The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
 September 24, 2018

"Harvest" by Jim Salem  24 X 24 Acrylic on Canvas
PART 3 of 4 Highlighting the Artists of Cocco and Salem

The Final Hometown Q&A Forum for 2018

Part 4 of Many Parts / Weeks Featuring 350 Photos from the 60's & 70's
Pictured here is the leading cast members of Star Wars, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill, taking a break. While all three of these actors went on to have successful acting careers outside of the Star Wars films, they will always be remembered for their roles in what's arguably the best, epic space opera ever created. 
George Lucas's 1977 "Star Wars" was the first film in a trilogy that later launched the franchise still turning to this day. The original storyline focuses on the Rebel Alliance who aims to destroy the Death Star, under the lead of Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher).

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

Exhibition : 11/1-29 "Nutcracker in KW" Featuring 12 Local Artists in Sanger Gallery
Class : 9/27 "Encaustics Getting Started"
with Cricket DesMaris
Our New Look The Studios of Key West  (TSKW) Sections. Featuring Their Exhibitions & Classes + 9/26 "On the Deck Residency Potluck"

Handsome Hercules strikes a pose! The farm is open the 2nd & 4th. Sunday 1-3pm every month ; next is 9/23.  It's free and donations are appreciated!
MSCO Animal Farm

First Place "I'll Catch You Later" by Elinor Roizman Lili Pomeranian . Israel

Pt. 2 of our On-Line Photography Feature : Award Winning Dog Photography Featuring Many Categories

A Brazilian pilot became famous for his selfies taken on and around planes. This one was taken with the beautiful Dubai palm in the background. He received a wealth of likes from unsuspecting folks who thought the photos were genuine. But the physics and mechanics of flight make it impossible to roll down the window and take a selfie in a plane. Decompression, death, and destruction would follow it. A lot of people had their bubble burst by this dose of reality.
Pt. 3 Airport Photos 

Painting by Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones

Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery Features Many Rare Iconic Photographs and Paintings. 

WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM NOV. 14-18 (More Below)
Sept 25 & 26 "72 Hr. Film Challenge at The Tropic Cinema

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

Tourist Development Council (TDC) September 2018 On-Line "Keys Traveler" ; Just a Few Features : KW Exotic Fantasy Fest to Celebrate "Games We Play" + Video of the Month : Discover the Seven Mile Bridge (More Below in their Weekly Section)

TSKW's Book Retailer Book and Books ;  Starts their 2018 / 2019 events season with Jack E. Davis "The Gulf The Making of an American Sea" Oct. 5 (More Below)

Daddy Cat 
Our Weekly FKSPCA Section : 10/3 Annual "Spayghetti & No Balls Dinner" LaTrattoria + Lots of Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption.

TSKW "On the Deck Residency Potluck" is Sept 26 6-8pm 607 Ashe Street. Meet New Residents : Emily Carr, and Robin & Hannah Antalek (More Below)

Mote Marine Laboratory + Pres. Dr. Crosby is pleased to welcome Dr. Riyad Manasrah, recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award from the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan
MOTE Marine

MCSO Aviation Division Targeted Aggressive Driving ; Specifically along US1 During the 2018 Motorcycle Poker Run (More Below)

Florida College System Foundation Doubles Locally Raised Funds for FKCC (More Below in their Weekly Section)

The Oct. 1 Issue will have Pt. 3 of 4 The Art of Elizabeth Eve King + The Unveiling of her Latest Novel "The Hollywood Portal" Available on  WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM 


The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7915 Each Week.  In this Issue ; September 24, 2018 : Final Hometown Q&A Forum for 2018 WWW.HOMETOWNKEYWEST.COM, Pt. 3 The Artists of Cocco & Salem, Pt. 4 The 60's & 70's in Photos, WWW.ABSOLUTELYAMAZINGEBOOKS.COM ,
Our New Look for the TSKW and KWAHS Sections, Next MCSO Animal Farm Opens 9/23, Pt. 2 Award Winning Dog Photography,
Pt. 3 Amusing Airport Photos, Books and Books Opens 2018 / 2019 Season with "The Gulf The Making of an American Sea" by Jack F. Davis, WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM, Zonta Breast Careness 5K Walk/Run on 11/3,  Mangia-Mangia Offers Non Profits a Night to Dine with 20% Back (Dates Still Avail.) , Zazoo Fine Art & Photographs has Hundreds of Iconic Art & Photos, "Key West Deals & Discounts" A New Promotional Program by the KWBG, FKCC,   WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM & 72 Hr. Film Challenge at Tropic Cinema 9/25 & 9/27

WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM  International 38th. Annual  KW Championship Nov 4-11 at Truman Waterfront, The TDC "Keys Traveler", FKSPCA has Many Cats and Dogs Ready for Adoption + The Annual "Spayghetti & No Balls" , TSKW's Monthly "On the Deck Residency PotLuck 9/26, Pres. Michael Crosby Welcomes Dr. Manasrah to The Mote Marine Team, http://WWW.EQFL.ORG
 , Gardens Hotel Jazz & Cabaret Schedule, A Few Features in the Oct. 1 Issue : Photos from Constitution Day at FKCC with Bill Becker & Kay Harris + Pt. 3 of 4 New Paintings from Elizabeth Eve King & Her New Book " The Hollywood Portal" + Photos of Sand Sculptures from Carl Jara , Photos from the POW / MIA Recognition Ceremony, & Pt. 2 Our Visit to The Turtle Hospital. This Issue Continued : MCSO Uses it's Aviation Division to Address Aggressive Driving , WomanKind's Annual "BraZaar 10/22, 36th. Annual "Headdress Ball" from KWBG 10/25, 
WWW.MILEZEROKEYWEST.COM Extensive of Events + Photo Galleries,

Isle Cook of Key West Specialty Meal Events,  Our Weekly "The Hamptons Arts & Culture" Produced by WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , Our Weekly MCSO & The City of KW Sections, Stephen Smith Produces an Updated "Conch Pride Flag" with the Pride Color Logo ONLY $99.00, Preserve Island Life has Green Events All  Month Long, (OIRF) The Old Island Restoration Foundation Big Event 11/15,  Commissioner Sam Kaufman Community Meeting 9/27, KW Wellness Center 25% Off Health Services, TSKW 15% Off Classes + New Exhibitions 10/4, Wesley House Events + Foster Care Classes, KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Fla. Keys Council of the Arts, KW Library "Short Story Workshops" + Halloween Costume Swap 10/12 & 13, Tennessee Williams Museum, Key West Theater Schedule + Our Weekly Theatre Sections,  WWW.EQFL.ORG

Key West Business Guild (KWBG) Next Luncheon 10/3 & Mixer 10/10, "Last Stand :  Protecting the Keys", WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM ,
USCGC INGHAM Museum Bingo Wednesdays, "Green Market" Every Thur. at Bayview Park, LKMC's "The Pulse", Reef Relief, Q-Magazine, Sanc. Friends Foundation of the Fla. Keys, The City of KW  & DOT Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" KW Wildlife Ctr., FKCC Gets Double the Amount of Locally Raised Funds, & More in this Week's Issue


Last Q&A Forum of the 2018 Election Season

Panelists for this Q&A Forum were US1 Radio News Director Bill Becker, WLRN Reporter Nancy Klingener, and two members of the Key West Citizen Editorial Board: community leader and philanthropist Matthew Helmerich, and Attorney Jennifer Hulse Russo. They posed questions to the following candidates         U.S. Representative: Incumbent Carlos Curbelo (R) v. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D),        State Representative: Incumbent Holly Raschein (R) v. Stephen Friedman (D),         County Commissioner District 2: Incumbent David Rice (R) v. Vicki Tashjian (NPA),            County Commissioner District 4: Michelle Coldiron (R) v. Thomas Ryan (D),         Mosquito Control Board District 2: Incumbent Phil Goodman (R) v. Ralph De Palma (D),         Key West Utility Board Seat D: Robert Barrios v. Beth Ramsay-Vickrey,            Key West Mayor: Teri Johnston v. Margaret Romero

Key West Utility Board Seat
(Non) Robert Barrios
(Non) Beth Ramsay-Vickrey

Mosquito Control Board District#2
(D) Ralph DePalma
(R) Phillip L. Goodman
More Candidate from ALL the Races up Shortly

Part 3 The Artists of Cocco and Salem 
Here is the Link to PART 1 That Featured Jim Salem, Stanley Zabar, Marylene Proner, & Susan Sykes. Sept. 3 Pt 2 : Sept. 17 Featured Many of their Artists

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

This Issue Features More of Jim Salem, Susan Sykes, Judith & Stanly Zabar, Marylene Proner, Henry Peter, Janis Fitch, Roger Van Lieshout & Mia Tavonatti. 

"Egg " by Judith Zabar 20 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas

"Sunflowers" by Judith Zabar 20 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas
"Peekskill" by Stanley Zabar  Archival Pigment Ink on Canvas

"Untitled #48 by Stanley Zabar 11 X 14 Mixed Media

More Cocco and Salem Artists Up Shortly

Part 4 of Many to Come "A Look Back in Photos of the 60's & 70's"

Part 1 was in the Sept 3 Issue ; Here is the Link
Part 2 (  ttps:// ) was in the Sept 10 Issue . Part 3 was in the Sept 17 Issue

Liz Taylor and Eddie Fisher, the couple who sparked what's known as Hollywood's great betrayal. Eddie Fisher was married to Liz Taylor's best friend Debbie Reynolds when they began their affair. The two actresses had been friends since they were just teenagers and Reynolds was the mother of Fisher's two children: Todd and Carrie Fisher.
It all started at the height of Reynolds' stardom, Taylor's husband Mike Todd was killed in a plane crash and Reynolds wanted to be there for her. Unfortunately, 'being there for her' turned into giving up her own husband. Eddie Fisher stepped in to comfort Taylor in her time of need and completely stepped out on Debbie, leaving her to raise their children alone (and he never sent her any money). All of Hollywood was stunned by Fisher and Taylor's betrayal, they were crucified by the press.
Taylor's reaction was simply, "You can't break up a happy marriage, I'm not taking anything away from Debbie Reynolds because she never really had it."
One of the most iconic comedic shows to date, Saturday Night Live became a huge hit with audiences through the combination of introducing young and budding talent as well as having well-written material that not only captures the audience's attention but it sure to keep it while stirring up controversy at every turn.
Throughout the decades SNL has remained a tremendous talent farm. With a run spanning over three decades, it's only natural that SNL is where so many brilliant comedy stars got their start. And with writers like Tina Fey, Adam Sandler, and Eddie Murphy (among many, many other seasoned comedians writing for the show, it's no wonder SNL is still going strong. 

Born Barbara Jean Morehead, Barbara Eden had her big film debut back in 1956's "Back from Eternity." She did a series of unremarkable films before landing what would become her most memorable; Jeannie in "I Dream of Jeannie". The show was wildly popular, coming in second only to Bewitched for the span of five years. In addition to the 139 episodes she played as the beloved genie, she also donned a brunette wig to portray Jeannie's evil sister.
After Jeannie, Eden filmed the unaired pilot of "The Barbara Eden Show" and the pilot for "The Toy Game". Another popular role Eden played was that of Stella Johnson, in the movie Harper Valley P.T.A. The film was later adapted into a television series, also starring Eden. 
October 1986, Eden published her autobiography, Barbara Eden: My Story in 1986 and then followed it up with her memoir, Jeannie Out of the Bottle in 2011.
More of the 60's and 70's Up Shortly

Part 2   : Award Winning Dog Photography. There are many Categories and we are showing the Top 3 of Each
Category : Man's Best Friend
First Pl. "Dolce Far Niente : On A Lovely Afternoon" by Jonna Matos : Godji CrossBreed. Portugal

2nd. Pl. "Divine Connection" by Sherilyn Vineyard. Kodi Age 10 Yellow Lab Golden Retriever . U.S.A.

3rd. Pl. "Home" by Cheryl Murphy. Ruby Roo Golden Retriever 

More Award Winning Dog Photography Up Shortly 
Here is the LINK to Part 1


WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 305-296-6166
38th. Annual Key West World Championship Nov. 4-11 Truman Waterfront
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

The Next Super Boat event  9/28-30: 10th. Annual Hooters Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Presented by Visit St. Pete / Clearwater. Dry Pits : Coachman Park 301 Drew St. Clearwater


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



City of Key West Preserve Island Life

Meatless Mondays!
The single biggest thing any one person can do to reduce greenhouse gasses is reduce meat consumption.  For every burger skipped, you save enough water to wash your car 15 times. And enough energy to charge your phone for 4.5 years!  Challenge yourself for a month of entirely meatless Mondays and you'll reduce your carbon footprint by 32 lbs!  Tell us what you're eating on Facebook:  Meatless Monday Event

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

Oct 1- 30 King Tide Alert & Photo Opportunity
Picture Time!: The King Tides are back and soaking our streets. The entire month of October is especially high. Keep an eye out for big puddles, and don't drive through them unless you plan on washing your car. Check out our picture map of low spots Keyswide and if you know of some we don't have, follow the instructions on the website to submit your own photos.

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

We Now Continue with the Artists of Cocco and Salem Gallery 
Here are 4 Paintings from Marylene Proner Acrylic on Canvas

"Iguana Dreams" 19.5 X 24

"The Lamp Post" 40 X 50
"Cats Profile in 3D"  16 X 24

"Little Tiger" 11 X 14

Susan Sykes Up Next with her Brilliant Art Portraying Life in Key West in 1940 & Current..Also Up Shortly Jim Salem, Mia Tavonatti, and Roger Van Lieshout

We Now Continue with the Hometown Key West Q&A Forum

County Commissioner District # 2

(R) Michelle Coldiron
(D) Thoma "Tommy" Ryan

County Commissioner District # 4

(R) David Rice
(NPA) Vicky Tashjian

More Final Q&A Forum of 2018 Up Shortly

We kickoff our 59th Annual 2018-2019 Season Key West Home Tours with this special event on Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 pm where we reveal this year's poster contest winner. You get to meet all of the artists, see some of their work and get a poster signed by the winning artist. We might hear more about some of the of the homes on this year's tours as well. Nibbles and an open bar too...Pics from the 2017 Kick Off Party Click  

 In the Next Issue (Pushed Back now for too many weeks) :   World Renowned Sand Art Sculpture Champion Artist Carl Jara. Will Definitely get into the Oct 1 Issue 
Also in the Oct. 1 Issue : Part 2 of Our Visit to the Marathon Turtle Hospital
Also in the Oct 1 Issue : Photo Feature of the POW / MIA Recognition Day Ceremony
Also in the Oct 1 Issue : FKCC's Constitution Day with Kay Harris and Bill Becker

Also in the Oct. 1 Issue : Pt. 3 of 4 Paintings from Elizabeth Eve King ( 1 Shown in the Lead Tease Photos Above), Photos of the KWFF 72 HR. Fim Challenge taking place at the Tropic Cinema 9/25 & 26, Photos of the TSKW Resident Pot Luck on the Porch Taking Place at 606 Ashe St. ( Their Old Building) on 9/26 & Of course More Features including Our On-Line Art and Photographic Exhibitions

This Just in From the Key West Business Guild
WWW.KWBGONLINE.ORG  808 Duval St. 305-294-4603
For Additional Info. go to their Sites; also More KWBG Further Down in their Weekly Section.

Key West Commissioner Sam Kaufman will host a community meeting about a proposal to create a new City of Key West Parks & Recreation Advisory Board to promote the conservation, rehabilitation, development and best use of parks and recreation land and facilities in our community.
When:  Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Poinciana Elementary School Cafeteria
See the Facebook event posting:
For more information please contact Commissioner Sam Kaufman at  or on his cell phone: 305-304-5848.

25% OFF Acupuncture or Skin Care Treatment.  Enjoy a Deep Cleaning Facial or other Skin Car Service Or Recharge with Acupuncture & Let Us Help you Feel Better
Mention This Coupon ; Expires Sept 30


Batman by Jim Lee

The Dark Knight Animated Series by Bruce Timm

Star Wars Signed by Daisy Ridley
The Mandolin Sitting by Milton Greene

More from Zazoo in the Oct. 1 Issue

We  Now Continue with the Hometown Key West Q&A Forum

Florida House of Representatives District #120
(D) Stephen Friedman
(R) Holly Merrill Raschein

Florida's 26th. Congressional District
(R) Carlos Curbelo
(D) Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Key West Mayoral Race Up Next. Another Great Source for additional Candidate Information is the Monroe County Supervisor of Elections; under the Brilliant Direction of Joyce Griffin 530 Whitehead St. #101 KW, 33040

281 Front St. 305-295-6616

Here is our NEW Section for the KWAHS Featuring Current & Future Exhibitions.  Our other KWAHS Section is still in place and will Feature in Detail Upcoming Events and that is further down. Of course for Greater Details go to their Website & Facebook Sites.
Here is the LINK to their Exhibition Pages
(Below unless noted at Custom House)
3 Weeks in Cuba : Walker Evans & Ernest Hemingway 7/5-10/10 Foyer
Islands Imagination & Instance Florida Keys Folk Art 7/6-1/9/19 Bryan Gallery
Keys Energy Serv. :Powering Paradise for 75 Yrs. 7/27-11/26 Bumpus Gallery
Overseas to the Keys : Flagler's Overseas Railroad Permanent Exhibition
Tennessee Williams Playwright & Painter Perm. Exhib. Inner Vecchie Gallery
Stanley Papio Junkyard Dog. Perm Exhib. Fort East Martello
The Ghosts of East Martello Perm. Exhib. Fort East Martello
Life of the Lighthouse Keepers Perm. Exhib. KW Lighthouse
Depicting Hemingway : Guy Harvey Sketches "The Old Man & the Sea" Perm. Exhibition
Arts & Puns : The Whimsey of Ferron Bell Custom House 12/7-2/10/19


Part 3 Airport Photos
his little girl was so excited to be at the airport, and she wrote her sign. She also wrote it in her language! It started off relatively well because you can distinguish the word welcome. The rest is a bit of a mystery. Luckily, someone asked her who she was there to welcome, and she informed them it was her grandparents. Not even an Egyptologist would make sense of those hieroglyphics. But I'm sure Grandma and Grandpa were so proud that they framed the sign!
They say it's better if you don't see what happens to your luggage after it disappears behind those plastic flaps when you check in. And here's the reason why. A baggage handler was taking his love of Tetris, Jenga, and a whole bunch of other games to a brand new level. This luggage tower defies the laws of physics and is impressive. Until you remember that it's your suitcase with chocolates in it right at the bottom of the cart!
You would think that all the noise and chaos at an airport would keep the critters away. But funnily enough, it doesn't. Animals on the runway can cause havoc for airplanes. They can cause accidents which may prove fatal. Many airports have traps and devices around them to keep animals away. One airport, however, tried a different approach. This is Piper the Border Collie. Piper's job is to patrol the perimeter of a Michigan airport to keep animals at bay.
Imagine this image was real, and you were on one of these airplanes. It looks like my commute home every evening. One wrong move would set off a domino effect of planes crashing and exploding. Talk about the traffic jam from hell. Fortunately, this is a Photoshopped image. It shows all the planes that departed from the LAX Airport on one day. It is a cleverly crafted image designed to show you the immense volume of traffic the airport carries.

Here is the Link to Part 1
More Airport Photos Up Shortly


We now Continue with the Artists of Cocco and Salem
WWW.COCCOANDSALEM.COM 1111 Duval St. 305-292-0072

Here are 3 Works from Jim Salem All Acrylic on Canvas

"Little Green Herons Nesting"  11 X 14

"Sugarloaf Moon" 30 X 40

"Warbler on Orchids" 11 X 14
More Up Shortly

We now Continue with Award Winning Dog Photography 
Category : Man's Best Friend

1st. Place Above in the Lead Photo 
2nd. Pl. "Flying Free" by Steffie Cousins . Heidi : Chihuahua U.K.
3rd. Pl. "Sunny Shenanigans" by Sarah Benson.  Daffy, Taz, & Wilee.  Retrievers  U.S.A.

More Award Winning Dog Photography Up Shortly

BELOW IS INFO. ON THE 2018 72 HR. FILM CHALLENGE.  Film Screenings and Receptions at The Tropic Cinema Sept. 25 & 26

72 HR. Film Challenge
416 Eaton St. 877-761-3456
Calling all filmmakers, directors, writers and actors -- what kind of film can you make in just 72 hours?
Tickets are going fast and we always sell out!
Get your tickets now for the showing of the 72-hour film challenge.
Directors, camera-people, writers, actors and designers of all ages and skill levels are busy making films in just 72 hours, and we'll be screening them at the Tropic on September 25 and 26.
Get your tickets at Tropic Cinema or online here:

Directors, camerapeople, writers, actors and designers of all ages and skill levels are busy making films in just 72 hours, and we'll be screening them at the Tropic on September 25 and 26. Each night starts with a reception at 7:30, with screenings to begin at 8:00. Questions?

Just a Few Features Down is another KWFF Feature Preparing you for the 2018 Nov. 14-18 Event

We now Continue with a Look at the 60's & 70's in Photos
This classic Kodak moment was captured back in 1957 and is credited with being the birth of the 'side eye'. Apparently, this otherwise elegant event was organized by Paramount organized for Sophia Loren. Then in bounces Jayne Mansfield in a little less fabric than everyone else, and plops down at the guest of honor's table. Loren later confirmed that, yes, she was thinking exactly what it looks like she was thinking.
As Loren put it:  "Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I'm staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face you can see the fear. I'm so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow-BOOM!-and spill all over the table." 

Having just formed the year before in 1960, this relatively small rock band had made significant headway by playing in the "underground club scene" and embarking on several mini-tours in and around Britain. They would go on to become one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
"Beatlemania" was the best word to describe the intense fan frenzy that was directed towards this legendary band. Their fans weren't simply star struck, people (especially teen girls) were obsessed, they went completely mad over the band. The phenomenon began in 1963 and continued well beyond the group's past the group's break-up in the 1970s.
For The Beatles, it's not just about their sound. It's their message and their entire demeanor which is directly related to their era of origin. Perhaps it could be said about all artists that they are a product of their time, but this is especially true for "The Beatles" and it makes replicating them impossible. 

Pictured here is a stunning Antonia Christina Basilotta, better known by her stage name Toni Basil. The singer-songwriter, actress, filmmaker, film director, choreographer, and dancer, best known for her multi-million-selling worldwide 1982 hit "Mickey", which reached No 1 in several countries.
Her choreography work includes American Graffiti (1973), The Rose (1979), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Something to Talk About (1995), That Thing You Do (1996), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997),[5] Legally Blonde (2001), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), and The House Bunny (2008)

Mary Ann Mobley went from being Miss America in 1959, to undercover rescue missions as a trapeze artist named Crystal Walker in an episode of Mission Impossible in 1966.  In the episode "Old Man Out" Briggs & Co. pose as a small circus in efforts to rescue an elderly cardinal who has been taken prisoner by an Eastern European country. Briggs ends up recruiting former-flame (Crystal) who is also a trapeze artist. She accompanies Briggs and the IMF on their mission. Piracy Theories Still Surround it decades later.
More 60's and 70's Photos Up Shortly

The City of Key West Mayor

(Non) Teri Johnston
(Non) Margaret Romero

Thanks Hometown for Another Brilliant Year


We've just announced an exciting preseason lineup, plus a special sale. 
If you sign up between now and September 30,
we'll take 15% off most preseason classes and events!

Classes include Encaustics, Artisan Soap Making, Bunraku-Style Puppetry, Sitcom Writing, Watercolor Painting, Yoga and Poetry, plus classes for kids and teens, like Drawing and Beeswax Selfies...and so much more. With a day trip to Art Basel on December 7, a jazz and dance collaboration between Kyla Piscopink and Keith Bernstein on October 13, a holiday market on November 24, and the ever-popular Larry Smith Holiday concert on December 14, there's plenty of reasons to take advantage of the preseason sale! 
Visit  to see eligible programs, and enter coupon code SEPTEMBER! at checkout. You can also call 305-296-0458 or stop by The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street during normal box office hours, Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. 
* some exclusions appl y


Oct. 4-14 "Heads Up" by Tom Flip Sanger Gallery
Oct 4-28 "Color is the Muse" by Marge Holtz  XOJ Gallery
Nov 1 - 29 "Nutcracker KW" 12 Local Artists Sanger Gallery
Dec. 6 -27 "Look Upwards, To The Sky" Members Exhibition : Sanger Gallery, XOJ Gallery, Projection & Lobby Galleries

Just a Few Classes of perhaps a Hundred : "Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth" 3 Tues. in Nov., "Teen Drawing with Katie Holtkamp" 3 Thur. Oct., "WaterColor FUNdamentals with Karen Beauprie" 3 Mon. Nov., "Bunraku Style Puppetry with Michael Haverty" Sat. 10/10, "Encaustics Getting Started with Cricket Desmarais" 9/27, "Artisan Soap Making with Angela Berube" 10/20, "Sitcom Writing Room with Matthew Ryan" 2 Mon. in Oct.

This Just in ; the Latest E-Mail Piece from TSKW with Lots of Additional Info. on their Sept. / Oct. Events and Classes

WWW.WESLEYHOUSE.ORG  305-809-5000 1304 Truman Ave.

Thought about taking care of our kids in our community?
Foster Care Classes begin in Key West September 19th. 
To register call Megan Burgess at 305-809-5020 or e-mail at
PLUS Claire Hille Special Events Coordinator Tells Us (305-809-5060)
Let's all help the children in the Florida Keys have a great Holiday this year!!
Kick-Off for 2018 Holiday Helpers will be held on Friday, October 5th at SideBar 5pm-7pm (504 Angela, Key West) - plenty of parking at the city lot
We are requesting each person attending donate one unwrapped gift or make a monetary donation to Holiday Helpers.
Holiday Helpers is a collaboration of agencies (Wesley House Family Services (Lead Agency); Salvation Army; SOS, Early Learning Coalition Key West Police Department; Monroe County Sheriff's Office; Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition and many more) in the Florida Keys providing holiday gifts to children of families who are economically challenged - in the service industry, construction, tourism and water/based economy.  


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

We Continue with the Artists of Cocco and Salem
Next Two are from Henry Peter  Acrylic on Canvas

"Here We Go Again" 10 X 14

"Iron Post II" 32 X 32

The Next 3 are from Susan Sykes All Oil on Canvas
"Stood Up for Lunch"  24 X 30

"Lunch Truck II" 15 X 30

"Duval Street 1949"  16 X 20

More from Cocco and Salem Up Shortly

WWW.GARDENSHOTEL.COM 526 Anegla St. 305-294-2661
Kate and Jim Announced the entire 2018 / 2019 Schedule ; and will have complete up to and inc. May 2019 in the Next Issue.  10/7 Peter Diamond, 10/14 Libby York, 10/21 Scott Marischen, 10/28 Skipper Kripitz & Friends, Nov. Peter Diamond, 11/11 Scott Marischen, 11/18 Skipper Kripitz & Friends, 11/25 Libby York, Dec. 2 Peter Diamond, 12/9 Scott Marischen, Dec 18 Skipper & Friends, Dec 23. Christmas Show with Larry Smith & Friends, & New Year's Eve Show Dec. 30 Pat & Deb.

More Airport Photos Up Shortly

Click Above Links for Event Schedule & Click LINK2 for one of the TSKW's Latest E-Mail's with Interesting Information
Event Type - Talk, discussion and signing 
Title - Jack E. Davis - The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea
Contact - Emily Berg 
Location - Books & Books @ The Studios, 533 Eaton St., Key West FL 33040
Start Date/End Date - Friday, October 5th at 6:00 pm
Brief Description - Books and Books @ the Studios will host a reading and book signing with Pulitzer prize winning author Jack E. Davis on Friday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. Davis is a professor of history at the University of Florida specializing in environmental history and sustainability studies. His book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea won the 2018 Pulitzer for History. The Gulf was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and winner of the Kirkus Prize for nonfiction. The Wall Street Journal praised The Gulf  as "by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring and chilling for anyone who cares about the future of 'America's Sea". This event is free and open to the public.


The Zonta Dinner at Mangia-Mangia last week went great and raised some nice money for their organization.
WWW.MANGIA-MANGIA.COM 900 Southard St. 305-294-2469
To Schedule your Non-Profit Organization to hold a Dinner Event where you receive 20% of the Total Spent that Night ; Call Heather and Michael.
These are the upcoming non-prof's we are hosting 20% so far, and want any interested to email us at  Editors Note; since receiving this about two weeks ago from Heather and Michael there is a probability that additional dates have been taken; but they certainly work with you to get you choice dates

Sept 26 Habitat for Humanity
Oct. 10 Reef Relief
Oct. 15 KWHS Conchettes
Oct. 16 Sigsbee
Oct. 17 KWHS Conchettes
Dec. 6 Wesley House & Lighted Bike Parad

ABC Walk/Run Saturday, November 3, 2018!!  ABC stands for "Awareness Breast Cancer," and Zonta encourages you to  join in  with the hundreds of expected Runners and Walkers for
this year's event on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Pre-registration is online only.
To sign up for the 2018 walk,  please click the link below to go to our partner's site, Theme Runs "Run Sign Up".
Start Time:                        8:00 AM - Salute Restaurant
                                         1000 Atlantic Blvd. (Higgs Beach)
More Photos from the 60's & 70's
Here is a great photo of Brigitte Bardot strumming on her guitar at a beach party in Saint-Tropez, back in 1967. The stunning beauty is best remembered for her modeling for obvious reasons but during the 1960s, Bardot tried her hand at music as well. She recorded hits with the French vocalist/songwriter/lounge-man Serge Gainsbourg and released her own albums like Brigitte Bardot Sings and Special Bardot.  Model, actress, activist, author, and singer... the multi-talented sex-symbol and fashion icon just had that je ne sais quoi that had even The Beatles idolizing her. 
Pictured here is Elvis Presley, also known as 'The King' wandering a record store in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis moved to Memphis with his family when he was 13-years old, it's where he began his music career in 1954 and really came into his own.
Elvis fused country with rhythm and blues, he was an early popularizer of rockabilly. His first RCA single "Heartbreak Hotel" was released in January of 1965 and wasted no time in becoming a number-one hit in the US.  Since then Elvis has gone on to earn the largest presentation of gold and platinum record awards in history. The King has a total of 90 gold, 53 platinum, and 25 multi-platinum album awards under his massive belt buckle. 

Here stands the ever-so-stunning actress Julie Christie, back in 1961. She was an icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s and has been honored considerably over the years for her masterful performances. She has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Her list of film credits include titles such as, her breakthrough film Billy Liar (1963), Darling (1965), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and Doctor Zhivago which was the eighth highest-grossing film of all time (after adjustment for inflation).  She also starred in classics like Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Petulia (1968), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Shampoo (1975), and Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Here we have a family photo of Peter Fonda with his first wife Susan, son Justin and daughter Bridget back in 1969. Peter was no stranger to fame growing up, he is the son of Henry Fonda, and younger brother of Jane Fonda. He went on to become an icon of the counterculture of the 1960s with his indie hit Easy Rider.  The 1969 film was co-written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern. Fonda produced it and Hopper directed. In it, Fonda and Hopper star as two bikers who smuggling cocaine from Mexico to Los Angeles and then have to travel back with the drug money.  The notion of 'free love' is explored as is drug experimentation. Easy Rider became a landmark counterculture film, often referred to as a "touchstone for a generation" that "captured the national imagination. "

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'
Penguins are so adorable, and we all love their little feet and the way they waddle about. These are Humboldt Penguins. They live on a small island off the coast of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They get endangered. These penguins were rescued and had to travel home. Apparently, no one could stand the idea of them flying in the airplane hold, so they got to travel with their human companions. And that meant being scanned like humans too. I wonder what security made of that!
The luggage carousel is generally the culmination of a long flight. There you stand, waiting for your suitcase to come out on the conveyor so you can grab it. It seems to move so slowly. You stand there, arm outstretched, ready to grab your suitcase. Only to realize it's not yours, it just looks like yours. One year, Spain-air gave some weary travelers something to smile about. Instead of sending out their suitcases straight away, they sent some gifts out first.
This is the beach right at the beginning of the runway at Maho Beach in Saint Martin. This beautiful Caribbean island has magnificent beaches, but this one is popular for a different reason. As airplanes come to land at the airport, they drop low over the beach. It's the perfect backdrop for a selfie, and many visitors take them. For others, it's a day spent dropping to the deck every time a plane passes overhead to avoid being sucked up into the jet engine.
Escalators and mechanized walkways are meant to speed up your movements around the airport. What's best is that you can continue to walk on them, getting you to your destination sooner. Unless that is, you get stuck behind someone with a death grip on the handle and a determination to hold up the traffic. This elderly lady is not letting go, and she doesn't care who's stuck behind her. It's one of the few perks of old age - you don't have to care what anyone thinks anymore.
More from the Artists of Cocco and Salem Gallery
The Next Two Paintings from Roger Van Lieshout Both Oil on Canvas

Alligator and the Crocodile 36 X 36

Kayaking in the Mangrove 36 X 36

The Next Two Paintings are from Mia Tavonatti both Mosaic on Board

"Blue Sunset" 24 X 24

"Golden Sunset" 24 X 24

Thanks Jim and Dan ; have Fun in Norway and look forward to your return

BELOW IS EDITED DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS; PLEASE GO TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.. Below is from one of  their Latest E-Mails I received; they do an Excellent Job with their E-Mails and ONLY send out the Right Amount to Insure that the Film Lover is Well Informed to their Brilliant Events.  You should ask to be on their Mailing List.

2018 Key West Film Festival (KWFF)  will roll out the red carpet for you, literally, 
99 days from today  on 
Opening Night, November 14th.   Our team has been busy throughout the year curating another best-in-class festival experience - venues, films, themes, Hollywood talent, film critics, and more.  As we celebrate our eighth year, we strive to make it another memorable one for Key West visitors and locals alike.  Whether you are a film fanatic, a movie buff, a fan of the arts, or just someone who enjoys being entertained by the big screen, there is something for everyone.  

Before we dive into what's ahead in November, let's take a look back on all that's happened since the closing night reception and 2017 KWFF Awards.  In January we all watched with high anticipation as KWFF Film Selections and Award Winners headed to the first major awards of the year: the 75th Annual Golden Globes.  
I, TONYA  were all nominated films. The creativity and storytelling of 
Guillermo del Toro  was recognized with his Best Director - Motion Picture win for
 THE SHAPE OF WATER , the 2017 KWFF Opening Night Spotlight Screening! Best Original Score also went to 
Alexandre Desplat.  The applause continued for 
Allison Janney  who took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of an overbearing mother in 

Next Animal Farm Opening Sunday Sept. 23.  1-3pm, Unless noted by the MCSO Animal Farm Facebook site below ; they are Open the 2nd & 4th. Sundays every month :

Sheriff's Office Aviation Division targets aggressive driving

Sheriff Rick Ramsay recently ordered the agency's Aviation Division to address aggressive driving specifically along U.S. 1 during the 2018 motorcycle Poker Run.
Starting Friday, the Sheriff's Office launched its small helicopter along with a law enforcement officer. Note: This is not one of the Trauma Star medical emergency helicopters, which are separate aircraft. 
The helicopter patrol focused on aggressive drivers in the Islamorada area and teamed up with marked and unmarked traffic enforcement cars strategically located throughout the area. The helicopter spotted violators and followed the violators while radioing ahead to waiting patrol cars. Those patrol cars would then conduct the traffic stop. 
The effort led to eight drivers being stopped and ticketed - seven of those were passing in no-passing zones and one person drove past a stopped school bus. 
Although traffic was light in comparison to recent years, Sheriff Ramsay and the Sheriff's Office is committed to curbing illegal activity. That includes those who don't follow traffic laws.
"Every stop we performed during this new operation could have prevented a potential crash and loss of life," Sheriff Ramsay said. "This is just one of multiple steps I am taking when it comes to stopping aggressive driving."

Category : Young Pup Photography (11 Years & Younger)

1st. Pl. "My Best Friend Roxy" by Maria Mobley. Roxy German Shepard. U.S.A.

2nd. Pl. "Dinner" by Sienna Wemyss. Dallas Whippet U.K.
3rd. Pl. "Monty" by Mariah Mobley  German Shorthair Pointer U.K.
More Award Winning Dog Photography in the October 1 Issue


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


Are you a glue-gun guru and artist with a knack for fashion?  Submit your titillating, one-of-a-kind decorated bras to Womankind to "support" their upcoming signature BraZaar fundraiser, presented by Last Key Realty. The official Fantasy Fest event is set for Monday, October 22 from 7pm-10pm at Key West Theatre, featuring a  pre-auction welcome with sweet treats and libations, a high-energy, fast-moving live auction with models hired by Womankind, and a Rack Sale of old and new artist-made bra designs. The event uplifts with a 1970s game-show motif, complete with a hilarious show host, unsuspecting participants, and spectacular and hilarious prizes. Event proceeds benefit the 
nonprofit medical center that offers affordable healthcare to Keys women, and the people who love them. Due to Space Constraints ; I had to cut this Feature down from what I an the last few weeks...To learn more go to their website and facebook page; as well as click the Sept 3 Issue Link to read complete Feature
Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating and can be purchased at starting September 1.  For more information about entry submission, or for businesses who wish to sponsor an artist's bra, contact Cricket Desmarais at or call Womankind at 305-294-4004.
2015 Models : Photo by Larry Blackburn



A few of the many Features in Past Issues of  The Blue Paper :
A Manatee Rodeo? Tourists Cited for Bothering them, Man Caught with 200 Illegal Lobsters, Super Sheriff Rick Ramsay Once Again Catches Bad People, Woman Arrested for Ax Assault, Get Your Cameras Ready for King Tides, Second Man Arrested in Dairy Queen Robbery ( Former Employee), Teenage Dies, Man Flees Police Going 100 + Miles, and More Stories.  Of course in the last few weeks since this Feature; The Blue Paper has Published so many additional Features; After reading my Magazine; come back and hit the Link to theirs.  One of the Many Benefits of On-Line Publishing is to take advantage of the LINKS; We spend much time in adding and Interfacing the Links.....


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

Mote Marine Laboratory is pleased to welcome Dr. Riyad Manasrah, recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award from the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan.

Manasrah will investigate the physical and chemical dynamics of coastal ocean lagoons in the northern Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, to determine environmental status and threats to these critical ecosystems, as well as options and recommendations for sustainable use of such systems through his Fulbright award spanning September 2018 through May 2019.

Dr, Michael Crosby President of MOTE Welcomes Dr. Manasrah

From one of many Rescue, Rehabilitation and Releases

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


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

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


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

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

The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is offering a free 8-week Short Story Workshop titled "Writing on the Autograph Tree", led by author Edgardo Alvarado.  Participants will meet every Thursday September 13th through November 15th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm tdiscuss and work on their short story.  All participants must be 18 years old or older and must present a copy of an original writing before the first session. Seating is limited to 10 people.  For more information or to reserve your seat, call 305-292-3595.  This workshop is free and open to the public.  
The Key West Library at 700 Fleming St is currently accepting kids costume donations for their first Costume Swap that will be held on October 12th and 13thfrom 11:00am-2:00pm.  This is a perfect opportunity to pass on those gently used costumes and accessories to other kids in our community.  Donations are accepted during library hours up through the day of the event.  For more information contact the library at 305-292-3595. 


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


 5230 College Rd. 305-294-4857

Just 4 of the many animals up for Adoption

Due to Space Constraints the FKSPCA has so much more Information and Event Dates to share go to their Website and Facebook Pages for that Info.


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

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

Art Center in Pink by Susan O'Neill  Acrylic




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


 The Artists of Guild Hall Gallery 
614 Duval St. 305-296-6076
Go to the April 16 Link for Part 1 :
April 23 Part 2 April 30 Part 3 
Pt 5 May 14 and Pt 6 The May 21st. Issue


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


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


(Formerly Called FAVOR)



 Next Mixer is Oct. 10th. at Keys Federal Credit Union . Next Luncheon is Oct 3rd. at KW Beach Side Marriott N. Roos. Blvd.
"KEY WEST DEALS & DISCOUNTS" An Envelope that is put directly in the hands of Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.   Write or Call


The October 1 Issue should have additional information on their 2018 / 2019 Season ..Of course you can go to their website before the next Issue comes out for additional Information.

Important Note : Good Friend Gracy Lozano from Keys Lifestyle Marketing has this awesome Website that gives an Amazing and Extensive Listing of Events in Key West. Click the website below and check it out.

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



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

September 17 :
To see ALL the Issue Links from Jan 1 2018 to May 28, 2018 Go to the Sept 17th Link.
September 10
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3

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


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

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends uses WWW.CONSTANTCONTACT.COM for Production, Database Management, and Delivery. They are GREAT. Their Customer Support and On-Line Q&A are Second to None. 781-482-8911
Also Here is my Facebook Page :


712 Duval St. 305-440-2179 11A-11P
 "Best Hush Puppies & New England Clam Chowder in the South; & the Angle Hair Pasta with Lump Crab in a Cream Sauce is amazing; plus their Peel N Eat Shrimp are by far always the tastiest The Keys.  


305-296-6196 1434 Kennedy Dr.


 1100 Simonton St.#3


5210 College Road 

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


Due to Space Constraints : There will be no Photo Galleries from Mile Zero in this Issue ; as well as No "Photos of the Week from Peter Arnow"  Of course Peter's Photos can also be found in the Daily Konk Life Issues.


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

NEXT WEEK IN THE OCT 1 ISSUE Photos of Constitutional Day with Kay Harris of The Citizen and Bill  Becker of US 1 Radio
 Dr. Madeline Pumariega, Chancellor of the Florida College System (FCS), presented a check on behalf of the FCS Foundation for $16,824 to the Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) Foundation last week.  The donation matches locally raised funds for scholarships for students in the nursing program as well as students who are the first in their families to attend college. 
Of the total, $10,356 was provided by Florida Blue for nursing students, which matches donations to the FKCC Foundation from organizations such as the Hemingway Look-Alike Society, the Lower Keys Women's Club, and the American Legion Post 28.  Additionally, the Helios Education Foundation donated $987 and Bank of America contributed $5,481 to match amounts raised locally to support first-generation-in-college student scholarships. The primary local donor for such scholarships is FKCC President Emeritus Dr. William A. Seeker.  Dr. Seeker, the first in his family to earn a college degree, established the Sue and Albert Seeker First Generation in College Scholarship in 2007 in honor of his parents. 
"The FKCC Foundation is very grateful to receive these scholarship donations that will help FKCC students achieve their academic and personal goals," said Dr. Frank Wood, FKCC Vice President of Advancement and the Executive Director of the FKCC Foundation.  "Scholarship awards allow students to focus on intellectual challenges rather than financial ones; they reaffirm dreams."
For more information about supporting the FKCC Foundation, contact Dr. Wood at 305-809-3287 or
Dr. Madeline Pumariega, Chancellor of the Florida College System Foundation, presents a check for $16,824 for FKCC scholarships to Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, FKCC President, Dr. Frank Wood, FKCC Vice   President of Advancement and the Executive Director of the FKCC Foundation, and Bruce Halle, FKCC Foundation board member.

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


We are one of many 'pods' across the globe, 
part of a grassroots movement started by 
PlantPure Communities, a non-profit. 

The  'Whole Plant Lifestyle in Key West' pod,
is a local non-profit independent group, that
advocates whole plant nutrition for all these reasons:
health, the environment, sustainability,
animal welfare, and food inequities.

Free, open to the public. Free raffles! Free prizes!
Free whole plant nutrition information sessions.
Find us at the Key West Library:
During the month of September 5,12, 19 & 26, Wednesdays, 5-7pm; ALSO THE ENTIRE MONTH OF OCTOBER





Neil Chamberlain and Staff Send Greetings

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



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


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

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

Sept 26 Habitat for Humanity
Oct. 10 Reef Relief
Oct. 15 KWHS Conchettes
Oct. 16 Sigsbee
Oct. 17 KWHS Conchettes
Dec. 6 Wesley House & Lighted Bike Parade


WWW.KEYWESTWILDLIFECENTER.ORG 1801 White St. 305-292-1008 

Thanks Tom, Peggy and Staff / Supporters /Board for the Amazing Job you do in Helping our Wild Friends.


WWW.THEKEYWESTTHEATER.COM 512 Eaton St. 305-985-0433
 Sept 30 : Louie Anderson, Oct. 14 :Who's Bad The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, Nov. 7 : Ottmar Lieberft, Nov. 15 : Thunder From Down Under, Nov. 16 : Livingston Taylor, Nov. 28th. : Kingston Trio Legacy Tour, Dec 7th. : Paula Poundstone, Dec, 16th. A John Waters Christmas, 2/2/2019 : Beginnings A Tribute to the Music of Chicago.
Nov. 15 Thunder from Down Under
Nov 28
Kingston Trio Legacy Tour
Jefferson Starship

John Waters December 16

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

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


Nov. 16 Livingston Taylor

Nov. 7 : Ottmar Liebert

TICKETS ON SALE and can be purchased at the Key West Theater box office at 512 Eaton St or online at
Key West Theater presents
(L) A few more events : Nov. 25 at The San Carlos NICK NORMAN BAND "AN EVENING FEATURING CAFFEINE CARL WAGONER & JOEY MARCHIANO Additional Info.
(R) The Smallest Band in Key West Jan. 10 for more info

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



Their Monthly E-Mailer & Feature on their website "Keys Traveler" has a Tremendous Amount of Information.
"Keys Traveler" E-Newsletter Link ; Hit
September 2018 Issue Just Out
Includes a Feature on the new addition to Fantasy Fest "Games We Play" Oct. 19-28
& Featured Video of the Month : Discover the Seven Mile Bridge

Arts & Culture


Diving and Fishing



ALSO : "Carmen by Request : A Musical Journey" 11/16 & 17
"Adventures in Burlesqueland : A KW Burlesque Production" 11/18-26
WWW.REDBARNTHEATRE.COM  305-296-9911 319 Duval Street

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

Our "Theatre Section" Continues with Coffee Mill Dance Studio
CoffeeMill Dance Studio Fall 2018 Semester Started on Tuesday, September 4th
CoffeeMill Dance Studio, Key West's premier instructional dance studio for over 35 years, kicks off their Fall 2018 semester on September 4 with a full roster of children and adult dance and fitness classes at their two locations at 'The Annex' at 605a Simonton Street and 'By the Bay' at 3340 North Roosevelt Blvd. #2. 
For more information, call the CoffeeMill Dance Studio at 305-296-9982, email, or visit for a full schedule.  

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


 Click LINK1 For more details

TSKW "On the Deck Residency Potluck" is Sept 26 6-8pm 607 Ashe Street. Meet New Residents : Emily Carr, and Robin & Hannah 
Click this link for greater details :


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

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

GUILD HALL 158 Main St. East Hampton, NY 11937 631-324-0806 WWW.GUILDHALL.ORG
SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER 25 Jobs Ln Southampton, NY, 11968 631-283-0967

PARRISH ART MUSEUM 279 Montauk Hwy. Water Mill, NY, 11976
37A Main Street  East Hampton NY 631-329-4516.  

 Photo & Art Galleries from Lucille Khornak


281 Front St. 305-295-6616

 Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children resume at Fort East Martello on September 4 

Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children happens every Tuesday and Thursday through May 
Key West Art & Historical Society's popular Parent & Me Fort Adventures education program for children 0-5 and their parents have resumed at Fort East Martello, 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, and will take place from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May.
Led by educator Linda Stolze, the program celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits.  

Parent & Me Fort Adventures are open to children aged 0-5 and run from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 4 through May and is $5 per family. For more information visit or call Adele Williams at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.  
Photo by Carol Tedesco

  Ph.D. candidate researches Stock Island's  Southernmost Pre-Columbian Archaeology Site, shares findings in Key West classrooms
For the past two years archaeologist Ryan Harke of Tampa, Florida, has been researching a little-known Pre-Columbian habitation on Stock Island. The Ph.D. candidate will be in Key West September 20-23 to continue his work and research and on Friday, September 21, will be sharing his methods and findings with Sugarloaf Elementary School 8 th grade students as well as with a group of HOB STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students, courtesy of Key West Art & Historical Society.
The site that Harke is studying, located on Stock Island where the jail and its parking lot now exist, is one of the largest Pre-Columbian habitations known in the Keys, consisting of a black-earth mound. By studying the mound and a large midden of shells, sea-turtle bones, shellfish, and the now extinct Caribbean Monk seal and pygmy sperm whale remains found there, Harke can determine how Florida Keys Native Americans interacted with their island environments 800 years ago, including knowing what species they ate and what tools they used. 
For more information about this and other Society educational programs, contact Adele Williams at 305.295.6616, x115.  Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island.




The Key West Police Department, with the help of a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation, is rolling out a program aimed at improving the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in particularly accident-prone areas of the island.
Recent studies have shown that Key West, when compared to cities of equal size, ranks #4 for bicycle injuries and #4 for incidents involving pedestrians. Over the past several years, Key West has dropped in ranking from #1 to #4 for bicycle injuries -with the help of these FDOT grants.
The "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" FDOT campaign is providing grant funding so that the Key West Police can step up enforcement in targeted areas to stop unsafe behavior or all road users: motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Officers will have an increased presence in all of the crosswalks on North Roosevelt Blvd., including those at the Triangle.
These High Visibility Enforcement Details are funded through a contract with the University of North Florida in partnership with FDOT.
The program is an effort to educate motorists as well as cyclist and pedestrians. The goal of the enforcement is to change behaviors. Anyone driving a vehicle needs to be aware of cyclists and respect their right to share the road. Motorists must be aware of and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks. Pedestrians must use crosswalks and be sure they are visible to drivers when walking at night. Cyclists need to obey the rules of the road. The goal of the grant is shows real reductions in injuries and fatalities by changing behaviors.
That means that bikes, when travelling in the road, must go with the flow of traffic, stop at all lights and stop signs, and use lights at night. It's also illegal for a bicyclist to pass a car on the right, especially through an intersection. Bicycles may ride on sidewalks, however they must yield to pedestrians and give an audible signal when passing someone on foot. Bikes and motorists must yield to pedestrians.
The Key West Police Department will be targeting these particular areas, as part of the grant, through May of 2019.






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

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



WWW.KEYSSO.NET 305-293-7300
Monroe County Animal Farm in Key West 5501 College Rd. 305-293-7300 . Open the 2nd & 4th Sunday each month (1-3p) , Under the Brilliant Direction of Officer/Farmer Jeanne Selander.   Next Opening is Sept. 23rd.



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