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Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 28, 2020
THE KEYS BLASTFROM ED KRANEAND FRIENDS
DECEMBER 28, 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 28, 2020 Issue : Pt.3 of "Art Wherever You Are" from WWW.TSKW.ORG The Studios of Key West (Below "Ineffable" by James Leo Sheridan 40 X 30 Photography on Canvas), Our Weekly Journeys Around the World Through Photographic Features This Week : Avlanko Nature Reserve in Hameenlinna Finland, Zazoo Iconic Photographs & Memorabilia + Fine Art Presents Charles M Schulz & The Peanuts Gang, Pt. 2 Posing with Statues (Pretty Funny), MCSO Sheriff Ramsay with a Holiday Message, JAG Gallery has their Holiday Exhibition, Pt. 2 : One of Our Favorite You - Tube Content Providers WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM has "Iconic Photographs Through Past Decades" from one of our Favorite Editors Jacob Shelton, The City of Key West (Includes CURFEW & NYE Important Materials and Links) and Monroe County Have their Weekly Sections, Bill and Linda Klipp's Weekly Journey Around The Country Through Photographs (This Week Photos right here in KW of the CRZBs Consort Quartet at The Viva Argentinian Steakhouse 903 Duval 305-414-8947
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, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM
(Hundreds of Great Titles Many from Local Authors Available On-Line or Hard Copy),The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Of Course ; Many Additional Features noted after this First Batch of Photographs.
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this December 28th. 2020 Issue : FKSPCA Presents Animals in the Lower Keys for Adoption (Cat Below is Oregano), Artist Stephen Muldoon in The Wyland Gallery (12/28-31), From the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Perfect Life" We start Pt. 2 of "40 Most Powerful and Rare Historic Photos Vol. 29", We'll Visit ALL The Key West Art & Historical Society's (KWBGS) Buildings : WWW.KWAHS.ORG , Zazoo Iconic Photograps / Memorabilia & Fine Art : Rolling Stones-The Beatles-Bruce Springsteen-John Lennon-Marilyn Monroe-Peanuts-Oriolo-The Who & Hundreds More, Good Friend Adam Scott Rote is in Town Dec 24-29 at The Key West Gallery, Our Weekly Photographic Journeys around Key West and Stock Island by Roberta DePiero, Fringe Theatre (You Must Check out their On-Line Holiday Readings), MOTE On-Line Lecture Series, The Movie "GREASE" 'THEN AND NOW" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "WORLD REVIEW", The Bahama Village Music Program of Key West, Coco and Salem Gallery, The Next Studios of Key West "Between Two Palms" is Jan. 6 Featuring Stephen Hannock, In a few Days Watch out for the January "Keys Traveler" by the TDC, The Rarely Seen "Red Legged Thrush" is Still Visiting The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, One of our Medical Saviors Dr. John "Jack" Norris, Mandy Miles & Other Great Writers with The Weekly Publications, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM, & Konk Life, GingerBread Square Art Gallery / Adele Sent Us the 2021 Schedule of Visiting Artists, Daashia Cochran-GianCarlo Espinosa-Ellen Cherry-Alaen Ledesma Fernandez & Larry Baeder, Info. from Sean & Jill about the Holiday Schedule for The Truman WaterFront Farmers Market, Jim and Kate sent us the Updated Schedule for the Cabaret at D'vine and the Gardens Hotel, The Key West Wildlife Center , WWW.KWLS.ORG and Many Additional Features in This December 28, 2020 Issue. Thanks for Readingand Happy Holidaysfrom ALL The Associate /Executive Contributing Editors.EdKrane
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
December 28, 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.
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.
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
email@example.com for human service needs. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
The Start of a New Journey helping out those that have Gone Ahead
5210 COLLEGE RD. 305-296-1504
Contact : Misha McRAE
The Latest ifrom KWBGS and their Visiting rarely Seen Bird in this Region; Still Sightings as of Dec. 28, 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.
Red Legged Thrush Stock Photo
Red Legged Thrush in Keys Thatch Palm by Bert Filemyr
UPDATE FROM MISHA McRAE and Audrey Thompson The Thrush has been seen through the Christmas week.
BELOW I LEFT IN FROM LAST WEEK'S ISSUE (WHICH STARTED PART 1) A PHOTO SHOT RIGHT HERE IN KEY WEST FROM OCTOBER 1962 ( AMAZING THIS EQUIPMENT HAD TO BE WATCHED 24/7?); I MEAN WE WERE ONLY 90 MILES AWAY FOM RUSSIAN ARMED MISSELS. More of Part 2 From "Perfect Life" "40 Most Powerful and Rare Historical Photos Vol. 29" Up Shortly in This Issue
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 ChristianAndersen 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 DavisTillman read by Wilhelmina Lopez Martin, and The Carpenter's Gift by DavidRubel 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.
Tiffany, Tammy, Anima, 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 MORE Animals for Adoption Below is "Loki" a 4 Year Male Terrier Mix; there are 5 additional photos of Animals for Adoption in our Magazine ; Up Shortly
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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.
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.
It’s amazing to see someone basically standing next to their younger self, especially a photo of themselves following an intense battle. Faris Tuohy is one of the many men who agreed to put their lives in the hands of the U.S. military at the onset of World War 2.
The photo he’s holding was taken in the mess aboard USS Arthur Middleton following a two-day fight for Engebi in Eniwetok Atoll. During the battle, the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 22nd Marines killed 736 Japanese soldiers and Korean laborers. Only nineteen surrendered.
Tuohy later said that he was a victim of friendly fire when USAAF aircraft attacked the Marines, he’s unsure about what happened to the rest of the men in the photo.
Model-actress Kelly LeBrock in the 1980s.
Kelly LeBrock set a whole generation of nerds on the quest for finding the perfect woman (or building her) thanks to her performance in Weird Science.
When the producers were casting the movie, LeBrock was modeling in Europe. She was actually vacationing in the South of France with former policeman Sting and didn’t feel like flying out to work on a set. Who can blame her.
Photographed while serving in South Vietnam in 1965, Larry Wayne Chaffin died 20 years later of complications related to his exposure to Agent Orange.
Taken by AP photojournalist Horst Faas on June 18, 1965, while ensconced with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion at Phouc Vinh airstrip in South Vietnam, this photo sums up not only the Vietnam War, but the conflicts that came before and that have happened since.
At the time, Larry Wayne Chaffin was just a 19-year-old doing his part for his country. Chaffin only served one year with the Marine Corps and like many soldiers he had trouble readjusting to the States when he returned home.
Unfortunately, he passed away in 1985 from complications connected to diabetes, something that it’s believed he contracted after he was exposed to Agent Orange. It’s important that we don’t forget brave men like Chaffin and the sacrifices they make in the name of our country.
The Runaways back in the 1970s.
The Runaways were one of those special bands who could only exist at one moment. These five young women came together and churned out some of the most killer tunes over the course of five years, but then the band drifted apart.
The band was brimming with talent - Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Micki Steele, it’s no wonder that they became one of the most influential bands of all time. But according to Jett the group just fell apart, not because they hated each other, they just wanted to do other things. She told Lars Ulrich from Metallica:
I think as we each grew up and were figuring out more who we were as musicians, and really the kind of music we wanted to play, it started to diverge a little bit… We all got along fine, so there wasn’t anything like that. It was not a personality thing. We just grew in different directions. I just thought, ‘I don’t wanna get fired from a band I started. Let’s just part ways.'
Robert Plant rockin' his nurses do it better t-shirt during a packed house concert in Oakland 1977.
There’s no band that does rock n roll like Led Zeppelin. The thunderous sound of John Bonham, the hypnotic guitar of Jimmy Page, and of course, the haunting yowl of Robert Plant can transport audiences to another universe.
Robert Plant says that when he first started playing with a band he didn’t care what he was doing, he just wanted to feel the power of moving an audience. He explained his love of getting up in front of a crowd to Interview Magazine in 1977: When I started all I wanted to do was get out in form. I just wanted to sing. A simple thing. I loved the feeling of letting fly, of pushing as far as I could go with my voice. The only way you can really graduate how you do it is by doing it regularly to people who don’t have to be super impressed. You can do it in the studio all day long but you don’t get the flashback that you get onstage.
Anne Frank and her sister Margot on a beach in Zandvoort1940. Before she went into hiding, Anne Frank was just a regular girl growing up in a upper-middle-class Jewish family in Germany. However, when Hitler was announced as chancellor of Germany on January 20, 1933, the Frank family packed up and moved to the Netherlands that fall. Frank wrote of the family’s move in her dairy:
Because we're Jewish, my father immigrated to Holland in 1933, where he became the managing director of the Dutch Opekta Company, which manufactures products used in making jam.
Things were alright for the Frank family for a while, but when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 their life became much more complicated. Frank explained: After May 1940, the good times were few and far between; first there was the war, then the capitulation and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews.
Stevie Nicks on stage during a Fleetwood Mac concert, with Christine McVie in the background, at JFK Stadium in 1978.
Being a woman in a band, not to mention one of the most popular bands that ever existed, isn’t easy. Not only are there expectations placed on you, but everyone just assumes that you’re only along for the ride.
Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie proved the naysayers wrong in their incarnation of Fleetwood Mac. Not only were these two the leading creative force in the group, but they weren’t out all night hooking up with guys either.
UP SHORTLY MORE OF PART 2 FROM OUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM OUR FAVORITE CONTENT PROVIDER COMPANY WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PAST DECADES" BY JACOB SHELTON
Mote's annual Special Lecture Series is going virtual!
Mote scientists are excited to share their world-class research with you during our Special Lecture Series on Monday evenings in January 2021! This year includes four amazing talks about frontiers in aquaculture, the mitigating Florida red tide, sea turtle population dynamics, and the mysteries of chemical communication.
Each lecture is a live, virtual video presentation through YouTube. Guests who sign into their YouTube accounts can submit questions for the Q&A session at the end.
Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Mote Members). More information and ticket purchase is available at mote.org/lecture.
Mote's 2021 Special Lecture Series is presented by Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Fiduciary Wealth Advisors.
Pushing Back Another Feature from Wyland Presenting Another One of their Many Year Round Artists to the January 4th. Issue... In a few of the December Issues We've Featured the Works of Wyland. Click these two Issue Links and/or simply go to their Website
THE ENTIRE REST OF THE 2021 VISITING WYLAND GALLERY ARTISTSCONTINUES FURTHER DOWN IN THIS ISSUE IN THEIR USUAL WEEKLY FEATURE
WE NOW CONTINUE Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys around KW & Stock Island Shooting ALL THE GREAT SITES.
Roberta Took a Few Day and Night Photos of the Same House. As Usual many Additional Photos can always be found on Roberta's Facebook Pages. Happy Holidays Roberta Thanks for ALL THE GREAT YEAR ROUND MATERIAL that you SHARE With All of Us.
Up Shortly ;More from Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys Around Key West and StockIsland. This Week She sends us a Few Photographs of Outdoor Holiday Decorations using thesame House (Both Day and Night)
Click this Link for Addition Information and for Reservations
Two nights ago, my family and I went to Key West's Truman Waterfront Park to watch the sun go down on the shortest day of this longest of years. As darkness fell, we saw the convergence of Jupiter and Saturn overhead. I imagined these bright planets as symbols of the light that has sustained us through a dark time, and heralds of what awaits us in a brighter new year.
This seems as good a time as any to resume a regular schedule for our Old Town Literary Walking Tour, which illuminates the stories of writers who have called our island home. Beginning this week, the 90-minute guided stroll will be offered every Friday at 4:30 p.m. (including Christmas and New Year's) and every Sunday at 10 a.m. The cost is $30 per person, with discounts for teachers and librarians.
For your protection and ours, walking tours will be limited to six participants at a time until further notice. Tour guides and participants alike must wear a mask which covers the nose and mouth throughout the duration of the tour. Tours may be ended at any time, at the tour guide’s discretion, for noncompliance with our mask policy.
I hope you'll consider taking a tour this season, or gifting a tour to a friend. It's a great opportunity to get some sunshine, some fresh air, and a glimpse of the literary lights that still burn brightly in our island city. Wishing You All The Best. Arlo Haskell. Executive Director
Here are 4 Funny Enough Photos. The January 4th. Issue will have about 8 Additional Photographs.
"GREASE : THEN AND NOW" by WORLD REVIEW. Film Made in 1978 so These Then and Now are from Photos Taken from the Movie in 1978 (First THEN) The Actors Age in 1978) 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
Since the Movie had a pretty Large Cast we have about 19 More Photos of the WORLD REVIEW THEN AND NOW from GREASE in 3 Sections in this December 28, 2020 Issue of THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS. Section 2 Up Shortly
Carol Tedesco from The KeyWest Holiday Fest sends Everyonea Happy and HealthySeasons Greetings Wishes and this ExtensiveList of Events
Publicist, Photographer, Historic Shipwreck Professional Services
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 justas 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.
Due to the Very Large and Extensive Holiday Event Listings that Carol sent us; please see the Schedule at the very end of this Issue ; I'll repeat this Events Listings in ALL the December Issues.
The Last 4 Weeks we have been Promoting this Exhibition and this Week I have Greatly reduced the Space given to the ehibition; especially since the Exhibition is Down. I'll leave this in for 1 more week; in case any of these Items are still for sale. Benefiting BVMPKW. Go to the Link Below to see ALL the Instruments
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: email@example.com to arrange payment.
We will also gladly accept any additional donations you might have to offer.
Decmber 21st. Issue to see All the 12 Guitars and Cellos :
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.
Here are Two of the 12
1) "TROP ROCK" by TONY GREGORY $1600
2) "MOONLIT TUNES by PAM HOBBS $900
The Studios of Key West is open from 12:00pm – 4:00pm Tuesdays through Saturdays (These Instruments were on Display until Dec. 24. For more information, email BVMP board member Cricket Desmarais at Cricket@bvmpkw.org. BVMP- Celebrating 21 years of free music education. It takes a village.
Our Weekly "Around the World in Photographs in this Issue December 28th. Features
Aulanko Nature Reserve - Nationalparks.fiAulanko Nature Reserve in Hameenlinna Finlandhas been a popular destination with visitors for more than a hundred years. Nowadays, there is a lot to see in Aulanko Nature Reserve, in addition to the beautiful scenery. The forest park of Aulanko, its sights, and the view from the scenic lookout tower of Aulangonvuori Hill over the national landscape attract more than 400 000 visitors every year. The area is best suitable for day trips.
The English-style park, which forms a part of the nature reserve, was constructed in 1883 - 1938 and, with its buildings and cultural history, it is a nationally valuable site. To maintain the spacious park landscape, the forest park is actively managed. The nature reserve also includes forest landscape in its natural state.
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
, Assistant City Manager Patti McLauchlin and Mayor Teri Johnston.
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
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.
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.
"GREASE: THEN AND NOW" by WORLD REVIEW. Film Made in 1978 so These Then and Now are from Photos Taken from the Movie in 1978 (First THEN) The Actors Age in 1978) 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
The Last Few weeks we have been shwoing you materials that Jason & James have sent us involving Marilyn Monroe , Rolling Stones ,and Beathes Memorabilia being Offered at Zazoo. Click the December 21 Issue Link for much of the Material we have had in the last few Issues ( Including Many Rolling Stones Paintings).....You will also find in the Dec 21 Issue ; Links to past few Issues showing additional Marily Monroe and Beatles Paintings/Photographs... Dec 21 : https://conta.cc/34xg3NY
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.
Great gifts for someone special or to treat yourself these magnificent Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe, Beatles, John Lennon & Peanuts Memorabilia - please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com
Best regards,James Curken, Managing Art Consultant
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval Street, Key West, FL. 33040
' Electric Horses '
Ronnie captures himself and his fellow Stones on stage surrounded by Electric Horses as they perform to a crowd of raised hands and cell phones. His portraits are based on live concert shots. Each print is personally hand signed by Ronnie Wood. The gold glitter and Mick's scarf have an awesome effect.
Limited Edition on canvas of 150 prints.
Electric Horses measures approx. 55 3/4" x 37" gallery wrapped.
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Jimm Sherrington. Conch Republic. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. 24 x 30″
Jimmy Wray. Spalted Tamarind Pedestal. Wood. 12 x 39″. $1400
Giovanna Isola. Whimsical Ocean View. Acrylic on canvas. 8 x 10″. $325
Jodell Roberts. Bromeliad Vision 2. Digital photograph. 11 x 14″. $200
Jodi Wautlet. Connected. Mixed media. 26 x 14″. $295
John Buzogany. Hyacinth Macaw. Brooch / Pendant, 14 karat yellow / white gold, 2.5 carats natural Montana sapphires, natural Mississippi River wing pearls, .12 carats diamonds. 2 x 4″. $9500
John Martini. Thumper. Bronze. 10 x 23″. $8500
One More Section of Art from the 2020 Winter Member's Exhibition "Art Wherever You Are" in This December 28th. Issue. The January 4th. Issue will have the remaining 20 Pieces of the Artisan Works for you to View and Enjoy and Make Arrangements to Purchase. WWW.TSKW.ORG
We Now Continue with our Second Week of "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS / UNUSAL PHOTOGRAPHS" VOL. 29 BY PERFECT LIFE
THE JANUARY 4TH. 2021 ISSUE WILL HAVE PART 3 of "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS / UNUSAL PHOTOGRAPHS" VOL. 29 BY PERFECT LIFE
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.
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 3 of 3 for "GREASE : THEN AND NOW" Up Shortly
MORE FROM POPULAR YOU-TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER "WORLD REVIEW" AND "THEN AND NOW FOR "GRAESE" UP IN A FEW FEATURES
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
We Now Continue with PART 3 Section 4 in this Issue
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
You can View the Art on ALL Floors
or Log On to Their Website from Links Below or through your Browser
John G Hynes. Oreste. Photography. 10 x 12″. $100
Jon O’Halloran. Mask series #1 “Key West Covid Blues”. 22k gold leaf, oil on canvas. 30 x 24″. $799
Kalo. A Cat 4 Pierre & Gilles. Mixed. 20 x 24″. $990
Karen Luknis. Unseen Forces. Paint, collage. 30 x 40″. $1000
Karen Wray. Tick Tock. Wood, glass. 23 x 16″.$580
Kassy Burnette. Nauti….Mosaic on papier-mâché bowl, glass, jute rope. 25 x 14″. $3200
THIS COMPLETES OUR 4 SECTIONS OF PART 3 IN THIS ISSUE OF THE 2020 WWW.TSKW.ORG WINTER MEMBER'S EXHIBITION CALLED "ART WHEREVER YOU ARE" . Although the Exhibition will be coming down on Dec 31, 2020. I still have about 30 Member's Art to Show You (in January 4 and 11, 2021 Issues) ; with of course the asking Price along with indications of what has been Sold So Far.
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.......
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
..His TV Show "Jay Leno's Garage" Can Still be found on "ON DEMAND Found on CNBC" and Here is the Link to View ALL 120 Automobiles : CLICK LENO
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. In Case you are one of the 312 that has not read Our Magazine in the Past 8 weeks ; Here are Two Examples of how we Presented the 120 Autimobiles
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.
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 2 our NEW Photographic Feature : "ICONIC RARE PHOTOS FROM PAST DECADES". Written by Popular EDITOR from Groovy History JACOB SHELTON
A pair of girls deliver ice in lower Manhattan, New York City, 1918.
Before home refrigeration was a thing, people purchased massive blocks of ice in order to keep their food cold and their meat safe. A New York Times writer described the job in 1960: With a slicker-like black cape adorning his back, and a pair of heavy gloves to protect his hands from the load, the iceman would lift the block of ice with a pair of tongs, place it on his back over his shoulder, and perhaps walk up two, three, or even four tenement flights. These gals took over the guys who jumped into World War 1 feet first. Rather than sit around and let everyone’s food go to waste, these young women took the job the gusto.
The lovely Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1980s.
Throughout the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Jamie Lee Curtis was the quintessential scream queen. But she was also believed to be a curmudgeon of sorts, that just comes with Virginia final girl status.
Curtis reinvented herself in the ‘80s, becoming a sex pot and a legitimate comedy foil. Even though she’s gone through multiple permutations, Curtis says that she doesn’t feel like people don’t respect her. Quite the opposite actually. She told the New Yorker: I get so much effing attention, which is just obscene, really. I’ve been doing this for a long, long time, and I’ve been successful at it since I was nineteen. There’s not a day I don’t walk down the street and somebody goes, ‘Hey, I love you. You’re fantastic.’ And I appreciate it. I get it. It’s been my gig. I don’t need any more attention.
Lisa and Louise Burns posing outside The Shining wardrobe department right before filming their classic hallway scene. (1979)
The Shining is easily one of the scariest movies that’s ever been made, and the crazy thing is that one of the scariest parts of one of the scariest movies is an image of chopped up twin sisters. While speaking with The Daily Mail, the sisters explained that the hardest part about filming The Shining was being still while they were covered in blood: Us lying in the blood was one of the last scenes shot for the movie and I remember being worried, not because of the blood, but because it was going to be cold. Stanley was such a perfectionist and had planned exactly how he was going to pour the blood over us, so our main concern was just staying really, really still. We only had one set of blue dresses, so we had to get it right the first time otherwise the blood would ruin the dresses. I remember that was very challenging for Stanley because he liked to do many takes.
Michael J. Fox and Huey Lewis on the set of Back To the Future, 1985.
There are a ton of fun performances in Back to the Future, but one of the most beloved cameos comes from Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News. On top of appearing in the movie, his band also has a song in it.
According to Lewis, he almost didn’t take the gig because of the film’s title even after meeting with Stephen Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis. However, he finally relented. He told USA Today: I told Bob [Zemeckis] that the next thing I wrote, I'd send to him. So we wrote Power of Love. I had not read the script or seen the film. And they used it perfectly. I didn’t even think it was going to work, so to their credit, it did.
Madolyn Smith Osborne as Pam in Urban Cowboy, 1980.
Tight jeans, mechanical bulls, and country music; everyone remembers where they were when Urban Cowboy was released and changed the landscape of pop culture for good. Whether you saw it in a theater and went out to buy a cowboy hat or just had a closeted obsession with country music, this movie affected us all.
The film pretty much brought the western wear scene front and center, it turned plaid shirts into a way of life, and showed that John Travolta wasn’ just some flash in the pan.
However, the same can’t be said for co-star Madolyn Smith Osborne. She’s great in the film but by the end of the ’80s she dropped off the screen to live a normal life
A teenage fan in the moment at an Elvis Presley concert, 1957
There’s never been anything as pop culturally ground breaking as Elvis Presley’s early years. His career was like that of a comet - it passed by Earth for a brief flicker and astounded everyone who saw.
Teenage girls were especially fans of Presley’s. His performances elicited shrieks and yowls from the audience, making it impossible to hear anything from the stage. Can you blame them? No one had ever catered to young women before and all of a sudden here comes this hunka-hunka burning love.
Presley’s performances didn’t endear him to parents, but they generated controversy within the press and media, thus making him popular with teens. It was the first time this kind of media blitz happened, but it wouldn’t be the last.
Marilyn Monroe at Santa Monica Beach, 1962.
Taken on Friday July 13, 1962
by George Barris, this is one of the final photos ever taken of Marilyn Monroe. At the time she was freshly divorced from her third husband, Arthur Miller, and had the world at her fingertips. Unfortunately she was never able to grasp what she saw in front of her.
The early ‘60s should have been a bountiful time for Monroe, she was one of the biggest stars on the planet and widely considered to be the most beautiful woman anyone had ever seen, but her fight against the Hollywood system had drained her. Monroe’s final year was full of ups and downs. She was putting her life in order, but she still fell prey to her addictions. Bright stars like Monroe burn out so quickly.
Our January 4 2021 Issue will have Part 3 of "Iconic Photographs from Past Decades" from Jacob Shelton and
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
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.
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
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 Jan 4th.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.
..His TV Show "Jay Leno's Garage" Can Still be found on "ON DEMAND Found on CNBC" and Here is the Link to View ALL 120 Automobiles : CLICK LENO and I coud not resist showing two more times and I'll Erase Next Week Instead of Erasiung Them
115. 1913 Mercer Raceabout
Model Year: 1913
Original Value: $2,600*
Current Value: $750,000-$975,000*
The 1913 Mercer Raceabout was, as Motor Authority described it, an “American supercar” back in its day. In the early twentieth century, cars got top speeds in the 40MPH range. The Mercer was able to nearly double that, hitting 90MPH on the track. Leno stated that the Mercer could be picked up at the factory and taken straight to a race trac.
The Raceabout is exceptionally rare. There were only 5,000 made. In 1919, after the second Mercer founder died, a Wall Street firm bought Mercer. The former VP of Packard was put in charge, and Mercer, for many reasons, wasn’t economically viable past 1925.
118. 2012 McLaren MP4 12-C
Model Year: 2012
Original Value: $229,000*
Current Value: $100,983*
Jay Leno took his 2012 McLaren MP4 12-C for a spin in 2012, just months after taking delivery of the new MP4 12-C in January of that year. Leno explained to Wired that he knew the MP4 would be amazing, as it had to be a “successor” to the McLaren F1, which was “incomparable.”
The MP4-12C has a top speed of 218.61MPH. It can brake from 124MPH to a total stop in less than five seconds. The Coupe is the fastest of the MP4s, and the Spider has a slightly slower speed (though still very fast) of 215MPH.
Last Week Concluded our 8 Part Feature on "Jay Leno's Garage of Classical Automobiles Featuring 120 Cars"
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic; and also makes Frequent Appearances at the Key West Bi Monthly Commission / Mayor Meetings and Monroe County Meetings. He is one of the LEADING Voices of Reason. Thank You. Here are the URL Links to his Most Recent Facebook Posts / Videos.. IN CASE YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE with Clicking these Direct Links ; just copy and paste in your Facebook Browser or Simply go to his Facebook Page and look for his recent Posts.
Dr. John "Jack" Norris Just Posted this article on 12/24 " A SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON ON PFIZER / BIONTECH VS. MODERNA VACCINES. Will write out the entire Link for you to share with others ; Thank You Dr. Jack.
DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS THE OCT 26 TO END OF NOVEMBER VIDEO MESSAGES FROM DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS WERE DELETED ABOVE. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE RECENTLY DELETED VIDEO MESSAGES ; HIT THE DECEMBER 7, 2020 ISSUE OF The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends or go directly to the Doctor's Facebook Page
A Brief Sentence from Dr. Norris Brief Acceptance Speech "I am honored to serve the Conch Republic as it’s Medical Review Officer. Thank you Admiral Finbar Gittelman, Secretary of State Jim Gilleran and the entire Conch Republic Leadership for this designation." CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE 20 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE CEREMONY.
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.
The holiday season is in full swing, and that means people are out shopping for gifts. The Key West Police Department wants to remind everyone to take extra care to avoid becoming a crime victim. Put gifts in the trunk or somewhere out of sight as you go from store to store.
With so much online shopping, people should also try and avoid leaving packages sitting out in plain sight. Most of these companies provide very accurate updates for delivery times, so if possible, try and get them in so as not to tempt porch bandits.
Finally, if you’re buying on Craig’s List or an online yard sale, remember that the Key West Police Department’s open air lobby is available 24 hours a day for these exchanges. By conducting these transactions at the police department, both buyers’ and sellers’ privacy is protected.
The Key West Police Station is located at 1604 North Roosevelt Blvd. The open-air lobby in front is open 24 hours a day. The Sheriff’s Office is also offering the lobbies of its substations and headquarters building as safe zones for residents making online transactions or to anyone buying or selling in person.
THE CITY OF KEY WEST HAS A NEW MASK ORDINANCE
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.