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Believe it or not, fall is here. Can’t you feel it? Yeah, neither can I. But horror fans, rejoice, SyFy’s “31 Days of Halloween” is underway while AMC’s “FearFest” kicks off this Sunday. Fall festivities are also upon us, such as Oktoberfest at Florida Keys Brewing Sunday, Oct. 13; Witches’ Ride in Key Largo on Saturday, Oct. 19; the Islamorada Zombie Pub Crawl on Sunday, Oct 20; and the second annual Trunk or Treat at Founders Park — a family-friendly event set for Saturday, Oct. 26. With the scary films hitting the TV screens and fall in full motion, we hit the town to ask the community:

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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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hree weeks ago, Islamorada councilman Ken Davis was on the phone with his brother, when all of a sudden, a pain ran through his back and spine, to his head and chest. “It was unlike anything I suffered in my life,” Davis said. “I told him I have to get off the phone. I hopped on the phone with my wife and said, ‘something’s terribly wrong with me.’” On Sept. 19, Davis was rushed from the Keys via Trauma Star to Baptist Health on the mainland for a ruptured aortic valve, a breakage of the largest artery in the body. Just how serious is a ruptured aortic valve? Davis said fewer than 10 percent who have it survive. With help from his wife, Charlotte – who urged him to hang up and dial 911 – the Islamorada Fire Rescue, Mariner’s Hospital, Trauma Star and the Baptist Health cardiac surgeons, Davis is alive and well on his way to recovery. A quick diagnosis by Mariner’s Dr. Kevin Westray Holcombe and the imaging crew was vital in getting Davis the treatment he needed. From there, Davis was airlifted to the mainland for surgery that lasted seven hours. Describing the procedure, Davis said it wasn’t any normal one as his body temperature was decreased severely to make the necessary repairs. And it was all successful. A week later, he returned to his home with his wife, who never left his side. “I’ve been taking it easy before I start a semi-normal activity list,” he said. As for the meeting of the Islamorada Village Council on Thursday, Oct. 10, Davis will be in his seat,

ON THE COVER JD Reinbott brings his carved pumpkin back to the boat during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest in Key Largo. TIFFANY DUONG/ Keys Weekly

SAVE THE DATE Thursday, Oct. 10 • Coral Shores Invitational at 3:30 p.m. at Coral Shores High School. Islamorada Village Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Founders Park Community Center, Islamorada. Friday, Oct. 11 • MarrVelous Pet Rescue Doggy Training 101, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Key Largo Lion’s Club, 209 Bay Drive, Key Largo. Sunday, Oct. 13 • Florida Keys Brewing Co. Oktoberfest from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at MM 81.6, Islamorada. 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.

ready to tackle another list of agenda items. “I will be there with bells on,” he said. Maintenance of the Fills is up for talks, as council will consider a resolution requesting a sublease of five years of the parcel containing the area known as the Indian Key Fill boat ramp. In June, the village met with various government agencies regarding overuse of the Fills, which has led to mangrove and shoreline damage. The meeting resulted in temporary agreements with Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Department of Transportation to allow the village to manage parking and activities. As to the budget impact of the proposed sublease, $47,600 was included in the Public Works’ budget for one full-time Fills facility attendant. An additional $30,000 was included in the budget for portable toilets and other operating supplies. Following resolution considerations, council will discuss parking rates and rules for the Fills as well as Anne’s Beach. Last month, council heard from Passport Parking and representative Daryl Davis on a mobile pay-to-park application used by municipalities, universities and companies with parking lots.

Oct. 17-20 • REEF Fest, an annual celebration of marine conservation, Key Largo Thursday, Oct. 17 • Third Thursday Artwalk, 6 to 9 p.m., at 151 Morada Way, Islamorada Friday, Oct. 18 • Deadline to register for second annual Trunk or Treat at Founders Park, Islamorada. Monday, Oct. 21 • Matecumbe Historical Trust presentation, “Native Americans in the Florida Keys,” at 6:30 p.m. at Island Community Church, Islamorada. Wednesday, Oct. 23 • “Beyond the Sunshine: A Timeline of Florida’s Past” presented by Rick Bauer at 5:30 p.m. at Keys History & Discovery Center, Islamorada. Thursday, Oct. 24 • Plant clinic from 9 a.m. to noon at Island Home Nursery, Islamorada. Wednesday, Nov. 6 • “Everglades Restoration: Protecting Habitats, Conserving Water & Strengthening Our Economy” presented by Everglades Foundation scientist Steve Davis at 5:30 p.m. at Keys History & Discovery Center, Islamorada.


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BRIEFLY Challenge your local history knowledge

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efferson B. Browne wrote what is perhaps the quintessential turn-ofthe-century 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, 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. 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.

The Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys’ October program will be a “Then and Now” photo presentation of the Upper Keys given by Loralea Carrera, society vice president. She will compare historic buildings and locales with current photos of the same site. Attendees might be surprised at what some local spots used to look like. The free program will be Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Key Largo Library Community, MM 101.5 in the Tradewinds Shopping Plaza. More information is available from Jerry Wilkinson, the society’s president, at 305-896-6526. Seminars, diving and more Reef Environmental Education Foundation is hosting REEF Fest 2019 on Oct. 17-20 in Key Largo. Sponsored by Capital Bank Foundation, this marine conservation-themed event includes diving, snorkeling and kayaking, plus free seminars on topics such as sea turtles, fish behavior, invasive lionfish, and more. Each evening features a different social event, beginning with a sunset social on Thursday, open house at REEF Headquarters on Friday, Oct. 17 and a ticketed banquet dinner on Saturday night. More information is at www.REEF.org/REEFfest or 305-8520030. Trunk or Treat Participants sought The second annual Trunk or Treat at Founders Park is seeking supporters to decorate their trunks and give out treats on Oct. 26. The event will be held on the Great Lawn and parking space will be assigned for each trunk. A site map will be provided a few days prior to the event. Vehicles are encouraged to set up and decorate at 4:30 p.m. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 18. The event goes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. At Trunk or Treat, families and their kids spend the evening going from trunk to trunk collecting candy from volunteers who decorated their vehicles. More information is at 305853-1685.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Local icon passes away We are deeply saddened to announce that Mrs. Jeane Eyster passed away Oct. 1 at home with her loved ones present. She had lived in Lower Matecumbe since 1952.  Her beloved husband Irving R. Eyster preceded her in death. They spent over seven decades together. They were both Keys historians and well accomplished. They lived incredible lives. She is survived by her three children, Bobby and David Eyster, her daughter, Barbara Edgar, and her three grandchildren, Veronica and Evan Eyster and Cinnamon Edgar. A service will be announced at a later date.    Barbara Edgar — daughter of Jeane Eyster and president of the Matecumbe Historical Trust

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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:

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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QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE Archaeologist set to discuss Blackbeard’s flagship

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he History of Diving Museum will host maritime archaeologist Joshua Marano on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. to discuss his involvement in the archaeological excavation of the notorious pirate Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck off the North Carolina coast. The vessel, originally a French slave ship named La Concorde, was captured by the pirates near the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1717. Renamed the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship became Blackbeard’s flagship in a fleet of pirated vessels that menaced shipping and coastal towns throughout the Caribbean and along the eastern coast of North America. Following his blockade of Charleston harbor in May 1718, Blackbeard led his forces north to the coast of North Carolina, where his ship ran aground and sank at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet in the summer of that year. The wreck was rediscovered in some 25 feet of water about 1.5 miles off Beaufort Inlet in 1996. Volunteering at the site in 2005, Marano was hired as an archaeological technician during the 2011 and 2012 field seasons and participated at various levels of planning, preparation and execution of the project. Marano will discuss the history of the pirate Blackbeard, the loss of his flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge, its rediscovery, and current archaeological investigations by North Carolina. Marano will focus on the project’s goals and unique methodologies while also discussing some of the more recent discoveries at the site, ongoing research, and future plans for the wreck. Marano is the maritime archaeologist for Biscayne, Everglades and Dry Tortugas national parks, where he has worked since 2012. He is a graduate of East Carolina University’s maritime studies program and has a master’s degree in maritime history and nautical archaeology. Marano is also an active member of the United States Coast Guard Reserve, where he serves as a First Class Boatswain’s Mate at USCG Station in Miami Beach. The History of Diving Museum is at MM 83, bayside, in Islamorada. The presentation’s sponsor is the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs’ Culture Builds Florida campaign. The goal of the campaign is to increase the public’s awareness of the benefits of arts and culture to Florida. — Contributed

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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 TIFFANY DUONG/Keys Weekly 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.

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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 oceanthemed, some included admonitions to "Protect our coral" or became a diver, complete with mask and snorkel.

  



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MUCARSEL-POWELL HOLDS TOWN HALL IN KEY LARGO

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell recaps session in Key Largo on Oct. 4. Pictured right is Eileen Eadie, vice president of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, who moderated the forum. JIM McCARTHY/Keys Weekly

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t’s been a busy year in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Representing a district from north Miami-Dade to Key West, the first-year congresswoman continues to make her rounds up and down the Keys. “I’m trying as much as I can when I’m back in the district to spend time with all different areas so that I can especially hear from all of you, your concerns, top priorities and making sure I bring your voices to D.C.,” she told constituents in Key Largo during a visit on Oct. 4 at the Murray Nelson Government Center. Mucarsel-Powell provided a brief recap of the past nine months and took questions from the public on issues from health care and the environment to flood insurance. Here’s what she had to say on some of the matters impacting the Keys and the country. Health care and prescription drug costs In the House, Mucarsel-Powell said, more than 200 bills gained approval that would “really help and improve the quality of life for people in Monroe County.” In particular, Mucarsel-Powell said,

she wanted to be in Congress to deal with the health care costs and rising prescription drug prices. “We’ve passed four bills already sitting in the Senate that would protect some of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including people living with pre-existing conditions.” She said there’s also a bill that would control and regulate pharmaceutical companies so generic companies can participate. “What (companies) are doing now is they’re using tricks in the book to not allow generic companies to participate,” she said. “It’s part of the reason why the cost of drugs are so high.” Climate change and the environment Deeming it the top issue in South Florida, Mucarsel-Powell said she’s been hard at work advocating to obtain $200 million for Everglades restoration. “We had several meetings with the chairwoman of the (House) appropriations committee. We got that approved. That appropriation is sitting in the Senate,” she said. “We don’t expect to have any problem (getting the funds approved).” Mucarsel-Powell also noted the passing of a bill that would ban offshore drilling on federal waters.

Legislation also awaits Senate consideration. “This of course affects life for all of us who live here in Monroe County,” she said. She also said she’s introduced a bill requiring a certain percentage of funds appropriated for revolving fund capitalization grants be used for green projects, and for other purposes. “I hope to pass that bill in the coming year,” she said. Coast Guard infrastructure improvements Mucarsel-Powell said she’s proud to get a bill passed for funding at Coast Guard stations and maintenance backlogs. “I’ve gone to visit the stations along the Florida Keys and I applaud the work they do,” she said. “It’s not right for Coasties to spend personal time when they’re supposed to be with their families working on the maintenance of buildings.” Sen. Marco Rubio has taken up the bill in the Senate. Flood insurance costs Congress is in the process of reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, and MucarselPowell said there needs to be a cap on rates. “Just before I came back to the district, we had a meeting with my Republican colleagues

and some Democratic colleagues, to talk to the chairwoman (of Financial Services) to see if we could put a cap on flood insurance rates. This affects thousands of people here in the Keys because we can’t continue to pay for these rates. People can’t afford to live here.” Mucarsel-Powell said people in the Keys are paying more than 40 percent of their income on housing. She’s pushing for a cap no more than 9 percent. Right now, FEMA can increase rates up to 18 percent. User fees in Everglades National Park Mucarsel-Powell said she’s expressed concern to superintendent of the Everglades, Pedro Ramos, over fees commercial fishermen are facing upon entering the park. “I had a meeting with Ramos one or two months after I was sworn in to express concern implementing these fees. He’s very clear where I stand,” she said. Her office is now looking into the legality of the user fee. “It makes absolutely no sense,” she said. “From what I understand, it’s the only park in the country implementing these fees.”

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omments will close on Oxitec’s application to the EPA on Friday, Oct. 11. At presstime, the paper published on the Federal Register has been viewed 3,618 times and generated 75 public comments. Oxitec is proposing a trial of its “2nd Generation” technology in the U.S. to use biologically modified mosquitoes to combat the spread of infectious diseases via the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Although it is not official and there are no contracts in place, officials at Oxitech — a U.S.-owned, U.K.-based company that develops biologically engineered solutions to insect control issues — has openly courted the Florida Keys in the past. At about the same time as the Keys Weekly published an in-depth article about Oxitec’s new technology three weeks ago, genetically modified mosquitoes were making international headlines. The interest sparked from a study published in the Scientific Reports journal titled “Transgenic Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes Transfer Genes

into a Natural Publication” about an Oxitec trial. The paper refers to the company’s 1st Generation technology of a field trial conducted in Brazil from 2013 to 2015. Oxitec has filed a complaint and asked for a peer review of the study from Nature Research, publishers of the journal, to address what it says is a range of misleading and speculative statements. “The paper explores the flow of genes between the local population of Aedes aegypti and the natural background strain of OX513A (Oxitec’s genetically modified mosquito). The gene transfer referenced in the title does not refer to the persistence of Oxitec’s self-limiting and marker genes,” said Nathan Rose, head of scientific and regulatory affairs for Oxitec. “Yes, some of the background genes were present 27 months after the trial ended, but they decreased in time until they completely disappeared. That was unsurprising to us. We knew that about 3 to 5 percent of the 1st Generation offspring would survive, and we published that in our first paper in 2007 and shared that information with regulators. The study authors confirmed that with good data.”


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In recent trials in Brazil, releases of these 2nd Generation male mosquitoes achieved up to 96% suppression of wild Aedes aegypti populations in the city of Indaiatuba. — Oxitec Rose said the rest of the study descends into speculation not suited to a reputable scientific paper. For example, Rose cited the paper’s hypothesis that introducing background genetics would lead to “hybrid vigor,” or the idea that offspring’s traits are enhanced due to the mixing of genetic contributions of its parents. “There is no data to back up this claim. In fact, the study showed the opposite, that it disappeared over time. If indeed, it were some type of ‘super mosquito,’ then the genes would have persisted,” he said. The paper also said the genetically engineered mosquito is more susceptible to insecticide resistance. “That’s frustrating because that’s the exact opposite of what we’ve done with the Oxitec mosquito,” Rose said. He said Oxitec has purposely made the mosquito sensitive to the most common insecticides. In fact, Rose said, the most overlooked part of the paper deals with the success of the trial in Brazil — that the test achieved 85% suppression of mosquitoes in the wild. “Not only was it not creating a ‘super mosquito,’ it was reducing the local wild mosquito population that are the real threats because they are the ones that spread disease,” he said. Barry Wray of the Florida Keys Environmental Coalition isn’t convinced. He said Oxitec is guilty of “unprofessional, unscientific behavior.” “They have supplanted scientific conversation and quantitative results with market speak. They want to get to market so they can profiteer,” Wray said. “The level of information disclosed about the mosquito is just a theory of operations. Just because technology has improved doesn’t mean it’s perfect.” Wray said that before a trial of the genetically modified mosquito takes place, there need to be three controls in place: identification of the permitting authority; a clear out-

line of the protocols for the release of the genetically modified mosquito (for example, whether it can happen next to a school or when the wind is blowing); and, third, criteria for success and failure. Dr. John W. Norris III, the chief of staff of the Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, led the charge in 2018 to stop the Oxitec approval from EPA and even visited Washington, D.C. to meet with regulators personally. He said his concerns about Oxitec’s new technology are the same as the old technology. It has nothing to do with genetic modification (the “nature finds a way” argument) but about spreading antibiotic resistance and the ability to treat “super bugs” with one of the strongest, most versatile antibiotics on the market — tetracycline. In both versions of the technology, Oxitec takes a biologically modified mosquito and uses tetracycline to keep it alive to adulthood so that it can mate. A very basic layman’s explanation of the procedure is to say that when the tetracycline applications stop (when the mosquitoes are released into the wild), the mosquitoes and offspring die. In the 2nd generation technology, only female breeders are treated with tetracycline in the lab in the U.K. Then the male-only eggs can be shipped globally for distribution. Oxitec said that the eggs and the adult male mosquitoes that hatch from them are not exposed to tetracycline. Dr. Norris said that is not the full story. “The act of giving birth — whether it’s a mosquito mother or human mother — is a very germy, gooey thing,” he said. In his comment to the EPA, he phrased it scientifically. “The microbiome of the breeding females should be expected to be heavily weighted for tetracycline resistant bacteria … As we are used to chicken egg recalls for the bacteria salmonella, you must challenge the microbiome transfer

from mosquito mother to child … Females feed on humans causing risk of transfer to humans of possibly pathogenic antibiotic resistant bacteria.” While Norris acknowledges that tetracycline is a common genetic tool switch used in many scientific experiments, he said those only happen in a controlled environment, i.e. the lab. If approved, Oxitec’s trial would happen in the wild and possibly put his patients with compromised immune systems at risk. Rose, the Oxitec scientist, agreed that tetracycline as a genetic tool switch is commonly used in lab scenarios. But he said the antibiotic is also used heavily in Florida for agricultural citrus health and medicinal purposes. Furthermore, he said, the amount of tetracycline used to treat the female “breeders” for the purpose of a trial in the U.S. is minuscule. “It would be about 5 grams, comparable to a teaspoon of sugar, or the equivalent of two courses (10 days each) of antibiotics prescribed to a human to fight an infection,” he said. “In comparison, in Florida, the agricultural use of antibiotics, including tetracycline, is 88 million times higher.” In his comments to the EPA, Dr. Norris has asked for more time to study the new Oxitec application and for the agency to extend the comment period.

WHAT THE COMMENTS SAY A week ago, there were 34 public comments posted to the EPA’s solicitation for comment on the proposed Oxitec application to use biologically modified mosquitoes to control the population and decrease mosquito-transmitted diseases. The comments split almost evenly — 15 in favor and 19 against. For more information about the EPA application, or to make or read comments, visit www.federalregister.gov and search “oxitec.”

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Attendees of the breakfast fundraiser had the opportunity to interact with the potcakes.

PANCAKES FOR POTCAKES Breakfast fundraiser at Sharkeys well attended

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ore than 130 people attended a breakfast fundraiser in Key Largo on Oct. 6 to help potcakes brought over from the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. MarrVelous Pet Rescues was one of several organizations to provide aid to dogs in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. The mixed-breed dogs are commonly referred to as potcakes. The organization was able to take in five dogs, all underweight and in need of medical care. Two were treated quickly while the other three tested positive for hookworms, ehrlichea, and heartworm, a preventable disease with monthly medication. They will require a lengthy and costly treatment plan. When the animals came into the rescue, the owners of Sharkey’s, Paul Steigerwald and Adam Muller, offered to host a breakfast benefit, “Pancakes for Potcakes,” with 100% of the proceeds going to the rescue.

Locals enjoy breakfast at Sharkey’s on Oct. 6 during the “Pancakes for Potcakes” fundraiser. More than 130 people attended.

A potcake brought over from the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian enjoys a morning at Sharkey’s during the “Pancakes for Potcakes” fundraiser. CONTRIBUTED

Jackie Goering of Sysco Food Services and Rosie Donnelly of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits also contributed to the fundraiser, while Steigerwald and Muller served breakfast to those in attendance. Joy Martin, president of MarrVelous Pet Rescues, said, “A highlight of the event was the live adoption of one of the potcakes in Lilly, a 1-year old puppy. Lilly was adopted by local family with two kids who will just love her.” More information is at marrvelouspetrescues.org. — Contributed


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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Capt. David Dipre speaks to the crowd during the meeting. “We’re all just one person away from everyone else in this room,” he said. “Our kids play together, we see each other in the supermarket, so let’s keep the tone respectful,” he said. TIFFANY DUONG/Keys Weekly

MANY QUESTIONS, SOME ANSWERS Sanctuary holds info session, Q&A in Upper Keys TIFFANY DUONG

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n Oct. 7, 230 local residents piled into the auditorium at Coral Shores High School to hear from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and ask questions about local impacts under the Restoration Blueprint. Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman began by stating that the whole purpose of the process is to “recognize that the resources we’re trying to protect are really critical to all of us – for our way of life, our recreation, our income.” She asked each person to make some “difficult choices” and sacrifices with regard to use of these resources to ensure they, and we, have a future. Sanctuary staff presentations were followed by a two-hour question-and-answer exchange. “We’ll be here until midnight if needed, no problem,” said Fangman. The forum provided a way for the sanctuary and the public to discuss, face-toface, some of the major concerns associated with the blueprint. It worked for Terry Helmers, a private boater and Keys resident who came to the meeting concerned about the seeming closure of Carysfort and Sombrero reefs. Fangman admitted in her presentation that the original proposal was not clear about what “limited entry” means with regard to local access. She said that has led people to conclude that

Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman, along with sanctuary staff Andy Bruckner and Beth Dieveney, responded to over 2 hours’ worth of questions from the audience on Oct. 7 at Coral Shores High School auditorium. The town hall-style meetings are intended to eliminate miscommunications and to exchange knowledge. TIFFANY DUONG/Keys Weekly

“we meant to ban local people. And that’s not what we want at all. That’s not our intention.” Helmers was relieved. “It was really good she clarified that. That was my really big concern,” he said. “Other than that, I would have liked to see the plan be even more aggressive to regulate or eliminate consumptive uses. We need these reefs to live.” As in past info sessions, Fangman also addressed three “elephants in the room.” While enforcement and limited use areas — Carysfort, Sombrero and Sand Key — echoed what was said

during a forum in Marathon the prior week, in Tavernier, Fangman brought up water quality as the third pachyderm. The regional sources of outflows into Florida Bay make them difficult to stem from within the blueprint’s regulatory framework. She acknowledged this and agreed that making more marine zones can’t fix water quality outright, but pointed out that the plan does call for changes to cruise ship gray water dumping and includes management plan changes to strengthen how the sanctuary can interact with other governmental bodies on regional problems. During the question- and-answer, sanctuary scientist Andy Bruckner described the state of the marine environment as a “death of a thousand cuts.” He said there’s no single cause and no single solution for the massive coral die-offs, seagrass losses and fisheries declines. “Over the last five years, a litany of things have happened that have harmed our sanctuary,” Fangman said. “It’s very clear to me we don’t have specific proposals in the blueprint to stop hurricanes. We don’t have strategies to overcome global or even regional stressors like warmer ocean temperatures and water quality. “Does that mean we shouldn’t do something to make our system stronger to face these?” she continued. “I think no. We can’t stop the next Irma, but we’ve got to make our system stronger so it can withstand and bounce back from the next Irma. That’s the opportunity we have here.”

The crowd listened respectfully, but questioned how realistic some of the proposals were and how effective they will be to stop the thousand cuts from bleeding. The sanctuary’s $4.5 million budget was discussed, and Fangman encouraged everyone to write to state representatives and senators in support of the sanctuary to ensure funding remains in place for all these new proposals. On enforcement, an attendee asked why add more protected zones when the sanctuary “can’t enforce what you already got?” FWC Capt. David Dipre said stronger rules would still better protect the environment even without 100% enforcement. He also suggested requesting state funding to increase the available number of enforcement personnel. Finally, the new no-anchor zone in the Key Largo Management Area and extension of the SPA into deeper water at Alligator Reef were discussed. Locals queried whether additional mooring balls would accompany new no-anchor zones to ensure continued less-destructive access to the reefs. Bringing up missing moorings in Islamorada, they also wondered if resources existed for upkeep of current and new moorings. Fangman assured the audience that the sanctuary knew the moorings needed to be updated and modernized, and that more would indeed be added. Bruckner explained that the no-anchor zones will protect corals from further damage and that the SPA extensions will protect key commercial fish species throughout their life cycles. In this way, he added, they hope to accomplish greater holistic ecosystem restoration. Fangman reframed the blueprint not as a final plan, but rather as a starting place for productive discussions with the community. Fangman hopes the public comment process will facilitate a mutually-beneficial knowledge exchange about how to balance protection and use. Assuring the crowd that sanctuary staff is listening, she added, “people won’t support something they don’t feel a part of, so for sure we are taking your inputs into account.” More information on the Restoration Blueprint including interactive maps is at floridakeys.noaa.gov/blueprint. Public comments can be submitted in-person, online, and by mail through Jan. 31, 2020. To provide online public comment, visit regulations.gov and search docket number “NOAA-NOS-2019-0094.”


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PLAYA APARTMENTS CUTS RIBBON ON NEW COMPLEX The Key Largo Chamber of Commerce recently gathered at Playa Apartments in Key Largo for a ribbon cutting. Located at 21 First Ave., Playa Apartments has units with oneand two-bedroom homes that offer a tropical lifestyle with modern living arrangements in mind. More information at playaapts.com. CONTRIBUTED

WHAT’S NEW IN MEDICARE FOR 2020

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his is the time of the year when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announces and publishes some of the new benefit "re-sets" for the following year. Some of the changes have been published and others are projections pending final approval and are yet to be published by CMS. Legislation will also come into effect starting Jan. 1, 2020. If you are "aging-in" to Medicare or making any plan changes this year during the annual election period starting Oct. 15 and lasting through Dec. 15, or even if you are not planning any changes in your plan, here are some takeaways: Premium changes In Original Medicare, Part A premiums will be increasing for those not having enough working quarters and not meeting other eligibility requirements for premium exemption. The deductible and subsequent benefit period coinsurances also are projected to be higher in 2020. The calendar year deductible amount for Part B, $185 in 2019, is projected to increase to $197 a month for 2020; the monthly premium is projected to go up to $144.30. In the Medicare Supplement market segment, also referred to as

If you do not mind some copayments and no coverage for "excess charges" – which many providers do not even charge in those states that allow them – then Plan N remains a more economical option as compared to the richer D and G plans.

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Medigap plans, all plans that cover the Original Medicare part B deductible, $184 in 2019, will not be available starting on Jan. 1, 2020 for "newly eligible" members. Simply put, only people who are currently Medicare eligible or will be 65 or due to disability or end stage renal disorder prior to this date, will be able to purchase and keep Medicare Supplement Plans F, C and High Deductible Plan F. These plans will be replaced by plans G, D and high deductible plan G. But no worries, these plans are mostly the same as the ones they replace except that they do not cover the Original Medicare Part B annual deductible and tend to be less expensive anyway.

Income bracket changes for Part B and D premiums Another change this coming year is that the income brackets from which your Part B and D premiums adjustments are calculated will be inflation-adjusted for the first time in 2020; "high-income" will start at $87,000 for a single person, instead of the current $85,000 threshold. You will be paying more next year for these coverages depending on where you fall in the income brackets. Good news for Part D plan, prescription drug plan The so called "donut hole" will go away after 2019, meaning that in 2020 there will no longer be a "hole" where you are responsible for 100% of the cost of medications until you reached the catastrophic phase after the deductible, if applicable depending on your plan selection, and the initial phase maximum is reached for brand names and generics and up to the catastrophic phase. Members will pay 25% for both brand and generic medications without a gap in coverage. Be aware that the standard plan's maximum deductible will increase to $435, and the threshold for entering the catastrophic coverage phase, where out of pocket costs drop significantly, will increase to $6,350. Carefully read the government's publication, “Medicare and You Handbook 2020,” for a wealth of information and some of the new figures for 2020 as well. Make sure you visit medicare.gov and open your account. There is a new plan finder tool available. Finally, make sure you speak with your local professional agent for selection and enrollment assistance of the plan that is right for you and your budget. Roberto I. Alonso, Owner-Agent, Borland & Associates Insurance your local Florida Blue Agency. We have been serving Keys residents locally in the Medicare market segment since 2004.


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The Upper Keys Weekly is proud to partner with the Coral Shores’ Athletic Department in choosing “The Male and Female Athlete of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications of athletic excellence, academic standing and community involvement. We thank our future leaders and the CSHS Athletic Department for allowing us to share a little “Hurricane Pride.” JERONIMO REYNOSA-HEATON

RILEY DOBSON

A senior captain on the football team, Reynosa-Heaton is this week’s selection for The Upper Keys Weekly’s Male Athlete of the Week. Reynoso-Heaton starred on both sides of the football in last week’s 19-13 win over Marathon. He led the defensive attack with nine solo tackles, four-assists, and he also blocked an extra-point. Offensively, he helped paved the way for the Cane ground attack from his tackle position; he was credited with multiple “pancake” blocks (knocking the defender on his back). “Jeronimo is definitely one of our leaders,” said Hurricane head coach Alphonso Bryant. “He makes a huge impact on both sides of the ball; he is a physical presence.” Associate head coach and defensive-coordinator Herbert James added, “Jeronimo leads by example. He makes everyone around him better. He demands a lot from himself and draws the best out of his teammates.” Reynosa-Heaton is a threesport standout at Coral Shores. He is a projected starter (forward/ center) for the basketball team and will return to a starting role on the lacrosse team. Reynoso-Heaton is also a standout in the classroom. He possesses a 3.929 unweighted cumulative GPA and a 4.286 weighted GPA. He is a member of Coral Shores’ National Honor Society. Reynoso-Heaton has also been singled out for his work on Upper Keys Foundation service initiatives, including the UKFHurricane Michael Relief Mission last year.

Riley Dobson, a junior star on the Coral Shores volleyball team, is this week’s Upper Keys Weekly’s Female Athlete of the Week. Dobson is a three-sport standout at Coral Shores. She is an outstanding power forward on the basketball team who has the ability to take over a game, and she also advanced to “states” in two different track events last year. Dobson has affectionately been dubbed “the beast” because of her powerful, physical play. “I have seen players duck from her hits and even get knocked down by them” said volleyball head coach Kathy EtsHokin. “Dobson is very flexible; she can play in many positions and hit any set. She reads the other team well and knows when to serve hard, soft or use a floater.” Ets-Hokin also called Dobson a “teammate who’s full of smiles, laughs, jokes, and has this positive vibe that flows through her. This girl has a heart of gold.” Russell added, “Riley is a tremendous athlete but an even better person. She’s affable, has an ever-present smile, and despite all her successes, she is genuinely unpretentious and unassuming.” Dobson was also praised for her work on Upper Keys Foundation missions and for her commitment to Special Olympics. “Riley has a wonderful heart,” Russell said. “She genuinely enjoys serving in the community and has developed a passion for Special Olympics in particular. She’s just a very special young lady.” Dobson has also made a name for herself in video production, highlighted by her “Back to School” video series.

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CLEANING DOVE Trash, debris removed from creek

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he Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation recently gathered near Harry Harris Park in Tavernier for a cleanup at Dove Creek. Volunteers borrowed kayaks from Florida Bay Outfitters or brought their own to participate. Over the course of 3 hours, some 2,000 pounds of trash and debris were removed, including a plastic chair, tractor tires and old fencing. To find out more and to join the next cleanup, visit www. myfwc.com and use the tab "get involved." — Weekly staff report

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1. After 3 hours, the cleanup crew gathered with their haul, including tractor tires and old fencing. 2. Cleanup organizer Andrea Pereyra, volunteer program biologist for the South Region, briefs the volunteers about conditions to watch out for. 3. Betty Siersma and Captain Anne Baxter, long-time locals, joined the cleanup to make a difference.

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4. Cortney Benson and Justin Hannel joined the kayak cleanup. “When we’re not working on cleaning the bottom of the ocean, we may be volunteering to clean it from the surface,” Benson said. 5. David Moschiano uses a grabber to pull an old beer can off the bottom of the creekbed. 6. Volunteers join the FWC on its clean up, focusing on trash found along the shoreline and mangroves.

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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

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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.

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

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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

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We are now hiring for the following positions:

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

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KEYS HISTORY & DISCOVERY CENTER PRESENTS

BEYOND THE

SUNSHINE: A TIMELINE OF FLORIDA’S PAST

Rick Baker, author, lawyer and former mayor of St. Petersburg

Dr. Travis W. Bennett, D.M.D. Implant and General Dentistry

DENTAL CARE YOU CAN

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Book-signing to follow. Members free; $10 for non-members. Snacks and cash bar available.

IMPLANT | COSMETIC | FAMILY DENTISTRY www.everyonelovesagentledentist.com

Key Largo Dentists, Dr. Travis Bennett and Dr. Sandy Brito are dedicated to quality dental care. At our beautiful offices we offer a wide array of dental procedures including CT scans, implant /gum surgery, implant prosthetics, full mouth restoration, same day in office crowns and bridges, fillings, orthodontics (braces and Invisalign), teeth whitening, smile makeovers and many other services. “No sell dentistry, state of art office with a staff that cares!”

Lessons learned from Florida’s past should help shape the decisions we make today. Baker, who served as mayor of one of the largest cities in the state of Florida, will touch on 12,000 years of Florida history in an entertaining, fast-paced and approachable manner. He will walk you through a timeline of the risk takers, entrepreneurs and dreamers who helped to shape a modern Florida. Learn how these latecomers were influenced by early native peoples, European exploration, wars, and the transformative economic, social, cultural, and technological changes that have shaped and continue to shape the future of the Sunshine State. You will leave with a more thorough knowledge of our beloved state we call home.

Dr. Sandy M. Brito, D.M.D. Family and General Dentistry

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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

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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!!

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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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RIVALRY RENEWED Canes best Marathon at home

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t was a rivalry renewed as the Marathon Dolphins traveled north to face the Coral Shores Hurricanes on Oct. 4 at Barley Stadium. In a tightly-contested game, the Canes bested the Dolphins, 1913. The Canes set the tone right from the opening kickoff with junior Zak Filpes taking it back for the score. Notable highlights for the Canes included a 50-yard touchdown run by running back Chris Cooper to push the lead to 13-7 in the second quarter, and a snap over the Marathon punter’s head, which put the Canes in scoring territory. Offensively, the Fins moved the ball effectively with the likes of Braylin Haymon and Brett Moore. The Canes’ defense stepped yp in the fourth quarter to secure the win. —Weekly staff report

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1. Marathon’s Michael Tate runs the ball upfield and is met by Canes linebacker Lucas Dennis and defensive lineman Jeronimo Reynoso-Heaton. DOUG FINGER/ Keys Weekly 2. Hurricanes defender Gage Dennis gestures to a referee as Marathon’s Michael Tate is upended during a run. 3. Marathon’s Brett Moore runs upfield to escape Hurricanes defender Ozain Martinez.

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4. Hurricanes defender Gage Dennis, at center, picks up the fumble after teammate Lucas Dennis, at right, knocked the ball loose against Marathon. At left is Marathon player Edian Hernandez.

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5. Hurricanes running back Chris Cooper and teammates celebrate his long touchdown run. 6. Hurricanes quarterback Brian Lesko looks down field to pass against Marathon.

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