Elevated Home close to Key West


For sale in Big Coppitt Key
$549,000




Large Corner Lot
mature trees
1200sf one level
Sunset views over the water
covered parking for 4 cars
close to everything
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms
surounded by privacy trees
Around the corner from boat ramp


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends January 4, 2021

 

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
JANUARY 4, 2021

We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent a Feature in this Issue). Above Adam Scott Rote was in Town Last Week at The Key West Gallery , then from the Soprafina Gallery in Boston : Frank sent us Info. on his January Exhibitions Featuring Eva Navarro and Rose Umerlik Above from Eva "Rainbow Umbrella" Acrylic on Linen : 2011 46 X 35 $6000.

This Week in the January 4, 2021 Issue : Pt.4 of "Art Wherever You Are" from WWW.TSKW.ORG The Studios of Key West (Below Mary Jean Connors : "Let There Be Sunrise" (Smathers Beach). Oil. 21" x 17″ $425 AND Nicholas Bergery. "Mango Mandala". Photography, digital fine art archival print, plexiglass mounted on disband. 30 x 30″ $1800. Even Though the Exhibition Just Came Down; Our Magazine still has about 30 works we have not shown Yet. Also in this Issue : Pt. 3 Funny Photos with Posing, "Popular You-Tube Provider "World Review" Presents "TOP GUN THEN AND NOW", Zazoo Presents Charles Schulz & His Peanuts Gang", Monroe County's Roman Gastesi Looks Back on 2020 a Year in Review, The Key West Art Center & Gallery has 3 Artists in January Presenting Painting Classes : Lothar Speer-Karen Beauprie & Priscilla Coote. Pt. 3 WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGH THE DECADES" FROM Editor Jacob Shelton (Below Frank Sintara & His Rat Pack), The City of Key West and Monroe County Weekly Features, Livingston Taylor Plays TSKW Jan. 13 at 8PM,
Gifts from Sarah and Mark (Shade Ceremics & Shutter Photography) with Ease of going into their Boutique Size Gallery on Upper White St. as well as On-Line Curbside PU, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM
(Hundreds of Great Titles Many from Local Authors Available On-Line or Hard Copy), The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. GingerBread Square Art Gallery / Adele Sent Us the 2021 Schedule of Visiting Artists, Daashia Cochran-GianCarlo Espinosa-Skipper Kripitz-Ellen Cherry-Alaen Ledesma Fernandez & Larry Baeder. Of Course ; Many Additional Features noted in the Second Batch of Photographs.

The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this January 4th. 2021 Issue : FKSPCA Presents Animals in the Lower Keys for Adoption (Cat Below is Oregano), Two Features Pushed Back to Jan. 11 are 10 Priscilla Coote Paintings & The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" Still Photos and Video Link. Also in this Issue : from From the Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Perfect Life" We start Pt. 3 of "40 Most Powerful and Rare Historic Photos Vol. 29", We'll Visit ALL The Key West Art & Historical Society's (KWBGS) Buildings : WWW.KWAHS.ORG , Zazoo Iconic Photograps / Memorabilia & Fine Art has Rolling Stones-The Beatles-Bruce Springsteen-John Lennon-Marilyn Monroe-Peanuts-Oriolo-The Who, Batman & Hundreds More, WWW.KWLS.ORG
(Old Town Literary Walking Tours), WWW.MOTE.ORG Presents On-Line Special Lecture Series, BVMPKW (Bahama Village Program of Key West "HeART Strings" (Local Artists Painting on Cellos and Guitars) to Benefit the BVMPKW, This Issue Features in our Weekly "Photographic Journey Around the World" : Lofton Group of Islands in Norland Norway. The January TSKW "Two Palms" Performers : Stephen Hannock 1/6-Jessica Hecht 1/13-& Annie Goldin 1/20. Also WWW.TSKW.ORG has Many On-Line and In Person Classes,
Our Weekly Photographic Journeys around Key West and Stock Island by Roberta DePiero, MOTE On-Line Lecture Series, The Rarely Seen "Red Legged Thrush" is Still Visiting The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, One of our Medical Saviors Dr. John "Jack" Norris: As Usual Bringing Us the Latest Covid-19 Info., Mandy Miles & Other Great Writers with The Weekly Publications, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM, & Konk Life, GingerBread Square Art Gallery / Adele Sent Us the 2021 Schedule of Visiting Artists, The Truman WaterFront Farmers Market, The Updated Schedule for the Cabaret d'vine and the Gardens Hotel, The Key West Wildlife Center , and Many Additional Features in This Janaury 4th. 2021 Issue. Thanks for Reading and Happy New Year from ALL The Associate / Executive Contributing Editors. Ed Krane
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ABOVE : STEPHEN HANNOCK 1/6/21
JESSICA HECHT 1/13/2021
ANNIE GOLDEN 1/20/2021

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
January 4, 2021, going out to 7812 Weekly.


The Weekly "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" Feature has Grown Large in Order to keep you Well Informed from
The City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, Key West Recovers, & Other Very Important Local & National Organizations. This Info. will now APPEAR Every Week as a PART 2 LINK at the Very End of Each Part 1 Issue. Much of the Material could be weeks/months old..but is Valuable Reference Material.
ALSO IN PART 2 : Extensive Listings of Many Websites from Local Organizations that have Contributed Features the Last 8 Years + Most of the Art Gallery Websites + Many Local Entertainment Videos + Classic Music Videos. EDITOR'S NOTE : At the Very Bottom of this Issue are 2 Larger Articles 1) From CDC 10/22: Covid-19 Exposure & CDC Updated Suggestions.
2) 12/5 Potential Way of Distributing and Tracking the Vaccines. Although the Articles are weeks old; the Info. provided is very valuable
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WE ALWAYS START OUR ISSUES OFF WITH EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION and Updates from The City, The County, MCSO, KWPD, & OCI (One Clean Island), Key West Recovers & Others

KEY WEST EDITOR OF THE KEY WEST WEEKLY MANDY MILES
Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417

Jason & Kate Kohler Owners of The Weekly WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM 305-743-0844 Jason@Keysweekly.com
Guy DeBoer Sailor Extraordinaire and Owner & Editor of the Konk Publications WWW.KONKLIFE.COM 305-296-1630 Info@Konklife.com
Nadine Orr Grossman Wears Many Hats ; and she and staff (Lindsey-Trevor-and many additional Volunteers & Contributing Companies) for the newley formed KEY WEST RECOVERS has complied many Links /Assistance and Each week growing. Here is just a few PRIMARY / IMPORTANT LINKS that gives a wealth of Information : Nadine Tells Us "Inserted is our resource sheet – it’s a great start for Free & Low Cost resources. Visit KeysHelp.org for the United Way & FKOC’s application for assistance and their Resource guide or the City’s Web Page
info@keyshelp.org for human service needs. nadene@wevegotthekeys.com to reach me –for general and business questions." Additional Info. for . "We've Got the Keys" Further Down in this Issue. Once again please click the Above Links for an amazing amount of of useful Information.
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WWW.AFSP.ORG/KEYWEST Suicide Prevention Information Key West "Out of the Darkness" Contact Commissioner Mayor Lou Hoover
HERE IS A CDC SUICIDE INFORMATION & PREVENTION LINK
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FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH : MONROE COUNTY COVID-19 Call Cnter 24/7 1866-779-6121 and/or E-Mail COVID-19@FLHEALTH.GOV. 3




STEPHANIE LEONE RIVAS OF (OCI) ONE CLEAN ISLAND ; She has done amazing Interviews using questions that she and staff gathers ; as well as making it extremely easy for her readers to send in questions before the interviews.. Stephanie also Posts a Large Amount & Extremely Important Information on her / OCI Facebook Sites.
Stephanie and the Staff Posted a Few Weeks Ago on their Facebook a Look Back at the Last Few Months of Posts-Videos-Tags, Charts and so Much Great Information..Thanks OCI for all the Great Work You Do.
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Below The Mayor's 12/29 Video Message. Here is the Link


and here is a VERY IMPORTANT : CITY OF KEY WEST STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE 2020-20 LINK


BELOW IS THE 2nd to last MAYOR'S VIDEO FROM DEC. 18, 2020

Just a Few Points Mayor Johnston Brings out in her Dec 18 Video :
Catholic Charities 305-292-9720, Sister Season 305-304-9828, Fringe Theatre FREE On-Line Readings for the Next Few Weeks (My Magazine has a Feature on this further down), United Way WWW.KEYSHELP.ORG. Florida Keys Outreach Coalition for the Homeless WWW.FKOC.ORG ,The Completion of Paving on Simonton St., Info. on Covid Vaccinations, Ordinance on Wearing Masks Immediately after Going outside (REGARDLESS OF WHO'S AROUND OR ANY DISTANCE), and Curfew Info. : 10pm on NYE, NY DAY, & Jan. 2nd, + Much More Information. Always Important to watch these brief videos. Thank You Madam Mayor and All the City of KW & Monroe Co. Staffs, KWPD, KWFD, MCSO & All the First Responders, Dr. John "Jack" Norris & All the Health Professionals and All the People that Risk their Lives Keeping Many Businesses Open.

Here is Paul Menta's FB Page for Important Info and Resource Guides; and Info about the Key West First Rum NYE Auction for Samuels House
MCSO Sheriff Rick Ramsay on his Facebook Page Writes as a Caption to the Photo he Inserted "While we look back at 2020, all can say that it was probably the most difficult year ever. Let’s look to 2021 for a better and healthier year. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year with good things on your horizon. Thank you all for your friendship, Rick".
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Adam Scott Rote was in town a few days ago

Editor's Note : Our Magazine being heavily Involved in The Arts and Promoting Local , National, & International Artists & Venues rarely holds back an image.. I will save Two of ASR's works for the very end of this Issue ( after the Covid-19 Informational Articlesatg the Very End of This Issue. I Have inserted Nudes the last 9 years as part of the Greater Body of Works (Most Recently as recent as 3 weeks ago promoting Lothar Speer's "Figure Drawing Classes".The Nudes I also put in the magazine are also Simply Just Part of a well done Concept that the artist had in mind. The Two from Adam Scott Rote I am Inserting at the end does involves 2 Models; so if you are going to find that too stimulating perhaps STOP at the Last Covid Featured Article (WHERE I CAUTION A STOP). By the way Adam and Kellie I'll be reaching out on that Painting.....The Work Inspires Me : The Sensuality, the Colors , The True Passion, the Use of Mixed Dimensions....Ed PS : I heard that Al Pacino Ordered 4 Reprints and Jerry Lweis Purchase 1 Reprint. After ALL Adam Scott Rote is the Artist to the Stars,
The Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short Story Contests are on for 2021! No theme, but must pertain to Williams in some regard; plays, characters, poetry, art, relationships, on and on..., Deadline: Sunday, March 7, 2021, Poetry: No more than 30 lines, Short Story: 1400- 4000 words. $10 entry fee. First place: $400. Second place: $200.  Info will be posted on Key West Art and Historical website, Jan 17. www.kwahs.com

https://www.facebook.com/keywestbotanicalgarden
5210 COLLEGE RD. 305-296-1504
Info@KeyWest.Graden
Secretary@Keywest.Garden
Mmcrae@KeyWest.Garden
Contact : Misha McRAE
              
The Latest from KWBGS and their Visiting rarely Seen Bird in this Region; Still Sightings as of Dec. 31, 2020 Go their Usual Weekly Spot to see more Info.
 
Red Legged Thrush is Popular Attraction at the Key West Tropical Forest
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PART 3 of One of our favorite You-Tube Content Provider "PERFECT LIFE" & "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS (VOL. 29) UNUSUAL PHOTOGRAPHS"
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Info@Fkspca.org
5711 College Rd. KW, Fla., 33040 305-294-4857
Tiffany, Tammy, Anima, Jane and the entire Crew at the FKSPCA WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Send Regards and remind you to check out their ADOPTION area on their website https://fkspca.org/adopt/. They sent over 6 MORE Animals for Adoption Below is "Loki" a 4 Year Male Terrier Mix; there are 5 additional photos of Animals for Adoption in our Magazine ; Up Shortly

533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

PART 4
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
Dec 3-31
The Exhibition just Closed ; HOWEVER ; there are many additional works that were on display that we still have not shown yet. Our January 4th (this Issue) and Jan. 11 Issues will have the rest of the works. I'm sure you can contact TSKW to purchase any of the Art Not Sold Yet.


Support local! 75% of art sales go directly to the artist!
Work can be purchased online, or you can do it the old fashioned way by giving us a call at 305-296-0458.
For additional information on any purchase you make, please read more here.
Looking for a specific artist? Artwork is arranged alphabetically by artist first name.
 
If being mostly housebound over the last year has taught us anything, it’s been new ways of connecting. We’ve explored the world virtually, scheduled screen chats with loved ones, and opened our eyes to old injustices and hidden treasures that were around us all along. Our ties to our neighbors – both across the street and across the globe – have never felt more real, and the physical places where we find ourselves seem to matter more than ever, and not at all. For our winter members’ exhibition, we invite artwork about wherever you are – whether it’s the view from your window, or from your mind’s eye.

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PAGE ON TSKW WEBSITE TO SEE ALL THE WORKS

SOLD
Kathy Buckard, Summer Grasses in Arcadia. Photography on canvas. 36 x 24″. $125
 
Kathy Corey, Tripping the Sandbar, Acrylic. 21.5 x 25.5″. $800
 
Kathy LeTarte. Orchids in My Garden. Oil. 13 x 16″. $275
 
Kay Moak. The Flats. Watercolor. 12 x 10″. $150
 
SOLD
Kerry Hoeppner, Looking Out. Palm frond, coconut. 15 x 9.5″. $75
 
Kim DiDonato-Murrell, Walk on the Wild Side, No. 3. Oil on wood panel. 18 x 18″. $350



MORE : "ART WHEREVER YOU ARE" Winter Member's Exhibition and Sale Up Shortly in this Issue and in the January 11th. Issue
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Part 3

Iconic Photographs Not Suitable For All Viewers
Written by Jacob Shelton

The following photos are some of the most fascinating shots that have ever been taken. Even if you think you’ve seen them before… look closer. Some of these pictures tell mature stories about our nation’s history, others show a different side of people like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra.
These snapshots provide insight into some of the most tumultuous moments from history. Each era had its own struggles and successes, and they’ve all been captured here.
History books paint the past in one specific light, without compromise, and that’s why these photos are so important. They take our preconceived notions of history and turn them upside down.
Remember to look closely at the following images… everything is not what it seems.

The Temptations looking groovy in 1964.
The Temptations are one of the most legendary acts of all time. Not only are they one of the most important groups from Motown’s golden era, but they’re easily the most influential R&B group that’s ever existed.
Even so, The Temptations weren’t immediately popular. It took them eight different singles to gain traction, something that just wouldn’t happen today. So how did the band finally score a hit? Versatility. Writer/producer Narada Michael Walden explains: You want something pretty, they could sing the prettiest thing in the world. You want something rough, rugged, they’ve got the most hardcore, rough, rugged sound you ever want to hear. They had all the gears, from Melvin Franklin doing the bass part, David Ruffin being the tiger, and then you also had the high-voice falsetto which inspired Prince, Eddie Kendricks.
Late comedy greats Robin Williams and Rodney Dangerfield in the late 1970s.
Are there two more iconic comedians than Robin Williams and Rodney Dangerfield? While these two couldn’t be more different in their stand up styles - Williams was an over the top improvisation master and Dangerfield was a man of practiced zingers - they clearly respected each other.
This likely came from the fact that both of these guys were constant performers. ‘90s kids may only know Williams from his films, but he was always getting stage time, just like Dangerfield.
Both men were performing up until their deaths, although Williams was mostly sticking to the screen, which shows that they were more alike than people think.
A young boy stands on a washtub while drinking by the kitchen sink in Kentucky in 1964.
It’s shocking to think that this photo was taken in the 1960s. This boy drinking from the sink looks like he could be from the 1930s or ‘20s, living in a coal mining family, and maybe even preparing himself for a day at work, but to know that’s from the middle of the 20th century is strange.
This photo shows just how ravaging poverty can be. Families with no money and barely any utilities can be living in the same era as people who have everything they could want and more. Hopefully this young man was able to get out of his town as he moved into the next decade.
 
A couple posing for the camera
No matter how much you love someone, sitting and posing with them for too long can drive you up a wall. In the early 19th century it took a whopping eight hours to expose a photo, but by the late 1800s that time had been cut down to a minuscule 15 minutes.
The 15 minute sitting time explains why so many people from the 19th century look miserable in their photos. Keeping a smile on your face for a quarter of an hour can’t easy, especially when you’re sitting in front of a camera with your significant other.
So why sit down for one of these? It’s likely that most people were only going to take one photo for their entire life, so 15 minutes was well worth it.
A young David Daniel Kaminsky a.k.a. Danny Kaye with a friend in 1915.
One of America’s greatest entertainers, Danny Kaye, could sing, dance, and bring his audiences to guffaws with his spoken word improv work. Born in 1913 as David Daniel Kaminsky, he grew up in New York as the son of a Russian tailor.
Rather than finish school, he dropped out of his classes and started working at a radio station before becoming a comedian in the Catskills.
Kaye became a sought after performer after working as a dancer with Dave Harvey and Kathleen Young when he fell off the stage in the middle of a routine on opening night. He literally fell into fame.

Actress Joan Bradshaw walks her dog on Hollywood & Vine, 1957. (Photographed by Earl Leaf).
There’s really no actress who’s more glamorous than Joan Bradshaw, the original triple threat. She worked as a model, actress, and producer, earning the nickname “The Bust of MGM” while working as a cheesecake model.
After appearing in a series of low budget beach and dance themed movies, Bradshaw married film producer Frank Ross in 1961 when she was 25 years old. She immediately retired from acting, but she didn’t leave Hollywood.
Following her drop off from the screen she moved behind the camera where she worked as a production manager before becoming a producer on Mrs. Doubtfire and Castaway. 
An abandoned Gothic revival home
This spooky house befitting a member of the Addams Family or the Munsters is a part of the long standing tradition of the Gothic Revival architecture, a movement that started way back in 1740. People have always been obsessed with Gothic architecture so it’s no surprise that the design aesthetic continued into the 19th century.
Inspired by medieval design, the Gothic Revival style was most often used for country homes, or small town houses. These houses are incredibly sturdy, which is why so many of them are still standing today.
The height on many of these houses is such that ivy and vines creep up their walls, making them look more haunted than they actually are. Still, it would be pretty cool to live in a house like this.
UP SHORTLY MORE OF PART 3 FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM ONE OF OUR FAVORITE CONTENT PROVIDER COMPANY WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS FROM PAST DECADES" BY JACOB SHELTON

Mote's annual Special Lecture Series is going virtual! 
Mote scientists are excited to share their world-class research with you during our Special Lecture Series on Monday evenings in January 2021! This year includes four amazing talks about frontiers in aquaculture, the mitigating Florida red tide, sea turtle population dynamics, and the mysteries of chemical communication.
Each lecture is a live, virtual video presentation through YouTube. Guests who sign into their YouTube accounts can submit questions for the Q&A session at the end.
Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Mote Members). More information and ticket purchase is available at mote.org/lecture. 

Mote's 2021 Special Lecture Series is presented by Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Fiduciary Wealth Advisors. 
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WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241



THREE NEW CLASSES OFFERED FROM THE KEY WEST ART CENTER AND GALLERY. We'll show you ALL 3 in 3 seperate Sections in this Issue : First Karen Beauprie, Then Lothar Speer, & Then Priscilla Coote

FINDING YOUR VOICE IN WATERCOLORS
Karen Beauprie
January, February & March, 2021
Via Zoom

Karen Beauprie’s class “Finding Your Voice in Watercolors” will be held online using the Zoom application on Tuesdays, January 5 through March 23, 2021. This course is open to anyone with a working knowledge of basic watercolor techniques. Each week the class will study and apply the elements and principles of design through instructor demonstrations, individual projects and homework assignments. Weekly critiques by fellow students and instructor are included in this exciting workshop. Students must have their own supplies. All classes will be held online through the Zoom application. Invitations will be sent to each registered student two days prior to the first class of each month. If you have questions, please call Karen at (847) 687-2667.
Class size: Limited to 12 students
Class Fee: $100.00 Per Month (Individual classes are not available for purchase.) January 5, 12, 19 & 26
February 2, 9, 16 & 23
March 2, 9, 16 & 23
Hours: 10 :00 AM - 12:00 Noon
To register, please call the Key West Art Center & Gallery at (305) 294-1241 or go online to keywestartcenter.com.

631 Greene St. 305-294-3100, REEFRELIEF.ORG ,

Thank you to our Members and Online Community for your support through 2020. If you would like to make a year-end donation to Reef Relief, please visit us at www.reefrelief.org/act/donate. Have a happy and safe new year!
623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
Pushing Back Another Feature from Wyland Presenting Another One of their Many Year Round Artists to the January 11th. Issue... In a few of the December Issues We've Featured the Works of Wyland. Click these two Issue Links and/or simply go to their Website
December 14 : https://conta.cc/3qSIMGo

HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF VISITNG ARTISTS THAT HANG YEAR ROUND; A COMPLETE SCHEDULE IS IN THEIR WEEKLY SECTION SECTION FURTHER DOWN
Wyland Gallery Key West is pleased to host:

Jim Warren: January 22-23-24. Friday 6pm-10pm, all other days 10am to close
Stephen Harlan: January 29-30-31. daily 10am to close
February 2021
 
Steve Barton: February 5-6-7-8-9
daily 10am to close. Krystiano DaCosta: February 12-13
daily noon to close. Michael Cheval: February 19-20-21
daily 10am to close. WYLAND: February 26 & 27
Friday & Saturday 6pm to 10pm. Walfrido Garcia: February 25-26-27-28
Thursday 6pm-10pm, all other days 10am to close

THE ENTIRE REST OF THE 2021 VISITING WYLAND GALLERY ARTISTS CONTINUES FURTHER DOWN IN THIS ISSUE IN THEIR USUAL WEEKLY FEATURE

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SOPRAFINAGALLERY
55 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
617.728.0770


We are opening the New Year with work that we hope you find
colorful, positive and uplifting. It's paintings by Eva Navarro and Rose Umerlik. a lives and works in Madrid. Her work evokes an emotional response and uses human motion or interaction in a creative way.

Please see our website for gallery hours and details regarding current visiting practices. And give us a call if you have any questions....Thank you. Frank Roselli. SOPRAFINA GALLERY
617.728.0770.. Below
"Welcome" by Eva Navarro Acrylic on Linen : 2017. 38 X 64 $6500
"Systems" by Rose Umerlik Oil and Graphite :2017. 28 X 44 $3500
The January 11th. Issue will have a Lead Feature with many additional works from Eva Navarro and Rose Umerlik. PLUS if you go to above website; you will also see many of their works (Why wait until Next Saturday)
WE NOW CONTINUE with Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys around KW & Stock Island Shooting ALL THE GREAT SITES.
I believe Roberta was at NAS and Boca Chica Road,

More from Roberta DePiero in the January 11, 2021 Issue

Click this Link for Addition Information and for Reservations

From Arlo Haskell
"Last Week, my family and I went to Key West's Truman Waterfront Park to watch the sun go down on the shortest day of this longest of years. As darkness fell, we saw the convergence of Jupiter and Saturn overhead. I imagined these bright planets as symbols of the light that has sustained us through a dark time, and heralds of what awaits us in a brighter new year.

This seems as good a time as any to resume a regular schedule for our Old Town Literary Walking Tour, which illuminates the stories of writers who have called our island home. Beginning this week, the 90-minute guided stroll will be offered every Friday at 4:30 p.m. (including Christmas and New Year's) and every Sunday at 10 a.m. The cost is $30 per person, with discounts for teachers and librarians.

For your protection and ours, walking tours will be limited to six participants at a time until further notice. Tour guides and participants alike must wear a mask which covers the nose and mouth throughout the duration of the tour. Tours may be ended at any time, at the tour guide’s discretion, for noncompliance with our mask policy.
I hope you'll consider taking a tour this season, or gifting a tour to a friend. It's a great opportunity to get some sunshine, some fresh air, and a glimpse of the literary lights that still burn brightly in our island city. Wishing You All The Best. Arlo Haskell. Executive Director"
Here are 4 Funny Enough Photos. The January 11th. Issue will have about 8 Additional Photographs.
"TOP GUN" : THEN AND NOW" by WORLD REVIEW. Film Made in 1985 so These Then and Now are from Photos Taken from the Movie in 1985 (First THEN) The Actors Age in 1985) and NOW The Actors Age in 2019. If you wanted to see the Original THEN AND NOW Video Feature That World Review Made here is the URL Link to their 8 Minute Video

TOM CRUISE as LT. PETE MITCHELL (MAVERICK)
KELLY McGILLIS as CHARLOTTE BLACKWOOD (CHARLIE)
VAL KILMER as LT.TOM KAZANSKY (ICEMAN)
Since the Movie had a pretty Large Cast we have about 19 More Photos of the WORLD REVIEW THEN AND NOW from "TOP GUN" in 3 Sections in this JANUARY 4, 2021 Issue of THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS. Section 2 Up Shortly

WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 OLIVIA ST. 305-504-7664

The HeART Strings Art Exhibition and Sale is Over ; but they still may have a few Instruments for you to buy.

Amazing artwork created on retired instruments by your favorite local artists with half the proceeds donated to BVMP and our mission of free music lessons for every child and the other half going back to the artist!
If you are interested in purchasing any of these beautiful pieces of art and supporting the islands only free music program, please call (305)504-7664 or email: katey@bvmpkw.org to arrange payment.
We will also gladly accept any additional donations you might have to offer.
Decmber 21st. Issue to see All the 12 Guitars and Cellos : If Any are still for Sale. https://conta.cc/34xg3NY You will see All the Instruments on Sale and will have the Artists that Painted the Instruments. Perhaps their website and Facebook Page has also ALL the Instruments Pictured along with the Artists Names.

Participating artists include Eric Anfinson, Kassy Burnette, Fran Decker, Cricket Desmarais, Kate Divoll, Kate Fago, Tony Gregory, Ben Harrison, Pam Hobbs, Marlene Koenig, Lauren P. McAloon, Jack McDonald, Jim Salem, Jimm Sherington, and B Lucy Stevens. The artists were invited to transform a “retired” string instrument into a creative masterpiece to be sold at a fixed price selected by them.
1207 Duval Street 305-296-8900


Adele Mentions that GingerBread Square Gallery Gift Certificates are Available

GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY
2021 SHOW SCHEDULE
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JANUARY 11th - MICHAEL PALMER
JANUARY 25th - REBECCA BENNETT & JOHN WHITNEY
FEBRUARY 8th - NYLA WITMORE & CHRISTOS CALIVAS
FEBRUARY 22nd - PAM FOLSOM & TODD BONITA
MARCH 8th - GABRIELLA FIABANE & ERIC ANFINSON
MARCH 22nd -JANE WASHBURN & JANET MUELLER
APRIL 5th - BILL FARNSWORTH & ANASTASIA DUKHANINA
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WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

Complete Entertainment Schedule in the Hotel and the Cabaret d'vine Wine Bar/Gallery Up Shortly in their usual Weekly Section
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533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

PART 4
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
Dec 3-31
You can View the Art on ALL Floors
or Log On to Their Website from Links Below or through your Browser


We Now Continue with Part 4. The Last 4 Weeks of Showing the 2020 Winter Member's Exhibition "ART WHEREVER YOU ARE"

SOLD
Lauren P. McAloon, Red Sun at Morn II (Same Storm, Different Boats). Raku ceramic, steel, parachute cord, paint. 20 x 68″. $1800
 
Linda Klipp. Sunrise Solitude. Photograph of a sand dollar at sunrise in Baja, CA. 20.5 x 17.5″. $100
 
SOLD
Lindy Bishop Dingeman. Ficus on Simonton. Oil. 8 x 10″. $185
 
Lucy Paige, Seaglass #2. Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 20″. $400
 
Lynne Bentley-Kemp. October Sky. Archival digital photograph. 24 x 24″. $450
 
Marcy Moyer. The Past, Held On To For So Long Releases Into A Very Brief Future. Wood, paint. 27.66 x 29.75″. $1500
 
MORE OF THE 2020 WINTER MEMBER'S EXHIBITION AND SALE "ART WHEREVER YOU ARE" UP SHORTLY AND IN THE JANUARY 11TH ISSUE
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Our Weekly "Around the World in Photographs in this Issue January 4th. 2021 Features
Lofoten
Archipelago
Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Its largest town, Leknes, is approximately 169 km inside the Arctic Circle and approximately 2,420 km away from the North Pole, making Lofoten one of the world's northernmost populated regions. Though lying within the Arctic Circle, the archipelago experiences one of the world's largest elevated temperature anomalies relative to its high latitude


YELLOW SUBMARINE by THE BEATLES
The Above Link will have the Video to this Classic Tune and the 1/11/21 Issue will have additional STILL Images from the Video.

WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM  1111Duval St. 305-292-0072

The December 14th Issue Had A Feature on a few Items at Cocco and Salem ; Click the December 14th Issue Link / and Click their website : Better Yet Visit Jim and Dan in Person



WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St.
Nance sends us information about their Latest Exhibition by Peter Vey in their usual Spot Up Shortly



United & White St.

ALYSON CREAN CITY OF KEY WEST COMMUNICATIONS
Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417


The City of Key West released the 2020 Annual Report, giving the community an insight to the accomplishments of City government over the past year throughout the various departments.
The electronic report is available on the City’s home page at www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov
This is the 11th year that the Annual Report has been an electronic edition. That means a “green” report and an important savings of precious taxpayer dollars. However, if anyone is unable to access the electronic report, the City can supply a print copy: Just contact Public Information Officer Alyson Crean at 305-809-1058.

One Additional Section from The City of Key West Up Shortly
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Section 2

"TOP GUN: THEN AND NOW" by WORLD REVIEW. Film Made in 1985 so These Then and Now are from Photos Taken from the Movie in 1985 (First THEN) The Actors Age in 1978) and NOW The Actors Age in 2019. If you wanted to see the Original THEN AND NOW Video Feature That World Review Made here is the URL Link to their 8 Minute Video

ANTHONY EDWARDS as LT JC NICK BRADSHAW (GOOSE)
RICK ROSSOVICH as LTJG RON KERNER (SLIDER)
JOHN STOCKWELL as BILL CORTRELL (COUGAR)
BARRY TUBB as LT JG HENRY RUTH (WOLFMAN)
TIM ROBBINS as LT JG SAM WELLS (MERLIN)
CLARENCE GILYARD as LT JG MARCUS WILLIAMS (SUNDOWN)
WHIP HUBLEY as LT. RICK NEVEN (HOLLYWOOD)
More TOP GUN up shortly after these Photos
MORE "TOP GUN" UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE From "WORLD REVIEW"
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Here is our Weekly Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp Providing Images from around the Country

Photos by: Bill Klipp

©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020

BILLKLIPP@WKIMAGES.NET

DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS (NO MORE) Will Push Back Bill and Linda Klipp's Journey in Photographs to the January 11th. 2021 Issue with Kiteboarders here in Key West

Key West Wanderings – Ending 2020 with Big Winds
As the southern winds kicked up to 23 mph the Kiteboarders swarmed down to Higgs Beach for their last ride of 2020.
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Photos by: Bill Klipp
Check out our online Photo Website at: http://www.KeyWestPhotos.me
©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020


Click the December 28th Link for Last Weeks Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp : OR simply go to their Facebook Page and websites for those and thousands more Photographs. 12/28/20 https://conta.cc/3rwouD1

The 12/28/20 Issue Featured Friday night at Vivas. A night of steak and excellent live music at Viva Argentinian Steakhouse with Skipper and CRZBs Consort Quartet! Plenty of outdoor safe space to dine.
903 Duval St. 305-414-8947 WWW.VIVAARGENTINIANSTEAKHOUSE.COM
More Photos from Bill and Linda Klipp in the January 11th. 2021 Issue

The Last Few weeks we have been showing you materials that Jason & James have sent us involving Marilyn Monroe , Rolling Stones , Charles Schulz & The Peanuts Gang, and Beathes Memorabilia being Offered at Zazoo. Click the December 21 Issue Link for much of the Material we have had in the last few Issues ( Including Many Rolling Stones Paintings).....You will also find in the Dec 21 Issue ; Links to some past few Issues showing additional Marily Monroe and Beatles Paintings/Photographs... Dec 21 : https://conta.cc/34xg3NY
ALSO CLICK THE The Dec 28th. Issue Link to See More Marilyn Monroe, Beatles, & Rolling Stones Memorabilia

MORE FROM ZAZOO in their Usual Spot Up Shortly




Great gifts for someone special or to treat yourself these magnificent Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe, Beatles, John Lennon & Peanuts Memorabilia - please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com 
Best regards,James Curken, Managing Art Consultant
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval Street, Key West, FL. 33040
Ph. 305.294.8925. PS : Jason sends regards as well
Jason@Zazooartgallery.com


MORE FROM ZAZOO UP SHORTLY IN THIS ISSUE IN THEIR USUAL WEEKLY SECTION
SUPPORT@SOSFOUNDATION.ORG
SOS FOUNDATION, WWW.SOSFOUNDATION.ORG 305-292-3013 305-699-6543 305-292-3013
SUPPLYING FOOD FOR THOUSANDS OF LOCALS

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Info@Fkspca.org
5711 College Rd. KW, Fla., 33040 305-294-4857

Just a few of the Pets avaialble for Adoption
1)Jack is a 2 year old, male, hound mix
2) Loki is a 4 year old, male, terrier mix
3) Glue is a 9 year old, female, domestic shorthair mix
4) Oregano is a 2 month old, male, domestic shorthair mix
5) Timmy is a 10 year old, male, domestic shorthair mix
6) Cheddar is a 1 year old, male, guinea pig

CLCIK THE LINK TO THE ADOPTION PAGE IN THEIR WEBSITE
https://fkspca.org/adopt/
Click this Link for 6 Additional Amimals that we Featured in the December 21 Issue https://conta.cc/34xg3NY; or Of course go directly to the FKSPCA of The Keys Adoption Link Above
533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

PART 4 Section 3 in this Issue
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
Dec 3-31
The Exhibition Just Closed so to see ALL Art Works : Log On to Their Website from Links Below or through your Browser


Margo Ellis. The Rainbow Serpent. Fabric. 24 x 30″. $400
 
Mario Suarez. The Rapture. Wood carving, paint. 36 x 20″. $4800
 
Mark Hedden, Before We Lost The Beach. Photograph. 21 x 17″. $395
 
Mark Sauter. Welcome…(maybe).. Plywood, hardwood, milk paint, leather, mousetrap. 6 x 6″
$125
 
Marlene Koenig. In The Center. Acrylic on wood panels. 13 x 13″. $675
MORE OF THE 2020 WINTER MEMBER'S EXHIBITION AND SALE "ART WHEREVER YOU ARE" UP SHORTLY AND IN THE JANUARY 11TH ISSUEWWW.TSKW.ORG

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WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241



FIGURE DRAWING : Lothar Speer, Via Zoom. Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. January, February and March 2021
 
The Key West Art Center is happy to have Lothar Speer return as our figure drawing instructor on Zoom as a virtual art instructor. Lothar studied at The National Academy of The Fine Arts, Vienna, where he received The Johannes Fueger Medal, a European distinction in the field of figure drawing. He received his BFA from Chicago's Loyola University and his MFA from Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. His work was shown internationally as well as in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington and the Governors' Offices of Illinois and Pennsylvania.
 
His teaching is based on the classical drawing curriculum of The French Academy in Paris from the 19th century which aims at visual acuity and a methodical drawing process that delivers results. It promotes a simple and powerful way of constructing a drawing by measuring, applying angles, negative and positive shapes, and the proportionality of shapes, while expressing the rhythm, weight and flow of form. Although this is not an anatomy course per se, as a former instructor of Anatomy for Artists, Lothar will be glad to share his anatomical knowledge of the human figure when the occasion arises.
 
This workshop is an introduction to this powerful tradition for artists of all levels. Lothar has been teaching the figure for over three decades and delights in adjusting his feedback to each student's level and needs. He considers figure drawing the royal road to learning how to draw anything. The principles learned here are universal and can be applied to any subject matter and develop skill which is the prerequisite for powerful personal artistic expression.
 
COST: $250.00 January, $250.00 February, $312.50 March. Payable to Key West Art Center, (305) 294-1241. More information can be found online at keywestartcenter.com.

Up Shortly in this Issue Info. on the Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 Classes from the Very Talented and Personable Priscilla Coote. The January 11th. Issue will have a Lead Feature from Priscilla Featuring her New Paintings.
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's New Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.

1075 Duval Street Court (Right off Simonton St. Before CVS Plaza Possible New Address 589 Virginia St. 305-407-6202
WWW.JAGGALLERY.ART INFO@JAGGALLERY.ART JULIETGREY@GMAIL.COM


We Now Continue with our Third Week of "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS / UNUSAL PHOTOGRAPHS" VOL. 29 BY PERFECT LIFE
THAT ENDS 3 PARTS OF 3 of "40 MOST POWERFUL & RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS / UNUSAL PHOTOGRAPHS" VOL. 29 BY PERFECT LIFE. Will add in another "PERFECT LIFE" Photographic Feature in the January 11, 2021 Issue. Thank You "Perfect Life"


Truman Waterfront Farmers Market
 
The Market typically includes cheese, produce, fruit, baked goods, coffee, plants and fresh seafood along with international cuisine available for take-away. Arts, crafts and general merchandise round out the offerings. Market organizers offer additional picnic-style food options, occasional acoustic musicians and a beer and wine stand to encourage the community to shop the market, get dinner and enjoy the sunset views from the Truman Waterfront Park. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted with ample space to social distance.
 
Stringent safety measures and precautions remain in place to guard guests and the vendors who serve them. Masks are required, spaced line management enforced, social distance signage posted and the number of guests per stall limited. Booths are spaced out in one long row down the Mole facing the open ocean. Key West First Legal Rum Distillery free "Ruminizer" hand sanitizing stations are at the entrance. Organizers realize patrons may be eager to socialize but are reminded to not congregate in groups larger than 10.
 
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/kwfarmersmarket
 Contact: Sean Krikorian
Event Organizer, Daily Plan-it
T: 305-731-3885
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The December 14, 2020 Issue had "THEN AND NOW FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH" Produced by WORLD REVIEW in 2019. Go to the December 14 Entire Issue Link to see ALL 20 Photos
We Continue with "Top Gun Then and Now" Below is an 8 minute Video from "World Review" : "TOP GUN"


MICHAEL IRONSIDE as LT. CORN. RICK HEATHERLY (JESTER)
MEG RYAN as CAROL BRADSHAW
TOM SKERRITT COR MIKE METCALF (VIPER)
JAMES TOLKAN as CORNELL TOM JARDIAN (STINGER)
ADRIAN PASDAR as LT. CHARLES PIPER (CHIPPER)
DUKE STROUD as AIR BOSS JOHNSON


Another Movie/TV Show from the POPULAR YOU-TUBE CONTENT PROVIDER "WORLD REVIEW THEN AND NOW" FOR the January 11, 2021 Issue

SHADE & SHUTTER GALLERY. 1102 White Street WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM ,

Making your shopping easier with curbside pickup
It seems that lots of things have been difficult this year, but your shopping does not have to be. You can make easy shopping choices by buying beautiful items from good local businesses that work hard to make your community a better place. And now we are making an additional delivery option available to make it even easier for those of you in Key West.
Curbside pickup is now available as a FREE shipping option in our online store. After choosing your favorite ceramics or photos, just select Curbside pickup. You can drop by the gallery during our regular business hours, and either come to the door or call us and we will bring your order out to you. There’s usually plenty of free parking near our gallery. If you can not make it to the gallery, just give us a call and we will deliver your order anywhere in Key West. If it’s a photo, Sarah will even mount it on the wall for you.
For those of you outside Key West, we still offer $10 flat rate shipping for orders up to $150 and FREE shipping for orders over $150. We can ship directly to your home or to another recipient anywhere in the USA. We do our best to ship orders within a day of receiving the order. We ship by USPS Priority Mail so that your items get to you quickly, usually within a few days. Due to high shipping volumes at this time of year, we urge you to place your orders 2 weeks before you need them.
We wish everyone peace. Click this Link or go to Website to Order On-LIne

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GAL PAL DAASHIA COCHRAN WEARS Many Hats here in The Keys. One Recently Disc Jockey at Radio WGAY 105.7 Tues., Thur., & Fridays 4-7PM...Of course ; She is Live Streaming on her Facebook from the Radio Station https://www.facebook.com/Daashia1 also WWW.KEYSPARTYSTATION.COM
Here are a few Brief Look Ins to 3 of Daashia Cochran's Recent Radio Shows

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533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458

We Now Continue with PART 3 Section 4 in this Issue
Art. Wherever You Are.
Winter Members' Show
Dec 3-31


Meggi Siegert. The Company of Sorrow. Acrylic on linen board, framed. 18 x 22″. $450
 
Michèle D. Brunschvig. House, Bird and Motorcycle. Oil. 16 x 16″. $425
 
SOLD
MK Clapp, Hold Tight, Acrylic on linen. 16 x 20″. $300
 
Nancy Henning. Inspiration. Oil. 15 x 12″. $395
  
Pam Hobbs. Sky Gazers. Enamel on canvas. 19 x 23″. $3500
THIS COMPLETES OUR 4 SECTIONS OF PART 4 IN THIS ISSUE OF THE 2020 WWW.TSKW.ORG WINTER MEMBER'S EXHIBITION CALLED "ART WHEREVER YOU ARE" . 22 works we have not shown yet & will be Featured in the January 11th. Issue
ENCORE FEATURE

HERE IS ONE OF THE CUTEST ANIMAL VIDEOS YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN. A Homeowner and gardener had a few different animals help themselves to his Gradens and then he he set up a camera and 1 Groundhog Showed Up, then a 2nd , and then they had 3 Babies. Hereis the Facebook URL Video Link, then a Few still pics I took from Video Below ....MUST SEE , and share the URL Link.......

 
A Homeowner Builds A Veggie Garden For Family Of Groundhogs
Since He Thinks 1 Groundhog is stealing his veggies from the HomeOwners Garden — and can't believe it when the Groundhog Brings brings the Entire family over.
Here is the Link to Homeowners (The Kind Gardener's Facebook Site ; where he has many other Really Cute Animal Videos
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Kristen Livengood, Public Information Officer, Monroe County
Email: Livengood-Kristen@monroecounty-fl.govPhone/Text: 305-680-8226,  
Twitter: @monroecounty
Instagram: @monroecountybocc


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GASTESI 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW
 
When we entered the new decade on January 1, 2020, Monroe County looked forward to building a resilient community. We never imagined how that would morph only two months into the year. There is nothing more important to our County staff than the health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents and visitors. Our staff, alongside our residents, learned what adaptation really means as we all navigated these challenging and uncertain times with innocence, innovation, and creativity. We continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19, a global pandemic that has affected every facet of our lives, and go into 2021 with a renewed hope as we strive to enhance the quality of the lives of our citizens, business owners, and visitors.
 
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, I am proud of the work County staff completed this past year in addition to the day-to-day operations.
 
Emergency Management partnered with the Florida Department of Health Monroe County, community partners, and the municipalities and will continue to do so for the vaccination rollout. Activating for three storms this hurricane season, Solid Waste led a month-long cleanup in Key Largo following Tropical Storm Eta. Information Technology helped staff move to remote work, taught us how to Zoom, and helped automate services.
 
The Office of Sustainability and our County Commissioners continue to lead the country in climate change and sea-level rise adaptation conversations. To mitigate flooding issues, the Engineering and Roads Department tested temporary barrier systems in two Upper Keys neighborhoods, while repairing and replacing county-maintained roads and bridges throughout the county. Through the Community Rating System, Monroe County flood insurance policyholders continue to save approximately $5 million annually.
 
Facilities Maintenance always strives to maintain the highest cleaning standards at county-maintained properties and buildings and increased the frequency of our cleanings, especially in high traffic areas like our county parks, which we were able to keep open throughout the pandemic. Project Management continued capital projects at Marathon library, Planation Key Courthouse, and others with new protective measures in place. The airports, despite a decline in travel worldwide, thrived with new projects and even a COVID-19 germ-fighting robot and is leading the nation in rebounding from the pandemic.
 
Legislatively, the County allocated millions of CARES Act dollars to local renters, homeowners, small businesses, and nonprofits. Budget and Finance simultaneously advocated for reimbursements of storm-related expenses while producing and administering the $460.3 million FY21 budget. Social Services, Veterans Affairs, and Guardian ad Litem advocated for our most vulnerable residents, many of whom are in even greater need due to the pandemic.
 
Being on the frontline of COVID-19, Monroe County Fire Rescue and Trauma Star continued to provide a record number of lifesaving services and flights to the mainland, all while transporting our residents with no out-of-pocket costs. Fire Rescue also graduated its third “Hot Shots” class waiving tuition fees for residents at its fire training academy.
 
From Ocean Reef to Key West, our services continued. Building permits were issued without physical contact. Planning and Environmental developed new technology for damage assessments after storms and implemented mobile marine sewage pumpouts to protect our marine environment. Code Compliance focused on illegal vacation rentals, sewer hookups, unsafe structure abatement, and illegal clearing of our critical habitat. Fleet continued maintenance of county vehicles. Safety procedures were put into place by Employee Services to keep our employees healthy and County services in operation. The County Attorney’s office stayed fully engaged. The Extension Service continued seamlessly with virtual classes. And our five libraries stayed open for call-in/pick-up/drop-off activities, proving they are community resource centers, even virtually.
 
In my 30 years of public service, five major hurricanes, an oil spill, flesh-eating flies, and several other public health emergencies, 2020 was by far the most challenging. Despite its uncertainty, our purpose remains steady, Monroe County is committed to creating a better life, every day, for everyone in the Florida Keys. In 2021, Monroe County will continue to have open and courageous communication to help you in your decisions regarding your family and work life. We will be here for you. This is a community we can all be proud of and we will continue to strive to make our island home a safe place to live, work, and play. Cheers in paradise, Roman Gastesi, Monroe County Administrator


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Two Weeks Ago we Finished an 8 Part / 8 Week Feature on "Jay Leno's Garage of Classical Automobiles Featuring 120+ Classic Automobiles"
..His TV Show "Jay Leno's Garage" Can Still be found on "ON DEMAND Found on CNBC" and Here is the Link to View ALL 120 Automobiles : CLICK LENO

We Continue with Part 3 our NEW Photographic Feature : "ICONIC RARE PHOTOS FROM PAST DECADES". Written by Popular EDITOR from Groovy History JACOB SHELTON
Coal miners coming up after a long day of work in Belgium. (1920s)
Be they in West Virginia or Belgium, coal miners have always had to face terrifying conditions. The men who you see packed like sardines in a tin are Italian and Belgian workers who traveled to Western Europe in search of work at the turn of the century.
At the time, coal miners were treated with complete disdain. They were treated like second class citizens, without a worry or care for their health or well being.
Even today, coal mining is a dangerous profession, but in 1900 there were hardly any laws protecting the workers who put themselves into deadly situations every day to make sure the flow of energy didn’t stop
Mary Wallace was the first female bus driver for Chicago Transit Authority in 1974.
It’s wild to think that it’s only been about 40 years since Mary Wallace became the first female bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority. Shouldn’t the CTA have hired a woman before that? It’s so crazy to think about misogynist hiring practices occurring in the late 20th century.
Wallace says that in order to get the job she had to constantly bombard the CTA with job applications, but they continued to make excuses. She explained: I used to work for the Planning & Placement Center when I was going to college, and we had job orders for CTA bus drivers. So I decided I wanted to check this out for myself, and I did. I went for three years, and they kept saying no, we can’t hire women, we don’t have facilities for women, so you have to do something else. I said I don’t want to do something else. I want to drive a bus. After three years of harassing them, they finally sent me a letter saying they would consider (not saying hire) me. They wanted me to come down and take some test, and I did not hear from them for about three or four months, and then I got a another letter saying I would be hired as a driver. After that, the rest is history.
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Graham W. Jackson in tears playing “Goin’ Home” for funeral train of President Franklin D. Roosevelt of which he was a close personal friend.
Born in 1903, Graham W. Jackson was a writer and performer who was well versed with the organ, the piano, accordion, and as a choral conductor. He rose to prominence after he was featured at the Royal Theatre and at Bailey's "81.”
Through his performances he went on to join the faculty at Washington High School in Atlanta where he served as its music director until 1940.
He became close personal friends with Eleanor and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Jackson and Roosevelt were even collaborating at the Little White House on a version of Dvorak's "Goin' Home" the day before FDR’s death. This photo shows Jackson playing the same song as Roosevelt's funeral train left Warm Springs. Later, when speaking about the photo Jackson said: The photographer stumbled over my foot and looked up. He saw my face and saw those tears coming down my cheek, and he just reached around on his shoulder and got one of his cameras and - blip - and thought no more of it.
Muhammad Ali with a young fan in a Florida diner in 1970. (Photo by Danny Lyon)
It’s strange to think that anyone ever believed that Muhammad Ali was truly down for the count. After becoming a vocal defender of civil rights in the 1960s and changing his name to reflect his new Islamic beliefs, America turned on Ali.
When he refused to take part in military service during the Vietnam War he was stripped of his boxing titles and he was banned from taking part in the sport he loved… all for speaking his mind.
Ali re-entered the sport he so loved on October 26, 1970, to face boxer Jerry Quarry. Ali took the man down in three rounds and officially announced that the king was back. This photo shows that many of Ali's youngest fans never abandoned him, and that no matter what race they were they saw him as a true American hero.
In 1969, Mr.Rogers invited Officer Clemmons to join him and cool his feet in a pool, breaking down a well-known race barrier. This photo was recreated in Clemmons final episode in 1993.
Francois Clemmons is one of the first African-Americans to get a recurring role on television playing “Officer Clemmons” on the PBS television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from 1968 to 1993.
Clemmons’ first appearance was in 1969, at the height of the Civil Rights movement, when he shared a foot bath with Mr. Rogers. As forward thinking as this was, Clemmons did have to keep his homosexuality under wraps, something that must have been painful to Clemmons. However, he said that he went along with Rogers’ request to keep the show from being mired in scandal: I didn’t want to be a scandal to the show. I didn’t want to hurt the man who was giving me so much, and I also knew the value as a black performer of having this show, this platform. Black actors and actresses—SAG and Equity—90 percent of them are not working. If you know that and here you are, on a national platform you’re gonna sabotage yourself?
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These two people met at Woodstock in 1969, and have been together for exactly 50 years It’s amazing to think that this couple has been together for 50 years, but it’s even crazier to know that they first met on the road to Woodstock.

While speaking to People Magazine, Judy explained that she never would have met her husband, Jerry, if it weren’t for her car breaking down on the way to the festival. She explained: . Jerry and his friends pulled up. I stuck my head in and I saw that there was a woman in the car. I’d never hitchhiked before, but I figured, ‘Well, since there was a woman, it was fairly safe, and I probably should just get in the car.’ The Woodstock music festival was a watched moment for America, and it’s heartwarming to think that this couple has stayed together to keep the spirit of the ‘60s alive.
Our January 11 2021 Issue will have Part 4 of "Iconic Photographs from Past Decades" from Jacob Shelton and


WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

PRISCILLA COOTE. TWO-Day Workshop. January 21-22, 2020. Via Zoom
The January 11th. Issue will have a Lead Feature showing New Works from Priscilla.

The Key West Art Center and Gallery is proud to host an online class with Priscilla Coote Thursday and Friday, January 21-22, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Priscilla "takes" students to Bahia Honda State Park via video, where she paints from the water using her Amphibious Easel. She explains how she chooses the subject matter and all the considerations that go into painting on the scene in an active environment. Then students join her in the studio to paint along as she interprets her plein air painting into a finished studio work. Students will be sharing what they create for a positive, personalized experience. Medium can be oils or acrylics.
 
 Priscilla is a lifelong painter who now exhibits and participates in plein air paintouts internationally. A longtime Keys resident, she enjoys sharing what she has learned about painting our unique and special place. Her work may be seen locally at Gallery on Greene in Key West, on Facebook at Priscilla Coote and on her website at, www.pcoote.com.
 
There will be a maximum of 10 students to ensure personalized feedback is available, Zoom knowledge is required. This is an ideal opportunity to learn from a wonderful instructor whose work is collected worldwide. Please call the Key West Art Center and Gallery at (305)294-1241 to register. Visit keywestartcenter.com for more information.
 
Cost:  $135.00 Members. $175.00 Non-Members

WWW.WATERFRONTPLAYHOUSE.ORG 407 Wall St. 305-394-7445. Go to their website to see Updates

WE'RE TAKING A BREAK TO INSURE YOUR SAFETY
A message from Managing Artistic Director Tom Thayer.

With the number of COVID cases rising rapidly, we have decided to take a break from the season. Our Waterfront Welcome Back Revue has been cancelled, Every Brilliant Thing, the marvelous new play starring Arthur Crocker has been postponed and our beloved revival of The Rocky Horror Show has been postponed.

Please follow our website for updates to our schedule and please, MASK UP!

Tom Thayer, Managing Artistic Director, Waterfront Playhouse, 305-294-5015
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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 EATON ST.
305-985-0433 Info@Thekeywesttheater.com
Kelly and Nick Norman

Editor's Note 1/2/2021 : This Brief Statement from Below is atleast a month old; so please go to the Various Websites and Facebook Pages for Updates on the Venues that are Involved

Dear Friends of the Coffee Butler Amphitheater As You May of Heard, The City of Key West has Cancelled All Special Events on City Property through Dec 31, 2020 Due to Concerns Regarding the Rise Covid-19 Cases. This Includes the Remining Sunset Series; as well as the Bill Blues Most Exceptional Fundraiser & 38 Special. We are Working Hard to Re-Schedule. Ticket Holders will be contacted on How to Proceed with Your Tickets Very Soon. We Appreciate Your Patience. Key West Theater and Coffee Butler / KW Amphitheater.
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CONCH RECORDS
WWW.CONCHRECORDS.COM 305-587-9830 Cliff
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WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929 Greetings from Rebecca Zehr
MONROE COUNTY – United Way of Collier and the Keys is launching a virtual Remote Crisis Case Management System to help residents of Collier and Monroe Counties cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, UWCK is excited to announce KeysHelp.org, an innovative way to assist neighbors in need. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; PLEASE GO TO THE NOV. 2 ISSUE FOR COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE INFOR. & THEIR WEBSITE https://conta.cc/2HVCpQZ

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LARRY BAEDER WITH GUEST MUSICIANS EVERY WED. NIGHT AT MANGROVES MAMAS 6-9PM. Co-Hosted by Dora Gholson
Open mic night at Mangrove Mama's. We are thrilled to have Larry Baeder hosting our open mic night. Hope to see you all there!! #openmicnight #openmic #musician #floridakeys
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Please make sure to go to the Part 2 from the KWG in this Issue to make sure you have the UPDATED List of Events for the first few Months of 2021 at KWG

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Sharon@KeywestGallery.com and 305-292-9339
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DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS WWW.KEYWESTDOCTOR.COM
305-296-1022 305-432-0489 508 Southard Street
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic; and also makes Frequent Appearances at the Key West Bi Monthly Commission / Mayor Meetings and Monroe County Meetings. He is one of the LEADING Voices of Reason. Thank You. Here are the URL Links to his Most Recent Facebook Posts / Videos.. IN CASE YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE with Clicking these Direct Links ; just copy and paste in your Facebook Browser or Simply go to his Facebook Page and look for his recent Posts.

Dr. John "Jack" Norris Just Posted this article on 12/24 " A SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISON ON PFIZER / BIONTECH VS. MODERNA VACCINES. Will write out the entire Link for you to share with others ; Thank You Dr. Jack.


Dr. John "Jack" Norris Receives an Honor from The Conch Nation
A Few Additional Photos of Dr. Norris Receiving an Honor during the Conch Republic Nation's Annual Independence Celebration at Mallory Square (Directly Below)






DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS THE OCT 1. - 25 and SEPTEMBER VIDEOS were deleted here; go to the November 9 Issue to see ALL of them

DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS THE OCT 26 TO END OF NOVEMBER VIDEO MESSAGES FROM DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS WERE DELETED ABOVE. IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE RECENTLY DELETED VIDEO MESSAGES ; HIT THE DECEMBER 7, 2020 ISSUE OF The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends or go directly to the Doctor's Facebook Page
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A Brief Sentence from Dr. Norris Brief Acceptance Speech "I am honored to serve the Conch Republic as it’s Medical Review Officer. Thank you Admiral Finbar Gittelman, Secretary of State Jim Gilleran and the entire Conch Republic Leadership for this designation." CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE 20 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE CEREMONY.