Saturday, May 31, 2008

This Week on the Island 06/01/2008

'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 (click to enlarge) is 'gas prices in Key West'.

The Weather: We had much needed rain all day on Wednesday.

The book this week was 'Last Flight Out' by Randy Wayne White. There are two stories in the introduction about a little place named 'Last Flight Out' that is on Green Street across from Sloppy Joe's and how it got it's name. 'Last Flight Out' is now under new management. There is also a story about Shine Forbes, who used to be Hemingway's sparing partner, and a boxing match with Randy Wayne White on the Ocean Key House docks during Hemingway Days in Key West.

The VA replaced my right knee with a titanium one a little over 1 1/2 years ago. I have ridden my bike a lot since then, but Thursday I rode it the 12 miles around the island. It was quite a workout. Also because of the diet Jo has been on I have lost over 20 pounds and now wear a size 32 waist.

The Navy has told the city of Key West to take down the gate at Eaton Street and pave the street and build a sidewalk to the waterfront through the Truman Annex for unrestricted access. Truman Annex has been fighting any access across their property to the waterfront. This will be challenged but the government will probably win.

The local paper, The Key West Citizen, had a story about weddings performed by a monsignor (Cuban sounding name) here in Key West. Some of there people have later had children and taken them to the Catholic Church for baptism only to find that the Key West Monsignor was not a member of the Catholic Church. This of course means that they were not married in the eyes of the Catholic Church and their child could not be baptized. The Key West Monsignor says he never clamed to be Catholic.

The Minimal Regatta was held last Sunday in the bight at Schooner Wharf Bar. It was a beautiful day and everyone seemed to have a good time. Go to click Photo then click '2008 Minimal Regatta'. Go to 'YouTube' for some video '

Jimmy Buffett to get into a new business:
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2008--Coastal Marina, LLC, ("Coastal Marina") an affiliate of Coastal Development, LLC, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey from Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRMP) ("Trump Entertainment Resorts"). Resort to Be Re-Branded as a "Margaritaville(TM)" Marina Resort & Casino

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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