Get a free lesson Sunday in Latin jazz
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Get a free lesson Sunday in Latin jazz

This Sunday, Dr. Carlos Vega, associate professor of saxophone at Florida A & M University, will offer a free education seminar at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola before his Latin Jazz Ensemble performs original and classic Latin-infused music.  Vega has extensive music connections throughout the United States and has performed with Gloria Estefan and the…

Carrabelle lighthouse introduces vintage flea market
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Carrabelle lighthouse introduces vintage flea market

The Crooked River Lighthouse will host an outdoor Country and Vintage Flea Market on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1975 U.S. 98 West outside Carrabelle. The Country Markets, held every first, third and fifth Saturdays, added a vintage flea to the upcoming market. From thrift-store worthy scores to high-end antiques,…

Members assemble goodie bags for nursing home residents
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Members assemble goodie bags for nursing home residents

The January meeting of the GFWC Philaco Woman’s Club was hosted by arts chairman, Barb Paget and featured an interesting presentation from Devorah Kirschenbaum, owner of Art of Glass on St. George Island.  As a community project for January, Philaco members donated 120 rolls of paper towels to the Elder Care Community Council for their…

Village clean-up day this Saturday morning
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Village clean-up day this Saturday morning

Hi Y’all: This past weekend could not have been better. Lanark was bustling from all the activities going on. Number one, we were blessed with great weather.  First thing Saturday morning, Lanark was treated to the once-a-month Lanark Village Boat Club pancake breakfast. with more than 80 hungry people served. Some of the Lanark residents…

Quilt show this Saturday at Chillas Hall
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Quilt show this Saturday at Chillas Hall

Hi Y’all, Last week I promised to update you on the Lanark Village Association, Inc. monthly meeting. There needs to be more members coming to the meetings so they have a say on the events and operations of the association. The discussions were mostly about upcoming events, the Lanark Village Boat/RV storage, and asking members…

Isle Newell offers world-class bluegrass Saturday
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Isle Newell offers world-class bluegrass Saturday

For the first time in its long history, the Isle Newell Fund for the Performing Arts has booked a bluegrass act. Echo Valley, a family music phenomenon of five sisters and one brother, will perform this Saturday evening, March 9 at  6 p.m. the Holy Family Senior Center in Apalachicola. Echo Valley has performed energetic…

Plein air event offers lots for local community
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Plein air event offers lots for local community

The 19th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event returns March 15 – 24, bringing internationally recognized artists to document the landscape and culture of the region through the plein air process.  The event features artists’ demonstrations, lectures, receptions and exhibits which, with few exceptions, are free and open to the public. The French term “en…

Quickdraw to open Carrabelle Culture Crawl
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Quickdraw to open Carrabelle Culture Crawl

The Carrabelle Culture Crawl, a free celebration of local culture, art, music, history, food, and fun will be Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Carrabelle History Museum will bring live music and entertainment to the downtown streets of Carrabelle, with Florida folk music, classic country, modern songs, and favorite oldies. Musicians…

Crawl picks up as island’s chili cook-off slows
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Crawl picks up as island’s chili cook-off slows

For 41 years, the St. George Island Regional Charity Cook-off and Auction has been among Franklin County’s biggest events, with the first weekend of March featuring  dozens of “professional” International Chili Society chili cooks vying for a shot at the world championships. But a lot has changed in recent years, so that this Saturday, there…