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SUMMER READING

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GOD’S LAUGHING

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onroe county homeowners’ insurance rates have increased over 220% in the last 10 years. They’re likely to go up another 10% this year. The good news? The state senate just passed SB 1476, sponsored by Sen. Anitere Flores, a measure that would limit the wind insurance increases by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation — whose wind policies represent those held by two-thirds of homeowners in the county. The company has proposed a 10% annual increase to rates. Fair Insurance Rates for Monroe (FIRM) has been at the front line of advocating for years, pushing for a bill allowing only an inflation increase, but settled on the 5% ceiling proposed by Sen. Flores’ bill. “We are concerned that as a community, the cost of homeownership and rental property will get so out of hand that the nature in the community will change and the quality of life will change,“ said Steve Russ, vice president of FIRM. Russ testified on April 23 in Tallahassee before the Florida Senate Rules Committee in support of SB 1476. His testimony, and Sen. Flores, helped push the bill

through committee, which would limit Citizens Property Insurance annual rate increases for Monroe County to 5%. The bill addresses the impact of wind insurance on the cost of home ownership and workforce housing. Russ cites several reasons FIRM believes the rate are unfair and unfounded: “Current hurricane loss projection models do not incorporate local building codes, and Monroe County’s codes are and have been the strongest in the state,” he said. Those tight building codes require high standards for structural integrity that aren’t required in other counties and municipalities. “Our buildings have been built recognizing storms are an inevitability in some sense,” he said, “We build houses that withstand 180 mph, so we pay more to build, and then we pay for the insurance too.” There are also a variety of hurricane models approved by the state that produce a wide spread of damage projections, but Citizens has traditionally relied on a model that was unfavorable to Monroe County to set local rates. To be fair, since the 2017 season of Hurricane Irma, Citizens has frozen rates for two years, but did not come close to losing money, or even breaking even, after the Irma payouts. In fact, from 2004 through 2018—years including

ON THE COVER Safety isn’t a laughing matter (though it warrants smiling) when it comes to art. Charlotte Dunn has a ball at the 2017 camp hosted by The Art Studio. For more local camp options, see pages 8-11. CONTRIBUTED Wilma and Irma losses—Monroe County policyholders have paid over $805 million more to Citizens in premiums than they have received in claims. “That’s $1,000 for every resident in the county,” he said, “Monroe County wind insurance rates are the highest in the state, twice the average.” FIRM, which started as a neighborhood grassroots advocacy group (including now-Key West Mayor Teri Johnston and nowCounty Commissioner Heather Carruthers), has been tireless in its effort to keeps rates fair and affordable for residents. It was formed after the 2005 hurricane season in an effort to prevent the dream of owning a home in the Keys from effectively dying. At least for everyone but the wealthy. Rep. Holly Raschein has sponsored a parallel bill in the house, HB1145, to keep limit Citizens’ rates to a 5% increase, but it’s stuck in committee. “There’s a faint hope,” said Russ, “but I don’t think we should be optimistic.” “If you don’t live here, you really don’t appreciate the magnitude of the affordable housing problem and the insurance rates. We have to continue to fight and find a solution,” said Russ. “Somebody’s got to take up the battle.”

“We are concerned that as a community, the cost of homeownership and rental property will get so out of hand that the nature in the community will change and the quality of life will change.” —Steve Russ


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Message from the Sheriff Spring is here and that means many of you are gearing up for another warm season full of fishing, diving and everything in between on the water. I personally can’t wait to get out on the water and do some fishing! Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when we at the Sheriff’s Office start taking reports involving marine-related thefts. Thieves depend on the inattention of our residents and visitors to steal just about everything marine-related. That includes boats, boat engines and lower units as well fishing and dive gear. High-end boat electronics are also ripe targets.

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• Install a boat alarm. • Install motion sensor lights. Make sure the area around your boat is well lit. • Disconnect the batteries to disable the trim/tilt function. Keep the engine down, touching the ground so the lower unit can’t be removed. • Don’t leave fishing and dive equipment unattended. • If you are gone for an extended period, call your local Sheriff’s Office substation. Our Deputies will keep an eye on your property while you are away. I live in this community too and I know doing some of these things can be a hassle, but it will save you a lot of grief in the long run. Thieves look for soft targets, so make things as difficult as you can for them. We all live in this community together and together we can make a difference in curbing these thefts. Be safe on the water! Here’s to another great season! Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay

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More than 40 vehicles were on display this past weekend at Marathon’s newest park (the former Quay property). According to organizer Tony D’Aiuto, the event collected care package supplies for U.S. soldiers stationed overseas as well as donations for shipping. “I want to thank the City of Marathon and all the people who attended. The event was a success,” D’Aiuto said. CHRIS PANKOW/Contributed

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SAVE THE DATE Thursday, May 2 • Game time (euchre card game) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marathon library.

• Taoist tai chi beginner classes at 6:30 p.m. at St. Columba parish hall, Marathon. Recurring.

May 3-5 • Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture and Art Bike Parade. Visit www.papiokineticparade.com for info.

Tuesday, May 7 • Game time (spades card game) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marathon library.

Friday, May 3 • Digital day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Game time (euchre card game) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marathon library. • Blood drive from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Dolphin Research Center, MM59. Free admission with blood donation. May 4-5 • Open auditions for June ‘TahDance’ showcase from 10 a.m. to noon at Marathon Community Theatre. Saturday, May 4 • Author Daisy Papp speaks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; “heads-up” from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marathon library. • Kentucky Derby Party at 4 p.m. at Marathon Elks Lodge. (Members’ guests welcome.) Monday, May 6 • Acoustic jam from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marathon library.

Wednesday, May 8 • Movie night “Little Red Riding Hood” at 6 p.m. at Marathon library. May 9-25 • “Making God Laugh,” Thursday to Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. at Marathon Community Theatre. Matinee at 3 p.m. on May 19. $25. Thursday, May 9 • Taoist tai chi beginner classes at 9 a.m. at St. Columba parish hall, Marathon. Recurring. • Game time (euchre card game) from 4 to 6 p.m. at Marathon library.

Tuesday, May 14 • Marathon chamber’s business breakfast at 8 a.m. at Marriott Courtyard. $15. RSVP 305-743-5417. Thursday, May 16 • Monroe County Democrats meeting with social at 5:30 p.m. and business meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Place, Marathon. Friday, May 17 • Life Line screening from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marathon Elks Lodge. Saturday, May 18 • Master gardener plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, The Home Depot, Marathon. Sunday, May 19 • Drag bingo supports Domestic Abuse Shelter from 5 to 7 p.m. at 801 Bourbon Bar, Key West.

Saturday, May 11 • Dart and cornhole tournament at Marathon Elks Lodge. Call 305-9429961.

Saturday, June 15 • Master gardener plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, The Home Depot, Marathon.

Sunday, May 12 • Mother’s Day breakfast buffet (moms eat free) at Marathon Elks Lodge. $10 (Members’ guests welcome.)

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oseph Carroll Meredith, born March 23, 1856, was hired by Henry Flagler to be the chief engineer on the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway. Small in stature, Meredith was a tireless worker who pushed those around him to work as if the only thing that mattered was the construction of the Over-Sea Railroad. Meredith kept an office at Knights Key and traveled between work camps and project sites by launch. After five years of pushing himself to work harder and harder, a toll on his health was taken and his body began to weaken. It did not stop him from continuing to work; and work he did, just about to the day he died. Meredith would die in Miami on April 20, 1909. William J. Krome, location engineer and principal assistant to Meredith, took over duties as general engineer in charge of the Over-Sea Railroad. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.


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Councilman Mark Senmartin is an avid supporter of the Parks and Recreation Department, and specifically summer camp. “(The employees) are very committed to the kids, which provides a great atmosphere,” Senmartin said. “The staff does so much for the local youth. They go on a few field trips every week so the kids aren’t just sitting there at the park all day or at home on an iPad or iPhone, and I think there is a lot of benefit in that. “People can donate directly to the summer camp program to help provide more opportunities for the kids involved, and they do sometimes need volunteers for the trips,” he said. “I think the staff does a great job running this program and it provides so much support for the community.” Pre-registration will be Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Community Park; forms are available on the department’s website. Cost for the program is $80 weekly with a $20 weekly discount for additional family members. For questions contact the department, 305-743-6598. Austin Tubbs, left, and Jaymie Robinson, primary Summer Camp counselors. LANE McKELVEY/Keys Weekly

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ith only a few weeks remaining in the school year, many Marathon parents are gearing up for summer break. Jimmy Schmidt, Parks and Recreation Department manager, along with Jaymie Robinson and Austin Tubbs, are diligently preparing for the start of summer camp. “Summer camp has been running since 2004, but we took over in 2014,” Robinson said. “We average 60 kids weekly, but sometimes we have as many as 80 or more. To help keep a good counselor-to-student ratio, we hire extra counselors just for summer programming; and we try to only hire Marathon locals, usually high school or college students. This year we have about seven counselors in addition to employees.” “In the past, the camp participants have been in one big group, spanning in age from 5 to 13 years old. This year we are going to split them into two groups, ages 5 to 10 and 11 to 13. Austin will be with the younger group and I’ll be with the older kids,” Robinson said about program changes for the upcoming season. “New this year, we also have themes for every week. Ten weeks, ten different themes. The games will be themed, too,” Robinson said. “We have a barbeque for the parents every Friday and the kids put on a little program. Hopefully this year they will all be dressed to go with the theme on Fridays.” The program may be an extension of the Parks and Recreation Department, but in addition to physical activities, the students are able to participate in several different types of programming. “The kids love spending time with their friends playing games, doing arts and crafts, music and I teach American Sign Language to students who are interested. This year we have a counselor who is interested in drama, so we are going to try to have a drama program,” Robinson added.

The kids take field trips twice a week at the city-run camp based at Marathon Community Park. CONTRIBUTED

MARATHON COMMUNITY PARK CAMP One-week sessions starting June 3 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Ages 5-13 • $80/week, sibling discounts available • Tuesday/Thursday field trip only days $25 per camper. • Camp headquarters will be the Marathon Community Park’s main pavilion and activities include fun and games, plus out-oftown field trips. • Campers need two snacks, lunch, water bottle and sunscreen and must wear closed-toe shoes • Call 305-743-6598 or email robinsonj@ci.marathon.fl.us. Applications available at city website.


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PIGEON KEY MARINE SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP Marine Science Summer Camp; July 8-12 (day camp), July 1519 (day and overnight camp), July 22-26 (overnight camp), and July 29-Aug. 2 (day camp) • Day Camp runs Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., costs $350, and is open to anyone between the ages of 8-16 years old • Overnight camp runs 9 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Friday, costs $950, and is open to campers 10-16 years old. • Campers will learn reef fish identification, invertebrate collection, snorkel at Sombrero Reef, compete in underwater obstacle course, dissections, fishing and enjoy their own private island. • Junior counselor positions are available for individuals age 17 and older • More information and registration forms at pigeonkey.net email casey@pigeonkey.net.

The sailing camp has instruction for all levels of experience and culminates in a regatta in late July. CONTRIBUTED

MYCEF SAILING CAMP Six sailing sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors in Marathon. June 10-21, July 15- 26, and July 29-Aug. 9 for beginners and early intermediate sailors. Each session will be split into two groups by age, mornings ages 6-8 (9 -11:30 a.m.) and afternoons ages 9-18 (2-5 p.m.). On Fridays, all students in the session are invited for the full day to explore new opportunities (snorkeling, sailing and science); June 25-29 for intermediate sailors, ages 8-17 in two groups at 9 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. Fridays are devoted to racing, and learning rules, weather, etc.; July 8-12 and July 15-19 advanced sailing for ages 8-17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A regatta is scheduled for July 20. • The two-week beginner sessions are $100 per week; and the intermediate and advanced one-week sessions are $100 per week • Multi-week discounts, sibling discounts and financial scholarships available •For more details or to register, email chair@MYCEF.education. 

There’s plenty of time for play — like jumping off the dock — in between serious science learning at the Pigeon Key summer camp. CONTRIBUTED

FLORIDA KEYS AQUARIUM ENCOUNTERS Diver Certification Summer Camp • All summer for three consecutive days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • NAUI Junior Open Water Certification for ages 10-14 • NAUI Open Water Certification for ages 15-18 • $700 • Includes water skills, lunches, reef fish identification, shark encounter, open water tank dives, and stingray encounters. • Requires 2 participants per camp session, maximum 6 • Call 305-407-3262, ext. 2 or email info@ floridakeysaquariumencounters.com for information and availablility.

Summer campers learn all about clay at The Art Studio camps. CONTRIBUTED

ART STUDIO CAMPS Weeklong art camps • Art camp is 9 a.m. to noon • July 8-12 for ages 5-7, July 15-19 for ages 8 & up. Campers will explore glass fusing, clay building, papier maché, tie dye, painting, jewelry making & more • Daily snack is provided • $185 per week. Call 305-289-9013. The Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters devotes its summers to certifying kids to dive. CONTRIBUTED

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MCT THEATER CAMP Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 3-July 13 • Final performances on July 12-13 at 7 p.m. • Ages 6-18 • $30 • Participants will learn all aspects of community theatre including acting, directing, producing, lighting, sound, props, costumes, stage management, set construction and choreography. • For info email: gm@marathontheater. org • 305-743-0994.• www.marathontheater.org.

The kids at Marathon Rec Center’s summer camp take one amazing trip every year. In 2018, it was to Universal Studios. CONTRIBUTED

MARATHON REC CENTER CAMP June 3 through July 19 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Ages 7-13 • $65/ week • Kids bring their own lunch and snacks and participate in arts and crafts, different projects, sports activities, hiking and two field trips per week (usually one water-related and the other out-of-town). • marathonreccenter@comcast.net or 305-743-4164.

Ria Rodriguez plays the dragon in last year’s production of “Shrek Jr., the musical.” CONTRIBUTED

ST. COLUMBA CAMP Free • June 3 -7 from 9 a.m. to noon for vacation bible school • July 8-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. just for fun camp • July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for music and drama camp • Ages 5 and up • Register by calling 305-743-6412 or find the forms at stcolumbamarathon.org.

Campers participate in a mock dolphin stranding at Dolphin Research Center. CONTRIBUTED

DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER Dolphin Camps are seven-day overnight programs that introduce children to the world of dolphins. The week includes a blend of hands-on activities, observation time, classroom discussions and games. In addition to experiencing the DRC dolphin family, campers learn about dolphin biology, training, conservation, coral reefs and more. Campers stay in DRC’s dormitory, supervised by the DRC Dolphin Camp chaperone. Class sizes average 12 to 14 students to ensure individualized instruction. There are still spots available for the June 8-14 class for ages 10-12 and the June 29-July 5 class for ages 13-14. Dates, costs and more details are available at dolphins. org/dolphin_camp or email education@dolphins.org. There are still spots open for the Dolphin Day Camp, as well, that runs July 22-26 for ages 7-10 • Cost $200 for Monroe County residents.

St. Columba campers make the most of a day at Curry Hammock State Park on Grassy Key. CONTRIBUTED

For a full listing of summer camps in the Keys, please visit keysweekly.com


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Dancers as young as 3 are able to participate in the Keys Dance Academy summer camp which combines dancing, tumbling and general fun. CONTRIBUTED

KEYS DANCE ACADEMY July 8-12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for “Minis,” ages 3 to 5 • July 15-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for “Juniors,” ages 6-9 • July 22-26 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for “Seniors,” ages 10 and up. • Camp activities include dancing, tumbling, crafts and games; participants should bring a snack every day, and seniors campers should also bring lunch • Price is $125 for current students and $150 for new students. • To reserve a spot, email Jamie@kdastudios.com or call 305-735-6956.

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BODY LANGUAGE June 3-Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ages 5 and up • Camp activities include gym and dance lessons, crafts, and weekly field trip • $85 week/$30 day • Space limited to 25 campers • Call 305-942-3107 or email info@bodylanguagestudios.com. SEACAMP Seacamp is offering Day Camp Monday through Friday for ages 10-13, 18 Day sessions in June and July for ages 12-17 and one-week sessions in August for ages 10-17. Campers work in teams, learning the ecological principles that are pertinent to both the study of marine science and to the future of our natural resources. Activities include field and laboratory work, SCUBA, snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking. Request an application at www.seacamp.org or call us at 305-872-2331.

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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO C.M. Long-time educator enjoys a varied retirement SARA MATTHIS

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here’s pitifully few of us who can go by our initials only. It takes a certain amount of panache, style if you will, to pull it off. Case in point: C.M. Bishop — known around Marathon simply as “C.M.” Most of us ran across her when she was a teacher and a school administrator. She spent eight years at Stanley Switlik as a physical education teacher. She went back to FIU for a master’s degree, and spent time as the middle school principal, and assistant principal at Marathon High School. Including her time teaching in Ohio, she spent 33 years as an educator before she retired in 1995. She has a finger on the pulse of Marathon, a wide circle of friends, and an interesting background. She’s also a breast cancer survivor. Unfortunately, the disease has reared its ugly ahead again and she is recuperating from gamma knife surgery. She talks about it quite openly among friends. “I want people to know about the advances out there,” she said. Here’s a little more on the dynamic woman …

Full name? Catherine Marie Bishop. (Yes, she was born Catholic and attended parochial elementary school.) When did you move to Marathon? From where? I came to the Keys in 1984, from Northern Ohio. It was very cold. We had several blizzards over two years that knocked out the electricity, and one that also froze the pipes, so to speak. I learned that I could live without heat, but not heat AND water. What did you study? I attended Bowling Green and got a degree in education and physical education. Which worked out perfectly: after a few months in Marathon, I was hired at Stanley Switlik to be the P.E. teacher.

Any place you wouldn’t return to? I don’t have a place like that. But I would like to go back to Singapore. It’s gorgeous and clean and there’s such a cultural variety there.

Are you still physically active? I believe in staying active. My husband and I do Pilates three times a week, we ride bikes, walk every evening. I believe in staying as active as possible. Do you run into your old students? All the time. I think some of my first students were the Sayer kids, the Worthington kids. … But I run into them all over the world. Do you travel? Oh, yes. South America, Southeast Asia, Italy many times, Europe, the Panama Canal … Most adventurous travel side trip? I rode a Brahman bull in Cuba about three years ago. With … um … no saddle. (We get the idea this was a very personal experience!)

If you aren’t traveling, what are you doing? I’m a member of the Business and Professional Women chapter in Marathon, the Marathon Yacht Club Education Foundation, and the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority for teachers. What are your hobbies? I like to garden and scuba dive. And, okay, this is weird, but I collect boulders for my garden. I’m always trying to convince my husband Dennis that we need just one more. What are you reading and watching? I like Stuart Woods and Randy Wayne White novels. And Dennis and I are big fans of the “The Big Bang Theory.” I also like “The Enemy Within,” “Blindspot,” and “The Voice.” What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate. If you had any other job than teaching, what would it be? Financial advisor. Are you the type of person who checks the stock market every day? (Guilty nod and smile.) What do you think Marathon will look like in 25 years? Marathon is such a giving place. But if you replace residents with vacation renters, that all goes away.

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SOLD 832 27th Street, Marathon Ben Daniels, Top Producer (305) 395-2723 Congratulations to Our Seller

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SOLD 6407 Oceanview Ave, Marathon Brenda Symonds, Realtor (305) 394-7882 Congratulations to Our Buyers


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POPS STIGLITZ COED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

�anksYou! The Stiglitz Family along with Bambi Kuck and Oni Ferreiro would like to thank the following businesses and indivduals who helped make this years softball tournament a huge success. We were able to raise over $10,000 to help MHS Students with scholarships

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BOOKS

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‘WHEN WE LEFT CUBA’

“Next Year in Havana.” Do you speak Spanish? I do. I was born in the United States, but I spent the first few years of my life in the Dominican Republic, so I learned Spanish before I learned English. My grandparents lived with us growing up and spoke Spanish at home. Admittedly, as I’ve moved away and lived overseas, I’ve not used my Spanish as much as I’d like, and I think that sense of physical distance from my family and Cuban identity played a role in my desire to explore our history.

Author weaves a personal tale of Cuban immigrants KAREN NEWFIELD

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ust 90 miles from Cuba, the Florida Keys is the perfect place to learn more about the fascinating history of our Caribbean neighbor and wonder about its future. In her novel, “Next Year in Havana,” bestselling author Chanel Cleeton captures the essence of this beautiful island and its people and, in her most recent novel published last month, her tale will continue with the sequel, “When We Left Cuba.” Here are reviews of both of these delightful reads, as well as some questions I had the chance to ask Cleeton about her life and writing! Have you ever visited Cuba? I haven’t. In 2016, we were planning a family reunion. For many, it was the first time they would return since they had left in exile after the Cuban Revolution. My 95-year-old grandfather became very upset with the thought of returning, and the trip opened up a discussion within my family about his experiences in Cuba, his fears of returning, and his anger over supporting the regime. While I understand that the decision to return to Cuba is a complicated and personal one for many Cubans and Cuban-Americans and wholly respect the decision to return, my father and I decided it wasn’t the appropriate time for us to go. This trip and the realization that the Cuban Revolution had such a lasting impact on my grandfather and family was one of the factors that inspired me writing

When We Left Cuba When the Cuban Revolution forces Beatriz Perez and her family to flee Havana, they rebuild their lives in Florida. Leaving with very little, her father is intent on reestablishing himself in the profitable sugar industry, while her mother obsesses over finding suitable husbands for Beatriz and her sisters. Beatriz, however, is solely set on revenge. She is filled with devastating anger over the loss of her friends, her fortune, and her twin brother. She is given the perfect opportunity, when she is recruited by the CIA to aid the fight for freedom, putting in reach her dreams of returning home to the life her family left behind. However, a dangerous love affair with a well-known senator complicates her ambitions as readers are propelled on this pageturning adventure through history. These novels lingered in my mind long after the final page, and Chanel Cleeton graciously answered some questions I had. Here are the highlights:

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Next Year In Havana In 1958, Elisa, one of the beautiful and wealthy Perez sisters, falls deeply in love with a mysterious older man. He’s a revolutionary, working tirelessly to oust the cruel dictator, Fulgencio Batista, and liberate the Cuban people. Fifty-nine years later, Elisa’s granddaughter, Marisol, lives in Miami and travels to Cuba for the first time. She sets out to honor her grandmother’s wishes by spreading her ashes in the place of her birth. While there, Marisol discovers many secrets and dreams that Elisa had kept hidden for decades. She also meets a man, who becomes her own revolucionario. Throughout this magnificent family saga, Marisol learns more about her heritage and herself.

When did you know you’d be writing a sequel? I didn’t plan to write another entry into the Perez family’s life until I introduced Beatriz in “Next Year in Havana.” I instantly was intrigued by Beatriz and had to stop writing “Next Year in Havana” so I could write the first chapter of “When We Left Cuba” because her voice was so strong. What’s next? My next release will be out in 2020 and is set in the Florida Keys in 1935 and features three heroines who find themselves in the path of the Labor Day Hurricane. One of the heroines is Beatriz’s aunt, so the Perez family makes another appearance. I am also working on my 2021 release, tentatively titled “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba,” which is set during the Gilded Age and the Spanish-American War. If you like these books and are interested in more recommendations, check out hundreds of honest reviews at www.readingandeating. com

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BRIEFLY Open auditions for dance review Marathon Community Theatre is having open auditions on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the theater. Director Joanne Zimmerman is casting “tah-Dance,” the annual summer showcase. She seeks dancers (all styles), dancers who can sing, and dancers who can act. Auditions are open to individuals, couples, groups and there is no age limit. The showcase is June 14-15. For more information, call 305-743-0994. Business owners invited to take survey Monroe County, in partnership with the chambers of commerce in Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and the Lower Keys, is inviting all current and former business owners to complete a short survey. The results will identify additional actions to support the recovery of businesses and communitywide economic redevelopment. As much as $40 million may be available to support economic recovery in the Florida Keys. The survey will gather information about how the business community is recovering from Hurricane Irma and what business recovery needs still exist. The survey is available until May 27 at www.monroecounty-fl. gov/2019businesssurvey. It should take about 10 minutes to complete the 23-question survey. Locals organize memoriam scholarship Friends of the late Dottie DeFillips — “Miss Dot” — are organizing a high school student scholarship in her name. If you are interested in donating to the fund, please contact Deb Wonderlin at Stanley Switlik Elementary or Jamie Buhyoff or Ryana Gonzalez at Marathon High School. The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in early childhood education and will be presented by her son, Matt, on class night. Highway construction to last three weeks A construction contractor for the Florida Department of Transportation will be doing storm sewer repairs on U.S. 1 in Marathon from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting this week. They will be closing segments of the northbound lane from MM 48 to MM 54. The project is expected to take about three weeks.

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hen Hurricane Irma destroyed Daisy Papp’s dream home in Marathon, she reacted differently than most people faced with devastating loss. “I looked at the enormous hole in our flooring where the ocean had burst through, wreaked havoc and then pulled away everything we owned, and thought, ‘This is factual. I cannot control it. What I can control is my interpretation,’” she said from temporary housing in Miami Beach. “I decided to act.” Papp, a life coach, author and speaker, organized group meetings so neighbors could share stories, work through trauma and support each other. She will speak in Marathon on Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marathon library. “From utter devastation came this fantastic experience of people reaching out and helping each other heal,” said Papp. “We inspired each other to move forward with compassion, openness and tolerance for all.” The experience galvanized Papp to complete her second book, “The Island Model: A Guide to Emotional Intelligence,” on Amazon. “I’m dedicating it to everyone in Marathon who handled themselves so mindfully and gracefully during this historic disaster,” she said. The Island Model acknowledges that each of us lives in, not on, our own metaphorical island, a place we cannot leave. “So, it is vital to find the unique treasures in your island, discover how your island became the way it is, and build bridges to other islands in a spirit of curiosity and acceptance,” Papp said. — Contributed

NOTICE OF PUBLIC FORUM – PERILS OF FLOOD 5:00 PM THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019 Marathon City Hall - City Council Chambers 9805 Overseas Highway in Marathon Review and discussion of current City policies and regulations to maintain surface water management and flood damage prevention.

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SARA MATTHIS

sara@keysweekly.com

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE 4 major projects underway in Marathon

Trucks trundle past loaded to the brim with fill, and construction vehicles emit a constant “beep, beep, beep” in reverse. It seems all of Marathon is under construction right now. Here’s an update on four major projects. Photos by SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

MARATHON HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC FIELD August 2019 This project is slated to be done by August, according to the Monroe County School District’s Doug Pryor. Phase one is complete, and phase two is underway of a $12 million plan to create a full-size track around a football field, new concession stands, re-configuring of the ball fields and extra parking. “Right now we’re bringing in clean fill from Plantation Key School to raise part of the property to help with flooding,” Pryor said. He said the roofing is going on the concession stand and the light poles and scoreboard structures are going up. The irrigation is in and the football field sod will be placed beginning this week. Pryor said the old bleachers were moved and set up next to the track in case the vendor wasn’t available to provide the seats in time. He said the vendor confirmed this week the new bleachers would arrive in midJuly.

AQUEDUCT AUTHORITY WORK ON SOMBRERO ROAD & BOULEVARD August 2019 Unfortunately, the traffic delays will continue along Sombrero Beach Road and Sombrero Beach Boulevard as the water utility continues to replace aging infrastructure. The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority estimates the project will be complete in August. “Once the pipe is in, we have to transition between the old pipe to the new pipe,” said FKAA spokesperson Julie Cheon, adding that there will be an extended period of testing for pressurization and health standards. “At one point, customers will see water dripping out of some flexible PVC tubing, and that’s intentional. There will also be planned interruptions of water service for people in those neighborhoods. We will keep our customers informed.” Some temporary paving will begin on May 2, as well. The project is estimated to cost $1.8 million.

SOMBRERO BEACH RESTORATION August/September 2019

STANLEY SWITLIK CONSTRUCTION January 2020

In about a month, the east side of Sombrero Beach will be complete — restored pavilions, new utilities, grass planted — and then the action will move to the west side of the beach. “We will be making the switch over in the first week of June. The east side will be open, and west side closed,” said Carlos Solis, Marathon’s director of Public Works. Although parts of the park are closed, the beach along the water is accessible except for short-term closures as required for construction. Work will pause for the 4th of July, and then resume. In addition to the restoration, the city intends to add a low wall around the beach to keep sand from moving onto the road during storms. “The contractor is moving at a quick pace,” Solis said. “So we anticipate the project will be finished some time in August or September.” The project is estimated to cost $1.5 million.

“We’re moving pretty rapidly on this,” said Pryor, the school district’s construction manager. “Both buildings are up, the roofs are being ‘dried’ in. Framing has started in the administrative building.” The district expects the project to be mostly complete in November or December. After the Christmas break, students will move into the new building, and renovations — new ceilings and floors — will begin on the remaining classroom building and cafeteria. That phase will also include work on the transportation facility on 35th Street and work on the ball fields. The temporary campus will be dismantled in January and returned to the lessor. The project is estimated to cost $23 million.


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PUBLIC NOTICE The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is available online at www.fkaa.com or by request at FKAA’s main office at 1100 Kennedy Drive, Key West. For information regarding this report call Maghan Barber at (305)295-2231.

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SEEN AROUND TOWN

MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019

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CONCH REPUBLIC MARINE ARMY STRIKES AGAIN

he Battle of Long Key State Park was waged on April 27 and was led by the Conch Republic Marine Army. Pieces of roofing and boats, traps, plastic jugs, buoys, endless rope and more man-made invaders were forced out of Long Key State Park’s shoreline and shallows. Members of Conch Republic Marine Army and volunteers marched, operated kayaks and paddleboards and captained power boats to reach every level of the fight. The haul? Four-thousand-and-fifty pounds. Winn-Dixie and Kiki’s Sandbar and Grille provided free food, refreshments and ice for the troops. Brian Vest, president and founder of Conch Republic Marine Army, said that CRMA is the largest clean-up and habitat restoration group in the Florida Keys. The nonprofit was born shortly after the destruction of Hurricane Irma and as the healing of our islands continues, CRMA shows no signs of stopping. —Weekly staff report

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

THIS WEEK’S SPECIALS !! Lynn & Jody represented  the Sellers of:  11455 3rd Ave Ocean,  Marathon, FL 33050 

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DEEP WATER ACCESS 4BR/3BA home on a deep water basin. Minutes to Boot Key Harbor for Ocean and Gulf access. Vacation Rental licensed. Walk to restaurants, banks, grocery store and post office. Motivated seller will consider all reasonable offers. $699,000 ML581396

CENTRAL MARATHON 2BR/2BA stilt duplex. Freshly painted. Room for a pool. Long term renters. Convenient to everything. 3BR/3BA REDUCED! $349,000 ML579148

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MONROE COUNTY

MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019

JIM McCARTHY

jim@keysweekly.com

COMING TO A CLOSE Bills linger as end of session approaches

Legislative session in Tallahassee comes to a close May 3, and bills in the House and Senate are learning their fate. Here are a few notable bills the Weekly has tracked along the way and where they stand. SB 720 & HB 525 — FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE A bill to rename Florida Keys Community College to The College of the Florida Keys is set for a vote in the Senate before session ends. Legislation in the House, sponsored by state Rep. Holly Raschein, passed unanimously in late March. Legislation in the Senate, sponsored by state Sen. Anitere Flores, passed unanimously through the Education and Appropriations committees. HB 1229 — CRAFT DISTILLERIES Legislation to even the playing field for craft distilleries awaits consideration. The bill would allow distilleries to hold multiple vendor licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages. They would also be able to obtain permits to conduct tastings and sales of distilled spirits at specified events. SB 1694 & HB 1019 — TAKINGS CLAIMS Legislation in the House and Senate that would provide for apportionment of awards of damages for takings claims within areas of critical state concern appears dead. Local governments in the Florida Keys, per the bill, would share liability 50-50 when defendants are successful in property rights litigation. Legislation in the Senate, sponsored by Flores, last saw movement April 9 when it passed through the Community Affairs Committee. In the House, the bill sponsored by state Rep. Thad Altman hasn’t seen any forward movement. SB 1666 & HB 1221 — VESSELS The bill that would direct Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to conduct a study on derelict vessels was postponed on third reading in the House on April 30. Similar legislation in the Senate passed 40-0. Flores and Raschein are bill co-sponsors in the Senate and House. SB 816 & HB 771 — RECYCLING Legislation passed through both the House and Senate requiring counties and municipalities to address contamination of recyclable material in specified contracts and prohibit them from requiring collection or transport of contaminated recyclable material by collectors. The bill in the House passed via an 87-23 vote while the Senate gave its approval via a 24-15 vote.

SB 824 & HB 987 — VACATION RENTALS Bills that would preempt the regulation of all vacation rentals to the state likely won’t see passage this year. Legislation would have repealed the exemption for a local law, ordinance or regulation adopted before June 1, 2011. The state first passed vacation rental law in 2011, but Keys municipalities were “grandfathered,” or exempt from the new regulation. The 2019 bill would have removed that grandfather status and opened the Keys to vacation rentals with no limits on frequency or duration. SB 336 & HB 5 — SALES TAX REFERENDA Legislation gained passage in the House on April 11 with a 69-44 vote. A similar bill in the Senate was placed on the calendar for consideration for May 2. Legislation would require any local sales tax referendum question to appear only during major elections, and would require a two-thirds majority to pass. It would also force a county to make the proposed referendum and a specified legal opinion available on its website. Local governments often pass a discretionary sales tax to pay for necessary projects such as neighborhood construction or sewer projects.

LEGISLATURE APPROVES BUDGET On the evening of April 30, the Florida legislature agreed to a budget of more than $90 billion for the new fiscal year starting July 1. Final votes still need to be cast on the spending plan, but that can’t be done until a 72-hour review period. The budget includes an increase of $780 million for public schools, bringing per-student funding to over $240 for the coming school year. There’s also an increase of discretionary funds of around 2 percent for the state’s school districts. As for the environment, the budget shows about $682 million for projects such as Everglades restoration. The budget also contains funds to rehab the President Harry S. Truman Little White House.


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Speakers: State Rep Holly Raschein Topic: State Legislative Wrap-Up RSVP REQUIRED to Jeanine@floridakeysmarathon.com / (305) 743-5417

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MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019

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ON THE STAGE

MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019

FAMILY ‘DRAMEDY’ READY FOR MCT

Mainstage opens next week SARA MATTHIS

sara@keysweekly.com

W “Man plans and God laughs.” — Yiddish proverb

hen the curtain goes up on “Making God Laugh,” theatre-goers will find plenty to make them chuckle, and many poignant moments that may lead to surreptitious wiping of the eyes. “The first time I picked up the play, I read it cover to cover in one sitting,” said director Diane Dashevsky. “I just fell in love with it.” “Making God Laugh” opens on Marathon Community Theatre’s mainstage on Thursday, May 9 and runs through May 25 from Thursday to Saturday nights, with one matinee on May 19. It’s a limited engagement with only 10 performances. The play, authored by Sean Grennan, follows a family of five over the course of about four decades, starting in the ‘80s. “Each scene is a different holiday,” said producer Karen Witte, “Thanksgiving, Christmas … well, you’ll just have to come and see.” Yep, there’s rich material here, with mentions of Enron, Y2K hysteria, and a silly little start-up called “Google.” For audience members who have lived through the era, it brings back fond memories – in hindsight, of course – of everything from terrible cars to bad investments. The play features an ensemble cast. Jerry Nussenblatt plays the lovable dad, Bill, a kindly counterpart to the anxious Ruthie, played by Joanne Zimmerman. The “kids” are Richard, the larger-than-life eldest (Brian Witte);

Jerry Nussenblatt, left, Joanne Zimmerman, Michelle Licause and Brian Witte rehearse “Making God Laugh.” SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

“Ruthie” forces an enthusiastic hug on her son “Thomas.” The family’s saga is played out on stage throughout May at Marathon Community Theatre.

Maddie, the prickly middle child (Michele Licause); and Thomas, the youngest, in the grips of terrible existential dilemma (Alex Rickert, who is also a Weekly freelancer). “The plays reminds me of people in my own family. Ruthie is my exmother-in-law to a T,” said Dashevsky. “And it reminded me of my own brothers and a cousin. It struck a chord with me.” Every actor has their moment to shine, over the course of four decades and four scenes. During the set

changes, audiences will be treated to a slide show on a descending white screen because aging the actors takes time (pun intended) while they are offstage. While this is Dashevsky’s first turn as a director, she and her late husband Ed were heavily involved with the theatre since retiring here in 2012. He was the light technician for every show during MCT’s 2016-2017 season, and she was stage manager for every show except one during the same time period. Before he succumbed, Ed was informed by theater friends that the light booth was formally named after him. This is not the retirement that Diane and Ed planned. And that’s okay, too. “In the final scene of the play, the kids come to realize that things didn’t turn out the way that they expected, but the most important thing is family and being supportive and loving of each other. They let the years of squabbles and the hurts get in the way of saying ‘I’m sorry,’ and ‘I do love you,’” Diane said. “And I think that’s a good message.” For tickets, visit www.marathontheater.org or call 305-743-0994. Curtain is at 8 p.m. (except matinee at 3 p.m.) and tickets are $25 each.


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STUDENT OF THE WEEK

MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019 The Marathon Weekly is proud to partner with Marathon High School faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and MHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Fin Pride,” and for giving us a glimpse into their world.

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What is something most people don’t know about you? Most people don’t know that I am a homebody. Who is your all-time favorite teacher and why? I have two. Ms. Buhyoff and Ms. Cox. Ms. Buhyoff has taught me no matter what anyone says, you can and will overcome that challenge. Ms. Cox has taught me to pursue what I want to do even if people think differently of you.

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MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019

For Sale! 302 Lemon Avenue Great location on Grassy Key with 2bd/2ba on a corner lot with ample privacy. Turn Key home waiting for the perfect buyer! Features newer A/C, metal roof, open balcony, stainless steel appliances, engineered hardwood floors are more! Sunset Bay park just down the road to launch paddle boards and kayaks. Listed at: $364,000

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KEYS EATS

MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019

Key lime pie, Square Grouper style. DOUG FINGER/ Keys Weekly

FAMILY JOINT Trio opens new Square Grouper in Islamorada JIM McCARTHY

jim@keysweekly.com

With two establishments in the lower Keys, Square Grouper Bar & Grill opened its newest location at the Islamorada Marina, MM 80.4 bayside, on March 1. Converting an old boathouse into an elegant, waterfront dining destination, owner Lynn Bell says Square Grouper is all about fresh, local seafood, some of the finest craft cocktails, as well as a fantastic wine selection and top-notch service. Running the restaurant alongside Lynn are son and daughter, Joe and Sarah. Both grew up in the business, having worked at Square Grouper Bar & Grill at MM 22.5, Oceanside, on Cudjoe Key since Joe was 9 years old and Sarah was 8. Now, at 24 and 23, Joe and Sarah are bringing a lot of knowledge and experience to the new Islamorada joint. “It’s probably the biggest compliment that I could ever have,” Lynn said. “Having them working with me, even though they’ve gone away and done their college, opening a restaurant with me is like a dream. They bring a lot of knowledge and they know what’s expected of them. It’s great to have them bring that experience to this staff.”


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From busing tables to hosting and serving, Joe worked every position in the business before leaving for college. He initially went for real estate, and he did an internship in New York City. But he wasn’t one to work behind a desk. He got back into the restaurant business, spending time at an establishment outside Chicago and later as general manager for a Fort Lauderdale restaurant. Joe now serves as general manager of Square Grouper in Islamorada. He said he’s working to ensure the experience is similar to the Cudjoe joint that’s had a great track record. “It’s one of the most successful restaurants in the Keys for the past 16 years,” he said. “Making sure it’s very similar is important to me. If a guest goes down to Cudjoe and is coming to have dinner here, making sure the seafood stew tastes the same is important.” Sarah decided to attend massage therapy school where she became a massage therapist. She returned to working for Square Grouper when the Islamorada venue was ready to open its doors. Today, Sarah is hard at work doing a little bit of everything at the restaurant, including welcoming guests as they come through the doors. Working alongside her mom and brother, Sarah says she enjoys the atmosphere. “We have a really good work environment,” she said. “We have great co-workers and it’s nice to be able to work with my family, versus working with strangers.”

Panko and parmesan encrusted local yellowtail that’s sautéed with asparagus. and wild rice.

Lynn Bell and her children Sarah and Joe pose together at their restaurant, the Square Grouper Bar & Grill in Islamorada.

THE MENU Joe says guests will see a few new menu items, like the oysters Rockefeller. ‘That sells great,” he said. “It’s fresh oysters using our homemade Key lime butter sauce.” You won’t go wrong by starting out with the delicious seafood stew. Or, try the yellowfin tuna and avocado egg rolls with Asian dipping sauce. For the main entrée, go for the almond encrusted grouper that comes with a warm Caribbean cranberrypineapple relish. It’s served over house-made sweet potato mash. “She (my mom) likes to classify it as a tropical Thanksgiving of sorts,” Joe said. As for a drink, do yourself a favor and go for the house signature cocktail Key lime martini. There’s also wine, beer, spritzers, margaritas and

more to enjoy while dining by the water. Square Grouper is a lunch destination Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Appetizers, soups, salads, tacos and seafood platters are among the afternoon menu items. There are also house specialties like the Square Grouper sandwich, pan sautéed and topped with house onion rings and Key lime tarter, as well as the chicken sandwich, Philly cheesesteak and B.L.T., just to name a few. More information is at squaregrouperislamorada.com or Square Grouper — Islamorada’s Facebook page. If you’re in the lower Keys, don’t forget to check out Square Grouper on Cudjoe Key and My New Joint 420 Lounge, located upstairs from the bar and grill.

Yellowfin tuna and avocado eggrolls with Asian dipping sauce.

The Square Grouper Bar & Grill in Islamorada opened its doors March 1.

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KEYS DISEASE

MARATHON WEEKLY / MAY 2, 2019

CRANE POINT A TREASURE Step back in time at Marathon’s Central Park

Haley holds a juvenile American alligator. MARGOT WARSHAW/ Contributed

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… how to tell a ‘croc’ from a ‘gator’? NELE KIRT

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H

aley Townsend from the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters tells us which is which: Many people often mistake crocodiles for alligators and vice versa. Physical differentiation, such as the alligators’ broad, U-shaped snout with an overbite — therefore only seeing the top row of teeth — and the crocodiles’ narrow, V-shaped snout with a vertical bite, seeing both rows of the teeth, is one way to distinguish which is which. However, the biggest difference is where you would find them. Crocodiles live in saltwater habitats. Just like any other saltwater animal, the crocodile must be able to expel the excess salt out of their bodies to maintain homeostasis — the ability to keep internal stability in organism to compensate for environmental changes. Crocodiles possess salivary glands, allowing them to excrete the salt intake they get from both their diet and osmosis through their skin.

Alligators lack these glands and are unable to excrete that salt on their own. So they have to flush any salt out in freshwater. Here, in the Florida Keys, we are surrounded by saltwater and see many crocodiles … but that’s not to say we cannot come across the occasional alligator, as they have become very well adapted to venturing into saltwater. • • • • • My name is Haley Townsend. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelors in biology and minor in chemistry. I have been visiting the Keys for almost two years now and have lived here permanently for almost a year. Currently I am one of the marine biologists at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters where I am privileged to educate visitors every day about the differences between alligators and crocodiles. What are you wondering about? Email nelekirt@yahoo.com.

went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau Sometimes we all need to take a walk in the woods … step back into a time before traffic and development and noise. It takes us all back to an unspoiled age when the balance of nature prevailed over the encroachment of humanity. I had a chance to walk around the trails in Crane Point Hammock this past weekend. It’s our own little oasis of nature — Marathon’s own Central Park, if you will. Those who never drive in and look past the hammock’s highway frontage are missing an incredible natural experience. Of course, the highway frontage is better than ever, with new signs, banners and the historic rail car that was relocated from Knight’s Key. Observant passersby may have noticed a train station being built behind the railcar and a relocated historic Keys house on the grounds. There is a lot of new and exciting stuff happening at Crane Point, but the biggest draw is the 63 acres of hardwood hammock and amazing Florida Bay shoreline. One will get a sense of what Keys pioneers dealt with in the days before Flagler’s railroad, as well as the natural beauty of a real hardwood hammock. One of the area’s first homes, the Adderly House, stands as a well-preserved testament to those pioneers. It’s easy to let one’s imagination drift back to those days when George Adderly went sponging just before Flagler built his railroad through the Middle Keys. But Mother Nature is the true star. So many varieties of native plants and trees exist, with signs and plaques explaining the different species — a walk on the trails is an education in Keys hammock botany. Learn the difference between red, white and black mangroves. Understand how milkwood got its name. And discover which Keys tree is made of wood that doesn’t float. In addition to the flora, the Keys fauna that exists on Crane Point is remarkable as well. The Butterfly Meadow attracts many

species of butterfly that visitors are often able to observe as they emerge from their pupal states. The Lagoon by the Museum features various tropical fish species such as sergeant majors, JOHN angelfish, and parBARTUS rotfish for close-up is the mayor of observation. And the City of Marabirds — we can’t thon. He also is forget birds! a musician who Kelly Grinter performs around runs the Maratown. For more thon Wild Bird see johnbartus. Center, dedicated com to rescuing and rehabilitating injured birds so they can be reintroduced in the wild. Pelicans, cormorants, birds of prey — all sorts of avian patients enjoy the center’s hospitality while they await their return to the wild as a healthy bird. And there are plenty of healthy birds in the wild to be observed at Crane Point. Visitors can borrow binoculars and a bird guide at the gift shop. A couple of special places in Crane Point stand out: the Sunset Boardwalk and The Point. Both of these are on the shoreline, and the Boardwalk extends into the mangrove habitat all the way to the water’s edge. The Point is a very beautiful stop at land’s end that features a breathtaking view of Florida Bay and Rachel Key. Sit on one of the benches at many points along the trail and relax with the cares of the modern world seemingly so far away. Crane Point COO Charlotte Quinn has overseen a bit of a rebirth at Crane Point Hammock. In addition to the recovery from Irma, Charlotte and her board have done amazing things with the park, the trails, the museum and lagoon. City of Marathon Planning Director (and Crane Point board member) George Garrett has been instrumental in helping coordinate projects — from moving a railroad car and historic house through the streets of Marathon during the wee hours, to restoring historic water flows throughout Crane Point Hammock. They’re open seven days a week, and admission is reasonable … but if you are a local, it makes sense to get a family membership so you can go as often as you like. So as I began, I’ll leave you with more words from Thoreau: “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” Catch John Thursdays at Sparky’s Landing, Fridays and Sundays at the Lighthouse Grill, Saturdays at the Key Colony Inn, and Mondays at the Sunset Grille. www.johnbartus.com


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ime has erased some of the names, but the memories are still fresh for Marathon’s Mike Puto. In 1965, he was graduating from Marathon High School at the age of 16. “The school counselor called my parents in and said, ‘Mike’s not ready for university. The new junior college would be a good fit,’” Puto recalls. He can’t remember the name of the high school counselor, or the names of four Marathon buddies who attended what was then called Florida Keys Junior College. “The five of us rode down to Key West three days a week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday — in a black 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible.” Puto said it was black with a red interior and tan top. The passengers gave him $5 a week toward gas. On Friday, May 5, during the college’s 59th commencement ceremony, Puto will be recognized as a distinguished alumnus at the ceremony. Since Puto’s days, the college has been renamed the Florida Keys Community College, and if the legislature approves it, will soon be renamed again — to College of the Florida Keys. The name change will reflect the institution’s bachelor’s degree offerings. Students are already enrolled in coursework to earn a bachelor’s of applied science in supervision and management. Beginning in the fall semester, students can enroll in a bachelor’s

Marathon’s Brian Schmitt and Mike Puto hobnob at the college’s 50th anniversary gala in 2015.

of science in nursing. In the works is a degree for marine resource management. Right now, there are about 1,200 students enrolled. Puto was named to FKCC’s board of governors in 2014 by then-Gov. Rick Scott. He has a new application in and is waiting to hear from Gov. Ron DeSantis. “It’s been a great experience for me to be on that board and see firsthand the new buildings go up, and the addition of a dorm,” Puto said. “This institution has so much to offer, like the associate’s degrees for marine environmental technology or nursing, and certificate in electrical apprenticeship.” It’s a far cry from the days when Puto and his friend, Buddy Owens (of the B.O. Fish Wagon in Key West) were the only members of the college’s golf team. “We would get a loaf of bread and a package of bologna and take the show on the road to the tournaments,” Puto remembers.

In 1965, the Florida Keys Junior College basketball team played Edison Junior College at the college’s temporary headquarters at Douglass High School on Fort Street in Key West.

BUY | TORTILLA PRESS Who doesn’t love tortillas? Homemade attempts must include one of these tortilla presses (about $10-$25 online). Take a bit of corn masa, a little bigger than a walnut shell, put it in the press and smash flat. Flip it with a spatula and do it again. Of course, this isn’t just for tortillas. Get your arepa, empanadas, etc. on. This is just a press, however, the finishing steps happen on the stovetop.

LISTEN | RODRIGO Y GABRIELA These Mexican acoustic guitarists are next-level. The instruments and fingering are classical, but the original music is not at all typical, paying homage to the likes of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix and a “thrash-metal” upbringing. They are currently touring the U.S., including this week in Memphis, at the Beale Street Music Festival, sharing the stage with the Dave Matthews Band. Check out their just-released album, “Mettavolution” with a Buddhist bent. WATCH | EL CHAPULIN COLORADO Throughout Latin America, this was the variety show on every Saturday morning (ostensibly for kids, but with huge appeal for adults) during the ’70s and early ’80s. The main character, and show’s creator, Roberto Gómez Bolaños is a bumbling superhero who must be helped out of most scrapes by the people he intended to save. The show had several spinoffs and repeating characters. Watch some re-runs for fun on YouTube.


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FLORIDA KEYS DEMOCRATS ARE HOSTING A SOCIAL! When: Saturday, May 18, 3-5 pm Where: Florida Keys Country Club 4000 Sombrero Boulevard We invite all Democrats and independent thinkers who want to learn, volunteer or run for office in 2020. Speakers Marathon Mayor John Bartus & Keys Dems Chairwoman Bert Sise

* Free Munchies and Cash Bar * We look forward to seeing you. Please email chair@keysdems.com for more information.

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he Marathon High baseball teams took on the Everglades Prep Academy at home on April 20, with the varsity game in the morning and the JV following the varsity. The varsity went into the game 7-3 and struggled early but came up with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat the Panthers 7-2. (Pictures below.) Since then, the team has fallen to Ransom Everglades and LaSalle. On Friday, May 3, the team faces Westwood Christian at home at 4 p.m. It is the last home game of the season and Senior Night for graduating MHS players. —Weekly staff report BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly 1. Marathon’s Ben Hiller fields the ball for a close play at third base. 2. Dolphins catcher Jayden Bruland reacts to a pop-up. 3. Pitcher Matt Kratzert in action on the mound. 4. Marathon’s Parker Konrath rounds second on a Diosvaldo Rojas double. 5. Catcher Jayden Bruland and pitcher Matt Kratzert converge on a pop-up.

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11455 3rd Avenue Ocean, Marathon

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Congratulations to the buyers of this waterfront home.

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BY THE NUMBERS 17 million gallons of water to the Keys every day. And that’s no drop in the bucket since they not only operate and maintain our water treatment plant, but also 26 pumping stations and over 1000 miles of pipe, including 45 bridge crossings. Find out more about the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and your water supply by going to fkaa.com FKAA.com | 305-296-2454

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he junior varsity Dolphins beat Everglades Prep by a score of 5-3 during their final game on April 20. In this sequence of photos, Dolphin catcher Gabe Leal makes the catch at home plate and is charged by base runner Addiel Gil. Leal made the catch and held onto the ball. Gil was called out then ejected from the game for intentionally running into the catcher. The ‘Fins played flawless defense with zero errors and had a strong performance from starting pitcher Dylan Ziels and finisher Ryan Yablon. The JV Fins ended the season 12-1, and 29-1 over the past two seasons. BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly See more game photos at www.ShadyPalmPhotography.com

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(Performance Sailing Coach) • Captain Hook’s Marina • Captain Pip’s Marina & Spirit Snorkeling • Castaway Waterfront Restaurant & Sushi Bar • Crane Point Hammock • Shari Cronin • Curry Hammock State Park • D’Asign Source • DK’s Style Hut Keys Inc. • Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club • Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters • Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House • Flowers by J & J Inc • Food for Thought • Frank’s Grill, Inc.• Gluntz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marathon • Home Depot • Julie Joyce • Kandace Kelderman • Key Colony Inn Restaurant • Paul Koisch • Lazy Days South Restaurant • Marathon Chamber of Commerce • Marathon Grill & Ale House • Marathon Tire, Lube & More • Marathon Yacht Club • Liz Montgomery • Peter & Marie Pittman (The Incredible Fruit Stand) • Plaza Grill • Reel Identity LLC • Renée Anderson Art & Jewelry • Royal Furniture • Susan Ruck • S.A.L.T. Services • Sea Level Spa, Gulfside Village • Mark Senmartin (Cash Flow Guns and Ammo) • The Midas Touch Jewelry • Tilden’s Scuba Center • West Marine • Triton Seafood • Max Troisi (Artist & Middle Keys Sailing/Racing Team) • Mia Troisi (Artist & 2019 Sailing Instructor) • U.S. Coast Guard • Uniques by Kennedy Studio • Julie Walker (Hair Stylist, The Skin Institute) • West Marine •

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BRIEFLY Class for seniors focuses on safe driving AARP is offering a one-day safe driving class on Thursday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Plantation Key Sheriff’s Office. The class costs $15 for AARP members (please bring your card) and $20 for non-members. To reserve a spot, call Mary Lou 305-394-3878. Zonta Club accepting scholarship applications The Zonta Club of Marathon is accepting requests from members of the community who are in need of financial assistance. Members of the public who are uninsured and have medical, dental and vision expenses that affect their ability to make ends meet are invited to apply. Call 305-390-0567 or email info@zontaclubofmarathon.com for more details. Motorcycle club offers scholarships The Reef Riders Conch Republic Motorcycle Club, a local motorcycle group established 50 years ago, is offering a scholarship to graduating high school seniors of Marathon High School. This scholarship will be designated for students wishing to further their education at a trade or vocational

school, and preference will be given to students who wish to pursue their vocation in the Florida Keys. Students interested in applying for the scholarship can see Cathy Grostefon at Marathon High School to learn more. ’Copter checking transmission lnes Florida Keys Electric Cooperative is starting its annual helicopter inspections and maintenance along U.S. 1. The project is scheduled to continue through May depending on weather. The aerial work will be performed from about 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the daily location, between Marathon and Ocean Reef, will be determined by wind and traffic conditions. FKEC asks drivers to be safe while this inspection is in progress, and keep focus on the road and not the helicopter overhead. FKEC members with questions can call member service at 305-852-2431. Vietnam Navy vets qualify for new benefits The Monroe County Veterans Affairs Department is reaching out to Vietnam Navy veterans to inform them of a recent federal court decision that could lead to collecting previously de-

nied benefits related to Agent Orange exposure. The opinion in Procopio vs. Wilkie eliminates the distinction between Vietnam veterans who served on land and those who served on a ship in territorial waters from Jan. 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975 in relation to the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange. The court defined the phrase “served in the Republic of Vietnam” to include service in its territorial waters. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes the following diseases as related to Agent Orange: chronic B-cell leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, nn-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, and soft tissue sarcomas. Other illnesses believed to be caused by contact with Agent Orange: AL amyloidosis, chloracne diabetes mellitus type 2, ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathyearly onset, and porphyria cutanea tarda. The list of ships currently identified by the United States Department of Veterans as having contact with Agent Orange is at: www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/ agent-orange/navy-coast-guard-shipsvietnam/.

More information is available from Monroe County Veterans Affairs office at 305-295-5150 in Key West or 305453-8777 in Key Largo. County launches group website for photos Monroe County’s Public Information Office launched a new “Flickr” website for public and media use of Monroe County government-related photographs at www.flickr.com/ photos/monroecountybocc. The site has more than 800 images, with new pictures being added weekly, arranged by subject matter and free for use in publications and on internet sites with proper attribution to the county. Videos will also be added to the site. The county welcomes submissions of archival photos of county government buildings, officials, staff, etc. Please send digital submissions to clark-cammy@monroecounty-fl.gov and include a short caption about the photo, date it was taken (approximate if not known) and name of person who took the photo.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/10/2019, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/all bids. 1FTEX15N8RKA99616 1994 FORD 1G1PA5SH3E7371513 2014 CHEVROLET 5NPET46C49H561873 2009 HYUNDAI Publish: April 25 & May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

Replacement will be received by the City of Key Colony Beach at the office of the City Clerk (City Hall), 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida 33051, until 2:00 p.m. local time on June 4, 2019, at which time the Bids received will be opened and read. The Project consists of: demolition of the remaining portions of the existing pre-engineered metal building, with existing foundation to remain; furnishing and installing a UV replacement system to be sequentially installed to maintain the water reclamation facility operations; existing electrical demolition, removal, and replacement; sequenced demolition and temporary services to maintain UV disinfection system during construction of improvements; construction of maintenance I-Beam trolley in existing ISAM Control Room; and associated system improvements. Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum basis as indicated in the Bid Form. The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is: Mittauer & Associates, Inc., 580-1 Wells Road, Orange Park, Florida 32073, (904) 278-0030. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays), and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below. Bidding Documents may also be examined at the office of the City Clerk, City of Key Colony Beach, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, Florida 33051, (305) 289-1212, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). Bidding Documents are available on compact disc as portable document format (PDF) files and printed Bidding Documents, both for a non-refundable charge of $125.00 per set, payable to “Mittauer & Associates, Inc.” Upon Issuing Office’s receipt of payment, digital and printed Bidding Documents will be sent via UPS Ground. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office. Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. The City of Key Colony Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Publish:

NOTICE OF CALLING FOR BIDS Florida Keys Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. (FKEC) is currently accepting construction bids for the FKEC Marathon Operations Center Training and Dining Addition. FKEC Bid #19-15. For Bid Package information visit https:// fkec.com/FormService/ projectbids.cfm Publish: April 4, 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: EMERGENCY STANDBY SERVICES MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Pursuant to F.S. § 50.0211(3)(a), all published competitive solicitation notices can be viewed at: www.floridapublicnotices. com, a searchable Statewide repository for all published legal notices. Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids. com. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located in the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Publish: May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers REQUEST FOR BIDS WRF IMPROVEMENTS, UV REPLACEMENT CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH, FLORIDA Sealed Bids for the construction of the WRF Improvements, UV

LEGAL NOTICES May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH, FL Public ADA Restrooms The City of Key Colony Beach is accepting competitive proposals from qualified companies to provide built-in-place ADA accessible restrooms for a park facility. The City, at its sole discretion, will decide which proposal is best overall for the City. This RFP is to obtain sealed proposals from qualified and experienced companies who are interested in building the restroom facility in compliance with all applicable local, State, and Federal laws and regulations. The City will receive proposals at the location stated below until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at which time they will be opened and read aloud publically. Submittals received after this deadline will not be considered. The complete submittal must be delivered to City Hall in a sealed package, clearly marked on the outside Public ADA Restroom at Sunset Park and addressed to: City of Key Colony Beach Attn: Chris Moonis P.O. Box 510141, 600 West Ocean Drive Key Colony Beach, FL 33051-0141 Hand delivered submittals shall be taken to the City Administrator’s office at the above address. Electronic filing of Bid is acceptable by the RFP deadline to cmoonis@keycolonybeach. net To receive a copy of this RFP, including requirements, please visit www.keycolonybeach. net or contact the City Administrator at (305) 849-0273 or cmoonis@ keycolonybeach.net. The CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH reserves the rights to negotiate with any or all companies submitting proposals. Small and minority businesses, women’s business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms are encouraged to submit qualifications and firms using subcontractors must solicit such firms in the subcontracting process. The CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, persons with disabilities, or limited English proficiency. Publish: May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH, FL Consulting Services for

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Architectural & Engineering (A&E) and / or Local CoEngineering Services RFQ 1.) A&E Services and/ or 2.) Local Co-Engineering Service The City of Key Colony Beach is accepting competitive proposals from qualified consultants to provide 1.) A&E Services associated with damage sustained by Hurricane Irma and/ or; 2.) Co-Engineering Services for the City on a long-term basis. These services shall be performed in accordance with all applicable local, State, Federal laws, regulations, executive orders, and FEMA requirements as may apply. This RFQ is to obtain sealed proposals from Florida licensed, qualified, and experienced Architects and Engineers who are interested in assisting the City of Key Colony Beach with damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Irma to the City Hall facility. Additionally, the RFQ is to obtain sealed proposals from Florida licensed, qualified and experienced Engineers who are interested in providing Engineering services to the City on a long-term basis. The City may retain one or more firms to provide services. These two services (A&E for City Hall Facility and Co-Engineering) are not mutually inclusive. Firms may respond to one or both parts of the RFQ. The City will receive proposals at the location stated below until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019. Submittals received after this deadline will not be considered. The complete submittal consisting of 1 original, 1 copy and 1 color pdf (cd or thumb drive) must be delivered to City Hall in a sealed package, clearly marked on the outside RFQ A&E 2019 and addressed to: City of Key Colony Beach Attn: Chris Moonis, Administrator RFQ A&E 2019 P.O. Box 510141, 600 West Ocean Drive Key Colony Beach, FL 33051-0141 Hand delivered submittals shall be taken to the City Administrator’s office at the above address. Electronic filing of the RFQ is acceptable by the deadline noted above to cmoonis@keycolonybeach. net. To receive a copy of this RFQ, including specific requirements and evaluation criteria, please visit www. keycolonybeach.net , City Administrator at (305) 849-0273, or cmoonis@ keycolonybeach.net. The City of Key Colony Beach reserves the right to negotiate with any or all firms submitting qualifications. Small and minority businesses, women’s business enterprises, and labor

surplus area firms are encouraged to submit qualifications and firms using subcontractors must solicit such firms in the subcontracting process. The City of Key Colony Beach is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, persons with disabilities, or limited English proficiency. Publish: May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

our web portal @ http:// monroecountyfl. igm2 com for meetings of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. Dated at Key West, Florida, this 1st day of May, 2019. KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Publish: May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

COUNTY, FLORIDA; ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): JOHN P. VARONE, JR. 13000 SW 30th Court Davie, FL 33330 And 170 Bonaventure Blvd., Apt. 203 Bonaventure, FL 33326 And 813 Madrid Road Key Largo, FL 33037 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 18, BLOCK 4, BAHIA MAR ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 79, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 813 Madrid Road, Key Largo, FL 33037 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, upon Kelley Kronenberg, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324 on or before May 30, 2019, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in The Weekly and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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 PROVISIONS OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR AT PLANTATION KEY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 88820 OVERSEAS HIGHWAQY, TAVERNIER, FL 33070, PHONE NO. WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OR PLEADING; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-995-8770 (V) (VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICES). WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 18th day of April, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on May 22, 2019 at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida, intends to consider the adoption of the following County ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF THE MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AMENDING SECTION 6-110, MONROE COUNTY CODE; EXTENDING THE TIMEFRAME FOR A WAIVER OF AFTER THE FACT DEMOLITION PERMIT FEES AS A RESULT OF HURRICANE IRMA; PROVIDING FOR A REFUND OF AFTER THE FACT BUILDING PERMIT FEES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE MONROE COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711”. Live Closed Captioning is available via

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO. 18-CA-000433-K WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. DAVID L. JANICEK A/K/A DAVID LEE JANICEK, et al Defendant(s) AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAN ELIZABETH ROBERTS RESIDENT: Unknown LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 12 DIAMOND DRIVE, KEY WEST, FL 33040 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in MONROE County, Florida: Lot 12, Block 7, Porpoise Point Section Five, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page(s) 119, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy to your written defenses, if any, to this action on Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, PLLC, attorneys for plaintiff, whose address is 2001 NW 64th Street, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, either before or immediately thereafter, June 6, 2019, otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk of the Court Publish: May 2 and 9, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 19-CA-00047-P BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, Plaintiff, v. JON P. VARONE, SR.; JOHN P. VARONE, JR.; MONROE COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT; MONROE


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Publish: May 2 and 9, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2019-CA-82-K FIRST COMMUNITY INSURANCE COMPANY, A Florida Corporation, PLAINTIFF, v. MICHAEL LEE ANSON AND JOYCE VIRES, DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOYCE VIRES, address unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for declaratory relief has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff, FIRST COMMUNITY INSURANCE COMPANY, through its counsel, Robert C. Culpepper, Esq., whose address is 10751 Deerwood Park Blvd., Suite 105, Jacksonville, FL 32256, no later than 30 days after the first publication of this Notice, and file with the clerk of this Court, Kevin Madok, whose address is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, before service on Plaintiff, or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the declaratory judgment action. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk’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. Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerk’s office. Dated: April 25, 2019. Publish: May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2019-DR-361-K Division: Family OCTAVIO JOSE MORALES GOMEZ, Petitioner, and MEDARIS ABIGAIL PENALBA GONZALEZ, Respondent, NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: MEDARIS ABIGAIL PENALBA GONZALEZ Respondent’s last known address: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you

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are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on OCTAVIO JOSE MORALES GOMEZ, whose address is 5100 SUNCREST RD, KEY WEST, FL, 33040, on or before MAY 29, 2019, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 530 WHITEHEAD STREET, KEY WEST, FL, 33040, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address 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: April 22, 2019 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Lisa M. Pierce Deputy Clerk Publish: April 25, May 2, 9 and 16, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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: May 2, 2019. Personal Representative: Nathan Van Meter, Jr. 134 North Lost Lake Lane Casselberry, Florida 32707 Attorney for Personal Representative: Shannon R. Campbell Florida Bar No. 57440 SR CAMPBELL LAW 1420 Gay Road Winter Park, FL 32789 Telephone: (407) 961-7100 E-Mail: Shannon@ lawatpremier.com Secondary E-Mail: service@ lawatpremier.com Publish: May 2 and May 9, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent’s estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is May 2, 2019. Personal Representative: Mark Seckinger Law Office of Jack Bridges P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 33070 (305) 664-9690 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jack Bridges P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 330701714 (305) 664-9690 Fla. Bar No. 0175950 Publish: May 2 and 9, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is May 2, 2019. Personal Representative: Mark Seckinger Law Office of Jack Bridges P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 33070 (305) 664-9690 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jack Bridges P.O. Box 1714 Tavernier, Florida 330701714 (305) 664-9690 Fla. Bar No. 0175950 Publish: May 2 and 9, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2018-CP000271-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF NATHAN ZANE VAN METER, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NATHAN ZANE VAN METER, SR., deceased, whose date of death was January 12, 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 44-2019-CP10-M JUDGE: HON. RUTH BECKER IN RE: THE ESTATE OF GERALDINE SECKINGER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Geraldine Seckinger, deceased, whose date of death was January 2, 2019 and the last four digits of whose social security number is 4848, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, 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 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 44-2019-CP11-M JUDGE: HON. RUTH BECKER IN RE: THE ESTATE OF OWEN SECKINGER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Owen Seckinger, deceased, whose date of death was January 9, 2019 and the last four digits of whose social security number is 8541, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, 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 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2019-CP000045-K IN RE: WADE HAMPTON BOWIE, JR., Deceased. NOTICE OF ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION The ancillary administration of the estate of Wade Hampton Bowie, Jr., deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida, 33040. The estate is: ___Intestate, or XXXX Testate. If the estate is testate, the dates of the decedent’s will and any codicils are October 25, 2012. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives’ attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer – client privilege in Florida Statutes Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representatives and any attorney employed by the personal representatives. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the will or any codicils, venue, or jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that

LEGAL NOTICES person, or those objections are forever barred. The three (3) month time period may only be extended for estoppel based upon a misstatement by the personal representative regarding the time period within which an objection must be filed. The time period may not be extended for any other reason, including affirmative representation, failure to disclose information, or misconduct by the personal representative or any other person. Unless sooner barred by section 733.212(3), all objections to the validity of a will or any codicils, venue or the jurisdiction of the court must be filed no later than the earlier of the entry of an order of final discharge of the personal representative or one (1) year after service of the notice of administration. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is four (4) months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is forty (40) days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the surviving spouse entitled to an elective share under Sections 732.201—732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is two (2) years after the date of the decedent’s death. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. Personal Representatives: Wade Hampton Bowie, II 34418 Shorewood Chesterfield, MI 48047 James Clemens Bowie 355 Bergen St. Apt. 1 Brooklyn, NY 11217 Attorney for Personal Representatives: S. Scott Critzer, Esq. Florida Bar No. 49697 The Critzer Law Firm, P.A. 12899 US Highway 98W, Suite 110A Miramar Beach, FL 325503241 Office Phone: 850-6220050 Fax: 888-866-6820 Publish:

LEGAL NOTICES April 25 and May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2019-CP000045-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WADE HAMPTON BOWIE, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Wade Hampton Bowie, Jr., deceased, whose date of death was March 31, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is Monroe County Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. 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 the 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 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (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 THREE (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: April 25, 2019. Personal Representatives: Wade Hampton Bowie, II 34418 Shorewood Chesterfield, MI 48047 James Clemens Bowie 355 Bergen St. Apt. 1 Brooklyn, NY 11217 Attorney for Personal Representatives: S. Scott Critzer, Esq. Florida Bar No. 49697 The Critzer Law Firm, P.A. 12899 US Highway 98W, Suite 110A Miramar Beach, FL 325503241 Office Phone: 850-6220050 Fax: 888-866-6820 Publish: April 25 and May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2019-CP-0024-M IN RE: ESTATE OF SALVATORE LAROSA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SALVATORE LAROSA, deceased, whose date of death was February 3, 2019; File Number 2019-CP-0024-M, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court 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: April 25, 2019. Personal Representative: ANTHONY LAROSA 113 Captains Drive W. Babylon, NY 11704 Attorney for Personal Representative: Martin A. Zucker, Esq. Email: mzucker@lexterra. com Florida Bar No. 166170 800 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 502 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 727-9920 Publish: April 25 and May 2, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers AUTOS WANTED

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NEW 2019 RV Trailer for sale. Premier waterfront lot in well-maintained park in Marathon. Boat dock at your door with FREE 6-month dockage. Never occupied, sleeps 4, electric fireplace, hardwood flooring, one slide-out, power awning, outside refrig. & stove built-in, LED lighting, and more. $39,900 – lot rent not included. Call (305) 7436020 RV LOT FOR RENT

Large RV Lot for rent in Marathon. Full hook up. $800/month plus utilities. 3 0 5 - 9 4 2 - 0 7 8 9

THEME: SOUTH OF THE BORDER ACROSS 1. Winter warmer 6. *T˙, north of the border 9. Put six feet under 13. Computer programmer 14. Supermarket circulars, e.g. 15. “He loves me...” flower part 16. *Santa Anna’s 1836 victory locale 17. Pod dweller 18. All worked up 19. *Filling+corn dough+corn husk, pl. 21. Like Dorothy Gale’s dress 23. Selfie, e.g. 24. Cheese on Peloponnese 25. Eye Network 28. *Day of the Dead-inspired Oscar-winner 30. Attempted 35. Hipbones 37. Between Thailand and Vietnam 39. El Dorado-related 40. Lymphatic swelling 41. Archipelago parts 43. Unload on eBay 44. Hue perception 46. Bald eagle’s nest 47. Caffeine-containing nut tree 48. “____ ____! This is the police!” 50. Bank on 52. Aptitude test 53. Like a doily 55. Margaret, for short 57. *Made from agave 61. *Popular huevos accompaniment 65. Driver’s 180 66. Flying saucer acronym 68. Mythological princess of Colchis 69. Repenting 70. Collagen target 71. More capable 72. Tiny sips 73. Skeleton in a lock 74. Must-haves

DOWN 1. Jazz singing 2. Coca follower 3. Comic Sandler 4. Chart anew 5. Lark about 6. Puppy barks 7. Keats’ poem 8. Cell phone bill item 9. Frigid shipping hazard 10. Butch Cassidy’s home state 11. Pro ____ 12. Big Bang’s original matter 15. *Blind man’s target 20. Cause for food recall 22. “____ Now or Never” 24. Tom’s craziness? 25. *____ de Mayo 26. Soft single in baseball 27. Move sideways 29. *”Mi ____ es su...” 31. Biscuit 32. Sandwiches for dessert 33. *Zapata’s collaborator 34. Audienceís approval 36. Long, long time 38. Bone-dry 42. Airy fairy 45. Exercising authority 49. One of peeps 51. Tower of London guard 54. Sealing product 56. Freshwater diving bird 57. ____ of events 58. Red carpet purse 59. Witty remark 60. RIP pots 61. “____ that” on walkie-talkie 62. In neutral 63. Gardener’s purchase 64. Crew propellers 67. “Jack and the Beanstalk” exclamation


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES •

305.743.0844

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

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED! Ocean Key Resort & Spa is Hiring for Housekeepers! The most competitive pay on the island with tons of fun perks and extras!

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

Our staff enjoys daily meals, paid time off, sick pay, insurance coverage, 401K, and more! Apply today!

Salary $15.80- $23.20/hour Key West, Sugarloaf and Upper Keys (3 work locations) • No Experience Required • Benefits • CDL Training Provided work as a Bus Aide while training • Full Time or Flexible

Applications are being accepted at: Zero Duval St. Or online at:

noblehousehotels.com/careers EOE

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! SUDOKU

Monroe County School District

SOLUTION

Part Time Hours 6 to 9 am or 1 or 2 to 5 pm Apply online: www.keysschools.com

Tourist Information / Office Assistant F/T position, MS Word & Excel required. Must be organized and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties also include responding to visitors on phone and in person. Opportunity for dependable, articulate, enthusiastic individual. Apply in person: Key West Chamber of Commerce, 510 Greene Street 1st Floor.

Like working in a fun, fast paced environment? Starting pay averaging $14.00/hour.

Established retailer now hiring Part-Time & Full-Time Retail Associates to work in our Marathon & Key West locations. Full-Time Benefits: Commissions, Health Ins., Paid Time Off, 401k Plan, Profit Sharing, Generous Employee Merchandise Discounts. Part-Time Benefits: Flexible Schedules, Generous Employee Merchandise Discounts. Please call 305-393-1002

The 16th Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Counselor to work 32 to 40 hours a week in both Key West and Marathon. This position is based in Key West with frequent travel to Marathon. This position attends court hearings, develops treatment plans, and participates in both individual and group counseling sessions. The counselor will work closely with attorneys, judges and other ancillary agencies. The ideal candidate will hold a valid State of Florida LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, CAP, or MCAP, or an equivalent Florida license/credential in a related field. Master’s Degree preferred. A solid working proficiency with computers is required and fluency in Spanish is a plus. The successful applicant will also be required to pass a background check. Salary is $20.67 an hour with Monroe County benefits. This Please send a resume and a State of Florida application to Personnel, 16th Judicial Circuit, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida 33040 or by e-mail to Personnel@Keyscourts.net. Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. Applications and job description can be found at www.Keyscourts.net. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, sex, age or disability. If you need accommodations to participate in the application/selection process, please notify us in advance at (305)295-3652; to call through the Florida Relay Center, you must dial 7-1-1.

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

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

NOW HIRING

Front Desk; Doormen/Greeters; Spa & Retail; Activity Coordinators; Housekeepers; House-Person; Public Area Attendant; Laundry Attendant; Host; Bartender; Servers; Bar Backs; Food Runners; Cashier; Line Cook; Pizza Cook; Pantry Cook; Stewarding; Storeroom Attendant, Loss Prevention & more. Please stop by for application or contact us at careers@islabella.com Isla Bella Beach Resort 1 Knights Key Blvd, (MM 47) • Marathon, FL, 33050


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES •

RNs, LPNs, CNAs, HHAs

OCEAN KEY RESORT & SPA IS HIRING!

• FT Reservations Agent • FT or PT Bell Valet Attendant • FT Sous Chef • FT Room Attendant • FT Engineer • PT Boutique Sales Associate • On call – Licensed Nail Tech/Licensed Esthetician (FL Licensed) • Part time Shirt Shack @ Sunset Pier

Throughout Monroe County Diverse Opportunities! Homecare and supplemental shifts immediately available. Call 888-783-1113 Email: csi.recruit@cgsi.cc #HCSP 1189

Come see why our employees love to call Ocean Key home!

Great pay, amazing benefits, & an awesome team! EOE

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

Landscape & Outdoor Environments Project Manager Good knowledge of plant materials, landscape & hardscape design, & construction specifications as they relate to landscape & outdoor environments. High level of creativity and attention to detail.

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

Flooring Installer D’Asign Source is looking for a highly skilled Flooring Installer. Must have all tools for work and reliable truck or van. Looking for a team player to help build quality homes and resorts.

Home Décor Sales

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

PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

10-30 hours/week. Must be able to work Saturdays & some Sundays. Saturday only and Seasonal Workers are welcome to apply.

is now hiring for Afternoon & Evening Shifts.

Call: 305-743-0240 or 305-587-0359 0r apply in person at 109 Coco Plum Dr. Marathon

Please Apply In Person 8919 Overseas Hwy, Marathon

NEED EMPLOYEES?

Apply online at: https://www.noblehousehotels.com/careers Apply in person at: Zero Duval St.

305.743.0844

Assists customers on the sales floor, determines needs, designs and proposes solutions, helps with selections, processes sales orders, follows through until delivery and installation to customers’ satisfaction.

Outdoor Technician Plumbing, low voltage electrical, and A/V experience. Excellent problem solving and trouble shooting skills.

Interior Designer

List the positions you have available here for only $80/week in 30,000 copies from Key Largo to Key West. Call (305) 743-0844 Today!


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Summer Art Camp Registration is Open! Call today to reserve your child’s spot.

Kid’s will work with Clay, Glass, Paint, Tye-Dye, & More! Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm

12535 Overseas Hwy

Let’s go Fishing!

(305)289-9013

keysartstudio.com MARATHON LADY DOCKS U.S.1 at Vaca Cut Bridge Mile Marker 53 Marathon, FL

305.743.5580

Marathon Lady • 73’ Party Boat www.MARATHONLADY.net

WE’VE MOVED!

The Visitor’s Center…not Pigeon Key to Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club 2010 Overseas Highway Call for tour information (305) 743-5999

Only $12 Includes: Guided Tour Museum Ferry Boat Ride

MEET SEA TURTLES AT THE TURTLE HOSPITAL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. CALL 305-743-2552 FOR RESERVATIONS. 2396 Overseas Highway Gulf, Marathon

www.turtlehospital.org

www.pigeonkey.net • (305) 743-5999


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he weather was perfect for the second annual Earth Day Fest on Grassy Key last weekend. Keys Cable and oTHErside Boardsports hosted a full party house with plenty of entertainment — a wakeboarding demo, Onewheel stunts, a bathing suit fashion show, food, drinks and more. The 50-acre natural tract on Grassy Key at MM 59 is an evolving arts community that, besides cable wakeboarding, includes a sawmill, nature trails and a native garden. —Weekly Staff report

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3. 3-year-old Tinsley Hammon gets a mermaid sleeve.

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4. Festival goers are invited to try their hand at axe-throwing.

1. Talented locals and visitors showcase their moves on the water during the wakeboarding demo.

5. Miami’s Sol+The Tribu perform on April 28.

2. About a dozen models strut Volcom fashions, an eco-friendly line of swimwear. Pictured is Melissa Aronsson

   

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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES •

305.743.0844

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

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

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

The Hammocks at Marathon

NOW HIRING Front Desk Agent Chief Steward Maitre D’ Common Area Houseman Room Attendants PM Engineering Pizza Cook Host – Am/Pm Pastry Overnight Prep Cook Bartenders Servers Line Cooks Bellman Reservations Sales Agent Spa Coordinator

Apply in person

If you have a passion for guest service and hospitality, please apply online at www.bungalowskeylargo.com

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

Bungalows Key Largo is an EOE

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITIES $1,000 Sign-on Bonus! • Guest Services/Relief Night Auditor

GREAT BENEFITS:

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

PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE $1,000 Sign-on Bonus! Part Time Guest Services/Relief Night Auditor

TO APPLY:

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

NEED EMPLOYEES? HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL?

Both full or part time positions available at Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort. Line Cook, Servers, Host, Housekeepers, Night Auditor, Reservations Agent and Food Runners. Excellent Benefit Package Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway or online at www.spottswood.com EOE/m/f/d/v

Key Largo, Tavernier & Marathon Locations EOE m/f/d/v

JOB OPENINGS GUEST SERVICE AGENT TELEPHONE AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V

SCAN FOR JOB

NOW HIRING

Apply on line at Spottswood.com/careers

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).

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

Put your classified ad here for only $55/week in 30,000 copies from Key Largo to Key West. Call (305) 743-0844 Today! CROSSWORD

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Sportfishing Adventures

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

info@johnnymaddoxcharters.com

305-481-3259

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

SOLAR DONE RIGHT! CALL US FOR A FREE HOME ESTIMATE

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

305-289-1150

Florida Solar Contractor CVC 56734

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

Tewes Mortgage

Your local, residential lending expert!

Call 305.495.6000

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

for a FREE Consultation

Brian Tewes

Customer service is my strength Brian@tewesmortgage.com

NMLS# 375025 Tewes Mortgage NMLS# 1453791 NMLSConsumerAccess.org

www.TewesMortgage.com

Licensed & Insured Contractor # CACO53827

NEW ENGLAND FIBERGLASS Outboard Motor Painting Gelcoat and Fiberglass Repairs (305) 304-3610

ARTIC TEMP, INC. Let our 40+ years of experience go to work for you! For professional, competitive travel planning Call Debbie or Lani at 305 743 7575 Business hours: MON-TUE-THU-FRI 9am to 4pm Appointments by request.

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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

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

Lic#SP-3562

Only $50 Puts Your Business Card Here

The Weekly Newspapers www.KeysWeekly.com

305-743-0844

Fax: (305) 743-6887

We Do Installations! Licensed & Insured

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

289-3019


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Angel Lewis

VACATION RENTALS

305-390-2315 WWW.KEYSRENTALSONLINE.COM

NEW & REPAIR

305-664-0099 www.TikiHuts.com

Home & Offices Expertly Cleaned Fast Dependable Service

MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR SERVING ALL THE KEYS

cell: e-mail:

Only $50 Puts Your Business Card Here

9141 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 www.karenraspe.com

Barbara Sanchez

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

Realtor 305-393-9010 karenraspe@bellsouth.net

STATE CERTIFIED THATCHING CONTRACTOR CYC 000002

MARCH HARE MARINE SERVICES

office:

Karen Raspe

COMPANIES

General Contractors & Engineers

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

Excellent References Upon Request

305-766-0819 305-924-0179

Nails by Ivis

SPALLING REPAIRS CONCRETE RESTORATION

EC 13005589 CGC 1521939

CGC 1515665 • CFC 1428730

New Construction • Remodels • Additions & More!

Manicures • Pedicures Acrylics • Gelish • Facials • Waxing

5177 Overseas Highway

(Between Office Depot & Main Post Office)

Marathon, FL 33050 305-289-1631

www.marathonhairandnailsalon.com

y’s www.KeysSlidingGlassDoorRepair.com And Sliding Glass Door Repair Roller Maintenance Track Maintenance Door Alignment Security Pins Safety Locks Handles

We Also Repair & Replace Patio Door Screens

305-998-8953 Insured • Professional • Reliable

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

305-289-1631 www.marathonhairandnailsalon.com

Liz Samess Interiors

Design, Decorating, Drafting, & More…

Liz Samess Interior Designer

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

LICENSED CFC1427241

CELL:

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

Marathon, FL 33050

- Spalling Repairs - Modular Homes - Remodels

3980 Overseas Highway Marathon, FL 33050 (305) 743-5384

Mat Trapeze Paddle Board Group/Private

METAL ROOFING

Land Sky Water

SPECIALIST 305-664-1010 www.roofer.pro

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Debra Leeann Wilson Debra Leeann305-743-2588 Wilson

Specializing in all your hurricane protection needs Licensed & Insured - LIC#CGC1523201

305-743-2588 www.yogatrapezefloridakeys.com

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