Pat Sewell Funderburk
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Fresh Finds Market debuts at Chillas

Hi Y’all,

I hope you are reading this electronically at, before Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. when there will be a hearing on the zoning change for property at 2390 Oak Street in Lanark Village. The public hearing will be at the county commission meeting room in the courthouse annex at 34 Forbes Street in Apalachicola. This change is being requested to go from the present C-4 to C-3, which would allow recreational vehicles park to be put there. This request will allow large RV vehicles to come through our village from Highway 98 at all times of the day and night. The main road, Heffernan Drive is the main entrance to the village, passing residents’ homes. Heffernan has no sidewalks. There are too many reasons that this would be inappropriate for our small, quiet village. Many residents have signed a petition to stop this zoning change. Changing this zoning would open this property to many commercial ventures that may not be appropriate. I personally do not see any advantage to Lanark Village. Call 850-653-9783 at Franklin County Planning Department for more information.

Lanark had a new event this past weekend. Fresh Finds Market had its first market on Saturday at Chillas Hall. There were fresh vegetables, homebaked goods, herbs, vintage jewelry, and much, much more. The event was very successful. Put this one on your calendar for the second Saturday of the month. If you would like more information about joining the vendors, email Don’t worry, I will remind you before next month’s event.

Installing a new flagpole at the Arabella Health and Wellness Center. [ Jeff Allen | Contributed ]

The American Legion Post 82 Riders are at it again. This past week several veterans installed a new flagpole at the local Arabella Health and Wellness Center. Many thanks to WoodmenLife, Brenda La Paz, Lanark Village Fire Department, the American Legion Riders, Chapter 82, Camp Gordon Johnston for this teamwork effort. Things like this mean so much to our veterans.

There will be a Lanark Village Boat Club meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. Get involved, become a member, and come to the meetings. Also, the boat club will have their pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. $7 donation for this full breakfast.

Heads up! If you want to see 80-plus motorcycles coming through town, the Unity Riders will be coming from Navarre Beach to Legion Post 82 in Lanark. The ride on Tuesday, April 23 will include a brief stop at the Veteran’s Memorial in Carrabelle. The ride is to support VetRelief’s Suicide Prevention Initiative. The estimated time of arrival in Apalachicola is approximately 10:30 a.m. Wave some flags as they go by and show your support. 

Love Lanark. Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at

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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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