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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends January 14, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
January 14, 2019

CoffeeMill Dance Studio welcomes instructor Marissa Ajamian. Photo by Robb McCormick
Coffee Mill Dance Studio Expands Venues, Classes & Events

Full Moon Kayak Excursions by The Florida Keys Wildlife Society (Formerly Called FAVOR)

Annual Wounded Warrior Veterans Ride / Project
Woman's March on Duval  Sat. Jan. 19 1-4P

A Packed House at GingerBread Square Gallery for Michael Palmer

Every Sunday Jazz Found at Primary Market Cities Known for Jazz at Kate Miano's The Garden's Hotels. Photos from Recent 5 Piece Ensemble & Upcoming Cabaret & Jazz Schedule

2019 Florida Keys Seafood Festival Jan 19 & 20 at Bayview Park

The TDC (Tourist Development Council ) of The Florida Keys Publishes the Extremely Well Done Monthly On-Line Magazine "Keys Traveler". Above is the Annual Top-Ranked "KW Half-Marathon" Jan. 20. More Info. on this, their Monthly Video, Many Events, & Much More in the Weekly Section Below. 

Pictured here is the Zeppelin Hindenburg as it floats past the Empire State Building over Manhattan on August 8, 1936. At the time, the German airship was heading to Lakehurst, New Jersey, from Germany. It was on May 6, 1937, when the Hindenburg exploded, creating a spectacular fireball in the sky above Lakehurst. It was 7:25 p.m. local time when the Hindenburg caught fire, the flames spread first consuming cells 1 to 9, then the rear. It was completely engulfed then imploded. There were 97 people on board and 35 fatalities, 13 were passengers, 22 crewmen, and there was also a worker on the ground who was killed, raising the final death toll to 36 people.
Part 21 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"

On the Street Where You Live by Helen Kordon Acrylic

Morning Has Broken by Rachel Feinberg  Oil
 Part 4 from the Winter's Members Show at the Key West Art Center on Front Street. 

The First Tennessee Williams Celebration of the 2019 Season with Plenty of Additional TW Events Planned in the next 4 Months. Above at the Tennessee Williams Museum.

So Many Events at TSKW (The Studios of Key West)

So Many Classes at TSKW 

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow.  

Deer Couple by Luis Sottil
Human Triumph by Luis Sottil
Crying Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Homenajes (Homage) Alvar Sunol

 The Key West Gallery has so many Great Artists. This Past Weekend a New Artist to the Gallery : Luis Sottil Gave In-Gallery Demonstrations. The January 21st. Issue will have more from Luis & about 8 of their 30+ Artists that Hang Year Round

Books and Books / The KW Library Presents / KWLS / Friends of the KW Library have Many Literary Events in January & Feb. ; Please go to the Books and Books Section in the TSKW Section to See Their Events.

"SouthernMost House" CJ Groth

Pam Hobbs

Pt. 8 The Artists of Guild Hall

This Issue Contains Part 5 of the Winter
Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky" Below "Waves" by Rosanne Potter Acrylic on Canvas
"Clear Skies" by Lucy Paige  Acrylic /Collage on Wood Panel

Our New Look The Studios of Key West  (TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes & New Resident Artists + Their Latest E-Mail Link Featuring Events / Exhibitions & Classes + Pt. 5 of their Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"

 TSKW" 1/3-31 January Exhibitions : (L-R) "Objects and Images from O" Sanger Gallery, "Glimpses Inside Personal Space" by Rhonda Bristol  XOJ Gallery, "Dual Visions" by Larry Blackburn  Zabor Lobby Gallery Not Shown, "Portraits in Oil" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery

Kim Gordon's Annual Cabaret Show "Music with Heart" Jan. 18

Rumors :A Fleetwood Mac Tribute 1/20

The Key West Theater Bringing Primary Market Entertainment to Key West : An Amazing Job ( More Below)

(L) Many TW Events Inc. Poetry & Short Story Contests (Above) One of the Many Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW : Lomazov / Rackers Piano Duo
 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Link to Hundreds of Local News Features and Photos/Videos

Chaz Bowers : Organ 1/13
Timothy Chooi : Violin 
Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West WWW.KEYWESTIMPROMPTU.ORG 2019 Season Begins January 13. As usual a Great Line Up performing in an Amazing Place : St. Paul's Church.

The KWAHS (Key West Arts and Historical Society) Opens 4 New Exhibitions at the Custom House.  Info. in the 3 KWAHS Sections we have in this Jan. 14th. Issue

(OIRF) The Old Island Restoration Foundation starts their 2019 Home Tour Season this Jan 18 & 19 (More Below)

This and Most of the Upcoming Issues will have Photos of Just a few of the Hundreds of Weekly Activities that Sheriff Ramsay and his Troops are Involved In.

The Paradise Big Band of Key West Jan 27th. at TWT

Let's Roll by Gabrielle Wilson

Dog Starr by David Scott Meier

Raku Vessel by Marc Hacker

The January Exhibition at Fran Decker's Frangipani Gallery "Roaming the Streets of Key West"

Photo by Alyson Crean
The City of KW Honors IT Tech & Internet Guru Dorothy Todd Retiring After 14 Years
Special Events Scheduled on Jan. 25, 26 & 27 at Various Venues in Celebration of William Welch


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7965  Weekly.  In this Issue January 14, 2019 : Coffee Mill Dance Studio, Full Moon Kayak Excursions, Wounded Warrior Veterans Ride / Project,  Woman's March 1/19, Packed GingerBread Square Gallery for Michael Palmer Reception, Sunday Jazz in the Gardens at The Gardens Hotel, 2019 Fla. Keys Seafood Festival 1/19 & 20 at Bayview Park; also at Bayview Park every Thurs. "Green Market" & Next "Artisan Market" at Higgs Beach 2/10, TDC's WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM "Keys Traveler", Pt. 21 "Groovy History's" : "A Look back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs, Pt. 4 Key West Art Center's Members Show, First Tennessee Williams Celebration of Many in 2019 (Photos Next Week), Many Events-Classes-Exhibitions at KWAHS & TSKW, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, WWW.EQFL.ORG , WWW.KWLS.ORG ,

WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , Key West Gallery Hosts Luis Sottil , 
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Many "Books and Books" Events in January and February, Pt. 8 Artists of Guild Hall, Pt.5 TSKW Members Show : "Look Upwards to the Sky", Key West Theater Presents Many Show Inc. Kim Gordon's "Music with Heart" 1/18 & "Rumors" Tribute to Fleetwood Mac 1/20, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM has Hundreds of Local News Features/Photos and Videos, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW Opens the 2019 Season 1/13 with Organist Chaz Bowers and 1/27 with Timothy Chooi (Violin), Next WKBG  Mixer 2/13 Viva Salon-Next Luncheon 2/14, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events, KWAHS Opens 4 Exhibitions this Year starting on 1/18 "KW -Bahamas Connection", OIRF starts Season on 1/18 & 19 Home Tours, MCSO Helping Out So Many, The City of Key West Honors Dorothy Todd, William Welch Remembered with Many Events Planned 1/25 - 27,
Paradise Big Band of Key West 1/27, Frangipani Gallery's New Exhibition Featuring Gabrielle Wilson / David Scott Meier & Marc Hacker, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" Tues.,

"Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's OverSeas Railway", "Visions of Cuba" Opens 2/1 at The Fla. Keys Council of the Arts at Gator; Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez, "Porgy & Bess" 1/19 at South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, 
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG  , Tablet & SmartPhone Classes at KW Library, Kelly McGillis Classic 1/22-29 ( Women's Football) + Kelly's Special Event with Monologues, Carol Tedesco "Coins Recovered from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha" 1/24 at Custom House, "I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard" 1/23-2/2 XP Theater Featuring Bob Bowersox & Melody G. Moore, Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9 Red Barn, "A Doll's House Pt. 2" at WF 1/22-2/9, & Fringe Many Events that we List, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM , Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction 2/13, Harrison Gallery, Gallery on Greene, Cocco & Salem Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery, Lucky Street Gallery, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 

Reef Relief-MOTE-Sanc. Friends Found. of the Florida Keys-Keys Wildlife Society-FWC-KW Wildlife Ctr., Marc House Plant Store, 
 WWW.KEYWESTWELLNESSCENTER.COM ,  Key West Garden Club, KW Orchid Society, "Preserve Island Life", Last Stand : Protecting the Keys, Keys Community Concert Band 1/19 at Founders Park in Islamorada, Karen Wray's "Collections Gallery", Salt Island Provisions Gallery "The Feminine Magique : Woman's Work", United Way of the Fla. Keys, Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe Co., FKCC, LKMC, Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, WWW.CFFK.ORG  , "Hamptons Arts & Culture" Section, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , KWAHS "Conch Revival Picnic" 1/22, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , & Much More.


Presents the Michael Palmer Exhibition Up until the Nyla Witmore Reception and exhibition Feb. 4th.

More Michael Palmer at GingerBread Square Gallery Up Shortly

One of the Top Received Permanent Exhibition at the KWAHS Custom House "OverSeas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's OverSeas Railway

(Formerly Called FAVOR)

Full Moon Kayak Excursions

Our most popular fundraising activity is back for 2019! Join us for a relaxing paddle along the mangrove shoreline of No Name Key. Watch the full moon rise as the sun sets. Proceeds benefit the local wildlife through the Florida Keys Wildlife Society. $25 donation includes kayak, gear and experienced guide. Please arrive about 1/2 hour early to ensure a prompt departure. Call/text Captain Bill 305-872-7474 to reserve your spot on the next excursion.  This Feature was edited due to Editing Interface Issues. Click Below for the Complete E-Mailer. 
Fri 1/18 4:30-6:30P, Sun. 2/17 5-7p, M 3/18 6-8p, Wed. 4/17 6:30-8:30p, Thur. 5/16 6:30-8:30p, Fri. 6/14 6:30-8:30p


Kathy Hooper at 

International stars headline
Impromptu Classical Concerts' 2019 season

Some of the biggest names in classical music will shine brightly during the 2019 season of Impromptu Classical Concerts.
From solo organists and violinists, to piano duos, string quartets and more, this stellar season promises to be one of the most successful yet for the concert series, the oldest such showcase in Key West, having been founded in 1972.
Fresh from its highly successful 2018 season, which was a tribute to the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, (a frequent visitor to the Southernmost City,) Impromptu's '19 season gets underway on Jan. 13, with acclaimed organist Chaz Bowers, who will perform to rededicate the magnificent St. Paul's Church organ after 30 years of additions and renovations..
As a classical organist and improvisational artist, Bowers has delighted audiences from his native Western Pennsylvania to the shores of Bermuda with masterful performances of favorites from the canon of great organ literature.
All Impromptu performances take place at 4 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
Tickets cost $20 at the door, on the day of the show, with all students being admitted free of charge. Season tickets are available, as are sponsorship opportunities.
For more information, and ticket orders, visit


The KWAHS (The Key West Art & Historical Society) Updated "OverSeas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's OverSeas Railway". In the Next Few Issues we'll Have Many Photos from this Really Interesting Permanent Exhibition at their Custom House Museum.

In This Issue : Part 1 of 2 ; so Up Next is Part 2 of the Jan. 14th. Issue and then Part 3 in this Issue ; and the Jan. 21st is Part 2. ????????

Part 4 : Key West Art Center Member's Show
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 

Pineapple & Bees by Maggie Ruley  Acrylic
Sail Fish by Thomas Avery Acrylic on Driftwood
Turtle Tag by Fran Decker  Acrylic
Waiting by Carol Rezba  Oil on Canvas
UnderWater Island Time by Margo Ellis Fiber and Beads

More of Part 4 : The Key West Art Center 2018/2019 Winter's Members Exhibition Up Shortly


  Part 21 of Groovy History's " A Look back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"

The Munsters
 was a family sitcom depicting the daily life of a family of monsters. The series was a satire of the wholesome family depictions popular of the time as well as traditional monster movies. Although it ran concurrently with The Addams Family, which was similar in theme, it still achieved higher figures in the Nielsen ratings. Believe it or not, 
The Munsters is coming back! A reboot is currently in the works over at NBC. They have stated they're drawing inspiration from the 1960s classic, but the new series will be embracing the modern age. The Munster family will no longer be living at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the show will follow the gothic family's struggle to fit-in, in hipster Brooklyn
Pictured here are the once popular S&H Green Stamps. They were trading stamps and a part of a rewards system popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s. Customers would receive them at the checkout counter of grocery stores, gas stations, and department stores, and redeem them for products in the catalog.  Green Stamps were one of the first retail loyalty programs and the height of its popularity was during the mid-1960s. After a series of recessions during the 1970s, sales decreased and the value of the rewards declined as well.  Soon it didn't seem worthwhile as it required far more stamps to get anything really worthwhile.
Doctor Who is an iconic series in British pop culture that (thankfully) made its way to the U.S. and has become a massive cult hit here as well. The sci-fi series debuted in the early sixties and follows the misadventures of the time traveling renegade Doctor throughout the galaxy. Pictured here are characters, Ian, Susan, The Doctor, and Barbara in front of the TARDIS at the opening of one of Doctor Who's "lost episodes" from the original series, titled Marco Polo. 
The first run lasted 25-years, then it was revived in 2005. This resurgence brought the attention of the new generation back to the old series from the 1960s. Now both are legendary. How could a show with one main star last this long? Well, the power of regeneration of course. The show has a built-in premise of a rotating the leading man. 
Dance marathons were wildly popular during the Great Depression era, they were like the reality TV of the time. They weren't just about dancing, they were also a way to make money as a spectator's sport. People would fill these dance halls, paying roughly twenty-five cents a pop to watch these cheery couples dance and then slowly fall apart. People would dance until they literally dropped. One tragic dance -a-thon case was that of Homer Morehouse, who danced for 87-hours before collapsing from sheer exhaustion and then died right there on the dance floor. Another awful case took place during a dance marathon in Seattle. A women dedicated 19-days of her life to dancing, only to receive fifth place. She attempted suicide because of it. After that incident, Seattle passed an ordinance banning dance marathons from being held within city limits.

More Groovy History's "A Look back at the 60's and 70's Through Photograph" Up Shortly . The Next Two Parts will have : The Beach Boys, Prayer in School, WW II Fighter Plane & D-Day, Tom JOnes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, & Nasa's Neil Armstrong (The First Man to Land on the Moon and Step on The Moon)


 Sunday Jazz at The Gardens Hotel

The band members are, L to R, 
Mark Rose, saxophones & flute; 
Peter Diamond Ilacqua, vocals & percussion; 
Tim McAlpine, guitar; 
Hal Howland, drums; and 
Bubba Lownotes (Robert Barton), bass.

PART 2 of this Ensemble Group is in The Gardens Hotel Weekly Feature Further Down inc. the next 2 Bands to Perform 

Curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
WWW.KEYSARTS.COM  305-295-4369

Due to Positioning Constraints (Large Amount of Verbiage); We have a Large Amount of Info. on this event at the end of this Issue


Part 5 "Look Upwards to the Sky"  The Winter Member's Show Featuring 140 Works. As we do every Year. We present a Multi-Part / Week Feature on ALL 140 Works. So even when the Exhibition comes
down on 12/27 ; you will be able to see ALL the Works (Through the Past Links I'll Provide)

Vessel Series : Red Sun at Night by Lauren P. McAloon  Raku Ceramics , Steel, Copper & Waxed Thread
To The Beauty of Trees by Deborah J. Moore  Acrylic
Green Parrot by Tom Buckard  Photograph
Rooster Fight by Scott Mawhinney  Acrylic
Perpetual by Debbie Popagain Mannequin

More "Look Upwards to the Sky" Part 5 Up Shortly

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd.

'Porgy and Bess' is a key example of the greatness American Opera has achieved in emerging from the shadow of its European roots. A star studded all-black cast joins the SFSO, presenting a bold mix of modernist classics, ragtime, blues, jazz and spirituals, included, are the great Gershwin standards that reach notably eloquent, heartfelt, and genre-crossing heights. Click  TIK link for Official Ticket Sales.


Sue Harrison was nice enough to start sending the magazine directly MANY of the Hundreds Events / Activities that the Women and Men of the MCSO and their Helper are Involved In.

Next Week : More from Sheriff Ramsay and the MCSO Troops Involved with Great Community Activities Hundreds of times Each week.
Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :



Part 8
 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
This entire Section of Part 8 is from Chuck Hightower

Next Up from The Guild Hall is Abigail White

Just a few of the Features in the Jan. 21st. Issue

The Jan. 21st Issue will have the Photo Gallery from WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM ; It will Feature the Dec 31st "Weiner Wonderland"

Pino Dangelico
The Key West Art Gallery 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339. An Amazing and Diverse UpScale Group of Artists Includes Peter Max, Adam Scott Rote, Pino Dangelico, Bill Mack, Gary Welton, Klevenski, Alfredo Navarro, Alex Butirskiy and his Amazing International Urban Landscapes + So Many Additional Artists. 
The Jan 21st. Issue will Feature 8 of their Artists; including a visit last week from new addition to the Gallery : Luis Sottil


The January 21st. Issue will contain Photos from the Wounded Warrior Veterans Ride / Project

KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito  and Museum Founder & President Dennis Beaver at the First of Many Annual Tennessee Williams Events the next 4 Months. Cori Reminds us that Friday 1/18 Reception at the Custom House for the Opening of one of the 4 Exhibitions this Year "The Bahamas /Key West Connection" will be Exciting and as Usual with Openings for their Exhibitions will be Packed

5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857


We continue with Part 5 of the TSKW Members Show "Look Upwards to the Sky" 

Nancy's Birthday by Caroline Stover-Sickmen Photograph

Starting Over by Matt Pupich  Acrylic
All 3 Floors were used for "Look Upwards to the Sky"  Here were the works on the 3rd. Floor of TSKW

Heaven Bound by Priscilla Coote. Corache with Archival Varnish

Harbor Light by Bill Hartman  WaterColor

There is a Light Up There! by Theo Glorie  Recycled Wood. Editor's Note : Speaking about Recycled & Conservation & Helping Clean the Planet.  I was chatting with Theo a few days ago; and his Cafe "Coffee Plantation" Just received a Special Award for their restaurant being 100% Sensitive to the Ecology of the World (More on this to come).
More Up Shortly in Part 5 from the TSKW Winter's Members Show : "Look Upwards to the Sky"


Allison Rich, Sr. Library Assistant, and Michael Nelson of the Monroe County Public Library Informs us of this Important Presentation
700 Fleming Street, Key West, FL  33040, 305-292-3595
Tablet and Smartphone Classes
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering smartphone and tablet classes for those new devices that you've just received.  Bring your questions and devices! Seating is limited so please call ahead to reserve your spot today, 305-292-3595.  Classes start at 10am.   
Thursday January 17th - Overview of Android devices and Kindle Fire.  Learn how to turn on the WiFi, surf the web, and other basics on your new Android tablet or smartphone.  If you need help setting up your Play store account, please come in before class for assistance.   
Thursday January 24th - Overview of Apple Devices.  Learn how to turn on the WiFi, surf the web, and other basics on your new Apple tablet or smartphone.  If you need help setting up your iTunes account, please come in before class for assistance.
Thursday January 31st - Overview of Android devices and Kindle Fire.  Learn how to turn on the WiFi, surf the web, and other basics on your new Android tablet or smartphone.  If you need help setting up your Play store account, please come in before class for assistance.   


Every Year the One Non Football Related Event during the Entire IWFFA Week is "An Evening of Monologues"

An evening of Monologues  - Kelly McGillis, actress in movies: Top Gun, Witness, The Accused -  will critique and direct original monologues written by women around the world to prepare for a live performance in front of an audience on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  The public is invited to join in the performances. Each monologue should not exceed two minutes and must be submitted to Kelly McGillis no later than January 10, 2019.

 305-296-0440  1102 Duval St.

 The Current Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery "Roaming the Streets of Key West" Featuring Gabrielle Wilson, David Scott Meier & Marc Hacker (Additional Info in their Weekly Section Further Down) 


Fran Decker Writes
A Special Show of William Welch Paintings at Frangipani Gallery Jan 25 + Other Events on Jan. 26 & 27

William Welch, one of Key West's iconic artists passed away in November.  His partner and family will be in Key West for a Celebration of Life at the Gardens Hotel on Jan 26 and the Crooks Second Line on January 27.  Frangipani Gallery will feature some of Bill's paintings with a special reception on Friday January 25, 5-7 PM.  Please join us for a toast to this wonderful friend and exceptional artist.
Key West and Nantucket artist William H. Welch lost his battle with multiple myeloma Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. He was 71. In a rich career spanning more than 35 years, Bill gained international renown for his evocative work drawing from an expressive passion for light and color in the impressionist tradition. Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 1947. He received his bachelor's degree in graphic and fine arts from Ohio University in 1970, and graduate training at Philadelphia College of Art. A dynamic and devoted member of the Key West artist community, he received the Miriam B. Good award from the Anne Mckee Artist Fund in 2014. Bill also spent many years in France, where he honed his technique in Normandy, Brittany and Provence, and developed a strong following with regular shows in Arles and Giverny.  One of Bill's great joys was teaching art students all over the world, particularly in the technique of plein air: painting outdoors in natural light.
His work has been represented in numerous galleries in the U.S. and overseas, including his own William Welch Waterside Studio and Gallery on Easy Street on Nantucket and Frangipani Gallery in Key West.  He is survived by his loving partner, David Fronheiser; his sister, Sherrey Welch, of Venice, Fla.; five nieces and nephews, eight grandnieces and grandnephews; three stepnieces and stepnephews, and a stepgrandnephew. There will be a show of William Welch works at the Frangipani Gallery, 1102 A Duval Street on Friday, January 25 from 5 PM to 7 PM. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 26 at the Gardens Hotel.  Please call the Frangipani Gallery at 305-849-1581 for further information . In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: AH of Monroe County, Inc. (AIDS Help)                                                               
1434 Kennedy Drive, Key West FL 33040  305.296.6196 
Or  Anne McKee Artist Fund
PO Box 2094, Key West FL  33045


Hosted by Women's March Florida : Keys Chapter
1-4pm  Jan. 19

We will gather at the Southernmost Beach at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The 1400 block of Duval. At 2:00pm we begin marching down Duval. We will have a trolley available for those who cant make it the whole way. We are to keep our group as close knit as possible to help make it easier on the officers of the KWPD who are helping us out so much. The March will proceed down the full length of Duval Street and we will end at Mallory Square where the event will conclude. There will be a trolley & train available for those who can not walk the whole way, it can seat up to 110.

This event is about peace and love, social justice, and unity and equality for all. We in no way support or promote harassment of ANY KIND. We are here to show LOVE is stronger than hate! Please, no blatantly anti-trump or anti-republican shirts or signs and no illegal forms of protest. Thank you for helping us create a positive space to March in support of our rights as human beings.

The First of 3 Sections for KWAHS in this Issue

Jan 24 at the Custom House 6-7pm  Carol Tedesco Presents "Coins Recovered from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Click this Facebook Link for additional Info.

Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates local Bahamian culture in upcoming exhibit
Key West Art & Historical Society invites the public to celebrate the island's Bahamian heritage and culture in their upcoming exhibit "The Key West/Bahamas Connection," which opens with a special reception on Friday, January 18 from 6:00pm -7:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum. The exhibit will reveal both the historical and contemporary connections between the two locations, demonstrating how much of Key West's culture and community is deeply rooted in the Bahamas. "The Key West/Bahamas Connection" will run through April 7.  For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her at, or  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

Side-by-side images of Key West Bight (left) and Hope Town, Bahamas (right) from the 1880s reveal the unmistakable connection between each location.  Images courtesy of Monroe County Public Libraries.

2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests call for poets and writers

2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests call for poets and writers
Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit works for the 2019 Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short-story Writing Contests - components of the upcoming Key West Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration. Submission cost is $20.00; deadline is March 1. For complete details, guidelines, prize descriptions, and entry upload link visit For more information on these and other Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events contact Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at or 305-295-6616 extension 114. Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and The Studios of Key West. (Photo Credit: Ida Woodward Barron Collection / Monroe County Public Library)
Including The Conch Revival Picnic Jan. 22


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433

Key West favorite Kim Gordon returns to the Key West Theater on January 18th with a brand-new cabaret that weaves beloved Broadway tunes and favorite standards with fresh, fun cabaret numbers.  
Kim Gordon: Music With Heart
 shakes things up with a unique musical mix that's funny, romantic, swinging and sexy. Proceeds from this rare solo concert and the champagne and dessert after party will benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys to provide help right here in our community. 
Show Details 
Kim Gordon: Music With Heart. 
Key West Theater | 512 Eaton Street | Key West, FL | 33040
January 18th, 2019 - Doors 7:00PM // Show 8:00 PM.   
Online at WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM OR at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St.


Part 8
 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

All of the Paintings below are from Abigail White
"Sailor's Conch House" 
"Blue Moon Conch House"
"Schooners Wharf Bar"
"Consider The Lilies"

"La Te Da"

More Guild Hall Artists Up Shortly.  Here are some of the Guild Hall Artists will are Featuring in Upcoming Weeks :  Ann Irvine, Pam Hobbs, Lynne Fischer, CJ Groth, Sonia Robinson, Mally Weaver, Thomas Avery, Chuck Hightower,Sue Ellen Crowley, Lawrence Halstead, David Hoot, Poochie Myers, Susan Sturtevant, ECG, Armida Averette, Eddie Pulido, Kathy Sage, Abigail White, Bob Slitzan, Teresa Willis, Jordan, Antonio, & Susan O'Neill.  Here is the Link to the Issues so far Dec 3 :
and Dec 10th. , Dec. 17th. , Dec 24 , Dec 31 :
 and Nov. 26th 

Part 21
"A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs" from Groovy History
Many Readers have commented that they are really enjoying this Multi-Part Feature ; here are the Links to the First 19 Parts....
Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link    
Part 2 (  ) was in the Sept 10 Issue . Part 3 was in the Sept 17 Issue
 Part 4 was in Sept. 24
Part 5 Oct. 1
Part 6 Oct 8th
Part 7 Oct. 15
Part 8 Oct. 22 Pt. 1 
Part 9 Oct. 22 Pt. 2
Part 10  OCT 29 2018 
Part 11 Nov. 5th
Part 12 Nov. 12 
Part 13 Nov. 19 NOV. 19, 2018
Part 14 Nov. 26 
Part 15 Dec. 3
Part 16 Dec. 10
 Part 17 Dec 17
Part 18 Dec 24 :
Part 19 Dec 31  
Part 20 Jan. 7 HTTPS://CONTA.CC2/FgKFaM
Pictured here are The Beach Boys in 1965, the same year Salt Lake City was released. 
The Beach Boys became wildly popular because their California surf-inspired sound was so unique. Surf-rock had yet to emerge and the Beach boys quickly became the most influential American band of the sixties. With over eighty songs topping charts worldwide, they remain one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and widely influential bands of all time. 
What many people don't know, is prior to the notorious "Manson murders", Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson became pals with Charles Manson back in 1968. Wilson introduced Manson around and even helped him secure recording sessions for his own album "Lie: The Love Terror Cult". 
The Beach Boys also ended up doing a cover of Manson's song "Cease to Exist" but on their album, it was called "Never Learn Not to Love." It was released in 1969, a year before Manson's album and they didn't give him writing credit for the track on their LP. 
This photograph was taken in a public school back in 1962 during the case for Engel v. Vitale, 370 U.S. 421. The issue was whether prayer in public schools was in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. As we all know now, prayer is no longer apart of daily activities in public schools. Reactions were (and still are) unsurprisingly negative, many school districts and entire states have tried to reestablish some form of school-sponsored prayer. Since the 1990s its tended to revolve around prayer at school-sponsored extracurricular activities. Which you'd think would be okay since they are after school and on a volunteer basis but they were denied. Other attempts have included prayer at graduation ceremonies and prior to high school sports games, all of which were ruled unconstitutional.
Pictured here is the aftermath of a US Fighter Aircraft that had crashed down along the waterfront of Juno Beach sometime after Canadian forces had landed on a Juno Beach D-Day landing zone in Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. It was taken on 6 June 1944.The Normandy landings (termed D-Day) were the operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy in during World War II and was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation marked the beginning of the complete liberation of a German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control. 
Pictured here is Arnold Schwarzenegger with singer Tom Jones back in 1977. Schwarzenegger didn't arrive in the states until 1968. He was barely able to speak English but made a name for himself first, as a professional bodybuilder throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Then he became a highly sought after action star in the 1990s. Finally, Schwarzenegger took up politics and became the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.Sir Thomas John Woodward, better known as Tom Jones, has a career spanning over six decades now. His emergence as a vocalist was in the mid-1960s and followed by a string of top hits, regular touring, and live appearances in Las Vegas. In recent years he became a coach on the BBC show The Voice UK. He's still releasing albums and making various television appearances. 
 More of  Part 21 Groovy History's " A Look Back at the 60's and 70's Through Photographs" Up Shortly 

Part 4
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 
On the Street Where You Live by Helen Kordon  Acrylic

Untitled#3 Cat Bird & Friends by Carrie Disrud  Mixed media

Summer Garden by Jane Gilbert  Acrylic

Egret by Suzane Holt Mixed Media

Going Shrimping by Mally Weaver WaterColor
More Winter Member's Show from the Key West Art Center; Up Shortly

The Paradise Big Band of Key West on Jan. 27th. at the Tennessee Williams Theater

The Paradise Big Band, the Florida Keys' only full-sized jazz orchestra, will give its first concert of the New Year on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 8 PM at the Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center. Tickets, at $25-$35, are available at or at the Tennessee Williams Theater box office, 305-296-1520 The band is directed by Joe Dallas, Jr. The program ranges over much of the history of the music, from Benny Goodman's 1937 classic, "I'm Coming, Virginia" to a pair of contemporary compositions by Larry Smith, the band's pianist. Larry's originals were arranged especially for this concert by the outstanding saxophonist Tim Mayer, making his appearance here for his annual winter visit from his position teaching jazz in Mexico. Since celebrating its twentieth anniversary last year, the band, always popular, has moved its concerts to the main auditorium of the Tennessee Williams theater to accommodate its growing fan base. 
For more information contact: Caron Balkany at 305 849-1073
Many Additional Photos taken from their Facebook Page (Above) will be in our Jan. 21st. Issue Featuring an Amazing Bunch of Extremely Talented Musicians 

Coffee Mill Dance Studio 
CoffeeMill Dance Studio expands class offerings for adults and children: Registration now open. 
CoffeeMill Dance Studio, Key West's premier instructional dance studio for over 35 years, kicks off their Winter/Spring season with a new, expanded class schedule of professional and recreational children's and adult dance and fitness classes at their two state-of-the-art studios-'By the Bay' at 3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2 and 'The Annex' at 804 White Street, their new location that offers two dance spaces. 
"We are accepting new students and have welcoming, no stress, new, drop-in classes available for everyone of all ages, levels, and abilities," says CoffeeMill Director Penny Leto.  
A cultural haven in the dance community, the Coffee Mill offers professional dance and fitness instruction to all ages and skill levels with a wide array of weekly class offerings: Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Lyrical, HipHop, Towards Ballet and Hippity Hop for our tiniest dancers, Musical Theatre, Bellydance, African Dance, Capoeira, Yoga, Zumba®, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Yoga, Jazzercise®, Lambada, Latin Dance, Essentrics, Gymnastics, and new Aerial Yoga classes with Monica Matroci and Pole Fitness classes with Joseph Goodman. They are home to Young Dance Collective (YDC), CoffeeMill's newly-formed non-profit dance company comprised of student dancers ages 8-17 that have already garnered numerous awards at NUVO Dance Competition in Orlando. And CoffeeMill instructors also offer private lessons, dance workshops, choreography services, performance opportunities, and wedding dance instruction.

"The CoffeeMill Dance Studio has been teaching all styles of dance to Key Westers and visitors since 1983 and strives to provide a fun and encouraging learning environment through quality instruction and a varied class schedule," says Leto. "Whether you've been dancing for years, are just starting out, are looking to get back into it, or are just looking for a fun alternative to your normal workout routine, there is a class for you."
Register now or drop in for a class to explore or continue the development of dance in you or your child's world with experienced teachers in a nurturing, supportive, and professional dance studio.  For more information, call the CoffeeMill Dance Studio at 305-296-9982, email, or visitWWW.COFFEEMILL.COM  for a full schedule.  

Jan. 23 - Feb. 2
WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102 
Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore

Presented by TheatreXP and The Studios, Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore. Written by Halley Feiffer / Directed by Carole McCartee. WED-SUN JAN 23-27, 8PM SHOW & WED-SAT JAN 30-FEB 2, 8PM SHOW
$60 Preferred Seating, $44, $35 mbrs. TUE JAN 22 - Special Preview Night (only $25!)
WED JAN 23 - 
Reception to follow opening night. FRI JAN 25 - Talk Back with cast and director

Part 2 Michael Palmer Reception and Exhibition
ALSO WATCH FOR THE FEBRUARY 4TH. RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION FROM NYLA WITMORE (A Few of her Paintings Follow with Many additional Works in the Jan. 21 and Jan 28th Issues)

Two Works from Nyla Witmore

The Michael Palmer Exhibition will be Up All Month and then on Feb. 4th. the Nyla Witmore Reception and the start of her February Exhibition
Part 2 "Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway"

More of the "OverSeas to the Florida Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway" Up Shortly

 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 


Collected Stories by Donald Margulies,  
KW Woman's Club, 
Jan 22-Feb 2 at 7pm.
Lee Roy Reams : 1 Night Only Tropic Cinema March 12. Air Heart On Stage TWT April 9-11 7pm

Save the Date for 2019 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction
The 2019 Anne McKee Annual Fine Art Auction will occur on Wednesday, February 13th.  The auction will take place for the third year at The Studios of Key West.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar.  VIP seating is available for $50.  The auction preview will be from February 7th - 13th at The Studios of Key West.  The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10.000.       
The McKee art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.    Founded by longtime Key West resident and philanthropist, Anne McKee, the non-profit fund has awarded more than $265,000 since 1994.  Tickets are now available at


We Continue with the 
2018 Annual Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"
 WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

Vista II by Jane Gilbert  Acrylic

Above the Pyramids by Diana Heller  Photo

Beachside Island Time by Margo Ellis  Fabric and Beads

Breath in the Light by Sandra Trupcevic-West Mixed Media / Paint Pouring

Keys Sun Dreams by Scott Rickert  Photographs

Part 6 "Look Upward to the Sky" TSKW Member's Show in the Jan. 21st. Issue


Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609

WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504

Local Artist works on Sculpture for the Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational
The Key West Tropical Forest is partnering with The Studios of Key West which is hosting the "Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational". This is a month-long, island-wide celebration that will be held in March, 2019.  It will showcase the creative potential of wood, and by extension, a statement of faith that the intersection of humankind and nature needn't be disastrous, but can result in objects and experiences filled with beauty and meaning. The Studios of Key West, in addition to serving as the hub for the invitational, will host "With the Grain", an exhibition of contemporary wood artists from across the country.


WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 305-396-4944



Marathon Garden Club Meeting, Friday, January 18th at 12:30 pm.
Susan Ley Sends Regards. The monthly meeting of the Marathon Garden Club will take place on Friday, January 18th at 12:30pm at the garden club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM50, Bayside. The program, "Care and Potting of Orchids,"will be presented by orchid expert, Vernon Bloch. He willspeak on the care of orchids and  demonstrate various potting techniques. He will have orchids for sell along with potting supplies and a new fertilizer that he says is a miracle! Guests are always welcome. Call 305-743-4971 for more information or visit
Marathon Garden Club Jamboree and Rummage Sale, January 26th
Saturday, January 26th, the Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM50, Gulf (across from Publix), will hold their annual January Jamboree from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Huge rummage sale, plus over 20 vendors selling plants and orchids, jewelry, pottery and other unique art works. Here is your chance to buy plants grown in the Keys that are specifically geared to our climate and soil conditions. Call 305-743-4971 for more information, or visit


This Link will take you to the Shark Zen

Introducing Shark Zen!

Reef Relief is excited to introduce our new friends at Shark ZenAny purchases made through the following link give Reef Relief 20% of the sale.
Shark Zen helps those that love the ocean style their lives with ocean wildlife. Check out Shark Zen's premium ocean wildlife t-shirts, UV protective performance shirts, art prints, and more.
Here is the Link to the Shark Zen Site


Key West Artisan Market Green & Sustainable Edition January 13

Edited for Space ; Go to their Facebook for additional Information; like all the Vendors and Guest Booths 
Key West Artisan Market: Green & Sustainable edition will be held from January 13 from 10 am to 2 pm at Higgs Beach, 100 Atlantic Blvd. Local artisans include culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, Key West Writers Guild Local Author's Nook,104.9 The X live variety show, beer, wine, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, fresh produce and lots of great food. The focus this week is on best green practices and selecting and buying sustainable products and items made from sustainable sources.
The Key West Artisan Market is a proud supporter of the City of Key West's City of Key West - Preserve Island Life Campaign. This initiative is about promoting the little things we can do to increase our community sustainability and resilience.
Guests are encouraged to go green and ride bikes, take the bus or hop on the trolley which conveniently stops at the Casa Marina. But if you need to drive (to haul away all your goodies), there's ample parking in and around the park and designated ADA spots. Please BYOB&C (bring your own bags and chairs).


Lois Songer sends regards and reminds us that their Two Large Outdoor Events are coming up Early Next Year with more details to follow soon : They are The Annual "Crafts Show" January 26 + 27 and The Annual "Old Island Days Art Festival February 23 + 24. Stay Tuned

 WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339

Adam Scott Rote was back in town a few weeks ago ; and we had in the last few Issues lots of his Art .  The Last Two weeks we Featured Art from Gary Welton and Bill Mack's Recent Visits, and we'll Feature Art from New Gallery Addition Luis Sottil.  In the Middle of Every Issue are Past Blast Links; Click the last 6 or so ; for their works..
. To see a sampling of Adam Scott Rote, Luis Sottil, Gary Welton & Bill Mack  Projects & New Paintings visit The Key West Gallery; and view them anytime at home WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 

Here is the Link to the Adam Scott Rote Page and then below that ;some of the Art that is Available through The Key West Gallery

Just a Few of the Upcoming Schedule of Events

PINO Tribute Event
January 18-24, 2019
at Key West Gallery
Meet Adam Scott Rote
January 25-27, 2019 
Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. 
Adam Rote will paint live in the gallery and unveil his newest series.
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or
at Key West Gallery
Peter Max Artwork Show
February 1- 10, 2019
A newly-curated collection of Peter Max's exquisite paintings will be on display & available for acquisition in a presentation at Key West Gallery.
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or 
at Key West Gallery


 WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They have an amazing wide variety of Plants and Trees.


Part 21 Continues  "Groovy History's"  A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs
Pictured here are Bette Davis and Joan Crawford looking deceivingly happy next to each other on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? These two had an extremely bitter (and sometimes violent) rivalry going between them since before they even met in person. Vying for the spotlight or the same man, pulling publicity stunts to embarrass each other, and even injuring each other while filming together.  Joan Crawford went so far as to sabatoge Bette Davis' third Oscar win. After the nominations were announced, Crawford went around telling people "I always knew Bette would be chosen, and I hope and pray that she wins." 
But Davis called her bluff stating, "She immediately got herself booked on the Oscar show to present the best director award. Then she flew to New York and deliberately campaigned against me. She told people not to vote for me. She also called up the other nominees and told them she would accept their statue if they couldn't show up at the ceremonies. "When it came time to announce the winner it was Anne Bancroft, who wasn't present and just so happen to ask Joan Crawford to accept the award on her behalf. So there Crawford was, on stage accepting an Oscar. Albeit someone elses Oscar, but as long as it wasn't Davis up there, she was happy.
Pictured here is Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station back in 1960. As a NASA research pilot, he was tasked with the first test flight of the X-15 rocket-powered plane (seen above). Armstrong had flown over 200 different aircrafts including jets, rockets, helicopters, and gliders before gaining astronaut status in 1962. After that, he was command pilot for the Gemini 8 mission and was the first to successfully dock two vehicles in space. He was spacecraft commander for Apollo 11 and went from being the first man to land a craft on the moon to being the first man to step on its surface. He then went on to become the Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics, at NASA Headquarters. Which made him responsible for all NASA research and technology work related to aeronautics. 
Lyra Radford is one of the Principle Writers of this "Groovy History" Feature; You will also find the additional Authors from "Groovy History" in the Link Below.

Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".

The Groovy History Link
The Authors from Groovy History Link
Part 22 Next Week (JAN 21st. 2019) "A Look Back at the 60s and 70s through Photographs"

Martha deePoo
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 
More of Part 4 of their Winter Members Show

Fifers Doorway by Richard Matson  Acrylic
I Love SightSeeing by Barbara Bowers  WaterColor
Chapel by Shirley Davis WaterColor
Age of Aquarius by Maggie Ruley  
Banyan House by Ann Marie Anderson 
The Jan 21th. Issue will have Part 5 of the Winter Members Exhibition at the Key West Art Center

WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 


City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Here is also the LINK for their events

January 19:  Super Heroes & Space Wars. Cartoon capers & fright night, Broadway & movie favorites, Beatles & classic rock.  ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, Islamorada

  For more information, please call Susan Bazin Middle School Band Dir. 305-453-1255 X 57380 follow us on facebook or check out our website at


They are just Finishing Up the 37th. Annual KWLS Seminar Series; and as usual not a seat to be found. What a Great Line Up of Events & Speakers

WWW.KWLS.ORG 305-293-9291  717 Love Lane
Literary Walking Tours 10am & 4:30PM Saturdays

KWLS also tells us about some of the Literary Events This Week they are Involved In / Promoting ALL FREE to the Public : Monday Jan. 14th "friends of the KW Library" Season Opener at Old City Hall 510 Greene St. 6-7PM : Madeline Miller An Evening with the #1 NYT Best selling Author "Circe" and "Songs of Achilles"

Tues. Jan. 16 "Writers on Writing" 5:30-8:30PM Featuring the Teaching Faculty of the KWLS Workshop Series Program at The Helmerich Theater in TSKW 533 Eaton St.

Jan. 16th 7-8PM at Books and Books at TSKW (Corner of Simonton and Eaton)  Richard Russo
Inspired by David A. Kaufelt's original literary walking tour, the leisurely stroll through downtown Key West features the former homes and favorite haunts of some of our most well-known writers, including Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Elizabeth Bishop, as well as our lesser-known local talent.

Tours begin at the Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming Street (between Elizabeth and William streets), and last approximately 90 minutes. Cost is $30 per person. (Discounted rates available for current teachers, librarians, and students with valid ID.) Click Link for Additional Info :


 From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer Wed. Feb.13 Viva Salon 5:30-7pm
Next Luncheon Feb 14th. at Marriott Beachside 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.

"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.  


"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(Botton L) Graduates of the FKCC Fall Class of 2018 Nursing Program gather for one last photo in the college board room before commencement. Photo by Pete Arnow 
(Bottom R) Lucy Carleton congratulates Heather Carruthers and her daughter, Clare Fitzsimmons, at the final performance of Nutcracker Key West.  Clare was a blue Angelfish. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Top Left) Robert Knopka who played an Asian Fighting Fish in Nutcracker Key West 2018, congratulates producer Joyce Stahl on a very successful run this year. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top Bottom) Sea Star Fairy Emily Ricca greets the Anglefish during the second act of the Christmas Ballet Nutcracker Key West. Fish played by local children Greta Holtkamp, Giulia Costa, Clare Fitzsimmons, Cali Manchester, Brynnleigh Wolf, Vivennes Denna, and Genesis Rodriquez. Photo by Pete Arnow.




The Jan. 21st. Issue will have about 14 Jpegs of just a few of their Paintings and Photos. Also The Jan. 21st Issue will welcome a new Artist to Zazoo : Allison Lefcort.

James and Jason Tell us "We have just received 5 beautiful originals by artist Allison Lefcort".

Allison Lefcort
" My art has been greatly influenced by the boldness of Andy Warhol and simplicity of Keith Harring. That boldness and simplicity are the keys to unlocking the imagery. The vibrant colors of the background set the tone, as the shapes and shadows bring the portrayal to life. "
You must stop by the Gallery to see First Hand Allison's Work. Also Next Week besides 4 additional Lefcorts; we'll have more Iconic Warner Brothers Cartoon Offerings.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions.  Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)

Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19

 The 4 New Exhibitions at The Custom House during the First Half of 2019 Featured in the Other KWAHS SECTIONs in this Issue ( A Few Features Down & Above); along with Info. on The Conch Revival Picnic and Other Events and Exhibitions


The "Look Upwards to the Sky" members Exhibition Just came down. YOU CAN  GO BACK TO THE COMPLETE SERIES OF OUR ON-LINE COMPANION PIECE TO THEIR EXHIBITION TO SEE ALL THE WORK (Shortly Below is the Section to go Back to Past Blasts : Go Back 4 Issues to see the First 4 Features on "Look Upwards, To The Sky". THIS ISSUE HAS PART 5


Members' Exhibition

Sanger, XOJ, Project & Lobby Galleries

Here are the Latest Artists in Residency at 607 Ashe St. ( Resident Cottages). Click the E-Mail Link Below for detailed info. on the  Artisans

(L) Lynn Benson from Leawood Kansas Visual Artist , (C) Sonya Chung  from NYC Author, (R) Brenda Zlamany from Brooklyn NY Artist

The January Exhibitions (L-R) "Objects and Images from O" Sanger Gallery, "Glimpses Inside Personal Space" by Rhonda Bristol  XOJ Gallery, "Dual Visions" by Larry Blackburn  Zabor Lobby Gallery (Not Shown Here). Below "Portraits in Oil" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery
To Read additional Material on the January First Thursday Click this Link

Children's programs, outreach projects, events and exhibitions - it takes the support of our community to offer the kind of programs you've come to rely on. There's never been a better time to join or renew as a member. Find out about membership levels and benefits by visiting or calling 305-296-0458.

Just 4 of the Many Events at TSKW  : Top L to Bottom R : Susan Werner in Concert  8P as part of the Blue Heaven Concert Series 2/8 , Havana Biennial Art Tour  4/26-4/30, "Dismantling Racism / Yoga & Social Justice 2/9 10a-5p, "Arts & Eats" Cuban Modern 2/24 6:30-10pm

Just a few of the many January February Classes Classes .  Click this FB Link Below for Additional Material

Top L -Bottom R : Diving into the Wreck : Writing About Difficult Subjects with Janice Gary Sat 1/26 1-5p.  Sunday Morning Prose with Rosalind Brackenbury Sundays 1/27 -2/3&10. Home Place as Heart Space by Fiona Morehouse AIR Mon. 1/28 12-3pm.  Intro to Handmade Gemstone Jewelry by Abigail Houff Tues. 1/29 6-9p

The January 21st. Issue will have Part 6 of the TSKW Winter Member's Show "Look Upwards to the Sky"

Emily Berg  Emily@TSKW.ORG 305-320-0208


Literary Reading and Book signing
Spencer Wise & Bethany Ball - Emperor of Shoes & What to do About the Solomons
Emily Berg -
B'Nai Zion Synagogue - 750 United St, Key West, FL 33040
Thursday, January 17th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Spencer Wise and Bethany Ball, two incredible authors will read from and discuss their books, both of which explore the modern day Jewish-American experience. Book signing to follow. This Books and Books event will take place at B'Nai Zion Synagogue - 750 United St, Key West, FL 33040.



Literary Reading and Book signing
Caitlin Kunkel - New Erotica for Feminists
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Saturday, January 19th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Caitlin Kunkel will read from her book New Erotica for Feminists, a book of satirical, spicy vignettes, chock-full of tongue-in-cheek (yet safer for work than the title implies) smut about women in pop culture, literature, dating, and modern parenting.


Meet & Greet and Book signing. Debra Butler - Some Like it Hot. Tuesday, January 29th. 6:00pm - 7:30pm. 305-320-0208.
Debra Butler of Debra Bulter Design Studio in Key West will meet with guests and sign copies of the new book Some Like it Hot, 
which features the work her and other internationally acclaimed interior designers.  Hit DEBRA Link in Green to see additional info. on this Event

Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL


 855-378-6386 (855-3-SUNFUN)
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  
More "Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Highway"

Part 2 in the January 21st. Issue.

Click WOMANKIND Link for the Latest Edition of their very Informative E-Newsletter / Blog


Just a few of the Hundreds of Articles that the Blue Paper Has : KW Literary Seminar announces New Free Seminars to the Public 1/13-16 (Above Geraldine Brooks), MCSO Seeks Help Identifying Suspect, Int. Stars Headlines the 2019 Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW (Above Lomazov / Rackers Piano Duo), Historic KW Cemetery Stroll 1/26 (Above KW Commissioner Clayton Lopez), Writers Invited to Enter Works in TW Poetry & Short Story Contests, Campers Arrested with a Pound of Marijuana, LSD. & Ecstacy + Unity of the Keys Enlightenment Series, Southernmost Fatherhood Initiative Program, Medieval Camp Workshop for Kids, International Stars Headline "Impromptu Classical Concert" Series, Writers Invited to Enter Works in Tennessee Williams Poetry & Short Story Contests, Reef Relief to City "Vote Yes to BAN Chemical Sun Screen",  Cumberland Key Doctor Honored for Charity Work, KW Police Chief Brandenburg Takes Oath of Office, Fla. Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting 12/12, 119th. Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at National Key Deer Refuge, Cruise Ship Crashes into Mallory Square Dock (Video), & 28th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade Set to Dazzle. 


Sunday, January 13, Jazz In The Gardens! Libby York & Friends, 5-7:30 pm
Thursday, January 17, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, January 18, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, January 19, James King, III, 5-7pm
Sunday, January 20Jazz In The Gardens! Terry White & Friends, 5-7:30 pm

Here are a few more photos from the 5 Piece Ensemble that played Last Week Featuring The band members are, L to R, Mark Rose, saxophones & flute; Peter Diamond Ilacqua, vocals & percussion; Tim McAlpine, guitar; Hal Howland, drums; and Bubba Lownotes  
 (Robert Barton), bass.


The January Exhibition "The Feminine Magique :Women's Work" Group Show. The January 21 Issue should have some of the Paintings from this Exhibition. 


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

 Link for Complete E-Mailer on the Coral

Mote-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres with grant announced by NFWF, NOAA and partners

Mote Marine Laboratory opens new exhibit at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is excited to announce the opening of a new offsite exhibit, Coral Reef Exploration, at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. This permanent exhibit features three aquariums, interpretative displays and interactive kiosks, focusing on providing both a beautiful and educational view of the unique coral reef ecosystem of the Florida Keys and the challenges it faces.
On Nov. 30, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Discovery Center, hosted an unveiling of the new exhibit to the delight of invited guests. On Dec. 1, the exhibit opened to the public.
CLICK GREEN LINK for the Complete E-Mailer they sent out and the rest of this Feature.
More MOTE Next Week.

SEA TURTLE NESTINGS PLUS ARTIST RENDERING OF THE PROJECTED NEW AQUARIUM ON THE WEST COAST Here is the Link for the Complete E-Mailer that has these two Features and more Click MOTE3
One of the Latest E-Mailers from MOTE is Out and a few of the Features are Below to read the E-Mailer Click MOTE 40

Kevin Cooper Joins MOTE
Longboat Key Turtle Watch
(Top - Left) Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium President & CEO Dr. Michael P. Crosby is pleased to announce that Kevin Cooper has been selected for the new role of Mote Vice President for Communications & Strategic Initiatives (VP-CSI). Mr. Cooper is currently serving as the President of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and is expected to likely begin his official duties with Mote at some point during the 1st quarter of 2019 following an appropriate transition period at the Chamber. To Read the Entire Feature Click MOTE40

(Top Right) Mote Marine Laboratory staff thanked Longboat Key Turtle Watch (LBKTW) for their generous donation of $9,670 to Mote's sea turtle and education programs during a check presentation on Dec. 7 at Mote on City Island, Sarasota.

Mote staff are exceedingly grateful to LBKTW for nine years of annual donations and for their partnership in conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtles. LBKTW members monitor sea turtle nesting on the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key under the Marine Turtle Permit held by Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program (STCRP), and they conduct education and outreach. Mote's STCRP has monitored sea turtle nesting and coordinated conservation from Longboat Key south through Venice for 37 years. To Read the  Entire Feature Click MOTE 40
The Jan. 21st. Issue Should have a few NEW Features from MOTE; In fact I do have some Features We Received the last few weeks; but due to Time and Space Constraints ; Hopefully Next Week I'll delete a few of above and add a few New Features.

2018 Art Garden
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
So Much Fun going ALL over their Gardens Looking for the Sculptures; They also provide a Map.  "

WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929  6631 Maloney Ave. #F


Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400

 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
Go to their Website and Facebook to see what animals are available for adoption. 


The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #) 

Suzie dePOO

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 

We Continue with Part 5 of the Winters Member Exhibition in the January 21st. Issue


1401 Seminary Street for Amazing Plants, Flowers, & Tree Stock at Great Prices.


WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG


The January 21st. 2019 Issue will have Part 9 : The Artists of Guild Hall

 Click the Jan. 7th. Issue to see some of the Art we Featured from The Guild Hall last week (Part 8). 

Teresa Willis Wall

Chuck Hightower Wall

Here are the Links for the 2017/ 2018 Guild Hall Season and Many Photos of their Artists Work
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2 April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14 and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue


WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291



WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433


(Formerly Called FAVOR)


Frangipani Gallery rings in the new year with new work from David Scott Meier, Gabrielle Wilson and Marc Hacker.  Artists reception was Friday January 4, 6-8 PM as part of the Upper Duval First Friday Art Stroll.  She show will remain up through January.

Roaming the streets of Key West is endlessly entertaining.  The architecture, the decor, the characters all blend together to make Key West what it is.  Every corner has a story unfolding, every porch a vignette, providing never ending subjects for artists.  In addition to the human characters which are so often reflected in the facades of their homes, there are the critters.  Cats are hanging at Hemingway's and on less famous stoops and their friends the roosters have the run of the city.  For those who venture offshore, there is a myriad of sealife dancing beneath the surface.  Gabrielle Wilson's paintings are part realistic and part whimsy and are a reflection of Key West's celebration of life and all its colors. David Scott Meier explores pattern and abstraction in his new collection of paintings.  Persistent themes of tropical flora and stylized avian inhabitants occupy the new oil paintings. Marc Hacker is interested in elegance in form.  His new ceramics explore the purity of simple shapes in stoneware and raku.

Paintings Below : Let's Roll by Gabrielle Wilson           
            Dog Star by David Scott Meier
            Raku Vessel by Marc Hacker


Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.
Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 305-440-059

The Next meeting will be the Key West Library Dec 3rd 11:30pm ; ALL are welcome.....


Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"


Nov. 19th. NOV. 19, 2018
 PT. 1 OCT 22, 2018 
 PT. 2 OCT 22, 2018
September 24 :
September 17 :
To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3


The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email 


WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 305-295-9797 3485 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
Also Here is my Facebook Page :


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 

Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries


Here are the Links to just a few of their hundreds of Photo Galleries
The January 21st. Issue Should have a few of their Galleries



WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081


WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531




Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG 55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288


WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469


WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
   Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.
Kim Gordon's Annual Cabaret Show "Music With Heart" Jan. 18

Jefferson Starship

Hot Tuna 1/22
Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious 1/24


For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7


TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at

  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433



Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Here is the Complete January 2019 Issue Link

Click This Month's TDC Featured Video "Experience Adventures Found ONLY in the Keys
Key West Top Ranked Half Marathon January 20

KW & Loser Keys Four Foodie Events in January

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing




WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9, Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical 2/19-3/16, Meteor Shower 3/23-4/20
WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102
Presented by TheatreXP and The Studios. Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore. Written by Halley Feiffer / Directed by Carole McCartee. WED-SUN JAN 23-27, 8PM SHOW & WED-SAT JAN 30-FEB 2, 8PM SHOW. $60 Preferred Seating, $44, $35 mbrs. TUE JAN 22 - Special Preview Night (only $25!). WED JAN 23 - Reception to follow opening night. FRI JAN 25 - Talk Back with cast and director


check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season.. Click Website Link

 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 


 Click LINK1 For more details


"Hampton's Art & Culture" Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak

New Numbers and E-Mail 
Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019 
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions with Annamarie Giordano at Fort East Martello Museum

Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano, pictured right, in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Her three-hour workshops are held in the Museum's "White Room," a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels; sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, paid in class. For more information, contact Director of Education Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Some materials will be available on site for purchase if needed.

Save the date: Bahamian culture celebrated in this year's January 22 Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters
The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West have teamed up to present a picnic-style Bahamian heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman on Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters. This year's Conch Revival Picnic celebrates the island's Bahamian culture and complements the Society's "The Bahamas/Key West Connection" exhibit at the Custom House Museum opening Friday, January 18.   

 Key West Art & Historical Society invites public to embark on a virtual journey aboard Flagler's Overseas Railway 
A year after Key West Art & Historical Society unveiled a newly renovated "Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway" permanent exhibit at the Custom House Museum, its virtual counterpart is now available to researchers, students, historians, history buffs, and Flagler fans all over the world.  The Society's new online exhibit, "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway Timeline," is a multi-media experience created by Annette Liggett, Brewster Chamberlin, and Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. that details the construction process of the engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West in 1912. Visit to explore the "Eight Wonder of the World," and check back for additional related online features and downloadable curriculum that will be launched over the coming six months. Supported by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island. (Image Courtesy KWAHS)

Key West Art & Historical Society presents "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" exhibit at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the legacy of one of the island's most clever visual artists with "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" in the Bumpus Gallery of the Custom House Museum located at 281 Front Street.  The exhibit runs through February 10, 2019.  The exhibit spotlights the quirky late artist's trademark visual wit and whimsy, featuring work from private Key West collectors, personal photographs, and newspaper clippings about the unique personality widely known for his off-the-wall and humorous creations.  
A self-taught artist, Thomas Ferron Bell began his career at the age of 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, moved to Fire Island Pines, New York when he was 21, later splitting his time and talents between there and Key West, Florida. Bell worked full time as an artist, cultivating his audience and frequently bartering and donating his work to fundraisers in the Key West community.

The Four Upcoming Exhibitions at the KWAHS Custom House

Jan. 18th. "Key West Connection" 6-7:30P
Coastal Trade : Bounty-Booty & Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West 2/22-4/30 at Bumpus Gallery
You Don't Know Dick (Matson) : 4/19-7/7 Bryan Gallery
Wish You Were Here : Postcards from Paradise 5/10-8/11 Bumpus Gallery

by Alyson Crean
Photos by Alyson Crean
The City of Key West last week bid a fond farewell to retiring IT tech and internet guru Dorothy Todd after 14 years of dedicated service. As IT Director Patti McLauchlin noted, Dorothy has been the soothing, all-knowing problem solver at the other end of the phone line when need her the most.
"Dorothy was extremely instrumental with the creation of a new City website," said McLauchlin. "When redesigning the website, Dorothy and I spent countless hours on the layout. It was a seven month process and Dorothy never lost her patience and always had a positive attitude."
"She has been a loyal, dedicated employee to all of us at the City of Key West," said McLauchlin. "Now it is time for Dorothy to enjoy the next chapter in her life!"
Dorothy was honored at the December City Commission meeting, and was joined at the podium by her daughter Christine Todd Young and her granddaughter Caidyn Young.
In the photo: Caidyn Young, Christine Todd Young, Dorothy Todd, City Manager Jim Scholl, and Patti McLauchlin.







WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100 631 Greene St.
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.






The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association (FKCFA) invite locals and visitors to come and enjoy the freshest seafood caught, prepared and served by local fisherman and their families. The event is held at Bayview Park, located at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive, on Saturday, January 19 from 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday January 20 from 11 am to 5 pm.
The savory seafood menu features fresh Fried Fish baskets or platters with slaw and black beans & rice, Fried clams basket, Grilled Spiny Lobster Platters, Sampler Platters with fish, stone crab, conch fritter, conch ceviche, key west pink shrimp and french fries, Stone Crab Claws with key lime mustard sauce, peel and eat Key West Pink Shrimp with cocktail sauce, Smoked Fish Dip with crackers, Creamy Lobster Bisque, Bahamian style Conch Chowder, Conch Ceviche, & Conch Fritters. Hot dogs and hamburgers also will be for sale. Beverages include beer, wine, rumaritas, rum runners, water, and soda. Desserts included Estella's Famous Flan and Natilla, Key Lime Pie and other homemade treats.
Included with the two-day $5 admission to the 14th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival is a fantastic entertainment lineup with a diverse musical variety to suite everyone's tastes. On Saturday, January 19, at 11 am, enjoy the Latin/American stylings of The 3Amigo's followed by the island rhythm band Cayó Ritmo at 1 pm. Billy the Squid and the Sea Cow Drifters takes the stage at 3 pm offering Outlaw Country and rockabilly from Key West's only Honkey Conch band. At 5:45 pm the Cuban dance troupe Key West Comparsa will perform and rounding out the night is classic rock band Haywire playing hits from the 70s to today.
On Sunday, January 20, singer songwriter John Emil drops in from the mainland to offer Delta blues and American roots music on acoustic Hawaiian Lap steel guitar and Dobro. At 1 pm The Happy Dog will take on everything from Marley to the Dead and finally at 3 pm until close, The Beatle Band will offer a musical tribute to the Fab Four with a collection of some of Key West's finest musicians; Tony Baltimore, Hiram Garzaro, Chris Thomas & Jeff Clark.
Again this year, top Key West area chefs and local fishermen will demonstrate recipes using fresh catch and sustainable ingredients, providing inspiration and guidance for how guests can cook with local seafood in their own homes. Participants include Ocean Grill & Bar, Key West Spice Company, Mellow Café & Gastropub, Lost Kitchen Supper Club Key West/Key West Personal Chef and Key West Fisheries. Equipment will be provided by Hogfish Bar & Grill. Scheduled for the top of each hour, seating is limited and first come for these free demonstrations and sampling.
Other activities include more than 75 vendors, boats on display as well as hands on marine activities for the kids from NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Sea Camp, Reef Relief and more along with free bounce houses.
Entry is $5 for both days and offers a chance to win a $250 seafood basket shipped straight to the winner's home. This fundraiser supports sustainable fisheries management programs on both State and Federal levels and scholarships for college bound students from Key Largo to Key West. Kids under 12 are free.
Parking around the park is difficult. Ride a bike, take the bus, uber or a $5 donation per vehicle to the youth at the middle school will get you a parking space.
For more information visit and The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association (FKCFA), an industry association working to provide a sustainable future for the many local fisheries within the Florida Keys at
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