We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent Just a Few of the Features in this Issue). Above : TDC's Feature on Two Marathon Galleries (Above "The Art Studio"teaches enthusiasts how to throw clay, fuse glass, create jewelry and paint and glaze self-selected ceramics).This Week in the September 7th. 2020 Issue : Imprumptu Classical Concerts of Key West Gives You a Survey, The TDC's September on-Line "Keys Traveler" with Many Features on Nature-The Ocean-Wildlife-Art in their Constantly Changing Website WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM, Pt. 1 WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM"42 Unbelivable Reto Photos, Our Weekly Feature from The Key West Gallery showing most of the year round artists that hang (This Week : Hu Jun Di), Pt 5 "Animal Moms", The City of Key West Swears In the Winners, and Pt. 4 of Popular You-Tube Content Producer "Yesterday / Today" "52 Vintage Photos of Florida in the 1920s.
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this Issue September 7, 2020 Issue : Pt. 2 of 3 "RESTOMOD" Very Expensive Classic Cars (Below is the 1972 AMC JAVELIN Ring Brothers "Defiant"), KWPD Cheif Brandenburg Promotes to the Rank of Sargeant Officer Brenda Sellers who Retired after 23 Year of Service, Pt. 2 Bird Photographs, Photos of Manzanillo Beach Limon Province Costa Rica. Also Featuring This Week ; The Symphony Orchestra on 9/13 Features a Live DOU Performance of HUIFANG CHEN & KATARINA NAZAROUA (Both Violinists Play at 7:30) Sunday 7:30PM on Facebook as well as their website : Then a Repeat Perfromance 7:30 on Monday 9/14 on You-Tube. Encore Feature from Zazoo Art Gallery Offers an Original One of a Kind Autographed Classic Photograph of Michael Jordan and Muhammed Ali & An Encore on the Madonna Offering, Roberta DePiero travels around KW and Stock Island almost everyday to Shoot Photos and Video and then Posts on FB & Shares with Us (This Issue Contnues Roberta's Shooting ALL The Historic Markers, Part 4 from the You-Tube Popular Content Provider "Yesterday / Today" "Amamzing Vintage Photos of "Life in America in the 1900s and 1910s" from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today", The Studios of Key West (WWW.TSKW.ORG) 2020 Mango Madness "People's Choice Awards" Found in their weekly section, Pt. 2 Bill and Linda Klipp Adventurer / Wildlife Photographs are still in the Discovery Bay Area Shooting Different Wildlife & Plants /Flowers/Farms, & Karen Wray's "Collections" Gallery on Stock Island brings in 3 New Artists : EnriqueDelvalle, Brad Gruss,Wilfredo Fernandes
The Next Batch of Photos Representing some of the Features in this September 7th 2020 Issue : Pt. 5 "48 Funny Vintage Photos" from the You-Tube Popular content Provider "Yesterday / Today", Lothar Speer has through The Key West Art Center Two Days of On-Line Classes (9/15 16 for "Figure Drawing Workshop" (Lothar Treats Us to some of his works), Johnny White's WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM : He Sent Over Many Photographs from Past Issues to Share for Many Weeks, Dr. Jack Norris of The Lower Keys Medical Center gives us one of his Brilliant Insightful Brief Videos, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens Receives an Award, SOS Foundation "Helps make Greeting Cards for Seniors" . Also in this September 7th.. Issue : Monroe County Fire Rescue Attends Annual Required Aircraft Fire Rescue Drills, Skipper Kripitz and Friends Play around Town ( If you are a Performer and like to tell our readers about your Live or On-Line Performances ; Reach out to me; E-Mail at the Very End of this Issue), + Nance Frank Owner of Gallery on Greene promotes James Kerr-Silvia Rivero & Michael Harrell,+ Special Raffle for an Original Peter Vey to help out Frankie Endico, The Key West Business Guild (KWBG) Last Luncheon + Upcoming Info.., Reef Relief Virtual Classroom ( Info. at the Very End of the Issue)
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
September 7th. 2020 ; going out to 7800 Weekly.
The Weekly "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" Feature has Grown Large in Order to keep you Well Informed from
The City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, & Other Very Important Local & National Organizations. This Info. will now APPEAR Every Week as a PART 2 LINK at the Very End of Each Part 1 Issue.
Every Part 1 will contain VERY IMPORTANT LINKS at the Beginning of Each Issue (to give you Easy to Find Info. in One Place).
ALSO IN PART 2 : Extensive Listings of Many Websites from Local Organizations that have Contributed Features the Last 8 Years + Most of the Art Gallery Websites + Many Local Entertainment Videos + Classic Music Videos.
Jason & Kate Kohler Owners of The Weekly WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM 305-743-0844 Jason@Keysweekly.com
Guy DeBoer Sailor Extraordinaire and Owner & Editor of the Konk Publications WWW.KONKLIFE.COM 305-296-1630 Info@Konklife.com
Although with our recent change in Bringing you these videos in Part 2 of my Magazine to save me 1 day each week of time ; which I so need. I needed to insert the USUAL BRILLIANT COMMENTARY VIDEO FROM DR. JOHN NORRIS here . Hit this Video Link from him about the STURGIS Motorcycle Rally and the Problems that these Motorcycle Jerks are creating.
I POSTED ON MY FACEBOOK a Conversation I had with Harley Davidson (2 days ago) and A CALL FOR ACTION on their Part.. Due to the Lenght of the Post ; Please enjoy some of our Lead Features and then soon after will be the POST. WE CAN SAVE THE WORLD AND YOUR LIFE; SERIOUSLY; PLEASE READ MY POST AND MAKE A CALL (It's So Easy to do).. Ed Krane
Extremely Imopratportant Latest Video from Key West Mayor Teri Johnston 9/4/2020
The Florida Department of Health Plans Free COVID-19 Testing Events in Tavernier and Marathon
" The Florida Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 testing by appointment. To schedule one, please call (786) 910-9764 or email TestingMonroe@flhealth.gov. No walk-ins allowed. Testing is at no cost. Must be a Monroe County resident with valid ID.
Tavernier: Roth Building at 50 High Pt. Rd. - Sept 8 from 1 – 4pm.
Marathon: Ruth Ivins Center at 3333 Overseas Hwy - Sept 10 from 1 – 3:30pm. "
WE START OUR SEPTEMBER 7TH. ISSUE WITH A Few Photos from Manzanillo Beach Limon Province Costa Rica
Manzanillo is a village located inside the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife and Marine Refuge. Manzanillo is situated south of Puerto Limon in Limón Province on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. The main attraction of this tiny town is its white sand beach lined with palm trees.
A Few More Photos from MANZANILLO BEACH LIMON PROVINCE COSTA RICA Up Shortly
We Continue with our Multi-Part / Week Feature of the Artists that Hang Year Round at the Gallery. This week Featuring
HU JUN DI
Hu Jun Di was born in the Jilin province in Northern China in 1962. He moved with his family at the height of the Cultural Revolution to the city of Chongqing where he was able to secretly study painting at 9 under a renowned Chinese instructor who has trained some of modern China's most celebrated artists. After the revolution, he continued his training in the oil department of the Southwest Educational College. His work is full of dense Chinese colors, the lush atmosphere and Sichuan's warm moisture is floating in the paintings. His brilliance is in the harmonious blend of traditional Chinese brush with the unmatched depth of oils, melting the eastern and western cultures and techniques together with complete integrity. He does not use models. He paints the character in his mind, catching a moment.
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Hu Jun Di
Day Dream by the Lotus
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After these Two below we'll have 5 Additional Up Shortly amd then Many additional Photos in this Feature ofr the next few Issues.
Oh how times have greatly changed. Back in the 1930s, society's perception of beauty was for women to have a few extra pounds on them. Thin women were looked as scrawny, weak, and nervous. Think of Olive Oil from Popeye. See what I mean? And the best way recommended to women for adding extra pounds was to drink lots of beer. According to this ad, that's what doctors prescribed for putting on an extra 5-15 lbs in just a few weeks. But then again, this was the same era where they also had ads with doctors recommending smoking cigarettes. Though prescribing beer seems insane, hops, which are are found in beer, has been used in herbal medicine since before the 1500s.
Madonna Louise Ciccone has been the Queen of Pop - since her arrival on the scene back in the '80s. Surprisingly (or not), Madonna was raised by Catholic parents in the suburbs of Detroit. A pure product of Motor City, her dad worked as an engineer designer for Chrysler and General Motors. Early on, Madonna's dad inspired her to get into the arts, putting her in classical piano lessons and ballet classes. She was a straight-A student in high school and was even a member of the cheerleading squad. Madonna received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan - but ended up dropping out in order to move to New York City to pursue her dream. And the rest is Madonna history!
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
Then to follow Part 4 of our Photo Feature "52 Vintage Photos of Florida in the 1920s, then to follow some amazing Classic Cars, and then Of course More Art and Classic Photos Pt. 4 "50 Amazing Vintage Photos Life in America 1900s and 1910s", Pt. 5 "48 Classic Funny Photos", then Up Shortly Pt.2 Info about Lothar Speer's On-Line "Figure Drawing Workshop" and some of his work. Three of the Vintage / Classic Photo Features are from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today"
What Have I done?
A large part of parenthood is learning new ways to handle the exhaustion. While as humans we can hire nannies or get a babysitter for a night, our feline friends don't have the same privilege. Since those in the animal kingdom can't just leave their kids with a sitter while they meet up with their friends for a drink, they have to resort to other ways to work through their tiredness. Perhaps this tired mom of several kittens is focusing on what life was like before motherhood. Back when her life was carefree and naps were plentiful. Compared to what her life has become, surely she looks back at that time as the glory days. Surely the sight of her beautiful furry babies will remind her of the joys of motherhood though!
While many first time parents fear their kids will get their mother's nose or their grandfather's hairline, there's also the joy of seeing a child that comes out with the features we love. They may have your partner's smile and your eyes, adding to the already prominent bond a parent has with their newborn from the moment they arrive. Parents of the animal kingdom may have similar emotions when they give birth. This mama dog may be exhausted after delivering eight pups, but she's certainly proud of passing on her unique birthmark. Here, momma is posing with one of her newborn puppies showing off their identical heart-shaped markings. We can only hope this one-of-a-kind trait gets passed down again and again!
Some Personal Space, Please
In addition to your freedom, you lose your privacy the moment you start having children. Since they can't take care of themselves, they look to their parents for everything. From something to eat to a cozy place to nap, we can't even use the bathroom without our kids barging in on us. After all, they have the right to! This cat knows all about the lack of privacy that comes with motherhood. With her kittens all still learning to walk, their tiny legs can't keep up. So, rather than walk at their pace, this impatient momma allows her offspring to ride on her back. She may be giving up a bit more privacy, but at least she knows they'll get where they need to be in a timely manner.
We've Definitely Made This Face
As a parent, we've all had that moment when we thought, "What was I thinking when I decided to have children?" It runs through our minds when our kids use a screwdriver to draw pictures on our new car, or when they rip off their clothes in public, or when they throw a fit in the supermarket by ripping everything off the shelves in that aisle. Based on her expression, that's precisely what's going through this Opossum's mind. While she may be trapped in the middle of a major breakdown, look at how her babies remain calm. Unfortunately for this new mom, she can't play dead to get out of this one.
WE CONTINUE WITH PART 5 OF 6 "ANIMAL MOMS" UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE
WE START PART 6 OF "ANIMAL MOMS" in the September 14th. Issue
WE NOW CONTINUE WITH BOTH PART 4 of the CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS BOTH FROM EXCELLENT YOU-TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER "YESTERDAY /TODAY" the one Immediately below is called "52 VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN FLORIDA DURINGTHE 1920s". Shortly Up Part 4 of '50 AMAZINGVINTAGE PHOTOS FROM THE 1900's and 1910's Vol. 3"
Up Shortly Part 4 of another "Yesterday / Today" Content Provider with Hundreds and Thousands of Entertining Photographs; This One is called "50 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM 1900's AND 1910's Vol. 3". Pt. 5 "52 Vintage Photographs of Life in Florida in the 1920s in the September 14th. Issue
WWW.BRAKEFORIT.COM This Company Sponsored a Feature of 30 Photos from Cars that are : RESTOMOD . Here are just 6 Photos ; the remaining 25 Photos will be in the September 14 and 21st. Issues.
If you’re into vintage-looking cars, but you still want all of the power and flourishes of modern design, look no further than “restomodding.” The term “restomod” is just the combination of restoration and modification. People take old cars and deck them out with all of the latest and greatest gadgets in the automotive industry.
This is the best way to combine classic style and modern performance. They may have had the aesthetics down pat in the past, but modern-age cars can’t be beat when it comes to mechanics.
The Cars Below :
7)ALF ROMEO GTA-R290
8) MG LES0 1962
9)AMC JAVELIN 1972 RING BROTHERS "DEFIANT" (ABOVE IN LEAD TEASE PHOTOS)
10) "MECHATRONICS" AMG 55 COUPE W3 mERCEDES-bENZ
11) SINGER 911 DLS
12) "LEGACY" CLASSIC TRUCKS USING A DODGE POWER WAGON
OUR GOOD FRIEND NANCE FRANK OWNER OF GALLERY ON GREENE HAS A LARGE FEATURE IN THIS ISSUE UP SHORTLY FEATURING JAMES KERR, SILVIA RIVERO & MICHAEL HARRELL (Just 3 of the Hundreds of Year Round Hanging Artists). Below is one of those MUST HELP scenerios for a VERY NICE PERSON with AN EXTREMELY AWESOME RAFFLE PRIZE.
IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION TO HARLEY DAVIDSON UP AFTER 2 FEATURES
ROBERTA DEPIERO Almost Everyday will travel (Journey) around Key West / Stock Island . I want to Thank You Roberta for providing amazing images ; especially to those like myself that are in Total Lockdown ISO.
The Anne McKee Artist Fund of the Florida Keys is proud to announce that 10 of our previous grant recipients and two current board members are participating in this fundraising project for Sister Season Fund, Inc.
Contributing photographers/previous grant recipients: Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Larry Blackburn, Ralph DePalma, Todd Andrew Feit, Tony Gregory, C.J. Groth, Mark Hedden, Martha Hubbard, Rob O’Neal, Carol Tedesco, and Sharon Wells. Board Members: Roberta DePiero and Eric Grahl.
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 26 area photographers during the “COVID-19 Spring,” taken when the Keys underwent an unprecedented months-long shutdown. Which is why all proceeds from the sales of this book go to Key West’s Sister Season Fund, which is dedicated to helping all of the many people working in tourist related industries, including entertainment, hospitality, lodging, and some retail and guest services.
With a forward written by local arts advocate Rosi Ware, the book is anticipated to be in print and available some time in September. Anyone wishing to contribute to the printing cost and/or wishing to place advance orders, please contact Roberta DePiero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the artists featured in this book gave their work for free, to help their fellow community members be able to stay in our small piece of Paradise – “One Human Family” Indeed!
Anne Mckee Artists Fund of Floirda Treasurer
Two below flyers can be found on Roberta DePiero's Facebook PageFacebook
WE NOW CONTINUE from Past Issues Roberta DePiero's Journeys around KW & Stock Island to Photograph ALL The Historic Marker Signs. Here are the Captions / Descriptions of Images that Roberta writes with the inclusion of her Photos on Facebook
#123 The Cuban Club
#51 Cayo Hueso, Mallory Square. Hear about "Bone Island" and the origins of Key West's name.
#47 Civil War Union Blockage, Mallory Square, circa 1861. More than 300 blockade-running ships were intercepted between 1861-1865.
#39 Mosquito Fleet, Mallory Square, circa 1822. Commissioned with the goal of destroying the pirates of the Caribbean.
#29 Cuban Missile Crisis, Mallory Square, circa 1962. The front line of the threat of nuclear war with Cuba, Soviet Union and the U.S
#37 The Mallory Steamship Lines, Mallory Square, circa 1860. The ship line operated 70 steamships between New York City and Key West
# 13 William Wall Warehouse, 410 Wall, circa 1824. Wall arrived as a shipwreck victim and became a pioneer in the cigar industry
The Images are Below the HISTORIC MARKER (Including an Extra Image forfor Coast Guard Headquarters. OUTSTANDING JOB as usual; Thanks Roberta DePiero..More of your Journey Photographing Historic Marker Signs in this Issue Up Shortly
More Historic Marker Photo Shoot Up Shortly from Roberta DePiero
Celebrities are just ordinary people....except they are rich, famous, beautiful, and incredibly talented. Celebrities also take amazing photos. And we have photos of celebrities captured in their natural habitat - like you've never seen before. During the 70s and 80s, there was a show called, Battle of the Network Stars. Not only did TV stars compete in athletic contests, but it also allowed the TV network to feature actresses in tight and wet swimsuits for pure titillation purposes. And we have the photos to prove it. Not only that, but we also have candid shots of such old-timey sex symbols as Buffalo Bill Cody, an 18-year old John Candy, and Jamie Lee Curtis - years before she broke big in the movie, Halloween.
If that's not enough, we'll also show you how men were taught to kiss women in 1911 and what was on the breakfast menu the day the Titanic sunk. Let's journey forward to a world of mystery, intrigue, and celebrities like you've never seen them before.
Sure this looks fun, but it didn't end well. On September 27th, 1986, 1.5 million helium-filled balloons were release in Cleveland as part of Balloonfest '86; a fundraising effort organized by the United Way. The purpose was to break the world record for the biggest simultaneous balloon launch. It was meant to be whimsical and fun, but ended up being a environmental disaster. The balloons got caught in a storm and drifted back down to earth. The airborne balloons also clouded the sky and caused a local airport to shut down a runway. I'm pretty darn sure someone got fired for coming up with this stunt - because with 1.5 million balloons, what possible could've gone wrong?
Why did this never catch on? The 1950s was a time for an optimistic view of a better tomorrow. And what could make suburban life better than a futuristic air conditioned lawn mower. On Oct. 14, 1957, the future of lawn mowing took a new turn with the addition of a beautiful air conditioned bubble; the rider could cut the lawn while looking like a creature in some sort of futuristic zoo while riding in a clear five foot sphere. Not only was this appliance air conditioned, but it also had an electrical generator that powered such life necessities as a radio telephone and a chilled drink dispenser.
Because of her role of Wonder Woman, on the 70s TV show, Lynda Carter was voted 3rd in the recent AOL poll: TV's Sexiest Women Ever. Sure Carter is a beauty, but did you know that she also performed many of her own stunts on Wonder Woman? Well she did; including hanging from a helicopter. This was much to the nervous chagrin of network execs at ABC. She also appeared as a daredevil on the 1977 show, Circus of the Stars. Carter was the target of darts being thrown at her by fellow actor, David Janssen. Fortunately he missed.
It must of been insane to be married to Robin Williams during the moment when he skyrocketed to fame back in the 70s. Valerie Velardi would know - and you should hear the stories she has to tell in the recently released documentary, Come Inside My Mind. The couple first met in 1976 when Williams was an unknown actor and comedian in San Francisco. The couple got married in 1978 and stayed together for 10 years before Velardi filed for divorce. The Mork and Mindy star wasn't really the most faithful of husbands. HE REALLY LOVED WOMEN, HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED WOMEN ; AND I GOT IT; Velardi recently commented
AS DISCUSSED IN THE OPENING "A CALL TO ACTION" ..Many Calls to Harley Davidson need to be made. PLEASE READ WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP SAVE ALL OF US (It's so easy to do and WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE). Thanks Ed
Here is my Update to my Harley Davidson..and Sturgis Post Yesterday 9/3, as my Positive Reaction to Dr. Jack Norris ALWAYS Insightful and Voice of Reason Video Post on 8/25. I called Harley Davidosn and Politely Explained in detail what Harley Davidson and the other Motorcycle Mfg should Do..It seemed that the LIVE Person at HD was very in tune to what I was saying and I genuinely believe that Rich will tell the Powers that be at HD..he was typing everything I said and I will Open my 9/7 Magazine Issue with the chat and Info for our 7800 Readers to get Involved ; and my PLEA FOR everyone to contact Harley .. I will also call the NYT Editorial Desk today and discuss the conversation I had with HD and Possible help from NYT. Here is the Info CALLED to HD at 800-258-2464 hit 3 , and then either 3 again or 7 ( hopefully you will be connected to the Event / Everything Else Dept. and talk to Rich or another Live Person..You can mention my case #4159203...Tell HD that they should IMMEDIATELY not in 2 weeks or a month..NOW..do a National Campaign to get ALL motorcylists not just HD Owners ; to stop this INSANE Behavior as demonstrated in Sturgis .. I explained (Politely) that HD has an Obligation to Save the World , and get the message out that "wouldn't it be COOL to have at their Rallys the attitude that you need to wear masks" In fact I mentioned to HD that they should MFG Masks with HD Logo on it ; and put something simple; like do the right thing or save the world instead of SPREADING this Disease....My Phone number is 954-448-4324 if anyone would like to add on to this idea; Everyone in this group should IMMEDIATELY Contact HD ; and explain they need to act NOW before it's too late...also they gave me an address to write to (they did not have an E-Mail Handy ; but perhaps their is one)...HARLEY DAVIDSON CUSTOMER CARE 3700 WEST JUNEAU AVE. MILWAUKEE . WISCONSIN, 53208.. I am going to tag..Lothar Speer and John Martini on this to get more visibility . I will also copy and paste this and put into my personal FB Acct.. Cheers; Ed Krane
We cook meals for 230 seniors in Key West, and we’d love your help making cards for them! Starting Monday, August 31st, we will have this card collection box located inside the breezeway at the Community Kitchen (1020 United St). If you’re looking for an activity for your kids, homemade cards would really make a senior’s day. We would prefer 1/2 size sheets of paper (or a full-size folded in half). Photos are fine to include, just no food please!
*We will quarantine the cards before delivering.
KAREN WRAY at Collections Gallery sends her regards and this photo below representing 3 of the artist at Collections :
Boza's Comparsa by Enrique delValle, Cuban Mahogany Hogfish by Brad Gruss, Cuban Joy Ride by Wilfredo Fernandez - always part of our ever changing exhibition!
Collections, Key West Gallery
Open by appt., give a call, we’re typically just down the dock!
LOTHAR SPEER Sept 15&16 ZOOM figure drawing workshop. THIS: culinary metaphor (First Drawing) as a little primer for my upcoming Sept 15&16 ZOOM figure drawing workshop through the #keywestartcenter To sign up you can simply call them at (305)294-1241. Lothar Speer Updates Us " there’s still a few spots left in my upcoming national ZOOM figure drawing workshop in Sept 15 & 16, 2020, from 1-4 PM! Only $ 130 for 6 hrs of instruction. My qualification: Natl Academy, Vienna, A/ BFA, Loyola U, ILL/ MFA, PAFA, PA. To sign up you can simply call the tel number in the registration form (305)294-1241.
A few More Drawings and Detailed Info. on Lothar and the Class Up Shortly
Jill and Sean from the Farmers Market and Key West Artisan Market and Owners of WWW.DAILYPLAN-IT.COM Send regards and this Message
Florida Keys Seafood Festival Cancelled Due to Covid
The Board of Directors of the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen has voted unanimously to cancel their only fundraiser. The 11th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival was scheduled for January 16-17, 2021 (Martin Luther King weekend) at the Truman Waterfront in Key West.
Executive Director, Captain Bill Kelly said the primary concern is protecting the health and welfare of the fishermen and their families who catch, clean, cook and serve the food, the guests, patrons and all others connected with the event. In addition, the City of Key West has canceled all events originally scheduled through the end of this year and is currently not accepting permit applications for any events to be hosted on city property in 2021. Captain Kelly explained of the difficult decision, "Large-scale, food events of this type require plenty of lead time, food ordering, advance deposits and countless hours of preparation. Therefore, in the best interests of all, the January event is officially canceled." He is cautiously hopeful a seafood celebration could still take place in 2021. "As fishermen, we are forever optimistic and hope the pandemic will run its course in due time", he said. " Should that happen, we will consider conducting a seafood festival later in the year."
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association important work in supporting sustainable fishing programs, marine restoration projects, consumer education and scholarships for college-bound students from Key Largo to Key West. For more information or to make a donation visit https://www.fkcfa.org/
Dear Subscribers and Friends of Impromptu Classical Concerts,
Our 2021 season is approaching, and as the Impromptu Board seeks the proper response to the Covid19 epidemic, we are reaching out to those closest to us to ask your opinion about the upcoming season. We, of course, want very much to have the wonderful performers we have scheduled to join us, but we recognize that our season may simply be impossible. Among other concerns, there would be no intermissions. The health and safety of all concerned is our top priority.
We value your opinion on this, and we hope you will take the time to complete the short survey at the link which follows.
Thank you very much for your support and your help in this very difficult time!
George Korn, President
PART 4 OF "50 AMAMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1900' TO 1910's and PART 5 is in the September 14th. Issue. Our 3 Vintage Photo Features are Provided by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday / Today"
NOW THE TOURIST COUNCIL OF THE FLORIDA KEYS : EVERY MONTH THEY PRODUCE THE ON-LINE "THE KEYS TRAVELER" Filled with very informative Features. They have an Extensive Website filled with Feature Articles, Photographs, & Videos. Their website gets updated evey month.
As well as human visitors who come to the Florida Keys for rest and renewal, marine creatures in need come calling, too. Some arrive with health problems, while others are injured, orphaned or lost.
Throughout the island chain, ailing sea turtles, manatees, dolphins and whales encounter a willing and dedicated group of professionals and volunteers ready to lend a helping hand. Even during the global coronavirus crisis, the Keys' nature and wildlife rehabilitation centers have continued rescuing and rehabilitating wild creatures requiring care.
In recent months, a number of rehabilitated turtles and manatees have been released back into their ocean home off the Keys — including one rare turtle that's a contestant in an international ocean-going "race."
A Few Weeks ago Adam Scott Rote had an Exhibition that Involved Two Different Series : World Famous "The American Ruins Series" and then the Brand New "Provocative & Sensual Exhibition". If you click the August 17th Link https://conta.cc/2DVYRqVand the August 10th Link;https://conta.cc/3a8EN0o you will see both our Adam Scott Rote Features. These Two Issues also have 3 or 4 of the Gallery's Artists. The last 4 Issues and perhaps 4 more Issues continues Featuring Most of the Artists at The Key West Art Gallery. Of course go directly to their website to see ALL their artists and Exhibitions.. Also a little Further Down is a complete List of Kellie's Special Events.
Parents are often proud of their children, despite their shortcomings. A baby doesn't have to grow up to be successful or even very intelligent to earn the love of their parents. Those in the animal kingdom are no different, as we can see pictured here. As these cats look over their offspring with pride, we can see their kittens busily slurping up their food without a care in the world, they're admiring their creations.
All kids go through a stage of sleeping in their parent's beds. Whether they're having nightmares or simply prefer cuddling up to mom and dad, there's a point in every parent's life when their beds get too crowded. It's not just human parents who get woken up in the middle of the night by tiny feet digging into their ribs though. We all know dogs have no concept of personal space, but this dog mom is baring the weight of her pups. This may have been acceptable when her puppies were newborns, but now that they're all grown up it's probably time they slept in their own beds. There's no doubt that this dog mom will be feeling sore when she wakes up!
The Classic Pin
The classic cuddle and pin move is most commonly used among parents of antsy toddlers who just won't stay in bed. As a last resort, this technique involves holding the child tight enough so they can't escape your grip. Ultimately, the goal is to wear them out so that they eventually fall asleep. Looking at this gorilla spooning her offspring, it would appear that humans aren't the only species that get frustrated with their kids around bedtime. Far from being a new parenting trick, this gorilla seems to be using it to calm her rambunctious young. Likely she's desperate to get her child to sleep just so she can get some shut-eye.
This Dog Is Traumatized
Kids don't care how tired we are as parents. They don't understand that we've had a bad day at work, or simply woke up on the wrong side of the bed. When our kids want to play, they'll do just about anything to get our attention. If nothing else, kids certainly are persistent! This dog mom knows all about having a persistent child and has clearly been battling her pup's energy all day. Her weary yet traumatized facial expression is an obvious reaction to all of the stress her pup has put her through. The pup may think playtime is anytime they want, but they'll soon learn that mommy needs a nap every once in a while!
Like most toddlers, peacocks are lovely creatures to look at, but quickly lose their appeal when they start following you around. This particular peacock is leucistic, which is the condition described earlier that affects the pigment in animal skin, feathers, fur, and shells. That's why we can see the traditional colors on this peacock's feathers in addition to the absence of colors. Leucistic animals are so rare in the wild as it makes them easier targets for predators. While the absence of color may sound like it would allow animals to disguise themselves more easily, the opposite is actually true. The white patches tend to make them easy prey. Fortunately, these days leucistic animals are being rescued by organizations around the world who work to protect and care for them, allowing the public to get a glimpse of these beautiful creatures more often.
Part 6 OF 6 "ANIMAL MOMS" in the September 14 Issue
Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
Curator, Art Manager Special Events for Cuban Arts, Art Dealer . Key West. Florida.
Due to Time / Space Constraints this Issue will skip material from Alaen; perhaps the September 14th Issue will have a few of the Latin Artists he Represents..Alaen what Artists should we use? The August 31st Issue had BEATRIZ SALA SANTACANA ; here is the Link https://conta.cc/31DuSxe
ANNA SWEET EXHIBITION NOW AT EFFUSION ART GALLERY KW If you go to the July 27th Issue ; you'll see the Two Section Feature on Anna Sweet https://conta.cc/2ZZDMEE
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. Go to the August 3rd Issue to see the Entire Extensive Feature on Anna Sweet at Effusion https://conta.cc/3gyhuj0
to see the few Bird Photographs we had in that Issue. Perhaps we can have Mark Hedden to do a Feature for us with the Thousands of Bird Photographs he has Photographed ; especially since he is the Local Audubon Person ( I believe President).
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 Lifetime. 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 September 7th.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.