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NOVEMBER 23 THRU NOVEMBER 29 (ETC.), 2018 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

HAPPY NOV.23 BIRTHDAY TO….COFFEE BUTLER …FRED GREENBERG … DEBRA YATES … ALEX OKINCZYK…. DONNA CESEN… CHRIS KENNEDY … TINA ECKEL … ROBIN COZINE …AND OUR SON, ROB FRECHETTE!!!!

WE SAY GOODBYE! ….We were just at a Farewell Gathering for Joe Viana and Ray Baker, who are departing Key West this week. What a dear and special couple they are….. We will all miss them more than any words can say!

SUCH SADNESS!!… Key West has this reputation for being such a fun-loving town… When I first started coming here in 1985 I found it to be a healing place. If I was down in the dumps, a visit to Key West would definitely heal my aching heart and when I would return back to our up-North home, I found it easier to cope. Yet with all the joy and happiness that Key West represents, there is also the reality of sadness lurking behind the laughter. I really felt as if the rug was pulled out from under me on Sunday, Nov. 10, when within a few minutes I found out about the passing of two persons I truly cared about. I was entering Fausto’s when I ran into a friend who looked at me sadly and conveyed her sorrow about my losing a friend. Not knowing what she was referring to, I nearly fell to the ground when she said, “Oh Lynda, I assumed you knew that Bill Welch died on Nov. 8.” Bill Welch has been a very dear and special friend for many years… a wonderful man… kind, giving, thoughtful, handsome, and a superb artist….as good a man as I have ever known. I knew he had been battling cancer for a while, but he was always so upbeat, positive, and optimistic. When he last visited Key West he was doing so well, and he looked like a million bucks…. He was happy and joyful to be back in Key West surrounded by his many friends. Yet, things obviously were not going well of late. His illness was once again rearing its ugly head… and to make things worse, he got pneumonia. The ambulance was transferring him from one hospital to another…. And en route, he suffered a heart attack and died. It is all so sad!!!…(Back to the story..) Weak in the knees, I entered the store, and was in the check out line… mind you, visibly upset…. And the fellow in front of me, whom I knew, asked me what was wrong. I said, I am just in shock having heard that Bill had died…. And then he said, ‘And isn’t it awful about the death of Barbara Hoffmen.” I did NOT know about Barbara, whom we always called ‘Barbara Please’ as she was the Queen of the Crystal Room who seated attendees of at the Crystal Room Shows at Lateda…. We would always call to her, ‘Barbara PLEASE find us a great table!’ She moved away several years ago but we continued to keep in touch and loved reading my blog. She was a unique and special gal. So folks…. Two more Key West Friends have departed and their memory will forever linger on in our hearts. (Let me know if you want addresses to send messages of sympathy to next of kin.)

ROCK SOLOMON’S FATHER PASSES AWAY… Local jazz singer, actor, and my friend, Rock Solomon, lost his beloved father, Ronnie Pierce, Seattle Jazz Legend… on Oct. 28, 2018. You can send Rock messages of condolence at:

Rock Solomon 1100 A Truman Ave., Key West, FL. Rock has started a fund to create an exhibit of all 7.5 decades of music history to honor his Father…. Check out www.JazzLegacyFund.com. You can go online to read more about Ronnie Pierce.. a true Jazz Legend who played with the greats.

***TIX ON SALE FOR WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE WELCOME PARTY, DEC. 7….Come one and all to the beautiful home of Susan & Stuart Kaufman on Washington St…. 6 pm… includes amazing food, open bar, live music and dancing… and a fantabulous silent auction with amazing items to bid on!!! Tom Thayer will be there to present news about the upcoming season…. Get tix NOW as this EVENT always is a sellout…. Go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.

CONGRATS TO THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE! The kickoff of the Waterfront Playhouse season was a sensational show, CARMEN, BY REQUEST…. Truly, it was superb! Carmen is one of those rare vocalists who just keeps getting better and better …..like fine wine! She was at her utmost best as were her co-stars, BOBBY NESBITT, DAVE BOOTLE, AND MICHAEL THOMAS…. All were fantastic… I found it amazing that Michael Thomas, who has entertained in KW for years had never performed on the Waterfront Playhouse Stage… he was thrilled!!! All I can say is…’It’s about time!’ Both nights were sold out and the audiences loved every moment! Congrats to Carmen and the Waterfront Playhouse…..on a great start to their season… and now we all look forward to PETER AND THE STARCATCHER…. Get tix NOW!!!!

THE GOOD COP” ON NETFLIX,….Hope you are all loving THE GOOD COP….The premier was SEPTEMBER 21….on NETFLIX…. Writer and Executive Producer of this show, HY CONRAD (he of Monk and White Collar fame) … (and also very special friend and Key West resident)… is excited about this new show that is getting LOTS of buzz! ALL ten episodes of the first season are available… and I encourage all to ‘BINGE WATCH’ the series… assuring that Netflix will renew the show quickly!!! THE GOOD COP is a new Dramedy… This show stars Tony Danza as a disgraced NY police officer who never followed ‘the rules’…. And Josh Groban as his son, Tony Jr., earnest and obsessively honest detective who makes a point to ALWAYS follow the rules. Father Tony, returns home to live with his son… and of course, they form a most unlikely team. THIS IS TRULY MUST SEE TV! To see a 2 minute trailer on THE GOOD COP, please go to…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqZxZ20NrNc. By the way…. Readers, Barbara McConagha, ande Karen Leonard both emailed me to thank me for recommending this show…. And they are both enjoying it!!!!

JIM HALL…ANOTHER SETBACK….. Very dear friend, JIM HALL, recently endured an Ischemic stroke at his home in Virginia Beach. Even sadder, is the fact that this past Tuesday he suffered another stroke at his home in Georgia. At this point I do not know any more details… except that they were planning their trek back to Key West You can send Jim cards and messages of support to him at his home at 208 53rd St. Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Or to their home at 55 Noah Lane, Key West, FL 33040. You can email him at Dietcoke53@aol.com. You can text him at 757-285-7544. I KNOW he would love to hear from you, and I am a firm believer that people heal more quickly when they feel love and support from friends and family. Also… please keep caregiver, Billy Cartledge in your prayers and thoughts as he administers his special brand of TLC to his husband, Jim!!!! We love and miss them both.

*******PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!! Before long ‘the 2018-19 Season’ in KW will begin again. 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. Our beloved Waterfront Playhouse had some major setbacks and challenges this past year. Hurricane Irma had a huge negative impact on the tourist populations coming to KW and dollars spent at the Theater. Major funding and grant challenges that we had counted on for years, were not there last season. But we persevered and presented yet another excellent Theater Season. In addition, we were confronted with the retirement of our wonderful artistic director of 17 years, Danny Weathers. The good news was that our new artistic director, Tom Thayer, was already employed by The WP as Business & Box Office Mgr. As fate would have it, Tom had run a Theater in Tennessee for 33 years, and he was able to seamlessly move into the AD spot. Of course that meant we needed a new Business Mgr., Box office Mgr…. and a Marketing Director. Then we lost our House Mgr. who also retired. At first it was a tad overwhelming, but we were able find quality people to assume each of those positions. Behind the scenes, we lost several key board members.. but after a search we have 9 fabulous new Board Members and we are thrilled! As you can see, we are on the threshold of new exciting beginnings. In spite of any past challenges, we all know that THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!! 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! How can I help? you ask….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!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OF WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE 2018-19 SEASON…. The opening show in November will be CARMEN RODRIGUEZ & FRIENDS, BOBBY NESBITT & DAVE BOOTLE, IN CONCERT….. Dec. 11-Jan. 6, PETER & THE STARCATHCER…. Jan. 22-Feb. 9, A DOLLS HOUSE PART TWO…. Feb. 26, through March 23…. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (MUSICAL)… April 10 thru April 27…. SEX WITH STRANGERS… May 15 through June 1…. RED SPEEDO!!! You will NOT want to miss a single show, so mark your calendars now and please get season tickets for what promises to be a brilliant Season at the Waterfront Playhouse!!!! PLEASE GET YOUR SEASON TIX NOW… go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 to reserve your seats for GREAT shows at the WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!

CASTS ANNOUNCED FOR PRODUCTIONS….The Waterfront Playhouse has held auditions and several shows have been cast. I am excited to announce the following.. … ‘PETER & THE STARCATCHER’ will star, Dillon Feldman, Arthur Crocker, Steve Miller, John McDonald, Susannah Wells, Trey Forsyth, Matt Hulsey, Ross Pipkin, Devante Mills, Bob Wood, Alan Gillespie, and John Reynolds. (Dec.11-Jan.6)…… ‘A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART TWO’…..Stars Joy Hawkins, Marybeth Graham, David Black and Jessica Miano Kruel… (Jan.22-Feb. 9)… ‘MEL BROOKS’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ ….stars Trey Forsyth, Alan Gillespie, Jeffrey Harwell, Belle Jampol, Kristen Michelle, John McDonald, Jack Agnew, Marjorie Paul Shook, Ross Pipkin, Matthias Maloff, Lauren Thompson, Carolyn Cooper, Devante Mills, and Dillon Feldman. (Feb. 26 thru March 23.) RED SPEEDO…. Bob Bowersox, Cody Borah, Jessica Miano-Kruel….More announcements to come!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE BOARD MEMBERS! Joining Board members, Christopher Elwell, Bob Frechette, Amy Bondurant, Lynda Frechette, Bill Regardie, Stuart Kaufman, and Mary Lynne Price… are dynamite new Board Members…..Jim Salini…..Maria Renna Sharp…Wayne Larue Smith…Helen Walker … Frank Menditch…Kate Miano…..Timothy Maloney ….Ellen Steininger ….Alison Teal….We welcome you to the Waterfront Playhouse Family. Along with new Artistic Director, Tom Thayer…. We also welcome Wendy Allen as Head of House… Steve Andrews, Business & Box Office Manager….and Nathan Knight, Marketing Director.

RED BARN ANNOUNCES 39TH SEASON…..Dec. 11-Jan. 5….’With Bells On” directed and costumed by the fab Christopher Peterson….Stars Trey Gerrald and Don Bearden.. January…. Short Attention Span Theatre….Feb. 19 thru March 16…. “Tenderly’… The Rosemary Clooney Musical’…. Directed by Joy Hawkins…. Stars David Black and Kim Schroeder…. March 26-April 20 will be ‘‘Meteor Shower”, comedian Steve Martin’s delightful play….directed by Joy Hawkins and starring Dave Bootle, Michael Castellano, Elena Devers and Susannah Wells. There will be a kickoff event in Nov. and the Gala on Feb. 24,2019.

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!!

Café Sole…. 30% off bottles of wine!

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…..

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES, NOV.23,29,30… Dance from 9 to midnight with great music by heart throb, Dave Bootle!!!! Fri., Sat., Wed, and Thurs. every week!!!!

****GET TIX NOW FOR BOBBY IN THE LOBBY SHOW….Bobby Nesbitt is presenting a marvelous Bobby in the Lobby show at the Tennessee Williams Cabaret….after taking a couple of years off… Table seats are sold out… but there are General Seating Tix for both eves, still available…. at www.keystix.com or call 305-296-1520 …. This show will be two eves only…. Jan. 20 & 21….. Act 1 will be Rodgers & Hart and Act 2 will be songs by composer Julie Styne….. Guest stars with the suave and debonair Bobby…. will be the sensational and sultry Carmen Rodriguez and the superb Danny Weathers, who will be back in Key West just for this show! You will NOT want to miss this EVENT!!! Get tix NOW lest you be disappointed! General admission tix are available but are already going FAST!!!!!!

***ALSO… NOW ON SALE…..ERIC HALEY, MICHAEL MULLIGAN & MICHAEL ROBINSON PRESENT THEIR ALWAYS FAB SHOW TWO NIGHTS ONLY….MARCH 23 & 24….. 8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre…. Go to www.kesytix.com or call 305-296-1520 NOW to get your tables or general admission. This great threesome will be

performing SONGS FROM THE 60’S…..let the good times roll!!!! And rock too!!! Again, I believe that table tix for both eves are sold out, but general admission tix are still available.

AT THE TROPIC CINEMA…NOV. 21-29….Bohemian Rhapsody (Outstanding)….The Grinch.…Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald…. Green Book……

BRIA AT BERLINS…NOV.23,24,30… the fantastic Bria Ansara entertains in Berlin’s at the A & B Lobster House from 7 to 10 pm…every Friday and Saturday!

TAVERN N TOWN… NOV.23,30….Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

AMERICAN LEGION, NOV.23,30…..Chuck Fox entertains from 7 to 11 pm….Located on College Rd near the Golf Course….

THE GARDENS HOTEL, NOV.23,30…..Michael Robinson and Eric Haley perform, 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, NOV.23 & 24….Caffeine Carl & Friends at 9 pm.

GREEN PARROT, NOV.23…..Happy Dog at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm…

HOG’S BREATH, NOV.23,24….Noon, Fradley & Cuda…. 4:30 pm, Josh Gallagher… 9 pm…Displace….

SCHOONER WHARF, NOV.23….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…6:45 to midnight Raven Cooper…

COMEDY AT THE BOTTLECAP…..NOV.23,…..7:30-10 pm…..1128 Simonton St. Get tix at www.comedykeywest.com…. Every Thursday and Friday $10 in advance and $15 at the door….. TOP NOTCH comics will have you laughing your buns off. Local comics are first and headliners then perform and they are outstanding…. This is a real Key West Treasure! We love The Comedy Club at The Bottlecap, and we love Carolyn and Carmelo for making this happen in Key West!…

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., NOV.23,30…. Mike Naughton from 6 to 10 pm…

LATEDA, NOV.23… 3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge..Randy Roberts at 9 in the Crystal Room!

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR..NOV.23,30….Karri Daley performs noon to 3 pm.

GRUNTS, NOV.23,30…..The Bubba System from 8 to 11:30 pm.

TIKI HOUSE, NOV.23,30….. Karri Daley performs from 7 to 10:30 pm… located on Greene Street. 430 Greene St….. KARRI IS BEAUTIFUL & FABULOUS!

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE BEGINS AT THE MARC HOUSE, NOV. 23….9 am to 7 pm…. Every day till Christmas!!! Trees, wreathes, décor, etc. Support the MARC House.

TREASURE DIG, NOV. 23…. Sponsored by the KW Art & Historical Society….2 pm… You can buy a ticket for a chance to dig and destroy the sand art for a slew of prizes including a silver piece of eight treasure coin from the 1715 fleet shipwrecks valued at $1,000., plus many other gifts, and prizes…. Diggers collect as many fake buried coins as they can in series of rounds with 3 competing during each. The digger with the most coins wins first pick… For more info call 305-295-6616.

BLUE HEAVEN… NOV.23…. 10:30 am… Skipper and Bob Boyd entertain.

BLACK FRIDAY WINE TASTING AT GRAND VIN… NOV.23…..6 TO 8 PM AT 1107 Duval St… Stephanie has great wine prices for you!!!

TWILIGHT COCKTAIL STROLL, NOV. 30….Fundraiser to benefit the Tropic Forest’s new lighting system ….5 to 7:30 pm….AT the Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden…. 5210 College Rd….. RSVP to Misha at 305-296-1504…. Before Nov. 25…. Eve includes a signature Botanical Garden Cocktail, guided garden stroll, Open Bar, appetizers, Music, dancing, raffle…..

VIVA’S, NOV. 30…7-10 pm, it’s Skippo with Mark Rose & Chris Burchard….903 Duval St.

PINHOLE ART CLASSES, NOV. 30 & DEC.7 FROM 6 TO 9 PM….Explore a different photographic process… taught by Jodell Roberts….at Ft. East Martello on S. Roosevelt…. Cost is $150 for members and $165 for non.

BURLESQUE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR SHOW….DEC. 7 & 8…. At the Studios….tix on sale now, at 305-296-0458 or go to www.tskw.org. 533 Eaton St.

FRANGIPANI GALLERY, DEC. 7…. Stop by during Upper Duval Stroll…..paintings of headshots of exotic birds by Susann D’Antonio….

LARRY SMITH HOLIDAY JAZZ SHOW, DEC. 14…at the Studios…..8 pm… 533 Eaton St….. Tix now on sale….. www.tskw.org or go to 305-296-0458….

BENEFIT SALE FOR TROP. FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN, DEC. 14…. The J. McLaughlin store at 718 Caroline St. will hold a Sip & Shop benefit to support the TF&BG from 1 to 5 pm….Have a glass of wine while shopping to benefit this great place in the Keys!

NUTCRACKER KEY WEST TIX NOW ON SALE….This is a MUST see during the holidays! Presented only every other year….Shows are Dec. 7 thru Dec. 16…. Only Nine shows…. Guaranteed to delight and thrill! Get tix at www.keystix.com!!! We are grateful to Joyce Stahl for producing, directing and creating this marvelous KW Tradition!!!

**TIX ON SALE FOR KIM GORDON BENEFIT CONCERT, JAN. 18…..Kim’s new solo cabaret will be at the Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St., on Fri, 1/18. For tix go to the website at www.thekeywesttheater.com. The Theme of the Concert is Kim Gordon:Music with Heart! She will be singing wonderful songs by most of the great composers and lyricists. After the show, there will be a champagne and dessert After Party. All proceeds for this concert will go to the Cancer Foundation of the FLA Keys. Musicians with Kim will be Joe Dallas, Hal Howland, Tim Mayer and Ann McFarland. This is part of the Music With Heart Inc. non profit program that Kim has created to help people in need right here in the Keys!

FRINGE THEATER OFFERS 20% OFF SEASON TIX FOR A BRIEF TIME… Go to www.fringetheater.org to get tix.

****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

VENDORS WANTED FOR HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT CUSTOM HOUSE…This event is on Dec. 19 from 5 to 9 pm….If you are interested in being a vendor contact Dani Holliday at 305-295-6616 ex. 114 for opportunity to show and sell your creations.

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.

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT……. New exhibit celebrates 75 years of electric power in the Lower Fla Keys….in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House at 281 Front St. This exhibit will run through Nov. 26.

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 …..Mike Stallard and wife Kelly….…the family, friends and fans of William Welch…Louis Petrone….Jim Hendrick…the family & friends of Barbara Please Hoffman..… Nancy Williams….Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams …… Judi Stevens …Fred Lima…..Nancy Lima …Maryann Sabol … Pam Williams…..Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill….Chuck Newman …Diane Covan … …Mary Lynn & Donald Furth….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 … Karen Eckert.…Snake Collins …..Eric Nelson ….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren … Maryann Reifschneider …Sherrey Welch …Marta White ……Wally Stevens…. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir… …George Kling …. …Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee … Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …… Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards. Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for. Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for. Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving. We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man. Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things! Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

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

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

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

CALL TO ARTISTS….The Anne McKee Artists Funjd of the FLA Keys announces a call to artists for the 2019 Auction. Submission period open till Nov. 15…Go to www.mckeefund.org to submit application and photos online. The auction is scheduled for Feb. 13 at the Studios.

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 Constantine and vocalist extraordinaire, Jodyrae Campbell can be hired to play for private parties and events during the season! They have their own equipment and would love to make a night at your home or 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.

UNSUNG HERO EVENT SET FOR JAN. 25, 2019…. Start thinking of who to nominate for your particular non-profit! More info to come!

WOMEN GOLFERS…Join an 18 hole league at the KW Golf Course….Ladies tee off at 7:30 am every Thursday….Starts in Nov. and ends in April….For info call 312-590-0390.

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU… A friend of mine tried to annoy me with bird puns…. But I soon realized that toucan play at that game!!!!

HAPPY NOV.24 BIRTHDAY TO…ROCK SOLOMON … BRANDON BEACH …LINDA ALBERTY … PERINNE MEDORA… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. JIM HALL AND BILLY CARTLEDGE!!!!!

BRUNCH AT THE SAINT, NOV.24,25,…. Every Sat. & Sun. TEMPT restaurant at The Saint Hotel is offering a fabulous $20 Brunch from 10 am to 2 pm….417 Eaton St…. For an extra $10, you get endless Mimosas!!! (Does not include Beverages, tax or Tip)… to reserve call 305-294-3200.

LITERARY WALKING TOUR…. NOV.24….TWO TIMES…10 AM AND 4:30 PM…. Starts at KW Library at 700 Fleming St….and finishes near the foot of Greene St. call 305-293-9291 for info.

BLUE MACAW, NOV.24….Larry Baeder performs at 7:30 pm.

AT THE GARDENS, NOV.24….. James King III at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LATEDA, NOV. 24…. 3 Sum perform at 8:30 pm…!!!!! Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

THE GREEN PARROT, NOV.24….Xperimento at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, NOV. 24….Bobby Nesbitt is back from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., NOV.24…Nick Norman, 1-5 pm… Tony Baltimore, 6-10 pm…

HOLIDAY SHOPPPING SALE AT THE STUDIOS, NOV. 24…9 am to 2 pm, at 533 Eaton St… Unique, handmade and beautiful items for sale…..jewelry, textiles, art, crafts, etc.

SCHOONER WHARF…NOV. 24…..Bubba System, 6:45- Midnight

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY BOOK SALE, DEC. 1… 10 AM TO 1 PM…. In the Palm Garden… inside if raining…. Gobs of books, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s etc…. Very inexpensive!!!

PINHOLE PHOTGRAPHY DEC. 1,2,8, AND 9… from 10 am to 4 pm at Ft. East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt….. taught by Jodell Roberts

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE, DEC. 15…..Starts at Schooner Wharf at 8 pm…. A KW tradition! Entry forms to participate now available by contacting www.schoonerwharf.com. Captains meeting is on Dec. 13

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

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

HAPPY NOV.25 BIRTHDAY TO….CHRISTOPHER ELWELL …AMBER MCDONALD GOOD … MARGARET VILLOCH … JIM SHEPHERD … DANIEL GARCIA …DAN DI FILIPPO … HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. RAY PFEIL AND JAMES LUTHER.

*ONLY JAZZ BRUNCH IN TOWN, NOV.25….,THE TERRI & LARRY SHOW AT HARD ROCK ….…..AND EVERY SUNDAY…. This great duo performs from 10 am to Noon at Hard Rock at 313 Duval, for BRUNCH… It’s the fabulous Terri White and that very cool Larry Baeder… two of Key West’s finest! Warning: Get there early if you want a seat!!!!

ANIMAL FARM OPEN, NOV. 25…. Check out all the new animals at the Farm from 1 to 3pm….. Located on Stock Island at the Sheriff’s Headquarters…..Free to attend…

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, NOV. 25…. 9 am to 11 am……The lovely singer/songwriter, Dora Gholson, will be performing this morning….time to have some coffee, hear some great music, have some thoughtful conversation and listen and learn and start your week in a good way…. At 600 Eaton St… next to the Old Stone Methodist Church on Eaton & Simonton Sts. Nancy is a talented and gifted singer, accordionist and pianist….

LIBBY YORK AT JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, NOV. 25… from 5 to 7:30 pm at 526 Angela St. This sultry jazz chanteuse will wow you …. Libby and band, Tim McAlpine, Mark Rose and Hal Howland.

SATURDAY BOOK SIGNING AT BOOKS & BOOKS…. DEC. 2….Meet & Greet Keith Bland… to sign his books from 11 am to 1 pm… Keith will mingle with customers and discuss his work and sign his books. 533 Eaton St. BOOK SIGNINGS EVERY SATURDAY!

SHOW AT FIRST FLIGHT, NOV. 25…..8 pm at First Flight Restaurant, on Whitehead St…. Presenting The Nick Norman Band with Caffeine Carl and Joey Marchiano….. This is a new program at First Flight. Ask about VIP seating in the Balcony ….

LANDON’S DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS REUNION’…DEC. 9… at First Flight Restaurant….. This will be a hoot….Music, comedy, eggnog and Merriment! Show starts t 8 pm… doors open at 6:30 pm….

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN….NOV. 25…..The KW Sailing Center at 705 Palm Ave., is offering free sailing lessons for MEN from 9:45 am to noon…. Call 305-292-5993 for details and info.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR… NOV. 25… Karri Daley performs noon to 3 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, NOV.25…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…,…. 6:45-11:30 pm, Last Mango Duo….

HOG’S BREATH, NOV. 25… 4:30 pm, Josh Gallagher… 9pm…Displace…

SMOKIN TUNA, NOV. 25…Scott Kirby , 5 pm…..Andy Wescott & the Locals at 9 pm….

GREEN PARROT, NOV. 25….Mike Emerson Quartet, with Tim McAlpine,Hal Howland I pm…. ….noon till 4 pm ….. 5:30 pm, Jeff Clark Band…. 9 and 11 pm, Xperimento …

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., NOV. 25…1-5pm…Joal Rush….5:30-9:30 pm…Oren.

LATEDA, NOV.25…… Tea Dance at 4 pm…..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm till 11:30 pm…in the Lounge! …

TAVERN N TOWN NOV.25…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm….

BLUE MACAW, NOV.25…. Karri Daley , 7:30 pm….

COFFEE BUTLER & CLIFF SAWYER ON NOV. 25….Celebrate their album release, ‘A Mother’s Love’….and Coffee’s 90th birthday!!!8 pm… 512 Eaton St.

SPCA EVENT ON NOV. 25….All inclusive tix are $50 for 4 course dinner…..at Boondocks….Live music by Mateo Jampol….wines, raffle, auction items…..reserve by calling Tara at 305-743-4800. Choose from 4 delectable gourmet courses and 3 options for each course.

I LOVE STOCK ISLAND HOLIDAY LIGHTING, NOV. 25….At Fishbusterz, 6406 Maloney…. All invited to attend this event.

MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY, NOV. 25….9:30 am to 4:30 pm at all four KWAHS Museums… Custom House, Lighthouse, Tennessee Williams and FT. East Martello … 25% off any purchase over $25 during event…Society members show their membership cards to get 30% off any item….No minimum purchase required.

MESSIAH SINGERS SOUGHT FOR DEC. 2 PERFORMANCE….Handel’s Messiah will be held at the Methodist Church at 7 pm on Dec. 2….Singers who want to participate should arrive at 1:45 pm for a rehearsal from 2 to 5 pm….If interested contact James Curry at 248-249-7341.

AUDITIONS HELD FOR FRINGE THEATER, DEC. 2…..Open auditions for production, ‘Key West Characters’….3 to 5 pm at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. Show will run for two nights, Feb. 26 & 27….in the backyard of the Oldest House on Duval St. The eve will showcase 11 short plays, 10 directors, and countless actors…. All plays will focus on KW Characters…. And aren’t we all? Many actors needed. Each person will perform a 1-2 minute monologue…which can be read or memorized…. Not sure what to say… go to Fringe website at www.fringetheater.org for ideas. Or get one to read the day of the audition…. Very accommodating I would say! For questions call Rebecca at 305-731-0581.

WOMENS CLUB OPEN HOUSE, DEC. 2….From 5 to 7 pm at 319 Duval St….Free to attend, but donations of new unwrapped clothing for children K-12 wanted. Features desserts, music, entertainment, tree lighting, and a visit from Santa!

TIX NOW ON SALE FOR BOWERSOX THEATRE XP PLAY, JAN.23-FEB2…. Play is titled ‘I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard’… stars Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore…. At the Studios at 533 Eaton St….Jan. 23-27 and Jan. 30-Feb. 2….This is black and blisteringly funny and creepy…. Bone-chilling…. Exhilarating… tense and dangerous! Get tix at www.tskw.org/buy-tickets …. Or call 305-296-0458.

HAPPY NOV. 26 BIRTHDAY TO….HARVEY SERVER …JON ALLEN… NIKKI DUNCAN … (Please remember Dave Taylor, 2011 Fantasy Fest King.)

MASTER GARDENERS PLANT CLINICS HELD, DEC. 3….Held at the Gato Bldg. at 1100 Simonton St…. Suite 2-260…. 9 am to noon….

BRIA ANSARA AT BOURBON…NOV.26,27,28…. The fab Bria entertains at Bourbon Street Pub from 8 to 10 pm….every Monday, Tues., & Wed.

DUELING BARTENDERS ON NOV.26,…. Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub …. RIC DERY, and guest singer.….5:30 – 8 pm. (Note that Tommy Luna is on hiatus…. A guest singer will join Ric every Monday.) Guest on Dec. 3 is Bobby Nesbitt…. Dec. 10, Terri White….. Dec. 17, Vicki Roush …. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, Terri White….

TAVERN N TOWN, NOV. 26…. Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

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

BINGO AT THE GREEN PARROT, DEC. 2…. 7-9 PM.. 601 Whitehead St….first Mon. of each month….$1 a card… benefits the Studios of Key West.

LATEDA, NOV.26…… Ronnie Lovely (Carruthers)….. 8:30 pm. Every Monday evening!!!!

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, NOV.26… Rob Distasi performs from noon to 3 pm….

VIRGILIOS, NOV. 26…. Martini Monday..7 pm..FREE to attend… discounted Martinis

SCHOONER WHARF, NOV.26….noon to 5, Raven Cooper…6:45-11pm… Island Time Duo

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., NOV.26..The Bahama Boys from 6-10 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, NOV26….…Caffeine Carl & George Chapman at 5 pm… High South at 9 pm…

HOG’S BREATH ON NOV.26…noon, Zack Seemiller… 4:30 pm, Dave Coleman… 9 pm, Biscuit Miller…

HAPPY NOV. 27 BIRTHDAY TO…KEVIN GALLAGHER … CAROLYN COOPER … JOAN O’DOWD …ALAN BOBIN …JERRY HUGHES… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. RITA & JACK EATON…

PETER & THE STARCATCHER AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE…. OPENS DEC.11… This magical show runs Dec.11-Jan. 6… 8 pm at the Waterfront… directed by Tom Thayer and a fab cast starring, Susannah Wells, Dillon Feldman, Arthur Crocker, Steve Miller, John McDonald, Trey Forsyth, Matt Hulsey, Ross Pipkin, Devante Mills, Bob Wood, John Reynolds, and Alan Gillespie….Set design by Michael Boyer….Get tix NOW at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. Tell them I sent you!

LATEDA, NOV.27… The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Randy Roberts in Crystal Room at 9 pm!!!!

KWAHS HOSTS WEEKLY DRAWING SESSIONS STARTING NOV. 27….Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano in Life Drawing Classes on Tuesdays starting Nov. 6…thru Dec. 11… at Ft. East Martello at 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd….Classes feature nude models and are open to all levels…. Sessions are $25 per session for members and $30 for non. Materials will be available on site for purchase if needed. Call Adele at 305-295-6616 x115 for info or to register.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…NOV.27…Black & Skabuddah….5:30-9:30 PM…

SCHOONER WHARF, NOV. 27…Allen Holland, noon to 5 pm…Tom Taylor, 6:45 to 11 pm.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR.. NOV.27…Rob DiStasi performs from 4 to 7 pm…

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON…NOV.27,28.29……Scott Kirby at 5pm…. High South at 9 pm….…

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO, NOV.27….. Every Tuesday…. 6:30 pm…. 5610 College Rd.

SCHOONER WHARF, NOV.27….Gary Hempsey at 5 pm…. Mike Nash, 7-11 pm.

GRUNTS….NOV.27…. Peter Diamond Ilaqcqua Jazz Trio… 7:30 to 10 pm…

TAVERN N TOWN, NOV.27….. Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

HOG’S BREATH, NOV.27,28…12pm- Joel Nelson….4:30 pm, Dave Coleman…..9pm, Biscuit Miller….

VIRGILIOS ON NOV. 27… Skippo with Chris Thomas & Marty Stonely!!! 9 pm…

VIRGILIOS ON DEC. 4…. Skippo & The Savage Beets…. With Chris Case, Francois Gehin….

**EXHIBIT OF BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS ON DEC. 4…. At Lucky Street Gallery, 408 Greene St…. This event is a tribute to the late JON MCINTOSH….. The original illustrations of 8 KW artists for the lasts ‘ANGUS & EDMUND’ series of feline travelogues by Gunna Dickson will be featured… the prior 3 volumes were illustrated by Jon McIntosh, co-owner of Lucky Street. Dickson asked McIntosh’s artist friends to illustrate ‘The Catalonia Adventures of Angus & Edmond’ to honor the memory of the wonderful and beloved Jon McIntosh. Artists contributing are Judi Bradford, Karen Beuprie, Sherry Sweet-Tewell, Pam Hobbs, Elizabeth Chamberlain and Lenny Addorisio. The book contains remembrances from the author and each artist of TOSH! 6 to 8 pm with a reception at Gallery. Copies of the Book will be available at Books & Books, at 533 Eaton St.

MARC HOUSE TABLE TOP XMAS TREE AUCTION…DEC. 4..at Margaritaville Ballroom… doors open at 5 pm…call 305-294-9526 for more info!

WITH BELLS ON OPENS AT RED BARN ON DEC. 11…..Directed by the fab Christopher Peterson, who also did ALL the costuming…. Opens 12/11 and runs thru Jan. 5… get tix at 305-296-9911 or go to www.redbarntheatre.com. Starring the luscious Trey Gerrald!!!!!!

GARDENS HOTEL WINE CLASS, DEC. 11….6:30-7:30 pm…. $20 per person…. 526 Angela St. RSVP, 305-294-2661…. Limited seating….

HAPPY NOV. 28 BIRTHDAY TO…CHRISTINE CORDONE … DANJ BREADY …BERNIE SLEDZ …JANE DAY STUART ….

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.

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES, NOV.28,29….Dance the night away from 9 to midnight, every Wed. thru Sat…..at this hot spot on Duval St.!!!! Every Wed. thru Sat. each week!!!! DAVE ROCKS!!!!

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR, NOV.28….Rob DiStasi performs from noon to 3 pm…

DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP ON DEC.5 & 19…. 5 to 6:30 pm on first & third Wed. of each month… at Womankind, 1511 Truman Ave.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…NOV.28… Din Allen from 5:30-9:30 PM. pm.….

BLUE MACAW…NOV.28…. Terri White and Larry Baeder perform at 7:30 pm .

THE GARDENS HOTEL, NOV.28… Megan Clay from 5 to 7 pm…..

AMERICAN LEGION, NOV.28 Chuck Fox on the guitar and vocals from 7 to 10 pm… located on College Rd on Stock Island behind the Golf Course.

SCHOONER WHARF, NOV.28… Jeff Clark, noon to 5 pm….. 6:45-11:00 pm… Raven Cooper

GREEN PARROT, NOV.28,29,… Skank at 5:30…9 and 11 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, NOV.28….Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, NOV.28,…. The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…

KINGSTON TRIO LEGACY TOUR, NOV. 28… At the KW Theater, 512 Eaton St…. get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com. 8 pm….

BOOK SIGNING AT BOOKS & BOOKS, DEC. 5….Copies of the Gunna Dickson book, ‘The Catalonia Adventures of Angus & Edmund’ will be on sale at 6 to 7:30 pm… This book was illustrated by local KW artists to honor the memory of the late great artist, Jon TOSH McIntosh…..533 Eaton St. Proceeds from sale will be donated to the Anne McKee Artist’s Fund in Tosh’s name! WE ALL MISS TOSH SO MUCH!!!!!

KW NATIONAL ORG FOR WOMEN MTG., NOV. 28….5:30 pm at Shanna Key Pub, 1900 Flagler….This meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting gender equality issues. A social hour will follow meeting.

BACK IN TIME’ GALA AT CUSTOM HOUSE, DEC. 5….5 TO 10 PM AT Custom House.. cocktails, music, dancing, dinner….Music by Southernmost Brass Band… Theme is The 40’s!!!! Preservation award given to Brewster Chamberlain… Get decked out in your best 40’s frock or dinner jacket.. Fundraiser to benefit the KWAHS!!! Cruise the 40’s!!!!

MASTER GARDENER TALK ON DEC. 12…..Michelle Leonard-Mularz lectures at 1:30 pm at KW Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden…….she will discuss Gardening in the Keys and the Master Gardner Program….Frre for members and $5 for non. 5210 College Rd.

HAPPY NOV. 29 BIRTHDAY TO…AUDREY SAMZ …..MARY SPEAR … QUEEN KATHLEEN GREER…. TERRY GABERDIEL … SMANTHA REYNOLDS … HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. GEORGE TILLMAN & LLOYD BRYANT….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL….NOV.29….Jimmy Olson is back at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

GRUNTS, NOV.29…. The Shanty Hounds from 8 to 11:00 pm.

THE GREEN ROOM, NOV. 29… Located on Greene Street… Karri Daley performs from 1 to 5 pm.

GREEN PARROT, NOV.29….The Happy Dog at 5:30…9…11 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN…. NOV.29…. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge..

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., NOV.29…. Rick Fusco, 5:30-9:30 pm.

FARMER’S MARKET NOV.29…. Every Thursday at Bayview Park from 9 am to 2 pm. Vendors galore! Gina Maseratti performs….

LATEDA, NOV.29…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm….

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY, NOV.29…. Barber, Essay No.1, Opus 12….Beethoven Concerto for violin and orchestra featuring Angelo Kiang Yu, violin…. Also Dvorak, symphony No, 9. 7:30 pm…. at Key West High School..call 954-522-8445 for information. Get ix at www.southfloridasymphony.org.

GRACE ON FRANCES, NOV. 29….Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres … 5 to 8 pm…. 600 Frances St…. See an extraordinary line of fine jewelry by Philippe Spencer….gorgeous pieces forged by hand in the Fla Keys…

OPENING EXHIBIT AT THE STUDIOS, DEC. 6… 6 TO 8 PM AT 533 Eaton St….’Look Upwards to the Sky’…Winter Members’ Exhibition….Free to attend…..

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…. I give thanks for these people who have touched my life in a very special way this past week…. Jimmy Olson …..Kate Regan … Amy Rohrbaugh … Joe Viana and Ray Baker …. Mary Ellen & Clayton Beattie … Michael Pelkey …. I am thankful for Alex Blain…. Chuck Fox…. Mike Ridgewell…. Vera Gregorvicz…. Robby LeBlanc.…. And Luke Fox…..the Verebs… and Bob, always…. Plus my entire family….and my Chippewa Lake and Key West Families too!!!!

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER …..Grown-ups know that little things matter and that relationships are based on respect.

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

*** THE SAGITTARIUS PERSONALITY….NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21 ****

One of the great things about a Sag is their irrepressible optimism. They are convinced that everything will always work out for the best. This attitude has helped them through many a storm. They keep a positive attitude and sense of humor…and when things get tough, they are able to find the silver light at the end of the tunnel. This is also one of the luckiest signs of the Zodiac. Sags are enthusiastic and always keen to take the initiative and make things happen. They don’t like to sit around and watch the grass grow…they like to have new and exciting projects that keep them on the go. Otherwise they get fed up and depressed. They need something to aim for. Goals are very important to Sags, preferring challenges to walkovers. Once they achieve their goal, they are on their way to the next target!

Life is always lively with a Sag around…they enjoy discussing ideas with friends and loved ones. They are intellectual and enjoy stretching their minds….their homes are full of books, and have a tremendous respect for knowledge. They pride themselves on their honesty, hate hypocrites and yes men. Sags are also known to exaggerate a bit…and sometimes they are more blunt and direct than you would want.

One of the most popular signs, people can’t help but flock around the Sagittarian. They radiate a friendly force-field, are terrific company and laughter never seems to be far away. They have a lot of friends! People appreciate their open and straightforward manner. Sags cannot stand to be tied down or hemmed in by a partner. They need to be able to lead their own life and not feel that someone is always peering over their shoulder trying to police their every move. The Sag will let their partner know if this is annoying them. If you love a Sag, they need their space. Sags enjoy sex, but the most important need in a partner is one who will be a friend as well as a lover. That friendship is something sorely needed long after the passion fades. Anything else is not good enough. The best signs for a Sagittarian are Gemini, Leo, and also Libra, Aquarius and Aries.

In careers, Sags are very sociable and like to be surrounded by lively colleagues, and are popular in their workplace. They like jobs that keep them on the move…not stuck behind a desk. Sags are ideally suited to career in education, publishing, writing, broadcasting, philosophy, and travel. They love money and enjoy spending it. The most exciting thing to them about money, is what it can buy. They prefer casual clothes to dressing up and are not impressed by designer labels. They have a weak spot for cars…especially those that are sleek and distinctive and that cost a fortune.

WE LOVE OUR SAGITTARIAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!

HAPPY SAGITTARIAN BIRTHDAY TO…..

11/23…Robbie Frechette……Fred Greenberg…Coffee Butler …Alex Okinczyc…..Debra Yates…Donna Cesen…Tina Ekel … Chris Kennedy….Robin Cozine

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

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

11/26…Harvey Server…Jon Allen…Nikki Duncan…(Please remember Dave Taylor.)

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

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

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

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

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

12/2…Fizz Rettew……Frank Piku…Cameron Zbikowski……Angela McChesney…Chuck Armbruster …Sammie May… Carolee Rafn….(Please remember Gregg McGrady and Joseph Stettner.)

12/3…Vera Vasek…Linda Sparks…Ken Kovats….

12/4…Erika Biddle…Louise Sledz…Kurt Shwaery…Patti Williams

12/5…Mary Ellen Beattie….Scott McCarthy….(Please remember Victoria Sabol and Charlott Ryan.)

12/6…Chris Thomas…Adrian Armstrong….Joe Dallas Sr…. Eric de Boer…..

12/7…Richard Dennison…Louis Scaramuzzi…Rebecca Green…Gerry Sajitowski…Rosemarie Zawacki… Jan Cernan…Al Filippone …(Please remember Merle Hohman an John Pett.)

12/8…Sam Trophia…Andrew Forrow…Evelyn Maldonado…Alan Henig…Ron DeAnna…Brad Manley

12/9…Buddy Dyess…Lloyd Bryant…Dick Moody…Angela Meanix…(Please remember Charly Helm.)

12/10…Reef Perkins…Matt Babich…Robin Tomita…Redza Ibrahim Dempster……Diane Flenard …Robin Knauth …Randy Misener …Nancy Ulrich….Weston Stephen Reuther….. (Please remember Tony Schilero.)

12/11…Randy Becker …..Betty Darst…Mary Schilling…Marsha Stevens

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

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

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

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

12/16…Rita Linder… Terry Wetmore.

12/17…George Fernandez…Jim Hendrick…Kristina Welburn…Mary Peranteau…Katie Warner

12/18…George Tillman…Joy Hawkins…Randy Roberts…Dan Carten… Mark Andrews….

12/19…Holly Merrill…..Barbara Herzog…Billy Hollowell

12/20…Ralph DePalma…Kristen Livengood…Kevin Dickenson ….Sebastian Vishton….Ronnie Carruthers …(Please remember Katherine Raney.)

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

HAPPY SAGITTARIAN ANNIVERSARY TO…

11/23…Carol Tedesco & Michael Shields…

11/25….Ray Pfiel & James Luther…Ken & JoAnne Lasky…..Billy Cartledge & Jim Hall

11/27….Joan O’Dowd & John Wist….Jack & Rita Eaton

11/29…George Tillman & Lloyd Bryant…

11/30….Karen & Bill Ryan

12/4…Sharon & Chris Santry…Eric Cole & Joe McMurray

12/6…Harry & Tina Deal….Robin & Peter Knauth

12/7…Cory Held & Paul Gildea

12/10….Deborah & Sid Goldman

12/13….Bob Archer & Mark Pence….

12/14….Claire Carroll & Steve Gurmin…….Barbara Weikel & Ralph DePalma

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

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

12/19… Evan & Barbara Corns…Caroline & Richard Forbis….

12/20…Lola & Jim Corrigan

12/21…Jim & Donna Hendrick

If you are one of those Sagittarians and are not on the list and want to be, please send me your month & day to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will add you on. If you are on the list, please let me know if any of the description pertains to you in any way. During this month of Christmas and the Holidays…please enjoy every minute.
Sending love an best wishes to you, 
Lynda

 


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