The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends December 4, 2017
  
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(Above Photos from Carol Tedesco)
Holiday Events 
in the Keys




Key West Orchid Society Holiday Brunch Dec 17
This Year ; By far the Most Amazing 


Line Up of Films.

Complete Coverage of the Awards Ceremony & Party with Special Guest Lois Smith in Part 4 of 4 Dec 11 Issue

 & Special Events /Q&A/Panel Discussions
National Premiere Showings : "Call me by Your Name", "The Shape of Water", "Last Flag Flying", "Youth in Love" "After Louie", "Laughing Branches" & So Many More




PT. 3 PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 KEY WEST FILM FESTIVAL
Pt. 2 of our On-Line Photographic Exhibition called "Funny Photos Involving a Pose"
Zuill Baley & the Flamenco Dance Co. Featuring Siudy Garrido + George Akram & Argentina.  December 14 & 16 with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra. 


Key West Garden Club Meeting 12/7


Deliah by Sandy Mezinis

Pt. 3 : Lemonade Stand Art Gallery & Letty Nowak's Annual "Small Works"Art Exhibition at TSKW and we Have ALL 140 Works.

(L) Dmitry Zhitov 12/15
(C) Roberta DePiero 12/7
(R) Ralph DePalma 12/7
Craig Pittman "Oh Florida" 12/14
Patricia Gussin 12/5

Books and Books "Meet The Author" Events
Marc Hacker

Sharon Wells

Paul Carmichael

Susann D'Antonio

Pt. 2 of the Frangipani Artists
Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes Craig Pittman Held at The Tropic Cinema
KW Naval Station Centennial Celebration at the Custom House
The Annual "KW Collects" Exhibition at the Custom House
Many Events in December at the KWAHS ( Key West Arts & Historical Society) Venues


(L) Alaina Plowdrey
(C) Annual Holiday Artisan Fair
(R) Rosalind Brackenbury
The Weekly TSKW Section Featuring So Many Events, Exhibition, & Classes
Whale Sharks in the Weekly MOTE Section + Reef Relief, Sanc. Friends of the Fla. Keys, NOAA, FWC, FKSPCA, & Last Stand ALL Report In from their Weekly Sections 
TDC (Tourist Development Council) of the Florida Keys December "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link
Exec. Dir. of the MCSO Animal Farm Jeanne Selander with Peanut and Benny at the 2017 City of KW "Holiday Parade". The MCSO Animal Farm is Open for their Annual "Christmas on the Farm" 12/10 ; Then Resumes their Monthly 2nd & 4th. Sunday Openings starting with 1/14.
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The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; going out to over 7805 Each Week.   This Week : Books and Books Many "Meet the Authors" Inc. Roberta Depiero and Ralph DePalma 12/7, Pt.3 Photos from the 2017 KWFF, KW Art Center's Group Show 12/3 (5-7p), Pt. 2 The Artists of Frangipani Gallery, KW Orchid Society Brunch 12/17, Eric Anfinson & Friends Hosting an Art Exhibition 12/14, WWW-FLA-KEYS.COM , 3rd. Annual "Out of the Darkness : Suicide Prevention" Walk/Run 12/3 (11:30a.)
"Photos of the Week" by Peter Arnow, Holiday Photos by Carol Tedesco, S. Fla. Symphony Orch. Featuring Zuill Baley and Siudy Flamenco Dance Co. 12/14 & 16, KW Garden Club Meeting 12/7, Pt.3 Lemonstand Art Gallery "Small Works", Many Great Events at TSKW & KWAHS, Our Weekly Feature "Hamptons Arts & Culture" + The City of KW-MCSO & ALL Our Nature-Green-Eco Conservation Associate Editors Report In, Salt Gallery Present Karen Luknis, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , FKCC & CFFK, 
WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , Whale Sharks, TDC's Dec. "Keys Traveler", Red Barn Theater's Schedule, The City of KW Holiday Tips,  Tropic Cinema Honors Lori Reed for the Many Years of Outstanding Work, Paul Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery's Reception 12/11, Ralph DePalma's 2018 Calendar "The 2018 Soul of KW", Key West Theater's Latest Schedule of Events, Movies, & Concerts, "Storm Tossed" Exhibition at TSKW by Mark Hedden & WLRN's Nancy Klingenger 12/7-28, Anna Marie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops Thursdays at Fort East Martello, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Lighted Boat Parade at Bight Marina 12/9, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens Post Irma Re-Opening, "Last Stand : Protecting The Keys", KWT Presents "Sugar Rum Cherry" a Parody KW Burlesque, Next KW Artisan Market 12/17, Wesley House events, Anne McKee Artists Fund Fine Art Auction 2/9/2108, VFW Needs Help with Repairs, Tasty Isle Cook events, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways CD "Keys Strong" Compilation to benefit over 35 Non Profits, Fringe Theatre  "It's A Wonderful Life" 12/7, Jazz in the Gardens at The Gardens Hotel (Peter Diamond & Friends 12/3), KW Ladies Golf Ass. every Thurs., Mangia-Mangia gives back to the Non Profits, Jane Gardner Professional Interior Services, Waterfront Playhouse "Inspecting Carol : A Holiday Disaster" 12/12-1/6 and "1776" 1/23-2/4, KW Food and Wine Festival 1/24-28, KWLS, & Much More.  Thanks again to all our Contributing Editors : The "Friends" in the Title of the Magazine.
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Pt. 3 The Frangipani Artists.  The Nov. 20 Issue Featured Works from : Fran Decker, Gabrielle Wilson, Janis Child, Carrie Andrews, and Deb Kik. Here is a Link to the entire Nov. 20 Issue : 
http://conta.cc/2yYaVAv , The Nov. 27 Issue Featured works from Karen Beauprie, David Scott Meier, Deborah J. Moore, & Helen Rebane here is the Link to the entire Nov. 27 Issue
This Issue Features Susan D'Antonio, Paul Carmichael, Sandy Sun, Marc Hacker, Terry Gallo, & Sharon Wells

Sharon Wells
Five Palms
Yellow Pool
Poinciana Sky
Pirate Cate

Bird Photographer Paul Carmichael



More from Sharon Wells and Paul Carmichael ; as well as Susan D'Antonio, Sandy Sun, Marc Hacker, & Terry Gallo.
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Letty Nowak / Caroline Stover-Sickmen & The Lemonade Stand Gallery Presented at the TSKW their Annual "Small Works" Exhibition with over 140 Works.  The Exhibition just shut down a few days ago. Here is Part 3 of Our On-Line Exhibition Featuring ALL 140 Works in Case you Missed seeing them in person and/or want to See Them Again. Pt 1 Nov. 20  http://conta.cc/2yYaVAv , Pt. 2 Nov.27  http://conta.cc/2AyIFJb

Floaters by Kayla Bischoff

Yellow Outriggers by Wade Koniakowsky

Celebrate by Jacquelyn Sanchez

Girl with Longhair & Woman in Red by Tana Golikova

It's Lonely at the Top by Brandon Williams

Wife ; then Captain by David Genest

Force and Matter by Robin Howard

(L) Calaies Waiting (R) Fair Haven by Suzanne benson

"More Small Works Up Shortly"; Up Next Part 3 Photos from the 2017 Key West Film Festival but First an Announcement from Paul Gildea
Next Exhibition at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery will have Suzanne Donazetti, Robert Baras, & Darren Jones
December 11 Reception 6-8pm
Darren Jones



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The Nov 20 & Nov 27 Issues had a few pics from the Opening Night Kick Off Film (The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro) & Opening Party at the Audubon House; the Annual PORCH Critics Discussions, Little White House Red Carpet party, Student Film Showcases,  "Borg Vs. McEnroe" & "I Tonya" (with Special Guest ESPN's Bob Lee) & the Spotlight LGBTQ's Premiere Showings of "Call Me By Your Name"+ "After Louie", "Freak Show"and so many Additional Films-Events-Parties. Here are the Links to those Two Issues.. http://conta.cc/2yYaVAv ,  http://conta.cc/2AyIFJb This Issue will cover the Saturday events starting with the Sat. Morning showing of the "The Artist" and the Honoring of the Costume Designer Mark Bridges PLUS Critics Choice National Premiere of "Last Flag Flying with Q&A, then the Sat. Night Awards Party.  Part 4 of 4 will be in the Dec 11 Issue and will Feature the Saturday Night Awards Ceremony with Special Guest Movie Star Lois Smith + The Last Day of the 2017 KWFF Sunday Featuring Quincy Perkins "Love in Youth". We'll have a Special Stand Alone Issue just on the 2017 KWFF (Featuring ALL 5 Days ) in the Next Few Months.














We continue with the Awards Ceremony Party and "Last Flag Flying Premier with Q&A; Up Shortly

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Carol Tedesco Tells Us  a
bout a few Holiday Events
Photo by Carol Tedesco

27th Annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade Set to Dazzle
 
Saturday December 9, festively illuminated watercraft, including classic schooners, fishing and pleasure crafts, kayaks and dinghies will display their dazzle in the 27th annual Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley Lighted Boat Parade. The boats begin parading at 8 p.m., but arrive at the Key West Bight Marina at the Historic Seaport early in order to stroll through the magical beauty of the Key West Harbor Walk of Lights with its array of shops, restaurants and watering-holes, charmingly decorated for the holidays. At 6 p.m., catch the Gerald Adams Elementary School Steel Your Heart Band as they perform holiday tunes on the Schooner Wharf stage, followed by more live music by the Cayo Ritmo Band playing classic holiday tunes mixed with island dance rhythms of the Caribbean.
 
The lighted boat parade is one of multiple events that take place during the annual Key West Holiday Fest, an island-wide celebration presented in part by the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council that continues through December 31. For more information, contact the Lodging Association at 305-296-4959 or visit keywestholidayfest.com. MORE FROM CAROL TEDESCO UP SHORTLY
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Eric Anfinson Invites You
December 14 6-9pm at Mockingbird Studios 1616 Catherine St.
'More Hearts & Bones - a gathering of friends' is a Key West art happening at Mockingbird Studio. Local artists,  Carrie Disrud - paintings ,  Karen Luknis - assemblage
Emma Starr - photography Click FB LINK1 for more info

Join us for an evening of art, drinks, and live music by Lance Taylor. There will also be handmade jewelry & porcelain wares by Australian artists represented by Emma Starr at Falling For Florin.
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The Key West Library Presents
 New York Times Best Selling Author Dec 5 Patricia Gussin held at  WWW.BOOKSANDBOOKSKW.COM
  533 Eaton St. 305-320-0208
Part of WWW.TSKW.ORG






The Key West Public Library and Books & Books at the Studios will present New York Times Bestselling author, Patricia Gussin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, at Books & Books, 533 Eaton St.  Gussin's debut novel, "Shadow of Death," was nominated best first novel by the organization International Thriller Writers.  Her other suspense titles include "After the Fall," "Weapon of Choice," and her latest, "Come Home."  This free event is sponsored by the Key West Public Library and Books & Books at the Studios.  For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595 or visit booksandbookskw.com.
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Roberta DePiero - After Life, Images from the Key West Cemetery & Ralph De Palma - The Soul of Key West Vol. 1&2. Thursday, December 7th from 6-8 during First Thursday 
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Dec 14 Author Craig Pitman "Oh Florida" 6PM
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Event Type - Multimedia presentation & Discussion & Reception 
Title - Dmitry Zhitov -  Faces and Voices of Cuba. Friday, December 15th at 6:00 pm. Brief Description - Award winning documentarian Dmitry Zhitov will present his Cuban photography book

http://booksandbookskw.com/event-directory/
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Poinsetta by Fran Decker



WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Sunday Dec 3  5-7P
The Key West Art Center is pleased to host its annual opening reception for 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. 
As a special treat the Key West Art Center is having a PRIZE RAFFLE drawing to be held during the opening reception. For a suggested donation of only $5 you could win a 5 CLASS PACK ~ POLE & CROSS TRAINING at KELLY'S AERIAL ARTS & FITNESS, valued at over $100! Keep this amazing prize for yourself or give it to a friend.

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.

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Here is Part 2 of 3 of Our On-Line Photographic Exhibition Called "Funny Photos Involving a Pose"






More "Funny Photos Involving a Pose" Up Shortly
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WWW.KEYWESTGARDEN.COM 305-296-1505
5210 College Road 

The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden
 re-opened on December 1st with a  
Grand Re-Opening Event on Saturday, December 2nd, 10 - 4. (Hopefully they will send us some pics from the weekend's Grand opening Celebration Events for the Dec 11 Issue). Of course ; the celebration is always on; and they look forward to your Visit. Below a 1936 Photo of one of the Founders Gardening

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The South Florida Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 20th Masterworks Season with a Soiree at the Ernest Hemingway House on December 14, 2017 2017 followed by a Concert on December 16, 2017 brim full of diverse music and internationally acclaimed artists.  At the Soiree, immerse in the writings of Hemingway as the Symphony brings to life four of his beloved stories in the four movements of the Grammy Award winning Tales of Hemingway.   Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso presents: Zuill Bailey,  cellist extraordinare and Grammy Award winner, performing the Grammy Award winning Tales of Hemingway  composed by Michael Daugherty; Manuel de Falla's El Amor Bruja with Siudy Garrido and Flamenco Dance Theater, featured Dancer George Akram, and Flamenco Singer Argentina; and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 35 "Haffner".  Visit SouthFloridaSymphony.org or call 954-522-8445. https://keystix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1021
ALSO on the Program : Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Company performing the exotic, sensuous music of Falla's El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician) with special guests: Siudy Garrido, George Akram, and Argentina.
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Part 2
WWW.FRANGIPANIGALLERY.COM 305-296-0440  1102 A&B Duval St. 
New Jewelry and Encaustic Collages at Frangipani Gallery starting Friday Dec 1.. We now continue with our Feature "The Artists of Frangipani"

Marc Hacker








Terry Gallo





More from The Frangipani Gallery Up Shortly
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Johnny White & Caroline are always so nice in sharing their Photo Galleries with Us.  Hit their Gallery Link to see many Photo Galleries
 
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 305-296-0440  1102 A&B Duval St. 


We continue with our On-Line Art Exhibition : The Artists of Frangipani Gallery with
SUSANN D'ANTONIO






We Continue with more from Sharon Wells & Paul Carmichael Up Shortly
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 The annual KWOS Holiday Brunch is coming up a month from today, Sunday, Dec. 17, 11 to 2. It is at the Club at Key West Harbour on Stock Island where we had our special October brunch. Why not just send in your reservation right now and avoid the Christmas rush? Send your check made out to KWOS  for $25 per person to:
Kathy Buckard, 51 Boundary Lane, Key West 33040
She'd like to have your response by Dec. 10 so the chef will know how many to cook for.
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We now Continue with Our On-Line Photographic Exhibition "Funny Photos Involving a Pose"






More "Funny Photos Involving a Pose" in the Dec 11 Issue
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In the photo: Community Services decorating the tree for the upcoming Tree Lighting Ceremony.
 
 Saturday, December 2
nd, the other family favorite -- the Holiday Parade -- The December 11 Issue will have Photos.
 
On Thursday, December 14
th, the community will gather back at Bayview Park for the Lighting of the Menorah at 5:30. Rabbi Shimon Dudai from Congregation B'Nai Zion and Rabbi Jacob Zucker from Chabad of the Florida Keys will say the blessings.
Holiday Tips from The City of Key West in their Weekly Section
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 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076 Here is a 3 Minute You-Tube Video that Poochie Myers made of Stroll Down Duval Street
A Visit to the Guild Hall Gallery will yield an amazing amount of Local Artists Year Round; Perhaps over a Thousand Works of Art.
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Part 2  of this Issue the 2017 KWFF
Here is 1 Pic from the Nov. 27 Issue : Always one of the Highlights of the KWFF ; The Porch Panel at 429 Caroline Street Featuring Eric Cohen from IndieWire, David Fear Rolling Stone, Kenny Duran La Times, Joshua Rothkopf Time Out NY, Alison Willmore of Buzz Feed , Freelance Film Writer Steve Dollar, Hans Morgenstern Miami New Times, Juan Barquin & Jeffrey Wells from Hollywood Elsewhere, & Moderated by Quincy Perkins (White Orchid Studios) and Brian Brooks of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Go to the Nov. 27 to see More on this Event and some of the other Days. 
The Student Film Events are always one of my Favorites; Plus Below Sat. Night Premier Event with Q&A "Last Flag Flying" + A Visit from Movie Star Lois Smith & Awards Party












Next week in our Dec 11 Issue will be Part 4 of 4 from the 2017 KWFF and will Feature the Awards Ceremony (Showing EVERY Award) and Quincy Perkins Sunday Premier Showing and Q&A of his film "Youth in Love"

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WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM   601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
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More "Small Works" from Letty Nowak and the Lemonade Stand Art Gallery. The Exhibition was at TSKW; and we have Pics of ALL the works

Sunrise in the Channel by Lynne Bentley-Kemp

Blue Beach by Joe Bliss

Sailing & Flying at Fort Zach by Belinda Gordon

Isabel by Jorge Marrero

Disinterested (Word You Abandon) by Eunsil Leem

Bent But Not Broken by Cheryl Wilson-Smith

Florida Straits Study : Vessel Series by TSKW's Lauren MaAloon

Thank You Anderson Ranch by Peyton Evans


I'm Going to Grandma by Georgann DeMille


Untitled One by Joe Skoby

More "Small Works" in the December 11 Issue
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  WWW.KEYSLASTSTAND.ORG 305-296-3335 422 Fleming St.


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We Continue with the Artists of Frangipani

New artists joined Frangipani this summer including Sharon Wells, Gabrielle Wilson and Kerry Hoeppner. Sharon has some new watercolors, Gabrielle's chickens are charming and you must see Kerry's coconut sea creatures.  Then there is new work from your favorites such as David Scott Meier, Deborah Moore, Deb Kik and Susann D'Antonio, new jewelry from Lois Songer and Lainie Davia and plenty of fun ceramics from Sandy Sun.
Finally, have a sneak peek at Fran Decker's new series of broken shell paintings, "This Once Was Home." This series was inspired by Hurricane Katrina and was ironically completed just days before Irma came and destroyed so many homes here in Monroe County.

SHARON WELLS
Orange Man
Fruit EnCaustic
Paris Oranges
Cottages for Rent
Fort Jefferson by the Sea


PAUL CARMICHAEL






The December 11 Issue will have some new Works from William Welch; and Once again in the next few Issues : We'll have The Artists of The GingerBread Gallery, Salem and Cocco Gallery, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Gallery on Greene & ALL our Gallery Associate Editors.
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The Key West Garden Club's December general membership meeting will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Garden in the Fort West Martello on Atlantic Blvd. in Key West. The public is welcome to join us.

This meeting will be "A Garden Celebration". The volunteers and staff of the Garden Club want to celebrate the recovery of the garden after the impact of Hurricane Irma. We will have an informal atmosphere in the garden with John Harris of Earth Advisors, Sharon Lieberman our resident succulent expert, and the wreath making skills of the floral design group sharing their expertise just in time for the holidays.

The garden will be decorated for the holiday season and will be lovely. So, please join us for "A Garden Celebration". Questions about the event can be directed to Jane Tiedeman, 305-923-3820.


SAVE THE DATE: Key West Burlesque's " 
Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker " at Key West Theatre. 
Put on your stockings and pull out your sugarplums for Key West Burlesque's "Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker " on Thursday, December 14 through Saturday, December16 at  Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street . This naughty holiday 2-act reverie features your favorite local performers, international burlesque superstars, and amazing aerial acrobats as they visit the land of libations.  Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.  Tickets:  keywesttheater.com or call 305.985.0433.

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Photos of the Week by Peter Arnow. 
Large Community Support for Equality Florida.
(Top Left) Jim Marquardt and his husband Norm Laurendeau gladly supported the Donor Party of Equality Florida held at the newly completed residence of Kate Miano. Photo by Pete Arnow.
(Top Right) Equality Florida Hosts Annual Donor Party at Home of Kate Miano.
Equality Florida's Deputy Director Stratton Pollitzer and local  Development Associate Evie Evers Kling welcomed all attendees to the annual Donor Party. Photo by Pete Arnow





(Bottom Left) Kate Miano Named American Red Cross 2018 Humanitarian
Gardens Hotel proprietor, Kate Miano, right is with her daughter Amanda Kruel at La Te Da where it was announced that Miano is the 2018 Recipient of the American Red Cross's Humanitarian Award. Photo by Pete Arnow
(Bottom Right) Florida Keys Council of the Arts Opens Exhibit
Liz Young, ED of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, opens the Creative Art of Lettering exhibit held at the Gato Building. Photo by Pete Arnow.
Thanks Peter
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Carol Tedesco sent more Holiday Event Info
Photo by Carol Tedesco

Lighting of the Historic Seaport: Merry elf Terri Craig, ghost of Christmas past Cindy McCausland and gingerbread man Ric McCausland, all of Key West, Florida, enchant strollers along the Harbor Walk of Lights at the Key West Historic Seaport Wednesday night, November 22. Wednesday's ceremonial lighting of the Seaport's Christmas trees, palm trees, ships, shops, restaurants and watering holes, which extend from Lazy Way Lane at the Green Street Plaza to the Ferry Terminal at Grinnell Street, marks the beginning of Key West Holiday Fest, an annual island-wide celebration presented in part by the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West and the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council that continues through December 31. Other Fest highlights include fabulously romantic Holiday Historic Inn Tours, the annual Schooner Wharf Lighted Boat Parade and an abundance of uniquely Key West New Year's Eve celebrations. Visit KeyWestHolidayFest.com
for information and an extensive listing of events. T HANKS AGAIN CT

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Next 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 .
 
WWW.KEYWESTCHEF.COM
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A Great Awards Party and the December 11 Issue (which is the Final Part 4 of 4 weeks) will have ALL The Awards given at the 2017 KWFF + The Sunday Feature from the Quincy Perkins Premier Event Showing and Q&A from "Youth in Love"
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We Continue with "Small Works" by Letty Nowak and Caroline Stover-Sickmen of The Lemonade Stand Gallery
Sassafras Yellow & Green
Sassafras Petunias by Deborah K Goldman


Beaches & Board Wake#1
Beaches & Board Wake#2 by Billy Kearns

A Stolen Idea
House Broken by Blair Craig

F red by Joseph Mayernik

I Couldn't Really Think
You're Not Listening by Bradys Smith

Deep Dive : Vessel Series by TSKW's Lauren McAloon


(Top) High Noon Lunch Truck
Life's A Beach by Elizabeth Chamberlain
(R Top) Sushi Bowl by David Gregory
(R Bottom) Sunrise in the Channel by Lynn Bentley-Kemp



I Could Live There by Samantha Riviere

Surface Tension by Kelly Keane

More "Small Works" in the December 11 Issue ( Part 4 of 4)

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

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WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857


Our 4th Annual Parade of Paws & Holiday Bazaar is happening on Saturday December 9th at Higgs Dog Park and you are invited! 

For a chance to win $750 towards any Royal Caribbean cruise as the Grand Prize as well as have your pet named King or Queen of Parade of Paws go to  http://fkspca.donorpages.com/ParadeofPaws2017/ and register your pet today!  Each person can create their pet's own personalized fundraising page where they can raise donations to benefit the animals of the Florida Keys SPCA.  Once registered you will be given a unique link you can promote through email and social media sites where friends & family can donate directly to your pet!
 
Top earners will win prizes and the title of the 2017 Parade of Paws King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Duke and Duchess for your fabulous pets.  Then come out on December 9th, walk your dog in the parade, or a picture of your cat or small animal and show your support for the homeless animals of the lower keys.
 
This is a family friendly event where anyone is welcome to bring their dog to march in the Parade of Paws parade! The blessing of the animals is at 9:45am and the parade will start promptly at 10am!  Costumes encouraged!  Immediately following the parade the Holiday Bazaar will open where local vendors will showcase their business for those last minute holiday needs!  Santa will be there for photos with the whole family, there will be live music and more!
 
Interested in being a vendor to showcase your business at the Holiday Bazaar or a sponsor for the event? Please contact Tiffany at  tiffany@fkspca.org or (305) 294-4857.
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WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 305-296-9911

Subscription Plans for the Best Seat Avaialable 

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

Jeremy Wilkerson Sends Regards and tells us : December 6th - Holiday Helpers' Key west Lighted Bike Ride - Starting at Bayview Park
As Monroe County's economically challenged -- the essence of service, Construction, tourism and water/based economy -- struggle to survive, sometimes juggling multiple jobs on weekends and late/night.   The Lighted Bike Ride is just one of the avenues used to obtain the needed gifts for the Key West Holiday Helpers Toy store.  The ride is a family event beginning: 6:00 - Check-in6:00 - Helmet Fitting and meet with Santa7:00 - The Ride Begins

Families and individuals with lighted and decorated bikes ride through the streets for the community to see. Registration for the ride is one unwrapped toy for the Key West Holiday Helpers Toy Store. Decorate your bike, dress up, and come out and enjoy. Don't forget your unwrapped toy.
 
For more information and to register go to www.wesleyhouse.org
 
December 6th - Holiday HooHaw on Sparkle Street - Street party on Appelrouth Lane - Key West. 
After the Key West Lighted Bike Ride, stop at the street party on Appelrouth Lane. The street will be decorated and music pumping. All bike riders with a wristband get in free, all others we ask for an unwrapped toy donation or a cash donation to buy toys for children for the holiday season.

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3rd Annual "Out of the Darkness Suicide prevention 5K Walk
12/3 at 11:30am

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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,
Click REEF for the Dec 7-10 Key Largo Reef Fest

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2018 McKEE FINE ART AUCTION ANNOUNCED - Save the Date
 
Stephanie Hellstrom sends regards and tells us : The Board of Directors of the Anne McKee Artists Fund, Inc. announces the date of Friday, February 9, 2018 for their annual fine art auction.  The auction will again take place at The Studios of Key West.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the auction, led by Tom Luna, will begin at 8:00 p.m.  Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar.  VIP seating is available for $50.  The auction preview will be from January 26th until February 9th at The Studios of Key West.  Tickets for the auction are available now at  www.keystix.com  and at The Studios of Key West on the night of the auction.    
 
The McKee art auction raises money for project-based grants to Keys visual, literary and performing artists.    Founded by longtime Key West resident and philanthropist, Anne McKee, the non-profit fund has awarded more than $245,000 since 1994.  For more information about the Anne McKee Artists Fund and its annual auction and artist grants, visit  www.mckeefund.org .
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Ralph De Palma | Photography
305-394-7001
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The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, the OFFICIAL Home "Friend Club" for Howard Livingston & The MM24 Band, is proud to announce the release of a brand new compilation CD called "Keys Strong"!  
With over 35 songs about Key West, The Keys, and The Keys "lifestyle" we all love, this double CD set includes songs by some of the best "Trop Rock" performers from all over the Country and includes local musicians as well!  Some classic hits, some newly recorded versions of past hits, and some brand spanking new songs specifically recorded for this CD, 100% of all proceeds collected will go to The United Way Of The Florida Keys!
Money will be distributed to the 16 local charities listed on their website www.keysunitedway.org so the money stays here in The Keys! Beautiful photography donated by Rob O'Neal and many Sponsors donated money to help defray the cost of the CD, packaging, and shipping along with all of the songs also donated!
Only $25 for the double CD and includes FREE shipping anywhere! Go to their website to place an Order

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

Dec. 7 "It's A Wonderful Life" A Live Play Radio Broadcast from Island Radio 106.9
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
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WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5 - 7:30p, Jazz in the Gardens Plus Live
Sunday Nov 26 Libby York Sunday Dec 3 Peter Diamond & Friends
 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

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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.
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 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
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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
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 WWW.JANEGARDNERINTERIORS.COM 812 Fleming St. 312-914-7546


Let's work together to create your home in Paradise. I have worked in the interior design business for over 30 years. I started in Chicago in 1985 and moved to my beloved place, Key West, in 2014. Because of my passion, experience, and appreciation for the islands unique beauty I am confident that you will be satisfied with the results. My goal is to create end results that are as unique and wonderful as my clients. Call for a free consultation.

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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.
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WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
Just Announced 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
12/7 An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones
"Sugar Rum Cherry" 12/14-16
Headwig & The Angry Inch 1/8, Arlo Guthrie 2/1, & The Zombies 1/26 & 27

Firefall March 17, 2018

Rickie Lee Jones 12/7, 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

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WWW.KEYWESTORTHOPEDICS.COM  3428 N. Roos. Blvd. 305-295-9797
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WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM 305-304-6882 Owners / Editors Naja & Arnaud Girard
Hit this Link for some of the Great Videos :  http://thebluepaper.com/blue-paper-video-2/
Hit this Link for a Small Donation to the Blue Paper 
  
Arlo Haskell KWLS
Corneil McIntosh


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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 Airbales@aol.com . Model Positions Available.

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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 Karen Luknis.
Karen is a self-taught artist who has lived in Key West since 1990. In 2014, she was the First Place Winner in Mixed Media at "From a Woman's Hand," a juried showing at the Frangipani Gallery in Key West. Karen was also the recipient of an artist grant from The Ann McKee Artist Foundation in 2015. After the success of her Ann McKee show at The Studios of Key West, the Customs House Museum in Key West added one of Karen's pieces to their permanent collection - a great honor for an artist living and working in Key West.
Karen's mixed media sculptures are made with vintage tin games, industrial wooden molds, doll heads and parts from the '30s and '40s, wooden cheese boxes, mirrors, and various metal and wood objects. "I like the look and feel of vintage objects," she describes. "They are rugged and show wear and tear from being in existence for so long. Their imperfections reveal an inner beauty that cannot be contrived or duplicated - the look only comes from being real. They have, like myself, stood the test of time."
Karen's work is a whimsical collection of vintage artifacts and ephemera combined and arranged artfully, each with a unique character of its own. "My artwork is a metaphorical representation of my inner and outer life experiences," Karen says.
            "Karen's works are dark, deep, whimsical, and fun - everything we look for in the art we exhibit at SALT," says gallery owner Laura Richardson. "They really make you confront the concept of time in a way that forces you to reflect nostalgically on your own memories. There is a commonality to Karen's work that allows the viewer not only insight into Karen's thought process but also allows them to see glimpses of herself in each piece. We're very excited to have Karen show at SALT!"
SALT Gallery features an eclectic collection of local art, local sea salts, jewelry, pottery, wine, and Florida Keys honey. Gallery owners Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson feature a new artist each month at SALT. Judi's work will remain on display until Dec. 31 st . For more information, call 305.517.6088 or visit  www.saltislandprovisions.com .

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WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 1-800-FLA-KEYS 
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

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


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WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM
 855-378-6386  (855-3-SUNFUN)
CLICK THE BLUE LINKS BELOW FOR BRIEF VIDEOS
"DINNER CRUISE"
Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit BOOKING INFO .  
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Florida Keys Council of the Arts  1100 Simonton St. 305-295-4369
 

Liz, Martha and the gang send Regards and Tell Us
Call to Arts Council Members for the 2017-2018 Member's Art Show - The Creative Art of Lettering
Exhibition dates:  November 2017 through January 2018.


Explore pictorial alphabets, illustrated letters, decorative letters, calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, initials, monograms, names and more. 
Your medium- Your style: Your work may be penciled, inked, brushed, painted, sculpted, chiseled, thrown, stitched, etc.  
Our show is inspired by the "Key West Alphabet" a limerick book with ink illustrations from the 1930's. 
The reception date is still to be announced. 
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 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 2017.12/4 Charity Bingo at the Green Parrot. Click any of the Brown Links for more details
OPENS Thu Dec 7, 6-8pm / 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
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"STORM TOSSED" 12/7-28 Another December Exhibition by Mark Hedden & Nancy Klingenger
Photo by Mark Hedden
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FRI DEC 8, 7am-midnight
Open to all, not just artists!
Register before November 22 for discounted price.
For those who have not been,     is the largest, coolest, most cutting edge contemporary art event in the country. Our luxury motor coach will depart Key West in the morning and reach the convention center in time for the noon opening. We will spend the day at the main Art Basel show. Entry to the convention center is included in the price.
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SAT DEC 9, 9am-2pm

Local artisans bring their art and goods to The Studios for an indoor market. Featuring unique and locally produced gifts: jewelry, textiles, home accessories and quality crafts.

(Top L) Figure Painting with Alaina Plowdrey 12/16
(Top  R) Elements of Poetry with Rosalind Brackenbury Dec 16 & 17




(Above L) Erin McKeon in Concert Fri. 12/9
(Above R) Kubata on the Isle of Stock An Arts & Eats Event 12/10 5-Later?

PLEASE CLICK   LINK1   and LINK2  , LINK3 , LINK4 LINK5
 (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, 12/16 & 17 Elements of Poetry with Rosalind Brackenbury,  12/16 Figure Painting with Alaina Plowdrey,
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"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

WWW.WALLACEGALLERY.COM 
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  
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WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM 631-613-6000

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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"
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Key West Naval Air Station centennial to be celebrated at Custom House Museum
 
Key West Art & Historical Society hosts Naval Air Station Key West's centennial celebration on Thursday, December 7, from 5:00-8:00pm at the Custom House Museum, with a special exhibit and reception kicked off with opening remarks by Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker promptly at 5:00pm.
 
The public is invited, with a special call to active and retired military, who are encouraged to wear their uniforms to be photographed in front of Seward Johnson's sculpture, "Embracing Peace," a 25-foot tall bronze rendition of the iconic picture of a sailor kissing a nurse at the end of World War II.
 
"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  cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.org or 305.295.6616 x112.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
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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, with a special reception on December 8, 2017, from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. 
 
The unique exhibit offers something of interest for everyone "no matter what their age range, nationality or education level," says Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. Objects were selected from an "overwhelming response" to this spring's call for collections. The display features a diverse array including WWI-era sheet music, opium pipes, pop-up books, Native American stone animal fetishes, pre-Columbian ceramics and textiles, champagne flutes and many other unusual items.
 
"Key West Collects" will be the third exhibit with that name, created several years ago by The Society with the intent of engaging the local community while showcasing their cultural diversity.
 
"Florida Keys residents are interested in so many facets of culture, history and the arts," says Convertito. "Displaying a small representation of their interests allows us to  generate conversation amongst our visitors." 
 
A favorite among the community and The Society alike, "Key West Collects" gives the community an opportunity to "take ownership of The Society's exhibits," says Convertito.  "No doubt  "Key West Collects "  will be back for another installment."
 
For now, be sure to catch this one.
 
"Key West Collects" will run through March 4, 2018. For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305.295.6616 x112, or visit  kwahs.orgYour Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.
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Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series guest Craig Pittman to share weird and wonderful Florida stories at Tropic Cinema
 
On Thursday, December 14 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest and journalist Craig Pittman at the Tropic Cinema where he is to present selections from "Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country," a book that recently won the gold medal for Florida non-fiction from the Florida Book Awards. 
 
The Tampa Bay Times environmental journalist and author of four books is a native Floridian with a bevy of top-tier reporting awards and a resume of newspaper beats that include "quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires, and the Florida Legislature." 

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WWW.CITYOFKEYWEST-FL.GOV 305-809-3700
Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean

 HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FROM THE CITY OF KEY WEST & KWFD
It's time to deck the halls, but it's also a season where fire can be a threat Key West Fire Chief Michael Davila wants to remind the community to be alert for possible fire hazards that can sneak into our homes over the holidays. Space heaters, candles and dry Christmas trees are just some of the potentially dangerous additions to our homes this time of year.
Each year, lives are lost and homes destroyed because of unsafe use of heaters. The following are some tips to ensure you don't become a statistic:
  • Never use ovens, ranges or grills as heating devices
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors
  • Keep all heating devices at least 36 inches away from other objects, including walls and furniture
  • Never use an extension cord with a space heater, and never leave it unattended
  • Keep candles at least one foot away from anything flammable and never leave one unattended
  • Be sure your smoke alarm is tested monthly
  • Use an artificial tree, or be sure your real one is fresh and keep it watered
  • Use safe lights, check cords for wear, and don't use more than three strands on one extension cord
  • Keep candles a long, safe distance from the tree
  • Do not allow children to handle the lights
  • Never use indoor extension cords out of doors
  • Unplug the lights before changing bulbs
 
Finally, even cooking can be hazardous if we don't follow a few simple steps:
  • Do not leave a stove unattended
  • Keep saucepan handles turned away from the front of the stove so that children cannot pull them down
  • If you deep fry a turkey, be extra careful; do not use the deep fryer under a deck and be sure to keep children away from that vat of hot oil. This is a potential dangerous means of cooking, so be fully aware of the hazards before you start.
 
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WWW.COASTPROJECTS.COM 6404 Front St. 305-709-4001

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Key West Food & Wine Festival 1/24-28, 2018
 WWW.FOODANDWINEFESTIVAL.COM 800-474-4319
Info@Kwfoodwinefest.com

Tickets on sale now-   https://www.showclix.com/events/19599

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

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 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
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Thursday, December 7th  -  Special Event
The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition's Second Annual Gingerbread House Auction
6:00 to 8:00 pm - Auction begins at 6:30pm. Come share some holiday cheer as we auction off original Key West gingerbread houses to help provide homes for those without in Key West! All auction proceeds to benefit FKOC!. If you are interested in building a gingerbread house for the event, please contact Erika at  fkocheffernan@gmail.com or 305-295-7741.
 
Friday, December 8th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Spanish Paired Wine Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. Wine Pairing Option - $20.00. Join us for this incredible Spanish Wine Dinner featuring wines from Juan Gil Bodegas! We will be joined by Mark Mitchell, Southeast Region Manager for Blue Ventures Wine and Kellee Bartley of Opici wine Group!.    Olive Oil Poached Tuna with Grilled Fennel Salad and Piquillo Pepper Stuffed with Bacalao. Kenita AlbariƱo.  Rabbit Confit with White Beans, Bitter Greens, Crispy Serrano Ham, and Mustard and Sherry Vinaigrette. Tridente Tempranillo.  Roasted Rack of Pork Stuffed with Dried Figs and Apricots, Spiced Potatoes, and Braised Chard. Juan Gil Blue Label.     Pear Tart with Almonds and Spicy Chocolate Sauce.  Blue Gray Priorat.
 
Saturday, December 9th  - 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.
 
Saturday, December 16th  - 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.

SAT DEC 20 SOLD OUT 

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.

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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
WHALE SHARKS hit MOTE36

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

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WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 305-294-4603
New Location 808 Duval St.
Next Business Mixer Dec 13 Venue TBA
Next Luncheon Dec 6th : Their Annual Awards Dinner and Beach Bash Marriott Beachside 6-8p  Click LINK1 for More Info & Tickets

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 Matt@Gaykeywestfl.com 

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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:   VFW391110@Yahoo.com

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
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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. 
Exec Dir. Farmer Jeanne Selander with Peanut and Benny at the 2017 KW Holiday Parade. MCSO Animal Farm Annual "Christmas on the Farm" 12/10 . Then in January will start up again with being Open the 2nd. and 4th Sunday 1-3pm

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Thanks for reading The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. If 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; Ed.