Hello Everyone. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends" being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7870+. We start every Issue with some LEAD TEASE PHOTOS of Features that Appear in this June 20, 2022 Issue : Above ; Part 2 The Photographic Feature "Love and Compassion".. Next in this Issue : Sheriff Rick Ramsay receives a Top Honor. Michael Marrero Always Wearing Many Hats "LOCURA" (Playwright and Director) Traveled 1500 Miles to have his Play Featured at the Prestigious Guild Hall in East Hampton Long Island New York. Kate Miano Owner of the Gardens Resort and her Annual "DERBY DAY" Raised $6,000 for the KWPD Mounted Unit. ZAZOO As Usual Has Many Sections in This Issue (Just one Artisan) is Rolling Stones Band Member Ronnie Wood and his Paintings ( Must see in Person). Monroe County and The City of Key West as usual have many sections Including the Closing from June 24-30 for Resurfacing the Playground at Truman Waterfront Park. New Material from ANNA SWEET. The Opening of the 2022 Mango Madness at The Studios of Key West (June 2- July 28). "MEET THE CANDIDATES June 17 at TWT 5-7PM. WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM .The Art Guild of the Purple Isles has TWO Summer Exhibitions. One in Tavernier at Our Place in the Paradise Art Gallery (June 4 - June 24); then at The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Building (GATO) 1100 Simonton Street with the Exhibition called (NATURE CREATIVES) Now through the end of August. WWW.AGPI.US
Our June 20th. 2022 Issue Continues BELOW with one of the many Feature Articles from The City of Key West ( The Lady Conchs Girls Softball Team). Next : Part 3 of 3 Concludes from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "VINTAGE TODAY" "EACH OF THESE 71 RARE PHOTOS HAS A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL". Next Part 3: Photos from ALL 50 States (below :Bald Cypress with Breathing Roots, Cache River State Nature Area at Heron Pond Area : ILLINOIS). Next in this Issue from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "PAPERJAM" Part 3 "INTERESTING NOSTAGIC OLD PHOTOGRAPHS". Next : Article from Monroe County : ART IN PUBLIC PLACES and John David Hawver showing his Contribution. " Next : JAG Gallery & Letty Nowak / Chas Hickey Open a NEW Exhibition from Rick Worth June 2-28. Next : Part 3 from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY" "40 RARELY SEEN POWERFUL & AMAZING HISTORICAL PHOTOS". Next : Part 3 "NATURAL WORLD FULL OF BEAUTY" and Then More from the City of Key West : Raising $30,000 for the Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
Part 3 "Each of These 71 Rare Photos has a Unique Story to Tell" from "Vintage Today"
"CCP Chairman MAOZEDONG on Holiday in Beidahaihe with Family 1954"
Photos from ALL 50 States. We start Part 3 of "NATURES BEAUTY"
( ILLINOIS) Below :Bald Cypress with Breathing Roots in the Cache River State National Area /Heron Pond Area , Illinois
Part 3 "Interesting Nostalgic Old Photographs" From Paper Jam. "Amphibious Bicycle"
One of the Many Features from Kristen Livengood and Monroe County is ART IN PUBLIC PLACES and Artisan John David Hawver in Islamorada and then Rick Worth's Exhibition at Letty Nowak's JAG GALLERY
Part 2 from "Rare History" "40 Rarely Seen Powerful & Amazing Historical Photos" : "Franklin Roosevelt Speaks with Harry Hopkins & Vyacheslav Molotov at Yalta
Part 3 "Natural World Full of Beauty" : Cell Tower after Snowfall
One of the Many Features from Alyson Crean and The City of Key West Featured below $30,000 Raised for the NICKLAUS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
We Continue with Features that are in this June 20th Issue : Nance Frank Owner of Gallery on Greene has one of the Largest Year Round Artisans of ANY Gallery ANYWHERE. Nance sent over Two Flyers on REYNERIO TAMAYO and LINDA REIKE (Appearing In One of her sections below) Immediately Below is from Tamayo "Pilar Submarine" 24 X 36 Acrylic on Canvas then from Linda Reike "Humidor /Treasure Chest " 25 X 12 X 13 Acrylic on Antique Wood Chest. Next in this June 20th. Issue : One of the Many Featured Articles from Alyson Crean and the City of Key West Featuring The Boys HS Baseball Team. Dr. John "Jack" Norris & The Many Videos he Has graciously made to Educate / Update us on Covid + an Encore Feature from him ( The Anniversary of His Opinions on a Controversial Medical Topic in the American Medical Association - JAMA). Next : Keys Last Stand and the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, . Next Many Features from Monroe County Including "FIREWORKS". Williams Hall has many ALL-Star Extensive Gourmet Classes in July, and then the Reef Relief 2022 Luau
We Continue with Our Beginning TEASE PHOTOS for Some of the Features in this June 20th. Issue : Many Sections from the Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery The Rolling Stones, JOHN LENNON (GOLD RECORD from INSTANT KARMA), ANDY WARHOL POSTER on MICKEY MOUSE, AEROSMITH SIGNED ALBUM, THE BEATLES SIGNED ALBUM, ALICE COOPER ZAZOO OWNER DON ORIOLO and a few NEW FELIX THE CAT PAINTINGS, LED ZEPPELIN CONCERT POSTER, and Lots of MARILYN MONROE Merchandise.Next Up :The TDC (Tourist Development Council) has their June On-Line "Keys Traveler" Published and we have 8 Links to just a few of the Hundreds of Items In The "Keys Traveler" and their website (Below : The Underwater Music Festival - Divers and Snorkelers Can promote Reef Protection & Explore the Continental U.S. Only Living Coral Barrier Reef during a One of a Kind Underwater Concert : The 38th. Annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key Reef; an area off the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Approximately 6 Miles South of Big Pine Key on July 9). Next Up : Sarah and Mark from Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography are one of the Hosts for the Next "WALK ON WHITE" Always the 3rd. Thursday of the Month ( July 21). Next Michael and Jenn Owners of Stone Soup Gallery and also WALK ON WHITE Hosts ; A few of their Year Round Featured Artists J.H. Allen, Neva Townsend, Bill Hartman, & Sandy Trupcevic-West. Next : One of the Largest Peter Max Collections is right here in Key West at The Key West Gallery and their website (601 Duval St.) WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM . Next : 2 Sections from the KEYS FKSPCA Featuring 12 Adorable Adoptees : Below: Rex a 4YO Male Pit Bull and Dargo a 5YO Male Domestic Shorthair.
More Zazoo Sections (Below : A Gold Record Presented to Apple Records for selling 1 Million Copies of John Lennon's "Instant Karma" and then an Andy Warhol Autographed Poster. The MCSO Opens their Animal Farm the 2nd. and 4th. Sundays from 1-3pm ( Next Two Sundays June 26 & July 10). WWW.TSKW.ORG has ALL 3 FLOORS for their Annual "SUMMER MANGO MADNESS" + "Glow Hours" on their Hugh's View Rooftop. The Waterfront Playhouse Presents "Youth Theatre" Disney's "FROZEN" Live on Stage. The Key West Art & Historical Society (WWW.KWAHS.ORG) Tour of their Venues.
Our Next Issue will have a LEAD FEATURE from Amanda Johnson. Due to Space Constraints We had to push Back this Feature Article. Of course If you want to see Amanda's Latest E-Mail Campaign with Access to many new works; Click link https://mailchi.mp/amandajohnsonfineart/may-15-2022?e=03b46d48b2. In this June 20th. Issue is the 2022 "ART GARDEN" from the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Also Pushed Back to the Next Issue are Two of our EXECUTIVE CONTRIBUTING EDITORS: ROBERTA DePIERO AND BILL AND LINDA KLIPP. They have Frequent Photographic Exhibitions on their Facebook Pages and share with our 7880 Readers Their Photographic Features. Poet Laureate Conroy Flower.
Karen Wray from Collections Gallery sends regards & Reminds Us that the Next Stock Island " Art Stroll" is Sat. July 9 11am-5p ( Always 2nd Sat. of the Month). An Extensive Tour of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory : WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM + Their Webcam Streaming 24/7. Another 2 items from Zazoo Memorabilia Art Gallery in their 4 Sections in this June 20, 2022 issue is a Rare Limited Edition of the RAT PACK'S Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Peter Lawford & Sammy Davis & Autographed PINK FLOYD Poster. AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays 11am to 2pm.
Next : Much going on at The South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Next : Even if you are not an Automotive History Fan; you'll still enjoy these 8 to 14 Minute Video Episodes with Episode 37 Just Released "THE GREAT BROUGHAM EPOCH" , "STRANGE-WEIRD & OBSCURE CAR MEET", Episode 35 "THE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR CRAZE", Episode 31 " A FAILURE CALLED EDSEL" Episode 29 PARTS 1 AND 2 "A STRUGGLE CALLED CADILLAC" and 'IS YOUR CAR TRULY AMERICAN-EUROPEN-ASIAN". Also in this June 20th. Issue : MOTE and a Grant to Treat Sea Turtles. Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store Presents in June : EMMA STARR AKA "EMJAY" and her "IMBUES" Exhibition. "Art in Public Places" Below from Sally Binard. Helen Harrison Gallery this week just started to display 2 New Jewelry Designers : Christina Brampti and Samuel Coraux.
An Extremely Sincere Thank You from this Magazine and the THOUSANDS that have Expressed to me : How Publix in ALL their Stores were able to Organize the MASSIVE ROLLOUT of the COVID-19 VACCINES. Certainly a Monumental Challenge that was so (& Still Is) SUCCESSFUL . Here in Key West Publix GM Kevin Piper Sr. and Staffs were BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
Amazing Photos that a friend Bob sent me. We are calling this Part 2 of 2 for this Photographic Feature "Love and Compassion"
UP NEXT : Zazoo Memorabilia Art Gallery and NEW Ronnie Wood Paintings of the Rolling Stones and The 2022 Summer TSKW Mango Madness But First The 2nd Annual Summer Show from The Art Guild of the Purple Isles
The Art Guild of the Purple Isles 2nd. Annual Summer Show at the Our Place in Paradise Art Gallery in Tavernier 88711 Overseas Hwy. 305-916-5828
June 4-June 24
WWW.AGPI.US Main Contact Laurie Richardson LaurieLeeR@Live.com
Up Shortly in this Issue will be the rest of ALL the works in the Show in 5 More Sections. To see a Video of ALL the works hit the You-Tube Link Below. Plus Up Shortly; an Announcement about the ART GUILD OF THE PURPLE ISLES SUMMER EXHITION AT GATO ( The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Building)
MONROE COUNTY RECOGNIZES SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROTECT THE COMMUNITY
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners and Monroe County Fire Rescue Chief Steve Hudson recognized Sheriff Rick Ramsay for his partnership over the past few years in helping to keep the community safe. In addition to Trauma Star, Hudson thanked him for allowing Monroe County Fire Rescue to share space at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Substation on Cudjoe Key before the new building was operational.
“His hospitality allowed us to serve Lower Keys residents with emergency services without missing a beat,” said Hudson. “We appreciate having a great partnership with him and all of his MCSO staff. Our collaboration helps keep the community safe and provides the quickest available services to our community members in an emergency.”
Up Shortly a Few More Feature Announcements from Kristen Livengood and Monroe County
729 FLEMING STREET
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, 33040
The month of July has new & exciting culinary events to offer at Williams Hall! We are excited to present new dinners with Chef Martha & Chef Abigail Houff, Summertime wine tastings at The Roost with local sommelier Daniel McCurdy, and last but not least - we welcome new Guest Chef Sofia Artola to The Table for two festive dinners!
UNITY TABLE CHEF'S DINNER:
AN INDIAN FEAST WITH GUEST CHEF SOFIA ARTOLA
(PAST) Monday, June 6, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us at Unity Table as we welcome Guest Chef Sofia Artola from Shakti Yoga and Mayanjali Cafe. Sofia has lived in Key West for 35 years. Her passions have carried her to open a yoga studio (Shakti Yoga) and a healthy organic cafe (Mayanjali Cafe), combining the connection to the body through movement as well as nurturing, healthy, and delicious food. Through her travels to India, Thailand, Bali, and many other places, she has studied the art of cooking and loves sharing her delicious creations with her community. Join us for her 4-course Indian Feast creation that will energize your taste buds.
1st Course: Tarka Dal. Lentil Soup with Indian Spices
2nd Course: Indian Cucumber Salad
3rd Course: Masala Shrimp with Spiced Beets and Raita
Join local sommelier, Daniel McCurdy, for an educational wine experience and food pairing at The Roost from 2-4 pm. We will be tasting through wines perfect for backyard barbecues and picnics at the park followed by bites from Chef Martha.
We will list 2 Events at a Time through out this Issue. Please go to their website to see so many different Events
Musician and Artist Ronnie Wood celebrates
his 75th birthday today (June 1st).
We celebrate his birthday by sharing a selection
of his fine art piece available for purchase.
Fine Artist Ronnie Wood received formal art training at the Ealing College of Art and has continued painting, drawing and printmaking for over 35 years. His subjects range from self-portraits, to musicians, to family and close friends (including The Rolling Stones, as a group and individually), also documenting his world tours and recording sessions in vibrant portraits.
Ronnie's fine art limited editions are highly sought after by
More Sections from ZAZOO MEMORABILIA ART GALLERY UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE
Creative Image Provided by Nicholas Bergery (2022)
‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ Nicholas Bergery 2022
“30 x 40” Print on Stretched Canvas
Original Photography and Digital Collage
Limited Edition 1/25 Artist Proof
The new artwork title was inspired by Heironymus Bosch.
It was created and produced with my Original Photography archived over a decade and from my photo based Collage artwork. I started with Panoramas of the Fairchild Garden in Miami as a background, with palm trees, sky clouds and pond, and which included a few of Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in the park.
I added my tropical flora and fauna, botanicals, colorful exotic flowers and orchids, plants and trees, a flower cross, pineapple and banana plants and a basket of Mangos from my tree. I included parrots, egret, woodpecker, iguanas, snake, crocodile, spiders, scorpion, insects. butterflies, moth, firefly, dragon fly, turtle, bull frog, rooster. I also added figurines of Jesus, Buddha (with mask), Faeries, Mermaids, Dragon, King of the sea, And Covid icons, world peace Tibetan sand painting mandala, And my own photo mandalas, including a butterfly peace mandala dedicated to Ukraine, and a photo of Captain Jack Sparrow impersonator and wench, a nod to Pirate Johnny Depp.
1) "THE SUNSHINE COLLECTORS I" by NELLIE APPLEBY
2) "EMILY BERGS BIOGRAPHY GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATED POSTER by KEVIN ASSAM 11 X14
3)"RAINBOW SHARKS IN TURBULENT SEAS" by DUNBAR Acrylic 28 X 28
4)"BOTTLE UP" by JILL BENADO Photograph 16 X 20
5) "MANGO SKY" by REBECCA BENNETT Oil on Canvas 42 X 26
5 More Works from the 2022 SUMMER MANGO MADNESS Up Shortly in This Issue and then 25 more Works of Art in the Next Issue. Of course you can go to the Studios of Key West Website to see ALL the Works of Art NOW HIT LINK DIRECTLY BELOW. Important Note : JOHNNY WHITE Owner of WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Took ALL the Photographs of the Art in The Exhibition for their website.
The City of Key West will be resurfacing the playground at the Truman Waterfront Park. The playground will be closed from June 24th to June 30th.
However, the splash pad will remain open for use during this time.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but the kids will love the nice new flexi-pave!
Two families who tragically lost their sons were commended by the City Commission this week for joining together and raising $30,000 to donate to the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Heart Institute.
Harrison Axel Esquinaldo was born on May 18, 2016 and passed away when he was 11 days old due to complex congenital heart defects. Max Thomas Scanlon passed away at his birth on October 10, 2019, due to heart defects.
The families came up with a way to honor their sons and to help other families who are also facing this unthinkable tragedy.
In April Max’s Angels and Esky Rods hosted the second annual Reelin’ for The Cause' Kids' Fishing Tournament at the Edward B. Knight White Street Pier. With the help of civic organizations and the community, they were able to raise the donation for the heart institute.
The family noted that they just couldn’t do it without the incredible support from the community.
Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission commended the Key West Lady Conchs Girls Softball Team for their outstanding season.
The team won the regional championship on May 20th and became the first ever Key West High School softball team to advance to the State Championship Series.
Coach Jason Garcia, Assistant Coach Erik Snow, and the team accepted the commendation.
"They say it takes a village to raise a kid," said Coach Garcia, "Well, it takes a community to have a quality softball team. I said here last year that we'd go to the state championships, and we look forward to doing it again next year."
City Attorney Shawn Smith, whose daughter is on the team, reiterated Coach Garcia's statement. He noted that this same group of young women has appeared annually in front of the commission, earning kudos for their softball accomplishments as they grew from the eight and under league to where they are today.
The commendation also recognized the team's leadership. "Coach Jason Garcia, assistant coach Erik Snow and pitching coach Jewls Castillo continue to do an outstanding job with the development of contenders and athletes," reads the commendation.
Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission commended the Key West High School Baseball Team for their outstanding season.
The 2022 baseball program for Key West High School won the 4A District 16 Championship on May 5th, 2022. The Conchs baseball program earned their #1 seed in the regional playoffs by commanding a spectacular 23 and 7 record for the season.
"The baseball team and coaches have shown," reads the commendation, "that through tenacity and perseverance, the spirit of 'Conch Ball' remains intact.
"Coach Ralph Henriquez and son Ralph Henriquez Jr. continue to add to the legacy of performance," it continues, "Coach Henriquez collected over 350 wins in his Key West High coaching career."
The team thanked the commission and the Key West community for their support
Join local sommelier, Daniel McCurdy, for an educational wine experience and food pairing at The Roost from 2-4 pm. We will be tasting through wines that pair best with Thai/Asian cuisines, followed by food curated by Chef Martha.