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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 17, 2018

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
December 17, 2018

SouthernMost Car Club Show in Key West Sun. Dec 16 (More Below). Thanks Dick Moody for Organizing these Great Shows. Although this has past due to not getting this issue out on Sunday. Let's leave these and more Cars Below In.

Lynn Benson : Visual Artist
Sonya Chung : Author
Brenda Zlamany : Artist
TSKW On The Deck Residency Pot Luck Dec 19 (More Below in TSKW Sections)

FKCC Holiday Party Provides Toys for Children (This and a VFW Donation Feature in the Two FKCC Sections this week)

Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery ; has a few Certified & Numbered Iconic Muhammad Ali Prints

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow.  Above is the Annual "Nutcracker Suite" (More Below)

National Homeless Person's Memorial Day Dec 21 ( Read All About It in the Weekly City of KW Section)

Part 5  : The 2018 Key West Film Festival 

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

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

KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society) Had their Annual "Back in Time" FundRaiser and Todd Feit shared these Two Photos ( More Below in the KWAHS Sections)

A few of our Very Talented Musical Performers Tell us their Holiday Gigs Including Larry Smith & Skipper Kripitz

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

Books and Books Presents Rosalind Brackenbury Dec 18th. (More Below in the TSKW Sections)

The Next KWAHS Distinguished Speaker Series Features Fred Borch "The Lincoln Assassination & The Keys" 12/20 
The Custom House Holiday Concert & Holiday Bazaar 12/19 5-9p

Two of the Many December Events from the KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society) + the New Director of Education : Kristy Callaway (More Below)

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

"Key West Confrontation" Lawrence Halstead

"Puppies in Paradise" C.J. Groth
Pt. 4 Guild Hall Gallery Artists
Gumby, the classic claymation franchise about an oddly shaped green humanoid character and his sidekick is Pokey, a talking orange pony that everyone fell in love with-naturally. Crafted by Art Clokey, the character has gone on to have two television series and a feature-length film so far. Gumby has become a cultural icon, having spawned various tributes, parodies, and tons of merchandise. It is no surprise that a revival of the show was announced in 2015. The new Gumby series is still in the works and will be co-produced by the Jim Henson Company. PINTEREST
  Pt. 17 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"

The TSKW Winter's Members Show : "Look Upward to the Sky" Below Just 1 of 140 Works by Lucy Paige "Summertime"

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

"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

"Sailing Off a Different Shore" by Gail Miller  Collage

"Mono Mangroves" by Jaynie Zenisek  Acrylic

2019 Florida Keys Council of the Arts : Members and Friends Show "Navigating New Waters".  Encompases the Entire Gato Building.  Part 5 of 5 in this Issue.

The Turtle Hospital in Marathon Rehabs and Releases another Turtle

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 Annual Marc House Table Top Christmas Tree Auction ; MC'd by Tom Luna (Pics Below)


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7965  Weekly.  In this Issue December 17, 2018 : TSKW (The Studios of Key West) & KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society) have so much going on,   WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM ,
WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM & Their On-Line "Keys Traveler", Frangipani Gallery Opens "Headshots" by Suzann D'Antonio, , Our "Hamptons Art & Culture Section" WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM ,  FKCC Gathering Many Toys at their Annual Holiday Party + VFW Donates, Zazoo Fine Art & Photography Brings Lots of Iconic Works to KW, Pt. 17 of "Groovy History's" A Look Back at the 60's and 70's through Photographs, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, The City of KW Announces that Dec. 21 is "National Homeless Person's Memorial Day" & Plans Activities, Part 5 of 5 The Florida Keys Council of the Arts "Navigating New Waters" Members & Friends Winter Exhibition, Pt. 5 of 7 The 2018 Key West Film Festival, KWLS Emerging Writers Awards & KWLS Walking Tours,

Pt. 3 Michael Cheval Visits Wyland Galleries in Key West, KWAHS "Back in Time" Pics + Next "Distinguished Speaker" 12/20 "The Lincoln Assassination & The Keys from Fred Borch, Skipper Kripitz & Larry Smith's Holiday Gig Schedule, South Florida Symphony Orchestra Next is "Porgy and Bess" 1/19, Books & Books Present Rosalind Brackenbury 12/18, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , KWAHS Welcomes Kristy Callaway the New Education Director, MOTE & Reef Relief, LKMC Latest E-Newsletter Link, Waterfront Playhouse "Peter & The Star Catcher 12/16-1/6 & Bob Bowersox and Melody G. Moore Theatre XP "I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard" 1/23-22, Pt. 4 The Artists of Guild Hall, Pt. 1 of TSKW Winter Members Show "Look Upwards to the Sky" + Plus Next "First Thursday" Jan. 3 ( and although the TSKW Members Show will be down; our Magazine will still be in the Middle of a Multi-Part / Week On-Line Exhibition of ALL 140 Works), 

The Turtle Hospital in Marathon Rehabs and Releases Another, The Key West Theater Next Sunday Ramble "1/6" + Updated Schedule, 
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM has many Local News Features / Photos & Videos, Still a Few more Days to Donate Bikes + MCSO's Sheriff Ramsay & the Troops and KWPD Helping out as usual for the Holidays, Next MCSO Animal Farm Opens Jan 13., Past Blasts & a Sneak Peak at Upcoming Features, Trophia Foundation Donates Trees, AnnaMarie /Bill & Ophelia  Send Holiday Greetings + Her Weekly Tues. "Life Drawing Workshop takes OFF for the Holidays, KW Library & FWC has a Presentation on Iguanas 12/19, GingerBread Square Gallery & Nyla Witmore Donates a Painting for Raffle Founding the FKSPCA, WWW.IWFFA.COM Women Playing Football in Key West Attending from Around the World 1/22-29 + Kelly McGillis Classic + McGillis "An Evening of Monologues", KWAHS Honors Brewster Chamberlain,

WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM , WWW.EQFL.ORG Fringe Theatre Presents "Terri White on Broadway" 12/27-31, Eric Anfinson 2019 Fine Art Calendar, Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction 2/13, Helen/Ben & Cole Send Holiday Greetings, WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM
 , Bill Mack & Gary Welton at The Key West Gallery Dec. 27-31 with Special Annual NYE Party, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG ,  Marc House Annual Table Top Christmas Tree Auction with MC Tom Luna, Havana Cabana still has a few Holiday Party Spots Open, Gildea Fine Art Gallery's "Small Works" Exhibition 12/10-24, KW Garden Club & KW Orchid Society,  
"Preserve Island Life", "Last Stand" : Protecting The Keys, Keys Community Band Schedule, Karen Wray's "Collections" Gallery, The Gardens Hotel Next Sunday Jazz Dec 23 with Larry Smith / Skipper Kripitz & Friends, "The Experiment in Living" , Scott Gruppe at Salt Island Provisions Gallery,United Way Helps with Taxes, 
KW Wildlife Ctr.,  
Tennessee William Museum, 
Bayview Park Green Market Thursdays, Next Artisan Market Now at Higgs Beach Jan. 13, 

 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, Sanc. Friends Found. of the Fla. Keys, WWW.CFFK.ORG , KWT Brings in Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and Jefferson Starship, WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM , & The Custom House Holiday Concert & Bazaar 12/19, Isle Cook KW, & More


We start our Dec 17th Issue ; a Day Late ; Working Around the Clock for this Tuesday Afternoon Publish Date ; Enjoy Ed.  Our First Feature is Part 17 of Groovy History's " A Look back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs 

Goldie Hawn began her acting career in the short-lived CBS situation comedy Good Morning, World. She played a stereotypical "dumb blonde" character who was dating a radio disc jockey.
It was her next role, as a regular cast members on the sketch comedy show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, which broadened her reach and garnered her some international attention. The show ran from 1968-1973 but she had already established herself as something of an "It Girl" in the 1960s so at the show's conclusion she had no problems landing roles. Her first major film role was in Cactus Flower (1969), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. From there the bombshell kept churning out roles and earning awards and Goldie's still rocking it today.  REDDIT
Next up would have to be his voice role as Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King. But aside from his iconic voice, Jones is an amazing onscreen actor. Literally, one of the best actors in American history with a pile of awards to prove it. He has a career spanning more than 60 years now and has been accurately described by his peers and fans alike as, "one of America's most distinguished and versatile actors" in the industry. Believe it or not, Jones had a stutter he forced himself to overcome in his childhood by reading poetry, acting, and public speaking. Now after winning the the Voice Arts Icon Award back in November 9, 2015, it's safe to say Jones has conquered that stutter. REDDIT
Babe Ruth hit 659 of his 714 career home runs during his 15 seasons with the Yankees, his last season with them was in 1934. About a year later he retired from the game entirely, after a stint with the Boston Braves. Then on June 13, 1948, Babe Ruth's No 3 was retired by the Yankees. This was the legendary baseball player's final appearance at Yankee Stadium- which is commonly referred to as "The House That Ruth Built." Two months later, on August 16, 1948, the Ruth died from cancer  REDDIT
American singer, songwriter and record producer Marvin Gaye is credited with helping to shape the sound of Motown back in the 1960s. During the 1970s, he along with Stevie Wonder became the first artists to break away from traditional production companies. Gaye recorded the concept albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On. It was Gaye's later recordings that ended up influencing several contemporary R&B subgenres: quiet storm and neo-soul. On April 1, 1984, tragedy struck when Gaye's father, Marvin Gay Sr., fatally shot him at their house in Los Angeles. Apparently, the two had been arguing and it escalated into a physical fight that ended with Gaye's father shooting him three times. Then he went outside and awaited his arrest on the front porch. Gaye Sr. was given a divorce by his wife of 49-years in addition to a six-year suspended sentence and five years' probation for the shooting. REDDIT
Phoebe Cates starred in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" in 1982, and she was later quoted as saying that she had the most fun in filming that movie. The following year, she co-starred alongside Matthew Modine and Betsy Russell in "Private School". She also sang on two songs its soundtrack, "Just One Touch" and "How Do I Let You Know".
Other big roles Cates landed was the first two Gremlins movies and 90's favorite, "Drop Dead Fred". She was a teen icon, her face was on the cover of just about every popular magazine: Seventeen, Tiger Beat, and Teen Beat to name a few.  REDDIT
More Groovy History's "A Look back to the 60's & 70's Through Photographs Up Shortly

Part 1 "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)

"Space Beyond" by Yolanda Maloney

Key West by Land or By Sea by Lori Kjos

Bloom by John Martini  Bronze

Parasailing at Sunset by Bob Slitzan Photo on Metal

Coco Night by Rita Poore  Watercolor

Green Sea by A.D. Tinkham  Oil
Grasp by Nicole J McLaughlin Acrylic-Spray Paint & Resins


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.

Jon Crane 305-293-7342 : Maria Jones 305-394-7395
WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-289-2351
Sheriff Ramsay and MCSO Troops Help with the Collection and Transport of Bikes
 and lets segway into MCSO
WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300

Sheriff Ramsay & Troops helping with the Marc House Volunteer Christmas Party

Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Due to Holidays the Next is Sunday Jan. 13.
Let's Continue with our Law Enforcement Material

Last Week We Featured
 Swearing in Ceremonies

 The Swearing In of 4 Outstanding Police Officers : The New KWPD Chief Sean Brandenburg Captain Randall Smith, Lt. Matthew Haley, and Sgt. Joseph Stockton. If you go to the Dec 3rd Link you'll be able to see many Photographs


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

"DOLPHINS OF GLORY" by Abigail White Acrylic
The Winter Members Show at The Key West Art Center WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

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. This Issue will have Rare Muhammad Ali & Frank Sinatra Photos

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 

Part 5 of 5 
Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

 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

"Afternoon in the Garden" By Virgina Reinhard  Acrylic

"Out of the Ashes" by Suzann D'Antonio  Encaustic & Mixed Media

"Angel Eyes" by Eliot Prescott EnLightened Metal

"Midnight Watch" by Donna Coffin  Hooked Textiles

"Prince" by Eliot Prescott EnLightened Metal

"Orchids" by Gabrielle Wilson  Acrylic


Part 5 of 7 : The 2018 Key West Film Festival

The Saturday Night Annual Awards Party at San Carlos

More 2018 KWFF 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.

L to R: FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, Samuel's House Executive Director Kim Stover,
FKCC Vice President of Advancement Dr. Frank Wood, and Samuel's House Deputy Director Tara Salinas.

Faculty, staff, and friends of Florida Keys Community College brought dozens of toys for local children to the College's annual Caribbean Holiday Party on Tuesday hosted by FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra and his wife Josephine. The toys were donated to Samuel's House, a Keys-based non-profit organization that offers housing and supportive services for homeless women and intact families.
"The faculty, staff, and friends of the College are more than just employees who do their jobs and collect a paycheck.  Their generosity at times like these demonstrates their commitment to help the less fortunate in our community," praised Gueverra.

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.  

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.


Last 2 Weeks we did a Feature on the New Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery Featuring Suzann D'Antonio "HeadShots" Click Dec 3 Link to see the feature of course go to their websites but of course visit the Gallery to be really impressed. and Dec 10
 305-296-0440  1102 Duval St.   The Frangipani Gallery Opened a New Exhibition Featuring the Works of Everyone's Good Friend Suzann D'Antonio called "HeadShots".

Part 4
 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Looking for a Sign by Mally Weaver

Flamingoes by Mally Weaver

Afternoon Anchorage by Lawrence Halstead

Fireflies Across The Pond by Lawrence Halstead

Key West Confrontation by Lawrence Halstead

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. , and Nov. 26th 


Carol Tedesco sent us these two Todd Feit Photos as well as writing some description from the Event 

Historian, author, and archivist Brewster Chamberlin, center, pictured with Key West Art & Historical Society Executive Director Michael Gieda, left, and Board President Shirrel Rhoades, right, received the 2018 Scotti Merrill Preservation Award at the Society's annual "Back in Time" fundraising gala on Wednesday. The award honors those who dedicate themselves to preserving the cultural heritage of the Florida Keys, with special emphasis on the Custom House, a building that underwent a 9-year, 9-million-dollar renovation spearheaded by Merrill, the late philanthropist and founder of the Dogwood Foundation. 
Clare Angermann, Lynda Frechette, and Mary Ellen Beattie embraced 1940's era glamour at the annual Key West Art & Historical Society "Back in Time" fundraising gala on Wednesday. Event proceeds support the ongoing preservation needs of Key West's architectural crown jewel, the historic Custom House, now celebrating its 127 
anniversary.  (More from the KWAHS Up Shortly)
ALSO at the Very End of  this Issue : Welcoming the New KWAHS Education Director : Kristy Callaway. Last week we said goodby to Adele Williams ; Click Dec 10 Issue Link 


Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 
We now continue with the Final Part of "Navigating New Waters" The Winter Member Show  at Gato; will be hanging for at least another Month.

"Sea Fan Jungle" by Laurie Richardson  Acrylic on Canvas

"This Once was a Home" Fran Decker  Acrylic on Canvas

"Fly" by Sandy Sun  Clay and Glazes

"This Way" by Suzann D'Antonio  Encaustic & Mixed Media

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
With those dimpled cheeks framed in curls, little Shirley Temple sang, danced, and acted her way into the hearts of America during the Depression. By six years old she had already won an Academy Award. She even starred in a movie with future president Ronald Reagan before leaving show business to embarking on a political career of her own. She ran for Congress, served as United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, and played a critical role in hastening the end of communism in Czechoslovakia. REDDIT
Sir Sean Thomas Connery is one of the most decorated and celebrated actors of all time. The Scottish native has won Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe awards. Sean Connery is most known for being the first ever actor to play the character James Bond on the big screen. He starred in the first seven James Bond films, from the very first movie, Dr. No, to Diamonds Are Forever. Dr. No was filmed in Jamaica and England; it was adapted from a book of the same name by Ian Fleming. Although Connery's last appearance as James Bond wasn't as smooth as the others. Reports say that he demanded over $1.5 million to resume the role. It took a deal with United Artists to finally make it happen. They promised to back any two films he wanted if he'd just play James Bond again. So he did. REDDIT
Actress Heather Locklear was on the television series C.H.I.P.S, T.J. Hooker, and the movie Firestarter. But she got her big break when she landed a role in Dynasty in 1981. After that she appeared in various film roles throughout the 80s and by 1993 she landed another recurring role on the hit show Melrose Place. She became a part of the cast of Spin City and in 2009, she appeared on a new version of Melrose Place. PINTEREST
It was on March 24, 1958, when the King, Elvis Aron Presley entered the United States Army. He then went through basic and advanced training and ended up serving as a member of two different armor battalions during his active military career. Presley was sent overseas to serve as a member of the 1st Medium Tank Battalion, 32d Armor in Germany from October 1, 1958, until March 2, 1960. On March 5, 1960, he left active duty and returned to the states. It wasn't until March 23, 1964 that he received his discharge papers from the Army Reserve and went back to his music career. REDDIT
Pictured here is the beautiful Julie Newmar as Catwoman in the Batman television series. Sporting a tight one piece and armed with a bullwhip, the provocative thief had quite the love-hate relationship with Gotham's hero. It was Newmar who was responsible for modifying the Catwoman costume. She wore the belt at the hips instead of the waist, to accentuate her hourglass figure. Now her Catwoman costume sits on display in the Smithsonian Institution.
Julie Newmar went on to establish an immensely successful career since her Batman days. She is still going strong as an actress and has become a supporter of LGBT rights. She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing organization in 2013. PINTEREST
More of  Groovy History's " 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

Turtle Hospital staff is all smiles as they returned Jovanavich, a 150 pound sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle to her ocean home on Tuesday evening off of Sombrero Beach in Marathon.  Jovanavich was rescued by the US Coast Guard Marathon Station, offshore of Marathon in December of last year where she was found entangled in trap line.  Veterinarians and Turtle Hospital staff worked hard to try to save Jovanavich's injured front flipper using everything from class 4 laser therapy to ancient live leech therapy.  Unfortunately, Jovanavich's flipper was too far gone and had to be amputated.  Jovanavich recovered from the amputation surgery and was in good health and swimming strong.  3 flippered turtles are releasable and survive in the wild.  A special shout out to US Coast Guard Marathon Station, for their compassion and commitment to helping sea turtles survive!   It takes a village!  
Release photo credit Larry Benvenuti.

  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
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

On Saturday December 22nd @5 pm,  the CRZBs Consort (instrumental) band plays Salute restaurant, on the sunset patio at Higgs Beach. They  appear again, two days later for Christmas Eve, Monday the 24th, @6pm at Blue Heaven.  Featuring Joe Dallas- acoustic bass, Mark Rose- saxes/flute, Chris Burchard- guitar,  & skippo- drums, the Consort will perform a mix  of classic jazz, funk/ fusion, Brazilian,  plenty of originals , & some Metheney, Herbie, Chick, Jarrett,  & Scofield tunes.  Call 292-1117 for more info.

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



We Continue with Saturday Night's Annual Awards Party at San Carlos
More of the 2018 Key West Film Festival Up Shortly


Michael Cheval was in town a few Weeks ago :
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.   Go to Past Blast Links in the Middle of this Issue to see many photos I took of his Art . Of course go to the Gallery and both their websites..

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


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

Morning by Linda Fife  Acrylic

Fish Camp #5 by Sonia Robinson  Mixed Media

My Keys West Panic Attack by Leah Peeks Wax and Acrylic

Moonlight Feels Nice by Phyllis Bennett  Ceramics

Flower Burst by Ranae Moore  Mahogany Seed Pods, Acrylic, & Wood

Blue Sky Space by Rhonda Bristol  Mixed Media
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


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

The Susan Sturtevant Wall & Next Three are from Her

Up Shortly Glass Paintings by David Hoot

By the Time the december 17th Issue was sent out ; this event had past ; still Great To see some Classic Cars
Sunday Dec 16th. 11am - 3pm Key West Harbour

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

"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

WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They now have Christmas Trees.
Last Week Tom Luna was The Auctioneer for the Annual Marc House Table Top Christmas Tree Auction held at the Margaritaville Hotel
More Marc House Auction up Shortly

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



We now Continue with the 2018 TSKW Winter Member's Show "Look Upwards To the Sky"

Star Stream by Marge Holtz  Beaded Quilt

Eyes to the Sky John Johnson  Raku

Dancing Cranes by Arlene Brush  Acrylic on Canvas

Mermaid by Zel Bandler Dawson  Ceramic

Look Up by Jackie Sanchez  Steel

Next week in the December 24th. Issue Part 2 of "Upwards Towards the Sky" Winter Members Show at TSKW


Part 17 Continues  "Groovy History's"  A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs

A policewoman plays duck-duck-goose with children in Harlem, NYC, New York, US in 1978. Photo taken by the legendary photographer Leonard Freed. Source: Reddit.
 This classic old-school photograph features an NYPD officer taking a break from chasing criminals to play an innocent game of Duck Duck Goose with a group of local kids spending their summer vacation on the streets of Harlem. PhotojournalistLeonard Freed is the man responsible for capturing this awesome, smile-inducing moment in the summer of 1978.
Helen Mirren is a Shakespearean actress and an award-winning machine. She is one of the few to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting: Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award.  
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007, (after two previous nominations), for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. She won an Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Audience in 2013, in which she also portrayed Elizabeth II. Then she took home the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 2015 for her Broadway performance in the play. Mirren has gone on to win three consecutive BAFTA Awards for Best Actress, several Emmy Awards, and in 2003, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for Services to the Performing Arts. REDDIT
Prince was one of music's great innovators, his integration of various styles like funk, R&B, rock, new wave, soul, and psychedelia helped to change the way pop music was made. His undeniable musical talents paired with his wide vocal range and his flamboyant stage presence made him a pop-culture phenomenon.
Prince is one of the best-selling artist of all time with over 100 million records worldwide. Over the course of his career he won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for his film Purple Rain. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 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
Part 18 Next Week (Dec. 24) More Photos from the 60's and 70'

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


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


Check out the Critics Forum / Panel from Last Week Feature ; always one of the KWFF Highlight Events ; Click Last Week's Issue Dec 10 ; Then to Follow Below is Part 3 of 3 for the Saturday Night Awards Party. Then Part 6 (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 3 of 3 In this Issue : The Awards Ceremony Party

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 "Brothers in Arms" Screening & Event had Many of the Film's Actors Inc. Special Guest Star Tom Berenger Appearing with Critic / Commentator Joshua Rothkopf and "Brothers in Arms "Director / Co-Producer Paul Sanchez. That's next Week in Part 6 (Dec. 24)

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


Part 5 of 5 : The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Members and Friends Show "Navigating New Waters"

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

"Having Been There" by Deborah Goldman Collage

Bob Slitzan

"Color Me Key West" by Jane Washburn Oil Board

"Follow the Season" by Tony Gregory Acrylic

"Marilyn Connected & Content" By  Rhonda Bristol Acrylic on Canvas

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 :


WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300

Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Next is Sunday January 13 1-3PM

 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
(L-Bottom) The Monroe County Fire Rescue and paramedic squad was on hand at the Airport to welcome the school children for their annual Christmas visit.

)R- Bottom) These Children were enjoying being on this beautiful float for the annual Key West Holiday Parade held last Saturday evening before a large crowd.

(L- Top) Children rush to get cake and cookies at Mayor Patterson's Christmas Eve gathering in the ballet production of Nutcracker Key West.
R- Top)  Big Community supporters Bob and Lynda Frechette came out to support the annual Florida Keys Council of the Arts Holiday bash held at the Southern Most House.





" Cassius and the Kid "   
Keystone Archives via Getty.

June 4,1963. American heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay in a one round non-title fight with 6 year old Patrick Power. Young Patrick is taking boxing lessons in order to combat bullies at home. Two weeks later Cassius Clay defeats Henry Cooper by TKO at 2:15 in round 5 of 10 in Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom before a crowd of 35,000. 

Presented as a limited edition, fine art print on  archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge. Authorized by Muhammad Ali Enterprises.
 Muhammad Ali
Size is approx. 42" x 33" Framed - $1495

Limited Edition of only 21 prints, with 2 Artist's Proofs and 
2 Printer's Proofs, for a total edition of only 25 prints.  Three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, is famous for his lyrical charm and boasts as much as for his powerful fists. In 1999, Muhammad Ali was crowned " Sportsman of the Century " by Sports Illustrated ," Sports Personality of the Century " by the BBC and GQ Magazines  " Athlete of the Century "

Please call me at 305.294.8925 or
 to order your " Cassius and the Kid " Fine Art Print today
 and secure an early edition number.
Here is just one of about 12 Photos and Paintings we'll have in the Zazoo Section Next Week.....



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.
Up Shortly More from KWAHS plus a Special Section about the New Director of Education fow KWAHS Kristy Callaway


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 1 ; 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

Meet the December Artists in Residency at 607 Ashe St. ( Resident Cottages) Dec 19  6-8 PM Click the E-Mail Link Below for detailed info. on the Event and 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

 After The Books and Books Feature WE WILL HAVE PHOTOS FROM ISABELLE HAYEUR'S Presentation a few weeks ago at TSKW (Encore Presentation) . 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.

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 Roz Brackenbury - The Lost Love Letters of Henri Fournier
Emily Berg - Books & Books @ the Studios of Key West - 533 Eaton St, Key West 33040
Tuesday, December 18th 6:00pm - 7:30pm 305-320-0208
Rosalind Brackenbury will join local author Jessica Argyle for an in-conversation event to discuss her latest novel The Lost Love Letters of Henri Fournier.


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 23. Christmas Show with Larry Smith & Friends, & New Year's Eve Show Dec. 30 Pat & Deb.  ALL SHOWS ARE 5p-7:30p 
Wednesday, December 19, Megan Clay, 5-7pm, Thursday, December 20, DARK, 5-7pm, Friday, December 21, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm, Saturday, December 22, DARK, 5-7pm, 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.aturday, December 29, Valerie Elam, 5-7pm. Sunday, December 30, Jazz In The Gardens! Our special New Year's show with Pat & Deb & Friends, 5-7:30 pm


Click Green Links for additional Info..The Experiment in International Living hosted a Welcome Back event on Nov 4 for 39 students from Monroe County who traveled abroad on their international programs last summer. During the event, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort Hotel in Key West, students had an opportunity to tell their stories, connect with each other and share photos in addition to learning how to translate their summer abroad experiences into essays for college applications.
Twenty-three students received partial merit-based scholarships through The Experiment's exclusive Global Leaders Essay Competition.  For the third year, The Experiment is holding Global Essay Competition in Monroe County, offering a range of scholarships and financial aid to winners for their experiential summer abroad programs. The deadline for entry is January 15, 2019. Thirty-five winners will be announced on February 15, 2019.
Stephanie Genkin
Media & Content Strategist
World Learning
1015 15th Street NW | 5th Floor  | Washington, DC 20005
 C: 917.991.1285
Editor Note : I have no first hand knowledge or contact of this group; they contacted me a few months ago ; and said they ran a few meetings at a few Upscale hotels ; One with a local Rotary Club and said there were a few local Monroe Co. Meetings the Marathon HS and Local Rotary Club.  In the Materials they sent ; there seemed to be lots of Meetings and Presentations at local Schools.  In fact I'm late in inserting this material with some important group meetings that has past ; however there is time before Deadline "Global Essay Competition  in Monroe Co.".  So please before participating look carefully and should there be any info. I should know for a Post Insert ; please let me know so I can get into the Dec 24th Issue..

The Next Exhibition will start with Reception on Thur. Dec. 6th. Jan 3rd.
SALT Gallery hosts Scott Gruppé'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

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. 
Next week we'll have lots of photos from the Annual Fundraiser "Paws"

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 
Starting in the December 24th Issue ; we'll have their Winter Member's Show featuring 100 plus Art Items.




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

Below are some Glass Paintings by David Hoot

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 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. 

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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

L to R: FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, Samuel's House Executive Director Kim Stover, FKCC Vice President of Advancement Dr. Frank Wood, and Samuel's House Deputy Director Tara Salinas.
 Faculty, staff, and friends of Florida Keys Community College brought dozens of toys for local children to the College's annual Caribbean Holiday Party on Tuesday hosted by FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra and his wife Josephine. The toys were donated to Samuel's House, a Keys-based non-profit organization that offers housing and supportive services for homeless women and intact families.  
"The faculty, staff, and friends of the College are more than just employees who do their jobs and collect a paycheck.  Their generosity at times like these demonstrates their commitment to help the less fortunate in our community," praised Gueverra.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Key West Post 3911 presents $2,000 to FKCC for the VFW Ed Moran Memorial Scholarship.  L to R: VFW Senior Vice Commander Mark Tobin, FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, FKCC students/ Moran Scholarship recipients Isabel Fernandez Cardenas and Garret Lanier, VFW Commander Abe Conn, and VFW Quartermaster Ken Thompson.

The Southernmost Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) donated $2,000 to the Florida Keys Community College Foundation to support the "VFW Post 3911 Ed Moran Memorial Scholarship." Established in 2015, this scholarship pays tribute to the late VFW Post Commander.  The $1,000 award provides financial assistance to veterans, service members, and their dependents so that they may complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.  This year's awardees are Isabel Fernandez Cardenas and Garrett Lanier. 
Moran, who passed in 2012, was a Marine Corp veteran and served two tours in Vietnam.  After a career as a helicopter mechanic and chief engineer in oil fields in Texas and Louisiana, Moran moved to Key West to enjoy fishing and writing.  Through the VFW, he and his wife Lucy devoted countless hours to helping veterans and their families in this community.
For more information about supporting FKCC scholarships and programs, contact Dr. Frank Wood, FKCC Vice-President of Advancement and FKCC Foundation Executive Director at 305-809-3287 or


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

Key West Mayor Teri Johnston and City Commissioners Jimmy Weekley and Sam Kaufman proclaimed Dec. 21st National Homeless Persons Memorial Day during the December City Commission meeting.
For the past 19 years, the community has gathered to remember those men, women and children who have died homeless in Monroe County with this proclamation setting aside this longest night of the year in their honor.  At 3 p.m. on December 21, st, the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition and Monroe County social services will coordinate a prayer service at the Key West Cemetery and inter the remains of those who died homeless in Monroe County over the past year. Stephanie Kaple, Executive Director of the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, accepted the proclamation. "Sadly, for some, the help we try to offer does not come soon enough," said Kaple, "and they die without a home. We're proud to partner with county social services to give them a final resting place."
In the Above photo:  
 by Alyson Crean
Mark Lenkner of the Monroe County Continuum of Care, Rev. Randy Becker, Mayor Teri Johnston, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, FKOC Executive Director Stephanie Kaple, and Com Commissioner Jimmy Weekley.
She urged the commissioners and the community attend the memorial and to take a stand against homelessness until there is no longer a reason to hold this annual memorial. December 21
st is the longest night of the year," she said. Many of us go to bed with worries on our minds, but we fall asleep pretty quickly because we have beds to sleep in. Those who live on the street, that's not a luxury they enjoy, and they live with those worries all night long." 
This memorial falls on the heels of November's national Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week. In accepting that proclamation, Kaple reminded the community that, while we are roasting turkeys and baking pies, there are too many members of our community who go hungry.

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.  







WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100 631 Greene St.
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.



(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 Peñaloza 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.




Native Kristy Callaway Names as KWAHS New Dir. of Education 
 Key West native Kristy Callaway named as Key West Art & Historical Society's new director of education 

Key West native Kristy Callaway has taken the reins as the new director of education for Key West Art & Historical Society, aligning her extensive career history with the organization's mission of enhancing community involvement around its various programs that educate and entertain visitors and locals about Key West's art, architecture, and history while setting her sights on strengthening their international significance. 

With a bevy of experience curating arts and educational partnerships, to say that Callaway is qualified is an understatement. 
Her bona fides include a BA in art history and criticism from Florida State University, an MA in the arts in teaching, public administration, and gifted and talented education from the University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, and Converse College. Her career experience includes: Director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with the Beaufort County School District; Public Art Fund Manager for the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Hilton Head, SC; an expert consultant for American Girl® Dolls; Executive Director for Arts Schools Network (a non-profit association dedicated to providing leaders in arts schools with quality resources, support, and networking opportunities); and most recently, the Gifted program teacher at Poinciana Elementary School. 
Callaway's board involvement includes Florida Alliance for Arts Education; SC Arts Alliance; SC Alliance for Arts Education; Arts in the Basic Curriculum Project; and The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education National Leadership Committee. She also served on the Americans for the Arts Education Advisory Council and the Arts Education Policy Review Journal.
"Given the depth of Kristy's past experiences in art, history, and education, the Society looks forward to the new directions she will take the organization's Education Department," says Executive Director Michael Gieda.  

In her new role with Key West Art & Historical Society, Callaway will "study the successful current programming" that supports diverse groups of all ages- the Distinguished Speaker Series, Historic Walking Tours, Harbor Tours, educational programming for schools aligned to state and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) standards, ArtCamp!, Parent & Me and children's educational programs at the Civil War-era Fort East Martello, and school outreach programs- while "seeking new leverage points to build upon" and implementing a range of new initiatives.

"My entire career has focused on arts and education and has afforded me many experiences in cultivating the culture of a place, elevating its significance, and expanding access and awareness of the treasures of history," she says. "With the Society's magnificent properties and curation, we can plan a robust, long-term, multi-tiered, educational engagement continuum for our community." 
Key West Art & Historical Society's educational programming is generously supported by Helmerich Trust. For more information or to contribute your tax-deductible donation to these programs, contact at 305-295-6616 or visit  Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island### 

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