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Key West with Lynda

!!!! IT’S BROADWAY ON DUVAL STREET !!!!


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 , TO MONDAY, FEB. 27 (ETC.), 2017 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!!

HAPPY FEB.21 BIRTHDAY TO….MARTI ROBERTS…TRACI REYNOLDS…JOYCE RAY…BRIAN HOLDEN … SUZANNE COLEMAN… DEAN DRESSLER …TERRY ZAWACKI

****AQUA IDOL 2017 ON FEB.21….. Last Tuesday, it was another mega enthusiastic standing room only crowd who witnessed one of the ALL TIME Best Aqua Idol Contests EVER!!!! This group of 14 marvelous vocalists includes HEATHER MAE POTTER….BILL MELCHIOR…GINA SALERNO … VICKY HEDBERG…BOB WOOD… …LARRY BLACKBURN … SARAH DORRANCE …ARTHUR CROCKER …MELODY LYNN …RHETT KALMAN ….DESTINY MONTGOMERY … & JERRY DOWNS !!!! … They are singing their great big hearts out for the benefit of THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE …every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Aqua Nightclub at 711 Duval St. This Tuesday, the theme of the evening is my favorite…SHOWTUNES!!!!…..It promises to be a ‘some enchanted evening! If you want a good seat, make sure you get there early enough to claim one! This is every Tuesday until March 21…..PLEASE be There! You will not want to miss a single one! Tony Konrath and I will be weekly judges and our guest judge this week will be the very special, J.T. Thompson, creator of ONE HUMAN FAMILY!!! An added bonus is Broadway legend, TERRI WHITE, who will be a guest singer again. She brings down the house whenever she does a guest spot and I asked her to do a guest song whenever she wants to!!!! All this gloriousness is FREE to attend….happy hour drink prices … amazing entertainment …loads of fun while raising money for a great cause, THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE! Come and see & hear what everyone is talking about in Key West!!!! There were no eliminations last week, but this week there will be a double elimination!!! If you want your fave to remain in the contest, it is important that you be there and you vote with $$$$… and if you can’t be there vote online!!! Read below to see how you can donate to your fave contestant online!!!

VOTING ON LINE FOR AQUA IDOL….. For those who cannot attend Aqua Idol on a certain night, or you prefer to vote using a credit card option you can donate online. It’s easy as pie. If you go to https://www.waterfrontplayhouse.org/donate-online/ , you will get to the site right away. You can also go to the www.waterfrontplayhouse.org website and then follow these steps. You will see the the word SUPPORT. Click on Support….Then, just below that will be DONATE ONLINE….Click that….You will then see a long box with the words Waterfront Playhouse. At the end of the box is an arrow. Click on the arrow. All the names of the contestants will pop up. Then you click on the name of whom you are donating to. Fill in Waterfront Playhouse below that. Then all your credit card info will appear and you fill out accordingly, step by step. You can donate toward any of these contestants until 5:30 on Tuesday, the day of the competition…this week, Feb. 7. Whatever is donated will be added to the ‘bucket total’ raised that night by a particular singer. For instance, if Vicky had $20 donated on line, and she raised $100 singing on Tuesday, she raised $120 total. Next week, it starts all over. You can also send checks made out to The Waterfront Playhouse. Put the name of your chosen contestant on the memo line. Then you can send the check to Att: Gary Symons, Waterfront Playhouse, PO Box 724 Key West, FL 33041. Or you can send your checks, made out to the Waterfront Playhouse, to your contestant of choice, and they can handle it the way they want to.

AQUA IDOL PRIZE PACKAGE…HOW YOU CAN HELP??? …I am in the process of assembling the Prize Package to be presented to the Top 3 Contestants on the final night, March 21. I love these singers who are going all out to raise badly needed dollars for the Waterfront Playhouse. I in turn try to get the best package for them. Some people have asked if they can help contribute and I say ‘but of course!’ How can you help? If you have unused nice items that you can donate…artwork, jewelry, gift certificates to shops and restaurants, services that you can provide, overnight stays at hotels and inns…or if you want to donate cool hard cash, I would greatly appreciate it. All donations are tax deductible and you will be sent a form for tax purposes and for your records. For those who want to donate cash, you can make checks payable to The Waterfront Playhouse and write Aqua Idol Prize Package on the memo line and send to Gary Symons, ATT: Aqua Idol… PO Box 724, Key West, FL 33041. If you have items to pick up, let me know and I will arrange a pick up. BIG THANKS! (I want to extend big thanks to those who have already answered this call … Rita Linder, Neal Ruchman, Jerry Galeana, Jeffrey Tarnoff, Bonnie Piceu, the Beatties, etc. You make my heart sing!)

CONGRATULATION TO DENIS HYLAND & WAYNE LARUE SMITH!!! …. Our very special friends, Denis and Wayne recently ‘tied the knot’ in Las Vegas. They, surrounded by family, got married in the penthouse suite of the fabulous Bellagio Hotel, on Feb. 12. We are so happy for them and we ask you to share in their joy. You can send them messages of congratulation to them at 509 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040. It is so nice to share good news!!!!!

TEEN-AGER NEEDS AID….OPEN YOUR HEARTS, PLEASE…..My friend, EM Lazott, who not only has a million dollar voice, but a zillion dollar heart… works as a caseworker for Wesley House. She deals with children who have been abandoned by their families. Thankfully, Wesley House has housing for these children until they are 18….but once they turn 18, they are, for the most part, left to fend for themselves. At this moment, Em has a very sweet 17 year old girl who will turn 18 on April 27 … will be graduating from the KW High School in June, with plans to attend the KWCC next fall. She is trying to find a safe and secure room rental until the end of April in KW. She has a part time job, receives $500 monthly from the state to help with rent (check goes directly to the landlord so that there is no confusion). She is drug and alcohol free…not sexually active, no mental health issues, very sweet and wholesome, born and raised in KW but has been abandoned by her mother with no other family in the vicinity. She plans to pursue a nursing career. Can you or anyone you know help this dear child? Do you have, or do you know anyone who may have an extra room that you could rent for about $800-$1,000 a month. She will be able to afford this amount. If you can open your heart and help, please contact Em at 508-367-0243 or email her at elazott@yahoo.com. I find this story heart wrenching. It is so hard to believe that this happens on our Island, Pollyanna that I tend to be. Thank you for reading…and please pass this on.

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!

CONGRATS TO TIM GREENBERG, SON OF LINDA & FRED!!!….Just heard the great news that IFC gave the green light to “Living with Yourself” …a scripted comedy from longtime Daily Show Producer, TIM GREENBERG…The eight episode series will bow next year. We are thrilled for Tim and his very proud family!!!!!

TERRI WHITE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!!…Our dear friend, Terri White 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. 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 can.

Go to https://www.gofundme.com/terri-white-medical-fund?ssid=805222351&pos=1. 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…Bruce Moore…Joanne Tarantino…..the family & friends of Jenelle Hohman ……Terri White …Bob Esty ….the family & friends of Steve Attis, husband of Midge….Brian Belanger …Jacob Gelt Dekker ….Rude Girl..… Lee Knight … Lynda Scott …Frank and Francine Gren …Maryann Reifschneider…Gail Leadbeter …Sherrey Welch …Marta White ….Walter Lepperd …Howard & Inez Casey…Wally Stevens …..Mary Lou Hoover …Kip Larson …Bill Lodermeir…Lenny Stevens …George Kling …Eric Weinberger … George Bernat….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.

PLEASE READ THIS ABOUT THE SOS FOUNDATION IN KEY WEST…..The SOS Foundation is celebrating 10 years of service to the community by launching a campaign with a goal to reach $10,000. What IS this foundation, you may ask….It is a food recovery program located throughout Monroe County in the form of food pantries and school meal programs. The SOS strives to end hunger and poverty in Monroe County…HOW? By assisting the working poor through food assistance. Believe it or not, there are many people who live here who are trying desperately to make it in this world, and the aid that is given to them via the programs sponsored by SOS, helps tremendously. The people involved with this program are our real live angels on earth. They work diligently and give from the heart and their sole satisfaction is that the people they are serving are not going to bed hungry. At this giving and caring time of year, please support the SOS Foundation. Their mission is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Monroe County residents by ending hunger. To find out more contact Carmen Garcia at Carmen@sosmission.org. To help with funding please go to this link…. http://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMxMTg=. God bless!!

FIONA MOLLOY PERFORMS AT KEY WEST BITE….FEB. 21,28….Fiona performs from 7 to 11 pm at this new hot spot….restaurant and bar….located on Caroline St. across from the historic seaport…..the former PT’s Late Night!!!

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.

CAFÉ CON LIBROS…FEB.21….At KW Library 700 Fleming….Free to attend these talks. John Leslie and Carey Winfrey will talk….10 am….

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.21,28…. Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge at Beachside Marriott!!

LATEDA….FEB.21….DAVE BOOTLE entertains at 8:30 pm in the Lounge. Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.21….12 to 5, Gary Hempsey… 6:45 to 11 pm The Doerfels

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.21….Ericson Holt & Mick Kilgos perform at 8:30 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB.21&22…Scott Kirby at 5pm…the Andy Wescott Band at 9pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.21… Black & Skabuddah entertain from 6-10 pm.

HOG’S BREATH ON FEB.21,22,23… Joel Nelson at 1 pm…. 5pm, Copper Sky… 10 pm, The Reggie Sullivan Band.

TAVERN N TOWN ANNOUNCES NEW LATE EVENING HAPPY HOUR…..Every day there will be a special TAPAS Menu served from 9 to 11 pm. (Not on holidays) Tapas are only $7 and they are to die for! ALSO….2 for 1 drinks!!!!

SCREENWRITING COURSE thru FEB.21….Bob Bowersox will be teaching this course on 6 consecutive Tuesdays until Feb.21, from 6:30-9:30 pm. For more info or to sign up contact the Studios at 305-295-0458…or stop there at 533 Eaton St. Class size is limited.

*‘I DO I DO’ OPENS AT RED BARN, FEB. 21…..Get tix for this most delightful musical at www.redbarntheatre.com or call 305-296-9911!!!!Directed by Joy Hawkins & David Black….and starring David Black & Maribeth Graham….heartwarming musical follows this married couple thru 50 years of marriage….

VIRGILIO’S ON FEB. 21…. Skipper & his League of Crafty Musicians…with Bob Macy, Geoffrey Lowe, Dave Hoffman….9 pm!!!!

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY ON FEB. 21….Johnny and the Asbury Jukes perform at The Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….go to www.thekeywesttheater.com for tickets. 8 pm.

**‘AVENUE Q’ OPENS IN PREVIEW AT WATERFRONT, FEB.28 & MAR.1…..This winner of the Tony Triple Crown for best musical, best score & best book, opens in preview at The Waterfront Playhouse….(only $25)….these usually sell out so get tix fast!!! Directed by Danny Weathers, sets by Michael Boyer, Musical direction by Michael Fauss, and choreography by Penny Leto…the fab cast consists of Kristen Michelle, Brian Hall, Jeremy Zoma, Susannah Wells, Justin Ahearn, Lora Nicolas, and Juanita Green…..Costumes by Carmen Rodriguez, Trish Manley, stage mgr…props, JB McLendon and Puppet Training by Jason Jacoby…..You will LOVE AVENUE Q!!!!

FREE LECTURE AT BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB.28….6 pm…Rachel Vail, will be in conversation with Meg Cabot to discuss her new book, ‘Well, That Was Awkward’… …533 Eaton St.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS…DEADLINE MARCH 1….The Community Foundation of the FLA Keys asks for nominations for the 2017 Partners in Paradise Awards…Go online to www.cffk.org to nominate an individual, family, business, local nonprofit org, whom you think should be honored for inspiring others in our community. Honorees will be recognized on April 2 at the PARTNERS IN PARADISE AWARDS BRUNCH. To attend and reserve call 305-292-1502.

MARC COHN AT KW THEATER, MAR.7…. At 512 Eaton St….For tickets please go to www.keywesttheater.com.

BOB FRECHETTE=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! Email him at rfrechette@bellsouth.net. He is the best! I promise!!!! Honest, fair, and adorable too!!!

PUN FOR YOU…I know a guy who is addicted to brake fluid….but he says he can stop anythime!!!

HAPPY FEB. 22 BIRTHDAY TO…VICKY HEDBERG…CARLOS WARNER…TERESA LONG …STEPHEN SUNDAY….JOHN BECKER GOOD…ROBERT NEAD…

GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.22….Dom Carelli is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LATEDA ON FEB.22,MAR.1…Dave Bootle is in the Lounge 8:30-11:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.22….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…6:45-11pm, Raven Cooper Duo….

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.22,MAR. 1….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

I DO! ID DO! FEB.22-25 THIS WEEK…At the Red Barn….delightful musical…funs thru March 18… Call 305-296-9911 for tix or go online to www.redbarntheatre.com.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.15,22…Din Allen entertains from 6 to 10 pm.

GREEN PARROT,FEB.22….. The E’Claires 5:30…. Fish Out of Water at 9 pm…..…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.22….. It’s Libby York with Tim McAlpine at 5:30-7:30 pm…. at 8:30 pm, it’s Terri White and Tim McAlpine!!! (Terri now on Wednesday eves!)

JUST SAYIN’….Everything is going to be okay!

WINO WEDNESDAY AT LITTLE ROOM….FEB.22….821 Duval St. Half price on wines by the bottle every Wednesday…..

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY, FEB.22…..7:30 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre… Ubermensch…..6:45, pre concert talk with Eduardo Pitts….get tix at 305-295-7676 or go to www.keystix.com. The talented and lovely pianist, Svetlana Smolina will be featured.

COCK TALK ON FEB.22-26…..Guys talking about ‘ whatever comes up ‘….presented by the FRINGE Theater at the Side Bar at Aqua, 504 Angela St….Features four of Key West’s funniest and most entertaining actors, John Reynolds, Pony Charvat, Chad Newman and Don Beardon…Very funny & Adult show….go to 305-731-0581.

FREE LECTURE AT BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB.22….Bestselling authors Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt will discuss their new books, as well as fiction, art, sex and science at 6 pm….533 Eaton St.

ALAN CUMMINGS AT THE KW THEATER, MARCH 1&2…..WOW! Tony award winning actor, Alan Cummings, and also star of The Good Wife, will present a program of ‘Sappy Songs’….it will be fabulous I know! Go to www.thekeywesthteater.com or call 305-985-0433 for tickets.

HOWARD LIVINGSTON IN CONCERT ON MARCH 8…At the Pier House…Howie & the MM24 Band…5:30-8:30 pm…ALL proceeds go to the Bahama Village Music Program… Donation $10 at the door….raffle and silent auction….

FRINGE PRESENTS, ‘THE GLASS MENAGERIE’…MAR.15-18 & 22-25…..At the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s…..go to www.fringetheater.org/fringe20 for tix. Note that Aqua Idol contestant, ARTHUR CROCKER, has a great role in this Tenn. Wms. wonderful play!!

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR PAINTING, POETRY & SHORT STORY CONTESTS…Submission deadline for the short story writing & poetry contest is March 8….deadline for registering for the plein air painting contest is March 3 & the actual painting will take place the morn of March 4 at the Tropic Cinema…. On Eaton….which is the subject of the painting. The paintings will hang in exhibit at The Tropic…. For more details go to www.twkw.org, or call Deannis Beaver at 305-294-3121.

CORK & STOGIE….1218 Duval St…. Happy Hour every day from 4-7pm….$5 wines by the glass. Wednesday is Wine Down Wednesday…select wines are half price per glass. Smoking allowed outside only.

NEED A DJ? …..Call Jimmy Jamz Productions at 305-923-7401. The Waterfront Playhouse just had him at their recent sensational Sock Hop Gala, and he was FABULOUS!!!!

HAPPY FEB.23 BIRTHDAY TO…NEAL RUCHMAN …JEFFREY WARE… MATT THUE … Please remember BUD GRUBER and FRED GASSER.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY… BIG thanks to ALL my wonderful Aqua Idol contestants ….love them ALL!!!! And to all those who come week after week to support our vocalists and the Waterfront Playhouse… also for Christopher Rounds….Extra special thanks to Terri & Phil Wilson…the Elwell Family …Dennis Beaver & Bert Whitt….Kate Regan & Ken Silverman …Neal Ruchman… Fred & Diane Covan…Frank Wood… Juliet Gray…Ed Swift… Iolanda & John Stashenko …Rebecca Tomlinson… Ric Dery… Jerry Galeana, Jeffrey Tarnoff….all those who are donating so generously toward the Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol fundraiser…. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. And always thanks for Bob…always.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES ON FEB.23….At Custom House, 6-7 pm….Speaker is Sandy Cornish..talking about her War Garden.

GREEN MARKET, FEB.23….This is every Thurs. at Bayview Park… 9am- 2pm.

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB. 23…..5:30 and 9 pm, Grateful Dread….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.23….Rick Fusco entertains from 6 to 10 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.23,MAR.2,9,16…Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.23&24….5 pm, Scott Kirby…. Caffeine Carl & Buzz or Friends ….9 pm.

SOUTHERNMOST MAGNOLIA AT BO’S FISHWAGON, FEB.23…..This unique band featuring Maggie Montz, Steve Gibson, Cindy Jefferson, and Chuck Sherman, will wow you with their amazing sounds….6 to 9 pm at BO’s on Caroline St. Every Thurs.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.23….12 to 5, Michael McCloud…..6:45 to11 Cool Duo.

COMEDY EVERY THURS. AT BOTTLE CAP, FEB.23…..Best stand up comedy in the Blue Room at 1128 Simonton St…..go to www.comedykeywest.com for more info.

LATEDA, FEB.23…8:30 pm, 3 SUM performs In the lounge….Randy Roberts LIVE! show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.23…BOBBY NESBITT performs from 5:30-7:30 pm happy hours!!!! 821 Duval St. At 8:30 pm, it’s Hal Howland Trio!!!

THE GARDENS HOTEL ON FEB.23….5-7 pm, it’s Jimmy Olson is at the piano.

STUDIOS ‘GALA’…GARDEN OF EATON, FEB.23…..This is a a botanical dreamscape of fragrant cocktails, mouth watering bites, music, dancing, and costumes….Forest-themed formal wear and fancy florals encouraged….or maybe some cleverly placed fig leaves. Go to www.tskw.org. 533 Eaton St. 7 to 10 pm.

*‘AVENUE Q’ GRAND OPENING ON MARCH 2……Get tix by calling 305-294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org!!!! This is a MUST SEE musical!!!! Opening night has an after party sponsored by Kevin Melloncamp and Scott Mason. Note this Musical is rated R…..runs through March 25th.

CONGRATS TO GAYLA MORGAN & ERIC WEINBERGER…. Their musical, A DOG STORY just closed in NYC…got rave reviews!!!! Great cast, with wonderful direction …music by Gayla and book by Eric….two of Key West’s favorites. A cast album has been made of this delightful musical. To obtain this album go to www.BroadwayRecords.com. It is one dog-gone great album!!!!!!! I know, I have a CD and the songs and vocalists are fabulous!!!!!

HAPPY FEB.24 BIRTHDAY TO……EDWARD STEVENS,SR….JEFFREY GROSKY… MARJORIE CALLEN …MARK SPRINGER… ALBERTA JACKSON …Please remember TRIP HOFFMAN.

BOTTLECAP BENEFIT FOR SOUTHERNMOST COCONUT CASTAWAYS, FEB.24… 5 to 8 pm at 1128 Simonton St…… Celeb bartenders are Mayor Craig & Cheryl Cates, Howard & Cyndy Livingston, Larry Blackburn, Beth Moyes, Sam Kaufman and Michael Haskins. No cover…All tips go to the org’s 501c3 non-profit…This org does good work all year long! Come and celebrate with them!

LATEDA ON FEB. 24 & Mar. 3…. 3 SUM performs in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…Randy Roberts Live! Show at 9 pm!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.24…Mike Naughton from 1 to 5pm…Karri Dailey from 6 to 10 pm.

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLIN’S, FEB.24&25….Every Friday & Saturday …..7 to 10 pm….709 Front St. Sultry singing by this great vocalist….in the Lounge at the A & B Lobster House.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.24…It’s the Denis Hyland Quartet at 8:30-11:30 pm!!!! 821 Duval St.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.24&25….12-5, M. McCloud…THE PAUL COTTON BAND performs, 6:45 to 12 am.

HOG’S BREATH, FEB.24&25…..1 pm, Fradley & Cuda…5 pm…Copper Sky…9 pm, The Reggie Sullivan Band.

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.24…Michael Robinson & Eric Haley….5 to 7 pm…

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB.24&25….Entrain performs at 5:30 and 10:00 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.24,MAR.3…..Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm.

AT THE REACH, FEB.24….Peter Diamond entertains from 5 to 7 pm.

ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY SALUTES THE NAVY WITH NEW EXHIBIT …At the Custom House on Front St….see how intertwined Key West and the US Navy are linked thru a cultural, visual, personal and regional history presentation. This exhibit will run thru Dec. 2017.

129 MILES FROM WALMART’, STARTS FEB.17….at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.….New one act plays by Florida Writers….including, Bob Bowersox, Juliet Gray, Michael Marrero, Jon Rhoads, and Joanie Sullivan….and stars Brian Furlong, Erin McKenna, Joanie Sullivan, Philip Cole White, Colin Bevis, and Alexandra Zeto….runs thru March 18….For tix go to www.thekeywesttheater.com or call 305-985-0433.

****‘BLACKBIRD’ AT THE STUDIOS, MARCH 3,4,5…..This riveting and cutting-edge play will be presented at the Studios three nights only…March3,4,&5. It stars the amazing MICHAEL MULLIGAN and the sublime, JESSICA MIANO-KRUEL. It will be directed by award-winning DENNIS ZACEK. Giving you a big head’s up on this show that will be the talk of the town!!!! This is a MUST See…..three days only!!!! TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST!!!!! BUY NOW!!!! Michael Mulligan is one of Key West’s finest ever actors…..he has starred in and has wowed audiences everywhere….he is quoted as saying this is ‘his finest role’….he plays a very compelling and complex character .

FRANGIPANI GALLERY, MARCH 3….Reception and exhibit…featuring wildlife photographer, Paul Carmichael, and potter, Marc Hacker….6 to 8 pm….during Upper Duval Art Stroll….

KWAHS OFFERS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, MARCH 3-5….Famed photographer, David H. Wells will lead a workshop,’ The Tools of Travel Photography’… 6-8 pm at the Custom House on Front St…To reserve a spot or for more info call Adele at 305-295-6616 x:15….cost is $200 for non members and $175 for members.

JIM BREUER AT THE KW THEATER, MARCH 10….Two shows at 7 and 10 pm…. popular SNL comedian will perform…. Go to www.keywesttheater.com for tickets. We are going to the 10 pm show!!!!

KYLA PISCOPINK & BEN PEGG…MARCH 10 …At the Studios at 8 pm….533 Eaton St. A night of original music and choreography….Kyla tells stories thru structured movement and improve. Go to www.tskw.org for tix.

HAPPY FEB.25 BIRTHDAY TO…LEIGHA FOX…WILL NETHAWAY…KATHY HOLLERING …JIM BOF…

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.25,MAR.4,11,18…Bobby Nesbitt at the piano 5 to 9 pm.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.25…It’s James King III performing from 5 to 7 pm!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.25…Entertainment at 8:30 pm….

GILDEA CONTEMPORARY GALLERY EXHIBIT, FEB.25…..Acclaimed painter, author and educator, Jean Pederson , from Calgary, Canada, will present a live, in-gallery painting event at 522 Southard St., from 11 am to 3 pm, with reception to follow. This is a great chance to meet this award-winning artist and #1 best selling artist at Gildea Gallery. The Gallery offers a free ‘white glove delivery and hanging service’ for local buyers…and offers in-store framing at wholesale costs.

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB.25…1PM, Coconut Castaways Jump Up with Roger Jokela.…Scott Kirby at 5pm ….Caffeine Carl & Friends…9pm.

BUNCO PARTY, FEB. 25….All invited to attend at St. Mary’s Klaus-Murphy Center on10 includes baked ziti, salad, finger food….drinks are $1 and $3… Proceeds go to support the School and ministries at the parish.

MELLOW CAFÉ, FEB.25….The Loons perform from, 6 to 8 pm….1605 N Roosevelt Blvd. Hear unique and wonderful sounds!!!!

LATEDA, FEB. 25….3 SUM at 8:30 pm in the lounge…..Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.25…Chad Burtch from 1 to 5pm…Tony Baltimore from 6 to 10 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.25….12-5pm, Michael McCloud…6:45-midnight, The PAUL COTTON Band.

PRIVATE GARDEN’S TOUR, FEB.25&26….10 am to 3 pm both days….$20….

SOUTHERNMOST COCONUT CASTAWAYS, JUMP UP, FEB.25….To benefit “Keys to be the Change”….an org that helps the Monroe County Youth….at Smokin Tuna on Charles St. Noon to 3 pm…raffles, drawings special on drinks and food…Music till 4 pm from Roger Jokela. ALL invited to attend.

DREAMSMITH:LARRY SMITH & ADRIENNE Z…FEB. 25…at the Studios, 533 Eaton St. …Double album release concert….a collection of original songs examining the life in today’s America. Guest are Skipper Kripitz, Tim McAlpine, Geoff Lowe, and Christine Cordone… plus surprise guests. 8 pm. www.tskw.org.

OLD ISLAND ART FESTIVAL, FEB.25&26…52ND ANNUAL Show….10 to 5 pm….several hundred artists from the USA and Canada…located on Whitehead St. Free to attend and browse!!!

KEY WEST AUTHOR’S BOOK FAIR, FEB.25….10 am to 3 pm…..at Oldest House at 322 Duval St….FREE to attend…book signings, readings, complimentary mimosas and pastry, brilliant conversation, and a beautiful day in the garden to hobnob with KW authors. Writers, please register in advance…visit Sea Story Press for more info. Or call Nancy Boylan at 908-591-5566.

CEMETERY STROLL, FEB.25…..9:30 to noon…..Three tours…at 9:30, 9:50 and 10 am. For info call 305-304-1453.

STARLET AT COAST ON FEB.25….Nashville singer, Rorey Carroll, will be performing at COAST on Stock Island…Tix are $15 and can be bought in advance by going to http://www.coast-projects,com.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE, MAR.4…..9:30 am to 1:30 pm….at 700 Fleming St. in the Palm Garden….Children get to pick a Free book….Huge number of books, CD’s, DVD’s, etc. Bake Sale by Sigsbee Charter School Book Squad.

KEY WEST ORCHID FAIR, MARCH 4&5…..10 am to 4 pm at W. Martello Gardens at Higgs Beach on Atlantic Blvd. Orchid vendors, supplies, raffle items, art, displays, food and more along with KWOS member plant sales. Free admission and parking. ALL welcome to submit their blooming orchids for display on Fri., March 3. Call Marie at 305-509-7744 for more info.

CONCH SHELL BLOWING CONTEST, MARCH 4….55th annual Contest at The Oldes House at 322 Duval St….Free to enter and watch. Register at Oldest House from 10:30 am to noon….Bring own conch shell or buy one on site. FYI, Kate Miano has won this contest many many times!!!!!

HAPPY FEB.26 BIRTHDAY TO…CHARLIE ALLEN…PAUL COTTON… AL ROMANO… LARRY DOUGLAS…

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, FEB.26….9 to 11 am…SOULFUL MUSIC ON SUDAY… …..next to United Methodist Church at 601 Eaton St. Always a special entertainer and musician at this event. ALL invited to attend.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.26…. It’s Barry Cuda, Kenny Fradley and Mick Kilgos entertaining from 8:30 to 11:30pm. 821 Duval St.

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL…FEB.26… 5-7:30 pm….Mike Emerson and Friends.

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB.26…5 pm, Jason Lamson and friends at 8 pm.

LATEDA, FEB.26…..TEA DANCE AT 4 PM…..3 SUM performs at 8:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.26…12-5, M. McCloud…6:45-11pm, Black & Skabuddah.

HOG’S BREATH, FEB.26….1 pm, TBA…5 pm, Copper Sky…9:30, The Reggie Sullivan Band.

GREEN PARROT, FEB.26… 1-4:30 pm Jazz Jam…….The Drunken Hearts at 5:30 and 9pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.,FEB.26….The Happy Dog performs 6-10 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.26,MAR.6…Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm at the Marriott!

IMPROMPTU CONCERT, FEB.26….award winning double bassist, .Xavier Foley in Concert, at 4 pm at St. Paul’s church on Duval….get tix at www.keystix.com or at the door. $20.

FREE LECTURE AT BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB. 26….1 pm at 533 Eaton St…the Studios … Will Schwalbe, NY Times best-selling author of ‘ The End of Your Life Book Club’….will talk on how the magic of books shape our lives.

OSCAR NIGHT AT TROPIC CINEMA….FEB.26…..89th annual Oscar awards!!! Red Carpet Night at the Tropic…..Very special prizes for the most fabulously dressed attendees!!!!VIP, $125 ($100 for members) includes champagne reception at 6pm, and complimentary hors d’ouevres…two drink tix for full service bar and cash bar available…..seating in Carper Theater and Swag Bag….General Admission is $40 ($35 for members), and includes comp hors d’ouevres, two drink tix for full service bar…plus cash bar…. Gen. Admission doors open at 7 pm…. Make reservations now … email Oscars@tropiccinema.com and include your complete contact info….or buy at Tropic Box office. Also go to https://www.tropiccinema.com/. Tix available online next week.

SPEAKING OF OSCAR NIGHT….. No matter where you watch, it….know what I hope most of all….I saw a lot of really good movies this year…..great acting, some very sad and heavy….inspirational….but of them all, my VERY FAVORITE….maybe one of my faves of all time… is ‘LA LA LAND’!!!!! Saw it twice and could see it over and over… and I listen to the CD of the music constantly (thanks Charlie!!)…It has MY vote for best movie and just about everything else it is nominated for. There are naysayers out there who disregard it because it is a feel good movie…and I ask what is wrong with that? With all that is going on in this world, a feel good movie, with music and dancing and beautiful characters, is just what we need. In my opinion it is so innovative ….the music is fantastic….the chemistry between the actors is believable and wonderful….it was also so much fun, but also put a lump in your throat….the artistry and filmmaking are amazing and the story is masterful. After seeing it, I cannot stop thinking of it….each scene is magical and is imprinted in my mind. Please do not criticize me for expressing my feelings on this movie. These feelings are mine and they are neither right nor wrong, they just are. I would like to hear from those who agreed with me and loved LA LA LAND! And if you didn’t like the movie, you are entitled to your opinion….and God bless you…love and respect your opinion even though I may not understand it or agree with it.

**GERRI LOUISE GATES ONE WOMAN COMEDY SHOW, FEB.26&27….Heads up on this sure to be “Three Depends” eve…as Baby Boomer, Gerri Louise, talks about the joys of aging, new hips and maturity! 7:30 pm….Get tix at www.redbarntheatre.com or call 305-296-9911.

IT’S FOR THE BIRDS’ FUNDRAISER, FEB.26…3-5:30 pm…at W. Martello, 1100 Atlantic Blvd…Tix are $25 & $30, at the door. Food, music, drinks, silent auction, raffle and more. Go to www.keywestwildliefecenter.org for info & tickets.

TERRY CASSIDY ISLAND GRASS FEST, FEB.26…1-6pm at Boondocks at MM27 in Ramrod Key…many musicians gather… vendor booths, live and silent auction … fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Lower Keys & Key West.

*LIBBY YORK PERFORMS AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, MARCH 5 & 6….Entitled, “Still On the Road”….sultry jazz singer, Libby York is joined by guitarist, Woody Allen of Survivors fame, for an eve of marvelous music entertainment….8 pm at Truman Little White House … Get tix at www.keystix.com or call 305-295-7676. Parking, free during concert. 111 Front St.

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN HOSTS PULITZER WINNER, MARCH 5….Pulitzer Prize winning, Eugene Robinson will be at the Studios, 533 Eaton St. All funds raised will be used for scholarships for Monroe County students and matched by the State of Florida. There are two price points for tickets. For $250 you can attend a meet and greet reception at 3:30 pm downstairs at the Studios, with an opportunity for photos and book signing. Afterward those attending will go upstairs at 4:30 where Robinson will talk about ‘The First Amendment in the Age of Trump’, with a Q & A following.. and seats up front will be roped off. For those that can only attend the lecture at 4:30 pm, tickets are $40. Go to www.keystix.com for tix. Space is limited. Call 305-619-0383 for questions and details. (Eugene Robinson writes for the Washington Post and appears regularly on MSNBC and CNN. The KW Citizen prints his wonderful articles. He is a voice of reason…one of my favorite journalists…can’t wait to meet him!!!) A wonderful afternoon for a wonderful cause!!!

RED BARN GALA.. ‘BLACK MAGIC BALL’, MARCH 12…6 to 9 pm at Ft. East Martello …Magicians, fortune tellers, spirits, and more…food by the Iron Chefs…dancing, music … silent auction….open bar… $125 per person… Dress in your magical best! Go to 305-296-9911 or to www.redbarntheatre.com for info and tickets.

HAPPY FEB.27 BIRTHDAY TO…KEVIN WARE…LARRAINE TACKE… DAN METZLER … JOHN TURNER …JOHN SCHAFER…JIM ROBINSON… SCOTT ZIMMERMAN … TOMMY TERPINING…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.27…. Larry Baeder and Bill Blue…. at 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm.

GREEN PARROT, FEB.27…. 7 to 9 pm, Bingo w/HWAHS of Key West.

EXHIBIT AT GINGERBREAD GALLERY, FEB.27…..reception is 5:30-8 pm…at 1207 Duval St….All invited…. Refreshments will be served….all invited.

KW FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LECTURE ON FEB.27….Speaker is Pulitzer Prize winning author, Alison Lurie. Begins at 6 pm…doors open at 5:30 pm. FREE to attend….held at the Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St.

8 WEEK SHORT STORY WRITING WORKSHOP, THRU MARCH 27….noon to 2 pm…class led by Jessica Argyle at Ft. East Martello…cost is $160 for members and $200 for non-members. For more info call Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Sponsored by the KW Art & Historical Society.

SPECIAL SCREENING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH, FEB.27….Movie to be shown is ‘I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO’……6:30 pm at The Tropic on Eaton St. Nominal cost to attend. This movie has gotten raves…..and is nominated for an Oscar this year.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.27…12 -5 pm, Raven Cooper…..Black & Skabuddah 6:45-11pm.

DUELING BARTENDERS AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB, FEB.27….5:30-8:30 pm… great fun as Tom Luna, Rick Dery, Mark Watson and other great vocalists entertain while serving you up at the Bar!!! 711 Duval…

LATEDA, FEB.27…Dave Bootle entertains at 8:30 pm till 11:30 pm…Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons show In the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

FRINGE THEATER PRESENTS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP, FEB.6-MAY 2….Toby Armour will lead a 12 week class on short play writing. A public reading will be held on May 2 at St. Paul’s Parish hall. Class fee is $150.

HOG’S BREATH, FEB.27…..1 pm, pm, Zack Seemiller…5 pm, Lee Roy…10 pm, Mike Veal Band

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.27…Bahama Boys perform from 6-10 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN….FEB.27,MAR.6….Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA..FEB.27.…Matt Much Love at 5pm…9pm, Caffeine Carl & the Buzz.

MOVIE AT CONGREGATION B’NAI ZION, MARCH 20….7:30 pm at 750 United St…. title of movie documentary is “MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE” …Waterfront Playhouse artistic director, Danny Weathers, who performed in the 1978 NY production of Chorus Line will be on hand to talk about his experience working with Hamlisch. Free to attend but donations are accepted. Call 404-274-3217 for info. Seating limited.

FRIENDS OF THE KW LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES, FEB.27….Acclaimed best-selling author, James Gleick will speak at 6 pm….KW Theater, 512 Eaton St….doors open at 5:30 pm…

ROCK SOLOMON AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, FEB.27…The Music of Old Hollywood…8 pm at 111 Front St. For tix go to www.mixdeity.com or call 305-290-2796.

PLAYS OUT LOUD ON MARCH 6….The FRINGE invites you to Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval for informal readings of various plays….Free to attend…no experience required…. Just a group of folks reading scenes from a play…Out Loud….The script will be available at 5….Reading starts at 6 pm. For more info call 305-731-0581 or go to www.fringetheater.org.

NEIL BERG’S 105 YEARS OF BROADWAY, RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 27…. For tix go to www.keystix.com. If you had tix for its original date and can’t attend on March 27, contact the Tennessee Williams theatre at 305-295-767 to arrange for a refund.

HAPPY FEB. 28 BIRTHDAY TO …BRENT BARRETT…BILL REGARDIE… NANCY LOPEZ …Please remember Dottie Faber …. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO …HARROLD BARRY & STEVE ANDRES

AQUA IDOL ON FEB.28…..Mark it down on your calendar!!!!!

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER… People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

RCIA AT BASILICA OF ST. MARY…..Christian Initiation classes in English take place every Mon. at 7:15 pm…Spanish class takes place Sundays at 11 am. At the Klaus Murphy Center. This class is for all those who are interested in possibly becoming a Roman Catholic. Call 305-294-1018 for more information. (RCIA means Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.)

LIBBY YORK AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE, MARCH 5&6….8 pm….For tix go to www.keystix.com or call 305-295-7676. 111 Front St. Free parking.

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!

MARY ELLEN’S NOW OPEN….Located at 420 Applerouth Ln….Lots of yummy comfort food…great fries…grilled cheese…Bands…Late night Food….Trivia…Juke Box … UFC …Football…Shot Specials…Dj’s…Good Eats….Open LATE!!!!! Great!

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

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

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

CHEF JENNIFER CORNELL BACK IN TOWN…..She is catering medium sized parties and also working as a private chef….Contact her at 305-849-2315.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

*** THE PISCES PERSONALITY….FEBRUARY 20 THRU MARCH 20TH ***

This is either the sign of the saint or the sinner…or BOTH rolled into one! The symbol of Pisces are two fish swimming in different directions….and this describes the way Pisces can hit the heights or sink to the lowest depths. It’s a sign of extremes. Pisceans often come off as ‘otherworldly’….they are swayed by their emotions. The result is that Pisces is the sign of the Dreamer…the Visionary…the Saint! One of the most outstanding attributes of a Piscean is their kindness. They have a bottomless reservoir of compassion for others, even when they suspect they are being conned by them. They work hard for their favorite charities or local good causes….though you may not know anything about it as they don’t like advertising their good works. Many Pisceans say they go through life as in a dream, drifting and floating and at the mercy of whatever fate has to offer them. They have a great capacity to show emotion, and are easily moved to tears by TV shows that present suffering. They also struggle to face up to harsh reality. They hate unpleasant situations, harsh facts, and confrontations. They hate the awfulness of what is in the news….preferring to look at the world through rose colored glasses. They can actually deceive themselves into thinking things are better than they really are. They wear their heart on their sleeve, and what a huge heart they have!

They are born romantics, but that makes them very sensitive to hurt and pain. They pour out their affection to their favorite people. Most Pisceans are faithful…but some have a big capacity for deception and may be juggling a string of lovers! They see the best in others, which is why they have so many admirers. However, it also puts them at risk of potential heartbreak because it makes them blind to a loved one’s failings. The best signs for a Pisces are Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio, Libra, and Capricorn.

Pisceans are drawn to professions that are incredibly glamorous and artistic or those involving service to others. They are interested in careers as actors, photographers, dancers, designers, the cosmetic industry, and fashion. Many devote their lives to looking after others especially in hospitals, prisons and hospices. They can be totally self-sacrificing. They may also be attracted to the religious or contemplative life. Needless to say many are also living on the wrong side of the law. The best signs for a Piscean are Libra….Scorpio….Cancer and another Pisces.

WE LOVE OUR PISCES FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS & WISH THEM A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

2/21…..Traci Reynolds…Brian Holden…Marti Roberts…Suzanne Coleman…Terry Zawacki…Dean Dressler…Joyce Ray

2/22…..Vicky Hedberg….Stephen ‘Sunshine’ Sunday….Teresa Long…Robert Nead…John Becker Good….Carlos Warner

2/23…..Neal Ruchman…Jeffrey Ware…Matt Thue…….Please remember Bud Gruber and Fred Gasser.

2/24…..Jeffrey Grosky……Ed Stevens…Marjorie Callen…Mark Springer ….Alberta Jackson…Please remember Trip Hoffman.

2/25…..Will Nethaway…Kathy Hollering…Jim Bof…Leigha Fox…

2/26…..Charlie Allen…Paul Cotton…Al Romano…Please remember Larry Douglas.

2/27…..Kevin Ware….John Turner…Larraine Tacke…Dan Metzler…John Schafer…Scott Zimmerman…Jim Robinson… Tommy Terpening…

2/28…Bill Regardie….Brent Barrett…Nancy Lopez…Please remember Dottie Faber…

3/1…..Donald Booth…Ralph Garcia…Brad Burgess…Nolden…

3/2…Michael McCabe…Kristen Ryan…Sharon Mulvey…Mo Brenneman…Ric Palmer…Hal Cosec…

3/3….Alison King…

3/4…..Mary Jane Bondesen…Sara Clark…Linda Solomon…Nick Batty…Trevor DeVooght

3/5…..Teresa Wallace…Carey Moore…Nancy Seidel

3/6…..Derrick Traylor…Elle Taylor…Greg Gotches…Debbie Josiah…Shakti Assouline…Harry Hoen…Maria Butcher…

3/7…..Judith Zabar…Michael Robinson….Wayne Guidoti…Wayne VonHest

3/8…Joyce Stahl…Tim Dahms…Richard Badar…Eric Neiger…

3/9…..Chad Newman…Michael Epting…Ken Lasky…Shanna Frechette…John Meanix

3/10…Karen Lane….Ricky Ritzel…Surrey Westrupp…

3/11…..Tony Martinez…Patti Spot Sprague…Robin Kaplan…Jerry Coleman…Babe Robinson

3/12…..Janice Elwell….Pat West…Matthew Helmerich…Michelle Grahl…Dee Johnson…Bob Bowersox…Maggie Domski …Please take time to remember our dear friend, JACK COLLINS!

3/13….Peter Rysman…Bob Leiby…Barbara Bowers…Ryan Keiser…….Peter Batty Jr….Kristen Michelle… Larry O’Connor

3/14…..Peter Batty Sr….Scott Hoover…Trey Gerrald…Jeffrey Muir…Eugene Cernan…Paul Kruger…Kimberly Tomai…

3/15…..Kathleen Peace…Gordon Ross…Martha Robinson….Trice Denny…Kent Henry…Heartsong Moore…David Troy Francis…Michelle Wishmyer

3/16…Kyla Piscopinck…Pamela Gasser…

3/17…Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all……and to ….Laurie Breakwell…Gary Wallace…Christopher Santry…Ed Krane … Please remember Bob Rybicki!!!

3/18…Flower Conroy…Sandy Sujak…Mary Thixton…Anne Rein

3/19…Happy St. Joseph Day…..Also…..Janet Bengel…Sophie Stevens…Debbie Baxter…Remember John Wiebe.

3/20…..Terri Wilson…Carol Moore…Please remember Jim Nolan!

HAPPY PISCES ANNIVERSARY TO…..

2/20…Janice & Bud Gruber…

2/28…..Harrold Berry and Steve Andres

2/29…..Karl & Stacy Stahl

3/9….Jim & Cindy Cameron and Larry & Dee Johnson

3/10…..Carole & Steve Sonstein….

3/13….Diane & Peter Strong…

3/16….Melissa & Jeff Lang….Debra Dean & Patrick Lawler…Leda & Stewart Andrews….Clayton & Pam Lopez

3/17…..Marti & Kip Larson….Carol & Tom Ratcliffe…Anne O’Shea & Brian Quattrini…..

3/18….Judy and Skip Davis

3/19…Maryann & Ned Reifschneider…Eric & Michelle Grahl…Fred & Rita Troxel…

3/20…..Ray Baker & Joe Viana…

If you are one of those interesting Pisceans, please let me know if any of the above description pertains to you. If you would like to be on the Lists please send me your birth month and day (not year) plus your anniversary month and day if applicable. Send to me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net

Love to you and happy remembering!!!!
Lynda

 


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