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MAY 17 THRU MAY 23 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

HAPPY MAY 17 BIRTHDAY TO….SUSAN WEEKLEY… MARTIN WHITE … KENNY FRADLEY … ERIC HENCH… JAMES OSGOOD… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. GEORGENE & RON STADNIK!!!

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

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON!!!!… A full house was in attendance, waiting with baited breath to hear all about the next season of shows at The Waterfront Playhouse…. And the presentation did NOT disappoint…. everyone was thrilled with the announcement!!! Mark your calendars as you will NOT want to miss a single show!

1) ‘HAIR’ in Concert, Nov. 22,23,24,&25…..

2) ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’, Dec.12-28…..

3) ‘GLASS’…. (world premiere by Michael Amin), Jan. 16-Feb. 1….

4) ‘PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…The Musical!!! ..March 5 thru March 28….

5) ‘AMERICAN BUFFALO’…. David Mamet play, April 16 thru May 2…

6) ‘BEEHIVE’…the 60’s Musical….May 21-June 6!!!!

PLUS…. Waterfront Playhouse ON THE EDGE SHOWS!!!!

1)‘SHREK, JR.’ Waterfront Playhouse Youth Theater Aug. 2 & 3

2) ‘THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW’…. Starring Christopher Peterson… Oct. 19-Oct. 25.

3) ‘THE INFORMER’.. by Bertold Brecht… Nov. 3 & 4 and 10 &11.

4) ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL…. Feb. 12,13,14,15… stars Tracey Conyer as Billie Holliday.

5) ‘TRUNK MATERIAL 2’… and evening of great songs performed by the cast members of ‘PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…March 14 only….

6) ‘BASH’, April 19 & 20

**WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS..….Open Auditions were held on May 5 and a LOT of great talent came out!!! If you somehow missed the auditions but are interested in acting on the Waterfront Stage, contact artistic director, Tom Thayer at 305-394-7445 or 931-216-8502…. OR email him at Thayer.tom@yahoo.com.

***TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE ANNOUNCES EXCITING 2019-20 SEASON….As a producer of the Tennessee Williams Theatre, we were at the big annual announcement at the home of Tom & Kitty Clements, where Frank Wood revealed the next season of fabulous shows at the Theatre…. Mark your calendars… Dec. 5… SUTTON FOSTER IN CONCERT…. This thrills me to NO end, as two time Tony Award Winner, Sutton is my most favorite Broadway Star … We have seen her in just about every musical she has starred in… and I watch her TV shows, Younger… and prior to that, BunHeads!!!! I always tell everyone the “I am going to be Sutton Foster in my next life!!! We got to meet her ‘on the street’ after she performed in an off-Broadway show, called ‘Trust’ and she was warm and delightful and that sealed the deal of FAN FOR LIFE!!!… DEC. 19…. ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’…. (We saw this last Aug. on Broadway…. Hilarious and wild and wonderful!!!)… FEB. 14… Mandy Patinkin in Concert…. Musical Star, Mandy is also one of my faves…. Have seen him in Falsettos, Evita (won Tony for Che), and he has starred and is starring in many TV shows… MARCH 12…. ‘The Color Purple’…fabulous musical…saw it two years ago on Broadway….March 21…. The Choir of Man…..9 handsome blokes who sing, dance and will knock your socks off!!!! Other non-producer shows announce….Jan. 25…. Kristen Chenoweth (Broadway legend)…. Feb. 17… The Jersey Boys (always a favorite!)…. March 6 The Peking Chinese Acrobats…. March 28, Motown with a Twist (Dancing with the Stars)… May 5… One night of QUEEN!!!! (If you saw it two years ago you can only hope it is the same group who blew us away!!!) More shows will be announced throughout the year!! TWO OTHER GREAT SHOWS IN THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS CABARET THEATRE, ARE ‘BOBBY NESBITT…IN THE LOBBY WITH DANNY WEATHERS & CARMEN RODRIGUEZ’….. AND …. A CABARET SHOW WITH DAVE BOOTLE!!!!

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!!

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

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

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

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB….There is a fab Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm every single day… plus great piano bar music…. You will love it… sitting right at the piano has been resurrected and is so much fun to kibitz with those surrounding the pianist … Special 50% off wine and drink prices plus delish food all 50% off! 821 Duval St.

BARBERSHOP CHORUS….Joe Tripp, Key West’s fave police officer and Aqua Idol Star, is starting a Barbershop Singing Group…He is looking to find investors to help him get this started in Key West….needs $$$ for music, shirts and uniforms, rehearsal space, and eventually memberships in an organization. Perhaps there is a donor or philanthropist out there who believes in a project like this and can help with financing. Joe needs someone who can help him with incorporating this group .. someone with the knowledge and help of how this can be done. If you have ideas, suggestions or can help…or know someone that can help Joe, please contact him at 813-477-3045 or email him at Joelepro1@gmail.com. You can send checks to Joe Tripp at PO Box 2374, Key West, FL 33040. Note that this new group will be having their first performance at Mango Fest in June. Stay tuned!

****‘RED SPEEDO’ at WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MAY 17,18…..This is exciting and dramatic theater at its best! Brilliantly reviewed by Joanna Brady…. The cast deserves all the superlatives it got! Cody Borah, Jessica Miano Kruel, Ross Pipkin and Steve Miller knock it out of the park….The set by Michael Boyer is nothing short of amazing…..and John McDonald did a superb directing job! Congrats to the Waterfront Playhouse for once again, delivering a top notch theatrical production to Key West! Get tix NOW at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 to reserve your seats to this MUST SEE SHOW!!!!! How often do you get to see the lead actor looking HOT in a red speedo thru the entire show… and a ‘pool’ on the stage! The story is tense and controversial and cutting edge….

TAVERN N TOWN… MAY 17… Michael Thomas performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 17 & 18….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…The Jeff Clark Band …. from 6:45-11:45pm…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. MAY 17….Larry Smith performs for Happy Hour starts at 5:30 -7:30 pm……. Now, full bar and food too! 821 Duval St…. Be there! On May 17, 8-11pm, it’s the NYCE Band! On May 24, it’s the Dom Carelli Trio from 8 to 11 pm….

CHRIS TOLER AT GENERAL HORSEPLAY, MAY 17,24,31.. Chris Toler at this new great spot on Caroline St., from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am!!!! (also will be there on May 3)

THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 17,24,31….Michael Robinson…. at 526 Angela St.… will be at the piano from 5-7 pm.

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, 17,24,31…. Noon to 3 pm at the Beach Bar .

AT HOG’S BREATH, MAY 17…. Kenny at 1 pm….Mick & Nick, at 5 pm…. The Coal Men at 9 pm….

THE GREEN PARROT….MAY 17 & 18…Shamarr Allen at 5:30…. 9 pm, and 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 17,24,31…. Mike Naughton performs from 5:30-9:30pm…

LATEDA, MAY 17,24,31… 3 Sum at 8:30 pm….

COMEDY KEY WEST, MAY 17….. It’s Dave Siegel headlining at 8:30 pm… at The BottleCap, 1128 Simonton…..Prior to headliner, fab local comics will have you howling with laughter! Locals…go online to get discount…. Go to www.comedykeywest.com… Then make sure you type in LOCAL for % discount!

MANGOES WITH DAVE BOOTLE, MAY 17,18,23,24,25,30,31…. The always fabulous and adorable Dave Bootle entertains his legions of fans from 9:00 pm until Midnight at 700 Duval St….

AT THE TROPIC CINEMA….. MAY 17-23 … JOHN WICK, CHAPTER 3, PARABELLUM …. THE INTRUDER …SHADOW …. TOLKEIN…. RED JOAN…. 416 Eaton St.

**TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR SUMMER STAGE BY THEATRE XP…. The lineup for the summer series is: June 2-20…’The Sunset Limited’, 8 pm…at the Red Barn…. June 7 & 8, 7 pm, The Laramie Project at Waterfront Playhouse….. June 10, ‘Twice Told Tales’ at 8 pm at The Studios….. June 17, ‘Cost of Living’ at Red Barn Theatre, at 7 pm… June 23 & 24, ‘The Classics of Comedy’ at The Studios, 8 pm…. June 26, ‘Man from Earth’….7 pm at Red Barn….. For details and info, call 302-540-6102. MORE information to come…..

WISH YOU WERE HERE: POPSTCARDS FROM PARADISE,’ MAY 10…The KW Art & Historical Society opened at The Custom House at 281 Front St. at 6 pm. On display will be 130 years of Vintage Post Cards and images from Key West….runs thru Aug. 11…

**COFFEE MILL DANCE WORKS #17, ON MAY 17 & 18….7:30 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd…. Annual spring dance concert featuring the ballet, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs as well as other newly choreographed works. Get tickets at www.keystix.com.

LUANN GROSSCUP ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK!!!.. ‘FLIGHT: An American Pilot’s Story of Adventure, Descent, and Redemption’, by local author and friend, Luann Grosscup and Capt. Neil Hansen has been released!!! It is one man’s aviation story (Neil Hansen), within the context of CIA covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. This real-life very riveting story will take you right where all the action took place during this very challenging time in history. Presently, the book is available at www.amazon.com, in either soft cover or kindle. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/Flight-Neil-GrahamHansen/dp/1940773814/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=FLIGHT+Hansen+paperback&gid=1552398027&s=gateway&sr=8-1.

****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, and owned by KW Royalty…. 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 …Genevieve Isaksen …. Kathy Elias….the family and friends of Linda Russin…..Judy Davis…….the family and friends of artist David Harrison Wright, who recently passed away…….the family and friends of Jim Cameron, and especially Jim’s widow, Cindy ….Sharron Mondo Drezner… Maggie Domski ….MK Clapp….Len Stevens …the family and friends of Chuck Newman .….Rick Elias……..John Behmke ….Joe McMurray …George Kling ..Billy Cartledge…..Mary Larkin……….Mike Stallard and wife Kelly…… Robin Deck …Jim Hendrick…..…Carl McMackin….Justin Kawaler ….John Gadonniex… Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams …… Judi Stevens …Fred Lima ….Nancy Lima …Maryann Sabol … Pam Williams …..Jon Traut…. Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill …Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer…. Sam Trophia….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 …Betty & Jack Darst….. …….Eegor Goropec…Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …… Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards. Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for. Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for. Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving. We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man. Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things! Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU… It’s not that the man did not know how to juggle, he just didn’t have the balls to do it!

 

HAPPY MAY 18…BIRTHDAY TO…STEVE GURMIN…. JUSTIN AHEARN…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. LYLE & C MILLER…

RED SPEEDO’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….MAY 18…. Get tix for this not to miss show at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. Ask to hear about special theater deals and prices!!!!

FREE WOMENS SAILING LESSONS, MAY 19,26…. 10 am to noon. Register at 9:45 am…. Held at KW Community Sailing Center, at 705 Palm Dr. Every Saturday!

AT THE GARDENS, MAY 18… A super pianist TBA will be at the piano from 5 to 7 pm. On May 25, it will be Jimmy Olson at the piano!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MAY 18…….Larry Smith plays for Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm…… ….821 Duval…Now a full bar and delish food too….On May 18, from 8-11 pm, it’s the Matt “Phatback” Watson Review….

FULL MOON BIKE RIDE, MAY 18….7 PM…STARTS AT White Street Pier…Bring bike lights and water…..organized by Southernmost Slow Ride….

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 18…. Noon to 4pm, Barry Cuda….4:30-8:30, Mick & Nick… 9 to 1 am, The Coal Men…

KARRI DALEY AT GENERAL HORSEPLAY ON CAROLINE ST.. MAY 18….The glorious Karri performs from 9 TO MIDNIGHT!!!!!

LATEDA, MAY 18…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…. Christopher Peterson Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 18…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 18 & 25…. Nick Norman from 1 to 5 pm … Tony Baltimore performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

NATIVE PLANT SALE, MAY 18….9 am to noon at The KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island….offering native trees, plants, shrubs, vines etc.

SPEAKER SERIES AT KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN, MAY 18… 1:30 pm…. In the Toppino Nature Chapel… speaker is Alison Higgins, talking about “Anticipated Effect of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise In Key West.” Free for members and $5 for non members.

KARRI DALEY AT GENERAL HORSEPLAY ON MAY 18…..9 to midnight… located at 423 Caroline St…. Fun spot… great singer!

CONCERT AT THE COTTAGES, MAY 18….Seth Glier performs some great songs…. At 607 Ashe St….A Studios Production….$32…Members, $25.

BLUE HEAVEN, MAY 25….6 pm….Skipper Kripitz, Bob Boyd, and Bubba Lownotes entertain.

KEY WEST BLUES FESTIVAL, MAY 25….At KW theater at 512 Eaton St…host is Bill Hoebee…doors open at7 show at 8 pm. Features…Bill Blue, Caffeine Carl, Ericson Holt, Michelle Dravis, Andy Westcott, Daryl Brooke, Joey Marchiano, Rick Fusco plus special guests, Jeff Clark, Wayne Sorbelli and KARRI DALEY!!!! Advance tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

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.

PRIDE FOLLIES ON JUNE 1… Mark Calendars…get tix for this show NOW at the Key Wes Theater by going to www.keystix.com.

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

 

HAPPY MAY 19 BIRTHDAY TO….NOREEN COLLINS … GERRI LOUISE GATES … MIKE BENNER … VANESSA McCAFFREY… JEAN FUCILLO… SHIRREL RHOADES … FR. JERRY TURNER …LOUISE HARDING …LEN STEVENS…DON PINGSTON …TINA PACE.

AL ROMANO AT OCEAN GRILL MAY 19, 26….Al will be singing from 11 am to 2 pm every Sunday….Ocean Grill is in Square One… free parking…. Formerly Square One restaurant.

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, MAY 19… from 9 to 11 am….It is the talented Michelle Dravis performing!!!! At 600 Eaton St…. the place to be to hear soulful Sunday music, have good conversation and start the week off right! On May 26, it’s Love Maximum performing…Tory Mata & Ben Pegg.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN, MAY 19,26…. AT the KW Community Sailing Center at 705 Palm Dr. Register at 9:45….Lessons are from 10 am to noon every Sun.

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS, MAY 19…. 5:30 – 8pm. On May 12, it’s jazz harpist, Scott Marishen & Friends…. 526 Angela St. ON MAY 26, IT’S TERRI WHITE & FRIENDS!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … MAY 19….Larry Smith performs for Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 pm…Barry Cuda & the Sharks… at 8:00-11:00 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 19,26…….Dan Harvey from 12:30-4:30 pm … Shanty Hounds at 5:30-9:30 pm.

GREEN PARROT MAY 19…. Sunday Jazz with the Mike Emerson Quartet…1-4:30 pm …..Bill Blue at 5:30 pm.

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, MAY 19,26….Karri performs from noon to 3 pm

LATEDA, MAY 19,26……Tea Dance at 4 pm …..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge!

BLUE MACAW ON MAY 19,26…. Karri Daley entertains from 7:30-9:30 pm at this hot spot on Whitehead St.

TAVERN N TOWN MAY 19…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 19….noon to 5pm, Michael McCloud…. 6:45-11pm, Raven Cooper.

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 19….4:30-8:30 pm, Mick & Nick…. 9 to 1 am, The Coal Men…

KW THEATER SPEAKEASY SERIES…..MAY 19…. 8 PM…. 512 Eaton St…Songwriters’ Speakeasy Series on the Big Stage…. Nick Norman, Jeff Harris, CW Colt, Jeff Clark, Cayman Smith Martin, Marjorie Lee, Any Wescott, Lance Taylor, Zack Seemiller, Kristen McNamara, and Raven Cooper perform! Get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

**THE MUSIC ROOM WOODSTOCK CONCERT, MAY 26….5:30 pm at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St…. Sing along with over 50 of Key West’s most talented musicians…concert will feature present and alumni students…plus very special guests….Director is Robin Kaplan….and features Skipper Kripitz, Joe Dallas, Camille Toler, Chris Toler, Les Dudley, Sarah Vitale, George Hemund, Lauren Thompson, Belle Jampol, Rolando Rojos, Savannah Didato, Suzanne Moore, and Damian Vantriglia. This ‘Kids Helping Kids Concert’ is free to attend but reserve your ticket at www.keywestmusicroom.com. Fun items will be sold to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

MINIMAL REGATTA, MAY 26….At Schooner Wharf….For info on entering the Regatta, go to www.schoonerwharf.com. Contest on May 26 is at 1:30 pm.

*SUMMER THEATRE XP ‘THE SUNSET LIMITED’ AT RED BARN, JUNE 2-20…..Theatre XP presents this suspenseful and thought-provoking play starring Tammy Shanley and Melody Moore, and directed by Bob Bowersox. 8 pm…. Get tix at www.keywestsummerstage.com or call 302-540-6102.

 

HAPPY MAY 20 BIRTHDAY TO….DIANE BRADY RHOADES …JOE McMURRAY…TONY ROBERTS… RON CHUMURA … MONICA DENK…. JULIO TORRADO … RENATA RECHSTEINER….(Please remember Tom Ratcliffe and Andy Ashmore.) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. KELLY & MINGO CASTELLANOS…. AND … SUE & MINOO BILLIMORIA…..(Please remember Fr. John Weigand.)

****THE TRUE SIT-AROUND- THE- PIANO –BAR- EXPERIENCE LIVES!!.. AND EVERY EVE… When we first moved to Key West one of the most fun things we loved was the chance to actually sit at stools around the Piano at the Pier House when the fabulous Bobby Nesbitt entertained…. If the piano was full, we would wait until someone left and then quickly make our move….Later, Larry Smith kept the tradition going… NOW, this is about to happen once again…this time at THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, at 821 Duval St.!!!! On March 8 you will have the unique and intimate opportunity to recapture those days of yore….sit around the 7 foot Knave grand piano and be able to place your drink on the piano and be up close and personal with Larry (or whomever the pianist will be)….Larry Smith will kick off this ‘event’ at 5:30 pm on March 8. You will be able to enjoy the unassuming elegance of a bygone era! Drink and food specials will be offered at these 5:30 pm Happy Hour soirees!! We say Bravo! And congrats to Wayne Larue Smith and Denis Hyland for resurrecting the Little Room Jazz Club and the mystique of the Authentic Piano Bar!!!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 20,27…. James King III is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… with Eric Haley singing too!

DUELING BARTENDERS AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB, MAY 20,27….5:30-8 PM… ALWAYS GREAT FUN… Ric Dery and a Guest Singer perform and serve drinks too!

BINGO AT GREEN PARROT, MAY 20….7 to 9 pm, to benefit the KWAHS!!!!!

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MAY 20….….Maliti & Pais perform for Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm….Great Jazz every day…….Larry Smith Jazz Jam, with Skipper and Joe Dallas too….8:30-11:30 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 821 Duval St.

BLUE MACAW, MAY 20,27…. Karri Daley performs from 4 to 7 pm…

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 20,27…. Michael Thomas performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 20 & 27…. Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm… Black & Skabuddah from 6:45-Midnight.

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

LATEDA, MAY 20,27,…Ronnie Lovely at 8:30 pm….Congrats to Ronnie Carruthers aka Ronnie Lovely….., who just won the coveted title of QUEEN MOTHER #36, under the name, VANNA BLACK!!!! in the recent Pageant at Lateda!!!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., MAY 20,27… The Bahama Boys….from 5:30-9:30 pm.

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 20…..noon to 4 pm, Zack Seemiller…. 4:30 to 8:30, Oren Polak ….. Myles Mancuso…. 9 to 1 am….

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE, MAY 27….10 am at Bayview Park at the Veteran’s Memorial Garden….

INTERESTED IN STUDYING SCRIPTURE? ….You can join in any time…..This will be every Monday for the next 13 Mondays….. Bible Study reflecting on the scriptures for the coming Sunday. ALL welcome…. No cost or fees…. Not necessary to attend all classes…. No registration needed…. Just come to the Star of the Sea Room at the Klaus Murphy Center at 7:15 pm…at building next door to the Basilica on Truman….

HAPPY MAY 21 BIRTHDAY TO….MAJ JOHNSON … MARTA WHITE… GENE KNUDSON … SETH HOLDEN …. BILL VERGE…STEVE WARNER JR…..CHRIS HUGHEES… WYATT HUGHES…. (Please remember our dear friend, BILL WELCH.)

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MAY 21….Happy Hour with Larry Smith at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm… Bluesday Tuesday with Larry Baeder at 8 pm-11 pm!!!!! 821 Duval St.

LATEDA, MAY 21& 28…The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 21,28… Megan Clay is at the Piano from 5 to 7 pm…!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MAY 21& 28… Black & Skabuddah from 5:30 to 9:30 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 21,28…Carmen & Michael perform from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.….

THE GREEN PARROT…. MAY 21… The Beatles Band at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 21,28… Gary Hempsey at noon to 5….Tom Taylor Duo 6:45-11 pm….

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 21&22…. Joel Nelson at noon…. at 4:30….Oren Polak at 9 pm, Myles Mancuso….

VIRGILIOS ON MAY 21… Skippo, Gary Rivenson, Chris Burchard and Rob DiStasi, 9 pm….

**“RED SPEEDO” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MAY 21-25 THIS WEEK…Get tix now at 305-294-5015 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.

SLOPPY JOE’S ON MAY 21….. Karri Daley with Randy Morrow and Andy Wescott, perform from 5:30-9:30 pm.

VIRGILIO’S ON MAY 28…..At 9 pm it’s the CRZB’s with Skipper, Rob DiStasi, Joe Dallas, and Chris Burchard….

FRINGE PRESENTS, ‘THE PRIZE’…. JUNE 4-6….Stars Martha Hooten, Aaron Duclois, Daniel Bochlas, and Ross Pipkin…. Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson, and John Reynolds, Asst. Director …… This production will be presented at The Studios of KW, 533 Eaton St. at 7 pm. For tix go to www.fingetheater.org or call 305-731-0581.

 

HAPPY MAY 22 BIRTHDAY TO…DENA BADGEROW … JOANIE SULLIVAN …EVERETT HUDSON SMITH … GEORGE GUGLEOTTI … TERRY LUZIUS …RICK MACK … CAROL BURNS … LUKE WALLACE … HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ….DENA & BOB BADGEROW….. LAURIE & KEVIN McCHESNEY … RUSTY HODGDON & JOYCE CHILTON…..

WE WELCOME GOOD FRIENDS FROM OHIO…. GEORGE CHASE AND MARION LA BELLA!!!!!!

*TAP CLASS AT COFFEE MILL MAY 22,29…..Actress, Kristen Michelle who wowed everyone in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Waterfront Playhouse, is back in town working on her role in the upcoming Studios musical. PRIME TIME….and while she is here, she is conducting her great fun Tap Classes on Wednesdays at 10:30 am at 804 White St. the new Coffee Mill studios!!!! If interested let Penny Leto know at coffeemilldance@aol.com. Note that I have taken this class and Kristen makes it fun for all levels of dance. Hope to see you there!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, MAY 22,29…. Megan Clay at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

KARRI DALEY AT LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… A full house was on hand to see and hear the luminous Karri Daley make her debut at the Little Room Jazz Club on May 15… at 821 Duval St.….It was a wonderful night….and Karri did not disappoint! Musicians with Karri were the brilliant Marty Stonely and Skipper Kripitz!!! We sure are hoping that Denis and Wayne have Karri often at the Little Room! She is HOT! Talented! And totally refreshing!!!!!

LITTLE ROOM ON MAY 22….. 8 to 11 pm, Chris Burchard and Company…

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

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…MAY 22… Din Allen from 5:30-9:30 PM..…

BLUE MACAW, MAY 22,29…. From 7:30-11, it’s Terri White and Larry Baeder, entertaining at this super night spot.

COMEDY KEY WEST…MAD HOUSE, MAY 22….A hilarious eve at the Bottle Cap with some of the best comics ever….. get tix at www.comedykeywest.com. Locals get great discount….

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 22,29… noon … Jeff Clark….6:45-11 pm, Raven Cooper…..

KARRI DALEY AT BLUE MACAW, MAY 22,29….noon to 3 pm!!!! The beautiful Karri performs!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 22….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, MAY 22,29…. The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…

***RED SPEEDO” ON MAY 22… get tix now at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015. Great show starring Jessica Miano Kruel, Cody Borah, Ross Pipkin and Steve Miller!!! DO NOT MISS!!!!

**‘PRIME TIME’…NEW MUSICAL BY BLAKE HUNTER, STARTS MAY 22… Get tix now for this original musical at the Studios May 22-26 and May 28-June 1. Go to www.tskw.org for tickets. Directed by Murphy Davis and starring Maribeth Graham, Jeremy Zoma, Michael Castellano, Erin McKenna, Kristen Michelle, Barry Tarallo, Kyla Piscopink and Jordan Fife Hunt…. Set Design by Rick Worth….Musical Director, Debra Barsha & assistant, Rob Baumgartner… Choreography, Kyla Piscopink…. Stage Mgr., JB McLendon….Costumes, Leigh Hooten….Props, Carmen Rodriguez… BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS by Blake Hunter.

TIKI BAR AT SUGARLOAF LODGE, May 22….. Kari Daley performs from 8 to 11 pm….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MAY 29…. 8 pm, it’s Chris Burchard, Skipper Kripitz and Tim McAlpine……821 Duval St….

AUTHOR TALK AT KW LIBRARY, MAY 29….Journalist & author, Erik Reece will discuss “Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America’s Most Radical Idea” 6 pm at 700 Fleming St. FREE…. Get there early for a seat.

 

HAPPY MAY 23 BIRTHDAY TO…BUCKY MONTGOMERY… CHRISTINE BASSETT … JOYCE BURD … JOHN ANDOLA … EMILY SELF …. CHAZ SPOTTSWOOD, JR…. ISABELLA WILSON … HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. ELLEN & BERNIE PETER….

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB MAY 23….Peter Diamond & Friends from 8 to 11 pm…. 50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!! The long-awaited Little Room Jazz Club is open ….. Now a FULL Liquor License and Food to order… Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!!!

AT THE STUDIOS, thru MAY 30….All 4 galleries will exhibit a captivating array of work by local artists, Michel Delgado, Alaina Plowdrey, and Jeane LaRance. … plus a special show of work by Bridget Bunting… 6 to 8 pm….533 Eaton St. will be on exhibit until May 30.

TROPIC CINEMA…. MAY 23….Terry Gilliam’s ‘DON QUIXOTE’ Journey, hosted by Oscar-winning screenwriter & director, Terry George…. See ‘LOST IN LA MANCHA’, Monty Python’s alumnus, Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated attempt to film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” in late 2000. One by one, a series of ‘catastrophes’ occurred to interrupt and delay production ….. anything and everything that could go wrong, did….Terry George will lead a short discussion after the documentary and that will be followed by the screening of ‘THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE’… finished at last, in 2018 and starring Adam Driver as Toby, a cynical ad director who finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoemaker who think he is Don Quixote…..

FARMER’S MARKET MAY 23,30…..At Bayview Park from 9 am to 2 pm… lots of produce, flowers, crafts, home goods, etc./ every Thursday!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES MAY 23,30…. 9 to Midnight…700 Duval St. Dance the night away with the fab Dave B!!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 23,30… Michael McCloud at noon to 5… Cool Duo of Chris Case & Sam Ramos, 6:45-11 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, MAY 23….Singer/ Songwriters perform all day!!!

BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS, MAY 23,30… If you are working your way thru the grieving process, there is support available… you are not alone…. Every Thurs. at 7:15 at the Klaus Murphy Center on the campus of St. Mary Basilica….. on Truman Ave. All welcome.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP ON MAY 23&24….Headliner is Michael Panzeca….You will LOVE KW Comedy Club…..Every Thurs and Fri at 1128 Simonton St…. Name Comics from all over the nation…. Plus our amazing Local comics who lead off the show…. Great discount for Locals…. Go online and make sure you print LOCAL to get discounted tix. Go to www.comedykeywest.com.

THE GARDENS ON MAY 23,30….Jimmy Olson is at piano from 5 to 7 pm…..

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLINS ON MAY 23,24,…. Bria sings from 7 to 10 pm at Berlins at the A & B Lobster House.

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 23,30…. Michael Thomas and Carmen Rodriguez entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!!!

KARRI DALEY AT BLUE MACAW, MAY 23,30…. Karri entertains from 4 to 7 pm.

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

LATEDA, MAY 23….3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson performs at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

****“RED SPEEDO” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MAY 23,24,25….. This play directed by John McDonald and starring Cody Borah, Jessica Miano Kruel, Ross Pipkin and Steve Miller…with set design by Michael Boyer…..showtime is 8 pm…. This play poses the question…Would you do anything to win an Olympic medal? This is a razor sharp play about whether doping is acceptable in the pursuit of that elusive medal, esp when commercial endorsements are at stake. This edge-of-your-seat play is about survival of the fittest and a desire for the American dream. The NY Times called the play “a taut, incisive drama…the characters, at times movingly human in their complexity and weakness… a bitter indictment of our winning-at-all-costs culture.” ‘RED SPEEDO’ runs through June 1st…..Note that Michael Boyer has constructed an onstage working pool for our Waterfront production! A miracle man he is!!!!! Get tix NOW at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets to this NOT TO MISS show!!!!! PS And Cody Borah looks ravishing in his Red Speedo!!!!!!

AQUA SIDE BAR, MAY 23… A benefit for William Weech American Legion Post 168… ca chance to win $1,000. Happy Hour, silent auction, and Light bites. At Aqua Side Bar, on Angela St. 5:30-7:30 pm. Call Nancy for donations or info at 703-626-0600.

KWAHS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, MAY 23….6-7 pm…6th generation Conch, Bob Bernreuter, will present a talk on ‘A History of the Basilica St. Mary Star of the Sea’…. 6-7 pm…. At Custom House at281 Front St… Tix are $5 for members and $10 for non. Go to www.kwahs.org/events for tickets.

WINE TASTE AT THE GARDENS, JUNE 6… Pride Week Wine Tasting at 526 Angela St… Join Queen Kate poolside, at The Gardens Hotel…. Free tasting of Rose & Sauvignon Blanc….4 to 6 pm.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY….I am SO thankful for our daughter Melissa Lynn Lang… Billy Cartledge & Jim Hall…. Mary Lynne Price… Bucky Montgomery… Amanda Siglin at Walgreens…Carolyn Cooper…..Annie Miners….George Fernandez…. Rusty Hodgdon ….Jim Argoudelis….Singer/songwriter, Lauren Mascitti and her Nana, Dee….our son, Rob Frechette…. Christopher Elwell ….. my husband Bob, always! And for all my readers!!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…Those who succeed usually have one big thing in common…they Never give up! No matter how long it takes… no matter how many obstacles are in the way… they fight on until they prevail. Above so many things, perseverance is vital to success. Continuous effort…. Not strength or intelligence… is the key to unlocking our potential!!

Lynda

 

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

WOMAN’S CLUB OFFERS FREE TOURS….Called ‘The Hellings House’…the home of the KW Woman’s Club… has free tours 10 am to 3 pm Tues. thru Sat. each week.

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

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

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!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** THE TAURUS PERSONALITY….APRIL 21 THROUGH MAY 21***

People know they can trust a Taurus, for they are reliable, faithful, practical, and people to turn to in a crisis. They can be counted on! Although they are steadfast, they are also very resistant to the idea of change. It makes them feel nervous…as if everything is going to collapse around them! Taureans always take a long time to get used to any major alterations in their life, and they they can feel dislocated by change. As a result, they tend to slip into routines that quickly become ruts, as they would rather know what each day will bring, even though it is boring or tedious…than risk getting upset when their regular schedule is disturbed.

Taureans take things slow….preferring to do things in their own time and in their own way, and often turn a deaf ear to anyone who may try to persuade them otherwise. They have tremendous determination and will power but this can turn into that stubborn streak that Taureans are famous for. Nothing will change their mind; people can go blue in the face trying to reason with them, but they just won’t listen!

Taureans do need their sense of self-worth and they associate their possessions as status symbols. The problem with this, is that they often become hemmed in by their possessions as they start to rule their lives. Letting go and simplifying is not an easy task for a Taurean!

The Taurus is the one least likely to lose their temper over trifles. They grit their teeth and give others the benefit of the doubt over and over again…until things go TOO far, and then they blow their top! This is a frightening experience for everyone around when this happens….so look out!

Family means the world to a Taurean and they devote lots of time to their nearest and dearest. They enjoy keeping up long standing traditions especially at the holidays. They are loyal, loving and steadfast, which endears them to anyone who likes to know that their affection won’t be tossed away. They make adoring friends and they usually have a select circle of very close friends that they have know for a long time rather than a wide range of acquaintances. It takes a Taurean quite some time to get to know people properly and others have to earn a Taurean’s trust…but once they’ve done that, the Taurean becomes the sort of pal who will stand by them through thick and thin. This love and affection sometimes turns into a tendency to be possessive however. The best signs for a Taurus are Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.

In careers, the Taurean loves to work and are good solid members of any team…they get the job done. They may not do it very quickly as others but they keep at it and don’t cut corners. They are not interested in self-employment, but if they do decide to work for themselves they will try their hardest to make a go of it. They are attracted to work in finance, banking, and investments. Also, the beauty industry appeals to them as they are one of the best looking signs of the Zodiac, They make great models, masseurs, perfumiers. They love professions connected with nature, farming, gardening or floristry. Because many are blessed with lovely voices, they are drawn to the music industry and singing, particularly.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR TAUREAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!

4/21…..Melissa Frechette Lang…..Penny Leto…Rob Mone …. Richard Duecker… (Please remember Ray Perdion….)

4/22…..Jacob Gelt Dekker…Caroline Taylor…..Jack Agnew……Reggie Jenkins…Beth Ranson … Rosemary Stout …Jeff Chesson …(Please remember Ted Watson.!!)

4/23…..Tony Konrath….Stephen Kitsakos….Guy de Boer….Linda Jurin Cruz…Bill Lane…..Greg Collins ….(Please remember Sam Stevens….)

4/24…….Elena Devers…Margaret Clerico…Elena Warner…Glenda Donovan

4/25…..Gordon Mackey…Sarah Dorrance…Richard Klitneck…Tom Murtha…Jonathan Traut…

4/26…..Megan Behmke…Marky Pierson…Kenne Tucker….Rosemary Enright…Camille Toler…Jeffrey Katz…Barbara Grob…Jack Hulligan…Jacquie Blatchford…

4/27….Marcia Melody Lynne Faber..…..Steve Hatch….Tom Brinkman…Maria Protopsaltis…

4/28…Alison Teal….Fran Decker…..Dick Weithas….Michael Hughes…Gail Leder…Greg Hazel…Daniel Genica…..Rick Bodner…..

4/29…..Scott Fuhriman…Sarah Goodwin……Matt Hollis Hulsey… Diana Davis…Adam Sweitzer…. Jonathan Stein…..

4/30…Debra Baum…Serge Gerass…Kathryn Lynn Price…Danny Carter….Christopher Crespo….

5/1…..Nancy Williams…Joe Regan…Chris Toler…Rob Halstead…Helen Edgington…John Morgan …Michael Cates… Tina Garrett…

5/2….George diBraud……Jan Gebhart….Clare Carruthers-Fitzsimmons……Robin Mitchell…Brian Corbett…Basia Chaplin…Arthur Crocker!!!….(Please remember Ric Pinckney…)

5/3…Toni Davis…Char Clem

5/4…Timothy Maloney…..Janice Stettner…Tim Skoh…..Kay Fullen……Cindy Cobb…Ann Smith…Peter Strong …(Please remember Dennis Stevens….also, Lee Dodez, Betty Shields and Bill Mansfield.)

5/5…..Taylor Doebler…Patricia Bollinger …Stan Miles…(Please remember Robby Whitney today!)

5/6….…Lori Zychowski…Guy Ross…Jody Gross…Dimitri…(Please remember Jean Nowak….)

5/7…..Ginger King…..Skip Drezner…Christian Monzon…Philip Lelle…Maryann Stanky…Sr. Jeanne Snyder… Danny Stager…Charles Bradford…

5/8…..Carl Midson ….Joe Thornton…..David Sloan…..Charlie Lindberg…Pat Moore….Sean Hayes…Bob Prosser…

5/9….Tony Staub…Ron Burd…. (Please remember Bill Haws.)

5/10…..Jan Schmidt…Alan Melnick…Glee Higgins….Vicki Gordon….Laura Chaneski….Tom Lower… Stephen Peranteau….Kathy Elias….

5/11…..Lynn Sherman…Michael Ingram ….Jane Gilbert…Lee Applebaum…Nancy Mraz…Lance Harvey … George Dvorsky …Tyler Luce… Victor Perez….

5/12…..Juan Pisani…..Joe Pizzo…..Shirley Block…..Jim Young….Susanne Woods…Bonnie Bobin … Gage Groetz…(Please remember Polly Porter and Chuck Gilmore.)

5/13……Billy Cartledge…..Carrie Babich…John Nolte…Alan Teitelbaum… Mark Hayda!!!!

5/14…..Melissa Evans Ingram …Rosalind Brackenbury….Cindy Lu Krisanda….Allen Wimer…Shaheem Larson

5/15…..Gayla Morgan….Mandy Miles…..Troy Rohrbaugh….Dennis Deluga…Kristine McNealey…Andy McLendon… (Please remember Ruth Cottrell.)

5/16…..Sandy Walters……Barbara Vernovage… Deb Hudson… Carolyn Daly…..Bill Ryan Jr….(Please remember Bob Ward ….Jim Kosciewicz…. and Marilyn Holderfield.)

5/17…..Susan Weekley…Martin White…Kenny Fradley….. Eric Hench….

5/18…..Justin Ahearn …Steve Gurmin

5/19…..Noreen Collins…..Gerri Louise Gates…Shirrel Rhoades….Vanessa McCaffrey…Mike Benner….. Jean Fucillo …Fr. Jerry Turner …Don Pingston….Louise Harding…Len Stevens…Tina Pace…

5/20…..Joe McMurray….Diane Brady-Rhoades….Monica Denk……Tony Roberts….Ron Chmura ….(Please remember Andy Ashmore and Tom Ratcliffe.)

5/21…..Maj Johnson…Seth Holden…Bill Verge…Marta White….Steve Warner Jr…. Gene Knudson ….(Please remember William Welch.)

HAPPY TAUREAN ANNIVERSARY TO…..

4/22…..Kristen & Jim Ryan…..Marlene & Dean DeBrito…. (Please remember, Orchid & Earl Duncan!!!)

4/24…..Kat Klingerman & Jean Colton

4/26…..Katy & Mike Werner….Joan & Chuck Armbruster…Erika & Simon Butters….

4/28…Emmily Sue & Tyler Smith

4/30…Jackie & Monte Dillow..

5/2…Dave & Maryann Brangaccio

5/3…..Donna & Kevin Gallagher……Dean & Sandra Walters….Maria Zito & Simon Kaufman. (Please remember Joy & Wally Peck.)

5/5……Sharron Mondo & Skip Drezner…Louise & Joe Harding….(Please remember Rosalie & Paul Zito.)

5/11…..Tom Lavender & Debbie Rothstein

5/13….Dolores & Bob Boff

5/14…..George Sanders & Shawn Curran

5/15 ….. Take time to remember Jerry & Frank Galeana!!!!

5/16…..Melissa & Ed Tausche

5/17…Ron & Georgene Stadnik….

5/18…Lyle & C. Miller

5/20…..Kelly & Mingo Castellanos…Sue & Minoo Billimoria…..

If you are one of those stubbornly wonderful Taureans, and you read the personality and it pertains to you in any way, please let me know. Also, if you are receiving my blogs, but are not included in the Birthday/Anniversary Lists, and would like to be, please let me know by e-mailing your month & day of your birthday & anniversary to kwlynda@bellsouth.net. This whole thing is about community and reaching out to our friends near and far, who are celebrating their special days. You do not want to forget these special people who are too super to forget!!!!

Love to you…..Lynda

*** THE GEMINI PERSONALITY….MAY 22 THROUGH JUNE 21***

This is one of the liveliest, most vibrant signs of the zodiac. Geminis are mercurial, bright and terrific company. Better yet…they never seem to age. When they are older than dirt, they still look years younger than they really are. They also have a very youthful attitude….love keeping up with the latest trends and their insatiable curiosity keeps them interesting at all times! Geminis love the whole tech revolution as it opened up a whole new area of communicating. They are in heaven with all the new do dads on the net, cell phone apps, etc. Geminis love to keep in touch with people….e-mail and facebook had the Gemini in mind when they were invented. Geminis love to chat…whether online or just to a neighbor….or someone standing in the checkout line at the market…the Geminis is always ready to talk! They love a bit of gossip….and adore being ‘first with the latest news’. Geminis are very eloquent…born communicators….and they find it easy to express ideas. They do have a low boredom threshold and find it hard to concentrate on one thing for a long time unless they are completely enraptured by it.

Versatility is a Gemini’s middle name….as they can easily tackle most things. The Gemini’s emotions can dip up and down dramatically and there are days when he may not want to talk to a soul…..but mostly there are the other days when they have to be physically yanked off the phone.

Geminis have a tendency to change their opinions often. Their ideas fluctuate according to the circumstances and the time of day. It is what makes a Gemini such an interesting person to have around. In love, Geminis are happiest dealing with ideas and not emotions, as they find it hard to express their feelings. They feel swamped by a partner who is very emotional….it embarrasses them, and this usually great communicator, can become tongue-tied. They can describe their emotions in an intelligent way, but it is another story when it comes to experiencing and living their feelings. Those who wear their hearts on their sleeves make a Gemini wince. There are big problems if a Gemini is in a relationship with a clinging vine….they are apt to do a disappearing act. A Gemini’s popularity is so high that people adore their sunny nature, their ready laugh and their fascinating conversation. A typical Gemini knows a little about an awful lot. They look for partners who are on the same intellectual level as they are…they are drawn to those who make them think. No matter how attractive someone might be physically, a Gemini won’t stay with them for long if they are boring, not bright, or do not have a sense of humor. The best signs for a Gemini are Libra, Leo, Aries and Gemini!!!

Geminis are ideal for any job in the media, communications industry, advertising and sales. They need to be in a job that keeps them busy with many variations…and if travel is involved, all the better. Self-employment is also attractive to them. As far as money is concerned, with a Gemini, it’s ‘now you see it…now you don’t.’ Geminis love to wheel and deal….they have such a great sales pitch, they could probably sell fish to penguins. They are excellent negotiators. They love impulse shopping and that can often get them in trouble! We love our Gemini Friends and Family Members!!!

HAPPY GEMINI BIRTHDAY TO….

5/22…..Dena Badgerow….George Gugleotti….Joanie Sullivan….Terry Luzius…Luke Wallace……Rick Mack…Everett Hudson Smith …Carol Burns…. Jim Szemplak….

5/23…..Bucky Montgomery…Christine Bassett….John Andola…Joyce Burd..Chester Sparks…..Emily Self….

5/24…Frances Chmura

5/25…..Heather Carruthers…Amy Rohrbaugh …Steve Andrews…..Ron Maranian…Tony Laglia…Pamela Williams

5/26…Vince Taporowski…Alexander Baer…..Ralph Nackino…..Robby LeBlanc….Diane Colvan…..Despina Protopsaltis….

5/27….Bob Houlihan…Jenny-Mae Murphy …..Cole Stevens…

5/28…..Bonnie Piceu…..Jane Dawkins…..Ron Klug…Tom Keller…

5/29…..Kay Behmke…Anne O’Shea…Fred Covan….Bill Bahlke….Dick Norford… (Please remember Nancy Holtkamp!)

5/30…..Kathleen Moody…Renay Regardie…David Perlman …Jeff Kucin …Shannon Lynch…(Please remember Mary Keller.)

5/31…..Ann Hampton-Callaway….Caroline Cash…Stan Morris…Kelly Summers….George Cooper…Nancy Stevens II

6/1…..Lora Wandras….Wish Washburn…Alan Robbins….(.Please remember Irene Warner.)

6/2…..David Case…Lee Anne Holland…Babs Wade…Lena Perkins…..Carolyn Scott…Lynn Higgins…Tova Corman …Sean Yoder…

6/3….Maribell Maschal….Diane Hilton May…Kristina Bradley…..John Jurkowski…Robert “Hellin Bed” Moccia…Basil Markow …Brady Stevens

6/4…Belle Jampol…..Pete Hart…Lauren Domski…Ed Gutfreund….Rich Simone….Peter Protopsaltis ….

6/5….Trey Forsyth….Nancy 3 Hoffman……Rick Harty…Beryn Harty… Maxine Wheelan…..Teddy Philput…Mike Stallard ….Tony Santora….…(.Please remember Jean Olson!)

6/6…..Jean Thornton….John Stashenko…David Scott Meier….Bill Heller…..

6/7…..Debra Dean…Jim Ryan…..Margaret Domanski…..Bobbie Pavlic….

6/8…..Betty Lightcap……Suzanne Washburn…Irene Eyer…John Zadkovich…. (Please remember Linda Greenberg.)

6/9…..Steve Panariello…Jennie Wolf…Kevin Kemner…Sue Segersten…(Pleaser remember Barbara Gilliam Jurecki.))

6/10…..Jiayin Shen (Jia Jia)…Becca Morse Whitten ….Ann Guth…..Tammie K. Sheaffer…Jill Cassell…Gary Novak…Marsha Domagalski…Don Michaud…(Please remember Frances Szyczypinski.)

6/11….Michael Landsdell…..Matt McGrath…..Katy Werner….Paul Berres…Jeanne Rogalski… (Please remember Bob Dixon!)

6/12….Shane Hall…..Sue Capanjola……Deborah Gray…..Greg Beaver…Jeanette Rhyner…(Please remember Eric Weinberger and Gail Leadbeter.)

6/13…..Bria Ansara….Mary Kay Lee Cottrill…Frank Wood…David J. Beam …..Lenny Rosignalli

6/14….Tom Cawley…..Malathi Chanrugar…Jeff Overby….Ingrid Sledz

6/15…..David Black….Marilyn Larkin…Wayne Larue Smith …Sue Clay Maloney….Sharman Wilson…Ross Claiborne…Frank Nimesheim

6/16…..Judy Bramson….Stephen Kramer…Louise Hemel Ganley…Tina Sydenstricker

6/17…..Lori Reid…..Amy Ray…Melissa Petruszka…Beth Rooney…Norm Maltby…Bob Boff…..

6/18…Tom Kirdahy…..Kelly Stallard…..Judy Helm…(Please remember Michael Domski….)

6/19…..Keith Dempster….Anne Shaver…Meryl Berman…Richard Quint…..Lorie Kjos….Jamison Gielilard…Maryann Reifschneider ……Carolyn Johnston

6/20…Marilyn Van derVeen….Jane Gardner

6/21….Steve Iseman……Caroline Stover-Sickman…..Craig Hollenback… ‘Charlie’ Mulligan…Peter Diamond…..Bob Williams…

HAPPY GEMINI ANNIVERSARY TO….

5/22….Dena & Bob Badgerow….Rusty Hodgdon & Joyce Chilton… Laurie & Kevin McChesney!!!

5/23….Ellen & Bernie Peter

5/24…..Gail & Craig Hollenback….Susan Powell & Richard White

5/25…..Hy Conrad & Jeff Johnson…..Sara & Wally Clark…Mary Kay & Bob O’Meara…

5/26…..Ruth Reiter & Dan Metzler…Barbara & Greg McShea…..Kathy & Tony Laglia…. Nancy Stillwagon & Jon Stein…

5/27…..Pat West & Chip Allen…..and …..Kim & James Fisher

5/28…Rosemary & Donald Stout

5/29….Please remember Hans & Joani Dollhausen

5/30…John Smythe & Joanne Gavin

5/31…..Judy & Bob Rafanelli….…

6/1….. Joanna & Bob Brown…..

6/2…..Kimball & Melissa Ingram…..(Please remember Wink & Fred Gasser.)

6/3…Sue Capanjola & Lee Applebaum

6/4…..Genevieve & John Isaksen

6/6…Mary Jane & Louis Syroney

6/7…(Please remember Nancy & Jim Nolan.)

6/8…..MaryCarlin & Bill Porter

6/9…..Shirley & Frank Piku……Clare & Bert Angermann

6/10…..Nancy & Virgil Williams…..Christy Tobias & Byron Baylor…..Bobby Nesbitt & Mike Mulligan

6/11…..Theresa & Scott Hoover…..Sue Forti & Bob Houlihan…. Brenda & Rick Bodner….

6/13…..Paul & Pam Vereb…..Nancy & Ed Swift

6/14….Larry & Sharon Rohrbaugh…..(Please remember Bob & Gladys Rybicki….)

6/15…..Mimi & Gary McDonald…..Lora & Bob Wandras…Pam & Bob Williams….

6/16…..Kathleen & Dick Moody….…Arlene & Ken Machor…

6/17…..Mary Lou Hoover & Charlie Waite

6/18…..Virginia & Donald Robbins….Bob & Jean Dostal….Doug & Carrie Helliesen

6/19…..Bounce & Karen ‘LaLa” Grant Margil…..Len & Helen Stevens….Mary Kay Lee & Bill Cottrill

6/20…..Allesandra & Franco Piacibello….Sandy & Chuck Abookire….Denise & Tom Rybicki…Liz & Ron Leonard….

6/21…..Rita Linder & Perry Arnold……Connie & Jeff Hurst…..(Please remember Gail & Franko Richmond!)

If you are one of those special Geminis, let me know if any of the above description applies to you in any way. If you receive this and find you are not on the list, and would like to be, please send me your birth month & day to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will include you….also your anniversary info if applies! If you are reading this, I urge you to reach out to those you know and remember them on their special days. It is a simple way to stay in touch with those in our community in a caring way. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to All!!!

Much Love, Lynda

 

 


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