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310 25th Street, Marathon Above flood, waterfront, 3 bed/2 bath, single-family modular home, built in 2013 with 25' of dockage, all impact doors and windows, granite countertops, and tile floors throughout. Located on a canal in Boot Key Harbor, you are right around the corner from 3 gas docks, 5 restaurants, and access to the gulf and ocean within 10 minutes. This place is clean, updated, and move in ready with low insurance costs. Perfect for a primary residence, second home, or investment property! $399,000

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150 Tingler Lane, Marathon Enjoy the healthy Keys lifestyle at ''Corona Del Mar'', a One of a Kind Luxury Oceanfront Property! The indoors and outdoors blend together in perfect harmony. You won’t want to leave the 270 degree panoramic ocean views! Home is designed with spacious, open-concept, low maintenance living. Solid, weather-resistant construction. Main home renovation completed in 2013. New, independent master suite, breezeway and pool completed in 2015. $2,986,000

840 & 850 Shelter Bay Drive, Key Colony Beach Full duplex in one of the best locations on KCB, with open water views, located right across the street from the park and around the corner from the KCB golf course! Each unit has 2 large bedrooms and 2 baths with Dade Pine vaulted ceilings and terrazzo floors throughout. Tons of new features - new grass, new pearock, freshly painted, new water heater, new washer and dryer, and new appliances. Property features also include a concrete seawall complete with water and electric at the dock, a cut in boat slip large enough for 2 boats, and a step down dock on the side for a 3rd boat, an oversized 15k + sq ft lot with tons of parking and room for 2 pools. $1,199,000

91 Avenue G, Marathon Quarter Acre lot across the street from Coco Plum Beach. Room for pool, covered parking and trailer/RV/boat storage. Weekly rentals allowed. 100 feet of frontage on the water, concrete house with additional 578 sf of enclosed storage below, open floor plan up top, wrap around balcony, screened in porch and brand new metal roof will give you the lowest possible wind storm premium. House has vaulted ceilings & 10 minutes to the ocean from your dock. Dock is 50 foot platform with covered fish cleaning station. Property is rented so please make appointment. This is a great price, please don't wait! This will sell fast! $899,000

850 80th Street Ocean, Marathon Stilted single family 3 bedroom home on 8800 sf lot that has access from 2 streets. Roof was redone in 2009 so you will get most of your wind mit credits to reduce your insurance, Easy maint yard, accordion shutters, covered porch, large shed for storage, and again stilted for very low flood insurance, Home is tenant occupied so do not disturb tenants, Cannot show till 10/24/18 so call to schedule appointment. $424,000

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1325 East 79th Street, Marathon Completely remodeled home in central Marathon on a large lot with screened-in pool & private sandy beach area, 60' dock, & water views from every room. Tons of upgrades & new appliances including all new kitchen with porcelain tile backslash & touchless faucet, brand new AC, impact windows, all new paint, newly restored terrazzo floors throughout, new garage door, new pool equipment, new landscaping, & all new grass yard. Garage serves as a well lit, clean, storage area that takes you to the interior, large washer/dryer room complete with AC, cabinets, & counter space. The great features don't end there.. Outside you have a private outdoor shower with a hot & cold water & covered deck area that has electric & drain lines installed to make for an easily added outdoor kitchen. $740,000

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130 Coco Plum Dr 401, Marathon Top Floor unit! Solid concrete building, concrete roof, enclosed Garage that walks right out to your Deeded boat lift and slip on its 200 foot wide canal and deep water dockage. Concrete pool located canal side and Coco Plum Beach just a short ride away. Entire complex has gone through major upgrades and is in pristine condition. Interior features tile throughout with carpet in bedrooms, beautifully updated master bathroom, a/c new in 2016, impact windows and sliders, wine cooler, granite counters, tile backsplash, newer appliances, screened in porch with wide open views of the canal, interior washer/dryer and office. Furniture is negotiable, this unit is turn-key. Call for appoint. $605,000

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MUSIC

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GET YOUR BOOTS ON

Coral Country Road Concert Saturday, Oct. 13 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. @ Marathon Community Park ••• Pre-party Friday, Oct. 12 7 to 11 p.m. @ Hurricane featuring Zach Stone

Saturday’s concert features Jerrod Niemann, Little Texas and more

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onsider this the precursor to February’s CoralHead Music Festival. This weekend’s Coral Country Road Concert in Marathon features Jerrod Niemann, Little Texas, the Billy Rice Band, Zach Stone, and The Carousers. It’s an allday and most-of-the-night concert, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Marathon Community Park. “I didn’t know a damn thing about country music before I started this,” said concert organizer Rich Anderson, a member of the American Legion Riders. Just as with the previous two hard rock concerts, the proceeds from this country music concert benefit charities that support veterans, animals and cancer survivors. Anderson is confident, though, about his ability to pull this off. “No matter how many times you do it, you still get the pre-concert jitters.” Headliner Jerrod Niemann is just as excited about visiting the Florida Keys. He’s familiar with the islands from his visits to the Songwriters Festival in Key West. “I love Florida. I love the water. I love the Key deer,” he said, laughing. “I wouldn’t say I’ve been to the Keys a million times, but back in the ‘van days’ I had a buddy who showed me the ropes … like the good pizza at No Name Pub.” Niemann got his first notice in the music industry in 2005 when he cowrote “Good Ride Cowboy” with Garth Brooks, five years after he moved to Nashville. He said there was no point

arriving until he turned 21 years old. “I wasn’t going to be able to get into the bars, the places with live music, until then.” He’s since had a string of successes and notable moments. His first album, “Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury,” was named one of the top 10 albums of 2010, and his song “Lover, Lover” was a big hit. He went on to appear on national TV shows like “Ellen,” “Fox & Friends,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Today” and “Celebrity Family Feud.” In 2014, he and hip-hop star Pitbull remixed Niemann’s “Drink to That All Night.” (Pitbull was charming and a hard worker, Niemann said.) In 2017, Niemann released his 4th album “This Ride.” His work with the USO (United Service Organization), is probably the most rewarding and spawned its own song — “Old Glory.” At a USO concert, he told the audience it was his reaction to news coverage of the Niger ambush of U.S. troops. He said it is 100 percent heart and 0 percent politics. “We travel to some of these crazy countries to support people that need it most,” Niemann said of his work with the USO. One of his favorite travel companions? Adam Devine (“Workaholics” and “Pitch Perfect”). “He’s someone that I really get a kick out of and we enjoy staying in touch.” Don’t miss the show. THE SCHEDULE: Noon: Jen, the singer 1 p.m.: The Carousers 3 p.m.: Little Texas 5 p.m.: Zach Stone 7 p.m.: Bill Rice Band 9 p.m.: Jerrod Niemann

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hrongs of camera-wielding paparazzi were supposedly crowding the entrance to Marathon City Hall Tuesday night, but not to hear about the new Middle Keys hospital tax — they were there to catch a glimpse of budding character actor and Marathon Fire Chief John Johnson. He made his long-overdue acting debut this past Sunday during Verizon’s new “Enabling Heroes” commercial. His familiar voice is heard over scenes of a car fire and flames bursting out of the side of a brick building. “Every call is different,” he bellows with the same gusto as a middle-aged Daniel Day Lewis in a Steven Spielberg film. “So the only thing that we can do to make sure that we get there safely and then we leave that scene safely and go home at night, is train, and we train all the time in the fire service.” Viewers get a two-second view of Johnson, followed by Los Angeles Captain Martin Mullen and Verizon’s Nicki Palmer stressing the importance of communication among first responders. “I had already told them I have AT&T,” Johnson said, but that didn’t stop the nation’s largest mobile provider from treating him like an A-list celebrity. They first slapped a “slimming” baseball cap atop his flowing white hair, then positioned him in front of a blue screen to give the viewer the

illusion they are actually fighting real fires with the affable chief. Verizon spared no expense. However, the ad is receiving a chilly reception on YouTube, leading Verizon to disable comments and voting on the video. The video is still being panned in a Reddit discussion. Despite the lack of commercial success, Johnson’s fame seems to be rising faster than a loaf of pumpernickel bread. Radio shows and big-box retailers are reaching out to Johnson for his boy-next-door looks and sultry vocals. Rumors swirled earlier in the week of him potentially narrating a Netflix documentary about first responders, but neither Netflix nor Johnson could comment about the use of his now-trademark voice. City Manager Chuck Lindsey said he’s scrambling to keep the famed fire chief out of Hollywood. “My phone’s been ringing off the hook with TV and movie producers wanting more. They can’t get enough of the Johnson,” Lindsey said. “I’m doing everything I can to keep him here; however, his head was already overly inflated. You know … he’s from Boca Raton.”


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ometimes sons listen to their fathers. If Juan Menendez had listened to his father, Florida history might have been written a little differently. As it so happened, however, General Juan Menendez was placed in charge of the 1563 New Spain fleet’s capitana La Concepcion. His father is recorded as saying, “In the whole month of July you can come out of the Bahama Channel, but do not sail after the first of August because of the great hurricanes.” The 500-ton galleon La Concepcion led the fleet out of Havana Harbor on Aug. 15. The weather was clear, at first. By the early days of September, things began to change. Hurricane conditions engulfed the fleet. La Concepcion, as well as the merchant ship El Angel Bueno, was reported lost at sea on Sept. 10. The ships were never seen again. When word reached Spain, loved ones were understandably distressed. Juan’s father, General Pedro Menendez de Aviles, wanted to go look for his lost son. When Spain’s King Phillip II learned of a French fortification established on Spanish Florida’s east coast, he needed a military force to deal with the French incursion. Pedro Menendez agreed to take on the French for the King with the stipulation that he would be able to use Spanish resources to

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go and look for his son afterward. With 800 soldiers and settlers under his command, Menendez set a course for the New World in May 1565. The Spanish coast of Florida would be sighted on Aug. 28, the Feast Day of St. Augustine. On Sept. 8, Menendez and his men established an outpost and declared it St. Augustine — now considered the oldest continually occupied European city in North America. Having defeated the French and captured Fort Caroline, Menendez sailed south in search of his missing son. He never found his son, but did come upon another missing boy. While exploring the waters south of Marco Island, around the Ten Thousand Islands area, in 1566, Menendez sighted a canoe with Hernando D’Escalante Fontaneda inside. Fontaneda, who had survived a shipwreck and washed up on to the Florida Keys, had been living with the Calusa Indians for 17 years. Menendez, too, would become the first person to record the place name Matecumbe in a letter written to the King of Spain. The year was 1573. As for La Concepcion and El Angel Bueno, the 450-year-old mystery may be solved some time soon, but that is a different Florida Keys story. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.

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DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY Celebrate 75 years of aviation at Marathon Airport Oct. 20

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The airlines are in desperate need of pilots – 130,000 right now to be exact. In 20 years, they estimate the number to exceed 800,000 pilots.  So, why not train to be a pilot in the Florida Keys with Florida Keys Flight Academy. The academy teaches flight instruction from private pilot to commercial pilot ratings.   The company’s successes fall on their great instructors with training taking place in a beautiful Cessna 172, Cherokee 140, and an FAA Certified Redbird Simulator with real ATC communications.

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he community is invited for a day full of fun at Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, Oct. 20 to celebrate 75 years of its history. T.J. Henderson, assistant director of airports, said he expects people from around the country to attend the party, which starts at 9 a.m. and lasts all day with more than 30 historical aircraft on display. There will also be an antique car show, petting zoo featuring animals from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm, music, Body Language Studio dance routines and music by Blue Water Prime Time. “This is going to be a great event for aviation enthusiasts, but really just a fun event for anyone in the community,” Henderson said. “We’re really honoring the history of the airport because there’sa lot of aviation history in the Keys. There’s a lot going back to the World War II era in Marathon too.” The Marathon Airport opened in 1943 as a U.S. Navy auxiliary airfield for Naval Air Station Key West. It was deactivated as a military facility at the end of World War II and transferred to the county for use as a civilian airport. Henderson suggests a visit to the EAA Museum on Oct. 20, which is open every day to the public. “There’s a lot of great information that’s on display there, and we’re going to have a nice presentation in their hangar that will loop throughout the day showing the history of the air field, pictures of different eras and how the airport evolved from being a Navy air field to being a publicly owned civilian air field,” he said. The celebration will be held on the Marathon General Aviation ramp at 9850 Overseas Highway in Marathon. Event parking is at the main terminal parking lot (with golf cart shuttles to the celebration) and along the airport access road. Admission is free.

BRIEFLY Democrats’ offices open Keyswide With the midterm elections upon us, the Monroe County Democrats have opened three locations, in Key West, Marathon and Key Largo. The Marathon office is located at 11400 Overseas Hwy in Town Square Mall, Suite 218. Hours of operation are Tuesday toThursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 3. The public is encouraged to drop by, register to vote, get candidate information and volunteer. For more details, visitwww.keysdems.com or call the local office. • Marathon: 305-587-1601 • Key Largo: 305-509-0038 • Key West: 305-395-9076 Electronic tolls to start on Card Sound Road  The new all-electronic tolling system on Card Sound Road will begin collecting tolls on Saturday, Oct. 20. It replaces the cash-only tollbooths that were removed last year. With the new system, all tolls will be collected electronically. Motorists will use either SunPass, another interoperable transponder, or be billed by the Toll-By-Plate system. Cash will not be accepted. Toll-By-Plate customers will be charged the toll, plus a monthly $2.50 administrative fee and will receive a bill by mail. The new Card Sound Road toll rates are: $1.50 for two-axle vehicles (cars, pickup trucks and motorcycles) and $1 per each additional axle for vehicles with 3 or more axles. Two discount programs are available for two-axle vehicles only – and those twoaxle vehicles must use SunPass® and have an account in good standing. Monroe County monthly rebate For frequent users who drive twoaxle vehicles. Automatically receive a 40 percent rebate on SunPass account after any calendar month you make at least 28 one-way trips through the toll with a valid SunPass transponder. You do not need to sign up for this program. It’s automatic.   Monroe County annual pass For frequent users who drive two-axle vehicles, starting Jan. 1. Must have SunPass transponder and open an account with a $10 minimum initial prepaid balance, sign up with the Card Sound Toll Authority and pay an annual fee of $360. Provides unlimited trips for calendar year through the Card Sound Road toll facility.


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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

MARATHON WEEKLY / OCTOBER 11, 2018

KRISTEN LIVENGOOD kristen@keysweekly.com

‘WE FELT THE NEED TO GIVE BACK’ YOUNGBERG, THANKFUL FOR HELP, RETURNS THE FAVOR

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uzi Youngberg is too sweet. Sweet like the blackberries she remembers picking with her grandmother when she was growing up in rural Georgia. She later had a lucrative career in corporate sales and spent a lot of time on the road even after moving to the Keys in 1997. That was until her husband, Scott, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that meant six months of treatment in Boston. “We were looking at bankruptcy,” she said. “This town really came together and helped us raise money.” But it still wasn’t enough. That’s when Suzi made the phone call to the American Cancer Society. “It’s a number I give to anyone who has the ‘C’ word in their life.” From there, the two of them moved into American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Boston. “It’s basically like the Ronald McDonald House for adults,” she said. “It was the most healing, peaceful experience of my life, and I vowed at that moment I would spend the rest of my life raising money for American Cancer Society.” Once Scott was cleared and the two were back in the Keys, she quit her traveling job and set her roots into the community. As a member of Upper Keys BPW, “I’ve met more people and made more friends in the last two years than I did the first 18 years we lived down here,” she said. That’s when she saw something on Facebook about the upcoming Relay for Life walk. She and Scott asked what they could do to help out. Fast forward a few years, and Suzi is now the society’s Community Development Manager for the Florida Keys. “We were just given so much help, we felt the need to give back,” she said. Her typical day now consists of committee meetings, chamber meetings, recruiting teams, and seeking sponsorships for Making Strides walk, Relay for Life, and the Diamond Gala. “All the traveling I did before, traveling up and down the Keys is nothing,” she said. So, we wanted to know about Suzi, who also is currently nominated for Woman of the Year. The winner will be announced at the Upper Keys BPW political forum on Oct. 17 at Whale Harbor in Islamorada.

How did you end up with American Cancer Society? I was tired of traveling after spending 20 years living in a hotel room — and knowing I might lose my husband, I knew I needed more together time with him and at home in my community. One fun fact about you? I love my cat SugarBear like my child. He rescued us back in 2013. He walks on a leash, travels everywhere with us, including Colorado a few summers ago. People around our community know the big white cat on a leash … he even goes to Bill’s Liquor and a few other bars. What’s the most rewarding project you’ve worked on? I love raising money for the American Cancer Society. I believe strongly in the mission. What does success look like? Being happy with what I have and where I am in life. Proudest achievement? When I first started dating my husband, I gave him a “love poem” that a few days later turned into a song. It was such a thrill! We have since written several songs together, and my younger brother who is also a musician and I have also collaborated on a song. We have a “Caribbean Soul” and when I have time, I write on Suzi’s World (www. suzisworld.com). Dream meal: you are sitting at a diner counter eating… who walks in and sits next to you, what are you ordering? My favorite meal is bread, cheese and wine. And I can make conversation with anyone who happens to sit down next to me. Favorite Keysy thing to do? I love being out on the water. I miss spending the night out and waking up on the Florida Bay. What would your superpower be? Always wished I could fly. Best piece of advice you ever received? Be happy.

What is your nerdiest passion? I’m a sci-fi nerd — “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” even a little “Dr. Who.” What was your first thought this morning? I have to get these questions answered for Kristen. And, I have an event in four days, YIKES! Favorite guilty pleasure? When I traveled for a living, I was in different towns every night, and Outback was one of my favorite dinner spots because it felt familiar. When I am in Key West and have extra time, I often go in the Outback for their seared tuna; people look at me funny when I say I went to Key West and got tuna from Outback. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you do/buy? Take care of my parents! My mom has Parkinson’s and Daddy is her caretaker, so I would love to have lots of money to put them in a fabulous place to have her taken care of and let him travel and enjoy himself. If you could change the world, what would you do? More love, less hate. I wish people would be kinder and think about their words and actions and how the effect others. Yes, it’s a cliché, but I always wish for world peace. What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer. The great American novel is on my bucket list. We heard you can sell anything; what’s the craziest thing you sold? Anyone need size 15 men’s pink Converse? Finish these sentences… Scott, my husband, would describe me as… Loving, quirky, messy, and, lately, very distracted. He is very patient when I have an event looming and get a little crazy! My autobiography would be titled… “The World According to Suzi.”

I live by the motto… Money isn’t everything; find happiness and be nice. Last question: What’s a “Booby” drink? Gilberts donates the proceeds from all the pink frozen “booby” drinks to American Cancer Society. The Real Men Wear Pink “Pink Bra Party” takes place in the Upper Keys at Gilberts on Sunday, Oct. 21. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will take place in Key West on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Key West Amphitheater; with registration at 8 a.m., teams can still sign up. Relay for Life will take place in Marathon in May. This year’s theme is “Younite” and Suzi Youngberg hopes to unite the Keys by having bigger all-inclusive events.


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congratulate Mr. Bartus on his being voted “Best Elected Official” and “Best Local Celebrity.” I would also like to thank him for yet another example of the dishonesty and double standard employed by many in the media. The overall proposition of John’s article is stated in the conclusion, to wit: “And a chief executive or a Supreme Court Justice must be held to the highest standard of truth. Their jobs literally demand it.” I couldn’t agree more; however, the bulk of the article seeks to equate two individuals — Bill Clinton and Brett Kavanaugh regarding the subject of perjury. He correctly notes that Clinton was convicted of perjury then suggests (but does not directly say) that Kavanaugh may have also lied. If you are going to imply this, you should have the courage and decency to name the lie. Kavanaugh has admitted in sworn testimony that he used alcohol in high school and college, sometimes to excess. In addition NOT ONE of Prof. Ford’s named “witnesses” corroborated her sexual assault allegations. Their sworn statements ranged from no such recollection of the party, the alleged event etc. to contradictions — they didn’t even know who Kavanaugh was. So where is the lie, John? There is one statement by Mr. Bartus which actually makes the article’s title “Truth & Politics” look like irony, if not satire. I quote: “…the political left wing is doing the same thing with Kavanaugh that Senate Republicans did with Merrick Garland in 2016.” Really, John? Are you serious? As you may remember, denying a vote to Merrick Garland was based upon the so called “Biden Rule” which then Senator Biden enunciated on the Senate floor in June 1992 — arguing that then President George H.W. Bush should not fill any Supreme Court vacancy until after the presidential election later that year. Note also that Bush was running for re-election at the time, whereas Obama was a lame duck in the last year of his term when Republicans invoked the “Biden Rule.” Equating the refusal of Republicans to give Garland a vote to the gutter politics and character assassination that the Democrats have inflicted upon Kavanaugh is like saying that what the U.S. did to Japanese Americans in World War II was the same as what Hitler did to the Jews. Yes they both rounded up people and put them in camps, but…well, you get my point. Contrast the recent wild allegations by Democrats against Kavanaugh (gang rape, really?) with the way Republicans treated Obama’s two Supreme Court nominees not subject to the Biden Rule — namely Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Both were treated with respect and received many Republican votes. Susan Collins decried the damage to the confirmation process done by Democrats in their savaging of Brett Kavanaugh. She expressed hope that we have hit rock bottom in the realm of political warfare and partisanship. I share the same hope, but having watched the Democrats, and their accomplices in the media, hone their politics of personal destruction to a fine edge — from Bork to Thomas to Kavanaugh, I am not particularly sanguine. One final point, John.If you think Lindsay Graham is a “whining hypocrite,” you may have missed the big picture. HINT: I suggest you review the numerous videotapes of H.R. Clinton, especially post Nov. 2016, to see what whining and hypocrisy really look like. Robert A. Leier, Marathon

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A special “Thank You” to our donors and supporters who have contributed to a trip of a lifetime for one lucky winner of the raffle for the Florida Keys Prize Package Vacation for two! What’s included in the Florida Keys Prize Package? 3 Nights at the Hyatt Place Faro Blanco donated by the Spottswood Companies Sample some of Marathon’s finest breakfasts, lunches and dinners with gift certificates from: Brutus Seafood • Burdines Waterfront Café • Cracked Conch Café • Curley’s Coffee • Island Fish Company • Keys Fisheries • Lazy Days • Light House Grill at the Hyatt • Marathon Bagel Company • Overseas Pub and Grill • Sparky’s Landing • Sweet Savannah’s • The Stuffed Pig • Square Grouper • Plus Gift Cards from Publix Supermarkets and the Sandal Factory Outlet Spend your day exploring Marathon with: Crane Point Hammock with a Family Annual Pass plus a SUP or Kayak Tour for 2 • Captain Pip’s Marina with a Snorkel Trip for 2 • Dolphin Research Center with a Dolphin Splash for 2 • Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters with a Stingray Encounter for 2 • Island Time Boat Rentals with a Full Day Boat Rental • Marathon Lady with a ½ day Fishing Trip for 2 • Old City Helicopters with a Pigeon Key Tour for 3 • Sailing Catamaran Sirius with a Sunset Sail for 2 • The Turtle Hospital with a Tour for 2

Then head on down to Key West for 3 Nights at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel donated by the Spottswood Companies Sample some of Key West’s finest breakfast, lunch and dinner’s with gift certificates from: A & B Lobster House • Café Sole • El Meson de Pepe • Hot Tin Roof • La Creperie French Café • Latitudes • La Trattoria • Matt’s Stock Island Grill • Tavern N Town • Two Friends Patio Spend your day exploring Key West with: Barefoot Billy’s Watersports Around the Island Wave Runner Tour for 2 • Classic Harbor Line with a Sunset Sail for 2 • Danger Charters for morning ½ day Sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking Excursion or Wind and Wine Sunset Cruise for 2 • Fury Water Adventures with a Glass Bottom Boat Tour for 2 (other choices available) • Key West Eco Tours with a Paddleboard Eco Tour for 2 • Sebago Watersports with a Parasail Trip for 2 (other choice available) • Schooner Appledore with a Bugeye Back Country Tour or a Sunset Sail for 2 • Sunset Sail Key West with a Snorkel and Sip & Sail • Air Adventures with a Helicopter tour for 2 • Amsterdam’s Curry Mansion Inn Tour for 2 • Conch Tour Train for 2 • Old town Trolley Tours of Key West for 2 • Ghosts and Gravestones Frightseeing Tour for 2 • Tours for 2 to Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Custom House Museum, Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters, Fort East Martello and Tennessee Williams Exhibit, Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Key West Aquarium, Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden • Enjoy other offers from Waterfront Playhouse, Red Barn Theatre, Books & Books, Café Sole, d’Vine wine Gallery at the Gardens Hotel, Hard Rock Café, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina, Smokin’ Tuna Saloon

For information, please call Kim Gregory at 305-393-5720 or Kime@BaptistHealth.net. All raffle proceeds will benefit the new Fishermen’s Community Hospital. One winning ticket to be drawn March 2, 2019, at the Royal Furniture Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball.

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Largo to Key West. “It can be a little overwhelming between trapping and fundraising.” Since Hurricane Irma, a lot of the cat colonies were destroyed or moved, and most people had the mindset of “oh, feral cats, they are such a nuisance,” but since taking over, Schubert said, community members like Ralph Lucignano and others have stepped up to take in the forgotten felines. “It’s huge having them help out.” Dr. Michael Dunn of Keys Animal Hospital is also is a big help, raising $8,000 recently to support the spaying and neutering of feral cats for Florida Keys SPCA, SNIP and Forgotten Felines. “Luckily, lately, our cats have only been costing the price of vaccinations,” said Schubert. As for D.C., he’s a free man-cat again, allowed to love on the lady cats with a lot less testosterone. The organization is always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and to learn about the trapping methods of the feral cats. To learn more about the organization, visit fb.com/ keysforgottenfelines.

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.C. can’t be adopted. He isn’t a nice cat. He’s been roaming the streets for the past seven or so years, doing as he pleases – impregnating all the lady cats he can along the way. “Dr. Dunn is going to love me,” said Forgotten Feline’s vice president, Megan Schubert, sarcastically of the “devil cat.” D.C.’s fate almost sent him to cat heaven, until Forgotten Felines came along. Schubert and Elise Mucha, president of the nonprofit, took over the foundation in March and have doubled the number of cats trapped, spayed, neutered and adopted. Forgotten Felines also provides food for homeless and abandoned cats in the Keys. “It costs about $3,000 in dry food a month to keep the colonies fed,” said Schubert, who spends her free time trapping cats and teaching the public about feral cats. It started for her about three years ago, when her Marathon neighborhood was populated by 15 wild cats that kept having more and more kittens. “I took an interest in my cats, and then Forgotten Felines and helping all the cats,” she said. Partnered with Florida Keys SPCA and SNIP, an inexpensive spay and neuter clinic, Forgotten Felines has trapped 138 cats, fixed 129 (some moms and kittens are still in foster care), provided more than 30 veterinary visits and adopted out 35 cats. “It’s an always-on-call job,” she said, while spending about once a week from 7 p.m. to midnight or 2 a.m. trapping feral cats Keyswide, from Key

BLACK TIE, BLACK CAT COCKTAIL PARTY On Sunday, Oct. 21, Forgotten Felines will be hosting an art auction from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Marathon Community Theatre’s lounge, followed by a cocktail party at Plaza Grill. The art auction will feature the private collection of late nationally known local artist M. G. Motches. The theatre will have a cash bar, and it is open to public. Following the art auction, a $50 per person private cocktail party will take place at Plaza Grill with heavy appetizers and specialty cocktails included. To RSVP for the party, email forgottenfelinesfloridakeys@yahoo.com or text 305942-1553. Ralph Lucignano, center, is a big supporter of Forgotten Felines and even has a cat colony set up at his house for feral cats who are unadoptable. In addition to hosting the party, he donated $1,000 to the organization. He is pictured here with Forgotten Feline vice president Megan Schubert and president Elise Mucha. KRISTEN LIVENGOOD/Keys Weekly

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n Oct. 5, the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce inducted its new board members and celebrated the community at recently reopened Hawks Cay Resort. The new chair is Steve Hurley of DDAI, past chair is Christine Todd-Young, and chair-elect is Mike Kiraly of Centennial Bank. Other executive officers are Treasurer David Peck of Florida Keys Credit Union and Secretary Sara Matthis of the Marathon Weekly. Attorney Patrick Stevens and Hawks Cay’s Yunior Rodriguez are newly elected to the board, and Marathon Garbage Service’s Greg Konrath, the Hyatt’s Karen Thurman, Island Pilates and Massage’s Brandi Card and First State Bank’s Jeff Smith are serving another term. —Weekly Staff report KRISTEN LIVENGOOD & BARRY GAUKEL/ Keys Weekly 1. Chamber board member Sara Matthis gives the “Tourist Attractor” award to Aquarium Encounter’s Ben Daughtry.

2. Florida Keys Aquarium Encounter staff know how to have fun and do business. Pictured are Taylor Forgrave, Margot Warshaw, Ryan Bonhag, Kee Bligh and Debbie Davis (of Marathon Marina). The business was awarded the Best Tourism Attractor. 3. Outgoing Chamber President Chris Todd-Young is presented with a recognition plaque from Chamber CEO Daniel Samess. 4. Twinning: The Art Studio’s Jesse Vandervoort and super mom Catherine Dunn feel the burgundy vibe at the cocktail hour. 5. Board members are thanked for their service to the chamber, including Hawks Cay’s Matt Lawrence, incoming president Steve Hurley, and Marathon Garbage Service’s Greg Konrath. 6. The incoming board of directors is sworn in and includes Yunior Rodriguez, left, Patrick Stevens, Mike Kiraly, Steve Hurley, Greg Konrath and Sara Matthis. 7. The crew from the Marriott in Marathon — Greg Caldwell, Daniel Bissig, Danielle Haines, Ruben Torres, Gregory Dedmon and Alex Reitter — makes use of the props at the banquet photo booth.


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ELECTION 2018

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MARATHON CITY COUNCIL

STATE REPRESENTATIVE

A tax to support indigent care at Fishermen’s Community Hospital has been controversial. It will run from MMs 40 to 63 at a maximum 0.5 mills for 10 years with the goal to raise $15 million. What is your response to constituents who oppose the tax, simply because there wasn’t a referendum?

The following candidate answers were given at the Oct. 1 Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce/Weekly candidate forum in Marathon.

Luis Gonzalez Had this gone to referendum we would be committed for the next 10 years. Through the current process there will be an annual audit to determine if it is still needed, so with the current process we could see the tax end much sooner than if it had gone to referendum. George Neugent Establishing an MSTU for construction would require a 10-year commitment of funding. By agreeing to fund indigent care,bonding is not required. After an annual review, Marathon/KCB could withdraw. Agreeing to fund indigent care frees up $2 million dollars of expense annually that will be applied to construction. Expedite construction!

Three weeks to the day after the Parkland shooting, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, a comprehensive bill that includes a provision that raises the age to purchase a gun, bans bump stocks and allows law enforcement, with the approval of a judge, to bar a person deemed dangerous due to mental illness from owning guns for up to a year. You’re both parents. Can you give us a layman’s example of mental health policies, services and screenings that should be at your children’s schools?

Mark Senmartin* I fully support the hospital. I have two young kids. I want a hospital here. I would have liked to go to referendum. I think if residents had been asked instead of told, they would have voted yes for it. I would have.

Steve Friedman (D) That’s a good question, and difficult to answer in one minute. It was very difficult to have that conversation with my kids about Parkland. I believe in the second amendment and am a gun owner, but I believe we need some common sense gun safety laws, universal background checks and to expand Medicaid so we can help with the mental health process. If you’re on a no-fly list, a terrorist list, you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun.

John Kissick They’re right. A significant portion of their construction costs will likely be offset through the USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program. Baptist has also touted their “out of pocket costs” as a reason for the tax, when in all likelihood much of that cost will be reimbursed through grants.

Holly Raschein* (R) A major component of Senate Bill 7026 that you’re talking about is mental health funding, training and resources. We put a tremendous amount of taxpayer dollars into those things: increasing mental health, funding and training statewide, gun control measures, school hardening.

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arathon High football went into the Oct. 5 home game with a 3-3 overall record and improved to 4-3 with a hard-fought victory over rival Coral Shores. After a scoreless first half, the Fins shut out the Hurricanes for a final score of 14-0. Marathon’s Kyshaun Appolon, Jamal Qualls and Jackson McDonald combined for more than 300 yards on offense. Coach Mac Childress said he’s super proud of the team. “It’s a big deal any time you can shut out a rival and quality opponent,” he said. Next up for the Dolphins is a homecoming game against Everglades Prep at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Because of the incident at the football game on Oct. 5, 11 players have been suspended indefinitely until the FHSAA completes an investigation. The FHSAA will make the final decision on any consequences or sanctions against players, as well as the school. —Weekly Staff report

BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly 1. Fins Tucker Carlson (14) rocks the Hurricanes’ intended receiver, 6 foot 5 inch Robbie Prosek (88), resulting in an incomplete pass. 2. Marathon’s Jamal Qualls, right, welcomes Coral Shores’ Robbie Prosek to the land of the Dolphin. 3. Jason McDonald (2) takes it up the middle for the Dolphins.

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Conch Republic Marine Army members help spread the good word about the battles. Seen here are founder Brian Vest and volunteers Warren Clary, Laura Talley, and Kendall Klay. KRISTEN LIVENGOOD/Keys Weekly

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ore than 2,000 different people have signed waivers with Conch Republic Marine Army and have helped clean nearshore waters of debris. Car parts, refrigerators, lawn mowers, paint cans, RoundUp — it’s all been pulled out by the community army armed with kayaks, scuba tanks, snorkels and rope cutters. It started on Dec. 30, 2017, when a concerned citizen knew someone was going to clean the canals and clean the roadways: But who was going to get the mattresses and the hot tub and all the other debris that washed across the street to the shorelines? Conch Republic Marine Army founder Brian Vest reached out and 25 people showed up and pulled 8,000 pounds the first day. “We didn’t even make a dent,” he said. The next time he did the cleanup, 150 people showed up. “We aren’t done.” Now, 103.61 tons later, the army is the force to be reckoned with. “You don’t need to join us, you are already a part of us,” said Vest. “It’s a big ‘we,’ the army.” Vest says the biggest problem is scale. When 100 people show up to clean up, it’s a big difference from 10 people. The need for scale is about having enough people to make a real impact. He expects more than 100 people at this weekend’s battle. Vest, who was semi-retired at the time Hurricane Irma hit, now has zero free time since commanding the Conch Republic Marine Army. Fellow army members helped form a nonprofit and started raising money for the organization. “This is something that will be around for a long, long time,” said Vest. “It was bad before Irma; Irma just made it worse.”

IT’S A BIG ‘WE’ CONCH REPUBLIC MARINE ARMY KEEPS GROWING, CLEANING

In the future, Vest sees the army being replicated across the country in coastal areas and has already been contacted by state agencies with Hurricane Michael closing in on Florida shorelines. In addition, he has his eye on a federal grant for marine related debris cleanup and has a ton of ideas up his sleeves to help the marine environment and advance the mission. It all started with a little bit of spare time and a kayak, but recently with the donation of a new vessel for the fleet, Vest is happy to have a boat that is reliable. “Who really wants to put a refrigerator on their boat?” he said of the 72 refrigerators they have pulled out of the water. Now each new scratch the vessel takes on will be a battle scar worn proudly. Although they have collected tons of trash, Vest said that it’s the type of pounds collected versus the number of pounds that

is important. At one point, the army had an entire dump truck filled with just plastics. “It’s the smaller items just under the surface, like the paint cans that sank to the ocean floor, that are the ticking time bombs,” he said. The battles, a.k.a. cleanups, don’t happen every weekend, and Vest tries to position them around other nonprofit events to not interfere with their efforts. “There are still major issues in the community, people with no roofs still, suicide rates up, housing and other social issues, but I am going to keep trying to do something on the environmental side of it,” he said. Now, he urges everyone from grandmas to grandkids and everyone in between to come out and join the army. “We are probably the most diverse group of people in the Keys,” he said. Members have sent photos in from Canada to your neighbors who now sport a CRMA tattoo. If you can’t physically participate, there are still ways to help, from cutting watermelon to buying a T-shirt at conchrepublicmarinearmy.com. “When people started getting the CRMA tattoos, that’s when I knew we were making a difference,” he said of the seven known tattoos in the Lower Keys. “That’s when I knew we needed to take this extremely seriously.”

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER Hawk mania in the Keys Oct. 12 & 13 HAYS BLINCKMANN hays@keysweekly.com

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ook up. No, it’s not a plane, and no, not superman either, but it is a bird. Actually the fastest bird on the planet, a peregrine falcon, and they are flooding the skies this month on their migration south. And birders — yes the people wearing sensible hats, cameras and binoculars — are excited, with very good reason. According to Mark Hedden, executive director of the Florida Keys Audubon Society, some 4,500 peregrine falcons fly through here annually, especially in October, along with a dozen other species like eagles, kites, falcons and the short-tailed hawk, of which there are only 500 left in North America. There is a whole different world going on just above Key West and it would make even Sir David Attenborough marvel. This weekend, Oct. 12 and 13, the Florida Keys Audubon Society will hold its fourth annual Hawk Mania event. Special guests include raptor experts Rafael Galvez, director of the Florida Keys Hawkwatch, and Jeff Bouton, manager of birding and nature markets at Leica Sport Optics, who will speak at the Key West Garden Club

Friday at 6:30 p.m. Both experts have worldwide birding experience. Saturday features an all-day hawk watch led by Galvez, Bouton and Hedden, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, along with other events. Beach chair, utility vest and extremely long camera lens are not included. “Hawks are great for lazy people. They don’t get up too early,” said Hedden, who can easily spot falcons resting on the highest towers in Key West. They stop briefly before riding a thermal, an upward current of hot air, that they use to glide down North America on their way to places like Cuba and Argentina. Thermals allow them to conserve energy and go the long distance. Peregrines are also the fastest in all the animal kingdom, with a top speed of Curry Hammock State Park more than 200 mph — Hosts Florida Keys Hawkwatch one has been clocked Daily 8 a.m. to closing at 242 mph. The size of

a crow with black-brownish wings, head and a fluffy spotted white chest, the bird usually looks like a misshapen bump on a cell tower. Once on the endangered species list back in the ‘70s, they recovered after DDT was banned. Peregrines migrate all over the world and survive on a healthy diet of other birds ... gross but fascinating all the same. “Drives me crazy that people miss this,” said Hedden, who easily converts people when they spot their first falcon. “Just takes one to be a birder. Then you’re trying on the vest and a sensible hat; you try and keep them in the closet, but it’s a scary slope.” More information on Hawk Mania is at www.keysaudubon.org, via email to keysaudubon@gmail. com, or by phone at 305-771-5807.

HAWK MANIA FREE EVENTS Friday Oct. 12, Key West Garden Club 6:30 p.m. Curated conversation with Rafael Galvez, Jeff Bouton and Mark Hedden Saturday Oct. 13, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Hawk watch 9:30 a.m. Dr. Mark Whiteside songbird walk 10:30 a.m. Special Hawks for Kids program, with a visit from Augie the Broadwinged Hawk from the Key West Wildlife Center. 11 a.m. Amy Grimm and Leigh Williams Keys butterflies walk A short-tailed hawk, a rare species that is often found in the Keys, is often seen during the Florida Keys Audubon Society’s annual Hawk Mania. MARK HEDDEN/Contributed

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om Frankovich was taking a break from putting together a report on THAT red tide, out stretching his legs, when a Key Largo man pulled up in front of the office. Sergio Matos told Frankovich, a Florida International University scientist, about something oddlooking in the canal. That’s when Frankovich found THIS red tide: Fibrocapsa japonica. Fibrocapsa japonica has been associated with fish kills in southeast Asia and illness of seals in the North Sea. The Karenia brevis species is the one causing all of the havoc on the west, and now east coasts of Florida. There is no cause for alarm in the Keys, Frankovich said. “This particular algae is a natural part of the environment and often forms harmless blooms with no noticeable effects on marine life, but it has the potential to cause fish kills if it persists for long time periods,” he said. The find is distinctive just because it’s the first time it’s been found in the Keys. The water sample was taken from a canal in the Pirate’s Cove subdivision of Key Largo. For months, agents of the Fish and Wildlife Commission have been testing Keys waters for the harmful algal bloom, the Karenia brevis, and found nothing. But earlier this week scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced they believed the red tide bypassed the Keys on the Gulf of Mexico loop current — shooting between the Marquesas and Dry Tortugas. The Karenia brevis occurs exclusively in the Gulf of Mexico, a natural phenomenon that has been documented as far back as the 19th century. It forms offshore and can be pushed by wind and current to nearshore waters. If nearshore waters are nutrient-rich, the condition worsens. It is rare, but not unheard of, for there to be a Kareniabrevis bloom on the east coast of Florida. There have been eight blooms on the east coast since the 1950s. “This is consistent with the belief that some of this algae bloom gets entrained in the loop current and shoots up the east coast,” said Frankovich. He said it wasn’t surprising that the red tide showed in Palm Beach County first. “That’s where the Gulf Stream is closest to shore and where it’s likely any transfer would occur.”

Samples are at the lab to determine level of white fly infestation

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emember the whitefly? Well, it’s back, but not at the same levels the Keys experienced in 2013-14. The Rugose Spiraling Whitefly likes the gumbo limbo, palms and avocado trees in the Keys. It feeds on the trees and excretes a sticky “honeydew” which, in turn, promotes the growth of a sooty black mold. “A couple of years ago, you couldn’t walk across the Publix parking lot. Your shoes stuck to the pavement,” said Marathon Garden Club’s Judy Shaw, who is a master gardener. Reports of the whitefly have been trickling into the Monroe County Extension Office, operated in concert with the University of Florida. So far, the office has received about a dozen calls, some from homeowners, others from pest control companies. The whitefly in the Keys are considered more of a nuisance than anything else, quickly knocked down by naturally occurring parasites, or a good dousing with the garden hose. “From my observations, there seemed to be a promising number of parasitoids in each of the samples taken, but I am not the expert,” said Michelle Leonard-Mularz, environmental horticulture agent with the extension service. “I’m waiting to hear back from the entomologist working on analyzing the samples before making any management recommendations.” The flies are tiny, resembling a big mote of dust. The wingspan is about 3 millimeters — smaller than the size of two fleas nose to nose. Like the rest of the animal kingdom, the whitefly is subject to the rollercoaster of prey and predator to maintain a natural balance. In the case of the whitefly, the predator is even tinier: a wasp that is barely visible to the naked eye. “I used a magnifying glass, and it still looked like a blue-ish, black speck,” said Shaw. For now, the best course of action is to leave the tree, whiteflies, and wasps alone and let nature do its work. If control is warranted, use the least toxic approach first, so as not to harm the beneficial insects feeding on the whitefly. “Indiscriminant spraying of contact insecticides would also kill the beneficial parasitoids feeding on the whitefly,” said Leonard-Mularz. “All of the wind and rain we had this week might take care of it,” said Shaw. This particular whitefly was first discovered in Florida in 2009, and thought to have originated in Belize. For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Office at 305-292-4504 in Key West or 305-453-8748 in Key Largo.


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MONROE COUNTY

MARATHON WEEKLY / OCTOBER 11, 2018

Part 3

WHAT HAPPENS IN

By Frank Greenman & Sara Matthis

n a little more than five years, new development will come to a grinding halt in the Florida Keys. At least, that is what the State of Florida has decreed for the islands it has designated an “Area of Critical Concern.” Beginning in 2023, it will no longer issue NEW building permits for Keys municipalities. None. Zilch. Zip. Nada. If this comes to pass, what happens next? Will landowners sue because the state (and local governments) are gutting the value of their investment by preventing them from building their dream home on their vacant lot? Will that raise taxes? What will happen to real estate values? Will builders be out of business? The ramifications are wide and far-reaching. The future starts now.

— Frank Greenman is a retired general land use attorney living in the Florida Keys. He practiced for 38 years, as well as was one of the first councilmen elected to the City of Marathon, established in 1999. Sara Matthis is the editor of the Weekly Newspapers.

#1 How we got to this point (Sept. 27, 2018) #2 The hurricane evacuation model’s influence on development (Oct. 4, 2018) #3 What the “takings” lawsuit might look like (Oct. 11, 2018) #4 Options to detour chaos (Oct. 18, 2018) #5 In conclusion … (Oct. 25, 2018)

hen Keys residents and officials talk about what will happen in 2023, when the state stops new development in the Florida Keys, the words most often heard in the next breath are “takings lawsuit.” What does that mean? Well, most are more familiar with eminent domain. Eminent domain is when the government wants to take a citizen’s property. A takings case is when a property owner says the government is doing the taking. Both the U.S. and Florida constitutions prohibit the government from “taking” private property without just compensation. However, the definitions of a “taking” and “just compensation” are determined by the government doing the taking. For instance, in order to be eligible for just compensation, the government must have taken “all beneficial use” of the property. All Keys governments have a “beneficial use” procedure clause on the books. That means if Joe Keys Property Owner doesn’t have a building permit in hand by 2023, he will not prevail in a takings lawsuit because he can still collect a rental fee to keep bee hives on his property, or watch the sunset from a deck chair, or even build a garage for his RV — the bees, the sunset, or the garage can qualify as “beneficial use.” Or, as the legal battle shapes up in advance of the 2023 deadline, Jill Keys Property Owner will NOT be allowed to build her dream, market rate, five-bedroom mansion, but instead will receive the “beneficial use” of the right to build a deed-restricted affordable house. The legal reasoning is that any beneficial use granted prevents the government from having to pay just compensation. This is the rationale that Monroe County is currently using. (See sidebar.)


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The Rock & The Hard Place: Competing Policies Monroe County and local municipalities are stuck between two competing policies — the need to build more affordable housing, and the need to protect the taxpayer from expensive takings lawsuits. “The position of the county attorney’s office is that each affordable housing allocation has a value for resolving a potential takings claim. We have made the recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners that they should distribute these allocations judiciously with that in mind,” said County Attorney Bob Shillinger, referring to the discussion of “beneficial use” in the main body of this article. The issue is further complicated by the fact that some entities, such as the county, have many affordable building rights stockpiled that could be of use, for example, for a development in the Village of Islamorada. Once upon a time it was a fairly simple process for the county to transfer these rights to a city simply by asking; now, not so much, because of the “exposure” concept that has everything to do with finances. “Think of it as a Monopoly board with all the little green houses,” Shillinger said. “If you put all the houses on the Baltic and Mediterranean properties, and none on Boardwalk, and Park Place, then all of those are vulnerable to takings cases.” In other words, taking 70 affordable housing rights and clustering them on two large pieces of property potentially leaves 68 other lots “exposed” when it comes to takings lawsuits. But because of the very nature of building affordable housing developments — shared walls, driveways and pools and other economies of scale — it’s often financially necessary to build with high densities. So while it may seem like a nobrainer to issue as many affordable housing building allocations as soon as possible to address the housing crisis in the Florida Keys, there is a also a reason to hold on to them — or as some say, “hoard” — to protect against future takings lawsuits wherein a property owner could theoretically be legally appeased with an affordable housing right deemed “beneficial use.”

But will that rationale stand up in court? The takings lawsuit can only go one of two ways: the government prevails and the property owner is deprived of his or her building rights; or the property owner prevails and either receives a settlement (compensation), or the right to build. Key West attorney David Paul Horan started his career in the Keys back in the 1970s as a Monroe County assistant attorney. He said he was so vocal about how much authority Monroe County was turning over to the state, in matters of the Area of Critical Concern and Rate of Growth Ordinance, that his position was “eliminated.” Horan was promptly hired by the City of Key West to continue the same fight. “This is what I was saying was going to happen if we continued down this path. When we ran out of building right allocations on property people have been paying taxes on for all this time, we were going to face takings lawsuits,” Horan said. “And that’s what it ended up being. I told everyone, ‘You are signing checks that our grandchildren will not be able to cash. Ultimately, you are going to have to tell all these people you screwed up, you trusted us, and you’re not going to be able to use this property. It was an implicit promise, but we were fibbing to you, and we are not able to protect you.’” Monroe County Attorney Bob Shillinger and other municipal attorneys and planning directors in the Keys say not every person who has a vacant lot in the Keys is eligible to take part in, or benefit from, a takings lawsuit. For example, a property owner in possession of wetlands should have no reasonable expectations of building a home there. “Not every owner of a vacant lot that doesn’t get a (building permit) will have a takings claim. It’s a very factintensive process that involves the investment-backed expectations and efforts of the owner,” Shillinger said. For example, a property owner who has at one time or another applied for a building permit would be in better settlement position than one who

never applied. “But the individual calculation sometimes depends on factors that are not knowable to us. The property owner could have expenditures on an architect or engineers, and the county would know nothing about it,” Shillinger said. If takings lawsuits came to pass in the Keys, whom would local property owners be suing? Would “Jill and Joe” sue the City of Marathon for the inability to build on a lot on Grassy Key located within the town limits because the state has told the city not to issue any more permits? Would Jill and Joe sue Monroe County for agreeing to pass restrictive growth management measures mandated by the state? Or would property owners sue the State of Florida for imposing the Area of Critical Concern and the Rate of Growth ordinance in the first place? It will be a combination of all three, most likely. Monroe County’s position on who is responsible is crystal clear. “The state, because they imposed the restrictions,” said Shillinger. “They are going to be jointly, if not exclusively, liable.” The county attorney said that theory will be tested in the next couple of years as the 2023 deadline approaches. Or sooner, as the mid-term elections in November will see a new set of leaders elected to office in Tallahassee. “How solid will their commitment be? And there could be litigation where the county sues the state for additional funds. We hope it doesn’t come to that.” Horan said the arguments could encompass the constitutionality of the original agreement. “When the Monroe County Commission was passing all the rules and regulations that the state Department of Community Affairs wanted them to pass, my advice was don’t do it,” he said, referring to the state Department of Economic Opportunity’s predecessor, in charge of development

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in the Keys. “I told them, ‘Let the state do it’ because otherwise the county is the ‘taking’ agency. The argument that the DCA made us do that won’t hold because the counter-argument is that the DCA can’t make the county do something unconstitutional. I’ve filed pleadings like that before.” But, back in 1992, the state wasn’t going to allow any permits at all until Monroe County developed its new land use laws. There’s one more very expensive fact to consider. Even if the state is found liable — it loses the court takings case — the state has no legal obligation to pay. Just as the legislature cannot tell a judge how to rule, the courts cannot tell the legislature to fund a claim. The concept of separation of powers prevents the courts, where the taking claims will be determined, from ordering the legislative branch to pay. There’s an exception to this rule; a settlement in the amount of $250,000 or less is automatically paid in Florida. But when the amount is higher than that, it requires a special act of the state legislature. There are probably thousands of those cases that have been filed, but never funded, or paid. A good example of that is the citrus canker case involving 84,000 households in Broward and Palm Beach who will split $42 million. In 2008, they won the class-action lawsuit, but they waited another decade before the state funded the settlement. The attorney fees in eminent domain or takings case are often as high as the value of the property being fought over — hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is the government’s “disincentive” for these types of lawsuits. How many vacant lots are left in the Keys and what is their value? Using the high side of the equation, there could be as many as 10,000 buildable lots left in the Florida Keys. In 2018, the average lot cost is $200,000. The value of the buildable lots, then, is about $2 billion in 2018. At least that’s the value of the property five years before the state has told the Keys there will be no more new development.

Please send your thoughts and comments about this issue to sara@keysweekly.com. Comments will be gathered and published, as space permits, with the author’s name and hometown. All of the articles will be available at keysweekly.com as they publish.


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IRMA: 13 MONTHS LATER So why don’t Keys governments have any FEMA reimbursements yet?

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hirteen months ago, Hurricane Irma whacked the Florida Keys. For many, it has been a struggle to rebuild and get back to some semblance of normalcy. But the “New Normal” is a place where a lot of things don’t go according to plan. Irma plowed through our islands as a Category 4 hurricane, leaving destruction of homes, businesses, and lives in its wake. The Lower and Middle Keys were ground zero; workforce housing in Marathon and the Lower Keys was particularly hard hit. As Irma was departing the Keys, the president authorized 100 percent reimbursement for the first 30 days of cleanup; Congress approved the funding package immediately. This was designed to get money into the affected areas immediately to facilitate the beginning stages of recovery. Sadly, Florida’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) didn’t get the memo on how its mission is one of assisting local governments in the aftermath of a disaster. DEM has inserted itself into the post-Irma FEMA reimbursement process — with disastrous results. After Hurricane Wilma in 2006, the State of Florida helped facilitate the disposition of federal reimbursement funds. This year, however, instead of assisting local governments, DEM has become a bureaucratic obstacle to getting those necessary FEMA dollars. When Marathon officials dared to speak up about the lengthy process and ask questions about the delays, DEM put out an extremely misleading press release* that claimed, “Over the last decade, however, the City of Marathon’s de-obligation rate stands at 53 percent. For Hurricane Wilma, which is the storm most similar to last year’s Irma, Marathon experienced a 60 percent rate of de-obligation — more than double the statewide average. This means that more than half of the City of Marathon’s project reimbursements failed federal review, resulting in claw backs of federal funds years after Wilma made landfall.” This is a lie. For the record, preliminary damage estimates often exceed actual damage costs. Marathon never put in for reimbursement all the costs put forth in the preliminary estimates, and therefore never had 60 percent of its FEMA funds from Wilma de-obligated. I was mayor during Wilma and its immediate aftermath, and I have a little knowledge of what happened

then. Let me state this emphatically: there were no big checks written back to FEMA from Marathon, or on Marathon’s behalf. (Imagine the news coverage if there JOHN had been!) BARTUS This press release was put out is a City Council back in April; we member and Vice Mayor of the City still haven’t seen of Marathon. John a dime in FEMA is also a musician funds. I’m not sure who performs why DEM felt the around town at various establish- need to tell blatant ments. lies about the City of Marathon; I am very concerned, however, about the ongoing delays in the process that are the fault of DEM. While the money is tied up with FEMA, DEM has done precious little to assist local governments access those funds. I will be watching very closely to see how the coastal counties in North Florida, and the City of Tallahassee are reimbursed following the hard blow of Hurricane Michael. It also makes one wonder why Gov. Rick Scott visited the Keys three times immediately before and after Irma, but visited Puerto Rico eight times. Our two senators, by contrast, have been amazing and helpful. Sen. Marco Rubio visited several times and helped the county and cities secure funding for the canal cleanup that has been under way for the past several weeks. And Sen. Bill Nelson has also been there for us. In addition to visiting the Keys, he had our city manager testify at a Senate committee hearing concerning the FEMA funding process and how it has affected disaster preparedness for future storm seasons. Blatant government mismanagement of critical resources — and apathy when assisting local governments recovering from a disaster — are not things to be ignored or glossed over. And these things are most certainly not behavior to be rewarded. Things to think about as we head to the polls this November… * https://www.floridadisaster.org/newsmedia/news/fdem-to-join-irma-recoveryroundtable-with-fema-keys-officials/ Catch John Thursdays at Sparky’s Landing, Saturdays at the Key Colony Inn, and Sunday at Havana Jack’s.


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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME ON KEY COLONY BEACH 3 7th Street, Key Colony Beach

Completely Renovated. All the updating has been done for you: all new drywall, kitchen & bathrooms. Perfect location on 200 ft wide canal & across from golf course. Unique garage, with laundry & storage room. BIG BOAT? No Problem! You can dock up to a 50 ft boat & be only 5 minutes to the open ocean & open gulf! Come see and be impressed with island life in the city of Key Colony Beach where you can walk or bike to Sunset Pk, golf, tennis, pickle ball, bocce ball, horseshoes, playgrounds, post office, marina, shops & restaurants. Time to stop looking & start living in Paradise!! 2/2 * 812 SF * $490,000 * MLS# 578533

329 Avocado Avenue, Grassy Key

Affordable and private, stilted home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Great open living room, dining room & kitchen. The roof was damaged along with drywall and flooring of the 2 guest bedrooms from storm. Being sold AS-IS. Quotes to repair the roof and bedrooms are available. This diamond in the rough needs a few repairs and some tender loving care and will be your family home or tropical escape on Marathon's sought after Grassy Key. 3/2 * 1,248 SF * $395,000 * MLS# 581654

720 W. Ocean Drive, #302, Key Colony Beach

A hidden gem, tucked next to the golf course & Key Colony Inn. Very nicely updated & maintained with wide open & spacious living room, dining room & kitchen. Great new vinyl plank flooring & angled breakfast bar, designed for the chef in the family & perfect for entertaining. Large guest bedroom is bright with plenty of closets. Huge master su invites you onto the screened balcony, which is entire condo width w/peaceful views. Common 3rd floor patio has peeks of the ocean & open views of the golf course. Big storage rm(11x11) for your bikes, kayaks, decorations & more...Plus covered parking for 2 vehicles. This lovely, quiet community is calling you home to Key Colony Bch where you can walk/bike the entire city to marina, golf, tennis, pickleball, basketball, post office & Sunset Park! 2/2 * 1,314 * $346,000 * MLS# 581823

281 12th St

Deep water, canal front already has electric and water service, 20,000lb elevator boat lift and a concrete dock with IPE wooden step down! $625,000 * MLS# 581865

190 14th St

Canal Front with 30 foot wooden dock, lush landscaping with elegant homes as neighbors. $525,000 * MLS# 581434

PERMITTING IS EASY ON KEY COLONY BEACH

IF IT IS TIME TO BUY OR SELL CALL KAREN RASPE 3 0 5 - 3 9 3 - 9 0 1 0 • k a r e n @ a c r e s a l e s . c o m • www.KarenRaspe.com


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Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. Proudly Announces

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#1 Listing AND Selling Agent in Marathon 6 years in a row!

To get your home SOLD, call our Team today! We get the job done!

Realtors®

Cell: 305.923.9226

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Sam.Williams@ColdwellBanker.com

swilliams.realestatefloridakeys.com

BLACK CAT BLACK TIE COCKTAIL PARTY Thank you Marathon

Sunday, Oct 21st, 5 pm - 8 pm

for voting me BEST PHOTOGRAPHER in the Middle Keys 7 years in a row! Specializing in family, newborn, maternity, sports and wedding photography 305.481.5555

www.maggiesayerphotography.com info@maggiesayerphotography.com /MaggieSayerPhotography

Kick-off at Marathon Community Theatre at 5 pm

• Silent Auction featuring original artwork by the late M.G. Motches • Cash bar with proceeds to Marathon Community Theatre

Plaza Grill at 6:15 pm • Specialty Cocktails • Heavy Hors d’oevres

$50 p/Person - all proceeds to benefit Forgotten Felines • Limited Tickets • RSVP to Forgottenfelinesfloridakeys@yahoo.com or text 305-942-1553


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

JOB OPENINGS The Guidance/Care Center, Inc. a division of

CHIEF ENGINEER GUEST SERVICE AGENT TELEPHONE AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR

for the following positions:

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

“Uplifting the human spirit since 1973”

THE GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, Inc.

Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V

MARATHON

Apply on line at Spottswood.com/careers

Research Assistant (2953) Driver (2995)

SCAN FOR JOB

Behavioral Health Tech (PT-2282; FT-2357) Counselor (2461) Maintenance Specialist (2437)

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

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

KEY WEST Behavioral Health Therapist (2952) Adult Behavioral Health Therapist (2625)

Background/Drug Screening Required. TO APPLY: www.westcare.com/page/get-involved_02F Then search location EOE M/F/D/V

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.

Crystal Health & Rehab Center located in Tavernier, FL is seeking a

C. N. A.

We need a detail-oriented, working construction foreman and carpenters. Will pay up to $30/hr for the foreman with the right skill set. Only hard-working, motivated individuals need apply. All work in the Upper Keys. Call 305-522-4166.

Full-time C.N.A. needed. Starting rate $12.25/hour. $500 Sign On Bonus to All New CNA Applicants!

RN and LPN Full-time & Part-time RN and LPN needed. RN starting rate $26.50/hour. LPN starting rate $23/hour. $1000 Sign On Bonus to All New RN & LPN Applicants! We offer a competitive wage and benefits program. To apply for position, please submit your Resume to: MFreeman@Crystalhrc.com

Digital Marketing Agency in search of Project Manager in Key West. $15 plus commissions and benefits to start with growth opportunities. Learn all about Internet marketing! Email resumes to jobs@TwoOceansDigital.com www.TwoOceansDigital.com/Careers

Line Cook, Banquet Servers, Host, Housekeepers, Dock Hand, Night Auditor, and Food Runners. Excellent Benefit Package Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway or online at www.spottswood.com EOE/m/f/d/v

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

EOE m/f/d/v

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#HOCO2018 Marathon High School’s spirit week and homecoming celebrations are ongoing this week, with a parade today on U.S. 1 at 1 p.m., and the homecoming game Friday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. The Marathon Dolphins will do battle with the Class 3A Panthers of Everglades Prep. The dance is set for this weekend. Here is this year’s homecoming court and Mr. & Ms. Candidates selected by the student body.

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SAVE THE DATE Thursday, Oct. 11 • Story time for toddlers at 10:30 a.m. at Marathon library. Friday, Oct. 12 • Line dancing class at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Saturday, Oct. 13 • Play chess for all ages from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marathon library. Sunday, Oct. 14 • Suddenly Sunday Munch Day at 2 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Monday, Oct. 15 • Acoustic jam from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marathon library. • Bingo (public) at 7 p.m. at the DAV, Marathon.

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Tuesday, Oct. 16 • Story time for babies at 9:30 a.m. at Marathon library. • Free movie showing “Mission to Mars” at 5:30 p.m. at Marathon library. Wednesday, Oct. 17 • Show Me the Money with Helen at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Thursday, Oct. 18 • Story time for toddlers at 10:30 a.m. at Marathon library. • Middle Keys Democrats meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hyatt Place, Marathon. Friday, Oct. 19 • Marathon Garden Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. at 5270 Overseas Hwy.

Photos by Katie Atkins/KeysWeekly 1. Aydan Child and Ori Mendez. 2. Eric Rizo and Deyli Labrada. 3. Luke Hoffman and Abby Franck. 4. Tyler Culmer and Grace Kirwan. 5. Jackson McDonald and Hannah Ziels. 6. Mr. and Miss Senior: Jay Walters and AJ Lettman.

7. Mr. and Miss Eighth Grade: Billy Martin and Annalise Rosete. 8. Mr. and Miss Freshman: Anthony McGuire and Calla Jimenez. 9. Mr. and Miss Sophomore: Miguel Avena and Leslie Martinez. 10. Mr. and Miss Junior: Frank Dupey and Aliyah Headen.

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Saturday, Oct. 20 • All-electronic tolling system begins today on Card Sound Road. • Walk for Freedom at 8 a.m. from Marathon City Hall. • Marathon Airport 75th anniversary celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 • Zombie Bike Ride from Fort East Martello, Key West. Gates open at 2 p.m. • Forgotten Felines art auction and cocktail party at 5 p.m. at Marathon Community Theatre and Plaza Grill.

To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast at keysweekly.com.


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

KEY WEST KIA

A Wellings Automotive Company

2826 North Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West, FL (305) 295-8646 www.KeyWestKia.com

WELLINGS AUTOMOTIVE

9200 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL (305) 509-7499 www.KeyWestKia.com

Call us and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE 2001 VW Cabrio Convertible 73,000 miles $1,990 2006 Nissan Altima $4,695 2008 Smart Car Convertible $4,920 2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Third Row $6,427

SERVICE DEPT NOW OPEN SERVICING ALL MAKES AND MODELS

2007 Chev TrailBlazer $6,943 2009 Pontiac Solstice Convertible Only 16,000 miles $8,990

AUTOS WANTED

EMPLOYMENT

HOMES FOR RENT

LEGAL NOTICES

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

NOW HIRING: Form Carpenter and Heavy Equipment Operator needed in the Upper Keys. Contact 305-8523002 or email: admin@ cbtconstruct.com

Incl. util.& TV. Dockage avail. 305-745-3981

a lawsuit for a Personal Injury case has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on JOHN MARSTON, Esquire, attorney for plaintiff, at 1011 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida 33040, on or before October 30, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this court immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.

We buy Cars Trucks SUVs etc.... Anything from $1000 - $100,000. ..CASH.. No Junk. Call Sam 239-5954021. We come to you.

EMPLOYMENT Busser needed - evening shift. Apply in person at Frank's Grill at 11400 Overseas Highway, Townsquare Mall, Marathon. 305-289-7772 Full-time Pool Mechanics needed. 3-5 yrs. exp. Req. We offer 401K, Medical/ Dental/Vision Insurance. Competitive pay – based on exp. 305-3672005 julio@reeftropical. com Bayshore Clothing is looking for positive team players to join our island inspired clothing/ gift boutique. PT & FT positions available. $14/ hr starting pay with performance based increase offered. Apply in person at 8911 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-743-8430 Full-time LINE COOK Experience preferred. Overtime Pay available. Free Health Insurance & Vacation Pay. Apply in person. Ask for Edwin, Sergio or Randy. Habla espanol. 1200 Oceanview Avenue (off 15th Street) Marathon (305) 743-5317

City of Marathon - Job Openings: Right of Way Technician and Parks & Rec. Maintenance Worker. EOE FULL BENEFITS www.ci.marathon.fl.us Medical Assistant needed for part-time position every Friday from 8am-5pm in our Marathon office. Please call Lisa Voss @ Florida Spine Specialists at 305-294-9680. 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 305-395-8294 Open Job Positions: Restaurant Manager, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, Apply in person or call for details: Key Colony Inn Marathon (305) 743-0100

2016 Nissan Versa $11,990

Construction Foreman wanted. Need Vehicle. Pay commensurate with experience. Call 305304-7995

SWEET SAVANNAH’S is now hiring for Afternoon and Evening shifts. Please apply in person 8919 Overseas Hwy. Marathon

2016 Chev Impala $13,990 | 2015 Kia Sportage EX 17,900 miles $18,490

Like Working Outdoors? Are You Self-Motivated? Reliable-Looking for a steady job? Must have vehicle. Pays Well, will Train. Call 305-304-7995

Experienced Help Only needed for all positions. Apply in person MonFri 10-11am at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, Knights Key Blvd. Marathon

MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM! All with low miles and ready for quick delivery!

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.

HOBBIES/COLLECT. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watches and Pilot watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 3057 4 3 - 4 5 7 8 S m a T E

2017 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback $11,990

Tax, tag and DOC fee not included in sale price.

KEY WEST KIA

A Wellings Automotive Company 2826 North Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL (305) 295-8646 www.KeyWestKia.com

WELLINGS AUTOMOTIVE

9200 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL (305) 509-7499 www.KeyWestKia.com

Call us and

SAVE SAVE SAVE

Full-Time Position Marathon. Data Entry Assistant neede for a leading real estate company. Good to moderate computer skills (Microsoft Office) required. Please email resume to keyshumanresources61@ g m a i l . c o m Full-Time Administrative Assistant for construction company in Marathon. Knowledge of construction business a plus. Send resume and salary history to: swfauto@gmail.com

HOUSING FOR RENT

2 BR/2 BA Duplex on canal for rent in Marathon. $2,000/ month + util. F/L/S 305-890-6130 FOR RENT: Longterm, ½ Duplex Conch House. Small bedroom. Furnished. $120 0 -$140 0/month 1 – 2 person. F/L/S 305-900-0121 1 BR/1 BA Apt available long-term Nov.1 on Summerland Key. $1100/month/First/Last

1BR/1BA House w/ detached Studio Apartment for rent in Key Largo (near Ramada Inn). On two lots - plenty of parking. $1,450/month F/L/S House is for sale-month to month lease. 216-509-4400 1BR/1BA Duplex $1,700/monthly + Utilities. Centrally located in Islamorada, MM 80, 6 Month Lease, First/Security required. Call 305-664-5023 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri OFFICE SPACE Daytime Meeting Rental Space available in Marathon. Contact Marathon Community Theatre at 305-7430994 or email gm@ m a rath o nth eate r.o rg Office Space for Rent in Marathon on US-1. 6 rooms & 1 bathroom. 1700 SF . $2800/ month. 305-588-1021

PIANO LESSONS Piano lessons. Any age or level. Upper keys only if I come to you. Experienced player and teacher. Sonni Quick 7 17 - 7 2 9 - 7 3 1 5

SEEKING SINGERS Calling all Singers!!! Please come and join Director Jack Louden and Mr. Tim Peterson as we prepare our choirs for a fabulous Holiday concert on December 23rd at 4 p.m. at San Pablo Church in Marathon. We have some beautiful music picked out! Rehearsals for Mr. Louden will be held each Thursday from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at San Pablo Church in Marathon. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Choir will also be singing with us on the same date. For more information, please call Mr. Louden at 770-870-8334.

LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO. 2018-CA-665-K VASSILI KRAVTCHOUK, Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO CACERES, and ROW ROW CAB, INC., a Florida Profit Corporation Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Andy Connel as Registered Agent c/o Row Row Cab, Inc. 800 14th Street Key West, FL 33040 (last known address) Current address unknown Current residence unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that

Dated this 21st day of September, 2018. KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE COURT By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: September 27, October 4, October 11 and October 18, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO. 2018-CA-665-K VASSILI KRAVTCHOUK, Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO CACERES, and ROW ROW CAB, INC., a Florida Profit Corporation Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Karen Guttman as President c/o Row Row Cab, Inc. 800 Catherine Street Key West, FL 33040 Current address unknown Current residence unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a lawsuit for a Personal Injury case has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on JOHN MARSTON, Esquire, attorney for plaintiff, at 1011 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida 33040, on or before October 30, 2018 and file the original with the clerk of this court immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 21st day of September, 2018. KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE COURT By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: September 27, October 4, October 11 and October 18, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-DR-1016-K Division: Family Law DONNA HART, Petitioner, and

LEGAL NOTICES SHANNA FERGUSON, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TEMPORARY CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBER TO: SHANNA FERGUSON Respondent’s last known address: 29023 Palmetto Drive, Big Pine Key, FL 33043 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Family Law/ Custody has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on DONNA HART, whose address is 29023 PALMETTO DRIVE, BIG PINE KEY, FL 33043, on or before October 29, 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: September 26, 2018 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jaquelyn Fonseca Deputy Clerk Publish: September 27, October 4, October 11 and October 18, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 08-CA-997-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 22ND day of October, 2018, at 11 o’clock a.m. at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH

LEGAL NOTICES the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: LOT 13, OF ISLAND OF KEY LARGO (A/K/A ALBURY PROPERTY OF SECTIONS 27 AND 34, TOWNSHIP 62 SOUTH, RANGE 38 EAST), ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A PARCEL OF SUBMERGED LAND IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 62 SOUTH, RANGE 38 EAST, KEY LARGO, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE INTERSECTION OF THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LOTS 12 & 13, ACCORDING TO PLAT “OF THE ALBURY PROPERTY, OF SECTIONS 27 AND 34, TOWNSHIP 62 SOUTH, RANGE 38 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA” AND THE SOUTHEASTERLY SIDE OF OLD STATE ROAD 4A, RUN SOUTH 45°15' EAST ALONG THE SAID DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LOTS 12 AND 13, A DISTANCE OF 370 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE MEAN HIGH TIDE LINE ON THE SHORE OF THE STRAITS OF FLORIDA AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, OF THE PARCEL HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 45°15' EAST, A DISTANCE OF 190 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 40°26' WEST, A DISTANCE OF 225.6 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY PROLONGATION OF THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LOTS 13 AND 14, ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 64; THENCE NORTH 45°15' WEST ALONG THE SAID PROLONGATION OF THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LOTS 13 AND 14, A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE SAID MEAN HIGH TIDE LINE; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY MEANDERING SAID MEAN HIGH TIDE LINE, A DISTANCE OF 226 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED SUBMERGED LAND: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PORTION OF THE SUBMERGED LANDS DESCRIBED BY TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA DEED NO. 21610: A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 62 SOUTH, RANGE 38 EAST, KEY LARGO, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING THAT PORTION OF A JETTY LYING SOUTHWESTERLY, OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF A PARCEL OF SUBMERGED LAND IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN DESCRIBED BY DEED RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 526, AT PAGE 724, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844 LEGAL NOTICES MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LOTS 12 AND 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF THE ALBURY PROPERTY OF SECTIONS 27 AND 34, TOWNSHIP 62 SOUTH, RANGE 38 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, AT PAGE 64, OF THE SAID PUBLIC RECORDS, WITH THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD HIGHWAY 4A; THENCE RUN SOUTH 45°15' EAST ALONG SAID DIVIDING LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 370 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE MEAN HIGH TIDE LINE ON THE SHORE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, ACCORDING TO SAID DEED RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 526, AT PAGE 724, OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS, AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED; FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE: SOUTH 45°15' EAST ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF A PARCEL OF SUBMERGED AND DESCRIBED BY SAID DEED RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 526, PAGE 724, OF SAID PUBLIC RECORDS FOR A DISTANCE OF 156.59 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTHERLY SHORELINE OF A JETTY; THENCE ALONG SAID SHORELINE FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES NUMBER 1 THROUGH 11; 1) SOUTH 89°42'24" WEST FOR 23.24 FEET MORE OR LESS; 2) NORTH 57°41'50" WEST FOR 14.68 FEET MORE OR LESS; 3) NORTH 32°19'12" EAST FOR 3.68 FEET MORE OR LESS; 4) NORTH 39°25'01" WEST FOR 51.63 FEET MORE OR LESS; 5) SOUTH 72°08'52" WEST FOR 4.66 FEET MORE OR LESS; 6) NORTH 52°28'38" WEST FOR 9.49 FEET MORE OR LESS; 7) NORTH 33°51'35" WEST FOR 18.81 FEET MORE OR LESS; 8) NORTH 48°11'58" EAST FOR 1.50 FEET MORE OR LESS; 9) NORTH 25°40'52" WEST FOR 5.42 FEET MORE OR LESS; 10) NORTH 47°23'16" EAST FOR 2.74 FEET MORE OR LESS; 11) NORTH 24°53'41" WEST FOR 10.88 FEET MORE OR LESS; THENCE NORTH 40°09'00" WEST FOR 28.71 FEET MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARYJUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: LASALLE BANK; U.S. BANK, Plaintiff, VS. ENRIQUE R GONZALEZ; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK; UNKNOWN PARTIES POSSESSION #2; UNKNOWN PARTIES POSSESSION #1; MARION AIELLO; MILADYS LOPEZ, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE 92099 OVERSEAS HWY LAND TRUST, Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 08-CA997-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 13TH day of AUGUST, 2018. KEVIN MADOK

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida

Publish: October 4 and October 11, 2018

By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk

The Weekly Newspapers

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. Publish: October 4 and October 11, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-000197-K IN RE: ESTATE OF NEHAMA RENA MONDZIOCH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NEHAMA RENA MONDZIOCH, deceased, whose date of death was November 26, 2017; File Number 18-CP-000197-K, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Freeman Justice Center, 302 Fleming 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 WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2018-CP-168 IN RE: ESTATE OF FREDERICK ROYCE SCHONECK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frederick Royce Schoneck, deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 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. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

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.

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

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

Personal Representative: Hal Schoneck

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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: October 4, 2018. Personal Representative: Rivka Leah Goldshlager Attorney for Personal Representative: Sean F. Bogle, Esq. sean@boglelawfirm.com Florida Bar No. 106313 Bogle Law Firm 101 South New York Avenue, Suite 205 Winter Park, Florida 32789 Telephone: (407) 834-3311 Fax: (407) 834-3302

The date of first publication of this notice is: October 4, 2018.

Attorney for Personal Representative: Michelle A. BerglundHarper, Esq. Attorney for Hal Schoneck Florida Bar Number: 0084028 MURPHY & BERGLUND PLLC 1101 Douglas Avenue, Suite B Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 Telephone: (407) 865-9553 Fax: (407) 865-5742 E-Mail: Michelle@ murphyberglund.com Secondary E-Mail: Marissa@ murphyberglund.com Publish: October 4 and October 11, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION

LEGAL NOTICES FILE NO.: 18-CP-239-K LOWER KEYS IN RE: ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. ISAACSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of William R. Isaacson, deceased, whose date of death was August 21, 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. 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: October 4, 2018. Personal Representative: Max Isaacson 247 rue du Fbg. St. Antoine 75011 Paris France 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) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-mail: richard@ rewarnerlaw.com Publish: October 4 and October 11, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 44-2018-CA-323-P SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given

LEGAL NOTICES that the undersigned, Kevin Madok, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 29TH day of October, 2018 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, 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: PARCEL 1: Lot 42, Block 8, HARBOR COURSE SOUTH SECTION FOUR, OCEAN REEF PLAT NO. 19, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 54, of the public Records of Monroe County, Florida. (40 Cinnamon Bark Lane) PARCEL 2: Lot 41, Block 8, HARBOR COURSE SOUTH SECTION FOUR, OCEAN REEF PLAT NO. 19, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 54, of the public Records of Monroe County, Florida. (42 Cinnamon Bark Lane) PARCEL 3: Lot 40, Block 8, HARBOR COURSE SOUTH SECTION FOUR, OCEAN REEF PLAT NO. 19, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 54, of the public Records of Monroe County, Florida. (44 Cinnamon Bark Lane) PARCEL 5: Lot 35, Block 8, HARBOR COURSE SOUTH SECTION FOUR, OCEAN REEF PLAT NO. 19, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page(s) 54, of the public Records of Monroe County, Florida. (47 Cinnamon Bark Lane) Pursuant to DEFAULT FINAL JUDGMENT AS TO FORECLOSURE entered in a case pending in said Court, the 27 TH day of August, 2018 Style of which is: LONDON FINANCIAL COMPANY, LLC Plaintiff VS. CINNAMON CAY, LLC; CINNAMON PRIME, LLC; ALLEGIANCE PARTNERS, INC.; OCEAN REEF GROUP, LLC; OCEAN REEF GROUP III, LLC; SOUTH BAY HOLDINGS, LLC; WEISSON HOLDING, LLC; SELECT INDUSTRIES P.L.C.; OCEAN REEF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; ERNESTO WEISSON; CHRISTINA ESCOBAR; ROBERTO G. CORTES; ROSA CALERO; ANY OTHER PARTIES IN POSSESSION, et al Defendant And the Dock Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-323-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 12TH day of September, 2018. KEVIN MADOK, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod 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

LEGAL NOTICES must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 11 and October 18, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 442018 CP 000193A001KW IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT A. LEIBY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT A. LEIBY, deceased, whose date of death was June 8, 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. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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: October 11, 2018. Personal Representative: Vincent T. O’Neill 419 28th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407 Attorney for Personal Representative: TAMMIE B. MASSEY, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0025143 Mettler Randolph Massey Ferguson Carroll & Sterlacci, P.L. 340 Royal Palm Way, Suite 100 Palm Beach, FL 33480 Telephone: 561-833-9631 / Fax: 561-655-2835 Personal E-mail: tmassey@ mettlerlaw.com Legal Service E-mail: legalservices@mettlerlaw. com Publish: October 11 and October 18, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

LEGAL NOTICES OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: C K 18 302 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTO S. BLANCO; MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RONALD EUGENE BERRY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 18th day of September, 2018, and entered in Case No. CA K 18 302, of the Circuit Court of the 16TH Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and ROBERTO S. BLANCO MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA RONALD EUGENE BERRY UNKNOWN TENANT #1; and UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. KEVIN MADOK, CPA as the Clerk of the Circuit Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, KEY WEST COURTHOUSE (ALL SALES), 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL 33040, 11:00 AM on the 31st day of October, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 25, BLOCK 18, JOLLY ROGERS ESTATES, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, (305) 292-3423, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days: if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Dated this 20th day of September, 2018. KEVIN MADOK, CPA Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: October 11 and October 18, 2018


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18-CP-73-M IN RE: ESTATE OF BENJAMIN E. ROBERTS, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Benjamin E Roberts, JR, deceased, whose date of death was July 5, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. 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 PERIOD 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: October 11, 2018. Personal Representative: Cheryl Jarrett P.O. Address: 720 Swan Avenue Miami, FL 33166 Attorney for Personal Representative: Kathleen Hendrickson Florida Bar Number: 379921 5701 Overseas Highway #12 Marathon, Florida 33050 Telephone: (305) 393-2598 E-mail: KHendrickson.atty@ gmail.com Publish: October 11 and October 18, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 6, 2018, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following:| MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

LEGAL NOTICES BUILDING WINDOW REPLACEMENT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Pursuant to F.S. § 50.0211(3)(a), all published competitive solicitation notices can be viewed at: www.floridapublicnotices. com, a searchable Statewide repository for all published legal notices. Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids. com. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located in the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Publish: October 11, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, beginning at 1:15 P.M., in the Media Room, Monroe County Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL, 33050, a meeting will be held of the SELECTION COMMITTEE for the project of “TINY HOUSE” CONSTRUCTION AND DEMONSTRATION MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA The selection committee will evaluate the proposals received in response to the Request for Competitive Solicitations issued for the above-named project. The evaluation and recommendation of the selection committee are to be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners. Persons interested in this issue are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Kevin G. Wilson, P.E., Assistant Monroe County Administrator, 102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, by phoning (305) 292-4529 or via email to: Wilson-Kevin@ monroecounty-fl.gov. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711”. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he 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. Dated at Key West, Florida, this 4th day

LEGAL NOTICES of October, 2018. KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Publish: October 11, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Monroe County Tourist Development Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. The Visit Florida Keys Corporation will also convene during this meeting.

LEGAL NOTICES OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on OCTOBER 16TH, 2018, Leonard Richford Jr. Storage Auctioneer, Executive Administrator for U-Haul Company of Miami, Will be offering for sale under the Judicial Lien Process, By Public Auction, the following storage units. The Terms of the sale will be cash only. U-Haul Company does reserve the right to refuse any bids. The sales will Begin at 8:00AM and continue day by day until all units are sold. 103530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl. 33037. Names And Last Known Addresses are as Follows: JASMINE PATERSON UNIT # 1013 $450.02 PAUL LATSHAW UNIT #0006 $514.40 STACY LOPEZ UNIT #1194 $333.94

All Tourist Development Council Meetings are open to the public and one or more County Commissioners may be in attendance.

CRYSTAL WHITMER UNIT #1655 $723.60

ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator's Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711".

SASHI LUNA UNIT #1520 $460.62

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SHEILA CHAMBERLAIN UNIT #1167 $217.53

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JORDYN AMOS UNIT #1634 $502.50

ELENA VIGIL FARINAS UNIT #1570 $650.93

MARIA AMADOR UNIT #1016 $419.56 GABRIEL ROBLES UNIT #1171 $369.56

RAYMOND FRISKE UNIT #1454 $601.16

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U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on OCTOBER 31ST, 2018, Leonard Richford Jr. Storage Auctioneer, Executive Administrator for U-Haul Company of Miami, Will be offering for sale under the Judicial Lien Process, By Public Auction, the following storage units. The Terms of the sale will be cash only. U-Haul Company does reserve the right to refuse any bids. The sales will Begin at 8:00AM and continue day by day until all units are sold.

The Weekly Newspapers Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings   Art in Public Places Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., 1st floor conference room, Key West. Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the Arts Council office at 305-2954369. Publish: October 11, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE U-HAUL COMPANY

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LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF MARATHON, FLORIDA  INVITATION TO BID (ITB) All interested parties are hereby notified that the City of Marathon, Florida is accepting sealed bids to furnish all labor, materials, supervision, equipment, supplies, tools, services for sludge dewatering services including operations and maintenance of centrifuge equipment owned by the City (and the contractor), sludge hauling and disposal. Bid documents may be examined at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway. Bid documents are only distributed from www.demandstar.com. Bid documents obtained from any source other than DemandStar may not be accurate or complete, and each Bidder assumes all risks by its reliance on such documents. A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 10:00 am at City Hall located at 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL in Marathon to discuss the contents of this ITB. All bids must be received no later than 11:30AM, October 25, 2018 at the offices of the City Clerk, located at 9805 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, Florida 33050. Prospective bidders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City officials except as set forth herein. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities, the City does not bind itself to accept the minimum specifications stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any bid, readvertise or take any action in the best interest of the City and which in the judgment of the City Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City. 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.

GREGORY WOODS UNIT #1177 $369.56

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Wicked Island Creations located at 1138 76th Street, Marathon, Florida 33050 intends to register said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.

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103530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl. 33037. Names And Last Known Addresses are as Follows: PAUL LATSHAW UNIT #0006 $514.40 Published: October 11 and October 25, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

The MCSO is seeking a candidate for IMS Systems Technician. Work involves the supervision of all agency information technologies in the Upper/Middle Keys. Position is that of Systems Tech for LAN/WAN, Intranet, FCIC network, Internet, In-car and body worn camera systems as well as In-car computer systems. Involves installation, maintenance & managing of computer systems for MCSO. Computer Science Bachelor’s degree in or related field with 5-10 years’ experience as System Administrator and/or programming; Microsoft certifications; experience in hardware/software, computer systems analysis & design, Local Area Networks, Intranets, Internet and Law Enforcement is preferred. Salary $46,866.00 Candidates must complete the MCSO online pre-application at www.keysso.net. Submit resumes to Suzanne Alexander at salexander@keysso.net or fax to (305) 292-7159. Contact HR at (305) 292-7044, for additional information. EOE/AAP

Communications Officer – MARATHON Monroe County Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants with strong communications’ skills, proficient computer knowledge and ability to multi-task. Position involves receiving incoming calls, interpreting emergency and non-emergency communications: dispatch of deputies, other emergency service units and providing arrival instructions for Emergency Medical Dispatching. Qualifications required: High School diploma or equivalent. Type 35 wpm, successfully pass pre-test and questionnaires. Work all shifts and natural disasters. Complete preliminary application at www.keysso.net. Email resumes to salexander@keysso.net or fax to (305) 292-7159. Suzanne Alexander may be contacted @ (305) 292-7044. EOE/AAP


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eslee Spade won an international design award with a three-dimensional rendering of her dream home. “It’s like the house from the ‘Bloodline’ TV show, reimagined,” she said. Spade is the design director and office manager at Design Center Inc., headquartered in Marathon. The design contest was hosted by Chief Architect, a 3D home design software company for builders, designers, architects and home DIY enthusiasts. Spade had begun using the new software just nine months before winning the award and beat out many other designs to capture not only the top state award, but also the international recognition. “Everything is a vector image,” she said, “designed with CAD software.” The center part of her home design features concrete block construction. The roof is standing seam and designed to withstand the tropical elements and the guarantee of future hurricanes. Sustainability is an important element of Spade’s work. “The thing about sustainability is that it goes beyond saving the planet with LED bulbs and driving a Prius,” she said. “It’s about making changes in how we think collectively. Let’s start building more long-lasting concrete homes, not some building ‘fad’ that is here today and gone tomorrow in areas prone to disaster.”

Spade said Design Center owner Andrew George gives her a license to create. The company is dedicated to building new and renovating old homes that can withstand Mother Nature’s wrath in the Leslee Spade Florida Keys. “Leslee is an extremely talented and hard working interior designer,” said Chris Nolan of the Design Center. “She is very knowledgeable about all of the design programs she uses and how to use them to create a design the customer falls in love with.” Spade is putting those skills to good use in her own home, currently under renovation. She and her partner closed on the home right before Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, the home they were renting burned to the ground during the storm with all of their belongings inside. “The next time you hear about a hurricane, tornado, wildfire or earthquake, think to yourself what a difference a concrete home could make in those regions,” she said. Although Spade is excited about the international recognition, she’s always been a high achiever. She completed high school in two years, and also enrolled at 13 years old in the Commercial Arts program at a local community college. She is a member of the Designers Society of America and other prominent organizations, plus has a bachelor’s in specialized technology, along with many certifications and numerous diplomas.


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