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                                A SALUTE TO MOTOWN AT AQUA IDOL!!!

 

 

FEBRUARY 26 THRU MARCH 4 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

 

HAPPY FEB. 26 BIRTHDAY TO….CHARLIE ALLEN …AL ROMANO … PAUL COTTON … RYAN WOJCIK… (Please remember Larry Douglas.)

 

**IT’S MOTOWN NIGHT AT AQUA IDOL ON TUES., FEB.26…..There is certainly a lot of electricity in the air!  It’s because tonight, it is Tuesday and Tuesday is AQUA IDOL Night for THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!! Come one and all to 711 Duval St. from 6:30 to 8 pm!  It is the very best FREE-to-Attend Show in town…. I have assembled a wonderful group of big-hearted singers with superb voices, who are volunteering their time and talent to help raise needed dollars for the esteemed Waterfront Playhouse! Our ROCK STARS tonight are are… JOE TRIPP…VICKY ROWDEN…JOHN BAIRD…CHUCK FOX…JIM SPEAKE…SCARLETT TRNOVSKA …DORA GHOLSON ….ROBBY LE BLANC..  …VERA GREGOROVICZ… …KARRI DALEY  …LUKE FOX …. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Adam Sweitzer and Jenny Mae Murphy last week…We thank them for their wonderful contribution to our Idol!!!!  If you want your fave singers to remain in the contest, please add some extra $$$ to ascertain that they will be there next week.  Read below how you can donate online if you cannot attend.  Word has gotten around town about how terrific everyone is so you best come early enough to hear each singer perform and to get a great seat….  We are hoping you will not miss a single Idol and will support these generous talents and our Playhouse. This week, Judge Tony Konrath will not be attending, but I will be joined by the 2018 Fantasy Fest King Larry Blackburn and Queen Bernadette Restivo….They are also both former Aqua Idol competitors and winners!!!!  Another super treat will be our two Guest Stars….suave and debonair, Al Romano, who was our Aqua Idol winner several years ago (and it is also his birthday on Feb. 26)… and the luminous and lovely, Erika Monet Butters, who was in the Top 4 last season!!!!  Both will be singing guest songs!  You do NOT want to miss!!!!!

 

**DONATING ONLINE FOR AQUA IDOL CONTESTANTS….For those who cannot ate  and even for those who come faithfully every week…. This is a great way to donate to your favorite vocalist in Aqua Idol.  You go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org … then click on Support…then click on donate online… Then click the Waterfront Playhouse box, and all the contestant’s names will appear…. Then go from there by donating online with your credit card.  The great news is that all donations to your contestant  to the Waterfront Playhouse are tax deductible.  Besides the $$$ I put in the buckets each week, I donate online every week. You can too!  You can also write out checks to Waterfront Playhouse and place the name of the contestant in the Memo box.. and place in your contestant’s bucket at Aqua.  Tax Deductible!!! 

 

SAD NEWS TO SHARE… One of Key West’s most celebrate comediennes, Gerri Louise Gates recently lost her beloved husband, Don Gates after a long illness.  Our hearts ache for Gerri and her wonderful son, Spencer (a talented and gifted actor) on this great loss.  Please remember them in your prayers.  You can send messages of condolence to them at: 1224 Seminary St., Key West, FL 33040.       

 

SHARRON MONDO DREZNER….. On Jan. 29, Sharron Mondo Drezner, was admitted as an emergency patient to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, with a threatening rupture of a thoracic aneurysm.  She underwent surgery on Jan. 29, and the procedure was a success.  She is now in the ICU unit as doctors are correcting cardiac rhythm problems.  This was an open heart procedure as the major blood vessel of the heart had to be resected with graft replacement.  Please keep Sharron and her husband Skip in your choicest thoughts and prayers.  Please send her cards and messages to their home at 1901 S. Roosevelt Blvd….#402….Key West, FL 33040.  Her mail will be delivered to her in Miami as long as she is there.  Sharron is a real sweetheart…. A beautiful redhead with lots of pizzazz and energy… I had the great pleasure of meeting her in Bruce Moore’s tap class.  We are praying that she will soon be up and about and dancing again.

 

TICKETS NEEDED… If anyone has tickets to the March 4 Randy Roberts/Lucie Arnaz cabaret show and cannot attend, please contact Greg McShea at macamedia@aol.com as he is looking to attend this sold out show.  Thank you…   

 

***TIX ON SALE FOR WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE WILD WEST GALA ON MARCH 8TH… This will be the rootin’ tootin’est party of the year…. And you do NOT want to miss it!  Y’all mosey on down to the Key West Armory at 600 White St. where the fun starts!  Wear your most high falutin’ Western Duds… and  have a grand ole time… delish Vittles by the Iron Chefs… appetizers AND full dinner… OPEN BAR…. Great Silent Auction… Entertainment …Costume Contest…. Line Dancing… Only $100 for Members and $150 for Non-Members…. Get tix at 305-294-502=15 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org…. This is a DO NOT MISS!!!!

 

*******PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….  As a proud Board Member of the Waterfront Playhouse for 13 years, I am hoping that you will take the time to read the following. Theaters aren’t able to rely on Ticket Sales alone to keep them going…that is only a tiny part of it.  In order to continue to present the kind of quality theater you have come to expect from us, we need YOU to help! If you are already a MEMBER of the Waterfront Playhouse Family, I ask that you consider deepening your commitment financially by becoming a member at a higher level than you had before.  Each level provides special perks and privileges….  BUT, the important thing is to look at it as not so much as ‘what you can get out of your membership’ but what you are giving and doing to provide Key West with the BEST Theater experience possible!  If you have Never been a Member of the Waterfront Playhouse before…. I hope you will realize that we NEED YOUR HELP and support more than ever!…now right NOW!  You can go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 to order your membership….and you can see the Breakdown of what each Level of Membership provides.  You will be helping us beyond words…. To recover from Hurricane Irma, declining state funding and increasing costs!!!  Thank you so much for your support of the Waterfront Playhouse and LIVE Theater in Paradise!!! 

 

HOUSING HEROES NEEDED…. The Waterfront Playhouse is looking for Housing Heroes.  A Housing Hero is someone who will ‘take in’ a visiting actor or musician in one of our shows that comes from out of town.  There are many perks involved for those who have a gust room… guest house… to accommodate a visiting actor.  If you can help please call 305-394-7445.  Your name will be listed in the Playbill.  If you house 1 person for 1 show, you get 2 free 5-show passes and a Crew Membership card offering discounts for 11 mos. In some of the best restaurants in KW…. Plus ability to buy tix to Member nights at the theater and Annual Gala at member reduced rates.  Housing 2 or 3 persons for 1 or more shows:  You get all of the above, plus, an additional free 5-show flex pass and invitation for two as our guests to our Annual Gala…. Housing 4 or More persons for 1 or more shows:  You get all of the above, plus FREE drinks for ALL performances, a private backstage tour and party for you and 10 of your friends.

 

HOUSING NEEDED FOR KRISTEN MICHELLE….. Kristen is a wonderful gal…starring in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Waterfront Playhouse.  She is in need of housing while she is in town.  Being equity, she needs living space with kitchen access and own room…preferably in a guest house.  If you can be a Housing Hero for Kristen please contact me ASAP so I can let the Waterfront Playhouse know.  Or call Tom Thayer at 305-394-7445.  Big thanks!!!!!!

 

****YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN OPENS IN PREVIEW TONIGHT, FEB. 26 & 27…  This sure to be smash Mel Brooks musical, will open tonight at the Waterfront Playhouse!!!  I believe these reviews are ALL SOLD OUT… but call 305-294-5015 or take a look at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org!  This show runs thru March 23….YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS HILARIOUS SHOW directed by Tom Thayer with and all star cast and and incredible set design by Michael Boyer!!!!!  More on Feb. 28!!!!        

 

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!! 

Café Sole…. 20% for all Locals from 5-6 and 9-10 pm every day….  Sunday Brunch is back at Café Sole!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN…. Be seated by 6:30 pm and enjoy all entrees at$19.95.  Daily happy hour drink prices are 2 for 1 till 7 pm…. T n T always caters to the Locals!  Delish food, great music, lovely spot…

LA TRATTORIA.. OCEANSIDE….Half price on all pasta dishes from 5 to 7 pm, Monday thru Thursday. 

 

TAP CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27…. Actress/singer/dancer… Triple Threat, Kristen Michelle is in town starring in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Waterfront Playhouse which opens on Feb. 28.  While she is here … she will be offering a TAP DANCING CLASS for all ages and all levels of dance…. Wednesday morning, 10:30 to 11:30 AM AT Coffeemill Dance Studio, 804 White St.  The class runs for 5 weeks…. $17 per class or $85 for all.  You can pay by the week.  If you are interested send an email to Penny Leto at coffeemilldance@aol.com.    

 

REQUEST FOR PRIZE DONATIONS…. I am going to my wonderful readers and requesting donations to our Waterfront Playhouse 2019 Aqua Idol Fundraiser.  I am working hard at putting together a fab array of prizes for our Top 4 Contestants.  If you have something to donate… from Cash… to unused gift items…. Wine…. Gift certificates from shops and restaurants…. Services you can provide… books you have written….art work… jewelry…. Unused items that you have bid on at other silent auctions and will not use…. Overnight stays at inns and hotels….The list goes on…. Please contact me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net. I will make provisions for pick up of all items, or they can be dropped off at my home at 330 Caroline St. before March 19.  I thank you for your kindness, generosity and support.  In the meantime, please come every Tuesday through March 26 to hear our fabulous contestants!   6:30-8 pm… truly the best FREE to attend show ever!!!

 

CHEERS FOR THE NEW PEDESTRIAN MALL!!!… The Duval Promenade/Pedestrian Street is a success!!!! …. You can see LOTS of locals on hand, mingling with the delighted tourists, and smiling from ear to ear and cheer and cheer!  We love the ability to walk on the street…to see tables in front of shops and restaurant…mingle with lots of people we know actually walking on Duval… sitting in Antonia’s and the joy of not seeing cars and cycles and not hearing any noise!!!!  It is a winner!  Congrats to Terri Johnston and the Commission and especially to Jimmy Weekley on working diligently for soooo many years to help make this dream a reality. 

 

TAVERN N TOWN… FEB.26 and March 5,12,19,26,… Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas   perform from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.26&27…. Berardo Brothers perform at 5 pm….. 

 

CAFÉ CON LIBROS, FEB. 26…. 10:30 am at the KW Library, 700 Fleming St…Speaker will be… Carrie Jo Howe. 

 

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.26….noon to 5 pm, Gary Hempsey…6:30-11:00 pm, Tom Taylor…..…. 

 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. FEB.26….Larry Baeder and Bluesday… an intimate eve with Larry and friends…. 8:30-11:30 pm… now serves full bar and food  too!  821 Duval St…. Be there!

 

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO EVERY TUES., FEB.26….6:30 pm at 5610 College Rd.   

 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB. 26, MARCH 5,12,29,26….Megan Clay entertains from 5 to 7 pm at 526
Angela St. 

 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.26…. Black & Skabuddah perform from 5:30-9:30pm…

 

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB.26 & 27… Pink Talking Fish… 5:30, 9 and 11 pm…

 

LATEDA, FEB.26…  The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.   

 

*RED BARN THEATRE PRESENT ‘TENDERLY’, FEB. 26 thru MARCH 2 THIS WEEK ..….This is the poignant story of one of America’s greatest stars, told thru story and music….stars Kim Schroeder Long and David Black…musical direction by Jim Rice.   Runs through March 16…at 319 Duval St….for tix go to www.redbarntheatre.com or call the box office at 305-296-9911. 

 

VIRGILIO’S ON FEB. 26…The Claire Caplan Quartet with Larry Smith, GFeoff Lowe, Skipper Kripitz and CLAIRE!!!!  9 pm….  On March 5, at 9 pm, it’s the Debra & Patrick Quartet…. With Debra Dean, Patrick Lawler, Skipper Kripitz, and Bubba Lownotes!!!!

 

BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB.26….6 to 7:30 pm…Michael Mewshaw will read & discuss his book ‘The Lost Prince’….and intimate memoir of his friendship with Pat Conroy.  Gook signing to follow.

 

INVESTMENT WORKSHOP OFFERED, FEB. 26….Local, Dr. Joe Kiely is holding an Investment Workshop at 6 pm on Feb. 26 at the Gato Building on Simonton St.  He will show how to examine investment portfolios….he will introduce you to Mornigstar.com… RSVP to Mitzi Williams at 252-439-1888.  You will enjoy Joe’s humorous and empowering speaking style and his common sense approach towards investing in this new global economy.

 

THE FRINGE PRESENTS KEY WEST CHARACTERS, FEB. 26 & 27 … at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.….Donation at the door…. A special community project… new plays, new directors, new actors…discover the next great talent in a park-like setting.  For info go to www.fringetheater.org.

 

HAPPY HOUR WITH THE HISTORIAN, MARCH 5…4 to 8 pm at First Flight Brewery & Restaurant at 301 Whitehead St….sponsored by KWAHS….Subject is The 8th Wonder of the World…. The Building of the Overseas Railway!!!           

 

****WONDERFUL TRUMAN ANNEX HOME FOR SALE….This single family, 1,312 sq.foot home, in a most desirable, unique and private KW area…with open floor plan and 2 bedrms. & 2.5 baths.. balcony off master…designated parking space…Perfect Vacation Rental with excellent income… totally & tastefully furnished and equipped …Lovely shared pool area  This well-priced home is a great chance to own a marvelous home in the beautiful and prestigious Truman Annex Gated Community, within walking distance to EVERYTHING!!!!  For more information please call BOB FRECHETTE at 305-304-2584.  His email is rfrechette@bellsouth.net   

 

SOS OUTREACH MISSION CLOTHING DRIVE… Needed are gently used clothing.  You may drop off your donation to the Mission at 5640 Maloney Ave. on Stock Island.  For more info call Paige at 859-630-2098. 

 

MARC HOUSE SEEKING USED FANTASY FEST BEADS….If you have a slew of beads and want to donate them to the MARC House at 1401 Seminary St., please bring them to the MH…they will clean and resell these beads as a fundraiser, and those who bring in a 1 gallon plastic bag with beads, will get a 5% discount on a plant store purchase.  For info call 305-296-9556.     

 

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…JIM HALL …Sharron Mondo Drezner….. Gerri Louise Gates and son Spencer, and the family and friends of Donald Gates, who recently passed away….the family & friends of Gordy Michael on the loss of his wife, Debbie….the family and friends of Chuck Newman ..the family and friends of Andy Dickey….Rick Elias…..the family and friends of Linda Patchett… For Norma Gilmore and her family on the great loss of her husband, Chuck Gilmore….. George Kling….Billy Cartledge…..Mary Larkin ….the repose of the soul of Stanislav Krejcir, father of Jana Krejcirova…. The family of Leda Andrews on the loss of her brother…. and the family of June Hudson on the loss of her brother Will Yodice……….Mike Stallard and wife Kelly….…Fred Stevens … Robin Deck….Jim Hendrick…..… Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams …… Judi Stevens …Fred Lima…..Nancy Lima …Maryann Sabol … Pam Williams …..Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill …Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer…. Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr….Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen …Judy Davis …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson ….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir…   ….Eegor Goropec…Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee … the family of Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …… Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.  Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for.  Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for.  Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving.  We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man.  Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things!  Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

FKSPCA HAS BRICK PROGRAM….This is a special’ buy a brick and have it inscribed with a special name and message’ that will be placed on the walkway of the new Animal Shelter…a great gift for someone very special.    For more info go to www.fkspca.com.  Bricks are $250 each.  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.  You might have to put those in manually.  Or you can call 305-294-4857. 

DONATE TO THE FKSPCA…..A new fabulous… state-of-the-art Animal Shelter is about to open….after years of money raising and planning…..However, know that $80,000 is still needed to complete.  Help them reach that final goal by making a donation to the Building Fund….  Large, or small…any amount will be greatly appreciated.  The easiest way to donate is to go to the website at www.fkspca.org and then go from there.  Or, you can send donations to the Florida Keys SPCA at 5230 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040.  If you live in KW or nearby, call Jane Dawkins at 305-295-0605 or email her at jane@fkspca.org … to arrange for a tour of the new facility.

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 19 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.

SUPPORT DANCE KEY WEST…..Lots of new concerts and new dancers are involved  with Kyla Piscopink’s Dance Group, Dance Key West…. Dancers are Kim Bryant, Cricket Desmarais,  Kristen Huffman, Morgan Stinnett and Melissa Weber….If you want to support this company, go online to www.dancekeywest.org or make checks and send to Dance Key West…PO Box 501 … Key West, FL 33041.  Also congrats to Kyla on her recent dance concert at the Studios on Oct. 13!!!!!  Had we been in town we would have been there with bells on!!!    

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

JODYRAE AND MEGAN CAN ENTERTAIN FOR PRIVATE PARTIES!!!..Talented pianist/singer, Megan Clay and vocalist extraordinaire, Jodyrae Campbell have their own equipment and would love to make a night at your home or at your event, extra special!  To contact them call 305-587-1499… or you can leave a message for Joyrae on Facebook or email her at jodyraecampbell@yahoo,com. 

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

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU….Police were summoned to a daycare center, where a three year old was resisting a rest!!!!

 

HAPPY FEB.27…BIRTHDAY TO…KEVIN WARE… LORRAINE TACKE… DAN METZLER … JIM ROBINSON … JOHN SCHAFER… TOMMY TERPENING… SCOTT ZIMMERMAN … (Please remember John Turner.)

TAP CLASS AT THE COFFEEMILL…FEB. 27…and every Wed. for the next 4 weeks… The fab Kristen Michelle teaches this fun class at 10:30 – 11:30 am…. At 894 White St…. nice facility….all levels welcome…. Kristen makes it lots of FUN!!!  Only $17 per class…..great exercise!

TENDERLY AT RED BARN…..FEB.27,28,March 1, 2, THIS WEEK…. Get tix for this lovely show about Rosemary Clooney, her challenging life and the various men in her life….tix at www.redbarntheatre.com or call l305-296-9911. 

LIBBY YORK & BOBBY NESBITT AT BERLINS, FEB.27… This fab duo performs from 7 to 10 pm at 700 Front St….at A & B Lobster House…. Great venue!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES….FEB. 27-28, March 1 & 2….The fab Dave performs Wed. thru Sat. every week at 8:30 –midnight at 700 Duval St… He rocks the place!!!!!

AT THE GARDENS, FEB.27. MARCH 6,13,20,27… Megan Clay is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.27…….8:30-11:30 pm….It is Ladies Night at Little Room!  Cara Caplan Quartet….821 Duval…Now a full bar and food too! On Feb. 27, it’s Claire Caplan with Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith and Keith Snyder…at 8 pm.  On MARCH 6, it’s the Debra Dean Trio, with Debra & Patrick and Skipper Kripitz on drums!!!  8 pm….

LATEDA, FEB. 27…. The Spectrelles in the Lounge at 8:30 pm. Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.27… Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

FOSTER PARENT TRAINING….….Wesley House is seeking families interested in providing a home to children who are in the foster care system.  Classes started on Jan. 30….  For registration and info call Megan Burgess at 305-809-5020.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.27….Allen Holland Duo at noon to 5 pm….Raven Cooper at 6:30-11 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.,27…. Din Allen performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

VIV WINE BAR, FEB. 27….Polish & French Duo.. 6 pm….$90 per person…includes tax & tip….wine pairing…300 Petronia St…..#2Dress in Polish or French attire….call 305-998-9555.

AT SAN CARLOS ON FEB.27…. The KWAHS presents renowned historians and community leaders who will discuss Bahama Village’s Contribution to Key West.  5:30-7 pm….first come first served….doors open at 5 pm… Moderator is Clayton Lopez…panelists are Jeff Stotts, Roosevelt Sands, Carmen Turner, Corey Malcom, Tom Hambright.  For more info go to www.kwahs.com or call 305-295-6616 ex: 106.

BENEFIT CONCERT AT PIER HOUSE…FEB. 27…1 Duval St….5:30-8:30 pm…. Benefits the Bahama Village Music Program…..for tix go to www.bvmpkw.org

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, MARCH 6….6 to 8 pm at the home of Dennis Beaver & Bert Whitt, 1207 Whitehead St….Appetizers and Open Bar…. And entertainment…. $100 per person or $90 for KWAHS Members….

‘ALLIGATOR ALLEY’…MARCH 6,7,8 & MARCH 13,14,15,16… 8 pm at The Studios at 533 Eaton St….written by Michael Marrero….original play follows two childhood friends as they navigate the dystopian sprawl from Florida City to the wilds of the Everglades….tix are $60., $44 and $35 for Studio Members.  Get tix at www.tskw.org.         

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

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1)  Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Blue Macaw… 4-7 pm… $3 drinks including well, beer and wine…and half price apps that are delicious!!!!!!!and entertainment all day…. 3)  Boathouse 4-6 pm half price on all drinks and apps one side of menu…4) The Grand Café, 5-7:30 pm…1/2 price wine, cocktails and beer and half priced appetizers… 5) The Saint…. 4:17-7:14 pm… half price drinks and special priced small plates.

 

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

***”YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” OPENS TODAY AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, FEB. 28.. This is the Mel Brooks Musical that will have everyone laughing hysterically all night long and even when you get back at home!!!  You will be taken back to Transylvania to NYC….See all your fave characters… Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Alan Gillespie… Igor, Jeffrey Harwell…. Marjorie Paul Shook as Frau Blucher…. Ross Pipkin as the Monster….plus, Bell Jampol as Inga, Kristen Michelle as Elizabeth Benning….John McDonald, the Inspector…Jack Agnew, the Hermit… Mathias Maloff,, Ziggy…. Plus a sensational ensemble with Lauren Thompson, Braeden Garrett, DJ Mills, Jackie Madejski, and Hailey Daigle!!!  Great production numbers….constant laughing…. Come to the Waterfront Playhouse and PUT ON THE RITZ!!!!!  There is a fab after party after the show sponsored by THE ELWELL FAMILY…. on Opening Night!!!! GET TIX NOW for this sensational production that runs through March 23!!!!!  Go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015!!!!!  This will be a SELL OUT!!!!

FARMER’S MARKET EVERY THURSDAY, FEB.28….At Bayview Park…. Lots of great produce, flowers, crafts, etc.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.28…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…,…. 6:30-11:30 pm, Malcolm & the Fiddle….

AT THE GARDENS,FEB.28, MARCH 7,14,21,28… JIMMY OLSON at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … FEB. 28…. The Peter Diamond Trio…. 8:00-11:30 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.28……..Turner Harrison performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

KARAOKE AT AMERICAN LEGION HALL, FEB. 28….From 7 to 10 pm at AMH on Stock Island…..Jerry Downs will be running the show!!!!!

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB. 28….Happy Dog at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP…FEB.28, MARCH 1….Comics… will have you howling all night long… I know, we have become groupies! ….Every Thurs and Friday…. 1128 Simonton St.  Note that online, make sure you print the word LOCAL to get a great Local’s Discount.….ALL are hilarious and well-known comedians you do not want to miss.  PLUS, our Local comedians are hysterical and outstanding!!!!!  To get tix go online to www.comedykeywest.com.  March 7 & 8, it’s Dan St. Germain entertaining.

CONGREGATION B’NAI ZION & GALLERY ON GREENE EVENT…FEB. 28….Opening and Panel discussion at 750 United St.  The subject of the talk is ‘Mario Sanchez: Jewish Friends & Conchtown Neighbors.”  Presentation starts at 5:30 pm…Nance Frank will introduce the panel led by Arlo Haskell… followed by the art opening.

LATEDA, FEB.28……3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge! …Randy Roberts is in the Crystal Room at 9 pm…

TAVERN N TOWN FEB.28, MARCH 7,14,21,28…. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB. 28&29…….Berardo Bros perform at 5 pm….Caffeine Carl & either the Buzz or Friends 9 pm.

EXHIBIT AT THE STUDIOS,  FEB. 28.…..’Blind Spots..Modern Day Slavery Exposed’…. Opening from 6 to 8 pm at 533 Eaton St. XOJ Gallery…..project is developed by Erika Biddle…. This exhibit encourages action against human trafficking and child exploitation…. A problem that the Keys have faced, incredulously… it is a problem that has remained out of the public eye and it should be addressed and dealt with.…. Thru the month of Feb.

****‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, FEB.28….Mel Brooks’ wrote this hit musical comedy based on the hilarious film classic!  Director, Tom Thayer…set design by Michael Boyer…. Cast is Alan Gillespie, Ross Pipkin, Jeffrey Harwell, Kristen Michelle, Marjorie Paul-Shook, John McDonald, Dillon Feldman, Devante Mills, Mathias Maloff, Braeden Garret, Jack Agnew, Bell Jampol, Lauren Thompson, Jacki Madejski, and Halley Daigle….  Musical director is Michael Fauss… choreography by Penny Leto and Carolyn Cooper…. Stage Mgr., Trish Manley…. The costumes are sensational!!!!  (Lower priced preview nights are Feb. 26 & 27) Grand opening on Feb. 28…..Get tix now at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.  Note that Bob and I had the great pleasure of seeing the entire first act in rehearsal before the cast ventured into the theater to rehearse….and we laughed our breeches off!!!  This is an exceptional cast…the humor is so Mel Brooks nutsy cookoo, and I love it…the dancing is all superb…great comedic acting…they do Mel Brooks proud!!  You will love every single minute….will want to take all your house guests… and will want to see it multiple times!!!!    

 

HAPPY MARCH 1 BIRTHDAY TO….DON BOOTH … RALPH GARCIA … BRAD BURGESS                                                                                                                       HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. TOBY BOTHA & MICHAEL LANSDELL…. AND …. LIZ & JOHN COBLEY…

***WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE WILD WILD WEST GALA, MARCH 8….Howdy do, Pardner?  You best be fixin’ to join us at the Armory on White St. for a rootin’tootin’ grand ole time at the Waterfront Playhouse Gala…. Delish Vittles served by the Iron Chefs… and a hot diggity dog diggity, OPEN BAR…., and entertainment that’ll make you wanna mosey on to dance with your favorite sweetie, and swing her around the floor…Plus…. A hog wild Silent Auction that will make you call ‘SOOOOIE!!!’ all night long!!!  Get tix at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets!  Get your Cowpoke duds together and get ready to have a Grand ole time at this sure to be fantastic event!!!!  Y’all come down to the best ho-down ever!!!!!

‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MARCH1 & 2… Run, don’t walk to get your tix for this hysterical Mel Brooks Musical at the Waterfront Playhouse…. Runs through March 23…. But this promises to be a sell out… go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015….

HEADS UP ON JERRY DOWNS NEW GIG…MARCH 1,8,15,22,29…Aqua Idol 2018 Winner for the Waterfront Playhouse, Jerry Downs, will be performing his classic rock and roll hits at the VFW….2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd… corner of Roosevelt and 4th St. 6:30-9:30 pm… Every Friday night,  JERRY D will be the dude’s new name!!!!  Good food & drink at reasonable prices….Half price on drinks from 8 to 10 pm….dinner served until 8 pm every day….Good music and a support for our Veterans…. New grand opening on Feb. 16…

FRIDAY FISH FRIES AT ST. MARY..MAR. 1,8,15,22…. 5 to 7:30 pm….At the Rose Renna Activity Center on Windsor Ln.  All proceeds benefit the Basilica School.  Dinner includes fried fish, conch fritters, pasta salad and dessert.  $12 for adults and $6 for children.

GRAND VIN, MARCH 1…. March Madness Wine Taste…. 6-8 pm…. 1107 Duval St.  hosted by Alice and Ashley….discounts on featured wines…

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAR.1,8,15,22,29,…. Michael Robinson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… with Eric Haley singing too!

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLINS, MARCH 1,8,15,22,29…The wonderful Bria sings from 7 to 10 pm at Berlin’s at A & B Lobster House….

CUBAN ART EXHIBIT AT THE GATO BLDG, THRU MAY 3 ….featuring artwork by more than 40 prominent Cuban artists…. At 1100 Simonton St.l.. free parking…will be on display thru May 3.  This is a very unique opportunity to see this marvelous collection.

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MARCH 1….Great Jazz every day…..On March 6, It’s the DEBRA DEAN TRIO ..The finest ….8:00-11:30 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 

COMEDY KEY WEST, MARCH 1 & 2…. At 1128 Simonton at the Bottlecap…. Great comics every single week!!!!  Showtime is 8:30 pm…. Local comics warm up the crowd with amazing comedy…Chad Daniels performs after…. LOCALS online get a great discount….  Get ix at www.comedykeywest.com

AMERICAN LEGION STARS CHUCK FOX…. MARCH 1,8,15,22,29….Chuck Fox performs from 7 to 11 pm at the American Legion on Stock Island!!!  He is also singing for Aqua Idol and he is TERIFIC!!!!!!!

SMOKIN TUNA, MARCH 1& 2…. Berardo Bros. at 5…. Caffeine Carl at 9..

TAVERN N TOWN, MARCH 1,8,15,22,29…. Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

BURLESQUE ON MARCH 1,8,15,22,29… Every Friday night at Aqua Sidebar, 504 Angela St.  10 pm ….Backroom Burlesque featuring local and touring stars!  Doors open at 9:30 pm….

GREEN PARROT, MARCH 1,2,3…..The Heavy Pets at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm. .. at 5:30 only on Sunday.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.

LATEDA, MARCH 1&8,…3 Sum at 8:30 pm….Randy Roberts is at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 1…Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….The PAUL COTTON BAND!!!! 6:30-11:30 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MARCH 1……TBA from 5:30-9:30 pm.

 ‘THE ROSE TATTOO’ CURATOR TOUR OF TENN. WMS. MUSEUM ….MARCH 8…. 5 pm at 513 Truman Ave.

YOUNG DANCE COLLECTIVE EVE OF DANCE, MARCH 15….8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre…. Coffee Mill Dance presents…. Get tix at www.keystix.com.            

 

HAPPY MARCH 2 BIRTHDAY TO…KRISTEN RYAN … MICAHEL MCCABE … SHARON MULVEY…HAL COSEC … RIC PALMER … MO BRENNEMAN…JEFF BOHLAND….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MARCH2,…. Jimmy Olson is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

KW ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID FAIR…MAR. 2 & 3….10 am to 4 pm at West Martello Tower on Atlantic Blvd….Admission and parking FREE.

KEY WEST WALKING TOURS, MAR.2,9,16,23,30.….Every Saturday at the KW Library…. 700 Fleming St…. Meet there… tours are at two times…10 am and 4:30 pm…. Call 305-293-9291 to reserve.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MARCH 2…..It’s the fab Coffee Butler and Company…. 8 pm…no doubt Cliff Sawyer will be there….always a happening when Coffee performs!  On March 9 it’s the FANTABULOUS Debra Dean Trio….. 8 pm!!!!!    

LATEDA, MARCH 2 & 9…3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm…

CEMETERY STROLL, MARCH 13….Three tours at 9:30, 9:50 and 10:10 am… reservations are necessary….call 305-304-1453.   Tour is about 90 minutes.  $20 donation … cash or check for Historic Florida Keys Foundation…. Go to cemetery restoration….enter at either Windsor or Frances St. gate and go to the registration table on 2nd Ave.  Other stroll will be on Feb. 23 and March 13.

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAR.2,9,16,23,30… JIMMY OLSON from 5 to 7 pm… piano time!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MARCH 2… Show at 12:30-4:30 pm … Entertainment from 6 to 10 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, MARCH 2,9,16,23,30… Bobby Nesbitt is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.….

COMEDY KEY WEST, MARCH 2….Boston comedian, Tom Dustin, performs his great stand up act at 1128 Simonton St…the BottleCap….he is hilarious!!!   Showtime is 8:30…locals warm you up before the headliner…..  Tix are discounted for locals online…. Make sure you type in LOCAL….

SMALLEST PARADE ON MARCH 2….Get tix NOW for the event…The Smallest Parade in the Universe!!!!at KW Theater, 512 Eaton St….tiny and adorable floats will rumble along a conveyor belt parade route competing for big cash prizes….  Parade starts at 6 pm…. And will be followed by a live auction of the floats to benefit MARC House… reserve now at www.thekeywesttheater.com or call 305-985-0433.

CONCH SHELL BLOWING CONTEST, MARCH 2…NOON TO 3 PM… In the garden at The Oldest House

BOOKS & BOOKS, MARCH 2….Book signing with Seward Johnson…will sign his book, ‘Midnight Snack Art’…noon to 1 pm at The Studios, 533 Eaton St.  On March 9 there will be a book signing by Cathy Salutri from 11 am to 1 pm…will discuss her book,  “Backroads of Paradise.”  March 16,,11-1pm, it’s Betty Heisler-Samuels who will discuss her book, ‘The Last Minyan in Havana’….

WOMEN’S SAILING TEAM MEETING ON MARCH 2….The KW Community Sailing Center is launching a Women’s Sailing Team….to compete in regattas thru the Florida Keys, South FLA and the entire state of FLA.   Open to all….all women sailors encouraged to apply…only requirement is some familiarity with sailing.  Meeting for interested members is 1 pm…at 705 Palm Ave…Applications will be available…For more info contact Heidi Ruse at 804-832-4731 or email her at kwscedducation@gmail.com.

2019 ARTIST STUDIO TOURS, MARCH 2….11 am to 3 pm….This tour takes you to the neighborhoods of KW with a curated collection of creative work spaces…$20 in advance $25 day of….go to www.tskw.org for more info… Sponsored by The Studios….See studios of Lynn Sherman, Bill & Ann Lorraine, The Studios’ Residency cottages, and the de Poo Palace.

 

HAPPY MARCH 3 BIRTHDAY TO…MARTHA RESK….

  1. LARRY HOOPER’S LAST SERVICE AT ST. PAUL’S, MARCH 3…After 30 years, Rev. Hooper is retiring… the final service after 10 years in Key West, will be at 9:30 am followed by a special reception on the grounds and gardens to celebrate Fr. Larry’s and wife Kathy’s years at St. Paul’s. To donate to the ‘goodbye purse’ for them make a check to St. Paul’s Church with Fr. Hooper’s name in the memo line….You can mail to 401 Duval St. or you can drop off at the office.

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, MARCH 3….Bill & Maggie Anderson will perform this week …….bluegrass, stories, gospel, and original songs from …. 9 am to 11 am ….Located at 600 Eaton St….next to the United Methodist Church …. great coffee, conversation, and soulful sounds on Sunday morning.  Listen, learn and start your week in a good way!!!

PARADISE TENNIS ROUND ROBIN, MARCH 3…. Fundraiser for Keys to Be the Change…. 9 to 12 pm… at 1800 Atlantic…..$50 for adults….sign up by email at paradisetennisflkeys@gmail.com or text 305-395-1035. 

JAZZ BRUNCH AT HARD ROCK…TERRI & LARRY….MARCH 3,10,17,24,31…. 11 TO 1 PM… AT 313 Duval St. ….Only Sunday Jazz Brunch in Key West…..

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MARCH 3….5 pm, Berardo Bros.….Andy Wescott & the Local Boys.. 9 pm.

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MARCH 3….  from 5 to 7:30 pm., it’s Peter Diamond and Friends!!! On March 10, it’s Scott Marischen & Friends from 5:30-8pm, new time.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MARCH 3….Barry Cuda & the Sharks..…. 8:30-11:30 pm … at 821 Duval St…. FULL bar now and food too!!!

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL ….ORDER BRICKS ONLINE… Get your personalized Brick and leave a legacy…. To order online go to https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/kwahs.  For questions call Kim at 305-295-6616  ext:106.  Bricks are $100… you can personalize up to 3 lines of wording with up to 18 spaces per line.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MARCH 3… Entertainment from 12:30-4:30 pm… and from 5:30-9:30 PM..….

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 3… Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….. 6:30-11:00 pm…Last Mango Duo….

TAVERN N TOWN, MARCH 3,10,17,24,31….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

THE GREEN PARROT….MARCH 3… Mike Emerson and Jazz noon to 5 pm…. Tony Baltimore at 5:30 pm…

LATEDA, MARCH 3,10,17,24,31…. Tea Dance at 4 pm….3 Sum at 8:30 pm…

IMPROMPTU CONCERT ON MARCH 3….The Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio will perform at 4 pm at St. Paul’s Church….  $20 to attend… at the door. In advance go to www.keystix.com

LECTURE AT THE STUDIOS, MARCH 3… The KW Garden Club presents Emma Manners, the 11th Duchess of Rutland… who will speak on ‘taking charge of Belvoir Castle’… a fairy-tale castle in England which sat dormant since WWII.  She will talk about the landscape restoration using long lost plans.  6 pm at 533 Eaton St… $15 for nonmembers and $10 for members.

LARRY BAEDER & FRIENDS ON MARCH 3…. At KW Theater’s intimate Back Stage .. at 512 Eaton St…. go to www.thekeywesttheater.com for tickets.  

***A BROADWAY MUSICAL REVUE, MARCH 10… Get tix NOW for a wonderful eve of song at the Waterfront Playhouse… 7 pm….This revue will be performed by all the members of the cast of Young Frankenstein…..Get tix by calling the box office at 305-294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  Tix are $35.  One Night Only!

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY CONCERT, MARCH 10….7:30 pm at Tenn. Wms. Theatre… get tix at www.keystix.com

 

HAPPY MARCH 4 BIRTHDAY TO…DANA DAY …LINDA SOLOMON … SHEILA CULLEN … NICK BATTY … SARA CLARK …DEREK KAREVICIUS … TREVOR DE VOOGHT … (Please remember Mary Jane Bondesen.)                                                              HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. GLENDA & MICHAEL ROWLEY….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB MARCH 4….The long-awaited Little Room Jazz Club is  open …..  Now a FULL Liquor License and Food to order….. Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!!!  Larry Smith Jazz Jam…. Lots of great musicians and singers participate….great fun….reminiscent of when Larry played at The Pier House.

SMOKIN TUNA, MARCH 4,….5 pm, Scott Kirby….….Blue Monday and Caffeine Carl and the Buzz at 9 pm…

LUCIE & RANDY…”WE’RE SINGING OUR SONGS”..MARCH 4… One night only at Tennessee Williams Cabaret…. It’s Randy Roberts and Lucie Arnaz ( yes, daughter of Desi & Lucy!!)… performing what will be a sensational and unforgettable show at 8 pm….This show is all sold out, so if you have tix and cannot attend, PLEASE let the box office know at 305-296-1520.  Also, the McSheas are looking to buy tix from you if you cannot attend!  Contact them at macamedia@aol.com.   

THE GARDENS ON MARCH 4,11,18,25….It is James King III from 5 to 7 pm…..

DUELING BARTENDERS, MARCH 4,11,18,25… Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. … Ric Dery along with a special guest singer, entertain while serving drinks…. 5:30 to 8 pm… always great fun!!! March 4 is Terri White….Guest on March 11 is Adam Sweitzer!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, MARCH 4,11,18,25…. Michael Thomas entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 4….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… Island Time Duo 6:30-11:00 pm…

SMOKIN TUNA ON MARCH 4….Hey Monea at 5 pm…Blue Monday & Caffeine Carl at 9

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MARCH 4…. The Bahama Boys 5:30-9:30 pm

LATEDA, MARCH 4…. Ronnie Lovely in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE…MOVIE ON MARCH 4….6:30 at Tropic Cinema…416 Eaton St.   On March 11, it’s THE ROSE TATTOO at 6:30 at the Tropic.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC ON MARCH 18 & 19….8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theater.. get tix at www.keystix.com.  Touring Company… a Producer’s Production….

THANKFUL ON MONDAY…. I give thanks for all the vocalists who will be performing on Tuesday and singing their hearts out for the benefit of the Waterfront Playhouse!!!  I give thanks to all those who will be there on Tuesday to support our singers and our Theater!!!!  Hoping to see you ALL at Aqua Nightclub, Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm!!!!  I give extra thanks for these special persons who have touched me in special ways this week….Donna Stabile…. Kristen Michelle…. Marti & Bill Roberts ..Pam & Paul Vereb… …. Ed Stevens….Amy Bondurant.…Keith Dempster …Kate Regan …AND  I thank the following who have thus far graciously donated to the Waterfront Playhouse Prize Package for Aqua Idol…Art & Historical Sociey, Jimmy Olson, Bobby Nesbitt, Christine Cordone, Christopher Peterson, Stephanie Hellstrom, Maria Sharpe, Dan Metzler, Stuart Kaufman, Chris Elwell Family, Mark Rossi, Libby York, Kate Miano, Leda Andrews, Sue Puskedra, Carol Wightman, the Zabars, Paul Murphy, Meredith Bolong, ….and most of all, BOB!!!!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…Love your enemies…it will confuse them greatly!

Lynda

 

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

 

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

ROCK SOLOMON’S NEW ARTISTS CO-OP…..Rock is putting this together on Truman Ave….with gallery and retail space, plus a stage and a music studio.  He is looking for pro artists, musicians, designers etc. who wish to have access to studio, gallery & performance space.  The co-op will share resources and artists can keep 100% of their commissions.  Musicians can rehearse, record and perform.  Located in old town one block from White St.  For more info contact Rock at 305-570-3000. 

2019 TENNESSEE WILLIAMS POETRY & SHORT STORY WRITING CONTESTS… A CALL FOR POETS & WRITERS…..Please submit works for these contests … $20 submission cost….deadline is March 1….For all details go to www.kwahs.org/events.  You can also contact Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 ex:114….All winners will be judged and awards will be presented at the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration.

DANCE KEY WEST & KEY WEST THEATER HAVE TEAMED UP….There will be movement and dance classes offered and workshops for all levels…Classes begin on Jan. 14…. The first week is FREE…. Mon., 5-6 pm with Kyla Piscopink….For info on classes at Key West Theater go online to www.thekeywesttheater.com.  See about discounte class packages.

EDGARDO AVARADO NEEDS HELP….Local, and beloved Author Edgardo was injured by a car on S. Roosevelt on Oct. 12 and is badly in need of financial help.  a Go fund me page has been set up for him at https://www.gofundme.com/Edgardo-alvarado039s-healing?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-1541113232015-c7a82ec8abd54a8f&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=eta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n .  (sure hope I got this right!)

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS TO BEGIN JANUARY 13, 2019!!!!  To find out more go to www.keywestimpromptu.org…. For schedule and to become a member!!!!

FAREWELL TO REV. LARRY HOOPER!  Just heard that Larry will be retiring.  His last service will be March 3….He and Kathy will be deeply missed!!!

LIBRARY THEME SET FOR TENN. WILLIAMS CELEBRATION…..This event runs March 6 thru April 1 at various venues in KW. For info and details go to www.kwahs.org.    

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR BEING CONFIRMED?…. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will hold classes at the Klaus Murphy Center from 7:15-8:30 pm….  For info call 305-294-1018 or Deacon Batty at 305-797-0656. 

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

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

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

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 Ware, 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 Himalayas… the softest and finest you ever touched….Gorgeous items from India, Africa, the Orient, and Europe….a worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ for your pleasure. It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses.  Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within……open daily, at the corner of Southard!   Owned by Wendy Asplundh, she of the exquisite taste… and her great and dedicated staff includes Samantha Rivier, Dorthe Thure, and Jolie Witherow.

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

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

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

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 VELMA CHRISTIAN at 305-294-9380….. or 305-294-1018.  You are not alone.  Note that VELMA is one of the dearest persons in all of Key West.

 

 

 

                                          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!!!!

2/20….David Ruthenberg….Stephen Hammond… Connie Cyr… (Please remember  Sanford Birdsy.)

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

2/22…..Vicky Rowden….Stephen ‘Sunshine’ Sunday….Teresa Long…Robert Nead…John Becker Good….Carlos Warner … (Please remember Edith Amsterdam.)

2/23…..Neal Ruchman…Jeffrey Ware…Justin Patrick Riley…Matt Thue……(.Please remember Bud Gruber and Fred Gasser.)

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

2/25…..Will Nethaway…Elaine Nosser….Kathy Hollering…Jim Bof…Leigha Fox…Chrissy Billimoria

2/26…..Charlie Allen…Paul Cotton…Al Romano…Ryan Michael Wojcik….(Please remember Larry Douglas.)

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

2/28…Bill Regardie….Brent Barrett…Nancy Lopez…Gary Zimmerman …(Please remember Dottie Faber…)

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

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

3/3….Martha Resk

3/4…..Dana Day …Derek Karevicius……Sara Clark…Linda Solomon…Nick Batty…Trevor DeVooght..Sheila Cullen … (Please remember Mary Jane Bondesen.)

3/5…..Teresa Wallace…Carey Moore…Nancy Seidel…Theresa Dunbar….(Please remember Chuck Newman.) …

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…Zubin Medora…

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

3/9…..Chad Newman…Greg McShea…..Dani Hoy…Michael Epting…Ken Lasky…Shanna Frechette…John Meanix

3/10…Karen Lane….Cristina Lyn Spottswood….Ricky Ritzel…Surrey Westrupp…Peggy Beam….

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

3/12…..Janice Elwell….Pat West…Terri Spottswood….Matthew Helmerich…Michelle Grahl…Rev. Larry Hooper …Dee Johnson…Bob Bowersox…Eugene Robinson…Maggie Domski …Gerri Cicchinelli …(Please take time to remember our dear friend, JACK COLLINS!)

3/13….Peter Rysman……Barbara Bowers…Ryan Keiser…….Peter Batty Jr….Kristen Michelle… Larry O’Connor …Minoo Billimoria…(Please remember Bob Leiby.)

3/14…..Peter Batty Sr….Scott Hoover…Melissa Ingram….Trey Gerrald……Paul Kruger …Kimberly Tomai…Patrick New …..Jeffrey Muir …(Please remember Eugene Cernan.)

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

3/16…Kyla Piscopinck…Pamela Gasser…Vivian Zadkovich…Jerry Jeff Walker….

3/17……Scott Pridgen ….David Talpasz….Laurie Breakwell…Gary Wallace…Susan Kent …Lucy Barker … Christopher Santry…Ed Krane … Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ALL!!!!… (Please remember Bob Rybicki!!!)

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

3/19…Janet Bengel…Sophia Stevens…Debbie Baxter…(Please remember John Wiebe.)  Happy St. Joseph’s Day to all my favorite Joes’!

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

HAPPY PISCES ANNIVERSARY TO…..

2/28…..Harrold Berry and Steve Andres

2/29…..Karl & Stacy Stahl

3/1…..Liz & John Cobley…

3/5…. Glenda & Michael Rowley

3/7….Luis & Anna Cobo….

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

3/10…..Carole & Steve Sonstein….

3/13….Diane & Peter Strong…

3/15…Tom Thayer & John McDonald…

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

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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