The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
October 8, 2018

"Cosmic Runner" 24 X 24 Unique Mixed Media on Paper
Peter Max : Entire Collection Price Reduction at The Key West Gallery  (More Below)

The Annual 72 HR. Film Challenge at The Tropic Cinema, Great 7 Minute Films ; 18 of them. (Lots of Pics from the Event) 
Here's Kirk Douglas as "Cactus" Jack Slade back in the 1979 western-comedy The Villain. It all starts with a bank robbery gone awry, Cactus Jack ends up busted and facing a hangman's noose until the corrupt bank owner offers him a job. All Jack has to do is steal a strongbox full of money to ensure a mining operation defaults on its loan, allowing our "friendly" banker to take over the mine for himself. What could go wrong... right? 
Ms. Charming Jones (Ann-Margret) comes to town to collect the money and take it back and to ensure the money makes it back, she's got some muscle on her side, Handsome Stranger (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Who just so happens to be the toughest and strongest hero in the west. 
Part 6 of Many Parts / Weeks Featuring 350 Photos from the 60's & 70's

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

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"

FKCC's 6th Annual Community Day Oct 13 (More Pics and Details Below in their Weekly Section)

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

Part 2 of 2 Sand Sculptures by One of the Top in the World Carl Jara

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

10th. Annual ReMARCable Pumpkin Patch Opens  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)

At The Key West Theater plus addition Info. on many of their Gigs Below in their weekly section

Just 6 of Our Features for the Oct. 15th. Issue are Teased in this Issue :  Three New Exhibitions Opened at TSKW for October : "Heads Up" by Tom Flip. "Color is the Muse" by Marge Holtz + Books and Books "Annual Art Summer Contest", + KT Timberlake's New Exhibition at Frangipani, + Salt Gallery's New Exhibition "Atmospheric Tendencies" by Sarah Plaia Davidson, Our New Photographic Exhibition : Old Items Forgotten.

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

Photo : Alyson Crean
Photo : Alyson Crean
Our Weekly City of KW Sections Features : Holiday Parade Permits & Old Town Parking Permits for Oct 2018-Oct 2019 now Available, & KWFD Gets an Honor ( More Below)

 Pt. 4 of 6 The Art of Elizabeth Eve King + The Unveiling of her Latest Novel "The Hollywood Portal" Available on  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM 

 A Photo Feature from the Closing Reception and Q&A from Matt Stock and his Brilliant Exhibition at TSKW. Another Photo Feature from another TSKW event last Week  "Pot Luck : Resident's on The Porch"

(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.
The Two Exhibitions that have been Extended a Little Longer at The Florida Keys Council of the Arts (More below in their Weekly Section)

 WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Features Dozens of Local News Stories in Depth.  Check out "KW Loses Elegant & Enthusiastic Supporter in David Wolkowsky" (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 8, 2018 : Peter Max Exhibition & Sale at The Key West Gallery, Photo Feature from the Annual 72 Hr. Film Challenge, Pt.6 A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photos, Our New Look TSKW & KWAHS Sections, Kyla Piscopink & Keith Burnstein Dance Concert 10/13, FKCC Annual "Community Day" 10/13, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , Key West Film Festival Launch Party 10/17 for the Festival 11/14-18, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM & their Many Featured Articles, Pt. 2 Sand Sculptures from Carl Jara, ReMARCable Pumpkin Patch at their Plant Store, Super Boat Int. 38th Annual KW Championship at Truman WaterFront 11/4-11, Marathon Airport Celebrates 75 Years, 

The TDC's On-Line"Keys Traveler" Oct. Issue WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 
Jefferson Starship 3/26 & "Rumours" : Fleetwood Mac Tribute 1/10 at The Key West Theater, A Look Ahead to a few of the 10/15 Features, Zazoo Art Gallery Presents Iconic Briggite Bardot & Wayne Gretsky Material + Don Oriolo Live Painting Demo's 10/25 & 26, KWBG Headdress Ball 10/25 + Next Mixer 10/10 Keys Federal Credit Union,  City of KW & MCSO Weekly Sections, Pt. 4 of 6 Paintings from Elizabeth Eve King + Her New Book "The Hollywood Portal" on WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM
 , Photo Feature from the Closing Party + Q&A for Matt Stock's Photo Exhibition at TSKW, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Exhibitions, Searle Brothers Nursery Sales, Adam Scott Rote in KW at The Key West Gallery 10/22-24, WomanKind's Annual BraZaar 10/22, Reef Relief Events inc. 10/10 Mangia-Mangia Dinner + Schedule of other Organizations NonProfit Dinners, Reef Relief Fantasy Fest Party 10/24 & Masquerade Ball 10/12, Encore Features from The Turtle Hospital in Marathon and Artist Susan Sykes, WWW.JUSTDOITKEYWEST.COM  Extensive Calendar of Events,

Conch Pride Flag $99.00 
Preserve Island Life, Tennessee Williams Museum Wins Awards, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM
 & Links to Photos & Videos & Websites helping you to choose, Salt Island Gallery Presents Sarah Plaia "Atmospheric Tendencies", The Gardens Hotel Present "Jazz in the Gardens"with Peter Diamond & Friends 10/7 and Libby York 10/14, Book and Books Presents Kwame Alexander "Swing" 10/12, Karen Wray's "Collections" Art Gallery, (ABC) Awareness Breast Cancer 5K Walk / Run by Zonta 11/3, Reef Relief-MOTE-FWC-Eco. Disc. Ctr.-Sanc. Friends Found. of the Fla. Keys-Fla. Keys Wildlife Society ( Formerly FAVOR) & All our Conservation / Nature Groups, Marathon Garden Club 10/19,
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, KW Library's Costume Swap 10/12 & 13 & Short Story Workshop, Rodney Ross tells us about Lots of Fantasy Fest King and Queen Events inc. a few Flyers, KWLS, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG ,

KW Wildlife Center , Our Extensive Key West Theater Section, Frangipani Gallery Presents KT Timberlake,  S. Fla. Symphony Orch., WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.COM :Protecting The Keys, Past Issue Links, Bingo on the USCGC Museum Wednesdays,  Bayview Park Green Market Thursdays,  Call for Scripts & Auditions at Fringe Theater, Aids Help CC, Fla. Health Monroe, LKMC :The Pulse" On-Line Newsletter Link, Our Extensive "Theatre" & "The Hamptons Arts & Culture" Sections, "Plant Pure Communities", Q-Magazine, Southernmost Coconut Castaways, "The History / Culture / & Politics of Bondage-Domination-& Sadomasochism Presented by KWAHS in their Great Series "Distinguished Speaker Series" at The Key West Theater 10/25, Isle Cook , & Much More


Part 2 of 2 Sand Sculptures by Carl Jara

More Carl Jara Up Shortly
 Hit JARA Link ; to probably see 40 Sculptures.


WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456

72 HR. FILM CHALLENGE  Every Year Film Makers have 72 Hrs to Start and Finish a 7 Minute Film using a few Criteria that ALL the Films must have : A Catch Phrase , Image, & a few more Things .  There were 18 Films This Year ..Due to Time Constraints and the fact that the Tropic is Closed for a few weeks...I was not able to get all the names of the Films and the Idents for this Feature...The Pic below is the Cast from "Missing You"

More 72 Hr. Film Challenge Up Shortly

Part 6 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
and Part 4 was in Sept. 24
Part 5 Oct. 1

We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents...'The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross' was the best. How could anyone not love this guy, his epic afro, and all his 'happy little trees'? For a half hour, Bob Ross, who was just the epitome of 'chill' would make these beautiful landscapes while talking viewers through the process. Ross just had this almost contagious calm about him and such an easy and approach to what would normally seem like complex oil painting techniques. The show ran from January 11, 1983 until May 17, 1994 and in this time, it won three Emmy Awards.

Here's a rare goodie! Santa Claus and Alice Cooper playing ping-pong together back in 1972! As if seeing him stripped of his usual horror-inspired attire wasn't strange enough, here he is, hanging with ol' Saint Nick.  The rock singer, songwriter, and actor with a  flair  for the dramatics   has had a career spanning over five decades. Aside from his distinctive raspy voice, Cooper is famous for pioneering his own brand of macabre theatrical rock. His stage shows features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, deadly snakes, baby dolls, and dueling swords, among other morbid things. Cooper is widely considered "The Godfather of Shock Rock".

Here's a shot of Carol "Pinky" Tuscadero, (Roz Kelly) striking a pose next to her ride on Happy Days. Pinky was an old romantic flame of Fonzie's, and she appears in three episodes; "Fonzie Loves Pinky: Part 1", "Fonzie Loves Pinky: Part 2" and "Fonzie Loves Pinky: Part 3". O ver the course of the 'Pinky episodes', she taught Fonzie a valuable lesson, and that is, not to be sexist. Pinky helped Fonzie win a demolition derby challenge, she can fix cars,   and she rides a (pink) motorbike-which she can do tricks with.

The soft rock band, America was formed in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. They spent the rest of the decade achieving significant popularity after releasing a string of hit albums and singles. Their debut 1971 album, America, included the transatlantic hits "A Horse with No Name" and "I Need You". Followed by hits such as "Ventura Highway" Hat Trick, and "Muskrat Love". In 1975 they had a number one single with "Sister Golden Hair" alongside "Daisy Jane." Their compilation album, History: America's Greatest Hits, was released the same year and was certified multi-platinum in the United States and Australia. 

Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American-Mexican western starring Shirley MacLaine and Clint Eastwood. In it, an American mercenary gets mixed up with a nun on the run and the two become good friends. Sister Sara is raising money to assist Mexican revolutionaries who are fighting the French. 
It received (mostly) favorable reviews, for example, Roger Greenspun of the New York Times reported, "I'm not sure it is a great movie, but it is very good and it stays and grows on the mind the way only movies of exceptional narrative intelligence do
More 60's & 70's Up Shortly

This is a great way to donate to Reef Relief and go to a nice dinner party. No Reservations are needed ; just show up ..Here is the contact numbers for more Info : Reef Relief 305-294-3100 and Mangia-Mangia 305-294-3469

(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..


2396 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, Keys, Fla., 33050 305-743-2552
Last we did a Feature on Our Tour of The Turtle Hospital Here is the Link in the Oct 1 Issue


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

 Due to Health Conditions of Peter Max and the Value of His Paintings Going Up
Peter Max's studio in New York City has requested we send back all of our inventory since Peter Max has not been painting the last several weeks and will not be painting for the next several- at the least. 

We would much prefer to sell the paintings we have in the gallery at the current pricing to our loyal collectors rather than send them back and await price increases.  As a result, time is of the essence if you have been considering adding a Peter Max to your collection. 

Below you'll find the Peter Max paintings we currently have the in the gallery. These pieces are all unique one-of-a-kind Peter Max paintings. Originals and Unique Mixed Medias are available. You will receive the exact piece you see pictured along with a both the Certificate of Authenticity DIRECTLY from the Peter Max studio as well as a Key West Gallery Certificate which is a very important designation.  Most dealers only include their certificate and not the artist as well.  This will prove to be valuable and important down the road in the secondary market.

Orders will be taken on a first- pay, first- claim basis so if you are interested in acquiring one of the paintings below please call or text 
305-923-1696 or email immediately with your payment details to reserve the painting(s) of your choice. 
"Cosmic Series : La Jolla" Unique Mixed Media on Paper 12 X 16
There will be 3 Additional Parts this week showing many of Peter Max's Art
Here are a few upcoming Artist Appearances 

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

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


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

The Last Three weeks we had a Feature called Award Winning Dog Photography and received Great Comments; here are the Links to those Issues and Photos
Pt. 1 was in the Sept. 17th Issue : , Pt 2. was in the Sept 24th Issue :
Pt. 3 was in the Oct. 1 Issue

3rd. Pl. Smaller Dog Category "A Winter's Storm" Hugo A Pomeranian by Michael Sweeney


WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 305-296-6166
38th. Annual Key West World Championship Nov. 4-11 Truman Waterfront

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

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


We now Present Part 4 of 6 : Paintings by Elizabeth Eve King
Originally this was only going to be a 2 Part / Week Feature ; However Lots of Great Comments on her Work; and Evie sent us Additional Paintings to Share

Artist , Author, Scientist.  Her Latest Book "The Hollywood Portal" was just released on WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , and "Evie" was the Guest Speaker at Shirrel Rhoades 


"Lawn Bowlers"

"Night Bridge"

"Night House"

"Window Washer"

More from Elizabeth Eve King Up Shortly

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow  Will be back again Next week ; but due to Space and time constraints could not get his Feature in this Week.

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

More from Peter Max and his Exhibition at The Key West Gallery

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

"Flag with Heart" 36 X 48 Acrylic on Canvas

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

"Four Seasons : Winter Central Park NYC" 30 X 40 Unique Mixed Media on Paper

"Angel with Heart" 39 X 27 Unique Mixed Media on Paper
More Peter Max at The Key West Gallery Up Shortly

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



Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot ( 83 ) is a French actress, singer, 
dancer, and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the   1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials, B.B.

Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. 
During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows and recorded over 60 songs.

We are offering an amazing Fine Art Silver Gelatin Photograph
 hand signed by the legendary Brigitte Bardot
and Celebrity Photographer, Terry O'Neill, 
who just turned  80 on  July 30th. 

"Brigitte Bardot"
Autograph Photograph Available at Zazoo

Fore more details contact 305-294-8925. A Portion of her International Sales will  go to her Animal Group : La Foundation Brigitte Bardot

Wayne Douglas Gretzky (born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach.
 He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed " The Great One ",
 he has been called " the greatest hockey player ever " by many sportswriters, players, and the league itself.
Gretzky is the leading scorer in NHL history, with more goals and assists than any other player. He is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season - a feat he accomplished four times. In addition, Gretzky tallied over 100 points in 16 professional seasons, 14 of them consecutive. At the time of his retirement in 1999 and persisting through 2017, he holds 61 NHL records.

 The NHL retired  his jersey number  99 league-wide, making him
 the only player to receive such an honor.  We are offering an amazing Hand Enhanced Fine Art Print by  Artist Steven Holland  hand signed by the " The Great One "
 Wayne Gretzky  and Stephen Holland .


We Continue with the 72 HR FILM CHALLENGE at The Tropic Cinema


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

The Rookies was a police procedural series that aired between 1972 until 1976. As could be predicted from the title, it follows the follows the exploits of three rookie cops. More specifically, the series centers around officers, Danko (Sam Melville), Webster (Georg Stanford), Gillis (Michael Ontkean), and their superior Lieutenant Ryker (Gerald S. O'Loughlin) at the Southern California Police Department. Kate Jackson played Registered Nurse Jill Danko, officer Danko's wife. The show depicted highly dramatized versions of police cases and often intertwined work with the officer's home lives. It was during the show's third season that a two-part episode (entitled "S.W.A.T.") aired on and it served as the pilot for the spin-off series S.W.A.T.
Here's a lovely shot of Linda Evanstad, or as she is professionally known, Linda Evans back in 1964. Joan Rivers once said about Evans. "She is one of the only people in the business I've never heard anything negative about." Which is pretty impressive because Rivers always had the gossip on everyone. 
Evans first gained notoriety for playing Audra Barkley in the Western television series, The Big Valley, which ran from 1965 to 1969. Prior to that, she played guest roles in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Wagon Train, and Outlaws. She appeared in a slew of detective shows throughout the 1970s, such as The Rockford Files, Mannix, Harry O, Banacek, McCloud and McMillan & Wife.   In 1980 she co-starred in one of Steve McQueen's final films, the western Tom Horn and then  she landed the role of Krystle Carrington, in ABC's iconic soap opera Dynasty (from 1981 until 1989).

Here's a good one of Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and his steady girlfriend Ashley Pfister (Linda Purl) on Happy Days. Linda Purl actually played two different roles on Happy Days. Originally, she was Richie Cunningham's occasional girlfriend Gloria in season two of the show (1974). Then she returned to the series as Ashley Pfister, a divorcee, and mother of a 6 yr old girl, who ends up becoming Fonzie's steady girlfriend a full eight seasons later in (1982-1983).

Here's a behind the scenes look at the iconic superhero film Superman (1978) with Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve. Directed by Richard Donner and based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Superman depicts Superman's origin story, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton, his years in the town of Smallville, and his life as (disguised) reporter Clark Kent, who develops a romance with Lois Lane.
At the time of its release, it was the most expensive film made with a budget of $55 million.It was met with critical and financial success, bringing in worldwide box-office earnings of $300 million dollars, making it the second-highest-grossing release of the year. 
The children's fantasy television series, H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television series was a live-action, life-sized-puppet program. There were seventeen episodes that originally broadcasted from September of 1969 to December of 1969. It was first ranked #22 and then later #27 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever. The series was pretty psychedelic and full of nods to the stoner-culture. In it, a young boy named Jimmy is trapped on the magical Living Island, where pretty much everything can talk and he's hounded by an evil witch. The evil Witchiepoo is always trying to steal Jimmy's magic talking golden flute, named Freddy, and with the help of the friendly dragon, H.R. Pufnstuf, Jimmy tries to escape and return home. 

More 60's and 70's Up Shortly


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

"Better World" 16 X 12 Unique Mixed Media on Paper

"Liberty Head" 24 X 22 Acrylic on Canvas

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

"Official Size NFL Miami Dolphin Helmet"

5 More Works from Peter Max and The Key West Gallery Up Shortly

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


Oct 5,6, & 7 and Oct.12, 13 &14
6640 SW 172nd. Ave. Southwest Ranches, Fla. 33331.
Larry and Jeff come to Key West Twice a Year and use Fort West Martello Gardens to sell us Excellent Stock at Extremely Reasonable Rates.  Of course ; for the really serious Gardeners; it's always worth a trip to their nursery with a van to pick up the Stock. I always when they are in town ; purchase at least $300 ( that would cost me at least $900 anywhere else and the quality would be far inferior)

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)
3 Weeks in Cuba : Walker Evans & Ernest Hemingway 7/5-10/10 Foyer
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

We Continue with the Work of Carl Jara

Here is more of
"Uncle Bill's Gas"

"Ralph & Rita in Sienna"

"Simple Nude II"


The Port"
Part 5 of our Elizabeth Eve King Feature Up Next Week

Up Shortly

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

Peter Max Extensive Collection at The Key West Gallery and for a limited time ; a Price Reduction on their Inventory

"Umbrella Man on Purple" 20 X 16 Acrylic on Paper

"Grammy 89" 20 X 16 Acrylic on Paper

"Without Borders" 20 X 16 Acrylic on Paper

"Heart Series" 11 X19 Unique Mixed Media on Paper

"Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" 20 X 16  Unique Mixed Media on Paper
Thanks Peter Max and The Key West Gallery
Encore of Part 2 from the Oct 1 Issue
2396 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, Keys, Fla., 33050 305-743-2552

To See Part 1 of this 2 Part Feature ; simply hit the Oct 1, 2018 Issue Link

Probably get s New Feature to Use from Shirrel Rhoades and Carol Tedesco for the Oct 15, 2018 Issue

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 jazz and dance collaboration between Kyla Piscopink and Keith Bernstein on October 13, 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.

Closing Party for the Matt Stock Exhibitions; along with a Q&A.  There may be a few Matt Stock Photographic Books "Night Light" left at the Front Desk. I have my Autographed Copy.

Here is a Brief Video on Matt Stock

TSKW October Residents Poet Emily Carr (Left of Jed), Then Robin Antalek (Writer) & Hannah Antalek (Painter)

"TRUET"KEY WEST FL OCT 13 Anything Involving Kyla Piscopink is a GREAT SHOW.

Kyla and Keith met in New Orleans in 2013, and decided that, together, they had a story to tell. Their early discussions yielded the DKW-staged dual duo show, "Cherry Red" and later, the March 2018 workshop performance of this duet production. This fall, they've streamlined their vision even further and are proud to present their newest collection of "True-ets!"
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.

72 HR. Film Challenge
416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456


Encore 3 Paintings from Susan Sykes found at
 WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM 1111 Duval St. 305-292-0072

"Yellow Volkswagen 1965" 11 X 14

"Prohibition" 6.5 X 8.5 WaterColor

"Sloppy Joes 1940" 7 X 11 Watercolor
The Oct. 15 Issue will have about 6 to 8 Susan Sykes Paintings ; not shown in the Last 4 Weeks of Our Cocco and Salem Feature


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 3, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Thursday, October 4, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Friday, October 5, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, October 6, Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Sunday, October 7 , Jazz In The Gardens! Opening the season: Peter Diamond & Friends, 5:30-7 pm & Libby York Oct. 14


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

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

Event Type - Talk, discussion and signing
Title - Kwame Alexander - Swing
Contact - Robin Wood
Location - Books & Books @ The Studios, 533 Eaton St., Key West FL 33040
Start Date/End Date - Friday, October 12th at 6:00 pm
Brief Description - Books & Books @ the Studios welcomes back New York Times best selling  and Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander for a reading and signing of his new book Swing. The young adult book explores how jazz music and 1960s love letters influence a modern-day romance and coming-of-age story.  Alexander is a poet, educator, and the author of 28 books, including Solo, and Rebound, the follow-up to his Newbery-medal winning middle grade novel, The Crossover. This all ages event is free and open to the public.


 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 "Items that are long gone and perhaps not Remembered"

Also Next Week a Good Friend comes to Florida and shares a few Photos.
Also in the Oct 15th. Issue Photo Features of the 3 New Exhibitions at TSKW for Tom Flip "Heads Up" Sanger Gallery, Marge Holtz "Color is Muse" XOJ Gallery, & on the 2nd Fl. A Books and Books Art Show / Contest 

Salt Gallery Presents Sarah Plaia Davidson "Atmospheric Tendencies"
TSKW's Book Retailer : Books and Books ;  Started their 2018 / 2019 events season last week with Jack E. Davis "The Gulf The Making of an American Sea". Our Feature on that event next week
KT Timberlake Headlines a New Exhibition at Frangipani Gallery for First Friday Art Stroll; Last Friday . Exhibition up until end of October. Photo Feature next week.

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
Here's Robert Conrad striking a pose as frontier secret agent James West in The Wild Wild West.  The Wild Wild West was a television series that was developed a western that also featured a number of fantasy elements. Because the Western genre was beginning to lose out to the spy genre, the combination of technologically advanced devices and the Victorian era time-frame gave The Wild Wild West quite the ratings winning edge. Technically, this show could be credited with origins of the steampunk subculture. Violence was a heavy issue  for  the series however, some episodes were exceptionally violent for the time and that was ultimately the show's downfall. Despite having very high ratings, the series was  cancelled  near the end of its fourth season.

The 1974 American sports comedy The Longest Yard, follows a former NFL player (Burt Reynolds) recruiting a group of prisoners and playing football against their guards. The film was shot on location at Georgia State Prison and it featured many real-life football players, including Green Bay Packers legend Ray Nitschke. The film was quite the success, critics and audiences seemed to enjoy it, and it earned $22 million in North America and has since, been remade three times.

The romantic comedy, The Owl and the Pussycat starred Barbra Streisand and George Segal. Streisand's role was that of the uneducated actress, model, and part-time prostitute, who is living with an aspiring writer (Segal) temporarily. Their obvious differences could easily work against them but over time they start to admire each other.
The film was an instant hit, grossing $23,681,338 (domestic), making it the 12th highest-grossing film of 1970. It then went on to gross $11,645,000 in rentals bring the grand total up to $35,326,338.

Actor John Saxon has worked on over 200 projects during a span of 6-years. He is really well known for his considerable work in the western and horror genres, as well as for his role as Roper in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon. One of his most iconic roles was that of Lt. Donald Thompson, the father of Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) in the 1984 slasher horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street. In then in Wes Craven's New Nightmare where he played himself

Richard Lee Petty, nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who won the NASCAR Championship seven times! Statistically, he is the most accomplished driver in the history. He won a record 200 races during his career (the Daytona 500 a record seven times).  Petty was a second generation driver his father is Lee Petty, who won the first Daytona 500 back in 1959 and was a three-time NASCAR champion. Pictured here Is Richard Petty with his son Kyle, who is also a well-known NASCAR driver now too. 

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'
We Continue with Paintings from Elizabeth Eve King

"The Card Game"
"Merry Go Round"

"Via Apia"

"We Don't Need No Ed"
Thanks Elizabeth ; Next Week Part 5

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 :


 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



A few of the many Features in Past Issues of  The Blue Paper : 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


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 
LINK 3 to the entire E-Mail Piece from MOTE on their visit to Washington DC

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

Mote Marine Laboratory's leader shared red tide science to inform national policymakers yesterday, Sept. 27, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Mote President & CEO Dr. Michael P. Crosby served as a panelist during a red tide briefing at the Capitol to provide an overview of Florida red tide, discuss Mote's current rapid response efforts to the ongoing bloom, and present a vision for the future with the exploration of new mitigation strategies and creation of an independent, Florida-based Marine and Freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Center.

: Mote President & CEO Dr. Michael P. Crosby meets with U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and colleagues following the D.C. red tide briefing.  Photo Credit : Citizens' Climate Lobby


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.  
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is currently accepting kids costume donations for their first Costume Swap that will be held on October 12th and 13thfrom 11:00am-2:00pm.  This is a perfect opportunity to pass on those gently used costumes and accessories to other kids in our community.  Donations are accepted during library hours up through the day of the event.  For more information contact the library at 305-292-3595. 


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 
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!

The 6th Annual Red Shirt Run is a family-friendly, walk or run event to benefit all Candidates of the 'Regal Antics and Checkmates' campaign of Fantasy Fest 2018. Find out more about the Saturday, September 29th event (it begins at 8 a.m.) and pre-register by going to or Come sweat, smile, stroll or just sashay !

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.
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


 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 Mixer is Oct. 10th. at Keys Federal Credit Union . 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



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 :


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.  




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

Florida Keys Community College invites all to its sixth annual Community Day on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Key West Campus.  The free, family-friendly event will feature a full slate of live performances, interactive educational exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, kids' activities-including a bounce house and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm, and free T-shirts.
FKCC's Community Day is supported by major sponsor Waste Management, as well as the Key West Weekly, Pirate Radio, US1 Radio, and WEOW 92.7 FM.  For more information about Community Day, call FKCC at 305-296-9081.
FKCC welcomes all to Community Day on Oct. 13.  The event will include educational showcases, live performances, and kids' activities.


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 this List and They can always give your group a Prime Date

Oct. 10 Reef Relief
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

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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
Fringe Theater announces dates for its second round of  Auditions for the upcoming 2018-19 season.  "We cast most of our mainstage season from our May auditions," explains Artistic Director Rebecca Tomlinson, "but there's still great opportunities to work with Fringe on upcoming shows!"
Auditions for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will be held on Saturday, Oct 13 at 11am in the Meeting Room of the Frederick Douglass Community Center, located at 111 Olivia Street. "This is the story of a 1930s African American family who is struggling to determine the best way forward," says Wilhelmina Lopez Martin, the show's director. The show needs 5 men (ages 30-60), 2 women (ages 20-40), and 1 girl. No experience is necessary. No memorization is required as this play is presented as a reading. Auditions will include cold readings, which means scenes will be handed out at the auditions.  The show's performance dates are in Feb 14-16.
Auditions for a new musical, It's About Time, will be held on Saturday, Oct 13 at 1pm on the third floor of The Studios of Key West, located at 533 Eaton St. The play is written by local playwright Don Bearden and will be directed by Cameron Murray with musical direction by Vincent Zito.  Scenes and music will be provided for actors. The show needs 5 men (ages 30-60) and 4 women (ages 20-60).  The show's performance dates are April 24-27.
Additional auditions will be scheduled next month for Key West Characters, a collection of original 10 minute plays about Key West, which will be performed at the Oldest House in late February. Scripts for this show will be accepted through Oct 12. Soon after directors will be selected and audition dates announced. This show's performance dates are Feb 26 and 27.
To learn more about these auditions or to get involved with Fringe as tech crew, board op, writer, or director, just go to  or email Rebecca at  


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


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TSKW "On the Deck Residency Potluck" last week at 607 Ashe Street Introduced the New Residents : Emily Carr, and Robin & Hannah 
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 Photo Feature from this Event Further Up


"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. 15th. 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. 

 Five Fantasy Fest Fun Facts to Get the "Royal Retrospective"  Party Started
Here are a few fun facts to help to help get the Royal Retrospective party started:
1.      Flashback: Cue the Tumble(sea)weeds . Prior to 1979, if you stood on the intersection of Front and Duval Streets during what is now Fantasy Fest week, it resembled a ghost town.  Joe Liskza, the then-President of the Tourist Development Association had a simple idea that boomed into what is now the busiest, most lucrative week for the island: an adult extravaganza of creative costuming, parades, libations and excitement. 
2.     The Naked Truth behind the Altruism.  Amid more than 50,000 painted and costumed party-goers that revel in Key West's streets, bars, and restaurants is one very altruistic Fantasy Fest King and Queen couple, crowned for raising awareness and much-needed funds for AIDS Help of Monroe County. "Candidates and their team of volunteers spend over eight weeks of their lives being ambassadors to AIDS Help," says Scott Prigden, Executive Director. It is a jam-packed two months of collaborating with local businesses to create and host special events in order to generate the candidate's personal message - and money that provides treatments, housing, prevention, and research for those in need in our community.
3.    A Multi-Million Dollar Idea .  Since 1989, AIDS Help of Monroe County has facilitated this very important community fundraiser, selecting candidates dedicated to the cause.  In the 29 years of Fantasy Fest campaigns, candidates have raised more than 4 million dollars dedicated to AIDS Help.  $4,354,315 to be exact.  See a tally of each year's fundraising efforts at the Custom House "Royal Retrospective" exhibit.
4.      Renegade Creativity.   Before a King or Queen candidate can even be considered, each must first raise two thousand dollars to show their commitment, which they can then use toward their campaign. Many of the koozies, t-shirts, bracelets, buttons, baubles, hats, fans, bumper stickers and other accoutrements that get their message out are showcased in the Society's exhibit.
5.      A Passion for Posters.   Over the years, artists have responded to a call for Fantasy Fest poster art with an abundance of inspirations, some of which will be on display at the Royal Retrospective.
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).
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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

Key West residents can now purchase their new annual residential parking permit for Old Town. The new purple stickers will help ensure marked residential parking spaces are reserved for residents.
The new purple permits cost just $10 a year. They are available at the Monroe County Tax Assessor's office at the Harvey Government Center. Applicants will need to show proof of residency in Key West as well as a driver's license and vehicle registration in order to obtain the residential parking permit.
Old Town has over 1000 parking spaces marked as residential. Eligible vehicles will have exclusive rights to these spaces. The permits are available to residents, real estate property owners, military personnel stationed in Key West, seasonal residents who reside within the city for over four months of the year, and business vehicles affiliated with a business licensed in the city.
The parking permit does not in any way affect the 750 unmarked spaces or the 60 handicapped parking spaces in Old Town. Downtown workers who are not eligible for the permits are encouraged to explore the special monthly permit at the Park N Ride on Grinnell Street.
Photo : Alyson Crean
Today's home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.  The Key West Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ­-- the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years -- to promote this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere," which works to educate the public about basic but essential ways to quickly and safely escape a home fire.
At Last week's City Commission meeting, Mayor Craig Cates proclaimed October 7 th through the 13 th as Fire Prevention Week.  The Key West Fire Department is hosting a series of events in support of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Look. Listen. Learn." including annual visits of fire personnel and apparatus to schools for life safety education, as well as visits to the fire stations from day cares. The Key West Fire Department will also be offering free smoke alarms for homes that do not currently have alarms. These alarms were donated from Margaritaville Resort and Marina of Key West, and Strunk Ace Hardware.
"The Key West Fire Department would like to thank Margaritaville General Manager Diane Schmidt and Strunk Ace Hardware's Andy Strunk for their generous donations," said Fire Marshall Danny Blanco as he accepted the Mayor's proclamation.
NFPA statistics show that the number of U.S. home fires has been steadily declining over the past few decades. However, the death rate per 1000 home fires that are reported to fire departments was 10 percent higher in 2016 than in 1980.
"These numbers show that while we've made significant progress in teaching people how to prevent fires from happening, there's still much more work to do in terms of educating the public about how to protect themselves in the event of one," said Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. "This is particularly critical given the increased speed at which today's home fires grow and spread."
Carli also notes that although people feel safest in their home, it is also the place people are at greatest risk to fire, with four out of five U.S. fire deaths occurring at home. That over-confidence contributes to a complacency toward home escape planning and practice.
"Working in the fire service for many years, we know that people often make choices in fire situations that jeopardize their safety or even cost them their lives," said Blanco. "We need to do a better job of teaching people about the potentially life-saving difference escape planning and practice can make and motivating them to action."
While NFPA and the Key West Fire Department are focusing on home fires, these fire safety messages apply to virtually anywhere.
"Situational awareness is a skill people need to use wherever they go," said Blanco. "No matter where you are, look for available exits. If the alarm system sounds, take it seriously and exit the building immediately."
Fire Marshal Blanco says this year's "Look. Listen. Learn." campaign highlights three steps people can take to help quickly and safely escape a fire:
  Look  for places fire could start.  Listen  for the sound of the smoke alarm.V Learn  2 ways out of every room.
For more information about Fire Prevention Week and home escape planning, visit
In Above photo by Alyson: Key West Fire Chief Michael Davila, Fire Marshal Danny Blanco, Operations Chief Alan Averette and Mayor Craig Cates.






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



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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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