THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE & FRIENDS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
Hello Everyone THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS with an Active Database of 7975. Above are 2 Vintage Photographic Features : In this Part 1 "100 OLD PHOTOGRAPHS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS" by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "40 HISTORICAL FILES" ..THEN IN Part 2 of this Sept 25, 2023 "MIND BLOWING VINTAGE PHOTOS" by "AMAZING HISTORY FILES"."Below we give Lots of Space to ZAZOO MEMORABILIA / ART GALLERY; you can spend an entire day talking with Memorabilia Experts James and Jason. Editor's Note : If you are NEW to our Magazine : I give a TEASE of just a few of Features in the Magazine to start
In this September 25, 2023 (Both Parts) is a Feature on the Unique Art of Jimm Sherrington (Scrimshaw Jimm). Below is LUNA CHICKS 24 X 32 Acrylic on Canvas
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM Letty's Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
A CALL FOR ARTISTS for their annual SMALL WORKS Exhibition. Information and Registration inPart 2 of this Issue
Next SMALL WORKS 11/3-11/26
The CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT is Awarded ; Every Issue Alyson Crean shares Many Articles/ News From the City of Key West
WELL ANOTHER ONE OF OUR EXTREMELY TALENTED ARTISANS moved out of Key West : The Pottery of SANDY SUN has delighted residents and visitors to the Galleries she is in.. I'm sure Sandy will make her Pottery very easy to Obtain even so Many Miles Away; with the Galleries that she is in.. This Issue will have a Lead Feature on Sandy Sun and will show many of her Works
TSKW (THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST) has Many Classes / Events and Exhibitions. See the Feature in this Issue. Below is HAYS BLINCKMAN "GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR NOVEL" in November
ALSO at TSKW (THE STUDIOS OF KEY WEST) Below is the Exhibition "BRAZILBIT AN EHIBITION CELEBRATING FEMININITY" Oct 5-26 Painting by ERIC ANFINSON " STUDY IN ROSE". Most of you know that FIRST THURSDAY (Oct. 5) of every month at TSKW are the Grand Opening Celebration of ALL 3 Floors of Exhibitions; and the Artisans Involved will entertain. We cover these October Exhibitions in Part 2 of This Issue
Play with Maestra Sebrina Alfonso on October 16 ;Details in this Issue.This September 18 2023, Issue will have a few Photos of Good Friend and BRILLIANT PIANIST SVETLANA SMOLINA
The October 2, 2023 Issue will have Lead Features from Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene and 2 of her Year Round Hanging Artisans Peter Vey and Linda Reike. Below Peter Vey : Bo Gran Swing 8 X 10 Oil on Linen & Linda Reike Covering Ground 14 X 17 Oil on Canvas
Kristen Livengood Public Information Officer from Monroe County has a weekly Feature. This Issue ; Honors Jim Scholl and Syvia Murphy is Given a Plaque at The NelsonGovernment Center
The 2023 5 Day Event is November 15-19 ; with the Annual Pre-Event at The Studios of Keywest on October 17 on their Outdoors Roof. One of the Main Contacts is MIRANDA McGUIRE Miranda@KWFILMFEST.COM.
More Information in this Issue up Shortly.As well as Info on the 72 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE
I did a major extensive Update on ALL the Key West Arts and Historical Society's Exhibitions which include : Current, Permanent, Upcoming, and On-Line Exhibitions. Dr. Cori Convertito and Michael Gieda and their staffs do such an Excellent Job. Both Parts of my Magazine will have Extensive Informative Information. Below a fascinatining Exhibition and short Movie on Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway..
Here is a rare find Video of General Motors Publicity Video from 1956; and shows what our Highway System in 1977 will look like. An Amazing Campy Video : We'll have the 8 Minute Feature in the October 2, 2023 Issue
The Key West Tropical Forrest & Botanical Garden. Presents their 5th Annual SCARECROWS IN THE FOREST. Information in this September 25, 2023 Issue
In this Part 1 of the September 25, 2023 Issue : 'THE SOUL OF KEY WEST VOL. 1" Coffee Table Book by RALPH DePALMA; along with "SOUL OF KEY WEST VOL. 2 & 3" and "SOUL OF HAVANA".PLUS also in Part 2 More Info on The Soul of KW Coffee Table 3 Books "THE LITTLE ROOM DANCE CLUB" with Manager / Dance Professional DENNIS HYLAND and LUCY CARLTON having much fun with their Tuesday Dance Lessons with an ALL STAR LOCAL JAZZ BAND Info. in Both Parts 1 & 2.
Below : Mick Kilgos, Bill Blue, Caffeine Carl Wagoner, Francois Gehin
In Part 2 Listing 48 Non Profit Organizations (Upper, Middle & Lower Keys) receiving $307,570.
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts ; just finished their "2023 CONNECTIONS PROJECTS" and just OPENED "SUMMER SYNERGY" with Major Contributions from the Key West Art Center in Key West and Artists in Paradise in Big Pine. Curator is everyone's good friend SUSANN D'ANTONIO. Below : Two Hearts by Maggie Ruley
WILLIAMS HALL Wine Tasting and Gourmet Dinner Class Schedules. PLUS A Wide Variety of Classes covering many subjects
Lots of compliments to ED'S AUTO REVIEW ; found towards the end of Part 1 of in the Magazine. Out Recently from Ed ( Not Me) Episode 53 : THE HISTORY OF THE AMPHIBIUS CAR" and Episode : "MAKING FUN OF CHINESE CARS : BYD-X-PENG-NIO)" and Episode 48 "THE HISTORY OF THE CONCEPT CAR".. Also another GREAT 19 Minute Video Just Out : Episode #55 THE AWESOME ADVANCED COMPACT CARS OF GM (CHEVROLET CORVAIR-PONTIAC TEMPEST-OLDSMOBILE F-88 JET FIRE, & BUCK SPECIAL.
As usual both Parts of our Magazine will have some very Interesting Memorabilia from Zazoo Fine Art and Memorabilia Gallery. Below is James JAMES DEAN on the set of GIANT . 622 Duval Street, 305-294-8925 WWW.ZAZOOART.COM
A Few Other Items shown in Parts 1 and 2 in this Issue : David Bowie, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Eagles, The Who, Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Marilyn Monroe, George Harrison, Michael Jackson, Audrey Hepburn, Neil Young, Carrie Fisher & Star Wars, Madonna , Stevie Nicks, Ted Williams, Wilt Chamberland, Janis Joplin. Of Course Zazoo Has Thousands of Items
The Key West Business Guild has many events. Info. in this Part 1.
Roberta DePiero and her PLAYBILLS have some great Advertising Opportunities ; More Info. in this Issue. Also Roberta and Volunteers Every Weekend will do 'PLOGGING" ; meaning Cleaning up an area. Roberta's Weekly Feature is in Part 2 of every Issue
Dr. John "Jack" Norris Information about 60+ YO receiving another Covid Booster Beneficial?. Dr. Norris also has many interesting Articles. We are so thankful for the time and energy he gives US
The Monroe County ANIMAL FARM Opens The 2nd and 4th Sunday Every Month. Next Three : September 24 and October 8 & 22
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER in SOUTHAMPTON LONG ISLAND ; Many events on Long Island New York
Walk on White is Always the 3rd Thursday of the Month . Below Three of the Lead Hosts : Helen Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery, and Shade and Shutter. Next is October 19, 2023.
The One of a Kind Unique Photography from ANNA SWEET
The KEY WEST GALLERY Features Some of the Most Amazing Talent in the World. They have Many of their Year Round Hanging Artists making In Gallery Appearances :
Adam Scott Rote and Deb/Bill Mack and Gary Welton make Frequent Appearances Year Round....
HELP RICK WORTH RECOVER. Info. & 10 Works of Art in Part 2 of this September 25 Issue. Below : SLOPPY JOES BAR 9 X 14.5 Acrylic on Canvas
Much Information from Latin American /Cuban Guru Curator ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ. One of his very popular Latin American Artists is Carlos Guzman. His Exhibition at Ocean Southby's International Realty is still Up. Opening Soon is an Exhibition called "SYMBOL & MYSTERY" by ALICIA LEAL Below : A Painting by Carlos Guzman and Alicia Leal
CARLOS GUZMAN in his Studio Then Below Paintings from Carlos Guzman and Alicia Leal . Both Parts of this September 25, 2023 Magazine will have a few Paintings from Carlos Guzman and Alicia Leal.
Rams Head and The Key West Theatre has so many Events.
Bill and Linda Klipp and their weekly Photographic Journey. This week they will show photos CHEETAHS from OKAWANGO DELTA BOTSWANA
In Part 2 of this September 25, 2023 Issue is the Regular Section from Monroe County Public Information Office Kristen Livengood. Two of the her Featured Article in this Issue : Commissioners Dedicate a Plaque in Honor of the Late Sylvia Murphy at Nelson Government Center + Commissioner Jim Scholl and 3 others are Honored.
Below what started out in March 2020 as "Our Crisis Center" of Important Contacts. I still leave this Feature Inserted as a Handy Resource.. .
OUR KEY WEST : 613 SIMONTON ST. 305-290-2049 WWW.OURKEYWEST.COM
OUR KEYS MAGAZINE : 2816 HARRIS AVE. 305-295-6376
EDITOR'S NOTE : Every Issue Contains Hundreds of URL Links. Although I properly Insert the URL Links; just a few times the Connection to the Site Fails. When that Happens Simply Copy and Paste the URL Link into your Web Browser. Thanks for Reading. Ed. The 2023 Magazines will Now have 2 Parts Due to the Amount of Information that I Gladly Insert into the Issues. Our 2 Part Format is done to insure that ALL the Material will download successfully.The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ("Friends" being the Many Associate / Executive Contributing Editors) that send me Material & Cover Events. Our Readership has an Active Database of 7975.....
THIS JUST IN : NEW strains of Covid-19 are
BA.2.86 and XBB1.5 Sub Variant and are to blame for a Nation Wide Increase in Covid-19 Cases
A PS : Dr. Norris and Kathryn just closed their Southard Street Location ; but opened another location and they are now called "Norris Healthcare Concierge".
THIS JUST IN : There is a NEW VACCINE for the latest Few Strains of Covid. I just had my 3rd Booster ; along with this Years Flu Shot...and 5 days later NO PROBLEMS.
A 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 EG5, BA.2.86 & Sub Variant XBB.1.5 & any other Latest Strains Boosters are NOW AVAILABLE. . Check out Dr. John "Jack" Facebook Pages for Updated Information on Covid and other Medical Conversations.
As Our 7960 Readers know that in Every Issue The Public Information Officer Alyson Crean gives the magazine 3 to 7 Feature Articles. Officer Crean Really enhances the Magazine and gives our citizens so Much Infor. Chief Brandenburgh Thank You for the Excellent Job you and ALL the Officers Accomplishes Everyday. See Alyson Crean's and the City of Key West section every Issue in Part 1 Further Down.
Jimm Sherrington (Scrimshawjimm@Msn.com) is known world wide for his Rooster Paintings ; we have about 16 in this September 25 Issue in both Parts 1 and 2.
ALL his paintings are Acrylic and Unless Noted they are 24 X 36
1) FAMILY PORTRAIT
2) PIRATE ROOSTER
3) AMERICAN GOTHIC
4) CONCH ROOSTER
5) ROOSTER WALK
6) BADASS ROOSTER
7) SOUTHERNMOST ROOSTER
After you finish reading this Part 1 of the September 25, 2023 Issue; go to Part 2 to enjoy ALL the information that is contained which Include much additional Art , Also in Part 2 of this September 25, 2023 :The weekly Roberta DePiero Travels around The Keys and also her (Plogging) gathering ; ( Cleaning up the Lower Keys), A New Vintage Photo Feature from "THE TIME THEN" Called "REKINDLING THE PAST RARE & REMARKABLE OLD PHOTOS" & Kristen Livengood and her Monroe County Featured articles, and 10 more Jimm Sherrington Paintings
Up Next The Florida Council of the Arts at Gato Presents SUMMER SYNERGY; But First Play Golf with Maestra Sebrina Alfonso and South Florida Symphony Orchestra's Jaqueline Lorber Oct. 16 Info. Further Info. down in this Issue. Plus a Few Photos of Good Friend and BRILLIANT PIANIST in Both Parts of this September 25 Issue
THE FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS current Exhibition at the Gato Building ; Guest Curated by Artist SUSANN D'ANTONIO is called SUMMER SYNERGY. President Liz Young and Manager / Curator Martha Resk send Regards and Photos of the works.
1) KAPOK MOON by FRAN DECKER Acrylic
4) ROSEATE SPOONBILLS IN FLIGHT by NANCY HENNING Acrylic
6) FLOWER POWER by CINDY LEFF Acrylic on Canvas
7) TWO HEARTS by MAGGIE RULEY Acrylic
We Now continue a Vintage Photographic Feature by Popular You-Tube Content Provider "40 HISTORICAL FILES" Called "100 OLD PHOTO'S YOU WONT WANT TO MISS"
The Beach Boys London December 1968
Water Carriers Cairo Circa 1880
Women Posing with Alligators at an Alligator Farm Circa 1930s
The Serbian Trail of Tears Ethnic Serb Civilians Fleeing
American Actor Jack Nicholson Laighing as He drives his White Convertible Volkswagon Beetle along an unidentified Road in Los Angeles California Sept 4 1969
Andy Warhol and Pele. Editor's Note" I met Andy Warhol during the Three Years I worked at the Palladium Nightclub in NYC. This is the Club that Steve Rubel ( after he got out of jail) and NYC Real estate tycoon Ian Schrager opened in 1985. Although Andy may have said 7 words to me; I was invited to his East Side Studios to audition with his actor pal that stared in a few of Andy's Films Joseph D'allesandro"
Armed Women in traditional cloths commemorate the Aniversary of the 1978 Coupe D'etat which brought communists to power holding Russian Made Kalaschnikous 1986
Ascot Fashions June 1928
Benny Hill & Friends
Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on the Set of Alfred Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST 1959
MORE "100 OLD PHOTOS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS" by Popular Content Provider "40 HISTORICAL FILES" Up Shortly in this Part 1 ; and in Part 2 of the October 9, 2023 is a NEW Vintage Photographic Feature by THE TIME THEN Called REKINDLING THE PAST RARE & REMARKABLE OLD PHOTOS.
The Studios of Key West and Many Other Information Outlets (Including Mine) ; has Information about Rick Worth and his Stroke last week You can find this Information that the TSKW has provided in Part 2 of this September 25, 2023 Issue.
The Studios is opened the Sanger Gallery to a select artist for the slower summer season. The Summer Sanger artist has access to a space where they can spread out, step back to look at their work and have several projects laid out at once.
Sally Binard is a mixed-media artist of Haitian and Belgian heritage. Early, continuous exposure to the two different styles of art from each country provided an eclectic and exciting idea of what art was and could be. This dichotomy has been a notable influence on her work.
Submit artwork by September 29 - space is limited so fill out your form ASAP!
Womankind is seeking two- and three-dimensional artwork (photography, sculpture, bust, costumes, et al) celebrating the female form and femininity. These interpretive works will be displayed at The Studios of Key West, the premier arts organization in the Florida Keys, throughout October when women’s health issues are foremost on our minds for breast cancer awareness month.
Our October 9, 2023 Issue will Feature the following Vintage Photographic Features : We Continue with "100 OLD PHOTOS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS" by "40 HISTORICAL FILES". plus A NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE by 'THE TIME THEN" Called 'REKINDLING THE PAST RARE & REMARKABLE OLD PHOTOS"
Benefiting South Florida Symphony Orchestra’s vital Symphony in the Schools music education program, as well as our latest educational initiative - our BizTown storefront at Broward County’s Junior Achievement World - this tournament is certain to be both mountains of fun, and severely impactful for the communities that we serve.
Player slots for singles, twosomes, and foursomes are available, as well as some fantastic sponsorship options if you or your brand wish to increase your impact! During the post-tournament awards luncheon, honors (and bragging rights) will go to the overall tournament winner, longest driver, longest putter, and closest to the pin shooter!
Come out on October 16 and join wonderful friends of the Symphony, both old and new, as we and 'grip it and rip it' for a grand cause at Jacaranda. Click the button below to register today! We look forward to seeing you there for this fun and fantastic afternoon of supporting your symphony orchestra and its vital work in music education.
Click WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASYMPHONY.ORG for additional Information on the Golf Tournament. At the Beginning of this issue are a few Photos of good friend and AMAZING CLASSICAL PIANIST : SVETLANA SMOLINA.
Zombie Bike Ride Partnerships (limited) and 41st Headdress Ball program
Yes, the Zombies are back for the 13th year! Be part of the fun with your partnership.
The 40th Annual Headdress Ball will be in full swing in October and as a special treat all Headdresses from the 2023 Ball will be on display at the Key West Museum of Art and History, 281 Front Street, Nov 11- Dec 3.
Upcoming Ad Deadlines:
September 29, 2023 for both Zombie Bike Ride and Headdress Ball 2023 events.
Last year's event was such a success, we're back to do it again!!
What does KWFF have in store for 2023?
Which of the year's top contenders will you be able to see at the festival before they are released?
Which are the hidden gems you'll find?.
Join us October 17th at 630pm for our Official Program Launch event and find out! With the outdoor 360-degree views at Hugh's View, on the rooftop of The Studios of Key West, you won't want to miss out on ‘the show before the show'.
This event is free but seating is first-come, first-served.
Click this Link for additional Information and to Reserve FREE Seats to the October 17 Launch Event /Party
Africa Wanderings — A Cheetah Sunrise to Start the Day
The last photo we took last night was a Cheetah on a termite mound at Sunset. One of the first photos we took this morning was a Cheetah on a termite mound at Sunrise. We were up and out of Qorokwe Camp in the Okavango Delta at 6am headed back to where we last saw the female Cheetah with 5 Cubs hoping she still might be there.
On the way though we spotted fresh Cheetah tracks heading in the opposite direction. We followed the tracks for a short time spotting the Cheetah family in the distance on a termite mound scanning the landscape for something to eat.
The sun was up a bit but I figured we should now try for a Cheetah sunrise. Then for the next 4 hours we closely followed them as they hunted and played making some awesome images in gorgeous light. As the morning heated up they found a nice shady spot to rest so we decided to take a risk and headed back to Camp.
Hopefully we will find them again this afternoon when they re-start hunting as they haven’t eaten in days.
Got to love being on Safari in Botswana.
Below TO FOLLOW THESE PICS is a URL Link to Bill and Linda Klipp's Posting of the Hurricane that hit us August 24 to September 5 (IDALIA)
For Immediate Release: Call for Artists – “Scarecrows in the Forest” Art Exhibit & Contest
Key West, Florida Keys – GET YOUR SPOOKY ON! The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is calling for artists, amateurs, students, businesses, and professionals to create for the 5th Annual 2023 “Scarecrows in the Forest” Art Exhibit and Contest which runs September — November 30, 2023.
Registration required through August 30, 2023, with installations by appointment through September 1, 2023. (THESE 2 DATES JUST PAST BY A FEW WEEKS; PERHAPS MISHA AND CREW WILL EXTEND A FEW ADDITIONAL DAYS TO REGISTER AND INSTALL.)......Scarecrows will be created using natural, recycled, and repurposed materials, each entry eligible for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & Best in Show prizes for entries with CASH Prizes.
3 Categories to register: Not-for-Profit Fee: $10.00; School age Fee: $25.00; Business & Professional Fee: $50.00
For more information, full details and application contact Misha at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305) 296-1501..
The Nursery contains 160 species of native plants available including Native & Cuban palms, Tomato and Pepper plants. The total nursery inventory totals more than 2,000 plants which attract birds, butterflies and other pollinators in 1-gallon to 15-gallon pots. Key West Botanical Garden members receive a 15% discount. The Garden is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and all proceeds directly benefit the Garden’s conservation program.
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit www.keywest.garden.
WALK ON WHITE (STREET) is always done the the 3rd Thursday of the Month. The Next being Thursday October 19, 2023. WWW.WALKONWHITEKEYWEST.COM will give detailed Information on the Host Venues. One of the Lead Venues besides Shade and Shutter & Stone Soup Gallery is the Helen Harrison Gallery.
Southampton Arts Center is a not-for-profit located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village. Our mission is to provide the highest quality programming to our entire community through partnerships with a diverse slate of world-class artists, performers, educators and cultural institutions. As stewards of one of the most beloved buildings and grounds on the East End, we serve as a hub to strengthen arts and culture in Southampton Village for this and future generations. For additional information, please visit southamptonartscenter.org. For additional information, please visit http://southamptonartscenter.org/. #SummerFestAtSAC
Michael and Jenn for the Summer Months will put on Hiatus..."FIRST FRIDAY" at their Salt Island Provisions ; that Featured a Local Artist Each Month. HOWEVER Salt Island Provisions is a very unique Store and so ideal for gifts that you actually give thought to. Keep in mind that their STONE SOUP GALLERY AND FRAME SHOP is still very much one of the LEAD Hosts for WALK ON WHITE ; Salt Island Provisions will start up in October with Guest Artisans
They will tell on their FaceBook pages the latest News from their markets; beow verbiage is a few months old but I do believe somewhat accurate.. Jill and Sean ; Keep up the great Work; Ed
Join some of your favorite Key West Artisan Market vendors during the dog days of summer at the Southernmost VFW Post 3911 for the all new Summer Mini Market!.
Enjoy fresh produce by Erick from Homestead, Rosie and Robert's famous cheese selection, orchids and plants from Anna, Romero's breads and dips, Mel's decadent desserts, Mundy the Pirate's locally caught seafood, Mark's Rodriquez cigars and Latitude 24 Coffee by the Daniels, among several others. Of course rotating in will be many local artists, jewelry creators, photographers, candle makers and collection curators for your shopping pleasure.
The VFW's air conditioned dining room will be open for a sit down breakfast, brunch or lunch with chef Mark serving up lots of fresh made options to tempt your palate. A full bar (inside and out) will offer mimosas, bloody mary's and all your favorite libations at the best prices on the island.
Parking is plentiful courtesy of the Gulf Atlantic Bank (corner of 5th and N. Roosevelt) - they even have a walk up ATM for your convenience. As a courtesy, please don't use PetSmart's spots unless you're making a stop at their store.
The every other Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm event mirrors our regular season with 6 dates currently to include:, June 11 , June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6 and August 20. The Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach is scheduled to resume November 5.
Watch for a summer 'mini market' :This new show will take place every other Sunday 10 am to 2 pm through the summer. As a reminder, our sister show, the Truman Waterfront Farmers Market, is every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm year-round at the Truman Waterfront Park.
In the Next Few Issues we'll Feature some of the Year Round Artisans at COCCO AND SALEM
Editor's Note : Just spoke with Dan and Jim; and they are doing great and send regards to all ; and will send a New Batch of Photos from the Art that in their Cocco and Salem Gallery ; and we will have it the Oct.9 Issue.
EDS AUTO REVIEWS are Brilliant 8 to 22 Minute Videos about the Automobile Industry and the Hundreds of Cars in the last 123 Years. Parts 1 and Parts 2 of my magazine has ALL 60 plus Videos Links,,Toward the end of each Issue.
In Part 1 of this Issue : 3 NEWER Episodes : Episode 54 "THE HISTORY OF THE AMPHIBIUS CAR" and "MAKING FUN OF CHINESE CARS (BYD-X-PENG and NIO) & "THE HISTORY OF THE CONCEPT CAR"; PLUS JUST RELEASED A FEW DAYS AGO : THE AWESOME ADVANCED COMPACT CARS OF GM (CHEVROLET CORVAIR-PONTIAC TEMPEST-OLDSMOBILE F-88 JET FIRE, & BUICK SPECIAL)
Just got off the phone Michael Nelson and he Updated me on Library Events. Cafe Con Libros is Off for the Summer / Fall . Michael comments that he has an event on November 19 Featuring Nathan Hill. Michael also informs us that 'FRIENDS OF LIBRARY" is active with their Speaker Series Jan. 2024 to end of March 2024
The Friends of the Key West Library will not be holding another outdoor book sale
. Friends of the Key West Library will offer books published from 2020 to 2023 inside the main library all year. Just deposit your cash
donation into the slotted box provided. Please note that the library staff will not be able to take your money or be able to provide change.
We so very much appreciate your interest in our book selection and will return to an outdoor book sale on December 2, 2023. Please note that we will continue taking book donations all year. Books published after the year 2000 are needed.
Lynn Goldsmith's imagery is in numerous collections:
The Smithsonian, The Polaroid Collection, The Kodak Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the permanent collection of Museum Folkwang. She is a multi-awarded portrait photographer whose work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People, Elle, Interview, The New Yorker, etc. Her subjects have varied from entertainment personalities to sports stars, from film directors to authors, from the extra-ordinary to the ordinary man on the street. Her forty years of photography have not only been an investigation into the nature of the human spirit, but also into the natural wonders of our planet.
In a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg awarded Officer Veronica Roman a Chief's Commendation.
On March 13, Officer Roman and her fiancé MCSO Deputy Zito rendered vital aid to a man while off-duty at Bahia Honda State Park. The 79-year-old man, while loading his boat onto a trailer, slipped and suffered a severe laceration. Officer Roman and her family pulled into the ramp and immediately rendered aid until an ambulance arrived.
Officer Roman and Deputy Vito further assisted by driving the individual's car with the boat and trailer, along with the individual's wife and dog, to their home.
Officer Roman's professionalism and dedication - on duty and off -- are in keeping with the core values of the Key West Police Department.
In the photo: Officer Veronica Roman and Chief Sean Brandenburg.
From September 18th through October 6th, specialized trucks with the name "wood" on the side will be driving Key West streets collecting LiDAR data to evaluate the city's road elevations. LiDAR stands for Light Imaging Distance and Ranging and will enable the City to better plan, prioritize and budget elevation projects by vastly improving its street elevation data. The effort is part of a larger strategy to strengthen and harden the City's infrastructure and facilities in accordance with anticipated sea level rise as well as storm surge and flooding. Staff is already preparing to use the data to further stormwater, tidal, and sea level rise planning projects.
"We want the citizens of Key West to be fully informed about our efforts to protect the City and anticipate future areas of concern," said Key West Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins. "These maps are important groundwork for our upcoming Climate Adaptation Plan."
Wood Environmental and Infrastructure Solutions Inc. has performed LiDAR surveys for Monroe County and all other incorporated areas, working north to south. In Key West, Wood will evaluate 72 miles of road and the first floor elevations for critical facilities. Wood crews will be setting up the control survey for Key West in mid-September, by either painting or taping temporary arrow-like markings onto City streets. These markings are used to help the scanner match images together to enable a centimeter's accurate picture of our road elevations.
To stay up to date on the City's Climate Adaptation Plan, go to www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov<http://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov> and look for the notify me button. From there you can sign up to receive updates via email.
In the photos:
1. Specialized trucks collect LIDAR data in Marathon to evaluate road elevations for future hardening of city streets and facilities. CONTRIBUTED
2. Painted arrow targets used to align multiple map scans together. CONTRIBUTED
Pictured Below: 60 volunteers join phade(r), and Keep Key West Beautiful, at Smathers Beach to remove trash and harmful plastics from the local coastline.
Key West, Fla. (September 6, 2023) - Community volunteers joined Keep Key West Beautiful and sustainable straw brand phade(r)<https://www.phadeproducts.com/> at Smathers Beach last Saturday as part of a cleanup that removed more than 300 pounds of trash from the beautiful local shoreline. This effort was the third of three statewide cleanups phade(r) organized with regional Keep Florida Beautiful chapters.
The Key West cleanup was organized to help combat the growing global issue of beach debris and ocean pollution, especially from single-use plastic products that can last in an environment for hundreds of years. While innovative, sustainable products like the phade(r) marine biodegradable straw are designed to prevent pollution, billions of pounds of plastic from years past remain in the ocean and on shorelines around the world.
"Keep Key West Beautiful believes that no cleanup effort is too small and that every piece of trash picked and disposed of properly is one less that has the chance of ending up in the waters surrounding the paradise we all call home," said Dorian Patton, Chair, Keep Key West Beautiful.
"While reducing, reusing and recycling are all extremely important values to help protect the environment, we know it's not enough to keep places like Smathers Beach healthy and pollution free," said Brad Laporte, CEO of phade(r) parent company WinCup. "phade(r) was created so that single-use items will safely return to earth after use, but we're also committed to ridding the environment from plastic and waste that is already here. That's why it was a pleasure to join Keep Key West Beautiful to help clean up the local shoreline in Key West."
phade(r) has grown to be a popular choice with large retailers nationwide who seek to operate more sustainably such as First Watch, Dunkin', Sam's Club, and several sports arenas across the country.
In a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg recognized the accomplishment of several of our members for the first half of 2023. Among them were a number of Lifesaving Awards, including recognition of Officers Scott Standerwick, Raymond Roscoe, Tyler Getchel, and Andrew Litton.
On July 6, police responded to a call at Mallory Square. The caller reported that an emotionally disturbed man had taken all of his clothes off, jumped into the water, and was actively cutting his wrists. Three officers spotted the man and monitored his movement with the current while the Marine Unit responded. Using crisis intervention techniques, the officers were able to convince the man to get into the boat where they began life saving efforts.
“Had it not been for the quick action of all officers involved acting as they have been trained and using their excellent decision-making capabilities,” said Chief Brandenburg, “this man would have perished.”
In the photo: Officer Andrew Litton, Chief Sean Brandenburg, and Tyler Getchel
Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission commended the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida International University for its recent national recognition.
The Center started working with small businesses in the Keys in 2018. The team of highly experienced consultants provides assistance and training to entrepreneurs and business owners in the City of Key West and Monroe County to help them start, grow, and succeed.
FSBDC at FIU work one-on-one with small businesses providing startup assistance, access to capital, marketing, financial management, government contracting, human resources and business strategy advising.
The Center has delivered more than 2,215 hours of consulting to 223 Key West small businesses, resulting in business owners securing over $18.4 million in capital, securing $7.3 million in government contracts, increasing sales by $8.6 million, impacting 1,548 jobs, and launching 13 new businesses.
In April, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced SBDC at FIU as the winner of the 2023 Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award, which recognizes the country’s top small business center.
Regional Director Brian Van Hook accepted the honor with consultants Nancy Hull, Bonnie Barns, and Julie Brown. They were joined on the dais by Nick Formico, owner of Key West Marine Hardware who is the Center’s Keys Client of the Year.
“We talk about numbers on a page but its actually all about the business owners,” said Van Hook. “Nick here was our Client of the Year. And that’s what we’re all about, helping local business owners.”
Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission honored Dr. Jonathan C. Carey, who recently received the President's Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his 5,000 hours of service to the United States of America through community development and emergency services.
Dr. Carey is a minister, author, certified life coach, an Assemblies of God USA commissioned chaplain, and the lead pastor of Glad Tidings Tabernacle in Key West. He has served as chair for the faith based juvenile justice program for Monroe County, served as disaster response chaplain throughout the country on a volunteer basis, and served as a volunteer counselor during the aftermath of the George Floyd killing.
Dr. Carey taught crisis and trauma care for debriefing purposes. He has volunteered as a worker during rebuilds after storms, developed a food assistance program and served in it, and served as a counselor on Native American reservations.
He has also served as a member of Key West Cares, and as a junior league baseball, football, and soccer coach.
The President's Lifetime Achievement Award was initially established by President George W. Bush as the President's Volunteer Service Award. It has become the President's Lifetime Achievement Award and is the most prestigious national recognition of extraordinary service.
"It an honor to live in the greatest city in the greatest nation and to add value to the greatest people on the earth," he told the commission as he accepted the award with his wife Shena.
In the photo: Commissioners Mary Lou Hoover, Lisette Carey, and Jimmy Weekley, Shena Carey, Dr. Jonathan Carey, Mayor Teri Johnston, Commissioner Clayton Lopez, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, Commissioner Billy Wardlow.
In a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg recognized the Criminal Investigations Unit with a Unit Award.
“The Detectives with the KWPD Criminal Investigations Unit often go unnoticed by the public,” he said, “but are always working to see the best possible outcomes for the yet-to-be-solved cases in Key West.”
The Detectives’ duties range from pawn shop inspections, sex offender checks and missing persons to cases such as long-term fraud investigations, death investigations, sexual batteries, and homicides.
They are often called upon for high-profile cases and are relied upon by our partnering agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, the DEA and the FBI.
“These men and women have collectively been assigned over 250 cases in the course of 12 months,” said Chief Brandenburg. “Together this Unit has over 70 years of law enforcement experience. This Unit’s dedication to the department and the community is reflected in their work, and without them, Key West would be a less safe place to live and visit.”
In the photo: Detectives Marcus Del Valle, Tiffini Peters, Tiffany Añe, Darnell Sealey, and Kenneth Waites, Chief Sean Brandenburg, and Detective Sgt. Karl Malsheimer.
The Key West City Commission, in a 4-3 vote, approved the budget for fiscal 2023/2024 during the final public hearing on Monday.
The ordinance sets the millage rate at 2.0822 mills, which translates to $2.08 per thousand dollars of assessed property value. This is the same millage rate as the 2022/2023 budget.
Finance Director Christina Bervaldi points out that homesteaded properties are protected by the Save Our Homes Act cap of 3 percent or cost of living increase, whichever is less.
The overall budget, which includes proprietary funds like sewer and stormwater, is $252,048,018. The general fund, which is the City operating budget, is $89,919,383.
With over $22 million in grant funding identified and several increased revenue sources, the fiscal year 2024 budget continues to address many City of Key West strategic priorities identified by the community including environmental, sustainability, and resiliency efforts, a continued focus on City-wide cleanliness, street, traffic, and pedestrian improvements, and affordable housing initiatives.
The budget allocates funding for several major capital projects including the Southernmost Point repairs and enhancements and the construction of the John Jones Navigation Center and the Bahama Village Douglass Community Center. It allows for the development of a citywide Comprehensive Safety Action Plan for our multi-modal transportation efforts.
In addition to capital projects, there are major investments in public safety vehicles and equipment, the sewer and stormwater systems, and improved technology throughout the City.
Funds have been allocated for improvements to our City's numerous parks and recreational facilities, including enhancements at the Truman Waterfront Amphitheater, the turfing of the Dewitt Roberts softball field, and renovations at both Bayview and Cozumel Parks.
The budget includes allocations for increased personnel and operational costs, which all businesses and organizations in Key West are experiencing. It also provides assistance to youth recreational leagues and local non-profit organizations.
The City of Key West is proud to posthumously honor its native son Theodore "Fats" Navarro who was born in Key West and, after spending his childhood and adolescent years in the Bahama Village neighborhood, went on to a meteoric career as a jazz trumpeter.
At the September 14th City Commission meeting, District VI Commissioner Clayton Lopez and Mayor Teri Johnston and the entire Commission proclaimed the day Fats Navarro Day.
Navarro was one of the seminal figures of the bebop style of jazz improvisation, and as such made an indelible mark on American culture and the style of jazz that ultimately became synonymous with modem jazz. He is remembered as a musical pioneer who revolutionized jazz music and was often referred to as a musical genius by his peers. Many credit Navarro as being the harmonic link between Louis Armstrong and the beboppers in the 1940s.
Navarro won Metronome Magazine's award for best trumpet in 1949. In 1982 he was elected by a panel of international jazz critics into the Down Beat Hall of Fame.
Navarro's discography in bebop lists in the hundreds, including recordings with groups led by Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Tadd Dameron, Kenny Clarke, Coleman Hawkins and Dexter Gordon.
Navarro's musical legacy is intertwined with the Bahama Village Music Program. Local musicians will continue a tradition celebrating this connection when they join together on April 24th at the Green Parrot and perform, raising money for the Bahama Village Music Program.
Navarro, reads the proclamation, “is one of our island city's great historic legacies, and forever woven into the cultural fabric of Key West, America and the world. Fats Navarro’s unparalleled musical creativity and exceptional talent have continued to delight jazz fans and inspire jazz musicians for decades and as one of the fathers of bebop.”
In the photo: In the photo: Commissioners Lissette Carey and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Gregory James, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow. Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover was in attendance via Zoom.