The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
 Oct. 29, 2018 

The Annual Fundraiser for Womankind "BraZaar" was Standing Room only at The Key West Theater.  (More Below)

Michael Cheval Comes to town Guest Appearing at Wyland Gallery (Nov. 16-18). His Brilliant Paintings Hang Year Round (More Below)

Photo by Alyson Crean
Key West Police Chief Donie Lee Retires (More in the Weekly City of KW Section). I Will Miss Him and his Outstanding Service to Key West. 

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

Here are two favorites among Happy Days" fans, Henry Winkler (Fonzie) and Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham) both of whom went on to have very successful, high-profile careers after the show ended. Both men continued acting and eventually began directing and producing projects as well. Winkler produced the TV series Dead Man's Gun, as well as both runs of MacGyver (1985-1992, and 2016-present). Ron Howard directed films like Backdraft, Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for A Beautiful Mind.

Part 9 of Our Multi Part / Multi Week "A Look Back at The 60's & 70 in Photos" from Groovy History

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

Key West Artisan Market Starts their 2018 / 2019 Season

Adam Scott Rote was in the Key West Gallery Last Week; Where His Outstanding Work Hangs Year Round ; and Oh Bye The Way Adam got Married a few days ago at The Key West Gallery. (More Below and Continued in the Nov. 5th. Issue)

Pt. 2 of our Coverage of the Andy Thurber Exhibition at Nance Frank's Gallery on Greene

Super Boat International 38th. Annual Key West Championship Nov.4-11 Truman Waterfront (More Below)

This Issue will have Pt. 1 Coverage of the 2018 Kick Off Launch Party at Mangoes with Part 2 in the Nov. 5th. Issue

Will Fernandez just joined the Eclectic Artisans at Karen Wray's Collections Gallery (More Below)

Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery brings you the Iconic Works of Warner Brothers Directors and Animators

"Sunset at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park" by Susan O'Neill


Hello Everyone. This Issue will be a Short One.  The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends going out to 7955 Weekly.  In this Issue Oct 29, 2018 : Womankind's Annual Fundraiser "BraZaar", The Brilliant Art of Michael Cheval and his Appearance in Wyland Gallery 11/16-18, KW Police Chief Donie Lee Retires, South Florida Symphony Orchestra's First Concert of the 2018 / 2019 Season "MasterWorks I" with Angelo Xiang Yu 11/29, Pt. 9 of the Groovy History "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's in Photos", AnnaMarie Giordano's Life Drawing Workshops at Fort East Martello, First Artisan Market now at Higgs Beach 11/5, Adam Scott Rote at The Key West Gallery for his Latest Exhibition + Adam Got Married there a Few Days Ago, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , Pt. 2 Andy Thurber's Exhibition at Gallery on Greene, SuperBoat International's 38th. Annual KW Championship 11/4-11, The Key West Film Festival 11/14-18 + Pt. 1 of their 2018 Launch / Kick Off Party at Mangoes, Author Jonathan Woods Latest Pulp Crime Fiction Novel "Kiss the Devil Goodnight", TSKW "First Thursday" on 11/1, Fringe Theatre Presents the Key West High School Drama Club's "The Crucible" 11/7,  WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM , KWAHS "Distinguished Speaker Series" Next "KW Architecture" by Snow Philip 11/8, Karen Wray's "Collections Gallery" Welcomes Will Fernandez, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens-Reef Relief-MOTE, Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery Presents Iconic Cartoon Art from Warner Brothers Directors & Animators.
Photo by Bill Klipp

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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213

Michael will be Appearing in the Wyland Gallery Key West Nov. 16 - 18. His Brilliant Works Hang Year Round. Pt. 1 Oct 22 Issue Link  and Pt. 2  Oct 22 Issue Link For 12 additional Paintings.

WWW.WYLANDGALLERIES.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998
More Michael Cheval Paintings Up Shortly

Part 1 the 2018 WomanKind "Brazaar"
Here is a description from a few weeks ago about this event that took place last week ; It Was SRO Only: 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

More of WomanKind BraZaar Up Shortly

Here is Part 9 of Our Multi-Part Feature from Groovy History "A Look Back at the 60's and 70's in Photos"

Here we have a photo of Miss World, Reita Faria, signing a hat for a U.S. soldier in South Vietnam, back in 1966. Reita Faria Powell won the Miss Mumbai Crown and the Eve's Weekly Miss India contest. After her one-year tenure as Miss World, she decided modeling wasn't all she wanted out of life. Instead, she concentrated on medical studies and became the first Miss World winner to qualify as a doctor.
She studied at the Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals where she earned her M.B.B.S. degree. She continued her studies at King's College Hospital, in London and went on to marry her mentor David Powell in 1971. The couple moved to Dublin, Ireland where she opened her own medical practice.
Look at this old photo of Meryl Streep, she's practically beaming! It's no surprise to find she was a cheerleader, on the swim team and voted Homecoming Queen back in high school. She went on to become one of the greatest actresses in the world, making her big film debut back in the 1970s. In recent years she's had numerous hits on her hands. The Devil Wears Prada, Into the Woods, and she currently has three films in the works: The Papers, currently in post-production and releasing this year. Mary Poppins Returns is also in post-production, but not coming out until 20118. And Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Which will also be released in 2018.
Back in February of 1968, the Beatles attended an advanced Transcendental Meditation program at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Their trip to Rishikesh, India received a lot of media attention and their visit ended up being one of the band's most productive periods.The band wasn't alone in their voyage, as can be seen in this photograph here. They brought along their wives, girlfriends, assistants, and numerous reporters. The Beatles, especially George Harrison helped to change Western attitudes about Indian spirituality. They fully encouraged the study and practice of Transcendental Meditation. Pictured here is John Lennon attempting to retrieve his guitar pick from his guitar while on this transcendental journey. 
Pictured here is the Italian film goddess and international sex-symbol of the 50's and 60's, Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida. The actress was also a talented photojournalist and sculptor, making her one of the highest profile European actresses of the era. In the 1970s, she achieved a scoop by gaining access to Fidel Castro for an exclusive interview. She also remained an active supporter of Italian and Italian American causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) all of her life. In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala. Then in 2013, she sold her impressive jewelry collection and donated nearly $5 million to stem cell therapy research.
Remember these guys? Here we have television's 'CHiPS' officers Jon Baker and Frank Ponch Poncherello aka Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada back in 1977. CHiPs was an action/crime television series that followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. It had very little violence, it was more like a "light drama" with over the top comedic elements. The series ran for six seasons, a total of 139 episodes, plus one reunion TV movie that aired in 1998. It aired on September 15, 1977, and ended May 1, 1983.
Pictured here are Catherine Bach and Larry Wilcox of the television series The Love Boat. The series aired on ABC from 1977 until 1986, after that, three-hour specials aired in 1986-1987 and in February of 1990 a made-for-TV movie, titled The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage, starring four of the original cast members aired just in time for Valentines Day. The series is set on a cruise ship and revolves around the ship's captain (played by Gavin MacLeod), a handful of crew members, and several passengers (which is where the special guest appearances and fresh romantic adventures come in).
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 Issue  
Groovy History and Writers Credits and Links at the end of the Three Parts in this Issue

More 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.



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..
DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS ; I was not able to update in their weekly Feature some of the many NEW Features and News Stories they have.  Of Course ; if you Open Up this week's Issue ; they will ALL be there.

WWW.GALLERYONGREENE.COM 606 Greene St. 305-294-1669
One of the Primary Artists at Gallery on Greene is Priscilla Coote. Here are just a few of her Works on Display.  Last Week we Featured Priscilla Coote from Nance Franks' Gallery; as well as a few TEASE Photos from the Andy Thurber Reception :Here is the Link to Pt. 1 Oct. 22
 .  This Issue will Feature Photos from the Reception; The Exhibition will be up all month.

Priscilla Coote

"End of Day"  24 X 48  Oil on Canvas

Here is Part 1 of the Feature for the Andy Thurber Reception Last Week from his current Exhibition at Gallery on Greene

Andy is Part of the Comparsa Dancer Troop Here in Key West ; and they Dance Often at Andy's Receptions

Lauren from TSKW, Andy & Gallery on Greene's Owner Nance Frank

"Fish Story" 11 X 19 X 1 Wood

"Sanchez Boat House" 20 X 14 Mixed Media on Wood

More of the Andy Thurber Reception Up Shortly

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

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


Opening: Thu NOV 1, 6-8PM during First Thursday
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


Opening: Thu NOV 1, 6-8PM during First Thursday
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 ; In Key West


Opening: Thu NOV 1, 6-8PM during First Thursday
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!


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



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

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.

Photo by Carol Tedesco

KWAHS_Gateway 1:
Members of the Southernmost Shimmies Student Dance Troupe entertained spectators Thursday evening in front of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, an official "Gateway to the Fantasy Zone" from October 24-27 for this year's "Oh, The Games We Play" themed Fantasy Fest.

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.


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 from Will Fernandez & Other Collections Artisans in the Nov. 5th. Issue


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
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  WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601  Duval St. 305-292-9339

ADAM SCOTT ROTE Was in the Key West Gallery Last Week

 To see a sampling of his Past Series / Projects visit  The Key West Gallery; and view WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM &

After All; it was Fantasy Fest Last Week

Last Week Adam Scott Rote got Married and Celebrated their Wedding Vows at The Key West Gallery where his works Exclusively Hangs Year Round in Key West
The November 5th Issue will have many Paintings from Adam Scott Rote's Current Exhibition and some Pics from the Wedding.

Visiting Next at The Key West Gallery; The Nov. 5th. Issue will  have some of their Works; but why wait go to WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM and Of Course visit the Gallery.

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


3428 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

Zazoo Fine Art & Photography Up Shortly

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 Pits / 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


Nov. 14 -18

The Kick Off Launch Party is always done 1 month before the event.  The 2018 Kick Off Party / Presentation was two weeks ago. Here is Part 1. ALSO; please go to their website to see the AMAZING LINE UP OF 2018 FILMS, PARTIES, EVENTS, AND PANELS.

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


We Continue with Part 9 of "A Look Back at the 60's and 70's in Photos" Presented by "Groovy History"

Pictured here is singer, actress, and model, Diahann Carroll. She is known for working in some of the earliest major studio films to feature black casts like Carmen Jones (1954) and Porgy and Bess (1959). Julia (1968) was one of the first TV series to star a black woman in a non-stereotypical fashion. She went on to portray Dominique Deveraux in the primetime soap opera Dynasty for over three seasons. The breast cancer survivor and activist has received numerous nominations and wins for her work both on stage and screen- including the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress In A Television Series" in 1968. 
Check it out, a picture of young Harrison Ford back before he got his big break as Han Solo in Star Wars in 1977. This was when he worked as a carpenter, he and his crew built a recording studio for Sergio Mendes in 1970. He also worked as a stagehand for The Doors before attaining his own fame.  Ford was cast as Han Solo and the leading roles in awesome films seemed to just keep rolling in.  Witness, Patriot Games, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner, American Graffiti.... Harrison Ford has landed far cooler roles than most throughout his extensive career and he's still going!
Pictured here is Hollywood action star Liam Neeson dancing with Helen Mirren. As can be seen, she is taken great care to ensure she doesn't trample his toes-He can handle it, Helen. Maybe she isn't a graceful dancer, but boy can she act! The Shakespearean actress rose to international fame back in the late 1960s and is one of the few to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting: Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award.
Pictured here is former celebrity couple Linda Blair, who is best known for her role as Regan in 'The Exorcist', and soul legend Rick James. This photo was taken back in 1982 during the early stages of their romance. They lasted 2 years before they began to drift apart in 1984 due to James' drug problem.
Blair spoke out quite a bit about their relationship in a documentary titled, 'Rick James: Behind the Music Remastered'. In regards to their relationship dynamic stated, "I wouldn't say that we were as romantic as people probably wished that we were, or thought that we were."
She also touched upon her decision to leave him, "I could not bear to be around that. It wasn't healthy for me and it wasn't healthy for him, so I chose after a while to walk away." 
Check out Stan Lee playing the Spider-Man game on the Atari 2600 back in 1982. For those unfamiliar with greatness, Stan Lee is a legendary comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, and publisher was editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics.
He co-created some of the greatest superhero characters of all time with several incredible artists, including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Some of the characters his collaborations have spawned are Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, and of course the X-Men. New stories on the slate have come from the addition of co-writer Larry Lieber, who (with Lee) brought the new Ant-Man, Iron Man and Thor to life.

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'
We Continue with One of my Favorite Artists MICHAEL CHEVAL Appearing at Wyland Gallery Nov.16-18. His Works Hang Year Round and is (MUST SEE) Status.

WWW.WYLANDGALLERIES.COM 623 Duval St. 305-292-4998

More of the Andy Thurber Exhibition and Reception at Gallery on Greene Up Shortly

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Direct Booking from Sunset Watersports Key West on All Above Plus so Many Additional Packages Hit  BOOKING INFO .  


We now Continue the WomanKind 2018 "Brazaar"

In the Next few Issues we'll Feature about 60 More Photos ; Showing ALL the Models, All The Bras with the Designer's Names, All the Games; all the Fun; and Most Importantly : Every Year the Community and Artisans Support the Fundraiser ; and at the Time of this Feature Edit Date 10/24 ( $20,000 was in)..

 for their Latest Very Informative Newsletter

 305-809-3700  by Alyson Crean

Police Chief Donie Lee today announced that, after over 24 years of service, he is retiring from the Key West  Police Department.
In a statement to all members of the Department, he wrote:
"It is with mix emotions that I announce my retirement from the Key West Police Department effective December 3, 2018. After 24 years I can't be but somewhat saddened and reluctant to leave it. But I also leave with the firsthand knowledge and pride that the Key West Police Department is in good hands. The men and women both sworn and civilian of the Key West Police Department are second to none. On a daily basis, I witness the remarkable professionalism and commitment to service you display. It has been a privilege to serve alongside of you and you are what I will miss most.  May God continue to keep you safe and may you continue to make us proud."
Chief Lee began his career with the Department in 1994. He rose through the ranks until, on April 1, 2008, he was appointed Chief of Police. Chief Lee is a fifth generation Conch, and holds a degree in criminal justice from the University of Florida. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's Command Development School, Drug Enforcement Agency's Drug Unit Commanders Academy and the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.
His last day on the job will be December 3 rd.
Photo by Alyson Crean
The annual Veteran's Day Parade, hosted by the U.S. Coast Guard, will be held on the Saturday before the actual federal holiday this year.
The parade will be held on November 10 th. It begins at 4 p.m. on Upper Duval St. and ends at Duval and Front Streets.

We Continue with the Andy Thurber Reception at Gallery on Greene

"5 Brothers Cafe" 20 X 14 WaterColor

"Old Town Bakery" 20 X 24 WaterColor

Part Two of the Andy Thurber Exhibition in the Nov. 5th Exhibition with about 10 more of his Paintings.

 The Works of Famous Warner Brothers Directors and Animators Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones. Zazoo has about 5 of their Works on Display and Ready to Sell

" The Entertainers "

" Kill Da Wabbit "

" All - In High Rolling Rabbit " 

These pieces are a great addition for any animation fan or collector. Please call Managing Art Consultant James Curken at 305-294-8925 or email me at to order your selection(s) today.  The Nov. 5th. Issue will have 12 Photos / Paintings from their Gallery.


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Due to Time Constraints I was not able to to Insert any Additional materials to Weekly Mile Zero Section. The Next Issue will have a few Photo Galleries from Johnny White inc. the Zombie Bike Parade.  I will also include another batch of photos from Nicholas Bergery; since there were thousands of Riders; and many photos that both Johnny and Nicholas have been nice enough to share with our readers.


 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.     

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.DAILYPLAN-IT.COM  573-680-5467

Key West Artisan Market Moves to Higgs Beach Starting November 4
The first Key West Artisan Market of the Season is November 4 and locals are excited the monthly meet-up is back. Organizers announced this season they will move from the Restaurant Store to  Higgs Beach , between the dog park and the playground . The Market will offer the same great Keys handmade artists, bigger location with lots more parking and is kid and dog friendly. Guests will now be able to enjoy the event more often with an every other Sunday format and as always, entry is FREE.
Key West Artisan Market: New Digs @ Higgs Edition 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, Great Events beverage tent featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys, beer and wine.
Guests are encouraged to go green and ride bikes, take the bus or hop on the trolley which conveniently stops at the Casa Marina. There's ample parking and marked handicapped spots. Please BYOB (bring your own bags). This is the first Artisan Market of the season.

Thanks for Reading the Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends : Have an Outstanding Week ; Ed