The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
Nov. 5, 2018

Check out this pair of tough guys. It's award-winning actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in a publicity still for 'The Godfather II' back in 1974.  The sequel which proved there can be exceptions to the sequel inferiority rule is The Godfather II. Although it serves as a sequel and prequel with parallel storylines. One picking up with the 1958 story of Michael Corleone (Pacino) protecting the family business after an attempt on his life. The prequel portion depicts his father's journey, Vito Corleone (De Niro), from his childhood to the founding of the Corleone enterprise.
PART 11 of The Groovy History " A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photos"

Chief Donie Lee after Years of Brilliant Service to Key West is Retiring ; Sad News for Us but Great that Chief Lee can enjoy a more leisurely Life ; although we know he will Always be Helping Us...HOWEVER ; GREAT NEWS that an Equally Talented and Also So Nice New Chief Sean Brandenburg will be leading the Troops. (More Below)

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

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra  Starts their 2018 / 2019 Season on November 29th with Angelo Xiang Yu (More Below)

Part 2 : The 2018 WomanKind BraZaar Fundraiser (More Below)

AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshop starts Up Again at Fort East Martello (More Below)

Pt. 3 of our On-Line Photographic Feature "Old Items that are No Longer Produced and Probably Forgotten"

"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...
You Go Girl
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

Pt. 3 of Our On-Line Photo Exhibition "Clever Graffiti" 
"Elements in Poetry" by Rosalind Brackenbury Sat. & Sun. 11/17 & 18 10a-2p
"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 

WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM NOV. 14-18. The Oct. 29th. & This Issue has  Lead Features on the 2018 KWFF Launch Kick Off Event at Mangoes. An Amazing Line Up of Films Were Announced for the 2018 KWFF (Must Attend)

Super Boat International 38th. Annual Key West Championship Nov.4-11 Truman Waterfront (More Below) Truly a Great Experience for All  Ages; every Seat on the WaterFront is Great and an Awesome experience walking around the Dry Docks; where you get right up to Boats and Crews.
One of Our Favorite Artists Michael Cheval in Town 11/16-18 Wyland Galleries (More Below)
"Fourth of July" 10 X 14 Intaglio

Part 3 The Current Andy Thurber Exhibition at Gallery on Greene

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

"Chapman Lane" by Deborah J. Moore
Group Show from the Artists of the Frangipani Gallery  (More Below)
The Key West Coffee Mill Young Dance Collective
 takes the stage Friday November 16th and Saturday the 17th for their fourth annual concert at Tennessee Williams Theatre.
FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra presents Debbie Leonard, Director of the President's Office, with a "Diploma of Retirement" in recognition of her 28 years of service.  (More Below in the FKCC Weekly Section)
Scenie Key Largo Bridge Run Returns Nov. 10
Int. Sand Art Competition to Bring Master Sculptures to KW at the Casa Marina Hotel Nov. 21-25
  WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The TDC's "Keys Traveler" Monthly On-Line Publication. Their November Issue is Out.  Go to their Weekly Section to Read All the Features.

Skipper Kripitz and Friends Playing at Virgilios and Blue Heaven (More Below)

MCSO's Sheriff Rick Ramsay talks to Marathon Realtors. Two Main Topics "Real Estate Scams" & "Self Defense for Realtors Showing Properties Solo". (More Below)
Make an Informed Decision ; In this Issue Important Links to : My Sept. 24 Issue with Coverage & Pics of the Last Hometown Event Featuring ALL The Candidates, Links to Hometown & The Monroe County Board of Elections Websites.
Sean P. Callahan Has a Reception (11/10) for his Latest Exhibition "The Bear Show" at Dog Tired Studio on 1011 Whitehead St. (More Below)


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7955 Each Week.  In this Issue ; November 5, 2018 : Super Boat International 11/4-11, Part 11 Groovy History's "A Look Back at the 60's and 70's Through Photos", Key West Film Festival 11/14-18, KW Police Chief Donie Lee Retires & Captain Sean Brandenburg is the New KW Police Chief, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Contributing Editor Peter Arnow, WomaKind's 2018 BraZaar"
, South Florida Symphony Orchestra Opens Season 11/29, AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello, Pt. 3 "Old Items that are not Made Anymore and Probably Forgotten", Michael Cheval at Wyland Galleries 11/16-18, Our New Look TSKW & KWAHS Sections, Pt.3 Our On-Line Photo Exhibition "Clever Graffiti",  Artisan Market Now at Higgs Beach 11/4 10a-2p, Pt. 3 Andy Thurber Exhibition at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene ,
MCSO's Sheriff Rick Ramsay and the Troops are Everywhere Helping Out,  WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM  has Many Local News Stories/Photos & Videos, WWW.VFWPOST3911.ORG  , KWAHS & Jodell Roberts "Pinhole Photography Workshops" 11/30 & 12/7, Group Show at Frangipani Gallery, WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM  Many Photo Galleries and Extensive Calendar of Events, KW Coffee Mille Young Collective Dancers 11/16 & 17 at TWT, FKCC's President Jonathan Gueverra Honors Debbie Leonard for 27 Years of Service, Skipper Krippitz Gigs, WWW.FLA-KEYS.ORG  Nov. "Keys Traveler",  
WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM  along with my Sept. 24 Issue Link-and Monroe Co. Board of Elections  WWW.KEYS-ELECTIONS.ORG  gives you MUCH INFORMATION for this Tuesday, Sean P. Callahan Presents "The Bear Show" at His Gallery - Reception 11/10, 11/4 "Colleagues of Faith" Inter-Faith Gathering  
Invite You to Come Together for The Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, 
Mangia-Mangia Non- Profit Organization Dinners,
KW Author Carrie Jo Howe "Island Life Sentence", Reef Relief-MOTE-Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Fla. Keys, Adam Scott Rote in Town for his Fantasy Fest Exhibition at The Key West Gallery Next Up 11/8-11 D. Arthur & Lisa Wilson, Pulp Crime Fiction Novelist Jonathan Woods, Marc House Plant Store Selling Christmas Trees, Conch Pride Flag, Fringe Theatre Presents the KW Drama Club's "The Crucible" 11/7, "Preserve Island Life", Keys Community Band, KWBG's Next Luncheon 11/7 & Mixer 11/14, Zazoo Art & Photo Gallery, Karen Wray's Collections Art Gallery Welcomes Will Fernandez, Jorge de la Torriente, WWW.KEYSLIBRARIES.ORG ,
Fla. Keys Council of the Arts Just Opened their Annual Winter Members Show "Navigating the Waters", FKSPCA & KW Rotary Club's "Wining for the Animals" Wine Tasting Event 11/9,
KW Wildlife Ctr., Key West Theater Many Outstanding Concerts and Events, Our Weekly "Theatre" & Hampton's Arts & Culture Sections, Tennessee Williams Museum, KW Art Center & Guild Hall Gallery, 
Last Stand ; Protecting the Keys, Past Issue Links, Bingo on the USCGC Ingham Museum Wednesdays, Bayview Park Green Market Thursdays, LKMC "The Pulse" On-Line NewsLetter Link, Truman Little White House, Q-Magazine, SouthernMost Coconut Castaways, 
WWW.CFFK.ORG, WWW.KWLS.ORG , KWAHS's "Distinguished Speaker Series Next : 11/8 with Snow Philip Architectural Heritage, Island Cook of KW, & More


Pt. 3 Our Photographic Feature On "Clever Graffiti" 

Part 1 of 2
The 3rd Section from this Feature in this Issue will have Information on this Annual Event
This Group is Absolutely Fantastic ; Featuring Leda Naomi Andrews "The Southwest Shimmies".
 The Dancers are Leda Naomi Andrews, Judith Cisneros, 
Carrie Roth Green, Zurima Cisneros, and Jenna Lademan

This Group "The Solid Gold Dancers" are also Absolutely Fantastic Featuring Kyla Piscopink , Kimberly Martin Bryant, & will get the other name for Part 3 of this Feature in the Nov. 12th. Issue 

"Be Amamazing" by Pamela Johnson 36C

More BraZaar Up Next

Many Readers have commented that they are really enjoying this Multi-Part /Week Feature ; here are the Links to the First 10 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 
Groovy History and Writers Credits and Links at the end of the Three Parts in this Issue
Pictured here are Adam West and Burt Ward paling around while working on the set of Batman. Which believe it or not, actually became a somewhat rare sight after the two had worked together for a while.    It seemed a battle of epic proportions centered around the male ego was soon at play on a regular basis. Mostly on Ward's end though...
Ward felt like he was a sidekick in real life, he felt he was underpaid and not treated equally to his co-star Adam West. He also claimed the rest of the cast was awarded more luxuries than he was.
The 'Thunderbirds' British sci-fi TV show comprised of 32 episodes and was on between 1964 and 1966. It was produced using a form of electronic marionette puppetry (dubbed "Supermarionation") combined with scale model special effects sequences. The show was set in the mid-2060s and was a follow-up to the earlier Supermarionation productions Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5, and Stingray.
The central story surrounds the exploits of ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, (founder of a life-saving organization called International Rescue), and his five adult sons, who pilot the Thunderbird machines. The Thunderbird machines are an awesome, technologically-advanced fleet for land, sea, air, and space rescue crafts. 
The Lennon Sisters are vocal group initially consisting of four sisters Dianne Barbara (a.k.a. DeeDee), Peggy (Margaret Anne), Kathy (Kathleen Mary), and Janet Elizabeth. The Lennon Sisters appeared regularly on The Lawrence Welk Show, for thirteen years, from 1955 - 1968. 
While the original quartet was composed of the four eldest sisters, younger sister Mimi replaced Peggy upon her retirement in 1999. Dianne has also since retired. The current line-up of the Lennon Sisters is now a trio consisting of Mimi, Janet, and Kathy. They still tour around the country.
Here's a still photo of Harrison Ford as Deckard In Blade Runner, this is arguably one of his best roles (certainly in his top five). The 1982 neo-noir science fiction film was directed by Ridley Scott and is a loose adaptation of the 1968 novel by Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  Set in 2019, in a dystopian Los Angeles, the film depicts a future in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bioengineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. Burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Ford) is tasked with hunting down a group of escaped replicants. During his investigations, Deckard meets Rachael, an advanced replicant who causes him to question his work.
This is one science fiction film that has had a significant impact on the genre as a whole. It's influenced many science fiction films, video games, anime, and television series. It won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Up Next Frank Sinatra, Michael Douglas , Karl Malden, Cheryl Tiegs, & Howdy Doody
Colleagues of faith - 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1pm, in the front courtyard of Congregation B'Nai Zion (750 United St, Key West) 
We will be hosting an Interfaith Gathering to mourn the deaths in Pittsburgh, stand united against antisemitism, and share prayers for a better future.   
I will be meeting with representatives of the Congregation in the next few days to craft the gathering. I will also issue press releases about it. 

Pending further developments, my vision is to begin with the traditional prayer for the dead, the Mourner's Kaddish, followed by short statements expressing our unity in standing against antisemitism, one or two appropriate readings/responsive readings,  then prayers for the better future, and (if someone else can lead it) an appropriate song and circle of community.  
There might be an after-gathering chance for people to sign onto the Not in Our Town pledge. 
I would be glad to have partners from IMA in crafting all of this.  
Please share the information about this community gathering with your faith communities.  Dr. Becker
 WWW.JEWISHPGH.ORG  412-681-8000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213
Part 3 of  a Multi-Week / Part Photo Feature "Old Items that are NO LONGER AROUND and Perhaps Forgotten"

More Next Week

Next Week's Issue Nov. 12; Will have Pt. 3 of The Brilliant Art of Michael Cheval in Celebration of his Nov.16 - 18th. Appearance at Wyland Galleries in Key West  
WWW.WYLANDGALLERYS.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
His Works Hang Year Round.


Key West Resident & Famous Author Carrie Jo Howe


Peg Savage has contractually agreed to move to Key West, Florida. The smudged signatures on the damp cocktail napkin are irrefutable proof. 
"An adventure..." her husband Clark says.  
Peg can't swim; she's afraid of bridges (there are 42 of them); and she doesn't want to leave her friends. However, after a bottle of Cabernet, a move from Chicago to the southernmost city in the United States seems like the best decision ever.

But now Clark has taken a long term job in Cuba and she's on her own.
Neither her dog Nipper, nor the ghosts in the attic, offer up any good advice. But how hard can it be living in paradise?  
Peg dives into island life but the more effort she makes, the wider her wake of catastrophes. She is tortured by a paddle board, a giant poisonous toad, the local Conservation group, and the patron saint of hurricanes. Not to mention the persistent sweat rash under her left breast. 
A tropical depression descends on the island - one that can't be cured with medication. Peg must gather her strength if she has any hope of surviving the storm.  


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

"Apache Warrior" 14 X 20  WaterColor

Sandy Hill Crane  11 X 14 Oil on Canvas

Captain Tony's  16 X 12 WaterColor
Up Shortly More of the Andy Thurber Reception and Exhibition at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene 


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 visit  The Key West Gallery; and view WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM  &

The Nov. 12th Issue will have many additional Photos from the Adam Scott Rote Wedding at The Key West Gallery as well as many Additional Great Paintings of His
Bill Mack and Gary Welton were also in town last week at The Key West Gallery and will try to get some photos of their appearances in the Nov. 12th. Issue..Gary and Bill ; so sorry I missed you guys was out of town....Let's Catch up next time 

Meet D. Arthur and Lisa Wilson
November 8-11, 2018
Watch D. Arthur Wilson paint and sculpt in the gallery
and meet the artists while viewing
their newest originals and limited editions. 
RSVP today 305- 292-9339 or
at Key West Gallery


WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 305-296-6166
38th. Annual Key West World Championship Nov. 4-11 Truman Waterfront. Go to their Website for Race Days & Times. Of Course; you also have access all week to the Dry Dock Grounds; where you can get right next to the Boats and Meet the Crews.

10 SMOKIN TUNA SALON  Driver Tony Marcantonio Dover, Ohio. Throttles Frank Sarro Satelite Beach Fl. 

5 WHM MOTORSPORTS Driver Billy Mauff East Setauket, NY. Throttles Jay Mueller Saddle River, NJ

3 CMS  Driver Bob Bull Macks Creek, Mo.. Throttles Randy Scism STL. Mo..

77 LUCAS OIL SILVERHOOK Driver : Jay Johnson Scottsdale Az., Throttles : Nigel Hook San Diego

29 BUY THE KEYS Driver Danny Ramirez Key West, Throttles Chris Flood Pembroke Pines

S-19 FJ PROPELLER Driver Jimmie Harrison FTL, Throttles Gary Balloughs Boca Raton

P3- HALCYON CONNECT Driver Miles Dobson Teddington UK, Throttles James Sheppard Leatherhead UK

13 STIHL Driver Jake Noble Orlando, Throttles Grant Bruggerman Brandenton

  1 AMH CONSTRUCTION-INSTIGATOR  Driver : Aaron Hope Groveland Florida  Throttles John Stanch Westmount NJ

113 MISS GEICO Driver James Sheppard UK, Throttles Steve Cutis Orlando

P4-027 JRJ CONSTRUCTION / TEAM WOODY Driver Billy Shipley Azle Tx, Chad Woody Mt. Pleasant Tx
Part 2 Up Shortly

Jonathan Woods Pulp Crime Fiction Author

Pulp crime fiction writer Jonathan Woods, a former Key West resident, will be returning to the scene of the crime, Key West, to read and sign copies of his newest crime novel
Kiss the Devil Goodnight.   The book reading and signing will be held at Key West Island Bookstore, 513 ½ Fleming Street in old Key West on Thursday, November 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Jonathan, a former artist member of the Studios of Key West, was an attorney for a high tech company in his former life-and is now a recovering attorney. He started writing seriously in 2002 and his first book, Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem was published in 2010. The book won a 2011 Spinetingler Award for best crime short story collection. Subsequent books, launched in Key West, are A Death in Mexico and Phone Call from Hell and Other Tales of the Damned.

Besides writing crime stories, Jonathan collaborated with Key West film auteur Quincy Perkins on the writing and production of a 24-minute neo-noir film called Swingers Anonymous, based on Jonathan's short story of the same title appearing in the crime story anthology Dallas Noir (Akashic Books, Brooklyn). The film premiered at the Key West Film Festival and went on to screen at festivals in Miami, New York, L.A., San Antonio and the Cannes Film Festival in France.


GREAT NEWS Sean P. Callahan's DOG TIRED STUDIO on Sat. Nov. 10th. starting 1pm ; will have a Reception for his Latest Exhibition "The Bear Show"

We'll be covering the Nov. 10th Reception and will feature the photos of the artists and their followers and will have some of their paintings in the Nov. 12th. Issue.


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG Plaint Store 1401 Seminary St. 9a-7p
305-296-9556.. They now have Christmas Trees.

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



"Photos of the Week" from Executive contributing Editor Peter Arnow

Christopher Peterson opened this year's Headdress Ball with a brilliant series of impersonations. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Key West Film Festival's Quincy Perkins and Brooke Christian hosted a preview reception for the festival at Mango's Restaurant.  The film showings open November 14. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Randal Lail wowed the Headdress Ball audience with his marvelous creation of Candyland. Photo by Pete Arnow.

Peter Arnow's Photos can also be found In Konk Life


Fringe Theater Presents a Free Staged Reading of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"  Nov. 7 at Old City Hall.  Performed by the Key West High School Drama Club Under the Dir. of Juliet Grey.
Donations at the Door to Help the KW High School Drama Club

WWW.KEYWESTGARDENCLUB.COM 1100 Atlantic Blvd. 305-294-3210 
Our meetings are free and open to the public. For further information contact Jane Tiedeman at 305-923-3820.

City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Grow Your Own!
October is planting season in the Keys.  Plan out your winter garden now by checking out the Extension Service's  Master Gardener Handbook.   If you don't have the space, check out a plot at the GLEE Community Garden:

DUE TO SPACE & TIME CONSTRAINTS ; Please go to above FB site for way more information from this awesome dept. at The City of Key West; Here is also the LINK for their events

Keys Community Concert Band  LOOKING FOR MUSICIANS!
KCCB Band performs free outdoor Pops-in-the-Park concerts once a month, November through April each year.  Weekly rehearsals begAn Monday October 22 at Key Largo School 104801 Overseas Hwy 7:00-8:30 PM  Even if you haven't played for some time, we welcome you!  Great players...Easy-going atmosphere...And tons of fun!   Just show up with your instrument (or we can lend you one).  For more information, please call Susan Bazin at 305-451-4530.
Next week's Issue will Feature their 2018 / 2019 Concert Schedule


Part 2 in  this Issue 2018 "Womankind BraZaar"

"Full House" Created by Catherine Bouquet. ModEled by Danilea Baswell Size38  Accessories : Hat , Gloves,Bow Tie, Stick , TuTu.
Perked by Cool Sculpturing at Dr, George Peterson

"Snow Princess" Created by Babs Moffitt Modeled by Samantha Usina.

"SteamPunk Fantasy" Created by Adele Gerbracht. Modeled by Erin Futrell Size 36 C Accessories : Neckless and Purse. Perked by : In One Era

More BraZaar Up Shortly

Everyone's Good Friend Skipper Kripitz sent us a few of his upcoming Gigs.  I particularly enjoy promoting the ensemble Musicians that he puts together for two Reasons : Great Music and Skippo always gives so much of his time to many of the Non Profit Organizations..

On Saturday November 10th from 6pm, the Blue Heaven dining & entertainment emporium,  will proudly present Larry Smith on keyboards, Christine Cordone on vocals, & skippo on drums, playing a wide span of soft listening/ dining sounds from awesome originals, to classic 60's/70/80's pop rock, jazz standards ,(& heck maybe even some soul, country, island, & folk tunes!).  This genre bending trio is renown for their uncanny ability to mix & blend  many styles of music into a synergy of palpable melodic beauty & emotion.  Come see how they do it, at Blue Heaven on Sat. the 10th. (On corner of Petronia & Thomas.  Call 296-8666
***(Pictured, but NOT  playing at blue heaven, is vocalist Malin Puls,  who will be unable to fly in from Sweden, for this gig!)

At Virgilio's, on Tuesday, November 13th @ 9pm, Skipper's weekly "League of Crafty Musicians" series will present a first  performance, this season, of the Keys premier fusion band, the CRZBs.   Featuring Pat Metheny-inspired, Brazilian-grooved originals, and plenty of Sting, Boz, John Mayer, Marvin Gaye, Herbie, Chick, John Scofield, Hall&Oates, and Steely Dan. Chris Burchard, blazes on guitar, Rob DiStaci plays keyboards and sings every note from the heart, Gary Rivenson grooves on the  bass, and skippo drives it home, on drums. So, catch a great nite of soulful rock, brazilian, and funk fusion, with the one and only CRZBs, on November 13th, at Virgilio's, 524 Duval (rear). Call 296-1075 for more info. 

WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300

Next Animal Farm Openings Sunday 1-3pm on  the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :
Next one Nov. 11
Here are few Pics of Sheriff Rick Ramsay at a Middle Keys Realtor Meeting and then to follow Sheriff Ramsay and some the MCSO Women and Men helping Unload Christmas Trees at The Marc House Plant Store

Speaking to the Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors on two topics. The first was regarding a real estate scam happening across the country with one reported in Key West. The second was self defense for realtors showing properties by themselves. Thanks to Sergeant Tom Hill, Deputy Cece Hoversen and Captain Penny Phelps.

The Lead Feature in the Sept. 24 Issue ; Featured in Photos the 7 Races; along with Links. This will give you with the help of Hometown Key West and The Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Office ; A Great Amount of Material to help your decisions .  Hit the Sept 24 Issue Link
Also by Going to the Monroe County Board of Elections that Joyce Griffin and her staff Brilliantly Overseas ; you get additional Information

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

  . Next Luncheon is 11/7. at KW Beach Side Marriott 3841 N. Roos. Blvd.. Presentation by John Underwood with Tinsley Advertising & Marketing. Non-Profit Spotlight : The Florida Keys Community Land Trust. 

 Next Nov. Mixer 11/14 at The KW FireHouse Museum 1024 Grinnel St.
"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands o Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.  




The November 12th Issue will have about a Dozen of their Iconic paintings and photos

We Now Continue with our Photo Feature "Clever Graffiti"


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

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 

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.

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


Part 5 of 6 will be in the Nov. 12th. Issue issue

Also Next Week; additional Information on the WWW.ABSOULTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM Release of Evie's New Mystery Novel "The Hollywood Portal"


Nov. 14 -18

The Kick Off Launch Party is always done 1 month before the event.   The Oct. 29 Issue had many Photos from this Event and is Part 1 Here is the Link OCT 29 2018.  This Issue Features Part 2 Below. 
ALSO ; please go to their website to see the AMAZING LINE UP OF 2018 FILMS, PARTIES, EVENTS, AND PANELS.

Quincy Perkins
Brooke Christian

A more enhanced KWFF experience and higher level of support of the KWFF is becoming a KWFF Member.  


Celebrating Halloween Last Week Shirrel Rhoades Sends us a Few Spooky Books from His Hundreds in His Catalog


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. 

The Annual Winter Members Shows 
Dec. 6 -27 "Look Upwards, To The Sky" Members Exhibition : Sanger Gallery, XOJ Gallery, Projection & Lobby Galleries

Hit LINK CLASSES for Additional Info.

Just a few of the many Classes : Nov. 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


FIRST FRIDAY was a few days ago on NOV. 1 6-8PM
WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.

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 

How are we grappling with climate change on individual and collective levels in a place we are actively still creating? Portable Memories in Rising Seas is an ongoing participatory project about sea level rise that connects lived experience with memory and climate change. Uncertainties of climate change are a threat and, at the same time, a catalyst for expression, action, and a renewed sense of belonging. Sponsored by Helen / Ben Harrison Gallery


On view NOV 1-29
When we meet someone, we create somebody that doesn't really exist. As we get to know them, our fantasy is challenged and inevitably, that image disappears. Do we keep our creation alive or replace it with reality? I Don't Want to Lose Her explores this ever-changing perspective. Sponsored : At Home ; I n Key West


On view NOV 1-29

Local artist Tom Joris molded 14 nutcrackers, replicas of the piece used in Nutcracker Key West, and local artists and artisans have embellished, painted, and re-imagined them to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Don't miss your chance to take one home!

Nov. 15 : "Dylan Thuras : Atlas Obscura" by Robin Wood
Nov. 17 " The Female Gaze : Essential Movies Made by Women" . This is part of the Key West Film Festival Nov. 14-18  Good going Emily . More details on these two events in the Oct 29 Issue.


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

Will Fernandez has recently joined our gallery, his paper mache and paintings range from classically Key West to satirical comments of the human predicament. Pan dances with his plump naked beauties, a big busted woman walks a tight rope and an ostrich stands 40". Will is gestural with his strokes, be it with a brush, wet paper or wood. Come See Enjoy! Call ahead though, we're not always open, but are typically just a few doors down and ready to open the gallery. In the Next Few Issues we'll have some of Will's Paintings and Sculptures

MORE of Part 11
 "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's Through Photos" From Groovy History.
Here's a photograph of a very relaxed Frank Sinatra, munching down on a sandwich in his newly remodeled $100K kitchen in his Palm Springs home. The singer, actor, and producer, was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. Having sold over 150 million records worldwide, Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
"Ol' Blue Eyes" led a colorful life, aside from his career, his political and alleged mafia connections were just as attention-grabbing as his turbulent affairs with high profile women. He was married to Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, and Barbara Marx.  Sinatra was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Streets of San Francisco is a 1970s television crime drama starring Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco. The show ran between 1972 and 1977 on ABC, for a total of five seasons. In it, "A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco."
The show's synopsis could be descriptive of their working relationship (just swap out the word 'cop' for 'actor').  Malden and Douglas bonded both professionally and personally during their time on the series. Twenty years after the show ended Malden referred to Douglas as "the son I never had". Douglas referred to Malden "my mentor," and both actors expressed how much they enjoyed working together on the show.
Howdy Doody was a pioneer in children's television programming, the show is credited with setting the pattern for similar shows for years to come. It had circus and Western themes which don't sound like they'd mesh, but they do. The show ran from December 27, 1947, until September 24, 1960, and was one of the first television series produced at NBC in Rockefeller Center, in Studio 3A.  Howdy Doody was the puppet and the show's human host was Bob Smith, or as he's best known, Buffalo Bob. Smith created Howdy Doody when he was a radio announcer, so the character was just a voice over radio airwaves. It was early puppeteer Frank Paris, a puppeteer who was asked to create an actual Howdy Doody puppet for television.
Back in 1980, supermodel Cheryl Tiegs launched a signature line of clothing and accessories exclusively for Sears. While it's common now, this was the first venture into retail products ever launched by a supermodel. By 1989, The Cheryl Tiegs collection neared 1 billion in sales and she was credited largely contributing to the chains turnaround. Once again Tiegs graced the cover of TIME, but this time it was for a cover story titled "Sassy Sears." But Tiegs didn't stop there, in 1995, she branched out and launched "Cheryl Tiegs Sportswear,"exclusively for QVC and then she developed a line of wigs and hair accessories for Revlon.
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'

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


 419 Duval St. 305-395-2210
HASSELBLAD MASTER  Jorge de la Torriente.  We are working on an a Feature : Showing an Extensive Tour of the Gallery; and will have it in the next few issues.

We Continue with Our Feature from the 2018 BraZaar
BraZaar Oct. 22

Here is the Original Information about this event that took place on Oct.22 :Are you a glue-gun guru and artist with a knack for fashion?  Submit your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bras to Womankind to "support" their upcoming signature BraZaar fundraiser, presented by Last Key Realty. The official Fantasy Fest event is set for Monday, October 22 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theatre, featuring a
 pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, and a Rack Sale of old and new artist-made bra designs. The event uplifts with a 1970s game-show motif, complete with a hilarious show host, unsuspecting participants, and spectacular and hilarious prizes. Event proceeds benefit the 
nonprofit medical center that offers affordable healthcare to Keys women, and the people who love them. Due to Space Constraints ; I had to cut this Feature down To learn more go to their website and facebook page; as well as click the Sept 3 Issue Link to read complete Feature

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

"Pea-Cock" Created by Pamela and Larry Johnson. Modeled by Bethany Flores Size 36C Perked by Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Accessories : Headpiece

"Par Fore" Created by Catherine Bouquet. Modeled by Jenn Stefanacci 38C . Accessories : Visor, Glasses, Gloves, Putting Green, Tutu
Part 2 of our Feature from the 2018 Womankind "BraZaar in the Nov. 12th. Issue



Celebrate with Coffee Butler 90th. Bday & New Album Release with Cliff Sawyer
KW Dance Collective at TW
KWAHS to Steward Free KW History Marker Tours
L-R Win in sight for Grinder Pump Rebellion, Trop Rock Film Premier & Southern Drawl Concert, KW Police Chief Donie Lee Retires and Captain Sean Brandenburgh is the New KW Police

A few 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 4 Jazz In The Gardens, Peter Diamond & Friends, 5-7:30 pm,  NEW TIME
Thursday, November 8, Jimmy Olson, 5-7pm
Friday, November 9, Michael Robinson, 5-7pm
Saturday, November 10, James King, III, 5-7pm
Sunday, November 11 Jazz In The Gardens Scott Marischen & Friends, 5-7:30 pm,  NEW TIME

 10/21 Scott Marischen, 10/28 Skipper Kripitz & Friends, Nov. Peter Diamond, 11/11 Scott Marischen, 11/18 Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 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 


(L)Co-Owner / Gallery Manager Laura Richardson with Artist Sarah Plaia Davidson


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

RED LINK1  for 250 Photos from the April 14th. 8th. Annual OceanFest.

Due to Time and Space Constraints : the articles that were sent over this week from MOTE will be Pushed Back to the Nov. 12th. Issue..Keep up the Great work...


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


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

Martha Resk ; The Business Mgr. and one of the Top Generals to the President Elizabeth (Liz) Young sent this

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


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

WWW.KEYWESTARTCENTER.COM 301 Front St. 305-294-1241 

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic




WWW.TWKW.ORG 513 Truman Ave, 
NEW NUMBER 305-204-4527
Dennis Beaver Curator KWAHS@KWAHS.ORG

Part 2

18 CT MARINE Driver : Andy Strobert Throttles : Billy Moore

4 CLEVELAND CONSTRUCTION Driver Edward Smith St. Clair MI.  Throttles : Grant Bruggemann  Brandenton Fla.

O4 TEAM OCTANE Driver Jim Simmons  Throttles : Tony Canale

P3-1 2ND AMENDMENT Driver Karl Steger Fenton Mo. Throttles St. Charles Mo.
The Next Few Issues will have many photos taken in the Dry Docks and during Race Days ( Wednesday 11/7, Friday 11/9, and Sunday 11/11) For complete Schedule of Events, Parades, Races, and Parties go to  WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 


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



 ANDY THURBER EXHIBITION currently hanging; We continue with Part 2 of the Reception.  Go to the Oct. 29th Issue Link for Part 1

A Bucket of Fish  16 X 24 Intaglio

Sand in my Shoes 22 X 20 Intaglio

St. Mary's 20 X 48 Intaglio 

Tropical Heat  30 X 22 WaterColor


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)


Season Opening Group Show Reception Last Friday at the Frangipani Gallery. Exhibition will hang at least until the end of November.

Every year Frangipani is pleased to welcome the season with a group show by all the Frangipani artists.  Come see what they've been up to this summer at this Group Show. 1102 Duval, Key West.  Show runs through November. Deb Moore is working on a series of "Old Key West."  Lainie Davia has a monster silver cuff that needs to be seen and tried on for dramatic effect and David Meier always has something fun up his sleeve.  Sue D'Antonio has new heart art, not for wearing on your sleeve. Fran Decker has plenty of new paintings including a fun Parrotfish Parade.  
"Offshore" by David Scot Meier
"Heart" by Susann D'Antonio
"Chapman Lane" by Deborah J. Moore


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



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


 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 


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

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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.  



check out this really cool 3 minute video from FRINGE on their 2017 / 2018 Season
More from Fringe in Our Weekly "Theatre Section"

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


The November 12th Issue will have a few Photo Galleries from Mile Zero Including the Zombie Bike Ride 
Plus Artist / Photographer Nicholas Bergery will add in a few of his Photos from his Annual Shoot at Zombie



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

KEY WEST, FL, October 31, 2018- Florida Keys Community College celebrated the career of Debbie Leonard, Director of the President's Office, who is retiring after 28 years of service to the College.  College leaders donned academic regalia to salute Leonard in a light-hearted ceremony, where FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra presented her with a "Diploma of Retirement."  She was further honored with a namesake dessert, the "Little Debbie," created by FKCC's Culinary Management students.
An alumnus and a donor, Leonard is well-known on campus for her contributions to numerous College events over the years.  Most notably, she provided years of leadership in the planning and performance of FKCC's commencement ceremonies. 

Leonard began her career in the academic advising department in 1990.  She has worked with four presidents and contributed substantially to leadership transitions and maintaining historical knowledge of the institution.  In 2012, the Association of Florida Colleges recognized Leonard with a "Distinguished Service" award.  
"Trying to replace someone who has devoted more than a quarter century of service to the College is like trying to replace a part of the College itself," said Gueverra.  "We will miss Debbie's commitment to customer service and her dedication to our students and the community."


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





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
Nov. 7 : Key West HS Volleyball
Nov. 21 Key West Sunrise Rotary Club
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. 7 : Ottmar Lieberft, Nov. 15 : Thunder From Down Under, Nov. 16 : Livingston Taylor, 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. 15 Thunder from Down Under
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...

Oct. 7 Continuation of the "Songwriter Series" with Majory Lee, Andy Westcott & Tony Roberts
For additional Info on their concerts & events ; Click Link here for their Latest E-Newsletter with Updated Info. Click TWT7


Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor

Nov. 7 : Ottmar Liebert

TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at
Key West Theater presents
(L) A few more events : Nov. 25 at The San Carlos NICK NORMAN BAND "AN EVENING FEATURING CAFFEINE CARL WAGONER & JOEY MARCHIANO Additional Info.
(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



The Key West Dance Collective takes the stage Friday November 16th and Saturday the 17th for their fourth annual concert at Tennessee Williams Theatre.  

Once again this show will be featured in the round on TWT's main stage with the audience seated on the stage surrounding the performers.  Featuring dance professionals, musicians, and the CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective, the music and performance pieces are as wildly varied as the performers themselves.  What binds them together is that they are all artists from the local Keys Community. 

Choreography from CoffeeMill Dance instructors  Joseph Goodman ,  Carolyn Cooper, Maurizio Nardi, Tori Gregg,  Kara Querio, Sheila Bellefleur,  and  Leigh Pujado,  will be showcased on local professionals and the CoffeeMill Young Dance Collective.  Talented classical guitarist  Martina Bevis  will return, collaborating on two new pieces with the dancers.  Featured performers include  Maurizio Nardi  from Martha Graham Company who will dance a classic Graham piece and  Daniel Gwirtzman  from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company will present two pieces of original choreography. 
Showtimes are 8PM.
Reserved seats $35 and $25 at or TWT Box Office  (305) 296-1520

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 


 Click LINK1 For more details


"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.

Roman Fine Art is pleased to announce Luxury Graffiti, our upcoming solo exhibition of new works by artist Stephen Wilson.  Wilson's first exhibition at Roman Fine Art will feature works from his ongoing Luxury series as well as selections from his newest Model Tapestries and Brick Wall series.  

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 6, 6-8 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: October 5 - November 4, 2018
LOCATION: 66 Park Place, East Hampton, NY 11937
Hit Link Below for Complete E-Flyer on Exhibition which will also give another LINK to many of Stephen's Works
"Luxury Graffiti" by Stephen Wilson 34 X 45 Mixed Media on Designer Boxes

Stephen Wilson is a mixed-media artist best known for his artistic exploration of the intersections between traditional craft and contemporary culture through blended use of handicraft techniques with modern technologies and pop iconography.  High fashion influences are quite prevalent in his work.  His redefinition of textile and embroidery-based art forms evokes questions regarding luxury consumerism and high-low art distinctions.

Iris Ornig on Monday Nights Hosting Jazz at Kitano 8-11pm  66 Park Ave. at 38th. St. NYC.. Thanks Iris for Keeping your Key West and Southampton Fans Up to Date. Check her Facebook Page

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

New Numbers and E-Mail 
Art Gallery : 888-858-1827 
Photographic Studios : 212-593-0933
Exhibition for Eric Demarchelier & Other Talented Hamptons Artisans at Lucille Khornak Art Galleries
The Nov. 12th Issue will have a Feature on how Lucille and her Photographic Studios are getting ready for their Hundreds of Annual Holiday Family Home and Portraits Shoots. Editor's Note ; Sorry about Pushing Back this Feature every week; but the last 3 weeks have been Brutal in having any Spare Time and I Want to Put Together A Great Holiday Feature for one of the Nicest People in the Hamptons : Lucille Khornak and Her Photographic / Art Studios.


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

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.

Architectural Heritage presentation offered by Key West Art & Historical Society's Distinguished Speaker Snow Philip Nov 8

Well-known for its fusion of many elements, Key West's architecture reflects the rich diversity of its history and heritage.  On Thursday, November 8 at 6:00pm in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum, Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series guest and art historian Snow Philip explores this heritage by presenting the island's variety of styles, influences, and environmental demands that have helped shape historic Old Town's unique charm and nature.

Tickets available at; $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members-advanced ticket purchase is recommended.  Sponsored in part of the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Helmerich Trust. For more information, contact Adele Williams, Director of Education, at 305.295.6616, x115. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.



by Alyson Crean

City Manager Jim Scholl announces the appointment of Key West Police Capt. Sean Brandenburg to succeed retiring Police Chief Donie Lee when he steps down in December.
Capt. Brandenburg has been a law enforcement officer since 1990, serving his first 12 years in Indiana and joining the Key West Police Department in 2002. Capt. Brandenburg has been involved with the Special Response Team, the K-9 and Mounted Units, served as the Detective Sergeant in Special Ops Unit then as the night shift Operations Lieutenant. He was promoted to Captain of the Administrative Bureau in 2014. He received the Life Saving Medal on two separate occasions in his time with the Key West Police Department. In addition, he served as unit coordinator for the department's K-9 Unit. In 2016, Capt. Brandenburg graduated the 266 th  Session of the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia.

Photo above by Ed Krane ; All others by Alyson Crean

There will be no bus service west of Simonton Street between 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 4 th due to the Super Boat Parade.
This change will include the Duval Loop, which will continue running, but it will travel along  Simonton Street instead of on Whitehead during the parade.
The Super Boat Parade starts at the Truman Waterfront at 4 p.m., travels up Whitehead to United, then over to Duval Street, all the way down to Front St.
Regular bus service will resume after 7 p.m.







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

Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting our coral reef ecosystem.




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