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ou might have noticed the massive trailers around town towing some seriously pricey powerboats. In addition to the astronomical amount of money this sport costs, it also comes with a pretty high need for speed, very little fear and a lot of adrenaline. And then more money... So we asked our locals...

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There are 45 million borrowers who collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category - behind only mortgage debt - and higher than both credit cards and auto loans. Borrowers in the Class of 2017, on average, owe $28,650, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. Source: Forbes

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North Florida senator has filed a bill that, if passed, would nullify Key West’s ban on the sale of certain sunscreens that some say are harmful to the coral reef. Key West officials voted earlier this year to ban, within the city limits, the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are also the chemicals that dermatologists say make the most effective sunscreen.

Officials in Key West agreed to hold off implementing the ban until January 2021. Commissioner Greg Davila had opposed the ban, fearing unintended consequences, a statewide challenge and an act that would prevent local residents, who don’t go to the coral reef every day, from buying the most effective sunscreen for outdoor work. But earlier this week, Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) filed Senate Bill 172 that would eliminate a city’s authority to regulate over-the-counter

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drugs and cosmetics, including all sunscreens. Bradley’s bill already has a companion bill in the Florida House and on Monday was approved by the Senate’s Innovation, Industry and Technology Committee. “The city of Key West has adopted this ordinance with the stated reasoning of protecting the degradation of the coral reef,” Bradley told the committee. “The scientific community does not support this conclusion. From a safety standpoint for our citizens, we need to encourage them to use sunscreen, not discourage it. This is a strong message that Florida encourages sunscreen use to prevent melanoma. I think it’s the exact wrong thing that Key West did.” The same Florida Senate committee heard from Key West lobbyist Jason Unger as well as Deborah Foote from the Sierra Club, both of whom called for senators to oppose Bradley’s proposal, but Senate Bill 172 passed the committee and will face a vote by the full Senate when the Legislature convenes in January. Much of the statewide discussion is what Davila predicted back in February during the local sunscreen debate. “My problem is with the practicality of the law we’re trying to pass,” Davila said in February. “It’s hard to ban something on a municipal level. I wish it were a statewide ban. Plus, if there were going to be a legal challenge to this ban, I’d rather let Hawaii deal with the legal expense of defending it. There is still scientific ambiguity and I can’t support the ordinance as drafted. Frankly, I wish the state would take it up.” But given Bradley’s position, the state may not be taking it in the desired direction. Key West city commissioners were scheduled to meet for a regular meeting Wednesday evening, after the Keys Weekly press deadline, so it was unknown whether the sunscreen ban was mentioned during that meeting. Check KeysWeekly.com for City Commission updates.


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VAPING 101 SCHOOLS TACKLE STUDENT VAPING

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hey look like pens. Or jump drives. Or phone chargers. But then a student puts the device to their mouth. It’s a vape pen, commonly known as an electronic, or e-cigarette. They’re either rechargeable or disposable and they contain either nicotine or THC, the chemical found in marijuana, or, as the kids say, “the one that’ll stone ya.” School districts across the country, including Monroe County, are dealing with the quickly rising popularity of vaporizers or “vape pens” containing liquefied nicotine or THC, which is superheated when someone inhales through the device. The liquid becomes vapor, rather than smoke, that’s drawn into the lungs. Nicotine vaporizers were originally marketed to adults who wanted to stop inhaling the tar that burns in cigarettes and eliminate the smell of cigarette smoke from their person. But the creation of flavored liquid has made them more attractive to high school students. Most vapor is nearly odorless, which poses a greater challenge to school officials, who can’t immediately ascertain whether a student is inhaling nicotine or marijuana vapor. School district officials on Nov. 5 said they were unable to provide Keys Weekly with the number of vaping incidents that occurred in Keys schools. But a statewide database that tracks discipline incidents for every school in the state shows 38 tobacco incidents district-wide for 2018. According to the School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR) System Monroe County School District reported 38 incidents of tobacco use in 2018, but some schools have reported more incidents than others. For example, Coral Shores High School reported 23 tobacco

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violations to the state last year while Key West High School, where vaping is said to have “peaked” last year, reported only six tobacco incidents in 2018. Regardless of the specific numbers, concern over vaping is growing among teachers, parents, coaches, counselors, nurses and plenty of students. “Knock on wood, we saw a big spike last year, but it seems to have lessened a bit this year,” said Key West High School principal Amber Acevedo, who added that all incidents of vaping are referred to the school resource officer for testing to determine whether the vape pen contains marijuana or a tobacco product. “If a student has THC on campus, then that makes the vape pen drug paraphernalia and state statute, not school district policy, governs drug paraphernalia on school campuses. So our officer does the testing right away to figure out what we’re dealing with.” But in all cases, Acevedo said, school officials are working to ensure there’s a significant education and prevention element to help reduce vaping incidents on campus. Monroe County hasn’t done anything as extreme as the school in Alabama that removed the doors from bathroom stalls, or the one in Colorado that forfeited a volleyball match due to “widespread vaping” by the team, according to a Sept. 20 New York Times article by Julie Bosman entitled “At school, everyone vapes, and adults are in crisis mode” about the prevalence of vaping among high school students. In Monroe County, students found with THC vape pens were previously subjected to an automatic 10-day suspension. “But all that meant is that the students spent 10 days home on the couch or out on the streets, oftentimes vaping the entire time,” Acevedo said. “So we’ve re-

duced that district-wide, although possession of THC on campus by a repeat offender or by someone who’s selling it, could still result in a 10-day suspension. For other students, we’re really trying to insert an education and prevention element into the counseling each student receives when caught with either kind of vaping device.” Marathon High School took the prevention efforts a significant step further in recent weeks by temporarily installing two “medical inflatables” on campus for Red Ribbon Week, which aims to combat drug use and abuse. “We brought the giant brain and giant inflatable lung to campus with funding provided by the Monroe County Coalition,” said Christina Bellotti of Marathon High School. “The nurse and the EMT who came from Texas to conduct the program focused on the effects of vaping and did a great presentation for all sixth through ninth graders.” Sergeant Erik Mixon from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office also educated students about the dangers of vaping, which has caused lung inflammations that have sickened dozens of people who use vaping devices. At least eight people nationwide have died from those illnesses. “Health officials suspect that vaping-related illnesses and deaths are underreported, and that doctors have only recently begun to connect vaping to mysterious lung ailments,” states the Sept. 20 New York Times article. “And educators said they were beginning to grapple with the reality that a new generation of American teenagers, one that would be loath to pick up cigarettes, is now addicted to nicotine through vaping.” Monroe County schools, like thousands of others, are working to combat the new nicotine addiction, but only time will tell.

Thursday, Nov. 7 • Key West Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Truman Waterfront. • Lee Brice, 5:30 p.m. at Key West Theater. • Soiree benefiting the Boys and Girls Club, 6 to 9 p.m. at Petals & Vines, Key West. Nov. 8-10 • Thomas Arvid appearance at Key West Gallery. Friday, Nov. 8 • 6th annual SOS Casino Night Gala at 6 p.m. at Marriott Beachside, Key West. Saturday, Nov. 9 • First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run with 6 a.m. start time for half-marathon and 7 a.m. start for 4-mile run/ walk in Key Largo. • Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founders Park, Islamorada. • Men of Paradise fashion show for Samuels House, 11 a.m. at Marriott Beachside, Key West • Grimal Grove community day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cunningham Lane, Big Pine Key. Monday, Nov. 11 • Naval Air Station hosts parade at 5 p.m. on Duval Street, Key West. Wednesday, Nov. 13 • Wizards of Winter Holiday Rock Event for the Family, 8 p.m. at Key West Theater. Thursday, Nov. 14 • Veterans town hall meeting at 1 p.m. at Murray Nelson Government Center, Key Largo. • 60th annual Old Island Restoration Foundation Kick Off Party, 5 p.m. at The Oldest House & Garden, Key West. • Commissioner Sam Kaufman hosts community meeting, 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. at VFW, Key West. Friday, Nov. 15 Veterans town hall meeting at 10 a.m. at Harvey Government Center, Key West. Tuesday, Dec. 10 • 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., at Islander Resort, MM 82. To see Keyswide events, sign up for The Weekly’s e-mail at keysweekly.com.


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BILL BAHLKE and KEY WEST WRITERS GUILD The Key West Writers Guild educates, encourages and promotes literary excellence. Bill is the primary organizer of the Artisan Market “Author’s Nook,” has routinely brought in his works to read, and has offered excellent critique of the works of others.

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

HEROES AND HOOLIGANS

As another Veterans Day approaches on Monday, Nov. 11, I couldn’t type another word without thanking the amazing men and women of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. These folks spend months separated from family and friends, while living, working and risking their lives in some really uncomfortable places, where people tend to shoot at them. I was honored this week to spend a few hours at VFW Post #3911 in Key West, where Post Commander Mark Tobin was kind enough to assemble 10 or so local veterans for me to interview for our tribute to veterans on pages 24 and 25. I nearly spilled my drink all over one of my newest — and oldest — heroes when I met Sam Holmes, who at 95 years old, published a book and completed a months-long book tour. Holmes was also a circus historian, an amateur trapeze artist, a chief park ranger for the National Park Service and a newspaperman. The surprises kept coming when I moved to the next table and met “Colonel Bill” Nowadnick and his lovely wife, Anna Maria. At 98, Colonel Bill proudly declared, “I’m the oldest guy around here, and I don’t plant to stop for another 10 years.” Both of these gentlemen served in the Pacific Theater of World War II. “The Greatest Generation” indeed. And finally, I have to say, thank you, Key West. You never disappoint.

Of course, you do, at times, baffle, annoy and leave me speechless, but you rarely disappoint. And the criminal stupidity that occurred during last week’s fantastical festivities proved my point. A quick scroll last week through the mug shots on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office website (keysso.net for anyone still unfamiliar with this online gem) confirmed for me, yet again, that the folks trying mightily to kick out the bulletproof divider in the back seats of police cruisers aren’t typically Rhodes scholars. And now may be a good place to mention that not only are our criminals not so bright, they’re also not always an attractive bunch come 4:47 a.m. Body paint, glitter and sweat seem to combine in some sort of colorful and shiny paste. And it certainly doesn’t help that some of our most loyal returning visitors who’ve been coming for decades to Fantasy Fest, are also aging, which, and perhaps more importantly, means that gravity’s winning. It’s not pretty. You folks either have the confidence and positive body image to show it all off — or the brazen and hedonistic exhibitionism of a 72-year-old stripper. Either way, maybe it’s time to consider a little more coverage next year. In the meantime, have a great week, Key West, and we’ll see you Monday at the Veterans Day parade.


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Listing Office

List Price

Sold Price

The Firm Realty Group Ocean Sotheby's International 10/31/2019 American Caribbean Real Estate Outside Of MLS - FKBR 11/1/2019 Coldwell Banker Schmitt LoKation Real Estate 11/1/2019 Century 21 Island Life KeyIsle Realty 11/1/2019 Barbara Eads Realty Star Properties 10/30/2019 Ocean Sotheby's International Ocean Sotheby's International 10/31/2019 Ocean Sotheby's International Coldwell Banker Schmitt RE Co. Lower Keys 10/30/2019 Office RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate Barbara Eads Realty 11/1/2019 American Caribbean Real Estate - Key Largo Outside Of MLS 11/1/2019 Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.Blue 9 Realty, Inc. 10/31/2019 RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate 11/5/2019

$ 2,299,990.00 $ 1,299,000.00 $ 329,000.00 $ 379,000.00 $ 189,000.00 $ 419,000.00 $ 1,099,000.00 $ 100,000.00 $ 629,000.00 $ 335,000.00 $ 699,000.00

$ 2,075,000.00 $ 1,185,000.00 $ 312,000.00 $ 368,000.00 $ 172,500.00 $ 395,000.00 $ 1,000,000.00 $ 80,000.00 $ 575,000.00 $ 335,000.00 $ 654,000.00

6 16 1105 724 325 158 181

North Dr North Dr Calder Sharon Calusa St, #64 2nd Ct Lorelane Buttonwood Shores 114 Ocean Shores 110 Indian Ave 103 Ivanhoe

1978 Single Fam 1971 Single Fam

4 3

2006 2011 2019 2011

Single Fam Mobile Hom Single Fam Single Fam

3 1 3 4

2008 Single Fam 1988 Single Fam 1972 Mobile Hom

BHHS Freewheeler Realty Anchor Realty BHHS Freewheeler Realty BHHS Freewheeler Realty Century 21 Island Life

BHHS Freewheeler Realty Barbara Eads Realty Conway Realty Corp Outside Of MLS Coldwell Banker Schmitt

11/1/2019 11/5/2019 11/1/2019 11/1/2019 10/29/2019

$ 998,000.00 $ 999,999.00 $ 589,000.00 $ 229,000.00 $ 1,650,000.00

$ 965,000.00 $ 930,000.00 $ 543,000.00 $ 223,500.00 $ 1,650,000.00

194 206 264 40 152

1966 1990 2017 1974 1997

American Caribbean Real Estate Coldwell Banker Schmitt

Outside Of MLS LoKation Real Estate

11/4/2019 $ 1,175,000.00 10/31/2019 $ 2,099,000.00

$ 1,000,000.00 $ 1,830,500.00

113 Porto Vista 427 Palm Dr

Coldwell Banker Schmitt Century 21 Island Life BHHS Keys Real Estate Key Colony Beach Realty Coldwell Banker Schmitt Coldwell Banker Schmitt Florida Keys Real Estate Group Marketwise Realty, Inc. Coldwell Banker Schmitt Coldwell Banker Schmitt RE/MAX All Keys RE/MAX Keys To The Key

Real Living Cypress Realty Century 21 Island Life Coldwell Banker Schmitt Coldwell Banker Schmitt Coco Plum Real Estate Coldwell Banker Schmitt Outside Of MLS BHHS Keys Real Estate Coldwell Banker Schmitt Coldwell Banker Schmitt Island Breeze Realty, LLC Sunrise FL Keys Realty

10/31/2019 11/1/2019 11/5/2019 11/1/2019 11/4/2019 11/1/2019 11/4/2019 10/31/2019 11/1/2019 11/5/2019 11/5/2019 10/31/2019

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

LoKation Real Estate BHHS Keys Real Estate BHHS Keys Real Estate

Century 21 Island Life BPK BHHS Keys Real Estate Outside Of MLS

10/30/2019 $ 425,000.00 11/1/2019 $ 115,000.00 11/6/2019 $ 2,800,000.00

$ 439,000.00 $ 99,000.00 $ 2,400,000.00

Coldwell Banker Schmitt

Coldwell Banker Schmitt

10/30/2019 $

525,000.00

$

525,000.00

BHHS Keys Real Estate

BHHS Keys Real Estate

10/30/2019 $

597,000.00

$

581,000.00

Coldwell Banker Schmitt

Keller Williams KW Compass

11/4/2019 $

559,000.00

$

530,000.00

Waterfront Keys Realty Inc. KeyIsle Realty BHHS Keys Real Estate BHHS Keys Real Estate

Waterfront Keys Realty Inc. KeyIsle Realty BHHS Knight & Gardner Realty Coldwell Banker Schmitt

$ 289,000.00 $ 497,000.00 $ 1,075,000.00 $ 899,000.00

$ $ $ $

278,750.00 490,000.00 985,000.00 850,000.00

$

570,000.00

Key Largo

Plantation Key

Lower Matecumbe Key Marathon

Big Pine Key

Little Torch Key Ramrod Key

Summerland Key Cudjoe Key

Saddlebunch Key

Selling Office

Sold Date

10/31/2019 11/1/2019 11/4/2019 11/5/2019

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

614,900.00 145,000.00 437,000.00 679,000.00 968,000.00 295,000.00 449,000.00 899,900.00 399,000.00 539,000.00 340,000.00 575,000.00

4 3 3

Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes

105.5 105.5 103 102 101.5 101.5 100 100 99.5 93 93

Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam Condo Single Fam

3 3 3 2 3

Yes Yes No No Yes

90.5 90.5 90 88.5 86

1986 Single Fam 1962 Single Fam

3 3

Yes Yes

74.5 74

2007 2001 1989 1996 1955 1957 1958 1999 1987 1982 1974 1996

Single Fam

3

Condo Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam Commercial Condo Condo Single Fam

2 3 3 3 2 3 0 3 2 4

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes

59.5 54.5 53.5 53 53 52 52 51 50 50 50 49.5 31 31 30.5

1989 Single Fam

3

Yes

28.5

27331 Indies

1984 Single Fam

2

Yes

27.5

646 Shore

1981 Single Fam

3

No

25

1987 1972 1983 1992

2 3 3 3

Yes Yes Yes Yes

23 23 21 21

2018 Single Fam

3

Yes

15

$ 875,000.00 43 & 45 Cannon Royal $ 1,500,000.00 48 Cannon Royal

1995 Single Fam

4

Yes Yes

11 11

789,000.00

$

789,000.00

2018 Single Fam

3

Yes

10

640,000.00 369,000.00 395,000.00 495,000.00 1,190,000.00 4,999,000.00 889,000.00 587,000.00 1,170,000.00 1,549,000.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

620,000.00 350,000.00 385,000.00 495,000.00 1,120,000.00 4,999,000.00 850,000.00 505,000.00 1,170,000.00 1,425,000.00

1970 1991 2000 1984 1990 1933 1938 1938 1948 1928

4 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 2 3

No No No Yes No No No No No No

4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

575,000.00

Coldwell Banker Schmitt Coldwell Banker Schmitt

11/1/2019 $ 875,000.00 11/5/2019 $ 1,599,000.00

Coastal Collection

Robert Slack LLC

10/30/2019 $

Keller Williams KW Compass Key West Vacation Prop & Realty Keller Williams KW Compass Keller Williams KW Compass Equestrian Sotheby International Truman & Co. Ocean Sotheby's International Keller Williams KW Compass Preferred Properties Truman & Co.

BHHS Knight & Gardner Realty Key West Vacation Prop & Realty Key West Properties BHHS Knight & Gardner Realty Coastal Collection Truman & Co. Ocean Sotheby's International Coastal Collection Preferred Properties Keller Williams KW Compass

10/30/2019 10/31/2019 10/31/2019 11/4/2019 11/6/2019 10/31/2019 11/1/2019 11/1/2019 11/4/2019 11/6/2019

190 4th Street 30936 Nathalie 30695 Winifred

Tot Beds Wtrfrnt MM

4

Coldwell Banker Schmitt Key West Luxury Real Estate

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Blue Isle Blvd I Ave, #26 Overseas Hwy, #21 5th Avenue Gulf 5th Avenue Ocean 96th Street 97th Street Ocean 75th Street Overseas Hwy, #23 Anglers Dr, #304 Anglers Dr, #205 Ocean Trc

Style

No No Yes

11/1/2019 $

Key West

Plantation Ave Johnny Bougainvillea High Point Rd, D202 Palo De Oro

Yr Blt

2

Coldwell Banker Schmitt

Big Coppitt Key

11 100 12690 10991 11275 835 421 926 5800 227 389 5305

Street Name

1985 Single Fam Lots 1968 Single Fam

Century 21 Island Life

Shark Key

615,000.00 130,000.00 427,000.00 665,000.00 950,000.00 280,000.00 425,000.00 850,000.00 390,000.00 500,000.00 329,000.00 550,000.00

Street #

430 & Lot 23 Barry Ave

701 22903 20736 20909

Spanish Main Dr, #116 Jolly Roger 5th Ave 5th Ave

17 Circle Dr, B

11 Ventana 3612 3930 3655 1901 1213 1017 1119 1211 1122 729

Northside Dr 3930 Roosevelt, S214 Seaside Dr, #129 Roosevelt Blvd, 104N Washington Southard Catherine Knowles Von Phister Love Ln

Mobile Hom Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam

Single Fam Condo Condo Condo Single Fam Single Fam Duplex Single Fam Single Fam Single Fam

Based on information found in the Key West Association of Realtors® MLS from October 30th to November 6th, 2019.

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SEEN AROUND TOWN

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3. Organic produce farmers find a captive audience at Community Day, where representatives from the Townsend Family Farms shared their organic bounty.

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he College of the Florida Keys hosted its annual Community Day on Nov. 2 at the Key West campus. More than 50 vendor and information booths offered demonstrations and giveaways in the courtyard of the college, which also showed off many of the ongoing projects in its various departments, including the nursing department, the alternative energy program, law enforcement, the culinary program and diving curriculum. The event was free and open to the public, offering businesses, nonprofits and the college itself a chance to highlight products, programs and services. Local performance groups entertained the crowds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and kids enjoyed touch tanks at the Key West Aquarium and SeaCamp booth as well as tumbling equipment, bounce houses and other activities. — Weekly staff report

4. Key West Weekly owner Britt Myers helps a young hoopster perfect her jump shot during Community Day at the College of the Florida Keys. 5. The crew from Key West’s Southernmost VFW Post 3911 hands out the traditional red poppies at Community Day while selling T-shirts and promoting their programs for veterans. 6. The Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority booth highlights the Florida Keys’ drinking water by offering free snocones to the hot crowds. 7. Patrick Rice, chief science and research officer at the College of the Florida Keys, mans an alternative-energy booth that included a prototype of an underwater turbine that could be used to generate electricity from the moving water of the ocean’s Gulf Stream current. 8. Dee Lucas, owner of Living Towers, sets up a demonstration of its vertical tower gardens that use recycled water and enable people to grow fruits and vegetables inside their homes or on balconies.

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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

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RODRICK COX: A FAMILIAR FACE IN NEW, IMPROVED BOAT RACES

MANDY MILES

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Name? Rodrick Cox Title and role? Managing director of Race World Offshore and owner of Cox Group, an advertising, marketing and public relations company based in North Carolina. How long have you been involved with powerboat racing? Since 2002. How did that happen? When I started Cox Group advertising and marketing firm, I started out with one customer — Citgo Petroleum. We had started with NASCAR, but in 2002, Citgo sponsored a powerboat and as my company grew, the sponsors of powerboats were my clients. Any particular sponsors that might be familiar to Key West race fans? Citgo, Bud Select, Bacardi Silver and Drambuie on Ice — those are some really big-name boats that the race crowds in Key West will always remember. When did Race World Offshore start? Larry Bleil started RWO about a year and a half ago. This is RWO’s first time producing the Key West races, but where else has the RWO group held races? Last year we raced in Dunkirk, New York and Mentor, Ohio.

POWERING THROUGH KEY WEST Rodrick Cox is a managing director of Race World Offshore, the organization that took over this year’s production of Key West’s offshore powerboat races. The event that churns for three days of racing just outside Key West Harbor brings tens of thousands of racing teams, supporters and spectators to the island each November. BRITT MYERS/Keys Weekly

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How do those places compare to Key West? Key West is the pinnacle of powerboat racing. These races this week are definitely the premier event in powerboat racing all over the country. Why do you think that is? Well, aside from the weather, Key West is the second-oldest boat-racing site in the United States. People have been bringing boats down here to race since, probably, 1902. How many boats are here for this year’s race? I think we’re at 30 boats in six classes. What’s typically the most popular class of powerboats? A lot of people enjoy and recognize the Super Cat classes. They’re the most famous and infamous. And that’s the class that all the old-time heroes have been in. How fast do the Super Cats go? They’ll typically run around 140. Miles per hour?! Yes, ma’am. Surely those are the fastest, no? No, actually, we have three extreme boats

that’ll run around 160 mph, but there’s not too many in that class this year. Any other personal favorite race classes that you’d recommend for spectators this week? I think the other great racing class is the Super Stock class. They’re smaller catamarans than the Super Cats and the Extreme boats, but they’re a blast to watch, running about 107 mph. We know you guys launched this week of racing on Wednesday, Nov. 6. But what race days remain this week? Race days are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Is there only one winner announced on Sunday, or are there additional opportunities to win in each class? We’ve decided to name a winner in each class on each day of racing, so the winners of Wednesday’s races earned the title of Truman Waterfront Cup Winner. The winners of Friday’s races will be the Southernmost Continental Champions and the winners of Sunday’s final races will be the World Champions. As new producers of this event, you guys also have some new activities planned. Tell us about some of those. We have 40 vendors set up down here each day at the Race Village. Plus, we’ve really elevated the VIP packages this year to provide a more exclusive experience for race fans. On Saturday, for the first time, we’re doing a Build a Boat contest using only duct tape and plywood, which should be a lot of fun. And the concert? Yes, the concert. We worked with Rams Head Productions, which manages the amphitheater down here at Truman Waterfront, and were able to get country music superstar Lee Brice to do a concert down here tonight (Thursday, Nov. 7). Nick Norman, a hugely talented Key West musician, will open for him. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. It should be a really great time. Finally, what does Race World Offshore “bring to the table” to ensure that Key West’s powerboat races continue to be a powerful draw for our tourism-dependent economy? Although Race World Offshore is a new name when it comes to producing the races, all the people involved, including myself, president Larry Bleil, plus all the safety crews and so many other people, we’ve all been around the Key West powerboat races for decades. So we’re bringing all the knowledge and experience we’ve collected for years to produce the best possible event in and for Key West.


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MUSIC

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RACE Y R T N U CO LEE BRICE, NICK NORMAN ROCK BOAT RACES he night after the first powerboats churn through Key West Harbor to kick off this year’s races, country music singer Lee Brice will rock the Coffee Butler Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront on Thursday, Nov. 7. Special Key West guest Nick Norman will open the show for Brice. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are available at keywestconcertseries.com. Lee Brice has achieved gold and platinum status on every album and single he’s released, with “A Woman Like You” reaching double-platinum. Brice also has collected more than 2 billion spins on Pandora, placing him among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on the streaming service. Brice is a Grammy Award nominee, a Country Music Award nominee and a double Academy of Country Music award winner. His five No. 1 radio singles include, “A Woman Like You,” “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” and “Drinking Class.” He has performed on national television, while other singers – including Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney – others have recorded Brice’s songs.

“When one digs into his new, self-titled album, ‘Lee Brice,’ with its thick grooves, squalling guitars, tumbling drums, sheets of steamy organ and wide open vocals, the two-time Song of the Year nominee takes listeners to church, school, home and out on a Saturday night,” said Brice’s representatives. “For a man known for raucous live shows and contemplative songs, there’s a whole lot of gospel driving his fourth album,” Brice’s team said. “Beyond the hell-raising and church-leaning, there’s a real man who works hard to support his family by driving everything about who he is and what he does into his work. It doesn’t fit into music business clichés, but it’s the bottom line for the rugged songwriter/guitarist.“ “I’ve tried to walk a fine line between the commercial and the things that are tangible,” said Brice. “I’m on the road 200 days a year, trying to write songs when I’m in town. But I also want to make a life: I have a wife, a baby, two little boys and a home. That’s important to me. So when I’m home, I work harder and dig deeper into living. You know, you have to live so you have something to work from and write about.” Key West’s own Nick Norman, who grew up with Brice, will take the stage first as special guest. Norman, whose name is now synonymous with the Key West music scene, grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, and acquired his own passion for music as a child. His father played guitar and his mother encouraged him to write, while the Baptist Church exposed him to the power of the choir.

“It was how I first learned that you can truly make people feel what you feel, by believing in what you are singing. They sang from their hearts and that is something I believe that cannot be faked,” Norman said. As he grew up, Norman was surrounded by the sounds of South Carolina’s emerging musicians of the time, such as Edwin McCain and Hootie and the Blowfish. He was also drawing from the styles of legendary artists including Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Inspired by an eclectic array of influences, Norman created a sound all his own that he’ll share on the stage Thursday evening at the Coffee Butler Key West Amphitheater. The concert will include a range of food vendors, drinks and captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico from the top of the lawn. With a grassy, sloped, general admission lawn, intimate reserved seats, and a one-of-a-kind panoramic backdrop, the Coffee Butler Key West Amphitheater provides the perfect entertainment space for all music fans. — Contributed

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VETERANS DAY

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TOP DOC Former Navy doctor trades scrubs for scuba

SARA MATTHIS

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he’s a tiny package of power. Diane Lundy probably breaks 5 feet by a smidge, but this tanned and tidy woman has a wealth of experiences. For 26 years, she was a doctor in the U.S. Navy. Now, she basks in the anonymity at the Looe Key Dive Center. But, she agreed to this interview hoping to persuade more women to consider a career in the armed services. And, what was the best part of her career? “I got to treat the ‘Greatest Generation,’” she said of World War II veterans. “It was a privilege to serve them.” Lundy was born in Michigan and raised “all over the place” as she and her mom hopped from port to port with her father, an enlisted Navy man. Lundy said her father distinguished himself in the military and it was a natural choice to follow in his footsteps. Her practice spanned from family medicine to flight surgery to ophthalmology. That middle part was a thrilling time. At one point she was deployed as the only woman in a group of 500 marines of a helicopter squadron. It was her job to keep them “up,” or flying. “Pilots have to get a physical every year to be qualified to fly.

And if they got sick, it was my job to decide if they were still safe to fly. There was a constant tension between keeping them ‘up’ — because all they want to do is fly — and doing the right thing for them medically.” As part of her military medical training, she was required to do things private practice doctors would never consider part of the job. She said she learned how to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and how to rappel down a cliff face, and how to keep her composure dangling from a SPIE rig underneath a helicopter. “We had to do some flight training. There’s this one move called an autorotation on a helicopter, which is how you land without engine power. You come down and slide across the ground. That was pretty thrilling,” she said with nonchalance. Lundy joined in 1980. The Navy agreed to put her through medical school in return for seven years of service. She ended up adding some more years to her contract by seeking out even more specialized training as an ophthalmologist. The majority of her career was spent on base in San Diego, California and she said she was fortunate enough to spend her married life on bases

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ENVIRONMENT

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BIG PINE GETS BURNED

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IAN WILSON

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he U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) conducted a 115-acre controlled burn on Big Pine Key near the Blue Hole on Monday, Oct. 28. I had the opportunity to entrench myself with the crews as they implemented the highly planned operation. Wildland firefighters from all over the Southeast came to the Keys to help the USFWS with the burn. Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service, Florida Forest Service, Everglades National Park and local emergency services all were present. “We are very happy with the outcome here today,´ said Greg Suszek, the assigned “Burn Boss” from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “The burn went very well and we met the objectives we were looking for. This unit took a lot of planning and preparation to get accomplished. I’m happy it’s finally completed.” Over the last two years, I have had the opportunity to work alongside fire managers across South Florida. During that time I’ve learned that prescribed fire is necessary here in South Florida. Without it, areas such as the one surrounding the Blue Hole on Big Pine Key would ultimately lose their integrity and become an entirely different ecosystem. That was very much one of the reasons this recent burn was implemented on Big Pine, but it wasn’t the only reason. Wildfires are becoming more common across this country and despite our relentless humidity, South Florida is not immune to them. A wildfire on Big Pine burned 72 acres and a home over a week-long period in April 2018.

Mother Nature ultimately helped stop that inferno by dumping 1.7 inches of rain to the area. But such fires demonstrate the need for specialists to remove the items that fuel such a fire — grass, brush and flammable debris that build up over time. Reducing the natural fuel buildup through controlled burns in designated areas significantly reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfires that can result from a cigarette tossed carelessly — and illegally — from a car window. “I want to remind everyone of the why,” Jon Wallace, a fire manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said during the morning operational briefing on Oct. 28. “Why are we here? We are here to reduce the fuel loading in these areas. By reducing the fuel, we can help protect the community of Big Pine Key and protect the residents that live in these areas from the impacts of wildfires.” Part of the USFWS mission is to prevent wildfires from impacting communities while supporting the ecosystems that depend on such prescribed fires. This one helped support the health of the Big Pine Key ecosystems and will reduce the risk of wildfires in the future. As I worked my way around the burn and chatted with the firefighters, I learned that they prefer to work under the conditions they choose. Prescribed fire helps them do that and allows them to watch and mitigate the burn as it’s happening. It’s often difficult to see the immediate benefit of fire, as one looks as the decimated, ash-covered woodlands, but come back in a month or two and the signs will be obvious: Newly sprouted grass and flowers will dot the landscape, and life will continue as it always has. The look and optimism of these rejuvenated landscapes have opened my eyes to the benefits of the work these men and women do, and to how much our local landscapes crave and depend upon this otherwise naturally occurring fiery phenomenon.

5 1. Key Deer Boulevard is full of action this day with residents and curious tourists driving down the road to get a look at the roadside fire. IAN WILSON-NAVARRO/Keys Weekly 2. Cody-Marie Miller, a wildland firefighter with The Nature Conservancy, uses a drip torch to ignite patches of brush along the roadside. Drip torches are one of the many tools that fire managers can use on the fireline to help with controlled ignitions. 3. This is one of the first prescribed burns in South Florida that used drone technologies. Fire managers are experimenting with drones for fire operations as a way to help survey the burn as it’s happening as well as using them for aerial ignitions. 4. Fire burns throughout the pine rockland habitat on Big Pine Key on Oct. 28. The fire will provide many benefits to this ecosystem that will allow it to flourish. Many of the dead trees shown in the frame could have become fuel for future wildfires if left untouched. 5. A Florida box turtle walks unscathed past the smoldering remains of the fire it had just managed to escape. As I walked through the burn area I stumbled across this little turtle happily swimming in a small pond that had been previously hidden by the cover of the forest. It was a welcome sight and I couldn’t help but wonder if this turtle had been through a fire before.


COMMUNITY NEWS

KEY WEST WEEKLY / NOVEMBER 7, 2019 TIFFANY DUONG

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ALTERNATIVES FOR VETERANS GROUPS, NON-PROFITS OFFER CAMARADERIE, OPPORTUNITIES

long as their homes are homesteaded properties. For vets 65+ years old with a combat-related disability, the percentage of service-connectedness of the wound is the percentage off available for property taxes. The county can write letters of support to the property appraiser’s office on behalf of veterans to secure tax exemptions and discounts.

The Monroe Marauders are based in Marathon and restore historic military vehicles for use in parades and celebrations. CONTRIBUTED

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ohn Donnelly of the Upper Keys VFW is thankful for the outpouring of support for veterans throughout the Keys. He said, “The collective goodness of the citizens living in the Florida Keys is beyond reproach. Having been around the block, I’ve never witnessed such love and respect shown to our veterans.” Several different services are available to help bring vets together — whether local or visiting — and to make their lives easier. The Weekly is pleased to highlight some of these alternative services that are available throughout the Keys, ranging from fishing trips to free gym memberships to cash rebates on homes. MONROE MARAUDERS (MILITARY HISTORY APPRECIATION) The Monroe Marauders honors veterans by restoring, preserving and maintaining historic military vehicles. The vehicles are used for parades, funerals, celebrations and many other significant events throughout the county. The group acts as ambassadors about the vehicles’ history and important military events. Vets are welcome to come help restore, drive and otherwise participate. For more info, call 305731-6040 or email Monroemarauders@gmail.com. COUNTY AND STATE PARKS (FREE & DISCOUNTED ADMISSION) Florida State Parks will give a 25% discount on annual passes to

all state parks for honorably discharged vets. Veterans with serviceconnected disabilities and their spouses or surviving spouses get a free lifetime pass. County and municipal parks offer free or reduced entrance fees to current military members, honorably discharged or disabled veterans and their spouses. MONROE COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS (SOCIAL & SUPPORT SERVICES) The county has a variety of services available to help vets. Stop into the office and register in Key Largo (102050 Overseas Highway, Suite 208, Phone: 305-453-8777) or Key West (1200 Truman Avenue, Suite 204, Phone: 305-295-5150). More info at www.monroecounty-fl.gov, search “Veterans Affairs.” • Veterans compensation: The county provides help with claims for service-connected disabilities, non-service-connected pensions, allowances, survivor benefits, education benefits, home loans, insurance claims, and even bill disputes (with the VA and outside vendors). • Veterans discounts: The county tax collector will waive the fee to have the “veteran” designation added to drivers licenses. This will allow vets to collect more easily on discounts available at local stores and restaurants. • Disabled veterans get a $5,000 discount off their assessed home value. And 100% permanent disabled and service-connected veterans do not pay property taxes as

HOMES FOR HEROES (HOMEOWNERSHIP REBATES) This program, started after 9/11, gives a cash rebate to veterans after a real estate transaction. It’s a great way for vets to save money when buying or selling a house in the Keys. More info at www.homesforheroes.com. Email April Struhs at aprilstruhs@cbschmitt.com. MILITARY GOLD SPORTSMAN’S LICENSE (HUNTING, FISHING LICENSE) FWC offers the Military Gold Sportsman’s License to active duty and retired members of the US Armed Forces, Armed Forces reserves, the National Guard, the Coast Guard, and the Coast Guard Reserves stationed in Florida or claiming Florida as their primary residence. This reduces the annual license for a $100 Gold Sportsman’s License to $20. Visit myfwc.com and search “military gold.” THE MILITARY WALLET (FREE MEALS FOR VETS) Many restaurants and companies on the mainland thank veterans each year by offering them discounts or a free meal. You can find a listing of pre-Veterans Day, Veteran’s Day and Post-Veteran’s Day discounts online at themilitarywallet.com. FISH WITH A HERO (FISHING TRIPS) Every year, the nonprofit brings wounded and disabled Vets from around the country to the Keys for world-class fishing. To get involved or volunteer, email Captain Mark Gibson at mgibson@fishwithahero. com.

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A DIFFERENT ERA KEY WEST HISTORY

President Harry Truman and First Lady Bess Truman. WIKIMEDIA.ORG

BRAD BERTELLI

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n Nov. 8, 1951, President Truman came to Key West for a working vacation. Presidential visits were a little different back in those days. For instance, on more than one occasion, Islamorada’s Fern Butters sent her husband to Key West with the mission of hand-delivering one of her famous Key lime pies. The pie, placed on the bench seat of Ed’s truck, was driven to the Little White House and delivered to President Truman. Years later, President Eisenhower would be given the same treatment and receive his own hand-delivered pie. These days, it would be impossible to drive up, knock on the front door, and offer a complimentary pie, Key lime or otherwise. What has also largely been lost to modernity is the handwritten thank-you note. In response to the pie delivered to President Truman, Bess Truman sent a note to Fern back in Islamorada. It read: “Dear Mrs. Butters, You were very kind to send us this beautiful and delicious pie. This variety is a great treat to us mid-westerners. We deeply appreciate your generous thought of us. We are hoping to drop in someday soon for lunch—Sincerely, Bess W. Truman” Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.


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SEEN AROUND TOWN

KEY WEST WEEKLY / NOVEMBER 7, 2019

SENDING ‘SPLINTER’ HOME

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n expectant crowd filled Higgs Beach on Nov. 1 to await the arrival of the Turtle Ambulance from Marathon’s Turtle Hospital. Crews from the hospital carefully unloaded a large fiberglass tub containing Splinter, a 150-pound green sea turtle that was rescued in Key Largo on Sept. 7 by a boater who noticed the turtle had been shot with a 3-foot spear and was entangled with heavy line and still impaled by the spear. Officers Jorge Larios and Michael Jansen from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrived on the scene and took the turtle to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, where turtle rehabilitation specialist Olivia Carlile from The Turtle Hos-

2 pital met them and took the turtle back to Marathon for treatment. Veterinarian Dr. Doug Mader performed emergency surgery to remove the spear and the Turtle Hospital team embarked on a treatment and rehabilitation regime that allowed the turtle they had named Splinter to make a full recovery. Splinter was released back to her ocean home as the camera-toting crowd jostled for position to bid the turtle farewell. Godspeed, Splinter. A $25,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for spearing the endangered and protected sea turtle. — ­ Weekly staff report

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1. Local schoolchildren huddle around Splinter the green sea turtle on Nov. 1 at Higgs Beach in Key West before the turtle returned to her ocean home. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly

2. Turtle Hospital Manager Bette Zirkelbach, hospital founder Richie Moretti and other workers and volunteers heft the 150-pound green sea turtle known as Splinter toward the water’s edge before sending her back to her saltwater home on Nov. 1.

3. Turtle Hospital Manager Bette Zirkelbach ensures that Splinter the sea turtle is familiar with her surroundings, before sending her back to her ocean home the morning of Nov. 1 at Higgs Beach in Key West.

4. With an enthusiastic crowd to encourage her, Splinter the sea turtle returns on Nov. 1 to her familiar ocean home, having made a full recovery after being shot with a 3-foot spear.


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HONORING VETERANS

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WAR AND PEA MANDY MILES

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In advance of this year’s Veterans Day, Keys Weekly wishes to offer our heartfelt appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who defend this country and protect its people. For that, we thank you.

COLONEL BILL NOWADNICK U.S. MARINE CORPS, 1942-1973

“I’m the oldest around here,” Colonel Bill Nowadnick, a proud pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps, announced Tuesday night while eating hot wings at the Southernmost VFW Post 3911. Nowadnick is 98 years old and can still describe most of his 31 years on active duty as if he’s still in the South Pacific, Korea or Vietnam. He joined the Marines in 1942 and ended up in the Solomon Islands, the Marianas and Guam. “I was a Marine Corps fighter pilot, although we didn’t have call signs back then,” he said. “At one point in the 1970s, I was commanding officer of Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point in North Carolina. I sent one of my squadrons to train in Key West and I went with them. That’s when I fell in love with Key West.” “I’m not stopping for another 10 years,” Colonel Bill announced with the certainty of a U.S. Marine.

PFC SAM HOLMES U.S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II 1942-1946

Sam Holmes had just started at Yale University in the 1940s. The United States had just entered the Second World War following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Holmes knew he didn’t belong in a college classroom — at least not until the war was won. So the scholarly Connecticut native became part of the 544th Field Artillery Battalion, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. “A guy named Jim Page and I were in charge of a 40-mm gun whose shells weighed about 150 pounds each,” the dapper Holmes recalled Tuesday evening. “Jim and I had to carry the shell to the gun and we fired into the mountains of the Philippines to which the Japanese had fled at the time.”

Honorably discharged in March 1946, Holmes’ post-war life involved a successful career in newspapers. He also was chief of park rangers for the National Park Service, an amateur trapeze artist and circus historian who loves elephants. Holmes also wrote and published a book at the age of 95 for young readers called, “So Long, Big Duck.”


HONORING VETERANS

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ACE DAN DEDEO U.S. NAVY 1968-2005

MAJ. MARK TOBIN U.S. MARINE CORPS (RETIRED), 1985-2010

“I was stationed in Key West from 1997 to 2000, and this is where I met my wife. I was in Iraq in 2003 and Afghanistan in 2004. I left for Afghanistan when my daughter was only a month old in 2004.” Tobin held up a photo Tuesday night that showed him in uniform in 2004, kissing his tiny baby girl goodbye before his deployment to Afghanistan. Talk about, “Good to be home….”

“I couldn’t pass the chief’s test,” Dan Dedeo said, laughing with friends Tuesday at the VFW. But that didn’t stop him from working as a Russian linguist for the National Security Agency and “several other overseas assignments that are probably still classified, so we won’t talk about those.” Dedeo’s career spanned Fort Devins, Fort Worth, Rhoda, Spain, the Presidio in Monterey, California and finally the Joint Interagency Task Force–South in Key West.

JIM “DAGWOOD” SCHOLL U.S. NAVY 1979-2006

Before Jim Scholl was known locally as Key West’s former city manager, he had already wrapped up an impressive career as a Navy fighter pilot and commanding officer at Naval Air Station Key West. Scholl also completed a total of six aircraft carrier deployments and served in Desert Storm. “I spent a total of five years at sea aboard a carrier,” he said. “But my big claim to fame is that I graduated from Top Gun three years before the movie came out.”

KEN THOMPSON U.S. NAVY, 1982-2015 “I was in aviation maintenance management and logistics. I worked my way up to master chief and then got commissioned as an officer.”

JERRY HUGHES U.S. ARMY, VIETNAM 1969-1970

MASTER SGT. JAMES E. LAMBERSON JR. U.S. AIR FORCE (RETIRED) 1973-1996

“I was in Desert Storm and was in the Air Force security police. I also served in Thailand at the end of Vietnam, and there are still some places I still don’t talk about.” Lamberson was born and raised in Key West, which is one place he’s happy to discuss.

ED WALTERS U.S. ARMY, 1ST LIEUTENANT 1967-1968

“I was in infantry and civil affairs. I was part of the 1st Air Cavalry and was in Vietnam for 1967 and ’68 with Americal Division. I also held the position of Civil Affairs Executive and Commanding Officer.

“It’s good to be home. I was in the 196th Light Infantry Brigade and was an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam. I spent two years on active duty and 13 years in the Army reserves. I got out as a major and have lived in Key West the past 20 years.” Hughes serves on the Key West Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and was instrumental in establishing the Vietnam Living Memorial at Key West’s Veterans Memorial Garden in Bayview Park.

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RESTORATION BLUEPRINT 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:

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting will take place Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Islander Resort, 82100 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada. Members will discuss NOAA’s proposed changes to the sanctuary’s boundaries, marine zones, regulations and management plan. Public oral and written comment on the Restoration Blueprint will be accepted at the meeting. Meetings are streamed live on YouTube.

As expected, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Restoration Blueprint is encountering enormous pushback from all sectors and user groups throughout the Florida Keys. This latest iteration does not take into account decision making of the working groups developed early in the process to address the proposed rules and regulations of the original plan. That plan was derailed in 2015-16 by the reassignment of the top three management officials as a result of an Inspector General’s investigation and subsequent Sanctuary internal investigation, the details of which have never been released. Closing areas and limiting access fails to address the three major issues facing the health and well-being of the Sanctuary. Water quality, law enforcement and education need to be adequately assessed, and there is nothing in the 585-page Draft Environmental Impact Statement presented by the Sanctuary to confront these matters. Restricting access and closing additional areas will have severe, negative socio-economic impacts on traditional activities in the Keys such as commercial fishing, recreational and charter fishing, dive operations and basic enjoyment of our unique water-based environment through limits on general aquatic activities. Fisheries management is the responsibility of the Gulf and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Protecting these resources is best accomplished through size and bag limits and spawning closures – not by closing public access. All of the key indicator species in our waters have been recently assessed by formal state/federal audits and all are found to be in good to excellent condition. Public comment from all user groups have consistently stated that the Sanctuary is in far worse condition than it was when the Sanctuary took control. In fact, declaring the area a National Marine Sanctuary has encouraged significant increases in tourism, resulting in ever-greater impacts due to uneducated pubic activity. Sanctuary Preservation Areas designated to protect fragile coral formations are inundated by users who pay no user fees, are not required to have Sanctuary rules or regulations on board their vessels and lack basic knowledge of the marine environment. A study done by Camp 2010 documented 18 interactions per diver per dive in SPAs despite pre-dive briefings. Krieger/Chadwick 2013 documented a direct correlation to coral damage with the increased placement of mooring buoys at SPAs. Yet, the Restoration Blueprint calls for additional mooring buoys at these same areas. In 2014, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council under Spiny Lobster Amendment 11 approved 60 new coral protection sites developed by our Association, working with state/federal fisheries managers and environmental groups. These are all high-profile coral sites and coral farming locations. The restriction only applied to commercial trap fishing for lobster. At those developmental meetings, Sanctuary officials stated they would move forward and apply these same rules to recreational users. However, that never happened and 5 years later not one of those sites is included in the Sanctuary plan for additional action. During the past 4-1/2 years, there has not been one meeting with user groups or any of the working groups to reassess the proposed Restoration Blueprint. This is a serious oversight and as written, the Sanctuary Restoration Blueprint fails to address the concerns of residents and businesses that comprise the backbone of our economy. We highly recommend the Sanctuary withdraw this plan and reconvene meetings to address these critical issues. Captain Bill Kelly Executive Director, Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association, Marathon, FL

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The Restoration Blueprint is available at floridakeys. noaa.gov/blueprint. NOAA is taking public comment on the proposals through Jan. 31, 2020. Comments may be submitted online at www.regulations.gov (docket number NOAA-NOS-2019-0094). 

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CHOOSING PETS FOR YOUR KIDS OK, we’ve just spent a little time celebrating our new Key West royalty. But all this Dr. Stanley Sack pageantry has made me take a step back. I mean, who really rules the roost around here? Yes, I know the chickens dictate where we run and drive, and possibly even what time we wake up. But I’m really talking about our pets.  With the possible exception of Paris, France, nowhere have I seen people wedded to their pets more than in Key West. There are lots of good reasons for this: We have an ambient climate for our charges to step outdoors. We are very much a walking community, and in many cases, our pets can walk with us. And the official and unofficial policies of businesses here make it easier to have our best friends of another species close by even when doing errands.  This pet-friendly atmosphere gets a lot of us begging for some four-footed companionship, which is actually a good thing, especially where families are concerned. Adults can enjoy the benefits of lower blood pressure and cholesterol; children can learn social skills and the responsibilities that come with caring for a pet. Everyone has the opportunity for more exercise and simply getting out of the house (and hopefully away from our phones and video games) and into the great outdoors.  That said, there are some precautions, and much of what we must consider pertains not only to the question of what pet to get, but also when to get it. We’ve all heard stories of toddlers being nipped by pup-

pies or harassed older dogs, and cats that are ready for a turf war may lash out and scratch an infant who’s otherwise safe in a bassinet. In addition to injury, our littlest “masters” are more at risk for pet-borne disease due to their immature immune systems.   What this means: if you already have a pet at home, supervise your young child and your pet closely. And if you don’t yet have a pet, try to wait until the child is a little older; the Centers for Disease Control recommend a minimum age of 5 for a child to have a pet. Especially avoid reptiles, amphibians (frogs, toads, etc.) and “backyard poultry.” (I’m assuming it’s best for the little ones to avoid those chickens in the front yard as well.)   In terms of what to get, there’s much to consider. There are care issues: if your child will be the day-to-day caregiver, talk first with him or her about what’s involved. Does the child show responsibility in other areas? The amount of care the family can handle may dictate the type of pet that family gets. Make sure the child understands hygiene and safety issues as well.   As far as dogs go, some breeds are better with kids than others.  “Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, German shepherds and Jack Russell terriers are all good choices,” advises Key West veterinarian Dr. Thomas Householder. “Make sure the dog gets along with kids first. And don’t forget about mixed breeds.” Also, remember that the adorable behemoth you’ve had your eyes on might not be real happy in an 800-squarefoot Old Town home with no yard to speak of. Selecting a king and queen is a tricky business. Take that same care in choosing pets, and they’ll reward you with the royal treatment as well.  

Jekeydon “Jake” Pratcher U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Why did you join the military? I have a deep history of family members who have served. My father has retired from the Army and my younger brother currently serves in the Navy, and I have now been in the Coast Guard for seven years. Ever been to Florida Keys/ Key West before your current assignment? I hadn’t been to or heard much about the Florida Keys prior to being assigned here. Did you choose Key West or were you just assigned here? Key West was very high on my list of assignment options. What were you first thoughts when hearing you were coming to the Keys? I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I had heard stories and seen pictures prior to moving here, but I couldn’t really believe how beautiful it is here. Hobbies? I enjoy watching football, basketball, tennis and anything superhero-related, as I have recently started a comic book collection. Favorite things to do? Playing most sports, honestly. I love

trying new foods and experiencing new cultures, I get a kick out of travel shows. What do you like most about the Keys? The sunsets and sunrises are breathtaking. Despite knowing and expecting it daily, I still get awestruck when I go out to view them. What do you like most about your assignment? I like the location the most. I never thought I would live on an island and never thought about what it would be like. What would you change about living here in Key West if you had the power to do so? I am a ‘part-time vegan’ and there are a few incredible places to eat, but if I had to change one thing it would be a little more local dietary diversity. Any advice you’d give other military seeking assignment here? Finding a place to live when moving here can be difficult, so stay on top of the housing market. What do you like most about living here? I am originally from a small town, so the Keys, in a way, feel similar to where I am from. It’s almost nostalgic.


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WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE THE UNDER-TOLD STORIES OF THE 3 COURAGEOUS WOMEN

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In 2011 Manal al-Sharif was imprisoned for driving in Saudi Arabia. She was forced to sleep on a filthy mattress in a cockroach-infested jail crowded with women. If her travel, intelligence and determination had already set her up as an accidental activist, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Meeting these imprisoned women strengthened Manal’s resolve that things in Saudi Arabia must change. This beautifully written memoir describes her childhood and unwavering faith in her religion and family. Manal felt this one nonviolent act expressed years of struggle and hypocrisy; women can go to school but they cannot get there; women cannot get to a hospital without a male chaperone and a male Uber driver (a stranger) would be safer than a female friend. Manal, a highly educated computer scientist, strove for excellence — a coveted college degree and employment at the highest level — only to realize she will never taste freedom in her country. Finally making headway as the unexpected leader of the Saudi women’s right to drive, Manal says; “the rain starts with one drop.”

Most people have not heard of Mileva Maric. She was a Serbian physicist and the first wife of Albert Einstein, in Zurich, Switzerland at the turn of the century. Mileva struggles to enter the Polytechnic as one of the only woman allowed to study at this level. Possessing a natural proficiency in math and science, Mileva constantly restrains herself, as it is unacceptable for a woman to outshine the male students. Classmate Albert Einstein is immediately intrigued and befriends Mileva, whom he affectionately calls Mitza. Together they form an ideal team to discuss and examine the most challenging theories. Mileva is essential to Einstein’s work. Constantly battling on many fronts from professors and family, she unexpectedly becomes pregnant, surrenders her career and sadly, her name is all but forgotten. This incredible reimagining of a brilliant woman from another time will capture both your heart and imagination.

Margaret Sanger survived a difficult childhood. Born in 1879, she was one of 11 children. Her miserable mother and alcoholic father had little to give and nothing to share. The older girls escaped quickly and for years Margaret tended the younger ones. With a sharp eye and quick wit, Margaret found herself desiring more than the average woman of her time. With a love of learning and thirst for independence, Margaret truly believed change was possible. As the rebels and socialists fought for equality and the vote, Margaret’s nursing position provided health care to the poorest tenements along New York’s lower east side. While her political friends held dinners, discussed world views and downed champagne, Margaret climbed the steepest, filthiest stairwells of buildings where dreams were crushed and women and children were dying daily. These women begged Margaret for change. There were no alternatives at the time and no restraints for abusive husbands. Margaret spent her entire adult life fighting to establish birth control and Planned Parenthood. Author Ellen Feldman narrates the life of a woman that continues to reach out to us a century later.

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CONCHS FALL TO RIVER RIDGE T WOOD CROWNED HOMECOMING QUEEN

he Key West High School Conchs were only down by one point as they left the field for halftime on Nov. 1 at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. But things fell apart for the Conchs in the second half, and the home team’s Homecoming Game ended in a disappointing 34-6 loss to the Golden Knights of River Ridge in New Port Richey. Homecoming Queen Gracie Wood, escorted by Hunter Oropeza, was the big winner of the evening as she proudly lowered her head so principal Amber Acevedo could crown her during a halftime celebration. Despite the tough loss, the No. 8-ranked Conchs’ early-season victories secured them a place in the playoffs, where they’ll face topranked American Heritage next week in Plantation, Florida. — Weekly staff report

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7. The Key West High School marching band showed its skills at the Nov. 1 Homecoming Game at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium.

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A review of ‘The Informer’

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aterfront Playhouse on Nov. 3 launched its grittier new “On the Edge” series with a play called “The Informer.” The performance company, known for its trademark sets and high production value, is making an admirable foray into the rawer elements of theater with this set of plays. “With the theatre located on the edge of the water, as well as most productions chosen and designed to be performed on the edge of the stage, it seemed like a winning title,” said Tom Thayer, managing artistic director. Thayer intends the series to stand apart from the main stage fare, with earlier curtain times, simple sets, and the action thrust front and center to the literal edge of the stage. In losing the upstage space, the actors are forced to confront the audience in a more direct, intimate manner. While the fourth wall remains intact, there is certainly a fan-enhanced feel of immediacy. With that in mind, the works of Bertolt Brecht seem a fitting place to start the series. Brecht, a German author and playwright, wrote “The Informer” in the 1930s while in the U.S. in exile from Germany. “The Informer” was originally conceived as one short play (or playlet) encompassed in Brecht’s opus, “Fear and Misery of the Third Reich,” along with “The Jewish Wife” (produced last season by Waterfront) and 22 other short works. The entire collection debuted onstage in Paris in 1938 and was regarded as Brecht’s first openly anti-Nazi work. Presented as a real-time response to the simmering tones of the times, “Fear…” had a profound effect, which perhaps explains why the influence of Brecht endures. Over the years, his theatrical works have been staged consistently across the globe, while his poems have been adapted to song by everyone from David Bowie to The Doors. In

2019, creative producers, and audiences, are still finding relevance in works that dissect the pathos and paranoia of life in a hostile socio-political environment. Waterfront’s version of the work, directed by John McDonald, is front-facing, presenting the stripped-down conversation as a classical interpretation of the piece. The play is set in a living space and circles around the conversations, at first candid, but growing ever more suspicious, between a husband and wife. Steve Miller and Barbara Mundy play a teacher and his wife who are distrusting of their son, a member of the Hitler Youth who disappears during their exchange. What has he heard? Is he off reporting his parents to the authorities? Dre Cooper plays his brief moments on stage with the grace and restraint of someone much older, conveying ambiguity in his sideways glances and short lines. Rena Dahlgren enters the scene as the couple’s maid, and presents a powerful example of acting in the pauses. Her expressions carry as much weight as pages of dialogue as she stokes fear in her employers simply by serving tea. Most of the 35 or so minutes, though, is left to Mundy and Miller, who are tasked with ratcheting up the tension through their evolving discourse. Both actors should be commended for their vulnerability as they navigate a deceptively simple conversation. What’s really at play behind their increasingly heated exchange, though, is nothing less than the whole of a political culture, the rise of an authoritarian state. Beyond the actors, the tone of the play is very important here. An enormous part of Brecht’s legacy is his role in the development of “epic theater,” a style that is designed with the audience as the primary focus. The “epic” in epic theater doesn’t refer to the scale of a piece, but rather to the level of engagement with an audience. The style also differs from traditional narrative theater in that it doesn’t ask the audience to suspend

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belief, but instead asks them to reexamine their own life, culture or country. Through his presentation of “The Informer,” McDonald is holding a mirror to the audience, allowing for rumination on the bigger, meatier themes of the work. The staging of the piece is, by design, simple and straightforward. A table, two chairs, a radio, a phone and the day’s newspaper are about all that’s required. Everything is streamlined for efficiency, turning the focus to the content and the actors, and away from any emotional attachment to the characters — as intended by Brecht. At the close of the short play, the only thing that feels missing is a broader sense of context. The play is followed by a talkback that serves its purpose by illuminating the creative elements of the performance, but could have further elevated the conversations by highlighting a few of the larger socio-political and historical elements of the time in which the play was written, and their ties to our current cultural climate. Alternately, it would be interesting to see “The Informer” in the company of one or two of its fellow playlets, giving the audience an opportunity to contrast the works and recognize commonalities. Perhaps it’s by design, though, that the play leaves us wanting more. The strongest works of art are sometimes the least conclusive, propping open the door for further conversation and speculation. There is certainly a lot in this work to consider, as the elements of complacency and acquiescence it presents are timeless markers of tough times.

2 Waterfront Playhouse continues to chip into the essence of intelligent, stripped-down theater in February with its next “On the Edge” production, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” which portrays Billie Holiday belting out one of the last performances of her life in a seedy bar in Philadelphia. Unlike “The Informer”, the audience knows exactly how this story continues after the curtain closes, but it’s doubtful that will quell the conversation one bit. The “On the Edge” series seems to be up to the challenge of creating conversation, exposing audiences to new forms of theater and to presenting intimate interpretations of theatrical works.

1. Barbara Mundy, Rena Dahlgren and Steve Miller embody their characters’ fears through subtle shifts in tone and expression. WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE/Contributed 2. Dre Cooper’s character plays catalyst to his parents’ paranoia in “The Informer.”


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-14 Notice is hereby given that ATCF II FLORIDA-A LLC holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2017/1878 Alt Key No: 1670022 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00546530-000000 Description of Property: BK 3 LT 8 AMD PLAT OF WINSTON WATERWAYS PB4144 OR297-77 OR725-787/88 OR858-221/22 OR1063-1340 OR1874-999 OR2366-681/82 OR2797-1106/07 Name in which assessed: LEGNA INVESTMENTS LLC All of said property being in the County of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL Sale Date: December 11th, 2019 Sale Time: 10:00am Dated this 23rd day of September, 2019 KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Aneta Jodkowska, Deputy Clerk Publish October 24, 31, November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-16 Notice is hereby given that CLUSIA LLC SB MUNI CUST FOR CLUSIA LLC holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2017/1654 Alt Key No: 1600831 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00488390-000000 Description of Property: BK 4 LT 22 REVISED PLAT OF SHERRILL PARK PB5-47 KEY LARGO OR422-1012 OR9051393 OR955-1783 OR1146-360 OR1516-1034QC OR2168868/69 along with MOBILE HOME IDENTIFICATION NUMBER F5712CM167 TITLE NUMBER 2319882 NAME OF MODEL STATE TAG NUMBER R105557 Name in which assessed: KILBURY RICHARD A AND TAMMI R All of said property being in the County of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL Sale Date: December 11th, 2019 Sale Time: 10:00am Dated this 23 rd day of September, 2019

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-17 Notice is hereby given that CLUSIA LLC SB MUNI CUST FOR CLUSIA LLC holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2017/1574 Alt Key No: 1585882 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00479370-000000 Description of Property: BK LT BURTONS ADD TO TAVERNIER KEY LARGO PB282 LTS 16 & 17 OR519-420 OR844-113D/C RE:47936 COMBINED FOR 1982 PER OWNERS REQUEST AA 4-1982 Name in which assessed: LOWE DOROTHY JEAN ESTATE All of said property being in the County of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL Sale Date: December 11th, 2019 Sale Time: 10:00am Dated this 23 rd day of September, 2019 KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Aneta Jodkowska, Deputy Clerk Publish October 24, 31, November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-18 Notice is hereby given that ATCF II FLORIDA-A LLC holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2017/1440 Alt Key No: 1527700 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00429720-000000 Description of Property: BK 13 LT 22 PLANTATION KEY COLONY PLANTATION KEY PB3-182 OR506-218 OR747316 OR771-1325 OR803-1789 OR1506-817/18AFF/DC OR1860-591D/C OR1860-592 OR1984-1685 OR2266-1004 OR2531-438 Name in which assessed: LLITERAS SUMI E All of said property being in the County of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL Sale Date: December 11th, 2019 Sale Time: 10:00am

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II LLC holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2017/251 Alt Key No: 1082023 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00076330-000000 Description of Property: KEY COLONY BEACH FIRST ADDN AMD PLAT PB4-11 SHELTER KEY SLY 1/2 LOT 17 BK 11 OR413-901 OR573164 OR734-246 OR752-1504 OR752-1503 OR852-1614D/C OR1787-2496 OR1966-1412 OR2007-35 OR2087-157 OR2144-1988/90AG OR24481518 OR2822-1379/80 Name in which assessed: JONES HARLEY WARREN All of said property being in the County of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL Sale Date: December 11th, 2019 Sale Time: 10:00am Dated this 23rd day of September, 2019 KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Aneta Jodkowska, Deputy Clerk Publish October 24, 31, November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

Solicitations issued for the above-named project. The evaluation and recommendation of the selection committee are to be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners. Persons interested in this issue are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Alice Steryou, Facilities Maintenance Contract Monitor, Monroe County Facilities Maintenance, 3583 South Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040, or by phoning (305) 292-4549, or via email to: Steryou-Alice@ monroecounty-fl.gov. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711”. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, notice is given that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such hearings or meetings, he will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated at Key West, Florida, this 31st day of October, 2019 KEVIN MADOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court and ex officio Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners of Monroe County, Florida Publish: November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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number of days that have elapsed since October 25, 2019), plus the costs of this proceeding. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. Nicholas A. Woo, Esq. Valerie N. Edgecombe Brown, Esq. Cynthia David, Esq. Michael E. Carleton, Esq. as Trustee pursuant to Fla. Stat. §721.82 P. O. Box 165028 Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613 Publish: October 31 & November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-27 Notice is hereby given that CAZENOVIA CREEK FUNDING II LLC holder of the following Certificate(s) has filed said Tax Certificate(s) for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of issuance, the description of property, and Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2017/913 Alt Key No: 1402052 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00327820-000000 Description of Property: BK 2 N 1/2 LT 6 AND S 50FT LT 7 MEAD SUB PB2-115 KEY VACA OR545-748 OR620-66 OR769-74 OR866-417 OR9671222 OR1007-2002 OR1048465 OR1048-466 OR1264559/560R/S OR1812-1754 OR1812-1755 OR2161-414 OR2434-665 OR2723-2341/42 Name in which assessed: THORMODSGARD KARI L All of said property being in the County of Monroe, State of Florida. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the Old Courthouse Steps: 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL Sale Date: December 11th, 2019 Sale Time: 10:00am Dated this 23rd day of September, 2019 KEVIN MADOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Aneta Jodkowska, Deputy Clerk Publish October 24, 31, November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-28 Notice is hereby given that CAZENOVIA CREEK FUNDING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE U-HAUL COMPANY OF MIAMI Notice is here by given that on November 25th, 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: Jack Emerick Unit #1525 $960.24 Jessica Subic Unit #1012 $465.72 Stacie Clatterbaugh Unit #1578 $658.76 Courtney Valone Unit #1112 $830.20 Publish: November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, beginning at 11:00 A.M., in the Gato Building, Project Management Conference Room, Suite 2-216, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, FL, 33040, a meeting will be held of the SELECTION COMMITTEE for the project of PROFESSIONAL BEACH CLEANING, MAINTENANCE, AND BEAUTIFICATION MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA The selection committee will evaluate the proposals received in response to the Request for Competitive

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN that on November 14, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the BOCC Chambers, The Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, Florida a meeting will be held for the 60% ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR THE 1ST STREET/ BERTHA STREET ROADWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA The purpose of the meeting is to present the 60% engineering design plans for the project which includes roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements, sidewalk and traffic control improvements for project limits of 1st Street from North Roosevelt Blvd to Flagler Avenue and Bertha Street from Flagler Avenue to South Roosevelt Blvd, Key West. Persons interested in this issue are invited to attend. More than one member of the Monroe County Commission may attend and speak on issues that might also come before the Board of County Commissioners for a vote at a later date. For more information, please contact Debra London, Project Manager Engineering Services, by phoning (305) 453-8754 or via email to london-debra@ monroecounty-fl.gov. ADA ASSISTANCE: If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in this proceeding, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., no later than five (5) calendar

NOTICE OF VARIANCE HEARING CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday November 20, 2019 at 9:30 A.M., Key Colony Beach City Hall commission room, to hear a Variance Request from Tutle Florida, LLC, owner of 436 & 438 E. Ocean Dr. Applicant requests a Variance to Code of Ordinances, Chapter 5, Sections 35 (2&10), 38, 39 and 44 to install a 4’ X 25’ finger pier and 4 post 20,000 pound boat lift. Interested parties may appear at the Hearing and be heard with respect to the requested variance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at the Variance Hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If you are unable to attend the Hearing on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 but wish to comment, please direct correspondence to: City Commission, P.O. Box 510141, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051, or cityclerk@keycolonybeach. net and your comments will be entered into the record. Rebecca Todd, City Clerk CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH Publish: November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers REVISED NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: DUCK KEY SHARED USE PATH LIGHTING REPAIR PROJECT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Pursuant to F.S. § 50.0211(3) (a), all published competitive solicitation notices can be viewed at: www. floridapublicnotices.com, a searchable Statewide repository for all published legal notices. Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com OR www.monroecountybids. com. The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located in the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. To be considered, bids must be made in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. This Notice of Competitive Solicitation was previously advertised, but incorrectly indicated that bidders must be pre-qualified by Florida Department of Transportation, which is

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: MONROE COUNTY HISTORIC JAIL DOORS, WINDOWS, AND ROOF REPLACEMENT 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. 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: November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031793 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. GUILLERMO RIVAS Obligor ______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING TO: Guillermo Rivas 4409 Effie Street Bellaire, TX 77401 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a TRUSTEE’S NON-JUDICIAL PROCEEDING to enforce a Lien has been instituted on the following Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium described as: Unit 5313, Week 32, Odd Year Biennial Windward Pointe Condominium, 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”). The default giving rise to these proceedings is the failure to pay condominium assessments and dues resulting in a Claim of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in the Official Records of Monroe County, Florida. The Obligor has the right to object to this Trustee proceeding by serving written objection on the Trustee named below. The Obligor has the right to cure the default and any junior interestholder may redeem its interest, for a minimum period of forty-five (45) days until the Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale. The Lien may be cured by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $2,291.01, plus interest (calculated by multiplying $0.00 times the

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-032100 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JON-ROI VEGA Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING TO: Jon-Roi Vega 30321 Southwest 172nd Court Homestead, FL 33030 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a TRUSTEE’S NON-JUDICIAL PROCEEDING to enforce a Lien has been instituted on the following Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium described as: Unit 5411, Week 34, Annual Windward Pointe Condominium, 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”). The default giving rise to these proceedings is the failure to pay condominium assessments and dues resulting in a Claim of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in the Official Records of Monroe County, Florida. The Obligor has the right to object to this Trustee proceeding by serving written objection on the Trustee named below. The Obligor has the right to cure the default and any junior interestholder may redeem its interest, for a minimum period of forty-five (45) days until the Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale. The Lien may be cured by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $3,914.51, plus interest (calculated by multiplying $0.00 times the number of days that have elapsed since October 24, 2019), plus the costs of this proceeding. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. Nicholas A. Woo, Esq. Valerie N. Edgecombe Brown, Esq. Cynthia David, Esq. Michael E. Carleton, Esq. as Trustee pursuant to Fla. Stat. §721.82 P. O. Box 165028 Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613 Publish: October 31 & November 7,

LEGAL NOTICES 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-001528 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. SCOTT ANDREW DAVIDSON; RENEE ANTOINETTE DAVIDSON, AKA RENEE ANTOINETTE Obligor _____________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Scott Andrew Davidson, 49455 Shelby Road, Shelby, MI 48317 and Renee Antoinette Davidson, AKA Renee Antoinette, 49455 Shelby Road, Shelby, MI 48317 Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2020 at 9:30AM in La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit E31, Week 44, Beach House, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). The default giving rise to the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in Official Records Book 2959 Page 547 of the public records of Monroe County, Florida. The amount secured by the assessment lien is for unpaid assessments, accrued interest, plus interest accruing at a per diem rate of $1.65 together with the costs of this proceeding and sale and all other amounts secured by the Claim of Lien, for a total amount due as of the date of the sale of $4,650.30 (“Amount Secured by the Lien”). The Obligor has the right to cure this default and any junior interestholder may redeem its interest up to the date the Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $4,650.30. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. Any person, other than the Obligor as of the date of recording this Notice of Sale, claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale of the above property, if any, must file a claim. The successful bidder may be responsible for any and all unpaid condominium assessments that come due up to the time of transfer of title, including those owed by the Obligor or prior owner. If the successful bidder fails to pay the amounts due to the Trustee to certify the sale by 5:00 p.m. the day after the sale, the second highest bidder at the sale may elect to purchase the timeshare ownership interest. Nicholas A. Woo, Esq. Michael E. Carleton, Esq. as Trustee pursuant to Fla. Stat. §721.82 P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES Publish: November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031375 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. CLOVIS CAVALCANTI; LUCY ALEIXO Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Clovis Cavalcanti, 20 Lorraine Drive, Eastchester, NY 10709 and Lucy Aleixo, 20 Lorraine Drive, Eastchester, NY 10709 Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2020 at 9:30AM in La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit B24, Week 36, Beach House Condominium, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). The default giving rise to the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in Official Records Book 2959 Page 547 of the public records of Monroe County, Florida. The amount secured by the assessment lien is for unpaid assessments, accrued interest, plus interest accruing at a per diem rate of $0.00 together with the costs of this proceeding and sale and all other amounts secured by the Claim of Lien, for a total amount due as of the date of the sale of $2,434.19 (“Amount Secured by the Lien”). The Obligor has the right to cure this default and any junior interestholder may redeem its interest up to the date the Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $2,434.19. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. Any person, other than the Obligor as of the date of recording this Notice of Sale, claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale of the above property, if any, must file a claim. The successful bidder may be responsible for any and all unpaid condominium assessments that come due up to the time of transfer of title, including those owed by the Obligor or prior owner. If the successful bidder fails to pay the amounts due to the Trustee to certify the sale by 5:00 p.m. the day after the sale, the second highest bidder at the sale may elect to purchase the timeshare ownership interest. Nicholas A. Woo, Esq. Michael E. Carleton, Esq. as Trustee pursuant to Fla. Stat. §721.82 P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613 Publish: November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

LEGAL NOTICES NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031380 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. MARIA CLARK RIVAS Obligor __________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Maria Clark Rivas, 601 Northwest 103rd Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026 Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2020 at 9:30AM in La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit A31, Week 1, Beach House Condominium, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). The default giving rise to the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in Official Records Book 2959 Page 547 of the public records of Monroe County, Florida. The amount secured by the assessment lien is for unpaid assessments, accrued interest, plus interest accruing at a per diem rate of $0.00 together with the costs of this proceeding and sale and all other amounts secured by the Claim of Lien, for a total amount due as of the date of the sale of $3,814.81 (“Amount Secured by the Lien”). The Obligor has the right to cure this default and any junior interestholder may redeem its interest up to the date the Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $3,814.81. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. Any person, other than the Obligor as of the date of recording this Notice of Sale, claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale of the above property, if any, must file a claim. The successful bidder may be responsible for any and all unpaid condominium assessments that come due up to the time of transfer of title, including those owed by the Obligor or prior owner. If the successful bidder fails to pay the amounts due to the Trustee to certify the sale by 5:00 p.m. the day after the sale, the second highest bidder at the sale may elect to purchase the timeshare ownership interest. Nicholas A. Woo, Esq. Michael E. Carleton, Esq. as Trustee pursuant to Fla. Stat. §721.82 P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613 Publish: November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE

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FILE NO.: 18-031914 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. MARGUERITE TRAPANI Obligor __________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Marguerite Trapani, 10543 Opus Drive, Riverview, FL 33569 Notice is hereby given that on January 13, 2020 at 9:30AM in La Concha Hotel, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit D21, Week 30, Beach House Condominium, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1510, Page 225, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). The default giving rise to the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in Official Records Book 2959 Page 547 of the public records of Monroe County, Florida. The amount secured by the assessment lien is for unpaid assessments, accrued interest, plus interest accruing at a per diem rate of $0.00 together with the costs of this proceeding and sale and all other amounts secured by the Claim of Lien, for a total amount due as of the date of the sale of $2,588.29 (“Amount Secured by the Lien”). The Obligor has the right to cure this default and any junior interestholder may redeem its interest up to the date the Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $2,588.29. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. Any person, other than the Obligor as of the date of recording this Notice of Sale, claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale of the above property, if any, must file a claim. The successful bidder may be responsible for any and all unpaid condominium assessments that come due up to the time of transfer of title, including those owed by the Obligor or prior owner. If the successful bidder fails to pay the amounts due to the Trustee to certify the sale by 5:00 p.m. the day after the sale, the second highest bidder at the sale may elect to purchase the timeshare ownership interest. Nicholas A. Woo, Esq. Michael E. Carleton, Esq. as Trustee pursuant to Fla. Stat. §721.82 P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613 Publish: November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et al. Defendants. ___________/ NOTICE OF ACTION AS TO COUNT(S) COUNT I AGAINST DEFENDANT JANNIELISA ABREU To: JANNIELISA ABREU P.O. BOX 960484 MIAMI, FL 33296 and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against Defendant(s) JANNIELISA ABREU, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on the following described property in Monroe County, Florida: COUNT I Unit 5711, Week 17, Even Year Biennial Windward Pointe Condominium, 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”). Contract No.: 2-17897 has been filed against you; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on NICHOLAS A. WOO, Plaintiff’s attorney, P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24th day of October, 2019. Kevin Madok, CPA, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Civil Division By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in court proceedings you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Not later than five working days prior to the proceeding, please contact the Court Administrator’s office, at the Freeman Justice Center, 302 St. 2nd Floor, Key West, FL 33040. Telephone: (305) 292-3423 or via the Florida Relay Center. To make calls through the Florida Relay Center, you may dial 7-1-1 or use the following toll free access numbers: 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); 1-877955-8260 (VCO); 1-800-9558770 (Voice); 1-800-955-1339 (ASCII); 1-877-955-5334 (STS); 1-877-955-8707 (French Creole – available from 8 a.m. – 2a.m. daily) Publish: October 31 & November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

CASE NO.: 2019-CA597-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et al. Defendants. _______________/ NOTICE OF ACTION AS TO COUNT(S) COUNT V AGAINST DEFENDANT TIA GREENE To: TIA GREENE 7329 BRYN ATHYN WAY APARTMENT 250 RALEIGH, NC 27615 and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against Defendant(s) DAJOUR BECTON; TIA GREENE, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on the following described property in Monroe County, Florida: COUNT V Unit 5333, Week 31, Odd Year Biennial Windward Pointe Condominium, 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”). Contract No.: 2-20646 has been filed against you; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on NICHOLAS A. WOO, Plaintiff’s attorney, P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24th day of October, 2019. Kevin Madok, CPA, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Civil Division By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in court proceedings you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Not later than five working days prior to the proceeding, please contact the Court Administrator’s office, at the Freeman Justice Center, 302 St. 2nd Floor, Key West, FL 33040. Telephone: (305) 292-3423 or via the Florida Relay Center. To make calls through the Florida Relay Center, you may dial 7-1-1 or use the following toll free access numbers: 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); 1-877955-8260 (VCO); 1-800-9558770 (Voice); 1-800-955-1339 (ASCII); 1-877-955-5334 (STS); 1-877-955-8707 (French Creole – available from 8 a.m. – 2a.m. daily) Publish: October 31 & November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2019-CA597-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et al. Defendants. ___________/ NOTICE OF ACTION AS TO COUNT(S) COUNT VI AGAINST DEFENDANT JERRY DEAN BALL To: JERRY DEAN BALL 233 ROSE HILL AVENUE VERSAILLES, KY 40383 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against Defendant(s) JERRY DEAN BALL, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on the following described property in Monroe County, Florida: COUNT VI Unit 5713, Week 23, Annual Windward Pointe Condominium, 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”). Contract No.: 2-20670 has been filed against you; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on NICHOLAS A. WOO, Plaintiff’s attorney, P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24th day of October, 2019. Kevin Madok, CPA, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Civil Division By: Shonta Mcleod Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in court proceedings you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Not later than five working days prior to the proceeding, please contact the Court Administrator’s office, at the Freeman Justice Center, 302 St. 2nd Floor, Key West, FL 33040. Telephone: (305) 292-3423 or via the Florida Relay Center. To make calls through the Florida Relay Center, you may dial 7-1-1 or use the following toll free access numbers: 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); 1-877955-8260 (VCO); 1-800-9558770 (Voice); 1-800-955-1339 (ASCII); 1-877-955-5334 (STS); 1-877-955-8707 (French Creole – available from 8 a.m. – 2a.m. daily) Publish: October 31 & November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2019-CA597-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et al. Defendants. ______________/ NOTICE OF ACTION AS TO COUNT(S) COUNT VII AGAINST DEFENDANT WENDY W. SPRING AND JOHN WALTER SPRING To: WENDY W. SPRING 2150 RADNER COURT NORTH PALM BEACH, FL 33408 JOHN WALTER SPRING 2150 RADNER COURT NORTH PALM BEACH, FL 33408 and all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against Defendant(s) WENDY W. SPRING; JOHN WALTER SPRING, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to enforce a lien on the following described property in Monroe County, Florida: COUNT VII Unit 5233, Week 26, Even Year Biennial Windward Pointe Condominium, 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”). Contract No.: 2-20694 has been filed against you; and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on NICHOLAS A. WOO, Plaintiff’s attorney, P. O. Box 165028, Columbus, OH 43216-5028, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24th day of October, 2019. Kevin Madok, CPA, Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Civil Division By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in court proceedings you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Not later than five working days prior to the proceeding, please contact the Court Administrator’s office, at the Freeman Justice Center, 302 St. 2nd Floor, Key West, FL 33040. Telephone: (305) 292-3423 or via the Florida Relay Center. To make calls through the Florida Relay Center, you may dial 7-1-1 or use the following toll free access numbers: 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); 1-877955-8260 (VCO); 1-800-9558770 (Voice); 1-800-955-1339

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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES (ASCII); 1-877-955-5334 (STS); 1-877-955-8707 (French Creole – available from 8 a.m. – 2a.m. daily) Publish: October 31 & November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 19-CA-000791-K North American Savings Bank, F.S.B. Plaintiff, -vs.Peter M. Pike a/k/a Peter Pike; Unknown Spouse of Peter M. Pike a/k/a Peter Pike; Donald E. Yates; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: Peter M. Pike a/k/a Peter Pike: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 1108 Pearl Street, Key West, FL 33040 and Unknown Spouse of Peter M. Pike a/k/a Peter Pike: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS, 1108 Pearl Street, Key West, FL 33040 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Monroe County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: ON THE ISLAND OF KEY WEST AND KNOWN ON WILLIAM A. WHITEHEAD’S MAP OF SAID ISLAND DELINEATED IN FEBRUARY, A.D. 1829, AS A PART OF TRACT FOURTEEN (14), BUT NOW BETTER KNOWN AND DESCRIBED AS LOT FOURTEEN (14) OF BLOCK THREE (3) OF SAID TRACT FOURTEEN (14) ACCORDING TO A DIAGRAM OF ONE-THIRD OF SAID TRACT FOURTEEN (14) DRAWN BY THOMAS J. ASHE COUNTY SURVEYOR, AND DULY RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 26, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA RECORDS. COMMENCING AT A POINT ON PEARL STREET, DISTANT 122 FEET, 6 INCHES FROM THE CORNER OF VIRGINIA AND PEARL STREETS, AND RUNNING THENCE ALONG PEARL STREET IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION 41 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION 90 FEET;

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THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION 41 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION 90 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. more commonly known as 1108 Pearl Street, Key West, FL 33040. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHÉ, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before Dec. 9, 2019 service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 25 day of October, 2019. Kevin Madok,CPA Circuit and County Courts By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons With Disabilities If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, ADA Coordinator, Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. SPANISH: Si usted es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adaptación para poder participar de este procedimiento o evento; usted tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que se le provea cierta ayuda. Favor de comunicarse con Cheryl Alfonso, Coordinadora de A.D.A Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652 por lo menos 7 días antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente después de haber recibido ésta notificación si es que falta menos de 7 días para su comparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva ó de habla, llame al 711. KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobé ki bezwen asistans ou aparêy pou ou ka patisipé nan  prosedu sa-a, ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen péyé anyen pou ou jwen on seri de èd.  Tanpri kontakté Cheryl Alfonso, Co-ordinator ADA, Court Operations Manager, 502 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-295-3652O’mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou parèt nan tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si lè ke ou gen pou-ou alé nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7 jou; Si ou pa ka tandé ou palé byen, rélé 711. Publish: November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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 50, 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 5532, WEEK 50 AGAINST GREGORY LEO LOZIER and THE ESTATE OF JUANITA DE MERS LOZIER entered in a case pending in said Court, the 7TH day of October, 2019 Style of which is: WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FORPROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Plaintiff, VS. JOHN JOSEPH HIGGINS, et.al Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 44-2018-CA871-K WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 1ST day of November, 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: November 7 and 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: November 7, 2019 Personal Representative: STEVEN A. DOSTALER 243 West Indies Road Tavernier, FL 33070 Attorney for Personal Representative: Urban J. W. Patterson Email: ujwplaw@gmail.com Secondary Email: ujwplawfirm@yahoo.com Florida Bar Number: 382035 Urban J. W. Patterson, P.A. P.O. Box 783 Islamorada, FL 33036 Telephone: 305-664-5065 Publish: November 7 & 14, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 19-DR-000911-K Division: Family IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF VIRTUDES FERNANDEZ, Petitioner/Wife, and GERALD BRICKMAN Respondent/Husband. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: GERALD BRICKMAN 845 Morris Road Kent, OH 44240 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: Virtudes Fernandez, Petitioner/Wife, C/O Barroso Law, PLLC, Yanae M. Barroso, Esquire, 3158 Northside Drive, Key West, FL 33040, on or before December 1st, 2019, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Monroe County Clerk of Court, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided taking into consideration the parties’ Antenuptial Agreement dated June 7, 1998: Physical Address: 65821 Overseas Highway 126, Long Key, FL. Legal Description: Lot No. 126, in that certain Condominium known as OUTDOOR RESORTS AT LONG KEY, as shown by the Plat of said Condominium which has been recorded in the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Monroe County in Plat Book 6 at Page 44. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the address(es) on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 10/30/2019 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Jaquelyn Fonseca Deputy Clerk Publish: October 31, November 7, 14 & 21, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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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

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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 19-CP-99-P IN RE: ESTATE OF JANICE ANN DOSTALER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JANICE ANN DOSTALER, deceased, whose date of death was July 29, 2019, File Number 19-CP-99-P is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Plantation Key, FL 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 16TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 19-DR-000635-K Division: Family RACHAEL TAYLOR, Petitioner, and SHALICK TAYLOR, Respondent. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (NO CHILD OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT) TO: SHALICK TAYLOR 1215 Seneca Avenue Bronx, NY 10474 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolution of marriage has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Rachel Taylor, Petitioner, C/O Barroso Law, PLLC, Yanae M. Barroso, Esquire, 3158 Northside Drive, Key West, FL 33040, on or before November 19, 2019, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at Monroe County Clerk of Court, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida, 33040, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: None. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Designation of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed or e-mailed to the addresses on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: 10/2/2019 Kevin Madok, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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

EMPLOYMENT UPPER KEYS BOOKKEEPER H & R Block - Key Largo office. Must be experienced with clientele. $40,000 Salary, 401K, Healthcare Plan. Send Resume to: H & R Block, 316 West Palm Drive, Florida City, FL 33034 Phone: 305246-4149 or 305–246–3534 HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED - Part time, weekends & Holidays a must. Must speak English. Apply in person: MM98, Rock Reef Resort. Construction Supervisor needed in Upper Keys- Must have ability to schedule & organize multiple people & trades. and pass background check. Send resume to admin@cbtconstruct. com 305-852-3002 Hiring for Clerical position in Upper Keys. Accounts Payable/ Telephone. Send resume to: admin@cbtconstruct. com 305-852-3002 HIRED!!

MIDDLE KEYS Mates for Lobster & Crab boats. Conch Key mm63. Must be motivated and of good character. Starting pay is $175. $200 when fully trained. Full time year round position. Call Gary at 305-393-1415.

AUTOS FOR SALE 1986 Corvette, 106,000+ miles. Good driver, good A.C., nice wheels. Full written detailed maintenance record with receipts

The Hammock House After Care Program @ St. Columba Episcopal Church is

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

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

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The Advocate DUI Program is hiring for a Part time DUI Evaluator position in the Marathon office. This position requires a Bachelors or Masters degree and experience in the field of substance abuse treatment. Training would be provided in the provision of the the evaluations for each DUI client and the position would require generally two days of assessment appointments. Contact Gary at 305-394-4522.

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Help wanted - Big Time Bait and Tackle - competitive wages and working 30-40 hrs a week. Contact manager Erich Yankovich 239-910-0878

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

EMPLOYMENT LOWER KEYS 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,


COMMUNITY NEWS

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HISTORIC GRIMAL GROVE RE-OPENING, BECOMING ‘GROVE OF THE FUTURE’

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rimal Grove is hosting a Community Day on Saturday, Nov. 9 to celebrate its recovery from Hurricane Irma and reopening to the community. The urban farm, which specializes in rare trees and tropical fruits, is also celebrating its first steps to becoming a “Grove of the Future.” Grimal Grove was named after its original owner, Adolf Grimal, who created the tropical fruit grove of his dreams. After Grimal died in 1997, the property fell into disarray, becoming a cocaine camp and illegal dump site. Enter Patrick Garvey, a Canadian who ran across the run-down farm in 2011. “Someone pointed out the property to me as a great focal point for a local food movement,” he said. “And then I became obsessed.”

Garvey bought the property in 2013 and took on the challenges of overgrown trees, county fines and difficult soil for cultivating. “It was tough, but the community helped a lot, and we figured out a way to make it work,” he said. In August 2017, the grove turned a profit for the first time on fruit distributions. One month later, Irma hit, and everything was destroyed. Garvey didn’t give up on his dream, though, staying through the storm to try and save as many rare trees as possible. “Irma was devastating. We lost about 85% of our trees,” said Garvey. “Then, there was three feet of saltwater over the whole grove. Trees really don’t like saltwater.” Garvey’s associated nonprofit, the “Growing Hope Initiative,” helped to subsidize some repairs. Always working with dedicated volunteers and members of the community, Garvey began to assess the damage and replant.

2 As he did so, he noticed that two of his three breadfruit trees had survived the storm and saltwater sprays. Similar species like jackfruit and pedalai all died. Not long after the storm, Garvey planted a few more breadfruit trees, all of which are still alive. This highly nutritious fruit could be the key to food sustainability in South Florida in the upcoming decades. With more frequent and intensifying storms, increased storm surges and saltwater sprays threaten croplands in the lower end of the state. They could become difficult or impossible to farm on. Except, perhaps, for breadfruit. Garvey suspects that some species of breadfruit are more tolerant to salt, and now has 25 plants in total. “It’s a bit of an experiment. A lot of trees I planted didn’t take well at that time, but breadfruit did.” He now boasts the first breadfruit grove in the continental U.S. The University of Oregon has taken note. It has invited Grove to earn a master’s in environmental studies beginning in fall 2020. “I’m going to study climate change and the ability to grow breadfruit commercially, to feed people. It grows in our zone but not Homestead or Miami, so we’re going to research what plant varieties are best, what management practices work, and how all that will change with the climate,” said Grove. With the predicted increase in superstorms, having nutritious, resilient crops could mean the difference between food shortages and sustainability. During this next phase, Grimal Grove will remain a community resource for food education and a green space for activities and events. But, with Garvey expanding his studies and research on breadfruit, he will also add an education center. “Before, it was more of a historical tropical fruit grove.

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I want to make Grimal Grove the ‘Grove of the Future,’” said Garvey. “It beats living in the past.” The farm will also serve as a research hub for Garvey and others from the University of Oregon studying food resiliency. “We’re here, and we’re almost back from Irma,” Garvey said. “And we’re going to get a lot better. Stay tuned.” Community Day will be a “preopening” for the grove. Garvey’s goal is to re-open fully in January 2020 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday’s event, also from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include tours, cooking demonstrations, and workshops to help people connect to nature. There will, of course, be fruit, fruit trees and produce for sale. For more information, visit Grimal Grove on Facebook.

1. A basket of tropical fruits grown at Grimal Grove showcases how special the land is. This variety of exotic crops cannot be found elsewhere in the Keys. PATRICK GARVEY/ Contributed. 2. Grimal Grove hosts the Boys and Girls Club for after-school programs. 3. Patrick Garvey picks breadfruit growing in Grimal Grove. The exotic fruit could become a staple for South Florida with rising sea levels and salting of farmlands.

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The Key West Weekly is proud to partner with Key West High School faculty and students in choosing “The Student of the Week.” Recipients are chosen on qualifications including academic standing, athletics, outstanding achievements, community involvement, individuality and moral fortitude. We thank our future leaders and KWHS for allowing us to share in a weekly dose of “Conch Pride,” and for giving us a glimpse into their world. Who has been your biggest inspiration at KWHS? My parents, our school resource officers and my friends, as we all strive for greatness to finish our high school careers. What organizations are you involved with at KWHS and why are they important to you? Key West Police Explorers because I get to work within my community and strengthen the bonds with the police department.

Open a new Keys Totally FREE CASH BACK Checking and earn FREE Nationwide ATMs and up to $15.00 CASH BACK each month for using your Debit Mastercard and electronic services!* Visit any branch in Key West at 3022 N. Roosevelt Blvd. or 514 Southard St., in Big Pine at MM 30, or in Marathon at MM53.5 Gulfside *E-statements, e-receipts, a Debit Mastercard, S1 savings and S15 checking account required. Specific transactions required for each reward level. Restrictions may apply. See us for details. Equal Housing Lender. NCUA Insured. Membership is open to everyone who lives or works in the Florida Keys, their families and our local military community.

What’s your favorite social media channel; whom do you follow? I’d have to say Instagram as I can save photos from a fun time in my life, and, in a way, “journal” about it. I follow my friends and family, along with the occasional nerdy post by Critical Role. What do you want to be remembered for at Key West High School? I should say something like, “for being kind and friendly,” but I’d rather be remembered for being ME, a funny, outgoing person who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. What three things do you want to accomplish before your 10-year reunion? Get a master’s degree of some sort, move back to Key West and become a police officer. Will you make the Keys your permanent home? Yes. I’ve been the child of a military family for a very long time, moving around every four years. Out of all the places we’ve lived, Key West has been the place I consider home, as it is so accepting and I’ve found friends from years before. Living in the Keys has taught me … that even though everyone is different, we all are accepted here. I know I will have some sort of family to come back to whenever I return home.

MADILYN FLORES

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SENIOR

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What advice would you give to underclassmen? Don’t stress about what others think about you and never be afraid to ask your teachers for help.


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • EMPLOYMENT

HOUSING FOR RENT

coordination with Realtors, sellers, buyers, and lenders, regularly updating all involved parties. Salary, health insurance. Fax resume to 305-872-4041. HIRED!!

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 305-8509259 rlmcnavy59@gmail.com RENTED!!

HOBBIES /COLLECT. PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS Rolex, Dive Watches and Pilot Watches. Old Model Military Clocks & Watches. Call 305-743-4578

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!!

HOUSING FOR RENT

HOMES FOR SALE

UPPER KEYS 3BR/2BA Manufactured Home in Key Largo, Taylor Creek, unfurnished, W/D, large yard & plenty parking. Sect. 8 ok. $1,800/month F/L/S 7864 5 2 - 5 5 7 0

MIDDLE KEYS 3BR/2 1/2 BA Townhome in Marathon - Sister’s Creek. Available Jan. 1, 2020. $2,200/month 618-559-9143 Marathon 1,700 sf 3/2 canal home w/60’ seawall, fully furnished , 4 houses from open ocean. Available for 1 yr. +/starting Dec. or Jan., $3,000/ mo 1st, last & damage deposit. Flkeyshousing@gmail.com Dormitory style rooms available for short term rental in Marathon. $720/month F/L/S. 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 Roommate wanted in Marathon. Near hospital. 2 BR Duplex on canal. $875/ month plus 1/2 util. Text Janice at 646-597-3325 RENTED!!

MIDDLE KEYS Bay Front 2BR/2BA 4th Floor Unit for sale by owner in Marathon. Million dollar view – you can see 7 Mile Bridge, Ocean & Gulf. 32’ Boat Dockage. Covered Parking. $535,000 (305)916-0536

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT in Marathon: Office/Retail Space, 1500sf w/ additional 2 covered porches incl. Open water views, US-1 frontage, $2700/month. Also small Office Space $500/month. Wifi & Utilities included. Onsite storage & or yard space avail prices by size. Call 305-743-7277 Small office space available for rent. Great location on U.S. 1 in Tavernier. Conveniently located to everything. 305-394-0530

305.743.0844

Sweet Savannah’s Bake Shop

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

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

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

OCEAN KEY RESORT & SPA IS HIRING! • Bell Valet Attendant • Sunset Celebration Ambassador (afternoon-evening shift @ Sunset Pier)

• Sous Chef

Apply online at:

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Apply in person at: Zero Duval St. Come see why our employees love to call Ocean Key home!

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

Dolphin Research Center is Hiring! Media & Marketing Staff Visual Communications Staff Education Program Host School Programs & Outreach Curriculum Specialist Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant Animal Care & Habitat Apprentice Benefits include medical, life & disability insurance, 401(k) plan, paid vacation, sick time & Holidays Full job descriptions available at www.dolphins.org/career_opportunities

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

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.

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. 760-5657210 or 760-574-4915 Large RV Lot for Rent in Marathon. Full hook up. $800/month plus utilities. 305-943-0789

Inventory Assistant Mel Fisher’s Treasures, the worldwide leader in historic shipwreck recovery, is seeking a detail-oriented, proactive Inventory Assistant to place orders and to receive and process inventory for our retail stores. The candidate will be a highly trustworthy individual with excellent references and have a proven record of responsible employment. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual, be good with numbers and computers, have a passion for the sea, nautical history, and shipwrecks, and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Full-time position with benefits. We are family owned and have instilled a supportive family atmosphere in our workplace. Accounting experience is a plus. Training will be provided. Please send resume to: Lrandolph@melfisher.com.

Marathon’s Largest Warehouse Complex Now Leasing Units Available

Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District is accepting applications for a System Technician having experience in the operation and control of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials which may require complex and rapid adjustments. Working ability to lift 50 lbs. General maintenance & repair of wastewater collection systems skills highly desired. Must have HS Diploma or equivalent and a valid Florida Driver License. Must currently live within 25 miles of KLWTD Treatment Plant (100301 Overseas Highway, Key Largo). Hourly starting pay rate of $16.60/hr. EOE Email your resume to: hr@klwtd.com

Now Hiring WE ARE HIRING FOR HIGH SEASON!

300 square feet (can be split into 2 units) 390 square feet 430 square feet

We are growing and looking to add to our team!

Call 305-393-3978 or 305-587-7529

If you are the superstar employee we are looking for and would like to join our team, please submit your resume for review to: Jennifer@ericsoutboard.com

Eric’s Outboard is searching for an experienced Service Writer and Parts Salesperson

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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