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Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 10, 2018

Swearing In KWPD's Chief Sean Brandenburg Plus Captain Randall Smith, Lt. Matthew Haley, & Sgt. Joseph Stockton

Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

One of the 3 December TSKW Residents is Isabelle Hayeur : A Brilliant Photographer / Videographer that specializes in Documenting the Radical Decline of our Waters.  You must go to her websites and visit her while she is in Key West.  In this Issue a few photos of her Presentation at TSKW.

Part 4 : The 2018 Key West Film Festival 

 Michael Cheval Visited Wyland Galleries in Key West. His Great Art can be Seen Year Round. More of his Visit Below.

Warner Brothers Official Gallery in The Keys; is again offering a few Iconic Limited Edition Prints through Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery (More Below)

The Next KWAHS Distinguished Speaker Series Features Fred Borch "The Lincoln Assassination & The Keys" 12/20 
Below the 12/15 KWAHS Cruise Aboard "When & If"
The Custom House Holiday Concert & Holiday Bazaar 12/19 5-9p

Three of the Many December Events from the KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society) More Below

Frangipani Gallery Opened a New Exhibition from Suzann D'Antonio Called "HeadShots"

The Latest E-Mailer Feature/Link from MOTE

(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)

"The Pier at Rebecca Shoals" Mally Weaver

"Hogfish Bar" by Thomas Avery
Pt. 3 Guild Hall Gallery Artists

Pictured here is Alfred Hitchcock, pioneer and master of the suspense and thriller genres. Oddly enough, Hitchcock never won a "Best Director Oscar" Award in his lifetime... even though he is now widely considered one of the greatest directors of all time. His companion here is none other than Leo the Lion, mascot for Hollywood film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as well as its predecessors, Goldwyn Pictures. Leo was featured in the studio's production logo. Since 1916 there have been seven different lions used for the MGM logo. Only the current lion (pictured here), who has been in use since 1957 (a total of 60 years), actually bore the name Leo. 
  Pt. 16 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"

Pt. 3 A Visit from Adam Scott Rote. The Key West Gallery Represents Adam Year Round 

The TSKW Winter's Members Show : "Look Upward to the Sky"

One of the Hundreds of Classes : Studio Time with Mike Rooney in January

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

"Melody" by Eliot Prescott Enlightened Metal with Glazes

"Midnight Watch" by Donna Coffin Hooked Textiles

2019 Florida Keys Council of the Arts : Members and Friends Show "Navigating New Waters".  Encompases the Entire Gato Building.  Part 4 of 6 in this Issue.

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

Pt. 3 of 3 Sean P. Callahan's Latest Exhibition "The Bear Show" at Dog Tired Studio on 1011 Whitehead St.   Must See Art

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 10, 2018 : Swearing In Ceremonies for KWPD Chief Sean Brandenburg-Cpt. Randall Smith-Lt. Matthew Haley-Sgt. Joseph Stockton, Isabelle Hayeur Presentation at TSKW, Pt. 4 2018 Key West Film Festival, Warner Brothers & Zazoo Once Again Have Iconic Cartoon Materials, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM & Their On-Line "Keys Traveler", TSKW & KWAHS has so many Holiday Events + Classes & Exhibitions, Frangipani Gallery Opens "Headshots" by Suzann D'Antonio, MOTE & Reef Relief, Pt. 3 The Artists of Guild Hall, A Sneak Peak of a few of the Features in Next Few Weeks, Links to Past Blasts, Pt. 16 "Groovy History's" : A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photographs, TSKW's Annual Winter Member's Show "Look Upward to the Sky", Pt. 4 Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Winter Member's Show "Navigating New Waters", Our "Hamptons Art & Culture Section" WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM ,

Pt. 3 Sean Callahan's "The Bear Show", IWFFA 1/24-29 Comes to Town Playing Women's Football Featuring The Kelly McGillis Classic & Her "An Evening of Monologues", Updated Key West Theater Section, Kim Gordon's "Music with Heart" 1/18, WWW.EQFL.ORG , The KW Library & FWC Present an "Informed" Presentation on Iguanas 12/19, Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction 2/13, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Link to Many News Articles-Photos-Videos, KW Tropical Forest & Bot. Garden Presents their Master Gardener Series 12/15 with Michelle Leonard-Mularz, Next "Artistain  Market" 12/16 at Higgs Beach "Holiday Shop Local", Conch Pride Flag, "Small Works" Exhibition at Gildea Gallery 12/10-24, KW Garden Club, KW Orchid Society

Bob Bowersox's Theatre XP "I'm Gonna Pray for you So Hard" 1/23-2/2, Waterfront Playhouse 12/11-1/6 "Peter & the Star Catcher", Larry Smith-Skipper Kripitz & Others Holiday Gig Schedules, Fringe Theatre Presents "Terri White on Broadway" 12/27-31, Eric Anfinson 2019 Fine Art Calendar, WWW.KWLS.ORG Presents Literary Walking Tours, WWW.JUSTDOITKEYWEST.COM 
 & Their Extensive Calendar of Events, "Preserve Island Life" ,"A Positive Step" 5K Run/Walk 12/15, Keys Community Concert Band Next Two 12/15 & 1/19 in Key Largo, 
WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM & their Hundreds of Photo Galleries & Extensive Calendar of Events, MCSO Animal Farm Open 2nd & 4th. Sundays, Next KWBG Mixer 12/12 at Speak Easy Inn & Rum Bar + Their "KW Deals & Discounts Hand Out Kiosks), "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, Next Week a Feature on the New KWAHS Education Director Kristy Callaway, 
WWW.KEYWESTWELLNESSCENTER.COM , The Next KWAHS "Distinguished Speaker" is 12/20 from Fred Borch "The Lincoln Assassination & The Keys", WWW.WOMANKINDKEYWEST.COM ,

  One of the 3 December Resident Artists from TSKW is a BRILLIANT Conservationist / Eco / Green / Save the Planet : Photographer -Videographer- Activist : ISABELLE HAYEUR, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM
 Lois Songer Reminds us about the Annual Outdoor "Crafts Show" 1/26 & 27 and the Annual Outdoor "Old Island Days Art Festival" 2/23 & 24, The Garden Hotel Presents Jazz in the Gardens on Sundays, Salt Island Provisions Gallery Presents Scott Gruppe, MOTE Marine Opens a New Off-Site Permanent Exhibition "Coral Reef Explorations" at The Keys History & Discovery Ctr. in Islamorada, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , The Key West Art Center, Tennessee Williams Museum, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Florida Keys Wildlife Society ( Formerly Known as FAVOR), WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG  : Protecting the Keys,
Marc House Plant Store selling Christmas Trees

Helen and Ben & Cole Harrison Send Holiday Greetings, Bingo Wednesdays on the USCGC Ingham Museum, Aids Help CC,
WWW.MYFWC.ORG , WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM , Fla. Health Monroe Co., FKCC, LKMC, The truman Little White House, Sanc. Friends Found. of the Fla. Keys, WWW.CFFK.ORG , KWT Brings in Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Jefferson Starship, WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM , & More


 Swearing in Ceremonies

It's with Great Pleasure that I Lead of this Issue with the Swearing In of 4 Outstanding Police Officers Including the New KWPD Chief Sean Brandenburg

We'll have Part 2 of 2 Up Shortly ; Including the Swearing in of Captain Randall Smith, Lt. Matthew Haley, and Sgt. Joseph Stockton

International Sand Art Competition Held Every Year at the Casa Marina Hotel WWW.SANDARTKEYWEST.COM 305-896-5503

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 305-294-4857 The Annual "Paws" FundRaiser at The Audubon House
The Annual TSKW Winter's Members Show "Look Upward Towards the Sky".  ALL 3 Floors are Used; with Over 140 Works of Art. WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458
"The Age of Aquarius" by Maggie Ruley
The Winter Members Show at The Key West Art Center WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

The Annual Marc House Table Top Christmas Tree Auction.  MC by Tom Luna WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG 305-294-9526. The Plant Store 1401 Seminary St. 305-296-9556; Right Now Selling Christmas Trees

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 will 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 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 

Part 4 of a Multi-Part / Multi Week Featuring ALL the Art on Display  FOR THE 2019 MEMBERS AND FRIENDS SHOW "NAVIGATING NEW WATERS"

"Love" by Carrie Disrud  Acrylic on Canvas

"White Geraniums" by Ineke DeRAAD  Acrylic

"Heliconias" by Aaron Wright  Acrylic

"Black Plumerias" by Aaron Wright  Acrylic

"Pretty in Pink" Beryn Harty  Photo on Canvas

"In Spring A Young Bug's Thought Turn To....." by Beryn Harty  Photo on Canvas

More "Navigating New Waters"  Members and Friends Show at The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Up Shortly


Part 4 the 2018 Key West Film Festival

Friends John and Erin
KWFF's Ruth Reitan ( The Dir. of The Short Film Collections)
Hosts a Friend of mine from almost 40 years ago; we worked together for Studio 54 Steve Rubel & Ian Schrager.  Marsha Stern was the Musical Consultant for the Movie "Studio 54"
We had An Amazing Time : Hey Marsha if you see
Tom Finn ; tell him I say Hi.

WWW.WYLANDGALLERYS.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
One of my Favorite Artists you must go to Wyland and See his Amazing Art; simply Brilliant.  Michael Cheval was in town a few weeks ago.

To see Many of Cheval's Works Go back to Recent Issues : Oct. 29 Issue Link : OCT 29 2018  and the Oct. 22 Pt. 2 Issue Link  and the Nov. 5 Issue Link & Nov. 12 
More of Cheval's Visit 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
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is hosting an FWC Biologist led presentation on Iguanas on  Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00pm.  Learn about their origins in the Keys and how their presence is impacting the area.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.  
EDITORS NOTE ; I'LL BE AWAY FOR THIS; BUT HAVE WANTED TO FIND THE RIGHT MOMENT TO USE MY MAGAZINE TO HELP THE IGUANAS as Part of the Unfashionable and Unpopular View of NOT KILLING THEM.  What's the Deal Key West Residents : The Iguanas have been here for Thousands of Years ; and just like the Rooster , and our Coral Reefs make Key West Unique.  They are beautiful and are elaborate ; and the tourists love them..So what if they eat a few Plants in your garden ; or make a small a amount of bathroom waste ( All  outdoor Animals Do)..They have cute children that need protection from us and Cats, Dogs and Birds..I have spectacular gardens ( My favorite Hobby); yet the 7 regular Iguana visitors to my house and pool only eat 1 type of flower from the 30 different varieties planted.  I do believe they help control bugs. They have no diseases that our Pets or Humans can get.  My Iguana Friends come for a snack every day . I have 2 that actually come into the Lobby of the House ( The Door is Open since I seldom use A/C ; being a few blocks from the Ocean)...They wait for me to look at them ; since my attention is always at the computer Editing the Magazine. After making eye contact I go to the fridge take out snacks and feed them. They eat and leave; they never stay and chat... The 
mass public that will blindly get swayed by the few that can make money on killing Iguanas ; it sickens me how we as a so called Eclectic / Cool / Friendly to All;  and can be so Blind to this peaceful creature....and I am so tired about hearing about Invasive species that are not from here. WELL WE ARE NOT FROM HERE..The Keys : Get a Grip; what harmless beautiful Living Creature we will we make extinct next?  I plan on getting a group together to Save the Iguana; call me at 954-448-4324 or Write Ed Krane EK10@AOL.COM .. I will have asked Allison and Michael to read a brief message from me at the meeting ; perhaps they will; but if not this is going out to 7965 weekly...Please forward this to others..If I had a little more time I would show you some pics of the Inguana Kids ( They are so cute); maybe next week..Ed



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.

 305-296-0440  1102 Duval St.  Last Week The Frangipani Gallery Opened a New Exhibition Featuring the Works of Everyone's Good Friend Suzann D'Antonio called "HeadShots".

More of HeadShots Up Shortly

Part 3
 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Here is the Ann Irvine Wall

Here is the Pam Hobbs Wall

Here is one of the Lynn Fischer Walls

"Tropical View"

"Mangoes in Paradise"
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 Last Week's Dec 3rd Issue


2018 Annual CandleLight Walk to the Key West Aids Memorial
WWW.AHMONROE.ORG 305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.
Click the Dec 3 2018 Issue to see the Lead Feature from Last Week

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.


This Issue PART 3 OF 3 ADAM SCOTT ROTE'S LATEST VISIT TO THE KEY WEST GALLERY. Here is a Tease of what's To Come a Few Features Down....

"Wizard of Oz : Flying Minions 27 X 36
"Wonderland Dreams Limited Edition Canvas with Finish 24 X 32
"Yoko Ono Rose" Limited Edition on Canvas 26 X 40

We start Part 3 of 3 a Few More Features Down


"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 15 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
Pictured here is actress and singer Cybill Shepherd who became a fashion icon after being named "Miss Teenage Memphis" during the Memphis Model of the Year contest back in 1966. Soon after, she went on to become a spokesperson for L'Oreal and graced the covers of many popular magazines.
The American model and singer, turned actress, landed some of her better-known roles throughout the 1970s. In 1971 she was cast as Jacy in The Last Picture Show, she played Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid in 1972, and then she got the role of Betsy in Taxi Driver in 1976. From there her popularity continued to bloom, she spent a chunk of the 1980s as Maddie Hayes in the popular show Moonlighting, before landing her own show Cybill which ran from 1995-1998. PINTEREST

Before becoming the First Lady, Jackie Bouvier almost married another man; World War II veteran and Wall Street Banker John Husted. She was just 22 years old at the time and quickly grew to hate the idea of becoming a housewife. By March she called the whole wedding off and mere months later started dating John F Kennedy who was a U.S. congressman at the time. She met Kennedy at a dinner-party in Georgetown, and the two hit it off. The couple had been dating for two years when he proposed, they were married in September of 1953. REDDIT

Irish-born actress and singer was famous for her fiercely passionate roles and fiery red hair, not to mention her creative alliance with Western Director John Ford. She worked with Ford on numerous films along with longtime friend John Wayne. She was one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She co-starred alongside Charles Laughton in Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn in 1939. Then moved to Hollywood the same year to co-star with him again in the production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After that, she was given a contract by RKO Pictures and had a long, successful career as "The Queen of Technicolor".
Some of her more famous films include; Miracle on 34th Street, Rio Grande, The Wings of Eagles, The Parent Trap, and The Rare Breed. She retired from show business in 1971, but not before starring with Wayne one last time in Big Jake. She re-emerged 20 years later to appear with John Candy in Only the Lonely (1991). WIKIPEDIA
As the LA Times so eloquently put it, "Leonard Nimoy's music blurred line between man and Vulcan." Out of the many records that Nimoy released both under his real name and as Dr. Spock, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" (1968) just may be the most iconic. It's Spock's ode to "The Hobbit" and just may very well be the ultimate anthem for Science Fiction/Fantasy fans across the universe. It was kind of hard to tell if he was going for novelty or not but he dropped the Dr. Spock persona the same year and did his own cover of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" and John Hartford's "Love Is Sweeter". REDDIT
What many don't realize nowadays, is lifestyle guru Martha Stewart modeled in her teens and early adulthood to help pay for the portions of her education that her scholarship didn't cover. She became very successful even though it was treated as just a part-time job. She got gigs from major brands including Chanel. She then traded photoshoots for the stock market after landing a graduate role as a broker on Wall Street after college. It wasn't until restoring a farmhouse from the 1800s and launching her own catering company in 1976, that really set her "lifestyle career" in motion. REDDIT
More " A Look Back at the 60's and 70's Through Photographs" Up Shortly 
Jan. 23 - Feb. 2
WWW.THEATREXP.ORG 302-540-6102 
Starring Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore

Limited Opening Night tickets for 12/13 still available!  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
Smith Holiday  Gigs

Larry will also be at the following places to help spread holiday cheer.

December 9, Sunday 10am,  
Old Stone Church's Coffee House, 
Eaton Street, Key West
December 9, Sunday 5:15pm and 6:45pm  
Key West Theater 
Eaton Street Christmas Stroll
Holiday Songs featuring Christine Cordone, Kristin MacNamara, and Joe Tripp
Dec 19, Wednesday 7pm 
The Custom's House Community Christmas 
with Larry Smith, Christine Cordone, and Skipper Kripitz.
December 23, Sunday 5:30pm 
Holiday Jazz with Larry Smith, Christine Cordone and Skipper Kripitz 
The Gardens Hotel, Angela Street, KW

For more information:  



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


Part 4 of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts "Navigating New Waters

"At the Reef" by Mark Yeoman Acrylic
"KW Rooster" by Mark Yeoman Acrylic
"Pink Lady" by Aaron Wright Acrylic 
"Sunrise / Sunset" by Joanne Sloan  Joanne Sloan
"Sea" by Giannina Morales Oil on Canvas

More of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts Members & Friends Show "Navigating New Waters" in the  Dec. 17th. Issue

Student Documentary Shorts : Here is the Director of "Unwelcome" Ida Theresa Myklebost

More of the Key West Film Festival Up Shortly

Part 2
WWW.WYLANDGALLERYS.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
One of my Favorite Artists you must got to Wyland and See his Amazing Art; simply Brilliant.  Michael Cheval was in town a few weeks ago.

In the next Few Issues we'll show you some of Cheval's Works. Of course ; go to Wyland and Michael Cheval's Websites


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

We Continue with the Artists of Guild Hall
The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Sonia Robinson Wall

"My Heart Belongs to You"

Mally Weaver Wall

"Us 1" Photo by Mally Weaver

"Hogfish Bar" by Thomas Avery

SueEllen Crowley Wall

Susan Sturtevant


Part 2 of the Swearing in Ceremonies

Captain Randall Smith

Lt. Matthew Haley

Sgt. Joseph Stockton

A few more Photos Up Next

WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
KEY WEST - The Key West Botanical Garden Society presents Master Gardener, Michelle Leonard-Mularz to begin its 6-month Speaker Series on Saturday. December 15, 2018 at 1:30pm in the Toppino Nature Chapel.  Michelle will speak on "Gardening in the Keys and the Master Gardener Program".  An Environmental Horticulture Agent for UF/IFAS, Monroe County Extension Service,  she has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Horticulture with a minor in Entomology and is also a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.  The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, Stock Island.  For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit


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

Adam Scott Rote was in Key West for his Fantasy Fest Exhibition 
Here is Part 3 of 3 Featuring His Visit and some of the New Work ; as well as his Classics

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

"KW Noir The Green Parrot"  Limited Edition on Canvas   22 X 30

Curt Cobain Mixed Media on Canvas 25 X 25
"Madonna True Blue" Limited Edition on Canvas 25 X 25 
"Marilyn Gold Lame" Hand Embellished with A Piece of the Autantic Dress Design 36 X 26
More of the Key West Gallery's Adam Scott Rote Offerings with a Few Fairly Daring Pieces Up Shortly
The last few weeks we had Features from the Super Boat International's 38th Annual Key West Championship Here are the Links : 

Also go to their Facebook Site to see some really amazing shots done from their Helicopters and other Fantastic View Points (Like their 4 Story Broadcast Box) and other Great Shooting Locations and Equipment.

WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 305-296-6166

Part 3 of 3
 Sean P. Callahan's DOG TIRED STUDIO a Few Weeks Ago Opened "The Bear Show"

Click to see Part 1 of this Exhibition from the November 26th. Issue..  Here is Part 2 Dec 3rd Issue
   You must go in person to Sean's studio and see first hand the Art

Here is Part 3 of 3 : The Paintings and Photos from the Nov. 10th. Reception & Exhibition "The Bear Show".
Of course go to Sean's Studio to see some Stand Out Popping Images. The featured Artists : Chris Lopez, Gregory Little, Sean P. Callahan, Estaban Machado, Elizabeth St. Hilaire, Mark Errol, Jonathan Hoenscheidt, Kristen Norman, Bruce Collins, & A Few More.

"KW Cigar Cottages by Jonathan Hoenscheidt

Elizabeth St. Hillair
Sean Callahan Wall

"Miss Mary's Invertabray Hat" by Sean Callahan  WaterColor on Aqua Board
"Sanctuary" by Sean Callahan  WaterColor on Aqua Board


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They now have Christmas 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 16 Continues of "Groovy History"  A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs

Lynyrd Skynyrd was one of the greatest bands of the 70's. This photo was taken near the Hell House just outside of Green Cove Springs, Florida. The band originally formed back in 1964 as My Backyard in Jacksonville, Florida. Then they became The Noble Five and One Percent, before finally choosing "Lynyrd Skynyrd" in 1969. With signature songs like "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird", they popularized the Southern rock genre all throughout the 1970s. Tragically, two band members and a backup singer died in an airplane crash in 1977, at the peak of their success. But that didn't stop the band from selling over 28 million records in the United States. The surviving band members reformed in 1987 and Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to tour and record. WIKIPEDIA
Pictured here is the iconic Liz Taylor, lounging seductively on the set of the film Giant, back in 1956. Taylor has always been just as famous for her love life as her films, with the most scandalous of her relationships being with Eddie Fisher. Eddie Fisher was married to Taylor's best friend Debbie Reynolds when they began their affair shortly after her own husband, Mike Todd died.  Fisher was more than happy to be there for Taylor in her time of grief, unfortunately, that meant completely stepping out on his wife Debbie, and leaving her to raise their children alone. All of Hollywood was stunned by Fisher and Taylor's betrayal, they were crucified by the press. REDDIT

Pictured here is a somewhat perplexed looking Colonel Sanders posing with a thoroughly amused Alice Cooper. This photo was taken sometime in the 1970s.In 2014, when asked about this strange encounter, Cooper recalled; 
"Here comes this nice old man in a white suit," said Cooper. "Suddenly I realize that this is the Hannibal Lecter of chickens. I have the death of exactly one chicken on my hands, and this guy has a score of 10 billion. Yet everyone loves this guy, and hates me for being a chicken killer! The irony of the two of us being in the same room at the same time was not lost on either me or the Colonel."  REDDIT
Pictured here is rocker Joan Jett munching on some fries back in 1977. Jett was a co-founder of The Runaways, in 1979 she pursued a solo career and teamed with the Sex Pistols on a few songs. Then she formed Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, recorded new material in addition to re-releasing her older fan favorites like "I Love Rock n' Roll" and "Bad Reputation".   In recent years, Jett has had her songs featured in several films and television shows including, The Runaways, Baby Mama and Shrek. While Jett still plays live, touring extensively she is actively involved in signing new musicians to her record label, Blackheart Records. REDDIT
Pictured here is progressive rock genius of Genesis, Peter Gabriel, and the king of grunge rock Kurt Cobain. SInce the photo was taken Gabriel has gone on to continue is enormously successful music career. But sadly the same cannot be said about Cobain. He's become infamous as one of the most famous and shocking rock star suicides of all time. In 1994, Lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of "Nirvana" shot himself in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun. It was two days before his body was found and he was only identifiable by his fingerprints. At just 27-years old his battle with depression and drug use overtook him. He left behind wife Courtney Love, daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and a successful career. REDDIT

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
Next Week more Photos from the 60's and 70'

WWW.GILDEA.GALLERY 522 Southard St. 305-440-3673


 Pt 3. Adam Scott Rote's Latest Visit to The Key West Gallery
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339
. To see a sampling of his Past Series / Projects & New Paintings visit The Key West Gallery; and view WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM &

The Following Works are Available from The Key West Art Gallery

"Mic Jagger Limited Edition on Canvas" Limited Edition on Canvas  25X 25

"Miller's Tale" Mixed Media  Variation 33 x 59; Also Available in 20 X 30

"Pin Up Celeste" Original Acrylic on Canvas 27 X 36
"Playboy with Pacino with Pacino Signature" Limited Edition on Canvas 24 X 30

"Prince" Original on Acrylic WaterColor / Pencil on Canvas 30 X 30
More Adam Scott Rote Up Shortly

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


City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Here is also the LINK for their events

A Positive Step's 5K Rudolph Red Nose Run on December 15 is Final Southernmost Run of the Year

Don your festive holiday running attire, affix your ruby-red nose, and join in the 11th Annual A Positive Step 5K Rudolph Red Nose Run, taking place Saturday morning, December 15, and starting and ending at the Southernmost Beach Café.
Pre-race packet pickup is Friday, Dec. 14 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Southernmost Beach Café. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate, and the first 100 registrants receive a free t-shirt.
Saturday race day check-in starts at 7:00am with 8:00am start time. After the race, participants and friends are invited to wind-down and celebrate with refreshments, fun, prizes and a huge silent auction.
The A Positive Step 5K Rudolph Red Nose Run is presented by A Positive Step of Monroe County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Monroe County's highest risk kids and their families since 1999. Proceeds from the run support two of APSMC's programs, the Idle Hands Summer Youth Employment Program and the Southernmost Fatherhood Initiative; donations are tax deductible.
Don't miss the final southernmost run of 2018! Sponsored by Keys Federal Credit Union, Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, United Way of the Florida Keys, Key West Waste Management, 5 Brothers Grocery & Sandwich Shop, Key West Sunrise Rotary Club, Centennial Bank, Key West Southernmost Runners, and the Southernmost Hotel Collection. For more information, online registration, or to download a snail-mail registration form, visit

Part 3 Swearing in Ceremonies

KWPD's Reverend Steve Torrence

The Honorable Judge Mark Wilson with Chief Brandenburg and Chief Donie Lee

KWPD's Alyson Crean

Thanks Alyson for the Excellent Year Round Material for the Magazine


Next Two Concerts
December 15:  Holiday Suite Treats Stories and Santa, holiday music sing-along, children's ballet troupe and handbell ringers. ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, Islamorada
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


Next Week 12/17 Part 5 & Perhaps Part 6  on 12/24 of the BEST EVER Key West Film Festival
 Will have the Screening of "Brothers in Arms",  "The Last Race", "1985",  The Awards Party and The Awards Ceremony

Special Guest Star Tom Berenger Appearing with Critic / Commentator Joshua Rothkopf and "Brothers in Arms "Director / Co-Producer Paul Sanchez

The Annual Awards Ceremony


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 :

 The Dec 17th. Issue will have the 2019 Emerging Writer Awards----------------------

 WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339
"Vargas Tribute : Buttercup"  Original Acrylic with WaterColor Pencil on Canvas  20 X 30

"Vargas Tribute : Cinnamon" Original Acrylic with WaterColor ? Pencil on Canvas  

"Walking in the Rain" 27 X 36

"Madonna : Limited Edition Unique" 46 X 30


WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300

Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :

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

 Next Mixer : Dec. 12th. Speak Easy Inn & Rum Bar 1117 Duval Street
"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
The Studios of Key West is displaying painted 'Conch Crackers' decorated by fourteen Key West Artists.  The conch crackers will be auctioned off and funds received will benefit Nutcracker Key West. Photo by Pete Arnow.
Marianne van den Broek and her Just Sand & Water LLC again ran her international sand sculpting competition at the Casa Maria Beach following Thanksgiving. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Daughter mother team Sydney and Nikky Gauche open their new second location for Pacific Jewelers on Fitzpatrick Street. Photo by Pete Arnow.
The City of Key West proclaimed December 1, 2018 as World AIDS Day. Key West City Mayor Teri Johnston presents to proclamation to Reigning King of Fantasy Fest and Friends of the AIDS Memorial President Larry Blackburn assisted by Key West City Commissioner Clayton Lopez. Photo by Pete Arnow.




" WHAT PRICE TICKETS "   FINE ART PRINT ON CANVAS SIGNED BY ARTIST RONNIE WOOD ( Taken Yesterday ; James & Jason Hard at Work just finishing their Holiday Windows
The December 17th. Issue will have about a Dozen of their Iconic paintings and photos.
Here are some fun Warner Brothers cartoon holiday gift ideas
 for someone special or to treat yourself...

" The Rabbit of Seville " Bugs Bunny Serigraph Cel based on an image


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
Next Distinguished Speaker Fred Borch "The Lincoln Assassination & The Keys" 12/20

Updated "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad" Permanent Exhibition


More Events and Exhibitions in their other Weekly Feature Section Up Shortly Including the New Look Henry Flagler and His Overseas Railroad Exhibition.
Special Cruise ONLY $60 ( Members) + $70 (Non Members) 12/15
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series guest Fred L. Borch to share insights on "The Lincoln Assassination and the Florida Keys"
DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS I had to Edit this Feature; this sounds so Interesting
On Thursday, December 20, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Fred L. Borch to the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. His 6:00pm presentation, "The Lincoln Assassination and the Florida Keys," provides insights into the murder of the 16th President of the United States and the imprisonment of four of the accused at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. 
On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln in Ford's Theater. After Lincoln died the next day, the government rounded up seven men and one woman and charged them with conspiring to murder the president. In July 1865, the eight defendants were prosecuted by a military commission. All were found guilty. Four were hanged and four received terms of imprisonment-which they served at Fort Jefferson. 

A retired Army officer and lawyer, Borch is currently Regimental Historian and Archivist for the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, the only full-time military legal historian in the U.S. Government. He was a consulting historian for the 2010 dramatic film "The Conspirator," directed by Robert Redford, and appears in the 2011 documentary film, "The Conspirator: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Lincoln," directed by Tom Jennings. 
Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at, click 'tickets." Early ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust, Southernmost Beach Resort, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Danielle Holliday at 305-295-6616 ext114. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.





Members' Exhibition

Sanger, XOJ, Project & Lobby Galleries
Exhibit fee: $25 per work / Artist retains 75% of sale price.

(L) Lens Based Artist from Quebec Canada Isabelle Hayeur, (C) Artist Researcher from Sao Paulo Brazil Breatriz Chachamovits (R) Writer / Choreographer  from Philly, PA. Andrew Simonet ..Next week ; we'll have a few Photos from this SRO Turnout from the Nov. Residents on the Porch Potluck
 After The Books and Books Feature WE WILL HAVE PHOTOS FROM ISABELLE HAYEUR'S Presentation Last Week at TSKW . You Must visit her website as well as click her VIMEO page for some amazing Videos. WWW.HAYEUR.COM & WWW.HAYEUR.COM
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.

"Look Upwards to the Sky"
As we prepare for our final push to burst through the roof - and build our long-awaited roof terrace here at The Studios - we find ourselves looking upward quite a bit lately. Whether it's the endless blue of an ocean-colored tropical sky, the stars overhead as you bicycle home at night, or a spontaneous rainbow after a mid-afternoon shower, we invite artists to consider the simple act of looking up as metaphor for a future filled with creative possibility.

**Please note: there is no need to submit an intent to exhibit for this show. However, due to the holidays, drop off and pick up dates are firm.**
sponsored by Gallery on Greene
painting by Suzanna Fields, AIR

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


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


Reading and Book signing
Andrew Simonet - Wilder
Emily Berg -
Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Tuesday, December 11th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
A presentation and book signing with Andrew Simonet, author of Wilder. Simonet, who will be an Artist in Residence at The Studios of Key West in November and December, will offer, "13 Thoughts on Writing and Fighting." This timely talk, geared towards teens and adults will include excerpts from his Young Adult novel Wilder, stories from his life, and reflections on masculinity and violence. Both funny and serious, Simonet offers a thoughtful and interesting take on the subject of toxic masculinity.


There are so few People in the World that helps make a difference in Saving the World.  Our Magazine tries hard to honor and promote the Local people and organizations that helps make a difference.  Isabelle Hayeur is a World Famous Photographer / Videographer that for Three Decades now has documented the Radical and Drastic DECLINE and POLLUTION of our Worlds Waterways.  Her Work is Brilliant ; in the TSKW Sections there are Links to her work; and she is one of the three visiting Studio Resident Artists so for the next few weeks you can visit her.

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 16 Skipper & Friends, Dec 23. Christmas Show with Larry Smith & Friends, & New Year's Eve Show Dec. 30 Pat & Deb.  ALL SHOWS ARE 5p-7:30p 
Thursday, December 13, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, December 14, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, December 15, James King, III, 5-7pm
Sunday, December 16, Jazz In The Gardens! Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 5-7:30 pm
Wine Class: Tuesday, Dec 11; 6-7:30 pm; RSVP 305-294-2661. $20 PP Limited seating!


The Next Exhibition will start with Reception on Thur. Dec. 6th. 5-8pm
SALT Gallery hosts Scott Gruppé's "Songs from a Palette Knife" in December

For the month of December, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., will feature a new collection of colorful oil paintings by eccentric local artist Scott Gruppé. To celebrate Scott's new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6th.
Scott Gruppé has oil paint in his blood. The fourth-generation artist was born in Boston, lived in Europe for ten years and has called Key West home since 1990. In his almost twenty years in Key West, Scott has had over 11 solo shows and is also represented by several galleries in the Northeast. He has worked on glass, plexiglass, wood, foam core, tile, matte board and canvas. He is not just prolific, he is successful: the growing momentum of Gruppé's popularity has allowed him to commit full-time to his art. His customers span the globe from Chicago to Finland, China and the Ukraine. And many may recognize him as the face behind the canvas outside the popular Hemingway House.
Scott's figurative expressionism is often referred to as "poetry in motion." When clients ask him to explain his edgy work, we've heard him quote Fellini: "Don't tell me what I'm doing, I don't want to know." There is simply no other art that compares with a Scott Gruppé painting.
            "We are so excited to get Scott's epic bursts of color up on the walls at SALT," says gallery owner Laura Richardson. "His paintings are so alive with frenetic energy and somehow familiar yet provocative at the same time. What better way to end the year than with an artistic bang?"
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine, and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Scott's work will remain on display until Jan. 3rd. For more information, call 305.517.6088 or visit


 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.


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


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. Pet Pics with Santa in Marathon Dec. 5th. at Keys Animal Hospital 11425 OverSeas Hwy.

Our 5th Annual Parade of Paws is here! Join us for this family & dog friendly event. There will be a dog parade starting promptly at 10am where all in the community are welcome to parade their pups (costumes encouraged!) followed by a Holiday Bazaar where local vendors will showcase their businesses. This is the perfect place to get some last minute holiday shopping done! 
Interested in being a vendor? We have 30+ spots for local vendors to sell their goods to a crowd of 300+ attendees. For more information and applications please contact Tiffany at or at (305) 294-4857.  We will see you there!!  This event had to be edited go to their Facebook Page for additional material.


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 




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

 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
I hope you are enjoying the Multi-Part Multi-Week "Artisans of Guild Hall 2018 /2019 Season"
"The Pilar at Rebecca Shoals" by Mally Weaver
"Hogfish Bar" by Thomas Avery

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



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 will be presented at Frangipani Gallery's opened on December 7th during the First Friday Upper Duval Art Walk.  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.

Grey Heron
"Headshot #1 Ibis"
"Headshot #2 Ibis"

Heart (Encaustic)

Susann D'Antonio, left, and her husband Bobby, showcase their "Neptune's Reef" winning entry during the Pier House Pretenders in Paradise Costume Competition Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Key West, Fla. The contest was one of about 50 events during Key West
Susanne D'Antonio maneuvers her giant boot costume down Duval Street late Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, during the Fantasy Fest Parade in Key West, Fla. The culminating event of Key West's annual costuming and masking festival attracted more than 60,000 attend


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


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

Here are the 3 Major Features from their Latest "The Pulse" I don't have the URL Link ; so I will simply Link the Pages from these Features
Click the Verbiage Above to go to 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

John Waters December 16
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
January 11


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

Christmas Rocks 12/15 with Joe Tripp & Destin Montgomery
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)

 Explore history while at sea aboard the "When and If" sailing vessel with Key West Art & Historical Society
On Saturday, December 15, lovers of history and seafaring can enjoy an illuminating two-hour excursion aboard the historic sailing vessel, "When and If," a uniquely historic 76 year old yacht built for General (then Colonel) George S. Patton in 1939. 
Originally commissioned by Patton with the intention of sailing around the world with his wife Bea, the "When and If" was designed by celebrated marine architect John Alden, and built by FF Pendleton, both for racing and safe, comfortable, and luxurious family voyaging. 
Passengers on the December 15 voyage can enjoy wine and cheese on the open water while learning about the fascinating history and 21stcentury restoration of the classic yacht from the vessel's Captain and crew. 
Tickets for the historic sail, which embarks from Stock Island Marina Village at 7005 Shrimp Road at 1:00pm (12:30 check-in), are $60 for Society Members, $70 for non-members. Space is limited to 28 passengers, so early registration is recommended. Sponsored in part by the Helmerich Trust. For tickets and more information, visit, click 'tickets,' or call Danielle Holliday at 305-295-6616 extension 114. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

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.

by Alyson Crean
Photo by Alyson Crean
The Trophia Foundation is continuing its effort to help re-green Key West in the wake of last year's hurricane. The foundation recently donated 26 trees to the City of Key West as part of their promise to replenish the city's canopy following Hurricane Irma. This recent donation includes four royal poinciana trees, four wild tamarind, four white stoppers four Jamaican capers, six autograph trees and four seven-year apple trees.  The trees were planted in various locations, and several were placed in the 17thStreet median park, which was largely denuded by the storm.  Trees donated by the Trophia Foundation since the storm grace Old Town, Bayview Park, Spottswood Park, 14th St. and Boog Powell Drive parking area.  





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