Had Their Annual Classic Automobile Show at Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove LI NY & Featured Over 750 Cars. Just a Few More issues to Go.
Michael & Allison sent over Info. on the many Events the Key West Library has in January : "Author Talk" from the Key West Public Library Opened the 2020 Season with Author Mark Powell "FireBird : A Novel" Last Week at 700 Fleming St. ( We have a few Photos from the Opening). Cafe Con Libros Opens 2020 Season with Tom Corcoran Jan. 21, & "Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement" 1/30 + (More Below)
Dollars & Dancers :Behind the Velvet Curtain by Donna Nadeau.
Stillness by Josefina Cavalina
Eddies by Jim Racchi
The Studios of Key West (TSKW) Had Four January 2020 Exhibitions for "First Thursday". We Covered ALL 4 ; Two Thursdays Ago and this Issue has Extensive Photo Coverage from ALL 4 Exhibitions Showing the Receptions and Art (More Below)..
Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West Always at St. Paul's Church Sunday Jan. 26, 2020 4-6PM More Below.
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos
So Many Exhibitions at the KWAHS : Permanent and Temporary at their 4 Museums Custom House Museum, Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum, and Tennessee Williams Museum.
Curator of the Tennessee Williams Museum Dennis Beaver is Conducting Tours PLUS TW Writing Contest & Submission for the event. (More Below in one of the KWAHS Sections)
Paradise Big Band Next Gig "Be Cool" January 26 at TWT (Must Attend)
AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshop" Every Tues. at Ft. East Martello 11a-2p (More Below)
Collections Gallery on Stock Island & Their "Small Works" Exhibition (More Below)
TDC's (Tourist Development Council) January 2020 "Keys Traveler" is Out ; with as Usual Many New Features. Above TDC has a Feature on a TV Show " Samantha Brown's "Places to Live" and Spotlights the Florida Keys. (More Below)
Of Course This Issue Has the Usual Large Amount of Art and This Issue has Part 4 of 4 from Our Photographic Exhibition "Vintage Photos from the 1940s" and Pt. 1 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890s", and Pt. 3 "Inventions from 1950-1979". Next week we'll start a New On-Line Photographic Exhibition; & Continue with "NYC" & "Inventions"
Thanks for Reading and Have an Outstanding Week & Happy New Year. Ed. EK10@AOL.COM 954-448-4324
Pt. 2 Gary Welton : A Brilliant Artist ; And of course just like ALL the Artists at The Key West Gallery (World Class ; As Good as NYC, Monte Carlo, Paris Gallery)
Go to the Gallery's & Gary's Websites and Then Make Sure to Visit Sharon- Kellie-Katy-Ainslee & The Rest of the Art Experts. This Issue Features 4 of His Series : " Silk Connection" "Vogue Collection", "Sports", & "Nautical". Go to the January 6 Issue Link to see 25 Additional Works from 3 other Series https://conta.cc/36wy11R
"Silk Connection" Series
"Purple Rain" Mixed Media on Silk 44 X 61
"Slay" Mixed Media on Silk 30 X 40
"Eden" Mixed Media on Silk 44 x 60
Red Dance Mixed Media on Silk 30 X 40
"Vogue Collection" Series
"Bathers" Mixed Media on Paper 30 X 22
"Vogue" Mixed Media on Paper 30 X 22
"Runway" Mixed Media on Paper 30 X 24
"Show Girls" Mixed Media on Canvas 36 X 48
In 1 More Areas in this Issue; just a few pieces of Gary Welton's "Sports" and "Nautical" Series
Here are a Few Videos on Gary ; Look now or come back
Lucy Paige & Cricket Desmarais Sent Over some GREAT NEWS about One of Our Favorite Annual Events
Tibetan Monks to Arrive in Key West featuring week-long celebration of culture and Buddhist teachings.
On Sunday, January 19 through Saturday, January 25, 2020, sponsor Tara Mandala Key West meditation group and host St. Paul's Episcopal Church invite the public to help celebrate the "2020 Sacred Arts Tour" at the church's 401 Duval Street location on the corner of Eaton Street. The seven-day Tibetan festival will be led by eight visiting Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery-students of H.H. Dalai Lama- and includes noontime dharma talks, a Tibetan Marketplace, classes in the Tibetan Arts, varying music and dance demonstrations of Tibetan culture, and morning and afternoon blessings for the monk's week-long creation of a Medicine Buddha sand mandala for world healing, which will conclude with a procession down Simonton Street to the bayside ocean for a closing ceremony.
The tour aims to spread the message of peace, loving kindness, wisdom, and compassion while sharing their traditional Tibetan arts and culture, and to raise support for their monastery in south India, where their traditions and culture are preserved. Community and personal arranged blessings by the monks are available. For more information, visit keywesttaramandala.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acclaimed novelist Mark Powell will talked about his new literary thriller, "Firebird," at the Key West Public Library LAST Tuesday. Author Talk is Scheduled Many Tuesdays and Look in this Section for Schedule of This free event that is open to the public and books are available for purchase from the Author. For more information contact the library at 305-292-3595. The library is located at 700 Fleming St.
Mark Powell has been called the "best Appalachian novelist of his generation" by Ron Rash, and a writer "on the verge of greatness" by Pat Conroy. He is the author of six novels, including "Small Treasons" (Simon & Schuster, 2017), and "The Sheltering" (Story River, 2014). Powell has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences, and in 2014 was a Fulbright Fellow to Slovakia. He holds degrees from Yale Divinity School, the University of South Carolina, and the Citadel. He lives in the mountains of North Carolina where he teaches at Appalachian State University.
MICHAEL NELSON & ALLISON RICH Sent over Materials from the Library for their January Events.
Jan 21 10:30 AM Cafe Con Libros Series : Tom Corcoran
We Featured ALL the Works from this Exhibition. Go to the Entire Issue Links Section (Further Down) and click the 4 Issues (from Dec.2) and You'll see ALL the Works from this show. Better Yet Go in Person to the Gato Bld. 1110 Simonton
Florida Keys Council of the Arts: 2020 Upper Keys Members Art Show "Flora and Fauna"
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is proud to announce our 2020 Upper Keys Members Show, "Small Works: Flora and Fauna". The Opening Reception was held LAST Saturday at the Key Largo Library, 101485 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo.. The exhibition will remain on display through January 29, 2020. This show encourages artists to celebrate the magnificent flora and fauna of the fabulous Florida Keys. This Upper Keys Arts Council Member's Show at Key Largo Library supports the Art in Public Buildings program which offers an alternate space for artists to display their work. The Florida Keys Council of the Arts supports visual, literary and performing artists and cultural organizations throughout the Keys with several grant programs and scholarships. We connect artists to each other and to their audiences. Contact the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 with any questions. Please join or renew your membership today. Visit keysarts.com or call 305-296-4369.
Painting Above "Pink in the Wild", Oil Painting by Claudia Moriarty
Julie Joyce sends New Years Greetings from a far away Land : Marathon. Her One Woman Show in the Main Gallery of the Marathon Community Theater during their January Production of "Four Old Broads". 50 framed pieces for "The Journey of an Artist". Also My MEET THE ARTIST DAY on Thursday, January 30th. Lots of cards, Prints and Smaller Framed Pieces that day!. please stop by and also Catch the Production.
Part 3 :We Continue with "Outside the Lines" from TSKW
Part 3 : More "Behind the Lines" TSKW Member's Winter Exhibition in this Issue This exhibition Closed A Few Weeks ago. We Always Put in the Magazine ALL the Works from this Annual Exhibition : So We'll have a few more Weeks presenting these Local Artist's Works. Up Next ; Our Final Part of the Gary Welton Exhibition at The Key West Gallery
"Summer Visa" by Mary Yardley Gouache & WaterColor
"Beyond the Contours" by E. Rickert Airbrush, Gouache & Colored Pencil
(L) "Montana Time" by Girl George Beads , Ebroidery, African Kazuki Beads
(R) "Jelly Fish I" by Drew Eymann Pastel on Wood
We Continue with Part 1 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in 1890s" Up Shortly but First
Valhalla Star Map MN Viking Collection Acrylic on Canvas 76 X 291
Celestial BattleGround MN Viking Collection Mixed Media on Canvas 48 X 72
Untitled MN Viking Collection Mixed Media on Paper 15 X 22
"Golfer" Oil & Charcoal on Paper 15 X 42
"Pitcher" Oil & Charcoal on Paper 15 X 35
"Florida Reefs" Mixed Media on Canvas 30 X 48
"Adriatic" Mixed Media on Canvas 40 X 30
"Golf on Genoa" Mixed Media on Canvas 30 X 40
"Caribbean" Mixed Media on Canvas 30 X 40
Outstanding ; Thanks KWG and Gary Welton. It was nice to do a Stand Alone Gary Welton On-Line Exhibition; since most of the time the KWG schedules both Bill Mack & Gary Welton to Appear and Hang Together (Which Of Course is Always a Treat).
Our December 30 Issue had a Feature showing ALL the Art in their Current Exhibition. Click this Link to See : https://conta.cc/2MCmmqo . Of Course ; we'll Bring You the next Exhibition. Next time you go to the Tropic Be Sure to Check Out the Gallery.
Part 20 of Our 750 Classic Car Show from Gold Coast Cruisers Up Next But First
Dee Dee Green Reminds Us :
Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street!
Join us every Friday morning at 8:00am as we Plog the Keys. Each week we will clean up a new location. Let us know if there is an area you want us to clean up. Your help makes a huge difference. Hope to see you there! This week meet us at the corner of Duval and Front Street! Click LINK1 for additional Info..
The January 20th. Issue will have coverage of the January "Walk on White"; also Hosting the January "Walk on White" is Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography" , "Stone Soup Gallery", and "Coffee Mill Dance Studio", I believe a New "Butcher Shop" on White is also Hosting...We'll have more Info. on this new Shop in the January 20th. Issue...
We Continue with Part 1 of Vintage Photos of NYC from 1890s
Our January 20, 2020 Issue will have Many Additional Photos in Part 2 of "Vintage Photos of NYC in the 1890s"
Emily Berg tells us that they will resume with Guest Author's Events in February. Great Job with the Many Author Events you had in 2019. PS ; Your Large Banner in the Exhibition "Literary History of Key West" at The Custom House was Way Cool.
Masterworks II is a feat of two powerful, strikingly beautiful and inspiring musical masterpieces! The first highlight of the evening is Anton Bruckner's
Symphony No. 6, known for its dynamism, astonishing rhythmic invention and subtlety. Also on the program is Nimrod Borenstein's
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, a glorious display of unique orchestral colors, featuring accomplished violinist Irmina Trynkos. A British-French-Israeli contemporary musician and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Borenstein is considered a leading composer of his generation, whose music is a "high-compression sound-world in which melodic and rhythmic ideas create a multi-layered frisson of hyper-activity." (BBC Music Magazine). Opening the program is
Upon An Ocean, a world premiere by American pianist/composer Lisa Nardi.
Enjoy bloody's, mimosas along with a full bar from Great Events Catering, coffee, smoothies, natural juices and cut fruit, multiple food trucks and stalls offering eat-here or take-away. Shop a curated outdoor market offering fine crafts, art and jewelry from talented Florida Keys makers. Stock your pantry and fridge with fresh produce, artisan cheeses, local seafood, honey, pickles and so much more. Listen to awesome local musicians including Mary Spear and Less Dudley at 10 a.m. then Myshell and Brian Fields from noon till close. Catch The X Key West radio show live, support our featured charity, Little Pink Houses of Hope, get a chair massage and meet celebrity authors from the Key West Writers Guild.
Native Plants for Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest
Docent Guided Tour Offered at Locals Free Sunday
at the Key West Tropical Forest
The first Sunday of the month is designated as "Locals Free" day at the Key West Tropical Forest, 5210 College Road on Stock Island "A special docent-guided tour is available this day at 11 a.m. with a $5 donation to the Garden's Programs for Kids at 11 a.m."
The Garden is open 10am to 4pm. Members always have free entrance and dogs are always welcome. Visit the Forest to experience the biodiversity of plant and animal life and see how it functions as a sanctuary for an endangered ecosystem. Bring your lunch and picnic in the Courtyard by the waterfall. The Forest has free Wi-Fi and is handicapped accessible.
Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery Up Next But First We Continue with Two Sunday's Ago Jazz in the Garden. The "Jazz in the Gardens" Every Sunday for the Next 4 or 5 Months.. Partial Schedule of Band Configurations are in the Weekly Section of the Gardens Hotel ( Along with their 7 Days a Week Cabaret Schedule) Further Down in This Issue. Below was the Great Configuration on Dec 30th. Claire Finley Bass, Rob DiStasi Keyboards, Chris Burchard Guitar, and Vocal / Drums Skipper Kripitz
Complete January Schedule for Cabaret and Sunday Jazz in their Weekly Section.
"First Thursday" January 2, 2010 TSKW Presented the Opening of Four January Exhibitions (Jan 2-30)
Here are the names of the 4 January Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West
A Sneak Preview of our Extensive Photo Coverage of ALL 4 Exhibitions in the Jan. 13th. Issue Below
ALOSUGBE : A JOURNEY ACROSS TIME
DOLLARS AND DANCERS : BEHIND THE VELVET CURTAIN by Donna Nadeau XOJ GALLERY
STILLNESS by Josefina Cavalina Zabar Project Gallery
EDDIES BY JIM RACCHI Zabar Lobby Gallery
Hit LINK1 for the E-Mail Campaign on this Series of Events & Complete Schedule
Here are ALL 4 of the January Exhibitions at TSKW
"Alosugbe : A Journey Across Time" by Artist Onajide Shabaka
Artist : Onajide Shabaka ( Immediate Left) with Sponsors Stanley & Judith Zabar, and Immediate Right Jed Dodds Executive Director of TSKW
Plantage Katijk 2016
"Toward the Sea A River Flows" from Onajide Shabaka
Dollars and Dancers by Donna Nadeau
"The Rules" Painting Below. Editor's Note : This Extremely Interesting and Insightful Exhibition by Ms. Nadeau also Hangs with a Explanation for each Painting. Example "The Rules" is Just that : A New Hire Reading the House Rules.
Did you know that the Florida Keys SPCA is an independent non-profit organization? We are not affiliated with any national organization (such as the ASPCA) and therefore receive no funding from those organizations.
We rely on your tax-deductible donations to consistently provide high-quality care for the animals at our shelter while they wait for a new home.
Our Clinic provides Spay & Neuter services for the community and soon to offer Wellness Clinics for local pets as well. For more information contact us at (305) 294-4857 or email@example.com. We appreciate all your love for our animals and their care!
WWII is drawing to a close. In an abandoned boathouse, a Jewish immigrant woos a southern belle in this beguiling and poignant play about second chances. Winner of both the 1980 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. Directed by Mathias Maloff. Featuring Lauren Thompson and Ross Pipkin. Limited Seating.
"Mr. Wilson is one of our most gifted playwrights, a dramatist who deals perceptively with definably American themes. TALLEY'S FOLLY is a play to savor and cheer." -NY Times.
"A funny, sweet, touching, and marvelously contrived love poem for an apple from an orange." -NY Post
Carrie Newcomer is a singer-songwriter, poet and author at the intersection of folk, Americana and progressive spirituality. She's described as a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe and one who asks "all the right questions" by Rolling Stone.
As We do on a Regular Basis : We Feature Some of the Many Performers that Devote Much Time in Playing for the Many Non-Profit Fund Raising Organizations. Leading the Way is Skipper Kripitz and his "Band' of Merry Performers
Due to Space Constraints ; the Rest of the Musician's Schedules are at the Very End of this Issue ; Right after the Extensive Listings of Art Galleries
There are Many Sections in This Issue Devoting Much Space to Upcoming KWAHS Events /Exhibitions / Classes. Up Shortly : 3 Additional Areas (Features) for : The Fourth Annual Conch Revival Picnic at KW Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters Tues. Jan. 21, Crooks Second Line Set To Party Down Duval Street Sunday Jan. 26, & Sanford Birdsey Exhibition : "A Retrospective" 2/21-4/12
NOW DENNIS BEAVER CURATOR OF THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM Starting Curator Tours in January + TW Writing Contests & Submissions.
Tennessee Williams Museum to offer monthly first Sunday curator tours; free entry for locals
The Tennessee Williams Museum, located at 513 Truman Avenue, will offer a series of tours led by Museum Curator Dennis Beaver starting Sunday, January 5 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. The January tour will focus on the premiere of "The Rose Tattoo," William's classic film based on his Tony Award-winning Broadway play of the same name and which debuted at the San Carlos Institute on January 19, 1956.
"Williams wrote both the play and the screenplay and oversaw the making of the film in Key West while living at his home on Duncan Street in the early 1950s," says Beaver. "He said he could write anywhere but he could write best in Key West." The award-winning museum is already a destination for Tennessee Williams enthusiasts and scholars, with an impressive collection of Williams' memorabilia and literary artifacts that help keep alive the importance of his legacy and the impact of the literary icon who made Key West his home from 1949 until his death in 1983.
Displays include artist Jane Rohrschneider-Carper's model of the playwright's Duncan Street home, first edition plays and books, images from the late local photographer Don Pinder, and a new collection of photographs featuring Williams and celebrities of his era, many of whom were featured in his film and theater productions.
"We especially hope to raise awareness in our local community of the many contributions made by this literary giant to the city of Key West and Monroe County," says Beaver. "His choice of having a home in our city on Duncan Street for thirty-four years helped to make Key West the cultural and literary destination it is today."
Key West Art & Historical Society honors locals the first Sunday of every month with free admission to the museum and three other properties under its stewardship-the Custom House Museum, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters, and Fort East Martello Museum. A merger with the Society in 2017 supports the exhibit and a continuing full roster of writing and painting contests, film forums, and the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration every March. Subsequent Tennessee Williams Museum curator tours will be Sunday, February 2 and Sunday, March 1, both from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
The Tennessee Williams Museum on 513 Truman Avenue is open daily for self-guided tours 9:30am-4:30pm daily. Formore information, contact Key West Art & Historical Society at 305-295-6616 or visit WWW.KWAHS.ORG. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
PLUS Tennessee Williams Writing Contests & Submission
Additionally, Key West Art & Historical Society invites poets and writers to submit original works for the 2020 Poetry and Short Story writing contests - components of the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration held each March in honor of the great American writer. All poems and stories must reference "The Women of Tennessee Williams," which can be loosely interpreted. Cost is $20 per submission and is limited to one poem and/or one short story per person. The first-place winner will be awarded $200 and the second-place winner $100 for each contest. Submissions will be accepted through March 8, 2020. For full contest information, guidelines, and a submission link visit KWAHS.ORG and click on 'tickets.'
KWAHS 4TH. ANNUAL CONCH REVIVAL PICNIC INFORMATION UP SHORTLY
Part 2 of the Lisa Grubb Exhibition Hanging ALL of January
ALSO A NEW EXHIBITION STARTED AT SALT Jan. 2
Colorful New York artist Lisa Grubb
After a few years away from the island, former Key West resident artist Lisa Grubb made her triumphant return to the Key West gallery scene this month. For the month of January, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.) is featuring a new collection of Grubb's vivid paintings.
Grubb moved to Key West after spotting the island on a map one day in the local library. "It was so far away from any mainland, I was drawn to go there," she explains. "I moved to Key West after college and fell in love with the tropical environment. I felt like I had found paradise. Most everyone rode bicycles, the retail stores only went about half way up Duval Street and there were no 'chain' stores, only small boutiques. It was a combination of fisherman, hippies, artists living a very relaxed, bohemian lifestyle which suited me very well! I fell in love with it instantly."
Grubb started her artistic career in Key West by painting on T-shirts and selling her designs at Mallory Square. After painting and living on the island for a number of years, she moved back to New York City. "I always love visiting Key West!" she says. "It holds a special place in my heart!"
Grubb, who is self-taught, is a pop artist with a very distinctive style. She's known for her irresistible characters and vibrant colors. Her paintings are bursting with energy, as if they just jumped out of some fantastic place to brighten our lives. The artist's sun-ripened palette features tangerine, turquoise, crimson, royal blue, yellow and spring green in offbeat color combinations. With elements of pop art and naïve art, Grubb's work combines playfulness and sophisticated humor.
Grubb is the creator of Happy Dog and has written and illustrated two children's books, "Happy Dog!" and "Happy Dog Sizzles!" both published by Philomel Books, a division of Penguin Putnam. "I've always loved all animals and creatures, but dogs are especially close to my heart," she says. "In the early '80s, when I lived in Key West, there used to be a pack of dogs that traveled and slept around town together. Whenever I saw them, I would always say, 'Hey, hello Happy Dogs,' it was then that I started painting a big, blue dog and called it 'Happy Dog.'"
Grubb's paintings have been shown in numerous galleries from New York's Soho, the Hamptons, Key West, Cape Cod and Germany. Grubb's customers are worldwide. Many of her paintings have found homes in Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada and beyond. You can view Grubb's work year-round at The Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont, NY which is located on the Hudson River about 30 miles north of New York City.
You can also see Lisa's work on the 3-ton slabs of the Berlin Wall. She was honored to be asked to paint two slabs of the wall and bring color, energy and positivity to that canvas. They were transported from the warehouse where she painted them to Checkpoint Charlie, where they stood for several years for visitors from around the world to view.
"My paintings are big, colorful, vibrant and they make people feel good when they look at them," Grubb says. "They are fun images executed with fine art quality. As you look closer, you discover the detail that makes up all the abstract patterns of design which enhances the subject matter. I like watching people's expressions as they look at my art. Their eyes widen and they begin to smile - and that makes me feel good inside."
"We are so delighted to have the effervescent Lisa Grubb back in Key West and especially at SALT!" says gallery owner Laura Richardson. "Her paintings are colorful, fun and alive. You can't help but smile when you look at her work, and that's exactly how we want to kick off the new year - with joy and brightness. We can't wait to share that joy with the rest of Key West."
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Grubb's work will remain on display until Jan. 31. For more information, call 305-517-6088 or visit www.saltislandprovisions.com.
Professor Ann Lorraine Labriola Dir. of Ceramic Arts at the College Stops by to Visit Lisa.. The Professor tells us that Mud Pi is on Again March 25 6 to 8 and to watch for Upcoming Materials
Owner & Curator Laura Richardson with her Crew at Salt
This weekly Feature is Written by Alyson Crean; and ALL Photographs are from Alyson
IMPROVING BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Monroe County ranks in the top 25 counties in the state for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the Key West Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) during the period of October 9 through May 15, 2020 in the following locations: North Roosevelt Boulevard from 1st Street to Toppino Drive,Truman Avenue from Windsor Street to Eisenhower Drive, Eaton Street from Elizabeth Street to White Street, Whitehead Street from South Street to Fleming Street and North Roosevelt Boulevard from 17th Street to Flagler Avenue.
These areas are over-represented in traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
HVE details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation's focused initiative to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The goal of this enforcement effort is to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws that protect the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists.
Enforcement efforts will focus primarily on education to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. However, violations may result in warnings or citations depending on the circumstances.
Remember:Drivers, obey speed limits, never drive impaired, and always watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. Bicyclists, obey traffic laws, ride in the direction of traffic, and use lights when riding at night.Pedestrians, cross in crosswalks or at intersections, obey pedestrian signals, and make sure you are visible to drivers when walking at night.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a Key West Police Officer, now's your chance! The Key West Police Department is convening its Citizen's Police Academy, beginning on January 29th. Classes are held every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. for 10 weeks.
Officers Janeth Del Cid and Derek Wallis serving as part of the Department's Bicycle Unit.
Plogging the Keys is a Keep Key West Beautiful program funded through the City's Utility Department. Every Friday morning volunteers meet our Solid Waste Coordinator Dee Dee Green at different locations from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. and help clean up that area by picking up litter and targeting cigarette butts for a special recycling program. Some upcoming dates include: December 20th: 3228 Flagler (at the Dion's) 8 a.m.. December 27th: Duval Street at corner of Front and Duval 8 a.m.. January 3rd: White Street Pier 8 a.m.. January 10th: Eaton Street, in front of Restaurant Store 8 a.m.
For more information browse to the Plogging the Keys Facebook page or contact Dee Dee Green at 305-809-3776/ firstname.lastname@example.org
In Above photo: The Key West Parrothead Club helping clean up Key West!
Jan. 7th at the Fort East Martello near the airport. 11 am-2 pm $25 for 3 hours to give your mind a healthy relaxing break and draw from a live model. All levels and mediums are welcome. Materials can be purchased in class if needed. Come early to set up. Space is limited in season and we start drawing at 11. Drive past the main entrance and keep right to the back of the forts grass parking lot.
Carol Tedesco & Cricket Desmarais Send regards and Tell Us : Edible history continues with Fourth Annual Conch Revival Picnic at Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum
The Key West Art & Historical Society, Great Events Catering, and Isle Cook Key West team up to present the fourth annual Conch Revival Picnic, an informal Conch heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman featuring a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes set to take place on Tuesday, January 21 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters.
Visit KWAHS.ORG to purchase your ticket-$45 for Members, $55 for Non-members, kids under 12 are free. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
Up in a Few Features : Info. on the Sandford Birdsey Exhibition & Reception, & 5th Annual Crooks Second Line,
Annual Meeting Thursday January 30th, 6pm at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center The 2020 Annual Meeting will feature Jon Rizzo of the National Weather Service. His talk will review the 2019 storm season and give us better insights to hurricane forecasting. We will also wrap up the 2019 year with a review of Last Stand activities and election of new board members.
MANGIA MANGIA's Season of Helping Out the Deserving Non Profits with their Dinner Plans. Heather and Michael send Regards and tells us :
Yes, we have already started our events for non-profits and giving 30% off to locals. Editor's note : A Great Way to Give Your Organization Some Funds with a Peaceful / Relaxing Group Dinner for Friends, Family and Associates ; and as We ALL Know ; Excellent Food..Sit in their Backyard or enjoy Dinner in their Spacious Dinning Room. ( More Below)