We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent A Feature in this Issue). Three Above : Pt. 1 of 3 "18 Vintage Photos Showing What First Class Travel Was Like in the 1930's from You Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today", The Key West Gallery has Special Offers from Peter Max, Pt. 3 of 3 A Visit to the West Martello Tower & Botanical Gardens (From 2016), The South Florida Symphony Orchestra on Sunday July 12 Presents and On-Line Concert with Pianist Sofiya Uryvayeva, Key West Police Chief Promotes Lt. Kathleen Ream to Captain aupon her 25th Year Retirement. BELOW The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this Issue : Pt. 1 of a New Photographic Exhibition Showing Classic Posters in Airport Corriders, MOTE Releases Two Ocean Turtles, Pt. 1 "55 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1930's #2", Pt. 2 of 6 The 2020 Mango Madness from The Studios of Key West (TSKW) Showing All 90+ Works the Next 5 weeks (One Below:SOLD - MK Clapp-Mango Tide-Acrylic on Board-16" $300-Acrylic on board. 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. 1 "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. 4 A Feature from 2015 Super Boat International Championship in Key West, Pt.3 of 3 KWAHS (Custom House) Celebrates 125 Years (2016), & Pt. 5 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 Elizabeth Young Pres. of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts 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"
THE NEXT PHOTOS FROM FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE : Pt. 3 "45 Fascinating Historical Photos", Jag Gallery's Exhibition from Susan Sugar & Cathy Rose, Harrison Gallery + Her Helen has a New Line of Wearable Art, & More Photos from Artist / Photographer Bessy Cano.
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
JULY 13, 2020 ; going out to 7800 Weekly.
Extremely Important City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, & Other Very Useful Material-Links-Video Contained in JUST 1 AREA CLOSE TO THE END OF THIS ISSUE IN OUR "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" (Format Placement Purposely done this way to give you a Weekly Entertainment Getaway w/o Interruptions from the Serious Stuff)
Here are Four Local Groups Making Masks to Order : (If you want to add a Group/s making Masks Locally ; Please send to me at EK10@aol.com)
Jessica Argyle & Friends have been making some and Supplying the Front Line. Also This Issue Features Designer Art Wear Masks from Artist Hazel Griffiths
PS : To Save me many additional Hrs of Work and in order to get this Out Sooner then Later : I did not check ALL the Links. If you can't get through to a Site; SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE THE URL to your Browser
BEFORE WE GET TO NON STOP "ENTERTAINMENT" to Give Your Mind a Rest ; A Review of a few Features in the Crisis Information Section. 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 to the Crisis Videos, New & Encore Crisis Features, & Crisis Photos ALL Appear in Our ONE "Crisis Information" Section Toward the End of this Issue..ALSO WWW.KONKLIFE.COM , WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM and WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM will give you DAILY UPDATED IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
THIS WEEK some of the Videos and Material IN THE CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER : SOS Foundation, Monroe Co. Emergency Meeting, KW Mayor & Commissioner Lopez Hang 36 Banners on Duval St., KW Mayor Teri Johnston 7/9 Video Message, Monroe. Co. Mayor Heather Carruthers 7/7 Video Message, MCSO Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Video Messages from Dr. John Norris 7/11 & 7/12 (plus a Few Verbal Posts) TDC New Ads, Keys Mosquito Control Tells Us About Dengue Fever, KW City Mgr. Greg Veliz Speaks at the KWBG Luncheon (We have the URL Video Link), Stephanie Leone Rivas and One Clean Island.
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
Awesome Foundation Key West Presents Grant to SOS Foundation; Complete Details further down in this Issue
MONROE COUNTY EMERGENCY MEETING ON JULY 6
VIDEO URL LINK IN THE CRISIS INFORMATION SECTION
MANY PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OPINION ABOUT THE BLUE PAPER (A LOT POSITIVE AND Some Negative) ; and there are a few comments in past years that I don't agree with. THE UNDISPUTED FACT IS THAT THEY ARE GIVING AND CONSOLIDATING IN 1 PLACE DAILY ALL THE VIRUS INFORMATION ..EVERYDAY THEY WILL UPDATE CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE CRISIS and the Charts that they gather from ALL the LOCAL & CO. ORGNIZATIONS and Also Create themselves. IT'S AMAZING ALL THE WORK THEY DO. Of Course their other Insightful Features, Photos and Videos are Top Notch. That is why this Editor in a few places in my Issue will say to go to WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , WWW.THEWEEKLY.COM , and WWW.KONKLIFE.COM
Mayor Teri Johnston and Commissioner Clayton Lopez were out last week to help hang the first of 36 banners (Duval Street)
KEY WEST MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON AND HER WEEKLY VIDEO MESSAGE (7/9). URL LINK TO THE VIDEO IN THE CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER
MONROE COUNTY MAYOR HEATHER CARRUTHERS AND HER WEEKLY VIDEO MESSAGE (JULY 7). THE URL VIDEO LINK IS IN OUR CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER
DR. JOHN NORRIS and his ALMOST DAILY (EVEN A FEW TIMES A DAY) Video Messages. His Latest on Sat. 7/11 & Sun. July 12. THE URL VIDEO LINKS 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
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
TALKING ABOUT VINTAGE POSTERS : I was in an airport sometime late 2019 and they had a large display down the corridors . This Week we'll start a few Weeks Feature on these Posters with Just 3 this week due to Space / Time Constraints. ALSO THIS WEEKS NEW FEATURES Pt. 1 of 3 "First Class Air Travel in the 30s". Pt 1 of ? "55 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1930's #2". "Pt. 1 of ? "50 Amazing Vitage Photos of 1940's V4". All Three Classic NEW 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.
PARTIAL ENCORE FROM LAST WEEK "MANGO MADNESS" Kick Off Event PLUS 12 MEMBER'S ART WORK in this Issue...THE NEXT 4 FEATURES / WEEKS We'll CONTINE TO SHOW THE 90+ WORKS. The July 6th Issue did show The First 8.
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
WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 305-294-3210 OPENED IN 1862
They are now OPEN ONLY Sat & Sun 9:30a-12:30p, and wisely require MASKS even though you are outside ( AND ASK PLEASE NO GROUPS OVER 10)
Part 3 : In August 2016 THE KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY WWW.KWAHS.ORG at CUSTOM HOUSE CELEBRATED 125 YEARS Here are a few photos we used for a Feature in the Magazine in August 2016. I have 29 Photos so; this will be a 3 Part Issue Feature.
July 9, 2020 — SARASOTA, Fla. — Two sea turtles have been returned to the Gulf of Mexico after recovering at Mote Marine Laboratory's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital. The turtles were released on July 8 on Casey Key near a private residence.
The first to be released was a juvenile green sea turtle juvenile, nicknamed "Hookee". Aptly named, Hookee was accidentally caught by a fisherman on June 20, 2020 in Englewood, Florida. The fisherman immediately called Mote's 24/7 Stranding Investigations Program hotline and held the turtle until the team arrived. After being transported to Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital, Hookee underwent surgery to remove the hook from its esophagus. In total, Mote staff cared for Hookee for 18 days before release.
Next up was a far bigger turtle, Joyce, an adult female loggerhead sea turtle. Originally reported swimming erratically by a member of the public, Joyce has been recovering at Mote's hospital since March 27, 2020. It took several months for Joyce to begin foraging on her own and become less buoyant.
The successful rescue, rehabilitation and release of both Hookee and Joyce stress the important role that private citizens can play in aiding local wildlife. 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.
Top in our LEAD TEASE PHOTOS: Female loggerhead sea turtle female Joyce crawling towards the water during her release.
Below : Juvenile green sea turtle juvenile Hookee at Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital
Photo credit: Carlos Matthews / Mote Marine Laboratory
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MOTE MARINE in their regular weekly section toward the end of this Issue.
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 the First One ( Perhaps Most of these)..Every Teen Age Boy watching Gilligan's Island had a Crush on the Two Women (Ginger) and Pictured Below (Mary Anne) Dawn Wells
2)Motorcycle's Babe Ruth 3 Time National Motorcycle Champion Don Hawley with Model / Actress Arlene Hunter.
3)Sweeden Model and Celebrity Maude Adams
4) Before Cell Phone A Popular Early Evening Hang in Colleges Everywhere
5) Only 28 Cents for a Hamburger
6) The GE WideScreen 1000
7) TV Special with Diane Carroll, Frank Sinatra, & Dean Martin
8) The 1970's Short Lived TV Series "Too Close for Comfort" with the Beloved Ted Knight & The Classic "Caddy Shack"
PART 4 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 4 A RETRO FEATURE FROM THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL SUPER BOAT CHAMPIONSHIP AT Key West WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM ; UP SHORTLY
We Now Start One of our THREE NEW Photographic Exhibitions from "YESTERDAY / TODAY" ( A Major You-Tube Content Provider) with Section 2 in this Issue Up Shortly
Up Shortly We'll Continue with Part 1 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
BESSY CANO A LOCAL ARTIST AND FRIEND TRAVELS FREQUENTLY ALL OVER THE LOWER AND MIDDLE KEYS TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS that can be found on her Facebook Page :https://www.facebook.com/BessyCanoArt with her ART included Here are 7 photos and then shortly up another 6 and the next few weeks we'll be Featuring Lots of Bessy's Photographs and Art. Thanks Bessy, Safe Travels
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.
FILM HISTORIAN AND CRITIC SHIRREL RHOADES SHOW#223
NOW WE START WITH PART 3 of 4 "45 FASCINATING HISTORICAL PHOTOS". Also Up Shortly we Continue with WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM , and also start a Brief Photo Feature "FIRST CLASS AIR TRAVEL IN THE 1930s" and Pt. 1 of "50 Amazing Vintage Photos from the 1940's V4" + Up Shortly Section Two of Pt. 1 "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.
Several hundred people viewed the live event on June 12. And while it was a challenge to produce, it was well worth it as Monroe County voters are now more informed about who is running, why they are running and why they want you to cast your vote for them.
We will be hosting two Question & Answer Forums in July prior to the mail-in vote ballot for the August 18 Primary election. A panel of distinguished interviewers will pose issue, candidate contrast and platform questions for the Primary Ballot races listed below.
HERE IS THE INFO ON THE JULY 13TH Q & A FORUM
HOMETOWN ANNOUNCES Q&A CANDIDATE FORUMS
[July 7, 2020, Key West, FL] Pour your favorite beverage, download Hometown’s 2020 Election Guide, and watch the local candidates go one-on-one from the comfort of your home, office, or other properly distanced environment.
On Monday, July 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm, candidates in the US Congressional (Republican), State Senate (Democrat) and Key West Commission seats 3 and 6 races will be asked issue, candidate contrast and platform questions by four distinguished panelists.
This is your first chance to hear the candidates on some of the most important issues of the day. Go to www.hometownkeywest.com and click on 2020 ELECTION GUIDE, download and follow along.
The panelists for the July 13, Q&A Forum will be: Richard Tamborrino, Publisher, Key West Citizen; Billy Davis, Executive Director, A Positive Step of Monroe County; Gwen Filosa, FLKeysNews.com and Miami Herald Reporter and Mark Porter, Superintendent, Monroe County School District.
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 13th 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.
GOOD FRIEND ARTIST HAZEL GRIFFITHS SENDS REGARDS FROM FTL/PALM BEACH and Tells us that she just came out with Designer Face Masks. I had to pay $4300 for my Two GRIFFITHS. You can have a GRIFFTHS for a few $ https://www.facebook.com/hazel.griffiths.35
We Now Start One of our THREE NEW Photographic Exhibitions from "YESTERDAY / TODAY" ( A Major You-Tube Content Provider) with Section 2 in this Issue Up Shortly
Up Shortly We'll Continue with Part 1 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.