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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Looking for something to do this weekend? There’s a lot going on in Gulf and Franklin Counties.

Wewahitchka Christmas Parade

Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. CST

Wewahitchka will be hosting its annual Christmas Parade on Highway 71 in Downtown Wewahitchka.

Scrooge on the Street

Dec. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. EST

The characters of the Christmas classic — A Christmas Carol — will lead a guided tour through downtown Port St. Joe. The tour, which begins at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce office on Reid Avenue, costs $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Carrabelle Country Market Saturday

Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST

This country market at the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle on Saturday features vendors from the community. These markets are held every first, third and fifth Saturdays. The market is recruiting new and returning vendors; the cost is $10 a market. For more information, contact 850-697-2732, carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com or www.crookedriverlighthouse.com.

Christmas bake sale and pancakes with Santa

Dec. 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. EST

The Gulf County Senior Citizens Association will be hosting a Christmas Bake sale at the Senior Center in Port St. Joe, located at 120 Library Drive. They will also be hosting a pancake breakfast with Santa. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Citizens Association.

Golf Cart Parade

Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. EST

The St. Joe Beach 2022 Deck Your Golf Cart Parade will be raising funds to benefit the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society. The parade will be held on Americus Avenue. Registration is $20.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

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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