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Sunday, July 14, 2019

2019 Special Summer Edition Issue #2

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
2019 Special Summer Edition Issue #2
July 15, 2019

"Oh Sweet Mango" by Sudee  Mixed Media on Wood Panel

"Koi" by Maggie Ruley  Acrylic

Pt. 2 "Mango Madness" 2019 TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition Featuring 121 Works of Art Using ALL 3 Floor 6/6-7/18.  We'll Feature All 121 Works in a Multi Part / Week Feature; starting with the Special Edition Summer Issue #1 Published a Few Weeks Ago. Must Attend.

HOLD THE PRESSES ; THIS JUST IN. I was Away for the Opening Party of EFFUSION GALLERY 701 Duval. While Walking on The Mall  on Duval this Sat. I walked In. This is a Very Cool 2 &1/2 Story Gallery; with the Top Floor of Special Interest for our Local Creative Artists (More Below)

HOLD THE PRESSES THIS JUST IN : James and Jason has secured a few Iconic Items for Hemingway Days. The Above is from Artist Stephen Holland and is called "Hemingway" ( More Below)

The Long Island Black Artists Association's Current Exhibition and The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends has it.

The College of the Florida Keys Receives $16M from the U.S. Department of Commerce to Construct Upper Keys Center (More Below)

Pt. 1 of our Feature on J. Fulton Gadbois. Above "Bastille Bicentennial 

The City of KW holding Frequent Haz Mat Exercises (More Below)

Beth Eliot of "Be in KW Realty" Donates $1225.00 To Marc House (More Below)

Part 2 : The Photography & Art of Nicholas Bergery

Part 3 Sean Callahan's "Dog Tired Studio"  This Month Featuring Gregory Little and Sean Callahan

Dr. David Vaughan "Saving Distressed Coral Reefs" Lecture 7/14

We say Goodbye to an Art Institution in Key West : Fran Decker & Frangipani Gallery ( More Below)

TDC (Tourist Development Council) and Their Monthly On-Line "Keys Traveler". One of their Features : Hemingway Days to Spotlight Author's KW Legacy July 16- 21

"Moonrise Study" Mixed Media on Masonite
Pt. 1 Tripp Harrison is a Great Artist and The Key West Gallery has him Live during July 19-21

Full Moon Bike Ride in KW Tues. July 16 Starts 6:30P at White Street Pier (More Below)

Skipper Kripitz Says Goodbye until October ; with a few more gigs before leaving

Artist Olga Manosalvas Opening / Reception "The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas" at Custom House July 19 ; Exhibition Runs Through 9/30 (More Below)

Next Appearance from One of Our Favorite Artists : Adam Scott Rote "The Artist to the Stars" July 26-28 at The Key West Gallery.  Do you Believe the Talent that ASR is with Above; this is his usual Mode of Operation.  Linda Grey, Loni Anderson, Tippi Hedren, Angie Dickinson, & Stella Stevens

Pt 3. A New Exhibition Opened at KWAHS Custom House Last Month : "Postcards from Paradise : Wish You Were Here". 

The Mall on Duval ; Extended Hours (More Below)

Zazoo Art and Photographic Gallery Presents Bob Dylan playing with another Iconic Group "The Band" and Jim Morrison (More Below)

Next Two MCSO Animal Farm Opens 7/14 & 7/28 1-3pm

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens has their "Art Gardens" + All Summer Armed Forces Members Honored with FREE Admission. Plus Volunteers Needed : A very Good Gig for us folks that love Gardening and The outdoors. PLUS Native Plant Sale July 20. (More Below)

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos. Plus GREAT Investigative Journalism.


The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. 

Kreg D. Kelley Currently Hanging at Salt Island Provisions Gallery

KWBG (The Key West Business Guild) Next Mixer. More in their Weekly Section in Our Magazine

 One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St. (go to website to see the upcoming events). Above Jordan Fife & Kyla Piscopink

July 19 KWAHS and Tropic Cinema Present a 1/2 Hr. Documentary "Between KW and Cuba" from C. Michael Curry & Raul Villarreal  11:15a & 12:15p (More Below)

Photo by Carol Tedesco
Per Return Visit Requests by Many : Donovan Frankenreiter back at Fort East Martello 7-9p Sat. July 27 as Part of "Music at East Martello"

Sheriff Ramsay Standing with American heroes from Police to Fire to Military. Working together to keep our Country safe!! Proud of them and proud to serve! - in Key Largo, Florida.

One of the Many Features in the Next Special Summer Edition Issue #3 (Going out Last Week of July or First Week of August) : A Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG .  I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1930 - Now.

April and May 2019 : We had a 6 Part / Week Feature Called "Amazing Photographs".  This Issue will have the Links to ALL 6 Features. Our #3 Special Summer Edition Issue Will have a New Photographic Exhibition Feature.



Updated from Special Summer Edition Issue #1 Last Month
 Editor's Note : 
Our Last Regular Season Issue of the 2018 /2019 Season was May 27, 2019. That completed Year 6 of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends with about 240 Issues Published.  As Usual I will do 4 to 6 Special Edition Summer Issues that will be Shorter with Extremely Little Event Info. & Other Materials. This is Issue #2 Special Edition Summer Issue. These Issues will have Mostly Photographic and Art Features.  However as you will see : Still Much going on in the Keys; so Special Summer Issue #1 and this Issue Special Summer Issue #2is not as Abbreviated as the ones to come this Summer. Thanks to the Many Contributing Editors ("Friends") that Greatly Enhance Our Magazine. Thanks for Reading. Ed


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In This Issue : The Second Special Summer Edition Issue of 2019 : July 15, 2019. Grand Opening of Effusion Gallery on 701 Duval St.,  Pt. 2 TSKW "Mango Madness" Exhibition ( We have all 121 Works of Art in 3 Issues) , Long Island Black Artists Exhibition, FKCC Receives $16M, Pt. 1 J. Fulton Gadbois Art Exhibition, The City of KW Holds a HazMat Session + KWPD & MCSO "National Night Out 8/6", "Be in KW Realty" Donates $1225 to Marc House, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , Pt. 2 Nicholas Bergery Photography & Art Feature ( Can be seen in person currently at Effusion Gallery as part of "On the Wall Off the Wall Artist Showcase" Exhibition , Pt 3 Dog Tired Gallery Featuring Sean P. Callahan & Gregory Little, Dr. David Vaughan "Saving Distressed Coral Reefs" Conference 7/14, Frangipani Gallery Says Farewell : Party 8/2 (Sale on Entire Inventory for a few weeks Prior), TDC ( Tourist Council of the Florida Keys) July Link to their "On-Line Blog/Magazine "Keys Traveler", Pt. 1 A Really Good Artist Named Tripp Harrison at The Key West Gallery (7/19-21) & We have Lots of His Art This & Next Issue, WWW.AHMONROE.ORG & WWW.THESMARTRIDE.ORG , "Sailing Down a Mountain : A Costa Rican Adventure" by Ben Harrison, A Message from the Local Chapter of NOW (National Organization of Women)

In This Issue July 15, 2019 Continued  
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories,  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM  , Misha in the Mornings at The Gardens Hotel, WWW.FKCC.EDU , Full Moon Bike Ride 7/16, Skipper Kripitz Takes the Summer Off ( Thanks Skippo for all the Great Music You & Ensembles Give KW), Artist Olga Manosalvas Opening "Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas" at the Custom House 7/19, Adam Scott Rote (Artist to the Stars) at The Key West Gallery 7/26-28, Pt. 3 Postcards from Paradise : Wish You Were Here at The Custom House, The Mall on Duval Extended Hours and More Weeks, Zazoo Art & Photography Presents Bob Dylan-The Band-& Jim Morrison and The Doors PLUS 3 Special Works of Art for Hemingway Days, Next Two MCSO Animal Farm Openings 7/14 & 28, KW Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens Welcoming Volunteers + Native Plant Sale 7/20 + Free Admission for Military + Art Garden, The Key West Theater, Next KWBG Mixer at Hotel 24 North/Republica Bar & Lounge 7/17 & Next Luncheon 8/7 Marriott Beachside, One of the Many Features in the Next Issue is a 750 Car Show from

In This Issue July 15, 2019 Continued :  KW Public Library's & 70 Language Application, Past Blast Links, Marc House, Dance Key West, KWAHS & Tropic Cinema Present "Between KW & Cuba" 7/19, Donavon Frankenreiter at Ft. East Martello 7/27, Sheriff Ramsay is on "Behind the Badge" from the Florida Sheriffs Association, SouthernMost Music Society, Hemingway Days 7/16-21, Kreg D. Kelley at Salt Island Provisions Gallery, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts at Gato for a few more days has "90 Miles to Cuba" & "Tropical Madness" , Ben Wahlund & Laurel Oswald Clark Perform at TSKW 7/13, Bahama Village Music Program, Encore Feature : Deborah J. Moore New Gallery Director at The Key West Art Center, FKSPCA Adoption FREE During July, Q-Magazine, Reef Relief-MOTE, Preserve Island Life, "Playbills" from Roberta DePiero & Peter Arnow, Island House Videos, 80th. Anniversary Video from WaterFront Playhouse,  Community Foundation of the Florida Keys , United Way of the Florida Keys, PLUS A SPECIAL SECTION at the end of the Issue Featuring Many of the Key West Galleries. Thanks Again for Reading & Have an Outstanding Rest of your July, Ed.

Part 2 of Mango Madness Up Next But First

EFFUSION GALLERY 701 Duval St. 305-735-4345

More Effusion Up Shortly

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

 Here's the Exhibition link to their website 
Important Dates to Remember:
Drop off: Friday May 31, 10-4pm & Saturday June 1, 10-4pm
Pick up:  Friday July 19, 10-4pm & Saturday July 20, 10-4pm

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends will show ALL 121 Member's Works; over Three Special Edition Summer Issues.

"West Martello Memory" by Steve Eid  Acrylic on Canvas

"Summertime" by Hans H. Zimpel  Photo on Metallic Paper

"Musical Chair in the Mango Room" by Joanne Sloan Acrylic on Canvas  

"Mango & Her Hot Peppers" by Jill Benado  Photo

"Ships Ahoy" by Jennifer Averette  Photo

"Pineapple the Other Mango" by Fran Decker  Acrylic 

"Petite Key West Landmarks #1" by Dennis Graham  Polymer Clay
Although there is only a few days left to see the 2019 Mango Madness Exhibition; Our Magazine still has a few more issues that will continue to show all 121 Works.. I have 4 more Sections in this Issue showing the Art.  We then continue with the rest of the 121 Works in the 3rd Special Summer Edition Issue

Here is their website Link to their Summer Classes


Part 1 of 2
J.Fulton Gadbois 
Most of his Work here is Oil on Canvas (Except the Two Fantasy Fest Paintings : Prisma Color on Vellum)

"Visitors : Early Days"  Triptych 3 X 6

"Fantasy Fest Parade I"  8 X 10

"Mining Town" 

"Mountain Home"

More J. Fulton Gadbois Up Shortly

Part 1 from Photographer & Artist Nicholas Bergery
My latest Mandala starting from the center is composed of the Sun, Flowers, Trees, Rainbows, Sky and Clouds, Mangos (from my tree), Water Reflections, Hurricane Internet Satellite Imagery, Tree Bark.
Mandalas are like symbols of the psyche and an image of wholeness, a kind of wheel of life symbolic of Man and Nature in harmony, like a Tibetan or American Indian sacred painting.

Above :'Mango Mandala'  Nicholas Bergery, 2017
Photography & Digital Fine Art,     
30" x 30" Archival print on plexiglass 
and mounted on aluminum dibond
Limited Edition Print 1 / 50
Retail $2,500 

Above "Butterfly Mandala" Nicholas Bergery  2015
Photography & Digital Fine Art
Print Stretched on Canvas
Dimensions: 24" x 24"   Edition: 3 / 100 
Retail Price: $600

Part of the arc of my art career and body of work are naturalistic themes that start with original photographs of Key West nature, Flora and Fauna, parrots and butterflies, botanicals, exotic flowers, plants and trees from tropical gardens, 
as well as landscapes, sunsets, cloudscapes,  seascapes, and water reflections with a heavy emphasis on clouds.

"Fairchild Garden"  Series below from original photography and collages, the unique prints are hand colored paintings and drawings created with colored pencils, oil pastels. watercolor paint, color inks and dyes.


More from Nicholas Bergery Up Shortly

at St. Paul's Episcopal Church  401 Duval St. 305-296-5142

Welcome to our newsletter.  We will keep in touch periodically during our summer break to let you know of SCMS developments and plans. Since our final concert in April, we have been busy getting ready for the upcoming season and now have firm dates set as you will see below. We also have some exciting news to share on a number of fronts. Finally, if you have questions or comments, please drop us a line, we'd love to hear from you.  Piano Donation - At the season finale in April, a request was made for contributions towards purchasing a better quality piano, as the instrument in the Historic Rectory is not up to concert standards. Shortly afterwards, a donor came forward to offer a concert quality 5' 7" Model M Steinway! The gift is being made by St. Paul's parishioner and choir member Kathleen Bratton and her husband Brian Wruble. In addition, Kathleen and Brian are also graciously covering the cost of shipment from their home in NJ along with any necessary repairs. The piano is expected to arrive in Key West in about a month and will be located in the parish hall where SCMS concerts will take place this coming season. Our deepest gratitude to this generous benefactor. New Concert Schedule - Mark your calendars, the 2019 - 2020 schedule has been announced. Starting Oct. 1, tickets will be available for all six performances on the SCMS and Eventbrite websites as follows : November 21 * December 19 * January 16 
February 20 * March 19 * April 16
Move to St. Paul's Parish Hall - Due to the on-going renovations of the Historic Rectory, we are moving this coming season's SCMS performances to the adjacent parish hall. The new venue will be larger but still maintain the intimate feel of traditional chamber music concerts. The parish hall also offers several advantages: more seating, improved acoustics, better lighting, and greater proximity to the artists. In addition, with the installation of new risers, everyone will enjoy an unobstructed view. And the AC works great!

The Long Island Black Artist Association at the Plainview Library on Long Island, New York.  This Excellent Artist Association puts on Group Shows at Various LI NY Venues.  They have been Generous in sharing their works with us in the past and now.. This Exhibition Just went up so I don't have the Idents yet...Here is a Tease of about 8 Works and will have the other 40 from the Exhibition in the next two Issues with Hopefully Idents.
WWW.LIBARTISTS.COM One of the Main Contacts is Maxine Townsend-Broderick The President

4 More Works Up Shortly ; then the next two Issues will have the remaining 30 Works.

281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Celebrate Hemingway Days with Key West Art & Historical Society's array of cultural events
Fans of the legendary Ernest Hemingway can look forward to an array of cultural offerings presented by Key West Art & Historical Society that take place July 16 - 21 at the Custom House Museum, Key West Old City Hall, and the Tropic Cinema during the annual Hemingway Days celebration. A mini symposium, book signings and readings, a film premier, and museum exhibits dedicated to the iconic writer are part of the week's celebration. 
Tuesday, July 16 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Old City Hall: Key West Hemingway Days Mini-Symposium.  Scholars and writers Brewster Chamberlin, PhD., Kirk Curnutt, and Robert Elder will delight Hemingway aficionados with their presentations.  Tickets are free for members and $5 for non-members. Book signings and a Q & A will follow. 
6:00pm:Chamberlin will discuss Key West during the time Hemingway lived on the island.  6:35pm:Elder will offer accounts from never-before-seen, 99-year-old letters from a young, love-sick Hemingway that he recently unearthed. The letters illuminate his unrequited love for a classmate named Frances Coates, whose name shows up throughout his work.  7:10pm:Curnutt will delve into the backstory of Hemingway's little-known 1932 short story "After the Storm," his first attempt to turn Key West into fiction. Based on the deadly events of the 1919 hurricane that hit the Gulf of Mexico, the story imagines the last moments of the Spanish steamship Valbanera, which disappeared near Rebecca light between the Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas. A stark, existential tale of nature's brutality, "After the Storm" unpacks a great deal of Key West's salvaging and sponging history.
Wednesday, July 17 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Key West Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street: A longtime Hemingway Days tradition, "Voices, Places, Inspirations" spotlights contemporary writers from Key West and around the U.S. Master of Ceremonies Carol Shaughnessy moderates the evening of readings, storytelling, and presentations from  novelists and short story authors Kirk Curnutt, Kristina Neihouse, and Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez and members of the Key West Poetry Guild facilitated by Nance Boylan who will share the poetry of Hemingway. Free.  
Friday, July 19, two screenings at 11:15am and 12:15pm at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street: The film premier of "Between Key West and Cuba" is a story of the two islands, cultures, and people who shaped Hemingway's life and his writing for more than 30 years. Followed by a Q & A with creators C. Michael Curry and Raúl Villarreal. Purchase tickets at
Tuesday, July 16 - Sunday, July 21 from 9:30am - 4:30pm at the Custom House Museum:  Participants of Hemingway Days are invited to the Custom House Museum to view a life-sized bronze sculpture, artifacts, and ephemera from Hemingway's life. To complement the Hemingway exhibit, the Key West Art and HistoricalSociety has a display of 59 original pen-and-ink drawings by world-renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey - all providing a visual narrative to Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea."  Free for members, museum entrance rates apply.  Register now at kwahs.orgor for more information contact Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616, x114. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

Current Exhibition "Pulchra Creature"  (Beautiful Creatures) Exhibition by Kreg D. Kelley July 5 6-8P 

More from Kreg D. Kelley at Salt Island Provisions Gallery Up Shortly


This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting.  Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features. Due to Summer Hiatus I've not been putting the Thumbnail Photos of a few of the Featured Articles

Frangipani Gallery Closing Sale 5-Aug 13

Press Release from Fran
All good things come to an end and Frangipani Gallery will be saying farewell in August.  It's been a great run and Fran is ready for new adventures.  Fran and all the Frangipani artists will be looking for new gallery representation so please contact individual artists if interested.

We will be having a sale on select items in July, including Fran Decker acrylics and prints, Mary O'Shea glass, Sue Handman clothing, Kerry Hoeppner coconuts, Mark Hacker ceramics and more. Sale starts on the First Friday in July the 5th and the farewell party is the First Friday in August the 2nd.  

Sale will be July 5-11 25%, July 12-18 35%, July 19- 25 45%, July 26-Aug 2 50%.  August 3-13 will be a cash and carry sale of furnishings, display cabinets and tables, pedestals, desks, chairs, easels, computers, refrigerators, microwaves and more.  Make me an offer on anything left.

Summer Message from Skipper Kripitz

Hi All. coming up on my time to get outta the endless KW Humidity Festival, till October.  I thank you for all your enthusiastic support, & wish you all well thru Aug./Sept, [& safety thru storms & on the roadways, etc.], hoping to see ya, during  these last two weeks of skippomusik gigs.  I look forward to next season, esp. an original dance/music project I will finally manifest next winter at TSKW.  The first pilot project installment of what I hope to be an ongoing, annual multi-media performance /collaboration of our local artists.  This one is  called "The True Balloonflower & Other Tales".  A return to this kinda project has been gestating for me for decades......since doin live music with dance performances in early /mid -eighties here at TWT & Waterfront. 
   Happy 4th! And sadly, no Hospice Picnic [for the General Admission,  Common People!!, anymore].  Casa is 'not interested in having alot of locals around, anymore' , nor,  are the corporate directors really caring of supporting our community.  Like The TOP of the La Concha, Henry  Flaglers' original Lobby at the Casa, & real pianos, & live, indoor, nightly music at Pier House & La Concha, ....they are all sadly gone.  Whew.
Editors Note : Thanks Skipper for the amazing Yearly work you do for a large amount of Non Profit Organizations. It's Amazing How much you do ; and that is why I try my best to promote you ; and others with the same mind set ; a few : Larry Baeder, Larry Smith, Kate Miano, Christine Cordone, Joe Dallas, Hal Howland, Chris Burchard, Dave Bootle, Dennis Hyland, Joe Tripp...
Here are the Last Few Gigs Before His Hiatus

At the Little Room (821 Duval)  on Monday, July 15th at 8pm, Larry Smith hosts his weekly Jazzjam, with skippo on drums.  Jazzy singers & instrumentalists are all welcome to come play.  And on Wednesday the 17th, at 8pm, Chris Burchard & Co. (with Gary Rivenson on bass, & skippo on drums ), take the Little Room stage with an instrumental trio blend of fusion, great American Songbook, Metheney, & originals.

At Virgilio's, this Tuesday July 16th at 9 pm, the legendary island pop fusion sounds of the [ORIGINAL!] Savage Beets will be featured at with Chris Case (a.k.a. Lord Buckcyrus), originally from Nassau, Bahamas, on guitar, Din Allen (founding member of 'The Survivors'), on bass, and skippo on drums.  Their infectious dance grooves and 3 part harmonies, runs the gamut from classic blues, Santana, Stones, and  Police, to island calypso, soca, and Bob Marley/Gregory Isaacs roots rock reggae. There is nothing like them!!  Catch the original Beets members of this iconic tropical power trio jam band at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear).  Call 296-1075 for more info. 
Helen, Ben & Cole Send Summer Regards and Suggests for a Great Summer Read
One of the Many New Items in the Gallery  "The Catfish that Laid the Golden Frog"


"90 Miles to Cuba" and "Tropical Madness" : 


Here's Martha Resk and (Guest Curator for "90 Miles to Cuba) Alaen Ledesma Fernandez in front of the Magazine's Cover from the April 29th Issue " Moon and the Butterfly" by Esteban Machado
Here is the Second Exhibition Currently Hanging "TROPICAL MADNESS"


"Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Paradise"will run through August 11. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, or email her at, or visit  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

Key West Arts & Historical Society
281 Front St. 305-295-6616


A Talk by Dr. David Vaughan on Saving Distressed Coral Reefs Worldwide by Growing and Planting New Corals.
July 14 3-5 PM Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center  1011 Virginia St.

 David Vaughan , PHD President of Plant a Million Corals LLC ( and Former Top MOTE Executive and Scientist ); Will Discuss His World-Renowned Research on Growing and Planting Corals on Reefs Worldwide. Includes Mimosas, Beer, Soda and Refreshments.
Click Below for Reservations



The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST) 

Support Good Government! Go to, or email for more information on the election

Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET
FTL & World Renown Artist Gregory Little & Sean P. Callahan have their Summer Exhibition "Florida Life" . 

Here are a few Work from Sean P. Callahan

"Playing Cat and Mouse"

"Looking for a Landing"

Here are a Few Works from Gregory Little

"Flamingo Twist"

"In the Garden"

More from Sean P. Callahan and Gregory Little Up Shortly

The #3 Special Summer Issue Edition will have some new works from Mark Yeoman : Using a Special Process. One of the Local Places Mark Hangs is at Mangia-Mangia

WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Mark's Works in the Background

Here is the Menu Link 


ALSO IN THE 3RD Special Summer Edition Issue going out Probably the 1st. Week in August and will have Many Art & Photographic Features. One will be Nance Frank's The Gallery on Greene 
Here are Two of the 16 Works that will be Featured

"Golden Interior" by WB Thompson  50 X 40

"Abstract" by Manuel Mendive 18 X 21 Oil on Canvas 

Dee Dee Green from the City of Key West Tells Us about an Event they Have : Southernmost Bike Ride & Friends of Car -Free KW has Tues. 7/16 Starts at White Street Pier at 6:30PM
Come catch the sunset and howl at the moon with us or at least have fun riding and socializing. All ages and abilities are welcome! Meet us out at White Street Pier and we normally meet at the end of the pier. We start gathering at at 6:30pm and ride out at 7pm Routes are TBA.

Please bring, install, and use as many lights on your bike as possible. Regular bike lights, decorative bike lights, wheel lights, glow sticks, novelty light-up glasses and hats and ties and boas, and anything lights up or glows and is safe to ride with!
If you have any bike-mounted music, you can bring that too. We will have tunes playing from a couple of our bikes. Don't have that stuff? You can still come and ride.

NOTE: Ride at your own risk. No road closures, no escorts, only informal marshaling-a mellow ride with friends you know and some you haven't met yet. We will "take the lane" and own the road at times, but we will also get in single file or pull over to allow backed-up cars to pass, so please follow the marshals and the general vibe of the group.

MORE FROM THE CITY OF KEY WEST with a small feature from Alyson Crean on HazMat Training Up Shortly & KWPD / MCSO "National Night Out"

701 Duval Street 305-735-4345


ALSO In One of the Many Features in the 3rd Special Summer Edition Issue ( Probably Out the Last Week in July or First Week of August) will be a Multi-Part / Week Feature on a 750 Car Show on LI.

 WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG Held on Glen Cove Long Island New York at Morgan Park. Don Figliozzi is the President and can be reached at 516-581-0129
Here is their Calendar of events :

WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 Olivia St. 305-504-7664
FB Link Click BVMPKW

Photo by Ralph DePalma WWW.RWDEPALMA.COM


Deborah J. Moore has been named Gallery Director of the Key West Art Center, effective June 11.  She brings a wealth of experience to the role, both as an artist and manager. She shows her work at three other Key West galleries, as well as at KWAC. Her watercolors have won recognition and awards at various Key West events. In addition, she has worked part-time at both KWAC and other galleries in town, and ran her own Key West business for over 17 years, until 2013.

Painting by Suzie dePoo

"I am happy to be part of this great organization and look forward to working with the board, staff and members of the Key West Art Center. My vision is not only to share the work of our current artists, but to carry on and share the amazing artistic history of this gallery with the community," Ms. Moore said. 

"In Deborah Moore, we have a talented artist in her own right, a gracious and welcoming presence in the gallery, and a knowledgeable manager of retail operations," said Mary Jean Connors, co-president of the KWAC Board with Karen Beauprie. Ms. Beauprie said, "With her long experience as a local Key West artist, Deborah Moore brings a unique vision and passion for the Key West Art Center. We look forward to her sharing her vision and creativity as Gallery Director." 


The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : MANGO MADNESS JUNE 6- JULY 18. Showing ALL 121 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors.  The "Red Dot" Items (Purchased Works) : The New Owners have agreed to leave the Art Up until the end of the Show; allowing for ALL to See.  This is a Must See Exhibition.

"Mango B in the Tree" by Arlene Brush  Acrylic on Canvas
Most of us know that Mango is a Real Bird that Travels around Town on her Shoulder
"Just the Two of Us" by Jimmy Wray  Mixed Media
"White Mango" by Sally Binard  Eathern Ware Clay
"Green Fish" by Helen Rebane  Fused Glass
"First Light" by Claudia Richards  Acrylic on Canvas
"Cognac on the Rock" by Adele Gerbracht  Cement and Amber
"Triple Fire" by Sarah Plaia Davidson  Copper
More Mango Madness Up Shortly

More from J. Fulton Gadbois

"Fantasy Fest on Brown : Fantasy Fest #2  16 X 21

"Castle : Schloss Brennhausen"
"Blumen Lane"

"Cloudy Days" 5 X 5
More from J. Fulton Gadbois in Our Next Issue

More from the Long Island Black Artists Association : Current Exhibition Going on at the Plainview LI NY Library Art Gallery and Auditorium.  This Issue has just a few works. Hopefully the #3 Special Summer Edition Issue will have the Idents for the 30 Additional Works they are featuring and sharing with Us.

The Long Island Black Artists Exhibition from the Plainview LI NY Library Continues in the Next 2 Issues with 30 Additional works of Art.
Thank You LIBAA for Sharing your Works with Our Keys, FTL, Miami, Palm Beach, and Southampton Readers.

We Continue with Nicholas Bergery

Digital Fine Artist / Photographer
Based in Key West, Miami and New York



Two More from Nicholas Bergery Up Shortly


We Continue with Works by Sean P. Callahan and Gregory Little at Dog Tired Studio.
Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 
FTL & World Renown Artist Gregory Little & Sean P. Callahan have their Summer Exhibition "Florida Life".
Sean P. Callahan

"Killer Koi"


"Jump the Iguana"


Gregory Little

"Corner Palm"

Flamingo Fog"

"Coconut Palms"

"Palm Nocturnal"

"Fog Rolling In" 


Thanks Jay , Barbara, Wyland and the Entire Crew at Wyland Gallery of Key West for the Year Round Features. To see the past few Issue Links with many additional Photos ; Click
Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently. Last Week Michael Cheval made one of his Frequent Visits and We have Photos.  His Work is Brilliant (MUST SEE).


Adam Scott Rote "The Artist to the Stars" Makes Frequent Visits. Next
Meet Adam Scott Rote 
July 26-28, 2019
August 16-18, 2019
October 20-23, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339

Next Key West Event at The Key West Gallery
Meet Tripp Harrison
During Hemingway Days
July 19-21, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339

"Scarecrow" 12 X 16 Giclee Canvas

"Remember When" 20 X 29 Oil on Wood

"Island Colors"  7 X 11 WaterColor on Paper

"The Tender"  22.5 X 30 Oil on Handmade Paper

"Attitude Adjustment" 12 X 16 & 24 X 32 Canvas Giclee
More from Tripp Harrison Up Shortly & Then The 3rd Special Summer Edition Issue will have many additional Works from Tripp Harrison. Of Course ; go into The Key West Gallery 601 Duval and see many in person ; as well as go on the websites. Plus He is Town July 19 - 21

MCSO Animal Farm Next Two July 14 & 28 ( Usually the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month 1-3p


WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504

If you have any questions please contact the Florida Keys SPCA at (305) 294-4857 or email Tiffany at   The entire month of July both our KW and Marathon Campuses will waive all adoption fees on all animals for the entire month of July thanks to our Generous Sponsors : Favelli Charitable Foundation, Pirate Radio KW, Friends of Luci, Lisa Cowen Interiors.  Tammy has a Statement about the FKSPCA Animals and Hurricanes. We'll have the complete Statement in the next issue ( It's All Good)


Here are the Links to the First 6 Parts : Part 1 ; April 1st. Issue Link ,  and Part 2 in the April 8th. Issue ,  and Part 3 in April 15
; Part 4 in  
4/22; ( We Skipped April 29th. Issue) , Pt. 5 May 6th., Pt.6 May 13 :


The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : MANGO MADNESS JUNE 6- JULY 18. Showing ALL 121 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors.  

"Ossium" by Ellen Rickert  Pencil
"My Vynee's Mango" by Rhonda Bristol  Acrylic, Crayon, & Paper

"The Gypsy in Me" by Tom Jaris  Ink on Paper

"Mango Moon" by Lauren P McAloon  Smoked Torched Ceramic with Brass, Steel & Gold Leaf

"Bamboozled"  Mixed Media Original Print

"Mood Boom" by Erika Heffernan  Glass

"Goombay Ceviche" by Caroline Stover-Sickmen  Photograph


We Now Continue with Our Feature on the Brilliant Photographer and Artist Nicholas Bergery

"Tropical Garden"  Series below from original photography and collages, the unique prints are hand colored paintings and drawings created with colored pencils, oil pastels. watercolor paint, color inks and dyes.


Recently included in Exhibitions and Art Fairs:

1. Participating in
Represented by
July 18 - 21 | 2019
"Reveal International Contemporary Art Fair" 
Saratoga Springs Center, Saratoga Springs, New York .
2. Participating in ART ASPEN
(where I graduated from high school way back).
Represented by

25-28  July  2019

Aspen Ice Garden

Aspen, Colorado
(Local Key West Artists Showcase)
JULY 5  TO  AUGUST 5, 2019
Effusion Gallery | Key West
701 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040 T. (305) 735-4345
Gallery hours are 10 am - 10 pm every day.
Brandie Sager Gallery Director. Grand Opening was July 5; this is a GREAT Gallery (Featuring Local Artists) and really Compliments the 700 Block.

Thanks for Sharing with us Nicholas

Part 2

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

Kreg D. Kelley Currently has an Exhibition at Salt Island


Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)


Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks


CDD is a Business League currently comprised of businesses from the 500 600 & 700 blocks of Duval Street who are responsible for the marketing of Mall on 
Mall on Duval Pedestrian Mall - EXTENDED HOURS
Mall on Duval, the transformation of the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Duval Street into a Pedestrian Mall on Friday and Saturday nights which debuted on February 15th, continues to be a tremendously successful and well-attended event enjoyed by visitors, guests and locals alike. Mayor of Key West, Teri Johnston, points out that "This weekly event has really brought the community together and has exceeded our expectations of what a pedestrian mall could do for our town. Creating a positive pedestrian experience is just the start of implementing our vision for Duval Street."
Because of the success, the hours have been extended. Now, each Friday and Saturday night, Mall on Duval begins at 2PM instead of 5PM. There will be no vehicular traffic on Duval Street from Fleming Street to Petronia Street beginning at 2PM and ending at Midnight each Friday and Saturday night. Come on out this Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, starting at 2PM.
Bring your kids. Bring your dogs. Bring your guests. "I don't care how you get here, just... get here if you can." Mall on Duval is waiting for you.


Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040


Part 2 of Tripp Harrison's Exhibition at Key West Gallery

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Meet Tripp Harrison
During Hemingway Days
July 19-21, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339
"Blue Water Cove" 14 X 36.5 Lithograph

"Deep Blue" 12 X 16 & 18 X 24 Canvas Giclee

"Cows" 18 X 24 & 24 X32 Giclee

"Harbor Landing"  18 X 24 & 24 X 32 Canvas on Giclee  AND 22 X 30 Lithograph

"Leaving Bimini" 15 X 30 Canvas Giclee  and 10 X 16 Lithograph

About 15 Additional Paintings by Tripp Harrison in Our Next Issue. Once again he will be in the Key West Gallery 
Meet Tripp Harrison
During Hemingway Days
July 19-21, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339

President of NOW in KW Lizzy Hoke Sends Summer Regards and Tells Us.
 West NOW Vice President Christine Thompson to Attend National NOW Conference, "Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now" 
The Key West chapter of National Organization for Women (NOW) is pleased to announce that vice president, Christine Thompson, and her daughter, Palace, will be attending the national NOW conference in Minneapolis, MN this July 19th-21st. Speakers at the conference, "Feminist Agenda Rising: Our Time is Now" will include honoree Lizz Winstead, co-creator and head writer for The Daily Show, Virginia Senator Jennifer McClellan, cosponsor of ERA Ratification in the Virginia senate, Ellie Smeal, president and co-founder of the Feminist Majority, and Professor Sarah Deer, working to end violence against Native American women for more than 25 years. 
Christine is looking forward to representing Key West at this important event. 
"At this pivotal time leading up to the 2020 election cycle, it's critical to support equality and women's rights, and to demand that our elected representatives do the same. The national NOW conference is an enormous opportunity to for our community to reaffirm these values and strengthen a coalition for action," said Lizzy Hoke, Key West NOW president.
NOW is the largest organization of feminist grass-roots activists in the US. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Since its founding 1966, NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism, to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. 
Key West NOW meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Shanna Key and we welcome your presence.


Photos of the Week by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow : During Our Summer Hiatus you'll still be able to See Year Round Photos from Peter Arnow in the Konk Life Publications.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616
On Friday, July 19, Key West Art & Historical Society presents the premier of "Between Key West and Cuba," at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.  The thirty-minute film, a story of the two islands, cultures, and people who shaped Hemingway's life and his writing for more than 30 years, will have two screenings at 11:15am and 12:15pm, followed by a Q & A with creators C. Michael Curry and Raúl Villarreal. Purchase tickets at at the Tropic Cinema. For more information contact Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 x115 or visit  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 
 Surf's up at Fort East Martello: Donavon Frankenreiter concert will be a wave the whole family can drop in on

On Saturday, July 27, pro surfer-turned musician Donavon Frankenreiter will be back to send out his breezy, laid-back vibes and upbeat lyrics in a 7:00pm - 9:00pm performance at historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.  The show is part of Key West Art & Historical Society's "Music at Martello Series," a program established to promote the arts and foster the Fort as a community venue.

Frankenreiter first rocked his chops to the roar of the waves while still a boy living in Southern California and Hawaii, sponsored by the surfing lifestyle brand Billabong. Since then, he's toured with the likes of Jack Johnson, launched a solo singer-songwriter performance career with 11 albums under his surf trunks and is raising a family both on and off the road, typically in locales synonymous with the sea and surfing. His concerts are known for his intimate, "feel-good" music and relaxed atmosphere that at times ramps up for upbeat dancing in front of the stage.  The famed musician with a legendary moustache will perform from nearly ten years of solo hit recordings including his most recent release "The Heart." 
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for the "backyard casual" setup that will include food vendors and cash bar. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 at or $30 at the 6:00pm door opening.  Limited special VIP tickets with cash bar and seating available for $50.  Children under 12 are free. Limited parking is available, bicycling is encouraged.  
Sponsored in part by Pirate Radio WKYZ, First State Bank, Art Of Sound, Great Events, and The Florida Weekly.Advance ticket purchase or for more information, contact Dani Holliday at dholliday@kwahs.orgor 305-295-6616 x 114. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.  


I want to thanks James and Jason; and Owner Don Oriolo for Supplying the Magazine with amazing Photographic and Art Images All Year Round. 

While Walking on the Mall on Duval Sat. Night ; I dropped in on a few Galleries and James Let me know that they secured Three Items for Hemingway Days..

' Hemingway ' 
 © Allison Lefcort
Pop Artist Allison Lefcort captures the legendary  Papa Hemingway in this striking fine art print. Limited edition of 95 prints on canvas. Hand-signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort. Measures approx 30" x 40" gallery wrapped.
Hemingway Days price only $1295.

Hemingway '
© Stephen Holland
Artist Stephen Holland captures the legendary Papa Hemingway in this beautiful collage. Limited edition of 75 prints on canvas. Measures approx 37" x 52" framed.
Hemingway Days price only $2495 framed.
' Papa and Josie ' 
 © CORBIS/ via Getty Images

' Sloppy ' Joe Russell, Key West's best known barkeep and fishing guide to Famous Author Ernest Hemingway, stand next to a Striped Marlin in the 1930's. Known as ' Josie ' to his friends, it was suggested to him by Hemingway to rename his bar ' Sloppy Joe's '. Hemingway called him '  Josie Grunts '  and used him  for the model for Freddy, the owner of Freddy's Bar
 and captain of the Queen Conch in ' To Have or Have Not '.

Presented as a limited edition, fine art print on  archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge.  Handsomely framed - we have available in two print sizes: 
Standard size is approx. 32" x 28" Framed - $695
Deluxe size is approx. 53" x 45"  Framed - $3695 
 Limited edition of only 50 fine art prints available of each size.
Please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at to order your  Hemingway fine art piece(s) today. Best regards, James Curkin
' Forever Young '
Bob Dylan appearing with ' The Band ' at ' The Last Waltz '.
 Dylan sang a new song from the ' Planet Waves ' album
 called  ' Forever Young '.
 November 25th, 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
Presented in a limited edition of only 99 Fine Art Prints.
Hand signed and numbered by James Fortune.
We have edition # 11/99 in the gallery.
Measures approx. 22 5/8" x 25 1/8" framed
Gallery Price $2599. © James Fortune.

' Riders on the Storm '  

The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison shown in his limousine parked outside The Doors office in Los Angeles in 1968 - the night they performed at the Santa Monica Civic Center.
Presented in a limited edition of only 199 Fine Art Prints.
Hand signed and numbered by James Fortune.
We have edition # 13/199 in the gallery.
Measures approx. 25 5/8" x 20 3/4" framed. 
Gallery Price $1799. ©James Fortune

James Fortune
Odds are, if you were a music fan in the 70's you had one of  James Fortune's  photographs on  a poster on your wall. His large posters
featuring collages of his photographs  featured artists such as 
Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney & Wings, Jethro Tull, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, The Who, and The Rolling Stones.  In 1974, James w as appointed the official photographer for NARM ( National Association of Recording  Merchandisers ). This gave him unprecedented access to the top recording artists of the day  both in concert and in candid moments from then through the end of the decade.

Over 150 of his photographs are included in the permanent Collection of The Rock and Roll  Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. 

If you are interested in adding this classic Sinatra photograph to your collection, please call me at 305-294-8925  or email me at . James Curken Managing Art Consultant 



Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM  
(weather permitting). 
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15.  526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381.  Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

 One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St.. Contact Vinos and Dance Key West for the upcoming Events

5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

The College of the Florida Keys Receives $16M from U.S. Department of Commerce to Construct Upper Keys Center

The College of the Florida Keys was awarded a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) on July 2 to build a new Upper Keys Center in Key Largo.  The new facility will allow CFK to expand workforce training and apprenticeship programs in the Upper Keys.  The building will also provide the College with an alternate headquarters location should another major storm strike the region.  
"The College of the Florida Keys is steadfast in its mission to remain as a powerful and positive force to bring educational, workforce and economic opportunities to all of Monroe County," said College President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra.  "As a uniting force, we work with multiple agencies including federal, state and local government entities as well as businesses, nonprofits and communities to realize long-term sustainable goals.  This allocation of $16 million represents a significant step in the direction to assure that access to higher education and post-secondary training is within reasonable reach of all residents in the Keys."
This EDA grant will be matched with $4 million raised from local sources.
In August 2018, the College acquired the site for the new Upper Keys Center, the 2.12-acre old "Shell World" property at Mile Marker 106.4.  The new facility will replace the College's increasingly limited space held at Coral Shores High School and will allow the College to double its capacity to serve more than 300 students annually. 
The College plans to expand five existing programs in the Upper Keys: nursing, emergency medical technician, marine environmental technology, public safety (law enforcement and corrections academies), and apprenticeships.  In addition, the College plans to develop new programs at the facility including: marine resource management, paramedic, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, and construction technologies.
With the grant in hand, the College is able to mobilize its construction plans. Demolition of the current structures as well as design of the new building are underway.  The College's new Upper Keys Center is slated to open in the summer of 2021.
More information about the grant can be found in the news release issued by the EDA.


717 Love Lane

The Recent Young Writers Literary Seminar
Mango Languages

Interested in learning another language? The Monroe County Public Library now offers the learning language resource, Mango, an app and web-based program that includes 70 world languages, including English as a second language. Mango is free with an active library card. For more information,  visit or call the library at 305-292-3595. Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040


The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
APRIL 15 2019
April 29 2019
May 27 (Last Issue of the 2018 / 2019) Season
Special Edition Summer Issue #1 June 24


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer (7/17) at the Hotel : Keys Collection 24 North in their Republica Bar & Lounge 5:30-7:30p & Next After Aug. 14th at Island House TH Kick Off.
Next Luncheon August 7 at Marriott Beachside. Remaining 2019 Events : KW Tropical Heat 8/14-18, WomenFest 9/4-8, KW Headdress Ball Oct. 24, 2019

Tropical Heat Aug 14-18  To get your VIP All Access Tropical Heat Bands ;  Click Here ALSO Tropic Heat Advertising was Due July 12; Call Kevin and Perhaps he can squeeze Your Ad in.



5201 College Rd.  

The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  Nursery volunteers have propagated 161 species of plants bringing the inventory to more than 1,500 plants which attract butterflies and birds.  Many plants are on the State of Florida endangered species list.  Sizes range from one-gallon to 15-gallon pots.  Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.

Their Annual "ART GARDEN" is on NOW; Many Sculptures are Spread Out through the Gardens.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island is seeking volunteers to help with the Nursery, Garden and general office help.  No experience necessary and training is provided.  Volunteer hours apply toward Community Service for students, City, County & State Programs. For more information contact the Garden office at (305) 296-1504, email or go online to to sign up. 
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.  For information about visiting the Garden, please visit  or call 305.296.1504.


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  305-296-9556

Beth Eliot and her sister Lauren Sheppard are busy selling homes in the Lower Keys through their business BE in Key West Real Estate. Always mindful of supporting their local community they have now started giving 5% of their commission to a charity that the buyer or seller choses. "It is an amazing program they have" states MARC's Executive Director Diana Flenard. "To be able to not only help someone sell or purchase their home but to also including a local nonprofit in that transaction is a wonderful and very thoughtful idea."
After a recent sale, the home owner designated MARC as the charity they wanted to donate to. The check presentation at the MARC Plant Store was for $1225.00. Beth and Lauren presented the check surrounded by the MARC Plant store orchids and a few MARC family members.

Photo: L to R: Beth Eliot, BEinKeyWest Real Estate agent, MARC family members Francisco Medina and Maira Ortiz and Laruen Sheppard also of BEinKeyWest, receive a $1225.00 check from a recent home transaction through BEinKeyWest Real Estate.

Part 4 Mango Madness

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

The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : MANGO MADNESS JUNE 6- JULY 18. Showing ALL 211 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors.  The "Red Dot" Items (Purchased) The New Owners have agreed to leave the Art Up until the end of the Show.  This is a Must See Exhibition.

"The Skeleton" by John Martini  PolyChrome Steel

"The Story of the Black Seminole" by Tim Marshall Curtis  FiberGlass & Steel
"Mango Tree Homage to Arthur Dove" by Joyce Carpenter  Acrylic
"Mango Peach" By Abigail Houff Studios  Semi-Precious & Precious Gemstones

More Mango Madness in the Third Special Edition Summer Issue; Probably Published Last Week in July or First Week in August

Q-Magazine from Neil Chamberlain 
WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227


5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Please take a look at this 2.5 Minute Video of Our Sheriff; Hit SHERIFF Link

MCSO ANIMAL FARM Next 2 Openings Sunday July 14th & July 28 (usually 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month) 1-3p


 WWW.XPTHEATREXP.COM 302-540-6102 performed at
 Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE 
 Click this XPLink for more Info. 


 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527

by Alyson Crean
Twenty four men and women of the Key West Fire Department underwent the hands-on portion of an intensive Hazmat this week at Station #3 to finish up 160-hour Hybrid Hazmat training course.

The course began in May with online training. The hands-on portion in full Hazmat suits was conducted all this week. Upon completion of the course, the trainees will be Hazmat techs. The Emergency Planning Committee and Cutting Edge Planning & Training, Inc. conducted the class.
The Key West Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office invite the community to come meet our officers and special units during National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Bayview Park.
MCSO and the KWPD are joining law enforcement and first responding agencies nationwide in this annual event to increase awareness about our work in the community. There will be horses, dogs, special teams and more at this great family event. There will be an exciting array of displays and equipment used by the police, firefighters, and our military partners. In addition, there will be music and the kids will love the animals from the Monroe County Sheriff's Farm!
The Bayview Park National Night Out is a convenient location for residents of all ages to come see what we do and meet your local first responders. It dovetails with events held across the nation, including those hosted by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in the Upper and Middle Keys.

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101


Rebecca Tomlinson (Artistic Managing Director  305-587-8961)  Tickets at


WWW.INSTITUTOSANCARLOS.ORG 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 


Jacqueline , Maestra Sebrina Alfonsio, and the Entire Staff and Musicians wish our Readers a Relaxing Summer and they already have many EXCELLENT Concerts Lined up for the 2019 / 2020 Season


 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004.

 Here at Womankind summers are always lighter. Snowbirds have gone home and locals are traveling. If you're in town, it's a great time to have your annual. Appointments are easy to come by - with many patients able to get in the same week they call. It's still best to call ahead when you can. Our practitioners take their vacations this time of year too. We want to make sure you get the care you need in a timely manner.

While things look calm on our surface, Womankind is circling below the waters planning for the upcoming season. Many hours of brainstorming have already gone into our Annual Womankind BraZaar, this year featuring an Under the Big Top theme. This event was a tremendous hit in 2018 and we are working hard to make sure that it is even more entertaining than last year. If you're creative and eager to donate a decorated bra, now's the time to get your creative juices flowing. Bra submissions are due to Womankind at noon on Tuesday, October 1 at noon.

There's lots more on our calendar too, a Healthy Eating seminar in autumn, an encore presentation on buying health insurance in November during open enrollment, and a special women's forum in late January 2020. Like the sharks we're talking about in our newsletter this month, Womankind keeps swimming and swimming. Thanks for your part in keeping our programs successful.

I hope you'll enjoy the July newsletter of The Monthly.  It's a mix of what's coming up here at Womankind along with a lighthearted look at something nearly every woman that's ever had a uterus can relate to
Click this Page to go Directly to their DONATE Page

AnnaMarie Sends Summer Regards and this Important Message : Last Workshop Before Their Summer Hiatus was June 25th. They start up again Nov.5th at Fort East Martello Tower.

"Seated Nude" by AnnaMarie Giordano  Pastel
This is Annamarie's Entry in the 2019 Mango Madness at TSKW; "Seated Nude" Can be Found on the First Floor. The Exhibition is up until July 18 and ALL 121 Works are on All 3 Floors.


The was the first week of Summer Break Coral Camp .  
Sponsors for Coral Camp include: Fury Water Adventures, Danger Charters, Barefoot Billy's, Captains Corner Dive Center, Sebago Water Sports and The Key West Aquarium. 
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.
If you are interested in participating in our clean up events, as well as receiving an occasional E-Mail Campaign from Reef Relief please contact us at or call us at 305-294-3100. 


Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for Event Listings as well as Great Features

Here is a Video Link about "Car Free Key West & One Spot that they just added more Bike Racks

------------------------------------- 305-766-9767

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.


407 Wall St. 305-294-5015

July 8 - Aug 3

Aug. 3
Oct. 19- 25
Nov. 3- Nov. 11

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
Gracy sends regards and tells us : This website was created to make easier to event goers to find times and dates. Companies can save time and always have updated/available events available to them and their customers. They don't have to search every local news paper to find what they need. They have ready and combined information on one calendar. It's also online and therefore very convenient. Most people are digital nowadays. Another selling point is that the calendar of events will provide useful information that can be used for scheduling. Any company who is having a special event can look at the global calendar and avoid clashing times/dates with other organizations. This also allows them to attract more people to their events by scheduling their own events when other organizations aren't scheduled. 

 305-293-7500 1100 Simonton St. 33040

 305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Drive 33040

Note : Since we are on Hiatus; I have not been able to work on the KWT Updates. Of course if you go to their Comprehensive Website and Facebook pages; you'll be able to see their Complete Up to Date Schedule. 




Check Special Pricing Rates
Includes 1 Parasail Ride
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks



WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Website & Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as the TRAVELER Link to Bring the June Materials  RIGHT NOW to You

Protect the Florida Keys Natural World

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

Hemingway Days to Spotlight Author's Legacy July 16-21 

VIDEO : Fresh Caught Snapper Lets Diners "Taste the Florida Keys"
Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.

 WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

Cabaret ALL DATES ARE 5-7 PM
Jazz in the Gardens are on their Summer Hiatus : Thanks so very much Kate and Jim for the Outstanding Jazz Ensembles. Of course their Cabaret Line Up is Spectacular
Saturday, July 13, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm, Sunday, July 14Megan Clay, 5-7 pm, Monday, July 15, James King, III, 5-7 pm, Tuesday, July 16, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm, Wednesday, July 17, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm, Thursday, July 18, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm. Friday, July 19, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm. Saturday, July 20, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm. Sunday, July 21Megan Clay, 5-7 pm

Meghan Clay can be found Entertaining at the Garden's Cabaret Every Week.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Runs July 19-September 30 Special Reception July 19 (See Below)

Olga Manosalvas exhibit presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at Custom House Museum
Key West Art & Historical Society honors the work of Florida Keys-based and internationally exhibited painter and sculptor Olga Manosalvas in a solo exhibit which opens with a special reception on Friday, July 19 from 6:00pm -7:30pm and runs through September 30, 2019 in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. 
For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her at, or visit  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

MOTE'S Beach Condition Reporting System Expands to the Florida's East Coast
The Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) provides daily updates on waves, currents, water and air temperature, algae and multiple other conditions at 38 beaches, including Lake Worth and 37 Gulf Coast beaches in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle. Each beach is monitored by trained volunteers including lifeguards, park rangers and others coordinated by Mote.  Much Additional Info. is in the E-Mail Campaign that this Feature is in ; Click
Here is the April 25th E-Mail Campaign Link from MOTE; Click MOTE4-25
Wildlife in World Heritage Site Declines After Heatwave Reduces Seagrass

Top: A tiger shark tagged by the Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project. Bottom: Combined photos of seagrass in Shark Bay, Western Australia, before (left) and after (right) a heat wave that killed of much of the dominant seagrass species. Credit both: Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project.

Click MOTE5-8 for Complete E-mail Campaign discussing the rare Leatherback Nests

WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 


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

Carla and Mike send Regards : We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail and/or 305-396-4944


HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE ART VENUES IN KEY WEST. The Below Galleries & Museums are the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends : Frequent Associate Contributing Editors


WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM 1111Duval St. 305-292-0072


New Location "The Annex" 804 White St.
also "By the Bay" 3340 N. Roos. Blvd. #2

1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval 305-294-8925

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. DanceKW@Gmail.comKyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828

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

WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080

EFFUSION GALLERY (Just Opened July 5) 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM


WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM 518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973

WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM 6810 Front St. 305-923-4778

Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

ART@830  830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Alan Maltz Gallery  1210 Duval St. 305-294-0005

DE LA GALLERY 419 Duval St.  305-395-2210


Thanks for Reading and Your Comments.  Have a Great Week. Ed

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