Carrabelle celebrates riverfront festival Saturday
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Carrabelle celebrates riverfront festival Saturday

The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce will host the 2024 Carrabelle Riverfront Festival this Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along the harbor. This free, family- and pet-friendly event will feature the Adventure Family Circus, with three exhilarating aerial and acrobatic shows, a spectacle the whole family will enjoy. Also joining the festival…

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Get ready for Estuaries Day May 3

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in Eastpoint will host Estuaries Day on Friday afternoon, May 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 ET.  The afternoon will feature more than a dozen free and fun educational activities, including archaeology displays, button making, drone zone challenge, endangered species bingo, microscopic wonders of an oyster reef, touch tanks, wacky…

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T.J. Sanders to speak at Franklin education banquet

The fifth annual Franklin County Education Banquet will be held Tuesday, May 7 in the cafetorium of Franklin County School beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Franklin County Education Foundation, the banquet honors Rookies of the Year, School-Related Employees of the Year, and Teachers of the Year for the 2023-24 school year from both…

Concert Sunday in tribute to Carol Guild’s memory
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Concert Sunday in tribute to Carol Guild’s memory

In tribute to the memory of Carol Guild, who was instrumental in the growth of the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts, this year’s final concert will feature mezzo soprano Jessica Ann Best, accompanied on the piano by Guild’s brother Rob Goodling. The show this Sunday, April 28 at Trinity Church in Apalachicola begins…

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Get ready for May 4 ‘Gospel Explosion’

The sixth annual Gospel Explosion, drawing on voices from both Franklin and Gulf counties, will be 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 4 at St. Paul AME Church, 81 Avenue I in Apalachicola. Under the direction of St, Paul Pastor Garry Reed and Choir Director Harrison Jones, and coordinated by John Fitzhugh, the program will…

Art in Bloom opens Friday at The Joe
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Art in Bloom opens Friday at The Joe

Come celebrate the season of spring with the grand opening of “Art in Bloom” Friday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. EST at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave, Port St Joe. This exhibition consists of 67 works – paintings, drawings, photography, collage and printmaking – incorporating a floral theme. Local…

Fresh Finds Market debuts at Chillas
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Fresh Finds Market debuts at Chillas

Hi Y’all, I hope you are reading this electronically at www.franklincounty.news, 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…

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Apalachicola club hosts April 21 sailing day

The Apalachicola Bay Sailing Club invites all sailors in Franklin or Gulf counties to bring their sailboats to Apalachicola on Sunday, April 21, for a day of sailing on the bay. “We are looking to assemble as many sailboats as possible and to sail around a short course in mid bay where the water is…