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You’ve probably heard some form of the saying, “Anyone can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad.” It’s true. Being a dad comes with no instruction manual and the only reward is that you get out of it what you put into it. In a lot of ways, fatherhood is the final frontier for men. It’s the time when childish things are put away, and you embrace the next chapter of life while simultaneously dedicating it away. There’s nothing more manly than being an especially “good” dad. The Weekly asked…

What makes your dad special? Anna Acker said, “My dad and I share a sense of humor that I appreciate, even though it can be different from a lot of people. We have a mutual understanding when it comes to making pokes at family and friends and tend to have the same thoughts on lots of subjects.”

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Dallas Hill said, “I love my dad; he’s the reason I’m in the Keys and he takes care of the local fishermen.”

“He wears his heart on his sleeve, is fair even to those who have wronged him, and is so genuinely friendly that it startles people who meet him. Dad is my biggest fan, and I am his,” said Jordan Budnik.

“He’s the smartest man that I know and yet he has the most compassion and is way too generous,” said KT Jack.

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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.

ON THE COVER Brandon, left, Preston, and Buddy Pinder soak up in the sun the Bahamas. The smallest Pinder was named after his great-grandfather, Preston Brooks Pinder. Pinder was one of the most respected fishing guides in his day. His first client was a Kentucky state senator in 1906 who paid him $3 to fish him sunup to sundown. CONTRIBUTED

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Expanded parking along Morada Way may be coming GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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slamorada’s village council meeting on Thursday, June 14, will cover a variety of topics, including staggered council terms and a resolution to close certain roads along Old Highway by the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District. To stagger terms, the council would need to pass the ordinance and add the referendum to the November ballot. If passed by voters, the referendum would take effect for the 2020 election cycle. As written, the top three winning candidates would earn fouryear terms, serving until 2024. The other two would serve two-year terms running to 2022; those would become four-year terms for the next election.

Councilwoman Deb Gillis said fouryear terms would provide the council with more continuity. Having members with historical knowledge of policy, events and procedures helps things flow better, said Gillis. Under the current election rules, all five members serve two-year concurrent terms. That means that potentially all five council members could be replaced in an election. The council also will hear a resolution calling for the closure of access to U.S.1 from Palm Avenue to Beach Road along Islamorada’s art district. The closure would open the door for the village to create on-street parking along the Old Highway. Increasing the number of designated parking spaces along Morada Way would not only expand parking

Under the current election rules, all five members serve two-year concurrent terms. That means that potentially all five council members could be replaced in an election.

options but also enhance the safety of residents parking along Old Highway, said Gillis. Councilman Mike Forster echoed Gillis’ sentiment on safety, calling the resolution a potential step in the right direction. However, Forster said the village still needs to explore areas to create regional parking lots. Visiting motorists then could park and be shuttled to their destinations, reducing the number of cars on the roads and their impact. The village also will consider the purchase of more than $60,000 in spare parts for its new wastewater department. The recent investment in new vacuum trucks and spare parts is meant to keep up with the demands of the village’s expanded responsibilities. Village Manager Seth Lawless will present longevity pins to three village staffers celebrating 5, 10, and 15 years of service. Everglades Restoration Program Manager Cara Capp will then brief the council on restoration issues. Local Planning Agency Chair Pete Bacheler and Nearshore Water Regulation Citizens’ Advisory Committee Chair Bob Mitchell will also update the council. The meeting will end with discussions regarding traffic by Islamorada’s new Publix, recommendations to speed up the building permit process, and upcoming workshops related to next year’s budget.


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Matecumbe School on beach circa 1906 . JERRY WILKINSON COLLECTION

UPPER KEYS HISTORY Early days of Keys education BRAD BERTELLI

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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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AT RISK Lower Matecumbe especially vulnerable this hurricane season GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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ollowing Hurricane Irma, Department of Transportation workers, Monroe County Public Works and fire rescue crews scrambled to inspect and clear all the bridges and roadways along US-1. Repairs were made to sections of the highway that were washed out by the storm near mile marker 74. But since then, permanent repairs haven’t been made by FDOT and the road remains uneven on that portion of highway. The portion of Lower Matecumbe that sits next to Sea Oats Beach is a long way from being “storm ready.” Nearby residents believe that even worse damage is likely to happen when the next storm arrives. Don Kelly was forced out of his Windley Key residence by Irma and was put up by FEMA across the street from the section of the highway that washed out. “There’s not much they can do; years ago they did raise it,” said Kelly of mitigating flooding in the area. “I think the rip rap boulders would help; it would look nice and serve a purpose – anything to break that tidal surge.” The rushing water from Irma created a 4-foot ditch along the building he now resides in. In the 40 years he’s lived in the Keys, Kelly said he’s never seen a hurricane do this amount of damage.

Down the street, the collapsed Sandy Cove condominiums remain a heap of rubble. A flimsy orange barrier has been installed around the site. Scattered pipes and pieces of air units protrude from the building and standing water has pooled up in front. Cars are believed to be buried underneath, adding to the hazardous mess below. The distance between the orange barrier and U.S.1 is only 100 feet. Robert Moser, president of the Lower Matecumbe Beach Property Owners Association, says both government and homeowners need to be responsible and better prepared for the next storm. “While we are still recovering from Irma nine months later, and our canals are significantly impaired, our Lower Matecumbe community is in danger of being swept over by the mound of sand and pile of construction debris adjacent to U.S.1. We are concerned for her safety. The amount of destruction is just a matter of which direction the wind blows while we wait for government and homeowners to fix their homes.” Why the condominiums’ owner hasn’t taken more definitive steps to clear the debris is unclear. What is clear is that the collapsed building has created another hazard for residents nearby, and also the highway. In a swirling tidal surge, portions of the compromised building could lift and become extremely destructive, potentially washing out more chunks of roads than last time.

Sandy Cove Condominiums in Lower Matecumbe remains a heap of rubble going into this year’s hurricane season. The three story condo building collapsed during Hurricane Irma. GABRIEL SANCHEZ/Keys Weekly

Islamorada wants 300 of governor’s ‘1,300’ KATIE ATKINS

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s 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. Islamorada, Marathon and Key West are all on board and representatives from each were in Tallahassee Wednesday for the Cabinet meeting. Islamorada Village Manager Seth Lawless was not at the meeting but spoke enthusiastically about the initiative after the governor approved it. “This is positive,” he said, adding the village would like to accept 300 units, which will be deed-restricted affordable and require early evacuation for those living in them should another hurricane hit the Keys. “We’ll take ’em,” Lawless said, adding the village with work with the DEO to amend its comprehensive plan. That’s required to get the units. Middle and Lower Keys officials were equally enthusiastic Wednesday. The county commission has not taken a vote regarding an official position on the governor’s proposal yet.


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ELECTIONS

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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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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.)

JESSE HUBMAN Dad to Cole and Conner

JIM DORAN Dad to Jill and Jeff

JOHN SIMCIC Dad to Olivia

Monroe County firefighter Jesse Hubman is dad to sons Cole, 10, and Conner, 9. Dad’s public service has inspired Cole to be a fighter pilot and Conner to be a fireman, just like dad. Hubman takes the boys to play baseball or has them help with his woodwork in his free time. He says he’s open to trying for a daughter, too. “It helps that my youngest is also in karate,” he quipped.

Doran was teaching in Saudi Arabia when his wife, Vicki, began feeling ill. After a visit to the doctor, Mr. Doran was asked to return and then given the big news — his wife was pregnant with their first child. “I remember collapsing into the chair. I brought roses home and told her she was pregnant.“ Doran is the proud dad to Jill and Jeff. His advice: “Enjoy every bit of it.”

MIKE RECKWERDT Dad to Jonathan, Cailin, Anna, Robbie and Caroline

When John Simcic and his wife, Shawna, found out they were having Olivia, now 4, they were excited and slightly nervous. “We embraced it head-on and it’s been the greatest gift,” he said. “Watching her develop and grow has been the best part.” On their “daddy-daughter days” the two go swimming, play with the family pup, Rosie, and read books. Olivia’s favorite book is about a father and daughter dancing together.

Reckwerdt is father to Jonathan, 31, Cailin, 22, Anna, 16, Robbie, 14, and Caroline, 10. Second-oldest, Cailin, said she and her siblings have always admired their dad’s work ethic, problem solving, and resourcefulness – it’s made him the pillar of their strong family unit. The Reckwerdts spend time during summers exploring the Appalachian Mountains, bonding, and most importantly, having fun.

WALT STEPHENS Dad to Wilson, Taylor and Jen

TRAVIS TOLPIN Dad to Sydney

This weekend Walt Stephens will be picking up his 15-year-old son Wilson who has been visiting family in Coco Beach. “It’s either that or tarpon fish here,” Walt says “We fish every chance we get.” Walt also has two grown daughters. Taylor is a 22-year-old associate architect in Tampa. His youngest daughter Jen has an internship in the fashion industry and will be spending the summer in Manhattan, New York.

Two weeks ago the Tolpins welcomed daughter, Sydney, into the world. Tolpin is still getting used to not sleeping at night. “I‘ve been telling everyone she‘s up partying all night and sleeps all day. ” When she’s older, Tolpin plans to bring Sydney along on family airboat rides in the Evergaldes and teach her the ways of the “Keys kid.”

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY

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Public Hearing 10:00 a.m.

FRANK GONZALEZ Dad to Gabriella, Samantha and Allison

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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BRANDON PINDER Dad to Preston

Monroe County firefighter Frank Gonzalez and his daughters – Gabriella, 7, Samantha, 5, and Allison, 2 love going fishing around the Everglades together and boating in general. The best part of being a dad is celebrating his kids’ accomplishments, said Gonzalez. When he’s not busy putting out fires, Gonzalez helps the girls with their homework. He’s become famous at his daughters’ schools – they love telling friends that dad is a firefighter.

Pinder is father to 8 month old Preston, the newest member in the family’s long lineage. A seventh generation conch, Pinder says he’s excited to pass on the memories and traditions of his family to his son. As one of the original settling families, the Pinder name has roots in the Keys that date back to the 1800s.

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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. James Hager is dad to two girls — Isla and brand new baby Ava. He said he loves everything about being a dad and parenting alongside his wife, Autumn. He said he intends to teach them the same lessons he learned from his father: “To be truthful; telling the truth is a good thing to do.”


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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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THE LITTLEST LAZCOS Father-to-be prepping ‘nest’ for baby

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iracles happen every day, but some miracles are years in the making. Key Largo’s David and Lindsey Lazcos had been trying to start a family for three years. The couple had looked into in vitro fertilization and even started down the adoption route when something miraculous happened: Lindsey became pregnant with the couple’s first child, a boy. A Coral Shores graduate, United States Navy veteran, and senior nuclear power operator at Turkey Point Nuclear Station, David Lazcos is anxiously waiting to add “daddy” to the list of his titles. The littlest Lazcos is expected to arrive in early November. How did you find out you were going to be a new dad? Lindsey surprised me with a box when I got home from work one day. Enclosed was a custom onesie, card that read “Hi Daddy” and the positive pregnancy test. I was overwhelmed with tears of joy as I read the “Hi Daddy!” I actually asked her to take a few more tests to be sure! You’re remodeling your home and creating the “nest.” What’s new? We began to put together Brody’s nursery and removed the pea-rock from the yard, replacing it with grass so he’ll have plenty of room to play.

Clever gender reveals have become a fun way to find out. How’d you do yours? We had the doctor write down the results and place it in an envelope which we gave to a friend. Lindsey had to hold the envelope, because she knew I would try and peek. We invited close friends and family over and had both of our parents stand beside us. They each had a smoke and confetti cannon, we did a countdown and they all shot them off at the same time. It was a really cool experience, since only one person there knew the gender — it was a surprise to all! Did you read the baby books? Hahaha, no. Have read several online forums and quick daddy-to-be guides! What’s the most nerve-wracking part of being a new dad? I just hope to be able to give Brody the opportunity to achieve whatever he may want out of life! Everything else will buff out. What fatherly advice are you taking from your dad? Well, if you ask anyone in the family, they say that I am a mini-version of him. So I plan to always have my family as my number one priority, as he has. How did you and your wife meet? I met Lindsey while we were deployed with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Gettysburg in the Gulf of Aden conducting counter-piracy in 2009. We both served six years and have spent a lot of life together around the water. The ocean has been a big part of our life and is very important to us. You say the ocean is important to both of you. What type of Keys kid upbringing do you envision for Brody? He will be out on the water as early as the doctor gives me the “thumbs up” for him to go on the boat. I see him spending the majority of his childhood in board shorts, flip flops and on boats.

You’ve really stepped up around the house and in planning and prepping for the baby. Since the day Linds told me she was pregnant, it’s been all about keeping mamma happy. I would say I’m getting husband of the year award. I have been keeping up with all the chores around the house so she can be comfortable. You are raising your son in a home with a mix of cultures from the Keys, Cuba and Texas. What are you going to teach your son about his roots? We definitely plan to have him grow up bilingual. So with the help of my family, we hope to have him fluent with Spanish and English. Lindsey, she really just wants him to be a Dallas Cowboys fan. That’s something he will decide on his own. What plans are the grandparents already making? Both sets of grandparents have their fifth wheel trailers ready to go. I anticipate that Brody will travel the U.S. more than his parents have. Baby’s first words? Going to be Daddy for sure. What are you looking forward to doing with Brody that you and your father still do? Guys’ days! A day with my son by my side is a dream come true. I grew up at my father’s hip and as I have developed into a man and starting a family, I want nothing more than to have my little guy look up to me as I did to my father. Finish the sentence: As a father, I promise to … provide, nurture, guide, grow and love my son forever.


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SMUGGLERS’ SECRETS Former smugglers Ricou DeShaw, left, and Jorge Cabrera share stories with guests during the Matecumbe Historical Trust’s presentation on the Keys’ history of drug smuggling on June 11. Both men were convicted and served time in federal prison for smuggling in the ’70s and ’80s. The organization invited the men to speak and give historical context to a controversial period in Keys history. GABRIEL SANCHEZ/ Keys Weekly

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KEEP IT SAFE Fatal accidents underscore dangers of boating in the Keys GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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ccidents happen, but boating accidents are happening in Monroe County more than any other place in Florida. Monroe County has already had four fatal boating accidents this year. It’s a problematic trend heading into July – the month with the highest number of fatalities and reported accidents. Last year, Monroe County reported 96 total boating accidents, the highest in the state. According to the Fish and Wildlife statistics, 58 injuries and six fatalities resulted from those accidents. FWC classifies reported accidents by cause and type. Inattention is the leading cause (24) of accidents in Monroe County. Collisions with other vessels (27) are the leading type of accidents. Sixty-three accidents involving personal watercraft (i.e. jet skis) were also reported. Things like lobster miniseason, an influx of visitors, and consumption of alcohol have become significant factors for boating accidents during the summer. “I think it’s an accumulation of all of the above,” said FWC Officer Bobby Dube. “They come on vacation and no one expects to be involved in a boating accident or fatality.” Boating accidents have earned the Keys the unfortunate title of being one of the most dangerous places for recreational boating in the entire state. The facts support it too. Of the 96 accidents, the majority were caused by inattention, followed by operator inexperience. The majority of the vessels involved in accidents were less than 26 feet in length and happened in the Upper Keys. According to FWC Public Information Coordinator Rob Klepper, FWC is investigating or has been notified of four fatal boating accidents in Florida Keys waters in 2018. Dube offered some safety measures to consider before leaving the dock. First, make sure you have all your required safety gear and take any required boater safety courses. If you’re going to be captain and are going offshore, leave a float plan behind. “It’s good to have a start point if you’re stranded. I’m sure the Coast Guard will agree with me.” To report a boating accident to FWC, call 1-888-404-3922, or *FWC from a mobile phone or through the Coast Guard’s Boating Safety mobile app.

Upper Keys man rescues 5 children from capsized boat GABRIEL SANCHEZ

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Key Largo man responded quickly to save the lives of 5 children who capsized their vessel in the Florida Bay on June 6. At around noon, John Baxter and his wife were having lunch outside at their Key Largo bayside home when his wife suddenly asked, “Is that a boat upside down?” About 100 yards offshore, a small Boston Whaler had capsized. Baxter quickly boarded his pontoon boat and sped over. The vessel, captained by a 16-year-old, overturned with four other children onboard. Some were young, about 8 or 9 years old by Baxter’s guess, but had life jackets on when he arrived at the scene. Baxter maneuvered his boat closer, lowered in the boat’s ladder, and the kids boarded to safety. Construction workers nearby used line to help flip the boat over. The kids, who were visiting the Keys with family, thanked Baxter as he returned them to shore. The Coast Guard arrived just after the incident. From sighting to rescue, the entire ordeal lasted 15 minutes.

The vessel, captained by a 16-year-old, overturned with four other children onboard.

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ea Grapes Wine Bar & Bistro welcomed guests to its first ever rosé wine tasting party at Village Square on June 9. The popular shopping nook was decked out in pink décor and had six different stations serving tasters of more than 50 different wines. Those pouring shared a little knowledge about the wines, encouraging guests to explore the range. —Weekly Staff report

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1. Jenny Ledvina, left, Charlotte Somers, Jim Mooney, Susanne Butters and Charity Rebel got the memo and wore pink. Councilman Mooney is starting the pink Converse fashion trend. You heard it here first. 2. Cindy Baker, left, Connie Kaicher and Carly Blakey have a “girls” day.’ 3. Wines from as far as Greece, Argentina, France and Italy were featured at the tasting event. 4. Chris Birine-Visscher pours a glass of Miraval rosé wine. 5. Kristen Walsh, left, Kerry Biondoletti, and Hatti Jenkins find a new use for summer inflatables.


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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 Florida 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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slamorada marine artist BJ Royster unveiled five original paintings, now on display at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park’s dockside gazebo, on World Oceans Day on June 9. The colorful images of the reef and ocean life are incredibly realistic and depict the underwater scenery that make Pennekamp one of the Keys’ most popular diving spots. For the last year Royster has been painting the 3-by-4 paintings from photographs she’s taken of the state park’s reefs and iconic locations, like the Christ of the Abyss. The coral murals allow visitors to see the beauty of the reef, and hopefully spark some interest in preserving it, said Royster. “Even if you’re not a diver, you can take care of it,” said Royster. “After I started diving, I wanted to have my art displayed here. Diving made me start paying more attention to our reefs, in particular John Pennekamp.”

Members of the World Federation for Coral Reef Restoration were also at the park to talk to residents and tourists about steps they can take to maintain a healthy ocean. Early that morning, divers from the organization set out from Pennekamp’s shores to search for garbage and plastics to clean up. Within an hour, dozens of glass bottles, plastics, tin cans, snorkel and masks, and other various pieces of trash were retrieved. The startling reality is that coral reefs and the ocean are suffering, said the organization’s Tina O’Connell. “I’ve lived in South Florida my whole life and remember when the corals were almost nine feet tall, now they’re less than a foot in same places. I’ve seen the reefs get decimated,” she said. —Weekly Staff report

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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 22, 2018

WOODPECKERS IN THE PALM TREE MAUREEN MURPHY

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f you ever wondered what the birds do during the rain, (I mean actually do, not where they go) I can attest to the fact that they do all kinds of interesting things in those trees. On my drizzle-laden walk today, I first was taken aback by the family of woodpeckers I have been following for about two weeks, maybe three. As I approached a sea grape tree in passing I heard a very pronounced woodpecker chirp. The sound is unique to the bird and since I have been following them, I have learned to appreciate it. I glanced to my left and saw the adult bird three feet from me just beaming with pride. Within seconds the story unveiled itself to me as I stood there in awe.

Editor’s note: This piece was submitted to the Upper Keys Weekly by Maureen Murphy of Key Largo. She is the former feature editor for the Sylva Herald in North Carolina.

My eyes were quickly drawn to the movement on a more westerly branch of the tree, not too far from me. I focused in on a sound; it was still that of a baby bird chirp coming from a baby woodpecker, only the woodpecker was beyond nesting age. And there, off to the right of the one baby, was another, attempting to try its beak at pecking on a branch in a tree that was intertwined in the sea grape. The sight and sound was almost surreal; it was as though I was watching a video. I could now truly appreciate the internal glow beaming from the adult bird. The whole motion picture brought the time span of a few weeks so into focus, as the family of woodpeckers came to fruition in front of my eyes. Watching them daily in their nest has been a joy on my walks through my neighborhood. Often I was able to watch the mother and father at the nesting hole in the palm tree. I introduced other walkers to the nesting family and posted pictures of the feedings and such. I watched as the babies grew (I only knew because they were poking their beaks out of the hole) and listened regularly to their peeps for their parents. And it was very fulfilling to know that I have bird feeders and a bath at my house that the adult woodpeckers visit daily. When the woodpeckers come, the doves, cardinals, red-winged blackbirds and wrens step back to allow them to feed. And today was a wonderful adventure watching the birds in all their glory right in my own neighborhood. And now I know what birds do on rainy days. They get wet, sometimes on purpose or for a light sprinkling so they bathe and preen. They sing and chirp or maybe even peep. All birds seem to love showing off as they fly low through the tree-lined streets. And while they take the opportunity to teach the young, I think what stood out to me most was that all of the birds I normally see around my house took a welldeserved break from flying all the time. I know I now have a new reason to love rainy days. I can go out bird watching.

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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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The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with Coral Shores High School faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and CSHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Cane Pride.” What organizations and activities are you involved with at CSHS and why are they important to you? This year at Coral Shores High School I am a representative of the National Honor Society, the National Society of High School Scholars, the Science National Honors Society, Key Club, and I play on the CSHS varsity soccer team. The activities I participate in at Coral Shores are important to me because they offer me the opportunity to give back to the community as well as develop skills that are applicable to all aspects of life. Which classes or teacher has best prepared you for life after high school and why? The leadership teacher, Ms. Rosenow, strives to teach valuable life lessons and instill leadership qualities. These lessons are applicable in all aspects of life. Through this class, I am honing my public speaking ability and gaining more confidence in my role as a leader. What advice would you give underclassmen? I typically tell underclassmen to always strive for greatness. I remind them that success in all years of high school is the key to their future. Thus, I encourage younger students to challenge themselves; whether that be in academics, leadership roles, community service, clubs, or sports.

What do you hope to be remembered for at CSHS? I aspire to be remembered for the respect and kindness I showed the school faculty and other students. In addition, I would like to be remembered for my academic and athletic success.

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$$$ PAYING TOP $$$ 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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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 22, 2018

Mainstreaming

A look at what they're doing on the mainland

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gabriel@keysweekly.com

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Commercial & Residential • State Certified Contractor CFC057546 • Licenced & Insured Pump Outs • Grease Traps Excavation Services • Trencher Visit Us

97671 Overseas Hwy Key Largo, FL 33037 Look for the Mermaid at MM 82 Bayside!

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

4th Annual

Over 25 years, Kate Somerville’s skin care products have become the industry leading choice among Hollywood’s most photographed faces. Her line of Blemish Banisher products has been conveniently packaged into one kit and includes: daily cleanser, exfoliating treatment, acne treatments, and moisturizer. Your sun-kissed Keys skin will thank you. Nordstrom’s $55

FREE BURGERS AND HOT DOG LIVE MUSIC, LAWN GAMES AND PLENTY OF LOCALLY BREWED BEER! 12-6PM (305) 916-5206 81611 OLD HWY, ISLAMORADA

* These buys work for Dad, too. We swear.

The sudden craze over charcoal health care products is peaking into maximum obsession. No other product is more sought out than teeth whitening products like Blk Diamond charcoal powder. Made from 100 percent all-natural charcoal, this jet black powder removes surface stains from teeth to reveal brighter smiles. Grab brush, dip into the black powder and softly brush as normal for five minutes. Rinse. The experience is equal parts worrisome and fun. blkdiamond.co $21


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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


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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 22, 2018

• 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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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 22, 2018

• 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

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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).

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

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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:

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Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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is now hiring for Afternoon & Evening Shifts.

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Please Apply In Person 8919 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

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Athletes from Monroe and Miami-Dade County push off on their paddleboards from Founders Park Beach during last year’s Special Olympics Area Games. GABRIEL SANCHEZ/ Keys Weekly

SPECIAL OLYMPICS X 3 Volunteers needed for three events

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slamorada’s Founders Park will host three separate Special Olympics Water Sports competitions this summer. The organization is currently looking for volunteers or sponsors for the upcoming events. Visit specialolympicsmonre.org or contact info@specialolympicsmonroe.org. • Paddleboard: The Special Olympics Area 11 Games is scheduled for Saturday,

July 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 30 athletes and coaches from Monroe County are expected to participate. Monroe County’s team will compete against athletes from Miami Dade County in order to qualify for state competition in August. Food for the event is being sponsored by Centennial Bank and the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority.

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• Swimming: The Ron Levy Aquatic Center is hosting both Monroe County’s qualifying swim meet and Area Games. Swimmers must qualify in county competition on Wednesday, July 18 to take part in the Area Games on Saturday, Aug. 18. The best times will qualify for state competition in October. —Contributed

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