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TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!!!


TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!!!

DEC.8 THRU DEC.14 (ETC.), 2017 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY AT RED BARN THEATRE….The Red Barn needs a Box Office Manager and/or Support Staff who will oversee all aspects of their Box Office Operation. Looking for friendly, outgoing persons, with good people skills….Both on the phone and in person. Needs good computer skills and must learn the ticketing system and process demonstrated at The Red Barn. Familiarity with the theater business is helpful. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. If interested please send cover letter and resume via email to Mimi McDonald (exec. Director) mmcdon3444@aol.com.

CHRISTMAS TREES ON SALE NOW…AT MARC HOUSE….Head to 1401 Seminary St. for wonderful Christmas Trees and wreathes, ornaments, garlands, poinsettias, and more…. Also…Groups and citizens are needed to sell Christmas Trees. Call 305-296-9556 to sign up.

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

BRIA ANSARA ENTERTAINS AT A & B….DEC. 1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29.30…..Bria is one of my very faves….this girl can sing!!!….Hear her every Fri. & Sat. from 7 to 10 pm at Berlin’s Lounge at the A & B Lobster House….Do yourself a favor and catch her there.

KARI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR….….. Noon to 3 pm at 0 Duval St. If you haven’t heard Kari you are in for a huge treat!!!…great voice and gorgeous too!

INVITATION TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!! As a loyal Waterfront Playhouse Board Member, I cannot tell you how much you and your being at our theater for shows and special events means. More than ever, with all that has taken place in KW, we need your support more than ever. We have a great season in store for you and for only $100 you can become a Member of the Playhouse. There are many different levels and each level or membership provides special privileges. But even if it for $100, you receive the coveted Dining Card that gives you a 20% discount at many of Key West’s finest restaurants, like the Rooftop, 915, Bagatelle, Café Sole, Black Fin, and many more! So please Call….become a member or get season tickets….by calling 305-294-5015. Tom Thayer will be glad to answer all your questions and sign you up. You can also go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org. Read below to find out what our show lineup for this season will be. Big Thanks!!!

GET TIX NOW FOR WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE 2017-18 SEASON… Mark your calendars” …. 8 pm….Production #1….’INSPECTING CAROL’ a Xmas tale directed by Murphy Davis…Dec.12-Jan. 6…… Production #2… “1776” .. a musical in concert….directed by Danny Weathers….Jan. 24 thru Feb. 4. 8 pm… Production #3…. ‘ HAND TO GOD’….directed by Murphy Davis….dates, Feb. 20-March 10…..8 PM… Production #4…. A reprise of the vastly successful musical ‘AVENUE Q’…..March 27-April 14….This musical sold out every night in 2017!!! Danny Weathers, directs. Production #5….’THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE’…directed by Danny Weathers…May 2-May 26…. A comedy with music!!!! Christopher Peterson stars! Go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tix….Season Tix are on sale! You do NOT want to be disappointed.

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

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers…All those who were traumatically affected by all the The Stashenko Family… ….Pat West….. Terri Seargent….Charlie Allen…. Jim Cameron…. Judy Davis……Lou Ann Cymont…….Shannon Farnsworth …Cheryl Walchli ….….Terri White …John Padget… ….…Snake Collins …. Dan Collins …..Eric Nelson…..Todd Reifschneider ……Nauni Bailou… Jodyrae Campbell …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew….Brian Belanger …..Maggie & Mike Domski … Nicole …Jacob Gelt Dekker ……. Lee Knight … Lynda Scott …Frank Gren …Maryann Reifschneider …Sherrey Welch …Marta White ….Walter Lepperd…Wally Stevens…Teresa Wise…. Peter Deksmith …..Mary Lou Hoover … …Bill Lodermeir …George Kling …. …Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey Moore ….Anne McKee … Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson … Zita DuPel ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …Virgil Williams . … Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards. Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for. Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for. Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving. We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man. Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things! Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

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

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

GET TIX NOW FOR LARRY SMITH HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT…DEC. 22….Tix are NOW on sale for this great show at The Studios, 533 Eaton St. 8:00 pm…….Larry Smith, doing his jazz explorations on ‘Holiday Season Classics”….Playing with him will be Skipper Kripitz and Joe Dallas…. Also singing will be Christine Cordone, Larry’s fab wife with the golden voice…and knowing Larry, there will be other vocalists showing up too! Tix are $20 for members and $25 for non members. Get tix at 305-296-0458 or go to www.tskw.org.

AT THE TROPIC CINEMA, DEC. 8… WONDER … COCO…..JUSTICE LEAGUE … THE FLORIDA PROJECT…

AT THE PORCH, DEC. 15…..The hot group, The Skinnydippers, who believe in the magic of unique music, will entertain…..Hear some great sounds from 8 to 11 pm at 429 Caroline St… headed by the great Steve Gibson!

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.8,15,22,29 …..Mike Emerson will be at the piano from 5 to 9 pm.

GREEN PARROT, DEC.8,9,10…The Fritz at 5:3, 9 pm and 11 pm!!! On Dec. 10, only at 5:30 pm.

LATEDA…DEC.8,15,22,….3 SUM performs at 8:30 pm in the Lounge.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.8&9….12- 5, Michael McCloud… Cayo Ritmo Band at 6:30-11:30 pm….

GRUNTS, DEC.8&9…The Bubba System perform from 7-11:30 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…Note that this hot spot at 821 Duval St., is having needed work done and will reopen on December 15, 2017!!!

SMOKIN TUNA, DEC.8… Scott Kirby, 1 pm…. Andrew Duhan Trio at 5 pm…Caffeine Carl & Friends at 9 pm.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.8,15,22,29….Michael Robinson entertains from 5-7 pm. 526 Angela St.

HOG’S BREATH DEC.8,9,10….1pm, Fradley & Cuda… 5 pm… Ronnie Johnson…10 pm, The Coal Men…. On Dec. 10, NFL Game at noon….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…DEC.8….12-4pm, Mike Naughton entertains. 5-9 pm, Tom Taylor…

BLUE MACAW….DEC. 8…located at Whitehead & Petronia Sts…. Eric Levy performs from 7:30-9:30 pm.

CHECK OUT WWW.KEYSTIX.COM…. Go online to see all the upcoming shows on the stage at Tennessee Williams Theatre and at other venues around town. Tix on sale NOW for many shows.

TIX GO ON SALE TO MICHAEL MCDONALD CONCERT, DEC. 8… The concert will be held on Feb. 28, 2018…. But tix go on sale at 12 pm on Dec. 8. This is a Ram’s Head Production and will be held at the new Sunset Green at 24 North Hotel, 3820 North Roosevelt Blvd. The Sunset Green Event Lawn is a brand new space….surrounded by luxurious pools and lush greenery…it provides the ultimate escape to enjoy the KW lifestyle. On Feb. 28, this space will become a fab music venue providing food, drink, state of the art sound and an exciting concert starring the amazing Michael McDonald!!! Tix available online at www.24northhotel.com or by calling 410-268-4545…. Available at Noon on Dec. 8th! These will go fast! MM is a true music icon!

STOP BY TO SAY GOODBY TO LORI REID…DEC. 8…Lorie is retiring from the Tropic Cinema… stop by to bid adieu and wish her well….between 4 an 8 pm!!!

AT CUSTOM HOUSE, DEC. 8…..The Key West Art & Historical Society presents …. Curious Treasures of Keys Residents….a very special event featuring an exhibit of the unique and wonderful collections of those around town. Reception from 6 to 7:30 pm… in the Bumpus Gallery at 281 Front St….runs through March 4.

FRINGE THEATER, ‘IT’S A WONDERFU LIFE’, DEC. 8…..Will be presented at 7 pm at the Side Bar at Aqua, 504 Angela St….

KEY WEST THEATER, DEC.8… JJ GREY PERFORMS AT 8 PM….512 Eaton St…. get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

INAUGURAL SOUTHERNMOST SPIRITS FESTIVAL, DEC. 8-10….Enjoy a cocktail, culinary and cultural extravaganza in KW. Go to www.southernmostspiritsfest.com for details and info.

I LOVE STOCK ISLAND FEST, DEC. 8-10…. A blend of culinary delights, music, history and art tours….community party, water sport offerings and other events to showcase the Isle of Stock…. A boat parade, bike rides, excursions, etc. For more info go to www.ilovestockisland.org.

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE ON STOCK ISLAND, DEC. 8….6 pm, preparties & dockwalk…. 7 pm, Parade… 8 pm, Concert….

HISTORIC INN TOURS….DEC. 8 AND 15….treats and libations on this tour… you can bicycle, drive or take a trolley to participating Inns…$30 per person … go to www.keywestholidayfest.com or call 305-296-4959 for details and sign up.

SKINNY DIPPERS AT THE PORCH, DEC. 15…. Stop by from 8 to 11 pm to enjoy this wonderful musical group…guaranteed to bring joy to your hearts during this holiday season!

GRACE ON FRANCES….DEC. 15….6 pm at 600 Frances St….Come to this exquisite shope … eve will feature paintings by Susan Sugar…music by cellist Denise Nathanson, and their new fab collection of gifts and accessories.

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

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

THE RED BARN ANNOUNCES 2017 SEASON!!!….Dec. 19-Jan. 13…. “Dancing Lessons”. …stars Carolyn Cooper and Dave Bootle….. hilarious & heartwarming story…directed by Joy Hawkins…. Jan.23 thru Feb. 17… “20th Century Blues” play centers on four women who have been lifelong friends….stars Marjorie Paul-Shook, Annie Miners, Peggy Montgomery, Deborah Jacobson, Kathy Russ and Justin Ahearn & directed by Joy Hawkins…!!!… Feb.26-March 10… “Always, Patsy Cline”….Tells the tale of Patsy Cline thru the eyes of her pen pal, Louise Seeger…stars Joy Hawkings and Christine Mild…musical direction by Jim Rice … March 20 thru April 7…. “Native Gardens”…. Hilarious new comedy starring Bob Bowersox, Rebecca Gleason, Luis Febo and Morgan Fraga…directed by Murphy Davis … April 17-May 5…stars Erin McKenna, Amber Good McDonald and Michael Castellano…. Directed by Joy Hawkins. Season Subscriptions are available that include all four main stage productions, etc. Go to www.redbarntheatre.com to see all Subscription packages, etc. For more info call 305-296-9911.

A PUN FOR YOU!!!….Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils????

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

ISLE COOK, DEC.9,16,23,30…..218 Whitehead St….2 pm-3:30 pm….regional wine & food event every Saturday…..wine and food pairings…. www.islecookkeywest.com for more information and details.

GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.9,16,23,30…Megan Constantine performs from 5 to 7 pm…

BLUE MACAW ON WHITEHEAD ST… DEC..9…Jean Paul Trio, 4 to 7 pm… Larry Baeder performs at 7:30 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.9… Scott Kirby at 1 pm… Andrew Duhon at 5pm… Live Facebook Concert for Refugees of the Keys. Many Artists will perform.

GRUNTS, DEC.9….. The Bubba System performs from 7-11:30 pm…

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.9,16,23,30…BOBBY NESBITT IS BA-ACK!! at the piano from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.,DEC.9. …noon -4… Tony Baltimore!….8-11 pm, The Lighted Boat Parade!

LATEDA, DEC.9….3 SUM entertains in the Lounge at 8:30pm….!

KW SAIL & POWER SQUADRON OPENHOUSE, DEC. 9….9 am to 4 pm at 5205 College Rd. Food & drink will be served. All invited to attend.

WILLIE T’S…DEC. 9….Chris Toler performs at 9:30 pm.

ARTISAN FAIR AT THE STUDIOS, DEC. 9….9 am to 2 pm….Local artisans bring their art and goods for an indoor market sale….unique gifts…hand crafted for holiday shopping. To sign up to sell contact the Studios! 533 Eaton St.

4TH ANNUAL PARADE OF PAWS RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 10…More info to follow!

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE, KEY WEST, DEC. 9…..At Schooner Wharf Seaport… go to www.schoonerwharf.com for more info.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’ ON DEC. 9…. The Fringe presents this show at 7 pm at the Marathon Community Theater.

ROBIN ROBINSON LECTURE ON DEC. 16….1:30 pm at the KW Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden on Stock Island….Local master gardener and author, Robin will talk about “Keys Gardens: Before and After Irma”….Free for members and $5 for non.

AT KEY WEST BITE RESTAURANT, DEC. 16….The magical Skinnydippers perform at this spot from 7 to 9 pm. Come and see what all the hoopla is all about. Steve Gibson heads this unique and charming musical group!

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ON DEC. 16….The Symphony performs at 7:30 pm at The Key West High School Auditorium….Mozart Meets Hemingway & Flamenco… Get tix at www.keystix.com. Featuring grammy winning cellst, Zuill Bailey and the Sldy Flamence Dance Theater. Ed Pitts chats at 6:45 pm for all those interested.

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

HAPPY DEC.10 BIRTHDAY TO……RED DEMPSTER …REEF PERKINS … MATTHEW BABICH … DIANE FLENARD… RANDY MISENER … ROBIN TOMITA… NANCY ULRICH … ROBIN KNAUTH…(Please remember Tony Schilero,)… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. DEBORAH & SIDNEY GOLDMAN…

BOOK LAUNCH AT B’NAI ZION, DEC. 10…..Author Arlo Haskell will read from and discuss his new book, ‘ The Jews of Key West: Smugglers, Cigar makers & Revolutionaries’…. 11 am in the sanctuary of the synagogue at 750 United St. followed by brunch, conversation and book signing….Admission is FREE….though donations are accepted. Haskell credits Susie Savitch for his continuing work and research which she began.

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, DEC. 10…..The Shanty Hounds will perform from 9 to 11 am at the hall next to The Old Stone Church on Eaton & Simonton Sts. Start your week off with good music, conversations and friendship.

KARI DALY AT PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, DEC.10,17,24,31…4-7 pm…Kari will knock your sox off with her super vocals.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.10… 12-4 pm Turner Harrison…. 5-9 pm. Oren.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC. 10….noon to 5pm, Michael McCloud…6:30-11 pm, Black & Skabuddah.

SMOKIN TUNA ON DEC. 10… 5 pm, Andrew Duhon Trio…9 pm, Marshall Morlock Band.

BLUE MACAW, DEC.10…. Karri Daley performs at 7:30 pm!!!

LATEDA, DEC.10,17….TEA Dance at 4 pm… 3 Sum entertains at 8:30pm in the Lounge.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.10,17,24….Rob DiStasi is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

GREEN PARROT…DEC.10…. Jazz at 1 PM….The Fritz at 5:30 pm.

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC. 10…. 5-7:30 pm. It’s Peter Diamond and Friends entertaining…

THE FRINGE’S, ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’ ON DEC. 10….7 pm at The BottleCap Lounge at 1128 Simonton St.

ANIMAL FARM OPEN ON DEC. 10….Christmas at the Farm from 1 to 3 pm…. Santa will be there for pictures… 5501 College Rd….

THE STUDIOS OFFICIAL ARTS & EATS EVENT, DEC. 10…. Event is called ‘Kumbaya on the Isle of Stock’…5 pm… $50 per person….Tickets going fast…..BBQ, Music, aerialists, circus performers, open artist studios and general fun chaos will ensue! Anyone who plays an instrument can bring and join in the troupe of musicians…. Get tix at www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458.

MUSIC ROOM PRESENTATION, DEC. 17….36th annual Holiday concert, JOY TO THE WORLD….songs from around the globe! Key West’s finest musicians, including Skipper, Joe Dallas, etc. accompany students of Robin Kaplan and the Music Room. These are truly talented and dedicated young folk….4 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Duval St. Free to attend but donations accepted. Bring your friends and family members for an early evening of wonderful holiday sounds!

ARTISAN MARKET, DEC.17… At the Restaurant Store, 1111 Eaton St. 10 am to 2 pm.

13TH ANNUAL KW DACHSHUND WALK…DEC. 31….This event, featuring the Dachshund, the Official Dog of Key West… has become a must see! Starts at noon…. all dogs & masters, meet on the Court House Steps at 500 Whitehead St. at least a half hour before the parade begins. This 3 block parade goes down Fleming to Duval to Appelrouth Ln…. No registration required….Costumes and Duchshund ‘wannabe’s’ encouraged… Please bring a donation of cat/dog food for the Community Pet Pantry… Or drop it off early at Faustos at 522 Fleming St., at Poco Pelo at 1018 Truman Ave, or Dog 30 at 1025 White St. Come and enjoy this delightful Family Friendly event, created by Ruth Reiter!!!! Check Facebook: KeyWestDachshundWalk.

HAPPY DEC.11 BIRTHDAY TO…BETTY DARST … MARSHA STEVENS … MARY SCHILLING.

LAURA RICHARDSON GUEST AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB, DEC.11,18,25….Dueling Bartenders 5:30-8 pm with Tom Luna and Ric Dery, and the fab Laura Richardson !!! A KW tradition! 711 Duval St.

SMOKIN TUNA ON DEC.11….Joal Rush at 5 pm……Caffeine Carl & Friends at 9 pm.

LATEDA NOV.DEC11…You are invited to the Da’s Annual Christmas Party at 1125 Duval St…..7 to 10 pm…. A Big Thank You from King Christopher Rounds and Patrick Hegarty.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.11,18,25… Michael Thomas entertains from 5 to 9 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, DEC. 11,18,25… The Bahama Boys.

DANI HOY ON , DEC.11…She performs at 3 pm at The Salty Angler.

GRUNTS, DEC.11,18,….The Love Maximum performs from 7 to 11 pm.

WILLIE T’S, DEC. 11,12,13….. Chris Toler performs at 9:30 pm!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.11….12 to 5, Raven Cooper…6:30-11pm, Ross Brown!!

HOG’S BREATH, DEC.11….1 pm, Zack Seemiller…5 pm, Copper Sky…10 pm, The Reggie Sullivan Band.

BLUE MACAW, DEC. 11…Tony Roberts at 7:30 pm.

GILDEA CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY SHOW, DEC. 11….This artist reception will be from 6 to 8 pm…at 522 Southard St….this is an exciting show of fabulous art…never seen works by 3 major artists…the late, Robert Baras who had painted for 40 years for himself after studying with the masters in NY, the south of France, after an illustrious business career. Wonderful undiscovered collection of art work! Also, artist Suzanne Donazetti of Sant Fe, who has perfected weaving copper sheets and painting them…Also Irish art writer and artist, Darren Jones….and his collection of paintings and drawings.

LITTLE WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY, DEC. 11….All members are invited to this annual event, from 5:30-7:30 pm. If you are not a member and want to attend, you can be admitted to the party by signing up at the door. Or you can sign up or renew online. 111 Front St. Free parking around the White House for this event. Music, open bar and great food. Sign up NOW!

ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY SALUTES THE NAVY WITH 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.

HAPPY DEC.12 BIRTHDAY TO…Please take time to remember my brother, FRED STEVENS…STEVE CALDERWOOD…. And FRANCY ZAKCZEWSKI.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.12,19,26…Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC, DEC. 12…Closing at 7 pm for Holiday Party.

HOG’S BREATH DEC.12,13,14…1 pm, Joel Nelson …5 pm, Copper Sky……10:30pm, The Reggie Sullivan Band.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.12….12-5pm, Gary Hempsey….6:30-11pm, Tom Taylor.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.12…Joal Rush at 5 pm… Marshall Morlock Band at 9 pm…

GRUNTS, DEC.12… Peter Diamond Ilacqua, Tim McAlpine and Mark Rose perform from8 to 10:30 pm.

LATEDA, DEC.12…..Dave Bootle performs at 8:30 pm in the lounge…Randy Roberts performs In the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

****‘INSPECTING CAROL’ OPENS IN PREVIEW AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, DEC.12&13….. This will have you rolling in the aisles….A struggling theater company is facing losing its Endowment for the Arts funding….In order to ‘spice up’ their annual production of ‘A Christmas Carol’…the Company adds contemporary and inappropriate additions to the beloved play…. Directed by the brilliant Murphy Davis, with set design by the equally brilliant, Michael Boyer…. This hilarious Holiday Show stars Matthias Maloff, Arthur Crocker, Annie Miners, Christine Jacobs, Vanessa McCaffrey, John McDonald, Luis Febo, Don Bearden, David Black Em Jay, Willie Aldesec and Caroline Taylor…. Preview Nights get you lower priced tix…. This play runs through Jan. 6th…. Opening Night with an After Party is Dec. 14… For tix go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.

BLUE MACAW, DEC. 12…Adrienne Z performs from 4 to 7 pm.

RED BARN THEATRE PRESENTS “DANCING LESSONS”OPENS…DEC. 19….Get tix now for this charming and delightful play starring Dave Bootle and Carolyn Cooper…. This play, directed by Joy Hawkins runs through Jan. 13. The two characters both face huge health challenges….as their relationship enfolds, they are both caught off guard by their discoveries about each other….Hilarious, heartwarming, enthralling and brilliant….For tix go to 305-296-9911 or go to www.redbarntheatre.com.

HAPPY DEC.13 BIRTHDAY TO…RICK BLOOM …JOYCE HEELS… JOHN EICHER … REX WELSTON … NORMA GASPARI … JAMEY BOWEN… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… BOB ARCHER & MARK PENCE.

LATEDA, DEC.13…. Dave Bootle performs at 8:30 pm…!!!!!

THE GREEN PARROT, DEC.13… The E’Claires at 5:30… Ukulele Night at 8 pm!

WINE CLASS AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC. 13….’Behind the Bubbles’…5:30-7 pm… $20 per person in the Wine Gallery…Limited seating….RSVP to 305-294-2661. 526 Duval St.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC. 13,20,27…..James King III from 5-7 pm.

GRUNTS, DEC.13,20,27…. Eric Levy performs from 7 to 11:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.13…..12-5pm, Jeff Clark…6:30-11pm, Raven Cooper.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.13…Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm at the Marriott!

SMOKIN TUNA ON DEC. 13….Joal Rush at 5 pm… Andy Wescott Band at 9 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC, DEC. 13,20,27….Din Allen from 5 to 8 pm.

BLUE MACAW, DEC. 13….. Karri Daley performs at 7:30 pm.

INSPECTING CAROL, DEC. 13….AT Waterfront Playhouse… 8 pm. Preview Night.

HAPPY DEC.14 BIRTHDAY TO…..JOE DALLAS … MONICA SLOWIAK … SUSIE APPELIN HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… BARBARD WEIKEL & RALPH DE PALMA …..and…. CLAIRE CARROLL & STEVE GURMIN!!!

***’INSPECTING CAROL’ OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, DEC. 14… Such excitement in the air!!! It is always that way when the Waterfront Playhouse begins its season!!!!! Showtime is at 8 pm….This holiday themed comedy is guaranteed to delight and make you howl with laughter! An all star cast, with direction by Murphy Davis and set design by Michael Boyer….costumes by Carmen Rodriguez…. There is an after party given by Kate Regan and Ken Silverman on opening night. This show runs through January 6th…. You do NOT want to miss…. Call 305-294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org for tix. Take all your house guests for a wonderful evening at the Theater!!!

FARMER’S MARKET ON DEC. 14,21,28….and every Thursday…at Bayview Park….9 am to 2 pm… lots of produce, crafts, homemade products, etc….vendors galore! Gina Maseratti entertains!!!

GRUNTS, DEC.14,21,28…. The Shanty Hounds from 7 to 10 pm.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP, DEC.14,15,21,22,28,29…..6:30-10 pm….1128 Simonton St….Get tix at www.comedykeywest.com. Every Thursday & Friday night. Laugh your keaster off!!! $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

AT THE GARDENS, DEC.14,21,28…..Jimmy Olson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm. Jimmy always has some special vocalists, like Joe Tripp and Erika Butters, to sing for your delight!

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC. 14… Michael McCloud noon to 5… 6:30-11pm, Cool Duo with Sam Ramos & Chris Case!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC. 14…Joal Rush at 5 pm… Caffeine Carl at 9 pm.

GREEN PARROT, DEC.14…. The E’Clairesat 5:30 pm., 9 and 11 pm!!!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.14… 5 pm, Scott Kirby…Joal Rush at 9 pm.

LATEDA, DEC.14……3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm till 11:30 pm…in the Lounge! Christopher Peterson performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!

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

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD, DEC. 14… 5 TO 9 PM, Turner Harrison.

A BURLESQUE NUTCRACKER ON DEC.14,15,16….At KW Theater, 512 Eaton St. Show is called ‘Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker”…features all your fave performer plus international superstars!!! Get tix a www.thekeywesttheater.com.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, DEC. 14…. KWAHS presents this lecture at 6 pm at The Tropic Cinema on Eaton St.…….Author/journalist, Craig Pittman will share weird and wonderful Florida stories …..By the way, Weird things don’t just happen on our Island…. Florida is known for bizarre events occurring throughout!…..you will not believe what you will hear! Be prepared for a good laugh… and by God, we all need that!!! Get tix at 305-295-6616 x 115. Members, $5… $10 for non.

BLUE MACAW, DEC. 14….. Chris Case performs from noon to 3 pm.

LUCKY STREET GALLERY SHOW ON DEC.21…..Artist reception for artists Lori Larusso, Brett Kern and Element Clay Studio…..Show runs from Dec. 8 thru early January….Reception is Dec. 21 during Walk On White… from 6 to 8 pm!

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL HOLIDAY CONCERT & BAZAAR, DEC. 21…. Mark calendars….at Custom House at 281 Front St…. 5 to 9 pm…. On the Verandah at the Museum…. Fine artisans, musicians and choirs….holiday light show… proceeds go to benefit the Bahama Village Music Program and Society educational programs. Members get a 30% discount on items bought, between 6 and 8 pm….VIP table with champagne and treats….Santa will be on hand…. Call Shawn cowls for info at 305-295-6616, ex: 111.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…. I am especially thankful for my husband Bob….he has been an angel carrying down what seems like a million boxes filled with Christmas décor from our attic…..setting up the trees….doing the lights…..what would I do without him? Thanks for all those sending holiday cards….. one of my very fave things about this season is sending and receiving Christmas cards and messages….am working hard to get my cards out real soon….need to get busy on the annual Frechette Gazette….stay tuned!

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…This world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving…if you are friendly… if you are helpful….the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are!

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS BEGIN ON JAN. 7, 2018… 4 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Duval St. Go to www.keywestimpromptu.org for info and schedule or call George Korn at 305-292-1828.

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

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

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

BEN HARRISON’S MUSICAL “UNDYING LOVE”…… Key West’s OWN, the multi-talented Ben Harrison, wrote first a book on Count Carl von Cosel….and then the Musical, “UNDYING LOVE”.. He, and many of his supportive fans, are hoping that the production of this musical will take place at The Studios of KW Feb.14-March 3, 2018…. A fundraising campaign is being launched to guarantee the success of “Undying Love’ Make a donation that will guarantee reserved seats for the Valentine’s Day 2018 premier! To donate go to https://tskw.org/undying-love/.

HELP JODYRAE CAMPBELL AND HER HUSBAND…..A Go Fund Me Account has been set up to help with dire financial need at this challenging time….Her husband, Brian is very ill with lung cancer and needs help with medical bills and everyday living expenses. If you can help IN ANY WAY…please go to this site to donate whatever you are able to…. www.gofundme.com/help-jodyrae-and-brian.

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

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

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

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

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

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

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT:…..Admission is FREE….Self-guided tours are available to locals and visitors at the Tennessee Williams Exhibit located at 513 Truman just off Duval. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm…Mon.-Sat. Many new items are on display, including memorabilia collected while the Exhibit was on loan to the Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba…..Also on display is Williams’ 1932 Univ. of Mo. Yearbook, Savitar, in which one of his early poems is given a full page. Videos provide info about the life & work of the iconic author who made KW home for 34 years. For more info or to request a guided tour, go to twkw.org, phone DENNIS Beaver at 305-842-1666 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 was the most adorable father of Jeffrey, who left his mark in Key West….who loved it here, and who passed away, from this earthly home, but not from our hearts! Hoping to raise enough money to make Hugh’s View a reality…. And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden, and toast to HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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……Fred Greenberg…Coffee Butler …Debra Yates…Donna Cesen…Tina Ekel … Chris Kennedy….Robin Cozine

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

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

11/26…Harvey Server…Jon Allen…Nikki Duncan

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

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

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

11/30….Helen Walker…Jean Dostal…..(Please remember Sally Lewis.)

12/1…Donavan Pavilicek…..(Please remember the wonderful Richard Stephens…)

12/2…Fizz Rettew……Frank Piku…Cameron Zbikowski……Angela McChesney…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…. (Please remember Tony Schilero.)

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

12/12….Alfred Morris……(Please take time to remember my beloved brother, Fred…..also, Francy Zakczewski AND Steve Calderwood.)

12/13…John Eicher…Rex Welton…Joyce Heels…Richard ‘Rick’ Bloom…..Jamey Bowen…Norma Gaspari

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

12/15…Rachelle Romano….Cherylann Logdon…Din Allen… (Please remember LiLianne Brouillard)

12/16…Rita Linder… Terry Westmore.

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…Kevin Dickenson ….Sebastian Vishton….Ronnie Carruthers …(Please remember Katherine Raney.)

12/21…John Correa…Roy BishopEd Heid…Judy Farrell…Sarah Kahn……(Please remember Leslie Leonelli and Pauline Palub.)

HAPPY SAGITTARIAN ANNIVERSARY TO…

11/23…Carol Tedesco & Michael Shields…

11/25….Ray Pfiel & James Luther…Ken & JoAnne Lasky…..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

12/19…Caroline & Riichard Forbis…Barbara & Evan Corns

12/17…. Rev. Larry & Kathy Hooper……. Kenva & Lonnie Reese…

12/19… Evan & Barbara Corns…

12/20…Lola & Jim Corrigan

12/21…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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