Wednesday, March 02, 2005

This Week on the Island 01/09/2005

'This week on the Island' is written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This week the weather has been a little warm for January. In the high 70's every day and 80 on Friday. We have cut the A/C back on. The front page of 'The Key West Citizen' on Friday had a picture of sunburned people on the beach playing volley ball.

There was a wreak on US#1 this week that almost closed the school system here in Key West. There is only one road coming to Key West. Many people that work in Key West cannot afford to live here so they live on keys to the north. When a wreak closed the only road into town, the school teachers, among many others, could not get to work. Everything was reopened after a few hours.

The Pirate Museum on Front Street had it grand opening on Wednesday. It was suppose to open on Pirates Week back in December but had some construction delays. Pirate Soul Museum is owned by Pat Croce, the former owner of the NBA's Philadelphia 76er's. He was named the Secretary of Pirates of Key West.

This weeks book was another by Randy Wayne White. It was titled 'Everglades' and is about our hero Dr. Ford rescuing a friends wife from a religious group in the Everglades.
'Donna the Buffalo' has been playing at night all this week at Schooner Wharf Bar. The place has been packed every night. The band pre-sold concert tickets for $100 each. When the ticket holders got there, all the seat were already taken by other tourist and the locals. The next night they put up signs that said 'ticket holders only' but no one paid attention. I have never heard of them.

New Key West web cam:

Key West, You have got to love it'
Meet me at the end of the road' - Conchy Tonkin'- Jimmy Buffett
Doug Bennett