The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends January 29, 2018   
The Many  Courses at FKCC Involving Marine Science /Technology/Biology. The AquaCulture Lab Makes an Exciting Discovery with their Clownfish 
The Red Jeep by Christine Cordone Smith 22X30 WaterColor on Arches 300
Motionless Rosses By Sherry White aka Lady Outrageous

2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction at TSKW Feb 9 (Preview Now until 2/9) The Keys Blast will have most of the Works in this & the Feb. 5 Issues.  Of course go see them in person & Pick Up a Colorful Program Produced by Roberta DePiero giving Full Details and Photos of All 50 + Works

"Capitolio Havana" by Mike Rooney Oil on Canvas
Pt. 4 of Our Tour from Nance Frank's Very Large Gallery on Greene + Pt. 2 of her Latest Exhibition "Magnificent 14KW 1930's WPA Artists"
"Martini Studio" by Stephanie Sanchez

"Buttonwood" 14ft Tall by Helen Harrison

Pt. 2 "On the Waterfront" The Early Truman Annex Artists that inhabited the Warehouses/Buildings that the Navy Gave Up Decades Ago.
Full Moon Kayak Excursions by Florida Keys Wildlife Society (Formerly FAVOR) Every Month. Next 1/29

Pt. 2 : A Return Visit from John Blades the Exec. Dir. of the Palm Beach Flagler Museum as the Distinguished Speaker for the KWAHS. As usual his presentation was Brilliant ; and we'll show you some Classic 120 Year Old Photographs in this & next few issues.

One of the  Exhibitions at TSKW (that just Closed) is Maggie Evans Silverstein Photos "Look at You, Key West". We have some of the Photos.
Dennis, Bert, Carol

Exec. Dor. of the KWAHS Michael Gieda

The Tennessee Williams Annual 6 Week Birthday Celebration Kicked Off at the TW Museum ( Formerly TW KW Exhibit) Now Operated by KWAHS with of Course Dennis and Bert still Very Much Involved
Sheriff Ramsay and MCSO Honors Employees (More in the City of KW and MCSO Sections)

(L) D. Arthur Wilson & (R) Lisa Wilson Headlined at Key West Art Gallery Last Week, Next Alex Butriskiy 2/2-4 then Peter Max Exhibition 2/5-12

Zazoo Gallery with Special Guest Artist Jeff Vermeeren

(L) Author Rosalind Brackenbury & Host KW Library's Michael Nelson for a "Meet the Authors" at a Books and Books event two weeks ago (Photos in Jan. 22 Issue). (R) Mia Clements Mgr. of Books and Books Hosted a "Meet the Authors" Featuring "Images of America Key West Duval Street".  Our 2/5 Issue will have Photos of "Images".  Plus "Friends of the Library", "Cafe Con Libros" & "Meet the Authors" ALL Announce Feb. Schedules + We'll have Photos Feature of Authors Edmund White and Lucy Burdette

 GingerBread Square Gallery 1207 Duval St. Opened the Pam Folsom Exhibition on Jan 22 ;Next Nyla Witmore 2/5
Next "Distinguished Speaker": "The Bahamas-Keys Connection" at Old City Hall Auditorium 2/8
Lunchtime Lecture at Custom House "Ft. Zachary Taylor's Path to a National Park" 2/6
Family Day on 2/2 to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park
TW Poetry & Short Story Contest
An Amazing Amount of Events at KWAHS

AESOPE's FABLES in Stained Glass with Joseph Cavalieri (Class) 
Lothar Speer Drawing Classes

Andersen Brothers Jazz Trio Feb 3

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 
Feb 8-11 First Annual Key West Photography Festival (More Below)
FireHouse Museum Fund Raiser

WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Treats us to a Few Photo Galleries & Link to Their Extensive Calendar of Events
"Undying Love" by Ben Harrison : Play Starts 2/14 at TSKW 
MOTE : PT. 5 Fascinating End of the Year Look Back at 2017 

A Tour of the Luis Sottil Gallery

FKCC'S Dr. Rice at "Last Stand Protecting the Keys" Meeting

Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Presents Sculpture Artist Todd Andrew Babb 2/5 & 6

Editor's Note since we are at the Peak of In-Season ; Once again this Issue is Really Long ( A Good Thing). As with the last 2 Issues & this one ; the Usual Publish Date and Time (Sundays 9:05am) was not met; and the Jan. 29 Issue hopefully will Go Out at 5PM Monday. The Magazine is Easy to Close and Open as many times as you want (It never gets stored on your Computer).  Have a Great Week. Ed
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7810 Each Week. In This Issue (1/29) : FKCC's AquaCulture Lab Makes an Exciting Discovery, Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction 2/9 (Preview at TSKW Now-2/9), Pt.4 Tour of Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene + Pt.2 of "Maginifcent 14 KW 1930's WPA Artists", Full Moon Kayak Excursion Every Month Next 1/29, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , Pt. 2 John Blades KWAHS's Distinguished Speaker "The Henry Flagler You May Not Know", We Welcome WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM (Extensive Calendar of Events),Pt. 2 Photo Exhibition at TSKW by Maggie Evans Silverstein, First Annual "Key West Photography Festival' 2/8-11, TW Annual 6 Week Birthday Celebration and we have the Photos, Our Weekly MCSO/City of KW Sections , Many events at TSKW and KWAHS, Photos from the KW Art Gallery Reception for D. Arthur & Lisa Wilson Next Alex Butriskiy 2/2-4 & Peter Max 2/5-12,
WWW.FLA-KEYS.ORG , Pt. 2 "On the Waterfront" Exhibition at Custom House ( Early Truman Annex Artists), Key West Commissioner Margaret Romero Community Meeting 2/20, Artist Jeff Vermeeren Visited Zazoo Gallery, Amazing Amount of Literary Events by Book and Books/ "Meet the Authors"/"Cafe Con Libros"/"Friends of the KW Library"/& KWLS, Extensive Calendar of Events & Photo Galleries from WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , Pam Folsom at the GingerBread Square Gallery; Next Nyla Witmore 2/5, First Friday & Fran's Frangipani Gallery Celebrates with David Scott Meier/Carrie Andrews/& Sandy Sun, "Photos of the Week" by Peter Arnow, "Undying Love" New Play from Ben Harrison starting 2/14, Pt. 5 MOTE's End of the Year Feature, "Slow Flow Yoga" by Cricket Desmarais Fridays, Bingo Wednesdays on the USCGC Ingram & Bingo Mondays at Green Parrot,  WWW.EQFL.ORG , Jazz in the Gardens Next 2/4 Scott Marischen & Friends, KW Wildlife Ctr., WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Next Week lots of International Women's Flag Football photos, S. Fla. Symp. Orch. Presents Liz Callaway "Broadway & Beyond" 2/10, A Tour of the Sottil Gallery, WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM has a Candidates Workshop 2/10 + the First  2018 "Call for Candidates" 4/16, Photos from "Last Stand Protecting the Keys" FKCC's Dr. Rice, Lucky Street Gallery Opens "Temporal Convergence" by Seth Smith/Jim Toai/& Janice Colbert, Pigeon Key Art Festival 2/2 & 3,  Harrison Gallery has Katie Pumphrey, The Kennedys at KW Library's Palm Garden 1/31, Sean Callahan Presents Elizabeth St. Hilaire 2/2, Next KWBG Mixer 2/7 at the Oldest House & Luncheon 2/14 at Marriott Beachside, Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Presents Todd Andrew Babb 2/5&6, Next Cafe Con Libros 2/6 with Author David Beckwith, Randy Roberts Live at TWT 1/29, Skipper Kripitz Gigs, Lower Keys Habitat for Humanity, WaterFront Playhouse "1776" 1/24-2/4 & "Hand to God" 2/20-3/10 + "AquaIdol" Every Tues. until 3/27, Red Barn Theatre Presents "20th Century Blues" 1/23-2/17 + VIP Gala at the Oldest House 2/18, An Amazing All Star Line Up for the next KWT Sunday Night Ramble 2/18, Impromptu Classical Concerts of KW Next : Western Winds 2/11 & Katona Twins 2/25, Debra Butler Designs E-Newsletter Link, Aids Help CC, Monroe County Fla. Health, KW Art Center Reception 2/1 Elizabeth Devries + Wed. Classical Figure Drawings from Lothar Speer + More, KW Garden Club meeting 2/1, Next KW Artisan Mkt 2/18, Reef Relief/Sanc. Friends Found. of the Fla Keys,  Wesley House Val. Gala, Art@830 Gallery, Q-Magazine, "2018 Soul of KW" Calendar from Ralph DePalma, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways, & More.
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  

Tennessee Williams Museum Soiree Kicking Off a 2 Month Celebration ; Go to the Weekly KWAHS for More Info. 
 WWW.TWKW.ORG  513 Truman Ave. 305-842-1666 WWW.KWAHS.ORG 


Our Annual Visit from The International Women's Flag Football Association WWW.IWFFA.COM Last Week; lots of Fun. The Feb. 5 Issue will have lots of Photos.



An evening with Liz Callaway: "Broadway and Beyond

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tennessee Williams Theatre, 5901 College Rd.

Broadway star Liz Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist. She made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along; received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Baby; for five years, won acclaim as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats; and starred as Ellen in the original Broadway cast of Miss Saigon. Click POP for Ticket Info 
BRAVO ON THE MARTHA GRAHAM DANCERS & SOUTH FLORIDA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA event ; It's Nice when the Entire Town Talks about a Cultured Event.

The 2018 Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction will be at TSKW on Feb 9. Preview is at TSKW (2nd. Fl.) Now until the 2/9.  This Week's Magazine & Feb. 5 will have many of the Works that will be Auctioned Off by the Creative Mastermind Tom Luna.

Bud Vase by Tony Gregory 20X16 Acrylic on Canvas
Sunset on Saddle Bunch Key by Nancy Henning 18X22 Acrylic on Canvas
So Who is the HeroNow..Did I Remember to Thank You by Carrie Disrud 20X20 Acrylic, Asst. Mediums on Canvas
SouthernMost House by William Welch 30X24 Acrylic on Canvas Board
Great Blue Dichotomy by Marlo Griffin 30X24 Oil Canvas
A Few More Works of Art from the 2018 Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction Up Shortly ; and then about 20 More of the 50+ works in the February 4th. Issue.. Of Course go to TSKW from Jan 26-Feb 9 for a Preview (2nd. Fl.) and take a Program containing ALL the Art with Pics and details. The Programs are Really Nice and Produced by Roberta's Company CoCoGrams Enterprises; and has a photo of ALL the Work. 305-292-7963 Roberta & Peter Arnow does Most of the Arts and Cultural event Programs.

Part 4 of our Tour in Gallery on Greene showing the Many Artists that are Regularly Featured.
WWW.GALLERYONGREEN.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669

El Gato Loco by Jeff MacNelly  Oil

Pig of War by Jeff MacNelly Oil

Harbor Hidden Cove by Michael  20X20  Oil

Bones by Andy Thurber  15X15 Oil on Wood

Iguana Man by Andy Thurber

Birth of a Conch House by Wayne Garcia  36X28.5 Intaglio

St. Marys by Andy Thurber 20X40 Intaglio

More Works from Our Tour of Gallery on Greene Pt. 4; Up Shortly AS WELL AS a few Features down : Pt. 2 of another Brilliantly Curated Exhibition by Nance Frank "Magnificent 14KW 1930's WPA Artists
Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.

Here are just a few Categories; many way to look Up : Day, Month, Year, Category 305-440-059

Pt 2 of 3 Parts ( Pt. 3 in Feb 5) : A Tour of the Luis Sottil Studio + Up Shortly in this Issue : Will have Photos from the FKSPCA Benefit. WWW.LUISSOTTIL.COM 511 Duval St. 305-396-7855

FKSPCA Held a Fund Raising event at Sottil Gallery Last Week; & Up Shortly a Few Photos and More Art

The Always Fascinating FKCC's Dr. Rice was the Guest Speaker at "The Last Stand : Protecting the Keys" Yearly Members Meeting
WWW.FKCC.EDU 305-296-9081 5901 College Rd.


Pt. 2 of "On the Waterfront" A new exhibition at The Custom House; Brilliantly Curated by Cori Convertito. Works by the Early Annex Artists that resided in the Warehouses/Blds. that were given from the Navy after they left the Now very valuable Truman Annex Properties.

281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Two Iconic Artisan Legends
Judi Bradford & Sharon Wells

Blast Exec. Contributing Associate & KWAHS Photographer Carol Tedesco

Pres. of KWAHS Shirrel Rhoades

talks with Major John Martini Collectors

Not sure of the Order : But these 4 are named "Jersey Dream Girl" 2015, "Marty"2015,
"Baby Doc Flies Away", & Tom's No Tomorrow" 1988

More "On the Waterfront" Up Shortly
Stone Soup Gallery for the Jan. Walk on White 
WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080; a few more photos in the Feb 5th. Issue


24th Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival Announces New Fine Art Auction
Held as a fundraiser for the tiny historic island called Pigeon Key in the tropical Florida Keys, the two-day juried Pigeon Key Art Festival attracts exemplary artists and quality buyers from across the globe.  The event takes place February 2 & 3 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL and offers more than 50 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine and live art by preeminent marine life artist,  Carey Chen. Enjoy historical reenactments, entertainment, children's activities and educational programming highlighting the Pigeon Key Foundation's important projects. New this year is a live fine art auction on Friday at 5:30 pm featuring works from Chen, Wyland, Alan Maltz, Guy Harvey and more followed by a family-friendly live music event with trop rock favorites Howard Livingston & the MM 24 Band. Due to Space Constraints ; please go to the Sites below for Much More Info..
Jill Snodgrass,  Festival Director
Pigeon Key Art Festival
February 2 & 3 | MM 49 Marathon, Florida Keys

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

Current Exhibition Katie Pumphrey

Our Last 5 Issues ; These Links Below are Created by my Production, Database Management, & Delivery System : Constant Contact.  By Clicking any of them; you will Instantly see the Issue ; they don't get stored on your computer; Just put Temporarily in Memory.

700 Fleming Street, 
Key West, FL  33040, 

Music in the Palm Garden

The Friends of the Key West Library presents "Music in the Palm Garden" featuring roots rock duo, The Kennedys, at 6pm, Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Library's Palm Garden, 700 Fleming St. The duo have been recording and touring together since 1994. has described their pop-folk sound as "a lush exercise in lyrical prowess and instrumental grace."   Free and open to the public. Seats are limited but please feel free to bring your folding chairs. Gates open at 5:30pm.
Writing on the Autograph Tree

The Marathon Public Library, 3251 Overseas Hwy, presents a Free Short Story Workshop/Seminar with Edgardo Alvarado, author of "The Funerals of Key West" and "Don't Read this Poetry Book".  The group meets every Tuesday from February 6 through April 10 from 4 to 6 pm to discuss and write a short story. It is open and free to the public but registration is required. All participants must be 18 years old or older.  Call 305-292-3595 to reserve your spot today.  


Everyone's Good Friend Sean P. Callahan by Popular Request Brings Back Everyone's Good Friend Elizabeth St. Hilaire for Half Day Workshops on Feb. 3 and to Open Her Latest Exhibition on Feb. 2nd 

Pt. 2 Gallery on Greene's 
"The Magnificent 14 KW 1930's WPA Artists"
WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM  606 Greene St. 305-294-1669

Al these Drawings are done by Townsend Morgan and unless noted are 9.5X11 and all are Dry Point Etching

"The Navy in Key West" 3.5X5.5
"SouthernMost House"

"Bolero" 8X12

"Proof" 10.5X7.5"

"Charlotte Amalie" 6X7

"Cedar Box Factory"


"Fort East Martello" 3.5X5.5

Commissioner Margaret Romero Community Meeting
Tues. Feb. 20  6pm Marriott Beach Resort 

The Commissioner comments : If you want a particular topic included, please let me know
As with previous meetings, this one is targeted to last 1 hour. 
You are welcome to share this note with others - all in the city are welcome.
You are encouraged to participate with your questions and suggestions.  Your involvement will help make our City better. 
I hope you will be able to attend. 
Margaret Romero.  The Commissioner also notes : That the Agenda will be sent out 1 Week Prior to the Event.  Send your E-Mail Address to Mromero@CityofKeyWest-Fl.Gov. Editor's Note : Send your E-Mail Address to Mromero@CityofKeyWest-Fl.Gov to receive the Agenda ; as well as Occasional Notices with Interesting Information.

  WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Next Luncheon Feb 14 Noon Beachside Marriott 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.
Mark your 2018 calendar for these OIRF Events:
January House Tour:  Friday, 12th & Saturday, 13th 3pm-7pm.
February House Tour:  Friday, 16th & Saturday, 17th 10am-4pm.
March House Tour:  Friday, 16th & Saturday, 17th 10am-4pm.
This season is dedicated to the memory of Joan Cornell.  Joan and her husband "Woody" were invaluable organizers of the Home Tours and supporters of OIRF for many years.
Also:   Saturday, March 3rd at Noon:  Conch Shell Blowing Contest


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.

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, 
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!   


Randy Roberts Live at Tennessee Williams Theater Jan 29

Randy returns to the Lobby cabaret at Tennessee Williams Theater, with 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
Appearing at Virgilio's on Tuesday Jan. 30th from 9 pm, 'Skipper's League of Crafty Musicians' series will present the "SAVAGE BEETS". This 'funsome' power island music trio includes the infamous Chris Case, (a.k.a. Lord Buckcyrus), on lead vocals, and wailing [Les Paul or Tele] guitar, along with the ubiquitous skippo, on the drums, & our very special guest virtuoso bassist, arriving from Chicago for this outing, Geoff Lowe.  Ranging from reggae, calypso, blues, rock, surf,  and soca classics, the perky music spontaneity of this adventurous jam band, is unequaled. Come see why, on this almost end of January eve,   at Virgilios, 524  Duval (in back of La Trat restaurant). Call 296-1075 for info.

   The CRZBs will be the featured Tuesday League of Crafty Musicians band at Virgilio's, on Feb. 6th@9  pm. The boys will    feature many  classic  tunes in the progressive pop, funk, fusion, and latin jazz genres. The CRZBs are unique in Key West, for both their Pat Metheney-inspired, modern guitar jazz, and a Steely Dan- type, sophisticated pop sound.  Fronting the group, and featuring many of his original compositions, is Chris Burchard, on guitar. Rob DiStaci soulfully sings and plays keyboards, skippo is rhythm driving on  drums , & our special Chicago guest on (awesome!) bass, Geoffrey Lowe.   So, please join us on this first Tuesday in February, at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear).  Call 296-1075 for more info.  

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Henry Flagler, one of Florida's best-known historical figures, was the subject of the Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series event, presented by John Blades, Executive Director Emeritus of Palm Beach's Flagler Museum. Blades shared insights regarding a number of misconceptions surrounding Flagler and his development of Florida in his brilliant presentation, "The Flagler You Don't Know," 


A few of the Photo Features I'm Inserting in the Feb. 5 Issue that got Pushed Back a week Due to Space Constraints : Stone Soup Gallery, the 2018 Conch Revival Picnic at the KW Lighthouse  Keepers & Quarters, Jan. Pot Luck on the Porch (TSKW Residents Quarters), International Women's Flag Football, "Meet the Authors" Featuring the Book "Images of America Key West's Duval Street by Laura Albritton and Jerry Wilkinson with Forward by World Renown Keys Historian Tom Hambright.


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. 

The festival is headed by Quincy Perkins (KWFF) 

Susan Kent.  Important News for Contractors and Home Owners; please go to the very end of this issue

Pt. 2 of 2 Speaking of Photographs; A recent Exhibition  at TSKW : "LOOK AT YOU , KEY WEST by MAGGIE EVANS SILVERSTEIN


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


WWW.GILDEA.GALLERY   305-797-6485 522 Southard St.
The Next Exhibition is the well known Sculpture Artist Todd Andrew Babb; and he'll be in the Gallery for the Opening Receptions on Feb 5th & 6th. 


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)


D. ARTHUR WILSON and LISA WILSON were Headlining at the Gallery Last Week; Really nice people and Great Art                    


Above "Double Trouble" by D. Arthur 20X40 MasterProof on Square
Above "Grace for Today" by Lisa Wilson 36X48  Mixed Media on Board. Further Down a few More Works of Art from D. Arthur and Lisa
  Thanks Key West Gallery for Bringing Such Great Talent to Key West
(L) Alex Butriskiy 2/2-4 and (R) Peter Max Artwork Show 2/5-11

Thomas Arvid Painting Live Feb. 20 -24

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


What an Amazing Sunday Ramble

 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. The last 2 weeks Jan. 8 and Jan. 15  Show Just a few of the Fascination Art/Photos Hanging

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

Jeff Vermeeren Stopped by last week to sign a few paintings

Jason and James with Jeff Vermeeren

(L) Just Obtained for Sale : "It's Science Mr. Felix" Featuring Poindexter 26.5X32.5 (Framed) Only $2995 by Don Oriolo (R) Another of Don's many works hanging at Zazoo

Artist - Don Oriolo

Don   Oriolo  is an enthusiastic man of many talents. Many know him as CEO of  Felix  the Cat Productions, Inc., others know him through his triumphs in the music, film and animation industries. He is a gifted artist, musician, writer and businessman. His driven creativity has brought him success in many branches of the entertainment industry for over 40 years.

Don  is the only artist outside of Dreamworks who can legally paint  Felix  the Cat and related characters.


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


Up Shortly Updated Schedule of Concerts


Part 5 of this Multi Part / Week Feature that Mote did on their Look Back at 2017

Click MOTE1 for a Special Year End E-Newsletter

Mote holds Keys building ribbon cutting, unveils new name

In May, threatened coral reefs gained more powerful allies in the Florida Keys as Mote held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new research facility at Summerland Key, Florida. Mote leaders announced that the new facility is now named the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3). Elizabeth Moore, one of the first lead donors to the facility, dramatically increased her support for the facility in spring 2017. 

Part Two of our Photo Feature on the Tennessee Williams Museum (Formerly Tennessee Williams KW Exhibit) Up Shortly

More from Artists D. Arthur Wilson and Lisa Wilson Up Shortly


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.  


Part 2 "On the Waterfront" 

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"On the Waterfront" A BRILLIANT Exhibition at the Custom House on the Early Annex Artists that were given space when the Navy Vacated the Area that is now Very Expensive Houses

(R) Norma Jean from Houston Visiting 
"Untitled" by Tobias McGregor Oil on Canvas 2002

The Next Three are from Stephanie Sanchez All Oil on Plywood
"Martini Studio"
"Truman Annex"
"Martini Studio"
Table by Jimmy Wray 
Part 3 of 3 Will Appear in the February 5th. Issue
 "On the Waterfront" Featuring the Original Early Truman Annex Artists

2018 Full Moon Kayak Excursion Schedule (Every Month) Next 1/29 5-7PM
Cricket Desmarais sends regards and tells us about one of my favorite organizations : 
 Florida Keys Wildlife Society launches this year's Monthly Full Moon Kayak excursions
Florida Keys Wildlife Society, the friends group to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges, kicks off this season's Full Moon Kayak excursions on Monday, January 29th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, departing Big Pine Kayak Adventures on Bogey Road on Big Pine Key.
The 2-hour paddle traverses through Big Pine's National Key Deer Refuge, one of four wildlife refuges in the Florida Keys and home to the Refuges' Visitor Center, the Key Deer Bookstore, and the endangered Key deer.
They established the excursions several years ago to encourage people to get outside and enjoy the abundant natural resources of the National Key Deer Refuge.  The January- June 2018 Full Moon Kayak excursions includes kayak, gear, and an experienced guide, with a $25 donation to benefit local wildlife through the Florida Keys Wildlife Society. Dates and times future excursions are as follows: Tuesday, February 27 from 5:00pm-7:00pm; Thursday, March 29 from 6:30pm-8:30pm; Friday, April 27 from 6:30pm-8:30pm; Sunday, May 27 from 6:30pm-8:30 pm; and Tuesday, June 26 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please call or text 305-872-7474 to reserve your spot, and arrive ½ hour before launch time. 
 DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS , Much additional Info. will be the Feb 5th Issue.

Due to Space Constraints Click BUTLER1 for their Entire E-Newsletter or see the Entire Jan 22 Issue where the Feature was Longer :

How are you doing with those New Year's resolutions. Rather than the typical, lose weight and get more organized, resolve this coming year to enjoy your home. We get in the rut of just living in the space and not really seeing it. What would give you a new perspective? Fresh color on the walls? Replacing that well worn easy chair? Maybe rearranging the furniture, or eliminating a wall to improve your view. Realize small changes can yield big results when it comes to your well being. What's more important than feeling good this New Year?


Pt. 2 Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction ; Works that are being Auctioned

Flame Tree by Ann Irvine  14X11 WaterColor
A Beno-Placito (At Ones Pleasure) in KW Vol.II by Greg Kelly Mixed Media
Sir Clucks-A Lot by Jimm Sherrington  36X24 Acrylic Paint 
The Glowing Goddess by Zen by Karen Moore  Gemstone Mix, Gold Hardware, Gold Filled Chain,1.40" Necklace & 3 Bracelets
Dancing Wood Nymphs by Wilfredo fernandez 16X16 Ceramic
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 .

While Searching in my Photo Galleries (18,424 Photos) under Anne ; this also came up : My Good Friend Anne Jo Lee ( moved to Hawaii a few years)..Looking Good and thanks for reading the magazine every week.
Her Documentary Film on the Dry Tortugas National Park  ( We'll Re-Visit that in The Blast Soon)

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Part 2 of KWAHS
The Distinguished Speaker Series Featuring John Blades The Exec. Dir. of the Palm Beach Flagler Museum. Mr. Blades is always Brilliantly Entertaining; and the Museum in Palm Beach is Breathtakingly Magnificent  

Thanks again Mr. Blades for your visits to Key West

The Marta White Exhibition at TSKW WWW.TSKW.ORG 533 Eaton St. 305-296-0458 Note : All 3 January Exhibitions ran Through 1/24. So if you did not see or one more look :
Sponsored by Zabars : A blue-eyed doll's head wears a wig of tassel. A yard-sale dogtag is offset by a snippet of black ribbon and a rusty fishhook. White's assemblage sculptures and shadow boxes are elegant studies in composition, aching with memory and loss.




 Tammy, Tiffany & Jane from the FKSPCA  and Dave Gagleard from Sottil /Selling The Keys Produced a  Benefit for the FKSPCA on January 20 at the LUIS SOTTIL GALLERY 511 Duval St. with Live Music by Ricky Valido. Also Sponsored by Schwartz Century 21 Realty  211 Simonton St. 305-849-3135    The event was Terrific and C&W Performer Ricky Valido (Hat on Below) is The Real Deal; felt like I was watching a Major INTERNATIONAL C&W STAR  WWW.RICKYVALIDO.COM

Next Week Part 3 of 3 : A Tour of the fabulous Artists at Sottil and In the Feb 12th. or 19th Issue a Stand Alone Feature on the Art of Luis Sottil. Above is a few pieces of Mr. Sottil's Work


More of Our Tour from Gallery on Greene
WWW.GALLERYONGREEN.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669

Hurricane Party by Andy Thurber  39X15  Oil

El Mocho by Andy Thurber 24X32 Mixed Media

My Arc by Ruben Alpizar 26.5X25X19.5 Oil on Wood

Landscape by Stainless  26X39  Oil on Canvas

Abrau 2000

Crossroads by Jeff MacNelly 25X21X22 Bronze

Ceramics by Jay Gogin (A large table of his Works are shown)


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

Thank Mia for the Outstanding work you, Allison Rich, Michael Nelson and Tom Hambright do for bringing Amazing Literary Events to KW.  Of course Thanks to the rest of the Monroe County Library Staff and of course KW Friends of the Library

Here is the February Schedule so far for Books and Books
Thurs. Feb 1 "Country Living Salvage Style Key West Houses" 6-8PM by Leslie Linsley

Feb 10 Sat 4pm Carl Hiaasen - Meet Carl and get a book signed! 
This is a ticketed event and are tickets limited. Tickets go on sale February 1st. Please call or go to our website for more information. 

Feb 13 Francis Klagsburn "Lioness : Golda Meir & The Nation of Israel at Congregation B'Nai Zion 750 United St.


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.



A few weeks ago Adam Scott Smith ( Artist of the Stars) was in town Headlining at the Gallery. The Feb 5th Issue will have some of His New Works that still hang at the Gallery.  Yes that is " I Dream of Jeannie", it's truly amazing All the Stars he has worked with. 


WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
Next Week in the Feb. 5th Issue will be Part 3 of our Tour of Artists Hanging in the Gallery.
Lunch Time by Jean Cox  Oil

Banana Lower by Magee Ruley  Acrylic

The Feb. 5th. & Feb 12th. Issues will have many additional works from the Key West Art Center Member Artists
See Key West's past come alive , February 1st, 5-7:00 at the artists reception of Elizabeth Devries, a one woman show at the Key West Art Center, 301 Front Street, Key West.  Show runs February 1st - February 14th.  
Elizabeth Devries arrived in Key West in 1980 from Liverpool, England, never having had a hammer in her hand. Her art grew directly from the past 30 years of shutter restorations in Key West.  It was in the '90s when she noticed a jigsaw scrap that looked like a book. Her first creation was " The Library", the beginning of her life in art.

"I use only recovered Dade County pine and cypress from old Key West houses for the construction of my boxes.  Years and layers of Key West's colorful past lie beneath the surface of the shutters used inside each box, the patinas created by years of rain and sun. Reds are from the shutters of Tennessee William's House; lime green from Hemmingway's house; light blue from Tom McGuane's on Catholic Lane. Key West history is literally a part of my work." States 'Lizzie', the Key West Shutter Lady. (Edited for space constraints)
Classical Figure Drawing Classes by Lothar Speer Wednesdays from Jan 17-April 18 5:30-7:30p. Contact Gallery Dir. Juniper Deja at 305-294-1241 and/or for more info.
PLUS ADDITIONAL EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, CLASSES that will be Listed in the Feb. 5th


1207 Duval St. 305-296-8900
Current Exhibition by Pam Folsom ; Next Up Nyla Witmore 2/5
Click PAM1 for a 5 Minute Video Tour of her Exhibition at the Gallery


Fellow Gallery Artist Jane Washburn ( along with Roger) Visiting Pam & Gallery Mgr. Adele Braghieria




GingerBread Square Gallery 30X40
Next Up Feb 5 Nyla Witmore (Both Below Oil on Canvas)
SouthernMost Resort Panorama 12X36

Lazy Day Seaport 20X60


5210 College Road 
The Key West Garden Club will be meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the garden located in the Fort West Martello on Atlantic Blvd. in Key West. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Bill Irwin, professor at FKCC. Dr. Bill is always a favorite speaker at our club and this topic, "GMO's, Neonics and Pollinators: separating fact from fiction" will surely be a fascinating presentation. 

Please join us on February 1. Our meetings are open to the public. For questions or more information contact Jane Tiedeman at 305-923-3820. 

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-L) Impromptu Concerts President George Korn welcomes cellist Jacob MacKay to the Impromptu Concerts 2018 season  held at St. Paul's Church.
(Top-R) Riders in this years 14th Annual Smart Ride from Miami to Key West which raises  funds for 7  South Florida AIDS organizations (the ride was postponed from November because of Hurricane Irma) raise their bicycles in salute at the ride's conclusion at the Edward B. Knight Pier.

(Bottom-L) Bourbon Street Pub's Joey Schroeder and Brice Cook completed their first time ride in this year's Miami to Key West 165 trek to raise money for 7 South Florida AIDS organizations. The ride , delayed because of Hurricane Irma, raised $830,245.
(Bottom-R) The second annual Women's March on Duval Street was held Sunday mirroring numerous marches held all over the United States.

Next Feb 18 at 1111 Eaton St. at The Restaurant Store

Key West Artisan Market: Culinary and Wine Edition is This Sunday


WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
Next Luncheon Feb. 14 :  Marriott Beachside Noon
Next Mixer Feb. 7 5:30-7:30 Old Island Restoration Foundation


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

The Aquaculture Laboratory at Florida Keys Community College made an exciting discovery.  For the first time since Hurricane Irma, one breeding pair of clownfish laid a clutch of eggs.  The breeders, a standard wild-type "Nemo" female crossed with a male "Black Ice Snowflake" designer male, have been regular spawners for the past year and a half in the College's facility and have parented many hundreds of young.  However, breeding came to a halt after the lab was relocated temporarily after the storm damaged the building where it was housed. 
"Finding 'Nemo' eggs was a beautiful way to start the New Year! Even our clownfish have shown remarkable resilience following Irma," said Dr. Michelle "Mick" Walsh, Professor of Marine Science and Technology at FKCC.  Many of the fish in the College's Aquaculture Lab survived the storm despite hours without power to their tanks. 
"We look forward to the pair's continued contributions to support our Marine Environmental Technology and Tropical Ornamental Mariculture Technician students during the lab-based aquaculture classes this semester."

Marjorie Paul-Shook, Peggy Montgomery, Annie Miners,
 and Deborah Jacobson
will be joined by Kathy Russ and Justin Ahearn in the Red Barn's
funny and moving 20TH CENTURY BLUES
January 23 - February 17
Directed by Joy Hawkins
Sun. 2/18 $125pp 6-9P @ Oldest House 322 Duval
Catered by Iron Chef, Open Bar UVA, Live Music &
Extensive Silent Auction

Also Go to their Website to see what's Up Next as well as Info on Bob Bowersox's Theatre XP


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: .


Part 2
Tennessee Williams Museum Soiree Kicking Off a 2 Month Celebration ; go to the Weekly KWAHS for More Info. or better yet their website.
WWW.TWKW.ORG  513 Truman Ave. 305-842-1666 WWW.KWAHS.ORG 

Julia and Edie

Dennis & Bert Enetratining Carol or perhaps the opposite.
Commissioner Sam Kaufman & Exec. Dir. of KWAHS Michael Gieda


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 Opened a New Exhibition on 1/18 "Temporal Convergence" 

Lucky Street Gallery's new exhibit " Temporal Convergence" will featured 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.

Jim Toia & Janice Colbert with Owners Betty Gaye and Jon McIntosh

Jim Toia

Janice Colbert

Jim Toai

"French Windows & River"Janice Colbert  Acrylic on Baltic Birch Paper

Betty Hosting one of the Acclaimed regular Anne McKee Contributing Artists Ms. Webster

Acclaimed Author Reef Perkins

"1966" Seth Smith Oil on Board

"Father/Pere"Janice Colbert Acrylic on Antique Wooden Ironing Board

"Mellow Yellow" Seth Smith Oil on Paper

Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings



In the next few Issues ; we'll show some of the New Art that is still hanging from the recent Adam Scott Rote Exhibition.
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


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
NEXT WEEK IN THE FEB 5TH ISSUE Photos of their last JUMP UP with Howard Livingston and Mile Marker 24 Band

Oh my, David Scott Meier has a new Nice Hat! Come see this beautiful "Blue Nice Hat" and David himself at Gallery A at Frangipani Gallery, Friday February 2, 6-8 PM, 1102 Duval, Key West. Carrie Andrews' first Frangipani show will be at Gallery B featuring her digital work and Sandy Sun's new ceramics are ready for the First Friday Art Stroll on Upper Duval. Shows run through February.

No exhibit of David's popular works would be complete without a nod to our four legged friends, and so he has a series of oils on small canvas panels; simple "drawings" of hounds on nearly Venetian patterns. Most of his compositions have a bit of text in them to inspire a thought or a laugh.

Carrie Andrews has been gettin g to know the lower Keys since the early 1980's, when her family began spending winters here. She is now living aboard an iconic houseboat in a community of amazing people and painting the places she has adored for decades. Living in a small space means working on small watercolors in a sketchbook and enhancing the images with other media before uploading to a computer for final tweaking. She then sends for prints on fabric, metal and 100% cotton rag paper.

Sandy Sun creates unique ceramic pieces and vessels by hand. Most of her works are inspired by the natural beauty of the Florida Keys. Her new works focus on growth and new life and include ocean themed pieces and pieces that incorporate local tropical leaves and flowers. Often described as organic, Sandy's pottery reflects both the variants and symmetry found in nature.





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

WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661
Every Sunday Sunday, 5 - 7:30p, Jazz in the Gardens  Constantine & Friends
Cabaret @d'vine Wine Gallery:

Wednesday, January 31, James King, III, 5-7pm
Thursday, Feb. 1, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, Feb. 2, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, Feb. 3, Megan Constantine, 5-7pm

Jazz in Gardens
Feb 4 Scott Marischen & The Wisconsin Jazz Orgy

Photos of Libby York and Friends

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

Click GRANTS-AWARDS 1 for Complete List


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
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

 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
Experience the dazzling love of  your favorite Key West Burlesque performers as they perform " Key West, We Love You: A Love-Filled Revue"  on  Friday, February 16 & Saturday, February 17  at  Key West Theater, 512 Eaton Street . This follies-style revue show  stars some of Key West's all time favorite performers from all over the country including  The Evil Hate Monkey,  Kitten and Lou, Murray Hill, and local favorites Moana Amour, Cheeky Derrière, Chief Peach, Velvet Garcia, and Dark n Stormy in this love-filled production.   Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Sponsored in part by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.  Tickets: or call 305.985.0433.
Photo of Kitten and Lou by Neil Kendall

Firefall March 17, 2018

  , 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 

City of Key West About toe "Sell Out" Local Art and Artists
"Undying Love, A Key West Musical" Premieres at TSKW


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.

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

Every Tuesday Night Until March 27 AQUA IDOL ; Of Course at AQUA Nightclub 711 Duval 305-294-0555


 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 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
  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
Saturated with colorful history, culture, wildlife and romance, Cuba is a photographers' dream. Led by photographer  Allen Rokach and an experienced team of guides, you'll explore the urban and rural landscapes of Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad with eyes open and lens in hand. Cost: $4760 (Includes Airfare & More)


Slow down and tune in with yoga at The Studios of Key West taught by Cricket Desmarais
Enrich your health and lifestyle, advance your personal yoga practice, or simply slow down to create space and calm with Cricket Desmarais at The Studios of Key West on Friday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am, January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, and February 23.
The five-week series of classes are a great introduction to those new to yoga or for those looking to deepen their practice. Students will learn to connect with their breath and experience micro-movement, with a slow, steady build towards strength, balance, and flexibility- with an emphasis on safe alignment.
"This gentle but powerful approach to yoga is supportive to any age or stage of life," says instructor Cricket Desmarais, who has been teaching Slow Flow yoga since 2012, including YMCA classes where ages ranged from 19-78 in the same hour. "It gives you the space needed to soften and meet yourself where you are, and helps your inner radar know when you're going too far- or not working to optimal capacity."
Desmarais emphasizes that though the class speed is toned-down, the experience is often quite powerful.   
"Slow Flow Yoga offers a nice counterpoint to a culture that is hard-wired to consistently push hard and fast," she says. "It gives us the opportunity to slow down for an hour and really feel ourselves from the inside out.  In that space, a lot can be revealed."

FIGURE DRAWING CLASS, KEY WEST ART CENTER, Every Wed 5:30 - 7:30 pm  All Season Long. Come for 1, 3 or 5 classes or take the whole ride!

Mr Speer's classes provide a supportive, engaging and highly informative working environment that is designed to strengthen each participant's ability to see correctly and translate this in"sight" into successful drawing strategies. A healthy dose of humor and art history will be our guide!  The goal is not pretty drawings, but good ones! It's a workshop where we all support one another on our journey! 
Lothar Speer. FACES IN FOCUS. BRUSH&HEART, (312)282-3162
ALSO He does CLASSICAL DRAWING Classes at TSKW Every Wed. until 3/14 2p-5p Click


"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.

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.  

The Feb 5 or Feb 12 Issue will have a Feature on Lucille Khornak from her Recent "Color" Series of E-Mail Campaigns ; as well as some of earlier Advertising with Models Photography

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

I'm Updating the Current Exhibition and Upcoming Exhibition List. The Updated List & will be in the Feb. 5 Issue; Of course go to their website to get that Info.                                                                                 


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.

Key West Art & Historical Society to offer free lunchtime lecture on Fort Zachary Taylor's path to a National Landmark
Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Edward England for "From junkyard to National Landmark: Celebrating 50 years of Howard England's Legacy at Fort Zachary Taylor," a free lunchtime lecture held on Tuesday, February 6, at 12:00 p.m. in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum. The lecture presents England's father Howard England's eight-and-a-half year odyssey of exploration and discovery as Curator in Charge at Fort Zachary Taylor.
Edward England's latest book, The Fort Zach Guidebook, is the first written to highlight the history and natural beauty of Key West's unique, internationally-known attraction. Divided into six major sections, it covers every aspect of the park, from the layout and features of the park, to the history and significance of Fort Taylor, to the park's natural attractions, to the park's supporting organizations, and to other historical attractions nearby on the island. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Please register for this free event at KWAHS.ORG.  Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust. For more information, contact Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, ext. 115 or visit KWAHS.ORG.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

. Discover "The Bahamas-Keys Connection" at (Moved from the Tropic Cinema) to the Old City Hall Auditorium during Key West Art & Historical Society's special Distinguished Speaker Series panel discussion
On Thursday, February 8, at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society presents The Bahamas - Keys Connection," a special Distinguished Speaker Series discussion with expert panelists Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright, Deputy Consul General of the Bahamas Sandra Carey, and Florida Keys History & Discovery Center Curator Brad Bertelli, moderated by Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.  Due to Space Constraints the 3 or 4 additional paragraphs had to be deleted. Contact the KWAHS for Reservations.
Thanks to a partnership between Key West Art & Historical Society, Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, some 600 area students have the opportunity to explore coastal fortification history through a series of upcoming in-class and field trip activities and events.  On Friday, February 2, students will visit Fort Zachary Taylor, the Civil War headquarters of the U.S. Navy's East Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron, to participate in Civil War Days, an annual living history event running through February 4 that portrays life at a Federal fortress during the years 1861-1862.

For more information, contact Adele Williams, Society Director of Education, at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Detailed descriptions of the various youth program sessions offered and registration information can be found at KWAHS.ORG/EDUCATIONYour museums. Your community. It takes an island.

Key West Art & Historical Society invites writers to enter works in this year's Tennessee Williams poetry and short-story contests
Keys poets and writers are invited to submit works for this year's Tennessee Williams poetry and short-story writing contests - components of the annual Key West celebration of the great American writer and island resident's birthday.
Poets are invited to submit a 30-line or less poem about Williams' life in Key West. Writers may submit a short story of 1500 to 4000 words, to include some reference to Williams' life in Key West. Winners will be selected by blind-judging via a panel of professional, published writer/poets, with $200 awarded for first place and $100 for second place in each contest, along with an opportunity to read from their submissions at the March 26 Tennessee Williams Birthday reception, set to take place at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue on Monday, March 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Submission fee is $20 for adults; $10 for students and are limited to one per person. Entries can be submitted via a link at  KWAHS.ORG no later than March 7.
An enticing variety of Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration events kick off on February 28 and run through April 9. For more information visit or contact Society Director of Education Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Sponsored in part by the Helmerich Trust and the Florida Department of State.  Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

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
The Following Falls into the Category of Event too Late ; but the Contents are important
The Key West City Commission on Wednesday proclaimed January 20 th  Smart Ride Day. 
On Saturday, cyclists from all over the state will undertake a grueling two day, 165 mile trek from Miami to Key West to raise money for seven AIDS service organizations. The annual event raises awareness and results in much needed funding that helps bring vital services to those who need medical care, pharmaceutical assistance, housing and dental care. 
"This is a very important event for Florida," said Scott Pridgen, executive director of AIDS Help, Inc. "The Mile Marker Team is made up of 23 riders and 17 crew from Monroe County. This dedicated group of folks is a number one team in Florida. They've raised $100,000 for Monroe County." 
The ride, which was postponed due to Hurricane Irma, ends at the Edward B. Knight Pier AIDS memorial. These individuals ride to prove to themselves they cannot be easily taken by the disease and that they cannot -- and will -- not forget those who have passed. 
"We're still looking for a cure," said Pridgen. "We're still hoping for a vaccine. One day we'll have it, but today we ride.
In the Alyson Crean Photo : Mayor Craig Cates, Commissioners Jimmy Weekley and Richard Payne and Margaret Romero, riders Jim Gilleran Jerry Hughes and Karen Frank-Knoll, AIDS Help Director Scott Pridgen, Rider Don Dotzauer, and Commissioners Sam Kaufman, Billy Wardlow and Clayton Lopez.

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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.

Friday, February 2nd  - Chef Melissa Schwarz - Chef's Tasting Menu - SOLD OUT
Indian Dinner - $85.00 - 5:30pm.    Aamti - Maharastrian Lentil Dish with Goda Masala, Mustard Seed, and Curry Leaves.   Maharastrian Egg Curry - Spicy Curry with Kashmiri Chili, Cashew, and Egg. Malvani Prawn Curry - Shrimp with Coconut, Tamarind, and Spices.    Almond Malai Kulfi - Indian Ice Cream with Almond and Saffron
Saturday, February 3rd - 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.
Monday, February 5th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Italian Dinner - $90.00 - 5:30pm. Garlic Soup.   Acini de Pepe with Stone Crab.    Romaine Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts.  Sea Scallops with Rosemary Brown Butter, Spinach, and Pine Nuts.     Crema Fritta with Oranges and Almonds
Friday, February 9th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Southern Winter Dinner - $95.00 - 5:30pm.    Pickled Shrimp Salad with Jalapeno Ranch. Fried Green Tomatoes, Creamed Florida Corn, and Squash Marmalade.    Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs with Cheddar Grits and Collard Greens.    Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake with Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream
Saturday, February 10th - 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.
Wednesday, February 14th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu - SOLD OUT
Love Mediterranean Style Dinner - $95.00 - 5:30pm
Friday, February 16th  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Mid-Winter Carnivore Dinner - $150.00 - 5:30pm.    Escargot and Bone Marrow Bordelaise.     Crawfish and Crispy Sweet Breads with Pernod Crème. Larded Filet Mignon with Chestnut Potato, Swiss Chard, and Porcini Sauce.    Foie Gras Waffle with Pear Chutney and Herb de Provence Crème Anglaise
Saturday, February 17th - Weekly Wine and Food Tasting - Wine Education Event -SOLD OUT
$15.00 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Monday, February 19th  - Chef David Fuhrman - Chef's Tasting Menu - SOLD OUT
"Making Food Great Again" a President's Day Mock State Dinner - $100.00 - 5:30pm. Join Chef David Fuhrman from Great Events Catering for a Mock State Dinner Featuring Actual State Dinner Options from the Past.Anjou Pear Salad with Farm Stand Goat Cheese, Shaved Fennel, Roasted Walnuts, and White Balsamic - From a State Dinner Held November 30, 2012.Maine Lobster Thermidor with Sherry, Cognac, and Dijon - From a 1950 Truman Vice Presidential Dinner.   Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Risotto, and Asparagus - From a State Dinner Held May 22, 2003 for the Philippine President.    Green Apple Crostata with Thyme Caramel, and Buttermilk Gelato - From a State Dinner Held October 18, 2016 for the Italian Prime Minister.
Thursday, February 22nd  - Chef Martha Hubbard - Chef's Tasting Menu
Hartford Family Winery Paired Wine Dinner - $115.00 (including wines) - 5:30pm. Join Chef Martha Hubbard, Don Hartford, owner of Hartford Family Winery, and Stephanie Southgate of Noble Wine Estates for an Incredible paired wine dinner featuring wines from Hartford Family Winery!.   Crab Melt with Aged Cheddar on Grilled Semolina Bread ,   Hartford Court Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016,    Oysters with Lemongrass and White Pepper Granita and Thai Mignonette , Hartford Court Warrior Princess Block Oregon Pinot Noir 2014, Currant and Coffee Braised Pork with Bacon Wrapped Grits, and Roasted Grape and Fennel Relish,    Hartford Old Vine Zinfandel 2016.        Parsnip Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting and Chamomile Pouring Cream,   Hartford Court Sevens Bench Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
Saturday and Sunday, February 24th and 25th  -  Special Event. 53 rd Annual Old Island Days Art Festival - 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!
Monday, February 26th - Chef Martha Hubbard - Special Event
Hook and Cook: Florida Keys Fishing and Culinary Experience - $300.00 - 1:00pm.  Very Limited Availability!
 Join Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters and Chef Martha Hubbard for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience and cooking lesson. Participants will go on a private fishing charter with Captain Jeremy Hackworth of Zia Charters where they will learn fundamental lower keys fishing techniques for reef species.  Upon return to Key West, the participants will come to Isle Cook Key West for a cooking lesson and dinner with Chef Hubbard. Dinner will begin at approximately 6:00pm.  If you would like to invite your significant other or friend to the dinner that evening the cost is $50.00 per seat.

 DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; I AM ONLY ABLE TO GO TO FEB 26 ..; please go to their website and FB Page for Rest of Feb. & March Events


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New Location 808 Duval St.
Next Luncheon is 2/14 at Marriott Beach Resort
Next Mixer is 2/7 at Oldest House 322 Duval St



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.
The Sheriff's Office held its quarterly Employee Awards ceremony in Marathon. Employees were recognized for their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service to the agency. Sheriff Ramsay also recognized his Employees of the Fourth Quarter, 2017. These employees received this award for exemplary and outstanding service to the agency and to the citizens of Monroe County.
Quarterly award winners, left to right: Reserve Joel Widell, Explorer Chase Taylor, Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Detention Sgt. Fernando Lopez and Deputy Matthew Cory. Not pictured, Support member Susie Salazar.




WWW.HABITATLOWERKEYS.ORG 305-294-9006X3 Susan Kent
Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys is preparing to expand its hurricane recovery response.  Through the Habitat Hammers Back initiative, the local affiliate is working closely with Habitat International to assist homeowners in need.

Debbie Swift Batty, Board President stated, "We're in a unique position to assist homeowners in the Lower Keys repair their homes with skilled construction staff and volunteers and we've received many generous donations for hurricane home repairs." 
Habitat recovery efforts include repair of damaged homes by replacing drywall, rebuilding stairs, decking and fences as well as preforming other construction tasks as needed. 
Interviews are currently being conducted to hire site supervisors, construction managers and intake coordinators with the intent on being fully staffed and ready to begin continuous work to help families rebuild their lives by the beginning of February.

"We're eager to begin helping our neighbors make their homes a safe a decent place to live", said Swift Batty. 
To qualify for the program individuals must own their home as their primary residence, the family must fall at or below Area Median Income (AMI) guidelines, and be ready and willing to help work on their homes alongside Habitat staff and volunteers.  Due to generous support from donors, homeowner payments will be for materials only, and structured on a sliding scale according to homeowner income.  The labor will be donated to the homeowners.  
Key West and Lower Keys Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child deserves a decent, safe and affordable place to live.

Applications will be available beginning February 1.

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