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IT’S SPRINGTIME IN KEY WEST!!!
Friday, April 13, 2018


IT’S SPRINGTIME IN KEY WEST!!!

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

HAPPY APRIL 13 BIRTHDAY TO…ANNIE MINERS ……. LORETTA FORMAN…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… HELEN WALKER & LEO WATERS…

**LAST TWO CHANCES TO SEE “AVENUE Q”AT THE WATERFRONT, APRIL 13 & 14… If you missed this show last year cause you couldn’t get tix OR you still haven’t seen it this year… these are your last two days to see it!!! It is fabulously funny and totally entertaining..a winner of the Tony award…. With a superb cast….directed by Danny Weathers….and set design by Michael Boyer!!! Get tix NOW at 305-294-5015 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org !!!!

TERI JOHNSTON FOR MAYOR EVENT ON APRIL 13…..Come by the Side Bar at Aqua Nightclub to Meet & Greet TERI JOHNSTON….. 5 to 7 pm at 504 Angela St. Come and see and hear what has the town buzzing with excitement!! Teri Johnston was a sensational Commissioner and she will make an exceptional Mayor of Key West. She is smart, sensitive, compassionate, caring, relatable, a great listener, has amazing ideas and solutions to problems….. and she makes great decisions. I believe in TERI and I urge you stop by Aqua to meet the marvelous TERI JOHNSTON!!!!

***HEAD’S UP ON MAY 7 FAREWELL ROAST FOR DEPARTING DANNY WEATHERS…. Tix are now on sale for this sure-to-be-memorable evening as the community gathers to Roast departing Waterfront Playhouse Artistic Director, DANNY WEATHERS…. May 7th at Lateda, 1125 Duval St. Emcee is VICKI ROUSH….To reserve your tickets, go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org. …. tix for Dinner & Show starting at 6 pm, $150 each…. Tix for only the Roast/Show, starting at 8 pm, are $50 . Dinner will be served in the Mezzanine….. Show in the Crystal Room. Vicki, along with some of Danny’s nearest and dearest, will be ‘roasting’ dear DANNY in their own special way… all in good fun, for sure…hahahaha!!!! Limited tickets are being sold, so buy now!

RAISE THE ROOF’…NEW MINI AQUA IDOL, APRIL 17,24 AND MAY 1 ONLY….. Fantasy Fest Queen Destiny Montgomery has organized an Aqua Idol to help raise money for a new Roof for the VFW on Roosevelt Blvd….. Vocalists are Larry Blackburn, Val Hines, Bob Wood, Bill Melchior, Jessica Ann Larson, Jodyrae Campbell, Grace Osborn, James Copp, Stacy Ortiz, Jerry Hughes and Linda Cruz. Joining Destiny and Tony Konrath as guest judge on April 17 will be Mois…. Lynda Frechette!!!! Time is 6:30-8 pm…..No eliminations…..great entertainment…. Free to attend….. raising dollars for a good cause!!!! Help “Raise the Roof at the VFW!”

****PLEASE READ!!!!!!! FOOD FOR THOUGHT PROGRAM AT KW HIGH SCHOOL….Did you know that every day, 200 at risk students at KW High don’t go home hungry, thanks to this organization? Students receive a meal to either eat after school or to bring home for dinner. Hurricane Irma intensified the need for this program and has put an even greater demand on this after school food program. You are asked to help feel these needy students by either taking a day each month to donate sandwiches, pizza, roll ups or any food that is easy to pick up and go…. Or by making a $250 donation which would cover the food expense for the day. The food can be dropped off anytime from 9 am to 1:45 at the KW High School front office on Flagler. If you choose to make a $250 donation contribution to cover the cost of food for one day, you donation is tax deductible. A 501C3 letter is available for tax purposes and checks should be made to Key West High School. If you aren’t able to pay for an entire day, any food, financial support or help with food prep would be greatly appreciated. For more info on how you can help please contact Diana Damewood… diana_damewood@att.net or call her at 703-928-2705…. Or Nora Revelin revelinn@comcast.net … 786-247-8683. Any and all monetary donations are accepted….. You can also contact Gail Lima at 305-304-2248. Hard to believe that this affluent little town has such a need, isn’t it?

TROPIC CINEMA…. APRIL 13-19….. The Death of Stalin…… Ready Player One…. The Leisure Seeker… A Quiet Place…..Isle of Dogs…..

CAPTAIN OUTRAGEOUS! RESTROSPECTIVE ON APRIL 13….. This thoroughly Outrageous Art Show opens today! Meet at Green Parrot at 4:30-5:30 pm to celebrate what would have been The Captain’s 78th birthday… raise a glass in memory of him! 5:30-6 pm…. VIP Member party at The Custom House….6 pm till 7:30 pm, Open to all…..entertainment….cash bar and birthday cake. ALL invited to any or all of these events on April 13.

CHUCK FOX AT AMERICAN LEGION ON APRIL 13, 20 & 27….. 7 to 10 pm…. located on College Rd on Stock Island…. Chuck Fox is terrific!!!! And going to the American Legion is verrrrry interesting and fun!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN…APRIL 13,20,27…. Mike Emerson from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 13,20,27…..Michael Robinson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….

SALUTE ON APRIL 13….. 6 pm at Higgs Beach…..It’s The Two of Cups Trio with Claire Caplan, Ben Osborne and Skipper Kripitz…..

OUTDOOR MOVIE AT BAYVIE PARK…. APRIL 13….7 pm…. bring blankets and low backed chairs …….. good for the whole family… FREE!!

CONCH REPBULIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 13 &20…. Mike Naughton at 1-5 pm…. Tom Taylor from 6-10 pm!!!

HOG’S BREATH, APRIL 13 & 14….1 pm, Kenny & Cuda…5pm, Mike Veal… 10 pm, Reggie Sullivan Band.

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 13&14… 12 TO 5 PM, Michael McCloud… 7 to Midnight, Last Mangoes Band

THE GREEN PARROT…. APRIL 13&14….Happy Dog at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

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

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

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP ON APRIL 13,20,27…..7:30-10 pm…..1128 Simonton St. Get tix at www.comedykeywest.com…. Every Thursday and Friday $10 in advance and $15 at the door….. TOP NOTCH comics will have you laughing your buns off. Local comics are first and headliners then perform and they are outstanding…. This is a real Key West Treasure!

LATEDA, APRIL 13… 3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge… Randy Roberts Live! performs In the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, APRIL 13 & 14…Scott Kirby & Gabriel Donohue….5 pm…. At 9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends…

GRUNTS ON APRIL 13,20,27….. The Bubba System…. Featuring some of Key West’s most beloved musicians…. Including Pauly Waterson and even Coffee Butler now and again. 7:30-11:30 pm….. EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT GRUNTS ON CAROLINE ST.

STOCK ISLAND ART WALK, APRIL 13…..11 am to 4 pm….. See the great galleries on The Isle of Stock and see artists at work…. Fascinating stuff… For more information go to www.stockislandstudio.com.

**RYAN WOJCIK SET TO STAR IN **KW BURLESQUE ‘HOT ISLAND NIGHTS: TROPICAL DELIGHTS’ APR. 20… Christa Hunt AKA TaTah du Jour is pulling out all the stops for this hot hot hot show!!! At The Key West Theater on April 20th at 8 pm…. 512 Eaton St….You will get to meet co-host, Chief Peach, the littlest Strong Man who will make you swoon with delight! Also starring some of the best ever Burlesque performers and featuring Jenna Beth, Lila Starlet, and Franki Markstone… singer, Jennica McCleary…. The Key West Dancers…. PLUS…. exciting new local talents like RYAN WOJCIK, recent Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol Finalist…..(definitely HOT1)…. And NICK MAZZA, KW Burlesque’s newest ‘bad boy.’….. Doors open at 7 and show starts at 8 pm…. Get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com or call 305-985-0433.

ART OPENING ON STOCK ISLAND, APRIL 20…..5 to 8 pm at 6810 Front St., Stock Island…. Local artists of the Lower Keys coming together for an end of the season show… Art by Jimmy and Karen Wray…. Stories by Craig Sasser… works by Lizzie DeVries…. And Pamela McLeod…. And Louis Wray and more…. Upstairs!

CONCH REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE KICKOFF PARTY ON APRIL 20…..Party & Conch Shell blowing contest at 7 pm at Schooner Wharf Bar…..Cayo Ritmo band entertains…. Former Mayor, Dennis Wardlow will speak on his experiences that led to the secession ….Prizes for Conch Shell blowing in various categories… longest, loudest, most musical sound, etc. Sign up for contest…. Starts at 8 pm…. contest at 8:45 pm…..

DUVAL STREET PARADE, APRIL 27…. 7 pm…. A Conch Republic Event!

LEGALLY BLONDE JR.” AT KW THEATER, MAY 4,5,6….. The KW High School Drama Club are presenting this musical at the KW Theater at 512 Eaton St. Get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com or call 305-985-0422.

**ROCK SOLOMON BRINGS BACK JAZZ AGE RETROSPECTACULAR….APRIL 19….To find out more information about the Mystery Dinner with all details…. Call 305-570-3000 or go to www.mixdeity.com/2018_retrospectacular to reserve or for more information. Future dates for this fabulous evening are April 19, May 14 June 18 and July 16. VIP ticket includes a cocktail hour with one comp drink and bites plus a three course gourmet dinner, interactive mystery theatre and live music from the Jazz Age..There are also lower-priced Bar Seats available… Wear your best retro-Gatsby threads for a chance to win prizes in the best-dressed costume contest. These Mystery Dinner Nights are held at the wonderful FIRST FLIGHT RESTAURANT (formerly Kelly’s) on Whitehead St…First Flight was the original home of Pan American Airlines!! (SCROLL DOWN TO APRIL 12, TO READ ABOUT THE NEXT MYSTERY DINNER EVENT!!)

PAPIO KINETIC SCULPTURE PARADE…..There are events associated with these events which occur May 4-6. Read more about entering the parade and what all is happening at www.papiokineticparade.com.. Learn about updates on registration, workshops in building, the post parade party and concert and prizes.

GET TIX NOW FOR REMAINING WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE SHOWS… Production #4…. A reprise of the vastly successful musical ‘AVENUE Q’…..thru….April 14… Production #5….’THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE’…directed by Danny Weathers…May 2-May 26…. A comedy with music!!!! Christopher Peterson stars! Go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tix….Season Tix are on sale! You do NOT want to be disappointed.

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

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

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

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

BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Need a realtor in town? My husband BOB FRECHETTE IS YOUR MAN!!!! He has been with the marvelous Compass Realty ( NOW Keller-Williams Compass) for 18 years …Give him a call at 305-304-2584! Email him at rfrechette@bellsouth.net. He is the best! I promise!!!! Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!! He will have only your best interests at heart.

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

THE RED BARN REMAINING SHOWS.. April 17-May 5, “Cry It Out” …stars Erin McKenna, Amber Good McDonald and Michael Castellano…. Directed by Joy Hawkins. Season Subscriptions are available that include all four main stage productions, etc. Go to www.redbarntheatre.com to see all Subscription packages, etc. For more info call 305-296-9911.

HEAD’S UP ON MYSTERY FEST…. I know it is a way off, June 22-24…. But it is time to start planning….. go to www.mysteryfestkeywest.com for information or call 305-587-9392.

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

A PUN FOR YOU…A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it is two tired.

HAPPY APRIL 14 BIRTHDAY TO…PAM VEREB….. IOLANDA STASHENKO …. WILL TREM…

*LAST NIGHT TO SEE “AVENUE Q” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE…..APRIL 14…. 8 pm ….. get tix NOW at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. If you haven’t seen this show or want to see it again…. This is your LAST opportunity!

*YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO CLOSING NIGHT PARTY…..APRIL 14….Join the cast and crew of AVENUE Q at OCEAN GRILL on Duval Square (formerly Square One)… about 10 pm….Time to congratulate all involved in this musical on a great job!!! You need not to have attended the closing night show to attend this party. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar…..Hope to see you there!!!! Thanks to Ocean Grill for their hospitality!!!!

ROCK SOLOMON AT HOT TIN ROOF, APRIL 14,21,28… Rock entertains at this fine restaurant every Saturday….8 to 10 pm…. With James King III and guests including, Megan Constantine, Tim McAlpine, Marty Stonely and more…. It fluctuates every week… but I hear it is darn great music to listen to while dining!

ISLE COOK, APRIL 14,21,28…..218 Whitehead St…. 2 to 3:30 pm every Saturday … regional wine and food event….. go to www.islecookkeywest.com for info and details!

LATEDA, APRIL 14 & 21…. 3 Sum perform at 8:30 pm…!!!!! Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

SALUTE ON APRIL 14…. It’s The CRZB’s on the Beach at Higgs…. With Skipper Kripitz, Joe Dallas, Mark Rose and Chris Burchard….. 5:15 pm….

THE KEY WEST THEATER, APRIL 14…. Jimmie Vaughan with Caffeine Carl…. 8 pm at 312 Eaton St.

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 14,21,28….Bobby Nesbitt entertains from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge…

THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 14,21,28…. Jimmy Olson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm … and usually has some wonderful singers popping by too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, APRIL 14…. Chris Thomas at 5-9 pm….. 6-10pm, Tony Baltimore.

GRUNTS, APRIL 14,21,28…. The Bubba System…. from 7:30 to 11:30 pm.

JON McINTOSH SERVICE & RECEPTION, APRIL 14…. It pains me to even write this as it is still so hard to be true…. That darling TOSH, as we knew him, has passed…. His great big grin dances in my head and it is all hard to comprehend…. A huge loss for our town! Anyway…. There will be a Church Service for Tosh at St. Paul’s Church at 401 Duval St. at 3:30 pm on Saturday, April 14. Following the service will be a reception at The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St. He definitely left his mark on all our hearts!

AT BOOKS & BOOKS, APRIL 14….Meet & Greet author Gary Sikorski, who will be signing his book, ‘101 Things to Do In Key West’…. 1 to 3 pm at 533 Eaton St.

FIRST ANNUAL SHRIMP ROAD SEAFOOD & CRAFT BEER FEST, APRIL 14…. Noon to 5 pm…. $55 per person….Over 50 Craft Beers, restaurant & Local Artisans… live music….at Stock Island Marina, 7001 Shrimp Rd. Tix available…. Go to www.shrimproadseafoodfest.com for more info and tickets.

NATIVE PLANT SALE, APRIL 21…..At KW Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden….. sale is 9-12pm…. At 1:30 pm, Nursery Mgr. and Master Gardener, Susie Reutling will speak in the Nature Chapel….subject is Trials & Tribulations-Gardening in the FLA Keys. Located at 5210 College Rd on Stock Island.

SALUTE ON THE BEACH ON APRIL 21…. The Michelle Dravis Trio with Skipper Kripitz and Yvan Agbo…..5:30 pm…..

DUELING PIANOS ON APRIL 21…. At the Side Bar at Aqua Nightclub….on Angela St. 6:30 pm…. stars The dynamic duo of Gerianne & Eric!!!!

EARTH DAY JAM WITH THAT HIPPIE BAND, APRIL 21….It is Gary Hempsey and his ‘band of Hippies’… At KW Theater, 312 Eaton St.

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, APRIL 28…..10 am to 5 pm, on Duval St.

BLOODY BATTLE IN KW HARBOR, APRIL 28…. 6 pm at Mallory Square….. A Conch Republic Event!

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY, APRIL 28…. Stop in at Books & Books from 10 and to 6 pm…..and support our local bookstores in Key West.

NANCY DREW CONVENTION ON APRIL 28….at Books & Books, 533 Eaton St. 10 am to noon. Be a Nancy Drew Sleuth and also celebrate her birthday on this date!

PAPIO SCULPTURE & ART BIKE PARADE ON MAY 5… Heads up on this popular event presented by KW Art & Historical Society and Wonderdog Studios…. For complete list of activities go to www.papiokineticparade.com.

HAPPY APRIL 15 BIRTHDAY TO…GINA MASERATTI (aka Kerry Cressman)… KEN PESKETT …. WENDY ZINTSMASTER….

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, APRIL 15…. It’s the wonderful Larry Baeder entertaining from 9 am to 11 am… at The Coffee House next to the Old Stone Methodist Church at Eaton and Simonton Sts. A place for soulful sounds… good listening, learning and sharing..

AL ROMANO AT OCEAN GRILLE ON APRIL 15,22,29…..1075 Duval Square…. Enjoy a great brunch while listening to Al croon …. Noon to 3 pm every Sunday!!!

TERRI WHITE AT JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 15…. From 5:30 – 8 pm, entertaining!!!! 526 Angela St. Treat yourself to an eve of wonderful musical entertainment with Broadway Legend, TERRI WHITE!!!!

SOUTHERNMOST SHOW AND SHINE, APRIL 15….The FLA KEYS Southernmost Car Club hosts its monthly show from noon to 3 pm at the Sugarloaf Lodge….MM 17…. 17001 Overseas Hwy. Call Dick Moody at 305-942-1758 for more info.

GRUNTS ON APRIL 15,22,29…..Michelle Dravis performs from 7:30-10:30 pm.

BLUE HEAVEN ON APRIL 15….10:30 am-1:30 pm….Skipper Kripitz and Megan Clay Constantine perform at this KW institution.

BLUE HEAVEN ON APRIL 15…..6:30-9:30 pm…. Raven Cooper and Skipper Kripitz perform.

POETRY CELEBRATION AT ONE ISLAND FAMILY….APRIL 15….11 am at 801 Georgia St. FREE and open to all….Bring an original poem or a fave poem to share…. Call 305-293-0902.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 15… Tom Taylor, 1-5 pm….Oren from 5:30- to 9:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 15… Michael McCloud, 12-5…… Cayo Ritmo Duo 7 to 11 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, APRIL 15 & 22… Kristin McNamara at 5 pm…. Marshall Morlock Band 9 pm.

LATEDA, APRIL 15,22,29……Tea Dance at 4 pm…..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm till 11:30 pm…in the Lounge! …

HOG’S BREATH, APRIL 15…. 1 pm, Mike Veal…5 pm, Reggie Sullivan Band.

TAVERN N TOWN APRIL 15…. Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm….

GREEN PARROT, APRIL 15….. Jazz at 1 pm…… ‘5800’ Soundcheck at 5:30 pm

THE SUNDAY RAMBLE, APRIL 15…. 8 pm at The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St…. with Cliff Cody, Nick Norman, Cayman Smith Martin, Din Allen, and the Ramble Band.

AQUA MAIN STAGE SHOW, APRIL 15…. It’s Rhett Kalman doing his one man show, ‘From Broadway to the Conch Republic.” 6:30 pm. Tix are $15. 711 Duval St.

KEYS CHORAL ARTS…APRIL 15…. Premier Concert at 4 pm at St. Paul’s Church….. $20 at the door….Directed by Tim Petersen and Ann McFarland as accompanist. 401 Duval St.

THE VINTNERS DINNER…. APRIL 15…..$125 per person at Casa Marina….. 1500 Reynolds St….Get tix for this fab event at https://tinyurl.com/Vintners2018. 6 to 10 pm. Amazing food and wine pairings….. great times always!

COW KEY CHANNEL BRIDGE RUN…. APRIL 15…Designed for athletes who don’t like to wake up early….or break a sweat….Noon…..google Cow Key Bridge Run for info.

ORCHID SOCIETY, APRIL 15….This group meets at 1 pm at Ft. West Martello at 1100 Atlantic Blvd…Open to the public….

THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 22 …..The Scott Marischen Quartet, with Skipper, Joe Dallas, and Chris Burchard…. 5:30 to 8 pm.

AQUA MAIN STAGE SHOW, APRIL 22…. It’s Goddess Galore with a ‘Galore Encore’. Starring RIC DERY in his fab show…. 6:30 pm at 711 Duval St. $15 at the door.

BOONDOCKS ON APRIL 22 …. It’s Island Time Duo with Chuck Fox and David Herzog ….6 to 10 pm at Ramrod Key….. They make great music together!

LAUREN THOMPSON STARS IN SHOW AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB… APRIL 29… A fab show starring talented and beautiful Lauren Thompson who was recently runner up in the Waterfront Playhouse Idol will be on April 29 at 6:30 pm. More details to come. Save the date!!!

ANNUAL BED RACE ON APRIL 29…..2 pm….. Starts at the Pink Triangle….. a Conch Republic Event.

REMARCABLE DANCE PROJECT, APRIL 29….. 4 pm at the Studios 533 Eaton St… An innovative dance program combining the talents of Dance Key West and MARC House members….. Inspirational and heartwarming…. Performances are amazing and it ends with a dance party you will not forget! Thanks to Kyla Piscopink and Dance Key West.

KEVIN NEALON AT KEY WEST THEATER, APRIL 29….Comedian from SNL will be performing at 312 Eaton St.

HAPPY APRIL 16 BIRTHDAY TO…VALSIN MARMILLION…DENISE CHELEKIS… BRENDA BODNER…

DUELING BARTENDERS ON APRIL 16,23,39…. Every Monday at Aqua Nighclub…. It’s Tommy Luna and Ric Dery and a guest singing bartender….. 5:30-8 BOBBY NESBITT WILL BE THERE ON APRIL 16 along with TOMMY LUNA & RIC DERY..….( HEATHER MAE POTTER ON APRIL 23 AND LAURA RICHARDSON ON APRIL 30!!!! )

BILL MELCHIOR AT OCEAN GRILL, APRIL 16,23,30….. Bill performs from to 9 pm through April…..Ocean Grill is located on Duval Square….formerly Square One.

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 16,23,30…. Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

LATEDA ON APRIL 16…. Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 16….noon to 5, Michael McCloud… 6:30-11:30 pm, Black & Skabuddah.….

HOG’S BREATH, APRIL 16… 1 PM, Zack Seemiller….5 pm, Cliff Cody..….10pm, Highway 61 Band.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 16,23,30 ..The Bahama Boys from 6-10 pm.

GRUNTS ON APRIL 16,23,30…..The Love Maximum with Tory Mata and Ben Pegg…

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, APRIL 16…. Scotty Huff and Shawn Burns at 5 pm… Blue Monday with CC and the Buzz at 9 pm.

TASTE OF KEY WEST, APRIL 16….6 to 9 pm… FREE general admission…. At Mallory Square….Food & drink festival….Tix and packages now available to buy….. at https://tinyurl.com/TasteofKW2018.

BINGO FOR KWAHS, APRIL 16…. At Green Parrot from 7 to 9 pm….to benefit KW Art & Historical Society…..

CALL FOR CANDIDATES, APRIL 23….Hometown KW has scheduled a call for candidates forum for 5 pm…..at Salute on the Beach, 1000 Atlantic….

HAPPY APRIL 17 BIRTHDAY TO…VINCENT ZITO …PHYLLIS KASCHUB … LES STEELE …MIKE EPPENHART… JULIE PATERSON… (Please remember Tom Oosterhoudt!!) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. DANNY WEATHERS & ALAN MELNICK!!!

**‘RAISE THE ROOF’ FOR THE VFW….AQUA IDOL. APRIL 17,24,&MAY 1 ONLY…. Your help is needed….. FF Queen and former Aqua Idol Finalist for the Waterfront Playhouse, DESTINY MONTGOMERY, is hosting a 4 week mini Idol…. (started April 10)….Great singers will sing their hearts out for the VFW, whose roof was compromised during hurricane Irma… 6:30- 8 pm….. I will be joining Destiny and Tony Konrath as guest judge on April 17…..Hope to see you there! Free to attend, but please bring $$$$ to tip your fave vocalists!!!! Singers are Bob Wood, Bill Melchior, Grace Osborn, Larry Blackburn, Val Hines, Jessica Ann Larson, Jodyrae Campbell, Stacy Ortiz, Jerry Hughes, Linda Cruz and James Copp.

CRY IT OUT’ OPENS AT RED BARN, APRIL 17…..Directed by Joy Hawkins, this play stars Amber McDonald, Michael Castellano, Zoe Hawkins Wells, and Erin McKenna…. 8 pm ….This is a clever, smart and funny pay about motherhood, friendship, life and love….. Opening Night reception afterward at Bagatelle Restaurant…on Duval St. Get tix now at 305-296-9911 or go to www.redbarntheatre.com. Show runs thu May 5.

LATEDA, APRIL 17&24… The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge….Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show in the Crystal room at 9 pm.

*FIONA MOLLOY AT KW BITE, APRIL 17,24…..Fiona is fab… plain and simple…. She is an internationally known singer and performs from 7:30-10:30 every Tuesday. She is also a former Aqua Idol Winner for the Waterfront Playhouse! Terry Wetmore is there too…. And you never know who is going to show up with an Ugly Stick! Formerly PT’s Late Night on Caroline St.

GRUNTS ON APRIL 17,24…..Peter Diamond Jazz Trio with Mark Rose and Tim McAlpine…. 7:30-10:30 every Tuesday.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON…. APRIL 17… Scotty Huff & Shawn Burns at 5 pm…. Marshall Morlock Band at 9 pm.

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO, APRIL 17,24….. Every Tuesday…. 6:30 pm…. 5610 College Rd.

VIRGILIOS ON APRIL 17….. The CRZB’s with Skippo, Rob Distasi, Chris Burchard and Bubba Lownotes. 9 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 17…Gary Hempsey at noon to 5….The Shanty Hounds from 7:00-11 pm.…

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 17,24,….. Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

HOG’S BREATH, APRIL 17,18,19…1 pm, Joel Nelson….5 pm, Cliff Cody… 10pm, Highway 61 Band.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO, APRIL 17,24…. Black & Skabuddah from 6-10 pm.

VIRGILIO’S ON APRIL 24…..9 pm, it’s The Raven Cooper Trio, with Raven, Skipper Kripitz and Megan Clay Constantine…..

HAPPY APRIL 18 BIRTHDAY TO…HEATHER-MAE POTTER…. GAYLE MILLER… CHIP ALLEN…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. AMANDA & DANIEL GARCIA…

AL ROMANO AT OCEAN GRILL, APRIL 18,25…..1075 Duval St…. Crooner, Al Romano entertains from noon to 3 pm for brunch….Al is one of my former Aqua Idol winners for the Waterfront Playhouse! He will sing all your fave Sinatra, Elvis, Drifters and Rat Pack tunes! Skooby dooby do!!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES, APRIL 18,19,20,21….. Dance the night away from 9 to midnight, every Wed. thru Sat…..at this hot spot on Duval St.!!!! Every Wed. thru Sat. each week!!!!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, APRIL 18…Scotty Huff & Shawn Burns at 5 pm… 9 pm, Andy Wescott Band.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 18….6-10 pm, Nick Norman…

GREEN PARROT, APRIL 18… Jeff Clark’s ‘Kevin’ at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 18 & 25…Noon to 5 pm, Jeff Clark….7-11 pm…Raven Cooper.

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 18…. Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm.

LIBBY YORK CONCERT ON APRIL 18 IN NYC….Concert at St. Peter’s Church, the jazz church in CitiCorp Center at 54th & Lexington.

LATEDA, APRIL 18 & 25…. The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm.

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

GRUNTS ON APRIL 18,25….. Eric Levy from 8 to 11 pm.

KINKY BOOTS” AT TENN. WMS, APRIL 25 & 26…..This is a super marvelous musical that you will love! 8 pm at Tennessee Williams theatre… get tix at www.keystix.com.

HEAD’S UP ON KEY WEST SONGWRITER’S FESTIVAL…STARTS MAY 9-MAY 13…. Hundreds of singer/songwriters come to Key West from Nashville and all over the world for this amazing event! Free concerts in just about every saloon in town…. Some wonderful paid events…. Main spot for touching base is Smokin Tuna Saloon. For list of events, and complete schedule go to www.keywestfilmfestival.com.

HAPPY APRIL 19 BIRTHDAY TO…JIM SALEM…. JACKIE O’NEIL… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. RIC AND TANDEN DERY……BETH & JOE PIZZO!!!

BO’S FISHWAGON, APRIL 19,26….. 6 to 9 pm each Thurs…..The Magnolia Band performs a unique blend of Cajun, country and bluegrass…. Led my Maggie Mniz with Steve Gibson on the mandolin and Chuck Sherman on pedal steel….. Located at Caroline & William Sts. At the historic seaport!

TAVERN N TOWN…. APRIL 19,26…. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

FARMER’S MARKET APRIL 19, 26…. Every Thursday at Bayview Park from 9 am to 2 pm. Vendors galore!

COMEDY AT THE BOTTLECAP…. APRIL 19,20, 26,27,…. At 1128 Simonton St. First class comics will delight you all night long….. tix are $15 at the door…. $10 online in advance. Showtime is 8 pm… doors open earlier…..Laugh the night away!

GREEN PARROT, APRIL 19…. Happy dog at 5:30, 9 pm and 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., APRIL 19,26 …Rick Fusco from 6-10 pm…

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

THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 19,26…. Megan Constantine from 5 to 7 pm…..

GRUNTS ON APRIL 19,26….The Shanty Hounds perform from 7:30-10:30 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA, APRIL 19,20,21… 5 PM, Scotty Huff & Shawn Burns…9 pm, Caffeine Carl & the Buzz or Friends….

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 19…Michael McCloud, noon to 5… Cool Duo of Chuck Fox and Dave Herzog 7 to 11 pm.

**‘CONCH REPUBLIC THE MUSICAL’… OPENS APRIL 19 AT 7 PM…. The Fringe presents this musical at The Studios…runs April 19-21 and April 24-28. 533 Eaton St…. Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson… and starring, DAVID BLACK, BILLY CARTLEDGE, RHETT KALMAN, MATHIAS MALOFF, BERNADETTE RESTIVO, AND MEGAN CONSTANTINE AT THE PIANO….. Go to www.fringetheater.org for tix or call 305-731-0581. Get ready to have a rip roaring good time!!!!!

***MURDER MYSTERY RETROSPECTACULAR DINNER, APRIL 19…. You are invited to attend this mysteriously wonderful evening… Get transported back to another era… the Jazz Age…. Enjoy drinks, a gourmet dinner with interactive mystery theatre and live music … family friendly… all age event. At The First Flight Island Restaurant at 301 Whitehead St…..Presented by that suave and debonair, Rock Solomon and Mixdeity Entertainment….. Various ticket levels….. check online at www.Mixdeity.com for all info…..or call 305-570-3000. We have attended this event and have had a grand time….. meeting new people who want a unique and exciting new Key West experience. Everyone is assigned a roll to play through the eve. There is always a murder…. And the guests all try to figure out who dunnit with the info they are given as they enter the Party! Great interaction amongst all the guests… Great Gatsby attire is encouraged and prizes are given for the best costume! Cocktails start at 5 pm and dinner at 6….excellent cuisine…. Give this a try for something extraordinary! You will have a great time, believe me!!!

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY, APRIL 19…..7:30 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre at the College….. get tix at www.keystix.com. Get 20% discount using code SF2020 at Check Out!!!!

KW ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPEAKER SERIES…. APRIL 19….Tom Hambright is the distinguished guest speaker…. 6 pm at Old City Hall….510 Greene St…. He will talk about ‘The Rest of the Story” and examination of significant KW history events, presented in the tradition of the late Paul Harvey. Tix available …$5 for members and $10 for non-members. Call Adele at 305-295-6616 x:115 for tix and info.

MCKEE ARTISTS FUND GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE…Grants of up to $2,000 can be obtained to assist with project-based endeavors…. Applications and instructions are available at www.MckeeFund.org. Completed applications must be submitted no later than midnight on Sat., March 31, 2018. Grant recipients will be notified of their status on or before April 13, 2018.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY……THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AND I THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO AQUA IDOL 2018!!!! …..Lara Fox and Danger Charters… Helen & Ben Harrison, Harrison Gallery… KW Art & Historical Society and Michael Giede… Kate Miano at The Gardens Hotel …Bob Wolz and The Little White House… Kristin Larkin and Peter Glicklich….. Lance Harvey Car Detailing…. Jimmy Olson for amazing services….. Mike Freas, artist….Rich and Jerry at The Bowman Inn in NH (Jimmy Olson) … Mona Santiago at Southernmost Point Guest House…artist, Lynn Sherman …. Jane Gardner at Jane Gardner Interiors…. Christopher Peterson… Rock Solomon and Mixdeity … Stephanie Hellstrom at LaRubia… Chris Shultz and Mary Ellen’s, The Porch, the Tiki Bar… artist, Christine Cordone…. Ed Swift & Historic Tours of America …. Author, Mandy Miles… artist, Dan Metzler …Bobby Nesbitt… Salsa Loca (Jimmy Olson)… artist Larry Blackburn…Cocco & Salem Gallery… Bagatelle, First Flight & 915 (Stuart Kaufman)…Michael’s Restaurant (S. Kaufman)…Mark Rossi at Rick’s… Chris Elwell and the Elwell Family and Royal Furniture… and to Chris Elwell for many dining gift certificates contributed….. Jed Dodds and The Studios…. Libby York…Leda Andrews at In One Era…. Carina Borders at Diva Designs… Juan Pasini and Valsin Marmillion at the Peace Store (Kris Pabian)…Kristen Ryan and Onlywood Restaurant…. Susie Puskedra and Susie’s Sales…. Two Friend Restaurant (Kris Pabian)… Café Marquesa and Carol Wightman… Mike Castellano at Black Fin… Lucky Street Gallery & Jon McIntosh….Zabar’s (Judy & Stanley)…John & Maribell Maschal and Bay Village Fudge Co… George Fernandez & Sam Trophia and Butterfly Conservatory…Rebecca Tomlinson and Fringe Theater… Key Lime Inn and Cathi Bevens….Commodore Restaurant …. Drew Wenzel at Azur … Penny Leto at Coffee Mill…. Neil Chamberlain at Graffitti…. Robert Spottswood and Faro Blanco and Tavern n Town….John Correa at Café Sole…. Kim Bryant at Hairapy…. Bounce and Lala Grant and Juggling Lessons …Milos Mandzo at Sarabeths…. Laura Richardson at Salt Island Provisions Gallery … Maria Sharpe and The Roost…. Harpoon Harry’s…. Paul Murphy at The Saint…. Joe Carr & Claude at The Assortment…… Meredith Bolong at Besame Mucho… Tropic Cinema and Matthew Helmerich … Southernmost Beach Café (Stuart Kaufman)…Blown Away… UVA Wine… Gran Vin… IV’s in the Keys… Flaming Buoy… The Marker… Donna Stabile….. Lucy Carlton Dance lessons… author, Hy Conrad… Grace on Frances…. Author Rusty Hodgdon… The Pickle Barons… author, Ralph DePalma… artist, Susan Guadagno and the Aqua Idol Plaque and mugs …artist, Kathy Russ… artist, Gail Lima….BottleCap Lounge and Carolyn Sullivan & Carmello Vitale …. Waterfront Playhouse…… Ocean Grill and New York Pasta Gardens (Jimmy Olson)…astrologer, Sylvia Bogart… massages by Erin McKenna…. Mangoes (Erin McKenna)…. Fiona Molloy… Croissants de France… Roostica …. Kristen Livengood… Rita Linder and Perry Arnold…. Shirrel Rhoades…. Ghost Tour, with David Sloan… author Joanna Schmida … artist William Welch… Kayak Tours (Jimmy Olson)…Fury Excursions from Donna Barnett…Ripleys from Fiona Molloy…. Key West Bite (Fiona) ….Special thanks for monetary contributions from…. Jerry Galeana, Aqua Nightclub , Waterfront Playhouse, Jeffrey Grosky, Bonnie Piceu, Karen Hammond, Jeff Johnson, Stuart & Susan Kaufman, Terri & Phil Wilson, Neal Ruchman, Evan Corns, Bunnie Smith , Suzanne Washburn, Mary Ellen & Clayton Beattie, Amy Bondurant, June Hudson, Vincent Zito, George Fernandez and Sam Trophia….. I hope I didn’t miss anyone. I have so many lists….. and I do make ‘some’ mistakes!!!! Let me know if I missed you on this list!!!! THANKS TO ALL…..!!!!!

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….Be good….. and if you can’t be good…. Be Careful!

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

SCULPTORS NEEDED FOR ART IN THE GARDEN….KW Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden is looking for sculptors for the 2018 Art in the Garden, featuring Fla Keys artists. The work must be able to be placed outside. Exhibit applications are available by contacting the office at 305-296-1504 and are due by Monday April 16. This annual event will run from Friday April 20-thru Sat., July 31, with an opening reception Saturday, April 28. Call Susan at 305-304-3430 for more info.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT:…..Admission is FREE….Self-guided tours are available to locals and visitors at the Tennessee Williams Exhibit located at 513 Truman just off Duval. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm…Mon.-Sat. Many new items are on display, including memorabilia collected while the Exhibit was on loan to the Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba…..Also on display is Williams’ 1932 Univ. of Mo. Yearbook, Savitar, in which one of his early poems is given a full page. Videos provide info about the life & work of the iconic author who made KW home for 34 years. For more info or to request a guided tour, go to twkw.org, phone DENNIS Beaver at 305-842-1606 or email exhibit@twkw.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE ARIES PERSONALITY…MARCH 21 THROUGH APRIL 20

It is hard to ignore the Arien….they have so much personality and vitality, making them the sort of people who like to be noticed! They hate taking back seat in life and will do anything to prevent it! They are natural leaders, not followers. The last thing any Arien wants to do is carry out other people’s orders or be at their beck and call. They loathe being just one of the crowd, and this attitude doesn’t change as they get older. They have to be in control of situations and do not like it one bit when it is the other way around. Life is very black & white for Ariens, with no grey area. They are very idealistic, and always have high expectations that things will turn out well. They have a burning desire to achieve…have an infectious enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit. An Arien without a goal is a sad sight, as they are lost without anything to aim for. They are easy to lose their tempers but it is all over in a flash. One minute they may be shouting their heads off and the next they have forgotten all about it. They do have a problem with bluntness…they like to tell it like it is and this sometimes leads to hurt feelings when they go too far and do not realize the impact of their words. They are outspoken….and if they curb that it would take so much fun out of things! In love, they dream of fairytale romances…they love the thrill of the chase, often finding it the most exciting part of a relationship….often cooling off when they get what they want. Their generous spirit and warm personality make them wonderful friends and delightful lovers. Sex is very important to them and they enjoy a very physical relationship with their partners. They have the utmost faith and trust in people. They fall in love easily and invest everything in their lover. Their hearts are shattered when that partner fails to live up to their expectations. They have a tendency to put loved ones on a pedestal, thinking they can do no wrong. All is great while they are on that pedestal but the moment they turn out to be human, the Arien is crushed and let down and in lots of pain. However, Ariens do not learn from their mistakes and often repeat them over and over again! The best signs for an Aries are Capricorn, Gemini, and Scorpio. In careers, the Arien cannot be tied down as they are free spirits. They must have a job with room to breathe. They hate having a job which requires them to account for their every action. They will become bored and frustrated in these situations. They prefer being self-employed because most Ariens have a low opinion of their higher ups. Their competitive nature makes them natural freelancers…they love coming up with new ideas. Jobs like engineering, mechanics, the armed services, and sports appeal to Ariens. They are better at dreaming up ideas than in following them. They cannot live without money…love spending it and are suckers for impulse buys. They love spending on cars, special bikes, and are attracted to speed and danger. They are also very generous and spend lots of money on friends and loved ones. Saving money is not as interesting to an Arien as spending it. They live for today and not to morrow!!

WE LOVE OUR ARIEN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!

Please read the lists below and take time to add their names to your datebooks so you can reach out to them on their special days!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO….

3/21…Jerry Downs….Clifford Nowak…Scott Muir….Luis Vera

3/22…Rhett Kalman…Rafael Gonzalez…Darold Leto…Judy Kovats

3/23…Kim Gordon…Amy Scalise…Pam Spence…Newt Ruch….

3/24…Chloe Hodgdon….Robin Hansel…Mary Borrell….Josh Khalil

3/25…Hy Conrad…Jeanette Partilla…..Doug Stripp…Alice Justavich Kelly (Remember Rose Frechette and Fran Verral & Harry Ruchman.)

3/26…Jana Krejcirova…Cameron Murray…Kevin Melloncamp…Judy Pingston…Kenny Chesney…Glenda Rowley…(Please remember Tennessee Williams)

3/27…..Ray Baker…..Roger Nelson….Deborah Goldman…Stephanie Sander….Carina Borders.

3/28…Pam Lopez….( Please remember Kathy Melendy)…

3/29…Marc Crow…Brenda Callahan …Jennifer Stevens…Kathy Stevens……Laurel Denny…(Please remember Stella Winiarski and John Wickes!)

3/30…Carol Burnham…. Dan Carten

3/31…Peggy Montgomery ….Jeff Egleston….Barbara “Please” Hoffman…Yolan Findlay…Michael McMahon…Donna Stanton

4/1…Alan Beaubien …Lee Skillington…Mary Ellen Lapp….John Smythe….Mary Lou Ferris…Franco Piacibello…David Marshall…

4/2…Anne Stevens…..Harry Schroeder… Stephanie Skylar…

4/3….Tommy Wilson…Dee Dee Duecker…Chris Clifton….

4/4…George Sanders…Jenny Emerson…Billy Piscopo…Brian Taylor…..Suzie Byrd….(Please take time to remember Kitty Green and Art Gasior!)

4/5…..Lucy Carlton….Gordon Keiser..John Hamilton…Rita Brown Troxel…Bill Melchior…Dora Gholson

4/6….George Rutgers…..Sue Forti…(Please take time to remember Larry Harvey and Virginia Molzan.)

4/7…Bob Brown…Christian Monzon…Michael Gillis …(Please remember Dick Buckheim.)

4/8…Peter Arnow…Jack Eaton….Arlene Machor

4/9…..Jeffrey Harwell…Bill Roberts…Barry Philipson….Bob Scott…Richard Smolik…Pat Smith

4/10…Donna Barnett…Carol Kiwala…Landon Bradbary…Janice Gruber…Renny Stevens…(Please remember Theresa Wise.)

4/11….Bob Pabian ….Rhena Dahlgren…Michael Popvice….Laurie Jordan…Jim Blahnik…West Valentino Internicola.

4/12…Rick Worth …J.T.Thompson….Nina Crooks…Chris Skinner…Matt Zintsmaster…Keidi Ehrgott

4/13…..Annie Miners… Loretta Foreman…

4/14…..Pam Vereb…Iolanda Stashenko….William Trem

4/15…Ken Peskett…Wendy Zintsmaster….Gina Maseratti…

4/16…Valsin Marmillion….. Denise Chekelis

4/17…..Vincent Zito…Les Steele…Julie Paterson…Phyllis Kaschub…Mike Eppenhart…(Please remember Tom Oosterhoudt.)

4/18….Chip Allen….Heather- Mae Victoria Potter…Gayle Miller…

4/19….Jim Salem….Walter Schmida…..Jackie O’Neil

HAPPY ARIES ANNIVERSARY TO….

3/21…..Pat & Dave Livesay…….

3/22….Roger & Nancy Nelson……..and…….Roberta & Basel Markow

3/23…. Ray Baker and Joe Viana

3/24…Amy & Wayne Cleveland

3/26…..Bonnie Piceu & Paul Dietz

3/30…..Vincent Zito and Cameron Murray

3/31….Mary Borrell & Eugene Knudsen

4/2….Maria & David Bootle…

4/6… Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy…

4/7…..Dick Norford and Kay Fullen…..Carolyn & Bob Scott

4/10…. (Please remember Phil & Josephine Ricca.)

4/11…..Nancy Moulton & Diana Davis

4/12…..Patti and Carl McMackin….Juan Pisani and Valsin Marmillion

4/13 ….Helen Walker & Leo Waters

4/17…..Danny Weathers and Alan Melnick

4/18…Amanda & Daniel Garcia

4/19…..Ric Dery and Tandin……Joe & Beth Pizzo…..

If you are one of those fascinating Ariens described above, please let me know if the description pertains to you in any way. If you are a reader of mine, and would like to be added to the Birthday/Anniversary Lists, please let me know by e-mailing me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will be glad to put you on the list. The whole purpose is so that those reading it may see some one they know and then reach out to them on their special days….a nice and easy way to build community and spread love and joy to those we know. Just send me the month & day of your birthday or anniversary if applies, and you will be added. Love, and Happy Birthday and Anniversary to all our Arien friends and family members!!!! Lynda


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