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Friday, December 2, 2016


DECEMBER 2 TO DECEMBER 8 (ETC.), 2016 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!!

HAPPY DEC.2 BIRTHDAY TO…FIZZ RETTEW…ANGELA McCHESNY… FRANK PIKU… CAMERON ZBIKOWSKI …SAMMIE MAY…CHUCK ARMBRUSTER… Please remember GREGG McGRADY AND JOSEPH STETTNER.

THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE WANTS “YOU” TO BECOME A MEMBER!!!….NOW is the time to go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org, to renew your membership and get your season tickets! Being a Member has many privileges, including, at the lowest level, $100, a marvelous Dining Card which gives you a 20% discount at the following restaurants….915…Bagatelle…Rooftop Café… Waterfront Brewery …Bistro 245…Café Sole … Sun Sun at the Casa… Caroline’s… El Meson de Pepe … Firefly …Conch Republic Seafood Co…Fogarty’s…Grand Café…Hot Tin Roof …Jack Flats …Spencer’s at the Reach… Ocean Grill (formerly Square One)… Southernmost Beach Café… Shor American Grill … Red Fish Blue Fish!!!!! This is a GREAT deal, and you can use this card anytime from NOW until Sept.30, 2017. Some restaurants give the discount on food only and some on the complete tab. Also includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at most restaurants.

TERRI WHITE NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!!!!… Dear Readers….Our dear friend, Terri White has suffered one setback after another. Soon after moving back to Key West in June, she suffered a serious heart attack and was airlifted to Miami. Then, very recently, she ended up in the ER with dehydration, anemia and renal failure. She was given several blood transfusions and during her ten day stay at the hospital, had countless tests. The results were not good. She has a rare blood disease called Little Chain Deposition Disease and Multiple Myeloma. The treatment of this very serious malady is chemotherapy and it is very costly. Unfortunately, Terri does NOT have insurance. Treatments are $1,500 a week plus $1,000 for prescriptions. She and partner, Donna Barnett, are doing everything possible to acquire financial aid, but to no avail. TERRI IS IN DIRE NEED OF YOUR HELP AT THIS CHALLENGING TIME. Future benefits to raise money are being planned, but until this happens, a GO FUND ME Account has been established to help her. Terri has done much volunteering for others in the community, and now she needs YOUR help. Please go to the Go Fund Me Site to contribute whatever you are able to contribute. Go to https://www.gofundme.com/terri-white-medical-fund?ssid=805222351&pos=1.

We love Terri and her great singing voice and we are very saddened for what she is going through during this Thanksgiving Season. I hope and pray that you will find it in your heart to be kind and generous. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, I ask that you please contact Donna Barnett at donnab410@aol.com. Thank you.

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 Manny Madruga…Bruce Moore…the family and friends of Dan Tedesco, Carol’s beloved father, who recently passed away….Sherrey Welch …Marta White….Walter Lepperd……Howard & Inez Casey…Wally Stevens …..Mary Lou Hoover…Bill Lodermeir…Lenny Stevens …Melissa Lang …Robin Deck …George Kling …Eric Weinberger … Rennetta Stevens….Richard and Betty Carraway …David Herndon …Lottie Domski …Frank Everhart …Anne McKee … Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson … Zita DuPel ……. Tony Martinez …Chris Warner .…Brian Martinez and family …. Star Husky….. Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …Virgil and Nancy 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.

WORLD AIDS DAY WAS DEC.1…..It rained, but nevertheless, there was a wonderful caring and loving group at the memorial celebration at the Edward Knight Pier to remember those whom we loved and lost…and also the dedication of the Names for 2016. Those named this year were, Allan Joseph Boyd…Thomas Lundell…William Roger Clark…Bradley Paul Robbin… Gregg R. McGrady… Laurent Vasseur… Carlton Fuller…Patrick Curieux… Alan Ferguson … Charles Seifert… Edward Kamin … Stephen Morroney… Pavel Ketchum… William Morgan…Rusty Slusser. Three on this list were dear friends of ours. God bless…God bless!

MARC HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE SALE BEGINS, THRU XMAS…..Daily starting at 9 am and continues every day till all the trees are sold…..Support the MARC House….1401 Seminary St. If you can volunteer, please contact the MARC House.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, DEC.2,9,16,23…..Alphonse Subarsky , noon to 3 pm… …Joel Nelson, 4 to 7pm.

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.

WE REACH OUT TO…..Tonto Zottolo and Carol Tedesco, who recently lost their precious fathers. You can send messages of sympathy to Tonto to her at 3930 S. Roosevelt Blvd, Apt.309, Key West, FL 3304. You can send notes to Carol at Box 1179, Key West, FL 33041.

COMINGS AND GOINGS….We say au revoir to some special folks who are leaving Key West for ‘greener pastures’….Kenne Tucker, Janet Hinkle, and CherylAnn Logdon are both on their way…they will be deeply missed. Stay in touch and know you will always be opened back with open arms.

TAVERN N TOWN DEC.2,9…. Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge at Beachside Marriott!!!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.2,9,16,23,30,….It’s Michael Robinson with Eric Haley entertaining from 5 top 7 pm.

LATEDA….DEC.2….3 SUM at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.2&3….noon to 5, Michael McCloud… 7 to 11:30 pm The Raven Cooper Band.

TROPIC CINEMA, DEC.2-8…..HACKSAW RIDGE…..CERTAIN WOMEN…LOVING….THE ACCOUNTANT…. RULES DON’T APPLY…ARRIVAL …

SUNSET TIKI BAR AT THE GALLEON, DEC.2.9.16,23,30….Clint Bullard performs from 6 to 9 pm.

BOTTLECAP LOUNGE ON DEC.2….All tips go to benefit the KW Wildlife Center….5 to 8 pm…1128 Simonton St….celeb bartenders, raffles, prizes, snacks and more….

GREEN PARROT, DEC.2,3,4…The Steepwater Band performs at 5:30 and 10 pm…..only at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

SMOKIN TUNA, DEC.2&3…5pm, Dustin Brown…9pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends . …

GRAND VIN…DEC.2…..From 6 to 8 pm….1107 Duval St….Wine Taste and meet the Wine Maker, Stephanie from Podera Ciona and Lorenzo Gatteschi.

CORK & STOGIE, DEC. 2…..Upper Duval First Friday Wine Taste, 6 to 9 pm…1218 Duval….wine pairing with light appetizers.

HOG’S BREATH ON DEC.2&3,4… Fradley & Cuda at 1…..Erica Sunshine Lee at 5 pm…. 10 pm, the Mike Veal Band…At 1 on Sunday, it’s NFL Games….

GRUNTS, DEC.2,9,16,23,30…The Bubba System performs from 8-11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.2…Mike Naughton performs 1-5pm….Chad Burtch performs from 6 to 10 pm.

*THE STORY GOES ON….DEC. 2…..One night ONLY at The Key West Theater at 312 Eaton St….Come and see this intimate and lovely show with Camille Toler and her daughter, Erika Monet Butters…..A great way to move into the Christmas season. Go to the KW Theater website for tix.

*12 DAYS OF STRIP-MAS…DEC.2 & 3…..Tix are now on sale for the KW Burlesque 9th Annual Holiday Show Spectaclar at The STUDIOS on Eaton St. 9 pm showtime….doors open at 8 pm… This will be a circus style extravaganza that will bring that classic song “12 Days of Christmas” to life…Created by TaTah DuJour….many new and exciting performers to delight and fill your holidays with JOY!!!!! Get tix at www.keystix.com. For more info go to www.keywestburlesque.com. Come celebrate 10 years of Strip Tease in KW!

FREE KEYS CHORALE HOLIDAY CONCERT, DEC.2….Ring in the holiday with an outdoor concert at 7 pm at the KW Campus grounds….FREE…but contributions to support the Chorale are appreciated. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and snacks too.

LARRY BLACKBURN ART SHOW, DEC.2….In conjunction with the Upper Duval Art Stroll, Larry will exhibit his amazing photographs for his new show, ‘Absence and Presence of Color’ at 1075 Duval Square…6 to 9 pm…. cash bar.

GRACE ON FRANCES ST….DEC.9…..There will be a Holiday Champagne Reception from 5 to 8 pm….as the shoppe’s new collection of treasures will be unveiled! 600 Frances St. All invited.

HERE COME THE MUMMIES ON DEC.9…..At the Key West Theater at 8 pm, 512 Eaton St. 8 piece funk rock band….  

HISTORIC INN TOURS ON DEC. 9 & 16…..Visit some of Key West’s most enchanting Inns and Guest Houses all decked out for the Holidays.  6 to 8 pm….enjoy goodies and libations while exploring the unique character and architecture of these special places.  On Dec. 9, visit the Wicker Guesthouse…the Mermaid & Alligator, the Le Mer Hotel, Dewey House, and Alan Maltz Gallery.  On Dec. 16, visit Avalon B&B, Westwinds, the Island City House, Southwinds Motel, Old Town Manor and KW Butterfly Conservatory.  Trolley rides will be provided but you are welcome to bike or use other means of transportation.  Tix for self-guided tours are at www.keystix.com or call 305-296-4959

SOUTHERNMOST SANTAS FOR SENIORS ON DEC.16…..This is the 2nd annual benefit to collect $10 donations to provide 200 solitary and often overlooked elderly Keys residents with Christmas gift bags.  Held at The BOTTLECAP Blue Room from 5 to 7 pm…food & fun provided  If you cannot attend, please make donations to the United Way of the Florida Keys, PO Box 2145, KW, FL 33045.  Attn: Southernmost Santas for Seniors on Memo line.

17TH ANNUAL UNSUNG HEROES NEEDS NOMINATIONS…..All orgs out there are asked to send in the name of your nomination for Unsung Hero…to be honored at the Luncheon to be held on Jan. 27. Nominations are due by Dec. 16. Apply online at 2017Unsung Heroes Nomination Form or fax form to 305-292-1598.

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

PUN FOR YOU….Velcro….what a rip off!!!!

POOL COTTAGE FOR RENT….Friends will have a Pool Cottage on Eanes Ln. available to rent from Jan. 14-24. If this interests you, please contact Joe Dooley at joeedooley@yahoo.com for more information and details.

CATERER, JENNIFER CORNELL BACK IN TOWN AND AIMS TO PLEASE….. Jennifer is back and we welcome her fondly….She is doing medium sized parties, and also personal cheffing. If you need someone who will give your holiday party or any affair some pizzazz, call Jennifer at 305-849-2315 or 305-294-1943. You can email her at Jennifer@smallchefatlarge.com.

 

HAPPY DEC.3 BIRTHDAY TO….LINDA SPARKS….VERA VASEK…

GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.3….JAMES KING III is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.3… Chris Thomas entertains 1-5….Mike Naughton performs from 6-10 pm.

SUNSET TIKI BAR, DEC.3…Chris Thomas entertains at @:30 pm.

LATEDA ON DEC.3….Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show At 9 pm….3 SUM at 8:30 pm in the lounge.

TAVERN N TOWN,DEC.3,10,17,24,31….BOBBY NESBITT is ba-ack…He entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.3…..

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR…DEC.3…..Alphonse performs from noon to 3 pm.

GRUNTS ON DEC.3….The Bubba System Band, 7:30-11:30pm.

KW LIBRARY BOOK SALE, DEC. 3….At 700 Fleming St. in the Palm Garden….9:30 am to 1:30 pm…First sale of the season!!! GOBS of books, CD’s, Videos, DVD’s, baked goods, books of all kinds for all interests….FREE to attend.

ARTIST RECEPTION ON DEC.3….6 to 8 pm at Salt Gallery at 830 fleming St….See Marine Landscapes of Cuba & the Florida Keys.

SOUTHERNMOST COCONUT CASTAWAYS JUMP UP, DEC.3….Gift Drive for Kids Come First at Pincher’s Crab Shack, 712 Duval St. (upstairs)….1 to 4 pm… ALL invited…. Holiday food and drink specials, raffles, drawings, music and movies too…..Santy will be there to see if you have been naughty or nice….

DEBRA & PATRICK AT LITTLE ROOM, DEC.3…..This dynamic duo will be performing at 821 Duval St. at 9 pm…..

KEY WEST HOLIDAY PARADE ON DEC. 3….This usually starts around 7 pm…..starts at Bayview Park and then to Truman and finally Duval to Eaton St.

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE, DEC.10…..At the Schooner Wharf, 8 pm…. A KW tradition! Captains meeting on Dec. 9 at the Schooner….For info call 305-292-3302.

PARADE OF PAWS ON DEC. 10….3rd annual Parade & Bazaar….10 am to 2 pm …Located at Higgs Dog Park…benefits the FKSPCA To find out what to do and how to do it…. go to http://fkspcadonorpages.com/paradeofpaws2016. Or go to www.fkspca.org.

MARSHALL TUCKER BAND ON DEC.3… AT the KW Theater, 512 Eaton….

NUTCRACKER KEY WEST RETURNS, DEC.10-18….This is an always welcome Must See Show!!!!! At Tennessee Williams Theatre… Only 8 performances… scheduled with pro dancers from around the world, along with 60 + of our own community performers…..to retell this beloved holiday tale, Key West Style!!!! The costumes, dancing and music are all dazzling…..This is all put together by the creative and magic hand of Joyce Stahl whose brainchild this was from day one! You will be totally enthralled….the best way to get in the spirit of the season! Get tix by going to www.keystix.com . Note there is a special family rate on Wed., Dec.15…

TAYLOR HICKS ON DEC.10….This fab winner of American Idol will be performing at The Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St…..8 pm…..Call for tix.

PLANT SALE ON DEC.17…. From 10 am to noon at the KW Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden….All invited to buy great plants….

ANNUAL DACHSHUND WALK ON DEC.31…. This is a true KW happening…. See zillions of Doxies and Doxie Wannabees…..The Weiner Walk is something to behold. Free to watch…Entrants meet at the corner of Whitehead and Fleming Sts…. Walk begins at noon…..get there early to get some great photos….lots of costumed canines. Thanks to Ruth Reiter who came up with this wild and wacky idea that took off like dynamite!!!!! Amazing!!!

JUST SAYING……Not everything that can be counted counts….and not everything that counts can be counted.

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

 

HAPPY DEC.4 BIRTHDAY TO…ERIKA BIDDLE…KURT SCHWAERY…LOUISE SLEDZ… PATTI WILLIAMS…..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… SHARON & CHRISTOPHER SANTRY and to ERIC COLE & JOE McMURRAY!!!

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST ON DEC.4….At The Klaus Murphy Center at the Basilica of St. Mary on Truman Ave……Open to all from 8 am to noon. Delish food for the whole family…Very reasonable….all goes for a good cause.

FREE TO ATTEND TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDENS, DEC.4…Locals can tour the Gardens on Stock Island from 10 am to 4 pm….

ANIMAL FARM OPEN ON DEC.11……. If you have never gone, do yourself a favor and go sometime….it is a very special jewel in our town…..annual Christmas on the Farm event on Dec. 11 from 1 to 3 pm….Bring the kids…visit with Santa, enjoy live music, do crafts and visit the animals!!! Located at 5501 College Rd on Stock Island…underneath the Monroe County Detention Center.

SEASON OPENING & RECEPTION AT THE KW ART CENTER, DEC.4…’Celebrate the Season’ opening show & reception from 5 to 7 pm at 301 Front St…..The KW Art Center….See new works by nearly 50 local artists such as Karen Beauprie, Fran Decker, Kim Workman, Martha DePoo, and more…..FREE to attend….  

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, DEC.4…..10 am to 1 pm….Poolside at the Marker Waterfront Resort … 200 William St..$25 for a photo by Nick Doll (and he is)…or buy two entrees and get one for FREE….food & beverage specials ….DJ Jimmy starts at noon….bring your bathing suit and stay awhile!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.4…6-10 pm, Jeff Clark performs.

FREE ADMISSION TO KW ATTRACTIONS FOR LOCALS, ON DEC.4….Be a tourist and enjoy the Custom House, Lighthouse, Botanic Gardens, Little White House, plus the Aquarium, Trolley, conch Train, etc. Just show your local ID.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, DEC.4…..Mike Bailey from noon to 3 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.4&11….Jason Lamson & Friends at 7 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.4….noon to 5, Michael McCloud…..7 to 11 pm, Toko Irie & Friends.

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS, DEC. 4…..Peter Diamond & Friends from 5-7:30 pm…. Also, Julie Friedman Purse Trunk show starting at 4 pm.

ISLE COOK KW, DEC.4,11,18.…..located at 218 Whitehead St….Unit 6….hosts a weekly regional wine and food event each Sat. from 2-3:30 pm…Each event features paired wines and small bites from different regions of the world. For details go to www.islecookkeywest.com.

LATEDA, DEC.4,11,18……Tea Dance at 4 pm….Rude Girl is the DJ….8:30 pm, 3 SUM!!!!! In the lounge….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.4,11,18,25…The fab Terri White and Tim McAlpine will be performing every Sunday from 8:30-11:30 pm at 821 Duval St.

TAVERN N TOWN,DEC.4,11….Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm!

GREEN PARROT, DEC.4….Debra & Patrick will be performing from 1 to 4:30 pm….Sunday Jazz!!! Also, they will be performing at Jazz on Dec. 4 and Dec.11!!!

OPEN HOUSE AT WOMEN’S CLUB, DEC.4…..This is open to all in town….6 to 8 pm at 319 Duval St…..Bring an article of new children’s clothing for admission…..

LIBBY YORK AT LITTLE ROOM, DEC.4…Libby will be performing with Mike Emerson from 5:30-7:30 pm at 821 Duval St. Welcome back to KW Libby!!!

WILDLIFE CENTER FUNDRAISER, DEC.4….HE Travel will host the Gay Key West House Party from 6-9 pm…at Blue Macaw at 400 Petronia St…Silent auction…tix at the door or email at info@hetravel.com.

AMANDAH JANTZEN AT CURRY MANSION, DEC.11, 25,26,27…. happy hour from 5 to 7 pm…. host bar and snacks….511 Caroline St.

LITTLE ROOM, DEC.11….Libby York & Tim McAlpine will be performing at Little Room Jazz Club from 5:30-7:30 pm…..821 Duval St.

DEVON ALLMAN BAND ON DEC.11….At The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St…… See the son of Gregg Allman….deja vu!

CONGRATS TO GAYLA MORGAN & ERIC WEINBERGER…. Their musical, A DOG STORY, has opened to lovely reviews….Go to http://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/BWW-Review-A-DOG-STORY-Captures-Hearts-and-Laughs-at-The-Davenport-Theater-Loft-20161123. If you are in NYC, A Dog Story runs thru March 6, 2017. Great cast, wonderful direction…music by Gayla and book by Eric….two of Key West’s favorites.

 

HAPPY DEC.5 BIRTHDAY TO……MARY ELLEN BEATTIE… CHARLOTTE RYAN … Please remember Victoria Sabol!!!

DUELING BARTENDERS , DEC.5,12,29,26…..It’s Mark Watson and Tom Luna, Dominic Pavlicek, Traci Reynolds… or Rick Dery entertaining from 5:30-8:30 pm at Aqua Nightclub…711 Duval St.

LATEDA ON DEC.5,12,29,…. .Dave Bootle performs in the Lounge at 8:30 pm.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, DEC.5… Rob DiStasi noon to 3 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.5…6-10 pm, The Bahama Boys…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.5…Hal Howland Trio at 8:30 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.5&12…5 pm, Scott Kirby…9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Buzz.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.5….noon to 5, Raven Cooper…7 –11 pm, Black & Skabuddah.

HOG’S BREATH , DEC.5….noon, Zack Seemiller….5 pm, Copper Sky…9 pm, Ronnie Johnson..…

TAVERN N TOWN,DEC.5,12,19,26…..Michael Thomas entertains from 5 to 9 pm.

KEY WEST THEATER, DEC.5….Howard Jones performs at 8 pm….

 

HAPPY DEC.6 BIRTHDAY TO…CHRIS THOMAS … ADRIAN ARMSTRONG…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…ROBIN & PETER KNAUTH…AND HARRY & TINA DEAL.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.6,13,20,27….Ericson Holt & Mark Kilgos at 8:30 pm….6 for tix.

PIER HOUSE, DEC.6…Rusty Lemon from noon to 3 pm….Rob DiStasi, 4 to 7 pm.

VIRGILIO’S ON DEC.6 & 7….The PAT & DEB QUARTET will perform…. Debra Dean, Patrick Lawler along with Skipper Kripitz, and Bubba Lownotes 9:30 pm 524 Duval (enter thru Applerouth Ln.) We LOVE when Deb & Pat are back in Key West!!!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.6….Scott Kirby 5pm…Jeff Clark & Guests at 9pm.

HOG’S BREATH, DEC.6,7,8…noon, Joel Nelson…5 pm, Copper Sky…9 pm, Ronnie Johnson Band.

GREEN PARROT, DEC.6…Patrick & the Swayzees at 5:30 & 9 pm….

GRUNTS ON DEC.6….Keith Franx performs from 8 to 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.6…Black & Skabuddah perform 6-10 pm

LATEDA, DEC.6&13…..Dave Bootle at 8:30 pm in the lounge…..Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.6,13,20,27…Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.6&13…noon to 5, Gary Hempsey….7-11pm, Tom Taylor…

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE OPENS IN PREVIEW ON DEC.13&14….The fab comedy, ‘IT’S ONLY A PLAY’ will be shown in preview on Dec.13&14…..lower priced tix. Go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org for tix or call 305-294-5015. Grand opening of this sure to be big hit, is Dec.15 with a great after party. Runs thru Jan.7.

RED BARN OPENS ON DEC.13…..The first show of the season at the Barn is “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”…runs thru Jan.14, 2017. Great cast….call 305-296-9911 for tix.

FRINGE OPENS ON DEC.20….’A Very Lillian Baxter Christmas’…runs Dec.20-24 only…. 7 pm at The Little Room Jazz Club….821 Duval St. go to www.fringetheater.org for tix or call 305-731-0581.

 

HAPPY DEC.7 BIRTHDAY TO…RICHARD DENNISON…LOU SCARAMUZZI … GERRY SAJITOWSKI… JAN CERNAN…REBECCA GREEN… ROSEMARIE ZAWACKI …AL FILIPPONE… Please remember John Pett and Merle Hohman….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… CORY HELD & PAUL GILDEA….

GRUNTS ON DEC.7….8 to 11 pm, Eric Paul Levy performs.

DEBRA DEAN TRIO AT SALUTE ON DEC.7…. From 5 to 8 pm at Salute on the Beach.  

AUDUBON SPEAKER SERIES, DEC. 7…. Doug Mader will give a talk called, “Boas, and Pythons and Screw Worm, Oh My!’….  The talk starts at 6:30 pm at the KW Garden Club at 1100 Atlantic Blvd….  Mader is a world renowned vet who has worked on sea turtles, Key Deer, alligators, crocs and other species.  He will discuss the invasive exotic snake problem in the Everglades and its effect on the Florida Keys…  Admission is FREE and open to all.

SMOKIN TUNA, DEC.7………5 pm, Dustin Brown…..9 pm, Chris Thomas & Joal Rush…

LATEDA, DEC.7,14,21….Dave Bootle performs at 8:30 pm.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.7….Dom Carelli at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

*WINO WEDNESDAY AT LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.7,14,21,28…. Locals appreciation…Little Room offers ½ off on all bottles of wine to anyone with a local ID … 2 for 1 glasses of wine every day from 3 pm to 8 pm!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.7,14,21,28…noon to 5, Michael McCloud…7 to 11 pm, Raven Cooper.

GREEN PARROT, DEC.7… Jon Roniger at 5:30 and 9 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.7…5 pm, Scott Kirby…9pm, Chris Thomas & Friends.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.7….Joal Rush performs 5-9pm.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR…DEC.7…4 to 7 pm, Michael Naughton performs.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.7…Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm at the Marriott!

WINE BINGO BENEFIT FOR KW BOTANIC GARDENS, DEC.7….This event is at Vino’s Wine Bar & Shop at 7 pm….810 Duval St….$1.00 per card…. Come & Help raise money for the KW Botanic Garden Playground…. Prizes and Drink specials all eve.

LIGHTED BIKE PARADE, DEC.7….register at 5:30pm at Bayview Park…ride starts at 7. To register, bring 1 unwrapped toy. Call Claire at 305-809-5000 for more info.

FLA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS HOLIDAY MEMBERSHIP PARTY, DEC.14….5:30-7:30 pm…at the home of Rob & Maria Sharpe…723 Fleming St. Entertainment by Bobby Nesbitt & Carmen Rodriguez…with Laura Hackworth & Gordon Ross…. Appetizers and libations…. A time to renew your membership and welcome new members….. Avoid the Line…. Join On line at www.keysarts.com.

AMANDAH JANTZEN AT CURRY MANSION, DEC.14,21,28…AT 511 Caroline St…. great jazz music and song from this sultry entertainer.

 

HAPPY DEC. 8 BIRTHDAY TO…SAM TROPHIA… ANDREW FORROW… ALAN HENIG …EVELYN MALDONADO…RON DEANNA… BRAD MANLEY…

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY!!!!…..I am thankful for the wonderful memory of Richard Stephens, who was a very dear and caring friend. His birthday would have been on Dec. 1…..World Aids Day….He is in our hearts forever.

BOBBY NESBITT BACK AT LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.8….The wonderful Bobby Nesbitt will be performing at 821 Duval St. from 5 to 7 pm….every Thursday, except for Dec.22 and Jan 12…..Mark your calendars and be there!!!! At 8:30 pm, it’s Larry Baeder & Bill Blue.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.8…noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…..

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO, DEC.8…Rick Fusco performs at 6-10 pm.

COMEDY THURSDAYS AT THE BOTTLECAP….DEC.8,15,22,29…..Every Thurs. at 7:30 pm ….$10 & $15 at the door…..1128 Simonton St.  

“BAD SANTA” MOVIE AND PICTURE NIGHT, DEC. 8…Poolside at The Marker Resort at 200 William St….come at 6 and movie at 7 pm….photos by Nick Doll

MOODY’S BIRTHDAY SUIT, DEC.8,9,10…..Come to the Gildea Contemporary Gallery at 522 Southard St….Join him for his birthday cake between 10 am and 5 pm….The Gallery will feature the tromp l’oeil artwork of Dick Moody…20 of his paintings will be on display.

LATEDA, DEC.8&15… 3 Sum is in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!!!!!

GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.8….Jimmy Olson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm!

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, DEC.8……Brian Roberts from noon to 3 pm.

SUNSET TIKI BAR AT THE GALLEON, DEC.8….. Tony Baltimore from 2:30-5:30 pm.

SUNSET PIER ON DEC.8….The Happy Dog performs every Tues. at the Ocean Key House on the pier.

GREEN PARROT, DEC.8…The Yat Pack at 5:30 & 9 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.8,15,22,29….Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas entertain from 5- 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA..DEC.8… Scott Kirby at 5 pm ……9pm, Caffeine Carl & the Buzz.

HOLIDAY CONCERT ON DEC.22…At the Maker Hotel Resort at 200 William St….6 pm… Poolside … Hear Rusty Lemmon and friends sing your holiday faves…vendors will be selling art and jewelry for last minute shopping.

 

HAPPY DEC.9 BIRTHDAY TO ….BUDDY DYESS…DICK MOODY…LLOYD BRYANT … ANGELA MEANIX…

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER… We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

IMPROMTU CLASSICAL CONCERTS INVITES YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER…. There are various levels of membership and each level has its own special perks. Subscribe now by going to www.classicalconcertstskw.org. The season begins in January!

KEY WEST FOOD AND WINE FEST…JANUARY 25-29…..Over 30 events from opening night at The Casa Marina on the beach….not too early to start ordering tix at www.keywestfoodandwinefestival.com. For more info contact mark Ceronio at 800-474-4319 or go to dolce@dolceeventsandmarketing.com.

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

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

HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS…..Over $300,000 has been raised for this project… but more is needed to make this dream a reality! Make donations to TSKW and indicate your donation is specifically for HUGH’S VIEW, and send to Jeffrey Ware at 1400 Olivia St., KW, 33040. This is a separate fundraiser from any others at The Studio. The plan is to create a lovely Rooftop Garden atop the new Studios Bldg on Eaton St…..it will provide a marvelous panoramic view of Key West…and since La Concha shut its doors to us, it will be most welcome indeed. For more info, contact Jeffrey at jcwkeywest@comcast.net. For those who are wondering who Hugh is…. He is the most adorable father of Jeffrey, who left his mark in Key West….who loved it here, and who passed away….from this earthly home but not from our hearts! Hoping to raise enough money so that by the end of 2015, Hugh’s View will be a Truism…. And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden and toast HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!

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

GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….This is a glorious new shop at 6oo Frances….a lush new addition to Key West’s upscale shopping scene…one of a kind items … spectacular jewelry….Japanese ceramics….cashmere from the Himilayas… the softest and finest you ever touched….Gorgeous items from India, Africa, the Orient, and Europe…Owner, Patricia Baldus relates….’A worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ graces GRACE!!!!’ It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses. Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within…the lovely Kim Rettenwander is the manager…open daily, at the corner of Southard!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 *** SAGITTARIUS PERSONALITY….NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21 ***

One of the great things about a Sag is their irrepressible optimism. They are convinced that everything will always work out for the best. This attitude has helped them through many a storm. They keep a positive attitude and sense of humor…and when things get tough, they are able to find the silver light at the end of the tunnel. This is also one of the luckiest signs of the Zodiac. Sags are enthusiastic and always keen to take the initiative and make things happen. They don’t like to sit around and watch the grass grow…they like to have new and exciting projects that keep them on the go. Otherwise they get fed up and depressed. They need something to aim for. Goals are very important to Sags, preferring challenges to walkovers. Once they achieve their goal, they are on their way to the next target!

Life is always lively with a Sag around…they enjoy discussing ideas with friends and loved ones. They are intellectual and enjoy stretching their minds….their homes are full of books, and have a tremendous respect for knowledge. They pride themselves on their honesty, hate hypocrites and yes men. Sags are also known to exaggerate a bit…and sometimes they are more blunt and direct than you would want.

One of the most popular signs, people can’t help but flock around the Sagittarian. They radiate a friendly force-field, are terrific company and laughter never seems to be far away. They have a lot of friends! People appreciate their open and straightforward manner. Sags cannot stand to be tied down or hemmed in by a partner. They need to be able to lead their own life and not feel that someone is always peering over their shoulder trying to police their every move. The Sag will let their partner know if this is annoying them. If you love a Sag, they need their space. Sags enjoy sex, but the most important need in a partner is one who will be a friend as well as a lover. That friendship is something sorely needed long after the passion fades. Anything else is not good enough. The best signs for a Sagittarian are Gemini, Leo, and also Libra, Aquarius and Aries.

In careers, Sags are very sociable and like to be surrounded by lively colleagues, and are popular in their workplace. They like jobs that keep them on the move…not stuck behind a desk. Sags are ideally suited to career in education, publishing, writing, broadcasting, philosophy, and travel. They love money and enjoy spending it. The most exciting thing to them about money, is what it can buy. They prefer casual clothes to dressing up and are not impressed by designer labels. They have a weak spot for cars…especially those that are sleek and distinctive and that cost a fortune.

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

HAPPY SAGITTARIAN BIRTHDAY TO…..

11/23…Robbie Frechette…Debra Yates…Fred Greenberg…Robin Cozine…Donna Cesen…Tina Ekel … Chris Kennedy….

11/24…Brandon Beach…Rock Solomon…Linda Alberty…

11/25…Christopher Elwell…Jim Shepherd…Amber McDonald- Good…Margaret Villoch….Daniel Garcia….Dan DiFilippo

11/26…Harvey Server…Jon Allen

11/27…Kevin Gallagher…Carolyn Cooper…Alan Bobin…

11/28…Christine Cordone…Bernie Sledz…Jane Day Stuart

11/29…Audrey Samz…Mary Spear…Queen Kathleen Greer…Terry Gaberdiel…

11/30….Helen Walker…Jean Dostal

12/1…Donavan Pavlicek…..Please remember the wonderful Richard Stephens…

12/2…Fizz Rettew……Frank Piku…Cameron Zbikowski……Angela McChesny…Chuck Armbruster …Sammie May…Please remember Gregg McGrady and Joseph Stettner.

12/3…Vera Vasek…Linda Sparks…

12/4…Erika Biddle…Louise Sledz…Kurt Shwaery…Patti Williams

12/5…Mary Ellen Beattie…Charlotte Ryan….Please remember Victoria Sabol.

12/6…Chris Thomas…Adrian Armstrong

12/7…Richard Dennison…Louis Scaramuzzi…Rebecca Green…Gerry Sajitowski…Rosemarie Zawacki… Jan Cernan…Al Filippone …Please remember Merle Hohman and John Pett.

12/8…Sam Trophia…Andrew Forrow…Evelyn Maldonado…Alan Henig…Ron DeAnna…Brad Manley

12/9…Buddy Dyess…Lloyd Bryant…Dick Moody…Angela Meanix

12/10…Reef Perkins…Matt Babich…Robin Tomita…Redza Ibrahim Dempster……Diane Flenard …Robin Knauth …Randy Misener …Nancy Ulrich

12/11…Betty Darst…Mary Schilling…Marsha Stevens

12/12….Alfred Morris……Please take time to remember my beloved brother, Fred…..also, Francy Zakczewski.

12/13…John Eicher…Rex Welton…Joyce Heels…Jamey Bowen…Norma Gaspari

12/14…Joe Dallas…Monica Slowiak…Susie Applin …

12/15…LiLianne Brouillard

12/16…Rita Linder

12/17…George Fernandez…Jim Hendrick…Kristina Welburn…Mary Peranteau…Katie Warner

12/18…George Tillman…Joy Hawkins…Randy Roberts…Dan Carten

12/19…Holly Merrill…..Barbara Herzog…Billy Hollowell

12/20…Ralph DePalma…Kristen Livengood….Sebastian Vishton….Ronnie Carruthers …Please remember Katherine Raney.

12/21…Ed Heid…Judy Farrell…Sarah Kahn…Roy Bishop…Please remember Leslie Leonelli and Pauline Palub.

HAPPY SAGITTARIAN ANNIVERSARY TO…

11/22…Carol Tedesco & Michael Shields…

11/25….Ken & JoAnne Lasky

11/26….Billy Cartledge & Jim Hall

11/27….Joan O’Dowd & John Wist….Jack & Rita Eaton

11/29…George Tillman & Lloyd Bryant…

11/30….Karen & Bill Ryan

12/4…Sharon & Chris Santry…Eric Cole & Joe McMurray

12/5…Charlotte Ryan….Please remember Victoria Sabol.

12/6…Harry & Tina Deal….Robin & Peter Knauth

12/7…Cory Held & Paul Gildea

12/10….Deborah & Sid Goldman

12/13….Bob Archer & Mark Pence….

12/14….Claire Carroll & Steve Gurmin…….Barbara Weikel & Ralph DePalma

11/19…Caroline & Riichard Forbis…Barbara & Evan Corns

11/20…Lola & Jim Corrigan

11/21…Jim & Donna Hendrick

If you are one of those Sagittarians and are not on the list and want to be, please send me your month & day to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will add you on. If you are on the list, please let me know if any of the description pertains to you in any way. During this month of Christmas and the Holidays…please enjoy every minute. Sending love an best wishes to you.

Lynda

 

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