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 WE REMEMBER MAY!!!

 

 

 MAY 24 THRU MAY 30 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

 

HAPPY MAY 24 BIRTHDAY TO…FRAN CHMURA….      HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. GAIL & CRAIG HOLLENBACK….and… SUSAN POWELL & RICHARD WHITE…. 

 

DEAR READERS….Until I come up with another way of sending out my blog via email, I ask you to please go to my website at http://www.conchtv.com/author/lynda.    I am once again dealing with the aches and pains of sending ‘bulk’ emails and it has not been fun….I have been frustrated and angst-filled.  Hope you will be patient and pray that, in time, I will find a solution to this problem.  After sending this out for years, someone has either purposely or inadvertently labeled my weekly blog as Spam, and that seems to be the crux of the problem.  In the meantime, thanks for checking out the website and enjoy the blog!  By clicking on above or www.conchtv.com, and then click on the green box on the left with ‘Lynda’s Key West Daily Social Calendar’….you will get everything I include in my personal attachments, including the Gemini Birthday & Anniversary Lists.  Let me know how it goes?  Love, Lynda 

 

 WE WELCOME GOOD FRIENDS, GEORGE CHASE AND MARION LABELLA, VISITING KEY WEST FROM OHIO, AND HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME!!! 

 

 LEE GARRISON…Our long-time friend and neighbor, Lee Garrison has sold his lovely home and is on to another Chapter in his exciting life.  He will be back in KW for a last Hurrah, so to speak, and to collect some of his personal treasures.  If you happen to see him during his stay, please wish him well.  He will be deeply missed by all of us who know and love him.

 

*******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…..(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!!!! 

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

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

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.  Tom Thayer is eager to get to acquainted with all new actors in town, so please contact him.    

 

***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. Larry Smith performs at Happy Hour and Dom Carelli Trio from 8 to 11 pm…Of course Denis will sing and dance as only HE can!!!!!

 

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 24,25…..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….

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY AFTER “RED SPEEDO” ON JUNE 1….ALL INVITED….. JUNE 1…..Sadly it is the end of another season at the Waterfront Playhouse!!!  (though there will be shows thru the summer too!! )  The final fab show, ‘RED SPEEDO’ will take place on June 1.  If you do not have tix, go to website above or call the box office above and get tix to this terrific play!  After the curtain falls , and our great actors take their bows, you are invited to join the cast, crew, board members, etc. at the OCEAN GRILL on Duval Square.  Chef Lee will again host the Closing Night Party with his usual great appetizer buffet….. Cash Bar….great wine pours… the best in town!  ALL INVITED….you need not to have attended the closing night show to attend the party.  It is a time to congratulate everyone on another great season at The Waterfront Playhouse!  Hope to see you ALL there!!!   

 

TAVERN N TOWN… MAY 24,31… Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge. 

 

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 24&25….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud…The Cayo Ritmo Band…. from 6:45-11:45pm… 

 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. MAY 24….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 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 24,31….Michael Robinson…. at 526 Angela St.… will be at the piano from 5-7 pm. 

 

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

 

AT HOG’S BREATH, MAY 24…. Kenny at 1 pm….Oren Polak at 5 pm…. Myles Mancuso at 9 pm….

 

THE GREEN PARROT….MAY 24,25,26…Xperimento at 5:30…. 9 pm, and 11 pm.

 

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

 

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

 

COMEDY KEY WEST, MAY 24….. Michael Panzeca is 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 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 24-30… JOHN WICK, CHAPTER 3, PARABELLUM .BOOKSMART …BIGGEST LITTLE FARM…THE WHITE CROW…  416 Eaton St. 

 

BLUE HEAVEN, MAY 31…..The Smilin Bob Trio at 10 am….

 

REAL MEN DO DRAG, JUNE 7….Produced by Jodyrae Campbell…emcee, Laurie Thibaud….6-8 pm…at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St….Table, booth and Rail seats are $25 each.  General Admission at the door is $10.  For reservations go to www.tinyurl.com/realmendodrag2019

 

**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,’ …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… 

 

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….Iolanda Stashenko ….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 …. Maggie Domski …. 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.

WATERFRONT ANNOUNCES CASTS FOR A FEW SHOWS….. ‘ROCKY HORROR SHOW’ stars, Christopher Peterson, Dave Bootle, Tony Konrath, Nick Mazza, Arthur Crocker, Belle Jampol, Kelsey Wilson, Carolyn Cooper, Donavan Pavlicek and John McDonald. ///HAIR IN CONCERT…. Jeremy Zoma, Arthur Crocker, DJ Mills, Jordan Fife Hunt, Belle Jampol, Kelsey Wilson, Donna Stabile, Lauren Thompson, Aaron Ducios, and Bria Ansara.///PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT….stars, Christopher Peterson, Dave Bootle, Connor Cook, Kelsey Wilson, David Black, Lauren Thompson, Carolyn Cooper, Rhett Kalman, Donavan pavlicek, Jimmy Harcup, Aaron Duclos, Devant Mills, Belle Jampol, Morgan Pierson, and Arthur Crocker….

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU… The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large!

 

HAPPY MAY 25…BIRTHDAY TO… HEATHER CARRUTHERS…AMY ROHRBAUGH …STEVE ANDREWS… PAM WILLIAMS … RON MARANIAN …TONY LAGLIA…         HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….HY CONRAD & JEFF JOHNSON … SARA & WALLY CLARK …MARY KAY & BOB O’MEARA…..

‘RED SPEEDO’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….MAY 25…. 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 25…. 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 25, JUNE 1,8,15,22… Jimmy Olson will be at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.  On May 25, it will be Jimmy Olson at the piano!!!

POPPY PICNIC…MAY 25…The American Legion Auxiliary will host a Picnic for Poppies fundraiser, 11 am to 2 pm at 5610 College Rd.  Call Laura Dunn at 305-240-1655 for info.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MAY 25…….Larry Smith plays for Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm…… ….821 Duval…Now a full bar and delish food too…

FLOATAPALOOZA, MAY 25….noon to 8 pm at Southernmost Beach Resort… Features, Nashville’s, Styles Haury….1319 Duval St…. Bring your float and your friends!!!

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 25…. Noon to 4pm, TBA….4:30-8:30, Oren Polak… 9 to 1 am, Myles Mancuso…

LATEDA, MAY 25…. 3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…. Randy Roberts Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 25,JUNE1,8,15…. BOBBY NESBITT performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

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

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 26 BIRTHDAY TO….RALPH NACKINO …VINCE TAPOROWSKI… ROBBY LE BLANC … ALEXANDER BAER …DIANE COLVARD… DESPINA PROTOPSALTIS …..  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….RUTH REITER & DAN METZLER…. BARBARA & GREG McSHEA …KATHY & TONY LAGLIA…..

ANIMAL FARM OPEN, MAY 26….This little Gem of our KW ‘Zoo’, the Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm is open from 1 to 3 pm…5525 College Rd. on Stock Island!!!!

AL ROMANO AT OCEAN GRILL MAY  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 26…  from 9 to 11 am…. 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 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 26…. 5:30 – 8pm.    526 Angela St.  ON MAY 26, IT’S TERRI WHITE & FRIENDS!!!    

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … MAY 26….Larry Smith performs Jazz Jam with Joe Dallas and Skipper Kripitz… at 8:30-11:30 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

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

GREEN PARROT MAY 26…. Sunday Jazz with the Mike Emerson Quartet…1-4:30 pm …..Bill Blue at 5:30 pm.

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

LATEDA, MAY 26, JUNE 2,9,16,23,30……Tea Dance at 4 pm …..3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge!

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

TAVERN N TOWN MAY 26…. Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 26….noon to 5pm, TBA…. 6:45-11pm, Last Mangoes Trio.

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 26….4:30-8:30 pm, Oren Polak…. 9 to 1 am, Myles Mancuso…

**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 27 BIRTHDAY TO….BOB HOULIHAN …. COLE STEVENS…. JENNY MAE MURPHY……    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. PAT WEST & CHIP ALLEN….and… JAMES & KIM FISHER….

****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 27…. James King III is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… with Eric Haley singing too!

DRUNKEN SPELLING BEE ON MAY 27…..At Mary Ellen’s on Appleruth Ln…

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

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, MAY 27… Happy Hour at 5:30-7:30 pm….Great Jazz every day……. Larry Smith, Joe Dallas & Skippo  too….8:30-11:30 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 821 Duval St. 

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

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

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 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 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 27… The Bahama Boys….from 5:30-9:30 pm.

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 27…..noon to 4 pm, Zack Seemiller…. 4:30 to 8:30, Cliff Cody ….. The Dan Harvey Band…. 9 to 1 am….

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

TRIVIA NIGHT BENEFIT FOR KWAHS, JUNE 10….Rock you Trivia Knowledge at the Hard Rock Café….Teams of 4 compete for cash prizes and glory….doors open at 5pm…competition starts at 5:30…Register your team at www.KWAHS.org/events. Cost is $5 per person…each team has own table…Various categories…happy hour specials to all participants…For more info call Cori at 305-295-6616 x 112. 

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 28 BIRTHDAY TO….BONNIE PIECEU …JANE DAWKINS… RON KLUG … TOM KELLER….  HAPPY ANNIVERSASRY TO…. ROSEMARY & DON STOUT…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… MAY  28….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 28…The Spectrelles at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Randy Roberts  at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

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

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

SPCA AQUA IDOL MAY 28-THRU JULY 23…..6:30-8 pm… Fun for a good cause…. Singers are Sarah Perkins, Tim Dahms, Grace Osborn, Jennifer Hughes, Becca Morris Whitten, John Hadfield, Dani Hoy, Blaine Cook, Tony Yaniz, Eileen Ellington, Saian Dashanimaev, and Shawn Montgomery…..

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

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

HOG’S BREATH, MAY 28,29,30…. Joel Nelson at noon….  at 4:30….Cliff Cody at 9 pm, Dan Harvey Band….

**“RED SPEEDO” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MAY 28-JUNE 1 THIS WEEK…Get tix now at 305-294-5015 or go online to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.

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 29 BIRTHDAY TO…KAY BEHMKE….FRED COVAN …ANNE O’SHEA… BILL BAHLKE … DICK NORFORD…. (Please remember Nancy Holtkamp… and Hans & Joni Dollhausen.)

*TAP CLASS AT COFFEE MILL MAY 29…..Actress, Kristen Michelle who wowed everyone in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Waterfront Playhouse, and now PRIME TIME at the Studios… 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.  May 29 is the last class as Kristen heads back to NYC.

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

LITTLE ROOM ON MAY 29….. 8 to 11 pm, Chris Burchard and Company…

THE GREEN PARROT…MAY 29….The E’Claires at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.                                                                           

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 29… Din Allen from 5:30-9:30 PM..…

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

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

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

TAVERN N TOWN, MAY 29….Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

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

***RED SPEEDO” ON MAY 29-JUNE1… 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, THRU JUNE 1… 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 the great cast stars 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 and Charlie Lindberg!!!!!

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.

AN HOUR WITH THE HISTORIAN, JUNE 5…..Happy Hour with Curator, Cori Convertito …..4:30-5:30 pm…At the BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St….Topic will be ‘Defending America’s Gibraltar…the Forts of Key West’….Reserve one of only 50 spots now at www.kwahs.org/events now… Members $8 and Non-members $10…                      

 

HAPPY MAY 30 BIRTHDAY TO…JEFFREY KUCIN … KATHLEEN MOODY … RENAY REGARDIE …DAVID PERLMAN …SHANNON LYNCH…VERNON BACHMANN. (Please remember Mary Keller.)

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB MAY 30….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.

A DRUNK SCRIPT READING OF ‘THE BREAKFAST CLUB’, MAY 30…. 8 pm at The Tropic, 416 Eaton St….Marjorie Paul Shook, Elena Devers, Mark Hedden, Chris Shultz, Bucky Montgomery, Landon Bradbary, Brandon Beach and Juliet Gray will meet at Mary Ellen’s and share a lot of ‘drinking’… then they will head to The Tropic and try to do their best to perform a live script reading of the 1984 classi, The Breakfast Club.  Like a day in detention, but a LOT boozier!!!

FARMER’S MARKET…..I just heard that this Market is no longer operating… I know there are many disgruntled shoppers out there!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES MAY 30,31…. 9 to Midnight…700 Duval St.  Dance the night away with the fab Dave B!!!!!

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

BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS, MAY 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 30,31….Headliner is Jessimae Peluso….hilarious and beautiful too!!!  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.On June 6 & 7, the headliner is Samantha Ruddy….    

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

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLINS ON MAY 30,31,…. Bria sings from 7 to 10 pm at Berlins at the A & B Lobster House.  (So happy Bria will be on the Waterfront Stage in HAIR this coming season!!)

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

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

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

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

*“LAST 3 DAYS TO SEE ‘RED SPEEDO”AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, MAY 30-JUNE1 ….. 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!!!!!!

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.

KWAHS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, JUNE 6….6 TO 7 PM….Speakers are Chip Kasper and Sandy Delgado…theme is ‘The 1919 Hurricane and its Impacts in Key West.’  At Custom House, 281 Front St….cost is members, $5 and non, $10.  Get tix at www.kwahs.org/events

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY….I am SO thankful for our daughter Melissa Lynn Lang… Billy Cartledge & Jim Hall….Lee Garrison….George Chase & Marion LaBella …Dena & Bob Badgerow…. Craig Hollenback… Bruce Strong … Jeffrey Birn… Val Marmillion … Stephanie Barnow…Jim Hendrick….. my husband Bob, always! And for all my readers!!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…Embrace your problems….Take a different view of the challenges in your life: as opportunities to become a stronger person….See them as stepping stones on your journey.  Use them to strengthen your resolve, to gain wisdom and compassion.  Enjoy the satisfaction of overcoming them and pushing your personal boundaries.  On a calm sea…every one is a pilot!

Lynda

 

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

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.  To register, call Megan at 305-809-5020.

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 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 Selph….

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…..Danielle Martin…..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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