6 • The Coconut Telegraph • February 2015 Bayside Blues Concerts Concert Showtime: 6:30pm Feb 3 & 4: JW Jones Band TUES-WEDS A favorite of Elwood Blues, a.k.a.Dan Ackroyd! Feb 5: Blues Cruise with JW Jones Band THURS Join us on Island TIme for a unique island cruise with kickin’ blues! Call 305-453-0001. Feb 20 & 21: Harper & Midwest Kind Didgeridoo, Harmonica, World Blues Fusion! Feb 28: Josh Smith FRI-SAT A guitar and vocal legend with a blues pedigree, touring worldwide since age 14. Mar 7: The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band SATURDAY Our staﬀ is dedicated to aroundthe-clock care and with our background checks and experience of our staﬀ; you can be assured that your home and pet are being taken care of by the best. Call for free meet & greet A dynamic musical tour de force, with Joe's flame-throwing guitar work complemented by cool, jazz-inflected and soulful vocals. Mar 14: Biscuit Miller & The Mix SATURDAY Well respected and always a fun show. Mar 28: Homemade Jamz Band SATURDAY Three talented young musicians. BB King says, “These young kids have got energy, talent and do the blues proud with their own flavor.” World class entertainers, in Key Largo on the beach. Check the calendar at keylargo-baysidegrill.com for more great Bluesfest bookings MM 99.5 Bayside, behind Cafe Largo Adopt a Key Largo Animal Shelter Pet Meet a few of the animals who are currently available for adoption at the Key Largo Animal Shelter. If you are interested in taking one of these adorable furry friends home, stop by or call. The Shelter is located at mile marker 106 Oceanside; phone 305-451-0088. Treasure Hunting in Key Largo, for Landlubbers The Florida Keys have always been a haven for treasure hunters. Whether you are scuba diving deep waters in search of shipwreck gold or bargain hunting our unique island shops, nothing quite beats the thrill of finding something special. Key Largo's flea markets are a great place to start. The U-Haul Flea Market at the cut (MM103.5) has seen better days. Twenty five years ago it was on a roll but it has been a downhill roll. The market has only a few dealers. The manager explained to me that people are renting storage space just to store items they sell on Craig's list so there are fewer dealers. The good dealers left are Jack's Used Bicycles and the lovely Merle, who has the most delightful, gently used clothing at her charming shop called Lunatique. The downside is that the location is hot and dusty, it‛s hard to park, among the trailers, and walking among the pot-hole, rocks and boulders is treacherous. It is open Friday thru Sunday but only a few of the dealers open every week. The Lion's Club Flea Market, open Sundays only, can be hard to find. Look for it oceanside at the traffic light at MM 100, behind the bank. There is a wide range of mostly new items there in the parking lot. It stretches around the corner and down a busy road. Be careful walking with children and watch for traffic. Get there before 2 or you'll miss it! The Island Market Mini Mall located at MM 102 inside/outside the Dollar Tree Shopping complex is by far the best and most versatile and rewarding shopping experience on the island. Outside there is a food court, car wash, fresh fruit and vegetable market, seafood market (fresh from the fishermen!), vapor dealer, orchids, flowers and plants, lawn statues an antique/ thrift shop and a teak furniture outlet. Sometimes there are vintage cars on display. Inside and behind the Dollar Tree Store you will find a mini mall with 11,000 sq. ft. of air-conditioned shopping comfort. The bathrooms are spacious and everything is sparkling clean. February 2015 • The Coconut Telegraph • 7 Everything imaginable solar! Beautiful fish carvings. If you are looking to become a merchant this is the place. There are still a few spots available and you can even try it out on a daily rate. Everyone there is so friendly and helpful you will want to stay forever! My favorite shops are, well, all of them! The Amish Cheese and canned goods shop has wonderful stuff, the bakery items are delicious, the artists are amazing, you can get handmade soaps, healthy organic teas, jewelry, fabulous nautical signs and all kinds of items at the best prices, the latest style island sun dresses and clothing, collectables... whew! There‛s also a used bookstore where you can trade in your old books, and the largest wholesale distributor of beautiful teak and patio furniture in the Keys, supplying hotels and commercial businesses as well as residential customers. And then there‛s the southernmost largest “everything solar” distributor. You can install your own solar panels at a fraction of the price and they pay for themselves in no time! The Island Market is open from 9 to 5 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information on becoming a merchant call 609-287-1767. New! Healthy vegan spread. Wally Attina Gigi Vinny Chloe Sully Charles Mango Bear Homemade soaps. Antiques and collectibles. Spectacular teak and patio furniture.
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