Dr. David Vaughan CEO & Dir. of Plant-A-Million-Corals; along with Dee & Donna Vaughan Gave a Stirring Lecture about the State of the World's Corals and the Beginning Success their Organization has had with Saving and Growing New Corals. Much Work Still Needs to be Done. (More Below)
"Lucid Dreams" by Nicholas Dussias Marker on Paper
Part 2 of the Tropic Cinema Art Exhibition with ALL Works from the Staff and Managers
Photo by Alyson Crean
The City of Key West Weekly Sections : This Week Features The Lady Conchs and their Softball State Championship. Also this week an Informative Message about Summer Garbage
An Iconic Art Institution Closed (More Below) ; However after a few Getaway Trips; Fran will be back to KW Hanging in a few Galleries.
The Searle Brothers Nursery and RainForest Landscaping Collection
"Fragments" by Bree Anne Buckley KW Beach Glass
"Skull" by Kassandra Burnette Glass, Tile, Shells & hand Dyed Jute on Bull Skull
Two New Exhibitions that Opens 8/15 :"2019 Annual WaterColor "Summer Solstice" & Restoration Project by Craig Grey & Jon McIntosh's "Palm Tree Pencil" + WLRN Live Broadcast with Audience Welcomed "Fight to Save S. Fla. Marine Life"
Pt. 4 of 5 "Mango Madness" 2019 TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition Featuring 121 Works of Art on ALL 3 Floors. ALTHOUGH This Exhibition Closed a Few Weeks Ago ; Our Promise to show ALL 121 Works continues. We have 1 more Issue (Next One) to finish showing all; as usual what a Brilliant Exhibition; Thanks for Sharing Local Artists. Also in this Issue The Tally is in from the Public on the Winners from the 2019 Mango Madness (Of Course ALL Member's Works are Winners). ALSO Two New Exhibitions Opens 8/15 + Live (Audience Welcomed) for the WLRN Broadcast 8/22 1pm "The Fight to Save S. Fla. Marine Life" (More Below in a few Sections)
Part 2 of 2 : Nance Frank Owns the Largest Private Gallery "Gallery on Greene" in Key West. We Feature the 2nd Floor in this Issue.
"Book End Series" by J. Scott Nicol
Part 3 : EFFUSION GALLERY 701 Duval. This is a Very Cool 2 &1/2 Story Gallery; with the Top Floor of Special Interest for our Local Creative Artists (More Below). Current Exhibition :"On the Wall, Off the Wall Artist's Exhibition" + Info. about their Women Only WomenFest Exhibition / Party Event.
Pt 3 : The Long Island Black Artists Association's (LIBAA) Current Exhibition and The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends has it. Due to Space Constraints on My Final Edit of this Issue ; I'm pushing back Pt. 3 of this Feature for the next Issue. Thanks again Maxine & the LIBAA for sharing these awesome Images with our Readers.
Pt. 2 Artist Olga Manosalvas Exhibition / Reception "The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas" at Custom House ; Exhibition Runs Through 9/30 (More Below)
MOTE Reports Record High Number of Sea Turtle Nesting Spots (More in their Weekly Section)
Pt 4. "Wish You Were Here Postcards from Paradise" Continues in this Issue ; Although the Exhibition Just Closed.
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos
The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have the Updated COMPLETE Schedule of Events / Concerts up to March 2020
Part 3 : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM . I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1921 - Now.
"True Blue" by Adam Scott Rote 25 X 25 Limited Edition on Canvas. By Popular Demand Adam Scott Rote (Artist to the Stars) will be back in town at The Key West Gallery Aug 16-18. ( More Below)
Updated "Mall on Duval" Information
Pt. 1 A Tour of the Wyland Gallery in Key West Featuring a Visit from Year Round Hanging Artist David Miller
The TDC ( Tourist Development Council) sent over their On-Line August "Keys Traveler" and other Update to their August Website (More Below)
1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket
Prototype Automobiles Pt. 1 of 3 in the Next Issue
Willie Drye the Next KWAHS Distinguished Speaker at Custom House 9/26 6pm + a Feature on his Revised Edition (More Below)
Marathon Yacht Club Regatta (More Below)
Anna Sweet Galleries 25% OFF Summer Sale + Her New Project with Local SurfBoard Mfg. Matt Atkinson
7th. Annual Tropic Cinema 72 Hour Film Challenge Kick-Off August 22, 2019 & Screenings 9/17 & 18 (More Below)
Not to Be Confused with the Event Directly Above Although The Tropic Cinema is one of the Premium Event Venues for the Key West Film Festival. WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov.20-24 (More Below)
Our Weekly MCSO & City of KW Features. Above Celebrating the Annual National Night Out : Police - Community Partnership are MCSO Sheriff Rick Ramsay and KWPD Chief Sean Brandenburg (More Below)
Photo by Carol Tedesco
The Key West Art and Historical Society Presents FREE Historic Marker Tours (More Below)
Pt.1 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Perhaps this will help cool you down
I have had in Past Summer Hiatus Issues Shorter & Somewhat Abbreviated Issues. This Summer was Different & Great With Me.
Key West & the Entire Keys Chain of Islands as I've said from my First Year Here ; really does not have an OFF Season. So All Summer I continued receiving IMPORTANT Event Info. and Materials from Our Contributing Associate Editors (The "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends).
Here is the Fourth Special Summer Edition Issue. I'm sending it out a few days prior to 8/19 Due to Many Events this Weekend.
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In This Issue : The 4th. Special Summer Edition Issue: August 19, 2019.
This Week : Pt. 1 of Our Latest Visit to the Key West Art Center & Saying Hi to new Gallery Director Deborah J. Moore, Our Weekly City of KW and MCSO Features, Pt. 2 of 2 A Brief Visit with Nance Frank and Just a few of the works currently hanging at her Gallery on Greene, , Dr. David Vaughan's "Plant-A-Million-Corals, 2019 KWFF Nov. 20-24 + All Access VIP Passes on Sale Now, Pt. 2 of 2 The Current Art Exhibition at The Trop Featuring Art from Staff and Managers, Pt. 4 of 5 from the 2019 Mango Madness ( Closed a Little while ago) ; We are still showing ALL 121 pieces + TSKW Sent over the List of Public Votes to the Top 5 Works (Shown In This Issue); Of Course ALL the Great Artists Showing were ALL Winners Thanks for sharing, Pt. 3 Effusion Gallery's First Exhibition "On the Wall, Off the Wall Local Artist's Summer Exhibition", 23rd Annual Kids Day 8/17 at HOB, Youth Fest Sept 5 at Sigsbee Park, MCSO Animal Farm Next Two Opens 9/8 & 22, Pt. 1 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, FKSPCA event Sat. 8/17 "Clear the Shelters",
Update Wyland Gallery Schedule of Visiting Artists, Pt. 2 of 3 "The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas at The Custom House ( Olga will also be doing Simultaneously an Exhibition at Karen Wray's "Collections" Gallery Recpt.8/17&18), WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , An Extensive List of Galleries, MOTE Reports on Large Numbers of Sea Turtle Nestings, Pt. 4 of 4 " Wish you Were Here Postcards from Paradise" at Custom House, Updated "Mall on Duval" Info., Combined Once a Year Mixer from KWBG & Key West Chamber at Royal Furniture 8/29 + WomenFest Kick Off at Marriott Beachside 9/4, Key West Theater Schedule up to 3/2020, Women's Equality Day Aug. 26,
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Pt. 3 Gold Coast Cruisers Classic Car Show, KWPD & MCSO & The Community Celebrate "National Night Out" Pics & Info. sent by Sue Harrison (aka Maru), WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM , Adam Scott Rote Next Appearance at the Key West Gallery August 16-18, Key West Playbills from Roberta DePiero and Peter Arnow : One of the best ways to Reach Disposable Income / Active Demographics, Island House Videos, United Way of the Florida Keys "Stuff the Bus", Pt. 1 Tour of Wyland Gallery and inc. David Miller On-Line Exhibition (Companion to his Recent Visit at Wyland), BrewFest 8/29-9/2, WomenFest 9/4-8, Willie Dryer next Distinguished Speaker at Custom House 9/26 + In this Issue a Feature on his Popular "Storm of the Century : The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (Revised Edition) : (In This Edition the Rescue Train Gets back with All Aboard Safe) PERHAPS in a Parallel World.
In This Issue August 19, 2019 Continued : The Gardens Hotel Cabaret Schedule, WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG , Marathon Yacht Regatta
, Anna Sweet 25% Off Summer Sale & Photos of her work with local SurfBoard Mfg. Matt Atkinson ( Next Issue Anna will Feature a few of her Hanging Artists), 7th. Annual Tropic Cinema "72 Hr. Film Challenge", KWAHS FREE Historic Marker Tours, The Royal Campaign of Fantasy Fest Kick Off 8/23 at SouthernMost House, WWW.FKCC.EDU
, Tropic Cinema and KWAHS Next "Art as History : History as Art" (8/31, 9/10, & 9/24), 2019 / 2020 Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW Schedule, Summer Reading from Ben Harrison "Sailing Down the Mountain", Effusion Gallery and Mangoes Restaurant "Brushes and Booze" (Women Only) for WomenFest 9/7, Alexander's Guest House "WomenFest Welcome Party" 9/4, The Searle Brothers Nursery and RainForest Landscaping Collection,
, "Misha in the Morning" at The Gardens Resort / Hotel + Their Cabaret Schedule (Sunday Jazz on Summer Hiatus), Waterfront Playhouse Schedule, KW Public Library Presents "Teen Short Story Workshop", Past Blast Issue Links, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens "Native Plant Sale" Sat. 8/17 + Volunteers are Needed Year Round, Q-Magazine, Tennessee Williams Key West Museum Exhibit, WomanKind BraZaar Material (Inc. Tickets & Submission Instructions) for the 10/17 Gig at The Key West Theater, "Preserve Island Life", Reef Relief-MOTE, Florida Health Monroe Co., TSKW Annual "Summer Solstice" WaterColor Art Exhibition from many Local Artists + an Exhibition by the Collaboration of Jon McIntosh & Craig Gray for the Restoration "Palm Tree Pencil" + Live Broadcast with Audience at TSKW from WLRN "Fight to Save South Florida Marine Life 8/22 1pm ( Seated by 12:40p), & Much More. Thanks for Reading Ed & the Contributing Associate Editors ("Friends").
Adam is chatting with friends / followers and Gallery Owner Kellie. A Fascinating Discussion on the Marketability of the Science Fiction Movie / Art Genre. "It Can be very Profitable as long as it's done the right way" Adam Scott Rote has perfected it.
Very excited to share the progress with the #STEM program at the Florida Sea Base in Summerland Key. Here the Boy Scouts of America are showcasing coral restoration while visiting the waterfront facility. Today, I got to work with the staff and interns performing micro fragmentation techniques to prepare corals for the tanks. We began a few months ago building the facility and have come so far. With these new corals, and knowledge, the team here can teach the campers at this facility about coral restoration with hands on experiences. Programs like the one at the site, and partnerships with amazing groups like the Boy Scouts of America are how we will be able to turn the tide of our oceans.
Dr. Vaughan -Dee and Donna Vaughan All Appeared A Few Weeks Ago speaking about their amazing success stories with Of Course Much to Do in the Future.
During a festival "crafted" for Labor Day weekend, attendees can sample nearly 200 beers and ales while also discovering the flavors of the continental United States' southernmost city. The 10th annual Key West BrewFest is set for Thursday through Monday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, highlighted by a lavish oceanside tasting festival.
ALSO Please go to the Feature we have for the TDC (Tourist Development Council) toward the end of this Issue to also get the link to the TDC Monthly On-Line "Keys Traveler" ALSO go to their website WWW.KEYS-FLA.COM
"Apples, Oranges, & Cucumber" by Jane Nielsen Mixed Media
"Ran" by Marge Holtz Fiber Quilt
More of the Tropic Cinema's Art Gallery Exhibition from the Staff and Managers; Up Shortly
LET'S STAY HERE FOR ANOTHER FEATURE FROM THE TROPIC CINEMA August 22, 2019
The Tropic Cinema is kicking off its 7th annual 72-Hour Film Challenge on August 22! Get your cast and crew together and join the fun!
If you love movies, if you've always dreamed of being a filmmaker, and if you want to stay up for three days straight creating a cinematic masterpiece, now's your chance! The kickoff will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22; filmmakers will learn the lines, props and other themes that are required. From there, it's go time. You'll have 72 hours to turn in your finished film, and then you can sit back, relax and wait to see your work on the big screen!
To make sure everyone gets a chance to catch the finished products, we'll be screening them at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18. So whether you're a filmmaker, a leading man, a starring actress or just a fan, be sure to join us for a great night at the movies!
Larry, Jeff Searle, & Candy come into town a few Times a Year providing Exceptional Stock at Excellent Prices. Their Next Sale will part of a Group Sale that the Key West Garden Club will be Holding at West Fort Martello Gardens in November. The next Searle Brothers Annual Stand Alone Exhibition and Sale will be February 2020 . As we Get Closer to both dates; we'll provide more details.
Before we Continue with Part 4 of 5 ; Our Extensive Coverage of the 121 Works from the 2019 Mango Madness. TSKW sent out the Public OFFICIAL VOTES from the Exhibition
3rd PlaceMango B in the Mango Tree by Arlene Brush (Acrylic); Did you eat my Mango? by Cricket Desmarais (Mixed Media Encaustic); The Skeleton by John Martini (Polychrome Steel)
2nd Place Our Bicycle Town by Karen Beauprie WaterColor
1st PlaceOh, Sweet Mango by Sudee (Mixed media on wood panel)
All Prizes were awarded by Key West Fine Art Printing
We Now Continue Showing ALL the Entries
"Easter Sunrise : White Street Pier" by Jane Grannis Raku
"Frozen Fruit" by Katlin Spain Oil on Canvas
"Plumbago in Paradise" by Bill Klipp Photo on Printed Canvas
"Blessings" by Mary Kay Clapp Oil
"Lavida De Cayo Hueso" by Lori Kjos Acrylic, Crayon, & Fabric
More Mango Madness Up Shortly in This Issue
Click Link 8/15 to see the two Summer Exhibitions that Opens on August 15: "Palm Tree Pencil" by Jon McIntosh with Restoration by Craig Grey & "The Summer Solstice WaterColor Exhibition" from Susan Sugar and the Group of Local Artists. Also go to WWW.TSKW.ORG For Information about the WLRN Live Radio Broadcast at TSKW at 1pm 8/22 ( Audience Seated by 12:40p) "The Fight to Save South Florida Marine Life" (More Below on ALL 3: Of course Also go to WWW.TSKW.ORG )
In mid-June, a group of watercolor enthusiasts met each night at the beach, just before sunset, with paints, brushes and open imaginations. Led by beloved Key West-New York artist Susan Sugar, the students learned new ways of observing the ephemeral shapes and transitory moods of the evening sky. Having originally trained as dancer, Sugar's work is deeply influenced by movement, and her paintings are imbued with a sense of musicality and rhythm. A selection of student watercolors will be shown alongside one of Susan's own in the Sanger Gallery.
The exhibition will feature work by the "Solstice Sisters" Elizabeth Chamberlain, Cricket Desmarais, Natalia Duke, Elizabeth Hanes, Frances Lee Larkin, Kathy Letarte, Colleen McIntyre, Marcy Moyer, Morgan Ridler, Robin Robinson, Susan Seroskie, Emma Starr, and Rita Troxel.
On view to the public is a restoration project of a large-scale wooden sculpture by the beloved community member, Jon McIntosh. "Tosh" was a renowned designer, illustrator, and painter, and beloved member of the island arts community. Tosh was an accomplished sculptor as well, and his 15-foot-tall palm-tree pencil sculpture was one of the standouts of the 2011 Sculpture Key West exhibit at Fort Zachary Taylor.
Working on a mostly volunteer basis, local sculptor Craig Gray will restore the palm-tree pencil sculpture, and plans to bring it back to its original glory over the next few months. Having first met Tosh at The Studios of Key West in 2011, Gray quickly grew close to the fellow sculptor, and considered him a good friend and mentor. The Studios of Key West is pleased to host the first stage of the sculpture's restoration this summer, allowing the public an opportunity to see a part of the process. Materials for the restoration of the sculpture will be purchased by a Special Project Grant from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.
A Few of the Other Artist that Anna has Approved for her Gallery.
This is a wall of Mermaids that Anna's Mother Painted; they are really good..The Wall to the right also has more of her work and Additional Artists
The Next Issue will have Close Ups of Anna's Guest Artists Hanging in her Galleries. This Week's Feature from The Anna Sweet Galleries Continues
Now is the time to make a splash in your home and introduce the magic of the ocean into your interior design. For the month of August I am offering 25% off these one-of-a-kind works of art.
Proud to announce my collaboration with local Key West shaper Matt Atkinson. These boards are hand shaped by Matt and completed by me. This is a project I've had in my mind for years and I'm so proud to finally share it with the world.
A fun filled event that converts the cafetorium into a large indoor playground. Dozens of local businesses and community organizations will offer interactive games, educational displays, and family-oriented merchandise. Geared towards children up to 10 yrs of age. Admissions benefit Wesley House Family Services. Click Link Above for More Info.
Come out and enjoy MWR's annual Youth Fest event in celebration of the Military Child! On Thursday, September 5, from 4 - 7 p.m., join us on the Sigsbee Ball Field to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with the other families of NAS Key West. This event is FREE (except shaved ice) & open to all MWR authorized patrons. Click Link above for more Info and the Activities
Storm of the Century
The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 Revised Edition
Willie Drye will be discussing the new edition of his classic book,
Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
and signing copies on September 26 at the Customs House Museum in Key West. The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has this to say about it: "A scenario similar to the 1935 hurricane is one of my biggest fears as a forecaster today. This is a haunting and very possible scenario in coastal areas that have seen exponential growth since this monster. Willie Drye's book relives that 1935 horror and reminds us how breathtaking and unforgiving paradise can be."
Storm of the Century
is considered the definitive story of what is still the most powerful hurricane to make U.S. landfall. The revised and expanded edition includes new information about the hurricane and the people who were caught in it and a new chapter about Hurricane Irma. The Labor Day hurricane's 200 mph winds and 20-foot storm surge devastated the Upper Keys on September 2, 1935, killing more than 400 people, including about 260 World War I veterans living in beachfront work camps and working on a construction project. Advance tickets for Drye's presentation are recommended, and can be obtained from the
In the Next Issue ; we'll have 12 Iconic Photos/Art from this Really Interesting Gallery Including an Album Cover Signed by The Bee Gees.
Marathon Yacht Club
MYCEF brings Sailing back to the Middle Keys with the Mixer-In-the-Middle Regatta.
Marathon Yacht Club Education Foundation/Middle Keys Sailing held the first regatta in decades for Marathon, Saturday, July 20th on the azure waters off 33rd Street, with a pool party for skippers and crew at The Marathon Yacht Club. Ten knot winds greeted sailors on the flat, warm waters of the Gulf. Early threatening thunderstorms failed to materialize as the sailing went on uninterrupted throughout the afternoon on two overlapping modified Olympic courses. Twenty boats in multiple classes under twenty feet vied for the coveted crown of Sir or Dame Mix-Master, complete with a side mounted ball cap. Sailors came from all corners of Monroe County to participate in this pre-season regatta to benefit youth sailing education. Young and adult alike sailed alongside each other in a series of 5 races. Racing was fast and furious, with different classes mixing it up on the water. Tricky currents, wind shifts, and a difficult racecourse challenged sailors' skills to the end, with many races decided within a few seconds.
"Thank you to our generous sponsors, coaches, parents, volunteers and skippers for making this event such a huge success," said Betsy Lefler, MYCEF Chair. "Congratulations to the winners, and let's do this again."2019 Mixer in the Middle Regatta Results by Class: O'Pen Bic, Jack Shepard (1st), Sage Russell (2nd).
This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting. Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features. Due to Summer Hiatus I've not been putting the Thumbnail Photos of their new Featured Articles
"WISH YOU WERE HERE POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE" Exhibition. Although it Just Closed a Few Days Ago; We'll still show you some Awesome Postcards.
"Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Paradise" ran through August 11. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, or email her at email@example.com, or visit kwahs.org. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.
The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST)
The Special Summer Edition #5 will have some new works from Mark Yeoman One of the Local Places Mark Hangs is at Mangia-Mangia. We did a Feature a few months ago ; and will do one more in the Next Few Issues
During the heat of summer, smelly garbage bins can be a neighborhood nuisance. Here are some tips to help keep the island smelling fresh.
Residents and businesses in Key West can call Waste Management, 305-296-8297, to swap out a dirty cart for a clean cart once a year at no charge. Additional exchanges are $30. In addition, the City's Solid Waste Coordinator Dee Dee Green has some of the following tips:
Keep the lid closed. If you have too much garbage for one cart, consider buying an extra garbage can with a lid at local department store or placing extra garbage in a black plastic bag that is tied shut. Pickup quantities are unlimited as long as the trash is in a cart, can or heavy-duty plastic bag.
No loose garbage should be in the cart. Use a paper, plastic or reuse old product contain garbage. Tie up before placing in your garbage cart.
Double bag wet and smelly stuff. If cleaning fish, consider placing fish waste in freezer until garbage day.Wash garbage and recycle carts with hot water and vinegar. Please do this in the grass or yard when possible.
Wash garbage and recycle carts with hot water and vinegar. Please do this in the grass or yard when possible.
Add baking soda to bottom of cart after each pickup.
If the once-a-week pickup is not working for your household, and second weekly garbage pickup can be arranged by calling Waste Management for $20 a month.
As a reminder, City Code allows residents to place all solid waste containers at the curb, not blocking the sidewalk, after 4:00 pm the day before pickup service and the containers must be brought back onto your property by 8:00pm the day of service.
Photo by Alyson Crean
The Key West City Commission this week lauded the Key West Lady Conchs 8U and 14U Travel Softball Teams as they finished a remarkable 2019 season by each winning the State Championship for their division during the USSSA South Florida State Softball Tournament in June.
The 8U team captured the state title by going undefeated in the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record. The 14U team went 6-1, including five straight shutout victories in bringing their state title home to Key West.
"These young athletes illustrate what a team can accomplish together with hard work, dedication and self-confidence," reads the proclamation setting aside a day in honor of the teams. "It is with great pride that we congratulate and applaud the 8U champions: Summer Bailey, Charley Bracher, Liana Brown, Kaleaya Dickerson, Jaelyn Estevez, Campbell Fischer, Arianna Garcia, Carlie Hamlin, Lucy Katz, Chloe Kongos, A'Aliyah Mcleod, Gabriella Pichardo and Evaline Zanetti and the 14U champions: Emily Bracher, Cheyenne Carr, Ty Marie Cervantes, Isabella Franco, Ku'uleilani Haia, Scarlet Niles, Madelyn Perusse, Caroline Smith, Montunique Van Staden, Sophia Wardlow and Trecia Whetstone."
City Attorney Shawn Smith, a long-time coach of the league, noted "it is truly remarkable that the youngest set of athletes and the oldest set of athletes in our league are bringing home championships."
He commended the hard work of the young women as well as the amazing support of the parents and sponsors.
Following the accolades in the commission chambers, the teams boarded Conch Trains for a victory parade around the island.
Held on Glen Cove Long Island New York at Morgan Park. I took over 1001 Photos and will use about 800 Spread Out Over a Few Issues (Well Many Issues). If any of the readers would like me to send them the entire 800 Photos in a 3 or 4MB Size Format each Photo ; will be glad to do so..Simply send me a Request to EK10@AOL.COM ( No Charge of Course)
A Few More Automobiles from 1921-Now from the Gold Coast Cruisers at the Morgan Park in Glen Cove LI Up Shortly; and then Many additional Classic Car Photos in the Next Issue; and the Next Issue After , and Next After That....PLUS in the Next Issue We Start a 3 week Feature on Concept / Prototype Cars ( I do believe Even If you HATE Cars and I'm Sure this Island has Many) ; You will still enjoy the Styles and Art Like Quality of these many one of Kind Prototype / Concept Cars.
The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : Although the Exhibition Just Came Down; as Promised The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends will SHOW ALL 121 Pieces. The Special Summer Edition Issue #5 ( probably going out first week in September) will have the remaining 20 works
"Green Heron" by Rita Troxel WaterColor
"Taking Flight" by Jackie Sanchez Welded Steel
"Mango Sunrise" by Nancy Henning Oil
"Blue Heaven" by Blucy Stevens Acrylic , Oil, & Pastel
"Mango/Uke" by Pam Hobbs Enamel on Wood Ukulele
More Up Shortly; and then once again the remaining 20 Works will be in the Next Issue
Thanks Jay , Barbara, Wyland and the Entire Crew at Wyland Gallery of Key West for the Year Round Features. To see the past few Issue Links with many additional Photos of Wyland's Last Few Visits ; Click
Here is David Miller Stopping in Two Weekend Ago Holding Painting Demonstrations. David will be back Aug. 23-25
Below is one of the Walls where Steve Harlan show Off His Work Year Round. We are working with Jay and Steve to Show many of his works in Upcoming Issues...Of Course Visit the Gallery to be Blown Away with the Vibrant Colors and Depth of His Works.
One of the Many Walls from Wyland
Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently. A few weeks ago Michael Cheval made one of his Frequent Visits; You MUST SEE His Art ( Hanging Year Round) ; One Below: The Wyland Gallery Has about 25 Works from Him
Adam Scott Rote "The Artist to the Stars" Makes Frequent Visits. He was in town a Few Weekends to meet some of his Fans/ Collectors (Signing some pieces Just Sold); & to unveil a few new Pieces; as well as make arrangements for his August 16-18 Exhibition at The Key West Gallery. Here are just a few.
"Alice in Wonderland : White Queen" Acrylic on Canvas 20 X 26
"Scarface" Original with Signature
"Charlotte Sometimes" Mixed Media on Canvas 22 X 30 and 50 X 37
"End of the Line in KW" Limited Edition in Key West 37 X 51
In Monroe County, 54% of families with children cannot afford life's basic necessities. Many of these children begin the school year without school supplies such as pencils, backpacks, books, and other items they need to succeed in school. United Way of the Florida Keys' Stuff the Bus program provides school supplies for these children, ensuring they have the tools to excel this academic year.
Working closely with the Monroe County School District, each school uses the funds raised to purchase exactly the items their students need. Every dollar collected for Stuff the Bus goes directly toward purchasing supplies. Donations to Stuff the Bus are being accepted through August 31.
I have attached the complete release in .pdf format, for your convenience, as well as inserted it below. Please feel free to contact me if you need higher resolution versions of any photos in the release. Also attached is a Stuff the Bus flier that can be printed and posted or shared electronically, as desired.
Thank you for helping us support Monroe County students!
TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE DONATE PAGE HIT THE RED DONATE
"Movie Time" by Marcel Suarez Chalon Marker on Paper
"Internal Reflections" by Deanc Miller (Volunteer Co-Ordinator) Photograph
"External Reflections by Deanc Miller (Volunteer Co-Ordinator)
"Reflections" by Liz Acar Photograph
"Enjoying the Moment" by Liz Acar Photograph
Sorry for the quality of this photo below; the lighting and placement along with the Glass; made for a very Tough shot. However this Film from The Key West Film Society Looks Interesting. I wonder what's it about?
"AMAZING PHOTOS" LINKS
Here are the Links to the First 6 Parts : Part 1 ; April 1st. Issue Link
The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale. Was Showing ALL 121 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors. The Exhibition is Over but we're Completing a 5 Week/Part Feature Showing ALL 121 Works.
"Island Dancers" by Bucky Montgomery PrismaColor
"Carnal Enso" by Victoria Reynolds Mixed Media on Wood
"Lets All Just Get Along" by Kerry Hoeppner Palm Fronds & Coconuts
"Mango Ole" by Haley Herriott WaterColor Editor's Note : Haley you Always Make Me Smile. You are so Happy and Positive; and your Volunteering at Many Organizations is Exemplary. Thanks for being a Friend
"The Ripening" by Garth Holtkamp Acrylic
"Angel with a Broken Wing" by Jeane LaRance Digital Image Transfer to Metal
"3 Amangoes are Hangin at the Beach" by Richard McCausland Oil on Canvas
"Mango Madness" by Larry Myers Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
Wow; we still have 20 Images Left to Show and that will be in our Special Summer Edition Issue#5. Thanks to All the Local Artists for sharing their work with the Readers In the last 4 Issues.
More Olga in the Special Summer Edition Issue#5 ; Probably Published the First or Second Week of September; and Once again Karen Wray is about to start an Olga Manosalvas Exhibition at "Collections Gallery"
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks
CDD- CENTRAL DUVAL DISTRICT500 Block to the 700 Block of Duval St Key West, FL 33040
CDD is a Business League currently comprised of businesses from the 500 600 & 700 blocks of Duval Street who are responsible for the marketing of Mall on Duval
DOGS ON DUVAL THIS WEEKEND. ALL 3 NIGHTS. Mall on Duval Pedestrian Mall
DOGS ON DUVAL
This weekend Mall on Duval becomes... DOGS ON DUVAL. Bring your favorite, well-behaved, leashed canine to Duval Street this Friday, Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 2PM and Midnight. Meet other dogs and other dog owners.
Mall on Duval is Key West's favorite pedestrian mall.
This weekend it is Mall on Duval Limited Edition (Mall on Duval LE). That means only one block will be closed to vehicular traffic per night. Friday Aug 16 500 Block 2PM to Midnight, Saturday Aug 17 600 Block 2PM to Midnight, Sunday Aug 18 700 Block 2PM to Midnight, Dogs on Duval. Hope to see you and Fido (and Fida) there! This weekend only, all 3 nights!
We now Continue with David Miller's Visit to Wyland Gallery a Few weeks Ago. Once again his next Visit is Aug.23-25 and then Again Oct. 10-13
Thanks David See you in Two Weeks.
I'm Making Arrangements with Jay to Show in the Next Issue the Art of Steve Harlan; Absolutely Brilliant Art ( Must See in Person)
216-402-4061 KWNOWINFO@GMAIL.COM NOW is the largest organization of feminist grass-roots activists in the US. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Since its founding 1966, NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism, to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
Key West NOW meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Shanna Key and we welcome your presence.
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15. 526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381. Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.
WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. DanceKW@Gmail.com Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman
One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St.. Contact Vinos and Dance Key West for the upcoming Events
The Key West Library is offering a free 8-week short-story writing workshop for teens every Saturday starting August 10th through September 28th. The official start time is 2 pm, however, we encourage you to come earlier if you'd like to further hone your skills with other like-minded teens. At the end of the workshop, all of the short stories will be published in our anthology "Conch-Styles". For more information, call the library at 305-292-3595 or visit our website at keyslibraries.org. This event is free and open to the public.
The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines featuring Everglades tomatoes for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Everglades tomatoes have been recently propagated by nursery volunteers as well as 161 species of plants bringing the inventory to more than 1,500 plants which attract butterflies and birds Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount. All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
PLUS VOLUNTEERS WELCOMED
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island is seeking volunteers to help with the Nursery, Garden and general office help. No experience necessary and training is provided.Volunteer hours apply toward Community Service for students, City, County & State Programs. For more information contact the Garden office at (305) 296-1504, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to https://www.keywest.garden/become-a-volunteer/ to sign up.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida. For information about visiting the Garden, please visit www.keywest.garden or call 305.296.1504.
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Womankind Big Top Bash fundraiser seeks artist amBRAsaddors to make decorated bras for annual BraZaar auction
Are you a glue-gun guru or an artist with a knack for fashion? Step right up and be part of the greatest show on earth by submitting your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bra to help support Womankind with their upcoming "Big Top Bash" BraZaar, an annual fundraiser that benefits Keys women and the people who love them with affordable healthcare at the nonprofit medical center. This year's high-flying fundraiser with a Big Top motif set to parade down the three-ringed catwalk Thursday, October 17 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theater featuring apre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, a dazzling ringmaster of ceremonies, circus-style performances, games played by unsuspecting guests, spectacular surprises, hilarious booby prizes, and an online silent auction of additional decorated bra designs that opens for bidding Friday, October 11. Artists' designs will be blind juried, with accepted submissions entered in the event's live and silent auctions. Artists whose designs are selected for the live auction will receive fa complimentary event ticket to watch their bra be modeled down the 16-foot runway. The bra with the highest live auction bid and the audience favorite chosen through "voting with dollars" will win fabulous "Breast in Show" and "Most Mammarable" prizes.
Since its inception in 2007, artists' participation has helped the event net over $120,000 to help provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 1st. Download your application now at WomankindKeyWest.com/brazaar, get started on your design, and know that your participation helps raise awareness of breast health while raising money to help Womankind advance its mission to provide breast cancer screenings and exams to local women. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seatingand can be purchased at thekeywesttheater.com starting August 15. For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist's bra, contact Mel at MGortarez@Womankindkeywest.org or call Womankind at 305-294-4004.
Peter@Keywestplaybills.com Peter Arnow 305-923-9645
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To be seen in any of the 2019-20 Cultural Arts Publications
September 20 for the Headdress Ball 2019 Program, October 1 for Marathon Community Theatre and Studios of Key West, October 18 for Red Barn Theatre, Key West Theater, Fringe Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse and South Florida Symphony, November 1for Tennessee Williams Theatre and Truman Foundation, November 15 for Impromptu Concerts, Anne McKee Art Auction Program, February 15 for Key West Songwriter's Festival, May 1 for PrideFest Key West 2020, Mystery Fest Key West, Key West Summer Stage 2020, May 15 for Key West International Guitar Festival, June 1 for Tropical Heat 2020, July 1 for WomenFest 2020
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August 11th - Local Spotlight: Nick Norman in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm, August 17th -Havana Nights-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, August 18th-Stephen Kellogg & Tyrone Wells - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, August 24th - Comedy Key West: The Summer Series - Show 8pm/ Doors 7pm,August 25th - Those People in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm, August 25th - The Artimus Pyle Band Honoring the Music of Ronnie Van Zant's Lynyrd Synyrd - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, September 1st - Bill Blue & The Tim Carter Band: Guitars and Banjos - Show 7:30pm/Doors 6:30pm, September 13th - Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, September 15th - Amy Grant - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, September 29th - Those People in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm, September 29th - An Evening with Coffee Butler & Friends - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, October 3rd-Anders Osborne: Solo-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, October 5th - Chris Duarte - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,October 13th - Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty "Damn the Torpedoes" - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,October 17th - Womankind's BraZaar: Live Auction Fundraiser - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm, October 20th - Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, October 28th -The Allman Betts Band at Sunset Green Event Lawn - Show 7pm/Doors 5:30pm, November 2nd - Key West Wonderful Night of Blues - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, November 8th - Justin Hayward - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,November 13th - Wizards of Winter - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, November 23rd -World Guitar Rock N' Roll Festival: Tribute to Queen & AC/DC- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, December 1st - Max Weinberg's Jukebox - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, December 5th - Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, December 7th - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,December 11th - A Peter White Christmas feat. Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, December 15th - Bret Michaels - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Sinbad - January 14th - Shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm, Tommy Castro - January 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Tommy Emmanuel - February 15th & 16th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Judy Collins - February 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,February 22nd - Tom Papa - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm, February 25th - John Lodge - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,February 27th - Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, February 29th - Firefall - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, March 1st - John Tesh - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, March 16th & 17th -Get The Led Out- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm
JUST ANNOUNCED RamsHead Productions Temptations April 5, 2020
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks
WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Website & Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as the TRAVELER Link to Bring the August Materials RIGHT NOW to You
MOTE'S Beach Condition Reporting System Expands to the Florida's East Coast
The Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) provides daily updates on waves, currents, water and air temperature, algae and multiple other conditions at 38 beaches, including Lake Worth and 37 Gulf Coast beaches in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle. Each beach is monitored by trained volunteers including lifeguards, park rangers and others coordinated by Mote. Much Additional Info. is in the E-Mail Campaign that this Feature is in ; Click
Up Next a Listing of Many of the Art Galleries in Key West but First
Key West Art & Historical Society Invites Public to Experience Free Key West Historic Marker Tours
Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and tourists to experience a multi-platform, self-guided, and free tour program of Key West's historic sites designed to highlight the island's unique multi-cultural history and heritage through the Key West Historic Marker Tours website and phone app.
Originally designed and launched by Bruce Neff under the auspices of Key West Historic Markers Inc., the program merged with Key West Art & Historical Society in 2018 and consists of three primary elements: a map of cultural and museum attractions featuring 121 historic location markers that pay tribute to Key West's colorful past, phone apps that act as a personal museum docent to support those taking the self-led walking tours, and a comprehensive website at KWHMT.org that provides a virtual tour of Key West, historic background and community information, digital collections of local postcards and cigar box art, and links to Google maps.
Key West has one of the largest historic districts with the densest amassing of historic frame vernacular buildings in the country. The island's history encompasses unique architecture, Civil War forts, famous authors' homes, connection to wars and revolutions, once-thriving turtle and sponging industries, sunken treasure galleons, slave ships, Flagler's railroad, boom and bust economies, and much more.
To plan your own tour, visit the Key West Historic Marker Tour website at KWHMT.org, download the free Key West Historic Marker Tour phone app at keywest.oncell.com, or call 305-507-0300 for a free Key West "Voices of History" phone tour. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112.
Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE ART VENUES IN KEY WEST. The Below Galleries & Museums are the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends : Frequent Associate Contributing Editors