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Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S., according to 2016 numbers complied by the Centers for Disease Control. This statistic has never been more relevant, considering the recent high-profile suicide deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, as well as a local man who live-

streamed his own death in Key West. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there were more than twice as many suicides (44,965) in the United States as there were homicides (19,362) in 2016. The number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

To be clear, Carl Paul never had to use the paddle on Derek or his grandchildren Christopher, 10, and Raymond, 14 — although Christopher does look a little nervous! This is a fourthgeneration Marathon family filled with great dads, and potential dads. SARA MATTHIS/ Keys Weekly

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MOVING AHEAD Middle Keys officials want 300 of Scott’s ‘1,300’ KATIE ATKINS

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here’s a time for everything, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak. As Monroe County officials attempt to mend the Keys’ affordable housing crisis, it was time Wednesday to speak to Gov. Rick Scott, his Cabinet and the Department of Economic Opportunity about 1,300 affordable housing permits announced in early May and now approved. In the six weeks since the initiative was announced, county commissioners have given it a lukewarm reception while waiting for details. Marathon, Key West and Islamorada are all on board and representatives from each were in Tallahassee Wednesday for the Cabinet meeting. “We are very thankful to the governor, Cabinet and DEO for listening to our request and working with us over the last year to make this happen,” said Marathon City Manager Chuck

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Lindsey referencing 300 requested by the city in November 2017. “In Marathon we have been committed to affordable housing for our residents and this initiative is only going to help.” Upper and Lower Keys officials were equally enthusiastic. “We’ll absolutely take 300 and we’ll start working with the DEO to make our comp plan amendments to accommodate these units, which will be deed-restricted workforce housing units with an evacuation restriction,” said Key West City Manager Jim Scholl. Making amendments to comprehensive plans in each municipality is a lengthy process, but it’s necessary to acquire the units. Each municipality can apply for 300. Those living in the future units will be required to evacuate within 48 hours of a major hurricane, like tourists and people in travel trailers. “We’ve got to do the paperwork, but we are really looking forward to working on the details and getting more affordable housing in Key West,” Scholl said. Islamorada Village Manager Seth Lawless said the initiative is positive and the village would like to accept 300 as well. “We’ll take ’em,” he said. Smaller municipalities like Key Colony Beach and Layton are allowed a combined 100 units. County officials have not been instructed yet by the Board of County Commissioners on whether or not to pursue 300 units on behalf of unincorporated Monroe. A June 6 letter from the county to the DEO listed concerns and questions, all of which have been discussed in public meetings. “To be clear, the County Commission has not taken a vote regarding an official position on the governor’s proposal due to a number of questions and concerns,” the letter reads.


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MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE SIGN!

June 15-17 • Florida Keys Guitar Festival. Keystix.com or floridakeysguitarfestival.com for more information.

BANK OF AMERICA MESSAGE BOARD COULD BE REMOVED

Friday, June 15 • Free movie “Fly Away Home” at 4 p.m. at Marathon library. • Free kid’s (ages 4 – 12) fishing program from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crane Point Museum, Marathon.

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t could well be a cornerstone of community information. The sign in question is at the Bank of America at the intersection of U.S.1 and Sombrero Beach Road. It regularly posts messages about festivals, sporting events and events for charity. According to Randy Mearns of Marathon Electric Sign and Light, the sign might be coming down because of a message that a visitor found objectionable. In a June 9 email to Marathon Mayor Michelle Coldiron and City Manager Chuck Lindsey, Mearns wrote: “About three weeks ago, we had a message on the sign that read ‘Don’t be a skeeter breeder.’ Some tourist took offense to the message, took a picture and sent it to Bank of America where it quickly went up the ranks to corporate execs who were not happy.” The skeeter breeder reference is a public service announcement about quelling the surge of the aedes aegypti mosquito during the rainy season by taking precautions around the home. Mearns said the sign has been there for more than 40 years, and survived not only Hurricane Irma but five different banks as well. An employee from his company is responsible for putting up the messages every week. “About 20 years ago, Marine Bank started letting the community put messages on the signs. But what was happening was people were parking their cars at the busy corner and standing on their hoods to put up the letters,” Mearns laughed. “So the bank hired us to put up the messages instead. I think they paid us like $10 a week at the beginning.” Mearns has done it for free for years, and it just evolved into one of his community responsibilities. “Every not-for-profit uses this sign to advertise events — for Festival of Christmas Trees, Taste of the Islands, church announcements. That was the very first sign to get put back together after the hurricane. It’s where we know to look for community news,” said Coldiron. According to the City of Marathon, the bank has applied for a permit for a new sign that does not include a reader board. Deputy City Manager George Garrett said city officials have reached out to the property managers to discuss options.

Saturday, June 16 • Master Gardeners plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Home Depot, Marathon. • 42nd Annual Swim Around Key West at 9:15 a.m. • Farmer Jeanne will showcase animals from the farm from 10 a.m. to noon at Marathon library. • Guitar Summit at 8 p.m. at Marathon Community Theatre. Monday, June 18-20 • Florida Public Archaeology Networks Heritage Awareness Diving seminar. $150, includes all course material and charter boat fees. Contact Nicole Grinnan at 850595-0050. Monday, June 18 • Free acoustic jam from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Marathon library.

The sign doesn’t meet Bank of America’s current branding standards. It’s possible it will be replaced without room for community messages. SARA MATTHIS/ Keys Weekly

Tuesday, June 19 • Project H.O.P.E. hurricane workshop for children from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Marathon library. • History of Cuba and Florida presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Island Community Church. Event is free. For more info call 305-393-0940. Wednesday, June 20 • Adoptive parent training classes start. Interested parties contact 305-809-5020. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at keysweekly.com.

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�ank You! The Stiglitz Family along with Bambi Kuck and Oni Ferreiro would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who helped make this years Pop Stiglitz Coed Softball Tournament a huge success. We were able to award 18 Marathon High School students scholarships totaling over $10,000. BUSINESS SPONSORS Iberiabank Promotions Guy Publix/Jamie Clairy Marathon Garbage Service Brutus Seafood Cracked Conch Overseas Pub & Grill Florida Keys A.C. US Foods/Leon Bouricer Wheels To Go Holiday Inn & Express Suites/ Ashely Keeney Debbie’s Cleaning & Maintenance Flowers/Eric Lazy Days Keys Fisheries Air Gas Florida Keys Concrete Pumping INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS / VOLUNTEERS Stiglitz Family Sue Corbin Gerald Clairmont Michael Kuck Art Stephens Donna Hoffman Chic & Carol Susan Curry Maria Brandvold Lewis Phil Saltmarsh Robert Hunt Kacey Hunt

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COMMUNITY NEWS

MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

FILLING IN THE GAP Compassionate Care Hospice sole Key West provider

KATIE ATKINS

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fter VNA and Hospice of the Florida Keys pulled out of Key West in February, it left a void for end-of-life care. The company, which had a 34-year presence, said its closure was due to financial stress. “When VNA closed down, Compassionate Care Hospice stepped in immediately and they were the only agency willing to take over (hospice services) south of Marathon,” said Livia Barbosa, a clinician and former VNA employee. “That’s one of the reasons I chose to work for Compassionate Care and it’s something the public should know.” There are two other for-profit hospice agencies that provide service in some parts of Monroe County, both headquartered on the mainland. Some hospitals also set aside beds for hospice care provided in the facility. Barbosa said the transition for Compassionate Care to take over services has been fast. Living in Tavernier, she commutes to Key West about three times a week in a county where the struggle to find employees has only been exacerbated by Hurricane Irma. “The more south you go post-Irma, it’s difficult to find employees. It’s in every industry, but especially the healthcare industry,” she said. Regardless, she said the team is growing, powering through and establishing its name in the community as Key West’s only hospice provider. Challenges aside, Barbosa said, “I like knowing I can comfort patients that need it toward the end of life.”

She has about a dozen patients Keyswide and works mainly in Tavernier, but has been filling in in Key West recently. In the Lower Keys, Compassionate Care has a staff of two certified nursing assistants, a social worker, and a chaplain, said marketing director Manuel Soler. The main Keys office is in Marathon, along with another South Florida office in Hialeah. “As soon as we start growing in Key West, we’ll be putting in more staff according to the necessity,” Soler said. Patients are referred to Compassionate Care through doctor referral; then a nurse performs an evaluation to see whether the patient qualifies for palliative care. The concept is to bring comfort to patients in their own home toward

the end of life and help them avoid going back to the hospital, Soler said. “Also, we have patients of hospice do special things, like massage therapy or recreational activities,” Soler said. “We’re glad to bring our services to Key West and bring a new hope to patients and families.” The company was founded in 1993 and has offices in 22 states other than Florida. According to the national Hospice Action Network, hospice providers nationwide care annually for nearly 2 million Americans with life-limiting illness. Additionally, according to the HAN, research shows that eight out of 10 Americans would want to stay in their homes surrounded by family and loved ones if they were faced with a life-limiting illness.

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MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

FLORIDA KEYS GUITAR FESTIVAL PRESENTS Charles “Prof” Albury. JERRY WILKINSON COLLECTION

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ne of the early schools established in South Florida opened in Key West just after the end of the Civil War. Five sisters from the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary traveled to Key West from Ontario, Canada and opened the school for girls in 1868. The school was housed in an old Civil War barracks. Locals had been using the structure to house their goats. Key West’s first public high school, Jeptha Vinning Harris School, was built in 1905. Located on the corner of Southard and Margaret streets, the school’s first graduating class, in 1909, consisted of two young ladies. The Harris School, as it was commonly known, accommodated grades 1-12 and was the only public high school in the Florida Keys for decades. Students wishing to receive their high school diploma from the Middle and Upper Keys had to travel to Key West in order to take the classes necessary to graduate. The first public school in the Marathon area opened in 1909 and its first teacher was Miss Effie Knowles. She had 12 students her first year and the school term lasted four months. The school house was a one-room frame building serving grades 1-9. In addition to school classes, religious services and social gatherings were held there, too. The school’s first male teacher was Charles Albury. Because of population centers, schools in the Upper Keys opened decades earlier than those in the Middle Keys. Monroe County school superintendent Jeptha Vinning Harris submitted an education report for the year 1877-1878 stating, “Key Largo School No. 5, at Key Largo, under instruction of Mrs. M. Johnson, with attendance of twenty-two …” Five schools in the Upper Keys were identified in school board minutes dated October 4, 1894: East End Matecumbe School, Plantation Key School, Planter School, Rocky Bay School, and Basin Hill School. Like the Marathon School, these were one-room frame buildings. In 1924, the wooden Matecumbe School, located at what is the Cheeca Lodge property today, was replaced by a two-room coral rock building. Charles “Prof” Albury, formerly of Marathon, would join Ferran Pinder at the Matecumbe School around 1929. The Matecumbe School would be destroyed in the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. — Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.


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FATHER’S DAY

MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

There are tons of fatherly types out there — new dads, old dads, grand-dads, dads-in-law, stepdads, etc. — but there are even more reasons than types to sing their praises, especially on their special day. Father’s Day is the chance to show Dad how much you appreciate everything he does. (Note: being included on this list automatically nominates you for Father of the Year.)

KEN FAIRBROTHER Dad to Kyler

JAMES MURPHY Dad to Graham and Miles

THEO DERLETH Dad to Theo Alexander

BILL KELLY Dad to Billy Kelly

Ken Fairbrother is the proud papa of Kyler, 11. “I love watching him grow into a little man, so much like I was but with his own crazy personality,” Fairbrother said. The Middle Keys dad said he wants to help his son take advantage of all the opportunities that come his way, plus help him over the obstacles. “I want to instill in him a loving and open-minded mentality that will help him mature into a good person who is kind to others and will pursue anything in life that makes him happy!”

Being a teacher means having the summer off, and for James Murphy, that means a fun-filled few months of traveling with his two boys, Graham, 8, and Miles, 6, and wife Andrea. He said his favorite part about being a dad is “getting to eat all the kid food all over again,” like Capri suns, fish sticks, cheese sticks, fruit rollups and “anything that goes in a toaster.” Snacking aside, his other favorite part about being a dad is watching the boys learn new things and grow “and become their own people and become their own selves.”

“They are so alike, like little clones. When people hear my son speak, they think it’s my husband,” said Ganine Derleth of her husband, Theo, and son, Theo Alexander. Ganine says she’s lucky because they are both brilliant. “My husband was always like a fountain of knowledge to me, but my son has learned so many things managing the Liquid 8 pawn shop in Key West for so many years.” Well, we think we can detect the same sparkle of mischief in both sets of eyes!

It was with a heavy heart that Bill Kelly Sr. helped drive his son, Billy, to Maryland to make a new life up there with his three sisters — Tara, Jodi and Sherri — and numerous nieces and nephews. (Kelly Sr. has seven grandchildren and they call him “Pop Kelly.”). His dad said his son, a wildly popular cashier at Publix, made a mark on Marathon. “My kids make me proud. They are good people,” Kelly Sr. said.

JOHN MIRABELLA Dad to Ian

ANDREW GOLL Soon-to-be dad

Ian Michael Mirabella is 15 months old, and the apple of his father’s eye. “I always wanted kids; this is a dream come true,” said John Mirabella of Castaway Restaurant. “I want him to be happy. And I want to teach him to spearfish, and dive, and sail and travel and eat and cook,” Mirabella said. When asked if his son has him totally wrapped around his little finger he said, “Absolutely. I’m a total sucker.”

Andrew Goll isn’t a dad yet, but he’s about to be. The Marathon High School teacher’s wife, Heather of Sweet Savannah’s, is carrying the next generation of the family. She said, “I know Andrew is going to make a great father because he loves to mentor kids in sports and in school!”


FATHER’S DAY

MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

ADAM MATYI Stepdad to Bryleigh, Lola and Michael (not pictured) “Adam has been an ultimate positive figure for my three children to look up to. It’s a lot to take on that role and he does it with a lot of love. We have a healthy and happy home and my children are thriving,” said Tara VanHoesen. “I believe this is in large part because of Adam’s influence.” Adam came into the kids’ lives three years ago after Tara’s husband passed away. “It’s not a traditional Father’s Day story, but nonetheless celebratory.”

DANA CHILD Dad to Aydan and Hannah

JERRY DIEGUEZ Dad to Taylor, Michael, Jared, Brody, Shane and Danielle

“They are incredible people. I am blessed to have two healthy, intelligent, athletic and outgoing children,” said Dana Child. The whole family is together again this summer with Hannah, 19, home for the summer from University of Florida, and Aydan, 17, getting ready to enter his senior year at Marathon High School. “I couldn’t imagine my life without them.”

Whew! What a brood. Jerry Dieguez, pictured fourth from left, has five children. They are pictured here on the occasion of his daughter Danielle’s wedding. From left, that’s Brody, 5, wife Jennifer, Shane, 9, Jerry, Danielle, 23, and husband Chris Cameron, Michael, 13, Jared, 18, Taylor, 15 and Jerry’s dad Geraldo, 83.

JOHN KOCH Dad to Casen

JOHN JOHNSON Dad to Edward, Joseph and Matthew

John Kotch is the proud father of 6-year-old Casen. This Father’s Day John will be working the Food Truck at Sunset Grill as the boy enjoys the Sunday Funday pool party at Sunset Grille and Raw Bar. Casen shares some of the same interests as his father and has inherited natural baseball abilities. John said he hopes the boy becomes a man that leads by example and admits the child already exhibits some of the tendencies. “To put it mildly, he is strong-willed and a good negotiator.”

Marathon Fire Chief John Johnson has three strapping young sons. From the left, they are Edward (the middle child), Joseph (the oldest), and Matthew (the youngest). On this occasion the Johnson men were in Las Vegas to take a special seminar on scrapbooking with extra emphasis on glitter use.

JOHN HARTMAN Preston’s dad

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM Dad to Ainsley and Eagan

“He is an amazing father,” said Vivian Potela of boyfriend John Hartman, dad to Preston, 4 months. “He is attentive and hands-on, not leaving all the work for just me.” Hartman, who owns Tarzan Tree Company in the Lower Keys, said his favorite things are the early morning feedings and nighttime baths when they get the best dad-son bonding time.

“I feel proud to have two great kids that are smart and have grown to be polite young adults with a sense of purpose,” said Michael Cunningham, chief at AHEC Inc. “If this is my biggest accomplishment, I did the best a dad can do. Happy Father’s Day to all of you!”

TRAVIS LIVENGOOD Dad to Summer, 10 and Marina, 6 “He has to put up with me; that’s enough to make him perfect,” said the Weekly’s Kristen Livengood.

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FATHER’S DAY

MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

DR. JOHN O’CONNOR Dad to Sean, Meagan and Joseph

MATTHEW PITCHER Dad to Caden

JESSE SCHUBERT Dad to Kaya, Mikayla and Micah

JEFF SMITH Dad to Jessica and Rebekah

Dr. John O’Connor has three grown children — Sean, left, Meagan, and Joseph. His wife, Ingrid, said he’s a hands-on dad. “He’s very involved with the kids and their friends. He doesn’t hesitate to give them all advice. And he also cares about their careers.”

Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Pitcher has himself a reader. “He’s read the complete set of Harry Potter books,” he said, his pride unmistakable. “Caden is super smart for his age.” The dad and 9-year-old have regular “matie adventures” (think pirate), and spend the day snorkeling or just hanging out — “doing the family thing.”

Jesse Schubert said the best thing about being a dad is getting to hang out with little people just as crazy as he is. He’s pictured here with Kaya, 8, and Mikayla, 7. Not pictured is his son, Micah, also 8 years old.

It’s easy to get local banker Jeff Smith to gush about his girls Rebekah and Jessica. Jessica is living in Orlando and Rebekah is attending Tulane and getting ready for a semester abroad in Australia. “I am very proud of the strong, independent young women they are becoming,” Smith said. “Jessica is finding her passion in the art world and Rebekah is pursuing finance and accounting while managing the basketball team.”

CARL STANTON Dad to Adriana, Khendra and Kaitlyn

TODD ZIELS Dad to Hannah and Dylan

DAVE MOLONEY AJ’s dad

“He works endlessly, both on the boat and around our house, to set an amazing example for our kids,” said Lisa Ziels of her husband, Todd. He’s dad to Hannah, who will be a senior at Marathon High School next year, and Dylan, who will be a seventh grader. “He loves his kids unconditionally, but most importantly he keeps our whole house laughing 24/7!”

Being the oldest of eight kids, Krissy Wejebe-Maloney knew Dave would make a great dad one day. “He has a great way with kids,” she said. Dave is dad to 16-month old AJ, and loves snuggles after a long day on the water. Dave also brings kids who are identified through Wesley House and Outdoor Dream Foundation for needing a day on the water out fishing through the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation, which honors Krissy’s dad.

Being the father of three girls is a wonderful thing, said Carl Stanton. He’s had the opportunity to show Adriana, 13, Khendra, 15, and 20-year-old Kaitlyn how a woman should be treated, he said. “Chef Flavor,” as many people call him, is busy running the culinary program at Marathon High and coaching football, but likes to spend any downtime hanging with the girls. “Whether we go to dinner, the beach, pool or the movies, we just enjoy our time together,” he said, adding Saturday morning will be spent having breakfast. We hope he’s taking a well-deserved break from doing the cooking. This photo was taken on the family’s first-ever trip to the Keys.

ABE CONN Dad to Emily and Josh You aren’t going to get more of a jokester than Abe Conn. Emily, who is in college, said her dad is the best because he is funny and has the best dad jokes in town. “He also gives great life lessons and knows just how to make your day just a little bit better!” Josh concurred. “He takes care of everybody, not just his family,” he said. “He’s loving and passionate about everything he sets his mind to.”


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MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14V, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY

OPEN LETTER TO MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

KEYS ENERGY SERVICES BOARD ROOM

As residents of the proposed taxing district for Baptist Hospital, we wish to address BOCC’s proposal for a taxing district without voter approval.

1001 James Street • Key West, Florida 33040 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018

Public Hearing 10:00 a.m.

Fishermen’s Hospital plays a critical role in our community, and we must take measures to insure that the Middle Keys community has a proper medical facility.

Regular Meeting

Immediately following the Public Hearing

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive public input on the Authority’s proposed Budget and Financial Plan for fiscal year 2019. The Public Hearing will also include a proposed water rate increase of 3% in fiscal year 2019 for the purpose of funding future capital projects. The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the Authority and to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Pam Albury, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 295-2205, palbury@fkaa.com. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, by phoning (305) 295-2205.

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TO THE KEY REAL ESTATE (SINCE 1990)

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However, we don’t think increasing our residents’ taxes by 5% to give to a private organization such as Baptist Hospital is a fiscally responsible decision for the County Commissioners to make on behalf of the residents. There are many options for Baptist Hospital to obtain the funds they need to continue their operations in Marathon: • As a 501c3, Baptist Hospital can issue tax-free bonds at favorable rates. • The County could decide to offer Baptist Hospital a loan at reasonable rates. • Baptist Hospital will likely receive funds from the insurance company of Fishermen’s Hospital. We do not know the amount of this claim. • Baptist Hospital may receive funds from the 17 outstanding claims they have with FEMA. If the BOCC decides to go ahead with a taxing district, then it should allow the voters to decide by a referendum. According to the County Attorney, a yearly vote by the BOCC is a very weak commitment since the ordinance could not mention the name of Baptist Hospital, and there will be no guarantees that Baptist will even receive any monies. There is no urgency to pass a taxing district without voter approval. The County Attorney informs us that Baptist Hospital will not receive the collected funds any sooner from a year-to-year vote by the County Commissioners than by a voters’ referendum. The referendum can be included in the August primary ballot, less than 60 days from the June 20th BOCC scheduled vote. The hospital will not be completed for approximately 3 years, so Fishermen’s will continue to lose money as most emergency rooms do. But, is the $1million per month loss not being made up to some extent by Baptist as patients that need admission are transferred mostly to other Baptist facilities? Finally, the monies collected from the taxing district will go to Baptist’s operational budget, so taxpayers will participate in covering the losses while they will not have any input in Baptist’s operating decisions. Furthermore, what assurances do we have that Baptist will not come back with additional requests for funding if they continue to lose money? The last nine months have been hard for our community. Hurricane Irma devastated Fishermen’s Hospital, but it was not the only property destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Many of our residents are struggling with additional costs to fix their properties. Let us explore other avenues to help Baptist, and if the only way forward is a taxing district, let our residents decide through a referendum.

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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

‘CAPTAIN MORGAN’ KEEPS BUSY F

or someone who is semi-retired, Doug Morgan is a busy man. He usually spends his mornings at the gym, watches over a couple properties, runs boats in the afternoon and spends his evenings enjoying a good cigar. Originally from Long Island, Morgan majored in criminal justice and wrestled in college. When he retired as a police detective, he moved to Marathon primarily for the diving, but more so because it was a good place to raise his daughters. His two daughters, Alyssa and Krista, are Marathon High School graduates and his three grandchildren are the light of his life. His Sundays are spent in Marathon at breakfast with Alyssa and little Gavin, 2 months old, or in Orlando helping Krista and her family work on the house they just bought. “I love being a grandpa,” he said. “I highly recommend it.” As a dive instructor who has taught many Marathon kids how to dive, he looks forward to teaching his grandchildren to love the water as much as he does. “I’ll probably be the world’s oldest instructor, but I absolutely plan on it,” he said. His daughters adore him. “He’s probably the most interesting man in the world,” said Alyssa. “Even in the worst situations, he never loses his cool and he’s unbelievably patient.” Alyssa and Krista said Morgan made sure they were independent, strong women. The most important lesson they learned was the value of time. “Nothing is more valuable,” said Alyssa. ‘If you are going to spend your time doing something, make sure it’s worth it.”

Grandchildren lighting up his life KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

Favorite Keysy thing to do? Any day spent on or in the water is a good day.

Which TV or movie character is your alter ego? Captain Morgan – you know the guy who owns the rum company.

You dabble in a lot of things; what are your favorite hobbies? Scuba diving, riding the motorcycle, traveling, snow skiing.

Best piece of advice you ever received? No one ever looks back on their life when they are old and says, “Gee, I wish I worked more.”

We see you around town in your kilt bagpiping; how did you get into that? In the early ’80s, the police department had a bagpipe band and the practices and events usually took place during work hours, so I got to skip some days of work and I just stuck with it.

What is your nerdiest passion? Recently addicted to a stupid little eightball pool app on my phone. It’s a great time waster.

What is your favorite reef to dive in the Keys? For wrecks, the Thunderbolt. For reefs, Coffins Patch. How many people have you certified to dive? Several hundred. I take great pride that I have certified so many kids here in Marathon and love seeing how their love for diving has evolved. It’s rewarding that so many have stuck with it and have been safe. It’s the best part of small town living. Dream meal: you are sitting at a diner counter eating…who walks in and sits next to you? My dad, especially since it’s Father’s Day weekend.

If you could take one item on a deserted island, what? Why? Satellite phone, because everyone needs to get off the rock every once in a while. What was your first thought this morning? How am I going to come up with the answers to these questions? Favorite guilty pleasure? Sitting on the back porch or out on the boat smoking a Padron cigar. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d do? Pay off all of my family’s mortgages. (Morgan plays $10 every Wednesday and Saturday, on Quick Picks; it has not worked out yet…)

If you could change the world, what would you do? There isn’t enough room in this thing for what I would like to change, but first would be ending terrorism and bringing our troops home safely. Favorite place you’ve traveled to? Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, Vietnam. I am partial to Asia. What are you most looking forward to on your Cuba trip this week? It’s my third trip and I spent the last two in Havana, so I am looking forward to exploring the countryside more and have diving on the list this week. What did you want to be when you grew up? Police officer. Finish these sentences ... My daughters would describe me as … someone who is always there for them when they need me. My autobiography would be titled … “How to invest heavily in lotto and end up with no money.” Marathon is like … Mayberry on the ocean. I live by the motto … the only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole.


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MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14V, 2018

THE DOCTOR IS IN!

City Council Michelle Coldiron, Mayor John Bartus, Vice-Mayor Steve Cook, Councilmember Mark Senmartin, Councilmember Dr. Daniel Zieg, Councilmember

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Please note that more than one Marathon City Council/Board/Committee member may participate in the meetings listed. To view the City of Marathon’s full calendar, please visit www.ci.marathon.fl.us/calendar

Planning Commission Meeting 6/18/18 • 5:30pm City Hall Council Chambers, 9805 Overseas Hwy.

City Council Meeting 7/10/18 • 5:30pm City Hall Council Chambers, 9805 Overseas Hwy. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Attorney at (305) 289-4130 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 6/13/18/hp

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ELECTIONS

MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

KATIE ATKINS

katie@keysweekly.com

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fter filling in all the bubbles next to your favorite names on Election Day, here are the things you should know about the 13 statewide ballot measures that’ll follow. Think betting on dog racing should be banned, or convicted felons should be able to vote after their time has been served? Here are the legislative and state constitutional amendments you’ll see on Nov. 6 at the polls.

VOTING KNOW-HOW 13 ballot measures you should know about

What to know: If there are two different provisions within the amendment, you cannot approve one and reject the other. PETITION Petition-driven amendments are put forth by voters and require a super-majority: 60 percent or more of voter approval. Amendment 3 Requires voter approval for any form of casino gambling. Amendment 4 Restores voting rights to felons who have served their sentence. COMMISSION Commission-referred ballot members are put forth by the state’s 37-member Constitution Revision Commission, which only meets every 20 years. Amendment 6 • Increases the judicial retirement age from 70 to 75. • Establishes new rights for crime victims in court proceedings (like the right to have the victim’s welfare considered when setting bail). • Requires judges to interpret statutes and rules rather than deferring to a government agency’s interpretation.

Amendment 7 Requires employers and the state to provide death benefits to the surviving spouses of first responders and active-duty U.S. Armed Forces members. Amendment 8 • Establishes eight-year term limits for school board members. • Requires the legislature to promote civic literacy in education. Amendment 9 Bans offshore oil and gas drilling and vaping in enclosed, indoor workplaces. Amendment 10 • Requires county constitutional officers to be elected rather than appointed. • Creates the Office of Domestic Security and Counterterrorism. • Establishes the Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a constitutional office. • Changes the start of legislative sessions in evennumbered years to January. Amendment 11 • Cancels the development of a high-speed rail system connecting Florida’s five largest cities. • Gives people ineligible for citizenship the right to own, inherit or possess property. • Rules that the repeal of a criminal statute does not affect the prosecution of any crime committed before the repeal. Amendment 12 Prohibits former elected officials and employees from lobbying for six years. Amendment 13 Phases out commercial dog racing in connection with wagering by 2020. LEGISLATIVE Legislative amendments are put forth by the state Legislature. Amendment 1 Increases the homestead property tax exemption. Amendment 2 Makes the cap on non-homestead assessment increases permanent. Amendment 5 Would require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to increase taxes/fees.


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KEYS HOUSING

MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018

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This is the affordable housing on 73rd Street. KATIE ATKINS/Keys Weekly

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UNIFIED VOICE Council to county: we want more affordable housing units KATIE ATKINS

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hen it comes to affordable housing projects throughout Monroe County, there is perhaps no municipality more eager to see them built than the city of Marathon. Tuesday night, Marathon City Council members directed staff to ask Monroe County for 49 units, permits which allow developers to build. “I think it’s really important our city council has a unified voice when we go to the county requesting these units,” said Mayor Michelle Coldiron. “I just know from the last time we went to the county, if we weren’t very specific on the projects we were going to use these for and how they’d be implemented, they were less likely to approve those projects.” The council had approved two projects in the last few months, one for St. Columba Episcopal Church and another for IMBY Inc., totaling 29 needed affordable housing allocations. Seeing as how the city has given away all of the units it had for housing projects and more can be requested from the county, the council asked that city staff request 20 additional units for a 64th Street Habitat for Humanity project on top of the 29. The Habitat project has been approved. Monroe County commissioners have said multiple times in recent months the county is sitting on hundreds of affordable housing units that “no one wants.” “They’ve gone on the record, many of them, saying ‘We’ve got 450 to 500 units no one wants.’ Well, we are asking for them,” said Councilman Mark Senmartin. “We can’t make it any clearer. Let us do what we’re doing and give us the units.” The request could be on the agenda of the Wednesday, June 20 Board of County Commissioners meeting in Key Largo. There was also a discussion about the potential for Gov. Rick Scott and his Cabinet to give the county 1,300 affordable units, 300 of which could go to the city of Marathon. Coldiron traveled to Tallahassee with other city and county officials to meet with Scott on Wednesday. For the full story about what happened at that meeting, see page 4. “The council, in Novemebr 2017, asked for 300 units on our own, which morphed into the governor having 1,300 for the Keys. Let’s try to make sure that doesn’t include the hurricane evacuation restriction,” said John Bartus. It could be months, possibly years before the 1,300 units even reach the Keys, but a restriction surrounding them involves those living in the future units having to evacuate within 48 hours of a major hurricane, like tourists and people in travel trailers. “Quit using hurricane evacuation and public safety as your growth control method. It’s a lie,” was Bartus’ message to the county. “We want these units and we know what to do with them.”


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COMMUNITY NEWS

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MORE THAN FISHING, TWSS IS A PARTY A spear fisherman from Forever Young Charters out of Key Largo dives for a mahi in last year’s That’s What She Shot Spearfishing (TWSS) Tournament. This year’s event is set to take place June 22-24. CONTRIBUTED

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he only Florida Keys spearfishing tournament is just around the summer bend with the seventh annual That’s What She Shot spearfishing (TWSS) tournament, June 22-24. The event invites women, men and juniors to participate and the public to party dockside to help raise funds for Womankind, a Key West nonprofit medical center that offers affordable healthcare. “This tournament has grown in ways I never expected it to,” said event founder and Womankind board member Lea Moeller. “It has become a community event, bringing ocean lovers of all kinds together for a good cause and a great time.” The event kicks off on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m., with a mandatory captain’s meeting at the new weigh-in station at 6840 Front Street, Stock Island (the dock property between the old Fishbusterz and Hogfish Bar & Grille), and fishing to begin any time thereafter. Participants must be in line to weigh their grouper, hogfish, and snapper — with bonus points and a prize for the most invasive lionfish — by 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. The Sunday 2-5 p.m. weigh-in is not just for fishing participants; it’s also a public party for those who want to have fun while making a difference, with all proceeds to benefit Womankind. The party features live music, drinks by Flor-

ida Keys Brewing Company, food trucks, and a variety of vendors, with a focus on sustainability and environmental impact. Party goers are encouraged to BYO glass/mug/ cup and skip single-use plastic for the day. The tournament event splits free divers and tank divers into separate categories and awards men and women equally. So far, TWSS has raised over $20,000 to help support the medical center that has provided the community with primary care and high-quality family planning since 2001, with special subsidized support programs for those who need it. Registration forms can be found at Thatswhatsheshot.com; the $75 registration fee can be paid prior to the captain’s meeting on June 22. There will be a $10 discount for students and military. Sponsors include Saltwater Angler, Fishbusterz, KAP Spearguns, Hatch Spearguns, Divers Direct, Koah, Neritic, FSF, Red Tide Spearfishing, Hypoxia, Seadek, Benthic, Salt Life, Florida Keys Brewing Company, the Womankind board of directors, and Keys Weekly. For event or registration information, contact thatswhatsheshot@gmail.com. To learn more about Womankind, contact 305-294-4004 or visit WomankindKeyWest.com. — Contributed


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What’s your favorite part? I like the field trips. And I like going to the pool at Jacobs Aquatics Center in Key Largo. I like the high dive.

What fun things do you do as a family? Sometimes we take trips to Miami or Key West. In Miami, I like to go to Dave and Buster’s and see movies. In Key West, we usually go to museums and out to eat.

Do you play sports? I play soccer, basketball, baseball and tennis.

What do you like about living in the Keys? I like being near the water.

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MARATHON WEEKLY / JUNE 14, 2018 Here’s a look at some of the cleanups conducted by the Conch Republic Marine Army:

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t started on Facebook. After the devastation left by Hurricane Irma, one heartfelt and selfless request to the Evacuees of the Keys page amassed an army of volunteers. In December, founder of the Conch Republic Marine Army (CRMA), Brian Vest, of Big Pine Key reached out with an offer to help organize the cleanup of canals in the Big Pine community. His vision was of a community of volunteers, navigating by water and land, to remove debris left by Irma in the canals. The need was urgent, as all manner of sea life was put directly in the crosshairs of dangerous and ever shifting flotsam filling the canals. Vest said: “We do not back down, nor do we quit. When we see neighbors who need assistance, we help. Unconditionally. And so an army was created. An army of people, both from within the Republic and outside our borders, who have come together to restore what Irma took away, and to make everyone’s lives a little better.” It started easily enough, with dozens of kayaks and some 50 volunteers, marching into neighborhoods and getting knee deep in muck in order to remove all

manner of hazardous debris. The local operator and owner of Keys Kayak Tours on Big Pine Key lent the volunteers all the kayaks that survived. Bill Keogh even bought new paddles, as all his had been lost to Irma. Keogh looked past his own devastating losses, and became a part of the Army immediately, when he saw the need for something. The Army’s third cleanup was dedicated to Keogh. Volunteers descended on his kayak business to rebuild what they could, and get him back on his feet. CRMA has taken on multiple canals throughout the Middle and Lower Keys, and has grown in numbers from a handful to hundreds, including co-founder Rick Higgins. The CRMA got help from some of the most unusual places. First on board was the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation and Costa sunglasses. The backing enabled the Army to tackle three separate neighborhoods with well over 150 volunteers. About 25,500 pounds of debris were removed on that second outing — impressive for an organization with no government funding. The Summit and

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3. Rick Higgins noted that the volunteers “loaded their kayaks to the point where there was no room for them,” as evidenced by Pamela Lynne towing her craft loaded with debris. 4. David Trombly rides a barge filled to the limit.


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hree billion people cannot be wrong; that’s almost half of the world who watched the 2014 World Cup. Why watch? Thirty-two international teams playing 64 matches; what could possibly go wrong? Everything. What could go right? Everything again. In 2014, Uruguay’s Luiz Suarez actually bit another player, and Germany crushed Brazil’s soul in a stunning 7-1 upset in an unprecedented semifinal. Already in 2018, an assistant referee from Kenya was caught taking a bribe last week. Let the games begin. Russia, riddled with global political scandal, will be hosting the 2018 matches starting Thursday, June 14, with the final on July 15. The country will need to keep its game face on, as well as Putin’s shirt, and pray the games come off without any more international incidents, aside from the fact there is little chance of Russia leaving group stage. What else to expect this year? The U.S. did not qualify; a U.S. v. Russia match would have been, well, awkward. Also, giants like Italy, Netherlands and Ireland are out. The top four teams to beat are looking like Germany (2014 winner), Brazil, Spain and France; but keep an eye on Belgium, Argentina, Poland and Portugal. Germany, ranked number 1 by FIFA and 2 by ELO, will attempt two in a row, which no other team has done, and match Brazil for five World Cup wins. Germany has the best goalie in the world, Manuel Neuer, but Neuer has been out with a foot injury most of the year, so scheisse, and best coach,

Joachim Löw. Brazil has the dazzling Neymar, Spain has the seasoned Andres Iniesta, and France’s Antoine Griezmann won the Golden Boot as top scorer at Euros. There is so much young talent on each team, breakout stars will surely prevail. If it does come down to goals, then fear seasoned strikers Robert Lewandowski for Poland, Lionel Messi for Argentina and of course, Christiano Ronaldo who helped Portugal win Euros in 2016. They are the best in the world, even if their teams are not. Are there dark horses? Absolutely. Iceland, the smallest country ever to qualify, blew England out of the water at Euros 2016 and is out to prove it isn’t a one-hit wonder. As for England, it hasn’t done well in the past two tournaments, but hey, it’s England, with the number one striker in the Premier League, Harry Kane.

Making these games different is the level of Arab participation, with a historic four teams: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Morocco. Also, this will be the first World Cup with goal line technology and video replay. Bad ref calls are the biggest swear-inducing moments for fans and players, and now a ref can review goals and penalties on a sideline video monitor. There undoubtedly will be a lot of other game changers, unimaginable moments, heartbreaks and triumphs. In the end, just one winner will prevail, aside from the fans who get a whole month of the best of the best of soccer.


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t’s easy to see how the raised shell of a house at 31462 Ave. E on Big Pine Key will soon be a home. The studs are bare within the 760-square-foot house, but standing in the spacious living room and on the nearby deck (with a 180-degree view of the water, by the way), images of the future family to live there come to mind. “We certainly have a pool of people to draw from, and the first qualified will be the first to live here,” said Mike Laurent, Florida Keys Community Land Trust executive director, on a tour of the home last week. The Florida Keys Community Land Trust is a private entity, yet the county owns the land on Big Pine Key where the houses are going up. The plot of land on Avenue E is one of four lots on Big Pine Key the county has bought from the land trust at a total cost of $399,996. While the county owns the land, the Community Land Trust will build and manage the units. The land trust has already started construction on the other three units. “They’re all actually close to each other. Two are on Avenue E and two are on Avenue D and they’re all within a couple blocks of each other,” Laurent said. The rent rate for the first four homes will be set at 80 percent of the Monroe County median annual income. The county’s maximum monthly rental rate for 80 percent AMI is $1,588 in a two-bedroom home. Monroe County commissioners have cited the structural insulated panel homes (SIPs) as part of the solution to Monroe County’s affordable housing crisis.

Left: This is one of the raised SIPs homes on Big Pine Key by the Florida Keys Community Land Trust. The houses are easy to build fast, put together like a puzzle, and can withstand extreme weather conditions. Right: The inside of the Avenue E SIPs house. KATIE ATKINS/Keys Weekly

The first four homes are “extremely energy-efficient,” according to designer Marianne Cusato. She helped design 450 cottages in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. “They’re raised above the Federal Emergency Management Agency flood level, so they’re designed to meet the extreme weather and climate of the Keys and be affordable and durable to maintain over time,” she said. SIPs panels “These are the panels for the third house,” Laurent said, pointing to a stack underneath the house. The panels are made of an insulated foam core sandwiched between two large pieces of oriented strand board – similar to particleboard. “It’s really rigid Styrofoam and it’s really strong,” he said of the white center piece. You can see these are labeled like a puzzle, and you put the house together like a puzzle.”

Like a Yeti cooler, the house will be sealed up for maximum energy efficiency, Laurent said, and they’re even pressure tested after construction. “I’ve seen SIPs houses in New Orleans and Mississippi where the average power bill in the summer is $50,” he said. The best part about the new houses is they’re built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane. “These will still be standing after the next storm rolls through,” Laurent said.


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t’s hard to believe that nine months have passed since Irma blew through our islands. Even harder to believe is that July 4th is less than three weeks away. In Marathon, Sombrero Beach has been the site of a great community event as well as the greatest small-town fireworks display in America. Sombrero Beach was hard hit by Irma, but the park will be ready! Thanks to the efforts of the city’s Public Works and Parks & Rec departments, Sombrero Beach will be ready for the Independence Day celebration co-hosted by the City of Marathon and the Rotary Club of Marathon. Randy Mearns and his pyrotechnic crew are preparing another great fireworks SkyConcert, there will be a parade from Marathon High School to Sombrero Beach, and live music, fun activities, and just plain beach relaxing are on tap. The Rotary Club of Marathon will be selling burgers, dogs, beer, soda, and water — with proceeds going to local scholarships. This past year, the Rotary Club donated $18,000 in cash scholarships to Marathon High School graduates, and sponsored a full ride for a student through the Take Stock in Children program. Needless to say, we hope you show up hungry and thirsty! There is another way you can help. Our local business community — heck, our entire community — is a very generous community. The people who live here truly make our islands the heart of the Keys. Rotary is looking for Independence Day sponsors to help defray the cost of the event and help support scholarships and local service projects. Local businesses and individuals can become a sponsor very easily! The sponsorship deadline is June 22, and there are “perks” available with your sponsorship! These can include being mentioned in event advertising, banner placement, free food tickets, and more! But the real reward of being a sponsor of the Independence Day event is knowing that you are helping next year’s graduates attend college, and helping make our community a better place. If you’d like to become a sponsor, just get in touch with one of these fine Rotarians: Jill Campbell, 305-942-

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY ne of the most entertaining aspects of my marriage has been watching my husband become a father. HAYS The metamorphosis BLINCKMANN has been equivalent to, say, Will Ferrell is an oil painter, becoming a misauthor of the novel “In The Salt,” sionary. The day our first son was born, lover of all things German including my husband sat husband, children blissfully unfazed and Bundesliga. in the maternity She spends her ward, watching Jim free time develCantore report from oping a font for Duval Street as a sarcasm, testing foreign wines and minor hurricane failing miserably approached. He at home cooking. munched on pretzel bits like he was at the gas station waiting for pump number 4 to open for all he cared. Exactly how our lives — or more specifically, his life — would change had not quite dawned on my free-spirited German as rain pelted the Lower Keys Medical Center. Then things went awry for me and the baby and that was the instant he became a father. It was the first realization that his child was in danger and he went pale and the pretzel bits disappeared. In that second, when the overwhelming combination of fear, responsibility and love shook him to his core, he heard the universe scream, “Welcome to Parenthood.” Fast forward 20 minutes to him holding his first son like Simba in the

operating room; cue the “Lion King” music. From then on our little chubby blue-eyed Gerber baby had the German’s full attention, unlike me, who took second place to pretzel bits and Cantore throughout the whole ordeal. And with utmost seriousness and fatherly devotion, the years have seen my husband convince toddlers that carrots chopped in the same shape as corn are “orange corn” and that all pilots of airplanes eat broccoli. He jerry-rigged the stroller with plastic wire so no toys would be “lost” along the way and attached PVC pipes to the side of our house just to shoot Matchbox cars down for fun. To this day, he makes both our sons better, healthier food than I and buys an arsenal of kiddie-friendly pharmaceuticals from Germany “just in case.” Both my boys dutifully follow him, eating liverwurst, loving soccer, jumping off bridges, baiting hooks and speaking German like baby ducks. Our friends made him a DILF shirt he wears with twisted pride. Now, I find it funny when he argues with me about “what they like more” or “how it should be done.” Oh okay, let’s not forget I am still Mom a.k.a. Supreme Ruler. Some days I grab my own pretzel bits and watch the show because it’s beautiful to watch a father being a father. From the simple act to making sure the floaties fit right or watching the game, pretending infants know the score, it’s now just who he is, a dad. Hurricanes still don’t scare him much as I wish they would, but also him changing back from the most devoted loving responsible father, well, there’s no chance of that either. But he is allowed eat pretzel bits again.


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

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EMPLOYMENT

ALL YEARS! Junk or Used. Cars - Vans - TrucksRunning or Not. $ C A S H $ 3 0 5 - 3 3 2 - 0 4 8 3

Hwy.

Teacher: Grace Jones in Marathon is looking for a caring, qualified, professional full-time teacher. Please call Iris (305) 743-6064 to set up an appointment.

Representative; Upper Keys: Treasury M a n a g e m e n t Representative II. Apply Online @ KeysBank.com/ Careers Offering: 401K, 401A, profit sharing, health/dental plans, educational reimbursement, short/ long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and holidays for full-time employees. Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender EOE-M/F/V/D

$$$ PAYING TOP $$$ Kelly Electric Now Hiring Experienced and/or Licensed Electricians. Paying up to $30-$35/hour. Generous benefits package. Over 38 years in Marathon. Transportation & fuel expenses provided (use of company service truck to/from work). Confidentiality assured. Please call 305-743-6098 or email: kelly6098@aol.com

WANTED: FULL-TIME Vacation Rental Assistant in Marathon area. Must have excellent customer service skills, computer skills, valid driver’s license and own transportation. Opportunity for advancement, weekends required. Pay will be based on experience level. Please email resume to info@ marathon.vacations

HOBBIES/COLLECT.

Sands of Islamorada Hotel has immediate openings for a Housekeeper and Front Desk Person. Call for Details and Appointment Interview: 305 962-5243

TELLER (Part Time) KEYS FEDERAL CREDIT U N I O N - M A R AT H O N SHORES Cash handling experience and excellent customer service skills required. Good credit and HS diploma or equiv. required. Schedule is Monday – Wednesday – Friday. Excellent pay! Visit www.keysfcu. org. EOE

EMPLOYMENT

SE BUSCA-Sra. De Limpieza para hotel en Islamorada. (305) 962-5243 Shelter Bay Marina at 77 Coco Plum Drive, Marathon, is looking for a Marina Fork Lift Operator. Apply in person or call (305) 743-7008 City of Marathon - Job Opening: Full Time Marina Technician AND Turtle Nest Surveyor. EOE FULL BENEFITS www.ci.marathon.fl.us Hampton InnMarathon NOW HIRING Bartenders, Breakfast Attendant, Housemen, Front Desk, Laundry & Maintenance. Apply in person at 13351 Overseas Highway, Marathon COOKS needed. E x p e r i e n ce d . Top wages paid, guaranteed 40 or more hours per week. Overtime paid. Free medical benefits and paid vacations. Apply in person at Burdines, 1200 Oceanview Ave (off 15th St), Marathon. 305-743-5317. Ask for Edwin, Sergio or Randy. First State Bank of the Florida Keys- Career Opportunities: Key West: Full & Part Time Tellers, Business Banker; Islamorada: Assistant Branch Manager, Full Time Teller; Key Largo: Customer Service

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 parttime/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. L a n d s c a p i n g company seeking full-time laborers in Marathon. Call 305395-8294 Open Job Positions: Restaurant Manager, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, Apply in person or call for details: Key Colony Inn Marathon (305) 743-0100 SWEET SAVANNAH’S is now hiring for Afternoon and Evening shifts. Please apply in person 8919 Overseas

EMPLOYMENT 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

PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watches and Pilot watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 3057 4 3 - 4 5 7 8

S m a T E HOMES FOR RENT 3BR / 2 1/2 BA Townhome in Sister’s Creek. Available i m m e d i a t e l y . $2,500/month plus $2,000 security. Call Kathryn 305-731-9579 Large

Marathon

2BR/2BA Duplex. $1900/month. 10803 Aviation Boulevard. Call (305) 394-4545

1BR/1BA Cottage, $1,200/monthly + Electric; 1BR/1BA Duplex $1,700/monthly + Utilities. Centrally located Islamorada MM 80, 6 Month Lease, First/Security required. Call 305-664-5023 Room for Rent in Marathon w/ private bathroom. TV, Waterfront, Pool/ Jacuzzi, Laundry. $800/mo. incl. utilities. 305-283-3869 or 305922-5421. Key West: 1BD/1BA Doll House, Like new, W/D. 2 blks from Atlantic Ocean - Duval. Lower Sugarloaf: 2BD/2BA Stilt Home, Dock, W/D. Owner/Agent, Douglas Miller 305296-7706 ED

HOMES FOR SALE Marathon Condo For Sale. 1BR/1BA, Boat Dockage. Call 305-731-3113 PRICE REDUCED AGAIN!! NOW ASKING $35,000. Tiny House/ Mobile Home FOR SALE, Park Model, Canal Front in Galway Bay, Marathon. Lot rent $1,034/mo. See M a r a t h o n Ya r d S a l e . com & search Tiny House. 305-900-0113 DUCK KEY - BRAND NEW 3BR, 2BA home on dry lot. Consider owner finance, offers and/or trades. 305481-1316

RV LOT FOR RENT RV LOT FOR RENT LOT FOR RENT30’X130’ concrete slab. Electric, water & sewer hookup. $1250/month or $400/ week. Keys By The Sea-Marathon. Call Julia 262-716-8987

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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 305731-9579 or email kathrynrummery@ gmail.com.

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on JUNE 19th, 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: CARLOS SERRA UNIT #0013 $ 1,384.82 Published: May

LEGAL NOTICES 24, 2018 and June 14, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

LEGAL NOTICES 6/22/18. Published: June 14, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE

U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on JULY 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.

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Monroe County Value Adjustment Board will hold its Final Meeting on Monday, June 25th, at 10:00 a.m., at the Marathon Government Center located at 2798 Overseas Highway, 2nd Floor, Marathon, Florida.

103530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl. 33037. Names And Last Known Addresses are as Follows:

Any person who decides to appeal a decision made at a Value Adjustment Board meeting or hearing will need a record of proceedings, and for such purpose he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the meeting is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

CARLOS SERRA UNIT #0013 $ 1,384.82 Published: June 14 and June 28, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers The Monroe County Building Department hereby gives notice of the County’s intent to revise the flood hazard information, generally located along the Florida Bay. Specifically the flood hazard information shall be revised in an area centered approximately 1,000 feet southwest of the intersection of Overseas Highway and Esther Street. As a result of the revision, the floodplain is widening and narrowing, the 1% annual chance watersurface elevations are increasing, decreasing and being established within the area of revision. Maps and detailed analysis of the revision can be reviewed at the Monroe County Building Department at 2798 Overseas Highway, Suite 300, Marathon, FL 33050. Interested persons may call Mary Wingate, Chief of Floodplain Regulatory Operations, at (305) 289-2866 between 9am and 4pm for additional information from 6/11/18 to

The purpose of this meeting is the Certification of the Tax Roll and any other matters that may properly come before the Board. Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board

Published: June 14 and June 21, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2018-37 Notice is hereby given that EDWARD R HUNT C/O WTCINVESTOR LLC AS AGENT holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2013/1370 Alt Key No: 1394173 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2013 RE: 00319720-000000 Description of Property: BK 1 LT 21 KNIGHTS KEY VILLAGE KNIGHTS KEY PB5-84 OR771-1505 OR8021095 OR823-283 OR1476-1527/28 OR1419/20REST OR2864-99/100 Name is which assessed: ROYAL CREST HOMES LLC All of said property being in the County


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CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICES of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL on the 7th day of August 2018 at 10:00am.

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

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.

STREET, KEY WEST, FL 33040, 11:00 AM on the 26th day of June, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

charges. Once the date has expired and only then, may you visit the facility and gain information about the vessels. Any person attempting to board these vessels prior or without our permission, shall be charged with trespassing.

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 this 1st day of June, 2018.

Dated: May 23, 2018

KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Tori Perez Deputy Clerk

By: Aneta Jodkowska, Deputy Clerk Published: June 14, June 21, June 28, and July 5, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-DR-478-K Division: Family PAUL M. BOYLE, Petitioner, and MICHELLE BOYLE, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: MICHELLE NICOLE BOYLE Respondent’s last known address: N/A 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 PAUL MONTANA BOYLE, whose address is 508 A TRUMAN ANNEX, KEY WEST, FL 33040, on or before JULY 2, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL 33040, 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

Publish: May 31, June 7, June 14, and June 21, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: CA K 17 000124 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. MIA M. RUBINSTEIN A/K/A MIA RUBINSTEIN; FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION; MOGENS PETER LARSEN; STUART RUBINSTEIN A/K/A STUART JAY RUBINSTEIN; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 19th day of April, 2018, and entered in Case No. CA K 17 000124, of the Circuit Court of the 16TH Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and MIA M. RUBINSTEIN A/K/A MIA RUBINSTEIN FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORATION MOGENS PETER LARSEN STUART RUBINSTEIN A/K/A STUART JAY RUBINSTEIN UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A MELODY HENRY UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A PEDRO PUENTES; and UNKNOWN TENANT N/K/A SHANNON EDDINS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. KEVIN MADOK, CPA as the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, KEY WEST COURTHOUSE (ALL SALES), 500 WHITEHEAD

LOT 6, BLOCK 26, SECOND ADDITION TO PORT PINE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT 4, PAGE 167, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated this 25th day of April, 2018. KEVIN MADOK, CPA Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: June 7 and June 14, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers PUBLIC NOTICE TO SELL Driftwood Marina & Storage, Inc. located at 13900 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050 will proceed with Section 328.17(1), Florida Statutes, on the following vessels located at our facility for unpaid storage and repair balance. These vessels will be sold commencing on or after, 1:00 p.m. on the 22nd day of June 2018. Mark Balas previous owner sold to Greg Blackburn owner of vessel HIN# BERHO546M77H DOC# 582778. Unless said vessel redeemed from said marina by payment as allowed by law, the described vessel will be sold to satisfy the lien. If the vessel is not redeemed and that vessel remains unclaimed, or for which the charges for storage services remain unpaid, will be sold free of all prior liens. This is not a public invite to view vessels. This is an attempt to collect unpaid storage

Publish: June 7 and June 14, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY No. 18-2-02655-2SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) (NTCRD) In Re The Estate of: LOUIS KOPPEL LEVY, Deceased. The person named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative's attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent's probate and nonprobate assets.

THEME: FATHER’S DAY

ACROSS 1. Diner staples 6. Attorneys’ org. 9. “____ farewell,” past tense 13. Fully informed 14. Got a blue ribbon 15. ò 16. Short version 17. Geisha’s sash 18. City-like 19. *”Father’s Day” (1997) star 21. *Actual day for dad 23. Center of activity 24. Dried-up 25. Joe Louis’ punch 28. Spiritless 30. Eggnog spice 35. Tangerine/grapefruit hybrid 37. Home to China 39. *Mercer Ellington’s dad played it Date of First 40. Old paint hazard Publication: 41. Canada’s favorite tree June 7, 2018 43. Japanese restaurant staple Personal 44. Garment insert Representative: Charlotte M. Schwartz 46. 2nd word in fairytale 47. Outback birds Address for Mailing 48. Capital of Canada or Service: 50. Largest volcano in Europe CHARLOTTE M. SCHWARTZ 52. “I can ____ clearly now...” 2109 BEVERWIL DR. 53. Affirm with confidence LOS ANGELES 55. Last month CA 90034 310-702-1334 57. Rainy season streambeds, in Africa Court of probate 60. *Kirk Douglas’ son proceedings and case number: 64. Wrinkle-prone fabric King County Superior 65. Declare Court 67. Blood line NO. 18-2-02655-2SEA 68. Medicinal house plants Published: June 7, June 69. Rocker Adam 14 and June 21, 2018 70. Hipbone-related The Weekly 71. Chowder protein Newspapers 72. Kum Ba ____ 73. This and desist

DOWN 1. *Dad to J. Lo’s twins 2. Pitcher 3. Like a doily 4. Spam destination? 5. Anatomical partition 6. Military no-show 7. *Ziggy Marley’s father 8. Liquorice flavor 9. Charlie “____” Parker 10. Jessica ____ of “Dark Angel” 11. June 6, 1944 12. Literary “even” 15. Adjust, as in piano 20. Perpendicular to the keel 22. Coffin alternative 24. His buddy was Gilligan 25. *Enrique Iglesias’ father 26. ____ provocateur 27. “____ from the past” 29. *Isaac’s firstborn 31. *Most precious gift? 32. Disfigures 33. Follow as a consequence 34. One in a gaggle 36. It comes to mind 38. Loads 42. Tedium 45. Mark and Shania 49. Reverential salutation 51. Greek poetry meter 54. Bacon piece 56. Oar holder 57. *Jaden Smith’s father 58. Dwarf buffalo 59. Hold as a conviction 60. Bigfoot, e.g. 61. “Si, mi chiamo Mimi,” La BohËme 62. Greek Hs 63. Add booze 64. Lake in Provence 66. Nurses’ org.


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

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

Office Manager

Preferred Proficiencies ( but not limited to ) • Office Administration • Bookkeeping / QB • PR & Marketing • HR

Operations Manager

Qualifications & Responsibilities • Arborculture • Horticulture • Customer Relations • Project Management Benefits and Bonuses are available Please email resume to: Office@LaIslaTree.com

ELECTRICIANS WANTED Experienced Electricians for work in Middle & Lower Keys. Must have tools, transportation, & be able to pass background check. Salary based on experience. EOE. Send email to cb@pedrofalcon.com.

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

Drug Free

Apply at:

Immediate opening for a Loan Coordinator in Marathon Skills/Requirements

• Prior office experience preferred • Organizational skills and attention to detail • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products • Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines • Must be able to pass a background check as required by Federal law

Salary commensurate with experience Send resume to info@TewesMortgage.com (Please no phone calls)

NOW HIRING TELLERS Full-time in MARATHON & KEY WEST

We are looking for experienced, friendly, outgoing applicants with excellent customer service skills to assist customers in handling transactions. Must be flexible and able to work Saturdays. Teller experience and/or excellent customer service skills required. To apply, please go to www.my100bank.com, then click Careers. For assistance contact HR@my100bank.com.

2735 Overseas Highway Marathon 305-289-1748

EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

HERON HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS REOPENING!

Plantation Key Nursing Center

located in Tavernier, is seeking

C.N.A.

12 HR Shifts-Nights

C.N.A. starting rate 12.25 $500 Sign On Bonus to All New CNA Applicants!

F/T & P/T LPN and RN

LPN starting rate 23. RN starting rate 26.50. $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”

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

THE GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, Inc.

MARATHON

Maintenance Specialist Driver (CDL req.) Care Coordinator (Primary Care) LPN Peer Specialist (PT/FT) Registered Nurse (PT/FT) Client Advocate (GED or HS req) Behavioral Health Tech (PT/FT)

KEY LARGO

Driver (CDL req.) Background/Drug Screening Required. www.careers.westcare.com to apply

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

Background screening and references needed.

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

Call Tina at (305) 852-3282

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

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


COMMUNITY NEWS

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My New Joint Lounge Located above The Square Grouper Bar and Grill

OPEN 4:20 – MIDNIGHT TUES – SAT | Full Bar | Happy Hour 4:20-6:30 | Raw Bar | Live Music | Grilled Oysters | 16 Taps 150 Bottled & Canned Beers | MM 22.5 OCEANSIDE, CUDJOE KEY, FL • FLORIDA KEYS | MYNEWJOINT420LOUNGE.COM

& FRIED SMOKED, BAKEDjoin ts are better than one

My Favorite Joint ...because two 420 Lounge

Ranked #1 Restaurant in the Florida Keys on

ONLY A QUICK UBER OR LYFT RIDE FROM KEY WEST TO MY NEW JOINT! SEE YOU SOON! Voted Best Seafood Three Years In A Row and Best Lunch in the People’s Choice Awards of the Lower Keys and Key West!

MM 22.5 OCEANSIDE, CUDJOE KEY 305-745-8880 | LUNCH 11-2:30 | DINNER 5-10

CARING FOR KAIR Tim O’Connell, Keith Anderson and Steve Odle are at the Overseas Lounge in Marathon for its second annual pig roast on June 9 to benefit Keys Area Interdenominational Resources (KAIR). Anderson is the volunteer cook for all of Overseas’ food fundraisers. The event raised $2,500. CONTRIBUTED

BREAKFAST, LUNCH ARE SERVED Monroe County School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or

disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis at the following sites and times: • Horace O’Bryant School: Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and lunch at 10:30 a.m. • Key West High School: Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. • Sugarloaf School: Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. • Marathon Middle High School: Breakfast at 7:10 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. • Coral Shores High School: Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. • Key Largo School: Breakfast at 7:45 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. — Contributed

$10 BLUE PLATE SPECIAL LUNCH | COCKTAILS | FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD | DAILY SPECIALS


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

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

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

The Hammocks at Marathon

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES • Guest Services Associate / Relief Night Auditor

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

GREAT BENEFITS:

TO APPLY:

Both full or part time positions available at Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort.

In Person > The Hammocks at Marathon 1688 Overseas Highway, Gulf Side, Mile Marker 48, Marathon

Line Cook, Servers, Dishwashers, Host, Maintenance, Landscaper, Public Area Attendant, Night Auditor, Dock Hand and Bussers.

Or Call > Andre at 305.743.9009

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

free workplace, EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to sholt@fkoc.org. No phone calls.

CROSSWORD SOLUTION

Excellent Benefit Package

EOE/m/f/d/v

eoe

EOE m/f/d/v

Now hiring for energetic and motivated individuals to join our awesome Hyatt family!

PT Bookkeeper for non-profit. Exp. Payroll, data entry, 20 hrs/wk. Drug

EOE m/f/d/v

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 4 Weeks Paid Time Off 401(k) with Company Match & much more

HIRING:

with GAAP, Quickbooks, Payables,

Front Desk Agent • Night Auditor Room Attendant • Laundry Attendant Houseperson

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!

Online > jobs.bluegreenvacations.com

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant 1406 Oceanview Ave, Marathon

HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS IN MARATHON:

Sales Associates

Full Time & Part Time $12.00 per hour/ Great Benefits! Fun work environment Apply: www.ronjonsurfshop.com Or send resume to: KWsales@rjss.com EOE/DFWP

Jala Spa is searching for an On-Call Nail Technician and Full-Time Massage Therapist! Our Engineering Department is recruiting for a General Maintenance Engineer to help with guest room preventative maintenance! Our Rooms team is looking for a Reservations Supervisor and Front Office Supervisor! Benefits for full-time employees include health, dental, & vision insurance, 401K + company match, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/ sick time/ holidays, free meals & parking during shifts, + MORE! Health insurance rates start as low as $47 per month! Apply online at “hyatt.jobs” and search “Hyatt Centric Key West” Call HR for any questions at 305.809.4036 Hyatt is an EO Employer: M/F/Veteran/Disability

WE ARE HIRING FOR: Part Time Photo Tech

Photoshop experience preferred. Cashier responsibilities, must be able to multi task.

Full or Part Time Guest Services

Answer phones, take reservations and greeting Customers with a smile. Cashier responsibilities, must be able to multi task.

Part Time Café Help

Hours are 9:30-5 on Wed and Thursday. Duties include taking orders from customers, handling cash, cooking and serving. Must be 18 yrs or older. Aquarium Encounters 11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

EARN EXTRA MONEY Housekeeper for a small relaxed resort in Marathon. Sat & Sun Only Please Call 305-433-1255

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


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

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:

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 Boutique Associate On Call Licensed Massage Therapist Licensed Nail Technician Great pay and benefits. Key West's friendliest staff and working environment.

APPLY IN PERSON AT ZERO DUVAL

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

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

Apply on line at Spottswood.com/careers

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.

I AM LOOKING TO BUY CERTIFICATES FOR LOBSTER TRAPS CALL GARY AT 305-731-5321

$$$ PAYING TOP DOLLAR $$$

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE

NOW HIRING

Truck Helpers CDL Drivers Diesel Mechanics

• Paying $30.00-$35.00/Hour for Experienced and/or Licensed Electricians

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

for the following positions:

Applicants must apply in person to be considered. 4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

• Generous Benefits Package 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 • TOW TRUCK DRIVER • SALES CONSULTANT ( FULL OR PART-TIME) • EXPRESS SERVICE TECHNICIAN • SALES PORTER 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

• Transportation & Fuel Expenses Provided (Use of Company Service Truck To/From Work) • Over 38 Years in Marathon • Confidentiality Assured • Please Call or Email:

305-743-6098 Kelly6098@aol.com

EOE/ADA Lic# EC 525

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

We Buy Gold Locally!

is now hiring for Afternoon & Evening Shifts.

Cash Flow Jewelry and Pawn

Please Apply In Person 8919 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Townsquare Mall Marathon


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let’s do business - (305) 743-0844

SOLAR DONE RIGHT! CALL US FOR A FREE HOME ESTIMATE

We also service and sell: Marine A/C, Refrigeration, Watermakers, Batteries, Solar Systems, Anything Electrical!

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

• SINCE 1976 •

305-289-1150

305-743-7454

fkes2011@gmail.com floridakeysexpressshuttle.com

Florida Solar Contractor CVC 56734

www.saltenergy.net www.saltservice.net 2992 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050

Tewes Mortgage

Your local, residential lending expert!

Call 305.495.6000

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

for a FREE Consultation

Brian Tewes

Customer service is my strength Brian@tewesmortgage.com

NMLS# 375025 Tewes Mortgage NMLS# 1453791 NMLSConsumerAccess.org

www.TewesMortgage.com

Licensed & Insured Contractor # CACO53827

ARTIC TEMP, INC.

Rachel Sanderson

Property Manager & Sales Associate

Cell: 305-393-3076 Email: rachellynnes94@gmail.com

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

“A Conch You Can Count On”

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

vacationrentalsofthefloridakeys.com 11287 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050

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

SignBoss

305-453-6970

2315 OVERSEAS HWY MARATHON, FL MARATHONSIGNBOSS.COM @MARATHONSIGNBOSS

BUDDY@MARATHONSIGNBOSS.COM

Only $35 Puts Your Business Card Here

Business Cards Published In 10,000 Copies Weekly

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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

Floor & Wall Tiles Porcelain/Planks Marble Carpets Quartz & Granite Countertops

Lic#SP-3562

Fax: (305) 743-6887

We Do Installations! Licensed & Insured

FREE ESTIMATES U.S.1 & 109th St, Marathon (Across from Beall’s Outlet)

289-3019

The Weekly Newspapers www.KeysWeekly.com

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

Angel Lewis

305-390-2315 WWW.KEYSRENTALSONLINE.COM

NEW & REPAIR

305-664-0099 www.TikiHuts.com

STATE CERTIFIED THATCHING CONTRACTOR CYC 000002

Liz Samess Interiors

COMPANIES

Design, Decorating, Drafting, & More…

General Contractors & Engineers

Liz Samess Interior Designer

SPALLING REPAIRS

(954) 801-7883 Email: interiordesignbyliz@gmail.com CELL:

CONCRETE RESTORATION

EC 13005589 CGC 1521939

CGC 1515665 • CFC 1428730

New Construction • Remodels • Additions & More!

Marathon, FL 33050

Barbara Sanchez Home & Offices Expertly Cleaned Fast Dependable Service

-Stump Grinding -Fencing -Yard Maintenance

Free Estimates Licensed & Insured • Lic # SP 4354

305-394-3865

jsstumpworks@gmail.com

Sportfishing Adventures

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

info@johnnymaddoxcharters.com

305-481-3259

CERTIFIED MARINE SURVEYS MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR SERVING ALL THE KEYS

e-mail:

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

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

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

Call the Experts!

305-766-0819 305-924-0179

Nails by Ivis

Manicures • Pedicures Acrylics • Gelish • Facials • Waxing

5177 Overseas Highway

(Between Office Depot & Main Post Office)

www.marathonhairandnailsalon.com

MARCH HARE MARINE SERVICES

cell:

Excellent References Upon Request

Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-1631

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

office:

“We Clean Your Place, Like it Was Our Place”

-Lot Clearing -Bobcat Services -Hurricane Clean-up

305-289-1748

2735 OVERSEAS HWY MARATHON, FL 33050

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

305-289-1631 www.marathonhairandnailsalon.com

LICENSED CFC1427241

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


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Marathon: 305-743-7636 Ramrod Key: 305-735-4962 www.ACREsales.com

951 51st Street Gulf, Marathon 3/3 • 1,731 SF • 12,666 SF Lot Screened Pool & Patio • Motivated Seller MLS#575986 • $409,999

261 12th Street, Key Colony 3/2.1 • 2,980 SF • Fabulous Floor Plan Screened Porch • Pool • Concrete Dock MLS# 577485 • $998,500

6099 Overseas Hwy #4E, Marathon 1/1 • 384 SF + Enclosed Fl. Rm • Remodeled Impact Windows • Metal Roof • Large Lot MLS# 580134 • $189,000

6099 Overseas Hwy #4W, Marathon 2/1 • 520 SF • Additional Storage Covered Patio • Laundry Room MLS# 580137 • $189,000

TERESA YEIDER • 305-879-5474

JODY OWEN • 305-923-1902 KIM RABITO-SHOW • 305-304-8591

KATHRYN RUMMERY • 305-731-9579

KATHRYN RUMMERY • 305-731-9579

1515 Sombrero Blvd. #2D, Marathon 3/2.1 • 2,440 SF • All Water Facing Rooms Marathon’s Most Sought After Complex MLS# 579822 • $750,000

1217 Sombrero Blvd. #25, Marathon 2/2 • 969 SF • Beautiful Harbor Views Charming Condo w/ 40’ Boat Slip MLS# 579827 • $429,000

10701 6th Avenue Gulf, Marathon 8,962 SF • Multi-tenant Warehouse 100% Occupied • Includes RM Zoned Lot MLS#572284 • $1,597,640

10875 6th Avenue Gulf, Marathon 4/2 • 1,912 SF • Full Duplex Currently Rented for $1,700 per side MLS#572283 • $377,856

GINGER HENDERSON • 305-731-5751

GINGER HENDERSON • 305-731-5751

GINGER HENDERSON • 305-731-5751 JODY OWEN • 305-923-1902

GINGER HENDERSON • 305-731-5751 JODY OWEN • 305-923-1902

6099 Overseas Hwy #101E, Marathon 697 SF Lot • Ocean Views • Boat Ramp Laundry Facility • Use or Rent! MLS#579853 • $110,000

132 Gulfwinds Ln, Marathon 2/2 • 1,682 SF • Remodeled Like New 75’ Concrete Seawall w/ Davits • Marble Floors MLS# 580395 • $799,000

GINGER HENDERSON • 305-731-5751

LINDSAY RABITO-LEONARD • 305-481-4571

390 4th Street, Key Colony 2/2 • 960 SF • East Facing Half Duplex Updated Kitchen • 30’ Concrete Seawall MLS# 579749 • REDUCED $481,500

1575 Yellowtail Drive, Marathon 2/2.1 • 1,759 SF • Furnished • Large Tiki 60’ Concrete Dock • Easy Boating Access MLS#577855 • $699,000

LYNN B. LUCAS • 305-393-0559

LYNN B. LUCAS • 305-393-0559

We are expanding our Vacation Rental Division and Debbie Smith has joined our team!

If you are considering renting or have an under producing rental, please call her for an evaluation. Just let Debbie’s experience handle everything!

Offering impeccable service, seamless management and desirable financial returns.

Keys Weekly – Marathon  
Keys Weekly – Marathon