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In June, the Japanese Space Agency probe Hayabusa 2 arrived close to the asteroid 162173 Ryugu, which some scientists believe is on a track approaching Earth. On Sept. 21, the probe successfully deployed two robotic “rovers” onto the surface of the asteroid, and the rovers are now sending back video, images and temperature readings from the surface. In light of the United States announcing on Aug. 9 of this year that a sixth branch of the U S military “Space Force” may become a reality by 2020, The Weekly asked locals:

DO YOU THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO FUND THE PROPOSED “SPACE FORCE”? “NO, this is absolutely a waste of resources,” said Capital Bank Assistant Vice President Angie Alvarez-Ganadarilla, “unless they can prove we are going to be attacked by killer brain eating aliens of course. Then it might be a good idea.”

“I think weapons in space will be the next frontier for defense,” said Ashish Soni. “Japan and China are already exploring out there.”

“Yes, because we are the most powerful country on the planet!” said Leo Morin Of Public Works. “Why would we not?”

“Absolutely! We have ruined everything down here!” said County Commissioner Sylvia Murphy. “Let’s see what we can do up there.”

“It sounds like a little Flash Gordon to me,” said Dac V at-large member Valerie Barth.

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ith more than 25 years’ experience in animal husbandry at several major public aquariums throughout North America, Andy Dehart oversees all animal husbandry, marine conservation, aquatic life support operations, and wildlife rehabilitation programs at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami. He also manages the animal care staff dedicated to the welfare of the animal collection. Dehart will give a presentation, “Gulf Stream in a Martini Glass,” as part of the History of Diving Museum’s “Immerse Yourself” series on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the museum, MM83 bayside, Islamorada. The presentation is free. Few aquariums are able to house pelagic fishes. The Frost Museum of Science has pioneered a novel exhibit design to house these exciting aquatic ambassadors and recreate the open ocean feel of the Gulf Stream. The unique conical (martini glass) shaped aquarium provides a wide-open, constantly moving environment, which allows pelagic fish and other graceful travelers uninterrupted movement. Andy will explain how the exhibit was constructed and activated, as

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well as how the animals are cared for and studied within this exhibit. The Frost Museum has additional exhibits of interest for divers, including a Miller-Dunn open bottom “divinhood” on loan from the History of Diving Museum, which is on display in the Roy Miner Exhibit, as well as a Da Vinci inventions exhibit that displays a diving suit he designed in the 1500s. The History of Diving Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is at divingmuseum.org. — Contributed

Wednesday, Oct. 17 • Immerse Yourself with Andy Dehart at 7 p.m. at History of Diving Museum, Islamorada. Friday, Oct. 19 • Story time for children preschool and up at 10:30 a.m. at Islamorada Library. Theme is “Fantastic Creatures.” Saturday, Oct. 20 • All-electronic tolling system begins on Card Sound Road. Monday, Oct. 22 • Matecumbe Historical Trust history and dinner seminar at 6:30 p.m. at Islamorada Moose Lodge. Saturday, Nov. 3 • Fundraiser for Island Dolphin Care at 6 p.m. at Largo Resort, bayside. Tickets are $175; email contact@ islanddolphincare.org. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s Friday e-mail blast atkeysweekly.com.

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Andy Dehart will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada. ZACH RANSOM/ Contributed

In the Oct. 4 issue of the Upper Keys Weekly, we incorrectly reported that Michael Shipley was among those assisting in the rescue of the bottlenose dolphin during the Take Stock in Fishing Tournament. Shipley is a hotelier who owns Island Bay Resort. The rescue was performed by Chris Jones of Muddpuppy Charters and his clients.


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ELECTION 2018

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Did you attend the council’s budget workshops? If so, what specifically would you have done differently?

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

SEAT 2 Pete Bacheler I attended only one, and I was very happy with the final results. Dave Purdo I had previous engagements, so I couldn’t attend but wanted to. But I am against raising any new taxes as we are driving our workforce and retirees out of Islamorada because of the rising costs of living here. It’s time we watch our unnecessary spending. If elected, this is one councilman that will look after the little guy like I always have and will continue to do so. Cheryl Meads* I voted no on the tax increase. I believed a bank line of credit was the best approach if funds were needed this year, in case an additional storm hit our community.  SEAT 4 Ken Davis I’ve attended every council meeting and budget meeting this year except for one when it was my wedding anniversary, then I watched it online. I would not have done anything differently, but I would have been part of the super vote to go to 3.25 instead of 3.0247. I think it’s important we rebuild our reserves and be prepared for the next possible disaster. Eric Carlson I did attend the budget workshop and would not have supported a tax increase at this time. We need to find more creative funding until our FEMA relief arrives. *incumbent Candidate answers appear as submitted.

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? 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. 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. *incumbent


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wo incumbents are facing an opponent each for the Key Largo Fire and Emergency Medical Board, and all have different platforms ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.Terms are for four years and there are no limits on terms served. The five-member board oversees revenue and expenses for both the volunteer fire and emergency medical services organizations.

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SEAT 2 In the race for seat 2, Frank Conklin is running against incumbent Kay Cullen. Conklin, an electrician, has lived in Key Largo since 1977 and has been involved in fire service in the Upper Keys since the early ’90s. Cullen is a retired paralegal who served for 20 years with the Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance service as a paramedic. She has served one term on the board. “I’d like to be on seat 2 to bring us into the future and correct some things we’re not doing right, and continue the things we’re doing well,” Conklin said. “We need personnel training. In January 2017, we almost lost one of our firemen in Key Largo because of lack of training.” Cullen said she wants to continue on the board because “it’s a way to continue serving the community and emergency medicine is something I enjoy.” For Cullen, the biggest issue facing the board before the 2020 elections will be whether or not the millage cap needs to be raised. “Right now we’re topped out,” she said. “Equipment and supplies are not going to be any less expensive than they are now. It would be short-sighted of us to not look into what would be required to raise the millage cap.” Both are optimistic about two grants recently received exceeding $500,000 for hiring and training new personnel. “That helps take the strain off of the taxpayers. I know we plan to continue to apply for any and all grants we may qualify for,” Cullen said. “Right now, we need to be able to properly staff the fire stations and we’re working on that with a recent grant that was awarded but we need personnel training and safety,” Conklin said.

George Mirabella

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SEAT 4 On the ballot for seat 4 are incumbent George Mirabella and Nicolas Rodriguez. Mirabella is serving his second term, while Rodriguez is running because he wants to “give back to the community and fulfill my civic duty,” he said. Mirabella has been a volunteer firefighter since 1972, when he joined a department in Fillmore, N.Y. He’s been involved with Key Largo emergency services since the early 2000s. “So I know how volunteer departments run and what you need to do to keep them going,” he said, adding the Fire and Emergency Medical Board needs to improve its transparency. Mirabella’s main goal is to see an ambulance purchased for Key Largo’s fire station at MM 106. “They put a brand new fire house there and there’s no ambulance,” he said. Rodriguez said the fire district is a “proud cornerstone of the community” and he wants to be a part of it. He’s general manager of Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen, and was born and raised in Florida. His main focus if elected will be maintaining a tight budget. “We run a really tight budget now and I’d like to continue that,” he said. “It looks like our mill cap will have to go up. I want to make sure every penny is counted if that happens.”

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‘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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MONROE COUNTY

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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.)


MONROE COUNTY

UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / OCTOBER 11, 2018

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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ENVIRONMENT

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Never-before-seen-in-Keys red algal bloom discovered in canal SARA MATTHIS

sara@keysweekly.com

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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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SEEN AROUND TOWN

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BLESS THE BEASTS

Annual event focuses on St. Francis of Assisi

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arishioners and their animals took part on Oct. 7 in the annual blessing of the animals at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Islamorada. The service, led by Episcopal supply priest Rev. Kimberly Knight, focused on St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology, who preached to animals and praised all creatures and cared for the sick and the poor. —Weekly staff report DOUG FINGER/Keys Weekly

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1. Ayden Lane, 12, and his dog Bolt, a 1-year-old mutt, participate in the post-communion prayer during St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 7.

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2. Jack, a 4-year-old Brittany Spaniel, rests while owners Jeff and Sharyn Bishoff, of Key Largo, participate in St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s Blessing of the Animals. 3. Michelle Lane, at top left, gives communion to her son Ayden Lane,12, with their dog Bolt, during St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 7.

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4. Episcopal supply priest Rev. Kimberly Knight blesses a stuffed animal for Anna Pruett, of Islamorada. Pruett, who thought that bringing her three cats and one dog would be troublesome, was given the toy by Knight’s twin children, Aidan and Jaina Knight, 7, at center, in place of her pets. At far left is Ayden Lane, 12, holding his dog Bolt. 5. Parishioners participate in St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church’s Blessing of the Animals.


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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

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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

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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

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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

Publish: October 11, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

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.

Published: October 11, 2018

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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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KEY LARGO FISHERIES BACKYARD CAFÉ A DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE

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quality product at a reasonable price that’s coming fresh off the dock. That’s what patrons will experience when they come to relax and enjoy the food at Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Café at MM 99.5. Jack Hill and his family started Jack Hill Bait and Seafood in 1972, as a place for Jack to sell his bait and seafood catches. In 1976, it became Key Largo Fisheries and has evolved into a retail market and restaurant. The restaurant, Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Café, opened in 2011 as the Hill family expanded to include fresh, highquality seafood products for the public’s enjoyment. Start with conch fritters or Dottie’s Infamous Lobster Bites for appetizers. The establishment also offers an array of salads and seaside soups to enjoy. Then move on to Dottie’s Conch Salad, Seaside Caesar Lobster Wrap, smoked fish dip or lobster sliders. For dessert, patrons can enjoy a variety of cakes to satisfy their sweet tooth.  Tom Hill, co-owner of Key Largo Fisheries with his brother Rick, said his mother, Dottie, would cook lobster bites and conch fritters under a pop-up tent on Saturdays as customers arrived to get fresh seafood. While the store would be busy selling fish, she’d be selling some of her own homemade goods. “She just had a good time doing that,” he said. “She had a lot of fun and she saw a lot of people.”  Hill said the kitchen got started making salads for a company that sold to Costco. Hill said he started adding kitchen equipment. “When that contract with the customer ran out, and we had equipment there, we

just started cooking and doing the Saturday routine. Then we started making lunch for ourselves and then other people came along and said, ‘That’s really good.’” For Hill, one of the things he enjoys most is seeing the smiles on the people who enjoy what they’re eating. “These cooks do a really good job with the food,” Hill said. “We get a lot of compliments. It’s a unique destination that’s more than a storefront.” Key Largo Fisheries services restaurants and bait stores from Key West to Fort Lauderdale, and products coming off the docks are shipped nationally and internationally to places in Europe and Asia.  The whole process evolved naturally, Hill said.

“We were already cooking lobsters for overseas so it made sense to offer that at a good price to our other guests,” he said. Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Café has received a number of TripAdvisor awards for its food and service. Carrie Pino, marketing director and restaurant manager, said it’s a testament to a number of things. “We try to work really hard on our customer service as well making sure our food is pretty much the same every time you order it,” she said. Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Café, located at 1313 Ocean Bay Dr., is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.keylargofisheries.com. 

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