The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
October 22, 2018
The In-Crowd at Jazz in the Gardens 
L-R Tim McAlpine (Guitar), Libby, Hal Howland (Drums) & Mark Ross Reeds / Brass)
Libby York & Friends at Jazz in the Gardens. Pic Feature Below

Here we have a photo from an episode of The Sonny & Cher Show back in 1977 when Farrah Fawcett appeared as a guest. In it, Farrah and Cher played talking storefront mannequins! Both iconic beauties donned glamorous dresses and makeup, but of course the move awkwardly because they are mannequins. So, the deal is, no one can know that they are actually alive so when humans are around they have to stay perfectly still, but once alone, they can reanimate. Then two guys come in and they start messing around in the store and reposing the mannequins... as you can imagine things got uncomfortable.
Pt. 8 A Look Back at The 60's & 70's Through Photos

Pt. 2 Our Photographic Exhibition on " Clever Graffiti" 

The SouthernMost Classic Car Club Show Sun. Oct 21 (More Below)

Pt. 2 of our On-Line Photographic Feature "Old Items that are No Longer Produced and Probably Forgotten"

Dedrick Betha Receives 20 YR Award
MCSO as Usual Receives Another National Award
Our Weekly The City of Key West and MCSO Sections

"Cruise to the 40's" 12/5
Just a Few of the Many Events from KWAHS
Next "Distinguished Speaker Series 10/25 with Dr.Pamela Stephenson Connolly "The History, Culture, & Politics of Bondage -Domination- & Sadomasochism"
Our New Look Key West Arts & Historical Society (KWAHS) Sections
(Upper-L) Upcoming Exhibition 12/7-2/10/19 "Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell" (Upper-R) One of 9 Current Exhibitions Detailed in our Issues

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 

WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM NOV. 14-18. The Oct. 29th. Issue will have a Lead Feature on Last Week's KWFF Launch Kick Off Event at Mangoes. An Amazing Line Up of Films Were Announced for the 2018 KWFF (Must Attend)

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

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)

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

 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Features Dozens of Local News Stories in Depth.  Check out "Commuter to Begin Daily KW Route in Nov."(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)
Key West Garden Club Meeting 11/1
Pinchers Fantasy Fest Parade Viewing Party with Seafood Buffet & Open Bar : Sat 10/27
Keys Community Band in Key Largo is Looking for Musicians (More Below) + Next Week Complete 2018 / 2019 Concert Schedule
"Chapman Lane" by Deborah J. Moore
Group Show from the Artists of Frangipani Gallery Nov. 2 (More Below)

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7955 Each Week.  In this Issue ; October 22, 2018 : Our Tour of The Gardens Hotel + Pics of Libby York & Friends "Sunday Jazz in the Gardens", Pt. 8 "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's from Groovy History in Photos", Pt. 2 Photo Exhibition "Clever Graffiti", SouthernMost Car Club Car Show 10/21, Pt. 2 Photo Exhibition " Old Items That are No Longer Produced and Perhaps Forgotten", Our Weekly MCSO & The City of Key West Features, Our New Look Sections from TSKW & KWAHS, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM ,
KWFF Launch Event 1 Month Prior to Nov. 14-18, Super Boat International Nov. 4-11, Marc House Pumpkin Patch, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow,  36th. Annual Headdress Ball 10/25, Pinchers Annual "Fantasy Fest Parade Viewing Party (Buffet & Open Bar) from 2nd. Fl. Deck 10/27, Zombie Bike Ride Sun. 10/21 Starts 2PM at Fort East Martello with Viewing Route All Over Key West, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens "Screaming Green Halloween" Sat. Oct 27 10a-2pm

Adam Scott Rote "Artist of the Stars" at The Key West Gallery 10/22-24 (Must Visit), Next Week Another Favorite Artist
 Michael Cheval's On-Line Exhibition to get you ready for his Wyland Gallery Exhibition, Madam DuJour's Magical Game Show & Burlesque Experience 10/19-26 at Waterfront Playhouse, Author Carrie Jo Howe's "Island Life Sentence" , WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Extensive Calendar of Events & Hundreds of Photo Galleries, "Books & Books" Schedule of Nov. Authors,  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM ,
De La Gallery Oct. Events Inc. Fantasy Fest Party, Frangipani Group Show 11/2, Next Week Photos from  Gallery on Greene's Andy Thurber Exhibition + Many of Andy's Works, Reef Relief's Fantasy Fest "Blue Party" 10/22, Steven K. Murray-Smith & The Pride Conch Flag, WWW.JUSTDOITKEYWEST.COM  Extensive Calendar of Events, Key West Garden Club Meeting 11/1, Keys Community Band Would Like a Few More Musicians,

FKSPCA Fantasy Fest Party at Ricks "Cocktails for Animal Tails" 10/23, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , 
Preserve Island Life Events , Lucky Street GallerySheriff Ramsay & MCSO Receive FCAC Excelsior Accreditation Award + Next Animal Farm Opening Sun. 10/28, WomanKind "BraZaar" 10/22 at KWT, KWBG Nov. Mixer & Luncheon + New Promotional Opp."KW Deals & Discounts",   WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM & My Feature Link/Photos of Last "Meet the Candidates" + WWW.KEYS-ELECTIONS.ORG to GIVE YOU ALL the Info You Need (Keep up the Great Job Hometown Crew & Joyce Griffin and Her Staff), Mangia-Mangia has Non-Profit Org. Dinner Night & Gives Back 20%, Zazoo Art Gallery has Don Oriolo in town 10/25 & 26 + Warner Brothers Icon Cartoon Figures on Display, Next KWAHS "Distinguished Speaker" Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly "The History-Culture & Politics of Bondage, Domination, & Sadomasochism", TSKW's Next "Residents on the Porch Pot Luck" 10/24, Karen Wray's "Collections Key West" Gallery, Zonta (ABC) Awareness Breast Cancer 5K Walk / Run 11/2, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Member Show, WWW.KEYSLIBRARIES.ORG , 

Key West Employee Dedrick Bethea Receives 20 Year Award, Key West WildLife Ctr., KW Art Center, Tennessee Williams Museum, Artists of Guild Hall, Cocco and Salem Gallery, Gildea Fine Contemporary Art Gallery, Harrison & Stone Soup Galleries, Salt Island & GingerBread Square Galleries, WWW.EQFL.ORG
 , Key West Theater Section, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Last Stand : Protecting The Keys, Past Issue Links, USCG Ingham Museum Bingo Wednesdays, Bayview Park Green Mkt. Thursdays, Our Theatre Section & "Hamptons Art & Culture" Section, KW Literary Seminars,  WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe Co., WWW.FKCC.EDU,  Truman Little White  House, Q-Magazine, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways, Isle Cook, & More. Thanks for Reading, Ed.

"SoulScape" by Hazel Griffiths

 Tim McAlpine (Guitar), Libby, Hal Howland (Drums) & Mark Ross Reeds / Brass)

A Tour of "The Gardens" Up Shortly

Pt. 2 Our Photographic Feature On "Clever Graffiti" 
The First Two are more in the Category of "Chalk Art"

Look Closely at Below
The World Going Down the Drain
More Clever Graffiti Up Shortly

Here's a classic of actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford playing ping-pong back in 1969. The two leading men were on the set of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' at the time. 
This American Western was directed by George Roy Hill and is loosely based on the real Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford). After a string of train robberies, the partners in crime go on the run with Sundance's lover, Etta Place (Katharine Ross), and head to Bolivia to continue their criminal careers. 
Here's a nice shot of a sultry looking Raquel Welch lounging around back in 1967. Welch may have been one of the most popular sex symbols of 1960s and 1970s. In a sea of blonde bombshells, Welch broke the mold of what it meant to be a sex symbol. Despite her impressively long resume, she'll probably always be best remembered for her role in "One Million Years BC." 
She was in Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969) and Myra Breckinridge. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974 for her performance in The Three Musketeers. She was cast in Right to Die in 1987, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Television Film for her performance.
Welch also took on the fitness industry with "The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program." In more recent years she's taken on the business world, launching her own signature line of wigs, jewelry, and skincare products. Welch was also selected as the newest face of MAC Cosmetics Beauty Icon series. 
Here we have a 21-year old rock 'n roll legend named Buddy Holly back in 1958, whose life was cut tragically short by a plane crash just one year after this photo was taken. 
Buddy Holly is considered a pioneer in rock and roll, during his short career, Holly wrote, recorded, and produced his own material. He is often regarded as the artist who defined the traditional rock-and-roll lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums. 
Holly influenced some of rock's greatest contributors like the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and Bob Dylan.  Holly was among the first artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, back in 1986, and  Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 13 on their "100 Greatest Artists" list.
Pictured here is a graceful Meryl Streep in the film Manhattan back in 1979, (which was written, directed, and starred Woody Allen). This romantic comedy is often considered one of Allen's best films and it tells the story of a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer (Allen) who dates a 17-year-old girl (played by Mariel Hemingway). As if that wasn't scandalous enough, he ends up falling in love with his best friend's mistress (Diane Keaton). 
Meryl Streep and Anne Byrne also star in this critically acclaimed film. Manhattan was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Hemingway and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Allen and Brickman.
Moonraker is the eleventh installment in the James Bond series to be produced by Eon Productions. It was fourth to star Roger Moore as James Bond and it co-stars Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Corinne Cléry, and Richard Kiel. In it, Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and what he discovers is a plot to commit global genocide and re-create humanity with a master race. Moonraker was noted for its incredibly high production cost for the time. The film cost $34 million, which is almost twice the cost of its predecessor The Spy Who Loved Me. It eventually became the highest-grossing film of the entire series at sales of $210,300,000 worldwide. That record wasn't beaten until 1995, with GoldenEye
Many Readers have commented that they are really enjoying this Multi-Part Feature ; here are the Links to the First 7 Parts....
Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link   
Part 2 (  ) 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
Part 7 Oct. 15
Groovy History and Writers Credits and Links at the end of the Three Parts in this Issue
More "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photos" Up Shortly
Last Week we Featured Paintings from  Donna Blossom ; Click DONNA Link to see the Feature and the Paintings
 Acrylic on Canvas
"Autumn Illusion"

"Winter's Frost"

Part 2 of  a Multi-Week / Part Photo Feature "Old Items that are NO LONGER AROUND and Perhaps Forgotten"

More Next Week

Next Week's Issue Oct. 29th; Will have A Multi Part / Multi Week Feature on Michael Cheval's (One of my Favorite Artists) will be appearing at Wyland Gallery probably be the 3rd Week in November
WWW.WYLANDGALLERYS.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
His Works Hang Year Round.

Madam DuJour's Magical Game Show and Burlesque Experience
Oct. 19-26 at The WaterFront Playhouse

Magical Unicorns make a surprise guest appearance at Madam DuJour's Magical Game Show and Burlesque Experience October 19-26 at the Waterfront Playhouse 311 Wall Street, Key West, Florida. For tickets go to 
Christa Hunt (aka) Tatah Dujour 
Creator/ Director/ Producer 
Key West Burlesque | Production DuJour 
"Celebrating 11 years of Striptease in the Florida Keys"

Moana Amour and Chief Peach shake, shake, shake it as rum and cola at Madam DuJour's Magical Game Show and Burlesque Experience October 19-26 at the Waterfront Playhouse 311 Wall Street, Key West, Florida. For tickets go to 
Photo credit ALL 4 Photos Crystal Smith 

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. Last Week we ran a Feature on this Exhibition ; Click Oct. 15 Issue Link and WWW.TSKW.ORG to see this Feature and ALL The Paintings

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


The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) holds the first of the 2018 season,  
SHOW &SHINE, this Sunday, October 21st Noon to 3pm. This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. Fords, Chevys, trucks, Ratrods, 
lowriders, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it cool and on wheels it will be here.

This fun afternoon event is free to all, starts at noon till 3pm . The event continues  at the Sugarloaf Lodge, on Sugarloaf Key.MM17. Prizes, good food and cold beverages are available. The Club's  sound system will provide 50's and 60's music .Bring the kids to enjoy these beautiful relics of the auto world. This is a FREE event. 
Club members are seeking new members for a full schedule shows events.Join Sunday and get the a Club Shirt! and sticker For more information contact Dick Moody 305-942-1758.


Key West Resident & Famous Author Carrie Jo Howe


Peg Savage has contractually agreed to move to Key West, Florida. The smudged signatures on the damp cocktail napkin are irrefutable proof. 
"An adventure..." her husband Clark says.  
Peg can't swim; she's afraid of bridges (there are 42 of them); and she doesn't want to leave her friends. However, after a bottle of Cabernet, a move from Chicago to the southernmost city in the United States seems like the best decision ever.

But now Clark has taken a long term job in Cuba and she's on her own.
Neither her dog Nipper, nor the ghosts in the attic, offer up any good advice. But how hard can it be living in paradise?  
Peg dives into island life but the more effort she makes, the wider her wake of catastrophes. She is tortured by a paddle board, a giant poisonous toad, the local Conservation group, and the patron saint of hurricanes. Not to mention the persistent sweat rash under her left breast. 
A tropical depression descends on the island - one that can't be cured with medication. Peg must gather her strength if she has any hope of surviving the storm.  
"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. 
Last Week we ran a Feature on this Exhibition ; Click Oct. 15 Issue Link and WWW.TSKW.ORG to see this Feature and Many of the Brilliant Quilts 



Join us for the 10th Annual Safe Halloween! Saturday, 10/27/18, 10am - 2pm The Key West Botanical Garden 5210 College Road on Stock Island, (305)296-1504
Candy, crafts and games will be throughout the garden so kids can be in costume and hunt for tricks and treats! Bounce house Costume Contest for 2 age groups, recycle ideas, crafts food & more... Costume Contest ~ ages 5 & under: 12:15 pm ~ ages 6-12: 1P. ALSO Booth Sponsors needed : Your name and company's name will be ALL over the Gardens that day; Only $100. Contact Executive Dir. Misha McRae 305-296-1504

WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM  606 Greene St. 305-294-1669
Andy Thurber "Paris with Cayo Hueso Spice" Exhibition Hanging for Many Weeks. The Oct. 29th Issue will have many Photos from Last Weeks's Reception PLUS many of Andy's Works.

"Fourth of July" by Andy Thurber  10 X 14 Intaglio
"La Dichosa" by Andy Thurber  10 X 19 Intaglio

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


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



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

(Bottom-L) Audrey Green takes her son Zyaire for a 'horse' ride at the MARC House Pumpkin Patch.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

(T-L) Former Queen of Fantasy Fest Jodyrae Campbell celebrates her 69th birthday with a fundraising event for Attorney Bernie for Queen at the Saint. Photo by Pete Arnow
(T-R) Reigning King of Fantasy Fest Paul Murphy joins with Jacqueline Luhta in choosing Devil Horns to help out at the Attorney Bernie fundraising event at the Saint. Photo by Pete Arnow

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


WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210  Next Meeting Nov. 1

The Key West Garden Club will hold its monthly membership meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Pavilion in the garden at Fort West Martello on Atlantic Blvd. in Key West. The garden is pleased to have Janice Duquesnel as our presenter. The title of her presentation is Native Palms of the Florida Keys. The talk will include an introduction on what constitutes a native species, how to identify the palms native to the Keys, their habitat, and specific characteristics of each species.

Janice has a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography from Catholic University of America, and has worked for the Florida Park Service for over 23-years. She is a biologist with the District 5 Administration office based in the Florida Keys, but is also responsible for the submerged resources of the mainland District 5 parks. Janice's responsibilities are varied and include seagrass restoration, natural resource damage assessments, coral reef monitoring, vegetation surveys, bird surveys, endangered plant species projects, exotic plant removal, staff training, and a host of other biological work in both the upland and submerged resources of state parks. 
Our meetings are free and open to the public. For further information contact Jane Tiedeman at 305-923-3820.

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 Continue with Our Tour

More Gardens Hotel Up Shortly

Peter Max & The Key West Gallery Up Next But First
Keys Community Concert Band  LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS!
KCCB Band performs free outdoor Pops-in-the-Park concerts once a month, November through April each year.  Weekly rehearsals begin Monday October 22 at Key Largo School 104801 Overseas Hwy 7:00-8:30 PM  Even if you haven't played for some time, we welcome you!  Great players...Easy-going atmosphere...And tons of fun!   Just show up with your instrument (or we can lend you one).  For more information, please call Susan Bazin at 305-451-4530.
Next week's Issue will Feature their 2018 / 2019 Concert Schedule


Two weeks 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


MCSO Corrections receives FCAC Excelsior Accreditation Award. Also pictured is Sheriff Rick Ramsay giving the address to the Commission with our medical contract partners CCS and food services Aramark. Very proud of MCSO and the Bureau of Corrections Staff.

Above with Sheriff Rick Ramsay Tim Age & Jonathan Crane

  Go to the Facebook Link Below to Read More Additional Honors & MCSO Activities Plus Recent Features 
about Deputy LaVache;, the Annual Unloading of Pumpkins and Christmas Trees at The Marc House Plant Store with Lots of Photos.
Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Next one Oct 28

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



Next Week the Oct. 29 Issue will Feature The Works of Famous Warner Brothers Directors and Animators Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones. Zazoo has about 5 of their Works on Display and Ready to Sell
TM & © 1991 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
"The Entertainers" 26 1/4 by 23 1/4 Framed



We Now Continue with "A Look Back at the 60's and 70's in Photos"

Actress Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery had a career that spanned five decades. She will always be best remembered as the charming, witchy housewife Samantha Stephens on the television series Bewitched in the 60's. Her work on the paranormal comedy series earned her five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations!
That wasn't the first time Elizabeth was recognized for her talent, she won a Theater World Award for her 1956 Broadway debut in the production Late Love. She also earned Emmy Award nominations for her work in the television films, A Case of Rape (1974), in which she played Ellen Harrod, and The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975) in the title role.
Aren't they both just the cutest? Here we have little Timmy and his heroic Collie named Lassie, both of whom warmed the hearts of faithful viewers from 1954 and 1973. 
The show followed the adventures of Lassie and the shenanigans of her human companions. Whatever stress-inducing scenario that would send Lassie dashing off to get help, there would always be a happy, relief-filled ending for audiences. 
Lassie still remains a classic and after all this time it is still the fourth longest-running U.S. primetime television series after The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, and Law & Order.
Here we have the Swedish beauty Britt Ekland back in 1966. In addition to acting and singing, Britt Ekland was a sex icon and had quite the high profile socialite. She married actor Peter Sellers in 1964, starred in the cult classic horror "The Wicker Man" and was later a Bond girl in "The Man with the Golden Gun." She dated Rod Stewart for a time and was even said to be the inspiration for his 1977 1 hit song, tonight's the night (gonna be alright). She's now 74-years old and has authored a few books over the years including, "True Britt", "Sensual Beauty: And how to Achieve it" and "Sweet Life".

Very few things can pull people together than laughter and boy Robin Williams sure was the master of doing just that. No matter who you were or how your day had unraveled you could turn on an episode of Mork and Mindy and laugh it all away with family... and the rest of the country because just about everyone else was watching too. Nielsen ratings were very high, ranking at 3. Mork & Mindy was Robin Williams' first big break. This comedic role launched his career and propelled him towards his future greatness. Williams played the role of Mork from Ork, a bumbling alien who moves in with an earthling named Mindy. The roomies attempt to maintain a normal household which goes about as well as expected.

Princess Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi is the eldest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, and former actress Grace Kelly. Until the births of her niece Princess Gabriella and her nephew Prince Jacques of Monaco in December 2014 she was heir presumptive to the throne of Monaco, a position which she previously held from 1957 to 1958. In 1999, Caroline married Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, the heir to the former throne of the Kingdom of Hanover, and the heir male of George III of the United Kingdom.

More "A Look Back at the 60's and 70's" Up Shortly

Now More "Clever Graffiti"

Next Week in the Oct. 29th. Issue ; a few more Photos of "Clever Graffiti"


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

 In the exuberant and sensual spirit of Fantasy Fest, Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series guest Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly will present "The History, Culture, and Politics of Bondage/Domination/Sadomasochism," from 6:00pm-7:00pm on October 25 at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street. Dr. Connolly, a psychologist, sexologist and sex therapist, will discuss her research 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. Tickets are $20.00 for Society members and $25 for non-members, and can be reserved at KWAHS.ORG (click on "Tickets" tab).

Cruise back into the 40s on the S.S. KWAHS at Key West & Historical Society's "Back In Time" Fundraiser
Get decked out in your best evening frock or dinner jacket, gussy up that uniform or swing dress, or break out those zoot and victory suits and "Cruise to the 1940's" with Key West Art & Historical Society's annual "Back In Time" fundraiser for the Custom House Museum, the island's architectural crown jewel located on 281 Front Street. The Wednesday, December 5 event begins with celebratory 5:00pm cocktails on the veranda of the Custom House followed by an elegant evening aboard the SS KWAHS from 6:30pm - 10:00pm, as the Margaritaville Resort and Marina's Grand Ballroom is transformed into an unsinkable luxury cruise liner.  
Attendees can enjoy a divine dinner, swing dancing and music by Southernmost Brass Band, a really swell silent auction, prizes for the best dressed, and presentation of this year's Scotti Merrill Preservation Award while also helping support the 127-year-old Custom House building's ongoing preservation needs. For more information, visit  KWAHS.ORG  or contact Dani Holliday at 305.295.6616 x 114. 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 29 issue

"Ralph & Rita in Sienna"

"The Card Game"


Nov. 14 -18

The Kick Off Launch Party is always done 1 month before the event.  The 2018 Kick Off was a Few Days Ago. The Oct. 29 Issue will have many photos I took. ALSO ; please go to their website to see the AMAZING LINE UP OF 2018 FILMS, PARTIES, EVENTS, AND PANELS.

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



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. 
Featuring New Residents : Michael Haverty, Matthew Flynn, Lisa Bulawsky, & Laurencia Strauss. Due to Space Constraints; go to their website for more Info...& the Oct 29th. Issue will have more info. on the NEW Residents


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.


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


WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
.  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 

In the Cabaret 
Sunday, October 21 Jazz In The Gardens, acoustical Jazz Harpist Scott Marischen & Friends, 5:30-8 pm
Wednesday, October 24, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Thursday, October 25, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Friday, October 26, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, October 27, James King, III, 5-7pm
Sunday, October 28 Jazz In The Gardens, Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 5:30-8 pm

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 29 Issue.


Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL
The Oct 29th Issue will have most of the Excellent E-Flyer / E-Newsletter that Karen wants to share with You.

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
Angie Dickinson in a publicity still for Jean Negulesco's 'Jessica', 1962. Angie played the title character: "the women of a small Sicilian village, jealous of a beautiful widowed midwife, plot her ruin by refusing to have anything to do with their husbands." 
Angie began her career in various television anthologies back in the 50's before landing her breakthrough role in "Gun the Man Down" (1956) and the 1959 Western Rio Bravo, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
Over the course of her six-decade career, Dickinson has appeared in over 50 films in addition to her television work. In addition to Jessica (1962), her resume boasts big titles such as Ocean's 11 (1960), Point Blank (1967), Sabrina (1995), and Pay it Forward (2000) to name a few. 
Here's a young and beautiful Jessica Lange rocking a fur coat back in 1976. At this point in her career, the now-iconic actress was just gaining fame for her role in the 1976 monster film, King Kong. It was a (then) modern remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Of all three of the King Kong movies, the 1976 version is the only one to feature the World Trade Center instead of the Empire State Building. It was a commercial hit, in fact, it was the fifth highest-grossing film of 1977 and it won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
Here's a goodie from back in the day of comedic actor Steve Martin. Remember that old sketch 'The Festrunks' with Martin and Dan Aykroyd? It was a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live that debuted in 1977. It followed Yortuk (Aykroyd) and Georg (Martin), two brothers who had emigrated from Czechoslovakia to the United States. 
The hilarity comes from their interactions. Two culturally inept brothers go out to various social events and bars to meet attractive American women ("foxes"), however, they are too obnoxious to get very far. Their catchphrase says it all "We are, two wild and crazy guys!!"
Ah yes, the wonderful Olivia Newton-John, just hanging out back in 1971. After starring in the musical film Grease in 1978, her life would be forever changed. She became  America's sweetheart over night. Soon she was a pop-culture icon and eventually, she became the four-time Grammy award winner she is today. 
Olivia Newton-John remains one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She has also been a long-time animal rights and environmental activist and after going into remission from breast cancer, she became an advocate for health awareness and driving fundraising efforts.
Released in 1966, The Rare Breed is a western film starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills and Ben Johnson. It's loosely based on the life of rancher Col. John William Burgess. It centers on Martha Price's (O'Hara) attempt to actualize her deceased husband's dream and introduce Hereford cattle to the American West. The synopsis goes on to detail: "An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome both greedy criminals and the natural elements."
Grace Kelly spent six years as an actress during the 1950's before becoming the Princess of Monaco. A stylish, stunning, brilliant actress, who turned into a real-life Princess? Of course, Americans fell in love with her. Although, she was adored long before her marriage to Prince Rainier III, her love story just reinforced her iconic status.
It was 1953 when she gained stardom In the film Mogambo, a performance which won her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination in 1954. Subsequently, she had leading roles in five films: The Country Girl (1954), High Noon (1952), Dial M for Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955) with Cary Grant, and High Society (1956) with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.
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'

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


 419 Duval St. 305-395-2210

Jorge de la Torriente recently got the prestigious award of 
Hasselblad Master.  Because of this recognition, we are showing appreciation to all of our enthusiasts, previous and future collectors by offering expedited shipping and upgraded float frame on us.

We have very exciting events in the months to come! Make sure you sign up to our newsletter so you are well informed of events like our Fantasy Fest Art Auction, Photography Workshops, Holiday promotions and much more.  Go to their Website and Facebook sites for additional Info.. Hopefully we will have a Photo Feature that will include a Tour of the Gallery and some of his Works; in the next few weeks.


BraZaar Oct. 22
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 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.

Click WOMANKIND Link for the Latest Edition of their very Informative E-Newsletter / Blog



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 : Commuter Airline to begin daly KW Route in Nov., 
"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..
DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS ; I was not able to update in their weekly Feature some of the many NEW Features and News Stories they have.  Of Course ; if you Open Up this week's Issue ; they will ALL be there.


We Continue with a Tour of the Gardens Hotel

Their Music Schedule Up Shortly

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. 
. 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.

Due to Time and Space Constraints : the articles that were sent over this week from MOTE will be Pushed Back to the Oct. 29th Issue..Keep up the Great work...


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.  "Screaming Green Halloween Event Sat. Oct 27 10a-2p..Flyer and Info.  Toward the beginning of this Issue; plus more Info. on their Facebook Page.  Also for just $100 become a Table Sponsor which also includes your company name all over their Sprawling Gardens.

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


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

 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
Fantasy Fest is here and we are excited to bring back our official party during the wildest week of the year!   Join us for our 'Cocktails For Animal Tails' event on this Tuesday October 23rd from 7-10pm at Rick's, 202 Duval Street. 

For $35, your entry fee will include OPEN BAR for our entire event! ($6.50 drinks and under) Dress as your favorite animal and enter our costume contest with a $500 grand prize! This is a night you don't want to miss which benefits the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA.

Presale tickets are on sale now for a 6:30pm early entry time at , click on Donate and select Cocktails Tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door at 7pm!  For any additional information please contact us at (305) 294-4857


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 CLEVELAND 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



 ANDY THURBER EXHIBITION currently hanging. The Oct. 29th. Issue will have Many Photos taken at the Reception Last Week + Many of Andy's Works will be Featured


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

Season Opening Group Show at Frangipani Gallery Friday Nov 2

Every year Frangipani is pleased to welcome the season with a group show by all the Frangipani artists.  Come see what they've been up to this summer at the First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval November 2, 6-8 PM, 1102 Duval, Key West.  Show runs through November. Deb Moore is working on a series of "Old Key West."  Lainie Davia has a monster silver cuff that needs to be seen and tried on for dramatic effect and David Meier always has something fun up his sleeve.  Sue D'Antonio has new heart art, not for wearing on your sleeve. Fran Decker has plenty of new paintings including a fun Parrotfish Parade.  
"Offshore" by David Scot Meier
"Heart" by Susann D'Antonio


  . 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.  PLUS The 36th. Annual Headdress Ball Oct. 25..


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



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
Also Here is my Facebook Page :


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.  



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





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
It's been a busy last few months with the Non-Profit Dinners in Sept. & Oct. Here is what they have so far for the next 2 months; great dates still available
Nov. 7 : Key West HS Volleyball
Nov. 21 Key West Sunrise Rotary Club
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
  , 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.  

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. 29nd. 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


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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 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).
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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
City Manager Jim Scholl took the opportunity during the recent city commission meeting to present Dedrick Bethea a gold watch for his 20 years of service to the City.  Bethea began his career with the City in 1998 as a maintenance worker at the Key West Bight. Within six months he was promoted to a Tech I, and by 2011 ye was named a foreman and began heading up the maintenance department for the Bight.  "Dedrick was around when the Bight was just starting out and he witnessed it going from a pretty rough seaport to what it is today," said Port and Marina Director Doug Bradshaw. "He was a big part of those improvements and the growth of the Bight."   
Bradshaw noted that Bethea will be retiring from his position on October 19 th"Dedrick went and got married this past February and also became a deacon at his church," said Bradshaw. "He and his lovely wife will be headed to Queens New York where they will live. Dedrick, we thank you for your 20 years of service and we wish you all the luck."
In the photo by Alyson Crean: City Manager Jim Scholl, Maintenance Foreman Dedrick Bethea, Port and Marinas Director Doug Bradshaw.







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