Saturday, February 16, 2008

This Week on the Island 02/17/2008

'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 for all you folks in the frozen north. Sorry, this picture will NOT enlarge if you click it.

The Weather: We have the dry season (Dec-May), and we have the wet (hurricane) season (June-Nov). Our normal rain fall is a quick shower. Tuesday and Wednesday it rained all day with a 'hurricane style' downpour Tuesday night. Very unusual for Key West. After Katrina and Wilma, we went 6 months (the dry season) with no rain.

The book this week was 'The Late Great Planet Earth' by Hal Lindsey.

I heard he was in town so I dropped by B.O.'s, but by the time I got there he was gone. No it wasn't Jimmy Buffett it was Willie Nelson.

Duncan Donuts has closed all 3 stores in Key West, they have reopened as Key West Donuts.

There is a building on the corner of Front and Duval Streets. It was built as a bank building and has always been a bank building. First Union is now moving out and we don't know who will move in next.

The Fast Cat to the Dry Tortugas has blown an engine and is in dry dock for repairs.

Valentine's Day was Thursday and the Curry Mansion on Caroline Street had it usual Valentine's Dance. Caroline Street was blocked at the intersection with Duval and at the intersection with Simonton and chairs and tables were put in Caroline Street. For $75 you could reserve a Caroline Street table or for $35 you could just walk around and not sit. There was a buffet.

Roy Scheider (JAWS) died this week. He lived for many years on Dey Street in Key West.

Key West, You have got to love it
'Living the life that others dream'
Doug Bennett
Lat 24.5597N, Long 81.8016W

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