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Y’ALL COME DOWN FOR COUNTRY NIGHT AT AQUA IDOL!!!

 

FEBRUARY 12 THRU FEBRUARY 18 (ETC.), 2019 IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!

 

HAPPY FEB.12 BIRTHDAY TO….JUDY BLUME…BONNIE JONES …KEN DOMANSKI … JIM COLLINS… CHICK KNIGHT… SUSAN KEISER …                                               HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO … DIANE & FRED COVAN … DENIS HYLAND & WAYNE LARUE SMITH … REX WELTER & BRAD…

 

**IT’S COUNTRY NIGHT AT AQUA IDOL ON TUES., FEB.12…..There is certainly a lot of electricity in the air!  It’s because tonight, it is Tuesday and Tuesday is AQUA IDOL Night for THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!! Come one and all to 711 Duval St. from 6:30 to 8 pm!  It is the very best FREE-to-Attend Show in town…. I have assembled a wonderful group of big-hearted singers with superb voices, who are volunteering their time and talent to help raise needed dollars for the esteemed Waterfront Playhouse! The Theme of Feb. 5 is BROADWAY SHOW TUNES!!…. And those performing for this highly anticipated EVENT are… ROBBY LE BLANC…CHUCK FOX … JOHN BAIRD… JIM SPEAKE …JENNY MAE MURPHY…SARAH PERKINS …VERA GREGOROVICZ… JOE TRIPP…KARRI DALEY ….VICKY ROWDEN ….SCARLETT TRNOVSKA …LUKE FOX….ADAM SWEITZER ….DORA GHOLSON…..Sadly we had to say goodbye to the talented DEBORAH GRAY last week….She did a great rendition of “9 to 5” had a great costume and all, but the dollars were not there to keep her in.  If you want your fave singers to remain in the contest, please add some extra $$$ to ascertain that they will be there next week.  Read below how you can donate online if you cannot attend.  Word has gotten around town about how terrific everyone is so you best come early enough to hear each singer perform and to get a great seat….  We are hoping you will not miss a single Idol and will support these generous talents and our Playhouse. Judges Tony Konrath and I will be joined by celebrity guest judge, DAVE BOOTLE… Dave is one of Key West’s most popular entertainers in town…at Mangoes 4 nights a week… an actor, director and former film stunt man!  Hoping he will also sing a song!!!!  Hope to see y’all there!!!!!

 

DONATING ONLINE FOR AQUA IDOL CONTESTANTS….For those who cannot attend and even for those who come faithfully every week…. This is a great way to donate to your favorite vocalist in Aqua Idol.  You go to www.waterfrontplayhouse.org … then click on Support…then click on donate online… Then click the Waterfront Playhouse box, and all the contestant’s names will appear…. Then go from there by donating online with your credit card.  The great news is that all donations to your contestant  to the Waterfront Playhouse are tax deductible.  Besides the $$$ I put in the buckets each week, I donate online every week. You can too!  You can also write out checks to Waterfront Playhouse and place the name of the contestant in the Memo box.. and place in your contestant’s bucket at Aqua.  Tax Deductible!!!      

 

****“A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2” AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….We saw this sensational play on opening night, and just saw it again on Closing night on Feb.9.  AS great as it was on opening, it was 100 times better on closing night.  The four actors were phenomenal…. They had really grown into their roles and they made us laugh and cry and feel.  I understood what they felt and what they were going through in their lives.  On opening nights I have a tendency to get caught up in the audience’s reactions and the like and I sometimes miss some key elements along the way.  I was very judgemental in regard to the character Nora, acted by Maribeth Graham.  I couldn’t seem to get beyond the fact that she left her husband and children for 15 years.  On closing night it became very clear why she did what she did and I understood everyone’s feelings totally, and loved them all.  The actors must be congratulated on their marvelous performances…. DAVID BLACK, MARIBETH GRAHAM, JOY HAWKINS AND JESSICA MIANO KRUEL.  Kudos to director, Murphy Davis and set designer, Michael Boyer…And congratulations to Tom Thayer and the Waterfront Playhouse for continuing their tradition of presenting challenging and wonderful theater to Key West!!!  On a side note…. The evening before closing night, Jessica Miano’s beloved dog, Peanut, somehow got out of the house and ran into the street and was killed by a car.  Understandably, Jessica was devastated…and all who knew her, shared her pain… I wondered how could she possibly go on and perform on the final night… and just like the shining star she is… with intense pain in her heart and with the words  “The show must go on” etched in her heart…… like the sublime  actress she is, she delivered a memorable and exceptional performance. Bravo! Bravo!   

 

SHARRON MONDO DREZNER….. On Jan. 29, Sharron Mondo Drezner, was admitted as an emergency patient to Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami, with a threatening rupture of a thoracic aneurysm.  She underwent surgery on Jan. 29, and the procedure was a success.  She is now in the ICU unit as doctors are correcting cardiac rhythm problems.  This was an open heart procedure as the major blood vessel of the heart had to be resected with graft replacement.  Please keep Sharron and her husband Skip in your choicest thoughts and prayers.  Please send her cards and messages to their home at 1901 S. Roosevelt Blvd….#402….Key West, FL 33040.  Her mail will be delivered to her in Miami as long as she is there.  Sharron is a real sweetheart…. A beautiful redhead with lots of pizzazz and energy… I had the great pleasure of meeting her in Bruce Moore’s tap class.  We are praying that she will soon be up and about and dancing again.

 

SADDENED TO HEAR….The very special and dear Chuck Newman, beloved husband of Jane Dawkins, recently passed away after a long illness dealing with respiratory problems…yet, Chuck continued to work till two days before passing at his job with  Absolutely Amazing eBooks!  He was the Amazing One! You can send messages and cards to his wonderful wife, Jane Dawkins at 2026 Staples Ave., Key West, FL 33040.  Also, I just heard about the passing of Gordy Michael’s lovely wife, Debbie, in Oregon.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Gordy at this time of great loss.

 

TICKETS NEEDED… If anyone has tickets to the March 4 Randy Roberts/Lucie Arnaz cabaret show and cannot attend, please contact Greg McShea at macamedia@aol.com as he is looking to attend this sold out show.  Thank you.

 

*******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…. To recover from Hurricane Irma, declining state funding and increasing costs!!!  Thank you so much for your support of the Waterfront Playhouse and LIVE Theater in Paradise!!! 

 

HOUSING HEROES NEEDED…. The Waterfront Playhouse is looking for Housing Heroes.  A Housing Hero is someone who will ‘take in’ a visiting actor or musician in one of our shows that comes from out of town.  There are many perks involved for those who have a gust room… guest house… to accommodate a visiting actor.  If you can help please call 305-394-7445.  Your name will be listed in the Playbill.  If you house 1 person for 1 show, you get 2 free 5-show passes and a Crew Membership card offering discounts for 11 mos. In some of the best restaurants in KW…. Plus ability to buy tix to Member nights at the theater and Annual Gala at member reduced rates.  Housing 2 or 3 persons for 1 or more shows:  You get all of the above, plus, an additional free 5-show flex pass and invitation for two as our guests to our Annual Gala…. Housing 4 or More persons for 1 or more shows:  You get all of the above, plus FREE drinks for ALL performances, a private backstage tour and party for you and 10 of your friends.      

 

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… 

 

TAVERN N TOWN… FEB.12,19,26… Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas   perform from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.    

 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.12,13…. Gabriel Donohue performs at 5 pm….. 

 

CAFÉ CON LIBROS, FEB. 12…. 10:30 am at the KW Library, 700 Fleming St…Speaker will be Tom Corcoran… On Feb. 26, it’s Carrie Jo Howe. 

 

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.12….noon to 5 pm, Gary Hempsey…6:30-11:00 pm, Fuel on Fire.…. 

 

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…. FEB.12….Larry Baeder and Bluesday… an intimate eve with Larry and friends…. 8:30-11:30 pm… now serves full bar and food  too!  821 Duval St…. Be there!

 

AMERICAN LEGION BINGO EVERY TUES., FEB.12,19,26….6:30 pm at 5610 College Rd.   

 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB. 12….Megan Clay entertains from 5 to 7 pm at 526
Angela St.  On Feb. 19, it’s Valerie Elam.

 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.12,19,26…. Black & Skabuddah perform from 5:30-9:30pm…

 

LATEDA, FEB12…  Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.   

 

HOGS BREATH, FEB.12,13,14…NOON PM, Joel Nelson….4:30, Dennis McCaughey….. 9 pm, M. Mancuso…. 

 

VIRGILIOS ON FEB.12….9 pm….located on Appelrouth Ln behind La Trattoria on Duval St.  IT’S the Savage Beets with Chris Case, Skippo, Geoff Lowe…..

 

DANCE KEY WEST…DIRTY DANCING 101: A VALENTINE’S DANCE PARTY, FEB.12 … 7-8:30 pm at the KW Theater, 512 Eaton St….Get giddy and learn the moves you have seen on the silver screen with this fun and casual dance party, followed by sweet treats.  No dance experience necessary and no partner needed… all single ladies and gents and all else are  invited…. $35 per ticket at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

 

MOVIE AT THE TROPIC, FEB. 12….”Joni 75” about singer Joni Mitchell…..6:30 pm at Tropic Cinema…..416 Eaton St…. $12 and $8.75.

 

AT BOOKS & BOOKS, FEB. 12….Author, Jonathan Stanlofer will read from and discuss his memoir ‘The Widower’s Notebook’ a story of love and loss, regrets and reinvention…book signing to follow 6 to 7:30 pm at 533 Eaton St.

 

RED BARN THEATRE PRESENT ‘TENDERLY’, OPENS FEB. 19….This is the poignant story of one of America’s greatest stars, told thru story and music….stars Kim Schroeder Long and David Black…musical direction by Jim Rice.   Runs through March 16…at 319 Duval St….for tix go to www.redbarntheatre.com or call the box office at 305-296-9911.

 

INVESTMENT WORKSHOP OFFERED, FEB. 26….Local, Dr. Joe Kiely is holding an Investment Workshop at 6 pm on Feb. 26 at the Gato Building on Simonton St.  He will show how to examine investment portfolios….he will introduce you to Mornigstar.com… RSVP to Mitzi Williams at 252-439-1888.  You will enjoy Joe’s humorous and empowering speaking style and his common sense approach towards investing in this new global economy.          

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers…JIM HALL …Sharron Mondo Drezner….. the family & friends of Gordy Michael on the loss of his wife, Debbie….the family and friends of Chuck Newman ..the family and friends of Andy Dickey….the family and friends of Linda Patchett… For Norma Gilmore and her family on the great loss of her husband, Chuck Gilmore…. The family and friends of Kayla Tollen….. George Kling….Billy Cartledge…..Mary Larkin ….the repose of the soul of Stanislav Krejcir, father of Jana Krejcirova…. The family of Leda Andrews and the loss of her brother…. and the family of June Hudson on the loss of her brother Will Yodice……….Mike Stallard and wife Kelly….…Fred Stevens … Robin Deck….Jim Hendrick…..… Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams …… Judi Stevens …Fred Lima…..Nancy Lima …Maryann Sabol … Pam Williams …..Frank Lima….Harry Schroeder ….Jacob Gelt Dekker …Bella Rettenwander ….James Mill …Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer…. Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr….Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen …Judy Davis …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson ….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Sandy Abookire… … Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir…   ….Eegor Goropec…Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …Carey and Pat Moore ….Anne McKee … the family of Ron Burns …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree …… Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.  Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for.  Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for.  Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving.  We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man.  Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things!  Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

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

DONATE TO THE FKSPCA…..A new fabulous… state-of-the-art Animal Shelter is about to open….after years of money raising and planning…..However, know that $80,000 is still needed to complete.  Help them reach that final goal by making a donation to the Building Fund….  Large, or small…any amount will be greatly appreciated.  The easiest way to donate is to go to the website at www.fkspca.org and then go from there.  Or, you can send donations to the Florida Keys SPCA at 5230 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040.  If you live in KW or nearby, call Jane Dawkins at 305-295-0605 or email her at jane@fkspca.org … to arrange for a tour of the new facility.

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

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

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

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

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

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU….The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine last week is now fully recoverd.

 

HAPPY FEB.13…BIRTHDAY TO…NANCY MOULTON… ABBY MOORE…SHELDON DAVIDSON…MARTY STONELY… CHRIS TANNER … LIZ KERN …

LIBBY YORK & BOBBY NESBITT AT BERLINS, FEB.13,20,27… This fab duo performs from 7 to 10 pm at 700 Front St….at A & B Lobster House…. Great venue!!!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES….FEB.13,14,15,16,22,23….The fab Dave performs Wed. thru Sat. every week at 8:30 –midnight at 700 Duval St… He rocks the place!!!!!

AT THE GARDENS, FEB.13,20,27… Megan Clay is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.13…….8:30-11:30 pm….It is Ladies Night at Little Room!  Cara Caplan Quartet….821 Duval…Now a full bar and food too!

LATEDA, FEB.13…. Ronnie Lovely in the Lounge at 8:30 pm. Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.13,20,27 Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

VINO’S WINE BINGO…FEB. 13….7:30-9:30 pm….810 Duval St.  $1 per crd…

FOSTER PARENT TRAINING….….Wesley House is seeking families interested in providing a home to children who are in the foster care system.  Classes started on Jan. 30….  For registration and info call Megan Burgess at 305-809-5020.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.13….Jeff Clark at noon to 5 pm….Raven Cooper at 6:30-11 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.13,20,27…. Din Allen performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

AUTHOR TALK ON FEB. 13….Free lecture at the KW Library, 700 Fleming St… Elizabeth Meade Howard will discuss her book,..”Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well.”  6 pm…

GREEN PARROT, FEB.13…John Kadlecik at 9  and 11 pm….

ANNE MCKEE FINE ART AUCTION, FEB. 13…. At the Studios, 533 Eaton St….doors open at 6:30 pm and auction starts at 7….$25 general admission and $50 VIP admission….tix at the door and at www.mckeefund.org

LITTLE RIVER BAND, ON FEB. 13…. At 8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre… get tix at www.keystix.com.

AT KEY WEST LIBRARY, FEB. 20…. Free lecture by author Katrin Schumann who will discuss her debut novel, “The Forgotten Hours”….6 pm at 700 Fleming St….

SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY, FEB. 20….7:30 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre…. Go to www.keystix.com. Featured will be Moncayo, Nielsen, and Rachmaninov, with Natasha Peremski at the piano….

VIV WINE BAR, FEB. 27….Polish & French Duo.. 6 pm….$90 per person…includes tax & tip….wine pairing…300 Petronia St…..#2Dress in Polish or French attire….call 305-998-9555.       

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

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

 

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FEB. 14 BIRTHDAY TO….MARY ANN WORTH … NORMA GILMORE …CARL McMACKIN … CATHY WEBSTER …LINDA HULLIGAN … ALAN VAN WIEREN …ATHANASIOS PROTOPSALTIS….. (Please remember LOIS KLINE….Marina Mosher and Jeannette Donnellan.)                                                                          HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. KATE REGAN & KEN SILVERMAN …BEVERLY & BOB ARNOLD …MELODY COOPER & DAN SIMPSON….ANNE & DAVE REIN … MAJ JOHNSON & TODD KLEM…. ALISON & ANDY WEIMER ….

FARMER’S MARKET EVERY THURSDAY, FEB.14,21,28….At Bayview Park…. Lots of great produce, flowers, crafts, etc.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.14…. Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…,…. 6:30-11:30 pm, Island Time Duo….

AT THE GARDENS,FEB.14,21,28… Jimmy Olson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB … FEB. 14…. The Peter Diamond Trio…. 8:00-11:30 pm… now a full bar and food too!!!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.14…Turner Harrison performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

GRAND VIN, FEB. 15…. In a NY state of Wine…..6 to 8 pm….1107 Duval St….free tasting and discounts on featured wines.

THE GREEN PARROT, FEB. 14….Bea Bea Banda at 5:30….Flow Tribe at 9 and 11 pm.

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP…FEB.14,15,16…. Top notch Local and National Comics will have you howling all night long… I know, we have become groupies!….$10 IN ADVANCE AND $15 AT THE DOOR….Every Thurs and Friday…. 1128 Simonton St.  Note that online, make sure you print the word LOCAL to get a great Local’s Discount.   Matt Fernandez performs on Feb. 14 & 15….  Jimmy Dunn performs on Feb. 16….ALL are hilarious and well-known comedians you do not want to miss.

LATEDA, FEB.14……3 SUM entertains at 8:30 pm…in the Lounge! …Christopher Peterson is in the Crystal Room at 9 pm…

TAVERN N TOWN FEB.14,21,28…. Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas perform from 5 to 9 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB. 14,15,16… Gabriel Donohue at 5 pm….Caffeine Carl & either the Buzz or Friends 9 pm.

AT THE TROPIC…. FEB. 14…. Come to the sing-a-long of the movie, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS… Costumes encouraged!  8 pm…. $20 and $18 for members…. 416 Eaton St.  Come to have FUN!!!!!

EXHIBIT AT THE STUDIOS, thru month of FEB.…..’Blind Spots..Modern Day Slavery Exposed’…. Opening from 6 to 8 pm at 533 Eaton St. XOJ Gallery…..project is developed by Erika Biddle…. This exhibit encourages action against human trafficking and child exploitation…. A problem that the Keys have faced, incredulously… it is a problem that has remained out of the public eye and it should be addressed and dealt with.…. Thru the month of Feb.

CURRY MANSION 36TH ANNUAL WESLEY HOUSE VALENTINE’S GALA.. FEB. 14… 6 pm at the Curry Mansion at 511 Caroline St…Food and drink and various ticket options … go to www.kesytix.com for further details and registration.  Music by Howard Livingston and the MM 24 Band….

BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO IN CONCERT, FEB. 14… At the Studios at 7 pm….a special Valentine’s Day concert featuring richly romantic songs…. 533 Eaton St…

LOS LOBOS AT KW THEATER, FEB.14….two shows, at 6:30 and 9:30 pm….512 Eaton St….. get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.

STUDIOS ‘STARLIGHT BALL’ GALA….FEB. 21…. AT 533 Eaton St…. Wear your star-studded glittering best duds….. get tix at www.tskw.org.  Great food and open bar!  And dancing too!  7 to 10 pm!!!

PRIME STEAKHOUSE ARVID WINE PAIRING… FEB. 21….6 pm…. $145 per person plus 7.5% tax and 20% gratuity….951 Caroline St…..menu and wine pairing…call 305-292-9339 for details and to reserve.

STONE SOUP GALLERY, FEB. 21….Opening Reception for J.H. Allen…uses art medium of fresco….5 to 8 pm…802 White St….

****‘YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN’ OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, FEB.28….Mel Brooks’ wrote this hit musical comedy based on the hilarious film classic!  Director, Tom Thayer…set design by Michael Boyer…. Cast is Alan Gillespie, Ross Pipkin, Jeffrey Harwell, Kristen Michelle, Marjorie Paul-Shook, John McDonald, Dillon Feldman, Devante Mills, Mathias Maloff, Braeden Garret, Jack Agnew, Bell Jampol, Jacki Madejski, and Halley Daigle….  Musical director is Michael Fauss… choreography by Peny Leto…. Stage Mgr., Trish Manley….Lower priced preview nights are Feb. 26 & 27…..Get tix now at www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.    

 

HAPPY FEB. 15 BIRTHDAY TO….CAROL TEDESCO …. ANDREW GONZALEZ….    (Please remember Larry Harvey & Alan Ferguson.)

THE PEDESTRIAN MALL BEGINS THIS WEEKEND, FEB.15,16,17… I am so excited that at long last, Key West will be opening the Pedestrian Mall on Duval St…From 5 pm to Midnight on Fri., Sat., and Sun., the 500, 600 and 700 blocks of Duval will become a Pedestrian-Only walkway…that’s Fleming St. all the way to Petronia St….The pilot program will continue each weekend thereafter, every Friday and Saturday night from 5-12 thru April 26 & 27… that’s 23 nights, 11 weekends the rest of Feb. and all thru April!  Yay!!!!!  There will be a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Fri., the 15th at 6 pm on Duval St. on the 500 block near La Trattoria..Mayor Teri Johnston , the Commissioners , your neighbors and visitors will be there to celebrate this momentous occasion!

***WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE WILD WILD WEST GALA, MARCH 8….Howdy do, Pardner?  You best be fixin’ to join us at the Armory on White St. for a rootin’tootin’ grand ole time at the Waterfront Playhouse Gala…. Delish Vittles served by the Iron Chefs… and a hot diggity dog diggity, OPEN BAR…., and entertainment that’ll make you wanna mosey on to dance with your favorite sweetie, and swing her around the floor…Plus…. A hog wild Silent Auction that will make you call ‘SOOOOIE!!!’ all night long!!!  Get tix atwww.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets!  Get your Cowpoke duds together and get ready to have a Grand ole time at this sure to be fantastic event!!!!  Y’all come down to the best ho-down ever!!!!!

HEADS UP ON JERRY DOWNS NEW GIG…FEB. 22…Aqua Idol 2018 Winner for the Waterfront Playhouse, Jerry Downs, will be performing his classic rock and roll hits at the VFW….2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd… corner of Roosevelt and 4th St. 6:30-9:30 pm… Every Friday night,  JERRY D will be the dude’s new name!!!!  Good food & drink at reasonable prices….Half price on drinks from 8 to 10 pm….dinner served until 8 pm every day….Good music and a support for our Veterans…. New grand opening on Feb. 16…

MARY POPPINS JR. ON FEB. 15 & 16….Keys Kids Jr. and the Bahama Village Music program present MARY POPPINS….7:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 15 and at 2 pm and 7:30 on Feb. 16….at Key West High School….2100 Flagler Ave….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.15,22,…. Michael Robinson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… with Eric Haley singing too!

BRIA ANSARA AT BERLINS, FEB.15,22…The wonderful Bria sings from 7 to 10 pm at Berlin’s at A & B Lobster House….

CUBAN ART EXHIBIT AT THE GATO BLDG, THRU MAY 3 ….featuring artwork by more than 40 prominent Cuban artists…. At 1100 Simonton St.l.. free parking…will be on display thru May 3.  This is a very unique opportunity to see this marvelous collection.

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB. 15,22…. It’s the DENIS HYLAND QUARTET….he finest jazz players are joined by DENIS who sings his heart out….8:00-11:30 pm…. Now a full bar and food served too!!!

AMERICAN LEGION STARS CHUCK FOX…. FEB.15,22….Chuck Fox performs from 7 to 11 pm at the American Legion on Stock Island!!!  He is also singing for Aqua Idol and he is TERIFIC!!!!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.15,22…. Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge.

BURLESQUE ON FEB.15,22… Every Friday night at Aqua Sidebar, 504 Angela St.  10 pm ….Backroom Burlesque featuring local and touring stars!  Doors open at 9:30 pm….

GREEN PARROT, FEB.15…..Flow Tribe at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

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

LATEDA, FEB.15,…3 Sum at 8:30 pm….Randy Roberts is at 9 pm in the Crystal Room….

HOG’S BREATH, FEB. 15&16…Noon, Kenny Fradley…. 4:30 pm, Dennis McCaughey ….9 pm, Myles Mancuso….

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.15&16…Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….Fuel On Fire Band 6:30-11:30 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.15….Joe the Show from 1 to 5 pm…Mike Naughton performs from 5:30-9:30 pm.

THE FRINGE PRESENTS, “ THE PIANO LESSON” FEB. 15 &16 ONLY….At 7 pm at the Frederick Douglass Center, 111 Olivia St….For tix go to www.fringetheater.org.  This is a reading of the August Wilson play, in honor of Black History Month….direicted by Wilhelmina Lopez Martin… featuring Clayton Lopez, Richard Quint, Gil Parker, Jerry Butler, Joan Leggett, Detra Dor, and Glenwood Lopez…and Coffee Butler at the piano.  Get tix at www.fringetheater.org or call 305-731-0581. 

KEY WEST HOME TOUR ON FEB. 15 & 16….for tix and information please go to www.keywesthometours.com.

GRACE ON FRANCES…FEB.22….join GRACE for champagne and Hors d’oeuvres while enjoying Susan Sugar’s ‘Coming Of Spring’ exhibit, dedicated to the memory of David Wolkowsky….5 to 8 pm at 600 Frances….

ARVID WINE TASTING ON FEB. 22… at Vinos on Duval….8 pm… 601 Duval St….

CUSTOM HOUSE OPENING, FEB. 22..  Artist Paul Arsenault’s works, with reception from 6 to 7 pm….at 281 Front St….         

 

HAPPY FEB.16 BIRTHDAY TO…SHIRLEY FREEMAN … LANCE TAYLOR … QUEEN KATHLEEN GREER … DONALD SCHIFF…PHIL SHELDON… (Please remember Fred Stevens.)

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.16,23,…. Jimmy Olson is at the pianofrom 5 to 7 pm….526 Angela St.

VFW GRAND RE-OPENING, FEB.16….Treble Hooks Island Grill House…. Post 3911….3 to 11 pm…. Fab food, drink specials, music.. At 4 pm, there will be a welcome & thank you ceremony followed by a celebration of life in memory of Timmy Tribou and Dennis Chandler….  2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

KEY WEST WALKING TOURS, FEB.16,25….Every Saturday at the KW Library…. 700 Fleming St…. Meet there… tours are at two times…10 am and 4:30 pm…. Call 305-293-9291 to reserve.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… FEB.16…..It’s the fab Coffee Butler and Company…. 8 pm…no doubt Cliff Sawyer will be there….always a happening when Coffee performs!    

LATEDA, FEB.16…3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge…Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm…

A BURLESQUE TRIBUTE TO QUEEN, FEB.16 &23…..8 PM AT Sidebar at Aqua on 504 Angela St.  Tatah DuJour has done it again… pulled out a great unique show…song, dance and glamour that should not be missed.  Tix are $25 or $35.       

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… FEB. 16….It is COFFEE BUTLER…Key West Legend… performing from 8:30-11:30 pm at 821 Duval St…. A FULL bar and food too!   See Coffee and his musical guests!  We were there to enjoy Coffee on Feb. 2 and the place was hopping!  What a thrill it is to see KW Legend, Coffee Butler…at age 90… at the piano and singing…. Happy as a clam….and the adoring audience with huge smiles on their faces.  He was joined by the also charismatic and amazing, Cliff Sawyer who is smooth as silk.  WE are all hoping that Coffee will be able to be there every Saturday night….. at 90, it is up to him and how he feels…. But it is quite something to see how he comes alive when he is at the piano, doing what he loves… entertaining… like he was young once more!!!  Love it!

IBERIA…THE EXCITING WINES OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL, FEB. 16 & 17…2 to 4 pm at The Studios, 533 Eaton St….$40 for non members and $35 for members….$70 for non members and $60 for members attending both days….2 day seminar with Candela M. Prol, certified wine educator….different wines sampled each day.

GREEN PARROT, FEB. 16,17….Xperimento at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm. 

CEMETERY STROLL, FEB.23 & MARCH 13….Three tours at 9:30, 9:50 and 10:10 am… reservations are necessary….call 305-304-1453.   Tour is about 90 minutes.  $20 donation … cash or check for Historic Florida Keys Foundation…. Go to cemetery restoration….enter at either Windsor or Frances St. gate and go to the registration table on 2nd Ave.  Other stroll will be on Feb. 23 and March 13.

DYNAMIC DUO AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB, FEB.16,23,… From 5:30-8 pm, the Dynamic Duo, Eric Swanson and Gerianne Ditto… will present Showstoppers and Disney Sing a Long at the Aqua Side Bar, at 504 Angela St…..

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.16… James King III from 5 to 7 pm… piano time!

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…FEB.16… Nick Norman from 12:30-4:30 pm….Tony Baltimore from 6 to 10 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.16… Mike Emerson  is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. Bobby Nesbitt will be there on Feb. 23….

COMEDY KEY WEST, FEB. 16….Boston comedian, Tom Dustin, performs his great stand up act at 1128 Simonton St…the BottleCap….he is hilarious!!!   Showtime is 8:30…locals warm you up before the headliner…..  Tix are discounted for locals online…. Make sure you type in LOCAL….

AT KEY WEST THEATER, FEB.16…Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours…. A unique blend of music and humor and a hilarious slide show….. 8 pm at 512 Eaton St. 

GARDENFEST ON FEB. 16 & 17….At Tropical Forest & Botanic Garden on Stock Island…. Sale of rare plants….arts and crafts….10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 3 pm on Suunday….children’s activities and live music….. for info go to www.keywest.garden

PRESIDENTIAL EVENT ON FEB. 16… At the Little White House…the 8th Annual Presidential Family Forum….4 to 6 pm…. Panel is Clifton Truman Daniel…May Jean Eisenhower…. Susan Ford Bales… and Jack Massey McKinley.  Speak and interact with presidential relatives.  Members $35 and Non-Members, $40.

FAREWELL SEND OFF FOR PHYLLIS SANGODREN…FEB. 23….There will be a ‘farewell’ party for  Phyllis who is leaving KW after living here 40 years.  It will be from 4 to 10 pm, at the Sands Center at 1010 Emma St. in Old Town.  There will be dancing, singing, music, food, etc….If you would like to bring a dish to share, please do, plus whatever you would like to gift Phyllis with.

MYSTICK KREW OF KEY WEST, 4TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS BAL MASQUE, FEB. 23 … 7:30 PM TILL MIDNIGHT AT KEY WEST Amphitheater…. Entertainment, dining, dancing, prancing, open bar….Masks required… with exotic costuming or formal wear.  Members $120 per person… Guests… $150 per person….  RSVP to http://squareup.com/store/kreweofkeywest

STAYIN ALIVE…BEE GEES TRIBUTE, FEB. 23… One night only at Tennessee Williams Theatre at 8 pm…. Get tix at www.keystix.com.  See you there!!!         

 

HAPPY FEB.17 BIRTHDAY TO…JIM HALL ….KATHEY FATICA …ANDREW FLORIO …. MARY O’SHEA…. (Please remember Rosalie Zito… Kayla Tollen….Leon Williams.)

OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE, FEB.17….Tony Novella, will perform this week …….9 am to 11 am….Located at 600 Eaton St….next to the United Methodist Church …. great coffee, conversation, and soulful sounds on Sunday morning.  Listen, learn and start your week in a good way!!!

JAZZ BRUNCH AT HARD ROCK…TERRI & LARRY….FEB.17,24…. 11 TO 1 PM… AT 313 Duval St. ….Only Sunday Jazz Brunch in Key West…..

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB.17….5 pm,  Andy Wescott & the Local Boys.. 9 pm.

JAZZ AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.17…. It is Skipper Kripitz and Friends from 5 to 7:30 pm.  On Feb. 24, it’s TERRI WHITE and Freiends….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… FEB. 17….Barry Cuda & the Sharks..…. 8:30-11:30 pm … at 821 Duval St…. FULL bar now and food too!!!

YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, FEB. 17….This CO based bluegrass band will be at the San Carlos for a one night only show at 9:30 pm….Produced by COAST….Opening act is at 8 pm….Handmade Moments out of Fayetteville, ARK….Get tix at 803 Whitehead St. or go online to http://www.coastprojects.com/store

DYNAMIC DUO AT AQUA MAIN STAGE…. FEB.17,24…..From 5 to 7 pm, Eric Swanson and Gerianne Ditto perform Broadway Disney Live and Karaoke Sing-a-long from 5 to 7:30 pm…. 711 Duval St.    

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…FEB.17… Joe the Show from 12:30-4:30 pm… Chris Thomas from 5:30-9:30 PM. pm.….

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.17&24… Michael McCloud noon to 5 pm….. 6:30-11:00 pm…Last Mango Duo….

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.17,24….Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

THE GREEN PARROT….FEB. 17… Mike Emerson and Jazz noon to 5 pm…. Tony Baltimore at 5:30 pm…

LATEDA, FEB.17,24…. Tea Dance at 4 pm….3 Sum at 8:30 pm…

IMPROMPTU CONCERT ON FEB.17….The Camerata Ensemble will perform at 4 pm at St. Paul’s Church…..group is composed of members of Amsterdam’s renowned Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  This small group has performed all over the world and have made five highly regarded albums.  $20 to attend… at the door. In advance go to www.keystix.com

THE SUNDAY RAMBLE ON FEB. 17… At the Key West Theater..original music by Ericson Holt, Claire Finley, Randy Morrow, Michelle Dravis, Rick Fusco, Kristen McNamara, Joel Nelson, Oren Polek and Marjory Lee.  8 pm at 512 Eaton St.

RED BARN REGGAE GALA, FEB. 24….Celebrating 39 years of professional theatre …  6 to 9 pm at the Oldest House, 322 Duval St….Catered by Iron Chefs, open  bar… …wine by UVA, music by HOB Steel Drum Band and Chris Case…. $125 per person.. get tix online at www.redbarntheatre.com or call 305-296-9911.

TROPIC CINEMA OSCAR GALA FUNDRAISER, FEB. 24….Host is Landon Bradbary.. red carpet walk starts at 6:30 pm….Oscar telecast starts at 8 pm….$45 for members… $55 for non…$125 includes a 4-course meal at Flaming Buoy…before the show….  Each ticket includes two drink vouchers…. 416 Eaton St.  Go to www.tropiccinema.com for reservations.

 

HAPPY FEB.18 BIRTHDAY TO…JODI WEINHOFER…NICK McBRIDE …WALLY CLARK … NORA GAVIN-SMYTH… ALEKSANDER PROTOPSALTIS …HENRY CASKEY … (Please remember Gary Adkins….and…. Dottie Schwartz.)

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB NOW OPEN!!!… FEB.18….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!!!!  Larry Smith Jazz Jam…. Lots of great musicians and singers participate….great fun….reminiscent of when Larry played at The Pier House.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY SPEAKER SERIES….FEB. 18….Author Lucy Burdette aka Roberta Isleib, who writes these delicious food critic mysteries, will be the speaker at 6 pm, at Old City Hall at 510 Greene St…. FREE and open to all…

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB.18,….5 pm, Irish Singer, Gabriel Donahue….….Blue Monday and Caffeine Carl and the Buzz at 9 pm…

THE GARDENS ON FEB.18,25….It is James King III from 5 to 7 pm…..

DUELING BARTENDERS, FEB.18,25… Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St. … Ric Dery along with a special guest singer, entertain while serving drinks…. 5:30 to 8 pm… always great fun!!! Guest on Feb. 18 is Heather-Mae Potter….Guest on both Feb. 25 & March 4 is Terri White….Guest on March 11 is Bobby Nesbitt!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.18,25…. Michael Thomas entertains from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.18….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud… Island Time Duo 6:30-11:00 pm…

SMOKIN TUNA ON FEB. 18….Hey Monea at 5 pm…Blue Monday & Caffeine Carl at 9

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.18,25…. The Bahama Boys 5:30-9:30 pm

LATEDA, FEB.18,25…. Ronnie Lovely in the Lounge at 8:30 pm….Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

MOVIE AT CONGREGATION B’NAI ZION, FEB.18….7:30 pm at 750 Unite St… See the movie ‘BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY’…. This movie will fascinate and enthrall as you discover much information about this stunning actress! 

JUSTIN HAYWARD, FEB. 18… at KW Theater, 512 Eaton St…. was vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues….get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.    

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…. I give thanks for all the vocalists who will be performing tomorrow and singing their hearts out for the benefit of the Waterfront Playhouse!!!!!  I give thanks to all those who will be there tomorrow to support our singers and our Theater!!!!  Hoping to see you ALL at Aqua Nightclub tomorrow, Feb. 5 at 6:30 pm!!!!  I give extra thanks for these special persons who have touched me in a special way this week…. Jessica Miano Kruel….Kate Regan & Ken Silverman…. Billy Cartledge ….the cast of A DOLLS HOUSE….….Nancy Moulton….. Kristen & Jim Ryan … Marilyn Maye…all special angels!!!!

 

LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER….Try to be humble and wise.  Work every day as if it were your first…yet tenderly treat the lives you touch, as if they would end tonight.

Lynda

 

PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:

 

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!

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. 

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

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

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

IMPROMPTU CONCERTS TO BEGIN JANUARY 13, 2019!!!!  To find out more go to www.keywestimpromptu.org…. For schedule and to become a member!!!!

FAREWELL TO REV. LARRY HOOPER!  Just heard that Larry will be retiring.  His last service will be March 3….He and Kathy will be deeply missed!!!

LIBRARY THEME SET FOR TENN. WILLIAMS CELEBRATION…..This event runs March 6 thru April 1 at various venues in KW. For info and details go to www.kwahs.org.    

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR BEING CONFIRMED?…. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults will hold classes at the Klaus Murphy Center from 7:15-8:30 pm….  For info call 305-294-1018 or Deacon Batty at 305-797-0656. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GRIEF COUNSELING….Bereavement Meetings are available every Thursday at 7:15 pm at the Renewal Center at St. Mary’s.  All needing bereavement support are invited….for more info call VELMA CHRISTIAN at 305-294-9380….. or 305-294-1018.  You are not alone.  Note that VELMA is one of the dearest persons in all of Key West.

                                 THE AQUARIUS PERSONALITY…JAN. 21 THRU FEB. 20

 

Aquarians are totally different from every other sign….something sets them apart from everyone else.   The typical Aquarian approaches life from a very different perspective to most people.  Each Aquarian is completely original and innovative.  For a start, they are totally independent.  They follow the beat of a different drum and need to go their own way through life.  Those who try to stop them or hold them back will soon discover how useless this policy is.  If anything, it will make the Aquarian even more determined to do their own thing…and if no one else likes it, tough!  Once an Aquarian has made up their mind about something, you will go blue in the face trying to persuade them to change it….they simply are not interested.    This single-minded determination operates in every area of their life.  However, they are very hard to predict…so even if you think you know how an Aquarian will react to something, they’ll probably take you by complete surprise and do the very opposite.  This is all part of the fun of knowing an Aquarian.  The present is much more of interest to an Aquarian than the past.  They focus on the here and now rather than get caught up in what happened a week last Wednesday.  An Aquarian is light years ahead of others in their thinking.  As a result, they can seem like an iconoclast, possibly even a threat, because they have revolutionary theories or go against the tide of popular ideas.  They are extremely intelligent and very rational…they do not take an emotional approach to life. 

This is the friendliest sign of the Zodiac….they need a lot of friends…and to know they are around….though they are really only intimate with a very select group.  When it comes to love, they need to choose a lover who is also a friend.  It is hard for an Aquarian to love someone if they do not like them too.  Their partner must be intelligent and a good conversationalist.  An Aquarian must also need a partner who respects their need for independence.  They hate when someone keeps tabs on them and needs to know their every move.  They do not want to be joined at the hip with anyone.  They need the freedom to come and go as they like.  However, they do not want to give their partner the same freedom that they want for themselves!  The best signs for an Aquarian is Libra or Sagittarius…possibly an Aries and a Gemini too.

In careers an Aquarian does not want to be stuck in a dead end job.  They are attracted to charity and humanitarian work.  Being self-employed appeals to Aquarians, as they thrive on being their own boss.  They do not think anyone knows more than they do.   They do not like taking orders from anyone they feel is inferior to them.  And that’s the name of that tune!

We love our Aquarian Friends and Family Members!!!

HAPPY AQUARIAN BIRTHDAY TO….

1/21…..Lydia Waterloo… Sebrina Alfonso….Charlie Strauss…(Please remember Arvid Wegenek.)

1/22…..Heidi Seidel….Carolyn Sullivan…Claire Carroll…Cory Held…Linda Curtis…..Allen Meese…Mary Ellen Cerny … Marion Strauss…

1/23…..Mary Ann Westerlund……Alan Gillespie…..Stephen Hollinger…..Claire Finley….Amy Cleveland… Dianne Szuflada….Paul Amos…. Ankie Amos…

1/24…..Bunnie Smith…Tom Luna…Terri White…Scott Mason…..Larry Guzy ….. Sandy Abookire ….. Simon Kaufman ….. Izabella Ingram …..

1/25…..Paul Dietz…Carol MacCartee…Murphy Davis….. Sharon McCallum…..Virginia Robbins …Rick Elias ….. Judy Skoczen …….. Jim Corrigan ….. Jennie Wolf….. Catherine Vogel …..(Please remember Jerry Cash and Mary Lynn Furth.)

1/26….. Anne Lowe ….. Adam Kendrick…..

1/27…..Jimmy Olson….Stacy Stahl…Randall Lail…..Karl Junevicius…Denise Rybicki…Dan Simpson… (Please remember Rose Lopez.)

1/28…..John Padget…Mary Falconer…Helen O’Connor… Elaine Shelby ….. Ronald Clem ….. Caroline Forbis….. Jamie Haskins …..

1/29…..Melody Cooper…Stewart Andrews…Hugh Ware..Ari Miranda….Cindy Jefferson…. Linda Dunne….. (Please remember Carol Wickes…. Hugh Ware…. Pascal.)

1/30…Kate Miano…Rita Bof…. Isa & Kaito Ono….

1/31…George Kling…Sassy Tuttel…Jeanmarie Woods…..Judi Stevens ….. Shawna Lacy Wynd….. Henry Kasparovsky….. Tenaya Gutfreund…..(Please remember Greg Sergo.)

2/1…..Donald Furth…..

2/2…Sally Stevens….. Mark Buczak….. Tina Delph Ewing…. (Please remember Fr. John Weigand and Ed McBride.)

2/3…..Jim Speake….. Michael Quirk ….. Jaylin Thacker ….. Jessica Gutfreund…

2/4…Ellen Batty…Liz Young …..Bob Price…Patti McMackin…Michael Domski…..Gerri Szuter ….. Everett Watkins….. Rodney Coles….. (Please remember Lyn Bernat.)

2/5…Bruce Moore…Maureen Freedman…Maria Wevers

2/6…Michael Aaglan….Susan Server ….. Tim Karhan ….. Andrea Bauer…..(Please remember Violet Batty.)

2/7…..Roberta DePiero…John Waterloo…Ric Dery…Kerry Shelby…Janet Hetman …..( Please remember Henry Woods , Wilhelmina Harvey, and George Victory.).

2/8…..Nathan Knight…Bob Pracher….Steve Porter…Larry Rohrbaugh… Mindy Moore…Tripp Calk…

2/9….Julie Johnston…Dan Ward…Liz Leonard…Jenna Stauffer….Brooks Gasser ….. (Please remember Joe Liszka.)

2/10…..Lee McMannis…Amy Culver Aversa…Rachel Beam ….Gina Salerno……Arnold Schwartz …..Emmily Sue Smith… Anita Kuligowski ….

2/11…John Bollinger…Elaine Yaquinto…Lindsay Malboef.  (Please remember Bill Bradford.)

2/12….. Judy Blume…Susan Keiser…Ken Domanski…Chick Knight… Jim Collins….

2/13…Abby Moore…Chris Tanner…Liz Kern…Nancy Moulton…Sheldon Davidson…Marty Stonely…..

2/14…Carl McMackin…Cathy Webster…Mary Ann Worth…Norma Gilmore…Linda Hulligan …..Alan Van Wieren… Athanasios Protopsaltis….. … (Please remember Lois Kline and Marina Mosher.)  Happy Valentine’s Day to all my special Sweethearts!!!!!!  You know who you are!!!!

2/15….Carol Tedesco…Andrew Gonzalez

2/16…Shirley Freeman…..Queen Kathleen Greer…Arlene Doty…Phil Sheldon… Lance Taylor ….Donald Schiff…

2/17….Jim Hall…Andrew Florio ….Kathey Fatica…..Mary O’Shea…(Please remember Rosalie Zito…. Kayla Tollen….and… Leon Williams!)

2/18…Jodi Weinhofer…Wally Clark…Nicholas McBride…..Henry Caskey …..Nora Gavin-Smyth …..Aleksander Protopsaltis…(Please remember Gary Adkins and Dottie Schwartz.))

2/19…..Ken Silverman…..Joe Clerico…Anthony Picone…Dave Moore…Shawn Montgomery ….. Brian Hall ….. Nancy Holland…. Nancy Hrach Yehyawi….. Martha Dooley…..Juanita Huber…..

HAPPY AQUARIAN ANNIVERASARY TO….

1/22…..Johnny & Audrey Pollizi….

1/23…..Jeanna & Javier Garrido…..Ankioe & Paul Amos…..

1/26… Joe & Martha Dooley

1/27….Barry Philipson & Will Nethaway

2/1…Elmira & Darold Leto….…..

2/2…..Basia & Greg Chaplin….

2/5…..Jim Argoudelis & Dan Ward….

2/10….. Sophie & Trevor De Vooght

2/12…..Rex Welton & Brad….. Fred & Diane Covan…. Denis Hyland & Wayne Larue Smith…

2/14…..Melody Cooper & Dan Simpson…..Maj Johnson & Todd Klem…. Kate Regan & Ken Silverman … Anne & Dave Rein …Alison & Andy Weimer …..Anne Marie & Jack Flood… Bev & Bob Arnold…..

2/15…. Please remember Larry Harvey & Alan Furguson….

If you are one of those unique Aquarians and the description above pertains to you in any way, please let me know.  Also, if you are not on the Birthday & Anniversary Lists and want to be, please send me your month and day  to  kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will add you to the list.  Being on the lists has its privileges….I make sure of that!  I can’t tell you how many times people tell me that I am the only person to remember their birthday year after year.  It is a good feeling and so easy to reach out on someone’s special day!  It is all about community building and caring for those we know and love.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone above mentioned!!!

Love,

Lynda

 


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