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Friday, April 19, 2019


HERE COMES PETER COTTONTAIL!!!  

 APRIL 19 THRU APRIL 25 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

 

HAPPY APRIL 19 BIRTHDAY TO….JIM SALEM … WALTER SCHMIDA … JACKIE O’NEIL…..                                                                                                           HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. JOE & BETH PIZZO….AND…. RIC DERY & TANDIN BUGUB..

 

**** ‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’, APRIL 19&20….. WOW!  RUN… DO NOT WALK… TO GET TIX TO THIS HOT HOT HOT SHOW AT THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!  We, along with a sold out audience at the Waterfront Playhouse saw this marvelous show on opening night!!!  Perfectly cast… Melanie Keller and Tim Torre…… brilliantly directed by Patrick New….…. Sensational set design by Michael Boyer…. You do NOT want to miss this new show at the Waterfront Playhouse!  Get tix NOW at 305-294-5015 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org and choose your seats to this BIG NEW HIT at the best theater in Key West!  Tell all your friends not to miss this superb show… thoughtful, provocative, brilliant, titillating, and HOT HOT HOT!!!!!  DO NOT MISS!!!!!!   Twas a night to remember!!!!!!  Yowza Yowza Yowza!!!!!!!

 

*******PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….  As a proud Board Member of the Waterfront Playhouse for 13 years, I am hoping that you will take the time to read the following. Theaters aren’t able to rely on Ticket Sales alone to keep them going…that is only a tiny part of it.  In order to continue to present the kind of quality theater you have come to expect from us, we need YOU to help! If you are already a MEMBER of the Waterfront Playhouse Family, I ask that you consider deepening your commitment financially by becoming a member at a higher level than you had before.  Each level provides special perks and privileges….  BUT, the important thing is to look at it as not so much as ‘what you can get out of your membership’ but what you are giving and doing to provide Key West with the BEST Theater experience possible!  If you have Never been a Member of the Waterfront Playhouse before…. I hope you will realize that we NEED YOUR HELP and support more than ever!…now right NOW!  You can go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 to order your membership….and you can see the Breakdown of what each Level of Membership provides.  You will be helping us beyond words….On April 14 you will have a chance to become a member or renew your membership of the Waterfront Playhouse for the 2019-20 Season… read on….

 

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON!!!!… A full house was in attendance, waiting with baited breath to hear all about the next season of shows at The Waterfront Playhouse…. And the presentation did NOT disappoint…. everyone was thrilled with the announcement!!!  Mark your calendars as you will NOT want to miss a single show! 

1) ‘HAIR’ in Concert, Nov. 22,23,24,&25…..

2)  ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’, Dec.12-28…..

 

3)  ‘GLASS’…. (world premiere by Michael Amin), Jan. 16-Feb. 1….

4)  ‘PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…The  Musical!!! ..March 5 thru March 28….

5) ‘AMERICAN BUFFALO’…. David Mamet play, April 16 thru May 2…

6)  ‘BEEHIVE’…the 60’s Musical….May 21-June 6!!!!

 

PLUS…. Waterfront Playhouse ON THE EDGE SHOWS!!!! 

1)‘SHREK, JR.’ Waterfront Playhouse Youth Theater  Aug. 2 & 3 

2) ‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’…. Starring Christopher Peterson… Oct. 19-Oct. 25. 3) ‘THE INFORMER’.. by Bertold Brecht… Nov. 3 & 4 and 10 &11.

4) ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL…. Feb. 12,13,14,15… stars Tracey Conyer as Billie Holliday.

5) ‘TRUNK MATERIAL 2’… and evening of great songs performed by the cast members of ‘PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’… March 15 only.                                          6)  ‘BASH’, April 19 & 20

 

****OPEN AUDITIONS!!!!  MAY 5 AT 2 PM….  All actors out there… The Waterfront Playhouse, and artistic director, Tom Thayer, announce Open Auditions for ALL on Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 pm at The Waterfront Playhouse Theater.  For more info, please contact Tom at 305-394-7445 or 931-216-8502…. OR email him at Thayer.tom@yahoo.com

 

***TENNESSEE WILLIAMS ANNOUNCES EXCITING 2019-20 SEASON….As a producer of the Tennessee Williams Theatre, we were at the big annual announcement at the home of Tom & Kitty Clements, where Frank Wood revealed the next season of fabulous shows at the Theatre….  Mark your calendars… Dec. 5… SUTTON FOSTER IN CONCERT…. This thrills me to NO end, as two time Tony Award Winner, Sutton is my most favorite Broadway Star … We have seen her in just about every musical she has starred in… and I watch her TV shows, Younger… and prior to that, BunHeads!!!!  I always tell everyone the “I am going to be Sutton Foster in my next life!!!  We got to meet her ‘on the street’ after she performed in an off-Broadway show, called ‘Trust’ and she was warm and delightful and that sealed the deal of FAN FOR LIFE!!!… DEC. 19…. ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’…. (We saw this last Aug. on Broadway…. Hilarious and wild and wonderful!!!)… FEB. 14… Mandy Patinkin in Concert…. Musical Star, Mandy is also one of my faves…. Have seen him in Falsettos, Evita (won Tony for Che), and he has starred and is starring in many TV shows… MARCH 12…. ‘The Color Purple’…fabulous musical…saw it two years ago on Broadway….March 21…. The Choir of Man…..9 handsome blokes who sing, dance and will knock your socks off!!!!  Other non-producer shows announce….Jan. 25…. Kristen Chenoweth (Broadway legend)…. Feb. 17… The Jersey Boys (always a favorite!)…. March 6 The Peking Chinese Acrobats…. March 28, Motown with a Twist (Dancing with the Stars)… May 5… One night of QUEEN!!!! (If you saw it two years ago you can only hope it is the same group who blew us away!!!)  More shows will be announced throughout the year!!

 

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!! 

Café Sole…. 20% for all Locals from 5-6 and 9-10 pm every day….  Sunday Brunch is back at Café Sole!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN…. Be seated by 6:30 pm and enjoy all entrees at $19.95.  Daily happy hour drink prices are 2 for 1 till 7 pm…. T n T always caters to the Locals!  Delish food, great music, lovely spot…

LA TRATTORIA.. OCEANSIDE….Half price on all pasta dishes from 5 to 7 pm, Monday thru Thursday.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB….There is a fab Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm every single day… plus great piano bar music…. You will love it… sitting right at the piano has been resurrected and is so much fun to kibitz with those surrounding the pianist  … Special 50% off wine and drink prices plus delish food all 50% off!  821 Duval St.

 

BARBERSHOP CHORUS….Joe Tripp, Key West’s fave police officer and Aqua Idol Star, is starting a Barbershop Singing Group…He is looking to find investors to help him get this started in Key West….needs $$$ for music, shirts and uniforms, rehearsal space, and eventually memberships in an organization.  Perhaps there is a donor or philanthropist out there who believes in a project like this and can help with financing.  Joe needs someone who can help him with incorporating this group .. someone with the knowledge and help of how this can be done.  If you have ideas, suggestions or can help…or know someone that can help Joe, please contact him at 813-477-3045 or email him at Joelpro1@gmail.com.  Big thanks…

 

TAVERN N TOWN… APRIL 19,26… Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge. 

 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, APRIL 19&20…. CW Colt performs at 5 pm…..Caffeine Carl & Friends perform at 9 pm. 

 

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 19&20….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… Last Mangoes Band, performs from 6:45-11:45pm… 

OFFICIAL KICKOFF PARTY OF CONCH REPUBLIC CELEBRATION, APRIL 19… At Schooner Wharf from 7 to 10 pm….Free to attend. 

 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. APRIL 19….Larry Smith performs for Happy Hour starts at 5:30 -7:30 pm…… …. 8:00-11 pm, it’s Ericson Holt…. now  full bar and food  too!  821 Duval St…. Be there!

 

CHRIS TOLER AT LUCY’S, APRIL 19 & 26…. Terrific entertainer….6 to 9 pm… Locals, dine upstairs to get extra discount!!!!  Lucy’s is on Duval St….

 

GENERAL HORSEPLAY, APRIL 19 & 26.. Chris Toler at this new great spot on Caroline St., from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am!!!! 

 

YAPPY HOUR, APRIL 19…..At The GATES Hotel , 5-8 pm at Rum Row….All pets & their humans welcome…. $1 from each drink special goes to animals in need at the FKSPCA.  3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd….. Adoptable Pets

  

THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 19,….Nancy 3 Hoffman & Friends…. at 526 Angela St.… will be at the piano from 5-7 pm.  Michael Robinson is back on April 26!

 

SALUTE, APRIL 19…5:30 pm, it’s Raven Cooper, Skippo and Marty Stonely….

 

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, APRIL 19,26…. Noon to 3 pm at the Beach Bar . 

 

THE GREEN PARROT….APRIL 19….Bill Blue at 5:30 pm…Spam Allstars at 9 and 11 pm

 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 19,26…. Mike Naughton performs from 5:30-9:30pm…

 

LATEDA, APRIL 19 & 26…  3 Sum at 8:30 pm….Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

 

COMEDY KEY WEST, APRIL 19….Sean Finnerty entertains at 8:30 pm… at The BottleCap, 1128 Simonton…..Prior to headliner, fab local comics will have you howling with laughter!  Locals…go online to get discount…. Go to www.comedykeywest.com… Then make sure you type in LOCAL for % discount!

 

SALUTE ON THE BEACH ON APRIL 26….5:30 pm…the CRZB’s with Skippo, Chris Burchard and Gary Rivenson…. 

 

“METEOR SHOWER” AT RED BARN, APRIL 19,20….Last two times to see this super comedy, Directed by Joy Hawkins and starring Dave Bootle, Elena Devers, Michael Castellanos, and Suzanne Wells…This is an offbeat and absurdist look at the comic anxiety lurking just below the surface of modern marriage!! …7:30 pm on Fri and 8 pm on Sat.….at Red Barn, 319 Duval… get tix at 305-296-9911… This show runs through April 20.

 

MANGOES WITH DAVE BOOTLE, APRIL 19,20…. Dave Bootle entertains his legions of fans from 9:30 pm until Midnight at 700 Duval St….  When Dave finishes his run with Meteor Showers at Red Barn, he will be performing April 25,26,and 27 at 9 to midnight at Mangoes….. 

 

AT THE TROPIC CINEMA….. APRIL 19-25….AMAZING GRACE….SCREWBALL….I AM CUBA…. THE PUBLIC….THE MUSTANG …    

 

CONCH REPUBLIC CELEBRATES 37TH BIRTHDAY, APRIL 19-28….For schedule of events and info, go to www.conchrepublicdayskeywest.com.  There are events every day culminating with the Conch Republic Regatta!

 

OPENING AT CUSTOM HOUSE, APRIL 19….New Exhibit opens…Title of exhibit: ‘You Don’t Know Dick: The Lesser Known Works of Richard Peter Matson….. 5:30-6…VIP Members invited…. 6 pm-7:30 pm, Open to the Public! 

 

GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION, APRIL 19….6  to 9 pm at 518 Fleming St…. The Amanda Johnson Gallery…..Come and see this resilient artist at this Grand Reopening of her Gallery…see her wonderful oil paintings…she is the comeback kid!!!

 

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS…APRIL 19…. Ram’s Head presents…. KW Theater…..

 

TARA O’GRADY AT THE STUDIOS ON APRIL 26….This jazz artist performs at 8 pm at 533 Eaton St….Her voice has been compared to Billie Holiday, and Aretha Franklin…. She is a torch chanteuse…. … she also writes her own songs…. Tix are $25-$35…. Go to www.tskw.org for tix.

 

THE CONNECTIONS PROJECT COMES TO THE GATO BLDG, MAY 3….Come to the gala Closing Reception….5:30-7:30 pm at 1100 Simonton St….See the wonderful mini works of art!!!!!    

 

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.  This real-life very riveting story will take you right where all the action took place during this very challenging time in history.  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.      

 

****WONDERFUL TRUMAN ANNEX HOME FOR SALE….This single family, 1,312 sq.foot home, in a most desirable, unique and private KW area…with open floor plan and 2 bedrms. & 2.5 baths.. balcony off master…designated parking space…Perfect Vacation Rental with excellent income… totally & tastefully furnished and equipped …Lovely shared pool area…  This well-priced home is a great chance to own a marvelous home in the beautiful and prestigious Truman Annex Gated Community, and owned by KW Royalty…. within walking distance to EVERYTHING!!!!  For more information please call BOB FRECHETTE at 305-304-2584.  His email is rfrechette@bellsouth.net   

 

SOS OUTREACH MISSION CLOTHING DRIVE… Needed are gently used clothing.  You may drop off your donation to the Mission at 5640 Maloney Ave. on Stock Island.  For more info call Paige at 859-630-2098. 

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers…JIM HALL …Judy Davis and Skip…….the family and friends of artist David Harrison Wright, who recently passed away….the family and friends of Jim Cameron, and especially Jim’s widow, Cindy ….Sharron Mondo Drezner………Len Stevens …the family and friends of Chuck Newman ..the family and friends of Andy Dickey….Rick Elias…….. Joe McMurray …George Kling….Billy Cartledge…..Mary Larkin ….the repose of the soul of Stanislav Krejcir, father of Jana Krejcirova……. and the family of June Hudson on the loss of her brother Will Yodice……….Mike Stallard and wife Kelly…… Robin Deck….Jim Hendrick…..… Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams …… Judi Stevens …Fred Lima…..Nancy Lima …Maryann Sabol … Pam Williams …..Jon Traut…. Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill …Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer…. Sam Trophia….Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen …Judy Davis …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 … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir …Billy Cartledge…   ….Eegor Goropec…Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee … the family of Ron Burns …..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 …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.  Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for.  Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for.  Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving.  We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man.  Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things!  Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

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

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

SUPPORT DANCE KEY WEST…..Lots of new concerts and new dancers are involved  with Kyla Piscopink’s Dance Group, Dance Key West…. Dancers are Kim Bryant, Cricket Desmarais,  Kristen Huffman, Morgan Stinnett and Melissa Weber….If you want to support this company, go online to www.dancekeywest.org or make checks and send to Dance Key West…PO Box 501 … Key West, FL 33041.  Also congrats to Kyla on her recent dance concert at the Studios on Oct. 13!!!!!  Had we been in town we would have been there with bells on!!!    

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

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

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

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU…Claustrophobic people are more productive thinking outside the box!!!!

 

HAPPY APRIL 20…BIRTHDAY TO…AMY LAURA BONDURANT … JANE CARPER… ROBERT SPOTTSWOOD…. BOB ESTY … SHERI LOHR ….CHRISTY MACK…. (Please remember, Mark Barauck and Marie Knox.)                                                         HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. JULIE & ERIC JOHNSTON.

THE HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB IS LOOKING FOR SPONSORS….This exciting club is looking to put on their spring Musical May 9-11 for the first time in 5 years…at the KW High School Auditorium….The High School has no budget to put on a show, so they depend solely on fundraising from the community. All sponsors will be listed in the full-color playbill as well as on the Drama Club’s social media under their level of support, $100-$1,000.  For more info please contact drama club coach, Juliet Gray at julietgray@gmail.com or call 917-756-7536.    Please help the dream become a reality!

‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’….APRIL 20….. Get tix NOW for this extremely exciting and hot show at the Waterfront Playhouse….Go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets….. Get ready for another great eve at the Waterfront Playhouse and yes… it is VERY SEXY!!!!!!

THEATRE XP HOLDS AUDITIONS ON APRIL 20….Auditions will be held for ‘Twice Told Tales’ for the summer stage, from noon to 2pm….2nd floor of Studios at 533 Eaton St….16 actors needed….production date is June 10.  For info call 305-540-6102. 

FRINGE HOLDS OPEN AUDITIONS, APRIL 20….11 am to 1 pm…. At The Studios at 533 Eaton St…. Play is ‘THE PRIDE’… performance dates are June 4 thru the 6th.  Needed are 2 men and 1 woman aged 25-40.  The same actors play roles in two storylines: A husband and wife struggle with infidelity when he falls in love with a man in the 1950’s… and two gay men struggle with the consequences of casual infidelity in today’s world.  Director is Rebecca Tomlinson.  These auditions will also concern casting for shows in the next season.  To audition, have a 1 minute monologue ready, memorized or read.  All acting levels are welcome.  For questions go to info@fringetheater.org.

CONCH REPUBLIC ART & CRAFT FAIR, APRIL 20….10 am to 5 pm on Duval between Greene & Eaton Sts.

THE GREAT CONCH REPUBLIC DRAG RACES, APRIL 20….3 to 5 pm at the 700 and 800 blocks of Duval St.  FREE to attend. 

MARK CALENDARS… CLOSING NIGHT PARTY ON APRIL 27….. Closing night of ‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’ at the Waterfront Playhouse is Saturday, April 27… You are ALL invited to attend the Closing Night Party at OCEAN GRILL at about 10 pm…. Chef Lee will have a great array of appetizers and a Cash Bar!  You need not have attended the final show to attend the Closing Night Bash!  Come and congratulate the Playhouse on another great show…plus the hot cast and all involved in this HOT show!

THE GREEN PARROT…. APRIL 20….Tony Baltimore at 5:30….Spam Allstars at 9 and 11 pm.

AT THE GARDENS, APRIL 20,27… Jimmy Olson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, APRIL 20…….Larry Smith plays for Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm….8:00-11:00 pm, it’s Phil Sampson & Queen Kathleen performing…. at… ….821 Duval…Now a full bar and delish food too….

LATEDA, APRIL 20 & 27…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…. Christopher Peterson’s fab Eyecons Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

KEY WEST BURLESQUE CELEBRATES THE ARTIST PRINCE, APRIL 20,27…Join TaTah and a rotating cast of exotic dancers and performers…. At Aqua Sidebar Backroom…. 504 Angela St….Show at 8 pm.  For tix go to www.sidebarkeywest.com.   

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 20,27…. BOBBY NESBITT performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

LUCY’S ON DUVAL, APRIL 20 AND 27…. Chris Toler entertains from 6 to 9 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 20…. Nick Norman, from 1 to 5 pm…. Joe the Show, performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

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 Lyn-Marie at lynnmariekw@gmail.com.

EARTH DAY SPEAKER SERIES, ON APRIL 20….At Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden…. 1 pm…in the Toppino Nature Chapel… KW Urban Forester, Karen DeMaria will speak on “The City of Kw Tree Ordinance-Fact vs. Fiction.’  Free for members and $5 for non-members.  5210 College Rd., Stock Island. 

NATIVE PLANT SALE AT KW TROPIC. FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN…APRIL 20….  9 am to noon.  Various sizes…part of Earth Day celebration.

BAND, ‘CORTADITO’ AT STUDIOS, APRIL 20….Miami band, brings explosive Cuban energy to classic arrangements….533 Eaton St….8 pm… tix at www.tskw.org.

GENERAL HORSEPLAY ON APRIL 27 ON CAROLINE ST…. 3 pm…. 4th annual BEER BONG TOURNAMENT….$20 per team…. Benefit for the FKSPCA!

BIRD WALK, APRIL 27….The Audubon Society hosts a free bird walk at 8 am…meet at parking lot of Indigenous Park at 1801 White St.       

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1)  Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Blue Macaw… 4-7 pm… $3 drinks including well, beer and wine…and half price apps that are delicious!!!!!!!and entertainment all day…. 3)  Boathouse 4-6 pm half price on all drinks and apps one side of menu…4) The Grand Café, 5-7:30 pm…1/2 price wine, cocktails and beer and half priced appetizers… 5) The Saint…. 4:17-7:14 pm… half price drinks and special priced small plates 6) Little Room Jazz Club…. Reduced prices on food and drinks…. Plus sit around the piano bar at 5:30 pm…..

 

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY HONEY BUNNIES & HAPPY APRIL 21, BIRTHDAY TO…. MELISSA LYNN LANG (Our daughter!!!)….PENNY LETO …. SARAH GOODWIN … ROBIN MONE…. RICHARD DUECKER…. (Please remember Ray Perdion.)

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, APRIL 21…  from 9 am to 11 am….It is the wonderful Dora Gholson and Larry Baeder, sure to brighten your Easter Sunday!!!! At 600 Eaton St…. the place to be to hear soulful Sunday music, have good conversation and start the week off right!

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 21…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…,…. 6:45-11:00 pm, Frankendread Duo…..

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS, APRIL 21…. It’s LIBBY YORK and Friends from 5:30 – 8pm. On April 28, it will be TERRI WHITE & Friends 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … APRIL 21….Larry Smith performs for Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 pm…Barry Cuda & the Sharks… at 8:00-11:00 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 21…….Dan Harvey from 12:30-4:30 pm…Oren from 5:30-9:30 pm.

GREEN PARROT APRIL 21…. Sunday Jazz with the Mike  Emerson Quartet…1-4:30 pm….. Happy Dog at 5:30

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, APRIL 21….Karri performs from noon to 3 pm

LATEDA, APRIL 21……Tea Dance at 4 pm …..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge!

BLUE MACAW ON APRIL 21…. Karri Daley entertains from 7:30-9:30 pm at this hot spot on Whitehead St.

TAVERN N TOWN APRIL 21…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA, APRIL 21…… TBA

BLUE HEAVEN APRIL 21…. 10 am it’s the CRZB’s entertaining …Skippo, Joe Dallas & Chris Burchard….

CONCH REPUBLIC RUNWAY COMPETITION, APRIL 21….  Features JESSICA DEVERAUX…. Queen Mother XXXV…. Mayor Johnston and special Guest Andora Tete, Miss Gay America 2019,…categories include Tutu couture fern and butch queen realness…Butch man in heels…. Swimwear… Keys Royalty…Glow…and one night in Havana.  All proceeds go to benefit Bahama Village Music Program….

LATEDA TEA DANCE TO BENEFIT CAMP BRAVO PROGRAM, APRIL 21…. From 4 to 7:30 pm at 1125 Duval….. Silent auction to benefit the Keys Community School of the Arts….scholarship program…. For the Camp Bravo Musical Theater Camp held at Waterfront Playhouse….This year the 3 week program will produce THE JUNGLE BOOK….presented on June 29th.   For more info contact Penny Leto at 305-393-3001. 

 

HAPPY APRIL 22 BIRTHDAY TO….JACOB GELT DEKKER …JACK AGNEW…CAROLINE TAYLOR…ROSEMARY STOUT …REGGIE JENKINS… JEFF CHESSON…. (Please remember Ted Watson.)                                                                                       HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. KRISTEN & JIM RYAN …. AND MARLENE & DEAN DI BRITO…. (Please remember ORCHID & EARL DUNCAN.)

****THE TRUE SIT-AROUND- THE- PIANO –BAR- EXPERIENCE LIVES!!.. AND EVERY EVE… When we first moved to Key West one of the most fun things we loved was the chance to actually sit at stools around the Piano at the Pier House when the fabulous Bobby Nesbitt entertained….  If the piano was full, we would wait until someone left and then quickly make our move….Later, Larry Smith kept the tradition going… NOW, this is about to happen once again…this time at THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, at 821 Duval St.!!!!  On March 8 you will have the unique and intimate opportunity to recapture those days of yore….sit around the 7 foot Knave grand piano and be able to place your drink on the piano and be up close and personal with Larry (or whomever the pianist will be)….Larry Smith will kick off this ‘event’ at 5:30 pm on March 8.  You will be able to enjoy the unassuming elegance of a bygone era!  Drink and food specials will be offered at these 5:30 pm Happy Hour soirees!!  We say Bravo!  And congrats to Wayne Larue Smith and Denis Hyland for resurrecting the Little Room Jazz Club and the mystique of the Authentic Piano Bar!!!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 22…. James King III is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… with Eric Haley singing too!

KARRI DALEY AT SLOPPY JOE’S… APRIL 22…. Karri performs from 5:30-9:30 PM..

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, APRIL 22….….Coffee Butler performs for Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm….Great Jazz every day…….Larry Smith Jazz Jam, with Skipper and Joe Dallas too….8:00-11:00 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 821 Duval St.     

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 22,29…. Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

CONCH REPUBLIC DOG FEST, APRIL 22…. 2 to 6 pm at Hank’s at 409 Caroline St….benefits the FKSPCA.

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 22….  Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm… Fuel On Fire from 6:45-11 pm.

DRUNKEN SPELLING BEE , APRIL 22…. AT Mary Ellen’s at 420 Applerouth Ln. 8 pm.CON 

GREEN PARROT, APRIL 22…..Bingo for Surfrider Foundation…  at 7-9 pm…

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

LATEDA, APRIL 22,…Ronnie Lovely at 8:30 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 22,29… The Bahama Boys….from 5:30-9:30 pm.

 

HAPPY APRIL 23 BIRTHDAY TO….TONY KONRATH …. GUY DE BOER….STEPHEN KITSAKOS…. LINDA CRUZ …BILL LANE …. GREG COLLINS …. (Please remember Sam Stevens.)

‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’, APRIL 23-27 THIS WEEK…. see this hot new show at the Waterfront Playhouse!  This play is sexy, funny and timely….as it explores whether technology is bringing us closer together or making us virtual strangers.    Director is Patrick New…. Set design by Michael Boyer, and starring the fabulous Melanie Keller as Olivia and Tim Torre as Ethan.  The play runs through April 27…. Get tix at NOW www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. 

AQUA IDOL FOR THE KW WILDLIFE CENTER….APRIL 23,30….6:30 pm to 8 pm…. 711 Duval St… Contestants are Beth Moyes, Larry Blackburn, Sarah Goodwin, Shawn Montgomery, Heather Mae Potter, Brent Fountain, Jim Speak, Mary Piszker, Will Gray, Grace Osborn, and Saian Dashanimaev.  …. MC Laurie Thibaud…. Have fun, and help raise $$$$ for a good cause!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… APRIL 23….Happy Hour with Larry Smith at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm… Bluesday Tuesday with Larry Baeder & Cheryl Hodge at  8 pm-11 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St.

CONCH REPUBLIC MILITARY MUSTER & CONCH-TAIL PARTY… APRIL 23… at the Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St….       

LATEDA, APRIL 23…The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 23… Megan Clay is at the Piano from 5 to 7 pm…!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…APRIL 23… Black & Skabuddah from 5:30 to 9:30 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 23,30…Carmen & Michael perform from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.….

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 23,30… Gary Hempsey at noon to 5….Tom Taylor, 6:45-11 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, APRIL 23… Scott Kirby at 5 pm… Dynamo at 9 pm…

VIRGILIOS ON APRIL 30…. Skippo and The Savage Beets, Chris Case and Gary Rivenson ….…. 9 pm….

 

HAPPY APRIL 24 BIRTHDAY TO…ELENA DEVERS … ELENA WARNER… MARGARET CLERICO … GLENDA DONOVAN ….                                                                      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. KAT KLINGERMAN & JEAN COLTON….

***MYSTIC KREWE PRESENTS AMAZING SHOW, APRIL 17!!!!… This Event turned trash into gold for local charities!!!!  Creators, VAL MARMILLION AND JUAN PISANI presented ‘A MAYHEM FASHION EVENT TO RESCUE THE EARTH’!!!!   This year’s event was dedicated to help SISTER SEASON FUND… Locals Helping Locals…. And WOMANKIND!!!!  25+ spectacular models strutted their unique and sensational creations designed by some of Key West’s most creative individuals!!!!  These exotic fashions, made from recycled, reused or repurposed materials, ran from the outlandish…to the practical….to over-the-top mind-blowing!!!! A panel of celebrity judges, including ME….Christopher Peterson (also headlining the entertainment)… Ellen Steininger, Rosi Ware, and Jeffrey Grosky…. pared down the field to 5 FINALISTS!  An awesome live auction followed…  VAL MARMILLION was the suave and debonair emcee…and ran the live auction!  Everyone in attendance had a fantastic time!  LOTS OF $$$$ were raised for great causes!  Congrats to Val & Juan!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 24…. Megan Clay at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

“SEX WITH STRANGERS” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, APRI24-27 THIS WEEK …. Get tix NOW for this HOT HOT Sizzler of a Show….8 pm… Call 305-294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org for tickets!!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… APRIL 24….Wine Down Wednesday featuring Chris Burchard with relaxed tropical jazz with Skippo and Gary Rivenson…. With special wine and food pairings..…. 8:30-11:00 pm … at 821 Duval St…. FULL bar now and food too!!!  Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm, with JIMMY OLSON at the piano every Wednesday… He welcomes guests to sing… Half price on food during Happy Hour and 2 for 1 drinks….

HOT HAVANA FUNDRAISER…. APRIL 24….The TREE Institute International holds this event from 7-11pm at Turtle Kraals at 231 Margaret in the Historic Seaport area…  The even includes dinner, dancing, rum tasting, silent auction and raffles…. For tix go to www.keystix.com

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL ….ORDER BRICKS ONLINE… Get your personalized Brick and leave a legacy…. To order online go to https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/kwahs.  For questions call Kim at 305-295-6616  ext:106.  Bricks are $100… you can personalize up to 3 lines of wording with up to 18 spaces per line.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…APRIL 24… Din Allen from 5:30-9:30 PM..….

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 24… Allen Holland noon to 5 pm….. 6:45-11:00 pm …Raven Cooper Duo!!!!

LUCY’S ON DUVAL ST… APRIL 24 & 25…. Chris Toler performs from 7 to 10 pm!!!!

GREEN PARROT….APRIL 24…. Tony Baltimore at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

KARRI DALEY AT BLUE MACAW, APRIL 24….noon to 3 pm!!!!  The beautiful Karri performs!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 24….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, APRIL 24 & MAY 1…. The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…

**FRINGE THEATER PRESENTS MUSICAL, ‘IT’S ABOUT TIME’, APRIL 24-27….….New, original musical, by Don Bearden… at The Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St (not at San Carlos!) …. Director is Cameron Murray, and Musical Director is Vincent Zito ….This musical travels through time to answer the age old question: Can perfect love and perfect casting exist? Starring David Black, Luke Fox, Rhett Kalman, Belle Jampol, Mathias Maloff, John Reynolds, Vanessa McCaffrey, Arthur Crocker, Rosie Mayne and Martha Hooten.. Choreographed by Carolyn Cooper… Set & light design by Jules Conn…7 pm…. Get tix at 305-731-0581 or go online to www.fringetheater.org.

KWAHS CELEBRATES HISTORICAL BLDGS. OF KW, MAY 1….To celebrate the KWAHS merger with the Historic Markers Project, the next ‘Happy Hour with the Historian’ lecture series is a presentation on ‘Historic Bldgs of KW’…at the BottleCap at 1128 Simonton St….4:30 pm…limited to 50 people….get tix at www.kwahs.org… $8 for members and $10 for non.

WINE BINGO AT VINOS ON DUVAL, MAY 1…. 7:30-9:30 pm…. 810 Duval…                 

 

HAPPY APRIL 25 BIRTHDAY TO…GORDON MACKEY … TOM MURTHA … SARAH DORRANCE … AL FLOTT… RICHARD KLITNICK… JONATHAN TRAUT….

MARK CALENDARS…. BOBBY NESBITT JOINS SKIPPER AT SALUTE, MAY 2…  5:30 to 8 pm….. Sure loved when this duo performed every weeks several years prior…. This is one night only…. But who knows, maybe we could hope it goes on and on….!!

LAST 3 EVES TO SEE ‘SEX WITH STRANGERS’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, APRIL 25,26,27.. at 8 pm…..This provocative comedy about fame, cyber identity and ambition explores the limits of online privacy and lust, love and the complex nature of identity in our digital-dominated era!  Directed by Patrick New…. Set design by Michael Boyer and starring Melanie Keller as Olivia and Tim Torre as Ethan.  Stage Mgr. is Peggy Montgomery!  Show runs thru April 27.  Get tix now at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  Or call the box office at 305-294-5015. 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB APRIL 25….Happy Hour with COFFEE BUTLER 5:30-7:30 pm….. 50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!!  The long-awaited Little Room Jazz Club is open …..  Now a FULL Liquor License and Food to order…..From 8 to 11 pm, it’s Peter Diamond and Co…. Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!!!

WORLD’S LONGEST PARADE PRE-PARTY, APRIL 25….Southernmost House Hotel at 1400 Duval.. Free.  Parade is at 8 pm….route travels down Duval from United and turns right on Greene.  After party at 9 pm at Schooner Wharf.

FARMER’S MARKET APRIL 25…..At Bayview Park from 9 am to 2 pm… lots of produce, flowers, crafts, home goods, etc./ every Thursday!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES APRIL 25,26 & 27…. 9 to Midnight…700 Duval St.  Dance the night away with the fab Dave B!!!!!

THE GREEN PARROT, APRIL 25….Happy Dog at 5:30 pm, and 9 and 11 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 25… Michael McCloud at noon to 5… Cool Coconuts, from 6:45-11 pm. 

BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS, APRIL 25… If you are working your way thru the grieving process, there is support available… you are not alone…. Every Thurs. at 7:15 at the Klaus Murphy Center on the campus of St. Mary Basilica….. on Truman Ave.  All welcome.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP ON APRIL 25,26….You will LOVE KW Comedy Club…..Every Thurs and Fri at 1128 Simonton St….  Name Comics from all over the nation…. Plus our amazing Local comics who lead off the show….  Great discount for Locals…. Go online and make sure you print LOCAL to get discounted tix.  Go to www.comedykeywest.com. April 11 & 12, it’s comic, Jim McCue….April 18 & 19 it is Sean Finnerty!!!! 

THE GARDENS ON APRIL 25….It is Jimmy Olson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm…..

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLINS ON APRIL 25,26,…. Bria sings from 7 to 10 pm at Berlins at the A & B Lobster House. 

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 25…. Michael Thomas and Carmen Rodriguez  entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!!!

KARRI DALEY AT BLUE MACAW, APRIL 25…. Karri entertains from 4 to 7 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 25….Black & Skabuddah entertain from 5:30-9:30 pm

LATEDA, APRIL 25….3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson performs at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

KWAHS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, APRIL 25….6 pm…Guest speaker is Jeff Stotts, historian, horticulturist and landscape consultant… 281 Front S…third floor… subject of talk is “An Iconic Figure in KW History: the Life & Times of Sandy and  Lillah Cornish.”  Cornish was a leader of the African American community in KW.  They ran the first successful farm in KW. 

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY….I am SO thankful for Mandy at Walgreens…… Tom Thayer and his recent Reveal of the great season planned for the Waterfront Playhouse 2019-20 season….. Val Marmillion and Juan Pisani for inviting me to be a judge for their recent fabulous Show at the Curry Mansion…..Frank Wood for the great season planned for next year at Tennessee Williams Theatre!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….A happy life is made of countless simple things.  Then, after you are gone, it will be said of you that your legacy  was that you made a better world than the one you found!

Lynda

 

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

 

NEW SHOP OPENS IN TOWN….SEAPLANE SHIRTS…at 910 Duval St…. created and founded by proprietor Schuyler Brown….She opened this shop just recently.. her Seaplane shops in Provincetown and Palm Springs are thriving!!  Why not Key West.  We LOVE wonderful new shops in town!!!!  These collectible shirts each carry its individual name and limited production number….they are lovable works of art… like all the great folks in Key West!!!  Welcome, Schuyler!

ROCK SOLOMON’S NEW ARTISTS CO-OP…..Rock is putting this together on Truman Ave….with gallery and retail space, plus a stage and a music studio.  He is looking for pro artists, musicians, designers etc. who wish to have access to studio, gallery & performance space.  The co-op will share resources and artists can keep 100% of their commissions.  Musicians can rehearse, record and perform.  Located in old town one block from White St.  For more info contact Rock at 305-570-3000. 

2019 TENNESSEE WILLIAMS POETRY & SHORT STORY WRITING CONTESTS… A CALL FOR POETS & WRITERS…..Please submit works for these contests … $20 submission cost….deadline is March 1….For all details go to www.kwahs.org/events.  You can also contact Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 ex:114….All winners will be judged and awards will be presented at the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration.

DANCE KEY WEST & KEY WEST THEATER HAVE TEAMED UP….There will be movement and dance classes offered and workshops for all levels…Classes begin on Jan. 14…. The first week is FREE…. Mon., 5-6 pm with Kyla Piscopink….For info on classes at Key West Theater go online to www.thekeywesttheater.com.  See about discounte class packages.

EDGARDO AVARADO NEEDS HELP….Local, and beloved Author Edgardo was injured by a car on S. Roosevelt on Oct. 12 and is badly in need of financial help.  a Go fund me page has been set up for him at https://www.gofundme.com/Edgardo-alvarado039s-healing?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-1541113232015-c7a82ec8abd54a8f&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=eta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n .  (sure hope I got this right!)

FAREWELL TO REV. LARRY HOOPER!…Rev. Larry Hooper has retired.  His last service was on March 3….He and Kathy will be deeply missed!!!  They are on their way to begin a new exciting life and we wish them well….

LIBRARY THEME SET FOR TENN. WILLIAMS CELEBRATION…..This event runs March 6 thru April 1 at various venues in KW. For info and details go to www.kwahs.org.    

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR BEING CONFIRMED?…. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will hold classes at the Klaus Murphy Center from 7:15-8:30 pm….  For info call 305-294-1018 or Deacon Batty at 305-797-0656. 

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.

WRITE A LETTER TO CHANGE NAME OF BALLAST KEY TO DAVID WOLKOWSKY KEY ..  Letters of support for this name change are requested in order to influence the final decision for the name change at the federal level.  Write a letter explaining why you feel the Island, Ballast Key, should be renamed after its owner, Mr. Key West, the late, great David Wolkowsky.  Write and send to Kim Lipsky at lipskykim@gmail.com.  The Island will become a center for scientific research and part of the KW National Wildlife Refuge.  Please participate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS…..Over $300,000 has been raised for this project… but more is needed to make this dream a reality!  Make donations to TSKW and indicate your donation is specifically for HUGH’S VIEW, and send to Jeffrey Ware at 1400 Olivia St., KW, 33040.  This is a separate fundraiser from any others at The Studio.  The plan is to create a lovely Rooftop Garden atop the new Studios Bldg on Eaton St…..it will provide a marvelous panoramic view of Key West…and since La Concha shut its doors to us, it will be most welcome indeed.  For more info, contact Jeffrey at jcwkeywest@comcast.net.  For those who are wondering who Hugh is…. He was the most adorable father of Jeffrey Ware, 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 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….….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!

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 VELMA CHRISTIAN at 305-294-9380….. or 305-294-1018.  You are not alone.  Note that VELMA is one of the dearest persons in all of Key West.

                        THE TAURUS PERSONALITY….APRIL 21 THROUGH MAY 21…..

       People know they can trust a Taurus, for they are reliable, faithful, practical, and people to turn to in a crisis.  They can be counted on!  Although they are steadfast, they are also very resistant to the idea of change.  It makes them feel nervous…as if everything is going to collapse around them!            Taureans always take a long time to get used to any major alterations in their life, and they they can feel dislocated by change.  As a result, they tend to slip into routines that quickly become ruts, as they would rather know what each day will bring, even though it is boring or tedious…than risk getting upset when their regular schedule is disturbed.

      Taureans take things slow….preferring to do things in their own time and in their own way, and often turn a deaf ear to anyone who may try to persuade them otherwise.  They have tremendous determination and will power but this can turn into that stubborn streak that Taureans are famous for.  Nothing will change their mind; people can go blue in the face trying to reason with them, but they just won’t listen!

      Taureans do need their sense of self-worth and they associate their possessions as status symbols.  The problem with this, is that they often become hemmed in by their possessions as they start to rule their lives.  Letting go and simplifying is not an easy task for a Taurean!

      The Taurus is the one least likely to lose their temper over trifles.  They grit their teeth and give others the benefit of the doubt over and over again…until things go TOO far, and then they blow their top!  This is a frightening experience for everyone around when this happens….so look out!

      Family means the world to a Taurean and they devote lots of time to their nearest and dearest.  They enjoy keeping up long standing traditions especially at the holidays.  They are loyal, loving and steadfast, which endears them to anyone who likes to know that their affection won’t be tossed away.  They make adoring friends and they usually have a select circle of very close friends that they have know for a long time rather than a wide range of acquaintances.  It takes a Taurean quite some time to get to know people properly and others have to earn a Taurean’s trust…but once they’ve done that, the Taurean becomes the sort of pal who will stand by them through thick and thin.  This love and affection sometimes turns into a tendency to be possessive however.  The best signs for a Taurus are Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.

      In careers, the Taurean loves to work and are good solid members of any team…they get the job done.  They may not do it very quickly as others but they keep at it and don’t cut corners.  They are not interested in self-employment, but if they do decide to work for themselves they will try their hardest to make a go of it.  They are attracted to work in finance, banking, and investments.  Also, the beauty industry appeals to them as they are one of the best looking signs of the Zodiac,  They make great models, masseurs, perfumiers.  They love professions connected with nature, farming, gardening or floristry.  Because many are blessed with lovely voices, they are drawn to the music industry and singing, particularly.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR TAUREAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!

4/21…..Melissa Frechette Lang…..Penny Leto…Rob Mone…Sarah Goodwin …. Richard Duecker… (Please remember Ray Perdion….)

4/22…..Jacob Gelt Dekker…Caroline Taylor…..Jack Agnew……Reggie Jenkins…Beth Ranson … Rosemary Stout …Jeff Chesson …(Please remember Ted Watson.!!)

4/23…..Tony Konrath….Stephen Kitsakos….Guy de Boer….Linda Jurin Cruz…Bill Lane…..Greg Collins ….(Please remember Sam Stevens….)

4/24…….Elena Devers…Margaret Clerico…Elena Warner…Glenda Donovan

4/25…..Gordon Mackey…Sarah Dorrance…Richard Klitneck…Tom Murtha…Jonathan Traut…

4/26…..Megan Behmke…Marky Pierson…Kenne Tucker….Rosemary Enright…Camille Toler…Jeffrey Katz…Barbara Grob…Jack Hulligan…Jacquie Blatchford…

4/27….Marcia Melody Lynne Faber..…..Steve Hatch….Tom Brinkman…Maria Protopsaltis…

4/28…Fran Decker…Alison Teal…..Dick Weithas….Michael Hughes…Gail Leder…Greg Hazel…Daniel Genica…..Rick Bodner…..

4/29…..Scott Fuhriman…Jonathan Stein…Matt Hollis Hulsey… Diana Davis…Adam Sweitzer….

4/30…Debra Baum…Serge Gerass…Kathryn Lynn Price…Danny Carter….Christopher Crespo….

5/1…..Nancy Williams…Joe Regan…Chris Toler…Rob Halstead…Helen Edgington…John Morgan …Michael Cates… Tina Garrett…

5/2….George diBraud……Jan Gebhart….Clare Carruthers-Fitzsimmons……Robin Mitchell…Brian Corbett…Basia Chaplin…Arthur Crocker!!!….(Please remember Ric Pinckney…)

5/3…Toni Davis…Char Clem

5/4…Timothy Maloney…..Janice Stettner…Tim Skoh…..Kay Fullen……Cindy Cobb…Ann Smith…Peter Strong …(Please remember Dennis Stevens….also, Lee Dodez, Betty Shields and Bill Mansfield.)

5/5…..Taylor Doebler…Patricia Bollinger …Stan Miles…(Please remember Robby Whitney today!)

5/6….…Lori Zychowski…Guy Ross…Jody Gross…Dimitri…(Please remember Jean Nowak….)

5/7…..Ginger King…..Skip Drezner…Christian Monzon…Philip Lelle…Maryann Stanky…Sr. Jeanne Snyder… Danny Stager…Charles Bradford…

5/8…..Carl Midson ….Joe Thornton…..David Sloan…..Charlie Lindberg…Pat Moore….Sean Hayes…Bob Prosser…

5/9….Tony Staub…Ron Burd…. (Please remember Bill Haws.)

5/10…..Jan Schmidt…Alan Melnick…Glee Higgins….Vicki Gordon….Laura Chaneski….Tom Lower… Stephen Peranteau….Kathy Elias….

5/11…..Lynn Sherman…Michael Ingram ….Jane Gilbert…Lee Applebaum…Nancy Mraz…Lance Harvey … George Dvorsky …Tyler Luce… Victor Perez….

5/12…..Juan Pisani…..Joe Pizzo…..Shirley Block…..Jim Young….Susanne Woods…Bonnie Bobin … Gage Groetz…(Please remember Polly Porter and Chuck Gilmore.)

5/13……Billy Cartledge…..Carrie Babich…John Nolte…Alan Teitelbaum… Mark Hayda!!!!

5/14…..Melissa Evans Ingram …Roz Brackenbury….Cindy Lu Krisanda….Alan Wimer…Shaheem Larsen

5/15…..Gayla Morgan….Mandy Miles…..Troy Rohrbaugh….Dennis Deluga…Kristine McNealey…Andy McLendon… (Please remember Ruth Cottrell.)

5/16…..Sandy Walters….Denise Chekelis… Deb Hudson… Carolyn Daly…..Bill Ryan Jr….(Please remember Bob Ward ….Jim Kosciewicz…. and Marilyn Holderfield.)

5/17…..Susan Weekley…Martin White…Kenny Fradley….. Eric Hench….

5/18…..Justin Ahearn …Steve Gurmin

5/19…..Noreen Collins…..Gerri Louise Gates…Shirrel Rhoades….Vanessa McCaffrey…Mike Benner….. Jean Fucillo …Fr. Jerry Turner …Don Pingston….Louise Harding…Len Stevens…Tina Pace…

5/20…..Joe McMurray….Diane Brady-Rhoades….Monica Denk……Tony Roberts….Ron Chmura ….(Please remember Andy Ashmore and Tom Ratcliffe.)

5/21…..Maj Johnson…Seth Holden…Bill Verge…Marta White….Steve Warner Jr…. Gene Knudson ….(Please remember William Welch.)

 

HAPPY TAUREAN ANNIVERSARY TO…..

4/22…..Kristen & Jim Ryan…..Marlene & Dean DeBrito…. (Please remember, Orchid & Earl Duncan!!!)

4/24…..Kat Klingerman & Jean Colton

4/26…..Katy & Mike Werner….Joan & Chuck Armbruster…Erika & Simon Butters….

4/28…Emmily Sue & Tyler Smith

4/30…Jackie & Monte Dillow..

5/2…Dave & Maryann Brangaccio

5/3…..Donna & Kevin Gallagher……Dean & Sandra Walters….Maria Zito & Simon Kaufman. (Please remember Joy & Wally Peck.)

5/5……Sharron Mondo & Skip Drezner…Louise & Joe Harding….(Please remember Rosalie & Paul Zito.)

5/11…..Tom Lavender & Debbie Rothstein

5/13….Dolores & Bob Boff

5/14…..George Sanders & Shawn Curran

5/15 ….. Take time to remember Jerry & Frank Galeana!!!!

5/16…..Melissa & Ed Tausche

5/17…Ron & Georgene Stadnik….

5/18…Lyle & C. Miller

5/20…..Kelly & Mingo Castellanos…Sue & Minoo Billimoria…..

 

If you are one of those stubbornly wonderful Taureans, and you read the personality and it pertains to you in any way, please let me know.  Also, if you are receiving my blogs, but are not included in the Birthday/Anniversary Lists, and would like to be, please let me know by e-mailing your month & day of your birthday & anniversary to kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  This whole thing is about community and reaching out to our friends near and far, who are celebrating their special days.  You do not want to forget these special people who are too super to forget!!!!

Love to you…..Lynda

 

 

      

 


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