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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend in Gulf and Franklin counties.

Carrabelle’s Country Market Saturday

The Crooked River Lighthouse continues its Country Farmer’s Market this Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. The market is recruiting new and returning vendors, at a cost of $10 a market. For more information, contact 850-697-2732, carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com or www.crookedriverlighthouse.com.

Salt Air Farmers Market

Shop local farmers and artisans. Let your family enjoy art pieces and the amazing flavors of fresh veggies, sweet tupelo honey and vine-ripened fruit. Open the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT in downtown Port St. Joe.

Coastal Cleanup around Franklin County Saturday morning

The Apalachicola Riverkeeper, along with the Franklin County Departments of Parks & Recreation and Solid Waste & Recycling, will host the Ocean Conservancy’s 36th annual International Coastal Cleanup this Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 16 locations across the county. Last year’s event attracted 306 volunteers who collected more than six tons of trash from the local beaches, bay, gulf, and river. Volunteers need only bring sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing, and sturdy shoes. For more information, contact adalong@uab.edu or call the Riverkeeper at (850) 653-8936.

Members’ Art Market

This is the last week to see the third annual Members’ Art Market at The Joe Center for the Arts. 

The show runs through Sept. 15. Admission is free. The Joe is located at 201 Reid Ave in downtown Port St Joe. Its hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.  The Joe Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate, exhibit, partner and inspire through the arts.

Sip and Seed workshop

A Sip and Seed Family Workshop is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. EDT at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library located at 110 Library Drive. This event offers something for all family members and light refreshments will be served.  

Master Gardeners will conduct a workshop on fall vegetable gardening. Children will be invited to participate in hands-on activities involving the new raised beds situated outside the library.  Bring a bag of potting soil to help fill the beds if you are so inclined.  

Also at that time, seeds that have been selected for their suitability to Gulf County’s climate and soils will be available for free. Anyone, young or old, may acquire seeds just in time for fall planting just by showing their library card.  

See Midway Exhibit at WWII Museum

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle has opened a special exhibit about the Battle of Midway and Doolittle’s Raiders that will be on display until Saturday, Sept. 30. The museum at 1873 Highway 98 West is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. The museum can be reached at (850) 697-8575 or at museum@campgordonjohnston.com.

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Meet the Editor

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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