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HOSPITAL COUNCIL: NO COMING DOWN SEAL FOR YOU Philanthropic goal almost met SARA MATTHIS

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he final walls will come down on Friday, March 15 at Fishermen’s Community Hospital. The Baptist Health South Florida facility was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017, and the crumbling edifice is being removed to make way for a state-of-the-art hospital. The groundbreaking is set for December 2019, and construction is expected to be complete in 18 months. Rick Freeburg, chief executive officer of Mariners Hospital in Tavernier and Fishermen's Community Hospital, gave a brief presentation to the Marathon City Council on March 12. Since the modular temporary hospital was installed, Baptist Health has reportedly slowed its operational losses from $1 million a month, to about $500,000, Freeburg said. In the 17 months the group has operated the Marathon hospital, it has seen 10,200 patients in the emergency room, provided imaging procedures for another 6,000 patients, and treated 14,300 in its outpatient division. It has admitted 14 patients, for a total of 28 days in-patient care. “Baptist Health South Florida has sent more than $45 million for Fishermen’s Community Hospital in capital investment and operating losses since its acquisition in 2017,” Freeburg told the council. Mike Leonard, chairman of the Fishermen’s Community Hospital Foundation, is positively giddy over the success of its fundraising campaign. “To date, we have raised $11,300,000 of our $15 million goal and we expect to reach our goal by May 1,” Leonard said. He reported that the foundation has signed up 59 “founders” — a person who donates $60,000 or more to the hospital — in the past year, and signed up 35 “young philanthropist” members. Leonard also said 410 individuals and businesses have made charitable donations to the foundation through sponsorships, donating raffle items, and the purchase of bricks. In July 2018, the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a special taxing district to support the hospital’s indigent care (non-paying patients) costs. The ad-valorem tax, which rolled out in 2019, is 0.5 mills or less for a maximum of 10 years. The goal, hospital officials have said, is to raise about $15 million, in addition to the $15 million in charitable donations. Freeburg did not offer any details about the hospital’s recent costs for indigent care, nor did the council ask for that data.

SARA MATTHIS

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n March 12, Marathon Councilman Dan Zieg, Steve Cook and Luis Gonzalez voted not to adopt an official City of Marathon seal. The discussion arose out of a disagreement between Zieg and Councilman Mark Senmartin soon after the most recent election, regarding the use, or display, of a city seal in campaign endorsements and ads. Formally adopting a city seal is one way to control its use, according to City Attorney David Migut. “I think this is extremely difficult to enforce. I’m just not in favor of it,” said Zieg. Senmartin said the seal has been misused. “But whether or not it hasn’t, it’s ours, it belongs to the city. I honestly don’t see the big deal.” The vote was 2-3, with Mayor John Bartus siding with Senmartin. In other news: • The council voted to back the county’s proposed legislation to codify the state’s responsibility in taking cases, come 2023. City Attorney David Migut explained that although it’s called the “50-50” rule, Marathon could be subject to judgment costs higher than 50 percent without the new language, and lower than 50 percent if the new bill is passed. For more about this discussion, please refer to the Feb. 28 issue of the Weekly Newspaper. • The city received a donation from Courtney Macias from sales of her book “Journeys Through Irma.” This is the second donation to the city’s parks and recreation department to finance scholarships for the holiday and summer camps for children. • The council also tabled discussion of the affordable housing cash fund. The ordinance, passed in 2009, requires property owners who wish to move a building right (demolish an old building on a dry lot, and build new waterfront home, for example) must also pay to help develop affordable housing. They can do that by donating land, or building new affordable housing. Or, they can pay 10 percent in cash of the cost of a new affordable dwelling. In 2006, the cost of a new affordable house was set at $200,000. The council agreed the percentage and cost of affordable housing was too low. It will reconvene during a special meeting to consider the affordable housing fund, CORRECTION as well as permitting and impact In a March 7 story, the Marathon fees. Staff was Weekly incorrectly identified the instructed to invite sponsors of a golf tournament to stakeholders such benefit Domestic Abuse Center. as developers and The sponsors were US1 Graphics real estate agents. and Roger George’s Native Taxi. We apologize for the error.


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KEYS EATS

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SARA MATTHIS

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FROM U THE GROUND UP Key Colony Beach has new pizza place

ntil recently, Key Colony Beach residents would need to make a trip down Sadowski Causeway or further to find pizza and ice cream. As of Causeway Pizza’s January opening, that’s no longer the case. Causeway’s owner Tim Cook and his wife had visited the Keys on and off for about eight years before Hurricane Irma. When the storm hit, a crew from Cook’s construction company was already loaded up with gear, ready to come in as soon as possible and begin rebuilding. This deeper involvement in the community sparked ideas for a new venture. “I had sold my seafood restaurant in Tallahassee four years ago. I knew I’d open up another one, but I wasn’t sure what kind or where." Upon seeing the damage the restaurant’s current building had sustained, Cook finally saw his prospective new location and began talking to Harry Kircher, the owner of the property. “Harry is big on making sure any store in the building fits with his concepts. I talked with him and other Key Colony residents about what they could envision doing well in the space. What we got back was: pizza, wings, ice cream and sports.” With a general idea in mind, Cook explained his vision to Kircher. “We wanted the total package,” he explained. “We wanted a great location by the water with outdoor seating and, of course, good food.” Inspired by his 4-yearold daughter, Cook also wanted Causeway to be a place for families. A large side room will eventually be available for pizza and ice cream parties where children can throw their own dough and make their own pies. Turning Cook’s vision into a reality took about three months of construction between himself and manager Dez Smith. “Harry knew I was a contractor and could gut the place, and that’s what we did, from floor to ceiling.” As a finishing touch, the team brought in photography by Andrew Eales of Formula Freediving to pay tribute to the Keys’ aquatic life as an important part of the restaurant’s aesthetic charm. The eatery boasts a real chef — Felipe Gallego. Cook said the Venezuelan native interviewed HIM before he decided whether to apply. “He asked to see my ingredients first,” Cook said. “He takes pizza seriously.” Indeed, Causeway Pizza shops the local fresh produce stand for its ingredients, and makes its sauce in-house. Plus, Cook said he has ties to the commercial fishing industry and so the seafood products are very fresh, very tasty. Causeway Pizza opened its doors on Jan. 17 to more business than they could have imagined. “There were three days when we completely sold out of pizzas by 7:30 p.m. We literally had no more dough to sell to people,” said Dez. Although primarily a pizza parlor, the shop has found some of its other offerings to be best-sellers as well. Case in point: their bacon-wrapped lobster bites, made with fresh Florida Keys spiny lobster, have also sold out multiple times. While they are off to a fast start, Cook plans to expand Causeway’s offerings in the near future. Catering, a cook-your-catch option, and expanded delivery options are in the cards. “We’re in it for the long haul,” said Cook. “We want to make sure that we can make it long-term.” Causeway Pizza is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, with an extra hour until 11 p.m. on Friday through Sunday. Visit them at 301 Sadowski Causeway in Key Colony Beach or at 305-735-4116.


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MARATHON WEEKLY / MARCH 14, 2019 SAVE THE DATE Through April 6 • “La Cage Aux Folles” at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Marathon Community Theatre. Thursday, March 14 • Karma yoga with Debra at 9 a.m. at Marathon Community Park amphitheater.$10 donation for nonprofit. • Ned’s Wing Night at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon.

GRASSY KEY’S FIRST TEACHER MARATHON HISTORY BRAD BERTELLI

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inderella Jane “Sis” Saunders was born on April 18, 1854 in North Abaco, Bahamas. Cinderella would move to Key West in the 1860s or early 1870s. There she would marry Jeremiah “William” Palmer in 1874. Before his death in 1883, they would have three children named Florida, Marion and William. Cinderella would remarry, to John Aggleston Curry, in 1885. John Curry was born on Key Vaca on July 2, 1850. In terms of occupation, he has been listed as a seaman, sponger and sea captain. John and Cinderella would have four children: Emma Ellen, Leona, Normina, and Donald James. Leona Curry would be born on Sept. 1, 1890. She would marry Harold Gibson in 1919 and become Grassy Key’s first school teacher. Her father, John Curry, would die at Leona’s home in Key West on Nov. 8, 1932. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.

Friday, March 15 • Digital Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marathon library. • Marathon Garden Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m. at the garden club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM50, Bayside, Marathon. • Seven Meter Sadowski Bridge Run, 2 p.m., Key Colony Beach. • 4-5-6 with Barbie Bell at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Saturday, March 16 • Master gardener plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at The Home Depot, Marathon. • Duplicate bridge at noon at the Senior Center, Marathon. • Teen Book Club at 2:30 p.m.; chess for all ages from 4 to 6 p.m., Marathon library. • Before St. Patrick’s Day Party with Michael J at 3 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Sunday, March 17 • Car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Curry Hammock State Park, Grassy Key. • Duplicate bridge, 1 p.m., Senior Center, 535 33rd St. gulfside, Marathon. • Key Colony Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade, at 5 p.m. To enter a float or vehicle call 302-841-9812 or email ted.fischer1@verizon.net • Drawings and Queen of Hearts at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Monday, March 18 • Adult art class (beginners to advanced) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marathon library. • Bingo (public) at 7 p.m. at DAV, Marathon. Tuesday, March 19 • Story time for babies and infants at 9:30 a.m., Marathon library. • Bar Bingo with FIREBALL # at 6 p.m. at DAV, Marathon.

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A construction crew has begun rehabilitating Pigeon Key’s Old Wooden Bridge. LARRY BENVENUTI/Contributed

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HISTORY REPAIRED Pigeon Key’s wooden bridge undergoing extensive rehabilitation

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irst built in 1937, Pigeon Key’s wooden bridge has had a long life. “It’s certainly seen a lot of stuff come and go,” said Kelly McKinnon, executive director of the Pigeon Key Foundation. “It’s certainly one of my favorite elements of the island.” Currently there’s a crane on the tiny island in the middle of the 7 Mile Bridge. The crew from Empire Builders has started work by building a staircase and putting up construction fencing. McKinnon said the old timbers should start coming off this week. The rehabilitation is expected to cost $1.9 million and take up to nine months to complete. “It’s going to look exactly the way it does now, with the exception of an additional rail system inside the existing rail system for safety purposes,” McKinnon said. The project is part of the larger scope of restoring a portion of the Old 7 Mile Bridge, made possible with the support of the state Department of Transportation, Monroe County, Tourism Development Council and the City of Marathon. The completed bridge will be able to support a large vehicle, such as a fire truck or ambulance.


MUSIC

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Four Sheets to the Wind plays at Skipjack’s Resort on March 2. MIKE HOWIE/Keys Weekly

‘YOU HAVE TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT’ Four Sheets to the Wind brings unique sound

MIKE HOWIE

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he sun begins to slip away on a warm Friday evening in Marathon. At Skipjack’s Resort, a friendly woman at a poolside table offers bug spray to someone doing battle with the nosee-ums at the tiki bar. Next to the bar, four musicians set up microphones and instruments: an acoustic guitar, a dobro, a pouch full of harmonicas – and a gigantic standup bass. Four Sheets to the Wind begins to play. The sun sets. The bugs go away. Before the first set is over, the woman tending bar is very busy. Most of the seats around the tiki bar are full. There are few empty chairs at the tables between the pool and the band. Four Sheets to the Wind, like most successful acts in the Keys, offers something unique. You get three-part harmony, dobro – and that homemade bass – and a set list that includes the Rolling Stones, Hank Williams, Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Buffett. “You have to be a little different,” said Donnie McDaniel, who plays guitar and sings lead with the band. “You’ve got a lot of bands that play rock. You don’t have a lot of threepart harmony.” Members have come and gone, but the band has had the same lineup for three seasons: McDaniel, Dan Newhall, Penny Newhall and Tony Palmer. “We’re all friends,” said McDaniel. “That’s contagious. When people see us up there having fun, they have fun.” “Fun is Number 1,” agreed Penny Newhall, who wears a flower in her

hair, sings harmony, sometimes plays keyboard, and takes over playing bass when her husband Dan plays harmonica. “Interaction with the audience is the biggest thing,” said Palmer. “No matter how good or how bad, no matter how much money, there’s nothing better than at the end of the night someone comes up and says, ‘You know, I really enjoyed your playing.’ Even if it’s just one person.” The band’s gigs generally start around the first of the year, when the Newhalls arrive in Marathon from their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Palmer, who plays guitar, dobro and pedal steel guitar, spends most of the year on Big Pine Key, with the warm months in his native Rhode Island. McDaniel, who lives on his boat based at Bonefish Marine on Coco Plum, is from central Indiana. Even though he handles the patter between songs and takes lead vocals, McDaniel had “never been in a band” before Four Sheets. He’d sung in a gospel quartet and played with folks for fun. “It doesn’t get old to me,” he said. “But I also make rookie mistakes.” If he’s not focused on the song he’s singing, “I tend to let my mind wander and I can miss lyrics. “I feel like I’m a better entertainer than I am a singer or musician.” He gets help from the harmonies supplied by the Newhalls. Married since 1975, they’ve been performing together for decades. Both have been making music in some way virtually since childhood. “I would personally be just as happy (singing) in my living room, as long as I had the other two parts,” said Penny. “I would sing a cappella.” Dan echoed his wife: “I do it

for my own pleasure,” he said. His sister happens to be visiting the Keys and, with a nod to her, he said, “We started singing with our mother.” Both Penny and Dan have performed extensively in Virginia. With Four Sheets, Penny said, “we have developed this elaborate choreography” when they trade the bass back and forth when Dan is going to play harmonica. Palmer switches instruments, too, between dobro and electric guitar. (He also plays pedal steel guitar, an instrument he taught himself to play – and learned so well that in 2006 he was inducted into the Rhode Island Country Music Hall of Fame on that instrument.) “I consider myself an average guitar player and an average dobro player,” he said, “and a very good musician,” noting he can learn songs quickly and understands their structure. “I’ve played a couple thousand gigs in my lifetime,” Palmer said, “but through this band I really learned that it’s all about the vocals. I really adjusted my playing.” The band can also adjust on the fly, quickly inserting a requested song into a set or changing things up if the crowd warrants it. “Virtually every song we play at one time was either a number one hit or a top 10 hit,” said Palmer, “so these are songs that people really enjoy.” “We play to our crowd,” said McDaniel. “When the crowd’s really into the music, then that’s just magic to me.” Four Sheets to the Wind plays Fridays at Sparky’s Landing and Saturdays at Skipjack’s; for other gigs, check out the group’s Facebook page.

ALL ABOUT THAT BASS In 2012, “Joe Mama needed a bass player” for his gigs at Burdines, said Dan Newhall, who had been playing harmonica with him. His idea? “I’ll build one.” That “one” is unlike any other stand-up bass you are likely to see. He got a set of bass strings at Byers Music in Marathon so he could measure for the instrument’s length. Then he went to Home Depot and looked at every 4 by 8 sheet of lauan plywood the store had, picking one that sounded right when he thumped it. (This is a guy who, years ago, wanted to play banjo. “I bought the parts for six banjos, built them, kept one and sold the others.”) “I just figured out what to do,” said Newhall, who once owned a fix-it shop, back when fix-it shops could repair just about anything. The bass took him three days. Penny Newhall suggested making the soundholes in the shape of dolphins, based on the design of a T-shirt from a music festival years ago in Marathon. So Dan carved those, too. And voila: a bass. “I named her Lauan,” he said.


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ON THE STAGE

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WE ARE WHAT WE ARE MCT musical teaches lesson of acceptance with no shortage of laughs ALEX RICKERT

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little tension between in-laws is normal in a marriage. Tension because one pair despises everything the other pair stands for? Much less common. Let Marathon Community Theatre’s newest musical, “La Cage Aux Folles,” show how it plays out. Georges (John Hunt) and Albin (John Journell) have made it through 20 years of marriage, but their bonds are strained when Georges’ biological son Jean-Michel (Justin Ahearn) comes home with an announcement. He is engaged to the love of his life, Anne Dindon (Sarah Brignac). Albin is less than thrilled, wondering where they went wrong in raising a heterosexual son, but Georges is delighted. Well … delighted until he discovers that Anne’s father is Edouard Dindon (Jerry Nussenblatt), the Deputy General of the Tradition, Family, and Morality Party intent on closing all local drag clubs. This mission doesn’t quite square with JeanMichel’s parents’ occupation: Georges manages “La Cage Aux Folles,” a Saint Tropez drag nightclub, and Albin is the club’s star performer under the name of “Zaza.” Desperate to conceal his parents’ true occupations in an effort to make his family situation more palatable to his potential in-laws, Jean-Michel falsely informs them that Georges is a retired diplomat. But he also has one last favor to ask of Georges: redecorating his less-than-traditional apartment and inviting his absentee biological mother for a dinner to gain Edouard’s approval. When Jean-Michel’s final request is to ask his “mother” Albin to disappear for the evening, he sets off a chain of events that will lead both himself and his father to re-examine Albin’s importance in their lives. From the opening number to the finale, audiences are sure to be entertained by the dancing, extravagant

costumes, and laugh-out-loud antics of “Les Cagelles,” the ensemble of drag performers seen throughout the show. Rarely is a production able to keep its audience laughing all the way through low-light scene changes, but “La Cage” accomplishes this feat many times over. An innovative rotating set design allows for efficient transitions between several diverse locations. By the end of the second act, the cast has undoubtedly portrayed director Fred Hundhammer’s thematic vision for the evening: “This show is about an unusual family, but a fam-

ily nonetheless.” The strong acting and vocal performances of Hunt, Journell, and Ahearn allow patrons to witness plenty of humor mixed with moments of powerful, raw emotion as the three explore their group dynamic and come to a new understanding of what exactly it is that truly defines their “family.” The conclusion they reach is sure to be appreciated by all. “La Cage” has an 8 p.m. curtain on Thursdays through Saturdays until April 6, with a matinee on Sunday, Mar. 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the MCT box office, by calling 305-743-0994, or by visiting www.marathontheater.org.

John Hunt, John Journell and Justin Ahearn star in “La Cage.” ALEX RICKERT/Keys Weekly

“Les Cagelles,” an ensemble of drag performers, keep the audience laughing.


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KEYS SCHOOLS

SARA MATTHIS

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MARATHON WEEKLY / MARCH 14, 2019

NO COLLEGE COUNSELOR @ MHS Key West and Coral Shores offer that service to students

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Christina Belotti of Monroe County was recently recognized as the Take Stock in Children state alumna of the year in Tallahassee. She was one of the first Monroe County high school graduates of the program, and went on to earn advanced degrees. She teaches at Marathon Middle High School.

ey West High School has a college counselor. Coral Shores High School has a college counselor. Marathon High School does not. The need was revealed by parent Cathy Walters at a recent Monroe County School District meeting. “The other two schools have a separate position for a college advisor,” she said, later. “All the kids deserve to have someone take time to sit down with them and ask what are their dreams and how they can make them happen — whether that’s a university, a community college, or a trade school.” What Marathon Middle High School does have is two guidance counselor positions — one serving 6th to 9th grades, and the other 10th to 12th grades. Counselors provide social and psychological services, as well as track academic progress, i.e., whether the students have the proper credits to graduate. Nine months ago, when the mental health plan was forming in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety bill, School Superintendent Mark Porter said the school guidance counselors devote most of the work week to academic concerns. The Weekly asked Porter if Marathon High School needs a college counselor, or what the district calls a CAPS counselor. “I’m not necessarily qualified to make that decision,” said Porter, referencing the district’s decentralized decision-making process. “That’s why we let the ‘building’ make the decision about what’s really needed. We really need both. The tough part about it is there’s significant need both in the guidance area and the college counselor area.” Marathon High School used to have a CAPS counselor, but the position disappeared years ago. School board member John Dick used to hold that position, and he said it was invaluable to the students. “It affects future outcomes,” Dick said. Porter and Marathon High School principal Wendy McPherson said the school budget is based on enrollment. Some of the allotment must be spent on certain positions — for example,

school principal – but other money is subject to the perceived needs of the school. Marathon Middle High School has about 650 students, spread out over six grades; Key West High School has about 1,250 and Coral Shores High School has 715. Marathon High School does receive a stipend for a CAPS counselor, but the funds are allocated elsewhere. McPherson said if the school had a college counselor, he or she would help the students with personality tests, or skill inventories, and also be able to point them toward particular colleges, universities or vocational programs. “Basically, a CAPS counselor helps the students with an exit strategy,” she said. The Coral Shores High School CAPS counselor is Christanne Harris; she earns $60,100 annually. The Key West High School CAPS counselor is Lydia Estenoz, earning $54,700. Both women provided the Weekly an extensive list of their duties – beginning with meeting with every junior and senior at least four times a year. The CAPS counselors assist with college transcripts, Florida Bright Futures scholarships, and help students polish college admission essays. “I provide information to students about specific program offerings at specific colleges and universities in and out of state. I approve and track their college visits and I also connect them with military recruiters as needed,” Estenoz said. Harris said she meets with every senior individually at least one time in their last semester to discuss post-grad plans. “Many seniors I see every day. I have an open policy and meet with their parents and students for private meetings on a regular basis,” Harris said. Walters, the parent of a student at Marathon High School, said she worries most about the “regular” kids. There is a Take Stock in Children counselor for low-income families at MMHS, and AVID curriculum, typically geared toward first-generation college students. “The students I worry about are the ones that I meet at the Hammock House,” Walters said, referring to the free after-school care for elementary and middle school children at St. Columba Episcopal Church. “They are somewhere in the middle.” Staff at Marathon High School does help graduating seniors with college transcripts, and does host an annual college fair. In 2017, the Take Stock In Children counselor held an hour-long seminar for parents of mainstream students seeking higher education. About 30 students and parents attended. Coral Shores High School Take Stock grads in 2019: 13 graduates General grads from 2018: • 86 students headed to 4-year university • 68 students headed to community college • 8 students headed to vocational program Key West High School Take Stock grads in 2019: 25 graduates General graduates from 2018: • 88 headed to a university (4-year institution) • 98 headed to a college (2 or 4-year institution) • 12 headed to vocational training school (1 yr/ less) • 14 joined the military or chose an alternative plan Marathon High School* Take Stock grads in 2019: 13 graduates General graduates from 2018: • 71 students headed to colleges or universities • 4 headed to the military (*The school district was unable to provide a break down of how many MHS students went off to university, versus those headed to a community or state college.)


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arents bring their very young children — six months and up — to the pool four days a week for 10 minutes, for up to six weeks. The objective is to teach children swim survival — some call it self-rescue — using the swim-floatsurvive technique and possibly save their lives. “This is something I am passionate about,” said Andrea Thompson. She is the founder of the Florida Keys Drowning Prevention Task Force, and also the captain of EMS and Trauma Star for Monroe County Fire Rescue. She has spent about two years putting this program together. Step one was funding to get a $21,000 grant from the Keys Health Ready Coalition. Step two was persuading a qualified instructor — Nadyne Siegel-Brown of Georgia — to teach four Keys women the ropes. Thompson said Siegel-Brown is so committed to the Keys project, she’s offering the training at cost. SiegelBrown has more than 30 years of swim instructing experience and specializes in teaching special needs children swim survival. “During those six weeks, she’ll be certifying our Keys teachers, as well as teaching students,” Thompson said. Classes will be taught at the Hyatt pool in Marathon and the Martin Luther King pool in Key West. (Marathon does not have a public pool, further hampering swim proficiency, and so the nonprofit has accepted the generous offer of the use of the resort pool.)

There are 48 slots open to Keys children for the first classes beginning April 22. With so many babies, each slotted for a very specific time period, Thompson said the nonprofit will use sophisticated software to handle the scheduling at keys2swim.com. The goal is to teach 80 to 100 children swim survival lessons each year. Thompson, Candace Grostefon, Lara Rutskin Martin, all of Marathon, and Susan Mitchell of Key West, will all become certified in the infant swim protocol. Rutskin-Martin is a mother to two young girls; the youngest is learning to swim now. “This is a big need in the Keys. You can’t live down here and not know how to swim,” she said. “So many children depend on arm floaties and they will never learn that way. And it breaks my heart that so many kids are scared of the water.” According to the state, Florida leads the country in drowning deaths for children ages 1-4. Unfortunately, Monroe County leads the state in drowning deaths, but victims in the Keys are typically middle-aged. Since 2008, 57 people have drowned in the Keys, most in Key West (42 percent) and Marathon (19 percent). “The Drowning Prevention Task Force was formed to make pool and swim safety a health priority in Monroe County,” said the county health department’s Alison Kerr, who is also

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a founder of the group. In addition to Kerr and Thompson, the founding board includes Charlene Sprinkle, Emily Mutschler, Marie Braun and Erin Donald. Thompson said not every child will have to undergo the entire six weeks of training; some will master the selfrescue technique earlier.

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The Florida Keys Watercolor Society kicked off its 37th annual Judged Exhibition in the gallery of the Marathon Community Theatre on March 3, with a crowd of more than 200 guests. Wellknown Key West artist Martha dePoo was the judge for this year’s event and awarded 10 artists prizes and ribbons. Back row, from left: Brenda Dolhanczyk took Best of Show; Joanna Dole, 2nd Place Watercolor; Sandy Mezinis, 1st Place Watercolor; Nancy Dolhanczyk, 3rd Place in Mixed Media; Peter Sterling Turner, 1st Place for Mixed Media; and Julie Joyce-Rehbock, the Fandango Award (for the most lively and exciting). Seated, from left: Dale Malone took 3rd Place in Watercolor; M. Ann Lynch, the Caribbean Award (for most tropical); Nancy Ostroff, the 2nd Mixed Media Award; and Geri Weir won the Rainbow Award (for best use of color). Viewing of the show is each Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at the evening performances of “La Cage Aux Folles” before the curtain and during intermissions, through April 6. All artwork is for sale, with 20 percent of the proceeds donated to Marathon Community Theatre as a gesture of artists helping the arts. CONTRIBUTED

BRIEFLY Seven METER Bridge run happens Friday

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Monroe County Sheriff Officer Sgt. Linda Mixon writes: I began my career on 41st Street in 1994, where our substation was located. I went on to be assigned to the area for 10 years. Ms. Lillie helped law enforcement keep the area clean of trash and crime. She assisted us for those 10 years; she was an amazing community activist and supported us in so many ways. She spent her last few years in a home in Miami, and she just passed away. Her ashes were spread on 39th Street recently. We made a memorial in her old yard, made possible by John Qualls Jr., the owner of John's Landscaping of Marathon. Pictured top is myself; Valerie, Ms. Lillie’s niece; and Sgt. Chuck Kellenberger. CONTRIBUTED

Carli Cronin suddenly and tragically left this life on Nov. 24, 2018. She is survived by her parents, Deborah Fisher and Michael Cronin; her stepfather Terry Fisher; stepbrothers and -sisters Nick Cronin, Sonia Cronin, Steve Fisher, Carrie Fisher-Chamberlin; godson Nathaniel Lochard; best friend forever Santana Carranza; nieces and nephews Shawn Van Norman, Carl Cronin, Nichole Cronin-Didio and Chelsea Cronin-Denby; aunts Lori Van Norman and Cathy CroninLaurer; uncle Doug Cronin; as well as numerous cousins, and many, many others, who loved her dearly. She is now safely in the loving arms of her uncle Michael Van Norman, aunt Tina Cronin, grandparents Elizabeth and Carl Cronin, uncle Denny Cronin, nanny Mary Philcox, and uncle Steve Philcox. Friends are welcome to join us for Carli's Celebration of Life on her birthday — Saturday, March 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cabana Club, Key Colony Beach.

Don’t be late for the annual Seven Meter Sadowski Bridge Run on Friday, March 15 that begins at 2 p.m. Since the whole race only lasts about five minutes, runners and walkers should assemble early — on the walkway and grassy area to the northern end of the Key Colony Beach Causeway bridge by 1:50 p.m. Oh, and wear a toga if you like (March 15 is the Ides of March). There is no registration, and no rules (run, walk or cycle), save one: no parking is permitted on the causeway or walkways, so arrive on foot or cycle. A limited number of T-shirts will be sold at cost on the day of the race at Sunset Park. Car show Sunday at Curry Hammock Curry Hammock State Park on Grassy Key will host a vintage car show on Sunday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests pay the park admission, and are welcome to stay all day. Park hours are from 8 a.m. to sundown. The event is being sponsored by the community support organization Friends of the Islamorada Area State Parks. Grilled burgers and hot dogs will be available to purchase.For more information, call 305-289-2690. Drive safe with AARP A one-day AARP safe driving class is set for Tuesday, March 26 from

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants should bring their lunch to the Plantation Key Sheriff’s office near MM 88. The class cost is $15 for AARP members (please bring your card) and $20 for non-members. Organizers say some participants could earn a discount on car insurance. To reserve a seat, call Mary Lou 305-394-3878. Garden club meets Friday The monthly meeting of the Marathon Garden Club will take place on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m. at the garden club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM50, Bayside. Sharon Lieberman of Key West will present a program on growing succulents in the garden and in containers. She will discuss using them in the landscape and will show how to create interesting, easy-tocare-for succulent containers. Guests are always welcome. Call 305-7434971 for more information or visit www.marathongardenclub.org. VA official to visit DAV in Marathon Marc McCabe, bureau chief for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will be at the DAV Hall in Marathon on Thursday, March 21 at 1 p.m. to offer assistance for any veteran business. The DAV Hall is located at 7280 Overseas Highway, at the corner of Overseas Highway and Aviation Boulevard.


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‘THE BOIS’ FOR THE WIN

Students learn financial literacy for prize SYDNEY SCHUHMACHER www.keysweekly.com

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hat is the principal of a loan? How is a credit score calculated? On March 12, Keys Federal Credit Union held Marathon High School’s first Financial Fitness competition and awarded the winners — Aaron Tipsword, Luke Hoffman and Aydan Child, otherwise known as “The Bois” — a cool $1,500 for answering questions like this correctly. While last year, the financial fitness event was only held in Key West, it now includes all high school students in the Keys. Each high school had a regional competition this week, and the top three teams will compete again on March 27-28. The Keyswide winners will receive an additional $1,500, and go on to compete online against other teams in Florida. The Financial Fitness Challenge culminates in a live contest between the top two Florida and Alabama teams in Orlando. Each level means more prize money. Juli Lewis, the director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, came from Tampa to moder-

Aydan Child, Luke Hoffman and Aaron Tipsword receive a big check from Keys Federal Credit Union’s Mary Lou Carn, right, and Juli Lewis, the director of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation. “The Bois” were sponsored by the Keys Weekly Newspaper.

ate the competition. She created the Financial Fitness competition three years ago when she joined the foundation, dedicated in part to financial education. Lewis moderated the event, accompanied by Keys Federal Credit Union’s Mary Lou Carn and Sarah Evans. The goal is, of course, financial literacy. “They need to be able to survive after they get out of high school,” said Carn. “They have to able to pay bills. If they are going to college, they are going to have to know how to make a budget. If they stay in town, the more financially savvy they are, the better chance they’ll have of being able to live in the Keys and be able to sustain a Keys existence without having to leave.” All students who participated in the competition have a class with teacher James Murphy, who said he thinks financial literacy will soon become a class of its own.

Abby Franck, Jay Walters and Mary Ryder and answer questions about money apps, credit cards and auto loans. They were sponsored by Florida Keys Electric Cooperative. SYDNEY SCHUHMACHER/Keys Weekly

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VET, LOCAL PADDLE LEGEND GO 300 MILES

1. Scott Baste, paddleboarder and owner of Paddle the Florida Keys, left, and veteran Josh Collins, embark on a 300-plus mile journey from Tampa Bay to Key Largo. CONTRIBUTED 2. Baste and Collins say paddling together helped through some hairy situations. 3. Baste and Collins congratulate each other with a hug upon arrival in Key Largo on the evening of March 8.

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eteran Josh Collins and local paddleboard legend Scott Baste have completed the Everglades Challenge once before. Besides Baste and Collins, only two others have completed the long, daunting, yet exhilarating paddle down the Florida Bay. Recently, the two set out trying to conquer the journey for the second time. Paddling 307 miles in five days and 22 hours, the two made it yet again, but this time it was a bit more special. Collins and Baste took off from Tampa Bay on March 2 en route to Key Largo. The journey, completed on the evening of March 8, brought some fun times and some challenging moments with some wicked headwinds. A special operations combat veteran, with multiple rotations to Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia, Collins is a wounded warrior with four documented traumatic brain injuries. He retired out of the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment in 2008, but he continued to support the military as a contractor stateside and abroad. During a training exercise in 2013, he sustained a major concussion. He spent months in the hospital for sustained traumatic brain injury therapy and subsequently retired. Following his hospitalization, his wife, Tonia, got him a stand-up paddleboard.

“I’ve been paddleboarding for about three years, almost four,” said Collins, who did this challenge for the military charity Black Dagger Military Hunt Club. “They help get people together in a sport they’re comfortable doing. They were the first organization to reach out to me about going hunting. We got out there, and the next thing you know you’re with the boys again for a three-day weekend.” Setting out on the paddle March 2, Collins and Baste say it was an interesting rivalry, as they were both vying to be the first one to complete it twice. The two met during last year’s Everglades Challenge, which Baste completed for the first time. Collins completed it in 2017. “He had a partner who fell out,” Collins said. “We wound up at Charlotte Harbor where we started paddling together. Then I decided to go outside from Sanibel because it got rough for me, but we caught up with each other.” “At first we paddled separately until the third day,” Baste said. “We went back and forth and decided to go together and consolidate abilities so we could increase our chances of finishing.” The two would paddle for about 20 hours before getting some rest. Baste noted that Collins had strong navigational skills during the night, and Baste had better feel of the course’s bottom section with his local knowledge. Collins said paddling together was beneficial for using each other’s strengths and being there for one another’s weaknesses.

“With two people, it cuts down on the workload,” Collins said. “And an extra set of eyes is nice. There were times where it was tough, but we were able to relax along the way.” While there were some mistakes and hairy situations, Baste said, they worked together and game-planned quickly. “Over the course, things change and you have to reset your goals and route,” Baste said. “We paddle the same speed, so that helps, too. We weren’t pushing each other too hard and we didn’t have to play keep up and wait up.” This was Collins’ seventh expedition in the past three years. He does it for different charities in a journey to inspire and raise awareness about veterans’ suicide. As for this year’s Everglades Challenge, he said he was glad to have Baste with him along the way. “Selfless is a word that comes to mind,” Collins said about Baste. “He’s very passionate and I really enjoyed having him as a teammate because he is a strong supporter.” Baste and Collins say they both hope to complete the challenge for a third time, and do so with a few others.


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MARATHON WEEKLY / MARCH 14, 2019 The Marathon Weekly is proud to partner with Marathon Middle 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? I don’t like avocados.

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he Disabled American Veterans #122 in Marathon is hosting its sometimes-annual “Ladies Night” on Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Jeff “Rocker” — that’s his stage name — is bringing a crew of three other guys. “Let’s see, I’ve been doing this full-time since 2004,” Jeff said. And it’s full-time, year-round. “I didn’t go on this last tour through Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, but we sent a crew doing about 30 shows in as many days.” Jeff said the show is “clean and fun” and not “just guys standing up there in boxer briefs.” “We put on a whole production with lights and good music and scenes,” he said, “and we try to bring the girls out of their seats and make them a part of the scene.” The event is a fundraiser for DAV #122. “We continue to expand our services for the disabled veterans and the entire community in Marathon,” said Char Hruska, commander of the auxiliary. “We will use the funds to support our DAV with building expenses and instead of scholarships this year, the auxiliary voted to extend funds to Marathon High School graduates who have enlisted in the Armed Forces.” More scholarship details will be available soon. Jeff said his favorite part of the show is watching the women’s expressions. “It’s funny and a great compliment to see the expressions on their faces when we do certain moves. We just really like putting on a great show." Tickets are $30 and are expected to sell out soon. For more details, call 305-743-4705 or 305-849-0975. Tickets are available at the DAV and the Weekly Newspapers office in Marathon. — Weekly staff report


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COOL STUFF

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Mainstreaming

A look at what they're doing on the mainland

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TOP 10 THE TOP TEN PRIORITIES FOR FLORIDA KEYS DAY 10) Construct a new basketball arena/sports complex on Boot Key for the team formerly known as the Miami Heat. 9) Rename the Florida Keys Community College “Stock Island University” 8) Abolish ROGO 7) Establish dynamite as an acceptable method of harvesting iguana. 6) Convince Florida’s Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier to abandon his “pin-the-tail-on-thedonkey” methodology for setting windstorm rates in favor of science, historical data and economics.

Florida Keys officials, business leaders and administrators will head to Tallahassee next week to lobby state officials on critical issues effecting Monroe County. Since its inception 11 years ago, the event has served as a catalyst to reform windstorm insurance premiums, rehabilitate the old 7 Mile Bridge and solidify the Florida Keys Environmental Stewardship Act. This year the list of objectives include introducing the new governor and his cabinet to critical issues such as affordable housing and nearshore water quality. In advance of the event, the Weekly has polled some of the attendees to reveal….

BUY | Air Sack These things rank right up there in the magic category with Yeti cups. There are many brands of air sack, but the premise is the same — open the tube, drag it through the air, and seal it back up again. Good for floating on the water, or make-shift Spring Break bed. They start at $40 each.

WATCH | “Spring Breakers” Starring Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco, this 2013 flick pokes fun at the entire genre of Spring Break movies, and gives sloppy glimpses at the sordid nature of same. According to Rotten Tomatoes, “'Spring Breakers’ blends stinging social commentary with bikini cheesecake and a bravura James Franco performance.'”

5) Crown this 2019 martini-drinking champion held annually at the Governors Club. 4) Deliver a wet willy to Governor Ron DeSantis from former Islamorada Mayor Chris Sante. 3) Present State Representative Holly Raschein with a Casio sportswatch and a piece of Key Lime Pie on a stick for her 16+ years of public service. 2) Let the Department of Economic Opportunity know we have solved the affordable housing crisis. 1) Find out where all that lottery money is going.

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he Florida Legislature is in session. Be afraid. Be very afraid. This body meets for a session of only 60 days, and for that, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thankful. I can just imagine the havoc they would wreak if they were a full-time legislature. During the past several years, the Florida Legislature has attempted full frontal assaults on home rule. Home rule is the concept of the best and most responsive government being the most local government. City councils and county commissions know their communities and constituencies much better than legislators from other parts of the state who meet for 60 days in the way-out-of-the-way capital city of Tallahassee. Sadly, moneyed interests with deep pockets and lots of lobbyists donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want local communities to be able to make decisions in the best interests of their constituencies. They would rather that the state preempt local decision-making authority and make one-size-fits-all rules that favor the moneyed interests over people. What kind of interests? Telecommunications companies that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have to deal with all the different regulations that exist in each city and county. Large vacation rental brokerages that want legal unregulated vacation rentals everywhere in Florida. There are many interests that want the Legislature to eliminate any local control â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and they are willing to spend big bucks in Tallahassee to make it happen. So far, we have been able to keep our local vacation rental regulations in place because they existed before bills that prevent local control that were passed several years ago. While existing ordinances are â&#x20AC;&#x153;grandfatheredâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; protected â&#x20AC;&#x201D; local governments canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go in and change them at all. And there is a bill up for consideration this session that would eliminate the grandfathered protection; this would result in overnight rentals legal everywhere in Florida with no local licensing, no occupancy restrictions and no local control. The real scary thing is that even though this bill may not pass this session, one year soon, one like it probably will.

We are lucky to have a state representative and a state senator who both have our collective backs in Tallahassee. Holly JOHN Raschein and Anitere Flores BARTUS have seniority is the mayor of and are memthe City of Marabers and chairs thon. He also is of important a musician who performs around committees. They are also town. For more both in their see johnbartus. com last terms because of term limits. As local county and city officials head up to Tallahassee next week for Florida Keys Day, all of us will be trying to have our voices heard by legislators who have no idea about the Keys, our very unique issues, and the reasons we were declared an Area of Critical State Concern â&#x20AC;&#x201D; most of them donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know what that is. Education of legislators is an annual process; we are assisted in this effort by the Florida League of Cities. Their theme this year is We Live Local. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about local control of our communities because local governments respond best to local needs. They assist municipalities every year in our efforts to keep local control and fight the Legislatureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constant efforts to preempt local regulations. Please wish all of us luck as we go to Tallahassee and fight for home rule. â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Special thanks to everyone who made last weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Original Marathon Seafood Festival a success. Thanks to the Organized Fishermen of Florida, Marathon Chapter, the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, all the volunteers, entertainers, and our attendees for coming out and supporting a worthwhile cause. This year was the 43rd annual festival, and proceeds raised go to scholarships and efforts of both groups. This is Marathonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest event, and is the second largest event in the Keys, behind only Fantasy Fest. Personal thanks to my partner-in-music, Glenn Faast, for all his years working the stage with me, through two days of setup, two days of event, and a long teardown and pack-up at the end. Until next yearâ&#x20AC;Ś

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FUN @ THE FEST Locals, visitors devour the seafood With more than 20,000 attendees, the Marathon Seafood Festival is the premier event for great seafood, entertainment and fun in the Middle Keys. Sponsored by the Marathon Chamber of Commerce and the Marathon Chapter of the Organized Fishermen of Florida, the two days of food and entertainment concluded Sunday evening after serving about 2,500 pounds of lobster and 1,200 pounds of fresh fish. ­—Weekly Staff report BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly 1. Volunteers Dick Wuertz, left, Chuckie Burdo and Toni Appell prepare fish and shrimp. Combined they have 31 years of volunteering at the festival.

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4. The plating assembly line includes Paul Lebo, left, president of the Organized Fishermen of Florida’s Marathon chapter, and David May, right. 5. Arts and crafts are everywhere. 6. With more than 200 vendors, there was plenty to see. 7. 4-year-old Ava and 3-year-old Cole MacDonald of Marathon like the Turtle Hospital tent. 8. Rachel Lebo, left, and Mitch Gale run the fryers. Rachel also designed the logo for this year’s Seafood Festival T-shirt worn by the commercial fishermen. 9. Scott Bruno keeps the estimated 2,500 pounds of lobster cooking.


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MONROE COUNTY

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LONG-TERM RECOVERY NEW FUNDING SOURCES OPENING UP

Businesses are still facing challenges 17 months after Hurricane Irma, and FEMA funds to governments are still pending. Unincorporated Monroe County still looks to receive $70 million. Adding Islamorada, Key Colony, Marathon and Key West, that figure jumps to more than $150 million. JIM McCARTHY

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s communities await money to rebuild, new funding sources are getting ready to open up for businesses. That’s according to Helene Wetherington, county disaster recovery director, who shared information and provided updates during a recent Islamorada Chamber gathering regarding long-term recovery for businesses and tourism post-Irma. “I know it’s been 17 months since Irma,” she said. “And for more of you, hopefully you have recovered or you’re well on your way toward recovery. I know that it must seem so frustrating for this all to occur, but it’s happening and moving forward. In the next six months, we’ll see funds flowing through communities.” For businesses in the marine industry, Wetherington said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hoping to roll out $44.6 million to areas affected by the hurricane once it receives approval from NOAA to disburse funds. In October 2017, thenGov. Rick Scott requested U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to declare a fishery disaster. Ross made that declaration in February 2018. NOAA Fisheries allocated the more than $40 million to the state to respond to the disaster, but a proposal from FWC for use of funds still needs NOAA’s approval.

Per FWC’s proposal, $2.5 million would be allocated for lobster trap certificate buy-back and $3.7 million for lobster trap replacement. Wetherington said $10 million is proposed for direct payments to commercial fishermen, $7 million in direct payouts to seafood wholesale dealers and $1.3 million in direct payouts to licensed charter businesses. The program for payouts to commercial fishermen could roll out first, Wetherington said. Funding’s also being proposed for coastal habitat restoration, public fishing access repairs and marine debris cleanup. Wetherington said funds through NOAA will be allocated for the entire Irma impact area — not just Monroe County. She said she wants the county to be ready to jump on that money as soon as it becomes available. “Some folks tell me, ‘It’s too early, we don’t have details yet.’ But that’s OK. We can go ahead and be ready when programs roll out,” she said. Wetherington also touched on a proposed Recovery Workforce Training program through the state Department of Economic Opportunity to confront the lack of workers in the trades. Wetherington said the state thought it would be helpful to allocate money to train the workforce. No timeline has been outlined for the proposed program.

“We’ve also been talking to Florida Keys Community College, which started an apprenticeship program out of Key West and wants to run it in the Middle Keys and Key Largo,” she said. “We’re negotiating with FKCC to see if money can go to them to build an apprenticeship program. We’d be looking for businesses in trades to take apprentices once FKCC is up here.” She also noted the Business Recovery Grant Program, which DEO is eyeing to create for eligible business owners who are seeking reimbursement for the cost of replacing equipment and inventory damaged by Irma. Wetherington said there’s no timeline on this program either. “That should be helpful to a lot of businesses and restaurants and so forth that lost inventory and took a big hit there,” she said. As for Rebuild Florida, the $50 million program for Monroe County to repair, rebuild and elevate homes damaged by Irma, the deadline is fast approaching to apply. Wetherington said the program closes March 29.


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ou don’t need to encounter an oblivious, cellphone-toting individual in the middle of Simonton Dr. Stanley Sack Street to appreciate the degree to which electronic devices have taken over our lives. Kids are far from the exception to this phenomenon, and studies are beginning to show just how much they are exposed to those screens. A study in Pediatrics found that almost 97 percent of children have used a mobile device, and most started before one year of age. With this trend, are we far off from including a tablet in the nursery discharge pack? It appears that doing that might not be such a good thing, according to the pediatricians who study such things. Specialists have spent quite a bit of time in recent months researching, reporting and recommending where screen time is concerned. Let’s talk a little bit about what they’ve found, and what’s being said about it all in 2018 and 2019. It’s been known for a while that according to studies, excessive screen time can be associated with obesity and aggressive behavior in children. In addition, it’s been long suggested that too much time in front of the devices can hurt early child development — for example, kids may not pick up language as quickly. A recent study asked the question: “Is it really the screens, or are we just putting delayed children in front of them more—for example, to calm them?” When they allowed for that possibility, they still found that too much electronic exposure was associated with too little development. I know what you’re thinking. You may counter, “But I’m very careful to only put on those fancy programs determined by an

independent agency to produce child geniuses.” While this may seem logical and is well-meaning, the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Early Childhood has other thoughts, according to a statement from them that’s hot off the press. They tell us that in order to foster good development, child play should involve: 1. Interaction with caregivers (read: parents!) 2. Pretending 3. Problem solving 4. Talking 5. Physical activity (at least some of the time) Although it’s unlikely for most toys to do all of this, screen-based activities are hard-pressed to do much of it at all. And you, as a caregiver, can do all of it with your child! (It’s sort of good to know that human beings still have a place in our current world.) It may seem like a tall order with everything else going on, but at the end of the day — literally, sometimes — play is fun. And a bonus is that it need not be expensive. Perhaps the current lure of electronic devices is too great, but back in the day, everyone had stories of getting their young child a large, expensive toy, only to have them play all sorts of games with the box it came in. Bottom line: the recommendation is to shut off that electronic device after one hour. Yes, one hour. Actually, it’s best to eliminate electronics altogether between ages 1 and 2. Families should think about sitting down together and coming up with a media plan, so that family interaction time is preserved and screen time is reasonable. Even though things are busy, don’t deny yourself the joy of playing with your kids. Need more ideas? There are lots of websites out there that will offer up some. One site that gives parents some great suggestions on choosing toys for toddlers is www. zerotothree.org. Have fun!

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ark Whiteside, medical director of Florida Department of Health in Monroe County,

explains: The Florida Keys have a subtropical climate (average yearround temperature 77 degrees) and enjoy a healthy natural environment. There is less pollution in the Florida Keys compared to densely populated urban areas in South Florida, and there are no diseases specific to the climate. Warm temperatures and frequent sun exposure may put Monroe County residents at higher risk of heat exhaustion and skin cancer. For example, the incidence of melanoma and other skin cancers is higher than the statewide rates. There is an increased risk of insect-transmitted disease in the Florida Keys and there was a limited outbreak of dengue virus

in Key West in 2009-10, but thanks to community mobilization and effective mosquito control there has been no recent arbovirus (insecttransmitted virus) activity. I would certainly advise folks to protect themselves against midday sun. HYDRATE - nothing is more important than several glasses of pure water per day! Check the Health Department (Environmental Health) for our weekly beach advisories. Monroe County Community Health Almanac is an excellent resource for health issues and it is published online. Another online publication is Motion on the Ocean/Florida Health - Monroe County – a Public Health Guide to Physical Activity in Parks Across the Florida Keys. My name is Dr. Mark Whiteside, M.D. I am trained in infectious tropical diseases. I’m initially from Kansas City, Mo., but I’ve been living here since 1987. I am married and we raised our two children in Key West. I would characterize myself as a “nature guy” — a life-long birder and more recently a “butterflier.’” I enjoy the water, especially sailing.


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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

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If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… … you’re lucky like Jack Crowley! If you can only have one promoter, choose Jack Crowley. This man has tirelessly been promoting Key Colony Beach’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade for years and shows no signs of letting up. He goes all in for the holiday — with decorations, an outfit and a private after-parade party. We’ll let him do the talking … SARA MATTHIS

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Full name: Jack Crowley.

had a couple of rough years, and I am a true Cornhusker fan, have been for 70 years. Never miss a game in Lincoln! What TV or movie character do you most resemble? I've been approached in airports in past years and been asked if I was Roger Ebert, the movie critic.   Last book you read? “The Long Road to Mercy,” by David Baldacci.   Guilty pleasure? Spending time with my buddies at cocktail hour at Key Colony Inn. I've met some real characters while visiting with people, and also made some good friends.   Nerdiest passion? Getting ready for the St. Patrick's Day parade and putting on my leprechaun costume. Then organizing the parade. I have fun doing it.   If you could have lunch with any one person, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you eat? I would have lunch with John F. Kennedy. And probably have a plate of calamari and a martini!   Have you ever had any close brushes with danger? Yes, when I was going down the river in the Poudre Canyon of Colorado, and my canoe tipped over in freezing waters. Another close brush with danger was when I had colon cancer. But thankfully, I beat it and have been cancer-free for 12 years.

How many entries do you expect in the Key Colony Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade? Well, I think last year we had about 70 entries. We have law enforcement, and military vehicles and the Key Colony singers and plenty of community groups. And I invite the Color Guard from Key West and set them up afterwards with a corn beef and cabbage dinner at Key Colony Inn. What float will you be riding on? Oh, well, I have a golf cart and decorate it with everything green. And I wear my leprechaun costume, of course. When is the first time you visited the Keys? Fifty-eight years ago on my honeymoon. I have four children, 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild now. We love the Keys and the laidback lifestyle. Are you a fulltime Keys resident? No, we split the year between the Keys and Hastings, Nebraska. But my daughter, Betsy Egan, lives here, and is raising two of my grandchildren in the Keys. Maisie is on the high school weightlifting team, and Callie recently won first place in the talent show for her modern dance number. How did you meet your wife, Judy? She was teaching sixth grade and I was teaching a business class in high school. I was also a coach — football, basketball and track. Then I went to graduate school at Ohio State and received my master’s degree. Then I was hired by Sears and sent to Aberdeen, South Dakota. Eventually, I owned and operated some chain hotels in Nebraska. What’s your Irish heritage? I’m from County Cork. Everyone with the last name Crowley is also from County Cork, including the lady I met at Dr. Smith’s medical office in Marathon with the same last name! Have you been to Ireland? Of course, three times! What three things should everyone do, when visiting Ireland? Visit the Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone! (Also a side trip to Trinity College in Dublin isn’t a bad idea.) Drink some Guinness and eat some pub food, like the soups and sandwiches. What do you love about Ireland? The people make Ireland. They just make you feel so welcome, with open arms. And the Irish dialect sounds like music to me. What are you hobbies? Well, in Nebraska I serve on the Catholic Bishop Board and Catholic Social Services Board. In Marathon, I am a lector at San Pablo Catholic Church. If you could have any superpower what would it be? I'd be a winning coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. We've

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Finish these sentences … My significant other would say I am … never going to grow up.   The title of my autobiography would be … “Enjoying Life in the Keys; The Weather is Always Perfect Here.”


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ON THE DIAMOND Marathon High baseball team begins season

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fter winning their first two games, the Marathon varsity baseball team lost to Doctor’s Charter School at home on March 8. Coming into this season, the Dolphins are without eight of last year’s starters. “We knew we would be a young team this year,” said Coach Luis Leal. “All we can do is play hard and focus on controlling what we can, which is making plays and limiting mistakes. We have an excellent group of young men that work hard and make coming to the field fun every day.” Marathon’s next home game is April 12 against Sheridan Hills. —Weekly Staff report

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air Insurance Rates in Monroe (FIRM) has entered into an agreement with Ransom Consulting Engineers and Scientists to obtain and analyze the scientific and technical data used to generate FEMA’s new Monroe County flood maps. Although draft maps have not been released, FIRM anticipates the need for an appeal. Ransom has successfully appealed flood maps for other communities, resulting in maps with lower base flood elevations than FEMA’s preliminary maps indicated. FEMA has engineering data from the contractors who are performing the flood insurance study. Local governments can request that FEMA share those data submittals with Ransom, which will examine the scientific and technical basis for the proposed mapping. “Because of the complexity and the volume of the data, it would be difficult to develop an appeal within the 90-day timeframe offered by FEMA,” said FIRM President Mel Montagne. “We believe it is in Monroe County’s best interest to take a proactive approach and begin preparing for an appeal now, given the impacts the maps could have on insurance rates, building costs and property values.” The draft maps are expected in the spring for local governments to review for technical accuracy. The preliminary maps will be available for public review and input as early as the fall. The communities then have 90 days to appeal to FEMA. The current maps for Monroe County were drawn in 2005. With improved technology and added levels to the modeling, the new maps are expected to bring significant changes to some areas of Monroe County. FIRM will be working with local governments to provide outreach to residents to be prepared. FIRM is a non-partisan grassroots organization formed to fight for fair property insurance rates for property owners and residents of Monroe County. FIRM was successful in securing a 2018 residential windstorm insurance rate freeze for Monroe County, which saved county policyholders about $4 million in 2018 alone. More information is at firmkeys.org. ­— Contributed

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WHERE AM I?

How Florida’s saltwater fishing management boundaries came to be

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hen you are on a boat, it’s hard to imagine boundaries. The sea is the sea. Wave after wave, it all looks the same. Above-water landmarks are few and far between. There are no signs that say, “now entering federal waters.” Regulatory boundaries are sometimes hard to fathom. In Florida, one of the biggest fishery management boundaries is that between state waters, where the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) makes the regulations, and federal waters, which are mostly managed by federal fishery councils and NOAA Fisheries with input from FWC. Sometimes regulations are the same in both state and federal waters, but not always, which is why it is important to know there is a line, and where that line is. Florida is the only state where that boundary shifts, depending on which coast you are on. State waters in the Atlantic extend out to 3 nautical miles, while in the Gulf they extend out to 9 nautical miles. State boundaries in open waters of the United States began to be defined in the 1940s, mainly due to concerns about rights for oil.

In a 1947 case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against California, saying the federal government possessed rights in all submerged lands of the Pacific seaward of the low-water mark. The court ruled similarly against Louisiana and Texas. Congress reacted by creating the Submerged Lands Act of 1953, which declared that states owned the submerged lands, and the natural resources within, out to 3 geographic miles. The act included a provision that a state’s boundary could be extended if it was beyond 3 geographic miles from the coast prior to when statehood was achieved. Florida immediately asserted its boundary went beyond 3 geographic miles before it achieved statehood in 1845 and that Congress approved its boundary when Florida was readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. The claim did not make it to the Supreme Court until 1960, where it was proven that Article I of Florida’s Constitution (1868), which was approved by Congress, described the boundary off Florida’s Gulf Coast as “three leagues from mainland.” Florida’s Atlantic coast boundary was settled at 3 geographic miles from shore. One nautical league is equal to 3 nautical miles, so the “three leagues from mainland” is equal to the 9 nautical miles in the Gulf today. For fishery management purposes, federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200 nautical miles (less in areas where our waters butt up against other country’s waters, such as in the Caribbean). Federal waters are also known as the Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ. For more on the history of this nation’s boundaries, visit NauticalCharts.NOAA.gov/data/us-maritime-limits-and-boundaries.html. For those interested in measurements, while we use nautical miles today, you may have noted that the original language used geographic miles. A geographic mile is slightly longer than a nautical mile (a geographic mile is 6,087.08 feet and a nautical mile is 6.076.11549 feet); the difference between 9 geographic miles and 9 nautical miles is less than 100 feet. The 3-mile limit itself, sources say, stems from how far a cannon ball could reach when fired from land. It is also said that, due to the earth’s curvature, 3 nautical miles is how far it is to the horizon. There may not be signs, but it’s always important to know where you are. State/federal boundary lines are marked as the natural resource line on NOAA nautical charts and these lines are also preloaded on most marine GPS units. Need a map? Check out the maps page at MyFWC.com/ Marine by clicking on “Recreational Regulations” and “Fisheries Maps.” — Contributed

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 19-DR-54-M Division: Family MARK TIPSORD, Petitioner, and MARY TIPSORD, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: MARY TIPSORD Respondent’s last known address: 145 JADE STREET, ROTONDA WEST, FL 33947 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 MARK TIPSORD, whose address is P.O. BOX 510784, KEY COLONY BEACH, FL 33051, on or before APRIL 1, 2019, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: February 21, 2019 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shakia Mitchell Deputy Clerk Publish: February 28, March 7, 14 and 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

$530.23 FELANTIS BRUNSON RM #1524-71 $1,152.30 KATHARYN SPERRY RM #1017 $573.25 BRANDI WOLF RM #1769 $530.23 CHRISTINA GILBERT PACIFICA KEY LARGO RM #1523 $509.10 KATHLEEN GUARIGLIA RM #1639 $562.40 AL MITZEL RM #1450 $276.80 EDWIN VIDAL RM #1522 $460.62 DIANNA SHERRILL RM #1193 $272.95 CHRISTOPHER RICHERT RM #1529 $441.65 KATHLEEN GUARIGLIA RM #1619 $649.60 FRANCIS BAGGOTT RM #1566 $626.74 PATRICK DANNELLY RM #1752 $332.55 CRYSTAL WHITMER RM #1655 $1,527.80 GEORGINA DELGADO RM #1012 $369.38 LES BURKE RM #0024 $326.46 ELENA VIGIL FARINAS RM #1570 $1,602.14 JEFFREY ROBLYER RM #1157 $272.95 Publish: February 28 and March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

notified that the City of Marathon is accepting sealed bids for Marathon Marina Dinghy Dock Project. The construction of this project consists of labor, materials and equipment necessary to construct a Dinghy Dock with a walkway, gangway, piling and adjustable floating dock pieces as detailed in the Contract Plans for the City of Marathon. Bids shall be prepared, addressed and submitted in compliance with the instructions as set forth herein. The ITB documents shall be obtained through Demandstar (www.demandstar.com). A copy of the ITB documents will be available for inspection at City Hall. ITB DOCUMENTS OBTAINED FROM ANY SOURCE OTHER THAN DEMANDSTAR MAY NOT BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE, AND EACH POTENTIAL RESPONDENT ASSUMES ALL RISKS BY ITS RELIANCE ON SUCH DOCUMENTS. ANY RESPONDENT WHO HAS NOT OBTAINED THE ITB DOCUMENTS FROM DEMANDSTAR WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED OF ANY ADDENDA ISSUED BY THE CITY, WHICH COULD CONTAIN MATERIAL CHANGES THERETO (SUCH AS ADDITIONS OR CHANGES TO THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, EXTENSIONS OF TIME, ETC). All bids must be submitted in sealed envelopes to the City Clerk on or before April 18, 2019 at 3:00PM local time. Any bids received after 3:00 PM on said date will not be accepted and will be returned unopened. Bids submitted will be opened publicly and read aloud at this time in the City Hall Conference Room located at 9805 Overseas Highway Marathon, Florida, on the same date. The City assumes no responsibility for bids not properly marked. A Mandatory Prebid meeting is scheduled for March 26, 2019 at 1:30PM. The meeting is to be held at City Hall, 9805 Overseas Highway with marina visits to follow the meeting. Prospective Bidders shall not contact or otherwise communicate with City staff or City officials except as set forth in Paragraph 4.1 of Section 00200, Instructions to Bidders. Bid Security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Base Bid must accompany the Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders unless otherwise excluded. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities, except timely submission of bids, in any bids received, to re-advertise for bids or to take any other such actions that may be deemed in the best interests of the City. As a matter of information to Bidders, the City does not bind itself to accept the minimum specifications stated herein, but reserves the right to accept any bid, which in the judgment of the City Council will best serve the needs and interests of the City. As a further matter of information to Bidders, the City supports and strongly encourages the use of recycled post-consumer materials in its projects, provided that the product meets all applicable standards of quality and workmanship. The City, as purchasing agent, intends to make use of recycled/recovered post-consumer materials. The City of Marathon encourages Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation in its projects. A goal of five percent of the Contract Price is established for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) participation in the Work, and a goal of five percent of the Contract Price is established for Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) participation in the Work. If bidders or prospective contractors (including the Contractor)

intend to let any lower-tier goods or services (including construction) subcontracts for any portion of the Work, they shall physically include these percentage goals for MBE and WBE participation in all solicitations for subcontracts and shall take good faith efforts to assure that MBEs and WBEs are utilized, when possible, as sources of goods and services. Publish: March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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 at 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. For a site visit to view the truck, please contact: Alvin “Cab” Bentley, Battalion Chief Monroe County Fire Rescue/ Key West International Airport Bentley-Alvin@ monroecounty-fl.gov Office telephone number: (305) 809-5220 Publish: March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

interest to JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2006-AR4 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-AR4, Plaintiff and David Perets are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Kevin Madok,CPA, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL 33040, AT 11:00 A.M. on April 1, 2019, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 76, “AMENDED PLAT OF RIVIERA SHORES, FIRST ADDITION”, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 PAGE 88 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, ADA Coordinator, Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptación para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Cheryl Alfonso, Coordinadora de A.D.A Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652 por lo menos 7 días antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente después de haber recibido ésta notificación si es que falta menos de 7 días para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva ó de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobé ki bezwen asistans ou aparêy pou ou ka patisipé nan  prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen péyé anyen pou ou jwen on seri de èd.  Tanpri kontakté Cheryl Alfonso, Co-ordinator ADA, Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parèt nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si lè ke ou gen pou-ou alé nan tribunalla mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tandé ou palé byen, rélé 711. WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 1st day of March, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 14 and 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

Lienholder, vs. STEVE CHOOYOUNG KIM Obligor TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING TO: Steve Chooyoung Kim Unit 1D Chester Court 5 Tung Shan Terrace/11111 Midlevels East Hong Kong YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a TRUSTEE’S NON-JUDICIAL PROCEEDING to enforce a Lien has been instituted on the following Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium described as: Unit E32, Week 34, Beach House, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). The default giving rise to these proceedings is the failure to pay condominium assessments and dues resulting in a Claim of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in the Official Records of Monroe County, Florida. The Obligor has the right to object to this Trustee proceeding by serving written objection on the Trustee named below. The Obligor has the right to cure the default and any junior interestholder may redeem its interest, for a minimum period of forty-five (45) days until the Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale. The Lien may be cured by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $4,874.57, plus interest (calculated by multiplying $1.68 times the number of days that have elapsed since February 8, 2019), plus the costs of this proceeding. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. David Cramer, Esq. Valerie N. Edgecombe Brown, Esq. Cynthia David, Esq. Nicholas A. Woo, Esq. Michael E. Carleton, Esq. as Trustee pursuant to Fla. Stat. §721.82 P. O. Box 165028 Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613 Publish: March 14 and 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

PUBLIC NOTICE TO SELL Please take notice that in accordance with Florida Statute 328.17, Marathon Marina & Boat Yard claims a possessory lien on the following described vessel owned by Joe Nascone, Jonathan L. Smith and Dolores Smith: a 1972 Sea Craft 20’, Florida Registration #FFL 6100BA and HIN #FLZE5059L472-1789. Vessel to be sold on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Marathon Marina & Boat Yard, 1021 11th Street Ocean, Marathon FL 33050 Publish: March 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on March 26th and March 27th, 2019, Leonard Richford Jr. Storage Auctioneer, Executive Administrator for U-Haul Company of Miami, Will be offering for sale under the Judicial Lien Process, By Public Auction, the following storage units. The Terms of the sale will be cash only. U-Haul Company does reserve the right to refuse any bids. The sales will Begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue day by day until all units are sold. 103530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Fl. 33037. Names And Last Known Addresses are as Follows: FELANTIS BRUNSON RM #1755

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-09 Notice is hereby given that 5T WEALTH PARTNERS LP holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2016/389 Alt Key No: 1138070 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2016 RE: 00510130-000000 Description of Property: 15 66 29 BIG PINE KEY PINE KEY ACRES TRACT XR OR753-1933 OR1146-1056 Name in which assessed: JENKINS EVA V All of said property being in the County of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL Sale Date: April 3, 2019 Sale Time: 10:00am Dated this 11th day of March, 2019 KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Aneta Jodkowska, Deputy Clerk Publish: March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID All interested parties are hereby

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NOISE INSULATION PROGRAM CONSTRUCTION OF KWBTS (KEY WEST BY THE SEA) BUILDING C 2601 S. Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040 Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids.com or call toll-free at 1-800-711-1712. 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: March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: PERIMETER FENCE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR & MODIFICATION KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA There will be a mandatory prebid conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 2:00 P.M., in the Office of the Airport Director, Key West International Airport, 3491 S. Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040. 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: March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: SURPLUS 1998 OSHKOSH FIRE TRUCK (UNIT ID#4086) KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Art in Public Places Committee Meeting Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Gato Building, First Floor Conference Room, 1st floor, Key West, FL Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, March 28th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Hyatt Place,1996 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the Arts Council office at 305-295-4369. Publish: March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of MARLIN BAY RESORT & MARINA located at 3800 GULFVIEW AVENUE, MARATHON, FL 33050, intends to register said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. BY: MARLIN BAY YACHT CLUB, INC. Publish: March 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 2017-CA-000155-K NOTICE OF SALE The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as successor in interest to JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2006-AR4 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006-AR4 Plaintiff, -vs.David Perets; Parrish Anne Marie Handa a/k/a Parrish Handa; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; Unknown Parties in Possession #3; Unknown Parties in Possession #4 Defendant(s). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000155-K of the Circuit Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York as successor in

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-001713 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-000012-P IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID R. RYERSON, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of David R. Ryerson, deceased, whose date of death was June 21, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 14, 2019. Personal Representative: Craig R. Ryerson 220 Imperial Drive Edwards, CO 81632 Attorney for Personal Representative: Patrick A. Sadowski Email Address: pasadowski@ eastmansmith.com Florida Bar No. 101752 510 S. Main Street Findlay, Ohio 45840 Telephone: 419-424-5847 Publish: March 14 and 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-000022-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF DONALD J. FLEMING a/k/a DONALD JAMES FLEMING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Donald J. Fleming a/k/a Donald James Fleming, deceased, whose date of death was December 15, 2018, 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. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 14, 2019. Personal Representative: Kurt A. Brimmer 480 3rd Street SW Naples, Florida 34117 Attorney for Personal Representative: Joshua O. Dorcey Florida Bar No. 0043724 The Dorcey Law Firm, PLC 10181-C Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. Fort Myers, FL 33966 Telephone: (239) 418-0169 Fax: (239) 418-0048 E-Mail: josh@dorceylaw.com Secondary E-Mail: dee@ dorceylaw.com Publish: March 14 and 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY,

LEGAL NOTICES FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-3-M IN RE: THE ESTATE OF IRVING M. BELIN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Irving M. Belin, deceased, whose date of death was November 14, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Probate 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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is: March 7, 2019. Personal Representative: Jack K. Belin 4100 N. Romero Road, #281 Tucson, Arizona 85705 Attorney for Personal Representative: Elizabeth J. Barber, Esq. Florida Bar No. 58183 DUNLAP & MORAN PA P.O. Box 3948 Sarasota, FL 34230 Telephone: (941) 366-0115 Fax: (941) 365-4660 E-Mail: EBarber@dunlapmoran. com Publish: March 7 and 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 442019-CP-000011A001-PK IN RE: ESTATE OF ANN M. TUCCI, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The ancillary administration of the estate of ANN M. TUCCI, deceased, whose date of death was November 25, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST

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PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 7, 2019. Personal Representative: MICHAEL TUCCI c/o Paula J. DeBona, Esq. Edward Wacks & Associates, LLC 110 South Jefferson Road, Suite 304 Whippany, NJ 07981 Attorney for Personal Representative: BENJAMIN P. SHENKMAN, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0043151 Gonzalez, Shenkman & Buckstein, P.L. 1035 S. State Road 7, Ste. 312 Wellington, FL 33414 Telephone: 561-227-1575 bshenkman@gsblawfirm.com Publish: March 7 and 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-18-K Lower Keys IN RE:ESTATE OF RICHARD MCCUSKER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richard McCusker, deceased, whose date of death was October 12, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 7, 2019. Personal Representative: Michelle C. McCusker 27395 St. Lucie Lane Summerland Key, Florida 33042 Attorney for Personal Representative: RICHARD E. WARNER Attorney Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER, P.A. 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FLORIDA 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-mail: richard@rewarnerlaw.com Publish: March 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 14, 2019 Personal Representative: Nancy Carol Kitchens 544 Plante Street P.O. Box 371070 Key Largo, FL 33037 Attorney for Personal Representative: Urban J. W. Patterson, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, P.A. P.O. Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: 305-664-5065 Publish: March 14 and 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-00006-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF PATRICIA T. MAJOR Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PATRICIA T. MAJOR, deceased, whose date of death was October 23, 2018, Case: 19-CP-00006-K is pending in the Circuit Court, 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. 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 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is: March 7, 2019. Personal Representative: JANET MOONEY c/o Samuel J. Kaufman Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman, P.A. 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Attorney for Personal Representative: Samuel J. Kaufman, Esq. Florida Bar No. 0144304 Law Offices of Samuel J. Kaufman, P.A. 3130 Northside Drive Key West, Florida 33040 Email designation for service: Service.Probate@samkaufmanlaw. com Telephone: (305) 292-3926 Fax: (305) 295-7947 Publish: March 7 and 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-17-P IN RE: ESTATE OF GERALDINE MAE THURN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GERALDINE MAE THURN, deceased, whose date of death was December 29, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-08-P IN RE: ESTATE OF MICHAEL CARROLL ORDNER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MICHAEL CARROLL ORDNER, deceased, whose date of death was November 7, 2018, File Number 19-CP-08-P, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives’ 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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 14, 2019 Personal Representatives: Peter J. Ordner 123 Gumbo Limbo Dr Key Largo, FL 33037 Thomas R. Ordner 123 Gumbo Limbo Dr Key Largo, FL 33037 Attorney for Personal Representatives: Urban J. W. Patterson, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, P.A. P.O. Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: 305-664-5065 Publish: March 14 and 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH Full-Time Position Assistant City Clerk Duties include but are not limited to: full charge bookkeeping includes accounts payable, multiple bank reconciliations, deposit coding, payroll processing including funding federal deposits and filing quarterly reports, credit card reconciliations, petty cash disbursements and reconciliations. Process rental applications, schedule safety inspections and issue business tax licenses. Administer property manager certification course and issue certifications. Attend committee meetings and record and transcribe minutes of proceedings. Provide staff support to code enforcement and law enforcement officers. Respond to public questions and requests. Provide administrative support to City Clerk. Salary: $48,000 minimum, DOQ Benefits include: Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance; Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays; and Retirement Qualifications: Business-related Associates Degree; requires high level of financial/accounting skills; must be proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; excellent customer service skills; ability to multi-task, ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; requires a high degree of initiative and independent judgment; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with commission, staff, and public. Application form can be found at www.keycolonybeach.net; see “City Government” then “Forms” Equal Opportunity Employer Submit resume and application by mail or in person to: City of Key Colony Beach City Hall 600 West Ocean Drive & 7th St. P.O. Box 510141 Key Colony Beach, FL 33051 Or email to clerk2@keycolonybeach.net

The Advocate DUI Program is hiring a Part Time Position. Office Clerical 2-3 days a week, Customer Service and Computer Skills required. Office located in Marathon, at Town Square Mall. Contact Gary at (305) 394-4522

Sports Officials Needed Baseball, Softball, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, & Basketball Levels: Youth, Middle, & High School Contest pay $45-65 per contest, Plus Travel & Insurance w/ registration. MM50 (MHS) to MM105 (KLS) Background check required. For more information email Board@Midkeysofficials.com www.KeysRefs.com Call 305.360.3054


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • AUTOS WANTED ALL YEARS! Junk or Used. Cars - Vans - Trucks- Running or Not. $ C A S H $ 3 0 5 - 3 3 2 - 0 4 8 3 BOATS FOR SALE

REDUCED 2000 HydraSports 230CC w/225HP Johnson. 470 hours. Many extras. Located in Big Pine Key. $10,000. 734-904-2818 SELL YOUR BOAT HERE - Line ads start at $25/ week for 5 lines of copy! Call 305-743-0844 to get your boat SOLD!! SOLD!! SOLD!! REDUCED: 2009 J14 Carolina Skiff-Mercury 25HP motor, trailer, custom cover. Located in Marathon. $3,750. 205746-6489 SOLD 2000 Angler Center Console w/2 115HP 4-stroke Yamaha motors. Recently rebuilt w/ new heads. Trailer included. Many electronic accessories. Boat owned by Mickey Belin. Good condition. Located in Marathon $12,900 520444-3954 SOLD

BOAT/SLIP FOR SALE

Boat and Slip - Hi-Dry Slip at Marathon BoatHouse - 2004 Wellcraft 21CC 150HP Yamaha $22,000 Both 305-289-5467

EMPLOYMENT

HELP WANTED: PT/ FT Cook and PT Server at small Tiki bar located on the water. Apply in person at Barnacle Barneys located behind Bluegreen Resort, 1688 Overseas Hwy, MM48, Marathon (305)743-7928 Full-Time Program Associate- Middle/Upper Keys Area - The Monroe County Coalition, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit with a focus on substance abuse prevention in Monroe County, has a full-time contractor position available. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Must be able to work flexible hours and local travel. Excellent pay. A preferred applicant is one who is professional, reliable, organized, driven and proficient. Prevention training opportunity to work towards a Florida Certification Board prevention certification. Bilingual is a plus. Interested parties may send resume to Susan Moore prevspec@aol.com.

305.743.0844

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

HOBBIES/COLLEC.

LOT FOR SALE

Experienced Bartender needed for DAV - Disabled American Veterans. Please inquire at the DAV Hall at 7280 Overseas Highway, Marathon or call 305-743-4705 or 305-481-3259. We would love to interview you!

Staff, Apply in person or call for details: Key Colony Inn - Marathon (305) 743-0100

model Military clocks & watches. Call 305-743-4578

Lot for Sale: Sombrero Beach Road - 75’ X 100’ - canalfront, oceanview. 312-617-5665

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

2BR/1.5BA - 1/2 Duplex. Centrally located in Marathon. Furnished, W/D, dock, waterfront, covered parking. Long term - min. 6 month lease. Avail April 1. $2,100/month + utilities & security. 305-743-6463

Experienced Diesel Technician wanted. Tools and experience is a must. Electronic engine diagnostic experience preferred. Opportunity for growth and training available for qualified applicants. Florida Keys Diesel Repair, 531 107th Street, Marathon. 305-2892070 City of Marathon - Job Openings: Building Inspector/Plans Examiner and Firefighter/Paramedic. EOE FULL BENEFITS Also hiring: Part-time (Temporary) Scanner. www.ci.marathon.fl.us FOOD FOR THOUGHT Organic Cafe hiring kitchen staff. Experience preferred, but willing to train. Apply in person. 5800 O/S Hwy. #23 Marathon BIKE REPAIR NEEDED. Regular maintenance for 8 spin bikes in Marathon. $$. Call 305-775-9909. 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 welcome! Apply in person at Marooned In Marathon, 11528 Overseas Highway. Landscaping company seeking full-time laborers in Marathon. Call 305-395-8294 Open Job Positions: Restaurant Manager, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Kitchen

Experienced Help Only needed for all positions. Apply in person MonFri 10-11am at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, Knights Key Blvd. Marathon NEED EMPLOYEES? Line ads start at $25/ week for 5 lines of copy! Call 305-743-0844 today HIRING IMMEDIATELY Waitress/Server needed for busy Breakfast & Lunch. Full or part-time. Stout’s Restaurant, 8349 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 305-7436437 HIRED Fork Lift Driver & Yard Person. Excellent Pay. Start immediately. Contact Steve (305) 743-7008. Shelter Bay Marina, 77 Coco Plum Drive, Marathon HIRED Sea Dell Motel Hiring Evening Desk Clerk. Some basic computer skills needed. Personable & outgoing. Great working environment. 5000 Overseas Highway, Marathon. 216-509-4400 HIRED Groundskeeper/ Maintenance person, part time or full time. $17-$18 hour wage, based on experience. Sea Isle Condominium, Key Colony Beach. Apply by e-mail: HardingThomasL@ aol.com, or call our office at 305-743-0173. HIRED

HOUSING FOR RENT

Marathon Duplex Ef f icienc y/Kitchenet te - fully furnished incl. all utilities incl. cable for $1,200/month. 2BR/ Large available for $1,700/ month + utilities. Laundry available. Possible furnished, dockage. Section 8 accepted. NO PETS. F/L/S 305-610-8002 2BR/1.5BA Oceanside - On the water - great view. Located in Tavernier. $1,850/month Single Occupancy. $2,150/month Double Occupancy. Includes all utilities. 305-664-7648 1BR/1BA House with detached Studio Apartment for rent in Key Largo (near Holiday Inn). Fenced parking for boat/RV/ 2-3 cars. $1,500/ month F/L/S House is for sale-month to month lease. 216-509-4400 1BR/1BA Duplex $1,700/monthly + Utilities. Centrally located in Islamorada, MM 80, 6 Month Lease, First/Security required. Call 305-664-5023 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri NEED TENANTS? Line ads start at $25/week for 5 lines of copy! Call 305-743-0844 today to get your property RENTED!

HOUSING WANTED HOBBIES/COLLECT.

PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive watches and Pilot watches. Old

RENTAL WANTED - In Key Colony Beach - long term - 6months/1 year. 2-3 Bedrooms & boat dock. 931-580-7116

NEW 2019 RV TRAILER FOR SALE Never occupied. Sleeps four, electric fireplace, hardwood flooring, one slide-out, power awning, outside built-in refrigerator and stove, LED lighting and more. Located on premier waterfront lot in well-maintained park in Marathon. Boat dock at your door with FREE 6-month dockage. $42,900*

Call (305) 743-6020 *Lot rent not included.

RV FOR SALE

NEW 2019 RV Trailer for sale. Never occupied, sleeps 4, electric fireplace, hardwood flooring, one slide-out, power awning, outside refrig. & stove built-in, LED lighting, and more. Premier waterfront lot in well-maintained park in Marathon. Boat dock at your door with FREE 6-month dockage. $42,900 – lot rent not included. Call (305) 743-6020 RV LOT FOR RENT

Large RV Lot for rent in Marathon. Full hook up. $750/month plus utilities. 3 0 5 - 9 4 2 - 0 7 8 9 YARD SALES

Sat Mar 16 & Sun Mar 17 from 8AM-2PM - Hunting, Fishing & Marine, Lots of tools, power tools, household items, craft items. 123 Bruce Court, Marathon

The Turtle Hospital Systems Specialist

The Turtle Hospital has a PT/ FT opening for a Systems Specialist. Major duties consist of: maintenan ce,

repair and cle aning for water filtrations systems, water quality monitoring, Habitat maintenance and cleaning. Must be physically fit, able to lift 75 pounds and work outdoors. Handyman skills and knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems required. Compensation dependent on experience. Stop by to complete an application or email your resume to turtlehosp@aol.com The Turtle Hospital, 2396 Overseas Highway, Marathon 305-743-2552


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305.743.0844

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER 58901 O/S Hwy - Grassy Key, FL Teaching... Learning...Caring

OCEAN KEY RESORT & SPA IS HIRING! • FT Assistant Controller • FT Engineer • FT Front Desk Agent • FT Sous Chef • FT Reservations Agent • FT Bell Valet Attendant • PT Shirt Shack Sales @ at Sunset Pier

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

Shell World Key Largo, seeking engaging, dependable, experienced person(s) to work with the team at Mile Marker 97.5, Full-time and part-time opportunities available, some weekend and evening hours. Opportunities for advancement, great benefits, competitive salary and flexible hours. Please stop by and fill out application or Fax resume to 305-852-9639.

Dolphin Research Center has a FT opening for an Accounting Assistant: Responsible for processing Accounts Payable, Journal Entries to GL system plus other accounting processes. Must be a responsible, organized and motivated individual who demonstrates excellent “team player” skills. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), vacation and paid holidays. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org. EOE

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER 58901 O/S Hwy - Grassy Key, FL Teaching... Learning...Caring

Dolphin Research Center has Full-Time & Part-Time Permanent Positions for Guest Services. Duties are multifaceted including welcoming guests, taking reservations and photo sales. Job description available at www.dolphins.org. E-mail your resume and a DRC application to drc-hr@dolphins.org. EOE

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

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

Top pay for Trim Carpenter. Must have own tools/transportation and bilingual a plus. Call Sammy @ 305-522-4166.

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

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

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Adult Behavioral Health Therapist (3566) Case Manager (4786) Background/Drug Screening Required. TO APPLY: www.westcare.com/page/get-involved_02F Then search location EOE M/F/D/V

$$ EARN EXTRA MONEY $$ HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED FOR A SMALL RELAXED RESORT IN MARATHON. WORK FOR SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY. PLEASE CALL 305-433-1255 Coco Plum Beach and Tennis Club Marathon, Florida

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE We are now hiring for the following positions:

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


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CoCo’s General Store

NOW HIRING:

Part-time Deli and/or Retail Sales. Must be available on weekends. Apply in person at 50 Coco Plum Drive, Marathon 305-743-7743

305.743.0844

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

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.

Full or Part Time Dive Instructor

Responsible for safely guiding guests through in-water encounters. Must enjoy working with people and have a passion for marine life.

Part Time Café Help

Duties include taking orders from customers, handling cash, cooking and serving. Must be 18 yrs. or older.

Part Time Morning Landscaping & Maintenance Please apply in person at Aquarium Encounters 11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

The Hammocks at Marathon

Bungalows Key Largo NOW HIRING Bartenders Servers Room Attendants Line Cooks Bellman Reservations Sales Agent Spa Coordinator

Excellent Benefit Package Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway or online at www.spottswood.com EOE/m/f/d/v

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ASSISTANT MANAGER / MANAGER DEVELOPMENT CANDIDATES $15 per hour 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).

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Rent the Legendary Keys Cruisers $45 per week includes baskets-locks-lights

We also rent Kayaks

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Fax: (305) 743-6887

We Do Installations! Licensed & Insured

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

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Angel Lewis

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Home & Offices Expertly Cleaned Fast Dependable Service

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

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COMPANIES

General Contractors & Engineers

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

Excellent References Upon Request

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(Between Office Depot & Main Post Office)

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Looking for RESULTS? Give My Team A Call… “I am proud to employ such a great TEAM of professionals. Thank you all for a great 2018 with over $70M in closed transactions.”

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