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VENERABLE AUGUST !!!!
Friday, August 10, 2018


AUGUST 10, THRU THROUGH AUGUST 16 (ETC.), 2018 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

HAPPY AUGUST 10 TO…VICKI ROUSH…STUART KAUFMAN … HOWARD WOLDMAN… KRISTEN GONZALEZ… CAROL MUSCH…. (Please remember Jack McAdams.)

DEAR READERS….. Just to let you know that Bob and I went to see HAMILTON last night at the elegant State Theater in Cleveland last night. We had been hungering to see it and when we heard that the touring company coming through Cleveland was exceptional, we decided to get tix… and we are elated we did! It really was quite marvelous and I understand what all the ‘fuss’ is about. It is a most unique musical… the word brilliant comes to mind! Great cast… amazing voices and dancing…Each musical number was a showstopper! We were glad that we listened to the CD’s several times and read all the words of all the songs… I was afraid that because it was rap the singing would be difficult to understand…. Everyone’s voice was clear and enunciated beautifully. I will say that I loved Act 1 better than Act 2 (though I loved Act 2)… and the fellows who played Burr and King George were standouts in this production! They were FABULOUS!!!! By the way, this was a continuation of my birthday celebration…. Another gift from dear, dear Bob!!!!

***TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!!!! ATTENTION SNOW BIRDS WHO ARE FLORIDA RESIDENTS!!!…If you are a Snow Bird, but a Florida resident, as we are, and are not here on August 28th, please be aware that there is a VERY important Vote on August 28.. Just because you are not in town, does not mean you don’t have to cast your vote. In fact…. This year your vote is of the UTMOST importance!!! There are multiple individuals running for the office of Mayor of Key West….. most with little or no experience whatsoever. I am urging you to PLEASE vote for TERI JOHNSTON!!! (Scroll down and read more, below!) We love Key West and we know you do too, and we all have a stake on our future here!!! I ask you to please call NOW for an absentee ballot. The info on how to do this is below….. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT along with my reasons for supporting TERI JOHNSTON!!! Thank you so much!

ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OF WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE 2018-19 SEASON…. The opening show in November will be CARMEN RODRIGUEZ & FRIENDS, BOBBY NESBITT & DAVE BOOTLE, IN CONCERT….. Dec. 11-Jan. 6, PETER & THE STARCATHCER…. Jan. 22-Feb. 9, A DOLLS HOUSE PART TWO…. Feb. 26, through March 23…. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (MUSICAL)… April 10 thru April 27…. SEX WITH STRANGERS… May 15 through June 1…. RED SPEEDO!!! You will NOT want to miss a single show, so mark your calendars now and please get season tickets for what promises to be a brilliant Season at the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!

CASTS ANNOUNCED FOR PRODUCTIONS….The Waterfront Playhouse has held auditions and several shows have been cast. I am excited to announce the following.. … ‘PETER & THE STARCATCHER’ will star, Dillon Feldman, Arthur Crocker, Steve Miller, John McDonald, Susannah Wells, Trey Forsyth, Matt Hulsey, Ross Pipkin, Devante Mills, Bob Wood, Alan Gillespie, and John Reynolds. (Dec.11-Jan.6)…… ‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART TWO’…..Stars Joy Hawkins, Marybeth Graham, David Black and Jessica Miano Kruel… (Jan.22-Feb. 9)… ‘MEL BROOKS’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ ….stars Trey Forsyth, Alan Gillespie, Jeffrey Harwell, Belle Jampol, Kristen Michelle, John McDonald, Jack Agnew, Marjorie Paul Shook, Ross Pipkin, Matthias Maloff, Lauren Thompson, Carolyn Cooper, Devante Mills, and Dillon Feldman. (Feb. 26 thru March 23.) More announcements to come!!!!

****TERI JOHNSTON FOR MAYOR!!!!!… I AM NOT SUBLTE!!!! We want you ALL to know that my husband Bob, and I, are supporting TERI JOHNSTON FOR MAYOR OF KEY WEST and have, in fact, already received our absentee ballots and have cast our vote for TERI JOHNSTON!!!! There are a lot of fine candidates….. but, in my opinion, there is ONLY ONE that stands out from the rest….. and that is TERI! She was a wonderful KW Commissioner who made a HUGE impact on Key West and its constituents. We had always hoped that someday she would throw her hat in the ring and run for MAYOR! She is caring, thoughtful, intelligent, logical, calm under pressure, loves Key West and knows how to get things done! On August 28 there will be a chance to Vote for TERI JOHNSTON and I hope you will. TERI has YOUR BEST interests at heart. And to ALL Snowbirds who are Florida residents and can vote in Florida…..If you cannot be here to vote in person, PLEASE get an Absentee Ballot and vote from wherever you may be. IT IS SO IMPORTANT!!! I urge you to call the Supervisor of Elections Office NOW at 305-292-3416, and request an Absentee Ballot. Don’t wait… PLEASE DO IT NOW!!! You will receive your ballot soon August. They need to be returned promptly…. NO later than 7 pm on election day, August 28. TERI NEEDS EVERY SINGLE SNOWBIRD’S VOTE to assure a victory! If she gets 50% +1 votes, she will become the Mayor….and there would be no need for any run off! That is what we are aiming for. I thank you for considering TERI JOHNSTON as Mayor of Key West!!! We are all in this together, folks…. And we, who love Key West, want the very BEST leader….and TERI JOHNSON is by and far the VERY BEST OF THE BEST!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! I know there are those out there who are supporting other candidates….that is your prerogative…. The most important thing is that you do vote for whomever you please. This is a free country and what makes America the great country it is. But that being said…. I do HOPE and PRAY that TERI gets your vote!!!! I know she will make us proud!!!

MARY LOU HOOVER FOR COMMISSIONER!!!….For all those snowbirds who will not be in Key West to vote on Aug. 28…. Please get your absentee ballot and vote for Mary Lou in District 5. She will always do the best job and take care of her constituents.

CONGRATULATIONS TO WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE BOARD MEMBERS! Joining Board members, Christopher Elwell, Bob Frechette, Amy Bondurant, Lynda Frechette, Lara Fox, Bill Regardie, Stuart Kaufman, and Mary Lynne Price… are dynamite new Board Members…..Maria Renna Sharp…Wayne Larue Smith…Helen Walker … Frank Menditch…Kate Miano…..Timothy Maloney …Helen Walker….Ellen Steininger….. Alison Teal….We welcome you to the Waterfront Playhouse Family. Along with new Artistic Director, Tom Thayer…. We also welcome Wendy Allen as Head of House… Steve Andrews, Business & Box Office Manager….and Nathan Knight, Marketing Director.

RED BARN ANNOUNCES 39TH SEASON…..Dec. 11….’With Bells On” directed and costumed by the fab Christopher Peterson…. January…. Short Attention Span Theatre…. February & March will be ‘Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical’.. March and April will be ‘Meteor Shower’ comedian Steve Martin’s delightful play…. There will be a kickoff event in Nov. and the Gala on Feb. 24,2019.

KEY WEST SUMMER DINING SPECIALS!!!!

SARABETH’S on Simonton…. 2 for 1 Mimosas from 11 to 2 pm…. 30% food from 6 to 9 pm….

CAFÉ SOLE….. 1029 Southard St….. 50% all food from 5-6;30 pm and 9 to 10 pm.

LATEDA…..$15.99 weekday evening specials, Mon thru Fri…. 1125 Duval St.

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES, AUG.10,11,17,18,24,25,31 … Dance from 9 to midnight with great music by heart throb, Dave Bootle!!!! Fri., Sat., Wed, and Thurs. every week!!!!

****GET TIX NOW FOR BOBBY IN THE LOBBY SHOW….Bobby Nesbitt is presenting a marvelous Bobby in the Lobby show at the Tennessee Williams Cabaret….after taking a couple of years off… Tix are NOW on sale at www.keystix.com or call 305-296-1520 …. This show will be two eves only…. Jan. 20 & 21….. Act 1 will be Rodgers & Hart and Act 2 will be songs by composer Julie Styne….. Guest stars with the suave and debonair Bobby…. will be the sensational and sultry Carmen Rodriguez and the superb Danny Weathers, who will be back in Key West just for this show! You will NOT want to miss this EVENT!!! Get tix NOW lest you be disappointed! Table and general admission tix are available but are already going FAST!!!!

***ALSO… NOW ON SALE…..ERIC HALEY, MICHAEL MULLIGAN & MICHAEL ROBINSON PRESENT THEIR ALWAYS FAB SHOW TWO NIGHTS ONLY….MARCH 23 & 24….. 8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre…. Go to www.kesytix.com or call 305-296-1520 NOW to get your tables or general admission. This great threesome will be

performing SONGS FROM THE 60’S…..let the good times roll!!!! And rock too!!!

TERRI WHITE FANS…. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK!!! The marvelous Terri has several amazing you tube videos out. Please take time to check out this very powerful video that she created…. Go to http://youtu.be/ukAfDdUwDao. Long live the wonderful Terri White!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

TROPIC CINEMA…. AUG.10-16-….Sorry to Bother You… Christopher Robin….. Eighth Grade… Mission Impossible: Fallout… Boundaries…

HAPPY 102ND BIRTHDAY CAPT. TONY….AUG. 10… You are all invited to attend the 102nd Birthday of the late, great, Capt. Tony Tarracino at Captain Tony’s at 428 Greene St…. 8 pm…. The Capt. Was a true Key West Legend…. Discoverer of Jimmy Buffet (who wrote songs about him)….and also served as Key West’s Mayor. Time to celebrate his memory!

TAVERN N TOWN… AUG.10…. Michael Thomas performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

LITERARY WALKING TOUR, AUG.10,11 6 pm….Meet at KW Library 700 Fleming St… Friday at 6 pm… Saturday at 10 am….90 minute tour… Cost is $25.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, AUG.10,17,24,31…..Michael Robinson & Eric Haley perform, 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

CONCH REPBULIC SEAFOOD CO., AUG.10….1-5 pm….Mike Naughton….Tom Taylor…..from 6-10 pm!!!

HOG’S BREATH, AUG.10&11….1 pm, Kenny & Cuda…5pm..Oren Polak ….10 pm, Reggie Sullivan

SCHOONER WHARF, AUG.10&11&12… noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… 7 to midnight ….. Last Mangoes Band.

THE GREEN PARROT…. AUG.10,11,12….Juke Friday,Saturday and Sunday at 5:30….9 and 11 pm….

COMEDY AT THE BOTTLECAP AUG.10,17,24,31…..7:30-10 pm…..1128 Simonton St. Get tix at www.comedykeywest.com…. Every Thursday and Friday $10 in advance and $15 at the door….. TOP NOTCH comics will have you laughing your buns off. Local comics are first and headliners then perform and they are outstanding…. This is a real Key West Treasure! We love The Comedy Club at The Bottlecap, and we love Carolyn and Carmelo for making this happen in Key West!

LATEDA, AUG.10,17,24,31… 3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge..

BLUE MACAW, AUG.10….4 TO 7 PM, Nick Norman 3 pm on Wed.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, AUG.10&11….Jimmy & Kristen at 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl & Friends at 9 pm.

JUMP UP, AUG. 17…..The Southernmost Coconut Castaways hold their Aug. Jum Up at Kiki’s Sandbar from 6 to 9 pm….Live music by Roger Jokela… benefits Marathon SPCA.. Bring pets … RSVP to Randall Stone at rlstone72@comcast.net.

ROYAL KICKOFF, AUGUST 24 …. At the Southernmost House at the end of Duval St. Meet the fabulous candidates who will be running for 2018 Fantasy Fest King and Queen and Duke and Duchess!!!!

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT……. New exhibit celebrates 75 years of electric power in the Lower Fla Keys….in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House at 281 Front St. This exhibit will run through Nov. 26.

MARC HOUSE SEEKING USED FANTASY FEST BEADS….If you have a slew of beads and want to donate them to the MARC House at 1401 Seminary St., please bring them to the MH…they will clean and resell these beads as a fundraiser, and those who bring in a 1 gallon plastic bag with beads, will get a 5% discount on a plant store purchase. For info call 305-296-9556.

BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY LISTS….If you would like to be included in the Birthday and Anniversary Lists that I send out every month, please let me know your month and day by sending that info to me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net. There are special perks to being on the lists!!!! One of the perks is having your name in KONK Life on the day of your Birthday!

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers…Mike Stallard…Jim Hendrick….Jane Whitmeyer…the family & friends of Len Szalkiewicz….. the family and friends of Trumpet Bob Wandras ….the family and friends of Tina Eckel….. Carolee Rafn….Judi Stevens…..Fred Lima…..Nancy Lima …Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill…..Chuck Newman…Diane Covan … …Mary Lynn & Donald Furth …the friends & family of Polly Porter…. Pat West…good friend, Michael ….Guy deBoer.. …Joe Dallas Sr….Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton…Bill Welch … Charlie Allen …Judy Davis …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont… Shannon Farnsworth … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget … Karen Eckert.…Snake Collins …..Eric Nelson ….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider ……Nauni Bailou… …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger …..Maggie & Mike Domski ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren … Maryann Reifschneider …Sherrey Welch …Marta White ……Wally Stevens…. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir… …George Kling …. …Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey Moore ….Anne McKee … Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …Nancy Williams…..Virgil Williams . … Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards. Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for. Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for. Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving. We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man. Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things! Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

FKSPCA HAS BRICK PROGRAM….This is a special’ buy a brick and have it inscribed with a special name and message’ that will be placed on the walkway of the new Animal Shelter…a great gift for someone very special. For more info go to www.fkspca.com. Bricks are $250 each. This will help the building fund of the new FKSPCA Shelter…..To complete and furnish the bldg., $700,000 more dollars are needed. You can engrave this brick with a permanent memory…honor a family member, someone special…or a beloved pet. You can order a brick online by going to www.orderabrick.com. You might have to put those in manually. Or you can call 305-294-4857.

DONATE TO THE FKSPCA…..A new fabulous… state-of-the-art Animal Shelter is about to open….after years of money raising and planning…..However, know that $80,000 is still needed to complete. Help them reach that final goal by making a donation to the Building Fund…. Large, or small…any amount will be greatly appreciated. The easiest way to donate is to go to the website at www.fkspca.org and then go from there. Or, you can send donations to the Florida Keys SPCA at 5230 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040. If you live in KW or nearby, call Jane Dawkins at 305-295-0605 or email her at jane@fkspca.org … to arrange for a tour of the new facility.

BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Need a realtor in town? My husband BOB FRECHETTE IS YOUR MAN!!!! He has been with the marvelous Compass Realty ( NOW Keller-Williams Compass) for 19 years …Give him a call at 305-304-2584! Email him at rfrechette@bellsouth.net. He is the BEST! I promise!!!! Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!! He will have only your best interests at heart.

HEADDRESS BALL TIX ON SALE NOW… This always fab event is on Oct. 25, 2018.. at the KW Amphitheater…..8 pm…. For tix go to www.keystix.com.

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN NEEDS VOLUNTEER MENTORS….Needs 50 mentors to work with dedicated students….If interested call Karla Quintana at 305-293-1546 or email her at karla.quintana@keysschools.com.

JODYRAE AND MEGAN CAN ENTERTAIN FOR PRIVATE PARTIES!!!..Talented pianist/singer, Megan Constantine and vocalist extraordinaire, Jodyrae Campbell can be hired to play for private parties and events during the season! They have their own equipment and would love to make a night at your home or your event extra special! To contact them call 305-587-1499… or you can leave a message for Joyrae on Facebook or email her at jodyraecampbell@yahoo,com

ARTISTS WANTED FOR MALLORY SQUARE….Sunset Celebrations is seeking more artists to participate at this iconic event. For info, email jury@sunsetcelebration.org.

A PUN FOR YOU….A Dracula movie had to be ‘revamped.’

HAPPY AUGUST 11 BIRTHDAY TO….GEORGIA CHASE…CARMELLO VITALE … JOAN O’DOWD…DON ROBBINS … SCOTT BARRY… TERRY CASSIDY … JANIE GEER… JACQUI DILLOW… TY COBB … (Please remember Alan Ferguson.) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. SUSAN & STUART KAUFMAN…..

BRUNCH AT THE SAINT, AUG. 11,18,25…. Every Sat. & Sun. TEMPT restaurant at The Saint Hotel is offering a fabulous $20 Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm….417 Eaton St…. For an extra $10, you get endless Mimosas!!! (Does not include Beverages, tax or Tip)… to reserve call 305-294-3200.

AMERICAN LEGION FREE MOVIES, AUG.11….At Post 28 at 5610 College Rd…. shown at 7 pm every Saturday night until Sept. 29. For info visit their Facebook Page.

BLUE MACAW, AUG.11….Larry Baeder performs at 7:30 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA, AUG.11…. Andy Wescott Band at 5 pm….. Caffeine Carl & Friends at 9 pm.

AT THE GARDENS, AUG. 11,18,25….. James King III at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LATEDA, AUG. 11…. 3 Sum perform at 8:30 pm…!!!!! Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

LITERARY WALKING TOUR, AUG.11….Meet at 9 am at KW Library, 700 Fleming St.

TAVERN N TOWN, AUG.11….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5-9 pm in the Lounge.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, AUG.11…. 6-10 pm The Shanty Hounds.

TASTE OF WINES AT VINOS…. AUG.11…. Wines of South Africa….4-6 pm….$10 donation… 810 Duval St. Benefit for Rhino & wildlife conservation.

SPCA FREE ADOPTIONS, AUG.18…10 am to 6 pm at 5230 College Rd., KW and 10550 Aviation Blvd., Marathon.

HAVANA NIGHTS ON AUG. 18TH….at 8 pm at Key West Theater…512 Eaton St….Live music and dancing featuring the music of Rolando Rojas, Fernando Vargas and Catalina Londono.

NATIVE PLANT SALE, AUG. 18…. 9 to Noon at the Key West Tropic Forest & Botanic Garden…. 5210 College Rd. Choose from over 1,500 plants and 150 species…. Members get a 15% discount.

KIDS SHOW SEEKS VENDORS….AUG.18…. 22nd annual Kids Show at Horace O’Bryant School in cafetorium…..geared to kids up to age 10…. Cost is $2 adults and $1 for kiddies…. Benefits Wesley House…. Organizers are seeking vendors who provide services to families with young children in KW and Lower Keys. For info, email quewpasakeywest@hotmail.com. 10am to 3 pm on August 18.

VINO’S at VIV WINE BAR, AUG. 18…. Blind Tasting Bar Stroll… 4-6 pm…. $10. Viv Wine Bar at 300 Petronia St. #2…Vinos on Duval at 810 Duval….Start or finish at either Wine Bar…. Prizes given for most guessed right. Benefits ReMARCable Ride, a 100 mile bike ride done to raise money for the MARC House.

HAPPY AUG.12 BIRTHDAY TO…FRED WICKMAN… VIRGIL WILLIAMS… GERRI SIDOTI … (Please remember Richard Kruszynski and Carol Valentino.) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. DOUG & MARJORIE PAUL-SHOOK….KYLA & DENNIS PISCOPINK.

THE TERRI & LARRY SHOW AT HARD ROCK…AUG. 12 AND EVERY SUNDAY…. This great duo performs from 10 am to Noon at Hard Rock at 313 Duval, for BRUNCH… It’s the fabulous Terri White and that very cool Larry Baeder… two of Key West’s finest!

BRUNCH AT THE SAINT…..AUG.12,19,26…. A sumptuous Brunch will take place at the ‘TEMPT’ RESTAURANT at The Saint Hotel!!…. Every Sat. and Sun from 10 am to 2 pm. $20 per person for an all-you-can-eat divine dining experience. Add $10 for Endless Mimosas! 417 Eaton St….. (Bev., tax and tip not included.)….reserve at 305-294-3200. (Please tell them I sent you!)

ANIMAL FARM OPEN ON AUGUST 12…. This Key West Gem is so special and unique, as are all the animals there… and the amazing stories about how they arrived to BE at this KW Zoo! Stop by from 1 to 3 pm…. Take family and guests….5525 College Rd. Free… donations encouraged to keep the animals fed and cared for.

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, AUG.12…. 9 am to 11 am….…..The fabulous Larry Smith is back to share his lovely sounds….time to have some coffee, great music, thoughtful conversation and listen and learn and start your week in a good way…. At 600 Eaton St… next to the Old Stone Methodist Church on Eaton & Simonton Sts.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, AUG.12,19,26…. Megan Clay Constantine at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

SWAN LAKE AT TROPIC CINEMA, AUG. 12….Live at 7:15 pm at 416 Eaton St…. The Royal Opera House presents this classic Ballet

BLUE HEAVEN, AUG.12…. Lance Taylor performs from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF, AUG.12…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…. 7-11 pm, Last Mangoes Duo….

GREEN PARROT, AUG.12…. Jazz with Mike Emerson & Mark Rose, Tim McAlpine and Hal Howland at 1 to 4:30 pm…

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., AUG.12… 1-5 pm Din Allen…..6-10 pm, ….The Shanty Hounds….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, AUG.12&19…Andy Wescott at 5 pm….Marshall Morlock Band at 9 pm.

LATEDA, AUG.12,19,26……Tea Dance at 4 pm…..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm till 11:30 pm…in the Lounge! …

HOG’S BREATH, AUG.12…. Noon pm, Oren Polak….. 5 pm, Reggie Sullivan,,,

TAVERN N TOWN AUG.12…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm….

BLUE MACAW, AUG.12…. Karri Daley at 7:30 pm.

MANGOES, AUG. 19…. 700 Duval St….After Tea Dance Party to benefit the KW Mile Markers SMART RIDE….Free to attend….

HAPPY AUGUST 13 BIRTHDAY TO….RONI HALL…ROBERTA MARKOW… GARY HEMPSEY… SUSIE SPEIDEL ….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. PAUL & LAURIE JORDAN NICK.

DUELING BARTENDERS ON AUG.13…. Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub ….TOMMY LUNA & RIC DERY, usually with a super special guest.….5:30 – 8 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, AUG.13…. Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

SUMMER LOCAL SPECIAL AT MANGIA MANGIA…. MONDAY THRU THURS, 5:30-8 PM, thru AUGUST 31…. 20% off entrée plus a FREE Drink…..with local ID.. 900 Southard St.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.

BLUE HEAVEN, AUG.13….Claire Finley duo from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. From 6:30-9:30 pm, it’s Queen Kathleen Duo.

LATEDA, AUG.13,20,27…… Ronnie Lovely (Carruthers)….. 8:30 pm. Every Monday evening!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, AUG.13….noon to 5, Raven Cooper… 6:30-11:00 pm, Ericson Holt Duo….

HOG’S BREATH, AUG.13 1 PM, Zack Seemiller….5 pm, Dan Harvey…

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., AUG.13..The Bahama Boys from 6-10 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, AUG.13,20…Zack Seemiller at 5 pm….Blue Monday w/ CC and the Buzz at 9 pm.

HAPPY AUGUST 14 BIRTHDAY TO….BRYAN GREEN… NANCY HOFF… GEORGE IVANOV… ALISHA MOONEY….. (Please remember Mary and Walt Keller.)

LATEDA, AUG.14… The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge….Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

AQUA IDOL, AUG.14 ….to benefit KW Mile Markers bike riders and the SMART Ride…. 6:30 pm….711 Duval St…. contestants are Larry Smith,Laura Richardson, Kristen McNamara, Dave Bootle and Shawn Montgomery.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON…. AUG.14…. 5pm, Andy Wescott…..9 pm Marshall Morlock Band.

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO, AUG.14….. Every Tuesday…. 6:30 pm…. 5610 College Rd.

CONCH REPUBLIC, AUG.14….The Shanty Hounds from 6-10 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, AUG.14…..Gary Hempsey at noon to 5 pm…Tom Taylor from 7 to 11 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, AUG.14….. Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

HOG’S BREATH, AUG 14,15,16…. pm, Joel Nelson….5 pm, Dan Harvey….

HAPPY AUGUST 15 BIRTHDAY TO…RANDY STINDT…JONATHAN BEYER….. BRIAN QUATTRINI …. EMMA KAHN … HARRELL ODOM … MICHELLE MECK MUSE… GREG DUNBAR…..(Please remember Florence Recher.) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….KEITH & RED DEMPSTER.

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES, AUG.15,16,22,23,29,30….Dance the night away from 9 to midnight, every Wed. thru Sat…..at this hot spot on Duval St.!!!! Every Wed. thru Sat. each week!!!! DAVE ROCKS!!!!

DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP ON AUGUST 15…. 5 to 6:30 pm on first & third Wed. of each month… at Womankind, 1511 Truman Ave.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., AUG.15… Din Allen from 6-10 pm.….

BLUE MACAW…. AUG.15… 7:30 PM, IT’S Karri Daley performing.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, AUG. 15,22,29… Megan Clay Constantine from 5 to 7 pm…..

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, AUG. 15…….Rick Fusco at 5 pm… at 9 pm… Whiskey Jam at 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, AUG.15,22,29… NOON TO 5 PM, Frankendread….7-11pm Raven Cooper…

TROPICAL HEAT FESTIVITIES, AUG.15-19…..This is a HOT Male Only Fest…. For a schedule of activities and information go to http://tropicalheatkw.com.

TAVERN N TOWN, AUG.15…. Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, AUG.15,22,29,…. The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm.

MOVIE AT KEY WEST THEATER, AUG. 15…..Movie title is ‘Idiocracy’…. 512 Eaton St. donation $5….August 22 movie is ‘Up In Smoke’….open at 6 pm….

MOVIE ‘THE BIG LEBOWSKI’ AUGUST 22…. 20th Anniversary of this cult movie… at the Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St.Come in costumes pertaining to the movie…. Bathrobes, bowling shirts,, etc. White Russians will be served. 8 pm…. $18 for members and $20 for non.

HAPPY AUGUST 16 BIRTHDAY TO…SANDY THOMAS…. PHIL WILSON …. MARGE SABOL … SHELLY LECHNER…. JOAN ARMBRUSTER…ASHLEY DAWN. (Please remember my beloved Queen Mother, ADELE STEVENS!!!)`

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL….AUGUST 16,23,30…. Megan Clay Constantine at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St. All singers are invited to take a turn singing while Jimmy plays!!!

TAVERN N TOWN…. AUG. 16,23,30…. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge..

GREEN PARROT, AUG.16,23,30…. Happy Dog at 5:30,9, and 11 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, AUG. 16,23……Marjory Lee at 5 pm…..Caffeine Carl & the Buzz …. at 9 pm.

2 NEW EXHIBITS AT THE STUDIOS… 6 to 8 pm… 533 Eaton St…see the photographs of Matt Stock….watercolors by students of Susan Sugar… will be on view thru Sept. 21….

FARMER’S MARKET AUG.16,23,30…. Every Thursday at Bayview Park from 9 am to 2 pm. Vendors galore!

COMEDY AT THE BOTTLECAP…. AUG.16,17,23,24,30,31,…. At 1128 Simonton St. First class comics will delight you all night long….. tix are $15 at the door…. $10 online in advance. Showtime is 8 pm… doors open earlier…..Laugh the night away!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., AUG.16…Bahama Boys from 6-10 pm…

LATEDA, AUG16,23…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm… Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, AUG.16,23,30.…. Michael McCloud, noon to 5 pm…. Cool Duo 7-11 pm.

KEY WEST THEATER, AUG.23&24…Summer Smackdown… tix are $15…. Come see the results of this Island-wide artistic challenge at the KW Theater, 512 Eaton St. Doors open at 7 pm…. Performances start at 8 pm….Audience members will vote each eve for the best show. See plays, music, art, photos, comedy, film, painting, etc.

I AM THANKFUL ON THURSDAY… I give big thanks for some dear and very special people who, lately, have weaved their magic in my life! I am grateful for Fran & Ron Chmura…. Paul Smith … Kathy & Jim Haymaker…. Carol Musch… Jen Stevens & husband Peter…Sally Stevens & husband Robert… Billy Cartledge & Jim Hall … Bruce Moore…. Joey & Dina Stevens … Pam & Paul Vereb…..Andy Kellar and Lindsey Hillegas….and mostly my dear husband, Bob!!! I am blessed to have these very special darlings in my life!!!!

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER… Never look down on anyone, unless you are helping them up.
Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH HOME REPAIRS…. Habitat for Humanisty seeks volunteers to aid with repairs in Bib Pine Key…. Shifts are Tues-Sat, 9 am to 4 pm….Anyone with any skill can help. Call Susan Kent at 305-294-9006.

KEY WEST SEA TURTLE CLUB SEEKS VOLUNTEERS & MEMBERS….Nest surveying requires a 3 hour course to become certified. Call Denise at 305-928-0606 or Ralph at 305-304-0847.

TROPIC CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..For info call John at 305-295-9493 or go to www.tropiccinema.com. Training is provided. ‘Payment’ is free movie passes and popcorn for each shift worked.

KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS… This non profit is looking for interested Board Members….particularly that of Treasurer … term is two years…..If interested send a letter to Key West Botanical Garden 5210 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040. Or email audrinnakkw@gmail.com.

BUY CD FROM ‘A DOG STORY’…..Gayla Morgan and Eric Einberger are basking in the success of their play, A DOG STORY, and the cast album is out…and it is a delight! To buy, go to www.BroadwayRecords.com. Truly is…’one dog-gone great CD!!!!’

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REEF RELIEF….For info call 305-294-3100.

NEED A DJ?….Call Jimmy Jamz at 305-923-7401 for great entertainment and music at your function or party!!!

STAR OF THE SEA OUTREACH MISSION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To help with the food pantry on Stock Island….This mission serves hundreds of the community’s needy operating Mon-Fri. Call Donna at 305-407-5967 for info.

SHAL SEELS VOLUNTEERS…Southernmost Homeless Assistance League has begun serving an evening meal each day at the homeless shelter with food from the Soup Kitchen….Volunteers are needed to help. For info call John Miller at 502-876-5092.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT:…..513 Truman Ave….This wonderful Museum is now open under the auspices of the Key West Art & Historical Society with founder, Dennis Beaver as its curator. Visitors and Locals are invited to tour this preserved and showcased collection of historic, archival objects that promote the importance of Williams’s legacy and offers the largest collection of his memorabilia and artifacts available to the public. Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm…. Admission: Adults $7. … Children under 6 Free…. KWAHS Members: Free… For more info call 305-204-4527.

HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS…..Over $300,000 has been raised for this project… but more is needed to make this dream a reality! Make donations to TSKW and indicate your donation is specifically for HUGH’S VIEW, and send to Jeffrey Ware at 1400 Olivia St., KW, 33040. This is a separate fundraiser from any others at The Studio. The plan is to create a lovely Rooftop Garden atop the new Studios Bldg on Eaton St…..it will provide a marvelous panoramic view of Key West…and since La Concha shut its doors to us, it will be most welcome indeed. For more info, contact Jeffrey at jcwkeywest@comcast.net. For those who are wondering who Hugh is…. He was the most adorable father of Jeffrey, who left his mark in Key West….who loved it here, and who passed away, from this earthly home, but not from our hearts! Hoping to raise enough money to make Hugh’s View a reality…. And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden, and toast to HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!

KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN, NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To volunteer please call 305-296-1504.

GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….This is a glorious shop at 6oo Frances….a lush newer addition to Key West’s upscale shopping scene…one of a kind items … spectacular jewelry….Japanese ceramics….cashmere from the Himilayas… the softest and finest you ever touched….Gorgeous items from India, Africa, the Orient, and Europe….a worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ for your pleasure. It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses. Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within……open daily, at the corner of Southard! Owned by Wendy Asplundh, she of the exquisite taste… and her great and dedicated staff includes Samantha Rivier, Dorthe Thure, and Jolie Witherow.

LA RUBIA KEY WEST….….Stephanie Hellstrom (THE Blonde!) is the owner of this new delightful shop at 510 Fleming St….next to Assortment….You can purchase hand woven Panama hats, handcrafted wearable accessories, and organic chocolates from Ecuador…. along with handbags, scarves, bamboo wraps, jewelry and more. What a pleasure it is to have some unique and interesting new shops in Key West!!! Congrats to Stephanie. Call 296-6059 for more details!!!

BACK BAR AND SIDE BAR AT AQUA…Open daily from 5 to 11 pm….great place to hang!!! In the back of the nightclub at 711 Duval. The new Side Bar is accessed on Angela St.

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN ORG. SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..This marvelous, award winning scholarship program mentoring group is looking for giving souls to help mentor 50 some qualified students from lower income families ….They cannot be admitted unless a volunteer steps forward. It takes less than an hour each week. Call Chuck Licis, program coordinator at 305-394-7974 or e-mail him at chuck.licis@keysschools.com.

CUSTOM HOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUMS ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS…If you have a few hours to offer as a docent, archives asst., exhibit builder, or event volunteer, please offer your services!

GRIEF COUNSELING….Bereavement Meetings are available every Thursday at 7:15 pm at the Renewal Center at St. Mary’s. All needing bereavement support are invited….for more info call 305-294-1018. You are not alone.

*** THE LEO PERSONALITY…..JULY 24 THROUGH AUGUST 23 ***

Leo is the most regal sign of the Zodiac. Leos have an air of dignity and they behave accordingly. They know they are different from everyone else and do not want anyone to forget it. Just like the Sun which rules Leo, we would die without the Sun, and, on some level, Leos know that everyone else would wither up without them. Leos are definitely life enhancing!

You can usually spot a Leo by their hair. Most have luxuriant thick manes….and, they take a lot of care with their tresses…spending a lot of dollars on all the best treatments and products. They are most exuberant and enthusiastic….as well as very warm and affectionate. Everyone needs at least one Leo in their lives, simply for the ego boosts they will receive from their Leo friend. Most Leos are quietly confident and don’t feel the need to prove how great they are. It’s very important for a Leo to feel they’ve made an impression on people…but this happens quite naturally. A Leo doesn’t have to put on airs and graces to do it.

Leos excel at organization…they are brilliant at making things happen. They have a natural air of authority that makes everyone else sit up and take notice.

Family matters are very dear to every Leo’s heart. They place a lot of importance on keeping in touch with scattered members of the clan. They love gathering their relatives around them. They have a big interest in their children and will teach them to stand on their own two feet.

Leo is the sign of creativity….they are filled with many talents, and need to find ways to express themselves creatively, lest they become frustrated and irritable. They love to dance, act and paint….and also enjoy other people’s artistic abilities, especially in the cinema and theater. Leo is the sign of Drama!!!!!

Love & Leo go together…they find it easy to show affection to those in their lives. The typical Leo has a huge heart and boundless supplies of love for everyone they care about. Once someone has caught a Leo’s affections they’ll always retain a place in the Leo’s heart…unless they hurt them so deeply that they can never forgive them. Loyalty is high on a Leo’s list of priorities….they are most faithful and expect their loved ones to behave in the same way. They show their affection outwardly. Their friends can look forward to being cherished by the Leo.

There is one snag in relationships, and that is the Leo’s tendency to boss others around. It’s not that they mean to do it…more that they just can’t seem to help themselves! Their confidence in themselves makes them feel they can always call the shots. The best signs for a Leo are Gemini, Cancer, Libra….also Scorpio and Aries.

Leos have tremendous potential and can turn their hand to do virtually anything. They are continuously discovering fresh talents and skills. They are blessed with plenty of creative and artistic skills. Leos don’t expect constant praise but they like to know they are appreciated. If a Leo can’t make things happen, no one can. Leos need to take center stage ….it is the rare Leo who is content to sit on the sidelines. That is why so many Leos work in the entertainment industry, excelling at acting, dancing, singing. Writing, and designing. They are also drawn to painting, fashion, sports, and cooking.

Leos need money because they have very high standards….only the very best is good enough for them, because they feel they deserve it. They are drawn to the best that money can buy….Quality not quantity is their motto. Leos adore lavishing presents on loved ones…just to let them know they care. They love to spoil their favorite people no matter the cost.

WE LOVE OUR VERY TALENTED, CARING, LEO FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS!!!

HAPPY LEO BIRTHDAY TO….

7/24…Susan Guadagno…Destiny Montgomery …Norman Wells…Kathy Russ…Leo Waters….Ellen Peter…Rita Eaton……(We remember Jean Claude Gosselin!)

7/25…Joyce Chilton…Sharon Ward…Michael Chapman…Steve Braddock…Dave Mitchell

7/26…Rob McKeage…Al McConagha…Evie Kling…(Please remember Earl Duncan.)

7/27…Sam Brown…..Karen Lynch…Kat Klingerman…Eddie Goldstein…Chris Riedel … Curt Lemon …Brad Moss

7/28…Sushi aka Gary Marion…Diane Covan…Ruth Reiter…Dave Brangaccio…Rolland Montefalcon.

7/29…Paul Vereb…Em Lazott … Paul Murphy …Allan Leder …Dixie (Spehar) McCarty …(Please remember John Renzi and John Long.)

7/30…Belva ‘Sissy’ McDonald…Bobby Ciulla …..Kate Peachey…Eric Johnston…Skip Davis…Nick Norman …Cindy Camanite…Maylee Albright …(We remember Alberta Mulligan!)

7/31…Barbara Haws…Ellen Sanford…Jack Burge…Cheryl Walchli … David Koontz …Steve Cottell…(We remember Elena Milagro Hoyos.)

8/1…..Barry Cook…Charlie Waite…Joe Luczak…George Korn…Janeen Gracer … Robert Albury …Richard Somers … (Please remember Franklin Marshall.)

8/2…Donna Gallagher…Jim Morris …Dar Castillo…Logan McDonald Good… (Please remember Sr. Mary Pat Leopold and Bob Gordon.)

8/3…MaryCarlin Porter…Lisa Roeser…Pauline McClosky

8/4…Phil Tabb…Aaron Wechter…Velma Christian…Shelly Szurek…..Elaine Baburek …..(Please remember Connie Gilbert.)

8/5….Liz Cobley …(We remember Giorgio Aversa!)

8/6…..Carol Sonstein…Larry Blackburn…Sue Paden…Randy Detrick…Rena Caruso… Jim Harrold… George Chase… (Please remember Chris Warner.)

8/7…..Al Sachs…Robert Zadkovich…(We remember David Deal!)

8/8….…Karen Taporowski…Gail Hollenback… Donald Gates…Carol Bush …Laurie Thibaud…Caroline Ford-Cotton…Margaret Adorjan….Sho Lichtenstein… (Please remember Jon McIntosh and Donald Lowe.)

8/9…Patti-Cakes Hayes…Bobby Peaco…Judy Rafanelli…Lilli McDonald Good… Matthew Stratton..

8/10…Stuart Kaufman …Vicki Roush…Howard Wolman…Kristen Gonzalez… Carol Musch…(We remember Jack McAdams.)

8/11…Georgia Chase…Janie Geer…Carmello Vitale…Joan O’Dowd… Scott Barry…Jackie Dillow…Donald Robbins…Ty Cobb… Terry Cassidy… (Please remember Alan Ferguson.)

8/12…..Fred Wickman…Virgil Williams…Gerri Sidoti … (Please remember Richard Kruszinski and Carol ‘Kitten’ Valentino.)

8/13….Roberta Markow…Susie Speidel …Ronni Hall…..Gary Hempsey…

8/14…..Bryan Green…George Ivanov…Alisha Mooney…Nancy Hoff…

8/15…..Jonathan Beyer…Randy Stindt…..Harrell Odom…Greg Dunbar… Brian Quattrini…Emma Kahn…Michelle Merr…. (We remember Florence Recher .)

8/16…Phil Wilson…Sandy Thomas…Shelly Lechner…Joan Armbruster…Ashley Dawn …Marge Sabol … (We remember my dear Mother, Adele Stevens aka The Queen!)

8/17…Matthew Kennedy ….Frank Braddy…Marilyn Kellner …Sue Iseman …..Yolanda McCarthy…(We remember Dave Schmidt and Harriet Drake.)

8/18…Jim Argoudelis…Susan Bailey…Nick Teal Brown…Harry Deal…Marti Larson ….Aurora Solomon …Ruth Uridel…(We remember Bruce Domski.)

8/19…..Stanley Zabar…Jan Nelson…Vicki Grant…Robin Weiss…Andrew Nyugen …Brenda McDonald… Robin Moodley …(We remember Frank Romano.)

8/20….David “Faith” Gernovich…Betty Hanes…..Ruben Navarro…Ryan Tanner ….. Patrick Hegarty …… Ryan Tanner…Stephen Ray…Mary Collins.

8/21…..Larry Beaver…Michael Pallansche…Barbara Chester…Kathie Hunt… Scott Walchli…

8/22…Carmen Rodriguez…Nathan Gay…Laura Richardson… Robin Smith Martin … Maggie Springer…Jenipher Cabot

8/23…Laura Black…CJ Miller…

HAPPY LEO ANNIVERSARY TO….

7/25…Mary & Richard Grusin…..Marsha & Jim Domagalski

7/26…Susan & Michael Guadagno

7/27….Sandy & Dan Sujak

7/29…Michelle & Philip Mercio…Coleen Fitzsimmones & Heather Carruthers …(We remember my parents, Adele & Ed Stevens.)

7/31…Sally Stevens & Robert Zadkovich … Anne Shaver & Susanne Woods…Kim Gordon & Steve Mizner…

8/1….Rosi & Jeff Ware

8/2…Bernard & Louise Sledz…Robert & Elena Spottswood

8/3….Steve & Shelly Lechter…Alan & Janie Teitelbaum

8/4…Dave & Carol Moore…Joe & Dina Stevens…Marti & Bill Roberts…

8/8…..Caroline Ford & Paul Cotton

8/11…..Susan & Stuart Kaufman…

8/12….Douglas & Marjorie Paul-Shook…Kyla & Dennis Piscopink

8/15…Keith & Red Ibraham Dempster…

8/18…Sharon & Tim Karhan ……Dean & Annette Dressler …

8/20….Kathy & Steve Russ

8/21…Ed & Kathy Stevens … Elaine & Jim Szemplak

8/22…..Bob & Lynda Frechette… Larraine & Don Tacke

8/23…..Joe & Margaret Clerico

If you are one of those amazing Leo personalities and the description pertains to you, please let me know. Also, if you are not on either list and would like to be, please send me your info to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will happily add you to the lists.

May each of you celebrating enjoy a wonderful birthday and or anniversary!!!!

Hugs and love,

Lynda

Mel Fisher Museum

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