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TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT…AQUA IDOL NIGHT!!!!
Wednesday, January 22, 2020


JAN. 22 THROUGH JAN. 21, ETC….. 2020, IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!

“AQUA IDOL WEDNESDAY”
HAPPY JAN. 22 BIRTHDAY TO….CAROLYN  SULLIVAN…. CORY HELD … ALLEN MEESE ….CLAIRE LOUISE CARROLL… HEIDI SEIDEL … MARION STRAUSS… MAY ELLEN CERNY …JOHN SCHNEPF…  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… AUDREY & JOHN POLLIZI….. (Please remember Orchid & Earl Duncan.)

INVITATION FOR YOU……
AQUA IDOL STARTS TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2020 … Yes dear readers …..THIS is the Day YOU have been waiting for!  The highly anticipated  WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AQUA IDOL FUNDRAISER  begins anew this evening at 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St….. I am personally inviting each of you to come to  the very best Free- To -Attend- Show ANYWHERE!!!!  Let’s give our wonderful vocalists a rousing welcome!!!   Can’t you  just feel the electricity in the air??   These participants will be giving of their time and talent to help raise needed dollars for our esteemed theater.  They are bursting with excitement to be able to perform for your pleasure….. They are…..  BOB WOOD … BRIA ANSARA… CHARLII CLARK … GAYLA MORGAN… JON HERNANDEZ… MARIA ‘MOUKA’ WALLACE …. MIKE RIDGEWELL … RICHARD QUINT… SAIAN DASHANIMAER … SARAH DORRANCE… STEPHANIE WISE…. TREY FORSYTH … SARAH PERKINS …. VERA GRIGOROVICH … LUKE FOX…. HERB MILLER … CALEN DAVID TOMASZEWSKI … and ZACHARY FRANCHINI …..Laurie Thibaud will honor us as the Emcee… and Kimball Ingram is in the sound booth.  Weekly judges, Tony Konrath and Lynda Frechette will be joined by a celebrity guest judge each week…. This first eve will be TOM THAYER, Artistic Director at the Waterfront Playhouse!  I am SO looking forward to seeing all there!!  Hint… historically, getting there at least a half hour before showtime is a good idea as often we have SRO!!!!  Mark your calendars…. for these Aqua Idol Nights ….Jan. 22,29,Feb.5,12,19,26 and March 4,11,18,25!!!!!  One more thing… for all those who tell me they do not come because of the smoke… I make a concerted effort to ask that no one smoke during our evening…. and there are NO ashtrays anywhere at any of the tables.  I really try to help all those who hate smoking.  Please give it a try…..

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

SENDING ME INFO…. If you have something you would like to be promoted  let me know at least by next Tuesday.    Please include ALL essential details like time, date, place, and contact info too.  Try to be as concise as possible
    
KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!! 
TAVERN N TOWN…. Be seated by 6:30 pm and enjoy all entrees at $19.95.  Daily happy hour drink prices are 2 for 1 till 7 pm…. T n T always caters to the Locals!  Delish food, great music, lovely spot…
SUN SUN AT CASA MARINA…. Has daily Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm….
HMF SIDECAR at CASA MARINA….open 6 to midnight… Happy Hour from 6 to 8 pm….tapas style menu features lighter fare.
CAFE SOLE…..20% off for Locals from 5-6:30 pm….
PIER HOUSE… offers a 2 course delish menu from 5 to 7 pm…only $24.
THE SHOR…. offers a sunset & waterfront dinner for locals…. $20 entrees, 1/2 off select wines and free entree on you Birthday…ID required.   

“GLASS”… AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN.22-25 THIS WEEK…. This marvelous World Premier Drama, runs through Feb. 1.  Written by Michael Amin and directed by Michael Bush… with fab set design by Michael Boyer…. and starring the truly brilliant pair of Merry Jo Cortada as Laurette Taylor and Tim Torre as Tennessee Williams.  This play is about an imagined meeting of these two characters who meet in Taylor’s dressing room on the opening night of ‘The Glass Menagerie.’  Both have demons that they are fighting… Tennessee is a playwright at the start of his career, and Taylor is a once sensational actress, who is given the role of a lifetime…. Williams is worried that Taylor will not deliver, and Taylor feels his lack of confidence in her and sparks fly as each conveys their personal thoughts and feelings.  It is riveting stuff!  Both actors do an incredible job.  Get tix NOW at
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. 

LEARN THE BASICS OF SCREENWRITING….. CLASS STARTED JAN. 21…..This class began on Tuesday, Jan. 21….time to sign up….at the Studios, 533 Eaton St.  Bob Bowersox is the instructor who will guide you thru the basics of screenwriting.  Every Thursday for 8 weeks with a goal to at the very least put together a complete outline of a script and the first 25 pages written.  Call today at 305-296-0458 to sign up NOW!  

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

BARBERSHOP CHORUS….Joe Tripp, Key West’s fave police officer and Aqua Idol Star, has started his Barbershop Singing Group…  If you would like to help out financially, he is looking to find investors ….needs $$$ for music, shirts and uniforms, rehearsal space, and eventually memberships in an organization.   If you have ideas, suggestions or can help…or know someone that can help Joe, please contact him at 813-477-3045 or email him at
Joelepro1@gmail.com.  You can send checks to Joe Tripp at PO Box 2374, Key West, FL 33040.  If you are interested in participating in the Chorus, contact Joe also. 

CONGRATS TO JOE AND DESTINY!!!!… Key West’s adorable and ultra-talented Sweethearts, Joe Tripp and Destiny Montgomery, recently got engaged!  Congratulations….. and may your love continue to shine for all to see!!!!! 

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 22…Rob DiStasi performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

TROPIC CINEMA SPECIAL EVENTS… JAN. 22….See ‘KALACHAKRA:THE ENLIGHTENMENT.’  6 pm….Meet t group of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery at a reception before the showing of this film… an inspiring movie about the Tibetan people….their rituals, their culture, etc.  

“LIFE SUCKS” AT RED BARN JAN. 22-25 THIS WEEK…. Get tix for this delightful comedy at 305-296-9911 or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com

AT THE TROPIC…THRU JAN. 23…. FORD & FERRARI… LITTLE WOMEN …. 1917 … BOMBSHELL… UNCUT GEMS…. 

AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE.. RUNS THRU FEB. 9….KWAHS celebrates the ‘Literary History of Key West’….an exhibit…runs thru Feb. 9….281 Front St….The exhibit pays tribute to a selection of nearly 40 writers spanning generations and genres.  Authors past and present will be honored…. a must see!!!! 

MARJORY LEE, JAN. 22.. …From 5 to 8  pm, Marjory is at Ram’s Head South….

LIKE TO DANCE?  SWING DANCE CLASSES WITH LUCY!!!…STARTED JAN. 8 …  Join the dynamic Lucy Carlton for Swing Dance Lessons, every Wednesday…started Jan. 8 at Paradise Health & Fitness Dance Studio., 1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  6 week course from 8 to 9 pm.  NO PARTNER NEEDED…..call 305-296-6348.  You can join in any time!!!!

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP.. JAN.22,29…..MadHouse at 1128  Simonton St… show is at 8:30 pm.  go to
www.comedykeywest.com.  

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 22, 29,FEB.5…. Nina Newton is  at the piano from 5-7 pm.   

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 22,29… 5 pm, Tony Baltimore entertains… 6:30- 11 pm, Raven Cooper…. 

CASA MARINA. JAN. 22… Chris Thomas performs from 8 to 10 pm at the Casa!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN.22,29… Din Allen performs from 6 to 10 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA,  JAN..22,23,24,25…Scott Kirby at 5 pm…..  and Caffeine Carl and the Buzz or Friends at 9 pm….

LATEDA, JAN.22….  The fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…. in the Lounge!!!!   Christopher Peterson performs at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN.22..Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm…Victoria Horne, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith, & Joe Dallas and Co.  at 8 pm….821 Duval St….

KEY WEST THEATER, JAN. 22…  Eric Hutchinson at 8 pm at 512 Eaton St.

**’TALLEY’S FOLLY’ MINI REVIEW…… We got to see this wonderful play presented by the FRINGE on Jan. 17…Mathias Maloff, in his directorial debut, did an outstanding job…. and actors  Lauren Thompson and Ross Pipkin…. were perfect in their roles and gave heart-warming, believable performances….  We enjoyed every minute… and…. The intimate back room at the KW Theater was a perfect venue for this drama.  Congrats to Rebecca Tomlinson and everyone involved with this drama!

CBZ PRESENTS KLEZMER MUSIC, FEB. 5….”Klezmer Music from North to South” will be presented in a concert by Nancy 3 Hoffman and visiting artist, Carl Dimow, of Maine.  7:30 pm at Congregation B’nai Zion.  This is the music of Eastern European Jewry.  Instrumental and vocal numbers from the klezmer genre, sometimes referred to as Jewish Jazz.  Special guest artists will be BillGoldner, Bounce & Karen Grant Margil and John Kreinces….Tix at the door…$15.  For more info go to 305-294-3437.

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNE McKEE FINE ART AUCTION, FEB. 12…At the Studios, 533 Eaton St… Doors open at 6:15, auction at 7 pm.  $25 GA and $50 VIP admission.  Get tix at door and at
www.mckeefund.org.  Art preview is Feb. 6-12 at the Studios of KW….Free to preview.

SAD NEWS…. I just found out of the passing of Reggie Jenkins on Jan. 9.  Reggie was a long-time resident of Key West and owner of the Island Shoe Store for 25 years.  A celebration of his life will take place on April 28 in Key West.

**NEAL RUCHMAN ANNOUNCES INFO ON HIS NEW PLAY…. Scroll down to read about playwright, and friend, Neal Ruchman’s play, ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’… that will be presented by the Studios in May.  Tix will go on sale soon and it sounds like a play you do NOT want to miss.

KEY WEST COLLECTS AT CUSTOM HOUSE…See the wonderful and unique collections of residents of Key West at Custom  House on Front St.   

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

BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY LISTS….If you would like to be included in the Birthday and Anniversary Lists that I send out every month, please let me know your month and day by sending that info to me at
kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  There are special perks to being on the lists!!!!  One of the perks is having your name in KONK Life on the day of your Birthday!   
 
PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers……..BUCKY MONTGOMERY. …John Baird. ….Michael Thomas … the family and friends of Dan Holloran and Joseph Faron….Picorelli….Sophie Phillips ….Barbara Brant….. Jim Hall ……. Sissy McDoanald….. Genevieve Isaksen ….Kathy Elias …Ann Marie Adriani… …..John Behmke …..Sandy Abookire ….Jerry Galeana ….RE Frechette . ….. Donna Barnett….….Sharron Mondo… Maggie Domski …….Len Stevens  .…. Rick Elias ….Joe McMurray …George Kling …..Mary Larkin …..Mike Stallard and wife,  Kelly …Robin Deck …Paul Cotton….. Carl McMackin ….John Gadonniex…  Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams .. ….. Fred and Judi Stevens …Fred Lima ….Nancy Lima …Maryann Barth…..Georgia ….Jon Traut…….… …Bella Rettenwander ……Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer….….Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen  …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson ….Noreen Collins….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Maggie Domski ….… Peter Deksmith …Bill Lodermeir …Betty & Jack Darst……Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …. Anne McKee …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree ……. Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear … Kent Gater….Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.   Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for.  Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for.  Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving.  We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man.  Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things!  Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

FKSPCA HAS BRICK PROGRAM….This is a special’ buy a brick and have it inscribed with a special name and message’ that will be placed on the walkway of the new Animal Shelter…a great gift for someone very special.    For more info go to
www.fkspca.com.  Bricks are $250 each. 

 BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Need a realtor in town?  My husband BOB FRECHETTE IS YOUR MAN!!!!  He has been with the marvelous Compass Realty ( NOW Keller-Williams Compass) for 20+ years …Give him a call at 305-304-2584!  Email him at
rfrechette@bellsouth.net.  He is the BEST! I promise!!!!  Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!!  He will have ONLY your best interests at heart.

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

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

I LOVE KEY WEST!  Oh yes I do!!!! Yes I do!!!  I am sending this again in case you did not read it last week.  I added a couple of other things to this list….and I thank those that sent me their thoughts.  I really do enjoy hearing from you… love the give and take among us.  If someone were to ask me if there were things I missed about Key West, this is what I would say ….. In no particular order… I miss…..the Key West POPS….. Denny’s on Duval St…. Fast Buck Freddie’s on Duval, and those amazing window displays, and  Tony Falcone, Mary Jo, and Jeffrey Grosky welcoming you with open arms……. The Rusty Anchor…. The Keys Piano Bar (miss it madly!)….. Finnegan’s Wake (and Fiona singing there!! and Fiona singing anywhere for that matter!!)…. Pisces Restaurant ….. Broadway Three Ways at Lateda, with Bruce Moore, Mark Watson and Randy Thompson… Atlantic Shores, and taking my prudish friends there to ‘see the view’!!!!….. Half Buck Freddie’s … the piano bar at the Pier House….  the piano at the Rooftop…. being able to go to the Top of the LaConcha especially when all the Royal Poincianas are blooming…. the Lighthouse Cafe…. Michael Stewart & Square One…. the Dueling  Piano Bar…. Debra & Patrick appearing anywhere in Key West….. Kwest, with Bobby playing at that teeny piano, and all the ‘nuns’ with napkins on their heads singing ‘Climb Every Mountain’ along with Larry Harvey!!!!…. Opera restaurant…..the Epoch ….. These are just a few of my misses from this Mrs.  What are yours?  (By the way… the piano that used to be at the Pier House and the Rooftop is now holding court at Little Room Jazz Club…. thank the good Lord!!!!  It has found a ‘home.’!!!!!!)  

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU…. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal?  His goal… transcend dental medication!
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THURSDAY
HAPPY JAN. 23 BIRTHDAY TO…. TERRY NARLOCK … CLAIRE FINLEY… ALAN GILLESPIE…. STEPHEN HOLLINGER … AMY CLEVELAND…. DIANNE SZUFLADA… PAUL AMOS…ANKIE AMOS …. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. JEANNA & JAVIER GARRIDO…. PAUL & ANKIE AMOS…. 

BILL MELCHIOR AT AMERICAN LEGION, JAN. 23…. Bill will perform from 7 to 10 pm at the American Legion on Stock Island….. He is terrif… a former Aqua Idol winner and rightly so!  Smooth as silk!

LATEDA, JAN.23….. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm….Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN. 23…Peter Diamond & Co at 8 pm… 821 Duval St.

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET, JAN.23,30….10 am to 2 pm… Lots of vendors, food, baked goods, pickles by the Pickle Barons, flowers, etc.  Free to attend….

LECTURE AT OLDEST HOUSE, ON JAN. 23… Historian Tom Hambright will present his talk. ‘Killing Mr. Watson’ for the Old Island Restoration Foundation….6 tio 8 pm, at 322 Duval St….This historic fiction book by Peter Mathiesen will be discussed by Hambright.  $25  or $15 for OIRF members.  Get tix at
www.oirf.org.  
  
TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 23.. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas will entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 23 & 30.  Jimmy Olson is back on Jan. 23 & 30. at 5 to 7 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 23,30… Joe the Show at 5:30-9:30 pm. 

BEREAVEMENT MEETING EVERY THURS. JAN. 23,30….If you have lost someone dear and are having a difficult time with it all…there is help available.   Meeting at 7:15 pm every Thursday at the Klaus Murphy Center at St. Mary Parish on Truman Ave.  All welcome.  You are not alone.DROP IN PAINT CLASSES, JAN. 23,30….Renown artist, Jim Salem teaches this class at Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar…. 9:30 am …MM17.. 1/2 hour demo and then a painting session until 12:30 pm.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY……I am so thankful to have been enjoying 2020 thus far!!!!  I am grateful for all my Aqua Idol Participants who are giving of their time and talent for the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!  I am so thankful for all my readers and those who have been so kind to me through the years.  I want to give special thanks to the following who have touched my life very specially in the last two weeks…… my fab Aqua Idol singers, plus Tony Konrath, Kimball Ingram & Laurie Thibaud …  my brother Ed Stevens and his family……Nancy Seidel …Guy de Boer…. Mandy Miles… Laura Richardson… Mary Lynne Price…. Neal Ruchman and Melissa Jean…. David Talpasz …Mary Ellen & Clay  Beattie… John & Maribell Maschal …… Bobby Nesbitt … Danny Weathers …Carmen Rodriguez…. Kevin & Donna Gallagher ….Pam & Paul Vereb ….Jim Morris … Bunnie Smith ……Terry Howery & wife, Annette…  Tim Torre … John McDonald & Tom Thayer…Bert Whitt & Dennis Beaver…….and last but never least,…Bob…… always Bob!!!!

COMEDY KEY WEST, JAN. 23,24,30,31…. Every Thursday & Friday….. Doors open at 7:30 pm….Showtime is at 8 with local comics…Headliner is …. at 8:30 pm…. ALL hilarious….Go to
www.comedykeywest.com.  Locals get a great discount.  Tom  Dustin headlines on Jan. 23 & 24….  Patrick Garrity is on Jan. 30 & 31.

ISLAND DOG, JAN.23,30….. Karri Daley performs 6-10 pm….505 Front St.pm.

TIBETAN MONKS EVENT OF MUSIC AT ST. PAUL’S ON JAN. 23….Skipper Kripitz will play & produce a joyous musical concert with the Monks,,,,,with Larry Smith, Christine Cordone, Victoria Horne, Clinton & Mina Lopez, Juju Strunk, Belle Jampol, Marty Stonely, Ross Brown Tim Peterson and the St. Paul’s choir.  7 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 23…. Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….6:30-11 pm, Cool Duo…..

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 23&24…. Flow Tribe at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm….

INVITATION FOR WOMEN GOLFERS, JAN.23,30….18 holes..Ladies Golf assoc.  All skill welcome.   every Thurs at KW Golf Course on Stock Island…  You can join any time…season ends on April 30, 2020.  Call Audrey at 312-590

WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL….JAN.23,30… The KW Women’s Flag Football League plays from 7 to 9 pm each Thursday at Bernstein Park, 6551 5th St., Stock Island. Call Diane for info at 305-896-8678. 

****’GLASS’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN. 23-24,25 this week….This World Premier  opened on Jan. 16 to a rousing ovation!  Get tix NOW at 305-294-5015 or go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  This play is about a fictional encounter by two legendary figures of the American theater… Tennessee Williams, a young playwright beginning his career, and Laurette Taylor, a famous actress facing the end of hers.  Meeting backstage before the opening of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, an unopened bottle of Scotch is found in her dressing room igniting sparks as they are both challenged to face down a common demon.  Can they come together to create a night that will live in infamy, or will their fragile confidence shatter like the fine crystal glasses in their hands?   Starring Merry Jo Cortada as Laurette Taylor and Tim Torre as Tennessee.  He last was seen on the Waterfront Stage in ‘Sex With Strangers’.  Michael Bush directs…Michael Boyer, brilliant set design. 

“LIFE SUCKS” AT RED BARN, JAN. 23-25 this week…. Get tix at
www.redbarntheatre.com or call 305-296-9911.

ANNE MCKEE ART AUCTION, FEB.12…. The 25th anniversary of this auction will take place on Feb. 12.  The Kick Off Party is at The Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White St…… from 6 to 8 pm, during Walk On White St.  You can view this year’s art work to be auctioned…

CINEMATHEQUE SERIES…JAN. 23…. Showing will be WAVES at 6:30 pm only.  416 Eaton St….at the Tropic Cinema!

THE RAT PACK TOGETHER AGAIN…JAN. 23….Go on a musical journey with Frank, Dean and Sammy…hear all the songs they made famous and we loved….8 pm at The Key West Theater… 512 Eaton St….  get tix at 305-985-0433. 

FRINGE THEATER PRESENT ‘MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM’….FEB. 6 & 7….Play reading , celebrating Black History Month……..7 pm at American Legion Post 168, 803 Emma St….. Those reading will be Clayton Lopez, Mina Lopez Martin (as Ma Raney), Richard Quint, Gil Parker,Eva Parker, Jerry Ginsberg, Bob Capetta, Tim Dahms and Ervin Gallo-Tumm.  Gen Admission tix are$30 at
www.fringetheater.org or call 305-731-0581,  

MAGICAL CUSTOM HOUSE MYSTERY TOUR  PARTY EVENT, FEB. 6….This is the’Back In Time’ fundraiser for the Custom House Art & Historical Society….6 to 10 pm at the San Carlos Institute….Come costumed in your fave Beatles regalia….Raffle…. prizes for costumes, and live music from 7 to 9 pm by a renowned Beatles Tribute Band….’Let it Be’….Tix are $75 General Admission…$100 for preferred seating on the first floor…. and $150 for second floor VIP seating which includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres and an after party from 9-10 pm…. featuring DJ George Aderhold and all your fave 60’s tunes.  All fund will be matched by the Dogwood Foundation…. proceeds to benefit the preservation of the Custom House.  For tix go to
www.KWAHS.ORG.  

STRING MUSICIANS SOUGHT…. The KW Community String Orchestra is seeking those who play violin, cello, viola, etc. at all levels of experience.  For info contact Lynn-Marie at
lynnmariekw@gmail.com

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1)  Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Ram’s Head South (formerly Blue Macaw)… 4-7 pm… $3 drinks including well, beer and wine…and half price apps that are delicious!!!!!!!and entertainment all day…. 3)  Boathouse 4-6 pm half price on all drinks and apps one side of menu…4) The Grand Café, 5-7:00 pm…1/2 price wine, cocktails and beer and half priced appetizers… 5) The Saint…. 4:17-7:14 pm… half price drinks and special priced small plates 6) Little Room Jazz Club…. Reduced prices on food and drinks…. Plus sit around the piano bar at 5:30 pm….. 7)  The Raw Bar….4:30-6:30….
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FRIDAY
HAPPY JAN. 24 BIRTHDAY TO….BUNNIE SMITH … TOMMY LUNA …. TERRI WHITE …SCOTT MASON…. IZABELLA INGRAM ….SIMON KAUFMAN … SANDY ABOOKIRE ….LARRY GUZY….(Please remember Marilyn Holderfield.)

“GLASS” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ….JAN. 24&25 this week…. You do not want to miss this dynamite drama!!!  Get tix at
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.  Play ends on Feb. 1….

TIX GO ON SALE FOR ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’… JAN. 24… This is the sure-to-be-HIT play by Neal Ruchman to be seen Thurs. -Sat. May 14,15, & 16 and May 21,22, & 23…. 8 pm at The Studios.  This exciting play will be directed by Murphy Davis…stars Jeremy Zoma, Jessica Miano-Kruel, David Black, Mathias Maloff, Caroline Taylor, Don Bearden and more….. For those who want to help in producing this show, there are three levels at $500., $250 and $150.  Get info and tickets at
www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458.

“LIFE SUCKS”….JAN. 24&25 this week…. The Red Barn presents this show….319 Duval St.  Great cast….a new take on Chekhov!!!!

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN.,24,31… Entertainment from noon to 3 pm.  KARRI is at Island Dogs at 505 Front St. with Joe the Show from 6 to 10 pm….

SALUTE ON THE BEACH, JAN..24….. Skipper Kripitz along with Tim Mayer, Joe Dallas Jr. & Sr., Jerry Seeco and others too!!!!…5 pm.. 

BRIA ANSARA AT BLUE HEAVEN, JAN. 24…. Bria performs from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at this Key West restaurant. 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN.31…..Libby York will perform  at 8 to 11 pm…. 821 Duval St…. With Libby will be Chris Burchard, Joe Dallas and Mark Rose.  

SALSA DANCE LESSONS WITH  LUCY & FRIENDS, JAN. 24,31…and Every Friday….7-9 lessons & dancing…. Wed. at 7 pm lessons…. ALL levels… Lucy Carleton loves newbies!  $10….Drop in class…no partners needed!!!

CHUCK FOX AT AMERICAN LEGION, JAN.,24,31….Dance the night away with the great music of Chuck Fox…. 7 to 10 pm… every Friday. ….Located on College Rd. by the Golf Course!  Fun…

TRASH FOR TRANSIT PROGRAM, JAN.24,31….Every Friday… The City of KW Utilities Dept. & Transit Dept. are teaming up…all are invited to volunteer to help clean up various areas in Key West every Friday Morning…all participants will get a 24 hour City Bus Pass as a thank you… This is part of the Keep KW Beautiful Program.  Meet at 8 am… coordinator, Dee Dee Green will be there to instruct….  Jan 10, Meet at Eaton St. in front of the Restaurant Store.  For more info call DeeDee at 305-809-3776.

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 24…..It’s Flow Tribe at 5:30, 9 and  11 pm..

GARDENS HOTEL, JAN.24,31, FEB.7…. It’s Michael Robinson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.  If you want a good seat get there early!!!  Eric Haley is often there with his great vocals!!!  People pay big bucks to see talent like this…. Michael puts on a mini Carnegie Hall Concert every week!  Amazing!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 24, 31……Mike Naughton performs 5:30-9:30 pm.    

COMEDY KEY WEST…JAN.24,31…. Doors open at 7:30 pm…. Local comics perform at 8 pm…Headliner at 8:30…ALL hilarious!!!!  Go to
www.comedykeywest.com for tix and info…locals get a nice discount.  At the BottleCap at 1128 Simonton St. 

MALL ON DUVAL.. FEB. 13 &14….The fabulous Mall On Duval St. is a great thing in my opinion!  I actually wish the whole street was closed down at least once a month or more!!!  Right now it is in the 500, 600 and 700 Blocks only.  What a joy it is to enjoy Duval St. with all the motorcycle and boom box noise….I wish the shops could take advantage and have tables outside their stores to lure people in…. 

WALKING TOURS, JAN. 24,25,31 and FEB.1,….Every Friday and Saturday … This tour features former homes and fave haunts of well known KW writers.  Tours start at 4:30 pm on Fri. and 10 am on sat.  Meet at KW Library, 700 Fleming St……and finish on Greene St… Reservations…call 305-293-9291…Guides are the very handsome Scott Burau and the adorable Sarah Goodwin.

LATEDA,  JAN.24….  3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm… It’s Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal room….

MARJORY LEE, JAN.,24,31…. From 1 to 4 pm Marjory is at Sunset Pier….From 5 to 8 pm, she is at the Gates Hotel!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN , JAN. 24,31….Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF…JAN.24 & 25…Michael McCloud at noon to 5 pm…  The Raven Cooper Band at 6:30 to 11:30 pm 

KEY WEST THEATER, JAN. 24….. Jusstin Willman at 8 pm at 512 Eaton St.

FROM A WOMAN’S HAND ART SHOW……A Juried Art exhibit featuring only women artists of the FLA Keys…. at Custom House at 281 Front St….

HUGE ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AND SALE, JAN. 24 & 25…..THIS is the BIG One!!! The Key West Power Squadron Flea Market from 8 am to Noon both days!  Sale includes housewares, decor, art, plants, paintings, garage items, clothing, jewelry, gift items… everything…maybe even the kitchen sink!!!  Breakfast can be bought … also lunch and a bake sale!!!!  Mark your calendars!!!  5205 College Rd. on Stock Island!!!  Or as my friend Christopher Peterson calls it…’The Isle of Stock.’!!! 

VALENTINE GALA AT CURRY MANSION BENEFIT, FEB. 14….ALL invited to attend this benefit for the Wesley House….511 Caroline St… Music by Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 24 Band…VIP and General Admission tix sold…. Go to
www.keystix.com for reservations!

SYMPHONY TICKETS FOR SALE….. I need to see my Symphony Seats for the March 8 concert at Tennessee Williams Theatre.  They are excellent seats….E 2 & E 4.  I
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SATURDAY
HAPPY JAN.25 BIRTHDAY TO …. PAUL DIETZ… MURPHY DAVIS …TIM KOENIG … CAROL MACCARTEE… WOLF… CATHERINE VOGEL … SHARON McCALLUM … JUDY SKOCZEN … VIRGINIA ROBBINS… JIM CORRIGAN….RICK ELIAS … (Please remember Henry G. Brownell….Jerry Cash…. Mary Lynn Furth.)

****THE TRUE SIT-AROUND- THE- PIANO –BAR- EXPERIENCE LIVES!! .. EVERY DAY!!!! …When we first moved to Key West one of the most fun things we loved was the chance to actually sit at stools around the Piano at the Pier House when the fabulous Bobby Nesbitt entertained….  If the piano was full, we would wait until someone left and then quickly make our move….Later, Larry Smith kept the tradition going… NOW, this is happening once again…this time at THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, at 821 Duval St.!!!!  you will have the unique and intimate opportunity to recapture those days of yore….sit around the 7 foot grand piano and be able to place your drink on the piano and be up close and personal with whomever the pianist will be!! 

KEYS TO BE THE CHANGE CAR WASH, JAN. 25….This youth group will hold a fundraiser car wash from 10 amd to 2 pm….at the VFW Post 3911 …. 2200 S. Roosevelt Blvd.

AT LITTLE ROOM, JAN. 25… The Denis Hyland Jazz Quartet at 8 pm… with Dom Corelli, Daniel Clark and Joe Dallas!  Watch Denis dance!  Amazing stuff!!!!  821 Duval St.  always a great time at The Little Room!!!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL,  JAN. 25,FEB.1,8,15…. Bobby Green performs from 5 to 7 pm… 

KARRI DALEY AT LOOSE CANON…. JAN. 25…. at 217 Duval St…. from 10 am to 1 pm… 

MARJORY LEE ON JAN. 25… Marjory is at Lagerheads from 12:30- 3:30 pm and from 11 pm to 2 am, she is at the Irish Oak Barrel Lounge on Southard St.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN…. JAN. 25….10 am to noon every Saturday at 705 Palm Ave… for info call 305-292-5993.

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 25. ..The fab Bobby Nesbitt performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN. 25…Nick Norman from noon to 4 pm…..Nick Walker from 5:30-9:30 pm.

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 25….J.T. Bowen Band features Larry Baeder at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

LATEDA, JAN.25……3 Sum at 8:30 pm….. Randy Roberts performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

CEMETERY STROLL, JAN. 25….During this tour, small groups will be escorted to various grave sites will be visited with stories told by the docents.  Group will depart at 9:30, 9:50 and 10:10 am.  Reservations necessary at 305-304-1453.  Tour is approx. 90 minutes.  Wear comfy shoes…water will be provided.Learn about the many fascinating and renowned people who resided in Key West and hear their unique stories.  $20(cash or check) per person….make check payable to Historic Florida Keys Foundation.  Proceeds go to Cemetery restoration.  Enter by either the Windsor or Frances St. gates and go to registration table on 2nd Ave.  Other Strolls will take place on Feb. 22 and March 21.

BUNCO IS BACK, JAN. 25…. If you like Bunco, you are invited to go to the Klaus Murphy Center on the grounds of St. Mary…7-9 pm…. $15 per person.  Food, will be provided…. soft drinks and water are available for purchase.  Proceeds benefit the MARC House.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH ON JAN. 25….Award-winning Kristin C will perform her always fabulous show at Tennessee Williams Theatre, at 8 pm.  She is wonderful…She is up there with my all-time fave Broadway Stars along with my darling Sutton Foster!!!  Get tix at
www.keystix.com

“GREASE” SING-A-LONG, JAN. 25… At The Tropic 416 Eaton ST…. Great fun.. wear your Grease Costumes and be part of the show!   8 pm…. 

LIBRARY BOOK SALE ON FEB. 1….10 am to 1 pm at 700 Fleming St. , rain or shine… 

GALA BENEFIT FOR MAY SANDS MONTESSORI SCHOOL, FEB. 1….Enjoy this adult-only event under the stars….Starts at 6 to 10 pm….Jazzy cocktail hour with Bria Ansara…Dinner & Buffet by the Iron Chefs….Entertainment by Belly-Dance of KW…Live auction with Florida’s funniest female, Stephanie Kaple.  Dance the night away with DJ Jimmy Mamz!  At Sunset Green Lawn @ 24 North Hotel…Get tix and info at
www.maysandsmontessori.com/gala-night-2020/.  

MARK CALENDARS FOR ROCK & ROAST, FEB. 8…. 13th annual Rock & Roast at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish….a fabulous event…. great food and drink plus LOTS of amazing entertainment and silent auction!!  If you have items for silent auction contact by email, bookkeeper@basilica
school.com to schedule item pick up.  This event is from 4 to 9 pm on Feb. 8!!!!

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.
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SUNDAY
HAPPY JAN. 26 BIRTHDAY TO….ANNE LOWE…. ADAM KENDRICK …. CODY BESHIRE…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. MARTHA & JOE DOOLEY!!

OLD STONE CHURCH, JAN. 26…   Irish Kevin will be performing  at the Old Stone Church…  His performance will make you want to get up and dance!!!!  Time to start your week with some marvelous and soulful music.. at 600 Eaton St..9 to 11 am.  Time to listen, learn and find inner peace and love.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… JAN.26….Any Mayo entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm…Ericson Holt performs….  8 pm-11 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St.   

SYMPHONY TICKETS FOR SALE….FOR MARCH 8 CONCERT…..This concert features magnificent and beloved cellist, Zuill Bailey.  This concert features two world premieres of  Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Concerto for Cello & Orchestera… Zwilich is the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music.  The other premiere is by John D. Gottsch….It will be a night to remember.  The seats are excellent in Row E, seats two and 4.  Lots of leg room.  Cost was $80 each…$160.  I will sell for $100 for both.  Call 305-393-6273 if interested or email
kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  Thank you.

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

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN.26….Noon to 3 pm on the Beach!!!… From 7 to 10 pm, Karri performs upstairs at The Saint ‘HALO’ bar!!!  same dates…5,12,19,26!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  JAN. 26… Turner Harrison from noon to 4 pm… …..Dan Harvey from 5:30-9:30 pm!!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 26…. Rob DiStasi is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON JAN. 26…Dr VonHilsheimer at 2 pm…Caffeine Carl & the Buzz at 9 pm…

GREEN PARROT, JAN.26…Jazz with Mike Emerson, Skippo,  Gary Rivenson and Mark Rose…1 pm….At 5:30 pm, Larry Baeder and the J.T. Bowen Band….

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN….JAN. 26… Every Sunday at 705 Palm Ave….. 10 am to noon!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 26….Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…. 6:30-11 pm, Island Time  Duo….

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 26 ..5:30- 8  pm…..On Jan. 26, it’s Libby York and Friends. 

LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE, JAN. 26-30..Phil Sampson performs every Sunday thru Thursday from  6 to 9 pm at this great restaurant!!!   

IMPROMPTU CONCERT ON JAN. 26… For info go to
www.keywestimpromptu.org.   On Jan 26 it is the award-winning international chamber music sensation, Trio Gaspard., violin, cello and piano trio….4 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Duval St.  On Feb. 9 it’s the Canellakis-Brown Pianist and cellist Duo

**5TH ANNUAL RICHARD CROOKS SECOND LINE PARADE….JAN. 26….This is event honors the many wonderful people from Key West who have left this earth … people we have loved and lost….Meet a the Hog’s Breath parking lot  to party at noon…. Parade down Duval led by  Grand Marshal, Bill Blue at 2 pm…A jazz jam tribute to the Green Parrot… from 3 pm… to 6 pm….To order 18×24 pictures to carry of your loved ones go to
www.crookssecondlineKW.com.  Marching in the parade is FREE and all are invited… It is a happening!  You can carry your own placards also.All placard proceeds support the Richard Crooks and Nancy Robinson scholarship funds.    For more info call 305-504-7664.

****PARADISE BIG BAND…JAN. 26… at Tennessee Williams theatre Main Stage at 8 pm…. Tix are $25 and $35…go to
www.keystix.com to reserve seats.  Those featured with the Band are Michael Robinson, Michael Mulligan, Eric Haley, Mike Emerson, Jerry Seeco,Ryan Chapman, Larry Smith, Tim Mayer, Harry Schroeder and Joe Dallas!!!!  DON’T MISS!!!!

KEY WEST FOOD & WINE FEST…JAN. 26-FEB. 2…..Get all details and schedules of events by going to
www.keywestfoodandwinefestival.com/.   

26TH ANNUAL  PILAR CLASSIC COCKTAIL CHALLENGE…JAN. 26….   Go to
www.keystix.com to get tix….$20 in advance and $25 at the door.  At KW Margaritaville Resort & Marina….2:30-4 pm.

FRINGE BACKYARD MUSIC SERIES, JAN. 26….You are invited to attend this first Music Event….From 6 to 9 pm at the home of Kris & Mark Serbinski….Cliff Cody entertains…. go to
www.Fringetheaterkeywest.org

WATERWAY CLEANUP, JAN. 26….A clean up of the Cow Key Channel hosted by Blue Moon Kayak is set for 3-5  pm at Sunset Marina, 5555 College Rd.  Call Lauren at 305-209-8303 to register.  Kayaks will be provided.

MYSTIC KREWE…HOLD THE DATE FOR MARDI GRAS BALL, FEB. 9….At the KW Amphitheater…theme is Key West “Heart of the Sea”….7 pm….Live entertainment, open bar, Mardi Gras themed food….Lots of Mermaids…Don your best mask and attire….  Member & Guest tickets available….at:
www.squareup.com/store/kreweofkeywest.  General public tix available thru Ram’s Head at Key West Theater. 

RED BARN “ROARING 20’S GALA….FEB. 9… 5 to 8 pm at the home of Kay & John Behmke, 51 Front St…. $125 per person…. Food by Iron Chefs, Entertainment by Bobby Nesbitt…. 20’s Attire  Suggested…. RSVP at 305-296-9911 or go to
www.redbsarntheatre.com.

POLICE DEPT. MOUNTED UNIT FUNDRAISER, FEB. 16… At LaTeDa…1125 Duval St….Host is Christopher Rounds and KW businesswoman, Jane Gardner….5:30 pm, meet & greet with the mounted police officers and their horses….6 pm, cocktails, a grand sit down dinner and a dazzling 9 pm Cabaret Show starring Christopher Peterson.  Tix are $150 each for the full evening (only 50 available) and $50 for solely the Cabaret show (6o tix available)….To make a donation or buy tix call Jane Gardner at 312-914-7546.  

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE GALA ON MARCH 8…..Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of  this esteemed theater…. 8 pm… starts with a champagne reception with hors d’oeuvres…  followed by a Musical Presentation celebrating decades of Music heard on the Waterfront Stage…. and then a lovely dinner and dessert in the Courtyard…. $150. per person…. open bar…. a formal affair….a night to remember!  Tickets NOW on sale at 305-294-5015 or online at
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  
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MONDAY…..
HAPPY  JAN. 27 BIRTHDAY TO…JIMMY OLSON …STACY STAHL …DAN SIMPSON … RANDALL LAIL … KARL JUNEVICIUS …DENISE RYBICKI…..(Please remember Rose Lopez.)  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO …. BARRY PHILIPSON & WILL NATHAWAY.) 

CONGRATS TO BOBBY NESBITT!!!  Once again, Bobby presented two nights of pure bliss at Tennessee Williams Theatre!  It was an eve of glorious music written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.  Bobby is a master at weaving wonderful personal stories about the lyricists and composers and around all the songs presented…..it is like auditing a Masters Class at a university.  Joining Bobby were the superb duo of Carmen Rodriguez, sultry and more fabulous than ever…. along with former Waterfront Playhouse Artistic Director,  Danny Weathers, now living in Palm Springs!  It is always a joy to see and hear Danny perform… he is missed a lot!  This is a threesome that fits together perfectly.  One of the high points of the night was Bobby performing some of  Mercer’s undiscovered works of music found by Key West friend,  Ellen Steininger,  in a hidden collection once owned by her late father-in-law.  Amazing!!!!  What a very special evening!  

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN.27,FEB.3…. James King III at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

DUELING BARTENDERS, JAN.27…. Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 5:30-8 pm… Ric Dery hosts and always has a great special singer to sing ‘Duels’ with!!!!! 711 Duval St.  A KW happening!!!

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY LECTURE, JAN. 20….  6 pm at The Tropic Cinema…. 416 Eaton St. On Jan. 27, it is Phyllis Rose, literary critic and biographer who will discuss her recent bio, ‘Alfred Stieglitz: Taking Pictures, Making Painters.’

TROPIC CINEMA CLASS SERIES…JAN. 27… See REAR WINDOW!!!!  6:30 pm at 416 Eaton St.

DRUNK SPELLING BEE ON JAN.27…. At Mary Ellen’s on Appelrouth Ln….Wild, wacky and wickedly fun!

LITTLE ROOM ON JAN.27…..Malathi performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Larry Smith and Christine Cordone perform at 8 pm…. 821 Duval St…. 821 Duval St 

LATEDA, JAN. 27…. Ronnie Lovely and James King III at 8:30 pm in the Lounge!!!! Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 27….Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm…. Zack Seemiller, from 6:30-10:45 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JAN. 27..Mike McAdams Duo at 5 pm….. Caffeine Carl & the Buzz at 9 pm…. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN.27… The Bahama Boys perform from 5:30-9:30 PM… 

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 27….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm…

GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY EXHIBIT OPENING…JAN. 27….Opening reception for Jane Washburn and Christposalivas…. 1207 Duval St…. 5:30-8 pm..

MASTER CHEFS CLASSIC, JAN. 27….The 25th Master Chefs Classic is a culinary competition and tasting…benefit for MARC House… 4:30 pm… at KW Margaritaville Resort….get tix at
www.keystix.com

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY ON FEB. 3…This group will feature Arlo Haskell, author, historian,, publisher and exec. director of the KW Literary Seminar….6 pm at the Tropic Cinema., 416 Eaton St.   Free to attend.  Seating starts at 5:40.  He will discuss his book, ‘The Jews of Key West: Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries.’…  
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TUESDAY
HAPPY  JAN.28 BIRTHDAY TO ….

***”GLASS” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN.28-FEB.1 THIS WEEK…This is the final week to see this World Premier drama !!  Get tix NOW for this marvelous World Premier Play gracing the Waterfront Stage…. go to 305-294-5015 or go to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB , JAN. 28…GAYLA MORGAN is at the piano every Tuesday for Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 pm…. singing like an angel…..And lucky you… can also see her perform at the Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol on Wednesday at Aqua Nightclub, 6:30-8 pm!!!!!50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!! Larry Baeder & Bill Blue perform from 8 to 11 pm…. Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!! 

TROPIC CINEMA….JAN. 28…. Wine and a Movie… 6 pm.  Doug Frost will present and discuss the wines in Gabriel Axel’s Oscar-winning masterpiece, ‘BABETTE’S FEAST’…. thru the screening you will have the chance to taste similar wines to those featured on the screen. 

SINGER/SONGWRITER AT LIBRARY, JAN. 28…A morning with Kyle Carey… a Gaelic American singer performs at the Library 700 Fleming St….10:30 am… Wonderful Irish and a fusion of other influences….FREE to attend and open to all!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 28…. WINE CLASS FROM 6 TO 8 PM….RSVP at 305-294-2661…. at 526 Angela St….

GREEN PARROT….JAN. 28&29…Hot Bear at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm…..

SMOKIN TUNA, JAN.  28…. Mike McAdams Duo at 5 pm….Mile 0 Fest Kickoff After party at 10 pm… 

VIRGILIOS, ON JAN.28….9 pm… Skipper, Tim Mayer,Geoff Lowe, Rob DiStasi, Chris Burchard…..!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 28..Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas entertain,  5 to 9 pm in the lounge. 

LATEDA, JAN.28…. The Fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm… Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 28…. Gary Hempsey from noon to 5 pm…. Tom Taylor from 6:30- 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  JAN. 28…. Nick Brownell performs from 5:30-9:30 pm….

THE GALLEON, JAN. 28… Marjory Lee performs from 6 to 9 pm…great music and sunsets!!!!

‘LIFE SUCKS ‘  AT RED BARN, JAN. 28-FEB. 1 THIS WEEK….Runs thru Feb. 8…. Director is Joy Hawkins with great cast…David Black, Aaron Duclos, George diBraud, Jessica Miano-Kruel, Karl Stahl Caroline Taylor and Susannah Wells….Get tix at 305-296-9911 or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com.  Delightful!!!!

CITIZEN COPE AT KEY WEST THEATER, JAN. 28…. at 8 pm at 512 Eaton St.  JOAN OSBORNE at 8 pm on Feb. 4….Los Lobos is on Feb. 11….

***’PRIME TIME’  ON JAN.28, FEB. 1 AND FEB. 4-8…. At the Studios… Written by Blake Hunter and directed by Murphy Davis….This original musical follows a female TV exec who wants to keep her variety show afloat, her amorous star husband in check and temptation at bay!  Great cast!  Get tix a
www.tskw.org.  533 Eaton St.

SPCA ART FOR THE ANIMALS FUNDRAISER, FEB. 4…. Some very well-known artists including Rick Worth, Roberta Marks, Lincoln Perry and Michael Palmer  have donated works of art  to aid the FKSPCA,  These works can be viewed at
https://fkspca.org/event/art-for-the-animals-fundraiser/…. These works will be sold by Silent Auction at a champagne Reception on Feb. 4 at the new Shelter at 5711 College Rd. from 5:30-7:00 pm.  All proceeds go to the FKSPCA.  

KARRI DALEY INTRODUCES NEW ALBUM….MARCH 2… Tix now on sale for this event at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.   All attending will receive a copy of the album on entry….  Get tix at
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  

**’THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’ AT STUDIOS MAY  14,15,16,21,22,&23, 2020 …..Playwright, NEAL RUCHMAN, has been working on his new play, ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’…..and it will be presented at the Studios on the above dates…. Tix will soon be on sale…. so stay tuned!!!!  This play relates the corruption and gang warfare of the 30’s in  NYC…Based on the life and times of Playwright Ruchman’s mother, ‘ The Pickpocket’s Daughter’ is a first class thriller with loads of laughs!  A reading of this play, which will be directed by Murphy Davis, was held  in July 0f  2018 and received raves and accolades from everyone there!!!!  Neal’s Mother, Harriet Moses…known as Matzy for her love of Matzoh, related the events of this story to Neal….She died before she ever got to write this story, so her son Neal, wrote it for her!  You will NOT want to miss THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER!!!

VOLUNTEER DOCENTS WANTED… for Old Island Restoration Home Tours….in Feb. and March….Volunteers get free home tour ticket….. Call 305-294-9501 to volunteer.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29!!!!  Don’t forget Aqua Idol EVERY WEDNESDAY from 6:30 to 8 pm at Aqua Nightclub… 711 Duval St…. Great musical entertainment for the benefit of the wonderful WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!!!  Guest Judge will be DAVE BOOTLE, local actor and entertainer!!!!
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LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.  Believe with your head, your heart, and your hands!
Lynda
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PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION: 

KIM GORDON:LET’S BE BAD….FEB. 28….. Tix are now on sale for this show on Feb. 28…. at Key West Theater….8 pm….Go to
www.thekeywesttheater.com for tix. 

KW TROPICAL FOREST CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATIONS:  The Tropical Forest is looking for 5 seats to fill on its Board of Directors.  Get applications  for a 2 year term starting on Jan. 2020.  They are specifically looking for a Treasurer/Bookkeeper.  If this interests you please send a letter of interest to the KW Botanical Garden Society 5210 College Rd. KW< FL 33040. Or email
hr@keywest.garden.  Website is www.keywest.garden.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED… The KW Rip-Off Rapid Response team is seeking volunteers for sidewalk protests against businesses that harass passersby.  Email
keywestrt@gmail.com.  

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON!!!!… A full house was in attendance, waiting with baited breath to hear all about the next season of shows at The Waterfront Playhouse…. And the presentation did NOT disappoint…. everyone was thrilled with the announcement!!!  Mark your calendars as you will NOT want to miss a single show! 
3)  ‘GLASS’…. (world premiere by Michael Amin), Jan. 16-Feb. 1. ….‘PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…The  Musical!!! ..March 5 thru March 28….(show cast) 5) ‘AMERICAN BUFFALO’…. David Mamet play, April 16 thru May 2…6)  ‘BEEHIVE’…the 60’s Musical….May 21-June 6!!!!
PLUS…. Waterfront Playhouse ON THE EDGE SHOWS!!!! 
4) ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL…. Feb. 12,13,14,15… stars Tracey Conyer as Billie Holliday. …5) ‘TRUNK MATERIAL 2’… and evening of great songs performed by the cast members of ‘PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…March 14 only….6)  ‘BASH’, April 19 & 20
 
RED BARN THEATRE SEASON…..”Life Sucks” opens Jan. 14-Feb. 8 directed by Joy Hawkins and stars Aaron Duclos, Jessica Miana Kruel, David Black, George diBraud, Karl Stahl, Caroline Taylor and Susannah Wells……… Feb. 18-March 14….. “Short Attention Span Theatre: the Twilight Zone”….. March 24-April 18….. “Frankie & Johnny at the Clare de Lune”…..a Terrence McNally play directed by Murphy Davis….  Call 305-2969911 or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com for ticket ordering, and information.

TWO OTHER GREAT SHOWS IN THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS CABARET THEATRE, ARE ‘BOBBY NESBITT…IN THE LOBBY WITH DANNY WEATHERS & CARMEN RODRIGUEZ’….on JAN. 20 & 21…… AND  …. A CABARET SHOW WITH DAVE BOOTLE!!!! Go to
www.keystix.com for tix.
 
FOSTER HOMES WANTED….Wesley House Family Services is seeking families in the community interested in providing a home to children in the foster care system.  Classes begin Wed., June 12 at 99451 Overseas Hwy. in Key Largo. 

 5TH ANNUAL CROOKS SECOND LINE PARADE AND PARTY…. JAN. 26… Mark calendars…. This event celebrates the lives of musicians, community leaders, friends and loved ones whom we have lost… Starts at Hog’s Breath at noon… parade down Duval…let by Bill Blue….at 2 pm…. Jazz tribute at Green Parrot from 3 to 6 pm….Processional participants can have an 18×24 photo  placard of a loved one made up to carry in the parade… go to website at
www.crookssecondlinekw.com.  $100 donation to Bahama Village Music Program.  Also paraders can bring their own placard and join in.  Free to attend and participate.

WOMAN’S CLUB OFFERS FREE TOURS….Called ‘The Hellings House’…the home of the KW Woman’s Club… has free tours 10 am to 3 pm Tues. thru Sat. each week.

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

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.
KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS…  This non profit is looking for interested Board Members….particularly that of Treasurer … term is two years…..If interested send a letter to Key West Botanical Garden 5210 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040.  Or email
audrinnakkw@gmail.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REEF RELIEF….For info call 305-294-3100.
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 SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…Southernmost Homeless Assistance League has begun serving an evening meal each day at the homeless shelter with food from the Soup Kitchen….Volunteers are needed to help.  For info call John Miller at 502-876-5092.

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

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

GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….This is a glorious shop at 6oo Frances….a lush newer addition to Key West’s upscale shopping scene…one of a kind items … spectacular jewelry….Japanese ceramics….cashmere from the Himalayas… the softest and finest you ever touched….Gorgeous items from India, Africa, the Orient, and Europe….a worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ for your pleasure. It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses.  Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within……open daily, at the corner of Southard!   Owned by Wendy Asplundh, she of the exquisite taste… and her great and dedicated staff includes Samantha Rivier, Dorthe Thure, and Jolie Witherow.
LA RUBIA KEY WEST….….Stephanie Hellstrom (THE Blonde!) is the owner of this new delightful shop at 510 Fleming St….next to Assortment….You can purchase hand woven Panama hats, handcrafted wearable accessories, and organic chocolates from Ecuador…. along with handbags, scarves, bamboo wraps, jewelry and more.  What a pleasure it is to have some unique and interesting new shops in Key West!!!  Congrats to Stephanie. Call 296-6059 for more details!!!
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN ORG. SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..This marvelous, award winning scholarship program mentoring group is looking for giving souls to help mentor 50 some qualified students from lower income families ….They cannot be admitted unless a volunteer steps forward.  It takes less than an hour each week.  Call Chuck Licis, program coordinator at 305-394-7974 or e-mail him at
chuck.licis@keysschools.com.
CUSTOM HOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUMS ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS…If you have a few hours to offer as a docent, archives asst., exhibit builder, or event volunteer, please offer your services!

***THE AQUARIUS PERSONALITY…JAN. 21 THRU FEB. 19***

Aquarians are totally different from every other sign….something sets them apart from everyone else. The typical Aquarian approaches life from a very different perspective to most people. Each Aquarian is completely original and innovative. For a start, they are totally independent. They follow the beat of a different drum and need to go their own way through life. Those who try to stop them or hold them back will soon discover how useless this policy is. If anything, it will make the Aquarian even more determined to do their own thing…and if no one else likes it, tough! Once an Aquarian has made up their mind about something, you will go blue in the face trying to persuade them to change it….they simply are not interested. This single-minded determination operates in every area of their life. However, they are very hard to predict…so even if you think you know how an Aquarian will react to something, they’ll probably take you by complete surprise and do the very opposite. This is all part of the fun of knowing an Aquarian. The present is much more of interest to an Aquarian than the past. They focus on the here and now rather than get caught up in what happened a week last Wednesday. An Aquarian is light years ahead of others in their thinking. As a result, they can seem like an iconoclast, possibly even a threat, because they have revolutionary theories or go against the tide of popular ideas. They are extremely intelligent and very rational…they do not take an emotional approach to life.

This is the friendliest sign of the Zodiac….they need a lot of friends…and to know they are around….though they are really only intimate with a very select group. When it comes to love, they need to choose a lover who is also a friend. It is hard for an Aquarian to love someone if they do not like them too. Their partner must be intelligent and a good conversationalist. An Aquarian must also need a partner who respects their need for independence. They hate when someone keeps tabs on them and needs to know their every move. They do not want to be joined at the hip with anyone. They need the freedom to come and go as they like. However, they do not want to give their partner the same freedom that they want for themselves! The best signs for an Aquarian is Libra or Sagittarius…possibly an Aries and a Gemini too.

In careers an Aquarian does not want to be stuck in a dead end job. They are attracted to charity and humanitarian work. Being self-employed appeals to Aquarians, as they thrive on being their own boss. They do not think anyone knows more than they do. They do not like taking orders from anyone they feel is inferior to them. And that’s the name of that tune!

We love our Aquarian Friends and Family Members!!!

HAPPY AQUARIAN BIRTHDAY TO….

1/21…..Lydia Waterloo… Sebrina Alfonso….Charlie Strauss…(Please remember Arvid Wegenek.)

1/22…..Carolyn Sullivan…Claire Carroll…Cory Held…..Allen Meese…Heidi Seidel ….Mary Ellen Cerny … Marion Strauss… John Schnepf…

1/23……Alan Gillespie….. Terry Narlock ….Claire Finley….Amy Cleveland… Dianne Szuflada….Paul Amos…. Ankie Amos…Stephen Hollinger….

1/24…..Bunnie Smith…Tom Luna…Terri White…Scott Mason…..Izabella Ingram ….Larry Guzy ….. Sandy Abookire ….. Simon Kaufman …..

1/25…..Paul Dietz…Carol MacCartee…Murphy Davis….. Tim Koenig ….Sharon McCallum …..Virginia Robbins …Rick Elias ….. Judy Skoczen …….. Jim Corrigan ….. Jennie Wolf….. Catherine Vogel ….. Jim Corrigan ….(Please remember Jerry Cash and Mary Lynn Furth.)

1/26….. Anne Lowe ….. Adam Kendrick…..Cody Beshire….

1/27…..Jimmy Olson….Stacy Stahl…Randall Lail…..Karl Junevicius…Denise Rybicki…Dan Simpson… (Please remember Rose Lopez.)

1/28…..John Padget…Mary Falconer…Helen O’Connor… Elaine Shelby ….. Ronald Clem ….. Caroline Forbis….. Jamie Haskins …..Joseph Harding …

1/29…..Melody Cooper…Stewart Andrews…Hugh Ware..Ari Miranda….Cindy Jefferson…. Linda Dunne….. (Please remember Carol Wickes…. Hugh Ware…. Pascal.)

1/30…Kate Miano…Rita Bof…. Isa Ona….. Kaito Ono….

1/31…George Kling…Sassy Tuttel…Jeanmarie Woods…..Judi Stevens ….. Shawna Lacy Wynd….. Henry Kasparovsky….. Tenaya Gutfreund…..(Please remember Greg Sergo.)

2/1…..Trine Nielsen …..Madonna Minion …..Donald Furth….. Joy Suarez…. Bruce Adriani ….

2/2…Sally Stevens….. Gary Symons…..Mark Buczak….. Tina Delph Ewing…. (Please remember Fr. John Weigand and Ed McBride.)

2/3…..Jim Speake….. Michael Quirk ….. Jaylin Thacker ….. Jessica Gutfreund…..

2/4…Ellen Batty…Liz Young …..Bob Price…Patti McMackin…Michael Domski …..Gerri Szuter ….. Everett Watkins….. Rodney Coles….. Janet Badar..(Please remember Lyn Bernat and Bill Heisler.)

2/5…Bruce Moore…Maureen Freedman…Maria Wevers… Leslie Linsley…. George Chase Jr.

2/6…Michael Aaglan….Susan Server ….. Tim Karhan ….. Andrea Bauer.….. Janet Reed….. (Please remember Violet Batty.)

2/7…..Roberta DePiero…John Waterloo…Ric Dery…Kerry Shelby…Janet Hetman …..Debra Linn Horning ….Mary Joviak …..( Please remember Henry Woods , Wilhelmina Harvey, and George Victory.).

2/8…..Nathan Knight…Bob Pracher….Steve Porter…Larry Rohrbaugh… Mindy Moore…John Feldman…..Tripp Calk…Rick Stallard….

2/9….Julie Johnston…Dan Ward…Liz Leonard…Jenna Stauffer….Brooks Gasser …..Edward Frac …. (Please remember Joe Liszka.)

2/10…..Stephen LaPointe…..Lee McMannis…Amy Culver Aversa…Rachel Beam ….Gina Salerno …Arnold Schwartz …..Emmily Sue Smith… Anita Kuligowski ….Diane Asher…..Tracey Holst…. Jody Gregoire…Monte Dillow … Keli Butler Helman…..

2/11…John Bollinger…Elaine Yaquinto…Lindsay Malboef. (Please remember Bill Bradford.)

2/12….. Judy Blume…Bonnie Jones…..Susan Keiser…Ken Domanski…Chick Knight… Jim Collins….Shelly Malone …

2/13…Abby Moore…Chris Tanner…Liz Kern…Nancy Moulton…Sheldon Davidson…Marty Stonely…..Beth Moyes…..

2/14…Carl McMackin…Cathy Webster…Mary Ann Worth…Norma Gilmore…Ronnie Rupe….. Linda Hulligan …..Alan Van Wieren… Athanasios Protopsaltis….. … (Please remember Lois Kline…..Jean Maun…. And…. Marina Mosher.) Happy Valentine’s Day to all my special Sweethearts!!!!!! You know who you are!!!!

2/15….Carol Tedesco…Donna Stabile ….. Joy Rodriguez ….Andrew Gonzalez…Amber Dalakas …

2/16…Shirley Freeman …..Daniel Clark ….. Michael Marrero ….Queen Kathleen Greer…Arlene Doty…..Phil Sheldon …..Donald Schiff … Lance Taylor …. Missy Maschal …

2/17….Jim Hall……Andrew Florio ….Kathey Fatica…..Mary O’Shea…(Please remember Rosalie Zito…. And…. Leon Williams… and Kayla Tollen.)

2/18…Jodi Weinhofer……..Wally Clark…Nicholas McBride…..Clare Keller…..John Sondej….. Henry Caskey …..Nora Gavin-Smyth …..Aleksander Protopsaltis……..(Please remember Jane Vetter…..Gary Adkins….Dottie Schwartz….and Bob Dodaro..)

2/19…..Maria Renna Sharpe…..Ken Silverman…..Joe Clerico…Anthony Picone…Michael Mewshaw….. Dave Moore …..Shawn Montgomery ….. Brian Hall ….. Nancy Holland…. Nancy Hrach Yehyawi….. Martha Dooley…..Juanita Huber….. (Please remember Henry G. Brownell.)

HAPPY AQUARIAN ANNIVERASARY TO….

1/22…..Johnny & Audrey Pollizi….

1/23…..Jeanna & Javier Garrido…..Ankie & Paul Amos…..

1/26… Joe & Martha Dooley

1/27….Barry Philipson & Will Nethaway

1/28…. George Fernandez & Tom Greenwood…

2/1…Elmira & Darold Leto….…..

2/2…..Morgan & Marky Pierson ….. Basia & Greg Chaplin….

2/3….. Blake Hunter & Murphy Davis….

2/5…..Jim Argoudelis & Dan Ward….

2/6…. Connie Cyr & Howard Wheeler…..

2/10….. Sophie & Trevor De Vooght

2/12…..Rex Welton & Brad….. Fred & Diane Covan…. Denis Hyland & Wayne Larue Smith…

2/14…..Dennis Beaver & Bert Whitt….. Kate Regan & Ken Silverman …Beverly & Bob Arnold…..Melody Cooper & Dan Simpson…..Maj Johnson & Todd Klem … Anne & Dave Rein …Alison & Andy Weimer …..Anne Marie & Jack Flood….. Diane & Bud Hardestsy …..

2/15…. Please remember Larry Harvey & Alan Furguson….

If you are one of those unique Aquarians and the description above pertains to you in any way, please let me know. Also, if you are not on the Birthday & Anniversary Lists and want to be, please send me your month and day to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will add you to the list. Being on the lists has its privileges….I make sure of that! I can’t tell you how many times people tell me that I am the only person to remember their birthday year after year. It is a good feeling and so easy to reach out on someone’s special day! It is all about community building and caring for those we know and love.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone above mentioned!!!
Love,
Lynda

Little Palm Island

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