Volume 23 * Issue 7 * July 2017
Thomas (Tip) O'Neill - former U.S. Congressman
Speaker of the House: "All politics is local."
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July 24, 2017 - Florida Keys - Ed Krane: The Keys Blast: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1115983702367&ca=8e8ff316-6edb-4153-8948-827708616778
July 21, 2017 - Marathon - Bruce Schmitt: Parking in Marathon
From the July 11, 2017 City of Marathon Council Meeting it was reported in the Marathon Weekly that: “The council directed staff to start a survey of parking spots for businesses along the U.S. 1 corridor in an effort to develop a policy to address the varying availability and come up with an equitable solution.”
Let me remind our Marathon City Council that they have a policy to address parking in the city. It is called your Parking Code and since it is your Code, it would be most equitable if you would enforce it equitably. There are currently provisions in your Code that address the varying differences in all your commercial business properties in Marathon from new developments, to re-developments, to older business properties, to legal non-conforming properties, including illegal non-conforming properties. Your problem is not with your policy but with your understanding of that policy. It was most revealing and interesting how little our Marathon City Council knows and understands its own Parking Code.
Your big problem is enforcement. Lack of enforcement and/or selective enforcement exists because it serves the best interests of certain City Council Members who have historically used our City’s rules to benefit themselves and/or their select few friends.
Councilwoman Coldiron made the statement that whatever the policy, it should be enforced equally. A bit disingenuous in light of her actions in the Sunset Grille fiasco. The City clearly targeted Sunset Grille while allowing a much more dangerous condition to continue at 35th street and U.S. 1 with the Stuffed Pig restaurant. This is not equitable treatment. Talk is one thing, actions speak to the truth!
The City Council is supposed to set policy and it is clear they do not know what to do, so they have decided to dump this off on Staff.
Even if the City Council decides to change their current policy, they must enforce something and I see no commitment or willingness to enforce any policy whether it has to do with parking, signage, landscaping…..etc.
Do we really need a survey to know that our real problem is with our Marathon City Council?
It is going to be interesting to see how this survey will determine the actual number of parking spaces at the Stuffed Pig restaurant when there is not one single legal parking space designated on that property, even though there are two parking plans on file with the City but never required to be implemented.
July 20, 2017 - Florida Keys - Brittany Fisher: As a C.P.A., I’ve seen people’s finances take a huge hit when natural disasters unleash their fury on their homes and communities. It’s amazed me to see how few people know what to do before and after a storm, earthquake or fire hits. With that, I’d like to contribute some resources to your website that will help people better prepare and land back on their feet financially in the wake of a natural disaster.
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July 14, 2017 - Marathon - Bruce Schmitt: "Dear Mayor Doc Dan Zieg, Vice Mayor Michelle Lincoln Coldiron and Mayor Emeritus John Bartus,
I was busy with other matters yesterday and did not attend last night's Marathon City Council meeting. I understand that an add-on Agenda item concerning your Parking Code was slipped in and discussed.
Wish I could have been there because it is very obvious that as a Council, the majority of you do not understand how Marathon's Parking Code works or your role in making sure that it is even followed correctly. That became painfully obvious last night based on some of your comments and inability to grasp the basic concepts of your own Parking Code.
First you need to read your code and understand what it says, it's not that complicated.
Once you know what your Parking Code says, you need to know how it is enforced.
It is rather simple, all newly developed properties must meet all of your Building Codes including your Parking Code without exception. Your Building/Planning Departments do a very good job of enforcing this with all new construction.
Existing improved properties are not a problem either, if you understand the difference between legal conforming properties, legal non-conforming properties and illegal non-conforming properties. Most new properties, built with permits under the Monroe County and City of Marathon Codes are legal conforming properties providing that all improvements were also built with permits. We have many properties in Marathon that were legally built when the Monroe County Parking Codes were much less strict or didn't really exist at all. To this day these properties are still legal, they just do not conform to our current code as it now exists. As legal yet nonconforming properties to our current code they are not required to come into compliance to our current parking code, unless the intensity of their use is increased by a new type of higher intensity type of use or business, usually when going from retail/office use to restaurant/bar would be an example of increasing intensity of use. An illegal non-conforming property is not very common since the City generally also does a good job of enforcing their permitting process, their zoning laws (exception being the original Sunset Grille approval), and any illegal activities in general.
The concern with our Parking Code has to do with this question of legal non-conforming properties and is not as big a problem as some would have you believe. Enforcing your current City Parking code will not effect most of your current legal non-confirming properties as long as there is no increase in intensity of use of that property. An good example would be the "Cool Guy Stuff" store which changed use from Dr. Tom Operchal's eye doctor's office going to retail sales. There was no issue because there was no change in the intensity of use under the City of Marathon's Parking Code. Cool Guy Stuff would not be effected nor would most properties like this be required to increase parking. The change or parking issue only comes into play when you take a retail store like Marathon Liquors and turn a portion of it into a restaurant and bar, which is a clear increase in intensity of use and therefore triggers the need to increase parking. Ralph Lucignano did increase his parking to allow this to happen based on his previously existing outside seating from his deli and by adding parking spaces allowing 43 seats in his Plaza Grill. He violated the City Parking Code when he later added back his outside deli seating without City of Marathon approval which was and is clearly illegal. I own the Shopping Center next door to Lucignano and have mostly retail stores there with a Papa John's pizza delivery service with no seating and a small 16 seat Island Time Diner. My property has more than adequate parking per the City of Marathon Code which I confirmed by counting parking spaces after Mayor Doc Dan Zieg inappropriately directed the City to cite me by filing a false citation against my Tenant. While I have addressed this, there is a much bigger unresolved issue with Mike Cinque and his Stuffed Pig Restaurant. Cinque filed not one but two parking plans with the City of Marathon and not one identifiable parking space has ever been installed on his property. When the City of Marathon handed him the right to serve liquor in his restaurant they allowed an increase in the intensity of use on that property with no way to confirm that he was providing the legally required parking per the City of Marathon Parking Code. I'm not looking to close Cinque down, only to have him conform to what he agreed to do in the first place and what he should be required to do in the end! Your City Staff is very much aware of this and I am sure that they will address it soon, after all, they finally addressed the Ralph Lucignano violation after many years of reminders.
Mayor Doc Dan Zieg, you should not be directing the City Staff to file code violations against anyone, first because you do not understand your City Code, but more importantly because it is not appropriate for Council Members to micro manage Staff or use your position to target people you do not like or wish to punish.
Michelle Lincoln Coldiron's comment that the Marathon Parking Code should be applied equally to all throughout the City of Marathon is a most disingenuous and hypocritical statement in light of her activities against the Sunset Grille where she seemingly used her position on the City Council to allegedly help her Joker like husband extort money and attempt to benefit themselves over the best interests of their neighbors and the People of Marathon.
And just when I thought that John Bartus may have learned something, he proves me wrong once again. Let me clarify it for you, John, the two people who can't agree on the parking rules here in Marathon are Ralph Lucignano and Mike Cinque. Ralph has been found in violation of the City Parking Code and Mike Cinque's only documented parking spaces are on FDOT and Monroe School Board properties. My parking is legal and I am in compliance with the City of Marathon Parking Code! I am most agreeable and I follow the City of Marathon rules and regulations always!
You three City Council Members may not be the worse we have ever had but please understand, it's not a competition, so don't keep trying so hard!
July 6, 2017 - Marathon - Bruce Schmitt: "Dear George Garrett, David Migit and Chuck Lindsey,
Be advised that per City of Marathon building permit #P2017-0092 originally submitted on 1/27/2017 and initially approved on 1/31/2017 but not issued, later approved with conditions on 2/10/2017, then withdrawn due to an appeal by Ralph Lucignano of Vito of the Florida Keys, and then finally re-issued and permitted on 6/28/2017, be advised that First Florida Keys Properties, Inc has completed the demolition of the 10X24 foot elevated concrete pad as of 3:13pm on 6/28/2017.
While Vito of the Florida Keys did have the right to appeal your denial of its appeal by the Marathon Planning Commission to your Marathon City Council, it did not do so and thus failed to exhaust all its administrative remedies with the City of Marathon. Instead Ralph Lucignano/Vito of the Florida Keys applied for and obtained a Circuit Court Order Granting a Temporary Injunction based on false and misleading information. Unfortunately for Lucignano's team of lawyers they obtained their Order on 6/29/2017, one day late, after the work was completed.
This letter is to confirm that First Florida Keys Properties, Inc. did receive and post your permit #P2017-0093 on 6/28/2017 and did, in fact, complete the work on that same day of 6/28/2017.
This letter is now questioning your permit condition #8 regarding the honest need for First Florida Keys Properties, Inc. to provide temporary exit access over these next 6 months based on the false and/or inaccurate information concerning the need for such egress. It is now well documented and known to the City of Marathon that Ralph Lucignano/Vito of the Florida Keys does have an existing rear exit access door which is blocked by a hurricane shuttered door that could and should be easily be made opened for full use and access.
First Florida Keys Properties, Inc. does not wish to have the City of Marathon mandate a very possible liability issue upon us, nor do we believe that it is our responsibility to provide access to someone like Ralph Lucignano/Vito of the Florida Keys who chooses to not take responsibility for the health and safety of its own customers and employees.
Be advised that I consider this issue to be between you and Ralph Lucignano and that it is appropriate that the two of you work this without further involving First Florida Keys Properties, Inc. in this stupid game. Comprende?
July 4, 2017 - Marathon - Bruce Schmitt: "To Whom it May Concern at the City of Marathon,
In light of a City of Marathon Courtesy Notice to Correct Violation C2017-0203 delivered Friday afternoon 6/30/2017 to my Tenant, Island Time Diner, please explain in writing the specific part of your code section 107.46 Parking Schedule that pertains to this matter, and how Stacy Charlton, your Code Compliance Officer, reached her conclusion that there is any sort of a violation. I simply do not see a violation here since this outside seating predates the existence of the City of Marathon itself. Please clarify why the only "corrective measure necessary" is limited to the "removal of outdoor seating." And, also please explain and clarify this "5" day corrective period which appears to be both punitive and unreasonable under the circumstances even if there were a real violation here.
In fairness to my Tenant, please explain, also in writing, his rights under your City of Marathon Code to first dispute this allegation since it is clear that there are many actual violations of both indoor and outdoor seating in Marathon that you know about and refuse to enforce. The most well known case in point is Mike Cinque's Stuffed Pig Restaurant where you have on file two parking plans associated with two separate non-conforming expansions of his property for seating and for liquor sales that you have never required to be ever implemented. Certainly there are rules for legal seating in restaurants and that first requires identifying and confirming actual existing parking spaces. At the Stuffed Pig Restaurant there does not exist one single defined or delineated parking space and because of that he is, in fact, in violation of your City of Marathon parking code as you have cited my Tenant. Either Cinque must remove every single seat in his restaurant or you need to direct him to implement his defined parking plan on file with the City! Do your job, City of Marathon and stop making excuses!
As a matter of basic courtesy when citing a code violation any "corrective measure" should include all solutions under your code of rules and regulations. It has been pointed out to me many times by various City Officials that the policy of your Code Department is to be helpful and to work with local businesses to help them get into compliance. A case in point is Ralph Lucignano and your approval of his all-in-one fire lane/loading zone/driveway in front of the Plaza Grill Restaurant. Please take note of this and please do a better job in disclosing all possible alternative solutions under your code at the time of citing a possible violation such as this.
Understand that I am not asking for or expecting any special treatment here but I do expect fairness and equal treatment under the law which has not always been the case with our City of Marathon. That case in point is clearly documented in how you handled the Sunset Grill fiasco on Knights Keys which was not handled fairly in my opinion and still has some yet to be resolved long term issues that you will be forced to address sometime in the future when the 7 mile bridge park re-opens.
As Landlord and owner of the property you have cited here, I would think that I should have also been properly notified. I learned of this so called violation from my Tenant who was very upset and concerned after he was called by an Employee who was served with the actual citation. The Tenant Owner was at his Doctors office when Stacy Charlton issued her notice. Is this even proper service on the City's part?
The City of Marathon's codes and enforcement of those codes has made it very difficult, even for me, to know and understand what rules are being enforced and which are not. The case in point here are your sign ordinances which are only being enforce against those who actually apply for a permit. The idea of even applying for a permit for anything other than new construction has become a joke once again in Marathon.
I have very well known issues with the City of Marathon going back years to the first Publix liquor store application, then your 1500 foot rule, Councilwoman Ginger Snead's parking complaints against me, Walgreens' right to sell beer and wine, a simple 10 X 24 foot concrete slab demolition, and now this. I understand that the City of Marathon and Ralph Lucignano are tied together in some weird way but why the City continues to allow itself to be co-opted into these things on an ongoing basis is beyond me. One thing I do know is that this will not stand. "This aggression will not stand, man!"
Bruce Schmitt "
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- 1/4 Cup chopped fresh mushrooms
- 2 Tbsp. chopped onion
- 2 Tbsp. chopped celery
- 2 Tbsp. chopped carrot
- 1 can chicken broth
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
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His favorite thing about the Florida keys is the warm clear water. His least favorite thing about the keys is the humidity. He has worked previously in marinas and has been in the U.S Army & Navy. He has two grown boys, and he also has lots of family all around Florida. Stop by for all your Yamaha parts or just to say hi! Dean can order parts if not in stock and will make sure you find your solution!
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July 2, 2017 - Marathon - Bruce Schmitt: Keynoter Lack of Reporting:
"Why doesn't our local newspaper, the Keynoter, report anything about the Gene Thompson affair within our Monroe County Sheriffs Department which resulted in his reassignment of duties and a demotion?
Why doesn't the City of Marathon want to talk about the reassignment of demoted Captain Gene Thompson, who headed up our City's Law Enforcement Department?
Why is Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay unwilling to publicly disclose the truth about Gene Thompson, his senior Officer in charge of his Marathon Sub-Station which was supposed to oversee the enforcement of law over our City of Marathon and be an example for our Community?
Why all the silence over the Gene Thompson affair?
What are they covering up and why?
From what I have been told there is a culture of sexual promiscuity and abuse throughout the Monroe County Sheriffs Department going back years under Rick Ramsay. There are even stories about Rick Ramsay himself and his affairs which may explain why he doesn't want any of this to get out. It certainly seems to explain why and how Rick Ramsay handled the Peter Rosasco abuses of his wife over the years. To be a friend of Rick Ramsay is to be protected from responsibility for your actions against others.
Apparently serial sexual promiscuity and abuse is tolerated by Sheriff Ramsay and is just another legal matter that he chooses to ignore. To quote our Sheriff: "So Sad"!
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June 19, 2017 - Marathon - FDOT: I see where you will be having a public conversation with FDOT at your Tuesday night, June 13, 2017 City Council meeting. This might be a good time to finally talk about parking, or should I say, start a conversation about addressing a future parking problem that will no doubt become a serious issue.
FDOT has placed no parking signage at Knights Key adjacent to the Sunset Grill Restaurant as they also have in front of the Stuffed Pig Restaurant along U S Highway #1 and 35th street. The question is who is going to enforce these no parking areas when the City of Marathon won't, the Monroe County Sheriff won't, and the FDOT won't? Or maybe the question should be asked why are these no parking areas even necessary. If it is a health and safety issue then maybe is should be enforced? If it is a personal self interest issue then maybe those signs should be removed? Let's be truthful here and let's have a public discussion about this.
Why do you continue to create signage and post warnings that you clearly will do nothing about? Just another law, another rule, another ordinance that doesn't get enforced in Marathon. We may have a new definition of insanity here? (Unless, of course, you are among that small group of people who continue to receive special interest self serving benefits from the City of Marathon and the Monroe County Sheriff).
June 18, 2017 - Marathon - by Bruce Schmitt: "To: Adam Linhardt, The Citizen Reporter
Your statement to my Attorney that you do not know why I may not like you is so dishonest and transparent that it is clear you are either criminally stupid or stupidly criminal, doing the bidding of people who wish me dead or publicly discredited with their gun or with your written word. Both have failed and I will uncover this Zecca matter with or without your help. At this point, you still seem to be in some sort of denial or cover-up mode. These are your problems.
My problem is trying to uncover the "others" behind Dennis Zecca who were a part of my murder for hire and also drug smuggling into the Keys for distribution to our local Communities. My surprise and disappointment is how no one seems to care about uncovering these "others", not the FBI, not the Department of Justice, not the Monroe County Sheriff, not the then State Attorney, Cathrine Vogel, and certainly not you.
You write an article 2 1/2 months after a State Attorney investigation into a false accusation against me for bribery that was closed before it was open and you don't see the problem? The person who fed you that information was using you to attack me and you allowed that to happen. It was well known in Marathon that I was getting married on July 4, 2013 and you publish a front page article on July 3, 2013 implying that I may have tried to bribe someone. Your article was nothing short of an attempt to publicly assassinate my character. Thanks for the wedding present, I will never forget it!
Of course I do not like you and for good reason! You never corrected your article with any sort of follow-up. You never documented the relationships and friendships between Mike Cinque, Peter Rosasco, Rick Ramsay and Dennis Zecca. You continue to protect your source for the information that was fed to you. This is not a source to be protected, they fed you false and incomplete information designed to publicly discredit me and ruin my reputation and you wrote and published an article that was incomplete. This person used you to attack me with misleading information the day before my wedding and you tell my Attorney that you do not know why I do not like you? Think about how you would feel if you were in my shoes.
You say that you would like to see this Zecca matter resolved but you seem to have picked the side that wishes to cover this up and wants it to go away. If you really care about solving this crime then the next time you talk with my Attorney provide him with the name of the person who fed you the information about a State Attorney investigation that was not publicly known, even to me at the time because I was never interviewed, and because there was no truthful factual basis behind any of it. And do not pretend that you are protecting a confidential source or informant because they are no such thing, they are, in fact, an accomplice to ongoing criminal activity which you have become a part of by protecting them with you silence and refusal to name this "other" person.
I have attached, once again, a copy of your July 3, 2013 article along with the April 2013 Investigative Report. It is most interesting and revealing the names of my accusers who you left out of your article. You may want to read them again and understand your problem! I have also attached a photo of you and Ralph Lucignano's best friend, Mario DiGennaro which might jog some of your dormant brain cells. Please say "Hello" to Mario for me the next time you are together because he won't talk to me anymore since Zecca's arrest based on his last statement to me, that Ralph Lucignano was like a brother to him and that they were friends to the end.
Of course, I am looking forward to the end, myself!
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Vicki Tashjian: Phone 305-304-3830 * Fax 305-289-3115
|Florida Keys Vacations|
305-395-4370 * fax 305-289-3115
We'll help you get the vacation you're dreaming of
10990 Overseas HWY
Marathon, FL 33050
Between Bealls & Office Depot
Clothing Jewelry Purses Sunglasses Cosmetics Sandals
PO Box 504426, Marathon, FL 33050
www.KeysForgottenFeleines.org * firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring for Homeless Cats in the Florida Keys
|Signs by Renee|
72 Coco Plum Dr., Marathon, FL 33050
sign graphic example only
|Sea Wiz Marine|
Sea Wiz Marine
71 53rd Street Marathon Florida 33050
1.877.497.2552 * West Palm Beach, FL * Ft. Lauderdale, FL * International * About Us * Contact Us *
YouTube * Facebook * Twitter
|FOOD for THOUGHT |
www.foodforthoughtflkeys.com Natural Food Store & Healthy Living Marketplace:
Mon – Sat 8:30-6, Closed Sunday
Mon – Sat 8:30 -5:45, Closed Sunday
5800 Overseas Hwy, Suite 23
Marathon, FL 33050
2059 Overseas HWY
Marathon FL 33050
R. Hendrick Construction
Restoring the Keys... One Crack at a Time
* Specializing in Concrete Repair
* Middle Keys 305-289-1001
* Upper Keys 305-664-9300
10455 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, FL 33050
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat - Sun Closed
Keys General Manager
PO Box 430641
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
Beyond Carpet Cleaning Carpet \ Tile & Grout \ Hardwood \Upholstery \ Water Restoration \ Stone \ Flooring Sales \ Leather
305.872.7377 ext 242
Dana's Air Conditioning
(305) 289-9498 Fully Lic. #CAC056642 and Insured
Commercial • Residential • Service Agreements
P.O. Box 500786 • Marathon, FL 33050 email@example.com
Dana's Air Conditioning has been in business since 1992. We are a family owned and operated air conditioning business that specializes in the unique needs of the Keys. We install, service, and repair both residential and light commercial equipment.
All Keys Glass
Contact All Keys Glass today at 305-743-7800,
fax us at 305-743-7170, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for all of your
residential glass, auto glass, & commercial glass replacements & installations in Marathon, FL.
WINDOWS & DOORS, NEW & REPAIRS, FRAMELESS SHOWER ENCLOSURES, FURNITURE GLASS, PLEXIGLASS & LEXAN.
Licensed & Insured #SP3799 & MV62849
|My Place Or Yours?|
Computer Consultant * 305-394-0184 * Buying options * repairs * on site services * specializes in building computers from scratch, & much more * www.myplaceoryours.biz
5171 Overseas HWY #501833 * Marathon FL 33050-9998
THE STUFFED PIG, INC.
RESTAURANT & TIKI
3520 Overseas Highway
Marathon, FL 33050
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p: 305 743 2288
f: 305 743 9272
9703 Overseas Highway
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about out qualifications and experience.
|Sunshine KeyRV |
Resort & Marina
38801 Overseas HWY, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
|The www.FloridaKeysJournal.com LLC beats out all other advertisements for coverage, numbers, and quality. The rates are quite reasonable and beats out all others for cost and value. Call 305.743.9648 or email us.|
|Keys Grafix & Sign |
11400 Overseas Hwy #105 Marathon FL Keys
Grassy Key RV & Resort
58671 Overseas Hwy,
Grassy Key, FL 33050
|Keys RV Park|
6099 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida Keys
|Keys Cycles Bike Rental * Parts & Service * www.KeysCycles.com|
Specializing in Harley Davidson; U-Haul Dealer as well
305-743-0445 * 2040 Overseas Hwy * MM48 Gulf * Marathon FL 33050
|Keys Animal Hospital|
11425 Overseas Hwy.,
Marathon, FL 33050
BOOK YOUR CHARTER TODAY
phone 305-395-1376 * email email@example.com
Welcome aboard Best Bet Sportfishing, your source for a memorable Florida Keys fishing experience. Docked in Key Colony Beach (Marathon), in the heart of the Middle Keys, Best Bet Sportfishing offers reef, wreck, offshore and tarpon trips for anglers of all ages and skill levels, specializing in live bait, light tackle techniques.
|Coconut Telegraph |
PO Box 431775
Big Pine Key, FL 33043-1755
10935 Overseas HWY
Marathon FL 33050
|Kandios Sweets & Treats Ice Cream & More|
near main post office
click here for brochure
Phone: (305) 743-4004
210 20th Street, Old Town
Marathon, FL 33050
Frank's Grill 11400 Overseas Highway 113th Street Gulfside in Town Square Mall Marathon FL 33050www.FranksGrillMarathon.com Call (305) 289-7772 for reservations or carryout.
61 53rd Street Ocean
Marathon, FL 33050
Giolas Beauty Shop
61 53rd Street Ocean,
Marathon, FL 33050
|Keyzee Tiki Vacation Rental|
your home away from home
Steve & Patty Bridges 305-900-0228 Patty firstname.lastname@example.org
900 101st St. Ocean 305-481-0116 Steve www.homeway.com
Marathon FL 33050 property #3470260
|Alo Jewelers |
5175 Overseas Highway
|Headhunter Hair & Nail Salon|
5177 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL
True Conch INC
625 Railroad Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29551
Stingray is family oriented. When you become a Stingray owner you join a larger family that consists of highly skilled employees, professional and competent dealers, and many other proud Stingray owners.
|Curly's COFFEE Co.|
Use your Customer Rewards Card
Buy 10 cups, get your 11th one FREE!
11601 Overseas Highway
Marathon Florida 33050
|Collector's Corner |
"Let Us Put Your Name On It!"
Town Square Mall
Marathon Florida Keys
Trophies, Tee Shirts, Magnetic Signs, Business cards, & www.putyournameonanything.com
The UPS Store We Can Print That
Kayaks & Bikes
Checkout Kokomo Joe's Jet Ski Rentals.
Make reservations @ www.kokomojoesrentals.com.
305 - 393 - 4494 * another fine company from Kayaks & Bikes
|Tyrone's Mobil Car Wash|
detailing, cleaning cloth seats, he does so much in little time. You can't beat that
Tyrone's Mobile Car Wash & Detail
Cannon Mobile Marine
700 39th Street Gulf
Marathon, FL 33050
Dockside service for Mercury & Yamaha
Call Gary Cannon (305) 395-1960
or email him at email@example.com
Driftwood Marina & Storage
13900 Overseas HWY
|Driftwood Pizza & Subs|
10875 Overseas HWY
Marathon, Florida Keys
|Leigh Ann's Coffee Shop|
301 Sadowski Causeway,
Key Colony Beach FL 33051
send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ed Krane's |
Call me Ed Krane at 954-448-4324 or write back EK10@aol.com.
Krane's Email Blast: https://www.facebook.com/EDKRANE10
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|Cash Flow Guns & Ammo & Jewelry & Pawn Shop|
We are located at:
Town Square Mall
11400 Overseas Highway, Suite 121
Marathon, Florida 33050
(305) 743-4603 * www.CashFlowGuns.com
|Keys Channel 88 www.FloridaKeysTelevision.com|
|Niles Sales & Service|
3500 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West FL 33040
|Edward Jones |
Making Sense of Investing
LESLIE A VALANT (305) 289-3925 my page
contact me 30646 OVERSEAS HIGHWAY
Big Pine, FL 33043
9051 Overseas Hwy,
Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 743-5142 * Mon - Fri 8 - 5 * Wed 8 - Noon
Sat & Sun Closed * Open Since 1957 * 3rd Generation
Army Corps of Engineers
American Youth Soccer Organization
Building Permit Allocation System
Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc
Creative Arts and Music Program
Citizen's Advisory Task Force
Community Development Block Grant
Commercial Building Permit Allocation System
Community Workforce Housing Innovation Pilot Program
Disabled American Veterans
Florida Department of Community Affairs
Educational Coalition for Monroe County
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technician [Paramedic]
Emergency Operations Center
Federal Aviation Administrator
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Transportation
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe County
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority
Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Florida Keys Community College
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
|FKSCA||Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance|
Florida Keys Wastewater Assistance Foundation
Future Land Use Map
Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Guidance Clinic of the Middle Keys
Geographic Information System
Green Living & Energy Education
Government Services Group
Habitat for Humanity
Home Owners Association
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
International Council Local Environment Initiative
Improved Subdivision Duplex
Land Development Regulations required by the Comprehensive Plan
Limited Liability Corporation
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Marathon Garbage Service
Marathon High School
Matecumbe Historical Trust
Middle Keys Community Land Trust
Municipal Service Taxing Unit
Mixed Use Commercial
Not In My Back Yard
Non-Residential Permit Allocation System
Near Shore Waters Advisory Committee
Public Service Announcement
Public Information Officer
Overseas Village Home Owners Association
Residential Building Permit Allocation System
Request for Proposal
Residential Medium - 2 [applies to Coco Plum community only]
Rate of Growth Ordinance
Right of Way
Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys
State Housing Initiatives Partnership
State Revolving Fund
To be Announced
Transfer of Building Right
Tourist Development Council
Truth in Millage
Transportation Security Administration
United Research Services or URS Corporation
Weiler Engineering Corporation
Year to Date
The Dull Stuff
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links alphabetical order
[All Keys Computers]
[All Keys Glass]
[Best Bet Charter]
[Cannon Mobile Marine]
[Cash Flow Pawn Shop]
[Curlys COFFEE Co]
[Duncan Auto Mall]
[Easy Does It]
[EdwardJones - Leslie]
[Food for Thought]
[Giola's Beauty Shop]
[Grassy Key Resort]
[Headhunters Hair Salon]
[Heffernan Law Office]
[Jean's Dollar Store]
[Kayaks & Bikes]
[Keys Animal Hospital]
[Keys Grafix & Sign]
[Keys Quality Canvas]
[Krane's Email Blast]
[Ledbetter Metal Art]
[Le Fe Cigar Corp.]
[Molten Glass Designs]
[My Place Or Yours?]
[Niles Sales & Service] [OriginalSwivelerFlagPoles]
[Marathon Recycling Inc]
[R. Hendrick Construction]
[Sea Wiz Marine]
[Sol Shine Yoga]
[Signs by Renee]
[Sunshine Key RV]
[Tilden's Scuba Center]
[Time Out Magazine]
[True Conch INC]
[Tyrone's Car Wash]