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JANUARY 4 THRU JANUARY 14 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

HAPPY JAN.4 BIRTHDAY TO….KIMBALL INGRAM…CLIFF SAWYER…KEITH LAPP … CHRIS HIGGINS….

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL…Dear Readers… Hoping your holiday season was as rich and full as our was….Our halls are still decked, and only the good Lord knows when I am going to have the wherewithal to take it all down and move back to the attic… I think I will just enjoy it until Valentine’s Day!!!! On a serious note…

SOME SAD NEWS… With all the merriment of the season, there lurks a lot of sadness and loss too…. I just heard that our neighbor in the Annex, Chuck Gilmore, husband of Norma, has passed away after a fatal scooter accident….our hearts ache for Norma and their family… Chuck was a very special fellow, a smile for everyone and a lover of life … Also, June Hudson lost her brother, Will Yodice, last week… a sudden heart attack…the family is devastated. Leda Andrews also lost her brother, David Frank on Christmas Day. And Martha Barnes father passed on New Year’s Day. More and more I realize how important it is to make each day count. Please keep all in your thoughts and prayers, and let me know if you want anyone’s contact information.

PETER & THE STARCATCHER” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….JAN.4,5,6….These are your final three days to see this Tony Award-winning show at The Waterfront Playhouse!!! You will have a grand old time enjoying 12 actors playing over 50 characters…all on a journey to answer the age-old question, ‘How did Peter Pan become ‘the boy who never grew up?’ This is an imaginative and wildly entertaining evening at the theater, and the cast is amazing! Congrats to Tom Thayer, new artistic director at the Waterfront who directed this action-packed, hilarious group of superb actors (and who also tickled the ivories to accompany the musical numbers!) And what a fabulous group they are… new to Key West are Dillon Feldman, Alan Gillespie, Devante Mills, and Steve Miller who are all exceptional.. along with the outstanding Susannah Wells, who is luminous, brilliant, and glistening in every way….(and the only female in the show)… plus Trey Forsyth, John Reynolds, John McDonald, Ross Pipkin, Arthur Crocker, Matt Hulsey, and Bob Wood…all giving 150% all evening long…. As Joanna Brady said in her glowing review in KONK Life…’the plot is incidental…the play is really a vehicle to present this quirky collection of characters and to showcase their considerable comedic and musical talents of the players who bring them to life on stage.’ Hays Blinkmann of Key West Weekly also wrote a super review!!!! As ever Michael Boyer has worked his own special magic with the set design…and the costumes by Mary Folino are sensational. I look forward to seeing ‘PETER & THE STARCATHCER’ again on closing night, Sunday, Jan. 6!!! Get tickets now by calling the box office at 305-294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org. You do NOT want to miss ‘PETER & THE STARCATCHER’!!!!!!

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY AT LATEDA….JAN. 6…..You are all invited to attend the closing night Cast Party at Lateda after the show….about 10:15 pm at 1125 Duval St…. Chef Christopher Rounds will be whipping up some special dessert dishes for all attending…. Cash bar…. Everyone is invited to celebrate the closing night of ‘Peter & The Starcatcher’….the cast and crew and the great job everyone did! Even if you did not attend closing night, you are welcome to attend….

WITH BELLS ON’ at RED BARN…JAN.4 & 5….These are your last two days to see this most entertaining and delightful two-person comedy, starring Trey Gerrald and Don Bearden, and directed by first timer, Christopher Peterson, who also did costumes…. (Is there anything he can’t do?)… Get tix now at www.redbarntheatre.com.. Or call 305-296-9911. This show runs through Jan. 5….See what hilarity ensues when a statuesque drag queen in full Christmas regalia… and an unassuming straight man, get locked in an elevator together….. you will have a good ole time of it all!!!! Congrats Christopher!

*******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!!!

HEAD’S UP ON AQUA IDOL FOR THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, 2019!!!! Mark your calendars…. This FABULOUS Event starts on January 22, 2019… 6:30-8 pm at Aqua Nightclub…..It will run thru the end of March…. so if you want to be at the Finale, this is a head’s up in planning your schedules! I am working HARD at, once again, finding TOP vocalists who will be volunteering their time and talent to present arguably, the best musical entertainment show in town… for the benefit of the Waterfront Playhouse! Make sure you keep all your Tuesdays free (until after 8pm) so you won’t miss a single one! More information to come….I think this could be our best season yet… and your being there makes it EXTRA fabulous!!!!

ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OF WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE 2018-19 SEASON….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…… ‘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!!!!

RED BARN ANNOUNCES 39TH SEASON…. January 15-29…. 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. The Gala on Feb. 24, 2019 at the Oldest House on Duval St.

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, JAN.4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26…. Dance from 9 to midnight with great music by heart throb, Dave Bootle!!!! Fri., Sat., Wed, and Thurs. every week!!!!

** BOBBY IN THE LOBBY SHOW ALL SOLD OUT JAN.20&21….Bobby Nesbitt is presenting a marvelous Bobby in the Lobby show at the Tennessee Williams Cabaret….Both Nights, Jan. 20 & 21 are SOLD OUT! A huge request…. If you hold tickets to either of these shows and are not able to go….PLEASE call the box office at 305-296-1520 so they can be resold to those on a long waiting list….(Or try to sell them yourself, or give them away to someone who would love to attend.) Often times, sold out shows have empty seats as people don’t show up for various reasons…..and there is nothing worse for performers than seeing empty seats in what they know is a sold out show.…. Act 1 will be Rodgers & Hart and Act 2 will be songs by composer Jule 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!

***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…JAN.4-10….AQUAMAN… MARY POPPINS RETURNS… MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS…. THE FAVOURITE….BURNING….

BRIA AT BERLINS…JAN.4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26… 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… JAN.4,11,18,25….Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

FREE DANCE PERFORMANCES,JAN. 4,5,6…Jemila and Mike Felisko will perform Dances of Universal Peace at Unity of the Keys, 1011 Virginia St. at 6:30 pm on Jan.4….4 pm on Jan. 5 and….1 pm on Jan. 6. FREE and open to the public.

AMERICAN LEGION, JAN.4,11,18,25…..Chuck Fox entertains from 7 to 11 pm… …Located on College Rd near the Golf Course….And guess what folks, the fab Chuck Fox will be singing for Aqua Idol starting on Jan. 22!!!! You will love him!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN.4,11,18,25…..Michael Robinson and Eric Haley perform, 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JAN 4&5….Scott Kirby at 5 pm…..Caffeine Carl & Friends at 9 pm.

GREEN PARROT, JAN.4,5,6…..The Resolvers… at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm…Only at 5:30 on Jan. 6.

HOG’S BREATH, JAN.4&5….Noon, Fradley & Cuda…. 4:30 pm…Dan Harvey…. Late show TBA.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN.4,5….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…6:30-11:30 pm, Fuel On Fire…

COMEDY AT THE BOTTLECAP…..JAN.4,11,18,25,…..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., JAN.4,11,18,25…. Mike Naughton from 6 to 10 pm…

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

KW BURLESQUE WEEKLY SHOWS AT AQUA SIDEBAR…JAN.4,11,18,25… Show at 10 pm….’Backroom Burlesque’ will feature resident and guest performers from in and out of town in a cabaret style show….Doors open at 9:30 pm…. Show at 10 pm Get tix at www.sidebarkeywest.com.

PIER HOUSE BEACH BAR..JAN.4….Karri Daley performs noon to 3 pm.

TIKI HOUSE, JAN 4.….. Karri Daley performs from 7 to 10:30 pm… located on Greene Street. 430 Greene St….. KARRI IS BEAUTIFUL & FABULOUS! And she will be singing for Aqua Idol and the Waterfront Playhouse this season!!!!!!

AT KEY WEST THEATER, JAN. 11… Gary Puckett & the Union Gap…8 pm at 512 Eaton St…. the real deal…. Not a tribute band…. Get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

MERGER ANNIVERSARY PARTY JAN 11. All are invited to a special party celebrating the KW Art & Historical Society’s successful merger of the Tennessee Williams Museum…..The event will take place at the award-winning Tenn. Williams Museum at 513 Truman Ave. from 5 to 7:30 pm….See the marvelous displays, artifacts, showcases, art, and memorabilia, the largest Tennessee Williams Collection anywhere….We thank creator and curator, Dennis Beaver for his recognizing the great need to honor Williams and his vast influence on writers, artists and institutions. For more info call 305-204-4527.

KEY WEST HOME TOURS, JAN. 18 & 19….Tours are 3 to 6 pm….tix are $35 in advance of $40 the day of the tours. For info and tix go to www.keywesthometours.com or go to www.oirf.org or call 305-294-9501.

**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! I will say that the lovely Kim Gordon has her heart in the right place!!!!

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

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

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

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

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers…JIM HALL …..For Norma Gilmore and her family on the great loss of her husband, Chuck Gilmore… George Kling….Billy Cartledge…..the repose of the soul of Stanislav Krejcir, father of Jana Krejcirova…. The family of Leda Andrews and the loss of her brother…. and the family of June Hudson on the loss of her brother Will Yodice……….Mike Stallard and wife Kelly….…Fred Stevens … Robin Deck……Louis Petrone….Jim Hendrick…..… 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 …..Eric Nelson ….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir… ….Eegor Goropec…Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee … the family of Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …… Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards. Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for. Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for. Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving. We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man. Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things! Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

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

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.

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…Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He was lucky that it was a soft drink!!!!

 

HAPPY JAN. 5 BIRTHDAY TO…TRISH MANLEY…KAREN RYAN… MICHAEL MUNOZ … HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. KAREN & VINCE TAPOROWSKI….

BRUNCH AT THE SAINT, JAN 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27,…. 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.

PETER & THE STARCATCHER…JAN.5 & 6….Last two days to Get tickets for this most delightful play with music at the Waterfront Playhouse….call 305-294-5015 or go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org for tix.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE, ON JAN. 5….10 am to 1 pm in the Palm Garden at 700 Fleming St….

WITH BELLS ON AT RED BARN,JAN. 4 &5….Get tix for this show at 305-296-9911 or go to www.redbarntheatre.com. Runs thru Jan. 5… Last two days to see!!!

AT THE GARDENS, JAN.5….. Valerie Elam at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LATEDA, JAN.5…. 3 Sum perform at 8:30 pm…!!!!! Christopher Peterson is in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!!!

DECREASE STRESS WORKSHOP, JAN. 5…Free interactive workshop for thriving in relationships… offered at 1:30 pm….at KW Library, 700 Fleming St.

KEY WEST WALKLING TOURS, JAN. 5,12,19,26… Every Sat. at the KW Library… 700 Fleming…Meet there…tours are at two times, 10 am and 4:30 pm…. Call 305-293-9291 to reserve your spot and time.

KEY WEST BURLESQUE SATURDAY SIDEBAR SHOWS, JAN.5, 12, 19,26… Two shows on Saturday, at 8 pm and at 10 pm…. 504 Angela St…. get tix at www.sidebarkeywest.com. Local and out of town performers. Always a hoot and a half!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN.5,12,29,26….Bobby Nesbitt is back from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

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

** “DARIUS” AT THE STUDIOS, JAN. 5 & 6…..The play, ‘Darius’ by a Parisian-based writer, Jean Benoit Patricot will be on two nights only…. Stars Rosi Ware and Stephen Kitsakos…directed by Murphy Davis….This play was a smash hit in Paris and is now being filmed for TV….this touching story is an exchange of letters and emails between a French woman with a disabled son who has a rare disease which causes him to lose his senses as he ages….Now at age 19 he only has left his sense of smell…..This play is a fundraiser for Hugh’s View….and it is part of an evening that includes a choice of dinner and a show or the show and dessert. The dinner is designed and prepared by Martha Hubbard based on the script and the whole event is being sponsored by Maria Sharpe and the Fleming St. Faith Center. Get tix at the Studios by going to www.tskw.org. Jan. 5 dinner is sold out… … General Admission are available both nights. Showtime is 8 pm…Dinner & Show tix are $125… arrive at 6:30 for small plates dinner, wine & dessert…. General Seating is $55…Arrive at 7:45 pm for show and dessert following.

BACKYARD MUSIC SERIES FOR THE FRINGE, ON JAN. 12…. 6 to 9 pm at the home of Charlie & Janet Bengel….Casual laid back and fun….hang out with friends and listen to Caffeine Carl & the Buzz….. Get tix at www.fringetheater.org.

PORGY AND BESS’ ON JAN. 19…. The South Florida Symphony will present this famous Gershwin opera…. At Tennessee Williams Theatre….go to www.keystix.com for tickets. 70 piece orchestra directed by Maestro Sebrina Marie Alfonso….staged by Broadway producer/director, Richard Jay-Alexander….

SEAFOOD FEST, JAN. 19….at Bayview Park from 11 am to 8 pm on Sat, and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday the 20. Fresh fish, and featured attractions….

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

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

HAPPY JAN. 6 BIRTHDAY TO….HELEN HARRISON…CYNDY LIVINGSTON …GINGER BONCEK … JACK BEHMKE …MICHAEL ROTH …MINDY DUECKER …EMILY REUTHER … (Please remember Junior Winters and Paul Hilson.)

CLOSING NIGHT OF ‘PETER & THE STARCATCHER’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN. 6TH….This is the closing night of this delightful show with an sensational cast … Call 305-294-5015 for tix….. or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.

INVITATION TO ALL, TO CLOSING NIGHT PARTY…JAN.6… The After Party will be at LATEDA about 10:15 pm…..after the show, PETER & THE STARCATCHER…. Come one and all to congratulate the cast and crew on a marvelous run of the first show of the season!!!! Great complimentary desserts and Cash Bar!!!!

ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST ON JAN.6…sponsored by Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Basilica….served 8 am to noon at the Rose Renna Activity Center….only $8…and $4 for kiddies…benefits Parish ministries and the School.

FREE SUNDAY AT BOTANIC GARDEN…JAN.6….The KW Trop Forest & Botanic Garden is free for locals on Jan.6…10 am to 4 pm….5210 College Rd.

FREE ATTRACTIONS FOR LOCALS, JAN. 6….All HTA tours, including Aquarium Trolley and Conch train, White House, etc. FREE for Locals. All day… be a tourist again!

*ONLY JAZZ BRUNCH IN TOWN, JAN.6,13,20,27….,THE TERRI & LARRY SHOW AT HARD ROCK ….…..AND EVERY SUNDAY…. This great duo performs from 11 am to 1 PM…. 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!!!!

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, JAN.6…. 9 to 11 am….600 Eaton St…Porshia Rene Denningwill sing to enrich your Sunday morning….This is a very unique and entertaining couple who play many instruments, many of which you are not familiar with… You could say, they make beautiful music together.

SUNDAY RAMBLE, JAN. 6…. At the KW Theater, 512 Eaton St….original music by a variety of grat local musicians…. 8 pm….

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN.6… Skippo and Friends….. 5 to 7:30 pm…. 526 Angela St.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN……..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.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN.6…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…,…. 6:30-11 pm, ….Last Mangoes Band….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN.6&13…12:30-4:30 pm, Turner Harrison… 5:30-9:30 pm, Oren….

HOG’S BREATH….JAN.6….4:30, Dan Harvey….

SMOKIN TUNA, JAN.6&13….Andy Wescott & the Local Boys Band at 9 pm.

GREEN PARROT, JAN.6….Mike Emerson Quartet, with Tim McAlpine, Hal Howland I pm…. ….noon till 4:30 pm

LATEDA, JAN.6,13,20,27…… Tea Dance at 4 pm…..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm till 11:30 pm…in the Lounge! …

TAVERN N TOWN JAN.6,13,20,27…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm….

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS BEGIN, JAN. 13… Get tix now for Chaz Bowers, classical organist…improvisational artist….very inspirational!4 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Duval St…. Get tix …Tim Chooi on the Violin!$20 at the door…. Go to www.keywestimpromptu.org for more info. Next show is Jan. 27

DAR WILLIAMS AT KW THEATER, JAN.13…. 8 pm at 512 Eaton St….folk pop artist. 

FUNDRAISER FOR WILLIAM WEECH AMERICAN LEGION POST 168…JAN.13…. Support your local Veterans….5:30-7:30 pm at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St….Fun for a good cause….Singing bartenders, door prizes, raffles and snacks… all donations go to help complete renovations of the American Legion Hall on Emma St.  For info or to volunteer, contact Nancy Moulton at 703-626-0600.

AN EVE WITH ANGIE APARO…JAN. 13…. Song publishing artist, Angie aparo is the talent behind Faith Hill’s Grammy winning song, CRY….at 8 pm at First Flight Restaurant on Whitehead St.

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.

MARK CALENDARS FOR CROOKS SECOND LINE, JAN. 27….Benefits the Bahama Village Music program….FREE to attend and march….It is a time to remember those loved ones we have lost….titled after Richard Crooks, beloved KW musician…. Meet at Hog’s Breath at noon…march up Duval to the Green Parrot….ends about 3 pm….then stay for the jazz jam at the Parrot….party goes on till 6 pm.

 

HAPPY JAN.7 BIRTHDAY TO….LARA FOX… JODELL ROBERTS… LISA ELENA MONDA …ANNE FISHER-WOOD….FRANK GREN… JULES MOODLEY .

BRIA ANSARA AT BOURBON…JAN.7,8,9,15,16,17,22,23,24,29,30,31……. The fab Bria entertains at Bourbon Street Pub from 8 to 10 pm….every Monday, Tues., & Wed.

DUELING BARTENDERS ON JAN.7,14,21,28,…. Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub …. RIC DERY, and a special guest singer entertain while pouring your drinks….5:30-8 pm…..FUN!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN.7,14,21,28…. Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

FRINGE THEATER, PLAYS OUT LOUD, JAN. 7….At the KW Woman’s Club at 6 pm….Play readings of ‘The 39 Steps, the Radio Play’….Participants sit at a table and read the scenes out loud….

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

LATEDA, JAN.7,14,21,28,…… Ronnie Lovely (Carruthers)….. 8:30 pm. Every Monday evening!!

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN.7&14…Raven Cooper noon to 5 pm…. Black & Skabuddah 6:30-11 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN.7,14,21,28….The Bahama Boys entertain from 5:30-9:30 pm.

VIRGILIOS, JAN.7,14,21,28…. Martini Monday..7 pm..FREE to attend… discounted Martinis

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JAN.7….….Gabriel Donohue at 5 pm… Blue Monday & Caffeine Carl….9 pm….

HOG’S BREATH ON JAN.7…noon, Zack Seemiller… 4:30pm, Tropical Soul….later, The Carter Band..

KEY WEST DEMS…JAN. 14….The Lower Keys Dems will meet at 6:30 pm at the Coral City Elks Club at 1108 Whitehead St…. Free and open to all.

DANCE KEY WEST ON JAN. 14… Kyla Piscopink will conduct Pilates Mat class from 5-6 pm at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St…This class incorporates the key principles of pilates, centering, concentration, control, breath and flow.

 

HAPPY JAN. 8 BIRTHDAY TO…JOHN HAMMOND …BONNIE BAJKO …MAUREEN RYAN …. (Please remember Milly Ashmore…and Elvis Presley.) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. JEAN & JOE THORNTON….

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

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN.8, Black & Skabuddah….5:30-9:30 PM…

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO, JAN.8,15,22,29,….. Every Tuesday…. 6:30 pm…. 5610 College Rd.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN.8&15…Gary Hempsey at 5 pm…. Tom Taylor 6:30-11 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN.8,15,22,29….. Carmen Rodriguez & Michael Thomas 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JAN. 8 & 9… Gabriel Donohue at 5 pm…..

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 8 & 9….. Jeff Clark & Tony Baltimore present The Beatles… at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

HOG’S BREATH, JAN.8,9…12pm- Joel Nelson….4:30 pm…4:30pm, Tropical Soul ….later, Tim Carter Band….

VIRGILIOS, JAN. 8….Pat and Debra with Skippo, and Tim Mayer…..9 pm….

NEW GIG….LIBBY YORK & TIM MCALPINE ENTERTAIN….JAN.8,15,22,29….Jazz singer, Libby and guitarist, Tim will entertain at Berlin’s at the A & B Lobster House every Tuesday….from 7 to 10 pm….700 Front St …. Thru the season!!!!

DANCE KEY WEST, CORE FLOW CLASS ON TUES. AT KW THEATER….JAN. 15… Taught by Kim Bryant…strengthen your core and improve flexibility….gentle movements for all abilities and ages. 512 Eaton St. Class is 9 to 10 am…

A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2’ OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE IN PREVIEW ON JAN.22 &23…. This play is the continuation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, A Doll’s House …It is hilariously funny, whip smart and resonant to our gender politics. Directed by Murphy Davis and set design by Michael Boyer, it stars Joy Hawkins, David Black, Jessica Miano-Kruel, and Maribeth Graham….Leigh Hooten is doing costumes. Call the box office at 305-294-5015 for lower priced preview tickets. Grand Opening is on Jan. 24. Also get tix at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org. Show runs thru Feb. 9.

CONCH REVIVAL PICNIC, JAN.22….At KW Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters….Chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman will prepare a Bahamian heritage dinner…. 6 to 8 pm …Go to www.kwahs.org for tickets at $45 for members and $55 for non members. Kids under 12, Free. Call Dani Holliday for more info at 305-295-6616, ex:114. The Lighthouse is located on Whitehead & Truman Sts.

 

HAPPY JAN.9 BIRTHDAY TO…TEVIS WERNICOFF….STUART WOODS… (Please remember Neal Hartman.)

**BOBBY NESBITT/LIBBY YORK GIG… JAN.9,16,23,30…. Bobby Nesbitt and jazz singer, Libby York perform every Wed. from 7 to 10 pm at Berlin’s at the A & B Lobster House….700 Front St….Stop by and enjoy some great jazz and music from the Great American Songbook and Showtunes too!!! Note that Berlins has recently banned smoking in the Berlins Bar Area…..

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.

MUSIC IN THE PALM GARDEN, JAN.9….Sponsored by Friends of the KW Library… 700 Fleming St…Husband & wife team named Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay are traveling troubadours … FREE show and open to the public. Gates open at 5:30 pm.

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES, JAN.9,10,11,12,16,17,18,19,23,24,25,26,30,31…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!!!!

GREASE’ SING A-LONG AT TROPIC CINEMA ON JAN 9….6:30 pm, Family Friendly Version….. 8:55 pm, ADULT Version…..Come in your Grease Finery…. And get ready to sing along with Sandy, Rizzo, Danny, and all the rest !!!! $20 for non-member and $18 for members.

DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP ON JAN 9 &23…. 5 to 6:30 pm on first & third Wed. of each month… at Womankind, 1511 Truman Ave.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN.9,16,23,30… Din Allen from 5:30-9:30 PM. pm.….

BLUE MACAW…JAN.9,16,23,30…. Terri White and Larry Baeder perform at 7:30 pm .

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN.9,16,23,30… Megan Clay from 5 to 7 pm…..

AMERICAN LEGION, JAN.9,16,23,30 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, JAN.9,16,23… Jeff Clark, noon to 5 pm….. 6:30-11:00 pm… Raven Cooper

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN.9,16….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, JAN.9,16,23,30,…. The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…

CONDITIONING CLASS FOR DANCE KEY WEST, JAN. 16,23,30….9 to 10 am at Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St….taught by Kristen Huffman…focus is on building muscle and you will feel stronger than ever!

HAPPY HOUR DANCE CLASS WITH KYLA PISCOPINK….JAN. 16….at 5 to 6 pm….Pilates, barre, and a full out dance party….music changes weekly….get your heart rate up and leave class feeling like a rock star…at KW Theater at 512 Eaton St.

THEATRE XP PLAY TO OPEN AT THE STUDIOS, JAN. 23-FEB.2….Limited run and seating…tix on sale now….at 305-296-0458 or go to www.tskw.org. Play is ‘I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard’…by Halley Feiffer… stars Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore…. Directed by Carol MacCartee…. 8 pm at 533 Eaton St.

 

HAPPY JAN.10 BIRTHDAY TO…MARY LOU HOOVER….MICHAEL BOYER …MARY PISZKER….GREG POLICASTRO …BRUCE PATERSON….. (Please remember Mary Jo DaSilva and George Maurer.)

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL….JAN.10,17,24,31….Jimmy Olson is back at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, JAN.10…. 6 PM at the Custom House….281 Front St. Speaker is Sharony Green who will present “Space Mtters: the Black Bahamian in Key West and Beyond.” $5 for members and $10 for non. Go to www.kwahs.org for tix.

SOUTHERNMOST MAGNOLIA BAND, JAN.10,17,24,31… Every Thurs. at BO’s Fishwagon at Caroline & William Sts….6 to 9 pm….singer, Maggie Moniz, with Steve Gibson, Chuck Sherman, and Kit Garovoy….good toe tappin music.

SMOKIN TUNA, JAN.10,11,12…..Gabriel Donohue at 5 pm….….Caffeine Carl & Friends or Buzz at 9 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN.10….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… Cool Duo at6:30-11:30 pm…

KEY WEST LITERARY SEMINAR, JAN. 10-13….For info go to www.kwls.org.

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 10… The Jeff Clark Band at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

TAVERN N TOWN…. JAN.10,17,24,31…. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge..

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN.10…. Karri Daley, 5:30-9:30 pm.

FARMER’S MARKET JAN.10,17,24,31…. Every Thursday at Bayview Park from 9 am to 2 pm. Vendors galore! Gina Maseratti performs….

LATEDA, JAN.10,…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm….

THE WAILERS AT KEY WEST THEATER, JAN. 10….8 pm…at 512 Eaton St…. go to www.thekeywestheater.com.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT….JAN. 17….The Southernmost Chamber Music Society will present an eve of piano music at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Rectory….401 Duval St.

DANCE KEY WEST CLASS ON JAN.17….Improv Dance & Jam from 9-10 am with Cricket Desmarais….focus is on self expression and fun….enhance your physical awareness and explore your range of movement…

*GRAND OPENING OF “A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART2”…JAN. 24…. 8 pm at The Waterfront Playhouse…. The Waterfront was one of the first theaters in the country to be granted the rights to ’A Doll’s House, Part2’ after it closed on Broadway. Note that on Jan. 24, there is a wonderful After Party in the Sculpture Garden…. Get tix at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tix…. Directed by Murphy Davis with a fabulous cast starring Joy Hawkins, David Black, Jessica Miano-Kruel and Maribeth Graham….and great sets by Michael Boyer…..NOT TO MISS!!!!

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…. I give thanks for these people who have touched my life in a extraordinary ways this holiday season….Kate Regan & Ken Silverman…..Kate Miano…. Sally Stevens & Robert Zadkovich…. Matthew Helmerich and Jeffrey Harwell ..Donna & Kevin Gallagher …. Terri & Phil Wilson….. Christopher Peterson…. Dina & Bob Badgerow…. Gayla Morgan …. Patrick Hayes…. Michael Pelkey … Bobby Nesbitt… Jimmy Olson….Mary Ellen & Clayton Beattie …. Neal Ruchman & Melissa Jean McDaniel … George Fernandez….. Jim Salini….Dominic at the MARC House …. Nancy Moulton & Dianna Davis …Jim Argoudelis & Dan Ward…. Harrell Odom & Barry Cook …. Bert Whitt & Dennis Beaver…. Abby Moore….Mary Lynne Price …. Susan & Stuart Kaufman …. Keith & Red Dempster ….Martha Robinson … Trey Forsyth….. Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore…. Mimi & Gary McDonald…. Susie & Brian Savitch….. Maribell & Johnny Maschal ….Paul & Pam Vereb… Christopher Rounds …..Kevin Melloncamp & Scott Mason….. Keith Riedel…..Nancy & Alan Seidel ….Michael at Azur ….Maggie Domski…..

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…..Lay aside your work and calm your heart. It’s already later than you think; for our earthly lives are, at best….only the blink of an eye between eternities.

Lynda

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

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

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

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

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 CAPRICORN PERSONALITY…DEC. 22 TO JAN. 20 ***

Capricorns are terrific company and are known for their wonderful sense of humor. They are also the perfect person to turn to in time of any crisis. Anyone who has enjoyed a good laugh with a Capricorn will want to come back for more. One of a Cap’s greatest strengths is learning from experience. They know how to turn a bad mistake into a valuable lesson. And that is important, as it is a rare Capricorn who goes through life unscathed. Most have their crosses to bear, but they usually grit their teeth and get on with it. This endurance and sticking power stays with them through life. Capricorns do have a tendency to be a tad pessimistic…seeing the glass half empty rather than half full. They often have a feeling that something awful is just waiting to happen, and if their fear comes true, they can become quite depressed. They are often fearful about the future and they need sympathetic listeners so they can unburden themselves. Reputation is very important to Capricorns. They want to be seen in a good light at all times by everyone. They often dress quite formally, as though they would let themselves down if they wear anything too casual. They tend to wear blacks and grays rather than bright colors. Another Capricorn bonus is that they never seem to age. Other signs will age, but the reverse seems to happen to a Capricorn. In fact, they seem to get younger right before your eyes. They mellow, learn to relax, and by the time of old age, they can make teenagers look positively boring!

In love, Caps always want to give a good impression and seem in control. On the surface they may appear to be calm and collected but they aren’t nearly as emotionally unruffled as they seem. Deep down they are extremely shy and vulnerable. Their feelings are easily hurt, and they will distance themselves emotionally from people as a form of protection. Caps are not noted for their demonstrative affections and they are very shy about expressing their feelings. The thought of rejection is appalling to them. Thus they shy away from scenes and close relationships, as they do not want to get hurt. Though Caps can be quite solitary creatures, they benefit from being in a loving relationship. Caps have a very traditional view of long-term relationships, believing that the man is the breadwinner and the woman should stay and take care of the house. Nevertheless, despite all of these issues, they can be hot stuff in the boudoir. The best signs for a Capricorn are Aries, Taurus, Cancer, and Capricorn!!!!

In career the Capricorn shines! They strive to be taken seriously by the world and their job is a way to prove themselves..and they devote lots of time to it. Life is often a struggle for a Cap until at least the 30th birthday….when things become easier and their careers begin to soar. They are quite ambitious and harbor secret plans to go right to the top. They are a valuable member of any work team…they can be relied on as they have a strong sense of duty….they may be chained to the desk long after everyone else has gone home….and they are often Workaholics! Career paths they find appealing are big business, dentistry, medical field, civil service, and government work. Even though it may be lonely at the top, they will manage beautifully.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SPECIAL CAPRICORN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!

12/22…Scott Wilson……Pat Burge…Melody Moore…Andy Weimer…..Kelly Castellanos… (Please remember Bob Decker.)

12/23…Dave Bootle…Linda Russin…Suzanne Peranteau…Meda Bahlke…

12/24…Lester Boatwright…Michael Philip…Barry Cuda…Sr. Jane Silk…

12/25…Chris Lippa…Bill Belobraidich……Bill Porter…Emil Imbro…Jimmy Buffet…

12/26…Richard Watherwax…Alissa Russin…Simone Bart…(Please remember Lincoln Borchik.)

12/27…Robin Deck…Skipper Kripitz…Ruth Cahoon…(Remember Terry Muir.)

12/28…Fr. John Baker…Jeff Johnson…Leigh Pujado…..Bernard Sledz…Lou Hernandez…Bob Perlow… Kelly Farrel …Dawn King…Kelsey Wilson….

12/29…Kitty Clements…Dan Cocco…Patti Ross…Larry Potoczak…

12/30…Nauni Baillou….Jan Whitney… (Please remember Peggy Oppanheimer.)

12/31…Bob Badgerow…Gail Lima…Kim Romano…Joe Tripp…..Chris Stone…..Leda Andrews…..Michael Citro…Melissa Tausche…Daniel Margil….

1/1…..Kip Larson…Russ Scavelli …Kristen Wilson…Phyllis Gagner….Chuck Ballish…

1-2…. June Hudson…Martha Barnes…Chris Rehm…Jim Sydenstricker…

1/3…..Jean Carper…Howard Livingston…Genevieve Isaksen…David Herzog…Carol Monaghan…Mary Beth Koerwer…Michael Blumenthal…..

1-4…..Keith Lapp…Kimball Ingram ….Chris Higgins…Cliff Sawyer…..

1/5…..Trish Manley…..Michael Munoz…Karen Ryan…

1/6…Cyndy Livingston…Helen Harrison…Michael Roth…Jack Behmke……Ginger Boncek …Mindy Duecker…Emily Domski ….(Please remember Patrick Junior Winters and Paul Hilson!!!!)

1/7….Anne Fisher-Wood…Lara Fox…Jodell Roberts…Lisa Elena Monda…..Jules Moodley…Frank Gren….

1/8….John Hammond….Bonnie Bajko…Maureen Ryan….(Please remember Milly Ashmore and Elvis Presely.)

1/9… Tevis Wernicoff…..Stuart Woods…..(Please remember Neal Harman.)

1/10…..Greg Policastro…Mary Lou Hoover…Michael Boyer…Mary Piszker…Bruce Paterson…(Please remember Mary Jo DaSilva and George Maurer…)

1/11…..Nancy Campbell ….Agnes Varis… Alex Hall….(Please remember…..Ed Knight and Kathy Cawley…)

1/12…..Mary Grusin…Lynne Vantriglia

1/13…..Bob Arnold…Jim Wallace…Devon Reimers…..Kristie Reilly.

1/14…Linda Beach…Michel Appellis…Jessica Geide

1/15…..Karri Daley…..Steve Andres…Eric Teves…..Sheila Taylor…Alexander Hunt…Sophia Peranteau …Kay Breslin…

1/16…Rebecca Tomlinson…Michael Fatica……Sally Galbraith…Joe Shaw…Diane Strong..(Please remember Richard Crooks and Fran Ford.)

1/17…Blake Hunter…John McDonald….Scott Hall…..Ron Stadnik…Paige Dillow.….(.Please remember Mabel Paul.)…

1/18……Jennifer Cornell….Eric Dean Davis…Carol Blaha Frac…(Please remember Tim Wegmen.)

1/19…Kathy Haymaker…Nikola Czerny…Michelle Dravis…

1/20….Clayton Beattie…Stacy Ortiz…Gina Karr…Stephen Selka……..Steve Richardson …Nancy Boyce…Nancy Norris….(Take time to remember Gladys Rybicki and Joy Peck. )

HAPPY CAPRICORN ANNIVERSARY TO….

12/24….Bobby Nesbitt & Michael Mulligan

12/25…Anne & Dave Rein…

12/27…Nancy & Javier Lopez…Marion & Charlie Strauss…

12/28…George & Linda Beach

12/29…..Keith & Redza Dempster…Don & Mary Lynne Furth…Janet & Charlie Bengel…

12/30… Kris & Bob Pabian…

12/31….Pat & Carey Moore…..Terri & Phil Wilson

1/1/…..Carol Tedesco & Michael Shields

½…Margaret & Ken Domanski….David & Irene Eyer

1/5…..Karen & Vince Taporowski….

1/8… Jean & Joe Thornton

1/11…..Roberta DePiero & Reef Perkins…Teresa & Jim Wallace…Mark Buczak & Jon Grimm.

1/12….Virginia & Taylor Doebler

1/14….Bob Pracher & Jan Gebhart….

If you are one of those Capricorns, please let me know if any of the above description pertains to you in any way. If you receive my blog and are not on these lists, please send me your info to kwlynda@bellsouth.net, and I will gladly add you. We send love and best wishes to all celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries during this time period.

Love to you,
Lynda


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