Elevated Home close to Key West


For sale in Big Coppitt Key
$549,000




Large Corner Lot
mature trees
1200sf one level
Sunset views over the water
covered parking for 4 cars
close to everything
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
surounded by privacy trees
Around the corner from boat ramp


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 21, 2020

 

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS DECEMBER 21, 2020
Verty fast note even before we Continue with the Lead Tease Photos : Due to Larger Holiday Campaigns being Sent Out from Constant Contact ( I Love CC); you may receive This Issue much later then the time sent for Delivery..As Many of you know I never send out after 9pm; However you may receive this issue Later ; and Apologize from CC and I. Let's Continue with Holiday Images ( they are Throughout the entire Issue as I always do the Last Issue before Christmas...)
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
DECEMBER 21, 2020

We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent a Feature in this Issue).
This Week in the December 21, 2020 Issue : Our Weekly Journeys around the World Through Photographs Features : This Week Part 2 of The National Wildlife Park in Kenya, CFK Graduates Many Students In Person & Seen Via On-Line as well in Real Time, We Start a NEW Photographic Multi-Part Feature from WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "Iconic Photographs from Past Decades" from Editor Jacob Shelton, Letty Nowak's JAG Gallery Holiday Exhibition, The Weekly City of Key West and Monroe County Sections ( Note The City has Many Sections this week which Includes : City Ordinances-Ed Russo Giving Away Masks-Holiday Message from City Mgr. Gregory W. Veliz-Curfew-City of KW Annual Report Link-Roberta DePiero Visits with Mayor & Commissioner to Celebrate the Release of The Covid-19 Photographic Coffee Table Book + Many Holiday Links to Videos and Of Course; Mayor Johnston's Weekly Video Message.
Also in this Issue As Represented by This First Batch of Lead Tease Photos Below : Pt. 8 of 8"Jay Leno's Garage" with 120+ Classic Automobiles (Shown Below is a 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 and 2012 McLaren MP4 12-C), WWW.TSKW.ORG Annual Winter Member's Exhibition and Sale "Art Wherever You Are" (Shown Below : "HourGlass" by Elio Hinds Oil on Canvas 24 X 36 $1800), Bill and Linda Klipp's Weekly Photographic Feature from Across the Country", Gifts from Sarah and Mark (Shade Ceremics & Shutter Photography) with Ease of going into their Boutique Size Gallery on Upper White St. as well as On-Line Curbside PU, Our Weekly Section Showing Two Offerings from
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM (Hundreds of Great Titles Many from Local Authors Avaialble ONLY On-Line), Updated Information from The Key West Arts and Historical Society WWW.KWAHS.ORG , A Few Great Articles Written by The Weekly Publications Mandy Miles, + Carol Tedesco with The Key West Holiday Festival Organization Shares with us a Very Large / Extensive Schedule of Events (Virtual and In-Person).


The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this December 21st. 2020 Issue : From the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Perfect Life" We start Pt.1 of "40 Most Powerful and Rare Historic Photos Vol. 29", Zazoo Iconic Photographic and Art Gallery Presents Rolling Stones Memorabilia, A Cute 36 Second Cat Video , Roberta DiPiero's Weekly Photographic Journeys Around Key West, Fringe Theatre Presents FREE of Charge "Holiday Readings" GingerBread Square Art Gallery and Pam Folsom team up to Raffle a Folsom Painting to Benefit the FKSPCA + Adele Sent Us the 2021 Schedule of Visiting Artists, Popular You-Tube Content Provider "World Review" Provides "Then and Now The Blues Brothers Film", The Bahama Village Music of Key West (BVMPKW) Still has some of the HeART Guitars and Cellos with Local Artists Painting on Them; Sale to Benefit the BVMPKW, Encore Feature from Cocco and Salem Gallery (Below "Water Garden" by Jim Salem, "Keys Choral Arts" Presents "Cocktails and Carols" WWW.KEYSCHORALARTS.ORG Video Concert Available for another Week, The Next WWW.TSKW.ORG "Between Two Palms" on Wed. Jan. 6 Featuring Stephen Hannock + Many Newly Scheduled January Classes "Drawing Made Easy with Mike Rooney"- "Volume in WaterColor by Donna Nadeau"- "Timeless Textiles" by Andrea Varga + KW Movie Challenge On-Line Screenings until 12/26, THE TDC's (Tourist Development Council) December 2020 On-Line "Keys Traveler" + Many December Updates to their Websites, Dr. John "Jack" Norris gives us a wealth of Covid-19 Knowledge + Many Very Informative Videos, A Rare Bird Sighting at the KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens ( The Bird has made it's Home Here), Daashia Cochran-GianCarlo Espinosa-Ellen Cherry-Alaen Ledesma Fernandez & Larry Baeder, Info. from Sean & Jill about the Holiday Times/Days for The Truman WaterFront Farmers Market, Jim and Kate sent us the Updated Schedule at the Cabaret at D'vine and the Gardens Hotel, The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, The Key West Wildlife Center , WWW.KWLS.ORG and Many Additional Features in This December 21, 2020 Issue. Thanks for Reading and Happy Holidays from ALL The Associate / Executive Contributing Editors. Ed Krane
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THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
December 21, 2020, going out to 7812 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, Key West Recovers, & 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. Much of the Material could be weeks/months old..but is Valuable Reference Material.
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. EDITOR'S NOTE : At the Very Bottom of this Issue are 3 Larger Articles 1) From CDC 10/22: Covid-19 Exposure & CDC Updated Suggestions.
2) 11/21
FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH : MONROE COUNTY COVID-19 Call Cnter 24/7 1866-779-6121 and/or E-Mail COVID-19@FLHEALTH.GOV. 3) 12/5 Potential Way of Distributing and Tracking the Vaccines.
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WE ALWAYS START OUR ISSUES OFF WITH EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION and Updates from The City, The County, MCSO, KWPD, & OCI (One Clean Island), Key West Recovers & Others

KEY WEST EDITOR OF THE KEY WEST WEEKLY MANDY MILES
Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417

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
Nadine Orr Grossman Wears Many Hats ; and she and staff (Lindsey-Trevor-and many additional Volunteers & Contributing Companies) for the newley formed KEY WEST RECOVERS has complied many Links /Assistance and Each week growing. Here is just a few PRIMARY / IMPORTANT LINKS that gives a wealth of Information : Nadine Tells Us "Inserted is our resource sheet – it’s a great start for Free & Low Cost resources. Visit KeysHelp.org for the United Way & FKOC’s application for assistance and their Resource guide or the City’s Web Page
info@keyshelp.org for human service needs. nadene@wevegotthekeys.com to reach me –for general and business questions." Additional Info. for . "We've Got the Keys" Further Down in this Issue. Once again please click the Above Links for an amazing amount of of useful Information.
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WWW.AFSP.ORG/KEYWEST Suicide Prevention Information Key West "Out of the Darkness" Contact Commissioner Mayor Lou Hoover
HERE IS A CDC SUICIDE INFORMATION & PREVENTION LINK
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STEPHANIE LEONE RIVAS OF (OCI) ONE CLEAN ISLAND ; She has done amazing Interviews using questions that she and staff gathers ; as well as making it extremely easy for her readers to send in questions before the interviews.. Stephanie also Posts a Large Amount & Extremely Important Information on her / OCI Facebook Sites.
Stephanie and the Staff Posted a Few Weeks Ago on their Facebook a Look Back at the Last Few Months of Posts-Videos-Tags, Charts and so Much Great Information..Thanks OCI for all the Great Work You Do.
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Below The Mayor's 12/8 Video Message. Here is the Link

and here is a VERY IMPORTANT : CITY OF KEY WEST STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE 2020-20 LINK


BELOW IS THE LATEST MAYOR'S VIDEO FROM DEC. 18, 2020

Just a Few Points Mayor Johnston Brings out in her Latest Dec 18 Video :
Catholic Charities 305-292-9720, Sister Season 305-304-9828, Fringe Theatre FREE On-Line Readings for the Next Few Weeks (My Magazine has a Feature on this further down), United Way WWW.KEYSHELP.ORG. Florida Keys Outreach Coalition for the Homeless WWW.FKOC.ORG ,The Completion of Paving on Simonton St., Info. on Covid Vaccinations, Ordinance on Wearing Masks Immediately after Going outside (REGARDLESS OF WHO'S AROUND OR ANY DISTANCE), and Curfew Info. : 10pm on NYE, NY DAY, & Jan. 2nd, + Much More Information. Always Important to watch these brief videos. Thank You Madam Mayor and All the City of KW & Monroe Co. Staffs, KWPD, KWFD, MCSO & All the First Responders, Dr. John "Jack" Norris & All the Health Professionals and All the People that Risk their Lives Keeping Many Businesses Open.

Here is Paul Menta's FB Page for Important Info and Resource Guides; and Info about the Key West First Rum NYE Auction for Samuels House

WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN
https://www.facebook.com/keywestbotanicalgarden
5210 COLLEGE RD. 305-296-1504
Info@KeyWest.Graden
Secretary@Keywest.Garden
Mmcrae@KeyWest.Garden
Contact : Misha McRAE
              
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  December 14, 2020
 
Red Legged Thrush is Popular Attraction at the Key West Tropical Forest
 
KEY WEST, Florida Keys – Bird watchers from all over the world have been ‘flocking’ to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden to catch a glimpse of a Red Legged Thrush, a bird seen only 3 times before in the United States.  The first sighting of this Red-legged Thrush (Turdus plumbeus rubripes/coryi) in the Garden was on September 10th and it has been spotted daily since then. As they are non-migratory, it is assumed that he/she was brought here on the winds of one of the hurricanes that formed south of Cuba. What a lucky guy to land in a place that must seem very much like home!
 
Word of the sighting spread through online messaging and the birding website eBird. Within a couple of days birders were waiting for the gates to open at 10a.m. Its appearance is highly variable across its range but throughout is unique in its blue-tinged gray plumage combined with bright orange-red legs and eye ring.

 With three fresh-water ponds and areas of dense tropical hardwood hammock the Garden is a magnet for rare and migrating birds. Birder or not, it’s a perfect time to visit the Garden. The Garden is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and all proceeds directly benefit the Garden’s conservation program. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.  
Photos:  
Red Legged Thrush Stock Photo
Red Legged Thrush in Keys Thatch Palm by Bert Filemyr
More "Perfect Life" Part 1 "40 Most Powerful and Rare Historical Photos Vol. 29" Up Shortly
Caption: Fringe Theater creating its online holiday special available without charge at www.fringetheater.org 
STAY HOME WITH FRINGE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Looking for a little holiday spirit? Fringe Theater Key West kicks off the 2020-21 performance season with Fringe for the Holidays. This collection of holiday stories is presented online, on demand, and without charge throughout the month of December at www.fringetheater.org.
“We’re excited to offer something to our community that everyone can safely access and enjoy,” explains Janet Bengel, Fringe’s Board President. “We wanted to do something unique for our community since it has been such a difficult 2020. Our free play readings in the past have been wildly popular. To reach as many people as safely as possible, we decided to offer a free holiday reading online and invite people to stay home with Fringe for the Holidays.”
Fringe for the Holidays draws from a wide range of stories including popular literary classics, children’s books, and contemporary tales. The program even includes a surprise or two, like an obscure piece that ran in an African American writer’s journal more than a hundred years ago and a modern yarn that is truly out of this world. “Our goal was to present a broad range of stories and holiday experiences,” says Rebecca Tomlinson, Fringe’s Managing Artistic Director. “We hope there will be something for everyone in our Fringe for the Holidays program.”
Act I features The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen read by Vanessa McCaffrey and Su Nubia, Oskar & the Eight Blessings by Simon and Simon read by Glenda Donovan and Mathias Maloff, A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas read by Peyton Evans, We Live in a Tree One Month a Year by Reina Hardy read by Diane May and Sam Laskey, Fannie Mae's Christmas by Katherine Davis Tillman read by Wilhelmina Lopez Martin, and The Carpenter's Gift by David Rubel read by Donna Stabile and accompanied by guitarist Gary Rivenson.
 
Act II includes A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote read by Don Bearden, Un Poquito De Tu Amor by Sandra Cisneros read by Francesca Alejandra and Daniel Bochlas, Gift of the Magi by O. Henry read by Melody Moore and Bob Bowersox, A Long Day for Morgenstern by Mike Indgin read by Mathias Maloff and Glenda Donovan, and Cajun Night Before Christmas read by Richard Quint.
The production was videoed at Fringe’s new home, the Key West Armory. “We are going to be presenting several of our shows online this season,” adds Tomlinson, “so this holiday special gave us a chance to figure out how to do that. We are grateful that our Fringe crew has a passion for filmmaking in addition to theater. And we’re excited to reach our audience – no matter where they are for the holidays.”
Fringe for the Holidays runs online only. It is available through December on Fringe’s website, www.fringetheater.org. Use HOLIDAYS for the password. If patrons would like to support the production, they are invited to give back through the Pay What You Wish ticket link.
Fringe Theater is Key West’s community-focused theater. It offers unique opportunities for people to see and do theater. Fringe is a 501c3 nonprofit. For more information on the upcoming season, go to www.fringetheater.org or call the Fringe Box Office at 305-731-0581.

The Crew at Fringe Theater
Fringe Theater Key West
PO Box 5737
Key West FL 33045

Richard Quint reading Cajun Night Before Christmas for the online special Fringe for the Holidays!
Fringe Theater creating its online holiday special available without charge at www.fringetheater.org
Mathias Maloff and Glenda Donovan reading Long Day for Morgenstern (with director Rebecca Tomlinson) 
Vanessa McCaffrey and Su Nubia reading Little Match Girl
A 38 Second Really Cute Christmas Cat Video
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Info@Fkspca.org
5711 College Rd. KW, Fla., 33040 305-294-4857
Tiffany, Tammy, Jane and the entire Crew at the FKSPCA WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Send Holiday Greetings and remind you to check out their ADOPTION area on their website https://fkspca.org/adopt/. They sent over 6 Animals for Adoption Here is Coconut ; The Black Lab or Mix (Editor Not Sure) there are 5 additional photos of animals for Adoption in our Magazine ; Up Shortly

533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

PART 2
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
Dec 3-31
You can View the Art on ALL Floors
or Log On to Their Website from Links Below or through your Browser

Support local! 75% of art sales go directly to the artist!
Work can be purchased online, or you can do it the old fashioned way by giving us a call at 305-296-0458.
For additional information on any purchase you make, please read more here.
Looking for a specific artist? Artwork is arranged alphabetically by artist first name.
 
If being mostly housebound over the last year has taught us anything, it’s been new ways of connecting. We’ve explored the world virtually, scheduled screen chats with loved ones, and opened our eyes to old injustices and hidden treasures that were around us all along. Our ties to our neighbors – both across the street and across the globe – have never felt more real, and the physical places where we find ourselves seem to matter more than ever, and not at all. For our winter members’ exhibition, we invite artwork about wherever you are – whether it’s the view from your window, or from your mind’s eye.

My Magazine will show you starting Last Week and going a few more Issues Most of the Art shown in TSKW Annual Winter Member's Exhibition 2020. Also click Link below to see ALL THE ART NOW...



Bill Hartman. Squall Line. Oil on Canvas. 22 x 27. $1250
 
Bree Anne Buckley. Amber. Beach glass, wood. 12 x 18″. $425
 
Carol Munder. Adelle. Photogravure. 16 x 16″. $700
 
Christopher Santoro. Banano Fandango / Going Bananas. Archival ink print, digital painting on an iPad Pro using Procreate. 17.5 x 21″. $600
 
Cindy Wynn. Starship. Light sculpture with custom blown glass, welded steel
11 x 68″. $5500
 
Cricket Desmarais. Bloom. Encaustic, oil on cradled panel. 24 x 24. $795


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Iconic Photographs Not Suitable For All Viewers
Written by Jacob Shelton

The following photos are some of the most fascinating shots that have ever been taken. Even if you think you’ve seen them before… look closer. Some of these pictures tell mature stories about our nation’s history, others show a different side of people like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra.
These snapshots provide insight into some of the most tumultuous moments from history. Each era had its own struggles and successes, and they’ve all been captured here.
History books paint the past in one specific light, without compromise, and that’s why these photos are so important. They take our preconceived notions of history and turn them upside down.
Remember to look closely at the following images… everything is not what it seems.

Lovely actress Lynda Carter in the early 1970s.
Always a performer, Lynda Carter didn’t always want to be on the screen. Early on she had her eyes on being a singer, but she didn’t know how to get on stage with a band behind her.
Her performance life got a jump start when she was 21 years old and entered into a beauty pageant in Arizona. After becoming Miss World America in 1972 she could write her own check.
Carter toured with a band for a while, but producers who caught her during the pageant had ideas outside of helping her career in rock. They started casting her in small roles on television and she never looked back.
A man predicts the invention of cellphones in 1953
As much as this looks like a prank, this article about the ubiquitous nature of the telephone is one hundred percent real. It’s fascinating. This article from the Tacoma News Tribune, from April 11, 1953, features and oddly prescient prediction about the future of cell phone technology.
The writer, Mark R. Sullivan, notes that people will be surrounded by telephones wherever they go, unable to get away from them even if they don’t want to be around them.
The Eagle. Blackfoot tribe members at Glacier National Park in Montana, 1913. (Photograph by Roland W. Reed).
The Blackfoot were an extremely nomadic tribe of Native Americans who formed near the Great Lakes before stretching out across a vast plot of land from Edmonton, Alberta to South Dakota, and into the area of Montana that we now know as Glacier National Park.
As a peaceful tribe, the Blackfoot lived in harmony with the land until the 19th century when European and American explorers came to the area and worked out a way to cede it from the Native people.
The sale of the land occurred in 1895 after Chief White Calf reached an agreement with the American government, netting them about 800,000 acres for $1.5 million on top of the promise that the Blackfeet would be able to maintain hunting rights on the land.
Lee Majors and wife Farrah Fawcett-Majors look effortlessly amazing while jogging in Los Angeles, 1977.
Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were two of the most famous people on the planet in the 1970s. Not only was he the $6 Million Man, but she fought crime as a member of Charlie’s Angels, and more importantly she was the focus of the world’s most popular poster.
Majors claims that he’s the guy who chose the famous photo for Fawcett, the one with Fawcett in a tight red swimsuit. Being a couple was more than just figuring out which swimsuits to wear, the two fame-os also kept each other company while facing down photographers. He told People: It was hard to get around. It was not quite as hard as it is today with everyone has a cellphone and the social media is so quick. Back then we only had to deal with the paparazzi at large. A lot of time you could evade them, but not all the time.

UP SHORTLY MORE OF PART 1 FROM OUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM OUR FAVORITE CONTENT PROVIDER COMPANY WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PAST DECADES" BY JACOB SHELTON
 
623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
Pushing Back Another Feature from Wyland Presenting Another One of their Many Year Round Artists to the December 28th. Issue... The Last Two Issues we've Feature the Works of Wyland. Click these two Issue Links and/or simply go to their Website
December 14 : https://conta.cc/3qSIMGo
Below are Just Two of the Hundreds of Wyland Works at the Wyland Galleries

MORE HOLIDAY CHEER
Herer are 4 Funny Enough Photos. The December 28th Issue will have about 15 Additional.
United & White St.

ALYSON CREAN CITY OF KEY WEST COMMUNICATIONS

Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417

A MESSAGE FROM THE CITY OF KEY WEST MANAGER GREGORY W. VELIZ 

In the interest of health, safety and welfare of both our residents and visitors alike, The City of Key West has imposed a curfew that will begin Thursday, December 31, 2020 and will extend until Saturday, January 2, 2021. Beginning at 10 p.m. each evening and extending until 6 a.m. all residents and visitors are asked to return to their homes and/ or lodging establishments. All businesses, who have not been determined to be essential, will be required to close during these hours. This action is consistent with Florida’s emergency management statutes and City of Key West regulations.
It is not without a great deal of thought and consideration that the City of Key West reluctantly imposes these restrictions. The balance between the fiscal and physical health of our community places before us decisions that are not easy ones to make, and I can assure you are not taken lightly. We are asking everyone to comply with these restrictions in hopes of returning to our normal lives as quickly and safely as possible. The City of Key West would also like to extend its wishes for a Happy and Safe Holiday Season followed by prosperous New Year!
 
-Gregory W. Veliz
City Manager



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The City of Key West has partnered with the Monroe County Tourist Development Council to remind visitors and residents that masks are required to be worn in Key West.
The TDC has funded an additional two dozen pole banners destined to be installed in the busiest commercial areas. The tourism council is also helping to finance production of a portion of 10 overhead street banners.
Besides other measures being taken by both the City and the TDC, Key West portable electronic dynamic messaging signs are also set up at key sites to better inform arriving visitors of the city’s strict mask ordinance.
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Here is the 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting Video from The City of Key West and Bayview Park
MORE FROM THE CITY OF KEY WEST UP SHORTLY. Includes : Ed Russo and RUSSKAP Holdings LLC Giving Away Masks, Roberta DePiero giving The City a Copy of "THE ISOLATED ISLAND : COVID 2020 COFFEE TABLE BOOK" Featuring Many Local Photographers, and Up Shortly : The City of Key West Annual Report for 2020.
"BLUES BROTHERS MOVIE : THEN AND NOW" by WORLD REVIEW. Film Made in 1980 so These Then and Now are from Photos Taken from the Movie in 1980 (First THEN) The Actors Age in 1980) and NOW The Actors Age in 2019. If you wanted to see the Original THEN AND NOW Video Feature That World Review Made here is the URL Link to their 10 Minute Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fltitEDk78


Of Course We Start Off with JOHN BELUSHI as JOLIET JAKE BLUES
DAN AYKROYD as ELWOOD BLUES
DIRECTOR : JOHN LANDIS
CARRIE FISHER
Since the Movie had a pretty Large Cast we have about 19 More Photos of the WORLD REVIEW THEN AND NOW from The Blues Brothers Moviein 4 Sections in this December 21, 2020 Issue of THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS. Section 2 Up Shortly

Carol Tedesco from The Key West Holiday Fest sends Everyone a Happy and Healthy Seasons Greetings Wishes and this Extensive List of Events


Carol Tedesco
Publicist, Photographer, Historic Shipwreck Professional Services
Visit my web site at Kismet-KeyWest.com

For more information, contact the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West at 305-296-4959 or visit keywestholidayfest.com

Key West Holiday Fest not as boisterous in 2020, but just as beautiful
 
While Key West Holiday Fest 2020 has of necessity been scaled down due to COVID-19, numerous festive events are still taking place throughout the island city that locals and visitors can enjoy while easily observing current community health ordinances.
 
Now through December 23, Historic Tours of America Holiday Lights & Sights Home Decorating Contest: Spectators can enjoy the spectacle while residents from Key West to Key Haven enter HTA’s competition for the most beautifully decorated house on the block, with public votes determining the winners. Cash prizes awarded for First, Second, and Third place. Information and entry form available at https://www.trolleytours.com/key-west/holiday-light-contest
 
Now through December 24, Key West Chamber of Commerce Business Decorating Contest: Key West and Stock Island businesses can enter the Key West Chamber of Commerce decorating contest, open to Chamber members and non-members. $5000 in prizes will be awarded. Register by December 15 at KeyWestChamber.org
 
Now through Christmas Eve, The Studios of Key West Holiday Artisan Market: The annual event featuring marvelous holiday treasures produced by local artisans has been moved online this year. Visit TSKW.org for offerings from twenty-five featured artists, including jewelry, sculpture, fabric and fiber art, apparel, artisan soaps and more.
 
Due to the Very Large and Extensive Holiday Event Listings that Carol sent us ; please see the rest of the Schedule at the very end of this Issue ; I'll repeat this Events Listings in ALL the December Issues.

Part 1 of 3
WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 OLIVIA ST. 305-504-7664

The HeART Strings Art Sale Continues

Amazing artwork created on retired instruments by your favorite local artists with half the proceeds donated to BVMP and our mission of free music lessons for every child and the other half going back to the artist!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these beautiful pieces of art and supporting the islands only free music program, please call (305)504-7664 or email: katey@bvmpkw.org to arrange payment.
We will also gladly accept any additional donations you might have to offer.

1) "TROP ROCK" by TONY GREGORY $1600
2) "MOONLIT TUNES by PAM HOBBS $900
3) "PICKIN CHICKENS" by FRAND DECKER $900
4) "IT TAKES A VILLAGE" by KATE DIVOLL $800

Parts 2 and 3 Up Shortly Including additional Info.from Cricket Desmarais on this Fund Raising Event that will give you an amazing piece of Art and Help the BVMPKW
1207 Duval Street 305-296-8900
 SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 23- End of Deceember

Adele Mdntions that GingerBread Square Gallery Gift Certificates are Available
THIS JUST IN
GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY
2021 SHOW SCHEDULE
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JANUARY 11th - MICHAEL PALMER
JANUARY 25th - REBECCA BENNETT & JOHN WHITNEY
FEBRUARY 8th - NYLA WITMORE & CHRISTOS CALIVAS
FEBRUARY 22nd - PAM FOLSOM & TODD BONITA
MARCH 8th - GABRIELLA FIABANE & ERIC ANFINSON
MARCH 22nd -JANE WASHBURN & JANET MUELLER
APRIL 5th - BILL FARNSWORTH & ANASTASIA DUKHANINA

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533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

PART 2 Section 1 in this Issue
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
Dec 3-31
You can View the Art on ALL Floors
or Log On to Their Website from Links Below or through your Browser


Deborah J. Moore, 2020 – A Topsy Turvy Year, Acrylics, 11 x 14″, $245
 
DB Weller, Begin Again, Fine art photography on glass. 8 x 10″. $200
 
Pai-Thay-Moringa Barbapappa, Invitation…like a child seeing a nudibranch for the first time
Wood, collage, coral, beeds, fabric. 10 x 12″. NFS
  
Eric Anfinson. Siren. Oil on canvas. 20 x 24″. $2800
 
Emma J. Starr. Reflect. Toned gelatin print (2/5). 14 x 14″$650
 
Erika Heffernan. Day 38 .Photograph. 17 x 21″. $300
Our Weekly "Around the World in Photographs in this Issue December 21st. Features
PT. 2
Amboseli National Park in Kenya

Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is a national park in Kajiado South Constituency in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares in size at the core of an 8,000 km² ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai, but people from other parts of the country have settled there attracted by the successful tourist-driven economy and intensive agriculture along the system of swamps that makes this low-rainfall area, average 350 mm, one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world with 400 species of birds including water birds like pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hamerkop and 47 raptor species.

View toward Mt. Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Near Kenya’s southern border is the 151-square-mile wilderness preserve, Amboseli National Park. It’s part of a larger 3,100-square-mile ecosystem that crosses the border into Tanzania. Within the park, the area around the seasonal Lake Amboseli is known as one of the key places that African elephants gather in the region. Of course, there are other critters here, too, including giraffes, lions, wildebeest, buffalo, zebras, and some 400 bird species. Just across the border from Amboseli towers a landmark that’s hard to miss, even when standing in another country: Mount Kilimanjaro.
UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE : We Continue with Part 2 of 2 (Pt. 1 in December 14TH. https://conta.cc/3qSIMGo) Featuring this Week AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK IN KENYA. The 20 Photos in these Two IssueS will show How Beautiful & Healthy these Wild Animals are in the Wilderness

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

The December 14th Issue Had A Feature on a few Items at Cocco and Salem ; Click the December 14th Issue Link / and Click their website : Better Yet Visit Jim and Dan in Person; I'm sure they would love to Wish You In Person Happy Holidays
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"QUIET EVENING" BY JIM SALEM
"QUADRANT II" BY JUDITH ZABAR"

HAPPY HOLIDAYS
SECTION 2 FROM THE CITY OF KEY WEST

United & White St.

ALYSON CREAN CITY OF KEY WEST COMMUNICATIONS
Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417


The City of Key West received a donation of 20,000 disposable masks from Mr. Ed Russo on behalf of RUSSKAP Holdings LLC.
Local businesses can receive up to 100 free masks, and individuals can receive up to 10 free masks at City Hall, 1300 White Street. Just enter through the United Street parking lot side of the building.
The City extends its appreciation to Mr. Russo and RUSSKAP Holdings LLC for the generous donation that epitomizes that we truly are in this together.
 
In the photo: Ed Russo, Assistant City Manager Patti McLauchlin and Mayor Teri Johnston.

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Roberta DePiero on Friday presented the City of Key West a copy of the recently published book Isolated Island; the Key West Covid-19 Spring of 2020. DePiero and Carol Tedesco, with the seed money from a grant from the Awesome Foundation, gathered the work of 25 local photographers who, along with local writers and graphic designer Eric Grahl, donated their efforts.
DePiero said she wants the book to be part of the City’s archive of this unprecedented time.
The photos in the book were shot when the Keys underwent a shutdown early in the pandemic. 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.
Photographers contributing to the 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, Andy Newman, Rob O’Neal, Steve Panariello, Carol Tedesco, and Sharon Wells.
The few remaining copies can be purchased at the Business Guild offices on Duval Street or at the Sister Season offices at 422 Fleming St.
 
In the photo: City Manager Gregory Veliz, the book’s designer Eric Grahl, Roberta DePiero – who with Carol Tedesco, pulled the whole project together – and Mayor Teri Johnston.

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The City of Key West today released the 2020 Annual Report, giving the community an insight to the accomplishments of City government over the past year throughout the various departments.
The electronic report is available on the City’s home page at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov
This is the 11th year that the Annual Report has been an electronic edition. That means a “green” report and an important savings of precious taxpayer dollars. However, if anyone is unable to access the electronic report, the City can supply a print copy: Just contact Public Information Officer Alyson Crean at 305-809-1058.

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NOVEMBER 19, 2020
The Key West City Commission today amended the City’s mask ordinance in light of the current spike in Covid-19 cases.
After an in-depth discussion, the commission voted unanimously to remove an exemption that had allowed the removal of masks outdoors. The City now requires the wearing of masks any time a resident or a visitor steps out of their residence, they must wear a mask regardless of the ability to social distance
“We’re trying to regain control of our more crowded outdoor areas,” City Manager Greg Veliz told the commission.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the commission discussed creating mask zones for the busiest areas. However, City Attorney Shawn Smith said zoning would create a patchwork that could lead to inconsistency as well as creating a difficulty for enforcement.
To read the ordinance in its entirety, go to www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov.

Part 2

"BLUES BROTHERS MOVIE : THEN AND NOW" by WORLD REVIEW. Film Made in 1980 so These Then and Now are from Photos Taken from the Movie in 1980 (First THEN) The Actors Age in 1980) and NOW The Actors Age in 2019. If you wanted to see the Original THEN AND NOW Video Feature That World Review Made here is the URL Link to their 10 Minute Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fltitEDk78


TWIGGY
STEVE LAWRENCE
STEVEN SPIELBERG
CHARLES NAPIER
RAY CHARLES
ARETHA FRANKLIN
LOU MARINI
HENRY GIBSON

SECTION 3 UP SHORTLY after these Photos
MORE BLUES BROTHERS UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE From "WORLD REVIEW"
Here is our Weekly Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp Providing Images from around the Country

Photos by: Bill Klipp

©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020

BILLKLIPP@WKIMAGES.NET

Key West Wanderings – Marvin Keys
Some calm waters with excited skies made for a gorgeous day out on the water
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Photos by: Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.KeyWestPhotos.me
©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020



©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020
More Photos from Bill and Linda Klipp Up Shortly in This Issue

We celebrate the Stones by offering several exciting 
fine art prints, Ronnie Wood artwork and rare autograph set-up for fans and collectors. 
 
' Stones in Cuba '

The Rolling Stones backstage before their concert at Ciudad Deportiva (Sports City) Complex on March 25, 2016
 in Havana, Cuba. They played to an estimated crowd of 500,000 Cubans. Photographer: Dave J Hogan. Presented as a limited edition, fine art print on Archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge.
 
Stones in Cuba measures approx. 42" x 33" Framed  
 
Limited Edition of only 50 prints, with 5 Artist's Proofs and 
5 Printer's Proofs, for a total edition of only 60 prints.  Gallery Price $1295.
© Dave J Hogan / Getty Images Entertainment


' The Glimmer Twins '  

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform at a secret club gig for 600 lucky fans as the band warm up for their 4 dates in London and New York the following month. Fans paid only $20 for tickets at La Trabendo Rock Club on October 25, 2012 in Paris, France. Photographer: Dave J Hogan
 
Jagger and Richards adopted the nickname 'The Glimmer Twins' after a vacation cruise they took to Brazil in December 1968/January 1969 with their then-girlfriends, Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg. An older English couple on the ship kept asking Richards and Jagger who they were. When they refused to reveal their identities, the woman reportedly kept asking, ' just give us a glimmer ', which amused Jagger and Richards. Presented as a limited edition, fine art print on  archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge.
 
The Glimmer Twins measures approx. 42" x 33" Framed  
 
Limited Edition of only 50 prints, with 5 Artist's Proofs and 5 Printer's Proofs, for a total edition of only 60 prints.  Gallery Price $1295.
© Dave J Hogan / Getty Images Entertainment.
' Keith Richards ' 

A Great Night in Harlem at the Apollo Theater. Oct 22, 2015.
Presented as a Fine Art Photograph  in a limited edition of only 25 prints.
Hand signed and numbered by Arnie Goodman on the reverse of each photograph.
 
Measures approx. 24" x 28" framed. 
Gallery Price $2495.
© Arnie Goodman  

UP SHORTLY ; 5 MORE PIECES OF ROLLING STONES MEMORABILIA (Including Paintings from Band Member Ronny Wood) FROM
WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM  622 Duval 305-294-8925
Our Magazine recently helped ZAZOO Promote Marilyn Monroe and Beatles Memorabilia; simply go back a few Issues (Past Issue Links Further Down) or Better Yet; Visit Zazoo; you'll be in one of my Favorite Environments for Hours


Great gifts for someone special or to treat yourself these magnificent Marilyn Monroe,Beatles and John Lennon Memorabilia - please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com to order your selection(s) today and ensure delivery for the holidays.

Best regards,James Curken, Managing Art Consultant
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval Street, Key West, FL. 33040
Ph. 305.294.8925


WWW.SOSFOUNDATION.ORG 305-292-3013 SUPPORT@SOSFOUNDATION.ORG
WE NOW CONTINUE Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys around KW & Stock Island Shooting ALL THE GREAT SITES.

Today's ride around the island. The breeze has picked up a bit as we await the cold front. This is for all my northeast friends.... can't wait to see your snow pics! Make a snow angel!

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We Continue with Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys Around Town in the December 28th. Issue
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Info@Fkspca.org
5711 College Rd. KW, Fla., 33040 305-294-4857

Just a few of the Pets avaialble for Adoption

1) ARTIE (BLACK CAT)
2) LIBBY (BROWN DOG)
3) ZIPPY THE RABBITT
4) COCONUT ( THE BLACK LAB SHOWN FURTHER UP)
5) PETRA3 (THE CALICO CAT)
6) CHURRO THE RABBITT

CLCIK THE LINK TO THE ADOPTION PAGE IN THEIR WEBSITE
https://fkspca.org/adopt/
WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 OLIVIA ST. 305-504-7664

Here is some additional Info. brought to us from Cricket Desmarais about the BVMPKW (WWW.BVMPKW.ORG ) and their "HeArt Strings Exhibition and Auction" at WWW.TSKW.ORG ; Of Course to Beneift the Bahama Village Music Program

The Studios of Key West hosts Bahama Village Music Program HeArt Strings pop-up exhibit that brings artists and old instruments together for fundraiser
 
More than a dozen “retired” instruments transformed into works of art by celebrated Key West artists are now on display at The Studios of Key West in support of Bahama Village Music Program. Sales from the pop-up exhibit will be split 50/50 amongst the artists and the island’s only free music education school.
 
Participating artists include Eric Anfinson, Kassy Burnette, Fran Decker, Cricket Desmarais, Kate Divoll, Kate Fago, Tony Gregory, Ben Harrison, Pam Hobbs, Marlene Koenig, Lauren P. McAloon, Jack McDonald, Jim Salem, Jimm Sherington, and B Lucy Stevens. The artists were invited to transform a “retired” string instrument into a creative masterpiece to be sold at a fixed price selected by them.
 
Since March 2020, Bahama Village Music Program has had to cancel over a dozen fundraisers, including their 20th Birthday Bash and many annual events like Fats Navarro Day and Sugarloaf Oktoberfest. These annual events bring in much-needed funding for the non-profit program.
 
The exhibit, sponsored by The Studios, runs until December 24, and unlike traditional exhibits, buyers can take their purchase home immediately, making for great holiday gifts while also supporting artists and the beloved music program.
 
The comprehensive music school fosters important mentor relationships between local teenage musicians and their students and has taught over 20,000 lessons to more than 2,000 children since 1999. The program has grown to include free summer camps for BVMP students, free dance lessons with Dance Key West, yearly full-tuition scholarships and grants to student teachers to attend the Berklee College of Music’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive, and full-scale musical theater productions with Keys Kids Junior and House of Pan Steel Pan Band at Horace O’Bryant School— inspiring children island-wide to discover the musician within. 
 
The Studios of Key West is open from 12:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, email BVMP board member Cricket Desmarais at Cricket@bvmpkw.orgBVMP- Celebrating 21 years of free music education. It takes a village.

5) "LAUREN" by KATE FAGO $700
6) "WOMEN ROCK" by KASSY BURNETT $1200
7) " BOMBA" by ERIC ANFINSON $1200


More HeART (Heart) artists painting on Musical Instruments to benefit the Bahama Village Music Program of Key West; Up Shortly in this Issue.
533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

PART 2 Section 2 in this Issue
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
Dec 3-31
You can View the Art on ALL Floors
or Log On to Their Website from Links Below or through your Browser

Faith A. Kaminsky. Intermezzo. Acrylic on canvas. 10 x 10. $200
Fran Decker. Elephants in Nests. Acrylic .30 x 24″. $1400
Fred Troxel. Peace Offering .Natural materials. 12 x 18″. $500
Gabrielle Wilson. Sweet Nothings. Mixed media. 16 x 20″. $399
Gail Miller. Serenity Garden. Collage. 15 x 12″. $125
Gale Upmal. Swimming Along. Silk batik. 19 x 17″. $195
The December 28th. Issue will have Part 3 of the TSKW 2020 Winter Member's Exhibition. If you go to the Links in our Weekly WWW.TSKW.ORG Section you'll see a few Links inc. the ones to show you ALL the 2020 Entries.
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WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's New Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.

1075 Duval Street Court (Right off Simonton St. Before CVS Plaza Possible New Address 589 Virginia St. 305-407-6202
WWW.JAGGALLERY.ART INFO@JAGGALLERY.ART JULIETGREY@GMAIL.COM

This NEW Exhibition just OPENED The Holiday Art Exhibition

Jill and Sean send Holiday Greetings and Tell Us :
Truman Waterfront Farmers Market Moves to Wednesday for Christmas and New Year's Weeks
 
The Truman Waterfront Farmers Market will move from its regular Thursday slot to Wednesday December 23 and December 30 Christmas and New Year's eve week. This will allow the vendors and patrons to spend holiday time with their families and friends. The Market typically includes cheese, produce, fruit, baked goods, coffee, plants and fresh seafood along with international cuisine available for take-away. Arts, crafts and general merchandise round out the offerings. Market organizers offer additional picnic-style food options, occasional acoustic musicians and a beer and wine stand to encourage the community to shop the market, get dinner and enjoy the sunset views from the Truman Waterfront Park. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted with ample space to social distance.
 
Stringent safety measures and precautions remain in place to guard guests and the vendors who serve them. Masks are required, spaced line management enforced, social distance signage posted and the number of guests per stall limited. Booths are spaced out in one long row down the Mole facing the open ocean. Key West First Legal Rum Distillery free "Ruminizer" hand sanitizing stations are at the entrance. Organizers realize patrons may be eager to socialize but are reminded to not congregate in groups larger than 10.
 
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/kwfarmersmarket
 Contact: Sean Krikorian
Event Organizer, Daily Plan-it
T: 305-731-3885
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The December 14, 2020 Issue had "THEN AND NOW FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH" Produced by WORLD REVIEW in 2019. Go to the December 14 Entire Issue Link to see ALL 20 Photos
or go to the 11 minute Video from "World Review" : "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68SU86_xdl8&t=229s


Below LINK is from the "WORLD REVIEW" You Tube Content Provider "American Graffiti ; Click the November 30th. Issue Link to see that Feature https://conta.cc/36heTYj Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss. ALSO Here is the "NOW AND THEN HAPPY DAYS" FEATURE LINK that we did in the December 7th Issue https://conta.cc/36L0ljE
ALSO Here is the Facts Verse Popular You-Tube Provider "NOW AND THEN HAPPY DAYS" FEATURE LINK that we did in the December 7th Issue https://conta.cc/36L0ljE
Part 4 of 4 for "FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH" Up Shortly
MORE FROM POPULAR YOU-TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER "WORLD REVIEW" AND "THEN AND NOW FOR THE BLUES BROTHERS FILM UP IN A FEW FEATURES
Fran Decker sends Holiday Greetings and Tells Us about an Annual Holiday Event She has Particpated in for Decades

Have you known I sing in a choral group and always wished you could hear our concerts but live far away?
Well this year you can! 
You can now get your tickets to our virtual concert, featuring choral numbers, Christmas Carols, piano duets, comedy, a drink demo and a solo by me! It’s a concert your whole family will enjoy.
It premieres Dec 13 but you can watch it anytime for two weeks afterwards. 
And if you live in the Keys, you can pick up a goody bag on Dec 12 with sweet and savory snacks and a drink mix to enjoy while you watch.
This is our only fundraiser for the year, so please support the Keys Choral Arts! Thank you! Fran


SHADE & SHUTTER GALLERY. 1102 White Street WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM ,

Making your shopping easier with curbside pickup
It seems that lots of things have been difficult this year, but your shopping does not have to be. You can make easy shopping choices by buying beautiful items from good local businesses that work hard to make your community a better place. And now we are making an additional delivery option available to make it even easier for those of you in Key West.
Curbside pickup is now available as a FREE shipping option in our online store. After choosing your favorite ceramics or photos, just select Curbside pickup. You can drop by the gallery during our regular business hours, and either come to the door or call us and we will bring your order out to you. There’s usually plenty of free parking near our gallery. If you can not make it to the gallery, just give us a call and we will deliver your order anywhere in Key West. If it’s a photo, Sarah will even mount it on the wall for you.
For those of you outside Key West, we still offer $10 flat rate shipping for orders up to $150 and FREE shipping for orders over $150. We can ship directly to your home or to another recipient anywhere in the USA. We do our best to ship orders within a day of receiving the order. We ship by USPS Priority Mail so that your items get to you quickly, usually within a few days. Due to high shipping volumes at this time of year, we urge you to place your orders 2 weeks before you need them.
We wish everyone peace. Click this Link or go to Website to Order On-LIne


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


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GAL PAL DAASHIA COCHRAN WEARS Many Hats here in The Keys. One Recently Disc Jockey at Radio WGAY 105.7 Tues., Thur., & Fridays 4-7PM...Of course ; She is Live Streaming on her Facebook from the Radio Station https://www.facebook.com/Daashia1 also WWW.KEYSPARTYSTATION.COM
Here are a few Brief Look Ins to 3 of Daashia Cochran's Recent Radio Shows

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We now Continue : With This Week's "Photographic Journeys Around The World"
Amboseli National Park in Kenya

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BIG NEWS! We have worked for months on a COVID plan that would allow us to present theater "live" while ensuring the health and well-being of everyone involved. Our board members agreed that a space we could "control" was a must. We are excited to announce that Fringe will be renting the first floor at the Armory, located at 600 White Street, from the Historic Florida Keys Foundation. This is a big move for us -- in more ways than one. But we believe it's the right move since it lets us present our 2020-21 Main Stage season in a space that accommodates social distancing and all the other appropriate health protocols. We've got lots more great news to announce about our season. We're going to be trying a lot of things, and we hope that you will be there with us ... in whatever way makes you comfortable! 'Fringe at the Armory' will remain Key West's community-focused theater. Now more than ever! www.fringetheater.org.. Photos below from Daaisha Cochran.

SECTION 3 "THEN AND NOW :"THE BLUES BROTHERS FILM" Produced by WORLD REVIEW in 2019.

PAUL REUBENS
STEVE CROPPER
JOHN CANDY
STEVE WILLIAMS
JAMES BROWN
CAB CALLOWAY
KATHLEEN FREEMAN as SISTER MARY STIGMATA
THANKS "WORLD REVIEW" Popular You Tube Content Provider. The December 28st. Issue will have another "THEN AND NOW"
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319 Duval Street 305-296-9911 Bob Bowersox Publicity Director Direct # 302-540-6102

PRESS RELEASE
For further information, call: Bob Bowersox at 302-540-6102

“The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley.”
Those iconic lines from Robert Burns’ famous poem “To A Mouse” seem to be quoted a great deal these days, as the pandemic continues to force more and more well-laid plans to be postponed, if not cancelled altogether.
Such is the case with Key West’s Red Barn Theatre, which recently announced it’s carefully-planned 41st Season, which was to take place outdoors under the stars in the venerable theater’s spacious Zabar Courtyard. They called their season theme “Outside the Box” – taking their live productions to their outdoor stage, where social distancing and open spacing would greatly reduce the anxiety of possible COVID infection.
“We had a beautiful stage designed and ready to go,” said Managing Director Mimi McDonald, “which would have kept the audience back about twelve feet. And we’d worked out several protocols regarding spaced out seating by pods, bar service, and were even looking into designing digital programs that could be accessed by your mobile phone.”
It might have worked, but it became apparent that city guidelines regarding entertainers – where they must either be separated from their audience by a Plexiglas partition, or wear masks during their performance – were not going to be feasible for a live theater performance, even outdoors. And concern for the well-being of their patrons as the virus cases were increasing and expecting to continue to do so was put foremost in management’s mind. For the safety of all, the decision was made to postpone until conditions improve.
So until the pandemic abates, or vaccines are more widely available and effective, the Red Barn will hold off on proceeding with their season. This includes the World Premiere of Hy Conrad’s new play, “Quarantine for 2”, planned for January, as well as the planned live performances of Bess Wohl’s “Cats Talk Back” in February, and Jane Martin’s “Sez She” in March.
The Red Barn is going to continue with their streaming offerings however, following the enthusiastic reception of their first online streaming production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” which completes it’s run Saturday.
“We’ll be making an announcement soon on what will be available in the New Year,” said McDonald, “but fans of theater and supporters of the Red Barn should make plans to catch the free streaming of Darrin Hagen’s hilarious ‘With Bells On’, which will run from December 16th through the 20th on our website, redbarntheatre.com.”
“With Bells On” was a smash hit for the Red Barn last Christmas season, directed and costumed by Christopher Peterson and starring Trey Gerrard and Don Bearden. It’s a very funny play about a meek and mild accountant trapped in an elevator with a flamboyant drag queen on Christmas Eve. To view the play, just go to redbarntheatre.com and click on the link for the play.
For now, the Red Barn will continue to monitor developments and the city’s guidelines, and as soon as it is deemed safe, will resume their season of live performances. But for now, it’s a wait-and-see game, as it is with most everyone else.
“We’ll be back,” said McDonald. “But for now, let’s all stay safe and do what we can, which for us, is to offer our online streaming theatrical events. We’ll see you soon.”
For more information on the Red Barn, visit redbarntheatre.com.
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HERE IS ONE OF THE CUTEST ANIMAL VIDEOS YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN. A Homeowner and gardener had a few different animals help themselves to his Gradens and then he he set up a camera and 1 Groundhog Showed Up, then a 2nd , and then they had 3 Babies. Hereis the Facebook URL Video Link, then a Few still pics I took from Video Below ....MUST SEE , and share the URL Link.......

 
A Homeowner Builds A Veggie Garden For Family Of Groundhogs
Since He Thinks 1 Groundhog is stealing his veggies from the HomeOwners Garden — and can't believe it when the Groundhog Brings brings the Entire family over.
Here is the Link to Homeowners Facebook Site ; where he has many other Really Cute Animal Videos
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WWW.ELLENCHERRY.COM WWW.ELLENCHERRYMUCI@GMAIL.COM

ELLEN CHERRY Has Always been one of our Favorite Entertainers. Ellen is Truely A Multi--Media Entertainer that is an Old Soul and so In Tune with the Universe and HumanKind (Although the "Kind" Becomes more and more Questionable as Years Go by.) ELLEN CHERRY has been an Entertainment Fixture at the WWW.TSKW.ORG (The Studios of Key West). Here is her Facbook Page; she does Frequent Live Streaming. https://www.facebook.com/ellencherrymusic


Kristen Livengood, Public Information Officer, Monroe County
Email: Livengood-Kristen@monroecounty-fl.govPhone/Text: 305-680-8226,  
Twitter: @monroecounty
Instagram: @monroecountybocc

TAKE THE TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN SURVEY TO HELP PROVIDE FUTURE DIRECTION FOR U.S. 1
 
Monroe County, FL - Monroe County is in the process of preparing a Transportation Master Plan that will provide future direction for U.S. 1 within Monroe County. Your feedback is vital in helping develop the Transportation Master Plan. Visit us1masterplan.com to find information on the plan, progress on each phase, a public survey, and an interactive map where you can pinpoint areas of concern.
 
We encourage you to provide as much feedback on your idea of traffic issues (congestion, safety, signals, pedestrian, bicycle, etc.), where these issues are, and possible solutions. (If completing the survey by using a smartphone, use the dropdown arrows for questions 1 & 2 to move forward - it allows you to type in the box but doesn't recognize that to move on.)
 
The primary objective of this study is to identify transportation needs, develop goals/objectives, and develop an action plan to meet those goals. The action plan will identify potential short-term solutions (1-5 years), mid-term (6-10 years), and long-term solutions (10-20 years). These solutions may include roadway, signal, and signage and marking improvements to address traffic issues and/or multi-modal solutions addressing the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit.
 
The more feedback the better. Direct link to the study: https://www.us1masterplan.com/projectsurvey.
 
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MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County has allocated all $1 million in the second round of CARES Act Small Business Grant Program funding to 268 small local businesses that were affected by COVID-19. The County funded $2 million to 527 businesses in both rounds of the program.
 
In round 2, 159 sole proprietors received $2,500, 86 2-10 employee businesses received $5,000, and 23 11-25 employee businesses received $7,500. Funded businesses included retail, food, galleries, commercial and charter fishing, salons, photographers, property management companies, and fitness centers, among others.
 
A business that applied but did not receive funding may have had an incomplete application, were not eligible (too many employees, multiple business applications with the same owner), or the application was submitted properly but was later than other complete applications on the first-come, first-serve basis. 
 
Some funding is still being processed, but to view a list of the businesses that received funding, visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov/bizcares.
 
The Monroe County CARES Act Program is a grant program funded by an allocation to Monroe County from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act through the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management to be used in assisting local governments in the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to the $2 million business grant program, approximately $368,000 was distributed for utilities assistance to about 400 commercial and residential customer accounts that were in arrears, $1 million was distributed or set aside for critical needs like food and nonprofit grant assistance, and $1.4 million is being processed for those who applied for the rental and mortgage assistance program.
 
The County’s Office of Management and Budget compiled the small business assistance grant distribution overview for both rounds of the program. This information can be found on our website.

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We Now Start Part 8 of 8 Weeks of showing an AMAZING 120+ Collection of Classic Cars Owned by Jay Leno "Jay Leno's Garage". He also had a CNBC TV Show Featuring his 120 Classic Cars WWW.LENOSGARAGE.COM

Jay Leno was on the air for decades as one of our favorite late-night talk show hosts. One thing you might not know about Leno is that he is an avid car collector. His net worth is $350 million, and he spends a sizable fraction of that on expensive, rare, and collector cars. He has even teamed up with automakers to make his own specialized vehicles.
Leno’s 136-car collection was valued at $50 million recently, and it’s likely to increase in price as the years go on. He has vehicles that the average car collector can only dream about, and his collection is constantly growing and changing. On this list, you’ll see some of the coolest cars in his garage. 

107. 1911 Packard Model 18
Model Year: 1911
Original Value: $4,500*
Current Value: $90,000*
According to Jay Leno’s Garage, which released the episode about the comedian’s 1911 Packard Model 18 in 2011, the Model 18 cost $4,500 brand-new in 1911. That’s the equivalent of $123,119.05 in today’s money. The Model 18 got 30 horsepower, which was standard for the time.
Packard’s Model 18 was the smaller version of the Model 30, which was why it cost $1,000 less. The “18” moniker is French in origin—that referred to the French calibration of HP, which is equal to 30HP by American standards. Packard produced cars from 1899 until 1956. The company officially was defunct by 2007.
108. 1932 Packard Twin Six
Model Year: 1932
Original Value: $3,895*
Current Value: $330,000*
Jay Leno’s green Twin Six “[stole] the show,” according to Hagerty. The 1932 Packard Twin Six was the comedian’s first collector purchase. It was owned by Phil Hill, an auto-racing legend who was the first American to win an F1 Championship. Hill’s restoration facility took care of reviving the 1932 Packard
Leno and Hill were very close friends until Hill’s death from Parkinson’s Disease in 2008, so the Twin Six is one of the cars closest to the comedian’s heart. The Twin Six’s most interesting features include its rumble seat, adjustable suspension, vacuum-operated clutch, and twelve-cylinder engine that gets 160HP. 



 
109. 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88
Model Year: 1959
Original Value: $8,800*
Current Value: $19,500*
Leno called his 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 a classic “boulevard cruiser.” The 88 is finned, chromed, and very large. The 88 comes with soft suspension, and there is enough room in the 88 to seat eight passengers, which is extra impressive, considering that the 88 is a Tudor. The Super 88 was part of the Oldsmobile’s fourth generation.
Made in plants all across the country, the Super 88 came with a 393cc Rocket V8 engine. The four-barrel carburetor was rated at 315 horsepower. In 1960, the Super 88 would get a makeover with a bold new grille, revised rear design, and new tailfins. 
110. 1966 NSU Spider
Model Year: 1966
Original Value: $2,979*
Current Value: $24,200*
Leno tested out his 1966 NSU Spider in 2013, speeding through California in the blueish-silver West German car. The NSU Spider, made by NSU Motorenwerke AG, had model years from 1964 until 1967. Only 2,375 were built, all of which were assembled in Neckarsulm. Clause Luthe was the designer.
The NSU Spider was the first production car from the West to have the Wankel rotary engine. This single rotor engine was water-cooled. That feature, and the front disc brakes, were the two main aspects differentiating the Spider from other cars. Bertone, the Italian design house, designed the body.
 
111. 2011 Morgan
Model Year: 2011
Original Value: $33,578*
Current Value: $38,800*
Jay Leno gave the then-new 2011 Morgan 3-Wheeler a spin in England. He liked it so much that he bought one, and this isn’t the first Morgan that he owns. The English three-wheel car company has been around since 1909. Morgan Motor Company is a small operation, employing just 220 people (for comparison, Ford employs 175,000).
The Morgan 3-Wheeler is the only car legal in America because MMC is a low-volume replica automaker. Leno likely buys his Morgans from the licensed dealer in San Francisco. The 2011 Morgan won Top Gear Magazine’s “Not A Car of the Year Award” that year.


 
112. 1932 Morgan
Model Year: 1932
Original Value: $495-$600*
Current Value: $15,000-$30,000*
As mentioned, the 2011 Morgan isn’t Leno’s first Morgan. He also owns a 1932 Morgan 3-Wheeler, which he featured on Jay Leno’s Garage in 2013. His Morgan may have been designed in 1932, but it wasn’t assembled until 1946. In the three-wheeled contraption is a 990cc Matchless engine that is usually used for motorcycles.
The 1932 Morgan was the first Morgan from the F-series. The Morgan F-series debuted at the Olympia Motorcycle Show in 1932 as the F-4. New improvements to this series included a chassis made of pressed steel. Some of the F-4s had Ford engines. That partnership ended in 1952
113. 1950 Nash Ambassador
Model Year: 1950
Original Value: $4,063*
Current Value: $22,500*
Jay Leno admitted that his 1950 Nash Ambassador “looks and handles” like a mobile “bathtub,” but he loves the odd car anyway. The 1950 Ambassador was customized for Jay Leno’s Garage, which aired this episode in December of 2014. The Ambassador was described as one of the comedian’s “least valuable” yet “coolest” cars.
AutoWeek called it the “anti-Ferrari.” George Mason was the Nash president from 1949 until 1951, and he designed Nash Ambassadors from that era to be “daring, bold…and…[not] mainstream.” The 1950 Ambassador was aerodynamic, as the VP of Engineering was able to procure a wind tunnel and test the models.
WE CONTINUE WITH PART 8 OF 8 Featuring "JAY LENO'S GARAGE" UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE
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We Continue with our NEW Photographic Feature : "ICONIC RARE PHOTOS FROM PAST DECADES". EDITOR from Groovy History JACOB SHELTON
All ten of the Lusenko brothers fought in World War II and they all survived, here they are at a reunion in 1982.
After Pearl Harbor, when America was called to take their armed forces to the eastern hemisphere and join forces with the Allies, the men of just about every family in North America joined the military to defend the freedom. Many men didn’t return from their posts, whether they were sent to Germany, Japan, or somewhere in between.
This makes it all the more inspiring that 10 brothers managed to enlist and survive the ordeal that claimed the lives of so many other people. Were they just a lucky family? Or did the Lusenkos just manage to be in the right place at the right time? However their time in the military worked out, the Lusenko family must have been so happy to have their 10 patriarchs back.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley, 1978.
Believe it or not but Christie Brinkley was discovered in line at the post office. That’s right, you never know what’s going to happen when you’re waiting your turn for the folks that take care of us come rain, sleet, or snow.
In 1972, she was sending off some mail when a photographer approached her and asked to take her photo. That amateur spread ended up netting her work beyond her wildest dreams.
She went on to be the cover model for three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, and she had two calendars dedicated specifically to her bod. She may be retired, but she’ll always be our favorite super model.
The original SNL cast, 1970s.
There was magic in the earliest casts of Saturday Night Live. The first year of the series featured Chevy Chase in the straight man role, but when he lit out for greener pastures (Hollywood), his role was filled by iconic irony man Bill Murray.
The Not Ready For Prime Time Players gave audiences some of the most engrossing and chaotic comedy performances of the decade, and birthed a generation of alt comics who worshipped at the alter of their helter skelter comedy style that felt like it could fall apart at any moment.
Do you have a favorite cast? Of course you do, you've got a heart don't you?
Conrad Veidt, the original inspiration for the Joker, from the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs
No, this isn’t a still from a new Batman movie, this is actually a press photo from the silent film The Man Who Laughs. Directed by Paul Leni, the film is a German Expressionist film that’s so disturbing that it’s often categorized as a horror movie rather than the drama that it really is.
The star of the film, Conrad Veidt, was so skilled at changing the way he looked to fit his roles that he lost himself totally in his work. Veidt stars in the film as Gwynplaine, the star of a freak show in a traveling carnival thanks to the permanent grin that was etched across his face as a child.
Veidt’s look in the film is famous not only for being incredibly creepy, but for inspiring the entire look of the Joker. Even today, visuals of Joker are clearly indebted to Veidt, down to his hairstyle and terrifying grin.
THE DECEMBER 28 2020 will have PART 2 OF OUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM OUR FAVORITE CONTENT PROVIDER COMPANY WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PAST DECADES" BY JACOB SHELTON

WWW.WATERFRONTPLAYHOUSE.ORG 407 Wall St. 305-394-7445. Go to their website to see Updates

WE'RE TAKING A BREAK TO INSURE YOUR SAFETY
A message from Managing Artistic Director Tom Thayer.

With the number of COVID cases rising rapidly, we have decided to take a break from the season. Our Waterfront Welcome Back Revue has been cancelled, Every Brilliant Thing, the marvelous new play starring Arthur Crocker has been postponed and our beloved revival of The Rocky Horror Show has been postponed.

Please follow our website for updates to our schedule and please, MASK UP!

Tom Thayer, Managing Artistic Director, Waterfront Playhouse, 305-294-5015
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HOLIDAY SALE 70% OFF + 20% SITE WIDE USE CODE : BLACKFRIDAY2020
We Continue with HeART
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The HeART Strings Art Sale Continues
Amazing artwork created on retired instruments by your favorite local artists with half the proceeds donated to BVMP and our mission of free music lessons for every child and the other half going back to the artist!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these beautiful pieces of art and supporting the islands only free music program, please call (305)504-7664 or email: katey@bvmpkw.org to arrange payment.
We will also gladly accept any additional donations you might have to offer.

8) "UNSTRUNG" by B LUCY STEVENS $700
9) "JOYFUL NOISE" by BEN HARRISON $500
10) "FLOURISH" by LAUREN P. McAloon $1400
11) "WHALE SONG" by CRICKET DESMARAIS $1600 Encoustic with Oil Pigments & Gold Leaf on a Retired Cello $1600
12) "THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS" by MARLENE KOENIG $1200
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305-985-0433 Info@Thekeywesttheater.com
Kelly and Nick Norman

Dear Friends of the Coffee Butler Amphitheater As You May of Heard, The City of Key West has Cancelled All Special Events on City Propertythrough Dec 31, 2020 Due to Concerns Regarding the Rise Covid-19 Cases. This Includes the Remining Sunset Series; as well as the Bill Blues Most Exceptional Fundraiser & 38 Special. We are Working Hard to Re-Schedule. Ticket Holders will be contacted on How to Proceed with Your Tickets Very Soon. We Appreciate Your Patience. Key West Theater and Coffee Butler / KW Amphitheater.
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WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929 Greetings from Rebecca Zehr
MONROE COUNTY – United Way of Collier and the Keys is launching a virtual Remote Crisis Case Management System to help residents of Collier and Monroe Counties cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, UWCK is excited to announce KeysHelp.org, an innovative way to assist neighbors in need. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; PLEASE GO TO THE NOV. 2 ISSUE FOR COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE INFOR. & THEIR WEBSITE https://conta.cc/2HVCpQZ

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Now More "Perfect Life" Part 1 "40 Most Powerful and Rare Historical Photos Vol. 29"
More "Perfect Life" Part 2 "40 Most Powerful and Rare Historical Photos Vol. 29" in the December 28th. Issue

Debra Moore and The Board and Staff Send Holiday Greetings

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
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LARRY BAEDER WITH GUEST MUSICIANS EVERY WED. NIGHT AT MANGROVES MAMAS 7-9PM. Co-Hosted by Dora Gholson
Open mic night at Mangrove Mama's. We are thrilled to have Larry Baeder hosting our open mic night. Hope to see you all there!! #openmicnight #openmic #musician #floridakeys
Mile Marker 20


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Please make sure to go to the Part 2 from the KWG in this Issue to make sure you have the UPDATED List of Events for the rest of this Year and first few Months of 2021 at KWG

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Sharon@KeywestGallery.com and 305-292-9339
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Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
Curator, Art Manager Special Events for Cuban Arts, Art Dealer . Key West. Florida. Alean also helps Letty Nowak at Jag Gallery.
Alaen Works with so Many Latin / Cuban Artists that we have Featured This Year. The Dec 28st. Issue will try to have one of Alaen's Artists. Thanks: Alaen for all the Great Work you have done for the Magazine and showing our 7812 Weekly Readers some Amamzing Cuban / Latin Artists. Of Course ;Nance Frank Owner /Curator at The Gallery on Greene is also known for Decades of supporting the Latin Arts & Always Having Much Inventory.
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We Now Continue with Part 8 of 8 Weeks of showing an AMAZING 120+ Collection of Classic Cars Owned by Jay Leno "Jay Leno's Garage". He also had a CNBC TV Show Featuring his 120 Classic Cars WWW.LENOSGARAGE.COM
114. 1952 MG TD Hot Rod
Model Year: 1952
Original Value: Unknown
Current Value: $33,200*
Jay Leno showed off his hot-rodded 1952 MG TD in a 2014 episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. The 1952 MG TD Hot Rod was described by Auto Blog as a “pan-Atlantic speedster.” The 1952 MG TD body was fused with a fuel-injected V8. The drop top originally got 48HP, but the hot rodding boosted that to 340.
The only non-stock difference that is actually noticeable on the exterior of the MG is the large rear tires. The original owner, who was also on the 2014 episode, came on the show. He hot rodded it after finding the MG rotting in some bushes back in 1970. 

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