THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS JULY 4, 2022
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
JULY 4, 2022
Hello Everyone. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends") being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7880+. We start every Issue with some LEAD TEASE PHOTOS of Features that Appear in this July 4, 2022 Issue : FKSPCA has a Few Sections of Adorable Adoptees (Above is "STRAWBERRY A Male Hamster") The City of Key West has their Usual MANY Featured Articles Including Above "Emergency Responders Conduct Hurricane Evacuation Drill PLUS "Household Safety / Evac. Tips". Next in this Issue : Michael "CHEVAL" is in town at WYLAND GALLERY July 1-4. He is a BRILLIANT ARTIST. Mayor Teri Johnston attends the 90th. Conference of Mayors in Washington DC. Next Feature in this July 4th. Issue :The Studios of Key West 2022 Mango Madness (Above from Lisa Suarez called "Mama Mango" Oil 16 X 20) Next : Monroe County has Many Features : Above County Officials Meet with Senators and Reps. in Washington DC to discuss Florida Keys Initiatives ( In Photo : Roman Gastesi, Commissioner Coldiron, and Lisa Tennyson): Above ; PT. 1 from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "PAPERJAM" "EXTRODINARY HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS MOST OVER 100 YEARS OLD. Next in this Issue : Part 3 "INTERESTING NOSTALGIC OLD PHOTOGRAPHS by PAPERJAM. Next : More from Monroe County and 2 Employees (Adam Kasprzak and Lisa Tennyson) are Honored. Next : Six Sections from ZAZOO Memorabilia / Art Gallery (Above Paintings from Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood with 28 Additional Celebs in the Memorabilia Items) + Adam Scott Rote sends Regards and As Usual is out doing some very cool stuff.....Oh and Yes He Hangs at The Key West Gallery as well..
Our July 4th.. 2022 Issue Continues BELOW with one of the many Feature Articles from The City of Key West ( The Lady Conchs Girls Softball Team; also in this Issue the KWHS Boys Baseball Team). Next Part 4: Photos from ALL 50 States (below :ACADIA NATIONAL PARK : MAINE). We Continue with this July 4th. 2022 Issue : Part 4 "NATURAL WORLD WITH AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS" (Below : Old World Explorers Meet Native Animal Life". Next : Nance Frank Owner of Gallery on Greene has one of the Largest Year Round Artisans of ANY Gallery ANYWHERE. Nance sent over Two Flyers on REYNERIO TAMAYO and LINDA REIKE (Appearing In One of her sections below) Immediately Below is from Tamayo "Pilar Submarine" 24 X 36 Acrylic on Canvas then from Linda Reike "Humidor /Treasure Chest " 25 X 12 X 13. Next : "UNITY TABLE" from Williams Hall. Many Culinary classes / events. We Continue with the 2022 MANGO MADNESS with 77 Photos of the Items in the Exhibition. MOTE MARINE sends us material about the "7th Highest Nesting Season : On the West Coast of Florida". The Art Guild of the Purple Isles has their Summer Exhibition at The Council of the Florida Keys at GATO". Next : AMANDA JOHNSON and many NEW Paintings.
Photos from ALL 50 States. We start Part 4 of "NATURES BEAUTY" Below Maine : ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Part 4 "Natural World with AMAZING Photographs" : Old World Explorers Meet with Native Anomal Life
Our July 4th. 2022 Issue Continues with THE SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and a Wealth of Information for the 2022/2023 Season + a Few Remaining Concerts in FTL and Miami this Summer. Next KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL & Pt. 1 " BEHIND THE SCENES" from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "HISTORY CLUB". Then Dr. John "Jack" Norris continues to provide us with Extremely Informative Videos on Covid-19. Next in this July 4th. 2022 Issue "JAG GALLERY" Opens New Exhibition from AASE MAY and CATHY ROSE. Next "LAST STAND" A Great Environmental KW Group : "Endorses Approval of 99 Year Lease for KW Botanical Garden". One of the Many Features from The City of KW and Monroe County "Fireworks". The Tourist Development Council (TDC) https://WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM July "KEYS TRAVELER". We start a New Photographic Feature from Popular You Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE" Featuring "Pt. 1 "Crazy and Wonderful Historical Photos".
We Continue with the July 4, 2022 Issue and Features in this Issue. Latest works from ANNA SWEET GALLERIES. 4th. of July Events Promoted by The Key West Business Guild..Next Up : Sarah and Mark from Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography are one of the Hosts for the Next "WALK ON WHITE" Always the 3rd. Thursday of the Month ( July 21). Next Michael and Jenn Owners of Stone Soup Gallery and also WALK ON WHITE Hosts ; A few of their Year Round Featured Artists J.H. Allen, Neva Townsend, Bill Hartman, & Sandy Trupcevic-West. Next : One of the Largest Peter Max Collections is right here in Key West at The Key West Gallery and their website (601 Duval St.) WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM . Next : 2 Sections from the KEYS FKSPCA Featuring 12 Adorable Adoptees : Below: Rex a 4YO Male Pit Bull and Dargo a 5YO Male Domestic Shorthair.
The MCSO Opens their Animal Farm the 2nd. and 4th. Sundays from 1-3pm ( Next Two Sundays July 10 & 24). https://WWW.TSKW.ORG has ALL 3 FLOORS for their Annual "SUMMER MANGO MADNESS" + "Glow Hours" on their Hugh's View Rooftop. The Waterfront Playhouse Presents "Youth Theatre" Disney's "FROZEN" Live on Stage. The Key West Art & Historical Society (WWW.KWAHS.ORG) Tour of their Venues.
In this July 4th. 2022 Issue : The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden has their 2022 "Art Garden". Pushed Back another week Two Long Running Features ( Photographic Journeys from Roberta DePiero and Bill /Linda Klipp). Poet Laureate Conroy Flower One of the Many Talented Poets in KW : Sunday July 3rd at 7PM The Key West Poetry Guild has their Monthly Readings OPEN TO ALL (No Charge)
More Zazoo Memorabilia Art Gallery in their 6 Sections in this July 4, 2022 Inc. Marilyn Monroe & A Rare Limited Edition of the RAT PACK'S Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Peter Lawford & Sammy Davis Jr. Next : Stock Island " Art Stroll" is Sat. July 9 11am-5p ( Always 2nd Sat. of the Month).An Extensive Tour of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory : WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM + Their Webcam Streaming 24/7. AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays 11am to 2pm. Even if you are not an Automotive History Fan; you'll still enjoy these 8 to 14 Minute Video Episodes with Episode 37 Just Released "THE GREAT BROUGHAM EPOCH" , "STRANGE-WEIRD & OBSCURE CAR MEET", Episode 35 "THE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR CRAZE", Episode 31 " A FAILURE CALLED EDSEL" Episode 29 PARTS 1 AND 2 "A STRUGGLE CALLED CADILLAC" and 'IS YOUR CAR TRULY AMERICAN-EUROPEN-ASIAN". Helen Harrison Gallery started to display 2 New Jewelry Designers : Christina Brampti and Samuel Coraux. Reef Relief 2022 Luau. Of Course ; these Lead Tease Photos are just a few Features of the Many in this July 4, 2022. Thanks for Reading ..Ed
An Extremely Sincere Thank You from this Magazine and the THOUSANDS that have Expressed to me : How Publix in ALL their Stores were able to Organize the MASSIVE ROLLOUT of the COVID-19 VACCINES. Certainly a Monumental Challenge that was so (& Still Is) SUCCESSFUL . Here in Key West Publix GM Kevin Piper Sr. and Staffs were BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
The 2022 MANGO MADNESS started about a month ago. The June 20th. Issue had the First 10 Works of art. This July 4th. Issue will have 77 Additional Works of Art. The Studios of Key West ) has more information.. https://WWW.TSKW.ORG
1) "CRATED FOREST IN THE EAST" by BREE ANN BUCKLEY Key West Glass & Wood 8 X 12
2) "MANGO THE SEA HORSE" by KASSEY BURNETTE Mixed Media Mosaic 10 X 33
3) " IRREVERENT YELLOW" by KALO Photo on Glass 16 X 20
4) "MANGO SLICE MANGO WHOLE A STILL LIFE" by MARY JEAN CONNORS. Oil 21 X 17
5) "MANGO MOONRISE" by MK CLAPP Acrylic on Canvas 18 X 18
1) "CLOUD HIDDEN WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN" by CAROL CHRISTINE Acrylic on Canvass 20 X 20
2) "SEEDED CHANDELIER" by SUSANN D'ANTONIO Mahogany Seeds, Cherry Wood, Paint, Wax Linen , Thread 18 X 80
3) "MANGOES IN A NEST" by FRAN DECKER Acrylic on Canvass 12 X 12
4) " TRINITY" by SANS LIFE Oil on Canvass 8 X 8
5) "ASCENSION RESURRECTION" by TIM MARSHALL CURTIS Bronze, Aluminum, Stainless Steel 48 X 100
Up shortly in this July 4th. , 2022 Issue will be MANY Sections Featuring 77 Works of Art. The June 20th Issue had the First 10 Items. If you go to https://WWW.TSKW.ORG
COUNTY OFFICIALS MEET WITH SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DISCUSS FLORIDA KEYS INITIATIVES
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved the 2023 Federal Legislative agenda last week. This week, Commissioners Michelle Coldiron and Jim Scholl joined Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi and Monroe County Legislative Affairs Director Lisa Tennyson in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, Monroe County discussed its federal legislative priorities with U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Rick Scott. County priorities include flood insurance initiatives, infrastructure and resilience projects, water quality and coral restoration plans, marine debris removal after hurricanes, and earmark appropriations. They also met with Florida’s Chief Resilience Officer, Wes Brooks to discuss resilience funding and coral reef protection.
On Thursday, Monroe County held meetings to push for the passage of the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act that included officials from Martin and Broward counties. Meetings were held with various members of the Florida delegation and the House and Senate committees helping to shepherd the bill through its passage. The bill will send significant new funding for coral reef protection and bolster the role of states and local governments in restoration and protection initiatives. A few additional sections Up Shortly in this Issue will have some additional photos to go with this Feature from Monroe County
MONROE COUNTY RECOGNIZES SHERIFF’S OFFICE FOR PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROTECT THE COMMUNITY
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners and Monroe County Fire Rescue Chief Steve Hudson recognized Sheriff Rick Ramsay for his partnership over the past few years in helping to keep the community safe. In addition to Trauma Star, Hudson thanked him for allowing Monroe County Fire Rescue to share space at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Substation on Cudjoe Key before the new building was operational.
“His hospitality allowed us to serve Lower Keys residents with emergency services without missing a beat,” said Hudson. “We appreciate having a great partnership with him and all of his MCSO staff. Our collaboration helps keep the community safe and provides the quickest available services to our community members in an emergency.”
Up Shortly a Few More Feature Announcements from Kristen Livengood and Monroe County
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The month of July has new & exciting culinary events to offer at Williams Hall! We are excited to present new dinners with Chef Martha & Chef Abigail Houff, Summertime wine tastings at The Roost with local sommelier Daniel McCurdy, and last but not least - we welcome new Guest Chef Sofia Artola to The Table for two festive dinners! . Our June 20th. Issue had Extensive Coverage of ALL the Culinary Events; Go to our June 20th Issue Link : https://conta.cc/3y0RtEe
or go to their Website ABOVE to SEE ALL the JULY Culinary Events; and many Other Events at Williams Hall.
Elvis Presley on the set of ' Loving You ' in 1957.
Note the cup with the inscription ' Memphis Kid '.
Presented as an open edition fine art archival print.
Measures approx. 27 1/2" x 29 1/4" framed.
Gallery Price $1295.
Musician and Artist Ronnie Wood celebrates
his 75th birthday today (June 1st).
We celebrate his birthday by sharing a selection
of his fine art piece available for purchase.
Fine Artist Ronnie Wood received formal art training at the Ealing College of Art and has continued painting, drawing and printmaking for over 35 years. His subjects range from self-portraits, to musicians, to family and close friends (including The Rolling Stones, as a group and individually), also documenting his world tours and recording sessions in vibrant portraits.
Ronnie's fine art limited editions are highly sought after by
collectors worldwide. Go to the June 20th Issue Link to see 5 of His Paintings; or Better Yet go in Person to the Gallery and say Hello to Jason and James..
1) "MANGO DREAMING by P.J. EATON Acrylic Collage on Paper 22 X 28
2) " HUNGRY FOR MANGO by LINDA EAGAN Acrylic on Canvass 13 X 18
3) "KEY WEST CUT UP" by MARGO Z ELLIS Fabric Art Kaleidoscope Embellished with Beads 31 X 31
4) " MANGO DESIRE" by JENNI FRANKE WaterColor 7 X 7
5) "GOLD ON THE HORIZON" by ADELE GERBRACHT Cement Metal Wood Paint 12 X 4
Michael "CHEVAL" is in town the weekend of July 1-4 ..As Many of you know: HE IS A BRILLIANT ARTIST and one of my Favorites.
Mote documents 7th highest nesting season numbers so far
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program (STCRP) has continued to document a dense sea turtle nesting season, while also placing two tracking tags on green sea turtles.
STCRP monitors 35 miles of nesting beaches from Longboat Key to Venice under state permits* each year, during and just before nesting season—May 1 to Oct. 31.
Senior Biologist & Conservation Manager Melissa Macksey stated STCRP has documented more than 2,713 loggerhead sea turtle nests, more than 40 green sea turtle nests and one Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nest so far this year. According to Macksey, this year’s numbers will be at least the 7th highest documented throughout the program’s 41-year history.
“We’re excited to see that nesting numbers are staying high like we’ve seen in the last decade. It’s great news for our local population of loggerheads,” said Macksey. “We hope to see the great nesting numbers for the rest of the season and lots of successful hatches from these nests.” Nesting season isn’t just about the hatchlings—the tiny turtles that will emerge from nests in the sand. It’s about the nesting turtles, too.
Green sea turtles have been nesting along southwest Florida beaches in increasing numbers in recent years. This pattern presents an opportunity to tag nesting females with satellite transmitters to better understand the lives of green sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mote satellite tagged two nesting green turtles Sweet Pea and Amelia, a day apart from each other. Both turtles are being tracked for a second time.
Sweet Pea was the first nesting green sea turtle that Mote satellite tagged back in 2007. She was tracked to her foraging (feeding) grounds in the Marquesas Keys, Florida, where her tag stopped transmitting. Mote scientists encountered her this year, returning for her sixth nesting season in Sarasota County, and applied another satellite tag.
Amelia was first observed nesting and received flipper tags on Casey Key in the early morning hours of June 21, 2019. Amelia was tracked to her foraging grounds in the Marquesas Keys, where she likely rubbed off her tag. Mote staff spotted Amelia nesting again on Casey Key this month and attached another satellite tag to her. She is being tracked again, thanks to divers that recovered and returned one of Mote’s satellite tags.
Senior Biologist Kristen Mazzarella explained that turtle tracking helps biologists understand a sea turtle’s activity patterns at this time of year. “We tag turtles so that we can understand nesting on the individual level and better understand nesting behavior of loggerheads and green turtles,” said Mazzarella. “The data we gather from nesting turtles helps us to determine important information like how many nests an individual turtle lays in a season, which, combined with the number of nests we count on our beaches, will help us determine how many females make up the nesting population in our area.”
Both turtles are being tracked for the second time to see if they return to the same foraging grounds. Mote encourages coastal residents and visitors to keep the beach turtle-friendly with tips on our website at mote.org/2022nesting. Weekly new nest numbers are also posted here, which allows media and members of the public to follow along throughout the season. Numbers are updated weekly by end of day Monday.
About Mote: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)3 research institution founded in 1955. Mote began and flourished through the passion of a single researcher, Dr. Eugenie Clark, her partnership with the community and philanthropic support, first of the Vanderbilt family and later of the William R. Mote family.
Today, Mote is based in Sarasota, Florida, with five campuses stretching from Sarasota to the Florida Keys. Mote has more than 20 world-class research programs studying oceans locally to internationally, with an emphasis on conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. Mote’s vision includes positively impacting public policy through science-based outreach and education. Showcasing the Lab's research is Mote Aquarium, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 365 days a year. Learn more at mote.org.
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Fla., 34236. 941.388.4441
Preparation is everything, and this week a team of emergency responders conducted a drill to ensure the best response if a hurricane threatens. Key West Fire and Rescue, Monroe County Fire and Rescue, the Lower Keys Medical Center, and the U.S. Air Force Air National Guard all participated.
If Monroe County calls for a mandatory evacuation, hospital patients must be flown out to other hospitals. During the drill, volunteers posing at patients were transported from the hospital to the tarmac at the Naval Air Station Key West where they were boarded on a transport plane.
"Teamwork and practice mean that we're ready should a storm come our way," said Key West Emergency Manager Capt. Gregory Barroso. "We need to be sure we coordinate ambulance and air service to keep the patients safe under a threat of a hurricane."
The last mandatory evacuation order in the Keys was in 2017 for Hurricane Irma. But there are no guarantees, said Capt. Barroso. In 2004 there were four calls for a mandatory evacuation, and three the following year.
While emergency managers are practicing, the community is reminded to do the same. Be sure your hurricane plan is in place in case we have more than a drill this hurricane season.
In the Key West Fire and Rescue group photo: Fire Chief Alan Averette, Div. Chief / EMS Keith Hernandez, Medical Director Dr. Tony Gandia, and Paramedics David Zarate, Brittany Larosa, Logan Neller, Bobby Ruble, and Angelo Guieb.
Starting July 1 the two featured artisans for July are Cathy Rose and Asse May
CATHY ROSE AND AASE MAY
AT JAG JULY 1ST -26TH
First paired almost 25 years ago at the former Lucky Street Gallery, current Jag Gallery artists Cathy Rose and Aase May reunite for a two person show opening with a preview reception on Friday July 1st from 5-7.
New Orleans based artist and gallerist Cathy Rose presents fresh works of her familiar, evocative and deeply personal subject matter and technique in sculpture, assemblage and painting in this new series representing what the artist refers to as another beginning, personal liberation and rebirth.
Danish born, long time Key West painter Aase May’s youthful memories of museum shows in Copenhagen with early influence from Klee and Picasso and later the Impressionists, Expressionists, and Outsider Artists are reflected in her personal take of the world; the light, the dark, the beauty, in works of oil and cold wax on canvas.
The gallery reception is free and open to the public with refreshments offered.
JAG Gallery is located at the Simonton Street end of Duval Square, 1075 Duval Street with ample, free parking. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday noon to 5, Monday’s by appointment. For additional information call 305-407-6202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and follow us on Instagram at jaggallery.
The First 4 Paintings are from AASE MAY and called
We Now Start Part 4 : "THE NATURAL WORLD FULL OF BEAUTY BEING REPRESENTED FROM ALL 50 STATES. Part 2 : Georgia : Cumberland Island. Florida : Everglades National Park. Hawii Napali Coast. Idaho Sawtooth national Forest. Illinois Cahe River State Nature Area. Indiana HemlocknCliffs.We will Identify the Photographer and Except Noted ALL are from Getty Images.
Nature Scenic of Eroded Rock Formations in front of Grey Overcast Sky in Castle Rock Badlands, Kansas
Colby Lysne/Getty Images
This quirky site is off the beaten path — literally. Located on private ranch land accessed by 4WD-demanding dirt roads, Castle Rock is a relic of an inland sea that once covered this part of the continent. The fragile, fossil-rich limestone pinnacles provide a near-shocking change of scenery from their Kansas prairie home.
KENTUCKY :MAMOUTH CAVE
Interior of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
The longest known cave system on the planet is found below the wild hills of south-central Kentucky. This UNESCO World Heritage site is a vast (as in still-being-mapped vast) limestone network of cool caverns, cathedral-like rotundas, and claustrophobic crawl spaces. Lest you think a Mammoth Cave adventure is all below ground, the lushly forested park above it offers hiking and horseback riding, plus canoeing and kayaking on its two rivers.
LOUISANA : WILD AZALEA TRAIL
Flowers on the Wild Azalea Trail in Louisiana
Courtesy of Louisiana Office of Tourism
Bar-crawling in Louisiana may come to mind before forest hiking. At 31 miles, the Wild Azalea Trail is the longest in the state — expect peaceful scenery of pine trees, clear creeks, gentle hills, and maybe even wild horses. Time your trek to March or April to see the namesake pale pink flowers blanketing the countryside.
MAINE : ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Sunset from Blue Hill Overlook on Cadillac Mountain in Autumn, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Maine, New England, USA
Noppawat Tom Charoensinphon/Getty Images
With its rocky shores, crashing surf, and coastal mountain hiking trails, Acadia National Park has a special place on Maine's most beautiful places list. Get there via Coastal Highway U.S. 1 and you'll incorporate one of our other contenders. Speaking of cars, drive to the Cadillac Mountain summit before dawn for the first glimpse of sunrise in the U.S. (most of the year, that is).
MARYLAND :WEAVERTON CLIFFS
The view from Weverton Cliffs, part of the Appalachian Trail, Maryland.
Ethan Shaw/Getty Images
Part of the famed Appalachian Trail, Weverton Cliffs is a switchback two-mile hike in South Mountain State Park. The reward for your effort? Views from 500 feet above the Potomac that include neighboring Virginia and West Virginia.
MASSACHUSETTS : CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE
Harbor view, Cape Cod seashore with white sand beach & homes in Chatham
This delicate chain of federally protected land is rich in natural appeal, including marshes, woodlands, wild cranberry bogs, windswept dunes, walking paths, and miles of sandy beaches. This is one of the last remaining blocks of Atlantic coastal pine barrens, a now-rare forest ecosystem teeming with animals and birdlife.
We Continue with ALL 50 States in Part 5 in the next Next Issue that will Feature 7 More States.
We now start PART 3 of 3 from the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Paper Jam" called "INTERESTING NOSTAGIC OLD PHOTOGRAPHS"
8 OAR CREW OF THE CAPITAL ATHLETIC ROWING CLUB
GALBRAITH & COMPANY WALL STREET DOCK SEATTLE WASHINGTON
YACHT CLUB LANDING NEWPORT NEW YORK
AGRICULTURE POULTRY CLUB IN WASHINGTON DC
PRESIDENT HOOVER WITH THE HARVARD GLEE CLUB
ROTARY CLUB BUS
FUN ACTIVITIES AT A SALVATION ARMY CHARITY EVENT
Thanks "PAPERJAM" for this very Interesting Vintage Photographic Feature ..
We just started another PaperJam Feature in this Issue "EXTRAORDINARY HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS MOST OVER 100 YEARS OLD" and Up Shortly TWO NEW MULTI-PART Photographic Features..
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Last Stand Endorses Approval of 99-Year Lease for Key West Botanical Garden
The board of directors of Last Stand has unanimously endorsed a YES vote on the Key West Botanical
Garden referendum question on the August 23, 2022, election ballot. It proposes to provide the Key
West Botanical Garden Society a lease for up to 99-years for the City-owned property at 5210 College Road. The referendum requires the continued use of the property exclusively for a botanical garden and arboretum, providing public access, public recreation, and wildlife habitat.
Since 1936, the City of Key West has designated the Botanical Garden on Stock Island as a natural area for conservation. Under stewardship of the Botanical Garden Society, the garden has flourished and has become an important resource for Key West residents and visitors.
The Botanical Garden Society has a proven track record as an effective steward of the Garden. The volunteer board of directors is composed of locals with a passion for the Botanical Garden’s mission. Over the years, it has invested over $2 million in improvements to the Garden, including extensive boardwalks that give access to visitors of all abilities. The non-profit organization GuideStar has awarded the Botanical Garden Society its highest platinum rating for excellent stewardship of donations and corporate governance.
To open more opportunities for long-term grant funding, the Botanical Garden Society needs to demonstrate stability for the years ahead. The Key West Charter requires a referendum vote in order to enter a 99-year lease, because the proposed action is, in effect, disposition of land by the City, requiring voter approval.
An emphasis on native plant species, both in the Garden and available from the nursery store, promote habitat that is vital to threatened and endangered species. Native host plants for butterflies and tropical fruiting trees enhance the visitor experience and provide a food source for birds and other wildlife. The garden is an important stop-over spot for migratory birds. In the first six months of 2022, visitors have identified 108 different bird species in the garden.
Education programs, at the garden and online, benefit children in Monroe County from pre-K through high school. The speaker series with an adult focus and Garden Guardians programs provide learning opportunities for residents and tourists.
There is no doubt that we all benefit from the Botanical Garden. Passing this referendum will help to ensure that this vital conservation resource is available for future generations to enjoy. Last Stand is urging all Key West voters to mark YES for this referendum question on the August 23rd ballot.
We continue with Part 4 : The natural world is full of beauty, wonder, and mystery. Nature has the power to create life and the power to take it away. As this collection of photographs show, the natural world is full of surprises that can be destructive and deadly or amazing and inspiring.
As these images were collected on the world wide web, some may be post-edited or altered. User discretion is advised.
INCREDIBLE LIGHTNING STORM OVER LAKE MICHIGAN
Just off the Chicago shoreline, Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes, is a major factor in the city’s weather patterns. The third largest of the Great Lakes and the only one located entirely in the United States, Lake Michigan is technically a large freshwater sea instead of a lake. The massive body of water intensified thunderstorms and adds fuel to them. The photographer who snapped this image had impeccable timing and was able to capture several lightning strikes in the lake in one impressive shot.
LEN SHAPPED CLOUDS THAT CAN BE SEEN 60 MILES AWAY
People have mistaken lens clouds for UFOs and when you look at these saucer-shaped clouds, it is easy to see how that could happen. Lens clouds, lenticular clouds, and fairly uncommon cloud formations. Lens clouds are formed when air travels over a mountain that disrupts the air flow. Moist stable air causes the water vapor to condense and form these round, flat clouds. You have to admit, they look other-worldly so it is understandable that so many people think they are seeing a flying saucer when it is just a lens cloud.
STUNNING 50 FOOT BLUE ICE MONOLITH IN THE ANTARCTIC
Some of these photographs floating around the internet claim this is a tsunami wave that was flash frozen, but that is fake news. This is actually an exciting example of the natural phenomenon of blue ice. The ice is extremely thick…so thick, in fact, that as light passes through it, the red wave lengths are filtered out so the ice only reflects back blue. Formed of compressed ice with tiny air bubbles, the giant ice monolith in Antarctica is frozen year-round, though some ice melts off the surface in the summer months. New layers are added in the winter months.
ONE OF THE RAREST ANIMALS ON THE PLANET THE BLACK JAGUAR
It takes two spotted black jaguar parents to produce spotted black jaguar cubs. The animal’s fur is a rich golden color and the spots are a deep black. Black jaguars were once considered to be a separate animal from the standard jaguar but biologists now classify them as different colorings of the same animal. Jaguars are most closely related to panthers and leopards and all are members of the feline family of big cats, a group that also included lions and tigers. Like their other family members, the black jaguar is a skilled and dangerous hunter.
Photographer Darren Pearson captured this incredible long exposure shot of lightning striking a tree.
Ben Franklin famously demonstrated the lightning is really electricity slicing through the air. In this image by Darren Pearson, we can really see the power of the electricity. Pearson claimed he took this shot using a long exposure on his camera which captured the movement of the electricity as it passed through the tree and into the ground. The color changes show us how the intensity of the electricity dissipated after it is grounded. Some critics on the internet claim that this image is fake and that the color and pattern of the lightning has been photoshopped. Whether that is true or not, this is still a striking image
A Natural World of Beauty in 60 Photographs Part 5 in the next issue.
KASPRZAK AND TENNYSON PRESENTED WITH 15 YEARS OF SERVICE AWARDS
MONROE COUNTY, FL – Two Monroe County employees were presented with 15 Years of Service awards at the Wednesday Board of County Commissioner’s meeting in Key Largo. Mayor David Rice and the Board of County Commissioners presented Adam Kasprzak, Electrical Inspector/Plans Examiner in the Building Department and Lisa Tennyson, Monroe County Director of Legislative Affairs with their awards.
1. Adam Kasprzak is presented with his 15 Years of Service Award by the Board of County Commissioners. They are joined by Kasprzak’s supervisor Clint Arsenault, Chief of Building Operations.
2. Commissioner Michelle Coldiron presented Lisa Tennyson with her award and pin for her 15 years of service.
Below are additional Photographs that will go with the Monroe County Feature that was Inserted in the Beginning of this Issue
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HOSTS HURRICANE PRACTICE EXERCISE; 20 FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL AGENCIES PARTICIPATE
MONROE COUNTY, FL – Monroe County Emergency Management led its annual hurricane exercise for Monroe County on Thursday, June 23 at the Marathon Government Center. This building serves as Monroe County’s Emergency Operations Center.
More than 80 people from 20 federal, state, and local agencies in the Florida Keys participated. The County conducted the exercise with the Florida Division of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service Key West.
Hurricane season started June 1 and runs until Nov. 30. Now is the time for residents and business owners to review their hurricane plans and update them as needed. Also, if you have not picked up a vehicle re-entry sticker from the Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office, now is the time to do so. To learn more about preparedness in Monroe County, visit www.monroecountyem.com.
A Few More Articles from Monroe County and The City of Key WestUp Shortly. We Continue with the rest of the 77 Items in this issue from the 2022 TSKW Mango Madness
1) "RECEIVING" by DORA IVKOVICH Oil 20 X 11
2) "MANGO BLISS" by SANJA KUYNJAK and ZORAN IVKOVICH Glass 11 X 11
3) "LUSH" by PAMELA JESTER Painting, Print Making 8 X 8
4) "NORTHWEST PASSAGE LIGHTHOUSE by SOTEY JACKSON Acrylic 18 X 24
5) "OVERTURE" by FAITH KAMINSKY Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 24
6) "FLORIDA FLAMINGO by LINDA KLIPP Acrylic on Canvas 12 X 16
7) "SWEET MANGO DREAMS" by Callen Locasio WaterColor 11 X14
8) "BLUE LAGOON" by LISA A MARTIN Sea Sponges 14 X 17
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Fire Marshal’s Office wants everyone to have a fun and, most importantly, a safe 4th of July weekend. Please leave firework displays to the professionals.
“Discharge of fireworks can lead to loss of life and property,” said Monroe County Deputy Fire Chief RL Colina. “Fireworks can burn as hot as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause real damage when not handled properly.”
All fireworks in unincorporated Monroe County must be permitted through the Monroe County Fire Marshal’s Office. The Fire Marshal’s Office has approved the following public firework displays in unincorporated Monroe County (all times are approximate):
July 3 - Big Pine Community Park at 9 p.m.
July 3 - Hawks Cay Resort at 10 p.m.
July 4 - Rowell’s Waterfront Park at 9 p.m.
July 4 - Bungalows Key Largo Resort at 10 p.m.
July 4 - Ocean Reef Club around 9 p.m.
There are additional displays in some municipalities.
**Reminder: If you live in the vicinity of any firework shows, you may want to soothe your pets and keep them indoors.
Here are a few ideas provided by the National Fire Prevention Association to get into the patriotic spirit without fireworks:
1. Glow sticks: a safe alternative to a sparkler.
2. Noisemakers: If you can’t find any, make your own.
3. Outdoor movie night: Set up a screen and projector.
4. Make a patriotic craft with the family.
5. Throw a birthday party for the USA, and don’t forget the cake.
For more information on fireworks permitting, please visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov/fireworks. Monroe County also keeps a list of permitted firework displays on this page for reference. While there are no other scheduled displays than 4th of July celebrations at this time, permits can include fireworks displays for special events like weddings.
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The May 23rd Issue had a Feature with ALL 30 + Items in the 12th Annual ART GARDEN Photographed by Executive Associate Editor Roberta DePiero. Click the May 23rd Issue Link to see All the Art Items : https://conta.cc/3NrZ1oh
Having spent much time in The Hamptons during many past Summers. Having Many Artist and Gallery Owner Friends in The Hamptons and Long Island New York; I have 400 ACTIVE Long Island names on my Database. The Southampton Arts Center and Guild Hall are very similar to the TSKW, KWAHS, & Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Below is their Most Recent Members Info. Release.
Go to their Website for an Extensive Listing of their July Events
158 Main Street, East Hampton, Long Island, New York, 11937
MICHAEL MARRERO is Honored at the Guild Hall in East Hampton, Long Island, New York with a Performance of his Play that he Wrote and Directed "LOCURA". Second Photo Below is Phillip Cole White and Erin Uzume McKenna
Best regards, James Curken, Managing Art Consultant, Zazoo Fine Art Gallery,622 Duval Street, Key West, FL. 33040
' Triumph of the Champion '
Mixed Media Print on Deckled Archival Paper
Limited Edition of only 75
Approx. 43" x 53" beautifully framed
Signed by Sylvester Stallone
Gallery price $4,995 framed
' AL PACINO '
Summer of 1993, Al Pacino was taking a break on the set of “Carlito’s Way” deep in the South Bronx. Among the broken-down buildings and graffiti filled streets he takes time to talk with his body double. Carlito Brignate, aka Al Pacino, was in full character with attitude and bravado.
He didn’t play the part, he was the part.
Hand-done black and white archival prints in an edition
of 10, hand-signed by the photographer Gene Shaw.
We have edition #2/10 in the gallery.
Measures approx. 19 1/2" x 27 1/4" framed.
Gallery price $2995.
UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE FROM ZAZOO MEMORIABILIA GALLERY ITEMS FROM : JOHN LENNON (GOLD RECORD from INSTANT KARMA), ANDY WARHOL POSTER ( on MICKEY MOUSE), AEROSMITH SIGNED ALBUM, THE BEATLES SIGNED ALBUM, ZAZOO OWNER DON ORIOLO and NEW FELIX THE CAT PAINTINGS, LED ZEPPELIN CONCERT POSTE, and Lots of MARILYN MONROE Merchandise.
The July 2022 KEYS TRAVELER IS OUT This Weekend ; Along with the other July TDC Material. Go to their website starting July 2nd to see the Tourist Development Council's July Activities + The July 2022 "KEYS TRAVELER" https://WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM
1) "BLUE FEELING by TORY MATA Acrylic on Panel 11 X 14
2) "VESSEL SERIES : MESSENGERS OF RAIN by LAUREN PROCTOR McALOON High-Fire Ceramic, Mica, & Brass 15 X 23
3) "LESA McCOMAS by THREE SCENES Mixed Media 43.5 X 14.5
4) "KEY WEST MAHOGANY VESSEL by DANIEL METZLER Key West Mahogany 13 X 2
5) "WHERE THE MANGOES GROW by GAIL PALMER Glass & Resin 16 X 12
6) "LUNCH BREAK" by MARCY MOYER Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 24
7) "FULL MOON PARTY by LUCY PAIGE Acrylic Collage on Board 20 X 20
Up Shortly in this Issue will be the rest of ALL the works in the 2022 MANGO MADNESS
We are offering an amazing collectible featuring all five Rolling Stone Signatures presented with a historic fine art photograph...
Several autograph book pages authentically signed by
the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards,
Bill Wyman and the late Charlie Watts on the first
and the late Brian Jones on the second.
The signatures have been PSA DNA Authenticated
and accorded a grade of 8 – ‘ near mint ’ condition.
The autographs have also been authenticated by
Tracks Ltd from the UK.
Beautifully framed with Edition # 4/50 featuring the Rolling
Stones lining up outside the Tin Pan Alley Club in London, 1963. From left to right: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) and Charlie Watts (1941-2021). Hand-signed by the photographer, the late Terry O’Neill (1938-2019).
1) "FATAL BEAUTY" by JON O'HALLARAN Oil on 22-Karat Gold Leaf 30 X 30
2) "FRESH MANGOES" by DAVID M PEREZ Oil on Panel 14.5 X 16.5
3) "SUMMER MOSAIC" by HELEN REBANE Fused Glass 13 X 10
4) "SUMMER BLOOMS" by MAGGIE RULEY Acrylic on Canvas 18 X 20
5) "SIRLOIN EMBLAZONY" by VICTORIA REYNOLDS Mixed Media 13 X 17
6) "FIRE AND ICE" by JIM SALEM Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 36
7) "YELLOW MELLOW" by VIVIAN SEGEL Mixed Media 12 X 12
Here are a few more Items in the ART GARDEN and directly below is a Description of the 2022 12th ANNUAL ART GARDEN . Once again if you click the May 23rd Issue Link you will see the Feature that we did from our Executive Associate Editor Roberta DePiero showing ALL 30+ Items that are spread out ALL Over the Garden : https://conta.cc/3NrZ1oh
Both Misha McRae Executive Director and Audrey Thompson Executive Secretary send regards and tell us :
12TH Annual Key West Art in the Garden 2022
Meander over Garden Boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot a sculpture! Nature has been benign in recent months with spring rains bringing renewal and the return of 'Art in the Garden' with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including natural, recycled, and repurposed) and themes.
The 12th annual Key West ART in the GARDEN opened at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on April 20th Sculptures by local artists accent the natural beauty of the conservation site on Stock Island through July 31st, seven days a week from 10am-4pm
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is located on College Road near the light on US 1 just over Cow Key Bridge on Stock Island Cali 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywestgarden for directions and details.
Please: Be Safe and Be Well. Safe social distancing is our responsibility for the protection of us all.