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Saturday, June 22, 2019

2019 Special Summer Edition Issue #1

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
2019 Special Summer Edition Issue #1
June 24, 2019

"Summer Table" by Jane Gilbert Acrylic on Linen
"Beach Day" by Lucy Paige  Acrylic on Birch Panel

"Mango Madness" 2019 TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition Featuring 121 Works of Art Using ALL 3 Floor 6/6-7/18.  We'll Feature All 121 Works in a Multi Part / Week Feature; starting this Week. Must Attend.

Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Officers by KWPD & MCSO (Re-visiting our May 27 Feature)

Dr. David Vaughan "Saving Distressed Coral Reefs" Lecture 7/14

Everyone's Good Friend Artist Deborah J. Moore Named Gallery Director at The Key West Art Center (More Below)

TDC (Tourist Development Council) and Their Monthly On-Line "Keys Traveler". One of their Features : Hemingway Days to Spotlight Author's KW Legacy July 16- 21

Next Appearance from One of Our Favorite Artists : Adam Scott Rote "The Artist to the Stars" July 26-28 at The Key West Gallery.  Do you Believe the Talent that ASR is with Above; this is his usual Mode of Operation.

Photo : Carol Tedesco
Key Lime Festival Produced by David Sloan & Marky Pierson July 5-7.  The Annual Pie Dropping Contest at Key West Lighthouse Keeper Museum is July 6 11a-2p (More Info Below)

Bahama Village Music Program sends two Students via Student Grants to Berklee College Music "Aspire".  (L) Mercedes Da Silva and (R) Leslie Bryan.  With Board Pres. of BVMPKW Larry Baeder. Photo by Ralph DePalma WWW.RWDEPALMA.COM

Upcoming Shows at WaterFront Playhouse

AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" Goes on Summer Hiatus after the June 25th. Class with a Start Up on Nov. 5 at Fort East Martello.

Pt 2. A New Exhibition Opened at KWAHS Custom House Last Month : "Postcards from Paradise : Wish You Were Here". 

The Mall on Duval ; Extended Hours (More Below)
Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery Has Hundreds of Iconic Photos and Art

Larry Smith, Christine Cordone Smith, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Baeder Bill Blue & Many Additional Great Musicians at Little Room

MOTE'S Beach Condition Reporting System Expands to Florida's East Coast (More in the Weekly MOTE Section)

Key West Literary Seminar's "Young Writers Seminar" June 24-28

KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society) Annual Kids Camp

Next Two MCSO Animal Farm Opens 6/23 & 7/14  1-3pm

One  Night Only June 26 : Free Staged Reading with Top Actors at Red Barn "Man from Earth" by Jerome Bixby PLUS at TSKW Theatre XP Presents "Classics of Comedy" 6/23 & 24

Coral Camp

Ocean Key Resort & Spa and Sunset Drinking Club Benefit for Reef Relief

REEF RELIEF Events and a Few Spots Left for Summer Coral Camp

"Shelter for a Writer" by Esteban Machado Acrylic on Canvas
Mangoes by Beverly Borland
 The Two Exhibitions from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts at Gato.  "Tropical Madness" and "90 Miles from Havana". Both Exhibitions Up until End of September

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens has their "Art Gardens" + All Summer Armed Forces Members Honored with FREE Admission.

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos


6/21-6/23 KW Int. Guitar Festival

December 7, 2019
6/9, 6/29, & 7/20
The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have the Updated COMPLETE Schedule of events up to the End of the Year

Jeffrey Deaver
Gray Basnight
WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM June 28-30 (More Below): Just Two of the Many Internationally Known Authors Attending.

 One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St. Next is July 10th. 7:30-9pm. Above : Jordan Fife & Kyla Piscopink

Alyson Crean from The City of Key West Reminds Us that the 2019 Mango Fest is in Bayview Park 6/29 10a-3pm To Benefit The Police Athletic League (PAL). More in the Weekly City of Key West Section.

Laurel Oswald Clark
Sara Fruner
Ben Wahlund
June / July TSKW Artists in Residences : "In the CourtYard" aka "Residents on the Porch : Pot Luck" New Address 529 Eaton St. 6/26 (More Below) 

Books and Books at TSKW Presents Author Nicole Dennis-Benn "Patsy" Fri. 6/28 (More Below)

New Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery from Clifford Bull "Reach"

April and May 2019 : We had a 6 Part / Week Feature Called "Amazing Photographs".  This Issue will have the Links to ALL 6 Features.


Editor's Note : Our Last Regular Season Issue of the 2018 /2019 Season was May 27, 2019. That completed Year 6 of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends with about 240 Issues Published.  As Usual I will do 4 to 6 Special Edition Summer Issues that will be Shorter with Extremely Little Event Info. & Other Materials. This is Issue #1 (Special Edition Summer Issue) These Issues will have Photographic and Art Features.  However as you will see : Still Much going on in the Keys; so Special Summer Issue#1 is not as Abbreviated as the ones to come this Summer. Thanks to the Many Contributing Editors ("Friends") that Greatly Enhance Our Magazine. Thanks for Reading. Ed


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In This Issue : The First Special Summer Edition Issue of 2019 : June 24, 2019.   Pt. 1 TSKW "Mango Madness" Exhibition, Memorial Ceremony for Fallen KWPD & MCSO Officers (Re-Visiting Feature from 5/27), Many Art Galleries Send Regards, Dr. David Vaughan "Saving Distressed Coral Reefs" 7/14, Deborah J. Moore Named Gallery Director at the Key West Art Center, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM (TDC) Presents June "Keys Traveler",  Adam Scott Rote at The Key West Gallery 7/26-28, Key Lime Pie Festival 7/5-7, BVMPKW Sends 2 Students via Grants to Berklee College, Waterfront Playhouse & Theatre XP Active, AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshop" Goes on Hiatus after the 6/25 Session, Pt. 2 "Postcards from Paradise :Wish You Were Here" Exhibition at KWAHS (Custom House), CDD's Mall on Duval Pedestrian Mall Update, Zazoo Presents Frank, Larry Smith-Larry Baeder-Skipper Kripitz-Joe Dallas-Bill Blue-Kari Daley at Little Room Jazz as well as Other Venues, Mote-Reef Relief, KWLS "Young Writer's Seminar" 6/24-28, KWAHS Annual "Kids Camp", Theatre XP on 6/26 Free Staged Reading at Red Barn, Reef Relief Coral Camp, Two Exhibitions at Gato "90 Miles to Havana" & "Tropical Madness", Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens FREE Admission for Armed Forces, WWW.MYSTERYFESTKEYWEST.COM 6/28-30, The City of Key West Holds the Annual Mango Fest at Bayview Park on 6/29 to Benefit the Police Athletic League (PAL), TSKW Presents "In the CourtYard" (Aka : Residents on the Porch) 6/26 New Address 529 Easton St., Theatre XP at TSKW 6/23 & 24 "Classics of Comedy,

In This Issue June 24, 2019 Continued  
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories,  WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , Dance Key West's "Wine Bingo" at Vinos 7/10, ALL 6 Links (Weeks) of "Amazing Photos", Books and Books Presents "Patsy" by Nicole Dennis-Benn 6/28, Salt Island Provisions Gallery Currently has Jessica Connell "Made of Ocean" (We have 5 works in this Issue) + New Exhibition 7/5 from Kreg D. Kelley, Sneak Preview for Next Issue Featuring 5 + Artists : J. Fulton Gadbois-Mark Yeoman-Nicolas Bergery-Sean P. Callahan, & Gregory Little, Tripp Harrison 7/19-21 at The Key West Gallery, 2019 Anne McKee Artists Grant Recipients, Happy Hour Sip & Shop by Karen "Zen" Moore Jewelry Trunk Show 6/22, Coffee Mill Dance Summer Camp, "Smart Ride" to Benefit 7 Non-Profit Org. Inc. Aids Help CC Starting with 2019 Firecracker Competition 7/3, Olga Manosalvas Exhibition 7/19-9/30 at KWAHS (Custom House), Misha in the Mornings at The Gardens Hotel, WWW.FKCC.EDU , Last Few "Blast" Issue Links, KW Library Presents Author Lorraine Millet "Woman Who Has the Last Word" 7/8, New Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art "Reach" by Clifford Bull,

In This Issue June 24, 2019 Continued :
"Mango Language App. from the Monroe Co. Library, Key West Business Guild (KWBG) Next Luncheon 7/10 with Special Guests : Guy Ross TDC's LGBT Dir. of Sales & Clinton Curry from KW Attractions Ass. + Next Mixer 7/17 at Keys Collection 24 North Hotel, Q-Magazine, Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit, Key West Playbills from Roberta DePiero & Peter Arnow, "Preserve Island Life", Island House Videos, Aids Help CC & Florida Heath Monroe Co., The Gardens Hotel "Jazz in the Gardens" Next 6/23 Terri White & Friends + Last of the 2018 / 2019 Season 6/30 with Peter Diamond & FriendsWWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM , United Way of the Florida Keys & More. 
Thanks for Reading Ed.


 Here's the Exhibition link to their website 
Important Dates to Remember:
Drop off: Friday May 31, 10-4pm & Saturday June 1, 10-4pm
Pick up:  Friday July 19, 10-4pm & Saturday July 20, 10-4pm

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends will show ALL 121 Member's Works; over the next few Special Edition Summer Issues.

"Mango Mystique" by Rachel Feinberg  Acrylic

"Encircle Yourself with a Mango Sunset" by Joy Davis. Sterling Silver, Color Enhanced Druzy + Colorized Agate Necklace With Complimenting Earrings 

"Juggling Life Has Never Been Easier" by Carrie Disrud  Acrylic on Canvas

"New Ride on Thomas Street" by Deborah J. Moore  Acrylic

"Dancing in the Pink" by Armida Averette  Acrylic Mixed Media on Canvass
This Completes the First of 4 Sections for Part 1 in this Issue of the 2019 TSKW Member's Summer Exhibition Show and Sale : Mango Madness. 3 More Sections Up Shortly
Here is their website Link to their Classes

In the CourtYard (AKA Residents on the Porch Pot Luck) New Address 529 Eaton St.  WED. JUNE 26 6-8PM.Go to the Next TSKW Mango Madness Section to Read More


The Annual Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Officers Organized by KWPD & MCSO.  Every Year before Summer Hiatus We Honor ALL the Officers of KWPD / MCSO. To see this Lead Feature from the May 27th. 2019 Issue ; Hit this Link :

Photos above and in the May 27 Feature by Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Espinosa

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

Exhibition hanging Until July 1 "Made of Ocean" by Jessica Connell

Next Exhibition "Pulchra Creature"  (Beautiful Creatures) Exhibition by Kreg D. Kelley July 5 6-8P 


Nance Frank sends regards and Wishes Everyone a Great Summer.


"90 Miles to Cuba" (Ends 7/26) and "Tropical Madness" (Ends 8/1) 


Here's Martha Resk and (Guest Curator for "90 Miles to Cuba) Alaen Ledesma Fernandez in front of the Magazine's Cover from the April 29th Issue " Moon and the Butterfly" by Esteban Machado
Here is the Second Exhibition Currently Hanging "TROPICAL MADNESS"


"Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Paradise"will run through August 11. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, or email her at, or visit  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

Key West Arts & Historical Society
281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Pie Dropping Event from the Key Lime Festival Up Shortly (Scheduled for July 6)

A Talk by Dr. David Vaughan on Saving Distressed Coral Reefs Worldwide by Growing and Planting New Corals.
July 14 3-5 PM Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center  1011 Virginia St.

 David Vaughn , PHD President of Plant a Million Corals LLC ( and Former Top MOTE Executive and Scientist ); Will Discuss His World-Renowned Research on Growing and Planting Corals on Reefs Worldwide. Includes Mimosas, Beer, Soda and Refreshments.
Click Below for Reservations



The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST) 

Support Good Government! Go to, or email for more information on the election
5 Artists that are Featured in the Second Special Edition Summer Issue; probably out first or 2nd week of July

The Vivid Exceptional Mind of J. Fulton Gadbois.  We have been waiting for awhile for Gadbois to finish some new works and we're Honored to share them in the Second Special Edition Summer Issue

Mark Yeoman : Using a Special Process

The Drawings and Photographic Works of Nicolas Bergery
The Next Issue will have 5 Works from this Series and Newer ones from Nicholas Bergery's Latest Photo Based WaterColor Paintings Series "FAIRCHILD GARDENS"

"Whale Rider" by Sean P. Callahan  WaterColor on Aquaboard

FTL's Gregory Little "Golden Hour"  Oil on Canvas
Both Sean and Gregory's Works can be Seen at Dog Tired Studios Right Now
These 5 Artists and a Few More will be Featured in the Second Special Edition Summer Issue (Published First or Second Week of July 2019)

WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Mark's Works in the Background
The Last few Issues of the 2018 / 2019 Season has works from one of their managers Mark Yeoman (His Work Hangs Year Round) .  Our SECOND OR THIRD Special Summer Edition Issues will have additional works from Mark. 

Here is the Menu Link 

WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 Olivia St. 305-504-7664
FB Link Click BVMPKW
Bahama Village Music Program student teachers Mercedes Da Silva (L)  and Leia Bryan (R) jam with BVMP Board President Larry Baeder at The Green Parrot.  The two incoming Key West High School seniors have been selected to attend the Berklee College of Music's Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive in Boston this July and have received full-tuition scholarships from the Berklee City Music Network as well as grants from the Richard Crooks and Wayne Hammond Scholarship Funds to help support housing, meal plans, books, and travel expenses.
Photo by Ralph DePalma WWW.RWDEPALMA.COM

Deborah J. Moore has been named Gallery Director of the Key West Art Center, effective June 11.  She brings a wealth of experience to the role, both as an artist and manager. She shows her work at three other Key West galleries, as well as at KWAC. Her watercolors have won recognition and awards at various Key West events. In addition, she has worked part-time at both KWAC and other galleries in town, and ran her own Key West business for over 17 years, until 2013.

Painting by Suzie dePoo

"I am happy to be part of this great organization and look forward to working with the board, staff and members of the Key West Art Center. My vision is not only to share the work of our current artists, but to carry on and share the amazing artistic history of this gallery with the community," Ms. Moore said. 

"In Deborah Moore, we have a talented artist in her own right, a gracious and welcoming presence in the gallery, and a knowledgeable manager of retail operations," said Mary Jean Connors, co-president of the KWAC Board with Karen Beauprie. Ms. Beauprie said, "With her long experience as a local Key West artist, Deborah Moore brings a unique vision and passion for the Key West Art Center. We look forward to her sharing her vision and creativity as Gallery Director." 


The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : MANGO MADNESS JUNE 6- JULY 18. Showing ALL 121 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors.  The "Red Dot" Items (Purchased Works) : The New Owners have agreed to leave the Art Up until the end of the Show; allowing for ALL to See.  This is a Must See Exhibition.

"Elvis Mangoes" by Margo Ellis  Quilt

"Our Bicycle Town" by Karen Beauprie  WaterColor

"Just Peachy" by Joanne Sloan   Acrylic

"Mango Dancer" by Bill Hartman  WaterColor

"Sea Scape" by Phyllis Bennett  Ceramic

"Portion of Paradise" by Susan Bailey  Pencil Drawing

"What A Lovely Bunch of Mangoes" by Christine Cordone  WaterColor on Arches Paper

"Waiting for the Tide" by LeeAnn Sanders  Mixed Media
More Mango Madness Up Shortly

"In the Courtyard" (AKA Residents on the Porch Potluck) New Address 529 Easton St. Wed. June 26 6-8pm
Please bring an appetizer, entree, or dessert... we'll supply the drinks! Come meet the current artists-in-residence at the new home of our residency program, located right next door at 529 Eaton
. You can read more about the three visiting artists CLICK TSKW E-MAIL CAMPAIGN

2019 June / July  Studio Artists in Residencies 
Laurel Oswald Clark :Two Dimensional Artist. Randolph NJ
Sara Fruner :Poet / Writing Italian & English. NYC
Ben Wahlund : Composer / Musician.  Aurora, Illinois


Editors Note : You Must visit this Gallery ; there are Great Artists that Hang Year Round ; Just a Few : Wyland, Michael Cheval, David Wight ( Glass Sculptures) & Stephen Muldoon; as well as some Special Exhibitions

Thanks Jay , Barbara, Wyland and the Entire Crew at Wyland Gallery of Key West for the Year Round Features. To see the past few Issue Links with many additional Photos ; Click
Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently


Adam Scott Rote "The Artist to the Stars" Makes Frequent Visits

"Wizard of Oz : Flying Minions" 24 X 32 Ltd. Edition on Canvas with Finish

Next few Key West Events
Meet Tripp Harrison
During Hemingway Days
July 19-21, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339

Meet Adam Scott Rote 
July 26-28, 2019
August 16-18, 2019
October 20-23, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339
Wow : Linda Grey, Lonnie Anderson, Tippi Hedrin, Angie Dickinson, & Stella Stevens.


MCSO Animal Farm Next Two 6/23 & July 14 ( Usually the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month 1-3p

And the Race is On

More MCSO Animal Farm Up Shortly

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504

The Bubbas are here and we are excited!  The Florida Keys SPCA would love the opportunity to represent the Best Non Profit category for our community again!

Currently it is the Nomination Period which will go until Monday June 24th. To Vote go
and enter the Florida Keys SPCA into the Best Non Profit category. You need to complete a majority of the different categories for your vote to count!  Send this link to your friends, family and coworkers so they can nominate us too! We sincerely appreciate all you do for our organization!
If you have any questions please contact the Florida Keys SPCA at (305) 294-4857 or email Tiffany at  We will see you there!


Here are the Links to the First 6 Parts : Part 1 ; April 1st. Issue Link ,  and Part 2 in the April 8th. Issue ,  and Part 3 in April 15
; Part 4 in  
4/22; ( We Skipped April 29th. Issue) , Pt. 5 May 6th., Pt.6 May 13 :

"Stunning Sunset Over Chios"

"Home is Where the Heart Is"


The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : MANGO MADNESS JUNE 6- JULY 18. Showing ALL 121 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors.  

"Balancing" by Karen Wray  Acrylic, Wood & Glass

"Bogo" by Mary Berg Colored Pencils on Paper

"Little Heartland" by Victoria Mata  Acrylic & Oil on Panel

"Did You Eat My Mango?" by Cricket Desmarais  Mixed Media Encaustic 

"The Wave: by Norbert Szilagyi  Acrylic on Wood

"Hammerhead" by Lisa Suarez  Oil on Canvas 

"Miss Crabby" by Gary Whitehead  Glass
More Mango Madness Up Shortly

Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)

Next Event Fri. June 28 7-8:30PM Author of "Patsy" Nicole Dennis-Benn

Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks


Key West Art & Historical Society's ArtCamp!, a summer program for children aged 6-12, continues at Fort East Martello through August 9 with weekly themed sessions designed to get children thinking, moving, and making. Next up is 
Art and Design Camp (July 1-5), where campers will create unique works of art using various mediums and prepare their designs for the annual Key Lime Pie Drop challenge held Saturday,July 6 from 11:00am-2:00pm at the Key West Lighthouse Museum and grounds at 938 Whitehead Street.
The camp, in operation for more than thirty years, marks Key West Art & Historical Society's commitment to youth programming and educational initiatives that aim to inspire a greater sense of place and historical understanding about our island home.
Still to come arePirate Camp (July 8-12),Sci-Fi Camp (July 15-19),Wreckers Camp (July 22-26),Mario Sanchez Camp (July 29-August 2),andAdventure Camp (August 5-9).  Sessions are led by Rick "Deadeye" Wheelus, Kevin Lisinksi, Crystal Smith, Giancarlo Espinosa, Jennifer Hernandez, Stephanie Jenkins, and Daisy Connolly, talented artists, teachers, and historians with extensive experience with children. Ancillary activities and excursions can include field trips to local museums, beaches, parks, and gardens.
ArtCamp! runs from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday - Friday and is $200 per session for Society members, $225 for nonmembers. Included are all supplies and light snacks. Detailed descriptions of the ArtCamp! sessions along with registration information can be found at or call Kim Livingston at 305-295-6616, extension 106. Registration fills quickly.  Sign up now to secure your child's spot! Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

  Anne McKee 2019 Artists Grant Recipients 

 (Pt.1 was in the May 6th Issue) & (Pt. 2 was in the May 13th. Issue) Pt. 3 was in the May 20th. Issue Pt. 4 of 4 May 27th.

Below 2019 Recipient Sandy Sun with Roberta DiPiero and Suzanne Holt 

Flower Conroy
 Kirby Congdon
All 19 Minus Jeff Adler & Pam Kostmeyer 


CDD is a Business League currently comprised of businesses from the 500 600 & 700 blocks of Duval Street who are responsible for the marketing of Mall on 
Mall on Duval Pedestrian Mall - EXTENDED HOURS
Mall on Duval, the transformation of the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Duval Street into a Pedestrian Mall on Friday and Saturday nights which debuted on February 15th, continues to be a tremendously successful and well-attended event enjoyed by visitors, guests and locals alike. Mayor of Key West, Teri Johnston, points out that "This weekly event has really brought the community together and has exceeded our expectations of what a pedestrian mall could do for our town. Creating a positive pedestrian experience is just the start of implementing our vision for Duval Street."
Because of the success, the hours have been extended. Now, each Friday and Saturday night, Mall on Duval begins at 2PM instead of 5PM. There will be no vehicular traffic on Duval Street from Fleming Street to Petronia Street beginning at 2PM and ending at Midnight each Friday and Saturday night. Come on out this Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22, starting at 2PM.
Bring your kids. Bring your dogs. Bring your guests. "I don't care how you get here, just... get here if you can." Mall on Duval is waiting for you.

 Photo. Community paints "The Starry Night" by Van Gogh

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

Blue Frontier Amazon by Jim Salem 18 X 18

Marylene Proner Walls


Library Event July 8, 4:30pm
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez Sends Summer Regards ; also on Behalf of Allison and Michael and Tells Us :
Puerto Rican author Lorraine Millet will discuss her book 
"!¿Mujer, quién tiene la última palabra?! Entrevistas y mucho más coinciden en una respuesta en común  (Woman, who has the last Word!?
Interviews and more which coincide on a common answer)."
 Tuesday, July 8th at 4:30 p.m. at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St. The discussion will be in Spanish. The event is free and open to the public. For information, call 305-292-3595.


In May Shade & Shutter had a
E-Mail :
.  Click this Video Link1 to Mark Crafting a Bowl 


New Location "The Annex" 804 White St.
also "By the Bay" 3340 N. Roos. Blvd. #2

An inspiring summer camp experience for the budding dancer aged 3 - 8 with weekly-themed morning camps at The Annex Studio taught by instructors Kara Querio and Marissa Ajamian. Themes include:  Princess Dance Camp (3-5 years old, June 10-14 from 9am-11am), Disney Dance Camp (6-8 years old, June 17-21 from 9am-12pm), Fairy Dance Camp (3-5 years old, July 8-12 from 9am-11am), and Rock Star Dance Camp (6-8 years old, July 15-19 from 9am-12pm). Each week of camp will consist of ballet, jazz/hiphop, acro, creative movement, crafts, and snack, and a performance of the week's learned choreography for parents, family, and friends.

Below Photo :
Young Dance Collective Member Savannah Oropeza demonstrates her grande jete, developed by training at CoffeeMill Dance Studio. 


Pictured is Larry Smith & Christine Cordone Smith's daughter Journey Blue Heaven from Woodstock NY.   Larry Smith's schedule is Fri Sat Sun and Tues Happy Hour 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Little Room Jazz Club 821 Duval Street. Monday nights "Jazz Jams" (Different Ensembles) Little Room at 8pm. Just a few of the Many Musicians at Little Room and Other Venues around town : Joe Dallas, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Baeder, Kari Daley, Bill Blue

Larry Baeder Performs at Little Room on Tuesdays with Guests Inc. Bill Blue, Dora Gholsen, Francois Gehin, & Robert Albury & Baeder tells us that Other Notable Jazz Musicians will Come and Play to be Included in the Jazz Scene in KW

DePalma Photo with Bill Blue


SMART RIDE TO BENEFIT 7 Different Groups inc. AIDS HELP. The Annual 2019 Firecracker Competition will Kick off the Events

the 2019 Firecracker Competition will scorch Key West on  Wednesday, the 3rd of July, beginning promptly at 7 p.m., at AQUA nightclub, 711 Duval.  Presented by the Key West Mile Markers, last year's winner, Shirley (a/k/a Elle Taylor), produces, with assistance from Destiny Montgomery, Blue Diamond and Jessica Deveraux. Shirley will also host the 2019 festivities.  
The evening will also include appearances by former Firecrackers.
The event has always been pure camp but its intent serious. It was July 4, 1987. The Miss South Carolina Pageant was about to happen at a posh local club. Management at a competing club sought something to lure patrons.
This might have been a "men's bar," but they still knew the lyrics from the musical "Gypsy:" 'You gotta get a gimmick.' Beers and brainstorming created the Miss Firecracker Pageant.
There was no beauty on that runway. Hairy chests and faces were paired with rhinestones and high heels. The winner was Charlene Sugarbaker (the late Charlie Powell). After Charlie relocated to Key West - and a few years after the South Carolina pageant folded - he assumed the matriarchal mantle, fine-tuning the pageant in 1994 into something more refined, to include drag performers who might otherwise never consider doing so and benefiting selected non-profit organizations or causes.
Diversity and a greater understanding of gender neutrality have broadened the scope of Firecracker in recent years. Both men and women are encouraged to enter, underscoring the embrace of ANYONE courageous enough to take the stage. Reservations for Firecracker 2019 are not necessary...just a $10 suggested donation at the door gains access to the sizzle.
This year, money generated will equally assist the seven Florida organizations who will benefit from The SMART Ride 16 -- Pridelines, Broward House, Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Metro Wellness and Community Centers, Miracle of Love, Inc., Compass Community Center and AH of Monroe County, Inc. -- and the Key West Mile Markers team, who make the 165-mile fundraising journey teams make from Miami to Key West mid-November.
Registration for TSR 16 (presented by CAN Community Health) is now open. For more information, simply go to ; or access The Mile Markers for SMART Ride on FACEBOOK at
and message either Co-Captain Karen Frank-Noll or Donald Gene Dotzauer from that page.
1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

"Still Life with Toys" by Anastasia Dukhanina 20 X 16


Photos of the Week by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow : During Our Summer Hiatus you'll still be able to See Year Round Photos from Peter Arnow in the Konk Life Publications.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

The Two Current First Floor Exhibition at the Custom House
Only a few more weeks (Comes Down July 7) The Richard Matson Exhibition

Here's Opening Reception from "Postcards from Paradise :Wish You Were Here" (Up Until August 11)

More Postcards Up Shortly.  Here is Info on the Key Lime Festival Annual Pie Dropping Event July 6 11a-2pm  that is done at the Key West Lighthouse on Whitehead St.. Festival Producers David Sloan and Marky Pierson 

Gravity-defying Key Lime Pie Drop set to let go at Key West Lighthouse during Key Lime Festival
Key West Art & Historical Society helps catapult America's favorite citrus celebration - the Key Lime Festival - into the limelight on Saturday, July 6 from 11:00am-2:00pm with the third annual Key Lime Pie Drop contest and free-entry party at the Key West Lighthouse, located at 938 Whitehead Street. 
Those with a taste for engineering adventures are invited to enter for a chance at fame, fortune, a trophy, and a crisp $100 cash prize. There will be pies and sweet treats from Key West Key Lime Pie Co., SnoCones and other delectable food items from Sweeney's Weenies, a full bar provided by Great Events, hot tunes by Soundwaves' DJ Sanaris, a kids' zone, a chance to win 2 tickets to The Society's July 27 Donavon Frankenreiter concert at Fort East Martello (donate your Fantasy Fest beads at the MARC House tent!), and loads of limey fun for all ages round out the competition event!
Key Lime Festival producers David Sloan and Marky Pierson have once again partnered with Key West Art & Historical Society to invite Key West's most creative minds to outsmart gravity by finding a way to drop a 5-inch diameter Key lime pie from the top of the historic lighthouse to the ground without damaging the dessert. Competitors must create (in advance) a device or container to protect the pie and deliver it to the targeted area below without it exploding on impact or getting tangled in the trees nearby.
The first ceremonial pie-drops at 11:45am, with registered contestants gathering at high noon to begin dropping their pies from the lofty Lighthouse platform to the target below. Points will be awarded based on factors such as where and if you land on the target and the condition of the pie when it lands.  Additional trophies will be awarded for "Most Creative Design," "Best Decorated," and "Best Key Lime Theme." Costumes are encouraged for contestants and spectators alike.    
To secure your $10 entry and pie for the contest, register at Drop a pie or enjoy the spectacle from the ground in your favorite key lime costume- the Key Lime Pie Drop is a perfect day of food, fun, and friends, and an event you don't want to miss. 
Visit for rules and a full schedule of other events slotted for this year's fest or call Society Events Coordinator Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 x 114.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 


I want to thanks James and Jason; and Owner Don Oriolo for Supplying the Magazine with amazing Photographic and Art Images All Year Round. 

' Frank Sinatra in his Thunderbird '  
Limited Edition Silver Gelatin Photograph by Frank Worth. 
We have edition # 39/195. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the
 Executor of the Frank Worth Estate. Measures approx. 24" x 28 1/8" framed.
Gallery Price $1495. ©Frank Worth

Frank Worth (1923 - 2000) was an American Photographer who befriended and photographed many Hollywood actors and actresses between 1939 and 1964. His black and white candid pictures are unusual for the era, when most stars limited themselves to carefully posed glamour portraits. Worth became a friend of numerous well known actors and actresses including James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and James Cagney.  These friendships plus
 ' a knack for being in the right place at the right time ' allowed him to capture unique images of the stars.He kept many of his photographs private so that they were not seen until after his death. 
If you are interested in adding this classic Sinatra photograph to your collection, please call me at 305-294-8925  or email me at . James Curken Managing Art Consultant 



Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM  
(weather permitting). 
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15.  526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381.  Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

 One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St. Next July 10th. 7:30-9pm. 

5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081


717 Love Lane
Young Writers Seminar

"Island in the Works" | June 24-28, 2019

Students will spend five full days exploring Key West and learning about great American authors who have lived and worked here, including Ernest Hemingway, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, and James Merrill. The program emphasizes journaling, close observation, and site-specific writing exercises, together with constructive feedback and group critique.
Daily classroom exercises will be paired with visits to local historic sites such the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum. Students will picnic and write beneath the pines at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, and investigate rare archival material at the Monroe County Public Library. Site-specific writing exercises will take participants from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, and as far west as Fort Jefferson and Dry Tortugas National Park during a special daylong excursion into the dynamic natural landscape that has inspired countless writers.
The theme of the Young Writers Studio references James Merrill's poem, "Island in the Works." Written from his Elizabeth Street home in the 1980s, the poem is rooted in natural phenomena and vernacular language distinctive to Key West. Full of observed imagery, a relish for language, and a great sense of humor, the poem represents the ethos of the Young Writers Studio.  Hit KWLSECAMPAIGN for a very comprehensive E-Mail they sent out 

Mango Languages

Interested in learning another language? The Monroe County Public Library now offers the learning language resource, Mango, an app and web-based program that includes 70 world languages, including English as a second language. Mango is free with an active library card. For more information,  visit or call the library at 305-292-3595. Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040


The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
APRIL 15 2019
April 29 2019
May 27 (Last Issue of the 2018 / 2019) Season


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer (7/17) at the Hotel : Keys Collection 24 North
Next Luncheon July 10 at Marriott Beachside. Special Guests : TDC LGBT Sales Mgr. Guy Ross & Clinton Curry Pres. of the KW Attractions Ass.. Click RESERVATIONS . 2019 Events : KW Tropical Heat 8/14-18, WomenFest 9/4-8, KW Headdress Ball Oct. 24, 2019

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Lincoln Perry Wall

New Exhibition by Clifford Bull "Reach"
We are proud to display a new series of boat paintings (Oil on Canvas) fresh from the easel of Clifford Bull, "Reach" was so named when the artist's nephew pointed out the he was creating an example of the art term 'reach' as he was painting. Reach is a depiction of light in an image that only touches a portion of the subject while the rest of the subject is shrouded in silhouette as the light only reaches so far.
Paul Gildea had these pieces commissioned specifically for the gallery. Clifford Bull stopped painting boat scenes in the early 2000s and has focused on his figurative works ever since! Clifford Bull chose to paint this scene from a photograph he took long ago while he was enjoying the prime of his boat phase. Paul Gildea sailed for sixty years and had the boat scenes created to celebrate the atmosphere here in Key West, FL.
In present days, Clifford Bull centers his focus around the human figure. Clifford Bull's subjects are mysterious in their nature, yet so incredibly real when it comes to invoking emotion within the viewer. The plain facial expressions leave the viewer with the ability to take what they are feeling and place it into the subject as if the mood of the subject was always open to interpretation.

More from Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Up Next Issue : Lincoln Perry, Meghan Eisenberg, Anthony Tomaselli, Clifford Bull, Nancy Tinkersley, Javier Lopez Barbosa in the Second Special Summer Edition Issue out around the First or Second Week of July


We Continue with "Postcards from Paradise : Wish You Were Here"
from KWAHS (Key West Arts & Historical Society) at the Custom House

More "Postcards from Paradise : Wish You Were Here" Up Shortly
The KWAHS and Key Lime Festival Producers David Sloan and Marky Pierson Team Up to Present The Key Lime Festival

Photo : Carol Tedesco
Rodger Levering, left, of Key West, tosses nine-year-old Zachary Levering's Key Lime Pie Drop entry off the approximately 86-foot-high observation deck of the approximately 100-foot-tall Key West Lighthouse last year during the 3rd annual Key Lime Pie Drop. This year's delicious and dizzying drop happens on Saturday, July 6.


5201 College Rd.  
Their Annual "ART GARDEN" is on NOW; Many Sculptures are Spread Out through the Gardens.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
The Key West Botanical Garden Society announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation's active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program began earlier than in past years, & Launched on May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ending on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day.
Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.   The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military-Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.  For information about visiting the Garden, please visit  or call 305.296.1504.


The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : MANGO MADNESS JUNE 6- JULY 18. Showing ALL 211 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors.  The "Red Dot" Items (Purchased) The New Owners have agreed to leave the Art Up until the end of the Show.  This is a Must See Exhibition.

"Sun Sprinkle" by Marge Holtz  Mixed Media

"It's Heaven" by Theresa Kalvatis  Photo Printed on Material

"Lucifer" by Marcy Moyer  WaterColor

"Pool#3" by Debra Falciani  Acrylic on Canvas

"Man Gogh Flower" by Ranae Moore  Wood, Acrylic and Glass
More Mango Madness in the Second Special Edition Summer Issue; Probably Published First or Second Week of July

Q-Magazine from Neil Chamberlain 
WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227


MCSO ANIMAL FARM Next 2 Openings Sunday June 23 & July 14th (usually 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month) 1-3p


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

We Now Continue with "Postcards from Paradise Wish You Were Here"

More Postcards Up Shortly


221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828 Here are the past Issue Links to see all the features.


 WWW.XPTHEATREXP.COM 302-540-6102 performed at
 Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE 

One Night Only June 26 at Red Barn : Free Staged Reading with Top Actors from "Man from Earth" by Jerome Bixby. This Stunning Unbelievable Play Shatters Fundamental Beliefs & Forces Confrontation with Accepted History

ALSO CLASSICS OF COMEDY by Theatre XP at TSKW June 23 & 24 8-9:30pm.  Classic Sketches by the Finest Teams from the Golden Ages. Click this XPLink for more Info.  Also here is a TSKW E-Mail Campaign Link with this and many additional TSKW events at their Venue


 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527

WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609


WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080



Anna Sweet Gallery is located @ 513 Duval St KW
Anna Sweet Studios is located @ 417 Southard St KW

The May 27th Issue was the Final Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Before Summer Hiatus. The Issue Featured a Tour of her Gallery / Studio on Southard between Simonton & Whitehead. Click this Link to see the Feature :

One of the Next Special Summer Edition Issues will Feature Many Additional Artists at Anna's Galleries. 


by Alyson Crean

It's mango season and the Key West Police Athletic League is celebrating with Mango Fest 2019 on Saturday, June 29th  from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Bayview Park.
This annual event features enjoy all things mango: Culinary competitions, mango tastings, mango daiquiris, mango trees and much more. There'll be music, bounce houses, raffles, local artisans and a live radio broadcast.
Mango Fest 2019 benefits the Key West PAL. PAL's efforts are designed to get children involved in sports and in educational programs. It provides a safe place where kids can go after school and on weekends. PAL encourages teamwork and strong self-esteem. Members of the Key West Police Department donate their time and effort to help with an array of programs that include boxing and basketball. PAL supports computer classes after school and provides entertaining and educational camps during the summer and on holidays.


 WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM 518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

Grand Re-Opening Celebration Last Month

"Shrimp Boats" 14 X 18 Oil on Canvas

A few of the Issues Below will Feature Amanda's Grand Re-Opening


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101


New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973  A few of their Regular Artists Featured Eric Anfinson, John Martini & Rebecca Bennett, Susan Sugar, AD Tinkham, Michel Delgado


Rebecca Tomlinson (Artistic Managing Director  305-587-8961)  Tickets at


WWW.INSTITUTOSANCARLOS.ORG 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 


Jacqueline , Maestra Sebrina Alfonsio, and the Entire Staff and Musicians wish our Readers a Relaxing Spring and Summer and they already have many EXCELLENT Concerts Lined up for the 2019 / 2020 Season


 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004. 

AnnaMarie Sends Summer Regards and this Important Message : Last Workshop Before Their Summer Hiatus is June 25th.11a-2p.  $25 for 3 Hrs.. Contact Annamarie Giordano for the location for the June 25th. Workshop at 609-884-3474. Model Positions Available.  They start up again Nov.5th at Fort East Martello Tower.

"Seated Nude" by AnnaMarie Giordano  Pastel
This is Annamarie's Entry in the 2019 Mango Madness at TSKW; "Seated Nude" Can be Found on the First Floor. The Exhibition is up until July 18 and ALL 121 Works are on All 3 Floors.


Acclaimed mystery authors, celebrated storytellers and the fans who love them are set to rendezvous on the tropical island where so many have found literary inspiration during the 6th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 28-30, 2019 in Key West, Florida. During the weekend's series of panels, presentations and social events, Mystery Fest attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how to craft or refine their own tales of crime, murder and mystery from a stellar line-up of high-profile mystery and suspense luminaries and true-crime experts.

2019 headliners are Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver, the international bestselling and global multi-award winning suspense-thriller author of 40 novels, including the wildly popular "Lincoln Rhyme" series books; New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Black, Carla Norton, and Diane A.S. Stuckart, along with authors Jane Bock, Micki Browning, Gray Basnight, David Beckwith, Robert Coburn, Bill Craig, Mike Dennis, Wayne Gales, Cheryl Hollon, Renee Kumar, Rick Ollerman, Shirrel Rhoades, bestselling Buck Reilly adventure series author John H. Cunningham and literary agent Bob DiForio. Founded in 2014, the Mystery Fest Key West quickly grew in fame and attendance, but "still has the intimacy of a boutique-sized convention with lots of direct interaction between authors and audience," commented author, publisher and Fest co-founder Shirrel Rhoades. "And, because of the star-power of our guest authors, the fascinating panels and unique social events, we also attract writers and fans of other genres as well." Beginning Friday afternoon, June 28, Mystery Fest highlights are to include an opening wine and cheese party on the veranda of Key West's iconic Custom House Museum with author Heather Graham and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston presiding, keynote luncheon with Deaver, a killer line-up of panels and presentations examining everything from "Forensics for Writers" to "How I Plot a Mystery," author book signings, a rum sampling event at Hemingway Rum Company/Papa's Pilar Distillery, a Bloody Mary Morning breakfast at the historic Schooner Wharf Bar, a chance to win a cameo "character placement" role in author Gray Basnight's next mystery tale, and presentation of the annual Whodunit Mystery Writing Award.  Event registration is $195 and includes all panels, presentations, a lunch and a brunch, and social events, with panels and presentations taking place at The Studios of Key West in the island's Old Town historic district. Those who register by June 1 are automatically entered into the Gray Basnight "character placement" contest.  Mystery Fest Key West 2019 is sponsored by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the Key West Citizen daily newspaper, The Helmerich Trust, The Gardens Hotel, The Laureate Key West, Margaritaville Key West Resort and Marina, and Key West Art & Historical Society. For a full Fest schedule, online registration, and hotel links visit
Above Website
Register now! And be automatically entered in drawing for a
"walk-on part" in a new mystery novel! Mystery Fest Key West 2019 headliner and Keynote Speaker Jeffery Deaver. (Photo courtesy Gunner Publications)


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Paradise"will run through August 11. For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, or email her at, or visit  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

A few more Close Up of the Postcards on Display in the Second Special Summer Edition Issue Published around the First or Second Week of July.


The Ocean is Calling! Reef Relief Summer Coral Camp Registration is Now Open.

Summer Coral Camp is Almost Here. Reserve Your Spot Today!
(Key West) Summer Coral Camp for Kids is only two weeks away and spots are filling up quickly! 6-12 year old youths will have the chance to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities.  Activities include science and art projects, field trips around Key West, and four days of snorkeling in the back country and at barrier reef. 
The first week of Summer Break Coral Camp starts June 3. There are 9 sessions of camp throughout the summer.  Each one-week session is limited to 25 campers. Coral Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm.  Camp fees are $225 per child per week.  
Sponsors for Coral Camp include: Fury Water Adventures, Danger Charters, Barefoot Billy's, Captains Corner Dive Center, Sebago Water Sports and The Key West Aquarium. 
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.
Weekly sessions begin June 3th and go through August 9th. Sessions are limited to 25 campers
per session. Camp is designed for 6-12 year olds. A limited number of scholarships are available to those who qualify. Coral Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30am- 4:30pm. Camp fees are $225 per child per week or a discounted rate of $200 per child per week when registering for multiple weeks or siblings. Space is limited! Reserve a slot today!
For more information about registration call Reef Relief at 305-294-3100 or email Download registration forms at
Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.

If you are interested in participating in our clean up events, as well as receiving an occasional E-Mail Campaign from Reef Relief please contact us at or call us at 305-294-3100. 
Recent fundraiser hosted by Ocean Key Resort and Spa and the Sunset Social Drinking Club with the Sunset Pier Free Concert Series benefiting Reef Relief.


 WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM 6810 Front St. 305-923-4778


Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for Event Listings as well as Great Features

Here is a Video Link about "Car Free Key West & One Spot that they just added more Bike Racks

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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.

This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting.  Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features.  PS : Since we're on Summer Hiatus I have not been able to Update the Above Thumbnail Photos. Of Course ; they have published many additional Articles in the past 4 weeks.




Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET
FTL & World Renown Artist Gregory Little & Sean P. Callahan have their Summer Exhibition "Florida Life" . The SECOND Summer Special Edition Issue will have about 7 Paintings Each.

"Mambo" by Sean P. Callahan  WaterColor on Aquaboard

"In the Garden" by Gregory Little  Oil on Canvas


407 Wall St. 305-294-5015

July 8 - Aug 3

Aug. 3
Oct. 19- 25
Nov. 3- Nov. 11

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
Gracy sends regards and tells us : This website was created to make easier to event goers to find times and dates. Companies can save time and always have updated/available events available to them and their customers. They don't have to search every local news paper to find what they need. They have ready and combined information on one calendar. It's also online and therefore very convenient. Most people are digital nowadays. Another selling point is that the calendar of events will provide useful information that can be used for scheduling. Any company who is having a special event can look at the global calendar and avoid clashing times/dates with other organizations. This also allows them to attract more people to their events by scheduling their own events when other organizations aren't scheduled. 

 305-293-7500 1100 Simonton St. 33040

 305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Drive 33040

Note : Since we are on Hiatus; I have not been able to work on the KWT Updates. Of course if you go to their Comprehensive Website and Facebook pages; you'll be able to see their Complete Up to Date Schedule. Also the Second Special Summer Issue (Out in a few weeks) will have a Line Item Schedule of Events for the entire rest of the Year.

6/20 Brain Imbus : Miracles of the Mind

6/29 & 7/20 Comedy KW : The Summer Series
KW Int. Guitar Festival Presents 6/21-23. Opening Concert 6/21 with Jazz Masters Larry Baeder & Mike Emerson

7/7 Songwriter Speakeasy Series
Chad Burtch, Adrienne Z & Michelle Dravis

7/28 Those People feat : Kathy Gilmour, landon Bradbary, Pony Charvet & Joe Madaus (Back Stage Listening Room)

6/7 Key West Pride Steve Grand


  6/21-23 KW Int. Guitar Festival ,    6/29 Comedy KW Summer Series,  7/07 Songwriter Speakeasy Series, 7/28 Those People Feat, August 17th -Havana Nights-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,       November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     December 7th - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm pm/Doors 7pm,    


The Rams Head Group acquired their sixth restaurant location on April 30th, 2019. The new restaurant is located in Key West, Florida.
Bill Muehlhauser, Rams Head founder and Key West resident of 10 years, is proud to announce the purchase. "We're excited to grow our base here in Key West and bring the best in Food, Fun, and Beer to our community".
The restaurant will continue to operate under its current name, Blue Macaw, until it transitions to Rams Head Southernmost Bar & Grill in early July 2019.
General Manager Corky Fertitta said, "We're looking forward to introducing Key West to what has made Rams Head restaurants so successful - good food, craft beer, and free local music". 
Rams Head Presents, the music and event booking division of the Rams Head Group, was recently awarded the management of the Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront. "Rams Head prides itself on bringing national artists to its venues and creating memorable concert experiences for visitors and locals alike," said Muehlhauser. Rams Head and the City of Key West have begun discussions to solidify an operating contract and Rams Head hopes to bring 25 national shows to the venue each year in addition to community events.

Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company was founded at Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland and has been brewing fine ales and lagers since 1995. Rams Head hopes to feature these craft brews as the foundation to their craft beer selection at Southernmost Bar & Grill. 
Rams Head Southernmost Bar & Grill grand opening date and time will be announced via social media and



Check Special Pricing Rates
Includes 1 Parasail Ride
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks



WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Website & Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as the TRAVELER Link to Bring the June Materials  RIGHT NOW to You

Protect the Florida Keys Natural World

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

Hemingway Days to Spotlight Author's Legacy July 16-21 

Detect Clues to Good Writing at Mystery Fest Key West  June 28-30

VIDEO : Fresh Caught Snapper Lets Diners "Taste the Florida Keys"

Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.

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


 WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

Cabaret ALL DATES ARE 5-7 PM
Jazz in the Gardens Every Sunday 5:30p-8p; The Best in Jazz with an Amazing Outdoor Setting

Meghan Clay can be found Entertaining at the Garden's Cabaret Every Week.
Friday, June 21, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm, Saturday, June 22, Jimmy Olson, 5-7 pm, Sunday, June 23, Jazz In The Gardens!, Terri White & Friends, 5:30-8 pm. Monday, June 24, TBA, 5-7 pm, Tuesday, Wed. & Thur, June 25/26&27, Megan Clay, 5-7 pm, Friday, June 28, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm, Saturday, June 29, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm, Sunday, June 30, Jazz In The Gardens!Peter Diamond & Friends, 5:30-8 pm : (Last Jazz of the season)


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Runs July 19-September 30 Special Reception July 19 (See Below)

Olga Manosalvas exhibit presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at Custom House Museum
Key West Art & Historical Society honors the work of Florida Keys-based and internationally exhibited painter and sculptor Olga Manosalvas in a solo exhibit which opens with a special reception on Friday, July 19 from 6:00pm -7:30pm and runs through September 30, 2019 in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. 
For more information call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112, email her at, or visit  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

MOTE'S Beach Condition Reporting System Expands to the Florida's East Coast
The Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) provides daily updates on waves, currents, water and air temperature, algae and multiple other conditions at 38 beaches, including Lake Worth and 37 Gulf Coast beaches in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle. Each beach is monitored by trained volunteers including lifeguards, park rangers and others coordinated by Mote.  Much Additional Info. is in the E-Mail Campaign that this Feature is in ; Click
Here is the April 25th E-Mail Campaign Link from MOTE; Click MOTE4-25
Wildlife in World Heritage Site Declines After Heatwave Reduces Seagrass

Top: A tiger shark tagged by the Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project. Bottom: Combined photos of seagrass in Shark Bay, Western Australia, before (left) and after (right) a heat wave that killed of much of the dominant seagrass species. Credit both: Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project.

Here are a few more Links to some of their Latest E-Mail Campaigns MOTE4-4

About leatherback sea turtles: Leatherback sea turtles are the largest of all sea turtle species. Leatherbacks are more deep-diving and migratory than other species of sea turtles, and the vast majority of leatherback nesting occurs on the east coast of Florida. Leatherback sea turtles are considered Vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), listed on the United States Endangered Species Act, and listed on Appendix 1 by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Learn more about leatherback sea turtles at 
Click MOTE5-8 for Complete E-mail Campaign discussing the rare Leatherback Nests

WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 


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

We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail and/or 305-396-4944



    Thanks for Reading and All Your Comments.  Have a Great Week. Ed

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