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Friday, April 23, 2021


APRIL 23 through MAY 7,  2021… IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA….

DEAR READERS…Truly… with the ability to get the COVID-19 Vaccine, I am very optimistic and hopeful that our world will be moving in the right direction and that wonderful possibilities are just around the corner!  I am sending this blog out to cover the next few weeks of activity.  It is that time of year when many are getting ready to head for their summer homes, hither and yon.  We are planning to leave soon after May 22….always a bittersweet time….but thankfully we leave our beloved Key West for dear Rose Cottage at Chippewa Lake, Ohio….all good…we are blessed to live in two homes and towns we love!

BOB!!!!…. Bob came through pretty well with his second hernia surgery on April 7.   Please continue to keep him in your thoughts … and if you care to, send him well wishes at 330 Caroline St. or text or call him at 305-304-2584… or email him at 
rfrechette@bellsouth.net.  Big thanks. 
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FRIDAY…..
HAPPY APRIL 23 BIRTHDAY TO…STEPHEN KITSAKOS ….TONY KONRATH….LINDA CRUZ….GUY DE BOER…. BILL LANE….GREG COLLINS …..(We remember Nidia Borders…. and …. Sam Stevens.)

HAPPY APRIL 30 BIRTHDAY TO….DENISE GANT…. SERGE GERASS….KATHRYN LYNN PRICE …. CHRISTOPHER CRESPO … DEBRA BAUM …DANNY CARTER….. (Please remember Dick Walsh.)

HAPPY MAY 7 BIRTHDAY TO…..QUEEN GINGER KING… MICHAEL NAUGHTON….MARYANN STANKY … CHRISTIAN MONZON …. DAN STAGER …. PHILLIP LEILE…. CHARLES BRADFORD….SR. JEANNE SNYDER.
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YOU  ARE INVITED TO THE ……
**BIG FREE ‘REVEAL PARTY’ AT THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!!  APRIL 23…..You are invited to attend this always popular FREE event LIVE…. at The Waterfront Playhouse at 6 pm….Artistic Director  Tom Thayer, along with Board President, Christopher Elwell, will  announce the Fabulous Lineup planned for 2021-22!!!  Outdoors (unless it rains)….Beverages and Refreshments will be served……. Be among the FIRST to know about the exciting season….all the shows, plays, musicals, revues, and activities to look forward to.  Memberships will also be available!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

**NEW FABULOUS FLORAL SHOP IN TOWN!!!!! ……CONGRATS TO DAN WARD & JIM ARGOUDELIS!!!!  …These two truly wonderful friends recently opened a divine new Floral Shop, called DAN’S FLORAL & GIFT BASKETS……It is located at 605 Simonton St….. Dan’s work is unique and fabulous…. like Dan!!!!  The website is 
www.dansfloralkeywest.com.   We wish them a blooming success!!!!!!    Shop will be open 9 to 5 pm, Monday thru Friday…. 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday…. Closed Sunday.  Phone: 305-396-7007.  

***FLORIDA VACCINES…..It has NEVER been easier to schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine.   One thing I am passionate about is getting vaccinated.  The sooner everyone gets vaccinated the sooner we can all meet without masks and lead  a life of relative normalcy again.    Florida residents may visit 
www.myvaccine.fl.gov to register and schedule their own appointment for the vaccine.  Patients will see a list of state supported sites from which to choose appointments.  If no appt. is available nearby, patients will be notified as a new locale opens.  Many of our local Pharmacies are giving the FREE Vaccine even as a walk-in. Whatta deal!!!!   You can also call 833-540-2032 or 833-476-1038.  At this point sites in Monroe County are administering the Moderna vaccine, authorized for those 16 and Up.  You can also visit www.monroe.flhealth.gov/vax. ; Before long children will be getting them so that they can all go back to school in person next September!  If you know of any other way that we can get back to normal, please let me know!  I hate to be preachy, but I can’t help myself….By our getting vaccinated I am helping you and you are helping me!   By getting vaccinated I cannot get the virus and cannot give other people the virus.  I  know I couldn’t live with myself if I inadvertently contracted the virus and then passed it on to someone else and they got very ill or died because of my negligence to get the vaccine.  Could you?  So…please listen to the scientists and get that vaccine!  Thank you!  For all those who are on the fence about getting vaccinated….. I respect your thoughts,  ….But…because I love you…. I implore you that you please highly consider the big V… AND ENCOURAGE EVERYONE YOU KNOW also!!!!

UPDATE ON CRUISE SHIPS…..FOR ALL THOSE INTERESTED…..
PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP!!!!!   Along with getting Vaccinated, I am also passionate about Cleaner, Safer, Smaller Ships!!!!!   I applaud our wonderful Team of  19 Cavaliers who recently flew a chartered plane to Tallahassee to present Live Testimony to the Legislature and those who are trying desperately to overthrow the voice and the vote of the People of Key West.  We truly are like the little Mouse that Roared…. fighting those who don’t give a hoot and a holler about what the People in Key West want and voted for….. but are trying to take away Home Rule from our Town after being in use for some 200 years.  It is Obscene!  This overturn benefits only a very few.  They are perpetrating the BIG LIE that we, the little folk, who love our town and our Ocean…. and want to keep it safe and clean…. They accuse  the residents of KW with being ‘the ones with big bucks’..  claiming that we don’t want the Mega Cruise Ships because we are elitist and don’t want the ‘wrong kind of people’ visiting our Island.  Just the opposite is true…. THEY are the deep-pocketed people who are crazed that they won’t be gaining enough dollars from smaller, safer, cleaner ships.  We LOVE our tourists……ALL tourists…. Most of us are here in KW because we were once tourists and fell in love with this Island.   We also love the Naysayers in spite of their false accusations…..The naysayers and state legislatures say “It is not right for 10,000 some voters in Key West to put limits on cruise ships…. but isn’t it ironic, that 160 state legislatures think it is perfectly OK to tell these 10,000+ voters of Key West that we can’t limit the SIZE of the Cruise Ships?  It is NOT cruise ship passengers who are unworthy of visiting  Key West at all.. …. it is the the large, environmentally damaging, unclean, unsafe, Mega Ships that are unworthy of coming ….to  do damage to our reefs, our water, our air, fragile eco-system…. and THEY KNOW IT, but are trying all their tricks to make it seem that we are wrong and they are right… that they are suffering financially.    If you watched our brave and caring representatives from Key West go up to the podium one by one to express what we are all fighting for…. I was never prouder of our Town.  Thanks to all the fishermen who lost work by flying to Tallahassee… to Arlo and Evan Haskell … so eloquent and sincere…. the Benson Brothers… Kate Miano, Rita Troxel, Tony Yaniz…. the list goes on and on…. All people who were constantly interrupted by the moderator who gave our group little respect.  (We know where her vote lie)….And after hearing our plea they still voted to move the bill forward.  UNBELIEVABLE!!!!  
SO NOW WHAT HAPPENS?   
Following the Monroe County Commission’s Unanimous Vote to support the referendums passed by Key West voters and an Endorsement from the Editorial Board of the Miami Herald, a coalition of 24 leading environmental organizations and Florida Key’s Property Owners’ Associations have published an open letter to Governor Ron DeSantis, calling on him to help stop legislation that would overturn the vote and force Key West to accept larger cruise ships.   My concern is whose voice will the Governor listen to?  The Citizens who made their voices heard loud and clear by voting for Safer, Cleaner, Smaller Ships…. or the persons who seem to have only their self-interests at heart.  Will Home Rule prevail?   We are praying that  DeSantis will be able to evaluate fact from fiction…. that he will see  what the people of Key West want and voted for…. and see there are but a few people who stand to gain from reversing the vote.  I urge YOU to send letters to Governor DeSantis.  Tell him the truth… the REAL facts….Send these letters to him at: Gov. Ronald DeSantis…The Capitol…. 400 S. Monroe St….Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001.  Or email him at 
governorron.desantis@eog.myflorida.com.  Phone him at 860-717-9337.  THE PEOPLE OF KEY WEST ARE WATCHING…. THE WORLD IS WATCHING … What is going on is unconscionable…… It is SO apparent and obvious what the NAYSAYERS  are doing…it is so wrong!   I am hoping and praying that justice will be served and that our vote will not be overturned and David will beat Goliath!  I am praying that those who have not been on the side of the people of Key West and who may have once claimed they are environmentalists, realize that they still are….You know that the real Treasure of Key West, (besides the residents who live here)… is the Ocean surrounding us!!!   We need it clean, safe, and guarded…We have this  opportunity to do what is right….and how we can to protect it… PLEASE drop this bill and tear it into a million pieces….Side with the Key West Residents !  Please!

BE A RADIO STAR…AT THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!!……The Radio shows that have been presented by the Playhouse cost about $2,000 each to produce…. this pays the actors, and crew.  Can you consider being a Radio Star… by making a contribution to the Radio Shows?  For $500 or more your name will be added to their roster of Radio Stars.   Please help the Waterfront by going to 
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015.   You can send checks to Waterfront Playhouse at Box 724, Key West, FL 33041.  Thank YOU!  Depending on funding the Waterfront is hoping to present one radio show a month.   

WE HAVE LOST  SOME SPECIAL PEOPLE… Since my last blog, I am very saddened to announce the loss of these shining stars… people who touched our lives in many ways….. They are:  HOLLY CMIEL whom we know as HOLLY DIAMOND, Peter’s wonderful partner in life.   Also passing are two former residents of Key West….author and journalist, MARK HOWELL, and BASIL MARKOW, husband of Roberta.  And I lost two high school friends, Tess Corolan and Ken Wisniewski. ….. and a great friend from my Lake Forest Years, Jacqui Blatchford.  We will remember these wonderful people who touched our lives and who will always hold a special place in our hearts

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL…APRIL 23,30 ….MAY 7, 14,21,28……From 5 to 7 pm, classical guitarist, Matteo Jampol will play for your listening pleasure.  Outside seating only…enter from lobby and exit thru garden….Masks required and social distancing enforced.  Bar staff will take orders at your table.  526 Angela St.

LITERARY WALKING TOURS ARE BACK….MARCH 26, APRIL 2, 9,16,23,30….Conducted every Friday at 4:30 pm.  90 minute walking tours illuminates the stories of writers who have called Key West home.  Tours limited to 6 at a time for the time being.  Masks required.  Tours begin at the Library at 700 Fleming St.  $30 per person. Go to 
www.keywestfloridaweekly.com or www.lonelyplanet.com.  Very informative.  Also on Sunday.

WE BID ADIEU TO CINDY CAMERON….  Our long-time friend, Cindy Cameron, is on to new exciting horizons.  She sold her home in Big Pine Key and has moved to Mt. Dora, Florida.  We met Cindy and her late husband, Jim, some 22 years ago as we were all big Bobby Nesbitt Fans.  Those were golden years as we first gathered around Bobby’s piano at the Pier House, and then the Roof Top Cafe, the Casa Marina, Kwest, and now Tavern n Town!    Let me know if you would like her new home address.   

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES!!!!! APRIL 23,24,30……. IT’S BOOTLE TIME!!!!  The fab Dave Bootle entertains from Wed. thru Saturday every week outdoors at Mangoes Restaurant and Bar starting at 9 pm… sometimes at 8:30 …  He will play and sing all your fave tunes while your dance the night away.  (This month Dave performs Wednesday to Saturday every single week, and aren’t we lucky!)   He performs behind plexiglass and guidelines are enforced.  Dancing with masked is the rule!!!  (And what fun it is when Anne Redmiles shows up and does some dynamite duets with Dave!!!)TAVERN N TOWN……. APRIL 23,30, MAY 7,14,21,28……MIKE EMERSON PERFORMS from 5 to 9 pm…in the lounge… behind plexiglass!

TAVERN N TOWN….Note that the Chicken Walk, the outdoor restaurant at Beachside Marriott, serves Lunch daily……  3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  Also, TAVERN N TOWN has brought back Free Birthday Dinners for Locals along with a LOCAL  ID!!!!  Drinks are two for one from 5-7…. and Locals get 15%  off their tab.  This fine establishment is always looking after their Locals!!!  Big thanks to Robert Spottswood, David Talpasz,  Phillip Spottswood,  Denis Lebedev, Alan Beubien,…Cristina Gospodinov… Bartender George and all the super servers!!!!!!  The entertainers are all wonderful and perform safely behind plexiglass…wearing masks… We have been there and felt VERY SAFE and well taken care of…. Those who do not adhere to the rules are ushered out. We have been privy to this!

DENIS LEBEDEV…. Dear Denis, suave and debonair manager from Tavern n Town, is about to embark on a new career. April 30 is his last day at Tavern N Town.  He and his partner are opening a new Breakfast/Lunch Restaurant on Fleming St., a couple doors away from Thirsty Mermaid.  We love Denis and wish him much success!!!!  MORE info to follow!!!!

PAT WEST AND CHIP ALLEN…. This dynamic duo have been in Key West for a short time, and it was great seeing them again!   We met them at Tavern ‘n Town last night, and listened to the great duo of Bobby Nesbitt and Carmen Rodriguez .  Afterward, Pat, Chip and Bob and I went to a super new restaurant, Bel Mare where the Commodore used to be.  What a terrific eve.    (Must add, that we sure do miss The Keys Piano Bar, the super spot that Pat and Chip used to run in KW, don’t we?)

COMEDY KEY WEST LIVES ON.. First of all I want to congratulate Comedy Club Founder,  Joe Madaus in establishing the Comedy Club at a great new location.  It is at 218 Whitehead St. (across from Audubon House Gift Shop)….. This is the ONLY Comedy Club in the Keys and it is a great one!   Only 50 tix sold per show.  Get tix by going online to 
www.comedykeywest.com…. or call 305-985-7370.  Masks and Social Distancing enforced…. Food, along with… wine, beer and soft drinks are served.  We have attended the Comedy Club several times and were greatly entertained and had a wonderful evening.  Also, we were pleasantly surprised to see Nathan Knight there who is now one of the co-owners of the Club!  Great news….Nathan is adorable!  Also… just found out that Joe is now a married man to his wife, Lucie!!!!  (who also works at the Club)… Congratulations!

COMEDY KEY WEST ON … APRIL 23 AND 24.. … Ron Feingold performs….He will have you rolling in the aisles!!!  Get tix at 
www.comedykeywest.com….  Show at 8 pm.  MAY 6, 7 AND 8…. The hilarious Lynne Koplitz performs at 8 pm at 218 Whitehead St…. a regular at Comedy Cellar in NYC…. 8 pm show….

BILL MELCHIOR PERFORMS AT AMERICAN LEGION…. APRIL 23,30, MAY  7,14, and last day is 21……. Wonderful vocalist and former Aqua Idol Winner, BiLL MELCHIOR entertains at the American Legion on Stock Island (by the Golf Course)….6 to 9 pm….In the Tiki Hut….Covid risk minimal…. 

COCONUT VICTROLA AT CASA MARINA…. APRIL 23, 30, MAY 7,14,21,28….Each Friday from 7 to 10 pm, this dynamic and exciting group entertain on the Sun Sun Concert Pier…. headed by lead singer, Belle Jampol, you will see what all the fuss is about when you see and hear them perform!  /and, what a wonderful article on Belle in the Citizen on Tuesday!!!!

AQUANETTES PERFORM …SHOWS EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.  Aqua Nightclub at 711 Duval St. is the place to see the most fabulous Drag Queens….including FAITH…INGA ….ELLE…JESSICA… BEATRIX…… MAYA…and NEW AQUANETTE, EPIPHANY (aka Calen Tomaszewski)!!!  All are sublime!  Shows are at  7 and 9 pm on Thursday thru Saturday….Reserve at 
www.aquakeywest.com.  Aqua open from noon to 2 am nightly…. drink specials… full menu… lunch specials….  Protocols enforced!!!  On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, there is only one show at 8 PM.   I recommend reserving a table…. call 305-294-0555.  or go online to www.aquakeywest.com.    Also at Aqua…. there is the Back Bar, the Side Bar , the outdoor bar, and each has its own personality!!!!!

LATEDA……..APRIL 23… .. 3 SUM performs at 8 . Christopher Peterson stars at 9 pm in The Crystal Room!!!! … APRIL 30, it’s 3 SUM at 8 pm in the Lounge and Randy Roberts LIVE in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!!!!   MAY 7….. 3 SUM AT 8….. CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AT 9 PM IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM.

JERRY DOWNS AKA JERRY D… PERFORMS APRIL 23…. Jerry will have you smiling from ear to ear…singing on the USCGC Ingham Maritime Ship… at Sunset on the Annex Waterfront…..6:30 pm….Jerry sings till 8 pm…. Bar available!!!!!

THE STUDIOS KEY WEST OFFER MANY CLASSES…. Please go to 
www.tskw.org to find out about all the wonderful Classes being offered at The Studios at 533 Eaton St.  The Studios continues to cater to everyone’s interests whatever they may be.  They challenge our inner creativeness every single day!

THE STUDIOS INFORMAL GATHERINGS AT HUGH’S VIEW…. We had a wonderful evening on April 16 atop Hugh’s View at The Studios.  If you have an opportunity to reserve, stay tuned when they are accepting visitors for a tour of this wonderful spot.    Cash bar available.  Limited to 16 guests.   Hugh Ware, the View’s namesake, was one of the dearest most adorable persons we ever knew.   Finally being able to experience  Hugh’s View was an emotional experience for us!  For more info go to 
www.tskw.org.  The GLOW Hours are Mondays , May 3 to June 28 from 6:30-8 pm.    FREE with advance registration.  Scroll down to Monday to see the dates available.

GINGERBREAD GALLERY…….This esteemed Gallery presents outstanding artists always… 1207 Duval St… open 10:30 am to 7 pm.  

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 23…. Noon to 5 pm, Tony Baltimore….. 6:30-1130, Home Bred Band….                                              APRIL 30…. Tony Baltimore , noon to 5 pm….. 6:30-11:30 pm, Homebred Band.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON….. APRIL 23 …..Josh Southwick at 2 pm….NICK BROWNELL AT 5 PM…. Caffeine Carl & The Buzz at 9 pm……  4 Charles St.
APRIL 30…..
www.milesfest.com….. Shows from 11 am to 3 pm…..Nick Brownell at 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl at 9 pm……. 
MAY 7……KW Songwriter’s Festival starts at 1 pm and runs till late go to 
www.kwsf.com for lineup.

THE GREEN PARROT…….APRIL 23…. Miami  Afro Roots Festival featuring Itawe from Locos por Juana….entertains at 5:30 and 9:00 PM……APRIL ..30… The Eric Culberson Quartet…. entertains at 5:30 and 9 pm.  

KARRI DALEY ENTERTAINS…. APRIL 30….. Karri performs at Hero’s on Southard St from, 7 to 10:30 pm.  

KW TROP FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN CELEBRATES EARTH DAY, APRIL 30…..Extended hours and Free admission…all day….Tree Planting will take place at 1 pm.  Guided tours offered at 10:30 am and 1 pm.  Can register for tours at 305-296-1504.  

SONGWRITER’S FEST ON MAY 7, 8 AND 9…… Fabulous Singer/Songwriters perform all over town….. Go to 
www.kwsf.com for lineups at various places.

801 CLUB…….Famous Drag Shows are at 801 Duval St… every night at 9 or 11 pm.  Book Online….. 
www.801.bar or call 305-923-9296.  The amazing and internationally known Sushi runs the show with amazing Drag Queens with names like Deja, Mulysa, Marilyn Racquel Kylie .  (Note that One of my faves , Calen Tomaszewski who also sang for Aqua Idol for the Waterfront Playhouse…6 ft. 6″ of amazingness and  whose stage name is Epiphany… now appears at Aqua Nightclub!!!!!)

THE TROPIC CINEMA AT 416 EATON ST…. IS NOW OPEN FOR MEMBERS AND FANS.  For info on movie schedules and house rules go to 
http://www.tropiccinema.com or call 305-396-4944.  

THE BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY LISTS…….. Please let me know if you would like me to forward you these lists….. Simply send me a request and I will send you this month’s complete Personality Description plus all those I know who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during this special time of year!!!  Also, let me know if you want to be added to it.  Many of You NOW have plenty of time to send notes, cards, emails and texts …it is a chance to remember all those people too nice to forget!!!!  People like YOU!!!!   You can also see it by going to 
https://www.conchtv.com/author/lynda… and then scroll down.

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT ON AQUA IDOL….  It has been very frustrating having had to cancel our last two Idol performances way back in March 2020.  However I have some great news!!!!  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!  WE WILL RESUME THE LAST TWO AQUA IDOLS FOR THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ON NOVEMBER 10 AND 17….. The new day is Monday, and the time will be 6 pm to 8 pm!  On Nov. 10, the Final 7 will each sing two songs… That night the 7 will be narrowed down to The Final Four!!!   Those Four Finalists will compete Head-to-Head on November 17….. again singing two songs….There will also be some Guest performers.  The Final Magnificent 7 are….. STEPHANIE WISE…. BOB WOOD…. BRIA ANSARA….JON HERNANDEZ… SARAH DORRANCE….. CARL TREY FORSYTH….AND …. CHARLII CLARK… all stars and fabulous enough to win the coveted Aqua Idol Waterfront Playhouse Title!   It promises to be a superb  NIGHT!!!!!!  (Note:  Unfortunately for us, one of our great finalists, GAYLA MORGAN, has moved out of town…she will be missed.)

******AQUA IDOL 2022 THEN BEGINS ANEW ON JANUARY 10TH!!!!  … Yes…. I have agreed to present this wonderful Fundraising Event for the Waterfront Playhouse once again!  I will be searching for more fabulous vocalists to WOW you when we begin again.  If you are interested in singing or know someone outstanding whom you can recommend, please let me know by emailing me the contact information.  We feel optimistic and confident that by this time most people will be vaccinated and we will be able to meet and enjoy time together once again!  Note that I have a commitment from the new manager at Aqua, Shawn Clark, that WE WILL ENFORCE NO SMOKING during our shows…. and our vocalists will each have their own Mic Covers….So….Great things are right around the corner.  

TO ALL KARRI DALEY FANS WHO ALSO LIVE IN OHIO….. Karri will be doing a lot of traveling around this summer, performing all over…..One place she will be entertaining is at THE REEL BAR in PUT-IN-BY, Ohio from 2 to 6 pm……. Dates she will be there are June 4,5,6, 25, 26, and 27 and July 9,10,11.  

SUPPORT SOS………Many Monroe County residents are living below the poverty line.  SOS (Star of the Sea) Kitchens have long been providing food for those in need.   PLEASE Support SOS and other orgs such as Sister Season Fund with donations if you can.  Go to…. 
https://cffk.org/non-profits/sister-season-fund-inc/ ;

SKIPPER KRIPITZ AT VIVA  SALOON,  APRIL 23…….Our favorite Drummer Boy, SKIPPO takes the stage with the Debut of  the CORDLESS TRIO, with Joe Dallas APRIL 24….. AT VIVA with Leanna Collins and Joe Dallas!!!! …every Friday from 7 pm…….903 Duval St….. Call 305-998-4389…….Great entertainment, cuisine, in a large outdoor setting with perfect social distancing for all guests!  I highly recommend VIVA… Owner Alfredo Gimenez goes out of his way to make all guest safe and comfortable…. food and entertainment first class!  

SUBSCRIBE TO KONK LIFE ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION…… Guy de Boer, publisher of this great Publication has ceased printing an actual paper for right now… but he is offering you a chance to continue to receive KONK Life on a Daily basis.  It is chock full of great up-to-date information.  Times are tough, and until things ease up he is requesting a subscription fee, which I feel is well worth it.    For more information go to  ….. 
https://konklife.com/?p=47710. ; If you prefer,  you can email Guy at guydeboer@gmail.com and he will advise you on how to subscribe.  You can also text him at 305-766-5832.   

AWESOME FOUNDATION KEY WEST!!!  …..Globally, there are 90 chapters…there are 50 in the USA, with 5 in Florida, including Key West.  Over $4.4 million granted since 2009.   The mission of the group is to bring more awesomeness to our town, and spreading it by awarding $1,000 grants with no strings attached to the most awesome idea, project, proposal, or plan that is presented to the Group of Trustees, who each plop down from their own pockets the money to fund the Grant.  Sounds totally AWESOME to me!!!  Check it out online at 
www.awesomefoundationkeywest.org.  These awards have been given since Oct.  To date, over 60 applicants have been received.  Michael Shields is the coordinator of this group.  READ ON….

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 Birth.
 
PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers….. Prayers for all of us in the Keys who are facing this pandemic corona-virus… it is a serious thing… ….  Give us the strength to practice social distancing… let everyone realize how important it is to wear a facial covering…. and please guide all our people to be vaccinated……….. Lee Garrison and Shaw Garrison…..Laura Hettinger……Bill Blue…..Andy Kellar …..Peter Diamond Ilaqua and the family and friends on the loss of Holly Cmiel Diamond …….the family and friends of Chuck Hammond and Bob Arnold…..Louis Petrone…..Please pray for….Patricia Moore…. …….David Buffam ….Lorann Wood.. …..Arthur Dennison ….. Paul Politte…..The Naysayers who want to overturn the Vote of the people in regard to Cleaner, Safer, Smaller Ships, so that they SEE THE LIGHT!!!!……..my nephew FRED STEVENS and his wife Judi…….Mayor Teri Johnston……Javier Lopez … …. .Michael Amin …. …..all those in town who are financially challenged during  this time….. the family and friends of  Lee Knight.. ….our wait staff, shop workers, entertainers, check out clerks, doctors, nurse, etc……Bucky Montgomery ……Pat West ……dear Michael Thomas ……..Kim Bryant …..Our Nation …. Barbara Brant….. Jim Hall ……..Sissy McDonald…..Jackie McDonnell … Chuck Selph…. Larry Selph …..Genevieve Isaksen  …Ann Marie Adreani. …….O Danny Boy…Sandy Abookire …REFrechette  …..S. O’Brien……. Donna Barnett….…Wally Stevens…. ….Sharron Mondo… Maggie Domski ….Len Stevens ….. ..Jack & Anne Marie Flood…..Joe Biden…..Joe McMurray …George Kling …..Mary Larkin …. …Robin Deck..  …Christy Nelson……Fred Lima  …Maryann Barth… ….Kathy Stevens ….Ed Stevens Jr…..Georgia ….Dena Badgerow…..…Bella Rettenwander ……Diane Covan ….Paul C…..Dawn de Boer … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton   …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson …….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew  …Frank Gren   …Marta White  ….… Peter Deksmith …Bill Lodermeir …Betty & Jack Darst……Richard and Betty Carraway …. Anne McKee …..Teresa Lawson …… Star Husky…  Carey Moore….. 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.

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 have YOUR best interests at heart.   

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU……DOG’S CAN’T OPERATE MRI SCANNERS….. BUT CATSCAN!!!!
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SATURDAY …..
HAPPY APRIL 24 BIRTHDAY TO…ELENA DEVERS…. GLENDA DONOVAN …. ELENA WARNER…. JANET SCHMOCK…..(Please remember Margaret Clerico.) …. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. KAT KLINGERMAN AND JEAN COLTON.

HAPPY MAY 1 BIRTHDAY TO…..NANCY WILLIAMS…. QUEEN KAREN FRANK-KNOLL … JOE GUTH …HELEN EDGINGTON …. JOE REGAN …. MICHAEL CATES …. CHRIS TOLER ….ROB HALSTEAD ….JOHN MORGAN …. TINA GARRETT….DONALD GOLIGHTLY ….PATTY SICKEL … (Please remember… Rory O’Neil…. James B. Stocklas….Leonard and Lottie Domski.)

HAPPY MAY 8TH BIRTHDAY TO…..DAVID SLOAN … CARL MIDSON …. PATRICIA MOORE…. CHARLIE LINDBERG …. SEAN HAYES…. JOE THORNTON …. BOB PROSSER…..VINCENT SCHILERO…..
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WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AND US1 RADIO, 104.1 FM PRESENT ..APRIL 24……THE SCREAMING WOMAN will be presented  On the Air.    You can listen to it LIVE on US1 Radio.  8 pm…This Broadcast will feature, ROSS PIPKIN…….BARBARA MUNDY …. MATHIAS MALOFF….CAROLYN COOPER..and…. ERVIN TUMM ….JOHN McDONALD.  For patrons who would like to make a contribution, please go to 
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  This show as with all Waterfront Playhouse On the Air broadcasts are available following the show by going to us1radio.com/old-fashioned-radio-drama/ ; THANK YOU WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!!!

JERRY DOWNS PERFORMS ON  APRIL 24 ….Aqua Idol Winner, JERRY DOWNS, is performing from 7 to 9 pm at the VFW on Roosevelt Blvd.  every Saturday Night.  Jerry is a real crowd-pleaser and will have you smiling from ear to ear!!!!  Note that The Dirty Pig Restaurant has taken over the food service at the VFW.
JERRY WILL BE AT BOBALU’S ON MAY 1….. performs onstage outside at Mile Marker 10… 6 to 10 pm…. Check Jerry’s band out on YouTube at Kankakeelands Silhouettes.     

COMEDY KEY WEST, MAY 1…. Raanan Hershberg…..  Recently wowed ’em on The James Corden Late Late Show!!!!!  8 pm get tix a www.comedy 
keywest.com.  
MAY 6-8….. Lynne Koplitz entertains.

SKIPPER KRIPITZ AT VIVA SALOON, APRIL 24, MAY 1,8,15,22,29…. The super SKIPPO entertains every Saturday… usually with the lovely Nina Newton OR with Joe Dallas or some other wonderful  musicians!!!   6 to 9 pm….  Outdoors…Great Social Distancing!!!!  Great food too!!!

TAVERN N TOWN…APRIL 24, MAY 1,8,15,22,29…..BOBBY NESBITT ENTERAINS FROM 5 TO 9 PM…. (Note:  Thanks to all who kept Bobby’s Mother in your prayers….She is back at home and it is truly, like the Miracle of Miracles!  Prayers do work!)

KARRI DALEY FANS… APRIL 24 ..MAY 1……. The talented and beautiful KARRI performs outdoors at the Pier House from 12 to 3 pm!

HALO AT THE SAINT….APRIL 24.. Busy gal, Karri Daley performs at The Saint…upstairs on the porch overlooking Duval St.  Enter through Duval….7 to 10 pm.LATEDA, …APRIL 24 ……. 3 Sum at 8 pm….Randy Roberts Livce!….AT 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!!!.  ON MAY 1, 8,15,22…… it is . 3 SUM AT 8 PM…. Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS SHOW!!!!!   at 9 pm.

FREE OUTDOOR THEATER AT FT. E. MARTELLO, APRIL 24….See the movie “Together Together”  at8:15 pm….FREE to attend… bring blankets to sit on and view the movie.  Masks required, social distancing enforced… limited capacity.  For more info go to 
www.tkwahs.com.   

THE GREEN PARROT…APRIL 24 ….. Sam Carlson Quartet  performs two shows at 5:30 and 9 pm. ….  ON MAY 1…. The Eric Culberson Quartet at 5:30 and 9 pm….

THE GARDENS HOTEL…. EVERY SAT…. APRIL 24 MAY 1,8,15,22,29… Bobby Green entertains in the Atrium at 526 Angela St.  Get 20% off a bottle of wine in the d ‘vine Wine Gallery.  Masks and social distancing required.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, .APRIL 24….Farewell to Cowboys…….Kristen McNamara at 2 pm……5 pm, Nick Brownell…. Caffeine Carl and Buzz at 9 pm……   ON  MAY 1…
www.mileofest.com…shows from 11 am to 1 pm…. IT’S  Nick Brownell at 5 pm and Caffeine Carl & Buzz at 9 pm.
MAY 8…..Key West Songwriter’s Fest all day long… Go to 
www.KWSF.COM for schedule of singers.

SCHOONER WHARF ….APRIL 24……Noon to 5 pm, Raven Cooper….6:30-11:30, Homebred Band…..

JERRY DOWNS PERFORMS  AND MAY 1….Jerry will be performing with his ‘Friends’ at Bobalu’s at MM 10, 6 to 5 pm… outdoor stage….

KEY WEST SONGWRITER’S FESTIVAL… MAY 8 AND 9…. Last two days… Check out schedules of who is singing where online at 
www.tkwsf.com

THE KEY WEST PARROT HEAD CLUB….This fun loving, and very philanthropic group who love Jimmy Buffet, partying with a  purpose and supporting our community, is seeking new members.  Single membership is $20… and you receive a KW Parrot Head license plate frame and other special privileges.  To join call 262-705-8204 or go to 
http://keywestparrotheadclub.wildapricot.org.  ;

THE KEY WEST GARDEN CLUB AT HIGGS BEACH OPEN….  FREE…. 9:30-5 pm on Sat…..daily.  Free admission….1100 Atlantic Blvd.   Masks and distancing required.   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

***PRIDE FOLLIES, MAY 22… A tad early, but tix are now on sale for this show at The Key West Theater at 512 Eaton St.  Directed by Queen Destiny Montgomery featuring Key West’s Top Talent!!!  Seating is $15 to $35.  Bar and waiter service during performance….doors open at 7, show is at 8 pm! For reservations go to 
www.keystix.com.  This event is presented by the KW Business Guild!  All precautions are in effect.

KEVIN GALLAGHER’S TALK ON MARS PERSEVERANCE…. This talk was sponsored by the KW Library.  If you missed it, you can go online to the following llink:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiTCdNwML0l&t=1642s. ; If this doesn’t work contact me and I will try to help further.

THE STUDIOS IS OFFERING….The Studios offers an open air happy hour experience in the newly opened Hugh’s View….Reservations are a must for this sunset event, which will offer a cash bar.  For info go to 
https://www.tskw.org and click on the Glow Hours Link.  
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SUNDAY!!!
HAPPY  APRIL 25 BIRTHDAY TO….TOM MURTHA…. GORDON MACKEY …SARAH DORRANCE ….RICHARD KLITNICK,.. AL FLOTT …  CHRISTOPHER STRYON ….JONATHAN SCOTT TRAUT …SUSAN WINSHALL….ANDREW AMBROSE….

HAPPY  MAY 2 BIRTHDAY TO …..BRIAN CORBETT…. ARTHUR CROCKER …. JAN GEBHART…. GEORGE D BRAUD…. ROBIN MITCHELL …. CLAIRECARRUTHERS-FITZSIMMONS…. ….WILHELMINA LOPEZ MARTIN…. BASIA CHAPLIN…. (Please remember Ric Pinckney.)…     HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO  …. MARYANN AND DAVID BRANGACCIO.

HAPPY MAY 9 BIRTHDAY TO …. MICHAEL INTERNICOLA….. RONALD BURD …. TONY STAUB…. (Please remember Bill Haws.)

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY ON MAY 9TH  TO ALL MOMS, GRANDMOTHERS, AUNTS, COUSINS, FRIENDS, AND MOTHER-FIGURES…. ON MAY 9TH!!!!  (I am so glad our daughter, Melissa, will be with us on Mother’s Day!!!!!)
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OLD STONE COFFEE HOUSE… APRIL 25…. Mary Spears will be back at the Old Stone Methodist Church at 600 Eaton St. to perform soulful music.  Come and listen, learn, and get a great start to the week ahead. …..

LITERARY WALKING TOURS ON SUNDAY….APRIL 25, MAY 2,9,16,23,30 …10 AM…..Tour explores info on authors and writers who have lived in Key West.  Only 6 per group….safety enforced… masks and distancing…. walking tour.

SCHOONER WHARF… APRIL 25……. Noon to 5 pm, Raven Cooper…. 6:30-11 pm, Konched Out Duo.

COMEDY KEY WEST….APRIL 25…. Storytelling by Key West Locals….. 7 pm….go to 
www.comedykeywest.com.

AL ROMANO ENTERTAINS, MAY 2 AND MAY 9… Crooner, and yet another Aqua Idol Winner, AL ROMANO performs at Scotty’s at 528 Front Street from 4 TO 7 PM…..  He is the incarnation of Frank Sinatra for sure!!!!

JAZZ BRUNCH AT THE REACH….APRIL 25, MAY 2,9,16,23,30..AND EVERY SUNDAY… Fab vocalist, BRIA ANSARA entertains at Four Marlins at The Reach Hotel…11 am to 2 pm….masks and all rules enforced. 

GARDENS HOTEL…. APRIL 25….. Jazz is back at The Gardens by reservation only….  On the APRIL 25, IT IS Skipper Kripitz and Friends…..  MAY 2…. Peter Diamond and Friends…MAY 9…. SKIPPER KRIPITZ AND FRIENDS….. MAY 16…. SCOTT MARISCHEN & FRIENDS….. SEASON FINALE ON MAY 23…. JODY RAE CAMPBELL AND FRIENDS………Go online to the Gardens website for schedules and various reservation tiers… or go to the Gardens Facebook page.  Or call 305-294-2661.  Also….go to find out about  WINE TASTING CLASSES….. 5 TO 6:30 PM…. $70 for table for 2.
  
BASILICA OF ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA….. Please note that St. Mary’s has added outdoor Masses to their Sunday Schedule.  We are loving the 9 am and 10:30 am Masses in the Garden …. When the interior of the Basilica is filled, people are directed to the Garden, and we find it to be a safe and positive experience…. masks and socially distanced.  We usually go directly to the Garden Mass.   

THANKFUL ON SUNDAY……I am so grateful for so many things and mostly to so many people who have touched our lives in special ways of late…..BIG thanks, in no particular order… to. ….. Bonnie Piceu…..Andrea Bauer & Rick Bloom….Mary Borrell……Ken Silverman & Kate Regan…….. Trevor DeVooght….. Michael Pelkey….Alison Teal….Gary Groetz…. Fr. John Baker and Fr. Arthur Dennison ….Terry Gaberdiel…. Pat Smith ….. John McDonald and Tom Thayer ….Diane Strong…. Joel Narlock….. Darnella Frazier……Maria Sharpe…..Pat West & Chip Allen…..Joanna Schmida…. Roberta DePiero….Bobby Nesbitt.. … Billy Cartledge & Jim Hall……..Kevin & Donna Gallagher…. Cindy Cameron …..Paul & Pam Vereb.. ….Jim Argoudelis & Dan Ward….Paul Clift ….George Chase …..Nina Crooks…….. JT Thompson. ….Michael Lansdell…..Carl McMackin ……. Sally Stevens…… Marilyn Rintamaki……..Amy Bondurant and David Dunn…. Chris Elwell.. …..Kate Miano……Carmen Rodriguez….Arlo & Evan Haskell ……..my children Melissa Lang and Rob Frechette….. All those who are working  so hard for the Ship Referenda.. … In addition…. I want to give thanks to all those who are being vigilant and adhering to the rules (even after being vaccinated) and trying to make right this virus era that we are going through…. thanks to all business owners who are enforcing the rules… prayers of hope that all those who aren’t sure about getting vaccinated will realize it is the right thing to do for us all to move on….. …..and MOST OF ALL…. THANKS FOR MY VERY DEAR HUSBAND BOB…. ALWAYS BOB…. !!!!

TAVERN N TOWN… APRIL 25, MAY 2,9,16,23,30…. ROB DI STASI PERFORMS FROM 5 TO 9  PM. IN THE LOUNGE!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON , APRIL 25…..AND ….MAY 2…. Farewell to Cowboys at 2 pm……..Scott Kirby & Friends at 5 pm….. 9 PM…..Myles Mancuso & Friends.

GREEN PARROT,  APRIL 25……JAZZ at the Parrot led by Mike Emerson and his usual superb musicians!  1-4:30 pm……..At 5:30 pm , it’s  Karri Daley with Tony Baltimore.. Soundcheck!!!!  APRIL 25…. 5:30 PM, The Eric Culberson Quartet.
MAY 2, 9,16,23,30…. Mike Emerson Jazz Quartet  1-4:30 pm….

LATEDA… ..APRIL 25, MAY 2, 9,16,23,30… 3 SUM performs at 8 pm in the Lounge for your dining pleasure…

LAST DAY KW SONGWRITER’S FEST….. MAY 9…. Go to 
www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com for complete schedules.

KEY WEST ARTISAN MARKET APRIL 25….Now is Located at parking lot at Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park at 1801 White St.   Art, food, wares, music, crafts, etc.   Free parking.  Masks and social distancing enforced.  10 am to 2 pm.

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MONDAY…. 
HAPPY  APRIL 26 BIRTHDAY TO …..MEGAN BEHMKE…. MARKY PIERSON…..CAMILLE RUSSO TOLER ….BARBARA GROB …. JENS NIELSEN….ROSEMARY ENRIGHT ….KENNE TUCKER …. JEFFREY KATZ…..JACK HULLIGAN….PARKER ELIZABETH FARMER …. (Please remember Jacqui Blatchford.)  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. ERIKA & SIMON BUTTERS….. KATY & MIKE WERNER…. JOAN & CHUCK ARMBRUSTER.  HAPPY MAY 3  BIRTHDAY TO …..JOHN BUZOGANY…. TONI DAVIS …. CHAR CLEM….  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. DONNA & KEVIN GALLAGHER ….. SANDY & DEAN WALTERS …. AND MARIA ZITO & SIMON KAUFMAN.  

HAPPY MAY 10 BIRTHDAY TO….DAN SKAHAN …. ALAN MELNICK …. VICKI GORDON …. LURANNA SNOW….JAN SCHMIDT …. GLEE HIGGINS…. KATHY ELIAS ….. LAURA CHANESKI …. TOM LOWER….STEPHEN PERANTEAU….

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TAVERN N TOWN,  .APRIL 26, MAY 3,10,17,24,31………..It will be either Mike Emerson or Rob DiStasi entertaining from 5 TO 9 PM IN THE LOUNGE. …. SMOKIN TUNA SALOON ,APRIL 26. AND MAY 3… Farewell to Cowboys at 2 pm……….Gerd Rube at 5 pm…..  Myles Mancuso & Friends at 9 pm……    

GLOW HOURS AND DAYS AT HUGH’S VIEW….Advanced registration necessary…. 0nly 16 people at a time…..MONDAYS,,,, 6:30-8 pm…. just in time for sunset atop The Studios at 533 Eaton St…. Dates are…. MAY 3,10,17,24,31, AND JUNE 7,14,21, AND 28.  Limit reservations 2 per household…. if you would like to enjoy sunset with friends, please make sure they sign up for their own spots.

LATEDA, …..APRIL 26…3 SUM performs at 8 pm.  Randy Roberts performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm….  ON MAY 3… 3Sum at 8 pm and Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!!  MAY 10….. 3 SUM AT 8 PM…… RANDY ROBERTS IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM AT 9 PM.

GREEN PARROT, APRIL 26….Charity Bingo from 7 to 9 pm… helps non-profits in town.  Every Monday.

BRIA ANSARA ENTERTAINS, ..AND EVERY MONDAY & TUESDAY….At Bourbon Street Pub on Duval St. from 8 to 11 pm. 

SCHOONER WHARF… APRIL 26….. ..Noon to 5 pm, Raven Cooper….. 6:30-11 pm, Farewell to Cowboys.

COMEDY KEY WEST… APRIL 26…. Paint & Chug….. 7pm…. limited seating….. go to 
www.comedykeywest.com. Or call 305-985-7370.

KARRI DALEY PERFORMS ON MAY 3….. At Sloppy Joe’s at 12 am …. with Pete Jarvis and Jack Wolf.

SARABETH’S offers Free dinner on your Birthday… half price on all bottles of wine always, etc.

**VIVA’S  SALOON.. GREAT SPACE FOR  OUTDOOR DINING….. LARGE PROPERTY & VERY SAFE FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING…..OPEN FOR TAKE OUT TOO!!!!…..DELISH FOOD…… OWNER  ALFREDO GIMENEZ IS A GEM!!!!!  903 Duval St… Entertainment on weekends….. tables spread out in this large garden area.  Leave it to Alfredo and Gaston, the owners, to do everything right and take care of their clientele.  
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TUESDAY
HAPPY  APRIL 27  BIRTHDAY TO….TOM BRINKMAN …. MELODY LYNNE….MARIA PROTOPSALTIS…. STEVE HATCH…..

HAPPY MAY 4 BIRTHDAY TO…..JANICE STETTNER… TIM MALONEY ….. TIM SKOH …. TOMMY MACK ….. PETER STRONG …. ANN SMITH ….. CINDY COBB ….. KAY FULLEN ….. (Please remember …. Dennis Stevens…. Betty Shields….. Bill Mansfield ….. Lee Dodez.)

HAPPY MAY 11 BIRTHDAY TO……MICHAEL INGRAM ….. LYNN SHERMAN ….. LANCE HARVEY ….. DEBRA FALCIANI….. JANE GILBERT …. NANCY MRAZ ….VICTOR PEREZ….. GEORGE DVORSKY…..TYLER LUCE…. LEE APPLEBAUM….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. DEBBIE ROTHSTEIN & TOM LAVENDER.)
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TAVERN N TOWN, … APRIL 27, MAY 4,11,18,25….CARMEN RODRIGUEZ & JAMES KING  ENTERTAIN IN THE LOUNGE FROM 5 TO 9 PM….

LATEDA, ….APRIL 27…..SPECTRELLES AT 8 PM…. Randy Roberts AT 9 PM IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM…. MAY 4 AND MAY 11…. Fab Spectrelles at 8 pm and Christopher Peterson in the Crystal Room at 9 pm!!!
 
SMOKIN TUNA SALOON…APRIL 27…..Justin Angelo at 2 pm…..Caffeine Carl & Zach Seemiller at 5 pm…..Scott Kirby at 5 pm….. Nick Brownell and Friends at 9 pm..  ….. MAY 4…. Nick Brownell at 3 pm….Wade Brown and ‘Friends at 7 pm….  Caffeine Carl & the Buzz at 9 pm.

U.S. COASTGUARD CUTTER INGHAM OPEN FOR TOURS, AND EVERY TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY…..At Waterfront Park…. at Truman Waterfront….10 am to 4 pm….  Happy Hour will be held from one hour before to one hour after sunset each Friday and Saturday.  Call Mike at 305-292-5072 for info.

KARRI DALEY…..APRIL 27….. Karri will be entertaining .. at The Sandbar Sports Bar, 511 Greene St. from 7 to 10 pm…

AT SALT GALLERY…. 830 Fleming St….ARTIST DAVID DUNN IS BEING FEATURED!!!!!

THE GARDENS HOTEL ON APRIL 27, MAY 4,11,18,25…. In the Atrium…. It is the lovely NINA NEWTON entertaining     

SCHOONER WHARF …APRIL 27……noon to 5, Gary Hempsey…. 6:30 to 11 pm, Tom Taylor.

TOASTMASTERS…APRIL 27…. KW Toastmasters meet via Zoom at noon .  Leave email at 305-295-7501 for a link to the meeting.  Meetings last about an hour and visitors are welcome.

COMEDY KEY WEST…..APRIL 27….. THE MAD HOUSE…. 8 PM….. Go to 
www.comedykeywest.com

BRIA ANSARA AT THE SIDEBAR…..APRIL 27, MAY 4,11,18,25…..AT AQUA…. FROM 5:30 to 7:30 pm…. enter on Angela St.

AQUA MAIN ROOM…. APRIL 27….TERRI WHITE joins Ric Dery  from 5:00 pm till 6:30…Always a wonderful evening of song!!!

LOUIS PETRONE PODCAST EVERY TUESDAY….. APRIL 27….Resident Sage and Bon vivant, Louis Petrone,  presents his live podcast every Tues. at 9 pm….  Hear him rant, rave and expound on everything under the sun and then some….Always interesting and never dull!!!  Go to 
www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou. ; Louis has a devoted following and rightly so!

CONNECTION PROJECT: A MOSAIC OF THE KEYS…..MAY 4-18….At Royal Furniture 33226 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  ….

TASTE OF KEY WEST DINING CARDS BEING SOLD….. In lieu of the actual ‘in person’  Taste of Key West, pocket sized dining cards, priced at $100 each plus tax. are being sold, and are good for April 19, 2021 to April 18, @022.  Go to 
www.tinyurl.com/ToKW2021 to purchase.  Or visit the office located at 922 Caroline St. or call 305-295-9112.   This benefits HIV/AIDS A.H.of Monroe County, INC.  32 restaurants represented.  A variety of options available at each restaurant.

THE WILLIAM WELCH LEGACY….This wonderful man and amazing artist is no longer with us,  and he is missed more than words can say.  However, his beloved sister, Sherrey Welch , and Bill’s partner Dave,  are determined to keep Bill’s art and legacy alive through the new website, at 
www.williamwelchcollection.com.   Please forward this info to anyone who may be interested in Bill’s work retrieved from Nantucket, Key West and France.  Bill Welch was a true gentleman…. kind, caring and deeply talented…. 
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WEDNESDAY

HAPPY  APRIL 28 BIRTHDAY TO …ALISON TEAL ….. FRAN DECKER …. GAIL LEDER ….. DICK WEITHAS….CURT LEMON ….. RICK BODNER ….GREG HAZEL ….. MICHAEL HUGHES ….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…..EMMILY SUE & TYLER SMITH.

HAPPY  MAY 5  BIRTHDAY TO….PATRICIA BOLLINGER…. STAN MILES …. JANETTE STONE …. TAYLOR DOEBLER ….CHRISTY BARLOW ….(Please remember Florence Recher …. and …Robby Whitney…. and Rosalie & Dr. Paul Zito.)

HAPPY MAY 12 BIRTHDAY TO…..SUSANNE WOODS…. JOHN NUTTING….. JUAN PISANI …. JIM YOUNG ….STEVE HIATT…. BONNIE BOBIN …. SHIRLEY BLOCK ….GAGE GROETZ…. (Please remember…. Dink Bruce…..Chuck Gilmore…..Joe Pizzo….and Polly Porter.)
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TAVERN N TOWN…….APRIL 28, MAY 5,12, 19,26….. IT WILL BE EITHER MIKE EMERSON or ROB DI STASI entertaining FROM 5 TO 9 PM…in the Lounge.

IN CONNVERSATION AT THE STUDIOS…. APRIL 28… Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony, Enrico Lopez-Yanez will be In Conversation with Stephen Kitsakos, at 6 pm.  Go to 
www.tskw.org for info, details and sign up for this Virtual interview.

LATEDA…….APRIL 28…… THE FABULOUS SPECTRELLES AT 8 PM….. in the Lounge!!!!  Randy Roberts Live at 9 pm in the Crystal Room. ….MAY 5, , The Fab Spectrelles at 8 pm…. MAY 12…..The Fab Spectrelles at 8 pm…..Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

KARRI DALEY ON APRIL 28….. Karri performs at Sloppy Joe’s at Midnight on April 28…..

AT SCOTTY’S ON APRIL 28…. (formerly the Rum Barrell on Front St.)….8:30 pm, with Skipper…Ross’Jam …also Gary Rivenson and  Vince Bergamo

AT COMEDY CLUB IN KEY WEST……. FUNSET….APRIL 28….EVERY WEDNESDAY….Brand new variety comedy show… features local and touring performers of stand up, music, sketch comedy, videos, characters, storytellers, game shows, prizes, and more.  Host is Tom Dustin along with James Scott Patterson.  Every show is unique, scripted and improvised.   8pm… doors open at 7 pm at 218 Whitehead St.   Call 305-985-7370 or go to 
www.comedykeywest.com for details.  

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON……APRIL 28….Mile  O Fest Shows from 11 am to 3 pm…..Justin Angelo at 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl & THE  Buzz at 9 pm…

SCHOONER WHARF, …. APRIL  28……..noon to 5 pm, Tony Baltimore….6:30-11 pm…Raven Cooper… 

CONNECTION PROJECT, MOSAIC OF THE KEYS CONTINUES….. MAY 19 TO JUNE 7…..At the Key West Art Center at 301 Front St.
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THURSDAY… 
HAPPY APRIL 29 BIRTHDAY TO …SCOTT FUHRIMAN ….MATT HOLLIS HULSEY ….DIANA DAVIS ….SARAH GOODWIN….. ADAM SWEITZER ….TOMMY RYAN ….JON STEIN ….HENRY DAVIS PETER …. BILL NOELTING,,,,SEAN BREAUX….DANIEL GENICA ….  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO….. KATHY & RICK ELIAS.

HAPPY MAY 6 BIRTHDAY TO ….KRISTEN WINTERS …. GUY ROSS…. JODY GROSS …. LORI ZYCHOWSKI…. DIMITRI…. (Please remember Jean Nowak.)

HAPPY  MAY 13 BIRTHDAY TO….. GEORGE ‘BILLY’ CARTLEDGE….MARK HAYDA …. ALAN TIETELBAUM ….CARRIE BABICH …. JOHN NOLTE ……CARL CSOMBOK…. WILLIAM HANNIGAN …. ERIC SKYLER HENCH…..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…… DOLORES & BOB BOFF.
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TRUMAN WATERFRONT FARMER’S MARKET…EVERY THURSDAY…..APRIL 29, MAY 6, 13,20,27……. 3 to 8 pm….. at end of Southard St.  Produce, beverages, seafood, apparel, gifts, art, books, entertainment…. fun…. wear masks and social distance….

TAVERN N TOWN, APRIL 29, MAY 6, 13,20,27……BOBBY NESBITT AND CARMEN RODRIGUEZ PERFORM IN THE LOUNGE ,FROM 5 TO 9 PM.         

BRIA ANSARA PERFORMS AT HALO,  APRIL 29, MAY 6,13,20,27….and every Thursday…. 7 to 10 pm upstairs at The Saint Hotel… enter on Duval….

THE GARDENS HOTEL, APRIL 29  AND EVERY THURSDAY….Nancy 3 Hoffman entertains from 5 to 7 pm!  

LATEDA, APRIL 29.. 3 SUM AT 8 PM  AND CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AT 9 PM……MAY 6 AND MAY 13……….3 SUM AT 8 PM… AND CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AT 9 PM…. 

COMEDY KEY WEST, APRIL 29, 30 AND MAY 1…. It is hilarious Raanan Hersheberg live onstage!  Go to 
www.comedykeywest.com for reservations.  MAY 13, 14, 15…. It is Jimmy Shubert at 8 pm……  MAY 20-22, it is Cory Rodrigues and MAY 27-28 it is Tony V!!!!!  MAY 30, it’s Esther Ku!!!!

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, ….APRIL 29..  Mile O Fest Shows from 1 to 4 pm…… Caffeine Carl  and Zach Seemiller at 5 pm…
MAY 6…. Singers from the KW Songwriter’s Fest…. Go online for schedule…….

SCHOONER WHARF, APRIL 29…. noon to 5 pm, Tim Hollohan…. 6:30-11 pm, Konched Out Trio….

BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS EVERY THURSDAY, APRIL 29….If you are working thru the grief process there is help and support… 7:15 pm at the Klaus-Murphy Center at St. Mary Star of the Sea.  You are not alone…. if you are having difficulty processing the passing of someone near and dear….help is on the way.  (God bless our dear Velma Christian for her special ministry.)

SPECIAL DINING FOR LOCALS AT HYATT CENTRIC AT THE SHOR….. Monday thru Friday… ALL EVENING $20. entrees and half price on bottles of wine….. 601 Front St.

GREEN PARROT, APRIL 29…Claire Finley & Rob DiStasi…. show at 5:30 and 9 pm.  APRIL 8…. Claire Finley & Myles Mancuso at 5:30 and 9 pm.

THE KEY WEST THEATER….Please go to the Website to find out about all the shows being scheduled in the months ahead.  Go to 
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  Located at 512 Eaton St. and operated by Ram’s Head.  And thanks to Kelly Norman for all her hard work!!!!

ROYALTY WANTED FOR FANTASY FEST 2021…..JUNE 24….. Intrigued with the possibility of running for King or Queen of Fantasy Fest??  A preliminary informational meeting will be held at 5:30 pm  Barbary Beach House at2001 S. Roosevelt Blvd. at 5:30 pm.  (formerly the Sheraton across from Smathers Beach.)…On  JUNE 29,  a Candidates Meeting will take place  at 5:30 pm at Opal Key Resort at 245 Front St.  For details call King Christopher Elwell at 305-481-1790 or email him at 
christopher@keywfurniture.com.  

A BIT OF LEVITY……. Do you ever wake up, kiss the person sleeping beside you, and feel glad that you are alive?  I just did and apparently will not be allowed on this airline again!

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU NEED TO BE PROMOTED….. AND … I will do my best to include in future blogs! 
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LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER… Every family has one weird relative.  If you don’t know who it is in your family…. then it is probably you!
Lynda
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PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION:  SOME INFO WILL OR WILL NOT BE RELEVANT! 

THE IMPROMPTU CONCERTS… will be cancelling their 2020-21 musical season.  For more info go to 
www.keywestimpromptu.org

ONE MANATEE….This is a non-profit started by Quincy Perkins to help the Library find, restore, and digitize old 16 mm and 8 mm films from the FLA Keys.  He is trying to raise needed $$$ to keep this work going.  If you are interested in this project or in donating to help the archival, restoration of these historic KW films go to PayPal at 
onemanatee@gmail.com.  Or to find out more, contact Quincy at 305-896-1129.  

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. 

WOMAN’S CLUB RESTAURANT & THEATER TOUR CARD BEING SOLD….$100…. and effective till Sept. 30…. Call Susan Mitchell at 740-274-9091 or go to the Woman’s Club Facebook page.

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. NO TOURS FOR AWHILE….

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.  NOTE …. CLOSED INDEFINITELY…..

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.

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…Open by Appointment Only…. at this time!!!   This wonderful Museum is under the auspices of the Key West Art & Historical Society with founder, Dennis Beaver as its curator.  The Museum will be opening SOON!!!!! …..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.  Will be 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. Big Thanks to Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt for their great efforts to make this Museum world class!

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

LA RUBIA KEY WEST….…OPEN…..Stephanie Hellstrom (THE Blonde!) is the owner of this  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!!!   

AND WHILE YOU ARE THERE… MAKE SURE YOU STOP IN TO SEE THE GREAT MEN’S WEAR AT THE ASSORTMENT!!!  Claude and Joe are nothing but Class!!!!

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!

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