The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends
Second Issue from the 2019 / 2020 Season
September 23, 2019

1958 Prototype Ford Nucleon
Pt. 2 The Much Anticipated Feature on the Top 25 Prototype / One of a Kind MFG Automobiles  (More Below)

The "Key West Cares" Bahama's Hurricane Relief Concert ( More Below)

"Cosmic Series : Planetarian Traveler  Unique Mixed Media Acrylic on Paper
University of Florida Gators Acrylic on Helmet
Pt 2 of 2 Peter Max Event at The Key West Gallery + Meet Peter Max in his NYC Studio

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center "Discovery Saturdays" (More Below)

Photo by Alyson Crean
Our Weekly City of Key West Section Features Our New City Manager Greg Velez . Pictured above with Greg is Asst. City Manager Patti McLauchlin

Owner and Cartoonist of Zazoo Art & Photographic Gallery Don Oriolo Presents Betty Boop (More Below)

Part 3 of 3 Maggie Ruley's Island Inspirations Gallery on Fleming Street. Maggie has an "Extreme Sale" Sat. 9/21

Cast of "First Love"
"Cast of Drunk Hemingway"
A few of the Features in the Next Issue "Tropic Cinema 72 HR Film Challenge" (Photos by GianCarlo Espinosa), College of the Florida Keys (Two Features) : Raku Ceramics, Poetry Class Presents Haiku,  On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Bob Slitzan, A Photographic Exhibition from "Groovy History", Photos from the Last "Happy Hour with the Historian" (KWAHS Cori Convertito PHD Presented "Early Hemingway Days in KW" ( Next is The Civil War & KW 10/09), also Next Issue:  Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos and of Course The Continuation of Our Multi-Part Features.

Pt. 3 of 3 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

7th. Annual BVMPKW ( The Bahama Village Music Program Key West) Oktoberfest to Benefit the BVMPKW (More Below) Oct. 8 at The SugarLoaf Lodge Tiki Bar & Restaurant 3-7PM

WomanKind Annual FundRaiser "BraZaar Oct. 17.  Edited Feature.. Info. on Submitting Your Creation and Admission / Donation : In the Last Issue 

Cynthia Back
Anayansi Prado
One of our Favorite Monthly Events "Meet the Current Residency Artists : In The CourtYard" from TSKW. Wed. 9/25  6-8PM  NEW VENUE Right Next to their Large Complex on Simonton & Eaton  529 Eaton St. (More Below)


+ 5 Additional TSKW (The Studios of Key West) Events : More Below

Pt 4 of 4: The Long Island Black Artists Association's (LIBAA) Exhibition from this Past Summer at the Plainview LI NY Library. 

Our Weekly Feature from Sheriff Ramsay and the Troops at MCSO (More Below) Helping out in Marathon with the Rotary Club's Bahamas Hurricane Relief Efforts.

Bernadette Restivo and Sandra Swan share the cash raffle money at the Key West Business Guild September mixer while Chuck Licis looks on
  Raquel Crummitt experiences one of the Escape Room at the Southernmost Escape during a Key West Business Guild Mixer.
"Photos of The Week" From Executive Associate Editor Peter Arnow (More Below)

WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM Every Week we Enjoy Linking their Newspaper with our Magazine. They provide Hundreds of Local Features-Photos & Videos


The Key West Theater : Amazing Year Round Talent. We have their  Schedule of Events / Concerts (Of course go to their excellent website to get up to date Listings, Descriptions, Photos); also this Issue : Photos at the KWT from the Key West Cares Sept 14 Hurricane Relief Effort with the Bahamas Gala Event.  Amazing Local and Regional Talent Performing.  This Issue has Part 1 of 2. With Part 2 The Grand Finale Set with ALL Coming back on Stage..


Part 4 : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York by WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.COM  .  I took 1001 Photos; an amazing Selection of Cars from 1921- Now.


+ Next Issue a Few Photos of Curator Cori Convertito's Last "Happy Hour with the Historian" Ernest Hemingway's Early Days in KW at The Blue Room ( BottleCap)
KWAHS ( The Key West Arts & Historical Society ) has Many Events : See Below.

"Conch Scramble" Charity Golf Tournament in Islamorada 9/28
The TDC ( Tourist Development Council) sent over their On-Line September "Keys Traveler" and other Updates to their September Website (More Below). WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM 

Horror Films Every Wednesday at the Key West Public Library 700 Fleming St. (More Below)

Willie Drye the Next KWAHS Distinguished Speaker at Custom House 9/26 6pm + An Encore Feature on his Revised Edition (More Below) IMPORTANT CHANGE OF VENUE NOTE
Now at the Margaritaville Hotel's Ballroom ( Formerly Westin) at Mallory Square.  (More Info. Below)

Another Anna Sweet Gallery Feature

"Mermaids" Connie Sweet Dallas

Part 2 of 2 Anna Sweet Galleries  + Her New Project with Local SurfBoard Shaper Matt Atkinson + Additional Images of her Babes and Waves, Rounds Collections & A Few of Her Featured Artist's Works. (More Below) Inc. Website Link.


Searle Brothers Nursery and Rainforest Collection Fall Exhibitions & Sales at their SW Ranches and KW (West Martello's KW Garden Club)
More Below

  WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM Nov. 20 - 24; Annual Kick Off Event TBA Shortly (More Below)

New Exhibition from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez "The Charm of the Florida Keys" ( More Below )


Help People Affected by Hurricane Dorian in The United States or Other Countries; As well Direct your Donation for many other Categories at The Red Cross Website : Make a Financial Gift
Hit RED CROSS Link for Direct Red Cross Website.  By going to the Website ; you'll find different areas to Donate to. Their site also has Other Interesting Material; Including Training and Volunteer Opportunities.


 Here are the 4 Special Summer Edition Issues since the Last Regular Season Issue on May 27 : June 24 July 15 
and August 19
and of Course Our First Regular Season Opener for 2019 / 2020 : 9/9

There is a Chance that the Sept. 30 Issue will be Skipped; or not ; but don't be alarmed if you don't get a Sept. 30 Issue.

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends ; Going out to 8085 Weekly. In This Issue : The Second Issue of the 2019 / 2020 Season 
(September 23, 2019) 
This Week : Key West Cares "Hurricane Relief for the Bahamas Concert" Part 1 of 2, Pt 2. of 3 Top 25 Prototype Automobiles, Pt. 2 of 2 Peter Max Event at The Key West Gallery, Fla. Keys Discovery Center Saturdays, Our Weekly The City of KW Section Featuring this week New City Mgr. Greg Veliz ; also a Reminder about "Old Town" Parking Pass Renewals in Oct., Zazoo and Betty Boop, Mall on Duval,  WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM , Pt. 3 of 3 Our Visit to Maggie Ruley's "Island Inspirations ( Sat. 9/21 Deep Discount Flash Sale), Pt. 3 of 3 Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, 7th Annual WWW.BVMPKW.ORG Oktoberfest Fund Raiser 10/8, "WomanKind" Annual BraZaar Fund Raiser 10/17, Key West Theater Schedule & Some New Concerts, TSKW Monthly "Meet the Current Residency Artists / Pot Luck : In the CourtYard" Wed. 9/25 NEW VENUE 529 Eaton ( Next to their building on Eaton & Simonton), TSKW Feature on their Upcoming Events, KWAHS Feature on their Upcoming Events,
Headdress Ball Oct. 24, Florida Health Monroe Co.,  Q-Magazine

In This Issue Sept 23, 2019 Continued
 Fri. 9/20 TSKW  Presents "Our Town / Our Park" Celebration (Arts & Culture) Event at the Truman WaterFront Park, "Farmer's Market" Every Thurs. at the Truman WaterFront Park, Searle Brothers Nursery & RainForest Collection Fall Exhibitions & Sales, Pt. 4 of 4 The Long Island Black Artists Association Exhibition, Our Weekly MCSO Feature ; This Week MCSO  in Marathon helping Rotary Club with their Bahama Relief Efforts, "Photos of the Week" from Executive Associate Editor Peter Arnow,  "Playbills" from Roberta DePiero & Peter Arnow, Pt. 4 WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG Classic Cars ( we are showing Most of the 750 from one of their recent Shows), TDC (Tourist Development Council) & Their Monthly On-Line "Keys Traveler", Key West Public Library Every Wednesday in October "Horror Films", NEW VENUE for the Next Distinguished Speaker from KWAHS on 9/26 Featuring Willie Drye " Storm of the Century : The Labor Day 1935 Hurricane : Revised Edition" NOW at the Margaritaville Hotel (Formerly Westin at Mallory Square) Ballroom; Additional Tickets Now Available ( as of 9/21), We Have another Great Anna Sweet Gallery Feature,
Reef Relief-MOTE, Preserve Island Life,

In This Issue Sept. 23, 2019  Continued  :
ALL 3 Have Excellent Events Schedules-Photos-Videos-Local News Stories,  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM Hundreds of Excellent On-Line Books ( Many from Local KW Authors), WWW.SUNSETWATERSPORTSKEYWEST.COM ,  
 Also in this Issue  : A  Tease for a few of the Features in the Next Issue : 7th. Annual Tropic Cinema 72 Hr. Film Challenge, On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Bob Slitzen, The Last "Happy Hour with the Historians & Cori Convertito Curator at KWAHS "The Early Days of Hemingway in KW", Fla. Keys College 2 Features : Raku Ceramics & Haiku Poetry Readings, Pt. 1 of 2 Drone Photographs, Another On-Line Photographic / Art Exhibition from Zazoo Gallery, Another On-Line Art Exhibition from Wyland Gallery, & some Photos of Nina Newton Performing at The Garden's Hotel Cabaret Cafe ( Every Thursday). Also in this Issue : Florida Keys Council of the Arts Giving Grants to "Resident Visual & Media Artists",

In This Issue Sept. 23, 2019 Continued  
WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG , Past Blast Issue Links,  , Waterfront Playhouse-Fringe Theatre-Red Barn-Theatre XP
WWW.FKSPCA.ORG , Wyland Gallery's Visiting Artist Schedule + Next Issue A Few More of their Artist's Works, WWW.BOOKSANDBOOKSKW.COM , KW Chapter "NOW" (National Organization of Women), The Smart Ride from WWW.AHMONROE.ORG ,
Misha in the Morning, Kyla Piscopink's Dance Key West,  WWW.KWLS.ORG ,  Island House Videos, 
The KW Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens Native Plant Sale 9/21 & Gardening Volunteers Needed,  , Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit
MOTE/ Reef Relief, Preserve Island Life, Next "Happy Hour with the Historian : Cori Convertito" Oct. 9 "The Civil War & Key West", WKBG Next Luncheon 10/2 at Marriott Beachside with Guest Speaker Exec. Dir of AH Monroe Scott Pridgen + All 4 K&Q Candidates and Next Mixer 10/9 at Laureate Hotel,

In This Issue : September 23rd , 2019 Continued
Sept 21 & 22 Annual Key West Music Festival at Smokin Tuna, Olga Manosalvas ONLY a Few More Days at Custom House and Collection Stock Island, Next Two Plays from Red Barn Theatre and WaterFront Playhouse, Paul Gildea Closes Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery (Good Job Paul and Cori), Kate Miano's Gardens Hotel Cabaret Lounge Schedule, Plant-A-Million-Corals, SouthernMost Chamber Music Society Schedule, Impromptu Concerts of KW Schedule,  South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Last Film for the Partnership of KWAHS & The Tropic Cinema for their Summer Series is 9/24, WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG , Tennessee William Museum, & A Partial Listing of the Art Galleries, + More?
Thanks for Reading. Ed

Here is a Link to a Brief Article on Cokie Roberts :Hit ROBERTS.


Part 3 of 3

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

"The Civil War in Key West"   to be next KWAHS Happy Hour with the Historian event
Raise a toast to Key West history with Key West Art & Historical Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., on Wednesday, October 9 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm during her popular "Happy Hour with the Historian" program at the BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton Street, Key West. Enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or well drink while Convertito presents on the evening's topic, "The Civil War in Key West" which will explore the island's historical significance in the context of the American Civil War.
Though fought in thousands of different places, from Pennsylvania to Texas, from New Mexico to Florida, no blood was shed on or around the island. Still, Key West proved to be essential to the Union and the history that followed the war. How, you might wonder, could a city from a Confederate southern state serve the Union forces? Join the historian and learn the fascinating facts.
Happy Hour with the Historian is limited to 60 attendees; reserve your spot now at  $8 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112 or  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.  THE LAST EVENT "Happy Hour with the Historian : Cori Convertito PHD Hemingway the Early Days in KW" was as usual Great Fun and SRO. The Next Issue will have a few photos.

Cori Convertito at the Last "Happy Hour with the Historians"  Ernest Hemingway Early Days in KW

The Next 3 Events Below : are Described in Detail from Materials sent to us from Carol Tedesco & Cricket Desmarais. This Accompanying material due to Space Constraints are found at the very end of this Issue

Call for Collections of Curious, ArtWorks, Baubles & Tchotchkes

KWAHS Announces Live Music at Martello Concert Starring Perpetual Groove & Opening Act "The Happy Dog" Dec. 12, 2019. Fort East Martello

Sail Into Historic Exploration with KWAHS & Archaeologist Corey Malcom PHD Aboard Luxury Sailing Catamaran "Argo Navis"
ALL these events and More from KWAHS below at the Very End of this Issue inc. Historic KWAHS Walks .


Our Next Issue will have a Feature of Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos & Shortly Up in This Issue is a Sneak Preview of a few of the Other Features in the Next Issue


A few more days to go for the TWO Olga Manosalvas Exhibitions :  Karen Wray's "Collections" Gallery.  WWW.COLLECTIONSKEYWEST.COM  
305-923-4778  6810 Front St. Stock Island
 WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.



100% of proceeds to benefit the Key West Cares Efforts for Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas!

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

Editor's Note : As our Regular Readers Know :  We usually keep the proper order of Photos in the events so you can get a better Understanding of the Events. For this Event Feature we start with the Final Musician Set with the First Series of Photos in this Magazine Immediately Below.  Then the next set of Photos : Will have The proper order (Beginning of Concert) to follow with the last set of photos in this Issue with the Group Immediately Below and then the Addition of more Talent Taking the Stage for the Final Musician Set will be in Part 2 Next Issue
The Talent : 
Live Performances by: Billy Currington, Joe Tripp, Rob Benton & Friends, Coffee Butler, Cliff Sawyer, Sheldon Benton
Larry Smith, Ben Harrison, Bubba System, Nick Norman, Larry Baeder, Bill Blue, Christine Cordon Smith ,Robert Albury, K-Mac (Christine McNamara) Clayton Lopez, Mina Lopez-Martin, & More!

Some of the Volunteers : Laurie Thibaud, Bernadette Restivo, Nicolette Alex-Smith, Sheila Sands-Devendorf, Charlie Mench, Leslie Concepcion, Michael Naughton, Marie Welsh, Steve Miller, Jim Gilleran, & Karen Elizabeth Vaught, Jeremy Wilkinson, Lynn Wanous, Judy Brown, Mary Simmons, Ruth Finch-Holland, Currie Wayne Clayton
IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ANYTIME DURING THIS MULTI-PART Feature ; that you can still DONATE ; simply click any of the Website Listings here ... WWW.KEYWESTCARE.COM 

Next Part of the Key West Cares Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at The Key West Theater will begin from the Beginning of the Concert and end with the Stage Full of Artists.

The Next Distinguished Speaker Series Host will be Willie Drye Author of "Storm of the Century :The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935-Revised Edition" Sept. 26 at 6pm at The Custom House (Info. Up Shortly) Including a VENUE CHANGE

WWW.KEYWESTBUTTERFLY.COM 305-296-2988  1316 Duval St.
Part 3 of 3

More of Pt. 3 of 3 The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory; Up Shortly

Last Week we did a Lead Feature on Liza Jane here is the Link

Liza Jane Catana Releases her First Commercial National EP "Alone in a Crowd"

Click this Video Link to Watch the 3:58 Minute Lead Video from the EP
Click this Video Link to Order the EP with Special Price ($4.95) through this Feature : LIZA2

Liza Jane Catana and Nina Newton Played the Little Room Jazz Club Last Two Sunday to a Packed House both Times. We were also treated to a few Duos with Nina and Her Sister
For Our Out of Town Readers :The Little Room Jazz Club is a Great Venue to Watch Jazz and other Similar Types of Music; Never a Cover on their Non Special Event Gigs
 PS ; Great to see Dennis Hyland as the Special Events Manager; Please let me know when you are Dancing next... 


WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM  November 20-24
ALL Access VIP Passes on Sale ; Click VIP for Info. & Purchase

33 East Quay Rd. 305-809-4750

Discovery Saturday from 10-11 a.m. is hosted by the Dolphin Research Center, and children will discover the amazing abilities of dolphins. "Diving Dolphins" will include a game of "Guess the Skull" and other activities to teach children about dolphin biology. Space is limited. The Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center, operated by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, hosts Discovery Saturday for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on the third Saturday of each month. Located in NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West, the Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges.

Part 2 of 2 Peter Max Event at The Key West Gallery

Part 1 Peter Max Works in Last Weeks Issue

WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339

Peter Max May Collector's VIP Studio Event in NYC
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST
Monday, November 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM EST

PETER MAX COLLECTOR'S FLING IN NEW YORK CITY Presented by Key West Gallery For additional details and to RSVP for your preferred date call 305-292-9339 Night 1 Complimentary Dinner Hosted by Key West Gallery Day 2 1 to 3 PM- Visit the Peter Max Studio
Peter Max Studio in New York City

Here are 18 Works from Many Peter Max Work's Available Through The Key West Gallery.  Visit Their Website to See Many Additional Offerings and Of Course Visit their Gallery to See Many Peter Max Works in Person

"Without Borders" Unique Acrylic on Paper 20 X 16 M261890

"Four Seasons II Spring in Central Park" Unique Mixed Media on Paper  16 X 20  M 365988

"Flag with Heart" Unique Acrylic on Paper 22 1/2 & 30 M157925

"Cosmic Series" Unique Mixed Media on Paper 16 X12 M394216

"Homage to Degas :Dance Ballet Rehearsal" Unique Mixed Media on Paper  16 X 20 M409392
More Special Offerings Directly from The Peter Max Village Roadshow Through One of the Largest Peter Max Dealers in the World The Key West Gallery.

Next Two Events at the Key West Gallery
Fantasy Fest Kick-Off with Adam Scott Rote
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:00 PM EDT

Meet the Artist 11am-2pm and 7-10pm Daily. Adam Rote will unveil his newest original and limited edition paintings as he paints live in the gallery. Enjoy show specials and personalized dedications on all new artwork purchases.
Key West Gallery
Fantasy Fest Meet Bill Mack & Gary Welton - VIP Events at Key West Gallery
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM EDT
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11:00 PM EDT

A collection of artwork by two world-renowned artists, Bill Mack & Gary Welton, will be on display & available for acquisition at KWG October 24-26 2019 MEET THE ARTISTS. The Gallery & Show are open to the public: Oct 24 - 26: 10am -11pm & October 26: 10am - 7pm. VIP Private Parade Viewing Party October 26: 7pm - 11pm RSVP required at305-292-9339
Key West Gallery


A few More Features in the Next Issue

A Photo Feature on "Happy Hour with the Historian" : Cori Convertito PHD. Dr. Convertito's Last Subject "Ernest Hemingway's Early Days in KW". Her next "Happy Hour with the Historian" Wed. Oct. 9 at Blue Room (Bottle Cap) Subject : The Civil War & Key West. I have my two Tickets. Thanks Cori

On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Steve Harlan & Additional Wyland Gallery Artists. Complete October Guest Artist Schedule from Jay & Wyland Gallery in Key West in This Issue

The College of The Florida Keys (Formerly Known as FKCC) Raku Ceramic Class Exhibition in the Library

On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Drone Cameras

The College of the Florida Keys (Formerly Known as FKCC) had a Haiku Reading the Night Before Poet B.H. Fairchild Appeared at TWT.  Complimentary Reading at TWT for Poet Chelsea Rathburn Wed. Oct.9 6-8pm

Zazoo Fine Art & Iconic Photo Gallery will have 10 Pieces Next Issue. This Issue has Betty Boop

Next Issue we have a few Photos of the very talented Nina Newton Performing Every Thursday at The Gardens Hotel Cabaret Boutique

Next Issue : Another On-Line Photographic Exhibition from Bob Slitzan

Next Week Photos from the 7th Annual Tropic Cinema 72 Hr. Film Challenge. We were treated to 14 - 6 Minute Films.  One of my Favorite Events.  Executive Associate Editor GianCarlo Espinosa Shot this Feature PLUS  He Was one of the Film Makers.


3 Links for Information & Tickets Further Down in the KWBG Weekly Section

Sept 21 & 22 9th. Annual KW Music Festival
WWW.SMOKINTUNASALON.COM 4 Charles St. 305-517-6350
Info Sent To Us : Staged at at Smokin' Tuna Saloon, from 2 - 9 p.m., both days. If you love Key West LOCAL musicians then this is the place to be. This is a FREE event although a percentage of the proceeds from merchandise sales will go to a Keys charity.

The Next Two Plays from Red Barn Theatre but First

5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Working with a great group of people from the Lion's Club, Marathon Fire, Sheriff's Office and our citizens.  Working together to prepare relief supplies for the Bahamas.

Please take a look at this 2.5 Minute Video of Our Sheriff; Hit SHERIFF Link. Next Issue : More Great Deeds that Sheriff Ramsay and the MCSO Troops Perform.


WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM 319 Duval St. 305-296-9911

First Play of the 2019 / 2020 Season

Dec 10, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. Adapted by Nia Vardalos.

Directed By: Joy Hawkins

A struggling writer takes over as an online advice columnist who admits she doesn't have all the answers but mines her own mistakes to empathically respond to dilemmas that are at the heart of being human. The play was based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed of "Wild" fame (a book and movie starring Reese Witherspoon) and was originally directed by Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton. Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken and finding the courage and humor to take on the questions which sometimes have no answers.


5901 College Rd. 305-296-9081



Bahama Village Music Program kicks of 20th season with 7th Annual  Sugarloaf Oktoberfest celebration
7th. Annual Sugarloaf Oktoberfest celebration is set for Sunday, October 6  at the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar from 3pm-7pm, promising a tasty, musical afternoon for all who attend.  The annual fundraiser benefits the Bahama Village Music Program, an organization that helps bring free musical education to over 200 students aged 6-16 that would otherwise miss out on the lifelong gift of music. 
"It's a good time for a good cause!" says Executive Director Katchen Duncan, who has been with the program since 2002.
Guests can anticipate a delicious pork dinner by South of the Seven, the new restaurant at the Sugarloaf Lodge, a silent auction and live music by musicians Larry Baeder, Ben Harrison, Bill Blue, and many of the program's talented students.
(Photo by Ralph DePalma) 
Now celebrating their 20 th  season, Bahama Village Music Program has served the community through music, with two choirs, two strings programs, a jazz ensemble, a ukulele orchestra, a steel pan band, a musical theatre program, music theory and songwriting classes, the "School of Rock" band, and a summer music camp. Led by Duncan and Program Director Kate Divoll, these classes and individual lessons are taught by more than a dozen student teachers, professional instructors, and dedicated volunteers, helping to create a sense of community spirit and pride while fostering important mentor relationships between local teenage musicians and their students, encouraging parent participation, and enhancing student self-esteem.  The program is fully supported by local donors, foundations, and fundraisers.
Tickets are $15 advance purchase at Sugarloaf Lodge, BVMP at 103 Olivia Street, or online at  and $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the music program, which is funded by local donors, foundations, and fundraisers. For more information or to make an in-kind auction item or monetary donation, call 305.504.7664 or email
IMAGE: Larry Baeder, Gary Hempsey, John Sausser, and Corey Helms jam out at last year's annual Sugarloaf Oktoberfest. This year's celebration is set for Sunday, October 6 th  at the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar from 3pm-7pm, promising a tasty, musical afternoon for all who attend.  The annual fundraiser benefits the Bahama Village Music Program, an organization that helps bring free musical education to over 200 students aged 6-16. Tickets are $15 advance purchase at Sugarloaf Lodge, BVMP at 103 Olivia Street, or online at  and $20 at the door. For more information or to make a donation, call 305.504.7664 or email .  Photo by Ralph DePalma.


Searle Brothers Nursery & The Rainforest Collection
has their Annual Fall Sale at the Nursery & KW
WWW.RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM  6640 SW 172nd. Ave., SW Ranches, Fla, 33331  Larry Searle 954-658-4319  Jeff Searle 954-658-4317 

Fall 2019 Weekend Sale : Oct.4,5 &6
Then a Carry Over Weekend Sale : Oct 11,12 & 13
The Searle Brothers Nursery & The Rainforest Collection will be a Vendor in November for the Key West Garden Club Annual Exhibition and Sale
at West Martello Gardens 
Sometime Early 2020 Jeff, Larry & Crew will be back in West Martello Gardens to Hold their Own Annual Key West Sale. As my regular readers know I have beautiful Gardens ; and much of my Stock is from Searle Brothers Nursery.  I am so looking forward to visiting their Spread in SW Ranch.

Here are just a few of their Large Selection




More Up Shortly

After Many Years Paul and Cori Closed Gildea Contemporary Fine Art Gallery.  I so enjoyed sharing your Brilliant Artists with Our Readers; and Paul ; both you and Cori were always so Helpful.  


This Year we Published a Few Multi-Part / Multi-Week Features from The Groovy History Editors ...They have an amazing Photo Inventory (Thousands) All with Brief Commentaries. WWW.GROOVYHISTORY.COM  They Recently Ran one of their "Remembering the Good Times"; and Next Week's Issue will have about 10 Photos. Here is just One..

Pictured here is Gotham's protector Batman, portrayed by Adam West in the TV series.  By day he is billionaire Bruce Wayne and by night he works tirelessly to protect the inhabitants of his city. Right next to him is his  trusty sidekick, Robin who was played by Burt Ward. 
  Onscreen the Dynamic Duo worked together, thwarting arch-nemeses and saving the city with ease on screen. However, off-screen was an entirely different story, it seemed to be a battle of the male ego. Ward felt like a sidekick in real life, he felt he was underpaid and not treated equally to his co-star Adam West. He also felt the rest of the cast was awarded more luxuries than he was.  The ongoing feud between West and Ward garnered a lot of attention, Ward even b ashed  West in his autobiography: "Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights." wikipedia


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Part 4
Their Classic Car Group Holds Many Car Shows in the NY Area ; This One in Glen Cove LI NY at Morgan Park had 750 Classic Cars.  I will be featuring Most of them in many Issues

More Classic Cars Up Shortly

K-Mac with Larry Smith

Steve Miller from US 1 Radio
Introduces Mayor Teri Johnston

More Hurricane "Dorian" Relief Benefit Concert Up Shortly

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October 1, 2019
Tickets go on sale for all 6 concerts

November 21, 2019 
A potpourri with all 10 SCMS artists offering a taste of the new season and featuring composers Bononcini, Handel, Leoncavallo, Schubert, Saint-Saëns and Sondheim.December 19, 2019 :
Get in the spirit as our artists present an evening of seasonal music. The event will be held in St. Paul's sanctuary which highlights the church's acoustics and magnificent pipe organ. January 16, 2020 :
Vocalists Barbara Staffen, John Baird, and Dean Warden perform Monteverdi, Schubert, Copeland and Weill. February 20, 2020 : Four-hand piano pieces by Dvořak, Chaminade, and Jongen with Ann McFarland and Tim Peterson. March 19, 2020 : An evening of Strings with Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova and Mark Simcox performing Beethoven and Mozart accompanied by Tim Peterson. April 16, 2020 :
Dvořak performed by Irie Monte, Pavla Houdkova, and Mark Simcox accompanied by Ann McFarland plus Bach sung by John Baird accompanied by Tim Peterson and Donna DeForrest


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

Just attended the Screening of the 7th Annual Tropic Cinema 72 Hour Film Challenge : "It was Awesome" ALL Movies WERE SO GOOD ; and a few were Brilliant. Great 90 minutes of Entertainment..Thanks Michael, Carla, & entire staff and especially The Film Makers and their Crews and Actors /Actresses. The Next Issue will have a few Pictures from the Red Carpet shot by Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Espinosa.

Here is Just Two of the 14 Photos that will be in the Feature by Executive Contributing Editor GianCarlo Espinosa ( Who also Produced a Film "Altered States")  WWW.FOREVERMUSICNOW.COM 305-600-7836

"Drunk Hemingway"

"First Love"

One More Feature from The Trop : The Tropic Cinema in Partnership with the KWAHS

Key West Art & Historical Summer Film Series/Art & Artists

Here is the Facebook Link to the Entire Series
One More Films from this Partnership are 9/24


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

Wed. Sept 25 "Meet the Residency Artists : Pot Luck In the Courtyard" 6-8PM. New Event Venue at 529 EATON St. ( Right Next to their Main Building Corner of Eaton & Simonton : No Longer at the Original Studios Behind the Armory on Ashe St..

Cynthia Back has exhibited widely both in the U.S. and internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation; residencies and fellowships to The Artists Centre Dale, Norway; The Women's Studio Workshop, Blue Mountain Center, Acadia National Park; The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ltd., Ireland, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, The Cill Rialaig Project, Ireland, and The MacDowell Colony.  Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Library of Congress, and more.

Anayansi Prado is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose independent productions have been broadcast nationally on PBS. Her works include "Maid in America" about Latina domestic workers in LA, "Children in No Man's Land" about unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US/Mexico border and "Paraiso for Sale" about American retirees migrating to Panama. Prado is a Rockefeller Media Fellow, a Creative Capital Artist and has received support for her work from The MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Fledgling Fund and others. Prado has a BS degree in Film from Boston University

Here are 4 More events from TSKW


4 Upcoming Special Events from TSKW
Sept 20 5-7PM at Truman WaterFront Park : A Cultural Celebration
Oct. 3- 28 (Reception 10/3) Master Slacker : Jack McDonald & Wonderdog Productions
Nov. 15-19 Havana's 500th Year Anniversary
Dec 5-26 (with Reception 12/5 (6-8pm) Outside the Lines : Winter's Members Exhibition

Great Job George Fernandez and Samuel Trophia & Their Entire Crew


Part 2 : Top 25 Prototype / One of a Kind Manufacturer Built. What is Amazing about these Cars; is that many were built decades ago and look like they could be on the Market Now.

See the September 9 Issue for Part 1
2017 Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

1958 Ford Nucleon. Yes In Fact in the 50s Ford was working on Building very Small Nuclear Reactors for this Car...

1971 Alfa Romeo Caimano

1999 Bentley Hunaudieres

Genesis Essentia

General Motors 1938 Buick Y Job. Remember the Cars of the 30's were for the most part extremely Large Sedans that also were Extremely Large in Height. In 1938 this car had the look of Early 50's.

2015 Toyota Kikai

Pt 3 "25 of the ALL Time Best Prototypes in the Next Issue


More from Peter Max and The Key West Gallery but First more from the "Key West Cares" Concert
"Quiet Lake"  Unique Mixed Media on Paper 23 X 38 M259920

These guys were GREAT : The Billy Currington Band. Hit This Link for 2019 Videos from their Current Tour

Key West Care's Jimmy Gilleran
Intros 5 X KW Mayor Craig Cates ( Who Ran against him for his 5th. Term? Randy Becker & Who Else, Who Else? 

The City of Key West Donates a Fire Truck Hit Below Link & Also gives Key West Cares a Commendation


"Two Hearts" Unique Acrylic on Paper"  20 X 16 Unique Acrylic on Paper  M251996

"Western Wall" Unique Mixed Media on Paper  Unique Mixed Media on Paper 24 1/2 X 27  M307642

"Walking in Reeds" Unique Acrylic on Paper 20 X 16

"Heart" Unique Acrylic on Canvas  20 X 20 M339593

"Four Season II Autumn in Central Park Unique Mixed Media Acrylic on Paper 16 X 20 M407088 
Our Final Part of Part 2 in this Issue Up Shortly

Part 2 of 2 in this Issue


A Few of the Other Artist that Anna has Approved for her Gallery.

This is a wall of Mermaids that Anna's Mother (Connie Sweet Dallas) Painted; they are really good..The Wall to the right also has more of her work and Additional Artists that we'll Feature in this Issue.

Up Shortly Close Ups of Anna's Guest Artists Hanging in her Galleries and More Mermaids.

Surfing USA 

Anna Sweet Comments "Proud to announce my collaboration with local Key West Shaper Matt Atkinson. These boards are hand shaped by Matt and completed by me. This is a project I've had in my mind for years and I'm so proud to finally share it with the world."  The Next Issue will have more Photos from Anna Sweet & Matt Atkinson's Collaboration. 

"Waves"  : "The Round Series"

More "Waves"

"Jane" by Anna Sweet : "Angel of the Dark"
This Piece is Part of A Limited Edition of 50 & Available in 4 Sizes : 24 X 30, 32 X 40, 40 X 50, & 48 X 60.  Dye Sublimation Print Overlaid with Resin Minerals, Glow Pigment & Diamond Dust. Available for purchase in Galleries.
HIT EXPLORE MORE LINK for More Boards, Babes, Waves, Rounds, and other Anna Sweet's Work. PLUS Hit any of the 3 Website Areas Above to be Taken to a Real Treat
MUCH MORE FROM ANNA SWEET's Gallery Artists Up Shortly.

IMPORTANT VENUE CHANGE for The Next Distinguished Speaker 9/26 Willie Drye "Storm of the Century : The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (Revised Edition)
 Now Being Held at the Margaritaville Hotel's (Formerly The Westin) Ballroom. More Info in this Feature 

Storm of the Century
The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 Revised Edition
On Thursday, September 26, from 6:00PM - 7:00PM, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Willie Drye, author of "Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935,"to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Drye will discuss how he originally came to write about the 1935 hurricane, the people he met in the course of his research, and the hurricane itself. He will also present his newly released "Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 - Revised Edition," updated with additional details about the hurricane of 1935, along with a new chapter devoted entirely to Hurricane Irma, which struck the Keys in 2017.  I have my Ticket; Thanks for the Book Willie.

Willie Drye will be discussing the new edition of his classic book,
 Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
 and signing copies on September 26 at the Customs House Museum in Key West. The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore has this to say about it: "A scenario similar to the 1935 hurricane is one of my biggest fears as a forecaster today. This is a haunting and very possible scenario in coastal areas that have seen exponential growth since this monster. Willie Drye's book relives that 1935 horror and reminds us how breathtaking and unforgiving paradise can be." 

Storm of the Century
 is considered the definitive story of what is still the most powerful hurricane to make U.S. landfall. The revised and expanded edition includes new information about the hurricane and the people who were caught in it and a new chapter about Hurricane Irma. The Labor Day hurricane's 200 mph winds and 20-foot storm surge devastated the Upper Keys on September 2, 1935, killing more than 400 people, including about 260 World War I veterans living in beachfront work camps and working on a construction project. Advance tickets for Drye's presentation are recommended, and can be obtained from the 

Sponsored by the Helmerich Trust, Marriot Beachside Hotel, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, early ticket purchase is recommended.  Distinguished Speaker Series presentation tickets are $5 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members, and are available at , click 'tickets.'
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.

Photo by Carol Tedesco
The Key West Art and Historical Society Presents FREE Historic Marker Tours (Go to their Website for Additional Info.) and the very bottom of this Issue with the Other Longer Descriptions of the upcoming KWAHS Events

More from the Key West Cares Hurricane Relief Benefit but First
Searle Brothers Nursery & The Rainforest Collection
has their Annual Fall Sale at the Nursery
WWW.RAINFORESTCOLLECTION.COM 6640 SW 172nd. Ave., SW Ranches, Fla, 33331  Larry Searle 954-658-4319  Jeff Searle 954-658-4317 

Part 2 of 2 Searle Brothers Nursery & RainForest Collection Fall Shows & Exhibitions 


Exotic & Rare Plants

Thanks Larry and Jeff and Your Entire Crew for Bringing Amazing Amounts of your Beautiful Plants a few Hundred Miles to Us from the MainLand. Our Green Thumb Readers ; you really should visit their Headquarters at SW Ranches. Watch for additional Info. on the Exact Dates they will be coming to The Key West Garden Club & Fort West Martello Gardens.

Rob Benton

Great Riffs from this Singer / Rapper
Sheldon Benton; What an Amazing Singer 

All Three were Brilliant

More Up from Key West Cares and The Key West Theater
WWW.KEYWESTCARES.COM  (You Can Make a POST Concert Donation)


Thank You Liz and Martha for insuring that our 8000 Readers are kept Up to Date with Information.

Florida Keys Council of the Arts and the South Florida Cultural Consortium present FREE Application Workshop in Key West 
The South Florida Cultural Consortium Program offers the largest regional, government-sponsored artists' grants in the United States, awarding $15,000 and $7,500 grants to resident visual and media artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. Since it was established in 1988, the Consortium has awarded close to $4 million in fellowships to over 300 artists. In addition to receiving the grant, the artists take part in an exhibition hosted and organized by a visual arts institution in one of the five counties.
How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being noticed? Find out at one of four workshops being offered across the South Florida region. Attendance at a workshop is encouraged, but not required. Our local workshop will be held Friday, September 20th from 2 until 4 pm, Gato Building, First Floor Conference room, located at 1100 Simonton Street, Key West, Florida.    Please RSVP: 305-295-4369 or
Application deadline is Monday, October 28, 2019, 11:59 pm
Application is available now, and can be found on our website,  under Important Links and Grants tab, or click here:

New Exhibition from Alaen Ledesma Fernandez
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts, in conjunction with Ocean Sotheby's International Realty in Islamorada and Latin American Art Magazine is proud to announce the upcoming show: "The Charm of the Florida Keys", an exhibition of Cuban Artist Esteban Machado, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez. An opening reception on Friday, September 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Roberto Russell Gallery at Ocean Sotheby's International Realty, 81888 Overseas Highway in Islamorada.
Join us to enjoy the artwork, also hors d'oeuvres and wine presented by Ocean Sotheby's, and live music. All work on exhibit are original paintings and are available for sale.
This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Ocean Sotheby's, and Latin American Art Magazine, as well as other supporters.   Free parking is available. RSVP's appreciated, please call Maria at Ocean Sotheby's, 305-712-8888.
Image Below: "El Peregrino" (The Pilgrim), painting by Esteban Machado

Alaen has been curating many Exhibitions the last few years; and he and his pose are very nice.

PLUS A FEW WEEKS (Maybe Just a Few Days) LEFT TO SEE The Two Exhibitions at Gato
"Tropical Madness" A Group Floral Art Exhibition
"On the Hook" Photographic Exhibition from Everyone's Friend and Brilliant Photographer Mark Hedden


Part 2 of 2
Maggie Ruley - Island Inspirations
933B Fleming St.  305-304-1013

September Survivors Flash Sale: Original Artwork -Deep Discount
*Flash Sale* this Saturday, September 21, 10:30 -2:30
Sale includes paintings that have "survived" numerous seasons and need to move on. Included are many 16 x 20" paintings, experimental pieces, large and small work on paper, small size pillows. Now for the details and 'fine print'
Please note:
-Location 933b Fleming Street, street parking only.
-Duval Loop bus stop #17 is nearby, bus is free.

"Green Flash"

"Ocean Diva"

"Hear of the Island" Diptych
Up Shortly more from Maggie Ruley & and Her Island Inspirations Gallery ; Including some of her Featured Artists & Students


We Now start Part 4

The Long Island Black Artists Association at the Plainview Library on Long Island, New York.  This Excellent Artist Association puts on Group Shows at Various LI NY Venues.  They have been Generous in sharing their works with us in the past and now.. 
WWW.LIBARTISTS.COM One of the Main Contacts is Maxine Townsend-Broderick The President
 M.Townsend-Broderick@Att.Net. Pardon the Numbers as Identifiers ; Hopefully will be updating the Artists Identification at a Later Date; also call me at 954-448-4324 in case I get the List from Maxine before the next Issue.

LIB 48 





More from the (LIBAA) Long Island Black Artist Association Up Shortly

281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Part 3 in this Issue of Our Part 2 of 2
WWW.KEYWESTGALLERY.COM 601 Duval St. 305-292-9339
ALL these Paintings Available at Key West Gallery ; and is one of the Largest Dealers in the World; with many Works Hanging Year Round

"Retro : Sunset Sail"  Unique Mixed Media on Paper  11X11 M320303

"Umbrella Man on Paper"Acrylic on Paper 20 X 16  M410176

"Big Red Flowers" Unique Mixed Media Acrylic on Paper 28 X 21

"Liberty Head" Unique Mixed Media  24 X 24 M337453

"Starry Starry Night"Unique Mixed Media on Paper  20 X16 M400987

"Friends " Acrylic on Paper  22.25 X 30 M381291

"Pittsburgh Steeler NFL Helmet" Acrylic on Helmet M301907'
Schedule of Events and Visiting Artists Schedule in the First Section of The Key West Gallery in this Issue (ABOVE)

This Excellent On-Line Newspaper / Magazine has Hundreds of Local News Features-Photo-Videos and Fantastic Investigative Reporting.  Go to their Above Website to see ALL The Updated Features.

Part 4 (Up Shortly in This Issue) : The Gold Coast Cruisers Car Show Featuring 750 Cars on Glen Cove Long Island New York



The 2020 local elections in Monroe County include State Senate, State and U.S. Representatives, three County Commission seats, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, State Attorney, Public Defender and four judgeships. City of Key West Mayor and three Key West City Commission seats, two Monroe County School Board and two Florida Keys Mosquito Control District seats will also be on the 2020 ballot. Lastly, we will also be voting on the second KEYS Energy Lower Keys representative. (LINK to FULL LIST)  
Support Good Government! Go to, or email for more information on the election


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Mark's Works in the Background

Here is the Menu Link 


Photo by Alyson Crean
Video Link Below Supplied by Carol Tedesco

With the contracts in place and a new fiscal year around the corner, the City of Key West wants to formally introduce its new City Manager, Greg Veliz and Assistant City Manager, Patti McLauchlin. With the retirement of Jim Scholl, Veliz has been chosen by the City Commission to move from his former role as assistant city manager. Veliz tapped McLauchlin from her former role as IT director.
Veliz was born and raised in Key West and came to work with the City in 2005 as a field inspector with the environmental protection/utilities division. He was named deputy director of the Community Service Department in 2006, then promoted to the position of director in 2008. This department encompasses some of the most fundamental aspects of providing service to the community ranging from keeping the streets clean through public works, to overseeing City parks and recreation areas. Special events, sidewalk and right-of-way maintenance and City facilities: all fall under the purview of this department.
In 2014, Veliz was promoted to Assistant City Manager of Operations where he worked directly with the City Manager overseeing the operations of some 15 City departments including the ports, utilities, engineering, and transit.
In 2016, the City's two assistant city manager positions were melded into one, and Veliz also took on the administrative responsibilities of that position.
Veliz is passionately involved in the island's youth and sports. He's been an active volunteer coach with the youth leagues, the Boys and Girls Club and Relay for Life. He's served on multiple boards throughout the years.
Veliz and his wife Teri are celebrating 23 years of marriage this year. They have two daughters and three sons, one of whom - Gregory - is currently pitching for the LA Angels. In addition, they have eight grandchildren.
Patti McLauchlin hails from South Carolina. Some 40 years ago, she and her 14-month old son Franklin came to Key West.
McLauchlin has worked with the City for more than 30 years in a number of capacities, giving her a broad understanding of every aspect of municipal government. She started with the police department in dispatch and later the records department. While there, she discovered her propensity for information technology by creating a computer system for records. She later served the City as a trainer.
In 2002, she was promoted to the role of IT Director. Under her leadership, the IT department has helped the City evolve with fast-moving technology to provide accessible, state-of-the-art access to all aspects of City government to the community. During her tenure, all City departments have become more responsive to the public's needs through IT ranging from in-car police reporting to on-line payments. McLauchlin has improved the City's efficiency in all departments with the introduction of new software systems, hardware, and aggressive training programs to keep an every-changing staff up to date.
McLauchlin's son Franklin, after growing up in Key West, became a United States Air Force fighter pilot. He has retired and lives in South Carolina with the light of McLaughlin's life: her two grandsons.
Click this Video Link Link sent over from Carol Tedesco
ALSO Alyson Just sent This:
Beginning October 1 st, Key West residents can purchase their new annual residential parking permit for Old Town. The new multi-colored stickers will help ensure marked residential parking spaces are reserved for residents.
The permits cost $20 a year. They are available at the Monroe County Tax Assessor's office at the Harvey Government Center. Applicants will need to show proof of residency in Key West as well as a driver's license and vehicle registration in order to obtain the residential parking permit.
In addition to ensuring that residents can park in the marked residential spaces, the permit parking for up to four hours, one time per day, without paying in any one of the five parking lots:
  Fire Station #2 in the 600 block of Simonton,    Key West Bight main lot in the 800 block of Caroline,          Park N Ride garage in the 300 block of Grinnell,        Truman Waterfront Park (except during events),        Smather's Beach on-street parking on South Roosevelt Blvd
In order to use the permit in these areas, you must enter the permit number into the pay to park machine and display the receipt on your dash.
Old Town has over 1000 parking spaces marked as residential. Eligible vehicles will have exclusive rights to these spaces. The permits are available to residents, real estate property owners, military personnel stationed in Key West, seasonal residents who reside within the city for over four months of the year, and business vehicles affiliated with a business licensed in the city.
The parking permit does not in any way affect the 750 unmarked spaces or the 60 handicapped parking spaces in Old Town. Downtown workers who are not eligible for the permits are encouraged to explore the special monthly permit at the Park N Ride on Grinnell Street.


Don Oriolo's Father "Joe" Worked for this Classic Animation Group; and Don Continues to work ( as many of his Styles) the Fleischer Studio Style / Genre as a Tribute to his Dad. Don is one of the FEW Approved Artists for Fleischer Studios and King Features.  Zazoo Fine Art & Photographic Gallery Owner and Artist is Pleased to Share his Latest Betty Boop Paintings. If you are Interested in Owning any of the Below ; contact James at 305-294-8925 James@zazooArt 

ALL Below are Original Mixed Media on Canvas. All Below are 12 X 16. All Below are $1495.

"Curtain Call"




"Too Pooped to Boop"

Next Week's Issue will have about 12 Iconic Photos and Art. Here is Rolling Stone Magazine Photographer Terry O'Neill "Amy Winehouse".  Subjects Next Week : The Rolling Stones, Steve McQueen, Wonder Woman, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, The Bee Gees, Graffiti Artist Tracy 168, Peanuts by Charles Shultz , Tom Everhart, & a Few More from Don Oriolo

We Continue with Classic Cars from Gold Coast Cruisers Up Next but First we continue with the Key West Cares Hurricane Disaster Benefit for The Bahamas. 


Part 4
Pres. Don

Held on Glen Cove Long Island New York at Morgan Park. I took over 1001 Photos and will use about 800 Spread Out Over a Few Issues (Well Many Issues). If any of the readers would like me to send them the entire 800 Photos in a 3 or 4MB Size Format each Photo ; will be glad to do so..Simply send me a Request to EK10@AOL.COM ( No Charge of Course)

More Up Shortly


WWW.BVMPKW.ORG 103 Olivia St. 305-504-7664
FB Link Click BVMPKW

Bahama Village Music Program kicks of 20th season with 7th Annual  Sugarloaf Oktoberfest celebration. More Details in the Lead Feature we did on BVMPKW further UP.

More Anna Sweet

Here is More from Anna's Mom : Connie Sweet Dallas

"Happy Hour"

"Salty Dog"
"Rose All Day"

'Frieda" by Jennifer Lashbrooke  36 X 48 Limited Handworked Prints of Paint Swatch Collage
More of Anna Sweet's Artists Up Shortly


EDITORS NOTE : Large Sale by Maggie and Her Artists Sat. September 21
Maggie Ruley - Island Inspirations
933B Fleming St.  305-304-1013

We Now Continue with Part 3 of 3 Maggie Ruley's Island Inspiration

"Three Wishes" David Scott Meyer

I Purchased This Painting by Maggie

Maggie Ruley - Island Inspirations
933B Fleming St.  305-304-1013


WWW.TSKW.ORG 305-296-0458 533 Eaton St.
Further UP ; are some pretty interesting Events and Exhibitions from TSKW...One of my Favorite Monthly Hangs is The Residency Artist Program; and their Pot Luck Residency Artists on the Porch. Next one is Wed. Sept. 25 at NEW VENUE ; The Small Hotel right next to their Large Eaton St. / Simonton Complex..The New address for On The Porch is 529 Eaton. Additional Info. Above.

We Now Continue with







This Ends our 4 Part Summer Exhibition from The Long Island Black Artists Exhibition from the Plainview LI NY Library. Thanks Again LIBAA for sharing with our 8000 Weekly Keys Fla. and Hampton LI Readers.

Further UP are many Events and Exhibitions from  KWAHS ; and greater detail on many of these events are at the End of This Issue......


Last Week We Had a 3 Part Feature on the Annual 2019 Kick OFF Party from Aids Help Monroe County at the Usual Brilliant OceanFront Hotel The SouthernMost House.  Please click the Sept 9. Complete Issue below ( We Skipped the Sept. 16 Issue due to Time Constraints) to See ALL The Activity and Find Out About the 4 Candidates in the Link Below to our Sept 9, 2019 Issue.  PS  : The Next KWBG Luncheon at The Beachside Marriott is Wed. Oct.2 with Executive Dir. of AH Monroe Co. Scott Pridgen Bringing the 4 candidates

305-296-6196  1434 Kennedy Dr.  Info@AHMONROE.ORG

The Sept. 9, 2019 3 Part Feature had help from these AH Monroe : Peter Arnow, official Royal Campaign AH photographer ; Michael Blades, local AH supporter and advocate; Rodney Ross, AH Public Information Specialist & Keys Blast Contributing Associate Feature Editor.

The Yearly Host Venue : The SouthernMost House

2019 - 20 Purveyors


More from The Gold Coast Cruisers on LI NY
WWW.GOLDCOASTCRUISERS.ORG 750 Cars in Morgan Park in Glen Cove, LI, NY

More Up Shortly


Next Week Steve Harlan (Below is one of his Walls)

One of the Many Walls from Wyland

Wyland Visits the Key West Gallery Frequently. Last Month Michael Cheval made one of his Frequent Visits; You MUST SEE His Art ( Hanging Year Round). Here is their Upcoming Schedule of Visiting Artists in October 2019

Oryan:  October 3-4-5-6,  David Miller:  October 10-11-12-13,  Stephen Muldoon:  October 18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26,  Steve Harlan:   October 21-22-23-24-25-26-27,  Steve Barton:  October 22-23-24-25-26,  Walfrido Garcia:
 22-23-24-25-26-27, Big Wave - David Wight
Oct. 22-23-24-25-26, Steve Quarterly 22-23-24-25-26-27


MCSO Animal Farm (Usually the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month) Next Open is September 22 


Steve Miller from US1 Radio Introducing Ben Harrison and Larry Baeder

Radio Celebrity Gary EK from the X 104.9 and Steve Miller US 1 Radio Chat about Hot Dogs.
A Bidding on a Party Provided by Joe Sweeny's Weeney's with Musician Extroadinaire Larry Baeder 

A few More Pics of the 50/50 Raffle ( worth $600) & The Bidding on the Hot Dog Party after this Break from United Way and FKSPCA

Thank you for helping us support Monroe County students! 
or Mail check to United Way PO Box 2143 KW 33045

WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


Kate Miano Bidding on the Hot Dog Party which is fairly Funny since Kate is one of the Elite Party Throwers in Key West

Volunteer Karen Elizabeth Vaught (Black & White Dress) Congratulates the 50 / 50 Winner (Black Dress) Marie Welsh ; also a Volunteer.

Larry Smith having a Laugh with Kate Miano; Of Course Kate Donates Hundreds of Thousands & and Of Course Donates her 4 Star Resort as the Host Venue to many Non-Profit Organizations.

More Up Shortly ; to Make Post Event Donations go to any of the website Links I have for Key West Cares   WWW.KEYWESTCARES.COM


Books and Books at TSKW (Corner Simonton and Eaton)


Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks


Mall on Duval : The Next Issue will have Updated Info on this Test Project. The Test Project has Been Extended to November and will start at 5PM & Will only happen ( for the rest of the Test) ONLY The First Weekend of October & November 2019. These Special Event Weekends will also pay homage to a Not for Profit Organization every Month; as well as Providing Additional Entertrainment / Visuals  and things to do on The Mall . Please follow any of the Press Releases that are put out there for any updated Information.  I am ALL FOR Having a Year Round Mall on the Entire Length of Duval Street ; or right now at the very least if a Mall is not in the Immediate Future : Clean Duval Up; Put some Greenery and Plants, and somehow PLEASE PLEASE Figure Out the excessive Noise from Gas based Traffic; especially the Motorcycle Noise. I am addressing everyone involved with Duval St. ( Not Just the City). Ed Krane; OH and Yes regardless of the Side You are on about Mall on Duval : MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ; this is an extremely Important Project for the fate of Key West and it's Continuation as a Tourist Destination.  Understand the Pros and Cons; and share these observation; and not just give an opinion that you Hear/Read or a Boss tells you ; or Hear an Opinion from a Fellow Duval Street Business Owner (Pro or Con). 


NOW is the largest organization of feminist grass-roots activists in the US. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states. Since its founding 1966, NOW's purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism, to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. 
Key West NOW meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at Shanna Key and we welcome your presence.


"Photos of the Week" by Executive Associate Editor Peter Arnow. You can also See Peter's Photos in the Konk Life Publications.

(Top-Left) Chip DeVoe, co-owner of the Southernmost Escape Rooms, hosted the September mixer of the Key West Business Guild.
(Top-Right) Jack Dingeman of Mangoes Restaurant welcomes a festive group of women from Dallas during his Womenfest Drag Bruch.

(Bottom-Left) Karen Elizabeth Vaught volunteers her time at the Key West Cares fundraiser held  at the Key West Theater.
(Bottom-Right) Jimmy Gilleran came over to the Key West Business Guild monthly mixer held at Southernmost Escape to encourage members to support Key West Cares fundraiser for the Bahamas.


Monday-Wednesday-Friday 7:45 AM 
(weather permitting). 
An invigorating blend of stretches, dance, Pilates and yoga for the body, mind and spirit for Individuals and Couples. Towels, Mats, Weights, Music & Instruction for ONLY $15.  526 Angela Street at The Gardens Hotel ( Corner Simonton and Angela). 305-294-3381.  Ask for Concierge as well if you don't see the Group in the Gardens.

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. Kyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

 One of the ways to Support Dance Key West is of course Make a Donation to this Truly Deserving Non Profit; and Another Way is "Wine Bingo for Dance Key West" at Vinos 810 Duval St.. Contact Vinos and Dance Key West for their upcoming Events

717 Love Lane


New Key West Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront 10a-2pm
On July 16 the Key West City Council approved a weekly Farmers Market at Truman Waterfront. The decision came after new organizers came forward to fill the void left by the abrupt departure of the Green Market at Bayview Park. Jill Snodgrass and Sean Krikorian, owners of the event firm Daily Plan-it, already organize the popular seasonal Key West Artisan Market at Higgs Beach so it was a natural fit. "We feature many of the same vendors who came to us expressing a need and desire to continue serving the people of Key West," Krikorian explained. "Many of them participate in a market almost every day somewhere in the keys, so missing an option on Thursdays left a void for them as well as the patrons."  The Truman Waterfront Advisory Board reached out to encourage selection of that recently renovated area as the new location and both vendors and organizers agreed it is a perfect choice.
The new event will began August 1 and continue every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. The show will feature produce sold by the Homestead farmer who grows it, Rosie, the famous cheese lady, orchids and native plants, pickles, honey, handcrafted items and other specialties. Organizers are applying to make the show EBT/SNAP friendly so affordable fresh food will be available to more people. Working locals are urged to take advantage of the many prepared items and stop at the market during their lunch break to enjoy a seaside picnic while they shop. Parking is plentiful and free with a resident parking permit. Visitors are encouraged to use the free pink Duval Loop Bus which stops close by. The new splash park and tours of the Ingham are also available in the park.
"When the Green Market closed many locals were very vocal about wanting a farmers market option in their backyard." Krikorian said, "We hope everyone shows up to support this and helps make sure its sustainable."
For more information or to participate, contact Sean K at 305.731.3385 or visit facebook kwfarmersmarket
Allison Rich
Sr. Library Assistant
Monroe County Public Library
700 Fleming Street
Key West, FL  33040

We are so excited to announce that we are bringing Wednesday night movies back to the library.  We will have all of the titles listed on our website  Thanks!  

Movie Nights at the Library
The Key West Library will host Wednesday night movies during the month of October starting at 5:00 pm.  Our theme for the month is Cult Classic Horror flicks.  All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 305-292-3595.   


The Last Few Issues of The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends
APRIL 1 2019
APRIL 8 2019
APRIL 15 2019
April 29 2019
May 27 (Last Issue of the 2018 / 2019) Season
Special Edition Summer Issue #1 June 24
Special Edition Summer Issue#2 July 15, 2019
Special Edition Summer Issue#3 Aug. 5, 2019
Special Edition Summer Issue#4 Aug. 19, 2019
FIRST ISSUE OF THE 2019 / 2010 Season  Sept. 9
Due to Extreme Time Constraints the Sept 16 Issue was SKIPPED
SECOND ISSUE Sept 23 This Issue; and will have the URL shortly after Publish Date
There is a Very Good Probability that we will SKIP the Sept. 30 Issue

Our last Part of Part 4 From the Gold Coast Cruiser Show in this Issue. Look for Part 5 in Our Next Issue..Only 600 Classic Cars to Go.

Pres. Don

Part 5 Next Issue


From the Key West Business Guild
 808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
WWW.GAYKEYWESTFL.COM  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603.
Next Luncheon 10/2 at The Marriott Beachside (Special Guests Exec. Dir. AH Monroe Co. Scott Pridgen & The 4 Candidates Running for the 2019 K&Q Fantasy Fest.
Next Mixer  Wed. 10/9 The Laureate Hotel 5:30-7:30p  3444 N. Roos. Blvd. 
 KW Headdress Ball Oct. 24, 2019. Click RESERVE and DONATE to do either or both

2019 Headdress Ball Oct 24

Great Job on your Weekly Friday E-Mail Campaigns ; and ALL the Member's Businesses; and Special Event Flyers


We Now Continue with Our Feature on Anna Sweet

"Key Lime" by Loren Ivergeson  24 X 36 Fine Art Print on Paper

"Coral Pineapple" Sarah LaPierre  36 X 48  Thick Acrylic Paint with Palette Knife on Canvas 

"Sunset Key"  36 X 48
Thanks Again Anna.. I will probably have a Feature on some of The Gallery's other Guest Artists Soon


Next Week's Issue will have a few of their Most Recent Photo Galleries ; However Why Wait? Hit Above Link & Go to Their Website.


WWW.KEYWEST.GARDEN  305-296-1504
5201 College Rd.  

The Nursery at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be offering native trees, shrubs and vines for sale from 9am to noon on Saturday, September 21, 2019.   161 species of plants are now available bringing the inventory to more than 1,500 plants which attract butterflies and birds.   Key West Tropical Forest members receive a 15% discount.  All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program.

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on Stock Island is seeking volunteers to help with the Nursery, Garden and general office help.  No experience necessary and training is provided.  Volunteer hours apply toward Community Service for students, City, County & State Programs. For more information contact the Garden office at (305) 296-1504, email or go online to to sign up.  
The 15-acre Key West Tropical Forest is seeking volunteers who want learn about our native plants by helping with trimming, weeding, installation, mowing and general maintenance in the Garden.  The Garden supplies all tools and gloves.   The Garden's nursery is also seeking volunteers who want to learn more about our natives by propagating, transplanting and helping to maintain the 1,500 plants.  Volunteers meet in the nursery on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 to noon.  For more information, please call 305-296-1504 or email  Also visit the website at
The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island, Key West, Florida.  For information about visiting the Garden, please visit  or call 305.296.1504.


WWW.MARCHOUSE.ORG  305-296-9556


Q-Magazine from Neil Chamberlain 
WWW.QKEYWEST.COM 305-396-8227


5525 College Rd. 305-296-2424

Working with a great group of people from the Lion's Club, Marathon Fire, Sheriff's Office and our citizens.  Working together to prepare relief supplies for the Bahamas.

Please take a look at this 2.5 Minute Video of Our Sheriff; Hit SHERIFF Link. Next Issue : More Great Deeds that Sheriff Ramsay and the MCSO Troops Perform.

Thanks Bob , Melody, Actors, Directors, Writers , and Crew for the Great Summer Plays

  WWW.XPTHEATREXP.COM 302-540-6102 performed at
 Bob Bowersox XP THEATRE 
 Click this XPLink for more Info. 


 The Tennessee Williams Museum Exhibit 513 Truman Ave. 305-204-4527

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses Constant Contact for our Database Management and Production. It's amazingly Easy and the Customer Support is second to none (With a Tie with Dell). WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM 866-289-2101


Rebecca Tomlinson (Artistic Managing Director  305-587-8961)   Tickets at


WWW.INSTITUTOSANCARLOS.ORG 516 Duval St. 305-294-3887 




Edited Encore ; Complete Feature the last Two Issue; Here is the Link
Above will also give you Submission of Costumes  / Bras


October 17, 2019  7-10PM at The Key West Theater

 1511 Truman Ave. 305-294-4004.

Click this Page to go Directly to their DONATE Page

Since its inception in 2007, artists' participation has helped the event net over $120,000 to help provide hundreds of women in need with free or affordable services. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 1 st . Download your application now at , get started on your design, and know that your participation helps raise awareness of breast health while raising money to help Womankind advance its mission to provide breast cancer screenings and exams to local women. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating   and can be purchased at  starting August 15.  For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist's bra, contact Mel at  or call Womankind at 305-294-4004.  This Feature was Edited due to Space Constraints ; go to last Week's Issue for the Full Copy

Click this  LINK1 for their Facebook Page


Please go to their Facebook Pages and Website for Event Listings as well as Great Features

Here is a Video Link about "Car Free Key West & One Spot that they just added more Bike Racks

-------------------------------------   305-766-9727 Peter Arnow 305-923-9645

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends are in Many of the Playbills Every Year.  Target Market Visibility to an UPSCALE Disposable Income Demographic.

Roberta and Peter Say Reserve Early

To be seen in any of the 2019-20 Cultural Arts Publications

September 20 for the Headdress Ball 2019 Program, (Perhaps Roberta & Peter have extended This Deadline 
October 1 for Marathon Community Theatre and Studios of Key West,
October 18 for  Red Barn Theatre, Key West Theater, Fringe Theatre, Waterfront Playhouse and South Florida Symphony, November 1 for Tennessee Williams Theatre and Truman Foundation, November 15 for Impromptu Concerts, Anne McKee Art Auction Program, February 15 for Key West Songwriter's Festival, May 1 for PrideFest Key West 2020,  Mystery Fest Key West, Key West Summer Stage 2020, May 15  for Key West International Guitar Festival, June 1 for Tropical Heat 2020, July 1  for WomenFest 2020



407 Wall St. 305-294-5015

Oct 19-25


WWW.FKSPCA.ORG 5230 College Rd. 305-296-1504


WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM 305-440-0529 2011 Flagler Ave. 
Gracy sends regards and tells us : This website was created to make easier to event goers to find times and dates. Companies can save time and always have updated/available events available to them and their customers. They don't have to search every local news paper to find what they need. They have ready and combined information on one calendar. It's also online and therefore very convenient. Most people are digital nowadays. Another selling point is that the calendar of events will provide useful information that can be used for scheduling. Any company who is having a special event can look at the global calendar and avoid clashing times/dates with other organizations. This also allows them to attract more people to their events by scheduling their own events when other organizations aren't scheduled. 

 305-293-7500  1100 Simonton St. 33040

(Formerly Known as and/or AKA Aids Help CC)

 305-296-6196  1434 Kennedy Drive 33040


UPDATED RECENTLY (Of course their site will give you the Most Updated Schedule; as well as Excellent Info. and Great Photos)..

        September 29th - Those People in the Back Stage Listening Room - Show 7pm/Doors 6:30pm, September 29th - An Evening with Coffee Butler & Friends - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   October 3rd-Anders Osborne: Solo-Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    October 5th - Chris Duarte - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    October 13th - Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty "Damn the Torpedoes" - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   October 17th - Womankind's BraZaar: Live Auction Fundraiser - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,   October 20th - Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    October 28th -The Allman Betts Band at Sunset Green Event Lawn - Show 7pm/Doors 5:30pm,   November 2nd - Key West Wonderful Night of Blues - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     November 4th - Acoustic Alchemy - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, November 8th - Justin Hayward - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    November 10th - Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     November 13th - Wizards of Winter - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   November 23rd -World Guitar Rock N' Roll Festival: Tribute to Queen & AC/DC- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 1st - Max Weinberg's Jukebox - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    December 5th - Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     December 7th  - Paula Poundstone - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,      December 11th - A Peter White Christmas feat. Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   December 15th - Bret Michaels - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, Sinbad - January 14th - Shows at 6:30pm & 9:00pm,    Tommy Castro - January 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    Tommy Emmanuel - February 15th & 16th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     Judy Collins - February 17th - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,    February 22nd - Tom Papa - Show 7pm/Doors 6pm,   February 25th - John Lodge - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,      February 27th - Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,     February 29th - Firefall - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm, March 1st - John Tesh - Show 8pm/Doors 7pm,   March 16th & 17th -Get The Led Out- Show 8pm/Doors 7pm
JUST ANNOUNCED RamsHead Productions Temptations April 5, 2020; and also Kool and the Gang with the Village People Feb. 21, 2020




Check Special Pricing Rates
Includes 1 Parasail Ride
Key West Sunset Dinner Cruise. Dine in A/C Large Main Cabin. View Famous KW Sunset from Upper Deck. On-Line Special Not $69 ONLY $59. Adults $59, Children 12 & Under $39.95, & Children 5 & Younger FREE. Includes Tropical Food Buffet with Upper Deck Free Margaritas, Rum Runners, Well Mixed Drinks (Premium Mixed Drinks Extra Cash Bar). Also FREE Champagne & Soft Drinks


WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM The Tourist Development Council (TDC) does a Great Job in Producing their Website & Monthly E-Mail Campaigns which include their Monthly "Keys Traveler" Hit the website URL as well as the TRAVELER Link to Bring the September Materials  RIGHT NOW to You

TDC Photo Adventure Link Below

Featured September Video :"The Fantastic Fish at Square Grouper Bar and Grill"

Key West's Fantasy Fest Marks 40 Years with "In Tune but..Off Key" Exuberance

Reef's Islamorada's LionFish Derby Sept. 13-15

Reef Fest Oct. 17-20 Key Largo 305-851-0030

Kids Free Florida Keys Available for Keys Families Through Oct. 13 Hit Link for More Info

  Take Stock in Childrens Back Country Challenge by Rotary Club of Key Largo  9/27-29 
Make sure to check out ALL the TDC Materials ; which Include Photo Galleries, Video, and Extensive Events and Information Materials. Great Job TDC Staff.

  WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Angela St. 305-294-2661

Cabaret ALL TIMES ARE 5-7 PM
& here is the Line -Up for all of September
James King III Mondays
Meghan Clay Tues. & Wed.
Nina Newton Thursdays  (Must See)
Michael Robinson Fri (Above Left with the Other Michael & Eric : Their Annual Show at TWT is so much Fun)
Bobby Green Sat. & Sun

Jim Marquardt sends regards and tells us that the 2019 /2020 "Jazz in the Gardens" will be awesome and starts the First Sunday in November.

Meghan Clay Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Nina Newton on Thursdays. 


MOTE'S Beach Condition Reporting System Expands to the Florida's East Coast
The Beach Conditions Reporting System (BCRS) provides daily updates on waves, currents, water and air temperature, algae and multiple other conditions at 38 beaches, including Lake Worth and 37 Gulf Coast beaches in Southwest Florida and the Panhandle. Each beach is monitored by trained volunteers including lifeguards, park rangers and others coordinated by Mote.  Much Additional Info. is in the E-Mail Campaign that this Feature is in ; Click
In the Next Few Issues I'll be Inserting some recent Links from MOTE. You Should go on the website and sign up for their E-Newsletters.


WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM  900 Southard Street 305-294-2469

Here is the Menu Link 


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

Carla and Mike send Regards : We are Proud to Feature Florida Keys Artists in Our Tropic Art Gallery. If you're Interested in Exhibiting at The Trop : E-Mail and/or 305-396-4944


Up Next a Listing of Many of the Art Galleries in Key West but First 

Key West Art & Historical Society Invites Public to Experience Free Key West Historic Marker Tours
Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and tourists to experience a multi-platform, self-guided, and free tour program of Key West's historic sites designed to highlight the island's unique multi-cultural history and heritage through the Key West Historic Marker Tours website and phone app.
Originally designed and launched by Bruce Neff under the auspices of Key West Historic Markers Inc., the program merged with Key West Art & Historical Society in 2018 and consists of three primary elements: a map of cultural and museum attractions featuring 121 historic location markers that pay tribute to Key West's colorful past, phone apps that act as a personal museum docent to support those taking the self-led walking tours, and a comprehensive website at that provides a virtual tour of Key West, historic background and community information, digital collections of local postcards and cigar box art, and links to Google maps. 
Key West has one of the largest historic districts with the densest amassing of historic frame vernacular buildings in the country. The island's history encompasses unique architecture, Civil War forts, famous authors' homes, connection to wars and revolutions, once-thriving turtle and sponging industries, sunken treasure galleons, slave ships, Flagler's railroad, boom and bust economies, and much more.
To plan your own tour, visit the Key West Historic Marker Tour website at, download the free Key West Historic Marker Tour phone app at, or call 305-507-0300 for a free Key West "Voices of History" phone tour. For more information, contact curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305-295-6616 x112.
Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.  



HERE IS A PARTIAL LISTING OF THE ART VENUES IN KEY WEST. The Below Galleries & Museums are part of the "Friends" in The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends : Frequent Associate Contributing Editors


WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM  1111Duval St. 305-292-0072


New Location "The Annex" 804 White St.
also "By the Bay" 3340 N. Roos. Blvd. #2

1207 Duval Street  305-296-8900

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

WWW.DANCEKEYWEST.ORG Offices & Studios in the Key West Theater 2nd Fl. 512 Eaton St. DanceKW@Gmail.comKyla Piscopink, Cricket Desmarais, and Kristen Huffman

221 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key 305-872-1828

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

WWW.STONESOUPGALLERY.COM 802 White St. 305-296-2080

EFFUSION GALLERY (Just Opened July 5) 701 Duval St.
305-735-4345  WWW.EFFUSION.COM


WWW.AMANDAJOHNSONFINEART.COM   518 Fleming St. 305-414-8396

New Location at 408 Greene Street  305-294-3973

WWW.COLLECTIONSKW.COM 6810 Front St. 305-923-4778

Dog Tired Studio & Gallery 1011 Whitehead St. 802-989-5910  WWW.DOGTIREDSTUDIO.NET

Salt Island Provisions Gallery & General Store  WWW.SALTISLANDPROVISIONS.COM
830 Fleming St. 305-517-6088

ART@830  830 Caroline St. 305-295-9595

Guild Hall Gallery 614 Duval St. 305-296-6076

Alan Maltz Gallery  1210 Duval St. 305-294-0005

DE LA GALLERY 419 Duval St.  305-395-2210

KWAHS EVENTS IN GREATER DETAIL BELOW From Carol Tedesco and Cricket Desmarais

Key West Art & Historical Society Call for Collections of Curios, Artworks, Baubles and Tchotchkes
Do you collect interesting and unusual objects? Is your home filled with knickknacks, curios, ornaments, trinkets, baubles, collectibles, artwork, and other objects of interest? Your unique treasures could be part of the upcoming "Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures" exhibit, one of Key West Art & Historical Society's popular returning exhibits, slated for the Custom House Museum from November 22, 2019 through January 5, 2020.
Keys residents who would like to have their own unusual or impressive collections considered for the exhibit should contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112 or send a description with photographs via email to The last "Key West Collects" exhibit, held in 2017, included objects such as exotic opium pipes, vintage dolls, World War I sheet music, scrimshaw from the 19th century, pre-Columbian artifacts, embroidered linens and other cherished objects collected by our local community. 
"Florida Keys residents are fascinated in so many facets of culture, history and the arts," says Society curator Cori Convertito. "Displaying a small representation of their interests allows the museum to generate conversation amongst its visitors."
"Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures" will open with a special reception on November 22, from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street and will run through January 5, 2020.Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information on Key West Art & Historical Society venues and events, visitkwahs.orgYour Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.
Key West Art & Historical Society seeks unusual or impressive collections - like this collection of scrimshaw from the late 18th through mid-19th centuries - to be considered for the next "Key West Collects" exhibit in November.  Contact KWAHS Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x112.

Key West Art & Historical Society Announces Live Music at Martello Concert Starring Perpetual Groove and opening act The Happy Dog
Tickets are now on sale for an evening of live music starring legendary "jam band" Perpetual Groove with opening act The Happy Dog, presented by Key West Art & Historical Society via its popular Music at Martello series. Set for December 12, 2019 on the grounds of historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., doors will open at 6:00pm with The Happy Dog band starting at 7:00 followed by headliners PGroove.
Perpetual Groove, known for a sound that fuses Southern rock, funk, jazzy improvisation, indie rock and synth loops, and whose hits include "Save for One," "Mr. Transistor," "Three Weeks," "Teakwood," and "Walking in Place," will be performing from their classic play list along with material from their newly released self-titled album.
Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for a "backyard casual" setup that will include food vendors and cash bar.  Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs.  General admission is $25; children under 12 admitted free. Limited parking is available; bicycling is encouraged.  Tickets are now on sale at Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island.  
Sail into historic exploration with Key West Art & Historical Society and archaeologist Corey Malcom, Ph.D., aboard luxury sailing catamaran Argo Navis
On Tuesday, October 29, noted archaeologist and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum curator Corey Malcom, Ph.D., will lead a historically illuminating morning seafaring excursion presented by Key West Art & Historical Society aboard the 75ft long, 35ft beam luxury catamaran SV Argo Navis, departing from the dock at 201 William Street at 10:00a.m. and returning at noon.
Passengers can make their own Bloody Marys, enjoy mimosas or non-alcoholic beverages, fresh fruit, delicious breakfast pastries and salt spray as Dr. Malcom, who is Director of Archaeology for the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and President of the Key West Maritime Historical Society, shares the back-story and personal insights on the day's topic, "The History of the Key West Bight," exploring the rich history of the water, the shorefronts, and the islands along the western end of Key West.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, tickets are $45.00 for KWAHS members and $55.00 for non-members. Space is limited to 50 passengers, so early registration is recommended.  For tickets and more information, visit (click tickets) or call KWAHS Membership Coordinator Kim Livingston at 305-295-6616 ext. 106. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island. (Photo courtesy Rob O'Neal)

Photo by Rob O'Neal
Photo by Carol Tedesco

Thanks for Reading and Your Comments.  Have a Great Week.  Ed EK10@AOL.COM