The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends January 15, 2018   

MOTE Scientists and Crew Tagging 34 Sharks
Part 3 of MOTE's Year End Fascinating E-Newsletter
Adam Scott Rote Headlines at Key West Gallery 1/19-21

(L) D. Arthur & (R) Lisa Wilson Headline at Key West Gallery 1/26-28

Jan 21 South Florida Symphony Orchestra : 
It's the talk of the town!  Delight your choreodrama senses by experiencing
Martha Graham's Dance of Life, the pinnacle of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Season led by Founder|Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso

Zazoo Photographic and Art Gallery on Duval
FKCC Seaside Soiree 2/1
The City of KW Awarding the Top 3 Floats in the 2017 Holiday Parade; Above is #3 FKOC. Photo Alyson Crean
Our Weekly City of Key West & MCSO Sections
Of Particular Interest Rare WWI Sheet Music

One of the new Exhibitions at the KWAHS Custom House Museum "Key West Collects". Their Other 3 Venues : Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, Ft. East Martello, & Tennessee Williams Museum
Below : Palmer's Salty Creek Sunday
L&R Two from Pam "Smathers Beach Sunset"
"Old Winsor Newton WaterColor Box"
Michael Palmer Exhibition on for One More week at GingerBread Square Gallery 1207 Duval St. Then Jan 22 Pam Folsom

AESOPE's FABLES in Stained Glass with Joseph Cavalieri (Class) 
Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage by Robert Burridge (Class)

Contemporary Art Seminars by Roberta Marks 1/23-27

Mike Rooney ; Classes in January
Mondays 7-9PM Charity Bingo
Couache for Travel with Priscilla Coote Sat 2/17 & 24 (Class)
The Weekly TSKW Section Featuring So Many Events, Exhibition, & Classes

"Photos of the Week" by Peter Arnow 
The City of KW Presents Awards to the Winning Holiday Parade Floats (More in the Weekly City of KW & MCSO Sections)

Impromptu Classical Concerts of Key West 
(L) Western Winds 2/11 
(R) Jacob MacKay January 21 (More Info Below)

"Still Dancing" by MK Clapp  Oil on Canvas

'Renew All" by Bree Anne Buckley  KW Beach Glass

Pt. 6 Photo's from the Winter Member's Show at TSKW (The Studios of Key West) "Keys Strong" 

Undying Love : A Play by Ben Harrison 

Just one of the Many Concerts at The Key West Theater
Two of the Many Events that are Featured in this Issue
Randy Roberts Live at The Tennessee Williams Theater 1/29
1/18 Soiree at TW Museum (Formerly the TW KW Exhibit)
1/28 Kick of the 6 Week Annual TW Birthday Bash with a Celebration at Dennis Beaver & Bert White's House
1/24 "Conch Revival Picinic" at KWAHS Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters
Photo : Carol Tedesco
L-R Master Chef Dave Furman, KW Food Tours Creator Analise Smith, & Isle Cook's Master Chef & Program Dir. Martha Hubbard
Just Two of the Many Events that KWAHS has in January ; plus New  Exhibit  "On the Waterfront" : Early Annex Artists,  Sharon Wells "Historic Walking Tours" + for Kids "Museums & Me"
South Florida Symphony Orchestra in town for a Jan 21 Concert with the Martha Graham Dancers (More Info to follow shortly as well as info. on Housing Great Talents)

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7810 Each Week. This Week : "Keys Last Stand :Protecting the Keys" Meeting 1/16 6PM at TSKW, The Amazing Adam Scott Rote at KW Gallery 1/19-21 + D.Arthur & Lisa Wilson 1/26-28, Pt. 3 of MOTE's Year in Review Feature, Our Weekly Sections from The City of KW & MCSO, Many Events/Classes from TSKW & KWAHS, Martha Graham Dancers Headlines with the S. Fla. Symp. Orch. 1/21, Pt 2 Photo Feature of Zazoo Photographic and Art Gallery, First Annual KW Photographic Festival by Quincy Perkins 2/8-11, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM , FKCC Seaside Soiree 2/1, Pt 2 Custom House Exhibition "Key West Collects", A Few More Days of Michael Palmer at Gingerbread Square Gallery : Up Next Pam Folsom 1/22,  "Photos of the Week" by Peter Arnow Exec. Contributing Editor, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW Presents Jacob MacKey 1/21, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , Final Part of a 6 Week Feature on the Winter Member's Show "Keys Strong" at TSKW, Ben Harrison's Play "Undying Love" Opens 2/14, Latin Jazz Concert 1/20 at KWT + Their Updated Schedule, Randy Roberts Live at TWT 1/29,  Conch Republic Revival Picnic 1/24, TW Museum (Formerly TW KW Exhibit) Soiree 1/18 + The Annual 6 Week TW Birthday Celebration Kicks OFF with Annual Birthday Bash at the House of Museum Founders Dennis Beaver & Bert Whitt 1/28, WWW.HOMETOWMKEYWEST.COM Schedule of Events, Pt 2 of Gallery on Greene's Art + New Exhibition "Magnificent 14 KW 1930's WPA Artists" + Nance Frank Currates the New Exhibition at TSKW for Cuban Artist Abel Barros, KW Library Announces 2018 "Cafe Con Libros" Schedule, Skipper Kripitz & His "League of Crafty Musicians" at Virgilios 1/23, Weekly Bingo on the USCGC Ship Ingram Wednesdays, Every Thurs. Green Market at Bayview Park, 
WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Photos from the Pop Up Designer Eye Wear Event at Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Lucky Street Opens "Temporal Convergence" 1/18 As Part of Walk on White, Helen Harrison's New Exhibition from Katie Pumphrey, FKSPCA's "Parade of Paws" 2/10 + Benefit at the Luis Sottil Gallery 1/20, Marathon Garden Club Meeting 1/27, "Meet the Authors" from Books and Books at TSKW Presents Rosalind Brackenbury 1/19, Aids Help CC, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden's Native Plant Sale 1/20, Zonta House Presents "Pier House Goes Pink" 1/18,
WWW.EQFL.ORG , Next Artisan Market 1/28, Next MCSO Animal Farm Opens 1/28, Monroe County Public Libraries Presents Computer Classes, Wesley House 35th Annual Valentines Gala and Dinner at Curry Mansion, Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Fla. Keys Latest E-Newsletter Link, Isle Cook Tasty Treat Classes, VFW, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts,  Ralph DePalmer's "2018 Soul of KW Calendar" SouthernMost Coconut Castaways Annual Jump Up Social for KOA Care Camp with "Howard Livingston & MM24" 1/27 at Mangrove Mamas, Frangipani Gallery "Fresh Faces" Featuring Sharon Wells & Gabrielle Wilson on Now, Fringe Theatre "Regina Monologues 1/18-20", WWW.CFFK.ORG Unsung Hero Celebration 1/26, KW Wildlife Ctr., AnnaMarie Giordano's "Life Drawing Workshops" Tuesdays, Jill Caldwell at Salt Island Gallery, Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction 2/9 at TSKW (Viewing 1/26-2/9), TDC "Keys Traveler", Waterfront Playhouse "1776" 1/23-2/4 and "Hand to God" 2/20-3/10, Our Weekly "Hampton's Art & Culture" Section, Allen Rokach's Photographic Tour of Cuba Leaving 6/18-27 (Deadline for Reservations 2/18), WWW.LUCILLEHORNAK.COM , City of KW Presents Awards for Holiday Floats, Coast Projects Opens KW Location at 803 Whitehead St., KW Wine and Food Festival 1/24-28..Thanks to All our Associate Contributing Editors for All the Great Year Round Materials. Thanks to the Readers and your Comments.  Have an Outstanding Week. Ed  

Part 2 of our Tour in Gallery on Greene.
WWW.GALLERYONGREEN.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669

United Street by Mike Rooney 16X20 Oil on Board
Elizabeth Sun by Mike Rooney Oil on Canvas 16X20
Safe Harbor by Mike Rooney 18X24 Oil on Canvas

Pequenos by Ruben Alpizar 34X24 Acrylic on Canvas

Conlas Botas by Roberto Fabelo 42X29 Graphite on Paper 

Dutch Ship (Gouda) 1665 by Susie dePoo 18X36 Mixed Media

Drad Cope (Cabinet) Cindy Wynn  Steel  and Wood
1) Mulata, 2) Rose for My Love, 3)Fish Love Oil on Wood 23X8

This Issue has Some Great Great Photo Features & As Usual a Large Amount of Event Info.  As Usual with So Much Going on In-Season ; Many of the Features We Shot Last Week has to be Inserted in the Next Few Weeks.  Here are 7 of Them. Of Course ; Through Out All The Features this Week We'll have some that will mention Upcoming Issue Features ( For Example this Week's Lucky Street Gallery Feature Promoting their Walk on White Event on 1/18 will have a Follow Up Feature with Photos of the Reception and Works from the Featured 3 Artists.
The Next few Weeks Will have the Following Features

The KW Garden Club and Fran Decker's Soiree

The Fabulous Hungrytown Concert at the Palm Garden at the KW Library 

"Over Under" Exhibition from Katie Pumphrey at the Harrison Gallery
825 White St. 305-294-0609. KW HeartThrob and World Adventurer Cole Harrison 


The KWAHS Distinguished Speaker Series Frequent & Brilliant Guest the Exec. Dir. of The Palm Beach Flagler Museum : John Blades "The Henry Flagler You May Not Know"
KWAHS Adele Williams & Kim Livingston

The Opening of a New Exhibition at KWAHS Custom House "On the Waterfront" Featuring the Original Truman Annex Artists. Amazing Art from KW Pioneer Artists.
WWW.KWAHS.ORG 281 front St. 305-295-6616
Artist Joanne Hasman
Nance Frank & Gallery on Greene Opened an Amazing Exhibit called "Magnificent 14 KW 1930's WPA Artists" The Jan. 22nd. Issue will have many Images. WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM
606 Greene St. 305-294-1669

Jazz in the Gardens Sun. 1/14 Featured Libby York & Friends; Next Week We'll have a few Photos. Sun. 1/21 will Feature Terri White & Friends.  WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM
 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661


It's the talk of the town!  Delight your choreodrama senses by experiencing
Martha Graham's Dance of Life, the pinnacle of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Season led by Founder|Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso .  This enthralling evening features an historic collaboration between the world class Symphony and the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company, America's oldest dance company presenting some of the world's leading dancers.   Martha Graham is widely recognized as a primal artistic force of the 20th. Century, along with Picasso, James Joyce, Igor Stravinsky, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Time magazine named her "Dancer of the Century" and People magazine tagged her among the female "icons of the Century." According to Janet Wilber, Company Artistic Director and former Principal Dancer, "Martha was a revolutionary who created a new and very American style of dancing." Wilber danced many of Graham's greatest roles including roles created for her by Graham.  Since 2005, she has been teaching, lecturing, and directing Graham ballets internationally.  Denise Vale, Senior Artistic Associate, joined the Company in 1985 and also attained Principal Dancer rank.   During its 90-year history, the Company has received audience and critical acclaim in over 50 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Russia, and the Middle East.
  Tickets - $25-$85 -   are selling fast for 7:30 pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018  at the Glenn R. Archer Performing Arts Center.  Call 305-295-7676 or visit  Keystix/


Our Final Part of a 6 Part Feature Featuring   "Key's Strong"
"KEYS STRONG" was their Winter Member's Show and Featured ALL Works Pertaining to IRMA.  The 5 earlier Parts :
The Sun Come Up by Priscilla Coote Mixed Media
Symmetry Compulsion by Leo Gullick  Oil on Canvas
Charlene Goes Still Standing  Acrylic on Canvas
Renew All by Bree Anne Buckley  KW Beach Glass
Bridge to Nowhere by Arlette Rodriquez  Photo on Wood
More "Keys Strong" Up Shortly

Opened Jan 4 at TSKW , 
Exhibition Curated by Gallery on Greene's Nance Frank
Cuban Sculptor and Print Maker Abel Barroso is known for constructing absurdist "Technology" out of wood as a wry commentary on life on both sides of the US Embargo. Timed with Key West Literary Seminar's "Writers of the Caribbean". Barroso's work is collected MoMA and other Major Museums and Sparks with Humor and heart to geopolitical concerns. Sponsored by Team Kaufelt.  

Gallery on Greene's just Opened
"The Magnificent 14 KW 1930's WPA Artists"
WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM  606 Greene St. 305-294-1669 The Jan. 22 Issue will Feature a lot of their Work..
Allison Rich sends regards and tells us  this great News : We are happy to announce that Cafe con Libros is back again this year and being held at the studios. 
Café con Libros

The Key West Library is offering their free Café con Libros author series on Tuesday mornings from January 23rd until March 27th at the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.  Author presentations begin at 10:30 am.  On Tuesday January 23rdis author Lucy Burdette of the Key West Food Critic Murder Mysteries followed by Elisa Segrave, author of "The Girl from Station X" on Tuesday January 30th.  For more information call the library at 305-292-3595.

Jan. 23rd: Lucy Burdette on constructing a cozy crime
Jan. 30th: Elisa Segrave on her mother's romance in post-war Germany with an American soldier
Feb. 6th: David Beckwith on turning reality into fiction
Feb. 13th: Karen Brown on writing psychological thrillers
Feb. 20th: John Henry Fleming on "We Can't Help It If We're From Florida"
Feb. 27th: Ryan Mcilvain on his new novel, "The Radicals"
Mar. 6th: Leslie Linsley on "Salvage Style," decorating with vintage objects
Mar. 13th: Robin Lloyd on his historical novel set in Havana, "Harbor of Spies"
Mar. 20th: Samuel Harrington, MD, on "At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life"
Mar. 27th: Kenneth Michaels in conversation with Edgardo Alvarado-Vazquez about "Only in Key West" : 

Allison Rich, 
Sr. Library Assistant, 
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street, 
Key West, FL  33040, 
Next Week A Lead Photo Feature from this Event
Music in the Palm Garden

Last Week : The Friends of the Key West Library presented "Music in the Palm Garden" featuring folk duo Hungrytown. Hungrytown's music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," IFC's "Portlandia" and Netflix's "Lady Dynamite."
Up Shortly in Another Feature from the KW Library in this Issue : Tech Tutoring and January Computer Classes


Randy Roberts Live at Tennessee Williams Theater Jan 29

Randy returns to the Lobby cabaret at Tennessee Williams Theater, with i=his annual cabaret show. A touch of Broadway, a touch of jazz, a little comedy, and a tribute to Elton John! Come join Randy and a hot combo, under the musical direction of Jim Rice!

Monday, January 29 at 8 PM - 10 PM


Skipper Kripitz sends regards and tells us : At the lovely, newly rebuilt Virgilio's, on Tuesday, January 23rd @ 9pm, Skipper's weekly "League of Crafty Musicians" series will present an exciting performance of Key West's premier fusion band, the CRZBs,  plus sax/flute ace, Tim Mayer will be joyfully added to the lineup.   Featuring Pat Metheny-inspired, Brazilian-grooved originals, and plenty of Sting, Boz, John Mayer,  Marvin Gaye, Herbie, Chick, John Scofield, Hall&Oates, and Steely Dan- type pop & soul favs. Chris  Burchard, blazes on guitar, Rob DiStaci plays keyboards and sings every note from the heart, Bubba Lownotes grooves on the  bass, and skippo drives it home, on drums. So, catch a great nite of soulful rock, brazilian, and funk  fusion, with the CRZBs Quintet, this Tuesday 23rd, at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear). Call 296-1075 for more info.
Part 2
Photo Feature from "Key West Collects"
281 Front St. 305-295-6616
As you will see below the collection includes some very rare WWI Sheet Music

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. 

Key West Photo Fest Coming to Mallory Square February 8th - 11th!

Paul Blundell sends regards and this info. :
We are currently prepping for the inaugural launch of the Key West Photography Festival! This juried competition + 4-day festival (Feb 8th-11th, 2018) will be located in beautiful Mallory Square in Key West, Florida, with a  focus on contemporary photography. We will have rotating exhibits, panels, workshops, celebrity guests and much more! We are looking for sponsors, interns, volunteers and photographers. If you are interested in helping or participating, please get in touch at .
 We are taking submissions. It will be free of charge and 2 (of your best!) photos can be submitted. It will be a general entry for local and non-local photographers. We will have featured photographers and exhibitions by sponsored organizations such as Nat Geo, United Photo Industries, and the Key West Historical Society. 

Paul Tells Us : The festival is headed by Quincy Perkins (of the KW Film Festival & Of Course Hollywood in KW). Quincy, Myself, and a team will be available to address any questions you may have. 
For now I will give you links to our website and social media.

The Jan. 22 Issue will have a Visit to West Martello Tower Gardens

The nonprofit USCGC Ingham Museum at the Truman Annex Waterfront Park will be open for sunset each Wednesday at 5 p.m. with bingo onboard after dark. For information, call 305-292-5072 or email 


3 Day Pop Up Show & Unique Art 
WWW.GILDEA.GALLERY   305-797-6485 522 Southard St.
 Exhibition Melody Annis and
Designing Eyes Optical Boutique 
Here are a few Pics from the Show and Next Week a few Pics from the Current Exhibition.

James from Zazoo Gallery Stopped to check out the Designer Art Glasses


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


Need a Great Gift; Involving Key West Icons? How about tickets to see a true Key West story of a passion that defied death put to music on stage at The Studios Key West theater? 
Book, Lyrics and Music by Ben Harrison
Director: Richard Grusin
Musical Director: Larry Baeder
Starring Amber Good & Jamie Callahan
Opening Night: Wed Feb 14 at 8pm
Shows run Thursday through Saturday nights at 8pm
(Thu Feb 15 through Sat Mar 3)


Adam Scott Rote in Town 1/19-21. One of Our Favorite Artists ; Just Brilliant. Above is from his  "Alice Series" Called "Drink Me : Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder" 35X49  Mixed Media Variation on Canvas
"Double Trouble" by D. Arthur 20X40 MasterProof on Square
"Grace for Today" by Lisa Wilson 36X48  Mixed Media on Board
Both Lisa Wilson and D. Arthur are Appearing at Key West Gallery Jan 26-28. Thanks Key West Gallery for Bringing Such Great Talent to Key West

Hometown! -- Key West's and Monroe County's voting community's signature resource for candidate and election information-- announces its calendar of election events for 2018.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Hometown will be holding a ½ day  So You're Thinking About Running: Winning Campaigns Workshop at the Marriott Beachside for those running, considering a run or interested in campaign leadership. $25 advance registration.

The annual  Call for Candidates is set for Monday, April 16, at 5PM, at Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach. Hometown will present Incumbents seeking re-election, other declared and potential candidates for public office, and those merely testing the waters to determine their electability in the upcoming 2018 elections. Free to the public.

On June 22, Hometown will host its  Meet the Candidates event. All candidates qualified to run for office either in the August 28, Primary Election or the November 6, General Election are invited to present their proposals to make this area a better place in which to live, and to improve areas of concern for all citizens. Free and open to the public. The Studios of Key West (tentative).

Hometown will also sponsor a series of Q & A events for all contested Primary and General Election races. Panels of local political pundits will question the candidates.

For those interested in speaking at the Call for Candidates or the Meet the Candidates events or who have questions about becoming a member of Hometown! please visit  WWW.HOMETWONKEYWEST.COM  ,email or contact Sheldon Davidson, Hometown's Corporate Secretary at
Due to Space constraints I had to edit the Feature about Donations that I ran the last few weeks. Please go to their sites for Entire Info.. or Click Last Week's Issue : : 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.
Here is the Link for their Donation Page ; DONATE

 2/10 Workshop Registration Link : $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

Part 2 
 Zazoo has an  Amazing Collection of Photos & Art on Iconic Movie Stars, Sports Figures, Famous Photographers. You Can spend Hours in Zazoo and everything is Very Inexpensive for these Rare Originals / Copies. Part 1 was in the Jan 8 Issue

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

Fri. Jan 26 7-10 PM Artistic Jeff Vermeeren 
Metal Artist Jeff Vermeeren will be in the gallery to discuss his Extreme Abstractism on metal using a combination of fire, ice, pressure and a wide range of unstable chemicals to create unique one-of-a-kind originals as well as unveil his newest creations.

Here are 2 of Jeff Vermeeren Works

The Jan 8 Issue had Part 1 of this Feature and Featured some of Ron Woods paintings of his Band The Rolling Stones. Click Link to See ; and of course go to the Gallery to see ALL the Amazing paintings and photographs.

Electric Horses
The Beatles in 1967 
"The Faces of Evil" Composite of many Artists : Neal Adams, Simone Bianchi, Adam Hughes, Jim Lee, Jose Garcia Lopez, Dustin Nugyen, Paul Dini, Alex Ross, & Bruce Timm
One of the Primary Artist Featured at Zazoo Don Oriolo ( More of his Work Up Shortly)
"Betty & Pudgy" by Myron Waldman
"Dinner on Jakku" Signed by Daisy Ridley (Verified by PSA-DNA)
Many Additional Works from Zazoo Up Shortly

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

Visit their website for detailed information on all their 2018 Performers. 2/11 Vocal Sextet Western Winds, 2/25 Katona Twins (Mozart to Doors), 3/11 Back by Popular Demand Eroica Trio, 3/25 Jose Franch-Balleser & Michael Brown (Piano & Clarinet), 3/27 & 28 Remembering Lenny Bernstein

Impromptu's 2018 Rising Star Jacob MacKay, a talented young cellist from New Hampshire, will visit Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St.
The concert will be the second of Impromptu's 2018 season, celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, a frequent visitor to Key West.
MacKay has performed both as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Recently he participated in music festivals in Israel, the Festivale Internationale de Musique de Chambre in France, and numerous New Hampshire-based festivals, including the Monadnock Music and Electric Earth Concerts
(MORE on Jacob in their website and Facebook Page)


Up Shortly Updated Schedule of Concerts


Click MOTE1 for a Special Year End E-Newsletter

Mote scientists study coral immune systems'
susceptibility to disease

In March, Mote announced that Staff Scientist Dr. Erinn Muller had received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award for two years of research aimed at better predicting how corals react to disease exposure and how that will influence the coral community of the future. Fragment of reef-building coral in the Florida Keys.Credit: Conor Goulding/Mote Marine Laboratory 

Study: Seagrasses in world heritage site not recovered years after heat wave. 

In April, scientists announced that massive seagrass beds in Western Australia's Shark Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - had not recovered much from the devastating heat wave of 2011, according to their new study demonstrating how certain vital ecosystems may change drastically in a warming climate.  Shark Bay, Western Australia, seagrasses before 2011 heat wave (left) and in 2013, showing loss of living seagrass. Credit: Shark Bay Ecosystem Research Project.


New manatee book by Mote scientist.

With manatees' reclassification from "endangered" to "threatened" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act announced March 30, people of all ages have expressed renewed curiosity about the future of these gentle giants.

In April Mote announced the new book "Florida Manatees: Biology, Behavior, and Conservation" by Mote Senior Scientist Dr. John Reynolds. The book provides an updated look into the lives of these iconic marine mammals and the conservation challenges they face, illustrated with gorgeous color photographs by Wayne Lynch.

April news release

Thirty-four sharks were tagged along Florida's Gulf Coast for studies designed to benefit their populations during a successful research cruise conducted April 17-21 by five scientists, two graduate and 40 undergraduate students from New College of Florida, Eckerd College, Mote and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
April news release: 
Click TSW12 for Newsletter on the Shark Tagging

Of Course ; Go to MOTE's Weekly Section Further Down for Additional Material.  Once Again The Year End E-Newsletter that MOTE Produced is Really Fascinating; and the Link is above.

712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
2 FOR 1 DRINKS ALL DAY & 3-6P .70 Oysters, Clams, Peel & Eat Shrimp & Wings
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  


Our 20th Anniversary season is soon to culminate as we present to you the never before seen choreography of Virginie Mécène's A New Life itself a reenvisioning of Tom Hormel's Legend of Bird Mountain featuring the entire Martha Graham Dance Company at our concert "Martha Graham's Dance of Life." 

Providing such superb service to the community relies on musician housing. 
Our musicians need housing in Key West from January 20-22. Click HOUSING for details or Call Main Number Above


More of Our Final Part of a 6 Part Feature Featuring 
 "Key's Strong"

Encaustic by Cricket Desmaris  Mixed Media

Very Rare Key Heron by Tim Marshall Curtis  Recycled bed Posts

Standing Everlasting Bliss by Alaina Pl owdrey Graphite Charcoal on Board
The Modern Raft of Medusa  Mixed Media
Zap You Good Morning by Roger Jospehson  Acrylic

The Artist by Kerry Hoeppner on Coconut & Palm Fronds

Purse by Gary Whitehead

Kiln Form Glass on Wood

Little Green Heron & Seagrape Still Here Original Mixed Media on Paper (Nature Prints & Colored Pencil Drawings)

Gated Community by Claude Eriksen Favelas  Oil on Canvas

Thanks again to all the TSKW Members for their Brilliant Art

More from
WWW.ZAZOOARTGALLERY.COM 622 Duval St. 305-294-8925 

The First 7 from Steven Holland

"Oceans 11"
Muhammad Ali Wall of Works from Terry O'Neill
More from Zazoo Up Shortly ; Including  More Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Marvel Comics, & More Great Paintings
Up Shortly
New Exhibition Jan 18 During Walk on White
"Temporal Convergence" 6-8pm


ALSO Tammy  and Dave Gagleard from Sottil /Selling The Keys Tell Us :
Benefit for the FKSPCA on January 20 at the LUIS SOTTIL GALLERY 511 Duval St. with Live Music by Ricky Valido. 7-10PM. Presented by Schwartz Century 21 Realty  211 Simonton St. 305-849-3135  Tammy Tells Us : 
 There will be drinks, snacks, door prizes, pet gifts and live music by Ricky Valido! There will also be an art auction where art from local artists and artists with pieces in the gallery have generously donated their works.  100% of proceeds will directly benefit the animals we serve at the Florida Keys SPCA.  For more questions contact us at (305) 294-4857.  We will see you there! 
Sponsored by Selling the Keys : WWW.SELLINGTHEKEYS.NET 305-849-3135 & Sottil Gallery


Last Stand's 30th Annual Meeting on January 16, 2018 Features Dr. Patrick Rice
Last Stand's 30th Annual Meeting , January 16th, 2018, The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street, Doors open at 5:30, Meeting at 6:00, featuring Dr. Patrick Rice, Dean at FKCC
Please plan to join Last Stand at the 2018 Annual Meeting as we celebrate successes of the past year and look forward to the coming year's challenges. The meeting begins at 6:00pm with a short business session and highlights of 2017.

Our speaker is Dr.Patrick Rice, Dean of Business & Marine Science at Florida Keys Community College. He is  the principal investigator for current NOAA fisheries research focused on employing shark repellent technology to reduce shark by-catch during commercial pelagic longline fishing.  Founded in 1987, this will be the 30 th Annual Meeting for Last Stand. Formed to promote, preserve and protect the quality of life in Key West, the Florida Keys and their environs, with particular emphasis on the natural environment, the board represents Last Stand members by frequently commenting on quality of life impacts and environmental issues at city and county meetings.  Memberships are available at our web site: or you can sign up at the meeting.




  533 Eaton St. 305-320-0208
Part of WWW.TSKW.ORG  Contact Mia Clement 

(L) In-conversation event with Rosalind Brackenbury ft. Michael Nelson.  Title - Rosalind Brackenbury -  Paris Still Life 
Start Date/End Date - Friday, January 19th at 6:00pm
Brief Description - Beloved writer, Rosalind Brackenbury discusses her new book,  Paris Still Life

(R) Event Type - Multimedia Presentation and discussion
Title - Laura Albritton & Jerry Wilkinson -  Key West's Duval Street
Start Date/End Date - Thursday, January 25th at 6:00pm
Brief Description - Historians Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson discuss the history of Key West's Duval Street.

More from Gallery on Greene
Lower Mecumbie by Linda Reike Humidor
Marine Scape by Arles Del Rio  Oil on Canvas
He Fell in Love with the Moon by Ruben Alpizar  Bronze
Fiace in the Sun by Luis Abreu  56X45 Oil
The Archer by Luis Abreu 56X45  Oil
More from Gallery on Green in the Jan. 22 Issue


Monroe County Health Department / Florida Department of Health. Gato Bld. 1100 Simonton St. 305-293-7500

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

Floating Orchids by Mary Jeanne Connors  Oil

The January 22nd. Issue will have many additional works from the Key West Art Center Member Artists

 MICHAEL PALMER has the Current Exhibition at GingerBread Square Gallery 1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900  Click Jan. 1 & Jan.8 Issues to see some of his works and then go to the Gallery. , , Here's a few Pics that Gallery Manager Adele Braghieria sent

Long Shadows on 2nd St. 20X20
GingerBread Square Gallery Square Owner Jeff Birn (305-509-1133) Tells us : that Another Gallery Favorite Pam Folsom will have her Annual Exhibition :
Pam Folsom's  exhibition of paintings opens on Monday, January 22, 2018 at  Gingerbread. 5:30p-8p
2 of Pam's Works Below
Smathers Beach Sunset 24 X 36 Oil on Canvas

Old Winsor Newton WaterColor Box 18X24 Oil on Canvas


5210 College Road 

The Nursery in the Key West Tropical Forest * Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale Saturday, January 20th, from 9 am to 12 pm. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island.  Choose from over 1,500 plants and 150 species of butterfly and bird attracting plants propagated by the volunteers in sizes from one-gallon to 30-gallon pots.  Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  Memberships available on site.  All proceeds directly benefit the Tropical Forest's conservation program.  For more information call 305-296-1504 or visit WWW.KEYWESTGARDEN.COM

Fashion Show Jan 18 "Pier House Goes Pink"

Key West Zonta Club Presents "Pier House Goes Pink"
    Thursday, January 18,   2018, the Pier House Goes Pink for the fourth year in a row in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. Beginning at 6 pm, a fashion show celebrating local breast cancer survivors, will take place accompanied by live music from the Prime Movers. Beautiful jewelry pieces will be auctioned and raffle prizes awarded including flat screen TV.    Enjoy a special pink drink is being created for this event and wonderful appetizers compliments of the Pier House.    $10 suggested donation at the door. All funds raised from this event goes to Zonta's program providing mammograms for un-insured and under-insured women in the Florida Keys.

Tickets for 2017 Zonta Chance Drawings are still available.  Prizes include & Night Stay in Ocean City, NJ, Pandora Bracelet from Little Switzerland, Keys Cuff Bracelet from Emeralds International or $500.00 in cash.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.  Winners will be drawn at the Pier House on the 18th.  Raffle tickets are great stocking stuffers or holiday greeting cards inserts.  All proceeds benefit the Zonta Breast Cancer Screenings in our community.  To purchase tickets, email

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

Thanks Johnny & Caroline for providing our readers with Great Year Round Photo Galleries to Enjoy; as well as Providing ALL of  the Keys with Great Calendar of Events Everyday.

WWW.EQFL.ORG 813-870-3735

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. 
Photos of the Week by Peter Arnow. (Exec. Associate Contributing Editor)
(Top Left) 
Tom Sweets, Executive of the Key West Wildlife Center, talks about his organization at the Friday Night Fundraiser held at the Aqua Sidebar.

(Top Right) Artist Jill Caldwell had an opening at the Salt Gallery on Fleming Street.

(Bottom Left) JT Thompson and Karen Frank-Noll came out to welcome the Wounded Warriors at Bayview Park.

(Bottom Right) The Wounded Warriors rode into Key West Saturday and were welcomed at a reception by the Mayor and Military officials at Bayview Park.


Next Jan 28 at 1111 Eaton St. at The Restaurant Store


Don Oriolo
Zazoo has Many Photos from Acclaimed Photographer of the Stars Terry O'Neill; the Next Two are His : Al Pacino
Beatles Leaving Heathrow
Zazoo has many Photos by Acclaimed Photographer of the Stars Bob Gruen; for example Led Zeppelin

"Goddess of Truth" (DC Comics) Wonder Woman" by Jim Lee
2 Photographs of Marilyn from Getty Images. - As Young as You Feel & The Seven Year Itch 

Once again Thanks James and Jason for the Time Spent in Your Gallery.  This is an amazing place to spend hours and as mentioned Earlier : The Prices for the Masterpieces in their Gallery are Extremely Reasonable.

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

The Florida Keys Community College Education Foundation invites the community to the Seaside Soiree on Thursday, February 1, at 6 p.m. at the Islander Resort located at 82100 Overseas Highway in Islamorada. The evening begins with an oceanfront cocktail reception and silent auction followed by an exquisite Keys cuisine dinner, collaboratively created by Marker 88 Restaurant and the Islander Resort.  The party continues with dancing and a live auction of a variety of unique and spectacular items.  The sixth annual event raises funds for the students and academic endeavors of the College. 
"This is an especially exciting time for FKCC.  A new stand-alone FKCC Upper Keys Center is closer than ever to launch.  We are also building more bachelor's degrees and pursuing a name change to the 'College of the Florida Keys,'" said Dr. Frank Wood, FKCC Vice President of Advancement.  "As we rapidly approach the days we've all been hoping would arrive, support is increasingly important. The Seaside Soiree is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your support for the College and have fun while doing it."
Tickets can be purchased on the College's website at  Individual tickets are $150.  Sponsored tables of 10 are available for $3,000 or $5,000 and include sponsor recognition for the respective levels.  For more information about the Seaside Soiree or to contribute auction items or financial gifts to the FKCC Foundation, contact Dee Dee Vaughan, FKCC Foundation Coordinator, at 305-809-3153
Annette Robertson, underwater photographer and FKCC Foundation Board Member, leads the auction of her original photo of a manatee breaching with help from Captain Skip Bradeen and Dr. Frank Wood, FKCC Vice President of Advancement, at FKCC's fifth annual Seaside Soiree.  Tickets are on sale now for this year's event on February 1 at 

From a Recent Play "Dancing Lessons" Go to their Website to see what's Up Next as well as Info on Bob Bowersox's Theatre XP

Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040
Thursday January 18th IPad and Overdrive - Learn what Overdrive is and how to download the app on your Apple device.   We'll have you reading E-books and E-audio books in no time.  Remember to bring your device, library card and iTunes account information.     

Monday January 22
nd MAC basics - Bring in your Mac Laptops and ask any basic questions that will help get you started.

Thursday January 25th E-Books and E-readers - Basic introduction on how to use the library's e-book collection.  Bring your device and your library card. 

Monday January 29th Windows 10 basics - Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 operating system.  We will focus on the Start Menu and the overall look.
Tech Tutoring

The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering free One-on-One Technology tutoring.  Do you have questions about your smartphone or tablet?  Do you need help downloading Ebooks from the library's website?  If so, please call us at 305-292-3595 to make an appointment.  Our library assistants are here to help you with your devices.  Call us today!   

We'll have Photos from the New Exhibition Reception for Katie Pumphrey in the Jan. 22 Issue. Here are a few Works from Helen
 Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609


WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG 305-809-5000 1304 Truman Ave.
This Valentine's Day, Feel the Love in the Air at Wesley House's 35
th Annual Valentine's Day Gala.  The performance area will boast some of Key West's most talented performing artists, feature the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing, and an elegant and abundant dinner designed and prepared by Warren Leamard of Destination Catering.
This signature event is sponsored in part by the Curry Mansion Inn, Sloppy Joe's, Rick's/Durty Harry's, Turtle Kraals, Meisel Holdings, Lower Keys Medical Center, and the Rays Baseball Foundation.  
100% of the proceeds will go directly to Wesley House Family Services.  
VIP Seating includes early entry to Gala, a seat at the table of your choice located close to the performance areas, a separate dining area, and two VIP exclusive bars with include upgraded spirits. 
Tickets can be found at
For more information and a ticket service link visit: .


Art@830 Gallery 830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595 

Flower Days by Tony Gregory  Acrylic on Canvas



WWW.LUCKYSTREETGALLERY.COM 1204 White St. 305-294-3973
 Lucky Street Gallery as Part of Walk on White has a New Exhibition on 1/18 "Temporal Convergence" 
Jon and Betty Send Regards and Tell Us : Lucky Street Gallery's new exhibit " Temporal Convergence" will feature three distinctive artists examining strong Key West themes.
Janice Colbert explores angular minimalism with her paintings and sculptures in "Key West House Series".  Seth Smith's offbeat paintings unveil glimpses of airstreams and daydreams upon the streets of Key West. Jim Toia's otherworldly rubbings of Key West trees exemplify his fascination for the flora of the island.
The Artists' Reception for "Temporal Convergence" will be during Walk on White, 6-8pm, January 18, with a brief "Artists Talk" at 6:30 pm.  Stop in anytime prior to the Reception for a preview!  Our hours are 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 1204 White St.

Lucky Street Gallery's new exhibit " Temporal Convergence" will feature three distinctive artists examining strong Key West themes.
Janice Colbert explores angular minimalism with her paintings and sculptures in "Key West House Series".  Seth Smith's offbeat paintings unveil glimpses of airstreams and daydreams upon the streets of Key West. Jim Toia's otherworldly rubbings of Key West trees exemplify his fascination for the flora of the island.
The Artists' Reception for "Temporal Convergence" will be during Walk on White, 6-8pm, January 18, with a brief "Artists Talk" at 6:30 pm.  Stop in anytime prior to the Reception for a preview!  Our hours are 11am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 1204 White St.

Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings


WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG  55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288
Click SANC1 for their Latest Newsletter
In the Newsletter : Operation Coral Rescue, LionFish Derby Studies, Blue Star Program,  Newsmakers, & Upcoming Events,


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

Ralph DePalma | Photography


The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, the OFFICIAL Home "Friend Club" of Howard Livingston and the MM24 Band, will be having their January "Jump Up" Social/ for KOA Care Camp, a camp for kids with cancer, at Mangrove Mama's, MM20 in Sugarloaf Key from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. on  Saturday January 27th !  It is the RETURN of Howard Livingston, as The Howard Livingston Trio will be performing LIVE!  A special "Meet 'N' Greet" starts at 6:30 before they hit the Stage!
Raffles, give aways, drawings, prizes, plus specials on drinks and food!  ALL "Jump Ups" are open to the public!   Do you like to meet new people, make new friends, do volunteer and charity work, enjoy the "occasional adult beverage" and have fun? The Southernmost Coconut Castaways are the Club for YOU!  
Remember...Everyone is ALWAYS welcome to attend our Jump Ups!
For more information about The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, a charitable/volunteer/fun non-profit Club and organization with the motto "Serving Community Roles With Caribbean Souls", go to


Two Fresh Faces at Frangipani Gallery 

Frangipani Gallery is pleased to start the new year off with our two newest artists, Gabrielle Wilson and Sharon Wells. The show runs through January 31.

Photos:  (L) Tropical Southernmost Dr. Harris House by Sharon Wells
          (R)   Perception by Gabrielle Wilson

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

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

WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5 - 7:30p, Jazz in the Gardens  Jan 21 Terri White & Friends
Cabaret @d'vine Wine Gallery:
Wednesdays,  James King, III, 5-7pm
Thursdays,  Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Fridays,  Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturdays,  Megan Constantine, 5-7pm

Jazz in Gardens
January 21: Terry White & Friends
January 28: Megan Constantine & Friends

WWW.CFFK.ORG 305-292-1502
300 Southard St. #201

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

Just Announced Kevin Griffin from Better Than Ezra 2/2

(L)"Taking it to the Streets" ( Actually 3920 N. Roos. Blvd. on the Sunset Green Event Lawn) Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers February 28 
For additional Info on MOST of their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7

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

 Arlo Guthrie 2/1, & The Zombies 1/26 & 27

Firefall March 17, 2018

  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 

Getting a Head of Ourselves

Pruitt Refuses to Reveal His Climate Science

If you go to the Most recent Blue Paper Issue; You'll Find some new Feature Articles; and we'll Copy and paste them in the January 22ndth. Issue. Due to time constraints was unable to add any additional links the last few weeks here. Keep up the Great Work Naja & Arnaud

AnnaMarie Giordano's Life 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.


830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088
For the month of January, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., )  will feature a new collection of colorful mixed media paintings by local artist Jill Caldwell. To celebrate Jill's new works, SALT will be hosting an opening reception at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5th.
Jill Caldwell was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 1997. After graduation she promptly moved to Key West, an island she had fallen in love with as a child. "I knew this magical island with its bold vivid colors, gorgeous sunlight, and translucent ocean was a place I needed to call home," she says. While living here, she met her future husband and, on a whim in 2005, they left Key West and moved to Rockland, Maine. She now splits her time between Key West and Maine.


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 26
th until February 9
th at The Studios of Key West.  Tickets for the auction are available now at  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 .

Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
Here is the January 2018 "Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
January 2018

Key Music Mile 0 Fest 1/7-10 at the New Key West Amperitheater at The Truman Waterfront Park, Renowned Triple Crown Featuring Gold Cup Sailfish Championship Triple Competition : Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament 1/24-25, then ends with theCheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament 1/26-28, Big Pine and & Lower Keys Nautical Expo Jan 13 & 14,  ,

 Annual Pidgeon Art Festival 2/2-3, lJules Undersea Lodge : The US Only Submerged hotel, Big Pine & Lower Keys Nautical Expo 1/13-14, A Feature on Arlo Haskell , PLUS SO MUCH MORE

"1776" Jan 23-Feb 4
"Hand to God" 2/20-3/10


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

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

Click TSKW10 , TSKW11 ,Link for their Latest E-Newsletter giving ALL the Updated Schedule of Classes, Events, & Exhibitions

(Top Left) Classes : AESOPE's FABLES IN STAINED GLASS by JOSEPH CAVALIERI THUR-SUN 2/22-25 10A-4P (Click TSKW11 Above)
(Top Right) Back to Basics : Draw Better with Mike Rooney Every Wed. in Jan. 10a-1pm

Click TSKW10 for Page on these Classes

(Bottom Left) ABSTACT ACRYLIC PAINTING & COLLAGE by Robert Burridge Sun-Wed 1/18-21 9a-3pm (Click TSKW11 Above)

(Bottom R)  Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West - all supporting your creative community. 
"Arts and Eats" Click TSKW9 for Complete Info.
Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West - all supporting your creative community.

Green Parrot  Bingo Every Monday to Help Fund TSKW
Couache for Travel with Priscilla Coote Sat 2/17 & 24 10a-2pm
Contemporary Art Seminars by Roberta Marks 1/23-27 9a-Noon

A Message from Executive Director Jed Dodds Click the Jan 8 Issue for Complete Message
Below is one of the Paragraphs
The Studios has come to feel like a fixture in Key West,  but the truth is we're only able to keep going each year thanks to friends like you lifting us up, time and again. As you weigh the things you've been given this holiday season, and where you'll feel good about giving back, I hope you'll consider helping The Studios.  You can join, renew, or give another gift here:

Photographers Tour of Cuba by Allen Rokach June 18-27 Deadline 2/18 Click TSKW12 for complete details


"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. PLUS ; due to spending Time in Southampton ; The magazine has picked up a Small Following and I've Created a KW Point of Destination for many Southampton Artisans and their followers. 

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 & Current Exhibitions : Key West Collects, On the WaterFront Truman Annex Artists, The Outrageous, From a Womans Hand.
Current Exhibitions : 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. 



For history buffs or anyone seeking insight into the classic architecture of Key West, Key West Art & Historical Society will host a series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist and historian Sharon Wells on select Saturdays from January through March.  The first is to take place on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, with a focus on Truman Annex and Historic Whitehead Street.

(R) The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West once again join forces to present the "Conch Revival Picnic"- a picnic-style Conch heritage dinner and co-benefit for Grimal Grove prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman on Wednesday, January 24 on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters. This year's Conch Revival Picnic - the third so far - begins with a wine and appetizer pairing and music by Chilean guitarist Rolando Rojas from 5:00pm-6:00pm, followed by a 6:00-8:00pm dinner of classic Key West/Conch recipes featuring produce grown at Grimal Grove, the  historic two-acre Big Pine tropical fruit park dedicated to the local food movement.

Photo from Exec. Ass.Contributing Editor Carol Tedesco (C) KW Food Tours Creator Analise Smith and Master Chefs Dave Furman and Isle Cook's Martha Hubbard

(L) Key West Art & Historical Society to Celebrate Members and Supporters at Tennessee Williams Museum Soiree
On Thursday, January 18, Key West Art & Historical Society members and those with an interest in supporting Key West's arts and history are invited to enjoy complimentary libations and refreshments, from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue.
The museum, formerly the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit, recently merged with The Society,  making the exhibit The Society's fourth museum and uniting the two organizations and their growing memberships of passionate Key West arts and history supporters.  The evening will offer both established and new members an opportunity to mingle while exploring the world's largest collection of Pulitzer prize-winning writer Tennessee Williams' memorabilia and literary artifacts that is available to the public.

Festival Honoring Iconic Playwright Tennessee Williams Gets Underway February 28
th, 2018  
The newly-merged Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit and the Key West Art & Historical Society present the annual 2018 Tennessee Williams  Birthday Celebration,  a 6-week commemoration of the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years.  
Set to open with a limited-ticket kickoff party on February 28 th  at the home of exhibit founders Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt, the festival continues into April and boasts a full roster of writing and painting contests, film and poetry forums, curator tours of the Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Avenue, a March 26 th   birthday party for the playwright, and 2 one-act theatre productions of the Pulitzer-Prize-winner's work.  
Sponsored in part by Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and The Studios of Key West.   Visit   KWAHS.ORG  for a full schedule of events or contact Shawn Cowles, Operations Manager, 305.295.6616 x 111.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 
Key West Art & Historical Society partners with area museums for expanded "Museums & Me" children's program. 
To support area families with young children in exploring the wealth of learning opportunities provided by the island's museums, Key West Art & Historical Society has partnered with other area museums to present an expanded new season of "Museums & Me" early childhood education sessions, led by early childhood educator Natalie Robinson.

Upcoming "Museums & Me" dates and locations are: January 20, Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum, 111 Front Street; February 3, Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters, 938 Whitehead Street; February 17, West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.; March 3, Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters; March 17, Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
"Museums & Me" sessions run from 10:00-11:30am, and are free for Society members, $5 for non-members. Families are encouraged to bring refreshments and blankets. For more information call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS I HAD TO EDIT ; FOR THE ENTIRE EVENT MATERIAL go to their website/Facebook Page

Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean

City Manager Jim Scholl and the City Commission presented plaques to the winning entries in this year's Holiday Parade.
  • 1st place: Key West Conchettes
  • 2nd place: Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center
  • 3rd place: Florida Keys Outreach Coalition
  • Honorable Mention: Key West Sports Academy
"It doesn't work without all the community support," said Scholl. "It was the best parade I've seen since I've been here, so thank you all."
In addition to the hundreds of people who volunteered their time to participate in building and supporting the floats, City officials particularly want to thank Joe Mather, Nancy D'Amato and Lenny Whitley for their tireless and continuous help each year.  Gratitude also to the city employees who volunteered their time to make this another memorable parade.

In the photos above: Representatives of each of the award winners accepted plaques from City Manager Jim Scholl, Mayor Craig Cates, and Commissioners Richard Payne, Margaret Romero, Jimmy Weekley, Clayton Lopez, Billy Wardlow, and 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

Wednesday, January 17th  - Chefs Henry Christian and Stephanie Pino - Chef's Tasting Menu
Cacao 2.0 - The Chocolate Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. Join Chefs Henry Christian of Grimal Grove, and Stephanie Pino of Pino Xocolates for this incredible and delicious dinner!  Cinnamon Cacao Pana Cotta with White Tea Gelee.   Columbian Cacao Croquette with Chocolate and Oaxacan Cheese. Spiced Cacao Consommé with Chipotle Chicken Parcels.     Juniper Rubbed Duck Breast over Chestnut Cacao Bread Pudding.    Dessert TBA
Friday, January 19th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Botanical Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm.  Roasted Cauliflower with Pickled Raisins and Marigold Vinaigrette. Dried Turkish Figs with Chamomile Goat Cheese and Grape Molasses.  Ras Hanout Marinated Pork Loin with Saffron Rice and Rose Petal Jam.  Lavender Crème Brulee and Orange Blossom Short Bread
Saturday, January 20th - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event - SOLD OUT
$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.
Wednesday, January 24th  - 3rd Annual Conch Revival Picnic - Special Event. Key West Lighthouse. 
The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West have teamed up to present a picnic style Conch heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed local chefs including Martha Hubbard and David Furman of Great Events Catering. The picnic will feature a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes, some inspired by the postwar Key West Woman's Club Cookbook edited by Wilhelmina Harvey and other books in the Key West Public Library collection. Ticket Information will be available shortly.
Friday, January 26th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu. The Tastes of Tuscany Paired Wine Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. Paired Wine Option - $25.00. Join Chef Martha Hubbard and Luciano Castiello of Castello Banfi and Brady Winn of Republic National Distributing for this incredible and delicious dinner!. PEI Mussels with Spicy Fennel Broth and Basil. Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2016.    Chilled Pork Loin with Bitter Greens, Rosemary Roasted Pears, and Aged Goat Cheese. Castello Banfi Centine 2014.    Sea Scallop and Pork Belly with Black Pepper and Pecorino Pasta with Roasted Grape Relish.  o   Castello Banfi Aska 2014.   Espresso Riccotta Cheese Cake with Lemmon and Honeycomb.     Castello Banfi Belnero 2013.
Saturday and Sunday, January 27th and 28th  -  Special Event. 33 rd  Annual Key West Craft Show - 10:00am- 5:00pm. Whitehead Street will be bustling with the fabulous artisans and craftsmen for this yearly event. We will  NOT be having our weekly wine and food tasting, but will have $5.00 Mimosas and great by-the-glass wine and beer choices!
Wednesday, January 31st - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Vegan Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm. Chickpea Cake with Roasted Pumpkin and Carrot and Cumin Glaze.    Beet and Orange Salad with a Beet Juice and Serrano Vinaigrette.    Shitake Mushroom Consommé with Ginger Juice, harred Green Onion, Shishito Peppers, and Calabaza.    Poached Winter Fruit with Spicy Almond Brittle. DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; ONLY AM ABLE TO GO  TO END OF JAN.; please go to their website and Fab Page for February Events


The January 22nd. will have Part 4 of MOTE's Fascinating Year End E-Newsletter. When you are Closer to the Top of this Issue you will see Part 3. Here is the Link to that Year End Very Informative E-Newsletter Hit MOTE1


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Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month (1-3p) , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander. Next time the Animal Farm is Open Jan 28...
Becky Herrin Sends Regards and Tells Us : Couple charged with illegal shrimp sale. 
Facebook posts offering shrimp for sale led to charges against a Key West couple for selling shrimp without a license Saturday.
Deputy Seth Hopp saw the Facebook posts offering five pound bags of shrimp for $40. The Facebook accounts belonged to 41 year old Iliecer Noa and his wife, 37 year old Carolina Aviles, both of Key West. Deputy Hopp checked with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to see if either person had the proper license to sell saltwater products. Neither one had any commercial fishing licenses.
Deputy Hopp went to their residence on North Roosevelt Boulevard in Key West and confronted them. The couple said they bought a 70 pound bag of shrimp for $80 from a guy riding a bicycle on Stock Island. They made a total of $300 selling the shrimp. They said they had planned to return to Stock Island and buy more so they could keep selling shrimp.  
Deputy Hopp issued both Noa and Aviles citations for having no saltwater dealer license and failing to keep required records when selling saltwater products.



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