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Once in a lifetime

John Hurayt, a visitor from New Port Richey to Apalachicola’s Chapman Botanical Gardens last weekend, was delighted to discover that one of the century plants is about to bloom, since the central stalk was rising as high as 25 feet or so, indicating that the yellow blossoms should appear within several weeks. Native to Texas and Mexico, the agave americana flowers just once in its 10 to 30 year life span, after which it dies. It will, however, produce adventitious shoots from the base, which will allow its growth.

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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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