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DEC. 20 THRU DEC. 26, ETC….. 2019, IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!

FRIDAY
HAPPY DEC. 20 BIRTHDAY TO….RALPH DE PALMA … KRISTEN LIVENGOOD … RONNIE CARRUTHERS…  KEVIN DICKENSON … SEBASTIAN VISHTON … SUSAN DAVIS…ROBERT MOATS ….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. LOLA & JIM CORRIGAN

DEAR READERS… One of my favorite things about the holiday season is sending and receiving Mail… real snail mail cards with festive messages, letters, pictures of friends and family members….handwritten and addressed with a holiday stamp too!  I give a lot of thought in choosing just the right card for a person on my list.  I also include our annual ‘FRECHETTE GAZETTE”…. By the way, if we do not exchange cards let me know if you want me to send you a copy of the Gazette…I will be glad to accommodate!  Right now, the cards are en route and I am still getting the house decorated…. not much time but somehow it will all magically happen.  Tall and regal, the living room tree is decorated with old fashioned lights and antique ornaments…and the Little Red Riding Hood Tree in our family room turned out beautifully.  I hope to decorate our antique feather tree sometime in the next two days… it will be down to the wire.  Anyway…. this is a really busy time of year…and we are out just about every single night with some festive activity!  We are really enjoying this jolly season and hope you are too!

Note that because of this ultra busy season, I may not be doing a blog next week… though I have LOTS of information about next week included.. and even afterward… that are listed in THIS blog.   Nevertheless, if you want something promoted, please send me the details asap in case I am able to squeeze out the Blog!!!   Thanks.

MY WEBSITE…You can also read this blog in its entirety 24/7..anytime on my website with Conch TV… Just go to
www.conchtv.com/author/lynda … and Voila!  There I be!!!  Even a picture!!!!  Also, you can see the Capricorn Birthday and Anniversary List and Personality Traits… Fun!

SENDING ME INFO…. If you have something you would like to be promoted  let me know at least by next Wednesday.  Please include ALL essential details like time, date, place, and contact info too.  Try to be as concise as possible
    
*******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…. Know 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! 

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!! 
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…
CAFE SOLE…..They are offering a 50% discount on all food between 5:30 & 7 pm.
SUN SUN AT CASA MARINA…. Has daily Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm….
HMF SIDECAR at CASA MARINA….open 6 to midnight… Happy Hour from 6 to 8 pm….tapas style menu features lighter fare.

‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’ AT THE WATERFRONT DEC. 20-28… This most delightful family oriented comedy runs through Dec. 28.  Note there are special shows at 8 pm on Dec. 24 & 25….The wonderful cast of 6…dashing Nate Wahburn,  gorgeous Erin McKenna,  and the hilarious Aaron Duclos, Ross Pipkin,  Steve Miller, and Don Bartolone…. They play a multitude of characters…. it is fun, fast-paced.. ….lots of costume changes, stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, and runaway trains….Directed by John McDonald with set design by Michael Boyer…. fab costumes by Leigh Hooten….We saw this show on opening night and had a fabulous ‘ride’ around the World!!!!  Get tix NOW at 305-294-5015 or go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  We already have our closing night tix so we can enjoy it again!!!!

****2020 AQUA IDOL FOR THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….NOTE NEW CHANGE!!!  STARTS ON JAN. 22!!….. All you great Aqua Idol WP Fans… and you are LEGION…. Hear ye.. Hear ye!!!!  I will be  producing this Event again ….. but there will be a major change!  Mark your calendars…. for years we have presented it on Tuesdays…. but not this coming season.  It will be held on Wednesdays instead…. for many really good reasons!  We will start on Wednesday, January 22, 202…6:30-8:00 pm…. It will run through the end of March…. Ten weeks of superlative entertainment ….. I am working at getting the very best group of vocalists ever!!!  It promises to be another fabulous season!!!!  Love to you and thanks for your support!! 

“TINY LITTLE THINGS” DEC. 20 THRU JAN. 4….. This poignant production at the Red Barn, directed by Joy Hawkins…. has a stellar cast led by the marvelous Nicole Nurenburg, who shines in the lead roll….   and David Black, “Arthur Crocker and Morgan Fraga Pierson…all delightful characters who make their Dear Sugar (like Dear Abby) Letters come alive….This show is at 8 pm…get tix at 305-296-9911…. (I am thrilled to note that David Black, Arthur Crocker and Morgan Pierson will next be starring on the Waterfront Playhouse Stage in “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”…. terrific ALL!!!) 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…….Every Night of the Week!!!!  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, has started his Barbershop Singing Group…  If you would like to help out financially, he is looking to find investors ….needs $$$ for music, shirts and uniforms, rehearsal space, and eventually memberships in an organization.   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.  If you are interested in participating in the Chorus, contact Joe also.   

BURLESQUE SHOW, DEC. 20 & 21… ‘Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker’ at the Key West Theater, 312 Eaton St…. 8 pm….This is the naughty adult version of the classic Nutcracker Ballet!!!!  See beautiful costumes…. great dancing… fabulous burlesque with lots of joy and laughs along the way!  For tix go to
www.thekeywesttheater.com or call 305-985-0433.  Tatah DuJour will present some amazing production numbers for your enjoyment!!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.20….Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.. On Dec. 27 it will be Bobby Nesbitt at the piano…..

AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE.. RUNS THRU FEB. 9….KWAHS celebrates the ‘Literary History of Key West’….an exhibit…runs thru Feb. 9….281 Front St….The exhibit pays tribute to a selection of nearly 40 writers spanning generations and genres.  Authors past and present will be honored…. a must see!!!! 

CHUCK FOX AT AMERICAN LEGION, DEC. 20,27….This is always great fun to dance the night away… 7 to 10 pm at this spot on College Rd. on Stock Island.  Chuck is a great singer and one of the stars of last year’s Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol … so sad he cannot do it again this year!!!!

TROPIC CINEMA, DEC.20-24..STAR WARS:THE RISE OF SKYWALKER ….. …BOMBSHELL…. KNIVES OUT…A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD …

AT THE REGAL CINEMA… DEC…..21 Bridges…Jumanji:the Next Level….Ford & Ferrari……Frozen II….Knives Out…Richard Jewel…

AT FT. ZACHARY TAYLOR…. DEC. 20-21…This State Park hosts talks and demos about how Civil War Soldiers celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah from noon to 1 pm on both days.  There will be candle-making demos, examples of the first Christmas cards, among other fascinating info.  FREE with park entry fee.

CONCH TOUR TRAIN HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR, DEC. 20,21,22….   Ride the Train to see the amazing light displays at highly decorated Key West homes!  

MARJORY LEE DEC.20,27….From 1 to 4 pm, Marjory is at Sunset Pier…. From 5 to 8 pm, She performs at The Gates Hotel.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.20&21.. 5 pm, Michael McCloud…The Raven Cooper Band from 6:45-11:45 pm… 

GREEN PARROT, DEC.20,21,22 ….The Fritz  at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm… On 12/8 only at 5:30 pm.

SALUTE, DEC. 20,27….Skipper Kripitz entertains from 5 to 7:30 pm.  On Dec. 27, come to celebrate Skipper’s birthday!!!!  He is 39 again….like me!!!

PIER HOUSE, DEC.20,27… Karri Daley performs from noon to 3 pm…..

ISLAND DOGS….DEC.20,27….Karri Daley performs from 6 to 10 pm with Joe the Show….505 Front St. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.20 & 27….Michael Robinson performs at the piano from 5-7 pm.  

COMEDY KEY WEST…. DEC.20..Doors open at 7:30…showtime with Local Comics starts it off… then the headliner performs… always hilarious!  Headliner is Landry at 8:30 pm…. On Dec. 26 & 27, it is Devin Siebold….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.20,27.. Mike Naughton from 6 to 10 pm. 

SMOKIN TUNA,  DEC. 20,21 …Ken Johnson & Andi Zack at 5:30 pm…. 9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends….

LATEDA, DEC.20,….  3 Sum at 8:30 pm…. in the Lounge!!!!  

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.20….The Chris Burchard Trio at 8 pm….821 Duval St…. with Skipper Kripitz and Gary Rivenson…. 

MALL ON DUVAL….DEC.27 & 28, JAN.10 & 11, JAN 24 & 25 AND FEB. 13&14 …The fabulous Mall on Duval is back!!!  Join your friends and neighbors on iconic Duval St from 5 pm till 11 pm….in the 500,600 and 700 blocks of Duval to support the many businesses…..What a pleasure it is to enjoy Duval without motorcycle and boom box noise…Thanks to Mayor Teri Johnston and all those who support the Mall on Duval!

WALKING TOURS, DEC.20,21,27,28…Every Friday and Saturday…. This tour features the former homes and fave haunts of well known KW writers….Tours start at 4:30 pm….on Friday and 10 am on Saturday….Meet at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St….and finish at the foot of Greene St.  For reservations call 305-293-9291.  Guides are the handsome Scott Burau and the darling Sarah Goodwin.

**NEAL RUCHMAN ANNOUNCES INFO ON HIS NEW PLAY…. Scroll down to Nov, 21 to read about playwright, and friend, Neal Ruchman’s play, ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’… that will be presented by the Studios in May.  Tix will go on sale soon and it sounds like a play you do NOT want to miss.

KEY WEST COLLECTS AT CUSTOM HOUSE…See the wonderful and unique collections of residents of Key West at Custom  House on Front St. 

LAST CHANCE TO BY BRICK FROM KWAHS….   You can buy a commemorative brick online for $100.  Benefits the preservation of the Custom House Fund for Phase 2 Mechanical Upgrades.  Call Kim at 305-295-6616…ex:103. 

AMERICAN  LEGION, Dec.20… Chuck Fox entertains at this hot spot on College Rd. right by the Golf Course!!!! 

TRASH FOR TRANSIT PROGRAM, DEC. 20 AND EVERY FRIDAY….The City of KW Utilities Dept. & Transit Dept are teaming up … You are invited to volunteer to help cleanup various areas in Key West every Friday morning….All participants will get a 24 Hour City Bus Pass…. This is part of the Keep KW Beautiful Program….  Meet at 8 am … and Cooordinator, DeeDee Green will be there to instruct… Dec. 20, meet at 3228 Flagler (Dion’s)Dec. 27, Duval St. at corner of Front…Jan. 3, White Street Pier… Jan. 10 at Eaton St. in front of the Restaurant Store… For more info call DeeDee at 305-809-3776.  

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.      

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……..BUCKY MONTGOMERY…..the family & friends of Jack Burge …John Baird. ….Michael Thomas Picorelli….Sophie Phillips….Barbara Brant….. Jim Hall ……. Genevieve Isaksen ….Kathy Elias……..  the friends and family of Bob Dodaro. …Ann Marie Adriani….Sandy Abookire ….RE Frechette ….Ginger King . ….. Donna Barnett….….Sharron Mondo Drezner… Maggie Domski …….Len Stevens  .…. Rick Elias…… ….John Behmke ….Joe McMurray …George Kling …..Mary Larkin …..Mike Stallard and wife Kelly…… Robin Deck ……..Paul Cotton ….. Carl McMackin….….John Gadonniex…  Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams .. ….. Fred and Judi Stevens …Fred Lima ….Nancy Lima …Maryann Barth… Pam Williams …..Jon Traut…….….Harry Schroeder …Bella Rettenwander ……Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer….….Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen  …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson ….Noreen Collins….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Maggie Domski ….… Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir …Betty & Jack Darst……Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …. 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.  I also ask you to keep me in your prayers…. I have been dealing with lots of pain in my right shoulder… have a doctor’s appointment on 11/18… but I am concerned.   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

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 20+ 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.

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN NEEDS VOLUNTEER MENTORS….mentors needed to work with dedicated students….If interested call Karla Quintana at 305-293-1546 or email her at
karla.quintana@keysschools.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…. With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
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SATURDAY 
HAPPY DEC. 21 BIRTHDAY TO….JOHN CORREA…. ROY BISHOP…NICOLE NURENBURG … ED HEID … JUDY FARRELL … SARAH KAHN … (Please remember Leslie Leonelli and Pauline Palub.)

LATEDA, DEC.21, 28.. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm…. Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

SPEAKER SERIES AT BOTANIC GARDEN….DEC. 21….1:30 PM… At the Nature Chapel on Stock Island….KW Trop Forest & Botanic Garden….Sarah Fangman , superintendent of FLA Keys National Marine Sanctuary will talk about the challenges of the Florida Marine ecosystem.  $5 for non members and FREE for members. 

HOLIDAY CONCERT…DEC.21….The Violins in Motion Youth Group will present holiday music from 6:30-8 pm at the Fishing Buoy Christmas Tree, at Greene & Elizabeth Sts.  FREE event to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research.

BIRD COUNT AT REFUGE, DEC. 21….Come and help identify birds while walking the National Key Deer Refuge trails and other habitats from 7 am to noon.  Bring binoculars, water, snacks and water shoes.  For info email
KristieKillam@fws.gov.  

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN, DEC.21,28….10 am to noon every Saturday at 705 Palm Ave….register at 9:45.  For info call 305-292-5993.

SMOKIN TUNA, DEC. 21….Scott Kirby, 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl & Friends, 9 pm.
  
LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB,  DEC.21..Peter Diamond performs from 5:30-7:30 pm…. From 8 to 11 pm, Larry Smith and Co. will feature the wonderful Carmen Rodriguez on vocals…..

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.21, 28…. Bobby Green is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… 

MARJORY LEE  ON DEC.21,28.. Marjory performs at Lagerheads from 12:30- 3:30 pm…. From 11 pm till 2 am she is at the Irish Oak Barrel Lounge on Southard.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.21, 28….BOBBY NESBITT is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.   

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO….DEC21.. 12-4 pm… Nick Norman… 5:30 to 9:30 pm, Nick Walker……

THE LOOSE CANNON,  DEC.21, 28….Karri Daley performs from 10 am to 1 pm at 217 Duval St. 

KARRI DALEY AT HALO AT THE SAINT…. DEC. 21.28….At 7 to 10 pm…. DECEMBER PLANT SALE, DEC. 21….At KW Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden 9 am to noon… buy native plants… 5210 College Rd. 

ART FOR THE ANIMALS…EVENT IS DEC. 28…. At the Gingerbread Gallery, 1207 Duval St… Raffle Tix or on sale until Dec. 28 at the Gallery to win an original oil painting by artist Jane Washburn…. Tix are $5 each and ALL proceeds directly benefit the FKSPCA….  A champagne Drawing for the Winner will be held at 5 pm at the Gingerbread Gallery on Dec. 28.  Good luck!!!

****CLINTON CURTIS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, ONE NIGHT ONLY, JAN 4!!!
We had the great pleasure of watching Clinton Curtis perform since the time he was five!!  He was in all the shows, orchestras, ensembles, plays… he and his brother Daniel both, musical geniuses… He graduated from KW High in 2002, attended the prestigious Tisch School in NYC and went on to pursue his dreams of composing and performing amazing music.  On Jan. 4 at 8 pm, Clinton will present a one-night-only show with a dynamic band comprised of celebrated, multi-grammy-nominated musicians with some fabulous guest artists, including RANDY ROBERTS and Lauren Gonzalez Thompson.  This is a concert NOT to be missed….Clinton has worked with many of the world’s luminary conductors and orchestras including the NY Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and the LA Philharmonic….the list goes on and on.  He is currently the featured vocalist with The Mark Morris Dance Group’s smash hit, Pepperland, featuring the music of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  Get tickets NOW by calling 305-294-5015 or go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.. This will be a night to recognize one of our very own home grown talents.  We, who watched Clinton grow in KW thru the years are all like proud parents of his vast accomplishments!

**SPECIAL EVENT PERFORMANCE AT THE STUDIOS, JAN. 4 & 5… Mark your calendars!  The Studios kicks off its cultural season with “Single Occupancies: Three Contemporary Opera Theatre Monolgues”…8 pm both nights…These are 3 28 minute stories , completely sung throughout….Two of them, “An Incident in Sutton Square” and “The Woman in Penthouse A” have music by American composer, Martin Hennessy and libretti by Stephen Kitsakos….These will be world premier.  The third, “The Other Room”,by Mark Campbell, will get its Regional Premier.  Sung in English, these operas have one foot in opera and the other in musical theater. …..The musicians and vocalists are seasoned opera & music theater performers …..Directed by Murphy Davis & designers are Anthony Palmer and Carmen Rodriguez.  Mr. Campbell and Mr. Kitsakos will present a post-performance talk, and will share is thoughts on choosing to write LGBTQ characters for the opera stage.  

HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP -OFF, JAN. 4…. Free drop off from 8 am to noon at Indigenous Park, 1801 White St.

**MAYOR’S BALL, JAN .18…. Note that this event was sold out on the first day it was announced…which tells me how beloved MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON is!!!!

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 Lynn-Marie at
lynnmariekw@gmail.com.

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1)  Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Ram’s Head South (formerly 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, 5-7:00 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…..
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SUNDAY…..
HAPPY DEC. 22 BIRTHDAY TO….MELODY MOORE… KELLY CASTELLANOS… SCOTT WILSON …. PAT BURGE … ANDY WEIMER….(Please remember Bob Decker.)

OLD STONE CHURCH DEC.22.. 9 to 11 am…. It will be the talented, Adrienne Z,  singing beautiful and soulful music… to start your Sunday and your week on lovely notes!!!!  At the Methodist Church hall….600 Eaton St.

SCHOONER WHARF ON DEC. 22..Michael McCloud from noon to 5 pm…. Ross Brown Duo starring Chuck Fox and Dave Herzog, from 6:45-11 pm. 

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, DEC.22,29… Entertainment from noon to 3 pm.  

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB …DEC.22….Any Mayo performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Barry Cuda & the Sharks entertain…. 8-11  pm……. now a full bar and food too.

GREEN PARROT, DEC. 22..JAZZ  in the afternoon…The Fritz …Only at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN, DEC.,22,28….AND EVERY SUNDAY…. AT 705 Palm Ave… 10 am to Noon….

JAZZ IN GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.22…. Libby York and Friends peform from 5:30-8 pm.  On Dec. 29, it’s Skipper Kripitz and Friends in a pre- New Year’s Show!!!!

SMOKIN TUNA, DEC.22…Marjory Lee at 5 pm…..  Sheldon Benton at 9 pm. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.22……Joel Rush from noon to 4 pm….Karri Daley from 5:30-9:30 pm… 

LATEDA,  DEC.22,29….. Tea Dance at 4-6:30 …….pm……. at 8:30 pm, 3Sum in the Lounge! 

LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE.. DEC.22-26.Phil Sampson performs every Sunday thru Thursday from 6 to 9 pm at this Oceanside restaurant!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN , DEC.,22,29…..Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF…DEC.22….Michael McCloud at noon to 5 pm… Last Mango Duo at 6:45 to 11 pm.

LIGHTING OF THE MENORAH ON DEC. 22….at 5 pm at Bayview Park…. celebrating the Festival of Lights.

****CHRISTMAS ROCK SHOW ON DEC. 22….. Joe Tripp and Destiny Montgomery present this fabulous show At Key West Theater…8 pm… Larry Smith, Skipper, Caffeine Carl, Wayne Sorbelli, Joe Dallas, Christine Cordone, and many more…..Get in the Spirit….512 Eaton St.  Time to rock around the Christmas Tree!!! 

**WOMEN OF SOUL AT KW THEATER, DEC. 29… KW Theater & Ralph DePalma present this show…Stars four fabulous vocalists….TERRI WHITE…. VICTORIA HORNE…. MINA LOPEZ-MARTIN AND MICHELLE DRAVIS….They will be using their spectacular talents to present an unforgettable show!!!  They will sing all the songs made famous by soul singers like Aretha, Nina, Chaka and the rest!  They will be accompanied by Larry Baeder, Coffee Butler, Clayton Lopez, Larry Smith, Bubba Lownotes, Dave Langett and others…. 512 Eaton St…8 pm…. Get tix at
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  
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MONDAY
HAPPY DEC.23 BIRTHDAY TO ….DAVE BOOTLE … MEDA BAHLKE… SUZANNE PERANTEAU… (Please remember Linda Russin.)

****THE TRUE SIT-AROUND- THE- PIANO –BAR- EXPERIENCE LIVES!! .. EVERY DAY!!!! …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.!!!!  you will have the unique and intimate opportunity to recapture those days of yore….sit around the 7 foot 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)… 

DUELING BARTENDERS DEC.23,30.. Featuring Ric Dery and a guest singer…. from 5:30-8 pm at Aqua Nightclub…. Always great fun and wildly entertaining!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL,  DEC.23…. Nina Newton performs from 5 to 7 pm… 

DRUNK SPELLING BEE AT MARY ELLEN’S ON DEC.23,30…Located on Appelrouth Lane.  This is wild wack and wicked!!!!! 

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.23,30… Malathi performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Larry Smith  & Christine Cordone perform  at 8 pm….. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 821 Duval St. 

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC. 23, 30. ..Rob DiStasi.. performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…DEC.23,30..The Bahama Boys from 6 to 10 pm.

LATEDA, DEC.23, 30… Ronnie Lovely, and James King III at 8:30 pm….pm… On Dec. 30, Christopher Peterson performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.23……Scott Kirby & Friends 5 pm….Miles Mancuso & Friends at 9 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.23….  Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm….Zack Seemiller  from 6:45-11 pm….   

PLAYS OUT LOUD, JAN. 13….6 pm… The Fringe presents this opportunity to read a play out loud….at the Back Room at Key West Theater…It will be Lux Radio Play, “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”  Free to attend and participate…. To get a script email
info@fringetheater.org.  

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.
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TUESDAY…CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!
HAPPY DEC. 24 BIRTHDAY TO….LESTER BOATWRIGHT … MICHAEL PHILIP … BARRY CUDA … EVALENA WORTHINGTON … SR. JANE SILK ….  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. BOOBY NESBITT & MICHAEL MULLIGAN …. AND TO…. ANNE & DAVE REIN!!! 

***’AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’…DEC. 24…8 pm at The Waterfront Playhouse.   Get tix now at 305-294-5015 or go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  This delightful show can be enjoyed with the whole family.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… DEC.24.Coffee Butler entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm…..Larry Baeder & Bill Blue perform….  8 pm-11 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St.

LATEDA, DEC.24 and 25…The Fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge… Christopher Peterson presents his sensational Christmas Show on these two nights only at 9 pm in the Crystal Room… A Key West Tradition!!!!!  

BLUE HEAVEN…DEC. 24….The CRZB’s with Skippo, Chris, Mark and Joe Dallas…at 6 to 9 pm…

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  DEC. 24… Joe the Show from 5:30-9:30 pm!!

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.24…Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt perform, from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.   On Dec. 31 (NY Eve) Bobby & Carmen will perform from 5-9 pm… and from 9 pm to Midnight, it will be Carmen with Michael Thomas!!!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON DEC. 24…Scott Kirby & Gabriel Donahue at 5 pm…. Charlie Miller at 9 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC. 24 7 31… Gary Hempsey at noon to 5….Last Mango Duo.. at 6:45-11 pm…. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.24… Nancy 3 Hoffman entertains from 5 to 7 pm.

THE GALLEON  DEC.24,31.. Marjory Lee performs from 6 to 9 pm!!!!  Great sunsets and music! 

**VIRGILIOS ON DEC.24..  524 Duval. rear of La Trattoria… on Appelrouth Ln…. it’s the Motown Christmas Eve Revue with the Lopez Family and an array of singers and musicians… a KW happening!!!!!

*”TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS” DEC.25…”Tiny Beautiful Things” opened the 40th anniversary season at The Red Barn Theatre….Directed by Joy Hawkins and starring Nicole Nurenburg, Arthur Crocker, David Black and  Morgan Pierson, this is a funny, illuminating, heart-warming and relatable play…. 8 pm at the Barn at 319 Duval St….  For tix go to
www.redbarntheatre.com or call 305-2969911….Show runs through January 4.  There is no show on Dec. 24 or on New Year’s Day.  Note that you can get season tix or make donations and contributions by going to above site and or call the above phone number.

**15TH ANNUAL KW DACHSHUND WALK, DEC. 31…. ALL dogs please gather on the Courthouse steps for a Noon departure….(500 Whitehead St.)  The 3 block parade goes down Fleming to Duval…then right on Appelrouth Lane.  No registration needed…Costumes and Dachshund Wannabes are encouraged!  Please bring a bag of cat/dog food for donation to the Community Pet Pantry.  Special recognition to Ruth Reiter for starting it all!!!!

OLD ISLAND RESTORATION COSTUME GALA, DEC. 31….The Old Island Restoration Foundation hosts an 1860’s or 1960’s Costume Gala…..60th annivrsary celebration….party themed “MadMen MadWomen”, held at the Oldest House, 322 Duval…6 pm….dinner at 8:15…in the garden.. watche the New Year’s Eve revelers stroll by… and countdown to midnight… For info call 305-294-9501.   

“LIFE SUCKS” OPENS AT RED BARN ON JAN. 14-FEB.8….Director is Joy Hawkins with cast members, DAvid Black, Aaron Duclos, George di Braud, Jessica Miano-Kruel, Karl Stahl, Caroline Taylor and Susannah Wells.  Get tix at 305-296-9911 or online at
www.redbarntheatre.com.  
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WEDNESDAY…CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!
HAPPY DEC. 25 BIRTHDAY TO…BILL BELOBRAIDICH… CHRIS LIPPA… EMIL IMBRO …EUGENE FLANAGAN …. JIMMY BUFFET….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC. 25 and 26…. Nina Newton at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

TROPIC CINEMA…OPENS DEC. 25….  LITTLE WOMEN…. UNCUT GEMS…. along with BOMBSHELL … AND ….. STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER….

RAMS HEAD SOUTH, DEC.25…. Marjory Lee entertains at this spot, formerly called Blue Macaw… from 4 to 7 pm.

TERRI & LARRY PERFORM AT RAMS HEAD, DEC.25…. At 7:30 pm, Terri White joins Larry Baeder for an eve of great music at the hot spot formerly known as Blue Macaw!!!!! 

‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’…DEC. 25…. Get tix for this delightful show for the whole family…at the Waterfront Playhouse at 8 pm… call 305-294-5015 or go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  

LITTLE ROOM ON DEC.25…..Karen Heins performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Victoria Horne and Co. at 8 pm…. 821 Duval St…. 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.25-Dec 28….Scott Kirby & Gabriel Donahue at 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl & the Buzz or Friends at 9 pm…. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…DEC.25… Din Allen performs from 6 to 10 PM….

GREEN PARROT, DEC25… Happy Dog  at 5:30… 

A PETER WHITE CHRISTMAS, DEC. 25… at the KW Theater, 512 Eaton St.  8 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.25…  noon-5 pm …..Tony Baltimore…..Raven Cooper Duo 6:45-11 pm

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.25 ..Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm…

THANK YOU TO CHRISTOPHER & PATRICK AT LATEDA….Christopher Rounds and Patrick Hegarty hosted their annual ‘Blue’ Party at Lateda on Dec. 11…and collected TONS of toys for needy tots…..BIG thanks to them  for the great food, drink, entertainment and hospitality!!!  They went all out for our Key West Community and showed everyone what Christmas Giving is all about!  Thank you Christopher and Patrick!!!!  Bravo!!!

TALLEY’S FOLLY, JAN.8-18….The Fringe theater presents this play in the Back Room at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St…
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THURSDAY..BOXING DAY…
HAPPY DEC.26 BIRTHDAY TO ….RICHARD WATHERWAX… ALISSA RUSSIN … SIMONE BART…. (Please remember Lincoln Borchik.)

**”AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS”.. DEC. 26….This wild, wacky, and wonderful comedy opened at The Waterfront Playhouse at 8 pm!!!!  It was a wild ride as we experienced stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, and runaway trains….Directed by John McDonald, with set design by Michael Boyer…. and starring a great cast…. Nate Washburn, Erin McKenna, Ross Pipkin, Steve Miller, Aaron Duclos and Don Bartolone….Costumes by Leigh Hooten… Trish Manley, stage mgr…..Get tix NOW at
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.  This is a show for the whole family to enjoy…and a great one to take all your house guests to!!  This show runs through Dec. 28….You will have a great time at the Theater!

‘TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS’ DEC. 26-28 THIS WEEK….At the Red Barn Theatre…. get tix now at 305-296-9911….

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET, DEC.26…..This weekly Market offers many great stands of produce, orchids, pickles, crafts, baked goods, etc…. 10 am to 2 pm.  All welcome

BEREAVEMENT MEETING EVERY THURSDAY ..DEC.26…. If you have lost someone very dear and are having a difficult time with it all… there is help available… Meet at 7:15 every Thursday at the Klaus Murphy Center at St. Mary Parish on Truman Ave.  You are not alone.

DROP IN PAINT CLASSES WITH JIM SALEM …. DEC.26….Drop in at Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar… 9:30 am….MM17…. 1/2 hour demo then painting session till 12:30 pm.  

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…   I am thankful for all my ‘Readers’ who read my blog and contribute to it.  I give thanks for the Waterfront Playhouse and all those associated with it.  Again, I am thankful for  ….my daughter, Melissa Lang……. Frank Wood…. Sutton Foster….Patti-Cakes Hayes.. …Bobby Nesbitt and Michael Mulligan ….. for Jimmy Olson… George Fernandez & Tom Greenwood…. Margot Gordon … Michael Pelkey… Kenzie King!!!! … Christopher Rounds and Patrick Hegarty …. Bob Wood…. Jon Hernandez…. Mike Ridgewell….. Sarah Dorrance…. Trey Forsyth… Bria Ansara ….Vera Grigorovich….. Calen Tomaszewski …. Saian….Sara Perkins ….Gayla Morgan ….Stephanie Barnow … Fabiola at Tavern n Town…MOST of all I am so thankful  for my husband Bob…. I look forward to enjoying another magical Christmas Season with him!  

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB DEC. 26…50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!!  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!!! 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.26…. Nina Newton is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm at 526 Angela St….. 

COMEDY KEY WEST, DEC.26.Doors open at 7:30…. Showtime is 8 pm with great Local comics… !!!!  Make sure you claim local’s discount!  Go to the website at
www.comedykeywest.com.  Headliner on Dec. 26 & 27, it is Devin Siebold.  

GREEN PARROT DEC.26…..The Juliano Brothersat 5:30… El Dub at 9 and 11 pm… 

ISLAND DOGS ON DEC.  26….Karri Daley performs from 6-10 pm at 505 Front St.

PIER HOUSE, DEC. 26…. Karri Daley  performs noon to 3 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.26..Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt entertain,  
5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

SCHOONER WHARF ON DEC.26…noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….Island Time Duo Band from 6:45 -11 pm.

INVITATION FOR WOMEN GOLFERS, DEC.26….18 hole Ladies Golf Assoc.    All skills welcome… every Thurs. at KW Golf Club on Stock Island….Season began on Oct. 31….ends on April 30, 2020.  You can join any time during the season.  For more info call Audrey at 312-590-0390.   

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.26…. Joe the Show at 5:30 to 9:30 pm.

LATEDA, DEC.26&27….3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…. Randy Roberts at 9 pm in The Crystal Room!!!

TERRI WHITE AND LARRY BAEDER ON DEC.  26th….This great duo performs at Blue Heaven at 6 pm….

FRINGE PRESENTS ‘LOST WITH LILLIAN BAXTER’, DEC.26-31…&7 pm at Little Room Jazz Club at 821 Duval St….Stars John Vessels and Jay Schwandt…. Get tix at
www.fringetheater.org or call 305-731-0581.

WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL…DEC. 26…The KW Women’s Flag Football League plays from 7 to 9 pm every Thursday at Bernstein Park, 6551 5th St., Stock Island.  For info call Diane at 305-896-8678.

ART EXHIBIT AT THE STUDIOS, JAN. 2….The First Thursday Event is from 6 to 8 pm…features new exhibits of four diverse artists…Donna Nadeau, Onajide Shabaka, Josefina Cavalina and Jim Racchi….533 Eaton St.  Exhibit will run thru Jan. 30.

THEATRE XP’ ” CLASSICS OF COMEDY 2″..JAN. 9-11… Presented at The Studios 533 Eaton St….This is a night of pure hilarity as some of Key West’s funniest comedic actors recreate comedy sketches by the top comedy teams and comedians of the Golden Ages of Comedy.  Starring are Mathias Maloff, Pony Charvat, Tony Konrath, Susannah Wells, JT Thompson, Don Bearden, Bob Bowersox, Tammy Shanley, Melody Moore, Donna Stabile, Karl Stahl, etc.  Tix are $45, $35 with $10 off for members.  Get tix at
www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458.  

KWAHS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, JAN. 9….Guest will be Seth H. Bramson who will talk on ‘The Fla East Coast Railway:For 125 Years America’s Speedway to Sunshine.’  6:00 pm at Custom House, 281 Front St.  $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  Get tix at
www.kwahs.org…early purchase recommended.  

AMBASSADOR ACADEMY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW…..The weekly classes begin on Jan. 9 and run thru April 2…Classes meet every Thursday from 1 pm to 4 pm usually at City Hall at 1300 White St.  Applications are posted on the City’s website at
www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov, or you can call Alyson Crean at 305-809-1058.  

**’THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’ ONSTAGE AT STUDIOS MAY  14,15,16,21,22,&23 …2020….Playwright, NEAL RUCHMAN, has been working on his new play, ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’…..and it will be presented at the Studios on the above dates…. Tix will soon be on sale…. so stay tuned!!!!  This play relates the corruption and gang warfare of the 30’s in  NYC…Based on the life and times of Playwright Ruchman’s mother, ‘ The Pickpocket’s Daughter’ is a first class thriller with loads of laughs!  A reading of this play, which will be directed by Murphy Davis, was held  in July 0f  2018 and received raves and accolades from everyone there!!!!  Neal’s Mother, Harriet Moses…known as Matzy for her love of Matzoh, related the events of this story to Neal….She died before she ever got to write this story, so her son Neal, wrote it for her!  You will NOT want to miss THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER!!!
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LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….We do not need magic to transform our world.  We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.  Give yourself a chance to prove what is possible!
Lynda
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PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION: 
IMPROMTU CONCERTS BEGIN ON JANUARY 12…..A wonderful line up of stunning musical geniuses will be featured this coming season.  Mark Your calendars for Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23,  March 8 and March 22.  All concerts will be presented at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St. at 4 pm.  Tix are $20 at the door the day of show. Season tix are available as are sponsorship opportunities.  For more info go to
http://www.keywestimpromptu.org.  

KIM GORDON:LET’S BE BAD….FEB. 28….. Tix are now on sale for this show on Feb. 28…. at Key West Theater….8 pm….Go to
www.thekeywesttheater.com for tix. 
KW TROPICAL FOREST CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATIONS:  The Tropical Forest is looking for 5 seats to fill on its Board of Directors.  Get applications  for a 2 year term starting on Jan. 2020.  They are specifically looking for a Treasurer/Bookkeeper.  If this interests you please send a letter of interest to the KW Botanical Garden Society 5210 College Rd. KW< FL 33040. Or email
hr@keywest.garden.  Website is www.keywest.garden.

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION….Is accepting nominations for its Unsung Heroes Celebration, regonizing the efforts of the community’s volunteers who donate time and service to the Keys nonprofits, by Friday, Dec. 20.  On line nomination forms are available at
http://www.cffk.org.  

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED… The KW Rip-Off Rapid Response team is seeking volunteers for sidewalk protests against businesses that harass passersby.  Email
keywestrt@gmail.com.  

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…..(see list of cast below) 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….(show cast) 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!!!! 
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
 
***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!! 

RED BARN THEATRE SEASON…. Starts on Dec. 10 thru Jan.4 with ” Tiny Beautiful Things…”Life Sucks” opens Jan. 14-Feb. 8 directed by Joy Hawkins and stars Aaron Duclos, Jessica Miana Kruel, David Black, George diBraud, Karl Stahl, Caroline Taylor and Susannah Wells……… Feb. 18-March 14….. “Short Attention Span Theatre: the Twilight Zone”….. March 24-April 18….. “Frankie & Johnny at the Clare de Lune”…..a Terrence McNally play directed by Murphy Davis….  Call 305-2969911 or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com for ticket ordering, and information.

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!!!!
 FOSTER HOMES WANTED….Wesley House Family Services is seeking families in the community interested in providing a home to children in the foster care system.  Classes begin Wed., June 12 at 99451 Overseas Hwy. in Key Largo. 

 5TH ANNUAL CROOKS SECOND LINE PARADE AND PARTY…. JAN. 26… Mark calendars…. This event celebrates the lives of musicians, community leaders, friends and loved ones whom we have lost… Starts at Hog’s Breath at noon… parade down Duval…let by Bill Blue….at 2 pm…. Jazz tribute at Green Parrot from 3 to 6 pm….Processional participants can have an 18×24 phot placard of a loved one made up to carry in the parade… go to website at
www.crookssecondlinekw.com.  $100 donation to Bahama Village Music Program.  Also paraders can bring their own placard and join in.  Free to attend and participate.

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!!!

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
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 SEEKS 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 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…Suzanne Peranteau…Meda Bahlke… (Please remember Linda Russin.)

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

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

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…Tom Vetter…..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 …Pamela Kostmayer ….Kristen Wilson ….Phyllis Gagner….Chuck Ballish… Patricia Lasinis ….Gayle Foster …..Jim Pignatori….Bruce Burkhardt…. Bruce Hollering …. Jim Clark….

1-2…. June Hudson…Martha Barnes…Stephen Sagman…..Chris Rehm…Eva Limbert…..Jimmy Sydenstricker…Nelson Fuentes…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/12…..Mary Grusin…Lynne Vantriglia…George Beshire …..Luis Febo….

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

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

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

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

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

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

1/19…Kathy Haymaker…Nikola Czerny…Michelle Dravis…Roger Harmon …..

1/20….Clayton Beattie…Stacy Ortiz…Gina Karr… Linda Curtis…Stephen Selka……Coreen Adamany.. ….Dave Fronheiser …..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… and Anne & David Rein…

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

12/28…George & Linda Beach

12/29…..Keith & Redza Dempster……Janet & Charlie Bengel…

12/30… Kris & Bob Pabian…

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

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

1/5…..Karen & Vince Taporowski….

1/8… Jean & Joe Thornton

1/10… Christopher & Liv Shultz

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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