Sunday, March 16, 2008

This Week on the Island 03/16/2008

'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.----------------------------------------------------------------------------
The picture this week is the water at the beach at Fort Zack.

The Weather: Cold front last Saturday, low 80's this Saturday.

The book this week was 'Triggerfish Twist' by Tim Dorsey. Serge, the serial killer, moves into a neighborhood on Triggerfish Lane and gets invited to a July 4th party.

SPRING BREAK Week II. The town was packed, the weather was beautiful, the college kids had a great time.

Can you say 'St Patties Day Bar Crawl' . Yes, another one has come and gone.

The Marathon Seafood Festival was this weekend. Lots of good local seafood. Jo and I didn't go this year.

Dunkin' Donuts in Key West (all 3 stores) closed in February. Key West Donuts opened in the store on Green Street. Key West Donuts is now out of business. It has got to be one of the shortest business ventures in Key West history.

Kenny Chesney played at Sloppy Joes Saturday night. There was a line down Duval Street at 7:00 AM Saturday morning.

In every town there is a spot that just doesn't make it. People open a new business, it last a little while and then it closes. Well there is a building at 610 Green Street that does that here in Key West. I have been here a little over 7 years and it has been 5 different things. Now someone is opening a new bar/restaurant. I wonder how long this one will last.

Pat Dailey dropped by to say hello on Sunday evening. He is a musician and friend of Shel Silverstein. He said he used to live upstairs in my house. Nice guy.

There was 'Art In The Park' at Fort Zack. Go to click PHOTO then click ART IN THE PARK, I like to click SLIDESHOW next.

Jo is a member of 'The Red Hat Ladies'. She invited me to a fish fry at one of 'The Red Hat Ladies' house at MM 27.5 Saturday evening. Met some nice people and had a wonderful time.

Captain Tony has been readmitted to the hospital. It doesn't look good. A history of Captain Tony's Saloon

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.55967N, Long 81.80169W

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