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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2019 Special Summer Edition Issue #4 August 19, 2019

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
2019 Special Summer Edition Issue #4
August 19, 2019

"Golden Sunrise" by Margo Ellis  Quilt

"Boat House Row" Joanne Sloan  Acrylic
Part 1 of 2 : A Visit to the Key West Art Center

Dr. David Vaughan CEO & Dir. of Plant-A-Million-Corals; along with Dee & Donna Vaughan Gave a Stirring Lecture about the State of the World's Corals and the Beginning Success their Organization has had with Saving and Growing New Corals. Much Work Still Needs to be Done. (More Below)

"Lucid Dreams" by Nicholas Dussias  Marker on Paper
Part 2 of the Tropic Cinema Art Exhibition with ALL Works from the Staff and Managers

Photo by Alyson Crean
The City of Key West Weekly Sections : This Week Features The Lady Conchs and their Softball State Championship.  Also this week an Informative Message about Summer Garbage

An Iconic Art Institution Closed (More Below) ; However after a few Getaway Trips; Fran will be back to KW Hanging in a few Galleries.

The Searle Brothers Nursery and RainForest Landscaping Collection
(More Below)

"Fragments" by Bree Anne Buckley  KW Beach Glass

"Skull" by Kassandra Burnette  Glass, Tile, Shells & hand Dyed Jute on Bull Skull
Two New Exhibitions that Opens 8/15 :"2019 Annual WaterColor "Summer Solstice" & Restoration Project by Craig Grey & Jon McIntosh's "Palm Tree Pencil" + WLRN Live Broadcast with Audience Welcomed "Fight to Save S. Fla. Marine Life"

Pt. 4 of 5 "Mango Madness" 2019 TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition Featuring 121 Works of Art on ALL 3 Floors. ALTHOUGH This Exhibition Closed a Few Weeks Ago ; Our Promise to show ALL 121 Works continues.  We have 1 more Issue (Next One) to finish showing all; as usual what a Brilliant Exhibition; Thanks for Sharing Local Artists. Also in this Issue The Tally is in from the Public on the Winners from the 2019 Mango Madness (Of Course ALL Member's Works are Winners).  ALSO Two New Exhibitions Opens 8/15 + Live (Audience Welcomed) for the WLRN Broadcast 8/22 1pm "The Fight to Save S. Fla. Marine Life" (More Below in a few Sections)

Part 2 of 2 : Nance Frank Owns the Largest Private Gallery "Gallery on Greene" in Key West.  We Feature the 2nd Floor in this Issue.

"Book End Series" by J. Scott Nicol
 Part 3 : EFFUSION GALLERY 701 Duval. This is a Very Cool 2 &1/2 Story Gallery; with the Top Floor of Special Interest for our Local Creative Artists (More Below). Current Exhibition :"On the Wall, Off the Wall Artist's Exhibition" + Info. about their Women Only WomenFest Exhibition / Party Event.

Pt 3 : The Long Island Black Artists Association's (LIBAA) Current Exhibition and The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends has it. Due to Space Constraints on My Final Edit of this Issue ; I'm pushing back Pt. 3 of this Feature for the next Issue. Thanks again Maxine & the LIBAA for sharing these awesome Images with our Readers.

Pt. 2 Artist Olga Manosalvas Exhibition / Reception "The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas" at Custom House ; Exhibition Runs Through 9/30 (More Below)

MOTE Reports Record High Number of Sea Turtle Nesting Spots (More in their Weekly Section)

Pt 4.  "Wish You Were Here Postcards from Paradise" Continues in this Issue ; Although the Exhibition Just Closed.

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


The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have the Updated COMPLETE Schedule of Events / Concerts up to March 2020


Part 3 : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM .  I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1921 - Now.

"True Blue" by Adam Scott Rote 25 X 25 Limited Edition on Canvas.  By Popular Demand Adam Scott Rote (Artist to the Stars) will be back in town at The Key West Gallery Aug 16-18. ( More Below)

Updated "Mall on Duval" Information

(More Below)

Pt. 1 A Tour of the Wyland Gallery in Key West Featuring a Visit from Year Round Hanging Artist David Miller

The TDC ( Tourist Development Council) sent over their On-Line August "Keys Traveler" and other Update to their August Website (More Below)

1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket
Prototype Automobiles  Pt. 1 of 3 in the Next Issue

Willie Drye the Next KWAHS Distinguished Speaker at Custom House 9/26 6pm + a Feature on his Revised Edition (More Below)

Marathon Yacht Club Regatta (More Below)

Anna Sweet Galleries 25% OFF Summer Sale + Her New Project with Local SurfBoard Mfg. Matt Atkinson

7th. Annual Tropic Cinema 72 Hour Film Challenge Kick-Off August 22, 2019 & Screenings 9/17 & 18 (More Below)

Not to Be Confused with the Event Directly Above Although The Tropic Cinema is one of the Premium Event Venues for the Key West Film Festival.  WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov.20-24 (More Below)

Our Weekly MCSO & City of KW Features. Above Celebrating the Annual National Night Out : Police - Community Partnership are MCSO Sheriff Rick Ramsay and KWPD Chief Sean Brandenburg (More Below)

Photo by Carol Tedesco
The Key West Art and Historical Society Presents FREE Historic Marker Tours (More Below)

Pt.1 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory


Perhaps this will help cool you down

Editor's Note
 I have had in Past Summer Hiatus Issues Shorter & Somewhat Abbreviated Issues. This Summer was Different & Great With Me.
Key West & the Entire Keys Chain of Islands as I've said from my First Year Here ; really does not have an OFF Season. So All Summer I continued receiving IMPORTANT Event Info. and Materials from Our Contributing Associate Editors (The "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends).

 So far here are the 3 Special Summer Edition Issues since the Last Regular Season Issue : May 27 ; June 24 July 15 

Here is the Fourth Special Summer Edition Issue. I'm sending it out a few days prior to 8/19 Due to Many Events this Weekend.

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In This Issue : The 4th. Special Summer Edition Issue: August 19, 2019. 
This Week : Pt. 1 of Our Latest Visit to the Key West Art Center & Saying Hi to new Gallery Director Deborah J. Moore,  Our Weekly City of KW and MCSO Features,  Pt. 2 of 2 A Brief Visit with Nance Frank and Just a few of the works currently hanging at her Gallery on Greene, Dr. David Vaughan's "Plant-A-Million-Corals, 2019 KWFF Nov. 20-24 + All Access VIP  Passes on Sale Now, Pt. 2 of 2 The Current Art Exhibition at The Trop Featuring Art from Staff and Managers, Pt. 4 of 5 from the 2019 Mango Madness ( Closed a Little while ago) ; We are still showing ALL 121 pieces + TSKW Sent over the List of Public Votes to the Top 5 Works (Shown In This Issue); Of Course ALL the Great Artists Showing were ALL Winners Thanks for sharing, Pt. 3 Effusion Gallery's First Exhibition "On the Wall, Off the Wall Local Artist's Summer Exhibition",  23rd Annual Kids Day 8/17 at HOB, Youth Fest Sept 5 at Sigsbee Park, MCSO Animal Farm Next Two Opens 9/8 & 22, Pt. 1 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, FKSPCA event Sat. 8/17 "Clear the Shelters",

Update Wyland Gallery Schedule of Visiting Artists, Pt. 2 of 3 "The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas at The Custom House ( Olga will also be doing Simultaneously an Exhibition at Karen Wray's "Collections" Gallery Recpt.8/17&18), WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , An Extensive List of Galleries, MOTE Reports on Large Numbers of Sea Turtle Nestings, Pt. 4 of 4 " Wish you Were Here Postcards from Paradise" at Custom House, Updated "Mall on Duval" Info., Combined Once a Year Mixer from KWBG & Key West Chamber at Royal Furniture 8/29 + WomenFest Kick Off at Marriott Beachside 9/4, Key West Theater Schedule up to 3/2020, Women's Equality Day Aug. 26,

In This Issue August 19, 2019 Continued  :
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories,  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM  , Pt. 3 Gold Coast Cruisers Classic Car Show, KWPD & MCSO & The Community Celebrate "National Night Out" Pics & Info. sent by Sue Harrison (aka Maru), WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM , Adam Scott Rote Next Appearance at the Key West Gallery August 16-18, Key West Playbills from Roberta DePiero and Peter Arnow : One of the best ways to Reach Disposable Income / Active Demographics, Island House Videos, United Way of the Florida Keys "Stuff the Bus", Pt. 1 Tour of Wyland Gallery and inc. David Miller On-Line Exhibition (Companion to his Recent Visit at Wyland), BrewFest 8/29-9/2, WomenFest 9/4-8, Willie Dryer next Distinguished Speaker at Custom House 9/26 + In this Issue a Feature on his Popular "Storm of the Century : The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (Revised Edition) : (In This Edition the Rescue Train Gets back with All Aboard Safe) PERHAPS in a Parallel World.  

In This Issue August 19, 2019 Continued :  The Gardens Hotel Cabaret Schedule, WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG  , Marathon Yacht Regatta
Anna Sweet 25% Off Summer Sale & Photos of her work with local SurfBoard Mfg. Matt Atkinson ( Next Issue Anna will Feature a few of her Hanging Artists), 7th. Annual Tropic Cinema "72 Hr. Film Challenge", KWAHS FREE Historic Marker Tours, The Royal Campaign of Fantasy Fest Kick Off 8/23 at SouthernMost House, WWW.FKCC.EDU
 , Tropic Cinema and KWAHS Next "Art as History : History as Art" (8/31, 9/10, & 9/24), 2019 / 2020 Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW Schedule, Summer Reading from Ben Harrison "Sailing Down the Mountain", Effusion Gallery and Mangoes Restaurant "Brushes and Booze" (Women Only) for WomenFest 9/7,  Alexander's Guest House "WomenFest Welcome Party" 9/4, The Searle Brothers Nursery and RainForest Landscaping Collection, 
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , Our 6 Part "Amazing Photo" Feature from Last Season (Links this Issue) + SOME GREAT Photo Exhibitions Starting Next Issue, National Organization of Women (NOW),

 , "Misha in the Morning" at The Gardens Resort / Hotel + Their Cabaret Schedule (Sunday Jazz on Summer Hiatus), Waterfront Playhouse Schedule, KW Public Library Presents "Teen Short Story Workshop", Past Blast Issue Links, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens "Native Plant Sale" Sat. 8/17 + Volunteers are Needed Year Round, Q-Magazine, Tennessee Williams Key West Museum Exhibit, WomanKind BraZaar Material (Inc. Tickets & Submission Instructions) for the 10/17 Gig at The Key West Theater, "Preserve Island Life", Reef Relief-MOTE, Florida Health Monroe Co., TSKW Annual "Summer Solstice" WaterColor Art Exhibition from many Local Artists + an Exhibition by the Collaboration of Jon McIntosh & Craig Gray for the Restoration "Palm Tree Pencil" + Live Broadcast with Audience at TSKW from WLRN "Fight to Save South Florida Marine Life 8/22 1pm ( Seated by 12:40p), & Much More. Thanks for Reading Ed & the Contributing Associate Editors ("Friends").


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"Milady" 2005  Acrylic on Plywood

"Here Comes The Bride"  2002 Acrylic on Canvas

More Close ups of Olga Manosalvas Works Up Shortly; The KWAHS Exhibition runs until Sept. 30.

 ALSO Karen Wray's "Collections" Gallery will have an Olga Manosalvas Exhibition that runs through September with Receptions  Aug. 17 & 18 Here is some Info. WWW.COLLECTIONSKEYWEST.COM 

The Next Distinguished Speaker Series Host will be Willie Dryer Author of "Storm of the Century" Sept. 26 at 6pm at The Custom House (Info. Up Shortly)

Part 3 of 3
EFFUSION GALLERY 701 Duval St. 305-735-4345
Their very first Exhibition at their New Gallery in Key West "On the Wall Off The Wall Local Artists Showcase"

"Lord of the Rings" by Olga Quinn  Oil on Canvas

"Another Blue Heaven Afternoon" by Deborah J. Moore  Acrylic on Canvas

"Don't Let Them Dim Your Light" by Barbara Sage Mixed Media

More Effusion Up Shortly with Close Ups.  Pt. 1 of the Effusion Feature , Pt. 2 of Effusion

Fran Decker Closes Frangipani Art Gallery Up Next but First; The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.

More in the next Few Issues

Frangipani Gallery Closes

More Up Shortly




The Key West Business Guild & Key West Chamber Combine Mixers on August 29 5:30-7:30
Facebook Event Link

WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM  November 20-24
ALL Access VIP Passes on Sale ; Click VIP for Info. & Purchase


Adam Scott Rote will be back at The Key West Gallery August 16-18

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

Adam is chatting with friends / followers and Gallery Owner Kellie. A Fascinating Discussion on the Marketability of the Science Fiction Movie / Art Genre. "It Can be very Profitable as long as it's done the right way" Adam Scott Rote has perfected it.

More Art from ASR Up Shortly




 A Visit to the Key West Art Center With Deborah J. Moore The New Gallery Director

"Dinner at Flamingo" by Joanne Sloan  Acrylic
"Evening Glow" by Suzanne D'Antonio Encaustic 

"Bahia Honda Key" by George Salhofer  Acrylic

"Mangoes Look Delicious" by Mary Jean Connors  Oil
More of Our Visit to The Key West Art Center; Up Shortly

Direct Donate Link Below
24215 Carribean Dr. W., SummerLand Key, Fl. 33042
Very excited to share the progress with the #STEM program at the Florida Sea Base in Summerland Key. Here the Boy Scouts of America are showcasing coral restoration while visiting the waterfront facility. Today, I got to work with the staff and interns performing micro fragmentation techniques to prepare corals for the tanks. We began a few months ago building the facility and have come so far. With these new corals, and knowledge, the team here can teach the campers at this facility about coral restoration with hands on experiences. Programs like the one at the site, and partnerships with amazing groups like the Boy Scouts of America are how we will be able to turn the tide of our oceans.

Dr. Vaughan -Dee and Donna Vaughan All Appeared A Few Weeks Ago speaking about their amazing success stories with Of Course Much to Do in the Future. 

More Plant-A-Million Corals Up Shortly




Material Supplied by the TDC
Key West BrewFest Aug. 29- Sept 2

During a festival "crafted" for Labor Day weekend, attendees can sample nearly 200 beers and ales while also discovering the flavors of the continental United States' southernmost city. The 10th annual Key West BrewFest is set for Thursday through Monday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, highlighted by a lavish oceanside tasting festival.

ALSO Please go to the Feature we have for the TDC (Tourist Development Council) toward the end of this Issue to also get the link to the TDC Monthly On-Line "Keys Traveler" ALSO go to their website WWW.KEYS-FLA.COM 
Thanks TDC.


Part 2 of the Current Art Exhibition from The Staff and Managers 

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

"Key West Hot Dog Man" by Ian Brockway  WaterColor
"Red Fish / Blue Fish" by Helen Walker
"Jumping Fish" by Helen Walker
"Apples, Oranges, & Cucumber" by Jane Nielsen  Mixed Media
"Ran" by Marge Holtz  Fiber Quilt
More of the Tropic Cinema's Art Gallery Exhibition from the Staff and Managers; Up Shortly

The Tropic Cinema is kicking off its 7th annual 72-Hour Film Challenge on August 22! Get your cast and crew together and join the fun! 
If you love movies, if you've always dreamed of being a filmmaker, and if you want to stay up for three days straight creating a cinematic masterpiece, now's your chance! The kickoff will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22; filmmakers will learn the lines, props and other themes that are required. From there, it's go time. You'll have 72 hours to turn in your finished film, and then you can sit back, relax and wait to see your work on the big screen!

To make sure everyone gets a chance to catch the finished products, we'll be screening them at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18. So whether you're a filmmaker, a leading man, a starring actress or just a fan, be sure to join us for a great night at the movies!
For more information, email


One More Feature from The Trop : The Tropic Cinema in Partnership with the KWAHS

Key West Art & Historical Summer Film Series/Art & Artists

· Hosted by "Art As History, History As Art - Film Series"at the Custom House and Tropic Cinema. First 2 Film Events of 5 was on 7/30, 2nd 8/13

Here is the Facebook Link to the Entire Series
Other Film Events from this Partnership are 8/31, 9/10 & 9/24


Larry Searle from the "Searle Brothers Nursery and Rainforest Landscaping Collection" Sends Summer Regards 
6640 SW 172nd. Ave., SouthWest Ranches, Florida, 33331
Larry, Jeff Searle, & Candy come into town a few Times a Year providing Exceptional Stock at Excellent Prices.  Their Next Sale will part of a Group Sale that the Key West Garden Club will be Holding at West Fort Martello Gardens in November. The next Searle Brothers Annual Stand Alone Exhibition and Sale will be February 2020 . As we Get Closer to both dates; we'll provide more details.


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

2019 MANGO MADNESS MEMBERS SHOW . Once again Although the Exhibition Closed a few Weeks Ago ; we'll show ALL 121 Works.
 Here's the Exhibition link to their website 

Before we Continue with Part 4 of 5 ; Our Extensive Coverage of the 121 Works from the 2019 Mango Madness. TSKW sent out the Public OFFICIAL VOTES from the Exhibition

3rd Place Mango B in the Mango Tree by Arlene Brush (Acrylic); Did you eat my Mango? by Cricket Desmarais (Mixed Media Encaustic); The Skeleton by John Martini (Polychrome Steel)

2nd Place Our Bicycle Town by Karen Beauprie WaterColor

1st Place Oh, Sweet Mango by Sudee (Mixed media on wood panel)
All Prizes were awarded by Key West Fine Art Printing
We Now Continue Showing ALL the Entries

"Easter Sunrise : White Street Pier" by Jane Grannis  Raku
"Frozen Fruit" by Katlin Spain  Oil on Canvas
"Plumbago in Paradise" by Bill Klipp  Photo on Printed Canvas
"Blessings" by Mary Kay Clapp  Oil
"Lavida De Cayo Hueso" by Lori Kjos  Acrylic, Crayon, & Fabric
More Mango Madness Up Shortly in This Issue

Click Link 8/15 to see the two Summer Exhibitions that Opens on August 15: "Palm Tree Pencil" by Jon McIntosh with Restoration by Craig Grey & "The Summer Solstice WaterColor Exhibition" from Susan Sugar and the Group of Local Artists. Also go to WWW.TSKW.ORG For Information about the WLRN Live Radio Broadcast at TSKW at 1pm 8/22 ( Audience Seated by 12:40p) "The Fight to Save South Florida Marine Life" (More Below on  ALL 3: Of course Also go to WWW.TSKW.ORG )

In mid-June, a group of watercolor enthusiasts met each night at the beach, just before sunset, with paints, brushes and open imaginations. Led by beloved Key West-New York artist Susan Sugar, the students learned new ways of observing the ephemeral shapes and transitory moods of the evening sky. Having originally trained as dancer, Sugar's work is deeply influenced by movement, and her paintings are imbued with a sense of musicality and rhythm. A selection of student watercolors will be shown alongside one of Susan's own in the Sanger Gallery.

The exhibition will feature work by the "Solstice Sisters" Elizabeth Chamberlain, Cricket Desmarais, Natalia Duke, Elizabeth Hanes, Frances Lee Larkin, Kathy Letarte, Colleen McIntyre, Marcy Moyer, Morgan Ridler, Robin Robinson, Susan Seroskie, Emma Starr, and Rita Troxel.

On view to the public is a restoration project of a large-scale wooden sculpture by the beloved community member, Jon McIntosh. "Tosh" was a renowned designer, illustrator, and painter, and beloved member of the island arts community. Tosh was an accomplished sculptor as well, and his 15-foot-tall palm-tree pencil sculpture was one of the standouts of the 2011 Sculpture Key West exhibit at Fort Zachary Taylor. 

Working on a mostly volunteer basis, local sculptor Craig Gray will restore the palm-tree pencil sculpture, and plans to bring it back to its original glory over the next few months. Having first met Tosh at The Studios of Key West in 2011, Gray quickly grew close to the fellow sculptor, and considered him a good friend and mentor. The Studios of Key West is pleased to host the first stage of the sculpture's restoration this summer, allowing the public an opportunity to see a part of the process. Materials for the restoration of the sculpture will be purchased by a Special Project Grant from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.
The Next Issue will have Photos We Took at the Three Events


A Few of the Other Artist that Anna has Approved for her Gallery.

This is a wall of Mermaids that Anna's Mother Painted; they are really good..The Wall to the right also has more of her work and Additional Artists
The Next Issue will have Close Ups of Anna's Guest Artists Hanging in her Galleries. This Week's Feature from The Anna Sweet Galleries Continues
Now is the time to make a splash in your home and introduce the magic of the ocean into your interior design. For the month of August I am offering 25% off these one-of-a-kind works of art.

Surfing USA 

Proud to announce my collaboration with local Key West shaper Matt Atkinson. These boards are hand shaped by Matt and completed by me. This is a project I've had in my mind for years and I'm so proud to finally share it with the world.  

Thanks Anna for Continuing to make our Magazine Visually Vibrant (A MUST TO VISIT HER GALLERIES & WEBSITE)

23rd Annual Kids Show  Aug 17 at HOB
A fun filled event that converts the cafetorium into a large indoor playground. Dozens of local businesses and community organizations will offer interactive games, educational displays, and family-oriented merchandise. Geared towards children up to 10 yrs of age. Admissions benefit Wesley House Family Services. Click Link Above for More Info.
YOUTH FEST Sept 5 at Sigsbee Park
Come out and enjoy MWR's annual Youth Fest event in celebration of the Military Child! On Thursday, September 5, from 4 - 7 p.m., join us on the Sigsbee Ball Field to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with the other families of NAS Key West. This event is FREE (except shaved ice) & open to all MWR authorized patrons. Click Link above for more Info and the Activities


Storm of the Century
The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 Revised Edition

Willie Drye will be discussing the new edition of his classic book,
 Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
 and signing copies on September 26 at the Customs House Museum in Key West. The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has this to say about it: "A scenario similar to the 1935 hurricane is one of my biggest fears as a forecaster today. This is a haunting and very possible scenario in coastal areas that have seen exponential growth since this monster. Willie Drye's book relives that 1935 horror and reminds us how breathtaking and unforgiving paradise can be." 

Storm of the Century
 is considered the definitive story of what is still the most powerful hurricane to make U.S. landfall. The revised and expanded edition includes new information about the hurricane and the people who were caught in it and a new chapter about Hurricane Irma. The Labor Day hurricane's 200 mph winds and 20-foot storm surge devastated the Upper Keys on September 2, 1935, killing more than 400 people, including about 260 World War I veterans living in beachfront work camps and working on a construction project. Advance tickets for Drye's presentation are recommended, and can be obtained from the 

The Next Issue of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends will have a Feature on Photographs taken by Drones.

Also in the Next Issue
Maggie Ruley - Island Inspirations
933B Fleming St.  305-304-1013

Below "A Mermaids View" by Maggie Ruley  Acrylic on Canvas ( This Painting is now in my Living Room); Perhaps she has Additional Prints for Sale.

The Next Issue will have many Close-Ups of Art in her Gallery

Golden Temple of Amritsar Punjub C1860
The Next Special Summer Edition Issue # 5 has a new Photographic Feature "Rare & Historic Photographs"

"Steve McQueen" by Stephen Holland
In the Next Issue ; we'll have 12 Iconic Photos/Art from this Really Interesting Gallery Including an Album Cover Signed by The Bee Gees. 


Marathon Yacht Club

MYCEF brings Sailing back to the Middle Keys with the Mixer-In-the-Middle Regatta. 
Marathon Yacht Club Education Foundation/Middle Keys Sailing held the first regatta in decades for Marathon, Saturday, July 20th on the azure waters off 33rd Street, with a pool party for skippers and crew at The Marathon Yacht Club. Ten knot winds greeted sailors on the flat, warm waters of the Gulf. Early threatening thunderstorms failed to materialize as the sailing went on uninterrupted throughout the afternoon on two overlapping modified Olympic courses.  Twenty boats in multiple classes under twenty feet vied for the coveted crown of Sir or Dame Mix-Master, complete with a side mounted ball cap. Sailors came from all corners of Monroe County to participate in this pre-season regatta to benefit youth sailing education. Young and adult alike sailed alongside each other in a series of 5 races. Racing was fast and furious, with different classes mixing it up on the water. Tricky currents, wind shifts, and a difficult racecourse challenged sailors'  skills to the end, with many races decided within a few seconds. 
"Thank you to our generous sponsors, coaches, parents, volunteers and skippers for making this event such a huge success," said Betsy Lefler, MYCEF Chair. "Congratulations to the winners, and let's do this again."2019 Mixer in the Middle Regatta Results by Class: O'Pen Bic, Jack Shepard (1st), Sage Russell (2nd).
Opti : Alexander Edlin (1st), Reif Wallen (2nd), Ethan Avigs (3rd).
Sunfish : Zuber Yacoe (1st), David Scopino and Brady (2nd), Arjen and Adrien Holdinga (3rd)
Laser : Max Troisi (1st), Owen Yacoe (2nd), Mia Troisi (3rd)
Flying Scot : Jim and Cheryl Signor (1st), Jabbo Gordon, Sophia Hutchins, Ginger French (2nd)
Hobie 16 : Ben Hermelin and Heidi Ruse (1st), Carlos Rojas and Sarah Hackney (2nd)
Julian and Emma Ramsingh (3rd)
For more information on youth sailing education please contact Betsy Lefler at
Carlos Rojas : MYCEF Marketing Director : 305-923-3567
Facebook Link hit MYCEF


Part 2 of 2 A Visit to Gallery on Greene

"Blonde & Emeralds" by Linda Reike  11 X 10 Acrylic on Ornate Frame
"Mermaid" by Linda Reike  23 X 28 Acrylic on Cross Cut Mahogany 
"Conchs" by Andy Thurber  10.5 X 13  Intaglio 
"Sand in My Shoes" by Andy Thurber  22 X 20 Intaglio
"Blue Tail Mermaid" by Suzie dePoo
"Old Town Lane" by Mike Rooney  16 X 20 Oil on Canvas

"Chillin in the Keys" by Mike Rooney  24 X 18 Oil on Canvas

More from Gallery on Greene Up Shortly


We now Continue with Dr. David Vaughan's : Plant-A-Million-Coral

Direct Donate Link Below
24215 Carribean Dr. W., SummerLand Key, Fl. 33042


281 Front St. 305-295-6616
We Continue with the The Restless Eye : The Visions of Olga Manosalvas Exhibition

"Blue Cock" 1995  Acrylic on Canvas

"Emperor's New Clothes"  2014  Clear Vinyl, Reclaimed Objects, Embroidery 
More Olga Manosalvas Up Shortly 


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. Due to Summer Hiatus I've not been putting the Thumbnail Photos of their new  Featured Articles

Helen, Ben & Cole Send Summer Regards and Suggests for a Great Summer Read


"WISH YOU WERE HERE POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE" Exhibition. Although it Just Closed a Few Days Ago; We'll still show you some Awesome Postcards.

"Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Paradise" ran 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

More Postcards Up Shortly


Part 2 in this Issue : The Artists (Staff & Managers) at the Tropic Cinema :

"Circular Thinking Onward"  Mixed Media on Acrylic
"Saint Ann Orishanala" by Michael Marrero (Executive Director) Archival Pigment on Paper

"Saint Barbara Chango" by Michael Marrero  Archival Pigment on Paper

"My Girl" by Sherry Read  Decoupage on a Dress Form
More Art from The Staff and Managers at The Tropic Gallery; Up Shortly


We Continue with the Second Floor of The Largest Privately Owned Gallery in Key West by Everyone Friend Nance Frank. The Wall Below Features three artists : Wayne Garcia, Andy Thurber, & Papio Suarez
"Parrots" by Papio Suarez  25 X 16 Intaglio 
"Double Trouble" by Wayne Garcia  16 X 19 Intaglio
"Fish Love" by Susie dePoo  23 X 8  Oil on Wood
"Mermaid Sfumanto" by Linda Reike  27 X 8 X 2 Acrylic on Board
"Turtle" by Linda Reike  11" Diameter  Oil on Board
Thanks Nance


Part 3 (Up Shortly in This Issue) : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York

ALSO Part 1 of 3 Starts in the Next Issue : 25 of the Top 25 Concept / Prototype Cars Here is a Sneak Preview

1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket

1970 Lancia Stratos Zero



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
We Now Continue with
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

"Somewhere in Time" by Carrie Disrud  Acrylic

"Clear Skies" by Lucy Paige  Acrylic and Paper Collage

"April" by David Klein  Etching

"Morning Sunrise" by Neva Townsend  Oil

"Chillin at the Conch Republic" by Kathy LeTarte  Oil
More from The Key West Art Center in the Next Issue 


We now continue with our Joyous Goodbye to Fran..Joyous since she will have a break from running a gallery and take some time off to travel.  

Thanks Fran  See You Back Home Shortly

The Special Summer Edition #5 will have some new works from Mark Yeoman  One of the Local Places Mark Hangs is at Mangia-Mangia. We did a Feature a few months ago ; and will do one more in the Next Few Issues

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

Mark's Works in the Background

Here is the Menu Link 


During the heat of summer, smelly garbage bins can be a neighborhood nuisance. Here are some tips to help keep the island smelling fresh.
Residents and businesses in Key West can call Waste Management, 305-296-8297, to swap out a dirty cart for a clean cart once a year at no charge. Additional exchanges are $30. In addition, the City's Solid Waste Coordinator Dee Dee Green has some of the following tips:
    Keep the lid closed. If you have too much garbage for one cart, consider buying an extra garbage can with a lid at local department store or placing extra garbage in a black plastic bag that is tied shut.  Pickup quantities are unlimited as long as the trash is in a cart, can or heavy-duty plastic bag.
      No loose garbage should be in the cart.  Use a paper, plastic or reuse old product contain garbage. Tie up before placing in your garbage cart.
      Double bag wet and smelly stuff.  If cleaning fish, consider placing fish waste in freezer until garbage day.        Wash garbage and recycle carts with hot water and vinegar. Please do this in the grass or yard when possible.
  Wash garbage and recycle carts with hot water and vinegar. Please do this in the grass or yard when possible.
    Add baking soda to bottom of cart after each pickup.
If the once-a-week pickup is not working for your household, and second weekly garbage pickup can be arranged by calling Waste Management for $20 a month.
As a reminder, City Code allows residents to place all solid waste containers at the curb, not blocking the sidewalk, after 4:00 pm the day before pickup service and the containers must be brought back onto your property by 8:00pm the day of service.
Photo by Alyson Crean
Next Feature
The Key West City Commission this week lauded the Key West Lady Conchs 8U and 14U Travel Softball Teams as they finished a remarkable 2019 season by each winning the State Championship for their division during the USSSA South Florida State Softball Tournament in June.
The 8U team captured the state title by going undefeated in the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record. The 14U team went 6-1, including five straight shutout victories in bringing their state title home to Key West.
"These young athletes illustrate what a team can accomplish together with hard work, dedication and self-confidence," reads the proclamation setting aside a day in honor of the teams. "It is with great pride that we congratulate and applaud the 8U champions: Summer Bailey, Charley Bracher, Liana Brown, Kaleaya Dickerson, Jaelyn Estevez, Campbell Fischer, Arianna Garcia, Carlie Hamlin, Lucy Katz, Chloe Kongos, A'Aliyah Mcleod, Gabriella Pichardo and Evaline Zanetti and the 14U champions: Emily Bracher, Cheyenne Carr, Ty Marie Cervantes, Isabella Franco, Ku'uleilani Haia, Scarlet Niles, Madelyn Perusse, Caroline Smith, Montunique Van Staden, Sophia Wardlow and Trecia Whetstone."
City Attorney Shawn Smith, a long-time coach of the league, noted "it is truly remarkable that the youngest set of athletes and the oldest set of athletes in our league are bringing home championships."
He commended the hard work of the young women as well as the amazing support of the parents and sponsors.
Following the accolades in the commission chambers, the teams boarded Conch Trains for a victory parade around the island.


701 Duval Street 305-735-4345
and their Very First Exhibition in Key West "On The Wall; Off the Wall : Local Artists Exhibition"

"Luna Chicks" by Jimm Sherrington  Acrylic on Canvas

"Girl with Bird" by Jenn Marchiano  Acrylic on Canvas

"Stars and Stripes" by Nelson Dela Nuez Mixed Media

Nice Job Brandi; looking forward to your next Exhibition



Pres. Don

(Part 3) of Many to Follow

Held on Glen Cove Long Island New York at Morgan Park. I took over 1001 Photos and will use about 800 Spread Out Over a Few Issues (Well Many Issues). If any of the readers would like me to send them the entire 800 Photos in a 3 or 4MB Size Format each Photo ; will be glad to do so..Simply send me a Request to EK10@AOL.COM ( No Charge of Course)

A Few More Automobiles from 1921-Now from the Gold Coast Cruisers at the Morgan Park in Glen Cove LI Up Shortly; and then Many additional Classic Car Photos in the Next Issue; and the Next Issue After , and Next After That....PLUS in the Next Issue We Start a 3 week Feature on Concept / Prototype Cars ( I do believe Even If you HATE Cars and I'm Sure this Island has Many) ; You will still enjoy the Styles and Art Like Quality of these many one of Kind Prototype / Concept Cars.


WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 Olivia St. 305-504-7664
FB Link Click BVMPKW


Part 3

The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale : Although the Exhibition Just Came Down; as Promised The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends will SHOW ALL 121 Pieces.  The Special Summer Edition Issue #5 ( probably going out first week in September) will have the remaining 20 works

"Green Heron" by Rita Troxel  WaterColor
"Taking Flight" by Jackie Sanchez  Welded Steel
"Mango Sunrise" by Nancy Henning  Oil
"Blue Heaven" by Blucy Stevens  Acrylic , Oil, & Pastel
"Mango/Uke" by Pam Hobbs  Enamel on Wood Ukulele
More Up Shortly; and then once again the remaining 20 Works will be in the Next Issue

281 Front St. 305-295-6616
More " Wish You Were Here Postcards from Paradise"

This Exhibition Just Came Down Down a Few Days Ago; Great Job Cori and Team.

More from The Gold Coast Cruisers on LI NY
WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG 750 Cars in Morgan Park in Glen Cove, LI, NY

More Gold Coast Car Show at Glen Cove, LI, NY in the Special Summer Edition Issue#5 : The First or Second Week of September

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 of Wyland's Last Few Visits ; Click
APRIL 15 2019

Here is David Miller Stopping in Two Weekend Ago Holding Painting Demonstrations.  David will be back Aug. 23-25

Below is one of the Walls where Steve Harlan show Off His Work Year Round. We are working with Jay and Steve to Show many of his works in Upcoming Issues...Of Course Visit the Gallery to be Blown Away with the Vibrant Colors and Depth of His Works.

One of the Many Walls from Wyland

Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently. A few weeks ago Michael Cheval made one of his Frequent Visits; You MUST SEE His Art ( Hanging Year Round) ; One Below:  The Wyland Gallery Has about 25 Works from Him
More from David Miller ; Up Shortly

David Miller: August 23-24-25, 
October 2019 
Oryan: October 3-4-5-6, David Miller: October 10-11-12-13, Stephen Muldoon: October 18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26, Steve Harlan:  October 21-22-23-24-25-26-27, Steve Barton: October 22-23-24-25-26, Walfrido Garcia: 22-23-24-25-26-27


Adam Scott Rote "The Artist to the Stars" Makes Frequent Visits. He was in town a Few Weekends to meet some of his Fans/ Collectors (Signing some pieces Just Sold); & to unveil a few new Pieces; as well as make arrangements for his August 16-18 Exhibition at The Key West Gallery.  Here are just a few. 

"Alice in Wonderland : White Queen" Acrylic on Canvas 20 X 26

"Scarface" Original with Signature

"Charlotte Sometimes" Mixed Media on Canvas  22 X 30 and 50 X 37

"End of the Line in KW"  Limited Edition in Key West  37 X 51

"Mick"  Limited Edition on Canvas 25 X 25

"Stevie Nicks" Limited Edition on Canvas  25 X 25
Next Visits
Adam Scott Rote 
August 16-18, 2019
October 20-23, 2019
RSVP or 305-292-9339


MCSO Animal Farm (Usually the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month) Next Two Opens are Sept 8 & 22 ; August 25 will be Closed



In Monroe County, 54% of families with children cannot afford life's basic necessities. Many of these children begin the school year without school supplies such as pencils, backpacks, books, and other items they need to succeed in school. United Way of the Florida Keys' Stuff the Bus program provides school supplies for these children, ensuring they have the tools to excel this academic year.
Working closely with the Monroe County School District, each school uses the funds raised to purchase exactly the items their students need. Every dollar collected for Stuff the Bus goes directly toward purchasing supplies.  Donations to Stuff the Bus are being accepted through August 31.
I have attached the complete release in .pdf format, for your convenience, as well as inserted it below.  Please feel free to contact me if you need higher resolution versions of any photos in the release.  Also attached is a Stuff the Bus flier that can be printed and posted or shared electronically, as desired. 
Thank you for helping us support Monroe County students! 
or Mail check to United Way PO Box 2143 KW 33045

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


We now continue with the Art Exhibition in their Gallery Featuring The Staff and Managers

"Movie Time" by Marcel Suarez Chalon  Marker on Paper

"Internal Reflections" by Deanc Miller (Volunteer Co-Ordinator) Photograph

"External Reflections by Deanc Miller (Volunteer Co-Ordinator)

"Reflections" by Liz Acar  Photograph

"Enjoying the Moment" by Liz Acar  Photograph

Sorry for the quality of this photo below; the lighting and placement along with the Glass; made for a very Tough shot.  However this Film from The Key West Film Society Looks Interesting.  I wonder what's it about?


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 :

In the Upcoming Issues and the Start of the 2019 / 2020 Season; We'll have many Exciting On-Line Photographic Exhibitions.

The 2019 Annual TSKW Summer Member's Exhibition and Sale. Was Showing ALL 121 Pieces from ALL 3 Floors.  The Exhibition is Over but we're Completing a 5 Week/Part Feature Showing ALL 121 Works.

"Island Dancers" by Bucky Montgomery  PrismaColor

"Carnal Enso" by Victoria Reynolds  Mixed Media on Wood

"Lets All Just Get Along" by Kerry Hoeppner  Palm Fronds & Coconuts

"Mango Ole" by Haley Herriott  WaterColor  Editor's Note : Haley you Always Make Me Smile.  You are so Happy and Positive; and your Volunteering at Many Organizations is Exemplary. Thanks for being a Friend 

"The Ripening" by Garth Holtkamp  Acrylic

"Angel with a Broken Wing" by Jeane LaRance  Digital Image Transfer to Metal

"3 Amangoes are Hangin at the Beach" by Richard McCausland  Oil on Canvas

"Mango Madness" by Larry Myers  Acrylic & Oil on Canvas
Wow; we still have 20 Images Left to Show and that will be in our Special Summer Edition Issue#5. Thanks to All the Local Artists for sharing their work with the Readers In the last 4 Issues.

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Part 3 in this Issue : The KWAHS Exhibition of Olga Manosalvas at The Custom House

"Articles of Impeachment"  1998  Acrylic on Canvas
"Retablo"  1998 Acrylic on Plywood

"Magical Thinking"  2011-2012  Acrylic, Embroidery & Reclaimed Materials
"Schatzi"  1999  Acrylic on Canvas
"SexPresso"  1994 Acrylic on Canvas
More Olga in the Special Summer Edition Issue#5 ; Probably Published the First or Second Week of September; and Once again Karen Wray is about to start an Olga Manosalvas Exhibition at "Collections Gallery"

Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)


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


CDD- CENTRAL DUVAL DISTRICT500 Block to the 700 Block of Duval St
Key West, FL  33040   tele: 305-697-6570
Carl Fischer, President
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 Duval

DOGS ON DUVAL THIS WEEKEND. ALL 3 NIGHTS. Mall on Duval Pedestrian Mall
This weekend Mall on Duval becomes... DOGS ON DUVAL. Bring your favorite, well-behaved, leashed canine to Duval Street this Friday, Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 2PM and Midnight. Meet other dogs and other dog owners.
Mall on Duval is Key West's favorite pedestrian mall.
This weekend it is Mall on Duval Limited Edition (Mall on Duval LE). That means only one block will be closed to vehicular traffic per night. Friday  Aug 16 500 Block 2PM to Midnight, Saturday         Aug 17 600 Block  2PM to Midnight, Sunday Aug 18  700 Block 2PM to Midnight, Dogs on Duval. Hope to see you and Fido (and Fida) there! This weekend only, all 3 nights!

We now Continue with David Miller's Visit to Wyland Gallery a Few weeks Ago. Once again his next Visit is Aug.23-25 and then Again Oct. 10-13

Thanks David See you in Two Weeks.

I'm Making Arrangements with Jay to Show in the Next Issue the Art of Steve Harlan; Absolutely Brilliant Art ( Must See in Person)


NOW is the largest organization of feminist grass-roots activists in the US. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Since its founding 1966, NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism, to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. 
Key West NOW meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Shanna Key and we welcome your presence.


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.


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.. Contact Vinos and Dance Key West for the upcoming Events

717 Love Lane

Teen Short Story Workshop

The Key West Library is offering a free 8-week short-story writing workshop for teens every Saturday starting August 10th through September 28th.  The official start time is 2 pm, however, we encourage you to come earlier if you'd like to further hone your skills with other like-minded teens.  At the end of the workshop, all of the short stories will be published in our anthology "Conch-Styles".  For more information, call the library at 305-292-3595 or visit our website at  This event is free and open to the public.

Link to the article on our website.               
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
Special Edition Summer Issue #1 June 24
Special Edition Summer Issue#2 July 15, 2019
Special Edition Summer Issue#3 Aug. 5, 2019


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Mixer  Aug. 29 : KWBG / KWCC Joint Mixer at Royal Furniture
Next Luncheon Sept.4 WomenFest Official KickOFF Marriott Beachside.    WomenFest 9/4-8, KW Headdress Ball Oct. 24, 2019. Click RESERVE and DONATE to do either or both
Join us as we kick off the official party for women in the Florida Keys at one of our host hotels
Hit Link Below for the Sept 4
ALSO Sept 7 :Brushes and Booze" WomenFest Party at Mangoes and Effusion Art Gallery (Across the Street)



5201 College Rd.  

The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines featuring Everglades tomatoes for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, August 17, 2019.   Everglades tomatoes have been recently propagated by nursery volunteers as well as 161 species of plants bringing the inventory to more than 1,500 plants which attract butterflies and birds Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.
     The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island is seeking volunteers to help with the Nursery, Garden and general office help.  No experience necessary and training is provided.  Volunteer hours apply toward Community Service for students, City, County & State Programs. For more information contact the Garden office at (305) 296-1504, email or go online to to sign up. 
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.


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  305-296-9556


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


5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424


MCSO Sheriff Rick Ramsay and KWPD Chief Sean Brandenburg. Keep up the Outstanding Work.



BEHIND THE BADGE : MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF RICK RAMSAY is Featured. Please take a look at this 2.5 Minute Video of Our Sheriff; Hit SHERIFF Link


 WWW.XPTHEATREXP.COM 302-540-6102 performed at
 Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE 
 Click this XPLink for more Info. 


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

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


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 Summer and they already have many EXCELLENT Concerts Lined up for the 2019 / 2020 Season


 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004.

Click this Page to go Directly to their DONATE Page

Womankind Big Top Bash fundraiser seeks artist amBRAsaddors to make decorated bras for annual BraZaar auction
Are you a glue-gun guru or an artist with a knack for fashion?  Step right up and be part of the greatest show on earth by submitting your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bra to help support Womankind with their upcoming "Big Top Bash" BraZaar, an annual fundraiser that benefits Keys women and the people who love them with affordable healthcare at the nonprofit medical center. This year's high-flying fundraiser with a Big Top motif set to parade down the three-ringed catwalk Thursday, October 17 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theater featuring a pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, a dazzling ringmaster of ceremonies, circus-style performances, games played by unsuspecting guests, spectacular surprises, hilarious booby prizes, and an online silent auction of additional decorated bra designs that opens for bidding Friday, October 11. Artists' designs will be blind juried, with accepted submissions entered in the event's live and silent auctions.  Artists whose designs are selected for the live auction will receive fa complimentary event ticket to watch their bra be modeled down the 16-foot runway. The bra with the highest live auction bid and the audience favorite chosen through "voting with dollars" will win fabulous "Breast in Show" and "Most Mammarable" prizes. 

Since its inception in 2007, artists' participation has helped the event net over $120,000 to help provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 1st. Download your application now at, get started on your design, and know that your participation helps raise awareness of breast health while raising money to help Womankind advance its mission to provide breast cancer screenings and exams to local women. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating and can be purchased at starting August 15.  For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist's bra, contact Mel at or call Womankind at 305-294-4004.

Click this  LINK1 for their Facebook Page


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

-------------------------------------  305-766-9727 Peter Arnow 305-923-9645

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

Reserve Early

To be seen in any of the 2019-20 Cultural Arts Publications

September 20 for the Headdress Ball 2019 Program, October 1 for Marathon Community Theatre and Studios of Key West, October 18 for  Red Barn Theatre, Key West Theater, Fringe Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse and South Florida Symphony, November 1for Tennessee Williams Theatre and Truman Foundation, November 15 for Impromptu Concerts, Anne McKee Art Auction Program, February 15 for Key West Songwriter's Festival, May 1 for PrideFest Key West 2020,  Mystery Fest Key West, Key West Summer Stage 2020, May 15 for Key West International Guitar Festival, June 1 for Tropical Heat 2020, July 1 for WomenFest 2020


407 Wall St. 305-294-5015

Oct 19-25

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


   August 11th - Local Spotlight: Nick Norman in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm,     August 17th -Havana Nights-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  August 18th-Stephen Kellogg & Tyrone Wells - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   August 24th - Comedy Key West: The Summer Series - Show 8pm/ Doors 7pm,  August 25th - Those People in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm,  August 25th - The Artimus Pyle Band Honoring the Music of Ronnie Van Zant's Lynyrd Synyrd - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  September 1st - Bill Blue & The Tim Carter Band: Guitars and Banjos - Show 7:30pm/Doors 6:30pm,  September 13th - Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  September 15th - Amy Grant - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    September 29th - Those People in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm, September 29th - An Evening with Coffee Butler & Friends - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  October 3rd-Anders Osborne: Solo-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   October 5th - Chris Duarte - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  October 13th - Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty "Damn the Torpedoes" - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, October 17th - Womankind's BraZaar: Live Auction Fundraiser - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,  October 20th - Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   October 28th -The Allman Betts Band at Sunset Green Event Lawn - Show 7pm/Doors 5:30pm,  November 2nd - Key West Wonderful Night of Blues - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, November 8th - Justin Hayward - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 13th - Wizards of Winter - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  November 23rd -World Guitar Rock N' Roll Festival: Tribute to Queen & AC/DC- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   December 1st - Max Weinberg's Jukebox - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   December 5th - Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 7th  - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 11th - A Peter White Christmas feat. Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  December 15th - Bret Michaels - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Sinbad - January 14th - Shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm,   Tommy Castro - January 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   Tommy Emmanuel - February 15th & 16th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    Judy Collins - February 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  February 22nd - Tom Papa - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,  February 25th - John Lodge - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    February 27th - Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    February 29th - Firefall - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, March 1st - John Tesh - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,  March 16th & 17th -Get The Led Out- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm
JUST ANNOUNCED RamsHead Productions Temptations April 5, 2020




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 August Materials  RIGHT NOW to You

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

Featured August Video "Discover Sea Turtles in the Florida Keys"
Reef's Islamorada's LionFish Derby Sept. 13-15
"BrewFest" in Key West Aug. 29-Sept. 2

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

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

Michael Robinson will be playing in the Cabaret on Fridays. Michael Robinson is on the Left of Michael and Eric

Cabaret ALL TIMES ARE 5-7 PM

Thursday, Aug 15, Nina Newton, 5-7 pm
Friday, Aug 16, Michael Robinson, 5-7 pm
Saturday, Aug 17, Bobby Green, 5-7 pm
Sunday, Aug 18Megan Clay, 5-7 pm
Contact Jim and/or Reservations for the Schedule for the Week of 8/19

Meghan Clay can be found Entertaining at the Garden's Cabaret Every Sunday


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
for the One of the Latest E-Mail Campaigns from MOTE; Featuring Record Record Year for Sea Turtle Nestings

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

Here is the Menu Link 


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

Carla and Mike send Regards : 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


Up Next a Listing of Many of the Art Galleries in Key West but First 

Key West Art & Historical Society Invites Public to Experience Free Key West Historic Marker Tours
Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and tourists to experience a multi-platform, self-guided, and free tour program of Key West's historic sites designed to highlight the island's unique multi-cultural history and heritage through the Key West Historic Marker Tours website and phone app.
Originally designed and launched by Bruce Neff under the auspices of Key West Historic Markers Inc., the program merged with Key West Art & Historical Society in 2018 and consists of three primary elements: a map of cultural and museum attractions featuring 121 historic location markers that pay tribute to Key West's colorful past, phone apps that act as a personal museum docent to support those taking the self-led walking tours, and a comprehensive website at that provides a virtual tour of Key West, historic background and community information, digital collections of local postcards and cigar box art, and links to Google maps. 
Key West has one of the largest historic districts with the densest amassing of historic frame vernacular buildings in the country. The island's history encompasses unique architecture, Civil War forts, famous authors' homes, connection to wars and revolutions, once-thriving turtle and sponging industries, sunken treasure galleons, slave ships, Flagler's railroad, boom and bust economies, and much more.
To plan your own tour, visit the Key West Historic Marker Tour website at, download the free Key West Historic Marker Tour phone app at, or call 305-507-0300 for a free Key West "Voices of History" phone tour. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112.
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE ART VENUES IN KEY WEST. The Below Galleries & Museums are the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends : Frequent Associate Contributing Editors


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


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

1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval 305-294-8925

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

221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828

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

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

EFFUSION GALLERY (Just Opened July 5) 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM


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

New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973

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

Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910 WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET

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

ART@830  830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Alan Maltz Gallery  1210 Duval St. 305-294-0005

DE LA GALLERY 419 Duval St.  305-395-2210


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

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