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LOVE IN THE AIR AT AQUA IDOL!!
Monday, February 19, 2018


LOVE IN THE AIR AT AQUA IDOL!!

FEB. 13 THRU FEB. 19 (ETC.), 2018 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

HAPPY FEBRUARY 13 BIRTHDAY TO…..NANCY MOULTON… ABBY MOORE…MARTY STONELY … CHRISTOPHER TANNER …SHELDON DAVIDSON….LIZ KERN…

A KEY WEST WELCOME…….I want to welcome some of our special friends from Chippewa Lake who are visiting Key West and having a grand time….. Joan & Chuck Armbruster and Greg & Basia Chaplin!!!! Also, it was great seeing Christy & Byron Barlow and Pam Saffle & her Teddy!

***AQUA IDOL, WEEK # 5 ….FEB. 13…… Last week, on Feb. 6, a SRO audience was on hand to hear our wonderful vocalists belt out Country Tunes for the benefit of our esteemed Waterfront Playhouse!!! We NEED YOU there! Showtime is at 6:30- 8 pm, but I HIGHLY recommend that you come early for a good seat to hear some of the best vocalists around town. You also want to try and stay for the entire 1 ½ hours so you don’t miss hearing these great voices. I also am requesting that there be NO smoking during the show in respect for our singers and non-smoking audience members!

Last week was a glorious evening for sure! Sadly, we had to say ‘Adieu’ to Bernadette Restivo…. But she will be on hand to sing her ‘Swan Song’ and she said it is a showstopper!!!! (Also note, that Bernadette will be starring in ‘Conch Republic the Musical’ with the Fringe Theater this spring!!) Our remaining contestants will be singing your favorite classic LOVE-THEMED Songs….Those singing are ERIKA BUTTERS, JIM SPEAKE, RYAN WOJCIK, JERRY DOWNS, ADAM SWEITZER, NICHOLAS McBRIDE, LAUREN THOMSPN, BECCA WHITTEN, VICKY MARTIN, GRACE OSBORN, RICHARD QUINT, JIMMY HARCUP, SOPHIA KELLY, AND ROCK SOLOMON!!! Joining Tony Konrath and Me as celebrity judge will be Waterfront Playhouse Artistic Director, DANNY WEATHERS!!!! Other Aqua Idol dates in February are, FEB.13,20,27….thru March27. You do not want to miss a one!!!!!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVE VOCALITS ONLINE!!!! START VOTING NOW!!….You can NOW go online and donate to your favorite vocalist on the Waterfront Playhouse Website. This is how it works. Go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org. Hit the word SUPPORT at the top of the site. Then hit DONATE. There will be several rectangular shaped boxes that will pop up under Donate…. Hit the box that says Waterfront Playhouse. Voila! All the names of the contestants will magically appear! Then, go from there. Hit the name of the person you want to donate to. Put Waterfront Playhouse in the next block if you choose… just follow the steps, using your credit card to donate to whomever you choose. All money raised online by a contestant online by 5 pm on Jan. 23 will be added to the bucket total raised by that contestant on Jan. 23. So if a singer raises $100 singing live at Aqua, and $100 is donated to that singer online, the total for that night for that singer would be $200. The singer raising the least amount on Jan. 23 will be eliminated on Jan. 30. On Feb. 6 there will probably be another double or triple elimination. Please be generous and thanks for supporting these wonderful contestants and the Waterfront Playhouse!!! (Note that it is possible for you to do this on your computer and your cell phone! Voting for Feb. 20 will begin on Feb. 14 until 5 pm on Feb. 20…all money online will then be added to the contestant’s bucket total at the end of the evening.))

TAVERN N TOWN…FEB. 13,20,27…. It’s Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

IN THE HEART OF NAPA…AFTERNOON WINE SALE, FEB. 13….2 to 4 pm…. $80 per person….. Danger Charters at 255 Front St…..Treat your wine-loving sweetie to a unique experience this Valentine’s. Explore the award winning sparkling wines from Napa Valley….Go to www.dangercharters.com…. Click book now and select special events.

GREEN PARROT…FEB. 13….5:30, Fat Tuesday with Magnolia Cajun Band… 9 & 11 pm, Yarn Tuesday.

CAFÉ CON LIBROS ON FEB. 13… Photographer and all-around great guy, will discuss his new book, ‘Soul of Havana’…. 10:30 am at The Studios at 533 Eaton St. FREE.

CAFÉ CON LIBROS ON FEB. 20….John Henry Fleming will discuss his book, ‘We Can’t Help it…We’re From Florida’….

CONCH REPBULIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB. 13…. Black & Skabuddah from 5 to 8 pm!!!

HOG’S BREATH, FEB.13,14,15 ….1 pm, Joel Nelson…. 5 pm, RST…10 pm, Michael Veal Band

EXHIBIT AT GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY, ….5:30-8 pm …The Gallery is celebrating 43 years in Key West!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB. 13… 12 TO 5 PM, Gary Hempsey… 6:30-11 pm, Tom Taylor.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.13 & 14….Hey Monea at 9 pm.

TALK, DISCUSSION,SIGNING….FEB. 13….Lecture by Francine Klagsburn, author of ‘Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel’….at Congregation B’nai Zion at 750 United St. 6 pm….

LOUIS PETRONE’S NEW BOOK IS OUT!!!… A great gift! The book entitled, “IRMA & ME” is available to purchase online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and KoboBooks. It is Lou’s tale of how Hurricane Irma chased him to Pompano…then Atlanta and finally to Birmingham….the 12 days with the Thorntons and five other evacuees and three dogs!!! If you enjoy Louis’s daily blog…you will LOVE his new book!

THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM IS OPEN…….Located at 513 Truman Ave…Hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm every day…Admission is $7. Children under 6, and military are admitted Free. Check out the great new Museum Store. This Museum is now under the umbrella of the Art & Historical Society. Bravo Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt for all your amazing efforts….

LAST WEEK TO SEE ‘20TH CENTURY BLUES’ AT THE RED BARN, thru FEB. 17… 8 PM…Directed by Joy Hawkins and starring Marjorie Paul Shook, Peggy Montgomery, Annie Miners, Deborah Jacobson, Kathy Russ and Justin Ahearn….. a delightful play about relationships and friendships and what happens when these are challenged… Will have a four week run… Call 305-296-9911 or go to www.redbarntheatre.com for ticket reservations. We saw this show on Feb. 2 and had a thoroughly enjoyable time! Each of the actors brought something very personal and special to their roles….I found myself relating to much of the dialogue…. And you will too!

GRUNTS, FEB.13,20,27…. Peter Diamond, Tim McAlpine and Mark Rose perform from 8 to 10:30 pm.

LATEDA, FEB.13 & 20… The Fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Randy Roberts performs In the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

AT VIRGILIO’S ON FEB. 13….9 pm…it’s Skipper with Bob Macy, Geoffrey Lowe, Dave Hoffman…in back of LaTrattoria..enter on Appelrouth Lane…

VIRGILIO’S ON FEB. 20…. 9 pm…. The CRZB’s feature Skipper Kripitz, Chris Burchard, Rob DiStasi, and Geoffrey Lowe.

ROCK SOLOMON BRINGS BACK JAZZ AGE RETROSPECTACULAR….To find out more information about the Mystery Dinner with all details…. Go to www.mixdeity.com/2018_retrospectacular or call 305-570-3000.

HAND TO GOD’ OPENS IN PREVIEW AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ON FEB. 20&21 … This show is like ‘Sesame Street Meets the Exorcist’…..Directed by Murphy Davis with set design by Michael Boyer…..and starring Jerry Zoma, Jessica Miano Kruel, Michael Castellano, Nicole Nurenberg, and Cody Borah….. this play will knock you for a loop! Two lower priced preview nights… get tix at 305-294-5015 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org. These go fast so call NOW.

GET TIX NOW FOR REMAINING WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE SHOWS… Mark your calendars” … 8 pm… Production #3…. ‘ HAND TO GOD’….directed by Murphy Davis….dates, Feb. 20-March 10…..8 PM… Production #4…. A reprise of the vastly successful musical ‘AVENUE Q’…..March 27-April 14….This musical sold out every night in 2017!!! Danny Weathers, directs. Production #5….’THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE’…directed by Danny Weathers…May 2-May 26…. A comedy with music!!!! Christopher Peterson stars! Go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tix….Season Tix are on sale! You do NOT want to be disappointed.

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…All those who were traumatically affected by all the The Stashenko Family… Michael Thomas and the friends and family of Rickey West …Chuck Newman …the daughter of Susan & Stuart Kaufman for thanksgiving….Rev. Larry Hooper…Skipper Kripitz…. Bill Porter ….Mary Lynn and Donald Furth…. Pat West…..Kevin Gallagher …the repose of the soul of Teresa Wise…the family and friends of Tim Wegmen…. the repose of the soul of Bernice Schuckert … Jan Nana Cernan … Terri Seargent …Bill Welch… Charlie Allen…. Jim Cameron…. Judy Davis……Lou Ann Cymont …Shannon Farnsworth …Cheryl Walchli ….….Terri White …John Padget… ….…Snake Collins …. Dan Collins …..Eric Nelson…..Gary Rivenson …Todd Reifschneider ……Nauni Bailou… Jodyrae Campbell …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew….Brian Belanger …..Maggie & Mike Domski ……Jacob Gelt Dekker ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren … Maryann Reifschneider …Sherrey Welch …Marta White ….Walter Lepperd…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 …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.

PLEASE READ THIS ABOUT THE SOS FOUNDATION IN KEY WEST…. The SOS strives to end hunger and poverty in Monroe County…HOW? By assisting the working poor through food assistance. The people involved with this program are our real live angels on earth. They work diligently and give from the heart and their sole satisfaction is that the people they are serving are not going to bed hungry. Their mission is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Monroe County residents by ending hunger. To find out more contact Carmen Garcia at Carmen@sosmission.org. To help with funding please go to this link…. http://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMxMTg=. God bless!!

FKSPCA HAS NEW 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.

RYAN MICHAEL WOJCIK…. This new fellow in town, and one of this year’s Aqua Idol singers, is a professional makeup artist….He is available for fashion shows, weddings, events, etc. You can check his website at www.ryanmichaelwohcik.com or call him at 760-898-1323. He is also currently a bartender and server and is looking for a job. You can also contact him at that number.

****IMPORTANT…PLEASE READ….HEADS UP ON MARCH 27 & MARCH 28 CONCERT PRESENTED BY IMPROMPTU… There will be a wonderful FREE performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Conch Town’, his unfinished ballet written during his first stay in Key West, on two nights, Tuesday, March 27 and Wed., March 28….at 7 pm at The Studios, 533 Eaton St. This recently discovered piano four-hand version is followed by a discussion of how ‘Conch Town’ laid the foundation for music that Bernstein wrote thru his career….along with personal memories shared by an array of people in KW who knew Lenny! Why am I telling you all this now? Seating is limited…. AND most of all, I want all those who support the Waterfront Playhouse and Aqua Idol to be aware that the FINALE of Aqua Idol for the Waterfront Playhouse happens to be on Tuesday March 27. Sooo… if you want to attend this FREE concert, and also be at the Aqua Idol Finale, which is always fabulous….please get your reservation for Wednesday, March 28. You can do this now by emailing Jim Burnett at Ja_burnett02@yahoo.com. Only 200 persons will be allowed to be at either performance….so act NOW! And thanks for supporting the Waterfront Playhouse! And…Impromptu Concerts in Key West!!!

SOUL OF KEY WEST CALENDAR FOR 2018 ON SALE….Ralph DePalma, photographer to the entertainers in KW has a great calendar for you… Cost is $12.95 plus shipping. Special offer: buy The soul of Key West Volume I or II and get the 2018 Calendar Free. Go to www.rwdepalma.com/shop for info and ordering.

CHECK OUT WWW.KEYSTIX.COM…. Go online to see all the upcoming shows on the stage at Tennessee Williams Theatre and at other venues around town. Tix on sale NOW for many shows.

CUSTOM HOUSE EXHIBIT RUNS THRU MARCH 4…..The Key West Art & Historical Society presents …. Curious Treasures of Keys Residents….a very special event featuring an exhibit of the unique and wonderful collections of those around town… at 281 Front St….runs through March 4.

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 18 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.

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.

THE RED BARN ANNOUNCES 2018 SEASON!!!.. Jan.23 thru Feb. 17… “20th Century Blues” play centers on four women who have been lifelong friends….stars Marjorie Paul-Shook, Annie Miners, Peggy Montgomery, Deborah Jacobson, Kathy Russ and Justin Ahearn & directed by Joy Hawkins…!!!… Feb.26-March 10… “Always, Patsy Cline”….Tells the tale of Patsy Cline thru the eyes of her pen pal, Louise Seeger…stars Joy Hawkings and Christine Mild…musical direction by Jim Rice … March 20 thru April 7…. “Native Gardens”…. Hilarious new comedy starring Bob Bowersox, Rebecca Gleason, Luis Febo and Morgan Fraga…directed by Murphy Davis … April 17-May 5…stars Erin McKenna, Amber Good McDonald and Michael Castellano…. Directed by Joy Hawkins. Season Subscriptions are available that include all four main stage productions, etc. Go to www.redbarntheatre.com to see all Subscription packages, etc. For more info call 305-296-9911.

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

A PUN FOR YOU…Hold the door open for a clown. It’s a nice jester.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, FEB.14 BIRTHDAY TO…CARL McMACKIN … MARY ANN WORTH…NORMA GILMORE… CATHY WEBSTER … ATHANASIOS PROTOPSALTIS … ALAN VEN WIEREN … LINDA HULLIGAN… (Please remember LOIS KLINE and MARINA MOSHER.) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. KATE REGAN & KEN SILVERMAN … BEVERLY & BOB ARNOLD … MELODY COOPER & DAN SIMPSON … MAJ JOHNSON & TODD KLEM… ANNE & DAVE REIN…

AND OF COURSE…HEARTFELT WISHES TO ALL MY VERY SPECIAL VALENTINES … ESPECIALLY TO BOB!!!!

ASH WEDNESDAY… FEB. 14… How often does this event fall on Valentine’s Day? Don’t forget to get your ashes… At St. Mary’s you can go to service at 7:30, and 9:15 am…..Noon…. 5:30 pm…. 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. This is the start of Lent which leads up to Easter Sunday.

THE GARDENS HOTE….FEB. 14…5 to 7 pm… Take your sweetie to hear Jimmy Olson at The Gardens Hotel….Love songs will prevail! 526 Angela St.

LATEDA, FEB.14 & 21…. The Spectrelles perform at 8:30 pm…!!!!! Christopher Peterson Live at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

MANGOES PRESENTS DAVE BOOTLE!!! FEB.14-17….Every Wednesday through Saturday, Dave Bootle is rockin’ Mangoes! Mangoes is in its glory!!! People are dining, dancing, drinking and a havin’ a blast!!!! 9 to Midnight… Every time we have stopped by it has been ‘a happening.’… so many locals and familiar smiling faces!!!

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB.14…Yarn Wednesday at 5:30, 9 pm, and 11 pm.

GRUNTS, FEB.14…. Eric Levy performs from 7 to 11:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB. 14…..12-5pm, Frankendread…6:30-11pm, Raven Cooper.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.14….. Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm at the Marriott!

CONCH REPUBLIC, FEB.14,21,28….Din Allen from 5 to 8 pm.

BLUE MACAW, FEB.14….. Karri Daley performs at 7:30 pm.

** ‘UNDYING LOVE’ OPENS AT THE STUDIOS PREMIERS ON FEB.14…This is an original musical with book and music by Ben Harrison….Directed by Richard Grusin…Musical director is Larry Baeder…. Set in Key West in the 30’s, Ben Harrison’s musical tells the bizarre true story of a passion that defied death. Count von Cosel’s love affair with the deceased Elena, a former patient, was a tabloid sensation whn it was uncovered, and it still grips the imagination. The luminous Amber Good stars as Elena Hoyos and Jamie Callahan is Count von Cosel. This musical will be presented at The Studios at 533 Eaton St. at 8 pm from Feb. 14 until March 3. Feb. 14 is sold out….but there are great seats available at www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458. This show, stranger than life, will be the ‘talk of the town.’

KISS IN AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE, FEB. 14….5 to 6 pm….ALL those with love in their hearts are invited to show up in front of the Kissing Couple at the Custom House at 281 Front St….At 5 pm, the party starts with free Papa’s Pilar Rum, ‘Love Punch’… followed by a Pilar Cash Bar…live music by the fabulous Spectrelles (Will Kate Miano be with them?)….The photo and party ends with a KISS between ALL couples promptly at 6 pm…. so don’t be late!!!

35TH ANNUAL WESLEY HOUSE GALA….FEB. 14… This Valentine’s Day event at the Curry Mansion at 511 Caroline St…. 6:30- 9:30 pm…will feature some of Key West’s most talented performs…a grand silent auction, and a dinner prepared by Warren Leamard of Destination Catering. 100% of all proceeds benefit the Wesley House Family Services. VIP seating available includes early entry, a seat at a table of your choice, located near the performers, a separate dining area… and two VIP bars which will include upgraded spirits. Get tix at www.keystix.com NOW!

MAX WEINBERG JUKEBOX SHOW ON FEB. 14….Drummer will perform at Key West Theater at 8 pm….512 Eaton St

CHEF’S TABLE & WINE DINNER AT THE SAINT, FEB. 21…..$120 PER PERSON… 417 Eaton St…. Food by Chef Andrew Nguyen… an amazing cuisine with wine pairing is being planned…. Only 20 seats…. Call 786-574-9343 or 305-304-6762 to reserve. We are very excited to be attending this event!!!! The menu made me swoon!

A BLUE TARP FASHION SHOW….FEB. 28…..Get tix NOW for this sure-to-be fab event…to benefit Sister Season Fund/Wesley House….Presented by The Mystic Krewe of Key West….. at The Curry Mansion, 511 Caroline St…..6:30-8:30 pm…. VIP Reception & Seats $250… General Runway Seating is $75. For reservations go to https://squareup.com/store/kreweofkeywest. Note: I was asked to be one of the Judges!!!!

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION….FEB. 28….There will be a special birthday bash to celebrate Williams’s birthday at the home of Bert Whitt & Dennis Beaver, 1207 Whitehead St. Tix for this event are $90 for members and $100 for non. It includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment. For more info go to www.twkw.org/events or call 305-295-6616 ex: 115.

WRITERS & POETS ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT ENTRIES….Time to enter the short story and poetry contests connected with the Tennessee Williams Birthday…. Submission fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students….Submit via www.kwahs.org no later than March 5.

HAPPY FEB. 15 BIRTHDAY TO…CAROL TEDESCO … ANDREW GONZALEZ….. (Please remember Larry Harvey & Alan Ferguson.)

**‘HAND TO GOD’ OPENING NIGHT AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, FEB. 22…..This is a show that ‘everyone’ will be abuzz about! It is an outrageous comedy about 3 troubled teens who attend a Christian Puppet Ministry….Things take a very twisted and demented turn when student, Jason, creates a hand puppet that is possessed with a Satanic personality of its own, contrasting with Jason’s meek demeanor. This show was a big hit on Broadway in 2015…. Nominated for multiple Tonys…receiving raves from the New York Times!… There will be a fab After Party on Opening Night only…. Get tix now at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.

AWARD-WINNING “NIGHT OF THE LIVING” OPENS FEB. 15….At The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….This is the wild story of Mia and Marshall who confront intimated & difficult choices of their lives both with humorous and heartbreaking moments as a Zombie pandemic quietly infect the couple’s world. Stars, Carolyn Cooper and Julio Trinidad. Show runs Feb. 15-17…Feb. 20-23… Feb.27, March1-3…..Get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com. Will be presented in the Back Room space at the KW Theater.

BILL MELCHIOR ETNTERTAINS AT KEY WEST BITE…FEB.15,22….Smooth as silk singer, Bill Melchior, last year’s Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol winner, is entertaining at the Key Bite from 6 to 8 pm. Great spot for dining and good listening!

BO’S FISHWAGON, FEB.15,22…..Every Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm…. the Magnolia Band performs… a unique blend of Cajun, country and bluegrass…Led by singer, Maggie Mniz with Steve Gibson on the Mandolin and Chuck Sherman on pedal steel…. Get ready for a toe tappin’ evening! Located on Caroline at William St.

GRUNTS, FEB.15,22…. The Shanty Hounds from 7 to 10 pm.

GREEN PARROT, FEB. 15….Billy the Squid at 5:30….. Fish Out of Water at 9 and 11 pm.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP NOW ON THURS. & FRIDAYS FEB.15,16,22,23… 7:30-10 pm….1128 Simonton St….Get tix at www.comedykeywest.com. Every Thursday & Friday night. Laugh your keaster off!!! $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

AT THE GARDENS, FEB. 15,22….Jimmy Olson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB. 15… Michael McCloud, 12-5… 6:30-11pm, Malcolm & the Fiddle….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.15,16,17…Hey Monea at 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl at 9 pm.

LATEDA, FEB.15 & 22……3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm till 11:30 pm…in the Lounge! Randy Roberts performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!

TAVERN N TOWN FEB.15,22….Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, FEB.15… 5 TO 9 PM, Rick Fusco…

AT THE STUDIOS…FEB. 15….First Thursday event….6 to 8 pm…A plethora of marvelous artwork from a variety of artists….Carrie Disrud, Letty Nowak, and more. 533 Eaton St.

SETH GLIER IN CONCERT, FEB.15… 7 pm at The Studios….Grammy-nominated musician and songwriter echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel…. Go to www.tskw.org for tix. 533 Eaton St.

THE GIN GAME” OPENS ON FEB. 15…..This will be presented by the FRINGE at the KW Women’s Club at 319 Duval St…. 7:00 pm. get tix at 305-731-0581 or go to www.fringetheater.org. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play stars Dan Bearden and Vanessa McCaffrey in the roles made famous by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. I know this will be a wonderful play to see. Directed by John Reynolds Show dates are Feb.15-18 and Feb. 21-24.

JESSE COLIN YOUNG ON FEB. 15…Folk singer will be at Key West Theater at 8 pm… 512 Eaton St.

MARTINA BEVIS IN CONCERT, FEB.22… The beautiful and talented Classical Guitarist, Martina Bevis will present her concert as part of the Chamber Music & Conversation Series at St. Paul’s Church at 7 pm….401 Duval St. Tix are $30.. all proceed go to support the Southernmost Chamber Music society.

JEFFERSON STARSHIP AT KW THEATER, FEB. 22…..512 Eaton St…. Go to www.thekeywesttheater.com for reservations.

BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY, MARCH 15 & 16….A head’s up on this event sponsored by FRINGE Theater and presented at The Studios at 7 pm. Key West Legends, Vincent Zito and Bobby Nesbitt lead a stellar cast celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the birth of the amazing Leonard Bernstein whose Broadway works include On the Town, West Side Story, Peter Pan and others….Performing will be these marvelous entertainers….Bobby Nesbitt, Susie Speidel, Susan Powell, Richard White, Jono Mainelli and Vincent Zito! Get tix NOW at www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458.

WOMEN OF INTEGRITY AND MEN OF VALOR HONOREES NAMED… DINNER ON MARCH 22…. Honorees have been named by Samuel’s House… Congratulations to…. SKIPPER KRIPITZ (ARTS)… REV. TERRI HILL… DR. JOHN NORRIS (Medical Service) …. Dr. JULIE FLOYD (MEDICAL SERVICE) JOHN TRAVADO (Circle of Heroes)…. DANNY & MURANO HUGHES (CIRCLE OF HEROES)….SPOTTSWOOD FAMILY, ROBERT SPOTTSWOOD & CLIFF TAYLOR (CIRCLE OF Heroes)…HELEN GARCIA…. TOM GRAY…. PHYLLIS MICHAELIS…. CAPT. SEAN BRANDENBURG…BILL BECKER. Info on getting tix for this Honoree Dinner will be forthcoming.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY….So much to be thankful for…..For Nancy Moulton, Jeffrey Grosky, Abby Moore & Jim Hall & Billy Cartledge for a wonderful Aquarius evening…. For getting to see special Chippewa Lake friends, who, tired of the frigid winter in Ohio, visited our Island & they are Joan & Chuck Armbruster, Christy and Byron Barlow, Greg & Basia Chaplin and Pam Saffle and her Teddy…. For the wonderful TV show, THIS IS US…. For Christopher Elwell….. for a wonderful concert given by Bobby Nesbitt and Carmen Rodriguez who just keep getting better and better!

HAPPY FEB. 16 BIRTHDAY TO…SHIRLEY FREEMAN … ARLENE DOTY… PHIL SHELDON … QUEEN KATHLEEN GREER… DONALD SCHIFF… (Please remember my brother Fred Stevens today.)

AQUA SIDE BAR BENEFIT…..FEB. 16….Benefit for The Sons & Daughters of Italy…and their KWHS Scholarship Fund…. Drawing will take place from 4-8 during for the Taste of Italy gourmet dinner prepared in your home for 8 lucky guests. 504 Angela St.

FISH FRY FRIDAY AT ST. MARY’S, FEB. 16 & 23.….5 to 7:30 pm…..All proceeds benefit the School at St. Mary’s. Dinner is $12….served in the Klaus Murphy Center. Baked or fried fish, conch fritters, pasta salad and dessert. ALL invited.

AT THE TROPIC…. FEB.16-FEB.22….BLACK PANTHER…..2018 NOMINATED SHORT FILM :ANIMATED…..2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILM LIVE ACTION…. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN….I, TONYA…

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB. 16…. Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB. 16,23…. Michael Robinson and Eric Haley entertain from 5 to 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB. 16….noon to 5, Michael McCloud… 6:30-11 pm, Happy dog Band.

HOG’S BREATH, FEB. 16 & 17… 1 PM, Barry Cuda I Kenny Fradley….5 pm, RST…. 10 pm, Mike Veal Band….

LATEDA…FEB. 16 & 23….3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm… Christopher Peterson performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

GREEN PARROT, FEB.16&17…Mia Borders at 5:30, 9 and 11 PM.

LEGION MARKETPLACE, FEB.16.23… Every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm, 5610 College Rd. …call 305-294-7117 for info.

OLD ISLAND HOME TOUR, FEB. 16 & 17…. 10 AM TO 4 PM…. Go to www.keystix.com for tix and information.

AN ARTS & EATS EVENT FROM THE STUDIOS OF KW, FEB. 16…. Hosts are former Commissioner Shirley Freeman and Harvey Server at their beautiful Eaton Street Home….Biker Attire Welcome….$75 per guest….Get tix for an all-American cookout with the rare chance to visit ‘Harvey’s Harley Hall Museum’…see his private collection housing 70 years of Harley Davidson memorabilia. Climb atop one of Harveys Hogs for a photo op and go wild with a henna tattoo. Burgers, brats & all the fixuns are served from Destination Catering’s food truck plus beer and Shirley’s high octane punch. Ride out with biker swag and a custom tee shirt to commemorate the occasion! Get tix at www.tskw.org or call305-296-0458.

KEY WEST BURLESQUE, FEB.16 &17…. AT Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….. Theme is ‘Key West, we Love You: A Love-Filled Revue’….A follies style revue show with all time fave performers including the Evil Hate Monkey, Kitten and Lou, Moana Amour, Cheeky Derriere, Chief Peach, Dark and Stormy, and more….Showtime is 8 pm … go to www.thekeywesttheater.com or call 305-985-0433 for tix. The fabulous TaTah Du Jour should be congratulated on her fun, creative and dynamic shows!!!

TRUMAN’S WALKING TOUR, FEB.16….Follow along the same path that Harry S. Truman took as he took his daily strolls. Tix include 1) ‘Get a Heart Starter’…made up of a shot of Bourbon and a glass of orange juice…Replica Truman Athletic Club T-shirt and 45 minute walking tour…at 111 Front St… meet at 4…Tour starts at 4:30 pm… Members , $25 , non, $30 in advance…. $35 at the door.

DEADLINE FOR ‘FROM A WOMAN’S HAND’ ART EXHIBIT IS FEB.23….KW Art & Historical Society invites Fla Keys Women to apply for the March 16-July 15 exhibit at the Custom House. All women artists are invited to enter a work of art. Entry fee is $15…Only one entry per person. All mediums and themes will be considered. Work must have been completed within the last 3 years. Artist notification is Feb. 28….For more info go to www.kwahs.org or call 305-295-6616, X: 112.

PICO & CHOWN AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, FEB.23.24…at 8 pm at 111 Front St. Get tix for this musical pair’s show at www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com or call 305-294-9911.

LIBBY YORK AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, MARCH 9…. Jazz singer Libby York will appear at 7:30 pm at the Truman Little White House on Front St….accompanied by the talented Ted Howe. It should be a night of lovely melodies and song.

HAPPY FEB.17 BIRTHDAY TO…JIM HALL…KAYLA TOLLEN… ANDREW FLORIO … KATHEY FATICA … MARY O’SHEA… (Please remember ROSALIE ZITO & LEON WILLIAMS.)

FUNDRAISER IN CONNIE GILBERT’S MEMORY….FEB. 17….There will be a benefit to help out the the NOW Scholarship fundraiser…. in town that the late, great Connie supported….from 2-6 pm at Camille’s Restaurant at 1202 Simonton St….Some of Key West’s most talented female vocalists will be entertaining… all invited to this special event organized by Skipper Kripitz! There will also be a live orchid auction….

MINI REVIEW OF ‘AND THE TONY GOES TO’….seen on FEB. 10…We, along with a huge audience, were dazzled, delighted and totally enthralled with the recent South Florida Symphony’s presentation of ‘Ant The Tony Goes to..’…starring the magnificent LIZ CALLAWAY….known for her roles at Grizabella in CATS and Ellen in MISS SAIGON….This was a spectacular evening indeed.! With a voice as clear as a bell….Liz had us all in the palm of her hand as she wove her musical story along with brilliant musical accompaniment by the Symphony….who were at their sublime best! Congratulations and thank you to Sebrina Alfonson on this amazingly beautiful concert…. And a special bravo to Davron Monroe, who joined with Liz for several breathtaking duets. This gifted tenor will be in next year’s Symphony production of Porgy and Bess! That will be a don’t miss!

BOOK & BAKE SALE….FEB.17… The American Assoc. of University Women will hold its annual book and bake sale from 9 am to 3 pm in front ot Fausto’s at 522 Fleming St.

LATEDA, FEB. 17 & 24… 3 Sum performs at 8:30 pm… Randy Roberts in the Crystal room at 9 pm.

GARDEN SPEAKER ON FEB. 17…1:30 pm at Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden, it’s Alison Higgins presenting…..5210 College Rd. on Stock Island.

SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN, FEB. 17,24….FREE sailing lessons from 9:45 am to noon on Saturdays…. No experience required….Call 305-292-5993 for info … located at 705 Palm Dr.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, FEB.17…..Oren from noon to 4 pm…. Tony Baltimore from 5 to 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB. 17…Michael McCloud at noon to 5…. Raven Cooper band from 6:30-11 pm.

ISLE COOK, FEB.17,24…. 218 Whitehead St….2 to 3:30 pm…. regional wine and food event every Saturday….everyone is talking about how great this is! Go to www.islecookkeywest.com for info and details!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.17,24….The incomparable Bobby Nesbitt performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.17,24…. Megan Constantine performs from 5 to 7 pm.

BOURBON & BBQ COOKOFF, FEB. 17….On the grounds of Little White House… a night of history, great BBQ and craft cocktails….. hear from author, A.J. Baime.. Tix include cocktail tasting, BBQ with coleslaw, potato salad, bread… cash bar…and exclusive book signing. At 111 Front St. 4 to 6 pm… Members, $40… Non, $50… at door, $60. Get tix a www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com.

GARDENFEST & NATIVE PLANT SALE, FEB. 17 & 18….At the KW Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden….10 am to 4 pm….located at 5210 College Rd….Choose from over 1,500 plants, etc.

KEY WEST AUTHOR’S BOOK FAIR…. FEB. 24….10 am to 3 pm at the Oldest House Museum & Gardens at 322 Duval St….FREE to attend. Books signings by authors, readings, comp mimosas and pastry, brilliant conversation, a grand day in the garden! Sponsored by SeaStory Press. Authors: $25 for space… Set up at 9 am… bring your own table…register online at SEASTORY PRESS. All authors bring own table, set ups, etc. Writers must register in advance.

53RD ANNUAL OLD ISLAND DAYS ART FESTIVAL, FEB. 24 & 25….10 am to 5 pm…. At Whitehead St. and Caroline…. Free to attend…. Call 305-294-1243 for info.

EXPLORE THE STOCK ISLAND ART STUDIOS, MARCH 10…. 11 am to 4 pm…. A self-guided tour of artists open studios… Go online to www.stockislandstudios.com to get the preview and the map!!! ALL invited to discover this wonderful arts community!

HAPPY FEB18 BIRTHDAY TO…NICHOLAS McBRIDE … JODI WEINHOFER … WALLY CLARK … NJORA GAVEN-SMYTH… ALEKSANDER PROTOPSALTIS ….(Please remember Gary Adkins and Dottie Schwartz.)

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, FEB. 18….Bill & Maggie Anderson will entertain, bringing a story songs, bluegrass, and recently written music in the acoustic tradition. Their performance is filled with humor and appeal……..come and enjoy coffee, soulful sounds and listen and learn… 11:00 am at 600 Eaton St.

TENNIS FUNDRAISER, FEB. 18…. Keys to be the Change Fundraiser,,,, 9:30 am …Doubles Round Robin…. Breakfast & Lunch Included…. Cost is $50 per person…. Sign up at paradisetennisflkeys@gmail.com. At 1800 Atlantic blvd.

KEY WEST ARTISAN MARKET, FEB. 18…. 10 am to 2 pm at The Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton St…..Lots of fab booths, with crafts, food, jewelry, wine, writers booths, live music, etc. You are encouraged to walk or ride bikes as parking is difficult.

FLA KEYS SOUTHERNMOST CAR CLUB SHOW & SHINE, FEB. 18…From noon to 3 pm at sugarloaf Lodge at MM17…See some amazing classic, custom and street rod vehicles ….. FREE to attend…. Prizes, food, cold drinks available… Music will be heard from the 50’s & 60’s….For more info call Dick Moody at 305-942-1758.

NEW VENUE FOR SHOWS IN TOWN..STARTS FEB. 18….Every Sunday from 6:30-8 pm, there will be a whole new series of local acts at Aqua Nightclub’s Main Front Stage at 711 Duval St. Created by Ric Dery, tickets are available on www.Evenbrite.com and all ticket sales go to the performer. If you are interested in doing a show during this time slot at the Side Bar, contact Ric Dery at 305-393-3092. Or email him at keywestdery@gmail.com. Brilliant idea!

GERRI LOUISE GATES ON FEB. 18….Local comedienne, Gerri Louise will be the first to inaugurate the stage at these Sunday Shows…6:30 pm… Gerri is hilarious, and will have your roaring with laughter. Tix are $15 and buy in advance at www.evenbrite.com or at the door.

GODDESS GALORE ON FEB. 25…. Ric Dery AKA Goddess Galore…. Will be coming ‘out of retirement’ to present ‘her’ in your face show at 6:30 pm at 711 Duval St.

****GET TIX NOW… FOR MARCH 18 PARADISE BIG BAND!!!….Get tix NOW for the next fabulous presentation of PARADIS BIG BAND….on the MAIN Stage of the Tennessee Williams Theatre!…8 pm!!!! These wonderful, local and dedicated musicians led by the marvelous JOE DALLAS are nothing short of marvelous! I urge you to support this Key West Treasure!!! Let’s all try to be there and fill up that theatre, and enjoy Key West’s VERY OWN Paradise Big Band!!! Go to www.keystix.com or call 305-296-1520!!!! You will take them to your hearts!!! Note that guest vocalists will be a FABULOUS FOURSOME!!! BOBBY NESBITT…. CARMEN RODRIGUEZ…. RANDY ROBERTS….AND LIBBY YORK! It does not get any better than this, folks!!! will be joining the Paradise Big Band that night!!!!

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.18….It’s Peter Diamond & Friends featuring The Wisconsin Jazz Orgy!!! at the Gardens from 5 to 7:30 pm. 526 Angela St. Note that Valerie Hoh will have her fab annual trunk sale and fashion show from 4 to 6:30 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB18… 9 pm, Marshall Morlock Band

HOG’S BREATH, FEB.18….1 pm, Chris Thomas….5 pm, RST…. 10 pm, Mike Veal Band.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, FEB.18…. Noon to 4 pm, Turner Harrison… 5 to 9 pm, TBA

GREEN PARROT, FEB18… Jazz at 1 pm. 5:30 Soundcheck, Mia Borders.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB18 & 25…Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….6:30-11 pm…Island Time Duo….

KEY WEST THEATER, FEB. 18….Ram’s Head presents Rumours, a Fleetwood Mack Tribute Band… 512 Eaton St.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.18…. Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm.

LATEDA, FEB.18 & 25…. TEA Dance at 4 pm…. 3 Sum performs at 8:30 pm.

TIX ON SALE FOR ‘TASTE OF ITALY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH’…The Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2436 present this event….a chance drawing to win a five course Italian dinner for 8 served in your own home….You will be able to choose from multiple menus and multiple dates to plan your perfect Italian evening. Chef, Mac McCausland, and servers will come to your home and prepare and serve your feast for eith. Ticket donation is $5 each or 5 tix for $20. Get tix from Lodge Members and at Lady Nails in the Overseas Market. Drawing will take place on Friday Feb. 16 from 4-8 pm DURING THE Arrivederci Roma Fundraiser being held at the Side Bar, 504 Angela St. For more info call Cindy at 305-942-9748.

***BOBBY NESBITT & CARMEN RODRIGUEZ AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, FEB. 18 & 19 … Get tix NOW for this wonderful show…. 8 pm…. call 305-294-9911……. We saw this show on Feb. 12 and loved every single second of it and YOU will too!!!! Do not miss!

**RED HOT, RED BARN GALA, FEB. 18… Buy tix now for this annual event…6 to 9 pm at The Oldest House at 322 Duval St. Catered by Iron Chefs…Open Bar…. Dance Music, and silent auction…. $125 per person… get tix at www.redbarntheatre.com/tickets or call 305-296-9911..

8TH ANNUAL PRESIDENTIAL FAMILY FORUM, FEB. 18….Join a panel consisting of Clifton Truman Daniel and Mary Jean Eisenhower on the Whitehouse lawn… panel moderated by AJ Baime….tix include refreshments, cash bar and program… 111 Front St…. Members $35 non-members $45… at door, $50. Get tix at www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com.

THE SUNDAY RAMBLE AT KW THEATER, FEB. 18… Get tix now….guests Chris Toler, Lance Taylor, Marjorie Lee and Jerrod Isaman.

IMPROMPTU CONCERT….THE KOTONA TWINS… FEB, 25….Hungarian born Identical twins,…classical must see performers….. a symphony for two…. Not only fabulous musicians but adorable too! At St. Paul’s Church…. 401 Duval St… $20 at the door or in advance at www.keywestimpromptu.org.

MICHAEL McDONALD PERFORMS ON FEB. 28….Rams Head brings this fab Doobee Brothers singer to perform one night only on the Sunset Green at 24 North Hotel on N.Roosevelt Blvd….. For tix contact 24 North Hotel…or the Key West Theater.

FRINGE THEATER INVITES YOU, ON MARCH 4… To a New Orleans Jazz Brunch…. 12:30 pm at the KW Women’s Club….319 Duval St…. Tix are $100 and available at www.fringetheater.org or call 305-731-0581… hosted by the Fringe Board…. Full open bar complete with beer,wine, Bloody Marys and Mimosas, and Kitty Clements famous Rum Punch!

HAPPY FEB. 19 BIRTHDAY TO… KEN SILVERMAN…SHAWN MONTGOMERY … BRIAN HALL … NANCY HOLLAND… MARTHA DOOLEY … DAVE MOORE … JOE CLERICO… JUANITA HUBER … ANTHONY PICONE…NANCY YEHYAWI…

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES, FEB. 19…. Stephen Kitsakos will speak at the KW Theater at 512 Eaton St.…. as part of the FOL Series…. 6 pm. Free to attend. You do not want to miss what this brilliant fellow has to say in regard to just about everything!

GINGERBREAD GALLERY, FEB. 19 TO THE 26TH…. Opening Reception on 2/19 ….5:30-8 pm …featuring the art of Todd Bonita and Jane Washburn….1207 Duval St.

ARTIST RECEPTION AT GILDEA GALLERY…. FEB. 19… 5 to 7 pm…There will be a reception for Jean Pederson, who is a teacher at the Studios of KW on Feb. 22-24. Address is 522 Southard St.

THE PERRY HOTEL ON STOCK ISLAND, FEB. 19….Libby York and Tim McAlpine will be performing at the Matt’s Patio Bar…..On Shrimp Rd. … this new fab hotel has Libby there for a couple of weeks… show up and show support and it may be prolonged. 6 to 8 pm… great restaurant….. come and enjoy this great new spot.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.19,26… The Bahama Boys, 5 to 8 pm…

GREEN PARROT….FEB. 19….Paul Cebar at 9 and 11 pm.

HOGS BREATH, FEB.19… 1 PM, Zack Seemiller… 5 pm, Copper Sky…10 pm, Matthew Curry Band.

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB.19… 5 PM, Scott Kirby…9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.19,26… Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.19 & 26…Raven Cooper , noon to 5 pm… Black & Skabuddah!!!… 6:30-11 pm.

LATEDA….FEB. 19…..at 9 pm, It’s the fabulous Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons show!!

PLAYS OUT LOUD, FEB.19…..6:30 PM AT The Women’s Club….Join the Fringe as they read scenes from Arthur Miller’s All My Sons….This is a casual, no –pressure reading of a play. You can come and read or just listen. No fee….donation for beer or wine.

MARY LOU HOOVER FOR COMMISSIONER, KICKOFF PARTY, FEB. 26…. You are invited to attend this rally from 5 to 7 pm at Salute 1000 Atlantic Blvd…. Complimentary nibbles and cash bar…. RSVP a must…. To MLHoover@mindspring.com. Come to the party and support my friend, Mary Lou!

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….The second mouse gets the cheese.

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

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.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH? Classes will be held on Mondays in the Klaus Murphy Center at St. Mary’s on Truman….7:15 pm to 8:30… Classes are for those interested in becoming a Catholic or finding more about your faith… or if you have not been confirmed and want to be…. Call 305-797-0656 for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEED AT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM…. Needed are volunteers to welcome guests on Sunday afternoons from noon to 5 pm….at 513 Truman Ave…..For info call Dennis Beaver, curator at 305-294-3121.

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.

BEN HARRISON’S MUSICAL “UNDYING LOVE”…… Key West’s OWN, the multi-talented Ben Harrison, wrote first a book on Count Carl von Cosel….and then the Musical, “UNDYING LOVE”.. He, and many of his supportive fans, are hoping that the production of this musical will take place at The Studios of KW Feb.14-March 3, 2018…. A fundraising campaign is being launched to guarantee the success of “Undying Love’ Make a donation that will guarantee reserved seats for the Valentine’s Day 2018 premier! To donate go to https://tskw.org/undying-love/.

TERRI WHITE NEEDS FINANCIAL HELP… The Go Fund Me account set up to help Terri with her continued health situation… Go to https://www.gofundme.com/terri-white-medical-fund?ssid=805222351&pos=1 . Please be generous. Thank you…and keep Terri in your thoughts and prayers.

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:…..Admission is FREE….Self-guided tours are available to locals and visitors at the Tennessee Williams Exhibit located at 513 Truman just off Duval. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm…Mon.-Sat. Many new items are on display, including memorabilia collected while the Exhibit was on loan to the Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba…..Also on display is Williams’ 1932 Univ. of Mo. Yearbook, Savitar, in which one of his early poems is given a full page. Videos provide info about the life & work of the iconic author who made KW home for 34 years. For more info or to request a guided tour, go to twkw.org, phone DENNIS Beaver at 305-842-1666 or email exhibit@twkw.org.

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 PISCES PERSONALITY….FEBRUARY 20 THRU MARCH 20TH!!!

This is either the sign of the saint or the sinner…or BOTH rolled into one! The symbol of Pisces are two fish swimming in different directions….and this describes the way Pisces can hit the heights or sink to the lowest depths. It’s a sign of extremes. Pisceans often come off as ‘otherworldly’….they are swayed by their emotions. The result is that Pisces is the sign of the Dreamer…the Visionary…the Saint! One of the most outstanding attributes of a Piscean is their kindness. They have a bottomless reservoir of compassion for others, even when they suspect they are being conned by them. They work hard for their favorite charities or local good causes….though you may not know anything about it as they don’t like advertising their good works. Many Pisceans say they go through life as in a dream, drifting and floating and at the mercy of whatever fate has to offer them. They have a great capacity to show emotion, and are easily moved to tears by TV shows that present suffering. They also struggle to face up to harsh reality. They hate unpleasant situations, harsh facts, and confrontations. They hate the awfulness of what is in the news….preferring to look at the world through rose colored glasses. They can actually deceive themselves into thinking things are better than they really are. They wear their heart on their sleeve, and what a huge heart they have!

They are born romantics, but that makes them very sensitive to hurt and pain. They pour out their affection to their favorite people. Most Pisceans are faithful…but some have a big capacity for deception and may be juggling a string of lovers! They see the best in others, which is why they have so many admirers. However, it also puts them at risk of potential heartbreak because it makes them blind to a loved one’s failings. The best signs for a Pisces are Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio, Libra, and Capricorn.

Pisceans are drawn to professions that are incredibly glamorous and artistic or those involving service to others. They are interested in careers as actors, photographers, dancers, designers, the cosmetic industry, and fashion. Many devote their lives to looking after others especially in hospitals, prisons and hospices. They can be totally self-sacrificing. They may also be attracted to the religious or contemplative life. Needless to say many are also living on the wrong side of the law. The best signs for a Piscean are Libra….Scorpio….Cancer and another Pisces.

WE LOVE OUR PISCES FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS & WISH THEM A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

2/20….David Ruthenberg….Stephen Hammond… Connie Cyr… (Please remember Sanford Birdsy.)

2/21…..Traci Reynolds…Brian Holden…Marti Roberts…Suzanne Coleman…Richie Ciavolino…Terry Zawacki…Dean Dressler…Joyce Ray…

2/22…..Vicky Martin….Stephen ‘Sunshine’ Sunday….Teresa Long…Robert Nead…John Becker Good….Carlos Warner … (Please remember Edith Amsterdam.)

2/23…..Neal Ruchman…Jeffrey Ware…Justin Patrick Riley…Matt Thue……(.Please remember Bud Gruber and Fred Gasser.)

2/24…..Jeffrey Grosky……Ed Stevens…Marjorie Callen…Mark Springer ….Alberta Jackson…(Please remember Trip Hoffman.)

2/25…..Will Nethaway…Elaine Nosser….Kathy Hollering…Jim Bof…Leigha Fox…Chrissy Billimoria

2/26…..Charlie Allen…Paul Cotton…Al Romano…Ryan Michael Wojcik….(Please remember Larry Douglas.)

2/27…..Kevin Ware….…Larraine Tacke…Dan Metzler…John Schafer…Scott Zimmerman…Jim Robinson… Tommy Terpening…(Please remember John Turner.)

2/28…Bill Regardie….Brent Barrett…Nancy Lopez…Gary Zimmerman …(Please remember Dottie Faber…)

3/1…..Donald Booth…Ralph Garcia…Brad Burgess…Nolden…

3/2…Kristen Ryan…Sharon Mulvey…Michael McCabe …Jeff Bohland …Mo Brenneman…Ric Palmer…Hal Cosec…

3/3….Dana Day…Martha Resk

3/4…..Mary Jane Bondesen…Sara Clark…Linda Solomon…Nick Batty…Trevor DeVooght..Sheila Cullen …

3/5…..Teresa Wallace…Carey Moore…Nancy Seidel…Chuck Newman …

3/6…..Derrick Traylor…Elle Taylor…Greg Gotches…Debbie Josiah…Shakti Assouline…Harry Hoen…Maria Butcher…

3/7…..Judith Zabar…Michael Robinson….Wayne Guidoti…Wayne VonHest…Zubin Medora…

3/8…Joyce Stahl…Tim Dahms…Richard Badar…Eric Neiger…

3/9…..Chad Newman…Michael Epting…Ken Lasky…Shanna Frechette…John Meanix

3/10…Karen Lane….Ricky Ritzel…Surrey Westrupp…

3/11…..Tony Martinez…Patti Spot Sprague…Robin Kaplan…Jerry Coleman…Babe Robinson

3/12…..Janice Elwell….Pat West…Matthew Helmerich…Michelle Grahl…Rev. Larry Hooper …Dee Johnson…Bob Bowersox…Eugene Robinson…Maggie Domski …Gerri Cicchinelli …(Please take time to remember our dear friend, JACK COLLINS!)

3/13….Peter Rysman…Bob Leiby…Barbara Bowers…Ryan Keiser…….Peter Batty Jr….Kristen Michelle… Larry O’Connor …Minoo Billimoria…

3/14…..Peter Batty Sr….Scott Hoover…Melissa Ingram….Trey Gerrald……Paul Kruger …Kimberly Tomai…Jeffrey Muir …(Please remember Eugene Cernan.)

3/15…..Kathleen Peace…Gordon Ross…Tandin….Martha Robinson….Trice Denny…Kent Henry…David Forest …Heartsong Moore …David Troy Francis…Michelle Wishmyer

3/16…Kyla Piscopinck…Pamela Gasser…

3/17……Scott Pridgen ….Laurie Breakwell…Gary Wallace…Susan Kent …Lucy Barker … Christopher Santry…Ed Krane … Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ALL!!!!… (Please remember Bob Rybicki!!!)

3/18…Flower Conroy…Sandy Sujak…Mary Thixton…Anne Rein

3/19…Janet Bengel…Sophia Stevens…Debbie Baxter…(Remember John Wiebe.) Happy St. Joseph’s Day to all my favorite Joes’!

3/20…..Terri Wilson…Carol Moore…(Please remember Jim Nolan!)

HAPPY PISCES ANNIVERSARY TO…..

2/20…Bert Whitt & Dennis Beaver…

2/28…..Harrold Berry and Steve Andres

2/29…..Karl & Stacy Stahl

3/1…..Liz & John Cobley…

3/5…. Glenda & Michael Rowley

3/7….Luis & Anna Cobo….

3/9….Jim & Cindy Cameron ….. Larry & Dee Johnson

3/10…..Carole & Steve Sonstein….

3/13….Diane & Peter Strong…

3/15…Tom Thayer & John McDonald…

3/16….Melissa & Jeff Lang….Debra Dean & Patrick Lawler…Leda & Stewart Andrews….Clayton & Pam Lopez…Jeremy & Kim Wilkerson….

3/17…..Marti & Kip Larson….Carol & Tom Ratcliffe…Anne O’Shea & Brian Quattrini…..

3/18….Judy and Skip Davis

3/19…Maryann & Ned Reifschneider…Eric & Michelle Grahl…Fred & Rita Troxel…

3/20…..Ray Baker & Joe Viana…

If you are one of those interesting Pisceans, please let me know if any of the above description pertains to you. If you would like to be on the Lists please send me your birth month and day (not year) plus your anniversary month and day if applicable. Send to me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net.

Love to you and happy remembering!!!!

Lynda

Little Palm Island

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