by John Hammerstrom……. This piece was originally published in 2005. The satire is still germane, as Governor Scott has recently proposed greater development that would adversely affect evacuation safety. The original, valid concept of limiting growth so that the Keys could be evacuated in less than 24 hours has been perverted to the point of meaninglessness, because elected officials have incrementally excluded significant portions of the population from the evacuation calculation, trading public safety for development. ~~~~~~ The PhonyVacuation Plan A new proposal – PhoneyVacuation [continue reading…]
Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Florida Historian Tom Hambright as Distinguished Speaker Series guest on Thursday, April 19 at 6:00pm at Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street,where he will share “The Rest of the Story,” an examination of significant Key West history events, presented in the tradition of the late, famed radio newscaster Paul Harvey.
The Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the acclaimed late Key West artist Captain Outrageous in “That’s Outrageous!,” a retrospective featuring more than 40 works that explore his pop art style across several different mediums. The exhibit opens Friday, April 13, with a special reception held from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The Green Parrot Bar kicks off the exhibit’s opening at 4:30pm with “The Last Straw” Happy Hour, celebrating what would have been Captain’s 78th birthday and named as an homage to his infamous White Street eatery. Attendees are [continue reading…]