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HALELLUJA!!! IT’S GOSPEL NIGHT AT AQUA IDOL!!!

 MARCH 12 THRU MARCH 18 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

 

HAPPY MARCH 12 BIRTHDAY TO….JANICE ELWELL… PAT WEST… MICHELLE GRAHL…TERRI SPOTTSWOOD …MATTHEW HELMERICH … DEE JOHNSON… BOB BOWERSOX…REV. LARRY HOOPER….. EUGENE ROBINSON….GERRI CICCHINELLI… (Please remember great good friend, JACK COLLINS!!)

 

MASS FOR JACK COLLINS ON MARCH 12….At Noon, at the Basilica of St. Mary on Truman  Ave., the Mass will be offered for the memory of Jack Collins, the wonderful late husband of my dear friend, Noreen Collins.  Please try to be there to attend and hold close to your hearts the special memories of Jack!!!

 

**IT’S GOSPEL NIGHT AT AQUA IDOL ON TUES., MARCH 12…..There is certainly a lot of electricity in the air!  It’s because tonight, it is Tuesday and Tuesday is AQUA IDOL Night for THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!! Come one and all to 711 Duval St. from 6:30 to 8 pm!  It is the very best FREE-to-Attend Show in town….A MOST wonderful group of big-hearted singers with superb voices, are volunteering their time and talent to help raise needed dollars for the esteemed Waterfront Playhouse! Our STARS tonight are are… JOE TRIPP…VICKY ROWDEN…JOHN BAIRD…CHUCK FOX…JIM SPEAKE ….ROBBY LE BLANC. ….VERA GRIGOROVICH… …KARRI DALEY  …LUKE FOX …. Sadly we had to say goodbye to the wonderfully talented, DORA GHOLSON last week!!!  If you want your fave singers to remain in the contest, please add some extra $$$ to ascertain that they will be there next week.  Read below how you can donate online if you cannot attend.  Word has gotten around town about how terrific everyone is so you best come early enough to hear each singer perform and to get a great seat….  We are hoping you will not miss a single Idol and will support these generous talents and our Playhouse. This week, at the start of Idol, Laurie is going to Auction a chance to be a Guest Judge with Tony and Me!!  This honor will go to the Highest Bidder!!!!   Then, the ‘winner’ will be able to put his/her winning donation into the bucket of the contestant of their choice!!!!  You do NOT want to miss!!!!!  By the way, we are going to ‘try’ to fit in two songs per singer this week, and the next two weeks after.  NEXT week, March 19, singer/entertainer, HOWARD LIVINGSTON is the Celebrity Judge, and he is fabulous and will definitely perform that night and get everyone going!!!

 

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

 

JIM CAMERON PASSES AWAY ON FEB. 25……One of our long-time friends in Key West, Jim Cameron passed away suddenly last Monday night.  We had just seen Jim and his wife, Cindy, at Tavern ‘n Town, where we were to listen to Bobby Nesbitt entertain.  We had a nice conversation and we talked about March 9th being their 34th wedding anniversary.  Two days later, he was gone….. so very very sad.  For many years, he and Cindy were in charge of the Ushers at Tennessee Williams Theatre… and they were recognized for the great job they did.  Oddly, we met Jim and Cindy listening to Bobby Nesbitt when he performed at the Pier House some 20+ years ago.  Jim came up to us, introduced himself to us, and welcomed us to Key West.  It was fitting that the last time we saw Jim, was around Bobby’s piano!  We shared many an evening around Bobby’s piano in many different venues around town.  He was also Jammin’ Jim on one of the local radio stations.  He will be greatly missed by Bob and me and the entire community.  You can send messages of sympathy to Cindy Cameron at:  1561 Narcissus Ave.  Big Pine Key, FL 33043.  There will be a Memorial Celebration to honor Jim’s life being planned for March 25 at a private home in Key Haven.  If you are interested in the details and information please contact Donna Gallagher at 732-977-9116 or email her at donna5751@verizon.net.  I also understand there is a Memorial for Jim at a church in Big Pine Key on March 23 but do not know the details. 

 

WILD WEST GALA ON MARCH 8TH… I predicted that it would be the most fun party of the year…. And it really truly was!  It was over the top Fabulous!!!!!  The Armory was transformed into a scene out of a Western Oater!  Congrats to Mary Lynne Price and her fab crew who did such an outstanding job!  There were great appetizers, an Open Bar, and a full dinner too…. a scrumptious smorgasbord of delicious ‘VITTELS’  …. presented royally by the Elwell Family and the Iron Chefs!!!  The Western costumes were amazing and put everyone in a party mood…. Thanks to ALL who attended and shared in the fun while giving your support to our Theater.  Thanks to EVERYONE who bid big bucks on our Silent Auction!  It was great fun to Welcome so many great new people to this “event of the year!!!”

 

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

 

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

 

****YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN IS A HIT!!!!!…MARCH 12,13,14,15,16 THIS WEEK!!!  This  smash Mel Brooks musical, opened on Feb. 28 at the Waterfront Playhouse and it is selling out every night!!!  RUN don’t walk…to reserve your seats for this marvelous production, by calling 305-294-5015… or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org!  We were there on opening night and you would think you were seeing a Broadway show in NYC!!!   Congrats to Artistic Director, Tom Thayer, who did a great job of directing and of choosing the very best cast ever….Stars are ALAN GILLESPIE, JEFFREY HARWELL, MARJORIE PAUL SHOOK, BELLE JAMPOL, KRISTEN MICHELLE, ROSS PIPKIN, JOHN MCDONALD, JACK AGNEW, MATTHIAS MALOFF… BRAEDEN GARRETT, DJ MILLS, LAUREN THOMPSON, CAROLYN COOPER, AND JACKIE MADEJSKI.  They are all amazing!  The singing, dancing, (choreography by Penny Leto & Carolyn Cooper), musical direction by Michael Fauss, and a magnificent set design by the brilliant Michael Boyer…plus fabulous costumes….. to say nothing of the great comic timing and non-stop laughing throughout…. You will LOVE every minute!  BRAVO!!  BRAVO!!!! We can’t wait to see it again on March 13 and Closing Night, on March 23.   YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN runs thru March 23….YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS HILARIOUS MUSICAL AT THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!  GET TIX NOW!!!  Don’t we ALL need a good laugh????        

 

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!! 

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

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

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

 

TAP CLASS ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 20…. Actress/singer/dancer… Triple Threat, Kristen Michelle is in town starring in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Waterfront Playhouse…  While she is here … she will be offering a TAP DANCING CLASS for all ages and all levels of dance…. Wednesday morning, 10:30 to 11:30 AM AT Coffeemill Dance Studio, 804 White St.  The class runs until March 23…. $17 per class.  You can pay by the week.  If you are interested send an email to Penny Leto at coffeemilldance@aol.com or just show up and have a great time and a good workout!    

 

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

 

CONGRATS TO BOBBY NESBITT… It is no secret that Bobby Nesbitt and I are great friends!  I want to take this time to let you know that Samuel’s House has recently named Bobby as a Man of Valor… He will receive this prestigious award, along with other wonderful and deserving persons, Penny Leto, John Correa, Jodyrae Campbell, Alan Beaubien, Dianna Sutton, Cyndy Livingston, Maureen Dunleavy, Capt. JR Torres and David Wolkowsky on March 28 at the Marriott Beachside Recognition Dinner….. scroll down to March 7 to read how to get tix for this event!!! 

 

CONGRATS TO PERRY ARNOLD!  A large crowd was there for the unveiling of the spectacular Throne that sculptor, Perry Arnold created from the massive Black Olive remains after it was felled by hurricane Irma.  It is quite spectacular indeed!  You can visit this masterpiece at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island!!    

 

TAVERN N TOWN… March12,19,26,… Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas   perform from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MARCH 12&13…. Scott Kirby performs at 5 pm…..Dynamo at 9 pm. 

 

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 12….noon to 5 pm, Gary Hempsey…6:30-11:00pm… Fuel On Fire…..…. 

 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. MARCH 12,19,26….Happy Hour starts at 5:30 pm…Larry Smith is every Tuesday…… PM it is Larry Baeder and Bluesday… an intimate eve with Larry and friends…. 8:30-11:30 pm… now serves full bar and food  too!  821 Duval St…. Be there!   

 

VIRGILIO’S ON MARCH 19….9 PM, It’s the Chris Thomas Trio… What fun it is to have Debra & Patrick back home in Key West!

 

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO EVERY TUES., MARCH 12,19,26….6:30 pm at 5610 College Rd.   

 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, MARCH 12….Wine Class, 6-7:30 pm…. RSVP at 305-294-2661.. at 526 Angela St.  ON MARCH 19…Valerie Elam will be at the piano from 5-7 pm. 

 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MARCH 12…. Dan Harvey performs from 5:30-9:30pm…

 

LATEDA, MARCH 12…  The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm….Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.   

 

LAST WEEK TO SEE*RED ‘TENDERLY’, AT RED BARN MAR.12-16 THIS WEEK… ..….This is the poignant story of one of America’s greatest stars, Rosemary Clooney… told thru story and music….It stars Kim Schroeder Long and David Black…musical direction by Jim Rice.   We saw this show and enjoyed it very very much!  Long does a great job of assuming the life of Clooney, who had a deeply troubled and challenging life.  She takes us on her personal journey through song and by connecting with the various important people in her life, all played by the brilliant David Black. We become privy to the sadness and angst that Rosemary Clooney went through all her life.  I kept thinking of that saying, ‘Laughing on the outside…and crying on the inside.”  That was Rosemary Clooney!  You also find out about segments of her life that you knew nothing about….I recommend that you get tix for this show that runs through March 16…at 319 Duval St….for tix go to www.redbarntheatre.com or call the box office at 305-296-9911. 

 

WINE CLASS AT THE GARDENS, MARCH 12…..6-7:30 pm at 526 Angela St…. Must RSVP at 305-294-2661… limited room.           

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

FKSPCA HAS BRICK PROGRAM….This is a special’ buy a brick and have it inscribed with a special name and message’ that will be placed on the walkway of the new Animal Shelter…a great gift for someone very special.    For more info go to www.fkspca.com.  Bricks are $250 each.  This will help the building fund of the new FKSPCA Shelter…..To complete and furnish the bldg., $700,000 more dollars are needed.  You can engrave this brick with a permanent memory…honor a family member, someone special…or a beloved pet.  You can order a brick online by going to www.orderabrick.com.  You might have to put those in manually.  Or you can call 305-294-4857. 

BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Need a realtor in town?  My husband BOB FRECHETTE IS YOUR MAN!!!!  He has been with the marvelous Compass Realty ( NOW Keller-Williams Compass) for 19 years …Give him a call at 305-304-2584!  Email him at rfrechette@bellsouth.net.  He is the BEST! I promise!!!!  Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!!  He will have only your best interests at heart.

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

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

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

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

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU….The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground. 

 

HAPPY MARCH 13…BIRTHDAY TO…KRISTEN MICHELLE… PETER RYSMAN … RYAN KEISER … BARBARA BOWERS… PETER BATTY JR…. LARRY O’CONNOR … MINOO BILLIMORIA…(Please remember dear Bob Leiby.)                                                    HAPPY ANNIVERSASRY TO….. DIANE & PETER STRONG!!!

TAP CLASS AT THE COFFEEMILL…MARCH 13,20…and every Wed. for the next 2 weeks… The fab Kristen Michelle teaches this fun class at 10:30 – 11:30 am…. At 894 White St…. nice facility….all levels welcome…. Kristen makes it lots of FUN!!!  Only $17 per class…..great exercise!

‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ IS A HIT!!!  MARCH13-16 THIS WEEK…. Get tix NOW for this fabulous show at The Waterfront Playhouse!!!  Call 305-294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org to reserve your seats!!!  A laugh a minute!

TENDERLY AT RED BARN….March 13-16 THIS WEEK…. Get tix for this lovely show about Rosemary Clooney and the important people in her turbulent and challenging life….tix at www.redbarntheatre.com or call l305-296-9911. 

AUTHOR TALK ON MARCH 13….Andrea di Robilant will discuss his 2018 Hemingway Bio, “Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway & His Last Muse”…6 pm at the KW Library at 700 Fleming St.   FREE and open to the public… seating limited.

LIBBY YORK & BOBBY NESBITT AT BERLINS, MARCH 13,20,27… This fab duo performs from 7 to 10 pm at 700 Front St….at A & B Lobster House…. Great venue!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES…March 13-16 THIS WEEK….The fab Dave performs Wed. thru Sat. every week at 8:30 –midnight at 700 Duval St… He rocks the place!!!!!

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

THE GREEN PARROT, MARCH 13&14….The Red Elvises at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MARCH 13…….Happy Hour with Jimmy Olson at 5:30 pm….8:00-11:30 pm….Ladies Night at….821 Duval…Now a full bar and food too!  On March 20, it’s the CRZB’s at 8 pm…..

LATEDA, MARCH 13&20…. The Spectrelles in the Lounge at 8:30 pm. ..Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

VINOS ON MARCH 13….Wine Bingo, 7:30-9:30 pm…. 810 Duval St.  $1 per card…

TAVERN N TOWN, MARCH 13… Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

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

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 13, 20…Allen Holland.. at noon to 5 pm….Raven Cooper Duo at 6:45-11 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MARCH 13,20,27…. Din Allen performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

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

WINE BINGO AT VINO’S , MARCH 13….7:30-9:30 PM at 810 Duval St….$1 per card.

FRINGE THEATER PRESENTS, ‘THE CLEAN HOUSE’, MARCH 20-30….This will be at 7 pm at the Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Church…It is a concoction of real and surreal story lines that will take you on a fantastic journey that searches for meaning among life’s messier moments.  Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson and stars Diane May, Wende Shoer, Francesca Silva, Camille Toler and Tim Dahms.  401 Duval St…Tix are $35 and $45… get at www.fringetheater.org or call 305-731-0581.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY PARTY, MARCH 27….5:30-7:30 pm, at 513 Truman Ave….Awards presented for plein air and short story and poetry…. Cake and refreshments… $10 donations at door.            

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

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

 

HAPPY MARCH 14 BIRTHDAY TO….PETER BATTY SR… MELISSA INGRAM … TREY GERRALD… SCOTT HOOVER …PAUL KRUGER …PATRICK NEW … KIMBERLY TOMAI … JEFFREY MUIR … (Please remember Capt. Eugene Cernan.)

***”YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MARCH 14,15,16 THIS WEEK.. This is the Mel Brooks Musical that has everyone laughing hysterically all night long and even when you get back at home!!!  You are taken back to Transylvania to NYC….See all your fave characters… Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Alan Gillespie… Igor, Jeffrey Harwell…. Marjorie Paul Shook as Frau Blucher…. Ross Pipkin as the Monster….plus, Bell Jampol as Inga, Kristen Michelle as Elizabeth Benning….John McDonald, the Inspector…Jack Agnew, the Hermit… Mathias Maloff,, Ziggy…. Plus a sensational ensemble with Lauren Thompson, Braeden Garrett, DJ Mills, Jackie Madejski, and Hailey Daigle!!!  Great production numbers….constant laughing…. Come to the Waterfront Playhouse and PUT ON THE RITZ!!!!! GET TIX NOW for this sensational production that runs through March 23!!!!!  Go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015!!!!!  This will be a SELL OUT!!!!

***HEAD’S UP ON SAMUEL’S HOUSE ANNUAL WOMEN OF INTEGRITY/MEN OF VALOR EVENT HELD ON MARCH 28…..  This is quite a special evening and a chance to recognize people in our community who have gone over and above the call of duty to give freely from their hearts….  Those being recognized in various categories are BOBBY NESBITT…JOHN CORREA…. CYNDY LIVINGSTON …JODYRAE CAMPBELL … ALAN BEAUBIEN … PENNY LETO …DIANNA SUTTON … MAURENN DUNLEAVY…. CAPT. J.R. TORRES….DAVID WOLKOWSKY…  You can honor any or all of them by attending this annual recognition dinner at the Marriott Beachside Hotel Ballroom. Event is at 6:30 pm….  Tix are $75 and include, program, sit down dinner, and cash bar…. Get tix by calling Tanya Leto at 305-296-0240…. Ex: 118…. Ask to sit at the person you are supporting’s table or to be placed adjacent to their table if their table is already filled.  Hope to see you there!

FARMER’S MARKET EVERY THURSDAY, MARCH 14,21,28….At Bayview Park…. Lots of great produce, flowers, crafts, etc.

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 14…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…,…. 6:45-11:30 pm, Sam Ramos & Chris Case….

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

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … MARCH 14….Happy Hour, 5:30 pm…Jazz Duo…. The Peter Diamond Trio at 8:00-11:30 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MARCH 14…….Rick Fusco performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

KARAOKE AT AMERICAN LEGION HALL, MARCH 14,21,28….From 7 to 10 pm at AMH on Stock Island…..Jerry Downs will be running the show!!!!!

THE GREEN PARROT, MARCH 14….Red Elvises at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS MARCH 14,21,28….If you are working your way thru the grieving process, there is support available…every Thurs. at 7:15 pm in the Klaus Murphy Center on the campus of the Basilica of St. Mary on Truman Ave.  All are invited to attend.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP… MARCH 14 & 15….Comics… will have you howling all night long… I know, we have become groupies! ….Every Thurs and Friday…. 1128 Simonton St.  Note that online, make sure you print the word LOCAL to get a great Local’s Discount.….ALL are hilarious and well-known comedians you do not want to miss.  PLUS, our Local comedians are hysterical and outstanding!!!!!  To get tix go online to www.comedykeywest.com.  March 14&15, it’s Ken Miller entertaining.

LATEDA, MARCH 14……3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge! Christopher Peterson is in the Crystal Room at 9 pm…

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

SMOKIN TUNA, MARCH 14,15,16…….Scott Kirby performs at 5 pm….Caffeine Carl & either the Buzz or Friends 9 pm.

***STARS OF THE NY CITY BALLET ON MARCH 14….8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre…You will see some of the truly great principal dancers from this prestigious Ballet Company….Get tix NOW at www.keystix.com

LUNCHTIME TENNESSEE WILLIAMS LECTURE, MARCH 14….Stephen Kitsakos will  discuss the playwright’s later one-act plays….at the Custom House at 281 Front St…. noon to 1 pm….

 

HAPPY MARCH 15 BIRTHDAY TO….GORDON ROSS…MARTHA ROBINSON … TANDIN … KATHLEEN PEACE … KENT HENRY … MICHELLE WISHMYER … DAVID FOREST… DAVID TROY FRANCIS… HEARTSONG MOORE…. TRICE DENNY … (Please remember Gregg McGrady.)                                                                                                         HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. TOM THAYER & JOHN McDONALD!

 ‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MARCH 15 &16 … Run, don’t walk to get your tix for this hysterical Mel Brooks Musical at the Waterfront Playhouse…. Runs through March 23…. Tix are flying out of the box office so… go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015….to reserve NOW!!!!

****THE TRUE SIT-AROUND- THE- PIANO –BAR- EXPERIENCE LIVES!!..MARCH 15… 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.!!!!  On March 8 you will have the unique and intimate opportunity to recapture those days of yore….sit around the 7 foot Knave 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)….Larry Smith will kick off this ‘event’ at 5:30 pm on March 8.  You will be able to enjoy the unassuming elegance of a bygone era!  Drink and food specials will be offered at these 5:30 pm Happy Hour soirees!!  We say Bravo!  And congrats to Wayne Larue Smith and Denis Hyland for resurrecting the Little Room Jazz Club and the mystique of the Authentic Piano Bar!!!!

TOM MAJORS TRIBUTE TO WOOD…ISLAND WOOD FEST….Go to www.tskw.org for a list of events and activities, classes, demonstrations, etc….. all with the WOOD theme! 

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

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

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

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

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MARCH 15….….Happy Hour at 5:30, with Larry Smith….Great Jazz every day…….The finest musicians in town ….8:00-11:30 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 821 Duval St.     

COMEDY KEY WEST, MARCH 15…. At 1128 Simonton at the Bottlecap…. Great comics every single week!!!!  Showtime is 8:30 pm…. Local comics warm up the crowd with amazing comed…. LOCAL online get a great discount….  Get ix at www.comedykeywest.com

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

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

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

GREEN PARROT, MARCH 15,16,17…..Shady Street Show Band at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm. .. at 5:30 only on Sunday.

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

LATEDA, MARCH 15,…3 Sum at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson is at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 15…Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….Last Mangoes Band 6:45-midnight ….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MARCH 15… Joe the Show….from 5:30-9:30 pm.

YOUNG DANCE COLLECTIVE EVE OF DANCE, MARCH 15….8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre…. Coffee Mill’s Young Dance Collective presents exerpts from the ballet Sleeping Beauty and original works too.…. Get tix at www.keystix.com.

PHILIP GREENE: AN EVE WITH TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, MARCH 15… 7 to 9 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….Come and sample Tennessee Williams’ and friends fave cocktails, presented by famed mixologist, Philip Greene…… get tix at www.kwahs.org/tickets … $35 for members and $45 for non-members. 

HOUSE TOURS, MARCH 15 & 16… A variety of unique homes are open for touring from 10 am to 4 pm…. Get tix at www.keystix.com.

VIV WINE BAR, MARCH 15…..300 Petronia St….Beaucastel Vertical… 6 pm…. ViV le bistro…#2  5 vintages to taste…tasting with bites… seating very limited…booking and prepayment required. 

**FLORIDA KEYS SPCA ANNUAL SPRING SOCIAL, MAR. 22….Tix now on sale for this very popular event!  At the KW Golf Club, 6450 E. College Rd….Music, dinner and a live auction and a massive silent auction….. Get tix at www.keystix.com.                

 

HAPPY MARCH 16 BIRTHDAY TO…KYLA PISCOPINK…PAMELA GASSER … JERRY JEFF WALKER … VIVIAN ZADKOVICH …                                                                HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. DEBRA DEAN & PATRICK LAWLER … LEDA & STEWART ANDREWS …KIM & JEREMY WILKERSON..

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

PLEIN AIR PAINTING CONTEST, MARCH 16…All Art levels are invited to participate in a plein air painting contest of the KW Library at 700 Floeming St. 9 am to 4 pm.

EARLY MUSIC PRESENTS A MUSICAL BANQUET, MARCH 16….5 pm at The Mary Chapel at St. Paul’s Church… $30 at the door… Concert will feature music from 17th century England, Italy, France and Spain, performed on authentic period instruments.  Ellen Hargis, soprano; Daniel Swenberg, lute, theorbo & guitar….David Douglass, violin.  For info email earlymusickw@gmail.com.  Post concert reception provided by ViV Wine Bistro.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MARCH 16….Happy Hour with Larry Smith at 5:30 pm… Entertainment at  8 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St.      

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

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

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MARCH 16… Nick Norman at 1-5 pm …Tony Baltimore from 5:30 to 9:30 pm….

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

BOOKS & BOOKS, MARCH 16….Book signing at The Studios, 533 Eaton St.   March 16,,11-1pm, it’s Betty Heisler-Samuels who will discuss her book, ‘The Last Minyan in Havana’….

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 16… Michael McCloud at noon to 5….Last Mangoes Band, 7 to midnight.

KW AUTHOR’S BOOK FAIR, MARCH 16… 10am to 2 pm….Presented by Sea Story Press….at the Oldest House at 322 Duval St….FREE to attend…. Book signings, readings, comp mimosas, wine & pastry… brilliant literary conversation, a beautiful day in the garden….INFO FOR AUTHORS:…$25 to participate … opens at 9 am for set up…some shared tables available…first come, first served or bring your own table. Make checks payable to Sea Story Press..major credit cards accepted.  Register online at www.seastorypress.com.  SUPPORT OUR MANY LOCAL AUTHORS!!!!

KEY WEST BURLSQUE, MARCH 16,23,30…. At Aqua Side Bar Back Room….. 8 pm… 504 Angela St…. Show’s theme will be ‘Let’s Misbehave’…. Tribute to the days of bootleg booze and dapper dandies…step into the 20’s with a twist!  Go to www.sidebarkeywest.com for tix.   

NATIVE PLANT SALE & SPEAKER, MARCH 16….9 to noon at the KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden….161 species being sold….many sizes to choose from….  From 1:30-2:30 pm, Abbey Weiss will be in the Toppino Chapel to sepak on Beekeeping in the Keys….  Free for members and $5 for members.  5210 College Rd.

HALEY,MULLIGAN, ROBINSON..SINGING IN THE 60’S..MARCH 23 & 24… This is always a magical and wonderful eve of musical entertainment by these three handsome and very talented performers, Eric Haley, Michael Mulligan and Michael Robinson!!!  At 8 pm in the Tennessee Williams Cabaret Theatre…. Get tix at www.keystix.com

BUNCO PARTY FOR VETERANS, MARCH 23….The Catholic Daughters invite ALL to attend…. 2 to 4 pm at the Klaus-Murphy Center…Cost is $10… silent auction and 50/50 raffle too.  Proceeds go to support the Patriot Service Dogs.  At St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish.

ANNUAL KEY WEST EQUALITY CELEBRATION GALA, MARCH 30…. 5:30-8 PM AT Little White House … 111 Front St….To attend & reserve your tix, RSVP call 305-304-5126 or go to www.equalityflorida.org/keywestcelebration.  Music by Terri White …. Food and open bar….Mayor Teri Johnston will be honored for her endless work to protect people of discrimination of any kind…

 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY/MARCH 17 BIRTHDAY TO…SCOTT PRIDGEN … LUCY BARKER … DAVE TALPASZ … SUSAN KENT …CHRISTOPHER SANTRY …ED KRANE … LAURIE BREAKWELL … GARY WALLACE ….(Please remember Bob Rybicki!)                                      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….PAM & CLAYTON LOPEZ… ANNE O’SHEA & BRIAN QUATTRINI…..MARTI & KIP LARSON…. CAROL & TOM RATCLIFFE…

***GRAND PIANO MARATHON AT THE STUDIOS…MARCH 17…. This is a MOST unique event to benefit HUGH’S VIEW at the Studios at 533 Eaton St!!!!  Enjoy the music of 18 of Key West’s most fabulous Pianists…. Starting at 1-1:30pm, with the suave and debonair, Bobby Nesbitt…. each pianist will play approximately one half hour…. Bobby will be followed by Larry Smith…and thereafter, it is Harrell Odom, Dave Bootle, Mercedes & Sophia DaSilvia, Andrew Diaz, Jimmy Olson, Stephen Kitsakos, Frank Wood, Megan Clay, Michael Robinson, Ann McFarland & Tim Peterson, Barry Cuda, Stephen Sagman, Nancy  Hoffman, Roberta Jacyshyn and Bill Lorraine!!   This event is $20 and you can attend any or all pianist’s performances….  Or you can come and go….The event benefits the Studios Visual Rooftop Terrace and Performance Space…called HUGH’S VIEW after the beloved father of Jeffrey Ware..  delish food , snacks beer, wine and cocktails will be on hand for purchase.  The sponsor for this event is FF King Larry Blackburn….  Get tix at 305-296-0458, at www.tskw.org or at the door on March 17.  All you Leprechauns celebrating St. Patty’s Day will get to hear some Irish tunes too…and celebrate the memory of one of the most darling Leprechauns ever, HUGH WARE!!!!!

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, MARCH 17….The KW Sax Quartet, consisting of Mark Rose, Les Dudley, Georges Hemund and Donna Deforrest will perform this week …. 9 am to 11 am ….Located at 600 Eaton St….next to the United Methodist Church …. great coffee, conversation, and soulful sounds on Sunday morning.  Listen, learn and start your week in a good way!!!

IMPROMPTU CONCERT ON MARCH 17….4 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Duval St….Featured will be the Amernet String Quartet….Tickets $20 at the door or in advance at www.keystix.com

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

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MARCH17,24….Andy Wescott & the Local Boys.. 9 pm.

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MARCH 17… It is the Raven Cooper Quartet with Skipper Kripitz , Marty Stonely, & Bubba Lownotes… from 5:30-8pm, new time. On March 24 it’s Libby York and Friends….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MARCH 17….Happy Hour at 5:30 with Larry Smith…. Barry Cuda & the Sharks..…. 8:30-11:30 pm … at 821 Duval St…. FULL bar now and food too!!!

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

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MARCH 17… Turner Harrison from 12:30-4:30 pm… and from 5:30-9:30 PM..….

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 17… Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….. 6:45-11:00 pm …Charlie Raggs and his Lucky Charms.

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

THE GREEN PARROT….MARCH 17… Mike Emerson and Jazz noon to 5 pm…

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

KEY WEST THEATER, MARCH 17… Bret Michaels… go to www.thekeywesttheater.com for tickets….. limited tix left…

 

HAPPY MARCH 18 BIRTHDAY TO…FLOWER CONROY … SANDY SUJAK… NATE JANIS… ANNE REIN …MARY THIXTON….                                                               HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. JUDY & SKIP DAVIS!!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB MARCH 18….The long-awaited Little Room Jazz Club is  open …..  Now a FULL Liquor License and Food to order….. Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!!!  Larry Smith Jazz Jam…. Lots of great musicians and singers participate….great fun….reminiscent of when Larry played at The Pier House.

SMOKIN TUNA, MARCH 18,….5 pm, Brian Sutherland….….Blue Monday and Caffeine Carl and the Buzz at 9 pm…

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FILM, ‘BOOM’ ON MARCH 18.. shown at the Tropic Cinema 416 Eaton St. 6:30 pm….. stars Liz Taylor and Richard Burton…. On March 25, it is SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH with Paul Newman and Geraldine Page….

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

DUELING BARTENDERS, MARCH 18,25… Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. … Ric Dery along with a special guest singer, entertain while serving drinks…. 5:30 to 8 pm… always great fun!!…

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

SCHOONER WHARF, MARCH 18….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… Island Time Duo, starring Chuck Fox, Aqua Idol contestant..and Dave Herzog!!!!  6:45-11:00 pm…

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MARCH 18,25…. The Bahama Boys 5:30-9:30 pm

LATEDA, MARCH 18…. Ronnie Lovely in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

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

THANKFUL ON MONDAY…. I give thanks for all the vocalists who will be performing on Tuesday and singing their hearts out for the benefit of the Waterfront Playhouse!!!  I give thanks to all those who will be there on Tuesday to support our singers and our Theater!!!!  Hoping to see you ALL at Aqua Nightclub, March 5 at 6:30 pm!!!! In addition, I give extra thanks for these special persons who have touched me in special ways this week….the entire cast and crew of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN….to very giving and caring people….George Fernandez, Sam Trophia, Kevin Melloncamp, Kate Miano, Richard Hatch, Alison Teal, Suzanne Washburn, Chris Elwell and Family, Stephanie Hellstrom, Mary Lynne Price, Lynn Kaufelt and Hands On, Eddie Goldstein, Kelly Norman and KW Theater, Libby York, Bobby Nesbitt, Christine Cordone, Lucy Carleton, Jim Salini, Carol Wightman, Amy Bondurant, Jimmy Olson, Paul Murphy, Stuart Kaufman, Ed Swift, Bunnie Smith, Ralph DePalma, Drew Wenzel & Mike Mosi, Gill Roderick, Phil Amsterdam, Paul & Pam Vereb, Maria Sharpe, Kate Regan & Ken Silverman, Mark Rossi, Leda Andrews, Susan Puskedra, the Zabars, Christopher Peterson, Schuyler Brown and Kevin Assam, Kelly Norman, Ken Weschler, Kristin LoGerfo, Peter Glicklich, Mary Ellen Beattie, Lance Harvey,Karen Beauprie, Dan Metzler, Jedd Dobbs, Rebecca Tomlinson, Penny Leto, Wayne Larue Smith, Dan Cocco & Jim Salem, Fred Greenberg and June Hudson, Reef Perkins,Laura Richardson & Salt Gallery, Maria Wevers, & Grand Café, Marybell & Johnny Maschal,  Mark Rossi, Carol Tedesco, Love In Bloom Florists,  Ed Goldstein, Paradise Tennis, Gina Karr, Mandy Miles,  Cyndy & Howard Livingston,Erin McKenna, Donna Barnett, Blackfin Restaurant, Wayne Larue Smith, Louis Petrone,Chris Shultz, Juan Pisani, Damian DeAngelis, Stuart Kaufman,Chris Elwell and the Elwell family, Maria Sharpe, Robert Spottswood, Kim Bryant, Meredith Bolong, Susan Guadagno, Rita Linder, Carolyn Sullivan, Erin McKenna, David Sloan, Jerry Galeana, Bonnie Piceu, Evan Corns …. and of course, Bob… plus all others who are planning to help out with our Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol Fundraiser!!!!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…Reach out with charity and a smile to those in need, for you could easily be there!

Lynda

 

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

 

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

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

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

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

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

FAREWELL TO REV. LARRY HOOPER!…Rev. Larry Hooper has retired.  His last service was on March 3….He and Kathy will be deeply missed!!!  They are on their way to begin a new exciting life and we wish them well….

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

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

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

WRITE A LETTER TO CHANGE NAME OF BALLAST KEY TO DAVID WOLKOWSKY KEY ..  Letters of support for this name change are requested in order to influence the final decision for the name change at the federal level.  Write a letter explaining why you feel the Island, Ballast Key, should be renamed after its owner, Mr. Key West, the late, great David Wolkowsky.  Write and send to Kim Lipsky at lipskykim@gmail.com.  The Island will become a center for scientific research and part of the KW National Wildlife Refuge.  Please participate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS…..Over $300,000 has been raised for this project… but more is needed to make this dream a reality!  Make donations to TSKW and indicate your donation is specifically for HUGH’S VIEW, and send to Jeffrey Ware at 1400 Olivia St., KW, 33040.  This is a separate fundraiser from any others at The Studio.  The plan is to create a lovely Rooftop Garden atop the new Studios Bldg on Eaton St…..it will provide a marvelous panoramic view of Key West…and since La Concha shut its doors to us, it will be most welcome indeed.  For more info, contact Jeffrey at jcwkeywest@comcast.net.  For those who are wondering who Hugh is…. He was the most adorable father of Jeffrey Ware, who left his mark in Key West….who loved it here, and who passed away, from this earthly home, but not from our hearts!  Hoping to raise enough money to make Hugh’s View a reality….  And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden, and toast to HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

GRIEF COUNSELING….Bereavement Meetings are available every Thursday at 7:15 pm at the Renewal Center at St. Mary’s.  All needing bereavement support are invited….for more info call VELMA CHRISTIAN at 305-294-9380….. or 305-294-1018.  You are not alone.  Note that VELMA is one of the dearest persons in all of Key West.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3/3….Martha Resk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HAPPY PISCES ANNIVERSARY TO…..

2/28…..Harrold Berry and Steve Andres

2/29…..Karl & Stacy Stahl

3/1…..Liz & John Cobley…

3/5…. Glenda & Michael Rowley

3/7….Luis & Anna Cobo….

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

3/10…..Carole & Steve Sonstein….

3/13….Diane & Peter Strong…

3/15…Tom Thayer & John McDonald…

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

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

3/18….Judy and Skip Davis

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

3/20…..Ray Baker & Joe Viana…

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

Love to you and happy remembering!!!!

Lynda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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