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JAN.1 THROUGH JAN. 7, ETC….. 2020, IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!

WEDNESDAY
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY JAN. 1  BIRTHDAY TO….RUSS SCARVELLO… PAMELA KOSTMAYER …PAT LASINIS…. KRISTEN WILSON … PHYLLIS GAGNER … JIM PIGNATORI…JIM CLARK … GAYLE FOSTER … BRUCE HOLLERING … BRUCE BURKHARDT…KIP LARSON… CHUCK BALLISH.

DEAR READERS… It is hard to believe that it is now 2020!!!  We said Adieu to 2019 and we are all now on to a new decade in our lives….So far, it has been a great year!!!!!  Ha!  Last night was quite an event…New Year’s Eve… all kinds of ‘droppings’ around town… Sushi in the Red Shoe.. The wench at Schooner Wharf….Conch Shell at Sloppy Joe’s…martini glass at Lateda. ….New Year’s Eve in Key West is quite a ‘happening’…Also celebrated some special birthdays… Joe Tripp… Bob Badgerow…Gail Lima…Kim Romano… Michael Citro … Leda Andrews… Chris Stone…and Melissa Taushe… plus the anniversaries of Terri & Phil Wilson and Pat & Carey Moore!  We got to welcome friends from Chippewa Lake, Ohio, Joan & Chuck Armbruster along with Mary Margaret Smith and her boyfriend, Clarence…great fun!

Notice that I will be sending the blog out on Wednesdays at least until the end of March!!!!  I want to thank everyone who has been extra kind an special to us during this past year….and especially during this holiday season… I so appreciate all the cards, gifts, invitations to parties and events….Your kindness makes my heart sing!  On Thankful Thursday, I mention those who went over and above the call of duty to make our Christmas season extra memorable!

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 Tuesday, Jan. 7.  Please include ALL essential details like time, date, place, and contact info too.  Try to be as concise as possible
    
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…
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.

*****2020  WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AQUA IDOL STARTS 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 ….OUR Aqua Idols are always highly anticipated events…. I am extra thrilled with the lineup I am getting together this year!!!!  Arguably, it will be the very best group of vocalists ever!!!  I will be revealing the fabulous vocalists on Jan. 15!!!!

*”TINY LITTLE THINGS” 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.   

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN..1…Rob DiStasi performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

NATURE HIKE….JAN. 1…8:30-9:30 am at Ft. Zack State Park….Led by park rangers along lesser known trails….Free with park entry fee.  

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!!!! 

MARJORY LEE, JAN. 1… …From 4-7  pm, Marjory is at Ram’s Head South….

TERRI & LARRY, JAN.1… It’s Terri White and Larry Baeder at 7:30 pm at Ram’s Head South, formerly Blue Macaw on Whitehead St.  Free parking.

GREEN PARROT, JAN.1 ….Cayo Ritmo at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm… 

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP.. JAN 1,8,15,22,29…..MadHouse at 1128  Simonton St… show is at 8:30 pm.  go to
www.comedykeywest.com.  

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 1, 8….Nina Newton performs at the piano from 5-7 pm.  

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 1,8,15 ,22,29… Din Allen performs from 6 to 10 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA,  JAN.1,2,3,4 …..Scott Kirby and Gabriel Donohue entertain at 5 pm…. 9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends or Buzz!!!!….

LATEDA, JAN.1….  The fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…. in the Lounge!!!!  

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN.1…Karen Heins from 5:30-7:30 pm…Victoria Horne, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith and Co.  at 8 pm….821 Duval St…. 

‘TALLEY’S FOLLY, JAN. 8-18…. The FRINGE Theater presents this award-winning play in the Back Room at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….This is a poignant story of second chances…Directed by Mathias Maloff… stars Lauren Thompson and Ross Pipkin…. 7 pm….

KEY WEST AUDUBON SOCIETY SPEAKER, JAN. 8….6:30 pm at the KW Garden Club, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.  Speaker is  Dr. Doug Mader, wild life photographer and vet.  Theme will be ‘Wings Over the Serengeti’ and will include bird and wildlife images from his recent African trips.    FREE and open to anyone interested.

FULL MOON KAYAKING, JAN. 8….The Fla Keys Wildlife Society hosts this excursion around No Name Key from 4:30-6:30 pm…Top reserve call or text 305-872-7474.

**NEAL RUCHMAN ANNOUNCES INFO ON HIS NEW PLAY…. Scroll down 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. 

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….John Behmke …..Sandy Abookire ….RE Frechette ….Ginger King . ….. Donna Barnett….….Sharron Mondo… Maggie Domski …….Len Stevens  .…. Rick Elias ….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 … Kent Gater….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

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…. Show me a piano falling down a mine shaft and I’ll show you A-Flat Miner!!!
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THURSDAY
HAPPY JAN. 2 BIRTHDAY TO….JUNE HUDSON … STEVE SAGMAN …MARTHA BARNES …. CHRIS REHM … EVA LIMBERT….JIMMY SYDENSTRCKER …NELSON FUENTAS….  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO  … DAVID & IRENE EYER ….. AND …. KEN & MARGARET DOMANSKI … 

KWAHS CURATOR SPEAKS TO GARDEN CLUB, JAN. 2…. Cori Convertito, Curator of the Key West  Art & Historical Society at the Custom House will speak  at 1:30 pm at the Gato Bldg. at 1100 Simonton St.  The subject is “On Harbour Defense: Key West’s Martello Towers”.  For info call 914-393-2358.  Free and open to the public.

LATEDA, JAN.2…… 3 Sum at 8:30 pm…. Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

THE STUDIOS EXHIBIT, JAN. 2….First Thursday Exhibit from 6 to 8 pm…features artists Donna Nadeau, Jim Racchi, Onajide Shabaka, and Josefina Cavalina.   533 Eaton St.   All very unique talents!

‘TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS’ AT RED BARN  TILL JAN. 2-4….. Get tix at 305-296-9911 or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com.  Last few days to see this lovely show!!!!

SMOKIN TUNA, JAN..2…Scott Kirby & Gabriel Donohue, 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl & Friends, 9 pm.

GUITAR RECITAL BY MATEO  AND BELLE JAMPOL, JAN. 2….7 pm at St. Paul’s Church  Parish Hall …get tix at the door!  401 Duval St… $20 donation.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN. 2…Peter Diamond & Co at 8 pm… 821 Duval St.

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET, JAN.2,9,16,23,30….10 am to 2 pm… Lots of vendors, food, baked goods, pickles by the Pickle Barons, flowers, etc.  Free to attend….
  
TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 2,9,16,23,30…Bobby Nesbitt & Carmen Rodriguez entertain  from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 2 & 9… Nina Newton performs from 5 to 7 pm. 

BEREAVEMENT MEETING EVERY THURS. JAN. 2,9,16,23,30….If you have lost someone dear and are having a difficult time with it all…there is help available.   Meeting at 7:15 pm every Thursday at the Klaus Murphy Center at St. Mary Parish on Truman Ave.  All welcome.  You are not alone.****CLINTON CURTIS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, ONE NIGHT ONLY, JAN 4!!!

DROP IN PAINT CLASSES, JAN. 2,9,16,23,30….Renown artist, Jim Salem teaches this class at Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar…. 9:30 am …MM17.. 1/2 hour demo and then a painting session until 12:30 pm.

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY……I am so thankful to have enjoyed a pretty darn good year…and I am glad to face a new decade!!!!  I will be brave and try not to weaken!!!  I am so thankful for all my readers and those who have been so kind to me through the years.  I want to give very special thanks to those who went out of their way to make our Christmas Merry…..Thanks in no particular order to…..Michael Pelkey, Patrick Hayes,  Nancy Moulton, Diana Davis, Christopher Peterson, Bobby Nesbitt, Michael Mulligan, Trey Forsyth, Maribell & Johnny Maschal, Kevin Melloncamp, Scott Mason, Mary Lynne Price, Margot Price, George Fernandez, Tom Greenwood,  Sally Stevens, Rob Zadkovich, Paul & Pam Vereb, Kate Miano, Libby York, Tom Thayer, John McDonald, Sutton Foster, Jimmy Olson and Lance, Mary Ellen & Clayton Beattie, Billy Cartledge, Jim Hall, Kate Regan , Ken Silverman,  Jennifer Stevens, Peter Vishton, Michael Robinson, Eric Haley, Phil & Terri Wilson, Jim Argoudelis, Dan Ward,  Donna & Kevin Gallagher, Vera Schiff, Jane Dawkins, Stephen Kitsakos, Rosi & Jeff Ware,  Susie & Brian Savitch, Maggie Domski, Dianna Sutton, Lucy Barker, Kristin Larkin, Melissa Hudak ….love you all and thanks is not enough for how great you made me feel during the holidays!

COMEDY KEY WEST, JAN. 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31….  Doors open at 7:30 pm….Showtime is at 8 with local comics…Headliner is at 8:30 pm…. ALL hilarious….Go to
www.comedykeywest.com.  Locals get a great discount.  Jim McCue headlines on Jan. 2 & 3….

**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!!!! 

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 2….Happy Dog at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm…. 

ISLAND DOG, JAN 2, 9,16,23,30….. Karri Daley performs 6-10 pm….505 Front St.pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 2….. Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….

INVITATION FOR WOMEN GOLFERS, JAN. 2,9,16,23,30….18 holes..Ladies Golf assoc.  All skill welcome.   every Thurs at KW Golf Course on Stock Island…  You can join any time…season ends on April 30, 2020.  Call Audrey at 312-590

WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL….JAN 2,9,16,23,30… The KW Women’s Flag Football League plays from 7 to 9 pm each Thursday at Bernstein Park, 6551 5th St., Stock Island. Call Diane for info at 305-896-8678. 

ART EXHIBIT AT THE STUDIOS, JAN. 2….The first Thursday event is from 6 to 8 pm at 533 Eaton St… features diverse artists, Donna Nadeau, Onajide Shabaka, Josefina Cavalina, and Jim Racchi….Runs thru Jan. 30… 

THEATRE XP..”CLASSICS OF COMEDY”..JAN.9-11…. 3 nights only… Presented at The Studios at 533 Eaton St. by Bob Bowersox and Theatre XP…Pure hilarity with some of the Keys’ top comics recreating comedy sketches from the Golden Age of Comedy….stars Mathias Maloff, Pony Chavrat, Tony Konrath, Susannah Wells, JT Thompson, Don Bearden, Bob Bowersox, Meldoy Moore, Tammy Shanley, Karl Stahl and Donna Stabile….   Tix can be bought at
www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458.

KWAHS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES…JAN. 9…. Guest will be Seth H. Bramson…theme is “The FLA East Coast Railway: For 125 Years America’s Speedway to Sunshine”… 6 pm at the Custom House, 281 Front St.  $5 for members and $10.  for Non.  Get tix at www,.kwahs.org. 

****’GLASS’ OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN. 16-FEB. 1….This is the World Premier of this new play, by Michael Aman.  Get tix NOW at 305-294-5015 or go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  This play is about a fictional encounter by two legendary figures of the American theater… Tennessee Williams, a young playwright beginning his career, and Laurett Taylor, a famous actress facing the end of hers.  Meeting backstage before the opening of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, an unopened bottle of Scotch is found in her dressing room igniting sparks as they are both challenged to face down a common demon.  Can they come together to create a night that will live in infamy, or will their fragile confidence shatter like the fine crystal glasses in their hands?   Starring Merry Jo Cortada as Laurette Taylor and Tim Torre as Tennessee.  He last was seen on the Waterfront Stage in ‘Sex With Strangers’.  Michael Bush directs…Michael Boyer, set design.  It will be a wonderful evening of riveting theater for sure!!!!

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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FRIDAY
HAPPY JAN. 3 BIRTHDAY TO….HOWARD LIVINGSTON…. JEAN CARPER … GENEVIEVE ISAKSEN … DAVE HERZOG …. CAROL MONAGHAN … MARY BETH KOERWEI… MICHAEL BLUMENTHAL….

TINY LITTLE THINGS….JAN. 3 & 4… Last two times to see this delightful play at the Red Barn…. call 305-2969911 for tix.

AT KEY WEST ISLAND BOOKS, JAN. 3…Book Signing by Lucy Burdette…”A Deadly Feast”…5 to 7 pm…at 513 Fleming St.  

SCHOONER WHARF ON JAN. 3..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, JAN. 3,10,17,24,31… Entertainment from noon to 3 pm.   KARRI is at Island Dogs at 505 Front St. with Joe the Show from 6 to 10 pm….

SALUTE ON THE BEACH, JAN. 3… Skipper along with Tim Mayer, Chris Burchard and Gary Rivenson…5 pm..   

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, JAN. 3…..The fab duo of CARMEN RODRIGUEZ and LARRY SMITH, perform at 8 to 11 pm…. 821 Duval St…

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN. 3,10,17,24,31… Noon to 3 pm…. Karri is at Island Dog  from 6 to 10 pm on Jan. 3,10,17,24,31….

CHUCK FOX AT AMERICAN LEGION, JAN. 3,10,17,24,31….Dance the night away with the great music of Chuck Fox…. 7 to 10 pm… every Friday. ….
Located on College Rd. by the Golf Course!  Fun…

TRASH FOR TRANSIT PROGRAM, JAN 3,10,17,24,31….Every Friday… The City of KW Utilities Dept. & Transit Dept. are teaming up…all are invited to volunteer to help clean up various areas in Key West every Friday Morning…all participants will get a 24 hour City Bus Pass as a thank you… This is part of the Keep KW Beautiful Program.  Meet at 8 am… coordinator, Dee Dee Green will be there to instruct… Jan. 3 meet at White St. Pier….  Jan 10, Meet at Eaton St. in front of the Restaurant Store.  For more info call DeeDee at 305-809-3776.

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 34,5…….The Heavy Pets at 5:30, 9 and  11 pm…only at 5:30 on Sunday.

GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 3,10,17,24,31…. It’s Michael Robinson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.  If you want a good seat get there early!!!  Eric Haley is often there with his great vocals!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., JAN. 3……Joel Rush from noon to 4 pm….Karri Daley from 5:30-9:30 pm…   

COMEDY KEY WEST…JAN.3,10,17,24,31…. Doors open at 7:30 pm…. Local comics perform at 8 pm…Headliner at 8:30…ALL hilarious!!!!  Go to
www.comedykeywest.com for tix and info…locals get a nice discount.  At the BottleCap at 1128 Simonton St. 

MALL ON DUVAL…JAN. 10 &11, AND FEB. 13 &14….The fabulous Mall On Duval St. is a great thing in my opinion!  I actually wish the whole street was closed down at least once a month or more!!!  Right now it is in the 500, 600 and 700 Blocks only.  What a joy it is to enjoy Duval St. with all the motorcycle and boom box noise….I wish the shops could take advantage and have tables outside their stores to lure people in…. 

WALKING TOURS, JAN. 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,31,….Every Friday and Saturday … This tour features former homes and fave haunts of well known KW writers.  Tours start at 4:30 pm on Fri. and 10 am on sat.  Meet at KW Library, 700 Fleming St……and finish on Greene St… Reservations…call 305-293-9291…Guides are the very handsome Scott Burau and the adorable Sarah Goodwin.

LATEDA,  JAN.3…..  3Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal room….

MARJORY LEE, JAN.3,10,17,24,31…. From 1 to 4 pm Marjory is at Sunset Pier….From 5 to 8 pm, she is at the Gates Hotel!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN , JAN. 3,10,17,24,31….Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF…JAN. 3…Michael McCloud at noon to 5 pm… Last Mango Duo at 6:45 to 11 pm 

FROM A WOMAN’S HAND….JAN. 17….Art exhibit featuring only women artists of the FLA Keys…. at Custom House at 281 Front St…  Members time is 5:30 pm….Public Time is 6 to 8 pm….

KEY WEST HOME TOURS, JAN. 17 & 18…..For tix and information go to
www.keywesthometours.com.  

TOMMY CASTRO AT KW THEATER, JAN. 17…. Go to the website of
www.thekeywesttheater.com for tickets.  8 pm… 512 Eaton St.
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SATURDAY
HAPPY JAN. 4 BIRTHDAY TO ….KIMBALL INGRAM …CLIFF SAWYER …KEITH LAPP… CHRIS HIGGINS…

****CLINTON CURTIS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, JAN 4…. One Night Only….. and it promises to be a great one!!!  One of Key West’s very own, Clinton Curtis, who grew up in Key West and has been performing since a wee child of 5…. is doing us all proud!  He will be presenting a musical show with fab musicians along with special guest artists Randy Roberts and Lauren Gonzalez Thompson…..He will be performing many of his new original pieces….Clinton and his brother, Daniel are true musical geniuses.  They both followed their dreams to pursue great music careers.  Clinton has performed with orchestras like the NY  and Vienna Philharmonic,.. the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and many many more.    He is currently the featured vocalist with  The Mark Morris Dance Group’s smash hit, Pepperland, featuring the music of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band ….Get tix NOW at 305-294-5015!!!! or go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  This will be a night to remember!!!

***OPERA NIGHT AT THE STUDIOS…JAN 4 & 5….This is a special event…”Single Occupancies: Three Contemporary Theatre Monologues”  8 pm both nights….These operas are 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 one in musical theatre.  Directed by Murphy Davis and designers are Anthony Palmer and Carmen Rodriguez.  Mr. Campbell and Mr. Kitsakos will present a post-performance talk and will share thoughts on choosing to write LGBTQ characters for the Opera Stage.  Get tix at
www.tskw.org.  

**LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…JAN. 4….8 pm at Little Room Jazz Club at 821 Duval St… a great night of jazz with Harry Schroeder, Jerry Seeco, Mike Emerson, George Hemund, Claire Finley, Les Dudley and Skippo!!!!

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

****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)… 

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL,  JAN. 4,11,18,25…. Bobby Green performs from 5 to 7 pm… 

KARRI DALEY AT LOOSE CANON…. JAN. 4,11,18,25…. at 217 Duval St…. from 10 am to 1 pm… 

MARJORY LEE ON JAN. 4,11,18,25… Marjory is at Lagerheads from 12:30- 3:30 pm and from 11 pm to 2 am, she is at the Irish Oak Barrel Lounge on Southard St.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN…. JAN. 4,11,18,25….10 am to noon every Saturday at 705 Palm Ave… for info call 305-292-5993.

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 4, 11,15,22,29. ..The fab Bobby Nesbitt. performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…JAN. 4.The Bahama Boys from 6 to 10 pm.

LATEDA, JAN. 4.. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm….. Christopher Peterson performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, JAN. 4….  Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm….Zack Seemiller  from 6:45-11 pm…. 

POLE VAULT CONTEST, JAN. 11….The KW High School Track Team will benefit from this Pole Vault in Paradise competition…. 9 am at the Truman Waterfront Park.   On Jan. 10, A BBQ picnic will precede the contest from 4:30-6:30 pm and a pancake breakfast will take place from 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Jan. 12…. For info go to
https://kwtfc.org/pole-vault-in-paradise/

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR OFFICE?  JAN. 11….This is a workshop for those thinking of running or who are interested in campaign leadership in the 2020 election.  Half day workshop at The Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel at 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  8:45 am… will offer a full schedule of topics like fundraising, budgets, messaging, speeches and debates, marketing and paperwork…Speakers will be elected officials from Key West and Monroe County as well as experienced campaign veterans.  $25 in advance… Details at
www.hometownkeywest.com…..

MAYOR’S BALL ON JAN. 18…. I believe this event is sold out!  We will be there to celebrate the wonderful  MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON!!!!

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.
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SUNDAY
HAPPY JAN. 5 BIRTHDAY TO….TRISH MANLEY…. KAREN RYAN…. MICHAEL MUNOZ… KELLY SCHMOTZER….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…KAREN & VINCENT TAPOROWSKI…

OLD STONE CHURCH, JAN. 5…..  Barry Cuda will be there to start you week with some soulful music…at the Methodist Church at 600 Eaton St..9 to 11 am.  Time to listen, learn and find inner peace and love.

LOCALS GET FREE ADMISSION, JAN. 5…. With proper ID get in free at all HTA events and all events in town.

LOCALS GET IN FREE DAY, JAN. 5….See the Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden free….all day at 5210 College Rd….Guided tour at 11 am.  

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… JAN.5….Any Mayo entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm…Barry Cuda & the Sharks perform….  8 pm-11 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St. 

GUIDED TOUR AT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MUSEUM ON JAN. 5…. Curator, Dennis Beaver will lead this tour at 2 pm… located  at 513 Truman Ave.  This is a fabulous museum and no one knows more about Tennessee Williams than Dennis Beaver!!!!  Submissions to the Tennessee Williams annual writing contest are now being accepted.  Poets and writers are asked to submit original works.  All entries must reference “The Women of Tennessee Williams” which can be loosely interpreted.  Deadline to submit is March 8.  For info an guidelines  go to
http://www.KWAHS.org and click on “tickets.”

LATEDA, JAN.5,12,19,26…Tea Dance at 4 pm…. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge.

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, JAN 5,12,19,26….Noon to 3 pm on the Beach!!!… From 7 to 10 pm, Karri performs upstairs at The Saint ‘HALO’ bar!!!  same dates…5,12,19,26!

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

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 5…Bobby Nesbitt is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON JAN. 5…Marjory Lee at 5 pm….. Gabriel Donahue  at 9 pm…. Check Gabriel out… an Irish singer of the nth degree… fabulous… so is Marjory Lee!!!!!

GREEN PARROT, JAN. 5…Jazz with Mike Emerson, Skippo,  Gary Rivenson and Mark Rose…1 pm….5:30, The Heavy Pets…

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN….JAN. 5,12,19,26… Every Sunday at 705 Palm Ave….. 10 am to noon!!!!

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 5…5- 7:30  pm….Peter Diamond and Friends entertain.  On Jan. 12 it is Scott Marischen & Friends….

LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE, JAN. 5-9….Phil Sampson performs every Sunday thru Thursday from  6 to 9 pm at this great restaurant!!!   

IMPROMTU CONCERTS BEGIN ON JAN. 12….Handsome and talented violinist, Blake Pouliot, one of Canada’s most promising young artists will perform at St. Paul’s Church at 4 pm.  For info go to
www.keywestimpromptu.org.   On Jan 26 it is the Trio Gaspard., violin, cello and piano trio….

DAVID BROMBERG AT KW THEATER, JAN. 19… For tickets go to
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  512 Eaton St.

TIBETAN MONKS ARRIVE, JAN. 19-25….For info and schedule of events go to
www.keywesttaramandala.org or email kwtaramandala@aol.com.

5TH ANNUAL CROOKS SECOND LINE PARADE….JAN. 26….This is event honors the many wonderful people from Key West who have left this earth … people we have loved and lost….Meet a the Hog’s Breath parking lot  to party at noon…. Parade down Duval led by  Grand Marshal, Bill Blue at 2 pm…A jazz jam tribute to the Green Parrot… from 3 pm… to 6 pm….To order 18×24 pictures to carry of your loved ones go to
www.crookssecondlineKW.com.  Marching in the parade is FREE and all are invited… It is a happening!  You can carry your own placards also.All placard proceeds support the Richard Crooks and Nancy Robinson scholarship funds.    For more info call 305-504-7664.

PARADISE BIG BAND…JAN. 26… at Tennessee Williams theatre Main Stage at 8 pm…. Tix are $25 and $35…go to
www.keystix.com to reserve seats.  Those featured with the Band are Michael Robinson, Michael Mulligan, Eric Haley, Mike Emerson, Jerry Seeco,Ryan Chapman, Larry Smith, Tim Mayer, Harry Schroeder and Joe Dallas!!!!  DON’T MISS!!!!
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MONDAY…..THREE KINGS DAY!!!
HAPPY  JAN. 6 BIRTHDAY TO…HELEN HARRISON….RAY FOGG,SR….. GINGER BONCEK….CYNDY LIVINGSTON…..JACK BEHMKE….MICHAEL ROTH …EMILY RUETHER….MINDY DUECKER … (Please remember Paul Hilson … and … Patrick Junior Winters.)AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC. 25 and 26…. Nina Newton at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

DUELING BARTENDERS, JAN. 6,13,20,27…. Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 5:30-8 pm… Ric Dery hosts and always has a great special singer to sing ‘Duels’ with!!!!! 711 Duval St.  A KW happening!!!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, JAN. 6,13… James King II performs from 5 to 7 pm

DRUNK SPELLING BEE ON JAN.6,13,20,27…. At Mary Ellen’s on Appelrouth Ln….Wild, wacky and wickedly fun!

LITTLE ROOM ON JAN 6…..Malathi performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Larry Smith and Christine Cordone perform at 8 pm…. 821 Duval St…. 821 Duval St 

LATEDA, JAN. 6,13,20,27…. Ronnie Lovely and James King III at 8:30 pm in the Lounge!!!!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, JAN 6 and 7…Neal Elder at 5 pm….. Gabriel Donahue at 9 pm…. 

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

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 6….Mike Emerson entertains from 5 to 9 pm…

‘PLAYS OUT LOUD’… JAN. 13….6 pm….The Fringe presents this chance to read a play out loud….at the Back Room at KW Theater, 512 Eaton St…. 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.  
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TUESDAY
HAPPY  JAN 7 BIRTHDAY TO ….LARRY KETRON …LARA FOX… ANNE FISHER WOOD… JODELL ROBERTS ….LISA  ELENA MONDA… JULES MOODLEY …FRANK GREN …

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB , JAN. 7…50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!! Coffee Butler  entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm….Larry Baeder & Bill Blue perform from 8 to 11 pm…. 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, JAN. 7,14…. Nancy 3 Hoffman is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm at 526 Angela St….. 

VIRGILIOS, ON JAN. 7….9 pm… The CRZB’s with Skipper, Tim Mayer, Gary Rivenson and Rob DiStasi.

TAVERN N TOWN, JAN. 7..Carmen Rodriguez and Larry Smith entertain,  5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

LATEDA, JAN.7,14,21…. The Fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm… Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

THE GALLEON, JAN. 7,17,21,28… Marjory Lee performs from 6 to 9 pm…great music and sunsets!!!!

‘LIFE SUCKS ‘  OPENS AT RED BARN, JAN. 14….Runs thru Feb. 8…. Director is Joy Hawkins with great cast…David Black, Aaron Duclos, George diBraud, Jessica Miano-Kruel, Karl Stahl Caroline Taylor and Susannah Wells….Get tix at 305-296-9911 or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com.  

SINBAD AT KW THEATER, JAN. 14….  At 512 Eaton St….. Get tix at  
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  …. 8 pm.  Hilarious!

4TH ANNUAL CONCH REVIVAL PICNIC ON JAN. 21…The KWAHS invites you to this event…Great Events caters with Isle Cook to prepare a heritage dinner by Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman….6 to 8 pm on grounds of KW Lighthouse on Whitehead St…  $45 for members and $55 for non.  Kids under 12, free.  Go to
www.kwahs.org for tickets.

***’PRIME TIME’  ON JAN.28, FEB. 1 AND FEB. 4-8…. At the Studios… Written by Blake Hunter and directed by Murphy Davis….This original musical follows a female TV exec who wants to keep her variety show afloat, her amorous star husband in check and temptation at bay!  Great cast!  Get tix a
www.tskw.org.  533 Eaton St.

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…Faith does for living what sunshine does for stained-glass windows….Let belief light your life!!!!
Lynda
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PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION: 
IMPROMPTU 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! 
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…. 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 photo  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!!!

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….

1/2…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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