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Restaurant, shopping and amenities in walking distance

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends February 15, 2021

 

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
FEBRUARY 15, 2021

We start off each Issue with our Lead Tease Photos (Each Photo will Represent a Feature in this Issue). After These Lead Photos will be our Weekly 'CRISIS CENTER"& Then ALL Entertainment and Non Pandemic Features..Above : Everyone's Good Friend and Art Expert Fran Decker in a 6 Min.Video showing ALL the Items in the 2021 Anne McKee Artists Fund 2021 On-Line Fine Art Auction Pointing to One of the Annual Highest Bid Artist's Sal Salinero & His 2021 Entry in the Anne McKee Artists Fund 2021 On-Line Fine Art Auction (Catalog 54 to Bid On SAL SALINERO "STILL LIFE WITH RED RIBBON 51.25 X 75 OIL ON CANVAS), Next Photo on Top WWW.TSKW.ORG "BETWEEN TWO PALMS" : Appeared on 2/10 Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Hosted by Jeff Johnson (2/17 Stephen Kitsakos Hosts Broadway and Film Actor TELLY LEUNG & 2/24 Mark Feuerstein.

Below : We Continue with Our Lead Tease Photos that Represent a Lead Feature in this February 15th. 2021 Issue : Pt. 3 Photographic Feature "62 Vintage Photos of Life in America during the 60s" with Credit to the Original Photographer David Gelinas & brought to us by You-Tube Provider "Ruth's Truth", Next Up : The Searle Brothers Annual Spring Sale at their Large SW Terrace Farm on the Mainland in March, Monroe County "2021 State of the County Annual Report", The Key West Art Gallery 601 Duval St. Presents ARVID 2/16-24 , BEN HARRISON LIVE 2/14 8PM.
Up Next More Lead Tease Photos representing Features in the Feb. 15th. 2021 Issue : The College of the Keys Presents ("CFK Promotes PROJECT ACCESS Opportunities"- "CFK Postpones VIP Series"-CFK Nursing Students Help tremendously with the Covid 19 Vaccination Rollout"), Anne Mckee Artists Fund 2021 On-Line Fine Art Auction : Catalog #49 "The Bars of Key West" by Denise Graham 8 X 18 Polymer Clay & Oil Paint, Sean and Jill Update us on "The Farmers Market" & "The Artisan Market", The Next "Jazz in the Garden" at The Gardens Hotel is 2/14 Peter Diamond & Friends ( Next Two Performers Listed 2/21 Scott Marischen & Friends- 2/28 Skipper Krippitz - Along with the other Cabaret Events and Wine Tasting Events Featured in their weekly Section). NOTE TO LOCAL MUSICIANS : PLEASE SEND us where you will be playing and/or your On-Line Apperances; especially re-appearing schedules. I just added 76 NEW E-mail addresses this week; and the 7872 CURRENT ACTIVE DATABASE are Certainly Active in Listening /Watching your Performances.
The Next Batch of Leads Photos Representing Feature Articles in this February 15, 2021 Issue : Pt. 2 WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM "54 RARE AND HISTORICAL PHOTOS" by Groovy History Staff Editor Harmon Leon, "TWICE TOLD" Series Continues by XP Theatre's Bob Bowersox 2/8-14, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM with Humdreds of Hardcopy and On-Line Books by Many Local Authors, Key West's Poet Laureate Flower Conroy receives The National Endowment of the Arts Fellow. Monroe County's Weekly Section in this Issue : "Fire Rescue Tavernier Station #22" Receives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunities $818,000., Anna Sweet in Town This Weekend.
The Next Batch of Photos Representing Many of the Features in this February 15th. 2021 Issue : , Zazoo Fine Art and Iconic Memorabilia Photographs Presents a Great Buy in a Bruce Springsteen Signed Album & Vinyl "The Wild-The Innocent & The E-Street Shuffle" + Just In "BATMAN", FKSPCA Presents another Round of Very Cute Adoptions, The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Presents their Annual 82nd "GardenFest" 2/20, Jag Gallery has Adam Russell, A Tour of the Venues at the The Key West Arts & Historical Society
WWW.KWAHS.ORG , "Around Town in Photographs" by Roberta DePiero, "Around the World in Photographs" by Bill and Linda Klipp,
WWW.TSKW.ORG has so many classes, Excellent Covid-19 Information from Dr. John "Jack" Norris + He Receives Another Award, Info. From KWFF's Miranda McGuire"Cinema Sundays" from The Key West Film Festival at the Perry Hotel 6pm Every Sunday WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM , The College of the Keys Very First Women and Men's Swim Team, Plus a few Additional Features in this Issue : Nance Frank at Gallery on the Greene has a Few Exhibitions Inc. Peter Vey, The Key West Art Gallery on 601 Duval St. has Stephen Quartley 2/11-15 and Thomas Arvid 2/16-24, The Gardens Hotel "JAZZ IN THE GARDENS" 2/12 "Peter Diamond and Friends", 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 15, 2021 Issue Mandy Miles, Britt , Guy, Gwyn, Sara, Naja, Arnaud, Jim McCarthy & the Other Great Writers with The Weekly Publications, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM, & Konk Life, Valentine's Day Dinner at The SouthernMost House 2/14, FREE Concert by Impromptu Classic Concerts of Key West 3/14, The South Florida Symphony Orchestra's Complete Line Up of On-Line Concerts... and So Many Additional Features..Thanks to the Hundreds of Associate Contributing Editors that send us Material & Thanks for Reading. Have an Outstanding Week. Ed.

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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. He is one of the LEADING Voices of Reason. Thank You. We Have His Videos.

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
February 15, 2021 going out to 7872 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. This Info. will now APPEAR after the TEASE Photos (Shortly); Then Every Week as a PART 2 LINK at the Very End of Each Part 1 Issue. In Part 2 of the Crisis Information Center 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.. Also Dr. John "Jack " Norris in his latest Videos has Updated Vaccination Information.
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WE ALWAYS START OUR ISSUES OFF WITH EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION and Updates from The City, The County, MCSO, KWPD, & OCI (One Clean Island), Key West Recovers & Others. Once again ; after this Extremely Important Crisis Information Section will be NON-STOP Entertainment

KEY WEST EDITOR OF THE KEY WEST WEEKLY MANDY MILES
Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417

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
info@keyshelp.org for human service needs. nadene@wevegotthekeys.com 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 useful Information.
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HERE IS SOME IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION FROM FLORIDA HEALTH MONROE COUNTY AND FROM PUBLIX


Covid-19 Call Center 24/7 1-866-7796121 E-Mail Covid-19@FLHEATH.GOV
http://monroe.floridahealth.gov/about-us/index.html
ALSO HERE IS AN IMPORTANT CITY OF KEY WEST SITE ABOUT "VACCINES"
https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/1240/Vaccination-Information?fbclid=IwAR2FR_N3Nyv1oDIoMSrDuJmxqJ3BuKYV1bS8kPrOLsTZ2HyaBhmy2ccUwD0

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WWW.AFSP.ORG/KEYWEST Suicide Prevention Information Key West "Out of the Darkness" Contact Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover
HERE IS A CDC SUICIDE INFORMATION & PREVENTION LINK
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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 from the Monroe County Health Department
https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/1169/COVID-19

 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. Once again some of my Info. can be a month old or weeks old; but LEFT IN due the Importance of having Reference Material for You

A Fast Thank You to Juliana Waynick Juliana.Warwick@Flhealth.gov at the Florida Dept of Health Monroe County and
Alison Kerr, MPH Health Education Program Consultant/Public Information Officer Florida Department of Health in Monroe County | Alison.Kerr@flhealth.gov



For mental health resources, visit


AMAZON HAS A $50 RESPIRATOR FOR SALE.. I do believe they usually cost way more but perhaps they over estimated demand; below is the link.


On February 1, 2021 Public Information Officer for Monroe County Kristen Livengood Writes and send us the following FLORIDA LAUNCHES STATEWIDE PREREGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS
MONROE COUNTY, FL – The state announced the launch of a statewide preregistration system to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for individuals 65 and older and frontline healthcare workers. Individuals can preregister for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available in their area by visiting myvaccine.fl.gov.
This website will allow individuals who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to be proactively contacted when vaccine appointments are available at state-supported vaccination sites. On the site, residents can select their county and submit their contact information. Once appointments are available, individuals will be contacted by phone call, text or email and will be assisted in scheduling an appointment. 
Vaccine supply remains limited and appointments may not be available for several weeks in some counties. Additionally, as part of the statewide registration system, each county has a designated phone number that individuals can call and preregister if they do not have internet access. or for Monroe County residents by calling 866-201-7069 (TTY: 833-990-2908). Whether a resident calls by phone or visits myvaccine.fl.gov, their place in line will be reserved reliably using Sharecare software. 
As outlined in Executive Order 20 – 315, individuals who are eligible for the vaccine in Florida are:       Long-term care facility residents and staff;       Persons 65 years of age and older; and        Health care personnel with direct patient contact.
If someone does not meet these eligibility requirements, they will not be able to preregister. Monroe County’s COVID-19 helpline is 833-540-2081.
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.
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Below The Mayor's "2020 State of The City Annual Report" Here is the Link


and here is a VERY IMPORTANT : CITY OF KEY WEST STATE OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DIRECTIVE 2020-20 LINK


A few additional Links
Catholic Charities 305-292-9720, Sister Season 305-304-9828, United Way WWW.KEYSHELP.ORG. Florida Keys Outreach Coalition for the Homeless WWW.FKOC.ORG

Here is Paul Menta's FB Page for Important Info and Resource Guides


Editors Note : This Article by Mayor Johnston is about a week old; but have left this info in due to Valuable Information; and As I write often plese look for updates from the Sources.

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.
Second doses are being received. MCHD will contact individuals to arrange appointments. https://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/1240/Vaccination-Information

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

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ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ANNUAL EVENTS IS THE ANNE MCKEE ARTISTS FUND 2021 ONLINE FINE ART AUCTION. Of Course ; this Year will be an Interesting Experience since the Auction will be done On-Line.. This Issue will devote much space to Understanding How to Bid and View ALL THE 54 ITEMS.
Go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see aditional info.

The First 6 Items Below

CAT 14 TROPICAL KOI by CAROL REZBA OIL ON CANVAS 24 X 20

CAT 16 EBB TIDE by RICHARD KEMBLE INK ON PAPER 18 X 24

CAT 17 ITS RAINING PEARLS AND CRYSTALS by JOY DAVIS 16 X with 3" EXTENDER . Multi-Pearls and Imported Chrystals

CAT 18 THE PERFECT BALANCE by JT THOMPSON 9 X 7 Framed. Signed Original Archival Photographic Print with Victorian Frame

CAT 19 BURST OF BLOSSOMS by SILDA TREVISAN 24 x 12. Acrylic on Canvas.

CAT 20 "WHERE THE NAUTILUS GO" by SEAN CALLAHAN "36 X 36" (COMPRISED OF SMALLER PANELS )ACRYLIC ON TRYPTIC GESSO BOARD
MORE ITEMS FROM THE MCKEE AUCTION UP SHORTLY. WE HAVE ABOUT 10 SECTIONS IN THIS ISSUE. Here is some Info. about the SUNSET SERIES at the Coffee Butler AmpItheater ; Then
Below An ENCORE FEATURE FROM "REEF RELIEF"
MAR. 6TH, 2021
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
DOORS: 5:00P // MUSIC: 5:30-9:00P
SUNSET SERIES AT THE AMP WITH THE HAPPY DOG
LIVE MUSIC, FOOD VENDORS, LOCAL ARTISANS, KEY WEST SUNSETS
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This event was originally scheduled for NOVEMBER 21, 2020. All tickets purchased for the original date were automatically transferred to the new date of March 6th, 2021. All ages welcome; tickets not required for children 5 and under. Contactless entry available with advance ticket sales at thekeywestamp.com. Masks required to enter and when moving about the venue.
Free parking; bicycle and ride-sharing encouraged.

MAR. 13TH, 2021
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
DOORS: 5:00P // MUSIC: 5:30-9:00P
SUNSET SERIES AT THE AMP FEAT. HAVANA NIGHTS W. ROLANDO ROJAS & THE ALL STAR BAND
LIVE MUSIC, FOOD VENDORS, LOCAL ARTISANS, KEY WEST SUNSETS
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This event was originally scheduled for NOVEMBER 28, 2020. All tickets purchased for the original date were automatically transferred to the new date of March 13th, 2021. All ages welcome; tickets not required for children 5 and under. Contactless entry available with advance ticket sales at thekeywestamp.com. Masks required to enter and when moving about the venue.
Free parking; bicycle and ride-sharing encouraged.

FURTHER DOWN IN THIS ISSUE IS INFO. ABOUT THE TEMPTATIONS


WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100 REEF RELIEF MUSEUM AT 631 GREENE ST

Reef Relief is excited to announce the arrival of our 2021 spring interns. They will assist with our virtual programs, our annual spring break coral camp, storm water awareness, Key West Merina Park maintenance, and other educational campaigns. Reef Relief is looking forward to seeing these three ladies use their skills and talents to promote coral reef conservation. 
 
Julie Kavjian, Water Quality Intern
Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Julie Kavjian has always been an ocean enthusiast. Her passion led her to Coastal Carolina University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of science in Marine Science. She has participated in sea turtle conservation efforts in Costa Rica and conducted her own research project on microplastics in Myrtle Beach. Julie is excited to be involved in Reef Relief’s conservation efforts throughout the Florida Keys as their 2021 Spring Water Quality Intern.
 
Taylor Tsacoumis, Education Intern
Taylor is our 2021 Spring Education Intern; she will help educate students about the reefs and marine life in the Florida Keys. Originally from Ashburn, Virginia, she recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of science in Marine Science. She spent two months living in South Africa where she worked as a shark conservation and marine conservation intern in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. There, she researched the migratory patterns of Ragged-tooth sharks to produce evidence that the species is overexploited, and the reefs are currently poorly managed and need to be protected. Taylor hopes to continue increasing awareness by working with policymakers to protect and conserve coral reefs and marine life. 
 
Caroline Birch, Community Engagement Intern
Caroline Birch is from Alexandria, Virginia and is the Spring 2021 Community Engagement Intern for Reef Relief. Caroline is a Marketing and Marine Biology Student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She wishes to pursue a career in Coral Reef Restoration. She hopes her internship with Reef Relief helps to enhance her knowledge of the ocean ecosystems and gives her experience in the field.
 
Phone: (305) 294-3100
Post Office Box 430, Key West, Florida 33041--430
Key West Office: 631 Greene Street, Key West, FL 33040

Follow us:
Instagram: instagram.com/reefrelief  
Ben Harrison
SUN FEB 14, 2021, 8pm EST$20, $18 mbrs. 
registration & streaming via Mandolin

Follow us on Instagram

Ben Harrison has lived and performed in Key West for over 40 years. He has recorded 10 albums of original music, written three plays and five books including Undying Love, which also became a musical. 
 
Ben has become a Key West songwriting voice due in part to his innate curiosity about local history—cock fights, drug dealing fire chiefs, and “sporting” houses are just a few of his “colorful” subjects. Enjoy Ben’s unique storytelling and fun folk style of music in this live streaming performance on Sunday, February 14th at 8:00 PM.


Good news! Tickets for Ben's virtual concert series will be available through Friday, February 19th and you can stream it on Mandolin anytime between 8pm on Sunday (Feb. 14th) and midnight on Friday (Feb. 19th).

For more information on Ben Harrison and to listen to his music visit benharrisonkeywest.com.
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SHERIFF RICK RAMSAY WITH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
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Donate now link
https://www.southfloridasymphony.org/donate/

UPCOMING VIRTUAL CONCERTS will be Listed in another Section Up Shortly


"SEE THE SCHEDULE FOR ALL OF THE WEEKS IN FEBRUARY UP SHORTLY IN THIS"

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC THIS VALENTINE'S DAY!
Plan a date night in with SFSO:
Beethoven, Stravinsky & Bach
Sat., Feb. 27 | 8pm

 SWEET DEAL: $14 Household Virtual Pass (regularly $45) with promo code "LOVE" 
Plus, you'll receive a gift certificate you can provide to your Valentine.
Gift purchases must be made by Friday, Feb. 12 at 5pm to receive gift certificate. I do believe that South Florida Symphony Orchestra is Extending this Offer to our Readers since our 2/15 Issue (going out on Sat. 2/13 will have past by 1 day the end of this Offer. Thank you.

As part of the 2020/21 virtual season, South Florida Symphony presents Masterworks IV, featuring Beethoven’s boisterous and energetic Seventh Symphony, Stravinsky’s charming neoclassical ballet music, Pulcinella Suite; and Bach's thrilling and groundbreaking Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
Plan the perfect date night in the comfort of your home with your purchase of a virtual concert household pass:
  1. Click the BUY NOW button below and complete the purchase path (enter promo code "LOVE" at checkout), or call 954.522.8445 from 9am - 5pm to order by phone.
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  3. Your gift certificate will be mailed to the email address on your account. You can either print out the 8.5"x11" certificate or email it to the gift recipient. CLICK BLUE LINK BELOW

5 ITEMS TO BID ON

CAT 35 "MILTARY MACAW" by WSELEY CALVIN 16 X 16 Mixed Media

CAT 36 "AFTERNOON DELIGHT by ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN 16 X19 OIL ONPAPER
CAT 37 "BLUE ADOBE" by SUSANNE D'ANTONIO

CAT 38 "OCEAN PASSION" by INGERBOR FRYE 18 X 24 ACRYLIC POUR PAINT ON CANVAS

CAT 39 "CUBAN WITH CIGAR" by DAVID PEREZ OIL ON WOOD 11 X19
SOLD

CAT 40"PARADISE" by SANDY SUN 15" DIAMETER CLAY,GLAZEZ, UNDERGLAZES
MORE ANNE MCKEE UP SHORTLY IN MANY ADDITIONAL SECTIONS THIS WEEK
1207 Duval Street 305-296-8900

GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY
2021 SHOW SCHEDULE
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JANUARY 11th - MICHAEL PALMER
JANUARY 25th - REBECCA BENNETT & JOHN WHITNEY
FEBRUARY 8th - NYLA WITMORE & CHRISTOS CALIVAS
FEBRUARY 22nd - PAM FOLSOM & TODD BONITA
MARCH 8th - GABRIELLA FIABANE & ERIC ANFINSON
MARCH 22nd -JANE WASHBURN & JANET MUELLER
APRIL 5th - BILL FARNSWORTH & ANASTASIA DUKHANINA

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NYLA WITMORE & CHRISTOS CALIVAS
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THE VERY POPULAR WWW.TSKW.ORG "BETWEEM TWO PALMS" ON-LINE ENTERTAINMENT DISCUSSIONS. TELLY LEUNG 2/17. MARK FEUERSTEIN 2/24
CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE PAGE ON TSKW WEBSITE FOR "BETWEEN TWO PALMS"
The February 22nd, Issue will have a few more photos from their 2/10 Appearance Hosted by Jeff Johnson and Featured Dylan & Becky Anne Baker

ALSO IN THE TSKW SECTION FURTHER DOWN PRODUCER /DIRECTOR STEPHEN KITSAKOS AND MICHAEL URIE Starring in 'SMITHTOWN" Streaming Feb 13-27. Click the GREEN LINK to purchase Tickets ; MORE Info. to come in the several sections we have in this Feb. 15 Issue. Click this GREEN LINK2 TO READ THE ENTIRE TSKW E-Mail Newsletter on SMITHTOWN (Includes The New Yorker Article) and other Events-Classes & Exhibitions at TSKW
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FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS AT THE STUDIOS
OPENED THURSDAY, FEB 4 AT NOON
ON VIEW FEB 4-25, 2021

CLICK RED LINK1 to see the entire E-Mail Campaign discussing the February Exhibitions & Other Events at TSKW..Also in their Ususal Large Section Further Down ; there will be a Complete Schedule of "BETWEEN TWO PALMS"

SUNDAYS IN THE GALLERY

Prefer a more private art-viewing experience? Sundays in the Gallery is your chance to grab a few friends and get up close and personal with our latest exhibitions on a Sunday morning or afternoon. Start with mimosas or a glass of wine on the roof, then walk through the galleries, with a knowledgeable guide. Click for details.


OLD TOWN NEW FOLK SERIES VIRTUAL CONCERTS AT TSKW STREAMING LIVE : THE FEBRUARY AND MARCH GIGS WILL APPEAR UP SHORTLY INCLUDING BEN HARRISON FEB 14 Valentine's Night Appearance.

AS OUR FREQUENT READERS KNOW ; THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST HAS THE LARGEST SECTIONS IN OUR MAGAZINE and will be found further down ; with shorter sections along the way.
Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore Send Regards and Send Word about the Very Popular "TWICE TOLD SERIES" : The Special On-Line Streaming Edition from Theatre XP. WWW.THEATREXP.ORG THEATREXPKEYWEST@GMAIL.COM February 8-14. Watch Like a Film in the Comfort & Safety of Your Home : TV, PHONE,PAD & COMPUTER. 6 Talented Actors-3 Skilled Directors-9 Delicious Monologues Each One Delivered TWICE IN two VERY Different Ways
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WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
Sharon@KeywestGallery.com and 305-292-9339


COMPLETE 2021 SCHEDULE OF VISITING ARTISTS UP SHORTLY

A Few WEEKS AGO WE HAD A FEATURE ON ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS ALEXEI BUTIRSKIY. THIS RUSSIAN GENIUS HANGS YEAR ROUND AT THE KEY WEST GALLERY. CLICK THE FEB 1 ISSUE LINK TO SEE HIS ART; AND OF COURSE IF YOU GO TO THE GALLERY SITE YOU CAN SEE MANY ADDITIONAL PIECES ; AS WELL AS ALL THE GREAT ARTISTS AT THE KEY WEST GALLERY. FEB 1 https://conta.cc/3pCYTqB

In addition to Thomas Arvid painting in the gallery February 16 - 24, 2021 Key West Gallery will host more special events. 

Join us for these unique opportunities to spend an evening with America's preeminent painter of wine. Relax, grab a glass of wine and get to know Arvid and his art a little better.

Prime Steakhouse has become the premier steakhouse in the Florida Keys. Under the supervision of the executive chef and Thomas Arvid, a carefully curated menu and the finest of accompanying wine selections will be served. Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call 305-923-1696 to reserve your seats today. PRIME STEAK HOUSE 951 Caroline St. 305-923-1696 and/or Call Sharon@KeyWestGallery.com

Friday, February 19, 2021
Wine Tasting at Key West Gallery
8 PM
601 Duval Street
Hosted by Thomas Arvid

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Wine Tasting at Key West Gallery
8 PM
601 Duval Street
Hosted by Thomas Arvid

 RSVP NOW
305-923-1696 or email sharon@keywestgallery.com

© 2000-2021Thomas Arvid Fine Art “Big Adventure” Unique Canvas, 33.5 x 40 inches. $15,000
 
“History Becomes Art”. Limited Edition Paper on Masonite. 43 x 23 ¾ inches. Edition size: 125
All signed and numbered by the artist

CAT 25 HEART GROWS FONDER by ALISA MEALOR 11 X 14 Acrylic & Gouache on Wood.

CAT 26 PAIRS by SUSAN BAILEY 10 X 12 3 Dimensional Tribute to John James Audubon. Wood, Paper, Carboard & Paint.

CAT 27 WHERE IS BUM FARTO? by DAVID SLOAN 12 X16 Paint on Salvaged Metal.

CAT 29 GLYNN ARCHER TIGER by A.ROSE 18 X 24 Oil on Birch Board.

IMPORTANT NOTE : This Issue Has Most of he 54 Items Auctioned. Bidding Started on 2/4 ; go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see the current bids. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends is Proud to be a Major Sponsor.
HERE IS A GREAT 6 MINUTE VIDEO HOSTED BY FRAN DECKER : SHOWING THE ANNE MCKEE ARTISTS FUND 2021 ON-LINE FINE ART AUCTION ITEMS
Take a 6 Minute Video Hosted by Everyone's Good Friend and Art Expert Fran Decker showing the Items for Bid at 2012 Anne McKee Artists Fund on-Line Art Auction. Hit the Link Above these Photo to the Top.
A Brief Thanks to Roberta DePiero for her Weekly Contribution of allowing us to Re-Publish her Facebook Postings for our ACTIVE 7872 Database to Enjoy her "WEEKLY JOURNEY AROUND TOWN IN PHOTOGRAHS. https://www.facebook.com/roberta.depiero

WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
https://www.facebook.com/letty.nowak
WWW.JAGGALLERY.COM 305-407-6202
JAGGALLERYKW@GMAIL.COM
Adam Russell's Totems of Island City to Exhibit at Jag Gallery. FEBRUARY 11- MARCH 7
Jag Gallery is honored to be showing the latest paintings by Adam Russell with a body of work entitled: Totems of Island City. For Adam, Totems of Island City is made up of different characters, mostly wildlife that have influenced his life here on the island. From an Iguana whom he names, "The Thief" to a crow, he calls, "The Joker," these skillful executed paintings reflect the colors and lightheartedness of the island of Key West, that he and his wife, Kelly Lever have lived since 2009.
Adam and Kelly have become a strong cornerstone in Key West's art scene with their gallery, Key West Pottery. The two have built a large online presence as well as a beautiful brick and mortar gallery on the corner of Duval and Catherine Streets attracting art collectors worldwide. "I knew Adam was also a classically trained painter, so I thought I would throw it out there to see if he ever would be interested in creating a solo exhibition for Jag of his paintings," says Letty Nowak, Jag Gallery owner. "When he said yes- Russell went full steam ahead working towards this show with several works on canvas and works on paper. It is exciting to see these paintings come to life as they are finished," Nowak adds. "They really do capture the spirit of the island."
Totems of Island City opens at Jag Gallery on Thursday, February 11th. The gallery will host extended hours for the opening day from 11 am - 8 pm. The exhibit will also be available online at www.jaggallery.art
For more information, please call 305-407-6202 or email jaggallerykw@gmail.com

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FIGURE DRAWING : Lothar Speer, Via Zoom. Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. January, February and March 2021
 
FINDING YOUR VOICE IN WATERCOLORS
Karen Beauprie
January, February & March, 2021
Via Zoom

DUE TO EXTREME SPACE CONSTRAINTS
PLEASE GO TO THE JANUARY 11 ISSUE link for more details for THE TWO classes
and/or The Key West Art Center

No Need to Click Above : Here is the Press Release

KEY WEST ART CENTER ASSOCIATE MEMBERS SHOW

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...
OUR EXHIBITIONS ARE OPEN!

Plus, the February exhibition artists discuss the creative process in a series of videos below.

ON VIEW FEB 4-25
Gallery hours (Tue-Sat, noon-4pm)


ESTERIO SEGURA
On view in the Sanger Gallery 
One of Cuba’s leading figures since bursting onto the scene as a young sculptor in the early 1990s, Esterio Segura is an artist and community organizer of volcanic talent and seismic impact, known for his sharp critiques of Cuban politics and society. Among many international commissions is his installation at Tampa International Airport of a flotilla of cherry red airplanes, with hearts for fuselages, symbolizing the Cuban diaspora that began with the Peter Pan children airlifted to the US in the early 1960s.

sponsored by Zabar’s
in partnership with Gallery on Greene

BELOVED, BEDAZZLED, BEJEWELED
Maxine Makover and Michael Philip
On view in the Zabar Project Gallery
Jewelry is a universally integrated form of art, reflecting details of an individual’s personality, while hinting at broader cultural implications. Makover’s wearable art and Philip’s photography capture this potential, capturing themes portrayed by the wearer.

sponsored by Royal Furniture

ISLAND MUSINGS
Jill Caldwell
On view in the Zabar Project Gallery
Caldwell’s mostly abstract, mixed media paintings capture the exuberance of an island bursting with color: the endless shades of green foliage, the magnificent variety of flowers, the amazing aqua-teal-turquoise water, the billowing clouds highlighted peach-pink with the last rays of sun, followed by the blue-purple-indigo of nightfall. They are made of layers of water-based paint, graphite, markers and scraps of paper, which add texture and evoke the feeling of experiences and relationships that are built over time.

sponsored by The Restaurant Store

SUNDAYS IN THE GALLERY

Prefer a more private art-viewing experience? Sundays in the Gallery is your chance to grab a few friends and get up close and personal with our latest exhibitions on a Sunday morning or afternoon. Start with mimosas or a glass of wine on the roof, then walk through the galleries, with a knowledgeable guide. Click for details.
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WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG ON-LINE STREAMING 2/4-2/17
with IN PERSON VIEWING AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST and On-Line with this Link Below

IMPORTANT NOTE : This Issue Has Most of he 54 Items Auctioned. Bidding Started on 2/4 ; go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see the current bids. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends is Proud to be a Major Sponsor.
The Annual Anne McKee Fine Art Auction is going virtual this year ~ February 4 - 17.
54 Florida Keys Artists are participating in the exciting new format in these crazy times.
  
TO VIEW ALL 54 ITEMS TO BID ON CLICK THIS ANNE MCKEE LINK

   
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


 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




CAT 21 KEY WEST IN THE TIME OF COVID by JOAN COX 12 X 12 Oil on Canvas.
SOLD

CAT 22 KEYS PORTAL by TONY GREGORY Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 24

CAT 23 SOUTHERNMOST HOUSE by ANN IRVINE 16 X 13 with Frame WaterColor. .

CAT 24 LOCKDOWN SUNFACE WANTS MORE ICE CREAM by JIM SHERRINGTON 12 X 12 Acrylic on Canvas.

IMPORTANT NOTE : This Issue has Many of the 54 Items Displayed. Bidding Started on 2/4 ; go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see any current bids.

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The NEW Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Keith Richards, KISS, U2, Rolling Stones, Beatles, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin , Don Oriolo, BEE GEES, Rush, Jimi Hendrix, & Bruce Springsteen Photos are in the Gallery and additional material 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; and 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, a few weeks ago 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

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Info@KeyWest.Graden
Secretary@Keywest.Garden
Mmcrae@KeyWest.Garden
Contact : Misha McRAE
              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 recently Published can be found in the December 28th. Issue Link https://conta.cc/3rwouD1
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PART 3 OF 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.


Up Shortly we Continue with Part 3 "62 VINTAGE PHOTOS OF AMERICA DURING THE 1960's
DOGS, CATS, AND RABBITS UP NEXT BUT FIRST

HERE IS A GREAT 6 MINUTE VIDEO HOSTED BY FRAN DECKER : SHOWING THE ANNE MCKEE ARTISTS FUND 2021 ON-LINE FINE ART AUCTION AUCTION

TO VIEW ALL 54 ITEMS TO BID ON CLICK THIS ANNE MCKEE LINK


IMPORTANT NOTE : This Issue Has Most of he 54 Items Auctioned. Bidding Started on 2/4 ; go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see the current bids. The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends is Proud to be a Major Sponsor.
HERE ARE A FEW MORE ITEM THAT YOU CAN BID ON

CAT 48 "SEASCAPE" by PAMELA KOSTMAYER 20 X 16 Encaustic on Board

CAT 49 "THE BARS OF KEY WEST" BY DENISE GRAHAM 8 X18 Polymer Clay, Oil and Paint.

CAT 50 CHICKEN OR FISH by MARTHA dePoo 20 X 24 WaterColor on Arches Paper

CAT 51 "SWAYING" by THERESA KALVATIS 30 x 26 PHOTOGRAPH ON ARHIVAL PAPER

CAT 52 "RED BLOOMS" by Jane Gilbert 36X36 Acrylic on Canvas

CAT 53 "YOU AND ME BY THE SEA" by SANDY MEZNIS 17 X 21 WaterColor

CAT 54 "STILL LIFE WITH RED RIBBON" by SAL SALINERO 51.75 X 75 Oil on Canvas
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5711 College Rd. KW, Fla., 33040 305-294-4857
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 clinic@fkspca.org.
 
JUST A FEW NEW FEATURES IN THE FEBRUARY 22nd. ISSUE : ZAZOO FINE ART AND ICONIC/ MEMORABILIA PHOTOGRAPS WILL HAVE SOME NEW BEATLES and BATMAN PHOTOS. THEN WE'LL HAVE A NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE FROM WWW.DEFINITIONS.ORG "OLD CELEBRITIES THAT YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED THAT THEY ARE STILL ALIVE" + SOME EXTREMELY FUNNY BEACH PHOTOS FROM THEM AS WELL. ALSO Next Week a Feature from The Key West Art Gallery and D. Arthur and Lisa Wilson's Recent Visit.
Michael Robinson
EVERYONE'S GOOD FRIEND MICHAEL ROBINSON PLAYS THE CLASSIC TUNES ; AND PROVIDES A DIFFERENT TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT EVERY FRIDAY 5-6PM ; click his Facebook Page directly above; and then for a sampling of his Piano and singing go to the top link.
ENCORE FEATURE BELOW
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.
South Florida Location:
Searle Brothers Nursery, Inc.
6640 SW 172nd Avenue
Southwest Ranches, Florida 33331
Western Broward County

Spring 2020 Schedule:
Friday, March 6th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, March 7th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Sunday, March 8th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM
also, the following weekend...
Friday, March 13th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday, March 14th - 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday, March 15th - 9:00AM - 4:00PM
More from Searle Brothers Up Shortly

GREAT TO HEAR FROM ANNA SWEET. I VERY MUCH MISS VISITING YOU AT YOUR KEY WEST GALLERIES.


Attention Florida Collectors: I am purchasing
tickets for you to come say ‘Hi’ at Artigras Art Show in West Palm Beach! I’ve missed you all. Looking forward to seeing you. Love, Anna
The 36th edition of ArtiGras will be held February 13-14, 2021, at the Gardens North County District Park on 117 Court North. Click this Link for INVITES
The February 22nd. Issue will have 5 or 6 More Photos from Anna Sweet. We ALL Miss You; Say Hello to Mom for Me.
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HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PAGE ON TSKW WEBSITE TO SEE ALL THE WORKS FROM THE RECENT WINTER MEMBERS EXHIBITION AND SALE
PLUS
ALSO MUCH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST IN THEIR USUAL LARGE SECTION



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Part 2
"54 RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
Written by Harmon Leon

Rare, historical, and (some) just plain bizarre. That's the best way to describe these 54 very unique photos in this gallery. Have you ever wanted to see Alfred Hitchcock dressed up like Ringo Starr from Beatles? We can take you there. How about Robin Williams decked out as a Denver Bronco's cheerleader - during the height of his Mork and Mindy days? Yeah we got that and a lot of other hard-to-find visual oddities.
Take a gander of rare shots of young David Bowie, Jackie Kennedy, Elvis with his parents, and not one, not two - but three Elvira pics. So get ready to have your mind blown with some history factoids and your eyes dazzled with some very rare photos.

To View Entire 54 Photos and the GROOVY HISTORY Verbiage ; Click LINK 54

Marilyn Monroe look-alike competition, 1958
There's so many body shaming issues going on with this 1958 Marilyn Monroe lookalike contest - especially with the inquiry, "Does your figure fit?" This contest actually took place in the U.K. seaside town of Hastings. Having a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like competition was not something out of the norm - though it would be tough for ordinary women to hold themselves up to the most beautiful woman in Hollywood. All the men wanted Marilyn - and all the women wanted to be her.
Not to be off topic, but at the height of his fame, Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest...and ended up winning 3rd place.
Pam Grier in "Foxy Brown" (1974).
Pam Grier is Quentin Tarantino's dream woman. So much so, that Tarantino had her star in his 1997 movie, Jackie Brown. Tarantino loved blaxploitation cinema of the 70s - and Pam Grier was the queen of the genre.
Her 1974 film, Foxy Brown, was written and directed by Jack Hill. Grier's character was described as "a whole lot of woman." For the role, Grier combined unrelenting sexiness while battling the baddies. The plot centered on Foxy Brown seeking revenge when her government-agent boyfriend is shot down at her doorstep by members of a drug syndicate. Hell ya!
U.S. soldiers pay tribute to the 8 million horses, donkeys and mules that lost their lives during World War 1. (1918)
Not only is this WW! tribute to fallen horses, mules and donkeys touching - but it's also a great piece of conceptual art. Way to go doughboys! These soldiers are paying their respect to the fallen animals that died by their side. This consists of roughly 650 soldiers standing in a formation which that perfectly resembles a horses head. Not in a creepy Godfather sort-of-way - but in a very loving sort-of-way.
Eight million war horses were killed during WW I; while one million horses left the UK for the Western Front and only 60,000 returned. The horses helped carry food, water, ammunition, and medical supplies to men on the front.
Claudia Lennear was the inspiration for the Rolling Stones song 'Brown Sugar' and David Bowie's 'Lady Grinning Soul'. She also performed with Ike and Tina Turner, as well as a back-up singer for Joe Cocker and Humble Pie.
Imagine having this reputation; Claudia Lennear not only inspired the Rolling Stones song, 'Brown Sugar' - but she also inspired the David Bowie tune, 'Lady Grinning Soul'. Lennear was a soul singer who performed with Ike and Tina Turner, and was back-up singer for Joe Cocker and Humble Pie.
Her career was interesting/ In 1973, she recorded a solo album entitled: Phew! Lennear also played a secretary in the 1974 Clint Eastwood movie, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. That same year she appeared in Playboy magazine in a photo spread titled: Brown Sugar. Lennear ended up leaving the industry to become a French and Spanish teacher. She can be seen in the 2013 documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom.


A Scandinavian Stewardess examines a new uniform proposal for Scandinavian Airlines in 1958, strangely enough it wasn't approved.
Scandinavian Airlines made a bold suggestion in 1958. They proposed a short skirt uniform for their stewardesses. Strangely, in conservative 1958-era, this was not approved. A Swedish Airlines stewardess named Birgitta Lindman was called in to inspect the sexy uniform. Lindman was known back-in-the day. Just that year, her face graced the cover of Life Magazine. She had competed against 53 other stewardesses - from airlines around the world - to be Life's covergirl for a special issue. Lindman ended up winning the coveted cover laurels.
Ironically, in the 70s, Southwest Airlines had a stewardess uniform that consisted of short-shorts and knee high go-go boots

Sofia Loren - a woman with curves, 1950s.
Here's the Italian bombshell striking a sexy pose in black lingerie - back in the 50s. Born Sofia Villani Scicolone in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Loren was the daughter of a construction engineer of noble descent. Early on, Loren was encouraged to enroll in acting classes and enter beauty pageants. She began her film career in 1950 when she was 16-years old. Her big break came in 1956 when she got a five-picture deal from Paramount Studios.
Her most notable films are: The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples. Later she appeared in the 1995 flick, Grumpier Old Men.With a beauty like this in a movie - why would these men be grumpier?
Here's 'The Family Bicycle,' with a sewing machine included for dear old Mom. Invented by Charles Steinlauf in 1939 so the whole family can get out and enjoy some family exercise and catch up on some sewing, too.
Here's an activity that the whole family can enjoy on a nice Sunday afternoon. This peddling design was know as the 'Goofybike.' It first appeared in the 1930s on the streets of Chicago and was designed by one, Charles Steinlauf. Kinda of a hipster of the day, Steinlauf was known for building strange bikes and exhibiting them on the Chicago city streets. The amazing thing was, Steinlauf's crazy bike designs actually worked!
Why the Goofybike never took off is anyone's guess. Surely a carnation of this would've popped up at Burning Man by now? Note that 'mom' role in this family biking excursion is taking part in sewing while the rest of the family peddles away and powers the device - because, apparently, that's what women did back in the 1930s.

Up Shortly : 7 MORE PHOTOS FROM PART 2 OF WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM
"54 RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
Written by Harmon Leon

OLD TOWN NEW FOLK SERIES VIRTUAL CONCERTS AT TSKW WWW.TSKW.ORG STREAMING LIVE VIA MANDOLIN. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAITS PLEASE GO TO THE STUDIOS WEBSITE OR CLICK THIS E-MAIL LINK THAT THEY SENT OUT FOR GREATER DESCRIPTIONS IF THE CONCERTS https://mailchi.mp/tskw/otnf2020-1177580?e=9428fbe5ab

also CLICK from the Studios of Key West Website..Their Concert area

BEN HARRISON VALENTINE'S CONCERT FEB 14
ZOE LEWIS FEB 20
DARREL SCOTT MARCH 1
LINDSAY LOU MARCH 25
UP SHORTLY MORE FROM THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST WWW.TSKW.ORG
Due to Space Constraints the Photos and Additional Info about this "Old Town New Folk Series Virtual Concert Series" will continue in the many sections from TSKW in this Feb 15, 2021 Series.

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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!
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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.

Last Week the February 8th Issue had as its Lead Tease Photo Skipper Kripitz playing some special sets of Drums. I reached out to Skippo to ask what Kind of Drums. His Answer
"Those are called RAV Vast…
they are metal tongue drums from Pern, Russia. Only invented about 9 years ago, [ by the engineer whose initials are R A V ]"

Click this Link for Addition Information and for Reservations
For the New Town Literary Walking Tour
MORE INFORMATION IN THE JANUARY 18, 2021 ISSUE

From Arlo Haskell Executive Director
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We Now Continue with Part 3 "62 VINTAGE PHOTOS OF AMERICA DURING THE 1960S

PART 4 OF "VINTAGE PHOTOS OF LIFE IN AMERICA DURING THE 1960s in the February 22nd. Issue.
ALLISON RICH AND PATRICIA KENNEDY SEND REGRADS AND THIS INFORMATION


Patricia Kennedy sends regards to all and tells us :

The Friends of the Key West Library’s popular speaker series will present the acclaimed novelist Lily King in conversation with Judy Blume via webinar on February 15, 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. King will be in conversation with Key West’s own Judy Blume as she discusses her latest book Writers & Lovers, one of the New York Times 100 notable books of 2020.

Pat@PKCBoston.com 617-797-2431

Facebook event link: https://fb.me/e/3VmzsOifB




Allison Rich
Sr. Library Technician
 
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL 33040
305-292-3595


Welcome to the YouTube channel for the Monroe County Public Library. You'll find our story time videos, how-to tutorials, historian talks, and much more. Stay tuned to see our new videos and our favorite recordings.

Our new YouTube channel where our programs and tutorials are posted afterwards.  


TO SEE ALL 54 ENTRIES IN THE AUCTION ; CLICK THIS ANNE MCKEE LINK

CAT8 "WHITE KNIGHT PEERING by MARGO ELLIS QUILT :FABRIC BATTING THREAD 36 X 12.

CAT9 "FREINDS OF KW COFFEE" BY JANICE NICOWSKI CELLUCLAY & MIXED MEDIA 5 X 7.

CAT 10 : "SWAY" by SCOTT GRUPPE 24 X 20 Oil on Canvas

CAT11 "SOUTH ROOSEVELT" by WILL FERNANDEZ ACRYLIC ON FABRIC 20 X 20.

CAT12 "EDISON BULB HALO by MARK HEDDEN PHOTO WITH ARCHIVAL INKS ON HAHNEMUHLE PHOTO RAG 18 X 24.

CAT 13 "BOAT SHOP" by BILL HARTMAN WATERCOLOR ON WATERCOLOR PAPER 18 X 22

IMPORTANT NOTE : This Issue has Many of the 54 Items Displayed. Bidding Started on 2/4 ; go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see any current bids.


We Continue with
Part 2
"54 RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
Written by Harmon Leon

Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) and her 1958 T-Bird, customized by George Barris into The Macabre Mobile.
Check out one of the most collectable cars out there. The Elvira Macabre Mobile, was featured in the 1988 cult movie, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Elvira first gained fame in Hollywood when she hosted Elvira's Movie Macabre - a weekly horror movie show on Los Angeles television station KHJ-TV. Her vampire appearance and quirky personality soon gained her a cult following.
The Elvira Macabre Mobile also became a celebrity after its movie appearance. The revamped '58 T-Bird convertible went on to appear in numerous publications and spawned a licensing deals for models from Revell/Monogram - and was featured in Elvira calendars and comic books.

Instead of hugging a tree....the 70s way of getting closer with nature!
Did you ever wonder where the term "tree hugger" came from? It came from hippies in the 70s actually hugging trees. Take the naked women in this photo for example. Look what she's doing - she's hugging a tree. But scientific evidence shows that hugging a tree can be very beneficial to people - it provides a connection to nature.
The term is actually coined “nature-deficit disorder.” It means that modern humans have become disconnected from nature through our daily city-life activities. This disconnect has negative mental and physical health consequences. Studies have shown that people with “modern” ailments, such as ADHD, anxiety, or depression feel better when exposed to nature.
So go out and hug a tree!
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A zebra-drawn carriage parked outside of Buckingham Palace in London, 1900.
Those decadent Royals. There's always the stories of the Queen Mother, when she was alive, would dine on a meal where the main course was a swan. This photo from 1900 shows the linage of swan eating. Why just have a normal horse-drawn carriage - when you can be pulled in a cart by some zebra.
Zoologist and wealthy aristocrat Lord Walter Rothschild used the carriage to demonstrate that wild animals, such as zebras, could be tamed. And not only tamed, but also groomed to be used to pull rich people around- perhaps taking them to dinner where they'll dine on swan?
Emily Banks was 'Yeoman Tonia Barrows' on "Star Trek" in 1966.
60s hottie, Emily Banks, played the part of Yeoman Tonia Barrows in the original Star Trek series - on an episode called, "Shore Leave." - which first aired on Wednesday 19 October 1966, and was filmed at Desilu Stage 9. Judging by her coy looks - I boldly get the impression what a "shore leave" might entail.
Meanwhile, Banks got her start in 1960 when she appeared in a series of commercials and ads for Rheingold Beer. For the ad campaign, she held the title of Miss Rheingold, Banks also appeared as a model on the 1963 game show (with the awesome name): Say When!
Two years Say When! ended, Banks started getting regular film and TV roles - which included Star Trek as well as the Elvis Presley movie, Live a Little, Love a Little. 
measuring this woman's swimsuit length in 1925. (hard job, but someone had to do it...)
Talk about uptight times. In old-timey days, in the early 1900s, sexually repressed society actually had to employ people to measure women's swimsuits to determine if they were in the bounds of being obscene or not-obscene. Basically, their job was to slut-shame women into wearing less revealing swimsuits.
In this shot "Smokey" Buchanan, a member of the West Palm Beach police force got the call to measure the swimsuit of Palm Beach resident Betty Fringle. His task was to ensure that the bathing suit conformed to the regulations of the "beach censors."
Apparently, back then, society would become depraved and unhinged if women's swimsuits were too short.
Just a sweet photo of Grandma watering her massive marijuana plants.
Ah, grandma. Nothing like the image of a sweet old lady in a nightgown watering her massive marijuana plants - which she grows in a wheelbarrow. (Is that for an easy escape for when the cops come?) If this photo was taken in modern times in California - there shouldn't be a problem for granny.
Under Proposition 64, California residents may grow up to six plants in their homes. Granny might be stretching it - but I doubt the California police would have the heart to lock of this sweet old lady. Just don't eat her cookies, officers.
The Vashon Island Bike Tree has been there since the 1950s and it belonged to an 8 year-old boy. He forgot the bike in that swampy acreage and never bothered to get it back.
This looks like something straight out of a dystopian sci-fi movie - where the planet ignors the signs of global warning. But it's not. This is the renown The Vashon Island Bike Tree. It's a bike that was literally eaten by a tree - sort of. A rusted, old-timey bike hovers 7 ft off the ground - suspended inside the trunk of a tree. The bike tree is off of Vashon Highway - which runs between the Seattle and Tacoma ferry ports.
Many legends are abound at the bike tree's origins. Easiest explanation; the tree was a sapling, and a forked branch weaved between the bike and lifted it up over the years. Or, it's an elaborate Banksy hoax - and we fell for it.
We Continue with
Part 3
"54 RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
Written by Harmon Leon
In the February 22, 2021 Issue
KEY WEST BUSINESS GUILD ; & THE TEMPTATIONS ARE UP NEXT BUT FIRST

HERE IS A GREAT 6 MINUTE VIDEO HOSTED BY FRAN DECKER : SHOWING THE ANNE MCKEE ARTISTS FUND 2021 ON-LINE FINE ART AUCTION AUCTION

Their Regular Weekly Section Up Shortly
Here is a Special Notice that the KWBG sent out a few days ago below. Also Up Shortly the March dates for their Next Luncheon and After Hours Mixer.

DEC. 11TH, 2021
TICKETS ON SALE: FRIDAY, FEB. 12TH
DOORS: 6:00P // SHOW: 7:00P
THE TEMPTATIONS AT COFFEE BUTLER AMPHITHEATER

This event was originally scheduled for APRIL 5, 2020. All tickets purchased for the original date were automatically transferred to the new date of December 11th, 2021. Contactless entry available with advance ticket sales at thekeywestamp.com
WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

Complete Entertainment Schedule in the Hotel and the Cabaret d'vine Wine Bar/Gallery Up Shortly in their usual Weekly Section.
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Our Weekly "Around the World in Photographs will be pushed back until 2/22 and will feature the Tatra Mountain District in Poland. Here is the February 8th Issue Link for the El Salvador "Around the World in Photographs" https://conta.cc/3tzVJ9u


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

The December 14th Issue Had A Feature on a few Items at Cocco and Salem ; Click the December 14th Issue Link / and Click their website : Better Yet Visit Jim and Dan in Person
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CAT 1 "FAN PALM & GULF FRITILLARY BUTERFLIES by DAWN WILKEN Water Based Inks & Colored Pencil Arches & Rival Archival Print Making Paper Acid Free Mat

CAT2 FISHING ON THE ST. JUDE BY KAREN BEAUPRIE WATERCOLOR 22 X 30

CAT3 UNINA BY FAVIO CARAGUAY ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 22 X 36

CAT4 ANCIENT CORAL & RESIN BY JASON FORT (ANCIENT BRAIN CORAL:LIMESTONE, ALUMILITE EXPOXY RESIN, COPPER, OSAGE RANGE WOOD 5 X3/4

CAT5 (SOLD) LITTLE ROOM ON DUVAL BY POOCHIE MYERS ACRYLIC ON COTTON DUCK CANVAS 16 X 12

CAT 6 "A FLOAT" by ROSE THOMPSON 17 X 22 Framed Abstract Oil & Cold Wax Painting

CAT7 TRANQUILITY BY CHRISTINE CORDONE WATERCOLOR ON 300LB ARCHES ON WATERCOLOR PAPERS 24 X 34

IMPORTANT NOTE : This Issue has Many of the 54 Items Displayed. Bidding Started on 2/4 ; go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see current bids.

TO VIEW ALL 54 ITEMS TO BID ON CLICK THIS ANNE MCKEE LINK

"The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends" Continues Every Year to be a Major Sponsor


MORE WORKS FROM THE 2021 ANNE MCKEE AUCTION UP SHORTLY. HERE IS THE MCKEE LINK TO VIEW ALL 54 WORKS TO BID ON FROM FEB 4- 17
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WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St.

I have been featuring ALL of the MANY Artists that Hang Year Round at Nance's Gallery for the Past Few Months.
Current & Recent Exhiitions : Andy Thuber, Wayne Garcia, Peter Vey, & Franklin Townsend Morgan, William N. Copley, & Mario Sanchez


Nance sends us information about their Latest SPOTLIGHT Exhibition by MICHAEL MARRERO. Then Nance is Featuring Peter Vey and then an Exhibition that Nance and Gallery on Greene are Sponsoring and Curated by Nance & the Exhibition is at TSKW by ESTERIO SEGURA



United & White St.

ALYSON CREAN CITY OF KEY WEST COMMUNICATIONS
Alyson Crean
Communications Manager
City of Key West
Work: 305-809-1058
Cell: 305-797-0417

These sponsorships are a rare opportunity to be hired by the Key West Police Department and earn a salary while working toward becoming a sworn officer. In addition, these academy recruits will not have to worry about tuition, uniforms, fees, books or supplies; they are all paid for as part of the sponsorship.
Candidates who are selected as an academy recruit will be paid while attending the academy full time. Upon successful completion and passing the state exam, the academy recruit will then become a certified police officer. Benefits include paid health and dental insurance, paid vacations, a take-home car program and a retirement plan.
Applicants should be at least 21 years old and must have a high school education or the equivalent. They must be of good moral character and must not be convicted of a felony or a domestic violence related offense. They must possess a valid Florida’s driver’s license, have a responsible driving record, must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement, and cannot be dishonorably discharged from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must be able to pass a Florida Department of Law Enforcement record check, medical examination, drug screening, background investigation, psychological test, voice stress test, table of adult basic education test, physical agility test, and the criminal justice basic abilities test. The Key West Police Department is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status, religion or any other legally protected category. 
For more information, contact Recruiting Officer Danyle Gray at 305-809-1087 or dgray@cityofkeywest-fl.gov. Applications can be found on the City of Key West’s website www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov or can be picked up at City of Key West Human Resources located at City Hall, 1300 White Street. Applications can also be obtained from Officer Gray at the Key West Police Department, 1604 North Roosevelt Blvd.
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Crime in Key West has been dropping continuously over the past few years, and this year it’s down a whopping 28.7 percent.
The main reason for the lower rate is a drastic drop in non-violent crimes. In 2019 there were 734 non-violent crimes. The number dropped to 450 in 2020.
There were a few more violent crimes: 106 in 2020, up from 95 in 2019.
Each year the Key West Police Department reports its crime statistics to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. These statistics are compiled for the entire state by the FDLE in its Uniform Crime Reporting system.
The analysis shows that the clearance rate for the department – the rate at which crimes are solved – have increased substantially and come in well above the state average of around 25 percent. Overall, for all crimes, the Key West Police Department shows a clearance rate of 30 percent. However, the clearance rate for violent crimes is 65 percent.
“I want to commend the dedicated men and women of the Key West Police Department for an outstanding job solving crimes,” said Chief Sean Brandenburg. “Our road patrol and detectives have been particularly responsible for the outstanding clearance rate on violent crime.”
Chief Brandenburg also noted that the officers’ working closely with the community have lessened crimes of opportunity like bike thefts or car break-ins.
Among other statistics reported:
  • Aggravated assault was down from 68 in 2019 to 65 in 2020
  • Bicycle thefts dropped from 135 to 99
  • Incidents of shoplifting dropped from 135 in 2019 to 53 in 2020
  • Thefts from motor vehicles dropped from 55 to 23
  • There was one murder in 2020 and none in 2019


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The City of Key West is cracking down on illicit chicken feeding after the City Commission voted unanimously to add stricter language to its animal ordinance. Additional language in chapter 10 of the City’s Code of Ordinances makes it unlawful to feed or set out water for chickens and pigeons. There is an exception for the keeping of the birds in fully enclosed coops or pens. Pigeons were included in the new law to avoid possible excuses by violators.
Violation of the ordinance will result in a $500 fine.
Over the years, feral chickens have been problematic as the number of birds has boomed, due in large part by people feeding them. The Key West Wildlife Rescue Center has played a big role in helping keep the chicken population down. Working with the city and residents, they have, since 2009 removed over 16,000 chickens from this tiny island.
According to Tom Sweet, who runs the Wildlife Rescue Center, virtually all of the birds that are trapped end up in new homes on the mainland.
“Our clinic maintains around a 50 percent survival and recovery rate for chickens that we rescue that come in already compromised with sickness or injuries,” Sweet wrote in a memo to the Commission. “An important point for the public to know is that virtually 100 percent of birds trapped through the community program make it to new homes on the mainland while around 50 percent of those rescued and treated recover and do as well.”
Sweet says feeding is the main reason the population has grown.
“These birds are nomadic by nature,” he wrote, “and exploit different areas for food in the wild and then move on to other areas. Once people start feeding them, they remain permanently in residential/business areas and begin to reproduce quickly.”
Although the Wildlife Center does not trap chickens, they can provide loaner traps with a small deposit. Still, trapping a group of birds will do no good if people continue to feed in the area. A new group of birds will move in, drawn by the easy meal. And those chickens will continue a legacy of crowing all night and tearing up gardens. 
If residents want to trap the birds, or be referred to a professional trapper, contact the Wildlife Center at 305-292-1008. The dedicated staff there can also provide advice on other humane deterrents that can be deployed to discourage chickens.
If you do trap your own chickens, they must be brought to the Wildlife Center in a timely manner so that they are treated humanely and relocated to a mainland farm to live out their days. 
THERE WILL BE A SECTION # 2 IN tHIS iSSUE (jUST LIKE VERY MANY PREVIOUS iSSUES THAT REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SPACE. ONCE AGAIN ; A COMPLIMENT GOING OUT TO ALYSON AND ALL THE CITY EMPLOYEES AND ALL THE RESIDENTS THAT MUST COME CLOSE TO OTHER SHOPPING CITIZENS ( Sometimes being very lax with wearing masks and the way they do Inside and OutsideS ( ( ESPECIALLY THE FRONTINE City Employees)

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OUR WEEKLY FEATURE FROM BILL AND LINDA KLIPP "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" NEXT BUT FIRST GREAT NEWS ABOUT FLOWER CONROY

Flower Conroy Receives National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Flower Conroy is one of 35 writers who will receive an FY 2021 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. This year’s fellowships are in poetry and enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Fellows are selected through a highly-competitive, anonymous process and are judged on the basis of artistic excellence of the work sample they provided. Flower Conroy was selected from 1,601 eligible applicants. The full list of FY 2021 Creative Writing Fellows is available at https://www.arts.gov/grants/recent-grants/literature-fellowships/list-by-year.
“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support these 35 talented poets through Creative Writing Fellowships,” said Amy Stolls, director of literary arts at the Arts Endowment. “These fellowships often provide writers with crucial support and encouragement, and in return our nation is enriched by their artistic contributions in the years to come.”
LGBTQ+ writer and former Key West Poet Laureate, Flower Conroy is the author of three chapbooks: Facts About Snakes & Hearts, winner of Heavy Feather Press’ Chapbook Contest; The Awful Suicidal Swans; and Escape to Nowhere. Her first full-length manuscript, “Snake Breaking Medusa Disorder” was chosen by Chen Chen as the National Federation of State Poetry Societies’ Stevens Manuscript Contest winner. Her second collection, “A Sentimental Hairpin” is forthcoming from Tolsun Books. Her poems have been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and Pushcart Prize, and her poetry will or has appeared in American Poetry Review, American Literary Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Menacing Hedge, Michigan Quarterly Review and others. Ms. Conroy is an alumna of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Tin House, and the Tupelo 30/30 Project; in addition, she’s received scholarships to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway, and the Key West Literary Seminar. She is the winner of Radar Poetry’s first annual Coniston Prize as well the Key West Tennessee Williams Exhibit Poetry Contest. Ms. Conroy’s poetry and assemblage art exhibit “Insects & Angels” was featured at The Studios of Key West, and she received two
grants from the Anne McKee Artist Fund, each to produce an anthology of poetry written at a five-day, free workshop she led at the Key West Library. Ms. Conroy earned her MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Since 1967, the Arts Endowment has awarded more than 3,600 Creative Writing Fellowships totaling over $56 million. Many American recipients of the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and Fiction were recipients of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships early in their careers.
Visit arts.gov to browse bios, artist statements, and writing excerpts from a sample of past Creative Writing Fellows.
Here is our Weekly Feature from Bill and Linda Klipp Providing Images from around the Country, the World & Key West

Photos by: Bill Klipp

©All Contents All Rights Reserved Bill Klipp 2020

WWW.DISCOVERYBAY.ME
BILLKLIPP@WKIMAGES.NET

BILL & LINDA KLIPP SHARING THEIR EXCITEMENT OF SEEING COCONUT VICTROLA ROCKIN THE BEACH AT SALUTE WITH THEIR SIGNATURE SURF ROCK ;

The February 1 Issue had a few award winning Photographs from Bill; as well as 3 Video Shoots that Linda and Bill has done...Click the Feb 1 Link to see



MORE OF BILL & LINDA KLIPP'S SHARING THEIR EXCITEMENT OF SEEING COCONUT VICTROLA ROCKIN THE BEACH AT SALUTE WITH THEIR SIGNATURE SURF ROCK ; UP SHORTLY

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
Jason@Zazooartgallery.com

UP SHORTLY in their usual section many additonal Memorabilia Items
SUPPORT@SOSFOUNDATION.ORG
SOS FOUNDATION, WWW.SOSFOUNDATION.ORG 305-292-3013 305-699-6543 305-292-3013
SUPPLYING FOOD FOR THOUSANDS OF LOCALS

CAT 30 CROSSOVER by MICHAEL PALMER 18 X 24 Ink & Acrylic Paint.

CAT 31 TWO BLUES by CAROL BRUNO 17 X 13 Acrylic on Canvas.

CAT 32 ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS 11-1-20 6:53AM by LYNNE BENTLEY KEMP 20 X 24 Framed. Epson Hot Press Bright Paper with Epson Ultrachrome hd Inks.

CAT 33 SEEKS SERENITY by GARIELLE WILSON 20 X 16 Mixed Media & Acrylic on Canvas.

CAT 34 REASON BEING by JESSICA WEBSTER 12 X 12 X 4 Acrylic on Wood.

CAT 35 MILITARY MACAW AT REST by WESLEY CALVIN 16 X 16 MIXED MEDIA

CAT 36 "AFTERNOON DELIGHT" by ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN 16 X 19 OIL ON PALM

CAT 37 BLUE ADOBE by SUSANNE D'ANTONI 13 X 17 PHOTO ON CANVAS WITH ENCAUSTICIC

CAT 38 "OCEAN PASSION" by INGEBOR FRYE 18 X 24 Acrylic Pour paint on Canvas

CAT 39 "CUBAN WITH CIGAR" BY DAVID PEREZ 11 X19 OIL ON CANVAS

CAT 40 "PARADISE" BY SANDRA SUN 15' DIAMETER CLAY, GLAZES, UNDERGLASES.UNDERGLAZES

CAT41"WINDY CITY" by RICHARD BUCKHEIM 24 x 21 ABSTRACT OIL ON BOA

CAT 42 TROUSEET :BLACKFIN by TYLER BUCKHEIM 23 X25 GRAPHITE ON PAPER

CAT 43 "FLORIDA GRAND SLAM SLAM" by KERRY HOEPPNNNEC 40 X24 MIXED MEDIA TRAP ON WOOD

CAT 44 "TIME FOR REFLECTION" BY MARY JEAN CONNORS 17 X 21 OIL ON CANVAS

CAT 45 "NO SNOW" by HELEN KORDON 18 x 42 ACRYLIC ON WOOD

CAT 46 "GROW" by MARLENE KOENIG 13 X 13 ACRYLIC AND MIXED MEDIA

CAT 47 "FAIRCHILD GARDEN II by NICOLAS BERGERY 26 X 32 Original Photography with Hand Drawing and Painting. Created with Colored pencils, oil, pastals, WaterColors & Ink

IMPORTANT NOTE : This Issue has Many of the 54 Items Displayed. Bidding Started on 2/4 ; go to their Website WWW.MCKEEFUND.ORG to see current bids.
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG Info@Fkspca.org
5711 College Rd. KW, Fla., 33040 305-294-4857

Just a few of the Pets avaialble for Adoption : The First 6 are in This Issue

Kachi is a 7 year old, female, pit bull mix.
Loki is a 4 year old, male, jack russell terrier mix.
Biscuit is a 1 year old, male, domestic shorthair.
Glue is a 9 ½ year old, female, domestic shorthair.
Espresso is a 2 ½ year old, male, domestic shorthair.
Churro is a 2 ½ year old, male, American rabbit.
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CLICK THE LINK TO THE ADOPTION PAGE IN THEIR WEBSITE
https://fkspca.org/adopt/
Click this Link for 6 Additional Amimals that we Featured in the December 21 Issue https://conta.cc/34xg3NY; or Of course go directly to the FKSPCA of The Keys Adoption Link Above

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