Buddy Wayne Butler blows out the candles on his cake, together with granddaughter Heather Maxwell and great-grandson Easton Maxwell. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
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Buddy Wayne Butler celebrates 80th

At a small dinner party Dec. 28 at the Red Pirate Family Grill & Oyster Bar in Eastpoint, the family of Apalachicola’s Buddy Wayne Butler celebrated his 80th birthday.

Buddy Wayne Butler’s extended family are, back row, from left, granddaughter Heather Maxwell and husband Corey; sister-in-law Jean Butler; great-granddaughter Olivia Maxwell; brother Earl Butler; Buddy Wayne Butler; brother Jimmy Butler and wife Junie; niece Connie Hunnings and granddaughter Isabella Frye. Kneeling in front, from left, are great-grandsons Wyatt Butler, Easton Maxwell, and Brantley Butler; and grandson Dale Butler. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

Atop the cake was emblazoned a photo of Buddy Wayne and his late wife Carolyn, working together in Apalachicola Bay on the oyster boat that they shared.

The top of Buddy Wayne Butler’s birthday cake. [ David Adlerstein | The Times |

Afterwards, the kids and the grandkids enjoyed miniature golf.

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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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