Above are Two Photos from Todd German. We Continue Parts 2 : Photographs of Todd German - Ceramics by Sandy Sun-Past Art Exhibitions by Alaen Ledesma Frenandez & 5 Classic On-Line Photographic Exhibitions; and painting by Mary Jean Connors ("Greg's Guitar") with a Two Part Feature from MJC.

THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS
MAY 4, 2020, In this Issue
Extremely Important City of KW , MCSO, CDC, & Other Very Useful Material-Links-Video Contained in JUST 1 Area Close to the End ( Format Purposely done to give you a weekly Entertainment Getaway w/o Interruptions from the Serious Stuff)
In This Issue also : Mini Musical Concerts from Local Artists from Watch Parties + Other Entertaining Videos + Photographs from Locals Sharing. Two More Features going out to our 8155 Weekly Readers : Extensive Art Gallery Listings with Photos & An Extensive Website / FB Listing of Many Organizations in KW. Plus a few Classic Records from my U-Tube Collection. Every Issue I add additional Materials to above Features (esp. Crisis Info. Section & will keep it in for a few weeks). Of Course Primarily in Every Issue the Past 8 Years : Great Art, Eco-Nature Features, Entertainment Features & News from ALL the Org. and Venues, On-Line Photographic Exhibitions & So Much More. Of Course the Many Event Features that have been in the Issues (Pre & Post Event) Will Resume Very Soon. Here are three Local Groups Making Masks to Order :
Riet Says : In Marathon we have a group of 6 seamstresses and 4 cutting out fabric, working on this.
Riet Steinmetz, 305/849/5793,  RIETTTT@aol.com

EMERGENCY MESSAGES & VIDEOS / PHOTOS ALL with some Positive News. The Links to these 2 Videos Below from Key West Mayor Teri Johnston (5-1-2020), Interview from Stephanie Leone Rivas / OCI with Mayor Johnston (4-29-2020). + KW City Mgr. Greg Veliz with a Very Important Message (4-27-2020) + A Message from The City of KW Communications Mgr. Alyson Crean ( 5-1-2020) + A Letter to the Governor from Our Keys Mayors & Higher Ranking Monroe Co.Officials & Other Important Materials from TDC,, KWPD , MCSO, SOS, CDC & OTHERS. The Links to these Video, New & Encore Crisis Features, & Photos ALL Appear in Our ONE "Crisis Information" Section Toward the End of this Issue
Our Friends at The Key West Film Festival WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Continue their Series of "FLASHBACK FRIDAYS". This Week's Feature : Burt Reynolds Visiting the KWFF
IMPORTANT TDC INFO (TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE FLORIDA KEYS (FURTHER DOWN). Always Lending a Hand Howard Livingston
New Messages from KWPD, MCSO, SOS , and Many Others (Up Shortly). Including a Feature on SOS Chef & Jewelry Artist/Designer Abigail Houff Selling $1,000 the first week of this Creative Donation Program. She makes her Popular Jewelry Designs here in KW for Many Years. NOW the Entire Gross Proceeds goes to SOS. She Continues to do this Every Week.
A Video Message provided by WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM from County Mayor Heather Carruthers + a Few Additional Features from The Blue Paper . ALL close to the end of this Issue in the CRISIS INFORMATION SECTION. As Usual Other Informative Daily Info. WWW.KONKLIFE.COM & WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM
ZAZOO PHOTOGRAPHIC AND ART GALLERY'S Feature this Week" Faces of Evil"
Above one of the many photos we are featuring from Todd German's Gardens and a Few Other Photos he's Taken (Part 2). https://www.facebook.com/ToddAllenGerman

WE START PART 2 "ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ " Has earned a place as one of the Top Curators in Key West and had been putting together in Past Decades Many Exhibitions here in the Keys and Miami, Cuba, and Much of Latin America. Many of his Exhibitions are done in Conjunction with The Florida Keys Council of the Arts under the Guidance of Liz Young and Martha Resk
Pt. 1 was in April 27 https://conta.cc/2Y2SKJv


Parade by Auerlio Milera 12 X 35 Oil on Canvas

La Pescaora / The FisherWoman by Adriano Nicot 24 X 24 Mixed Media

The Doubt / Emptiness or Real Perception "Abandoned Series" by Ulises Alfonso 36 X 24 Acrylic on Canvas

"Reyes Enmesa" / Kings of Truth by Orestes Gaulhiac 36 X 48 Acrylic on Canvas


Aerodino Para Hayar Dista Cias by Carlos Estevez 12 X 45 Oil & WaterColor & Pencil
N O IDENTS ON THESE LAST 4 ; Then More from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Up Shortly Including a few from a recent Exhibition "Corpus"
POSSIBLY THE LAST OFFICIAL NETWORKING PARTY IN THE FORT LAUDERDALE AREA ( For a Few Months); DONE EVERY YEAR AT MY good friend Rich Aube's Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach and I was There at the Coral House
WWW.CORALHOUSEHOTEL.COM 954-922-9411 INFO@THEHOLLYWOODBEACHCORALHOUSE.COM
Up Next Parts 2 of The Art of Sandy Sun through Ceramics and Clay, Tiles
and Photos from Everyone's Friend Todd German
More of Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Up Shortly

SANDY SUN

Fish tile! The last step to finishing these ceramic tiles is also my least favorite— grouting between the cuts. It’s done! and
The Next Three Down Sandy Explains ( Her comments and so many additional works of Art on Sandy Sun's Facebook Pages SANDY SUN POTTERY LINK , & https://www.facebook.com/sandy.sun2017

1) Mango Madness show at the Studios of Key West! For those who missed the opening last night, the show will be up until mid July. It was so much fun to see so many of my fellow artists express their creativity in boundless ways.
2) “Hope” commissioned wall tile almost finished and off to its happy new home!

3) Pair of koi commissioned piece is finished! Large ceramic wall tile has gone to its happy new home to match a similar koi tile. This was a long process of sculpting, drying, waiting, firing, glazing, mounting, and grouting!

Thanks Sandy Sun (More of your Art Up Shortly); hope to see your smiling face and awesome art in person soon..You always make me Smile. AND NOW The Photos of Todd German (Mostly from his Garden); also keeping the Masses Entertained and of course Informed with the rest of your gang as President of Hometown Key West WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM  866-753-7975. I do miss the Season Opener you have every year at Salute on the Beach...I do remember in 2016 when I ran for Key West Mayor it was 95 Degree and I believe I started with a Long Sleeve Shirt and Tie....Glad to see that Hometown is attempting to Give US some amazing On-Line Events with Entertainment and Information. Plus one of your other Hats is Owning a Financial Service & Planning Local Business with Keys Wealth Management WWW.KEYSWEALTHMANAGEMENT.COM 305-942-1611

Sandy Sun and Todd German Part 1 features in the April 27th Issue https://conta.cc/2Y2SKJv

TODD GERMAN

Todd is with Steve "WOZ" Wozniak . A Computer Legend having along with Steve Jobs Invented and Manufactured the Apple Microcomputer. With Early hand made Prototypes in 1978, 79; with I Believe Distribution starting 1980 and of course by 1981 their were MILLIONS.
More from Sandy Sun and Todd German Up Shortly

OUR 5 "LOOKING BACK" ON-LINE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS IN THIS ISSUE :"WONDERFUL VINTAGE PHOTOS FAMOUS DADS WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS", "RARE & HISTORICAL PHOTOS", "LIFE IN AMERICA IN THE 1950s", "LIFE IN FLORIDA IN THE 1940S", & (Encoring) A Reader Favorite for Many Weeks a Few Years Ago "GROOVY HISTORY" WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT-DANCER with Kyla at Dance KW, -YOGA Guru -Art Instructor + Probably a 1/2 other dozen endeavors that CRICKET DESMARAIS is Involved In
UP SHORTLY Part 3 THE ERIC ANFINSON AND GABRIELLA FIABANE EXHIBITION FROM GINGERBREAD SQUARE ART GALLERY. Pt.1 was in April 20 https://conta.cc/2wQ83Kd  & Part 2 was in April 27
https://conta.cc/2Y2SKJv (Pt1 and Pt2 Does have Many of Gabriella's Paintings)
1207 Duval Street 305-296-8900
Below Eric is with Ashley Kamen

'Sacred Anguish' is going to its forever home in Switzerland. A few years back, a couple were visiting Key West and they went to The Flaming Buoy restaurant and saw this painting of mine. This week, I received an email from him saying (thank you language translator) 'this painting has been living with me the past two years.' A high compliment indeed.

Empty Chair' has found her forever home. She's Texas bound. — with  Christina Swilley  and  Gingerbread Square Gallery .
More from Eric Anfinson Up Shortly

As Promised a few more Paintings from Mike Rooney's Exhibition at Nance Franks's Gallery on Greene.

WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM   606 Greene St.

Pt.1 & 2 Had Many photos of the Reception and Paintings. This Issue has Mostly Paintings Current Newer Ones and Going back a few Years. Here are the Links to April 20, 2020




Part 10 of the Photographic Exhibition "RARE AND MIND BLOWING HISTORICAL PHOTOS"
More Must See Rare & Historical Photos Up Shortly
The Above Photos & Many Additional Can be Found on You-Tube through SPOOF, as well as Similar U-Tube Providers like "Yesterday Today" , "A World of Pics" & Other Groups providing Tens of Thousands of Interesting Photos. This Week we is Pt. 2 a Few Weeks / Parts of a On-Line Photo Exhibition "Famous Men with their Daughter/s" .

Here are the Last Five Issue Links to go back after reading this April 20 Issue. March 30th https://conta.cc/2WYr9bA ; April 7th Issue https://conta.cc/2RaOLWK. & April 13th. https://conta.cc/34zaVb0    and April 20th, 2020 https://conta.cc/2wQ83Kd  and April 27 https://conta.cc/2Y2SKJv


IMPORTANT NOTE : I have an Extensive Section of Photos on the Art Galleries along with the Names/Addresses & Websites/FB URLs of the Galleries, Museums, & a Few Other Arts & Entertainment Environments.. Then I have a Very Extensive Listing (with Website Links-Ph. #s, & FB Urls) of other Organizations that I've Featured in the Past 8 Years. These Two Sections are Closer to the Bottom and will Appear Immediately before the Crisis Info. Section and Immediately After .
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Here are a few Photos Posted by a Few of Our Key West Citizens : The First Three are from Photographer Bill Klipp http://www.KeyWestPhotos.me/ https://www.facebook.com/bill.klipp
Nature in their Backyard

The 3 Paintings Below are from Bessy Cano ; one of our Social Media Facilitators and Sweet Artist. They are Acrylic on Canvas.. Dimensions 22 X 16, 22 X 16, & 18 X 24. Thanks Bessy Cano
The Following Three Photographs are from Roberta DePiero ; and her Ride along the Florida Keys OverSeas Trail. The Second Pic below Roberta Comment s " And there is Chester Kalb. He said he is sitting in the shade of the palm tree watching the world go by. When I was entering 5k races as a walker, he was always walking at the pace of the runners. He walks marathons and i believe has done one in all 50 states!"
In the Next Few Issues a Real Treat ; The Brilliant Photographer ROMI BURIANOVA will give us an On-Line Photographic Exhibition. Our Magazine Featured her Often during the First Few Years.
Just Two of the Many "Watch Parties" & Other Videos and Photographs out there..In our Video Section towards the end of this Issue is a Batch of Entertainment Videos that we add to Every Week ; This Week a few are Michael D. Robinson, Larry Baeder with Terri White, Curry Wayne Clayton Jr & a Few More.
Now That's a Party. Liza Jane , Elizabeth, & Robert Catana Send Regards & These Three Photos
NEIL CHAMBERLAIN OWNER PUBLISHER / EDITOR OF "Q-MAGAZINE" sends regards and tells us " Q Magazine misses you all but wants you to know that we are all OK and we hope that you are as well. We will greet you with open arms when it's safe for us to open up. In the mean time, feel free to view our magazine online at www.qkeywest.com Neil@Qkeywest.com 305-396-8227
KEY WEST Q PRINTING We offer a full range of printing services. Please check out our website at  www.qprintingkw.com We have other items not listed on our website. If you don't see what you're looking for, call us at 305-396-8227 or email us at  info@qprintingkw.com


First, we hope you're all safe. These have been some pretty trying times.

We have been able to continue operations, though there have been some slowdowns in our Miami facility due to the high incidence of the virus in that area. The plant is open and is slowly resuming full production. Production plants in other parts of the country have been able to handle the overflow from Miami. We've been able to meet all of our customers' needs during this tough time.As Key West gets ready to slowly open up, we have the supplies you need to give your customers a safe experience in your business.   To help you during these trying times, we are offering a 20% discount on your first order.  Use code "together" at check out for your discount.
Section 2 of 3 for Part 2 (in this Issue) from ALAEN LEDESMA FERNANDEZ UP NEXT BUT FIRST PART 1 OF 2 (2 in May 11) Mary Jean Connors Maryjean.MJ@Gmail.com 805-350-0514

MORE MARY JEAN CONNORS IN THE MAY 11TH. ISSUE : Now Section 2 of 3 in this Issue ( Part 2) from Just a Few Past Curator Exhibitions : Alaen Ledesma Fernandez..

WWW.WATERFRONTPLAYHOUSE.ORG  407 Wall St. 305-394-7445

Dear Friends and Patrons,

The Waterfront Playhouse has been bringing fantastic stories to life for
80 years, and we have certainly weathered storms, but now on the eve of
our 81st season we pause. Our hearts are with those who have been
affected by this pandemic and our heartfelt thanks goes out to those who
are working selfishly to keep us safe.

Although our season was cut short, we were able to revel in the antics of
our Youth Theater production of Shrek,jr; do the time warp in the sold
out production of The Rocky Horror Show, ‘Let the Sunshine’ in the sold
out production of Hair, go Around the World in 80 Days, hear the music
of Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, experience a
world premiere with Michael Aman’s Glass and have the time of your
life with Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Thank you, thank you and thank
you! To those who did not see Priscilla, thank you for donating your
tickets back to the theater or transferring it to a gift certificate or just
giving us time to process exactly what was happening!

While shows have been cancelled, we have been busy planning what to
bring you next.

On Saturday evening, May 2 at 8pm , tune in to US Radio One for the
Waterfront Playhouse Radio Players production of The 39 Steps: A
Live Radio Play. Featuring Dave Bootle, David Black, John McDonald,
Erin Mckenna and Carolyn Cooper this radio play will be broadcast live
from the stage of the Waterfront. It will be great fun!

Our youth theater production of Disney’s Frozen, is on hold, but rest
assured you will be able to  Let It Go  later this year!

Neil LaBute’s Bash,  featuring Arthur Crocker, Belle Jampol, Lauren
Thompson and Ross Pipkin is preparing for the day we can open the
doors or live stream the production. (Don’t worry, we are playing safe).

A revival of our popular Trunk Material:  a musical review is on the
drawing table along with a fabulous season of plays and musicals to
entertain you throughout the year!
We thank you again for your support and look forward to the day we can
“See you at the theater!
 
Tom Thayer
Managing Artistic Director
PART 1 OF A FEW WEEKS
WE CONTINUE WITH ERIC ANFINSON

The Next Three Images Below : Here are Eric Anfinson's comments from his Postings on FB next to these three....
EA86
Latest pieces to be shot. — with  Coco Wilkinson  and  Isabella Hurtado .

EA87
Happy Birthday  Elaney  ......
'The Invitation'
40x40
Private collection — with  Elaney Vestal .  

EA88
This 'Pink and Blue' painting is made up of 5 separate yet connected canvases.
Pink and Blue
36 x 90
oil on canvas


Before You
20 x 16
oil on linen panel

(MIDDLE PAINTING I could not find Title)

Mediterranean Skies
12 x 9
oil on linen panel


English Wee' has just found her forever home..
24 x 18
oil on paper — with  Rae Hartwell  and  Gingerbread Square Gallery
The Bath' - Flapper Girl Series, has found her forever home.
20x16
oil on linen panel — with  Crystal Villegas  and  Gingerbread Square Gallery .
 

inner dance
9x12
oil on linen
w/ kyla piscopink — with  Dance Key West
Thanks Eric Anfinson and Emma Starr for giving our readers for Many Years some Brilliant Images. Thanks for being Friends..Thanks Gabriella Fiabane for Sharing for Many Years Amazing Images that are so Unique & Wonderful (You can find her Paintings in her GingerBread Square Gallery Exhibition in the Last Two Issues.
PART 2
ENCORE UP SHORTLY from the Staffs of THE WEEKLY and KONK LIFE


The Very First Virtual COMPLETELY ON-LINE AND TV with LIVE Interface from Citizens "Commission Meeting". Of Course you can see it in Reruns on TV and WWW.CITYOFKEYWEST-FL.GOV
NEXT ONE IS TUESDAY May 5 at 5pm and below is Information on How to Participate

Due to the current state of emergency, the May 5 th  Key West City Commission meeting will be conducted virtually. This will maintain social distancing to protect our citizens and our commissioners.
The City has created several ways that the community can participate in the meeting.
 
To participate in the City Commission meeting on May 5 th , which begins at 5 p.m., you have the following options:
1. Listen to the meeting via phone: You may listen to the audio only from your phone by dialing 1-646-558 8656 and when the meeting ID is requested, enter 950 463 489 and then press the # key.
2. Tune in live to Key West Comcast channel 77 or AT&T channel 99.
3. Watch the meeting online: You may access Key West City TV live by visiting: https://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov , click on meetings/live TV then click on “watch Key West City TV Live.” Click on the play button to view.  Note: You may have to adjust your browser settings for optimal streaming. Not all browsers support flash.
 
How to provide public comment prior to the meeting:
To make an eComment, click the “agendas and minutes” button on the City’s home page. Next to the current agenda, you’ll find an eComment link on the right side of the screen for the appropriate meeting.
Or you can click on  http://keywest.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx   to get to the agenda. Click on the eComment link on the right side of the screen for the appropriate meeting.
You may also provide written comments by emailing City Clerk Cheri Smith by 3 p.m. April 21 st  at  csmith@cityofkeywest-fl.gov . All other written comments received by the deadline will be distributed to the Mayor and Commissioners and the appropriate staff prior to the start of the meeting.
 
How to provide comment during the meeting:  
To request to speak during the virtual meeting, please sign up to speak through eComments prior to the start of the meeting to be placed on a list. The last four digits of the phone number you call in on will need to be provided in your eComment, this will be used to identify you as the speaker. Please dial *9 when your item comes up on the agenda.
You will need to follow the instructions on listening to the meeting via phone, when your name is called, you will be unmuted and you will have 3 minutes to speak. The average number of words for a three minute speech is between 300 and 350 words.
For those individuals who may not have access to view the meeting by any of the virtual means provided above, there will be a laptop setup outside of City Hall for live streaming. Please practice social distancing and keep six feet away from those around you. If you would like to speak on an item, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 305-809-3835. 
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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433 512 Eaton St.

WE SEE THE LIGHT! 
We are excited to continue to move forward in announcing rescheduled dates and hope this brings our music lovers some joy in looking to the future.  Ticket holders will be able to use your ticket for the new date and KEEP YOUR SAME SEATS should you choose to do so. For other options, we will be reaching out soon to all ticket buyers directly on how to proceed.  Please bear with us as we continue to navigate through this difficult time.
DON'T SEE YOUR SHOW HERE? Bear with us!  We are currently working on rescheduling multiple shows and will continue to announce them as they are confirmed. Please hold onto your ticket until a new date is announced. We will email ticket holders directly with options on how to proceed with your tickets. Th ank you for your continued understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing you all soon! -Key West Theater & Rams Head Team  

An Amazing On-Line and Hardcopy Selection of Books; many from Keys Author s
Up in Two Features : WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM . This Weekly Feature Lasted Many Weeks a few Years Ago & We Gave credit to their many Editors and will do again in weeks to come.
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Thank You Kevin and Staff for Providing US with an awesome Group; Now more then ever providing GREAT Info to the Entire Population. Your Chamber Like Org. is Amazing Providing Great Mixers and Luncheons and Support.

Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 
Kevin@GayKeyWest.com


Executive Director Misha McRae sends Regards and this bit of Info....
"While field trips and educational programs at the Botanical Gardens have been postponed, our Garden Education Team is still hard at work creating and sharing resources for students of all ages. Follow the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Facebook for the latest videos and activities! Educators are also ready to collaborate on developing customized resources, free of charge, to best meet the needs of your students; email  education@keywest.garden   to get started." Sincerely, Mr. Misha D. McRAE, Executive Director, Key West Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
5210 College Road, Key West, Florida 33040, (305) 296-1504 ofc.
(305) 296-2242fax


WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN   5210 College Rd. 305-296-1505
Owner & Editor of Konk Life Guy DeBor WWW.KONK LIFE send regards and makes this announcement
Here is a BIG KONK Life Announcement
We have switched to a new delivery system for the Daily Blast that requires your registration to continue receiving the Blast.
To Register please click the link:   https://konklife.com/?p=47710
For the past 30 days, all of us have experienced a virtual lock-down. It has affected every single one of us in the Florida Keys, our nation and the world. First, we at KONK Life wish everyone to be safe and healthy in these unprecedented times.
 
As a local newspaper, we have had to stop printing our weekly paper because of the lock-down. However, that has not kept us from delivering the news and information that you have come to rely on. For almost 4 years now our email Blast readers have learned that KONK Life delivers the top news and stories from Key West, Monroe County, Florida and the nation. We’re able to deliver additional out of county news through our affiliation with the Associated Press. We look forward to continuing to provide our readers with this valuable service for years to come.
 
Since the inception of the Blast, over 15,000 readers have subscribed. They read the Blast every day of the year. We developed the first local email blast and believe we have the largest subscription-base of all the local news organizations. But now we need more than readers. We need our readers to help support us in delivering the news and information you have come to depend on.
 
KONK Life is rolling out a new registration and subscription service. By simply registering you will have free access to 10 news stories every month. After you’ve reached your monthly limit, you will be invited to subscribe to KONK Life. initially, we are offering 2 levels of subscription. The first is an automatically recurring charge of $9 per month. Alternatively, you may purchase an annual subscription at a low introductory price of $59 per year. That’s less than $5 per month to have full access to our valuable local news and information and is more than 40% below the monthly rate.
 
Speaking for myself and our writers, photographers, graphic artists, office, and sales staff, we all hope you see the value KONK Life provides our community and will consider becoming a paid subscriber to our local newspaper. I thank you in advance for being a loyal reader of KONK Life. Guy deBour KONK Life Publisher konknewseditor@gmail.com
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ENCORE FROM LAST WEEK (One of the Regularly Featured Artists at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art


"Painted Threesome"

"Meeting of the Hearts"

"Transcendence #16"

"Transcendence" #4
Then the Next 4 Paintings I don't have the Titles


MAC STONE A BRILLIANT NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER WWW.MACSTONEPHOTO.COM
Here is Just one of Many Books that Mac has Published https://www.macstonephoto.com/everglades-book

Here are the Links to the April 27 https://conta.cc/2Y2SKJv April 20
MARCH 30, 2020  https://conta.cc/2WYr9bA and here is the Link to the March 23rd Issue https://conta.cc/2vSGUWE
We Now Start Part 1 of a Few Weeks showing "Life in Florida During the 1940s"
Part 2 : POSSIBLY THE LAST OFFICIAL NETWORKING PARTY IN THE FORT LAUDERDALE AREA ( For a Few Months); DONE EVERY YEAR AT MY good friend Rich Aube's Beach Resort in Hollywood Beach and I was There at the Coral House
WWW.CORALHOUSEHOTEL.COM  954-922-9411 INFO@THEHOLLYWOODBEACHCORALHOUSE.COM

WWW.KWAHS.ORG  281 Front St. 305-295-6616
The Custom House, LightHouse Keepers Quarters (on Whitehead St.) , East Fort Martello Tower/Museum, Tennessee Williams Museum on Truman Ave.
WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM and https://www.facebook.com/theweekly/
The Editor of the Key West The Weekly Mandy Miles; along with Britt Myers and Jason Koler (Owner & Publisher) ALL send regards. I asked them to send me Information; so our readers can continue to expand the information Resources they receive ; Especially (like you) from the Daily Sources Including WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM and WWW.KONKLIFE.COM

Our website:
Our Facebook page:

Keys Weekly is the largest locally owned and distributed newspaper throughout the Florida Keys with offices in Key West, Marathon and the Upper Keys. We publish three print editions (one from each region) every Thursday and provide daily email blasts while maintaining an active website and social media presence. We promote local news, events, businesses and the colorful people of our unique communities with a combination of information, entertainment and humor in each issue.

Contact info:
Key West Weekly publisher Britt Myers  britt@keysweekly.com
Keys Weekly publisher Jason Koler J ason@keysweekly.com
Key West Weekly Editor - Mandy Miles  Mandy@KeysWeekly.com
Marathon Weekly Editor - Sara Matthis 
Upper Keys Weekly Editor - Jim McCarthy
(305) 363-2957 (Tavernier office)
(305) 743-0844 (Marathon office)
(305) 453-6928 (Key West office)
(305) 743-0866 (fax)

The Weekly : On line Magazines URL Link

Mandy gives us 2 important likes ; the first is their Facebook main Account / page
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In the May 11th Issue WE WILL DEFINITELY START PARTS 1 OF THE AD TINKHAM & RICK WORTH EXHIBITION AT "JAG GALLERY" WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM  Letty's New Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.
and Three Different Events from Impromptu Classic Concerts of Key West inc. Lilian Van Hest Receiving an award from the President George Korn and the Last Two Concerts of 2020
In the Meantime ; Here's a few Tease Photos.
IMPROMPTU CLASSICAL CONCERTS OF KEY WEST
WWW.KEYWESTIMPROMPTU.ORG ALWAYS at St. Pauls Church 401 Duval St.
Info@keywestimpromptu.org Next Week Many Additional Photos which Include Lilian Van Hest Receiving an Award from George Korn & then Two of the Performances from the 2020 Season : Trio Gaspard and Natalia Kazaryan
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WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM  601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
https://www.facebook.com/thekeywestgallery/ Virtual Thomas Arvid Exhibition A Unique Mixed Media Series of Paintings.
You Must go to their Website and See the Amazing Artists that Hang at The Key West Gallery; and want to thank Kellie and her So Friendly and Knowledgeable Art Specialists for ALL the Hospitality and the Brilliant Images
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The May 11th. Issue will have Many Additional Works of Art from the Hundreds at Effusion Art Gallery EFFUSION GALLERY 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345    WWW.EFFUSION.COM
SHAKTI YOGA of KEY WEST 1114 White St. 305-587-4285 WWW.SHAKTIKEYWEST.COM The May 11th Issue will have a few Additional Photos
WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM  526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
World Reknowned for their Complimentary Sunday Afternoon of Extremely talented Ensembles that could play in large Jazz Clubs in any Primary Market
WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

The d’vine Wine Gallery is opening privately for your bottle purchases and
at special prices! Please look over our current list of offerings and then feel free to email me with your choices and when it is convenient for you to stop by the hotel to collect your purchases. We are available by appointment, Monday – Friday, 9-4.
 
d'vine Wine Gallery
Wines by the Bottle
WINE
Special Price
Anakota 2015 $140, Banfi Brunello 2014$90
Domaine Serene Pinot 2015 $108. F Locations Rose
$21.. Malene Rose 2017$25. Breezette Rose 2017 $22
Twisted River Riesling $26. Decoy Rose 2017 $19
Other Peoples Pinot 2017 $22. Sancerre Chavignol 2018 $22
Batasiolo White 2016 $24. Tiziano Pinot Grigio 2016 $21.
Batasiolo Barbera 2016 $24. Domaine Pichot Vouvray 2018 $27
Vorspannhof Mayr White 2018 $15. Millepassi Bolgheri Superiore
$115. Seghesto Zinfandel 2017. $36. 1000 Stories Zinfandel 2017
$35. D 2 Red 2015 $43. Matanzas Creek Merlot 2014 $30
Varvara Bolgheri 2016. $36. Buena Vista Pinot Nir 2016 $42.
Emmolo Merlot 2016 $54. Donna Olimpia 1898 2016 $30.
Siduri Pinot Noir 2017 $45. David Moreau Cote de Beaune Burgundy 2017
$36. Lassegue Grand Cru 2015 $76. Saitnes Pierres de Nalys 2017
$72. rapiche Malbec 2016 $15. Troublemaker Red Blend $36.
The Count Red Wine 2017 $35. Aska Bolgheri Rosso red $66
Jim Marquardt, General Manager, The Gardens Hotel and Cottages
d'Vine Wine Gallery, 526 Angela Street, Key West, FL 33040, 305-294-2661, C 305-304-7683.

We Continue with section 3 in this Issue of Our Multi Part / Week Feature (This Issue is Pt. 2). The Many Exhibitions that Alaen Ledesma Fernandez has Curated in Florida, Cuba, and Many other Latin American Countries.


Alicia Leal "The Journey" Acrylic on Canvas

Under the Moon by Ernesto Lapdevila 16 X 24 WaterColor on Cardboard

"Ave" / Bird by Jose Bedia 15 1/2 X 23 1/2 WaterColor on Cardboard

Gallo by Vincent Bonachea 28 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas

Freedom by Alicia Leal 25 1/2 X 21 Acrylic on Canvas

In the Mystery Is Your Name by Alicia Leal 15 X 15 Acrylic on Canvas
Part 3 from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez Next Week

We Now Continue with Photos from Todd German and Ceramic / Clay/ Tile Artist Sandy Sun.. Sandy Sun Up First
The Next Three Down Sandy Sun Remarks in Her Facebook Photos
1 & 2 ) Pair of Koi commissioned piece is finished! Large ceramic wall tile has gone to its happy new home to match a similar koi tile. This was a long process of sculpting, drying, waiting, firing, glazing, mounting, and grouting!
3) Leaves of the Keys wall tile
Next 5 Down Sandy Sun Comments

1) Get ready for a burst of color at Friday night’s opening at Frangipani Gallery. The show “Key West’s Changing Lights” will be up for all of February. See ya Friday!
2) Paradise” for The Studios of Key West Mango Madness show. It was so fun to see so many familiar faces and meet some new ones too!
3) Tonight is about splashing bright colors on clay as the rain and thunderstorms go on outside. It’s a challenge to fire an outdoor kiln between the raindrops but some bright cheerful colors will be coming out of the kiln tomorrow!
4) Thank you for the shout out on my piece, “Atoms,” on the front page of the Citizen yesterday. I’m so humbled and excited to be part of the Art Garden at the Key West Botanical Gardens for another year!


We Continue with Orchids from the Gardens of Todd German and a Few Other Photos he Shot
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A MESSAGE FROM Roberta DePiero from Key West Playbills

We want to keep you in the loop....Upcoming Events
Here is what we know.

Key West Songwriters Festival will be postponed .

Mystery Fest Key West cancelled their 2020 event but the writing competition is still open. They plan to hold a 2021 event. We will reconfirm your ad placement later this year when we update ad reservations for the 2020-21 season. 

PrideFest will be postponed until later this year. As soon as the Key West Business Guild has the dates, we will let you know.

Key West Summer Stage is on standby at this time. 

 Meanwhile for your enjoyment here are a few photos I have taken during this "Stay At Home" with no tourists around town.  

Be safe, stay healthy and well, you know.... wash your hands! 
NEXT Some really cool stuff FROM THE THE STUDIO OF KEY WEST but First

WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM  305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
GRACY@KEYSDIGINET.COM Gracy Lozano Byrne
The below Site has Past and Current Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
& Here is her Realty Company Info.

INFO@KEYSINTERNET.COM Gracy Lozano
NOT SURE THIS IS STILL FOR SALE; but I'll Leave it in 1 more week. HERE IS A HOUSE THAT HAS AN OUTSIDE SPACE THAT CAN BE FOUND IN 5-10M Houses..Here is the Two Minute Video Link Produced by Brilliant Social Media and Videographer and 1 of my 2 Campaign Mgrs from my Mayoral Race in 2016 : GinaCarlo Espinosa WWW.FOREVERSTUDIOSKW.COM
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RARE AND HISTORICAL PHOTOS, BURT REYNOLDS & THE KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL, HOMETOWN KEY WEST, SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, EXTENSIVE ART GALLERY LISTINGS, EXTENSIVE WEBSITE LISTINGS FOR MANY OF THE ORGANIZATIONS, MANY ENTERTAINING VIDEOS, ZAZOO and the Cartoon "FACES OF EVIL", REEF RELIEF, MOTE & PLANT - A - MILLION CORAL, The College of Florida Keys ( Formerly known as FKCC) On-Line Classes, A Few Links to Some Great Tunes & Of Course The Crisis Information Section with some very Important Links-Features-Articles & Videos Inc. Stephanie Leone Rivas from (OCI) Interviewing Mayor Johnston. But First Perhaps the Longest TSKW Section I've done. They have some NEW ON-Line Classes - The May Exhibitions - and Additional Information so pardon the Length of this Feature

TSKW has Started On-Line Classes
with JANICE GARY
Students will meet online over 4 Mondays : April 27, May 4, May 11 & May 18, 4-6pm
Registration: $150, $125 mbrs..
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Great for all ages!
Local Keys artists have created a collection of line art drawings for YOU to color at home! We’ll share one drawing each week on our Facebook page,  or you can download the drawing and print it right here!

We’ll pick one colored-in drawing at random each week to win a $25 gift certificates to Books & Books@The Studios!
 
How to enter:
- Don't have a printer at home? Pick up a drawing from the box outside The Studios' entrance.
- Post it to Facebook with the hashtag  #DiscoverKeyWestArtists
by Thursday, April 23 for a chance to win!
- The next drawing will be by Pam Hobbs, look for it next week .

The first week's drawing was created by  Kristyn LaMoia , an emerging Key West artist who has been honing her artistic skills since she could hold a crayon. She works as a graphic designer / illustrator by day, and creates absurdly imaginative pieces of art by night. Her work has previously been displayed at The Studios of Key West and Effusion Gallery.

And don't forget Books & Books @ The Studios delivers art supplies!
Here is the URL Link for the Complete E-Mail Campaign that this material was taken from.
HERE IS THE MAY 1 E-MAIL CAMPAIGN TO RECEIVE ALL THE INFORMATION FROM TSKW

HERE IS AN UPDATE ON 5/1 for the DRAWING DISCOVER KW ARTISTS
- Post it to Facebook with the hashtag #DiscoverKeyWestArtists
and tag @The Studios of Key West by Thursday, May 7 for a chance to win!
- The next drawing will be by Christopher Santorio, look for it next week.

(Don't have a printer at home? Pick up a drawing outside The Studios' entrance)
Editor's Note : Not sure I am giving you Complete or ALL the Updated Info from the Discover KW Artists so please go to the TSKW Links and sites

ANOTHER CLASS FROM TSKW

THE FIRST CLASS SOLD OUT QUICKLY - SO WE'RE OFFERING ANOTHER!
iPHOTO INSTRUCTION AND CRITIQUE
5 week course with TAMARA ALVAREZ
Students will meet online for group critiques over 5 Wednesdays
May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3 & June 10 at 6pm
Registration: $100/$80 mbrs
Limit 10 students

Feeling stifled in lockdown? Want to make the "everyday" a little more interesting?

This *iPhone photo class and critique has been specially designed for quarantine conditions. Discover the magic that’s just outside your window – and capture it perfectly from inside. Compose Instagram-worthy food photos. Share Fido’s best side with the world – no filters needed.
This class is led by Key West photographer Tamara Alvarez, who has been embracing the beautiful & quirky side of Key West & the Florida Keys for years (see her work at   https://www.instagram.com/the_sunnyside_up/ ).
She works as a professional landscape and architecture photographer for Craig Reynolds landscaping, and takes the beautiful photos you can find on the The Marquesa Hotel and Cafe’s Instagram page ( https://www.instagram.com/marquesahotel/ )


Thanks Jed and your Team for the Amazing Creative Hard Work You All Do.
HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO SOME OF THE CLASSES; there is may links and much Info to convey ; so pardon me if some of this may be a tad confusing ; simply go to the WWW.TSKW.ORG The Three Classes that I see are repeated a few times so please check dates and current availabilty : I-Phone Photo Instruction and Critique with Tamara Alvarez. Exploring Gender and Sexual Identity through Musical Theatre with Stephen Kitsakos. Reading in KW Pandemic Edition with Mark Hedden & Nancy Klingener




Janice Gary
Kristyn Lamoia
Up Next after the May Exhibitions (Directly Below) is a NEW On-Line Course from TSKW
This Link https://tskw.org/all-exhibitions/ Will give you details on the May 2020 Exhibitions Here they are "ART STORIES" by CHRISTINE FIFER, "BEACH BODIES" by CAITLIN ALBRITTON, and "COLOR CONVERSATIONS" by JILL CALDWELL . Then Of course ; the Every Year Anticipated Summer Exhibition from TSKW Member Artists "2020 Annual Member's Show / Exhibition" in June (This Exhibition uses ALL the Space in the Building) MORE INFO DIRECTLY FROM THEIR WEBSITE (Below)
CHRISTINE FIFER'S "ART STORIES" SPONSORED BY JANE GARDNER INTERIORS
Christine Fifer’s paintings and sculptures revolve around books – their history & their contents – all woven together with puns, puzzles, and didactic intent to both amuse and encourage conversation. Still life paintings of precariously stacked first editions are simultaneously realistic and surreal, prompting extended investigation. Leaping from the canvas, Fifer’s sculptures utilize actual books suffering from wear or neglect that have been repurposed to create playful and thoughtful sculptures in search of their own Renaissance. In the Sanger Gallery.
CAITLIN ALBRITTON'S "BEACH BODIES" SPONSORED BY THE ARTIST HOUSE
Culled from her ongoing Gym Series, Albritton’s colorful, awkward, and very funny paintings ultimately offer a profound commentary on the lengths people will go to in search of the perfect body. In the XOJ Gallery
JILL CALDWELL'S "COLOR CONVERSATION" SPONSORED BY ARCHEO GALLERY & GRACE ON FRANCES. In Zabar Project Gallery

Caldwell’s mostly abstract, mixed media paintings capture the exuberance of an island bursting with color: the endless shades of green foliage, the magnificent variety of flowers, the amazing aqua-teal-turquoise water, the billowing clouds highlighted peach-pink with the last rays of sun, followed by the blue-purple-indigo of nightfall. They are made of layers of water-based paint, graphite, markers and scraps of paper, which add texture and evoke the feeling of experiences and relationships that are built over time.
MANGO MADNESS : ANNUAL MEMBER'S SUMMER SHOW (USING EVERY EXHIBITION AREA IN THE BUILDING) SPONSORED BY TEAM KAUFELT

The mango is not only a fruit best savored under a tropical sun, mingled with the sea water beading on your face. It’s not only a color that radiates joy like sunshine. It’s a metaphor for the annual bounty of our island, meant to be shared with friends and neighbors, and as such it’s the perfect symbol for our yearly summer members’ exhibition, where everyone in our amazing artistic family is invited to submit a work of art, and the results never fail to nourish the soul.
Join The Studios Online for a brand new style of learning!

New this week: a LIVE Figure Drawing Workshop, the next #DiscoverKeyWestArtists drawing, plus additional sessions added of iPhoto Critique!
DRAWING FROM LIFE
3 day online course with LOTHAR SPEER
Students will meet via Zoom Wed, Thu & Fri May 13-15 at 10am
Registration: $150/$125 mbrs
Limit 8 students

Popular instructor Lothar Speer leads the first virtual Figure Drawing workshop at The Studios of Key West. This workshop will adapt Speer’s instructional goals to the virtual environment. Emphasis will be given to the principles of the classical studio practice such as placement, edges, proportion, anatomy, form, rhythm and value which provide a vigorous foundation for personal style. The students will have the privilege of drawing from a professional live model. Students will draw from direct observation of the model and receive feedback and ongoing instruction.
As an alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal, Lothar Speer leads his students to higher levels of self-sufficiency and visual acuity. This workshop is designed to turn every participant into their own successful teacher and fortify general drawing and design skills by providing the secrets and tricks of 500 years of European Old Master studio practice – powerful tools that have withstood the test of time. Photo by Ennid Berger
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We now Continue with a New Series from the Gang at The Key West Film Festival : FLASHBACK FRIDAY


FLASHBACK FRIDAY 
May 1, 2020
BURT REYNOLDS

Remember that time one of the world's biggest movie stars of all time came to Key West? We do, and you can relive that moment below.

Burt Reynolds - who still holds the record of being the number one grossing box office star for 5 years in a row (1978-1982) - graced KWFF with his presence in 2016. He was on hand to be honored with our Golden Key Award along with a a screening of "The Bandit" - a highly personal film about his former stuntman and later director - Hal Needham. Hal directed him in "Smokey and The Bandit" and their relationship was definitely complex, while cherished.

The screening featured all the bells and whistles one would expect when regaling Hollywood royalty. A limited edition replica of his Trans Am from the film was parked outside of the San Carlos Theater, and
Mr. Reynolds was escorted to the screening in an old-time police car complete with a keystone cops dressed driver.

Check out a snippet of the conversation Mr. Reynolds had with David Fear of Rolling Stone, and an interview with KWFF's Andrew Shortell. 

FUN FACT: "The Bandit" is directed by Jesse Moss, whose latest film,  "Boys State,"  premiered at Sundance and sold for over $10M to a24. KWFF's Programming Director, Michael Tuckman, saw the film at Sundance and can honestly say it's the best doc he's seen this year and quite possibly one of the best of the last ten years. Along with being a US Grand Jury Prize Award Winner at Sundance, it's a sure fire lock for an Academy Award nomination.

Watch "The Bandit" on any of these platforms: 

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BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN TOWN ; Thanks Michael and Heather & Staff

WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM  900 Southard Street 305-294-2469  https://www.facebook.com/mangiakw/
I believe they are OPEN and selling Homemade Pasta Sauces and their Usual Gourmet Food..Here is a FB Shout out from Heather and Michael the Last Few Days : " Homemade Pasta & Sauces; located in the heart of old town Key West; abundant servings and low prices; seafood; Excellent Wine and Beer offerings; winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence"
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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM  866-289-2101 https://WWW.DELL.COM
WWW.KEYSTECHNOLOGY.NET 916A Kennedy Dr. 305-296-8775
A Brief Thank you Letter to Keys Technology here in Key West and Dell Computer

. . I want to give Thanks to Keys Technology here in Key West and Dell Computer. About a month ago (Early March) my Dell 5559 that I've had for about 4 Years needed a new LCD Screen or a New LCD Screen Cable or both. Travis Hollman at Dell Computer ( https://WWW.DELL.COM ) just as this crisis was really escalating was Brilliant in making arrangement for these parts to be shipped to Keys Technology..I also in the next few weeks ordered from Dell a Battery Charger, A Dell Battery for the Dell 5559, and a 2 Carrying case. One of the Carrying Cases is for my new Dell 5584 that I purchased the week my 5559 went down.  The Support that I get from Dell on the Phone (software and hardware) for decades is Tied for First Place with Constant Contact ( A Brilliant Vehicle for my weekly Magazine Production and of Course Database Mgt. and Distribution of the Magazine). Keys Technology 916A Kennedy Dr.  https://WWW.KEYSTECHNOLOGY.COM 305-296-8775 was Brilliant in keeping their shop open for many weeks into this Crisis; and through a series of parts being delivered over a few weeks; was nice enough to fix the Dell 5559 ( especially the first few days of a Temporary Close when they came into to their shop) to complete fixing mine as well other clients computers. Thanks so very much Keys Technology and Dell Computer. Ed Krane

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WWW.SOUTHFLORIDASYMPHONY.ORG  954-522-8445
   https://www.facebook.com/southfloridasymphony/

MORE "RARE AND HISTORICAL PHOTOS" UP SHORTLY
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Please go to the last 5 Issues to see Many Photos and Art and Features from March 30 https://conta.cc/2WYr9bA and April 7 https://conta.cc/2RaOLWK and April 13 https://conta.cc/34zaVb0     and April 20 https://conta.cc/2wQ83Kd  and April 27 https://conta.cc/2Y2SKJv
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WWW.FKCC.EDU   305-296-9081
5901 College Rd.

Media Contact: Amber Ernst-Leonard
CFK Director of Marketing & Public Relations
305-809-3531 |  amber.ernstleonard@fkcc.edu
  CFK Moves Summer Classes Online
 
The College of the Florida Keys has moved summer courses online to allow students to earn college credits while remaining safer at home.  CFK offers two terms in the summer: Summer A is six weeks long and runs May 11 through June 22.  Summer C is 12 weeks long and runs May 11 through August 3.  New students must apply by May 1.

The College has resources, including financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans, as well as staff to help students find a way to pay for classes.  While all College locations are currently closed, service can be accessed through telephone, email, and other technology during normal business hours.  More information is available on the College’s website at FKCC.edu .  New students who need assistance should contact Marissa Owens, Director of Recruitment, at  recruiter@fkcc.edu  or 305-809-3207.



We Now Continue with the last batch of photos from the Photographic Exhibition "LA IN THE 1930s"Up Next but First an Important Announcement from WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM

The 2020 election resource
for candidates, voters and media.
KEY WEST AND MONROE COUNTY

 
HOMETOWN! AGAIN UNVEILS ONE-STOP CANDIDATE
RESOURCE FOR 2020 ELECTIONS
 
Dear Incumbents and Candidates in the 2020 Elections,

Hometown has canceled its “Call for Candidates’ forum scheduled for April 13, at Salute. It has become a tradition to open the campaign/election cycle with this event so that incumbents, candidates and those simply “testing the waters” can speak to the voters as to proposed ideas and concepts for our vibrant community.

This year Hometown again unveils its candidate and election information resource for Monroe County voters, incumbents, candidates, the media and all those interested in good government. Remember: Hometown members are SuperVoters—they vote in every election-primary & general, making it more important than ever to take advantage of this platform.

Hometown's Design Team has developed individual candidate spaces that will offer the Hometown website visitor (voters and media) more information about you!

Hometown offers a chance for you to get your message out—we will post your photo, contact information (telephone, email address, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram info), and a short written statement (no more than 150 words) on Hometown’s website ( Hometownkeywest.com ). Hometown is also prepared to add, in light of the possible future lack of campaign rallies, Forums, Q&A Events and other voter contacts, the  posting of a three-minute video setting forth each candidate’s vision  of why he/she should be elected and what his/her views are on the most important issues facing his/her electorate.



IMPORTANT:  Please send the following information to Hometown’s computer agent: Kelli Funkhouser at  kelli@twooceansdigital.com

1.  Head Shot: High Resolution (if not already sent)
2. Email address and Telephone/Twitter –Instagram Info
3.  Address (for campaign contribution checks :-)
4.  Narrative 100 - 150 word count-to be strictly enforced--
5.  Facebook & Website link
6.  Video of Candidate Speaking-no longer than 3 minutes

Please send your video to  Ms. Funkhouser  and she will upload that to Hometown’s YouTube Channel and use that same video on the  HometownKeyWest.com  website. If you already have your own YouTube Channel and would prefer we use one of your existing YouTube videos (not exceeding three minutes), please send the URL of the page that has the video you would like.

Please keep in mind: Hometown cannot process your information if received in bits and pieces.


“It is important for voters to have access to candidate information before the Mail by Vote ballots land in voters’ mailboxes,” said Hometown Board Chairman Todd German. “Our mission is simple - Informed Voters Promote Good Government.”

It is uncertain when future events will be held prior to the primary. The primary deals in large part with contested partisan county, state and federal races to be ultimately decided in the November election. It is, however, a misnomer as to other non-partisan races such as Key West mayor and city commissioners, school board, etc—for these offices, it is the general election.

If candidates are limited in holding a pre-primary rally, and Hometown does not conduct events and forums that enable candidates to meet with and discuss issues with voters, then you, the other candidates, the voters, and the community are without the means to understand and opine on significant matters that may well alter our future.

Some candidates have already sent in a photo, contact info, and a brief statement. See for example,  Craig Cates Danise “DeeDee” Henriquez , and  Robby Majesk a . (Go to  hometownkeywest.com  and click on 2020 Elections and then click on the name of the candidate.)
 
DEADLINE —in order to be posted, Hometown must receive everything as soon as possible and in any event, no later than April 30. If you do not want to post everything requested or anything at all, that is your choice. Just please let us know. Thanks.

Why would you not take advantage of this?
Send in your info as listed (#1 to #6) above. 

What are you waiting for?

Kimberley Denney Highsmith, Director /  kadenney19@gmail.com
Sheldon Davidson, Board Member Emeritus/  sdavidson13@yahoo.com
CLICK THIS IMPORTANT EXTENSION /ADD-ON FOR MORE INFORMATION

Now "Must See Rare and Historical Photos" ( Not Necessarily both; Since A photo of a Younger Christie Brinkley may be interesting to Some / Many this Hardly is Historical.
WWW.ZAZOOART.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925.

James and Jason & Don Oriolo Send Regards "& Look forward to Very Soon Welcoming you back to The Gallery. In the Meantime; we'll continue Sending Collector Updates & Of course Ed will continue to Insert Past Materials"

Awesome Limited Edition
on Canvas Specially Priced to sell!
 Only ONE available...
' Faces of Evil '  
TM & © 2012 DC Comics
 
 
Batman and his villains have and continue to connect with fans all over the world in their seven decade history. They are the most recognizable characters in the comics of both past, present,
and very likely, the future. 
Joker, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Bane, the Penguin, the Riddler, Two Face and Catwoman  are featured in this unique collage.
 
Rendered by the artists who had a key influence on Batman's villains as they evolved through the years, we have a study that shows an evolution in time and character. In short, the face and styles may change, but the hero and the bad guys remain the same. The limited edition on canvas is signed by NINE Artists: 
 Neal Adams, Simone Bianchi, Adam Hughes, Jim Lee, Jose Garcia Lopez, Dustin Nugyen, Paul Dini, Alex Ross and
Bruce Timm.

Limited edition of 100 fine art prints on canvas. 
We have edition # 33 / 100 available.
Measures approx. 43 1/2" x 43 1/2" framed.
Gallery price $ ̶$̶2̶9̶5̶0̶
SPECIAL PRICE $2499.
If you are interested in adding Faces of Evil to your collection at this special price, please call me at 305-294-8925 or email me at J ames@zazooartgallery.com  .
Best regards,  James Curken, Managing Art Consultant, Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval Street, Key West, FL. 33040.


631 Greene St. 305-294-3100, REEFRELIEF.ORG ,
Reef Relief's Virtual Marine Science Lessons 
When schools closed all over the United States and the world, Reef Relief knew we had to do something to allow for students to continue their science education and to help parents keep their children busy! Since then, we have created virtual marine science lessons that are presented every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on our "Facebook Live" platform ( www.facebook.com/reefrelief ) . Each lesson comes with supplemental worksheets, activities, and videos that you can find here:  www.reefrelief.org/blog . These lessons are 100% free of charge and start at 10:30am EST. If you can not attend a "live" session, you can watch all recorded episodes on our Youtube channel the next day at:  www.youtube.com/reefrelief .
  Please share with parents, teachers and schools! Lessons are designed for students in pre K to 8th grade but, anyone is welcome to participate.  
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Donate $10 to Help Support our Virtual Classroom Programs and Receive a Buff!
 
Reef Relief is offering a special sale on our buffs in order
 to help our community and followers cover and protect their face while partaking in essential activities such as grocery shopping, picking up medication, and exercising. 
 
Our buffs are regularly priced at $15 but, if you donate $10 to help support our programs such as our new marine science virtual classroom, you will receive a Reef Relief protective buff!
 
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Coral Camp for Kids (Ages 6-12) registration information and the Coral Camp for Big Kids (Students entering 6th-9th grade) application packet will both be available on our website on  May 1st.   
COVID-19 is creating large uncertainty as to when the Florida Keys will open up and return to normal. As of today, camp is scheduled to operate as normal but, this issue is being closely looked at and could very likely change.

 In order to have an organized registration process, all campers registering for camp for the month of June (Session 1: June 1-5 , Session 2: June 8-12, Session 3: June 15-19, Session 4: June 22-26) will not be required to pay until the first day of camp. In the event we do have to cancel the first few weeks of camp, this will allow for an easy cancellation process. Big Kids Camp is scheduled for August 3-7. Please contact us for more information on Coral Camp for Big Kids (flyer attached below) or  click here.

SHADE & SHUTTER GALLERY. 1102 White Street  WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM   ,
305-767-3769
Great Features, Photos of the Day, Hundreds of Photo Galleries, and Extensive Special Events Sections

CRISIS INFO SECTION UP NEXT ; BUT FIRST AND AFTER CRISIS INFO SECTION IS OUR EXTENSIVE LISTING OF MANY OF THE LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS WEBSITES & OTHER CONTACT INFO..
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PERMANENT FEATURE APPEARING EVERY WEEK
HERE IS AN EXTENSIVE LISTING OF THE CURRENT ART VENUES IN KEY WEST that We've Featured in the Last 8 Years. The Below Galleries & Museums are Part of the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends : Frequent Associate Contributing Editors.


WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM  606 Greene St.


FLORIDA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS BUILDING (GATO CUBAN CIGAR FACTORY) 1100 SIMONTON ST.
           WWW.KEYSARTS.COM         

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


623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM  601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM   1111Duval St. 305-292-0072

SHADE & SHUTTER GALLERY. 1102 White Street  WWW.SHADEANDSHUTTERKEYWEST.COM  ,

WWW.COFFEEMILLDANCE.COM   305-296-9982
New Location "The Annex" 804 White St.
also "By the Bay" 3340 N. Roos. Blvd. #2

1207 Duval Street 305-296-8900

WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM   622 Duval 305-294-8925

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG  Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St.  DanceKW@Gmail.com Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

Maggie Ruley - Island Inspirations
933B Fleming St. 305-304-1013
Don Oriolo Painting Owner of Zazoo
ARTISTS IN PARADISE in BIG PINE KEY
221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828

WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM   825 White St. 305-294-0609


WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM  802 White St. 305-296-2080

EFFUSION GALLERY (Just Opened July 5) 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM

855-469-3729
WWW.LETTYNOWAK.COM  Letty's New Gallery "JAG" 1075 Duval Square (Where Doug Mayberry Realty was) Off of Simonton.

WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM    518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM  305-296-2988 1316 Duval St.

WWW.KWAHS.ORG  281 Front St. 305-295-6616
The Custom House, LightHouse Keepers Quarters (on Whitehead St.) , East Fort Martello Tower/Museum, Tennessee Williams Museum on Truman Ave.

WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM  6810 Front St. 305-923-4778

Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910  WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store   WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088
ART@830 830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Alan Maltz Gallery 1210 Duval St. 305-294-0005

DE LA GALLERY 419 Duval St. 305-395-2210
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WE NOW START OFF OUR CRISIS INFORMATION with Lots of Important Links Inc. WWW.KONKLIFE.COM and WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , WWW.KEYSWEEKLY.COM that will give you Daily Updated Info.. Also below : A Few Videos inc. Mayor Johnston ,City Mgr. Greg Veliz , Features from KWPD & MCSO Sheriff Ramsay + A New Executive Contributing Editor to The Blast (OCI) One Clean Island's Stephanie Leone Rivas. PLUS Many Additional Links Inc. : The City of Key West , CDC Links, SOS, TDC & More... After this Crisis Information will be just a few ADDITIONAL Entertainment Sections Inc. "Watch Party" Videos,+ Other Videos + Classic Record Links & a Few More Photos. Alyson Crean posted these two below .
HERE IS THE MAY 1, 2020 VIDEO MESSAGE FROM KEY WEST MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON. Click This Link
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The Last few Issues will have Many Video Messages from High Ranking City of KW Officials, Sheriff Ramsay, KWPD, Stephanie Leone Rivas / One Clean Island & Others. Simply after reading this Issue go to the Past Issue Links I've provided a few times in this Issue.
🌴 Q+A with  Teri Johnston - Mayor of Key West 🌴
Talking enforcement for beaches/parks/sandbars (:10), County and City planning for reopening + medical input? (1:43), what changed for beaches and parks to open (4:34), testing and mobile testing (6:45), checkpoints (8:47), bus services (9:25), and more! — in  Key West, Florida .

MAYOR JOHNSTON AND STEPHANIE LEONE RIVAS OF ONE CLEAN ISLAND