THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS NOV. 1, 2021
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
5th. ISSUE OF THE 2021 / 2022 SEASON
NOVEMBER 1, 2021
Hello. We always start each Issue Off with Lead Tease Photos representing Just a Few of The Features in This Issue. ABOVE : One of the Many Artisans that belong to the Upper Keys Artist group : THE ART GUILD OF THE PURPLE ISLES. This Week MICHAEL MAYER ; working in Acrylics "Holzhausen" 20 X 16
NEW FEATURE : PT. 1 OF 2 THE 2021 MARC HOUSE ( WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG ) "THE SMALLEST PARADE IN THE UNIVERSE" + PHOTOS AND VIDEOS from MARKY PIERSON's WONDERDOG STUDIOS FROM RECENT FANTASY FESTS
CFK’s (College of the Florida Keys) Basic Law Enforcement Academy #78 graduated at CFK’s Upper Keys Center in Key Largo
Our Weekly Feature from Bill & Linda Klipp : Fantasy Fest Party at The Sea Sister Art Gallery
NEW FEATURE : Life at the Drive-In Movie Theater 1950s & 1960s in America (Part 1) from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "AMERICANA AVENUE"
SAMEUL'S HOUSE FEATURE : Extremely Compassionate Organization (You'll Learn So Much in This Issue) + Nov. 11 The Annual "WOMEN OF INTEGRITY & MEN OF VALOR DINNER" 6P at the Beachside Marriott.
ZAZOO GALLERY with Thousands of MEMORABILIA Items. In This Issue : 1963 Rare Mint Condition & Framed "THE TERROR" Theater Poster,
Special Terry O'Neill Brigitte Bardot Photograph, Don Oriolo and PEANUTS, James Bond Movie Poster, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Springsteen, & Marilyn Monroe
Just into Zazoo : A Rare Audrey Hepburn Signed Photograph of her at a very early age & Don Oriolo "Casper The Friendly Ghost" (We'll have both Item in the Nov. 8 Issue; but why wait go in person to see them.
This Issue has a Few Sections for Zazoo Memorabilia
MONTESSORI UNITED 5K-1M-.5 MILE WALK /RUN LOTS OF INFO. IN THIS ISSUE
FKSPCA's Weekly Feature Providing Us with a New Batch of Adoptees : Here are 4 of 12 in this Issue.
Bella is an 8-month-old female large mixed breed.
Dot is a 1-year-old female domestic shorthair.
Ninja is a 3 Year Old Female Domestic Shorthair
Zippy is a 2 Year Old Female American Rabbit
OUR NEXT ISSUE WITH HAVE PROBABLY AN 8 PART ISSUE FROM WWW.INVESTING.COM SHOWING 117 OF THE RAREST AND MOST EXPENSIVE AUTOMOBILES. BELOW : 1955 MERCEDES 300 SL GULLWING (Only 29 Made Sold for $2.5 to 3M)
THE 2022 ANNE McKEE ARTISTS FUND
"THE KEY WEST HISTORICAL SOCIETY". One of the Lead Features in this & Every Week is from WWW.KWAHS.ORG; The Many Exhibitions-Events-Classes-Educational Materials & So Much More. The KWAHS Equals ANY Museum in the World and we are LUCKY to have this Institution and their AMAZING STAFF in Key West
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM
"THE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES" Continues in November, December, & January with AS USUAL GREAT TOPICS with GREAT GUEST SPEAKERS. Keep up the Great Job, Cori, Michael and Entire Crew. PLUS "COAST IS CLEAR MUSIC FESTIVAL AT FORT EAST MARTELLO"
NOV 8 "KW Black History : Shaping an Island"
DEC 2 " African American Politics"
JAN 17, 2022 6-7pm Featuring : "The Greatest Day of the Greatest Week in the History of KW" Jan, 22, 1912
Special Board of County Commissioners Transportation Master Plan meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marathon Government Center. Sunset Point Park in Key Largo Renamed in Honor of the Late County Commissioner Mike Forster. Higgs Beach Undergoing Shoreline Restoration; Beach Access will be Limited. PLUS Link (Further down) to Access the 6 Featured Articles from Last Week.
United Way of Collier and the Keys has received a $3.5 million gift from the United Arab Emirates for innovative reef restoration and education projects. UWCK’s goal is to revitalize the Florida Keys coral reefs - a lifeblood of the Keys economy - while supporting sustainability through education. Restoring the local reefs will improve coastal protection and provide economic stability for residents, furthering UWCK’s efforts to create thriving communities by improving the financial stability of Keys families. TO CONTINUTING READING ; Click these Brown Links : More information...PLUS LOCAL ADVISORY BOARD CONTACTS : CLICK HERE
United Way of Collier and the Keys
P.O. Box 2143
Key West, FL 33045
This week : Roberta DePiero gives us a few photos SHOOTING Duval from Grand Vin Wine Bar During Fantasy Fest, and a Few Photos of Homes Decorated for Halloween.
RED BARN 2021 / 2022 SEASON. COMPLETE SCHEDULE AND LINKS IN THIS ISSUE
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING COMPLEX; What Many Imagine would have been The Garden of Eden. Also Watch their 24/7 Live Webcams (Link in their Weekly Feature in This Issue)
THE KEY WEST BUSINESS GUILD NEXT MIXER : NOV. 10 at AMSTERDAM's CURRY MANSION INN ; and LUNCHEON NOV. 3 (BOD) at MARRIOTT BEACHSIDE NOON (Sponsored by the FKSPCA). December Events Noted in their Weekly Feature in This Issue
IN THIS ISSUE PART 6 FUN STUFF
IN THIS ISSUE : ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ and HIS UPCOMING NEW EXHIBITON AT THE ROBERTO RUSSELL GALLERIES , ISLAMORADA 11/5-JAN3, 2022: FEATURING ARTISTS JESUS NORDARSE and ANDY LLANES .
All month (November) SALT ISLAND PROVISIONS GALLERY AND GENERAL STORE Features KREG D. KELLEY in Conjunction with WILLIAMS HALL
Just like KWAHS ; This Institution EQUALS AND SURPASES Most Larger Market Museums. Thanks Jed and Crew.
CALL TO ARTISTS FOR the ANNUAL DECEMBER / WINTER MEMBERS EXHIBITION AND SALE + This Just In : Call to Artists for "ART IN PUBLIC PLACES" for the TSKW Building at 533 Eaton Street (Details in their Weekly Feature in This Issue).
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden : New Recruit Kaylee Harding, "SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN", & Honors given by the BOTANIC GARDENS CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL.
POPS IN THE PARK : The Upper Keys Community Concert Band is Looking for New Musicians to Add to their Talented Ensemble
THERE ARE MANY MUSICIANS IN THIS TOWN THAT GIVE OF THEIR TIME AND TALENT TO HELP OUT THE "LEGITIMATE" NON PROFIT ORGNIZATIONS", SKIPPER KRIPITZ and His Close Ensembles are constantly helping out so many local Organizations; that I always try my best to help Promote Him & Musician Friends. Below is an Updated Schedule.
DR. JOHN "JACK" NORRIS has been one of the LEADERS in Helping out The Keys Understand what has been going on with this Pandemic. Thanks for sharing your Excellent Daily Videos & Knowledge with Our 7900+ Weekly Readers. A MUST WATCH : Oct. 5 Brief 7:41 Minute Video in this Issue.
This Week in the City of Key West Section : The EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency Honors The Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) Transferred Properties at NAS (Naval Air Station of KW). Our Oct. 11th. Issue had 6 Press Releases from Alyson Crean. Links to the Oct. 11 & 18th. Issues are in this Issue.
Kate's Resort THE GARDENS HOTEL ; Has Entertainment at the Wine Bar (d'vine Wine Gallery) + JAZZ IN THE GARDEN Every Sunday. COMPLETE SCHEDULES in This Issue . Next 11/7 Peter Diamond & Friends & 11/14 Scott Marischen & Friends+ Kate and Jim Announce the Next Round of "Discovery Wine Tasting Series"
Hello Everyone Our Fifth Issue of the 2021 / 2022 Season read by 7900+.
THANKS FOR READING. Also Thanks to the Hundreds of Associate Contributing Editors and a Few Executive Editors that Give Us Interesting Material. The Next Issue will be either be Nov. 8 or Nov. 15, 2021. There is a Strong Probability that for the Next 3 Months Instead of Publishing Every Week as I've done the Last 9 Years In-Season ; The Magazine will be Published Every Other Week.. Although due to my Participation & Sponsorship in the Key West Film Festival : I will probably Publish a Nov. 8 & 15 Issue and then try to Publish Every Other Week.
HERE ARE IMPORTANT LOCAL CONTACTS & THE CRISIS INFORMATION CENTER THAT WE HAD IN THE ISSUES FOR MORE THEN 19 MONTHS; Starting March 2020.
An Extremely Sincere Thank You from this Magazine and the THOUSANDS that have Expressed to me : How Publix in ALL their Stores were able to Organize the MASSIVE ROLLOUT of the COVID-19 VACCINES. Certainly a Monumental Challenge that was so (& Still Is) SUCCESSFUL . Here in Key West Publix GM Kevin Piper Sr. and Staffs were BRILLIANT in their Coordination of this Unchartered Venture & the Magnitude Involved.
The 2021 Key West Film Festival Nov. 17-21. One of our 5 Extremely Excellent writers is one of Our Executive Contributing Editors : Maria Protopsaltis was at the Launch Party a Few weeks Ago and she shot a few Photos. PLUS the Gang at the KWFF Sent over some material that we'll show the Entire Schedule as well as Many Photographs from the Films and also tell us about Annual Events ; Like The Critics Panels; and the KEY Costume Design Award and Sneak Preview of a few of the Outdoor Events and Awards Night. 6 Sections in this Issue starting in the 3rd Feature Below.
with MC Landon Bradbary; Announcing the Official Start of the Parade with the Usual Police Escort. Last Year's Winners 1 First Place Strand Cinema Bldg. with Grand Marquis with Uninvited Guest the Covid-19 Germs. 2nd Place "Back and Fix the Future". 3rd. Pl. ) 3rd Pl. Two Identical Dressed Skeleton Cpls in Front of KW Nightscape & Moon.
Winners the Year Before : First Place "Beach Yard Boogie Musicians playing with in House Backyard. Second Place : Dark and Spooky Night (Enter House with Guests.)
My Magazine in this Issue will have 4 Sections. Usually we'll save this for the end but announcing the Theme for the 2022 Fantasy Fest Kristyn LaMoia and Susannah Wells. The Theme is 'CULT CLASSICS :CARTOON CHAOS"
More from THE SMALLEST PARADE IN THE UNIVERSE, and Still Photos and Videos from Marky Pierson's WONDERDOG STUDIOS ; Up Shortly
The October 25th Issue Featured a 5 Section Feature from Curator & Manager Brandi Sager that had a few samples of the Hundreds of Diverse Art at Effusion. Of course go to their website and Better Yet Visit Brandi Sager and her staff and see the Hundreds of DIVERSE / FUN works. Here is the URL Link to the Oct. 25, 2021 Issue to view about 20 works.
THE 2021 KICK OFF LAUNCH PARTY LAST WEEK AT THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST NEW ROOFTOP ENVIRONMENT : WWW.TSKW.ORG . SHOOTING FOR THE THE BALST FROM ED KRANE & FRINDS WAS EXECUTIVE CONTRIBUTING EDITOR MARIO PROTOPSALTIS.
The 10th Annual Key West Film Festival announces its official 2021 lineup including major falls films from Jane Campion, Sean Baker, Mike Mills, Pedro Almodovar and Paolo Sorrentino. More than 75 films will be shown during the 5-day festival, which runs November 17-21 and celebrates its 10th Anniversary.
The start studded spotlight films will be joined by the previously announced RED ROCKET (A24), whose director, Sean Baker, will be honored with the prestigious Golden Key Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, along with JOCKEY (Song Pictures Classics), starring Clifton Collins Jr, which will also see its director, Clint Bentley, honored with the inaugural Golden Key for Breakthrough Florida Filmmaker.
MORE FROM THE 2021 KWFF ; Up Shortly
The November 8, 2021 Issue will have a Lead Feature from the COCCO AND SALEM Gallery. Many of the Artists that Hang Year Round will be Featured. Below a Painting from Jim Salem.
Want to Come Out and Play?! The Keys Community Concert Band ensemble is looking for new musicians for the upcoming season. We perform Pops-in-the-Park concerts once a month from Nov through April. A fun and diverse group of players, we need instruments of all kinds but especially flute, clarinet, and saxophone and tuba. If you don’t have an instrument, we may be able to provide one for you. The music isn’t tough, but you need to be able to red notes. Rehearsals are Mondays at Key Largo School (mm105) 6:45-8:30PM. SO if you play or used to play, c’mon out and play again! For more information, please call Susan at 305-451-4530. At Founders Park 4 – 5. Upcoming Schedule : Nov 27 Happy Days are Here Again. Dec 11 (Not So) White Christmas. Feb 19 Jungle Jamboree. Mar 12 Cruisin’ in the Key of Sea. Apr 23 Saturday in the Park. At Murray Nelson Center Peace Park. Jan 22 Hooked on Classics.
UP NEXT MORE OF THE 2021 KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL and Life at the Drive-In Movie Theater 1950s & 1960s in America (Part 1) from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "AMERICANA AVENUE"
BUT FIRST A SNEAK PREVIEW OF 2 FEATURES IN THE NEXT ISSUE : NOVEMBER 8, 2021
2) We Continue with our Weekly Feature : PHOTOGRAPHS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Next Issue will Feature : AULANKO NATURE RESERVE FINLAND
3 ) THE COOLEST RVS
4) and from WWW.INVESTING.COM ; A 118 PHOTO FEATURE SHOWING THE RAREST & MOST EXPENSIVE CARS. WE START AN 8 PART ISSUE FEATURING 118 BREATH TAKING CARS STARTING IN THE NOVEMBER 8 ISSUE . Below " A 2017 SSC ULTIMATE AERO with only 24 Produced and Sold for $655,000
WE START A NEW FEATURE :Life at the Drive-In Movie Theater 1950s & 1960s in America (Part 1) from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "AMERICANA AVENUE"
Next Week in the November 8, 2021 Issue : Part 2Life at the Drive-In Movie Theater 1950s & 1960s in America from Popular You-Tube Content Provider "AMERICANA AVENUE" and Up ShortlyHigh and Dry: Key West Art & Historical Society elevates then celebrates Fort East Martello Parade Grounds with November and December COAST Is Clear concerts + Their Next 3 "Distinguished Speaker Series" Events and a few of the MANY Key West Art & Historical Society's Exhibitions and Special Events
DRONES: We start Part 2 of 4. A Feature where DRONES have taken the Photographs. Provided from Popular You-Tube Content Provider by OUTLOOK DAILY.
Here is the URL Link for all 41 Photographs via their Video:
Click any of the Blue Links to be Taken to the Different Areas on their Website
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special "Dinner Cruise" ONLY $69.95 (with Upgrade to Premium Bar Only $19.95 Extra), Youth 6- 12 ONLY $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks
UP SHORTLY ; THE NEXT FEW MONTHS SCHEDULE OF THEIR VISITING ARTISTS : Bill / Deb Mack & Gary Welton were in Town for their Annual FANTASY FEST EXHIBITIONS. 5 OF THEIR WORKS BELOW (First Two from Bill Mack, Then 1 from Deb Mack & Two from Gary Welton. Of course if you go to WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM You can see MANY of their works. All 3 Artists have Large Sections to View In- Person.
Mixed media on Canvas
40 x 30"
Mixed media on Canvas
40 x 30"
We Continue with THE SMALLEST PARADE IN THE UNIVERSE and More Photos and Videos from Recent Fantasy Fests
The First Minute of this Presentation has a Video Shot and Edited from Marky Pierson's WONDERDOG STUDIOS from a Live Parade Down Duval Street from a Few Years Ago. Also close to the end of the 38 Minutes Video is the Pet Masquerade
Join us for the 10th Annual Key West Film Festival, November 17-21, 2021! All Access and VIP Passes are available now at keywestff.com.Purchase Passes
Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the hit musical film Moulin Rouge on Thursday night, November 18. This is not your ordinary screening - KWFF kicks it up a notch by making it a sing-a-long led by local performing legend Epiphany for a night under the stars of rousing song, dance and debauchery as only 1890's Paris could provide!
We're also continuing our tradition of having a free outdoor screening of a concert film on Sunday night to close out the festival, and this year, we'll be hosting the Florida Premiere of Eric Clapton: The Lady in the Balcony - The Lockdown Sessions. When Clapton's Spring 2020 tour was cancelled due to the pandemic, he convened his band at his getaway in the UK to do a filmed version of the tour. It's as intimate a performance as you'll ever see from one of the most gifted musicians of our time. Check out the trailer here!
Now More Photographs taken by one of our 5 Executive Contributing Editors Maria Protopsaltis at the Kick Off Launch Party at TSKW: Below is George Fernandez Owner of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ( WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM ). The Conservatory is also a Large Sponsor of the KWFF. Of Course ; also below on stage is KWFF Program Director Michael Tuckman
While we are elated to be bringing most films back indoors this year (venues to be announced soon), 2020 did open our eyes to the joys of outdoor screenings under the stars in paradise.
BEHIND THE SCENES - KEY WEST FILM FEST 2021 TEAM
We are thrilled to announce the 2021 Festival team. It combines a unique blend of national talent and some of the best local event producers in Key West:
Michael Marrero - Director of Key West Operations | Brandon Beach - Technical Director | Liz Love - Volunteer Supervisor | Aramis Ikatu - Senior Logistics Coordinator | Emma Griffiths - Director of PR | Michael Tuckman - Director of Programming | Chris Moryl - Chief Design Officer | Miranda McGuire - Events Director | Michael McNamara - Director of Shorts Program | Audrey Birnbaum - Communications Director | Chad Knutson - Director of Web Services
Florida gets its moment in the sun with an all-day Florida Focus on Sunday, November 21. A collection of award-winning shorts from Key West High School’s Conch 5 Studios – who recently sent NINE films to the National High School Student Film Awards – will be screened in the morning, followed by the 15th anniversary screening of Florida Filmmaking legend Billy Corben’s COCAINE COWBOYS. Corben will participate in a discussion following the screening. The award winning Miami-produced feature LUDI will also screen at the festival.
Also as previously announced, BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD, will open the festival on November 17 at an outdoor screening under the stars at the Key West Amphitheater. The film will be preceded by the short film BLONDIE: VIVIR EN HABANA, about the celebrated artist’s recent concert in Cuba.
This year’s LGBTQ films, programmed with the assistance of Eugene Hernandez, Director of the New York Film Festival, and Brian Brooks of Cinetic Media, include GREAT FREEDOM, winner of the Jury Prize for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, the Cold War forbidden love story FIREBIRD, and BOULEVARD! A HOLLYWOOD STORY, chronicling the love triangle that resulted from Gloria Swanson’s attempts to adapt “Sunset Boulevard” into a musical and directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, which marks his fourth film to play at the festival (I am Divine, Tab Hunter Confidential, The Fabulous Alan Carr).
MORE 2021 KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL UP SHORTLY
A Popular Weekly Feature 'PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS AROUND THE KEYS WITH ROBERTA DePIERO
On Saturday, November 27th, the Marathon Garden Club, at 5270 Overseas Highway, MM 50, will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring gently used Christmas decorations and holiday items. There will also be raffle items, a plant sale from the club nursery and numerous vendors offering orchids and unique holiday gifts.
Cathy Torres, Director of CFK’s Institute for Public Safety, recognized top performing graduates with special accolades. Class Captain Sarah Porter earned awards for leadership and academic achievement awards. Mercedes Guevara and Jose Salto received Physical Fitness awards. The “PIG” award, which recognizes pride, integrity, and guts, went to Bryant De La Campa, and “Top Gun” honors for superior shooting skills went to Samuel Villegas. Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay swore-in graduates Guevara, Porter, and Jessica Smits as Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
CFK’s law enforcement officer program satisfies the training requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. CFK is currently accepting applications for two upcoming basic law enforcement academies. One will be held at the Key West Campus and the other at the Upper Keys Center in Key Largo. Both academies are part-time evening programs, running Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., starting in January and ending in October 2022. Applications are due on December 3. For more information about CFK’s Institute for Public Safety, visit the College’s website at https://www.cfk.edu/academics/academic-departments/institute-for-public-safety/.
Call to Artists for the 27th Annual Anne McKee Fine Art Auction February 23, 2022!
The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys invites you to submit your work for our 2022 Auction.
The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2022 Fine Art Auction. The auction will take place on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St, Key West, Florida.
October 1st - Online applications and accompanying photo(s) can be submitted to our website at www.mckeefund.org.
Midnight EST Nov. 7 - Entries close.
December 1 at the latest - Acceptance notification of the 50 pieces to be auctioned. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc, in it's sole discretion, determines whether or not art submitted will be for auction.
January 29, 2021 - Accepted art to be delivered to Studios of Key West.
Artists Helping Artists
Your participation in this event makes it possible for us to support other artists in the Keys - you receive 50% of the proceeds from the sale of your artwork, with the rest going to the Anne McKee Fund to award artists later in the year. The Anne McKee Artists fund then provides grants to visual, performing and literary artists for a grant based project of up to $2000. Founded by longtime Key West resident Anne McKee, the not-for-profit fund has awarded more than $343,000 since 1994 to Monroe County Florida. Residents only.
Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., Call to Artists for the 27th Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction. October 1 to November 7, 2021, Contact: Cori Convertito, Ph.D., 305.295.6616 x112, email@example.com
Call to Artists for the 27th Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction
The Call to Artists and submission for artwork opens Friday, October 1st and closes at midnight November 7th, 2021. Online applications and accompanying photo(s) can be submitted from our website at www.mckeefund.org. Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than Wednesday, December 1st.
Only 50 entries will be accepted due to space and time limitations. The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc., in its sole discretion, determines whether art submitted will be accepted for auction.
( A few of the Theme Runs Events Schedule to Follow )
Montessori United 5K Race and Kids Fun Run – November 14, 2021
KEY WEST, FL - There are two Montessori schools along United Street in Key West, and this year they are partnering up to co-host a 5K race and family fun run at Higgs Beach on Sunday, November 14, at 8:00 a.m. This fundraiser event includes a 5K, a 1-mile race and a half-mile kids’ fun run. Pre-registration is $30 for adults and $15 for kids and the proceeds benefit May Sands Montessori School and The Montessori Children’s School. Visit https://www.themeruns.com/ to register.
Founded in 1972, The Montessori Children’s School, located at 1221 Varela Street, is Key West’s oldest Montessori program. As a private, non-profit school, its program educates children from 18 months through 6th grade.
May Sands Montessori School, located at 1400 United Street, isMonroe County’s first charter school. Established almost 25 years ago, this tuition-free Montessori option serves students from Key West and the Lower Keys in grades VPK through 8th.
Both schools offer the distinctive Montessori educational model to local families. The methodology involves multi-grade classrooms and an extensive curriculum implemented with hands-on materials and cross-discipline learning. Amy O’Connor, Executive Director of the Children’s School, explains, “A Montessori teacher is trained to introduce a child to may activities and concepts based upon their knowledge of child development and observations of the children, ultimately resulting in an individualized education for each child." Lynn Barras, Principal of May Sands Montessori, adds, “Many parents today are looking for alternatives to the one-size-fits all approach of the traditional education in this country, and Montessori education provides a more child-led, empowering approach.”
The Montessori United 5K has the support of more than 25 community businesses. Top sponsors include Kimpton Key West, Key West Cooling Co., Tarpon Diem, Seaside Café, Barefoot Appraisal, Opal Key Resort, Cuban Coffee Queen and Two Oceans Digital.
Just a few of the Theme Runs Events in the Near Future
1. 11/6/21 8am Zonta ABC 5K/10K @ Salute!
2. 11/14/21 8am Montessori United 5L/1m/.5m Race @ Salute!
3. 11/20/21 8am Mariners Baptist Health 5K/10K @ Treasure Village Montessori (Isla Morada)
Balancing the fun and adventure of the Florida Keys with marine stewardship and sustainability is no easy task. The United Way of Collier and the Keys has taken a big step in bringing both of those worlds together.As part of the partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), UWCK has launched a comprehensive Marine Science Resource Guide. Found at KeyToTheSeas.org, it is a free online portal for residents and visitors - a place to find excursions, educational opportunities, and careers centered around marine science in the Florida Keys.
Reef Relief is excited to announce the arrival of our 2021 fall intern, Maelyn Southers. She will assist with our storm water awareness, Key West Marina Park maintenance, volunteer events, and other educational campaigns. Reef Relief is looking forward to seeing her use her skill and Talent to promote coral reef conservation.
Maelyn Southers graduated from North Carolina State University in 2021 with degrees in Business Administration and International Studies, with an emphasis on global development and sustainability. Growing up, she spent most summers on the beach developing a deep passion for
sustainability and how it impacts all people and life forms. She also lived in Denmark while completing related class work in global sustainable business & carbon emission technology. This will be her first professional experience working with marine science and sustainability.
Plus the Annual Meeting will be on Zoom Dec 1, 2021 6-7p
More Details on their Social Media
UP NEXT ; BUT FIRST More from Michael Mayer and The Art Guild of the Purple Isles
8) Hunt. 16x20, Acrylics. - A hunter blind in Styria (Austria)
9) My Pot Palms. 16x20, Acrylics - Just playing with my Palm Trees
10) No Name Pub. 24x18, Acrylics - Famous Watering Hole on No Name Key
11) Papa Joe's. 20x16, Acrylics - One of the greatest Landmarks in the Upper Keys
12) Resolution . 22x15, Watercolors - Done in an AGPI Workshop
13) Tavernier Hotel. 20x16, Acrylics - It is still there
14) Travel Trailer Town. 12x9, Acrylics - Next to Wynken & Blynken with license plates in the windows...
UP SHORTLY; MORE OF THE 2021
LAST WEEK IN THE OCT. 25 ISSUE WE HAD A LEAD FEATURE OF 5 SECTIONS. Here is the Link to that Issue. Of course go to their website and Better Yet Visit Brandi Sager and her staff and see the Hundreds of DIVERSE works. The 4th Issue for the 2021 / 2022
Based in Key West since 2013, Kreg is a nationally renowned abstract visual artist, famous for often utilizing antique items from the 1800s in his works. His one-of-a-kind pieces are not to be missed! During his time in Key West, Kreg has broadened his artistic scope, creating new works and trading in fine art. He is an active member of The Arts Council Of The Florida Keys, The Anne McKee Art Fund, and The Studios of Key West. In 2017, he created "The Time Travelers Of Key West" poster and donated all of the proceeds to Hurricane Irma victims via Sister Season Fund & the Florida Keys SPCA.
Williams Hall is honored and excited to toast this extraordinary artist at this public opening. A portion of the proceeds of any art sales will benefit Williams Hall and our community mission. Due to the Length of this Info. about Kreg; continue reading at the Very End of this Issue
Next Two HAPPY HOUR WITH THE HISTORIAN (KWAHS CURATOR CORI CONVERTITO PHD) VIRTUAL Happy Hour Oct. 27 VIRTUAL Happy Hour Hour with the Historian KW Walking Tour Both 4-5pm Our Historian is CORI CONVERTITO PHD. Click this Link for Information
Nov. 8 "Hybrid DSS (Distinguished Speaker Series) / Key West Black History : Shaping an Island" 6-7pm at Key West Library
DEC 1 VIRTUAL DSS (Distinguished Speaker Series) / AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICS by SHARON AUSTIN 4-5PM
JAN 17, 2022 DSS (Distinguished Speaker Series/ JANUARY 22, 1912 THE GREATEST DAY IN THE GREATEST WEEK IN THE HISTORY OF KW by SETH BRAMSON 6-7pm
SO MANY EVENTS / EXHIBITIONS / ACTIVITES Go to the Links to see Them. Of course a Visit In person is Definitely A MUST
Our amazing Key West Lighthouse Sunset Experience is the perfect place for your surprise proposal! Not only do you get the property all to yourself, you receive an artisan platter from Uva Key West along with a bottle of bubbly! Book your sunset experience today!
High and Dry: Key West Art & Historical Society elevates then celebrates Fort East Martello Parade Grounds with November and December COAST Is Clear concerts
While some tides may be King, the oceanside parade grounds of Fort East Martello are now queen-high and dry thanks to a Monroe County restoration and enhancement project in collaboration with Key West Art & Historical Society. The newly-completed $530,000 effort, supported by the Tourist Development Council, benefactors Anne McKee, her husband the late Ross McKee, the late Margo Golan, Key West’s Save A Tree, and many other individual donors ensure that the spacious parade grounds will be useable for a variety of outdoor events, including education programs, private venue rentals, and concerts with pop-up stages, including the upcoming Thursday, November 4 free-for-locals “G. Love” concert— a prelude to the COAST Is Clear Arts & Music Festival coproduced by COAST Projects, featuring Grammy nominated headliners Black Pumas set for Saturday, December 4— and a celebration of the new space.
DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS : MUCH GREATER DETAILS AND PHOTOS will be found at the Very End of This Issue.
The Extremely Large 2 Story Art Gallery has Hundreds of Artisans that Hang Year Round
My Understanding from Nance Frank is that this Auction is On-Going. Of Course More Information will be On-Going As Well. Perhaps go to The Gallery on Greene Website and FaceBook; and contact Michael Marrero as well https://www.facebook.com/michael.marrero.14
another Michael Marrero's Facebook URL for More Information.
is proud to present our advertising opportunities in the Performing Arts and Events guides for the upcoming 2021-22 Season.
All have planned robust "Come Back Seasons".
We are honored to welcome Wesley House Family Services to our portfolio this year. They will have a book for their long established Valentine’s Day Gala on February 14, 2022, as well as the popular Mayors Ball which has been moved to March.
Two of our venues are offering exceptional advertising opportunities this year. The Waterfront Playhouse will be performing all year long through August 2022 with twelve presentations. Rams Head’s Key West Theatre is also performing through the year and now distributing their Playbill at their Coffee Butler Amphitheater performances. In both cases there will be no increase for the prices of their ads.
The Tennessee Williams Theatre returns offering a season of popular Broadway and music events while the Red Barn Theatre celebrates 42 years of Big Things in a small space!
The Anne McKee Fine Arts Auction, which went digital last Febuary due to the pandemic, returns to a printed program.
The South Florida Symphony is going digital on their programs through a cell phone app which displays their performances and advertisers. They will be able to supply number of “click- throughs” to advertisers. We would be glad to show you how this works in person.
Impromptu Concerts returns to their monthly presentations at St. Paul’s church to celebrate their 50th Season this coming January.
The Marathon Community Theater has reorganized and taken over the operation of the film theater as well as their live stage (located in the same building.) They have an early closing date of August 27, 2021.
The Key West Songwriters Festival (one of top ten such events in the US according to Billboard magazine) returns to their May performances in many Key West clubs.
The Key West Business Guild has enjoyed great support from the community this year for its Pride, Tropical Heat, Womenfest and Headdress Ball Guides, and plans even bigger events next season.
ROBERTA DePIERO Roberta@Keywestplaybills.com 305-766-9727
PETER ARNOW Peter@Keywestplaybills.com 305-923-9645
EDITOR'S NOTE : Since getting this information about 6 weeks ago; perhaps new Information is out ; so contact Roberta and Peter Directly.
MORE FROM(L) Nadine Grossman-Orr (Executive Director for Fantasy Fest) ;( WWW.FANTASYFEST.ORG ) and (R) Becki Balcer (PR Events & Fund Raising for March House (WWW.MARCHHOUSE.ORG). with MC Landon Bradbary; Announcing the Official Start of the Parade with the Usual Police Escort . My Magazine in this Issue will have 4 Sections. Usually we'll save this for the end but announcing the Theme for the 2022 Fantasy Fest Kristyn LaMoia and Susannah Wells. The Theme is 'CULT CLASSICS :CARTOON CHAOS"
THE 2022 FANTASY FEST THEME "CULT CLASSIC CARTOON CHAOS" Announced by Landon Bradbury and Kristyn LaMoia and Susannah Wells.
Here are some Photos from a Recent Pre Pandemic Event held at The Key West Theater + The Viewing Days Leading Up to the Event
More of THE SMALLEST PARADE IN THE UNIVERSE & PAST FANTASY FEST EVENTS ; Up Shortly
A Message from Jed Dodds Executive Director for the 2021 /2022 Season Hit this October 11th Issue Link : https://conta.cc/3uWAQ9A
CALL TO ARTISTS
PIECE BY PIECE
WINTER MEMBERS' SHOW
ON VIEW DEC 2-30, 2021
Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries
Artwork drop off BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: NOV 18-20, 12-4PM.
Whether you’re assembling marks on a canvas, curating a tropical garden, or prioritizing the people that matter most to you, sometimes the best way to get at the big picture is to take it one piece at a time. For this year’s open members’ exhibition, we invite artists to join The Studios in taking it easy and being kind to ourselves, by focusing on the little things.
Please note, we will not be accepting any paperwork, fees, or membership payments at drop off. For this reason, your membership must be current and you must pay your exhibit fee online to participate. Click on the "CHECKLIST" & "RESERVE" below to find out how.
The Studios of Key West is seeking proposals for public art at its primary facility at 533 Eaton Street, a three story, 16000sf art center with galleries, classrooms, a theater, roof terrace and bookstore. Although any proposals will be considered, our interest is centered on two locations: the Lower Roof area, not regularly accessible by the public, but visible from the terrace
the Stairwell, four stories high with blank walls and an open central space stretching 57’
The Studios has $26,438 designated for public art as the remaining portion of its 1% for Art obligation from the renovations of our facility. However, that figure is a minimum, not a limit; depending on the proposals we receive, our final budget may be up to twice that. Open to artists and design professionals working in all media who demonstrate creativity, professionalism, and relevant experience. Artists living or working in Monroe County, or who have a previous relationship with The Studios (eg. former artists-in-residence) will be given some preference, but quality and suitability for the project are our primary concerns.
Documentaries take center stage at the festival this year, which each film featuring a live appearance or event. Award-winning director Penny Lane (Our Nixon, Nuts!, Hail Satan!) will appear with her newest film, LISTENING TO KENNY G; multiple Gotham Award and Cinema Eye Award nominee Douglas Tirola comes to town with his Leonard Bernstein film, BERNSTEIN’S WALL; Danielle Kummer will cross the pond to appear with ALIEN ON STAGE, about a small town musical of the sci fi classic Alien, and KWFF will host a special wine tasting after the screening of BLIND AMBITION, which follows Zimbabwe’s first team to compete in the international wine tasting tournament.
International films include Academy Award-winner Paolo Sorrentino’s HAND OF GOD and FINAL SET, starring Kristin Scott Thomas.
Brooke Christian Owner and Founder of the KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL; Greeting EVERYONE that Attended the Kick Off Launch Party (at the NEWLY RENOVATED ROOFTOP of The Studios of Key West : ( WWW.TSKW.ORG ) Preparing to take stage and then Hand it off to Program Director Michael Tuckman. In attendance ; One of our 5 Executive Contributing Editors Maria Protopsaltis : Taking Photographs.
The shorts programs and Florida feature films were curated from over 1000 submissions, with entries from nearly all 50 states and dozens of countries.
Returning programs this year include the 7th annual Critics Panel, in which top film critics will join both in person and virtually Zoom to cover the seismic changes in the industry this year; the sixth annual Golden Key for Excellence in Costume Design awarded to Paul Tazewell for his work in WEST SIDE STORY, making KWFF the only such festival to annual honor this art; Kibbitz with Critics series, in which the curating critic shares one of their favorite films from the last year over brunch. Aguilar will present the charming immigration story LIMBO; and the presentation of the prestigious Critics Prize, given each year to one film across the program as decided upon by participating critics. Past critics have included Kenneth Turan, Jen Yamato and Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, Eric Kohn of Indiewire, Emily Yoshida of New York Magazine, David Fear of Rolling Stone, Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York and Amy Nicholson of KPCC-LA’s Film Week
MORE 2021 KWFF UP SHORTLY.
Now in this 3 part section in this issue on SAMUEL's HOUSE
(We Continue with Verbiage from Part 1 that will really help you truly with compason understand what SAMUEL'S HOUSE Does)
Our Mission is to provide housing in a nurturing environment for homeless women, women with children, men with children and intact families and to provide them with care coordination beneficial to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Our Vision is to provide women, men and intact families with care coordination to access all appropriate services/resources to help them become self-sufficient.
Samuel's House, Inc. is a safe haven in a sober setting for women, women and men with children, and intact families that have no home.
populations in Monroe County to see how you may help.
Samuel's House provides housing to homeless women, women and men with children and intact families in a compassionate environment while assisting them in developing the necessary tools and confidence to manage their own lives fully, responsibly, and independently. We like to say we offer a hand up; not a hand out.
Case management services are provided to each client in all programs under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker using evidence-based practices. There is zero tolerance for any act of violence or substance abuse and residents must all maintain their sobriety.In 2013, Samuel's House received DCF licensure for Adult Substance Abuse Services for Case Management and General Intervention.
Since opening its doors, over 7,800 clients have received numerous targeted services that motivate residents to reach goals and develop skills to become productive members of society and improve the quality of their and theirchildren's lives.
The Mary Spottswood Women's Center The Mary Spottswood Women's Center is a safe haven for women, and women with children, for up to 90 days to allow them a new beginning. This structured "family" atmosphere provides training opportunities, job development, a 12-Step Program environment and referrals to medical care for women and their children in residence.
Any woman in need throughout Monroe County regardless of age is welcome.
MORE FROM MARIA PROTOPSALTIS & SAMUEL'S HOUSE UP SHORTLY. IF YOU TAKE The Time to read this Information You will learn ALL about Samuel's House; and never view it the same : NOW with a Very Compassionate Understanding.
Of Course if you go to their website WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM You can see Many Additional works from ALL their Artists that Hang Year Round. Of Course ; Why not go in person and visit Jim and Dan. I love going into their Gallery to view their DIVERSE Artisans + We chat for Hours about Key West and ALL other Things.
THE NEXT ISSUE (NOVEMBER 8, 2021) WILL FEATURE ABOUT 14 WORKS OF ART FROM JUST A FEW OF THEIR ARTISTS THAT HANG YEAR ROUND
FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST.
The October 11 Issue Featured some AMAZING Photos taken by Bill and Linda Klipp :and their weekly Feature "AROUND THE WORLD IN PHOTOGRAPHS" and their Feature the WILD ALASKAN BROWN BEARS AT KATMAI NATIONAL PARK in ALASKA. Here is the URL Link to that Issue https://conta.cc/3uWAQ9A . Of Course you can go to their Facebook to see them now; https://www.facebook.com/bill.klipp as well as go to their sites that I listed in their Feature this week week Closer to the Beginning In this Issue from their Shoot from Sea Sister Art Gallery to Capture a Fantasy Fest Street Festival Party in / and outside the Art Gallery.
from SEA SISTER ART GALLERY
Monroe County State Attorney DENNIS WARD (305-292-3400 & 305-852-7170) and I were Talking about the OVERWHELMING ABUSIVE SITUATION WITH TELEMARKETERS. One of the Suggestions that Monroe Co. State Attorney Ward Suggests is to get in touch with ASHLEY MOODY FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL
Key West, Florida – Looking for a fun fall community project? How about a Scarecrow Contest?!
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden kicks off its third annual “Scarecrows in the Forest” event with a call to students, community amateur artists, not-for-profits and business/creative professionals to create their own scarecrows for display in the Garden. CASH PRIZES will be awarded with ‘Best in Show’ chosen by garden visitors.
Show off your scary design skills and enter the “Scarecrows in the Garden” artist design contest. All Scarecrow entries will be on display from September 1st through November 30, 2021. Scarecrow creators are encouraged to use natural or recycled materials.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.