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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.

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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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“As you know, the Quay property was put up for sale and while they’ve received offers, those offers will have to be adjudicated by a judge at the end of the month and the estate would prefer the city acquire the property,” Lindsey said. The Quay extends from where the city-owned boat ramp is at MM 53.5 bayside north to where the land protrudes into the water. “There couldn’t be a worse time for us to pull this off, but we feel in years to come we may regret not acquiring the property,” Lindsey said. One of the main reasons council unanimously approved the buy was because if the city doesn’t buy it, people launching boats will have to wait in line on U.S.1, which could be a potential disaster when it comes to safety. Council directed staff to proceed with the buy at an interest rate of 3.95 percent for three years.

“The buy would give us another three years and the people of Marathon time to think about what we’d like to see there,” said Councilman John Bartus. Historic districts Council heard a presentation from senior planner Brian Shea about creating historic districts in the city. The state Department of Economic Opportunity gave the city a grant to conduct the survey of historic homes in Marathon. For example, the oceanside neighborhood of Little Venice has more than 100 homes which could contribute to a historic district since they date back 50 years or more. “You need 50 percent approval [from the property owners] for the entire plat to be designated,” Shea said. “I don’t see us as having the type of historic structures you’d really be worried about protecting,” said Councilman Mark Senmartin. “To me, this is another layer of government and I can see how it could go really, really wrong. I think the intent is great and the work is outstanding, but we’ve all heard the horror stories of Key West and their historical district and their committees. It’s that kind of a culture that I’m not looking to start here.” The council agreed to hold a workshop sometime in the future about the potential for historic districts in the city.


WEEKLY INTERVIEW

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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 Al-

varez 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

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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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LETTER TO THE EDITOR READER TAKES ISSUE WITH BARTUS COLUMN I would like to thank John Bartus regarding his recent column for two reasons: First, it provides an historical background to the Bill of Rights and to the significance of a free press to the functioning of a democratic society. Second, it stands as an instructive example of why so many Americans no longer trust the media (print or broadcast); i.e. a teachable moment. Following the historical introduction, the article then mentions two quotes. I am unfamiliar with the one by Mr. Yiannopoulos and as such do not comment other than to say I strongly condemn all such calls for violence whether from this individual, Madonna, or others. Regarding the president’s line about the press being “the enemy of the American people,” I have seen Mr. Trump at numerous rallies condemn the press and broadcast media as dishonest and indeed corrupt. Had he spoken more artfully and said that a dishonest press is the enemy of the American people, I (and I hope Mr. Bartus) would agree with him. The article then conflates these two quotes with the tragic shooting of five newspaper employees in Annapolis, Maryland, allegedly by Jarrod Ramos. Herewith some facts: In 2012, Mr. Ramos filed a defamation suit against the Capital Gazette (and several employees) based on a July 2011 article which alleged harassment via the internet by Ramos against a former high school classmate. In 2013 a Maryland trial court dismissed Mr. Ramos’ case (he apparently represented himself), and in 2015 a Maryland Appeals Court upheld the dismissal. Thomas Marquardt, then the paper’s editor and publisher, commented at the time to family and attorneys for the paper that Mr. Ramos was likely to come back and shoot them. I would also note that not one news report that I saw or read attributed a political motive to this shooting, rather indicating that it was likely the culmination of a long-standing personal feud. Of course, none of these facts appear in Mr. Bartus’ article, perhaps because they would conflict with his narrative blaming the president for this tragedy. Newsflash: The fundamental dishonesty of the media is often revealed not by what they say but by what they do not say (or write). So I offer Mr. Bartus some unsolicited advice. The next time you are dismayed by the people’s lack of trust in “journalists”, rather than pen another screed blaming Mr. Trump, try a more direct approach: get up and go look in a mirror. Robert A. Leier

SAVE THE DATE Thursday, July 12 • Wing Night at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Friday, July 13 • Free movie: “Free Willy” at 4 p.m. at Marathon library. • Free kid’s (ages 4 – 12) fishing program from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crane Point Museum, Marathon. • Line-dancing class and free pizza at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. • Al-Anon program meets at 6 p.m. every Friday and Monday at St. Columba church, Marathon. Saturday, July 14 • “Journeys Through Irma” book signing at 10:30 a.m. at Food For Thought, Marathon. Sunday, July 15 • Suddenly Sunday Munch Day at 2 p.m. at DAV, Marathon • 3M Model Group at 2 p.m. at DAV, Marathon Monday, July 16 • Al-Anon program meets at 6 p.m. every Friday and Monday at St. Columba church, Marathon. • Bingo (Public) at 7 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Tuesday, July 17 • Bar Bingo at 6 p.m., Queen of Hearts at 7 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Wednesday, July 18 • Public hearing on Fishermen’s Hospital taxing district at 3 p.m. at Marathon Government Center. • Show Me the Money at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Thursday, July 19 • Wing Night at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Friday, July 20 • Free kid’s (ages 4 – 12) fishing program from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crane Point Museum, Marathon. • Al-Anon program meets at 6 p.m. every Friday and Monday at St. Columba church, Marathon. • Line-Dancing Class at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Free pizza! • Memorial service for Stacie Kidwell (1954-2018) at 7 p.m. at St. Columba Church, Marathon. July 21-22 • Lobster season seminar by Ed del Camp of Tropic Scuba at 2 p.m. at World Wide Sportsman. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at  keysweekly.com.

To: Monroe County Board of County Commissioners From: Concerned Citizens of the Middle Keys Date: July 11, 2018 RE: Middle Keys Health Care Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU)

Thank you for your decisive unanimous vote to establish the Middle Keys Health Care MSTU. As permanent residents of the Middle Keys, we know the need for quality, local healthcare. And we know the real risk of permanently losing local hospital services just as so many other rural communities have lost their hospitals under financial pressure. Many family, friends and neighbors have already benefited from the local life-saving measures that Baptist Health undertook to ensure emergency and on-going care in our neighborhood. For those who have suffered a medical emergency since Irma, survival and recovery has often depended on the timely care, imaging, and diagnosis provided in the temporary emergency facilities they continue to provide. As with all the challenges Irma left in her path, our hospital suddenly became inoperable just weeks after Baptist Health purchased it. They could have not foreseen the immediate financial or operational burden they would bear to support our community. Baptist Health did not abandon our community, but instead partnered with our local caregivers to continue to give excellent care under extremely challenging circumstances. Specifically concerning the MSTU, we elected you, our BOCC, to manage the finances of our county, which includes adopting ordinances such as this. There is no greater public welfare than quality life-saving services. Indeed, this MSTU is exactly the sort of “taxation with representation” that citizens have elected you, our representatives, to undertake for the public welfare. Individuals do not vote on every tax levied by the county, state, or federal government, and we agree with your decision not to to single out this taxing authority for resident vote. We also recognize that this ordinance provides only maximum tax levels per year for up to ten years for the specified purpose. You will consider public comments in open hearings each year during the budgetary process where you assign actual taxation levels within those parameters. Variable factors such as pending hurricane insurance payouts and FEMA assistance still due can be incorporated into your annual analysis of actual tax revenue to be levied under this MSTU. As you continue to work through the operational aspects of this important MSTU, we applaud your rapid efforts to ensure continued quality healthcare for all of your constituents. We support your leadership as our community partners with Baptist Health, as they have already partnered with our community. -David & Sue Williamson, Jane & Jim Rifkin Van & Christine Waddill, Bruce & Sherry Popham Skip & Betsy Leflerand, Mike & Lindsay Leonard

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To our BUYERS and SELLERS. We hope you enjoy your new homes.

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Lynn B. Lucas, P.A. - Represented the Sellers of 220A 50th Street, Marathon FL 33050

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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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2017 2015

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Marathon Animal Hospital

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Marathon Jet Center • Harbour Cay Club • Sarah Brawer • Charlotte Quinn • Chuck Lindsey • Patty Ivey • Dennis Bishop Ernie Rhodes Plumbing • Florida Keys Contractors Association • Cabana Club • Marathon Lady • Becky Dallman Specialty Hardware • Andy & Dave's Auto Repair • Kim Gregory • Windswept Appliances • Douglass Marine

Special Thanks to our Volunteers! C.M. Bishop, Dennis Bishop, Sarah Brawer, Darrell Birkhimer, Michelle Coldiron, Diane Douglass, Keith Douglass, Jackie Garcia, Marlisa Garrett, David Grego, Jo Grego, Patty Ivey, Joe Ivey, Lindsey Rabito-Leonard, Mike Leonard, John Johnson, Linda Johnson, Charlotte Quinn, Sara Matthis, Tim O’Connell, Arno Silva, Daniel Samess, Brian Tewes, Lorna Sanchez, Duane Webster

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6. Your financial advisor’s license plate reads: BITCOIN. 7. To keep the lights on at your house you need to deliver eight Key lime pies to a man named “Tito” under the Vaca Cut Bridge. 8. One word: Comcast 9. Your vacation rental is billed hourly.

4. Your claim adjuster 10. You just purchased has a ponytail and fresh lobster out of a snakeskin boots. van in the Walgreens 5. Your Realtor’s busi- parking lot. ness card features a Cay Clubs logo.


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BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER SUSHI • HAPPY HOUR LARGEST DRAFT BEER IN SELECTION THE KEYS!

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MONROE COUNTY

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Travis W. Bennett, DMD

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ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL

Keys hotels still rebounding from Irma KATIE ATKINS

katie@keysweekly.com

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The Hidden Gem located on the Gulf behind BLUEGREEN m.m. 48

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ith the exception of those in Key West, Monroe County hotels are still recovering from Hurricane Irma when it comes to occupancy, especially in the Middle and Upper Keys. The most recent statistics from the Tourist Development Council show average occupancy rates have rebounded since the September storm, but a closer look at the numbers shows Key West’s occupancy rates bring the average up while other areas have suffered. Bed tax revenue in each of the Keys’ five districts shows declines year-over-year since October with District IV, Islamorada, taking the hardest hit. In Marathon, bed tax revenues have ebbed and flowed, with an average loss of 31 percent since October. “You could probably contribute 23 percent of that to Hawks Cay alone,� said Dan Samess, executive director of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce about the Duck Key resort, which sustained major damage. “Irma has further proven that Hawks Cay Resort is a big part of our Marathon economy and their visitors do spread out and frequent our businesses. With them being closed, we felt that.� In addition to the visitors spending and patronizing local businesses, they make up 20 to 23 percent of the Middle Keys district’s bed tax, he said. Of the 2,300 hotel rooms in the Middle Keys, about 500 rooms have yet to open, roughly 250 at Hawks Cay. The resort at MM 61 is still under construction, but Matt

Lawrence, director of marketing, said the goal is to have the resort fully open by August. “We’re still feeling the effects,� Samess said, adding that people call the Chamber of Commerce every day and ask whether the Middle Keys have recovered yet. “We’re still fighting some negative, inaccurate news nationwide, but the good news is there is light at the other end of the tunnel, and you can now see the light as far as tourism goes.� That’s because new hotels are opening or will open, including The Hampton Inn at MM 54 oceanside two weeks ago, and in April 2019, Isla Bella, a 199-room resort on Knights Key. In Key West and nearby Stock Island, 95 percent of all properties are open. Elsewhere in the island chain, 86 percent are open in Key Largo, 71 percent in Islamorada, 77 percent in Marathon and 64 percent between the west end of the Seven Mile Bridge and Big Coppitt Key. “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.�

Of the 2,300 hotel rooms in the Middle Keys, about 500 rooms have yet to open.

Occupancy is flat, or down in other parts of the county, but those rates are being 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. On the business end of things, traffic has been slower at shops like Bayshore Clothing. “But we do have a lot of great loyal customers (both local and visitors) who we try to take really good care of,� said Terri Lee Childress. “We shipped a lot of things out this year to people who didn’t make it down. Also, we’ve been using Facebook to constantly put new inventory out there as well as promoting monthly giveaways. That has been a huge success in reaching both current and new customers.�


COMMUNITY NEWS

MARATHON WEEKLY / JULY 12, 2018 OBITUARY

MICHAEL E. PAZYNIAK SR. Michael E. Pazyniak Sr., 84, of Marathon, Florida and North Kingsville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, June 29. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Pazyniak Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Windnagel, son-inlaw, Mark Windnagel, grandchildren, Michael S. Pazyniak, Amanda Tankersley (Pazyniak), Kasey Windnagel, Adam Windnagel, Kate Windnagel, and long-time partner, Marilyn Gorczynski. He was born in Washington County, Penn., attended Canonsburg High School, and dedicated many hours to making pierogis in the basement of the Polish National Catholic Church in Canonsburg, Penn. He was an ironworker and the owner of K&M Erection Construction Company before spending his retirement fishing in Florida and on Lake Erie. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan and almost never missed a game at Three Rivers Stadium or on TV. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren by playing cards and he always let his family win, but it was because he consistently “overbid his hand.” He also loved sharing a laugh through his jokes which never got old no matter how many times he told them (or forgot how to tell them). As an accomplished tinkerer, he could fix most things the right way, but everything his own way. Among his favorite things to fix were his many fishing boats, which were guaranteed to get you out to fish but not necessarily back to land. Lovingly known as “Papa” by his grandkids, he will be remembered as the “best Papa on this side of the Mississippi.” A celebration of life will be held later this summer. For more information please email his daughter, Kim, at: mikepazmemorial@gmail.com Ducro Funeral Services, Ashtabula, Ohio assisted the family. www.ducro. com

UNITED WAY NAMES NEW STATE CHAIR

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ndy Griffiths will serve as chairman of the United Way of Florida Board of Governors in 20182019. Griffiths, who was elected Andy Griffiths 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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A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. – St. Francis of Assisi

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THE DOCTOR IS IN! Dr. John Sheldon and Island Vision Care are ready to serve all your eyecare needs.

STACIE KIDWELL 1954-2018 A memorial service for Stacie Kidwell will be held on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Columba Church, 451 52nd St. Gulf. A gathering of friends will take place following the service. Refreshments will be served. Dress: Keys Casual

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Great jobs with great pay do exist in the Keys. We are growing and looking for talented people to join our team. Email your resume to sara@keysweekly.com.

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The plan is to rebuild parking lots, pavilions and boardwalk for about $800,000. JASON KOLER/Keys Weekly

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COMING BACK AFTER IRMA Anne’s Beach could be redone by December KATIE ATKINS

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total revamp of Hurricane Irma-destroyed facilities at Anne’s Beach could be done by the end of the year. The spot at MM 73 oceanside was one of the best in the Upper Keys to launch a kayak, go kite-surfing, or simply wade in the crystal clear water – until Irma swept through and destroyed the boardwalk, parking lots and pavilions. “That’s why it’s been closed since the storm,” said A.J. Englemeyer, Islamorada’s director of public works. The Islamorada Village Council recently approved the department’s rankings of contractors for the project and the amount it will cost to revamp the park came in at just under $800,000.

“That would be for the construction of the boardwalk, which is just under a quarter of a mile from parking lot to parking lot, the pavilions and reconstruction of both parking lots,” Englemeyer said, adding that design plans are already done. “So that project’s moving forward and we’ll start seeing something here soon. It could be done before the end of the year.” Another project recently given the go-ahead is reshaping the swales (drainage ditches) on Bayview Isle and Villa Bella drives in Venetian Shores and resurfacing both roads to prevent stormwater from flowing into the canals, Englemeyer said. A stormwater collection system with filtration trenches will be installed in an effort to prevent runoff. “That’s a problem we have, with water running into the canals untreated,” he said. The project will go out for bid through the end of September and most likely start by the end of the year.

Shannon Butler, Realtor (305) 395-1700 www.REMAXALLKEYS.com

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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

MARATHON WEEKLY / JULY 12, 2018

By Sara Matthis & Jason Koler

THE DOGGIE DOCTOR

Full name? Michael Edward Dunn. Where were you born and raised? Watertown, New York. That’s practically Canada, and equidistant from Ottawa and Toronto.

The most beloved man in Marathon is veterinarian Mike Dunn

Where did you go to school? I did my undergraduate work at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Then I did my master’s degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

ou know that warm glow you get after talking to certain persons? Well, veterinarian Mike Dunn has that effect on people — you walk away smiling. But there’s a multiplier in effect here — he also has the healing powers of a knowledgeable veterinarian and the bedside manner of Mother Teresa. And … he’s funny. Dunn has won the Best of Marathon vote for best veterinarian for the last gazillion years. He is loved by staff, clients and animals — a wild juggling act. The year 2018 marks Dunn’s 20th anniversary at Keys Animal Hospital in Marathon. He works alongside semi-retired Dr. Rob DeField and full-timer Dr. Kyle Maddox.

Is it true that it’s harder to get into veterinarian school than medical school? Yes. There are fewer veterinarian schools in the U.S.

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What was your other career choice? Engineering. I would be an excellent demolitions expert. Or some kind of career where I can look good wearing a moustache; perhaps a professional bowler or rodeo clown. How did you come to the Keys? Well, it was 1998, before the age of the internet. Back then, job listings were sent to Cornell. It turned out that I answered one that was four years old, but Rob (Dr. Defield) was still looking to fill a position. When I showed up, Rob wasn’t even here! Then what happened? Well, it was actually Rob’s plan. He knew that if I didn’t get along with the staff I wouldn’t be hired. So he gave the staff some money to take me out to eat and to bars. I passed that audition. Later I had an interview with Rob, but I’ve always thought that was a smart way to conduct an interview. Is that how you hired Dr. Kyle Maddox? Kind of. He spent the morning with the staff and then my wife, Catherine took him to lunch. But I knew I liked him right away.

For full unedited version go to keysweekly.com

How many pets do you have? Nine. How many species? Four. How many children? Four — Ella, Jack, Violet and Charley. Are you the only man in Marathon married to a Disney princess? Yes. You got any side gigs? Yes I work with Dolphin Research Center, The Turtle Hospital and some of the Key deer veterinarian issues. I am moving more in this direction as some of the professionals like Dr. Doug Mader move toward retirement. What’s the most interesting case you’ve treated in Marathon? One day in 2004 I heard screaming in the front office. I came in to find two huge guys very upset because their 150-pound mountain lion had jumped out of the rented convertible on the 7 Mile Bridge because it saw a bird. It had a bad case of road rash. It took some time to calm the owners and the cat. Has your life ever been in danger? There have been several run-ins with bulls. In vet school, we were treating a baby rhino for a hernia. My job was to keep the momma from killing everyone. The sedation was tricky. If she decided she was awake enough she could’ve trampled everyone. What would happen to you if your phone fell into the wrong hands? Someone would get an awful lot of emergency calls because it would be going off all night long. One person, alive or dead, you would like to have a beer with? Elvis. I would like to hear some stories from that guy. What is Mike Dunn going to be doing in 20 years? Cutting back to 60 hours a week to put my four kids through college. Spending the weekends in the Bahamas.


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Keys Animal Hospital in Marathon treats every type of animal except dinosaurs. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

HAPPY 20TH In lieu of a party ‌ more work

SARA MATTHIS

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sara@keysweekly.com

n celebration of Dr. Mike Dunn’s 20th anniversary, Keys Animal Hospital is collecting donations throughout July that will be divided among the various animal advocacy groups within the Florida Keys (including the Marathon SPCA, Forgotten Felines, and SNIP). All donations will go toward paying the medical expenses of animals cared for by these organizations. “The donations will help pay for medical services for animals who otherwise wouldn’t receive care. This way, the agencies or owners don’t have to ration health care,� said veterinarian Kyle Maddox, who works alongside Dr. Dunn at the Marathon vet office. Dr. Dunn has grown Keys Animal Hospital from a local clinic attending to just over 1,500 clients to a Keyswide, top-rated practice serving more than 9,000 clients and 15,000 patients. He has maintained the demeanor and bedside manner for which he has become locally famous despite this phenomenal growth, remaining continuously and often freely available to his patients no matter what hour of the day (or night!). Char Hruska said Dr. Dunn saved her dog’s life. “It was just after Hurricane Irma and my dog was attacked on a walk. We rushed him right over there,� she said.

One of the annual highlights in Marathon is the pet pictures with Santa Claus every year. For hours, it’s a steady parade of four-legged clients with their humans who come to have their pictures taken. “I’ve never seen a vet who has made such an impact on the community,â€? Maddox said. “Animals are such an integral part of family life now. They are like family members. Mike is a person who understands that. And, of course, his bedside manner is so comforting.â€? Marathon High School teacher Justin Hare said Dr. Dunn is just an allaround great guy. “The biggest thing is he’s just ‌ nice. I don’t hear too many dogs barking at him,â€? Hare said, laughing. “The first time I met him we probably spent more time talking about high school football than we did about my dog, Gumbo.â€? The anniversary donations will help Dr. Dunn continue to do the good work for the animals and owners of Marathon.

Donations can be made ‌ • In person at Keys Animal Hospital • Mail checks to 11425 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050 • Online via www.gofundme. com (Search: Dr. Dunn 20th Anniversary Fundraiser)

11050 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050

(305) 289-6562 amyprumo@cbschmitt.com

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THURSDAYS 6 P.M. DAV Wing Night w/Music

Mondays @ 7 PM Bingo (Public) @ the DAV Hall

FRIDAYS 6 p.m. 4-5-6 Dice Game

Tuesdays @ 6 PM Bar Bingo Queen of Hearts

SUNDAYs 2 p.m. 3M Model Group & Suddenly Sunday Munch Day Bring a dish to share DAV IS NOW A NON-SMOKING FACILITY 7280 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, MARATHON FLORIDA

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SOLD LISTED AND SOLD Listed By: Shannon Butler, Realtor (305) 395-1700 Sold By: Sandra Rodriguez (305) 923-1911 2097 Dolphin Drive, Marathon Congratulations to Our Buyers and Sellers

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Sunrise and Shine! Angler and Ale is serving breakfast at Hawks Cay Marina!

Rise and shine with a ship shape breakfast at Angler and Ale! Get a fresh start with our fruit salad or power up with the Anglers Power Bowl. Really hungry? Enjoy a traditional egg breakfast, savor our Tacos de Huevos or our Angler Benne with crab and hollandaise. The coffee is hot and fresh, so come see us!

Breakfast 7AM-11AM • Lunch 11AM-3:30PM Captain’s Hours 2:30PM-5:30PM • Dinner 5:30PM-10PM Join Us for Captain’s Hours Specials Daily

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SUMMER OF 2018

MARATHON WEEKLY / JULY 12, 2018

KATIE ATKINS

katie@keysweekly.com

Our day’s drive takes us north to Tavernier, sandwiched between Islamorada and Key Largo. It is part of unincorporated Monroe County and sometimes considered a portion of Key Largo, but make no mistake — the small stretch of Tavernier is its own thing with plenty of sights to see, food to eat and shopping to be had.

NEXT ISSUE: We will highlight some things to do and see in the Lower Keys.

EAT: J-DAO SUSHI THAI Who in the Florida Keys doesn’t appreciate a good sushi roll? Find it and other favorites at J-Dao Sushi Thai in the Tavernier Towne Shopping Center at MM 92 bayside. Switch it up and try Thai, like the red curry: curry with bamboo, green beans, bell pepper and basil leaf with pork or chicken, beef or shrimp. Or try the ginger sauce Thai entrée, with flavors of fresh ginger, mushroom, onion, bell pepper and scallion and your choice of pork or chicken, beef or shrimp.

DO: HARRY HARRIS PARK Take U.S. 1 to Burton Drive at MM 92.6 oceanside then on to East Beach Road and find yourself at Harry Harris Park. After being closed for several months due to damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the park is back up and running and is a great place to bring the kids and pups. The beach and tidal pool are open, along with the playground, pavilions and barbecue grills. Bonus: the park also has a free-to-launch, easy-access boat ramp and space to park your trailer during the day. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

BUY: LONGBOARD Dry out and take a paddle-free cruise on land with a Land Yachtz longboard (retailing for about $170). Anything and everything you could need for a day outdoors can be found at Paddle! The Florida Keys, including guided tours. The shop at MM 91 oceanside has kayaks and paddle boards for rent, but get this, it’s the Keys’ largest skateboard retailer, specializing in customized longboards. Out of 163 reviews, the shop and available options for fun activities there get five out of five stars on Facebook. Gnarly, dude.


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MARATHON WEEKLY / JULY 12, 2018

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SOLD Jeb Hale, Realtor (305) 731-6739 601 W Ocean, The Cay Condo #102B Congratulations to Our Sellers

Open 11:30 a.m – 10 p.m. • 305-743-5516 3660 O/S Highway,Marathon (directly across from Marathon City Park, MM 49)

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Taco Tuesday $2 Each for Beef, Chicken or Pork 6 – 10 PM

Tim Dee & Jim Hill

Wednesday

Ladies Ladies Night Night Team Trivia 9 PM

100 Craft Beers 30 On Tap

Thursday Thursday WING WING NIGHT NIGHT 6 – 10 PM • 35¢ Wings

Friday Prime Rib

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CARS A CAUSE Show raises funds for animal shelter Lily Senmartin’s 1948 Chevy is parked next to Dave Daniel’s ’67 Chevelle, two of about 35 cars at the car show on July 8 at the Overseas Pub and Grill in Marathon. The show was co-hosted by Tim O’Connell of the restaurant and local Ed Kiefer, to benefit the Marathon campus of the FKSPCA. Kiefer personally donated a pellet gun for the raffle to complement the barbecue grill donated by The Home Depot. “It was busy,” said Tara Vickrey, head of the Marathon shelter. “We raised more than $700 that will go to the food, medicine and care of our animals.”There are about 75 cats and dogs at the shelter awaiting homes. Even the proceeds of the car show’s 50/50 raffle went back to the shelter. “The guy who won took the $10 out he spent on tickets, and stuffed the rest back in the jar,” said Marathon Councilman Mark Senmartin. CONTRIBUTED

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Planning Commission Meeting

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7/17/18 • 12:00pm • City Hall Council Chambers, 9805 Overseas Hwy.

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Code Compliance Special Magistrate Hearing

8/15/18 • 2:00pm • City Hall Council Chambers, 9805 Overseas Hwy. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at any meeting or workshop noted herein, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City of Marathon complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a disabled person requiring special accommodations or assistance, please notify the City Attorney at (305) 289-4130 of such need at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. 7/11/18/hp


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Almost 100 kids came out for this year’s Marathon Parks and Rec soccer camp. The kids, from 4 to 10 years old, received their shirts last week and had fun breaking them in during games and practices. “I get great coaches and junior coaches for this,” said Ali Adams of the community park. “They are awesome.” —Weekly Staff report KRISTEN LIVENGOOD/Keys Weekly 1. Team Panthers practices for a Tuesday game.

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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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howtime Australia’s acclaimed music production “The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show” starring Belinda Davids is coming to the Key West Theater on Tuesday, July 17. The show comes on the heels of Davids’ performance on Fox TV’s “Showtime at the Apollo Christmas Special,” where her rendition of “I Will Always Love You” — on the very stage where Whitney Houston filmed her famous “Greatest Love of All” film clip, no less — earned her not only the awe of host Steve Harvey and an enthusiastic ovation from the live audience, but more than 10 million views of the performance video on Facebook in the days following. Though this is Davids’ first major U.S. tour as the principal of “The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show,” she’s no stranger to U.S. audiences, having toured extensively as a backing vocalist for the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica in earlier years. “I’m first and foremost a Whitney fan myself, so I cannot wait to be surrounded by others who treasure her

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

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The staff of Marathon Boat Yard is proud of their work. SARA MATTHIS/ Keys Weekly

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A RISING TIDE FLOATS ALL BOATS Marathon Boat Yard celebrates 20 years

t was 1998 when Bruce Popham motored into the Middle Keys on his 46-foot Hatteras looking to begin the next chapter of his life after 20 years in the corporate world with S.E. Johnson. Before long, he had joined Marathon’s Economic Development Council (where he would meet his wife-to-be Sherry). And, not long after that, he purchased the Marathon Boat Yard from the VanBeuren family. At the time it was mainly a storage yard with a grand total of three employees. The first thing that had to change, Bruce decided, was … oh, everything, including the entire industry. “Back then almost every yard in the Keys was a do-it-yourself type operation, or you would hire subcontractors to come in and work on your boat while it was ‘on the hard,’” he said. “I wanted to offer comprehensive service. I wanted to offer the best service. And I wanted to put in place best management services.” Sherry said, “I think we were the first boat yard in the Keys to have a computer, the first to offer professional estimates.” Today, Marathon Boat Yard Marine Service is a thriving big business in a small town. With 25 employees and $10 million in sales, the expertise runs from the options on brand-new Parkers to the minutia of repairing expensive GPS units. It has haul-out service plus thousands of feet of seawall to accommodate more than 150 boats in the water and up on cradles. “I think the key to our success is that we have the most qualified and comprehensive marine repair team ever assembled in the Keys,” said Sherry. It is a true working boat yard in the sense that it serves a wide array of clients and their vessels — from luxury 70-foot sportsfishermen to lobster boats to little dinghies. It also services the boats of agencies ranging from the National Marine Sanctuary to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.


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he Pophams think the property, located on the Oceanside of Marathon at the mouth of the Boot Key Channel, started its life as a boatyard back in 1959. But the first person to live on the property was also Marathon’s first postmaster. (The offices of the Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center are in the original Conch house-slash-office of A.E. Woodburn. He was also instrumental in starting the electric cooperative and the San Pablo Church.) After Bruce purchased the property in the late ’90s, he immediately saw the need to expand. The first acquisition was Cadiz Diesel. “We bought the equipment and hired his guys,” said Bruce. Then it was the junkyard next door where the sales yard of new boats is now. Marathon Boat Yard moved its sales office into the old West Marine when that franchise built new on the other side of the yard. Somewhere in all of that, Bruce also acquired the Sue Moore historic home. It sat, up on blocks, in the yard for years until he connected with Marathon developer Brian Schmitt who moved it again. The business also acquired the mangrove just behind and to the west of the yard. “It has no use, but it was filled with garbage,” said Bruce of the property purchased for the sum of back taxes owed. The Pophams negotiated with the City of Marathon to waive the accumulating fines in lieu of cleaning it up. “We pulled a couple tons of debris out of the mangrove and hauled it off,” Sherry said.

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he cleanup of the mangrove is just one small instance of Marathon Boat Yard’s civic involvement. Besides the dayto-day operations of fixing and selling boats, its principals believe in four core principles affordable housing for Marathon’s workforce, state-of-theart training for marine professionals, protecting the Keys environment, and preserving a working waterfront. To that end, both Bruce and Sherry have participated in a host of initiatives and partnerships to make that happen. The list of boards the two serve is impressive including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board. By utilizing a state program where sales tax can be diverted to a certified non-profit, Marathon Boat Yard has been instrumental in building five Habitat for Humanity homes in Marathon. Bruce and Sherry have helped develop the protocols from everything to pump-out service, to clean marina certification, to best practices for marine repair facilities.

They have partnered with the local high schools, the college and Yamaha for the creation of marine mechanic training. And they are proud to claim that four of its mechanics are ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) certified. “Our employees have defined this business,” said Sherry. “They are exceptional people, top notch,” said Bruce.

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hat’s not to say it has all been calm seas. Bruce said his initial plan was to run the yard for 10 years and then sell it — but fate intervened with a nationwide recession. And it’s a risky business. “Believe me, your heart is in your throat when there’s a $5 million yacht in the sling,” said Sherry. “It’s been a lot of blood, sweat and tears.” The Pophams and Marathon Boat Yard have also survived two hurricanes — Wilma and Irma. Through a herculean effort of the employees, the yard opened just five days after Hurricane Irma. It took hours and hours to cut loose a trawler from the other end of the harbor that wedged itself into the travel lift. Of the 160 boats in the yard, only seven sustained damage. The Pophams attribute that record to three reasons: “One, we were lucky. Two, because of the direction of the storm, Boot Key took the brunt and slowed the surge,” said Sherry. “And three, we have the most experienced yacht crews in the Keys. They know how to block and chain, how to set everything up right.” “We had well-exercised plan,” said Bruce. Running a boatyard isn’t simple, and it isn’t easy. It begs the question why. “Well, my background is as a registered nurse. I went from sick people to sick boats,” Sherry said, laughing. “And I am an avid boater. It used to drive me crazy when I would get my boat repaired and it would be returned to me filthy,” said Bruce. What’s next? Well, there is reportedly an offer on the table to buy Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center; more details to come.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY

FLORIDA KEYS MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT 503 107th Street • Marathon, Florida 33050 WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2018

Public Hearing 10:00 a.m.

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.

Twenty years ago, Marathon Boat Yard was mainly a storage center and DIY yard. CONTRIBUTED

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KEYS CRITTERS The wonderful animals that make up our island ecosystem

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THEME: FAMOUS FAMILIES ACROSS 1. Ankle support, e.g. 6. Talk, talk, talk 9. Shakespeare, e.g. 13. Pretend 14. C.E.O.’s degree 15. Printer cartridge contents 16. Smells 17. 16th birthday gift? 18. Undo laces 19. *Film-makers Francis or Sofia 21. *NFL’s Archie, Peyton or Eli 23. Famous T-Rex 24. Bud holder 25. “For ____ a jolly...” 28. Like the White Rabbit 30. This hot! 35. In the middle of 37. Acid gritty-textured apple 39. Star bursts 40. Apple’s apple, e.g. 41. Provide with ability 43. *Brangelina partner 44. ____ vs. pathos 46. “CliffsNotes,” e.g. 47. Dissenting clique 48. Unquestioning ones 50. College party chant 52. Like a wallflower 53. Whiskey without water 55. Scheduled to arrive 57. *Jermaine, Michael, or LaToya 61. *Bobby or Jack 65. ____ acid 66. *O’Shea Jackson Jr.’s father ____ Cube 68. *Donny and ____ 69. Revolving mechanism 70. mL 71. Cruising 72. Place at an angle 73. “____, drink, and be merry” 74. Required things

DOWN 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. “PokÈmon,” 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

isitors to our islands (The Fabulous Florida Keys®) often notice that the various types of wildlife that inhabit these coral rocks are different that the species they have at home. No kidding. In that spirit, we here at Keys Disease Central are proud to present The Complete Simpleton’s Guide to Keys Critters. No guide like this would be worth the paper it is written upon without mention of the kind of wildlife that truly gets up close and personal with humans. Two species are the common mosquito (Corpuscleus suckupitus) and the no-see-um (Damnitus irritatus). These insects desire what you are not necessarily inclined to share; namely, your blood. But take a moment and look at it from the insect’s perspective. The critters that normally offer their lifeblood to hungry mosquitoes and no-see-ums usually have fur or feathers in the way of their skin – not so easy for a small insect to navigate. But here comes the relatively hairless human to the islands, and bloodsucking insects of the tropics rejoice – to them, we’re nothing more than all-you-can-eat blood buffets. To try and deter these insects from feasting upon us, humans have developed numerous types of repellents. My personal favorite is the coil that is ignited and burns for several seconds before our island humidity renders it useless. When they do work, however, the smell is reminiscent of the aroma of the thatch roof of your tiki hut slowly smoldering prior to total combustion. Our avian friends certainly deserve mention in our guide. Many visitors notice that our birds are somewhat different than the bluebirds of happiness that inhabit most of the continental United States. First, we have our longnecked shore birds like the heron and the egret. These birds are often seen where the highway is close to water, and as such, egrets and herons are responsible for more traffic accidents that any other bird (“Look Myrtle! An egret is right here on the side of thSCREECHCRASHTINKLE!”) Pelicans are quite the popular local bird, but they have a downside: they’re shameless beggars. It’s sad to see what once was a proud fishing species being reduced to panhandling for fish scraps at docks. Let’s remember the old saying: Give a bird a fish, you feed him

for a day. Teach a bird to fish, and he drinks beer like the rest of us. Other noteworthy local birds include our ospreys, hawks, and the occasional eagle. These raptors, or JOHN birds of prey, are BARTUS exceptional creatures because they is a City Council member and Vice can catch and keep Mayor of the City fish without any reof Marathon. John gard to size, weight, is also a musician or slot limits. It can who performs be very frustrating around town at various establish- for a fisherman to ments. watch an osprey carry off a prize fish. Yelling at the bird won’t help, and you’ll look like a freakin’ idiot. On Big Pine Key (and a few other “Lower” Keys), the protected Key Deer roam freely. A small sub-species of the common whitetail deer, the Key Deer have taken advantage of their isolation on our islands to evolve slowly into miniature versions of their former selves. This process is illustrated in the Discovery Channel documentary, “Honey, I Shrunk the Herd.” It is illegal to feed the deer, which is why most of our Keys lawbreakers live on Big Pine Key. Unfortunately, the Keys have fallen victim to “invasive” or “exotic” species — creatures that did not originate here but have found the Keys to be particularly habitable. Notable offenders include the ubiquitous green iguana, the Burmese python, the curlytail lizard, the Gambian pouch rat, and the extra-large Canadian Speedowearing beach creature. Each of these species threatens local wildlife, or perhaps just the view. Finally, let’s devote a few words to our friendly neighborhood scorpions. Normally, one would think that scorpions only inhabit desert-like climates. Not so! It seems that damp, humid, moldy piles of debris make the perfect scorpion hangout. Unlike the sandcolored scorpions of the desert, our scorpions are long and black. Many Keys residents say you haven’t lived until you’ve stepped on a scorpion in your bare feet, or had one pop you in the hand when you’re cleaning up that pile of garbage in the backyard. Well, here we are at the end of the Guide, and no mention of land crabs or coral snakes or eastern diamondback rattlesnakes! Another time, perhaps. Sleep well… John Bartus performs Thursdays at Sparky’s Landing, Fridays and alternate Sundays at the Lighthouse Grill at Hyatt Place Faro Blanco, Saturdays at the Key Colony Inn, and Mondays at the Sunset Grille & Raw Bar. www.johnbartus.com


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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

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ROOM FOR RENT: Use of home, on water, located in Marathon. Single only. Long-term. $1000/month plus security. 305-393-6056 . STUDIO APARTMENT FOR RENT- Marathon. $1000/ month. Water and Electric included. Call Frank 305-731-4566 House for rent on Ramrod Key. 3/2, Unfurnished, W/D, Fenced Yard, Pets allowed with security deposit. $2,500/month F/L/S call 305-304-2000 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

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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.

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

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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

The Weekly Newspapers

The Weekly Newspapers

The Weekly Newspapers

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

LEGAL NOTICES

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

LEGAL NOTICES E-Mail: eric@virgillaw. com stacy@virgillaw.com estephany@virgillaw. com

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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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.

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

is now hiring for Afternoon & Evening Shifts.

Please send resume to 623duval@wylandkeywest.com or call 305-292-4998 and ask for the store manager.

Please Apply In Person 8919 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

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

We Buy Gold Locally! Cash Flow Jewelry and Pawn

Drug Free

Apply at:

2735 Overseas Highway Marathon 305-289-1748

Townsquare Mall Marathon

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

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.

Finish Carpenter

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

F/T HOUSEKEEPER 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”

THE GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, Inc.

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

is now hiring for Afternoon & Evening Shifts. Please Apply In Person 8919 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

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

JOB OPENINGS

MARATHON Registered Nurse (PT/FT) Provide care to clients admitted to in-patient unit

MAINTENANCE ENGINEER SECURITY GUARD GUEST SERVICE AGENT TELEPHONE AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR

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.

Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V SCAN FOR JOB

Apply on line at Spottswood.com/careers


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MARATHON WEEKLY / JULY 12, 2018

T

he doors are open and the taps are flowing at Angler & Ale, Hawks Cay Resort’s casual seafood restaurant. The revamped restaurant, which opened in May 2016, was closed for six months because of damage sustained in Hurricane Irma, but reopened March 16 with something new on the menu: breakfast.

FOOD WITH A VIEW

Start the day on Angler’s outdoor deck.

KATIE ATKINS

katie@keysweekly.com

Hop, skip and jump away to Hawks Cay

“We’ve been doing really well. Guests seem to enjoy the breakfast offerings, which we’re going to continue until the resort is fully open,” said Matt Lawrence, director of marketing. Start the day on the Angler’s outdoor deck with a mimosa or bloody mary and dig into the Argentinean steak and eggs: skirt steak with two fried eggs, avocado toast and chimichurri. (Fun fact: chimichurri originated in Argentina and Uruguay and has dominant flavors of parsley and garlic.) Also try the Angler benne: two fried eggs, crab, sautéed spinach, toast and hollandaise sauce. The restaurant prides itself on its selection of craft beer and burgers. Sink your teeth into the 7 Mile burger, which has guacamole, grilled onion, pepper-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion piled high with double the cheese to melt in your mouth. There is also a bison burger: 100 percent ground buffalo with lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun. Pair it with one of the 20 beers on draft, many of them brewed in Florida. We like the Waterfront Brewery’s Crazy Lady, a smooth blonde ale brewed with local honey. Looking for a cocktail? Cool off with The Wave: Smirnoff vodka, fresh lemon, iced tea and peach puree. Hawks Cay Resort is at MM 61 oceanside. Angler & Ale opens for breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Lunch goes from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 5:30. “Captain’s Hour” is from 2:30 to 5:30 with a limited menu of appetizers like wings and peel-and-eat shrimp and drink specials on domestic beer, martinis and beer flights.

Try the Argentinean steak and eggs: skirt steak with two fried eggs, avocado toast and chimichurri. CONTRIBUTED

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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

NOW HIRING WE ARE HIRING FOR: 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

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

Castaway Waterfront Restaurant 1406 Oceanview Ave, Marathon

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

NEED EMPLOYEES? HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Put your classified ad here for only $55/week in 30,000 copies from Key Largo to Key West. Call (305) 743-0844 Today!

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.

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

is now hiring for Afternoon & Evening Shifts. Please Apply In Person 8919 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

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

HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS IN MARATHON: Front Desk Agent • Night Auditor Room Attendant • Laundry Attendant Houseperson Please apply on line at www.spottswood.com/careers or on site at 13201Overseas Highway, Marathon.

EOE m/f/d/v

Both full or part time positions available at Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort. Line Cook, Servers, Dishwashers, Host, Maintenance, Landscaper, Public Area Attendant, Night Auditor, Dock Hand and Bussers. Excellent Benefit Package Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway or online at www.spottswood.com EOE/m/f/d/v

The Hammocks at Marathon

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES $1,000 Sign-on Bonus! • Front Desk Associate/ Relief Night Auditor • Maintenance Technician

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

SERVER BARTENDER

$Bonus Pay$ • Apply in person

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

Open Tues-Sun 11am

GREAT BENEFITS:

SUDOKU SOLUTION

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

TO APPLY:

Online > jobs.bluegreenvacations.com In Person > The Hammocks at Marathon 1688 Overseas Highway, Gulf Side, Mile Marker 48, Marathon Or Call > Andre at 305.743.9009

EOE m/f/d/v

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MARATHON WEEKLY / JULY 12, 2018

• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

Long Term Rentals NOW HIRING

Marathon, Big Pine, Key West and Stock Island Locations

ASSISTANT MANAGERS $12-$16 per hour

SEEKING AMAZING TALENT Current Job Openings: FT General Maintenance Engineer Lic. Nail Technician

Great pay and benefits.

Key West's friendliest staff and working environment.

APPLY IN PERSON AT ZERO DUVAL

$30-50K per year, based on experience

FT Employees are eligible to participate in our health, dental, vision, Life Insurance. PTO and Profit Sharing is available to every member of our team (conditions apply).

HOW TO APPLY: Go to mytomthumb.com or call Cleveland (786) 295-5307.

Immediate opening for a HVAC Service Technician Upper & Middle Keys. Great Pay • Paid Holidays • Sick Pay • Medical Insurance • Paid Vacation

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE

M A R I NA , BA R & G R I L L

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

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

NOW HIRING: EXPERIENCED

COOKS

Truck Helpers CDL Drivers Diesel Mechanics

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

Applicants must apply in person to be considered.

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

4290 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

Call 305-743-8328

MANAGER TRAINEES

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

for the following positions:

2BR/1BA Condo $1950/month. No pets. 1st, last and security deposit required.

Immediate Openings available at all locations.

FT Bell/Valet Attendant

Sales Associates

2BR/1BA 1/2 Duplex $1600/month. Pets allowed.

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

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


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let’s do business - (305) 743-0844

Bliss Massage B

Book Online @flkeysbliss.com (C) 305-340-9391 call or text 6799 Overseas Highway Suite 1 Marathon, FL 33050

SOLAR DONE RIGHT! CALL US FOR A FREE HOME ESTIMATE

We also service and sell: Marine A/C, Refrigeration, Watermakers, Batteries, Solar Systems, Anything Electrical! • SINCE 1976 •

305-289-1150

Florida Solar Contractor CVC 56734

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

Tewes Mortgage

Your local, residential lending expert!

Call 305.495.6000

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

for a FREE Consultation

Brian Tewes

Customer service is my strength Brian@tewesmortgage.com

NMLS# 375025 Tewes Mortgage NMLS# 1453791 NMLSConsumerAccess.org

www.TewesMortgage.com

Licensed & Insured Contractor # CACO53827

ARTIC TEMP, INC.

Rachel Sanderson

Property Manager & Sales Associate

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

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

“A Conch You Can Count On”

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

vacationrentalsofthefloridakeys.com 11287 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL 33050

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

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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

Fax: (305) 743-6887

YUSMANI’S TIRES & AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Serving all of Monroe County Tires & Auto Repair Service WE COME TO YOU!

Yusmani Carrillo, Owner 305-853-6757 • YusmanisTires@gmail.com

DISSATISFIED WITH YOUR INSURANCE SETTLEMENT? WE REOPEN PRIOR CLAIMS, EVEN IF YOU SETTLED OR MADE REPAIRS

DON’T PAY US UNLESS WE RECOVER MORE MONEY FOR YOU DEAL DIRECTLY AND CALL NOW

ALLIED ADJUSTER SERVICES 305-389-8852 Public Adjuster for Irma, Matthew, Sandy, Wilma, Georges THIS IS A SOLICITATION FOR BUSINESS. IF YOU HAVE HAD A CLAIM FOR AN INSURED PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE AND YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH THE PAYMENT BY YOUR INSURER, YOU MAY DISREGARD THIS ADVERTISMENT.

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

Lic#SP-3562

We Do Installations! Licensed & Insured

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

289-3019


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

Angel Lewis

305-390-2315 WWW.KEYSRENTALSONLINE.COM

NEW & REPAIR

305-664-0099 www.TikiHuts.com

STATE CERTIFIED THATCHING CONTRACTOR CYC 000002

Liz Samess Interiors

COMPANIES

Design, Decorating, Drafting, & More…

General Contractors & Engineers

Liz Samess Interior Designer

SPALLING REPAIRS

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

CONCRETE RESTORATION

EC 13005589 CGC 1521939

CGC 1515665 • CFC 1428730

New Construction • Remodels • Additions & More!

Marathon, FL 33050

GARAGE DOOR

Barbara Sanchez Home & Offices Expertly Cleaned Fast Dependable Service

SERVICE AT ITS BEST!

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

Excellent References Upon Request SALES, SERVICE, INSTALLATION - RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL

305.989.1427 - aodllc@yahoo.com - www.aodsllc.com LICENSED AND INSURED - MC SP4356 - MD 15BS00552

Sportfishing Adventures

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

info@johnnymaddoxcharters.com

305-481-3259

CERTIFIED MARINE SURVEYS MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR SERVING ALL THE KEYS

e-mail:

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

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

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

Call the Experts!

Manicures • Pedicures Acrylics • Gelish • Facials • Waxing

5177 Overseas Highway

(Between Office Depot & Main Post Office)

www.marathonhairandnailsalon.com

MARCH HARE MARINE SERVICES

cell:

Nails by Ivis

Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-1631

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

office:

305-766-0819 305-924-0179

305-289-1748

2735 OVERSEAS HWY MARATHON, FL 33050

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

305-289-1631 www.marathonhairandnailsalon.com

LICENSED CFC1427241

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


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Our Our Community, Community, Your Your Hospital Hospital

Together, we can build the future. Together, we can build the future. Help us build a new Fishermen’s Community Hospital.

$ 15,000,000 $ 14,500,000 $ 14,000,000 $ 13,500,000 $ 13,000,000 $ 12,500,000 $ 12,000,000 $ 11,500,000 $ 11,000,000 $ 10,500,000 $ 10,000,000 $ 9,500,000 $ 9,000,000 $ 8,500,000 $ 8,000,000 $ 7,500,000 $ 7,000,000 $ 6,500,000 $ 6,000,000 $ 5,500,000 $ 5,000,000 $ 4,500,000 $ 4,000,000 $ 3,500,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 2,500,000 $ 2,000,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,000,000

Greater Marathon Community Goal: $15,000,000 Noteworthy Milestones: n

8,000-square-foot modular facility opening this month.

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Demolition of the former Fishermen’s Community Hospital set to begin in August.

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$6,864,603 raised to-date — within just six months — representing: •

$5,364,603 in community pledges thus far

$1,500,000 income from 2019 Taxing District

Learn more at BaptistHealth.net/FishermensHospitalCampaign or call 305-393-5720.

We are here. We are committed. Let’s build the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital together!

Rendering of future Fishermen’s Community Hospital created by Wilmot Sanz.

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