THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS HOLIDAY ISSUE DECEMBER 19, 2022
THE KEYSBLAST FROMED KRANE& FRIENDS
HOLIDAYISSUE DECEMBER19, 2022
Hello Everyone. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material & Covers Events. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7890+. We start every Issue with some LEAD TEASE PHOTOS of Features that Appear in this December 19, 2022 Starting Offwith some ChristmasHoliday Scenes. Alexei Butirskiy was in town at the Key West Gallery last week and this weekend Peter Max Curator Leslie Smith is in the Gallery
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM . Friends of the Library Celebrate 50 Years + The Keys Libraries have so many Events Inc. Cafe Con Libros ( The Next Cafe Con Libros is Tues. Dec. 20 at 10am and the Guest is Betty Darst talking The Wright Brother & Their Historic Flights). Alyson Crean and the City of Key West has Multiple Sections/Features (above Bicycle Action Commitee). Waterfront Playhouse and Red Barn Schedules. Reef Relief Receives Many Donations for their 2023 Programs. As Usual we have Many Vintage Photographic Features. Above : Pt. 2 from You Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY TODAY TRIBUTE" "45 FASCINATING HISTORICAL PHOTOS VOL. 2" and from You Tube Content Provider "RARE HISTORY" "40 Interesting Photos from 1950s". Next : Pt 2 of 2 Our Annual Post Event Features from the 2022 Key West Film Festival ( Part 1 was in the Dec 5th. Issue and we have that complete Feature at the end of this Issue). Lighting of the Menorah at Bayview Park with Commissioner Sam Kaufman-Rabbi Jacob Zucker and Rabbi Shimon Dudai at Bayview Park 5pm Sunday 12/18. Next in this Dec, 19 Issue Pt. 4 of 4 from "BRAKE FOR IT" Beautiful Art Deco Cars; above (1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Figoni ET Falaschi Coupe). Next : Well Known Latin American /Cuban Curator Alaen Ledesma Fernandez & Artist Carlos Guzman + A NEW Exhibition by Alaen at ART BY PASTA in Islamorada. New Adoptees from the FKSPCA. Many Features from Kristen Livengood and Monroe County( Above Toys for Tots Locations).. Also in this Issue 2 of our Favorite Artists : Michael CHEVAL (Wyland Gallery (WWW.WYLANDGALLERIESOFTHEFLORIDAKEYS.COM ) & The Artist to the Stars Adam Scott Rote ( The Key West Gallery WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM ).
We Continue Previewing our December 19, 2022. Eric Anfinson had a Full House at the Key West Arts and Historical Society with the Opening Party for His Exhibition"Two Decades of Nudes". Emma Starr Grand Opening of her LUNA Clothing Boutique at 519 Flemming Street. More from Monroe County ; Many Features from Kristen Livengood (Inc. Monroe County Commissioners visits Turkey Point). Amanda Johnson Art, Libby York Performs at The Studios of Key West Hugh's View for Jazz on the Roof Monday Jan 2. Our Next Issue Jan. 2nd will have our Extensive Coverage of the Last Walk on White; Next Walk will be as usual the 3rd Thur. of the Month Jan. 19 WWW.WALKONWHITEKEYWEST.COM ( Just 3 of the Dozen or so Hosts: Shade and Shutter, Stone Soup, & Harrison Gallery) The Annual TSKW "SUMMER SOLSTICE STUDENT SHOW" Curated by Susan Sugar at The Zabar Lobby Gallery.
The December 19, 2022 Issue Continues with TRANSFORMATIONS : The Winter Members show at The Studios of Key West Dec 1-29 which fills ALL 3 Floors (Below is POND by Jane Gilbert Acrylic on Canvas). Then one of the Walk on White Hosts : Shade and Shutter with Photography by Sarah A Carleton and Pottery by Mark Klemmer. Next in this Dec. 19th. Issue Extensive Coverage of The Key West Arts and Historical Society WWW.KWAHS.ORG and Current and Upcoming Exhibitions & Special Events. Next from Letty Nowak's JAG Gallery her Annual SMALL WORKS Exhibition ; showing until Jan. 9, 2023 ( Below is ANGELA WITH FLOWERS by Elizabeth Chamberlain Oil on Panel 7 X 7). Key West Business Guild WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM . Then Dr. John "Jack Norris" and his very popular Videos that gives Updated Covid Information. Next ; The Tourist Development Council and their December On-Line "Keys Traveler" and their Extensive Website https://WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM
The December 19 , 2022 Issue Continues with Many NEW Items in the Zazoo Memorabilia Gallery for Holiday Gifts (Inc. this Charles Lindbergh 1927 Spirit of St. Louis Photo & the Taylor Swift Item below) and also Just in the Gallery : Historic Apollo 11 Astronauts Collage, Classic Led Zeppelin Airplane Photo, Bruce Springstein, & Classic Marlon Brando "Wild One" Movie Painting. GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY just announced their ALL-STAR 2023 Line Up : WWW.GINGERBREADSQAUREGALLERY.COM .The KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden tells us about "Local Free Sunday First of every Month. Latest works from ANNA SWEET GALLERIES https://WWW.ANNASWEET.COM. Next : More from The South Florida Symphony Orchestra with World Renowned Musicians Cellist Zuill Bailey and Pianist Svetlana Smolina . Holiday Greetings from Dr. Jonathan Gueverra and The College of the Florida Keys WWW.CFK.EDU.
The MCSO Opens their Animal Farm the 2nd. and 4th. Sundays from 1-3pm with Farmer / Officer Jeanne Selander in Command : ( Next Two Sundays : Jan. 8 & Jan 22 They will be closed Christmas Day Dec 25) WWW.TSKW.ORG & "Glow Hours" on their Hugh's View Rooftop. AnnaMarie Giordano "LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP" Every Tuesday 11a-2pm. ..
Zazoo Memorabilia Art Gallery in their Many Sections in this December 19th. Issue ; Many Marilyn Monroe Items : Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Who & A Rare Limited Edition Photo of John F. Kennedy and Frank Sinatra. Next An Extensive Tour of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory : WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM + Their Webcam Streaming 24/7. Even if you are not an Automotive History Fan; you'll still enjoy these 8 to 14 Minute Videos by "ED'S AUTOMOTIVE REVIEW" : So Entertaining Just 3 of about 50 : 8 to 24 Minute Videos :"A FAILURE CALLED EDSEL" and "THE ORIGINS OF THE MUSCLE CAR" , "THE COMPACT CARS OF THE EARLY 1960's. JUST IN 2 New Episodes from Ed "ED'S AUTO REVIEW MEETS RARE CLASSIC CARS" & "NAME GAME THE HISTORY OF CAR MODEL NAMES" Next : Adam Scott Rote Artist to the Stars ( Shown below with ASR is Priscilla Presley)Next : Kate Miano's Garden Resort "Jazz in the Garden" Schedule ( Next 2 : Dec 25 Skipper Kripitz & Friends & Jan. 1 Peter Diamond & Friends). The Key West Arts and Historical Society WWW.KWAHS.ORG "Art After School" + Extensive Sections on ALL CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, ALL UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND ALL ON-LINE EXHIBITIONS. Helen Harrison's Gallery ; One of the White Street Galleries that are Involved in the Monthly "Walk on White" WWW.WALKONWHITEKEYWEST.COM and WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM
EDITOR'S NOTE : Every Issue Contains Hundreds of URL Links. Although I properly Insert the URL Link; A few times the Connection to the Site Fails. When that Happens Simply Copy and Paste the URL Link into your Web Browser. 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 and now Featuring the 3rd. in a Series of Covid Booster Shots (Extremely Effective). 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 3rd. Booster for the latest Omicron Strains can be Given with this Year's Flu Shot.
They say change is constant, but there are certainly times when you feel it more than others. Time passes at the same speed overnight, for example, but reaches a crescendo at sunrise. The pop of a seedling emerging from the soil arrives after weeks of slumber as a humble pip. We’ve all been through a moment, so to speak, and invite our artist members to share what’s changed, even if it was always there.
Sponsored by : The Harry S Truman Little White House
There are 92 Works of Art on Display. Due to Space Constraints we'll show 40 in this Issue and the Jan.2nd. Issue will have the other 52. Of course the TRANSFORMATION is Supposed to be Over on Dec. 29th. so make sure to go in Person by Dec. 29
Here are the Titles and Information for the First 12
1) "Dawn at the Boathouse by Katharina Arnhold WaterColor 14 X 14 $75
2) "It Came from Frances Street" by Kevin Assam Graphic Illustrations 8 X 8 $115
3) "Coral Reef" by Dan Bar Acrylic on Canvas 40 X 28 $1400
4) "Fish Food "by Jill Benado Scan Art on Canvas 24 X 36 $250
5) "Flamingo Pride" by Larry Blackburn Photography 24 X 12 $250
6) "Psychedelia" by Nicholas Bergery Light Show Video Production 27 Minutes
7) "Conversations with an Angel" by Lynne Bentley-Kemp Archival Digital Photography 20 X 16 $250
8) "Blue Thoughts" by Michele D. Brunswig Mixed Media 16 X 16 $535
9) "Curves" by Kathy Buchard Photography on Canvas 16 X 20 $100
10) " Untiled" by Lisa Brunn Acrylic on Canvas 24 X 30 $480
11) "The Tree and the Sea" by Judi Bradford Water Soluble Inks on WaterColor Paper 41 X 31 $1100
Jazz on the Roof with Libby York
FIRST MONDAY JAN 2, 2023, 5:30PM/EVENT
Critically acclaimed vocalist Libby York is known for her subtle and swinging renditions of Great American Songbook classics, as well as bossa nova gems and a few obscure Songbook treasures. She’s appeared at top venues in New York City, Chicago, LA, and Paris. Her recordings are featured on jazz radio worldwide. These intimate Jazz On The Roof concerts will feature her trio in the beautiful setting of Hugh’s View, and previewing songs from Libby’s new upcoming summer 2022 CD release.
“a jazz singer of cool composure and artful subtlety.” New York Times
“a voice like amber…” Jazz Times
“…her wit and easy swing…a gifted and experienced singer whose warm tone and sharp sense of humor bolster her restrained artistry” The New Yorker
“She’ll appeal to Diana Krall fans, but is very much her own woman.” Times of London
This December 19th Issue will Feature Part 2 of 2 Extensive Coverage of the 2022 Key West Film Festival. With Part 1 in the December 5th. Issue. The Complete Part 1 Feature can be Found at the Very End of this Issue.
THERE were TWO Grand Opening VIP Red Carpet Parties. Wednesday Night Nov.16 directly after the Screening of GLASS ONION A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY at THE OLDEST HOUSE. Then on Thursday 11/17 directly after the screening of ADAPTATION; at The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory with Special Guest Chris Cooper and Wife Marianne Leonne. Mr. Cooper was Awarded 1 of 4 Golden Key Awards. ALL Events : Golden Key Awards, Critics Panels, and Q&As were EXTENSIVELY Covered by Executive Contributing Editor Maria Athanasia and Ed Krane.
These 2 Photos below are from 2 of the Critics Panel Events( which apeared in the Dec. 5th. Issue) and ALL of the Photos from Part 1 are here in the Dec. 19th. Issue at the end of this Issue and then to come later in this Issue are photos of the Awards Ceremony Sat. Night Event
THE FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS and their Exhibition "200 YEARS OF ISLAND LIFE" 11/2-01/28/2023. The last few Issues had ALL of the Works. Of course visit the Gato Building on 1100 Simonton Street M-F; and click the Nov. 21st Issue https://conta.cc/3TQhDkUand
The Second 50 Works of Art can be seen by going to the December 5th Issue
A Retrospective collection, with a significant nod to music, sports, the arts and the legacy of the Pop Art genre, from the studio of artist legend, Peter Max, will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a limited engagement presentation.
All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition. All events are complimentary and open to the public however RSVP’s are requested
REEF RELIEF had their Annual Membership Meeting at Margaritaville Beach House 2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd. They had Presentations from Dr. Brian LaPoint of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) discussing Issues with our Water Quality; and Abigail Clark of the College of the Florida Keys discussing her recent research Findings regarding CORAL COVERAGE in the FLORIDA BARRIER REEF TRACT.. Here are some pics from the event by going to the December 5th. Issue https://conta.cc/3urv5RV
EYW Protecting Passengers As Concourse A Construction Underway
Designers Think Outside The Box
Construction has begun on Key West International Airport’s new Concourse A project, and starting next week passengers will notice something familiar in the construction zone being used in an innovative fashion: C crates.
Arriving and departing passengers will each have a designated, 80-foot tunnel made of shipping containers for the transition from the existing hold room to the apron, or in reverse upon arrival. The idea was the result of a collaboration between construction and design teams who were looking for a way to create a seamless transition while protecting passengers at the same time. The containers will be placed and put into use early next week.
“As always, we want to keep our passengers safe. We also wanted to shield them as much as possible from ongoing construction, and the best way to do that was to use this innovative solution,” said Director of Airports Richard Strickland.
While rugged enough for the elements on the outside, the interiors will be accessible, well-lit and air conditioned.
We Continue with Popular You-Tube Content Provider " YESTERDAY, TODAY TRIBUTE" Called" 45 FASCINATING HISTORICAL PHOTOS VOLUME 2 . This Week Part 2
Two Women munitions workers at the National Shell filing factory in Chillwell Nottinghamshire during the First World War 19
We Continue with Part 3 of the Photographic Feature "45 Fascinating Historical Photos Vol. 2 by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "YESTERDAY TODAY TRIBUE"; in our January 2nd. 2023 Issue
The last few Years we have been Featuring ED'S AUTO REVIEW. It's Amazingly Brilliant and Entertaining. Closer to the end of this Issue ; is every URL Link to his Videos. Shown below are a few Photos from one of his most recent and entertaining videos "A Rare Look Into GM Heritage Center & Renaissance Game Center; Hit this URL Link for the Video :
Also NEW in his Section "ED'S AUTO REVIEW MEETS RARE CLASSIC CARS" and "NAME GAME THE HISTORY OF CAR MODEL NAMES" . Of course go to You Tube anytime to see ALL his Videos.
We Now start Part 1 "40 Interesting Photos from the 1950s from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Rare History" or "Yesterday Today Tribute"
We Continue with Part 2 of 40 Interesting Photos from the 1950s by Popular You Tube Content Provider "Rare History" or "Yesterday Today Tribute" in the January 2, 2023 Issue.
ZAZOO MEMORABILIA ART GALLERY IS UP NEXT with Many Sections in this Issue showing some amazing collectors Items; especially useful for the One of a Kind Holiday Gift; BUT FIRST the first of 2 sections in this Dec 19th. Holiday Issue from Alyson Crean and The City of Key West. Many Important and Interesting Information from The City.
The City of Key West is grateful to the Key West Chamber of Commerce for the extraordinary opportunity to recognize City employees for their dedication. During the Chamber's luncheon on December 14th, four people were recognized for their service to the community.
Public Works Foreman Oscar Ladino was named City Employee of the Year, an award sponsored by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. City Manager Patti McLauchlin introduced the award, pointing out that Ladino is largely responsible for all of Duval Street and just about every event that happens in the city,
"In a year where we were short-staffed and asking everyone to do more with less, Oscar has risen to the challenge," said McLauchlin. "With more and bigger events being thrown at him he has managed to make the process seamless to organizers and City staff alike. Oscar is an incredible asset to the Community Services Department and the City of Key West. His value as an employee cannot be overstated. We are extremely lucky to have had Oscar here for over 20 years."
Capt. David Zarate was named Firefighter of the Year, an award sponsored by Keys Federal Credit Union. Capt. Zarate has been with the Key West Fire Department since 2003, and Emergency Manager Capt. Gregory Barroso noted that he has a passion for training his fellow firefighters and passing on the knowledge he's gained.
"David has stepped up at every opportunity to act capably above his class as ommander in the absence of his supervisor," said Capt. Barroso. "Most recently, during Hurricane Ian, David displayed extraordinary initiative while actively responding to the fire at 3201 Flagler Ave. That night, during intense weather conditions from the storm, acting-Commander David responded and directed over 25 men and women to control the fire. David's leadership and effective response saved lives and other structures in the surrounding area."
Key West Police Officer Andrea Bernatova was named Police Officer of the Year, an honor sponsored by Opal Key Resort and Marina. Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg noted in his introduction, that she speaks three languages, holds a Master's Degree in economics, and sponsored her own attendance to the police academy. Many new officers garner sponsorship from local law enforcement, who pay a salary and for tuition. Officer Bernatova was determined. She is, he said, the kind of officer who he hopes to see in future leadership roles in the department.
"On her very first call," said Chief Brandenburg, "she responded to a local hotel for a man having a medical emergency. She saved that man's life, earning the Key West Police Department Life Saving Award. She is a well-rounded officer who frequently receives letters of recognition from the community for her compassion during calls to service. We are very lucky to have her on our team."
The Chamber also recognized City Manager Executive Assistant Dorian Patton with their Key West Star Award for his selfless volunteer service to the community and local businesses.
In the photos:
Ladino: Community Services Director Marcus Davila, Employee of the Year Oscar Ladino, and City Manager Patti McLauchlin.
Zarate: Capt. Gregory Barroso, Firefighter of the Year Capt. David Zarate, and City Manager Patti McLauchlin.
Bernatova :Chief Sean Brandenburg, Officer Andrea Bernatova, and City Manager Patti McLauchlin.
Patton: City Manager Executive Assistant and volunteer extraordinaire Dorian Patton and Chamber President Suzanne Moore.
City officials were honored today to attend the ceremony awarding the Purple Heart to the family of William Weech, who gave the ultimate sacrifice during his service in the United States Coast Guard.
The ceremony was held at American Legion Post 168. The medal was presented to Ms. Millie Weech and her brother Antonio Weech by USCG Sector Key West Commander Capt. Jason Ingram and USCG Sector Key West Command Master Chief Matthew Jordan.
William Weech was born in Key West in 1887 and enlisted in the Coast Guard at the age of 17. He was promoted to Wardroom Steward and in 1912 was transferred to the USCGC TAMPA.
Capt. Ingram told the Weech family - including those attending virtually from New York, that the honor was long overdue. He noted, during his remarks, noted that Mr. Weech enlisted ten times.
On September 26, 1918, having just detach from her 19th convoy, the TAMPA was torpedoed by a German submarine as she was returning to a Welsh port. The TAMPA was one of six Coast Guard cutters assigned to convoy duty in European waters during WWI. She escorted 18 convoys, losing only two ships and earning a special commendation for exemplary service.
The cutter sank in just three minutes and 134 men lost their lives, 111 Coastguardsmen and four Navymen.
Capt. Ingram said that this was the single largest loss of life in Coast Guard history.
Ms. Millie Weech addressed the attendees, thanking them for honoring Mr. Weech and thanking all those who serve to protect.
In the attached photos:
Group 1) Glenn Hayes, USCG Sector Key West Commander Capt. Jason Ingram, Mayor Teri Johnston, American Legion Post 168 Commander Valerie Littlefield, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, Commissioner Clayton Lopez, and USCG Commander Richard Armstrong.
Group 2) Commissioner Clayton Lopez, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, Police Chief Sean Brandenburg, and Mayor Teri Johnston.
Presentation) USCG Capt. Jason Ingram, Ms. Millie Weech, Antonio Weech, and USCG Sector Key West Command Master Chief Matthew Jordan.
Hand-signed photograph of Charles Lindbergh - American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. On May 20–21, 1927, Lindbergh made the first nonstop flight from New York City to Paris, a distance of 3,600 miles (5,800 km), flying alone for 33.5 hours in his aircraft, the
It was the first solo transatlantic flight, the first nonstop transatlantic flight between two major city hubs, and the longest by over 1,900 miles (3,000 km). It is known as one of the most consequential flights in history and ushered in
a new era of air transportation between parts of the globe.
HISTORIC HAND-SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
OF CHARLES LINDBERGH
RARE photograph of Charles Lindbergh in front of
‘ The Spirit of St. Louis ’ .
The photo is hand-signed C.A. Lindbergh, whose signature has been PSA DNA authenticated.
DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS WE WILL PUSH BACK THESE AWESOME PHOTOS WE HAVE TO SHARE (About 30 Powerboats and 15 Leopards) to the Jan. 2nd. Issue. Of course ; go to their Facebook Page to see about 100 Photos of PowerBoats and One of their Thousands Wildlife Features "Leopards" and SO MANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURES THEY SHARE Consisting of HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PHOTOS; Including Holiday Photos.
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ONCE AGAIN ; THIS PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE" Leopards" WILL BE PUSHED BACK UNTIL January 2nd. 2023; AND ONCE AGAIN GO TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE THEM AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER FEAT NOW.