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DEAR READERS…Can’t you  just feel the electricity in the air???  There is great buzz about the Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol beginning on Jan. 22!  I have some amazing vocalists  who are giving of their time and talent for our esteemed theater…hoping to raise needed dollars!!!  Details are below….

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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.

All you great Aqua Idol WP Fans… and you are LEGION…. Hear ye.. Hear ye!!!!  I will be  producing this Event again ….. but there will be a MAJOR  change!  Mark your calendars…. for years we have presented it on Tuesdays…. but not this coming season.  It will be held on Wednesdays instead…. for many really good reasons!  We will start on Wednesday, January 22, 2020…6:30-8:00 pm…. It will run through the end of March…. Ten weeks of superlative entertainment ….OUR Aqua Idols are always highly anticipated events…. I am extra thrilled with the lineup I am getting together this year!!!!  Arguably, it will be the very best group of vocalists ever!!!  I will be revealing the fabulous vocalists on Jan. 15!!!! 

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…

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.   

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN..8&15….Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

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. 8.. …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.8….The EClaires at 5:30… Ukulele night at 8 pm.

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

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN.  8….Nina Newton performs at the piano from 5-7 pm.   

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 8,15,22,29… 5 pm, Tony Baltimore entertains… 6:30- 11 pm, Raven Cooper…..

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 8,15 ,22,29… Din Allen performs from 6 to 10 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA,  JAN.8-11…..Neal Elder entertains at 5 pm…. 9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends or Buzz!!!!….

LATEDA, JAN.8….  The fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…. in the Lounge!!!!  

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN.8…Karen Heins from 5:30-7:30 pm…Victoria Horne, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith and Co.  at 8 pm….821 Duval St…. 

**’TALLEY’S FOLLY, JAN. 8-18…. 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… stars Lauren Thompson and Ross Pipkin…. 7 pm….

KEY WEST AUDUBON SOCIETY SPEAKER, JAN. 8….6:30 pm at the KW Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.  Speaker is  Dr. Doug Mader, wild life photographer and vet.  Theme will be ‘Wings Over the Serengeti’ and will include bird and wildlife images from his recent African trips.    FREE and open to anyone interested.

FULL MOON KAYAKING, JAN. 8….The Fla Keys Wildlife Society hosts this excursion around No Name Key from 4:30-6:30 pm…Top reserve call or text 305-872-7474.

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

**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. 

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 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.  This will help the building fund of the new

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

USED CAR NEEDED….  My friend, Georgia, is looking to purchase a car… preferably a station wagon or SUV…. If you have one to sell, or know someone who is selling a car, please contact her at 305-304-7850.  Thank you very much! 

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU…. He had a photographic memory…. but it was never fully developed.

LATEDA, JAN.9….. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm…. Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

COLLEGE VIP SERIES, JAN. 9….The College of the FLA Keys will present talk by historian, Peggy Macdonald, at 7 pm in the Tennessee Wms. Theatre.  The subject is “Florida’s Female Pioneers’….$5 at the door.. free for students.  5901 College Rd. on Stock Island.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN. 9…Peter Diamond & Co at 8 pm… 821 Duval St.

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET, JAN.9,16,23,30….10 am to 2 pm… Lots of vendors, food, baked goods, pickles by the Pickle Barons, flowers, etc.  Free to attend….Note that the Market will take place in front of the Ingham Ship Museum because of the Pole Vault Contest.

MAYOR CARRUTHERS HOSTS TOWN HALL MTG., JAN. 9…..Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers hosts a Town Hall Mtg. from, 5:30-7 pm at the Harvey Govt. Center in KW.  All invited to learn more about the FEMA Flood Maps, the Bertha Street Project, the future of Higgs Beach, Sea-Level Rise, affordable Housing, the Cow Key Channel project and the Senior Center, among other initiatives.  If you can’t attend, it will be broadcasted live at
www.monroecounty-fl-gov.mctv and on U-Verse channel 76 and At&T channel 99.
TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 9,16,23,30…Bobby Nesbitt & Carmen Rodriguez entertain  from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 9… Nina Newton performs from 5 to 7 pm.

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

BEREAVEMENT MEETING EVERY THURS. JAN. 9,16,23,30….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. 9,16,23,30….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 enjoyed a pretty darn good year…and I am glad to face a new decade!!!!  I will be brave and try not to weaken!!!  I am so thankful for all my readers and those who have been so kind to me through the years.  I want to give very special thanks to those who went out of their way to make our Christmas Merry…..Thanks again,  in no particular order to…..Stephanie Barnow, Michael Pelkey, Patrick Hayes,  Nancy Moulton, Diana Davis, Christopher Peterson, Bobby Nesbitt, Michael Mulligan, Trey Forsyth, Maribell & Johnny Maschal, Kevin Melloncamp, Scott Mason, Mary Lynne Price, Margot Price, George Fernandez, Tom Greenwood,  Sally Stevens, Rob Zadkovich, Paul & Pam Vereb, Kate Miano, Libby York, Tom Thayer, John McDonald, Jimmy Olson and Lance, Mary Ellen & Clayton Beattie, Billy Cartledge, Jim Hall, Kate Regan , Ken Silverman,  Jennifer Stevens, Peter Vishton, Michael Robinson, Eric Haley, Phil & Terri Wilson, Jim Argoudelis, Dan Ward,  Donna & Kevin Gallagher, Vera Schiff, Jane Dawkins, Stephen Kitsakos, Rosi & Jeff Ware,  Susie & Brian Savitch, Maggie Domski, Dianna Sutton, Lucy Barker, Kristin Larkin, Melissa Hudak ….love you all and thanks is not enough for how great you made me feel during the holidays!  And most of all….thanks for my husband Bob!!!!!

COMEDY KEY WEST, JAN. 9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31….  Doors open at 7:30 pm….Showtime is at 8 with local comics…Headliner is at 8:30 pm…. ALL hilarious….Go to  Locals get a great discount.  Michael Palascak  headlines on Jan. 9… Ali Macofsky is on Jan. 10.  ….

**MAYOR’S BALL, JAN .18…. Note that this event was sold out on the first day it was announced…which tells me how beloved MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON is!!!! 

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 9…The Tim Carter Band at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm…. 

ISLAND DOG, JAN.9,16,23,30….. Karri Daley performs 6-10 pm….505 Front

TROPIC CINEMA CINEMATHEQUE SERIES, JAN. 9….See “The Two Popes” at 6:30 pm…..416 Eaton St…. On Jan.16, it’s ATLANTICS at 6:30 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 9…. Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….6:30-11 pm, The Mike Nash Duo…

INVITATION FOR WOMEN GOLFERS, JAN.9,16,23,30….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.9,16,23,30… 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. 

**THEATRE XP..”CLASSICS OF COMEDY”..JAN.9-11…. 3 nights only… Presented at The Studios at 533 Eaton St. by Bob Bowersox and Theatre XP…Pure hilarity with some of the Keys’ top comics recreating comedy sketches from the Golden Age of Comedy….stars Mathias Maloff, Pony Chavrat, Tony Konrath, Susannah Wells, JT Thompson, Don Bearden, Bob Bowersox, Meldoy Moore, Tammy Shanley, Karl Stahl and Donna Stabile….   Tix can be bought at or call 305-296-0458.

KWAHS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES…JAN. 9…. Guest will be Seth H. Bramson…theme is “The FLA East Coast Railway: For 125 Years America’s Speedway to Sunshine”… 6 pm at the Custom House, 281 Front St.  $5 for members and $10.  for Non.  Get tix at www, 

****’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!

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.

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….. 

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!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF ON JAN. 10…..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. 10,17,24,31… 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.10… Skipper along with Tim Mayer, Chris Burchard and Gary Rivenson…5 pm..   

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN.10…..Libby York will perform  at 8 to 11 pm…. 821 Duval St…  Also, Libby will be there on Jan. 31….

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN. 10,17,24,31… 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. 10,17,24,31….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.10,17,24,31….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. 10,11,12…..Albert Castiglia at 5:30, 9 and  11 pm…only at 5:30 on Sunday.

GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 10,17,24,31…. 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!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 10……Joel Rush from noon to 4 pm….Karri Daley from 5:30-9:30 pm…   

COMEDY KEY WEST…JAN.10,17,24,31…. 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…JAN. 10 &11, AND 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. 10,11,17,18,24,31,….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.10…..  3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…Christopher Peterson performs at 9 pm in the Crystal room….

MARJORY LEE, JAN.10,17,24,31…. 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. 10,17,24,31….Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF…JAN.10&11…Michael McCloud at noon to 5 pm…  The Southern Drawl Band at 6:45 to 11 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 AT KW THEATER, JAN. 17…. Go to the website of for tickets.  8 pm… 512 Eaton St.

****CLINTON CURTIS REVIEW….  It was a LOVE IN at the Clinton Curtis One Night only concert at the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!  It was truly one of the best musical shows ever on a Key West Stage!  The audience roared with applause and cheers for Clinton… one of the most talented persons EVER to come out of Key West!  Clinton has grown into the consummate musician, singer and entertainer!  It was a presentation of some of his fabulous Original compositions along with some of his favorite numbers.  All those there shared something very special on January 4th….His accompanying musicians were all superb….and his guest singers, the luminous Lauren Thompson and the debonair Randy Roberts were both outstanding!  The good news is…if you missed Clinton’s show on Saturday, he is planning to return again next year to present a show in Key West…. and hopefully on the Waterfront Playhouse Stage!  We must admit, we didn’t know what to expect, but his show exceeded all expectations!  

**LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…JAN.11….8 pm at Little Room Jazz Club at 821 Duval St… a great night of jazz with Harry Schroeder, Jerry Seeco, Mike Emerson, George Hemund, Claire Finley, Les Dudley and Skippo!!!!

****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 about to happen 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 Larry (or whomever the pianist will be)… 

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL,  JAN. 11,18,25…. Bobby Green performs from 5 to 7 pm… 

THE STUDIOS PRESENTS ‘BUBBA’S FABLES’..JAN. 11….A FREE live theater event for kids of all ages at the Truman Waterfront Park Playground.  Showtimes are at 10 am, 11 am, and 3 pm…. Pny Charvat and Juliet Gray have adapted Aesop’s Fables to beloved stories featuring KW history and characters.  

KARRI DALEY AT LOOSE CANON…. JAN. 11,18,25…. at 217 Duval St…. from 10 am to 1 pm… 

MARJORY LEE ON JAN. 11,18,25… 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.

MOVIE NIGHT AT AMERICAN LEGION, JAN. 11….Movie will be at 7 pm at 5610 College Rd.  Movie shown is “The Peanut Butter Falcon.”  Free and open to public.  Food and drink available to buy.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN…. JAN. 11,18,25….10 am to noon every Saturday at 705 Palm Ave… for info call 305-292-5993.

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 11,15,22,29. ..The fab Bobby Nesbitt. performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN. 11…Nick Norman from noon to 4 pm….. Dan Harvey from 5:30-9:30 pm.

LATEDA, JAN.11.. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm….. Randy Roberts performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN.11….  Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm….Zack Seemiller  from 6:45-11 pm…. 

POLE VAULT CONTEST, JAN. 11….The KW High School Track Team will benefit from this Pole Vault in Paradise competition…. 9 am at the Truman Waterfront Park.   On Jan. 10, A BBQ picnic will precede the contest from 4:30-6:30 pm and a pancake breakfast will take place from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Jan. 12…. For info go to

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR OFFICE?  JAN. 11….This is a workshop for those thinking of running or who are interested in campaign leadership in the 2020 election.  Half day workshop at The Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel at 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  8:45 am… will offer a full schedule of topics like fundraising, budgets, messaging, speeches and debates, marketing and paperwork…Speakers will be elected officials from Key West and Monroe County as well as experienced campaign veterans.  $25 in advance… Details at…..

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

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

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

OLD STONE CHURCH, JAN. 12…..  The talented Melody Cooper will be back in town  to start you week with some soulful music…at the Methodist Church at 600 Eaton St..9 to 11 am.  Time to listen, learn and find inner peace and love.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… JAN.12….Any Mayo entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm…Barry Cuda & the Sharks perform….  8 pm-11 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St. 

LATEDA, JAN.12,19,26…Tea Dance at 4 pm…. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge.

LITERARY SEMINAR FREE FINAL SESSION ON JAN. 12….2-5:15 pm at San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St.  Presenters are Buzz Bissinger, Daniel James Brown and Billy Collins

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN.12,19,26….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. 12… Oren from noon to 4 pm… …..KARRI DALEY from 5:30-9:30 pm!!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 12,19…. Rob DiStasi is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON JAN. 12…Nick Brownell  at 5 pm…..Sheldon Benton at 9 pm….

GREEN PARROT, JAN.12…Jazz with Mike Emerson, Skippo,  Gary Rivenson and Mark Rose…1 pm….5:30, The Heavy Pets…

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN….JAN. 12,19,26… Every Sunday at 705 Palm Ave….. 10 am to noon!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 12….Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…. 6:30-11 pm,Last Mango Duo….

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 12…5- 7:30  pm….Peter Diamond and Friends entertain.  On Jan. 12 it is Scott Marischen & Friends….On Jana. 26, it’s Libby York and Friends. 

LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE, JAN. 12-16…Phil Sampson performs every Sunday thru Thursday from  6 to 9 pm at this great restaurant!!!   

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS BEGIN ON JAN. 12….Handsome and talented violinist, Blake Pouliot, one of Canada’s most promising young artists will perform at St. Paul’s Church at 4 pm.  For info go to   On Jan 26 it is the Trio Gaspard., violin, cello and piano trio….

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 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!!!! 

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….From 6 to 9 pm at the home of Kris & Mark Serbinski….Cliff Cody entertains…. go to

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN 13…. Nina Newton at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

DUELING BARTENDERS, JAN.13,20,27…. 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 THE KW LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES…JAN. 13….Multi-award-winning poet, author, screenwriter, academic, journalist,  etc., Rowan Ricardo Phillips, will discuss his latest book, “The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey’.  It chronicles the 2017 year on the Men’s pro tennis circuit from the Australian Open to the US Open… special talk of the rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (my favorite)!!!!!  All Tennis fans will enjoy Phillips and relate to his own love for the game.  This will be held at The Tropic Cinema. 416 Eaton St. at 6 pm… Seating starts at 5:40.  Free and first come first served (excuse the pun)!!!!

TROPIC CINEMA CLASS SERIES…JAN. 13…. See SINGIN IN THE RAIN on the big screen…. 6:30 pm….On Jan. 20, it’s REAR WINDOW!!!!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 13… James King II performs from 5 to 7 pm

DRUNK SPELLING BEE ON JAN.13,20,27…. At Mary Ellen’s on Appelrouth Ln….Wild, wacky and wickedly fun!

LITTLE ROOM ON JAN.13…..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. 13,20,27…. Ronnie Lovely and James King III at 8:30 pm in the Lounge!!!! 

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 13….Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm…. Dave Richards, from 6:30-10:45 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JAN.13 and 20..Scott Kirby at 5 pm….. Myles Mancuso & Friends at 9 pm…. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN.13,20,27… The Bahama Boys perform from 5:30-9:30 PM… 

TRIVIA NIGHT TO BENEFIT FKAHS, JAN. 13….At Off the Hook Restaurant at 920 Caroline St….Doors open at 5…competition at 5:30.  Register team of four in advance at  Cost is $20 for team and each team has its own table.  There are single seats for bar seating at $5 per person.Happy Hour at Off the Hook is from 4-6 pm.  

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 13….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm…

‘PLAYS OUT LOUD’… JAN. 13….6 pm….The Fringe presents this chance to read a play out loud….at the Back Room at KW Theater, 512 Eaton St…. It will be  Lux Radio Play, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’… FREE to attend and participate.  To get a script email  

****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

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” OPENS IN PREVIEW AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN. 14&15 … These two days are lower-priced preview nights to see this World Premier!  Get tix online to  or call 305-294-5015.  The Grand Opening is Jan. 16, with an gala after-party and a talk-back with the author!!!!

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB , JAN. 14…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. 14…. Nancy 3 Hoffman is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm at 526 Angela St…..

SMOKIN TUNA, JAN. 14 & 21…. Scott Kirby at 5 pm….Charlie Miller at 9 pm… 

VIRGILIOS, ON JAN. 14….9 pm… Skipper, Tim Mayer, and perhaps, Raven Cooper!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 14..Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt entertain,  5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, JAN.14,21…. The Fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm… Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 14…. Gary Hempsey from noon to 5 pm…. Island Time Duo from 6:30- 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  JAN. 14…. Nick Brownell performs from 5:30-9:30 pm….

THE GALLEON, JAN. 14,21,28… Marjory Lee performs from 6 to 9 pm…great music and sunsets!!!!

‘LIFE SUCKS ‘  OPENS AT RED BARN, JAN. 14….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  

SINBAD AT KW THEATER, JAN. 14….  At 512 Eaton St….. Get tix at  …. 8 pm.  Hilarious!

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.

***’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.

**’THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’ ONSTAGE 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…. Believe there are no limits but the sky!  See your own unlimited potential!!!

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS BEGIN ON JANUARY 12…..A wonderful line up of stunning musical geniuses will be featured this coming season.  Mark Your calendars for Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23,  March 8 and March 22.  All concerts will be presented at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St. at 4 pm.  Tix are $20 at the door the day of show. Season tix are available as are sponsorship opportunities.  For more info go to  

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
***TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE ANNOUNCES EXCITING 2019-20 SEASON…. FEB. 14… Mandy Patinkin in Concert…. Musical Star, Mandy is also one of my faves…. Have seen him in Falsettos, Evita (won Tony for Che), and he has starred and is starring in many TV shows… MARCH 12…. ‘The Color Purple’…fabulous musical…saw it two years ago on Broadway….March 21…. The Choir of Man…..9 handsome blokes who sing, dance and will knock your socks off!!!!  Other non-producer shows announce….Jan. 25…. Kristen Chenoweth (Broadway legend)…. Feb. 17… The Jersey Boys (always a favorite!)…. March 6 The Peking Chinese Acrobats…. March 28, Motown with a Twist (Dancing with the Stars)… May 5… One night of QUEEN!!!! (If you saw it two years ago you can only hope it is the same group who blew us away!!!)  More shows will be announced throughout the year!! 

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. 

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… 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  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
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.

1/8….John Hammond….Bonnie Bajko…Maureen Ryan….Barbara Ruper ….Marissa Fowls ….(Please remember Milly Ashmore and Elvis Presely.)
1/9… Tevis Wernicoff…..Stuart Woods…..(Please remember Neal Harman.)
1/10…..Michael Boyer……..Barbara Crespo…..Greg Policastro…Mary Lou Hoover…Mary Piszker…Bruce Paterson …..Rob Rey …..(Please remember Mary Jo DaSilva and George Maurer…)
1/11…..Nancy Campbell ….Agnes Varis… Alex Hall….Jeffrey Schmitt ….(Please remember…..Ed Knight and Kathy Cawley…)
1/12…..Mary Grusin…Lynne Vantriglia…George Beshire …..Luis Febo….
1/13…..Bob Arnold…Carlos Hoy…Jim Wallace…Devon Reimers…..Kristie Reilly.
1/14…Linda Beach…Michel Appellis…Jessica Geide… Jason Borchik …
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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