The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
October 15, 2018
"The End #2" Acrylic on Canvas 
One of Our On-Line Art Exhibitions is from Donna Blossom
Unusual Dolphin Events Demand Intensive Research from MOTE & Partners (More in the Weekly MOTE Section)
The spy-fiction television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. They work for secret intelligence agency U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement). U.N.C.L.E.'s primary adversary was T.H.R.U.S.H., who in typical villain fashion, aimed to conquer the world. This series is actually credited with leading the spy-fiction craze on television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators. There was also a direct spin-off series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., a novel, comic book series, and merchandising.
Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer", is a now-retired American Major League Baseball right fielder who boxing legend Muhammad Ali once admitted to idolizing more than himself. 
Aaron played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL). 
He held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and he still holds several MLB offensive records. Aaron consistently at least 24 home runs each year from 1955 through 1973. He is currently the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves and is ranked 5th on The Sporting News "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list.
Part 7 of Many Parts / Weeks Featuring 350 Photos from the 60's & 70's

Pt. 1 of our On-Line Photographic Feature "Old Items that are No Longer Produced and Probably Forgotten"
Brian Gordon Sinclair is Going to Cuba in December.  Available for Space for a few More

Our New Look Key West Arts & Historical Society Sections
(L) Upcoming Exhibition 12/7-2/10/19 "Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell" (R) One of 9 Current Exhibitions Detailed in our Issues

As Usual MCSO Helps UnLoad Pumpkins & Christmas Trees for Sale at Marc House Plant Store.  More Below from Sheriff Rick Ramsay inc. A Donated Bench for the Animal Farm in the Name of Deputy Emil LaVache

Exhibition : 11/1-29 "Nutcracker in KW" Featuring 12 Local Artists in Sanger Gallery
Class for Kids and Teens Dec. 8 by Cricket Desmarais "Holiday Makers : Beeswax Selfies"

Our New Look The Studios of Key West  (TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes + Oct. 13 Dance Performance "True-Et Kyla Piscopink & Keith Burnstein"

WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM NOV. 14-18 + The 2018 Launch Event at Mangoes Oct 17 (More Below)

"Malificent & Diablo"  24 X 24 Original Acrylic on Canvas
Allison Lefcort Signs with Zazoo Art & Photo Gallery (More Below)

Salt Island Gallery's New Exhibition " Atmospheric Tendencies" by Sarah Plaia Davidson 

The City of Key West Saving Coral before the Rebuilding of the SeaWall at The Aquarium (More in the City of Key West Sections)

Super Boat International 38th. Annual Key West Championship Nov.4-11 Truman Waterfront (More Below)

A Special Visit from Tennessee Williams in town to Congratulate Dennis Beaver on the Awards given to the Tennessee Williams Museum..While in Town Tennessee mentioned to Dennis that he'll be staying for Fantasy Fest, The Key West Film Festival, and SuperBoat Races. (More in the KWAHS Sections)

10th. Annual ReMARCable Pumpkin Patch Opened 9/30-Oct 31 (or Until Pumpkins are Gone)  9a-7p

Tourist Development Council (TDC) October 2018 On-Line "Keys Traveler" ; Just a Few Features : "Revelry to Rule : Masquerade March at FF", Super Boat International, Perry Hotel Event, "Celebrate 75 Years of Aviation at the Marathon Airport" (More Below in their Weekly Section)

Marathon Garden Club Meeting 10/19 (More Below)

KWBG Events in their Weekly Section Plus Next Luncheon and Mixer Dates  and of Course the 36th Annual Headdress Ball Oct.25

L-R Daniel Walsh, Melody Morales Rojas, Emerson Farris, & Luke Raspotnik
 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Features Dozens of Local News Stories in Depth.  Check out "KW Students Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Test Scores (More Below in their Weekly Section)

One of our Favorite Artists Adam Scott Rote will be in town Oct 22-24 at The Key West Gallery 601 Duval St. (More Below)


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7935 Each Week.  In this Issue ; October 15, 2018 : On-Line Art Exhibition from Donna Blossom, MOTE & Dolphins, Pt. 7 "A Look Back at 60's and 70's in Photos, Our New Look TSKW & KWAHS Sections, MCSO Helps Unload Pumpkins & Christmas Trees + A Bench at the Animal Farm Donated in Memory of Deputy Emil LaVache, Brian Gordon Sinclair going to Cuba and you are Invited, Key West Film Festival Launch Party at Mangoes 10/17, Allison Lefcort Now at Zazoo Art & Photo Gallery, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , 
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM has Many Extensive Local News Features Each Week & We have Inserted Lots of Links, Salt Island Gallery has "Atmospheric Tendencies" Exhibition by Sarah Plaia Davidson, The City of KW Rescues Corals, Super Boat International's 38th. Annual KW Championship 11/4-11, Tennessee Williams Museum Receives Awards, Marathon Garden Club 10/19, Marc House Pumpkin Patch
Pinchers Seafood Restaurant on 712 Duval St. Annual Fantasy Fest Watch Party from 2nd Floor Decks 10/27, Headdress Ball 10/25, One of our Favorite Artists Adam Scott Rote in town 10/22-24 ( A Sneak Preview of his Classical Collection this Week), Three Photographic Features this Week from the Three October TSKW Exhibitions : "Heads Up" by Tom Flip"- "Color is the Muse" by Marge Holtz & The Annual Books and Books "Contest & Art Exhibition", Gallery on Greene Presents 10/20 Andy Thurber "Paris with Cayo Hueso Spice", Reef Relief Fantasy Fest Party "Blue Party" 10/24, TDC's
WWW-FLA-KEYS.COM & Their On-Line E-NewsLetter "Keys Traveler", WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events & Photo Galleries, Last Stand : Protecting the Keys (Press Release), Habitat for Humanity, The Key West Gallery Major Price Reduction on ALL Peter Max Paintings, Conch Pride Flag, WWW.JUSTDOITKEYWEST.COM , "Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM 
 Giving You ALL the Info. you need to make Decisions, "Preserve Island Life", TSKW Presents A Fifty Fifty Production : Climate Change Films 10/18, Jazz in the Gardens at Kate's Gardens Hotel 10/14 Libby York & 10/21 Scott Marischen & Friends, Sneak Preview of Next Week's Features & Past Blast Issue Links,  KT Timberlake at Frangipani Gallery, WomanKind BraZaar Fund Raiser 10/22 at The Key West Theater,

Karen Wray's Collections Gallery , Zonta Club 5K ABC Run (Awareness Breast Cancer) 11/3, Mangia-Mangia Giving ALL Non Profits their own Dinner Night ( get 20% Back), "Art Garden" at The Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, KWAHS "Royal Retrospective History" Exhibition 10/11-29 with Reception and Party 10/18, Rodney Ross from Aids Help CC Sent us a List of ALL the K&Q Events, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Exhibitions : "Tamiami Trail In the Beginning" & Members Show "The Colors of Spring", S. Fla. Symphony Orchestra, KW Library Short Story Workshop, FKSPCA, Key West Wildlife Center, The Complete Key West Theater Schedule, 
WWW.EQFL.ORG  , KWBG Next Luncheon 11/7 & Mixer at The FireHouse Museum 11/14, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , All Our Theatres Report in our Weekly Theatre Section, Our Weekly "Hamptons Arts & Culture"Bingo on the USCGC Ingham Wednesdays,  Bayview Park "Green Market" Thursdays,Section, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM gets ready for Shooting Hundreds of Family Fall / Holiday Portraits, Florida Health Monroe County, FKCC, LKMC's "The Pulse" On-Line Newsletter Link, "Pure Plant Communities", Q-Magazine, Southernmost Coconut Castaways, Isle Cook, & The KWAHS "Distinguished Speaker Series" : "The History-Culture-Politics of Bondage/Discipline & Sadomasochism by Psychologist-Sexologist & Sex Therapist Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly. 


One of this week's Art Features is from Donna Blossom
All works are Acrylic on canvas
"Autumn Illusion"

"Sunset Run"

"Cabin in the Woods #2"

"Frozen in Time"

"Zen Garden"
More of Donna Blossom Up Shortly

We now start a Multi-Week / Part Photo Feature "Old Items that are NO LONGER AROUND and Perhaps Forgotten". Due to Space Constraints this Issue will have only 6 Photos; with the Oct. 22 Issue having perhaps 12-14 Photos.


One of Three Current Exhibitions at TSKW is the Annual "Books and Books" Exhibit / Contest.  Artisans will read a Book ; and then Paint / Draw from their Book Experience.  There is also a Junior Division Category for the Young Ones.

"Circe, Goddess, Mortal" by Karen Greenfield Collage Inspired by "Circle by Madeline" by Madeline Miller

Float On" by Penny Garcia WaterColor Gouache on AquaBoard Inspired by "The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty" by Vendela Vida

"On The Blue Shores of Silence" by Cricket Desmarais Encaustics on Panel  Inspired by "The Blue Shores of Silence" by Pablo Neruda

(Junior Division) "Emma Bloom A Peculiar Child" by Seana LaMontagne Oil on Encaustic on Panel  Inspired by "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

More "Books and Books" Annual Art Exhibition & Contest
"COLOR IS THE MUSE" Exhibition at The Studios of Key West (TSKW) WWW.TSKW.ORG . The Three Exhibitions that Opened Last Week will be on display until Oct 28.

More "Color is the Muse" by Marge Holtz Up Shortly

The Last two Issues we had Lead Features on Carl Jara's Sand Sculptures . Here is the Last Two Issue Links
 Hit JARA Link ; to see 40+ Sculptures.


WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM  606 Greene St. 305-294-1669
Andy Thurber "Paris with Cayo Hueso Spice" Oct. 20 Reception 5-8p


NOTE : Habitat for Humanity sent over a really interesting Media Announcement about the Building of 10 Homes. Due to the length of the announcement & This Issue ; Instead of cutting it down ; will  push it to the Oct 22 Issue. Great Jobs Habitat for Humanity

Part 7 of Many to Come "A Look Back in Photos of the 60's & 70's"

Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link   
Part 2 (  ttps:// ) was in the Sept 10 Issue . Part 3 was in the Sept 17 Issue
 Part 4 was in Sept. 24
Part 5 Oct. 1
Part 6 Oct 8th

Pictured here is Patty Duke, who held two starring roles in The Patty Duke Show as Patty and Cathy Lane. The show was created as a vehicle for the rising star and ran from 1963 to 1966, for a total of 105 episodes. It centers around two identical cousins and the expected shenanigans that arise when dealing with teenage girls. As the theme song says... "you could lose your mind, when cousins are two of a kind."
The show's synopsis reads: "Cathy Lane, teen-aged daughter of a globe-trotting journalist, comes to live at the home of her uncle, a newspaper editor in New York City. Curiously, Cathy is the spitting image of her uncle's daughter, Patty. Appearances aside, however, the urbane Cathy is nothing like her cousin Patty, who is the typical American teenager."

Based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name, The Shining as a film envisioned by Stanley Kubrick is a staple in the horror movie genre. Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, who decides a job as the off-season caretaker of the very creepy and isolated Overlook Hotel, will be the perfect opportunity to write his book. Unfortunately for Jack, his wife Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd), the hotel has a dark past and is haunted by violent spirits who have decided they want the Torrence's to stay forever and ever.  

Here we have Dean Martin, Diahann Carroll and Frank Sinatra on The Dean Martin Show, back in 1965. The Dean Martin Show, (not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show) and its iconic theme song, his 1964 hit "Everybody Loves Somebody", ran from (1959-1960).
Martin initially wasn't all that excited to do the show he didn't want it cutting into movie opportunities and nightclub performances. So he deliberately gave studio executive outrageous terms and much to his surprise the network agreed. So... as they say, the show must go on!

Pictured here is a young Cybill Shepherd back in her cover model days. She  was named "Miss Teenage Memphis" during the Memphis Model of the Year contest in 1966, became a fashion icon, and a spokesperson for L'Oreal. She graced the covers of many popular magazines and made a smooth transition into acting.
In 1971 she was Jacy in The Last Picture Show, she played Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid in 1972, and then she got the role of Betsy in Taxi Driver in 1976. From there her popularity continued to bloom, she spent a chunk of the 1980s as Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting, before landing her own show Cybill which ran from 1995-1998

Here is The Midnight Special Hostess, Helen Reddy chatting it up with guest Roger Daltrey back in 1975. The Midnight Special was a late-night musical variety series that broadcasted during the 1970s and early 1980s.
The program has occasional performances from comedians such as Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, and George Carlin. It also featured live musical acts, which was unusual at the time. Most live music television performances were actually lip-synching to prerecorded music. Although towards the end of its run, The Midnight Special did begin to use lip-synched performances as well

More 60's & 70's Up Shortly

That's Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant

(L) is Oct. 24 and at 221 Duval St. $5 Admission goes to Reef Relief. (Above) Also helping Reef Relief and is Oct.12 Cick Links for Additional Material. Was told to go to Facebook and look for The Blue Party for additional Info..


  WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339

Meet Adam Scott Rote
October 22-24, 2018 
Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. 
Adam Rote will paint live in the gallery and unveil his newest series.
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or
at Key West Gallery
Adam Scott Rote will paint in the gallery while unveiling his most 
inspired new original paintings and limited editions. 
RSVP  Now if you are attending the show and be sure to make your accommodation reservations asap if you have not already. 
305-292-9339 or

Whether you can make the show, or not, we have four amazing pre-show specials listed after this special Sneak Peak of what's to come at this year's Fantasy Fest Show with Adam Scott Rote. Anyone who knows Adam knows that Fantasy Fest is where he releases his newest series each year. This year he has outdone himself. 

Below is a few Rote Iconic Paintings that are on Special Offer & will also give you a sneak Preview to just some of his works. To see a sampling of his Past Series / Projects visit  The Key West Gallery; and view WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM &

The Next Few Appearances after Adam
Meet Bill Mack with Gary Welton
Fantasy Fest Events
Appearances, Show  
and VIP Parade Viewing Party
October 25-27, 2018
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or
at Key West Gallery

Meet D. Arthur and Lisa Wilson
November 8-11, 2018
Watch D. Arthur Wilson paint and sculpt in the gallery
and meet the artists while viewing
their newest originals and limited editions. 
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or
at Key West Gallery

Here's Four Paintings from My Favorite Rote Series; Well Maybe it's a Tie with the "Drive In" Series.

"SALTON SEA" 37h X 60w Price $4995 Pre-Exhibition $3995

"CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES" with High Gloss & Diamond Dust Finish Price  37h X 50.2w $4995 Pre_Exhibition $3995

'' END OF THE LINE KEY WEST" with High Gloss & Diamond Dust Finish 37h X51w Price $4995 Pre-Exhibition $3995

"MILLER'S TALE" with High Gloss & Diamond Dust Finish 49h X 33w Price $4995  Pre-Exhibition $3995
SNEAK PEAK:  Movie Reel Installations by Adam Scott Rote
Up First: Audrey - Breakfast at Tiffany's (pictured below)

These installation pieces are all one-of-a-kind and are perfect for any home theater, family room, or man cave. They are 100% customizable and you can choose your favorite film. The reels and stars are carved in wood and meticulously completed with a high-gloss finish. The paintings feature originals works as well as limited editions and can be customized to be 100% original paintings. 

Whether you love Classic Golden- Era Hollywood, Sci-Fi, or Cult Classics, you can have a unique one-of-a-kind conversation piece for your home in your fine art collection.


Marathon Garden Club Meeting, Friday, October 19th at 12:30 pm.
The first meeting of the Marathon Garden Club will take place on Friday, October 19th at 12:30pm at the garden club, 5270 Overseas Highway, MM50, Bayside. The program, "Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority," will be presented by Julie Cheon, Information Manager of the Aqueduct Authority. Julie will cover an overview of the water system, outlining the source, treatment and journey down to the Keys. She will also touch on water conservation. This is the first meeting of the year, so it's the perfect time to join the club! Guests are always welcome. Call 305-743-4971 for more information or visit


WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 305-296-6166
38th. Annual Key West World Championship Nov. 4-11 Truman Waterfront. Go to their Website for Race Days & Times. Of Course; you also have access all week to the Dry Dock Grounds; where you can get right next to the Boats and Meet the Crews.

10 SMOKIN TUNA SALON  Driver Tony Marcantonio Dover, Ohio. Throttles Frank Sarro Satelite Beach Fl. 

5 WHM MOTORSPORTS Driver Billy Mauff East Setauket, NY. Throttles Jay Mueller Saddle River, NJ

3 CMS  Driver Bob Bull Macks Creek, Mo.. Throttles Randy Scism STL. Mo..

77 LUCAS OIL SILVERHOOK Driver : Jay Johnson Scottsdale Az., Throttles : Nigel Hook San Diego

29 BUY THE KEYS Driver Danny Ramirez Key West, Throttles Chris Flood Pembroke Pines

S-19 FJ PROPELLER Driver Jimmie Harrison FTL, Throttles Gary Balloughs Boca Raton

P3- HALCYON CONNECT Driver Miles Dobson Teddington UK, Throttles James Sheppard Leatherhead UK

13 STIHL Driver Jake Noble Orlando, Throttles Grant Bruggerman Brandenton

  1 AMH CONSTRUCTION-INSTIGATOR  Driver : Aaron Hope Groveland Florida  Throttles John Stanch Westmount NJ

113 MISS GEICO Driver James Sheppard UK, Throttles Steve Cutis Orlando

P4-027 JRJ CONSTRUCTION / TEAM WOODY Driver Billy Shipley Azle Tx, Chad Woody Mt. Pleasant Tx
Part 2 Up Shortly

WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
10th. Annual ReMARCable Pumpkin Patch Opens  9/30-Oct 31 (or Until Pumpkins are Gone)  9a-7p


Steven K. Murray-Smith ; Everyone's Good Friend tells us :
Proudly fly your own Conch Pride Flag.  Locally made of heavy fade-resistant nylon, enjoy this 3' x 5' two sided flag....a symbol of our One Human Family. $99.00 and Shipping available. 
.  To purchase one for additional information email


Part 2 "Books and Books" Annual Exhibition and Contest

"We'll Walk in De Light" by Kristen Norman Mixed Media on Wood ( Found after Hurricane Irma)  Inspired by "Their Eyes were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Janie's Dream" by Jlynn Marshall  Acrylic and Book Pages  Inspired by "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Rain of Gold" by Jeane LaRance  Digital Transfer to Metal with Gold Leaf on Acrylic Board  Inspired by "Rain of Gold" by Victor Vitasenor

(Junior Division) "Dolphin Sunset" by Brooke Dore  Acrylic Paint on Original Material Inspired by Dolphin Summer by Catherine Hapka
(Junior Division)  "Old Man & The Sea" by Annabel Hamilton  WaterColor, Colored Pencil & Ink  Inspired by "Old Man & The Sea" by Ernest Hemingway 
(Junior Division) "The Old Man & The Sea" by Alex Anderson"  Acrylic Inspired by "The Old Man & The Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

More From the Books and Books Exhibition Up Shortly
More from Donna Blossom and Marge Holtz Up Shortly

"Impressions of London" by Donna Blossom

Marge Holtz Quilt

"Photos of the Week" from Executive contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(Bottom - L) Mayor Craig Cates has always been a great friend of the Key West Business Guild, and he gave a farewell speech to the membership at The October luncheon. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Bottom -R) Former Zonta president Roberta DePiero joins with current treasurer Dianne Scott to help at the annual Pink Pier House Fundraising event for breast cancer. Photo by Pete Arnow

(Top - L) Zyaire Green loves rolling in the pumpkins in the annual MARC House Pumpkin Patch Sale for fall. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Top -R) Gordon Ross of MARC House thanks Audrey Green, left, and Jacqueline Luhta, right,  of Centennial Bank for bring by the Bank's Hot Dog and Hamburger Wagon to help celebrate the opening of the annual Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Peter Arnow

Peter Arnow's Photos can also be found In Konk Life


City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Grow Your Own!
October is planting season in the Keys.  Plan out your winter garden now by checking out the Extension Service's  Master Gardener Handbook.   If you don't have the space, check out a plot at the GLEE Community Garden:

Oct 1- 30 King Tide Alert & Photo Opportunity
Picture Time!: The King Tides are back and soaking our streets. The entire month of October is especially high. Keep an eye out for big puddles, and don't drive through them unless you plan on washing your car. Check out our picture map of low spots Keyswide and if you know of some we don't have, follow the instructions on the website to submit your own photos.

DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; Please go to above FB site for way more information from this awesome dept. at The City of Key West; Here is also the LINK for their events

We now Continue with the "Color is the Muse" Exhibition at TSKW from Marge Holtz


Last week we had a Lead Feature : Peter Max Price Reduction and Exhibition at The Key West Gallery.  Click the October 8th. Issue to see many of the Peter Max Collection and of course go to WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM

"Sunrise Sail" 11 X 11 Unique Mixed Media on Paper

"Four Seasons : Summer Central Park"  12 X 16 Unique Mixed Media on Paper

"Flower Face" 16 X 16 Unique Mixed Media on Paper


Next Animal Farm Open Sunday Oct. 13
Sheriff's Office receives bench in memory of Deputy Emil LaVache
Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Sheriff's Office Farmer Jeanne Selander and Sheriff Executi ve Assistant Donatella Kelly on Friday accepted delivery of the bench seen pictured here that was made in honor and memory of Deputy Emil LaVache.
Deputy LaVache was a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel who worked as a full-time deputy for the Sheriff's Office for 25 years before spending many more years thereafter as a Reserve Deputy. Deputy LaVache was a fixture at the Sheriff's Office Animal Farm where he greeted every child and visitor. Deputy LaVache passed away on May 25, 2018. He was 88.
Shortly after Deputy LaVache's passing, Sheriff Executive Assistant Donatella Kelly contacted the non-profit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches organization and asked if their residents could make something in honor and memory of Deputy LaVache. It was agreed a bench would be a perfect choice. The bench now sits where Deputy LaVache stood for so many years at the Animal Farm.  Go to this LINK to Read More 
about Deputy LaVache; and the Annual Unloading of Pumpkins and Christmas Trees at The Marc House Plant Store with Lots of Photos.

The Lead Feature in the Sept. 24 Issue ; Featured in Photos the 7 Races; along with Links. This will give you with the help of Hometown Key West and The Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office ; A Great Amount of Material to help your decisions .  Hit the Sept 24 Issue Link

 From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
for Info. and Direct Reservation for the Ball

More from the KWBG in their Weekly Section which includes a New Promotional Campaign and of course the Next Mixer and Luncheon; Up Shortly



Allison Lefcort Signs with Zazoo for Key West Representation. Right now in the Gallery are Disney Originals that she Painted : Original Acrylic on Canvas ( Hand Signed)
We have just received awesome Allison Lefcort Disney originals on canvas. Her paintings are part of the permanent collections of The Walt Disney Company.

Allison Lefcort
" My art has been greatly influenced by the boldness of Andy Warhol and simplicity of Keith Harring. That boldness and simplicity are the keys to unlocking the imagery. The vibrant colors of the background set the tone, as the shapes and shadows bring the portrayal to life . "

" Mickey Smiles 2 "  

Original Acrylic on Canvas.
Measures approx. 24 " x 24 " gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort .
Gallery Price $4950.
" Malificent and Diablo "  

Original Acrylic on Canvas.
Measures a pprox. 24 " x 24 " gallery wrapped.
Hand signed by the artist, Allison Lefcort .
Gallery Price $4950.
If you are interested in adding these great Allison Lefcort Originals to your collection, please call me at 305.294.8925 or email me at  


The October 8th. Issue had a Lead Feature on The Tropic Cinema's Annual 72 HR. Film Challenge.  Film Makers had ONLY 72 to Start and Finish a 7 Minute Film ALL using a few COMMON Subject Matter ; Like an Image, A Phrase, and so on. This Year there were 18 Films...Click the Oct. 8 Issue to see The Feature

We Now Continue with a Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photos

Actress and singer Charlene Tilton is best known for playing Lucy Ewing on the television series Dallas. Lucy was the granddaughter of John "Jock" Ewing Sr. and the former Eleanor "Ellie" Southworth and quite the little vixen. She played Lucy from 1978 to 1985 and from 1988 to 1990. At the height of her popularity on Dallas, she was paid $50,000 per episode and appeared on 500 magazine covers. He wedding episode in 1981 drew 65 million viewers! She also made an appearance in an episode of the series' spin-off Knots Landing in 1980.

Here's one of the coolest photos in pop culture history. John Lennon of the Beatles and his son Julian meeting the cast of then-popular television series, Happy Days back in 1974.
Filmed in the 70's but set in the 50's, Happy Days was meant to be a television show of nostalgia. It followed the charmed lives of the Cunningham family during simpler times. Through Richie Cunningham, Potsie, and legendary greaser Fonzie, audiences are given a glimpse into a teenage past full of milkshakes, sock hops, and jukeboxes.
Two fan favorites were Henry Winkler (Fonzie) and Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham) both of whom went on to have very successful, high-profile careers. Both men continued acting and eventually began directing and producing projects as well. 

Giant Robo, known as Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot in the United States, is a manga and tokusatsu series consisting of 26-episodes. The English-dubbed version of the series was developed by Reuben Guberman. The series is notable for its interesting array of kaiju, ranging from your standard sea monster to the outright outlandish beasts. Strange creatures, campy acting, and special effects Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot is unforgettable.

Pictured here is early queen of comedy, Lucille Ball with her husband Gary Morton and her children Lucie and Desi. It was back in 1960, that television's favorite comedic couple, Lucy and Desi Arnaz, were divorced. However, they were able to remain good friends. It was the following year, Ball was introduced to second husband, Gary Morton, a Borscht Belt comic who, according to Ball, claimed to have never seen an episode of I Love Lucy.  She hired him at her production company and the wedding soon followed. 

It's one of the Monkees with a monkey! Pictured here is a young Micky Dolenz back when he was just starting out in showbiz. The child actor first stepped out into the public eye on a show called Circus Boy back in 1956. He played Corky, an orphaned water boy who worked at the circus. The show ended in 1958 but fortunately, his career was not.
Dolenz was cast in The Monkees along with Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones. The show debuted in 1965 and featured on music numbers, slapstick, and absurd comedy. Dolenz's distinctive vocals became part of the band's signature sound. He stood out and was really able to shine with songs like "I'm a Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," "I'm a Believer," "Words," and "Pleasant Valley Sunday."
More 60's and 70's Up Shortly


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions.  Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)

Islands Imagination & Instance Florida Keys Folk Art 7/6-1/9/19 Bryan Gallery
Keys Energy Serv. :Powering Paradise for 75 Yrs. 7/27-11/26 Bumpus Gallery
Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19

  Tennessee Williams Museum Nominated for Tourism Award
The Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Avenue, the most recent addition to the four museums stewarded by the Key West Art & Historical Society, has been nominated for an internationally noteworthy award by the British Guild of Travel Writers in its "Best Wider World Tourism Project" category.  
The museum "has been created with passion, enthusiasm and above all, a desire to honor a man whose contribution to his field was everything Hemingway made and then some," said Julia Hammond, a London-based travel writer who put forth the award nomination following a visit to Key West in March.
Founded and curated by Dennis Beaver in honor of the Pulitzer-prize winning literary icon who became a Key West resident in 1949, the exhibit has become a destination for Tennessee Williams enthusiasts and scholars. The museum's preserved and showcased collection of historic, archival materials help eternalize the importance of Williams' legacy as one of America's greatest 20th century playwrights and offers the largest collection of Tennessee Williams memorabilia and literary artifacts available to the public. A full roster of writing and painting contests, film forums and live theater performances are offered during the annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration every March thanks, in part, to the support given by the Key West Art & Historical Society.

Museum displays include artist Jane Rohrschneider's recently completed model of the playwright's home at 1431 Duncan Street where he lived from 1949 until his death in 1983, first edition plays and books, images from the late local photographer Don Pinder, and original steps from the film adaptation of Williams' play "The Rose Tattoo" which was shot entirely in Key West.  
"Williams gave back to the community that welcomed him without judgement and this comes across in the fondness that shines through every exhibit in this tiny museum," says Hammond. "This is an intimate tale told within an intimate venue."  
Hammond cited the museum's value for money ($7 admission for adults) and the social impact it offers by championing a prominent member of the LBGTQ community, providing a poignant but not pushy "warts-and-all celebration of his life." 
The award winner will be announced at a gala held at the Savoy Hotel in London on November 4. 
The Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit on 513 Truman Avenue is open for self-guided tours 9:30am-4:30pm daily.   Curator tours are available upon request and with advance notice.  For more information, contact Key West Art & Historical Society at 305-295-6616 or visit  WWW.KWAHS.ORG .  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

More Events and Exhibitions in their other Weekly Feature Section Up Shortly


Part 5 of 6 will be in the Oct 22 issue

"Ralph & Rita in Sienna"

"The Card Game"


Up Shortly
More from The Books and Books Annual Contest and Exhibition at TSKW

The next Three Painting were Inspired by the Novel "The Old Man in the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway. All of Course Titled the "Old Man in the Sea" and ALL in the Junior Division
 Ella Baxter WaterColor

Cesar Castro Colored Pencil

Caroline Smith Clay Sculpture
"Piggy and Barb" by Charlotte Cox Moore Mixed Media on Paper  Inspired by "Dog Man Lord on the Fleas" by Dave Pilkey



Click E-Mail Link for the Latest E-Mail Newsletter / Flyer / Blog from TSKW "Fall and Winter Classes"; from their latest E-Mail telling us about Many Events
Hundreds of Classes Scheduled ; Here are Just a Few.
Classes include Encaustics, Artisan Soap Making, Bunraku-Style Puppetry, Sitcom Writing, Watercolor Painting, Yoga and Poetry, plus classes for kids and teens, like Drawing and Beeswax Selfies...and so much more. With a day trip to Art Basel on December 7,  a Holiday Market on November 24, and the ever-popular Larry Smith Holiday concert on December 14, there's plenty of reasons to take advantage of the preseason sale! 
 You can also call 305-296-0458 or stop by The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street during normal box office hours, Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. 


Oct. 4-14 "Heads Up" by Tom Flip Sanger Gallery
Oct 4-28 "Color is the Muse" by Marge Holtz  XOJ Gallery
Oct 4-28 Books and Books Annual Art Show and Contest (2nd. Floor)
Nov 1 - 29 "Nutcracker KW" 12 Local Artists Sanger Gallery
Dec. 6 -27 "Look Upwards, To The Sky" Members Exhibition : Sanger Gallery, XOJ Gallery, Projection & Lobby Galleries

Just a Few Classes of perhaps a Hundred : "Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth" 3 Tues. in Nov., "Teen Drawing with Katie Holtkamp" 3 Thur. Oct., "WaterColor FUNdamentals with Karen Beauprie" 3 Mon. Nov., "Bunraku Style Puppetry with Michael Haverty" Sat. 10/10, "Encaustics Getting Started with Cricket Desmarais" 9/27, "Artisan Soap Making with Angela Berube" 10/20, "Sitcom Writing Room with Matthew Ryan" 2 Mon. in Oct.

Click LINK2 for More Info ; as well as other Events at TSKW for Oct.& Nov ALSO Three New Exhibitions Opened on Oct. 4 : "Heads Up" by Tom Flip in Sanger Gallery, "Color is the Muse" by Marge Holtz XOJ Gallery, & The Books and Books "Art Show & Contest" 2nd. Fl.

More of Tom Flip's
"Heads Up Shortly"
Also Oct. 18
a A Fifty-Fifty Artisan Project involving Climate Change; 2 Films


WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG  305-809-5000 1304 Truman Ave.


WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Anegla St. 305-294-2661
Kate and Jim Announced the entire 2018 / 2019 Schedule ; and will have complete up to and inc. May 2019 in the Next Issue.  10/7 Peter Diamond, 10/14 Libby York, 10/21 Scott Marischen, 10/28 Skipper Kripitz & Friends, Nov. Peter Diamond, 11/11 Scott Marischen, 11/18 Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 11/25 Libby York, Dec. 2 Peter Diamond, 12/9 Scott Marischen, Dec 18 Skipper & Friends, Dec 23. Christmas Show with Larry Smith & Friends, & New Year's Eve Show Dec. 30 Pat & Deb.  ALL SHOWS ARE 5:30p-7p Once again the New Jazz Season Kicks off with Peter Diamond & Friends Oct. 7

In the Cabaret 

Wednesday, October 17, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Thursday, October 18, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Friday, October 19, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, October 20, James King, III, 5-7pm
Sunday, October 21 Jazz In The Gardens , Scott Marischen & Friends, 5:30-7 pm

Sunday, October 14  5:30-7 pm & Libby York


 The Official Launch Event  for the 2018 Key West Film Festival - 
October 17th, at 7PM at Mangoes located at 700 Duval Street.

Is Our October 17th. Launch Event on your Calendar for this week? Show your Support for the KWFF & RSVP Before the Event.  As a thanks for the early confirmations, your  first drink is on our tab! 

Click The Left RSVP Icon; this will connect you to

If you haven't been to a KWFF Launch Event in the past, the occasion takes place with less than 30 days until opening night and marks the official unveiling of the schedule of the annual five days of film we bring to Key West.  Each year we invite the Key West community and neighboring areas to one of our favorite locales for Happy Hour pricing on food and drink as we share details of the upcoming festival programming.  You can expect to see Quincy Perkins, Michael Tuckman, Brooke Christian, Miranda McGuire, and others from the KWFF!  We welcome the chance to see new faces along with our regular KWFF family at the event next month.

This November 14-18, just like years past, will have plenty of noteworthy movie screenings, fabulous cocktail receptions, one of a kind venues for evening events, engaging Q&A sessions, and of course, recognitions of some of the finest talent in Hollywood for their on screen achievements.  We have teased you with things like:
CRITIC's FOCUS:  Continues this year with more great insights on film from  New York MagazineLos Angeles Times, and even Host from Turner Classic Movies.
Excellence in Costume Design: We'll name another Golden Key Award winner for his/her career achievements in defining mood, personality, time, and authenticity in story telling - Costume Design.
VENUES:  Count on the places you love like Tropic TheaterThe Studios Key WestSan Carlos InstituteAudubon House and Tropical GardensMangoes and more!

More of this Feature Up Shortly

Click Above Links for Event Schedule & Click LINK2 for one of the TSKW's Latest E-Mail's with Interesting Information

Nov. 15 : "Dylan Thuras : Atlas Obscura" by Robin Wood
Nov. 17 " The Female Gaze : Essential Movies Made by Women" . This is part of the Key West Film Festival Nov. 14-18  Good going Emily . More details on these two events in the Oct 22 Issue.


 The October 15th Issue starts a few weeks of new Photographic Exhibition and Other Features  Here are a Few : 
including the On-Line Photo Exhibition "CLEVER GRAFFITI"

Also Next Week a Good Friend comes to Florida and shares a few Photos.

TSKW's Book Retailer : Books and Books ;  Started their 2018 / 2019 events season a few weeks ago Jack E. Davis "The Gulf The Making of an American Sea". Our Feature on that event & Kwame Alexander's Visit; next week
KT Timberlake Headlines a New Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery for First Friday Art Stroll. Exhibition up until end of October. Photo Feature next week.

Everyone's Friend and International Hemingway Historian and Author ; and of course his 20 Years of Performing "Hemingway on Stage" Brian Gordan Sinclair

ON DEC. 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM  for





Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL


ABC Walk/Run Saturday, November 3, 2018!!  ABC stands for "Awareness Breast Cancer," and Zonta encourages you to  join in  with the hundreds of expected Runners and Walkers for
this year's event on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Pre-registration is online only.
To sign up for the 2018 walk,  please click the link below to go to our partner's site, Theme Runs "Run Sign Up".
Start Time:                        8:00 AM - Salute Restaurant
                                         1000 Atlantic Blvd. (Higgs Beach)
More Photos from the 60's & 70's
Remember this groovy gang from the children's variety show called The Krofft Supershow? It featured Kaptain Kool and the Kong, and other cool live-action segments, skits, and songs. For the first season, Kaptain Kool and the Kongs were this wacky glam rock band but then in season two, they did some 'rebranding'. Their entire image was 'toned down' quite a few notches and they even downsized from a five- to a four-person band. The show itself was also notable for filming its segments in-studio with an audience of children.
Pictured here is the cast of the television series, Operation Petticoat including John Astin and a very young Jamie Lee Curtis. The show ran from 1977 to 1979 and is best described as "hijinks on the high seas" after a United States submarine has to take a group of female nurses aboard.  At one point the sub actually gets painted pink! 
The show probably would have lasted longer if they didn't basically replace the entire cast for the show's second season. The rating plummeted after that and naturally, cancellation soon followed.

The sitcom, Too Close for Comfort, aired on ABC from 1980 to 1983 and was modeled after the British series Keep It in the Family. Its name was later changed to The Ted Knight Show when it was retooled for its final season.  It stars Ted Knight as Henry Rush, Nancy Dussault as Muriel Rush, Deborah Van Valkenburgh as Jackie Rush, and Lydia Cornell as Sara Rush.
In it, "Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both sides often feel that it's "too close for comfort", in this half-hour situation comedy."

Who could forget the classic 1979 comedy Meatballs, in which Bill Murray made his first film appearance in a starring role as the lead counselor Tripper Harrison? This film was also the launching point of director Ivan Reitman, whose later comedies included Stripes (1981) and Ghostbusters (1984), both starring Murray. 
In it, Tripper takes on a group of new counselors-in-training (CITs) at Camp North Star while engineering practical jokes at the expense of Camp director Morty Melnick- like being taken from his cabin in the middle of the night and relocated to an unusual place.
Lyra Radford is one of the Principle Writers of this "Groovy History" Feature; You will also find the additional Authors from "Groovy History" in the Link Below.
Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".
The Groovy History Link
The Authors from Groovy History Link
Next Week more Photos from the 60's and 70'
More of Tom Flip's "Heads Up" at TSKW

Part 2 of Our Feature on the Oct. 17 Launch Kick Off Party

What films will we highlight? Who will be 2018's honored guests? 
These questions and more will be answered October 17th at Mangoes at 7PM.

Our recent KWFF Pop Up Event was an amazing turn out for Happy Hour and the screening of SCIENCE FAIR.  We love seeing this support from KWFF Members, VIP All Access Pass Holders, and the community in general.  Good to see you're enjoying the year-round film experience with the KWFF!  Thank you again to The Key West Business Guild and Key West Printing Company, for helping us produce this great community event.  

If you are not locked in as a VIP All Access Pass holder just yet, this is the time to do so.  Talk to your family and friends and take advantage of the upcoming Flash Sale the night of October 17th.  Buy 3 and Get the 4th Free.  VIP All Access is the easiest way to get in and out of screenings with the peace of mind knowing that there's always a seat for you.  It also is your quick entry to all related KWFF events for the week - receptions, Q&A, etc. and gets you discounts on merchandise too!

A more enhanced KWFF experience and higher level of support of the KWFF is becoming a KWFF Member.

We're 47 days away from opening night and October 17th is our Official Launch Event for KWFF 2018!  Mark your calendar and tell your friends - it's going to be another great night with everyone. 
- The KWFF Team 


Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Next one Oct 13

 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit  BOOKING INFO .  


Are you a glue-gun guru and artist with a knack for fashion?  Submit your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bras to Womankind to "support" their upcoming signature BraZaar fundraiser, presented by Last Key Realty. The official Fantasy Fest event is set for Monday, October 22 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theatre, featuring a  pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, and a Rack Sale of old and new artist-made bra designs. The event uplifts with a 1970s game-show motif, complete with a hilarious show host, unsuspecting participants, and spectacular and hilarious prizes. Event proceeds benefit the 
nonprofit medical center that offers affordable healthcare to Keys women, and the people who love them. Due to Space Constraints ; I had to cut this Feature down from what I an the last few weeks...To learn more go to their website and facebook page; as well as click the Sept 3 Issue Link to read complete Feature
Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating and can be purchased at starting September 1.  For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist's bra, contact Cricket Desmarais at or call Womankind at 305-294-4004.
2015 Models : Photo by Larry Blackburn



L-R Daniel Walsh, Melody Morales Rojas, Emerson Farris, & Luke Raspotnik.
Students National Recognized for Outstanding Test Scores
A few of the many Features in Past Issues of  The Blue Paper :
"KW Students Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Test Scores, Monroe Co. Fire Rescue Teaches Kids Fire Prevention, Real Estate Scam Alert Hits the Keys, New ALL Electronic Toll on Card Sound Rd., Rebuild Florida Bus Returns to Help Home Owners with Irma Assistance, Smoke Scare Puts Jail on Temp. Lockdown, Hurricane Michael Churns Up Keys waters, Monroe Co, Emergency Manager & Asst. County Attorney, Support State During Hurricane, Bicyclist Dies on N. Roos. Blvd., 
 Name of KW Man that Died in Old Town Bicycle / Truck Collision Released, Marathon Airport Hosting FREE 75th. Anniversary Event, A Royal Retrospective "A Look Back at FF King & Queens", KW Loses Elegant & Enthusiastic Supporter in David Wolkowsky, Police seek help in Stabbing Incident, Blue Paper asks what do you think?, Blue Paper Island Voices. MCSO Seeks help in Theft Cases, Tennessee Williams Museum Nominated for Tourist Award, Coast Guard Pulls Man from Boat, and Much More..


SALT Gallery features Sarah Plaia Davidson in October
  For the month of October, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.,  will feature "Atmospheric Tendencies," a new collection of serene oil paintings and block prints by local artist Sarah Plaia Davidson. To celebrate Sarah's new works,  SALT will be hosted an opening reception at the gallery Last Week.  The Oct. 15th Issue will have a Photo Feature from this Event.

Sarah has been visiting Key West since the 1990s and pulls a lot of her inspiration from the tropical landscape. "Well, first there is the water," she explains. "As they say, it soothes the savage beast and I am no exception. Secondly, the salt. Elementally, it removes what is not wanted. The salt is also a great conductor, so I find Key West to be quite magical in that way. Endless sky and water speak to me as an artist because my work organically moves toward the minimal. I love the soft palette, the soft ground plane. It's both empty and full at the same time."
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine, and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Sarah's work will remain on display until the end of October. For more information, 305-517-6088 WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM 
(L)Co-Owner / Gallery Manager Laura Richardson with Sarah Plaia Davidson


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 8th. Annual OceanFest.

Here are a few paragraphs from an E-Mail Newsletter that I receive from MOTE a few weeks ago; even though it is older ; it deserves sharing with you .  Hit DOLPHIN LINK
to see the entire article / E-Newsletter
Since July 2018, elevated numbers of bottlenose dolphins have died along Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in southwest Florida. On Aug. 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared this an  unusual mortality event (UME), likely related to the ongoing bloom of Florida red tide (Karenia brevis
) algae.

Mote Marine Laboratory's Stranding Investigations Program has been the primary responder to the UME in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Since July 1, Mote and partners have responded to 17 deceased bottlenose dolphins in in this area and worked to conduct thorough necropsies and biological sampling for lab tests. So far, samples from 10 of Mote's recovered dolphins have been tested for Florida red tide neurotoxins (brevetoxins), and all were positive for brevetoxinss. Samples from nine dolphins have been sent and are pending analysis.


2018 Art Garden
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
So Much Fun going ALL over their Gardens Looking for the Sculptures; They also provide a Map.

WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929  6631 Maloney Ave. #F


Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

Martha Resk ; The Business Mgr. and one of the Top Generals to the President Elizabeth (Liz) Young sent this

Hope you are well and enjoying this end of summer! 
We continue with our current show, in the downstairs gallery, we have the "Tamiami Trail: In the beginning 100 year anniversary" which is an exhibition of original artwork by members of the Tropical Botanic Artists collective. The exhibition's 30- plus plant portraits depict species found in multiple vegetation zones along the Tamiami Trail.
In the second floor gallery, we continue to exhibit "The Colors of Spring Members & Friends Show". This 2 nd  floor exhibit celebrates the beautiful hues of Spring. With Vibrant flowers and landscapes, "The Colors of Spring" showcases the joy of color, and the hope that accompanies each season.
We also have a call to artists, for the 2019 Members & Friends Show called "Navigating New Waters". We ask artists to move out of their comfort zone, expand your medium, and to try something new! The show will be Friday , November 2, 2018. The deadline to drop off artwork is late October, so there is still time to prepare a piece. More Information and a registration form is available on our website, at

Two images are above,  (L) "The Pink Lady" flower painting by Aaron Wright is from the Members show, and the (R) "Passiflora Pallens" by Jedda Wong is from the Tamiami Trail show.


Allison Rich,  Sr. Library Assistant,  Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street,  Key West, FL  33040,  305-292-3595

The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering a free 8-week Short Story Workshop titled "Writing on the Autograph Tree", led by author Edgardo Alvarado.  Participants will meet every Thursday September 13th through November 15th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm tdiscuss and work on their short story.  All participants must be 18 years old or older and must present a copy of an original writing before the first session. Seating is limited to 10 people.  For more information or to reserve your seat, call 305-292-3595.  This workshop is free and open to the public.  


Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400


 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857


Rodney Ross from Aids Help CC sent this  over  Here are most of the events for the week of Oct.14 to Grand Finale Event on Oct.19
Through Sunday, October 14th, join QMitch for BINGO upstairs at the 801 Bourbon Bar, 801 Duval Street. Proceeds benefit all Candidates represented. Get out your dauber and head starts at 5 p.m. but we urge you to get your place early! Join the fun, always bawdy, sometimes naughty!
Through Tuesday, October 16th, at 6:30 p.m. join your Candidates at AQUA nightclub, 711 Duval, for 'Aqua Idol'. Vote with your bucks for your favorite Candidates' singer(s)...without the heartbreak of singer eliminations!  CONTINUED AFTER THESE 3 FLYERS

On the night before The Royal Coronation Ball, on October 18th, to celebrate our Royals at the 3rd Annual Royal Retrospective, a memorabilia exhibition curated by Cori Convertito and Dennis Beaver in the foyer of The Custom House, 281 Front Street. From 6-8 p.m., all former Kings, Queens, Dukes, Duchess, Prince and Princess are encouraged to attend this final All-Candidate celebration featuring a cash bar, and appetizers. Admission is a suggested $10.00 donation.  CONTINUED BELOW EVENTS THIS WEEK
'A Free Ice Cream Cone' at Dairy Queen, 1207 United Street, on Sunday, October 14th, from 1 - 4 p.m. Fun, raffles and games! An Attorney Bernie for Queen event.
The Larry Blackburn La Te Da Tea Dance, Sunday, October 14 from 4-6:30 p.m. at 1125 Duval. A Key West tradition!  A fun, all-welcome event for locals and visitors alike, this Key West Tea Dance takes place outside by the pool and features great dance music from local radio stars DJs Rude Girl and Molly Blue. Come dance with Larry! Admission is free, but donations gladly accepted.
'King Tides And Queen's Pleasures Date Auction' on Sunday, October 14th, at Mangoes, 700 Duval Street, from 7-10 p.m. Bring your money and your salacious appetites to the upstairs Ricky Ricardo room and bid on your favorite date and their from all walks of life are just waiting for you to bid on them. Hints: we'll be auctioning off King Paul Murphy and his HUGE package, along with AH Executive Director Scott Pridgen and his secret package...did we mention Queen ML and her surprise package? One auction you won't want to miss! Admission is free. A Jenn for Queen Event.
'A Salute to Broadway: Everything Old is New Again' at Bourbon St. Pub, 724 Duval, on Monday, October 15th. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Host Christopher Peterson will entertain along with local talents singing Broadway tunes from yesterday through today. Fantastic live and silent Auction items from the collection of Danny Weathers, former director of the Waterfront Playhouse.  If you love Broadway history, you will not want to miss this! $25 includes show and door prizes. Cash bar.  Tickets at  An Attorney Bernie For Queen event, sponsored by Edward Jones Financial Key West
'Las Vegas Royalty Martini Madness' at DeRubeis Art Gallery, 511 Duval on October 15th at 7:00 p.m. Dress your best and come to the finest gallery in Key West!  Featuring Jenn's signature martini blends and the cool days of old. An elegant evening of martinis, artists and their art and the smooth stylings of Broadway star Teri White. The most dapper Rat Pack-inspired outfit and best dressed always gets a prize! Your $50 reservation may be made at A Jenn for Queen Event.
'Let's Glow Crazy Party!' on Wednesday, October 16th, from 6-9 p.m. at AQUA Sidebar, 504 Angela St. After the Aqua Idol Finals, come get your glow on using our professional body painter or wear your own creative glow costume. Relive the 80's Black light party with music and strobe lights. Open bar with beer, wine, well drinks and soda. $50.
'Pirates & Wenches Rum Adventures Rum Tasting' at The Roost, 508 Fleming on October 17th, from7-10 p.m. Ahoy matey!  Hemmingway is no match for us!  Get a flight of three rums from around the world to try with additional flavors to purchase as we judge the best pirate and wench, prize goes to the best dressed. Admission is $40 and may be purchased at  A Jenn for Queen Event.
Elegance at The Garden Hotel on Wednesday, October 17th, at The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela Street. Cooking by the Iron Chefs of Key West, live music. More details to follow. $75 admission. A joint Attorney Bernie For Queen and Larry Blackburn for King Event.
And, of course, it all concludes at The Royal Coronation Ball, presented at the Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront on Friday, October 19th, beginning at 6 p.m.  Simply go to to reserve your VIP dinner tickets now! It's an event that sells out fast, so be sure and make your plans now!


The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #) 

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic




WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

Part 2

18 CT MARINE Driver : Andy Strobert Throttles : Billy Moore

4 CLEVLAND CONSTRUCTION Driver Edward Smith St. Clair MI.  Throttles : Grant Bruggemann  Brandenton Fla.

O4 TEAM OCTANE Driver Jim Simmons  Throttles : Tony Canale

P3-1 2ND AMENDMENT Driver Karl Steger Fenton Mo. Throttles St. Charles Mo.


 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2 April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14 and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue




WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433


(Formerly Called FAVOR)

KT Timerlake Exhibition all October

KT was a beloved Key West resident for 23 years and now lives in Healdsburg CA. Her inspirations include the history of Key West beach glass, classic movies and the peace of mind her affordable health insurance gives her so she can create sparkly whimsical objects. By complete coincidence her tiaras and wire crocheted jewelry are in the same gallery in Healdsburg as long time Key Wester Janis Childs whose painted bowls are also at Frangipani. KT and Janis were neighbors on Riviera Drive for many years.
Exhibition up until end of October


  . Next Luncheon is 11/7. at KW Beach Side Marriott N. Roos. Blvd.  Next Nov. Mixer 11/14 at The KW FireHouse Museum 1024 Grinnel St.
"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands o Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.   Write or Call  Hit LINK2 for direct Luncheon Reservation and Info.


The next few Issues should include Info. on their Concert Season for 2018 / 2019

Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.

Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 305-440-059


Last Stand supports appropriate housing density near work locations

Last Stand has joined other community and environmental groups in a joint statement opposing the density increase proposed in the new County Comprehensive Plan Goal 109.
"Replacing workforce housing lost to Hurricane Irma is essential.  
Let's do it right and in the right places.
- We oppose the County's attempt through Goal 109 to again change the laws intended to protect our low-density suburban island neighborhoods from high-density development.  
-  Low-density workforce housing in suburban island neighborhoods. High-density workforce housing where the work is." Last Stands Urges you to call the County Commissioners. Due to Space Constraints please go to their website for additional detailed information.


Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"

September 24 :
September 17 :
To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
September 10
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3

The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email 


WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM 305-295-9797 3485 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
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GREAT EVENT SAT. OCT. 27 FOR FANTASY FEST : Their Annual Parade Viewing Party from their 2nd Floor Outdoor Decks ( Outstanding Spot to view the Parade) $100 PP Includes Buffett and Open Bar.. Call Number Below for Reservations ; and if it's last minute decision and they have available space ; simply walk in.

712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  


More from Brian Gordan Sinclair

One of his 6 Books from The Hemingway Monologues that he has Performed in Key West for 20 Years..



We're looking for short plays about Key West, Stock Island, and Lower Keys folks -- historical, contemporary, hearsay, (maybe) even the stuff legends are built on. Our ideal length is 10 minutes (but that doesn't mean that a 5 minute monologue wouldn't work). Our goal is to capture and tell the tales of our Keys history. Fringe will produce selected plays as part of our upcoming 2018-19 season.
Submission Ends Oct. 18
check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season

305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 

Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries


Due to Space Constraints : There will be no Photo Galleries from Mile Zero in this Issue ; but will have some in the next few Issues....


WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081


WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531


We are one of many 'pods' across the globe, 
part of a grassroots movement started by 
PlantPure Communities, a non-profit. 

The  'Whole Plant Lifestyle in Key West' pod,
is a local non-profit independent group, that
advocates whole plant nutrition for all these reasons:
health, the environment, sustainability,
animal welfare, and food inequities.

Free, open to the public. Free raffles! Free prizes!
Free whole plant nutrition information sessions.
Find us at the Key West Library:
During the month of September 5,12, 19 & 26, Wednesdays, 5-7pm; ALSO THE ENTIRE MONTH OF OCTOBER





Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG  55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288



WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Sit Inside Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
Editor's Note : I look forward to taking some new Pics of some of the Chef's Creations as they come out of the Kitchen; and insert them shortly in their ad.. ALSO
Every Year Michael and Heather help out many of the Non-Profit Organizations by Hosting Dinner Parties. These Dinner Parties are Promoted by Mangia-Mangia and the Different Non-Profit Groups.  Michael and Heather wIll GIVE BACK 20% of the Bill to the Non-Profit Organization.  ALSO you don't have to be a member of the organization to attend; simply show up and sit with the Members; and once again 20% of your Bill will be GIVEN BACK to the Non-Profit Organization. Right now there are Evening Dates still available ; Call Heather at Mangia-Mangia
These are the non-prof's we are hosting 20% so far, and want any interested to email us at
More dates are probably filled since I received the updated List ; but They can always give your group a Prime Date

Oct. 15 KWHS Conchettes
Oct. 16 Sigsbee
Oct. 17 KWHS Conchettes
Dec. 6 Wesley House & Lighted Bike Parade


WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
 Oct. 14 :Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, Nov. 7 : Ottmar Lieberft, Nov. 15 : Thunder From Down Under, Nov. 16 : Livingston Taylor, Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.
Nov. 15 Thunder from Down Under
Nov 28
Kingston Trio Legacy Tour
Jefferson Starship

John Waters December 16

Dec 7th: Paula Poundstone
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country's pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in...

Oct. 7 Continuation of the "Songwriter Series" with Majory Lee, Andy Westcott & Tony Roberts
For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7


Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor

Nov. 7 : Ottmar Liebert

TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at
Key West Theater presents
(L) A few more events : Nov. 25 at The San Carlos NICK NORMAN BAND "AN EVENING FEATURING CAFFEINE CARL WAGONER & JOEY MARCHIANO Additional Info.
(R) The Smallest Band in Key West Jan. 10 for more info

  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433



Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
October Issue Just Out

Just a Few of the Features in the October 2018 "Keys Traveler" : Revelry to Rule at KW Fantasy Fest Masquerade March, World Championship PowerBoat Races to roar into KW, Perry Hotel Presents "Ringmaster's Pool Party : A Fantasy Fest Event", & Celebrate 75 Years of Aviation at the Marathon Airport.

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing



ALSO : "Carmen by Request : A Musical Journey" 11/16 & 17
"Adventures in Burlesqueland : A KW Burlesque Production" 11/18-26
WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

With Bells On 12/11-1/5, Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9, Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical 2/19-3/16, Meteor Shower 3/23-4/20

Our "Theatre Section" Continues with Coffee Mill Dance Studio
CoffeeMill Dance Studio Fall 2018 Semester Started on Tuesday, September 4th
CoffeeMill Dance Studio, Key West's premier instructional dance studio for over 35 years, kicks off their Fall 2018 semester on September 4 with a full roster of children and adult dance and fitness classes at their two locations at 'The Annex' at 605a Simonton Street and 'By the Bay' at 3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2. 
For more information, call the CoffeeMill Dance Studio at 305-296-9982, email, or visit for a full schedule.  


We're looking for short plays about Key West, Stock Island, and Lower Keys folks -- historical, contemporary, hearsay, (maybe) even the stuff legends are built on. Our ideal length is 10 minutes (but that doesn't mean that a 5 minute monologue wouldn't work). Our goal is to capture and tell the tales of our Keys history. Fringe will produce selected plays as part of our upcoming 2018-19 season.
Submission Ends Oct. 18
check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season.. Click Website Link

 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 


 Click LINK1 For more details


"Hampton's Art & Culture" in the Next few Issues will be back to Featuring Greater Detail in this Section. Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce Luxury Graffiti, our upcoming solo exhibition of new works by artist Stephen Wilson.  Wilson's first exhibition at Roman Fine Art will feature works from his ongoing Luxury series as well as selections from his newest Model Tapestries and Brick Wall series.  

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 6, 6-8 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: October 5 - November 4, 2018
LOCATION: 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937
Hit Link Below for Complete E-Flyer on Exhibition which will also give another LINK to many of Stephen's Works
"Luxury Graffiti" by Stephen Wilson 34 X 45 Mixed Media on Designer Boxes

Stephen Wilson is a mixed-media artist best known for his artistic exploration of the intersections between traditional craft and contemporary culture through blended use of handicraft techniques with modern technologies and pop iconography.  High fashion influences are quite prevalent in his work.  His redefinition of textile and embroidery-based art forms evokes questions regarding luxury consumerism and high-low art distinctions.

Iris Ornig on Monday Nights Hosting Jazz at Kitano 8-11pm  66 Park Ave. at 38th. St. NYC.. Thanks Iris for Keeping your Key West and Southampton Fans Up to Date. Check her Facebook Page

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak

New Numbers and E-Mail 
Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933
Exhibition for Eric Demarchelier & Other Talented Hamptons Artisans at Lucille Khornak Art Galleries
The Oct. 22nd. Issue will have a Feature on how Lucille and her Photographic Studios are getting ready for their Hundreds of Annual Holiday Family Home and Portraits Shoots


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019 
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Led by educator Linda Stolze, the program celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits.  

Parent & Me Fort Adventures are open to children aged 0-5 and run from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 4 through May and is $5 per family. For more information visit or call Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  
Photo by Carol Tedesco

Key West Art & Historical Society Celebrates Fantasy Fest Altruism and the Candidates Behind it

Key West Art & Historical Society presents their 3rd annual "A Royal Retrospective" exhibit, October 11-29 in the lobby of the Custom House Museum. It is a look back at decades of Key West Fantasy Fest revelry, royalty and altruism via memorabilia, keepsakes, photographs, and posters, co-curated by Tennessee Williams Museum curator Dennis Beaver and Society curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D.  

And one night only - Thursday, October 18 from 6pm-8pm - the exhibit becomes the site for an all-candidate "Royal Retrospective" party open to the public, with a cash bar and light appetizer fare, with 100% of the $10 admission benefitting AIDS Help of Monroe County. Former Fantasy Fest Kings and Queens are encouraged to attend.
Fantasy Fest events are sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council and the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.   For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.orgor 305.295.6616 x112.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 
The all-candidate AIDS Help fundraiser taking place Thursday, October 18 from 6pm-8pm aims to be "a reunion of sorts" says Convertito, and encourages former Kings and Queens to join the party, which features the exhibit, a cash bar, and light appetizers. For more information, visit or contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x112. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Guest Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly to present "The History, Culture, and Politics of BDSM"
Key West's 10-day long extravaganza of exuberant and sensual Fantasy Fest parties and parades create the foundation for Key West Art & Historical Society's adult-only, Distinguished Speaker Series presentation, "The History, Culture, and Politics of Bondage/Domination/Sadomasochism," by psychologist, sexologist and sex therapist Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly from 6:00PM-7:00PM on October 25 at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street.
Dr. Connolly will discuss her research on the subject and reveal fascinating facts about the nature and role of BDSM among couples. For adults over 21 only, this exciting lecture promotes a fun, utterly frank and positive view of BDSM. But there is also an important message: In gaining insights and an educated perspective into the beliefs, and mythologies regarding BDSM, one can better understand one's own sexual mysteries.
Tickets are $20.00 for Society members and $25 for non-members, and can be reserved at KWAHS.ORG (click on "Tickets" tab).
Photo Caption:
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series guest Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly presents "The History, Culture, and Politics of BDSM" from 6:00PM-7:00PM on October 25 at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street.



by Alyson Crean
In preparation for repairing the seawall at the Key West Aquarium - damaged by Hurricane Irma - The City's environmental engineering consultant Tetra Tech this week moved several large healthy stony corals that have grown up along the seawall.  Working under a permit by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, biologists inventoried and removed corals for relocating to the sanctuary's coral nursery nearby in Truman Harbor. Once the coral colonies are safely out of harm's way, restoration of the damaged waterfront area will continue.
Coral nursery manager Erich Bartels of CBE Marine will care for the corals until they can be used to support critical restoration or research projects.  According to sanctuary officials, rescue of these particular corals is especially important because they are species known to be affected by stony coral tissue loss disease. Identifying healthy corals of susceptible species may aid coral reef managers in stemming losses from the current disease outbreak.

  In Above Photos :Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary coral nursery manager Erich Bartels swaddles delicate corals retrieved before reconstruction of the seawall at the Key West Aquarium. The corals will be housed at the sanctuary's nursery in Truman Harbor to be used later for restoration or research.







WWW.REEFRELIEF.ORG 305-294-3100 631 Greene St.

Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.



WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300
Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month (1-3p) , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander.   Next Opening is 10/14



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