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GREETINGS FROM DEAR ROSE COTTAGE!!!!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020


JUNE 17 THROUGH JULY 7,  2020 …. KEY WEST WITH LYNDA….

MY DEAR READERS….  We departed Key West on June 4, and arrived at our dear Rose Cottage  at 62 Bungalow Bay Blvd., Chippewa Lake, Ohio 44215…. on D-Day, June 6!!!!  Since then, we have gotten our Garden in order…. because of a  fairly mild winter in Ohio, our roses and plants survived… of course we did add a few more plantings and two new rose bushes as we do most every year.   It has taken me all this time to get the interior organized and to get all unpacked.  The weather has been beautiful…. sunny and warm with cooler nights.  While we were in Key West we, along with all the locals, were pretty much following ‘the rules’ and the numbers of illnesses and deaths were way down.  When the barriers were lifted at Key Largo, and tourists were welcomed back to KW, we thought it a good time to head back to the Lake for the summer… and Voila!  Here we are!   We love it here … as we do in Key West….but one thing that  concerns me is that most everyone around here acts like the Pandemic is over and there isn’t a care in the world.  And we know that is NOT so.   Workers in stores, and restaurants are wearing masks and practicing physical distancing, but only about one fourth of the people around are wearing facial coverings, even though they are proven to help.   I hear that things have changed in Key West too….not good for safety and health sake.
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WEDNESDAY
HAPPY JUNE 17 BIRTHDAY TO…..RYAN ACKER….NORM MALTBY…BETH ROONEY … LORI REID…. AMY RAY … BOB BOFF …. MELISSA PETRUSZKA …. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. MARY LOU HOOVER AND CHARLIE WAITE…..

WELCOME TO OUR DAUGHTER MELISSA LANG….  Every May for quite a few years, Melissa has come to Key West for a ten day visit during the Songwriter’s Festival…. it was always extra- special as she was also there to celebrate Mother’s Day with me…. Of course the Fest was cancelled.  But hooray…. she drove down to Ohio last night and will be spending the week here with us…. and she has brought her special brand of joy with her.  She has already set me up with a new Cell Phone with lots more bells and whistles…. and she brought her sewing machine where she will continue to make and fill orders she has for masks.  She also brought me a belated Mother’s Day Gift… a gorgeous quilt that she created for me.  She never fails to amaze me with her talents!  And THIS time she will be here for Father’s Day on June 21!!!!!

SUPPORT TERI JOHNSTON FOR MAYOR…. Don’t know if you realize it but it is of utmost importance that Teri wins the Primary re-election on August 18… not wait until November.  Her race will be decided on Aug. 18.  She needs your support…. Please consider helping out by visiting her website at
https://mailchi.mp/110adae5eab6/launching-our-re-election.  Request a Yard Sign via the website…. Join the new Facebook Page….  I will be sending this out separately during the week.  I hope you have Key West’s best interests at heart and will vote for Teri Johnston!  Note that I ask you to please respect my choice of Teri as the Mayoral candidate….. as I respect yours.  I truly do think Teri has done an extraordinary and exemplary job these last two years!  You cannot deny that she has not kept our town safe and healthy.  If it were up to her I know she would not have lifted those barriers in Key Largo so soon… and  our numbers would have remained low.

CHAOS IN OUR NATION AND ALL OVER THE WORLD….  Since we have left, besides the awfulness of the Covid-19 Virus, and all the deaths piling up…. now over 100,000 and climbing daily…..sure to hit 200,000 before long…. I notice an attitude of apathy around me.  Let me remind everyone…. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV… but I am relatively intelligent and I can see and feel what is happening and it concerns me deeply.   In my opinion, we all MUST continue to be vigilant and do the all the right things that have been proven to work and to keep us safe…. even though it is not the norm from before all this happened.  I still find it bizarre how there are so many that are still so anti wearing a facial covering….. which truly  helps YOU and it helps ME.  I recently read that they think we will be wearing them perhaps until 2022, so we better get used to it, right?  The thought of getting sick and having to be on a ventilator makes me feel that I will do whatever is asked of me to stay well.

GEORGE FLOYD….. This incident is something that haunts me every single day.  Seeing what happened to this man… as the world watched on…. four policemen brutally suffocating a human being to death right before our eyes…. handcuffed from behind, on the ground, helpless… crying out for his deceased mother’s help… pleading for mercy that he could not breathe…..all the while no one doing a thing to stop it…. while his captors only pressed harder on his neck and back…. for nearly 9 minutes…..knowing that everything they were doing was being video’d….Unconscionable!  I think that even the most hard-hearted person has to agree that truly he did not deserve to die…. I know there are those who feel he deserved what he got….. I guess he  may not have been the most up and up person in the world… he may have done some shifty things…. but in my opinion I do not think he deserved to be killed!  As a person who lives in a town where the theme is ONE HUMAN FAMILY, I think what happened to Floyd was wrong…..I really do feel that Black Lives Do Matter!!!!!  

KEY WEST OPENS UP…..I have been hoping that when Key West opened up that all  would go well and that the tourists who will visit will show our Island care and respect enough and act accordingly… and follow all the rules that are still in effect.  I was shocked when the county voted to permit store owners, etc. to personally decide on wearing masks,  distancing, etc.  My heart and mind told me that as soon as KW opened up, all hell would break loose….. and it seems, that is exactly what has happened.  I keep getting disturbing news from my Readers who are still there, that  people are walking down the street as if there is no tomorrow….. no masks… no rule following…crowds of people crammed into bars throwing all caution to the wind.  After all the efforts that Mayor Carruthers and Mayor Johnston did to keep everyone safe…. keeping the numbers down and all… it is sad and disappointing to hear that this is happening.   My gut feeling is that this will make our numbers go up….Florida is one of the very  hottest spots for the virus…. On Tuesday Florida had a record number of new cases…. 2,800 + and rising.   It would be a shame if Key West has to close down again and send everyone home again.  I  implore our tourists to please not bury their heads in the sand and think that this is over because it is NOT… and it could only be the tip of the iceberg of what lies ahead.  I also think that because our numbers were down for such a long time, that a lot of the tourists felt, wrongly, that they could come to Key West and be safe…..it just doesn’t work that way, does it?

ELLEN STEININGER…. My friend Ellen, is most concerned about the chaos going on in Key West since things opened up.  Locals are feeling unsafe and she has established a FACEBOOK Page for Safety Reviews.  If you go out and feel that the shop or restaurant you went to was a positive and safe experience and felt comfortable while there…. please post it on this Page.  She requests no ‘bashing’… but if there are places you went to that you were concerned about I think it would be important info for locals to know.  Constructive opinions please.  I also think that as Locals who love Key West, if we do not like what we see in a certain establishment, I think we should have the courage to speak up.  Of course, if you have a bad experience somewhere, you are speaking out by not going there again.

THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE !!!!  The Waterfront Playhouse deserves accolades for presenting the fabulous ‘ALL ABOUT EVE’ recently….We would love to have been in the audience  on one of the nights that 50 audience members were able to partake of the reading live….but we did love listening to it online here in Ohio and LOVED  it!!!  The marvelous cast featured CHRISTOPHER PETERSON  perfect as Margot and LAURA RICHARDSON a terrific conniving Eve.  In fact congrats to all as each actor was divine….DAVID BLACK,  JOHN MCDONALD, PONY CHARVAT, AND BARBARA MUNDY! ….Performed live onstage at the Playhouse, it was Broadcast at 8 pm on US1Radio (
https://us1radio.com), and 104.1 FM.  I received lots of positive comments and hopes that these shows will continue.  These are FREE events, however, any donations to help fund other of these events, please visit https://waterfrontplayhouse.org/donate-online.  Or you can call the box office at 305-294-5015 from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday thru Friday. 

MARK CALENDARS FOR THE NEXT WATERFRONT SHOW….JUNE 27…. The presentation will be Daphne du Maurier’s  wonderful REBECCA!  It will star JESSICA MIANO-KRUEL… CHRISTOPHER PETERSON….ROSS PIPKIN ….GERRI LOUISE GATES…DAVID BLACK and JOHN McDONALD.  Tickets are $40 at the door with limited seating, and first come first served … It will also be streamed online.  DO NOT MISS!!!!  The Waterfront Playhouse continues to cater to all those theater buffs in town… each show has been wonderful and well directed, acted and received!!  Big thanks to Tom Thayer who is doing his utmost to make things happen at the Playhouse!!

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE REQUEST…. The Radio shows that have been presented by the Playhouse costs approximately $2,000 each to produce…. this pays the actors, and crew.  Can you consider being a Radio Star… by making a contribution to the Radio Shows?  For $500 or more your name will be added to their roster of Radio Stars and you and a guest can attend one of the Live Broadcasts, as these shows are open to the public with limited seating.  By sponsoring the entire show, you can invite your circle of friends, up to ten and socially distanced…. and make a party of it!  Please help the Waterfront by going to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.   You can send checks to Waterfront Playhouse at Box 724, Key West, FL 33041.  Thank YOU!  Depending on funding the Waterfront is hoping to present one radio show a month.

HARRISON GALLERY ON WHITE STREET IS NOW OPEN!!!!  …. SUPPORT OUR LOCAL GALLERIES!!!!!REMEMBER THE LEGENDARY COOKIE LADY…AKA MARILYN KELLNER?…. Did you know that this KW “Legend in her own Time,” still resides in Key West and that she is still spreading sunshine wherever she goes.???   Little known fact about her, is that not only is Marilyn a true Keys Icon, immortalized at Ft. East Martello…. and quite the baker….. she is also a talented artist, and during this Hiatus, she has been working on a ‘Corona Virus Series’ of paintings.  She is hoping she can help raise needed dollars to help restaurant workers and the like who have been out of work for some 9 + weeks…..  I ask, can anyone use them for a fundraiser?  If you have any thoughts or ideas of how you can use this series of three great paintings to help others out, please contact Marilyn at
marilynkellner@gmail.com.   Thank you!!!! 

GRAFFITTI MEN’S STORE 721 DUVAL ST…. Miss shopping?  Caring Owner & Proprietor, Neil Chamberlain announces that it is now open regular hours….Sunday thru Thurs., 10 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday, 10 am to Midnight!!!! 

LA RUBIA PANAMA HATS….. Owner, Stephanie Hellstrom is open every day at 510 Fleming St…….. Call or text 305-296-6059 .  

SCHOONER WHARF, JUNE 17… NOON TO 5 PM,  Konched Out Duo…. 6:30-10:30, Raven Cooper…

LATEDA….JUNE 17 AND 24….. The Fabulous Spectrelles perform at 8 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON…. JUNE 17, 24, JULY 1… 7-11 pm, Caffeine Carl …

TAVERN N TOWN NEWS….. At this point there is no set date on the reopening of Tavern n Town.  I hear from Dave Talpasz that The Marriott Beachside has re-branded their poolside restaurant, formerly called the Blue Bar….now called, The Chicken Walk…An Island, Rustic, and Seasonal Menu…. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner… open 7 days a week from 8 am to 9 pm.  Good luck with this new endeavor… and I do hope and pray that T n T will reopen and have the usual fab meals, specials and superb entertainment every night!  We all sure do miss Bobby, Carmen, Mike, and Rob!!!!  And we miss dining there and all the great deals for Locals!!!

THE STUDIOS PRESENTS…. JUNE 17….. 6 pm…. Multiple award nominee, Kate Burton, star of Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy…. will sit down with director Murphy Davis for a candid and illuminating conversation as part of the Between Two Palms series…  Others in this series are Tonya Perkins of All My Children on June 24…. Reed Birney from House of Cards on July 1… Constance Shulman of Orange is the New Black on July 8.  $60 for the first four talks, non-members and $50, members.  This series can only be bought as a package… one tickets gives you access to all four talks.  Go to
www.TSKW.org for sign up and information. 

THE BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY LISTS…..AND GEMINI PERSONALITY….. Please let me know if you would like me to forward you these lists….. Simply send me a request and I will send you the GEMINI Personality Description plus all those I know who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during this special time of year!!!  Also, let me know if you want to be added to it.  Many of You NOW have plenty of time to send notes, cards, emails and texts …it is a chance to remember all those people too nice to forget!!!!

****ABSENTEE VOTING……FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO VOTE BY MAILING IN YOUR BALLOT…..There will be a Primary Election on August 18, 2020.  And the General Election is November 3, 2020.  If you will NOT be around during either of these times, please call Joyce Griffith’s office at 305-292-3416 to request absentee ballots.  You do NOT want to forfeit your privilege to vote in these extremely important elections.  So while you have this time…. please handle this.  You can also go to the Supervisor of Elections website at
http://www.keys-elections.org and click on Vote by Mail….and complete.  I had a bit of a problem with this so I simply called and took care of it.  Please do not listen to those who say that voting via the mail is a bad thing..  If voting by mail is good  enough for Trump, it must be good enough for us too,right?   ALSO… REMEMBER THAT IF YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR THE MAYOR OF KW, IT WILL BE DECIDED ON THE AUG. 18 BALLOT!!!!  (Hoping you will support TERI JOHNSTON!)

HEAR YE HEAR YE…..  SHAMELESS PLUG…..MY DAUGHTER IS A MASK-MAKER….. Yes, daughter, Melissa Lang has another ‘cottage industry’ going.  She makes terrific wearable and washable masks that have personality and pizzazz!  If you would like to order masks, contact her at 224-717-2311 or at
granimals@hotmail.com.  People are ordering like hotcakes!  She will take your order, make, and send to you.  Also,  she will be happy to make a mask using  fabric that pertains to a special interest of yours….. like music, gardening, dogs, or pets, etc.  Tell her I sent you!!!

BUSES IN KEY WEST ARE NOW RUNNING SINCE MAY 18…..All passengers must wear MASKS….and maintain at least one seat of distance between them.  Please limit use of the bus for  essential trips only such as medical trips, groceries, meals and work.  Check out the bus routes at
www.kwtransit.com.  

***BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE 2020 WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AQUA IDOL… Note that the final two Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol Shows will take place sometime, hopefully, in November…….something we can ALL look forward to…..  In the meantime…I do NOT want you to forget the Final Eight Vocalists whom we have all come to know and love………They are…..STEPHANIE WISE…. BOB WOOD…. JON HERNANDEZ…. BRIA ANSARA…. GAYLA MORGAN…. TREY FORSYTH….. SARAH DORRANCE … AND… CHARLII CLARK!  These are some of the most wonderful and talented individuals and nicest people I have EVER known… and that also includes those who started the event with us, way back ON JAN. 22…. including…. LUKE FOX.. ZACH FRANCHINI… CALEN D. TOMASZEWSKI… MIKE RIDGEWELL …..RICHARD QUINT ….PERKY SARAH PERKINS…. HERB MILLER..AND  VERA GRIGOROVICH!!!!   

MY CONCHTV WEBSITE..You are receiving this personally, but note that you can also read this blog in its entirety 24/7..anytime on my website with Conch TV… Just go to
www.conchtv.com/author/lynda … and Voila!  There I am!!  Even a picture!!!!  Also, you can see the  GEMINI Birthday and Anniversary Lists and Personality Traits… Fun!

GAYLA MORGAN PLAYING A WEEKLY HAPPY HOUR ON TUESDAYS…. SCROLL DOWN TO TUESDAY…..APRIL 28 FOR DETAILS…..

EVER DREAMED OF LIVING ON A BOAT?…. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE….  Beginning JULY 1 a lovely Trawler style Boat called ‘Next Chapter’ will be available for rent.  Monthly rent including utilities  and slip is only $1,200 per month.  It is ideal for one person or a couple.  It has a spacious covered cockpit, a full galley kitchen with double burner induction stove, convection oven and full fridge and freezer.  Full dinette with water views a head (bathroom) with shower and compost toilet…private queen bed and plenty of drawer and closet storage.  Also include is AC and heater and hot/cold running water.  The Boat is at the Key West City Marina.  The Marina offers a laundromat, showers and bathroom.  The boat is new…built in 2019.  This might be just what you are looking for.  Call George Fontana at 305-304-3203 or John Andola at 305-849-0379.  

ONE CLEAN ISLAND FACEBOOK PAGE….Carol Tedesco has informed me that good info is being posted on this page.  Check it out please.  She also sent a plea to support the SOS and Sister Season Fund…..two organizations that I support and totally believe in especially during these crucial times.  

SUPPORT SOS………Prior to the pandemic, more than 50% of Monroe County residents were ALREADY living below the poverty line.  SOS (Star of the Sea) Kitchens have long been providing food for those in need.   PLEASE Support SOS and other orgs such as Sister Season Fund with donations if you can.  Go to….
https://cffk.org/non-profits/sister-season-fund-inc/ … The SOS will be returning to their old regular hours.  

THE STUDIOS KEY WEST….. The Studios has launched a new suite of workshops, exhibits and events that can be enjoyed anywhere…..  The Event will take place on the Studios Facebook Page. thru a Facebook Live event from 6-7 pm on April 2….  Check it out.

THE HEMINGWAY LOOK ALIKE CONTEST WILL NOT TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER…. THE NEXT CONTEST AND WEEK OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE JULY 22-24, 2021!!!!!
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THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS ARE ‘SUPPOSED’ TO BE OPEN… CHECK WITH ALL RESTAURANTS TO FIND OUT IF THEY WILL BE OPEN FOR IN HOUSE DINING OR NOT…. PLACES WITH OUTDOOR SEATING ARE STILL YOUR BEST BET………  PLEASE GIVE THEM SUPPORT…. THIS IS NOT AN EASY TIME FOR ANY OF US….. BUT TRULY…. WE ARE KEY WEST STRONG….. AND WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN!                                       
Ana’s Cuban Cafe…A & B  Lobster House….. Alonzo’s…..Antonia’s…Azur. …….Bad Boy Burrito…. Bagatelle…..Banana Cafe…..Baypoint Market …Better Than Sex (delivery & pickup) .. .Ben & Jerry’s …. Benihana…..Bien ……Blackfin Bistro … ….The Breakfast Club…….. Cafe Sole ….. Caroline’s….. .Chico’s Cantina…….Cole’s Peace… … Croissants de France…Dante’s…..Denny’s… The Dirty Pig ……..Eaton Street Fish Mkt …..El Siboney….Fausto’s…..Firefly ….First Flight …Four Marlins…. … Flaming Buoy … Frita’s….Garbo’s Grill …..Geiger Key Marina …. Hard Rock ……Goldman’s Deli …. Grain & Berry …Grand Vin …Hogfish…. Hurricanne Hole …. Indian Harbor ….. .Margaritaville……. Harpoon Harry’s…….. I Hop …Jack Flats ……Key Plaza Creperie … Kim’s Kuban … La TeDa ……La Creppier …La Grignote… La Trattoria (both)…….Little Pearl….  L L’s Test Kitchen…….Lola’s Bistro ….Lost Kitchen supper Club ….. Mangia Mangia  … …..Misohappy… ….Moon Dog Cafe…. Nine One Five……..New York Pasta Garden…… Ocean Grill ……Off the Hook.. …… Onlywood…..One Love Food Truck …Pepes….Prime 951………Outback….. Ram’s Head South….. ….Red Shoe Grill …. ….Roostica ….Tempt at The Saint Hotel …..Schooner Wharf ….Seagrass Thai …Seven Fish …….Shanna Key ….. Smoked BBQ….Smokin Tuna..The Stoned Crab ….Sun Sun at the Casa…. Sunset Pier ….. Sonic Burger …Taco Express… …. Square Grouper ….. Subway …. Sunset Pier…… Taco Express …… Thai Island…..  Thirsty Mermaid… … Vino’s…….  VIVA SALOON …. VIV Wine Bistro …. Wendy’s… …. Boondock’s….

KELLY NORMAN ANNOUNCES RAM’S HEAD SOUTH SCHEDULE…..Ram’s Head Southernmost is open Mon thru Fri noon to 11 pm… food served until 10 pm….. Sat. & Sun., open 9 am to 11 pm… food till 10 pm….Note Kids East FREE on Wednesday…. Burger Special is $5 on Sunday!!!!  Entertainment daily during happy hour from 4 to 7 pm!!! 

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL ANNOUNCES MUSEUMS TO REOPEN ON JULY 1……In the meantime go to
www.kwahs.org to view on of their social media pages for more info and special virtual learning opportunities.

COMEDY CLUB TO RELOCATE…..Just heard that the Comedy Club will be looking for a new home as the Bottlecap is planning to go in another direction.  Founder of the CC, Joe Madaus, informs me that he is in the process of opening his own establishment downtown.  We wish him luck.  I was so sorry to hear this as the Comedy Club and the Bottlecap seemed a perfect fit!  But these are strange times and there will be many changes around town.  What I do know, is that Key West NEEDS a Comedy Club!!!!!  Stay tuned… will keep you posted if I hear anything!

DAN REYNEN ANNOUNCES WEBEFIT OPENING…..All dumbell grips, door handles and the front desk has been copper-coated as this substance is known to kill the novel corona virus and other bacteria.  Cheers to Dan who says” There is no excuse for any facility to open up and risk their employees or customer’s health, because they want to make a dollar off a session.”  Clients must have their temps taken upon entering, must wash their hands and wear masks at all times.  THANKS DAN!  You are a caring and very thoughtful person.  Bravo!  WeBeFit is at 1277 1st St. in Key West.

SUBSCRIBE TO KONK LIFE ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION…… Guy de Boer, publisher of this great Publication has ceased printing an actual paper for right now… but he is offering you a chance to continue to receive KONK Life on a Daily basis.  It is chock full of great up-to-date information.  Times are tough, and until things ease up he is requesting a subscription fee, which I feel is well worth it.    For more information go to  …..
https://konklife.com/?p=47710.  If you prefer,  you can email Guy at guydeboer@gmail.com and he will advise you on how to subscribe.  You can also text him at 305-766-5832.  

WOMANKIND WILL REMAIN OPEN….Will be open, Mon.-Thurs. from 8 am to 5 pm….thru the month of April…. For services deemed ‘essential’, like family planning, gynecology and primary care patients….for info go to
www.womankindkeywest.com.   You can call Cali Roberts at 305-320-0608.   Located at 1511 Truman Ave. across from Bayview Park.   

THEATRE XP PRESENTS….. Key West TheatreXP is offering streaming videos of original plays of playwright Bob Bowersox.  For access go to
http://www.theatrexp.org or to http://theatrexp.ticketleap.com.  For information call 302-540-6102 or email theatrexpkeywest@gmail.com.  Note that these plays can be viewed on a computer, a Smart TV, an iPad, or a mobile device as long as you have an internet connection.  

VIRTUAL DIVES…. The National Marine Sanctuary is offering Virtual Dives….dives include Christ of the Abyss, Cheeca Rocks Sanctuary Preservation Area, Coral Nursery, Aquarius Reef Base and the Benwood Wreck.  Go to
https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/vr/florida-keys.

TROPIC CINEMA OFFERS…..Tropic is offering a Virtual Cinematheque Series with ticket purchase giving access to a film for three days.  Visit
http://www.tropiccinema.com for further information.  

MISSING WONDERFUL MUSIC AND SONG? ….. My friend, Mike Benner sent me the following video in which many of everyone’s all-time favorite Broadway stars, celebrate the 90th Birthday of Stephen Sondheim.  Go to:
https://youtu.be/A92wZlvEUAw.  You do not want to miss seeing Nathan Lane, Sutton Foster, Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Brandon Stokes Mitchell, Lea Solange, Josh Grobin, Laura Benati,  and so many others….. and one of my fave numbers with…Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Audra McDonald singing “The Ladies Who Lunch”…. amazing stuff!!!!  (Does anyone wear a hat anymore?  Answer:  No, but they are wearing masks!!!)

THE RED BARN….. One of the things I miss more than anything is not being able to see a show at a local Theater.  The Red Barn wants you to know that they are alive and well and are planning ahead for next season with hope an imagination!

KEY WEST THEATER & RAM’S HEAD ANNOUNCE NEW DATES FOR POSTPONED SHOWS…..  Ticket holder will be able to use their tix for the new date and KEEP THE SAME SEATS if you choose…. For other options they will be reaching out soon to all buyers on how to proceed.  Rescheduled shows are:  Juliana Macdowell Record Launch…. July 16…..Ansty McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadors, Nov. 19 ….. Sinatra’s ‘That’s Life’ on Dec. 11…..A John Waters Christmas… Dec. 15…. Key West Blues Fest…. Dec. 15… The Theater is working on rescheduling all shows….and ask for your patience…..You will get emailed information with options.  

BARBERSHOP CHORUS….Joe Tripp, Key West’s fave police officer and Aqua Idol Star, has started his Barbershop Singing Group…  If you have ideas, suggestions or can help financially…or know someone that can help Joe, please contact him at 813-477-3045 or email him at
Joelepro1@gmail.com.  You can send checks to Joe Tripp at PO Box 2374, Key West, FL 33040.  If you are interested in participating in the Chorus, contact Joe also.

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY ONLINE SERVICES….An extensive series of Distinguished Speaker Series Presentations filmed over the last three yrs can be seen online….also, Flagler’s Railroad…. Historic Marker Tours of Key West Sights…. Depicting Hemingway, and online gallery of 59 original Guy Harvey sketches…. etc…. Mario Sanchez video …Robert the Doll…Hemingway in KW…. and online collections of more than 35,000 objects in the KWAHS archives….  Go to
www.kwahs.com.  

AWESOME FOUNDATION KEY WEST!!!  Friend Michael Shields asked that I mention this Foundation that he is heavily involved in.  Globally, there are 90 chapters…there are 50 in the USA, with 5 in Florida, including Key West.  Over $4.4 million granted since 2009.   The mission of the group is to bring more awesomeness to our town, and spreading it by awarding $1,000 grants with no strings attached to the most awesome idea, project, proposal, or plan that is presented to the Group of Trustees, who each plop down from their own pockets the money to fund the Grant.  Sounds totally AWESOME to me!!!  Check it out online at
www.awesomefoundationkeywest.org.  These awards have been given since Oct.  To date, over 60 applicants have been received.  Michael Shields is the coordinator of this group.

LATEDA…RESTAURANT SPECIALS…. Customers  are being welcomed and Lateda is doing everything possible to make it a very safe and pleasant dining experience.  Reserve at … 305-296-6706.  . LATEDA announces $15.99 Daily Dinner specials:  Mon., Meatloaf…Tues., Tuna….Wed. Prime Rib … Thurs. Bolognese…. Fri., Fish & Chips and Sunday, Salsa & Pasta.  NO TAKE OUT …… PLEASE MAKE A NOTE THAT ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM WILL BEGIN IN JULY… FEATURING THE FABULOUS CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AND RANDY ROBERTS!!!!

NEW BOOKS BY MY READERS ANNOUNCED…
AUTHOR GEORGE FONTANA….George has a new book out, “Where in the World: Notes from the Tour Zone”  … available in paperback with photos & commentary by George’s unique perspective…you will be taking a world cruise with George!  Now at
http://www.amazon.com/Where-World-Notes-Tour-Zone/dp1951150112.   Enjoy the tour!!!   

BOOKS & BOOKS OFFERS FREE HOME DELIVERY….Those  home bound or practicing social distancing and all else, can go to
www.shop.booksandbooks.com or call 305-320-0208 and order a book.  Order by noon and delivery will be done by 4 pm that day.  Mon-Fri only.  No better to enjoy a self quarantine better than with a good book!

LUANN GROSSCUP ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK!!!.. ‘FLIGHT: An American Pilot’s Story of Adventure, Descent, and Redemption’, by local author and friend, Luann Grosscup and Capt. Neil Hansen has been released!!!  It is one man’s aviation story (Neil Hansen), within the context of CIA covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.  Presently, the book is available at
www.amazon.com, in either soft cover or kindle.  
Go to:
https://www.amazon.com/Flight-Neil-GrahamHansen/dp/1940773814/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=FLIGHT+Hansen+paperback&gid=1552398027&s=gateway&sr=8-1.      

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 Birth…. 

****OUR NEPHEW FRED STEVENS…..Our very dear nephew Fred Stevens has a rare disease called Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)…acquired in 2018.  It affects our once athletic and virile nephew’s physical body where he is not able to walk and he also has CIDP.  He has been fighting this terrible disease and has spent the last two months mostly in the hospital, then in a rehab center where he went through intense physical therapy and infusions.  He has a great faith, a positive attitude and a strong will to get well.  He is determined to walk  and be well again.  Thankfully he is now convalescing at home…. daily therapy… he has a LONG road ahead and we are all deeply concerned.  Fred is my godchild and I love him like my own son.   I ask for your continued  prayers and support.  Even though you may  not know him, I hope you might take time to send him well-wishes.  You can send him a card  at:  Fred Stevens….2752 Horse Shoe Blvd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.  Thank you so much.  I will keep you posted on his progress.
 
PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers….. Prayers for all of us in the Keys who are facing this pandemic corona-virus… it is a serious thing… Give us the strength to practice social distancing, to be relaxed under pressure, and to err on the side of caution……. let us all stay healthy and sensible and supportive of one another……my nephew FRED STEVENS and his wife Judi…..Pray for Tom Kirdahy, and the family and friends of Terrence McNally ….. the Family and Friends of Ruth Warmouth, mother of Mark, who recently passed away……Amy Culver…. all those in the Keys who have tested positive for the virus…………Javier Lopez … …. .Michael Amin ….the family and friends of Nidia Fuentes Borders, mother of Carina, who recently passed away…..Fiona Molloy…. The family of Mike Stallard, and especially Mike’s wife, Kelly and Mike’s children. …..all those in town who are financially challenged during  this time….. our wait staff, shop owners, entertainers, etc……Bucky Montgomery ……Pat West who is fighting Covid-19….. The family of Chip Allen on the passing of his dear mother of the corona virus……..John Baird. ….Michael Thomas ………Barbara Brant….. Jim Hall ……..Sissy McDonald….. Chuck Selph…. Larry Selph …..Genevieve Isaksen ….Kathy Elias …Ann Marie Adreani. …..John Behmke …..Sandy Abookire ….Jerry Galeana ….RE Frechette . ….. Donna Barnett….….Sharron Mondo… Maggie Domski …….Len Stevens  .…. Rick Elias  ….. .Joe McMurray …George Kling …..Mary Larkin …. …Robin Deck …Paul Cotton.. …… Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams .. .…Fred Lima  …Maryann Barth…..Kathy Stevens …..Georgia ….Dena Badgerow…..…Bella Rettenwander ……Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer….….Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen  …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson …….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … Jeffrey Grosky …..…Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Maggie Domski ….… Peter Deksmith …Bill Lodermeir …Betty & Jack Darst……Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …. Anne McKee …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree ……. Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear … Kent Gater….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.

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 20+ 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. 

CONGRATS TO THE RIP OFF TEAM WHOSE EFFORTS CAME THROUGH IN CLOSING ORO GOLD ON DUVAL ST. … Bravo to TEVIS WERNICOFF, BRUCE MITCHELL AND SHIRLEE IZMIRLY and all who picketed an protested for the rights of customers who were continually ripped off by this shop.  Now one is down and two more to go!!!!   AND BY THE WAY…. SHIRLEE JUST TURNED 93 ON MAY 19!  WHAT AN INSPIRATION SHE IS TO EVERYONE IN KEY WEST!!!!!

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

LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….There are opportunities available for volunteers… at reception desk, as a greeter, an escort, etc….Call 305-294-5531 for information extension 4771 or email
Tami.Harmon@LKMC.com

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU….. A doorbell salesman joined the choir…. and chimed right in.
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THURSDAY
HAPPY  JUNE 18 BIRTHDAY TO….. TOM KIRDAHY…. TERRY HOWERY …JUDY HELM … KELLY STALLARD … PHIL KHALIL …. (Please remember Michael Domski.) ….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO …. VIRGINIA AND DON ROBBINS…. AND CARRIE AND DOUG HELIESEN
KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN ….It will open at 10 am…..visit this sylvan setting and  the 15 acres of trails and lovely sites….native plants are abloom…lots of birds and butterflies surround this outdoor refuge…. just the antidote for the corona virus blues!  Safe distancing will be key….10 am to 4 pm 7 days a week 

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET…NOW OPENED!!!!!!…..10 am to 2 pm…..MASKS ARE REQUIRED!, space line management and social distancing  will be enforced…. Local restaurants & businesses who want to participate, please call 305-731-3385.   


THANKFUL ON THURSDAY… ….  I am so thankful for all my readers and those who have been so kind to me through the years.  I want to give special thanks to the following who have touched my life very specially in the last two weeks….. Thanks to all those who are following the rules….BOTH  tourists and locals…..by  wearing masks when out and about……Also THANKS to all the restaurants,hotels, bars and retail stores opening up…… Do support…… Other thank you’s to….Tom Thayer….. The Cast of the recent ALL ABOUT EVE Radio show recorded at the WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….  we so enjoyed.. Christopher Peterson,  John McDonald, Laura Richardson, David Black, Barbara Mundy and Pony Charvat….Johnny & Audrey Pollizi.. …. Keith Dempster …..Bobby Nesbitt … Bruce Moore…. Margaret Domanski …. Bruce Baxter …. Ed Stevens …. Jimmy Olson….. Dena & Bob Badgerow…. Stephen Kitsakos …. Barbara Vernovage…. Pam & Paul Vereb…. ….. Zulma Segura …… Kristen Ryan … .. Alison Teal……..Clayton and Mary Ellen Beattie …….. Bobby Nesbitt ….Melissa Frechette Lang……Jill Heck….. Dan Wolpaw ….. .Sally Stevens …. Skipper Kripitz……… and most of all…. THANK GOD FOR BOB… ALWAYS BOB… I cannot imagine being sequestered with anyone else but him!!!

LATEDA, JUNE 18,25….. 3 SUM entertains at 8 pm….   

SCHOONER WHARF… JUNE 18 AND 25……12:30-5 pm, Tim Hollohan…… 6:30-10:30 pm, Konched Out….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE 18, 25 AND JULY 2….. Caffeine Carl & Friends perform from 7 to 11 pm.

KARRI DALEY AND JACK WOLF AT KEY WEST THEATER ON JULY 2……512 Eaton St.   $15 tickets… limited seating….7 pm….

THE KEY WEST PARROT HEAD CLUB….This fun loving, and very philanthropic group who love Jimmy Buffet, partying with a  purpose and supporting our community is seeking new members.  Single memberships is $20… and you receive a KW Parrot Head license plate frame and other special privileges.  To join call 262-705-8204 or go to
http://keywestparrotheadclub.wildapricot.org.  

THE KEY WEST GARDEN CLUB AT HIGGS BEACH OPEN….  FREE…. 9:30-12:30 pm on Sat. and Sun…. Open at 11 am the rest of the week.

KEY WEST ART CENTER & GALLERY …. This Front St. Gallery is selling art which can be delivered curbside in KW or by mail.  Go to
http://www.keywestartcenter.com for a listing and photos of original art, pottery, sculpture, jewelry and more, created by our very talented artists! STRING MUSICIANS SOUGHT…. The KW Community String Orchestra is seeking those who play violin, cello, viola, etc. at all levels of experience.  For info contact Lynn-Marie at lynnmariekw@gmail.com
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HAPPY JUNE  19 BIRTHDAY TO ….. KEITH DEMPSTER ….RICHARD QUINT … ANNE SHAVER … MERYL BERMAN … LORI KJOS ….. AUBREE SMITH … MARYANN REIFSCHNEIDER …. JAMISON GILLILARD … CAROLYN JOHNSON….    HAPPY ANNIVERSASRY TO ….. MARYKAY & BILL COTTRILL …. KAREN OOHLALA  GRANT & BOUNCE MARGIL ….. HELEN & LEN STEVENS…..

COFFEE BUTLER AMPHITHEATER DEDICATION CEREMONY….JUNE 19….Their will be a celebration to designate the Coffee Butler Amphitheater and an unveiling of the new sign in his honor…. 2 pm….at the Truman Waterfront…. All rules will be in effect…. masks and physical distancing.  

SCHOONER WHARF…JUNE 19….12:30-5 pm, Tony Baltimore…..Gary Hempsey & Friends at 6:30 to at least 10:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF ON JUNE 26…..12:30-5 pm, Jannik….6:30-10:30 pm, Tony Baltimore & The Wild Awake.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE 19,26 AND JULY 3…. 5- 8 pm, Nick Brownell…. 9 pm, Caffeine Carl and the Buzz.

LATEDA….JUNE 19, 26….. 3 SUM performs at 8 pm in the Lounge for dinner pleasure…

MICHAEL ROBINSON DOES WEEKLY PIANO CABARET EVERY FRIDAY…..The fabulous Michael Robinson, who has thrilled and delighted his many fans at The Gardens Hotel and at shows at Tennessee Williams Theatre, is doing an online cabaret LIVE at 5 pm on Facebook.  Bravo Michael!  Tune in!  He is an entertainer extraordinaire!!!!

MARY ELLEN’S..Open for Take Out…..This spot on Applerouth Lane will be open with 20% off  for take out only …right now….noon to 9 pm.   Open for pick up and delivery….. Did you ever have a Cheese Sandwich from Mary Ellen’s?  Or tomato soup?  Divine!!!!!  Thanks to Maria and Chris!!!!WALKING TOURS …… WILL begin again Every Friday and Saturday, when the coast is clear!!!!..Call number below to check to see if these tours are open.   This tour features former homes and fave haunts of well known KW writers.  Tours start at 4:30 pm on Fri. and 10 am on sat.  Meet at KW Library, 700 Fleming St……and finish on Greene St… Reservations…call 305-293-9291…Guides are the very handsome Scott Burau and the adorable Sarah Goodwin.  

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON’S EYECONS SHOW WILL BE …..AT LATEDA, JULY 3!!!!!!!  Call 305-296-6706 for tix….  Let’s give Christopher a royal welcome back!!!!   

COCONUT VICTROLA TRIO, JULY 10…. Live at Key West Theater, July 10…..512 Eaton St.   JULY 17…. Larry Baeder & Friends….  JULY 24…. River Les Traveled….  JULY 31, The Happy Dog…

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HAPPY JUNE 20 BIRTHDAY TO …..JANE GARDNER … CARL GILLEY … MARILYN VAN DER VEEN …. BRIAN FURLONG ….JUSTIN FRECHETTE…. RENEE MACK….  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. FRANCO & ALESSANDRA PIACIBELLO …. TOM & DENISE RYBICKI ….. LIZ & RON LEONARD …. AND SANDY & CHARLES ABOOKIRE …..

FOOD DISTRIBUTION BY SOS… JUNE 20…At Basilica School of Key West….9 am to 3 pm….  Distribution itself is from 11 am to 2 pm.  

NATIVE PLANT SALE ON JUNE 20… AT KW Tropic Forest & Botanical Garden…. 9 am to noon.  Also check out all the glorious statuary!   

“REBECCA ” PRESENTED BY WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….JUNE 27TH ….. (LIVE STREAM RADIO) ON JUNE 27……It will be on the air on 104.1 FM at 8 pm.  It will be streamed online at
https://us1radio.com or by turning on local radio station 104.1 FM.  Stars  JESSICA MIANO-KRUEL….CHRISTOPHER PETERSON….. DAVID BLACK….ROSS PIPKIN …. GERRI LOUISE GATES… JOHN McDONALD.    Tickets will be sold at the door for a limited group of physically distanced audience….. $40 each… first come first served.  The Waterfront comes through again … always concerned about our rich theater community!SCHOONER WHARF…. JUNE 20…. Raven Cooper from 12:30-5 pm…. Gary Hempsey & Friends from 6:30-10:30 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE 20 AND 27…. 2 pm, Dr. von Hilsheimer …. Caffeine Carl & the Buzz at 9 pm….

LATEDA, JUNE 20 AND 27…. 3 SUM performs at 8 pm.

SOUTH FLA SYMPHONY JUNE 20…. 7 pm on Facebook and
southfloridasymphony.org…. Movie Watch Party….

**VIVA’S S SALOON…. NOW OPEN FOR OUTDOOR DINING….. LARGE PROPERTY & VERY SAFE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING…..OPEN FOR TAKE OUT TOO!!!!…..DELISH FOOD…… OWNER  ALFREDO GIMENEZ IS A GEM!!!!!  903 Duval St… Entertainment on weekends….. tables spread out in this large garden area.  Leave it to Alfredo and Gaston, the owners, to do everything right and take care of their clientele.  RANDY ROBERTS LIVE!…JULY 11 AND 25…. 9 PM at LATEDA IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM!!!! 

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SUNDAY

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL DADS, GRANDPAS, UNCLES, FRIENDS, ETC.

HAPPY  JUNE 21 BIRTHDAY TO….. CRAIG HOLLENBACK …. CAROLINE STOVER-SICKMAN …. PETER DIAMOND ILAQUA … JEFF BERN … BOB WILLIAMS …. STEVE ISEMAN ….CHARLIE MULLIGAN…… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. RITA LINDER & PERRY ARNOLD ….CONNIE & JEFF HURST ….

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, JUNE 21…. Larry Baeder returns soloing…. and featuring many of his original melodies.  9 to 11 am…. Enjoy starting the morning off with soulful, lovely music and conversation.   At The Old Stone Methodist Church on Eaton & Simonton Sts. 

KEY WEST ARTISAN MARKET…JUNE 21….There will be a special afternoon of classical guitar and vocals at the Artisan Market.. featuring the father-daughter duo of Mateo Jampol and hugely talented daughter,  Belle!  10 am to 2 pm….at Higgs Beach….Guests can enjoy Bloody Mary’s and mimosas along with a full bar from Great Events….specialty coffees, smoothies juices fruit, food trucks and stalls offering eat her or take away… fine crafts, food, cheeses, jewelry, produce, etc.  Bring a lawn chair or make a donation to Little Pink Houses of Hope to sit in the pink chairs, socially distanced, natch!  Next Market is July 5.    Free parking…Bring your own bags for shopping.  Hand sanitizer stations will be provided.  

SCHOONER WHARF…. JUNE 21…. Big Daddy Rich from 12:30-5 pm….Chris Case performs 6:30-10:30+ pm… 

THE WILLIAM WELCH LEGACY….This wonderful man and amazing artist is no longer with us,  and he is missed more than words can say.  However, his beloved sister Sherrey Welch , and Bill’s partner Dave,  are determined to keep Bill’s art and legacy alive through the new website, at
www.williamwelchcollection.com.   Please forward this info to anyone who may be interested in Bill’s work retrieved from Nantucket, Key West and France.  Bill Welch was a true gentleman…. kind, caring and deeply talented…. 
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MONDAY…..    
HAPPY  JUNE 22  BIRTHDAY TO …. SHARRON MONDO….. CATHY SEMBERT ….MELANIE KELLER….. JIM SZEMPLAK … JACKIE SKRZYPCK…. ALEXANDRIA TAYLOR FRECHETTE….. CASEY WOJCIECHOWSKI …..(Please remember Robert C. Frechette….Trumpet Bob Wandras.)   HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. JUDITH & STANLEY ZABAR …. BARBARA & AL MCCONAGHA …. AND…. GARY & KRISTEN GROETZ.

SCHOONER WHARF…….JUNE 22 AND 29….Raven Cooper 12:30-5 pm….Zack Seemiller from 6:30-10:30 pm…… 

SMOKIN TUNA OPEN…TBA   

DANGER CHARTERS NOW OPEN…..FOR INFO call 305-304-7999.  Lots of special deals going on.
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TUESDAY… 
HAPPY JUNE  23 BIRTHDAY TO ….ELLEN STEININGER ….ADAM HAYWARD …. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…..GREG & COLLEEN NEEDHAM …. LINDA & JOHN ALBERTY …. ANN & MIKE HUGHES….

**LOUIS PETRONE TALK SHOW PODCAST EVERY TUESDAY….. Resident sage, Louis Petrone who sends a wonderful blog every day, has a Blog Podcast every Tuesday at 9 pm.  To catch it and hear him rant and rave and expound with verve and logic, you can go to
www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.  Lou has a HUGE following and rightly so!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE 23 AND 30….. 6 – 10 pm, Nick Brownell performs…..

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB …FOR THE TIME BEING ALL IS ON HOLD…..

SCHOONER WHARF… JUNE 23…Gary Hempsey 12:30- 5pm…..Tom Taylor from 6:30-10:30 pm.   

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AT LATEDA ON JULY 14, 28……… 9 PM IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM!!!!! 
RANDY ROBERTS SHOW AT LATEDA ON JULY 7, 21….. 9 PM IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM!!!!

**’THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’ AT STUDIOS …POSTPONED UNTIL  FEBRUARY 2021……..Playwright, NEAL RUCHMAN, has been working on his new play, ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’…..and it will be presented at the Studios on SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY 2021…… so stay tuned!!!!  This play relates the corruption and gang warfare of the 30’s in  NYC…Based on the life and times of Playwright Ruchman’s mother, ‘ The Pickpocket’s Daughter’ is a first class thriller with loads of laughs!  A reading of this play, which will be directed by Murphy Davis, was held  in July 0f  2018 and received raves and accolades from everyone there!!!!  Neal’s Mother, Harriet Moses…known as Matzy for her love of Matzoh, related the events of this story to Neal….She died before she ever got to write this story, so her son Neal, wrote it for her!  You will NOT want to miss THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER!!!)

KEY WEST ART CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT…. The 2020 recipient of the Martha Watson Sauer  $1,000 scholarship is KW High student, Andreya Ramos!  Congratulations!
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LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….  Being kind is more important than being right!!!  
Lynda
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PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:  SOME INFO WILL OR WILL NOT BE RELEVANT!

REMAINING SHOWS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE…….Check out the fabulous Radio Shows onstage and streamed every month!  Note that  when we are fully  open again, we will welcome you back with open arms and open heart!
 
FOSTER HOMES WANTED….Wesley House Family Services is seeking families in the community interested in providing a home to children in the foster care system.  Classes begin Wed., June 12 at 99451 Overseas Hwy. in Key Largo. 

WOMAN’S CLUB OFFERS FREE TOURS….Called ‘The Hellings House’…the home of the KW Woman’s Club… has free tours 10 am to 3 pm Tues. thru Sat. each week. NO TOURS FOR AWHILE….

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.  NOTE …. CLOSED INDEFINITELY…..

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

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

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 SEEKS 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 under the auspices of the Key West Art & Historical Society with founder, Dennis Beaver as its curator.  The Museum is on Hiatus now but when open again…..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.  Will be 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. 

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

GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….CLOSED FOR AWHILE…….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 Himalayas… 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….…OPEN…..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!!!

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!

MORE BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY JUNE 24 BIRTHDAY TO…. SANDRA SWAN … ROGER KOSTMAYER … LONNIE HENSLEY… LARRY JOHNSON ….BOB WOLZ … MARY MARGARET SMITH …. (Please remember JIM CAMERON and KAREN
SCHILERO.)

HAPPY JUNE 25 BIRTHDAY TO…. DENIS HYLAND …KRIS PABIAN ….ELENA SPOTTSWOOD …. MARGOT GORDON …. BOUNCE MARGIL …. NICOLE STRONG…. ERIN MALLOY …ANNE TAYLOR …. KALEB SMITH ….JOANNE SZCZECHOWSKI….

HAPPY JUNE 26 BIRTHDAY TO…..BRUCE FOSTER….. DAVID EYER …. CAROL FAUTH …SOPHIE DE VOOGHT ….(Please remember Franko Richmond … and Athena McEwan.)   HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ….. NEAL RUCHMAN & MELISSA JEAN MCDANIEL…. AND …. AIMEE & JIM TORRE.

HAPPY JUNE 27 BIRTHDAY TO ….. JON HERNANDEZ ….BILL LODERMEIR….DINA STEVENS …. JOHN WIST…. DAVID ABOOKIRE …  (Please remember Emil La Vache…)….HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. BERWYN & RICK HARTY…. (Please remember Virginia & Art Molzan.)

HAPPY JUNE 28 BIRTHDAY TO….. KATHY HOOPER ….LORI WALTERS…. MARIA ZITO KAUFMAN ….KATIE ALBRIGHT …. WAYNE HAMMOND…. MARILYN SEAMON …. LOLA HELMAN….  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. PETER & BOB SCHROCK.

HAPPY  JUNE  29 BIRTHDAY TO…. NANCY FREUND….BRANDY CANALES …. KATHLEEN FITZSIMMONS ….TOM WALTERS …. (Please remember Martin Kay.)….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. WENDY & DAVID FRENCH.

HAPPY  JUNE  30 BIRTHDAY TO….. JIM HAYMAKER …. DENNIS HOWLEY … GRACE OSBORN…. MICHAEL BERMAN … CYNTHIA FOSTER …CARRIE HELLIESEN…. BARRY HITCH …. MOOK J …. DENNIS PITASI….PAUL KAHN…. GREG WENDZICKI …..(Please remember…. Mimi Dixon…. Ann Rupp…. Timothy Brown.)

HAPPY JULY 1 BIRTHDAY TO….. CHARLIE PAUL…. CRAIG ROBERTS …. DAVID LEBWOHL … LUCILLE POWELL … JOHN FURST …. LORI FRAGLOMELI….DENNIS BAJKO … (Please remember JIM FISHER, Kathy Domski, and Lady Di.)  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…… JOANN AND GREG GOTCHES…..

 HAPPY JULY 2 BIRTHDAY TO….. TERI JOHNSTON…..STEPHANIE WISE…..BETTY RUBENSTEIN …. TODD GERMAN …. KENVA REESE … JEN SEARCY….JACKIE VISHTON …. CHLOE PLUM STEVENS …..SUE ‘EILEEN’ FRECHETTE…. LEXUS RENTSCHLER …    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…..IOLANDA & JOHN STASHENKO …. EDWARD & AMY STEVENS …. FRANK & LISA MENDITCH …. KATHY & BRUCE HOLLERING …. DONNA & ED HEID …..

 HAPPY JULY 3 BIRTHDAY TO…..COLEEN FITZSIMMONS….CHARLIE BENGEL …. LILLIAN VAN HEST …. SHIRLEY PIKU … LAURETTA WALLACE…. DAVID BEAM …. SCOTT COYLE … ERIC ELLOIE…

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL!!!!!

 HAPPY JULY 4 BIRTHDAY TO….STEVE RUSS…. RON IRBY …CARL SANDERS …. RICHARD TALLMADGE….BARBARA SOWERS … JOHN COBLEY …. HEIDI PEDERSON…. PETER PROTOSPSALTIS ….(Please remember Nate Foliano.)    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO …… EDIE  HAMBRIGHT & JULIA DAVIS…..AND BERT & NANCY BENDER.)

HAPPY JULY 5 BIRTHDAY TO….VINCE MELENDY …. BOBBY MONGELLI ….JANIE TEITELBAUM….. BETH PIZZO … LEIGH HOTTEN…. KENZIE KING ….JULIE HANSEN … CONNIE LO SCHIAVO …GREG CHAPLIN … EDWARD DILLON…. JOAN SHEA…. JACK DONAHUE…. PAM BEAVER ….(Please remember John McNealy.)……HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO …. VANNA & ALAN ROBBINS.. 

HAPPY JULY 6 BIRTHDAY TO….. LOUIS PETRONE….. JACKSON WARNER …. (Please remember Dick Freund….Judy Gosiewski…. Viola Stevens.) 

HAPPY JULY 7 BIRTHDAY TO…..PATRICK LAWLER …. OWN KILLIAN…..THOM ABEL…. (Please remember Adrian Elder.)

Little Palm Island

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