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Key West with Lynda

!!!!! SO LONG FOR A WHILE, MY FRIENDS !!!!
Friday, June 10, 2016


JUNE 10, THRU JUNE 16, (ETC.) 2016 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!!

HAPPY JUNE 10 BIRTHDAY TO…JIA JIA SHEN…TAMMIE SHEAFFER …JILL CASSELL …MARSHA DOMAGALSKI… GARY NOVAK … HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….NANCY & VIRGIL WILLIAMS!

DEAR READERS…..We arrived here in October and enjoyed a sensational season of theater, cabarets, music, entertainment, galas, Aqua Idol, dinners out, movies… the list goes on and on! And now it is time to get packed and ready to leave our beloved home in Key West for our dear Rose Cottage at Chippewa Lake! It is always a bittersweet time…..I usually cry all the way to the turnpike, and then I try to put it all behind me and anticipate the always wonderful time we have when we are at the Lake! For all those who would like to stay in touch with us there, our address is 62 Bungalow Bay Blvd., Chippewa Lake, Ohio 44215. We love getting mail. I am going on hiatus with the blog until at least two weeks from now….maybe longer. I really do need to take a breather. I feel I have spent half my season here at the computer sending these missives your way. Hope you have enjoyed them and have taken full advantage of all the marvelous things Key West has to offer. Stay in touch! L

PRIDE IN PARADISE BURLESQUE SHOW TONIGHT, JUNE 10 & JUNE 11 TOO!…. This is one of the premier events of Pride Fest in Key West! See award-winning Burlesque duo of ‘Hers-band & Wife’ duo of Kitten and Lou….who will wow you with their extraordinary performances onstage at the WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!!! Also, hostess, TaTah DuJour will introduce Kylie Jean and some of the most bodacious and beautiful Burlesque Queens, around!!!! This will be a first class drag-tastic burly-Q and Follies Revue! Get tix at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. Show is at 8 pm…doors open at 7:30 pm.

KATHY MELENDY…..As I wrote last week, my friend, Kathy Melendy, passed away on May 24. There is a wonderful obituary in the June 2 edition of The KW Citizen. Kathy was quite an amazing woman as you will read. Please take time to remember Kathy’s husband, Vince by sending him cards and messages to Vincent Melendy…2 Battery Wharf..Unit #2301, Boston, Mass 02109. A Celebration of Kathy’s life will be held in Key West in the Fall. Donations in Kathy’s memory may be made to: Canine Partners for Life, P.O.Box 170, Cochranville, PA 19330.

*WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON!!!!….Just about to finish the amazing 2015-16 season with ‘DIE! MOMMIE DIE!’, the Waterfront Playhouse recently announced next season’s superb lineup!!! Over 100 people showed up to see and hear artistic director, Danny Weathers, announce the very exciting upcoming season…..and it is a GREAT one! You will ALL want to attend every single show. I encourage you to get season tix as soon as possible, so you will not be disappointed! Get your calendars out and jot these shows and dates down!!!! #1…. The annual opening night concert, is ‘WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: BURT BACHARACH’…. Nov. 18 & 19 …. Will feature some of Key West’s fave and most fab talented entertainers…. #2… ‘IT’S ONLY A PLAY’….written by Terrence McNally, directed by Murphy Davis…Dec.13-Jan.7….#3 ‘THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL’…directed by Murphy Davis….Jan. 24-Feb. 11 .. #4… ‘AVENUE Q’ (annual Musical!!!)…directed by Danny Weathers… Feb. 28 to March 25…. #5… ‘GOOD PEOPLE’…directed by Danny Weathers … April 12 to April 29…. #6 … ‘FOREVER PLAID’… a musical… directed by Cameron Murray… May 10- to May 27….. There will also be a special event on Jan. 19 .. All shows are at 8 pm….All opening night shows have a gala party afterward….. All productions have lower priced preview nights! THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ROCKS!!!!

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES……

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ‘A TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL’…..Congrats to Joy Hawkins, Jessica Miano Kruel, Caroline Taylor, Michael McCabe, and Wayne Dapster….at the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ‘GOOD PEOPLE’…..Congrats to Geroge deBraud, Mary Falconer, Peggy Montgomery, Justin Ahearn, Trey Gerrald, and Michael Castellanos.

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ‘FOREVER PLAID’…..Congrats to Matty Kennedy, J.B.McLendon, Mark Crow and David Perlman.

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR ‘IT’S ONLY A PLAY’…..Auditions have ended and the cast for this Terrence McNally play at the Waterfront Playhouse, Dec. 13-Jan. 7 has been announced and it is a great one! Directed by Murphy Davis this all-star cast includes David Black…J.B. McLendon…H. Matt Hulsey…Marjorie Paul-Shook … Trey Gerrald … Maribeth Graham….Barry Tarallo. Congratulations to all!!

LAST CHANCE TO GET ‘EARLY BIRD’ PRICE FOR SUMMER STAGE, JUNE 10 ….If you buy your tix for the Theatre XP Summer Stage shows , your price is only $25. After June 10, the price goes to $30. All you have to do to get this discount is call 302-540-6102. Call Bob Bowersox for this deal!!

SUMMER STAGE NEEDS USHERS…..The KW Summer Stage needs ushers to pass out Playbills and seat audience members. If you are interested call Bob Bowersox at above number.

RED BARN ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON….. #1 ‘PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE’, Dec. 13-Jan 14… ‘MURDER FOR TWO’, a musical, Jan. 20-Feb. 12…. ‘I DO! I DO!’ a musical from Feb. 21-March 18… ‘CAMPING WITH HENRY & TOM’, March 28-April 15… ‘SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE’, April 25-May 13. Sounds like another great season for the BARN!!!!

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…the family and friends of Barry Cook on the loss of his beloved cousin Wanda McNeil….the family and friends of Kathy Melendy, and especially for Vince Melendy….Bud Gruber….Sherrey Welch…Bob Gordon…Mary Kay Clapp in the loss of her beloved, Tom Newton …..Hilda and Mark Watson and the family on the passing of Ted Watson… the friends and family of Dennis Stevens……Walter Lepperd…..the friends and family of Tom Oosterhoudt, especially his mother, MaryAnn Worth….Howard & Inez Casey ….Ed and Shirley Block …..Lenny Stevens …..Robin Deck… Carol MacCartee…Paul Gildea …Eric Weinberger… Rennetta Stevens ….Basia Chaplin…. Richard and Betty Carraway …David Herndon… …Genevieve Isaksen … …Anne McKee … Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson … Zita DuPel …. Tony Martinez …Brian Martinez and family …. Star Husky…. Jennifer Badry … Ron Maranian ……Boomer Crue …Marec Yooree …Virgil and Nancy Williams …Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Dawn Jones …Tony Freese… Alan Ferguson … Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards. Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just for those who 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.

BOTTLECAP ON JUNE 10….Every Friday at 5 to 8 pm… Karaoke…at 10 pm, TGIF Dance with DJ Angel!

LAST FRIDAY FOR BOBBY AT THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…JUNE 10….BOBBY NESBITT is entertaining for Happy Hour, 5:30 to 7:30 pm…He will also be there on the 15th (Friday) and then will be taking the summer off until Fall! Hope you will all come out to see him!!!

DEBRA & PATRICK AT LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB ON JUNE 10 & 17…. 9 pm! 821 Duval St.

TAVERN N TOWN JUNE 10…. Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge at Beachside Marriott!!!

GRUNTS, JUNE 10,17,24….The Bubba System performs at 7:30 pm.

AT THE TROPIC, JUNE 10-JUNE 16…LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP…THE LOBSTER…THE MEDDLER… …X-MEN:APOCALYPSE……THE JUNGLE BOOK…

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JUNE 10,17,24….It’s Michael Robinson with Eric Haley entertaining from 5 top 7 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE 10&11……Dustin Brown at 5pm./Caffeine Carl at 9pm.

LATEDA….JUNE 10,17,24…3 SUM at 8:30 pm…..

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR…JUNE 10…Noon to 3, Alfonse….4-7, Joel Nelson.

GREEN PARROT, JUNE 10 & 11…Albert Castiglia performs on 5:30 and 10 pm.

HOG’S BREATH ON JUNE 10&11….Barry Cuda & Kenny Fradley from noon to 1 pm…. Dennis McCaughey at 5pm….Agent 86 at 9 pm.

CHICAGO’S ON JUNE 10…From 5:00-8:00 pm, Amandah Jantzen entertains from Monday thru Friday at this Greene St. night spot.… Eric Culberson Trio…. from 8:00-11:30. ….…..DJ 12 am to 4 am.

AT MCCONNELL’S IRISH PUB JUNE 10…..Southernmost Magnolia performs at 8:30-11:30 at 900 Duval St.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JUNE 10…Kari Daley performs 1-5pm…. Tony Baltimore performs from 6 to 10 pm.

PAUL COTTON BAND AT SCHOONER WHARF, JUNE 10&11….12-5pm, M. McCloud…7 to midnight, THE PAUL COTTON BAND!!!!!!

HAPPY HOUR TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE & PRINCE ON JUNE 10……At the Bottlecap Groove Lounge…Tips benefit The Studios of Key West…5 to 8 pm….This event has no entry fee….Prizes will be awarded for best costume as Best Bowie…Best Prince…Best Costume inspired by a Bowie or Prince song….5 to6:15 pm, Karaoke Sign up….6:30 pm, Karaoke contest…each participant gets to sing one song and whomever gets the most tips wins a $250 prize package. 7 pm…Costume Contest winners announced. Winner in each category wins $100 gift certificate to a great KW restaurant!

PRIDE IN PARADISE BURLESQUE SHOW ON JUNE 10 & 11…..The #1 Burlesque Performers will be coming to Paradise…..’Hersband and Wife Duo’ of Kitten and Lou will join the fab Key West Gals to put on a faboo show….8 pm….at The Waterfront Playhouse. This is a Drag Tastic Burlesque Follies Revue….Tix are available at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. Note that this is not a Waterfront Playhouse event….It is a separate event by TaTah DuJour and Co.

3rd ANNUAL MYSTERY WRITERS KW FEST, JUNE 10-12…..Lots of great events being planned…..go to www.mysterywriterskeywestfest.com for more info or call 305-587-9392 or email info@mysterywriterskeywestfest.com. This is a jammed packed schedule of workshops, receptions, dinners, roasts, panel discussions, talks by renowned mystery writers, luncheons, and various evening events. Go to above sites to get complete information.

LANEY JONES IN CONCERT JUNE 17…..Laney, one of the top new country artists, will perform at The Studios, 533 Simonton St…. 8 pm. Get tix at www.tskw.org.

CUSTOM HOUSE EXHIBIT…JUNE 17….Original Mario Sanchez sketches in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House from 5:30 – 7 pm…281 Front St…..

NEED A FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN????…..Need a realtor in town? My husband BOB FRECHETTE has been with the marvelous Compass Realty for 18 years…..Give him a call at 305-294-0584! He is the best! I promise!!!!

PUN FOR YOU….When chemists die…..they barium.

FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN YOGA CLASSES….I highly recommend ‘BODY WISDOM YOGA’….located at 1901 Fogarty Ave, Suite 1….owned and operated by Diane and Fred Covan…great instructors, including the marvelous, DENIS HYLAND….all types of Yoga classes for all interests. Go to the website at bodywisdomyoga.com to see the great June schedule, info on classes and all teachers….Phone 305-293-1171.

HAPPY JUNE 11 BIRTHDAY TO… KATY WERNER…PAUL BERRES…JEANNE ROGALSKI….. Please remember BOB DIXON!!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…SUE FORTI & BOB HOULIHAN …. AND … THERESA & SCOTT HOOVER.

MCCONNELL’S IRISH PUB, JUNE 11,17,25…Happy Dog Performs at 900 Duval St. every Sat. eve.

THE GARDENS HOTEL…JUNE 11,18,25….James King III is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm!!!

LIONS CLUB FISH FRY ON JUNE 11….from 6 to 9 pm, full dinner at the Lions Club on N. Roosevelt Blvd…..only $15….all proceeds go to KW Lions Club and Literacy Volunteers of America….for info and advance tix, call 305-304-1941.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JUNE11…Tom Taylor entertains 1-5 pm….Chad Burtch performs from 6-10 pm.

CHICAGO’S ON GREENE ST. JUNE11…. Amandah Jantzen from 5-8:00 pm… Eric Culberson Trio… from 8:00-11:30 pm…12 to 4 am, Latin DJ.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, JUNE11…noon to 3, Alfonse…4-7pm, Din Allen.

TAVERN N TOWN, JUNE 11,25….The Fab, BOBBY NESBITT performs from 5 to 9 pm. In the Lounge at Beachside Marriott!!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JUNE 11 & 18….At 9 pm, it’s Debra & Patrick along with Skipper Kripitz entertaining! 821 Duval St.

LATEDA, JUNE 11…Randy Roberts LIVE! show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room…..3 SUM entertains in the Lounge at 8:30 pm.

JILL CALDWELL EXHIBIT RUNS THRU JUNE 30 …..at SALT GALLERY, JUNE 4… You are all invited to see artist, Jill Caldwell’s new exhibit, “Displacement” at Salt Gallery, 830 Fleming St….The show runs thru June 30.… wonderful works of art!!

KEY WEST PRIDE STREET FAIR, JUNE 11…..This takes place in the 700-900 Blocks of Duval St….Eat, shop, and see live entertainment in the Heart of Duval! All afternoon!!!!

THE STOLI KEY WEST CHALLENGE FINALE, JUNE 11… From 7 to 10 pm…..See who is the BEST of the final 8 bartenders who will fight for the TOP SPOT. Cheer on your faves and be entertained by national celebrities. This takes place on the Duval Street Stage in front of the Bourbon Street Pub!!!! TV star, Jai Rodriguez of the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy series, and LGBT ambassador, Patrik Gallineaux, will host….Celeb judges are Emmy award-winning comedy writer, Bruce Vilanch, actress/singer, Latoya London and our very own SUSHI!!!!

DENIM & DIAMONDS CASINO NIGHT, JUNE 11….To benefit the Rotary Club of KW….7 pm at Marriott Beachside…Tix are $75…

REEF PERKINS DEBUTS NEW BOOK ON JUNE 18….6 to 8 pm at Grand Vin 1107 Duval St…..Reef will debut his new book, ‘DEEP AIR’….Reef will also have his other great books to buy and to autograph! Cash bar…..For more info call 305-292-7963.

PLANT SALE AT KW TROPICAL FOREST, JUNE 18…..Native, rare, and endangered plants will be on sale at the Botanic Garden at 5210 College Rd. from 10 am to Noon. Choose from over 1,500 plants and 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants….Members get a 15% discount. All proceeds benefit the conservation program at the Tropical Forest/Botanic Garden.

TUSCAN WINE SYMPOSIUM ON JUNE 18…..From 3 to 4:30 pm at Grand Vin, 1107 Duval St….$10 per person… Wine taste and chance to buy super Tuscan wines at great prices. Call 305-296-1020 to reserve….closed for this event only!

TERRI WHITE AT BLUE HEAVEN ON JUNE 25…..The fabulous Terri White is back in town after 7 years of performing on Broadway, commercials, NYC gigs at 54 Below, etc… She will be doing her amazing vocals along with Tim McAlpine at Blue Heaven Restaurant on Petronia & Thomas Sts….from 6:30 to 9:30 pm!

JUST SAYING….Life is a shipwreck…but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats!

CAFÉ SOLE DINING SUMMER SPECIAL….Daily 5-10 pm….All entrees $20 excluding daily special items….2 for 1 selected wines by the glass from 5 to 6:30 pm.

NEED A DJ? …..Call Jimmy Jamz Productions at 305-923-7401. The Waterfront Playhouse had him at one of their parties this year and he was FABULOUS!!!!

HAPPY JUNE 12 BIRTHDAY TO…ERIC WEINBERGER…SHANE HALL … GREG BEAVER …SUE CAPANJOLA…JEANNETTE RHYNER…GAIL LEADBETER…

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, JUNE 12… at 5:30-8 pm….Mike Emerson and Friends …. at 526 Angela St.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, JUNE 12,29,26…Noon to 3 pm, Amandah Jantzen….

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS CURATOR LED TOURS….2 PM AT 513 Truman Ave….FREE to attend…Curator Dennis Beaver will direct the tours…..for more info contact Dennis at 305-842-6111.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, JUNE 12,19… Mike Naughton performs from 6-10pm.

ANIMAL FARM OPEN ON JUNE 12 & 26…….From 1 to 3 pm…..Over 150 animals are at our KW Zoo…..If you have never been, I highly recommend that you give it a whirl. A great place to take your young guests and any animal lover. Located at the Sheriff’s Office on Stock Island.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE12….…Dustin Brown at 5 pm… 9 pm, Sodalite.

HOG’S BREATH ON JUNE12……1 pm Brad Martin…..5 pm, Denis McCaughey….9 pm, Agent 86.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JUNE 12,19,26….Barry Cuda & Kenny Fradley and Mick Kilgos perform at 8:30 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, JUNE 12,19,26….Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm!

CHICAGO’S ON GREENE ST., JUNE 12…The Eric Culberson Trio performs from 8:00 to midnight.

LATEDA , JUNE 12,19,26 …Tea Dance at 4 pm…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JUNE 12….12 to 5pm, Michael McCloud…7-11pm The Doerfels.

GREEN PARROT, JUNE 12….Sunday Jazz at 1 pm… Albert Castiglia at Soundcheck at 5:30 pm.

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, JUNE 12….The Crzbees with Skippo and the Boyz, Rob DiStasi, Bubba Lownotes and Chris Burchard…….5:30-8 pm

KEY WEST 2016 PRIDE PARADE, JUNE 12….. From 5 to 7 pm….This Parade will be bigger and better than ever! Originates at Truman Annex and goes from there to Whitehead St….then from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, up Duval St.!!!! The winner of the Stoli Classic will be the Grand Marshall of the Parade!

LATEDA AFTER THE PARADE, JUNE 12….All are invited to LaTeDa for the after-parade party…1125 Duval St….

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, JUNE 19….DEBRA & PATRICK with SKIPPO will be performing at 5:30 pm til 8 at 526 Angela St. This will be a special Father’s Day extravaganza!!!!

LAST JAZZ IN THE GARDENS ON JUNE 26…..Last Jazz of the Season….debut of Clairebuoyant….with Claire Caplan, Ben Osborne, Tim McCord and Skipper Kripitz. 5:30- 8 pm!!!

HAPPY JUNE 13 BIRTHDAY TO…FRANK WOOD…MARY KAY LEE….LENNY ROSIGNALI HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…..PAM & PAUL VEREB and NANCY & ED SWIFT!!!

DUELING BARTENDERS JUNE 13,20,27…..It’s Mark Watson and Tom Luna, Dominic Pavlicek, or Rick Dery entertaining from 5:30-8:30 pm at Aqua Nightclub…711 Duval St. Every Monday.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JUNE 13,20,27….Larry Smith is at this hot night spot at 8:30 pm. Always some great vocalists along with him……true jazz!!!!

THEOLOGY ON TAP, JUNE 13,20,27…..From 6 to 8 pm….at The Porch on Caroline St…. Share & discuss thoughts on values, faith, etc. All invited.

GRUNTS ON JUNE 13,20,27…..Dani Hoy performs from 8 to 11 pm….

LATEDA ON JUNE 13…. DEBRA & PATRICK ARE BA-ACK!!!! They entertain at 8:30 pm in the Lounge!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE 13…5 pm, Roenin…9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Buzz.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, JUNE 13,20,27…..Noon to 3 pm, Rob DiStasi entertains.

CHICAGO’S ON GREENE ST….JUNE 13…Amandah Jantzen from 5:00- 8:00 pm The Eric Culberson Trio performs…. from 8:00- 11:30 pm!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JUNE 13 & 20….noon to 5, Black & Skabuddah…7 –11pm, The Other Band!!!!

HOG’S BREATH , JUNE 13….noon, Zack Seemiller….5 pm, Cliff Cody…9 pm, The Fireballs.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JUNE 13&20…The Bahama Boys perform from 6-10 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN,JUNE 13,20…..Michael Thomas entertains from 5 to 9 pm.

DEBRA & PATRICK BACK AT LATEDA, JUNE 13,14,15,20,21,22…..At 8:30 pm in the By George Bar…..Come one and all to give Deb & Pat a royal Lateda Welcome!!!!!

CAMP BRAVO 2016 SUMMER CAMP, STARTS JUNE 13….The Keys Community School of the Arts presents its 9th year of Camp Bravo Summer Musical Theatre Camp …at the Waterfront Playhouse….Kids 7 to 14, from June 13 thru July 8, weekdays from noon to 5 pm…The musical this year is LION KING JR…….directed by Robin Kaplan, Penny Leto and Lauren Thompson…It will be presented on July 8. Kids will ACT SING AND DANCE and learn about costume and set design….Register now as space is limited. Go to www.keyscommunityschoolofthearts.org for more info or to sign up.

HAPPY JUNE 14 BIRTHDAY TO…TOM CAWLEY…MALATHI CHANRUGAR… INGRID SLEDZ…

GREEN MARKET EVERY THURSDAY, JUNE 14,21,28….This is from 9 am to 2 pm at Bayview Park…LOTS of great produce, cheeses, antiques, gift items, crafts, pickles, jellies, home-made items, baked goods….

INFO SESSION FOR ASPIRING FANTASY FEST KING & QUEEN CANDIDATES, JUNE 14 ….This will take place at the Southernmost Beach Resort, 508 South St., at 6 pm. Former King and Queens of Fantasy Fest will be on hand to answer questions and you will have a chance to learn more about running for King and Queen. All encouraged to come and find out more about how YOU can become Royalty in Key West!!!

AQUA IDOL FOR THE FKSPCA JUNE 14,21,28…..This event is at 6:30 to 8 pm at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St…..It will run thru July 26….Vocalists competing will be Larry Blackburn, Annie Miners, Linda Cruz, Mathias Maloff, Gail Baribeau, Bernadette Restivo, Stacy Rodriguez, Mark Sweeting, Grace Osborn, Shawn Montgomery and Joshua Setty……You can vote and donate online at www.fkspca.org. Click donate, select Aqua Idol and the Gl Code….Type the singer’s name in the Tribute Name Box. Support the FKSPCA. Judges are Tiffany Burton and Tony Konrath and Tammy Fox & Georgia Favelli will be the guest judges on June 14!!!!

FIONA MOLLOY AT MCCONNELL’S IRISH PUB, JUNE 21,28…..Every Tuesday eve from 8 pm till 11:30, the always wonderful Fiona Molloy performs at 900 Duval St…..A voice like an angel is what I say. Come and see why she was the winner of Aqua Idol 2016 for the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!

VIRGILIO’S ON JUNE 14…. at 9:30 pm…..It’s the LOPEZ FAMILY and their Motown Soul Revue ….they rock big time….. featuring CLAYTON, CALVIN & MINA LOPEZ…. Along with Skipper Kripitz, Bubba Lownotes, & Tony Thomas!!!!!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JUNE 14….Roenin at 5 pm…Claire’s Outfit at 9 pm.

HOG’S BREATH, JUNE 14,15,16…noon, Joel Nelson…5 pm, Cliff Cody…9 pm, The Fireballs.

GRUNTS ON JUNE 14,21,28….Chris Rehm and Dani Hoy perform….

BOTTLECAP BLUE ROOM, JUNE 14….Line Dancing at 8 pm…House Music Party at 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JUNE 14…Black & Skabuddah perform from 6-10 pm

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, JUNE 14,21,28…noon to 3, Rusty Lemmon…4-7pm, Rob DiStasi.

LATEDA, JUNE 14 & 21…..Debra & Patrick in the Lounge at 8:30 pm!!!!! The Randy Roberts Show in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!!!

CHICAGO’S, JUNE 14…Amandah Jantzen from 5:00-8:00 pm….8:00-11:30 pm…The Eric Culberson Trio performs….

TAVERN N TOWN, JUNE 14,21,28…Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JUNE 14,21,28…noon to 5, Gary Hempsey….7-11pm, Tom Taylor.

HAPPY JUNE 15 BIRTHDAY TO… DAVID BLACK… WAYNE LARUE SMITH ….MARILYN LARKIN… SHARMAN WILSON…FRANK NIMESHEIM…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…MIMI & GARY McDONALD…&…LARA & BOB WANDRAS!

BOBBY’S LAST FRIDAY AT LITTLE ROOM JAZZ , CLUB, JUNE 15….Bobby Nesbitt is at the piano from 5:30-7:30 pm ….This is his last Happy Hour at the Little Room. …He then will go on hiatus for the summer and resume back in the fall…..821 Duval St.

LITTLE ROOM, JUNE 15….At 8:30 pm, Mary Spears is performing, with Hannah on trumpet.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JUNE 15,22,29….Dom Carelli at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

HOG’S BREATH, JUNE15….Noon, Joel Nelson…. 5pm, Andy Westcott….9 pm, Myles Mancuso Band.

*WINO WEDNESDAY AT LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JUNE 15,22,29…. Locals appreciation…Little Room offers ½ off on all bottles of wine to anyone with a local ID … 2 for 1 glasses of wine every day from 3 pm to 8 pm!!!!

MARINE LIFE TALK AT LIBRARY ON JUNE 15 & 22…..The Marine Science Eco Experience will be at 700 Fleming St….11 am….subject is ‘The Story of the Bottleneck Dolphin.’ On June 22, it will be about Sharks. FREE and open to all.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JUNE 15…Din Allen performs 6-10pm.

THE GREEN PARROT, JUNE 15….Fish Out of Water at 5:30 pm and 9 pm.….

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR…JUNE 15…noon to 3, Rob DiStasi…4-7pm, Tom Taylor.

SMOKIN TUNA, JUNE 15….Roenin at 6 pm ….Anthony Picone & Friends at 9pm.

DEBRA & PATRICK ARE BACK AT LATEDA, JUNE 15, 22… We are thrilled that this dynamic and beloved duo are back performing at LATEDA…at least for awhile… in the Lounge at 8:30 pm. Be there to give them a Warm and Wonderful Key West Welcome back to the DA!!!!! 1125 Duval St…..

TAVERN N TOWN, JUNE 15…Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm at the Marriott!

CHICAGO’S ON GREENE ST., JUNE 15,….Amandah Jantzen from 5:00-8:0 pm….8:00-11:30 pm, The Eric Culberson Trio performs…..

SCHOONER WHARF, JUNE 15…noon to 5, Michael McCloud…7-11pm, Cool Duo.

THIRSTY MERMAID WINE DINNER, JUNE 15…..Theme is ‘Influence of the Islands’ … 7 pm… $75 per person…521 Fleming St…Delish 6 course pairings…..cuisine and wine ….Reservations limited…call 305-204-4828.

KEY WEST SUMMER STAGE, JUNE 29-JULY 10…Theatre XP presents ‘BAD JEWS’, at the Red Barn Theatre…8 pm…directed by Annie Miners and starring Jessica Jackson, Kaleb Smith-Wood, Jeremy Hyatt, and Lisa Elena Monda. For tix call 302-540-6102… Call before June 10th for Early Bird tix at only $25. Opening Nights are $35…all other nights, $30. Season Passes for all Summer Stage Events is $55. For more info go to keywestsummerstage.com.

HAPPY JUNE 16 BIRTHDAY TO…JUDY BRAMSON …STEVE KRAMER … LOUISE GANLEY… TINA SYDENSTRICKER…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO … KATHLEEN & DICK MOODY …FIONA MOLLOY & WALTER LEPPERD!!!

LEARN ABOUT GREEN LANDSCAPING, JUNE 16…..1 to 4pm at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St…..Subject will be ‘Managing Yard Pests responsibly.” FREE to attend. On JUNE 23…..Subject is: ‘Field Trips: Pulling it all together.’

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JUNE 16,23,30….Larry Baeder & Bill Blue perform at 8:30 pm ……..821 Duval St.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, JUNE 16…noon to 3, Rob DiStasi!!!

BOTANIC GARDEN LECTURE, JUNE 16 At 12:30 pm, Susan Reutling, Master Gardener & Tropical Forest Nursery Coordinator, presents, ‘Using Native Plants to Attract Pollinators.”….located on Stock Island at Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden.

GREEN PARROT, JUNE 16…..Debra Dean & Robert Albury perform at 5:30 pm…. Niceness presents a Bob Marley Tribute at 9 pm.

BOTTLECAP BLUE ROOM, JUNE 16,23,30….Songs & Stories…a listening event with CW Colt and local and visiting songwriters….8 pm.

LATEDA, JUNE 16,23… 3 Sum is in the Lounge at 8:30 pm. Randy Roberts LIVE! At 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JUNE 16…Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….7-11pm, Raven Cooper Duo!

GARDENS HOTEL, JUNE 16,23,30….John Benson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm!

CHICAGO’S ON GREEN ST. JUNE 16…5:00-8:00 pm, Amandah Jantzen ……8 pm to 11:30 pm, The Marshall Morlock Band (also on June 30)….Euro DJ from midnight till 4 am!

GRUNTS ON JUNE 16,23,30…. 8 pm, it’s Peter Diamond with Tim McAlpine and Paulie Waterson…located across from Kelly’s on Caroline St.

SUNSET PIER ON JUNE 16,23,30,….The Happy Dog performs every Tues. at the Ocean Key House on the pier.

SMOKIN TUNA, JUNE 16… 5 PM, Roenin…9 pm, Caffeine Carl & the Buzz.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JUNE 16…Rick Fusco performs from 6-10 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, JUNE 16,23,30….Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas entertain from 5- 9 pm.

INFO SESSION ON BECOMIN A FANTASY FEST KING OR QUEEN 2016!.JUNE 14…The first of two Summer Info sessions about cand at 6 pm at Southernmost Beach Resort, 508 South St. If you cannot attend this session, there will be another on June 14.

FRINGE THEATER PRESENTS ‘HATE MAIL’…JUNE 16-19….Presented at Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St…. $25….directed by Rebecca Tomlinson….featuring Susannah Wells and Pony Charvet with Michael Robinson at the piano.

AT THE PORCH…JUNE 23…..The ‘Two of Cups’ trio features Claire Caplan and Ben Osborne and Skipper Kripitz…. 8 pm at this hot spot on Caroline St.

JANE GARDNER INTERIORS, JULY 7…..There will be a cocktail party at this glorious shop at 328 Simonton St….5:30-7:30 pm. Please stop by and shop “Make me your best offer” Sale. The Shop will close for Aug. & Sept. to get ready for the 2016-17 Season!!!!!

HAPPY JUNE 17 BIRTHDAY TO ….NORM MALTBY …AMY RAY …BOB BOFF … BETH ROONEY… MELISSA PETRUSZKA…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… MARY LOU HOOVER & CHARLIE WAITE…

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

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.

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 is 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 so that by the end of 2015, Hugh’s View will be a Truism…. And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden and toast HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!

5% DISCOUNT FOR YOU & THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….Jennifer Badry, jewelry designer to the stars, is offering you a 5% discount plus %5 will go to benefit the Waterfront Playhouse….Just let her know. Mention that you read about this offer in my blog…go to ‘7 Artists Gallery’ at 122 Duval St. and these discounts are applied. Jen is arguably one of Key West most fabulous Jewelry Designers.

GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….This is a glorious new shop at 6oo Frances….a lush new 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…Owner, Patricia Baldus relates….’A worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ graces GRACE!!!!’ It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses. Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within…the lovely Kim Rettenwander is the manager…open daily, at the corner of Southard!

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 AT AQUA…Open daily from 5 to 11 pm….great place to hang!!! In the back of the nightclub at 711 Duval.

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!

SWING DANCE LESSONS EVERY WED….7 pm at Paradise Health & Fitness, 1706 N. Roosevelt….Instructors Lucy Carleton ….runs thru Dec. 11…call 296-6348.

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 GEMINI PERSONALITY….MAY 22 THROUGH JUNE 21 ***

This is one of the liveliest, most vibrant signs of the zodiac. Geminis are mercurial, bright and terrific company. Better yet…they never seem to age. When they are older than dirt, they still look years younger than they really are. They also have a very youthful attitude….love keeping up with the latest trends and their insatiable curiosity keeps them interesting at all times! Geminis love the whole tech revolution as it opened up a whole new area of communicating. They are in heaven with all the new do dads on the net, cell phone apps, etc. Geminis love to keep in touch with people….e-mail and Facebook had the Gemini in mind when they were invented. Geminis love to chat…whether online or just to a neighbor….or someone standing in the checkout line at the market…the Geminis is always ready to talk! They love a bit of gossip….and adore being ‘first with the latest news’. Geminis are very eloquent…born communicators….and they find it easy to express ideas. They do have a low boredom threshold and find it hard to concentrate on one thing for a long time unless they are completely enraptured by it.

Versatility is a Gemini’s middle name….as they can easily tackle most things. The Gemini’s emotions can dip up and down dramatically, and there are days when he may not want to talk to a soul…..but mostly there are the other days when they have to be physically yanked off the phone.

Geminis have a tendency to change their opinions often. Their ideas fluctuate according to the circumstances and the time of day. It is what makes a Gemini such an interesting person to have around. In love, Geminis are happiest dealing with ideas and not emotions, as they find it hard to express their feelings. They feel swamped by a partner who is very emotional….it embarrasses them, and this usually great communicator, can become tongue-tied. They can describe their emotions in an intelligent way, but it is another story when it comes to experiencing and living their feelings. Those who wear their hearts on their sleeves make a Gemini wince. There are big problems if a Gemini is in a relationship with a clinging vine….they are apt to do a disappearing act. A Gemini’s popularity is so high that people adore their sunny nature, their ready laugh and their fascinating conversation. A typical Gemini knows a little about an awful lot. They look for partners who are on the same intellectual level as they are…they are drawn to those who make them think. No matter how attractive someone might be physically, a Gemini won’t stay with them for long if they are boring, not bright, or do not have a sense of humor. The best signs for a Gemini are Libra, Leo, Aries and Gemini!!!

Geminis are ideal for any job in the media, communications industry, advertising and sales. They need to be in a job that keeps them busy with many variations…and if travel is involved, all the better. Self-employment is also attractive to them. As far as money is concerned, with a Gemini, it’s ‘now you see it…now you don’t.’ Geminis love to wheel and deal….they have such a great sales pitch, they could probably sell fish to penguins. They are excellent negotiators. They love impulse shopping and that can often get them in trouble! We love our Gemini Friends and Family Members!!!

HAPPY GEMINI BIRTHDAY TO….

5/22…..Dena Badgerow….George Gugleotti….Joanie Sullivan….Terry Luzius…Luke Wallace…Carol Burns…Rick Mack

5/23…..John Andola…Joyce Burd

5/24…Fran Szabo Chmura

5/25…..Heather Carruthers…Ron Maranian…Tony Laglia

5/26…Vince Taporowski…Diane Colvard

5/27….Bob Houlihan…Cole Stevens

5/28…..Bonnie Piceu…..Ron Klug…

5/29…..Kay Behmke…Anne O’Shea…Fred Covan….Bill Bahlke….Dick Norford… (Remember Nancy Holtkamp!)

5/30…..Kathleen Moody…Shannon Lynch…(Please remember Mary Keller.)

5/31…..Ann Hampton-Callaway….Caroline Cash…Stan Morris…Kelly Summers….George Cooper…Nancy Stevens II

6/1…..Lora Wondras….Wish Washburn…Alan Robbins….(.Please remember Irene Warner.)

6/2…..David Case…Lee Anne Holland…Babs Wade…Carolyn Scott…Lynn Higgins…Tova Corman …Sean Yoder…

6/3….Maribell Mashal….Diane May…John Jurkowski…Basil Markow…Hellin Bed…Brady Stevens

6/4…Pete Hart…Lauren Domski…Ed Gutfreund…

6/5….Trey Forsyth….Nancy 3 Hoffman……Rick Harty…Beryn Harty… Teddy Philput…Tony Santora….…(.Please remember Jean Olson!)

6/6…..Bill Heller….John Stashenko…David Scott Meier

6/7…..Debra Dean…Margaret Domanski…..Bobbie Pavlic….Jim Ryan

6/8…..Linda Greenberg…..Betty Lightcap….George Sanders…Suzanne Washburn…Irene Eyer…John Zadkovich

6/9…..Steve Panariello…Jennie Wolf…Sue Segersten…(Pleaser remember Barbara Gilliam)

6/10…..Jiayin Shen (Jia Jia)….Tammie K. Sheaffer…Jill Cassell…Gary Novak…Marsha Domagalski…

6/11…..Matt Mcgrath….Katy Werner….Paul Berres…Jeanne Rogalski… (Please remember Bob Dixon!)

6/12….Shane Hall…..Sue Capanjola….Gail Leadbeter…Greg Beaver…Eric Weinberger…Jeanette Rhyner…

6/13…..Lenny Rosignalli…Mary Kay Lee Cottrill…Frank Wood

6/14….Tom Cawley…..Malathi Chanrugar…Ingrid Sledz

6/15…..David Black….Marilyn Larkin…Wayne Larue Smith …Frank Nimesheim…Sharman Wilson

6/16…..Judy Bramson….Stephen Kramer…Louise Hemel Ganley…Tina Sydenstricker

6/17…..Amy Ray…Melissa Petruszka…Beth Rooney…Norm Maltby…Bob Boff…

6/18…Judy Helm…Please remember Michael Domski….

6/19…..Keith Dempster….Anne Shaver…Meryl Berman…Jamison Gielilard…Maryann Reifschneider…

6/20…Marilyn Van derVeen….Jane Gardner

6/21…..Craig Hollenback…’Charlie’ Mulligan…Bob Williams

HAPPY GEMINI ANNIVERSARY TO….

5/22….Dena & Bob Badgerow….Rusty Hodgdon & Joyce Chilton

5/23….Ellen & Bernie Peter

5/24…..Gail & Craig Hollenback….Susan Powell & Richard White

5/25…..Hy Conrad & Jeff Johnson…..Sara & Wally Clark…Mary Kay & Bob O’Meara

5/26…..Ruth Reiter & Dan Metzler…Kathy & Tony Laglia

5/27…..Pat West & Chip Allen…..and …..Kim & James Fisher

5/28…Rosemary & Donald Stout

5/29….Please remember Hans & Joani Dollhausen

5/30…John Smythe & Joanne Gavin

5/31…..Judy & Bob Rafanelli…..Kayla & Rob Tollen…

6/2…..Midge & Steve Attis…Please remember Wink & Fred Gasser.

6/3…Sue Capanjola & Lee Applebaum

6/4…..Genevieve & John Isaksen

6/6…Mary Jane & Louis Syroney

6/7…Please remember Nancy & Jim Nolan

6/8…..MaryCarlin & Bill Porter

6/9…..Shirley & Frank Piku……Clare & Bert Angermann

6/10…..Nancy & Virgil Williams

6/11…..Theresa & Scott Hoover…..Sue Forti & Bob Houlihan

6/13…..Paul & Pam Vereb…..Nancy & Ed Swift

6/14….Please remember Bob & Gladys Rybicki….

6/15…..Mimi & Gary McDonald…..Lora & Bob Wandras

6/16…..Kathleen & Dick Moody…..Fiona Molloy & Walter Lepperd…Arlene & Ken Machor…

6/17…..Mary Lou Hoover & Charlie Waite

6/18…..Virginia & Donald Robbins….Bob & Jean Dostal….Doug & Carrie Helliesen

6/19…..Bounce & Karen ‘LaLa” Grant Margil…..Len & Helen Stevens….Mary Kay Lee & Bill Cottrill

6/20…..Allesandra & Franco Piacibello….Sandy & Chuck Abookire….Denise & Tom Rybicki…Liz & Ron Leonard….

6/21…..Rita Linder & Perry Arnold……Connie & Jeff Hurst…..(Please remember Gail & Franko Richmond!)

If you are one of those special Geminis, let me know if any of the above description applies to you in any way. If you receive this and find you are not on the list, and would like to be, please send me your birth month & day to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will include you….also your anniversary info if applies! If you are reading this, I urge you to reach out to those you know and remember them on their special days. It is a simple way to stay in touch with those in our community in a caring way. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to All!!!

Much Love, Lynda

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