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February 10th, 2016

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Music To My Ears

February 10, 2016


Hello Friends,


I hope this finds you well and you are staying warm and safe. I am writing to you from our screen porch by the sea. It’s 68 degrees here today with a brisk breeze. I love watching and hearing the palm trees on a day like this. The fronds dance and wave with each arriving gust as if conducting an orchestra. This musical ensemble fills the air with swooshes from the bending foliage of the coconut trees, the rhythmic sounds of the water lapping against the dock and an occasional call of a sea gull. This soothing and peaceful performance was definitely worth getting up for.


Anderson, our Golden Retriever has joined me on the couch and is gazing out at the ocean as he often does. As I watch him, I realize how quickly he has grown up. It seems like such a short time ago he was a little fuzzy terror running around and chewing on anything in his path. Those years have flown by and seem to be going faster and faster. Moments like these make me realize a day like this is to be relished and appreciated for what it is, a special gift. So my friends I have made an important decision. I am going to brew another espresso, stare at the ocean and listen to nature’s music just a bit longer.




Friday February 12th Boondocks, Ramrod Key FL

Join the Mile Marker 24 Band at the largest TIKI bar in the Florida Keys. Meet and Greet at 6:30 and the band and I take the stage at 7:00 PM. The concert is free and open to the public. Boondocks (mile marker 27.5 Ramrod Key) http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fboondocksus.com%2F



Huey Lewis and The News coming to Key West for

Keystock on April 2nd!!!

We’re so excited to be opening for Huey Lewis and The News, the “Heart Of Rock And Roll” on Saturday April 2nd at the Truman Waterfront. Doors open at 6:00, music starts at 6:30.  There are three type of tickets available:


1)     General Admission: $40 visit: https://keystix.ticketforce.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=1711&a=731&backurl=%2FDefault%2Easp%3FSearchMo


2)     Jump Pit Tickets: $100  Jump pit tickets are on a first come first serve basis and gets you right up to the stage for the concert. Only 200 tickets available. https://keystix.ticketforce.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=1714&a=731&backurl=%2FDefault%2Easp%3FSearchMonth%3D%26monthsubmit%3D%26SearchText%3D%26Go%2Ex%3D%26Go%2Ey%3D%26pg%3D3%23abc


3)     VIP Tickets: $100  Call 305-745-1079 (Gets you your own seat, VIP bar and VIP restrooms.)

Meet Me In The Keys 2016 June 9th, 10, 11th and 12th   

This year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever. I'll be at all the activities because I don’t want to miss a thing. The band and I will again do a private concert at the Historic San Carlos Theater just for the attendees. The entertainment schedule is over the top with a host of very talented Trop Rock entertainers. Join us for an amazing time and help raise money for Care Camps! You'll need to register to attend. MMITK 2016 will cap off at 300 attendees, so don't delay, register today.   For information visit: http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.southernmostcoconutcastaways.com%2Fmmitk



Keys Style Magazine

I was honored to be featured in the December issue of Keys Style magazine. Here is a link to the article.   http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fpdf.keysnews.com%2Fspecialsections%2Fkeysstyle.pdf



I know a lot of our friends are having some tough weather today and please know we are sending warm tropical thoughts your way. Until our paths cross again, may the sun shine upon you and the tide always pull you back.








Our Schedule http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.milemarker24.com%2Fschedule.php



Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowardLivingstonAndTheMileMarker24Band


Our new cd Sell Your Stuff Keep The Dog Live On An Island is available on our website http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fmilemarker24.com%2Fmerchandise%2Findex.php%3Fmain_page%3Dindex%26cPath%3D1%26zenid%3D741a5c275064dea4d467eed5bf142370 

Also at CDBaby, ITunes, Amazon and retail stores throughout the Florida Keys. 



Our Tees and sweatshirts only available at Koz’s Green World Gallery 712 Duval Street Key West, FL and online http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greenworldgallery.com%2Fproduct-category%2Ft-shirts%2F


Coconut Castaways Friend/Fan Clubs

National Iowa http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coconutcastaways.com%2F


Southernmost Coconut Castaways http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.southernmostcoconutcastaways.com%2F


Southwest Florida Chapter http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coconutcastawaysofsouthwestflorida.com%2F


Last year thanks to the generous support of our friends our total donation for Care Camps was $120,000.00.  Support KOA Care Camps, thanks my friends for helping the kids with cancer and their siblings go to summer camp. http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=883780&msgid=410979&act=EJQW&c=168751&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.koacarecamps.org%2F




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