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DEAR READERS…Only one more week till the long anticipated  WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AQUA IDOL FUNDRAISER to begin!!!  The first night will be WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2020!  I am personally inviting each of you to attend…. It is the very best Free To Attend Show ANYWHERE!!!!  I am hoping for a full house to welcome our amazing vocalists who will be giving of their time and talent to help raise needed dollars for our wonderful Theater on the WATERFRONT!!!!!  Can’t you  just feel the electricity in the air??  Scroll down just a bit to read the names of the fabulous participants I have assembled. 

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TAVERN N TOWN…. Be seated by 6:30 pm and enjoy all entrees at $19.95.  Daily happy hour drink prices are 2 for 1 till 7 pm…. T n T always caters to the Locals!  Delish food, great music, lovely spot…
SUN SUN AT CASA MARINA…. Has daily Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm….
HMF SIDECAR at CASA MARINA….open 6 to midnight… Happy Hour from 6 to 8 pm….tapas style menu features lighter fare.
CAFE SOLE…..20% off for Locals from 5-6:30 pm….
PIER HOUSE… offers a 2 course delish menu from 5 to 7 pm…only $24.
THE SHOR…. offers a sunset & waterfront dinner for locals…. $20 entrees, 1/2 off select wines and free entree on you Birthday…ID required.   

All you great Aqua Idol WP Fans… and you are LEGION…. Hear ye.. Hear ye!!!!  I am proud to announce the following who will be singing their hearts out for our esteemed Waterfront Playhouse!   Drum Roll Please!!!!  Those who will wow you week after week are ….. BRIA ANSARA…..BOB WOOD… GAYLA MORGAN …. HERB MILLER…..  SARAH DORRANCE…. JON HERNANDEZ …. MIKE RIDGEWELL … VERA GRIGOROVICH … TREY FORSYTH … STEPHANIE WISE … SAIAN DASHANIMAER .. CALEN DAVID TOMASZEWSKI …SARAH PERKINS ……MARIA ‘MOUKA’ NOVAK …LUKE FOX …..CHARLII CLARK….. This is a fabulous mix of voices, ages, personalities…. some are known in our community…. and some brand new faces… each person is committed to help  the Waterfront Playhouse…. and you are all in store for a great show/concert every single week!  Mark your calendars.!!!! You will NOT want to miss a single Wednesday!!!!!  Laurie Thibaud will be our Emcee…. Kimball Ingram will be in the Sound Booth….. and our first Celebrity Judge will be Tom Thayer, the Waterfront Playhouse Artistic Director!

**WORLD PREMIER OF “GLASS” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE… JAN.16 .. Lower-priced Preview nights are Jan. 14 & 15…..Opening night is Jan. 16 with party in the Sculpture Garden…..Talk back with author after the Friday, Jan. 17 show…

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

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

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

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

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 15….Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.On Jan. 22 it is Rob DiStasi…..

“GLASS” OPENS IN PREVIEW AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE…JAN.15…. This riveting drama is a World Premier and you will NOT want to miss!  Get tix now at or call 305-294-5015.  Preview night tix are lower-priced….. 

“LIFE SUCKS” AT RED BARN JAN. 15-18 THIS WEEK…. Get tix for this delightful comedy at 305-296-9911 or go to  

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

MARJORY LEE, JAN. 15.. …From 5 to 8  pm, Marjory is at Ram’s Head South…. (Must say that we are not happy that Terri White and Larry Baeder have been eliminated from the Ram’s Head Roster on Wednesday!  But on the good side, Terri will be able to do guest spots at Aqua Idol for the Waterfront Playhouse now!!!!

GREEN PARROT, JAN.15 & 16….Grass Is Dead at 5:30, 9 pm and 11 pm……

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

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP.. JAN.15,22,29…..MadHouse at 1128  Simonton St… show is at 8:30 pm.  go to  

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 15…. James King III at the piano from 5-7 pm.   

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 15,22,29… 5 pm, Tony Baltimore entertains… 6:30- 11 pm, Raven Cooper…..

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN.15 ,22,29… Din Allen performs from 6 to 10 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA,  JAN..15 – 18….Scott Kirby and Caffeine Carl entertain at 5 pm…. 9 pm, The Massacoustics!!!

LATEDA, JAN.15….  The fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…. in the Lounge!!!!  Randy Roberts performs at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN.15..Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm…Victoria Horne, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith, & Joe Dallas and Co.  at 8 pm….821 Duval St…. 

**’TALLEY’S FOLLY, JAN. 15-18 THIS WEEK…. The FRINGE Theater presents this award-winning play in the Back Room at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….This is a poignant  love story of second chances…Directed by Mathias Maloff, in his debut… and stars the luminous Lauren Thompson and versatile Ross Pipkin…. 7 pm….

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY, JAN. 15….7:30 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre on Stock Island….5901 College Rd….Hear the acclaimed Symphony for one night only….Get tix now at

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

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

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

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO …. Bob Bowersox and Theatre XP on the delightful Classics of Comedy Show recently at the Studios!  Everyone had a great, fun time!  Congrats to all the actors who gave us some hilarious moments and lots of laughter all night long!  ALSO…. Congratulations to  the Studios recent production of the three Mini Operas…..with special thanks to Stephen Kitsakos for his direction and involvement.  What a unique and special evening for all who attended!

LUANN GROSSCUP ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK!!!.. ‘FLIGHT: An American Pilot’s Story of Adventure, Descent, and Redemption’, by local author and friend, Luann Grosscup and Capt. Neil Hansen has been released!!!  It is one man’s aviation story (Neil Hansen), within the context of CIA covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.  This real-life very riveting story will take you right where all the action took place during this very challenging time in history.  Presently, the book is available at, in either soft cover or kindle.  
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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  There are special perks to being on the lists!!!!  One of the perks is having your name in KONK Life on the day of your Birthday!   
PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers……..BUCKY MONTGOMERY. …John Baird. ….Michael Thomas … the family and friends of Dan Holloran and Joseph Faron….Picorelli….Sophie Phillips ….Barbara Brant….. Jim Hall ……. Sissy McDoanald….. Genevieve Isaksen ….Kathy Elias …Ann Marie Adriani… …..John Behmke …..Sandy Abookire ….RE Frechette . ….. Donna Barnett….….Sharron Mondo… Maggie Domski …….Len Stevens  .…. Rick Elias ….Joe McMurray …George Kling …..Mary Larkin …..Mike Stallard and wife,  Kelly …Robin Deck …Paul Cotton….. Carl McMackin ….John Gadonniex…  Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams .. ….. Fred and Judi Stevens …Fred Lima ….Nancy Lima …Maryann Barth…..Georgia ….Jon Traut…….… …Bella Rettenwander ……Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer….….Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen  …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson ….Noreen Collins….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Maggie Domski ….… Peter Deksmith …Bill Lodermeir …Betty & Jack Darst……Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …. Anne McKee …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree ……. Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear … Kent Gater….Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.   Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for.  Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for.  Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving.  We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man.  Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things!  Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

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

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

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

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

I LOVE KEY WEST!  Oh yes I do!!!! Yes I do!!!  But there are some things that I sorely miss about this wonderful place.  I don’t like to dwell on what was loved and lost…. but  if someone were to ask me if there were things I missed about Key West, this is what I would say ….. In no particular order… I miss….. Fast Buck Freddie’s on Duval, and those amazing window displays, and  Tony Falcone, Mary Jo, and Jeffrey Grosky welcoming you with open arms……. The Rusty Anchor…. The Keys Piano Bar (miss it madly!)….. Finnegan’s Wake (and Fiona singing there!!)…. Pisces Restaurant ….. Broadway Three Ways at Lateda…. Atlantic Shores….. Half Buck Freddie’s … the piano bar at the Pier House….  the piano at the Rooftop…. being able to go to the Top of the LaConcha especially when all the Royal Poincianas are blooming…. the Lighthouse Cafe…. Michael Stewart & Square One…. the Dueling  Piano Bar…. Debra & Patrick appearing anywhere in Key West….. Kwest, with Bobby playing at that teeny piano, and all the nuns with napkins on their heads singing ‘Climb Every Mountain’ along with Larry Harvey!!!!…. Opera restaurant…..the Epoch ….. These are just a few of my misses from this Mrs.  What are yours?  (By the way… the piano that used to be at the Pier House and the Rooftop is now holding court at Little Room Jazz Club…. thank the good Lord!!!!  It has found a ‘home.’!!!!!!)  

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU….If the police arrest a mute…. do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?


CRAIG CATES TOWN HALL MEETING, JAN. 16….Cates will host this meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5:30-7 pm….at the Bernstein Community Center on Stock Island….All invited to hear him and chat with him about concerns and issues and working together.  Will not be televised   

WALK ON WHITE, JAN. 16….Make sure you visit all the galleries, shops, etc. open for the monthly Walk On White St.  Visit the Harrison Gallery at 825 White St.  They always have unique and fabulous exhibits!  6-8 PM….features many wonderful artists! 

LATEDA, JAN.16….. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm…. Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN. 16…Peter Diamond & Co at 8 pm… 821 Duval St.

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET, JAN.16,23,30….10 am to 2 pm… Lots of vendors, food, baked goods, pickles by the Pickle Barons, flowers, etc.  Free to attend….
TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 16 & 23.. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas will entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 16… Nancy 3 Hoffman from 5 to 7 pm.  Jimmy Olson is back on Jan. 23 & 30.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 16,23,30… Joe the Show at 5:30-9:30 pm. 

BEREAVEMENT MEETING EVERY THURS. JAN. 16,23,30….If you have lost someone dear and are having a difficult time with it all…there is help available.   Meeting at 7:15 pm every Thursday at the Klaus Murphy Center at St. Mary Parish on Truman Ave.  All welcome.  You are not alone.DROP IN PAINT CLASSES, JAN. 16,23,30….Renown artist, Jim Salem teaches this class at Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar…. 9:30 am …MM17.. 1/2 hour demo and then a painting session until 12:30 pm.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY……I am so thankful to have been enjoying 2020 thus far!!!!  I am grateful for all my Aqua Idol Participants who are giving of their time and talent for the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!  I am so thankful for all my readers and those who have been so kind to me through the years.  I want to give special thanks to the following who have touched my life very specially in the last two weeks….. Stephanie Wise…. Sally Stevens …. Alison Teal & Sam Brown…. Willa Brown… Michael Mewshaw … David Talpasz …. Stephen Kitsakos….. Mary Ellen Beattie… John & Maribell Maschal …… Bobby Nesbitt ….Jimmy Olson… Howard & Cyndy Livingston…Kathy Russ…. Bunnie Smith … Gayla Morgan….  John McDonald & Tom Thayer…Bert Whitt & Dennis Beaver… Keith Dempster… Gail Lima…….and Bob…… always Bob!!!!

COMEDY KEY WEST, JAN. 16,17,23,24,30,31…. Every Thursday & Friday….. Doors open at 7:30 pm….Showtime is at 8 with local comics…Headliner is Andy Kern on Jan. 16 & 17…. at 8:30 pm…. ALL hilarious….Go to  Locals get a great discount.  Tom  Dustin headlines on Jan. 23 & 24….  Patrick Garrity is on Jan. 30 & 31.

ISLAND DOG, JAN.16,23,30….. Karri Daley performs 6-10 pm….505 Front

TROPIC CINEMA CINEMATHEQUE SERIES, JAN. 16… at 6:30 pm…..416 Eaton St…. On Jan.16, it’s ATLANTICS at 6:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 16 & 23…. Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….6:30-11 pm, Cool Duo…..

INVITATION FOR WOMEN GOLFERS, JAN.16,23,30….18 holes..Ladies Golf assoc.  All skill welcome.   every Thurs at KW Golf Course on Stock Island…  You can join any time…season ends on April 30, 2020.  Call Audrey at 312-590

WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL….JAN.16,23,30… The KW Women’s Flag Football League plays from 7 to 9 pm each Thursday at Bernstein Park, 6551 5th St., Stock Island. Call Diane for info at 305-896-8678. 

****’GLASS’ OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN. 16-FEB. 1….This is the World Premier of this new play, by Michael Aman.  Get tix NOW at 305-294-5015 or go online to  This play is about a fictional encounter by two legendary figures of the American theater… Tennessee Williams, a young playwright beginning his career, and Laurette Taylor, a famous actress facing the end of hers.  Meeting backstage before the opening of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, an unopened bottle of Scotch is found in her dressing room igniting sparks as they are both challenged to face down a common demon.  Can they come together to create a night that will live in infamy, or will their fragile confidence shatter like the fine crystal glasses in their hands?   Starring Merry Jo Cortada as Laurette Taylor and Tim Torre as Tennessee.  He last was seen on the Waterfront Stage in ‘Sex With Strangers’.  Michael Bush directs…Michael Boyer, set design.  It will be a wonderful evening of riveting theater for sure!!!!  There is a gala opening night party after the show!  On Jan. 17 there will be a talk back with the author after the show.

“LIFE SUCKS” AT RED BARN, JAN. 16-18…. Get tix at or call 305-296-9911.

“TALLEY’S FOLLY” JAN.16-18 …. The Fringe presents this drama…. last few days to see this special play…. go to or call 305-731-0581.  At the KW Theater Back Room at 512 Eaton St.

KICK OFF PARTY FOR  ANNIVERSARY OF ANNE MCKEE ART AUCTION, JAN. 16…. The 25th anniversary of this auction will take place on Feb. 12.  The Kick Off Party is at The Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White St…… from 6 to 8 pm, during Walk On White St.  You can view this year’s art work to be auctioned

CARRIE NEWCOMER AT STUDIOS ON JAN. 16….This singer-songwriter, poet & author will perform at 8 pm….533 Eaton St….members get $10 discount in advance only.   

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

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

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

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1)  Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Ram’s Head South (formerly Blue Macaw)… 4-7 pm… $3 drinks including well, beer and wine…and half price apps that are delicious!!!!!!!and entertainment all day…. 3)  Boathouse 4-6 pm half price on all drinks and apps one side of menu…4) The Grand Café, 5-7:00 pm…1/2 price wine, cocktails and beer and half priced appetizers… 5) The Saint…. 4:17-7:14 pm… half price drinks and special priced small plates 6) Little Room Jazz Club…. Reduced prices on food and drinks…. Plus sit around the piano bar at 5:30 pm….. 7)  The Raw Bar….4:30-6:30….

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOKS BY ME…. For what it is worth, I just loved two books I recently read…. ‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’ by Claire Lombardo and ‘The Dutch House’… by Anne Patchett.  Hoping they are both made into movies…. And speaking of movies, I loved “Little Women’…. It was wonderful from start to finish!!!!

“GLASS” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ….JAN. 17 & 18…. You do not want to miss this dynamite drama!!!  Get tix at or call 305-294-5015.  Play ends on Feb. 1….

FRINGE PRESENTS “TALLEY’S FOLLY’, JAN 17,18… Last two days to see this lovely play….. 7 pm at KW Theater, 512 Eaton St… Back Room Theater….

“LIFE SUCKS”….JAN. 17 & 18…. The Red Barn presents this show….319 Duval St.  Great cast….a new take on Chekhov!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF ON JAN. 17…..Michael McCloud from noon to 5 pm…. Ross Brown Duo starring Chuck Fox and Dave Herzog, from 6:45-11 pm. 

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN. 17,24,31… Entertainment from noon to 3 pm.  KARRI is at Island Dogs at 505 Front St. with Joe the Show from 6 to 10 pm….

SALUTE ON THE BEACH, JAN.17.. Skipper along with Tim Mayer, Chris Burchard and Gary Rivenson…5 pm..   

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN.17…..Libby York will perform  at 8 to 11 pm…. 821 Duval St…  Also, Libby will be there on Jan. 31…. With Libby will be Chris Burchard, Joe Dallas and Mark Rose.  

SALSA DANCE LESSONS WITH  LUCY & FRIENDS, JAN. 17…and Every Friday….7-9 lessons & dancing…. Wed. at 7 pm lessons…. ALL levels… Lucy loves newbies!  $10….Drop in class…no partners needed!!!

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN. 17,24,31… Noon to 3 pm…. Karri is at Island Dog  from 6 to 10 pm on Jan. 3,10,17,24,31….

CHUCK FOX AT AMERICAN LEGION, JAN. 17,24,31….Dance the night away with the great music of Chuck Fox…. 7 to 10 pm… every Friday. ….
Located on College Rd. by the Golf Course!  Fun…

TRASH FOR TRANSIT PROGRAM, JAN.17,24,31….Every Friday… The City of KW Utilities Dept. & Transit Dept. are teaming up…all are invited to volunteer to help clean up various areas in Key West every Friday Morning…all participants will get a 24 hour City Bus Pass as a thank you… This is part of the Keep KW Beautiful Program.  Meet at 8 am… coordinator, Dee Dee Green will be there to instruct….  Jan 10, Meet at Eaton St. in front of the Restaurant Store.  For more info call DeeDee at 305-809-3776.

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 17, 18, 19…..It’s Xperimento at 5:30, 9 and  11 pm…only at 5:30 on Sunday.

GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 17,24,31…. It’s Michael Robinson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.  If you want a good seat get there early!!!  Eric Haley is often there with his great vocals!!!  People pay big bucks to see talent like this…. Michael puts on a mini Carnegie Hall Concert every week!  Amazing!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 17, 24, 31……Mike Naughton performs 5:30-9:30 pm.    

COMEDY KEY WEST…JAN.17,24,31…. Doors open at 7:30 pm…. Local comics perform at 8 pm…Headliner at 8:30…ALL hilarious!!!!  Go to for tix and info…locals get a nice discount.  At the BottleCap at 1128 Simonton St. 

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

WALKING TOURS, JAN. 17,18,24,31,….Every Friday and Saturday … This tour features former homes and fave haunts of well known KW writers.  Tours start at 4:30 pm on Fri. and 10 am on sat.  Meet at KW Library, 700 Fleming St……and finish on Greene St… Reservations…call 305-293-9291…Guides are the very handsome Scott Burau and the adorable Sarah Goodwin.

LATEDA,  JAN.17…..  3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm… Randy Roberts performs at 9 pm in the Crystal room….

MARJORY LEE, JAN.17,24,31…. From 1 to 4 pm Marjory is at Sunset Pier….From 5 to 8 pm, she is at the Gates Hotel!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN , JAN. 17,24,31….Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF…JAN.17 & 18…Michael McCloud at noon to 5 pm…  The  Happy Dog Band at 6:30 to 11:30 pm 

FROM A WOMAN’S HAND ART SHOW…JAN. 17….A Juried Art exhibit featuring only women artists of the FLA Keys…. at Custom House at 281 Front St…  Members time is 5:30 pm….Public Time is 6 to 8 pm….

KEY WEST HOME TOURS, JAN. 17 & 18…..For tix and information go to  

TOMMY CASTRO & the PAINKILLERS AT KW THEATER, JAN. 17…. Go to the website of for tickets.  8 pm… 512 Eaton St. 

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

MUSIC CONCERT…JAN. 18…’Early Music Key West’, will present “Dances & Divisions..A Wind Player’s Delight”… a performance  of Medieval and Renaissance music, at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 401 Duval St….Features Priscilla Herreid on recorder and Shawn & Grant Herreid playing early strings and winds.  Tix available at the door or on

15TH ANNUAL FLA KEYS SEAFOOD FEST….JAN. 18 & 19….  11 am to 8 pm on Jan. 18….Two day admission is $5.  Sat. at 11 am…. Great Food and music all day long…..Bayview Park on Truman Ave….The Shanty Hounds perform  at….1 pm,…..The Coconut Victrola perform…..3 pm, Myles Mancuso…. Final band is Erasmith, an authentic look and sound-alike Aerosmith Tribute Band… Jan. 19, 11 am to 5 pm….. On Sunday, the Three Amigos perform at 11 am…. Happy Dog at 1 pm…. followed by Fairweather Friends, old- fashioned rock with Island vibes….  This is always a great KW Event!!!!  Lots of delish food and booths to sample really fresh delicious fish!!!! 

HAVANA TROPICANA: AN EVE OF LIVE MUSIC & DANCING, JAN. 18….Come all you dancers out there!!! Lucy Carlton & her dancers will perform…. Tony Yaniz will MC… and the only thing left is you to enjoy this fun night recapturing Old Havana and dance the night away.  At the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.  For tickets go to or buy at the door! 

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

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL,  JAN. 18,25…. Bobby Green performs from 5 to 7 pm… 

KARRI DALEY AT LOOSE CANON…. JAN. 18,25…. at 217 Duval St…. from 10 am to 1 pm… 

MARJORY LEE ON JAN. 18,25… Marjory is at Lagerheads from 12:30- 3:30 pm and from 11 pm to 2 am, she is at the Irish Oak Barrel Lounge on Southard St.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN…. JAN. 18,25….10 am to noon every Saturday at 705 Palm Ave… for info call 305-292-5993.

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 18, 25. ..The fab Bobby Nesbitt performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN. 18…Nick Norman from noon to 4 pm…..Karri Daley  from 5:30-9:30 pm.

LATEDA, JAN.18.. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm….. Christopher Peterson performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON, JAN. 18…”The Greatest Love of All” starring Belinda Davis as Whitney!!!!  8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre.  Get tix at   

MAYOR’S BALL ON JAN. 18…. I believe this event is sold out!  We will be there to celebrate the wonderful  MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON!!!! 

NATIVE PLANT SALE ON JAN. 18…..At The KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island….9 am to noon…..5210 College Rd. 

SPEAKER SERIES AT TROPIC FOREST  & GARDEN, JAN. 18….Karen DeMaria, Urban Forester for Key West will speak at the Toppino Nature Chapel…theme is “The New State Tree Law & Its Impact Related Tree Commission Permitting & Mitigation in the City of KW”.  1:30 pm at 5210 College Rd…. $5 for non members and Free for members.

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

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

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

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

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

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

OLD STONE CHURCH, JAN. 19….  The talented and beautiful KARRI DALEY will be performing  at the Old Stone Church…  to start your week with some marvelous and soulful music.. at 600 Eaton St..9 to 11 am.  Time to listen, learn and find inner peace and love.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… JAN.19….Any Mayo entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm…Barry Cuda & the Sharks perform….  8 pm-11 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St.   

LATEDA, JAN.19,26…Tea Dance at 4 pm…. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge.

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

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  JAN. 19… Turner Harrison from noon to 4 pm… …..Nick Brownell from 5:30-9:30 pm!!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 19,26…. Rob DiStasi is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON JAN. 19…Dr VonHilsheimer at 2 pm…

GREEN PARROT, JAN.19…Jazz with Mike Emerson, Skippo,  Gary Rivenson and Mark Rose…1 pm….5:30, Xperimento.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN….JAN. 19,26… Every Sunday at 705 Palm Ave….. 10 am to noon!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 19 & 26….Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…. 6:30-11 pm, Island Time  Duo….

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 19 ..5:30- 8  pm…..Jodyrae Campbell and Friends entertain!!!!….On Jan. 26, it’s Libby York and Friends. 

LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE, JAN. 19-23..Phil Sampson performs every Sunday thru Thursday from  6 to 9 pm at this great restaurant!!!   

IMPROMPTU CONCERT ON JAN. 26… For info go to   On Jan 26 it is the Trio Gaspard., violin, cello and piano trio….4 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Duval St.

DAVID BROMBERG AT KW THEATER, JAN. 19… For tickets go to  512 Eaton St.

NPR’S FROM THE TOP, JAN. 19 ONE NIGHT ONLY….7 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre.  Live recording events of NPR classical music show will feature  special lineup of hosts….Hosted by Elena Urioste and Peter Dugan.  Get tix at

TIBETAN MONKS ARRIVE, JAN. 19-25….For info and schedule of events go to or email

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE GALA ON MARCH 8…..Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of  this esteemed theater…. 8 pm… starts with a champagne reception with hors d’oeuvres…  followed by a Musical Presentation celebrating decades of Music heard on the Waterfront Stage…. and then a lovely dinner and dessert in the Courtyard…. $150. per person…. open bar…. a formal affair….a night to remember!  Tickets NOW on sale at 305-294-5015 or online at  

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN.20…. James King III at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

DUELING BARTENDERS, JAN.20,27…. Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 5:30-8 pm… Ric Dery hosts and always has a great special singer to sing ‘Duels’ with!!!!! 711 Duval St.  A KW happening!!!

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY LECTURE, JAN. 20…. Author Julie Zickefoose will discuss her book, ‘Saving Jemima: Life and Love with a Hard-Luck Jay’….about her experience rehabilitating an injured Blue Jay.  6 pm at The Tropic Cinema.  On Jan. 27, it is Phyllis Rose, literary critic and biographer who will discuss her recent bio, ‘Alfred Stieglitz: Taking Pictures, Making Painters.’

TROPIC CINEMA CLASS SERIES…JAN. 20…. See SINGIN IN THE RAIN on the big screen…. 6:30 pm….On Jan. 20, it’s REAR WINDOW!!!!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 20… James King II performs from 5 to 7 pm

DRUNK SPELLING BEE ON JAN.20,27…. At Mary Ellen’s on Appelrouth Ln….Wild, wacky and wickedly fun!

LITTLE ROOM ON JAN.20…..Malathi performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Larry Smith and Christine Cordone perform at 8 pm…. 821 Duval St…. 821 Duval St 

LATEDA, JAN. 20,27…. Ronnie Lovely and James King III at 8:30 pm in the Lounge!!!! 

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 20 & 21….Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm…. Zack Seemiller, from 6:30-10:45 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JAN. 20..Scott Kirby at 5 pm….. Myles Mancuso & Friends at 9 pm…. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN.20,27… The Bahama Boys perform from 5:30-9:30 PM… 

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 20….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm…

****BOBBY IN THE LOBBY CONCERT…JAN. 20 & 21…. Tix are nearly sold out so act NOW for this wildly fabulous and popular EVENT in Key West.  The sensational Bobby Nesbitt presents a brand new show, THE SONGS OF HAROLD ARLEN & JOHNNY MERCER….Joining Bobby will be the ultra marvelous Carmen Rodriguez…and the legendary Danny Weathers, returning from Palm Springs for his lone Key West performance in 2020!!!!  An additional treat will be the presenting of some never-before songs written by Mercer, discovered by Key Wester,  Ellen Steinenger, in a collection of  memorabilia her late father-in-law had in a storage box… a complete script, book of lyrics, real unknown and undiscovered treasures.  Some of these songs will be performed during the Concert!!!  VERY Exciting stuff!!!!  Get tix NOW at  If tix are sold out, make sure you put your name on a waiting list as some people run into problems making a show and they turn their tix in….

FIONA MOLLOY PERFORMS FREE CONCERT, JAN. 20….The sensational Fiona Molloy has been on hiatus for nearly two years (and boy, do we miss her!!)…She is teaming up with Terry Wetmore to present a FREE concert  at Venture Out in Cudjoe Key…in the Pavilion at 7 pm.  It is a gated community.  If you would like to attend, Fiona needs to know your names so she can leave them at the security desk.  There will be no food or drink being sold… just bring or grab a chair… and enjoy some wonderful music during what Fiona is calling “a live practice session.”.. If you can attend contact Fiona at

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

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

***”GLASS” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN.21-25 THIS WEEK…Get tix NOW for this marvelous World Premier Play gracing the Waterfront Stage…. go to 305-294-5015 or go to


***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB , JAN. 21…50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!! Coffee Butler  entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm….Larry Baeder & Bill Blue perform from 8 to 11 pm…. Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!! 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 21…. Nancy 3 Hoffman is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm at 526 Angela St….

SMOKIN TUNA, JAN.  21…. Scott Kirby at 5 pm….Charlie Miller at 9 pm… 

VIRGILIOS, ON JAN.21….9 pm… Skipper, Tim Mayer, and perhaps, Raven Cooper!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 21..Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas entertain,  5 to 9 pm in the lounge. 

“MOYNIHAN” AT TROPIC CINEMA, JAN. 21….This documentary about Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, will be shown at The Tropic….Hosted by Richard Eaton.  Champagne reception at 6 prior to 6:30 screening.  416 Eaton St.

LATEDA, JAN.21…. The Fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm… Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 21 & 28…. Gary Hempsey from noon to 5 pm…. Tom Taylor from 6:30- 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  JAN. 21…. Nick Brownell performs from 5:30-9:30 pm….

THE GALLEON, JAN. 21,28… Marjory Lee performs from 6 to 9 pm…great music and sunsets!!!!

‘LIFE SUCKS ‘  AT RED BARN, JAN. 21-25 THIS WEEK….Runs thru Feb. 8…. Director is Joy Hawkins with great cast…David Black, Aaron Duclos, George diBraud, Jessica Miano-Kruel, Karl Stahl Caroline Taylor and Susannah Wells….Get tix at 305-296-9911 or go to  

4TH ANNUAL CONCH REVIVAL PICNIC ON JAN. 21…The KWAHS invites you to this event…Great Events caters with Isle Cook to prepare a heritage dinner by Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman….6 to 8 pm on grounds of KW Lighthouse on Whitehead St…  $45 for members and $55 for non.  Kids under 12, free.  Go to for tickets.

TODD SNIDER AT KEY WEST THEATER, JAN. 21….. 8 pm at 512 Eaton St…..

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

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

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

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…. The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance.  Proceed, and a light will dawn and shine with increasing clearness on your path.  Keep faith… even in the dark!!!

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

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

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

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

FOSTER HOMES WANTED….Wesley House Family Services is seeking families in the community interested in providing a home to children in the foster care system.  Classes begin Wed., June 12 at 99451 Overseas Hwy. in Key Largo. 

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

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

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

TROPIC CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..For info call John at 305-295-9493 or go to  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
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REEF RELIEF….For info call 305-294-3100.
NEED A DJ?….Call Jimmy Jamz at 305-923-7401 for great entertainment and music at your function or party!!!
STAR OF THE SEA OUTREACH MISSION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To help with the food pantry on Stock Island….This mission serves hundreds of the community’s needy operating Mon-Fri.  Call Donna at 305-407-5967 for info.
SHAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…Southernmost Homeless Assistance League has begun serving an evening meal each day at the homeless shelter with food from the Soup Kitchen….Volunteers are needed to help.  For info call John Miller at 502-876-5092.

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Capricorns are terrific company and are known for their wonderful sense of humor. They are also the perfect person to turn to in time of any crisis. Anyone who has enjoyed a good laugh with a Capricorn will want to come back for more. One of a Cap’s greatest strengths is learning from experience. They know how to turn a bad mistake into a valuable lesson. And that is important, as it is a rare Capricorn who goes through life unscathed. Most have their crosses to bear, but they usually grit their teeth and get on with it. This endurance and sticking power stays with them through life. Capricorns do have a tendency to be a tad pessimistic…seeing the glass half empty rather than half full. They often have a feeling that something awful is just waiting to happen, and if their fear comes true, they can become quite depressed. They are often fearful about the future and they need sympathetic listeners so they can unburden themselves. Reputation is very important to Capricorns. They want to be seen in a good light at all times by everyone. They often dress quite formally, as though they would let themselves down if they wear anything too casual. They tend to wear blacks and grays rather than bright colors. Another Capricorn bonus is that they never seem to age. Other signs will age, but the reverse seems to happen to a Capricorn. In fact, they seem to get younger right before your eyes. They mellow, learn to relax, and by the time of old age, they can make teenagers look positively boring!
In love, Caps always want to give a good impression and seem in control. On the surface they may appear to be calm and collected but they aren’t nearly as emotionally unruffled as they seem. Deep down they are extremely shy and vulnerable. Their feelings are easily hurt, and they will distance themselves emotionally from people as a form of protection. Caps are not noted for their demonstrative affections and they are very shy about expressing their feelings. The thought of rejection is appalling to them. Thus they shy away from scenes and close relationships, as they do not want to get hurt. Though Caps can be quite solitary creatures, they benefit from being in a loving relationship. Caps have a very traditional view of long-term relationships, believing that the man is the breadwinner and the woman should stay and take care of the house. Nevertheless, despite all of these issues, they can be hot stuff in the boudoir. The best signs for a Capricorn are Aries, Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn!!!
In career the Capricorn shines! They strive to be taken seriously by the world and their job is a way to prove themselves..and they devote lots of time to it. Life is often a struggle for a Cap until at least the 30th birthday….when things become easier and their careers begin to soar. They are quite ambitious and harbor secret plans to go right to the top. They are a valuable member of any work team…they can be relied on as they have a strong sense of duty….they may be chained to the desk long after everyone else has gone home….and they are often Workaholics! Career paths they find appealing are big business, dentistry, medical field, civil service, and government work. Even though it may be lonely at the top, they will manage beautifully.

1/15…..Karri Daley…..Steve Andres…Eric Teves…..Sheila Taylor…Alexander Hunt…Sophia Peranteau …Kay Breslin…
1/16…Rebecca Tomlinson…Michael Fatica……Mary Haffenreffer …..Sally Galbraith…Joe Shaw…Diane Strong..(Please remember Richard Crooks and Fran Ford.)
1/17…Blake Hunter…John McDonald….Karen Lockwood…..Scott Hall…..Ron Stadnik…Paige Dillow …..(Please remember Mabel Paul.)…
1/18….Jennifer Cornell……Eric Dean Davis…Carol Blaha Frac… Lenny Bornino …..(Please remember Tim Wegmen.)
1/19…Kathy Haymaker…Nikola Czerny…Michelle Dravis…Roger Harmon …..
1/20….Clayton Beattie…Stacy Ortiz…Gina Karr… Linda Curtis…Stephen Selka……Coreen Adamany.. ….Dave Fronheiser …..Steve Richardson …Nancy Boyce…Nancy Norris….(Take time to remember Gladys Rybicki and Joy Peck. )

1/8… Jean & Joe Thornton
1/10… Christopher & Liv Shultz
1/11…..Roberta DePiero & Reef Perkins…Teresa & Jim Wallace…Mark Buczak & Jon Grimm.
1/12….Virginia & Taylor Doebler
1/14….Bob Pracher & Jan Gebhart….
If you are one of those Capricorns, please let me know if any of the above description pertains to you in any way. If you receive my blog and are not on these lists, please send me your info to, and I will gladly add you. We send love and best wishes to all celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries during this time period.

Love to you, Lynda

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