The Keys Blast from Ed Krane & Friends 
 September 17, 2018

"Shady Cars on Eaton Street" by Susan Sykes 8 X 10 WaterColor
"Tourists" by Janis Fitch  18 X 24 Oil on Gesso Board

PART 2 Highlighting the Artists of Coco and Salem

 Below a Tease for Part 3 in this Issue of Many Parts / Weeks Featuring 350 Photos from the 60' and 70's
Before becoming the First Lady, Jackie Bouvier almost married another man; World War II veteran and Wall Street Banker John Husted. She was just 22 years old at the time and quickly grew to hate the idea of becoming a housewife. By March she called the whole wedding off and mere months later started dating John F Kennedy who was a U.S. congressman at the time. She met Kennedy at a dinner-party in Georgetown, and the two hit it off. 
M*A*S*H was an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart which aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. The show is set during the Korean War and follows members of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (which is where the acronym MASH comes from). The show ran for 11-years despite the fact that the Korean War lasted just over three years.
Part 3 of many Parts / Weeks ; of 350 Photos that look back at the 60's and 70's
"Love Birds" by Grant Thomas
One of 5 new On-Line Photographic Features : Underwater Photography

Photo : Alyson Crean
Honoring the First Key West Employee that served 50 Years (More Info Below)
Sheriff Rick Ramsay Our Hero.  See what he and MCSO did recently.

Our Weekly The City of Key West and MCSO Sections

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

2nd. Pl. in "Puppy" Category "Sticking Together" Beagle Mix by Charlie Nunn USA
Pt.1 of our On-Line Photography Feature : Award Winning Dog Photography Featuring Many Categories

Hanging around at the airport waiting can become very dull. People start looking for ways to keep themselves entertained. There are only so many cups of coffee you can go and drink. There's just so much you can do on your phone before the battery dies. And there are just so many conversations you can have with strangers. This young lady had tried it all, but the boredom persisted. She decided to take planking to a new level by trying it out on the luggage conveyor belt.
Pt. 2 Airport Photos 

As Usual; Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery Features Many Rare Iconic Photographs and Paintings. Many of the Paintings are from Talented Rock Stars & Don Oriolo Features Famous Cartoon Characters.  The Sept 10 Issue Featured a few of the NEW Elvis Presley Paintings from Don Oriolo.  This Issue has a few New Signed Raquel Welch Photographs from Iconic Photographer Terry O'Neill; both Series + Rolling Stones Ronnie Woods Art & Hundreds of Works from Various Artists & Photographers are Hanging.

WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM NOV. 14-18 (More Below)

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 Feature 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)

Hometown : The Final Candidate Event of the 2018 Season on September 17 (More Below) This should be Interesting; They ALL are.  I read ALL the Local Papers for an Entire Year ; just for the 20 minutes that Mayor Cates, Randy Becker, and I had in the Final Candidates event of 2016.  I don't think I ever took a Deeper Breath then after the last word of my 3 Minute Summary Statement. 

The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends ; Going out to over 7895 Each Week.  In this Issue ; September 17, 2018 : Pt. 2 A Visit to Cocco and Salem Art Gallery, Pt. 3 of Many Parts ( 350 Photos) of our On-Line Photographic Feature "A Look Back at the 60's & 70's", Pt. 2 On-Line Photographic Feature : "Underwater Photography", Closing Reception at TSKW 9/22 for the Matt Stock, Photographic Exhibition, Pt. 1 On-Line Photographic Feature of Award Winning Dog Photography, FKCC and LKMC Features, TSKW's Book and Books Opens Season with "The Gulf : The Making of an American Sea by Jack E Davis 10/5, The Final Candidate Event by WWW.HOMETOWN.COM 9/17 at TSKW,  Many Events & Exhibitions from KWAHS Inc."Happy Hour with the Historians" 9/18, Our Weekly The City of KW and MCSO Sections inc. Honoring a 50 Year Employee of the City + Sheriff Rick Ramsay & MCSO Once again Captures a Bad Person, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM , Pt. 2 of our On-Line Photo Feature "Airport Photos", WWW.EQFL.ORG ,

Zazoo Fine Art & Photo Gallery has a Few Elvis Presley Original Paintings for sale; as well as Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, Next MCSO Animal Farm Opening 9/23, WWW.KWFILMFEST.COM 
72 Hr. Film Challenge Receptions and Screening at The Tropic Cinema  11/14-18, WWW.SUPERBOAT.COM 38th.. Key West Championship Truman Waterfront 11/4-11, TDC ( Tourist Development Council) Key's On-Line Monthly Magazine "The Keys Traveler" September Issue and we have the Link to the entire Issue,
The Aids Help CC had their 2018 Queen and King Kick Off Event at The SoutherMost House ; best one yet. Both William Dali of Willi B Entertainment and I have many photos to show, OIRF (Old Island Restoration Foundation)  Season Opener 11/15 with a Special Event, Conch Pride Flag Unveiled Only $99.99, Commissioner Sam  Kaufman Holds "A Town Meeting' 9/27 (More Below), Key West Wellness Center and Dr. Ashley Hoyt give 25% Off on Many Treatments until Sept 30, Pt.2 of Susan Sykes Feature with Cocco and Salem Featuring her Series of Life in Key West in 1940, Red Barn & Waterfront Playhouse the 2018 and 2019 Season, Coffee Mill Dance Students begin Classes, Wesley House starts Forster Care Classes Sept 19 + Holiday Helper starts Oct.5th..,Garden Hotel Schedule for their Cabarat & Weekly Sunday Jazz Concerts,
The City of KW Honors Mary Canalejo for 50 Years of Service, KWFD in Action. Mangia-Mangia Helping ALL the Non Profits, Zonta 11/3 5K Walk / Run for ABC ("Awareness Breast Cancer"), WWW.FLA-KEYS.COM ,
Next "MCSO ANIMAL FARM" Opens 9/23 1-3pm, The City of Key West's "Preserve Island Life", Sunset Water Sports, WomanKind's Brazaar 10/22 
Mote Marine & Reef Relief, 2018 Annual Art Sculpture ALL Over the KW Tropic Forest & Botanical Gardens ( On for many additional months),The Fla. Keys Council of the Arts ; Under the Fine Direction of Curator Martha Resk, The Key West Library Short Story Workshop ; runs for a few months ( started last week) +Halloween Costume Swap Fri Oct 12 & 13, WWW.THEBLUEPAPER.COM ,Royal Furniture's Six Locations, Tammy Fox Tells Us about 1Yr. After Irma and the Impact to the Animals, KW Wildlife Center, "Take Stock in America", KW Theater Schedule, Next KWBG Luncheon 10/3 + KWBG Mixer Oct 10.,  WWW.DOITKEYWEST.COM , "Last Stand : Protecting the Keys" : Comments about the 1300 ROGO's Offer + Next Meeting 9/17 at KW Library 12:30p Featuring Kimberly Mattthews, "Preserve Island Life", Aids Help CC

FKCC has "Constitution Day : Focusing in on the First Amendment Sept 17 with Guest Speakers US 1 News Dir Bill Becker and The Citizen Newspaper's Editor Kay Harris, Plant Pure Communities, Sanctuary Friends Foundation of the Florida Keys, Our Weekly "Theatre Section" & "Hampton's Art and Culture".
WWW.LUCILLEKHORNAK.COM , Isle Cook Key West, VFW, & More

Part 2 The Artists of Cocco and Salem 
Here is the Link to PART 1 That Featured Jim Salem, Stanley Zabar, Marylene Proner, & Susan Sykes. Aug 13 

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

This Issue Features More of Susan Sykes, Judith & Stanly Zabar, Marylene Proner, Henry Peter, Janis Fitch, Roger Van Lieshout & Mia Tavonatti. Upcoming Issues will Feature More Works from these Artists as well the ones Featured in Part 1 

"Last Rose : Boston Common" by Jim Salem 8 X 10 Acrylic on Canvas

"Yellow Mat" by Judith Zabaar

"Wood Nature Purple Hope" by Stanley Zabar 30 X 57 Painting with Light

"Ice Cream" by Marylene Proner 30 X 40 Acrylic on Canvas

More Cocco and Salem Artists Up Shortly

September 22 : Closing Reception : Painting with Light in the Dark ; Brilliant Photography from Matt Stock.  Just a few more days to see in person his Photography

Books and Books 2018 /2019 Season starts in October ; their first event Detailed Up Shortly


Part 3 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
for Pt. 1   and Featured Photos on Farrah Fawcett, JFK & Jacqueline, Linda Carter, Robert Downey Jr., Sting, Bob Dylan, Barbara Eden, Jaws, Al Pacino, Heather Locklear, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Ann-Margaret, Brady Bunch, Patrick Swayze, Charles Bronson & Jill Ireland, Eric Clapton.

Janis was known to fused her rock with the Blues, giving it far more depth. Janis was also widely regarded for her 'electric' stage presence and though she died young, she still remains one of the top-selling musicians in the United States.  Despite having only released three albums before her untimely death, Janis Joplin is arguably one of the most prominent female rock stars of all time and certainly the biggest of her era. In 1995, she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Pictured here is the legendary comedic genius Robin Williams in 1978. Mork & Mindy was his first big break. This legendary role launched his career and propelled him towards his future greatness. In it, he played the role of "Mork from Ork", a bumbling alien who moves in with an earthling named Mindy. The roomies attempt to maintain a normal household which goes about as well as expected. 
Right from the start, Williams was primarily known for his comedic bits and his demeanor was said to be usually quite in sync with his on stage persona. But it seems Williams had long suffered from depression and eventually dementia which resulted in his death by suicide in 2014.
Pictured here is the legendary slapstick team known as The Three Stooges. Captured here, out of character, are Moe Howard, whose real name was Moses Horwitz; Larry Fine was born Louis Fienberg, and Curly Howard's real name was Jerome Lester Horwitz.  
Looking back, 'The Three Stooges' may seem like nothing more than mindless entertainment but they turned vaudeville slapstick into an art form. They inspired many comedic actors and writers, their influence can be seen in just about every form of comedy no matter the medium.  
Part 2 ( ) was in the Sept 10 Issue and featured Jaimie Lee Curtis, Get Smart's Don Adams & Barbara Feldon, Martha Stewart, Janet & Michael Jackson, Caroline and John Kennedy, Tina Louise, Jim Morrison (Light my Fire), Bob Dylan, Sonny & Cher, Ronettes, ZZ Top, Sophia Loren, Clint Eastwood, A very young Sally Fields ( well since this is a Feature on the 60's & 70's most of the photos show the Subjects at Younger Ages), Melanie Griffiths & Don Johnson ( Ages 15 & 22)

More of the 60's and 70's Up Shortly

Pushed Back until this Issue : Award Winning Dog Photography. There are many Categories and we are showing the Top 3 of Each

1st. Pl. "Reassurance" Rocko German Shepard by Dean Mortimer UK

2nd. Place "The Magic of Reading" Messi : Golden Retriever by Maria Cristina Nadalin.  Brazil

3rd. Pl. "A Veterans Best Friend" Delta : White Swiss Shepard by Craig Turner-Bullock. New Zealand

Puppies Category 
1st. Pl. "Little Ceylin" Ceyclin : Italian Greyhound by Klaus Dyba. Germany

3rd. Pl. "Let's Call it Roly Poly Poppy" Snickers : Cross Breed Puppy. Photographed by Doodle Rock Rescue by Robyn Pope. USA
More Award Winning Dog Photography Up Shortly ; 2nd Place Puppies Winner are in the Lead Tease Photos


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 Pembrooke 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 : 10th. Annual Hooters Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Presented by Visit St. Pete / Clearwater. Dry Pits : Coachman Park 301 Drew St. Clearwater


The Candidates are for King : Mike Syring, Larry Blackburn, & Diamond Dave Bevens. For Queen : Bernadette ( Bernie) Restivo & Jennifer Hughes. ALL 5 are winners; every $ Raised brings us steps / miles closer to the Cure and along the way making those with More Comfortable.  This Feature will contain 3 Parts ; the First two are my photos of the Networking and Part 3 some great shots from Willi D Entertainment. 

Diamond Dave for King
Jenn for Queen
This 1 Pic from Willi D Entertainment : Part 3 of this Feature will have ALL his Photos 
Bernie for Queen
Mike for King
Larry Blackburn for King


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:

DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; Please go to above FB site for way more information from this awesome dept. at The City of Key West; 

Pt 2 of 2  from One of our 5 New On-Line Photographic Exhibitions

"Friends or Food" by Songda Cai

"Hyppocampus Guttulatus Coupling Dance" by Adriano Morettin

"Pretty Lady" by Tian Hong Wang

"A Reflective Green Turtle Hatchling"

"Crocodile Reflections" by Borut Furian

"Tres Amigos" by Sarah Vasend
Part 1 of the Underwater Photography Feature was in the Sept 3 Issue


We Now Continue with the Artists of Cocco and Salem Gallery 
Here are 3 Paintings from Henry Peter All Acrylic on Canvas

"Incoming" 10 X 16

"Key West Corner"  12 X 16

"Fade to Black"  9 X 12
Susan Sykes Up Next with her Brilliant art Portraying Life in Key West in 1940 & Current


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 


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 Fell Better
Mention This Coupon ; Expires Sept 30


ELVIS PRESLEY PAINTINGS from Don Oriolo and RAQUEL WELCH Signed Photographs

" Raquel on Cross " 
 © Terry O'Neill

Over 50 years ago filming began in London and the Canary Isles
 on a notorious movie that would change Hollywood and popular culture forever. The hour glass figure of a young aspiring actress called Raquel Welch, was sewn into a deer-skin ' barely-bikini '
And together with a script comprised of only grunts and screams, launched the movies' first overtly outrageous sex symbol.

" One Million Years BC " cost a miserly $500,000 but even after censors cut eight minutes that were considered too provocative
 it grossed more than $10 Million at the US Box Office alone.
It spawned the best-selling movie poster of all time and a long-lasting friendship and collaboration between the actress and photographer Terry O'Neill who was on the set to capture images that were both candid and often comical.

When Ms. Welch began receiving critical letters from feminists complaining she was objectifying women, she told O'Neill she was being " crucified " for taking the role. The conversation spawned perhaps the most iconic image of her ever taken by O'Neill when 
he built a wooden cross in a studio and hung Raquel from it, wearing her notorious bikini.  O'Neill had second thoughts
 and refused  to release the image until 30 years later.
Fine Art Silver Gelatin Photographic Print signed by 
Terry O'Neill  and Raquel Welch.  We have edition
 8 / 50 !!!  Only a few remaining for purchase !
Framed size is approx.  30 " x 31 1/2 ".  Gallery price is 
$7,950.00  (Note: October 1st the price will increase to $12,500 !)
Includes a certificate of authenticity.

If you are interested in purchasing the Series of Elvis Presley Paintings from Don Oriole and the Series of Raquel Welch Photographs please call me at  305-294-8925 or email me at  .
EDITOR'S NOTE ; There is another Photo that James and Jason sent Called "Raquel Welch Bar Top"; I thought it best to not Publish; but def. check it out at the Gallery.

Next Issue : A Variety of Zazoo's Iconic Art & Photographs

281 Front St. 305-295-6616
Many Events and Exhibitions in their Weekly Section Up Shortly


Part 2 Airport Photos
This polar bear was tired of winter, and all he wanted was a flight to a warmer climate. Like every normal person, he came to the airport in search of such a trip. However, he hadn't purchased a ticket. Nor had he followed security protocols and checked his luggage in. Instead, he reported straight to the plane. Imagine his disappointment when he was told to say to the terminal building to buy a ticket! It looks like this Alaskan adventurer isn't giving up, though!

This guy was so excited when his girlfriend came home from a trip. He was waiting at the airport and could no longer contain himself. As soon as he saw her, he got on one knee and asked the big question. She looks so shocked and surprised. The people in the background clearly look as though they enjoyed being part of the audience for the very public proposal. From her body language, it seems like she definitely said yes!
Traveling with a small child is challenging enough. But with more than one, you need to work smart. You have to keep an eye on your children at all times. The airport is such a fascinating place that it's easy for them to get distracted and fall behind. This traveler thought she'd come up with the perfect plan. She had both kids on leashes, but it appears they were taking her for a walk instead of the other way around.

The Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow is a stark reminder of the frailty of flying. When your plane takes off, you can look down and see the three pieces that remain of Dagestan Airlines Flight 37. The aircraft encountered difficulties, and there was a problem with the emergency landing. It broke into pieces and killed two people. It was decided to leave the remains of the plane there for pilot trials. But it does nothing for passenger confidence!
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is an airplane cabin full of falcons. These winged birds of prey were not up to flying to their destination old school. And so, they insisted that their owner give them the same travel benefits as all the other employees. Their owner, a Saudi prince, was determined to show that he was not discriminatory in his approach. And being that he was a Saudi prince, the airline had no choice but to acquiesce.
Here is the Link to Part 1
More Airport Photos Up Shortly


Here are 4 Works from Susan Sykes 

U.S.S. Hornet / Pacific 1944  10 X 13 WaterColor

"Sailor's Bar" 1945  7 X 11 WaterColor

"Live Entertainment"5.75 X 19.75 WaterColor 

"Beach Kid Bikinis" 5.5 X 19.34 WaterColor

Up Next Janis Fitch, Roger Van Lieshout & Mia Tavonatti

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


2018 / 2019 Season

Also : "Adventures in BurlesqueLand : A KW Burlesque Production",  "Carmen by Request : A Musical Journey" 11/16 & 17
Of course to see greater details on these Plays & Productions go to their Website and FB; as well as our Weekly "Theatre" Section
We now Continue with Award Winning Dog Photography 

"I love Dogs Because"
1st. Pl. "One Heart One Family" Dash, Royal, Harley, Zena, Ryan , Ready : Border Collies by Tamara Kedves. Hungary

2nd. Pl. "Simply A Ball" Darly : Crossbreed Cocker & Poodle) by Elise Finney  UK

3rd. Pl. "Hide and Seek" Big City Border Lad : Border Collie by Kirsten Van Ravenhost . Netherlands

More Award Winning Dog Photography Next Week

BELOW IS INFO. ON THE 2018 72 HR. FILM CHALLENGE; and although that Kick Off is Past; still valuable info. on getting involved in Producing a Film as well as info. on the Film Screenings and Receptions at The Tropic Cinema.

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?
The 72-Hour film challenge takes place annually and is free for anyone to enter. All ages and talent levels -- from amateur to professional -- are encouraged to participate. We even offer a short, basic lesson on how to film from your iPhone.  Filmmaking teams will have 72(ish) hours to write, shoot, edit, and score a complete short film that is seven minutes or less in length.   Films will need to be dropped off at Tropic Cinema or emailed to us in the correct format.  All entries will be shown at a screening open to the public on September 25th & 26th at the Tropic.
Where it all starts
You are invited to the kick-off party at Tropic Cinema.  During the kick-off party teams will register. If you don't have a team that's okay; let us know ahead of time and we can help you find others who can work with you. 
Each team will be given a genre, title, line of dialogue, occupation and prop. All elements must be included in your final film -- the rest is up to you!  Got it? Be warned: we switch the options each year just to keep you on your toes!!

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

Born Robert Weston Smith, legendary rock & roll DJ "Wolfman Jack" rose to fame throughout the '60s.The Brooklyn native studied broadcasting while supporting himself as a door-to-door salesman. It wasn't until 1965, after getting a job at a Mexico-based station, XERB-AM that the legend of "wolfman Jack" began to make mainstream news.  Wolfman Jack went on to make numerous television appearances and hosting NBC-TV's The Midnight Special. His final syndicated radio broadcast was in Washington, DC from a Planet Hollywood restaurant on June 30, 1995. He died July 2, 1995 of a heart attack. 
Led Zeppelin consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's long-form songs with heavy, guitar-driven sound led to them being cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. 
They drew their unique style drew from a wide variety of genres including blues, psychedelia, and folk music. Although they were initially unpopular with critics their fame grew exponentially, with their song "Stairway to Heaven" now among the most influential works in rock music history.  Editors Note in an effort to loose the double spacing ; I continue this Feature after LKMC ; and that worked.

WWW.LKMC.COM 5900 College Rd.  305-294-5531
"Island Health : Your Health , Your Life" Newsletter
The Keys Blast from Ed Krane and Friends is on the LKMC Database to receive their monthly Newsletter. Below is an Edited Copy of this month ; and do to the Conversion Interface am only able to copy most of it. Hit Links below for Informative Info..

"You're Dehydrated & What to do About It Hit LINK1
Back, Side, or Stomach Hit LINK2
The 10,000 Step a Day Rule Hit LINK3


Taken in Los Angeles back in 1980, pictured here is Pat Benatar posed with her band. Benatar's debut album "In the Heat of the Night" was released in August 1979, and by early 1980 it had reached #12 in the United States. Also in 1980 was the release of her LP, "Crimes of Passion", featuring her signature song "Hit Me with Your Best Shot". "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" was Benatar's first single to break the US Top 10 and it ended up reaching gold status and selling more than a million copies in the United States.
Marilyn Monroe is one of the biggest pop-icons in history. Actress, model, sex-icon and mistress to the president of the United States John F. Kennedy. Often cast as a "dumb blonde" she was the embodiment of the 1950's entire attitude towards women and sexuality in general. She was beautiful, stylish, and died far too young and under very suspicious circumstances. Even her death achieved legendary status, as conspiracy theories still surround it decades later.
More Photos from  the 60's and 70's Up Shortly

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
Janis Fitch Next 3 Paintings

"She's in my Spot" 8 X 8 Oil on Canvas

"Panda Marie"  18 X 24 Oil on Gesso Board

"Lazy October"  16 X 20  Oil on Gesso Board

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.

Sunday, September 16 & 23 , Megan Clay, 5-7pm
Wednesday, September 19, James King, III, 5-7pm
Thursday, September20, James King, III, 5-7pm
Friday, September 21, James King, III, 5-7pm
Saturday, September 22, James King, III, 5-7pm
Also Sat. 9/22 Larry 4 King with Rick Worth, 6-8 pm, $, The Gardens Hotel will provide the magical landscape for a picture-perfect evening with soft jazz sounds while we watch artist Rick Worth astound us with his brush strokes to create a rendition of the masterpiece Starry Night by Van Gogh. The painting will go up for bid at the end of the evening.


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.


 "Animal Buddies"
Thanks for all the great Comments on this Photo Feature we recently; here are links to see it Sept 3

Kate the Great Dane and Pippin the deer: When Kate came across abandoned baby deer Pippin, the loving canine adopted her! As Pippin matured, she eventually moved back into the forest, but she still visits Kate and Kate's owner, Isobel.


Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean
Due to Publishing a few less Issues over the Summer; Alyson Crean's Excellent E-Mail Features has Created a Small Waiting List in my "Put on Blast" File.  Will try over the course of the next Issues to Double / Triple Up on The City of Key West Features.  Thanks for the Great Material.

During Tuesday's City Commission, Key West Police Chief Donie Lee and City Manager Jim Scholl recognized Mary Canalejo as the first City employee in our history to have served for 50 years.
Before a packed house, Canalejo modestly accepted the accolades and a standing ovation staffers and many members of the police department.
Canalejo started in 1968 as secretary to the flamboyant and now infamous Fire Chief Joseph "Bum" Farto, whose disappearance in 1975 -- after a conviction for selling drugs -- has become Key West legend. 
"I think she knows what happened to him," quipped Lee, "but that's for another day."
Canalejo transferred to the police department long before the scandal, however. She has served under 11 chiefs of police. During her tenure, she has been named employee of the year and has earned and received numerous awards and recognitions.
"Mary's extensive historical knowledge has served as an invaluable asset," said Lee. "To this day she comes to work with the attitude and work ethic as if it were her first day some 50 years ago. She does so with great professionalism and a great sense of humor.  It is not often that you see an employee who is so dedicated to an organization that they will give 50 years of their life."
"I can't think of a better place to work, or more excellent people to work for," said Canalejo. "That's why I've been here 50 years. And the last ten years have been especially amazing with the leadership of Chief Lee, Capt. Brandenburg and Capt. Torres."
In addition to a plaque honoring her service, the City presented Canalejo with a shadowbox containing ten challenge coins, each commemorating five year increments in her half century of service.
In the photo taken by Alyson Crean: Chief Donie Lee, Mary Canalejo, City Manager Jim Scholl.

 a Feature on the KWFD in Action


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 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 18 Domestic Abuse Shelter
Sept 19 Monroe County Animal Farm
Sept 21 May Sands Montessori School
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
The popular western series, Gunsmoke was actually a radio show before making the transition to television in 1955. The TV series ran from September 10, 1955, to March 31, 1975, on CBS, with 635 total episodes.
By its second season in 1956, the show has made its way onto the top ten list and soon shot up to the number one spot. It stayed at the top until 1961 and even when bumped down, it remained among the top 20 programs until 1964. 
Nowadays Diana Rigg can be seen in Game of Thrones, as Olenna Tyrell. But once upon a time, the young, glamorous, smokey eyed beauty was most famous for her role in the 1965 "Avengers" series.  Diana Rigg was famous, audacious, and often described as the most desirable woman in the world in her heyday. Her love life was just as public as her award winning career. Shamelessly dating a much older (married man), and boldly stating she had no desire "to be respectable". 
Taken back in 1972, this picture features Elvis Presley in his gold glasses and lion pendant. In addition to his glitzy accessories, Elvis was also known for his pitch black hair, which he dyed, his natural hair color was brown.  His decadence didn't end there, he was quite the ladies man, and after his divorce from Priscilla was finalized, he was said to let some of the 'good looking' ladies that stalked his infamous mansion, Graceland, inside the house after hours. On one occasion, it was a reported 152 women!  
Lyra Radford is one of the Principle Writers of this "Groovy History" Feature; You will also find the addition 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'
The San Diego airport decided that those pets who travel deserve the same amenities as their human companions. They created an area where you can take your pet to let them do their business uninterrupted. No more filthy looks from commuters when your pooch makes a poop on the main concourse! And to make it more pet-friendly, they decided to use a fake fire hydrant in the middle of the area. That's enough to get any doggie in the mood to relieve themselves!
Here is an example of the strength of the human will to survive. Faced with an indefinite wait at the airport, it was time to get creative. Lousy flying conditions persisted, and it looked like these people were going to be waiting at the airport for quite some time. Needing some sleep, they found some cardboard boxes to create beds. The boxes created a bit of darkness and gave them some privacy as they spent some 'quality' time on the airport floor.
In today's times, airport security needs to be tight. But there's a line in the sand that shouldn't get crossed. Here we see airport security not only going over the line in the sand, but they're also entirely obliterating it. A nun is being subjected to an additional physical check by a security official. We realize that disguising yourself as a nun is an ingenious way of smuggling contraband. But one look at the lady's face should assure you she is who she says she is.
There is no business, like show business. And these two young men are proof of that. They have taken the boredom out of waiting at the airport by introducing their fellow travelers to some exciting entertainment. In an extraordinary show of strength, they are demonstrating their acrobatic prowess, all while one of them engages in a riveting read. Unfortunately, their audience isn't huge. Although I'm sure that those who were there appreciated their efforts! Keep up the good work, guys!
Sometimes, the security measures that airports implement seem insane. Why would they ban snow globes of all things? They're so cute and harmless, right? Wrong. They were banned because they were the perfect way to transport dangerous chemicals on to an airplane. Yet another simple pleasure ruined by the times we live in. On the other hand, Durians were banned in Bangkok because of their awful odor. Some people might consider that another victory in the ongoing war against sensory terrorism!
Part 3 of 3 Airport Photos in the September 24 Issue ; that was fun ; right...

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


More for the Artists of Cocco and Salem Gallery
The Next Two Paintings from Roger Van Lieshout Both Oil on Canvas

"Becoming" 22 X 28

"Carmen" 40 X 60

The Next Two Paintings are from Mia Tavonatti

"Queen of the Angels"  34 X 39 Glass

"Siamese Fighting Fish" 24 X 36 Mosiac on Board
More from ALL the Artists from Cocco and Salem in the September 24, 2018 Issue.

Part 2  2018 King and Queen Campaign Kick Off at SouthernMost House 

Up Shortly Part 3 ; Featuring Willi D Entertainment Photos

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 :

Don't miss Hometown's last Candidate Q&A Forum of the 2018 election year on Monday, September 17th ! This important event will feature candidates for U.S. Representative, State Representative, Monroe County Commission Districts 2 and 4, Mosquito Control District 2, Key West Utility Board Seat D, and Key West Mayor.
Join us at a new venue, the Grand Ballroom of the DoubleTree Resort/Grand Key, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, where doors will open to voters at 5:00pm. As always, this Hometown event includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and the opportunity to mingle with candidates before the forum begins promptly at 5:30pm. Witness candidates make last-ditch efforts to enlist the support of voters in the November 6th  general election. You won't want to miss this-and bring a friend! There will be plenty of free parking.
Panelists for this Q&A Forum are 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 will pose questions to the following candidates (order to be determined):          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 Tashijian (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
The forum will be available via live-stream at Hometown's website, . It will also be recorded in HD for future viewing on YouTube.  Hometown reminds all citizens that Informed Voters Promote Good Government!
Contact:  Hometown Chairman Todd German, 305-942-1611
Hometown Corporate Secretary Sheldon Davidson,


 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 Plice Going 100 + Miles, and More Stories


 305-745-2729 24244 OverSeas Hwy. Summerland Key 

Sept 15th - Science Talks with Mote Marine
5-6pm: Join Mote Marine every third Saturday of the month for "Science Talks."  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.   Meets at Divers Direct at 535 Greene Street.

NOW THAT THE 2018 / 2019 SEASON IS UNDERWAY FOR THE KEYS BLAST FROM ED KRANE AND FRIENDS ; as well as Most of the other Organizations including MOTE ; I will  start to insert some great Coral / Oceans / Nature / Fish & Animals, Eco and other Great Features that they send me through their E-Mails .  Of course ; you can reach out to MOTE as well to receive these weekly E-Mails (Sometimes a few Interesting E-Mails each week.

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 

Both Exhibitions "Tamiami Trail : In the Beginning" & "Colors of Spring" Up ALL Summer

Part 3 King and Queen Kick Off Campaign for 2018 Fantasy Fest with Photos from 
William Dail 

DJ services, live event audio & video recordings, live event web streaming, event marketing and promotions. Cell: (305) 395-8613 Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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Last Years K & Q : King Paul and Queen Destiny
After Finishing the Sept. 17 Issue ; Come back anytime to look at this Hr + Video that from Willi D Entertainment from  the Kick Off

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
As we mark a year since Hurricane Irma rolled in to our lives I am flooded with gratitude.  
I think back to a year ago today when we were frantically evacuating 197 animals to safety. 
Our community opened their hearts and homes to our shelter animals not knowing if they would have a home to come back to themselves. Post-Irma, 60% of these animals were adopted by their foster families which brought sunshine when we needed it the most. 

On behalf of the board, volunteers, staff and most importantly the animals of the FKSPCA, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of our foster families who care for the animals in their time of need.  
Whether it is a hurricane evacuation, a dog recovering from a broken bone surgery, a litter of orphaned kittens, or a senior dog needing extra love; your care and attention saves lives. If you are interested in joining our team of foster families please contact Lindsey Thompson at in Key West, or Tara Vickrey in Marathon at
Thank you for being heroes and partners in our lifesaving mission! 
With gratitude,
Tammy Fox, Executive Director

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.; and the Sept 24 Issue will have more Information.


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




MCEF Chair Bryan Green, TSIC student DeShawn Fisher, Superintendent Mark Porter, School Board Member Andy Griffiths, and TSIC mentor Nicole Rapanos.

Take Stock in Children scholarship applications for the 2018-19 school year are now available in Monroe County middle and high schools. Students in grades 7 - 10 who meet the income and academic guidelines should apply for this unique college scholarship & career readiness opportunity. DUE TO  SPACE CONSTRAINTS ; the Longer Verbiage for this Feature from 9/3/18 Issue was Cut; to Read entire here is the Issue link


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 o Visitors to the Gay Key West Visitors Ctr. & Other Locations.   Write or Call


The September 24 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

Last Stand strongly opposes accepting an additional 1300 workforce housing allocations for the Keys, due to the unintended consequences impacting the residents' quality of life should these units be built.  No one disputes the heightened need for workforce housing in the Keys, however alternatives exist that would neither create an undue tax burden nor compromise public safety
Keys residents can contemplate the negative impacts of 1300 units over the existing Affordable housing units (Rate of Growth Ordinance or ROGOs) to be allocated by the County: increased traffic, additional demands on our already stressed infrastructure, and the likelihood of raised taxes for new schools.
In May, Last Stand characterized the two underlying conditions attached to these 1300 ROGOs as being unrealistic and unenforceable.  The intervening months have only reinforced our conviction that expecting early evacuation by service sector employees and first responders 48 hours in advance of a hurricane's landfall, does not mesh with real life demands on these workers.  Further, the requirement for early evacuation by workforce housing residents cannot be enforced by landlords.
There are other solutions to meet the housing needs of the County's workers:  make 80% of the County's ROGOs available only for workforce housing for Very Low, Low, and Median incomes; effectively enforce existing affordable and vacation rental rules to stop rental abuses; the County could require some businesses to establish housing for its employees. These and other proposed solutions offer a way to meet the needs without unduly burdening the County's residents.  Contact Marc_Songer@Comcast.Net Board Dir. 305-394-3807

Sep. 17th Special Guest Kimberly Matthews.The regular Last Stand board meeting for Monday September 17th will begin at 12:30 PM at the Key West Branch of Monroe County Public Library, 700 Fleming Street. Everyone is invited to attend and participate.

Kimberly Matthews, Senior Director of Strategic Planning will start the meeting with an update on Monroe County strategic planning process and then gather information from attendees on issues important to the Florida Keys future.
Our regular agenda will begin about 1:30 and cover topics from Monroe County and Key West City Commissions.


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

Our Last 28 Issues ; These Links Below are Created by my Production, Database Management & Delivery System : Constant Contact.  By Clicking any of them; you will Instantly see the Issue ; they don't get stored on your computer; Just put Temporarily in Memory
September 10
First Issue of the 2018 / 2019 Season Sept 3
Fifth Special Summer Edition Issue Aug. 13 2018
Fourth Special Summer Edition Issue  July 30, 2018
Third Special Summer Edition Issue July 16
Second Special Summer Edition Issue  July 7,
First Special Summer Edition Issue June 21
May 28 SEASON FINALE ISSUE FOR 2017 / 2018
April 23  
April 9 :
                                   Feb 26 : p://

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 :


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


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




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

FKCC's Constitution Day Focuses on First Ammendment
Celebrate the birthday of the United States Government at Florida Keys Community College's Constitution Day event on Monday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the library on the Key West Campus.  Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, thus laying the foundation of our government, rights, and freedoms. 
This year's program will focus on the First Amendment and the role of the Free Press in our democracy and society.  The College will welcome guest speakers Bill Becker, News Director of US1 Radio, and Kay Harris, Editor of the Key West Citizen, to discuss the media's influence, responsibility, and challenges.  
Coordinated by FKCC Business Law instructor and attorney Stephen Muffler, FKCC's Constitution Day activities aim to educate the public on their rights under the Constitutional Amendments and encourage habits of being a good citizen. 
"The  U.S. Constitution is the blue print of our country, market system, and free society ," said Muffler.  " It acts as the common denominator for all Americans, regardless of our differences ."
Constitution Day attendees will receive free pocket Constitutions donated by the City of Key West's Citizens Review Board.  Attendees will also learn how to register to vote with the help of representatives from the League of Women Voters.  To learn more about Constitution Day and to access informational resources, videos, and games, visit

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 18 Domestic Abuse Shelter
Sept 19 Monroe County Animal Farm
Sept 21 May Sands Montessori School
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


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
(Due to Space Constraints the Feature we have been running on this is now greatly edited. For add. Info. go to their website / FB and Click one of the recent Issue Links here
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


"Hampton's Art & Culture" in the Next few Issues will be back to Peak Season Information; 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

Works of American Photographer Walker Evans on display at Custom House Museum   
A selection of prints captured by Walker Evans, an  American photographer recognized for pioneering a documentary style of photography during the Great Depression on behalf of the Farm Security Administration, is currently on exhibit in the foyer at the Custom House Museum.  " 3 Weeks in Cuba: Walker Evans & Ernest Hemingway" features 12 of Evans' 46 images taken while on assignment in Cuba, and reveal a visual account of Havana in 1933.
Considered one of the greatest photographers of his time, Evans' straightforward precision in his approach to portraiture and documentary redefined the genre. A literary thinker, most of his images were shot for books, magazines, articles, and essays. Some of the prints in the Custom House exhibit were included in the book "The Crime of Cuba," published in several magazines, and featured in other gallery exhibitions.  They form part of the larger collection of 46 on loan by Key West local Benjamin 'Dink' Bruce, whose family were longtime friends of the Hemingways.

KWAHS Celebrates Lower Keys electricity and it's History 
"Powering Paradise: 75th Anniversary of Keys Energy" Exhibit
Friday, July 27- Monday, November 26
Custom House Museum
Contact: Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x 112
 Key West Art & Historical Society's Parent & Me Fort Adventures for children resume at Fort East Martello on September 4 

Registration is now open for this fall's Parent & Me Fort Adventure classes at Fort East Martello, an education program offered by Key West Art & Historical Society that celebrates hands-on, inquiry-based learning while inviting children and parents to explore the Fort and its artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibits. 

Image Below Left by Carol Tedesco : Kearney Gieda, left, and Kobe Green craft a structure from oversized building blocks that offer experiential learning and open-ended play. The blocks are just one of many activities available at the ongoing Key West Art & Historical Society  Fort Adventures 'Parent and Me'  class at Fort East Martello from 10:00AM to 11:30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 4. 

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.  

Key West Art & Historical Society Curator offers "Happy Hour with the Historian" lecture at Waterfront Brewery
Curious about Key West cigar making or the island's quick rise and fall of sponging? Raise a toast to Key West history with Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., during Key West Art & Historical Society's "Happy Hour with the Historian" program, a series of fun, historical lectures held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on select dates each month at the Waterfront Brewery located at  201 William St in Key West.  This month's event on Tuesday, September 18 spotlights the development of the "Industries of Key West."

Visit and click 'tickets'- $8 for KWAHS members, $10 for non-members.   Sponsored in part by The Waterfront Brewery.   For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305.295.6616 x112. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It takes an Island. 

Raise a glass to Key West history with Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at the next Key West Art & Historical Society "Happy Hour with the Historian," event, "Industries of Key West" happening from 4:30-5:30pm, September 18 at the Waterfront Brewery, 201 William St. in Key West. (Image of Eduardo H. Gato label from a Progressive Proof Book in the Key West Art & Historical Society collection.)

Spotlight on marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey's artworks at Custom House Museum

Visitors to Key West Art & Historical Society's Custom House Museum can walk up the museum's grand staircase and enjoy  59 exquisitely detailed pen-and-ink illustrations created by marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey in the exhibit  "Depicting Hemingway: Guy Harvey Sketches 'The Old Man and the Sea.' "


Info. & Photos from Alyson Crean
It's trench time for the Key West Fire Department's Urban Search and Rescue team. This week the first responders are out near the Hawk Missile Site learning how to safely extricate an accident victim from a deep trench.
"This vital training for our department," said Fire Chief Michael Davila, "but this also served double duty for Community Services. Their crews came out and dug these trenches. So both departments are benefiting."
The USAR team is equipped and ready for just about anything imaginable -- and sometimes the unimaginable. The USAR team is an advanced rescue team trained and equipped to respond countywide to structural collapses, incidents in which victims are trapped, or in which there is a threat to the safety of first responders.
This week's 3-day training session is USAR-certifying new firefighters for the team.
The USAR team has rescued people trapped in buildings after hurricanes. They retrieved two victims in a construction collapse at the Key West International Airport. They saved a man who was crushed under tons of concrete when a cistern cover collapsed.
The team is often called upon to remove medical patients who cannot be transported by normal means, whether it's because they're in a loft or just too large to be carried through a small doorway. The advanced equipment and expertise is sometimes called upon to enhance vehicle extractions after an accident.
In the photo: While colleagues show up the walls of the trench, Firefighter Kyle Malone descends a ladder to the spot where a dummy victim lies awaiting rescue.


Good afternoon Isle Cook Key West Foodies, it is time for an update!

We have posted the 4 dinners on our website and are they available for immediate booking through ticketleap. 
Also available now are our wine tastings at The Roost every Saturday afternoon from 2-4 pm.
I will be putting together 4 different wines for all of us to learn about and taste.
Martha will be pairing different bites to accentuate the flavors of these selected wines.
September 1st I will be contrasting old world and new world wines,
Sancerre vs. new world Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir from Burgundy vs. New World Pinot Noir. 
The week of Fantasy Fest we will be presenting a Dinner Thursday evening, (Menu and pricing to be posted soon) 
We will also be doing an event the next day for the locals parade, see menu below. ( Tickets available now through our website

Oct. 26th: Late Luncheon on The Orient Express 

Wear your costume and join us on this culinary journey while we people watch at Key West's craziest event, The Locals Parade. 
$100 includes appetizers and drinks and unbeatable viewing of The Locals Parade/Masquerade March
723 Fleming Street 





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 are Sept. 23rd.



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