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WINDY WEATHER HASN’T STOPPED GOOD FISHING Snook, redfish hot right now

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his past week has seen some windy weather, but it hasn’t stopped some very good fishing out there. Most of my trips lately have been full days, which has given me the opportunity to run around and scope out some areas I’ve left alone for a while. It’s safe to say the snook and redfish bite is extremely hot right now. One day we had about a 45-minute window where every cast was a decent fish with also some hard-pulling goliath groupers in between. After talking to a few other fishing guides about it, we all agreed that the goliath groupers have made a huge comeback. When combat fishing amongst the trees, these fish are as fun as it gets. Not only that, but the variety of fish this time of the year is incredible. In just one spot on Tuesday we caught tarpon, snook, redfish, sheepshead, black drum, jacks, snappers and trout. That’s what’s so cool about being in the Everglades. Now on the flats closer to Islamorada, Capt. Tony Melton has been finding some good numbers of permit. He went out one day last week and caught three out of several shots in the day, which is really good because just to catch a single permit any time of the week is a blessing. They don’t call them the “Holy Grail of all Game-fish” for nothing either. The permit, as well as the bonefish, have been consistently showing up on the flats in good numbers right now because they’re feeling

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more comfortable with less fishing pressure and slowly declining water temperatures. On the oceanside of Islamorada, there has been a considerable number of sailfish caught on the edge of the reef. It’s almost time to look out there and see nothing but the offshore guys flying their kites in search of these incredibly fast-swimming billfish. Most captains target them in three different ways: kite fishing, flat-lining, or sightfishing. The majority of fish caught before cold fronts are either sight-fished or caught on a flat line while doing another type of fishing. Kite fishing can be very difficult to be successful at because there’s a lot going on and you have to have good equipment to be effective. One thing in specific that I enjoy about kite fishing is that it’s very active and has a decent level of difficulty. Keeping your baits alive and presented well is a task in itself and the whole process needs to be explained by an expert to understand what can or will happen in the process of a bite. Remember, the tug is drug and if you chum they will come. Tight lines! Born and raised in Islamorada, Capt. Drew Nobregas is a second-generation captain of the Keys. His father was a backcountry guide in Islamorada for 15 years and has instilled his love for fishing. More info on Nobregas and Fishy Business Islamorada Charters is at www. fishybusinessislamorada.com or 305393-2332.

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new dashboard is providing real-time information on water restoration projects and the water quality status of rivers, estuaries and other water bodies. This week, the state launched its new site, protectingfloridatogether. gov, which provides the current state of projects, as well as up-to-date information on the water quality at Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River. The initial version of Protecting Florida Together also focuses on blue-green algae, red tide and nutrient concentrations while providing updates on the task forces on red tide and blue-green algae. Less than 48 hours into office, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that outlined a $2.5 billion investment in Everglades restoration and protection of water resources, the formation of a blue-green algae task force, the addition of a chief science officer and a newly-established Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency, which looks to guide funding and strategies to address issues. DeSantis, who announced the new online dashboard Nov. 5, said it’s a

great step in moving the state toward more innovative and comprehensive ways to keep Floridians informed and involved. “Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida,” DeSantis said. “I’ve made this issue a priority.” Last month, vital Everglades restoration projects took a step forward as the Caloosahatchee West Basin Storage Reservoir, or C-43, was expedited. The reservoir will intercept and store water released from Lake O as well as local runoff to reduce harmful discharges that usually bring harmful algal blooms. The reservoir is expected to be complete by 2023. Another vital project in the Everglades Agricultural Area Restoration Project was also expedited recently with termination of a state lease with Florida Crystals for land. The project will send clean water south to the southern Everglades and Florida Bay while reducing damaging discharge events from Lake Okeechobee to the east and west coasts. The reservoir is anticipated to hold 240,000 acre-feet of water and include a new constructed treatment wetland, known as a Stormwater Treatment Area, to provide additional water quality benefits. Department of Environment Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein said the site demonstrates commitment to better communication, transparency and accountability in the way of water quality information and the state’s actions.

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. Sunday, Nov. 10 • Bacon Fest & Art Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, MM 81, Oceanside, Islamorada. • BPW Taste of the Islands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marathon Community Park. Monday, Nov. 11 • Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Fire Station 20, 81850 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada. • Monroe County Veterans Affairs hosts Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. at Murray Nelson Government Center, Key Largo. • Squid Dissection & Ink Drawing, co-hosted with Dolphins Plus, at 7 p.m. at Divers Direct, Key Largo. Teens can earn extra credit for science class, RSVP to 305-451-0118. Tuesday, Nov. 12 • The Key Players’ production of “Sin, Sex & CIA,” an American farce by Michael and Susan Parker; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7:30 p.m. at Key Largo Lions Club, MM 99.5, Oceanside. Thursday, Nov. 14 • Veterans town hall meeting at 1 p.m. at Murray Nelson Government Center, Key Largo. • Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m. at Key Largo Fisheries, Key Largo. F riday, Nov. 15 Stained Art class by local artist Maxine Trainer from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Islamorada Library. Class limit is 12 students, and register at 305-6644645. Materials fee is $75.


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FIRST STATE BANK KEY LARGO BRIDGE RUN THIS WEEKEND A runner holds his medal next to the First State Bank mascot, Moolah, after completing the Key Largo Bridge Run last year. The 10th annual run, presented by Keys Weekly, is set for Saturday, Nov. 9. Participants will run the iconic Jewfish Creek Bridge overlooking the Key Largo Bay en route to the finish line at Rowell’s Waterfront Park, MM 104, bayside. The racing begins at 6 a.m. with a half marathon. A 4-mile walk/run kicks off an hour later. More information is at www.keylargobridgerun.com or on Facebook. CONTRIBUTED

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Captain Bill Smith holds a bonefish in one hand and the fly he used to catch it in the other, as “Bonefish” Bonnie Smith looks on. JERRY WILKINSON COLLECTION/Contributed

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There have been some legendary fish tales born from the waters of the Florida Keys. Many of them are being celebrated in a new exhibit featured at the Keys History & Discovery Center, located on the grounds of Islamorada’s Islander Resort. “On Fly in the Salt,” presented by the American Museum of Fly Fishing, tells the story of American saltwater fly fishing from the surf to the flats. Legendary fishing guides from the Keys are certainly represented, including husband and wife, Captain Bill Smith and “Bonefish” Bonnie Smith. Captain Bill Smith, along with some 30 other people, rode out the killer Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 aboard the Sarasota. The barge had been moved inside a 1,000-foot canal that had been ordered to be dug out months prior – in case of just such an emergency. Heavy anchors attached to the barge with thick lines were secured deep within the mangrove thickets on either bank of the canal; everyone aboard survived the 200 mph winds and 17 feet of storm surge that mauled the Keys. Bill Smith, too, is documented as the first person to catch a bonefish on fly. The 8-pound fish was caught in the bayside shallows of Islamorada in the summer months of 1939. This feat, among a litany of others, is featured in the exhibit that runs through February. Brad Bertelli is curator of the Keys History & Discovery Center.

BRIEFLY Islamorada Fire Rescue to honor veterans Islamorada Fire Rescue will hold its annual Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, in Fire Station 20, 81850 Overseas Hwy. The public is encouraged to attend and honor military personnel and veterans. County Veterans Day ceremony at Murray Nelson Monroe County Veterans Affairs will host a Veterans Day ceremony to honor all who served on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Murray Nelson Government Center in Key Largo. The Key Largo School band will be playing a selection of patriotic songs, including the national anthem, “God Bless America” and “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.” The ceremony will include speaker John Donnelly, a U.S. Marine and Purple Heart recipient, and a Veterans Day video tribute of Old Glory. Monroe County veterans can

visit www.monroecounty-fl. gov/va for more information on local services or call 305-2955150. An aerial view of 1934 Key Largo The Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys’ president Jerry Wilkinson will present a bird’s eye view of Key Largo in 1934 through a series of aerial photos in a presentation next week. The program will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 in the Key Largo Library Community Room at MM 101.5 in the Tradewinds Shopping Plaza. A unique Upper Keys landmark, the Key Largo castle is highlighted in these photos. The castle was built the same time as the first Overseas Highway, 1926-28. The public is encouraged to attend and admission is free. For more information call Wilkinson at 305-896-6526.


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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.

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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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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / NOVEMBER 7, 2019 and toys, are only half of the story. “For some of these children, the only reason they can’t go to school is because they don’t have school supplies, making the chances for them to get out of the cycle of poverty slim,” said Brishke. “The school supplies in these boxes can give them the opportunity to alter their path.” This is why school supplies are required items in each shoebox. Other nonnegotiables include a toothbrush, washcloth, bar of soap, crayons, pencils, notebook, and at least one stuffed animal “because everybody needs something to hold, love and comfort.”

More than 50 volunteers descend upon John Pennekamp State Park to pack 250 boxes for Operation Christmas Child in an hour. OCC South Dade/Florida Keys Area is projected to provide around 5,300 shoeboxes this year to benefit children in need. VIDEO DAVE/Contributed

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f you knew there was a simple way to make the day – maybe even change the life – of a child in need, would you do it? With Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a Samaritan’s Purse project, hundreds of thousands of people — including many in the Keys — do just that every year. Operation Christmas Child is an international humanitarian and evangelical nonprofit organization that asks volunteers to pack shoeboxes for needy children. The boxes are collected and distributed to less fortunate children in orphanages, hospitals and schools in more than 100 countries affected by war, disease and famine. Last year, more than 10.5 million children received

these life-changing boxes. The First Baptist Church of Key Largo hosts several Operation Christmas Child packing parties every year, and Nov. 3 was their 17th annual party at John Pennekamp State Park. Of the 50-plus volunteers who attended, 14 were Coral Shores High School Interact Club students and several were parkgoers who checked out the event and asked to contribute. Acting like an assembly line, the group packed all 250 boxes in one hour. Marie Brishke, OCC area coordinator for South Dade and the Florida Keys, said the reach for this program is far and wide as every shoebox affects seven to 10 people on average, touching the souls of the children’s family, friends and community. The shoeboxes, which are filled with school supplies, hygiene items

Thinking about packing a box? The first thing to do is pick a standard-sized shoebox or plastic container and decide the gender and age group of the child you’re packing for (2-4, 5-9 or 10-14). Then ensure you have the necessities listed above and fill the rest of the box with anything you think the child could use. Of note, liquids and foods are prohibited, and an additional $9 donation is requested to cover shipping costs. Whether you pack one box or 10, you can drop off at First Baptist Church of Key Largo during National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25. For times, visit samaritanspurse. org and search “drop off locations.” If you’re not already sold on packing your own shoebox, Brishke encourages those to watch some YouTube videos, promising you won’t be able to finish them with a dry eye.

Interact Club members pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Those who pack a shoebox are encouraged to include a letter, description of themselves or a photo for the child who receives the gift. VIDEO DAVE/Contributed

Interested in volunteering? Operation Christmas Child is run on a volunteer basis and is always looking for more support. All help is encouraged whatever the capacity – a year-round position, like student relations or logistics, or short-term assistance during National Collection Week. For inquiries, contact Brishke at 305-451-2566.


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CORALS AND CARIBBEAN KING CRAB Crustacean could be key to restoration effort

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hey’re special plates that serve up the means for some important research. Thanks to funds generated from Mote’s “Protect Our Reefs” license plate sales, Phil Gravinese is hard at work at the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Research in Summerland Key, studying how a crustacean just might be able to assist in the restoration effort. Gravinese is a post-doctoral fellow who spent much of 2018 researching the mechanisms that contribute to stone crab stress and mortality during prolonged red tide exposure. With huge instances of red tide seen in recent years, Gravinese said it forced his hand to research the impacts. Experiments at the lab showed that crabs exposed to high-toxin red algae ate less and experienced a decrease in survivorship compared to a crab in normal seawater conditions. Even more concerning: prolonged exposure to toxic red tide can kill them outright. Today, Gravinese is studying how the Caribbean king crab is able to tolerate ocean acidification and elevated water temperature conditions. They’re known as the “mowers” of macroalgae, or marine algae located at the bottom of the water that are becoming more dominant with coral cover at historic lows and herbivore populations reduced. Gravinese said it was researcher and collaborator Jason Spodaro who showed lower macro algal cover on reefs when king crabs were present. And while that’s good for coral settlements, Gravinese said there are some unknowns about how crabs would fare with rising temperature and ocean acidification — something Mote and other organizations around the world are looking into. “We have some corals that are going to be winners and we’re going to have some corals that are going to be losers under climate change,” Gravinese said. “Is this crab one of these winners or losers? If it’s a winner, that bodes well for coral restoration. Based on this preliminary data that we have, and trends my collaborator has seen, if this crab species is tolerant to these acidified conditions or elevated temperature, we may be able to pair them with coral outplants and help to improve the restoration effort.” The laboratory at Mote contains female king crabs that produce eggs. Once hatched, larvae are picked and put into experimental treatments. Some are exposed to regular conditions while others are put into elevated water temps, low pH treatment, or both conditions. Gravinese checks them twice a day for molting or death. “If they molt, we measure size and look at the growth increment as well,” he said. “The larval and juvenile stages are when these invertebrates are most

sensitive to environmental stressors, as those are the stages when they’re developing physiology and mechanisms to tolerate change.” Research is still in the early stages, but Gravinese said he hopes king crabs show some kind of resiliency to the stressful conditions reefs are projected to see. “If they’re tolerant of those conditions, I think that’s a good sign for the potential restoration,” he said. “They’re easy to raise. We have technology to rear them up and we can outplant them out on the reef without corals, and hopefully, help corals survive and re-skin the reef to restore to its natural state.” Research wouldn’t be possible without funding and support from the specialty license plate grant program, as Gravinese said it’s a great source of revenue for Florida scientists to be able to support research, new ideas and things that never have been done before. “Protect Our Reef” license plates are $69.90 and can be purchased online at mote. org/reef-plate or at the local Tax Collector’ Office. Of that, $25 is donated to the Mote’s Protect Our Reefs program. Gravinese said king crabs will be on display for Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Founders Park. The event goes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with conservation and environmental exhibits, food, family activities such as fishing clinics, live bands and a live painting on stage by Pasta Pantaleo. More information is at moteoceanfest.org. Left: Shelby Perry uses tweezers carefully to expose the eggs of a Caribbean king crab female. TIFFANY DUONG/ Keys Weekly. Bottom: Shelby Perry, Phil Gravinese’s intern, holds up a Caribbean king crab. TIFFANY DUONG/Keys Weekly.


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FOOTBALL TEAM ENDS SEASON The Coral Shores football team closed out its season Nov. 1 in an away game, losing 48-21 at Somerset Academy at Pembroke Pines. The team, which finished with a record of 3-8, will return next season with a core of players, including quarterback Brian Lesko, running backs Chris Cooper and Lucas Dennis and linebacker Abel Silva. Among those playing in their final game were Carter Coussens, Gage Dennis, Yaxel Vallardes, Jeronimo ReynosoHeaton, Nick Berrios, Erik Eriksen, David Prouty, Joshua Prince and Victor Calderon. SHERRY COUSSENS/Contributed

A scene from ‘Sin, Sex & the CIA,’ involving stars Russ Holmes, Jimmy Pardinas and Markina Stuval. The play kicks off Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Key Largo Lions Club. CONTRIBUTED

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he Key Players performance of “Sin, Sex & the CIA” is set to entertain crowds beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Key Largo Lions Club. Huge oil reserves have been discovered in The Chagos Islands, a vast archipelago stretching for hundreds of miles across the Indian Ocean. OPEC is pressuring the Chagosians to join the cartel. The Chagosians, however, are interested in placing themselves under the protection of the U.S. A secret meeting between a representative of the islands and a U.S. undersecretary of state, Margaret Johnson, has been arranged in a CIA safe house in the mountains of Virginia. Unfortunately, no one knows who the island's representative really is. The play, produced and directed by Jonelle Kop, stars Russ Holmes, Jimmy Pardinas, Markina Stuval, Rhonda Crutcher, Jenny Brown, Jamie Evans and Kim Carter. Show times are Nov. 12, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. A Sunday, Nov. 17, matinee begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 at ticket outlets, including Key Largo Chocolates, MM 100.5, Shear Paradise, Cedar Towers Plaza, MM 99.3 and PostNet Store, Plaza 88, Islamorada. Tickets at the door and on Facebook are $18. More information at The Key Players’ Facebook page. —Weekly staff report

GET A TASTE Mark the calendar for Sunday, Nov. 10 because it’s time for the 22nd annual Taste of the Islands, presented by the Marathon chapter of Business and Professional Women. It will be held at the Marathon Community Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. So, yes, it’s back, and bigger than ever, this year.

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A THANK-YOU TO SERVICE On Monday, Nov. 11, the Florida Keys will pause to recognize those who served and fought to keep our country safe. Veterans Day originally was called Armistice Day and celebrated the formal ending of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. It’s now a national holiday observed for all honorably discharged U.S. military veterans. To all who served, thank you.

CHRISTOPHER MATTSON Hometown: Little Torch Key Service branch: U.S. Air Force Unit: 30th Security Forces Vandenberg AFB Rank at discharge: E-4 When did you enlist: April 1993 Years of service: 4-1/2 years What do you remember most about serving: During training, I won the award for top performer, as well as being deployed to Saudi Arabia. What’s your occupation? Florida Fish & Wildlife investigator. What about the Keys do you enjoy: The close-knit community. What do you love to do in the Keys: I love to dive.

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DOMENIC TOMEO Purple Heart Hometown: Vineland, New Jersey Service branch: Army Unit: 4th Infantry Division Rank at discharge: Staff sergeant. What do you remember most about serving: Vietnam truthfully screwed me up when I came home. The whole world had changed when I had came home. My good buddies were against the war. They looked at you and didn’t like you. What was your occupation after the war: I had a million different occupations. I did construction in the beginning up in New Jersey. I did block work. I was a laborer a lot of the time. I started selling cars in ’76. What about the Keys do you enjoy: I came to the Keys originally in 1990. I like the fresh air. That’s a good thing. I’m also glad there isn’t a bunch of industry down here.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Service Branch: U.S. Navy Unit: I served on the USS Coral Sea. I enlisted in 1952-53. Rank at discharge: About the same as when I went in. I was discharged in 1962. What do you remember most about serving: My dad died when I was overseas. My ship was everywhere, both the Atlantic and Pacific. Our ship tried to get through the Panama Canal and we couldn’t fit. I had a good time serving. What about the Keys do you enjoy: I fell in love with the palm trees. I moved to Miami in 1971 and the Keys in 1980. What do you love to do in the Keys: I like to fish and going to Caribbean Club.

JOHN DONNELLY Purple Heart Hometown: New York City Service branch: U.S. Marine Corps Unit: 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Rank at discharge: non-commissioned officer What do you remember most about serving: The whole war experience. What you begin to do is value the skillsets of fellow Marines. You trust and love the man to your left and to the right. It’s what sustains you when they’re with you and hurts you when they’re killed. What do about the Keys do you enjoy: I love the environmental beauty. I came down in 1974. What do you love to do in the Keys: I like to bicycle and swim.

RUSS ELLIS Hometown: Royal Oak, Michigan Service branch: Marine Corps Unit: Headquarters Squadron, First Marine Air Wing Tactical Directions Center When did you enlist: November 1965 Rank at discharge: Corporal E-4 What do you remember most about serving? Some of the things Domenic said, you can put ditto marks after these things. First thing, when I came home from Vietnam, November of ’67, the country had changed. It was a different world than the one I left when I joined the Marines. What was your occupation after the war: I couldn’t hold a job for 2-4 months. I went across the country several times and could not find a niche or a place. I sold cars at this one dealership, and I was there I think five months. I got a job at a Pep Boys store on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Later, I got a job working for a railroad company in Southern California, and couldn’t make that work, so I went to Michigan to work for a sewer construction company to put in lines. What do enjoy most about the Keys: The weather. In Michigan, we used to look forward to summers because there was always nice weather. In the Keys, it’s summer all the time. I enjoy the weather and fresh air and clear skies. What do you love to do in the Keys: I’ve been dabbling in cement, and maintaining vehicles is pretty much my hobby. I also like woodwork.

JASON KENDALL Hometown: Key Largo Service branch: Marines What unit: Multiple units Rank at discharge: Major When did you enlist: I enlisted in September 1996 How long did you serve: A little over 20 years. What do you remember most about serving: The camaraderie and friendship. What about the Keys do you enjoy most: I love the environment. What do you love to do in the Keys: I love to boat and fish.


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VETERANS DAY

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HERO SPOTLIGHT An ordinary guy who’s done extraordinary things

Fred Taylor, pictured left, received three Purple Hearts during his service in the Vietnam War. Born in Galveston, Indiana, Taylor serves today as administrator of Crystal Health Nursing & Rehab Center on Plantation Key. CONTRIBUTED

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Fred Taylor sits at his desk at Crystal Health & Rehab Center in Plantation Key as he looks back at the day he was awarded the Governor’s Medal of Merit by the Florida Cabinet and then-Gov. Rick Scott in 2018. “It was a great honor, and it’s nice to get them, but I always want to remember the men who were with me who didn’t come home,” said Taylor, an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. “I came home for some reason. I don’t know why.” Taylor is a recipient of three Purple Hearts following injuries sustained during combat. The first occurred April 1968 at a place known as Hamburger Hill with his unit, the 1st Air Cav. An ammo bearer for a machine gunner, Taylor was hit by a grenade with two pieces of shrapnel entering his leg. Months later, June 11 to be exact, Taylor was hit with artillery shrapnel in combat. “It was a large piece of shrapnel that put a hole in my back,” he said “I couldn’t use my arms or legs for a while.” The third injury was the most serious, he notes, as he was shot twice — once by a sniper in a tree with an AK-47, which hit him in the right leg, and another by a .51-caliber machine gun, which entered his left foot.

“One day I was laying on the bed when a nurse came in and said ‘What’s this about? You’re going to the presidential suite for what?’ I thought they had the wrong person, but she goes ‘Senator Smith requested you.’ I said, ‘Ma’am, I never met a senator.’ She goes, ‘Well, you have to go to the presidential suite tomorrow.’”


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“They (my unit) had to leave me there where I was shot because I was exposed. More could have been killed,” Taylor recalls. “They had to pull back and withdraw. It was up to me to crawl to where I could get help. If I remained there, I would have just died there.” “My leg was north and south, but when I looked, it was going east and west,” he continues. “I had to rely on my Army training to get me out of there. There were times training was hard and you didn’t like it. Thank God I got it. I relied on it, and all I had left was my left fingers and heel. I had to crawl by clawing the ground and pushing with my left foot and heel. I eventually crawled to a spot where I could be rescued.” Taylor ended up spending six long months recovering in the hospital in Washington, D.C., where he went through therapy and treatment. And while it was grueling and painful, Taylor recalls some pretty interesting moments during his stay. “I took therapy in the hospital Monday, Wednesday and Friday,” he said. “We’d be in this giant room where they’d take care of lots of people. A lady used to lie on the table for therapy next to me as they’d freeze my knee and pack it with ice. It was painful, but I refused to get satisfaction in groaning and moaning.” One day, Taylor said he was sitting and waiting for treatment when he got a pat on the arm from the same woman. “She said, ‘It’s very nice to meet you’ and rolled away. I thought I’d see her again,” he said. “One day I was laying on the bed when a nurse came in and said ‘What’s this about? You’re going to the presidential suite for what?’ I thought they had the wrong person, but she goes ‘Senator Smith requested you.’ I said, ‘Ma’am, I never met a senator.’ She goes, ‘Well, you have to go to the presidential suite tomorrow.’” Taylor said he wanted to ask the lady who patted his arm down at therapy about it. But she never showed up. It wasn’t until his visit to the presidential suite that he saw the lady he met down in the therapy room. It was U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, who was the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. “I go, ‘Ma’am, I didn’t know you were a senator.’ She said, ‘We’re all patients. We’re all the same here.’ They lifted me up and put me on a chair, with my leg under an ottoman,” he recalls. “They brought silver cups and saucers and we started sipping on coffee, and she says she’s on the Senate Armed Services Committee and wanted to know more about the M-16 rifle since she wasn’t getting the straight story from the generals. I said ‘those magazines are crap. We couldn’t put more than 18 in because the spring wasn’t strong enough to push the bullets.’” Taylor was called up two more times to meet with the senator before he was discharged Dec. 3, 1968. While wanting to wear his uniform upon leaving, he was told by the Secret Service that it wouldn’t be a good idea. “Even with Purple Hearts and awards, they were afraid people would say bad things,” he said. “They went and bought me clothes so I could go home. I never wore my uniform after I was shot in June.” Upon discharge, Taylor devoted much of his life to military veterans. His work and dedication led him to receive many awards and recognitions that include the James Dean Foundation’s Humanitarian Award; the National Infantry Association’s Order of Saint Maurice Medallion for his lifetime achievements on behalf of veterans; and the Sagamore of the Wabash as presented by then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for his work across the state, to name just a few. He also received distinguished-alumni awards at his high school and college. In 2000, he was elected National Commander of the Purple Heart organization to represent the interests of America’s combat-wounded vets. In 2013, he was recognized for volunteering 10,000 hours of service to vets. In 2016, he was inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame. A year later, he was inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame to make him the only vet in America to be inducted into two state Halls of Fame. Born in Galveston, Indiana, Taylor serves today as administrator for Crystal Health Nursing & Rehab on Plantation Key in

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ALTERNATIVES FOR VETERANS Groups, non-profits offer camaraderie, opportunities TIFFANY DUONG

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ohn Donnelly of the Upper Keys VFW is thankful for the outpouring of support for veterans throughout the Keys. “The collective goodness of the citizens living in the Florida Keys is beyond reproach,” he said. “Having been around the block, I’ve never witnessed such love and respect shown to our veterans.” Donnelly, a Purple Heart recipient, is referring to the many different services available to help bring our vets together and make their lives easier. The Weekly highlights some of these alternative services available throughout the Keys, ranging from fishing trips to free gym memberships to cash rebates on homes. Fish With a Hero – fishing trips Every year, the nonprofit brings wounded and disabled vets from around the country to Islamorada for world-class fishing with Worldwide Sportsman (Bass Pro Shops). To get involved or volunteer, email Capt. Mark Gibson at mgibson@ fishwithahero.com. The Long Walk Home – discount gym memberships Ron Zaleski walked the entire Appalacian Trail to create awareness for PTSD. He’s since walked barefoot across the country to petition for mandatory counseling. His nonprofit supports vets by bringing them down to swim with dolphins in exchange for work at their facility. They also support fishing trips through Fish With A Hero and subsidize gym memberships at Mack Gym in Key Largo. Active duty military receive 100% off gym memberships and vets receive 50% off, but if vets can’t afford the balance, The Long Walk Home will cover it in exchange for vets taking a mindfulness course. For more info email TheLongWalkHomeInc@ gmail.com or call 305-399-5354. Military Gold Sportsman’s License – hunting, fishing 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 and includes the hunting, saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing licenses; and the deer, wildlife management area, archery, muzzle-loading gun, crossbow, Florida waterfowl, snook and lobster permits. More info at https://myfwc.com/license/recreational/military-gold/. Veterans Ocean Adventures – sailing, diving and water adventures The group brings vets together to experience the healing power of water. They teach vets to sail, race, scuba, kayak and paddleboard, and host water-adventures where vets can hang out with each other and have fun in and on the water. More info at veteransoceanadventures.org, email info@ veteransoceanadventures.org or call Branson Rector at 305-389-6328 and leave a message. Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride – Bicycle Ride Annual bike ride every January in different parts of the Keys including Gilbert’s bridge, the 7-mile bridge, and into Key West for combat-wounded military veterans. Bicycles are provided with a police escort. More info at https://www.woundedwarriorproject. org/programs/soldier-ride. Monroe County Veteran’s Affairs – social and 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 http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/123/ Veterans-Affairs. Veteran’s 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). For more services, visit www.keysweekly.com


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COMMUNITY NEWS

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Rule change could be bad for Monroe County Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity, in conjunction with some Monroe County Commissioners, staffers and state legislators, under the auspices of Gov. Ron DeSantis and his cabinet, are on the verge of approving an exceedingly destructive "rule change" to Monroe County's Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The "rule change" these officials are seeking will injure and ultimately destroy the fragile aquatic ecosystem upon which we're dependent for life. This "rule change" if approved, will allow for the leveling of the "most environmentally sensitive lands" in the Florida Keys.  State and county officials are seeking ways to remove the Tier 1 land protections that have safeguarded these "sensitive land parcels" from development. Furthermore, they desire to weaken and/or eliminate the "area of critical concern" designation that has guarded and defended the Florida Keys from runaway development. Tier 1 properties located within our "area of critical concern" have been shielded from scarification by this invaluable designation. If these politicians and bureaucrats are successful in gaining approval for their sought-after "rule change", there will forever be an end to the circumspect guardianship afforded to the Florida Keys under our Tier 1 and area of critical concern protective status. The area of critical concern appellation assigned to the Florida Keys and our Tier 1 properties have been targeted for annihilation because of the greed and avariciousness of self-serving developers and corrupt politicians. Unfettered development without oversight and accountability will guarantee the Keys are forever transmogrified into a malignant wasteland.    Expansive development on our Tier 1 properties, with its overpopulation and vehicular traffic congestion, will place tens of thousands of our citizens in danger when hurricanes and storms strike our islands. Cluttered evacuations, on our one and only road in and out of the Keys, will expose evacuees to additional catastrophic injuries as they seek a getaway from impending harm.    Our degraded and insufficient infrastructure, along with all the vulnerabilities associated with low-lying coastal homes, crowded boating communities and abundant flood zoned neighborhoods cannot withstand and endure the additional stressors and hazards that will occur during hurricane season. If overdevelopment is sanctioned via the approval of a "rule change," that will authorize building on our Tier 1 green spaces. Scientific evidence documents the absolute necessity for the preservation of undisturbed green and natural spaces, if a community desires to remain healthy. City, county and state planners throughout the world are developing policies within their land management and growth planning teams that emphasize and advance the aforementioned scientific findings when making decisions on building, development and environmental design. Sound minds and penetrating legal insights are coalescing together to fight against this irrational and ridiculous "rule change". Perhaps, we'll be spared an ugly end to an existence once treasured, embraced and revered. Sincerely, John Donnelly Key Largo


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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 super-heated 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 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 spe-

cific 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 reduced 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.

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PURPLE PINKIES

1. Students at Key Largo School dip their pinkies in purple in recognition of Polio Plus International Day. CONTRIBUTED 2. A Key Largo student shows off her purple pinky as part of a Purple Pinky Project hosted by the Interact Club. CONTRIBUTED

Interact clubs raise $400 for Polio Plus International Day

3. Interact Club members at Coral Shores High School and teacher Carmen Kelley show off their purple pinkies. CONTRIBUTED

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ipping pinkie fingers into purple paint, Interact Clubs at Coral Shores High School and Key Largo School raised more than $400 in the battle against polio. Oct. 24 was World Polio Day as Interact students collected donations for immunizations to help eradicate polio in the world. The Purple Pinky money raised by students will go to Rotary International where it will be matched — dollar for dollar — by the Gates Foundation and used to fight polio around the world. The fight against polio is very close to being won. Frank Derfler, sponsor of the Coral Shores High School Interact Club from the Upper Keys Rotary Club, said it is active only in a few countries where cultures fight the inoculations that provide protection.  "I'm old enough to remember when the fear of polio shut down all community activities. If polio struck in a town, the town shut down. The parks closed. There were no events or parties,” Derfler said. “Through inoculations we have cleared polio from North America. Now, with the help of Rotarians in over 200 countries and the Gates Foundation, we are close to clearing polio from the world. The money raised by these students can make a difference."  Students dipped pinkies into purple paint onto a celebratory poster with every donation made. This is designed to mimic the marking of the pinkie finger with the Gentian Violet Ink, used to sign that a child has already received the polio vaccine and avoid duplication of the vaccine dose. The Interact Club is one of the largest and most active clubs in the school. Credit for its success goes to art teacher Carmen Kelly, who has been the school sponsor for more than a decade.    Natalie Ledoux’s environmental science class at Coral Shores raised the most money and will be congratulated with a pizza party for all. Every penny donated to a Rotary Club for a specific cause goes to that cause. Local Rotarians donate their time and business skills. There are no overhead expenses or administrative fees taken out of donations to scholarships, hurricane relief, or any other work sponsored by the local Rotary clubs.   The main objective of Rotary is service – to local communities, and throughout the world. In addition to humanitarian efforts, the Rotary Club of Key Largo has contributed locally to vocational and 4-year college scholarships, Habitat for Humanity, Coral Shores High School sports programs, KLS Safety Patrols, Take Stock in Children, Key Largo YMCA and other local youth and adult programs. The Upper Keys Rotary Club focuses on new generations and contributes nearly $200,000 in scholarships to students in the Upper Keys through the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market.

4. Coral Shores principal Blake Fry dips his pinky in purple for World Polio Day. CONTRIBUTED

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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

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CALLIE BLOOM Callie Bloom, a junior and threeyear member of the Coral Shores Canettes Dance team, is this week’s Upper Keys Weekly Female Athlete of the Week. “Callie is a standout powerhouse performer who always grabs your attention on the field,” said Canette sponsor Joanne Haddad. “Callie’s attitude, talent and work ethic make her an outstanding member of our team. She is also great at motivating other dancers to push harder and do their best in a positive and encouraging way. She always comes to practice with a great attitude and is able to lead and motivate others through example — something every coach wants to see in their athletes.” Bloom is very dedicated to her sport of dance. She not only dances, but also teaches hip hop at On Your Toes Dance Studio. She is a member of the Elite Competition dance team, which travels around the state of Florida. Along with her team, she has won numerous platinum and high score awards. In the community, Bloom has been involved in The Upper Keys Foundation-Hurricane Dorian Relief Mission. She volunteers at the Plantation Key Nursing home, performing and visiting with senior residents, but really enjoys working with younger dance students. Bloom also is dedicated to working with special needs kids. She is a volunteer at “Camp I Am Special,” where she spends 7 days over the summer working one on one, 24/7 with a child who has special needs. She considers it an extremely rewarding experience! Bloom possess a perfect 4.0 unweighted grade point average (4.382 weighted).

COLTON SNODGRAS Colton Snodgras, a senior standout and co-captain of the Coral Shores swim and dive team, is this week’s Upper Keys Weekly Male Athlete of the Week. “I can’t say enough good things about Colton,” said head swim coach Jon Olsen. “It’s been very gratifying to watch his steady progress over the past four years. This year he flourished in the pool and he provided a great deal of leadership for his team.” Snodgras advanced out of the districts in three different events. Lauded by coaches for both his speed and endurance, he competed in the 50M free, the 100M free and the 500M free while swimming legs of the 200M medley, the 200M free relay and the 400M free relay. “Colton is not just a great athlete, but a great teammate,” said associate head coach Kelly Kater. “Colton has willingly stepped into every event he has been needed in this season just as he has in seasons past. Not only has he worked hard to improve himself, but he has always been a team player; he’s always been there to encourage all his teammates. We are certainly going to miss him next year.” Snodgras has also starred in the classroom, where he possesses a perfect 4.0 unweighted grade point average and a 4.455 weighted GPA. He is trying to secure an appointment at the Naval Academy. His alternate plan is to attend the University of Florida. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the CSHS Math Club. Snodgras has also been very active in several Upper Keys Foundation community service missions. Most recently, he played a significant role in assisting with the Lighthouse Swim.


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WEEKLY INTERVIEW

UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / NOVEMBER 7, 2019

HOLLY HOUSER

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ANOTHER PAGE TURNED Longest-serving Monroe County Library employee celebrates 35 years

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hat began as a 20-hour-a-week part-time job has turned into 35 years of committed happiness and fulfillment. Norma Kula, director of libraries for the Monroe County Library System, recently celebrated a 35-year milestone, making her the longest-serving library system employee. Throughout her career, Kula has been an integral part of the Monroe County libraries. She worked her way up from a library assistant to director of libraries, a title she’s held since 1999; she manages and oversees the operation of all five Monroe County branches - Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine and Key West. In celebration of the milestone, Monroe County Mayor Sylvia Murphy and the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented Kula with her 35 years of service award. We recently sat down to learn more about Kula and see what she’s enjoyed as the director of libraries.

Full name? Do you have a nickname? Norma Kula. I’m sure my staff has some nicknames for me I haven’t heard! When I taught in Detroit, my staff called me “Footnote.” What brought you here to the Keys? My husband was an artist and we came down here a few times for shows and fell in love with it. We moved here in 1981. What do you love most about the Keys? Everything is so natural and open, the people are friendly, it has a fascinating history and water - I can’t swim but love being around water. Keys people have a certain unique quality, warmth and friendliness and you get the feeling sometimes that the whole Keys is one extended small town. How did you get involved with the Monroe County Library System? In 1984, I went to a meet-the-artist event sponsored by Friends of the Library and I got to talking with the manager of the Islamorada branch at the time. I asked casually if he was interested in a slightly-used librarian and they just happened to have an opening for a part-time library assistant - 20 hours a week, which is exactly what I was looking for.

Were you always an avid reader? Yes, my whole family loved books and reading. When I was young and I couldn’t sleep, I would sit on my dad’s lap and he would read me his Westerns, except he had to stop when I got old enough to let him know when he missed a word. I also used to make cards for my books so if my sister wanted to read one she would have to sign my card first. Did you always know you wanted to work in libraries? I went to college for Latin, philosophy and radio/television. After teaching English and Latin for a few years, both of which were not terribly rewarding, my mom suggested I go back to school to get my library degree. It was natural for me to become a librarian. After getting my master’s in library science, I worked in a few high school libraries in Detroit before moving here. What was your journey like through the Monroe County libraries? I started working at the Islamorada branch as a trainee. I had no intention of moving up at all, much less staying 35 years. But then when a 40-hour position opened up and they were hiring for it I thought, wait no - that should be my job. So I applied and became the full-time library assistant. Eventually I just crawled my way to the top, moving to the Key Largo branch and becoming director of libraries where I’m responsible for a little bit of everything.

Norma Kula, director of libraries, reaches a 35-year milestone with the Monroe County Library System. HOLLY HOUSER/KEYS WEEKLY


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What’s your favorite part about your job? Two things. One is when I get a letter from a patron who has something nice to say about how a staff member helped them in a special way. Second, I find it gratifying when my employees come up with new ideas or make an effort to revamp old ones. It really shows they are involved. Do you have a favorite story from your job you like to tell? We used to get a lot of bets from bars where a few buddies would be drinking and they’d disagree on something. Then they’d place a bet on who’s right and call us to find the answer. One of the most interesting questions I had was when a patron wanted to know what sandwiches Charles Lindbergh had with him on his flight. Do you have a favorite book? Not really. I’ve read a lot of books I’ve enjoyed and books I really enjoy, I don’t mind reading a second or third time.

How does it feel to be the Monroe County library’s longest-serving employee? It feels sort of strange in a way. It’s not like I set a goal when I started to be here 35 years. Then all the sudden there it was. It feels like it went by quickly but in a good way.

The title of my autobiography would be … Chapter One.

You’ve hit 35 years. What do you do now? I would love to continue working here long enough to see the new Marathon library opening.

Working for the library is … challenging and rewarding.

When not working, what are you doing? Enjoying the sunsets, feeding my cat and somehow I’ve been adopted by squirrel colonies so I’m feeding squirrels twice a day. I have an average of 15 to 20 gather on my porch and even more on the weekends. Don’t ask me how they know it’s the weekend. Finish these sentences…

My favorite book genre is … pretty vast. I enjoy some romance, historic romance, mysteries, brutal killings, serial killers, cozy mystery types, non-fiction.

My co-workers would say I love … the library and all that it does and the people who work there. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is … pretend I didn’t hear the alarm. Something I couldn’t live without is … the library staff - if I didn’t have the staff I’ve had over the years, we wouldn’t have made the progress we have made. Oh and perhaps, white chocolate.

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FISHING

UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / NOVEMBER 7, 2019

KEYS KIDS CATCH ’EM

Grand Champion Caleb Bokor weighed in the largest fish of the tournament, a 17.4-pound amberjack. Bokor took home a framed Pasta Pantaleo print. CONTRIBUTED

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ne hundred twenty Keys kids 10 years and younger participated in the 22nd annual Keys Kids Fishing Derby on Sept. 29 hosted at the Lorelei. Junior anglers pay no fee to participate in this event. They may fish in one of three different divisions – offshore, shoreline or backcountry – and awards are given for three different age groups in each of these divisions. Grand Champion Caleb Bokor weighed in the largest fish of the tournament, a 17.4-pound amberjack. Bokor took home a framed Pasta Pantaleo print, a tackle box from World Wide Sportsman, a buff and sunglasses from Flying Fisherman, along with a tournament trophy, award certificate, brand new fishing rod, as well as other prizes, along with a story to tell for years to come. Walker Vance, 4, caught a 0.7-pound yellowtail for first place in the 0-4 age group, and Blake Vance weighed a 0.8-pound yellowtail to win the 5-7 age division. The Most Outstanding Catch award went to Zach Swensson, who released a snook and goliath grouper to win a pile of prizes. Over half of the anglers registered for the shoreline division, including 3-year-old Lilly Thurkettle. She caught a 0.8-pound grunt winning on time over Ivy Vance, 1, who caught a 0.8-pound snapper right at the docks of the Lorelei. The fish were released immediately after being weighed in. The largest fish caught from shore was a 1.2- pound snapper released by 5-year-old Arlo McBay. Angler Zane Wampler, age 8, weighed a 1.1-pound snapper to win his division. At age 10, it was Natalie Goodwin’s last year to fish, but she went out in style with a 9.3-pound Jack to win her division with the largest fish in the backcountry. Other winners in the backcountry include Camden

Goodwin, 6, with a 3.4- pound Jack, and Phoebe Miller, 4, with a 1.6-pound snapper. “Tournament founder Kathy Lewis was with us in spirit,” said tournament director Dianne Harbaugh. “I miss her tremendously. The Keys Kids Derby’s main purpose is to educate young anglers. We have tackle available here at the Lorelei for kids that would normally not have a chance to go fishing. This is the best day of the year, just watching these kids have fun catching and releasing fish. “ The Lorelei chummed the waters with chum supplied by Tackle Center of Islamorada. Tackle Center also supplied all the bait. Mangrove Mike’s supplied donuts, muffins, juice and coffee to get the day started. World Wide Sportsman donated tackle boxes for all the winners. Sportsman’s Adventures donated all the ditty bags. David and Bobbi Wirth gave custom painted hats for the anglers. Flying Fisherman donated sunglasses and Pasta Pantaleo backed,

OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION Caleb Bokor Age 10 17.4-pound amberjack Outstanding Catch Zach Swensson Age 9 release of a snook and goliath grouper BACKCOUNTRY DIVISION 0-4 Age Division 1st Place Phoebe Miller 4 1.6 snapper 2nd Place Haley McCadie 3 0.9 snapper 3rd Place Gusty Babino 3 0.5 grunt 5-7 Age Division 1st Place Camden Goodwin 6 3.4 Jack 2nd Place Dylan Ramirez 6 2.8 Jack on time 3rd Place Julian Robertson 5 2.8 Jack on time 8-10 Age Division 1st Place Natalie Goodwin10 9.3 Jack 2nd Place Zach Swensson 9 2.7 Jack 3rd Place Keller Blackburn 10 1.0 Jack SHORELINE DIVISION 0-4 Age Division 1st Place Lilly Thurkettle 3 0.8 grunt on time 2nd Place Ivy Vance 1 0.8 snapper on time 3rd Place Liam Valle 3 0.7 snapper 5-7 Age Division 1st Place Arlo McBay 5 1.2 snapper 2nd Place Noah Garcia 7 1.1 snapper on time 3rd Place Liam Griffith 7 1.1 grunt on time 8-10 Age Division 1st Place Zane Wampler 8 1.1 snapper 2nd Place Leah Fleming 9 0.9 grunt 3rd Place Hudson Wampler 9 0.8 snapper on time

A young angler picks out his rod as he prepares to fish in the annual Keys Kids Fishing Derby. CONTRIBUTED

bagged and supplied prints for all the winners. MJ Hudson took all the pictures. Local captains came by to help the kids and volunteers helped bait hooks, keep score, check in anglers and hand out awards. — Contributed

OFFSHORE DIVISION 0-4 Age Division 1st Place Walker Vance 40.7 yellowtail snapper 2nd Place None Rough conditions 3rd Place None 5-7 Age Division 1st Place Blake Vance 0.8 Yellowtail Snapper 2nd Place None Rough conditions 3rd Place None 8-10 Age Division 1st Place Sage Irish 5.8 kingfish 2nd Place Rhett Bynum 1.4 yellowtail snapper 3rd Place Walker Lynn 0.8 yellowtail snapper

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGIST TO SPEAK ON CARIBBEAN ECOLOGIES AT DIVE MUSEUM

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istory of Diving Museum is having its final Diving With a Purpose event, “Archaeology, Diving, and the Legacy of Slavery in the U.S. Virgin Islands,” on Saturday, Nov. 16. While much has been written about the history of slavery in the Americas, few have explored its environmental legacy. Drawing from years of research in the U.S. Virgin Islands, maritime archaeologist Justin Dunnavant will argue that development of sugar plantations and intensive rum production have hurt marine and terrestrial ecologies in the Caribbean. He also will discuss the most recent sustainable archaeology project in St. Croix, which attempts to train the next generation of cultural and natural heritage stewards through scuba diving and archaeology. Dunnavant is a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University and a former post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He

Justin Dunnavant has assisted with the documentation of the Slobodna and Acorn wrecks as well as the search for the slave ship Guerrero. He also is co-founder and president of the Society of Black Archaeologists, and an AAUS Scientific SCUBA Diver. CONTRIBUTED

holds a bachelor’s in history and anthropology from Howard University and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Florida. Dunnavant has conducted archaeological research in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Belize, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and The Gambia. As a regular participant and instructor in Diving with A Purpose’s maritime archaeology training program, he is developing his skills in maritime archaeology. Working with DWP, he has assisted with the documentation of the Slobodna and Acorn wrecks as well as the search for the slave ship Guerrero. In addition to his archaeological research, he is co-founder and president of the Society of Black Archaeologists, an AAUS Scientific SCUBA Diver, and consults for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The presentation begins at 10 a.m. at History of Diving Museum. After the presentation, there is an optional afternoon trip from Islander Girl Snorkel & Tours to the underwater archaeological site San Pedro. Participants can snorkel around the remnants of the ship’s ballast pile and seven replica cannons placed on site, which is included in the National Marine Sanctuary’s underwater heritage trail. Event fees: $15 includes morning presentation and museum admission, Museum members & dive/snorkel participants are admitted free. $30 snorkel fee for museum members; $45 fee for non-members. Fee includes snorkel equipment, towel, snacks and drinks. Registration for the presentation and/or snorkel trip is available from the museum at 305-664-9737 or programs@ divingmuseum.org. — Contributed

New anglers become winners at "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" More than 50 aspiring anglers came from Florida as well as other states to learn from the pros at the award-winning "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Keys University, held Oct. 18-20 at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier. Top offshore fishing award was given to Stacey Hammes, pictured, of Berlin, New Jersey, who caught a 13-pound skipjack tuna on Capt. Kenny Spaulding’s Caribsea. Top inshore fisher was Nadine Thompson, of Islamorada, for snook on Capt. Chris Hanson’s Scales 2 Tales. Top Party Boat award was given to Janet Richards, Jupiter, for 16-inch red grouper release. CONTRIBUTED


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SEEN AROUND TOWN

UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / NOVEMBER 7, 2019

SENDING ‘SPLINTER’ HOME

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RESCUED SEA TURTLE RETURNS TO THE OCEAN

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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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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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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-19 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: 2017/1387 Alt Key No: 8764022 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00415140-000150 Description of Property: UNIT K-2 OCEAN HARBOUR, A CONDOMINIUM OR1202-455 OR1445-2139/41 OR2395316/17L/E OR2791-895D/C OR2791-893 OR2791-894 Name in which assessed: VADINI MICHAEL A 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 2019-20 Notice is hereby given that KEYS TAX FUNDING LLC - 17 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: 2017/1104 Alt Key No: 1437913 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00356230-000000 Description of Property: BK 1 LT 79 AMENDED PLAT OF FLAMINGO ISLAND ESTATES BOOT KEY PB5-121 OR545329 OR759-552 OR762-569C OR1091-163 OR1443-123 OR1443-124 OR1443-123 OR1443-124 OR1813-1807R/S OR2782-117/21 OR27901043/46 Name in which assessed: BLANTON SPENCER C 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

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-21 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: 2017/1022 Alt Key No: 1426288 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00348500-000000 Description of Property: BK 3 LTS 34-35 22 LIDA SUBD FIRST ADDN PB4-103KEY VACA OR499-241 OR661309 0R771-515 OR1018-1139 OR1173-144 OR1510-839 OR1679-1283/84 OR1902836C OR2157-2076/77 OR2700-339 Along with MOBILE HOME NAME HS MANUFACTURER DETROIT YEAR 1960 ID NUMBER CK10WCAP10950 TITLE NUMBER 9164294 TAG NUMBER R187813 Name in which assessed: HOLBERT PAMELA DANIELS BENJAMIN C 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 2019-22 Notice is hereby given that KEYS TAX FUNDING LLC - 17 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: 2017/961 Alt Key No: 1415014 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00337360-000000 Description of Property: BK 5 LT 12 MARATHON BEACH PB2-21 OR457-967 OR1180-1766 OR12061908D/C OR1243-2064 OR2102-1406ORD OR21021407/10WILL OR2175299/300ORD Name in which assessed: WILLIAMS ESTELLE BATTLE SARAH WILLIAMS VERONICA TUCKER JOHNETTA WILLIAMS MAGGIE C/O WILLIAMS MAGGIE All of said property being in

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-23 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: 2017/580 Alt Key No: 1197939 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00152410-000000 Description of Property: BLK 11 LOT 8 JOHNSONVILLE SUB PB1-53 BIGG COPPITT OR286-183/184 OR977-1311 OR1157-1138 OR1329-1266/67 Name in which assessed: BUSLOFF LARRIE 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 2019-24 Notice is hereby given that FCAP AS CUSTODIAN FOR FTCFIMT, LLC FL TAX CERT FUND I MUNI TAX, 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: 2017/410 Alt Key No: 1131466 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00111000-000000 Description of Property: 25 66 29 BIG PINE KEY PT GOV LOT 1 OR412944/947Q/C OR538-172/173 OR814-2116(ORDER) OR8301350/1351 OR1380-778/789 (PROBATE) OR13111214/1216D/C OR13361615/17/P/R OR1450-87/89P/R Name in which assessed: KNOWLES MELANIE C

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED 2019-25 Notice is hereby given that FCAP AS CUSTODIAN FOR FTCFIMT, LLC FL TAX CERT FUND I MUNI TAX, 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: 2017/409 Alt Key No: 1131318 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00110850-000000 Description of Property: 25 66 29 BIG PINE KEY PT LOT 1 F1-30 F5-365 J1-168 J1-191 PROBATE COUNTY JUDGES SERIES 3-PB11 OR412-944/48 OR1044238 OR1380-778/89PROB OR1336-1613/14/P/R OR145085/86P/R Name in which assessed: SHAMLEY LEIGH ANN KNOWLES KNOWLES NORMAN KEITH SHAMLEY LEIGH ANN KNOWLES 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 2019-26 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


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Name in which it is assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 2017/248 Alt Key No: 1081370 Date of Issuance: June 1, 2017 RE: 00075780-000000 Description of Property: BK 10 S 1/2 LT 33 KEY COLONY BEACH 1ST ADDN AMD PLAT PB4-11 SHELTER KEY OR472323/27 OR760-1376 OR7931063 OR1124-1817/19 OR11241820/21 OR1106-1899/1901 OR1169-1855 OR1237-567/59 OR1734-803AFF OR2034-1017 OR2053-460 OR2053-461 OR2389-929/30 OR2547-28 Name in which assessed: RAFULS MARK J 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

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

days prior to the scheduled meeting; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711”. Dated at Key West, Florida this 4th day of November, 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

NOT required. This Notice is intended to correct this error. Publish: November 7, 2019 The Weekly Newspapers

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 • 305.743.0844 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

since acquired in 06/2010 at 55k miles. No extra charge for Keys patina. wbl23@sbcglobal.net for photos & maint. record. Located in Marathon.

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.

EMPLOYMENT

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.

AUTOS WANTED

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,


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • 305.743.0844 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

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:

www.noblehousehotels.com/careers

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

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

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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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES •

305.743.0844

The Guidance/Care Center, Inc. a division of

“Uplifting the human spirit since 1973”

THE GUIDANCE/CARE CENTER, Inc.

NOW HIRING

Marathon, Big Pine Key & Stock Island Locations $15 per hour to start FT Employees are eligible to participate in our health, dental, vision, Life Insurance. PTO and Profit Sharing is available to every member of our team (conditions apply). HOW TO APPLY: Go to mytomthumb.com or call Cleveland (786) 295-5307.

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

KEY WEST Behavior Health Therapist (Children) Case Manager Crisis Counselor Data Clerk Front Desk Specialist (Bilingual a +)

MARATHON

RNs and LPNs (3 shifts) (PT& FT) (Lead) & Behavioral Health Technicians (3 shifts) Peer Support Specialist (2), (base location flexible) Maintenance Specialist Driver CDL (base location flexible) Crisis Counselor Assisted Living Night Monitor (free housing!) Assisted Living Direct Care Worker Drop In Technician Care Coordinator (Family)

KEY LARGO

Detention Deputy Trainee: The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is accepting Preliminary Applications for Detention Deputy Trainee Academy starting January 2020. Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will pay for your new career (tuition, books, salary). Preliminary Applications must be completed and received by December 6, 2019. Starting salary $37,236. Apply on line at www.keysso.net or contact Charles Slebodnick at cslebodnick@keysso.net or 305 292-7044. EEO/AAP.

Identification Technician

Background and drug screen req. GREAT BENEFITS!

MCSO is seeking candidate for Identification Technician. Position deals with technical police work involving classification, search and comparison of fingerprints. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor or advanced degree in forensic science from accredited college or university or minimum of two years professional experience in Friction Ridge discipline in accredited forensic laboratory or accredited law enforcement agency. International Association for Identification certification may substitute for college education and Professional experience in Friction Ridge discipline may substitute on a year-for-year basis for required college education.

Check out all available positions at: www.westcare.com EEOC/DFWP

Starting salary $35,046.00. Applicants must fill out online preliminary application at www.keysso.net . Please email resumes to cslebodnick@keysso.net or fax to (305) 292-7159. Contact Charles Slebodnick at (305) 292-7044. EEO/AAP

Immediate opening for a HVAC Service Technician

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

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

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

Apply in person

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

Community Action Team Leader (base location flexible) Adult Case Manager

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

Excellent Benefit Package

EOE/m/f/d/v

Key West, Sugarloaf and Upper Keys (3 work locations) • No Experience Required • Benefits • CDL Training Provided work as a Bus Aide while training • Full Time or Flexible Part Time Hours 6 to 9 am or 1 or 2 to 5 pm Apply online: www.keysschools.com

JOB OPENINGS

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE

GUEST SERVICE AGENT TELEPHONE AGENT NIGHT AUDITOR BELLMAN

We are now hiring for the following positions:

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

EOE m/f/d/v

Excellent Benefit Package EOE M/F/D/V

SCAN FOR JOB

Please email resume to hr@spottswood.com


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LET’S DO BUSINESS - 305.363.2957 y’s www.KeysSlidingGlassDoorRepair.com And Sliding Glass Door Repair Roller Maintenance Track Maintenance Door Alignment Security Pins Safety Locks Handles

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Residential Loan Officer

We Also Repair & Replace Patio Door Screens

99198 Overseas Highway, Suite 11Key Largo, Fl 33037 Phone 305.224.4980, Cell 305.766.0643 NMLS #378048 lfeliciano@centerstatebank.com

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STATE CERTIFIED THATCHING CONTRACTOR CYC 000002

Liz Samess Interiors

FRESH FLORIDA LOBSTERS FROM THE NICHOLS CREW DIRECT TO YOU

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LIVE $9.00 A POUND TAILS $9.00 EACH

MARCH HARE MARINE SERVICES CERTIFIED MARINE SURVEYS

Design, Decorating, Drafting, & More…

MASTER MARINE SURVEYOR SERVING ALL THE KEYS

Liz Samess Interior Designer

office:

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

cell: e-mail:

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

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Your local, residential lending expert!

Call 305.495.6000 for a FREE Consultation

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

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SOLAR DONE RIGHT! CALL US FOR A FREE HOME ESTIMATE

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

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

Sportfishing Adventures

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

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METAL ROOFING

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UPPER KEYS WEEKLY / NOVEMBER 7, 2019

HUGE SUCCESS FOR HOPE TOWN

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usicians from Nashville, California and the Keys came together for a day’s worth of music, drinks and good times on Nov. 2 for the Help for Hope Town 2.0 benefit concert at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina. Headlined by singer-songwriter David Lee Murphy, the event saw performances from the likes of Micah & the Barstool Sailors, rising Nashville singer Kylie Frey, the Southern California band The Wheeland Brothers, and more. Over $30,000 raised from the event will go to Southeast Rescue & Relief, a nonprofit that gets donations into the hands of the people in need. —Weekly staff report

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1. David Lee Murphy takes the stage to sing the likes of “Big Green Tractor” that he wrote for Jason Aldean and his hit songs like “Party Crowd” and ‘90s No.1 “Dust on the Bottle.” 2. Young country pop singersongwriter Kaitlyn Weathers, of California, takes to the stage with The Wheeland Brothers. 3. A performer on stilts entertains a young attendee at Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina during the Help for Hope Town 2.0 benefit. 4. Kelly Perepelkin dishes out Florida Keys Brewing Co. beer throughout the afternoon. Beer sales went to support Southeast Rescue & Relief, a nonprofit that gets donations into the hands of people in need. 5. This painting by Pasta Pantaleo was put up for bid with proceeds benefiting Hope Town. 6. Event organizers Timmy and Sam Arce take to the stage to express their thanks to all who came out. The Arces have been instrumental in raising funds and collecting items for the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian, as well as other past natural disasters.

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