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Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends February 1, 2021
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
FEBRUARY 1, 2021
We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent a Feature in this Issue). After These Lead Tease Photos will be our Weekly 'CRISIS CENTER"& Then ALL Entertainment and Non Pandemic Material the Rest of This Issue. Above : Our Weekly Photographic Feature from Roberta DePiero and her "Journeys Around Town in Photographs, Our Weekly Photographic Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp "Journeys Around the World in Photographs", then 3rd Above from Nicolas Bergery (Very Talented) called "FAIRCHILD GARDENS II" One of the 54 Pieces of Art that will be in the Anne McKee On-Line 2021 Art Auction.
Below Lead Tease Photos Representing the Features in This Issue : One of my Favorite Artists : Alexei Butirskiy is in Town This Weekend at The Key West Art Gallery 601 Duval St., Next : Start of a New Photographic Feature from Popular You-Tube Provider "Ruth's Truths" with the Original Photographer Dave Gelinas, "62 Vintage Photos of Life in America During the 1960s, The Ciy of Key West Weekly Section Inc. Encore Important Features and The KW Island Dogs Baseball Team, Marathon Garden Club at The Crane Point Nature Museum,
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM Now More then Ever they are So Needed with a Thousand + Titles either Hardcopy Books (Delivered To You) or E-Books (Delivered to You On-Line),
South Florida Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Sebrina Alfonso and World Reknowned Russian Concert Pianist Svetlana Smolina, The 2021 Anne McKee Auction 2/4-17 Live Streaming Bidding (Lot's of Direction on How to Bid in this Issue & on : WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG) with 54 Works of Art : Below is "Boat Shop" by Bill Hartman, The Key West Art Center & Curator Deborah Moore Present 3 of Our Pride and Joy Artists and their Classes : Priscilla Coote-Karen Beauprie & Lothar Speer (Below & Through Out this Issue are Karen Beauprie's Enticing WaterColors), 2nd Year Anniversary for Sarah and Mark " Shade Ceramics & Shutter Photography", Next Up in this Issue WWW.TSKW.ORG has An Amazing Amount of Classes-Exhibitions-Events in their Weekly Extremely Larger Section Inc. February's 4 "BETWEEN TWO PLAMS" and the 5 Talents that are Featured & The Play "Smithtown" Directed and Produced by Stephen Kitsakos with Lead Actor Michael Urie (Streaming Live 2/13-27 + Susan Werner performing 2/5, GingerBread Square Art Gallery & Adele Sent Us the 2021 Schedule of Visiting Artists (2/8 Nyla Witmore & Christos Calivas), Info. on The Truman WaterFront Farmers Market, Michael Marrero's Spotlight Exhibition at The Gallery on Greene + Nance Sponsors & Curates Esterio Segura at TSKW, The Updated Schedule for the Cabaret d'vine and the Gardens Hotel + The Second "Jazz in the Gardens" of 2021 starts at 5-7:30pm on Sunday 1/31 Featuring Skipper Kripitz & Friends.
DYLAN BAKER FEB 10
ALSO IN THE TSKW SECTION STEPHEN KITSAKOS DIRECTS & PRODUCES "SMITHTOWN" 2/13-27 STREAMING + SUSAN WERNER PERFORMS ON 2/5 LIVE STREAMING
BECKY ANN BAKER FEB 10
PLUS IN THE TSKW SECTION SO MANY CLASSES-EVENTS-EXHIBITIONS. AMAZING WHAT THEY ARE DOING YEAR ROUND FOR SO MANY YEARS
ALEXEI BUTIRSKIY - SUSAN WERNER
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this February 1st. 2021 Issue : National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, FKSPCA Adoptions, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden's 82nd Annual "GARDENFEST" 2/20, Monroe County's Weekly Section Inc. Governor Desantis Receiving Award for his Commitment to the Florida Keys Environment, Searle Brothers Nursery & Rain Forest Collection Landscapping & Their 22nd Annual Spring Plant Extravaganza at their SW Ranches Location March 6-8 and 3/13-15 ( In This Issue some Really Pretty Pics of Plants, Trees and Flowers), Pt. 3 of Popular You-Tube Content Provider "Perfect Life" Presents "Historical Photos That You Should Have Seen Yesterday Vol. 47", Ralph De Palma tells Us About the Crooks Sunday 1/31 Noon Annual Event, B. Lucy Stevens at Jag Gallery (Below is "Bus Stop"), The Key West Art & Historical Society (WWW.KWAHS.ORG) Venues, Zazoo Iconic Art & Photographic Studios has Valentine Memorabilia Gifts, So Many Classes at WWW.TSKW.ORG Inc. Abigail Houff Jewelry Making Class and Angela Berube Spa Night, Dr. John "Jack" Norris Continues to Video Inform Us about this Pandemic + He and the Staff Treat and Comfort So Many, Our Good friend Miranda & The Staff at The Key West Film Festival tell us about a New Series "CINEMA SUNDAYS AT THE PERRY HOTEL", WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM has Pt. 3 of "Rarely Seen Photographs Captured More Then We Already Know", Our Weekly Photograpic Feature "Around the World in Photos" Visits El Salvador (Pushed Back to 2/8), Nicolas Bergery FINE ART SALE 2/1 at the Front Porch of the TSKW Artisan Residents 618 Ashe St. 2-6PM (More Info. Below),
WWW.KWLS.ORG Presents "Old Town Literary Walking Tours", MOTE-REEF RELIEF-KW WILDLIFE CENTER- ECO DISCOVERY CENTER-FKSPCA- DR. DAVID VAUGHAN'S "PLANT A MILLION CORALS-KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN-FWC- KEY WEST BUTTERFLY & NATURE CONSERVATORY & Additional Eco-Nature-Animal-Wildlfe Features. Also in this February 1st. 2021 Issue : Our Brief Interface with 3 other Publications ; Mandy Miles, Britt , Guy, Gwen Filosa, Jim McCarthy & the Other Great Writers with The Weekly Publications, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM, & Konk Life, Stephen Harlan at Wyland Gallery 1/29-31. Of course we have many additional Features in this Issue that were not shown in these Lead Tease Photos. Thanks to the Hundreds of Associate Contributing Editors that send us Material & Thank You for Reading. Have an Outstanding Week. Ed. PS: The SEASON Issues have been getting Pretty Long (Partly due to Season and Of Course More Then Ever Our Lives Involve being On-Line; and the Material is Far Greater. Our Magazine is Designed Through Constant Contact and You can Always Take a Break from Reading and Come back SIMPLY by Re-Opening the E-Mail and as You Know : No Downloads ( Just Start To Read); and Of Course you can do it Unlimited Amount of times. Enjoy (2nd. Batch of Lead Tease Photos Next, Then Crisis Center, Then The Entire February 1, 2021 Issue)
SO MANY CLASSES TAKING PLACE FOR THE NEXT 4 MONTHS; AND AS USUAL WE HAVE AN EXTENSIVE WWW.TSKW.ORG WEEKLY SECTION
$90, $70 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)
Limit 8 students.
DIY spa night: Friday February 12 at 6pm (session will run for 3 hours)
Students will meet at the Carriage Trade Artist Residencies at 529 Eaton St.
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic; and also makes Frequent Appearances at the Key West Bi Monthly Commission / Mayor Meetings and Monroe County Meetings. PLUS HE AND HIS STAFF HELP TREAT & COMFORT SO MANY. He is one of the LEADING Voices of Reason. Thank You. We Have His Videos.
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
February 1, 2021 going out to 7823 Weekly.
The Weekly "CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER" Feature has Grown Large in Order to keep you Well Informed from
The City of KW , Monroe County, KWPD, One Clean Island (OCI), MCSO, CDC, SOS, Key West Recovers, & Other Very Important Local & National Organizations. Additional Info. will now APPEAR Every Week as a PART 2 LINK at the Very End of Each Part 1 Issue. Much of the Material could be weeks/months old..but is Valuable Reference Material.
ALSO IN PART 2 : Extensive Listings of Many Websites from Local Organizations that have Contributed Features the Last 8 Years + Most of the Art Gallery Websites + Many Local Entertainment Videos + Classic Music Videos. EDITOR'S NOTE : At the Very Bottom of this Issue are 2 Larger Articles 1) From CDC 10/22: Covid-19 Exposure & CDC Updated Suggestions.
2) 12/5 Potential Way of Distributing and Tracking the Vaccines. Although the Articles are Months old; the Info. provided is very valuable
Jason & Kate Kohler Owners of The Weekly WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM 305-743-0844 Jason@Keysweekly.com
Guy DeBoer Sailor Extraordinaire and Owner & Editor of the Konk Publications WWW.KONKLIFE.COM 305-296-1630 Info@Konklife.com
Nadine Orr Grossman Wears Many Hats ; and she and staff (Lindsey-Trevor-and many additional Volunteers & Contributing Companies) for the newley formed KEY WEST RECOVERS has complied many Links /Assistance and Each week growing. Here is just a few PRIMARY / IMPORTANT LINKS that gives a wealth of Information : Nadine Tells Us "Inserted is our resource sheet – it’s a great start for Free & Low Cost resources. Visit KeysHelp.org for the United Way & FKOC’s application for assistance and their Resource guide or the City’s Web Page
email@example.com for human service needs. firstname.lastname@example.org to reach me –for general and business questions." Additional Info. for . "We've Got the Keys" Further Down in this Issue. Once again please click the Above Links for an amazing amount of of useful Information.
FROM THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH : MONROE COUNTY COVID-19 Call Center 24/7 305-293-7500 . 1-866-779-6121 and/or E-Mail COVID-19@FLHEALTH.GOV.
Here is a very informatiove Somewhat Up to Date
Site from the Monroe County Health Department
Please monitor Monroe.flhealth.gov. A press release will also be issued when the website and hotlines are ready for Info. on Signing Up for Vaccines. These will not be released until more vaccines arrive in the county.
A Fast Thank You to Juliana Waynick at the Florida Dept of Health Monroe County and
STEPHANIE LEONE RIVAS OF (OCI) ONE CLEAN ISLAND ; She has done amazing Interviews using questions that she and staff gathers ; as well as making it extremely easy for her readers to send in questions before the interviews.. Stephanie also Posts a Large Amount & Extremely Important Information on her / OCI Facebook Sites.
Stephanie and the Staff Posted a Few Weeks Ago on their Facebook a Look Back at the Last Few Months of Posts-Videos-Tags, Charts and so Much Great Information..Thanks OCI for all the Great Work You Do.
Editor's Note : Please remember that some of my Links can be a few days / weeks old. That Updates are received by going to most of the Links & Facebook Pages and Websites.
Mayor Teri Johnston writes : A COVID Vaccine Update from the County: For the next several weeks the COVID-19 vaccination allocation for Monroe County is as follows:
250 doses/week Publix Key Plaza Key West
250 doses/week Publix Islamorada
100 doses/week Monroe County Health Dept
Allocations are approved by the Governor’s Office. There has been no indication when, or if, the allocation formula will change.
The state-wide appointment system (ShareCare) is scheduled to be fully operational by Feburary 12. It wil provide registration either by phone or on-line. Appointments will be scheduled when there is vaccine available. Those individuals who were able to register previously will be automatically added to the register.
Mayor Teri Johnston Writes : From our Friends at the United Way of Collier & the Keys: If you can document significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and are a City of Key West resident or a Stock Island resident who works in Key West, you may be eligible for rental assistance. To apply, contact ONE of the agencies listed below (each agency will be using the same application process). You will need a copy of your lease, proof of income, and photo ID. More details below. www.keyshelp.org
UPCOMING VIRTUAL CONCERTS will be Listed in another Section Up Shortly
"SEE THE SCHEDULE FOR ALL OF THE WEEKS IN FEBRUARY SHORTLY"
THAT'S A WRAP! South Florida Symphony recorded our final Masterworks concert of the 2020/21 Season yesterday, featuring the return of critically acclaimed pianist Svetlana Smolina performing Shostakovich's first piano concerto. On the April 27th broadcast date, you'll be inspired by the virtuosic exchanges between Svetlana and principal trumpet player Kevin Karabell Also on the bill is Tchaikovsky's ravishing Serenade for Strings.
BRAVO to Maestra Sebrina Alfonso and all the SFSO musicians for an amazing week of making beautiful music together safely!
Key West Gallery will host Alexei Butirskiy & the worlds largest collection of his Original paintings & Limited Edition pieces. Butirskiy will be here for a showing of his artwork & will paint live so clients will be able to witness how he builds one of his masterpieces. RSVP today email@example.com or 305-292-9339
Watch D. Arthur Wilson paint in the gallery and meet the artists while viewing their newest originals and limited editions. Wild Expressionist and Abstract Expressionist RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Key West Gallery
COMPLETE 2021 SCHEDULE OF VISITING ARTISTS UP SHORTLY
Chuck Maggio from the Middle Keys Sends Us
The Crane Point Museum, run by Charlotte Quinn (on right), received the Marathon Garden Club Monarch Sanctuary Certification on 1/21/2021. Suzy Curry of the Marathon Garden Club Butterfly Committee presented the award
Note from The Editor :
Hello Charlotte You look Great; I so foundly remember the nice times we had in Marathon and the American Cancer Society's Middle Keys "Relay for Life"...I wish you and everyone up North an amazing 2021; Keep the Faith ;Things will change very soon..Eddie
FIGURE DRAWING : Lothar Speer, Via Zoom. Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. January, February and March 2021
The Key West Art Center is happy to have Lothar Speer return as our figure drawing instructor on Zoom as a virtual art instructor. Lothar studied at The National Academy of The Fine Arts, Vienna, where he received The Johannes Fueger Medal, a European distinction in the field of figure drawing. He received his BFA from Chicago's Loyola University and his MFA from Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. His work was shown internationally as well as in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Washington and the Governors' Offices of Illinois and Pennsylvania.
FINDING YOUR VOICE IN WATERCOLORS
January, February & March, 2021
Karen Beauprie’s class “Finding Your Voice in Watercolors” will be held online using the Zoom application on Tuesdays, January 5 through March 23, 2021. This course is open to anyone with a working knowledge of basic watercolor techniques. Each week the class will study and apply the elements and principles of design through instructor demonstrations, individual projects and homework assignments.
PRISCILLA COOTE. TWO-Day Workshop. January 21-22, 2020. Via Zoom
The January 11th. Issue will have a Lead Feature showing New Works from Priscilla.
The Key West Art Center and Gallery is proud to host an online class with Priscilla Coote Thursday and Friday, January 21-22, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Priscilla "takes" students to Bahia Honda State Park via video, where she paints from the water using her Amphibious Easel. She explains how she chooses the subject matter and all the considerations that go into painting on the scene in an active environment. Then students join her in the studio to paint along as she interprets her plein air painting into a finished studio work. Students will be sharing what they create for a positive, personalized experience. Medium can be oils or acrylics.
PLEASE GO TO THE JANUARY 11 ISSUE link for more details for all three classes
Beginning Thursday, February 18, the Key West Art Center & Gallery will be displaying works of its associate members daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Key West Art Center is beginning its 61st year as Key West's oldest continually operating art gallery and the only gallery whose members are all Keys resident artists. The associate members, while not exhibiting member artists, contribute to the nonprofit organization's mission of encouraging local artists and of bringing programs to the public that encourage an appreciation for the arts. The show will continue through March 3 with all works for sale. Below is from Kitty Rose.Curator Deborah Moore will be sending some of the Works on Display for the Next Few Issues...
Anne McKee Artists’ Fund announces their 26th Fine Art Auction
February 4th thru February 17th 2021
If we know anything from our collective 2020 experience, things change. That includes the Anne McKee Fine Art Auction you’ve always held in high anticipation. This year you can expect to find fabulous works from some of our established local favorites as well as discover the talent of some exciting new emerging artists. As always, the auction is a great opportunity to add some unique new treasures to your art collection. But the whole affair will happen online, so it will be safe, convenient, and fun for everyone.
Online viewing and bidding will begin February 4th at 5:30 PM and close at 8:30 PM on February 17th. If you would like to see the art in-person, it will be available for viewing-only at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St, beginning February 4th. The Studio hours are 12-4PM, Tuesday-Saturday. All sales will be online. For viewing art, auction link, and other information, check out www.mckeefund.org.
Up for bid will be original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, and more. Collectors can choose from the works of celebrated and renowned local masters to fresh new talents.
Each participating artist receives 50% of proceeds from the sale of their work. The other 50% goes to fund grants for projects by local talent in the visual, performance, and literary arts. Founded by Key West art patron Anne McKee, the not-for-profit has awarded more than $330,000 to 400 artists since 1994.
“Think of all the galleries, exhibition openings, artist talks that make our community so culturally rich. That only happens if together we support our art makers,” said Kalo Clarke, President of the Board of Directors. Contact: Lucy Paige 305-923-4218
HERE IS INFORMATION FROM ROBERTA DEPIERO AND PETER ARNOW TO GET INVOLVED IN HAVING YOUR COMPANY SPONSOR AND BE VISABLE TO THE THOUSANDS LOOKING AT ANNE MCKEE MATERIALS AND/ OR BIDDING
For just $75.00, you can have your logo with a link to your website up as soon as we receive it! After the auction closes, the auctions remains online for viewing. Limited Space Available.
A little bit about the online auction: There are 54 pieces this year including an original Sal Salinero valued at $26,000. Online preview is open now. The in-person preview for the artwork will be at The Studios of Key West on the 2nd Floor lobby starting February 4 until the night of the auction. We have placed a QR code in our print ads (see below) that will direct people directly to the auction website.
At 5:30 PM on Thursday, February 4, the online auction will open to bidding and will continue until the night of Wednesday, February 17th. We have grouped the first 5 pieces in the first group and then every 10 art pieces are grouped together after that. Each group will expire in 15 minute increments with the first expiration at 7:15 PM.
The Anne McKee Artists Fund receives 50% of monies raised for each piece. The artist receives 50%. The fund then provides grants to visual, performing and literary artists in May of 2021 up to $2000. This is really a win-win for all involved. To learn more about the fund, http://www.mckeefund.org.
Remember the auction is online, so anyone in the world can bid! Invite everyone to the online auction to help Anne McKee Artists Fund receive the highest bids and make the most money for the Anne McKee Artists Fund for the 2021 grant cycle.
Sizes: All $75.00
Small: 100 X 100 or 151 X 151
Medium: 244 X 203
Large: 544 X 184
Limited Space available. Deadline Wednesday February 10th. You will receive an invoice from Anne McKee Artist Fund PayPal and a confirmation on placement from either Peter or myself. To send an email to either Peter or myself to participate.
ROBERTA@KEYWESTPLAYBILLS.COM and PETER@KEYWESTPLAYBILLS.COM
Thank you for supporting the cultural arts. Roberta & Peter
CLICK THIS BLUE LINK TO SEE THE JANUARY 29TH COMPLETE E-MAIL SENT OUT BY THE ANNE MCKEE FINE ART AUCTION. You can also see ALL 54 Items for Sale
FAIRCHILD GARDENS II by Nicolas Bergery 26x32 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY COLLAGE WITH HAND DRAWING & PAINTING CREATED WITH COLORED PENCIL, OIL PASTALS, WATERCOLRS AND INK. THE LEAD IMAGE FROM NICOLAS IN THE VERY BEGINNING IS A VARIATION OF THE FAIRCHILD SERIES. BELOW IS ONE OF THE 54 WORKS ON AUCTION; and then 10 to Follow.
The NEW Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Keith Richards, KISS, & Bruce Springsteen Photos will be in the ZAZOO Usual Section Further Down.
Brooke, The Michaels, Stephen, Miranda All send regards. Miranda fills us in on a New Series the Key West Fim Festival Just Started. So Keep Posted with the People and Groups Involved for Additional Information. To get on Miranda's and KWFF Mailing List; Reach out to Her at INFO@KWFILMFEST.COM
Cinema Sunday series at the Perry Hotel at 6:00pm. This is a new monthly screening series presented by The Perry Hotel - under stars, socially distanced seating - curated by the Key West Film Festival leading up to the 10th Anniversary of the festival this November. We'll be showing gems from our first nine years each month, Last week was LA LA LAND from 2016. Mary Zophres, who was honored at the festival with our First Annual Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design, delivered a special introduction for the screening.
Make sure to make Cinema Sunday at The Perry a monthly event for you, and we'll see you in November for our big 10th Anniversary!
The Tennessee Williams Poetry and Short Story Contests are on for 2021! No theme, but must pertain to Williams in some regard; plays, characters, poetry, art, relationships, on and on..., Deadline: Sunday, March 7, 2021, Poetry: No more than 30 lines, Short Story: 1400- 4000 words. $10 entry fee. First place: $400. Second place: $200. Info will be posted on Key West Art and Historical website, Jan 17. www.kwahs.com
Audrey Thompson and Misha McRae send regrads and tell us about one of the annual popular events.
Annual GardenFest Celebrates 85th Anniversary at The Key West Tropical Forest Feb. 20
KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the unique Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine arts and crafts during the 18th Annual “GardenFest Key West: The Green Market Place 2021”, set for Saturday, Feb. 20th. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Garden, located at 5210 College Road. Admission is free.
Visitors can view and purchase tropical and native plants from the Garden's Plant Nursery as well as other plant vendors. There will also be docent guided tours, a children’s science corner, adult beverages, food, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, earth-based arts and crafts with nature themes or composed of natural materials, eco-friendly products and services and exhibits by conservation-oriented non-profit organizations,. A limited number of tickets will be sold for a chance to win a silver coin from the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank in Keys waters in 1622.
As part of the Garden’s Speaker Series, a presentation by Iven Tores on “My Experience Coming to the Keys in a Chug” will be held outdoors in the Garden’s Cuban Chug Exhibit at 12:30 p.m.
The Garden is the only frost-free, tropical moist forest in the continental United States. Attendees can explore the 15-acre arboretum, garden, wildlife refuge and educational center that showcases flora native to South Florida, Cuba and the Caribbean. Docent guided tours will be offered twice daily at 11am and 2:30pm.
Celebrating the Garden’s 85th anniversary in 2021, and one of the oldest operating attractions in Key West, the Key West Botanical Garden Society is proud to be able to continue this important community event. The Garden is home to many threatened and endangered species, the rich and diverse environment features two wetland habitats, two butterfly gardens, national and state champion trees, birds, butterflies, art, musical instruments and much more. As a living museum with twelve self-guided tours, the garden offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time and experience the Keys in a natural, protected conservation habitat.
All GardenFest activities are to be held outside. To protect against potential Covid-19
transmission, attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing. For more information please contact the Garden at www.keywest.garden or call 305-296-1504.
Red Legged Thrush is Popular Attraction at the Key West Tropical Forest.
KEY WEST, Florida Keys – Bird watchers from all over the world have been ‘flocking’ to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden to catch a glimpse of a Red Legged Thrush, a bird seen only 3 times before in the United States. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS the rest of this Lead Feature we ran a few Weeks ago can be found in the December 28th. Issue Link https://conta.cc/3rwouD1
WE NOW START AN AMAZING NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE "VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN AMERICA DURING THE 1960's. BELOW IS THE YOU TUBE VIDEO LINK TO VIEW THE 10 MINUTE VIDEO THAT WILL SHOW ALL 62 PHOTOS. As Usual with the You Tube Video Content Providers; I have Photographed the Images in the Video ; and will use 15 Per Issue for you to enjoy. Of Course ; once again you can view all 62 Images by Clicking the Link (Perhaps after you read the entire Magazine you can come back to the Link). The Original Photographer is DAVE GELINAS.
Tiffany, Tammy, Anima, Jane and the entire Crew at the FKSPCA WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Send Regards and remind you to check out their ADOPTION area on their website https://fkspca.org/adopt/. They sent over 6 MORE Animals for Adoption Below is "Loki" a 4 Year Male Terrier Mix. 6 New Animals needing GREAT Homes...Up Shortly.....In This Issue
FLORIDA KEYS SPCA RECEIVES $36,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO INCREASE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE FROM KEY WEST TO MARATHON
One of the most common reasons pets are surrendered to local shelters is the lack of affordable pet wellness, training and education programs. Due to cost and other barriers, pets in under-resourced communities often do not have access to basic veterinary care such as spay/neuter services, vaccinations, dental care and other medical and preventative care.
With a $36,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the Florida Keys SPCA aims to support pets and pet parents in need of these services by providing discounted vaccines, heartworm treatments, flea medications and the ability to bring these services directly into the community in areas that need it most. We anticipate that over 1,000 animals in our community will be able to benefit from this program.
“We are looking forward to helping COVID-19 financially affected community pets and pet owners with this grant through discounted services and the ability to bring these services directly to the areas in need,” said Tammy Fox, Executive Director of the Florida Keys SPCA. “We know many people have been impacted by the pandemic, which is why it is so important to the FKSPCA to provide easily accessible, affordable preventative wellness care to the community members in an effort to keep pets healthy.”
“We are proud to support the FKSPCA in providing affordable veterinary care, especially during the uncertainty of the pandemic,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “So many families have been hit hard financially, and we are thrilled this funding will not only provide critical care to pets in need, but also help these pets in the arms of the people who love them.”
Since 1994, through its partnership with nearly 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9.5 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $430 million, to positively impact communities, to connect people and pets, to help preserve families and to improve access to veterinary care through initiatives like this with the Florida Keys SPCA. To learn more about our services we provide go to https://fkspca.org/what-we-do/clinic-services/ or contact our Clinic Team directly at email@example.com.
Some Great News from Larry and Jeff at Searle Brothers Nursery and Rain Forest Collection
WWW.RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM 954-658-4317 and 954-658-4319 PALMS@RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM . At their Nurseries in SW Ranches March 6-8 and March 13-15 "THE 22ND ANNUAL SPRING PLANT EXTRAVAGANZA" Go to their Social Media Sites for More Information. Here are a few Pics I grabbed at Different Sources on the Inyernet. FEATURING THE WIDE VARIETY OF STOCK THEY HAVE. Many Already know the amazing selection they have from their visits here to KW and West Martello Gardens. Some of their Inventory Include A WIDE VARIETY OF PALMS, AROIDS, CROTONS,, ORCHIDS, HELICONIAS, FLOWERING PLANTS, BROMELIADS. As Many know they have a Landscapping Division as well.
More Pretty Pics of Plants, Trees, and Flowers Up Shortly
NICOLAS BERGERY ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS & COLLAGES & THEODORA BERGERY VIBRANT FINE ART PAINTINGS AND REPRODUCTIONS ALL ON SALE MONDAY 2/1 618 ASHE STREET (BETWEEN ANGELA AND SOUTHARD) AT ARTIST RESIDENCE FRONT PORCH AND REAR GARDEN DECK IN OLD TOWN
Two Week Session: June 19 - July 2, 2021. One Week Sessions: June 19 - June 25, 2021
June 26 - July 2, 2021.
Piano Studies Program Alumni: Bypass the audition process and register here today!
Note: Due to COVID-related restrictions, acceptance to the Piano Studies program will be extremely limited for 2021. Early audition/registration is highly recommended.
Note: Due to COVID-related restrictions, acceptance to the Piano Studies Program will be extremely limited for 2021. This applies to both the June and July Sessions. Consequently, early audition is highly recommended.
Pianist Svetlana Smolina has performed with orchestras and in recitals worldwide. Notable appearances with orchestras include the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Odessa and Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, New Florida Philharmonic, Shreveport Symphony, and New York Chamber Orchestra.
Piano Program Director
European Academy of Fine Arts
Ms. Smolina holds a D.M.A. from the University of Michigan where she studied with Professor Arthur Greene; B.M., M.M., and Artist Diplomas from Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Brussels Royal Conservatory and Balakirev Music College where her professors were Alexander Toradze, Monique Duphil, Evgeny Mogilesvky and Natalia Fish... Read More.
This collection of rarely seen photographs capture a different side to history than you already know...with the advancement of modern technology, the photos from the past reveal more than we ever original expected to see.
Take a closer look...now that they’re rendered in gorgeous color they’re no longer just photographs, but fully fledged true life moments in time. This personally selected collection of vintage photos that have been transformed from black and white to color will show you what life was really like in the past.
When black and white photos are colorized the process doesn’t just change the way they look, it adds a level of detail that puts everything into a different perspective.
Every one of those beautiful colorized photos has to be seen to be believed, but not all of the stories are suitable for all eyes… view these snapshots with discretion.
No longer bound by the constraints of black and white, these gorgeous color photos capture more than expected.
Tailoring students at a trade school. Sweden, 1955
This young man looks like he’s got it all figured out. In the mid century people across the world knew that it was important to have a trade, be it woodworking, plumbing, or tailoring - to be needed was a wonderful thing.
Tailoring is one of those things that we don’t think about… at least until we need a suit with the perfect cut. Most people don’t have an “off the rack” size, and need to have their clothing fit to their specifications. Without tailors we’d all be wearing weird baggy clothing.
In the 1950s it was extremely important to know a good tailor. There were far less articles of clothing in the world, and having something hand made was a way of life.
Albert Woolson, last surviving Civil War veteran ever, enlisting at 14 and dying at 106 in 1956
As atrocious as war is, it’s amazing to think that someone who served in the Civil War could be alive into the middle of the 20th century. Doesn’t time just blow your mind? As a teen Woolson enlisted as a drummer boy in Company C, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment on October 10, 1864. He was discharged nearly a year later and spent the rest of his life in Minnesota.
Imagine his wonder at the way life changed from the 19th century to the 20th century. Woolson saw the advent of automobiles, electricity, motion pictures, and even television. When he passed away in 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower said:
The American people have lost the last personal link with the Union Army... His passing brings sorrow to the hearts of all of us who cherished the memory of the brave men on both sides of the War Between the States
A Sicilian farmer showing to an American soldier where the Germans retreated, August 1943
During World War II no one liked the Germans (no surprises there), but people of Italy seriously hated the fact that Nazis were occupying their countryside. Even though Italian fascists once supported Germany, but by 1943 Mussolini’s former chief of staff, Gen. Pietro Badoglio was over it. He was in the middle of negotiating a conditional surrender with General Eisenhower and setting up a new Italian government.
Even with the help of the Italian people it wasn’t easy to get through their country to recapture Rome from the Germans. There was bad weather, and on top of that the Allies began their operation so far south that they had to cover most of the country on foot.
Eventually, the Allied troops took Rome and helped bring Italy out of his life of fascism.
The Final Photo...
This really says it all, doesn’t it? It’s clear from this shot that John, George, Paul, and Ringo are completely over being in The Beatles. Not only are they dressed completely differently than one another, a subtle hint at the way they’ve grown apart, but they don’t look happy to be around one another.
Think about photos of The Beatles from early in their career. The young lads from Liverpool looked as if they had the world on a saucer and they were ready to drink it up. In this final photo it’s as if they’d all rather be somewhere else.
In their final performance the boys put on quite a show at the top of Apple Records, but that was it. No goodbye, no see you later, these four groundbreaking artists just went their separate ways.
Arsenal goalkeeper Jack Kelsey peers into the fog, searching for the elusive ball. The fog was so thick the game was eventually stopped
This Photo from 1954 of Arsenal goalkeeper Jack Kelsey looking into the fog for an elusive ball is not only shows the loneliness of the member of a soccer team who’s tasked with waiting at the net for action, but Kelsey’s dedication to the game.
Waiting in the fog for a ball that may never come doesn’t really sound like a lot of fun, but if it’s what you have to do to win the game you plant your feet in the ground and try to make sure you don’t get blindsided.
Thankfully this game was called because of the thick fog surrounding the pitch, but we’re wondering why even begin the game in the first place?
Thank you to our Members and Online Community for your support through 2020. If you would like to make a year-end donation to Reef Relief, please visit us at www.reefrelief.org/act/donate. Have a happy and safe new year!
An Upcoming Issue will Feature one of their Many Talented Year Round Hanging Artists. We are PUSHING BACK BY A FEW WEEKS IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE 20212 ANNE MCKEE AUCTION ENTREES
Some Great News from Larry and Jeff at Searle Brothers Nursery and Rain Forest Collection
WWW.RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM 954-658-4317 and 954-658-4319 PALMS@RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM . At their Nurseries in SW Ranches March 6-8 and March 13-15 "THE 22ND ANNUAL SPRING PLANT EXTRAVAGANZA" Go to their Social Media Sites for More Information. Here are a few Pics I grabbed at Different Sources on the Inyernet. FEATURING THE WIDE VARIETY OF STOCK THEY HAVE. Many Already know the amazing selection they have from their visits here to KW and West Martello Gardens. Some of their Inventory Include A WIDE VARIETY OF PALMS, AROIDS, CROTONS,, ORCHIDS, HELICONIAS, FLOWERING PLANTS, BROMELIADS. As Many knpw they have a Landscapping Division.
Roberta DePiero's Photographic Journeys around KW & Stock Island Shooting ALL THE GREAT SITES ; went for a far away Floridian Drive with Reef Perkins; and shot some very awesome images.
Patricia Kennedy sends regards to all and tells us :
The Friends of the Key West Library’s popular speaker series will present “one of Florida’s foremost nature writers” Susan Cerulean via webinar on February 1, 2021. All lectures in the 2021 season will be presented online due to the pandemic. As in past years the lectures are free and open to all, but you must register to receive the presentation link. https://www.friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org/registration
Ms. Cerulean will be in conversation with Lucy Burdette (Friends president Roberta Isleib) as she discusses her newest book, I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird: A Daughter’s Memoir.
Complete Entertainment Schedule in the Hotel and the Cabaret d'vine Wine Bar/Gallery Up Shortly in their usual Weekly Section. Plus Second"Jazz in the Garden" Jan. 31 Skipper Kripitz and Friends 5-7:30PM (Reservations Required)
This is the 11th year that the Annual Report has been an electronic edition. That means a “green” report and an important savings of precious taxpayer dollars. However, if anyone is unable to access the electronic report, the City can supply a print copy: Just contact Public Information Officer Alyson Crean at 305-809-1058.
What do you see for the future of Key West? How should elected and City officials prioritize what needs to be done to enhance our island? The City of Key West has begun its strategic planning process, and we need everyone in the community to help.
That’s why we’ve created a survey to better hear every voice in the community as we look forward. This anonymous survey will help shape the priorities for the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.
We ask everyone to please weigh in. Your voice matters!
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A new day for the Boys and Girls Club! Congratulations on the renovations of their Bayview Park facility.
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Mayor Teri Johnston and Assistant City Manager Patti McLauchlin, on behalf of the City of Key West, presented the Keys Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) with a check for over $171,000 for rapid Covid-19 testing.
The money is a portion of the $1.3 million reimbursement from Monroe County for a portion of the losses experienced due to the pandemic. During last week’s City Commission meeting, the Commission voted unanimously to reach out to social services to try and put the money where it is needed most. In addition to the rapid tests, portions of the money will be used for rental assistance, utilities, food, medical, and other essential needs. United Way of Collier and the Keys, along with the Sister Season Fund, will oversee the distribution of these funds.
AHEC Executive Director Michael Cunningham said that the 3,000 tests have arrived and will begin being deployed today. Free rapid testing crucial for anyone who has been exposed and cannot afford to wait for a swab test.
According to Cunningham, the free rapid tests are available for residents of Key West and employees of businesses licensed in the city. In order to find the locations for the tests, visit www.keysahec.org and click on “Key West Rapid Tests.” Appointments are strongly encouraged.
The team is a group of 10 and under players, and their ranking was awarded by the United States Specialty Sports Association.
The team finished the spectacular season with a 10-game winning streak in their two final tournaments. Their overall records was 14-1.
The Island Dogs team is led by Head Coach Tyrone Cervantes, a Firefighter with the City of Key West, Assistant Coach Joe Conte, and managed by David Thibault.
Coach Cervantes noted that the team started up as a small eight-and-under recreational team, took their lumps, and ended up here.
“It’s been through hard dedication and a lot of work,” he said. “Way to go, Island Dogs!”
In the photo: The Island Dogs All-Star baseball team is joined at the podium by Commissioner Billy Wardlow, Coach Tyrone Cervantes, proclamation sponsor Commissioner Gregory Davila, Mayor Teri Johnston, and Commissioners Jimmy Weekley and Sam Kaufman.
Here is our Weekly Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp Providing Images from around the Country and the World( as in This Issue)
One of the most prestigious wildlife photography competitions in the world is the annual “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” competition hosted by the Natural History Museum of London.
The Competition started in 1965 has grown over the years and has attracted over 49,000 entries this year. I am honored that 2 of my images have been selected to enter the Final Round of judging where the winners will be selected. My “Brown Skuas Feeding” image taken at Gold Harbor beach on South Georgia Island is a finalist in the very competitive Bird Behaviors Category and my motion blur image called “Hanging On” of Sally Light-Foot Crabs in the Galapagos is a finalist in the Invertebrates Behaviors Category.
Over the years I have had a few images that made the finals but winning has been elusive, got my fingers crossed this time.
Key West Wanderings – Slow Motion Mugging by a Deadly Mollusk
We often think of Conch and Sea Snails as benign slug like creatures living inside a shell, but some can be quite vicious. We landed at Marvin Key one sunny morning and noticed two Conch like shells on the beach, apparently when the tide went out they were stranded on the sandbar. Upon closer inspection they were alive and bigger one was a predatory Horse Conch looking for a meal by attacking a Lightening Welk. I stuck a GoPro in the sand set it to run a time lapse of this slow motion mugging. We didn't get to see the end result as the tide came in and they disappeared back into the sea.
A nice day out hiding from the wind in the Mud Keys. Beware you might get dizzy.
We Now Continue with Roberta DePiero's "Journeys Around Key West and Stock Island, & All of The Keys. This Week : Featuring The Florida Keys Wildlife & Environmental Area (Sammy Creek Landing). Michelle Leonard Mularz Comments that the Two Flower Photos are : NarrowLeaf Yellowtops and Seaside Gentian.
Great VALENTINE DAY GIFTS for someone special or to treat yourself these magnificent Rolling Stones, Marilyn Monroe, Beatles, John Lennon, Madonna, Don Oriolo, Bruce Sprinsteen, KISS & Peanuts Memorabilia - please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at James@zazooartgallery.com
Best regards,James Curken, Managing Art Consultant
Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval Street, Key West, FL. 33040
Ph. 305.294.8925. PS : Jason sends regards as well
UP SHORTLY in their usual section many additonal Memorabilia Items
Jag Welcomes B. Lucy Stevens to the Gallery with a Show of her New Paintings opened on January 15th. B. Lucy Stevens is an internationally recognized mixed-media artist living in Key West, Florida. She paints intuitively from her daily life imagined in a brilliant cacophony of color and pattern. She is inspired by primitive art and her travels to Indonesia, South America, and France.
"I paint what I see, what I remember, and what I imagineand it all gets mixed together, like it is in my mind. I crave solitude but fear isolation. There are times I cannot stop painting—I make a cup of tea and forget to drink it," says Stevens.
B. Lucy Steven's will open our season at Jag Gallery with an exhibit of new paintings that opens January 15th. We will have an opening day on the 15th where Lucy will be present to talk about her paintings.
Jag will also be exhibiting two paintings from Cuban Artist, Juan Carlos Verdial Soltura for the first time.
Gallery Hours are 12-5 pm daily. For more information please call: 305-407-6202.
Jag Gallery is located at 1075 Duval Street C-23 in Duval Square or visit the gallery on-line at www.jaggallery.art
The Market typically includes cheese, produce, fruit, baked goods, coffee, plants and fresh seafood along with international cuisine available for take-away. Arts, crafts and general merchandise round out the offerings. Market organizers offer additional picnic-style food options, occasional acoustic musicians and a beer and wine stand to encourage the community to shop the market, get dinner and enjoy the sunset views from the Truman Waterfront Park. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted with ample space to social distance.
Stringent safety measures and precautions remain in place to guard guests and the vendors who serve them. Masks are required, spaced line management enforced, social distance signage posted and the number of guests per stall limited. Booths are spaced out in one long row down the Mole facing the open ocean. Key West First Legal Rum Distillery free "Ruminizer" hand sanitizing stations are at the entrance. Organizers realize patrons may be eager to socialize but are reminded to not congregate in groups larger than 10.
As the second anniversary of Shade & Shutter approaches, Mark and I have been reflecting on the past year. It has been a difficult year for many, and we are blessed and sincerely grateful for the support of our friends, customers, and the Key West arts community.
Giving back. During our second year we gave back to the community by sponsoring local arts organizations, including The Studios of Key West, The Key West Art and Historical Society, and The Florida Keys Council of the Arts. We donated pottery and photographs to organizations like the Waterfront Playhouse , the Wesley House, and local schools. We also donated a percentage of our sales proceeds to local charities, including Sister Season and SOS Foundation.
Mark’s ceramics. Mark introduced a new line of pottery that features colorful, fun patterns. He loves finding and creating these new designs. There is joy on his face as he unwraps a stencil from a piece of pottery and a new design is revealed. He also made many custom orders—like mugs, planters, and bowls with special shapes and glazes—for individuals and local organizations. Mark says that he loves the challenge of making special custom orders and he seems to have become "the village potter.”
Sarah’s photography. One of Sarah’s photos called “Diesel rust” was shown at the KWAHS exhibition “From a Woman’s Hand”. Another of her photos called “Stepping out into sea spray (ballerina)” was awarded an honorable mention from the International Photography Awards and was featured in the Culture 2021 magazine from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Her photo “Chug” was shown in The Studios of Key West members summer show.
Looking ahead. Mark and I could not have accomplished all this without your support. We wish that we could invite everyone to a second-anniversary celebration this month to express our gratitude, but due to COVID-19 we will wait until we can all celebrate together again. Mark will undoubtedly create more beautiful pottery designs this coming year, and Sarah will continue finding more opportunities for stunning photos in Key West. Here’s to a healthy, peaceful new year.
HERE IS ONE OF THE CUTEST ANIMAL VIDEOS YOU PROBABLY HAVE SEEN. A Homeowner and gardener had a few different animals help themselves to his Gradens and then he he set up a camera and 1 Groundhog Showed Up, then a 2nd , and then they had 3 Babies. Hereis the Facebook URL Video Link, then a Few still pics I took from Video Below ....MUST SEE , and share the URL Link.......
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners and the communities in Florida Keys would like to express their gratitude to Governor DeSantis for his steadfast commitment to the protection of the Florida Keys’ environment.
With the release of the Governor’s budget today, and the inclusion of funding for water quality protection in the Florida Keys, Gov. DeSantis has taken a significant step to ensuring that the unique and fragile marine resources of the Florida Keys are protected for current and future generations.
Four years ago, under leadership of Rep. Holly Raschein and Sen. Anitere Flores, the State Legislature enacted the Florida Keys Stewardship Act, one-of-a-kind legislation that acknowledges the importance of protecting the Florida Keys unique and fragile resources including its coral reef, seagrass beds, and mangroves. For the past 4 years, our communities have utilized the significant Stewardship Act funding from the State to implement water quality projects to protect these resources.
The Governor’s support today ensures that the goals of the Florida Keys Stewardship Act will be fulfilled.
“We look forward to working with Governor’s office and the Florida legislature to see these significant funds in the Governor’s budget are included in the State’s final budget,” said Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron. “I would like to thank Governor DeSantis for his unwavering commitment to the Florida Keys and to our precious environment and to the quality of life for our citizens and visitors.”
Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.
The raucous October Revolution led by Vladimir Lenin, 1917
1917 was a year vast change for the Russian people. Revolution took hold of the country and brought an end to centuries of imperial rule, leading to what we now know as the Soviet Union. The country was primed for social upheaval, mass unrest was prepared to boil over and Vladimir Lenin was ready to light the fire.
October of that year saw the Bolshevik Party enact a bloodless coup against Russia’s provisional government. Rather than lead members of the working class into battle Lenin whipped them into a fury before taking over government buildings and occupying strategic places in Petrograd.
It wasn’t long before the world’s first communist government was formed with Lenin at its head.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, the only time they met, while attending a Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964
It’s truly wild to think that two of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement only met one time and that it was at a debate for the very thing they were working for. Both of these giants of Civil Rights would be cut down in their prime, but in 1964 they were still pleased about the progress they achieved in the face of an insurmountable enemy.
King and X were philosophically at odds with one another for many years of their lives, but they both held a deep respect for each other and recognized that they were both fighting for the same thing, just in different ways. Think of what they could have accomplished if they were allowed to truly flourish.
Family portrait after World War I
This is a truly sad photo. With 20 million casualties in World War I it’s the sad truth of the matter that many families were left without husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons. Those whose boys returned to them after the war counted their blessings.
When a massive loss of life like this occurs it’s hard to quantify the pain that’s caused, especially on a personal level. Photos like this show that even though someone is gone they’re not forgotten.
It may seem strange to us now, but this mother and son were honoring their lost loved one in the only way they could.
Japanese girls enjoying their first snowfall, 1950
Do you remember the first time you saw snow? If you were an adult it probably wasn’t as special as it would be if you experienced snowfall as a child, but it’s amazing none the less.
More so than any other kind of weather, snow brings out the child like wonder in all of us. It begs us to stick out our tongues and dive into the soft icy hills that form as we sleep. And if there are enough friends on board you can even throw it around.
These two gals are the perfect age for their first experience with snow. They’re young enough to be amazed and old enough to remember it for the rest of their lives.
San Antonio farmer Sam Smith celebrates the rain on Easter, March 24, 1951, after a severe drought in Texas
There’s nothing better than the breaking of the seal after a long drought. Especially in Texas, where temperatures can grow beyond 100 degrees and bake every plant and tree across the state, rain is amazing thing to feel.
Even on those hot summer days when the rain is as warm as the air it still feels like a miracle after days without precipitation. For farmers, the rain is necessity to their way of life, and as trite as that might sound when they aren’t able to produce food we aren’t able to eat.
The look of happiness on this man’s face says it all, He’s grateful for everything that nature’s given him… even if he’s had to wait for way too long
A photographer's portrait in a mirror, a hundred years ago in Japan, 1920
Isn’t it astounding to see that we’ve always enjoyed taking photos of ourselves and capturing a moment in time forever? Even before cameras were invented people were painting themselves and doing their best to say “here I am.”
This shot is particularly cool because of… well, everything about it. The way it’s framed shows an intimate understanding of a aesthetics and the couple are posed perfectly. The mise en scene and focus are perfect, everything about this one hundred year old selfie says that it could have been taken today.
If only we could see what this photographer did with the rest of his life, did he get a new camera or keep this one? We’d love to know.
Ralph De Palma sends regards and this Info. about CROOKS for January 31 Noon
Almost all BVMP Fundraisers have all been cancelled for this year with one exception - the Crooks Second Line Celebration. This amazing event where everyone can celebrate their loved ones that have passed - every year, over and over again, was too special to cancel.
We've made a "Virtual Crooks Second Line" scheduled for January 31st beginning at 12:00pm. I was a little leary at first but the crew has taken it and done an amazing job. We have a lot of video from previous events, video testimonials, special second line music, the reading of the honorees (we usually do this on stage at the Parrot). It should be a very cool virtual event and will hopefully raise a little money for a great cause. Below are 3 Photos from Last Year that Ralph Shot.
A message from Managing Artistic Director Tom Thayer.
With the number of COVID cases rising rapidly, we have decided to take a break from the season. Our Waterfront Welcome Back Revue has been cancelled, Every Brilliant Thing, the marvelous new play starring Arthur Crocker has been postponed and our beloved revival of The Rocky Horror Show has been postponed.
Please follow our website for updates to our schedule and please, MASK UP!
Tom Thayer, Managing Artistic Director, Waterfront Playhouse, 305-294-5015
Editor's Note 1/2/2021 : This Brief Statement from Below is atleast a month old; so please go to the Various Websites and Facebook Pages for Updates on the Venues that are Involved
Dear Friends of the Coffee Butler Amphitheater As You May of Heard, The City of Key West has Cancelled All Special Events on City Property through Dec 31, 2020 Due to Concerns Regarding the Rise Covid-19 Cases. This Includes the Remining Sunset Series; as well as the Bill Blues Most Exceptional Fundraiser & 38 Special. We are Working Hard to Re-Schedule. Ticket Holders will be contacted on How to Proceed with Your Tickets Very Soon. We Appreciate Your Patience. Key West Theater and Coffee Butler / KW Amphitheater.
WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929 Greetings from Rebecca Zehr
MONROE COUNTY – United Way of Collier and the Keys is launching a virtual Remote Crisis Case Management System to help residents of Collier and Monroe Counties cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with the Florida Keys Outreach Coalition, UWCK is excited to announce KeysHelp.org, an innovative way to assist neighbors in need. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; PLEASE GO TO THE NOV. 2 ISSUE FOR COMPLETE PRESS RELEASE INFOR. & THEIR WEBSITE https://conta.cc/2HVCpQZ
United Way of Collier and the Keys is excited to announce a partnership with the City of Key West to assist with approximately $250,000 in aid to residents affected by COVID-19.
During the January 5 City of Key West Commission meeting, a stop-gap proposal was made by local health, nonprofit, faith-based and business representatives to assist the Key West community during the next few critical months of the pandemic. The Commission recognized if ever there were a moment to step in and fill the gap, that time is now, and the Mayor and Key West City Commission unanimously approved up to $500,000 to assist local residents. The goal is to keep community members healthy and safe, stabilize households and retain residents here in Key West.
UWCK will work alongside 9 other local non-profits to connect the City’s support to our residents. To be eligible, residents must have documented significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and be a City of Key West resident or a Stock Island resident who works in Key West.
Please make sure to go to the Part 2 from the KWG in this Issue to make sure you have the UPDATED List of Events for the first few Months of 2021 at KWG. This Weekend there is a Great Artist in town : ALEXEI BUTIRSKIY IS TOWN ; THIS IS A MUST VISIT IF you are Out.