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600 123rd Street, Gulf, Marathon Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico just north of Vaca Cut. This 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2276 SF home is on a approx. 20k SF Lot. Single Family home features an open floor plan. Large concrete pool, seawall and dock for large and multiple boats. House has been freshly painted on the exterior and the interior has many updates including wet bar, porcelain tile floors, granite counters, and the entire Gulf side wall of this house is all glass boasting beautiful open water views of the Gulf. Boat ramp on property covered parking, tons of storage and trailer parking, house is concrete and elevated over 8 feet above flood, weekly rentals allowed and gross rental income potential is over 100k. Ask agent for details, you can Finance this home and let it pay for itself. $1,448,000

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1325 East 79th Street, Marathon Amazing waterfront location on a private road in Marathon Shores. Would make a great second home or vacation rental investment property. This home has a huge screenedpatioandpoolandisonlytwohousesfromtheocean.Completelyremodeled 3/2 on a 10,000 Sq. foot lot with a 60' concrete dock and 6,000 pound boat lift. All top-of-the-linefinishesandfeatures.Beautifulterrazzofloorshavebeenrestoredand in excellent condition. Wood burning fireplace, garage, laundry room. Place for boat trailer or RV. The home comes furnished and move-in ready. Are you doing a 10/31 Exchange? If so ask about this house's location in a (Newly Developed Economic OpportunityZone)Outsideyouhaveaprivateoutdoorshowerwithahot&coldwater &covereddeckareathathaselectric&drainlinesinstalledtomakeforaneasilyadded outdoor kitchen You're literally 1 minute to open water and 1 of only 5 homes on this private boat basin. $740,000

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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

658/11625 5th Ave Ocean, Marathon 5bedroom 5bathroom Compound consisting of 2 homes and a garage. This is 5 buildable lots 2 in from the open water. Totaling 120 feet of brand new dock, 2 homes equals 2 building rights, Tiki overlooking the direct open water, and property is situated NorthEast which is our prevailing wind path so the the breezes are constant here along with a very almost non-existant mosquito issues, This place truly is paradise, Build a 3rd home on the garage lot for an additional home with open water views, or you can redevelop into 5 homes, super clean swimming flow through canal, instant ocean and gulf access. $1,995,000

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

10983 6th Avenue, Gulf, Marathon Location, Location! This property has 4 full beds and 4.5 full baths, this corner lot with 210 feet of concrete seawall and boat lift, located 2 properties in from direct open water and room for pool, make it perfect Vacation rental material. Fisherman love the location as they have immediate access to both Ocean and Gulf, Main has had Metal roof only 2 years old, boasts over 3400 SF of A/C living space. You just don't find this kind of square footage in the Keys at this price. Lots of storage, dock has convenient step down for launching kayaks, paddle boards, and even a place for your pets to get in and out of water. $899,000

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499 Avenida Primiceria, Marathon LOCATED IN SOMBRERO BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD! This 3 bed 2 bath with add guest area. Exterior concrete home with new Metal Roof and boat lift is walking distance to famous Sombrero Beach. This 10k sf lot features an outdoor bar, storage room, lots of parking for all the toys, RV, trailers, boats, etc. Concrete seawall with boat lift with about 70 feet of dock space, quick ocean access, Screened in back porch with open water views of the Lake. 7 day rentals allowed. Home features split floor plan, central a/c, tile floors throughout. Beautiful, exposed, wood beam ceilings. $809,000

905 25th Street Ocean • 11329 5th Avenue Ocean •˜ 258 W. Seaview Dr, Duck Key

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11625 5th Avenue Ocean, Marathon Iconic parcel of the popular Little Venice sub. This Double Lot in Little Venice sub has not been available since 1996. Located just 3 lots in from the open water and with views all the way out to Vaca Cut and the Atlantic Ocean. Downstairs is 2/2 with brand new kitchen with granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and updated baths. Upstairs is a 1/1 guest studio with 432 sf of bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom. Each unit opens up onto an EAST facing ocean side deck with amazing views of the sun rises in the morning and shade protection in the evenings. 50’ dock has been completely replaced since Irma with deep water access. Close to bait shop, fuel docks, the ocean and gulf. Property can be sold furnished and is turn-key, just bring your boat! $899,000

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According to the U.S. government, the suicide rate in 2017 was the highest it has been in at least 50 years — 47,000 suicides, up from almost 45,000 the year before. Tragically, that was well below the number of drug overdose deaths in 2017 — 70,000, a number that also increased 10 percent over the year before. Reach out.

Every coastal community worth its salt has a Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, Marathon included. The crew putting together the structure are, clockwise from top left, Karlin Bonnegent, Peter and Marie Pittman, Chris Pankow and Rob. Peter Larson and Capt. Billy were also instrumental in the effort with traps donated by Alhoma Lumber through Keys Fisheries. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

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913 HOUSEHOLDS REGISTERED DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR GRANT IS DEC. 23

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ebuild Florida is a federally funded program that is being implemented by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. In this first phase, $50 million is earmarked for Monroe County homeowners to rebuild, repair and elevate their homes due to severe damage or destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. So far, 913 households have registered for the assistance. In the review process, 316 have met the priority applicant threshold based on income and have been issued applications to move forward in the process. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Dec. 23. Homeowners are reminded that this is grant funding, and not a loan that needs to be paid back. Rebuild Florida is for homeowners who meet low and moderate income levels or for homeowners who rent to people who meet affordable/workforce income levels. The most vulnerable populations will be prioritized.

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People can register for Rebuild Florida in four ways: 1. Call 844-833-1010 2. Visit www.RebuildFlorida.gov 3. Go to Rebuild Florida center, 2796 Overseas Highway in Marathon (the State Building across the parking lot from the County Building). Open Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4. Visit the Rebuild Florida mobile bus Thursday to Saturday, Dec. 6-8 at CVS Pharmacy, 91419 Overseas Highway, Tavernier. For more information, go to www. monroecounty-fl.gov/rebuildflorida. — Contributed

To be eligible for the program, the maximum household income allowed is based on household size: • 1 person: $74,160 • 2 persons: $84,720 • 3 persons: $95,280 • 4 persons: $105,840 • 5 persons: $114,360 • 6 persons: $122,880 • 7 persons: $131,280 • 8 persons: $139,800

BRIEFLY FREE LEGAL CLINICS ON FRIDAY IN MARATHON On Friday, Dec. 7, there will be a free legal clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marathon Community United Methodist Church at 3010 Overseas Highway in Marathon. Attendees can learn more about everything from disaster assistance benefits to mortgage foreclosures and also matters like small business consultations and divorce. More than 30 attorneys plan to offer their services at the seminar hosted by Akerman Legal Service of Greater Miami, alongside local attorneys. • From Key West: Take the Lower Keys Shuttle from corner of Whitehead and Eaton streets at 9:55 a.m. Return buses are at 1:05, 3:20 and 5:45 p.m. $4 • From Key Largo: Take the Miami Dade Transit Route 301 from MM 98 in Key Largo to Kmart in Marathon. Return buses are at 1:20, 3:10 and 5:50 p.m. $2.85 Both buses let out passengers at MM 50 in the Marathon Kmart parking lot, about 1.5 miles north of the seminar location. OPENING ON DAC IN DISTRICT 3 The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is accepting letters of interest for an opening on the Cultural Umbrella Committee of the Tourist Development Council. The TDC District 3 (III) appointee must live from the west end of the 7 Mile Bridge to the Long Key Bridge. The committee member serves a three-year term beginning immediately. The sitting committee member for that district may re-apply for the position. The District 3 seat was held by Devin Clarke, who has resigned due to relocation. The Cultural Umbrella Committee is composed of five persons representing the 5 TDC districts of the Florida Keys and is administered by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. The committee works with the TDC’s advertising and public relations agencies to promote the Keys as an arts and cultural destination, and makes recommendations for the funding of cultural events. For more details regarding eligibility, please email Elizabeth Young at director@keysarts.com.


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First Annual

Thank You

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Trees Sponsors

Kim Youngblood Pat Biagi Cindy's Hair Place Uniques by Kennedy Studios JRC Pro Builders of the Keys IOA Insurance Office of America The Art Studio BPW Charlotte Quinn St. Columba Church Wellings Automotive D'Asign Source Crane Point Museum Marathon Garbage Service Key Colony Beach Realty/Lynn Goodwin & Aimee Kornetti Royal Furniture Casa Casa Interiors Domestic Abuse Shelter Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters Keys Weekly Newspapers WEB Cleaning - Wendy Bonilla Coral Construction Company Centennial Bank Iberia Bank Fishermen's Community Hospital Baptist Health South Florida FKAA Forgotten Felines of the Florida Keys Z Club Leslie Valant Body Language Dance Company City of Marathon Parks and Recreation Department All Keys Computers Keys Dance Academy/Joanne T. Zimmerman & Company LLC Joanne T. Zimmerman & Company LLC CPA Bishop, Rosasco & Co. CPA's Z-Club Michelle Coldiron Flowers by J&J KAIR

Michelle Franck, Cathy Walters & Lisa Ziels Keys All Area Roofing Marathon Grill and Ale House Debra Wonderlin and Katrina Wiatt

Baskets Sponsors

Linda Johnson, Tara Morris Crane Point Hammock Pat Biagi and Jessica Lugo Linda Mixon and Alex Davis Joanne T. Zimmerman & Company LLC CPA

Donated Gift Cards

Anthony’s Clothing Brutus Seafood Sweet Savannah’s Bayshore Clothing Key Colony Inn Cracked Conch Café Crane Point Hammock Shelter Bay Marine Special Donation

Special Bonus Treasurers

Salon Blanco Melissa Levine Linda DeGinder

Special Thank You

Sombrero Country Club Jim Donnelly and Staff Zonta Members Tree Viewers and Santa John Grouten Z-Club Gala Guests

Extra Special Thank You Tara Morris

Presented by Super Sponsors Noah Sing Family Island Breeze Realty Million Dollar Hole in One Sponsor Native Taxi

Gold Sponsors Gonzalez Landscaping • Keys Weekly • Marathon Liquor & Deli • DDAI, Inc. • Wolfe Stevens, PLLC • Bishop Rosasco & Co. •  Overseas Pub & Grill • Discount Rock & Sand • Rotary Club of Marathon

Silver Sponsors

Charlotte Quinn • George & Marlisa Garrett • Crane Point Hammock •  3rd Generation Plumbing • Sam Williams • George & Susan Neugent •  Mike Puto • Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce • Marooned in Marathon • John Johnson • Peter Rosasco • Law Offices of Thomas D. Wright • Keith Alen • Florida Keys Contractors Association • Chuck Weizen, CPA • Keys Contracting Services • Appraisal Certified Services • All Keys Computers • Frank’s Grill • Skipjack Resort •  Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate

Bronze Sponsors

Hampton Inn • Centennial Bank • Iberia Bank • First State Bank of the Florida Keys • Isla Bella Beach Resort • Home Depot • Specialty Hardware • Natural Paths Kayaking • Photo Design by Natalie • Ralph Lucignano • Salon Blanco • Melissa Levine • Florida Keys Electric Cooperative • Dennis & Margie Casey •  The Old Chickens • Jim Donnelly • Mike Bell

We are so grateful for the Community Support. Zonta Serves the Community with Pride and wishes all a Wonderful Holiday Season! From Zonta Members and Charlotte Quinn President.

Thank You to George Garrett, Board Chair, Jeff Smith, Treasurer and Marlisa Garrett, Director.

Charlotte Quinn

A Very Special Thank You to Stan Haines. Crane Point Hammock is very grateful to the sponsors, players and volunteers for their generous contributions to this event. Special thanks to the Florida Keys Country Club. Charlotte Quinn, CEO


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HOLIDAYS

MARATHON WEEKLY / DECEMBER 6, 2018 SARA MATTHIS

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Local boy finds his way home...

30 YEARS LATER!

IT IS ‘WINTER’ IN MUSEUM THROWS SPECIAL HOLIDAY PARTY

3, 2, 1…

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UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS: Thursday, Dec. 6 • Florida Keys Electric Co-op annual Holiday Lighting Celebration at 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon office.

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he courtyard is lit up like … well, we have lights everywhere!” Charlotte Quinn of the Crane Point Hammock Museum said she’s been dreaming of doing an event like this for four years. Winter Wonderland happens on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the museum on Overseas Highway in the center of Marathon. WHAT TO EXPECT? “Well, they can expect Santa. They can expect reindeer ponies to ride and decorate gingerbread cookies, and have their faces painted,” Quinn said. “We’re going to have crafts, hot chocolate and entertainment including dancers and singers.” But wait, there’s more. The best part, according to Quinn, is the opportunity to take a “sleigh ride” through the hammock. “We turned the ‘tree trolleys’ into sleighs. It’s amazing,” she said.

Friday, Dec. 7 • Cookies with Santa from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Marathon branch of Florida Keys Credit Union, MM53.5. • Santa pictures at 5:30 p.m. at Coldwell Banker, Marathon. Saturday, Dec. 8 • Cookie walk ($1 to $10 per container) from 9 to 11 a.m. with Women of the Moose, behind Discount Auto in Marathon. • Lighted boat parade, Marathon Boot Key Harbor, at 6 p.m. Parade starts at west end of Boot Key Harbor (7 mile bridge side) and will slowly wind its way east into the harbor towards Sombrero Marina Dockside, then back out through the harbor ending at Lazy Days South at Marathon Marina for a post parade awards party at about 8:30 p.m. Good viewing from Marathon Marina, Lazy Days South, Panchos Fuel Dock, Burdines Waterfront and Sombrero Marina Dockside. Sunday, Dec. 9 • Lighted boat parade at 6 p.m., Key Colony Beach. Set up to begin at the 7th Street canal, the parade is open to all boats, and the route visits canals and cuts, and passes city hall. Great viewing spots include Sadowski Causeway at MM 53.5 and the dock area behind city hall and the post office. After party at Key Colony Inn.


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City of Marathon City Council Agenda

Marathon Council Chambers, 9805 Overseas Hwy., Marathon Tuesday, December 11, 2018 5:30 P.M. (* Denotes Item Is Passed By Consent Upon Approval Of Agenda) Public Comments taken on all items and at 6:30pm time certain for items not on the agenda or as soon as possible thereafter or after the last agenda item; whichever comes first.

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City Council Items *A. Approval of Minutes B. Shriner Paper Drive February 16th at 107th & 109th Streets (Councilmember Senmartin) C. American Flood Coalition Discussion (Mayor Bartus) D. Christmas Eve Discussion (Councilmember Zieg) E. Community Announcements City Manager Report A. Building/Code Department Report B. Monroe County Sheriff’s Substation Report C. Public Works Report Quasi-Judicial Public Hearings A. Resolution 2016-116 - Approving The Request For A Conditional Use Permit, For Gem Homes LLC, Pursuant To Chapter 102, Article 13 Of The City Of Marathon Land Development Regulations (“The Code”) Entitled “Conditional Use Permits” With Proposed Densities Of Approximately 15 Affordable Housing Units Per Acre; Located At 250 Gulf Terrace; Which Is Legally Described As Part Of Lot 2 & Lots 8, 9 & Part Of Lots 7 & 10, Schmitt Subdivision, Section 2, Township 66, Range 32, Key Vaccas, Marathon, Monroe County, Florida; Having Real Estate Numbers 00101340-000000 And 00101340-000200, Nearest Mile Marker 51; And Providing For An Effective Date. B.

Resolution 2018-117, Approving The Request For A Development Agreement, For Gem Homes LLC, Pursuant To Chapter 102, Article 8 Of The City Of Marathon Land Development Regulations (“The Code”) Entitled “Development Agreement” With Proposed Densities Of Approximately 15 Affordable Housing Units Per Acre; Located At 250 Gulf Terrace; Which Is Legally Described As Part Of Lot 2 & Lots 8, 9 & Part Of Lots 7 & 10, Schmitt Subdivision, Section 2, Township 66, Range 32, Key Vaccas, Marathon, Monroe County, Florida; Having Real Estate Numbers as Stated in the Resolution, Nearest Mile Marker 51; And Providing For An Effective Date.

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A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Marathon, Florida Approving A Request By Holiday Inn Express & Suites For A Time Extension For Approvals Granted Pursuant To Resolutions 2014-105 And 2015-37 Pertaining To The Granting Of Twenty-Five (25) Transient Residential Units (TRUs) For A Project Approved By The City To Expand The Holiday Inn Express & Suites By A Total Of Twenty-Seven (27) Hotel Units Approved Pursuant To Resolutions 2014-61 And 2014-62 For A Conditional Use Permit And A Development Agreement Respectively; Providing That Said Conditional Use Permit And Development Agreement Were Approved For Time Extensions Pursuant To Resolutions 2017-47 And 2018-65; Providing That The Approval Of This Resolution Makes The Approved Times Frames For The Conditional Use Permit, Development Agreement And The Allocation Of Transient Residential Units (TRUs) Contemporaneous; Providing That Said Extension Request Is Issued For Property Which Is Legally Described As Part Of Government Lot 2, Fat Deer Key, Monroe County, Florida, Having Real Estate Numbers As Stated In The Resolution.

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Resolution 2018-118, Consideration Of A Variance Request By Sapodilla Holdings, LLC, To Allow For A Reduction In North And South Setbacks; Pursuant To Chapter 102, Article 20, Section 102.115, “Review And Approval Procedures”, For The Property Located At 7200 Aviation Boulevard, Legally Described As Part Of The Master Plat Of North Marathon Shores, Key Vaccas, Government Lot 1 Section 2 Government Lot 2 And Parts Of Government Lot 3 And The Southwest Quarter Of Section 1 Township 66 Range 32 E And Lots 18 Through 22 Schmitt Subdivision Key Vaca And Part Of Abandoned Aviation Boulevard, Having Real Estate Numbers as Stated in the Resolution.

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Consideration Of A Request By Sapodilla Holdings, LLC, For A Conditional Use Permit And Development Agreement Pursuant To Chapter 102, Articles 13 And 8 Of The City Of Marathon Land Development Regulations Entitled “Conditional Use Permits” And “Development Agreement” Respectively For The Redevelopment Of The Property Located At 7200 Aviation Boulevard As A Marina And RV Resort With 25 Spaces, Legally Described As, Part Of The Master Plat Of North Marathon Shores, Key Vaccas, Government Lot 1 Section 2 Government Lot 2 And Parts Of Government Lot 3 And The Southwest Quarter Of Section 1 Township 66 Range 32 E And Lots 18 Through 22 Schmitt Subdivision Key Vaca And Part Of Abandoned Aviation Boulevard, Having Real Estate Numbers As Stated in the Resolution, Providing For The Conditions And Requirements Of Development, Including, But Not Limited To Buffers, Building Heights, Setbacks, And Other Requirements.

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Resolution 2018-124, Approving The Request For A Conditional Use Permit, For Hj3 Inc., Pursuant To Chapter 102, Article 13 Of The City Of Marathon Land Development Regulations (“The Code”) Entitled “Conditional Use Permits”; Authorizing The Development Of Seven (7) Duplexes On Properties Located At 57578 And 57468 Overseas Highway, Which Are Legally Described As Block 58, Lots 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, And 15, Crains Subdivision, Grassy Key, Monroe County, Florida, Having Real Estate Numbers 00374650-000000, 00374660-000000, 00374670-000000, 00374680-000000, 00374690-000000, And 00374700-000000. Nearest Mile Marker 57.5; And Providing For An Effective Date.

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Resolutions for Adoption *A. Resolution 2018-119, Approving A Contract Between The City And Vernis And Bowling Of The Florida Keys To Serve As The Primary Alternative Counsel Other Than The City Attorney For Litigation And Conflict Representation As Well As Any Special Projects Requested By The City, Rescinding All Prior Agreements Of The Parties, Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Agreement On Behalf Of The City, Expend Budgeted Funds, And Providing For An Effective Date.

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Resolution 2018-120, Accepting The Ranking And Recommendation Of The City’s Evaluation Team In Response to an RFQ for Construction Engineering And Inspection Services (CEI) For The Aviation Blvd. Multi-Use Trail Project; Authorizing The City Manager And City Attorney To Negotiate A Contract With The Top Ranked Firm Of RS&H; And Providing For An Effective Date.

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Resolution 2018-121, Approving A Contract for Sludge Dewatering and Maintenance To Biosolids Distribution Services, LLC In The Amount Of $370,000.00; Authorizing The City Manager To Execute The Contract And Expend Budgeted Funds On Behalf Of The City; And Providing For An Effective Date.

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Resolution 2018-122, Amending Purchase Order #180037 For “Irma damaged electrical repairs to Area 6 Wastewater Treatment Plant” to Nearshore Electric, Inc. to an increased Total Amount Not To Exceed $37,000.00; Authorizing The City Manager To Execute The Change Order And Expend Budgeted Funds On Behalf Of The City; And Providing For An Effective Date.

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Resolution 2018-123, Approving The First Amendment To The Employment Agreement Between Charles Lindsey And The City Of Marathon, Florida For City Manager Services; Authorizing The Mayor To Execute The Agreement On Behalf Of The City; And Providing For An Effective Date.

The public hearings will commence at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as business permits, in the Marathon City Council Chambers, 9805 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the discussion; or, written comments may be sent to the City of Marathon, c/o City Clerk, 9805 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at such hearing or meeting, one will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose that person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; such record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Please contact the City Clerk at clavierd@ci.marathon.fl.us if you would like to receive any of the items on the agenda by email.124


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TAX-FREE INVESTING?

PART OF MARATHON DESIGNATED AS FEDERAL “OPPORTUNITY ZONE”

There are more than 400 zones in Florida, but just this one in the Florida Keys. The boundaries match census tract 9711, encompassing everything between 70th Street and Vaca Cut. CONTRIBUTED

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t’s the talk of the town. A section of Marathon — from 70th Street to Vaca Cut — has been designated a federal “Opportunity Zone.” Here’s a gross oversimplification of the program: An investor can sink his or her capital gains into projects in this area, and if held for 10 years, any tax on the appreciation of that investment is forgiven. Opportunity zones were created with the federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. In Florida, there are about 400 zones delineated by specific census tracts. In the Keys, there is only this one. Local municipalities were invited to send in their recommendations and the ultimate decision was made by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. “We are grateful,” said City Manager Chuck Lindsey. “This is going to incentivize some development and make our town look better. It’s also a job creator.”

The federal program is designed to revitalize blighted neighborhoods. And while other sections of Marathon may be more in need of a makeover, the state recommendations tended to focus on zones around airports. The opportunity zone in Marathon is less than two square miles, on both sides of the highway, and includes the county-owned Marathon airport and the residential neighborhoods behind the airport and Little Venice. “This is an investment opportunity that has both a residential and commercial component,” said Marathon Chamber of Commerce director Daniel Samess. “The capital gains tax is pretty high, almost 40 percent in some cases. By investing the gains in the zone, you substantially upgrade the property, spur economic development, alleviate your tax liability and improve the local economy.” The opportunity zone rules are still being written and expected to be released early in 2019, but there are a few known facts. For example, tax gains must be invested in a qualified Opportunity

Fund within 180 days of the sale or exchange that generated the gains. Investors are then eligible to defer the tax on the gains until the date the Opportunity Fund investment is sold, or Dec. 31, 2026, whichever comes earlier. The tax rate on the gains invested in the funds varies depending on how long the investment is held. In about two weeks, Samess and two other chamber members are headed to Orlando for a seminar to learn more. “One of the stipulations is that the property must be substantially improved. Is that a percentage of job value? What’s the time limit?” Samess said. “The largest piece of infrastructure in the zone is the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, a county-owned facility, and we need to know if we can leverage any benefits associated with that.” Samess said the chamber is considering developing prospectuses to spur investment in Marathon.

BRIEFLY AIR CONDITIONING BUSINESS RECEIVES SPECIAL AWARD For their help of hurricane victims, Florida Keys Air Conditioning and Gemaire Distributors have been recognized for outstanding commitment to employees, customers and the community. The award — “Building A Higher Standard” — was given by the American Standard company and recognizes commitment to customers, employees and their communities. American Standard launched the awards program this year to recognize independent HVAC dealers and distributors across the country for exemplifying the brand’s core values, including integrity, community involvement, teamwork and a focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence. According to the press release, “These two HVAC companies could both be described as hometown heroes. Following the September 2017 devastation of Hurricane Irma, Florida Keys Air Conditioning quickly provided aid and assistance to those in need of critical HVAC parts, replacement units, water, supplies and more. Gemaire Distributors opened a temporary branch to meet the overwhelming demand due to the severe weather. The branch became a permanent location. … This is a true testament of extraordinary people within the industry who are dedicated to the communities they serve.” ANNUAL PASSES GO ON SALE FOR CARD SOUND ROAD Annual passes for Monroe County’s new All-Electronic Tolling System on Card Sound Road are currently on sale. An annual pass is available for two-axle vehicles only. It costs $360 for unlimited travel through the toll in 2019 (from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31). The annual pass must be purchased in person at the following dates and locations, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: • Monroe County Building office: 2 Gatehouse Road in Ocean Reef on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (Dec. 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19) • Murray Nelson Government and Cultural Center: Room 220, 102050 Overseas Highway on Mondays and Fridays (Dec. 7, 10, 14, 17, 21). Applicants will need to fill out an application form and bring their SunPass transponder number (all 13 digits required) and vehicle information: make, model, year and license plate number. For more information about the annual pass or rebate program, contact Don Crouch, operations superintendent of the Card Sound Toll Authority, at 305453-8761 (work) or 305-797-1702 (cell) or by emailing Crouch-donald@monroecounty-fl.gov.


WEEKLY INTERVIEW

MARATHON WEEKLY / DECEMBER 6, 2018

DJ

FIJI doesn’t carry himself like a disc jockey who spent the last nine years spinning tracks for thousands of people all over the globe. He’s warm, humble and, most importantly, truly eager to share the details of his passion with others. DJ FIJI’s story began while bartending on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. He describes the first DJ to truly impress him as a man who could “control who would come to the dance floor, and who would leave. He would tell me, ‘Watch this. I’m going to get this group of people or that group of people to come dancing,’ and it would always happen.” From this point on, he was hooked. “I was fascinated by that. I wanted to have that power where I could control groups of people through music. At the end of the night, everyone knows your name and wants to know when you’re playing next.” Breaking into the industry that captivated him was no easy task. The cruise line DJ initially refused to teach him the necessary skills, but DJ FIJI’s persistence knew no bounds. In his own words, “I think he realized the only way he could get rid of me was to start showing me stuff.” After leaving Royal Caribbean, DJ FIJI began playing in bars, clubs and private events, but his dream was to return to a cruise ship. This chance came courtesy of Rob Nadigel, a connection he established while DJing a wedding in the Keys. Two months later he was boarding a Carnival Cruise Line ship. His time spent on voyages throughout the world allowed him to learn varying styles of music from a multitude of cultures. Carnival served as an avenue for professional development (and a good deal of fun), but DJ FIJI eventually decided that “it was time to start setting some roots down for something more permanent.” This idea drew him back to Marathon, where he spends most days helping to open Causeway Pizza, a new restaurant coming soon to Key Colony Beach. “We’ve rebuilt it from the ground up, and we should be open before the New Year,” he said.

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parts on Craigslist when I saw an ad that said, “Move to the Florida Keys and become a diver. Dive during the day, eat chicken wings and drink beer at night. Live your best life.” I packed up my Jeep with whatever could fit in it, drove 19 hours trusting my GPS, and here I am. What is the defining feature of a DJ FIJI set? My sets have an open format, which means that I don’t stick to one specific style. I was originally a progressive and electro-house DJ, but my time on the cruise ship showed me what people listen to in other cultures. I try to adapt to all types of music and integrate it into my own style. What has been the biggest challenge as you’ve progressed as a DJ? Learning to take criticism from others. I once put up a YouTube video of myself practicing transitions between songs. It racked up 22,000 views, but had tons of negative comments. A few were encouraging, but some said I was awful at what I did, and those really got to me. I ended up deleting the video, but now I wish I could look at it and say, “I went from that to where I am now, and I’ve vastly improved.” If a crowd is a little too low-key, what’s your solution? I have “singalong songs” that can usually energize the crowd. Songs like “Sweet Caroline,” “Friends in Low Places,” “Piano Man,” and a few line dances are always good choices. For older crowds I might use some doo-wop or swing music, and if it’s a younger crowd I’ll use pretty much anything by Drake. Are there any songs you always include in your sets? “People Everyday” by Arrested Development has a powerful message, and I use “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey to tell people about my story.

Full Name? Dez Smith.

What about the opposite? Any songs you hate to play? “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi. I hate that song so much. I enjoyed it at first, but it got overplayed. It’s the most requested song, and now I can’t stand it.

What was the best part of working on a cruise ship? The people. I met people from countries I’d never heard of while traveling the world.

Is DJing your long term plan? I’ve always loved DJing, and I’m passionate about it. If I could, I would do it full-time.

How did you wind up in Marathon? At the end of 2014, I needed a change. I was working in oil fields and hated my job. I was looking for Jeep

Want DJ FIJI to spin tracks at your next event? Contact him at 305-343-8446 or use @DJFIJI01 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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MARATHON WEEKLY / DECEMBER 6, 2018 JIM McCARTHY

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“ … the Legislature hereby declares that it is occupying the whole field of regulation of firearms and ammunition, including the purchase, sale, transfer, taxation, manufacture, ownership, possession, storage, and transportation thereof, to the exclusion of all existing and future county, city, town, or municipal ordinances or any administrative regulations or rules adopted by local or state government relating thereto. Any such existing ordinances, rules, or regulations are hereby declared null and void.” — Florida State Statute 790.33

n ongoing battle between local governments and the state over gun control has brought Monroe County into the mix. Last month, Monroe County Commission voted 4-1 in favor of joining Miami-Dade, Broward, and Leon counties in their lawsuit to overturn State Statute 790.33. The law not only disallows local city and county governments from legislating stricter gun control, but it also allows the removal of any city or county officials who attempt to do so. Even if local governments tried to pre-empt it in any way, they’d be in violation of the law. Public officials could be removed from their job, fined $5,000 and have no public funds for legal defense. “It’s not just about gun regulation; it’s home rule,” said Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers, who voted in favor of joining the other counties in the suit. “We are the only non-charter county who will have weighed in on this at all.” The county commission’s interest in this issues stems from 2014, when Big Pine resident Doug Varrieur set up a gun range in his backyard. His range received so much local and national attention that it landed on major news outlets and shows such as “The Colbert Report.” The show visited his Big Pine Key residence to get a look at his gun range and interview neighbors who mainly spoke against it. With a target mounted to a backstop, installed against a 12-foot-tall shed, Varrieur fired his weapon in the direction of a canal that boaters, kayakers and others used. Before he shoots, however, family members are near the canal to warn if any watercraft is approaching. One of the only state restrictions regarding recreational shooting on private residential property is that bullets cannot project over a road or a dwelling that’s occupied. Also, shots cannot be reckless or negligent. Not even noise ordinances could stop shooting from homes in residential neighborhoods. Varrieur was not the only example of a person trying the sensibilities of officials who believe in common sense gun control. He did, however, highlight the need for home rule.

The state statute 790.33 is otherwise known as the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act. Who was he? Carlucci was a New York transplant who spent a decade in Jackson-

“This is where the rubber meets the road,” said Carruthers, “and for local government, we should handle those issues.” She expressed disappointment in the dissenting vote, which was cast by Monroe County Mayor and Commissioner David Rice, who Carruthers said has previously voted in favor of local government control. “I was surprised at the lack of consistency supporting home rule.” Rice said he supports the primary intent of the legal challenge, but not the secondary. The primary challenge centers on whether it is constitutional to penalize, or threaten to penalize, elected city or county officials with fines or suspension of office if they pass new gun laws. “What this is about is the constitutionality — whether we can be fined $5,000 or removed from office by the governor … little fun things like that,” said Rice. In other words, the state constitution outlines the many reasons officials can be removed from office, such as drunkenness, incompetence, or commission of a felony — but creating new, more restrictive laws about guns is not one of the reasons. “Quite frankly, the issue of local control causes me to be sympathetic with the lawsuit because Tallahassee often creates ‘one size fits all’ solutions that don’t help us down here,” Rice said. And yet, he said he’s looking down the line at what might happen if the challenge is successful. Then, he said, every local county and city government would be within its rights to create specific gun laws, creating a hodgepodge of laws that only exist within certain geographical boundaries. Rice cited a case in which an honorably discharged veteran was jailed after a traffic stop in New Jersey that revealed his grandfather’s shotgun stowed in the back of a moving van. “I am not opposed to intelligent discussion and doing the best job that we can do to end gun violence,” Rice said, “But I am against putting otherwise innocent people in jail because we have created an unknowable mass of laws that trap them into a situation.” — Sara Matthis and Sarah Thomas contributed to this report.

ville city politics before going on to become a state legislator. Carlucci was a hunter and was named the National Rifle Association’s “Legislator of the Year” in the mid-‘80s.

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TREATS 4 TROOPS

LOCAL CHURCH, WITH COMMUNITY HELP, SENDS HOLIDAY CARE BOXES

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bout a dozen members of the Marathon Baptist Church and the community busily filled boxes for troops stationed overseas during the holidays. This year, they packed more than 250 boxes with treats, toiletries and more. — Weekly Staff report

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3. Lots of treats are being sent overseas. 4. Don Darsey does his share. 5. Ben Wielander, 12, is taller than this stack of boxes, but not by much. In all, the group shipped more than 200 containers.


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MARATHON WEEKLY / DECEMBER 6, 2018 SARA MATTHIS sara@keysweekly.com

MANATEE I NUMBERS IT HASN’T BEEN A GOOD YEAR

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t hasn’t been a good year for the manatee in the state of Florida. Statewide, there have been 763 deaths reported in the first 11 months compared to the 538 reported deaths in 2017. The red tide blooms in Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties had a definite effect. The official count of red tide deaths statewide — including those confirmed and suspected — stands at 206, with one month left to report. Last year, the number was 67. But that’s not as bad as 2013, when the red tide manatee deaths climbed to 277. According to Mote Marine Laboratory, red tide is to blame for 10 percent of manatee deaths when averaged over 10 years. According to an article published on Mote Marine’s website, that number jumps to 30 percent during bloom years. The manatees that expire from red tide are categorized as “natural; other” deaths. Of course, manatees expire for

many reasons, including infections and birth complications. The data captures that, plus deaths in categories such as perinatal (stillborn or very young manatees), cold stress (water temperatures below 68 degrees), natural, undetermined (no necropsy) and watercraft strikes. In the Florida Keys, the numbers are still tragic, but nowhere near the highest in the state. In 2018, there were 25, most in the Upper Keys, except two in Marathon and two in Key West. In 2017, there were 17 reported manatee deaths. Of the 17 deaths, six were from undetermined causes, two manatees were never recovered, four were perinatal and five were from boat strikes. Every year, boat strikes are responsible for about 20 percent of manatee deaths, except in abnormal years with red tide, which skews the statistic.

But there’s good news, too. There have been 118 manatees rescued so far this year, 66 of which have been released. Most of the sea cows had suffered a boat strike, but plenty get tangled in crab traps or monofilament or some type of manmade structure like a culvert. Mote Marine immunology expert Cathy Walsh and FIU chemist Kathleen Rein are studying how to treat red tide sickness in the sea cow. According to Mote, the team will study the effectiveness of certain antioxidants as opposed to the current treatment of anti-inflammatories.

“The current approach is simply to give palliative care and wait for them to clear the toxin and get better,” Rein said in a Mote report. “This new treatment could accelerate the healing process.” The FWC has an entire department dedicated to manatee research, including tracking and counting the population, and trying to develop some type of technology to reduce boat strikes. Two years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service changed the manatee status from endangered to threatened.

RESCUE & RELEASE Twin 2-year-old manatees named Millennium (male) and Falcon (female) were released back into the water off Key Largo about three weeks ago. The siblings were rescued in October 2016 by Dolphin Research Center and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after their mother, a well-known manatee named Bonnie, was killed by a boat strike. After their rescue, the young calves were transported to Miami Seaquarium for their initial care. They were then transferred to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio to grow up a little. In September 2018, they returned to Miami to begin acclimation to ambient water temperatures, sea grass and other things in preparation for their release. Now weighing about 600 pounds each, the manatees were outfitted with satellite tracking tags. Their condition and progress will be monitored for the next few months to ensure that they are thriving. — Contributed

WHAT TO DO … If you see a sick, injured, dead or tagged manatee, get on the horn immediately. Call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Toll-Free Number 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922) or cellular phone customers can call *FWC or #FWC.

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ROCK ON! CONCERT RAISES FUNDS FOR HAMMERHEAD RESEARCH

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4. Guitarist Richard Warner, left, and Bill Heffernan on harmonica — both attorneys — know their Ray Charles. 5. The Weekly’s Lesley Aaron belts out the hits. 6. Vocalist J.P. Goldman brings some youthful energy to the stage. 7. The Aquarium’s Forrest Young plays rhythm guitar.


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Message from the Sheriff “Happy Holidays to the residents of Monroe County and to those of you who may be visiting us from near and far. It’s been a year since Hurricane Irma left many residents reeling. Last holiday season was a struggle as many folks didn’t even have a home to gather, but we pulled together and we helped one another. We offered our homes to those less fortunate. It continues to be a pleasure and an honor to serve as your Sheriff. I couldn’t be prouder as I watched how this community responded to the challenges of the last 12 months. I spend a great deal of my time driving up and down this county along U.S. 1 each day and I know there are still shadows of Irma in many areas of the Florida Keys. I know we’re not completely out of the tunnel, but I do believe we can see the light. I hope that light of positive change and progress continues to shine on all of you this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah!â€? Make this a happy holiday season — don’t drink & drive I have instructed Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies to be out in force for the month of December and into the New Year with the goal of making sure holiday travel is as safe as possible here in the Florida Keys. We will be concentrating our efforts on drunk drivers, improper passing and other unsafe driving practices throughout the upcoming season in an effort to save lives and make this holiday season a safe and enjoyable one for everyone. Designate a sober driver or take a cab home if you decide to drink. Remember: if you drink and drive and get caught, you will be spending the night in jail. We will be spending the holidays working in order to keep our community safe. As your Sheriff, I want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday season. The Holiday Season is, unfortunately, a time when thieves target residents in myriad ways. As is often the case, most crimes are crimes of opportunity. That means simple precautions, such as locking vehicles and residences, are often the only difference from being unaffected by crime and being a victim. Please lock your doors! Here is a list of some other Holiday reminders: • As online mail-order services such as Amazon continue to grow in popularity, so do thieves who target packages left on porches and doors. You can combat this problem by asking neighbors to help keep watch or by mailing to a different location if you know you won’t be home at the delivered day. You can also request that packages require a signature to be delivered. Another option growing in popularity is the use of home surveillance cameras. These technologies continue to drop in price while their ease of use rises. You can link many of them now to your smartphone for real time monitoring. Install surveillance cameras and make sure they will capture the face of an intruder. • Don’t leave fishing and diving equipment unattended outside. It only takes a thief a minute — literally — to take it. • Leave a radio or television on so the house looks and sounds occupied. • Large displays of holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home. • Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight. • If you are gone for an extended period, call your local Sheriff’s Office substation. Our deputies will keep an eye on your property while you are away.

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SOLD LISTED AND SOLD Listed By: Jo Ann Cook, Broker (305) 360-7968 Sold By: Jeb Hale, Realtor (305) 731-6739 180 13th 345 14th Street, Key Colony Beach Congratulations to our Our Buyers and Sellers

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


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SAVE THE DATE Thursday, Dec. 6 • Story time for toddlers at 10:30 a.m. at Marathon library. • Florida Keys Electric Co-op annual Holiday Lighting Celebration at 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon office.

MARATHON HISTORY BRAD BERTELLI

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n the succession of events, the Florida Territory was established in 1821, Monroe County on July 3, 1823, and Florida became the 27th state on March 3, 1845. Monroe County, as it was originally delineated, was a much grander parcel of real estate than it is today and reached north from Key West to the southern shore of Lake Okeechobee and west to Charlotte Harbor. On Jan. 8, 1828, Key West became Monroe County’s first incorporated city. Identifying the county’s second incorporated city proves a little tricky. One might be tempted to guess Marathon, but while the name dates back to the railroad days, Marathon is a fairly recent development. Officially stretching between the Seven Mile Bridge and Tom’s Harbor Bridge, Marathon was incorporated in 1999. Monroe County’s second incorporated city, boasting a population of 349, was Fort Myers. It was incorporated on Aug. 12, 1885. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.

Friday, Dec. 7 • Book club meeting at 10 a.m.; and digital day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Marathon library. • Pro bono legal service clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marathon Community Unity Methodist Church. From Key West: Take the Lower Keys Shuttle from corner of Whitehead and Eaton streets at 9:55 a.m. • Santa pictures at 5:30 p.m. at Coldwell Banker, Marathon. • 4-5-6 with Barbie Bell at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon Saturday, Dec. 8 • Conch Republic Marine Navy Battle of the Beginning at 8:30 a.m. from Killdeer Lane, Big Pine Key. • Cookie walk ($1 to $10 per container) from 9 to 11 a.m. with Women of the Moose, behind Discount Auto in Marathon. • Play chess (all ages) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marathon library. • Winter Wonderland from 4 to 8 p.m. at Crane Point Museum, Marathon. • Lighted boat parade at 6 p.m., Marathon Boot Key Harbor, view from city marina and harbor eateries. Sunday, Dec. 9 • Car show from 2 to 6 p.m., drawings and Queen of Hearts at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. • Lighted boat parade at 6 p.m., Key Colony Beach. Viewing along Sadowski Causeway and behind city hall. Monday, Dec. 10 • Bingo (public) at 7 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. • Lower Keys Community Choir and Keys Chamber Orchestra’s annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at Big Pine Methodist Church. Tuesday, Dec. 11 • Story time for babies and infants at 9:30 a.m. at Marathon library. • Bar Bingo – FIREBALL # at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon Wednesday, Dec. 12 • Movie night “Daddy’s Homeâ€? at 6 p.m. at Marathon library. • Show Me the Money with Helen at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon To see Keyswide events, sign up for TheWeekly’s e-mail at keysweekly.com.

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

Karen Raspe - Represented the Buyers of 11765 2nd Avenue Ocean, Marathon FL 33050

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MONDAYS @ 7 PM Bingo (Public) @ the DAV Hall TUESDAYS @ 6 PM Bar Bingo - FIREBALL NUMBER!! WEDNESDAYS @ 6 PM Show Me The $ with Helen DAV IS NOW A NON-SMOKING FACILITY 7280 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, MARATHON FLORIDA

All Events are Open To The Public Membership Applications Available

FRIDAYS @ 6 PM 4-5-6 With Barbie Bell Line Dancing will be back in Jan, 2019 SUNDAYs 6 PM Drawings 6:15 PM Queen of Hearts CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DAV ON THEIR 0 CITATION HEALTH DEPT. INSPECTION!!


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BIG PINE SEA CENTER

Office Hours: 9 am-4 pm Monday-Friday Marina Hours 7 am-6 pm 7 Days a week

29740 O/S Hwy, Big Pine Key MM29.7 (305) 741-7223 erin.bigpineseacenter@gmail.com

11050 Overseas Hwy, MM53, Marathon

• We have Wet Slips available •  Dry Storage available •  Outside Storage available •  Gas & Oil •  Servicing all Major Outboard Engine Brands •  •  Parts Department •  Re-Power Service/Rigging •  Fishing Guide Services •  Detailing Services Available We look forward to seeing you at the Marina!

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO COLDWELL BANKER SCHMITT REAL ESTATE CO.

Special Thanks to Richard Smith

for his creativity of the Christmas Lights Display for us and the people of Marathon! And a Big Thank You to him Elves: Patty, Harvey and Jim.

PARKING LOT @ 11050 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, MM53, MARATHON

Special Thanks To The Following Local Marathon Merchants For Their Donations: The Weekly, Specialty Hardware & the Marathon Bagel Co.


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SARA MATTHIS sara@keysweekly.com

BURGERS, SANDWICHES, FRIES, HOT DOGS, ICE CREAM

THE 5 FOOD GROUPS

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hey stick to the basics at Island Time Diner. They do it so well, there’s no need to wander off course. “I can cook,” said Ken Welever, standing in front of the grill in the diner’s postage-stamp size kitchen. “So can he,” Ken said, hooking a thumb at his son, Justin, 24. “There’s no complaints!” Burgers, fries, hot dogs, sandwiches and ice cream. That’s it. “Keep it simple, and do it right,” said Ken, repeating his mantra for the little diner located halfway between the Marathon post office and the sandal store in the strip mall fronting Overseas Highway. Ken bought the ice cream store in 2015, and added the kitchen two years later. The family — between them, he and his wife have seven children, not all of them living in the Keys — moved here in 2013. He took on a job doing all the maintenance for a big chain convenience store. Before that he was the head millwright in a lumber yard in Washington state. So, he knows a little something about work and a job well done and the value of living in paradise. All the burgers at Island Time Diner are made a la carte, and all come with the option of a single, double or triple patty. They range from the Blue Water Burger (with blue cheese) to a Sweet Asian Burger (with Teriyaki sauce) to the Chili Burger (loaded with chili, onions, jalapeños and cheese). On the sandwich menu, folks love the gyros, Justin said.

There are quite a few vegetarian options on the menu, ranging from a gyro made with French Fries instead of meat, to a vegetarian “dog” to a chipotle black bean burger. “I had to learn how to make some vegetarian food because three of my employees won’t eat meat,” Ken said, “and I feed all of my employees a shift meal.” A full order of fries is enough for two. Get them one of three ways — chili cheese, bacon cheese or loaded nacho-style. Finish with a cone or cup of ice cream. “No one gets out of here without trying at least a taste of the carrot cake flavor,” said Katie Buettner. “And the toasted coconut is good, too.” Island Time Diner is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. (Kitchen closes a half hour earlier.) Phone in to-go orders to 305-204-4825 or visit in person at 5187 Overseas Highway, oceanside.

THE ISLAND BEAST CHALLENGE There’s no time limit for eating three pounds of deliciously prepared burger. The six half-pound patties are served with six slices of cheese and an oversized skewer to keep the tower of burger from toppling. BUT, if you finish it in the fastest time limit, you do get a free T-shirt. The current beast title-holder finished in 10 minutes and 46 seconds. “And then he asked for ice cream,” said Katie Buettner, an employee at Island Time Diner in Marathon.

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1. The best-seller Cali Burger comes with bacon, avocado and Swiss cheese. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly 2. Ken and Justin Welever take turns making burgers at Island Time Diner. 3. The good works of Island Time Diner come in the way of elementary school support — with rewards for good students and in supply donations for teachers.


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GREATER MARATHON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 305-743-5417 • 1-800-262-7284 info@floridakeysmarathon.com www.floridakeysmarathon.com 12222 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida 33050

BUSINESS Dec 12th 5:30-7:30pm AFTER HOURS GREAT FOOD • GREAT DRINKS • GREAT FRIENDS • GREAT NETWORKING

Who: Banana Bay Resort When: Wednesday, Dec 12th from 5:30-7:30PM Where: 4590 Overseas Hwy, Marathon What: Great networking, food & beverages; come promote your business and meet Marathon business owners, executives, and leaders!

MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON Dec 18th, 12-1pm When: Tues, Dec 18th from 12 - 1pm Where: Courtyard Marriott Conference Center

Speakers: Local NFP Executives/Representatives Topic: Updates from local Not-For-Profits (NFP’s) RSVP to Jeanine@floridakeysmarathon.com / (305) 743-5417

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“No, Jim, I won’t do that for a Klondike bar.”

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

Fresh Seafood Daily Certified Angus Beef Stone Grill Dining Available Sushi Full Bar & Happy Hour Everyday 11:30 – 6pm Food & Drink Specials at the Bar

Early Bird Specials Every Day from 3:30 to 5:30 (excluding Holidays)

Exceptional Dinners with Salad and Dessert starting at $11.95

THINGS MEATLOAF WOULD NOT DO FOR LOVE

The time was 1993. The political climate was shifting from a 12-year Republican White House to a young Democrat named Bill Clinton. Movies like “Jurassic Park,” “Groundhog Day” and “Schindler’s List” dominated the box office. And Dr. Dre and Snoop were forever changing the hiphop game. Yet it was Meatloaf’s timeless power ballad, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” that has stood the test of time. But just what was the “that” in Meatloaf’s “But I Won’t Do That” for love? We humbly submit the Keys Weekly musings … 1.Fill out a TDC grant application. 2.Direct Ben Affleck in the upcoming “Batman” movie. 3. Eat herring. Not now, not ever. 4. Vacation in a yurt, tent or La Quinta … and don’t even whisper Sandals. 5. Quickbooks data entry. 6. Enter Radio Shack for any reason or go to The Home Depot “just to look around.” 7. Shave the beard. 8. Pull for any team from Boston. 9. Let your mother move in. 10. Move to Michigan (or anywhere else with snow) because of your new job.


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Tackle the Day!

Catch all of your favorite football games at Angler and Ale. Make Angler and Ale your destination to watch your favorite college and professional football games. We offer College Game Day and Direct TV Sunday Ticket service and have multiple TVs so that everyone can watch their game. Enjoy frosty cold beers and dig in to the best food around!

Lunch 11AM-3:30PM Captain’s Hours 2:30PM-5:30PM • Dinner 5:30PM-10PM

305.209.9991 AnglerAndAle.com 305-481-6887 309 Key Colony Beach Causeway Key Colony Beach, FL 33051

LIST TO SELL! CALL GAIL TODAY!

370 4th Street, Key Colony Beach Beautiful East facing, stilted, full, waterfront, duplex. Live in one and rent the other. Perfect for a family and perfect for some rental income! The dock is at the rear of the property and very close to open water. 2 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs. This is a property to see. There is room for a pool, room for boat trailer and lots of parking. A must see. Call Gail today at 305-481-6887! MLS#581147. $940,000


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Fish with a Hero honors veterans. CONTRIBUTED.

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

Ginger Henderson - Represented the Sellers of 1217 Sombrero Blvd. #25, Marathon FL 33050

FISH WITH A

HERO The Art Studio and The Coffee Loft The art studio opened in 2013 as a create-your-own art studio, coffee shop, and retail store. The studio promotes an atmosphere of creativity in multiple art mediums, from pottery to glass work. They also offer several walk-in workshops and children oriented craft times (including upcoming summer camps.) Private parties can also be scheduled. The Coffee Loft, upstairs, is a comfortable place to meet with co-workers or friends over a cup of coffee. Known for its strong brewed coffee from gourmet beans, the baristas can make a complete range of coffee drinks from true espresso shots to slow brew, iced coffees, frozen drinks, cappuccinos, lattes, and a full line of flavors and syrups. Wi-Fi is also available in the loft.

“We enjoy sharing and creating with everyone who walks in our doors,” said studio manager Jesse Vandervoort. “The Art Studio is a place of comfort and encouragement. There’s more than art to be found here.” Location: 12535 Overseas Hwy, Marathon Phone: 305-289-9013 Website: theartstudiomarathon.com Email: jesse@theartstudiomarathon.com

VETS AND VOLUNTEERS MEET AT BIG PINE FISHING LODGE

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ish With a Hero will be hosting 19 wounded veterans from Heroes on the Water at the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge from Thursday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 10. Event participants will be fishing out of the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge on kayaks to help reduce the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while receiving the benefits of camaraderie and community support. Major sponsors of this event include Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, Chapman and Cardwell Capital Management, the Marathon Rotary Club, and Monroe Marauders Military Vehicle Club. There will be a welcome dinner and reception held at Boondocks Restaurant at MM 27 on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 6 p.m. All members of the Keys community are invited to attend the dinner and reception for a donation of $20 and an advance RSVP to show support for our nation’s military heroes.

“We want to encourage the Keys community to attend the Heroes Welcome Dinner and Reception since it will be a great opportunity to meet the participating veterans,” says Larry Kendzior, executive director of Fish with a Hero. “Events such as this joint effort between Fish With a Hero and Heroes on the Water provide therapeutic fishing experiences to reduce the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury,” adds Kendzior. Fish With a Hero, Inc. is a public charity. Each year, the organization provides world-class fishing experiences and sponsors programs designed to assist participants in dealing with the effects of PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other disabilities and wounds of war. For additional information or to RSVP for the Dec. 8 event, contact Larry Kendzior at 305-942-9678 or email lkendzior@fishwithahero. com. Visit fishwithahero.com or heroesonthewater.org to learn more about both organizations. — Contributed


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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW OWNERS ON THEIR NEW PIECE OF PARADISE!

27451 ST. CROIX LANE RAMROD KEY

Looking to SELL or BUY Your Own Piece of Paradise? Give me a call and let’s get started!

Teri Hiller

terihiller@cbschmitt.com (305) 481-0361 11050 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050

Family Dentistry with an Emphasis on Comfort & Quality

Energy & experience sets our team apart. We get your property SOLD, NOT just listed. Give US a call today!

New Patients Welcome! Realtors® Rick 305.731.5010

rservais@cbschmitt.com realestatemarathonfl.com

Monica 305.433.0349

monica@cbschmitt.com realestatefloridakeys.com

11050 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050

©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. All rights reserved. ®,TM and SM are registered trademarks licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. An equal opportunity company. Equal housing opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated, except offices owned and operated by NRT Incorporated.

Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D. Big Pine Key • 305-872-4272 & www.keysdentist.com

KEY COLONY INN

Happy Hour

Key Colony Inn Christmas Buffet

Monday – Friday 3 pm – 5 pm Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 5 pm $4 House Wine • $3 Well Drinks $2 Long Necks • $2.50 Import

Enjoy a homemade holiday feast at the Middle Keys most popular restaurant! Carving Station with Prime Rib & Spiral Ham • Ahi Tuna Appetizer • Fresh Key West Pink Peel & Eat Shrimp • House Salad Selection • Fish Pasta • Turkey • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy • New Potatoes • Vegetable Dessert Station with Bananas’ Foster Hot Cherry & Apple Crisp • Ice Cream $32.95 per person $12.95 for kids Make your reservations early!

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

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Karen

TO THE KEY REAL ESTATE (SINCE 1990)

THIS WEEKS SPECIALS!!

 Come Celebrate Sunset at Barnacle Barney’s with Live Cannon Salute and Nightly Drink Specials!

• Open to the Public • Great Food / Drinks • Lunch and Dinner • Live Entertainment Wed - Sat • 10% Locals Discount • All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry EVERY FRIDAY 5 PM - 9 PM

1688 O/S Hwy • MM 48 Gulf (Behind BLUEGREEN) • 305-743-7298 CENTRAL MARATHON 3BR/3BA stilt duplex. Freshly painted. Room for pool. Long term renters. Convenient to everything. REDUCED $375,000 ML579148

Travis W. Bennett, DMD

102965 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037

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Repair or redevelop! 165’ of protected concrete dock and seawall. Spectacular ocean view from a stilt home. Rebuild today with no waiting in line . . . building permit included. REDUCED! $559,000. Call for details. ML582239

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Karen Farley-Wilkinson, Bill Wilkinson

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

Kim Rabito-Show- Represented the Sellers of 2020 Sombrero Beach Rd, Marathon FL 33050

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

Breakfast Beat Karen Dennis and Mike Cinque hosted a special breakfast for Monroe County Explorers, and sponsored by Jan Burch, at the Stuffed Pig on Dec. 1. The breakfast feted Keys students interested in a law enforcement career. CONTRIBUTED

Located at MM 50.5 next to Herbie’s Restaurant

Serving the Florida Keys since 2005 Open 9 a.m - 5 p.m Mon - Fri • 305-743-2020 • 6400 O/S Hwy., Marathon

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FLORIDA KEYS AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY

KEY WEST DOUBLETREE RESORT 3990 South Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, Florida 33040 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018

Regular Meeting 10:30 a.m.

The purpose of the Regular Meeting is for the Board to take action on routine business matters for the FKAA and to receive reports on operational aspects of the organization. All agendas and backup can be viewed on our web site @ www.fkaa.com., or a copy of the Agenda, or any backup, is available upon request from FKAA, Pam Albury, Executive Office Coordinator, 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West, FL 33040, (305) 295-2205, palbury@fkaa.com. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, by phoning (305) 295-2205.

Kids 4 kids The Educational Coalition for Monroe County (ECMC) and Marathon High School’s Champions for Change have partnered with the Miami Dolphins, the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, local businesses and community members to provide Christmas presents for middle and high school students facing special circumstances this holiday season. Pictured are MHS Principal Wendy McPherson, ECMC President/Champions for Change Co-sponsor Tina Belotti, ECMC Education Coordinator/Champions for Change Co-sponsor Christina Belotti, and Champions for Change members.To make a donation or for more information about this project call 305-731-0771 or visit www.educationalcoalition.org


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Lounge & Liquor

The Tradition Continues!

Lunch Specials

Monday-Friday 11am-2pm Friday & Saturday

What Happens At the monkey stays at the monkey

Rich Storm

Happy Hour

Mondays

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THINGS THAT ARE RIGHT WITH THIS WORLD

PEACE, LOVE, MUSIC AND MARTIN GUITARS

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Heather MacDonald is an executive chef at the Plaza Grill. When she is not at work, she’s still working — dreaming up sauces to enhance the dishes she creates. NELE KIRT/ Keys Weekly

... why some chefs wear tall hats? NELE KIRT

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eather MacDonald explains: The tall hat originates from the French kitchen but it has a long history, going back to the 16th century. Nowadays our chefsare more likely to wear a skullcap, a baseball cap or even a simple hair net. Yet, depending on the restaurant or kitchen, you can find the tall hat, called a “toque” (which means hat, in Arabic). But one of the legends dates back even further, to when the Byzantine Empire invaded Greece. As the invaders landed, Greek chefs fled to a nearby monastery for protection and started to wear the garb of the monks as a disguise. Supposedly,the costume included a stovepipe hat, much like Abraham Lincoln is wearing in historical photos. After the invaders were forced to retreat, Greek chefs continued to wear the hats as a symbol of solidarity. Apparently, the idea spread. Different heights of the toque may indicate the cook’s rank within a kitchen, and they prevent hair from falling into the food. Today the height of a toque seldom exceeds 12 inches. Pleats could represent how many recipes a chef has mastered. So, a chef wearing a hat with 100 pleats may know 100 different ways to cook an egg or prepare chicken. The significance of pleats has changed over the years, as has the hat’s height. Centuries ago the height of the hat identified how important the chef was and demonstrated his role in the kitchen. But even now the toque hats are usually preserved for the elite of the kitchen and are not worn by the prep cooks. I have been the executive chef at Plaza Grill for the past two years, but the first three years of my training were in a traditional Italian kitchen. I was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens and that is where I studied culinary art. The dishes I create stray a bit from truly traditional dishes, and I enjoy making sauces that help the dishes stand out. So, apart from being an executive chef I’d also like to call myself a “saucier” and a “rotisseur.”

any of us spend more time complaining about things that aren’t so good rather than celebrating the things that are really good in this life. I know this to be true; I might not have a column otherwise. Putting aside all that for a moment, let’s reflect upon a couple of really good things: acoustic music and Martin guitars. I’ve been a fan of good acoustic music for as long as I can remember (think 1960s). And I’ve been an eager practitioner of the same since I got my first guitar in our nation’s bicentennial year. Even back then, when I would see photos of the ultimate acoustic guitars in the guitar magazines, they were Martins. (And Guild for 12-strings.) And when I’d get to spend a little time in a music store, the Martins were always kept behind a glass display or in a separate room so that mere mortals like myself wouldn’t soil them with our grubby mitts. The C.F. Martin & Co. was established in 1833 in New York City by Christian Frederick Martin. In 1839, he moved the company to where it still builds fine guitars, Nazareth, Pennsylvania. While Martin has also built mandolins, ukuleles, bass and electric guitars, and nylon string guitars (like Willie Nelson’s Trigger), its main claim to fame is the steel-string acoustic guitar. The Martins I got to play in my formative years were very special. Their D-series of dreadnought guitars were — and are — the standards by which most others are judged. From bluegrass to rock, Martin D-series guitars are responsible for more hit records and more memorable music than perhaps all other makes. The mahogany D-18 and the rosewood D-28 and D-35 are all amazing instruments. And then there is the 40 series: the D-41, D-42, and D-45. While the same size as the other D-series instruments, the 40 series combines the best and most attractive tonewoods (spruce, rosewood, mahogany) with dazzling abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays and appointments. The higher the number, the more intricate and involved are the inlays. As far as guitars go, this is serious bling.

I remember way back in the early 1980s, when I was a young struggling musician on the road, playing a gig in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I wanJOHN dered into this seemingly anachBARTUS ronistic acoustic is the mayor of guitar shop in the the City of Maraquaint downtown, thon. He also is Picker’s Supply. a musician who performs around (It’s still there.) Inside, I saw and town. For more played the guitar see johnbartus. com of my dreams, a 1961 Martin D-18. It was born the same year I was. It was in great condition, and sounded and played like no other guitar I’d ever played to that point of my young life. Sadly, the young musician I was then didn’t have a spare $1,000 that would have made that sweet guitar mine. That was the last Martin I played that I dearly loved… Until about four years ago. I played a lot of different Takamine guitars on stage and in the studio for many years. Around 2005, I discovered this small guitar company out of Tumalo, Oregon (now Bend) called Breedlove. They made really nice guitars with some amazing features. I played them exclusively on stage for about a decade, and I’m still quite fond of my Breedloves. As fate would have it, a maplebodied Martin jumbo with an onboard Aura preamp became available. I snagged it at a really nice price, and it rekindled my love of Martin guitars. Since then, I found a rosewood jumbo, and a couple of sweet Martin dreadnoughts that resemble 40-series guitars with their gorgeous blingy inlays. One of those even came from the legendary Martin Custom Shop, and there are only 12 other guitars like it on the planet. Playing Martin guitars is really what my younger self would call a dream come true. If I could go back in time, would I tell my younger self to be patient and that the Martins will one day come? Hell, no! I’d somehow find a way to slip my younger self ten $100 bills so that my older self would still have that 1961 Martin D-18.


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WHAT’S NEW AT

THE ALE HOUSE! LIVE MUSIC!

Tim Dee and Jim Hill Every Friday in December - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

FULL MENU AVAILABLE

WEDNESDAY

Team Trivia at 9 p.m.

11 AM Until 2 AM

ORDER ONLINE!

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Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Early Bird Buy One, Get One Free 4-6 PM

100+ Craft Beers with 30 On Tap 5800 Overseas Hwy • Marathon • 305-743-5888 Open Mon-Sat 11 - 2 AM • Sundays 11 AM - Midnight

KEYS FISHERIES RESTAURANT, MARKET AND MARINA TIME TO THINK ABOUT SHIPPING

FRESH FLORIDA SEAFOOD

Don’t forget the ALE HOUSE BEER OF THE GAME - $2 & the ALE HOUSE FOOTBALL MENU (served during NFL Games)

Happy Hour

10 PM - Midnight Every Night!

FROM OUR BOATS TO YOUR PLATE! Join us at our Upstairs Bar, The PICKLED PELICAN.

Enjoy Our Full Bar and the Freshest Stone Crab Claws, Ceviche, Oysters and more While Watching Gorgeous Sunsets.

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OFF TO GOOD START

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DOLPHIN BOYS BASKETBALL

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he defending district champion, Marathon Dolphins came out strong with an 89-44 win over district foe Everglades Prep in their home opener on Nov. 28. Marathon dominated from the tipoff with Jamal Qualls scoring 31 points, Steven Hernandez scoring 24, and Jackson McDonald scoring 16 with 10 rebounds. Coach Kevin

Freeman feels his team is in good shape to play the kind of ball they want to play. “We have six players returning from last years 20-5 team, we are ready to get going,” Freeman said. The Dolphins next home was Dec. 5 against Palm Glades Prep; score not available at press time. — Weekly staff report

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BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly 1. Dolphin Steven Hernandez (1) goes over Everglades Prep’s Alex Aragon (21). 2. Diosvaldo Rojas (13) pauses at the free throw line. 3. Jamal Qualls lays in two of his game-high 31 points. 4. Marathon’s Jackson McDonald (2) wins the season-opening tipoff. 5. Coach Kevin Freeman makes minor adjustments.

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NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH!

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Mon-Sat 11 am - 2:30 pm

OPEN FOR DINNER!

Mon-Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Over 60 Local Artists AFFORDABLE FRAMING PAINTINGS • PHOTOGRAPHY • GIFTS FUSED GLASS • CERAMICS • JEWELRY PAINT & SIP PARTIES

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$10 BLUE PLATE LUNCH SPECIAL OPEN TUESDAY-SATURDAY | LUNCH 11:00-2:30 | DINNER 5:00-10:00 | MM 22.5 OCEANSIDE CUDJOE KEY | FLORIDA KEYS | 305-745-8880 | SQUAREGROUPERBARANDGRILL.COM

GUN SHOP & RANGE December Event Calendar BOUGAINVILLEA BUILDING | 21 COUNTY RD BIG PINE KEY | FLORIDA | 305-395-8413 WWW.ADVANCEDARMAMENTS.COM Rental guns available if needed. All events have written rules that apply. Only handguns (no upgraded sights can be used on the handgun) may be used for each event. Contact us for further information.

DEC 5 PISTOL POKER 6 pm to 7 pm Chance to win the pot!!

DEC 12 CIRCLES

6 pm to 7 pm Come test your expertise by shooting in the circles from large to small.

IT'S GLOCKMAS! ALL DECEMBER LONG

DEC 19 YOU SUNK MY BATTLESHIP

6 pm to 7 pm Come sink ships against your opponents with a chance to win the pot!!

We're hosting Glockmas! All Glocks on Sale, All December Long! With a 30 year history of performance and reliability, Glocks have a tradition of being a firearm you can count on. Having trouble choosing the right gift? We have gift certificates available so your loved ones can choose the firearm that's right for them. Military and First Responder Discounts Available!

DEC 26 TIC TAC TOE SHOOT

6 pm to 7 pm Come play Tic Tac Toe with a chance to win the pot!!

Most Major Insurance Companies Accepted


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STUDENT OF THE WEEK

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Running out of time?

The Marathon Weekly is proud to partner with Marathon High School faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and MHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Fin Pride,” and for giving us a glimpse into their world. What is something most people don’t know about you? Well, there are at least 7.53 billion people on Earth. Most would know nothing about me. But I would say most people don’t know my zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

It’s not too late to get everything on your list with great rates and fast local service on affordable Keys Auto, Boat, Holiday and Home Loans.

What does “a good education” mean to you? My idea of good education is learning the things one wants to learn, memorizing such knowledge, and maintaining memory of such knowledge.

Apply Today!

What is the dumbest rule at your school? The best? I found this one a bit senseless, personally: “Upon written request by his or her parent, the student may be excused from reciting the pledge, unexcused students must show full respect to the flag by standing at attention …” That’s on page 17 in the planner. The best rule or rules are the ones pertaining to students’ rights on page 25 in the school planner.

Call 305-293-6000

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Visit us in Key West at 514 Southard St. or 3022 N. Roosevelt Blvd., in Big Pine at MM30 or in Marathon at MM53.5 Gulfside.

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What is something you know now that you didn’t know when you were a freshman? That freshmen spoil, turning into sophomores; speaking of soft s’mores makes me hungry. What organizations and activities are you involved with at MHS and why are they important to you? I am involved in zero, zip, nada. Reminds me of the short story “Cipher in the Snow,” I recommend reading it.

JOHNNY BONACHEA SOPHOMORE

Who is your all-time favorite teacher and why? Mr. Hodgerson, because he is very understanding and shares similar views to me. He engages with the classroom and understands language is fluid, it’s open to interpretation and is changing. I was always eager to enter his classroom. He has moxie (not the soda) and charisma, which I admire.

What are your plans after high school? I plan to get accepted into a desired college, hopefully pay for it with some scholarships … get a degree in software engineering … applying my skills and degree to partake in jobs for money … I desire to do freelancing … be my own boss … and as soon as possible I plan to live in England … When I die I plan on having my life’s earnings hidden, but have some puzzle for people to figure out where it is. What is one favorite way to spend your spare time? Make music. Will you make the Keys your permanent home? Why or why not? I prefer cold to hot, I hate mosquitoes and I just believe there are places in the world better suited to me. What three things would you like to accomplish before your 10-year reunion? Get enough money to retire, get a girlfriend, and get fit.


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844

NOW HIRING Full or Part Time Guest Services Answer phones, take reservations, greet customers with a smile. Cashier responsibilities, must be able to multi task. Part Time Café Help Duties include taking orders from customers, handling cash, cooking and serving. Must be 18 yrs. or older.

Full or Part Time Dive Instructor Responsible for safely guiding guests through in-water encounters. Part Time Morning Landscaping/Maintenance Blowing of property, raking leaves, spraying, occasional trimming of hedges and other maintenance.

Please apply in person at

Aquarium Encounters 11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

FULL TIME POSITION • Police Officer

The City of Key Colony Beach is accepting applications for a FULL TIME Police Officer. Current Florida Police Officer certification is required. Salary range $47,500 - $52,500 dependent on qualifications. Key Colony Beach offers a full benefit package. Applicants will undergo a thorough background investigation including drug screening, medical, polygraph, and psychological exams. Mail resume to: Chief of Police, P. O. Box 510141, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 Or call 305.289.1212, option 2. Equal Opportunity Employer

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

The Hammocks at Marathon

FISCAL ANALYST

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES $1,000 Sign-on Bonus! • Maintenance Technician

OMB, KEY WEST, BFOMB011

GREAT BENEFITS:

Monroe County BOCC is looking for applicants with strong attention to detail, proficient computer knowledge, and ability to multi-task. Primary function is to prepare and monitor billings for the County’s self-funded Group Health Insurance Program and Worker’s Compensation.

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

Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree Preferred, 2 to 3 yrs. Experience. To apply please contact Ken Clarke at Clarke-Ken@monroecounty-fl.gov. APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT WWW.MONROECOUNTY-FL.GOV. 305-292-4557. Veterans Preference Available; E.O.E

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

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Emergency Communications’ Radio System Technician-MARATHON Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicant that can perform daily operations of the Communications Shop. Responding to tasks, scheduling work, ordering of parts and supplies. Perform repairs and maintenance on radios and 800 MHz radio system. Vocational or technical school preferred, or 3 to 5 years of experience in the RF repair field. FCC General Radiophone License and amateur radio license is preferred. Starting salary is $44,107.00. Applicants must fill out preliminary application at www.keysso.net. Please email resumes to cslebodnick@keysso.net or fax resumes to (305) 292-7159. Charles Slebodnick may be contacted at (305) 292-7044. EOE/AAP

NOW HIRING

Marathon, Big Pine, Key West and Stock Island Locations

ASSISTANT MANAGERS $12-$16 per hour

MANAGER TRAINEES $30-50K per year, based on experience

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS

for the following positions:

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

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

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

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

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


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AUTOS WANTED

Both full or part time positions available at Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort. Line Cook, Banquet Servers, Host, Housekeepers, Dock Hand, Night Auditor, and Food Runners. Excellent Benefit Package

OCEAN KEY RESORT & SPA IS HIRING!

Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway or online at www.spottswood.com

Full-time Sous Chef Full-time Line Cook Full-time Reservations Agent Part-time Boutique Sales Associate Licensed Nail Tech. (weekends) On-Call Esthetician On-Call Licensed Massage Therapist

EOE/m/f/d/v

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

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

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 EOE m/f/d/v

JOB OPENINGS BANQUET SERVER GUEST SERVICE AGENT TELEPHONE AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V Apply on line at Spottswood.com/careers SCAN FOR JOB

2015 KIA Optima $11,374

MARATHON 2 bedroom apartment on canal. Across from Sombrero Beach. Large deck, ocean views. All newly remodeled with new appliances, washer & dryer and storage unit. No dogs, no smoking. $1,775.00 First & Security

Dave 305.664.1982 CROSSWORD SOLUTION

2016 Jeep Compass $13,198 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT $13,393

SERVICE DEPT NOW OPEN SERVICING ALL MAKES AND MODELS

LONG TERM RENTAL Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

2826 North Roosevelt Blvd.

2015 KIA Soul $12,724

Apply online at: noblehousehotels.com/careers Or in person at: Zero Duval St. Come see why our employees love to call Ocean Key home! Great pay, amazing benefits, & an awesome team!

KEY WEST KIA

A Wellings Automotive Company

2013 Hyundai Genesis $15,197

The Guidance/Care Center, Inc. a division of

“Uplifting the human spirit since 1973”

THE GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, Inc.

KEY LARGO

Behavioral Health Therapist (3565) Crisis Counselor (4277) Peer Support Specialist (4279) Team Leader (4281)

MARATHON Driver (2995)

Behavioral Health Tech (PT-2282; FT-2357; 4140) Personal Growth Center Counselor (2461) PGC Drop in Technician (PT-2435) Heron Direct Care Worker (PT-3558) Registered Nurse (PT-4234; FT-4071) Register Nurse (Per Diem-3799) Care Coordinator (3568) Maintenance Specialist (2437) Crisis Counselor/Peer Support Specialist (4276)

KEY WEST

Behavioral Health Therapist (2952) Adult Behavioral Health Therapist (3566) Child Behavioral Health Therapist (4275) Child Behavioral Health Counselor (4235) Crisis Counselor (4278) Peer Support Specialist (4280) Advocate (4358)

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

2017 Jeep Patriot $15,381 2016 KIA Sportage $15,492 2015 KIA Sportage EX $19,352 MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM! All with low miles and ready for quick delivery! 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

ALL YEARS! Junk or Used. Cars - Vans - TrucksRunning or Not. $ C A S H $ 3 0 5 - 3 3 2 - 0 4 8 3 We buy Cars Trucks SUVs etc.... Anything from $1000 - $100,000. ..CASH.. No Junk. Call Sam 239-5954021. We come to you.

BOATS FOR SALE Sail 20’ O’Day – Some storm damage, good sails, jib, trailer, 6HP avail. $500.00 15’ Proline Stalker, 75HP w/ trailer. $1,000.00 Located in Sugarloaf. 305-745-9100

EMPLOYMENT Groundskeeper/ Maintenance person, part time or full time. Sea Isle Condominium, Key Colony Beach. Apply by e-mail: H a r d i n gT h o m a s L @ a o l . com, or call our office at 305-743-0173. E M A R K E T I N G A D M I N I S T R AT I V E ASSISTANTMARATHON Experienced in all aspects of Microsoft Office and able to multi-task. Social Media knowledge, photo editing experience desired. Full Time Position. Please email resume to keyshumanresources61@ gmail.com - reference #6489 in email. BIKE REPAIR NEEDED. Regular maintenance for 8 spin bikes in Marathon. $$. Call 305-775-9909. Maintenance Tech/ Caretaker - Absentee owner looking for an experienced Maintenance Tech/Caretaker to oversee a condominium in the Key Largo Yacht Club. Call Lisa at 909-391-2129. FOOD FOR THOUGHT Organic Cafe hiring kitchen staff. Experience preferred, but willing to train. Apply in person. 5800 O/S Hwy. #23 Marathon MASSAGE ROOM available at Keys Hairmasters. $430/month. Call Dorothy 305-393-1838. 5701 Overseas Highway, Suite 2, Marathon Fork Lift Driver & Yard Person. Excellent Pay. Start immediately. Contact Steve (305) 743-7008. Shelter Bay Marina, 77 Coco Plum Drive, Marathon Construction Laborer needed in Marathon area. Must have Driver’s License. Great Pay! 3 0 5 - 3 0 4 - 7 9 9 5 The Island Gift Shops (Marooned In Marathon 1 & 2) are looking for happy responsible employees to complement our current staff. PART TIME HOURS in a fun  environment (good fit for second job) and retirees are


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HOBBIES/COLLECT.

welcome! Apply in person at Marooned In Marathon, 11528 Overseas Highway.

es and Pilot watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-7434 5 7 8 S m a T E HOUSING FOR RENT

Brick paving company needs Construction Supervisor. Must be able to operate a skid steer. Must have a vehicle & driver’s license. If you’re ready to move up, get the top pay you deserve. 305304-7995 Be your own boss! Clean & seal brick pavers. Must have vehicle to tow 6’X10’ trailer. Paid training. 305304-7995 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. NOW HIRING: Form Carpenter and Heavy Equipment Operator needed in the Upper Keys. Contact 305-852-3002 or email: admin@ cbtconstruct.com City of Marathon - Job Openings: Building Inspector/ Plans Examiner, Building Permit Technician, Parks & Rec. Maintenance Worker and Utilities Maintenance. EOE FULL BENEFITS Also hiring: Part-time (Temporary) Scanner. w w w. c i . m a r a t h o n . f l . u s

ROOM FOR RENT - In Marathon. Use of home plus appliances & utilities. Singles only, Dogs OK, Longterm. $1,000.00/month + Security. 305-393-6056 Brand New Townhomes For Rent: 41st Street Ocean, Marathon. 3 BR/3 BA, Views of Ocean, Washer and Dryers Included. Pets upon approval. Ready for occupancy January 1st. $2,100.00/month F/L/S 239-476-2301 mike@ mg1fl.com 1BR/1BA House with detached Studio Apartment for rent in Key Largo (near Ramada Inn). Fenced parking for boat/RV/ 2-3 cars. $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 L e a s e , First/Security required. Call 305-664-5023 9am-5pm, M o n - F r i COMMERCIAL SPACE

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.

Office Space ON US-1 for Rent in Marathon. 6 rooms & 1 bathroom. 1700 SF . $2800/ month. 305-588-1021

Established Criminal Defense Law Office with offices in Marathon and Key West seeking part-time/ 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.

MISC. FOR SALE Regulation sized Pool Table $1000.00 OBO Duck Key 3 0 5 - 4 8 1 - 1 3 1 6

VACATION RENTAL Vacation Rental 1BR/1BA in Marathon, Christmas-New Year, 2 weeks, Dec. 19 - Jan 2, $1,500 total, max. 2 ppl. 305-360-5835 manatee@ manateehavens.com

Landscaping company seeking full-time laborers in Marathon. Call 305-395-8294

VACATION RENTAL

Open Job Positions: Restaurant Manager, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Kitchen Staff, Apply in person or call for details: Key Colony Inn - Marathon (305) 743-0100

WANTED: 2BR/2BA Condominium for Jan. 2019 and/or Feb. 2019 and/ or March 2019. References available. 410-629-9232

SWEET SAVANNAH’S is now hiring for Afternoon and Evening shifts. Please apply in person 8919 Overseas Hwy. Marathon Experienced Help Only needed for all positions. Apply in person MonFri 10-11am at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, Knights Key Blvd. Marathon

HOBBIES/COLLECT. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watch-

WANTED

YARD SALES YARD SALE- Sat Dec. 8 from 8am-2pm. 30+ Years of Christmas Stuff! 117 Primrose Lane, Long Key MM 69 YARD / MOVING SALESLots of Goodies. Fri, Dec. 7 from 12p-5p, Sat, Dec. 8 from 9a-2p, Sat, Dec. 15 from 9a-3p and Sun, Dec. 16 from 9a-2p. 780 122nd Street Ocean, Marathon

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 18-DR-822-P Division: Family

at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ all bids.

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.

PATRICIA LOUISE DE GRANGE, Petitioner,

1FTEX15N8RKA99616 1994 FORD

and WILLIAM EDWIN DE GRANGE, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: WILLIAM EDWIN DE GRANGE Respondent’s last known address: FREDERICK, MD YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on PATRICIA LOUISE DE GRANGE, whose address is 126 HARBOR DRIVE, KEY LARGO, FL 33037, on or before December 12th, 2018, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 88820 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY, PLANTATION KEY, FL 33070, 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: November 15, 2018 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Publish: November 22, November 29, December 6 and December 13, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/09/2018, 10:00 am

Published: November 29 and December 6, 2018

103530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl. 33037. Names And Last Known Addresses are as Follows:

The Weekly Newspapers

PAUL LATSHAW UNIT #0006 $804.00

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

Publish: December 6 and December 13, 2018

Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/12/2018, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ all bids. 1GBHK34F7VF048830 1997 CHEVROLET Published: November 29 and December 6, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/15/2018, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/all bids. 5GTEN13L588127304 2008 HUMMER Published: November 29 and December 6, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/14/2018, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ all bids. 3VWDB7AJ9HM217001 2017 VOLKSWAGEN Published: November 29 and December 6, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on DECEMBER 17 TH, 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

The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday December 13, 2018 at 9:40 A.M., at Key Colony Beach Marble Hall, to consider a revision to the Land Development Regulations. Land Development Regulation: Revision to Article VIII Floodplain Management to Adopt a New Article VIII Floodplain Management; to Adopt Flood Hazard Maps; to Designate a Floodplain Administrator; to Adopt Procedures and Criteria for Development in Flood Hazard Areas and for Other Purposes Interested parties may appear at the Hearing and be heard with respect to the Land Development Regulation revisions. Persons who need accommodations in order to attend or participate in this meeting should contact the city clerk at (305) 289-1212, option 2, at least 48 hours prior to this meeting in order to request such assistance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the Public Hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose 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. If you are unable to attend the Hearing on December 13, 2018 but wish to comment, please direct correspondence to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 510141, Key Colony Beach, FL 330510141, or cityclerk@ keycolonybeach.net and your comments will be entered into the record. Publish: December 6, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers Florida Keys Council of

LEGAL NOTICES the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Nominating Committee Meeting Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12 noon Grant Panel Committee Meeting Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm Monroe County School District, 241 Trumbo Road Key West Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at 2954369. Publish: December 6, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on January 15, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: STOCK ISLAND II ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT 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: December 6, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 18 CP 144P IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY A. LOWE, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION The administration of the estate of DOROTHY A. LOWE, deceased, File Number 118 CP 144P, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, Florida

LEGAL NOTICES 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorneys are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 6, 2018. Personal Representative: Jerry O. Lowe 2606 Parker Carabelle, Florida Telephone: (850) 5970616 Attorneys for Personal Representative: Timothy P. Stickney, Esq. 285 Woodcrest Road Key Biscayne FL 33149 Telephone: (786) 5536537 Email: stickneyatty@ gmail.com Florida Bar No.: 323632 Publish: December 6 and December 13, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2018-CP233-K JUDGE TIMOTHY J. KOENIG IN RE: THE ESTATE OF ROBERT W. SCHENK, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the ancillary estate of ROBERT W. SCHENK, deceased,


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whose date of death was June 1, 2018, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 2635, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.

Division; the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 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 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. 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 SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE 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 December 6, 2018. Personal Representative: JON H. SCHENK 1715 Rank Road Grass Lake, MI 49240 Attorney for Personal Representative: CARA HIGGINS Attorney for Jon H. Schenk Florida Bar Number: 0734241 HORAN & HIGGINS LLP 608 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Telephone (305) 2944585 Facsimile (305) 2947822 E-Mail: cara@ horanhiggins.com Publish: December 6 & December 13, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 18-CP000081-M IN RE: THE ESTATE OF RICHARD PAUL LAVELLE, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard Paul Lavelle, Sr., deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 2018, file number 18-CP-000081-M, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate

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.

LEGAL NOTICES 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 SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE 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.

LEGAL NOTICES The date of first publication of this notice is December 6, 2018. Personal Representative: Richard P. Lavelle, Jr. 12 Wyoming Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Attorney for Personal Representative: Nicholas W. Mulick, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0337757 Nicholas W. Mulick, P.A. 91645 Overseas Highway Tavernier, Florida 33070 Telephone: (305) 852-9292 reception@mulicklaw.com Publish: December 6 & December 13, 2018 The Weekly Newspapers

Meeting Notice

Monroe County Land Authority The Monroe County Land Authority Advisory Committee will meet in the Monroe Regional Service Center located at 2796 Overseas Highway, Suite 104, Marathon, Florida on December 19, 2018 beginning at 1:30 PM. The agenda is available online at www.monroecounty-fl.gov or by contacting the Land Authority office at 295-5180. ADA ASSISTANCE If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, 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".

NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida (“the County”) hereby provides notice, pursuant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments, for the cost of providing certain wastewater capital improvements and connections, to be levied within the unincorporated area of Monroe County encompassing the Stock Island, Key Haven, Big Coppitt, Lower Sugarloaf through Big Pine Key, No Name Key, Long Key, Duck Key; excluding Indies Islands, and three (3) parcels on Boca Chica: RE# 122870-000000, 0122880-00000, and 122890-000000 for the fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2019 and continuing each year until discontinued by the County. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 3:00 p.m. on December 19, 2018 in the Commission Chambers, Murray Nelson Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037. Such resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. All interested persons are invited to attend. 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. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodation in order to participate in these 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”. Dated at Key West, Florida this 13th, day of November, 2018 Kevin Madok, Clerk and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida

THEME: HOLIDAY SONGS ACROSS 1. Rare bills 5. Clairvoyant’s gift 8. Snoopy 12. Time distortion 13. Show worry 14. Wyoming’s official sport 15. *John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War is ____)” 16. And elsewhere 17. Opposite of bonjour 18. *”Have ____ a Merry Little Christmas” 20. MTV’s “____’d” 21. Incessantly 22. A cool ____, as in money 23. *”Should auld acquaintance be ____” 26. *”Run ____ Run” sung by Chuck Berry 30. *Co-writer of #15 Across 31. Used tabulator key 34. Your majesty 35. 1965 Watts events 37. *”Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” sung by Brenda ____ 38. Mozart and Einstein, e.g. 39. Golly! 40. Dry ravine, in Asia 42. Not don’ts 43. Diplomatic alliance 45. Like empty hotel room 47. “Fat chance!” 48. Shenzi of “The Lion King” 50. Eastern European 52. *Vince ____ Trio of “Linus and Lucy” fame 55. Between violin and cello 56. Rainbows and such 57. Rumpelstiltskin’s weaver 59. Coral reef island 60. Facebook’s “psst” 61. ____ Mann of “The Simpsons” 62. Decades 63. Lt.’s inferior, in the Navy 64. *”Last Christmas” duo

DOWN 1. *____ Turtle Doves 2. Not straight 3. Post-meal sandwich 4. Spring action, past tense 5. Like yesterday’s meal 6. Coffee burn, e.g. 7. Bread or cabbage 8. Having small nodules 9. Scandinavian war god 10. Radio button 11. *”All I want for Christmas is ____” 13. Bygone Spanish money 14. R in R.E.M. 19. Alex Haley saga 22. ____ pie in a sand box 23. Blacksmith’s hearth 24. Gibson garnish 25. Fowl perch 26. Film roll 27. Ronstadt, e.g. 28. Infectious protein particle 29. Bank job 32. *Like Elvis’ Christmas? 33. 10 decibels 36. *Deck’em 38. Ivory Coast neighbor 40. Utmost degree 41. Not sympathetic 44. Maryland Academy 46. Young and inexperienced 48. Second-largest Great Lake 49. Talks and talks and talks 50. It houses web content 51. “On Golden Pond” bird 52. Open-mouthed astonishment 53. Shakespearean “does” 54. Tiny bit 55. Port vessel 58. Mrs. Goldberg, e.g.


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