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Hi Y’all,

Happy Fourth of July! Have a fun, safe holiday.

Carrabelle will light up with fireworks on Friday, July 2 for the holiday. Be careful out there and enjoy the fun. There will be a small parade at 5 p.m. with bikes and scooters. The road could be blocked at that time.

Apalachicola’s fireworks will be on Saturday, July 3, with St. George Island having fireworks on Sunday, July 4.

The Celebration of Life was well attended with those who knew Francine Weeks and those who wanted to show her family what she meant to the community. You were loved Francine and you will be missed.

Please remember the funeral Mass for Roberta Robertson on Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church www.bevisfh.com. Roberta was a very important and loved member of our community. She will be missed.

As Lanark Village grows in the number of short-term rentals, the residents are pleased with the improvements that have been made to the apartments. Please remember to make your guests aware that there are limited parking spaces, which does not include three and four cars for one apartment. And only cars and trucks are allowed (by the county) to park on the side of the road. No boats, trailers, campers, just motor vehicles. Boats and campers are not allowed in the apartments’ yards either. Please know the ordinances and follow them. Also, those who are making money off of these rentals and who want to get good reviews, please support Lanark Village’s organizations so that the community can continue to take care of the entrance to the village, Chillas Hall and surrounding areas. When activities, such as Bingo, covered dishes, dances and holiday celebrations, start again in the fall (we hope), you guest will be invited to attend.

I and seven of my friends tried Forgotten Coast Barbeque over the weekend and we all enjoyed eating there. Lots of take-outs, which were fast and you can call ahead (850) 466-6246.

The Red Hat Ladies have started back up monthly lunches again. They meet the second Wednesday of each month at a previously determined restaurant. Anyone can join and if you want information, you can email me and I will put you in contact with Margaret Shumacher. Grab your red hat and join them for lunch. It is a good way to meet some of the ladies.


The American Legion has their cheeseburger/hamburger night. They will be serving these wonderful burgers on Friday nights 5 to 7 p.m. If you want to call ahead, call 850-697-9998. The dining and bar areas are now open; the public is invited.

The American Legion has pizza on Sunday evening, also from 5 to 7 p.m. Call ahead (850) 697-9998 to order. or come in the dining room and bar are open. The pizza is $10 with your choice of toppings.

The Lanark Village Golf Club is always open for your fun, easy-going golfing needs. We are the only course on the bay, and you can come spend the day for only $5 per person, and anyone can join for only $50 a year.

There is Trivia at the Crooked River Grill on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Many of our Lanark people enjoy this activity. Also, The Crooked River Grill at St. James Bay Golf Resort off Highway 98, east of Lanark Village, invites you to enjoy live music at their new outdoor pavilion on Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Love Lanark!

Please remember to send me an email or message me on Facebook if you have anything come up that you would like to see in print: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings. Congratulations on your new pet.

Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at p.funderburk@yahoo.com

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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