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KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

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he Keys Weekly recently started offering “A Day’s Drive,” a feature that showcases things to do in other parts of the Keys. For example, we offer things to do in Key Largo for readers in Key West, or things to do in Marathon for folks in Islamorada. Needless to say, every Key is unique, but it is fun to get off of our piece of the rock sometimes and explore the Keys. So, we asked five Key Westers...

If you had a day to drive up the Keys — where would you go and what you do? Shannon Fisher said this question is a toughie. “I’d probably load up the paddleboards and head to Bahia Honda for the day,” she said. “This will probably be the most popular answer.”

430 DUVAL STREET SHOP | SIP | SAVOR “I would take a ride up to Key Largo, hitting all of the cute, little shops and nurseries along the way,” said Sue Puskedra of Susie’s Estates. “To top the day off, I’d end up at Gilbert’s Tiki Bar and Grill in Key Largo. That would be the perfect day!”

Derek McCann of La Te Da said swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key is on his day-off-the-rock list. “And, dinner afterwards at Hideaway Café. The steak au poivre is amazing there.” (Unfortunately, Hideaway Café is still closed.)

Scott Barry said if he is forced to leave Key West and drive up U.S.1, then he would take his fiancée Jodi and head up to Islamorada. “I’d have lunch at M.E.A.T. Eatery, followed with some fresh beer tasting at nearby Florida Keys Brewing and Islamorada Beer taprooms.”

Rick Gage loves collecting old bottles. “No Name Key might be a good place to look,” he said. He said he’d like to swing into Aquarium Encounters in Marathon, and drive some of the back roads in the Upper Keys to see what’s out there. “I’ve driven past there a million times, but am always in a hurry to get somewhere else,” he said.


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Wednesday, July 18 • Toddler Time and Breastfeeding Support Group at 10:30 a.m. at Key West library. Reoccurs weekly. Saturday, July 21 • Native plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Key West Tropical Forest, Stock Island. • Discovery Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West. • Mango Festival supporting the Police Athletic League from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayview Park, Key West. • Women’s Day presentation and afternoon dive with History of Diving Museum. Visit divingmuseum.org to register. • Smart Ride bingo at 2 p.m. at Poinciana Royale, 1341 McCarthy Ln, Key West. • Hemingway Sunset 5K and Paddleboard Race from Southernmost Beach Resort, Key West. Sunday, July 22 • Christmas is July party from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Irish Kevin’s, Key West. Wednesday, July 25 • Toddler Time and Breastfeeding Support Group at 10:30 a.m. at Key West library. Reoccurs weekly. Saturday, July 28 • Smart Ride BINGO at 2 p.m. at Poinciana Royale, 1341 McCarthy Ln, Key West. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at keysweekly.com.

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“Basically for Key West and the Keys in general, I can say our occupancy percentage is fairly flat to last year,” said Cliff Taylor, vice president of operations for Spottswood Companies, which has six hotels in the Keys. “The issue, however, is that our supply is well off from last year, so when someone says ‘Well I guess we have the same amount of tourists coming,’ that can’t be true.” Occupancy is flat, or down in other parts of the county, but those rates are compared to when there were more hotel rooms available pre-Irma, Taylor said. “I, like every other citizen of the Keys and Key West, grumble and moan about the traffic and say traffic is horrible, but it’s not coming from tourism,” Taylor said. Dave Turner, executive director of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, said businesses are down $4 million countywide, which has a lot to do with the lower availability of rooms to put visitors in. “If there are no beds, we can’t put the heads in them, and that’s pretty much what we’re up against right now,” he said. “Then the businesses are affected because people aren’t here spending money. It’s a vicious cycle, but we’re trying.” Even with the storm, summertime is when things slow down in Key West, said Besame Mucho owner Meredith Bollong. The store will celebrate its 20th anniversary in February. “It has been throughout history that summertime has always been a slower time of year, and you work hard through the season and save your money to get through slower times,” Bollong said. “That’s the tradition and I think that’s been forgotten because of the newcomers that hustle and hustle and freak out when things slow down.” As far as slower business, she said, Besame Mucho hasn’t felt it. “Maybe this year was a little bit different because of the storm and the season got started a little later, but we roll with it,” Bollong said. Two Friends Patio Restaurant’s Danny Hughes said business has been slightly slower. “But we’re very lucky. When I say ‘slightly,’ we’re down just under 3 percent, which is not bad compared to some other folks around here,” he said. It’s visitors from the rest of the Keys and mainland that have slowed their visits to Key West. “Putting their houses back together is a whole lot more important and you cannot blame them one iota,” Hughes said.

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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

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KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

Dream meal: you are sitting at a diner counter eating… who walks in and sits next to you? All my girlfriends here in the Keys that I have met through the years. Bring in the ones from Alaska, Buffalo, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Kansas and I would be in heaven. What would your superpower be? A subdued “wiggle of the nose” and poof! Bewitched. Best piece of advice you ever received? My father always gave indirect good advice. I never realized it until years later. What is your nerdiest passion? I always wanted to be a hippie in the ’70s but was too modest to go without a bra.

21 years of onthe-job training

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erri Colonna is usually the voice behind the phone when you call the District 2’s County Commission office: “Good morning, Commissioner Neugent’s office, this is Terri,” with her sweet Kansas accent. As executive assistant, she is usually the first line for questions, comments, and commentary, and has been for the past 21 years. Starting her life in Wichita, she found Tampa in the ’70s, and in the early ’80s, a sailboat brought her to the Keys and the Bahamas. “I realized the Southernmost Point in the continental United States was right for me,” she said. When a new corporation took over, her position as director of sales and marketing was the first to go after spending nine years at Little Palm Island. Her next and final stop landed her at the commissioner’s office. ‘I’ve really outdone myself with 21 years of on-the-job training,” she said, noting that each day brings new and fun challenges. “My husband, who is retired Coast Guard, encouraged me to get a government job and during my first year I wondered how I was going to do this every day for 20 years.” Nickname? My formal name is Teresa Gay. What are the biggest challenges you face in the office? Other than filing – I have my own bizarre method – I would say after Hurricane Irma was very challenging. We would take in at least 100 calls a day. I connected with a lot of residents at that time.

Before Irma? Before iPhones and iPads, it certainly was a challenge keeping the Commissioner up to date. Being a Lower Keys resident, how is your personal Hurricane Irma recovery coming along? I live on the gulfside. Our portion of the island was missed by most of the stronger winds and floods, but we still have about 50 percent to finish. What are you most looking forward to in your upcoming retirement? Having the house in order, daytime exercise classes, and fishing any day of the week rather than waiting until the weekend. Proudest achievement? Looking at this red carpet in my office for 21 years. As a schnauzer mom, why do you love the breed? They are very loveable and tenacious, plus they don’t shed. I had lost my black lab and after the initial shock, I was on the prowl for another dog. My husband didn’t want a big dog so I found “Digger” the dog, who didn’t look like a dog — his name comes from the groundhog in the movie “Caddy Shack” prompted by Commissioner Neugent’s wife Suzie. I have a second schnauzer named Cracker. What was your first job? Christmas gift wrapper. I earned $1.60 an hour, but of course gasoline was only $.25 a gallon.

If you could take one item on a deserted island, what? Why? Music of all times, past and present, downloaded in one device with solar power. Without music, life would be dull and plain, without color and richness. What was your first thought this morning? Well, since it is Monday… groan. Actually, it was I need to stretch. Favorite guilty pleasure? I feel guilty every time I eat sugar. One of my future goals is to eat sugar whenever I want without guilt. Say, when I am 90 years old, bring on the ice cream and cake. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you do? Take care of the friends and family I love, and, yes, that includes you Kristen! What’s on your bucket list? I really want to tandem skydive and maybe see Italy. If you could change the world, what would you do? To change the world, one would have to change 7.5 billion minds, but “Perfect Harmony” would be nice. Favorite place you’ve traveled to? Traveled the Bahamas by sailboat and camped in the Colorado mountains. But nothing really compares to working and living in the Florida Keys. Finish these sentences… George Neugent would describe me as … his second wife. My autobiography would be titled … “The Good Natured One.” The Lower Keys are like … small town country living. I live by the motto … When a bird is alive, it eats the ants. When the bird is dead, ants eat the bird. Time and circumstances can change at any time.


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KEYS HISTORY

ALL ABOUT THE KRAAL BRAD BERTELLI

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ccording to Merriam-Webster, kraal is defined as “an enclosure for animals especially in southern Africa.” In the Keys, the word is most closely associated with the pens used to corral turtles. In 1832, John James Audubon observed, “Each turtler has his crawl which is a square wooden building or pen, formed of logs, which are so far separated as to allow the tide to pass freely through, and stand erect in the mud. The turtles are placed in the enclosure, fed and kept there until sold.” Before the days of refrigeration, turtle kraals were necessary because the best way to keep protein fresh was to keep it alive. Kraals can still be seen at the Key West Bight Marina. Key West was once the international hub for the processing and canning of turtle and turtle products. Green turtles were the targeted species. They were named not for their outward color, but for the color of the layer of fat found beneath the shell that rendered the tastiest stock for the soup that grew to attain worldwide popularity. In the 1800s, turtle kraals could be found from the Dry Tortugas to Indian Key. At Indian Key, the kraal was contained beneath a dock

that stretched from a house most famously remembered as the Perrine House. In the Dry Tortugas, the moat surrounding Fort Jefferson was occasionally used as a turtle kraal. The Middle Keys’ Crawl Key was so named for the turtle kraals once found there. It is located between Grassy Key and Long Point Key at approximately MM 56.5. An 1873 survey map by Charles Smith spells the island’s name Kraal Key. Armand Granday, a French chef, found the first real success operating a cannery in the Keys. In 1910, Norberg Thompson purchased the operation. “At the time the industry was first started, Mr. Granday secured his turtles from the water about Key West, but they became so scarce in these waters that the turtles used in the manufacture of the soup are now caught in the Caribbean Sea along the Gulf of Mexico, with some from the coast of Nicaragua (Norberg Thompson, 1914, The New and Greater Key West told in picture and story).” Green turtles became one of 60 “possibly endangered species” in 1964. The first catch restrictions were implemented in 1971. Today, all sea turtles are protected by the Federal Endangered Species Act of 1973. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.

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hile everyone wants to know who the final winners are, much of the anticipation around the Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards revolves around the excitement (and humor) we have come to love (or endure, depending on who you ask) at the awards ceremony. From lip syncing battles to political charades, anyone and everyone is a target for jokes and humor at the event. But it is the opening tradition that has endured, and come to be expected at the Bubbas. Each year, our staff tirelessly interviews, calls, prods and quizzes local Key West “Conchs” to complete our “Top 10 Signs You Might Be a Bubba If” list. And while this year’s list is in the works for July 21—here is a look at last year’s “You Might be a Bubba if” top 10. 1. If you ever dropped anchor at Shanna Key. 2. If you’re Cuban and don’t speak a lick of Spanish. 

3. If you manscape and filet your catch with the same knife. 4.  If you support Charity – who works at Teasers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 5. If you ever brought a Yeti to church.  6. You ask your weed dealer for a 1099.  7. If K-Mart don’t have it…you don’t need it.  8. If you spend more time with your bocce ball team than you do your kids. 9. If you think Bloodline sucks because….hey… Tavernier sucks.  10. If passing the field sobriety test was a requirement for your GED.

UPDATE The final voting for this year’s 2018 Bubbas: Key West People’s Choice Awards ends this Friday, July 13 at 5 p.m. And with a just a few short days to go, many of the categories hand in the balance. Here is a quick rundown on the votes, along with some of the closest categories we have seen in the past five years. 5,283: Number of ballots completed as of Tuesday, July 10. BEST KEY LIME PIE Nominees (Blue Heaven, Kermit’s, Square Grouper) With close to 5,000 votes in this category, only 7 votes separate the top 2 spots.

BEST BARTENDER Nominees: Jenn Stafanacci , Tom Luna, Landon Bradbary Over 3,500 votes ONLY 1 vote separates the top 2 BEST DOCTOR Nominees: Dr. John Norris, Dr. Norman “Rocky” Tingle, Dr. Jerry J. Jackson Over 3,000 votes and 59 votes separate top 2 BEST REAL ESTATE OFFICE (closest overall category between all 3 nominees) Nominees: Bascom Grooms Real Estate, Truman & Co., Berkshire Hathaway Over 3,100 votes and only 31 votes separate top 2 (and third place is only 4 votes behind 2nd)


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Pick Your Top Choice Online at www.keysweekly.com/bubbas from June 29 – July 13. The Food Best Key Lime Pie: Blue Heaven, Kermit’s, Square Grouper Best Fish Sandwich: B.O.’s Fish Wagon, Hog Fish Bar & Grill, Pescado Best Cuban Sandwich: 5 Brothers, Kim’s Cuban, Sandy’s Cafe (M&M Laundry location), Sandy’s Cafe (old Mattheessen’s location) Best Ethnic Food: El Siboney, Kojin Noodle Bar, Thai Island Best Lunch: Caroline’s Cafe, Two Friends Patio, Hogfish Bar & Grill Best Breakfast: Blue Heaven, Goldman’s Deli, Harpoon Harry’s Best Cup of Coffee: Baby’s Coffee, Cuban Coffee Queen, Kim’s Kuban Best Bar: Green Parrot, Mary Ellen’s, Tavern N’ Town Best Gay Bar: 801 Bourbon, Bourbon Street Pub, Aqua Key West Best Wine Bar: Grand Vin Wine Bar, Wine-O Bar & Lounge, Vinos on Duval Best Mojito: Conch Republic Seafood, EL Meson De Pepe, Willie T’s Best Beer Selection: The Porch, My New Joint, Waterfront Brewery Best Bartender: Jenn Stafanacci, Landon Bradbary, Tom Luna Best Happy Hour: Tavern N’ Town, Boathouse Bar & Grill, Conch Republic Seafood Co. Best Waterfront Dining: Louie’s Back Yard, Latitudes, Hot Tin Roof Best Pizza: Big John’s Pizzeria, Duetto Pizza & Gelato, Roostica Best Seafood: Conch Republic Seafood Co., Hogfish Bar & Grill, Square Grouper Best Steak: Prime Steakhouse, Michaels Restaurant, Tavern N’ Town Best Taco: Amigos Tortilla Bar, Chico’s Cantina, Sinz Burritos Best Food Truck: Garbo’s Grill, Pescado, Taco Grilla Best Dessert: Better than Sex, Square Grouper, Blue Heaven Best Conch Fritters: Conch Republic Seafood Co., Conch Shack, Miami Subs Best Bloody Mary: Blue Macaw Island Eats & Bar, Hot Tin Roof, The Saint Best Late Night Spot: Green Parrot, Rick’s Bar, Mary Ellen’s Bar Best Margarita: Agave 308 Tequila Bar, Margaritaville Key West, My New Joint Best Martini: Virgilio’s, Martin’s, Tavern N’ Town Best Brunch: La Trattoria Oceanside, Hot Tin Roof, Tavern N’ Town Best Place to Cure a hangover: IVs in the Keys, Hangover Hospital, Firefly Best Barbecue: Charlie Mac’s, Smoked on the Water BBQ, Geiger Key Best Sushi: Ambrosia, Origami Sushi Bar, Thai Island Best Organic / Health Food: Sugar Apple Organic Cafe & Market, Date and Thyme Organic Cafe and Market, The Café Best Overall Restaurant: Square Grouper, Tavern N’ Town, Santiago’s Bodega

Our Community Best Place to Take the Kids: Splash Park at The Truman Waterfront, Key West Aquarium, Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory Best Local Festival / Event: Fantasy Fest, Key West Songwriters Festival, Zombie Bike Ride Best Elected Official: Craig Cates (Key West Mayor), Clayton Lopez (Key West City Commissioner), Sam Kaufman (Key West City Commissioner) Best Tourist Attraction: Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Ernest Hemingway House, Key West Aquarium Best Local Celebrity: Howard Livingston, Bill Hoebee, Jayesh Mani Best Non-Profit Organization / Foundation: Florida Keys SPCA, Wesley House Family Services, MARC House Best Local Musician: Caffeine Carl Wagoner, Howard Livingston, John Solinski Best Band: Patrick and the Swayzees, Caffeine Carl and The Buzz, The Durtbags Best DJ: DJ Buggy, DJ Chaka, Jimmy Cooper “DJ Top Jimmy” Best in Drag: Inga, Randy Roberts, Sushi Best Artist: Rick Worth, Wyland, Fran Decker Best Thespian or Performing Artist: John Solinski, Tom Luna, Christopher Peterson Best Live Music Venue: Green Parrot Bar, Key West Theater, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon Best Performing Arts Venue: Key West Theater, Tennessee Williams Theater, Waterfront Playhouse Best Art Gallery or Studio: The Studios of Key West, Wyland Gallery of Key West, Gallery on Greene

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The Businesses Best Resort / Hotel: Casa Marina, Key West Marriott Beachside, Pier House Resort & Spa Best Accounting Firm: Jeffery Allen CPA, Oropeza & Parks CPA, Zuelch & Zuelch Accounting & Tax Services Best Law Firm: Oropeza Stones & Cardenas, Spottswood Law, Horan & Higgins, LLP Best Furniture Store: Royal Furniture, Fast Buck Freddie’s, Southernmost Furniture Best Charter Fishing Captain: Captain Scott (Fish Monster), Brice Barr, Alex Canalejo Best Dive Shop: Captain’s Corner Dive Center, Divers Direct, Southpoint Divers Best Bait and Tackle Shop: Key West Bait & Tackle, Lower Keys Tackle, Cudjoe Sales Best Watersports: Fury Water Adventures, Sebago Watersports, Sunset Watersports Best Marina: Murray Marine, Stock Island Marina Village, Garrison Bight Marina Best Customer Service: First State Bank, Publix, Strunk Ace Hardware Inc Best Grocery Store: Publix, Fausto’s Food Palace, Winn-Dixie Best Contractor: Conch Construction And Roofing, Gary the Carpenter, McKendry Builders Best Landscape Company: Mama’s Garden Center, Ecoscapes, Go Landscaping Best Auto Repair: Shifting Gears Automotive, Oily’s Auto Repair, Richard’s Tune up Best Photographer: Rob O’Neal, Nick Doll, Vidal Best Doctor: Dr. John Norris, Dr. Norman “Rocky” Tingle, Dr. Jerry J. Jackson Best Vet: All Animal Clinic, Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Lower Keys Animal Clinic Best Realtor: Bascom Grooms, Brenda Donnelly, Terri Spottswood Best Real Estate Office: Bascom Grooms Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty, Truman & Co. Best Bank: First State Bank, Keys Federal Credit Union, Centennial Bank Best Jewelry Store: Jeff’s Gems, Neptune Designs, Local Color Best Car Dealer: Niles Sales and Service, KiA, Keys Auto Center Best B&B / Guest House: The Gardens Hotel, Southernmost Point Guest House, Island House Key West Best Chiropractor: Dr. Darold Leto, Dr. Steven Oropeza, Dr. Melissa Munoz-Kokenzie Best Dentist: Dr. Hector Guzman, Dr. Claude Harris, Dr. Louis Spelios Best Florist: Love in Bloom Florist, Kutchey’s Flowers in Key West, Mama’s Garden Center Best Insurance Company: Fullers Insurance, Diamond Insurance Partners, Porter Allen Company Best Liquor Store: Jolly’s, Winn-Dixie Liquor, Conch Town Liquor & Lounge Best Local Retailer: Besame Mucho, Local Color, Wanderlust KW Best Fitness Center: BodyZone Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Stay Fit Studio Best Nail Salon: Lee Nails, Lady Nails, Amazing Nails Best Spa: Ocean Wellness Spa & Salon, Pier House Spa, Prana Spa Best Hair Salon: Blown Away Hair Studio, Bobbyshop The Hair Salon, Kai & Co. Salon Best Hair Stylist: Michelle Garcia, Les Steele, Courtney Howard, Liz Stricker Best Barber: Addison’s Barber Parlor, Konch Kuts, Walter Wyker - Searstown Barber Shop Best Summer Camp: Basilica School Camp, Coast Camps, Reef Relief, Sea Camp Best Tattoo Parlor: Paradise Tattoo, Southernmost Tattoo, Benny’s Tattoos Best Family Owned Business: Fausto’s Food Palace, Five Brothers, Royal Furniture Best Business: First State Bank, All Animal Clinic, Square Grouper, Historic Tours of America

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Regular Meeting

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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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What organizations and activities are you involved with at Key West High School and why are they important to you? I am a part of Take Stock in Children, National Honor Society, Book Club and am coeditor-in-chief of the Key West High School paper, The Snapper. This summer, I was also selected to attend Girls State at Florida State University. These are important to me because they have helped me prepare for college, take part in the community, and stay involved with the high school.

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The state Department of Environmental Protection hired DRC Environmental Services, pictured here in February, to do marine debris removal for the county but DRC pulled out in mid-May after it said it under-bid the project. WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

BOCC MEETS WEDNESDAY CANALS, HOUSING ON AGENDA

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ffordable housing and Keys-wide canal cleanup top the agenda ahead of Wednesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting in Marathon. The county has received a grant award of $49.2 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its Emergency Watershed Protection Program, which must be officially accepted by the BOCC. The grant is to remove Hurricane Irma debris from 103 of the most impacted canals in unincorporated Monroe, Marathon and Islamorada. It’s divided into $35.2 million for unincorporated Monroe, $7.5 million for Marathon and $6.5 million for Islamorada. Monroe Coun-

ty will coordinate all work, which is expected to begin in August. USDA-NRCS is providing $37.8 million in reimbursements, with a local match (non-federal funding) of $11.4 million. This $11.4 million is split among the county, Marathon and Islamorada based on construction projections, according to county spokeswoman Cammy Clark. Commissioners will also discuss a $35 million contract with Miami-based Adventure Environmental Inc. to do the marine debris cleanup. “We’ve used them before for canal restoration projects,” Clark said.   Eight of the canals are in the Upper Keys, 23 in the Middle Keys and 72 in the Lower Keys.

Marathon City Council members in June directed staff to ask Monroe County for 49 affordable housing units, permits which allow developers to build. 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 for an extra 20 on top of 29 it needs for two projects by St. Columba Episcopla Church and IMBY Inc. On Wednesday’s agenda is an item for approval of 18 units for the St. Columba project and discussion of 11 units for IMBY. The 20 extra units are not on the agenda. The commission meets at the Marathon Government Center, MM 48 bayside, at 9 a.m.

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SEEN AROUND TOWN

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SUNRISE ROTARY HONORS LEAMARD PRESIDENT, BOARD INSTALLED

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ey West Sunrise Rotary honored Warren Leamard, owner of Destination Catering and Events, as Rotarian of the Year during an awards and installation ceremony at its yearend banquet on June 30. During his term as membership chair, the club added a record 15 new, transferring and returning members. Installed as president for 2018-19 was George Wallace, Key West assistant city attorney; and board members Jeremy Wilkerson, president-elect; David Geller, treasurer; Trice Denny, secretary; Gena Parsons, immediate past president; George Lindner, parliamentarian; Matt Babich, sergeant-atarms; Warren Leamard, membership; David Clay, attendance; Carl Stevens, club administration; Kirby Chambers, scholarships; Sean McCoy, programs; Scott Russell, community service; Brian Doe, Rotary Foundation chair; and Frank Wood. The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic, established in 1988, provides community service, supports charities and funds college scholarships through events including BrewFest and a golf tournament. The club meets on Fridays at 7 a.m. at the Marriott Beachside Hotel. — Weekly Staff report

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2. The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club board for 2018-19 includes (seated) Trice Denny, secretary; George Wallace, president; Gena Parsons, immediate past president; David Geller, treasurer; (standing) Matt Babich, sergeant-at-arms; David Clay, attendance; George Lindner, parliamentarian; Kirby Chambers, scholarships; Jeremy Wilkerson, president elect; Frank Wood; and Brian Doe, community service. Not pictured: Warren Leamard, membership; Carl Stevens, club administration; Sean McCoy, programs; and Scott Russell, community service. 3. New Key West Sunrise Rotary President George Wallace accepts the gavel from outgoing president Gena Parsons during an installation ceremony at the Key West Yacht Club on June 30. 4. Sunrise Rotary Club members hope to complete the current renovation of the compass rose with a Rotary wheel at its center by the end of July. The symbol was first dedicated on the White Street Pier (now Edward B. Knight Pier) in April 1998.

KEY WEST SUNRISE ROTARY TO REPAINT COMPASS ROSE What: Repainting of the compass rose and Rotary wheel Where: Edward B. Knight Pier in Key West When: Saturdays/Sundays, 8-11 a.m., beginning July 7, 2018 The compass rose with a Rotary wheel at its center was first dedicated on the White Street Pier (now Edward B. Knight Pier) in April 1998. The iconic symbol, repainted over the years due to fading or repaving, was a gift to the city of Key West and its citizens from the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. Club members hope to complete the current project by the end of July. Another goal of this service project is to raise awareness of Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio. Since 1979, Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. Today, the devastating virus is found in only three countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic, established in 1988, provides community service, supports charities and funds college scholarships through events including BrewFest and a golf tournament. The club meets on Fridays at 7 a.m. at the Marriott Beachside Hotel.


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SUNSET ROTARY BRINGS ACEVEDO IN AS PRESIDENT

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he Sunset Rotary of Key West inducted Randy Acevedo as president last week. They held the induction party upstairs at Hard Rock Café. He said he is looking forward to the annual Manny Madruga Dominos Tournament this year, as well as adding another fun fundraiser. They meet on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Bottle Cap Lounge on Simonton Street. — Weekly Staff report KRISTEN LIVENGOOD/Keys Weekly 1. Amber Acevedo, Randy’s wife, and Holly Elomina, past president, congratulate Randy Acevedo as president of the 2018-2019 year. 2. Sabrina Acevedo and Rachel Oropeza are on hand to help the new president succeed. 3. Lifelong friends Dan Mariscal, left, Randy Acevedo, and Donnie Elomina celebrate the evening at Hard Rock Café. 4. Randy’s daughter Miranda, left, with Cason Beatty, Caroline Talbott, and Sam Steele gather at the event.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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1. Coalition of countries 2. Make over 3. At the summit 4. C in ROTC 5. Imbue with soul 6. “It’s fun to stay at the ____” 7. Bar association 8. Deserved consequence 9. Capital of West Germany, 1949-1989 10. Against, prefix 11. Horse control 12. Fortune-telling coffee remnant 15. Go to NPR, e.g. 20. Renter’s paper 22. Pharaoh’s cobra 24. Judge’s pronouncement 25. *Kunta Kinte’s descendant and author 26. Be theatrical 27. Bridge of ____, Venice 29. Chinatown gang 31. *”Blackish” dad’s dad 32. Brown, Dartmouth and Yale, e.g. 33. Naturally, in slang 34. *”All the Money in the World” family 36. Gloom partner 38. *Family with two former Presidents 42. Chopin’s composition 45. Metal detector, e.g. 49. New, prefix 51. Armed robber, e.g. 54. “Pokémon,” e.g. 56. Related on mother’s side 57. Jelly holders 58. Every which way 59. Make a reference 60. Be savvy 61. Same as Celt 62. Gaelic 63. Cashed in one’s chips 64. Those not opposed 67. Langley, VA agency

omedy Key West presents standup comedians Mike Cronin and Mike Speenberg this month at the BottleCap. Mike “Meat” Cronin performs on Thursday and Friday, July 12-13. He spent several years honing his craft at clubs and colleges in Cincinnati and Chicago, where he hosts the popular showcase, “Best Night Ever.” Cronin performs at comedy festivals and has opened for many touring pros. His current album, “Hot For Too Long,” premiered in the top five of iTunes’ comedy album charts. Mike Speenberg performs on Thursday and Friday, July 19-20. He has been a touring comedian for 20 years; his live show has been called a perfect blend of Jeff Foxworthy and Dennis Leary. Speenberg has performed on five continents, shared the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Bill Burr, and been featured on everything from CNN to the American Forces Radio Network. He also has toured on numerous occasions to perform for the men and women of the United States military.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is at 8:30. For more information about the comedians and to purchase tickets visit www. comedykeywest.com. Bottlecap is at 1128 Simonton Street in Key West. — Contributed

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‘Twice Told Tales’ returns to summer stage

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wice Told Tales” – a night of contrasting, dueling monologues – makes its return to Summer Stage this year, set for one night only on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. in the Helmerich Theatre at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street. Tickets are available at redbarntheatre.com or by calling 305-296-9911. Normally relegated to the heart of a play, or made a tool of directors for auditions, the monologue — one actor, solo on stage, delivering a single Tammy Shanley speech that hopefully has power, emotion, message and connection — is seldom allowed to stand alone center-stage. But when putting together last year’s Summer Stage events, TheatreXP’s Bob Bowersox came across an intriguing new theatrical idea he really loved. Called “Twice Told Tales”, he decided to give it a go. “Twice Told Tales” is an evening of monologues, each delivered by two different actors, guided by a single director in two completely different directions, resulting in two completely different outcomes. Directors for this year’s show include Michael Marrero, Tony Konrath, John McDonald, Alicia Merel, Annie Miners, and Karen Leonard. Actors will include Tony Konrath, Rebecca Gleason, Mathias Maloff, Pony Charvet, Paula Cabot, Matt Hollis Hulsey, Ross Pipkin, Kathy Russ, Donna Stabile, John Reynolds, Janet Harwell, Andrew Bliek, Tammy Shanley and Trey Forsyth. Monologues are chosen by the directors — the subject can be anything. Each can be three to five minutes long. Each director is given two actors, who may be of different genders or sexual orientations, but two actors of the same gender could also be used. The directors then work with each actor separately in rehearsal. The evening of the performance, each monologue is then delivered in its dual iterations, back to back. The results are sometimes startling. “It’s a fun, surprising, and often illuminating evening of theatre,” said Bowersox. “It shows how direction and actor interpretation can completely change a piece of writing. And it really shows the magic of theater.” More information is available at keywestsummerstage.com or from TheatreXP at 302-540-6102.


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Bob Bowersox and David Black lead an ensemble cast in “Under the Hunter’s Moon,” now playing at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West. LARRY BLACKBURN/Contributed

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ne of the biggest questions we might ask ourselves is if we have lived the life we were meant to live, or made a complete mess of it? In the world premier of “Under the Hunter’s Moon,” currently at the Red Barn Theater through July 22, Key West playwright, Bob Bowersox has penned a play that gets everyone thinking. The main character, Hollywood actor Robert Grey, is barely holding it together by the time he gets to Maine to shoot his latest movie, “Under the Hunter’s Moon”. He’s drinking too much and finding no answers at the bottom of the bottle. He’s been accused of acting like a diva on set and holding up production. And he’s romantically involved with his leading lady, Blake Hawthorne (played with just the right measure of femme fatale and vulnerability by Melody G. Moore) who is counting on the movie to be her star vehicle. In the midst of all this, and late again for the set, Robert Grey walks in to the Gilead General Store and comes face-to-face with what could have been — his old college flame, Nancy Benham (Paula Cabot) whom he hasn’t been in contact with for 35 years. The character of Robert Grey is relentless in trying to get her to also question her life path and yet she doesn’t. He pressures her to see if they still have something between them and she rebuffs him consistently (for reasons that are revealed in small pieces throughout the play). Their bittersweet ending is honest and stays true to the tone of the play. Grey also tries to convince the general store proprietor, Sam Quinlan (played with a light touch and gentle humor by Mathias Maloff) that he

never should have given up painting, but the character finds no discontent in having left his art in the past. His wife, Maggie, (played by Tammy Shanley) is awestruck by Robert Grey and eventually becomes his confidant and sounding board as he tries to sort out life’s big questions. The character of Maggie moves with ease from Robert Grey groupie to his friend to wise counsel — not only for Grey, but also everyone else. The real hard words come from Grey’s agent, who is afraid he is about to blow the picture. Actor David Black clearly has fun as the shrewd and career-driven Ari Kantar full of wisecracks and strong advice. Actress Paula Cabot, playing his college sweetheart, uses all her acting muscle and flexibility to convey her inner dilemma and outer guardedness with crossed arms, hard glances, and long silences. Throughout the play, the sharp dialogue written by Bowersox and the crisp direction of Patrick New make every line count. The cast is stellar and yet the set design could easily steal the show. The stage was transformed into a general store, right down to the wood burning stove, barrel of apples and peanuts sitting in the middle of the room and the fully stocked shelves. Coming and going, the cast wearing jeans and fashionable boots with sweaters and jackets easily conveyed the look and feel of people living in and visiting a cold northern town. Take time to see this thoughtprovoking play before the end of the run on July 22. It just may have you questioning how your have used your time on earth and if the path was the right one. For more information on this and other Summer Stage events, visit keywestsummerstage.com or call TheatreXP at 302-540-6102.

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Day trips to Havana

EXPERIENCING A DAY TRIP TO CUBA HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER


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BRITT MYERS

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It was only a few short years ago that Americans had to lumber through layers of red tape to visit Cuba — even as Havana acted as the closest major city to Key West (only 90 miles from the Southernmost Point). And while the lure of Cuba’s rich history, rums, cigars and nightlife were only minutes away, Cuba became the elusive holiday destination for almost everyone other than U.S. citizens. That was … until now. Robin Smith-Martin, who began his upscale concierge service (OKW or Our Key West) over a year ago, now offers weekly trips to Cuba for tourists and local residents in the Keys. OKW, which partners with Air Key West, provides day trips to Havana that allow visitors to spend the day in Havana with the ability to return to Key West “in time for your dinner reservation.” “Havana is our sister city,” said Smith-Martin. “People forget that Key West was Spanish before it became part of America and I hope we can continue and improve the dialogue between our two cities.” Although OKW plans to expand into a series of themed day trips in the fall, the current expedition is a “Hemingway Excursion.” According to SmithMartin, Hemingway embodies the symbol of the relationship between Key West and Havana. “The Hemingway Excursion, or experience, allows our guests to explore [Hemingway’s] relationship between Key West and Cuba,” said Smith-Martin. “We all know about Hemingway’s impact and life in Key West, but much of his day-to-day life and writing occurred while he was in Cuba.”

Four to nine guests are invited on the bi-weekly day trip, with a 50-minute flight from Key West to Cuba that departs at 8 a.m. And by 9:30 a.m., the excursion to Hemingway’s home (about 30 minutes outside of Havana) is underway. From there, participants can enjoy rum, lunch and other cultural interactions in and around Havana—returning to Key West by 7 p.m. The costs of the trips vary, but at the time of our interview Smith-Martin said the average price is affordable for the Key West traveler, which includes airfare, travel visa, tax, fees, guide-service, lunch and a stop for rum. And for those fretting over the hassle of obtaining a visa, Smith-Martin says the typical turnaround time is about two business days. “We like to remind people they still need their passports,” said Smith-Martin. “But the visa process is typically smooth. We just ask people to contact us a few days in advance to be safe.” Like most Key West based businesses, Smith-Martin says that interested locals should take advantage of the Hemingway Experience in the summer months to avoid heavy bookings. However, OKW also plans to expand their air service and themed day trips this fall. “We are planning to launch a series next fall around Cuban history, art and culture,” said Smith-Martin. “And we also hope to provide regular flight service to Cuba, which will include the visa.” For more on OKW and Havana day trips, visit ourkeywest. com or call 305-290-2049

OKW allows visitors an authentic Cuban experience during days trips. ANDREW PERKINS

OKW’s Robin Smith-Martin is Key West’s ultimate concierge. BRITT MYERS/Keys Weekly

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3. Kimberly Matthews, a senior strategic planner for Monroe County, and David Turner, of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, chat at the opening reception held at the Looe Key Tiki Bar. KIMBERLY MATTHEWS/Contributed

2. Mermaid Mariah Reynolds chats with Nichole Blackburn, left, and Vaughn Manthe on the way out to the reef. Blackburn’s colorful tropical fish costume complements Manthe’s shark. KIMBERLY MATTHEWS/Contributed

4. Mariah Reynolds blows an artist’s rendition of a conch shell. Every year, divers descend with fanciful instruments created by local artist August Powers. FRAZIER NIVENS/Florida Keys News Bureau

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UNITED WAY NAMES NEW STATE CHAIR Serving the Keys for 20 Years!

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ndy Griffiths will serve as chairman of the United Way of Florida Board of Governors in 2018-2019. Andy Griffiths Griffiths, who was elected to the United Way of Florida Board of Governors in 2015, was selected to be Chair by Florida’s 32 local United Ways, which serve all of Florida’s 67 counties. Griffiths served for seven years on the United Way of the Florida Keys Board, including two years as Chair, before moving to the UWFK Advisory Board in July. He said he is looking forward to the challenge of helping to set policy for the statewide United Way.

“I am a big believer in the mission of United Way,” Griffiths said. “I hope my work on the United Way of the Florida Keys Board has made a difference for our Keys nonprofits and I look forward to promoting the important work nonprofits do on a statewide level.” Griffiths is a member and past Chair of the Monroe County School Board and a past President of the Florida School Board Association. He is also on the Board of the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter, a member of every chamber of commerce in the Keys, and a member of the Rotary Club of Key West. Griffiths owns Andy Griffiths Charters and Griffiths Property Holdings LLC in Key West. He operates out of Safe Harbor Marina on Stock Island. He started the charter business in 1983.

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just as much as I do,” said Davids. “Every audience, every fan that I perform to is special, but I know that this tour will be particularly special.” A five-piece band, backing vocalist and choreographed dancers will accompany Davids on stage as she pays tribute to Houston with live performances of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “How Will I Know,” “I Have Nothing,” “Didn’t We Almost Have it All,” “One Moment in Time,” “Queen of the Night” and 15 other chart-topping hits. Visit keywesttheater.com for tickets. — Contributed

THE SET LIST: I’m Every Woman Didn’t We Almost Have It All All The Man I Need Where Do Broken Hearts Go It’s Not Right, But It’s Ok I’m Your Baby Tonight You Give Good Love How Will I Know Greatest Love of All Queen of the Night Exhale My Love is Your Love One Moment In Time Million Dollar Bill I Have Nothing Saving All My Love for You My Name is Not Susan So Emotional I Wanna Dance With Somebody I Will Always Love You Glory Glory


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NOW LEASING ‐ Shops at Stock Island ‐ 5450 MacDonald Avenue, Stock Island 1,265 to 3,600 square feet available

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‐ Bottling Court ‐ Corner of Front & Simonton Streets, Key West (Old Town) Up to 2,700 square feet available

Commercial Space Available For Lease 305.294.2682 SBX Real Estate, LLC | 506 Fleming Street | Key West, FL | 33040


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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

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

Wyland's Flagship Gallery in Key West is looking for motivated, personable art consultant who wants a long-term career in Key West's most established, successful gallery with widely acclaimed artists and international name recognition.

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Base plus commissions to begin; sign-on bonus; tremendous potential. We will train the right person to succeed.

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Home Décor Sales Specialist Assists customers on the sales floor, determines needs, designs and proposes solutions, helps with selections, processes sales orders, follows through until delivery and installation to customers’ satisfaction.

Buyer & Inventory Manager Responsible for the research, selection, and maintenance of inventory for showroom sales, including the creative setup and rearrangement of displays.

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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.

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

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Behavioral Health Tech (PT/FT) Assist RNs with admission, care, & discharge of clients Peer Specialist & Drop In Technician (PT) Provide services to Personal Growth Center Clients Maintenance Specialist (FT) Handle Maintenance requests, perform inspections

Background/Drug Screening Required. TO APPLY: www.westcare.com/page/get-involved_02F Then search location

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

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NOW TRENDING NEW MUSIC • “My Church” — This one is a few years old, but a classic from the incredible country singer/songwriter Maren Morris. It embodies the spiritual feel of rolling the windows down and jamming out. • “Goodbye Road” — A revival of sounds, equipped with amazing vocals and gospel themes by Johnny Swim (and featuring Penny & Sparrow). • “Otis” — The song by Jay-Z & Kanye West features Otis Redding. Two lyrical geniuses with Otis singing “Try a Little Tenderness” in the background. Need we say more?

MOB STORIES “I heard you paint houses,” uttered Jimmy Hoffa the first time he met Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. The famous Teamster union boss wasn’t talking about home renovations — he was referring to murder. In the 2004 book of the same name, author Charles Brandt describes Hoffa and Sheeran’s lifelong friendship, breaks down the Cosa Nostra hierarchy and its ties to organized labor and describes the events leading up to Sheeran’s involvement in Hoffa’s demise. The story is currently being made into a Netflix movie, “The Irishman,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro as Sheeran, Al Pacino as Hoffa and Joe Pesci as reputed mob boss Russell Bufalino. $10 | Amazon.com

FIRM KEYS FIRM (Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe) is a grassroots organization that fights for fair property insurance rates for Florida Keys property owners and residents. Following Hurricane Irma, its volunteers and staff immediately began assisting with FEMA and insurance claims and held five Insurance Forums to help with recovery. Pictured: Steve Russ

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TV’S “YELLOWSTONE” You might not know Taylor Sheridan, but trust us, you know his work. The writer/director/actor has come on the scene with a flurry of instant movie classics. In fact, he hasn’t written a dud yet (“Wind River,” “Hell or High Water” and the “Sicario” movies). And now, “Yellowstone,” his new drama set in Montana, can be found on the Paramount Network. The acclaimed cast includes Kevin Costner, Cole Hauser, Luke Grimes and Kelly Reilly. The plot runs deep with Sheridan’s themes around America’s corporate imperialism, poverty and social injustice. The show is only a few episodes deep (so there is plenty of time to catch up). Paramount Network | Wed @ 10 p.m.

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SUMMER OF 2018

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SARA MATTHIS

sara@keysweekly.com

Take a little trip, take a little trip, take a little trip with me … to the Middle Keys. Marathon is probably one of the least-explored areas of the Middle Keys — so many people pass it by in a hurry to reach Miami to the east or Key West to the West. And yet, it has so much to offer. For this week’s excursion, we’ve picked simple treats to get visitors off the beaten path. Start at the west end of Marathon and head east to hit all three. NEXT WEEK Join us as we “take a little trip” to the Upper Keys.

EAT boiled peanuts One way to know you’re “plugged in” is if you know which gas station has the best treats, whether that’s fried chicken or boiled peanuts. In Marathon, we highly recommend the Mobil gas station on U.S. 1 near the entrance to Key Colony Beach. Every day there are two crockpots going — one filled with regular boiled peanuts, and the other spicy. Customers ladle the goodness into a Styrofoam cup. Pro tip: These are best enjoyed at the beach and they only cost $3.99 for a 32-ounce cup.

DO Coco Plum Beach Continue east on U.S. 1 for half a mile and turn right on Coco Plum Drive. Head toward the ocean and continue on for another mile and a half. Coco Plum Beach is a hit with everyone, but especially those with dogs. Visitors can find pooches playing in the sand and shallow water. It’s not really a swimming beach, and the only facilities are a lone picnic table and restrooms, but its fans appreciate the raw, undeveloped beauty of the area. It’s possible to walk for about a mile in either direction. Great at sunrise and sunset.

BUY Pigeon Key T-Shirt Emblazoned with two simple images —a pigeon and an old-fashioned, longhandled key — the Pigeon Key T-shirts come in tanks and tees, and cost about $15. The sales support the Pigeon Key Foundation, which not only preserves the island’s history, but also promotes marine education. Throw in an extra $12 for the ferry trip out to the island and spend the whole day picnicking, snorkeling and lazing. Pick one up on the island, or at the gift story/ferry landing at the Hyatt Place on the west end of Marathon. Find more info at pigeonkey.net.

NEARBY For those that got the War “Low Rider” reference in the introduction, the original funk band is playing at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami on Saturday, July 28. Tickets on sale (starting at $40) at arshtcenter.org.

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The Turtle Hospital in Marathon Join our team! Full and part-time Educational Program Guides/Gift Shop Sales. Public speaking & retail sales experience helpful. Send resume to: turtlehosp@aol.com

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The 16th Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a full-time Administrative Assistant II in Key West. The primary function of this position is to provide administrative and paralegal support to the circuit judges assigned to the Freeman Justice Center in Key West. This position requires a working knowledge of rules and procedures governing various circuit court areas including civil, criminal, family, probate, guardianship, delinquency and dependency. Must be computer proficient and have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Salary for this position is $35,000 a year with Monroe County benefits. Interested applicants should send a resume along with a State of Florida application to personnel@keyscourts.net or mail to Personnel, 16th Judicial Circuit, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida 33040 by 5:00 pm Friday, July 20, 2018. State of Florida applications can be found at www.Keyscourts.net. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age or disability. If you need accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify us in advance at (305) 295-3652; to make call through the Florida Relay Center, you can dial 7-1-1.

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EMPLOYMENT First State Bank of the Florida KeysCareer Opportunities - Key West: Full & Part Time Tellers; Legal Assistant/Paralegal Customer Relationship Specialist/Digital Banking; Administrative Assistant/ Business Banker. Islamorada: Assistant Branch Manager. 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/longterm disability, life insurance, paid time off, and holidays for full-time employees. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. EOEM / F / V / D Local Utility seeking WWT Plant Operator Trainee. Must have HS Diploma or equivalent and valid Florida Driver License. Mechanical abilities and troubleshooting skills highly desired. Must live within 50 miles of Key Largo. Email resume to: KeyLargoEmployment@ gmail.com EOE Medical Assistant needed for part-time position every Friday from 8am-5pm in our Marathon office. Please call Lisa Voss @ Florida Spine Specialists at 305294-9680. Security Guard needed part-time in Marathon area. Must have Driver’s License. Keys Security, Lic# B2000155. Call 305743-3143. HELP WANTED: Full-Time Crew Man for Lobster Boat in Marathon. Experience preferred. Hard work - Great pay! Start ASAP. Call after 5pm (305) 289-0792 Temporary Maintenance Technician at the Keys Marine Laboratory, Layton, FL. The KML supports academic programs and research conducted by scientists and students from Universities/ Colleges throughout Florida, the U.S., and Internationally. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for dayto-day general repairs and maintenance at the KML facility including buildings, structures, and equipment. Primary purpose is to perform maintenance work and assist other staff as needed. To apply for this position visit: h t t p : // w w w. u s f . e d u / administrative-services/ human-resources/ careers/browse- applyfo r- j o b - o pen i n g s.a s px Job Opening Number 17226 Mechanic needed – full-time. Freeman Automotive, 10455 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 305-743-2646 Construction help needed in Marathon area. Knowledge in concrete/spalling repair. Must be able to lead & direct others & complete work on engineer plans. General carpentry - pay based on experience. Must have transportation. Call

EMPLOYMENT Bob 305-712-0007 Administrative AssistantKey West: Small nonprofit supporting the Keys now accepting applications for administrative/ front desk position. Responsibilities include correspondence, data entry, database m a n a g e m e n t and scheduling. Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s include meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, excellent communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel or similar programs. $15/ hr. plus benefits. 37.5 hrs./week. M-F, 9-5. Email resume with cover letter to cffk@cffk.org 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. Sands of Islamorada Hotel has immediate openings for a Housekeeper. Call for Details and Appointment Interview: 305 962-5243 SE BUSCA-Sra. De Limpieza para hotel en Islamorada. (305) 9625243 City of Marathon - Job Opening: Full Time Marina Technician. EOE FULL BENEFITS www.ci.marathon. fl.us COOKS needed. Experienced. 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. 305743-5317. Ask for Edwin, Sergio or Randy. 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 a d v a n c e m e n t , weekends required. Pay will be based on experience level. Please email resume to info@ m a r a t h o n .v a c a t i o n s TELLER (Part Time) KEYS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION - MARATHON 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 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 305-2899397 or email a resume to kris@halschuhmacher. com for consideration. Landscaping company seeking full-time laborers in Marathon. Call 305-3958294 Open Job Positions: Restaurant Manager, Wait

EMPLOYMENT 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 Hwy. Marathon Experienced Help Only needed for all positions. Apply in person MonFri 10-11am at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, Knights Key Blvd. Marathon Get Well Paid and Trained. Looking for Self Motivated-Reliable Person to Work Outdoors, Must Have Vehicle. Call (305) 304-7995

HOBBIES/COLLECT. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watches and Pilot watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578

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LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2018-CP-129-K JUDGE TIMOTHY J. KOENIG IN RE: ESTATE OF JON CHARLES McINTOSH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JON CHARLES McINTOSH, deceased, whose date of death was March 12, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida, 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

Professional Office Space Big Pine Key 1480 Sq Ft--Very nicely laid out for a business/ professional office. Must see to appreciate the awesome US1 frontage, well-kept building and paved parking. Located in The Big Pine Professional Building, 29872 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key. Call or text 305393-7595. We will return your call or text after 5:00PM same day.GERS

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

SINGERS WANTED

Personal Representative: DONALD K. McINTOSH 5 Liberty Avenue Lexington, MA 02420

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NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: July 5, 2018.

Attorney for Personal Representative: CARA HIGGINS Attorney Fla. Bar No. 0734241

Publish: July 5 and July 12, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-61-K Lower Keys IN RE: THE ESTATE OF HARRY IHOR IWANYCKYJ aka IHOR IWANYCKYJ aka HARRY J. IWANYCKYJ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Harry Ihor Iwanyckyj, deceased, whose date of death was May 17, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is July 5, 2018. Personal Representative: Michaelene K. Iwanyckyj 3904 Mary Road Big Pine Key, Florida 33043

LEGAL NOTICES Attorney for Personal Representative: RICHARD E. WARNER Attorney Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER, P.A. 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FLORIDA 33050 Telephone: (305) 7436022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-Mail: richard@ rewarnerlaw.com Publish: July 5 and July 12, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-DR-218-M Division: Family ROMAN ABREU PUJOL, Petitioner, and ILIANA SANTANA GOMEZ, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: ILIANA SANTANA GOMEZ Respondent’s last known address: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ROMAN ABREU PUJOL, whose address is 6099 Overseas Highway, Lot 42W, Marathon, FL 33050, on or before August 6, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844 LEGAL NOTICES automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: June 25, 2018 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Mandy Morris Deputy Clerk Publish: July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26, 2018

LEGAL NOTICES Coral Gables, Florida 33134

FILE NO.: 2018-CP-33-M IN RE: THE ESTATE OF BARBARA FAE MICHIE, Deceased. AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of BARBARA FAE MICHIE, deceased, whose date of death was April 30, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, File No.: 18-CP33-M, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the curator and the curator’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 12, 2018. Curator: The Coral Gables Trust Company Curator 255 Alhambra Circle, Suite 333

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561)998-6700 (561)998-6707

Telephone: (407) 8411200 Fax: (407) 423-1831 E-Mail: Idetzel@ deanmead.com E-Mail: bmalec@ deanmead.com Secondary E-Mail: probate@deanmead. com

Publish: July 12 and July 19, 2018

Publish: July 12 and July 19, 2018

Publish: July 12 & July 19, 2018

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-103-K

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2018-CP-166-K JUDGE TIMOTHY J. KOENIG

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JANE K. HORNE, Deceased.

IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID LEE VERMILLION, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Jane K. Horne, deceased, whose date of death was March 4, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

The administration of the estate of DAVID LEE VERMILLION, deceased, whose date of death was June 3, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida, 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

The administration of the estate of FRANCES S. VAN DERVEER, deceased, whose date of death was December 24, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number CP-K-18-000150 the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida, 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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

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

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

The date of the first publication of this notice is July 12, 2018.

The date of first publication of this notice is: July 12, 2018.

The date of first publication of this notice is: July 12, 2018.

Personal Representative: Guy A. Willis 2432 Flagler Ave. Key West, Florida 33040

Personal Representative: TRACY ANN STRATTON 566 Quaker Hill Road Magnolia, Delaware 19962

Personal Representative: Richard A. Van Derveer

Attorney for Curator: CYNTHIA F. CIVIL, ESQ. Florida Bar No.: 0082988 CYNTHIA F. CIVIL, P.A. 5196 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida 33050 305-743-5884 305-743-3108 facsimile Email: cfc@ ccivillaw.com

The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 14-CA000028-P NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 26TH DAY OF JULY 2018 AT 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK 5, ROCK HARBOR ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE 187, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1106 GRAND ST, KEY LARGO, FL 33037 Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: JP Morgan Chase Plaintiff, VS. Mark Wile; MARK HERRE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARK WILE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA J WILE; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; PATRICIA J WILE, Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 14-CA-000028-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 3 rd day of June, 2018. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jennifer Zemmel Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: 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.

Attorney for Personal Representative: Lauren Y. Detzel Florida Bar Number: 253294 Brian M. Malec Florida Bar Number: 41498 DEAN MEAD 420 S. Orange Ave. Suite 700 Orlando, FL 32801

Attorney for Personal Representative: CARA HIGGINS Attorney Fla. Bar No. 0734241 HORAN & HIGGINS, LLP 608 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Telephone (305) 2944585 Facsimile (305) 294-7822

E-Mail: cara@ horanhiggins.com Publish: July 12 and July 19, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: CP-K-18000150 IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANCES S. VAN DERVEER, Decedent. NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Attorney for Personal Representative: J. Eric Virgil, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0988898 Stacy B. Rubel, Esq. Florida Bar No. 84628 THE VIRGIL LAW FIRM 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 705 Coral Gables, FL 33134 Telephone (305) 448-6333 Facsimile (305) 602-9269

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LEGAL NOTICES 2018 The Weekly Newspapers FICTITIOUS NAME

Publish: July 12 and July 19, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2018-DR-643-K Division: Family ORIEL GREAUX, Petitioner, and ANETRA CHRISTIAN, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: ANETRA CHRISTIAN Respondent’s last known address: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ORIEL GREAUX, whose address is 1250A David Porter Road, Key West, FL 33040, on or before August 13, 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 Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: July 7, 2018 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Mandy Morris Deputy Clerk Publish: July 12, July 19, July 26, and August 2,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of 3RD ALARM FISHING, located at 26 JEWFISH AVENUE, KEY LARGO, FL 33037, intends to register the said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. By: ADRIAN INDUSTRIES INC. Published: July 12, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of BIG PINE KEY INDUSTRIAL PARK, located at 250 NE DIXIE HIGHWAY, STUART, FL 34994, intends to register the said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. By: RK LAND HOLDING LLC Published: July 12, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of THE QUARRY, located at 3030 HARTLEY ROAD, SUITE 310, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257, intends to register the said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. By: QUARRY BIG COPPITT, LTD. Published: July 12, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of THE QUARRY II, located at 3030 HARTLEY ROAD, SUITE 310, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257, intends to register the said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. By: QUARRY BIG COPPITT II, LTD. Published: July 12, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers


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Armando Alvarez has been locking down his strategy for upcoming fight against undefeated Jaron Ennis on July 20. -CONTRIBUTED

A GENTLEMAN AND A FIGHTER — KEYS BOXER GOES ALL IN By Sara Matthis and Britt Myers

Armando Alvarez fights oxing and the Florida Keys will be forever linked. After all, Ernest Hemingway’s passion for the sweet science has been documented around Key West with handed-down stories of sanction brawls in his ring. And more than a handful of Monroe County fighters have forged their way through the professional ranks during the past century. But Armando Alvarez, a 28- year-old born in Marathon (who says he “represents all of the Florida Keys”), is on the verge of stardom – perhaps superstardom – in boxing’s most talented division. Yet to face the giants of the welterweight division, the 18-0 Alvarez must first pass the most daunting challenge of his career on one of boxing’s most visible stages. On July 20, Alvarez will face undefeated Jaron Ennis on Showtime’s “Showbox” in Sloan, Iowa. Ennis, a 21-year-old from Philadelphia, is poised as Showtime’s up-and-coming darling. He carries the Philadelphia boxing pedigree, along with 10 consecutive knockouts. And perhaps that is all the edge Alvarez needs as he steps into the ring. Because for Alvarez, who also has knocked out six of his last seven opponents, Ennis simply serves as a stepping stone from the fringe of stardom to possibly fighting some of the most notable names in the sport. Alvarez is a Conch. He went to elementary school here but graduated on the mainland. He’s worked in Marathon and his dad is a representative for

Amerigas here in the Keys. So while Alvarez now lives and trains from Homestead, his fighting trunks bear the crest of the Conch Republic and when he is interviewed, he consistently represents the Keys. Like many locals, we will be in his corner, cheering from our television sets here in the Florida Keys on July 20. And having an opportunity to catch up with him before the big fight only made us bigger fans of the fighter nicknamed, “The Gentleman.” Keys Weekly: How did you get started in boxing? Armando Alvarez: I think I was 17 or 18 and a buddy invited me to the gym. I told him, “No, I’m a baseball player, not a boxer.” But I went and sparred with a professional and got my butt kicked. I left with a bloody nose and a busted lip. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it, thinking about what I could do to be better. KW: Who have been your biggest influences in the sport? AA: My first coach — Gustavo De La Paz. To this day, he’s still in my corner. And my coach now, Maury Ramos. KW: Who are your favorite fighters? AA: In terms of fighting style, I look up to Tommy Hearns. But I love all the guys from the ’80s — Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar de la Hoya. KW: How did your nickname “the gentleman” come about?  AA: A lot of boxers don’t have any class — they aren’t able to speak or carry themselves outside of the ring. But I’m a true gentleman. Now, when the bell rings … there’s no more gentleman.

KW: At 18-0, you are fighting another undefeated fighter and you both are coming off long consecutive KO streaks. Is this the biggest fight of your career and does a fight this big change the way you prepare for the fight? AA: This is definitely a life-changing event. We are both the toughest competitor either has ever faced. He is a better boxer than me, but I’m going to run him over. I’m the bigger guy. I’m gonna get on top of him and run him over. KW: Is the training different? AA: My training is the same; it’s just a different strategy for this fight. KW: You have earned a reputation as a guy with serious knockout power. Do you go into a fight like this looking for the KO? AA: The knockout will come. You gotta stay busy in the ring, the power is always there, no matter what round it is. Right now I am at the peak of the training, doing short and high-intensity workouts. KW: You are arguably in the deepest weight class in boxing, with some of the biggest (and most talented) names in the sport. And you have a similar record to those in the top 10.  If you win this one, and could pick one of the top guys, who would you like a shot at among Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman or Danny Garcia?   AA: I guess Thurman. He’s from Florida, too. For full article visit keysweekly.com

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Monroe County Homeless Services Continuum-Of-Care, Inc.

ANNUAL REPORT 2018 WHAT IS POINT IN TIME?

Each year, The Monroe County COC (and all Continuums-of-Care throughout the United States) are required by HUD to perform a survey to create a snapshot of their homeless situation. On January 31, 2018, dozens of volunteers throughout Monroe County surveyed individuals directly: on beaches, in the mangroves, at grocery stores, libraries, churches, and anywhere the homeless are known to congregate. The Key West Police Department and volunteers surveyed those living on derelict boats. FEMA provided some limited information about the people staying in sponsored hotel rooms (age, family size). This report is a summary of findings.

HOMELESS IN JAILS

AGE

RACE

REGION OF THE KEYS

GENDER

ETHNICITY

LENGTH OF TIME HOMELESS

On January 31, 2018 there were 153 homeless individuals in the Monroe County Detention Centers. HUD does not allow these 153 homeless inmates to be included in the total number of homeless that is reported. We may only take note. In 2017 the cost of the homeless in jails to Monroe County taxpayers was $4.8 million. Over the last ten years, the jail system spent $50.7 million on the homeless. Providing basic overnight shelter at the Keys Overnight Temporary Shelter (KOTS) costs right around $8.00 per night, per person. Had the homeless stayed at the shelter, the cost would have been $390,000 in 2017 and $4.1 million over the last ten years, a savings of $46.6 million. These shocking numbers are why funding for Emergency Shelters is critical, and why our Outreach work matters so that the homeless know they can go to a clean, safe space instead of jail.

THE EFFECTS OF IRMA

MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

By June 1, the number of homeless school kids increased to 602

Monroe County had 39,931 FEMA claims made following Hurricane Irma, of which 19,606 were homeowners and 20,119 were renters. 1,179 homes were destroyed throughout the Keys, and another 2,977 homes suffered major damage of the 55,000 housing units in the Keys. Total FEMA verified loss was $60,445,895.42.   Housing, primarily affordable workforce housing, is currently the biggest challenge. This issue cannot be addressed until housing stock is rebuilt.  Due to the geography and vulnerability of the Keys, building codes require special permitting and regulation. This process will take time. Even prior to Hurricane Irma, Monroe County struggled with significant affordable housing challenges and many community members were already living “paycheck to paycheck” or worse.  Irma has only intensified the many economic challenges our families already faced.

INCOME LEVEL BY HOUSEHOLD

WHAT CAN I DO?

“The effects of Irma” information provided by the Long Term Recovery Group and The United Way of the Florida Keys. This report is paid for by the Florida Department of Children & Families, www.myflfamilies.com

• Visit www.monroehomelesscoc.org for the full report, to see our Member Agencies, and explore more information • Volunteer for and/or donate to one of our Member Agencies • Stay informed and involved – talk to your city and county officials about affordable housing • When you encounter the homeless, treat them with the dignity any person deserves

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