We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent A Feature in this Issue). Three Above : "Get Smart" Mid 60's Iconic TV Show is the Featured WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM Material. Pt.2 Peter Max Special at The Key West Gallery (Flower Face . Unique MM on Paper 24 X24), Pt. 4 of 4 A Visit to the West Martello Tower & Botanical Gardens (From 2016), ,The Key West Gallery has Special Offers from Adam Scott Rote "ASR Teams up with Legendary Performer & Composer "Danyy Elfman" for More Hollywood Series Brlliance, Pt. 4 of 4 "45 Fascinating Photos BELOW The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this Issue : Quilts from Margo Ellis, Pt. 2 of 3 Photographic Feature "18 Vintage Photos Showing What First Class Travel Was Like in the 1930's from You Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today", Pt. 2 of a New Photographic Exhibition Showing Classic Posters in an Airport Corriders, MOTE Releases Two Ocean Turtles, Pt. 2 "55 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1930's #2", Pt. 3 of 6 The 2020 Mango Madness from The Studios of Key West (TSKW) Showing All 90+ Works the Next 4 weeks (One Below: Mary Jean Connors, Best Eaten After Removing Mask, Oil, 15 x 12″, $250. Next Photo from A Feature This Week : The Last Artisan / Farmers Market of the Season (Info towarad the end of this Issue.) July 12. ENCORE FEATURE Artist Hazel Griffiths Line of Wearable ART Face Masks, Pt. 2. Christopher Elwell's (Royal Furniture) Continues to Help with ALL the Deserving Non-Profits for Many Decades.
The Next Batch of Photos Representing some of the Features in this July 13th. Issue : Pt. 2 "50 Amazing Vintage Photos from 1940's V4, Keys Mosquito Control & Fla. Dept of Health in Monroe County Inform us about DENGUE Fever, The City of KW Welcomes Monroe Holloway III, Audrey Thompson and Misha MccRae at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden's 7/18 Event, Next Hometown Q & A Forum on July 13, The Awesome Foundation Honors and Gives A Grant to Roberta DePiero and Carol Tedesco & Another Honor to SOS
THE NEXT 4 PHOTOS FROM FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE : Pt. 5 A Feature from 2015 Super Boat International Championship in Key West, & Pt. 6 A Look Back at the Local Daily Morning WEYW-TV Show "Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer ; That Jenna and I produced (Below is a show that Roberta DePiero was on in 2013), & We Continue with WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM (Below "SOAP" Very Popular TV Seris in the 1970s Featuring Billy Chrystal)
THE NEXT PHOTOS FROM FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE : Roberta DePiero and Friends Journeys Around Town in Photos, Shade & Shutter's Sarah & Mark 2 Events they Hosted, ENCORE :TDC has Many NEW Advertisements, Many URL Video Links to the Brilliant Music Video Series "Playing For Change"
BEFORE WE GET TO NON STOP "ENTERTAINMENT" to Give Your Mind a Rest ; A Review of a few Features in the Crisis Information Section (ALWAYS IN 1 LOCATION TOWARDS THE END OF EACH ISSUE). Also when We Start the Entertainment Features you will notice that some of the Features are from 2012-2020; Our First 8 Years of Publishing (Getting Lots of Great Responses Visiting the Past)
The Links (URLs) to the Crisis Videos, New & Encore Crisis Features, Crisis Photos, & Except for a few Occassions the ENTERTAINMENT VIDEOS ALL Appear in Our "Crisis Information Section" and our "Entertainment Video Section" Toward the End of this Issue
THIS WEEK In Our Crisis Information Section : Key West Mayor Teri Johnston Weekly Video Message (7/16), The City of KW 3rd Amendment to Emergency Directive 2020-13 (July 13), Monroe County Amended Ordinance 014-2020 (July 16), EMERGENCY Virtual Video Meeting on Tues. July 21, Locations for Food for People That Need Help, The Blue Paper-The Weekly-& Konk Life Publish DAILY Important Info. (with the Blue Paper Extensive Updated Daily Info. on Covid-19), Dr. John Norris Continued Excellent Posting & Video Messages as of this Magazine's Publish Date of 7/20 ( We Have a Video Post from Dr. Norris from 7-19), Info. on Dengue Fever.
Once again the Links to Play the CRISIS Videos are in the Crisis Info. Section towards the Bottom of this Issue. PLUS Except for a few Occasions ALL THE ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO LINKS will also be in a Large Section giving you lots of Video Entertainment toward the end of the Issue. Have a Great Week; Ed
AS USUAL WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM has extensive & Updated Daily Info. on COVID-19 and Many Additional Featured Articles-Photos-Video
KEY WEST MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON AND HER WEEKLY VIDEO MESSAGE (7/16). URL LINK TO THE VIDEO IN THE CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER
MONROE COUNTY MAYOR HEATHER CARRUTHERS & MCSO RICK RAMSAY
DR. JOHN NORRIS and his ALMOST DAILY (EVEN A FEW TIMES A DAY) Video Messages. His Latest on JULY 19. THE URL VIDEO LINK ( & HIS RECENT VIDEO LINKS THAT ARE USEFUL) ARE IN THE CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER
THE TDC (TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL) WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM has NEW SIGNAGE and NEW TV COMMERCIALS. Up Shortly is a Feature Showing a Few Still Photos from One of the NEW TV ads and then the URL Video Link
IN THIS ISSUE THE BLUE PAPER & MOSQUITO CONTROL HAVE ARTICLES ABOUT DENGUE FEVER. City Manager Greg Veliz Recent Talk at the KW Business Guild. As Usual Stephanie Leone Rivas makes some VERY INFORMATIVE POSTS ON HER FACEBOOK PAGE (ONE CLEAN ISLAND) ; and we have a Few Made by Stephanie on Monday July 20
Hyper-realist artist Adam Scott Rote's paintings are always in a state of evolution. He has earned the distinguished accolade of being the most collaborated fine artist with Academy Award and legendary performers than any living or passed artist in the world.
As he imagines and paints, the work inherently changes. Fine Art that was once available becomes a thing of the past and Art Connoisseurs jump at the opportunity to add to their collection before it is gone. We only have these currently available Art Installations in the gallery and these will not be replaced. Adam is once again in a collaborative stage with another Legendary performer Film Composer Danny Elfman, stay tuned this fall for first reveals! So if there is one that you love that is currently on our walls, now is the time.
The Original Paintings are co-signed by the respective Hollywood Legends (please feel free to inquire about their availability), from there Adam creates one-of-a-kind Uniques. The installations we have are all unique mixed media paintings and Adam Scott Rote personally hand-carves all of the wood Love, Movie and, Music Reels. It's an extensive process and truly a labor of artistic passion. In addition to the hand-crafted artwork, Rote also enjoys incorporating authenticated signatures and memorabilia of the stars he features in his artwork. Along with the images below, you'll see which original signatures accompany each artwork installation. He has created these statement pieces that are perfect for home theaters and living spaces to feature your favorite Hollywood Movie Stars and Music Legends. These works are in the gallery and can ship out very quickly. We are offering complimentary crating, shipping, and insurance anywhere in the USA that typically is $600-$1,000. We also offer international shipping.
Look for more reveals as he prepares for The Provocative and Sensual Fine Art Exhibition arriving this August.
Adam Scott Rote. Installation: Madonna LOVE
Unique with Hand Carved Wood Love and Music Notes. $19,995. Authenticated PSA DNA Signature Included: Madonna Signature Displayed on Accompanying Display Plaque
Adam Scott Rote. Installation: Scarface Movie Reel
Unique Limited Edition. $19,995. Authenticated PSA DNA Signature Included: Al Pacino Signature Displayed on Accompanying Display Plaque
Adam Scott Rote. Installation: Star Wars Harrison Ford
Unique with Hand Carved Wood Movie Reel. $19,995. Starwars Installation Authenticated PSA DNA Signature Included: Harrison Ford Signature Displayed on Accompanying Display Plaque.
Adam Scott Rote. Installation: Wizard of Oz. Installation: Movie Reel.
$19,995. Wizard of Oz Installation Authenticated PSA DNA Signature Included: Margaret Hamilton Signature Displayed on Accompanying Display Plaque Munchkin Sculpture Hand Sculpted by Academy Award Winner Matthew Mungle
Adam Scott Rote. Let the Music Play Madonna - Erotica. Unique Limited Edition, Inquire About Alternative Sizes. 46 x 30 in. $5,995
Prince Single Panel Height Gloss Diamond Dust Finish Unique Mixed Media 48 X 30 $5995
The Last Three Issues we were treated to Vintage Posters from A Vintage Poster Gallery on Upper Duval Street "South Point Gallery" from 2014 (No Longer in Business). Here are the Three Issue to look back at the many Classic Vintage Posters we Featured June 15 Issue https://conta.cc/2MWcyHN , June 22 https://conta.cc/30ZmdWd , & June 29 https://conta.cc/3dFAz0v
I was in an airport sometime late 2019 and they had a large display down the corridors . Here is Part 2 of Vintage Travel Posters. ALSO THIS WEEK'S FEATURES Pt. 2 of 3 "First Class Air Travel in the 30s". Pt 2 of ? "55 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1930's #2". "Pt. 2 of ? "50 Amazing Vitage Photos of 1940's V4". All Three Classic Photographic Exhibitions are from a Very Large You Tube Video Provider "YESTERDAY / TODAY" of Hundreds (Maybe Thousands) of Classic Material Videos; and then I take StIll photos to Show You. ALSO THIS WEEK We Continue with WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM
MANGO MADNESS ART, WEST MARTELLO TOWER GARDENS BEAUTIFUL PLANTS, & MARGO ELLIS BRILLIANT QUILTS BUT FIRST A REMINDER THAT THE DIVERSE ART OF LOTHAR SPEAR WILL BE UP AFTER THE ABOVE MENTIONED...THESE TWO ARE : “Turtle Voyager” , 3x9”. Watercolor. 2019. “Flamingo Moon”. 5x7”. Watercolor and Acrylic on heavy pulp paper
2020 MANGO MADNESS started with one of the Best Kick Off Events (PRODUCTION) from Marky and Wonder Dog Productions
The TSKW Sends Regards and Tells us : We’re happy to report over 90 artists shared works for this year’s members show. For the first time ever, we’re delighted to be able to offer all works online. Looking for a specific artist? Artwork is arranged alphabetically by artist last name.
Work can be purchased online, or you can do it the old fashioned way by giving us a call at 305-296-0458.
(You can also see the work in person Wednesdays-Saturdays July 3-August 22, 12noon-4pm and by appointment. Please call us to make an appointment. Masks required. Maximum 10 person capacity. Read more here about our safety protocols.)
CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE 1 HR VIDEO KICK OFF EVENT (VERY UNIQUE & ENTERTAINING) which includes a ROOF TOP Message from Jed Dobbs and Eleana Devers. Then Wonder Dog Talent SUS & MORGAN. With Bartender Andy and TSKW's ERIN STOVER-SICKMEN making a Few Stops Around Town Delivering Mango Drinks, and then constant Cut Backs to Sus & Morgan Introducing a Few Works of Art on the First Floor
Last week in our July 13 Issue We had a Feature from MOTE Releasing 2 Sea Turtles names "Hookee" and "Joyce" . Here is Info. on another Sea Turtle Release named "JT"
Today, an adult, male loggerhead sea turtle, nicknamed "JT", will be released back into the Gulf of Mexico, after successful recovery at Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital. JT will be outfitted with a satellite tag by Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program.
On April 4, 2020, a member of the public reported an entangled sea turtle to Mote's 24/7 Stranding Investigations Program hotline. Due to a line from a crab trap being severely embedded in the turtle's neck and wrapped around its front flippers, Mote's team brought the turtle to Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, with assistance from Sarasota Police Department.
Upon arrival, it was obvious that the turtle, a loggerhead nicknamed JT, was a male due to its size and obvious tail. In rehabilitation, JT quickly began eating and was put on an antibiotic for his wounds. Read more about JT's case at mote.org/hospital.
JT is a good candidate for a satellite tag, and will be given a tag prior to being released by Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program. Male sea turtles do not return to land after they leave the beach as hatchlings, unless they are injured or sick. Therefore, they are a more elusive group to study. By satellite tagging adult male loggerheads that stranded and received hospital care, scientists can learn more about post-release behavior of rehabilitated turtles as well as behavior, habitat, home range and migratory pathways of adult male loggerheads in the Gulf of Mexico. After release, follow JT's track at mote.org/seaturtletracking.
If you see a distressed or deceased sea turtle, manatee, dolphin or whale in Sarasota or Manatee counties, report it to trained responders immediately. Contact Mote’s Stranding Investigations Program via their 24-hour hotline at 941-988-0212. Below are additional tips:
When calling, be ready to provide a thorough description of the animal, its behaviors, and the location.
Take photos and video if possible.
Never attempt to rescue or push back any animal in distress.
For other Florida counties, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC's) Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.
In the southeastern U.S., call 877-WHALE-HELP (877-942-5343).
Mote's sea turtle activities are conducted under FWC Marine Turtle Permits 027, 054, 070, 048, 028, and 216.
THIS PHOTO WAS SENT OVER BY ALYSON CREAN : THE KEY WEST SEA TURTLE CLUB
The Casa Marina nest began hatching this morning at 2:30am. Clearly the hatchlings were on Key West time
The hatchlings emerged from their nest at 8:30pm I'd like to thank our members who ensured order, distance and no interference at the nest.
WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM If you enjoy Looking Back at the 60s, 70, & 80's and Special Interest Photo Exhibitions. You Must Vist the website.. I have Featured Hundreds of their Photos in the last Two Years.
1) Anyone younger then 60 May have a Tough Time with this week's Material. Usually the Groovy History Features I Insert will have Multiple Subjects (Ex : The Early 70's A Look Back). This Week the Feature is Just is the Classic TV Series Produced by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry ( 2 Comedic Genuises from any Era). So here are 10 Photos with Brief Info. on the Editor of this article Rebeka Knott at the end, and a few Verbiage Inserts along the way. To begin with the Link to the Complete Article
Barbara Feldon and Don Adams as agent 99 and Maxwell Smart in a scene from Get Smart the TV series. Source: Getty Images / Bettmann
On Get Smart, Maxwell Smart was Agent 86, a bumbling secret agent of CONTROL who was constantly trying to foil the efforts of the evil organization KAOS. Smart, played by Don Adams, was a witless James Bond, lucky to have a fully competent partner in Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon), whose professionalism and preparedness helped Smart foil the bad guys even though he usually didn't deserve to.
The television series Get Smart and Maxwell Smart were the clever creation of two very funny guys: Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. The pair was approached by Daniel Melnick, of Talent Associates, Ltd., to create a show with a satirical twist to capitalize on, "the two biggest things in the entertainment world today." Melnick was referring to James Bond and Inspector Clouseau (from the Pink Panther movies, played by Peter Sellers) who were both popular in the 1960’s. Brooks and Henry were up for the challenge and the show hit the air in 1965, running for 5 seasons. Brooks would of course go on to great fame as an actor/writer/director, beginning with The Producers (1967). And Henry would become a famous screenwriter, beginning with The Graduate (1967) and a frequent host of Saturday Night Live.
PART 5 SUPERBOAT INTERNATIONAL 2015 RACES IN KEY WEST WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM From A Multi Week-Part Feature we did in 2015. I have Two Sections in this Issue
MORE OF PART 5 A RETRO FEATURE FROM THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL SUPER BOAT CHAMPIONSHIP AT Key West WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM ; UP SHORTLY
We Now Start Pt. 2 One of our THREE NEW Photographic Exhibitions from "YESTERDAY / TODAY" ( A Major You-Tube Content Provider)
Up Shortly We'll Continue with Part 2
of "55 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM 1930's #2 by " Yesterday / Today" You-Tube Content Provider that has Hundreds of Videos of Photographs ; Probably Thousands
The WEYW-TV Daily Morning TV Show "Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer" was on 5 days a week for a few Years around 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015. Jenna and I were the Executive Producers. Each week our Magazine Issues will have a few stills and will include a few Entire Program Links so you watch Entertaining Videos from Most of the Businesses and Organizations in Town that Appeared on our Daily TV Show
Here is the Good Morning Florida Keys Entire Show that Featured Elizabeth Young President of The Florida Keys Council of the Arts APPEARANCE 2ND WK OF JAN 03 SHOW #229
HERE ARE A FEW GOOD MORNING FLORIDA KEYS ON WEYW-TV SEGMENTS. There should be Hundreds of You-Tube Segments out there since Jenna and I produced Hundreds of Daily Morning TV Shows. Each Show Having Three to Four Segments.
POP UP ART GALLERY ( AKA FAST BUCK FREDDYS ART GALLERY) SHOW #149
Great Features, Photos of the Day, Hundreds of Photo Galleries, and Extensive Special Events Sections
NOW WE START WITH PART 4 of 4 "45 FASCINATING HISTORICAL PHOTOS". Also Up Shortly we Continue with WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM , and also Pt.2 of 3 a Brief Photo Feature "FIRST CLASS AIR TRAVEL IN THE 1930s" and Pt. 2 of "50 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1940's V4" + Up Shortly Section Two of Pt. 2 "55 Amamzing Vintage Photos from the 1930's #2"
Awesome Foundation $1000 Grant Will Fund Photo-Book for COVID-19 Relief
The Awesome Foundation Key West chapter recently presented a $1000.00 grant to Roberta DePiero and Carol Tedesco to support publishing of a limited edition commemorative photo-book of images shot by 25 area photographers during the “COVID-19 Spring,” taken when the Keys underwent an unprecedented months-long shutdown. Sales of the book will benefit Sister Season Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts on behalf of workers in tourist related industries including entertainment, hospitality, lodging, and some retail and guest services.
The project, titled “COVID-19 Spring – When Pandemic Met Paradise,” is the brainchild of DePiero, who said she spent a great deal of time during shutdown riding her bike and taking photos. Before long she noticed other photographers were doing the same and the book idea was born. She contacted photographer/publicist Tedesco, a long-time friend with whom DePiero had published a previous photo-book, and the two applied for and received the $1000.00 Awesome Foundation grant, which was soon enhanced by additional donations from Bill and Linda Klipp, Harpoon Harry’s, Simone Lasswell, and Michael Blades and Kathy Kilroy, raising the kitty to $2500.00 of a minimum $3000.00 goal.
“We calculate that with $3000 we can print approximately 200, 8.5x11 high quality soft-cover books,” said DePiero, “which if sold for $49 each will raise nearly $10,000.00 for Sister Season Fund’s crucial outreach during COVID-19.”
“Leveraging the Foundation’s $1000 grant to benefit the community at large is exactly the kind of awesome idea our trustees love to support and fund,” said Awesome Foundation Key West ‘Dean’ Michael Shields. “At this time of critical community need we welcome and invite others with such awesome ideas to apply.”
Photographers contributing to the still-to-be-titled book are: Peter Arnow, Susan Bailey, Michael Blades, Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Joe and Ozlem Berg, Larry Blackburn, Kyle Campbell, Jeffrey Cardenas, Alyson Crean, Roberta DePiero, Ralph DePalma, Heather Dow Todd Feit, Tony Gregory, Connie Groth, Jay Hall, Mark Hedden, Martha Hubbard, Bill Klipp, Linda Klipp, Corey Malcom, Rob O’Neal, Steve Panariello, Carol Tedesco, and Sharon Wells.
With a forward written by local arts advocate Rosi Ware, the book is anticipated to be in print and available some time in August. Anyone wishing to contribute to the printing cost and/or wishing to place advance orders, please contact Roberta DePiero at email@example.com. For more information about the Awesome Foundation Key West Chapter, visit awesomefoundationkeywest.org or contact Michael Shields at 305-394-3804.
Awesome Photobook 1:
Roberta DePiero, center, and Carol Tedesco, right, receive a “Big Check” from Awesome Foundation Key West Chapter trustee’s, left to right: Marjorie Townsend with children Rémi, 3 months, and Zoë, 7, Amy Culver, David Johnson, Mark Straiton, Chase Hurst, “Dean” Michael Shields, and Lynne Bentley-Kemp.
Awesome Photobook 2:
A page in the story: Due to Covid-19, the nightly Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square was paused from March 16 through June 5, during which time some of the artists created an uplifting art installation project around Key West.
ANNA SWEET EXHIBITION NOW AT EFFUSION ART GALLERY KW
Anna Sweet’s work marries a craftsman’s approach to material with an Art Nouveau influence. Known for her luminous underwater nudes, Sweet portrays the ethereal through harmonious modes of painting and photography. By employing radiant minerals and pigments, the artist reimagines familiar elements of nature and the female form, rendering them brilliantly new to the viewer’s eye.
Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, above her mother’s art gallery, Sweet and her nine siblings were immersed in the art world from a young age. Perennially inspired by the light of the sun and the movement of the body, Sweet’s hand evokes the dynamic sensuality of beauty in motion, capturing transient moments of swim or dance.
Revealing the sensuality and elegance of women throughout the most exotic waters of the world. Sweet engages minerals like mica, diamond dust, and glass on the image, Sweet’s mixed-medium approach offers an otherworldly experience. Sweet’s work mimics elements of her shooting environments and creates “effects like the glisten that occurs when the sun kisses the sea.” The photographic images and encased materials coalesce into a stunning, seemingly three dimensional representation of the subject. The subjects in this series are radiant displays of female beauty.
Effusion Gallery is happy to offer two unique collections from artist Anna Sweet.
Anna's 'Babes' collection feature underwater photographs that reveal the sensuality and elegance of women throughout the most exotic waters of the world. All pieces are limited edition, available in multiple sizes and are enhanced with mineral and resin elements.
Inspired by real life beaches, her 'Waves' collection feature several mediums that come together creating an almost photorealistic view of the sea from above. Each piece is made by hand, customizable and one of a kind.
"Elizabeth". The Only Moment We Have Is Now by Anna Sweet.
Edition of 50 // 40x60 inches // $6,910. Dye sublimation print overlaid with resin, minerals, and diamond dust.
"Tess". Mystic Beauty. by Anna Sweet. Edition of 50 // 40x60 inches // $6,900. Metallic C Print mounted to aluminum and overlaid with UV Resin, minerals, white pigment, and glass. Resin painting and minerals are incorporated making each piece one of a kind.
"Eve". To Live, To Breathe by Anna Sweet. Edition of 50 // 30x45 inches // $4,500. Metallic C Print mounted to aluminum and overlaid with UV Resin, minerals, and diamond dust.
Wave Series by Anna Sweet. Select one of her pre-made waves or have a custom piece created to your size specifications. Add additional layers of resin for dimension and depth. Prices upon request. Resin, acrylic pigments and minerals on wood art panel.
MORE FROM EFFUSION ART GALLERY AND ANNA SWEET UP SHORTLY.
THE PANEL : GWEN FILOSA (MIAMI HERALD), RICHARD TAMBORRINO (THE CITIZEN NEWSPAPER), BILLY DAVIS INDEPENDENT MEDIA) & MARK PORTER (SUPERINDENDENT MONROE SCHOOL SYSTEM)
The local election year continues with Hometown’s Candidate Forum live-stream event. Thank you for joining us and for your interest in promoting good government by becoming informed voters.
The featured races are: U.S. Representative (Republican Primary), State Senator District 39 (Democrat Primary), Key West City Commission District 3 and Key West Commission District 6. This schedule is subject to change.
For any persons needing closed captioning for this event, please watch the video on the Hometown YouTube Channel beginning Wednesday, July 15, 2020. We do not have the capability to add captions to this live video.
As my regular readers know I try when possible to acknowledge Christopher Elwell for the amazing work he does with many non profits here in the Keys for Decades. He truly is one of the GREAT people in the Keys in our Lifetimes. He Donates Hundreds of Thousands of $ and much of his time to the LEGITIMATE Non-Profit Organizations.. Christopher Posts on His Facebook Pages that his stores have Opened. Thanks Christopher; We are so Grateful to You, Royal, and Your Royal Furniture Stores. Important Note in this July 20th Issue..if you go to the Royal and Christopher Elwell Facebook Pages you will see some Inventory Sales; of course go in person to their Retail Units as Well.
We Now Start with Part 2 of THREE NEW Photographic Exhibitions from "YESTERDAY / TODAY" ( A Major You-Tube Content Provider)
Up Shortly We'll Continue with Part 2 of "50 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM 1940's Vol.4 by "Yesterday / Today" You-Tube Content Provider that has Hundreds of Videos of Photographs ; Probably Thousands
Our board of directors met last week and made the unanimous, sensible, and very sad decision to postpone "A Seminar Named Desire" for one year. It will now take place January 6–9, 2022. We are in the process of reconfirming the roster of presenters, and it appears that all will be able to join us for the new dates, along with others to be named later.
This will be the first January in nearly 40 years without the seminar. For me and for many of us here, it is the center around which the rest of the year turns. But it has become increasingly clear that it is not possible to hold the seminar during a pandemic, which, by all likelihood, will still be with us in January. It will be strange for the seminar not to be there — as so much about our lives is strange now.
As of now, the workshop program is still scheduled to take place in January. The smaller numbers of people involved leave us some room for optimism that it could be held safely come January, and we will continue to evaluate this over the next several weeks.
Thank you for your support of the Seminar during this time, and always,
Arlo Haskell | Executive Director
A Few Weeks ago Hugh Peche sent me a link to a Music Video . It was one of a Series of 'PLAYING FOR CHANGE" -Join The Movement". THESE ARE BRILLIANT VIDEOS . It takes Classic Rock Compositions and Insures that the Original Tune is well Respected in the Updated Rendition ; especially since every Video that is made will have the Lead Singer /Band Member/s Featured in the Production (If Still Around). The Production will Record many Musicians ALL OVER THE WORLD . Here are just 6 of perhaps 30 to 40 VIDEOS in their Catalog.
ROBERTA DEPIERO & Gal Pals Almost Everyday will travel (Journey) around Key West / Stock Island with some friends and sometimes Solo. I want to Thank You Roberta & Friends for providing amazing images ; especially to those like myself that are in Total Lockdown ISO.