THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
SEPTEMBER 12, 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 7890+. We start every Issue with some LEAD TEASE PHOTOS of Features that Appear in this Sept. 12th. 2022 Issue The Lead Photo is a HARVEST MOON ; which was Sat. Sept. 10 (is the Fullest Moon of the Year)..Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (https://WWW.CFFK.ORG) E-newsletter Features. Inc. Non-Profit Day (9/13). Our Weekly Feature from Roberta DePiero and her Usual Updates on Clean ups/ & Plogging & Pretty KW Photos & Her Key West Playbills. Part 2 of "AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM THE 1920'S from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY TODAY TRIBUTE". Also in this Sept. 12 , 2022 Issue : Part 1 Photographic Feature on Concept / Prototype Automobiles ( some Awesome looking vehicles). Cricket Desmarais Book Signing Party at Starr and Eric's Studio / Retreat.. "LOVE ON TH ROCK : IRREVERENT REFLECTIONS & TERRIBLE DATING ADVICE FROM A KW SINGLETON".Next : ScareCrows in the Forest ( Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden + YES Vote on KW City Lease Referendum. Next : Cuban / Latin Art Guru Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Opens "The Study of Water" at the Islander Resort 82100 OS Hwy. in Islamorada Featuring 4 Artists : Humberto Castro, Jul Jankowski, Derrick Crossland, & Lisa Lee Herman + Alaen has a Magazine Feature called "Canvas Rebel". Part 2 from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Yesterday Today Tribute "52 AMAZING PHOTOS IN FLORIDA FROM THE 1920'S". Our Weekly Look into Bill /Linda's Facebook Pages & Their Brilliant Photography. OIRG ( Old Island Restoration Foundation ) : "Kids Free Florida Keys" 9/6-10/16 https://WWW.OIRF.ORG. A few Sections from the FKSPCA and Adorable Adoptees ( Above : "Tigger is a 2 YO Male Domestic Shorthair & Grumpy is an Adult Hamster". The City of Key West Honors Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society ( In Photo : Son Kim Fisher and Daughter Taffi with City Manager Patty McLauchin ). Next Monroe Co. Fire Rescue welcomes the 5th. "HOT SHOT" class for Training Academy. Part 2 Our Photographic Feature of Cute Animals "HONEST TO PAWS". Guy DeBoer Owner / Editor of Konk Life and his Sailing Adventures WWW.KONKLIFE.COM
Note : The Next Issue will be Sept. 26; However Due to my schedule in September and Upgrading my Computer Systems I may need to Push Back until Oct. 3rd. 2022 Have a Great Rest of your Summer. Ed
We Continue with the September 12th. 2022 Issue and the Brilliant Imagination of Pam Hobbs. Next : The Classic Broad Range Art of Lothar Speer. Part 2 : Photographic Feature from You-Tube Content Provider "Time Travels with Photos". Roberta DePiero and Her Weekly Photographic Feature + Her KW Playbills. Next in this September 12, 2022 Issue : https://https://WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM & Candidate Forum Oct. 3 + Video Link to the July 18 Meet The Candidates. One of the Many Features from Alyson Crean and the City of Key West "National Clean Up Day" 9/17. More from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys + the Stanley Switlik School. https://WWW.KEYWESTFF.COM Nov. 16-20. Royal Campaign of Fantasy Fest Aug. 27-Sept. 12. Bob Boxersox and Melody Moore say Hello from Philadelphia . Brand new Video from Ed's Automotive Review "Mistake of 1958 The GM Chromemobiles & Far Out 1959s www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT3i3q1pCQo
We Continue with The September 12, 2022 Issue with Letty Nowak's "Jag Gallery" Annual "POOLSIDE" Judged Exhibition (Below J.H. Allen "Moonlight Fresco" 48 X 12 https://WWW.KWAHS.ORG All their Venues + their Annual Fund Raiser "BACK IN TIME" Sept. 17. KW Business guild https://WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM Next Mixer 9/14 (Cxl) Next Mixer Oct. 12 LightHouse Hotel. Next Luncheon 10/5 at Marriott Beachside Guest Speaker LMKC David Clay (Sponsor Institute for Plastic Surgery). Covid & MonkeyPox Guru Dr. John "Jack" Norris and his Many Informative Videos. Reef Relief International Coastal Clean Up Day Sept. 17 at Boca Chica Beach 10a-Noon. Next in this Issue : The Smallest Parade in the Universe Oct. 22. Many Events from WWW.TSKW.ORG Inc. one to benefit Marc House ("Books and Books Art Contest Sept. 27-Oct.10) in the Zabar Lobby Gallery. .
The Sept. 12th., 2022 Issue Continues with the Annual "SCARECROWS IN THE FOREST" by the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden Sept. 15-Nov.30. Latest works from ANNA SWEET GALLERIES. Next : The South Florida Symphony Orchestra with Many World Renowned Musicians Inc.Cellist Zuill Bailey and Pianist Svetlana Smolina . Next Up : Sarah and Mark from Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography and Michael and Jennifer from Stone Soup Gallery : Two of the Host Venues for the Next "WALK ON WHITE" Always the 3rd. Thursday of the Month (September 15 and Oct. 20). 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 . Peter Vey , Mario Sanchez, James Kerr are Just Three of the Exhibition at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene. The College of the Florida Keys WWW.CFK.EDU
The MCSO Opens their Animal Farm the 2nd. and 4th. Sundays from 1-3pm ( Next Three Sundays September 11 and Sept.25 & Oct. 9). WWW.TSKW.ORG & "Glow Hours" on their Hugh's View Rooftop. https://WWW.FANTASYFEST.COM Oct.21-30. The Key West Art & Historical Society (https://WWW.KWAHS.ORG) Tour of their Venues. October 28th. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts : The Soundtrack of the Tim Burton & Danny Elfman film " The Nightmare Before Christmas" will be Performed Live by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. Race World Offshore. Also in this Issue : Pam Hobbs Art, Lothar Speer Art, Concept Prototype Automobiles from 1950s, and Many Photographs from Cricket Desmarais Book Signing. Kate Miano's Garden Resort Honors ALICIA METZER
Links in this Issue to the Tulip Garden of Europe in Amsterdam & Links to Japanese Landscapes and WaterFalls.
Zazoo Memorabilia Art Gallery in their 6 Sections in this Sept. 12, 2022 Issue Includes Many Marilyn Monroe Items : Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, & A Rare Limited Edition Photo of the RAT PACK'S Frank Sinatra-Dean Martin-Peter Lawford & Sammy Davis & Rare Jim Morrison Item-Astronaut Buzz Aldren ( 2nd Man to Land on the Moon)- Al Pacino and Godfather Poster- The WHO in Pennsylvania-Eddie Van Halen-Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac- Sylvester Stallone-Paul McCartney-Bruce Springsteen-The Rolling Stones-The Beatles-Johnny Cash-Aerosmith-Led Zeppelin + Hundreds of additional Items. Next in this 9/12 Issue : Stock Island " Art Stroll" is Always the 2nd. Sat. of the Month : Next Art Strolls are Sat. Sept.10 & 10/8 11am-5p. (With Lots of Wooden Items by Jimmy Wray) An Extensive Tour of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory : WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM + Their Webcam Streaming 24/7. Upper Keys Community Band, 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 Videos. Just Released "MISTAKE OF 1958 TH GM CHROMEMOBILES & FAR OUT 1959s. Episodes 39 Just Released : The Rise of China Pt. 1 (Communist Car Creations) Episode 35 "THE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR CRAZE", Episode 31 " A FAILURE CALLED EDSEL" Episodes 29 PARTS 1 AND 2 "A STRUGGLE CALLED CADILLAC" and ALL the Links to Ed's Automotive Review Series. Artist to the Stars : Adam Scott Rote and his Large Wall at KWG (Key West Gallery). "Bum Farto : The Musical Oct. 13-27 at Instituto San Carlos. Next in this Sept. 12, 2022 Issue : Williams Hall looking for Instructors for Fall and Winter Classes in various areas . Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore tell us about "FRESH INK SHORTS". Kate Miano's Garden Resort "Jazz in the Garden" Schedule.Of Course ; these Lead Tease Photos are just a few Features of the Many in this Sept. 12, 2022. Thanks for Reading ..Ed
A 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.
Here are just a few Events at the Library in the next few days
Sept. 12 Mahjong 1-4pm
Sept. 12 (Marathon) 3D Printing Open Lab 10a-Noon
Sept 13 Cornerstone Resources Alliance at the Library 9a-noon
Sept 13 Art Feed Your Creativity (Marathon) 9:30a-11:30a
Sept 13 Story Time (Key Largo & Marathon 10:30A-11:30a
We start Part 1 of 2. Good Friend Bob Grimm sent me these Concept Prototype Automobiles made in the 1950s. Here are 7 of them with 12 More in the Sept. 26 Issue
1) 1957 CHRYSLER DIABLO
2) 1951 BUICK LeSABRE
3) 1959 GM FIREBIRD
4) 1955 LINCOLN FUTURA
5) 1951 BUICK XP-300
6) 1955 FORD MYSTERE
7) 1959 CADILLAC CYCLONE
TCHAIKOVSKY | ELGAR | BARBER
Wed., Nov. 9 | Ft. Lauderdale
Thurs., Nov. 10 | Miami
Sat., Dec. 3 | Ft. Lauderdale
Sun., Dec. 4 | Miami
SHOSTAKOVICH | GOTTSCH | GREAT OPERA ARIAS
Tues., Jan. 24 | Miami
Wed., Jan. 25 | Ft. Lauderdale
Sat., Jan. 28 | Key West
BRAHMS | SIBELIUS | BERLIOZ
Wed., Feb. 15 | Ft. Lauderdale
Sat., Feb 18 | Key West
ALL DVOŘÁK PROGRAM
Wed., March 22 | Ft. Lauderdale
Thurs., March 23 | Miami
Sat., March 25 | Key West
RACHMANINOV | BRUCKNER
Wed., April 26 | Ft. Lauderdale
World Renowned Musicians : Cellist Zuill Bailey and Pianist Svetlana Smolina
THIS JUST IN
THE 2022/2023 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS SCHEDULE AT KATE MIANO's GARDENS RESORT
Here is October 2022
OCT 2 PETER DIAMOND AND FRIENDS
OCT 9 TERRI WHIT AND FRIENDS
OCT 16 SCOTT MARISCHEN AND FRIENDS
OCT 23 JODY RAE CAMPBELL
OCT 30 SKIPPER KRIPITZ AND FRIENDS
COMPLETE SCHEDULE FURTHER DOWN IN THEIR USUAL SECTION
Looking for Saturday Clean up? Also, here https://bit.ly/KWCleanUp2022is the link to sign up for National CleanUp Day: one for National Clean Up Day that includes a picnic at Bayview Park afterwards. Sign up below so they can have enough equipment on hand Or just show up that day with your own and help out! Copy and Paste https://bit.ly/KWCleanUp2022
Roberta DePiero tells us about additional Plogging and Clean Ups in September
Sept. 16 SMATHERS BEACH 8-9am
Meet at Parking Lot Just before Margaritaville across from the Beach
Sept. 17 PICNIC 9-11AM
National Clean Up Day. 11:30am Picnic at Bayview Park
Sept. 23 Lazy Way and Caroline Streets. 8-9am
Meet in the City Lot across from Harpoon Harrys
(Hosted by Harpoon Harrys)
Sept. 24 8-10am
City of Key West and Stock Island Clean Up. Meet Entrance of KW Botanical Garden for College Road Clean Up and Return to Bernstein Park by 11am
Sept. 30 Fort Street in Bahama Village 8 to 9am
Meet Frederick Douglas Gym Parking Lot ; One Block Down from CHI KW Health Center on Fort Street
Guy DeBoer "Here is the link to track my progress across the Atlantic Ocean. https://my.yb.tl/KeysSpirit/map-only/. Please follow me as I sail to France and the starting line of the Golden Globe Race. I expect to arrive by 8 to 35 days. Once again thank everyone for their support."
MORE ART FROM THE MULTI-TALENTED LOTHAR SPEER ; UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE
JAG GALLERY ANNOUNCES THE 2ND ANNUAL "POOLSIDE" EXHIBITION AUGUST 19 TO SEPTEMBER 5
Editor's Note : I'm Leaving in the Art Work in this Issue; Although the Exhibition at Jag may be Over
Following the success of last summer’s juried exhibition, Duval Square’s Jag Gallery invites artists once again to “take the plunge” with an open call to artists for consideration in the gallery’s 2nd annual POOLSIDE exhibit. POOLSIDE opened with a preview reception on Friday August 19th and continues through September 5th on site and online.
The call to artists focus includes 2 and 3 dimensional original artwork, (painting, drawing, sculpture and photography) with swimming pool(s) or the suggestion of as part of the subject or the entire composition.
All details can be found at the gallery’s website www.jaggallery.art.
. The 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 email@example.com and follow us on Instagram at jaggallery.
"Full Immersion" by Manor Sander : Oil on Canvas 12 X 12
"Synchronized Sheilas 1" by Marti Koehler Acrylic on Wood 9 X 12
"Synchronized Sheilas 2" by Marti Koehler Acrylic on Wood 9 X 12
"Glow" by Denise Hughes Acrylic on Board 24 X 24 X 2
"Untitled 7 ( From the Caretaker Robot Series by Abby Hepner Limited Edition Archivel Pigment on Hannemule Paper 3/12 19 X 22
MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE WELCOMES FIFTH ‘HOT SHOTS’ CLASS TO TRAINING ACADEMY
GRASSY KEY, FL – Monroe County Fire Rescue welcomes its fifth “Hot Shots” class to Joe London Fire Academy on Grassy Key. Class 22-01 includes 29 qualified men and women starting the process of becoming a career or volunteer firefighter. Twenty-three of the students are residents of Monroe County. The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners continues to support the program that waives the tuition fee for qualified Monroe County residents in exchange for a commitment to volunteer or work as a career firefighter anywhere in the Florida Keys for three years.
“This program provides the opportunity to cultivate and develop the committed men and women that reside in Monroe County and introduce them to a prestigious lifelong career in the fire service,” said Fire Chief Steven Hudson. “This educational opportunity is a win-win to reduce turnover and retain these graduates in our community.”
Students who complete the 17 performance objectives of the firefighter program are prepared to take the State of Florida Firefighter II examination. To be hired at Monroe County Fire Rescue, a candidate must also complete EMT training.
Studio Fine Cuban Art to Collect, Latin American Art Magazine
Here are the 4 Artists in his Exhibition
LISA LEE HERMAN
“ The Study Of the Water “, SOUTH FLORIDA ARTISTS Derrick Crossland , Lisa Lee Herman , Jul Jankowski and Humberto Castro Curated BY Megan Scallan and Alaen Ledesma Fernandez You are Welcome , Exhibit is open during business hours Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm as part of museum admission through October 2. 305-922-2237. Support by Studio Fine Cuban Art to Collect and Cuban Diaspora Art Foundation.
WE CONTINUE WITH THE ART OF LOTHAR SPEER
Roberta DePiero and Peter Arnow Send Regards. As Most of you know they Own Key West Playbills. Their Publications are BRILLIANT. My Magazine THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS are in 6 of their Playbills. Their Publications are physically put in the hands of the attendees in the Theatres, Art Galleries, Museums, and Upscale Events. The Demographics in attendance are UPSCALE DISPOSABLE INCOME.
2022-2023 KEY WEST THEATRES AND EVENT PROGRAMS PRICING & SPECIFICATIONS AND DEADLINES
Key West, Florida, September 2, 2022 – The Oldest House Museum and Garden is a proud member of the Key West Attractions Association and as a member will participate in the “Kids Free Florida Keys” annual promotion. Oldest House Museum offers free admission to all children under the age of 12 and as a part of this promotion will provide them with a free 200th Key West Anniversary commemorative coloring book for all children that visit the museum from September 6th through October 16th, 2022. The promotion includes various partners across the lower keys. It affords parents and children an extra incentive to come visit during this slower time of the year. For more information on the various offerings and promotions visit: kidsfreefloridakeys.com.
About Old Island Restoration Foundation:
Old Island Restoration Foundation was founded in 1960 to stop the destruction of old town and to promote the preservation and restoration of historically significant buildings. During the 1950’s many valued architectural treasures were lost due to neglect or new development. These events galvanized preservationists to organize the nonprofit Old Island Restoration Foundation. Over the years, Old Island Restoration Foundation has raised and granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to maintain The Oldest House Museum and to award grants to restore historical buildings in Key West, including Old City Hall, The Custom House, The Martello Forts, The Key West Lighthouse, The Woman’s Club, several churches and more.
O.I.R.F celebrating, preserving, and promoting Key West’s unique architecture, culture and history. The Foundation is administered by a Board of Directors and staff. House tours are available six days a week. Visit www.oldesthousekeywest.com for information and tickets
Kiara is a 1-year-old, female, Medium Mixed Breed.
Mia is a 1-year-old, female, American Pit Bull Terrier
Tigger is a 2-year-old, male, Domestic Shorthair.
Sonny is a 2-year-old, male, Domestic Shorthair.
Grumpy is an adult Hamster.
EVENTS FOR THE ROYAL CAMPAIGN OF FANTASY FEST 2022
AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 12
Every Tuesday! Aqua Idol, through October 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come support the Royal Candidates’ singers at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval Street. Help the singer raise the most money for their Candidate. Free to attend.
Every Sunday! Drag Queen Bingo at 22&Co, 504 Angela Street, hosted by QMitch through October 16th at 5:00 PM. Proceeds divided equally among the represented Candidates.
“Bum Farto - The Musical” set for October 13 through October 27
Pasión Project presents “Bum Farto -The Musical,” a hilarious true crime musical that tells the tale of an infamous fire chief who tempted fate and federal agents who set him up in a 1975 Key West drug sting known as Operation Conch. The smokin’ hot show opens at the San Carlos Institute Theater in Old Town, Key West on Thursday, October 13 through October 27. Throw on your best bellbottoms, platforms, and polyester for a sizzling 70s Opening Night Gala featuring pre-show cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and groovy tunes to benefit the Key West Firehouse Museum.
Created and directed by bestselling author, actor, and comedian Pamela Stephenson Connolly, “Bum Farto - The Musical” is led by a cast of internationally-acclaimed actors, dancers, and musicians including Broadway showstopper Aaron LaVigne (“Jesus Christ, Superstar”). It features a live band and thrilling song-and-dance numbers in diverse styles— from tap dancing Square Grouper to the steamy Argentine office tango, to a piquant Cuban Salsa, and the popular Carolina Shag— set to 27 sensational songs such as “Ford Galaxy,” “Just a Girl with a Badge and a Gun,” “Bum Was Pinched,” and “Smoke Your Tuna Here” by musical director Dan Krysa. Tickets start at $35—get your hot little hands on them now at bumfartothemusical.com. Sponsored in part by Key West Art & Historical Society.
August 26 was book release party set for local author and columnist Cricket Desmarais’ “Love on the Rock” dating column compilation
Author and Keys Weekly columnist Cricket Desmarais will release her newest book, “Love on the Rock: Irreverent Reflections & Terrible Dating Advice from a Key West Singleton,” on Friday, August 26 from 7pm – 9pm at Mockingbird Studios, 1616 Catherine Street in Key West. Desmarais will read briefly from the compilation of columns she wrote as a dating columnist for Florida Keys Keynoter from 2005 – 2006. “I never set out to be the Key West Carrie Bradshaw,” says the writer with an MFA from NYU. “While it tickled me to be called that, which people did, the truth of it is that the column was born because I got dumped. Hard.”
When a friend recommended she process the hurt through the written word, she used humor as her henchman then pitched it for print in the entertainment section of the paper she was freelancing for. She soon landed a completely unexpected commitment — a year-long gig delivering everything dating and relating, island style, as a weekly columnist. “At first I was a little nervous about sustaining interest, both for my readers and myself,” she says. “But because we live in a place where your date could be the ex of a friend or a friend of an ex, there was no shortage of absurd material.”
The 200-page book is a collection of all 52 columns that offer riffs, rants, interviews, and tips along with a little lust and longing— humorous and heartfelt content she thought local readers and beyond might like.
“There are life-altering revelations to questions like “Is it true there are plenty of fish in the sea?”, “Can I fish from the company pier?”, “When is it best to throw your catch back,” she laughs. “And let’s not forget the timeless “Does size really matter?”. As the book’s title suggests, Desmarais says she’s no dating expert. “Make no mistake. Anything resembling advice is mostly meant to be entertainment,” she says. “How can you seriously take advice from someone who hasn’t had a proper date sine MySpace was the social media forum du jour, pronouns weren’t preferred, and cell phones flipped open only for phone calls?”
Regardless of authority, Desmarais hopes people will help her celebrate. “Who knows? “ she laughs. “Good time or long time— you just might meet “the one.”” For more information or to order a copy of “Love on the Rock: Irreverent Reflections & Terrible Dating Advice from a Key West Singleton,” visit CricketDesmarais.com.
Many Additional Photos from Cricket's Book Signing Up Shortly
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We are currently accepting proposals for our fall and winter semesters! Williams Hall is seeking instructors for teen and/or senior-based classes & workshops in the areas of faith, fitness, sewing, home economics, mental health, social clubs and life skills.
If you or someone you know is interested in holding a class or workshop at Williams Hall, please fill out the form at the link below to submit a proposal. We look forward to hearing from you! Click
FRESH INK SHORTS is an intriguing, fast-paced evening of new original short plays by award-winning writers — from one-minute amuse-bouches to more elaborate courses of the comic, the poignant, and the wondrous strange. The eight to ten shorts are performed by seven talented actors, coming together in various combinations to build each new world they’ll inhabit. The individual pieces are separated by provocative sound and light cues that provide a rhythm and intensity that seamlessly move the action from one scenario to the next. From AI reaching singularity in a supermarket checkout lane, to a blistering single-word indictment of government, to musings on realizing you’re actually a God, FRESH INK SHORTS delivers a tantalizing 75 minutes of thought-provoking theater. Produced and presented by TheatreXP.
Here are the Commission Meetings for the Entire Rest of 2022 : September 7 & 20, October 6 and 19, November 1 & 15, and December 6
Members of the Mel Fisher family, City officials and the community gathered today to commemorate the sinking of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the entire 1622 fleet with the unveiling of a plaque. On this day, 400 years ago, 260 souls were lost in a raging hurricane. Also lost were 40 tons of gold, silver, and copper artifacts - until the persevering Mel Fisher located wreck in 1985.
Prior to the discovery, the treasure hunter had secured ownership of the wreck through the courts. He and his wife founded the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, a non-profit organization to support a collection of artifacts from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and its sister ship, the Santa Margarita in perpetuity.
The plaque is located at Mallory Square alongside a time capsule that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the founding of Key West.
In the photo: Mel Fisher's son Kim Fisher and daughter Taffi Fisher Abt and City Manager Patty McLauchlin.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES FROM ALYSON CREAN AND THE CITY OF KEY WEST ; UP SHORTLY
Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commissioners have proclaimed September 17th as National Cleanup Day.
"National Cleanup Day recognizes the need to protect the health and beauty of our city as well as our nation," reads the proclamation. "The City of Key West takes great pride in its environment and supports a clean, safe community, now and in the future."
The cleanup joins together the community, the City, and non-profit organizations for a cleaner environment, which promotes positive community values, property values, and the economic vitality of Key West and the Florida Keys.
Julie Brown, a member of the Mayor's Beautification Committee, accepted the proclamation. She noted that there will be several locations around the island where groups can gather at 9 a.m. to help keep Key West beautiful. The cleanup will be followed by a picnic, she said.
"It's a good way to get to know your neighbors," she said. "Please join us on that day.
In the photo: Commissioners Gregory Davila, Mary Lou Hoover, and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Beautification Committee member Julie Brown, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow.
For Press, Sponsorship, Volunteer and General Inquiries Contact Miranda McGuire Miranda@KWFILMFEST.COM
For Key West Inquiries Please Contact Juliet Gray at Julietgray@Gmail.com
What’s cooler than cool?
Being named one of “The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine! The Key West Film Festival is honored to be named to this prestigious list, and we are grateful to Moviemaker Magazine for the recognition. Now is the time to mark those calendars as the 11th Annual KWFF is set for November 16-20 and is currently open for submissions.
In compiling the roster of 25 fab fests, Moviemaker and its esteemed contributors “focused on unforgettable experiences they couldn’t have had anywhere else. Yes, the festivals served their careers, getting them exposure and accolades and helping them for important relationships. But they were also cool — fun, affirming, validating. A reminder that by making movies, they were doing a thing that they truly love and will find endlessly cool.”
Here is an excerpt from the article, sharing why Moviemaker, and filmmaker Clint Bentley, believe the Key West Film Festival is one of the coolest… “What other film festival takes the filmmakers on a sunset sail?” asks Clint Bentley, who also praises Key West’s “amazing blend of marquee films of the year and discoveries,” and “great panels.”
It’s also known for drawing top-notch films: Last year’s 10th annual festival, which showed more than 75 films over five days, awarded Best Narrative Film to Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers, and the KWFF’s Annual Critics Award to Sean Baker’s Red Rocket. Its tagline sums things up nicely: “where passion meets paradise.”
So mark your calendars for November 16-20 and send your latest film our way! We present feature films, short films, music videos, and animated work of all genres, and our final submission deadline is coming up very soon.
We rely solely on the generosity of our supporters to keep this festival going year after year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help with this year's festival. You can donate via the link here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We start part 2 of a Photographic Feature from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY TODAY TRIBUTE" "52 AMAZING PHOTOS FROM 1920s FLORIDA
Our Last Issue started Part 1 and had a Few Paragraphs of Florida in 1920s. Click this Issue link to see the first 14 Photos and Verbiage https://conta.cc/3Rd7Mog
Florida is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Florida is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Bahamas and Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida and Cuba; it is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Spanning 65,758 square miles, Florida ranks 22nd in area among the 50 states, and with a population of over 21 million, is the third-most populous. The state capital is Tallahassee and the most populous city is Jacksonville. The Miami metropolitan area, with a population of almost 6.2 million, is the most populous urban area in Florida and the seventh-most populous in the United States; other urban conurbations with over one million people are Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
Various Native American groups have inhabited Florida for at least 14,000 years. In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León became the first known European to make landfall, calling the region La Florida ([la floˈɾiða] for its lush greenery and the Easter season (Pascua Florida in Spanish). Florida subsequently became the first area in the continental U.S. to be permanently settled by Europeans, with the Spanish colony of St. Augustine, founded in 1565, being the oldest continuously inhabited city. Florida was repeatedly contested by Spain and Great Britain, before being ceded to the U.S. in 1819; it was admitted as the 27th state on March 3, 1845. Florida was the principal location of the Seminole Wars (1816–1858), the longest and most extensive of the Indian Wars in U.S. history. The state seceded from the Union on January 10, 1861, becoming one of the seven original Confederate States. After the Civil War, Florida was restored to the Union on June 25, 1868.
Since the mid-20th century, Florida has experienced rapid demographic and economic growth. Its $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth-largest of any U.S. state and the 16th-largest in the world; the main sectors are tourism, hospitality, agriculture, real estate, and transportation. Florida is world-renowned for its beach resorts, amusement parks, warm and sunny climate, and nautical recreation; attractions such as Walt Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, and Miami Beach draw tens of millions of visitors annually. Florida is a popular destination for retirees, seasonal vacationers, and both domestic and international migrants; it hosts nine out of the ten fastest-growing communities in the U.S. The state’s close proximity to the ocean has shaped its culture, identity, and daily life; its colonial history and successive waves of migration are reflected in African, European, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian influences. Florida has attracted or inspired writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, and continues to attract celebrities and athletes, particularly in golf, tennis, auto racing, and water sports.
Women at Miami Beach 1923
Water Toboggan Miami Beach 1925
Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store Coral Gables 1924
Capitol Theatre Jacksonville 1927
Sheriff W.B. Cahoon Breaking Up a Still Jacksonville 1928
Couple with Marmon Automobile Jacksonville 1927
Crowds on Lafayette Street Bridge Tampa Florida 1925
DOWNTOWN MIAMI FROM THE ALCAZAR HOTEL 1927
LOOKING DOWN WEST FLAGLER STREET MIAMI 1927
FAIRFAX THEATRE ON EAST FLAGLER STREET MIAMI 1922
PARKING LOT OF SMITH's CASINO MIAMI BEACH 1927
About two-thirds of Florida occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. It has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, spanning approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km), not including its many barrier islands. Florida has 4,510 islands that are ten acres (4 ha) or larger in area, the second highest number after Alaska. Much of the state is at or near sea level, and is characterized by sedimentary soil. Florida is the flattest state in the country, with the lowest high point of any U.S. state, at just 345 feet (105 meters). Lake Okeechobee is its largest freshwater lake, and the second-largest located entirely within the contiguous 48 states. Several beaches in Florida have turquoise and emerald-colored coastal waters.
Florida’s climate varies from subtropical in the north to tropical in the south. It is the only state besides Hawaii to have a tropical climate, and is the only continental state with both a tropical climate (at the lower tip of the peninsula) and a coral reef. Consequently, Florida has several unique ecosystems, most notably Everglades National Park, the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. and among the largest in the Americas. Unique wildlife include the American alligator, American crocodile, American flamingo, Roseate spoonbill, Florida panther, bottlenose dolphin, and manatee. The Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, and the third-largest coral barrier reef system in the world (after the Great Barrier Reef and Belize Barrier Reef).
Florida’s large population and economy give it considerable influence in national politics; since the late 20th century the state has been a major battleground in presidential elections, most notably in 2000. Miami, along with Orlando and Tampa, is recognized as a global city. (Wikipedia)
Part 3 Next Week "52 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM FLORIDA 1920's + Part 2 of "53 AMAZING VINTAGE PHOTOS FROM THE 1920s in America" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider : YESTERDAY TODAY TRIBUTE; Up shortly in this Issue
"POOLSIDE" returns for another Year ( making this the 2nd Annual Event (POOLSIDE) from JAG August 19 to September 5 . The Exhibition Kicked Off August 19th. Thanks Chas and Hazel Griffiths for supplying Photographs from the event that is through out this issue
We now start a NEW Feature from Popular You-Tube Content Provider TIME TRAVEL WITH PHOTOS. Part 2 will be in the September 26, 2022 Issue.
Women are seen sitting outside near car. Circa 1930
Mobile X-Ray Vehicle Joint Effort Between State Board of Health Tuberculosis Section and Wilson County Circa 1950
Klondyke Dance Hall and Salon. Pay streak Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Seattle Washington 1909
Mexican Cart and Burro. Circa 1892
Special Agents firing the shotgun during firearm training at Quantico Virginia Circa 1944
Roots and Venables Paraffin Oil Engineered Vehicle. Built at the Armstrong Whitworth Motor Car Dept. Scotwood Works at Newcastle upon Tyne, Early 20th. Century.
Officers of the 164th. and 170th. N.Y. Infantry Circa 1860-1865
Grand Slam Bombs Awaiting Delivery January 7, 1945
New Hanover Company street repair at 000 Block of South Front Street Looking North Wilmington North Carolina. Circa 1930
Ellington's Grocery Store Raleigh North Carolina 1904
Caterpillar Hauling Logs to Dump Full Lenght Trees Circa 1930-1939
Two Girls Laying in the Snow Wearing Snow Shoes Mt. Baker Washington Circa 1929-1939
Women War Worker Repairs The Quantas Emprire Airways Rose Bay Sydney Austrailia 1944
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Professionals from charitable organizations across the Keys will convene on Tuesday, September 13, for Florida Keys Nonprofit Day. The event, to be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Marathon Community Theatre, is free to paid staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, students, and community members interested in nonprofit service.
The name “September” comes from an old Roman word, “septem,” which actually means 7. That's right – September was the seventh month of the year on the Roman calendar – It did not become the ninth month until the advent of the Gregorian calendar in 1582. The Romans believed that September was looked after by the god of fire, so they always expected fires and volcanic eruptions to occur during this month.
This September “Harvest Moon” is the fullest moon of the year. The Harvest Moon will be full on Saturday, Sept. 10. Why Is it Called the Harvest Moon? For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aide to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops. Hence, it's called the “Harvest” Moon.
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Trinity Sanders (back row center) receives her second scholarship from the Katie Higgs-Wyrwicki Memorial Culinary Scholarship.
Trinity Sanders, who received a culinary scholarship in 2021, was recently awarded another $1,500 from the Katie Higgs-Wyrwicki Memorial Culinary Scholarship Fund.Her passion for cooking, coupled with her willingness to share her success story touched us here at the Foundation. Trinity is enjoying her culinary curriculum at the College of the Florida Keys.
Congratulations to the Florida Keys Council of the Arts for investing in the future of their amazing organization by creating a new endowment. Their $20,000 contribution was matched dollar for dollar by the Peter MacDougall Fund.
Congratulations to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Key West for starting the Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church Endowment. Their $20,000 contribution was matched dollar for dollar by the Peter MacDougall Fund. Established in 1832, St. Paul's is the oldest church in South Florida.
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ Middle Keys Advisory Council has awarded $8,000 in grants to help Marathon area residents.
“Our council of eight community members collectively decided how we could most productively assist our community. We want our donors and Marathon residents to know that we are here to help.” said Marian Buccafurni, chair of the Middle Keys Advisory Council of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys.
She said the group is also funding Dolphin Pride Awards for elementary school students and will be considering other grant opportunities throughout the year.
Stanley Switlik Elementary School in Marathon received a $2,000 grant for the purchase of equipment and materials for its after-school student clubs. These students pictured are just part of the new fishing club, which is one of the many electives the students can choose from.
Presenting the check (back row left to right) are Middle Keys Council members C.M. Bishop and Sarah Adams, Switlik Principal Christine Paul, council member Lavarski Smith, Kevin Bowes from the Community Foundation and Bill Eller, Switlik Health and Wellness Coordinator.
St. Columba Episcopal Church received a $2,000 grant for the purchase of equipment, arts and craft supplies, and reading materials for its after-school program. We took a visit to the church to see the beautiful new additions and enjoyed our walk in the peaceful garden, full of shaded trails and butterflies. There is a separate structure in the back for the kids, fenced in for safety and stocked with new playground equipment.
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Join us this Friday, Sept 9th at the Key Largo School flagpole 9:00-9:30AM for a ceremony to honor our first responders and the heroes of 9/11. The Band will perform patriotic music, 5th grade Safety Patrol will lead the Pledge and students from all grade levels will attend. Public is also invited. For more information, contact Susan Bazin band director at 305-453-1255 ext 57380.
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COUNTY CONTINUES TO ADVOCATE FOR LOCAL CONTRACTORS NOT STATE LICENSED.MONROE COUNTY – In 2021, the State of Florida Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 735, which preempts local occupational licensing.“The passing of the bill affected many small businesses in Monroe County that were locally licensed,” said Monroe County Assistant Building Official Rey Ortiz. “The passing of this bill caused the Contractors Examination Board of Monroe County to no longer be able to issue licenses specified in the law.”
Due to the bill’s passing, many companies that have been in business for some time may be unable to pull permits starting in July 2023. The Monroe County Contractors Examining Board (CEB), an eight-member appointed board made up of those in contracting industries, along with Monroe County Building Department staff, is compiling a series of direct questions and concerns regarding HB 735 to forward to the Dept. of Business and Professional Regulations. Industry input is encouraged at the regularly scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 13 CEB meeting. The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Additional information on the CEB can be found at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/ceb, including the Zoom link for the meeting. Questions and comments can also be emailed to contractor-license@MonroeCounty-FL.Gov.
“This will affect everyone from the state licensed general contractor to the local specialty licensed contractor that the state doesn’t offer an equivalent license for who has been in business for 20-30 years, and the homeowner,” said Rudy Krause, Chairman of the CEB. “If something doesn’t change, homeowners will need to be very aware of unlicensed, uninsured contractors. Before the bill, the County’s process created a safe and even playing field.”
The County Attorney and Legislative Affairs are also working with the Florida Association of Counties and other counties experiencing the same issues to advocate for changes to HB 735 in the upcoming state legislative session.
HB 735 reads, “A local government, as defined in s. 163.211, may not require a person to obtain a license for a job scope which does not substantially correspond to the job scope of one of the contractor categories defined in s. 489.105(3)(a)-(o) and (q) or authorized in s. 489.1455(1). For purposes of this section, job scopes for which a local government may not require a license include, but are not limited to, painting; flooring; cabinetry; interior remodeling; driveway or tennis court installation; handyman services; decorative stone, tile, marble, granite, or terrazzo installation; plastering; stuccoing; caulking; and canvas awning and ornamental iron installation.”
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Key West, Florida – Looking for a fun fall community project? How about a Scarecrow Contest?!
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden kicks off its 4th annual “Scarecrows in the Forest” event with a call to students, community amateur artists, not-for-profits and business/creative professionals to create their own scarecrows for display in the Garden. CASH PRIZES will be awarded with ‘Best in Show’ chosen by garden visitors.
Show off your scary design skills and enter the “Scarecrows in the Garden” artist design contest. All Scarecrow entries will be on display from September 15th through November 30, 2022. Scarecrow creators are encouraged to use natural or recycled materials.
There are 3 entry categories: 1) School age individuals or groups; 2) Not-for-profit groups; 3) Business/Creative Professionals & amateur individuals. Cash prizes will be awarded of $100, $50 and $25 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Best in Show is a $100 prize. Registration runs through September 15th. Set up in the Garden starts September 1st. Details, Tips for Making Scarecrows and a Registration Form are available on the Garden’s website - www.keywest.garden or by contacting Misha McRAE at: email@example.com or calling 305-296-1501.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.
The Key West Botanical Garden Society, Inc. is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are deductible under the Internal Revenue Service Code.
The Garden is publicly owned and operated as a passive, natural resource-based public outdoor recreational site.
Reef Relief Announces International Coastal Clean Up Day Event. (Key West, FL) – September 7, 2022,
Reef Relief is hosting a marine debris clean up in honor of International Coastal Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 17th from 10am - 12pm at Boca Chica Beach. Volunteers of all ages are invited to collect marine debris along the beach to contribute to the Ocean Conservancy’s citizen scientific database. Reef Relief will provide trash grabbers, bags, and gloves. To stay updated on the event, visit the Reef Relief Facebook event page.
Due to Space Constraints the Three Museums in the Hamptons area will just have the basics in this issue. Go to their websites for Information.
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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, Parrish Art Museum, and Guild Hall are very similar to the TSKW, KWAHS, & Florida Keys Council of the Arts.