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MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS!!!!

MAY 24TH THRU MAY 30TH , etc., 2012, in KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!

DEAR READERS……Just thought I would send one more blog out to you. We leave on Friday and I most likely will not be online until we get back to Rose Cottage around June3rd. If you want or need to contact me in Ohio, our address there is: 62 Bungalow Bay Blvd., Chippewa Lake, Ohio 44215. Our phone is 330-769-7065. I will have computer access there, but it may not be as frequent!! Stay in touch! Give me plenty of time to advertise your event or function! Anything you send to me to be included starting June 1 should be sent to me very soon if you want to be included. Also, please send me your birthday/anniversary info so I can include you in our daily wishes! Send to me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net. You will be glad you did! Not interested in the year…only the month and day! Thanks a lot….and Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

HAPPY MAY 24TH ANNIVERSARY TO CONCH TV’S, GAIL & CRAIG HOLLENBACK!!

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember these wonderful persons in your special thoughts and prayers…Barbara Anderson….Denise Dunbar….Beth Pizzo…..Merle Hohman…Lois Kline…Alan Ferguson….Des Paden…Jennifer O’Lear…Pat West…John Cee…Dan Cocco…Richard Crooks…Liz Kern…Ruth Cahoon…Karla Muir…Ed Block…Margaret Taylor…Perry Jones…Claire Carroll…Will Stephens…Tony Martinez….Richard Stephens….Patrick Richards…Christopher Elwell…..Lee Garrison…Sharon Gillis…Marion DePiero…Brent Ramer…MaryAnne McGiven…Carol Schenk…Stephen Elliot….the soul of dear Larry Harvey. Prayer changes things….If there is someone who belongs on this list please let me know. There are many reasons why we pray….not just illness. Our One Human Family praying together is very powerful indeed!

LAST 3 NIGHTS TO SEE HOME EXCHANGE AT WATERFRONT.. THRU MAY 26….This hit new mystery play, HOME EXCHANGE, by Hy Conrad, producer/writer for the hit TV show, MONK, has received lots of raves from everyone who sees it, and deservedly so….. Directed by the the marvelous Bob Bowersox with brilliant set design by Michael Boyer, the fabulous cast consists of Nicole Nurenberg, Brandon Beach, Joan O’Dowd, and Tom Murtha! Showtime is 8 pm, Thurs. thru Sat. until May 26….Call 294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org for tickets!

SCROLL DOWN TO MAY 29TH TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE FREE PLAY READING STARRING CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AT THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!!! This is your chance to enjoy a preview of a new and exciting play co-written by and starring Christopher Peterson as Judy Garland! You are ALL invited…..thoughts and feedback will take place after the reading!  8 pm at The Waterfront Playhouse!

BOBBY IN THE LOBBY TIX ON SALE FOR NEXT SEASON!!!!….. Sadly, this will be Bobby Nesbitt’s “Farewell Season” of his famous Bobby in the Lobby series. For all those who really want the BEST seats in the house, tickets go on sale on Monday, May 7th at 10 am when the box office at Tennessee Williams opens. Right now there are great tables left but you have to act fast!!!! The dates of Bobby’s shows next season are: January 6 and 7……and April 7 and 8!!!!! These will be unbelievable fabulous evening of unforgettable music and entertainment by the Master!!!!! So, on May 7th, go to www.keystix.com or call the box office at 296-1520 or 295-7676. The table seats are already selling out quickly!

COLOMBIAN GRACE RESTAURANT SPECIALS……Owner Zulma Segura is doing a 2 for 1 Happy Hour…best Sangria in town and Empanadas…also a special on three popular entrees….Mom’s Grouper Casserole, the Chicken, and Shrimp dinners… Tues. thru Sat. from 6 to 7 pm! Note: Zulma was the sweetheart who fell for the scam where “Bob was requesting money after being mugged in London”….She sent him $2,100 because she thought it was a true story and wanted to help. Please stop in and try out this super restaurant at 223 Petronia St., between Blue Heaven and Santiago’s Bodega. Zulma needs your support!!!!

A PUN FOR YOU…A lot of money is tainted….It taint yours and it taint mine!!!

KEY WEST BURLESQUE AT THE RED BARN WED. THRU SAT UNTIL JUNE 2nd!!! ..FINITO, is the title of the KW Burlesque Comedy Musical at 8 PM at The Red Barn…. This unbelievable creation by MARKY PIERSON and MIKE MARRERO, will have you in stitches!!!!! You can count on seeing scenes from Flashdance, your fave screen characters, icons, has-beens…with legendary songs from the large & small screens….There has never been another presentation ever….quite like FINITO!!!! As usual tix will sell out fast…they are $20 to $35 and you can go to www.redbarntheatre.com or call 296-9911 for tix. This show runs thru June 2nd! Tix now on sale!!!! Note that there is a nightly “pre-party” at 7:30 pm!!!! Go to www.keywestburlesque.com to find out more info & what is coming up next!

DANCE CLASSES WITH LUCY & LEON…MAY & JUNE SCHEDULE:….Learn to dance with Lucy & Leon….Ongoing Salsa Lessons….Beginner at 7 pm and Experienced at 8 pm….3 new 8 week dance courses starting May 7 & 9… Monday, 8 to 9 pm, Beginner Tango….Wed., 7 to 8 pm, Beginner/Intermediate Salsa…Wed. 8 to 9 pm….Beginner Rumba…..Located at Paradise Health & Fitness Dance Studio at 1706 N. Roosevelt…Call 296-6348 to sign up. No partners needed!!!

FLA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS MEETING ON MAY 24…..You are invited to the annual Membership Mtg. & Luncheon at 12:30 PM at the Marathon Community Theater Lobby at MM 49.5 Ocean – 5101 Overseas Hwy. Lunch Buffet & Summer Sangria, only $15 per person. There will be a special presentation called, BRIDGING THE GAP, by Marky Pierson and Michael Marrero, two of Key West’s most creative individuals. Also Liz Young, exec. Director, will talk on Share in “The State of the Arts.” Call 295-4369 for reservations or go to info@keysarts.com.

FREE WINE TASTING AT FAUSTOS ON MAY 24….Vicki Roush will host a free wine taste in the wine dept. at Fausto’s on Fleming. Come and taste the selected wines from Stacole fine wine portfolio! Just being around Vicki is a happening! (Thanks for the info, Steve!)

WINE TASTE & ART RECEPTION AT THE WINE COTTAGE ON MAY 24…..From 6 to 8 pm, visit this special shop at 930 Eaton St. Sip Big Pecker wine while enjoying the items for sale,…and featuring the jewelry designs of Elise Scott.

AT SALUTE ON THE BEACH ON MAY 24…..The fab duo of Bobby Nesbitt & Skipper Kripitz perform at Salute every Thurs. from 5:30 to 7:30 pm! Hoping for a BIG crowd….make sure you tell the staff you want this great musical Thursday to keep on going all summer long!!!!!

HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR FINAL SHOW OF SEASON ON MAY 24…..This will be the last Choir Concert of the season, honoring the graduating seniors…..7 PM at the High School Auditorium at 2100 Flagler Ave. All invited~

WINE TASTE AT CONCH REPUBLIC LIQUORS…MAY 24…Nicole will be hosting a complimentary tasting of holiday weekend wines….4:30 to 6:30 PM….By a bottle and save 10% off the regular price and 15% off a case! (Thanks to that wineslut!!!)

MICHAEL’S RESTAURANT ON MAY 24…..”A Moveable Feast” will take place at Michael’s Restaurant….6 great courses each paired with a wine served at various stations…mingling encouraged while enjoying the repast. Cost is $45…call 295-1300 to reserve. (info courtesy of Steve Calderwood!)

FREE GALLERY SHOW AT ART SPACE ON MAY 24…..This exhibit combined with a fab art party will feature the new work from Tom Flip & Mitch Hollingsworth.. The show starts at 6 pm, and the after party starts at 10 pm….at 1102 Truman Ave. It will run until June 14….the gallery is open Thurs. thru Sat., 12 to 4 pm. These are two very talented and creative artists you will not want to miss! The Gallery is owned and operated by Marky Pierson….To find out more about the Gallery go to www.artspacekeywest.com.

CARMEN & MICHAEL AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 24….They entertain at 5 to 9 pm! Tapas specials on Tues & Thurs!

SOUTHERNMOST COCONUT CASTAWAYS “JUMP UP” ON MAY 24TH…This official “Friend Club” of Howard Livingston & The MM 24 Band, has its monthly “Jump Up” Social Event at Smokin Tuna, from 6 to 9 PM…Members and non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Scott Kirby will provide the soundtrack for the night…..happy hour drink prices from 5 to 8 pm….This event will benefit Mote Marine….50/50 raffle, silent auction, and tip jars for donations! Call 619-4414 for further information and questions!

DAVE BOOTLE AT LATEDA ON MAY 24,25,26…..Dave will rock the By George Bar at the DA at 9 pm!!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF ON MAY 24…Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….7 to 11 pm, Sam Ramos & Robert Douglas…..9 to 1 am, the Magic of Frank Everhart!

HAPPY MAY 25 BIRTHDAY TO…..HEATHER CARRUTHERS…RON MARANIAN…

HAPPY MAY 25 ANNIVERSARY TO….HY CONRAD & JEFF JOHNSON…. And….SARA & WALLY CLARK!!!

CONTEMPORARY CUBAN ART EXHIBIT & SALE ON MAY 25-26….At the San Carlos on Duval St. from 1 to 6 pm on Fri. And from Noon to 9 pm on Sat. featuring fine work by Cuban artists.

DOS CABALLEROS AT SALUTE…MAY 25….Din Allen joins Skippo at Salute from 5:30 to 7:30 pm….Sunset…Beach…Music…Food….Vino….Divine!

FILM, “BULLY” OPENS AT TROPIC ON MAY 25…..This important movie, BULLY, is a documentary that everyone should see! On Friday, at 6:15 pm, it will begin showing at The Tropic Cinema on Eaton St. There will be an introduction by Dr. Jesus Jara, Superintendent of Monroe County Schools. John Padget has made a grant to the Tropic Cinema so that educators & students can see any screening of BULLY for only $3. Bullying in our schools has reached epidemic proportions and must be dealt with. This documentary follows five kids & families over the course of a school year, and how they deal with the various traumas and problems they all deal with. For more info call 923-9259.

KEY WEST’S FIRST POP UP ART GALLERY ON MAY 25….Shakti Assouline of www.8artists.com will host KWest’s 1st EVER POP UP ART GALLERY…ONE Night ONLY from 5 to 8 PM at the former “Sign’s of Sandford” Gallery, 328 Simonton St. The International Artists will be Paresh Nrshinga, Daniel Leonard, Muge Demir, James Thorn, Jeff Davies and Dave Hancock… The wonderful Key West artists will be Susie dePoo, Sandford Birdsey, Rick Fatica, Peter Polyak, Michael Gorman,Tim Marshall Curtis, and Garth Holtkamp. This will be a grand event….original paintings & sculpture by acclaimed artists at reasonable prices. Refreshments will be served….So come in for a glass of wine and browse and buy these sensational art pieces! Go to the above website for artist bios and more! Part of the proceeds will help Sister Season Fund!

VALERIE CARR & CHRISTIAN at BLUE HEAVEN ON MAY 25…..This duo will be performing at 6:30 to 9:30 pm at this great restaurant spot on Thomas St. on Friday, May 25th. They will be singing South American Folk Rock, and beautiful Argentine ballads, plus classic songs from the past 50 years.

BOTTLECAP BENEFIT FOR SISTER SEASON FUND ON MAY 25…..From 5 to 8 pm, all happy hour tips go to benefit the Sister Season Fund which helps raise money to aid local service industry workers in KW when they go thru tough times….helps with rent utilities, and illness, etc. Celeb bartenders will be Matthew Hall, Raggs, Mimi McCoy Grantham, Miss Judy, Corey Hankins and Barbara Ramey, all fave bartenders from all around town! 1128 Simonton St. Make sure you thank Carolyn Sullivan and Carmello Vitale & employees for this 5th year anniversary of donating Friday Tips to various non-profits in Key West! You are loved!!!!

MIKE EMERSON AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 25….Mike’s smooth solo guitar & vocals from 6 to 10 pm!

STEVE SMITH CAMPAIGN KICKOFF & CABARET AT GARDENS HOTEL ON MAY 25 From 5 to 7 pm, it’s Michael Robinson at the piano…..The Campaign Kickoff starts at 5:30 pm until 7:30 PM! Steve is running for re-election to Mosquito Control!!!! Be there!

DIVE IN AT IBIS BAY RESORT…MAY 25….Great new concept….Soak in the pool or be dry at a table….while enjoying an outdoor movie chosen just for your evening enjoyment by Michael Shields! Movie is at 8:30 pm, after it gets dark! Enjoy!

RANDY ROBERTS LIVE! at LATEDA ON MAY 25….Randy’s show is at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….call 296-6706 for tix.

AT THE TROPIC MAY 25 THRU MAY 31……Coming: THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL….BOY…BULLY…Held Over: HUNGER GAMES…Going: (last chance to see on Thursday…) CHIMPANZEE…THE PIRATES….MATCHMAKER…NATURAL SELECTION…THE THREE STOOGES

SCHOONER WHARF ON MAY 25 & 26…..Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…7 to Midnight, The Raven Cooper Band…9 to 1 am, the Magic of Frank Everhart!

HAPPY MAY 26TH BIRTHDAY TO…..VINCE TAPOROWSKI….DIANE COLVARD…

HAPPY MAY 26 ANNIVERSARY TO …. RUTH REITER & DAN METZLER!!!

BOBBY NESBITT AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 26…..Bobby is at the piano in the Lounge from 6 to 10 pm! Come and enjoy this great place! 2 for 1 cocktails from 5 to 7 pm every night.

MARK CALENDARS…..VINCE TAPOROWSKI…MAY 26…..VINCE will be celebrating his birthday at Lateda on Saturday, May 26th at 9 pm and on and on!!!! Hope you can stop by to wish him well on his special day!

REGAEE MOON SPLASH ON MAY 26….This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club….6:30 PM at Higgs Beach….3 Great bands…on the sand, under the stars….food and drinks and fun! Helps raise money for the Rotary Club’s College Scholarship Fund, Stars JULIAN MARLEY & THE UPRISING, a 9 piece Regaee Band…also, THE SPAM ALLSTARS….and SUENALO…plus DJ Lance-O…tix are $22 and $45…go to www.keystix.com to purchase tix!

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON’S EYECONS SHOW AT LATEDA ON MAY 26….Call 296-6706 to see this great show in the DA Crystal Room! Showtime is 9 PM!!!!

HAPPY MAY 27 ANNIVERSARY TO…..PAT WEST & CHIP ALLEN!!!!….AND TO …..JAMES & KIM FISHER!!!!

ANIMAL FARM OPEN ON MAY 27…..Come to the Sheriff’s Animal Farm on Stock Island and see the many amazing animals…..FREE….contributions accepted!

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS ON MAY 27TH…..It’s Jazz singer Peter Diamond and friends from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Gardens Hotel!

MEMORIAL DAY TEA DANCE AT LATEDA…MAY 27…..Wear your red whit & blue duds to this event at 4 PM!

MINIMAL REGATTA SET FOR MAY 27…..Mark your calendars…..get more info from the Schooner Wharf Bar…..The Regatta starts at 1:00 PM! A $20 entry fee will benefit a nonprofit military service org. Get entry forms and rules at Schooner Wharf or go to www.schoonerwharf.com.

SCHOONER WHARF….MAY 27…Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…6:30 to 11 pm, The Doerfels…9 to 1 am, the Magic of Frank Everhart!

ROB DISTACI AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 27….Piano & song from 5 to 10 pm in the Lounge at Beachside Marriott!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY to ALL, and HAPPY MAY 28 BIRTHDAY, TO….the fabulous, BONNIE PICEU…… AND… RON KLUG!!!!

SURVIVOR’S PARTY ON MAY 28TH…..This is the 33rd annual Survivor’s Party, “Life’s A Beach”, from 4 pm to Sunset at The Southernmost Beach Café….Games, DJ, Food, Silent Auction, Raffle, Cash Bar….$20 entrance fee includes delish food….Proceeds benefit Sister Season Fund!!!! ALL are invited to celebrate Memorial Day at this event!!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF ON MAY 28……Noon to 5 pm, it’s Raven Cooper & John Iko…7 to 11 pm, it’s the Real Malloys….9 to 1 am the Magic of Frank Everhart.

MICHAEL THOMAS AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 28….Piano & vocals from 5 to 9 pm at Beachside Marriott!!!!

HAPPY MAY 29TH BIRTHDAY TO…..KAY BEHMKE….ANNE O’SHEA…FRED COVAN….(Also, please take time to remember Nancy Holtkamp!)

READING OF PLAY “TYPHOON JUDY” BY CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AT THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ON MAY 29TH……You are all invited to a FREE reading of an exciting new play, TYPHOON JUDY, created by our own CHRISTOPHER PETERSON and DARRIN HAGEN (who wrote BITCHSLAP!)….It stars the one and only CHRISTOPHER PETERSON as the fabulous JUDY GARLAND!!! Accompanist will be BOBBY NESBITT!!! This show will be presented by The Waterfront Playhouse next season, with music arranged by JIM RICE! Get a glimpse of it while it is still being tweeked! It sounds marvelous dah-ling!!!!!

RED BARN AUDITONS FOR MAY 29…..Auditions will be held at The Red Barn Theatre, 319 Duval St., from 4 to 7 pm. Shows you will be auditioning for are: #1… AN INTERROGATION (run is Nov. 7 to24….needed 3 women & 4 men….Mystery drama written & directed by Bob Bowersox……..#2…THE DIVINE SISTER, directed by Joy Hawkins (runs Jan. 22 to Feb. 23)…Cast needed, 4 women & 2 men…Outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns… need accomplished comedic actors….Note that Randy Roberts will be playing the Mother Superior!…….#3….TIME STANDS STILL…directed by Joy Hawkins (runs March 12 to April 13)…Cast needed….2 men & 2 women….Check out info on play online….Remember, there is no parking at The Red Barn

ADOPT-A-THON AT THE FKSPCA….MAY 29 THRU JUNE 2…..With a full shelter & hurricane season nearing, the SPCA is having an Adopt-a-thon. Only Monroe County fees will be charged, $15….the usual $50 to $100 fees for dogs & pups and the $15 to $40 fees for cats & kittens will be waived! There are currently over 70 dogs and nearly 90 cats waiting for homes. All animals will be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and updated with shots. For more info call 294-4857. Located on College Rd. on Stock Island!!!!

REMEMBERING CARRIE V. TRUMBO ON MAY 29….The Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2436 invite the KW Community to join in a Celebration of Life for recently departed past president, Carrie V. Trumbo…held at the Lion’s Club at 2405 N. Roosevelt at 6 PM! Bring your fave stories and anecdotes about Carrie, who was loved by all who knew her. Call 942-3025 for more information!

AQUA IDOL BENEFIT FOR HELPLINE ON MAY 29….Thirteen contestants will be singing their hearts out for Helpline, the 24/7 phone- in that helps people through crisis situations!!!! Vocalists are Larry Blackburn, Susan Butler, Nina Crooks, Mary Deasy, Sophie DeVooght, Mary Hancock, Erin Harrelson, Debbie Josiah, Linda Jurin, Jean Luis, Susee leClair, Cristy McCann and Karen Weber. Showtime is 6:30 pm…..Emcee is JB McLendon…..Judges are Tony Konrath, Mary Lou Hoover, and Dr. Jim Holbrook, alternating with Dr. Fred Covan….Come and support this great cause and have fun all at once!!

RANDY ROBERTS LIVE! AT LATEDA ON MAY 29….Check out this great show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room! Call 296-6706 for tix! See Randy’s show while you can, as he will soon be heading for his gig in Provincetown for the summer!

SKIPPO & THE SIRENS AT VIRGILIOS ON MAY 29TH…..Closing out the month of May at 9:30 pm at Virgilio’s, Skipper Kripitz is joined by Dora Gholson and Adrienne, both on acoustic guitars and singing……plus the ravishing mystery bass, SIREN, whose contract with a top modeling agency forbids disclosing her real name!!! This should be an alluring night of hot entertainment!!!!

CARMEN RODRIGUEZ & MICHAEL THOMAS AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 29…They perform 5 to 9 PM in the Lounge!

SCHOONER WHARF ON MAY 29….Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….7 to 11 pm, Raven Cooper….9 to 1 am, the magic of Frank Everhart!

HAPPY MAY 30TH BIRTHDAY TO….KATHLEEN MOODY!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF….MAY 30TH….Noon to 5 pm, it’s Michael McCloud…..7 to 11 pm, it’s Gary Hempsey & Will Hoppey….9 to 1 am, it’s the Magic of Frank Everhart!

ROB DISTACI AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 30….Rob is at the piano in the Lounge from 5 to 9 PM!!!!

HAPPY MAY 31ST BIRTHDAY TO….CAROLINE CASH…KELLY SUMMERS…ANN HAMPTON-CALLAWAY…STAN MORRIS!!!

HAPPY MAY 31ST ANNIVERSARY TO…KAYLA & ROB TOLLEN……AND….BOB & JUDY RAFANELLI!!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT LATEDA ON MAY 31….Dave will rock the By George Bar at 9 pm! Bring your dancing shoes!

AT THE SCHOONER WHARF ON MAY 31…..Noon to 5 pm, it’s Michael McCloud…7 to 11 pm, it’s The Cool Duo of Sam Ramos & Carl Peachey….9 to 1 am, it’s the Magic of Frank Everhart!!!

CARMEN & MICHAEL AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN ON MAY 31…..from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge at Beachside Marriott!

CABARET AT THE GARDENS HOTEL ON JUNE1….From 5 to 7 pm, it’s Michael Robinson at the piano in the Atrium! Wine Gallery open 5 to 9 pm!

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL ON JUNE 3….From 5:30 to 8 PM, it’s the fabulous, DAVE BURNS, with Marty Stonely and Din Allen! Should be a great eve of JAZZ! At 526 Angela St.

SERVICES, REVIEWS, AND MISC. INFO!!!!!

FAREWELL TO OUR DEAR LARRY HARVEY!!!!….If you saw me from 10:30 am until about 5 pm on May 19, you most likely saw me in tears! We attended the beautiful Funeral Mass at St. Paul’s Church, to honor the Key West Legend, LARRY HARVEY, who passed away after a brief illness, at age 91. I kept thinking how fabulous Larry was on April 4, celebrating his 91st birthday at Aqua Nightclub….and then a month later losing him as we have. At his birthday he was in great voice….singing song after song, better than ever….and then, telling amazing stories wowing all of us with his recall of minute facts and details and making us all roar with laughter. But sadly, that was his last hurrah! He ended up in the hospital on Easter Sunday night, on May 8, and went through a roller-coaster ride of health issues. The service at St. Paul’s Church was most fitting dear Larry. Bobby Nesbitt was at the piano playing all of Larry’s most beloved songs…..Joe Lowe, took over at the start of the service. The priest, Rev. Larry Hooper was wonderful…gave a brilliant and heartfelt eulogy on Larry….the choir was amazing there was not a dry eye in the church when they sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone”…one of Larry’s favorite pieces. The church was filled with friends who were truly Family to Larry….he was so loved and cared for. How special that Tom Ruppell, who looked after and loved Larry like a Father, carried Larry’s ashes down the aisle. And we were all glad that Larry’s long time partner, Alan Ferguson, was able to leave the Convalescent Center for awhile and be at the service for his precious Larry! After the service and burial…and a reception in the hall, there was a beautiful Celebration of Larry’s life at The Hemingway House where Larry had worked for 35 years…..It was catered by Square One…..lovely round tables under a white tent were on the lovely grounds…..Bobby Nesbitt and Skipper Kripitz were doing the music….and then later on, Melody Cooper and Michael Thomas! Wonderful talks were given by those in attendance….people shared their unique memories of Larry and more tears fell…..The tables centerpieces were just wonderful too…..the staff at The Hemingway House went all out to make this day an event that Larry Harvey would have adored! It was very obvious that he was deeply loved by everyone associated with The Hemingway House….they spoke glowingly of Larry and how much he meant to everyone there. A special thank you to Dave Gonzalez, the events director at Hemingway House. He planned and organized everything and it was done with total class and much love indeed! How really grand it was to see our dear Billy Buckets who flew in from Puerto Rico to be at the service and the celebration. Larry truly loved Billy and was devastated when he left Key West, as we all were. But there he was, looking handsome as ever, tears in his eyes, and enjoying the great reception and welcome home he got from everyone there! I know Larry was beaming in heaven that Billy was there, and he was loving every single second of this celebration!

WELCOME TO DAVE TALPASZ, NEW GEN. MGR. AT TAVERN ‘N TOWN!!! Got to meet this fine fellow the other night at Beachside Marriott! He comes with great credentials and will make sure this super restaurant will run like the Gem it is! He has relocated here with his family and we all welcome him with open arms and open hearts!

STEVE CALDERWOOD’S WINE MESSAGE…..This Wine Guru, knows about all Wine related events happening in Key West and in the Keys. To get on his e-mail list, go to winelizard@me.com or to wineslut@me.com. Tell him I sent you!!!

SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE…..This aromatic new shoppe in town is located at 431 Front St., and owned by Paulette & Gordon Callender. The dashing Mgr. is Kai Story (Love that name!!!)…go to www.spiceandtea.com to find out more…and call 453-6894 for questions. Welcome to Key West!!!

AT PARADISE TENNIS…..Go to paradisetennisflkeys@gmail.com and contact the pro, Nicole, at 1800 Atlantic, to find out about all the drill and play, various levels of clinics and classes, Adult Flex League, and match play, etc.

CONGRATS TO SIMON & MARIA ZITO-KAUFMAN……This caring couple will receive The Humanitarian Award on Thurs. at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, NJ. They, along with Fr. Alphonse Stephenson were instrumental in reviving this historic theatre in various capacities. You can send them messages of congratulations at mariasimon@optonline.net. Let me know if you need their mailing address. Maria is the wonderful sister of Vincent Zito!

CONGRATS TO COLEEN FITZSIMMONS & HEATHER CARRUTHERS…..We are thankful for the arrival of baby Clare Saaren Carruthers-Fitzsimmons, who entered our world as a newborn Conch Princess, on May 2, 2012, at 6:07 pm….weighing in at 7 lbs.2oz., and 21 inches long! You can congratulate Coleen and Heather with cards, messages, etc. at 1218 Petronia St., Key West, FL 33040.

TONY MARTINEZ & RICHARD STEPHENS LEAVE KEY WEST…..Two of our dearest KW friends have sold their home and are heading to live permanently in Buffalo, NY. Every time I think about it I get teary eyed! Sure hope they will change their minds!!!!! Cannot imagine Key West without them!

GOODBYE TO SCOTT HALL & RANDY DETRICK……We just heard that this great couple are departing Key West for Ft. Lauderdale. They will both be missed very very much! Hope Scott & Randy will come back to KW time and time again!

EMILY MAYNARD NEW BACHELORETTE ON TV…..Emily Maynard, the beautiful daughter of our former Key West neighbor, Susan Maynard, will be the new Bachelorette on TV starting on Monday, May 14. She was last seen as the gal chosen by a former Bachelor where everyone fell in love with her! Now she gets to be the Bachelorette who will get to choose her Knight in Shining Armor. Emily, who graduated from KW High School about 8 years ago, lived with her parents on Whitehead St., across from Kelly’s Restaurant.

THE GOOD MORNING FLORIDA KEYS SHOW EVERY FRIDAY….This TV show stars Tom Oosterhoudt & Jenna Stauffer…at 8:30 am every Fri. morning. Catch it on Channel 19 if you have Uverse….or on Channel 87 if you have Comcast!

JODYRAE GECKLER-CAMPBELL EARRING DESIGNS…..Jodyrae displays her jewelry designs at the Hogfish Bar & Grill on Stock Island! Check out her one of a kind designs! For info call 587-1499.

EVERY THURS. AT B.O.’S FISHWAGON at 801 Caroline St…..At 6 pm, it’s the Magnolia Cajun Band entertaining!

EVERY FRIDAY AT B.O.’S IT’S Barry Cuda and Richard Crooks entertaining at 6!

MATTHEW JAMPOL AT CAMILLE’S ON WEDNESDAYS……Camille’s Restaurant, at 1202 Simonton St., presents In Concert, classical Guitarist, Matthew Jampol each Wed. eve at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the concert are $30. Note that you can order cocktails, appetizers, and dinner…available during the concert….and ordered separately from Camille’s. Call 304-1437 for reservations.

ALSO AT CAMILLE’S……Note that with entrée orders for 2, you will have the choice of receiving a complimentary bottle of house wine……Martinis for 2….or 2 slices of Key Lime Pie!

UPDATE ON CLAIRE CARROLL’S ACTING SCHEDULE…..Just want you all to know, that the marvelously talented Claire Carroll, is a very busy little actress in the DC area! From June 14 to July 1 she is in a production of a new play called THE HOUSE HALFWAY at the Source Theatre, at 1835 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009. Play dates are June 14, 17, 22, 28 & July 1. Tix go on sale on May 15…only $10. If you are in the area make sure you go and see our Claire. Go to www.wourcedc.org or www.culturaldc.org for info.

CLAIRE’S ONE-WOMAN SHOW IN JULY…..Claire is presenting her originally written, 50 minute show, BEEF ENCOUNTER, as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Go to www.beefencounter.com for more info. Performances are July 15, 17,19,25, and 26. This will be at Caos on F Street, 923 F St NW, Washington DC, 20004. Tix are $17 and go on sale on June 18th at www.capitalfringe.org.

CLAIRE STARS IN BIG LOVE…JULY 15 THRU AUG. 5……Claire will be in the Hub Theatre’s production of Charles Mee’s play BIG LOVE at the John Swayze Theatre, 9431 Silver King Court, Fairfax, VA 22031. Tix are $25 & are available thru www.thehubtheatre.org

WE WISH CLAIRE ONLY OUR VERY BEST….AND MISS HER HERE IN KEY WEST, SO VERY MUCH

CAFÉ SOLE DAILY SPECIAL….Cafe Sole on Southard St. offers a 50% off regular menu and selected wines, from 5 to6:30 PM every day of the week!!!!! Thanks to Chef John Correa!!!!

LATEDA HAS LOCALS LUNCH MENU…..From Mon. thru Fri. from 11:30 to 3 pm, Lateda is serving an $8.50 super lunch menu, which includes iced tea & soda. 6 delish choices….just for YOU!

ART VIEWINGS IN YOUR HOME WITH SHAKTI ASSOULINE…THRU the end of MAY…..Local actress, who just starred in “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and “August: Osage County” at the Waterfront Playhouse, is also a private viewing Art Dealer, and worked at this in London for 2 years. Now, back in KW, she offers you this charming service! She comes into your home with over 30 original paintings by established and up-and-coming International artists. You have a great time, looking at galleries of work in various media, abstract and traditional pieces… in the comfort of your home, making it easy to match and compliment your décor. You can go to www.8artists.com to see some of these paintings. Or you can call the lovely Shakti at 394-4772 for an appointment to “see it all!” Look for more info on Shakti in Conch Color!!!! Note that Shakti will be heading to NYC on May 31 where she is planning to move. So contact her now while you can!

THE BUZZZ ON TV……Catch Those fab BUZZZ Babes every Tues. at 4pm at beautiful locations….Taping is at 4 pm and all are invited. Catch it every Sat. & Sun. at 6:30 pm & Mon. at 7 pm on WEYW, Ch 87 and AT&TU-Verse Ch. 19….The Babes are Pamela Childs and Rhonda Florence!!!! For taping locations & dates go to The BUZZZ In the Keys on Facebook or call 295-6629. ALL the season’s shows are available on YOU TUBE at www.youtube.com/buzzztv2012. Enjoy the BUZZZ!!!!!!

KEY WEST SINGING TELEGRAMS….Have a special occasion and you want something unique sent to that special someone? Birthday… Anniversary… Divorce… Promotion… bachelor/bachelorette… Milestone… or just for fun… Surprise & delight your family, or friend with a Singing Telegram! Choose from Queen Elizabeth, Charlie Chaplin, Voo-DooWanda…The Dude… Dominatrix…The Mail Lady… or Buxom Betty! Call Connie at 305-294-6813 for details and availability…..Rates start at only $75. By the way, I was recently at a fabulous party where Connie performed as Queen Elizabeth, and she was Fabulous! Everyone loved it! For something to make your party extra special Call CONNIE HURST!!!!!

JAZZ JAM AT THE GREEN PARROT….EVERY SUNDAY……This Jazz Jam will be from 1 to 4:30 pm, every Sunday during the season…..Musicians are Richard Crooks, Mike Emerson, and Tim McAlpine. You are asked to join in the jamming!

AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB THIS WEEK….. Dueling Bartenders is every Monday and it packs em in! Starts at 5:30 pm, and the Dueling Singers are Randy Thompson and either Gassy Winds or Goddess….in full drag! They are all super vocalists!!!! On Tuesdays it’s Aqua Idol at 6:30 PM!!! On Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, it’s Bobby Nesbitt!!!!! The dynamite Aquanettes perform at 9 every night and an extra 11 pm show on Fri. & Sat. You do not want to miss the super entertainment at Aqua Lounge!!!!!!

LATIN DANCE PARTY AT BOTTLECAP…EVERY FRIDAY….with DJay, JC…Latin Music…9 PM….DJ Music starts at 10 PM! 1128 Simonton St.

$25 BIRTHDAY BAR TAB AT THE BOTTLECAP GROOVE LOUNGE………. If you are at the BottleCap at 1128 Simonton St. on the exact day of your birthday, just show them a valid ID and receive a $25 bar tab and party favors too! (See your bartender for any restrictions.) Tell all your friends about this new great deal in town. Thanks again to Carolyn and Carmello!!!

Love to YOU……All that truly matters in the end….is that you loved!

Lynda

THE GEMINI PERSONALITY…..MAY 22 TO JUNE 21
This is one of the liveliest and most vibrant signs of the Zodiac.  Geminis are mercurial, bright, and terrific company.  Even better, they never seem to age…  always seeming to look younger than they actually are.  They also have a much more youthful attitude to life than their contemporaries. Geminis love to keep up with the latest trends and their insatiable curiosity keeps them interested and interesting!
The growth of the Internet and the tech revolution is a real gift to Geminis as it has opened new and exciting ways to communicate.  How did they ever get along without cell phones and computers, they wonder!!!  The love keeping in contact with people, e-mailing with family and friends all over the world.  They love chatting and relating to people….becoming friends with everyone they encounter.  They love being first with the news!  Geminis are very eloquent….born communicators.  They do have a low boredom threshold and must be enthralled with something to concentrate on one thing for very long.  Thus, many started projects often are left unfinished.
Versatility is a Gemini’s middle name!  They can tackle most things, are very adaptable, though it sometimes will turn to moodiness and inconsistency. There are days when a Gemini’s emotions dip down dramatically, when they do not want to speak to a soul.  That is rare, though, because most days they can’t be pried off the phone.  Geminis also tend to change their opinions on things quite often…it’s what makes them such interesting persons to have around.
A Gemini is happiest when dealing with ideas rather than emotions.  Dealing with emotions makes a Gemini embarrassed and tongue-tied.  Those who wear their hearts on their sleeve make a Gemini wince.  They have a huge problem being in a relationship with anyone who is clingy or possessive.  This is a real turn off for them.  Even so, a Gemini’s popularity is sky high.  People adore their sunny nature, their ready laugh and their fascinating conversation.  Their friends and lovers must be on the same intellectual level as they are.  They need to be with those who make them think.  No matter how attractive they might be, the Gemini will not stay with them if they are a big bore, not very bright, or don’t have a good sense of humor.
Geminis are ideal candidates for any job in the media, the communications industry, advertising, or sales.  They like careers that involve travel….they also like being self-employed and in charge of things.
WE LOVE OUR GEMINI FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!
HAPPY GEMINI BIRTHDAY TO……
5/22…Dena Badgerow…George Gugleotti…Joanie Sullivan…Luke Wallace
5/23…John Andola
5/25…Heather Carruthers…Ron Maranian…
5/26…Vince Taporowski…Diane Colvard
5/27…..Bob Houlihan
5/28…Bonnie Piceu…Ron Klug
5/29…Kay Behmke…Anne O’Shea Quattrini…Fred Covan
5/30…Kathleen Moody
5/31…Caroline Cash…Ann Hampton Callaway…Stan Morris…Kelly Summers
6/1…..Lora Wandras…Wish Washburn
6/2…..David Case
6/3…..Diane May…Basil Markow…John Jurkowski…Hellin Bedd (aka Robert Moccia
6/5…..Jean Olson…Nancy 3 Hoffman…Rick Harty…Beryn Harty…
6/6…..Bill Heller…John Stashenko
6/7…..Debra Dean…..Margaret Domanski
6/8…..Linda Greenberg…Betty Lightcap…George Sanders…Suzanne Washburn… Irene Eyer.
6/9…..Steve Panariello…Jennie Wolf…Sue Segersten
6/11……Take time to remember Bob Dixon!!!!
6/12….Sue Capanjola
6/13…..Lenny Rosignoli
6/15…..David Black
6/16…..Judy Bramson…Steve Kramer
6/17….Amy Ray…Melissa Petruszka
6/19….Keith Dempster…Anne Shaver…Meryl Berman…Jamison Guililard
6/20…..Marilyn Vander Veen
6/21…..Craig Hollenback……Charlie Mulligan
6/22…..Sharon Mondo Drezner…Bob Wandrus
HAPPY GEMINI ANNIVERSARY TO….
5/22…Dena & Bob Badgerow
5/24….Gail & Craig Hollenback
5/25…..Hy Conrad & Jeff Johnson……Wally & Sara Clark
5/26….Ruth Reiter & Dan Metzler
5/27…..Pat West & chip Allen……James & Kim Fisher
5/31…..Kayla & Rob Tollen….Bob & Judy Rafanelli
6/2…..Midge & Steve Attis
6/3…..Sue Capanjola & Lee Applebaum
6/4…..Genevieve & John Isaksen
6/8…..MaryCarlin & Bill Porter
6/9…..Shirley & Frank Piku
6/10…..Nancy & Virgil Williams
6/11…..Scott & Theresa Hoover … and Sue Forti & Bob Houlihan
6/12….Pamela Childs & Rhonda Florence
6/13…..Pamela and Paul Vereb
6/15…..Mimi & Gary McDonald…Lora & Bob Wandrus
6/16…..Kathleen & Dick Moody…..Fiona Molloy & Walter Lepperd
6/17…..Mary Lou Hoover & Charlie Waite
6/18…..Virginia & Donald Robbins
6/19…..Bounce & Karen ‘LaLa’ Grant Margil
6/20…..Franco & Alessandra Piacibello…..Liz & Ron Leonard….Tom & Denise Rybicki!
6/21…..Perry Arnold & Rita Linder
6/22….Judy and Stanley Zabar….Al & Barbara McConagha

If you are receiving my blog and are not yet on my Birthday/Anniversary list, please send me that information so I can add you to it!  Send to me at kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  Please, only the month and day…forget the year!  If you are one of those fascinating Geminis, please let me know if any of the above information pertains to you in any way.
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to each of you!

Love,
Lynda


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