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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MAY 17, 2018 GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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Be it socks with sandals, jeggings, or a full-blown Janet-Jackson-level wardrobe malfunction, we don’t always pull off fashion statements like we should. Most of us have fallen victim at least once to dressing up, going out, and suddenly hating our fashion choices. It’s an empty, helpless feeling. Being fashionable in the Keys can be tough and frustrating. The nearest shopping mall is on the mainland and locals have to stay creative to keep up with the ever-shifting fashion world. Just make sure, before you go cramming into that homemade speedo or mono-kini you found on Etsy, that you get a second opinion. The Weekly asked…

What’s your worst fashion faux pas? “I had laser eye surgery and I couldn’t wear eye makeup for two weeks. It was horrendous for me; I looked so pale,” said Candice Brown.

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Since Hurricane Irma, 59 surveys by Texas A&M University estimate the Key deer population at about 573 individuals (confidence interval 441-743 deer) on Big Pine and No Name Keys, and more surveys are scheduled in May. After the screwworm infestation was contained in March of 2017, the herd was about 870 individuals.

Riley Cooper, bottom, and Alice Dangel, practice their routine before the Florida Regional Synchronized Swimming Championship. See story, page 6. Paola Roldan/ CONTRIBUTED

COUNTY TO CREATE TAXING DISTRICT Funds raised would help rebuild Fishermen’s Hospital KATIE ATKINS

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onroe County Commissioners got the ball rolling Wednesday to create a special taxing district in the Middle Keys, the proceeds of which will go to rebuilding Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon. There has been support from local municipalities since April, when representatives from Baptist Health South Florida made the rounds in Marathon and Key Colony Beach to broach the subject. Baptist bought the hospital last year; it was destroyed by Hurricane Irma. “I came in here today to vote in favor of establishing an MSTU (municipal service taxing unit) to avoid any further delay and loss to Baptist Hospital,” Commissioner George Neugent said Wednesday. According to details discussed at a Marathon Council meeting, the goal is to raise about $10 million over the next 10 years, with a .5 mill or lower tax rate. On a nonhomesteaded property assessed at $300,000, that would mean a tax increase of about $150 a year. The proposed taxing district would likely extend from MM 47 to MM 63, encompassing Key Colony Beach and Duck Key, but the details need fine tuning. Neugent made a motion to direct staff to prepare two different resolutions necessary to create the taxing district. One would be a year-by-year agreement necessary to renew, and the other option is a 10-year maximum agreement.

For there to be a multi-year taxing district, there would have to be a referendum, the soonest being the Aug. 28 primary election ballot. “The concern is the November ballot is going to be so chock full of questions and there will be ballot fatigue, so it’s better for this to not get lost in the November ballot,” said county attorney Bob Shillinger, adding staff could have the resolutions ready by the June meeting. “We can still proceed down both paths and you can make a final decision in June. You’re setting it up for a future taxing year, so even if you did it year-to-year it wouldn’t go into place until the tax bills for next year are collected.” There is a rented field hospital on the grounds of Fishermen’s at the moment, which will be removed July 13 and replaced with a custom, hardsided inpatient temporary hospital to be delivered and erected at a cost of $3 million. The groundwork is being laid for the facility’s rebuilding, which will cost nearly $40 million. At the same time the hospital continues to lose about $1 million a month on top of the $24 million worth of debt it incurred since buying the hospital. According to Jay Hershoff, chairman of the Mariners and Fishermen’s Hospital Foundations, before it even assumed ownership, Baptist provided a $3 million line of credit to the cashstrapped hospital. Then, when it assumed ownership, the first move was to pay off a $5.8 million mortgage held by CenterState Bank. Then it spent $4.1 million to pay off vendors, including the previous management firm, Quorum, that was owed back pay.

SAVE THE DATE Thursday, May 17 • ArtWalk from 6 to 9 p.m. at Morada Way Arts & Cultural District, MM 81.5, ocean side. • Key Largo Original Music Festival from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Sundowners Restaurant, MM 104 Bayside. See keylargooriginalmusicfest.com for full lineup. Friday, May 18 • Key Largo Original Music Festival from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Cactus Jack’s, MM 104 Bayside. See keylargooriginalmusicfest.com for full lineup. Saturday, May 19 • Key Largo Original Music Festival from 2 p.m. to midnight at various locations. See keylargooriginalmusicfest. com for full lineup. Sunday, May 20 • Foster/adoptive training classes start. For more information, call 305809-5020. • Upper Keys Republican Club BBQ from 2 to 7 p.m. at Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center, MM 102 bayside. • Key Largo Original Music Festival from 2 to 10 p.m. at Caribbean Club, MM 104 bayside. See keylargooriginalmusicfest.com for full lineup. Wednesday May 23 • Islamorada Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Location TBD. • Shannon Labrie performance at 6 p.m. at Café Moka, Tavernier. $20 for food and admission. Thursday, May 24 • Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Members in Motion from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dolphin Point Villas, Key Largo. Friday, May 25 • Ocean Life Series: Salt Water Intrusion presentation at 6 p.m. at Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center, MM 102 bay side. Monday, May 28 Memorial Day. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at keysweekly.com.


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UPPER KEYS HISTORY In 1895, years before Flagler’s train began making tracks for the Florida Keys, politician George W. Allen gave a speech advocating the necessity of a road bridging mainland Florida and Key Largo. Even after daily railroad service had been established in the Upper Keys circa 1908, the plea continued when residents asked Monroe County officials to fund construction of a road in 1908. Farmers, especially those working the islands of the Upper Keys, needed a better way to transport their crops to packing houses established near the train’s right-of-way. The Miami Motor Club lent its voice to the argument in 1919 when representatives lobbied for the construction of a road to the Keys that would provide winter tourists with a “suburban” fishing ground. Monroe County officials allocated $300,000 for road projects in 1922. County funds were allocated for road projects in 1926, including the construction of a wooden bridge connecting Little Card Point (on the mainland side) to the existing road on North Key Largo. Additionally, on the Dade side of the county line, commissioners agreed to finance 11 miles of road that would link Florida City to Little Card Point. State Road 4A, the Overseas Highway, would open to public use on Jan. 25, 1928. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center. Photo: Jerry Wilkinson Collection

Susie Jannach, left, Karen Kovarik, and Claire Johnson want kids to expand their knowledge of American civics. They are doing just that by providing more than 600 fifth graders a copy of the Constitution. Also involved but not pictured is longtime Keys resident Claire Lang. GABRIEL SANCHEZ/ Keys Weekly

CONSTITUTIONAL CALLING GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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fter a chance meeting with an educator on a mission, four Upper Keys women have come together to provide more than 600 Monroe County fifth graders with copies of the Constitu-

tion. The pamphlets, which are part of the Constitution Project, are printed with no added interpretation and will be distributed by participating Monroe County schools. The women’s push to bring the Constitution to Keys kids started when Karen Kovarik visited longtime Keys

resident Claire Lang at her Bonita Springs home last year. While at lunch, the two women were introduced to educator Joseph Cofield. A decorated teacher of more than 15 years and Army veteran, Cofield was on a mission to see that fifth graders in Florida receive constitutional pamphlets through his 27 – 67 project, 27 referring to the number of amendments, and 67 for the number of counties in Florida. Fifth grade is often when Florida students are first introduced to civics and American government. “The Constitution is right up our alley,” said Kovarik, who is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution Florida Keys chapter. “Part of our mission is historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The Constitution is a perfect example of how the words of our forefathers can influence every American’s life today. Words are important and effective. Thankfully, our forefathers used their words wisely.”

Last year, Lang and her daughter, local tennis instructor Susie Jannach, visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Jannach said the trip was meaningful for her and that the initiative is important because it affords kids the opportunity to learn at an early age about history and the checks and balances American government has in place. She now plans to incorporate mini-lessons on the Constitution with summer campers in between tennis matches. After Lang discussed the Constitution Project while visiting the Upper Keys Rotary Club, local Realtor Claire Johnson decided to help out the cause. Together, the four raised the money to print the pamphlets. The women are hoping they are distributed to students before Constitution Week, which is observed from Sept. 17-23.


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There is a synchronized swimming camp for children ages 6 to 14 at Founders Park in Islamorada this summer. The sessions are June 11–15, June 18–22; July 16–20, July 17–21. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the final day, swimmers wear their very own custom designed and decorated suit, and perform their routine for family and friends. Contact Coach Isla Crawford at 856-473-4752 to pre-register. $150/week.

Synchronized swimmers headed to Junior Olympics

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he duo of Riley Cooper, 12, and Alice Dangel, 11, placed third at the Florida Regional Synchronized Swimming Championship Competition. Both swimmers are now headed to Junior Olympics competition in Oxford, Ohio next month. This year was the first year swimmers of the Synchro Sirens, an Upper Keys club based at Founders Park, were eligible to qualify for a national competition. “I couldn’t be more proud of these two. They have worked so hard both in and out of practice,” said Synchro Sirens head coach Isla Crawford. The Synchro Sirens will perform their duet, titled “It Takes Two.” Crawford said the Junior Olympic competition is the largest and most competitive national synchro competition in the country. The competition will run an entire week at Miami University in Ohio, starting Saturday, June 23. The local synchronized swimming club currently has four novice, one intermediate, and four age-group swimmers on the team. In the inset photo, Riley Cooper is pictured at left, and Alice Dangel is on the right. —Weekly Staff Report


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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MAY 17, 2018

May 17 - 20 2018

NO COVER CHARGE!

Saturday, May 19 Breezers at the Marriott - MM103.9 Bayside 2:00-3:30 3:30-5:00 5:00-6:30 6:30-8:00

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RJ Comer, Billy Davidson, Sebastian Garcia, Kyle Daigle Shawn Byrne, Jer Gregg, Nick Britt, Lala Deaton Melody Guy, Julie Gribble, Lockwood Barr, Sheena Brook Rachel Laven, Frankie Raye, Robinson Treacher, Caleb Lovely

Sundowners Restaurant - MM 104 Bayside 6:00-7:30 7:30-8:30 8:30-9:30 9:30-11:00

33 Years Sebastian Garcia, Sheena Brook, RJ Comer Frankie Raye, Shawn Byrne, Rachel Laven, Kyle Daigle Saints & Angels

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Señor Frijoles - MM 104 Bayside

Sundowners Restaurant - MM 104 Bayside

7:00-8:00 Jer Gregg, Julie Gribble, Lockwood Barr, Melody Guy 8:30-9:30 Hunter Tynan Davis, Robinson Treacher, Nick Britt, Lala Deaton

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LaLa Deaton, Edan Archer, Ryan Robinette, Nick Britt Adrienne Z, Jer Gregg, Dave Feder, Tana Matz Melody Guy, RJ Comer, Shawn Byrne, Julie Gribble Rachel Laven, Sheena Brook, Lockwood Barr, Sebastian Garcia, Megan Katarina

Cactus Jack’s - MM 104 Bayside

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Cactus Jack’s - MM 104 Bayside 10:30-Midnight

Sunday, May 20 - FESTIVAL FINALE AT THE CARIBBEAN CLUB Music & BBQ on the Beach, 2-10 PM

9:30-11:30 J. Hartley, Caleb Lovely, Hunter Tynan Davis

Caribbean Club - MM 104.1 Bayside

Friday, May 18 LIVE REMOTE: FRIDAY 6-8 PM

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Sundowners Restaurant - MM 104 Bayside 6:30-7:30 Megan Katarina, Nick Britt, Julie Gribble, LaLa Deaton, Robinson Treacher 7:30-8:30 J. Hartley, Jer Gregg, Lockwood Barr, Tana Matz 8:30-9:30 Caleb Lovely, Ryan Robinette, Melody Guy, Hunter Tynan Davis 9:30-11:00 Saints & Angels

Señor Frijoles - MM 104 Bayside 7:00-8:00 Kyle Daigle, Sebastian Garcia, Edan Archer, Rachel Laven 8:00-9:00 Sheena Brook, Frankie Raye, Megan Katarina, Nick Britt 9:00-10:00 Julie Gribble, LaLa Deaton, Jer Gregg, Lockwood Barr

Cactus Jack’s - MM 104 Bayside 8:00-8:45 RJ Comer, Shawn Byrne 8:45-10:00 Edan Archer, Rachel Laven, Kyle Daigle, Robinson Treacher 10:00-12:00 J. Hartley, Ryan Robinette, Hunter Tynan Davis

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TWO SIDES TO 1,300-UNIT COIN County stalls on whether to accept units

KATIE ATKINS

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There’s potentially a boatload of affordable housing units coming from the state to Monroe County, discussed at a meeting of the Board of County Commissioners May 10 and again at the May 16 meeting in Key West. But not everyone is on board, and it was said several times that the devil’s in the details, which have yet to be released. No official stance was taken by commissioners. Assistant County Administrator Christine Hurley traveled to Tallahassee on May 15 to meet with Department of Economic Opportunity staff about 1,300 new building permits for workforce housing throughout the Florida Keys. County Attorney Bob Shillinger told commissioners Hurley was unable to make the May 16 meeting but spoke on her behalf. “It’s up to us if we want to participate and what parameters would be placed on the units. They look forward to working with us to understand how we can fine-tune it to our specific needs,” he said. “It sounds to me like none of our questions were answered,” said Commissioner Heather Carruthers. The commissioners went back and forth for more than an hour about whether to accept the units, with the tone being mostly geared toward all the reasons the county should not accept them. Those in favor of the units cite them as a possible solution to the Keyswide dire housing situation. Those who oppose the move say it will be impossible to evacuate so many residents in a reasonable time should another hurricane head for the Keys.

The need for timely evacuation of residents from Monroe County is part of the reason development is restricted in the first place. “The real issue is quality of life and how many people can this fragile chain of islands hold?” said Carruthers. “We all know if we build on every lot in this county, I doubt there is a person in this room who would want to live here. We are facing some rather large issues,” said county Mayor David Rice at last week’s meeting. “Is this helping after the hurricane or setting a precedent for providing an unlimited number of permits by the state instead of coming up with their share of this huge cost we will have as a result of the ROGO?” He was talking about what will happen when there is no more development allowed in the Keys after 2023, and who will pick up the tab for potential “taking” lawsuits as a result of the state-mandated ROGO, the rate of growth ordinance. “Bob, have you and Christine been lying to us about this liability we’re facing in 2023?” asked Commissioner George Neugent. “No,” Schillinger said. “I think if you go back and look at all the tapes you’ll find plenty of instances when I tell you not every person who has a vacant parcel will have a valid takings claim. We may have to defend suits and believe we’ll be victorious in many of them.” Carruthers asked whether the county has to accept the 1,300 units. “They’ve asked us to express the position,” Schillinger said. “If there is any way we can take these we should take them,” Neugent said. The commission agreed last week it will be a long time, possibly years, before the 1,300 units are available to municipalities, seeing as how each will have to amend its comprehensive plan to allow for them.

The county has 555 unallocated affordable housing units and 1,000 market-rate units it can distribute. The various municipalities such as Village of Islamorada and City of Marathon also have some, but not as many. It’s a challenge to know exactly how many affordable units are needed — developers request the building rights but some are returned to the county if the deal falls through. DEO also will submit its 2017 Florida Keys Area of Critical Concern Annual Report to the Cabinet at its June 13 meeting. “We can stand in support, stand in opposition or stand silent and let the municipalities take their own course,” Shillinger said.

This is one of four structural insulated panel homes (SIPs) going up on Big Pine Key by the Florida Keys Community Land Trust as part of the solution to the affordable housing shortage. CONTRIBUTED


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OBITUARY

Cindy Ypsilanti Originally from Pittsburgh, Penn., Cindy Ypsilanti was the daughter of Richard Fleischer and Mary Lou Steen. Cindy’s calling was in education. She knew from childhood that she wanted to be a teacher, often playing teacher with the neighborhood children. She received a degree in education from Edinboro State Teachers College. One of her first teaching jobs was at the school at Orient Hospital in Lima, Ohio. There she advocated for better treatment and living conditions for the mentally and physically disabled students. Cindy continued to advocate for students throughout her career, touching the lives of many. Cindy moved to the Florida Keys in 1978 in search of sunshine and a teaching position. She was hired to teach at Plantation Key School, but soon left to direct a day care center in Key Largo. In 1981 she was introduced to her future husband. They were married in 1982 on a lobster boat anchored off Sandy Key. Her love of Early Childhood Education led her to write the early childhood education curriculum for Florida Keys Community College and to teach the early childhood courses as an adjunct professor. Cindy took a position at Coral Shores High School as a special education teacher, and later was the school’s guidance counselor. Prior to her retirement she was the guidance counselor at Key Largo School. Cindy was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and faithful friend. She is survived by her husband Chris, her children Dan and Sara, and her grandchildren Ray and Townes. She will be remembered for her joy for life, resilience, beautiful smile, her faith in God and love for her friends and family. Cindy has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the following organizations: Coral Shores High School College Scholarship Fund, Chris Harris, Counselor, 89901 Old Highway Tavernier, FL 33070; Key Largo School Relay For Life, 104801 Overseas Highway Key Largo, FL 33037; St. James the Fisherman Children’s Center, Sue Ellen Bennett, Director, 87500 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036 or Gabriel House of Care, 4599 Worrall Way Jacksonville, FL 32224.

MIRANDA BAKER NAMED ‘RISING STAR’ Upper Keys Rotary Club President Jill Miranda Baker holds the “Rising Star” award for Rotary District 6990. District Governor Alan Cohn presented the award, at the recent district conference held in Key West, in recognition of Miranda Baker’s “hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication” given throughout the year. During the conference, Miranda Baker shared with the attendees the successes of the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market, an annual fundraiser held in February over two days, raising hundreds of thousands for scholarships for graduating seniors, current college seniors and those pursuing vocational certification. For 2018, Upper Keys Rotary has given $40,000 each to Take Stock in Children and Key Largo Rotary, and is in the process of reviewing nearly 80 applications to award more than $100,000. Miranda Baker is the executive director of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. CONTRIBUTED

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Local paparazzi were buzzing on May 10, as dozens of models outfitted in Islamorada’s finest threads torched the Trading Post’s “runway” during the Sizzling Summer Fashion Show. The chic event featured everyday locals dressed in clothing and accessories that can be found at Miss Monroe Boutique, Otherside Boardsports, and Wild Lily Boutique. One by one, models strutted out dressed in summer-friendly outfits the shops put together. The always funny Richmond Arce handled mic duties as host for the event, while DJ Marissa Sardar spun some tunes. —Weekly Staff report

GABRIEL SANCHEZ/Keys Weekly 1. Katrina Wronka can burn up any runway with just a look. 2. Sam Hopper rocks a yellow romper. 3. Julianne Jankowski keeps her look casual and comfy. 4. Emma Bellion stuns in a black floral patterned dress. 5. Otherside Boardsports model Leif Cisneros struts his stuff. 6. Models of Miss Monroe take one last walk down the runway. 7. Richmond Arce, left, and DJ Marissa Sardar provide entertainment.


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MAKE BARBECUE GREAT AGAIN Upper Keys Republicans aim to break record GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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eed a little dose of American spirit? The Upper Keys Republican Club is hosting its America First Patriotic Barbecue on Sunday, May 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Murray Nelson Government Center. “In an ever-deepening divided country I think it’s important for the local community to get together, have one voice, and advance our local agenda,” said organizer John Ribble. Organizers are aiming to make the star spangled event the world’s single largest flag retirement ceremony ever. Residents are encouraged to bring their old American flags to help break the record. Free hot dogs or hamburgers will be given to the first 150 guests. $2 donations are suggested for food. Water, soda, and adult beverages will also be for sale. Along with the tunes of DJ Joel Cote and other outdoor games, the barbecue will hold a corn hole tournament starting at 3 p.m. Teams can join the tournament for $10 to compete for prizes. Attendees can also exercise their civic duties and register to vote for the upcoming election season at the event. Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron, State Attorney Dennis Ward, Florida Representative Holly Raschein and more will also be in attendance for guests to talk Keys issues with. “It’s a great opportunity for people to meet their elected officials,” said Ribble. For more information about the event or the Upper Keys Republican Club call Ribble at 305-393-9655. The Murray Nelson Government Center is located at MM 102, bayside. Stay tuned to the group’s Facebook page for information on future events, including Governor Rick Scott at its Reagan Day Dinner.

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MONROE COUNTY

SARA MATTHIS

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ey Largo School Principal Laura Lietaert said every year she brings the new teachers together to go over the “intruder” drill before they meet with the kids. “It’s difficult. There are tears,” Lietaert said, explaining the new teachers are often sickened by the idea of someone deliberately hurting children. “I tell them they can do what they have to do, for as long as they have to. Then we dry our tears and go out to talk to the children.” Lietaert’s observations illustrate the difficulty of discussing school security as it regards an active shooter situation. It’s an emotional subject for everybody — administrators, teachers, law enforcement, parents and kids. Bringing everyone together for a cohesive plan to respond to the danger, while taking into account everyone’s responsibility and understanding of the situation, is a monumental undertaking. The impetus is the school shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the resulting legislation of the same name that covers everything from school resource officers to mental health to gun purchase laws. Most of it is taking place behind closed doors, for reasons of security. “If we announce what we are doing, there’s not a lot of safety and security in that,” said school board member Mindy Conn. “Some of our measures will be obvious and other things we are currently doing you may not notice if you are walking around school.” School and law enforcement officials are, however, open to discussing broad objectives that must be accomplished over the summer.

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School district begins comprehensive review of safety Step one is to conduct detailed investigations of every district school before the end of the school year, and then charter schools. In the Keys, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will take the lead. Patty Thompson is the director of school safety at MCSO. It’s a new position, established in the last few months. Thompson is a former FBI agent and then security consultant with experience in exactly this field. She recently completed the security assessment at Florida Keys Community College. Sugarloaf School was the first to undergo an examination in April. “The public tends to think that the process just involves getting a cap gun and firing off a couple rounds. That’s the last step in a lengthy process,” Thompson said. It starts, she said, with interviewing everyone from the leadership team to the students. Then law enforcement develops measurable training. “The next step is tabletop exercises, where we work through it notionally, and it ends with a full-field training exercise,” she said. Thompson will make her recommendations, but the final decisions about what to implement — such as an active shooter drill that calls for students to participate — will be up to the school district. The school district and sheriff’s office won’t be working alone. Thompson said she plans to include the Key West Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, FBI, Department of Juvenile Justice, State Attorney’s Office, Emergency Management and even Fish and Wildlife Commission officers. “Everyone is chipping in. Agencies have different agendas, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it is this,” she said. According to the district, the assessments are nothing new. However, they have been expanded in the wake of the Parkland shooting in February.

Thompson and Pat Lefere, the school district’s executive director of operations and planning, said the training for students and administrators will follow the “run, hide, fight” protocol. “The response tactics in active shooter situations continue to evolve and there’s not one answer. Lockdown is not always the answer. ‘Run, hide, fight’ gives three options,” Thompson said. “We can teach the criteria to make the best choice in each circumstance.” Lefere said about half of district students received the training this year. He said district leaders are engaging school officials and having interactive discussions; they are doing the tabletop exercises. “But what the staff and teachers take away from the discussion is different for every particular location,” he said. “It’s all scenario dependent.” In the 2017-18 school year, Key Largo School conducted an intruder drill that included a movement exercise for the students. (That school has been practicing intruder drills for eight years.) At Marathon High School, the freshman watched a video and discussed it afterward. The district is developing tiered training. “The high school plan is a lot different from the kindergarten plan,” said Lefere. Next week: Pick up a copy of the Keys Weekly to read about school security upgrades and other details.


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“We had a flash sale for a couple weeks that brought prices down to $25. Mangrove Mike helped us a lot with cutting the price,” said Prosek. “This year it was our main goal of making it so anybody could come to prom and save money, because everyone was struggling a little after Irma.” For cash-strapped students who are not able to afford tuxedo rentals or dresses, the school also has a “prom closet.” Donated dresses and high heels are available for girls. And some guys will qualify for funds to rent a tux, Garcia said, provided they present a receipt. Prosek said he had overheard a few students say that they were not attending prom because they couldn’t afford suits. After he made them aware of the closet, they were able to find what they needed, and are now going. “People definitely use it,” said junior Shannon McCormick. “The hair and makeup artists who helped with Miss Coral Shores were also talking about having reduced prices or even volunteering to do it for free, which is awesome, because last year I spent $80 to get mine done.” Thanks to the hard work of students, and a generous community, Coral Shores students will be dancing away their big night with a little extra cash in their pockets.


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eys foodies have long argued that “good” barbecue is hard to find along the island chain. Upper Keys residents won’t have to travel too far now, thanks to Mike Porcari, owner of Mike’s BBQ 101 food truck. The up-and-coming pit master arrived in Key Largo earlier this year with more than 20 years of culinary experience. Mastering his own brand of barbecue is a dream come true for Porcari, who said he’s eager to show locals what authentic smoked meats should taste like. “I’m ready to conquer the world and make some great food,” he said. 101’s menu has all the staples of a finger-licking feast. The selection of sandwiches – which include Carolina Pulled Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Smoked Sausage, and BBQ chicken – all impress. The pulled pork sandwich is served with tangy Carolina barbecue sauce and a hearty serving of coleslaw on top. If you consider yourself a rib connoisseur, a half rack or full rack of Mike’s won’t disappoint. Side item choices include macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, green beans, corn bread, chips, or a roll. All are made from scratch. The difference between 101’s barbecue and everybody else’s is the process by which the meat is cooked, said Porcari. While most commercial cooking operations use gas-assisted burners, Mike’s BBQ 101 only uses smoke and heat from a wood burner.

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oberto Alonso was introduced to the Keys in the 1970s, when he would visit to fish the Bahia Honda Bridge and spend weekends in Tavernier while growing up in Hialeah. Alonso and his family had fled from Cuba to South Florida in 1960 as political exiles of the Castro regime. Alonso would go on to study at Florida Atlantic and Florida International University, eventually graduating with a bachelor’s in political science (he initially thought he wanted to be lawyer). His very first job was doing trade work as a fine jewelry engraver – a skill he’s maintained through his life. His first corporate job was as an account rep, and later, branch manager, of an accounting business. He later switched to the insurance world, and – fast forward 40 years – now owns and operates Borland & Associates Insurance in Key Largo. As Key Largo Chamber of Commerce’s current chairman, Alonso was chosen by his peers to be a leader for local businesses at a time when many industries are in the midst of economic recovery. A proud business owner – and even prouder parent and grandparent – Alonso believes in leading by example.

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What is something from your generation that should be passed on to this new generation? The overriding importance of the family above all else. There is no measure of sacrifice too high to obtain and maintain harmony and a loving bond among family members. Who‘s your favorite Cuban musician? Wow! This is the toughest question so far. I‘ll say Celia Cruz. She epitomizes love of family and country besides her brilliant musical talents. She was quite a role model for what is good and joyful in our culture. Cubans are notorious for their clever sayings. What is your favorite? De el dicho a el hecho hay un gran trecho: From what is said to what is done, there is a great path to be crossed. What’s something about you many people don‘t know? I‘m immensely shy. All throughout my life I’ve struggled with it and have tried to overcome it. I mostly work around it now that I am older, but it still remains a formidable obstacle.

LEADER OF THE PACK Key Largo Chamber chairman empowering local business in a post-Irma world Your family is important to you. You have two children and five grandchildren. How do you spend time together? Included with my children, Ana Lidia and Roberto Carlo, are my daugther-in-law Cristi, a beloved school principal, and son-in-law Luis, a decorated exMarine and successful business owner. We try to spend as much time together as is possible due to their busy schedule. We do vacations and as many holidays as possible.

Have any special talents or hidden abilities? I love to draw, write and paint pictures and portraits. I have a certain level of manual dexterity. I also love public speaking. You have an upcoming trip booked for Alaska. What’s the plan? To follow the itenerary as closely as possible and take a ton of pictures and hope that I can, at least once, hear the wolves howling in the evening. Visiting this state has been a dream since my youth. As my love of dogs and wolves grew with the years, and after reading my first Jack London book, I was hooked. Why wolves? They are not the smartest, strongest, or fastest creatures in the forest but what they do, they do very well – and their family comes first. Name one benefit of starting a Key Largo-based business. You get to live in one of the most unique and beautiful destination points in the country, with some of the nicest people too. What is the hardest part of starting a brand new business in the Keys? Knowing who your client is. You first define who is not your client and then who is. You have to research this market very carefully and ask yourelf if your business plan is for real.

Do you think all Key Largo buinesses should be eco-minded? This is a precious and fragile ecosystem and the life of the community is dependent on it to survive and thrive. You harm the environment, and you are killing the business segment, plain and simple. The Keys are nature and nature loves the Keys. How does speaking multiple languages benefit a buisness owner? It provides you with greater access and insight into the culture of all segments of the community. To speak a language is not only a matter of translation, but also immerses the speaker in the customs and culture of that languge. That is a critical part of the understanding of that language. Increasing numbers of tourists can later translate into more jobs. However, some businesses outsource travel jobs to the mainland. Does the Upper Keys economy need to diversify its industries? Yes, I believe so. A good example are the folks that are restoring our damaged coral populations. They are developing techniques and operational models that can be exported to other markets and countries. Finish the sentence: By day, I’m an insurance agent, by night I’m a ... as Mr. Frank Sinatra once sang, “A pauper, a poet, a bum and a king.“


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KEY LARGO CONCERT THIS WEEKEND Something for everyone in four-day fest

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lite musicians highlight the annual Key Largo Original Music Festival, featuring live performances Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20. The four-day festival stars music for all ages and tastes, offering attendees an intimate look behind the original hits of songwriters/ performers from Nashville, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Florida, in country, folk, pop, rock and blues. The 2018 fest showcases five intimate stages on the bay: Breezers at the Marriott Bay Beach Resort, Sundowners, Señor Frijoles, Cactus Jack’s with a festival finale and beach barbecue at the Caribbean Club. All the eateries/watering holes are close together at MM 104 bayside. Admission is free to all venues, and music continues late into the evenings. A packed lineup kicks off Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Sundowners. Nashville singers/ songwriters RJ Comer, Ryan Robinette and Shawn Byrne are to be joined by local favorites Dave Feder and Adrienne Z, festival veterans Jer Gregg and Nick Britt and Nashville rising stars LaLa Deaton and Lockwood Barr and others. Fans of NBC’s “The Voice” won’t want to miss Sheena Brook, finalist from Florida on Season 12 who was picked by Adam Levine to be on his team. After the show, Brook released her new EP “The First Time.” Look for her performances throughout the festival.

The festival finale and beach barbecue is Sunday, May 20, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Caribbean Club. The show features nearly 20 live performances in 90-minute segments. Florida Keys award winning Chef Andrew ‘Drew’ Tsang will serve up barbecue at $15 per head throughout the day. Admission is free.

The 2018 festival welcomes back Robinson Treacher, who performed in 2015. At the crossroads of blues, folk and Americana, Robinson’s songwriting style is matched by his deeply passionate vocals. Robinson draws influences from all genres, including rock, country, folk & R&B. Fans of Saints of Havana won’t be disappointed in their new lineup and the newly named band Saints & Angels, fronted by Lindsey Penner. Their musical style mixes country and rock and harkens back to the great musicality of the ’70s superbands. Audiences can also enjoy the return of festival favorites like Nashville’s Sebastian Garcia and J Hartley, Georgia’s lyricist Julie Gribble, and the tight, swirling harmonies of alternative country rock duo 33 Years. For a full lineup, visit keylargooriginalmusicfest.com/lineup. — Contributed

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he new director of the National Hurricane Center is set to kick off an annual hurricane preparedness workshop for the Florida Keys tourism industry Thursday, May 24 at 1 p.m. at the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West. Ken Graham was selected as the new hurricane center chief in March and arrived at the South Florida-based center after previous director Rick Knabb left the position last spring. Graham assumed the role of the nation’s hurricane warning chief after serving as meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service’s New Orleans/Baton Rouge office. During his presentation, Graham is to focus on new forecast tools the NHC is bringing online in 2018, as well as other aspects of the center’s efforts to monitor and issue watches and warnings when a tropical cyclone threatens a region. Other scheduled presenters include Kennard “Chip” Kasper, newly appointed meteorologist in charge for the

National Weather Service office in Key West; Marty Senterfitt, Monroe County Emergency Management director; and Andy Newman, media relations director for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. The final session is a panel discussion titled “Lessons Learned from (Hurricane) Irma” with participants including Senterfitt; County Administrator Roman Gastesi; County Sheriff Rick Ramsay; Marathon City Manager Chuck Lindsey; Key West City Manager Jim Scholl; Deputy Commander Lexia Littlejohn of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West; and Jon Rizzo, the warning coordinator for the Key West National Weather Service Office. “We’re confident many of the challenges residents and businesses faced after Hurricane Irma, such as re-entry, debris removal and housing, will be discussed and new solutions presented,” said Jodi Weinhofer, president of the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West, which is organizing the workshop in partnership with the Monroe County Tourist Development Council. “There will always be the chance that the Keys can be impacted by a tropical storm or hurricane, and being prepared is the solution for resilience and recovery.” Cost to attend the conference is $10 per person and reservations can be made by calling the Lodging Association at 305-296-4959. Although the workshop is geared to the tourism industry, representatives of any business may attend. — Contributed

METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE Chip Kasper to take helm at National Weather Service office in Key West

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ongratulations to long time resident Chip Kasper newly appointed Meteorologist-In-Charge at the NOAA/Florida Keys National Weather Service in Key West, Florida. The position was previously held by Matt Moreland who served from April 2015 to September 2017 before being promoted MIC of the NWS Office in San Diego, CA. Kasper has been on station since 1999 and spent most of his time as Senior Forecaster. He has worked during an incredible 27 tropical storms and hurricanes, including the big ones like Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. For the last 10 years, Kasper has served as the Marine Program Meteorologist, a role in which he frequently communicated and coordinated with the Florida Keys marine community to enhance boater safety and hazardous marine weather preparedness. In addition, he has worked with federal, state, and local agencies in the Florida Keys, in order to provide impact-based decision support services and build a “Weather-Ready Nation.” Prior to the National Weather Service, Kasper’s experience includes tours of duty at forecast offices serving Birmingham, Alabama and the Tampa Bay, Florida area and at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies in Tallahassee, Florida.  Kasper became interested in weather at a young age, growing up in the Midwest, and he developed a passion for meteorology after experiencing category three Hurricane Alicia in south Texas during a family vacation. He went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology from Florida State University.  Kasper works with his wife, Laura, who is also a meteorologist, and the Administrative Support Assistant at the National Weather Service. They are raising two sons and enjoy living in the fabulous Florida Keys. — Weekly Staff report


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Mechanic - Upper Keys, small engine, part or full-time. Long term employment. 305-852-0600 Established Criminal Defense Law Office with offices in Marathon and Key West seeking part-time/full-time secretary that is detail oriented. Position includes scheduling, answering phones, filing, and correspondence with clients. Reliable person with office experience required and knowledge of the legal system a plus. Please contact 305-289-9397 or email a resume to kris@ h a l s c h u h m a c h e r. com for consideration. TRANSACTION C O O R D I N AT O R needed for busy real estate team located in Lower Keys. Please email your cover letter and resume to Dawn Reams (dreams@ cbschmitt.com). Landscaping company seeking full-time laborers in Marathon. Call 305-395-8294 City of Marathon - Job Opening: Full Time Marina Technician. EOE FULL BENEFITS www.ci.marathon.fl.us Pancho's Fuel Dock in Marathon is looking for a part-time cashier. Please call 305-7432281.

EMPLOYMENT OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR –Key Largo. Only if you have a proven record as a positive, extremely reliable, self-starter capable of interacting with and supporting a wide range of individuals and diverse job requirements. Strong computer knowledge and competency required. Full Time Position. Please email resume to keyshumanresources61@ gmail.com –reference #1004 in email. Open Job Positions: Restaurant Manager, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, Apply in person or call for details: Key Colony Inn Marathon (305) 743-0100 Now Hiring: SWEET SAVANNAH’S is now hiring for Afternoon and Evening shifts. Please apply in person 8919 Overseas Hwy. Marathon Experienced Help Only needed for all positions. Apply in person Mon-Fri 1011am at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, Knights Key Blvd. Marathon Get Well Paid and Trained. Looking for Self MotivatedReliable Person to Work Outdoors, Must Have Vehicle. Call (305) 304-7995 HOBBIES/COLLECT.

PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watches and Pilot watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578 HOMES FOR RENT

CONDO FOR RENT 2BR/2BA fully furnished unit in Oceanfront condo. No smokers. No pets. $2,300 mo. Annual only. 251-978-6267 HOMES FOR SALE

Sands of Islamorada Hotel has immediate openings for a Housekeeper and Front Desk Person. Call for Details and Appointment Interview: 305 9625243

M a r a t h o n : 2/2 Condo, waterfront, pool. AND 1/1 Condo, waterfron, pool. Call 305-731-3113

SE BUSCA-Sra. De Limpieza para hotel en Islamorada. (305) 962-5243

27’ Hi-Lo, 2007 Travel Trailer. Very good condition - ready to go. Located in

Travel Trailer For Sale

HOMES FOR SALE Marathon. $13,500 OBO (561)573-5788 or email BGZUCC@ g m a i l . c o m REDUCED:TRAILER FOR SALE: Tiny House/Mobile Home, Park Model, Canal Front in Galway Bay, Marathon. Lot rent $1,034/mo. Asking $37,500 See MarathonYardSale. com & search Tiny House. 305-900-0113 DUCK KEY - BRAND NEW 3BR, 2BA home on dry lot. Consider owner finance, offers and/ or trades. 305-4811316 RV LOTS FOR RENT

Attn. Contractors: Lazy Lakes RV Resort - Summer Long Term Special - $1,100.00 Moves you in! (New tenants only) 6 mo. lease, metered electric, full hook up, clubhouse, Direct TV Setup, laundry facilities, swimming pool, shower & bathroom house, 15 min. from Key West. MM 19.8 This offer expires May 31, 2018. Call us today at 305-797-5184 S

SEEKING PARTICIPANTS DOCUMENTARY

M u l t i m e d i a documentary series seeks two families to follow through 2018 hurricane season. Episodes will shoot about one week per month thru October. For more information, email quarryknoll@ snafupictures.com or call 832-892-0943 NINGERS WANTED SINGERS WANTED Do you like to sing? Island Harmony, a women’s acapella group that sings 4-part harmony in the barbershop style is looking for women who like to sing to join our chorus. No experience necessary! All voice parts welcome! Join us for rehearsal on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the back hall at Martin Luther Chapel, 325 122nd Street Gulf, Marathon, FL 33050, behind NAPA. Just stop by on Tuesday evening. For more information, call Kathryn at 305-731-9579 or email kathrynrummery@ gmail.com.

LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-48-P IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JOHN FELSO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John Felso, deceased, whose date of death was March 9, 2018 and the last four digits of whose social security number is 3236, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is May 10, 2018. Personal Representative: Carli Bushey C/O Jack Bridges, P.A. P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 33070-1714 (305) 664-9690 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jack Bridges

LEGAL NOTICES P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 33070-1714 Fla. Bar No. 0175950 Publish: May 10 and May 17, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-63-P IN RE: THE ESTATE OF STEPHEN ROHATY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Steven Rohaty, deceased, whose date of death was April 15, 2018 and the last four digits of whose social security number is 0321, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is May 10, 2018. Personal

LEGAL NOTICES Representative: Anthony Allen C/O Jack Bridges, P.A. P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 33070-1714 (305) 664-9690 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jack Bridges P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 33070-1714 Fla. Bar No. 0175950 Publish: May 10 and May 17, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-19-P IN RE: THE ESTATE OF NEIL JOHN SHELLEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Neil John Shelley, deceased, whose date of death was November 12, 2017 and the last four digits of whose social security number is 5924, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844 LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

and June 7, 2018

The date of the first publication of this notice is May 10, 2018.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/01/2018, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/all bids.

Personal Representative: Deborah Shelley C/O Jack Bridges, P.A. P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 330701714 (305) 664-9690 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jack Bridges P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 330701714 Fla. Bar No. 0175950 Publish: May 10 and May 17, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on JUNE 9th, Leonard Richford Jr. Storage Auctioneer, Executive Administrator for U-Haul Company of Miami, will be offering for sale under the Judicial Lien Process, by Public Auction, the following storage units. The Terms of the sale will be cash only. U-Haul Company does reserve the right to refuse any bids. The sales will Begin at 3:00 p.m. and continue day by day until all units are sold. 103530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl. 33037. Names And Last Known Addresses are as Follows: JOAN ELIZABETH DOYLE UNIT #1013 $804.85 CARLOS SERRA UNIT #0013 $ 1,384.82 MARC MARVEZ UNIT#1592 $444.72 ANGELA SLOAN UNIT#1022 $369.74 ANTONY GOMEZ UNIT#1344 $2,550.71 CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON UNIT#1563 $1,336.36 BENJAMIN CATER UNIT#1526 $458.62 ANDREW BASTIAN UNIT#1404 $786.50 KEN HOEFT UNIT #1572 $358.88 FELANTIS BRUNSON UNIT #1524-71 $616.40 BRYAN DOZIER UNIT#1329 $924.53 KIM LANDOLT UNIT#1706 $509.10 Published: May 17, 2018

The Weekly Newspapers

IHGCG5641XA028556 1999 HONDA

Regrowth. In the Keys. At its best.

We are now seeking the following professionals to join our Fishermen’s Community Hospital team:

Medical Technologist

Medical Lab Technician

Full-Time, Shift Varies Job #77509

Full-Time, Weekend Evenings/Nights Job #79071

Security Officer Per Diem, 7p-7:30a Job #80272

First Cook, Dietary Per Diem, Shift Varies Job #77508

Registered Respiratory Therapist Full-Time, 7p-7:30a Job #80192

3N1BC1AP5BL453802 2011 NISSAN Published: May 17, 2018 and May 24, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers Notice of Seizure

Charge & Document RN, Emergency Department Full-Time, 9a-5:30p Job #80722

Monitor Technician, Emergency Department Part-Time, 7a-7:30p Job #80946

Registered Nurses, Emergency Department Full-Time, 7a-7:30p Job #80719 & Full-Time, 7p-7:30a Job #80720 Visit BaptistHealthJobs.net to review job responsibilities and requirements. We’re proud to mention Baptist Health South Florida is once again one of the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For! This is the 18th time Baptist Health has been named to the prestigious list and is the only healthcare provider in the state to be ranked. Find out why this is the best place to be your best.

Tavernier Mini Storage, 135 Hood Ave, Tavernier, FL 33070, will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following unit to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.

SE BUSCA PERSONA PARA LIMPIEZA DE HABITACIONES

Room Attendants Uso de equipos de limpieza

BONO DE $1.000.00 UNA GRAN COMPAÑIA CON GRANDES BENEFICIOS Plan De Seguro Médico, Dental y de Visión, 4 semanas de Vacaciones, Cuenta de Retiro 401k, Potencial de Crecimiento y muchos beneficios más!!!

APLICA HOY MISMO: jobs.bluegreenvacations.com

The best place to be your best. Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. These positions are not open to any third party recruiters, consultants and/or staffing vendors at this time.

Sale of all Goods, June 4, 2018 at 10:00AM.

The Weekly Newspapers

The Hammocks at Marathon

Apply online today

baptisthealthjobs.net

All contents in: Unit A-11 – Bruce Angelillo

Publish: May 17 & May 24, 2018

Bluegreen Vacations

HOUSEKEEPER needed for a small resort in Marathon. 30-40 Hrs.

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

weekends.

is now hiring for Afternoon & Evening Shifts.

(305) 433-1255 for more info.

Please Apply In Person 8919 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Must be able to work

Hospitality / Hotel / Beach Resort

Front desk agent needed for Continental Inn condo rental office • Full Time/Part Time/Must Work Weekends • Customer Service, excellent communication and office skills required • Charismatic, well spoken, organized, prompt and willingness to learn • Knowledge of reservation software a plus • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus not mandatory eMail Resume to: admin@marathonresort.com and plascjak@gmail.com. Apply in person at Continental Inn 1121 west Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach (305) 289-0101

We Buy Gold Locally! Cash Flow Jewelry and Pawn Townsquare Mall Marathon

LLÁMANOS HOY:

305-289-6700


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You’re here….so are we! Open for business and looking forward to seeing you. - The Lorelei staff Breakfast Menu 7 am – 10:45 am 7 Days a Week Lunch & Dinner 11 am – 10 pm 305-664-2692 • www.loreleicabanabar.com

81611 OLD HWY ISLAMORADA MM81.6

#Florida Keys Strong

26 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SERVING THE ENTIRE FLORIDA KEYS Commercial & Residential • State Certified Contractor CFC057546 • Licenced & Insured Pump Outs • Grease Traps Excavation Services • Trencher Visit Us

97671 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037

The character and resilience of Florida Keys’ business community is symbolic of a county that is not only rebuilding—but ready to flourish. As our locals return home, here is a list of some of your favorite spots that are open for business and getting back to work with you and the community we love. So be sure to support one another, dine out a few extra times this week —and leave a few extra dollars of love on the tables. Because together, we are FLORIDA KEYS STRONG

Hilarious!

COMEDY NIGHT! SAT JUN 2ND SHOW AT 8:30 DOORS OPEN AT 6

JIM FLORENTINE VH-1 THAT METAL SHOW

HOSTED BY & FEATURING

CARMEN VALLONE

$35 PER PERSON. RSVP 305-664-8400

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

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

Only $12

Includes: Guided Tour • Museum • Ferry Boat Ride

History • Environmental Education • Research Daily Historical Tours At 10am, 12pm, & 2pm Environmental Education Programs • Summer Camps • Research (305) 743-5999 • www.pigeonkey.net


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THE MOORINGS MM 81.5

Seeking self-motivated people for

• General Housekeeping • Reservation Associate • Beach Attendant Email Resumes to: info@mooringsvillageandspa.com or pick up an application at 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada

Please apply on-line at jobsearch.sherwin.com Marathon Store, REQ #180001MJ, PT Sales Associate, for any questions please call 305-289-8577 Key West Store, REQ #180007LC, FT Color Mixer, for any questions please call 305-296-8501

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

for the following positions:

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

PARALEGAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT, COUNTY ATTORNEY, MARATHON, ATAT021 Monroe County BOCC is looking for applicants with strong attention to detail, proficient computer knowledge, and ability to multi-task. Primary function: Provide paralegal support to the, Growth Management Division for the County Attorney’s office. Qualifications: High School Diploma, GED, plus 1-year business college. Paralegal degree or certification preferred. Experience: 5 to 7 years paralegal or legal assistant, paralegal degree or certification along with 2 years other but related experience may be substituted. $45,722.18 - $70,869.39/40 HPW. To apply, please contact Ken Clarke at Clarke-ken@monroecounty-fl.gov. APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT WWW.MONROECOUNTY-FL.GOV. 305-292-4557. Veteran’s Preference Available; E.O.E

Air Conditioning Service Technician / Installer

- Key West

dynamic individual for the management of Facilities

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

Drug Free

Apply at:

2735 Overseas Highway Marathon 305-289-1748

Responsibilities include maintaining the buildings, equipment and grounds throughout the Keys Apply online today @ KeysBank.com/careers

Member FDIC

EOE•M/F/V/D

HERON HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS REOPENING!

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

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

And looking for 1 more Direct Care Worker to help our clients with daily tasks, appointments, cooking and life skills. Must be a caring individual with clean driver’s license. No experience necessary. 2 shifts available. We will train on the rest! Coco Plum Dr. location.

The Guidance/Care Center, Inc, a division of

“Uplifting the human spirit since 1973”

IS Islamorada seeks part time lifeguards. Lifeguarding is a dynamic, challenging & rewarding job! Lifeguards are responsible for patron safety in & out of the pool and provide high quality customer service to the public at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center. Position also involves light maintenance duties and maintaining the pool chemistry. To apply please visit: http://www.islamorada.fl.us/departments/human_resources/jobopportunities.php. The Village participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) and contributes 7.92% of the employee’s time worked. Islamorada, Village of Islands is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides a Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants selected for life safety positions will undergo a pre-employment drug screen. If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application/selection process, please notify the Human Resources Manager at 305-664-6448. Islamorada, Village of Islands and the State of Florida do not tolerate violence in the workplace. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

NOT 5:30 hold at 87 the p

THE GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, Inc.

MARATHON

Maintenance Specialist Driver (CDL req.) Care Coordinator (Primary Care) LPN Peer Specialist (PT/FT) Registered Nurse Outreach Specialist (thru November)

Marathon area Companion

M A R I NA , BA R & G R I L L NOW HIRING: EXPERIENCED

Position P/T M-F with travel

COOKS

KEY LARGO

Background screening and references needed.

TOP WAGES PAID. GUARANTEED 40 OR MORE HOURS PER WEEK. OVERTIME PAID. FREE MEDICAL BENEFITS & PAID VACATIONS.

Background/Drug Screening Required. www.careers.westcare.com to apply

Call Tina at (305) 852-3282

KEY WEST

Care Coordinator (MIND prog) Client Advocate (GED or HS req) Outreach Specialist (thru November)

Driver (CDL req.)

APPLY IN PERSON. ASK FOR EDWIN, SERGIO, OR RANDY.

1200 Oceanview Avenue (off 15th Street) Marathon • (305) 743-5317

A co Cent Islam

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CoCo’s General Store NOW HIRING: Apply in person at 50 Coco Plum Drive, Marathon 305-743-7743

The Hammocks at Marathon™

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES

HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS IN MARATHON: Front Desk Agent • Night Auditor Room Attendant • Laundry Attendant Houseperson

$1,000.00 Sign-on Bonus! • Maintenance Shift Technician • Housekeeper • Limpiesa de Habitaciones • Guest Services Associate/ Relief Night Auditor

Please apply on line at www.spottswood.com/careers or on site at 13201Overseas Highway, Marathon.

EOE m/f/d/v

GREAT BENEFITS:

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

TO APPLY: Online >

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

Sales Associates Full & Part Time / Set Schedules Starting Wage $12.00 per hour Great Benefits! Fun work environment Apply: www.ronjonsurfshop.com EOE/DFWP

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

jobs.bluegreenvacations.com In Person >

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

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. Excellent Benefit Package

Or Call >

Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway or online at www.spottswood.com

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

EOE/m/f/d/v

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

DETENTION DEPUTY TRAINEE:

We now have an opening! FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME

SERVER BARTENDER

$Bonus Pay$ • Apply in person

S.S. Wreck MM59, Grassy Key (next to Dolphin Research Center)

Open Tues-Sun 11am

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Preliminary Applications for a Detention Deputy Trainee Academy starting June 2018. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will pay for your new career (tuition, books and salary). Preliminary Applications must be completed and received by May 25, 2018. Applicants may apply on line at www.keysso.net or contact Charles Slebodnick at cslebodnick@keysso.net or 305 292-7044. EEO/AAP.

WE ARE HIRING FOR: FT or PT Guest Services FT or PT Photo Tech

Photoshop and basic computer knowledge, personable, cash handling

Full-Time Marketing

2 years experience, social media, personable, cash handling

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant 1406 Oceanview Ave, Marathon

EOE m/f/d/v

Aquarium Encounters 11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

SUDOKU SOLUTION


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Immediate opening for a HVAC Service Technician NOW HIRING

Marathon, Big Pine, Key West and Stock Island Locations

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

Apply in person

ASSISTANT MANAGERS $12-$16 per hour

SEEKING AMAZING TALENT Current Job Openings:

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

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

Immediate Openings available at all locations.

Full-time Bell/Valet Attendant Full-time Front Desk Agent Part-time Night Auditor Part-time Boutique Associate Full-time AM Cook & PM Cook Licensed Massage Therapist Licensed Nail Technician

Great pay and benefits. Key West's friendliest staff and working environment.

APPLY IN PERSON AT ZERO DUVAL

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.

D’Asign Source is seeking the following professionals. Overtime and benefits are available. For full details & additional openings, please visit DAsignSource.com/careers

Construction Foreman Experience in high-end residential—including finish carpentry, drywall, windows/doors, understanding of building systems and construction techniques from concept to completion of job.

JOB OPENINGS MAINTENANCE ENGINEER SECURITY GUARD GUEST SERVICE AGENT AYS AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V SCAN FOR JOB

Apply on line at Spottswood.com/careers

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

We are now hiring for the following positions: • AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN • SERVICE PORTER • TOW TRUCK DRIVER • SALES CONSULTANT ( FULL OR PART-TIME) • SERVICE CONSULTANT • EXPRESS SERVICE TECHNICIAN BILLING/TITLE CLERK (FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME) RECEPTIONIST ( FULL OR PART TIME) 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

Long Term Rentals 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo. Pool, Tennis, Dockage. Small pets considered. Coco Plum area $2400/month. 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Condo. Pool, Screened In Porch. Sombrero area $2250/month. 2 Bedroom/1 Bath 1/2 Duplex. Recently Remodeled. $2250/month. No Pets. 1st, last and sec. deposit required. Call Island Breeze Realty (305) 743-8328

Field & Site Technician Ability to install, troubleshoot, and maintain mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment and components in the field, including irrigation and pool systems.

Finish Carpenter Focusing on the details of how interiors of high-end homes and resorts come together. Doors, trim, cabinetry, bathrooms and kitchens. An understanding of how other trades work within is required as teamwork is paramount.

Landscape & Outdoor Environments Sales/Design An outdoor design and decor specialist that works well with clients. Producing designs, selections, and sales processing. Follows through with support for install teams and client expectations.


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let’s do business - (305) 743-0844

Free Listing • Free Market Evaluation No Upfront Fees • Special Commission Rates Buying/Selling • We Can Help Find That Dream Boat THOMAS ALBANESE Treasure Coast Division Yacht Broker

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

Thomas@UnitedYacht.com www.UYSTC.com

Sportfishing Adventures

Dolphin-Tuna-Wahoo-Billfish-Snapper-Grouper-Shark Deep Sea –Off Shore-Reef-Wrecks-Gulf

info@johnnymaddoxcharters.com

305-481-3259

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

NEW & REPAIR

305-664-0099 www.TikiHuts.com

STATE CERTIFIED THATCHING CONTRACTOR CYC 000002

Only $35 Puts Your Business Card Here Wholesale/Retail

MARCH HARE MARINE SERVICES CERTIFIED MARINE SURVEYS MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR SERVING ALL THE KEYS

office: cell: e-mail:

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Satisfaction Guarantee “Fresh off our Boat”

LARGE BLUE CRABS North Key Largo

305-879-1793 Ana Sawley

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Considering a move or visit to the Florida Keys? The best way to familiarize yourself with your new hometown is by surfing our new site www.keysweekly.com.

Licensed and Insured General Contractor! License # CGC1516588


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Covering All The Keys From Key Largo To Key West Upper Keys Weekly 91831 O/S Hwy, Ste 3 Tavernier, FL 33070 305.743.0844

Marathon Weekly 9709 O/S Hwy Marathon, FL 33050 305.743.0844

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CONNECT TO PROTECT Shell World North Mile Maker 106 Bayside

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

Tent sale! Now 50% off on all regular store merchandise. New Hours starting May 3rd. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm

PROPERTY UNDER CONTRACT, THIS STORE LOCATION CLOSING SOON! BONUS FREE GIFT, JUST FOR STOPPING BY TO SEE US! 31 Corrine Place, Key Largo, Fl 33037 • 305-453-4321 • www.dpmmr.org Not For Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization

ALL SALES FINAL • NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS APPLY

Shell World North 305-451-9797, Key Largo MM 106 Bayside Remember Shell World South at MM 97.5 in the median is here to stay and ready to serve all your gift and decorating needs, OPEN DAILY 9am to 8pm.


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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MAY 17, 2018

Tavernier Office

Come see your experienced Upper Keys Bankers and familiar faces at CenterState Bank’s THREE locations!

Brayan Lledes, Monica Hane NMLS# 713422, Bette Brown NMLS# 812462, Adriana Cuomo NMLS# 713407, Loren Meiner

Key Largo Office

Wilson Gomez, Wendy Coffman NMLS # 1530749, Lisa Smith, Sharon Smith NMLS# 1471072

William Doxey NMLS# 955217

Loan Production Office

Lisa Feliciano NMLS#378048 and Maria Mcglocklin NMLS# 1473432

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