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Holiday markets beckon Saturday shoppers

Apalachicola and Carrabelle will be welcoming the holiday
season Saturday, each with their own holiday markets.

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will be hosting
about two dozen vendors on Avenue E, between Water and Market Streets, between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. at the annual Holiday Fresh Market

On the eastern side of the county, the Crooked River
Lighthouse is hosting a Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse
Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, just west of Carrabelle.

The Apalachicola market will feature hand-crafted
specialties such as baked goods and other gourmet goodies, artwork, crafts,
wood carving, pottery, hand-knitted goods and other holiday décor.

At the lighthouse, the blues duo, “Blues Meets Girl,” a
collaboration of British blues veteran Mr. Downchild and Texas born
singer/songwriter Kasimira. will be performing live music during the market.

The open-air market, at the foot of the lighthouse, also features
local vendors, offering gifts and goodies such as art and photography,
handcrafted balms and soaps, handmade goods and craft items, coffee with cinnamon
rolls and artisan breads, herbs from the Lighthouse’s garden and exotic starter

A vintage flea market has also been added. Vendors, both new
and returning, are welcome to bring their much-loved treasures, so long as they
are clean and in good condition. The market will feature welcomes an assortment
such as home décor, furniture, vintage jewelry, music, antiques, tools,
ceramics and kitchenware, books, art, toys, and gently used clothing.

Guests can also visit the museum, browse inside the
Lighthouse Gift Shop or climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking
view of the Bay.

The Market is actively recruiting new and returning vendors.
The cost to be a vendor is $10 a market. For more information, contact
850-697-2732, carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com
or www.crookedriverlighthouse.com.
Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

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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.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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