Last Week The Features we ran from The City of Key West were; : Crime is Down, KWPD Looking for Motivated Candidates, KCI Tech. to give plans to revitalize Historic Duval. Here are two encore Features.. Go to the Feb 22, 2021 https://conta.cc/3pF4Nqyto see above Features
Editor's Note : The Two Brief Features Below are from a few weeks ago; but certainly worth repeating
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 CITY OF KEY WEST HAS A NEW MASK ORDINANCE
Editor's Note : This Material was sent a few months ago . Of course it's still important that you read it.
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.
Mark and Sarah are Celebrating their 2nd Year Anniversary on White Street. Their Gallery is very Unique with a Mix of Sarah's Brilliant Photography and Mark's Kiln Works. Also they have a Large Selection of their hand made Kitchen Items.
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 Gardens and then he set up a camera and 1 Groundhog Showed Up, then a 2nd , and then they had 3 Babies. Here is the Facebook URL Video Link, then a Few still pics I took from Video Below ....MUST SEE , and share the URL Link.......
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
Please check for Updates on ALL events Scheduled in 2020 that may have a re-scheduled Date and ALL the events that have recently been Announced at the MANY Venues that are Involved.Keep up the Great Work : Kelly and Nick and your entire Staffs.
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
United Way of Collier and the Keys is excited to announce a partnership with the City of Key West to assist with approximately $250,000 in aid to residents affected by COVID-19.
During the January 5 City of Key West Commission meeting, a stop-gap proposal was made by local health, nonprofit, faith-based and business representatives to assist the Key West community during the next few critical months of the pandemic. The Commission recognized if ever there were a moment to step in and fill the gap, that time is now, and the Mayor and Key West City Commission unanimously approved up to $500,000 to assist local residents. The goal is to keep community members healthy and safe, stabilize households and retain residents here in Key West.
UWCK will work alongside 9 other local non-profits to connect the City’s support to our residents. To be eligible, residents must have documented significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and be a City of Key West resident or a Stock Island resident who works in Key West.
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.
Impromptu Classical Concerts invites you to a special concert featuring the world renown Axiom Brass Quintet.
Axiom Brass Quintet's Free Impromptu Concert
at the Key West Lighthouse on March 14
Ready to beat the Covid blues with a little fun?
Impromptu Classical Concerts invites the public to a special free outdoor concert featuring the world renowned Axiom Brass Quintet, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14 on the grounds of the historic Key West Lighthouse at 938 Whitehead St.
Seating will be appropriately spaced and masks are required. A strict limit of 225 seats will be adhered to. The concert will be performed without an intermission. To reserve a seat, go to Impromptu's website: www.keywestimpromptu.org
Since its founding in 2007, the Chicago-based Axiom Brass Quintet has become one of the most awarded brass chamber ensembles in the U.S. Praised for a “High level of musicality and technical ability—clean, clear and precise sound,” by Chamber Music America, the ensemble won the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition followed by the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Plowman Chamber Music Competition and Juju City International Brass Quintet Competition in South Korea.
In 2012 the group was also the only brass quintet in 27 years to win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition and that same year became the only American ensemble to win the Preis de Europa-Stadt Passauin Germany.
At the March 14 concert in Key West, Axiom will perform “The First Six,” by Lillian Yee; the “Dance Suite for Brass Quintet,” by Leonard Bernstein; “Axiom,” by Liduino Pitombeira; “Angel Suite,” by Astor Piazzolla; selections from “Estudo Brasiliero,” by Cacilda Borges Barbosa; “Gaucho,” by Chiquinha Gonzaga; and “Oblivion,” also composed by Astor Piazzolla.
Concertgoers are advised to reserve their tickets to this limited admittance event.
THE TOURIST COUNCIL OF THE FLORIDA KEYS : EVERY MONTH THEY PRODUCE THE ON-LINE "THE KEYS TRAVELER" Filled with very informative Features. They have an Extensive Website filled with Feature Articles, Photographs, & Videos. Their website gets updated evey month.
THE TDC HAS THEIR FEBRUARY 2021 "KEYS TRAVELER" out along with their Monthly Updates to their Website.The KEYS TRAVELER is a Wonderful On-line Monthly Presentation of the Brilliance that is the Keys. Outstanding Job TDC.
DUE TO SPACE CONTRAINTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO INSERT ADDITIONAL TDC MATERIAL. Of Course ; click the sites above to be taken to their March 2021 KEYS TRAVELER and Their Website (which is Constantly Updated) for a Wealth of Information and Entertainment.
In the Next Few Issues Our Photographic Exhibitions of Beautiful Places Around the World Features Continues (Many of the Recent weeks contained the following) : Erawan National Park Kanjnaburi Thailand, Hawa Mahal Palace in Jaipur India, Barcellona Spain, Poco Da Ribeira Do Fernandez on Flores Islands, Azores, Palamos Spain (Charming Costa Brava Fishing Village), Yosemite National Park, Flores Island, Grand Tetons National Park Wyoming, Kyoto Japan (Ninomaru Gardens), Derbyshire England, Amboseli Nakuru Air Safari from Watamu /Malindi, Benagil Cathederal, Caves of the Coast of Algarue / Lagoa - Portugal, a Few Wildlife / Nature Reserves, Derbyshire England, Amboseli National Park Kenya, Lofoten :Nordland Norway, WE ARE PUSHING BACK UNTIL 3/8 the Beauty of Tatra Mountains in Poland
Great Features, Photos of the Day, Hundreds of Photo Galleries, and Extensive Special Events Sections.
Of course go to his site to see this Entertaining and Very Informative Website
Every Week Johnny White Covers Event and inserts about 12-60 Photos from each event in His On-Line Magazine; and Johnny Shares some with us. Of course just like ALL of Us in the Media and Event Attendees; Our Activities are Limited. So Johnny has Provided Us with Many Photos from Past Features He has Done in His On-Line Magazine WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM
DUE TO SPACE AND TIME CONSTRAINTS ; WE'LL HAVE MORE PHOTOS FROM MILE ZERO IN THE MARCH ISSUES
ANNA SWEET Just One of the Many Artists Hanging Year Round. Curator Brandie Sager Keep up The Great Work.
NOT SURE IF EFFUSION IS CARRYING ANNA SWEET'S "BABES AND WAVES" SERIES THAT ANNA IS SO FAMOUS FOR WWW.ANNASWEET.COM TO SEE SOME AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHIC ART AND FAMOUS UNIQUE PROCESSES. You also must visit EFFUSION at 701 Duval Street and Miami Beach / South Beach for a wide variety of Contemporary Art and Fun Stuff
As my regular readers know I try when possible to acknowledge Christopher Elwell for the amazing work he does with many non profits here in the Keys for Decades. He truly is one of the GREAT people in the Keys in our Lifetime. He Donates Hundreds of Thousands of $ and much of his time to the LEGITIMATE Non-Profit Organizations.. Christopher Posts on His Facebook Pages that his stores have Opened. Thanks Christopher; We are so Grateful to You, Royal, and Your Royal Furniture Stores. Important Note in this March 1st. 2021 Issue ..if you go to the Royal and Christopher Elwell Facebook Pages you will see some Inventory Sales; of course go in person to their Retail Units as Well.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR LITERARY TOURS AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS ISSUE
POET & BIRD LOVER ELIZABETH BISHOP FEATURE by PRESIDENT OF WWW.KWLS.ORG
Last spring, we commissioned a detailed Historic Structure Report of Elizabeth Bishop's former home at 624 White Street. A team led by award-winning historic preservation architect David Salay, of Bender & Associates, produced a suite of engineering assessments, environmental analyses, and architectural renderings. Their report follows guidelines outlined by the National Park Service, and will serve as the guiding document for all future work at the site. But to the layperson, or the lover of literary history, by far the most fascinating element of this report is the 100-page narrative section authored by historian Jonathan Lammers, simply titled "History of the Elizabeth Bishop House." (EDITOR'S NOTE : Due to Extreme Space Constraints the Rest of this Feature by Arlo Haskell can be found by Clicking BISHOP )
624 White Street will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of February, from 1:00–3:00 pm. To accommodate social distancing, the number of persons inside the house at any given time will be limited. Visitors must wear a mask which covers the nose and mouth throughout their time on site.
ARLO ADDS IN THESE TWO LINKS ; THEY ARE MS. BISHOP'S FAVORITE MUSIC
WWW.PLAYINGFORCHANGE.COM : ALL of the Tunes are MUST LISTEN TO. Go to their Website for the Complete Listing. THESE MUSIC VIDEOS WILL HAVE BETWEEN 10-30 DIFFERENT MUSICIANS PLAYING THE SAME TUNE in their OWN City / Countries (so 10-30 somewhat Unique Versions); AND THROUGH BRILLAINT EDITING : A COMPLETE MUSIC VIDEO IS PRESENTED THAT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY
THE KEY WEST BUTTERFLY & NATURE CONSERVATORY Click BUTTERFLY LINK FOR Information
Editor's Note : They have been showing Virtual Concerts all year long (THANK YOU, THANK YOU THANK YOU) ; and I expect to get some news about what they have planned in the first quarter of 2021; so stay tuned here and of course go to their website and facebook pages
About South Florida Symphony Orchestra
South Florida Symphony Orchestra, founded by Maestra Sebrina María Alfonso 23 years ago, provides exciting and enriching cultural experiences through Masterworks concerts with internationally renowned guest solists in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Key West. Guided by the belief that music is pivotal to community engagement, SFSO also brings vibrancy and strengthens public commitment to the arts through its transformative outreach and educational programming, including Symphony in the Schools for culturally underserved students.
After impressive career successes, Maestra Alfonso returned “home” to Key West, Florida, in 1997 to make a dream come true: bringing orchestral music, with all its associated educational and cultural benefits, to the southernmost island in the continental United States. In late 1998, with huge community support, the Key West Symphony made its debut. Subsequently renamed, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra (SFSO) is the only professional orchestra that performs full seasons in Key West, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
Award-winning Maestra Alfonso has established herself as a dynamic musical force. She is one of the few female conductors in the world. Her creativity has established SFSO as a leader in innovative collaborations, which are evolving the classical music art form and attracting new audiences.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL CONCERTS
Event Name: South Florida Symphony presents Masterworks V (virtual concert)
Date: March 20, 2021 (SECOND PHOTO BELOW)
Description: South Florida Symphony presents Masterworks V, featuring Ravel’s exhilarating scherzo, Introduction and Allegro; Argentinian-tinged Variaciones Concertantes by Ginastera, widely regarded as one of the most influential and original South American composers of the 20th century; and Mozart’s “Great G Minor Symphony,” Symphony No. 40.
Event Name: South Florida Symphony presents Masterworks VI (virtual concert)
Date: April 24, 2021 (3RD PHOTO BELOW)
Description: The raw passion of Russian symphonic music prevails in South Florida Symphony's evening of masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Audience favorite, Svetlana Smolina, returns with Shostakovich’s carefree and witty First Piano Concerto. The evening concludes with one of Tchaikovsky’s finest works, the ravishing Serenade for Strings.
We are so excited to announce that the libraries are offering curbside pickup. It's a work in progress so we'll be in touch if anything changes. Thanks! For immediate release :
Library Curbside Pickup
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering curbside pickup of library materials Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. To reserve library items, visit www.keyslibraries.org to search our catalog and our online electronic resources. To make an appointment for pickup, or for more information, give us a call at 305-292-3595.
Allison Rich, . Library Technician. Monroe County Public Library
WOW CHECK THIS OUT : A chance to see the hit plays you may have missed when they had their stellar runs over the last 8 years. Proceeds support the actors and crew of each play. A great way to see some terrific theater AND support our local artists! Visit theatrexp.org for more info and access. ALSO IN THIS ISSUE CLOSER TO THE TOP : Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore and Theatre XP Presents Viewing ANYTIME "TWICE TOLD"
IMPORTANT NOTE AT THE VERY END OF THIS PART 1 IS A CONSTANT CONTACT PART 2 URL LINK That Contains the ADDITIONAL WEEKLY CRISIS INFOMATION CENTER Section. ALSO in Pt. 2 : I have an Extensive Section of Photos on the Art Galleries along with the Names/Addresses & Websites/FB URLs of the Galleries, Museums, & a Few Other Arts & Entertainment Environments.. Then I have a Very Extensive Listing (with Website Links-Ph. #s, & FB Urls) of other Organizations that I've Featured in the Past 8 Years. These Two EXTENSIVE FEATURES ALONG WITH THE ADDITIONAL CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER ARE IN PART 2 ; and simply click the PART 2 LINK at the very end of this Part 1. The Part 2 LINK will ALWAYS BE at the END of Every New Part 1 ISSUE.
Our March virtual cooking classes are officially live! New for this month, the Williams Hall website will prompt you to become a member of the organization. Don't worry, membership is free! But the process is part and parcel of ramping up the other nonprofit programming we plan to offer. Once you become a member of Williams Hall, you'll have to login to register for Unity Table classes moving forward.
All of the below classes will take place on Zoom and registrants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting approximately two hours before the lesson begins. If you'd like to cook along with Chef Martha, you can find the ingredients lists on the Williams Hall website below each of the events (click "+SUPPLIES" to expand the list).
You can see the full schedule and sign up for the virtual lessons by visiting https://williamshall.org/events or by clicking the links in the event descriptions below.
In this lesson, Chef Martha will demonstrate how to cut rich and sweet flavors with a touch of zingy chili.
If you have any questions or concerns or experience any glitches whatsoever, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do everything we can to get things sorted. We look forward to seeing your smiling, hungry faces on Zoom!
We thank you all for your patience and continued dedication to our programming and we can't wait to see you in person soon!
Unity Table at Williams Hall
Here is one of the few Videos that the City has made to help insure that everyone wears Masks
KEY WEST Q PRINTINGWe offer a full range of printing services. Please check out our website at www.qprintingkw.comWe have other items not listed on our website. If you don't see what you're looking for, call us at 305-396-8227 or email us at email@example.com
A Message from Michael Nelson and Allison Rich at the KW Public Library
Online Book Club Fridays!! Our main focus is on New Adult Literature. "New Adult" literature are books that are Young Adult books with slightly more mature themes and content or Adult books that can be enjoyed by teens. It's great for YA readers and non-YA readers alike to explore the genre and discuss them online.
And what's this? A link to all of our selections so far for the New Adult Book Club? Say whaaaaatttt?!?!?!?
Read a book, and then pop into the event discussion on Fridays and give us your thoughts! It's ok if you've just started it or have finished your third! We want to hear from you. Let's talk about books! :)
The James County/River Bend Investigation Unit is focused on finding little Holly Hardesty. She wandered away from her mother and brother one springtime afternoon. In the dark of night, the searchers are tramping through lowland getting close to the river having worked for hours as a drizzling rain fell. They hear a child giggle in the darkness. Mars rushes through the mud and reeds to find the girl safely protected by a hobo. In appreciation for his assistance in finding Holly, Teniquia offers to help the hobo reconnect with his family. She persuades him to stay in town and invites his wife and daughter to come to River Bend. The reunion is all Teniquia expected. In the meantime, Nancy Rawlings has returned to town asking her old flame, Mars, to help her recover from her mental health crisis – the crisis where she tried to shoot him a few months ago. Her return threatens the relationship Mars has been developing with Trina Hardesty and her children. The gang soon learns that Nancy hasn’t changed. She has only one reason to be in River Bend. Murder! But who will be the victim?
Abandoned by their parents, older brother Kurt is forced to become father, mother and brother. Like it or not, he will be the parent of Logan, age fourteen. At twenty-three, Kurt is frustrated and angry. He pulls his brother into a risky plan. They will steal a valuable painting from a retired couple, sell it and get out of their dreary northern town. To sunshine and freedom. They are caught red-handed. The victim couple must decide -- save or destroy. Harry, a farmer, and Lillian, a retired teacher, choose to save. The brothers must work off the crime around their home and property. — and learn about life..
One of the Popular Groovy History Editors Lyra Radford
Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".
Please go to the November 16th Issue for this Complete Feature giving Brief Bios on a few more of their Editors and or go to their Author Website Section ( Above) NOVEMBER 16, 2020
Harmon Leon is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, comedian and the author of the book Meet the Deplorables... - and you can find his other work in Vice, The Observer, The Nation, Esquire and Wired. Two more of his WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM
From Lucy Carleton Key West Dance "Regrads to ALL. Our New Location is at 804 White Street in the CoffeeMill Dance Annex. At the moment our Salsa Classes are at Capacity due to the Social Distancing. I Will Leave word with Ed and the Other Social Medias when I will take more attendees into the Class." Lucy
The annual report highlights Monroe County’s accomplishments in 2020 and the County’s goals for 2021. It features information about the Board of County Commissioners, the County’s administration and 24 departments, ways to stay connected with Monroe County, budget information, hurricane preparedness, the 2020 response to COVID-19, and more. The guide also includes contact information for the five Constitutional Offices and a variety of government agencies, utilities, and schools in Monroe County. Bookmark the guide to be kept as a reference all year. It is filled with information about the entire County to help citizens and business owners better navigate all the government agencies and other entities that serve them.
In addition, Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron and County Administrator Roman Gastesi are making the annual State of the County addresses for local chambers, rotaries, and other organizations throughout February and March. Check with your local organizations to see if they have one scheduled. The presentation can be found at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/stateofthecounty.
Naja and Arnaud and their entire staff does a GREAT COMPREHENSIVE job in their covering Monroe County with Articles/Photographs/& Videos that you can always enjoy (everyday Just like KonkLife and The Weekly) Log on to see the Latest News. Many of the Blue Paper Links can be found in the "CRISIS INFORMATION " section in PART 2 ; SIMPLY CLICK THE LINK at the bottom of this magazine to take you to my PART 2. Arnaud Girard has an amazing selection of Cartoons he has Drawn over the Years. Here is the Link to their Cartoon Section in their Newspaper https://thebluepaper.com/cartoons/
The Editor of the Key West The Weekly Mandy Miles; along with Britt Myers, Hays Blinckmann, and Jason Koler (Owner & Publisher) ALL send regards. I asked them to send me Information; so our readers can continue to expand the information Resources they receive ; from the Daily Sources Including WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM and WWW.KONKLIFE.COM
Watch D. Arthur Wilson paint in the gallery and meet the artists while viewing their newest originals and limited editions. Wild Expressionist and Abstract Expressionist RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A weekend event hosted by Thomas and Vanessa Arvid at their personal cabin in Georgia. Thomas' newest original paintings will be on display & available for acquisition. Reservations for this exclusive wine and art experience are taken on a first-call basis 305-292-9339. Please inquire for event cost.
BILL MACK VIP STUDIO FLY-IN EVENT IN EDINA, MN Also featuring artwork by Deborah Mack with artwork by Gary Welton If you are looking to start or add to your artwork collection this is an incredible opportunity to do so. You'll find artwork at this event that you won't see anywhere else! RSVP required at 305-292-9339 or email@example.com
BILL MACK VIP STUDIO FLY-IN EVENT IN EDINA, MN Also featuring artwork by Deborah Mack with artwork by Gary Welton If you are looking to start or add to your artwork collection this is an incredible opportunity to do so. You'll find artwork at this event that you won't see anywhere else! RSVP required at 305-292-9339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket sales cut off at 5 pm today and there are no day of walk ins. PPE is required at all times and strictly enforced.
2/28 Skipper Kripitz and Friends
Cabaret @ d’vine Wine Gallery:
5 – 7 pm
Thursday’s, Nancy 3. Hoffman at the piano
Friday’s, Classical Guitarist Matteo Jampol
Saturday’s & Sunday’s, Bobby Green at the piano. (20% off bottle purchases in d’vine Wine Gallery).
Outside seating only.
COVID 19 requirements as of July 11, 2020:
Please enter from the lobby and exit through the garden.
Masks are required within 6’ of another person, when not seated.
Social Distancing is mandatory.
If outside, have a seat and our bar staff will come to you
Cabaret @ d’vine Wine Gallery:
Friday’s, Classical Guitarist Matteo Jampol. Saturday’s & Sunday’s, Bobby Green at the piano. (20% off bottle purchases in d’vine Wine Gallery)
Outside seating only. COVID 19 requirements as of July 11, 2020: Please enter and exit through the garden. Gate code is 2 1 4. Masks are required within 6’ of another person AND / OR when not seated. Social Distancing is mandatory. If outside, have a seat and our bar staff will come to you.
‘Discovery Wine Tasting Series’ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm $70 per table for two. Still room in these classes: Jan 7 ‘Wine Kings’, 5 tables available. Jan 13 ‘Drunk History’ SOLD OUT. Feb 10 ‘Sippin Through Spain’ SOLD OUT. Feb 25, Bordeaux vs Napa’, 4 tables available. March 10 ‘Obsessed With Oregon’ SOLD OUT. March 25 ‘How does 100 Points Taste Like’, tables available. April 14 ‘Battle Of The Barrels’ 2 tables open. April 29, ‘Fruity vs Spicy’, 5 tables available. May 12 ‘Napa vs Sonoma’ 4 tables open. June 9 ‘Yes way Rose’ 7 tables open. Host for these evenings is James Braun of Breakthru Beverage.
James Braun of Breakthru will be presenting wines from various regions. Classes in RED are hosted by James Hilferty, Republic National and have just been added. Our series will be outside and social distanced. Masks required when not seated. Reservations are required and limited to just 16 people, charged at the time of reservation. Due to the small size of this event, we have a non-refundable policy. Special this year, you will receive a bottle of wine to take home un-opened. (Floor plan below shown closer than it will be), 20% discount on all bottle purchases at the event. To Reserve call 305-294-2661
Jim Marquardt, General Manager The Gardens Hotel and Cottages
Roberta, Peter , & Reef Send regards and Roberta gives this Update. ALL Information about our Playbills will be Immediately Updated when additional Information from the Organizations and Venues become Available; and wishes everyone to be Safe.
Stephen Kitsakos (Producer and Director & Really Nice Guy)sends this additional information on SMITHTOWN : Michael Urie, a wonderful actor from Broadway, TV and film. He is starring in a streaming play that I have produced and directed. It's called SMITHTOWN and by Drew Larimore who was an Artist in Residence. The streaming play will be available from Feb. 13-27th through a link at the website: https://tskw.org/ Just click on Michael's name. The play also starts TV and stage actors Constance Shulman from Orange is the New Black, Ann Harada from HBO's The Flight Attendant and Colby Lewis of Hamilton. The post-production work was done by Harry Aspinwall, another AIR.
On select Wednesdays at 6PM EST, we explore how stage, TV & film performers, designers, writers and visual artists are keeping the creative spirit alive through these turbulent times.
Join us for conversations this February & March with British royalty, distinctive American actors and a sexy doctor from television.
March 3, 2021 Jessica Hecht in Conversation with Jeff Johnson
JESSICA HECHT has appeared on television in Dickinson, Bored to Death, Red Oaks, Jessica Jones, The Loudest Voice & Succession. She played Sonya Barzel on The Sinner and was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Karen in Netflix’s Special. Known for her roles as Gretchen Schwartz on Breaking Bad & Susan Bunch, the wife of Ross Geller’s ex-wife on Friends, she was a featured cast member in the sitcom The Single Guy. Hecht had played Amy Burns in the comedy-drama Dan in Real Life (2007), with Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche and appeared in Woody Allen’s Whatever Works, Sideways, & A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Broadway roles include her Tony-nominated performance in A View From the Bridge w. Scarlett Johansson & Liev Schreiber, Harvey with Jim Parsons, as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof directed by Bartlett Sher and The Price opposite Mark Ruffalo. In 2018 she won an Obie for her performance in Admissions at LCT. With producer Jenny Gersten she runs The Campfire Project, a theatre-based wellness project that creates plays in refugee camps.
SUNDAYS IN THE GALLERY
Prefer a more private art-viewing experience? Sundays in the Gallery is your chance to grab a few friends and get up close and personal with our latest exhibitions on a Sunday morning or afternoon. Start with mimosas or a glass of wine on the roof, then walk through the galleries, with a knowledgeable guide. Click for details.
INformation for Old Town New Folk Virtual Concerts
I believe they are OPEN and selling Homemade Pasta Sauces and their Usual Gourmet Food..Here is a FB Shout out from Heather and Michael : "Homemade Pasta & Sauces; located in the heart of old town Key West; abundant servings and low prices; seafood; Excellent Wine and Beer offerings; winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence"
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101 WWW.DELL.COM . Also a Shout out to
WWW.KEYSMOSQUITO.ORG 305-292-7190 Due to Space Constraints the Feature we have been running about "Prevent Dengue" is deleted. Please go to the website above for additional Information ; and an earlier Issue Link to see the material in our Article : https://conta.cc/3a8EN0o
Dengue can present as a severe flu-like illness with severe muscle aches and pain, fever and sometimes a rash. Usually, there are no respiratory symptoms. Symptoms of Dengue will appear within 14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Dengue fever is not contagious but is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
The emergence of these Dengue cases reinforces the importance for the public to prevent insect bites and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure. These measures include intact windows and screens and the use of air conditioning, keeping the area around your residence free from containers that collect water, wearing protective clothing and the appropriate use of insect repellents.
EDITOR'S NOTE : We'll have additional Info on the gigs from Skipper and Friends Next Week. Any Local Musician that would like to share events and Info. simply write me a few lines EK10@Aol.com
Vivajazz on EVERY weekend- @ Viva’s. 903 Duval (****ALL SHOWS @7:30 - 10:30pm):
But it’s all I have. Mostly, I feature Travis Irwin, newcomer to Keys from Portala , NM, on vocals , gtr. mandolin , & fiddle) with me, on Rav Vast tongue drums, & on drumset, ….or the CRZBs, with Claire Finley, bass, Chris Burchard, gtr., Rob Di Stasi, vocals & keybds, & me, drums.
Michael Robinson here. I’m performing virtually on Fridays from 5-6pm on Facebook. No ‘live’ performances planned in the near future. Eric is staying in TN most of the time. We do want to perform again when we know it is safe and it is worth our while.
Please click the February 22, 2021 Issue Link https://conta.cc/3pF4Nqy to see the Last 4 Articles from CFK 4 . The Features are : CFK Promotes Project "ACCESS" Opportunites. CFK Postpones VIP Series, CFK Does an Amazing Job in the Distribution of Vaccines. CFK Starts a Femal / Male Swim Team.
Here is a new Feature Just sent Over
COLLEGE TO HOLD VIRTUAL EVENT FOR FUTURE STUDENTS
KEY WEST, FL, February 24, 2021—The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) invites prospective students to learn more about the various academic and career training opportunities available locally at CFK through a virtual information session on Wednesday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered at the Future Student Virtual Information Event:
Academic and career training programs, including bachelor’s degrees in business, hospitality, marine science, and nursing
Guaranteed transfer to Florida universities with an Associate in Arts degree
Paying for college: cost comparisons, financial aid, scholarships, payment plans
Steps to become a CFK student
Attendees will receive a code to waive the $30 application fee. Registration for the event is required. Visit the College’s website at CFK.edu/futurestudentevent to learn more and to register. For more information or to schedule a personal information session, contact Marissa Owens, CFK Director of Recruitment, at email@example.com or call 305-809-3207.
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If you've already received your first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, congratulations — you're well on your way to being protected from the coronavirus. But to be fully immunized, it's critical to get that second shot.
Across the country, some people are running into snafus as they try to get their second dose. Winter storms have shut down clinics in some areas, while others have closed because they temporarily ran out of vaccine. There are also scattered reports of scheduling glitches.
If you've had an appointment canceled, don't wait for someone to call you — be proactive about rescheduling your second shot, advises William Schaffner, M.D., an infectious diseases specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
"We have told everyone these vaccines are 95 percent effective,” he says of the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines currently in use in the U.S. “But they're only 95 percent effective if you indeed get that second dose."
Here are a few more things to know about the second dose:
1. Your side effects will likely be stronger
Many people who had little to no reaction to the first vaccine dose are reporting that the second one packs a punch — surprising even those who study vaccines for a living.
Greg Poland, M.D., an infectious disease expert at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and director of Mayo's vaccine research group, had only mild symptoms after his first dose. But the second one left him shaking — literally — with chills and a temperature of 101.
"I took one Tylenol and went to bed and woke up the next morning 90 percent improved, and by midday I was back to normal,” Poland says. “This is not an indication of something going wrong; it is an indication of a vigorous immune response.”
Participants in clinical trials of both vaccines had experiences similar to Poland's. In Pfizer's clinical trial, for instance, 31 percent of participants ages 18 to 55 reported a fever after the second dose, compared to only 8 percent after the first one. Fatigue, chills, headache and muscle/joint pain were also more common after the second injection for both vaccines.
The good news is, older adults were less likely to experience vaccine reactions, the data shows. Among those age 55 and up in the Pfizer trial, 22 percent experienced fever after the second dose, and 3 percent had a temperature after the first dose.
Schaffner recommends not making any big plans for the day after your scheduled vaccine appointment.
2. You should avoid taking pain relievers before your shot
If you've been hearing stories about second-dose side effects, you may be tempted to take a pain reliever before your appointment.
That's not a good idea, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unless you've been advised to do so by your doctor. Pain relievers taken preemptively ahead of a shot could dampen the effectiveness of the vaccine, Poland and Schaffner say.
However, it's OK to take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Advil or Motrin after your vaccine to treat side effects such as pain, fever, chills or headache.
3. The timing between doses doesn't need to be exact
The second dose of the Pfizer shot is supposed to be given 21 days after the first; for Moderna, the recommended interval between doses is 28 days.
However, if you can't get an appointment on the exact day — or if you have to miss your scheduled appointment for some reason — the CDC does allow some wiggle room. Although the agency recommends trying to stick to the suggested interval, it says the second dose can be given up to six weeks after the first.
If your appointment is scheduled earlier than the recommended date, ask for a later appointment, Schaffner advises. “Your immune response will work perfectly well if you take more time,” he says. “But if you do it too early, the second dose may not invoke an optimal response.”
4. Your second dose should be from the same manufacturer as your first
Doctors are already hearing from patients asking if they can get their second dose from a different manufacturer, often because they realize the other type of vaccine is offered at a location that's more convenient. But the CDC recommends against it: The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines “are not interchangeable with each other or with other COVID-19 vaccine products,” the CDC says. “The safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated.”
The CDC does allow the mixing of Pfizer and Moderna shots in “exceptional situations,” such as when the vaccine used for someone's first dose is no longer available due to a supply shortage, or if it's unclear which vaccine they got for their first dose.
5. A rash at the injection site isn't a reason to skip your second dose
If you experienced a rash at the injection site three to 10 days after getting your first shot, that doesn't preclude you from getting your second shot, the CDC says, although it recommends getting it in the other arm.
A small number of people have developed such rashes, sometimes called “COVID arm,” after vaccination. Doctors say it's likely a mild allergic reaction that can be treated with an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl.
In guidance released Feb. 10, the CDC says the reaction is not believed to represent a risk for a more severe allergic reaction when you get your second dose.
6. You should temporarily avoid all other vaccines
It might be time for your shingles or Tdap vaccine, but you should hold off if you are between COVID-19 vaccine doses. Because there's no data on the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines administered at the same time as other vaccines, the CDC recommends avoiding other immunizations in the two weeks before and after both doses. Holding off also helps prevent confusion about the cause of a reaction if you experience one.
The CDC does allow exceptions in circumstances where avoiding the vaccine would put you at risk, such as a tetanus shot after a wound or a hepatitis shot during an outbreak.
7. Full immunity is not immediate
It takes two weeks after your second dose for your body to build full protection to the virus. After that, you should have almost zero chance of developing severe disease if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, Schaffner says. The CDC also says you no longer have to quarantine if you're exposed to someone with COVID-19 — as long as you meet these criteria: you don't have symptoms and it hasn't been more than three months since your second vaccine dose.
One possible exception is immunocompromised people, Schaffner says. They will get some level of immunity, he says, “but they may not reach the 95 percent because their immune system is already somewhat compromised, no matter how strong these vaccines are.”
8. You still need to wear a mask
Experts are divided about whether it's OK to hug your grandchild or gather socially with other vaccinated people after you're fully immunized.
But they agree you should continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing in public. For one thing, there's a small chance you could get sick even after you've been vaccinated.
In addition, it's possible that you could still carry the virus and silently transmit it to others who haven't been vaccinated, even if you don't develop symptoms.
And there's one more reason. Until the country reaches herd immunity — the point when a significant portion of the population becomes immune to a disease — it's important for everyone to wear a mask to stop the spread of the virus, Schaffner says. “If we have some people walking around maskless and others not, people left and right are just going to discard their masks,” he says. “We are not ready yet for that for society. Let's all stick to masks a little longer until we get the all clear.”
Michelle Crouch is a contributing writer who has covered health and personal finance for some of the nation's top consumer publications. Her work has appeared in Reader's Digest, Real Simple, Prevention, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Thanks for Reading. Thanks to All our Contributing Associate Editors. I'll be working on the March 8th. 2021 Issue ; and will be adding in More New Features & Inserting Features from 2013 to 2020. Hope to see you around Town Soon. Ed Krane PS : It looks like we may be coming Closer to having this Large Pool Party at My Place Soon; Especially with ALL the ACTIVITY about the Vaccines being given to EVERYONE very soon. . 954-448-4324 EK10@AOL.COM
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