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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 24, 2018

Key West Holiday Parade Winner
The Annual "Christmas on the Farm" Event at the MCSO Animal Farm
Troops and Inmates hard at Work Accommodating Hundreds of Visitors / Animals

Miami Vice had only been on the air for a few months when show creator Michael Mann heard Glenn Frey's song "Smuggler's Blues" on the radio and had an epiphany. Mann commissioned an episode with the same title, had some of the song lyrics worked into the dialogue, and then he brought in Frey himself to play pilot Jimmy Cole. REDDIT
Part 18 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"
The Annual "POSH" FKSPCA FundRaiser 

"Untitled" by Yolana Maloney

"Wild Flowers" by Lucy Paige Mixed

This Issue starts Part 1 of Many from the Winter's Members Show at the Key West Art Center on Front Street

Lynn Benson : Visual Artist
Sonya Chung : Author
Brenda Zlamany : Artist
TSKW December Resident Artists  (More Below in TSKW Sections)

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow.  

Part 6 of 7  : The 2018 Key West Film Festival (This Issue Features one of the Spotlight Films "Brothers in Arms" Event : The Making of Platoon. Most of the Cast including Tom Berenger were Invited to KW by the KWFF.

2019 KWLS Emerging Writer Awards Winner (L-R) Joe Dornich, Michelle Penaloza, & Ross Feeler (Details Below)

The South Orchestra Symphony Orchestra 2019 Season ; Next Up  : Porgy and Bess 1/19

Books and Books  & The KW Library Presents Many Literary Events in January ; Please go to the Books and Books Section in the TSKW Section 

"The Small Works" Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery

"Art & Puns The Whimsy of Ferron Bell"

"Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway

Two of the Many December Exhibitions from the KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society)

The Latest E-Mailer Feature/Link from MOTE

December LKMC Latest On-Line Newsletter ; One of the Many Features : "Enjoying the Holidays with GI Problems"

(Above) Just a few Tickets Left for Opening Night + Party 12/11-1/6. (L) Theatre XP 1/23-2/2

Updated Info. from Theatre XP and Waterfront Playhouse (More Below  in the Entertainment Section)

Chuck Hightower

Susan O'Neill

Pt. 5 Guild Hall Gallery Artists

Pt. 2 :The TSKW Winter's Members Show : "Look Upward to the Sky" Below Just 1 of 140 Works. "Sea Fan" by Jessica Connell Underwater Photo Metal on Acrylic

THURSDAY JAN 17, 24 & 31, 2019, 4:30 - 6PM/ WORKSHOP

Teen/Tween Drawing with Katie Holtkamp

Our New Look The Studios of Key West  (TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes & New Resident Artists + Their Latest E-Mail Link Featuring Events / Exhibitions & Classes + Pt. 2 of their Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"

"First Thursday of 2019 at TSKW" 1/3-31  ; Reception on Jan  3rd. 6-8PM (L-R) "Objects and Images from O" Sanger Gallery, "Glimpses Inside Personal Space" by Rhonda Bristol  XOJ Gallery, "Dual Visions" by Larry Blackburn  Zabor Lobby Gallery. Not Shown "Portraits in Oil" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery

The Sunday Jan 6th "Rumble" : Many Local Musical Performers Jam

Jan. 13th Darr Williams + 1/11 Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

The Key West Theater Bringing Primary Market Entertainment to Key West : An Amazing Job ( More Below)

 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Link to Hundreds of Local News Features and Photos/Videos

The TDC ( Tourist Development Council) of the Fla. Keys Produces a Monthly On-Line Newsletter Called "Keys Traveler" In This Issue is the December Link.     


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7965  Weekly.  In this Issue December 24, 2018 : Photos: Christmas  
on the MCSO Animal Farm  (Next Open 1/13)Key West Holiday Parade Winners, Part 18 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's and 70's in Photographs", Photos from FKSPCA Annual "POSH" Fund Raiser, Pt.1 Winter Member's Exhibition from The Key West Art Center, December Resident Artists at TSKW, Pt. 5 The Artists of Guild Hall, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery "Small Works",  "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Pt. 2 TSKW Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky" WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM & Their On-Line "Keys Traveler", Pt. 6 of 7 KWFF Featuring The Film "Band of Brothers" ; about the Film "Platoon" by Oliver Stone (KWFF Brought Together Most of the Cast & in this Issue you will see a VERY EMOTIONAL RE-UNION with the Young Vietnamese Child Actor that Tom Berenger was going to shoot), "Porgy and Bess" from The South Florida Symphony Orchestra 1/19, KWLS "2019 Emerging Writer Awards" + Literary Walking Tours, WWW.EQFL.ORG , FKCC President Jonathan Gueverra & the Entire Staff Sends a Holiday Message,

"Books and Books" First Two January Events, KWAHS and TSKW Many Events / Exhibitions / Classes, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM ,
December LKMC On-Line Newsletter, MOTE-Reef Relief- FWC & Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Fla. Keys, Waterfront Playhouse "Peter & The Star Catcher 12/11-1/6,  Bob Bowersox Theatre XP "I'm Gonna Pray for You so Hard" 1/23-2/2, TSKW "First Thursday" 1/3, The Key West Theater Sunday Ramble 1/6, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM ,
Life Drawing Workshop by AnnaMarie Giordano, GingerBread Square Gallery Raffle, IWFFA Women's Football 1/22-29 + Kelly McGillis Classic + Her "Evening of Monologues, Suzann
 D'Antonio's "Headshots" at Frangipani Gallery, Kim Gordon "Music with Heart" at The Key West Theater 1/18, A GREAT JAZZ BAND at The Gardens Hotel 1/23 with Larry Smith/Christine Cordone/Skipper Kripitz/ Joe Dallas & Bill Perbetsky + Next Two Week's Cabaret Schedule, 

Fringe Theatre Presents "Terri White on Broadway 12/27-31, Eric Anfinson's 2019  Fine Art Calendar, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM , Anne McKee Artists Fund 2/13, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Next Artisan Market 1/13 at Higgs Beach, Adam Scott Rote at The Key West Art Gallery 12/24-27 and Bill Mack and Gary Welton 12/28-31 with Special NYE Party, Marc House Plant Store, Conch Pride Flag, KW Garden Club & KW Orchid Society, Preserve Island Life,  Keys Community College Next Concert 1/19, WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM , WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , Salt Island Provision Gallery Presents Scott Gruppe, United Way of The Keys Seeks Volunteers to help with Tax Preparation, KW Wildlife Ctr.,  

"Hamptons Arts & Culture" Section, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , Past Blasts & A Sneak Preview of Upcoming Features, Tennessee Williams Exhibit Museum,  , Last Stand : Protecting the Keys, Harrison Gallery, Aids Help CC,  Bingo Wednesdays on the USCGC Ingham Museum, Aids Help CC, WWW.MYFWC.ORG , WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM , Fla. Health Monroe Co., The Truman Little White House, WWW.CFFK.ORG , KWT Brings in Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Jefferson Starship, WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM , Isle Cook KW, & More

Part 1 Members Show
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 

Take a Peek by Karen Beauprie  WaterColor

Flamboyant Fish by Margo Ellis  Fabric

Key West Colors by Donna Yadeau

Blue Shutters by Helen Kordon

  Part 18 of Groovy History's " A Look back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"

Carrie Fisher was a Hollywood actress and writer most known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars series. In the 1970's she was cast for the role of Princess Leia and starred alongside Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. The three stars would later become lifelong friends. She would reprise her role and appear in at least six other Star Wars films. She even appeared on the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. She would later admit that she would not have accepted the role had she known that it would have such a major effect on the lives of her parents. REDDIT
The Flintstones was initially an animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC but has since spawned movies, television specials, and other media. The series centers around mainly the Flintstones family but also heavily features their friends and neighbors the Rubbles.It takes place in a Stone Age setting, in the town of Bedrock and combines elements of the prehistoric past with more modern living conveniences. It depicts dinosaurs, cavemen, and woolly mammoths all living side-by-side with pre-industrial technology.
It was the first animated series to run in a prime-time slot and was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966. The Flintstones is now ranked as the second greatest cartoon of all time (behind The Simpsons) and was the most financially successful network animated franchise until The Simpsons debuted. REDDIT
Believe it or not, Frank Sinatra was actually arrested and charged with adultery and seduction. Apparently having an affair was a crime in Bergen County, New Jersey back in 1938 and Ol' Blue Eyes Sinatra, wasn't about to get away with wooing a married woman. He was 23-years old at the time of the arrest and according to reports his bond was set for $1,500 but was lowered to $500 after the charges of "seduction" was changed to "adultery"... apparently, the seduction aspect was worse? Eventually, all the charges were dismissed because sanity prevailed. More than likely her husband didn't care to press charges. 

More Groovy History's "A Look back to the 60's & 70's Through Photographs Up Shortly

Part 2 "Look Upwards to the Sky"  The Winter Member's Show Featuring 140 Works. As we do every Year. We present a Multi-Part / Week Feature on ALL 140. So even when the Exhibition comes
down on 12/27 ; you will be able to see ALL the Works (Through the Past Links I'll Provide)

Waves by Rosanne Potter  Acrylic on Canvas
Natura , Artis Magistra Suite Vol. VII by Kreg D. Kelley Mixed Media

"Clear Skies" by Lucy Paige  Collage on Wood Panel
Untitled by Michele D. Brunschwig  Water Based Oil
"Sea Sprite by Richard McCauslanol  Hand Painted Silk Sculpture Frame
Bird by Lawrence Myers  Acrylic on Unprimed Canvas
More "Look Upwards to the Sky" Up Shortly

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd.

'Porgy and Bess' is a key example of the greatness American Opera has achieved in emerging from the shadow of its European roots. A star studded all-black cast joins the SFSO, presenting a bold mix of modernist classics, ragtime, blues, jazz and spirituals, included, are the great Gershwin standards that reach notably eloquent, heartfelt, and genre-crossing heights. Click  TIK link for Official Ticket Sales.
Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Due to Holidays the Next Open is Sunday Jan. 13.

In the DEC 31st. Issue A few of the Features We've Pushed Back  
International Sand Art Competition Held Every Year at the Casa Marina Hotel WWW.SANDARTKEYWEST.COM 305-896-5503

Lucky Street Gallery's New Location on 408 Greene Street. Don't feel Bad about not going to the Grand Opening; it was a SOFT one ; Stay Tuned. WWW.LUCKYSTREETGALLERY.COM 305-294-3973

Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery : Next Week we'll have about 12 Works to Show.  WWW.ZAZOOART.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925. 
Pino Dangelico
The Key West Art Gallery 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339. An Amazing and Diverse UpScale Group of Artists Includes Peter Max, Adam Scott Rote, Pino Dangelico, Bill Mack, Klevenski, Alfredo Navarro, Alex Butirskiy and his Amazing International Urban Landscapes + So Many Additional Artists. WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM
The Dec. 31st. Issue will Feature 8 of their Artists
The KWAHS (The Key West Art & Historical Society) New "OverSeas to the Keys : Henry Flagler's OverSeas Railway". In the Next Few Issues we'll Have Many Photos from this Really Interesting Permanent Exhibition WWW.KWAHS.ORG at their Custom House Museum
281 Front St. 305-295-6616 

Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

For the Past Weeks we had a Multi-Part / Multi Week Featuring ALL the Art on Display  FOR THE 2019 MEMBERS AND FRIENDS SHOW "NAVIGATING NEW WATERS". Their Members Show Should be on Display for a Few More Months at Gato. To see ALL the Works go to our Past Blast Links (Middle of the Magazine) Better Yet go to Gato and See First Hand..or Even Better Check out the Works and then go to Gato...

Island Style Portraits by Joanne Hasman  WaterColor

Part 6 of 7 : The 2018 Key West Film Festival

This Issue will Feature One of the Best Received 2018 KWFF Events ; The Making of Oliver Stone's "Platoon". The Film is Called "Band of Brothers" and you must continue to see the Last Part in this Issue ; which will Feature a Re-Union of Most of the Cast and the Very Young Vietnamese Child Actress from one of the Most Dramatic Scenes of Platoon
Chad Newman The Florida Keys & KW Film Commissioner & Guest
Director & Co-Producer of "Band of Brothers" Paul Sanchez + Paul was one of the Actors in Platoon.
Close Friends Dr. Robert Catana and John Johnston
KWFF Invited Many of the Keys Armed Service Members
KWFF Program Director Michal Tuckman Introduces Dir. & Co-Producer of "Band of Brothers" Paul Sanchez (who also acted in Platoon)

More 2018 KWFF Up Shortly


by Alyson Crean
Photos by Alyson Crean

Tied for first place and earning the Mayor's Cup are Key West Sports Academy & the Key West High School Conchettes. The Vice Mayor's Cup award goes to Big Pinebellies, and the Sugarloaf Sharks Cheerleaders earned the Commissioners' Cup. The Honorable Mention Cup goes to The Basilica School of Saint Mary's.
This looks to be the largest and most well-attended parade to date! The City of Key West wants to thank the community for this amazing effort. In addition to the hundreds of people who volunteered their time to participate, City officials particularly want to thank Joe Mather, Nancy D'Amato and Lenny Whitley for their tireless and continuous help each year. Gratitude also to the city employees who volunteered their time to make this another memorable parade.

5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

Pt 1. of 2 : 2018 Posh Fundraiser

Tiffany and Guest

Jane & Guest

More "POSH" Up Shortly


The Life Drawing Workshops on Tues. Dec 25 and Tues. Jan 1 will be on Holiday Break and Resume Tues. Jan. 8

Tuesdays 11 am-2 pm at the Fort East Martello near the airport. $25 for 3 hours to give your mind a healthy relaxing break to just draw. All mediums are welcome. Any questions 609-884-3474.
We continue with Part 2 of the TSKW Members Show "Look Upwards to the Sky" 

Grouper Swimming Up by Kerry Hoeppner  Coconut and Palm Frond on Lobster Trap Wood

Can You Hear Me Major Tom by Cricket DesMarais  Encaustic

Au Ciel ( To The Sky) by Adele Gerbracht  Beads and Metal

Key West Skies by Nicholas Bergery  Photo Print
Mystic Manifest by Joyce Carpenter  Acrylic

More "Look Upward to the Sky" Up Shortly 

Allison Rich, Sr. Library Assistant, and Michael Nelson of the Monroe County Public Library Informs us of this Important Presentation
700 Fleming Street, Key West, FL  33040, 305-292-3595

A Raffle ALL December Long to help the FKSPCA of The Keys; with Drawing at the Gallery on Dec. 28th at 5PM.. I believe that Nyla Witmore : One of our Favorite Artists will have her Winter Exhibition All December with other Artists on display ; and I believe a few more of the Local Artists will be donating art to be raffled...
Nyla writes "THIS 8x10 PAINTING COULD BE YOURS. My gallery in Key West selected this painting to be raffled off WITH 100 % of proceeds to benefit SPCA animals. RAFFLE DATE
DECEMBER 28 at 5:00 pm. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. Each ticket $5 and you can buy more chances. Make out check to FKSPCA, Send to Gingerbread Square Gallery, 1207 Duval St. , Key West, 33040. "



Every Year the One Non Football Related Event during the Entire IWFFA Week is "An Evening of Monologues"

An evening of Monologues  - Kelly McGillis, actress in movies: Top Gun, Witness, The Accused -  will critique and direct original monologues written by women around the world to prepare for a live performance in front of an audience on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  The public is invited to join in the performances. Each monologue should not exceed two minutes and must be submitted to Kelly McGillis no later than January 10, 2019.


The New Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery Featuring Suzann D'Antonio "HeadShots"

Part 5
 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

C.J. Groth

More Guild Hall Artists Up Shortly.  Here are some of the Guild Hall Artists will are Featuring in Upcoming Weeks :  Ann Irvine, Pam Hobbs, Lynne Fischer, CJ Groth, Sonia Robinson, Mally Weaver, Thomas Avery, Chuck Hightower,Sue Ellen Crowley, Lawrence Halstead, David Hoot, Poochie Myers, Susan Sturtevant, ECG, Armida Averette, Eddie Pulido, Kathy Sage, Abigail White, Bob Slitzan, Teresa Willis, Jordan, Antonio, & Susan O'Neill.  Here is the Link to the Issue so far Dec 3 :
and Dec 10th. , Dec. 17th. and Nov. 26th 



WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433

Key West favorite Kim Gordon returns to the Key West Theater on January 18th with a brand-new cabaret that weaves beloved Broadway tunes and favorite standards with fresh, fun cabaret numbers.  
Kim Gordon: Music With Heart
 shakes things up with a unique musical mix that's funny, romantic, swinging and sexy. Proceeds from this rare solo concert and the champagne and dessert after party will benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys to provide help right here in our community. 
Show Details 
Kim Gordon: Music With Heart. 
Key West Theater | 512 Eaton Street | Key West, FL | 33040
January 18th, 2019 - Doors 7:00PM // Show 8:00 PM.   
Online OR at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St.


"A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs" from Groovy History
Many Readers have commented that they are really enjoying this Multi-Part Feature ; here are the Links to the First 16 Parts....
Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link    
Part 2 (  ) was in the Sept 10 Issue . Part 3 was in the Sept 17 Issue
 Part 4 was in Sept. 24
Part 5 Oct. 1
Part 6 Oct 8th
Part 7 Oct. 15
Part 8 Oct. 22 Pt. 1 
Part 9 Oct. 22 Pt. 2
Part 10  OCT 29 2018 
Part 11 Nov. 5th
Part 12 Nov. 12 
Part 13 Nov. 19 NOV. 19, 2018
Part 14 Nov. 26 
Part 15 Dec. 3
Part 16 Dec. 10
 Part 17 Dec 17

Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman on March 12, 1969, in a small civil ceremony-when Eastman was four months pregnant with their first of three biological children, Mary McCartney. Paul legally adopted Linda's daughter, Heather, from her first marriage and then the couple went on to have two more kids, Stella and James McCartney.
Sadly, Linda died on April 17, 1998, of breast cancer at the age of 56-years old. According to McCartney he and Linda spent less than a week apart during their entire marriage, (aside from McCartney's incarceration for drugs in Tokyo back in 1980). Paul later credited his wife as the woman who "gave me the strength and courage to work again", referring to his depression after the break-up of The Beatles. REDDIT
Pictured here are The Beatles back in 1960 after having just formed. The relatively small rock band began to make significant headway by playing in the "underground club scene" and embarking on several mini-tours throughout Hamburg Germany and all around Britain.  
original bass guitarist, Stuart Sutcliffe only stuck around for two years before deciding to leave the band and focus on his artwork. Sadly he collapsed in Hamburg on 10 April 1962 after having suffered from headaches and light sensitivity for days. He died in the ambulance while in route to the hospital. The official cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage. REDDIT
Clint Eastwood came from a wealthy background but did so poorly in school that he was held back; rumor has it that he never actually graduated at all. He tried his hand at acting and now he's a legend.  
Between the years of 1954 and the 1960s, Clint had minor roles in numerous films and TV shows and was often uncredited. It wasn't until the 70's that his work finally received major and positive reviews. He had another turning point in 1971 when he made his debut as a director for the film Play Misty for Me; the New York Post praised his performance and skills as a director. REDDIT
More of  Groovy History's " A Look Back at the 60's and 70's Through Photographs" Up Shortly 

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

 Welcome Home by Helen Kordon  Acrylic

Regal Elizabeth by Gabrielle Wilson Acrylic
Morning Sunrise by Neva Townsend

Have a Fin Time by Lucy Paige  Acrylic
More Winter Member's Show from the Key West Art Center

Jan. 23 - Feb. 2
WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102 
Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore
 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
We Continue with the Annual "Posh" Fund Raiser


  Come discover the magic of how Peter Pan came to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up and join us for a party in the courtyard after!
Click LINK1 for Ticket Info. & Special Pricing
& Skipper Kripitz 
 Holiday Gigs
Sunday December 23rd. @5pm,  the Gardens Hotel Jazz Happy Hour series will present Larry Smith, keybds., Christine Cordone, vocals, Joe Dallas, bass, skippo drums & special guest from Harrisburg, PA., Mr. Bill Perbetsky on trumpet.  
This extraordinary talent lineup will do a wide array of jazzy tunes, with a special emphasis on seasonal holiday melodies.  For more info, call the Gardens at 294-2661.

At Virgilio's on Christmas Day, Tuesday the 25th, from 9 PM, Tom Taylor, guitar & vocals, Marty Stonely, flute & saxes, & skippo on drums,  will entertain with rock & pop classics from the 70's up to the present.  Virgilio's is on Appelrouth Lane, behind LaTrat restaurant, 524 Duval.  Call 296-1075 for more info.




Eric's 2019 Calendar is filled with a rich collection of recent oil paintings so his work will be with you throughout the year.
This year's centerfold is the 'I AM' series - 28 archetypes from Eric's 2018 solo show, Without Within. THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT

$26 Each 2019 Fine Art Calendar is signed by Eric & available online or from these select stores: Books & Books and Salt Gallery Key West



Program Director Michael Tuckman
Paul Sanchez Actor in Platoon ; as well as Director and Co-Producer of
"Brothers in Arms"
Critic and Regular KWFF Host Joshua Rothkopf
Tom Berenger

More of the 2018 Key West Film Festival Up Shortly


Part 5 The Artists of Guild Hall


More Guild Hall Artists Up Shortly


Save the Date for 2019 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction
The 2019 Anne McKee Annual Fine Art Auction will occur on Wednesday, February 13th.  The auction will take place for the third year at The Studios of Key West.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar.  VIP seating is available for $50.  The auction preview will be from February 7th - 13th at The Studios of Key West.  The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10.000.       
The McKee art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.    Founded by longtime Key West resident and philanthropist, Anne McKee, the non-profit fund has awarded more than $265,000 since 1994.  Tickets are now available at

Part 2
2018 Annual Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"

Divinity by Kristen Norman Mixed Media

Rainbow Ribbons by Jasmine Jones Alcohol Inks / Embellished Resin

Island Hopping by Pam Hobbs Enamel on Canvas

Rocky Rooster by Craig Gray  Steel and Stone

Classical Forms by Mark Hedden  Photo

More "Look Upward to the Sky" TSKW Member's Show Up Shortly


Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609
Helen, Ben and Cole Send Holiday Greetings.  Helen is preparing for
an upcoming Exhibition; in the background are some of the works she is working on

WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504

Local Artist works on Sculpture for the Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational
The Key West Tropical Forest is partnering with The Studios of Key West which is hosting the "Tom Majors Wood Art Invitational". This is a month-long, island-wide celebration that will be held in March, 2019.  It will showcase the creative potential of wood, and by extension, a statement of faith that the intersection of humankind and nature needn't be disastrous, but can result in objects and experiences filled with beauty and meaning. The Studios of Key West, in addition to serving as the hub for the invitational, will host "With the Grain", an exhibition of contemporary wood artists from across the country.
As a part of the Wood Art Invitational, local artist, Perry Arnold is working in the Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden to create an art piece out of our "Champion" Black Olive that was felled during Hurricane Irma last September. The work is a 3-month project and will be a beautiful showpiece when completed. Please come out to the garden and watch Perry as he works on his sculpture.  The work site is located along the Garden's Boardwalk.
       The Key West Botanical Garden Society is still waiting on our FEMA reimbursement from the State of Florida for our cash outlay in restoring the Garden after Hurricane Irma. Because of this, our operating funds are very low and any contribution you could make at this time would greatly help the garden until our FEMA money comes through.

WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 305-396-4944


This Link will take you to the Shark Zen

Introducing Shark Zen!

Reef Relief is excited to introduce our new friends at Shark ZenAny purchases made through the following link give Reef Relief 20% of the sale.
Shark Zen helps those that love the ocean style their lives with ocean wildlife. Check out Shark Zen's premium ocean wildlife t-shirts, UV protective performance shirts, art prints, and more.
Here is the Link to the Shark Zen Site


Lois Songer sends regards and reminds us that their Two Large Outdoor Events are coming up Early Next Year with more details to follow soon : They are The Annual "Crafts Show" January 26 + 27 and The Annual "Old Island Days Art Festival February 23 + 24. Stay Tuned

 WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339

Meet Adam Scott Rote
December 24-27, 2018 
Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. 
Adam Rote will paint live in the gallery and unveil his newest series.
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or
at Key West Gallery

. To see a sampling of his Past Series / Projects & New Paintings visit The Key West Gallery; and view WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM &

Here is the Link to the Adam Scott Rote Page and then below that ;some of the Art that is Available through The Key West Gallery


 WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They have an amazing wide variety of Plants and Trees.


Steven K. Murray-Smith ; Everyone's Good Friend tells us :
Proudly fly your own Conch Pride Flag.  Locally made of heavy fade-resistant nylon, enjoy this 3' x 5' two sided flag....a symbol of our One Human Family. $99.00 and Shipping available.  
.  To purchase one for additional information email



Part 18 Continues  "Groovy History's"  A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs

Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve became lifelong friends after meeting and rooming together at Julliard back in 1973. Then, in 1978, they both became aliens that crash-landed into popular culture; Williams as Mork on the hit TV sitcom Mork & Mindy, and his best friend Reeve as the Kryptonian superhero himself, in Richard Donner's film, Superman
Reeve later recalled first meeting Williams in his autobiography,
 Still Me:  "I'd never seen so much energy contained in one person. He was like an un-tied balloon that had been inflated and immediately released. I watched in awe as he virtually caromed off the walls of the classrooms and hallways. To say that he was 'on' would be a major understatement. There was never a moment when he wasn't doing voices, imitating teachers, and making our faces ache from laughing at his antics. His name, of course, was Robin Williams."REDDIT
Audrey Hepburn, the doe-eyed British actress who starred in Breakfast at Tiffany's and became a film and fashion icon seemingly overnight. Over the years, Hepburn began appearing in fewer films and devoting more time to the United Nations Children's Fund. She became a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNICEF and worked in some of the poorest communities in Africa, South America, and Asia. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her efforts.  REDDIT
Grace Kelly spent six years as an actress during the 1950's before becoming the Princess of Monaco. But it wasn't just a career she had before becoming a princess, it was a whole life, filled with friends, flings, and even a rumored engagement to fashion designer Oleg Cassini.  
Letters surfaced years after her death that not only confirmed her engagement to the designer but also suggested she had a romantic relationship with Hollywood's legendary leading man, Clark Gable.
This 'suggestive' passage was written in 1953 while Grace Kelly was in East Africa filming John Ford's Mogambo, in which she was co-starring with Clark Gable. 'Yesterday we had a day off,' she wrote. 'Clark and I rode in a jeep for three hours to get to Bukoba, the nearest town on Lake Victoria. We had a horrible lunch . . . then a delicious swim in the Lake. We had to go in in our underwear. It was a riot as you can well imagine . . . 
Lyra Radford is one of the Principle Writers of this "Groovy History" Feature; You will also find the additional Authors from "Groovy History" in the Link Below.

Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".

The Groovy History Link
The Authors from Groovy History Link
Part 19 Next Week (Dec.31) More Photos from the 60's and 70'
Martha deePoo
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 
More of Part 1 of their Winter Members Show
Man Tan by Joan Cox  Oil on Canvas

Close Just Wait by Carol Rezba  Oil on Canvas

Royal Poinciana Close Up by Joanne Sloan  Acrylic

Aloher by Maggie Ruley  Oil
The Dec 31st Issue will have Part 2 of the Winter Members Exhibition at the Key West Art Center

WWW.GILDEA.GALLERY 522 Southard St. 305-440-3673
A few works of art in the Dec 31st Issue


WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 


City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Here is also the LINK for their events

January 19:  Super Heroes & Space Wars. Cartoon capers & fright night, Broadway & movie favorites, Beatles & classic rock.  ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, Islamorada

  For more information, please call Susan Bazin Middle School Band Dir. 305-453-1255 X 57380 follow us on facebook or check out our website at

We Continue with the Making of Platoon (Directed by Vietnamese War Veteran Oliver Stone) "Band of Brothers" YOU MUST CONTINUE TO THE LAST SEGMENT OF THIS FEATURE with a Stirring Re-Union with the Cast and the Young Vietnamese Actress that Played the Child in the scene where Tom Berenger has a Gun to her Head . I also include the 2.50 Minute Scene.

Check out the Critics Forum / Panel from Last Week Feature ; always one of the KWFF Highlight Events ; Click Last Week's Issue (Part 4) Dec 10 ; Then to Follow Below is (Part 5) 
 the Saturday Night Awards Party. Then Part 6 this issue (Dec.24) an Extensive Feature on The Making of Platoon "Band of Brothers" and then Part 7 of 7 (Dec 31st. Issue)  : The Awards Ceremonies (Just Like Being at The Hollywood Academy Awards ; EVEN BETTER since we know some of the people and the Previous 4 Days have been Hanging with ALL the Directors / Producers and Actors..

Part 6 The Making of Platoon "Band of Brothers Event

In the December 31st. Issues : Part 7  : The Awards Ceremony & A Few Pics from the World Premier of "1985" Co-Produced by KWFF's CEO & Founder Brooke Christian / And Few Pics of the Screening the "Last Race"

The Annual Awards Ceremony in Part 7 (Dec. 31st. Issue)

One More Segment from"Band of Brothers" not to Missed up shortly

WWW.KWLS.ORG 305-293-9291
Literary Walking Tours 10am & 4:30PM Saturdays

Inspired by David A. Kaufelt's original literary walking tour, the leisurely stroll through downtown Key West features the former homes and favorite haunts of some of our most well-known writers, including Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Elizabeth Bishop, as well as our lesser-known local talent.

Tours begin at the Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming Street (between Elizabeth and William streets), and last approximately 90 minutes. Cost is $30 per person. (Discounted rates available for current teachers, librarians, and students with valid ID.) Click Link for Additional Info :


 From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.

"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.  


"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow
(Bottom L) The Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation, which makes Fishing Dreams Come True, held a fundraiser at the Sidebar.  Shown are Chuck Jones, Mikki Gittins, Joe Trip, Krissy Wejebe and Dotti Clifford.
Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom R) Mary Ellen and Clayton Beattie went out to the Casa Maria to inspect the Sand Sculptures in this year's contest. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Top L) Nutcracker Key West Veteran Dancers Bret Whitney and Christopher McCauley return to Key West to again dance in this year's Christmas Ballet at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top R) It's Christmas and time for the Nutcracker Ballet.  Coming into town to dance at the semi-annual production at the Tennessee Williams Theatre are:
Susan Gartell, Isabel Jadick, Larrisa Tanis and Susan Vishmid. Photo by Pete Arnow.




The Dec 31st. Issue will have about 14 Jpegs of just a few of their Paintings and Photos. 


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions.  Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)

Islands Imagination & Instance Florida Keys Folk Art 7/6-1/9/19 Bryan Gallery
Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19

Islands Imagination & Instance Florida Keys Folk Art 7/6-1/9/19 Bryan Gallery

Updated "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad" Permanent Exhibition



JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS HANGING. OF COURSE YOU CAN ALSO GO BACK TO THE COMPLETE SERIES OF OUR ON-LINE COMPANION PIECE TO THEIR EXHIBITION TO SEE ALL THE WORK. THIS ISSUE STARTS PART 2 ; Of course ;  the Multi Part Look Upward to the Sky will have perhaps a 5 or 6 Week run due to the 140 Member's Entries and with Pleasure We Present Over Time into the end of January ALL The Works....


Members' Exhibition

Sanger, XOJ, Project & Lobby Galleries

Here are the December Artists in Residency at 607 Ashe St. ( Resident Cottages). Click the E-Mail Link Below for detailed info. on the  Artisans

(L) Lynn Benson from Leawood Kansas Visual Artist , (C) Sonya Chung  from NYC Author, (R) Brenda Zlamany from Brooklyn NY Artist

Next "FIRST THURSDAY" 1/3-31 with Opening Reception 6-8 PM on Thursday January 3rd.

"First Thursday of 2019 at TSKW" 1/3-31  ; Reception on Jan  3rd. 6-8PM (L-R) "Objects and Images from O" Sanger Gallery, "Glimpses Inside Personal Space" by Rhonda Bristol  XOJ Gallery, "Dual Visions" by Larry Blackburn  Zabor Lobby Gallery. Below "Portraits in Oil" by Annie Dillard Zabor Project Gallery
To Read additional Material on the January First Thursday Click this Link

Children's programs, outreach projects, events and exhibitions - it takes the support of our community to offer the kind of programs you've come to rely on. There's never been a better time to join or renew as a member. Find out about membership levels and benefits by visiting or calling 305-296-0458.

Just a few of the many Classes & Events  
Click this Link Below for additional material from one of their latest E-Mailers

We Continue with the TSKW Winter Member's Exhibition "Look Upwards to the Sky"

Grow by Sandy Sun  Clay Glazes & Underglazes 

Paradise Flown the Coop by Penny Garcia  Acrylic on Wood

Blue Monkey by Norbert Szilagyi  Acrylic

"Conch Life Room Divider" by Debbie Parfitt Fused Glass with Wood Divider
The December 31st Issue will have Part 3 of the TSKW Winter Member's Show "Look Upwards to the Sky"

Emily Berg  Emily@TSKW.ORG 305-320-0208


Literary Reading and Book signing
Spencer Wise & Bethany Ball - Emperor of Shoes & What to do About the Solomns
Emily Berg -
B'Nai Zion Synagogue - 750 United St, Key West, FL 33040
Thursday, January 17th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Spencer Wise and Bethany Ball, two incredible authors will read from and discuss their books, both of which explore the modern day Jewish-American experience. Book signing to follow. This Books and Books event will take place at B'Nai Zion Synagogue - 750 United St, Key West, FL 33040.



Literary Reading and Book signing
Caitlin Kunkel - New Erotica for Feminists
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Saturday, January 19th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Caitlin Kunkel will read from her book New Erotica for Feminists, a book of satirical, spicy vignettes, chock-full of tongue-in-cheek (yet safer for work than the title implies) smut about women in pop culture, literature, dating, and modern parenting.


Part 5
The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

These Next Two from Ann Irvine are part of her New WaterColor / Ink Series

Mor of Part 5 The Artists of Guild Hall Up Shortly

Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL


 855-378-6386 (855-3-SUNFUN)
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  

Click WOMANKIND Link for the Latest Edition of their very Informative E-Newsletter / Blog


Just a few of the Hundreds of Articles that the Blue Paper Has : Cumberland Key Doctor Honored for Charity Work, KW Police Chief Brandenburg Takes Oath of Office, Fla. Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting 12/12, 119th. Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at National Key Deer Refuge, Cruise Ship Crashes into Mallory Square Dock (Video), & 28th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar Lighted Boat Parade Set to Dazzle. 


  Dec 23. Christmas Show with Larry Smith & Friends, & New Year's Eve Show Dec. 30 Pat & Deb.  ALL SHOWS ARE 5p-7:30p 
Sunday, December 23, Jazz In The Gardens! Our Annual Holiday Show with Larry Smith & Friends, 5-7:30 pm 
Wednesday, December 26, Megan Clay, 5-7pm, Thursday, December 27, Valerie lam, 5-7pm
Friday, December 28, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm, Saturday, December 29, Valerie Elam, 5-7pm, Sunday, December 30, Jazz In The Gardens! Our special New Year's show with  at & Deb & Friends, 5 - 8:30 pm
Monday, New Year's Eve, Special to Cabaret with Nancy 3 Hoffman, 5 - 7 pm
Wednesday, January 2, Megan Clay, 5-7pm, Thursday, January 3, Valerie lam, 5-7pm
Friday, January 4, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm, Saturday, January 5, Valerie Elam, 5-7pm
Sunday, January 6, Jazz In The Gardens! Peter Diamond & Friends, 5-7:30 pm



SALT Gallery hosts Scott GruppƩ's "Songs from a Palette Knife" in December


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

 Link for Complete E-Mailer on the Coral

Mote-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres with grant announced by NFWF, NOAA and partners

Mote Marine Laboratory opens new exhibit at Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is excited to announce the opening of a new offsite exhibit, Coral Reef Exploration, at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. This permanent exhibit features three aquariums, interpretative displays and interactive kiosks, focusing on providing both a beautiful and educational view of the unique coral reef ecosystem of the Florida Keys and the challenges it faces.
On Nov. 30, Mote Marine Laboratory and the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, which operates the Discovery Center, hosted an unveiling of the new exhibit to the delight of invited guests. On Dec. 1, the exhibit opened to the public.
CLICK GREEN LINK for the Complete E-Mailer they sent out and the rest of this Feature.
More MOTE Next Week.

SEA TURTLE NESTINGS PLUS ARTIST RENDERING OF THE PROJECTED NEW AQUARIUM ON THE WEST COAST Here is the Link for the Complete E-Mailer that has these two Features and more Click MOTE3
One of the Latest E-Mailers from MOTE is Out and a few of the Features are Below to read the E-Mailer Click MOTE 40

Kevin Cooper Joins MOTE
Longboat Key Turtle Watch
(Top - Left) Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium President & CEO Dr. Michael P. Crosby is pleased to announce that Kevin Cooper has been selected for the new role of Mote Vice President for Communications & Strategic Initiatives (VP-CSI). Mr. Cooper is currently serving as the President of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and is expected to likely begin his official duties with Mote at some point during the 1st quarter of 2019 following an appropriate transition period at the Chamber. To Read the Entire Feature Click MOTE40

(Top Right) Mote Marine Laboratory staff thanked Longboat Key Turtle Watch (LBKTW) for their generous donation of $9,670 to Mote's sea turtle and education programs during a check presentation on Dec. 7 at Mote on City Island, Sarasota.

Mote staff are exceedingly grateful to LBKTW for nine years of annual donations and for their partnership in conservation of endangered and threatened sea turtles. LBKTW members monitor sea turtle nesting on the Manatee County portion of Longboat Key under the Marine Turtle Permit held by Mote's Sea Turtle Conservation & Research Program (STCRP), and they conduct education and outreach. Mote's STCRP has monitored sea turtle nesting and coordinated conservation from Longboat Key south through Venice for 37 years. To Read the  Entire Feature Click MOTE 40

2018 Art Garden
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
So Much Fun going ALL over their Gardens Looking for the Sculptures; They also provide a Map.  "

WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929  6631 Maloney Ave. #F


Florida Keys -
 United Way of the Florida Keys is seeking volunteers to assist with a free tax preparation program for households with limited incomes in Monroe County. Volunteers are needed to work as IRS-certified tax prep assistants or greeters. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed as tax prep assistants, greeters or translators.  
After attending a free, one day, hands-on training in early January, volunteers assist at tax preparation events scheduled regularly throughout the Keys, January - April. Volunteers' scheduling and location are flexible. (Translators are welcome but not required to participate in the one-day training.) 
Through this program, volunteers help fellow Keys residents maximize their tax return so they are better able to provide for their families, thereby making our community more affordable. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn, grow and serve.

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is designed to assist qualified taxpayers with completion of their annual tax returns and to ensure that limited income families receive every available benefit. UWFK is pleased to offer the VITA program through grants from Volunteer Florida and Wells Fargo.  
For more information about becoming a VITA volunteer, please contact or 305-735-1929. 
About United Way of the Florida Keys: United Way of the Florida Keys is an independent, local 501(c)(3) organization that has been supporting the Keys community for more than 30 years. UWFK supports strong working families and funds nonprofits that provide critical services to Keys residents. Money raised in the Keys stays in the Keys. United Way also plays a unique role in convening businesses, nonprofits and government to work together to address community needs. For more information, visit our website: or call (305) 735-1929. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
Four of the VITA volunteers from the previous tax prep season.
Rebecca Zehr, Director of Operations
United Way of the Florida Keys, PO Box 2143 , Key West, FL 33045, 305-735-1929
Media Contact: Leah Stockton, President / CEO . 


Allison Rich, Sr. Library Assistant, Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street, Key West, FL  33040, 305-292-3595


Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400
 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
Go to their Website and Facebook to see what animals are available for adoption. 


The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #) 

Suzie dePOO

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

We Continue with Part 2 of the Winters Member Exhibition in the December 31st. Issue


1401 Seminary Street for Amazing Plants, Flowers, & Tree Stock at Great Prices.


WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

Part 5 The Artists of Guild Hall


 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

We Continue with Part 5 of The Artists of Guild Hall in the Dec 31st. Issue

Here are the Links for the 2017/ 2018 Guild Hall Season and Many Photos of their Artists Work
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2 April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14 and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue


WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291



We Continue with Part 6 of 7 The Making of Platoon with the "Brothers in Arms" Film Event. This Section has a stirring Re-Union of the Movie Cast with a Child Actor that Portrayed a Very Young Vietnamese Village Child that has Tom Berenger Pointing a Gun Right Up to Her Head. It's an emotional experience that the actors have carried for decades. After these photos is the 2.50 Minute U-Tube Scene & Still Photo


The Executive Producers of "Brothers in Arms"

Platoon Director in Vietnam Oliver Stone

The December 31st. Issue will have Part 7 of 7 of the 2018 Key West Film Festival

WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433


(Formerly Called FAVOR)


Headshots by Susann D'Antonio Hanging ALL of December

New work by Susann D'Antonio is being presented at Frangipani Gallery.  This show is strictly for the birds as it is a collection of encaustic mixed media paintings portraying all types of common and exotic birds.  The paintings spotlight the bird's head only, suggesting an actor's photo portfolio.  Local favorite, the rooster, is center stage with other locals in the wings, the ibis, heron, pelican.  Other members of the cast have walk on parts, the peacock, parrots, the magnificent frigate.  Stage left are a supporting cast of fat little chick sculptures as the stand ins for the  main cast.  Join us for this fun birds-eye view and perhaps one of the birds will fly the coop with you. The curtain call for the show will be the end of December. To see additional paintings of Suzann's in addition to visiting the Frangipani gallery and both her and the Gallery's Websites Click the Dec 3rd Issue Link :


Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.
Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 305-440-059

The Next meeting will be the Key West Library Dec 3rd 11:30pm ; ALL are welcome.....


Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"


Nov. 19th. NOV. 19, 2018
 PT. 1 OCT 22, 2018 
 PT. 2 OCT 22, 2018
September 24 :
September 17 :
To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3


The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email 

WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 305-295-9797 3485 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
Also Here is my Facebook Page :


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 

Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries


Here are the Links to the Last 4 Photo Galleries



WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081

A Holiday Video from President Jonathan Guerverra

Dear Friends of FKCC,

From our College family to yours, we wish you a very joyous holiday season.  We thank you for your support, friendship, and patronage throughout the year.
FKCC has many exciting activities and initiatives planned in 2019.  We look forward to continuing to serve and to partner with you as the college of the Florida Keys.   

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year!

--Jonathan Gueverra, Ed.D
   President & CEO, Florida Keys Community College


WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531

Lonely and at Risk for a Heart Disease

How to Eat Well during the Holidays with a GI Condition

Finding time to Loose Weight

Click the Photo above to go the Page for Information; & That Page will also give you options for other Materials from LKMC





Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG 55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288


WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Sit Inside Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
Editor's Note : I look forward to taking some new Pics of some of the Chef's Creations as they come out of the Kitchen; and insert them shortly in their ad.. ALSO
Every Year Michael and Heather help out many of the Non-Profit Organizations by Hosting Dinner Parties. These Dinner Parties are Promoted by Mangia-Mangia and the Different Non-Profit Groups.  Michael and Heather wIll GIVE BACK 20% of the Bill to the Non-Profit Organization.  ALSO you don't have to be a member of the organization to attend; simply show up and sit with the Members; and once again 20% of your Bill will be GIVEN BACK to the Non-Profit Organization. Right now there are Evening Dates still available ; Call Heather at Mangia-Mangia


WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
   Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.
Kim Gordon's Annual Cabaret Show "Music With Heart" Jan. 18

Jefferson Starship

Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
January 11
Jan 13th Darr Williams


For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7

 JJ Grey & Mofro at Sunset Green Event Lawn on December 29th.

The Sunday Ramble Concert 1/6
The Wailers 1/10

TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at

(R) The Smallest Band in Key West Jan. 10 for more info

  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433



Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Here is the December Issue

Environmental Attractions Await Florida Keys Visitors

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing




ALSO : "Carmen by Request : A Musical Journey" 11/16 & 17
SPECIAL OFFER "DATE NIGHT : RENDEZVOUS AT THE RED BARN" Friday Dec 14 and 21st. 2 tickets for $70  to see "WITH BELLS ON"
WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

With Bells On 12/11-1/5, Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9, Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical 2/19-3/16, Meteor Shower 3/23-4/20
WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102

check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season.. Click Website Link

 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 


 Click LINK1 For more details


"Hampton's Art & Culture" in the Next few Issues will be back to Featuring Greater Detail in this Section. Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak

New Numbers and E-Mail 
Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019 
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions with Annamarie Giordano at Fort East Martello Museum

Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano, pictured right, in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays starting November 6 through December 11 at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Her three-hour workshops are held in the Museum's "White Room," a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels; sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, paid in class. For more information, contact Director of Education Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Some materials will be available on site for purchase if needed.

Artist and Vendor Call for Holiday Concert & Bazaar at the Custom House Museum
Jewelry makers, food-crafters, artists, and alchemists of all imaginings are invited to contact Key West Art & Historical Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at dholliday@kwahs.orgor 305-295-6616 ext 114 for opportunities to show and sell their creations at the upcoming Holiday Concert & Bazaar, Wednesday, December 19, from 5p.m. to 9p.m. at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The annual spectacular, which features many of the Keys finest artisans, musicians and choirs, and  a dazzling holiday light show, attracts many hundreds of happy revelers each year who come to shop and enjoy food, libations, and holiday cheer with friends and neighbors. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 
 Key West Art & Historical Society invites public to embark on a virtual journey aboard Flagler's Overseas Railway 
A year after Key West Art & Historical Society unveiled a newly renovated "Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway" permanent exhibit at the Custom House Museum, its virtual counterpart is now available to researchers, students, historians, history buffs, and Flagler fans all over the world.  The Society's new online exhibit, "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway Timeline," is a multi-media experience created by Annette Liggett, Brewster Chamberlin, and Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. that details the construction process of the engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West in 1912. Visit to explore the "Eight Wonder of the World," and check back for additional related online features and downloadable curriculum that will be launched over the coming six months. Supported by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island. (Image Courtesy KWAHS)

Key West Art & Historical Society presents "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" exhibit at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the legacy of one of the island's most clever visual artists with "Art & Puns: The Whimsy of Ferron Bell" in the Bumpus Gallery of the Custom House Museum located at 281 Front Street.  The exhibit runs through February 10, 2019.  The exhibit spotlights the quirky late artist's trademark visual wit and whimsy, featuring work from private Key West collectors, personal photographs, and newspaper clippings about the unique personality widely known for his off-the-wall and humorous creations.  
A self-taught artist, Thomas Ferron Bell began his career at the age of 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, moved to Fire Island Pines, New York when he was 21, later splitting his time and talents between there and Key West, Florida. Bell worked full time as an artist, cultivating his audience and frequently bartering and donating his work to fundraisers in the Key West community.
Up in a few Features the New Educational Director at KWAHS Kristy Callaway

by Alyson Crean
Photos by Alyson Crean







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(L) Joe Dornich is a PhD candidate in Texas Tech's creative writing program where he also serves as the Managing Editor for Iron Horse Literary Review. Joe's stories have won contests with South Central MLAFresher WritingMaster's Review, and Carve Magazine. In addition to writing, Joe is also taking a mail-order course in veterinary medicine. His mailbox is often filled with sick kittens.


for poetry - selected by Billy Collins
(C) A proud daughter of immigrants,Michelle PeƱaloza was born in the suburbs of Detroit and grew up in the suburbs of Nashville. She is author of two chapbooks,landscape/heartbreak and Last Night I Dreamt of Volcanoes. Her work can be found in places like New England ReviewVinylPoetry NorthwestPrairie Schooner, and The Collagist. Michelle lives in rural Northern California.


for a novel-in-progress
(R) Ross Feeler's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Potomac ReviewHypertextNew SouthStory|HoustonThe CommonArcadia, and elsewhere. He reads submissions for The Masters Review. In 2013, he received his MFA in fiction from Texas State University, where he now teaches composition and literature. From 2013 to 2014, he served as writer-in-residence at the Clark House in Smithville, Texas. He lives just south of Austin.




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