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CORONA CASES RISE

8 REPORTED; NUMBERS EXPECTED TO GROW JIM McCARTHY

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ases testing positive for COVID-19 in Monroe County doubled over the span of a day, with four new cases reported March 25 to bring the total to eight as of 5:30 p.m. Per the Florida Health Department, seven cases are travel-related while one was determined as communityacquired. Four cases involve Key West residents, three are related to Key Largo residents and one is a non-Florida resident (location not specified per health department guidelines.) Of the cases, four are male and four are female; they range from the ages of 20 to 80. Two of the cases are currently hospitalized; no deaths have occured as of March 25 at 5:30 p.m. The first case in Monroe County, reported by the health department on March 19, involved a 72-year-old female resident of Key Largo, who recently traveled to the United Kingdom. The individual is isolated at her residence and is expected to remain there until cleared by the health department. She’s expected to make a full recovery. Another case came March 23, of a 54-year old woman from Key West. All indications of this infection show that it was acquired during her travels to France. The person is isolated at her home and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by the department. She also is expected to make a full recovery. A third case involving a 52-year-old female from Key West was reported on the morning of March 24. Unlike the first two, the third case wasn’t associated with any travel overseas. The case is under investigation, the health department said. The individual is isolated at her home and will continue to remain isolated until cleared by the department. The fourth reported case came on the evening of March 24 and involved a 48-year-old male resident of Key Largo,

who recently traveled to Los Angeles. The individual is isolated at home and will continue to be until cleared. He is expected to make a full recovery. As for the four new cases reported March 25, an 80-year-male resident recently traveled to the Caribbean, while a 20-year-old female made a recent trip to France. A 54-year-old male resident and a 79-year-old male, who’s not a Florida resident, both made recent trips to New York. “Although the current case count reflects a majority being travel-related, the department strongly encourages

everyone to do their part — be vigilant. Actively social distance and stay home as much as possible, and wash your hands as much as possible,” said Alison Kerr, health department spokeswoman. Across the state of Florida, positive cases jumped to 1,682 — 1,583 involving Florida residents and 99 non-state residents. In its most recent report, the health department stated there were 215 new cases, 204 involving Florida residents and 11 non-state residents. Deaths in the state were at 22. Just over 1,400 are being monitored.

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STATE OF THE CITIES MUNICIPALITIES TAKING VARIETY OF MEASURES

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he most important thing to know is this: municipalities in the Florida Keys can take MORE restrictive measures than Monroe County during times of states of emergency, but not LESS. (See Monroe County’s status on page 8.) Each municipality is handling issues related to coronavirus a bit differently:

MARATHON

Short-term rentals have been suspended within the county. That includes short-term home rentals, City of Marathon Marina mooring balls, timeshares, RV site rentals, etc. The only exceptions are those with leases longer than a month or essential workers. The exceptions are health care workers or construction workers actively engaged on a live work site. Restaurants may offer only takeout or delivery of food and alcohol subject to existing licenses. City staff is, largely, working from home. The lobby of City Hall is still open, but residents are stopped there. All in-person meetings, permit submissions and pickups are suspended. A table has been set across the wide corridor and is topped with “in” and “out” boxes for plan and permit drop offs. No new vacation rental licenses will be issued until further notice. City beaches and parks are closed. Public boat ramps are closed to visitors. For more information, see the city’s facebook page by searching “City of Marathon.”

KEY WEST

The city has established a hotline that is staffed 24/7: 305-809-1101. Daily agendas on the city website allow public comment via the eComment feature. Mayor Teri Johnston and City Manager Greg Veliz will read the eComments daily and film a Spotlight segment addressing concerns. These will be available daily on the City’s website, Facebook page, Comcast Channel 77 and AT&T Channel 99. Key West enacted more stringent restrictions than the rest of Monroe County at the start of the outbreak, closing popular gathering places on March 17: the city-owned Smathers Beach, the Southernmost Point monument and Mallory Square, where the nightly Sunset Celebration occurs. City officials on March 17 ordered the closure of bars and limited restaurants to takeout and delivery.

Bus route changes: Lower Keys Shuttle reduced hours to 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The last northbound from Caroline and Grinnell streets is at 5:54 p.m; last southbound from Marathon is 5:34 p.m. Red and Orange routes are indefinitely suspended; Blue and Green routes are on Sunday schedule. The Duval Loop is indefinitely suspended. Bus rides should be limited to essential trips, such as for medical needs and groceries. Fares have been suspended. Key West Transit has indefinitely suspended in-person services at the Transit Facility on College Road. Customer service is still available by calling 305809-3910. Buses are staffed with an individual who will continually wipe down surfaces. Key West officials are requesting that any business with the city be conducted remotely. For building permits, contact bldg@cityofkeywest-fl.gov and use the eTrakit instructions. Pay parking tickets online at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov.

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All village administrative offices were closed to the public for at least seven days beginning March 24. This will be evaluated every seven days. The door to the building will be locked and customers may no longer drop off paperwork in the lobbies. Customers are strongly encouraged to use the CityView Portal for building permits, planning applications, code compliance and making payments. All parks in the village are closed with the exception of open spaces at Founders Park. Facilities such as basketball, tennis and pickleball courts, fields and walking trails may be used by individuals and small groups of people who live in the same household. Social distancing is urged. All beaches and other village parks, including Anne’s Beach and Library Park Beach, are completely closed. All restroom facilities at parks and beaches are closed. The area known as the Fills, from MM 77.5 to 79.8, and the boat ramp at Indian Key Fill are closed. Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina Boat Ramp and fuel docks are closed to all but marina residents. No new vessels will be admitted to the marina.

CLERK OF COURTS OFFICES ARE CLOSED The Monroe County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, Kevin Madok, has suspended all public walk-in and non-essential services at all three office locations, effective March 20. This directive will be reassessed in two weeks. Clerk employees will still be working with the 16th Judicial Circuit Court to continue proceedings that are deemed “mission critical” as defined in Administrative Order 2.077. The clerk’s office has also suspended all tax deed and foreclosure sales. Members of the public who are dropping off paperwork that requires a payment must pay with a check, money order or cashier’s check. The clerk continues to encourage the public to conduct business using available online services where possible. More information is at www. clerk-of-the-court.com or 305- 2923458, Key West; 305-289-6027, Marathon; or 305-852-7145, Plantation Key. CFFK ACCEPTING, DISTRIBUTING FUNDS The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) has announced that its Florida Keys Emergency Relief Fund will accept and strategically disburse funding to address COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts in Monroe County. Members of the community who wish to support aid to those affected by COVID-19 may donate to the fund at CFFK.org/HELP. Jennifer McComb, CEO of CFFK, credits Shery Cotton for her generous $25,000 contribution “which was the seed money to begin our COVID-19 relief efforts.” “The coronavirus is already affecting locals who depend on the tourism industry for their livelihood, many of whom are living paycheck to paycheck in an area with a high cost of living. Parents may need to stay home from work with their kids while schools are closed,” McComb said. All funds will be distributed through timely grants to charitable organizations for needs related to the impact of COVID-19 throughout the county. For more information, contact the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys at 305-292-1502 or visit www.CFFK.org/HELP.


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wo types of property insurance may help a business owner recoup some of the revenue lost during the COVID-19 crisis and closures, a Key West attorney said on Monday, March 23. And fortunately, Key West City Attorney Shawn Smith included specific language in the city’s emergency declaration that could help business owners with these types of coverage recoup some revenue. “There are two optional types of property insurance coverage — Business Interruption insurance and Civil Authority insurance,” attorney Darren Horan of Horan Law told Keys Weekly. “Both would be part of an overall property insurance policy, so that’s the first thing a business an owner should check is their policy documents.” Business Interruption Insurance kicks in when something other than a flood, fire or windstorm causes physical damage to the property and prevents the business from operating, Horan said. Civil Authority Insurance covers instances when the government forces a business to close. “Both types of coverage — and people can have one, both or neither — but they both require physical damage to the property, which is why it was so important for the city to include specific language in its emergency declaration stating that the virus causes physical property damage. That can only help business owners with these types

of coverage. Of course, it’s always a fight when dealing with insurance companies, but I’m glad Commissioner Clayton Lopez was at the meeting when I mentioned this needed language and brought it back to City Attorney Shawn Smith for inclusion in the city directive.” That two-page directive, issued March 21, states, among several other things, that the virus has a propensity “to attach to surfaces for prolonged periods of time, thereby spreading from surface to person and causing property loss and damage in certain circumstances... This order is given because of the propensity of the virus to spread person to person and because the virus physically is causing property damage due to its proclivity to attach to surfaces for prolonged periods of time….” Horan said he doesn’t know how many businesses have opted for those optional coverages, because many owners believe they’re sufficiently covered by fire, flood and windstorm insurance, “and the additional $2,500 per year, for each type of coverage seems unnecessary,” he said. But for those who do have the coverage, he advises to first gather their coverage documents and the city’s directive and contact their insurance agent as soon as possible. “That’ll get your foot in the door,” he said. “Your policy will dictate how much you’re entitled to, but it’s a first step. And if the insurance company denies the claim, the next step is litigation. And we can help with that.”


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DeSANTIS DIRECTIVE TAKES AIM AT RESIDENTS FLEEING FROM HOT SPOTS ORDER ADDRESSES PASSENGERS COMING TO MIAMI, FORT LAUDERDALE

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n a bid to curb residents fleeing from three northeastern states where shelter-in-place orders are in effect, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order March 23 to ensure they aren’t entering Florida and spreading coronavirus. The order, which took effect March 24, requires all passengers coming into Florida from the Tri-State area — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry, or for the duration of the person’s stay, whichever is shorter. The order doesn’t apply to airline employees or those performing military, emergency or health duties. Then on March 24, the governor took it a step further by ordering New York City passengers flying into the state to report their recent contacts with people before they self-isolate. At the epicenter of the coronavirus is New York with more than 25,000 confirmed positive cases in the state — close to 15,000 of them from New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a stay-athome executive order on March 20 statewide to control the spread of the novel coronavirus. As a result of the order in New York, DeSantis acknowledged the flood of people from the state and New York City who were fleeing. When the epidemic flared, flights went down substantially, to around 20 a day, from the Empire state to the Sunshine state. Fast forward to March 23, when 197 flights came from New York to Florida. Many of those were coming to south Florida, DeSantis acknowledged. He said the National Guard is in place at the Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports. Incoming passengers will be asked to provide info to the Guard. They’ll also receive information to self-isolate.

Passengers check into their flight at the Key West Airport terminal on March 21. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly

“That’s the only way we can be sure that the virus is not going to be introduced into Florida and then spread,” DeSantis said following announcement of his executive action. “Hopefully, that will be a deterrent for people if you’re just simply trying to escape here to avoid restrictions put in place in your own state. … That’s probably not a good idea.” Per the executive order, any person who violates the isolation or quarantine directed by the Department of Health will commit a second-degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by 60 days in jail, a fine not to exceed $500, or both. The Florida Department of Health is coordinating with the state Division of Emergency Management on the order. DeSantis said personnel from the health department will be meeting with passengers upon arrival to conduct temperature checks and instruct them to self-quarantine. DeSantis said the directive and resources needed to enact the order will expand to smaller airports, but did not give a time frame. “We’ll take the information and share with local communities to ensure we keep an eye on the folks who may be affected,” he said. As for the Key West International Airport, county director of airports Richard Strickland said it didn’t receive any personnel from the health department as of March 24. During a morning conference call with press, Strickland said three passengers from a Newark flight were handed a copy of the executive order when they arrived in Key West just before 11:30 a.m.

“This is day 1 of the event,” he said. “At this time, we have not been directed to do anything. The specific instruction I received was to wait until you had the Department of Health there. I even called Emergency Management up in Tallahassee to check with them. The full allocation of the health department to roll the order out went to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando because it’s day 1 of the event.” Over the last two weeks, Strickland said inbound flights to Key West are seeing anywhere from four to 12 passengers, while outbound flights have been between 60 and 76. “Flights were coming relatively empty but leaving full,” Strickland said. Cancellations on the day of the flight are becoming a new phenomenon in order to consolidate passengers with so few flying, Strickland said. Flights from LaGuardia International Airport are only seen on weekends. Weekday flights come in from Newark, Chicago, Tampa, Orlando, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte and Miami. “We’re talking two flights a day (from the Tri-State area) down here. Yesterday there were 197 flights from that area into the state of Florida. Luckily we only have two,” Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi said. “This is not really related to us even though it’s going to help us. But it’s really for the Miamis and the Fort Lauderdales of the world. … They’re trying to control folks coming into here.”


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s the health crisis has become a financial one, the state is making it easier for eligible small businesses to apply for Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans. Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program to funnel emergency capital to small business owners suffering from coronavirus-caused shutdowns and closures. DeSantis noted that while health and safety remain tantamount, he understands “mitigation strategies will harm small businesses.” He added, “By activating the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, we are providing the opportunity for Florida’s small businesses to receive cash immediately to ensure they can lessen the impacts felt as a result of COVID-19.” Now, it’s even easier to apply for this much-needed cash. The loans are short-term (one-year), interestfree and up to $50,000. They’re designed to help business owners bridge the gap between the time the economic impact occurs and when the business secures other financial resources, including payment of insurance claims or longer-term Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. To qualify, a small business must: • Be located in Florida; • Have 2 to 100 employees affected by COVID-19; • Have been established prior to March 9, 2020; • Demonstrate economic injury as a result of the virus; • Have repaid, in full, any previous Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan. Qualifying businesses should apply for the program in one of two ways: • Apply online and upload required supporting documentation or • Download an application, complete it and mail it with the required supporting documentation to: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, C/O Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, 107 E. Madison Street, MSC-160, Tallahassee FL 32399-4120. Applicants are advised to save a

PDF of the application and all materials submitted. Applications are due by May 8, 2020. The state has allocated up to $50 million for the program, which will be administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in partnership with the Florida SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corporation. “Small businesses are critical to our economy,” said Michael W. Myhre, CEO of the Florida SBDC Network. “We want business owners to know that we’re here to help and are committed to doing all we can to help them recover.” Florida SBDC business consultants, many of whom are Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) Certified Business Continuity Professionals, can assist small businesses through the loan application process and with other COVID-19-related challenges at no cost. Margie Smith, a consultant at FIU’s College of Business who serves the Florida Keys, sends applicants to the right place with an understanding of the eligibility criteria, reviews Florida Emergency Bridge Loan applications to make sure they are complete, and works with applicants to answer questions. “We ensure they have the right documents in the right format to expedite the process so they can hopefully sail smoothly through the local loan committees that determine funding decisions based on DEO criteria,” said Smith. “We also assemble and facilitate these loan committees.” Smith added, “Many businesses up and down the Keys have told me stories about how critical this bridge loan program was after Hurricane Irma to get them back up and running again as soon as possible. The purpose of the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program is designed to help business owners bridge the gap between the time of impact and when the business has secured long-term assistance.” Small businesses who have already applied for the bridge loan program in response to COVID-19 should not submit an additional application now. To contact Smith, please email margie.smith@floridasbdc.org.

MORE COVID-19 TESTING IN MARATHON ON SATURDAY

Earlier this week, Community Health Inc. set up a drive-through COVID-19 testing tent at Marathon Community Park. It will test residents again on Saturday, March 28, at a different Marathon location. SARA MATTHIS/Keys Weekly

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n March 22, about 50 Monroe County residents made use of Community Health Inc.’s drive through COVID-19 site at Marathon Community Park. Of those, three met the criteria to be tested, said Dr. Tony Amofah, CHI’s chief medical officer. CHI is setting up another testing day for Monroe County residents on Saturday, March 28 behind its brick and mortar facility located at 2805 Overseas Highway in Marathon. The testing will be done by appointment from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Residents are instructed to call 305-216-2107 or email keyscovid19@chisouthfl.org. The screening will be done over the phone, and then Keys residents who meet the criteria will be given an appointment time to show up in the parking lot behind CHI. “We will test them right away, but those patients won’t enter the center,” said Marianne Finizio, CHI’s vice president of communications. The CHI’s criteria for testing is whether or not a patient has traveled recently to an affected country, been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or is symptomatic (cough, fever or shortness of breath). Tested patients will be contacted by

phone, and also given information for a digital portal. Finizio said that anyone who enters either Keys clinic (Tavernier or Marathon) for regular service will also be screened. The Tavernier site has primary and pediatric appointments. The Marathon center offers primary care services, pediatrics, ob gyn, behavioral health (Friday), dental (emergency only) and lab services. CHI opened a testing site in Miami on March 18. In the first three days, it screened 700 patients and tested 170. The Doris Ison center in Cutler Bay is offering testing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to everyone, including Keys residents. The CHI’s criteria for testing is whether or not a patient has traveled recently to an affected country, been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or is symptomatic (cough, fever or shortness of breath). Tested patients will be contacted by phone, and also given information for a digital portal. Finizio said that anyone who enters the clinic for regular service — pediatrics, urgent dental health or behavioral services — will also be screened. CHI opened a testing site in Miami on March 18. In the first three days, it screened 700 patients and tested 170.


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COVID-19 testing available in Key West and Key Largo MANDY MILES

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large, handwritten sign at the entrance to Advanced Urgent Care on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West advertises “COVID-19 testing,” but an equally large stop sign at the front door prevents patients from going inside the center until they’ve spoken with a health care professional in the parking lot. Masked health care workers intercept and interview everyone who arrives at Advanced Urgent Care to determine whether they are at risk of having the virus that has changed the world in recent months. Anyone experiencing symptoms of a dry cough, shortness of breath and fever, and those who have been exposed to the virus through travel or close contact, are escorted to the facility’s outdoor testing tent in the rear of the parking lot, rather than admitted to the waiting room. Nurses at the tent will take vital signs and a medical history, and, if appropriate, will administer a nasal swab test, which takes two days for results. Patients will be advised to isolate themselves until the results come back. The same testing is available at the Advanced Urgent Care in Key Largo. Dr. Bruce Boros, owner of the urgent care facilities, said he is also awaiting new test kits that use a finger stick and small blood sample. Those results are available in 15 minutes.“We’ve tested about 25 people,” Boros said on Tuesday, March 24, but patient privacy laws prevent him from saying whether any had been positive. “But I do think this week is a crucial time period for the Florida Keys, given the timing of this virus, and the time that now has passed since we had large groups of tourists here, cruise ship passengers, spring breakers and seafood festival attendees,” Boros said. “We could very well see a surge in positive test results this week; hopefully not.” In addition to COVID-19, Boros has another concern he’s trying to alleviate with the separate, outdoor testing area.

Nurse Suzy Jo Dwyer takes a patient’s vital signs in the outdoor testing tent that Advanced Urgent Care has erected for COVID-19 testing in Key West; another is in Key Largo. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly

“We are acutely aware that people are still experiencing other health problems like kidney stones, sprained ankles or strep throat, but they’re hesitant to seek treatment, because they don’t want to come in and sit next to someone in a waiting room who could have coronavirus,” Boros said. “We understand those concerns, and we’ve reconfigured our facilities to put people’s minds at ease and keep the virus testing outside and separate.” Barbie Wilson, the radiology supervisor at Advanced Urgent Care, emphasized the importance of educating oneself at coronavirus.gov. “You can’t ‘catch’ coronavirus just by walking past someone who has it,” she said. “Unless you happen to walk through their sneeze, you can’t get it like that. This virus isn’t transmitted through the air like tuberculosis. It’s passed through liquid droplets from a sneeze or cough. If you come in contact with a droplet and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth, that’s how it’s transmitted,” Wilson said. Boros also recommends keeping one’s phone, keys, pen and other common items sanitized. “Say I’m at the bank counter and I set my phone down,” Boros said. “If someone with coronavirus had previously been at that counter and sneezed or coughed, the virus could still be living in those miniscule droplets on that counter and I’ve now picked it up on my phone. If I touch my face, I could get it. “That’s why it’s so important to practice social distancing, to keep your hands clean, to avoid touching your face and to sanitize

surfaces, phones and other items as often as humanly possible,” he said. “I do believe the next 10 days will be a crucial time period for us here in Monroe County,” Boros said. “But people with other health concerns shouldn’t avoid seeking treatment.” People are still getting the flu, strep throat, kidney stones, allergic reactions, broken bones and other injuries. “We’ve worked to put those people’s concerns at ease and want them to know it’s safe to seek treatment for something else,” Boros said, thanking and commending his front-line health care workers for caring for patients despite risks to themselves. “We’re not testing everyone,” Wilson emphasized, adding that it wouldn’t be a wise use of limited resources. “Unfortunately, people are reading too much information online these days, so if they want a test, they know exactly what to say.” Boros and his staff recommend coronavirus.gov as the comprehensive source for accurate information. For patients who do meet the COVID-19 testing criteria, the testing company will bill them $130 for the test, which is not due at the time of the test. Advanced Urgent Care has lowered its office visit prices by 33% through April, Boros said, so the office visit for coronavirus and non-virus-related visits has dropped from $150 to $100, which is due at the time of the visit.

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WHAT ARE WE GOING TO EAT? Remember when you asked that small business to support your fundraiser? It’s time to support our small businesses. They’re the heart of the Florida Keys. For a full listing of restaurants and establishments offering food and booze to go, please visit keysweekly.com.


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TRAVEL ON OVERSEAS HIGHWAY RESTRICTED Officials want to reduce the number of people fleeing areas with high infection from seeking shelter in the Florida Keys and slow the spread of COVID-19. Traffic has already fallen by 50% in one week. ANDY NEWMAN/Contributed

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ocals like to joke about “blowing the bridges” — an isolation technique much wished for during high season. Well, no one’s laughing anymore. Four things happened: One, many locals noticed an influx of Miami-Dade residents shopping at local grocery stores starting a week ago and depleting resources needed by locals. Two, this past weekend (March 21-22) officials reported an influx of day-trippers headed to state parks and Keys sandbars. And while those two pieces of evidence are anecdotal, Gov. Rick DeSantis then remarked on a troubling trend during his March 24 press conference: the number of flights to Florida from the tri-state New York area increased about fivefold, with passengers escaping high-contagion areas to the Sunshine State (see story, page 10). Finally, the number of COVID-19 cases is increasing every day, especially in the two counties bordering the Keys: Miami-Dade and Broward counties. That was enough to persuade the Monroe County executive board and the mayors of Keys municipalities to ask the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office to set up two checkpoints: one on the 18-Mile Stretch, the other on Card Sound Road, close to Key Largo. “No one is happy to take this step,” said Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, “but we are doing it in the hope we can ‘flatten the curve’ and avoid more drastic measures.”

The checkpoints are purposely located inside the Keys, so as not to cause traffic jams in Florida City. The checkpoints are intended to stop visitors who have no reason to come to the islands. Sheriff Rick Ramsay said he is putting together the plan on short notice and the checkpoints will be staffed by the morning of Friday, March 27. “It’s going to be difficult,” Ramsay said. “While we can get a little help from the Florida Highway Patrol, we can’t rely on the National Guard or law enforcement agencies on the mainland.” Only residents, property ow0ners and those actively involved in work in the Florida Keys will be admitted, including fuel tankers and delivery and grocery trucks. Proof of residency can be demonstrated with a resident re-entry sticker, local identification, utility bill, deed, lease or tax bill. Those actively engaged in work in the Keys, such as construction workers, will need to show a letter from their employer, employee identification, a pay stub, or current construction contract in the Keys. First responders, health care workers and military actively engaged in work in the Keys will need proper IDs. Ramsay said he still needs more clarification from the county. “If Monroe County residents leave the county, can they come back? If there are three passengers in the car and only one local ID, can they all come in?” he asked. “Some motorists will think they are entitled to lawful entry, but are not; and others will have a lawful reason, but can’t prove it.”

Marathon Mayor Steve Cook said he sees both sides of the coin. “Closing the highway to visitors limits exposure to COVID-19,” Cook said. “But it comes with challenges of logistics supply chain movement and residents’ abilities to make important medical appointments, etc. This is not a simple decision and will be challenging for the Sheriff’s Department. I would ask that all our residents be courteous and helpful.“ Islamorada Mayor Mike Forster said it’s in the best interest of the chain of islands. “By restricting the flow of traffic from the mainland at the moment, it’s a step to help speed up the healing process of social distancing, and most importantly, furthers the health and protection of our constituents,” he said. Since short-term visitors were asked to leave the Keys, officials say traffic has decreased between 45% and 50% on Overseas Highway. Delays are possible at checkpoints and officials advise not to call 911 with nonemergency questions about U.S. 1. Ramsay said he was unsure how long his agency could maintain the checkpoints. The county has not said how long they will be in place.

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FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE SCHOOL MEALS Free and reduced-price school meals are being distributed on a drivethrough basis. Daily meals are handed out from 11 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday at the following locations listed below. Parents must bring all eligible children with them. Meals will not be given to parents without children. Meals will be distributed at the following locations: • Coral Shores High School • Marathon High School • Sugarloaf School • Key Largo School • Gerald Adams Elementary • Horace O’Bryant School • Key West High School

Marathon High School served about 100 lunches in one day this past week. Chromebooks will be available for pickup weekdays March 26-31. BARRY GAUKEL/Keys Weekly

PICK UP MEALS, CHROMEBOOKS AND FREE AP REVIEW By Jim McCarthy and Sara Matthis

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n March 16, the Florida Department of Education announced that all public and private K-12 schools would be closed through April 15. With school out for now, the Monroe County School District has implemented plans for pickup of school meals to Chromebook pickups to free AP review courses, which began March 25. As for the College of the Florida Keys, classes are 100% online through May 1, the last day of the spring semester. CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION Chromebooks will be available for drive-up check-out to high school students at the front high school entrance during the following dates and times (A parent must be present): KEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL • Thursday, March 26, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. • Friday, March 27, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. • Monday, March 30, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. • Tuesday, March 31, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. • Wednesday, April 1, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Chromebook pickups at Coral Shores High School will go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at the school March 26-31. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

If a Key West High School student needs a Chromebook for learning, the school will be distributing them at the front loop weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. March 26-April 1. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

MARATHON HIGH SCHOOL • Thursday, March 26, 12:30-3 p.m. • Friday, March 27, 7:30-10:30 a.m. • Monday, March 30, 7:15 to 10:45 a.m. • Tuesday, March 31, 12:30-3 p.m.

Continuity Plan for more information. Students may choose to access Supplemental Content now. Comcast is making internet access available free for those in need. The school’s technology support hotline is 305-289-2480 Ext. 55314.

CORAL SHORES HIGH SCHOOL • Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Friday, March 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Monday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Tuesday, March 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students who already have a working iPad, computer, and/or Chromebook are not required to pick up a Chromebook. The school district can allow only two devices per household for families with multiple children. Parents will need to sign a contract that explains the expectations for use and that all property must be returned when school reopens. Students will have access to virtual courses beginning on March 30. Virtual instruction will begin on April 1. Visit the district’s Emergency Instructional

FREE AP REVIEW CLASSES Beginning March 25, students can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. These courses: • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you. • Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time. • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons including topics from the final 25% of the course. To access the live classes and recordings, visit the AP YouTube channel.

COLLEGE OF THE FLORIDA KEYS The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) is conducting all business remotely and will continue classes online through May 1, the last day of the spring semester, to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus. The college’s physical locations, the Key West campus, Upper Keys Center and Middle Keys Center are closed to the public. Only students who are currently in the residence hall and employees with CFK ID are permitted on the Key West campus. Students, parents and community members are able to receive service through telephone, email and other technology during normal business hours. CFK’s leadership team, in consultation with leadership from the college’s Faculty Council and Student Government Association, has cancelled the spring commencement ceremony and student awards banquet. Students who meet the requirements to graduate this spring will still earn their credentials and are encouraged to participate in the fall commencement in December. Through the CFK Foundation, students were issued laptops and additional resources are available from the Keys Hope Emergency Grants. Current students can receive more information about applying for a Keys Hope Emergency Grant by emailing foundation@ fkcc.edu. For employees, the college has increased the number of VPN and Go-To-Meeting licenses and provided faculty with additional instructional resources to aid in transitioning coursework online. CFK’s nursing program donated medical supplies to Key West Advanced Urgent Care and Mariners Hospital. More information is at https:// www.fkcc.edu/covid-19/.


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BRIEFLY DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK CLOSES CAMPGROUND ON GARDEN KEY Dry Tortugas National Park has closed the campground and the campground restroom on Garden Key until further notice. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, park waters, Loggerhead Key, Garden Key with Fort Jefferson and the harbors will remain open at this time. No restrooms or visitor services are available. The visitor center and bookstore remain closed. Visitors to the park should be self-sufficient. REMINDER: LODGING CLOSED TO VISITORS Monroe County is closed to all tourists and leisure visitors, lodging establishments are no longer accepting reservations until further notice, including extending extensions of current reservations, and all hotels, vacation rentals, and other transient rentals like marinas, RV parks, and timeshares will cease renting to tourists for 14 days. The ban does not include rentals for military, first responders, health care workers, and construction workers actively engaged in projects in Monroe County. HOW TO REPORT RENTAL VIOLATORS The Keys’ tourist ban was collaboratively developed by Monroe County and the five municipalities with input from the tax collector, the sheriff, and the state attorney. Law enforcement officers are allowed to take steps to enforce the directive if, in the officer’s discretion, immediate action is warranted. Anyone wishing to report shortterm vacation rentals who have not complied with the emergency directive may call the tax collector’s transient rental hotline at 855-4224540. The tax collector’s office will following up with non-compliance throughout Monroe County. The ban does not include rentals for military, first responders, health care workers or construction workers actively engaged in projects in Monroe County. UPDATES REGARDING COVID-19 IN THE KEYS • Key West has closed nonessential businesses, This order only applies to Key West at presstime. Please call the City of Key West hotline at 305-809-1101 for more details.

• Most Keys utility companies (water, electric, etc.) and banks have suspended business conducted within the lobbies. Call ahead to see if the drive-through is open, or if business can be conducted online. • The short term rental tourist ban also applies to RV parks, timeshares, marina slips, etc. • According to the governor’s order, all restaurants may offer only takeout or delivery, and the restriction for delivering alcohol has been lifted. To report noncompliance, visit www.myfloridalicense.com/ DBPR/eo-compalints/ • There will be no gatherings on county property of 10 or more people and all businesses are encouraged to limit or cancel gatherings of 10 or more people; this includes the county-owned parks and beaches that are open. • At presstime, Monroe County Emergency Management activated its EOC to Level 2 Partial. • The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office detention center has virtual visitation options available for inmates: www.keysso.net. WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL SICK If you suspect you have COVID-19 and believe a test is needed, call your doctor first. If you do not have a doctor, call your local urgent care or clinic. There are two drivethrough clinics open in the Keys; see page 12. You will be asked about recent travel and your symptoms. If hospitalized or in an emergency room and you meet the testing criteria for the state, a sample will be collected at the hospital. If you do not meet state testing criteria, the medical director at the hospital may send the sample to a commercial lab, If you are at a physician’s office and meet the testing criteria for the state, then the sample will be collected by the hospital or DOH staff. If you do not meet state criteria for testing, you will need to find a private provider currently set up to do the test at a commercial lab. Most private providers are taking steps to set up commercial testing in their offices. Any veteran who shows symptoms should call the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center at 877-741-3400 for triage and instruction prior to coming to the medical center or clinics.


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ommunity. Reaching out. Locals helping locals. These were the things on Stephanie Stevens’ mind when she launched the Florida Keys Request Line Facebook group earlier this week. “From the first time I came here as a kid, I always felt like the Keys was home,” said the Big Pine resident. “The community here is really special, you know? Sure, the beaches and tropical weather are nice, but it’s really about the people.” When the coronavirus craze began hitting the Keys, many of her older and immune-compromised neighbors felt fear and panic. Stevens wanted them to know they could stay in their homes, but still get what they needed. “I thought something needed to be done, so I woke up and did it,” she said. Stevens created a Facebook group to get people the support they needed by leaning on the strong community she fell in love with. With a simple mandate to make sure no one goes without, the group has inspired and catalyzed well over 1,000 members and volunteers to join in just four days. A grateful Stevens said, “Within the first 12 hours, I had at least 30 permanent volunteers, from Key Largo all the way to Key West, who private-messaged me saying I could count on them. No one said ‘No.’” While some Facebook members like “Debbie N Ray” specify, “We’re at MM 10.5 Please holler if you need something,” others, like Phillip Underwood, offer blanket assistance, “Signing up. Signing in. Signing on.” Suzi Youngberg extended help around MM 92 in Tavernier and offered up her Upper Keys Business and Professional Women Board. Even County Commissioner Michelle Coldiron posted a “Reemployment Assistance FAQs” in the group after Gov. Ron DeSantis’ order closing bars and dine-in throughout the state left many servers and bartenders unemployed. On the flip side, those needing help also use the forum to ask for what they need. The same day that Trina Conley posted “I’m in Key Largo and need bananas for the baby and butter,” Alisha Johnson replied, “I have butter I’ll bring tomorrow and I’ll look for bananas tonight.” Cathy Brewster also offered the tip, “The Farmers Market in KL has bananas, Winn Dixie had butter!” Either through Facebook posts or with Stevens’ behind-the-scenes private messaging, the group matches volunteers with those who need help by availability and geography, and her army of volunteers does daily deliveries in just about every Key. People will request grocery lists, prescription pickups, or a search for now-elusive thermometers, said Stevens. She then posts in the public Facebook group, asking, “Need volunteers for deliveries in Tavernier and Key West (United Street area).” Volunteers comment and “take up the shift,” going to the store for their elderly neighbors, immunocompromised classmates and/or parents who can’t find necessities to feed their kids. The volunteer brings the needed goods to the person’s home, sends a picture of the receipt to the person once shopping is done, and gets paid back directly via Paypal, Venmo or cash left outside, explains Stevens. This way, there’s never any interaction between the delivery person and the recipient, she said.

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Bluewater Plumbing Solutions, Inc. on Big Pine Key is one of the businesses that posted in the Facebook group for help procuring masks for workers. The plea included this selfie of plumbers using sun buffs as masks when working in other people’s homes. CONTRIBUTED

Locals have privately thanked Stevens because they are “too embarrassed to post publicly” but “need milk and eggs, and can’t shop safely.” This is exactly why Stevens created the group, “to make sure that people who have needs but are scared to leave home don’t have to worry about how they’ll get through.” As the crisis affects more segments of the economy, businesses have also contacted Stevens. Dave Lewis from Bluewater Plumbing Solutions Inc. on Big Pine Key posted a selfie of plumbers using sun buffs as makeshift masks because they cannot find protective equipment and have to enter customers’ homes. He writes, “Masks, latex gloves. We would deeply appreciate some! Hand sanitizer or alcohol so we can continue our work. There are people that desperately need our services based on sanitary conditions...”

“It’s touched my heart to see the community I love come together in a way that has never happened before. It’s why I moved to the Keys.” — Stephanie Stevens, founder, Florida Keys Request Line

Movers and nursing home workers have also posted urgent requests for masks and gloves, sharing how they’re shredding bed sheets into masks in desperation. These requests really motivate Stevens. “The hoarding is endangering the people who have to go into others’ homes or help the elderly. That’s scary to me,” she said. Recently, the forum may have brought together some people to address the shortage. Each day, Stevens recaps her number of fulfilled requests: 22 out of 22 requests for help met, 13 requests and one pending, etc. She thanks volunteers publicly on the forum and always brings it back to the community, reminding everyone that “#TogetherWeCanDoAnything #KeysStrong #KeysHealthy.” To volunteer or make a request, search for “Florida Keys Request Line” on Facebook and join the group or email stephnbrian99@ gmail.com.


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FILING EXTENDED IRS MOVES DEADLINE TO JULY

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ue to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service extended the 2019 income tax return filing deadline by 60 days, from April 15 to July 15. Taxpayers will also be able to defer income tax payments, which are usually due in April, to July 15 without any penalties and interest, regardless of the owed amount. The deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers, as well as those who pay self-employment tax. The announcement comes following the president’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, a federal law designed to bring an orderly and systematic means of federal natural disaster and emergency assistance for state and local governments in carrying out their responsibilities to aid citizens. It was enacted in 1988. The Weekly recently spoke with Audra Wallace, of Tolley & Hill in Key Largo, on what the extension means and what people should be doing. Audra Wallace Is the filing and payment deadline extended for everyone? If so, is it best to file sooner than later? Yes, the filing and payment date is extended for everyone. But, if you are due a refund, I would definitely suggest filing sooner so that you get your refund money in hand.

What would you say is the best way to file taxes right now given messages of social distancing from one another? Given that identity fraud is extremely high and that tax documents contain sensitive financial information, I would definitely suggest calling your tax preparer and requesting their secure electronic file Dropbox link. This will direct you to a site that allows you to upload your documents, in an encrypted format, instead of sending them through cyberspace email. If individuals need more time to file past the July deadline, what should they do? The April 15 deadline has been pushed to July 15. If you need time to file your tax return, beyond that date, you can file Form 4868 (extension of time to file). This will give individual taxpayers until Oct.15, 2020 to file their individual income tax returns. Please note that if you owe income taxes, you have to pay by July 15, regardless. If you don’t pay by July 15, you will be charged with the late payment penalty and interest. Also: • Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for the automatic federal tax filing deadline and payment relief. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004. • The IRS will continue to monitor issues related to the COVID-19 virus, and updated information will be posted on a special coronavirus page on IRS.gov.

TAKEOUT SPECIALS (FULL SUSHI MENU AVAILABLE)

APPETIZERS

RAW OYSTERS (12) $17 • STUFFED MUSHROOMS $11 GARLIC STEAMED CLAMS - garlic, shallots, scallions and bacon $15 SAUTEED STYLE CALAMARI WRECK DIVER $18 • CRAB CAKE $9 CRAB QUESO DIP $14 • CHICKEN WINGS $9 • FRIED CHICKEN LIVERS $12 CONCH FRITTERS(6) $10 • CEVICHE OF THE DAY $12 CRAB SPINACH DIP $12 • TUNACHOS $14 • HALF RACK RIBS $13

SOUPS

LOBSTER BISQUE CUP $7 BOWL $10 • LION FISH MISO SOUP $7

FOR THE VEGGIE LOVERS

PROFESSOR’S PASTA (vegetarian) - artichoke hearts, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions, sautéed in a white wine, cream reduction over linguini $19 GINGER, HOUSE , CAESAR SALAD $9 COBB SALAD - bacon, blue cheese, egg, avocado, tomatoes on iceberg lettuce $13 SOMBRERO REEF CHOPPED SALAD - romaine, shredded carrots, diced celery, broccoli, chopped cucumber, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, hard-boiled eggs, ceviche of the day on top $15

FISH SANDWICHES

BLACKENED, GRILLED, FRIED OR CASTAWAY STYLE - BLACKENED WITH AVOCADO AND WASABI RANCH DRESSING $2 EXTRA MAHI OR SNAPPER $14.99 HOGFISH OR BLACK GROUPER $16.99

LUNCH SPECIALS

BAJA TACOS(2)-(blackened fresh local Yellow Jack, chicken, beef, shrimp or chicken livers) crispy cabbage, cucumber-wasabi ranch dressing, pico de gallo $13.99 BISON CHEESEBURGER - 1/3 LB $17 SNAPPER BLT - fried snapper - bacon, lettuce, tomato and chipotle aioli sauce $18 FRIED OYSTER SANDWICH $13.99 JUMBO PEEL N EAT SHRIMP PLATTER (1/2 LB) $14.99 SHRIMP REUBEN $13.99 BACON, LETTUCE AND TOMATO SANDWICH $9.99 SOFT SHELL CRAB SANDWICH $17.99 STEAK BURRITO - STRIPS OF PRIME RIB, RED AND GREEN PEPPERS AND ONIONS AND A CREAMY SAUCE IN A FLOUR TORTILLA $13.99 HAND PATTIED CHEESE BURGER WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO ONION $10.99 MEATBALL FORK-N-KNIFER - OVER-STUFFED WITH SWISS CHEESE, MARINARA AND CRISPY FRIED ONIONS $14.99 SHRIMP BASKET(4) $15.99 SHRIMP PO’BOY $14.99 FRENCH DIP $13.99 DELMONICO STEAK SANDWICH $15.99 SHRIMP AND CRAB WRAP IN A TOMATO-BASIL TORTILLA $14.99 ALL LUNCH SPECIALS COME WITH POTATO SALAD OR COLE SLAW ADD FRIES FOR $1.50 OR SWEET POTATO FRIES FOR $2 OR BASKET OF ONION RINGS $5

1/2 OFF MENU FOR HOSPITALITY WORKERS

BO’S SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN AND COLLARD GREENS $22 CHICKEN ENCHILADA - seasoned chicken in a corn tortilla with 3 cheese, poblano sauce $21 CHICKEN PARMESAN - breaded chicken, mozzarella, marinara over rigatoni, garlic bread $21 CHICKEN ALFREDO - blackened or grilled over linguini, garlic bread $23 SHRIMP ALFREDO - blackened or grilled over linguini, garlic bread $28 SHRIMP RIGATONI - shrimp, bacon and scallions sautéed in garlic butter over rigatoni $28 CLAMS LINGUINI - garlic steamed clams, scallions and bacon over linguini with garlic bread $25 CLAMS RIGATONI MARINARA - steamed clams over rigatoni with marinara $25 FOR THE VEGGIE LOVERS PROFESSOR’S PASTA (vegetarian) - artichoke hearts, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, scallions, sautéed in a white wine, cream reduction over linguini $19 GINGER, HOUSE , CAESAR SALAD $9 COBB SALAD - bacon, blue cheese, egg, avocado, tomatoes on iceberg lettuce $13 SOMBRERO REEF CHOPPED SALAD - romaine, shredded carrots, diced celery, broccoli, chopped cucumber, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, hard-boiled eggs, ceviche of the day on top $15


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CORONAVIRUS

FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 26, 2019

JIM McCARTHY

jim@keysweekly.com

MANGROVE MIKE’S SERVING TO-GO MEALS FOR AFFECTED WORKERS

Servers at Mangrove Mike’s dish out pasta, fruit and other food items on Monday afternoon. Dishes are served to go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people affected by closures due to the coronavirus outbreak. JIM McCARTHY/Keys Weekly

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t’s approaching 11 a.m. outside Mangrove Mike’s Cafe in Islamorada. Servers bring pasta, salad, fruit and other items to a table underneath a white tent. Luscious food choices line the table, ready for those affected by recent closures of hotels and bars to pick up a midday meal. On March 22, hotels, campgrounds and short-term rentals across the Florida Keys were closed following a county decision on March 19. At the state level, Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 17 ordered all bars in the state to shut down for 30 days. Three days later on March 20, DeSantis issued an order suspending all dine-in op-

tions at restaurants and food establishments around the state. As a result, many restaurants went to take-out and delivery. For Mangrove Mike’s Cafe owner, Mike Forster, a different operation was underway. With help from the local community, free takeout meals are currently being offered daily outside the restaurant to those who recently lost their jobs serving at bars and working at hotels and other service-related businesses. Feeding the masses during this time of need was in the best interest of the community, he said. “We have a lot of employees who are out of work and don’t have a paycheck coming

this week or next week,” Forster said. “This is what we need to do to be a united, compassionate community.” Monday’s meal featured a smorgasbord of food donated by a number of people and businesses, from homemade sausage and marinara to shrimp and scallops over pasta and salad. Produce was also available. Many in the local community are also pitching in. To help out, call 305-664-8022 or 305-240-5989; drop donation checks to Mangrove Mike’s Cafe between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., or mail to P.O. Box 1459, Islamorada, FL. Checks payable to Mangrove Mike’s Endeavors Paying It Forward Inc.


FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 26, 2019

CORONAVIRUS

HAVE SOME FRESH FISH AND SOME TOILET PAPER (Spoiler alert: We’re not going to starve)

SARA MATTHIS

sara@keysweekly.com

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anic grocery-buying is currently a widespread phenomenon in Florida and probably the whole country. But the Keys are uniquely positioned on this front — after all, we have an entire ocean on our doorstep and it’s filled with fresh fish. Normally, it gets shipped straight to mainland grocery stores and restaurants. That’s not necessarily the case any more. (Spoiler alert: we’re not going to starve.) Plus, Keys folks are a creative bunch. Keys Fisheries in Marathon is offering a free roll of toilet paper for every $20 spent at its retail market. No joke. “Absolutely. Whatever it takes to keep the doors open,” said Greg D’Agostino, general manager for Keys Fisheries in Marathon. Keys Fisheries operates a wholesale fish house, a restaurant (takeout in current circumstances) and a retail market. Wholesale has taken on a whole Man cannot live by fish alone. new meaning (pun intended). While Sweet Savannah’s is offering answering the Keys Weekly’s phone carry-out or curbside service for call, Brutus Seafood owner Elise Mucha customers who NEED (and bewas hollerin’ at a friend. “Yes, the toilet lieve us, we do) ice cream, cookpaper is over there. No worries. Just ies, cupcakes or pies. “We’re make sure you spread the word that asking customers to have exact we’re open!” change or pay over the phone,” Wholesalers are branching out. said Kate Koler. “The menu Keys Fisheries and Brutus are selling is listed on our website and landlubbers’ options like ground beef Facebook, and supplies are first and other items regular grocery stores come, first served. We can also might be running low on. And, on a fulfill special orders — like three more serious note, they are keeping dozen Key lime cookies — if the local commercial fishermen alive. they are placed in advance.” “We have yellowtail snapper for $14 a pound,” Mucha said. “I’m basically selling that and things like stone crabs from Gary Nichols on Conch Key at cost.” She’s partnered with James Paskiewicz of Island Skipper Fishing, who has a license to sell fish to retail outlets, but can’t “process” the fish, or fillet them. So Island Skipper does the fishing and Brutus does the cutting. “Normally my fish, and the fish I buy from other boats, would go to Miami or Fort Lauderdale and some Whole Foods stores,” Paskiewicz said. Paskiewicz said the industry’s first reaction was to take the foot off the gas pedal. “Now, we’re looking at the ‘new normal.’ We need to know which places are still open, and at what capacity.” Paskiewicz is a local born and bred commercial fisherman in Marathon. He’s married with three children. This is his livelihood. “At some

point we have to look away from profit margin and make sure the fish gets where it needs to go, to families that need it. It’s a quality source of protein. We need to stimulate some movement and do whatever we can.” If worse comes to worst, there’s always bartering. If things get really bad, he imagines heading up to Homestead with his catch, and coming back with fresh vegetables from local farms. In the meantime, locals are getting some tasty meals on the table. “The customers called me up, placed an order and left a cooler filled with ice and a check on the front doorstep,” said Allison Sayer of Chic Fillets in Marathon. “In three days, I sold everything I had left.” Sayer said she undertook the local selling, anticipating slow orders from the mainland where the business normally sells its fish to restaurants and grocery stores. In a good week, in high season, it’s between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds. Right now, Chic Fillets is taking a few days to pause, selling only out of its freezer, to gauge the mood and the market. So, eat some fish. But don’t wait for prices to hit rock bottom. That will be a devastating blow for commercial fishermen who, when the cost of going out no longer covers their bottom line, will leave the fish in the sea for another season. And, frankly, most of us aren’t good enough anglers to feed ourselves.

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MANDY MILES

mandy@keysweekly.com

MAKING ENDS MEET HOUSING COSTS PROMPT RESPONSES

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he first of the month is looming and thousands of Florida Keys homeowners and renters are out of work and watching whatever savings they have dwindle daily. An online petition at change.org is urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to suspend all mortgage, rent and utility payments for two full months. “State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers already struggle to make rent or mortgage payments,” the petition states. “The choice to skip work for the sake of community health could leave them and their families unsheltered. In order to protect the health and housing security of our community, we, the undersigned, call on Governor DeSantis to act now so workers won’t have to make that choice. … The legacy of every public official currently serving will be determined in the next few months. It’s time to act now, and choose the right side of history.”

“We told our tenants yesterday that for the next three months at least, their rent will go down by half. I would have liked to waive it altogether, but the fact is we are not in a position to do that as there are still costs associated with the property. I think that our solution helps share the coming burden.” Key West landlord Michael Blades, posted on Facebook March 22.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has established a webpage dedicated to coronavirus assistance that states, “Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Banks are taking steps to help people who have been impacted by the coronavirus. If your ability to pay your mortgage is impacted, and your loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, you may be eligible to delay making your monthly mortgage payments for a temporary period, during which you won’t incur late fees or have delinquencies reported to the credit bureaus and foreclosure and other legal proceedings will be suspended.” The notice further advises homeowners to contact their mortgage provider as soon as possible to let them know about current financial and employment circumstances. Local banks as of March 25 were working on provisions for their own mortgagees and loan holders, citing similarities to work disruptions that occur in the wake of hurricanes, while acknowledging that the duration of this difficulty is tougher to predict. Also in the Keys, an increasing number of landlords decided to lower their tenants’ monthly rents by half during this coronavirus crisis while so many are out of work. The measure was gaining traction and support on social media as of March 25.

“My wife and I are landlords and we told our tenants yesterday that for the next three months at least, their rent will go down by half,” Michael Blades posted on Facebook on March 22. “I would have liked to waive it altogether, but the fact is we are not in a position to do that as there are still costs associated with the property. I think that our solution helps share the coming burden. I cannot judge other landlords, but would hope that others would be compassionate and understanding and do whatever they can to help others during this impossible time.” Longtime Key West residents Nancy Klingener, a well-known media personality, and photographer and birding expert Mark Hedden quickly followed suit and urged others to do the same. “Be like Mike,” Klingener posted. “Mark and I are also landlords - and have followed (Blades’) lead by cutting our tenants’ rent in half. One is on the front lines as a health care worker, the other is out of work as a bartender. We are fortunate in that I’m still employed and we can afford to do this. I think there are others, besides Michael and Kathy and us, who can, too. Join us!” The response from both grateful — and hopeful — tenants was swift, with one person promising their generosity and empathy would “come back to them 10-fold. We’re all in this together.”

A petition on change.org is urging Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to enact a “suspension of all rent, mortgage, and utility payments for two full months to allow people to do what they need to in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the community.” The petition was launched March 18 and as of March 25 had acquired 176,530 signatures with a goal of 200,000.


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• Please listen and adhere to our State and Local Government’s directives to ensure your and others safety while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 • Info on the latest data, directives from Gov’t, and information can be found here: http://www.monroecountyem.com/1169/COVID-19-Coronavirus https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/ • Amazing broken-down list of community resources, assistance, etc. here (Thank you United Way of the FL Keys): https://www.keysunitedway.org/CommunityResourceGuide • While many businesses are still open, be sure to responsibly shop local while you can, as many are and will see vastly reduced business; maintain 6 feet of separation from other groups, and adhere to CDC guidelines such as hand-washing, coughing, sneezing into your elbow. • If you are not feeling well or have been around others not feeling well stay home. • If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 immediately see your local practitioner. • By next week (week of March 23rd) local CHI Marathon Health Center at 2805 Overseas Hwy will have a testing site open (Thank you CHI)! • Again: CONTACT YOUR MARATHON CHAMBER FOR HELP IN CONNECTING WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

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COMMUNITY NEWS

FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 26, 2019

- KEYS

QUARANTINING IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET

Karen

TO THE KEY REAL ESTATE (SINCE 1990)

Bill

THIS WEEK’S SPECIALS !!

Museums launch virtual programming to continue education, expand reach

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COMMERCIAL BUILDING Great location in the center of Marathon (across from post office) on a ½ acre plus lot. Lots of parking and great visibility REDUCED $799,500 ML 588358

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ocal museums are using creativity and technology to keep members engaged, entertained and, most importantly, at home. “People checked in from as far away as Guam, which is pretty cool,” said Emily Kovacs, community outreach coordinator of the History of Diving Museum’s first Facebook Live lecture. “The video has reached almost 2,000 people within three days.” The normal, in-person lectures seat 50 to 60, Kovacs said. Kovacs also posts educational videos to the museum’s Facebook and YouTube, highlighting exhibits and artifacts and even a how-to on handwashing with a dive helmet on. She acknowledges, “Some are ridiculous, but I feel like you can get away with that right now.” The Keys History & Discovery Center is also going virtual. Its lecture series will be hosted through the GoToWebinar platform, allowing live viewer interaction with the speaker. On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., curator Brad Bertelli will host Facebook Live segments about the museum’s exhibits and artifacts in addition to daily history lessons. On Mondays at 1 p.m., Mote’s Blake Terry will lead fish/ crustacean feedings and other aquarium segments. The April lectures for both museums are currently scheduled for virtual programming.

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Keys History & Discovery Center curator Brad Bertelli invites viewers to tour the museum’s many exhibits with him. TIFFANY DUONG/Keys Weekly

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FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 26, 2019

HOW’S YOUR FAMILY DOING? T Weekly staff members check-in with their family from around the world hese past few weeks of social distancing have been rough on many as we collectively navigate the unique challenges of working from home, daddy daycare and the outer reaches of netflix. For many of us, however, it’s also provided us with a reason to check in a little more often with our loved ones who might not live down here in paradise. Here’s a collection of the experiences the Weekly’s extended family and friends have had from around the world.

KIM THOA DUONG, TIFFANY DUONG’S MOM Singapore | 1st reported case: Jan. 23, 2020 Status: Strict inhome quarantine by Singapore government; 68-years-old Returning from the U.S. to Singapore in early March, I was put on "Stay-Home Notice." I cannot leave my apartment for any reason for 14 days and the MOM Minister of Manpower - randomly calls/ video-chats me up to three times a day to ensure I stay self-quarantined at home. They also ask if I feel well (no fever, coughing) and if I have enough to eat. I feel much safer knowing potential COVID-19 carriers (like me) aren’t walking around public places. These measures might sound insane and crazy, but I feel safer knowing they’re being taken. There is one more week of quarantine to go, and I will take this opportunity to catch up on watching TV with my old man. DR. MICHELLE JHUN, TIFFANY DUONG’S COLLEGE FRIEND Chicago, IL | 1st reported case: Jan. 24, 2020 Status: Shelter-inplace order by Illinois governor; 35 years old, 1st-year medical

resident I’m a first-year resident. I’ve asked to be transferred from Clinic to Cook County Department of Health COVID Response team and was granted my request after initially being denied. I start tomorrow after a COVID briefing from the Illinois Department of Public Health; wish me luck. Especially with the shelter-in-place in Illinois starting a few days ago, there’s been added anxious energy amongst my co-

workers and our staff. The ethics behind it and our oath push us to serve. I have the luxury of making the choice more easily, so I deeply respect my co-workers who are making this choice despite having a family.

PABLO PAZ, SARA MATTHIS’ CHILDHOOD FRIEND New Orleans | 1st reported case: March 9, 2020 Status: Shelter-inplace order by Louisiana governor; 50 years old I went for a bike ride through the French Quarter on Saturday and it was completely silent. It’s the first time in my life that the Quarter has been completely silent. We’ve had a big “break out” here for two reasons — because Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s day parties went on as planned, and because we are now testing large numbers of people. Restaurants are offering take-out and delivery and our waste management director has asked people to stop flushing shredded Tshirts (gross). The panic buying is settling down, but there’s a lot of tension here. New Orleans is a big tourist town and the desperation among service workers is palpable. Personally, I am spending as much time as I can outside, working out with my girlfriend in the park. And powerwashing. I’ve deep cleaned most of my house. ELLIE GUINNESS, MANDY MILES’ FIRST COUSIN Auckland, New Zealand | 1st reported case: Feb. 28, 2020 Status: Four-week lockdown as of midnight March 25 We only have 155 cases currently in the country, so to contain the virus early, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for strict measures for the whole country to go into a four-week (to start) lockdown starting tonight at midnight (March 25). This means everyone must stay at home unless they are visiting, or work at, an essential business, and people are allowed to go outside for exercise. Essential businesses include supermarkets, pharmacies, health services, police and a few others. All restaurants, takeaways, liquor stores and shops are closed. There is a large aid package from the government for wage subsidies and mortgage relief.

KEVIN MCCARTHY, JIM’S DAD Chautauqua County, New York (40 minutes south of Buffalo) | 1st reported case: March 2, 2020 Status: Stay-at-home order by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Kevin is a janitor at a state college that will be used as a quarantine site for positive cases in the event numbers increase rapidly in the community. Meanwhile, international students and students from NYC who couldn’t go home are being sent to one dorm to keep them in one spot: We had a meeting at the end of Tuesday and we’re not happy with what the college is doing. We’re not protected, we have no protective supplies to deal with what’s going on there and we’re going to be exposed to it all. They want to use this one dorm for all the students on campus and they want us to clean it. These students should also be tested and screened before they’re put into the dorm. I told my boss I'm 61 and I’m at risk. Tomorrow it will be another b****ing session of why we’re doing this crap. JIM CAMPBELL, HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND OF JASON KOLER Berlin, Germany | 1st reported case: March 1, 2020 My family of three has been holed up at home since the afternoon of Friday, March 13. I go out for supply runs and maybe once a day we go out to the park next door, or on bike rides, or take the car to unfrequented areas for some fresh air and an occasional change of scenery. I work from home as a translator (largely for film and music festivals) and am still quite busy for the next month or so, then the bottom will probably drop out for a while. Our three-year-old is at home with us instead of at pre-school as usual. Outside, in this working-class neighbourhood, things are pretty civil and still fairly laid-back, no severe shortages but some empty shelves. I appreciate the coherent approach from the government (city, state and federal) and the fact that there has been a fast and relatively unbureaucratic mobilisation of resources for people in various segments of the economy (from freelancers, to small and medium sized businesses to subsidised paid furloughs for employees of larger companies). Also the single-payer public insurance system means that everybody is covered going into a crisis like this, a big bonus. — Weekly staff report


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WE ARE OPEN FOR TAKEOUT! WE HAVE YOUR FAVORITES AND SOME OF OUR MENU ITEMS WILL CHANGE DAILY

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OPEN MONDAYS FEBRUARY & MARCH

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hat do Key West drag queens, snowbird grandmothers and laid-off tourism workers have in common? Answer: Sewing machines, spare time and a desire to help their Florida Keys community in this time of crisis. Between March 21 and 25, groups and individuals throughout the Lower Keys and Key West have come together — online only, of course — to sew handmade cotton face masks to protect healthcare workers and anyone else seeking to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19.

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Gary Marion, aka Sushi, Key West’s legendary drag queen, head of The 801 Girls and accomplished seamstress, has enlisted help from “her girls” and husband Jeff Kucin to wash, cut and iron fabric and elastic while Marion does the sewing. “Drag queens don’t save their money, so anything I can do to put them to work for a few hours a day will help as well,” Marion said, laughing. “I just started two days ago, and am approaching about 150 peace sign masks,” Marion said. “I think I have enough peace sign material for another 50 masks. But I also went to the Seam Shoppe in town, and the owner donated more fabric, plus I tore apart a bunch of old swatch books for more material.” Meanwhile, 20-some miles up the road, Dee Dee Vaughan on LIttle Torch Key was in search of a project to help her mother stay busy while staying indoors. On March 21, she formed the Lower Keys and Key West Face Mask Sewing Group on Facebook to coordinate requests for masks and volunteers to produce them. “I actually don’t sew, I just coordinate the group,” said Vaughan, who has fielded and fulfilled requests from the Key West Health & Rehab Center, a nursing home on Stock Island. “They’d been using bed sheets and T-shirts for masks at the nursing home, so we were able to get them some quickly. And we also got a request from Monroe Association for Remarkable Citizens (MARC), which operates a group home. Sushi and her team were able to make those masks, as well as several for Advanced Urgent Care.” Vaughan emphasized that the handmade, machine-washable cotton masks are not a medically equivalent substitute for the ideal N-95 protective masks for health care workers. “But we’ve got to provide something for the people putting themselves on the front line to fight this virus and care for people,” she said. “And if nothing else, at least it acts as a visual reminder to people to keep their distance while preventing them from touching their faces.” The groups have produced more than 200 total masks with more constantly in production. “I can handle pickups and requests from Big Pine to Key West,” Vaughan said.”But if someone is starting groups in Marathon and the Upper Keys, I’m happy to help them coordinate their efforts and provide information and patterns. “I really believe that in times like these, such as after a hurricane, the best way for people to not feel like victims is to feel as if they’re contributing in some way. We need to feel in con-

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trol of something. But unlike the days following a storm, there’s nothing to clean up. We’re just being told to stay inside and wait. And this at least fills a desperate need in our community and enables people to actively contribute to their community.” People with no sewing skills may also be able to help with cutting, ironing, washing and collecting fabric and elastic. Vaughan established an email address to take requests for masks at ConchRepublicMedMasks@gmail.com. Sushi’s contact info for requests as well as donations of material and/or money to continue the production is available through the Venmo phone app or Venmo.com under the account called KeyWest801Girls. 1. Gary Marion, aka Sushi, Key West’s legendary drag queen and accomplished seamstress, is making and donating cotton masks for local healthcare professionals. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly 2. Jim Gilleran, right, co-founder of One Clean Island, delivers handmade masks to Dr. Bruce Boros at Advanced Urgent Care. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly 3. Margo Ellis sews cotton masks to donate. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly 4. Darlene Gilkison is sewing these masks with the Lower Keys & Key West Sewing Group on Facebook, who are working to sew and donate masks and share material and supplies. CONTRIBUTED

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BRIDGES CLOSED FOR FISHING

COUNTY CLOSES BOAT RAMPS TO VISITORS 1 2

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efore declaring its decision to shut U.S. 1 off to visitors on March 24, Monroe County officials announced the closure of public boat ramps to visitors on March 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Locals who are looking to get their boats into the water will still be able to use the public access points. But as for visitors, a requirement was in place to show their ID before their boat could even enter the water. The move came after what was a rather busy weekend at the boat ramps, especially in the Upper Keys where daytrippers and weekenders tend to pack two popular sandbars, one on the oceanside and the other on the bayside. Reports from patrols say there were more than 100 boats spotted out on the sandbar off Whale Harbor during the afternoon hours on March 21. The next day, around 75 were seen. “From what officers were telling me, it was normal in what you would see on a Saturday and Sunday,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife public information officer Bobby Dube. The move also came just days after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, shut down all boat ramps and marinas, with exceptions for commercial fishermen. The order was handed down March 21 after videos surfaced on social media of a large number of boats congregating. “These sacrifices in our social lives are critical now in order to defeat COVID-19,” Gimenez said in a statement. FWC and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office both say they’re working together to

patrol popular sandbars and social areas on the water to ensure boats aren’t rafting up and ignoring social distancing instructions. In step with the county, Caribbean Club also announced last week that it would shut down its boat ramps to visitors. In Islamorada, the boat ramp at Indian Key Fill and the Plantation Yacht Marina boat ramp and fuel docks are closed to everyone except marina residents. And no new vessels are being admitted into the marina. The City of Marathon said it would also follow the county’s directive. The City of Marathon marina manager, Sean Cannon, has suggested to those on mooring balls who have traveled to the mainland recently refrain from mingling with others. He hopes travelers will self-quarantine and keep out of shared areas of the marina, such as the workshops and lounge. All short-term (weekly or daily) mooring ball rentals have ceased. All state parks in the Keys are closed. On March 24, U.S. officials announced the end of camping at the Dry Tortugas National Park. No restroom or visitor services are available to the public; the visitor center and bookstore are closed. Daytripping visitors to the park should be self-sufficient, and keep proper distances. Officials also announced on March 23 that bridges would be closed to fishing. They’re still open to walkers and runners, however.

3 1. The sandbar in Islamorada around 1 p.m. on Sunday. DAVID GROSS/Contributed 2. The county boat ramp at Harry Harris. A day after hotels, campgrounds and shortterm vacation rentals shut down, Monroe County officials announced the closure of public boat ramps to visitors on March 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic. WEEKLY FILE PHOTO 3. The Fills, MM 77.5-79.8, in Islamorada are coned off to prevent visitors from gaining access. The boat ramp at Indian Key Fill is also closed. DAVID GROSS/Contributed


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THINGS NOT TO DO DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 10. Share that joint you found at the Original Marathon Seafood Festival. 9. Try to cough your way out of a speeding ticket.

5. Smuggle illegals (new definition: anyone not from Monroe County) into the Keys.

BEAR HUNT | Free Assemble the neighborhood (No, dummy! Not in person! Get a group chat going!) and ask everyone to put a teddy bear in the front window. Then tell your kids you’re going on a “bear hunt.” It’s fun for the whole family, gets everyone outside and recognizes proper social distancing. (Thanks for the tip, Bette Z.)

4. Make out with residents at the senior center.

8. Rely on official statements from “you know who.”

3. Buy all the toilet paper.

7. Eat those seafood buffet leftovers you found at the bottom of the fridge..

2. Start the rumor that modified mosquitos now spread the coronavirus.

6. Let your aunt from Manhattan with the dry cough sleep on your couch.

1. Use the water fountain at KOTS.

VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR | Free By now, we’re all Zoom experts. Send out an invite to your girlfriends (or bros) and have a virtual happy hour. Pros: You don’t have to pick up someone else’s bar tab. Cons: To make it fair for everyone, you have to uncover your camera … even if you haven’t brushed your hair in days.

GROUP CHALLENGE | Free Whatever silly questionnaire or video challenge is making the rounds on social media, take part and tag your friends. One group game is to give everyone a photo topic. Keep it broad, like “cartwheel” or “water” and let everyone chime in with their funniest submission. We all need to be connected in this time and this is one way to do it.


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FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 26, 2019 ERIN STOVER SICKMEN www.keysweekly.com

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Top: The village of Leticia, Colombia offers a brief, sunset-speckled glimpse of the Amazon River, with Peru just a few yards across the water. ERIN STOVER SICKMEN/Keys Weekly Bottom: Ruby Stover Sickmen, 13, passes a mandatory COVID-19 check by Colombian health officials in the Amazon village of Leticia.

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few years back, Slate published an essay on “The Rise and Fall of Quicksand,” recounting a 1980s-specific exotic obsession. If you’re of a certain age, you probably, at one point in your young life, researched how to escape from quicksand. You probably also grew up with a slightly morbid interest in piranhas and boa constrictors. Whether it was schlocky Saturday morning cartoons or the more reputable ecological push to “save the rainforest,” a darkly mystical, grandiose image of the Amazon was firmly planted into the collective psyche of an entire generation. This year, I took the plunge and booked flights that would take my family and me deep into the Amazon, specifically to Leticia, a speck of a village where Colombia, Peru and Brazil converge against the backdrop of the grand dame of rivers. With Leticia located on the southern border of a major ecological preserve, the closest paved road ends abruptly, over 600 miles to the north. Visitors can enter, as we did, via a single commercial airline, or a four-day boat ride from Brazil. Isolated is an understatement. A dusty taxi with holes in the floorboard delivered us to our hotel late in the afternoon. Before sunset, my wife and I took advantage of the waning light and ventured a few blocks into the village. Vibrating from culture shock (the good kind), we walked down to the banks of the Amazon. From there, we could look across to Peru — just a few yards away — and Brazil, less than a quarter mile downstream. There were locals cooking fish over oil drums, playing kickball, dodging motorbikes in the dusty rutted roads and hawking boat rides to Peru (roughly $1 to cross the river and come back). The banks of Leticia were alive with an ageless energy that seemed to bubble up from the water. Back at the hotel, we tucked into a dinner of local fish and fruits, and went to bed, Christmas-Eve-level excited to see more. Our day-long trip up the river was slated to depart at 8 the next morning. Oddly, our hotel landline started ringing at 6:30 a.m. I attempted to muddle through the conversation in my poor Spanish before admitting defeat and heading to the office. Stepping outside, bleary-eyed in my pajamas, I was greeted by eight federal immigration agents and medics. Uh … good morning?

As directed, I handed over passports and woke my family for health checks. We passed the screening, but our U.S. passports and recent travel landed us in a situation of being quarantined in Leticia for 14 days. At the risk of revealing my privilege, I dreaded the prospect of two weeks without wi-fi or any hint of English. The pragmatist in me, though, was more concerned with the lack of potable water, the extreme seclusion and the absence of any health care. Not to mention that my dream destination was a few yards away but might as well have been a thousand miles — an Amazonian Alcatraz. No, it was time to go. Our entire trip had kept us one step ahead of the pandemic, but in this remote corner of the world, reality had caught up to us. Things were evolving quickly on a global level, transitioning from arguably unwarranted panic to imperative preparation. Understandably, this tiny port in the Amazon harbored great concerns about the potential influx of a new virus. Assuming the State of Amazonas wanted us gone as much as we wanted to go, we proceeded to contest the quarantine order, receiving special government permission to leave on the condition we would fly out immediately. I was allowed to go to the airport to make arrangements, but had to go solo as the family representative. Booked on our one shot at exiting the country, we returned a few hours later to discover another obstacle. For reasons still unclear (seriously, my Spanish is not good), we were blocked from checking in for the flight. Thanks to the kindness of strangers, the goodness of humanity and the instinctive usefulness of hand gestures, we were pushed through at the absolute last moment before departure. Doing our best “Home Alone” impression, we sprinted through immigration and security, skidding into our seats for the last flight out. Wheels up, over the vast jungle, a selfish sadness hit me that the brief sunset peek at the Amazon was all we would get. A resounding life lesson (don’t you just hate those?) — I reminded myself that if I knew how the experience would turn out, I would still go through it all, just for that glimpse. As we navigated the whole ordeal, Colombians would regularly tell us, “tranquila” — relax, easy.

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I’m writing this week’s horoscopes because, in spite of our current climate, I am certain the future will arrive. Faced with fear, we become our worst (looking at you, TP hoarders) and best (health care and grocery store workers) selves. We’ve all been given the gift of time and with that comes the forfeiture of excuses. With our calendars cleared, we can dedicate ourselves fully to the present. Write the book, paint the picture, meditate, plant the garden, send the letter, speak the apology.

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

The season of the unforeseen is heralded by the arrival of Aries, the first sign of the zodiac and in the Northern Hemisphere, the bearer of spring. It’s a reminder that for every doom, there is a bloom.

WHAT THE STARS HAVE IN STORE

ARIES March 21 – April 19 The sun moving into your sign heralds a surge of energy and creativity. Fellow ram and professional eyebrow furrower Samuel Beckett decreed, “To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.” In the mess of misfortune we find ourselves in, Aries, what form will your fire forge? Notable Aries: Suge Knight/ April 19, 1965 TAURUS April 20 – May 20 You prefer a pasture to a pen and this forced confinement may spur feelings of restless resentment. Quiet your hooves and settle yourself, Taurus. The cure for your caginess is a double shot of gratitude, and maybe cake. Notable Taurus: Calamity Jane/May 1, 1852 GEMINI May 21 – June 20 Captivity is an unnatural state for a Gemini and it breeds the all-too-familiar feeling that the grass is greener elsewhere. Rather than imagining where you could be, imagine how you could be of service to those around you. Heed the advice of my wise friend, Lenny, and bloom where you are planted. Notable Gemini: Ralph Waldo Emerson/May 25, 1803 CANCER June 21 – July 22 Poet laureate Pablo Neruda wrote, “The days aren’t discarded or collected, they are bees that burned with sweetness or maddened the sting: the struggle continues, the journeys go and come between honey and pain.” In the difficult days to come, Cancer, be on the lookout for honeyed moments. We must suffer the sting to savor the sweetness. Notable Cancer: Tom Hanks/July 9, 1956

LEO July 23 – Aug. 22 Writer Honoré de Balzac cautioned, “The more we judge, the less we love.” I offer this reminder to you, Leo: Your way is not the only way and if you listen rather than lecture you may discover an angle or opinion you hadn’t previously considered. Notable Leo: J.K. Rowling/ July 31, 1965

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22 – Dec. 21 We can’t make more time, archer, but we can ordain how we spend it. As a fire sign you’re tasked with illuminating the shadow parts of life in ways that comfort and inspire your fellow man. Be the torch that lights the way. Notable Sagittarius: Nostradamus/Dec. 14, 1503

VIRGO Aug. 23 – Sept. 22 Fellow Virgo and all-around curator of kink, Mr. D.H. Lawrence, urged, “Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.” For Virgos, those instincts are to keep calm amid the chaos of the mind and proceed with measured grace. May the good animal in you shepherd the fearful among us. Notable Virgo: Mary Shelley/ Aug. 30, 1777

CAPRICORN Dec. 22 – Jan. 19 With a string of planets currently in Capricorn, you are primed to be the most exalted, powerful version of your sea goat self. Aces, since your level head and rational insights are needed now more than ever. Don’t punish those less rational; practice patience and radical tenderness. Notable Capricorn: Muhammad Ali/Jan. 17, 1942

LIBRA Sept. 23 – Oct. 22 Were you shortchanged out of a happy childhood, Libra? Consider quarantine the summer camp of your soul. I hereby order you to eat cake for breakfast, shun the tyranny of pants, roller skate through deserted streets, stay up late, sleep in a blanket fort and otherwise bottle-feed joy to your inner child. Notable Libra: Lenny Bruce/ Oct. 13, 1925

AQUARIUS Jan. 20 – Feb. 18 In strange times, the world demands strange measures. Lucky for you and the world at large, Aquarius, strange is your dominion. What profound pipe dream, mad scheme or wild invention have you been gestating? Notable Aquarius: Mozart/ Jan. 27, 1756

SCORPIO Oct. 23 – Nov. 21 In these trying times, heed the words of fellow scorpion Sylvia Plath: “I remember what this flesh has gone through; I dream of what it may go through.” You’ve seen, and seen yourself through so much, Scorpio. Dream of kinder lessons to come; the latest is only a bruise along the way. Notable Scorpio: Colin Kaepernick/Nov. 3, 1987

PISCES Feb. 19 – March 20 With hordes of folks depending on you for emotional stability, it is imperative you fortify yourself. I challenge you to engage in one action per day in which you are the sole beneficiary. Masturbate, take a bath, take a drive, drink the last swish of orange juice straight from the container, say no to someone you love. Notable Pisces: Dr. Seuss/ March 2, 1904

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BOOKS

FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 26, 2019

FEEL GOOD BOOKS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

Sometimes we put the mystery, sci-fi and thrillers aside and just want a happy ending. As your local library or bookstore may temporarily close, it’s time to stock up on a few great reads that are guaranteed to brighten your day.

KAREN NEWFIELD .. a reader and a now a writer, has hundreds of book reviews at: www.readingandeating.com. For questions and comments, email karen@newfield. org.

BEARTOWN

by Fredrik Backman Beartown is a remote, small community hidden away in the deep dark Swedish forest where temperatures plummet and everyone lives for hockey. The Beartown Bears Junior Team has been working for 10 years toward this very moment, the national semifinals. To Coach David, these boys have given this team every ounce of blood, sweat and tears they possibly could. As the big game approaches, an unexpected tragedy occurs, leaving a young girl traumatized and the season hanging in the wind. The entire town, which has placed all its hopes and dreams on this team, are dramatically torn between good and evil, loyalty and denial, crime and punishment. With each chapter Beartown becomes absolutely unputdownable. The incredible characters come alive as you feel the bone-chilling cold, hear the scrape of the ice and the whummmp of bodies thrown against the boards. Brrrrrrr. Readergirl TIP: Monroe County Libraries are at your service offering virtual cards and curbside delivery at keyslibraries.org.

BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE

THE OVERDUE LIFE OF AMY BYLER

Miss Annabelle Archer, country girl, daughter of a vicar, is an orphan. Her welfare currently depends on her miserable cousin Gilbert as she cares for his five unruly children. Although she is brilliant and fiercely independent, women are not permitted to live alone nor determine their own destiny in 1879 England. Desperate for escape and over-educated by her father, Annabelle finds a place at Oxford, one of the very first group of women admitted. She manipulates a scholarship in return for volunteering with the women’s suffrage group, protesting the women’s marital possession act and right to vote. Annabelle infiltrates the highest political influencers by coercing an invitation to the Duke of Montgomery’s ball. A beautiful bluestocking, Annabelle raises quite a few eyebrows and is shocked to find herself completely enthralled with the duke himself. Historical romance novel, filled to the brim with passion, perseverance and the very beginning of the women’s campaign for equal rights.

What mom wouldn’t love a “Momspringa?!” When cardigan-toting librarian Amy Byler is offered a ticket to attend a reading conference in New York City, she jumps at the chance to have a desperately needed break. Three years ago her husband went on a business trip to Hong Kong and never returned. Busy raising her children and working full-time, Amy becomes an expert at denying herself any private life at all. When the “hot librarian” at the conference not only loves her ideas but invites her to coffee, Amy quickly reinvents herself via her bf Talia who runs a popular woman’s magazine. Enter #Momspringa and you’ve got the full makeover including highlights, spin classes and twitter dates. Her three-day adventure turns into weeks and this librarian is ready to start a brand new chapter of her life. Laugh-out-loud read for any mom, book lover and believer in second chances.

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MARINE ZONES, SHORELINE SPEED AND WATER QUALITY, OH MY! SAC holds virtual meeting to discuss Blueprint priorities TIFFANY DUONG

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ecause of social distancing, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary met virtually instead of in person for its March sanctuary advisory council meeting. “As you know, we are at an important time for updating Sanctuary regulations and management plans. The Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) plays a critical role in this process,” said sanctuary policy analyst Beth Dieveney. “While the virtual format is more limiting than a longer, in-person gathering, this meeting served to keep this important process moving forward.” The original 5-month comment period on the Restoration Blueprint, which ended Jan. 31 of this year, was marked by outspoken crowds, lots of questions and over 1,000 individual public comments. Over 32,000 individuals were represented in the process due to various sign-on letters. The majority of these comments came from Monroe County residents, but some out-of-towners who care deeply about the sanctuary also commented, said Dieveney. NOAA also received comments from local municipalities, as well as state and federal agencies. During Tuesday’s webcast, council members discussed Restoration Blueprint proposals as NOAA refines boundary, regulation, marine zone and management plan proposals into a new draft rule. Eightyeight people attended virtually. The “Priorities and Inputs” document guiding the meeting laid out hot-button topics and the SAC’s recommended action, addressing everything from water quality to channel markers.

On the contested issue of catch-and-release fishing by trolling in specific Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs), the SAC supported the “status quo” option of leaving the exception in place for fishermen and called any other determination “premature” until zone boundaries are “crystal clear.” The SAC also called for revisiting this issue once boundaries are clear and “trolling” is clearly defined. Regarding limited commercial use on popular reefs, the SAC deviated from the preferred alternative and “does not support the idea of Blue Star Dive/Snorkel Operators being the only commercial operators granted access to these or any other area.” While acknowledging the merits of the Blue Star programs, the SAC noted they are and should remain strictly voluntary, and that access restrictions should “focus on commercial users, not the general public.” Dieveney noted, “Public comment is an important part of the review process.” She assured that all input is being taken into consideration. Public comments for the meeting were taken by email and shared with SAC members. The primary goal of the half-day online meeting was to clarify proposals addressed in the Restoration Blueprint and to highlight issues for SAC input, said Dieveney. Next up, SAC members will respond in an online survey, which will be placed into the SAC record and be made publicly available. Once final SAC input and comment from state partners are received, NOAA/Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary will draft a new rule. That rule will be a single proposal outlining updated or new sanctuary boundaries, regulations and marine zones, said Dieveney. That rule will also go out for a second round of public and agency comments, which will inform any final updated Sanctuary regulations. The meeting was open to public viewing online and the recording is available on YouTube. The agenda and meeting priorities are available at https://floridakeys.noaa.gov/sac/meetings.html. To visit the Weekly’s complete coverage of the Restoration Blueprint, visit https://keysweekly.com/42/ category/sanctuary-blueprint/.

Carrying capacity and overuse of marine resources was a prevalent undertone of both public comment and sanctuary recommendations. WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

BRIEFLY CREDIBLE SOURCES OF COVID-19 INFORMATION ONLINE • Keys Weekly Newspapers, keysweekly.com • Florida Department of Health, floridahealth.gov • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html • World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 • Monroe County Emergency Management, http://www.monroecountyem.com/covid-19- updated continuously with Monroe County information RESPOND TO THE U.S. CENSUS ONLINE U.S. Census workers will be required to go to homes that have not responded. You do not need an invitation code to respond online at www.my2020census.gov — no PIN is needed. Plan to include everyone you expect to live in your home on April 1. You can respond online or by phone in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. If you need help completing the 2020 Census, you can call, toll-free, 844-330-2020. It will take about 10 minutes to complete. It’s safe, secure and confidential. Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine federal funds to local communities for schools, roads and other public services; the number of seats each state has in Congress; and your political representation at all levels of government. FKEC ASSISTING MEMBERS WITH BILL PAYMENTS Florida Keys Electric Cooperative is aware the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may impact some of our members financially due to disruption of work, quarantine or illness. As a committed community partner in the Upper and Middle Keys, it will temporarily suspend disconnection of electric service for nonpayment. FKEC members who find themselves unable to partially or completely pay their electric bill, should call Member Service at 305-852-2431 to customize a payment plan to manage their balance and maintain electric service. FKEC is working to help affected members make payments to the best of their ability to prevent the accumulation of a larger balance. All co-op member-owners who can pay some or all of the electric bill are encouraged to do so. Utility bills and/ or debt will not be forgiven or erased. Members will continue to receive utility notices and an electric bill. Normal disconnect practices will resume within a reasonable period.


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HISTORY

FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY / MARCH 26, 2019

THE BUM FARTO FILES:

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

A young Bum Farto in the 1930s seated second from right in the front row along with Sister Helen and students from St. Joseph’s School. MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY ARCHIVES, GIFT FROM ANA AND LUIS COBO.

DAVID SLOAN is a Key West storyteller, publisher and producer.

Key West Fire Chief Joseph “Bum” Farto disappeared Feb. 16, 1976 while awaiting sentencing for a drug trafficking conviction stemming from Operation Conch – a sting operation that found Farto allegedly selling cocaine from the city’s fire station. Farto became the Jimmy Hoffa of Key West, and the island has swirled with rumors of his fate since he disappeared. David Sloan and Quincy Perkins have launched an unparalleled investigation into Chief Farto’s life, legends and disappearance in an attempt to find the truth. Each week they will share elements of their research here in the Key West Weekly while working to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the history of Key West. Share your Bum Farto tips and stories at www. findbumfarto.com.

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an your name determine your trade or profession? What about your fate? What if your name was Joseph Anthony “Bum” Farto? There was a time when surnames helped identify people in accordance with what they did. The practice led to families such as the Bakers, Fishers, Brewers and Cooks. As names evolved, the tables turned. Today there is a hypothesis

called nominative determinism, which suggests that people subconsciously gravitate to an area of work that ties to the meaning of their name. Bum Farto is the butt of countless jokes because of what many consider an unfortunate name. The jokes dismiss the human being who was an integral part of the Key West community, in favor of grade school humor and cheap laughs. These jokes are unlikely to disappear any time soon, but they overlook the actual significance of the names assigned to the Key West firefighting legend. The chief’s given name, Joseph, arrived through Latin and Greek from the Hebrew Yosef meaning “he will add.” The Latin origins of his middle name, Anthony, are a little more muddled, but at least one meaning of that name is “priceless.” Farto likely stems from the Latin fartus meaning “stuffed” or “filled.” In Spain and Portugal this became Fardo, and in the case of Bum’s family, the d would follow linguistic patterns and become a t. The meaning of fardo is a “parcel,” “package,” “bundle,” or “bale.”

There are a couple of stories circulating about how Bum got his nickname. The most reliable one comes from Alex Vega at The Key West Firehouse Museum. The story goes that while growing up on Greene Street next to Fire Station No. 1, a young Joseph Farto was determined to become a fireman. Each time the alarm bell rang and the engine headed out to a fire, little Farto ran behind it and hopped on the back to “bum” a ride while the firemen who remained at the station would yell, “Get off of there, you bum!” as Bum made his escape. The new nickname stuck with a capital B. When we combine all of Bum’s name origins, “Joseph Anthony Farto” means “He will add priceless bales.” A fitting name when we consider the alleged smuggling often associated with the chief. As for “Bum,” some local theories suggest Joseph “Bum” Farto was true to his name and “bummed” the most important ride of his life when he disappeared before sentencing for his drug conviction. Coincidence, or nominative determinism? You be the judge of that.


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Total Active Key/Island ###

2019

New Listings

% 2018

2019

Number Sold

%

2018

2019

%

Average Sale Price 2018

2019

%

Residential: Marathon

277

240

-13

44

47

6

14

21

50

796,529

929,295

16

Key Colony

91

95

4

13

17

30

5

7

40

930,000

1,200,000

29

Duck Key

50

55

10

10

10

0

5

3

-40

670,080

669,167

0

Conch Key

3

7

133

0

2

+

0

1

+

0

1,000,000

+

Long Key

12

14

16

1

1

0

1

1

0

365,000

565,000

54

TOTALS

433

411

-5

68

77

13

25

33

32

690,402

872,692

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LOWER KEYS RESIDENTIAL DEC 2019

Total Active Key/Island ###

2019

New Listings

% 2018

2019

Number Sold

%

2018

Average Sale Price

2019

%

2018

2019

%

Residential: Big Pine

103

91

-11

26

17

-34

8

7

-12

444,750

448,214

0

No Name

2

1

-50

0

1

+

0

0

0

0

0

0

Big Torch

1

6

500

1

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

Middle Torch

1

0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 -37

Little Torch

31

28

-9

6

6

0

1

2

100

865,000

542,000

Ramrod Key

21

24

14

0

4

+

2

3

50

636,000

783,750

23

Summerland

38

43

13

2

7

250

2

3

50

466,000

991,667

112

Cudjoe Key

74

76

2

17

13

-23

5

4

-20

522,550

595,000

13

Sugarloaf Key

39

36

-7

5

6

20

2

1

-50

632,500

740,000

16

Big Coppitt

41

34

-17

6

4

-33

0

3

+

0

332,333

+

TOTALS

351

339

-3

63

58

-8

20

23

15

594,467

633,281

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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Existential. It is the word of the hour and, like all trendy words, soon to be overused.

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But at this juncture, somewhere amid multiple threats to our wellbeing, let’s allow its use. For as long as I can recall, warning signs have been popping up as sort of Earth’s “Breaking News,” telling us to stop hoarding our natural resources or pay the price. Duck hunters have seen allowable takes decrease. Fishermen have seen species become less plentiful. And divers have watched the vibrant reef turn gray. Wetlands became a dumping ground for old refrigerators and oceans now hold immense loads of plastics. And underneath the planet’s top layers, the rush for black gold has dumped centuries of unfiltered carbon back into the atmosphere. We certainly noticed all of this along the way but always easily dug into the excuse that we had a God-given right to nature’s riches in order to grease our economic prowess. Enter the existential threat. Think of Father Time checking in on Mother Earth and it becomes all too obvious what our foolishness has wrought. Within this corridor of Ten years ago I can remember health concerns, more telling family and friends we were in global impacts were danger of ending life as we know it by waiting in the wings overtaxing the Earth’s capacity to keep of climate change — up with our ambitions. At the time, the weather, tides and sign was over-pollination, with dwindling bee populations. Our reality then earth scorching, with was easily detectable by an increase tremors occurring in sinus med commercials that correnear where fracking sponded to a rise in respiratory issues. was introduced. While human suffocation began to unfold, noticeable levels of cancer were All of these blatant warning signs were increasing around and near chemical plants and refineries. Where ground there but ignored, water was contaminated, young people because we valued in schools were developing chronic something more than illnesses. our existence and now Within this corridor of health we face an existential concerns, more global impacts were threat. waiting in the wings of climate change — weather, tides and earth scorching, with tremors occurring near where fracking was introduced. All of these blatant warning signs were there but ignored, because we valued something more than our existence and now we face an existential threat. I have been using this space to discuss ways we can sustain environmental assets to better our state of vulnerability with sea level rise. It may be common sense to know that reef protection, beach renourishment, mangrove health and removal of man-made barriers to allow nature more breathing room are important. We are all Earth’s creatures and we now see we are more connected to the future of our planet than we ever imagined. While we are locked in isolation, this may be the perfect opportunity to address what we can do to reorder our natural relationships. We need to quit deciding everything in political terms. Saving the Earth isn’t negotiable. Unbridled ecosystem degradation needs to be reconsidered. Environmental and health priorities need to come first. We no longer can afford to act the role of adolescents, hellbent on doing whatever we want, no matter the consequences. We have soiled our playground and now everyone needs to play a part in cleaning up our game and getting right with Mother Earth. Actually, we are the existential threat and only we have the means to do what is necessary to survive.

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e are living in what the old Chinese blessing/curse described as “interesting times.” Not many of us (outside of epidemiologists and virologists) could have predicted what we’re going through right now. But as so many of us dependent upon the tourist industry, myself included, have been sidelined without work and are trying to deal with the lack of income, others have risen above to make a real difference in kindness. There is no dearth of negativity and bad information out there on the InterWebz, and a lot of it is designed to scare the bejesus out of people unnecessarily. And there are a lot of rumors and fear mongering on social media, all in competition with the real information many of us are trying to disseminate. So maybe it’s time to turn off the devices for a little while each day. Go out for a walk or boat ride and soak up some Vitamin D, something coronavirus hates. (Please maintain your social distance.) Close the Facebook. And get inspired by our Keys locals who are making a difference every day. Mike Forster, owner of Mangrove Mike’s Café in Islamorada, has been providing free meals to locals affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Assisted by food, supplies and monetary donations from local residents and businesses, Mike has been serving up free takeout lunches every day in front of his restaurant. As Mike told a Weekly reporter, “We need to take care of each other. We have a lot of employees who are out of work and don’t have a paycheck coming this week or next week. This is what we need to do to be a united, compassionate community.” Mike has inspired others to help where they can. Some, like Erik Steinmetz, have really pitched in. Erik sent Mike a $500 check and has pledged to do so every week the crisis lasts. This is typical of Keys people coming together to help each other in the face of a crisis. We see it all the time after storms, and I’m glad to see it alive and well now. The Monroe County School District is to be commended for finding a way to get school breakfasts and lunches to kids who need them. Their Grab ’n’ Go Breakfast and Lunch program is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until noon at school and community sites countywide (the local Middle Keys site is Marathon Middle High School). Meals are available to

all children 18 and younger, and the child must be in the vehicle to get the meal. For more information, visit keysschools.com. Community Health of South JOHN Florida (CHI) set BARTUS up a drive-through coronavirus testing is a City of Marasite at Marathon thon councilCommunity Park man. He also is a musician who this past week. performs around Marianne Finizio town. For more and her staff did a see johnbartus. great job helping com address the situation and providing tests at a local level. We need to be prepared to handle new COVID-19 cases in the Keys, and the first step is testing. CHI knows how to ensure the limited number of tests we have go to test people who really need them. Kudos to them and all the other health care professionals in our community. There are many local examples… Fish Tales, which got in a supply of meats and chicken for locals after grocery store shelves were cleaned out… the Hurricane, which includes a 20% gratuity that goes to help their staff hang on… Publix, Walgreens and Winn Dixie for opening early for seniors so they can shop in a cleaner environment… If you have any great local stories, send them my way at: jebartus@ bellsouth.net. Regardless of my earlier paragraph, there are some good things happening on Facebook. Sarah Cizmas has posted some funny and cute photos and videos of her pets. Josh Mothner has posted some really cool links to great music. And there is a new Facebook group called How to Have Fun Under Corona Quarantine that features amusing posts designed to look at one’s own self-isolation in a humorous way. And I would be remiss if I didn’t inform you about my Social Distancing Concert, a Facebook Live event this Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m., at my Facebook page. Stay safe and healthy, try to stay sane, and remember this (as told to me by a local therapist): uncertainty wouldn’t nearly be so unsettling if I just knew how things would turn out. When not updating social media with accurate information from the city, county, state and other authorities, John will play his Social Distancing Concert on Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at: www. facebook.com/john.bartus


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KIRBY MYERS is a busy mom, radio personality and writer who’s not afraid to write what many of us are thinking.

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We’ve been in Georgia staying with my in-laws for almost two weeks now. It’s been wonderful visiting and with nearly 10 acres, is probably the best place the kids could be at the moment. It’s strange though, in these times, being so far away from our little island and all our friends. But what’s stranger, of course, is that it wouldn’t matter if we were there — we couldn’t hang out or hug each other anyway. Speaking of strange, my almost 3-year-old daughter (who speaks pretty fluent English) decided to communicate here mostly in tongues; including a dolphin-hyena hybrid of a cackle every time she thinks something is remotely funny. She’s started to slowly return to actual words and I oddly find myself missing her nonsensical babble. My lovely, low-key and very conservative father-in-law was privy to me opening a text from a friend on full volume that was just one of the hysterically inappropriate meme type videos going around — this one in particular referencing donuts and oral sex… (Insert face smash emoji). I also decided this trip is the time to once and for all give up my semi-closeted smoking habit cold turkey, which, given the turn of events of the world since being here, could either be genius or the dumbest idea I’ve ever had.

I think a lot about all of you, even if we’ve never met. I wonder how you are doing. How you are feeling. What sort of things are getting you through the day? Seemingly out of nowhere, I had my first proper cry yesterday. And I probably didn’t even let myself go as much as I could have. This morning as I write I’m mentally feeling better. This afternoon, who knows? Which again makes me think about all of you. I’ve found moving my body makes me feel better. The first week I started with some light yoga stretching in the morning. Yesterday I joined my former personal trainer girlfriend on Facetime (who I witnessed leaving the hospital after giving birth to her two girls with her six-pack abs intact) and did about 25 minutes of body weight exercises. It felt so good. Naturally I woke up today and can’t bend down to use the potty. We’re thinking about heading back soon, driving straight through the night to avoid any unnecessary stops and encounter the least number of people possible when one of the three kids has to inevitably pee for the 76th time in the first hour. I’m looking forward to seeing that Welcome to Key West sign, but I’m not sure I’m prepared for the quiet of our normally bustling island. When this is all over, fully expect a big ol’ bear hug from me, whether you know me or not. Until then, stay safe, Key West. And be smart. XOXO.


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BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 19, 2020. Personal Representative: Bernadette Becker 132 Crane Blvd. Sugarloaf Key, Florida 33042 Attorney for Personal Representative: RICHARD E. WARNER Attorney Florida Bar Number: 283134 RICHARD E. WARNER, P.A. 12221 Overseas Highway MARATHON, FL 33050 Telephone: (305) 743-6022 Fax: (305) 743-6216 E-mail: richard@rewarnerlaw.com Secondary E-Mail: pamela2@ rewarnerlaw.com Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 26, 2020. Personal Representative: ALISON SAMTER BERNSTEIN Petitioner Attorney for Personal Representative: CARA HIGGINS, ESQ. Florida Bar Number: 0734241 CARA HIGGINS LAW 604 Whitehead Street Key West, FL 33040 Telephone (305) 294-6030 Facsimile (305) 292-9911 E-Mail: cara@carahigginslaw.com Publish: March 26 & April 2, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et. al Defendants. Notice of Sale as to Count(s) Count I Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020 at 11:00am, the below named Clerk of Court will, 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 Timeshare Ownership Interest: 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”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim before the clerk reports the surplus as unclaimed. The sale is being held pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered on February 20, 2020 in Civil Case No. 2019-CA-597-K, pending in the Circuit Court in Monroe County, Florida. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

Notice of Sale as to Count(s) V Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020 at 11:00am, the below named Clerk of Court will, 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 Timeshare Ownership Interest: 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”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim before the clerk reports the surplus as unclaimed. The sale is being held pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered on February 20, 2020 in Civil Case No. 2019-CA-597-K, pending in the Circuit Court in Monroe County, Florida. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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 Timeshare Ownership Interest: Unit 5711, Week 29, 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”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim before the clerk reports the surplus as unclaimed. The sale is being held pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered on February 20, 2020 in Civil Case No. 19-CA-000726-K, pending in the Circuit Court in Monroe County, Florida. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit A23, Week 24, 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 August 2, 2019 in Document Number 2231129, and recorded in Book 2978, Page 365 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 $2,435.02 (“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 $2,435.02. 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: March 26 & April 2, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/12/2020, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/all bids. 1FMZU32PXWZA13832 1998 FORD Publish: March 26 & April 2, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Wheatons Towing gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell thes¬e vehicles on 04/20/2020, 10:00 am at 101500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Wheatons Towing reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ all bids. 1J4NT1GA7BD253095 2011 JEEP Publish: March 26 & April 2, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of STILL TO MOTION, located at 3846 NO NAME ROAD, BIG PINE KEY, FL 33043 intends to register said name with the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. BY: JOHN COLE HOOVER Publish: March 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 20-CP-14-P Division: Upper Keys IN RE: ESTATE OF BASIL GIANNIOTES, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Basil Gianniotes, deceased, whose date of death was January 22, 2020, is pending in the Circuit Court for MONROE County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 88820 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Florida 33070. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 20-CP-000007-K IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CHARLES A. O’BRIEN a.k.a. Charles O’Brien, Charles D. O’Brien Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES O’BRIEN, deceased, whose date of death was August 13, 2019, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney is set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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 the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: March 26, 2020. Personal Representative: PETER HOFFMANN 68-1783 Lua Kula Place Waikoloa, HI 96738 Attorney for Personal Representative: SHANNON HARVEY, ESQ. FL BAR # 76846 Law Offices of Shannon Harvey, PA 1680 Michigan Ave., Suite 700 Miami Beach, FL 33139 Phone (305) 777-2277 E-mail: sharvey@sharveylaw.com Publish: March 26 & April 2, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 2020-CP-51-K JUDGE TIMOTHY J. KOENIG IN RE: THE ESTATE OF THOMAS G. SAMTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS G. SAMTER, deceased, whose date of death was January 18, 2020, is pending in the Circuit Court for Monroe County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 15-CA-000173-K DIVISION: Civil Beach House Development Partnership, a Florida general partnership Plaintiff, vs. Dale Del Bello, et. al Defendants. Notice of Sale as to Count(s) I, IINotice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020 at 11:00am, the below named Clerk of Court will, 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 Timeshare Ownership Interest: Unit A21, Week 9, 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 thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim before the clerk reports the surplus as unclaimed. The sale is being held pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered on February 20, 2020 in Civil Case No. 15-CA-000173-K, pending in the Circuit Court in Monroe County, Florida. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2019-CA-597-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2019-CA-597-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et. al Defendants. Notice of Sale as to Count(s) Count III Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020 at 11:00am, the below named Clerk of Court will, 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 Timeshare Ownership Interest: Unit 5624, Week 50, 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”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim before the clerk reports the surplus as unclaimed. The sale is being held pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered on February 20, 2020 in Civil Case No. 2019-CA-597-K, pending in the Circuit Court in Monroe County, Florida. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2019-CA-597-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et. al Defendants.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2019-CA-597-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. Jannielisa Abreu, et. al Defendants. Notice of Sale as to Count(s) Count XII Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020 at 11:00am, the below named Clerk of Court will, 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 Timeshare Ownership Interest: Unit 5614, Week 28, 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”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim before the clerk reports the surplus as unclaimed. The sale is being held pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered on February 20, 2020 in Civil Case No. 2019-CA-597-K, pending in the Circuit Court in Monroe County, Florida. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-CA-000726-K DIVISION: Civil Windward Pointe II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company Plaintiff, vs. Frank John Sittnick, Jr., et. al Defendants. Notice of Sale as to Count(s) II Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020 at 11:00am, the below named Clerk of Court will, at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 19-CA-000773-K DIVISION: Civil Sunset Harbor Development Partnership, a Florida general partnership, Plaintiff, vs. D’Awrwyn Keith Daniels, et. al Defendants. Notice of Sale as to Count(s) I Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020 at 11:00am, the below named Clerk of Court will, 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 Timeshare Ownership Interest: Unit 412, Week 26, Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter the “Declaration”). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from this sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim before the clerk reports the surplus as unclaimed. The sale is being held pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered on February 20, 2020 in Civil Case No. 19-CA-000773-K, pending in the Circuit Court in Monroe County, Florida. KEVIN MADOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031780 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. DOUGLAS E SCHMIDT Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Douglas E Schmidt, 13911 Ridgedale Drive #110, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor,

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-001476 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. MARIUSZ SURMA Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Mariusz Surma, San Fernando 46, 3 D, 03001 Alicante, Spain Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5812, Week 24, Annual Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). The default giving rise to the sale is the failure to pay assessments


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as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded August 19, 2019 in Document Number 2233142, and recorded in Book 2980, Page 1304 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 $6,737.22 (“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 $6,737.22. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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 $2,523.99 (“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 $2,523.99. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031383 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. CONNIE JO BREIG; CHARLES JOSEPH BREIG Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Connie Jo Breig, 8789 Wendy Lane South, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Charles Joseph Breig, 8789 Wendy Lane South, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5611, Week 16, 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 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 543, 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

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031390 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. BETH JANELLE NEVERMAN Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Beth Janelle Neverman, 5550 Williams Drive, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit C13, Week 22, 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 $3,746.14 (“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 $3,746.14. Said funds for cure or redemption must be received by the Trustee before the Certificate of Sale is issued. Any person, other than the

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031522 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. ANNA MARIE COLEMAN; ROBERT CLARENCE WEISHEIT Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Anna Marie Coleman, 11 Morgans Run, Schuylerville, NY 12871 Robert Clarence Weisheit, 11 Morgans Run, Schuylerville, NY 12871 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 413, Week 43, Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 August 26, 2019 in Document Number 2234192, and recorded in Book 2981, Page 1895 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 $4,405.99 (“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 $4,405.99. 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.

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031690 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. RON PICHLER Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Ron Pichler, 11650 Claymont Circle, Windermere, FL 34786 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit A33, Week 3, 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 2988, Page 1225, 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 $5,089.41 (“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 $5,089.41. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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LEGAL NOTICES NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031720 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. DAVID WAYNE SELLERS Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: David Wayne Sellers, 5667 Yale Road, Bartlett, TN 38134 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5511, Week 33, 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 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 543, 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 $3,934.79 (“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 $3,934.79. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-031906 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. SANDRA S. VONDEREMBSE; ANTHONY JOSEPH VONDEREMBSE - ELAINE MARY VONDEREMBSE

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Obligor ______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING TO: Sandra S. Vonderembse 2003 Grange Street Oregon, OH 43616 Anthony Joseph Vonderembse 774 Deerwood Drive Defiance, OH 43512 Elaine Mary Vonderembse 774 Deerwood Drive Defiance, OH 43512 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a TRUSTEE’S NON-JUDICIAL PROCEEDING to enforce a Lien has been instituted on the following Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium described as: Unit 112, Week 15, Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 interest holder 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 $4,410.35, plus interest (calculated by multiplying $0.00 times the number of days that have elapsed since March 10, 2020), 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

Number 2239724, and recorded in Book 2988, Page 1225 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 $4,803.15 (“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 $4,803.15. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-032088 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. TIMESHARE TRADE INS, LLC Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Timeshare Trade Ins, LLC, 10923 State Highway 176, Walnut Shade, MO 65771 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit D12, Week 40, 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 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 October 7, 2019 in Instrument

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-032089 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JOHN SADOWSKI Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: John Sadowski, 325 Leslie Lane, Lake Mary, FL 32746 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit C14, 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 $3,757.51 (“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


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Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $3,757.51. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-032095 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. CAROL GERMINARO; BRUCE GERMINARO Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Carol Germinaro, 41 Birch Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 Bruce Germinaro, 41 Birch Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5322, Week 16, 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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded August 19, 2019 in Document Number 2233142, and recorded in Book 2980, Page 1304 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 $2,723.99 (“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 $2,723.99. 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

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-032105 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. DARIO MORELL; CONCEPCION C MORELL Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Dario Morell, 13405 Southwest 1 Terrace, Miami, FL 33184 Concepcion C Morell, 13405 Southwest 1 Terrace, Miami, FL 33184 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5614, Week 46, 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 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 543, 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 $2,594.74 (“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 $2,594.74. 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 18-032107 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. PAINT A PIECE IN PARADISE, A FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Paint a Piece in Paradise, a Florida Limited Liability Company, 3075 Flagler Avenue, Key West, FL 33040 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5212, Week 44, Windward Pointe, a Leasehold 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 attached thereto, and any amendments thereof. 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 August 19, 2019 in Instrument Number 2233142, and recorded in Book 2980, Page 1304 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 $3,702.90 (“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 $3,702.90. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE MORTGAGE BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-000123 WINDWARD POINTE II, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Lienholder, vs. JORGE FERNANDEZ; MERCEDES GARCIA Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Jorge Fernandez, 2550 West 60th Place, Building 19, Unit 105, Hialeah, FL 33016 Mercedes Garcia, 2550 West 60th Place, Building 19, Unit 105, Hialeah, FL 33016 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5333, Week 27, 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 the sale is the failure to make payments as set forth in the Mortgage encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded in Official Records Book 2813, Page 1120 of the public records of Monroe County, Florida (the “Lien”). The amount secured by the Lien is the principal of the mortgage due in the amount of $12,928.69, together with interest accruing on the principal amount due at a per diem of $5.28, and together with the costs of this proceeding and sale, for a total amount due as of the date of the sale of $19,259.28 (“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 $19,259.28. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017505 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JOSE DUMERGUE DOMINGUEZ;

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LOURDES MARIA RODRIGUEZ Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Jose Dumergue Dominguez, 8123 Northwest 161st Terrace, Hialeah, FL 33016 Lourdes Maria Rodriguez, 8123 Northwest 161st Terrace, Hialeah, FL 33016 Beach House Condominium Association of Key West, Inc., 9002 San Marco Court, Orlando, FL 32819 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit A13, Week 25, 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 October 7, 2019 in Instrument Number 2239724, and recorded in Book 2988, Page 1225 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 $6,630.88 (“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 $6,630.88. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 513, Week 33, Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 September 17, 2019 in Instrument Number 2236897, and recorded in Book 2985, Page 115 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 $2,754.28 (“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 $2,754.28. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 September 17, 2019 in Instrument Number 2236897, and recorded in Book 2985, Page 115 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 $2,771.88 (“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 $2,771.88. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017654 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. MICHAEL CONAN GHIGLIERI Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Michael Conan Ghiglieri, 22810 Highway 62, Shady Cove, OR 97539 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM,

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017733 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. DENNIS ANTHONY DAWSON; JAMES OSBORN WEEMS Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Dennis Anthony Dawson, 6412 Count Turf Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32309 James Osborn Weems, 6412 Count Turf Trail, Tallahassee, FL 32309 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 411, Week 21, Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017790 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. PATTI LYNNE YORK; TINA MARIE ALBANO Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Patti Lynne York, 1336 North Bywood Avenue, Clawson, MI 48017 Tina Marie Albano, 1336 North Bywood Avenue, Clawson, MI 48017 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit F31, Week 41, 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 September 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2237965, and recorded


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in Book 2986, Page 688 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 $2,423.94 (“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 $2,423.94. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

Trustee issues the Certificate of Sale by sending certified funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $2,411.94. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017811 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. THOMAS JAMES MARTIN Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Thomas James Martin, 7523 Southwest 9th Street, North Lauderdale, FL 33068 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit F21, Week 51, 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 September 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2237965, and recorded in Book 2986, Page 688 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 $2,411.94 (“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

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017814 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. DARLENE CHANTAL LE GRAND; JOHN THOMAS LE GRAND Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING TO: Darlene Chantal Le Grand 10164 Fort Caroline Road Jacksonville, FL 32225 John Thomas Le Grand 10164 Fort Caroline Road Jacksonville, FL 32225 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a TRUSTEE’S NON-JUDICIAL PROCEEDING to enforce a Lien has been instituted on the following Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium described as: Unit 121, Week 30, Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 interest holder 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 $2,485.62, plus interest (calculated by multiplying $0.00 times the number of days that have elapsed since March 10, 2020), 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

LEGAL NOTICES P. O. Box 165028 Columbus, OH 43216-5028 Telephone: 407-404-5266 Telecopier: 614-220-5613 Publish: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017823 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. RICHARD OWEN MCBURNEY; KIRSTEN SELMA JORGENSEN Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Richard Owen McBurney, 364 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC 28638 Kirsten Selma Jorgensen, 364 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, NC 28638 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 114, Week 12, Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 September 17, 2019 in Instrument Number 2236897, and recorded in Book 2985, Page 115 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 $2,760.98 (“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 $2,760.98. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE

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FILE NO.: 19-017868 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. WILLIAM W. STAFFORD Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: William W. Stafford, 16 Hillcrest Drive, Hattlesburg, MO 39402 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 431, Week 21, Sunset Harbor Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 September 17, 2019 in Instrument Number 2236897, and recorded in Book 2985, Page 115 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 $2,754.69 (“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 $2,754.69. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

Brooklyn, NY 11211 Mutsuyo Omatsu Isaacs, 320 Leonard Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit C23, Week 9, 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 September 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2237965, and recorded in Book 2986, Page 688 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 $2,423.95 (“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 $2,423.95. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

Harbor Resort Condominium Resort, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as recorded in Official Records Book 1376, Page 1093, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits attached thereto, and any amendments thereof (hereafter 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 interest holder 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 $2,569.55, plus interest (calculated by multiplying $0.00 times the number of days that have elapsed since March 10, 2020), 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

funds to the Trustee payable to the Lienholder in the amount of $2,407.21. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017917 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. NORMAN RALPH ISAACS; MUTSUYO OMATSU ISAACS Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Norman Ralph Isaacs, 320 Leonard Street,

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017922 SUNSET HARBOR RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. VALENTINA ANDREA ISAKINA; ETHAN NICHOLAS ATHERTON Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING TO: Valentina Andrea Isakina 10547 MacKenzie Way Dublin, OH 43017 Ethan Nicholas Atherton 10547 MacKenzie Way Dublin, OH 43017 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a TRUSTEE’S NON-JUDICIAL PROCEEDING to enforce a Lien has been instituted on the following Timeshare Ownership Interest at Sunset Harbor Resort Condominium described as: Unit 532, Week 35, Sunset

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017934 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JUDITH JUSTISON STRANCH Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Judith Justison Stranch, 915 North Clayton Street, Wilmington, DE 19805 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit A32, Week 47, 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 September 25, 2019 in Document Number 2237965, and recorded in Book 2986, Page 688 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 $2,407.21 (“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

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-017945 BEACH HOUSE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A NONPROFIT CORPORATION UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. BOBBY WAYNE JONES; CORINE ACKERSON-JONES Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Bobby Wayne Jones, 42 Woodchuck Hill Road, Savannah, GA 31405 Corine Ackerson-Jones, 42 Woodchuck Hill Road, Savannah, GA 31405 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Beach House Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit C14, Week 28, 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 October 7, 2019 in Instrument Number 2239724, and recorded in Book 2988, Page 1225 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 $2,421.77 (“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 $2,421.77. 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


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • LEGAL NOTICES 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-022652 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JOHN MARKOU GARZA; LINDA JAYNE GARZA Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: John Markou Garza, 3710 Masters Court, League City, TX 77573-4402 Linda Jayne Garza, 3710 Masters Court, League City, TX 77573-4402 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5834, 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”). 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 October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $1,550.22 (“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 $1,550.22. 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-022659 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. NANCY ANN SCHAFER; DONALD REX SCHAFER Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Nancy Ann Schafer, 40 Anchor Way, Berlin, MD 21811 Donald Rex Schafer, 40 Anchor Way, Berlin, MD 21811 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5431, Week 49, Annual Windward Pointe , a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). 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 October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $1,577.40 (“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 $1,577.40. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-022807 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JULIE ANN TIERNEY; JAMES JOSEPH TIERNEY Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Julie Ann Tierney, 13455 Winchell Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33961 James Joseph Tierney, 13455 Winchell Avenue, Port Charlotte, FL 33961 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5614, Week 41, 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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,152.40 (“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 $2,152.40. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

JOSEPH LEE DELAWARE Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Joseph Lee Delaware, 1004 Black Oak Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5214, Week 47, 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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,128.38 (“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 $2,128.38. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5624, Week 17, 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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,447.81 (“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 $2,447.81. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

(“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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded October 25, 2019 in Document Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,446.81 (“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 $2,446.81. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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 $2,440.82 (“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 $2,440.82. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-022813 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs.

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-022880 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. ROBERT CHRISTOPHER THORESEN; DEBRALEE ELIZABETH THORESEN, AKA DEBRALEE MCNEIL Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Robert Christopher Thoresen, 81 Burnt Cedar Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852 Debralee Elizabeth Thoresen, AKA Debralee Mcneil, 81 Burnt Cedar Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-022881 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. RICARDO FIGUEREDO; FRANCISCA FIGUEREDO Obligor _______________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Ricardo Figueredo, 1043 West 60th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012-2312 Francisca Figueredo, 1043 West 60th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012-2312 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5134, Week 27, Annual Windward Pointe Condominium, a Leasehold Condominium

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-022885 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. LESLI ANNE MATTONE Obligor ________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Lesli Anne Mattone, 22 Arverne Road, Sound Beach, NY 11789 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5122, Week 18, Annual Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). 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 October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 of the

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-023004 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JOHN ERNEST THOMPSON; SHERRY MURPHY THOMPSON Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: John Ernest Thompson, 116 Sevilla Avenue, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 Sherry Murphy Thompson, 116 Sevilla Avenue, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5413, Week 36, 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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,445.96 (“Amount Secured by the Lien”).


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• CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES 305.743.0844 • CLASSIFIEDS, PUBLIC & LEGAL NOTICES • •305.743.0844 LEGAL NOTICES

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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 $2,445.96. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-023012 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. RACHELLE RAYMOND Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Rachelle Raymond, 13200 Redspire Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5232, Week 29, Odd Year Biennial Windward Pointe, a Leasehold Condominium (“Condominium”), according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof recorded in Official Records Book 1803, Page 844, Public Records of Monroe County, Florida, and all exhibits thereto, and any amendments thereof (the “Declaration”). 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 October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,434.81 (“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 $2,434.81. 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

NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-023031 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. JEFFREY LOCH; CAROL LOCH Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: J effrey Loch, 1208 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, FL 34747 Carol Loch, 1208 Celebration Avenue, Celebration, FL 34747 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5714, Week 35, 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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded October 25, 2019 in Instrument Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,433.94 (“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 $2,433.94. 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers NONJUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO FORECLOSE CLAIM OF LIEN BY TRUSTEE FILE NO.: 19-023061 WINDWARD POINTE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION OF KEY WEST, INC., A CORPORATION NOT-FOR-PROFIT UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Lienholder, vs. BARBARA JEAN LAZ Obligor _________________/ TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF SALE TO: Barbara Jean Laz, 802 South Hi-Lusi Avenue, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 Notice is hereby given that on April 20, 2020, at 9:00 AM, in the offices of La Concha Hotel, Island Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 430 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040, the following described Timeshare Ownership Interest at Windward Pointe Condominium will be offered for sale: Unit 5332, Week 15, 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 the sale is the failure to pay assessments as set forth in the Claim(s) of Lien encumbering the Timeshare Ownership Interest as recorded October 25, 2019 in Document Number 2241874, and recorded in Book 2991, Page 180 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 $2,412.35 (“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 $2,412.35. 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: March 19 & 26, 2020 The Weekly Newspapers

AUTOS WANTED

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

are day-time sales clerk and part-time baker. Please apply in person at 8919 overseas Hwy, Marathon Fl. NO CALLS.

3BR /2 1/2BA Townhouse for Sale or Rent. Gated community w/ pool. $319,000 $5,000 renovation package included. Private message 336-408-8140

Small office space available for rent. Great location on U.S. 1 in Tavernier. Conveniently located to everything. 3 0 5 - 3 9 4 - 0 5 3 0

BOATS FOR SALE S2 Yacht - 26’ Sail with 2 Sails, on trailer - ready to go. Great for live aboard. Located in Tavernier. $6,750 305-664-7648 1965 Bruiel Express Sportfish - Built for Charter Fishing in the Keys. $14,000 or Best Offer. Excellent hull condition. 2 Detroit 6V53 engines one fresh rebuilt. Twin Disk 506 transmissions one fresh. We’ve just installed: 1 New trany, 2 new 1 1/2 in shafts,2 new shaft logs, 2 new rebuilt struts, 2 new props ni-bril, New bottom paint, 1 engine new rebuild 5hrs. Located in Marathon. Call 305-4813259 for details. BOAT SLIPS FOR RENT

Boat Slips For Rent in Marathon. Starting at $750. For best rates call 305-304-3610.

City of Marathon - Job Openings: Wastewater Plant Operator Trainee , Fleet Mechanic, Recreational Specialist and Street Maintenance. EOE, FULL BENEFITS www.ci.marathon.fl.us Experienced help only needed for all positions. Apply in person Mon-Fri 10-11am at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, Knights Key Blvd. M a r a t h o n

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 available - prices by size. Call 305-743-7277

MISC. FOR SALE Coleman Roadtrip Gas BBQ Grill. $69.00 ($182.00 new - used 3 times). New Screened Tent never been used. Call for details. Movingmust sell. Located in Marathon. 765-277-6400

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

HOUSING FOR RENT

Immediate opening for a HVAC Service Technician

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EMPLOYMENT Project Manager Upper Keys. Must have ability to schedule & organize multiple people & trades. and pass background check. Send resume to admin@ cbtconstruct.com 3 0 5 - 8 5 2 - 3 0 0 2 Vacation rental company in Middle Keys needs Maids - Part-time Saturdays 10AM-3PM Pay per home $120$150 813-263-9668

Come join our family and have fun at work! Busy, family-owned restaurant needs full and/or part time host or hostess. Greet Guests • Manage Reservations • Answer Phones. Great pay, hours and perks! Apply in person or email us at lobstercrawl@ gmail.com. Castaway Restaurant, End of 15th St., Oceanside, Marathon Receptionist - Full time position with established Marathon law office. Negotiable salary and benefits. Opportunity for growth. Email resume and references to stevens@marathonlaw. com. No walk-ins will be considered. SWEET SAVANNAH’S is now hiring part-time or full-time positions. Must be available for weekend shifts and have a clean driving record for event deliveries. Position will be crossed trained for FOH, baking and deliveries. Other positions available

2BR/2BA Canalfront in Marathon. Fully furn. W/D. April 1-Dec 1 lease. $1,500 mo. + utilities F/L/S 443-520-9485 AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN MARATHON. Shared rooms available for short or long term rentals. Single: $720/ month; Double: $1,150/ month; Plus tax; F/L/S. Units provide an Ideal option for temporary or long term housing. 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 are not provided. For information: Bob Brayman 305-743-5929 bbrayman@ hallsdiving.com

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

MARATHON GARBAGE SERVICE We are now hiring for the following positions:

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

2BR/2BA Large Apt for Rent. 10828 5th Avenue Gulf, Marathon. $1,850/ month plus utilities. F/L/S. Taking applications. Call (305) 394-4545 Islamorada, 3BR/3BA House, Private community, two story, unfurnished, concrete block home, Screened in patio, large carport & back yard, homeowners park, w/boat ramp/dock, new A/C, W/D, LONG TERM RENTAL in Plantation Lake Estates. $2,500/mo. Contact email: slgrisham@ i c l o u d . c o m

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS NEEDED! Monroe County School District Salary $15.80- $23.20/hour Key West, Sugarloaf and Upper Keys (3 work locations) • No Experience Required • Benefits • CDL Training Provided work as a Bus Aide while training • Full Time or Flexible Part Time Hours 6 to 9 am or 1 or 2 to 5 pm Apply online: www.keysschools.com

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DOWN 1. Google alternative 2. Maple genus 3. Capital on the Baltic Sea 4. Blindman’s ____ 5. International ____ of Units 6. In a little while, old-fashioned 7. Once around 8. Raccoon’s South American cousin 9. *The Demon Barber 10. Spanish earthen pot 11. Coffin stand 12. *New ____, setting of “The Alienist” 15. Michelangelo’s famous Vatican statue and others like it, e.g. 20. Death reports, for short 22. Deli offering 24. Baby extractor 25. *Sherlock Holmes creator 26. Continental divide 27. Planktonic tunicate 29. *”Who ____ J.R.?” 31. Actress Perlman 32. “Lost” in Paris 33. Mar-a-___, pl. 34. Having a toothed margin 36. Undesirable location 38. Forearm bone 42. Enlighten 45. Slower 49. Oil drilling apparatus 51. Spoke with a speech defect 54. Make a murmuring sound 56. Chopin’s composition 57. Wide river valley 58. Water carrier 59. L.A. footballers 60. *HBO’s “____ Detective” 61. *Pamela Voorhees and Norma Bates, e.g. 62. D’Artagnan’s sword 63. Stairway alternative 64. Those not opposed 67. *Remus Lupin’s occasional body cover


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