The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
Nov. 26, 2018
Your New Commission-Vice Mayor & Mayor

Pt 2. The 2108 Key West Film Festival 

Swearing- In Ceremony for Chief Brandenburg Dec. 6th. 10AM at Police Headquarters 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

The MOTE Annual Ocean Fest is in Islamorada Dec. 1  11a-5p
+ MOTE & Partners Restoring Resilient Corals over 120 Acres (More Below)

 No president is more widely remembered with fondness than that of JFK. The Kennedy administration, which is often compared with the legendary Camelot, ran from 1961 until Kennedy's assassination in November of 1963.
Pt. 14 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"
"Southernmost House" by William Welch

Blue Heaven's Roosters by Karen Beauprie
PS : There is No Known Key West Gathering for William Yet. We'll Keep an eye on this.
The Winter Members Show at Frangipani Gallery Hanging a Few More Weeks; Until the New Show from Susann D'Antonio : Reception 12/7. This Issue & the Dec 3rd. will have about 45 Works

"Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow (More Below)

In the Weekly FKCC Section this Week : Marine Corps to Marine Science

"Cruise to the 40's" 12/5
Just a Few of the Many Events from KWAHS

March 6, 2019 "Tennessee Williams Kick Off Birthday Bash" 6-8PM ; Every Year a Real Treat at Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt's Palacial House 1207 Whitehead Street; Thanks Boys...Count Me In...

Our New Look Key West Arts & Historical Society (KWAHS) Sections
(Upper-L) Upcoming Exhibition 12/7-2/10/19 "Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell" (Upper-R) One of 9 Current Exhibitions Detailed in our Issues

Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery Receives Rare Iconic Billy Joel Photos

Lower Keys Medical Center (LKMC) Most Recent E-Newsletter

A Visit from Adam Scott Rote where he Hangs Year Round at The Key West Gallery Plus You're Invited to His Wedding a Few Weeks Ago (How? I was Honored to be the Photographer)

"Homeplace as Art Space"  Workshop Jan. 28
Noon-3pm by Fiona Morehead

"Layering in Encaustics" by Cricket Desmarais Thur. 11/29 1-3p
Our New Look The Studios of Key West  (TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes 
PLUS New TSKW Artists in Residency
Isabelle Hayeur

Beatriz Chachamovitz

Andrew Simonet

TSKW "On The Deck : Residency Pot Luck" Wed. 11/28 6-8 607 Ashe St. (More Below in the TSKW Section)
The 3 Current Exhibitions at TSKW until Nov. 29  The Nutcracker by Various Artisans  Zabar Lobby Gallery.  Portable Memories in Rising Sea by Lisa Bulawsky & Laurencia Strauss in the Sanger Gallery .  On the 3rd Fl. XOJ Gallery "I Don't Want to Loose Her" by Agnieszka Pestka

Pt. 2 : Extensive Coverage of the Super Boat International 38th. Annual Key West Championship.  Many Photos in this Issue & Dec 3rd. + a Link in this Feature for the Nov. 19th Issue Packed with Super Boat Photos.

The 2019 Eric Anfinson Calendar is Out

Smiles All Around as Star Tom Berenger Visits Key West for KWFF

There's No Place Like Cayo Hueso for the Holidays

Holiday Historic Inn Tours 2018 Offers Romantic Enchantments

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM As Usual has Many Local Stories, Photos and Videos ( More Below)

WOMANKIND Welcomes Dr. Kris Kennedy and Nurse Practitioner Vernadette Fisher (More Below)

2019 Florida Keys Council of the Arts : Members and Friends Show "Navigating New Waters".  Encompases the Entire Gato Building.  Part 2 of 5 in this Issue.

  WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The TDC's "Keys Traveler" Monthly On-Line Publication.  Go to their Weekly Section to Read All the Features (Links) for their November Issue.

Larry Smith
The Gala Holiday Party 12/14

Mark Ross, Skipper Kripitz
& Chris Burchard at Vivas 11/30
Two of our Favorite Performers : Larry Smith & Skipper Kripitz sent us their Holiday Schedules (More in our Entertainment Section)

Pt. 1 Sean P. Callahan's Latest Exhibition "The Bear Show" at Dog Tired Studio on 1011 Whitehead St.   Must See Art

One of my Favorite Artists Michael Cheval Appeared at Wyland Galleries in Key West where he Hangs Year Round.  We Featured the Past 3 Weeks Much of His Great Art. The Dec. 3rd Issue will have a Feature on his Visit.

Samantha Fish 11/27

The Kingston Trio 11/28

Our Key West Theater Section 


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7965  Weekly.  In this Issue : November 26, 2018 : The City of KW has New Commissioners-Vice Mayor & Mayor, Pt. 2 The Key West Film Festival, Pt. 2 Super Boat International's 38th. Key West Championship, Swearing-In Ceremony Dec. 6th for KWPD Chief Brandenburg, MOTE's Ocean Fest in Islamorada Dec.1, Pt. 14 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photographs"
WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Feature Story Links, Adam Scott Rote at The Key West Gallery, So Much Going on at TSKW (The Studios of Key West) & KWAHS (The Key West Art & Historical Society), Gildea Contemporary Art Gallery "Small Works" Exhibition Opening :Pre  Party Dec 9 & Reception 12/10 (Submissions Still Being Taken)
WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG , AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops at East Fort Martello Museum Tuesdays, Pt.1 Fran Decker's Frangipani Gallery's Group Member's Show ; Next Dec. 7 Featuring Susann D'Antonio, FKCC Presents "Marine Corps to Marine Science",    WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM , Zazoo Fine
Art & Photography has Billy Joel, Tom Berenger Visits City Hall, Pt. 1 Sean Callahan's "The Bear Show" at Dog Tired Studios

Next Week A Special Feature on Michael Cheval's Visit to Wyland Galleries, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, TSKW Monthly "On the Deck Residency Pot Luck" 11/28, The 2019 Eric Anfinson Calendar, Pt. 2 from The Florida Keys Council of the Arts "Navigating New Waters" Members & Friends Exhibition, WomanKind Welcomes Dr. Kris Kennedy & Nurse Practitioner Vernadette Fisher, 
WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM "Keys Traveler", The Annual Gala Holiday Concert wthe Larry Smith / Christine Cordone & Friends 12/14, Skipper Kripitz & Friends Gigs, WWW.KWLS.ORG Literary Walking Tours, WWW.EQFL.ORG ,
 The City of KW "Drone Rules" + Extended "Duval Loop" MCSO's Christmas on the Farm 12/9 + Sheriff Ramsay & a Few Friends Around the Keys, "Next Artisan Market" at Higgs Beach 12/2, "Eaton Street Christmas Stroll" 12/9, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, Gallery on the Greene Presents " Paris with Cayo Hueso Spice" from Andy Thurber, Reef Relief Presents "Zen Shark" Apparel , Marc House Plant Store Selling Christmas Trees, TSKW Annual Winter Members Exhibition " Look Upward to the Sky" Reception 12/6,
Call for Artists and Vendors for the KWAHS Dec. 19th. Holiday Concert & Bazaar,  WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Calendar of Events & Hundreds of Photo Galleries, Conch Pride Flag, Fringe Theatre 20% Off ALL Tickets until Dec. 1 + Auditions Dec. 2, "Preserve Island Life", Key West Community Band Schedule, KWBG Annual Meeting & Dinner 12/5 + Next Mixer 12/12 Speak Easy Inn & Rum Bar, 28th. Annual Lighted Boat Parade Promotion from Schooner's Wharf, Jodell Roberts & KWAHS Present "The Lensless Eye : Pinhole Photography" Workshops the next two weekend, "Books and Books" Keith Bland "Scared Space" 12/2 & "The Celebration of Angus and Edmund" by Guana Dickson & Friends of Jon McIntosh, Karen Wray's Collections Gallery, The Gardens Hotel Presents Jazz in the Gardens Sundays ; next 11/125 Libby York & Friends, Salt Island Provisions Gallery has Captain Karen Luknis & Chef Martha Hubbard, FKSPCA's "Parade of Paws" + Director Tammy Fox Presents Her Annual Letter ( and we have it), KW Wildlife Center, South Florida Symphony Orchestra 11/29, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM , Past Issue Links, Aids Help CC, Florida Health Monroe County, LKMC "The Pulse" On-Line Newsletter, Key West Orchid Club, Key West Garden Club, Our Weekly "Hamptons Arts & Culture"Section, WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , 
The Key West Theater Section, & More.


It's Blue All Over Nantucket, France, and Key West.. Perhaps you will spend eternity visiting the Hundreds of Beautiful Visions that you shared with us & Occasionally Hanging with Fellow Masters


The Key West Inaugural Ceremony
City of KW's Alyson Crean & The Citizen's Photographic Journalist Rob O'neal
Singer Teri White
City Manager Jim Scholl
Pastor Roscoe

Honorable Judge Peary S. Fowler
Swearing - In Utility Board Member Robert Barrios (Seat D)

More of the Swearing-In Ceremonies Up Shortly

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

Part 2 of a Multi-Part / Multi Week Featuring ALL the Art on Display  FOR THE 2019 MEMBERS AND FRIENDS SHOW "NAVIGATING NEW WATERS"

"End of Summer" by Carl Hower  Acrylic on Canvas

"Key West Still Life" by Carl Hower Acrylic on Canvas

(L) "Penland Pair" by Pamela Kostmayer Encaustic
(R) "Yard Sale Find" by Jane Grannis WaterColor

"Koi, Koi, Koi" by Linda Evans WaterColor

(L) "Mangrove Island Triptych" by Laura Richardson
(R) "Grassy Turtle" by Jessica Connell  Photo on Canvas

(L) "Mono Mangroves" By Jaynie Zenisek Acrylic
(R) "Back in the Day" by Susann D'Antonio Encustic & Mixed Media

More "Navigating The Waters"  Members and Friends Show at The Florida Keys Council of the Arts Up Shortly


Last Week when I was Featuring one of the three Current Exhibitions at TSKW "Nutcracker Models" I misIdentified Fran Decker's; Of course Fran was really ok with that ; but of course I wanted to get the right one in ..Her Model is Called "Duval Crawl Nutcracker"

In December we'll have a Multipart / Multi Week On-Line Art Exhibition from Fulton Gadbois. He had a Solo Exhibition at TSKW a few Years Ago; and his works are certainly Unique and Entertaining.


Part 2 the 2018 Key West Film Festival

Opening Night "Spotlight" Film

Up Shortly The Opening Night Red Carpet Party


by Alyson Crean

Swearing In Ceremony for KWPD Chief Sean Brandenburg at Police Headquarters  1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Thursday 10AM Dec 6


Beginning Monday, November 12th, the free Duval Loop will be expanding its route. The continuous Loop will make it easier to reach Mallory Square and the Truman Waterfront Park, as well as White Street.
The free bus runs daily from 6 a.m. until midnight. It begins at the Park N Ride on Caroline Street to Simonton, runs down to Front Street for easy access to the waterfront area. The route continues up Simonton, then turns into the beautiful new Truman Waterfront Park. From there, the expanded Loop runs back out down to Fleming, then clear on out to White Street before circling back to the Park N Ride.
This expansion provides better access to more of downtown Key West. So leave the car, and enjoy the free Duval Loop!


Part 2 Extensive Coverage of the 38th Annual Key West Championship

More Up Shortly and Come Back and Click the Link to the Nov. 19th Issue to see Pt. 1 of the Super Boat Feature  NOV. 19, 2018 Featuring Lots of Photos

Next Dec 2

Key West Artisan Market: Let's Get Happy will be held from 10 am to 2 pm at Higgs Beach, 100 Atlantic Blvd. Local artisans include culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities,  Key West Writers Guild Local Author's Nook,  104.9 The X live variety show, fresh produce and lots of great, fresh food. The focus this week will be on delicious craft brews with sampling available. 
Guests are encouraged to go green and ride bikes, take the bus or hop on the trolley which conveniently stops at the Casa Marina. But if you need to drive (to haul away all your goodies), there's ample parking and marked handicapped spots. Please BYOB (bring your own bags). 
NOTE: The Key West Artisan Market has moved to Higgs Beach, between the dog park and the playground (we're dog and kid friendly!). Same great Keys handmade artists, bigger location with lots more parking! Plus you'll now find us every other Sunday for more dates to love. And of course, as always, entry is FREE.  
Next Artisan Market: 
Dec 02: Preserve Island Life
Contact: Sean Krikorian 


"A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs" from Groovy History
Many Readers have commented that they are really enjoying this Multi-Part Feature ; here are the Links to the First 13 Parts....
Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link   
Part 2 (  ) was in the Sept 10 Issue . Part 3 was in the Sept 17 Issue
 Part 4 was in Sept. 24
Part 5 Oct. 1
Part 6 Oct 8th
Part 7 Oct. 15
Part 8 Oct. 22 Pt. 1  
Part 9 Oct. 22 Pt. 2
Part 10  OCT 29 2018 
Part 11 Nov. 5th
Part 12 Nov. 12  
Part 13 Nov. 19  NOV. 19, 2018

"A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course...
That is of course, unless the horse, is the famous Mister Ed."
The funny, adventurous, talking horse Mister Ed, the talking horse won the hearts of television viewers of the 1960s. The show's title character originally appeared in short stories by Walter R. Brooks.
Mister Ed was played by gelding Bamboo Harvester and voiced by former Western film actor Allan Lane. Ed's owner, a klutzy architect named Wilbur Post, was played by Alan Young. According to show producer Arthur Lubin, Young was chosen for the lead role because he "just seemed like the sort of guy a horse would talk to"

Justin Bieber may have tween girls swooning nowadays but let us not forget who the real king of pop is; Michael Jackson. First as a child performer in"The Jackson Five" with his family. Then in 1971, he moonwalked into a solo career that propelled him into pop icon status. 

Sultry on screen seductress Angelina Jolie, whose love life is notorious tabloid fodder, has a predecessor by the name of Diana Rigg. The gorgeous smokey eyed beauty was most famous for her role in the 1965 "Avengers" series and was often described as the most desirable woman in the world.
Like Jolie, her love life was just as public as her award winning career. Shamelessly dating a much older (married man), and boldly stating she had no desire "to be respectable". Nowadays Diana Rigg can be seen in  Game of Thrones, as Olenna Tyrell.
Model and actress Kate Upton became known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Appropriately named "Rookie of the Year" in 2011, Kate Upton doesn't hold a candle to legendary supermodel Cheryl Tiegs. Tiegs was the first American Supermodel who appeared on the cover of multiple Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and TIME. Her 1978 "Pink Bikini" poster became an iconic image of pop culture. 
More " A look at the 60's and 70's Through Photographs" Up Shortly 

Larry will also be at the following places to help spread holiday cheer.

December 9, Sunday 10am, 
Old Stone Church's Coffee House, 
Eaton Street, Key West
December 9, Sunday 5:15pm and 6:45pm 
Key West Theater 
Eaton Street Christmas Stroll
Holiday Songs featuring Christine Cordone, Kristin MacNamara, and Joe Tripp
Dec 19, Wednesday 7pm 
The Custom's House Community Christmas 
with Larry Smith, Christine Cordone, and Skipper Kripitz.
December 23, Sunday 5:30pm 
Holiday Jazz with Larry Smith, Christine Cordone and Skipper Kripitz 
The Gardens Hotel, Angela Street, KW

For more information: 
Part 1 of the Winter Group Members Show at Fran Decker's Frangipani Gallery 
 305-296-0440  1102 1101 A& B Duval St. 

Zebra in a Nest by Fran Decker

Monkey in a Nest by Fran Decker

The Eyes Have It by Paul Carmichael

Goddess by Jody Rae Campbell

The Poetry of Trees by Deborah J. Moore

Sweet Home by Deborah J.Moore
More of the Frangipani Group Show Up Shortly

Eric's 2019 Calendar is filled with a rich collection of recent oil paintings so his work will be with you throughout the year.

This year's centerfold is the 'I AM' series - 28 archetypes from Eric's 2018 solo show, Without Within. THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT

$26 Each 2019 Fine Art Calendar is signed by Eric & available online or from these select stores: Books & Books and Salt Gallery Key West



Part 2 of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts "Navigating New Waters

"Full Moon Rising" by Rachel Feinberg  Acrylic on Canvas

(L) "Vessel Series : Ice Streams" by Lauren Proctor McAloon Raku Ceramics, Steel, & Waxed Threads
(R) "Fighting Dogs"  by Daniel Siefert Print from Cur Slate

"Sailing Off to Different Shores" by Gail Miller  Collage

"Stacked" by Karen Beauprie  WaterColor on Yupo

(L) "Flex Your Mussels" by Scott Gruppe  Oil
(R) "Jump For Joy" by Scott Grupper" Oil
More of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts Members & Friends Show "Navigating New Waters" in the  Dec.3rd,10th. and 17th. Issues

More of the Red Carpet Party Up Shortly


Part 2 2018  Inaugural Ceremony

Swearing-In Key West Mayor Teri Johnston

Cheryl & Mayor Cates Get Applause

First Time Mayor Johnston is Seated

Commissioner District 5 Mary Lou Hoover, Commissioner District 4 Greg Davila, Commissioner District 1 Jimmy Weekly, Mayor Teri Johnston, Commissioner District 6 Clayton Lopez, Commissioner District 3 Billy Wardlow, Commissioner District 2 & Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman.



WWW.TROPICCINEMA.COM 416 Eaton St. 305-396-4944


Andy Thurber "Paris with Cayo Hueso Spice" Exhibition Hanging for Many Weeks. 


Introducing Shark Zen!

Reef Relief is excited to introduce our new friends at  Shark  ZenAny purchases made through the following link give Reef Relief 20% of the sale.
Shark Zen helps those that love the ocean style their lives with ocean wildlife. Check out Shark Zen's premium ocean wildlife t-shirts, UV protective performance shirts, art prints, and more.
Here is the Link to the Shark Zen Site


Lois Songer sends regards and reminds us that their Two Large Outdoor Events are coming up Early Next Year with more details to follow soon : They are The Annual "Crafts Show" January 26 + 27 and The Annual "Old Island Days Art Festival February 23 + 24. Stay Tuned

Adam Scott Rote was in Key West for his Fantasy Fest Exhibition and Oh by the Way to get Married. 

  WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339
. To see a sampling of his Past Series / Projects & New Paintings visit The Key West Gallery; and view WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM  &

The 2018 Wedding of the Key West Art World Up Shortly


More Up Shortly


 Sean P. Callahan's DOG TIRED STUDIO a Few Weeks Ago Opened "The Bear Show"

Here is Part 1 of 2 : The Paintings and Photos from the Nov. 10th. Reception & Exhibition The Bear Show.
Of course go to Sean's Studio to see some Stand Out Popping Images. The featured Artists : Chris Lopez, Gregory Little, Sean P. Callahan, Estaban Machado, Elizabeth St. Hilaire, Mark Errol, Jonathan Hoenscheidt, Kristen Norman, Bruce Collini, & A Few More.

"Louder then Bombs"

(L) "Man of the Sea"
(R) Otter & Bear

"Bear and Bees"  Acrylic on Collage by Elizabeth St. Hilaire

"Looking for a Landing "  WaterColor on AquaBoard

by Chris Lopez Orjented Strand Board

The December 3rd Issue will have Part 2 of The Bear Show


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They now have Christmas Trees.
 TableTop Christmas Tree Sale Auction 12/4 at
Margaritaville Doors open 5pm... Client Christmas party 12/13 location TBD

Steven K. Murray-Smith ; Everyone's Good Friend tells us :
Proudly fly your own Conch Pride Flag.  Locally made of heavy fade-resistant nylon, enjoy this 3' x 5' two sided flag....a symbol of our One Human Family. $99.00 and Shipping available. 
.  To purchase one for additional information email  [email protected]



Part Two of "Groovy History"  A Look back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs
Pamela Anderson bounced her way into bombshell status fame on the popular show Baywatch back in 1989. But before her time was Actress and pin-up model Joi Lansing; with striking blonde hair, ruby red lips, and a skimpy wardrobe in just about everything she did. Despite those similarities, there was an air of class Joi Lansing and her contemporaries possessed that Anderson did not. Perhaps it was because Joi played the part but didn't become it. She never drank, smoked, or posed in the nude while managing to hold the male gaze for her entire career. 
Pictured here is John Lennon and his son Julian Lennon. Julian was John's son with his first wife, Cynthia. After his father ran off with Yoko and had another child, Julian's relationship with his father quickly diminished.  Now fully grown, Julian speaks freely about his feelings for Lennon,  "I have to say that, from my point of view, I felt he was a hypocrite. Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces - no communication, adultery, divorce? You can't-do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself."
If these walls could talk they'd probably have some eye bulging, jaw-dropping conversations to share. The music industry's top innovative superstars of the time are here partying with standup comedian "Sam" Kinison, who was known for his intensely harsh sense of humor.
According to Billy Idol's biography  Dancing With Myself, this photo was taken after the HBO Young Comedian Special back in 1984. According to Idol, this was the evening that spawned his friendship with Sam. Idol pointed out that at this time, Sam was heavily into coke and "was beginning to act more like a rockstar than a comedian." No doubt this was a crazy night for all of them
There's no topping the Hollywood legend. The onscreen chameleon has been the sweet brunette, the foxy redhead, and the blonde bombshell. Her sexy, throaty singing voice had the public referring to her as the 'female Elvis' and her love for motorcycles earned her a daredevil reputation.
Ann-Margret is an actress, singer, and dancer. Oddly enough, George Burns helped launch her singing career, and from there she went on to conquer acting. Soon she had a seven-year film contract from 20th Century Fox and was starring alongside Elvis, Jack Nicholson, and John Wayne. She earned an Oscar nomination for Carnal Knowledge and was even invited to serenade President John F. Kennedy at his 46th birthday party (a year after Marilyn Monroe did).
More 60's & 70's Up Shortly

WWW.GILDEA.GALLERY 522 Southard St. 305-440-3673
There still be time to Submit your Entry ; Call Charles at 305-240-1847
(All Paintings for this show have to be 12 inches high and up to 36 inches wide)
Example: 12x12 one or up to three or 12x16 up to two etc...

Part Two of the Adam Scott Rote Visit to The Key West Gallery and His Wedding at the Gallery

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339
. To see a sampling of his Past Series / Projects & New Paintings visit The Key West Gallery; and view  WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM  &

In the Next Few Issues some of his Newer Works and Of Course I Can't Resist Including some of his Classics.

20% Discount on ALL Tickets up to Dec 1; Use Promo Code FRINGE 20 . Here is the LINK to their Events
Fringe Theatre Auditions 12/2 3-5PM; All ages welcome; simply prepare a 1-2 Minute Monologue ..Click Link Below for more Info. & sample Monologues
More from The Frangipani Group Show

Bahama Bouquet by William Welch

The Little White House by William Welch

Pink House in Key West by William Welch

Another World by David Scott Meier

Waiting for Cook by David Scott Meier

Shoreline by David Scott Meier
More Up Shortly

WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM  1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 

City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Here is also the LINK for their events

Next Two Concerts
December 15:   Holiday Suite Treats  Stories and Santa, holiday music sing-along, children's ballet troupe and handbell ringers.  ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, Islamorada
January 19:   Super Heroes & Space Wars. Cartoon capers & fright night, Broadway & movie favorites, Beatles & classic rock.   ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, Islamorada

  For more information, please call Susan Bazin Middle School Band Dir. 305-453-1255 X 57380 follow us on facebook or check out our website at


More Red Carpet Party

Next Week Part 3 of the BEST EVER Key West Film Festival

Special Guest Star Tom Berenger Appearing with Critic / Commentator Joshua Rothkopf and "Brothers in Arms"Director / Co-Producer Paul Sanchez

One of the Annual Highlight Events "Critics Panel Q&A"

The Annual Awards Ceremony


WWW.KWLS.ORG 305-293-9291
Literary Walking Tours 10am & 4:30PM Saturdays

Inspired by David A. Kaufelt's original literary walking tour, the leisurely stroll through downtown Key West features the former homes and favorite haunts of some of our most well-known writers, including Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein and Elizabeth Bishop, as well as our lesser-known local talent.

Tours begin at the Key West Public Library, 700 Fleming Street (between Elizabeth and William streets), and last approximately 90 minutes. Cost is $30 per person. (Discounted rates available for current teachers, librarians, and students with valid ID.) Click Link for Additional Info :

  The Dec 3rd. Issue will have the 2019 Emerging Writer Awards

More Super Boat Next Week in the December 3rd Issue


WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300

Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
However due to the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend (  Animal Farm on Sun. 11/25 will be Closed) 

Sheriff Ramsay with his Good Friend John Dick in Marathon

Celebrating Retired Sheriff Rick Roth's 80th Birthday party with Retired Sheriff Bill Cameron, Retired Colonel Bill McDonald and Retired Sheriff Rick Roth.


 From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603. 

  . Next Luncheon is actually the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner Dec 5th. at KW Beach Side Marriott 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.. 

 Next Mixer : Dec. 12th. Speak Easy Inn & Rum Bar 1117 Duval Street
"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.  



"Photos of the Week" by Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow

(Bottom L)The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Recently donated $10,000 to the relief efforts in the Florida Panhandle due to the recent Hurricane damage.
Receiving the money at a Mallory Square promotion are Jim Gilleran, 801 Cabaret Bar, Dianna Sutton, CEO of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, Jill and Jeff Burnham of the Burnham Foundation, and Jack Smith and Kim Works of Pirate Radio. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Bottom R) Mark Lenkner, Kevin Wood (Woody) and Steve Aube congratulate each other at the conclusion of this year's record fundraising SMART RIDE from Miami to Key West to benefit South Florida AIDS organizations. Photo by Pete Arnow.

(Top Left) The Riderless Bicycle is walked to the end of this year's SMART RIDE to honor the memory of those who lost their life due to complications of AIDS. Photo by Pete Arnow
(Top R) Members of this year's highly successful SMART RIDE raise their bicycles in a salute at the end of the ride which raised a record $1,171,849 AIDS organizations. Photo by Pete Arnow




The December 3rd. Issue will have about a Dozen of their Iconic paintings and photos.
William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949)  " Billy Joel " is an  American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.  Across the 30 years of his solo career, Joel produced 33 Top 40 hits in the US, all of which he wrote himself, and three of which   ("  It's Still Rock and Roll to Me  " , "  Tell Her About It  " and   We Didn't Start the Fire  ") managed to top the charts.  He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner who has been nominated for 23 Grammy Awards. With over 150 million records sold worldwide, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time.  Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1992) and  the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999). In 2013, Joel received
 the Kennedy Center Honors, the nation's highest honor for influencing American culture through the arts.

We are offering an amazing  Fine Art Limited
 Edition Print of  Billy Joel .

" Piano Man " 
 © Brad Barket/Getty Images

Musician Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on December 18, 2014 in New York City. 
Madison Square Garden franchise Billy Joel had his 100th  lifetime and 54th  consecutive show on July 18, 2018.  The July show was part of his residency at The World's Most Famous Arena, which began in January 2014 with  Joel  playing one show per month at The Garden.   Phototographer: Brad Barket.  Presented as a limited edition, fine art print on   archival paper with a hand-torn deckled-edge.
We are currently offering " Piano Man " in two sizes:
Standard size is approx. 30" x 26" Framed - $695
Deluxe size is approx. 44" x 34"  Framed - $1095  
Limited Edition of only 50 prints, with 5 Artist's Proofs and 
5 Printer's Proofs, for a total edition of only 60 prints
Please call me at 305.294.8925 or [email protected]
 to order your Billy Joel Fine Art Print today and secure  an early edition number.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

NEXT WEEK A FEATURE ON ADELE WILLIAMS. SHE JUST STEPPED DOWN AS THEIR EDUCATION DIRECTOR.  Editors Note :  Adele was such a Pleasure to Work with ; just like the rest of their Team. I will miss her tremendously.

Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions.  Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)

Islands Imagination & Instance Florida Keys Folk Art 7/6-1/9/19 Bryan Gallery
Keys Energy Serv. :Powering Paradise for 75 Yrs. 7/27-11/26 Bumpus Gallery
Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19

Learn the art of pinhole photography in Key West Art & Historical Society workshop led by Jodell Roberts. Dates Below 

Cruise back into the 40s on the S.S. KWAHS at Key West & Historical Society's "Back In Time" Fundraiser
Get decked out in your best evening frock or dinner jacket, gussy up that uniform or swing dress, or break out those zoot and victory suits and "Cruise to the 1940's" with Key West Art & Historical Society's annual "Back In Time" fundraiser for the Custom House Museum, the island's architectural crown jewel located on 281 Front Street. The Wednesday, December 5 event begins with celebratory 5:00pm cocktails on the veranda of the Custom House followed by an elegant evening aboard the SS KWAHS from 6:30pm - 10:00pm, as the Margaritaville Resort and Marina's Grand Ballroom is transformed into an unsinkable luxury cruise liner.  
Attendees can enjoy a divine dinner, swing dancing and music by Southernmost Brass Band, a really swell silent auction, prizes for the best dressed, and presentation of this year's Scotti Merrill Preservation Award while also helping support the 127-year-old Custom House building's ongoing preservation needs. For more information, visit  KWAHS.ORG  or contact Dani Holliday at 305.295.6616 x 114. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.
Brewster Chamberlin loves stories, especially those plucked from aged papers and weathered letters that need detective-like consideration. For the last decade, he has been volunteering his talents as a research associate and archivist for Key West Art & Historical Society, helping inventory, catalogue, understand, and preserve the artistic heritage of the island.  The Society is honored to announce Chamberlin as this year's Scotti Merrill Preservation Award recipient and will celebrate him at their annual "Back In Time" fundraiser on Wednesday, December 5 from 5:00pm - 10:00pm, a festive, themed costume event that supports the building's ongoing preservation needs.

More about the Upgraded Flagler Exhibition Further Down in Section Two from KWAHS

Learn the art of pinhole photography in Key West Art & Historical Society workshop led by Jodell Roberts 
A photo made from a pinhole in a coffee can? Photographer Jodell Roberts will show you how in this Key West Art & Historical Society pinhole photography workshop at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. "The Lenseless Eye" will offer participants a new means of creative expression and image-making through one of photography's oldest methods during this workshop that takes place over two consecutive weekends: Fridays, November 30 and December 7 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays December 1, 2, 8, and 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  
"This workshop is an opportunity to experience and explore a different photographic medium, technique and vision. Pinhole photography with film (paper) is a hands-on, self-determining approach to making photographic art," says Roberts. "Being actively involved in every aspect of the photographic process empowers the creator and imbues the work with the essence of the artist."
Register now for this limited-enrollment workshop. Cost for the workshop is $150 for Society members and $165 for nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit, click 'tickets,' or call Adele Williams at 305-295-6616, extension 115.  Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. 

More Events and Exhibitions in their other Weekly Feature Section Up Shortly Including the New Look Henry Flagler and His Overseas Railroad Exhibition.


One of my Favorite Artists Michael Cheval Appeared at Wyland Galleries in Key West where he Hangs Year Round.  We Featured the Past 3 Weeks Much of His Great Art. The Dec. 3rd Issue will have a Feature on his Visit.
WWW.WYLANDGALLERYS.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998




Members' Exhibition

Sanger, XOJ, Project & Lobby Galleries
Exhibit fee: $25 per work / Artist retains 75% of sale price.

Click E-Mail Link for the Latest E-Mail Newsletter / Flyer / Blog from TSKW "Fall and Winter Classes"; from their latest E-Mail telling us about Many Events
Hundreds of Classes Scheduled ; Here are Just a Few.
Classes include Encaustics, Artisan Soap Making, Bunraku-Style Puppetry, Sitcom Writing, Watercolor Painting, Yoga and Poetry, plus classes for kids and teens, like Drawing and Beeswax Selfies...and so much more. With a day trip to Art Basel on December 7,  a Holiday Market on November 24, and the ever-popular Larry Smith Holiday concert on December 14, there's plenty of reasons to take advantage of the preseason sale! 
 You can also call 305-296-0458 or stop by The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street during normal box office hours, Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. 
Residency Potluck on the Deck Meet and Greet
( I so love these very Informal Gathering)
I take 2 or 3 shots & Then Put the Camera Down
Wednesday Nov. 28 6-8P  607 Ashe Street

(L) Lens Based Artist from Quebec Canada Isabelle Hayeur, (C) Artist Researcher from Sao Paulo Brazil Breatriz Chachamovits (R) Writer / Choreographer  from Philly, PA. Andrew Simonet 

"Look Upwards to the Sky"
As we prepare for our final push to burst through the roof - and build our long-awaited roof terrace here at The Studios - we find ourselves looking upward quite a bit lately. Whether it's the endless blue of an ocean-colored tropical sky, the stars overhead as you bicycle home at night, or a spontaneous rainbow after a mid-afternoon shower, we invite artists to consider the simple act of looking up as metaphor for a future filled with creative possibility.

**Please note: there is no need to submit an intent to exhibit for this show. However, due to the holidays, drop off and pick up dates are firm.**

Drop-Off: Fri Nov 30 & Sat Dec 1, 10am-4pm
Pick-up: Fri Dec 28 & Sat Dec 29, 10am-4pm

sponsored by Gallery on Greene
painting by Suzanna Fields, AIR

Hit LINK CLASSES for Additional Info.

Just a few of the many Classes : Nov. & Dec. : Boot Camp with Rick Worth, Slow Flow Yoga with Cricket Desmarais, Elements of Poetry with Rosalind Brackenbury, Layering in Encaustics with Cricket Desmarais, December Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Click this Link Below for additional material from one of their latest E-Mailers

Click Above Links for Event Schedule & Click LINK2 for one of the TSKW's Latest E-Mail's with Interesting Information

On view NOV 1-29 


On view NOV 1-29 XOJ GALLERY


The Nov. 19th Issue had Nice Photo Features on these 3 Exhibitions ; Click the Issue link to see  NOV. 19, 2018


More of the 38th Annual Key West Championship Next week

Emily Berg  [email protected] 305-320-0208


We'll Have Photos of  the Nov. 15 : "Dylan Thuras : Atlas Obscura" by Robin Wood
 in the Nov. 26th. Issue.

Meet and Greet and Book signing 
Keith Bland - Sacred Space. 
Dec. 2 11:00am - 1:00pm
Keith Bland will be in the store from 11am to 1pm to meet and with mingle with customers, discuss his work and sign books. 

Book Launch Celebration and Book signing
Gunna Dickson and friends of Jon McIntosh - The Catalonia Adventures of Angus  and Edmund
Wednesday, December 5th 
6:00pm - 7:30pm
A book launch party and book signing for a new book in the Angus and Edmond series; The Catalonia Adventures of Angus  and Edmund. Meet the book's author, Gunna Dickson, and its artists/illustrators. Author proceeds from the launch sales will be donated to Anne McKee Artists Fund in memory of Key West artist and gallery owner Jon McIntosh. Artists Judi Bradford, Barb Feinberg, Suellen Crowley Weaver, Karen Beauprie, Lenny Addorisio, Sherry Sweet Tewell, Pam Hobbs and Elizabeth Chamberlain, will join author Gunna Dickson for this special book release party. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.


Karen Wray
Gallery Curator
Collections Key West
6810 Front St, Key West, FL


More of  Part 14 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photographs"

Don't let his young age fool you, everyone was equally fascinated with the magical box that was quickly dubbed "the home screen" upon its arrival. The late 1940s is when color television got its start in America but it wasn't really a commercially viable option for people until the early 1950s. Even black and white televisions weren't a common sight in people homes in the mid to late 40s. Only 0.5% of households in the United States had a television in 1946, but sales started to take off as the '50s neared. By 1954 that percentage jumped to 55.7% and by 1962, 90% of the population had their very own television set at home. 

Brigitte Bardot still reigns supreme as an icon of fashion. Bardot won the world over with her charms, talent, and effortless beauty. Her look was so distinct and desirable, that designer's named clothing styles after her.  The French model, actress, and singer was the original blonde bombshell. Brigitte Bardot's style, grace, and eventually her passion for animal rights heavily influenced culture as a whole. Her hair, makeup, and fashion sense has, and continues to be emulated across the world.  Bardot even has a signature pose that many models have tried to reproduce in shoots over the years. 

This particular photograph of President John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe almost never saw the light of day. It was captured just after her performance at JFK's 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden, but photos of these two together were almost always destroyed, which is why they are so hard to come by.   They were actually photographed together many times in fact, even on this very night by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton. But according to Stoughton himself, the Secret Service confiscated all of his negatives when he was in the middle of developing them. This photograph here only survived because it was in the dryer.
Pictured here is Muhammad Ali training away in the Sir John Hotel pool in Miami back in 1961. The greatest boxer of all time began training at just 12-years old. At 18-years old, he took home a gold medal from the 1960s Summer Olympics in Rome.  Ali was representative for African pride during the 60s Civil Rights Movement. He was against the Vietnam War, refused to be conscripted into the military, and was arrested for draft evasion. and stripped of the boxing titles he earned. REDDIT
Lyra Radford is one of the Principle Writers of this "Groovy History" Feature; You will also find the additional Authors from "Groovy History" in the Link Below.

Lyra spends her days exploring all shades of history. In her writing, she covers topics ranging from the 'groovy' to the downright strange. She enjoys books, movies, and strong coffee. She also fancies herself the world's greatest air hockey player. She learned the ins and outs of writing and producing film/television at Palm Beach State and The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is currently enrolled at Arizona State University studying psychology and writing. Her work has been featured by some of the most prolific sites on the web and she is the author of the travel guide "Two-Days Exploring Haunted Key West".

The Groovy History Link
The Authors from Groovy History Link
Next Week more Photos from the 60's and 70'
Reverting back to the standard format of  Presenting Various Entertainment , Historic, Star Studded Iconic Images


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



Click WOMANKIND Link for the Latest Edition of their very Informative E-Newsletter / Blog

We are so fortunate to have two incredible professionals that have recently joined our Womankind team: our new Medical Director Dr. Kris Kennedy and Nurse Practitioner Vernadette Fisher.  Dr. Kennedy is a certified obstetrician / gynecologist and volunteer medical mission physician who brings with her decades of experience and expertise. 
Vernadette is a registered practicing nurse that hails from our sunny island and has returned home to work in women's health care.  Their combined compassion, dedication, and clarity will help you feel supported in all of your medical needs. 



Holiday Historic Inn Tours 2018 Offer Romantic Enchantments

There's No Place Like Cayo Hueso for  the Holidays

A  Positive Step's 5K Rudolph Red Nose Run 12/15 is Final SouthernMost Run of the Year

Domestic Dispute Ends in Flames / Arson Charges Possible

Woman Found Dead in Marathon

Hurricane Evacuation in the Fla. Keys "Build Out is A Myth"

A few More of the many Features in Past Issues of  The Blue Paper :  Commuter Airline to begin daly KW Route in Nov., 
"KW Students Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Test Scores, Monroe Co. Fire Rescue Teaches Kids Fire Prevention, Real Estate Scam Alert Hits the Keys, New ALL Electronic Toll on Card Sound Rd., Rebuild Florida Bus Returns to Help Home Owners with Irma Assistance, Smoke Scare Puts Jail on Temp. Lockdown, Hurricane Michael Churns Up Keys waters, Monroe Co, Emergency Manager & Asst. County Attorney, Support State During Hurricane, Bicyclist Dies on N. Roos. Blvd., 
 Name of KW Man that Died in Old Town Bicycle / Truck Collision Released, Marathon Airport Hosting FREE 75th. Anniversary Event, A Royal Retrospective "A Look Back at FF King & Queens", KW Loses Elegant & Enthusiastic Supporter in David Wolkowsky, Police seek help in Stabbing Incident, Blue Paper asks what do you think?, Blue Paper Island Voices. MCSO Seeks help in Theft Cases, Tennessee Williams Museum Nominated for Tourist Award, Coast Guard Pulls Man from Boat, and Much More..


Sunday, November 18 Jazz In The Gardens Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 5-7:30 pm,  NEW TIME
 11/25 Libby York & Dec. 2 Peter Diamond, 12/9 Scott Marischen, Dec 18 Skipper & Friends, Dec 23. Christmas Show with Larry Smith & Friends, & New Year's Eve Show Dec. 30 Pat & Deb.  ALL SHOWS ARE 5p-7p 
Sunday, November 18 Jazz In The Gardens! Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 5-7:30 pm  NEW TIME
Thursday, November 29, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, November 30, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, December 1, James King, III, 5-7pm
Sunday, 11/25 Libby York & December 2 , Jazz In The Gardens! Peter Diamond & Friends, 5-7:30 pm
Wine Class : Tuesday, Dec 11; 6-7:30 pm; RSVP 305-294-2661. $20 PP Limited seating!


The November Exhibitions Features the Paintings, Photography, Mixed Media, & Sculptures of  (L) Chef Martha Hubbard & (R) Captain Karen Luknis.


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

Get ready to celebrate coral reefs at Mote's Islamorada Ocean Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 2018, at Founders Park. Ocean Fest is a family-friendly event full of fun, crafts, games, music, food and shopping, showcasing Florida's treasured marine environment while raising funds for coral reef research and restoration. Guests are encouraged to reduce plastic waste by bringing a reusable water bottle and using the event's free water refill stations.
RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 2018 8th. Annual OceanFest.

 Link for Complete E-Mailer Just Sent Us

Mote-led initiative will restore resilient corals across 130 acres with grant announced by NFWF, NOAA and partners

The  Dec 3rd. Issue will have 2 more Features from MOTE ; and as usual we'll provide the Links to their E-Mail Campaigns . The Features will be Turtle Hatchlings and Sharks


2018 Art Garden
WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN 5210 College Rd. 305-296-1504
So Much Fun going ALL over their Gardens Looking for the Sculptures; They also provide a Map.  "

WWW.KEYSUNITEDWAY.ORG 305-735-1929  6631 Maloney Ave. #F


Allison Rich,  Sr. Library Assistant,  Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street,  Key West, FL  33040,  305-292-3595


Stores All  Over The Keys. In Key West 3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-295-6400

 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857
M-F 10a-6p, Sat. 10a-2pm, Sunday Closed 
Go to their Website and Facebook to see what animals are available for adoption PLUS Further Toward the End of this Issue are a few Pics of Adoption Dogs and Cats. ALSO ; A fast note with more info. next week and on their Website / Facebook Pages : Pet Pics with Santa in Marathon Dec. 5th. at Keys Animal Hospital 11425 OverSeas Hwy.

Our 5th Annual Parade of Paws is here! Join us for this family & dog friendly event. There will be a dog parade starting promptly at 10am where all in the community are welcome to parade their pups (costumes encouraged!) followed by a Holiday Bazaar where local vendors will showcase their businesses. This is the perfect place to get some last minute holiday shopping done! 

Interested in being a vendor? We have 30+ spots for local vendors to sell their goods to a crowd of 300+ attendees. For more information and applications please contact Tiffany at [email protected] or at (305) 294-4857.  We will see you there!!  This event had to be edited go to their Facebook Page for additional material.

End of Year Notes from their Director Tammy Fox at the Very End of this Issue

The Key West Wildlife Center 1801 White St. 
305-292-1008 (also their Wildlife Rescue #)

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241
The December 3rd Issue will Feature Art from the Exhibition Just Opened




WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Curator [email protected]


 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

The Dec 3rd Issue will start a Multi-Part / Multi Week Featuring the Artists of the Guild Hall Gallery  Here are just Two
"Sisters" by Sonia Robinson  16X 20 Acrylic on Canvas

"Almost Home"  by Lynne Fischer 11 X 14 Giclee on Canvas

ALSO FOR Last Season's 6 Part Feature on the artists of Guild Hall..
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2  April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14  and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue


WWW.KWLS.ORG 717 Love Lane 305-293-9291



Nov. 29, 2018 MasterWorks I . at Glynn R. Archer Center for the Performing Arts 7:30. 2100 Flagler Ave. Under the Brilliant Direction of Jacqueline Lorber President and Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso. Click TICKET Link
BARBER Essay No. 1, Opus 12.  BEETHOVEN Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin. DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 From the New World

WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433


(Formerly Called FAVOR)


Part 2
Season Opening Group Show Exhibition at the Frangipani Gallery. Exhibition will hang at least until the end of November.

Mermaids Lamp by K.T. Timberlake

Headshots by Susann D'Antonio Friday December 7 at Frangipani Gallery

New work by Susann D'Antonio will be presented at Frangipani Gallery's opening exhibit on December 7th during the First Friday Upper Duval Art Walk.  This show is strictly for the birds as it is a collection of encaustic mixed media paintings portraying all types of common and exotic birds.  The paintings spotlight the bird's head only, suggesting an actor's photo portfolio.  Local favorite, the rooster, is center stage with other locals in the wings, the ibis, heron, pelican.  Other members of the cast have walk on parts, the peacock, parrots, the magnificent frigate.  Stage left are a supporting cast of fat little chick sculptures as the stand ins for the  main cast.  Join us for this fun birds-eye view and perhaps one of the birds will fly the coop with you. The curtain call for the show will be the end of December.

Grey Heron


Heart (Encaustic)


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 

[email protected] 305-440-059



Harrison Gallery
WWW.HARRISON-GALLERY.COM 825 White St. 305-294-0609   The Season Finale Exhibition "Springtime in Key West"


Nov. 19th. NOV. 19, 2018
Nov. 12th. 
 PT. 1 OCT 22, 2018 
 PT. 2 OCT 22, 2018
September 24 :
September 17 :
To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
September 10
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3


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 [email protected]. 


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

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
Also Here is my Facebook Page :


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "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.  


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 

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


Here are the Links to the Last 4 Photo Galleries



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

Due to my Extensive Coverage of the Super Boat International Races and The Key West Film Festival the Last Two Weeks; a few Date Sensitive Features were not inserted.. I did want to get this in.

Marine Corps to Marine Science; 
FKCC President Dr.Jonathan Gueverra Salutes Ledbetter: Veteran, Student, and Underwater Photographer

"This Veterans Day, I encourage all to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that our service members bear for all Americans and for the principles of democracy.  Our heroes continue to serve in a variety of ways that benefit our communities.  I salute all of our veterans as well as current servicemen and women.  I express my sincerest thanks to them and their families for their dedication and commitment, and for their continued service to protect our freedom. 

The Florida Keys and the College have indeed benefitted from the contributions of many veterans over the years.  Each one deserves special recognition.  Today, I salute one particular local individual: Colonel Hunter Ledbetter, marine science and diving student, underwater photographer, and 31-year Marine Corps Veteran.

Long before Ledbetter became "Key West Photog" capturing breathtaking images of underwater marvels, he was dedicated to protecting our country.  Coming from a long family history of military service dating back to the Revolutionary War (his mother was a Naval flight surgeon and his late father was an Electrician's Mate First Class in the Coast Guard), Ledbetter continued the tradition by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1982. 

He rose to the rank of Colonel and was a Communications Officer before transitioning to dual careers in the Marine Reserves and in the government sector.  Ledbetter served in the Gulf War and completed multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Equipped with a master's degree in Russian literature, he held positions with the Office of Naval Intelligence, the State Department, and U.S. Central Command. 

Upon his retirement in 2013, Ledbetter turned his "dive and fish" condo in Key West into his home and his hobby of underwater photography into a business. He began taking classes at FKCC using his G.I. Bill benefits.  Initially, he was drawn to classes that were practical for his business, and helped him earn his captain's license and scuba certification.  But it was a chance encounter with a tiny Caribbean Reef Octopus mother in the College's Dive Training Lagoon that broadened his interest and coursework in marine science.  With support from FKCC faculty, he set out on a mission to chronicle and photograph the "octo-mama's" journey from the painstaking hanging and care for dozens of eggs to the hatching of the pea-sized baby octopuses and ultimately her death-a sequence of events rarely seen or documented in the wild.  Since then, Ledbetter has logged many hours underwater to document three more mother octopuses in the Lagoon-one of which is still brooding. The amazing images he has captured have earned rave reviews and viral sharing on social media.  Perhaps more importantly, his work is inspiring more research opportunities at FKCC to learn more about the elusive sea creature. 

In December, Ledbetter will graduate from FKCC with degrees in Marine Environmental Technology and Diving Business and Technology-to go along with certificates he already earned in research diving and dive instruction.  He plans to remain an active member in the FKCC family-as an underwater photography instructor or as a volunteer to continue the octopus research he started.

It is with great honor that on this Veterans Day 2018, FKCC and I salute Marine Corps Colonel Hunter Ledbetter.  Thank you for your continuous service to our country, state, and community.  May such service, achievements, and generosity serve as an inspiration for all." 


WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd. 305-294-5531

Here are the 3 Major Features from their Latest "The Pulse" I don't have the URL Link ; so I will simply Link the Pages from these Features
Click the Verbiage Above to go to the Page for Information; & That Page will also give you options for other Materials from LKMC




Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

WWW.SANCTUARYFRIEDNS.ORG  55500 Overseas Hwy. Marathon 305-289-2288



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


Michael and Heather Barnes at Manga-Manga send regards
900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Sit Inside Or Sit Outside on their Spacious Patio
Editor's Note : I look forward to taking some new Pics of some of the Chef's Creations as they come out of the Kitchen; and insert them shortly in their ad.. ALSO
Every Year Michael and Heather help out many of the Non-Profit Organizations by Hosting Dinner Parties. These Dinner Parties are Promoted by Mangia-Mangia and the Different Non-Profit Groups.  Michael and Heather wIll GIVE BACK 20% of the Bill to the Non-Profit Organization.  ALSO you don't have to be a member of the organization to attend; simply show up and sit with the Members; and once again 20% of your Bill will be GIVEN BACK to the Non-Profit Organization. Right now there are Evening Dates still available ; Call Heather at Mangia-Mangia
These are the non-prof's we are hosting 20% so far, and want any interested to email us at
It's been a busy last few months with the Non-Profit Dinners in Sept. & Oct. Here is what they have so far for the next 2 months; great dates still available

Dec. 6 Wesley House & Lighted Bike Parade


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
   Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.
Nov 28
Kingston Trio Legacy Tour
Jefferson Starship

John Waters December 16

Dec 7th: Paula Poundstone
With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country's pre-eminent comedians. She improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in...

For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7

Christmas Rocks 12/15 with Joe Tripp & Destin Montgomery

The Sunday Ramble Concert 1/6

The Wailers 1/10


TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at

(R) The Smallest Band in Key West Jan. 10 for more info

  For More Info WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 305-985-0433



Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; 
For the November Issue Just Released

Just a Few of the Features in the November 2018 "Keys Traveler" : International Sand Art Competition to Bring MASTER Sculptures to KW Nov. 21-25, SuperBoat Int. Races Nov.4-11, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary & the $ National Wildlife Refuges Protects The Keys, Scenic Key Largo Bridge Run Returns Nov. 10th., Relax and Renew with Keys PaddleBoard Yoga

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing




(L) At VIRGILIO's on Tuesday November 27th@9pm: 
skipper's League of Crafty Musicians' series presents the rocking'/classic/nostalgic sounds of Chris Thomas, Marty Stonley  & skippo. Fronting the band, on acoustic guitar, keyboards, and lead vocals, is Chris Thomas. skippo is on the drums of passion,and Marty Stonely is our special guest, with his fiercely inventive sax & flute solos. Songlist includes current hits,& the classic pop/rock music of the 60's/70's, 80's. Virgilio's is on Appelrouth Lane, but it is 524 Duval, [ the back portion of La Trat  restaurant].

(R)  Making their debut performance at Viva's, on November 30th, from 7-10 pm, the ultra-creative trio ensemble [of the CRZBs music family-],  'the CRZBs Consort BassLess Trio' will be featured, with the unique guitar stylings of Chris Burchard, the virtuosity of Mark Rose on flutes & saxes, & skippo on percussive colours.  They will skillfully provide the sonic background for evening  dining/drinking at this famed 903 Duval st., outdoor entertainment emporium.  Music will range from Pat Metheny style jazzy Brazilian originals, to fusion, & American songbook standards. This blended music & the wonderful outdoor patio right at the edge of the  Duval buzz, will make for a memorable last evening of November.  Call 414-8947 for more info.

ALSO : "Carmen by Request : A Musical Journey" 11/16 & 17
WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

With Bells On 12/11-1/5, Short Attention Span Theatre 1/15-2/9, Tenderly The Rosemary Clooney Musical 2/19-3/16, Meteor Shower 3/23-4/20


check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season.. Click Website Link

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


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"Hampton's Art & Culture" in the Next few Issues will be back to Featuring Greater Detail in this Section. Featuring Greater Information from Below Venues..Of course ; click any of the Links and you'll be at their sites.

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.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak

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Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 [email protected] 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933  [email protected]


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Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 2019 
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Weekly Drawing Sessions with Annamarie Giordano at Fort East Martello Museum

Select your medium of choice and join acclaimed artist Annamarie Giordano, pictured right, in Life Drawing sessions on Tuesdays starting November 6 through December 11 at Fort East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Her three-hour workshops are held in the Museum's "White Room," a place where folk artist Mario Sanchez once created art, accessed through the parade grounds behind the Fort. Classes feature nude models in short and long poses and are open to all levels; sessions are $25 for members and $30 for non-members, paid in class. For more information, contact Director of Education Adele Williams at 305-295-6616 x 115. Some materials will be available on site for purchase if needed.
Artist and Vendor Call for Holiday Concert & Bazaar at the Custom House Museum
Jewelry makers, food-crafters, artists, and alchemists of all imaginings are invited to contact Key West Art & Historical Society Event Coordinator Dani Holliday at [email protected]or 305-295-6616 ext 114 for opportunities to show and sell their creations at the upcoming Holiday Concert & Bazaar, Wednesday, December 19, from 5p.m. to 9p.m. at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The annual spectacular, which features many of the Keys finest artisans, musicians and choirs, and  a dazzling holiday light show, attracts many hundreds of happy revelers each year who come to shop and enjoy food, libations, and holiday cheer with friends and neighbors. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

  Key West Art & Historical Society invites public to embark on a virtual journey aboard Flagler's Overseas Railway 
A year after Key West Art & Historical Society unveiled a newly renovated "Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway" permanent exhibit at the Custom House Museum, its virtual counterpart is now available to researchers, students, historians, history buffs, and Flagler fans all over the world.  The Society's new online exhibit, "Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway Timeline," is a multi-media experience created by Annette Liggett, Brewster Chamberlin, and Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. that details the construction process of the engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West in 1912. Visit to explore the "Eight Wonder of the World," and check back for additional related online features and downloadable curriculum that will be launched over the coming six months. Supported by a grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.  Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island. (Image Courtesy KWAHS)
 Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series presents local folk artist Wayne Garcia: storytelling through intaglio
On Thursday, December 6 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes local folk artist Wayne Garcia to the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, where he will discuss the techniques and inspiration for his colorful, bas-relief wood carvings that depict the vivid particulars and street scenes of the third generation Cuban-American's childhood.
The Key West native learned the techniques of carving on wood from watching legendary folk artists Mario Sanchez and Papito Suarez, using  many of the tools, substrates, and methods they utilized: standard wood chisels purchased at the hardwood store, a rubber or wood mallet, and small pieces of pointy glass to smooth out the images, get into small corners, and scrape the pine, mahogany, or cedar after carving instead of using sandpaper.



by Alyson Crean

(Botton L) City Manager Jim Scholl, during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, had the opportunity to welcome actor Tom Berenger to Key West and present him with a City challenge coin.
Berenger, whose extensive film career includes an Oscar nomination as well as several Golden Globe and Emmy awards, is in town for the Key West Film Festival. He was also welcomed by two mayors  emeritus - Craig Cates and Dennis Wardlow as well as newly elected Mayor Teri Johnston.  
In the photo: City Manager Jim Scholl, Mayor Teri Johnston, actor Tom Berenger, Mayors  Emeritus Craig Cates and Dennis Wardlow.

((Top Right) Key West Police Chief Donie Lee, in what was his final swearing in of a new officer, welcomes Officer Chase Percel to the Department. Officer Percel is originally from Colorado, and comes to the police department from the Navy.
Now that the Truman Waterfront Park is open and Key West is entering its busy event season, the Key West Police Department wants to remind the community that the FAA has very strict restrictions against flying drones over the island.
Due to safety concerns regarding the airport and military operations, any drone operation in Key West air space must be permitted by the FAA. Drone operation is strictly prohibited over or near military installations; operators can be fined and drones confiscated for single offenses. 

City Manager Jim Scholl commended the City's utilities professionals for a recent honor they received for going above and beyond the call of duty during Hurricane Irma.
Operators of Key West's wastewater treatment plan received the Water Environmental Federation's Water Heroes Award. The plant is operated by OMI, a division of the Jacobs Corp.
"Our staff stayed behind for the hurricane," said Scholl. "Everything went find until the generator failed. They were able to effect emergency repairs and keep things up and running to provide critical wastewater and storm water services to protect our property and our environment."
The Water Heroes Award was first presented to a team in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina in 2012. It recognizes individuals or municipalities who performed duties above and beyond the usual call of duty during an emergency situation. The Water Environmental Federation is a 35,000-member group of water quality professionals around the world.
The Key West wastewater plant has a generator to keep it running when the power is out, as was the case when Hurricane Irma hit the Keys in September of 2017. When that generator failed, the staff, said OMI's Oliver Kofoid, worked very hard to get it up and running again.
"I liken it to the Titanic," said Kofoid. "If you're there, that's the one place you don't want to sink. We worked extra hard."
Their efforts kept the plant running for the several days it took to restore power.
In the photo: City Manager Jim Scholl, OMI Plant Manager John Bartelmo, Key West Utilities Director John Paul Castro, and OMI's Pam Phelps and Oliver Kofoid.







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Note from our Director:
Each year in November we are provided an opportunity to reflect upon and express what we are grateful for in celebration of Thanksgiving.  Serving the Florida Keys SPCA as executive director reminds me every day:
        Every morning I step into the shelter and see the volunteers dedicating their free time to caring for our homeless animals through walks, cuddles and hard work cleaning cages -- for each and every one, I am grateful.
       Throughout the day as I see our staff responding to a fearful dog or cat that was just surrendered by their owner with extra care, gentle touches and soft voices to gain their trust, I am grateful.
        When I hear our staff share compassion with a concerned pet owner about options for an aging or ill pet, I am grateful.
       As I open the mail from supporters and receive gifts that directly impact our lifesaving mission and enrich the lives of the animals we care for; I am grateful.
        Each time our animal control officers are able to save the life of a mistreated animal and give them a second chance at finding the loving home they deserve, I am grateful.
Most of all, I am grateful for the opportunity to share my commitment to make a difference in the lives of animals with my visionary board members and each and every individual I've listed here. You are all heroes and partners in our lifesaving mission and I am honored to grow the FKSPCA with you. Tammy Fox, Executive Director

                • Thanks for reading The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends. Thanks to All the Contributing Editors & Organizations for the Excellent Materials. If you have Materials that you want to share with our Readers. Send to [email protected] Have a Great Week; Ed