Saturday, March 08, 2008

This Week on the Island 03/09/2008

'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 'Red Garter'. I had written in the past that an old building was torn down in the Dirty Harry complex across from Irish Kevin's. It has been replaced with a new building and a new bar.

The Weather: Wonderful until Saturday morning when a cold front came thru. We are expecting the mid 50's Saturday night and then getting warmer next week. If it is this cold in Key West, it must be really cold further north.

The book this week was 'The Atomic Lobster' by Tim Dorsey. Serge, the serial killer goes on a cruise.

SPRING BREAK. It starts the first of March and goes until Easter. Since Easter is Sunday, March 23rd, we will only have 3 weeks of Spring Break this year. When Easter comes late in April we can have as many as eight weeks of College Kids. It get a little noise, but the young ladies are lovely to look at and the string bikini's are in full bloom.

The motorcycles from Daytona have made it to Key West. They are everywhere and there are lots of them. College kids and old fat guys on motorcycles, what a mixture.

Captain Tony was taken to the hospital last week. His daughter tells everyone the 90 year old is doing well.

The Western end of Southard Street goes thru Truman Annex. The Navy, a few years ago, gave Key West the waterfront behind Truman Annex. Since that gift of the waterfront, it has been a big fight between Truman Annex and the City as to who owns that end of Southard Street. This week the city agreed with Truman Annex that Southard Street would be open until 10:00 PM and then Truman Annex could close the new, to be installed, gates. Thus Key West as given away ownership of that end of Southard Street. The Navy is not in agreement and the State of Florida is about to get involved.

Billy's Bar and Grill on Front Street across from Hogs Breath has been replaced by another souvenir shop.

The annual Conch Blowing Contest was held on Sunset Pier at Zero Duval on Saturday.

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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