Sunday, March 10, 2013



Whitney Brooke Turk and Christopher Brian Trentine were united in marriage Dec. 31, 2012 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at San Pedro Catholic Church on Plantation Key. Rev. Henryk Pawelec performed the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Aquilla Scott Turk Jr. and Mrs. Shawn Turk of Panacea, Fla. The groom is the son of Mrs Kathy Trentine and the late Mr Robert "Foot" Trentine of Tavernier, Fla.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a silk shantung mermaid gown and fingertip veil. She carried a bouquet of white cymbidium orchids with mini calla and stephanotis accents.

She was attended by childhood friend, Miss Katie Marjuerite Ashely of Tallahassee, Fla.

The groom's best man and steadfast friend was Tyrone Bradley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Bridesmaids were Ashley Nicole Russ, Aubrey Dawn Grooms, Caitlin Mary Simon, Courtney Alexxis Caudle, Jennifer Gamache Nichols, Jessica Jensen, Megan Godfrey, Kristy Marie Lopez and Jamie Lynn Fryer. Junior bridesmaid was Hailey Brooke Turk, niece of the bride.

Emma Brooke Turk, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.

Groomsmen were Andrew Joshua Vetter, Jess Michael LeBoeuf, John Benjamin Brownlee, John Fredrick Cullen, Jose Francisco Herrera, Nik Martin Scroth, Samule Whitney Hale, Nathan Bryan Custodio and Vinnie Joseph LaSorsa.

Junior groomsmen were Matthew Scott Turk, Aquilla Scott Turk IV and Evan Scott Turk, nephews of the bride.

Ushers were Dr. Aquilla ScottTurk III, Matthew Ian Turk and Adam Scott Turk, brothers of the bride.

Dawn Michelini, sister of the groom, and Jose Herrera, godfather of the bride, read scripture.

A reception followed at the La Playa Estate in Islamorada where, surrounded by family and many friends, the bride and groom celebrated their new life together and welcomed in the New Year.

Chris and Whitney met while attending Florida Atlantic University and are both proud Owl Alumni.

Chris is the owner of CBT Construction and Development Inc. The couple will reside in the Florida Keys.



Key West Toastmasters was represented by one of its newest members, Laurie Winn, at the Area Speech Contest in Homestead. There are four clubs in Area 55 from Key West, the Middle Keys, Florida City and Homestead. Laurie, right, came in second in the International Speech Contest and receives her award from Area Governor Shannon Chamberlain, left. For more information about Key West Toastmasters, call 295-7501.



Red Cross Chapter Advancement Officer J. B. Hunt, left, and Key West Mayor Craig Cates commend Brenna Patryn for her quick administration of CPR that recently saved a life.

Patryn was working at Two Friends when Wade Crawley collapsed. Using her Red Cross training, Patryn immediately began administering CPR until emergency responders arrived and took over.

Crawley and his wife Elizabeth were in the audience at the city commission meeting to see Patryn receive her special commendation last week.

Mayor Cates noted that he's known Patryn for a long time, "but I didn't know she could save lives. She jumped into action as soon as this gentleman had a problem, and that's the reason he's here today."


Key West Fire Chief David Fraga, the city commission and city staff recognized Fire Captain Ray Alvarez for his 25 years of service in the Department. Chief Fraga commended him on his dedication and commitment, thanking him for his service to the community.

"If I could," said Capt. Alvarez, "I'd like to do a few more years."