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That’s the number of people Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi beat in the 26.2-mile Berlin Marathon on Sept. 29 in Berlin, Germany. The bad news? Well, only 29,500 people beat him. This is the second marathon Gastesi has competed in, the last being the New York Marathon in 2003. His next marathon? Rio de Janiero, Brazil next June. Congrats on another marathon complete, Roman!

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t’s the most wonderful time of the year! After a blistering hot and quiet summer we here in the Keys are full speed ahead toward endless activity. October marks 40 years of Fantasy Fest with Goombay and the Zombie bike ride kicking things off. Luxury rolls into town shortly after as we get to watch the Power Boat Races. Followed by the Christmas parade, New Year’s festivities and so much in between, Key West is never short on fun.

So as we head into our busy season filled with events, what are you most excited about? I’m excited to have the island buzzing with activity. This year has been a challenge for businesses and therefore those who survive from hospitality. My hope is that the island is busy so our Queens can shine their tiaras and entertain the very welcomed and loved snowbirds. — Kimball Ingram

I get most excited about all the parades in the next couple months. Friday’s Fantasy Fest locals walking parade tops my list, followed by the Christmas parade with all the kiddos and of course can’t forget about the zombie invasion! — Natalie Black

I love this time of year when we ramp up for an exciting time ahead; businesses pick up pace, there are tons of community events scheduled and everyone comes together to get in on the fun. I’ve been obsessed with playing “dress-up” since my own childhood, so the creativity of fantasy fest is always fun. I must say, though, my favorite is the magic of Christmas! Sharing that joy with my two young kiddos is the best feeling in the world! — Kristen Onderdonk

I am most excited welcoming the new King and Queen of fantasy fest, who have been working so hard raising money for A.H. Monroe. — Paul Murphy

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MANDY MILES has been living in and writing about Key West and the Florida Keys since 1998. She lives in Old Town with her husband, Capt. Stan Miles, a longtime charter fisherman.

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can’t believe no one saw it happen. Monday was my very first day as editor here at the Key West Weekly, and no one saw my purse strap get wrapped around the lever of my new office chair. No one saw me bend down to yank on said purse strap, and no one heard the unexpected hiss as I sank quickly toward the floor with what must have been a bewildered, but not entirely surprised, look on my face as I was suddenly looking up at my desktop. I extracted the strap, hoisted the lever and my seat to its rightful position and glanced furtively around to be sure no one was laughing at the new editor from behind a computer screen or secretly filming my first day’s “descent.” I nearly always have an audience for my assorted tripand-falls, close calls, flails and food spills that have long been an accepted part of my life. So clearly things were moving in the right direction for me on Monday, and I can’t tell you how happy I am to be here in this office chair and these offices, working with a Keyswide collection of truly talented writers, editors, designers, sales professionals, publishers and owners. I’ve lived in Key West for the past 21 years, but I found myself this week in the dreaded position of “new guy,” learning the ropes and holding up the wheels of progress while everyone went out of their way to help me put things in the right place. And for that, I thank you all.

No one likes to be the new kid, whether we’re standing in front of an unfamiliar thirdgrade class, or a brand new office for a brand new job. No matter our age, the concerns are the same: Will they like me? Will my boss like what I’m doing? Will my staff like my leadership? Plus I had some of my own mostly irrelevant, but still pressing, concerns: Will I have to eat alone at my desk each day? Are my colleagues into yoga or Cross Fit? And if so, exactly how into it are they? Will they judge me for driving to Burger King (directly across the street from the office)? Will my leftover Domino’s pasta alfredo be subject to ridicule if I bring it to lunch? Will someone have the decency to tell me that I only have mascara on one eye? Will people snicker at my trusty Android phone and exclude me from the cool “iKids” table? Happily, of course, all of my worries, thus far, have been for naught. I’ve been able this week to get my bearings and learn the ropes of a whole new system. I used to be the one clicking around, dragging photos, fixing headlines and writing at lightning speed. Now I’m the one causing the Keyswide traffic jam. But not for long. I’m genuinely glad to be here and am committed to this newspaper, its role in our community and to you, our readers. Thank you all for being here. And thanks to Jason Koler, Britt Myers and Sara Matthis for inviting me to your cool kids’ table. I’ll strive every week to inform, question, entertain and connect this chain of islands – no matter how low my chair sinks.

Thursday, Oct. 10 • Key West Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Truman Waterfront. Oct. 11-12 • Phil Peterson’s 46th annual Harley Davidson Florida Keys Poker run, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., ending at Boondocks Grille House, Ramrod Key. Friday, Oct. 11 • Yappy Hour @ The Gates Hotel, 5 p.m., Key West Saturday, Oct. 12 • Southernmost Marathon, Half and 5K at 5:30 a.m. (marathon), 5:45 a.m. (half). Packet pickup starting at 4 a.m. at Lagerheads Beach Bar. Key West. • The Studios of Key West presents Bubba’s Fables at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Truman Waterfront Playground, Key West • Haunted Garden Trick or Treat at 5 p.m. at Key West Library • Season Party Kickoff, at 6 p.m. at The Art Shack, Key West • Mojitos in the Moonlight at 7 p.m. at Southernmost Mansion, Key West • Halloween Spooky Skate Night, 7 to 9 p.m. at Key West Hockey Rink Monday, Oct. 14 • Poetry Reading with Flower Conroy, 6 p.m. at The Studios of Key West. Tuesday, Oct. 15 • National Marine Sanctuary advisory council meeting (written and oral comments accepted from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.) from 1 to 9 p.m., Marriott Beachside Hotel, Key West. • Mote Marine Halloween party from 5 to 7 p.m. at Summerland facility, MM 21. Wednesday, Oct. 16 • Ode to Autumn Wine Dinner, 6 p.m., at Tavern n Town, Key West. • Pier House Goes Pink party and live concert at the beach to fight to end breast cancer. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Key West. Thursday, Oct. 17 • Key West Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Truman Waterfront • Womankind’s BraZaar Live Auction Fundraiser at 7 p.m. at Key West Theater

Oct. 18-19 • Bahama Village Goombay Festival, Key West. Oct. 19-25 • Live Rocky Horror Show, 7 p.m. at Waterfront Playhouse, Key West. Sunday, Oct. 20 • Thriller! The Green Parrot’s Zombie Flash Mob, 8:30 p.m. at The Green Parrot. Oct. 22-25 • Faces of Fantasy Fest with photographer Tom Flip, 5 to 10 p.m. at Wine O, Key West. Tuesday, Oct. 22 • Monroe County School Board meeting at 5 p.m. at Key West City Hall. Monday, Oct. 21 • Plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Gato Building, Key West. Oct. 23-25 • Meet Felix the Cat, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Elvis, Betty Boop and Popeye Artist Don Oriolo from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23; 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at Kazoo Fine Art Gallery, Key West. Thursday, Oct. 24 • Key West Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Truman Waterfront, Key West. Saturday, Oct. 26 • Children’s Day, noon to 5 p.m. at Bayview Park, Key West. Thursday, Oct. 31 • Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church Halloween Conch Train, boarding at 5:45 p.m., 702 Whitehead St., Key West. Saturday, Nov. 2 • Key West Wonderful Night of Blues, 7 p.m. at Key West Theater. Wednesday, Nov. 6 • National Marine Sanctuary public meeting (oral comments accepted) from 6 to 9 p.m. at Marathon High School. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s e-mail at keysweekly.com.


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EYES ON DUVAL SIDEWALK CAMERAS COMING

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an you zoom in, what does that guy’s shirt say?” “Which direction did the suspect go after the robbery? And what’s he wearing?” Such requests by law enforcement to review security camera footage from “sidewalk cams” are no longer limited to major metropolitan centers. The tiny island of Key West is in the process of installing security cameras at seven different intersections along Duval Street, Mallory Square and the Outer Mole cruise ship pier. The installation is already complete at Mallory Square and the Outer Mole, Assistant City Manager Patti McLauchlin said Tuesday. The U.S. Coast Guard had been insisting for years on that additional layer of port security. The second phase of the $398,000 camera project – the Duval Street cameras – is underway. “We’re probably still four or five months away from having them all installed and operational, so by next year’s Fantasy Fest and New Year’s Eve events, we’ll be all set,” she said. City and police officials aren’t interested in invading anyone’s privacy, but in preventing and solving crimes and protecting the public, McLauchlin emphasized, crediting former Key West Police Chief Donie Lee for making the initial budget request. Current Chief Sean Brandenburg also is committed to the enhanced “patrols,” at the intersections of Duval and Front, Caroline and Eaton streets, as well as the 400, 700, 800 and 900 blocks of Duval, and the corner of Duval Street and Truman Avenue. The new camera system will allow designated city users to monitor people and activities at each location in real time, using either a laptop or a mobile phone. The footage can also be stored, archived and reviewed later to help with criminal investigations as well as traffic monitoring during special events.

The intersection of Duval and Front streets is one of cruise ship visitors’ first glimpses of Key West’s Old Town. Security cameras soon will monitor the usually crowded intersection.

“The entire project is designed to provide the city with the basis to develop enhanced smart city services as needed in the future,” McLauchlin said. As part of the Coast Guard security requirements for cruise ships, Mallory Square and Outer Mole/Truman Waterfront cruise ship security checkpoints must be continuously monitored. Both facilities have been cited by the Coast Guard for failing to monitor the restricted areas within the facilities continuously as required by federal regulations, city documents state. “The security cameras will allow the Key West Police Department to monitor the secure areas of both Mallory Square and Outer Mole Pier during times when cruise ships are docked and when the docks are vacant. “The cameras will also allow the police to monitor cruise ship passenger transportation vehicle operations, passenger screen-

ing activities, identification of unauthorized persons in the secure areas, and any other potential security risks both land-side and water-side,” the documents state. Following a lengthy bidding process in which all bids were twice rejected by city officials for not complying with the bid requirements, city commissioners in March approved the $398,000 contract with Integrated Fire and Security Solutions Inc., a Fort Myers-based company that included a twoyear maintenance contract at no additional charge. The city has signed agreements with Keys Energy Services to share some of its power poles, and a test camera will be installed at one of the intersections in the coming weeks. Then the rest of the equipment is staged and ready to be scheduled for installation shortly, McLauchlin said.

Duval and Petronia streets connect in colorful fashion near some of Key West’s most popular gay bars. The City of Key West is in the process of installing security cameras at this and six other intersections along the island’s main tourism thoroughfare, both to prevent and to solve crimes. LARRY BLACKBURN PHOTOGRAPHY/Contributed


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GHOST MAY REVEAL $12 MILLION ‘KEY LIME TREASURE’ LOCATION The owner of a Caroline Street address in Key West may be sitting on $12 million in buried treasure, and a resident ghost just might be willing to help them find it. I uncovered the story in David Sloan a 1925 Key West Citizen while searching for a bit of Key lime history. It was front-page news, and a story that combines two of my favorite subjects. Let’s open the hatch and dive headfirst into the haunted Key Lime Pie Hole and see who wants to be a millionaire. According to an article published on Sept. 10, 1925, tales of buried treasure on the rear of the property that formerly housed the old Masonic Temple had been rumored for some time in Key West, but details were scant and the exact location remained a mystery. William Pent was living on Caroline Street with his family when a spirit appeared to him in a dream. “A man appeared to me and asked for a bit of black thread. I noticed he wore a bandage about his head, and this looked to be stained with blood, which gave the bandage a checkered appearance. In my dream I gave the thread as asked, and watched to see what he intended to do with it. I saw him go to the back door of our house and tie one end of the thread there, and going a few paces away he disappeared. I then awakened and thought no more of the dream until a few weeks later when the circumstances came vividly to mind.” The article explains that a few weeks later, Pent was digging a hole to plant a Key lime tree. He struck a flint rock marked with crosses and arrows. Below that, he unearthed a can that contained a fragile flag, a quill pen and two charts splashed with blood. A message on one of the charts told of an Egyptian captain who sailed with a Spanish crew. They encountered pirates in the Gulf and he lost all but five of his men in the ensuing battle. They sought safe harbor at Key West, but his men were slain by natives and the captain was badly injured. His final note said, ”I am dying and have buried the treasure my ship was carrying. It is twelve millions or more in gold. This treasure will make someone happy.” A week after William Pent’s discovery, his father, Charles, was pulling weeds when he discovered an iron stake protruding from

the ground. He dislodged the stake, and beneath it found a small crockery jar with a wide, tightly sealed mouth. Upon breaking the seal he found a length of gold chain, a small gold locket, several small coins and some stones that looked like diamonds. “As we examined the locket we found there was something in it, and upon removing the glass inside I found a paper folded several times, until it was small enough to fit under the tiny glass. This paper had strange characters on it, and none of us could make them out. ... The chart had a crude drawing on it. ... The drawing was of a mound from which protruded a forearm and hand. In the hand was clasped a dagger which pointed to the words — Go due south.” The Pent family realized that these charts could lead to the buried millions, so they placed them in the care of a neighbor who owned a safe. The items were quickly returned because “it was believed that the keeping of the charts had brought a spooky feeling into their home.” The charts and treasure were then placed in the care of another resident who, in true Key West pirate fashion, disappeared to Miami and was never heard from again. The 1925 article interviewed a neighbor of the Pent family who awoke to the sound of shovels and discovered a hole in the ground about the size of a child’s grave. It also reveals the address of the original Pent family home, where workmen razing an old building found a few old Spanish coins after the Pents had moved on. If you live on Caroline Street, or in the surrounding neighborhoods of Old Town, take advantage of the impending cool weather and dig a few holes in your yard. You just might end up finding the $12 million treasure. Fill your holes back in with Key lime trees and you can pluck treasures right from their branches all summer long. If you need help summoning the ghost for more clues, I can help with that, too. And if you feel like sharing the treasure of gold or the treasures that grow on your Key lime trees, you can contact me at the email below. Love & Limes. David Sloan is the author of The Key West Key Lime Pie Cookbook, co-founder of The Key Lime Festival and a leading authority on Key lime pie: david@phantompress.com

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Captain Ben Baker. JERRY WILKINSON COLLECTION

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efferson B. Browne wrote what is perhaps the quintessential turn-of-thecentury book about life in these islands when “Key West, The Old and The New” was published in 1912. In those pages, Browne described an important figure in the early history of Key Largo and Key West, referring to him as, “tall, gaunt, shrillvoiced, hook-nosed and hawk-eyed, he was master-wrecker at nearly every wreck upon the Reef.” He was talking about Captain Ben Baker. According to the 1850 Key West census, Baker was a 32-year-old mariner living in a large two-story house on the corner of Whitehead and Caroline streets. When asked by family members how he happened to find so many wrecks, Captain Baker used to simply tell them, “We wreckers can smell ’em.” By 1870, Ben Baker was listed as a resident of Key Largo. 1870 was also the year construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge. Also a farmer, while delivering his pineapple crops to New York, he watched the bridge being built. Captain Baker used to entertain his grandchildren describing how the great suspension bridge, completed in 1883, crossed the East River to reach Manhattan Island. Baker also successfully petitioned to open Key Largo’s first post office, Post Office Cayo Largo, in 1870. Stated in his postal application were plans to distribute mail to 17 families. The post office was short-lived, however, and discontinued service on Oct. 11, 1871. Key Largo’s Baker’s Cay Resort is named for the captain. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.


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GOOD DEEDS Monroe County Property Transfers

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Outside Of MLS Coldwell Banker Schmitt American Caribbean Real Estate Realty World M Realty Group

10/1/2019 10/4/2019 10/3/2019 10/7/2019

$ 185,000.00 $ 185,000.00 $ 232,000.00 $ 185,000.00 $ 1,799,000.00 $ 1,727,500.00 $ 160,000.00 $ 135,000.00

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KeyIsle Realty Glenn Hoover Real Estate Serv Blue 9 Realty, Inc. American Caribbean Real Estate Coastal Realty of the FL Keys Real Living Cypress Realty

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532,000.00 $

515,000.00

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10/3/2019 10/4/2019 10/3/2019 10/2/2019 10/8/2019

172,500.00 499,000.00 229,900.00 474,500.00 350,000.00

$ $ $ $ $

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Keller Williams KW Compass Coldwell Banker Schmitt

Coastal Collection BHHS Knight & Gardner Realty

10/4/2019 $ 10/7/2019 $

450,000.00 $ 492,000.00 $

410,000.00 478,500.00

RE/MAX Keys Connection

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Florida Keys Realty

Amerifirst Realty

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647,700.00 $

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Exp Realty LLC At Home in Key West Keller Williams KW Compass Vacasa Florida, LLC

10/1/2019 10/3/2019 10/4/2019 10/1/2019

539,000.00 150,000.00 225,000.00 225,000.00

$ $ $ $

540,000.00 123,000.00 227,500.00 225,000.00

Bascom Grooms Real Estate

Coastal Collection

10/4/2019 $

715,000.00 $

700,000.00

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10/3/2019 $

440,000.00 $

425,000.00

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Key Largo

Plantation Key

Lower Matecumbe Key Key Colony Marathon

Big Pine Key

Summerland Key Cudjoe Key Big Coppitt

Rockland Key Stock Island Key West

Sold Date

List Price

$ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $

Sold Price

Street #

$ 429,000.00 $ 420,000.00 $ 359,000.00 $ 337,000.00 $ 509,000.00 $ 450,000.00 $ 649,000.00 $ 650,000.00 $ 1,125,000.00 $ 1,125,000.00 $ 3,300,000.00 $ 3,100,000.00 $ 799,000.00 $ 780,000.00

Yr Blt

Style

Loeb Ave Tina Pl Overseas Hwy Overseas Hwy, #162

1976 1948 1968 N/A

Mobile Hom Single Fam Single Fam Slip

2 2 3 0

No No Yes No

104.5 102 96 94.5

Coral Ave Airport Rd Sonny Rd Wrenn St, #408 Pueblo St Leoni Dr

1979 1992 1963 1975 1968 2006

Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam Condo Single Fam Single Fam

2 3 3 1 4 4

Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

91 91 90.5 90 89 86

113 Iroquois Dr

1953 Single Fam

2

Yes

74

341 8th St

1970 Half Duple

2

Yes

53.5

1962 2016 1974 N/A 1989

Condo Single Fam Condo Lots Single Fam

1 3 2 0 2

Yes No Yes Yes Yes

52.5 51 50 49.5 49.5

30859 Delgado Ln 3617 Bahama St

1976 Single Fam 1990 Single Fam

2 2

Yes Yes

30.5 29

1200 Ocean Dr

1981 Single Fam

3

Yes

25

734 Sawyer Dr

1972 Single Fam

3

Yes

21

202 55 5 411

1979 1985 2007 1974

4 1 3 3

No No No No

10 10 10 9

1990 Single Fam

3

Yes

9

1972 Single Fam

4

No

5

1997 1991 1958 1958 1899 1994 2016

2 2 3 2 3 4 3

No No No No No No No

4 3 3 2 1 1 0

24 3930 2925 1423 823 320 2810

Street Name

Overseas Hwy, #102 74th Street Ocean Sombrero Beach Rd, #104 Calle Ensueno Sombrero Beach Rd

Avenue G Boca Chica Rd, #36 Ed Swift Rd Avenue E

Kestral Wy 3930 Roosevelt Blvd, N301 Patterson Ave Johnson St Elizabeth St Admirals Ln Flagler Ave

Tot Beds Wtrfrnt MM

Single Fam Mobile Hom Single Fam Mobile Hom

Townhouse Condo Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam

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We have the third largest barrier reef in the world, right here in our backyard. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) is our lifeline. It supports us all. I wish that business as usual could work and no management alternatives had to be proposed, but changes need to be made. You know what is happening. I see it every day.

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RESTORATION BLUEPRINT

The Restoration Blueprint has a lot of information and a few topics have become the main talking points in our community. In previous informational sessions items like no-anchor zones, SPA expansions, and limited use areas have gotten a lot of attention. Below you will find my take on these three topics.

Stakeholders weigh in on Sanctuary proposal NOAA’s Restoration Blueprint was introduced at the Sanctuary Advisory Council’s meeting in August, and the community has been buzzing about it since. The proposal seeks to balance the need to bring our marine environments back to health while still promoting the economies and industries depending on those resources. Four alternatives were presented, but constituents were invited to comment upon as much or as little of the proposals as they wanted – whether that be a specific reef, certain regulations, or an entire alternative. Alternative 3, the sanctuary’s preferred plan, would result in major changes in terms of expanded boundaries, additional zoning, tighter regulation and a new management plan. Keys Weekly spoke with environmentalists and stakeholders in affected industries about NOAA’s Restoration Blueprint. Here’s what the community has to say:

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Public comments can be submitted in person, online, and by mail through Jan. 31, 2020. To provide online public comment, visit www.regulations. gov and use docket number NOAA-NOS-2019-0094. For more information on the Restoration Blueprint, visit floridakeys.noaa.gov/blueprint/.

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Marriott Beachside Hotel, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd, Key West. Members will discuss NOAA’s proposed changes to the sanctuary’s boundaries, marine zones, regulations and management plan. The sanctuary has expanded time allotted for oral public comment during the meeting, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Speaker signups are at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. Meetings are streamed live on YouTube.

No-anchor zones, do we need them? How many anchors do you see on the reef, how many yards of anchor line, how many flipped over coral heads, damaged sponges, and why are boaters still using anchors designed to grab the reef? The Restoration Blueprint addresses this issue by the proposed no-anchor zones. This is a necessary step and a good start to a very large problem. With that being said, I believe the main problem is the lack of respect and education for proper anchoring techniques. There are many commercial operators and local boaters that understand how to anchor their vessel properly and respect the benthic life their anchor could damage if done improperly. At the last informational session I made a comment to move forward with the no-anchor zones; however, do so with a permitting process that would allow educated individuals and commercial operators to anchor in these zones. This permit could be achieved by online education and annual renewal. This would greatly reduce the damage caused by anchoring, while at the same time not limiting the educated commercial operators and public boaters. What is the purpose of a Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA); why do we have them? These areas were established to protect shallow reef sites that are biologically important to the FKNMS. The blueprint proposes to expand on many of the current SPAs, as well as create new ones. One expansion, on the very well known site Alligator Reef, would extend the SPA boundary out to the reef shelf in 90 feet of water. If you dive or fish this reef shelf then you know how productive the fishery is there. By expanding the SPA zone to the reef shelf, fish would be protected as they travel to and from different depths and sections of the reef. More of their life cycle would be protected, allowing the fish to grow larger, spawn more, and create a healthier fishery. As shown by the current 18 designated SPA areas, this healthy fish population would continue to overflow outside of the SPA areas allowing fisherman access. Limited use areas are becoming more popular on reefs worldwide. The FKNMS gets a lot of attention from commercial operators, local boaters, and weekend warriors. The blueprint proposes three limited use areas; these areas would be testing the concept to see if this management strategy could be a solution to the problem. The phrase “limited use” means the areas would be limited and not closed off. It was clearly stated at the last informational session that this proposal would allow certified Blue Star Operators and public boaters to use these areas, only limiting commercial operators who do not hold the Blue Star rating. In my opinion, this is not strict enough. Many commercial vessels, Blue Star Operators included, are simply bringing too many people to the reef each day. I believe to truly limit usage in certain areas, there needs to be a carrying capacity limit for commercial operators, Blue Star or not. At the last informational session I gave a comment to move forward with the limited use areas in a way that allows the general public and commercial six-passenger vessels access. I believe many reefs are being overused and highly stressed simply because of the amount of traffic they receive. In my opinion the best way to limit usage on an area is to limit the amount of passengers a large commercial vessel can take to the reef on each trip. Our backyard is changing and it is our responsibility to stay involved as the Restoration Blueprint further develops. The current blueprint has taken years of research and public input to develop. Your comments, thoughts, and ideas do matter and will be heard. Capt. Tony Young Owner, Forever Young Charter Co.


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Contributed.

FAMILY TRADITION ALLMAN BETTS BAND PLANTS NEW ROOTS REDA WIGLE

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t’s been 50 years since a group of Southern longhairs formed what would become one of the most celebrated rock ’n’ roll bands of all time. Now, Devon Allman, Duane Betts and Berry Oakley Jr., sons of original Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley, are honoring that golden anniversary by building a new legacy. While the Allman Betts Band pays respect to the past, they do not seek to repeat it. “We’re our own dudes,” said Allman. “We grew up in a different time and we’re not the Allman Brothers Band. It’s our journey, it’s our work and it’s our turn to share that with people.”

Though the last names behind the Allman Betts Band may be familiar to fans, the music they make is very much their own. “Something can look good on paper, in this case an Allman, a Betts and an Oakley in the same band. We can safely say that has worked in the past,” Allman said with a laugh. He maintains however, that his current collaboration is built on chemistry, not pedigree. “As with any band or any project of any artistic nature, you have to have chemistry and it has to be real. It’s not a baseball team, this is art.” As fate and family tradition would have it, Allman and Betts were a natural fit as songwriting partners. They began writing their debut album, “Down to the River” when Betts joined Allman on tour last year. “It was really effortless,” said Allman. “We complement each other really well and we had some songs come together right away that were truthful and uniquely our sound.”

Fitting for the sons of the men behind the road anthem “Ramblin’ Man,” most of the album was written on the move. “We wrote it on the bus, in dressing rooms and hotel rooms. We were touring so heavily that those were the only locations we could get down and get busy writing,” said Allman. The songs that sprang from the collaboration have a decidedly vintage vibe. “Once we wrote the songs, they sounded right out of 1976,” said Allman. That ’70s sound inspired Allman and Betts to cut the record on the hallowed ground of Alabama’s Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. “It made sense to go to this place where some of the most famous records were made,” said Allman. True to the era it invokes, “Down to the River” was recorded live on a 2-inch analog tape machine, entirely free of computers or digital editing. “We wanted to produce something sonically that really harkens back to that magical time of


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THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND will bring its own brand of timeless rock to “the rock” for a concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 at Sunset Green Event Lawn.

music. I’m happy to say when I put on that record it sounds old, it sounds juicy and I’m really proud of it.” While echoes of the Allman Brothers can be heard on tracks like “Shinin’” and “Long Gone,” Allman’s personal favorite, other influences emerge on “Down to the River.” “You’ll hear some Rolling Stones, some Santana. There’s a lot of other influential heroes outside of our families,” Allman said. Among those heroes is Florida’s own Tom Petty. “Down to the River” includes a haunting rendition of Petty’s “Southern Accents” with Allman taking the reins on keys and vocals. For Allman, the choice to include the track was rooted in processing his own grief after losing both his father and mother. “There’s the stanza in the song, ‘There’s a dream I keep having / Where my mama comes to me.’ I lost my mom four months before I lost my dad. With Tom Petty dying shortly after, it was like I lost my parents and then I lost one of my most respected and endearing professors. His music was a constant education for me.” Allman is committed to helping young and aspiring musicians find the education they need. The guitarist is a proud patron of the School of Rock after-school program. “It’s a stellar organization. With kids, it’s scientifically proven that music fires up their neurons. It gives them fuel for dreams. We could be missing out on the next Jimi Hendrix if we don’t have entities out there like School of Rock nurturing our next generation of musicians.” Like their respective fathers before them, the Allman Betts Band lives for live performances. A recent surgery and a few weeks recuperating at home have made Allman restless for the road. “I read a quote that said, ‘Give a man good food, cheap entertainment and consistent sex and watch his ambitions fly out the window,’” Allman recalled with a laugh. “There’s some truth to that, but the artist in me is like, ‘Let’s go. You’ve got people to make feel good. You’re a different kind of doctor. Your medicine is sonic medicine and that’s why you’re here.’” The Allman Betts Band brings its brand of medicine to Key West on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Sunset Green Event Lawn. JD Simo opens the all-ages show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7. Chairs and blankets are permitted, children 2 and younger rock for free.

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HERE’S MORE ABOUT DEVON ALLMAN: Full name? Nickname? Devon Lane Allman. My friends call me DA or Devo, like the rock band. Astrological sign? Do you fit the description? Leo in the First House. I’m unabashedly a Leo. First concert? Cheap Trick, 1981. I was 9 years old. It was powerful. Rick Nielsen brought out this five-neck guitar. It was bigger than him. One guitar, five necks. He brought that out and I was like, that’s it, I want to do that, whatever that is. What is your favorite journey? Hiking in Hawaii

bums, stay out there, stay out there, stay out there. Because, the minute you go and sit at home, someone is stealing your audience.” What quality do you value most in your friends? Honesty What was your best Halloween costume? When I was 19 I went as a biker nun with combat boots, shades, full beard and a full habit. I thought the dichotomy was hilarious. What would your last meal be? My final meal would have to be sushi. I’m easy. What landscape do you find most inspiring? Salt and sand. I feel the most at home on the beach. It’s typically what makes me feel the most alive, the most relaxed and the most inspired.

What is the last book you read? “The Instant Enlightenment of Ordinary People” by Yukio Matsudo. It’s burly and might require a reread. It’s about a particular sect of Buddhism that’s based around chanting. Tina Turner and Herbie Hancock were really into it. I actually found it via the biography of Herbie Hancock. I started doing the chanting and the meditations and there’s something about it that pauses the world and the desire to find joy in the external; in gambling, in shopping, in sex, in drinking, in drugs. The pause really allows you to go deeper within.

What is your most marked characteristic? It’s two things; I don’t half-ass anything and I give a shit. I truly care.

What historical figure do you most admire? Curtis Mayfield, JFK and Buddha. That’s not a bad dinner party.

My autobiography would be called… “The Long Way Around.” I didn’t put out my first record until I was 33. I didn’t want to leave my son until he was old enough to count down the days until I got home. A lot of my friends blew past me with their careers and I decided it was more important for me to lay that foundation with my son and it’s the best decision I’ve made in my life.

What is your greatest fear? Fear. What is the greatest advice you’ve been given? Who gave it to you? Warren Haynes’ wife. I called her when I stated making music and said ‘you’re a smart cookie, I respect you, I need one bit of advice as I start this journey.’ She said, “Stay out there. Stay out there on the road, stay out there making al-

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, who or what would it be? Jesus, now we’re getting really esoteric. I would come back as the moon. Finish these sentences. I can never refuse… Love, chocolate and coffee, in any order.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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e at Keys Weekly have for a long time considered how to best honor the men and women serving in the military. With the help and advice of our community members in the armed forces, we’re thrilled to present our bi-weekly Military Spotlight.

Amanda Gerber U.S. Coast Guard Rank? Marine science technician third class (MST3) Why did you join the military? When it came to choosing a career, there were four criteria I always sought to fill: a position that allowed me to assist people and the environment, a job that got me out of the office and interacting with the community I served, an ability to move and travel and financial stability. Joining the Coast Guard as a marine science technician provided the opportunity to meet all those criteria. How many years in the military? Nearly five years. Had you ever been to Florida Keys/KW before your current assignment? Never! However, I have family all throughout Florida and spent most of my summers exploring and having a great time up and down the state; additionally, my husband is from the Lakeland area and grew up fishing and diving in the Keys and just generally making me feel jealous that I never got to spend time in the area. Naturally, when the opportunity arose for us to move together to the Keys, we jumped at the opportunity. Did you choose Key West or did the military choose it for you? I chose Key West. I had a unique opportunity to “mutual” with another member who has the same job as I. We basically complete a no-cost-to-the-gov-

ernment move and take over each other’s assignments. I had previously been stationed in San Francisco, California and I don’t mean to say I didn’t enjoy living there as well, but Key West has always been a dream billet for my husband and I and we couldn’t pass on the chance to get down here at least once in our careers. What were your first thoughts when hearing you were coming to the Keys? Absolutely ecstatic - it had been such a long and timeconsuming process attempting to get down here, I was thrilled. What’s more, my husband had gotten stationed here the year prior to me while I was still stationed in San Francisco, so as you can imagine, I was definitely ready to get back to our own place together. Hobbies? I’ve always been an avid reader, gardener and hiker, but moving to the Keys has opened up an entire new world of opportunities. My husband and I bought a boat as soon as we possibly could, of course. I still can’t get over how amazing the saltwater fishing is. I was primarily a freshwater stream and lake fisherman before moving here and my eyes have been opened. Ultimately, if it involves the ocean – it’s a hobby of mine. Favorite things to do? Reading, fishing, swimming, diving, kayaking, hitting up the sand bar – you name it!

SWIMMERS MEDAL Special Olympics athletes bring home hardware from state championships

Three Special Olympics athletes from Monroe County recently returned from the state championships staged in Sebastian, Florida, with three gold medals, one silver medal, one bronze medal, and one 4th place finish. Kai SimcicSwanton swam the 200m freestyle to earn a bronze, and the 100m freestyle to earn a silver. Emily Walker swam her way to a gold medal in the 25m breaststroke and finished 4th in the 25m freestyle swim. Michael Nerl earned a gold in the 50m breaststroke and a gold in the 50m freestyle. They were coached by Laurie Skinner and earned their state spots at a meeting hosted by Monroe County in August at Founders Park in Islamorada. CONTRIBUTED

BRIEFLY Gastesi runs marathon in Berlin

Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi, 58, trained for and completed the 26.2-mile Berlin Marathon on Sept. 29 in Berlin, Germany. “The good news is, I finished and beat 16,500 people,” said Gastesi. “The bad news is 29,500 people beat me.” This is Gastesi’s second marathon; he ran the New York Marathon in 2003. He has plans to complete a marathon on all seven continents. Gastesi plans to run his next marathon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in South America in June 2020, followed by Singapore in Southeast Asia in December 2020. “Health and wellness are very important to me,” said Gastesi. “I hope this will motivate our Monroe County employees to try something exciting, like one of our great 5Ks around town.” The county has a “Passport to Wellness” program that encourages staff members to participate in local races, even reimbursing up to $100 annually for community-organized foot, bicycle, or swimming events.

United Way stuffs the bus

The United Way of the Florida Keys has said it raised $17,000 during the 2019 Stuff the Bus campaign to provide school supplies to Keys kids. The Publix Supermarkets “Tools for Back to School” initiative raised an additional $26,260 with donations given at the register. United Way and Publix employees distributed the $43,000 worth of goods to all 16 schools in Monroe County School District.

Mote stages Halloween party

The public is invited to Mote’s Halloween Experiment 2019 on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the facility on Summerland Key, MM 21. Guests will have the chance to meet real-life Reef Superheroes, trick-or-treat in the labs, learn about Mote’s fight to save the reef and participate in kid-friendly science experiments. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in costume. The event is free, but donations are welcome and will be used to support Mote’s education programming for local schools. More information is at 305745-2729.


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GIVING

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MORE HELP ON THE WAY CONCH REPUBLIC NAVY SENDS RELIEF TO BAHAMAS

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he morning of Oct. 6 brought another wave of Hurricane Dorian relief deploying from the lower Florida Keys to the Bahamas. Volunteers on a Stock Island dock loaded 4,787 pounds of cargo, including 35 bicycles, miscellaneous tools, fishing gear, food for people and pets, clothing, water and other supplies onto the 45-foot Bombay sailing sloop Madre Maria for the first in a planned series of missions by sea orchestrated by the Conch Republic Navy – a mock military branch of the faux independent micro-nation called the Conch Republic that was formed when Key West, Florida, declared its independence from the United States in 1982. Captain Kiwi of the Madre Maria estimated the voyage would take six to seven days, round trip, from the Keys to Coopers Town docks on the island of Great Abaco. Sailing mates Ron Salisbury and Allison Calhoun will accompany him on the trip. Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sept. 1 and churned over the islands for days, with sustained winds of 185 mph, gusts estimated as high as 220 mph, and more than 20 feet of storm surge.

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1 The Conch Republic Navy flotillas are part of Key West Cares, an alliance of Key West residents, community leaders, city officials, church leaders and national/international partners who began immediately after the hurricane, working with the Bahamian government to coordinate emergency aid, largely for Green Turtle Cay, which has been Key West’s sister city since 1977, as well as other stricken areas. As the Conch Republic Navy prepped cargo for the sea voyage on Stock Island, other volunteers were loading another 7,000 pounds of relief supplies onto a cargo plane leaving from the Key West Airport. The shipments and the nine cargo flights that preceded them bring the total amount of relief supplies shipped by Key West Cares and its donors to nearly 65,000 pounds. Some of the islanders’ most pressing needs include underwear for adults and children, gallon jugs of water, and hand tools including hammers and saws. Multiple Keys businesses are serving as donation drop-off locations, including: Winn Dixie stores in Key West, Big Pine and Marathon; all Key West and Stock Island CVS stores, Kmart, Pet Supermarket, GFS and Strunk ACE Hardware. Cash donations can be made via the Key West Cares website at keywestcares.com. The organization is entirely volunteerrun, with 100% of all donations going directly to those in need. For more information, visit the Key West Cares Facebook page. — Contributed

CAROL TEDESCO/Key West Cares 1. Front row, from left, Miranda Knox, Capt. Kiwi, Capt. Finbar Gittelman and Julie McEnroe, and back row, from left, Mingo Castellanos, Bob Klasing, Lisa Raum and Terry Raum finish loading the 45-foot sailing sloop Madre Maria. 2. Mingo Castellanos of Key West, left, Bob Klasing of Ramrod Key, and Lisa Raum of Key West load bicycles aboard the boat that sailed for the Bahamas on Oct. 6. 3. Captain Kiwi stands on the deck prior to departure. The voyage was the first in a planned series of Hurricane Dorian relief missions by sea to the devastated islands of the Bahamas.


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his past week, three Marathon Fire Rescue firefighters traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahamas to install tarps on homes damaged by Hurricane Dorian early last month. Marathon’s Jesse Fossum, Jorge Garzon and Weeber Marreio were accompanied by Tiffany Fossum, one of the department’s volunteers. In a single day, they were able to put tarps on eight roofs to make the homes habitable for the short term and hand out food and water for about 800 residents. “We are extremely proud of them,” said the department’s logistics coordinator, Mike Card. “It really speaks to the teamwork of this department.” Two other members of the department covered the shifts to make the trip possible: Capt. Joe Forcine and Alex Bobadilla. The group was led by the Marathon Lions Club’s Willie Gonzalez. Since the hurricane, Gonzalez and other Marathon volunteers have made three trips to the islands. Gonzalez and Freeport Lions Club President Dudley Bent leave again on the fourth trip on Thursday, Oct. 10. Bent has been in the Keys for a few days, collecting contacts and resources to help his community rebuild. He said it will be a while before the islands are open again to tourists.

“There’s no airport. It’s been gutted. And no hospital; the doctors are operating out of tents,” Bent said, adding that UNICEF, Rotary clubs and the Lions club have been instrumental in helping Freeport recover. Gonzalez has identified three main projects in Freeport. First is to rebuild the clubhouse, which sustained both wind and water damage. He said he is in the process of applying for grants to cover the cost. The second is to partner with other agencies to fix the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, an orphanage. The third undertaking is the most ambitious. “We want to raise about $250,000 to rebuild the Walter Parker Primary School, Gonzalez said. “It is one of four middle schools that were damaged in the storm, but is in the best shape.” Bent said the school, where his wife also works, needs a new roof, new ceiling, new computer lab (the machines were all destroyed), new paint and new basketball court. And it needs to happen fast: right now the student body is about 400 but will soon swell to 800 as it takes in students from neighboring schools that were destroyed. Marathon Lions Club is still collecting monetary donations. Make the check out to the Marathon Lions Club and write “Disaster Relief Bahamas Fund” in the memo line. The checks can be dropped off at both Marathon branches of Centennial Bank.

Marathon Fire Department volunteers spend a day in Freeport, Bahamas to put tarps on roofs. The effort was led by the Marathon Lion’s Club. WILLIE GONZALEZ/Contributed

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here’s no shortage of nudity at Fantasy Fest, but nobody celebrates breasts like Womankind. The organization, a local nonprofit health center, presents its annual Brazaar on Thursday, Oct. 17. The event serves to highlight the mission of Womankind, while raising money to fund client services, including annual exams and preventative care. For the Brazaar event, local artists are asked to design and decorate a bra that will be auctioned off as a wearable piece of art as part of either the live catwalk event or the associated online auction. The Brazaar took a hiatus following Hurricane Irma, but returned last year in full force. And this year, the 12th iteration of the event brings more reasons to revel, as Womankind, which has been a fixture in Key West since 2001, recently purchased its building at the corner of Truman Avenue and Eisenhower Drive. Anyone familiar with property costs in the Keys understands this is a major milestone and cause for celebration. “Affordable housing is an issue for businesses as well as individuals,” Womankind Executive Director Cali Roberts said. Faced with rising insurance costs, the organization was confronting a dilemma — find a way to meet the increasing costs or relocate from their prime location at the crossroads of Key West’s Old Town and New Town. Fortunately, the former owners of the building, Bryan Green and Tony Konrath, offered to sell the space, transitioning, Roberts said, from serving as landlords to serving as bankers. The Edward B. and Joan Knight Foundation stepped up to make the ownership dream a reality, contributing a down payment that ensures Womankind’s mortgage payments remain the same (or even slightly less) than its rental rate. So yes, these women are ready to blow out big time with a proper party. Luckily the October scheduling of the Brazaar to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month meant that an initial fete was already in place. This year, the event carries a bigtop circus theme and will feature 12 artistdesigned bras presented in a live auction, modeled by local women. The auction will

1 be punctuated with carnival-style games — complete with “booby prizes” — while carnival and circus fare such as cotton candy and peanuts are served. The Brazaar typically has been held the week of Key West’s Fantasy Fest, but this year it precedes the annual October debauchery by a few days. Roberts noted that many of the artists took this timing into account, crafting bras that could serve as the perfect costume or accessory for the Fantasy Fest parade on Oct. 26, the Zombie Bike Ride, or any one of the many kinky and colorful parties. Of course, this is a party with a purpose. “When you bid [on a decorated bra], you get a costume and you give someone an annual exam,” Roberts said. Everybody wins at this auction. Guests who are not on a mission to outbid their neighbors are welcome simply to sit back and enjoy the show. Kelly Goss will open the night with an aerial performance and attendees can expect hip-shaking entertainment from the Southernmost Shimmies and rapid banter from “ringmaster” Steve Miller, with the help of triple-threat (maybe quadruple-threat?) Erin McKenna. Awards will also be announced for “Breast in Show” and “Most Mammarable” bras. The Brazaar is known for proudly brandishing its puns and irreverence throughout the animated evening, something that Roberts sees as a nice break from the sometimes solemn nature of their work. “It’s a very silly, whimsical take on something that we do take very seriously every day,” Roberts emphasized. “It’s not something we joke about, so one night out of the year, we take time to just enjoy the fact that we all work together on this, and we have fun and raise money to make sure the program continues.”

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WOMANKIND 2019 BRAZAAR Key West Theater 512 Eaton St. Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. tickets at womankindkeywest.com/Brazaar

LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly 1. Models present the collection of artist bras from the 2018 Brazaar. 2. Melissa Stone shows off a Monopoly theme bra in keeping with last year’s Fantasy Fest theme, The Games We Play. Created by Kristy Geary of Love in Bloom. 3. Jenn Kellet struts the runway wearing a bra decked out with live air plants. Created by Debra Joyce.

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BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly For more game photos visit ShadyPalmPhotography.com 1. Key West running back Preston Herce (7) busts up the middle. 2. Jason Jeudy (5) makes a diving open-field catch. 3 and 4. Preston Herce (7) catches a sideline pass and takes it in for a touchdown. 5. Key West takes a timeout. 6. Cameron Watson (13) battles with a Spruce Creek defender for a passed ball. 7. Preston Herce (7) gains more Conch yardage.

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he Key West High School Conchs’ three-game winning streak ended on Oct. 4 with a 41-13 loss to the Spruce Creek Hawks at the Conchs’ own Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium in Key West. The game was tied 13-13 at halftime, but a thumb injury in the second half significantly limited quarterback Ethan Hunt’s options for moving the ball. Hunt is already the Conchs’ backup quarterback, as starting senior Garrett Hughes has been out with a back injury since Game 3 in September. The Conchs are at home again this weekend, and will host Miami Jackson High School on Friday, Oct. 11. — Weekly staff report

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acksonville’s Void magazine just christened the Firewater Tent Revival the best cover band, best original band and gave it top honors for best song (“Wingnut”) in its 2019 readers’ poll. Void calls the band’s style “psychedelic bluegrass,” but band spokesman Nigel Ledford says “a gang of old punk rockers gone vogue” works just as well — the sound isn’t quite bluegrass, folk or country music. The band is playing three gigs in the Keys next week: At Key West’s Blue Heaven on Friday, Oct. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 20 during the brunch hour. Then the band picks up on Sunday and heads to Marathon’s Overseas Pub and Grill to play from 4 to 10 p.m. to benefit a Middle Keys youth program, Champions for Change. Firewater Tent Revival plays about 250 shows a year, mainly in North Florida but with recent forays into New Orleans and Tupelo, Mississippi … and now the Keys. “We are so lucky because we have the love of committed fans. Committed? Is that right? Probably we could put them in an insane asylum, but we’re so lucky,” Ledford said. Right now the band is in talks with a label about a possible full-length album to complement the two EPs it’s already recorded. For a sneak peek at the band’s sound, visit thefirewatertentrevival.com.

THE BAND Dave Smith | acoustic guitar Nigel Ledford | banjo Jeff Hoff | sax/harmonica Jon Deering | upright bass Kris Whatley | washboard

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LITTLE HAMACA PARK OFFERS A HIDDEN HIDEAWAY

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uring the seasonal changes of October, the Keys Weekly will explore less-traveled outdoor escapes often overlooked by locals and tourists here in the Florida Keys. From Card Sound Road to the Southernmost Point, the Keys offer a spectacular collection of miraculous nature trails, parks and outdoor wonders that rarely make the mainstream to-do lists on TripAdvisor and Google. For those looking for an escape within the escape, this series offers an insider’s guide to some of the less-traveled and unique destinations near your front door. So evoke your inner Robert Frost and take a turn “off the path.”

LITTLE HAMACA PARK KEY WEST

Little Hamaca Park is a short drive off of Government Road. For locals, the entrance is off Flagler, using the Key West Urgent Care office as your familiar landmark. From there, Government Road winds through the salt ponds along the northern edge of the runways at Key West International Airport. Along the winding entrance road, guests can easily spot a defunct Russian-made Cubana Air jet, which was once used by Cuban defectors in an attempt to reach the U.S. Today, the jet allegedly remains in litigation over ownership rights between the Cuban government and Miami-based Cubans, who base their claim to the plane on hardship and reparations. Either way, it’s certainly an unexpected attraction fewer than 50 yards from the roadway.

Aside from the rich history of Government Road, which includes military tales from the Cuban Missile Crisis, the worn asphalt serves as a convenient pathway to a hidden gem. About a half-mile into your drive, the road takes a 90-degree turn to the left and the entrance to Little Hamaca City Park is marked by a blue sign. A small parking lot accommodates cars, bikes, golf carts and scooters. Little Hamaca features a network of boardwalks that wind through wooded patches of indigenous greenery and mangroves. Small fish, various birds and the occasional crocodile can be spotted along the 10-minute, round-trip stroll. In certain stretches, the boardwalk ends and the path becomes a narrow stretch of rocks and shell, and a canopy of trees creates a tunnel that opens up to a bridge overlooking a large salt pond on each side. The trail ends on a maintained dock spanning the south end of Riviera Canal, where October and November breezes can provide a relaxing breath of fresh air. And perhaps that is the beauty woven within the short hike at Little Hamaca Park. For a few brief moments, visitors can become comfortably lost within a lush enclosure that offers privacy from the sunburned frenzy of Duval Street and local beaches. The park is the perfect escape for families, dog lovers (just keep a cautious eye out for docile, protected crocs) and solo travelers who seek the inspiration and solitude of nature.

Key West’s Little Hamaca Park offers an upclose view of mangroves, wildlife and an occasional docile, resident crocodile. A Russianmade, Cuban-used airplane also punctuates the view as it sits mired in more than a decade of litigation alongside the runway at Key West International Airport. BRITT MYERS/ Keyw Weekly


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LISTEN | III The third and newest album from The Lumineers tells the three-chapter tale of the ill-fated Sparks family in matriarch Gloria, her son, Jimmy, and her grandson, Junior — three generations facing the ruination of addiction. While they’re a fictional family, their stories come from a real place, as vocalist Wesley Schultz and percussionist Jeremiah Fraites created them from their own experiences of trying to save loved ones from addiction.

WATCH | THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE It’s a good binge watch for this time of year. A 1959 gothic horror novel by American author Shirley Jackson, the TV show on Netflix follows siblings, who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. As adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront ghosts of their past. Those ghosts still lurk in their minds while others may be actually be stalking the shadows of the Hill House.

For a few brief moments, from June through September, Key West residents pause to regroup from the hectic demands of seasonal traffic. During that time, locals enjoy a collective breath of solidarity while indulging in shorter lines, less traffic and special offerings from local restaurants and retailers. However, as season approaches once again, so too do the intangible nuances that accompany the influx of tourists and snowbirds. So as we say goodbye to the offseason here at the Keys Weekly, we also pay tribute to the…

SIGNS OFFSEASON IS COMING TO A CLOSE IN KEY WEST 10. Suddenly, everyone on the back of a scooter is pointing a selfie stick at every rooster, drag queen and palm tree. 9. Even though there is a Starbucks, CVS and Walgreens on every corner of Key West, it still takes two hours to get a cup of coffee and a pack of gum. 8. Snowbirds begin flocking back to HOA and City Commission meetings to tell everyone else how to best run the town. 7. You have a better chance of winning the lottery than you do seeing your contractor, Comcast or your doctor before May 2020.

DRIVE | PORSCHE TAYCAN Porsche has now fully submerged itself into the electric market by unveiling the 2020 Taycan — the German automaker’s first fully electric car. The sports sedan, similar to the four door Panamera line, is offered in various models — including the Turbo and Turbo S. Moreover, according to Car and Driver, the Taycan is the first production EV to use a two-speed transmission and 800-volt electrical system. Other features include 750 horsepower (Turbo S model) and both models feature allwheel drive with a 93.4 kWh battery pack. For more go to caranddriver. com. Prices begin at aroun $150,000.

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5. You have to get the annual dry-cleaning done for your one suit because of the 20 events that take place between November and February. 4. You forget how frightening a 70-year-old school crossing guard can sound when she’s screaming at your car. 3. You need an audiobook to kill the hour drive from Stock Island to Old Town.  2. Your favorite localfriendly pool serves you with a restraining order. 1. You ask your server if there is a local discount and she responds by smacking you in the face.


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“We’re a good time.” — GTBB frontman Matt Isbell

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hen the Ghost Town Blues Band rolls into Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 19, it will be playing the title track from its latest album, “Shine,” that is less than two weeks old. Ghost Town Blues Band, a Memphis act, is part of the fantastic line up of the Coral Head Blues Fest at the Marathon Community Park. Also appearing: Dana Fuchs, Shaw Davis, Anthony Gomes, Bill Blue and the Paul Deslauriers Band. “Shine” is Ghost Town Blues Band’s fifth album, and fourth studio album. (The fourth, a live recording of its shows, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts. Wow.) “‘Shine’ is a departure from what we normally do,” said frontman Matt Isbell. “It’s a little bit Americana, rock ’n’ roll, rootsdriven.”

Isbell said it’s a natural fit — Memphis is the “Melting Pot of the South” and his band mates, together 10 years, come from wildly disparate backgrounds. The piano player has a church background, the trombonist comes from hiphop, and Isbell characterizes his own musical upbringing as a “folksy, singy, songwriter” who has exactly one formal guitar lesson under his belt. “When you put six musicians in a room, they are going to speak the truth musically. We’re not trying too hard, just making the music that comes out of our fingers and minds and bodies and souls,” Isbell said. The band often makes a New Orleansstyle second line entrance before transitioning to normal instruments. But not that normal. Isbell plays an instrument made from his grandmother’s silverware chest and drummer Andrew McNeill has an electric analog push broom. (Yeah, we don’t know, either, but we can’t wait to find out.) Isbell said one of the crowd favorites is “I Get High,” originally performed by the Funky Meters.

“It has a Porter, Batiste Stoltz vibe, but we made it our own and it took on a new life. Put it this way, at one point our trombonist starts rapping, and we got some Allman Brothers jams in the middle,” he said. Ghost Town Blues Band has some serious credibility with about two dozen industry accolades earned since 2015. Living Blues Magazine said, “With a shoot-from-the-hip Memphis attitude, and a STAX-busting explosion of modern blues vision, GTBB represents a welcome changing of the guard.” Sounds about right.

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We are scales deep in Libra season and the influence of the cardinal air sign can be felt most acutely in our personal relationships. Libra season is the time of year we most want to be surrounded by others. At best this is a period of levity and affection, exchange and inspiration. At its worst it’s marked by people pleasing, codependence and failure to follow through. How to balance? Don’t overcommit to plans or declare your love to strangers.

is a middle child and Taurus Fire Tiger named after a stigmatic saint. She divides her time and affections between New Orleans and Key West.

Blessedly, the full Hunter’s Moon arrives Oct. 13 to direct our focus from relationships to individualization. Who are we beyond the ties that bind us? Named for the time of year when prey was easily stalked and stockpiled, the Hunter’s Moon calls to mind gathering and feasting, sharing in the harvest and preparing for the winter ahead. Symbolically this moon asks us to inventory what nourishes us and decide what should be savored, what should be stored away and what should be spat out. Take only what you need.

WHAT THE STARS HAVE IN STORE

LIBRA SEPT. 23 – OCT. 22 You are coming to the end of a relationship cycle, Libra. The energy of the full moon offers you the opportunity to free yourself of destructive patterns, most notably those that forfeit progress for security. Notable Libra: Evel Knievel SCORPIO OCT. 23 – NOV. 21 Fun fact: all species of scorpion are venomous. Their poison functions as weapon, defense, and in some cases, a mating technique. In the coming weeks Scorpio, you will be tasked not with denying the potency of your poison but tempering your use of it. Notable Scorpio: Joaquin Phoenix SAGITTARIUS NOV. 22 – DEC. 21 By nature, you are goal-driven and hard-working. The full moon calls for rest and the revision of the goal itself. What do you want the legacy of your labors to be? Notable Sagittarius: Tom Waits CAPRICORN DEC. 22 – JAN. 19 You don’t always engage in reckless behavior, Capricorn, but when you do, you go big. Rather than running toward bad habits, examine and amend the circumstances that drive you to them. Notable Capricorn: Eartha Kitt

AQUARIUS JAN. 20 – FEB. 18 Your powers of persuasion and manifestation are at an alltime high, Aquarius. Granted favors, unlikely permissions and realized dreams are all in the forecast. Be careful what you wish for. Notable Aquarius: Rasputin PISCES FEB. 19 – MARCH 20 You’ll have the element of surprise on your side when your usually tranquil waters boil over into outburst. We must sometimes be loud in order to be heard. Notable Pisces: Jack Kerouac ARIES MARCH 21 – APRIL 19 Interactions with an authority figure could activate your anger. Practice your four-square breathing warlords; what feels like calculated undermining may turn out to be an honest misunderstanding. Notable Aries: Diana Ross TAURUS APRIL 20 – MAY 20 Negative patterns are learned and so, too, can be unlearned. When it comes to reprogramming yourself, Bull, choose a teacher that has mastered the art. Notable Taurus: Vladimir Lenin GEMINI MAY 21 – JUNE 20 You are not one to wallow in existential dread, but the planets are aligned to challenge your notions of purpose and belief. This is all part of the plan, Gemini, even if the weeks ahead make you question the existence of one. Notable Gemini: Josephine Baker

CANCER JUNE 21 – JULY 22 Oftentimes the hardest thing to speak is the truth. Say it anyway. Your natural warmth will ensure your words are delivered with compassion and received with grace. Notable Cancer: Lil’ Kim LEO JULY 23 – AUG. 22 Your punishing ideas of success and failure were forged long ago. It is time to redefine triumph and recognize that you can win without anyone else having to lose. Notable Leo: Ginger Baker VIRGO AUG. 23 – SEPT. 22 You rarely fail in your pursuits, Virgo, but you fail regularly to find joy in them. Focus on appreciating every step that leads you to success. Notable Virgo: Buddy Bolden


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n recent days, when I head into town, particularly during the week, I’m regularly treated to a sight the uninitiated would Dr. Stanley Sack mistake for a circus big top. I am, of course, talking about those big yellow-and-red striped tents that actually signify that a building is being treated for termites. It follows, then, that insects have been on my mind lately. And if we want to talk about insects, there’s no greater candidate for discussion in these parts than the almighty mosquito. We see mosquitoes, feel their bites, regularly encounter the people charged with eradicating them, and even elect their overseers. And although we have access to a lot of information as to how to control their population, the little buggers still do find us. Thus, it’s always worth talking about steps we might take to minimize their presence on our property and our person and, if that doesn’t work, to take care of their after-effects. Let’s work backward. Mosquitoes most commonly leave us those small reddish bumps we call bites. They usually don’t have a very specific appearance, and in most cases, we can’t exactly identify the culprit. A substantial subset of victims — and it seems to be young children in particular—have redness and swelling around the bite. This may be several inches in diameter. Does this mean they have an allergy to mosquito (or whatever it was) bites? Not necessarily — or at least, yes and no. That welt on your child’s arm is definitely caused by the same chemicals that are at play in a true allergy (histamine, mostly). But unless there is swelling in distant places on the body, or other symptoms such as wheezing or a lot of belly pain, we usually call it a “large local reaction.” The reaction can occasionally resemble an infected bite, necessitating medical attention

if there’s any doubt. A true allergy to many insects, mosquitoes included, is very rare; mosquitoes don’t carry venom (which causes the allergy), as opposed to bees, whose venom can and does cause true allergic symptoms. What about more serious illness? In recent years, we’ve been subject to mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya, all of which are due to viruses carried by mosquitoes. Fortunately, there have been no known cases of these nasty illnesses in the Keys this year. That said, during mosquito season (which actually lasts all year here, though it’s worst from May through November, according to Monroe County Department of Health epidemiologist Angela Giaquinto), and especially during known outbreaks, do what you should be doing anyway: see your health care provider (or bring your child to his or her doctor) for any concerning symptoms. Fever, rash and joint aches are frequent features, but not everyone gets significant symptoms. This is probably most concerning with Zika virus, which can harm a pregnant woman’s unborn baby. Thus, pregnant women should be particularly vigilant in trying to avoid mosquito contact. And what about that avoidance thing? One of the most important things you can do to keep the buggers at bay is eliminate or cover all standing water around your home. “One capful of water can breed 300 mosquitoes,” reminds Beth Ranson, public education and information officer for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. Closer to the body, consider long sleeves as soon as it’s comfortable (and just think, if you need to go into one of our frigid, subzero supermarkets, you will be perfectly comfortable). For kids 2 months and older, use a DEET-containing insect repellent, and remember to spray clothing as well. Do all you can to minimize your mosquito exposure, and you will have one less insect to worry about.


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tudent chefs in the culinary program at the College of the Florida Keys on Thursday, Oct. 3 prepared a six-course dinner for seven fortunate community members and college officials. Under the watchful eye of Chef Jorge Sanchez, program director of the college culinary program, the students prepared and served homemade rolls, a tomato-watermelon gazpacho, tomato soup, pan-seared scallops, perfectly poached Key West pink shrimp, a watermelon, mint and lime sorbet, a mediumrare filet mignon and a trio of decadent desserts. Dinner guests included chefs from three local resorts, who each gave the students high marks for taste, presentation and originality. The dinner was part of the students’ final exam for the advanced culinary classes. — Weekly staff report

MANDY MILES/Keys Weekly 1. Student Chef Thomas Boyle, left, delicately layers poached Key West pink shrimp with sweet potato mash and a lobster and vanilla cream sauce. Chef Jorge Sanchez, director of the culinary arts program at the College of the Florida Keys, offers calming advice during a dinner that was part of the students’ final exam. 2. Chelsea McDonald, a student chef enrolled in the culinary arts program at the College of the Florida Keys, carefully plates a ravioli dish before serving to seven community members as part of a six-course dinner that doubled as a final exam.

3. Student chefs Laurianne Lau, left, and Kuniko Keohane add a colorful fall flair to their dessert trio of macaroons with pumpkin butter, mango ice cream profiteroles & a chocolate torte. 4. Student chefs Zhianni Brown, left, and Laurianne Lau put the finishing touches on panseared scallops. 5. One of the six courses prepared and served by student chefs at the College of the Florida Keys included pan-seared scallops over a pepper coulis and a bed of spinach.


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: BLUE HERON PARK HOUSE REPAIRS MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Pursuant to F.S. § 50.0211(3) (a), all published competitive solicitation notices can be viewed at: www. floridapublicnotices.com, a searchable Statewide repository for all published legal notices. Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids. com. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located in the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Publish: October 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: HISTORIC MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE GUTTER REPLACEMENT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Pursuant to F.S. § 50.0211(3) (a), all published competitive solicitation notices can be viewed at: www. floridapublicnotices.com, a searchable Statewide repository for all published legal notices. Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids. com. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located in the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Publish: October 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers DISTRICT II ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC II) (From the City Limits of Key West to the West End of the Seven Mile Bridge) of the MONROE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Has an opening for an “At Large” representative - Any resident who is not directly involved in a tourism business and who shall represent the general public and shall live or work within the tax collection district for which they are applying (The operative word within this description is directly. This word means someone who is not in business, nor whose business or economic activity are dependent upon tourists) Any person wishing to participate on the District II Advisory Committee of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council within the district so

LEGAL NOTICES noted above, may request an application from the Administrative Office by calling (305) 296-1552 and submit an application to the address shown below: Department DAC Monroe County Tourist Development Council 1201 White Street, Suite 102 Key West, FL 33040-3328 Fax #: (305) 296-0788 Deadline for receipt of application at the above address is Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. A resume may be attached to the application. Publish: October 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Monroe County Tourist Development Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. The Visit Florida Keys Corporation will also convene during this meeting. All Tourist Development Council Meetings are open to the public and one or more County Commissioners may be in attendance. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711”. Publish: October 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Art in Public Places Committee Meeting Monday, October 14th, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. First floor conference room, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Key West Board of Directors Meeting Thursday, October 17th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Conference Room, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty, 81888 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the Arts Council office at 305-295-4369. Publish: October 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF SEIZURE Tavernier Mini Storage, 135 Hood Ave, Tavernier, FL 33070, will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following unit to satisfy the delinquent storage lien. All contents in: Unit C-40 – Laura Dennis Sale of all Goods, October 21, 2019 at 10:00AM. Publish: October 3 & 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 10/18/2019, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the

LEGAL NOTICES Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ all bids. 2C3CDXAG0CH226551 2012 DODGE Publish: October 3 & 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on October 28th, 2019, Leonard Richford Jr. Storage Auctioneer, Executive Administrator for U-Haul Company of Miami, Will be offering for sale under the Judicial Lien Process, By Public Auction, the following storage units. The Terms of the sale will be cash only. U-Haul Company does reserve the right to refuse any bids. The sales will Begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue day by day until all units are sold. 103530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL. 33037. Names And Last Known Addresses are as Follows: Richard Furtado Unit #1168 $589.00 Martin Adkins Unit #1505 $1,174.60 Publish: October 10 & 17, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 44-2018-CA-853-K AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 5232, Week 45, Annual Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Pursuant to IN REM SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AS TO COUNT(S) II, UNIT 5232, WEEK 45, AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY PAULINE TALLEY AND TRACEY TALLEY SCHROEDER, AS HEIRS entered in a case pending in said Court, the 10TH day of September, 2019 Style of which is: WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NON-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA COUNT(S) II, UNIT 5232, WEEK 45 Plaintiff, VS. THE ESTATE OF JAMES JOHN FITZPATRICK, et. al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-853-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 27 TH day of September, 2019.

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KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 3 and 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 5414, Week 37, Even Year Biennial Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Pursuant to ORDER TO CANCEL AND RESCHEDULE FORECLOSURE SALE AS TO COUNT(S) IV, AGAINST DEFENDENTS(S) BRIDGETTE MARY DAVIS AND SHANI DENISE VICKERY (UNIT 5414, WEEK 37) entered in a case pending in said Court, the 19TH day of September, 2019 Style of which is: WINDWARD POINTE II, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Plaintiff, VS. NANCY JEAN LEGANT, et. al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-484-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 27 TH day of September, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 3 and 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

JUAN ANTONIO GUTIERREZ AND JULIA G. GUTIERREZ, AS HEIRS entered in a case pending in said Court, the 10TH day of September, 2019 Style of which is: BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA COUNT(S) I, UNIT B-13, WEEK 44 Plaintiff, VS. THE ESTATE OF JUAN ANTONIO GUTIERREZ, et. al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-859-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 27 TH day of September, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 3 and 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 3 and 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 44-2018-CA-853-K AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 5211, Week 30, Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Pursuant to IN REM SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AS TO COUNT(S) III, UNIT 5211, WEEK 30, AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MICHAEL CARL COTTER AND EMILY COTTER, AS HEIRS entered in a case pending in said Court, the 29TH day of August, 2019 Style of which is: WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NON-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA COUNT(S) III, UNIT 5211, WEEK 30 Plaintiff, VS. THE ESTATE OF JAMES JOHN FITZPATRICK, et. al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-853-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 28TH day of September, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 3 and 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 44-2018-CA-484-K NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 44-2018-CA-859-K AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit B13, Week 44, Beach House, a Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Pursuant to IN REM SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AS TO COUNT(S) I, UNIT B-13, WEEK 44, AGAINST THE ESTATE OF

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 44-2018-CA-871-K AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 5414, Week 28, Odd Year Biennial Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Pursuant to IN REM SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AS TO COUNT(S) II, UNIT 5414, WEEK 28, ODD YEAR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JOHNNY EARL MARSHALL AND JOHNNY EARL MARSHALL, JR., AS HEIRS entered in a case pending in said Court, the 6TH day of September, 2019 Style of which is: WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NON-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA COUNT(S) II, UNIT 5414, WEEK 28, ODD YEAR Plaintiff, VS. JOHN JOSEPH HIGGINS, et. al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-871-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 27 TH day of September, 2019. KEVIN MADOK

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 44-2018-CA-853-K AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit 5532, Week 43, Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Pursuant to IN REM SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AS TO COUNT(S) I, UNIT 5532, WEEK 43, AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JAMES JOHN FITZPATRICK, DECEASED entered in a case pending in said Court, the 29TH day of August, 2019 Style of which is: WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NON-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA COUNT(S) I, UNIT 5532, WEEK 43 Plaintiff, VS. THE ESTATE OF JAMES JOHN FITZPATRICK, et. al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-853-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 27 TH day of September, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 3 and 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No: 44-2018-CA-859-K AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that


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the undersigned, KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 13th day of January, 2020 at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit B22, Week 47, Beach House, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Pursuant to IN REM SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AS TO COUNT(S) II, UNIT B22, WEEK 47, AGAINST THE ESTATE OF NANCY FARRELL LEWIS AND JONATHAN LEWIS, AS HEIRS entered in a case pending in said Court, the 10TH day of September, 2019 Style of which is: BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA COUNT(S) II, UNIT B22, WEEK 47 Plaintiff, VS. THE ESTATE OF JUAN ANTONIO GUTIERREZ, et. al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA-859-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 27 TH day of September, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 3 and 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

1 and 2 VACA VILLAGE, a subdivision according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 106, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and lying S’ly of and contiguous to Lots 1 and 2, PEARCE’S SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 161, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. PARCEL B Lot 17, Block 2, VACA VILLAGE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 106, a resubdivision of Lots 7 and 8 of Thompson and Adams Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 24, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, (Parcel A and Parcel B are referred to together as the “Property.”) Pursuant to FINAL FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT entered in a case pending in said Court, the 2nd day of August, 2019 Style of which is: CENTERSTATE BANK, N.A., F/K/A CENTERSTATE BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH COMMUNITY BANK OF FLORIDA Plaintiff, VS. SIDNEY’S AT MARATHON, LLC, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, et.al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2017-CA-204-M WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 28TH day of September, 2019. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Statute 45.031: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Publish: October 10 & 17, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: October 10, 2019. Personal Representative: Richard Brandon 94100 Overseas Highway Tavernier, FL 33070 Attorney for Personal Representative: JEFFREY A. BASKIES, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 897884 Katz Baskies & Wolf PLLC 3020 NORTH MILITARY TRAIL SUITE 275 BOCA RATON, FL 33431 Email Addresses: jeff. baskies@katzbaskies.com eservice@katzbaskies.com Publish: October 10 & 17, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-000095-P IN RE: THE ESTATE OF GARY STEVEN HEMPEL, aka GARY S HEMPEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GARY STEVEN HEMPEL, also known as GARY S HEMPEL, deceased, whose date of death was July 15, 2019, 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 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: October 10, 2019. Signed on this 4th day of October, 2019. Personal Representative: STEVEN HEMPEL 1360 N. Sandburg Terr. Apt. 803 Chicago, IL 60610 Attorney for Personal Representative: Aaron C. Swiren Florida Bar No. 13996 L. Bruce Swiren, P.A. 1516 E. Hillcrest St., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32803 Telephone: 407-898-7303 Email: aswiren@gmail.com Publish: October 10 & 17, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, 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 SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS OCTOBER 10, 2019. Petitioner: ELYSE NUTTER 7282 Frisco Lane Sarasota, FL 34241 Attorney for Petitioner: D. Michael Lins, Esquire Florida Bar No. 435899 LINS LAW GROUP, P.A. 14497 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 160-N Tampa, FL 33618 Ph. (813) 386-5768 Fax (813) 968-9426 Primary E-mail: mike@ linlawgroup.com Secondary E-mail: kris@ linslawgroup.com Publish: October 10 & 17, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 44-2017-CA-204-M AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Kevin Madok, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 29th day of October, 2019, at 11 o’clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the Following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: PARCEL A Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Block 2, VACA VILLAGE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 106, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. ALSO Lots 1 and 2, PEARCE’S SUBDIVSION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 161, of the Public Records of Monroe County, Florida. Old State Road 4A contiguous to S’ly of Lots

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2019-CP-000107-P IN RE: ESTATE OF JEANNETTE BRANDON a/k/a Jeannette Alexandra Brandon, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Jeannette Brandon, a/k/a Jeannette Alexandra Brandon, deceased, whose date of death was July 29th, 2019, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Attn: Probate Division, 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-000154-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF STANLEY ARCHER COX, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Stanley Archer Cox, deceased, whose date of death is April 4, 2019, 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 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 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: October 10, 2019. Personal Representative: Barbara Baldwin 1648 Richmond Road Lexington, Kentucky 40502 Attorney for Personal Representative: Stuart M. Slutsky Florida Bar No. 985767 Stuart M. Slutsky, P.A. 2500 Weston Road, Suite 404 Weston, Florida 33331 Telephone: (954) 389-3989 stuartmslutsky@juno.com Publish: October 10 & 17, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2019-CP-000137-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF KRIS PHILLIP KANTZLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KRIS PHILLIP KANTZLER, deceased, whose date of death was June 1, 2019, 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, including unmatured, contingent or liquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-106-P Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF ALVIN MANCUSI-UNGARO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Alvin MancusiUngaro, deceased, whose date of death was August 12, 2019, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.

LEGAL NOTICES The date of first publication of this notice is: October 3, 2019. Personal Representative: Philip G. Mancusi-Ungaro 13 Buflehead Drive Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455 Attorney for Personal Representative: RICHARD E. WARNER Attorney Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER, P.A. 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FLORIDA 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-mail: richard@ rewarnerlaw.comSecondary E-Mail: pamela2@ rewarnerlaw.com Publish: October 3 & 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-60-M Middle Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT P. RINGEMANN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Robert P. Ringemann, deceased, whose date of death was April 28, 2019, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 3117 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida 33050. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: October 3, 2019. Personal Representative: Paul R. Ringemann 5340 SW 63 Court Miami, Florida 33155 Attorney for Personal Representative: RICHARD E. WARNER Attorney Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER, P.A. 12221 Overseas Highway Marathon, FLORIDA 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-mail: richard@ rewarnerlaw.com Secondary E-Mail: pamela2@ rewarnerlaw.com Publish: October 3 & 10, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

AUTOS WANTED ALL YEARS! Junk or Used. Cars - Vans Trucks- Running or Not. $CASH$ 305-332-0483

AUTOS FOR SALE NEED TO SELL YOUR CAR? Line ads start at $25/week for 5 lines of copy! Call 305-743-0844 today to get your car SOLD!

BOATS FOR SALE ‘95 Intrepid CC 28’ ‘98 Yamahas X225 - low hours. Too many options to list. Appraisal was $72,400 w/trailer. Asking $55,000 OBO. Located in Marathon. Please call after 1pm (305) 743-6505 1981 30’ Island Hopper, 3116 Cat, low hours, new aluminum t-top shade, located in Marathon. $28,500 OBO Call Brad 305-481-6232 1983 36’ Topaz Express, twin 435hp 3208 Cats with low hours, tower, located in Marathon. Project but engines are good. $18,000 OBO Call Brad 3 0 5 - 4 8 1 - 6 2 3 2

BOAT DOCKAGE Boat Dockage - 45 ft - Behind private house off Boot Key Harbor in Marathon. $15-$20/ ft. 30/50 amp avail. Text James 409-370-0025

EMPLOYMENT The Hammock House After Care Program @ St. Columba Episcopal Church is looking for an enthusiastic, supportive, compassionate person who has experience caring for children ages 6-13 with a genuine interest in working with children,a positive, friendly, fun attitude and the ability to clean, prepare snack and possibly drive a 15 passenger van. After School hours are 3:30-5:30, and camp when school is out is 9a-3p. We are committed to providing nutritious meals, top quality care and homework help for students in our program. Our goal is to enhance the lives of every child that attends our facility. If you are a patient, caring professional with a background in child care, we hope you will contact us about this position. Drug Free & DCF Background Check is required. Please call 305-743-6412 to apply. 451 W. 52nd Street, Marathon Help wanted - Big Time Bait and Tackle - competitive wages and working 30-40 hrs a week. Contact manager Erich Yankovich 239-910-0878 Construction Supervisor needed in Upper Keys- Must have ability to schedule & organize multiple people & trades. Send resume to admin@cbtconstruct. com 305-852-3002 Need Experienced Carpenters in Upper Keys. Must have valid Driver’s License, Tools & Transportation. Send resume to: admin@cbtconstruct. com 305-852-3002 IMMEDIATELY HIRING: Hideaway Cafe on Grassy Key: Food Runner, Busser, Dishwasher & Prep. Call for appointment 305-289-1554. Experienced Diesel Technician wanted. Tools and experience is a must. Electronic engine diagnostic experience preferred. Opportunity for growth and training available for qualified applicants. Florida Keys Diesel Repair, 531 107th Street, Marathon. 305-289-2070

City of Marathon - Job Openings: Code Compliance Officer, Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee , Planner/


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OFFICE SPACE

Sustainabilty Coordinator. EOE, FULL BENEFITS www.ci.marathon.fl.us

small Office Space $500/ month. Wifi & Utilities included. Onsite storage & or yard space avail prices by size. Call 305-743-7277

The Island Gift Shops (Marooned In Marathon 1 & 2) are looking for happy responsible employees to complement our current staff. PART TIME HOURS in a fun environment (good fit for second job) and retirees are welcome!  Apply in person at Marooned In Marathon, 11528 Overseas Highway. Key Colony Inn NOW HIRING AM/PM SERVERS. Apply in person: 700 Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach, FL or call for details: (305) 743-0100

ROGO LOTS FOR SALE FOR SALE: 2 Marathon ROGO lots with letters. 4 ROGO points. $30,000 Text LOTS to 305-393-2515 and leave name & number.

Qualified Applicants will possess the following: minimum of 3 years as a Full-Service Restaurant Bar Manager with sales in excess of high volume. Proven success in previous positions. Demonstrate outstanding leadership, communication, and training. Stable and consistent work history as a restaurant bar manager.

Small office space available for rent. On U.S. 1 in Tavernier. Conveniently located to everything. 305-394-0530

RV LOT FOR RENT RV Large Lot for Rent in Marathon. Includes 30 ft dock, $1,400/month + util. Key RV, 6099 Overseas Hwy #15-E. 760-565-7210 or 760-574-4915

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

Large RV Lot for Rent in Marathon. Full hook up. $800/month plus utilities. 305-942-0789

HOBBIES /COLLECT. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive Watches and Pilot Watches. Old Model Military Clocks & Watches. Call 305-7434 5 7 8

HIGH-VOLUME BAR MANAGER If you're a multi-tasking, customer-service driven and high-energy hospitality professional, it's time to take a step towards building your restaurant bar management career. We're looking for candidates with an "ownership mentality" and 3-5 years of Manager experience in guest satisfaction, maintaining standards, consistently exceeding expectations, staffing and day to day operations. We need proven, results-oriented candidates like you to apply for this High-Volume Manager position. You in cooperation with the management team, under the direction of the General Manager, will lead the restaurant staff in daily tasks, train, and develop them into assets of your team. Use creativity and communication to build a loyal customer base, and maximize efficiency. You will also be responsible for typical restaurant bar manager duties. Send your resume today!

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

Busy title agency on Big Pine Key seeking a highly organized, detail and customer service oriented individual, who is computer savvy and can handle a fast paced environment. Duties include managing closing files, coordination with Realtors, sellers, buyers, and lenders, regularly updating all involved parties. Salary, health insurance. Fax resume to 305-872-4041. HIRED!!

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Huge Moving Sale - Saturday Oct. 19th from 8am-2pm. No early birds. Living room, bedroom, office & outdoor furniture. Household items, tools & fishing items. Generator, gas cans, jewelry findings, etc. 10991 5th Avenue Gulf, Marathon

OCEAN KEY RESORT & SPA IS HIRING!

Dormitory style rooms available for short term rental in Marathon. Units provide an Ideal option to temporary housing for individuals or employees , furnished with bunk beds, full kitchen with all utensils, tables, desks, coin operated washer & dryer. Residents share the kitchen, bathroom and dining areas. Linens, towels ,consumables, not provided. For information: Bob Brayman 305-743-5929 bbrayman@hallsdiving.com Long-term rental available in Marathon. 1BR/1BA unfurnished 1/2 Duplex. $1,500/month + utilities. F/L/S 305-481-6887 Furnished Room & Bath for rent in Marathon. Available now. Full size bed. For Single Person Only. W/D, WIFI, Cable. Shared living rm & kitchen. $1000/month incl. all util. $500 Security 305-850-9259 rlmcnavy59@gmail.com RENTED!!

Apply online at: https://www.noblehousehotels.com/careers

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Apply in person at: Zero Duval St.

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

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

Diver / Crew Member We’re looking for a few new treasure divers! Housing aboard the vessel provided. Apply at: http://www.melfisher.com/ SalvageOperations/JoinTheCrew.asp

Today’s the Day!

Full-Time Teller

Apply at www.my100bank.com/careers

HIRING: FT Homelessness Prevention Program Manager position. Must have excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills. Must be compassionate and professional. Bachelor’s degree and field experience a plus. Drug free workplace, EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to sholt@fkoc.org. No phone calls.

EEO/AA/M/F/D/V Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender

Frank’s Grill Now Hiring SERVER

Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm Call Joanna 305-731-8346 11400 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL

HIRING: PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER

2BR/2BA house for rent available in Marathon. $1,800/ month F/L/S Long term rental but month-to-month OK. Option to purchase. 2 1 6 - 5 0 9 - 4 4 0 0 RENTED!!!

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

OFFICE SPACE

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

FOR RENT in Marathon: Office/Retail Space, 1500sf w/ additional 2 covered porches incl. Open water views, US-1 frontage, $2700/month. Also

sunsetmthpeggy@gmail.com www.sunsetgrille7milebridge.com Sunset Grille & Raw Bar 7 Knight’s Key Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050 305-396-7235

• Sous Chef • Bell Valet Attendant • Sunset Celebration Ambassador at Sunset Pier (retail)

HOUSING FOR RENT Roommate wanted in Marathon. Near hospital. 2 BR Duplex on canal. $875/ month plus 1/2 util. Text Janice at 646-597-3325

305.743.0844

Maintenance position with busy non-profit. FT with benefits. Long-term position w/room for growth. Valid DL required. Must have maintenance or related experience, computer skills and relate well with people. Very physical position, heavy lifting, heat, etc. Drug-free workplace, EOE. Please send resume and cover letter to sholt@fkoc.org. No phone calls.

WE ARE HIRING FOR HIGH SEASON! If you have experience in Hospitality, like to interact with our Guests and be part of an amazing Team, come and join us. Please apply online for some of our open positions: islabellabeachresort.oasisrecruit.com 1 Knight’s Key Blvd (MM 47) Marathon


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DIVERS CREATE PUMPKIN MASTERPIECES IN KEY LARGO 2

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he Keys still does fall and pumpkin spice, but with a little 'Keysey' flair. On Oct. 5, a full boat of scuba divers took part in the 21st annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort in Key Largo. The contest drew divers of all ages who used dive knives and carving tools to create their masterpieces while diving on Elbow Reef. First-place winners Josephine Walker and Stephanie McClary, a mom and daughter pair from Michigan, stunned everyone with their 3-D sculpture of two moray eels swimming over a glowing heart, with a battery-powered light, an homage to Amoray's logo. —Weekly staff report

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1. Divers were able to flex their creativity in choosing what to carve and how to do it. Some brought special props and "secret weapons" on the dive. 2. Car Cynthia Gneiser, a local scuba instructor, draws her star design onto her pumpkin on the ride out to Elbow Reef. 3. First-place winners Stephanie McClary and Josephine Walker hold their disassembled pumpkin pieces together before reassembling the winning sculpture.  4. Stephanie McClary and Josephine Walker pose with their winning pumpkin. The mother-daughter pair flew in from Michigan with props and secret weapons for the contest. They’ve participated in similar contests in Ohio and Michigan. 5. Participants created a variety of pumpkins. While most were ocean-themed, some included admonitions to "Protect our coral" or became a diver, complete with mask and snorkel.

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6. JD Reinbott poses with his “October” octopus “Pun-kin.”

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The Key West Weekly is proud to partner with Key West 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 KWHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Conch Pride” and congratulate all of the outstanding students of the week.

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Visit any branch in Key West at 3022 N. Roosevelt Blvd. or 514 Southard St., in Big Pine at MM 30, or in Marathon at MM53.5 Gulfside *E-statements, e-receipts, a Debit Mastercard, S1 savings and S15 checking account required. Specific transactions required for each reward level. Restrictions may apply. See us for details. Equal Housing Lender. NCUA Insured. Membership is open to everyone who lives or works in the Florida Keys, their families and our local military community.

What organizations and activities are you involved with at KWHS? Varsity softball (4 years), varsity soccer (3 years), volleyball (4 years and current captain), Executive Board (4 years and 3 as VP), Beta (4 years), Zonta (2 years), CSALT (2 years), Student Council (president), Interact (4 years), Peer Mentoring (2 years) and Mu Alpha Theta. Sports have always been a huge part of my life and they have made me in the person I am today. The clubs I am also active in are important to me because they allow me to give back. What class has best prepared you for life after high school? AP Spanish because it gets me out of my comfort zone to learn a new language. What advice would you give to underclassmen? Be true to yourself and always be kind to others. There will be ups and downs, but keep getting back up. Learn from your experiences and make the most of your high school career. What is your favorite social medium? Instagram is my favorite because it allows me to communicate and keep up with my friends. I follow my friends from here in Key West and others I have met who aren’t from here.

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Who has been your biggest inspiration at Key West High School and why? Tough question. I’ve had so many amazing coaches, teachers and faculty members that have touched my life forever. I would like to point out Mrs. Juliette, our attendance administrator. She is always so sweet and helpful to everyone. Anytime I need help I know I can turn to her.

What do you want to be remembered for at Key West High School? For being kind to everyone and being someone that anyone can turn to. What three things do you want to accomplish before your 10-year high school reunion? Graduate college, have a successful job and little student debt. Will you make the Keys your permanent home? No. I have been able to have the amazing opportunity to grow up in this wonderful community, but I would like to branch out and experience life in a different area. This will allow me to make the most out of my life. Finish this sentence: Living in the Keys has taught me … how powerful a close-knit community can be. Living in a small town such as Key West helped me to realize how important it is to give back to the community.


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Behavioral Health Technicians (3 shifts) Peer Specialist Maintenance Specialist Driver CDL (base location flexible) Crisis Counselor Night Monitor (free housing!) Behavioral Health Therapist

Marathon, Big Pine Key & Stock Island 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.

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED! Monroe County School District Salary $15.80- $23.20/hour

MARATHON RNs and LPNs (3 shifts)

KEY LARGO Client Advocate

Dolphin Research Center is Hiring! Accounting Manager Animal Care & Habitat Apprentice Education Registration & Enrollment Specialist DRCTI Registration & Enrollment Specialist Media & Marketing Staff Guest Services Staff Visual Communication Staff Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant Education Program Host Benefits include medical, life & disability insurance 401(k) plan, paid vacation, sick time & Holidays

Community Action Team Leader (base location flexible)

Full job descriptions available at www.dolphins.org/career_opportunities

Background and drug screen req. GREAT BENEFITS! Check out all available positions at: www.westcare.com EEOC/DFWP

Email cover letter, DRC application & resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org EOE

Immediate opening for a HVAC Service Technician

Both full or part time positions available at Hyatt Place at Faro Blanco Resort.

Upper & Middle Keys. Great Pay • Paid Holidays • Sick Pay • Medical Insurance • Paid Vacation

Line Cook, Servers, Host, Housekeepers, Night Auditor, Front Desk Agent and Food Runners.

Apply in person

Apply in person at 1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon or email resume to hr@spottswood.com

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

Excellent Benefit Package

EOE/m/f/d/v

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

JOB OPENINGS

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE

GUEST SERVICE AGENT TELEPHONE AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR BELLMAN

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

EOE m/f/d/v

Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V

SCAN FOR JOB

Please email resume to hr@spottswood.com


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LET’S DO BUSINESS - 305.453.6928 Cooper’s Paint & Body Independent Goodyear Tire & Auto Mechanics

305-294-5581 6391 3rd Street Key West, FL 33040

Since 1952

mlcooper@cooperspaintbody.com

Our Business is Environmentally Friendly!

NEW & REPAIR

305-664-0099 www.TikiHuts.com

STATE CERTIFIED THATCHING CONTRACTOR CYC 000002

To order call 908.797.9430

Delivering groceries, beer, wine & spirits and other provisions to you in the Florida Keys from Marathon to Key West.

Corporate accounts welcome, call (908) 797-9430 Ravi.Vaithinathan@tendbar.us - www.tendbar.us Please remember, you must be 21 to purchase alcohol.

Roller Maintenance Track Maintenance Door Alignment Security Pins Safety Locks Handles

We Also Repair & Replace Patio Door Screens

Operating Since 2004 Appliance and Air Conditioning

Sales - Service - Installation 1700 N. Roosevelt Blvd #2, Key West

305-998-8953

305-294-0090 • www.kolhages.com

Insured • Professional • Reliable

Sewer Connections 305

872-1876

• New Construction • Remodeling • Irrigation

305

NOW HIRING!

296-BLUE

• Heavy Equipment • Solar Lic## RF11067168

CERTIFIED MARINE SURVEYS MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR SERVING ALL THE KEYS

cell: e-mail:

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

Serving Monroe, Dade & Broward Including Airports & Ports. SUV, Van & Limousine options available Call us for special events.

KEY WEST,

New & Used / Sales & Service Propellers, Shafts, Struts, Rudders

Only Laser Scanner in the Keys No Need to Send Your Prop to the Mainland & Waste Valuable Fishing Time Outboard Shafts 305-292-0012 Inboard and Outboard Straightened on Boat 6003 Peninsular Ave. Stock Island-FL Free Propeller Analysis

propdrkw@gmail.com

Only $50 Puts Your Business Card Here

PC 606

MARCH HARE MARINE SERVICES

office:

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inc.

y’s www.KeysSlidingGlassDoorRepair.com d n A Sliding Glass Door Repair

305-743-7454

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AT HOME IN KEY WEST INC. Property Management 305.296.6996 Monthly & Yearly Rentals Vacation Rentals

athomekeywest.com

in Key West since 1997

METAL ROOFING

SPECIALIST 305-664-1010 www.roofer.pro


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For your best seat in the house

Key West, FL $1,659,000 | 4BD, 3BA Listing ID: 584277 Ellen Gvili | 305.304.2933

Big Torch Key, FL $1,600,000 | 2BD, 2BA Listing ID: 585246 Stacy Stahl | 305.731.9510 420 Fleming St, Key West, FL 33040 | 305.294.1117 Š MMXIX Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Sotheby's International Realty and the Sotheby's International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks licensed to Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC.

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