The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 18, 2017   
"Merry Christmas" by  Susan O'Neill  WaterColor
A Visit to the Winter Member's Show at The Key West Art Center "Celebrate the Season"

Holiday Lighting Ceremonies at Bayview Park
"Encounters" Alchemy on Aluminum
"Dare to Dream" Alchemy on Aluminum
Paul Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Latest Exhibition Featuring 4 Artists ; Two works from Robert Baras Above
EMT & Paramedic of the Quarter Honored (More Below) in the Weekly City of KW & MCSO Weekly Sections
Photo by Giancarlo Espinosa : Bob Wolz, Ed Swift & Jeanna Garrido
Truman Little White House 70th. Anniversary Celebration of President Truman's Dedication of the Everglades National Park
Mark Hedden's "STORM TOSSED" at TSKW ; just one of the many Art Exhibitions going on in The Keys. Also at TSKW their "KEYS STRONG" Member's Winter Exhibition; with many Great Local Works of Art.

"The Navy in KW" Exhibition about to Close. Last week the KWAHS honored the Naval Air Station Centennial Celebration with an Event (More Below). ALSO on 12/21 The Custom House Museum will hold their Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar. 
Photos by Senior Associate
Editor GianCarlo Espinosa
Lori Reid's Retirement Party at The Tropic Cinema

The Weekly TSKW Section Featuring So Many Events, Exhibitions, & Classes

Annual Dachshund Walk Dec 31
The Annual MCSO Animal Farm "Christmas on the Farm" held last week to an amazing Neighborly / Festive / Friendly Packed House of the Species called "Conchs". The Dec 25 Issue will have many Photos of the Event and ALL the Animals. Animal Farm Opens  Monthly 2nd & 4th. Sundays Starting with 1/14.
A is for Apple by Linda Egan Acrylic on Canvas 
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Laura Black Acrylic on Canvas

"The Creative Art of Lettering" Just Opened at The Gato Cigar Bld. Florida Keys Council of The Arts

Eric Anfinson, Emma Starr + their Guest Artists Reception This Past Weekend was so Brilliantly Bohemian. The Dec 25 Issue will have Many Pics.
Sybarite5 on Jan 7
Jacoby MacKay Jan 21
Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW Kicks off the 2018 Season on Jan 7 & 21, 2018
 Flower Cloud Mandala by Nicholas Bergery  Print on Aluminum 

We Evacuate All / Longed for Home by Mary Jean Connors  Oil

Pt. 2 Member's Show at TSKW "Keys Strong" 
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7815 Each Week.   This Week : Holiday Festivities Everywhere inc. the Annual Holiday Concert & Bazaar at The Custom House 12/21, Member's Show at Fla. Keys Council of the Arts "The Creative Art of Lettering", Member's Show at the KW Art Center " Celebrate the Season", Member's Show at TSKW "Keys Strong", Bayview Park Holiday Lighting events, Lori Reid's Retirement Party at The Tropic Cinema, SouthernMost Car Club Christmas Car Show 12/17 at Conch Republic Seafood (11a-3p),  WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Photo Galleries & Extensive Calendar of Events, Paul Gildea Fine Contemporary Art Gallery's Latest Exhibition, Our Weekly MCSO & City of KW Features, Michael Palmer Opens Exhibition at the GingerBread Square Gallery 1/7, Truman Little White House hosts 70th. Anniversary Celebration for Everglades National Park, "Storm Tossed" Photographic Exhibition at TSKW by Mark Hedden with Audio from WLRN's Nancy Klingener, WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM , WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Links , Lucky Street Gallery Reception for Latest Exhibition "Alternative Realities" 12/21, KWAHS Hosts the Naval Air Station's Centennial Celebration and we have the Pics, "Photos of the Week" by Peter Arnow, Hometown Key West : Important Info. from Pres. Todd German + 2/10 Candidate Workshop ( ALL Welcome not Just Candidates; perhaps a Mayoral Candidate from 2016 will attend) , TSKW and KWAHS have so many Events and Courses/Workshops, Next Week : Photos from Eric & Emma's Home Holiday Artists Party & Exhibition, Jazz in the Gardens 5-7:30p 12/17 Terry White & Friends and on 12/24 "Christmas Eve Jazz" at Kate's Resort, Q-Magazine, Our Weekly KW Business Guild and Hampton's Arts & Culture Sections, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW Kicks off the 2018 Season on 1/7 & 1/21, Aids Help CC, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , "Walk on White" 12/21, OIRF House Tours 12/27 & 28, FKSPCA "Parade of Paws" 2/10, FKCC's Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Gueverra "Caribbean Holiday Party Photos, "Last Stand : Protecting the Keys", Larry Smith's Holiday Jazz Concert at TSKW 12/22, Books and Books, GingerBread Square Gallery Raffle, EQFL 20th. Anniversary Material, KW Art Gallery NYE Annual Art Party, Red Barn Theater's "Dancing Lessons" 12/19-1/13, Waterfront Playhouse "Inspecting Carol : A Holiday Disaster" & "1776" 1/22-2/4, The Key West Theater's Updated Schedule + "Full Moon Salon" Event Announced, Auxiliary Coast Guard "Boating Safety Workshops", KW VFW Needs Our Help, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways promotes CD Compilation "Keys Strong" to Benefit Many, Fringe Theater "An Evening with Lilian Baxter" 12/21-31, WWW.CFFK.ORG UnSung Heroes Celebration 1/26 + Many Grants Given, KW Ladies Golf Ass. Welcome You to Play on Thursdays, Mangia-Mangia gives back to the Community with Non Profit Organization Dinners, AnnaMarie Giordano "Life Drawing Workshops; Of course with Live Models Every Tuesday at Fort East Martello, Karen Luknis at Salt Island Gallery, Skipper Kripitz Gigs, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM
 Photographic Studios, Coast Projects has Warm Clothing at Great Prices + Visit their New Retail Location at 803 Whitehead St. (SI Of course still Open), KW Food and Wine Festival 1/24-28, Isle Cook's Tasty Treat Classes, and More. Thanks to All the Contributing Editors "Friends" for the Great Year Round Materials.

EDITOR'S NOTE : The December 25th and January 1st. Issues should have a small amount of new Event Features (Usually not much material will come in over the next two weeks). The 12/25 & 1/1 Issues will contain Mostly Art and Photographic Works. .   Happy Holidays 
; Ed

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

Liz, Martha and the Gang send Regards and Tell Us
the 2017-2018 Member's Winter Art Show - "The Creative Art of Lettering"
Exhibition Dates: November 2017 through January 2018.
Sweet Pea by Aaaron Wright

Follow the Flow by Rosanne Potter Acrylic & Metalics

The Colors of Key West by Fran Decker Acrylic

"W" 1913 KW Alphabet Submitted by Greg Kelley

KW Job Search by Aaron Wright Acrylic

Earth Without Art by Janis Jo Stevens Acrylic

More "The Creative Art of Lettering" Up Shortly


WWW.KWAHS.ORG 281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Key West Art & Historical Society hosted Naval Air Station Key West's Centennial Celebration last week at the Custom House Museum, with a special exhibit and reception which kicked off with opening remarks by Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker 

"Our armed services are crucial to our country, and in celebrating the centenary of naval aviation in Key West, we have recognized the symbiotic relationship enjoyed by the Navy and Florida Keys community," says Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D.

The special exhibit focuses on the region's naval aviation, a natural complement to the museum's current "The Navy in Key West" exhibit of unique images, artifacts, uniforms, military memorabilia, and interactive displays about Key West's maritime past.

"A number of our museum visitors actually served in Key West during various periods, including World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Cold War," says Convertito. "Engaging with them and hearing their stories has made this extra special."  Both the Naval Air Station centennial exhibit and the landmark "The Navy in Key West"exhibit run until the year's end.

For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at or 305.295.6616 x112.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

 Lori Reid's Retirement Party from The Tropic Cinema ( Photos by Executive Associate Editor GianCarlo Espinosa and Ed Krane)

More of Lori Reid's Retirement Party Up Shortly

533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458
The Studios of Key West Opened Last Week a Few Exhibitions. "KEYS STRONG" their Latest Member's Show Featured ALL Works Pertaining to IRMA.  This issue Contains Many Paintings. The Dec. 11 Issue Featured a few ; and the Dec. 25 Issue will have many more.

Warrior of the Rainbow by Carol Christine  Acrylic
September Survival by Sandy Sun  Clay & Glazes 
The Garden Comes Back by Helen Harrison  Mahogany, Bugainvillea, Guards, Glass, & Copper
Tom Buckyard (Always Smiling & Volunteering) Showing off "1101 Fleming St." Photograph
Many Photos from "Keys Strong" Up Shortly. Also Up Shortly the Mark Hedden Photo Exhibition at TSKW "Storm Tossed"

Neil Chamberlain and his 
Staff send Holiday Greetings

Paul Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
522 Southard St. 305-797-6485
Current Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery has Suzanne Donazetti, Robert Baras, & Darren Jones with many of Sally Wernicoff Sculptures in attendance.
Paul with Darren Jones

Cindy and Friends

Artist Steve Kowalski, Art Collector Marta Huggins & Poet Laureate Kirby Congdon

Darren with Jason Cornely (Gallery Dir. at Zazoo Fine Art Gallery)

Paul "Red Dotting" 

Julie coming all the way from Key Largo to Support Cory & Paul & Taking Photos

The First 4 Works from Robert Baras
Windy Trees : Oil on Canvas

White Horse : Oil on Canvas

Birdland : Alchemy on Aluminum

Peek A Boo : Alchemy on Aluminum

The Tide Comes In by Suzanne Donazetti : Woven Copper

"Winter Sunset" by Suzanne Donazetti : Woven Copper

More from Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Up Shortly; Inc. More Opening Reception Photos

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


Get the latest news about Key West's and Monroe County's voting community's signature resource for candidate and election information.  Sat. Feb 10 at 8:30am at Marriott Beachside
A half-day workshop for those running, considering a run or interested in campaign leadership in the 2018 election - Attendees will learn what it takes to run a winning campaign including how to: Decide to Run for What and When, Complete Official Elections Paperwork, Write a Campaign Plan, Budget and Raise Funds, Develop a Campaign Message, Prepare Speeches-Debates-& Press, Market & Launch Campaign, & Win.
$25 Advance with Optional Lunch with the Workshop Speakers

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


Annual Key West Dachshund Walk is Sunday, December 31
On December 31
st Dachshund's, Dachshund impersonators, and their human companions will parade through downtown streets lined with adoring fans during the annual Key West Dachshund Walk. People and pets are invited to gather Sunday at noon at the corner of Fleming and Whitehead Streets before undertaking a three-block journey which will proceed down Fleming Street to Duval Street to Appelrouth Lane and back to Whitehead Street. Registration is not required. Costumes are encouraged, as are donations of dog and cat food for the Community Pet Pantry. The annual Key West Dachshund Walk 
is one of the final events of the island-wide Key West Holiday Fest, which runs through the month of December and is presented in part by the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West and the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council. 
For more Holiday Fest information visit (Photo Carol Tedesco /

(L) Sybarite5 January 7
(R) Jacob MacKay January 21
The 2018 Season (As Usual) ALL Concerts at St. Pauls Episcopal Church 4pm.

Still Available Space in their Program; Brilliantly done by Roberta DePiero and Peter Arnow ; Contact them at 305-292-7963  ALSO Contact Kathy Hooper for Membership Info.

WWW.LUCKYSTREETGALLERY.COM 1204 White St. 305-294-3973
Lucky Street Gallery, located at 1204 White St., presents "Alternate Realities", a flashy new exhibit featuring ceramic artist Brett Kern and his vibrantly glazed dinosaurs series, Lori Larusso's Shaped Canvases and Element Clay Studio's nature inspired porcelain Tiles and Bowls.  The show will run from December 8-early January, with a festive Reception, 6-8pm December 21
st, during Walk on White.
Small Urchin Bowl by Element Clay Studio
Blue Brontosaurus by Brett Kern
Hungry Heart by Lori Larusso

Bayview Park 
Holiday Lightings 

The Two Rabbi's are Shimon Dudai from Congregation B'Nai Zion and Jacob Zucker Chabad of the Fla. Keys
Key West houses - from shotguns to mansions - are like holiday gifts:  delights can be found in packages of any size, shape or wrappings.  The Old Island Restoration Foundation presents five homes that are fine examples of surprises inside.  They are offered as the premier for the Home Tours' 58th season.
The tour is scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, December 27 and 28, from 3pm to 7pmTickets are $30 in advance; $35 on tour days.  For credit card purchase, buy tickets online at  or call 305-294-9501 
.  Tickets are also available for purchase at the Oldest House (322 Duval Street).  During tour hours, tickets will be sold at the featured houses - cash or check, please.
Houses on the December Tour : 112 Hutchinson Ln., 1209 Johnson St., 618 Catholic Ln., 610 Griffin Ln., 511 Caroline St. ( Curry Mansion)
Mark your 2018 calendar for these OIRF Events:
January House Tour:  Friday, 12th & Saturday, 13th 3pm-7pm.
February House Tour:  Friday, 16th & Saturday, 17th 10am-4pm.
March House Tour:  Friday, 16th & Saturday, 17th 10am-4pm.
This season is dedicated to the memory of Joan Cornell.  Joan and her husband "Woody" were invaluable organizers of the Home Tours and supporters of OIRF for many years.
Also:   Saturday, March 3rd at Noon:  Conch Shell Blowing Contest


WWW.FKCC.EDU 5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081
Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan Gueverra / FKCC's Caribbean Holiday Party. Many Toys were Collected to Give to Various Charities


Eric Anfinson  at Mockingbird Studios 1616 Catherine St.
Next Week the Dec. 25 Issue will have Photos from the Event
An evening of art, drinks, and live music by Lance Taylor. There was handmade jewelry & porcelain wares by Australian artists represented by Emma Starr at Falling For Florin.


"Marine Zoning Works for Me" Presentation
Two weeks ago Last Stand held an event "Marine Zoning Works for Me" at the Bottle Cap's Blue Room with Guest Attendees Chris Bergh (Created & Gave the Presentation) and the Superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary : Sarah Fangman. What I Learned and Knew from Past Years : The Keys are in Serious Trouble. Go to the Dec 11 Issue (Link Below) for the Lead Feature as well as the websites above

But Has it Been Enough
The Time is NOW


Mark Hedden's "Storm Tossed" Photographic Exhibition at TSKW with Audio by WRLN's Nancy Klingener

Holiday Jazz Concert 12/22

Christmas comes early this year when pianist and composer Larry Smith returns to The Studios of Key West to present a fresh and soulful take on holiday classics.  On Friday, December 22 at 8pm, joined by his long his longtime collaborators, bassist Joe Dallas and drummer Skipper Kripitz, Smith presents a holiday jazz concert with a fun lineup of songs - including his original compositions. Smith's wife and musical partner, vocalist Christine Cordone Smith, sings.  "Long considered one of Key West's finest musicians and best showmen, when Larry Smith takes the stage you're guaranteed a truly unique island experience," says Elena Devers, deputy director.  "He wows audiences with his own clever compositions, and his fresh and unique spin on beloved holiday songs keeps people coming back for more."
Smith's musical vision is original and exhilarating, and his insistence on improvisation is a counterpoint to a meticulously rehearsed program. Classic songs become new again as Smith expands his arrangements beyond normal envelopes of safety.   "Sure, we can perform the Christmas songs traditionally and that's great, but our job is to make you feel like you're hearing White Christmas for the very first time ever," says Smith. "We'll deliver a great lineup and hopefully, take you back to the joy of being a kid again. After all, isn't that what the holidays are about?"  On-the-edge musical leadership is a normal for Smith and by setting up a challenging terrain for his musicians to negotiate, he creates an experience for the audience that is fun, thrilling, and hopefully, spiritually moving.
Tickets are $25 General Admission and $20 for Studios' members and can be purchased at The Studios of Key West's box office, 305-296-0458, or online at
ALSO Click TSKW8 Link for their Website Page on this event


  533 Eaton St. 305-320-0208
Last Week at Books and Books
Roberta DePiero - After Life, Images from the Key West Cemetery & Ralph DePalma - The Soul of Key West Vol. 1&2. Special Guests during First Thursday

UPCOMING EVENTS go to their website.
The December 25 Issue will have photos from
 Dmitry Zhitov' s Multi-Media Presentation last week-  Faces and Voices of Cuba. Brief Description - Award winning documentarian Dmitry Zhitov will present his Cuban photography book


Poinsetta by Fran Decker

"Celebrate the Season" Winter Members Show
WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241

The Key West Art Center just opened "Celebrate the Season". Come step inside the Art Center to view new work by Florida Keys Artist Members, enjoy festive treats, and indulge in a glass of wine alongside talented local artists.

This show turns the entire gallery around to feature new works by over 40 well-known local artists such as Martha dePoo, Elizabeth Chamberlain, and Susan O'Neil, just to name a few. Also on exhibit will be the work of three new Artist Members: Gabrielle Wilson, Donna Nadeau, and David Klein. 

The Key West Art Center is a non-profit community art center dedicated to promoting visual arts and to the advancement of local artists. The gallery is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Remember local art makes a beautiful gift your friends and loved ones are sure to treasure.

Water and Spout by Mally Weaver Acrylic
Ally by Gail Upmal  WaterColor Batik on Rice Paper
Sweet Nothings by Mary Blackman  WaterColor
Louies Backyard by Helen Kordon  WaterColor
After the Storm by Abigail White  Acrylic
Louies by Neva Townsend  Oil on Douglas County Pine
The December 25 Issue will have many Additional Works from the Key West Art Center on 301 Front Street 305-294-1241  WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM
Artist Michael Palmer Sends Holiday Greetings and Tells Us : The GingerBread Square Gallery is hosting a benefit raffle for the FKSPCA  begun Dec.1 and cullminating in a champagne. drawing of the winning ticket Dec.28 for a top hat I have done. Tickets are $5 and I've said  "Win it and wear it for New Years' Eve or for some other inappropriate affair."
The point is, we are hoping to benefit NSPCA in Key West with all the extra work they've had resulting from intake of animals after Irma's visit to the keys. The hat is on view at Gingerbread 

5210 College Road 


ttp: //coThe December 25 Issue will have Photos from Zuill Baley, Siudy Garrido, Flamenco Dance Theatre & Dancer George Akrum; plus the Issue will have Photos from the Pre-Concert Members Party at the Hemingway House.


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

 The Truman Little Whitehouse Hosted The 70th. Anniversary Celebration of President Truman's Dedication of Everglades National Park. 

Here are  Photos from GianCarlo Espinosa 
Bob Wolz, Ed Swift, & Jeanna Garrido
Little White House Board Member George Fernandez & Of Course The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, WH's Jenna Garrido, & Ed Krane. WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 1316 Duval St.

More Photos from The Truman Little White House 70th. Anniversary Celebration of President Truman's Dedication of Everglades National Park Up Shortly

WWW.EQFL.ORG 813-870-3735

Our 20th anniversary year is coming to a close, and we need your help to meet one last challenge! Please take a look below at the incredible progress we've made and make a $35 donation today to move us closer to our year end goal of $125,000.  CLICK ENTIRE 3 LINE LINK BELOW FOR ITEMS
To thank you for making a $35 gift today, we invite you to pick a gift from our online store. Make a donation of $65 or more and pick two free items! 

Due to Space Constraints and Front End Interface Copying from Original Source I was unable to copy over the Information of ALL the 2017 Accomplishments Click LINK1 for some Interesting Material. Also go to their website and FB Page for additional Info.
Equality Florida consists of two organizations - Equality Florida Institute, Inc., our 501(c)(3) educational charity and Equality Florida Action, Inc., our 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Together, these organizations form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM   601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

Photos of the Week by Peter Arnow. 
Wynwood Brewing Popular at Artisans Market
(Top L) Jacqueline Luhta stopped by to sample the brews of the Wynwood Brewing at the Sunday Artisans market in the Restaurant Store. Photo by Pete Arnow

(Top R) Island House Ready for Sunday Brunch
Gordon Ross and Paul Murray get ready to welcome the Thanksgiving weekend brunch crowd to Island House. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Lots of Art on Display  at Artisans Market
(Bottom L) Kassandra Burnette with her collection of fine art at the Artisan Craft Market. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Bottom R) Hand Crafted Soaps available at Artisans Market.
Angela Berube presents her Conch Republic Body Essential products at the Artisan Market which feature Hand crafted Artisan Soap. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Next Artisan Market : December 17 1111 Eaton St. at The Restaurant Store

The event gives residents and visitors alike a chance to shop fresh and local. The parking lot at 1111 Eaton at The restaurant Store is transformed into a showcase of art, photography, jewelry and unique local handicrafts made exclusively in the Keys. There is eclectic entertainment, local author book signings, demonstrations and sampling. This year we will feature produce from Grimal Grove .
Paul Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
522 Southard St. 305-797-6485

Part 2 of our Feature from the Current Exhibition at Paul Gildea  Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.
Below Fran, Debra, Cory, & Julie

Dare to Dream by Robert Baras
Alchemy on Aluminum

Encounters by Robert Baras
Alchemy on Aluminum

Bird of Paradise  Ink on Card

Flotsam & Jetsam by Darren Jones

Love Five Figures Embracing by Sally Wernicoff  Raku Fired Clay
Mariah by Sally Wernicoff  Alabaster
Releve by Todd Andrew Barbb  Composite

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


Subscription Plans for the Best Seat Avaialable 
Starring Carolyn Cooper and Dave Bootle ; Dir. by Joy Hawkins


Part 2 of the Member's Show "Keys Strong" at TSKW
Reiki Healing by Sandra Trupcevilo West  Mixed Media

Storm Surge by MargeHoltz  

Transformation by Tonya Feit  Salvaged Gingerbread Pickets, Venetian Plaster, & Natural Pigments

Storm-Dork by Kalo  Mixed Media

Surviving Irma by Sandy Mezinis WaterColor Giclee
Green Bra Look Out by Stanley Zabar  Archival Pigments Inked on Canvas
Beyond the Horizons by Rachel Feinberg  Acrylic
Cat, Dog, Bunny by Pam Hobbs  Paint on Scavenged Roofing Metal
More "KEYS STRONG" Winter Member's Show; Up Shortly

The Dec 25 Issue will have Photos from their Annual Concert / Party FundRaiser at Pier House

WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG 305-809-5000 1100 Varela St.



Part 2 Truman Little White House 70th. Anniversary Celebration of President Truman's Dedication of Everglades National Park

Bob Eigholtz from The US Coast Guard Auxiliary sends regards and tells us :Flotilla 13-03, Big Pine Key, is offering a
Boating Skills and Seamanship course January 9, 2018 thru January 25, 2018.  It is a three week program, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:00 to 9:30 P.M. It will be held at the Big Pine Key United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 280 Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key.
The cost of the program is $55 per person (materials included) or $80 for two people with shared materials. 
Topics include: Which Boat is for You, Required Boat Equipment, Operator Responsibilities, Rules of the Road, Handling Your Boat, Highway Signs, Orientation to Nautical Charts, Weather, A Look at the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Navigational Tools & Techniques, Navigation Exercise, Trailering, Boating Safety, Your Boat's Radio, Florida Law, Hands on Knot Tying, and a guest speaker from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 
For more information, visit Our Web Site. To sign Up Diane Adam 305-872-4071

Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club CHRISTMAS SHOW at
Conch Republic Seafood

Sunday December 17th,11am till 3pm, Custom cars, Antiques, Classics, Sports Cars, Street rods and Pickup Trucks will fill the parking lot at The Conch Republic Seafood Company, Green & Elizabeth St's. for our annual Christmas Show & Shine. The  event will be the eighth year collecting unwrapped toys for the children at the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. Seven trophies will be presented for Best Paint, Engine, Interior, Original, Custom and Best in Show. Bring a gift to vote for the " Peoples Choice". We will FILL a pickup full of gifts this year.
50's music, 50/50. food and beverages are  available from the merchants and sponsors . 
Judges this year will be Mayor Craig Cates and Bill Murray. This is a  our eighth year for a free, fun event for the whole family. Be there or be square!

Thank you Dick Moody, 942-1758 and from ALL of the Club members, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG 55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288
Click SANC1 for their Latest Newsletter
In the Newsletter : Coral Reef Damage Assessment, Summer LionFish Debry Recap, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, Newsmakers, Upcoming Events,

Part 2 of the "The Art of Creative Lettering"
Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369 

2017-2018 Member's Winter Art Show - The Creative Art of Lettering
Exhibition dates: November 2017 through January 2018.

KW Island Alphabet 2018 by Tony Gregory Acrylic & Mixed Media

KW Island Alphabet 2018 by Tony Gregory  Acrylic & Mixed Media

A Murder of Crows by Lucy Paige  Mixed Diptych

Irma by Sandy Mezinis  WaterColor

Music Is Love by Kay Chatters  Oil on Canvas

No Dumping by Mann Lynch  Photograph

Keys Strong by Gale Upmal  Pen and Ink

3 Signs on Wood by Chris Chatters

More "The Creative Art of Lettering" in the December 25 Issue

Ralph DePalma | Photography

The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, the OFFICIAL Home "Friend Club" of Howard Livingston & The MM24 Band, presented a check accounting for CD sales of the all new "Keys Strong" compilation to The United Way of the Florida Keys in the amount of $12,500!
Already ½ of the CDs printed sold in the 1st couple of weeks of it's release, with 100% of ALL proceeds earned from the $25 cost of the 2 CD set going to "Hurricane Irma Relief Fund" thru UWFK and the 16 LOCAL charities it helps! 
Order online ONLY at and receive FREE shipping anywhere!  
You can also buy it locally at Smokin' Tuna Saloon in Key West or Boondocks Grille & Draft House in Ramrod Key! 
37 songs from some of the BEST "Trop Rockers" across the Country (and locally, too!) with songs about Key West, The Florida Keys, and "The Keys Lifestyle" we all love, with 2 songs from Howard himself!
Tammy Hollander, President, Southernmost Coconut Castaways ,
Leah Stockton, United Way of the Florida Keys 
Marc A. Hollander, Vice President, Southernmost Coconut Castaways


WWW.FRINGETHEATER.COM 305-731-0581 325 WhiteHead St.

Dec. 21-31 "An Evening with Lillian Baxter" 7pm at Little Room Jazz Club
Jan. 18-20 "The Regina Monologues" A Stage Reading at Parrish Hall in St. Pauls.
Click FRINGE1 for a 20% Discount on Tickets ; and go to their website for a Complete Schedule
Here are a few more Photos from Lori Reid's Retirement Party at The Tropic Cinema shot by Giancarlo Espinosa


WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5 - 7:30p, Jazz in the Gardens Plus Terry White & Friends 12/17 & ON 12/24 CHRISTMAS EVE JAZZ with Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith, Joe Dallas, & Christine Cordone
 Enetratinment  Wed. to & Inc. Sat :   
Cabaret @d'vine Wine Gallery:
James King Dec 6,13
Megan Constantine Dec 2,16,20,21,22,23,27,28,29,30
Jimmy Olson Dec 7,
Michael Robinson Dec 1,8,15



Invitation to Women Golfers
Women golfers are invited to join the 18-Hole - Key West Ladies Golf Association.  All skill levels are welcome. Teams tee-off at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Key West Golf Club on College Road, Stock Island.  The season runs through the end of April, 2018.  New members can join at any time during the season.     For more information, call Audrey: 312-590-0390.

 WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502

Click GRANTS-AWARDS 1 for Complete List
ALSO The UNSUNG HEROES CELEBRATION is 1/26 with Review of Award Inclusion by 12/31.. Click LINK2 for More Info ; and or Call 305-292-1502


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards ; and tell us about a few events going on. During Season many Non Profit Organizations will do an Event Dinner ( with ALL the Public Invited); then Mangia-Mangia will Donate a Large Part of the Dinner Revenue back to the Non Profit Organization. 
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio

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
From 1977 - 1993 the Full Moon Saloon was the place to hang in Key West and Listen to the music of Bill Blue and the Nervous Guys or the Survivors.  These two iconic Key West bands sometimes alternated weekly gigs.  The Moon was dark, the AC and the beer were always cold, and the music was the best in town.  The crowds were mostly locals and included the famous and some of the infamous. When they moved from United Street to 1202 Simonton (current location of Camille's) Jimmy Buffet opened the new venue and returned to sit in often. It closed July 18, 1993 - Bill Blue and the Nervous Guys played music until 2pm the next day.  Join us along with Bill Blue and the Nervous Guys and Din Allen and the Survivors to relive some of those raucous days when smugglers drank with customs agents by night and eluded them by day. 
See old friends, enjoy the music of the Full Moon Saloon with two of Key West's greatest bands.
For additional Info on this event as well as their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7

"Taking it to the Streets" ( Actually 3920 N. Roos. Blvd. on the Sunset Green Event Lawn) Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers February 28 

Keller Williams April 5 and the new date for Mike Love is March 14 ; Click KWTLINK3 for one of their Latest E-Mail Campaigns with Updates

Click one their Latest E-Mail Campaigns to get Additional Updated Show and Event Schedule

Go to their Website and Facebook Pages for Up to Date Schedule of Events and Concerts.
ALSO HIT THIS LINK1 for their Latest E-Mail that will give a Tremendous amount of Information on New Bookings and Complete Concert/Event Schedules

Headwig & The Angry Inch 1/8, Arlo Guthrie 2/1, & The Zombies 1/26 & 27

Firefall March 17, 2018

 Zombies 1/8, Arlo Guthrie 1/26 & 27, Lorrie Morgan 2/1, Rumours 2/11, Jessie Colin Young 2/15, Jefferson Starship 2/22, George Winston 3/2 & Anna Popovic 3/2


WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM 305-304-6882 Owners / Editors Naja & Arnaud Girard
Hit this Link for some of the Great Videos :
Hit this Link for a Small Donation to the Blue Paper 
Arlo Haskell KWLS
Corneil McIntosh


AnnaMarie Giordano starts Up her live Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello on Tuesdays 11a-2pm.  No Minimum Amount of Classes Needed.    Feel free to Call AG at 609-884-3474 and or . Model Positions Available.

Part 3 Winter Members Show at TSKW "Keys Strong"

Blue Poinciana by Sharon Wells  Paint , Photography, & Mantase
Black and White by Jessica Sienming  Printed on Metal
Wind Palms by Judi Bradford  Ink
Bird by Bird by Pamela Kostmeyer  Assemblage Shadow Box
Mondrian Manipulation by Jill Benado
Red-Airc by Cheryl Wilson Smith  Glass
More TSKW Winter Member's Show "Keys Strong" in the December 25 Issue


830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

  SALT Gallery Presented Karen Luknis' "Mystical Entities": That Opened Reception Dec. 1
For the month of December, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St.,   will feature "Mystical Entities", a new collection of unique mixed media sculptures by local artist and Captain 


Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
Here is the December "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit DECEMBER


Inspecting Carol A Holiday Disaster Dec 12- Jan 6
1776 Jan 23-Feb 4


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

 Link for "After Irma Gratitude + Resources for Artists" Click Brown Title 
 WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 
Please go to their website for the many Events & Exhibitions Scheduled the Rest of 2017. Click any of the Brown Links for more details
OPENED Thu Dec 7,  / ON VIEW DEC 7-28
Exhibit fee: $25 per work / Artist retains 75% of sale price.
Photo by Mark Hedden
Irma was a reminder that the cost of our delicate string of islands is the knowledge that nature comes along once in a while to wipe the slate clean. Still, signs of our resilience abound: an orchid blooming days after the storm; a 150 year old wooden house, built by shipwrights and standing tall; or neighbors helping each other clean up. Creativity often works the same way; it returns with new focus after a test. For our first post-Irma Members show we invite you to reflect on the things that bend but don't break, the things that last, and the things that matter
"STORM TOSSED" 12/7-28 Another December Exhibition by Mark Hedden & Nancy Klingenger
Photo by Mark Hedden

(Top Left) Workshop Botanical Painting with Christine Neill (AIR) Jan. 5 & 7
(Top Right) Back to Basics : Draw Better with Mike Rooney Every Wed. in Jan. 10a-1pm

Click TSKW9 For Complete E-Newsletter on ALL the Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Click TSKW10 for Page on these Classes

Photo by Mark Hedden
Part of his Exhibition with Nancy Klingenger "STORM TOSSED"
(Bottom L) Here's Your Hat  What's Your Hurray" Play by Eric H. Weinberger
Jan 5,6 &7 
(Bottom R) One of the December Exhibitions by Mark Hedden and Nancy Klingenger

 (Early Winter Classes), LINK6 for the latest E-Mails TSKW sent for ALL the Upcoming Events, Classes, Exhibitions, Concerts and Important Information. 

Click LINK5 for Featured Classes, Painting & Drawing, Reading and Writing, Music-Performance & Movement, Sculpture-Photos-Mixed Media, Kids & Teens
Just a few of the many Listings in LINK5 : Creative Minds Art & Exploration for Young Adults Workshops Sat. 12/2-1/6-2/2-&3/3 11a-2p, 
"Here's Your Hat; What's your Hurray"  Jan 5, 6 & 7 Sponsored by Royal Furniture
Written by Eric H. Weinberger
Directed by Stephen Kitsakos
Based on the story by Elizabeth McCracken
When Aunt Helen Beck lands unexpectedly on the doorstep of her great-nephew Ford Mayweather and his wife Chris, her meddling makes mischief for all, including their neglected 8-year old neighbor, Mercury. The laughs are provided by  Kitty Clements, Jake Ferguson, Morgan Fraga and Joe Mitchell.   Based on a short story by National Book award-nominee, Elizabeth McCracken.
Eric's previous plays have included A Dog Story at The Waterfront Playhouse and also Off-Broadway at The Davenport Theater, Wanda's World for AMAS, I Love EthelThe Vivian Vance Story, and also And Then I Wrote A Song About It at The Red Barn Theater. He received a Drama Desk Nomination for Wanda's World as well as Class Mothers '68 starring Priscilla Lopez.

Click LINK7 for More Info. on this Play
Larry Smith Holiday 
Jazz Concert 12/22
Click LINK8 for the TSKW Page on this event
    Tues. Dec. 19 @9pm. 'The DRAVE Trio' w/ Michelle Dravis & Yvan Agbo
      Tues, Dec. 26 @9pm. 'The CRZBs' w/ Rob DiStasi, Chris Burchard & Bubba Lownotes
      Tues. Jan.2 @9pm.  'KOPAVI' w/ Richard Tazewell & Tim Mayer

 Blue Heaven Sun. Dec. 31st. @6:15-9:15pm.  Early N.Y.E. dining music with Toni Bishop, Richard Tazewell & Tim Mayer.

 Sun. Dec. 17th. @4pm. Robin Kaplan's "MUSIC ROOM" annual kids Christmas formal recital/concert.   Joe Dallas & I will be backing up many of the students.

Custom House"
     Thurs. Dec. 21@5-9pm.  The KWAHS Annual Holiday Bazaar outside of Custom House on Front St. .   Local crafts for sale,  amazing,  massive, industrial light projections over the entire Custom House building, whilst I coordinate holiday entertainment  from Blessed Community Choir, Clayton & Mina Lopez, Megan Constantine, Jodyrae Campbell, Nora Revelin's Steel Pan Students, BVMP students, the Music Room students, Conch Republic Marching Band, Joe Dallas, Bubba Lownotes, Camille Russo Toler, Erica Monet Butters, Chris Toler, Nancy 3 Hoffman, Libby York, Suzanne & Jackson Moore, 

      Fri Dec. 22. @8pm.  Larry Smith will be doing his annual holiday concert show at TSKW with Christine Cordone, Joe Dallas, & special surprise guests . 
       Salute: Sat. Dec. 23. @5:30-8:30pm. W/ Christine Cordone & Larry Smith
      Gardens Hotel:  Sunday Dec. 24. @5-7:30 pm.  Christmas Eve Jazz with Larry Smith, Joe Dallas, & Christine Cordone

"Hampton's Art & Culture"

The 3 Big Arts Organizations in the Hamptons LI NY are below. Of course just like Key West; there are so many Art Galleries on the East End of LI and as we did for the 2016 / 2017 Issues; The Blast visits and Presents their Art.  Thanks for the Positive Feedback; especially from Keys Art Gallery Owners and Artists that enjoys seeing what their Artistic Community is presenting.
Editors Note : We will start up in the next few weeks with adding events and Features to this Popular Weekly section ( Especially since we have picked up a small Target Market Readership from the Hamptons)

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.  



281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Upcoming Exhibitions : Key West Collects, On the WaterFront Truman Annex Artists, The Outrageous, From a Womans Hand.
Current Exhibitions : The Navy in KW, Overseas to the Keys : Henry Flagler Overseas Railroad, Tennessee Williams-The Playwrite & Painter, Stanley Papio - Junkyard Rebel, Ghosts of East Martello, Speedway to Sunshine : Henry Flagler Overseas Railroad, Life of the Keepers, Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & The Sea"

Key West Art & Historical Society exhibits Florida Keys residents' curious collections at the Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society presents "Key West Collects," an exhibit of unusual and wonderful collections of knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, tchotchkes, artwork and other objects collected by Key West/Florida Keys residents. In the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. 

Get into the holiday spirit at Key West Art & Historical Society's Holiday Concert & Bazaar on Thursday, December 21st from 5PM to 9PM, located on the sweeping historic porch and promenade of the Custom House Museum.   The celebration will feature Key West's finest artisans, musicians and choirs, along with a spectacular holiday light show presented by Key West High School's 'Conch 5 Studios' students, with proceeds to benefit the Bahama Village Music Program & Society educational programs.   
Visitors can browse hundreds of unique gift options at this signature holiday event while enjoying music, food and libations with eggnog and a champagne bar to lift the frazzled 'final shopping days' spirits.   Society members can also enjoy a 30% discount (normally 20% for members) at the museum's store from 6PM to 8PM, and  VIP membership table with champagne and treats. And of course, Santa will be on hand for last minute requests and 'selfie' photos. Key West Art & Historical Society's Holiday Concert & Bazaar is one of many festive events taking place during Key West Holiday Fest, which runs through December 31 and is presented in part by the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council. For more information on Key West holiday events visit  To inquire about being a vendor, contact Society Operations Manager Shawn Cowles at  or 305.295.6616 x111. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean
Parlin Meyer, with the Old Island Restoration Foundation, came to the December city commission meeting to let the community know that the organization has grant funding available to repair and restore historic structures with hurricane damage.
According to Meyer, OIRF has over $32,000 available in their annual grant program, and the organization is giving hurricane recovery projects priority as they determine which proposal or proposals will receive grant money.
Meyer pointed out that not-for-profits and individual residents of Key West are eligible for grants. She noted that, over the past few grant cycles, only non-profits have applied. OIRF is hoping that individuals who qualify will also apply for this grant funding aimed at preserving the architectural and cultural heritage of Key West.
Grant proposals are due by January 12, 2018. For more information, go to

Key West Fire and Rescue Medical Director Dr. Bruce Guerdan has named Angelina Maltese EMT of the Quarter and Lt. Jordain Mera Paramedic of the Quarter.
The Key West Police Department is kicking off its Safe Streets Motorcycle and Scooter campaign to improve motorcycle and scooter safety across the island. With the help of a $50,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, officers will be stepping up education and enforcement of laws pertaining to motorcycles and to scooters.  Due to Space Constraints will run the entire Material that Alyson sent over in the next few issues and/or see if the entire material is on their website or Facebook Page
The community joined together Thursday for the traditional Lighting of the Menorah a Bayview Park. In the photo:  Commissioner Richard Payne, Assistant City Manager Greg Veliz, Commissioner Billy Wardlow, Rabbi Shimon Dudai, Mayor Craig Cates, Rabbi Jacob Zucker, Commissioner Margaret Romero, City Manager Jim Scholl, Commissioner Sam Kaufman.

WWW.COASTPROJECTS.COM 6404 Front St. 305-709-4001
Cold Weather Items Greatly Reduced at their Retail Stores
VISIT THEIR NEW STORE IN KW AT 803 WhiteHead Street and to view their entire E-Newsletter sent out with Merchandise Suggestions ; Click  COAST1

Key West Food & Wine Festival 1/24-28, 2018

Tickets on sale now-

Melina Toppino sends regards and tells us  : Adventurous aficionados of fine food and vintages can explore creative cuisine, premium wines and unique events in a subtropical island setting during the annual Key West Food and Wine Festival.

Set for Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 24-28 2018, the festival's indoor and outdoor events showcase local chefs' culinary flair and favorite indigenous ingredients, intriguing libations and distinctive Florida Keys atmosphere. Attendees can whet their appetites for island-style excellence at Henry Flagler's Welcome Party, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, on the beach at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. The mouthwatering gathering is to recall the elegance of the early 1900s, shortly after the completion of Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad and the luxurious Casa Marina.

For Additional Venue Participants and Events go to their Website

 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504


Saturday, December 23rd  - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join us for our Cheeses of Nazareth Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!. Please Call For Seats.
Wednesday, December 27th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
New England Winter Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. Fried Oysters with Horseradish and Beets.    Duck Confit Salad on New England Brown Bread and Celery Root Remoulade.   Sea Scallops with Clementine Relish and Roasted Rutabagas.   Gingerbread, Roasted Pears, and Mascarpone
Saturday, December 30th  - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Join us for our weekly Wine and Food Tasting featuring delicious wines with paired bites by Chef Martha Hubbard!Please Call For Seats.


Read More in one of their Latest E-Newsletters ; Click MOTE33

Click MOTE1 for an Important E-mail from MOTE on the Condition of the Keys Facility
MOTE Lab Earns First LEED Certification in Monroe Co. hit LINK34
MOTE Scientists Researches Impacts on Stone Crab Fishery & Other Features from a Recent E-Newsletter Hit MOTE34 . MOTE Teams Up with AMIKids to Teach Life Skills Through Marine Literacy & Other Features from a Recent E-Newsletter Hit MOTE35

Mote's Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital admitted nine endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles and one threatened green sea turtle Friday - helping with a team effort to rehabilitate 46 cold-stunned turtles initially brought to the New England Aquarium (NEAQ) in Quincy, Massachussetts. The turtles traveled Friday, Dec. 8 by private jet from NEAQ to four Florida facilities: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida Aquarium and Sea World Orlando. Click MOTE37 for Complete E-Newsletter

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

New Location 808 Duval St.

Be a part of the 2018 Gay Key West Map & Directory!
Purchase your ad today!  The layout is a rack card size booklet that allows for a combination of narrative, photos, advertising & business listings.  We print  20,000  copies!  They are distributed locally at the Gay Key West Visitors Center  & KWBG Member locations.
We also distrubute them at TDC sponsored trade shows, LGBT festivals around the world and LGBT venues across the US. 
Contact : Matt 305-294-4603 


Imporatant Message from your QuarterMaster

Don't know if you are aware, but our Post sustained major damage from IRMA and will be closed for the foreseeable future.  We are currently doing the "insurance and contractor dance" and have begun soliciting support to help offset the expenses of both repairs and paying all our reoccurring monthly expenses without the benefit of income.   Any checks can be made out to VFW Post 3911 and mailed to the address below.  Also, anyone who would rather do donations digitally, can go to PayPal and make them to our account:

Since we had a lot of blue on the building to begin with, the tarps on there now kind of blend in and haven't been noticed by many in the community.  We were hoping that some of your many followers might be inclined to help us out. 
Thank you! Ken Thompson, USN (Retired) Quartermaster, Veterans of Foreign Wars Southernmost Post 3911. 2200 N Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040, Post: 305-294-9968, Office: 305-414-8310


Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander. Next time the Animal Farm is Open Jan 14...The Dec. 25 Issue will have many Photos from the Annual "Christmas on the Farm"

Dear Hometown! Supporters,
Thank you for your dedication to Good Government in Key West and Monroe County by joining Hometown ovrt the past several years. With your financial support, Hometown has been able to promote the exchange of political viewpoints and ideas by sponsoring forums, debates and other political events. These programs allow you, the voters, to more fully consider the merits of the candidates and their proposals. 
I am writing to respectfully ask you to financially support Hometown's  non-partisan mission  to host and present candidate events in 2018 - all toward cultivating qualified local candidates, promoting positive campaigns and educating voters. This will surely be a very active election year! Individual and Family Memberships are $40 and $55, respectively. Of course, you may wish to contribute more generously; other levels of giving are on the Hometown website.
Renew Your Pledge for Good Government
Help ensure good government with a
Hometown thanks you for your continuing commitment to good governance in Key West and Monroe County, to a well qualified and prepared stable of candidates and, most important, to an informed and engaged electorate.  
Todd German 
President, Hometown!

Hometown! Key West is a 501(c) 3 corporation and is tax deductible on your federal income tax returns. Membership is on an annual basis; renewable every January.


Thanks for reading The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. If you would like to insert material in the Magazine ; reach out to me at 954-448-4324 EK10@AOL.COM. Thanks to All the Contributing Editors & Organizations. Have a Great Week; and Happy Holidays Ed.