1 SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013 VOLUME 60, NO CENTS IN THE COURTS Jury 11-1 for death penalty WELCOME LeBaron found guilty in grisly murder By SEAN KINNEY By a vote of 11-1 a Key West jury on Friday recommended to Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones that Jonathan Leo LeBaron should face the death penalty. Last week, the same jury found LeBaron guilty of premeditated murder in the Feb. 10, 2009, beating death of 57- year-old Richard Gardner aboard the latter s boat, Flo to MARATHON Me, at a Stock Island marina. The jury s recommendation is advisory and Jones has set a sentencing hearing for June 28 at the Freeman Justice Center. Before the jury left for deliberations, Jones told them their decision would be given great weight. This week attorneys on both sides argued whether the defendant should spend the rest of his life in Florida prison or die from lethal injection. Prosecutors opted to ground their closing arguments to the jury in terms of hard evidence speaking directly to the heinous, atrocious and cruel manner of the murder, whereas defense counsel spoke in more abstract terms of morality and how LeBaron s life went off course. Kellie Peterson, defense counsel from the Regional Office of Civil and Conflict Counsel, described a pattern of various abuses that began when LeBaron, now 36, was just three years old. Testimony from LeBaron s brother and sister described mother Melba as a devout Jehovah s Witness and strict disciplinarian who regularly abused the siblings. The problem is, Peterson said, we all get so wrapped up in this process See LeBaron, 3A The saga continues: Overseas lawsuit filed Lawyer fees at issue in estate dispute quagmire By RYAN McCARTHY The former Overseas Liquor & Lounge building in Marathon generates a lot of press for a business that hasn t been open for more than five years. The latest in a long-running saga involving the once landmark property is a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Marathon attorney Bob Miller calling for the removal of probate attorney Richard KEY LARGO Warner as the co-personal representative for the estate of Joseph Ardolino, which owns the Overseas. Miller filed the suit on behalf of the estate of Angela Nunery, Ardolino s granddaughter and a 27-percent stakeholder in the estate. Nunery is also a former client of Warner s. In a lengthy filing, Miller accuses Warner of taking advantage of his position as representative by paying his own law firm roughly $100,000 to represent himself in that position, unbeknownst to the estate s five beneficiaries. Miller also claims Warner breached his fiduciary duty Here s lookin at you kid Orlando couple eloped to attend Bogart Ball By WAYNE MARKHAM Sold out venues, elopement and surprise wedding are among the only-in-themovies storylines emerging from the Key Largo Chamber s first-ever Bogart Film Festival. More than 2,000 people attended events during the four-day festival, which ended Sunday. They came from 35 states and five foreign countries. One couple - from Orlando, Fl. - came to be married. Stephen Bogart, the son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, was the star attendee and co-host. But it was the young Orlando couple that almost stole the show at the posh Bogart Ball held Saturday night at Hilton Key Largo Resort. Self-confessed big Bogie fans, the couple decided on a whim to elope, got married on the beach at Harry Harris to the estate and accuses him of self-dealing in estate assets in the hopes of collecting a larger fee once the Overseas property is sold. To that end, Miller says Warner cost the estate roughly $337,000 in lost rents ($3,191 per month) and loan payments ($155,000 promissory note) from former business owners Roy and Beverly Dickens when Warner called due a balloon loan in 2008, again unbeknownst to the beneficiaries. Miller said he believes Warner was attempting to increase the resale value of the property, and thus the fee he See Overseas, 2A Reid Nichols, 33, and Dana Karen, 28, are self-confessed big Bogie fans. Park in Key Largo, and then attended the formal Bogart Ball on Saturday - which became their impromptu See Bogart, 2A Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHY This newly installed Sombrero Lighthouse replica sign greets visitors to Marathon at the west end of town. The design was approved in December 2011, but permitting issues held up installation. Lifetime Keys resident Larry Herlth constructed the signs - there s another on Grassy Key - that weigh an estimated 400 to 500 pounds and are 4.5 feet wide at the base. NO NAME KEY PSC votes on Tuesday End of long battle may be in offing By RYAN McCARTHY It could be a banner week for commercial electricity proponents on No Name Key. On Tuesday, many expect the state Public Service Commission to approve plans to electrify the island. The next day, the Monroe County Commission is set to discuss results of a study that recommends doing away with a county prohibition of public utilities on the island. Tuesday s PSC hearing was originally meant only to decide whether the PSC has jurisdiction over the No Name decision, but spokeswoman Cindy Muir said it would be handled as a proposed agency action. Along with jurisdiction, (if approved) the Commission will also decide whether or not No Name Key should receive electrical power. Once the order is issued, if not protested, it will be become final after 21 days, Muir said in an e- mail to the Keynoter. No Name resident Alicia Putney, for years the driving force fighting commercial electricity on the 1,000- acre island, was denied the right to intervene in the PSC matter on April 19. Muir said Putney filed a petition with the state Supreme Court to overturn that ruling. But that won t stop the PSC from holding its hearing, according to Muir. And whatever the PSC decides, Putney only has the right to appeal her denial of intervention. Depending on how the PSC rules, other parties named in the complaint brought by No Name resident Jim Reynolds against Lower Keys utility Keys Energy Services would have the right to appeal, including Monroe County. But that would appear unlikely given the county s recent actions regarding No Name Key. In February, the commission voted unanimously to drop a trespassing action against Keys Energy over aerial easements on No Name, as well as an appeal of a Circuit See No Name, 2A INDEX Classifieds B Living B Business A Obituaries A Opinion A Sports/Outdoors...1B Crossword B Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO Buck stops here Key West s Little White House hosts the Truman Symposium May with a focus on national security issues, 5B. Buck stops here, too Former School Board member Steve Pribramsky vows to hit the ground running Monday on audit of $40 million HOB project, 2A.
2 2A Saturday, May 11, 2013 NEWS BRIEFS Tools to Quit meets June 1 Keys AHEC will be offering a free two hour Tools to Quit Smoking Cessation program at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Monroe County Sherriff s Office, at 50 High Point Rd., Tavernier. Participants will receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches and counseling from a certified tobacco treatment specialist. Also enjoy a free coffee. To register, call KEYS WEATHER PREDICTED TEMPERATURES DAY HIGH LOW SAT SUN MON TUES Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Visit KeysNet.com/weather for radar and extended forecast. BEACH ADVISORIES The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria. There currently are no beaches with health advisories. 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Periodicals Postage Paid at Marathon, Florida and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Address changes to FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER, PO BOX , MARATHON, FL Back to BOCC on Wednesday From No Name, 1A Court decision that put final say over electrification in the PSC s hands. The commission did vote to continue its involvement in the PSC complaint, but PSC staff recommendations released on May 2 were strongly in favor or electricity. Meanwhile, the commission is scheduled to hear the results of a coastal barrier overlay district study it paid engineering and planning firm Keith & Schnars to conduct. The $40,600 study was to a wide-ranging look at county policies regarding the federal Coastal Barrier Resource System. Congress enacted the Coastal Barrier Resources Act in 1982 to protect We re not going to back down From Overseas, 1A would collect. The Dickenses couldn t afford to pay the note and closed the business in February It s been dormant since. For Richard to hire himself and his law firm to represent himself as personal representative is a direct conflict with the best interest of his client, Miller said. Warner told the Keynoter that Miller attempted a similar action in 2009 and said that he considers the suit to be simply harassment. We ll be defending and ultimately dismissing that. We re just not going to back down, Warner said Friday. Warner added that estate beneficiaries were made aware of attorney s fees Warner paid himself in interim accounting reports filed as part of the estate proceedings. He had agreed in a mediated 2007 agreement to not charge personal representative fees. Of course we weren t going to hire outside attorneys. I ve done a monster amount of work I ll never be paid for, he said, referring to his role as representative. It all began around GAINES Sandra L. Gaines, Age 83 passed away peacefully at home in Stuart, FL on Saturday, May 4, Sandy was born Flint, MI. Sandy had lived for many years in Marathon, Fl. Surviving are a son, Michael & Theresa Gaines of CT; daughter Melinda (Mindy) Gaines of FL; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kelly, Matthew, Seana, Haley and Ross; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Douglas Gaines in Per her wishes, no public services are scheduled. Her cremains will be spread over the water of the Florida Keys in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. coastal habitats, and the county in 2001 created a coastal barrier overlay district prohibiting utilities in such areas. According to county documents, the Keith & Schnars study recommends doing away with the prohibition on utilities created by the 2001 ordinance. If the CBRS overlay ordinance was eliminated, CBRS system units would still be protected from development by the county s tier system, the study says. The 43 No Name homeowners have publicly battled over commercial electricity for decades. They get power now by banking it in batteries via solar panels and generators. 2006, when Warner began representing Nunery in the Ardolino estate proceedings. By May 2007, Warner and Deltona-area attorney John Parente were appointed co-personal representatives for the estate. Warner remained Nunery s attorney, which Miller claims in his suit is a conflict of interest Warner never addressed with Nunery. There s a lot of times that happens. We did wonders for her to get her logged in as a 27 percent interested person in the estate, Warner said. By February 2008, the Overseas Liquor & Lounge was closed. Warner later put it up for sale at $1.8 million. It appears to be his intention to get rid of the [Dickenses] before the lease was even up. Warner insisted on a $1,000 per month [rent] increase and would only give him a month-to-month lease, Miller said. Miller is requesting that Warner be removed as representative and pay to Nunery s estate damages, attorney s fees and other and further relief as to the Court appears just. MONTGOMERY Charles F. Montgomery, age 89, passed away at Fishermens Hospital on April 30th He was born in Owosso, Michigan on September 20th Charles had been a resident of Marathon, FL since He served in the Army Air Forces from February 1943 to November 1945, and received 4 Bronze Battle Stars. Charles worked for BellSouth for over 30 years. He had been a member of the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department in the 1960 s, as well as belonging to numerous clubs and organizations throughout Marathon. Charles and his late wife, Sylvia, enjoyed spending time with friends at the Marathon Yacht Club and taking cruises around the world. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, and diving. Charles is preceded in death by his wife Sylvia. He is survived by his two sons, Thomas and Daniel, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and his first wife Bertha. It was at Charles request that there be no service. Memorial donations may be made to: Marathon Yacht Club, rd Street, Gulf, Marathon, FL Subscriptions Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at OUR SCHOOLS Four-day fest will return From Bogart, 1A wedding reception. Reid Nichols, 33, and Dana Karen, 28, had been dating for three years. The decision to make the Bogart Ball their own, was a last-minute thing, they said. It was just so wellreceived, said Craig Cope, president of the Key Largo Chamber and official co-host for the event. They even got their pictures taken with Stephen Bogart and (film critic) Leonard Maltin. The Casablanca-themed Bogart Ball included a red carpet cocktail reception in a casino setting, a Moroccanthemed dinner and dancing - and the impromptu wedding reception as well. Mike Dojc, a blogger for the website 2life, even posted a picture of the young couple in front of the iconic movie poster with Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart promoting the 1948 film release for Key Largo. In addition to putting Key Largo on the map as a tourist destination, the movie is the fourth and final film that Bogie and Bacall made together, showcasing their legendary on- and off-screen chemistry. Key Largo has a strong storyline and a great cast, working under the direction of John Huston, said Maltin. It deals with such Key Largo Key West Big Pine Overseas Hwy., Key Largo, FL If you don t know insurance, come get to know us! Home Wind Flood Auto Motorcycle Boat Life Health Long-term Disability Umbrella - You name it, We got it! KeysNet.com Keynoter Pribramsky begins work on HOB audit Board likely to discuss at Tuesday workshop By SEAN KINNEY Former District 1 Monroe County School Board member Steve Pribramsky, an accountant and auditor by trade, hopes to start a review of the financial and construction records related to the three-year, $40 million rebuild of Horace O Bryant Middle School in Key West. Superintendent Mark Porter executed an agreement with Pribramsky on Thursday afternoon that is set to initially cost between $15,000 and $18,000, which falls below Porter s $25,000 spending threshold. The contract runs from May 10 to June 30. The hire, although already done, is up for discussion by the School Board at a Tuesday workshop beginning at 3 p.m. at administrative MARATHON offices on Trumbo Point. Porter opted to bring in an outside auditor given months of pressure from board member Ed Davidson and Stuart Kessler, a member of the district s advisory Audit and Finance Committee, and following the sudden departure of former administrator Michael Kinneer, who has handled HOB financials since Pribramsky said he d sit down with Davidson on Monday to review all of the research and analysis already completed. This has been a long and extended construction effort and it is necessary and appropriate at this time to invest some additional resources into the successful closure of this important project, Porter said. He said Pribramsky s firm Pribramsky and Zuelch, with offices in Key West, Marathon and Islamorada, has the best expertise and immediate availability to meet the needs of Monroe County schools. In a nod to Davidson and Kessler, Porter said, It is their initial work that has helped define and focus the further efforts needed at this time. The HOB project has been mired in problems including a complete redesign to comply with city height limits; the discovery of compromised soil foundation that had to be replaced; the exclusion of an essential parking lot; and myriad instances of what Davidson has challenged as questionable accounting. Kessler and Davidson have complained that documents provided by Coastal Construction are insufficient and don t meet reporting requirements outlined in the construction contract. Pribramsky, who only served one four-year term, was a dogged critic of the School District finances at the time and led the charge to overhaul the administration during and following the downfall of then- Superintendent Randy Acevedo and his wife Monique, then the adult education coordinator. Zip-line issue returns to City By RYAN McCARTHY Opponents to a planned zip-line course at Crane Point Hammock won t have long to wait before making their case against the project to the Marathon City Council. The council is slated to hold a quasi-judicial hearing to consider a conditional use for the proposed $1.1 million course on Tuesday, just eight days after the Planning Commission voted to recommend the conditional use on 3-0 vote. Two commissioners were absent from that meeting. A number of vocal opponents to the zip line - many of whom reside in the residential subdivision surrounding the 63-acre nonprofit nature preserve -turned out for Monday s Planning Commission hearing. They objected on numerous grounds, but the commission voted 3-0 to grant the use. The decision was based on staff stating the project qualified for the use and that other concerns would be addressed as the zip-line progresses. In fact, the commission hardly discussed the issue after Planning commission meeting was packed. roughly three hours of presentations and public comment. It was moved for approval and voted on in less than five minutes, a decision that drew loud boos from the crowd. The council is likely to hear many of same objections as the Planning Commission, such as that zip-line is an active, not passive, recreational use, and that it interferes with White-crown pigeon habitat. Crane Point s presentation on Monday unveiled a proposed 2,900-foot course featuring nine towers and five ground level - or just above - landing platforms. It s conditional use is consistent with the comprehensive plan and land development regulations, according to city staff. The zip-line project has been in the works since 2009, with Crane Point s board of directors hoping it provides a sustained source of income. The property has struggled financially in recent years. The City Council agreed to pursue a $727,000 state Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Crane Point. It s based on the attraction creating 21 fulltime jobs for at lease one year. The city would have to pay back the state $35,000 for each job not created. Crane Point has said it would cover the first four jobs if necessary. Tuesday s City Council meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center. timeless subjects as power, ambition, and integrity. Maltin said that he became involved with the Key Largo festival because Bogart is his all-time favorite actor. Event coordinator Suzanne Holmquist said that the Bogart Family Estate pushed for outdoor screenings in order to highlight the tropical beauty that makes Key Largo a unique destination. The four-day festival featured 38 film screenings, workshops, a memorabilia exhibit, rides on the original African Queen and the formal ball. Cope said the Chamber is already thinking about ways to improve the event for next year, noting that Stephen Bogart and the Bogart Family Estate were tremendous partners for this firstever Key Largo festival. He (Stephen) was all over the place; we kept him working. But he and Leonard Maltin were just great to work with. I can t tell you how many people came up to offer their thanks for hosting the festival. I heard that over and over. Kirk of the Keys Overseas Highway at 89th Street Marathon MM Staffed Children s Sunday School & Nursery Sunday Services 9 a.m. Contemporary 11 a.m. Traditional Marathon Church Of God th Street, Ocean Sunday Worship & Children's Church 10:45AM Sunday Evening Worship 6:00PM Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:30PM A Pentecostal Ministry with a Prophetic Voice " For God so loved the world..." and so do we!
3 Keynoter KeysNet.com KEY LARGO Board rejects concessions By DAVID GOODHUE Fire and emergency services district commissioners on Wednesday rejected concessions offered by the Fire Department, making it less likely that the department will continue serving Key Largo. The Key Largo Fire- Rescue and Emergency Services District commissioners voted 3-2 not to accept a four-point compromise aimed at saving the Fire Department. Instead, the Key Largo Ambulance Corps will probably take over leadership of the department May 27 with a newly-formed, nonprofit fire company. The decision to sever the district s contract with the IN THE COURTS Fire Department was essentially a move to get rid Chief Sergio Garcia, who has led the department for the past 15 years. Commissioner Bob Thomas made it a priority to weaken Garcia s role in the department since he came to office in November. Garcia has remained relatively quiet since the commissioners voted to end the contract in March, but he broke his silence Wednesday. What we have here is Willy Wonka trying to run the fire service, Garcia told The Reporter. He has no business being a commissioner, especially when he doesn t listen to the voice of the people and everything he says is not based on fact. Thomas, a retired airline captain, owns Key Largo Chocolates. District board Chairwoman Jennifer Miller and Commissioner Tony Allen strongly oppose Thomas push to cut ties with the department, but were out-voted by Commissioners Marilyn Beyer and George Mirabella. Miller said that only a small handful of her constituents support discontinuing the Fire Department s contract. This isn t obviously what the community wants, and if it is, I haven t heard from them, she said. Allen and Miller Tuesday voted to accept the concessions, which were written by the Fire Department s board of directors. But Thomas, Mirabella and Beyer said DUI manslaughter arrest made By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer A deadly crash on the Seven Mile Bridge on April 17 put a Miami-Dade County man in jail Thursday under a charge of committing manslaughter while driving under the influence. Xavier A. Ycaza, 23, remained in the Stock Island Detention Center with no bond allowed at press time Friday. Florida Highway Patrol KEY WEST they did not go far enough. Mirabella called the concessions smoke and mirrors. No one is even interested in the baloney you have handed out, Mirabella told the Fire Department s board of directors President Frank Conklin. This is all just a smoke screen to stall. The only solution we have is to create a new corporation with better bylaws. Garcia said he and the Key Largo Volunteer Fire- Rescue Department are sticking around no matter who occupies the town s two fire stations. We are not going to dissolve our corporation, he said. We are going to find a way to provide service. City moves forward on dredging referendum By SEAN KINNEY officers arrested Ycaza immediately after his release from the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where he was recovering from injuries suffered during the head-on crash he is charged with causing. Floyd O. DeVos, 79, of Grand Rapids, Mich., died in the crash. Nancy DeVos, 76, riding with her husband of 59 years, was hospitalized with critical injuries. She later was discharged from Jackson Memorial. With a unanimous Tuesday approval of the Key West City Commission, voters are one step closer to an Oct. 1 referendum on dredging to allow larger cruise ships at Key West. Commissioners authorized, in the first of two required public hearings, the language of a binding referendum to request a federal study on impact of the dredging. The vote will come after years of public debate and political maneuvering. The two sides are familiar foes: the Key West Chamber of Commerce has come out for a study of the quality-oflife, environmental and revenue impacts - worded to avoid mentioning mass market tourism - while eco-advocacy group Last Stand does Nancy and Floyd DeVos were regular visitors to the Sunshine Key RV Resort. Floyd spent the last years of his life enjoying the Florida Keys and its amazing fishing, says an obituary published in the Grand Rapids Press. Floyd had a loving nature and was always willing to help anyone. Floyd DeVos was driving south over the Seven Mile Bridge with Nancy as passenger in their 1999 Chevrolet when Ycaza s not want to even consider any proposed dredging. Last Stand argues dredging violates legislation that established the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Both groups have formed political action committees and are actively fund raising to spread their message further. The $2 million to $3 million study would task the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, but with the understanding northbound 2013 Nissan swerved into the southbound lanes and slammed their car at 8:50 p.m. Floyd DeVos died before he could be taken by air ambulance to the Ryder Trauma Center, said FHP Lt. Kathleen McKinney. Ycaza, a resident of Golden Beach, an oceanfront community near the Broward County line, is being held on DUI charges of causing death, serious injury and property damage. that no city money is to be spent on the study. The actual cost of the dredging to widen the ship channel is estimated at some $36 million. And there are no funds identified, as of yet, for that work if and when the project gets approval. The plan calls for widening Cut B of the ship channel from 300 feet to 450 feet, displacing 150,000 cubic yards of protected sea floor. that everyone has to point a finger. Don t do that. Look at why this happened and what our system of justice stands for. I would say our system of justice failed those kids. Was that Jonathan s fault? Would he still be here today? Those are the kinds of questions you need to answer. I would ask to look at Jonathan LeBaron and the path that he was given and know that there s no gift here, there s no free pass. Either way he dies in prison and it becomes less about him and more about the morality of what happened and what failed. Then I would ask you not to kill him. A crime that a jury decides is heinous, atrocious and cruel, is considered an aggravating factor in the penalty phase where life or death is deliberated. There were a minimum of four, distinct blunt force Saturday, May 11, 2013 Multiple stab wounds cited From LeBaron, 1A TAVERNIER: Overseas Hwy. Suite 1 (305) KEY WEST: 1601B N. Roosevelt Blvd. (305) MARATHON: 5701 Overseas Hwy. Suite 17 (305) in The Professional Building with Dr. Consiglio OPEN MON-FRI (by appointment) Se Habla Espanol 3A wounds to Richard Gardner s head, Assistant Monroe County State Attorney Val Winter told jurors. The blunt object struck Richard Gardner s head with such sheer strength and wickedness, Richard Gardner avulsed seven teeth. The victim s upper jaw was broken and his lower jaw shattered, Winter said, going on to describe a total of 12 stab wounds to Gardner s body, evidenced by a graphic photograph projected in the courtroom. Heinous, Winter said, displaying a new photo of plastic wire ties LeBaron planned to bind Gardner with during a robbery or kidnapping. Atrocious. Finally, a photo of Gardner s body so badly beaten it was difficult to ascertain the exact anatomy. Cruel. Did Richard Gardner die because of Jonathan LeBaron s greed or because the defendant was hit with a switch as a child?
4 4A Saturday, May 11, 2013 Opinion & Editorial EDITORIAL Pribramsky right choice for audit Questions raised about changes, spending on $40 million in federal money a serious matter Pribramsky the right choice to clean up HOB mess Superintendent Mark Porter took the advice of School Board member Ed Davidson this week and announced he was hiring a financial auditor to review the troubled Horace O Bryant Middle School construction process. He made the right choice by tapping Steve Pribramsky. Pribramsky is a former School Board member who was highly instrumental in bringing down the corrupt Acevedo administration in 2008 and If not for Pribramsky and current School Board members John Dick and (to a lesser extent) Andy Griffiths, we may not have known the full extent of the graft that went on under Randy Acevedo s watch. In the end, we found out that his wife, Monique Acevedo, stole close to a half a million dollars while she was in charge of the School District s adult education department. She s in prison - about half-way through an eight-year sentence. Randy Acevedo got off easier. He was only convicted of covering up his wife s theft and served three-years of probation. If you recall those days, there were forces at work within the School District and on the School Board that wanted the story to go away. Please don t look any further, some asked. Others, entrenched in the corrupt morass and cronyism of the Key West political establishment, were more demanding. When Randy Acevedo was handcuffed, a group of women resembling the Manson family wailed at police as they took him away to be processed. All the while, Pribramsky persisted in demanding the truth. If he did this from a comfortable perch in the Middle or Upper Keys, it would be less impressive. But at the time, Pribramsky and his family lived in Key West - right in the middle of Conch country. Pribramsky only sought and served one term. In the meantime, the most egregious corruption that plagued the School District seems to have gone away with the Acevedos and their friends who occupied high-paid administrative positions. But something went wrong in the process since the $40-million Horace O Bryant project broke ground. Davidson and Audit and Finance Committee member Stuart Kessler identified at least $1.8 million in questionable charges billed by Coastal Construction, the lead contractor on the HOB project. They identified more than 70 change orders that the company did not report to the administration of then-superintendent Joseph Burke. Kessler said it was not Coastal Construction s fault that change orders were not reported. The School District s finance staff signed off on them without the knowledge of the School Board. The superintendent can approve spending of up to $25,000, but he or she must also disclose the spending to the School Board under state law. Davidson and Kessler are valuable watchdogs and should be commended for bringing to light what is at least questionable accounting. The district may reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds should the mistakes be confirmed. Given his record on the School Board, Pribramsky is the right person to get to the bottom of the HOB debacle. It should also prove interesting to see what else he finds as he lifts the cover on this latest construction boondoggle. Wayne Markham Publisher Larry Kahn Editor Richard Tamborrino......Advertising/New Bus. Dev. Dir. Kathie Bryan Financial Director Todd Swift Production Manager Carter Townshend Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. Letters to the Editor MARATHON LETTERS TO THE EDITOR You can help On Saturday, May 11, the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct the nation s largest single-day food drive. The nation s 175,000 letter carriers including those in South Florida will collect food donations left at mailboxes in more than 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger relief organizations, such as pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. With more than 50 million Americans living at risk of hunger, food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance, said PMG Pat Donahoe. Together, we are helping to address this demand and making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans in communities throughout the nation. Other partners of the food drive include the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, AARP, Feeding America, Campbell Soup Company, Valpak, United Way, AFL- CIO, Uncle Bob s Self Storage, GLS Companies, Publix, Source Direct Plastics and Valassis. Examples of non-perishable items customers can donate include peanut butter, canned soups, canned vegetables, boxed cereal, pasta and rice. Debbie Fetterly USPS Pembroke Pines CELEBRATING OUR PAST West end of Caroline Street after 1909 hurricane passed through Key West. This photo was taken Oct. 11, 1909 and now resides in the State Archives of Florida. Photo courtesy Florida Memory, a division of the Florida Library & Information Services. Fundraisers succeed The Hurricane Hole would like to thank its customers, friends and families for pulling together to raise more than $14,000 in two separate benefits in April. On April 7, the Hurricane Hole hosted a fundraiser for Jennifer Phillips and her family to help them face her battle with cancer. Funds were raised through a variety of activities that included a belly-flop contest, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Many of those in attendance also had their heads shaved and more than 100 families participated in purchasing a small section of the pirate-ship playground to paint as their own. The event took place all afternoon and generated roughly $6,000. A large percentage of those in attendance were friends and co-workers from the Key West Pre-School Coop, where Ms. Jen had been working for the past three years. On April 28, the Hurricane Hole family rallied again in support of longtime employee Mirza Qumruzzaman, known as Alvin. Alvin and his family have been commuting back and forth from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami following the birth of their son Rafan. Just days after his birth, Rafan was diagnosed with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a condition that will require lifelong medication and monitoring. An employee of the Hurricane Hole since 2007, Alvin is well known among the Hurricane Hole s loyal customers. We raised close to $8,000 through individual donations, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and karaoke bingo. Donations can still be accepted online at /p982/babyalvin. The patrons of the Hurricane Hole have clearly demonstrated the generosity that Key West has become known for in times of need. The staff, management and ownership of the Hurricane Hole are extremely grateful to everyone who participated and volunteered to make these two events a giant success. Matthew McKnight, Matt Moline Hurricane Hole, Conch Shack Stock Island Letters of local interest are welcome, but subject to editing and condensing. There is a 400-word limit. Letters thanking an individual are welcome. Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will not be published. Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor, Keynoter, P.O. Box , Marathon, FL Fax: Marjorie Mearns gone at age 74 Community activist served two years on city council By RYAN McCARTHY Longtime Marathon resident, community activist and former City Council member Marjie Mearns died Wednesday at the age of 74. She was heavily involved in the Middle Keys community, but was perhaps best known for her work as an advocate for Pigeon Key, a small island offshore of Marathon that housed workers in the early 1900s when Henry Flagler built the Florida East Coast Railway. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Mearns was a longtime member of the nonprofit Pigeon Key Foundation board of directors, and even filled in for a short time as executive director of the island. More recently, Mearns was the driving force behind the ongoing community effort to save the iconic 2.2-mile Old Seven Mile Bridge leading to Pigeon Key. She was unbelievable. I m very involved with Pigeon Key and the Seven Mile Bridge. She started all that years ago. She gave us a ton of information she had collected...and we wouldn t be where we are now without it. She was very instrumental in getting the whole thing going, Pigeon Key Foundation board member Riett Steinmetz said. In March 2011, she helped start an online petition website that later morphed into the nonprofit group Friends of Old Seven. The group is trying to help secure funding for an expensive refurbishing of the bridge. Mearns MEARNS was also a member of the Marathon City Council from 2005 to 2007, following her son Randy, a former mayor, on the dais. She was also a longtime Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys-now Guidance Care Centerboard member and was active with the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department as was Randy, a former Volunteer Fire Chief. Mearns had a number of interests outside of city business and community activism as well. She was a longtime member-as a baritone-of Island Harmony, the well-known Middle Keys barber shop singing group. A physical education teacher in Pennsylvania prior to moving to the Keys, Mearns was also an avid tennis player and coached numerous sports. She even helped then-marathon High Principal Kay Gradick establish girls sports at the school when the Mearns family moved to the Keys in Mike Puto was a teacher at the school during that time and has known Mearns for more than 40 years. He was city manager during Mearns two years on the dais and the two served on the Pigeon Key board together. She was really a neat lady, and to me was like a second mom. She was helpful to me when I was on the [Monroe County Commission] and then when I became city manager. She was a guiding light. She went through a lot with her cancer, but she was a fighter, he said. Randy says Mearns and her husband, Frank, came to the Keys intending to purchase a Grassy Key marina. It fell through [and] they eventually bought the King Sail Motel and owned that for 12 years, he said. Randy said Marjie was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had surgery, but that it later returned and spread through her body. She lived longer than doctors said she would have. She was comfortable and didn t have a lot of suffering, Mearns said. She will be missed. She did a lot of good things for this community. The Mearns family is planning a celebration of life on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Kirk of the Keys. A gathering of family and friends at Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill behind the Holiday Inn Express in Marathon will follow. NEWS BRIEFS Indian Fill cleanup set for May 18 A clean-up day for Tea Table, Lignumvitae and Indian Key Fill is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 beginning at 9 a.m. The Islamorada branch of the Monroe County Sheriff s Office is coordinating with the Islamorada Public Works Department and Solid Waste provider to remove all trash collected during the clean-up. The community is encouraged to join the clean-up efforts. Participants will meet at the north end of the Fill, mile marker 79.6, bayside (north end Tea Table Fill / south of the Papa Joe s property) and break into groups to pick up debris. Students may receive a community service certificate for their participation in this clean-up event. It may be a beautiful warm and sunny day, so participants are reminded to wear sun block, light clothing, a hat, sturdy shoes and gloves and to bring water to drink.
5 Keynoter KeysNet.com Saturday, May 11, A MARKETPLACE Recent Real Estate Sales SALES vs. LAST YEAR: 120 percent Based on information from the Florida Keys Board of REALTORS, Inc. (alternatively, from the Florida Keys MLS, Inc.) for the period April 28, May 4, Key Price Price Days Listing Office, Selling Office, Address Listed SoldListed Listing Agent Selling Agent Big Coppitt Key 201 Coppit Rd. $89,900 $66, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo Sellstate Island Prop./Maya Thomas 400 Avenue B. $339,000 $331, Keys Comm. R.E./Gary Smith Keys Comm. R.E./Gary Smith Big Pine Key lot 26 Enterprise Ave. (*) $99,500 $87, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss American Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle Constitution Ave. $695,000 $620, Internet Rlty. of the Fl. Keys/Nate Meyer Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Kathleen Gomez 12 Flying Cloud (*) $149,900 $149, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Beata, Jim Sharpe Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo Avenue E $194,000 $182, Century 21 Schwartz/Debra Farrell Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Abby Oglesbee Saratoga Ave. $509,000 $475, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen Haack Outside of MLS Iris Dr. $356,000 $333, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti Nickless Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams Palm Ave. $165,000 $165, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen Haack Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Patti Nickless 1583 Bogie Dr. $399,000 $380, American Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Abby Oglesbee 3979 Gordon Rd. $279,900 $258, United Realty Consultants/Todd Hamilton Century 21 Schwartz/Rhonda Williams Cudjoe Key John Avery Ln. $399,000 $400, American Caribbean R.E./Sandra Tuttle Island Group Rlty./Margarita Villoch Port Royal Ln. $396,000 $370, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Diane Corliss Outside of MLS Long Ben Ln. $259,000 $240, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Barbara Crespo 340 Spanish Main Dr. $339,000 $330, Island Group Realty/Margarita Villoch Non-Member Office Duck Key 174 Indies Dr. (*) $395,000 $375, RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Joe Townsend Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Debra Grill 5104 Sunset Village Dr. $279,900 $267, Sellstate Island Prop./Melva Wagner Sellstate Island Prop./Melva Wagner Key Colony Beach 601 Ocean $259,000 $252, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joshua Mothner Shoreline Prop./Jaclyn Kelley 140 5th St. $789,000 $750, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Joshua Mothner th St. $950,000 $800, Gail's Island Rlty./Gail Borysiewicz American Caribbean R.E./Lynn Lucas Key Haven 2 Beachwood Dr. $599,000 $540, Schwartz Prop. Sales/Jimmy Lane Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Louis Paez Key Largo Overseas Hwy. (*) $179,000 $175, Marr Properties/Terry Canto Century 21 Schwartz/David Thompson 1530 Ocean Bay Dr. $150,000 $135, Century 21 Schwartz/Sue Sparkes Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Carol Herdock 603 Jade Dr. $299,900 $260, RE/MAX Keys to The Key/Team Wilkinson Century 21 Schwartz/Francis Clay 10 Rose Pl. $220,000 $241, Keys Country Realty & Dev./Ellie Donofrio Century 21 Schwartz/Loretta Lawrence 146 Dickie Way $265,000 $245, RE/MAX Keys Prop./Diana Fiddes The Blue Group/Laura Berni Overseas Hwy. $540,000 $440, Buttonwood Realty/Antonio Hernandez Buttonwood Rlty./Antonio Hernanzez lot 19 Ocean View Blvd. (*) $20,000 $20, First Class Realty Group/George Pyrpiris Century 21 Schwartz/David Thompson Overseas Hwy. $449,000 $430, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Carol Brenn Shoreline Prop./Sue Mooney Lots 1,2,3 Sunset Rd. (*) $50,000 $50, First Class Realty Group/George Pyrpiris First Class Rlty. Group/George Pyrpiris 106 Ocean Shores Dr. $215,000 $185, Marr Properties/Joy Martin Xcellence Rlty./Humberto Jimenez 307 Sanctuary Dr. $399,999 $380, Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela RE/MAX Keys Prop./Diana Fiddes 902 Ruby Dr. $177,000 $169, Century 21 Schwartz/S. Livoti, M. Pace Century 21 Schwartz/Francis Clay 464 Lime Dr. $315,000 $310, Century 21 Schwartz/Robert Valenzuela Island Equity R.E./Holly Hight 4 Jenny Ln. $119,900 $95, RE/MAX Keys Prop./Kym Papp Century 21 Schwartz/Beverly Dillon Overseas Hwy. $275,000 $260, Century 21 Schwartz/Tracy Larson Century 21 Schwartz/Beverly Dillon 423 4th Rd. $279,000 $265, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Gloria Walters Shoreline Prop./Ana Zalesky Key West 712 Elizabeth St. $399,000 $395, Truman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt Doug Mayberry R.E./Bobby Ciulla 1011 Truman Ave. $799,000 $600, Truman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt Truman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt 1406 South St. $1,050,000 $1,000, Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas Mayberry Paradise R.E. in KW/Barbara Anderson 1218 Pearl St. $499,000 $515, Realty Executives Fl. Keys/James Smith Truman & Co./Melissa Krabill 1210 Von Phister St. $699,000 $635, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Tina Masters Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Victor Musmanno 39 Seaside South Ct. $499,000 $499, Engel & Voelkers Fl. Keys/Deborah Cardenas Key West R.E. Sales/Roger Holtkamp 309 Louisa St. $1,545,000 $1,354, Prud. Knight & Gardner/B. Donnelly, R. Capas Sellstate Island Prop./Maya Thomas 709 Ashe St. $675,000 $610, Truman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt Truman & Co./Lynn Kaufelt 1410 Washington St. $599,000 $575, Realty Executives Fl. Keys/Robert Mira Realty Exec. Fl. Keys/Roberta Mira 1116 Thompson St. $499,000 $504, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Suzanne Washburn Exit Rlty. Old Island KW/Maria Lybrand 3675 Roosevelt, Wk. 11 $9,900 $8, Sea Winds Realty/Donald Heisler Key West R.E. Sales & Rentals/R. Robinson 1109 Virginia St. $419,000 $394, Preferred Properties/Daniel Skahen Preferred Prop./Everett Watkins 3708 Paula Ave. $424,000 $389, Century 21 Schwartz/Sylvia Werling Pru. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly 811 United St. $359,000 $337, Preferred Properties/Corinne Held Preferred Properties/Corinne Held 615 Frances St. $1,150,000 $910, Truman & Co./Wendy Zintsmaster SBX Comm. R.E./Jeffrey Searcy 1211 Margaret St. $1,099,000 $1,000, Marquis Properties Rlty./Rudy Molinet Pru. Knight & Gardner/Martha Robinson 1033 Catherine St. $769,000 $725, Compass Realty/Megan Behmke Preferred Prop./Corinne Held 804 South St. $369,000 $355, Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas Mayberry Truman & Co./Terri Spottswood 701 Elizabeth St. $995,000 $900, Truman & Co./William Brown Preferred Prop./Gary Thomas 808 Johnson Ln. $1,350,000 $1,245, Doug Mayberry R.E./Douglas Mayberry Preferred Prop./Gary Thomas 717 Duval St. (1) $1,150,000 $1,000, Prudential Knight & Gardner/Andrew Birrell Pru. Knight & Gardner/Knight, Gardner 1019 Varela St. $499,000 $479, Preferred Properties/Mabry Binnicker Bascom Grooms R.E./Bascom Grooms 3371 Northside Dr. $259,000 $232, Pru. Knight & Gardner/Brenda Donnelly Realty Executives Fl. Keys/Geri Martin 2104 Patterson Ave. $286,000 $265, Sellstate Island Prop./Melva Wagner Sellstate Island Prop./Melva Wagner Little Torch Key Snapper Ln. $115,000 $112, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sean Farrer Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Randy Williams Lower Matecumbe Key 190 Biscayne Blvd. $1,220,000 $1,120, American Caribbean/Kelly Shaw American Caribbean R.E./Kelly Shaw 119 Plaza Del Lago $1,299,000 $1,250, Coldwell Banker/S. Freeman, A. Davis Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Solveig Freeman Marathon 95 Coco Plum Dr. $479,000 $425, RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Jo Ann Cook Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Robin Kluck 133 Coco Plum Dr. $289,900 $247, Realty World - Freewheeler/Claudette Mell Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Rick Servais th St. (*) $65,000 $48, Exit Realty Fl. Keys/Clara Mayette Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Pam Nada-Caley 500 Sombrero Beach Rd. $529,000 $500, American Caribbean R.E./Stacie Kidwell RE/MAX Marathon Vac. R.E./Kim Show rd St., ocean $63,700 $63, Coldwell Banker/R. Lively, S. Williams Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Samuel Williams Tinglers Island (*) $275,000 $265, American Caribbean R.E./Branda Torrella Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Team Carricaburu 110 Pirates Cove Dr. $475,000 $425, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lela Ashkarian Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Lisa Ferringo 101A Gulf Winds Ln. $369,900 $360, American Caribbean R.E./Eunkyung Jung RE/MAX Keys to The Key/Chris Clauss 111 Saguaro Ln. $649,000 $635, Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne Ruesch Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Leanne Ruesch 1217 Sombrero Blvd. $299,000 $285, American Caribbean R.E./Brenda Torrella Exit Realty Fl. Keys/Charly Farritor 8146 Aviation Blvd. $220,000 $237, Default Realty Serv./Bennett & Kasheta RE/MAX Keys to The Key/Chris Clauss nd St. $339,000 $316, American Caribbean R.E./Paul Labossiere American Caribbean R.E./Paul Labossiere 19 Sombrero Blvd. $95,000 $95, American Caribbean/B. Sanderson, B. Paulson American Caribbean R.E./Bill Paulson Other th Trc. $159,900 $155, American Caribbean R.E./M. Marinelli, V. Chamizo Outside of MLS th Ct. $140,000 $120,000 0 Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Sally Stribling Plantation Key 122 Mockingbird Rd. $550,000 $450, Moorings Rlty./S. Wampler, S. Ewald Shoreline Prop./Natalia Boblitt Sugarloaf Key Kingfish Ln. $999,000 $850, Island Group Rlty./Margarita Villoch Seaport Realtors/Steven Schwartz 162 Cedar Ln. $1,100,000 $1,000, Preferred Prop./A. Leder, E. Chamberlain Coldwell Banker Schmitt/Karen Carter Summerland Key 627 East Shore Dr. $499,000 $410, Internet Rlty. of the Fl. Keys/G. Maclaren Internet Rlty. of the Fl. Keys/G. Maclaren (*) Vacant lot (1) Commercial Transaction Captain s course Online 3 CLASSES 100% PASSED! NO NEED TO MISS WORK, CUTS COST IN HALF Florida appears to be moving up the ranks of states judged welcoming to business development. Chief Executive Magazine announced that Florida is now ranked number two in the nation to do business, edging closer to knocking off the top spot leader, Texas. More than 730 CEOs from across the U.S. voted in the survey - the highest response on record. The survey asked CEOs to rank the best states for business based on a wide range of criteria, from taxation and regulation to workforce quality and living environment. CEOs from around the nation recognize IT S WORKING in Florida. We have cut business regulations, kept taxes low, we have no state income tax and Fishermen s Community Hospital announced employee award winners for the first quarter of Isabel Yerena was named Outstanding Employee. Consistently praised by patients for her excellent customer service skills, Yerena works in the Business Office in the Admitting and ER Registration areas. A graduate of Marathon High School, she resides in Marathon and has been with the hospital since Nurse of the Quarter honors went to Linda Ardire, of the Intensive Care Unit. Ardire also fills in as a supervisor and serves as a BLS and ACLS instructor. The Key Colony Beach resident is described by coworkers as being a nurse advocate, a patient teacher and a real asset to both patients and nurses. Larry Wise, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, was named Manager of the Quarter. Lauded for creating a user-friendly workplace and patient environment, the longtime Marathon resident, started with Fishermen s in Wise has overseen the implementation of the new digital mammography equipment as well as the fulltime operation of MRI testing. He received an Associate of Science degree in Radiology from Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, FL. Nominated by co-workers as well as by patients, all three were honored at an ice cream social held for all employees April 30. Business ECONOMY Florida ranked No. 2 by CEOs we ve paid down state debt, said Governor Rick Scott. CEOs have also taken notice of our superior living environment, noting our education quality, affordability of real estate and excellent transportation system. The survey gave Florida high marks in all areas. According to CEOs, Florida now beats Texas in living environment and is closing the gap in taxation and regulation. The article noted: Governor Rick Scott has made it his priority to streamline state government, reducing 2,300 needless regulations and 12,000 government positions...scott cut property taxes by more than $210 million and eliminated the state tax for 63 percent of the businesses that paid it when he was elected. Florida s economy continues to grow. The state s unemployment rate has dropped by more than three percentage points from two years ago - the second biggest drop in the country. Florida s unemployment rate, now below the national average, is at its lowest point since October In addition, the Sunshine State s businesses have created more than 320,000 new private-sector jobs in the last two years, according to state officials. Other recent rankings for the Sunshine state include: Fast Company, the world s leading progressive business media brand, named Florida the No. 1 state for innovation in its May 2013 magazine. For more information, visit Enterprise Florida at BUSINESS BRIEFS Fishermen s honors 3 Isabel Yerena, Larry Wise and Linda Ardire were named outstanding employees of the quarter at Fishermen s Hospital. Big Pine Key Mother s Day Celebration 10:30 Worship Service at the far end of Key Deer Blvd. (the former Lions Club Building) Assembly of God Pastor Ernie DeLoach For more information or PLAZA GRILL AN EXQUISITE DINING EXPERIENCE... NOW SERVING LUNCH Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 3:00 pm OPEN FOR MOTHER S DAY! Sunday, May 12 Open at Noon (305) Overseas Highway Marathon #1 IN THE KEYS SINCE 1980 BEST PRICE IN THE NATION REDUCE BOAT INSURANCE AN AVERAGE OF 1/3 YR. START TODAY!! Exam day review with TWO instructors!! Capt. Flynn Smith USCG Approved captainsmarineonline.com
6 6A Saturday, May 11, 2013 KeysNet.com Keynoter Don t be a party to teenage drinking. It s against the law. Report violations to the Sheriff s Office at A program of Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don t be a party to teenage drinking is a registered trademark of Drug-Free Action Alliance The complete Florida Keys news and information source. We treat our patients like Family Christopher D. Golden, D.M.D. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association Big Pine Key OUR SCHOOLS No peanut allergies - Bargaining session s mostly housekeeping By SEAN KINNEY MARATHON Real estate development is an arduous process in the Florida Keys, but a pair of large-scale hotel properties in Marathon are inching their way closer to fruition. Developers of the long awaited 125-room Hyatt hotel at the Faro Blanco property, and a proposed 95- room Courtyard by Marriott, After years of impasse between the United Teachers of Monroe and School District administration, a Thursday bargaining session yielded some preliminary consensus. For instance the district s negotiating team led by Superintendent Mark Porter agreed to provide snacks and coffee for the next fete beginning a back-and-forth swapping of responsibilities for treats and refreshments. That was the name of the applicable tab - which grabbed nearly 20 minutes of discussion - on a checklist Porter presented during the meeting. Hired in August, Porter fondly recalled past bargaining sessions at previous jobs where exotic fare like pizza and Chinese take out were provided. And it was established that no one in the group, comprising five highly paid administrators and three union reps, had any peanut allergies or an aversion to chocolate. Since its inception in 2010, UTM has been challenging the tenets of a threeyear contract that, among other points of contention, mandated seven unpaid furlough days for all staff. That process culminated last month with the School Board officially acknowledging an impasse, meaning the furloughs stand and UTM s grievances won t be redressed. I know we kind of came to an abrupt end, so to speak, for the last round, Porter opened. I know that was a very difficult and challenging evening. Hopefully we can move ahead from that. With that he proposed the two sides operate under what s called interest-based bargaining, and even handed out a three-decades old management text, Getting to Yes, that describes the process. It s really the interests of both sides you re trying to satisfy, Porter said. One of the things that will happen, and if it works it works well...we will end up with an agreement or a solution that neither one of us even thought about coming into this session. Hidden behind interests are the positions. There re certain solutions we think are better than others. Noticeably absent from the session was former Superintendent Jesus Jara s lead negotiator, Bob Norton, a highly paid labor attorney whose both in Old Town, are on the verge of pulling building permits that would allow them to begin constructing much anticipated additions to the Middle Keys economy. Meanwhile, construction is ongoing at Pritam Singh s Tranquility Bay Resort, where the developer is adding 16 one-bedroom units to his 87-unit hotel. All three properties, along with Bonefish Bay Motel near Key Colony Beach, were recipients of new hotel room allocations doled out by the city in January. Marathon was awarded a pool of 100 units by the state Cabinet last year in recognition of its progress in completing a central sewer system. Key West-based Spottswood Cos. has long planned a Faro Blanco reboot, but a down economy postponed construction for several years. The company put plans on hold again when Marathon was awarded the new units in order to apply for a portion. Roger Masters and his partner, Prime Hospitality Group, also held out for a share of those new allocations for their Marriott property. past negotiations with UTM bordered on a kind of sport once labeled bear baiting. UTM President Holly Hummell-Gorman said removing Norton from the process would help improve teacher morale. Central to the negotiations underway in Monroe County is a legislative mandate that all Florida districts base teacher pay on evaluations. That mandate, which begins in 2014, requires in large part consideration of student scores on standardized tests. Different methodologies are being tried in the 67 districts around Florida and virtually none have proved satisfactory to all stakeholders: teachers, unions, administrators and state lawmakers. This week Gov. Rick Scott has toured the state touting a $480 million legislative earmark for teacher raises that he initially proposed be treated as an acrossthe-board $2,500 raise. The House and Senate tweaked that so it s now tied to performance evaluations and includes a broader scope of employees, such as guidance counselors and other non-classroom professionals. The evaluation piece is huge and is going to take us a great amount of time, Hummell-Gorman said. Two hotel projects get close Developers applied for permits for Hyatt, Marriott By RYAN McCARTHY The city awarded 65 units on Jan. 22, with Spottswood receiving 25, Masters 19, Singh 16. The 20-unit Bonefish Bay Motel near Key Colony Beach received five units. City Planner Karl Bursa told the Keynoter that Spottswood and Masters have applied for building permits and that each is in discussions with the city regarding final details. The applicants must begin construction within 90 days of when they actually get their permits and they have to complete construction within 18 months of commencement in order to retain their transient rental units, he said. Masters said that local company Discount Rock and Sand has already begun dumping and compacting fill on the hotel site. Spottswood Cos. Vice President Bill Spottswood said he expects to demolish the old Hall s Diving Center and Pancho s restaurant buildings on their site in the near future. We anticipate filing our building permits shortly thereafter, he said. 95 Coco Plum Dr. #14 Coco Plum I JUST SOLD this townhome at Bonefish Yacht Club. To get your home sold or if you would like to invest in property here in the Florida Keys, give me a call today! Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL Robin Kluck BROKER ASSOCIATE (305) Open 7 Days A Week Proud supporter of the Coldwell Banker Schmitt Charitable Foundation Island Vision Care is now accepting NEW patients. 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7 Easy ridin The history of the Keys first Overseas Highway is Monday s topic at Historic Preservation meeting in Key Largo Library, 3B Wild Willie indeed Wild Willie Wilhelmina Harvey collected art her whole life. Her estate will be selling off pieces Saturday at Gallery on Greene, 5B Keys Life Sports & Outdoors Community Lifestyle Arts & Entertainment SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 7B B KEY WEST CORAL SHORES District competition expanding Repair work is underway on the bleachers at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. Patchwork repairs underway at stadium Next window for renovations not until By DICK WAGNER Keynoter Contributor A dinosaur looming over Kennedy Drive s savage traffic, Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium named for one of the most popular coaches and educators in Key West High School history is showing its age. Home to the Conchs football team, boys and girls soccer teams and commencement ceremonies the stadium, which seats about 3,000, was built in 1955 and, in the past decade, most notably since 2005 s Hurricane Wilma, has been in steady decline. Supports and fasteners for the aluminum bleachers are corroded, the lights are substandard, the dressing rooms are mold-infested, the lightning-susceptible scoreboard is in a continual state of partial malfunction and the field, which sat under saltwater after the hurricane, has a patchiness and unevenness that a fresh mowing can t hide. It is definitely outdated from too much wear and tear, and needs a face-lift, said Ralph Henriquez, the former A closeup shows the corrosion in the bleachers of the 58-year-old stadium. Conch baseball coach and athletic director who knows the facility as well as anyone. He recalled, When I was 6 or 7 my dad took me to football games there. There were bleachers on both sides then, so there would be 4,000 people. It was amazing. Face-lifts, though, are costly, and the Monroe County School District is financially strapped. This month, however, repairs are being done on the bleachers, giving them a temporary missing-teeth look. The work needs to be completed FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS in time for the spring football game May 24. Bit by bit it s getting fixed up, Jeff Barrow, the district s assistant director for facilities and construction, said of the stadium, adding that a large renovation is planned for As important as high school sports are to the community, you don t want to spend all your money on athletics it s a careful balance, Barrow said. He added that safety issues at the stadium, such as the condition of the bleachers and Photos by BERT BUDDE locker rooms, are paramount, and improved lights are more of a preference-type issue. The stadium, which has a red and gray motif, holds two locker rooms, two restrooms (in good condition), two concession stands, two ticket booths, a press box and a Gatorade machine. Its football field is also the outfield for the adjoining Rex Weech baseball field, which borders Glynn R. Archer Jr. Drive. The locker rooms have been uninhabitable since Lowers Keys Dolphin tourney kicks off Headquarters at Sugarloaf KOA Marina Anglers can compete for more than $35,000 in cash and prizes during the Original Big Pine and Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament, now in its 20th year. The tourney, presented by the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled Friday through Sunday, May Capt. Rick Murphy, host of the popular Sun Sports television show, Florida Insider Fishing Report, will be the guest celebrity host. Murphy plans to fish as well as speak at scheduled functions. Sugarloaf Key KOA marina, off U.S. 1 at mile marker 20, oceanside, will serve as tournament headquarters. The angler who catches the tournament s largest dolphin can take home a guaranteed first prize of $7,500 cash and a trophy. The winning dolphin weighing more than 50 pounds wins an additional $20,000, for a total of $27,500. Second- and third-place winners and the top female angler will also receive cash awards and trophies. Prizes of rods and reels await entrants who catch the heaviest wahoo and tuna. Awards in the youth division, for anglers age 15 and See Stadium, 2B under, include fishing rods, reels and trophies through third place. The tournament kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, with a welcome from Murphy and a registration party featuring hors d oeuvres and a cash bar at the Sugarloaf KOA. A mandatory captains meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Angling action commences at 8 a.m. the next two days. Saturday s weigh-in is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday s fishing is to conclude with a 3-5 p.m. weighin. A banquet and awards ceremony featuring Murphy will follow. Tournament entry fees are $150 per adult and $50 per youth angler. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. Realignment means Canes face more teams By KEVIN WADLOW Senior Staff Writer Coral Shores boys basketball Hurricanes return to the court this winter to face three reigning district champions on their regular-season schedule - and all three now play with the Canes inside District 16-4A. That s not going to be easy, said Coral Shores Athletic Director Rich Russell. There are some very good teams coming into the district. New sport-district alignments confirmed by the Florida High School Athletic Association certainly make life more crowded for most Coral Shores programs. State districts that previously have numbered four or five teams have grown to seven or eight. In boys basketball, District 16-4A already included current champion Gulliver Prep and runner-up Key West. Joining the expanded league are 15-4A winner Ransom Everglades, which reached the state semifinals, and Florida Christian, a district winner moving up from 3A. Coral Shores is coming off a 7-12 season. The rebuilding Hurricane girls basketball program already had pulled out of state district play for the next winter season. Coral Shores football Hurricanes have been out of state district contention for two years, opting to compete in the Southeastern Football Conference against South Florida programs of similar ability. The Cane boys soccer District 16-2A grows to seven teams, topped by defending champ Gulliver. KEY WEST BASKETBALL Actually, I think we ll do pretty well, said Coral Shores coach Jorge Bosque. We ve normally played most of these teams and been competitive. If our guys put in the [off-season] time, we have a shot at reaching the district championship game. Districts for the Spring 2014 sports have not been finalized but are expected to grow as well. Coral Shores districts for the fall and winter: Girls volleyball: District 16-4A (eight teams) - Carrollton, Florida Christian, Gulliver Prep, Key West, Keys Gate Charter, Ransom Everglades and St. Brendan. Swimming: District 12-A (12 teams) - Archimedean, Carrollton, Immaculata- LaSalle, Island Christian, Keys Gate, Marathon, MAST, Miami Country Day, Ransom Everglades, Riviera Prep and Westminster Christian. Cross Country: District 16-2A (13 teams) - Carrollton, Florida Christian, Gulliver Prep, Immaculata-LaSalle, Key West, Keys Gate, Edison, Jackson, Monsignor Pace, Ransom Everglades, St. Brendan and Washington. Boys basketball: District 16-4A (seven teams) - Florida Christian, Gulliver Prep, Key West, Keys Gate, Ransom Everglades and St. Brendan. Boys soccer: District 16-2A (seven teams) - Archbishop Carroll, Florida Christian, Gulliver Prep, Keys Gate, St. Brendan and Westminster Christian. Girls soccer: District 16-2A (eight teams) - Archbishop Carroll, Carrollton, Florida Christian, Gulliver Prep, Keys Gate, St. Brendan and Westminster Christian. Wrestling: District 16-A (nine teams) - Florida Christian, Key West, Palmer Trinity, Ransom Everglades, Riviera Prep, Solid Rock Christian and Westminster Christian. Lopez out as KW basketball coach Finished with win, loss record By DICK WAGNER Keynoter Contributor Anton Lopez, who coached the Key West High boys basketball team the last two seasons the first a sensational one, the second a tumultuous one will not coach a third one. Anton will not be rehired for the coming season, athletic director Neda Preston wrote without elaboration in an Thursday. Later Thursday, Lopez said, I m just very upset with the decision. I think it was a personal thing. The move results in a third coaching vacancy at the school a softball coach and a boys soccer coach are also needed. In 2011, Lopez took over a long-struggling program the Conchs were in the previous six years under Paul Davis and coached Key West to a 16-1 season, the only loss coming in the regional semifinals. That team was the school s best in a decade and attracted big crowds to the Bobby Menendez Gym. With returning stars Anthony Rice and Je Quan Lopez (the coach s son), hopes were high again last summer until Sept. 12, when the two players were charged with stealing electronics from marching-band members. Both were suspended until January, when they were reinstated by schools superintendent Mark Porter. The 6- foot-5 Rice, a junior, then led the Conchs to four victories before being suspended again. Lopez, who was arrested in a domestic altercation shortly after being reinstated, never played in his senior season. The Conchs, who defeated state champion Pinecrest late in the season, made the playoffs again but fell, 90-49, to Ransom Everglades in the regional quarterfinals. They finished the season to give Anton Lopez a two-year record of
8 2B Saturday, May 11, Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL I JUST SOLD this lot in Marathon! For all your real estate needs, call me today! Pam Nada-Caley Broker Associate (305) Open 7 Days A Week th Street Marathon 110 Pirates Cove Marathon "If You Have to Move, Where Would You Love to GO?" Find your Dream Home or call me (305) Lela Ashkarian REALTOR P.A., CRS, GRI, e-pro (305) #1 Agent for 2011 Coldwell Banker Schmitt s Marathon Office RUNNER RECOGNIZED Don Nelson, president of the Key West Southernmost Runners Club, was recognized by the Road Runners Club of America as the Outstanding State Representative for 2012 at the organization s 55th national convention held last weekend. Last year s winner, Betsy Boudreaux of Louisiana made the presentation May 4 at the national group s annual convention, held in New Mexico. The Road Runners Club of America is the oldest and largest national association of running clubs. Southernmost Runners Club was founded in Maybe it s best to knock it down From Stadium, 1B Wilma, said girls soccer coach Scott Paul. I won t take my girls in there. (The Conchs and visiting football teams, however, use them.) They are so antiquated, agreed former Conch and New York Mets pitcher Randy Sterling, the recreation manager for the city s Department of Community Services. They re the same as they were when I graduated [in 1969]. In April 1988, the stadium was named for an inspiring Conch football player, coach and principal shortly after he died, at 42, of a Overseas Hwy. Big Pine Key, FL Open 7 Days Scan to View Visual Tours heart attack suffered following a day of painting chairs for the school auditorium. A plaque bearing Tommy Roberts likeness sits atop a stone monument at the stadium s entrance, so worn as to be barely readable. Judd Wise, who has been a Conch athlete, coach and athletic director, paused for a moment when asked about a stadium he s been familiar with for 30 of its 58 years. Maybe it s best to knock it down and start from scratch, he said. Unfortunately, the school district is in a financial bind. It s a tough situation Sunrise Dr. Big Pine Key Patti s Open Water Lot Listing with Building Permit JUST SOLD! Ready to Buy or Sell in the Lower Keys? Call Patti to make it happen! Patti Nickless, CRS, SFR Broker Associate (305) Big Pine Key office is open 7 days a week for your convenience. Say Happy Mothers Day New Cotton Gauze Bright Spring Colors Unique hand made jewelry & Gifts Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Big Pine Key. SOCCER KeysNet.com Keynoter Soccer club meets May 15 The Florida Keys Soccer Club s annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 15 at St. James Church, mile marker 87.5, bayside, Islamorada. The meeting is open to anyone interested in playing travel soccer with the Club, according to President Chris Bull. KEY WEST Today s meeting will include an overview of the previous season, election of the club board for , and a question and answer session. For more information, call or Director of Coaching Pat Fazio at Paddleboard race today in Key West The weekend also includes clinics, more Paddleboard and self-propelled watercraft enthusiasts are to circumnavigate Key West during the 12-mile Key West Paddleboard Classic, set for May 11. The race round the island is open to paddlers on standup paddleboards, prone boards, outrigger canoes, dory boats, surf skis and kayaks. The action kicks off with a 7 a.m. registration and expo opening. A 9 a.m. racers meeting precedes the 9:30 a.m. water start from Key West s Higgs Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd. The course takes competitors past landmarks such as the Southernmost Point, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Mallory Square. Upon completing their circumnavigation, racers finish at Higgs Beach. Paddlers preferring a shorter course can compete in a four-mile open race scheduled at 10 a.m. An awards celebration hosted by the Turtle Kraals Restaurant & Bar is planned at Key West s Lands End Village, at the foot of Margaret Street in the Historic Seaport. The classic is to conclude May 12 with a Higgs Beach day featuring a kids clinic and race, adult sprint races and a paddleboard relay for four-person teams. Sanctioned by the World Paddle Association, the Key West Paddleboard Classic is a WPA Southeast Region national points race. For specific event information and to registration, go to boardclassic.com. FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYS Keyswide dolphin tournament debuts Five locales are official headquarters Anglers who register for the inaugural Florida Keys Dolphin Championship, set for May 24 to 26, have an opportunity to win a new SeaHunter bay boat valued at $75,000. The innovative tournament features five different Keyswide weigh stations that are to host captains meetings May 24; register anglers catches May 25 and 26; and serve as the sites of simultaneous awards presentations the night of the 26th. The first 200 teams that register for the tournament are eligible to win the 24- foot-long SeaHunter boat, said Mike Weinhofer, a veteran Keys angling skipper who conceived the event. If you re among the first 200 teams that register and you catch the tournament s largest dolphin over 55 pounds, you ll win the boat, Weinhofer said. And that The course takes competitors past landmarks such as the Southernmost Point, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and Mallory Square. fish is worth another $50,000 if it s caught from any size SeaHunter boat purchased from an authorized dealer after May 24, Weinhofer added that $15,000 awaits the firstplace winner, and cash and prizes are to be awarded in 36 other categories. Registration/weigh-in locations are the Buzzards Roost and Garden Cove Marina in Key Largo, Plantation Yacht Sales in Islamorada, Tarpon Creek Marina and Restaurant in Marathon, Boondocks Grille and Draft House in the Lower Keys and Dante s Restaurant at the Conch Harbor Marina in Key West. Fish must be caught in Keys waters, although it is permissible to use motor vehicles to drive them to weigh stations before the stations close at 5 p.m. each day of fishing. Registration is $600 per team. To find out more, go to championship.com or call Notice is hereby given: Por este medio: Kelsey Biggs 164 Guava Ave Marathon, Fl You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections, in Key West, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. R. Joyce Griffin Monroe County Supervisor of Elections 530 Whitehead Street, #101 Key West, Florida Se le notifica que se ha cuestionado su aptitud para votar. Usted tiene la obligación de comunicarse con el Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe en Cayo Hueso, Florida, a más tardar treinta (30) días después de la fecha de esta publicación. No responder tendrá por resultado una determinación por parte del Supervisor de la ineptitud suya para votar, por lo que se sacará su nombre del sistema de inscripciones electorales del Estado. R. Joyce Griffin Supervisor de Elecciones del Condado de Monroe 530 Whitehead Street, #101 Key West, Florida Published Keynoter
9 Keynoter KeysNet.com Saturday, May 11, B LIVING BRIEFS Photo courtesy State Archives of Florida Work begins on converting the railroad deck for construction of the Overseas Highway. This photo was taken on Pigeon Key in Keys first Overseas Highway is topic The first Overseas Highway in the Keys used ferryboats to bridge gaps. And it was the 1935 hurricane that eventually led to the roadway we now refer to as the Overseas Highway, built over railroad right-of-way. That and many other fascinating historical tidbits await at this month s Historical Preservation Society s meeting, scheduled at 7 p.m. in the Key Largo Library, mile marker in Tradewinds Shopping Plaza. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jerry Wilkinson at Alec Davila with Arts & Sciences Dean at Barry University. Alec Davila wins dean s award Alec Davila, a Tavernier resident and 2009 graduate of Coral Shores High School, was recently named the Barry University 2013 College of Arts and Sciences Dean s Award Winner. During his tenure at Barry, Davila earned membership in the Phi Eta Sigma and Delta Epsilon Iota honor societies during his freshman year. He was subsequently admitted into the Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Tri-beta, Sigma Xi and Alpha Chi societies. According to the dean s nomination, Davila has demonstrated a commitment to social and educational causes and has worked to bridge the healthcare gap in underserved communities as a Spanish interpreter. He was a participant at the National Institutes of Health-supported ROADS research club in 2010and was selected for summer research internships at the University of Florida and Seattle Children s Research Institute in 2011 and Davila graduated on May 4, 2013 with Bachelor of Science in biology. This fall, Davila begins a doctoral program in biomedical science at the University of Florida. Shelter hosting night of fashion The Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter hosts Peace, Love and Palm Trees, a fundraising fashion show, at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Islander Resort Conference Center in Islamorada. It s emceed by Capt. Skip Bradeen with music by Freddy Perez. Tickets are $20; VIP tickets for $75 include preferred seating and two drinks. To get tickets, call the shelter at or go to Domestic Dignity on Facebook. Clothes being modeled come from the Blue Boutique and Tommy Bahama at Cheeca Lodge. In the last fiscal year, the shelter served 850 clients from Key Largo to Key West. Services include emergency stays, counseling, a 24-hour hotline and the development of safety plans. The bug lives at Smathers All air-cooled antique Volkswagen enthusiasts and owners are invited to an informal gathering of the Vee Dubs of Key Dubs group at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Smathers Beach at the mile marker one sign post. Bring your own food or drinks. Drive, push or pull your vintage VW to enjoy spending time with like-minded fans swapping stories, admiring Volkswagens and celebrating these unique classic cars we all know and love, said event coordinator, Brady Hodgerson. For more information, or visit veedubsofkeydubs. Program focuses on dog behavior You can discover how you and your dog can build better communication, improve behavior and strengthen your bond in a program set for 11 a.m. May 11 at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker oceanside. Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals behavior counselor Cathy Baier will focus on dog behavior from the dog s point of view for owners to better understand problems their dogs may be having. For more information, call the Key West animal shelter at Refuge seeking new volunteers The National Key Deer Refuge is looking for volunteers to help staff its Big Pine Key visitor center and the Blue Hole interpretation area 111 Saguaro Lane Marathon Our listing on Flamingo Island JUST SOLD for 98% of the listing price in LESS THAN 60 Days! Are you looking to buy, sell or invest in the Florida Keys? Call us today! Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL Living Lea & Dave Ruesch The Reliable Professionals (305) GET RESULTS with the Keynoter s classified section Celebrate Mom on her special day! on Big Pine. No experience is necessary. Volunteers can spend as little as three hours a week helping staff these locations. Opportunities also include helping staff booths at festivals and events, beach cleanups, website design, leading guided tours and helping with the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival. Contact Kristie Killam, the refuge s park ranger, at or call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys offers a CASH REWARD for information leading to a felony arrest. Paid for wholly or in part by the Office of the Attorney General, Crime Stoppers Trust Fund THE PORTER-ALLEN COMPANY INSURANCE Elizabeth M. Freeman David W. Freeman, C.P.C.U In Florida Call Toll-free 1 (800) Southard Street, Key West Come visit our online photo galleries and submit your own at ABSOLUTE AUCTION 50 Foot Fishing Yacht in Immaculate Condition Will Be Sold to the Highest Bidder Regardless of Price SATURDAY, MAY 25 11:00 AM To be held on site at Ocean Harbor Condominiums Old Hwy, Islamorada, FL PREVIEWS: Sat., May 18 th 11 am to 1 pm Sat. 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10 4B Saturday, May 11, 2013 Crossword solution Solution to the May 8 puzzle Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL BILL WILKINS (305) Saguaro Lane Marathon Congratulations to The Frymire s on their new Piece of Paradise! Looking to SELL your residential or commercial property here in the Keys? Give me a call today. Open 7 Days A Week IF THE POWER GOES OUT WILL YOU BE READY? Keys Power Systems LLC WE TURN YOU ON! WHEN THE OTHERS TURN YOU OFF FL. Lic. ER Commercial - Industrial Residential Sales & Service 7KW to 5 Mega Watt Units Diesel Fuel Polishing L.P. Systems Leak Test AUTOMATIC STANDBY GENERATORS LIVING BRIEFS Silver Linings up for discussion Silver Linings Playbook, a romantic comedy by Matthew Quick, is the Key Largo Book Club s selection for its May 21 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade L.A. Times crossword puzzle ACROSS 1 Show appreciation, in a way 5 Slanted column 9 Show biz type 14 Greeting not needing a stamp 19 Inaugural ritual 20 Links shirt 21 Wouldn t It Be Loverly? singer 22 Leafy recess novel with the chapter Life at Loohooloo 24 Hgt. 25 Like some suspicious contracts 26 Is knocked for a loop 27 Moniker on a box of pasta? 29 Gala for players of small pianos? 31 Carafe kin 32 Material that might need waterproofing 33 Track 34 Picked up 37 Strange duck 39 Bench conference 43 Alter ego? 44 Hard stuff 45 Attack word 46 GPS option 47 Time-consuming 48 Kangaroo from a lab? 52 Big name in shipping 53 Suffix with polymer Winds Plaza at mile marker oceanside. It s about a temporarily deranged, avid football fan whose psychotherapist is an equally avid football lover. The hero eventually regains his memory of the traumatic incident that unhinged him and comes to recognize and reciprocate the love of his Neon NEON Lightness LIGHTNESS - Solution - Solution in the in May the classifieds 15 Keynoter 54 Ear-splitting 55 Notable time 56 Stomach creation 58 Film with stage scenes 60 clock 63 Cantina condiments 64 Trike rider 65 IQ psychologist in the crib? 68 Court tactic 69 True : exactly as expected 72 Weathering the storm 73 Barricade 77 Iago kills her in Act V 78 Poem of praise 79 Darts 80 The Matrix hero 81 Mind reader? 82 Player asleep on the sidelines? 87 Do-others link 88 That s awful! 89 Common refund source: Abbr. 90 Eccentric 91 Had leftovers, say 92 Inventor s safeguards 95 Ravel work originally composed as a ballet 97 Transcript letters 98 Museum funder: Abbr. 99 Modern communicators 100 Former Mideast despot 101 Dollhouse wicker chair craftsman? 104 Reality show judge in a pouch? 109 Did a car wash job 110 Cold explosion? 111 Heaps self-titled folk album 113 Flawless 114 Idol judge replaced by Ellen 115 Plant anchor 116 Passion 117 Rock or metal 118 Studied, with over 119 Forfeited wheels 120 Nod off, with out DOWN 1 Fowl house 2 Chanteuse s fabric 3 Heaps 4 Series of misses 5 Bet first 6 Extremely cold 7 Pre-jr. high 8 One seeking justice for the peace? 9 Harshly rebuked 10 Took off to team up 11 Important drive in Freudian theory 12 Newsweek Global, e.g. 13 Commanded oddball neighbor who had sustained him during his temporary insanity. For further information call Pat Cobey at More good eats coming May 16 The Marathon Elks 14 Hearing aid of a sort 15 Get started 16 Biblical shepherd 17 Tape unit 18 Their offices often have small rms. 28 Members of the flock 30 Bench press beneficiary 32 Petite, say 34 Emmy-winning legal drama 35 Brief concession 36 Cops disagreement? 37 Logs 38 It s quite a stretch 39 Drink daintily 40 No military bigwigs allowed? 41 Sunlit courts 42 Curbs, with in 44 Straightforward 45 Curiosity s milieu 48 One of two N.T. books 49 Surround 50 Round gasket 51 Bailiwicks 54 Activate without restraint 57 Sit heavily 59 Level or bevel 60 Battery end 61 Competitive by nature 62 Madama Butterfly accessory 66 Desktop array 67 Humdrum KeysNet.com Keynoter Lodge #2139 will host a gourmet dinner prepared by the Marathon High School Culinary Program, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Lodge, 82nd Street, ocean. For more information, call Rose at (305) Start a round 70 Movado competitor 71 status 74 Wild way to go? 75 Do over, as a bow 76 Popeye and Porky, e.g. 79 Round number? 83 Work areas with long tables, briefly 84 Where to see rows of booths 85 Color chart components 86 Copier tray abbr. 87 Hoops franchise born in New Orleans 91 Inland Asian sea 93 Make beloved 94 You might get stuck with it 95 Heston title role 96 Chant in a ring 97 Depressed area 99 Butter-yielding bean 100 One poking around 101 Cooked up 102 Pullers of heavy loads 103 Yokum drawer 104 Catherine who outlived Henry VIII 105 Soap additive 106 Snack brand with a 2012 centennial 107 Joie de vivre 108 Potato salad ingredient, perhaps 109 Bogus locks Memorial Day May y 27th ADVERTISING DEADLINES: For Wednesday Keynoter May 29 Publication Retail/Classified Display Deadline: Thursday, May 23 by 5 p.m. Classified Line Ads Deadline: Friday, May 24 by 10 a.m. For Reporter May 31 Publication Deadline: Thursday, May 23 by 5 p.m. For L Attitudes June 1 Publication Deadline: Friday, May 24 by 5 p.m. The Offices of the Keynoter and Reporter will be closed Memorial Day May 27, 2013 Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!
11 Keynoter KeysNet.com ART Saturday, May 11, B KEY WEST Artist Lee Albert s Royal Poinciana in Old Town. Estate plans sale of Wilhelmina s art collection Gallery hosting Saturday show 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wild Willie Wilhelmina Harvey was a colorful Key West character, best known late in life as the first woman to be mayor of Monroe County, a certified Conch, and supporter of the arts. It s that latter element of her legacy that will be displayed at The Gallery on Greene, starting Saturday. Nance Frank, gallery director, was a longtime friend of Harvey and is organizing the estate sale from the Grande Dame s collection, some of it dating back to the 1930s. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, visitors to the gallery, 606 Greene St., Key West, can see works by William Hoffman, one of the first WPA artists to come to Key West. Hoffman, who studied at the prestigious Art Student s League of New York, as well as in Munich and Paris, painted murals in the Carnegie Library in Savannah. Harvey had three of his works in her collection, which will be for sale along KEY WEST Key West artist Maggie Ruley, who has been making pottery since 1971, will offer a hands-on Mothers Day gift for kids. On Saturday, May 11, at The Studios of Key West, Ruley will show young artists how to paint flowerpots, each one unique. The two-hour program runs from 10 a.m. to noon and parents can just drop off budding young artists (ages six and up) at The Studios, 600 White St. The cost is $30 for members; $35 for non-members and includes all materials plus instruction from Ruley, a member of the Florida Keys Arts Council, The Studios of Key West and the Key West Art Center. She moved to Key West in 1985, after receiving a fine arts degree from the University of Arizona. Her first studio in the Southernmost City was on the corner of Thomas and Petronia Streets, where the Blue Heaven restaurant is now located. Program sponsors note that not only will (kids) have a great time creating, but they with others that cover a 60- year period. Frank notes that Harvey persuaded Hoffman and his wife, Julia, to come back to Key West. Julia, it turns out, was a childhood friend of Harvey, who grew up in Key West during the teens and 20 s, when streets were packed shell surfaces and horse-drawn carriages were still common. Hoffman, one of 14 WPA artists who came and captured images of Key West in the 1930s, is famous for his murals, which graced the walls in the Glynn Archer auditorium, which was - at the time - Key West High. The school will be converted to Key West City Hall over the next two years, after the last students graduate there at the end of May and ownership transfers from the school district to the City of Key West. Harvey got her first taste of the arts acting in a 1935 WPA production of the Pirates of Penzance, according to Frank, who has written about Key West history and artist Mario Sanchez. She loved, supported and collected art all her Key West artist Maggie Ruley also does dragonfly ceramic plates. A special gift idea for Mothers Day KW artist has painted pots in mind See Art, 6B will leave with a one-of-akind gift (a hand-painted pot) Mom is certain to love. Ruley has expanded from pottery to paintings and her works can be seen at Key West Art Center, 301 Front St., Key West. In addition, she s known for use of white earthenware and colored ceramic pigments that incorporates the tropical motifs and colors found in Key West s island lifestyle. Tours of the Little White House include the office where President Truman worked while in Key West. Little White House hosts Truman Symposium National security provides backdrop for 2013 lectures L Attitudes Staff History has a way of repeating itself. Witness the controversy today over the role of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in funneling secret funds to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Or, consider the role of the National Security Council in the go, no-go decision to send the Seal Six team to take out Osama Bin Laden. The roots for both of those controversies can be traced back to the earliest days of the Cold War with Russia and passage of the National Security Act, which President Harry Truman pushed through a sometimes reluctant Congress back in It s been called one of the most important pieces of Cold War legislation, establishing much of the framework for American foreign policymaking for the next four decades of the Cold War. The ramifications of the National Security Act will be the backdrop for this year s Truman Legacy Symposium on National Security, which is scheduled May in Key West. Scholars, members of Congress, historians, journalists and the head of the Harry S Truman Presidential Library will be attending. A reception at the Little White House in Key West kicks off the symposium on Friday, May 17, starting at 6 p.m. Robert Wolz, executive director of the Little White House, and Clifton Truman Daniel, eldest grandson of President Truman, will open the conference. Congressman Ike Skelton, former chair of the House Armed Services Committee, will give the opening address that same evening. Michael J. Hogan, author of A Cross of Iron, published in 2000 is the leadoff speaker for this year s conference, which will be held at the Key West Marriott Beachside Resort. The University of Illinois professor and historian writes that President Harry S Truman and his successor were in the middle of a fundamental contest over the nation s political identity and postwar purpose, and their efforts determined the size and shape of the national security state that finally emerged. He ll share the podium at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, May 18, with Mary Ann Heiss, a professor at Kent State University. They open with Harry S. Truman and the National Security State: An Introduction to the Conference. Hogan s Cross of Iron history explored the process of state-making through struggles to unify the armed forces, harness science to military purposes, mobilize military manpower, control the defense budget and distribute the cost of defense across the economy. Symposium registration costs $125 per person. High school and college students, Filet Mignon butter tender and cooked to perfection with proper ID, can get a $50 scholarship discount. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Marriott Beachside. Advance registration is available by calling Here s Saturday s program lineup: 8:30-9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 9-9:15 a.m. Introductory Casual, Gourmet Oceanfront Dining L Attitudes review Feb. 1, 2002 See Truman, 6B Sunset Dinners Now only $15.95 per person 7 nights a week (except holidays) Must be seated by 5:15 pm The only thing we overlook is the ocean. Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30-10pm Breakfast 7:30-10am Reservations At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Credit Cards Accepted Mile Marker 58, Grassy Key
12 6B Saturday, May 11, 2013 KeysNet.com Keynoter Keys Movie Times Regal Cinemas Searstown, Key West, All shows that start before 4 p.m play only on weekends. The Great Gatsby (PG-13): 4:10 and 10:30 p.m. The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13): 1:00 and 7:20 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG-13): 4:45 p.m. Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13): 1:15, 1:45, 4:15, 7:15, 7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Pain & Gain (R): 1:10, 4:20, 7:10 and 10:05 p.m. Oblivion (PG-13): 1:05, 4:00, 7:00 and 9:50 p.m. Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St., Key West, Mud (PG-13): 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. 42 (PG-13): 1:30, 4:20, 6:45 and 9:10 p.m. The Sapphires (PG-13): 2:00, 4:15, 6:40 and 8:50 p.m. A Place at the Table (PG): 2:15 and 6:10 p.m. Marathon Community Cinema 5101 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Iron Man 3 (PG-13): Weekdays: 7:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Tavernier Towne Cinema Tavernier Mall, Tavernier, The Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13): 1:20, 4:25 and 7:30 p.m. The Great Gatsby (PG-13): 12:40, 3:45, 6:50 and 9:55 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG-13): 1:30, 4:20, 7:10 and 10:00 p.m. Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13): 1:15, 4:05, 6:55 and 9:45 p.m. Pain & Gain (R): 1:15, 4:05, 6:55 and 9:50 p.m. Key Largo soriginal Music Fest - Schedule Festivals / Fundraisers Saturday May 11 Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival, Sombrero Beach, Marathon. battlein thebay.org The waters off Sombrero Beach become the racecourse for a day of dragon boat racing, involving 20 paddlers moving in unison. The festival is free and open to the public. Food, beverages, merchandise and a variety of entertainment will be available on shore at Sombrero Beach park. 1st Annual Sugarloaf Fun Fest, 10 a.m., Sugarloaf School, 255 Crane Blvd, Summerland, sponsored by the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. A community event featuring local businesses, vendors, food, local musicians and games for the kids. Proceeds to benefit classroom teachers, students, the STEM initiative & after school program. Call Film Thursday, May 16 Snapper s Restaurant & Raw Bar - MM 94.5 Oceanside 3:00-6 pm Nashville Singers and Songwriters in the Round Sundowners Restaurant - MM 104 Bayside 6:30-8 pm Adrienne, Bryant Diersing, Joe Mama 8:00-10pm Nashville & Others Friday, May 17 Señor Frijoles - MM 104 Bayside 5:00-6:30 Gary Phillips, Jim Halfpenny, JJ Crowne 6:30-8:00 33 Years Duo 8:00-9:30 Megan Conner, Brian White, Ben Caver, Karyn Williams Monday, May 13 Tropic Cinema, Stanley Kubrick Series: Killer s Kiss, 7 p.m. Sundowners Restaurant - MM 104 Bayside 5:00-6:30 Devinshire 6:30-8:00 Jer Gregg, Stephen Salyers, Melody Guy 8:00-9:30 Gary Phillips, Jim Halfpenny, JJ Crowne 9:30-11:00 Saints of Havana Cactus Jack s - MM 104 Bayside 6:30-8:00 Megan Conner, Brian White, Ben Caver, Karyn Williams 8:00-9:30 Jer Gregg, Stephen Salyers, Melody Guy 9:30-11:00 The Sandbox - Late Night Jam Session; Various Musicians Saturday, May 18 Jimmy Johnson s Big Chill - MM Bayside Noon-2 pm Jim Halfpenny, Gary Phillips,Taylor Moore 2:00-4:00 Melody Guy, Stephen Salyers, Jer Gregg Señor Frijoles - MM 104 Bayside 3:30-5pm Megan Conner, Brian White, Ben Caver, Karyn Williams 5:00-6:30 Stephen Salyers, Jer Gregg, Dave Feder 6:30-8:00 Jim Halfpenny, Gary Phillips,Taylor Moore 8:00-9:30 Scott Youngberg, Melody Guy, Allan Truesdell, JJ Crowne Sundowners Restaurant - MM 104 Bayside 2:00-3:30 Tim Dee & Jim Hill, Dennis Garrett 3:30-5:00 Jim Halfpenny, Gary Phillips, Taylor Moore, Allan Truesdell 5:00-6:30 Billy Davidson, Scott Youngberg, Melody Guy 6:30-8:00 Megan Conner, Brian White, Ben Caver, Karyn Williams, Dave Feder 8:00-9:30 Cecilia Lauren and the Ocoee River Band 9:30-11:00 Saints of Havana Cactus Jack s - MM 104 Bayside 6:30-8:00 Jess Atkins 8:00-9:30 Stephen Salyers, Jer Gregg 9:30-11:00 The Sandbox - Late Night Jam Session Various Musicians Sunday, May 19 Snapper s Restaurant & Raw Bar - MM 94.5 Oceanside 3:30-4:30 Jim Halfpenny, JJ Crowne,Taylor Moore, Adrienne 4:30-5:30 Megan Conner, Jer Gregg, Stephen Salyers, Melody Guy 5:30-6:30 Joe Mama, Scott Youngberg, Billy Davidson, Bryant Diersing FLORIDA KEYS ARTS CALENDAR Dragon Boat Festival May 11 Tuesday, May 14 Opera in cinema Series: Nabucco, 7 p.m. Royal Opera House, conducted by Nicola Luisotti, Starring Pl cido Domingo. Sung in Italian. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St tropiccinmea.com. Wednesday, May 15 Ibis Bay Dive-In Movie: Raising Arizona, 7:30 p.m. Ibis Bay Beach Resort, 3101 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Michael Shields, Literary Sunday, May 12 Seabrook Wilkinson A Resident Alien: Key West Poems, 4 p.m., St. Paul s Church, 401 Duval St A reading from his new book of poems. Reception to follow. Florida Keys Council of the Arts - ArtReach grant recipient. Wednesday, May 15 Keys Writers Meeting, 1 p.m., Big Pine Library, 213 Key Deer Blvd. keys libraries.org. A read-aloud critique group for all forms of creative writing. All levels Future New Members Are Invited!... OPEN HOUSE rd Street, Gulf Sat., May 18 th 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Complimentary Appetizers + 2 FREE DRINK TICKETS for each attendee Our Membership Committee invites you to sample our hospitality, meet our Flag Officers, explore our facility, and enjoy our fabulous sunsets... Reservations, Please! Phone May Days of Live Original Music in KEY LArgO Music for all ages and tastes Fabulous waterfront locations Multiple Venues & Stages SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE or call: welcome. Museums Monday, May 13 Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys Meeting, 7 p.m., Key Largo Library, Tradewinds Shopping Plaza, mile marker keyshistory.org Wednesday, May 15 Immerse Yourself! Series: Uses of ROV s in Salvage & Research, 7 PM The History of Diving Museum, Overseas Hwy., mile marker 83, Islamorada divingmuseum.org. Jon Cole, will discuss projects involving ROVs and manned submersibles and how they have led to significant historical, scientific discoveries including the discovery of the Titanic, new marine life, Frank said. She also assembled a coterie of artist friends; played bridge weekly with Tennessee Williams and bought his paintings, purchased work from WPA painters and the many, many local artists, remarks by Michael Devine and Clifton Truman Daniel 9:15-9:45 a.m. Opening address by Michael J. Hogan, University of Illinois, and Mary Ann Heiss, Kent State University, Harry S Truman and the National Security State: An Introduction to the Conference 9:45-11:25 a.m. Panel, The Institutional Structure of the National Security Establishment; Chair: Michael Devine, Harry S species and underwater hydrothermal vents. Theater Busy schedule of lectures From Truman, 5B Overseas Hwy, Tavernier bbtheatres.com NOW ALL DIGITAL! SHOWTIMES FOR FRI. 05/10 - WED. 05/15 Great Gatsby 3D (PG-13) 1:20; 4:25; 7:30 Great Gatsby (PG13) 12:40; 3:45; 6:50; 9:55* Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13) 1:15; 4:05; 6:55; 9:45* Iron Man 3 (PG-13) 1:30; 4:20; 7:10; 10:00* Pain & Gain (R) 1:15; 4:05; 6:55; 9:50* Sorry no passes (*) Fri. & Sat. ONLY Sunday, May 12 Matinee 3 p.m. Moon Over Buffalo, 8 p.m. Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Highway Marathontheater.org. A diva actress is barely tolerant of her philandering semialcoholic husband in this raucous farce about a dysfunctional theatre troupe at the Erlander Theatre in 1953 Buffalo, NY. Directed by Mike Edwards. Through May 18. Thursdays thru Saturdays, to May 18 Deathtrap, 8 p.m., Waterfront Playhouse, 310 Wall St water frontplayhouse.org. For more, visit Each painting a personal story From Art, 5B from Mario Sanchez to contemporaries. Her walls were covered and each painting had a personal story. For more information, contact Nance Frank at The Gallery on Greene, or visit ongreene.com. Truman Library; Panelist: Douglas Stuart, Dickinson College, The National Security Establishment; Dale Herspring, Kansas State University, Civil- Military Relations, and Benjamin O. Fordham, Binghamton University (SUNY), Financing the Armed Forces 11:25-11:40 a.m.. Break with Light Refreshments 11:40-12:00 a.m. Interview with Clifton Truman Daniel and Ken Hechler, Member of President Truman s Staff President Truman and the Five Star generals - George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar Bradley noon-1:30 p.m. Panel: The Long Societal Reach of the National Security Establishment ; Chair: Robert Wolz, Harry S Truman Little White House; Panelists: Audra J. Wolfe, Editorial and Publishing Consultant and Independent Scholar, The Military-Industrial- Academic Complex; David C. Unger, The New York Times, The Politics of National Security, and Aaron O Connell, United States Naval Academy, The Domestic and International Military Context. 1:30-2 p.m. Address by Mark R. Jacobson, Senior Transatlantic Fellow German Marshall Fund of the United States, The Legacies and Lessons of Post-War Defense: Planning in an Uncertain World 2 p.m. Lunch
13 Keynoter KeysNet.com Saturday, May 11, B The Keynoter Classifieds Classifieds (305) KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE Ad# IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: CA M BANK OF AMERICA, N.A Plaintiff, v. RHONDA CEDER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 11th, 2013, entered in Civil Case No CA M of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 30th day of May, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 25, BLOCK M, PART C, MASTER PLAT OF NORTH MARATHON SHORES SUBDI- VISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Cheryl Alfonso 302 Fleming Street Key West, FL Phone: (305) DATED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA THIS 15th DAY OF April, 2013 Tammy L. Marciel as deputy clerk AMY HEAVILIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published May 11, 18, 2013 Ad# NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 23 day of May, 2013 at 11:00 o clock a.m., at 500 Whitehead Street, Monroe County, in the City of Key West, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described properties situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: Unit #122, THE DOLPHIN AT MARINER S CLUB, a condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, and any amendments and Exhibits thereto, as recorded in Official Records Book 2055, Pages , inclusive, of the Public Records of Monroe County. Florida. a/k/a Overseas Highway, Unit #122, Key Largo, FL CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvyxyz<> ,./-=_+: y g Pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is: BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS MICHAEL MCDANIEL, et. al., Defendant(s). MARINER S CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a not-for-profit corporation, Cross-Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS MICHAEL MCDANIEL, HUNTER W. ALLEN A/K/A HUNTER ALLEN, MICHAEL R. CRIMMINS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; BANK OF AMERICA, and JOHN DOE, AS TENANT IN POSSESSION AND ALL OTHERS IN POSSESSION, Cross-Defendants(s). And the Docket Number of which is No.: 09-CA-1051-P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 11th day of April, AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Laura Vorhes Deputy Clerk Florida Statute : Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Submitted by: Persaud Law Group 9100 South Dadeland Boulevard, Suite 400 Miami, FL Telephone No. (786) Facsimile No. (305) Published May 4, 11, 2013 Ad# The Monroe County Advisory Committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe will meet on May 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Monroe County School District Board Room, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West. For additional information, please call Mary A. Williams Managing Director-Monroe County Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe Published May 11, 2013 Ad# IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: CA K BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. JAY R. CARR; et. al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated April 12, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: CA K, of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is Plaintiff, and JAY R. CARR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAY R. CARR; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, ALL OTHER UN- KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETH- ER SAME UNKNOWN PAR- TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER- EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendant(s). LYDIA GARDNER, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m., at the FRONT DOOR of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 500 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida on the 17 day of May, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 10, 11 AND 12, BLOCK 32, PALM VILLA SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 89, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the Street address of: Date Row, Big Pine Key, FL If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILI- TIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Cheryl Alfonso, ADA Coordinator, 302 Fleming Street, Key West, Florida 33040, (305) , at least 7 working days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on April 23, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk CLERK OF THE COURT By: Shonta McLeod Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL Telephone: (954) Facsimile: (954) Published May 4, 11, 2013 Ad# NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, AMY HEAVILIN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Florida, will, on the 28th DAY OF MAY 2013 at 11:00AM on THE FRONT STEPS OF THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 500 WHITEHEAD STREET in the City of KEY WEST, Florida, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for CASH the following described property situated in Monroe County, Florida, to wit: UNIT NO. 26, HOLIDAY BY THE SEA CONDOMINIUM APARTMENT, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 580, PAGE 683, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ANY AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO. CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Pursuant to the FINAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT entered in a case in said Court, the style of which is: HSBC BANK USA, NA Plaintiff VS. DAVID DWIGHT GIBSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID DWIGHT GIBSON; HOLIDAY-BY-THE-SEA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; Dale Darmante; JANE DOE, Defendant And the Docket Number of which is Number 09-CA P WITNESS my hand and the Official Seal of Said Court, this 16th day of APRIL, AMY HEAVILIN, CPA Clerk of the Circuit Court Monroe County, Florida By: Gwen Douglass Deputy Clerk Florida Statute : Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Published May 11, 18, 2013 Ad# NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on June 19, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. the Monroe County Purchasing Office will receive and open sealed responses for the following: THE OLD SR 940 LEG A (WATSON BOULEVARD) BRIDGE REPAIR PROJECT BIG PINE KEY, MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Requirements for submission and the selection criteria may be requested from DemandStar by Onvia at OR or call toll-free at The Public Record is available at the Monroe County Purchasing Office located at The Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Room 2-213, Key West, Florida. All Responses must be sealed and must be submitted to the Monroe County Purchasing Office. Published May 11, 2013 Ad# Florida Keys Council of the Arts Notice of Upcoming Meetings Membership and Development Committees Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West Annual Membership Meeting Board of Directors Meeting (following) Thursday May 16, 9:30 a.m. Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Hwy., Marathon Cultural Umbrella Committee Thursday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. Marathon Government Center, 2798 Overseas Hwy. 2nd Floor, Marathon Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. Questions? Call the arts council office at Published May 11, 2013 Ad# Alex s Auto Wrecking & Parts gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/22/2013 9:00:00 AM at 111 US Highway 1 # 107, Key West, FL pursuant to subsection of the Florida Statutes. Alex s Auto Wrecking & Parts reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All sales are final. CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN 3N1AB41D3WL NISSAN WVWJK73C59E VOLKSWAGEN 1HGCB7555LA HONDA 1G1ND52M2WY CHEVROLET LL8MA1T291T LIN 2FMDA52413BB FORD KM4MJ51A HYOSUNG KMYSE1B406K DAEL Published May 11, 2013 Ad# NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE ANCHOR TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/24/2013, 08:00 am at 189 US HIGHWAY 1 KEY WEST, FL , pursuant to subsection of the Florida Statutes. ANCHOR TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 4S2CK58W3W ISUZU FLZT6188H BOSTON WHALER JH2AF60017K HONDA JKAVNDA1XRB KAWASAKI LM181935B BOAT TRAILER RKC5CA0G03Y RHINO POWERSPORT INC VXP16045M79F 1979 SEAQU UNK UNK MAGIC TILT TRAILER Published May 11, 2013 Ad# NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The vehicle(s) listed below will be sold at public auction for cash at Florida Keys Towing Inc., 1620 Overseas Hwy, Marathon FL at 8:00 AM on MAY 29, 2013 in accordance to Florida Statute Section for unpaid towing & storage. Florida Keys Towing, Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. All vehicles/ vessels are sold as is CHEVROLET VIN: 1G1JC52F FORD VIN: 1FALP51U9TA Published May 11, 2013 LOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? CALL US TO PLACE A FREE AD THE KEYNOTER N.Channel Dr. Friday, Saturday 8AM-2PM Table,scooter,Haier Port.Wash.Machine,Patio furn.,misc.const.stuff&more. Garage Sale!!! 129 Adobe Casa Court Saturday May 18th 7am-noon MM94 Bayside FRED'S BEDS 100s of Beds Factory Direct to You New Tropical Wicker Bedroom and Living Room Dinettes, Futons, Recliners Simmons Beautyrest FREE DELIVERY Marathon MM Big Coppitt MM Yard Sale, Sat 5/11 9:00-2:00 Keysey sofa & loveseat, fishing rods & reels, and more E. 79th Street Ocean, Marathon Moving sale Washer & Dryer (sold as set) Kenmore lrg capacity white like new (blue delivery wrap still on) $400- see pics; Lawn mower Craftsman 700 Briggs & Stratton Eng 22" blade, Rear drive-propelled, key start, (model # ) $ lynn voit original watercolor Original watercolor of island scene by Lynn Voit in excellent condition. Call for more information. $1, DR table, incl. 2 lvs, 8 chairs, china cab,sideboard, curio, console table, lamps, futon sofabed, D.table w/4chairs, oak desk more! Furniture moving sale Bedroom set King sz entire set 1yr old $1500 see pics; Dinette Kitchen set 1yr old $400 see pics; Patio furn. set w/umbrella 1yr old $300 see pic (offers accepted) PRIVATE COLLECTOR WANTS. Rolex Dive watches and Pilot Watches. Old model Military clocks & watches. Call U.S. COINS Unwanted or broken gold + silver jewlery. Old oil paintings Best price guaranteed. Private collector MM 106 Bayside, 2 br, 2 ba, home for sale. Newly renovated, new roof. 15 elevation. $130K. Possible owner financing Marathon Duplex cent loc. Wtr acc, gated, good for 4u, rev mtg income, or rebld up to 15 MU 1of2 or both to choose. Fin poss 650Kea KEY LARGO Park Model for sale. Handicapped designed, 1 BR, furnished. Never lived in. Lot rent $500/mo. $15,000. Owner financing available Happy Mother s Day! To the World s Best Mother & Grandmother From your boys!
14 8B Saturday, May 11, 2013 KeysNet.com Keynoter The Keynoter Classifieds Upper Sugarloaf Lots! Buy Owner:(2) 50 X 100 lots in upper Sugarloaf. Dry, cleared, side by side. Close to elementary school, and around the corner from a boat ramp. Recently awarded allocation. Start building today. Plans for a 1,600 sq ft house.$160, HOMESTEAD - On the Water beautiful 4/4 two story, big yard 2 car garage. Nice and clean, HOMESTEAD - On the Water ready to move in. $1695. beautiful 4/4 two story, big yard Call Steve at car garage. Nice and clean, ready to move in. $1695. Call Steve at GrassyKey/Morton 4BD, 2BA, ground level, open water, pets considered, non-smokers, 6/15/13, F/L/S, References. $1,950+util MARATHO N 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA, on canal with concrete dock. All tiled, C/A, W/D, shed, fenced yard. Yrly lse. $1300/ mo, + util F/L/S MARATHON 4 BR, 2 BA 2 car garage! On dry lot, fenced in yard. $1850/mo + util MARATHON Fully furnished small conch house. SHORT TERM ONLY. 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F/L N/pets Call today to advertise your business in the Services Directory of our Classifieds section Starting at only $60 for 4 weeks in all print editions of The Keynoter and The Reporter plus online every day at Keysnet.com GET RESULTS With Keynoter Classifieds MARATHO N EFFICIENCY Ocean Isles gated commty. Furn, clubhouse w/pool, N/S, no pets. Bkgnd chk req. $ ; MARATHON Unfurn effcy apt. A/C. No smoking, no dogs. Share W/D. Lease. $800 + electric, cable MM 106 O/S 1BR / 1 BA Completely renovated, all tile floors. W/D & lots of off street parking. $700 / mo. + util. F/L/S Call (305) Marathon - Commercial US 1 frontage, lot 120 x140, 3211sf TBR. Bldg, gated, sign. Sale/ lse opt. 1.2 ml. Fin. av. + next door marina Vacant Commercial Lot 1.54 acres, 488 feet along US 1, MM 10.5, Big Coppitt Key Suburban Commercial zoning. MLS #: Within 15 feet of Sewage, Water, and Electric hookup. Onsite vegetation can be mitigated. $950, MARATH ON RV LOTS Waterfront. Water & electric hook up, gated, dock avail. Price $110K each. Financing available COMMERCIAL SPACES MM 100 *Small Office - $300 *AC Storage - $300 Call (305) Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: ; CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE. Call Fred s Beds, LARGE STORAGE YARD MM 91. Suitable for your business. Only $800 per month Call (305) MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available MM 93 LARGE STORAGE YARD FENCED AREA, SPACE AVAILABLE. (305) OFFICE SPACE MM 98 Small office - $300 per mo. AC storage space - $300 per mo. Call ( 305) CARPENTERS & LABORERS Must have tools & transportation. Long term employment. Top pay for quality minded individuals. Must pass background check. Call (305) Commercial Electrician Looking for Commercial Electricians for the Grassey Key area. Must be dependable, have tools and transportation.please contact Larry Monroe County BOCC Employment Opportunities Visit (305) E.O.E. Drug free workplace; Vet Pref Avail. CLEANERS Saturday in Marathon $17/hr. Seasonal OK Call GATE ATTENDANT Nights & weekend work. MM 65, Long Key. Call or fax resume to WOW LOOK!!! DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER O/S Hwy - Grassy Key, FL Teaching... Learning...Caring Outgoing, energetic individual, who is a people-person and enjoys working with the public, is needed as an Entry Level Trainer for our Animal Care & Training department. Individual will learn to prepare daily diet/vitamin preparation for our dolphins & sea lions, narrate public program presentations, & basic animal feeding/handling. Must be team player & have excellent organization & communications skills; be physically fit, able to lift at least 50 pounds & pass a swim test. Benefits include medical insurance, 401(k), vacation and paid holidays. your resume to EOE Small company looking for cleaners, Big Pine to Mrthn. Peguena compania busca personal par limpieza se haga por casa. Ph/hamar: Casa Del Sol Beach Resort Housekeeping, Maintenance, Front Desk Reservationist Apply in person Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL P/T FRONT DESK PERSON Evening hrs. Must be outgoing, friendly & have computer exp. Apply Sea Dell Motel, 5000 O/S Hwy, Mrthn; call RESORT HELP Immediate opening! μ Dock Hand/General Maintenance Marathon, CNA s Exceptional Living, Exceptional People Plantation Key Health & Rehibilitation Center in Tavernier, is seeking Full Time, Part Time and PRN CNA s. To apply for the position, please submit your resume to Housekeeper Exceptional Living, Exceptional People Plantation Key Health & Rehabiliation Center in Tavernier, is seeking a Housekeeper. To apply for the position, please submit your resume to Internal Marketing Person Exceptional Living, Exceptional People Plantation Key Health & Rehibilitation Center in Tavernier, is seeking an Internal Marketing Person. MUST HAVE Nursing home experience! Medicaid, Medicare & Insurance experience a plus. Must be computer savvy. To apply for the position, please submit your resume to Keys Insurance Services, Inc. Established Since 1984 Keys Insurance is looking for the right individual to fill a Commercial/Personal Lines Customer Service Rep position in our KW office. Must be licensed 220 or 440 with a minimum of 3 years sales experience. Applicant should be a professional and confident individual who promotes Team Work. Keys Ins is an Equal Opportunity Employer with excellent benefits package including Health Ins, STD, LTD, 401K & PTO. Send Resume to or fax to $1000 Signing Bonus for Qualified Hire MARATHON - If you are a well-organized, dedicated and experienced licensed Realtor, an exceptional opportunity awaits you as the Real Estate Assistant to a Top Agent and Broker. Opportunity involves all aspects of real estate from preparing CMA s, transaction management, business management to showing properties. Job requires strong people skills, solid computer background and a willingness to work in order to manage a high volume business. Send resume to THE MOORINGS is seeking a friendly, self motivated, team player for Guest Services; duties include beach attendant and assisting guests with luggage, etc. Appearance counts. Please pick up an 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada FL or fax resume to or to moori THE MOORINGS is seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. 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15 Keynoter KeysNet.com Saturday, May 11, B The Keynoter Classifieds EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY μ Breakfast Cook μ Prep Cook, Line Cook μ Host/Hostess μ Waitstaff μ Bartender μ Bus Person μ Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. LINE COOK Cabana Breezes Immediately hiring! Call or Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB. NOW HIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. SERVERS, EXPERIENCED Night time, full time/part time. Apply in person to Key Colony Inn, 700 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach. experienced diver collector for tropicals piece work compensation parnership possible marathon to ramrod EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers lic. & tools! Also hiring delivery drivers and installers. Call (305) F/T SECURITY GUARD NEEDED Islamorada area MARATHON - PLUMBER AND PLUMBER S HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) CC Sea Strike 1995 hull Exc cond. 130hp Yam 2 stroke appx 650 hours, color Garmin, new controls, cushions, trailer. $9,500. Call CHRIS CRAFT Cabin Cruiser. Handyman s Special. Great Liveaboard! $1,750. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 33 FORTIER 1988 Twin Perkins, flybridge, sport fisherman. Appr at $135K, ask $45K or trade for RV or auto. Free dockage Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! Making a Difference with Children & Families Full Case Manager in Key West Full Case Manager in Marathon For detailed job description visit wesleyhouse.org Send application/resume to or stop by 1304 Truman Ave office. Competitive salary plus good benefits. WHFS is an EEOC Employer and Drug-Free Workplace Newspaper carrier wanted Ocean Key Largo Reef area Deliver newspapers 7 days a week Early A.M. The pay is approximently $300 plus a week. Stop in at the Reporter office to fill out an application. MM91.7 Tavernier Classic 1975 Aquasport 1975 cuddy cabin transom rebuilt in Yamaha ox66 needs lower unit Comes with Anodized aluminum trailer $3, Columbia Sailboat 1968 New: roller furling, O/B motor. Good liveaboard. $3,200 OBO. MM 99 oceanside. Dockage available BOAT SLIP FOR SALE or lease in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incuded. $500 / month. Great location! Call BOAT/SLIP: 2009 Silverton Yacht 33 in 45 slip w/ club membership & amenities, on appx 2 acres Gulf, Marathon. $250K, both Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305) DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboard s okay Utilities Available (305) NEWLY RENOVATED Now hiring personnel for both Tom Thumb and Subway. Tom Thumb Store Clerks SHIFTS 6am 2pm 2pm 10pm 10pm 6am DOCKAGE FOR RENT 70 dockage in Venetian Shores. Long term, $300 / month. Call (305) or (305) RESERVE YOUR SLIP NOW! Summer Special $450/mo. Sombrero/Dockside Marina, , Marathon 100 B LOBSTER CERTS. FOR SALE! $100 each or best offer. Call (305) DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! , COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo , Islamorada All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQ s, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many ref s avail. John Potts Jr , Commercial Crawfish/Stone Crab Boat & Business For Sale. 278 lobster B certs & 86 stone crab B certs, traps, rope, bouys, everything ready to go fishing. 24 T-Craft, 454 EFI. $33,000. Ed MTHN-Mari ne Storage: boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, CADILLAC ALLANTE Convertible. Red with black interior. Excellent cond. $7000. Will trade for boat, RV, etc. MM 99. Call Olds Cutlass Ciera New tires, ice cold A/C. Exc running cond! Low miles (83K). $1,500 OBO. Marathon BMW 323ci coupe 92,500 miles. 2 Door, Silver with black leather upholstery. Runs fine. Good air conditioner. Good tires. $5, AAA AUTO μ ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) A/C - ARTIC TEMP Res & Comm l, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC , A/C - Marathon A/C & Appl Sales and Fast & Reliable Service! Lic# CAC Call A/C - Windswept A/C & Appliances - "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you ain t gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC μ ELECTRIC - Kelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 μ Plumbin g - Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC th Ave, Gulf, Marathon Boat Lifts Inc Install & Repair Concrete wood dock repair. Piling wraps, pin piles installed. Decorative concrete CABINETS - FRED S BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets;Particle Board Prices. Mrthn Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. Lybrand Redesign TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR Lic# CYC Subway Assistant Manager 2pm 10pm Sandwich Artists SHIFTS 7am 2pm & 2pm 10pm We will train. No experience needed. Call Cleveland at Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP E.O.E. TOM THUMB Food Stores, Inc. Offers the following positions in MONROE COUNTY * Managers & Manager Trainees * Assistant Managers * Store Clerks Stump Grinding Stump Grinding & Fence repair Lic Three shifts available: 6am to 2pm 2pm to 10pm 10pm to 6am To apply please call and ask for Cleveland Mathis We will train. No experience needed. Competitive wages and benefits. DFWP. E.O.E. WOW LOOK!!! KEYS NET.COM A-WaX Pressure Cleaning Hydro Blaster, Res. & Comm l Serving all Monroe County D"G Cleaning Service Reasonable rates! House cleaning, vacation rentals, offices or GOING BACK UP NORTH? I will help you clean your house before you leave. Reasonable rates. Avail. Mon. - Fri. Upper/Middle Keys only. Flexible on Sun. References avail. Commercial & residential. (305) abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvyxyz<> ,./-=_+:
16 10B Saturday, May 11, 2013 KeysNet.com Keynoter Quick Fact: Bag limits work best and although 10 mutton snapper can be kept per person, we set our limits at 5 or less. Much ado about mutton: Go big or go home 50-lb test leader will land more mutton The fish were starting to react to the chum and were rising up from the depths. The spot was 80 feet deep at the bottom of the ledge, 35 feet in depth at the top and was created by tidal flow and storms that chiseled away at the hard bottom for thousands of years. Conditions were perfect with the tide and wind, although the clarity of the water was much clearer than I wanted - but all in all the confidence was building. Taking time to allow the chum to work gave us a chance to admire the beauty of the Dry Tortugas with both Loggerhead Key Lighthouse and Fort Jefferson in plain view. Striking and isolated were the words used at that moment. As I looked into the water behind our charter vessel Premium Time, I saw the distinct colors of what looked like nice-sized mangrove snappers just at the edge of distinction mingling in the mix. I grabbed one of the 15-lb. outfits we normally use for yellowtail and sent down a ballyhoo plug slightly weighted with a split shot. At 50 feet, the bait was inhaled and the rod was handed off to my client Tom. He was a bit surprised by the bend in the rod, which made me smile. I was then surprised by how quickly the fish smoked him into the reef. That wasn t supposed to happen. Handing him another ballyhoo plug baited outfit he knew what to do. At about 40 feet, the same situation played out. Eat it and Beat it is the way we fondly refer to hot fish. Another one that was unstoppable with the light stuff. As I looked at Tom s defeated gaze, I glanced over the transom and saw the problem. The fish we were seeing we re not mangrove On The Water Marlin Scott snapper. These fish had moved even higher and closer to the boat allowing a good clean view of large mutton snapper. I just assumed the school was all mangrove snapper on the July spawn. This was in fact a mutton spawn in July. A late one. Grabbing the 20-lb outfits with 50-lb leaders and plugs of ballyhoo pushed the needle into a Mad Dog mutton snapper slam fest. Tom and his son Mitch were engaged in the mutton battles for over two hours straight sweating, swearing and smiling all at the same time. We made the decision to keep only half of the legal daily limit of ten. Conservative maybe, but freezing fish is not our style generally. Fresh is best. The trip was made. Mutton snapper are getting ready to spawn in the next few months during the full moon and are also a hot topic in the regulation game. Word has it that areas are in proposal to be closed during the mutton spawn - much to the dismay of many. Closed areas are tough when you are dealing with free creatures that can swim anywhere they want. Bag limits work best and although 10 mutton snapper can be kept per person, we set our limits at 5 or less. Three tips for catching mutton snapper: 1. Go Big or Go Home - On many occasions we have caught large muttons with baits meant for sharks on wire. Doesn t seem to matter as long as there is enough bait to make it worth their while. On a 20-lb Happy smiles after rigging properly for mutton snapper. test outfit with 50-lb test leader, use a two finger wide hand length strip of bonita, kingfish or spanish mackerel. Either use a one-ounce jig head, or freeline to the bottom working much like you would for yellowtail snapper making sure to let the fish eat long enough as the line pulls freely from the spool. Don t be afraid to pitch the bait far into the chum slick. 2. The Ballyhoo Flutter - The same outfit is used with a minimal split shot and a 6/0 circle hook. Cut off the tail and head of a mid-size ballyhoo and remove the air sack. Freeline the ballyhoo the same as you would for yellowtail. The cut ballyhoo looks like the pieces from an assault by something toothy fluttering down. Mutton snapper are as much scavenger as they are predator, maybe more. They eat when they can. 3. Live Bait Long Leader - Take 15 to 20 feet of fluorocarbon leader with a midsize 6/0 circle hook attached to a barrel swivel and then tied to the 20-lb test, adding a minimum of 6 oz. weight above the swivel (depending on current or drift). Use a live, palm-sized pinfish, pilchard or threadfin herring. Work the sand next to structure. Mutton snapper love the beach next to the rock or wreck. Mutton snapper are available year round here in the Florida Keys and are considered one of the best choices of fresh fish for the table giving you another reason to get On the Water. Captain Marlin Scott operates FishMonster charters in Key West. 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