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Dec 292017
Pick Up Your Cones!

The City of Key West wants to remind residents aware that they cannot block off parts of the public right of way for private parking. Now that season is getting into full swing, City officials have received complaints that some residents are posting signs or even using cones and barricades to reserve parking spaces along the city streets. The right of way is public property, and cannot be marked with private “No Parking,” “No Trespassing,” or other signs. Nor can this area be blocked with [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #249, News, Public Notice 2 Responses »
Dec 292017
New Year’s Eve Shuttle

Why stress about parking and traffic to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year when you can ride the shuttle? Let Key West Transit’s Safe Ride do the driving! The shuttle begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, December 31st and runs continuously until 1:45 a.m. Fare is just $2 per trip on the local route and $4 per trip for the Lower Keys Shuttle. The shuttles cover Key West and Stock Island, as well as the Lower Keys Shuttle between Marathon and Key West. The downtown drop off and pickup point [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #249, News, Public Notice No Responses »
Dec 292017
Detective Asks for Help IDing Suspects

Sheriff’s Detective Lance Hernandez is asking for the public’s assistance identifying two burglary suspects. The burglary took place  at approximately 7:15 p.m. on December 18th at Key Lime Products in Key Largo. Two suspects forced their way into a storage shed, taking several small items from inside. A surveillance system captured images of the suspects. Detective Hernandez is hopeful someone will recognize the two men. Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 305-853-3211. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am News No Responses »
Dec 292017
Artist Marta White to Exhibit at The Studios of Key West: Special Preview Party on January 4

On Thursday, January 4, The Studios of Key West invites the public to celebrate artist Marta White in a retrospective exhibition of nearly forty years of her mixed media work in the XOJ Gallery, with a special opening reception on from 6:00pm -8:00pm. Though White has exhibited in galleries in Key West and in New York, including the Southampton Museum, the upcoming exhibit is White’s first solo show and offers an astounding display of just a small fragment of her life’s work. More than 70 pieces [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #249, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
Undying Love the Musical Sneak Peak

Undying Love | A Key West Musical from Wonderdog Studios on Vimeo. For a sneak peak of the official Undying Love the Musical trailer click the image above. Need a last minute holiday gift? How about tickets to see a true Key West story of a passion that defied death put to music on stage at The Studios Key West theater? Book, Lyrics and Music by Ben Harrison Director: Richard Grusin Musical Director: Larry Baeder Starring Amber Good & Jamie Callahan Opening Night: Wed Feb 14 at 8pm Shows [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #249, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
Florida Keys Seafood Festival January 13 & 14

The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association (FKCFA) invite locals and visitors to come and enjoy the freshest seafood caught, prepared and served by local fisherman and their families. The event is held at Bayview Park, located at Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive, on Saturday, January 13 from 11 am to 8 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. The savory seafood menu features fresh Fried Fish baskets or platters with slaw and black beans & rice, Fried clams basket, Grilled Spiny Lobster Platters, Sampler Platters with fish, stone crab, conch [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
A Forgotten Era Remembered: Key West Art & Historical Society Presents “On the Waterfront: Truman Annex Artists” Exhibit at Custom House Museum

On Friday, January 12th from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society kicks off the new exhibit, “On the Waterfront: Truman Annex Artists” putting the spotlight on a relatively unaccounted for era of creativity that helped launch some of the island’s most celebrated artists. The Custom House Museum exhibit in the Bryan Gallery features historic and contemporary works from artists that rented space between 1974-1986 in the decommissioned naval warehouses, machine-shops, and residential facilities for use as studios after the U.S. Navy abandoned their base on the present-day Truman [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
“The Flagler You Don’t Know”

Henry Flagler, one of Florida’s best-known historical figures, is to be the subject of the next Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series event, presented by John Blades, Executive Director Emeritus of Palm Beach’s Flagler Museum. Blades will share insights regarding a number of misconceptions surrounding Flagler and his development of Florida in his presentation, “The Flagler You Don’t Know,” January 11 starting at 6:00pm at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do 1 Response »
Dec 292017
Book Sale Friends of Key West Library, Jan. 6

Friends of the Key West Library will sponsor their first book sale of 2018 on Saturday, January 6, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming Street. This sale features plenty of books: art, biography, cookbooks, history, hobbies, pet care, nature, geography, novels and non-fiction by favorite authors. Children’s and coffee-table books are at super low prices. The Southernmost Boys and Girls Club will be offering home-baked goods at the sale. Proceeds go to the library’s programs, [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
Key West Art & Historical Society and Sharon Wells to Offer Historic Architecture Walking Tour Series

  For history buffs or anyone seeking insight into the classic architecture of Key West, Key West Art & Historical Society will host a series of educational and entertaining walking tours led by local artist and historian Sharon Wells on select Saturdays from January through March.  The first is to take place on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with a focus on Truman Annex and Historic Whitehead Street. This tour will begin at The Custom House Museum on Front Street, the site [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
Registration Open for Two Remaining Florida Keys Gold Cup Series Sailfish Tournaments

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — The three-pronged Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series, a competition that typically attracts the nation’s elite sport fishermen and -women, is underway in the Florida Keys. Yet interested anglers of all experience levels can still join one or both of the remaining tournaments in waters off Islamorada. The series, whose foundation is rooted in conservation and sportsmanship, kicked off with December’s Islamorada Sailfish Tournament. Second in the renowned triple-crown sequence is the mid-week Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament set for Jan. 24-25, 2018. New and seasoned [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:09 am Issue #249, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
Sybarite5 Gives Impromptu Concert Performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Jan. 7

The unique and inspired Sybarite5 will visit Key West for an Impromptu Concert performance at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. The concert will mark the beginning of Impromptu’s 2018 season, one which will celebrate the centennial of Leonard Bernstein, who was a frequent visitor to Key West. Sybarites lived in an ancient Greek city in southern Italy where residents were noted for their love of pleasure, comfort and luxury. The aptly named Sybarite5 string quintet “excels at the exquisite,” [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #249, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
The Skinny Dippers Play Key West Bite, Saturday 12/30

The Skinny Dippers Key West Bite, 920 Caroline Street, Key West Saturday 12/30, 7-9 The Skinny Dippers are a couple of loons, who believe in the magic of music, who believe that music is meant to be enjoyed for the way it can move the hearts, spirits, and thoughts of those who hear it – not just sell drinks and food. The fun they have performing transfers to the audience, and a good time is had by all. Unusual instrumentation including mandolin, ukulele, and dulcimer, even [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #249, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
Blues Legend Popa Chubby To Play Green Parrot - Jan. 12-13

Blues legend Popa Chubby will be performing at the Green Parrot in Key West on January 12-13, 2018. The Chubbster will be playing selections from his latest release “Two Dogs”, as well as selections from Chubby’s prolific 25 year career. Popa’s all new album is out now and available at CD Baby! Popa explores myriad styles and genres while keeping it close to his rock and soul core. You’ll hear the Popa you know and love and things you haven’t heard before. Ted Horowitz aka Popa Chubby’s [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:03 am Issue #249, Music, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 292017
Magnolia Band at B.O.'s Fish Wagon Every Thursday 6 - 9 PM

Magnolia Band, the Key West version of the renowned New England band Magnolia, plays a unique blend of Cajun, country, and bluegrass music. Led by singer and guitarist Maggie Moniz, with local fixture Steve Gibson on mandolin and world-famous Chuck Sherman on pedal steel, they play good time music sure to get your head boppin’, your toes tappin’, and your feet movin’. They will be making sure everyone can let the good times roll at B.O.’s Fish Wagon every Thursday 6 – 9 PM. Laissez les bon [continue reading…]

 December 29, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #249, Music, What To Do No Responses »