This weekend in Gulf and Franklin
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Gulf and Franklin Counties, rain or shine. Have an event coming up you want us to share? Send details to [email protected]   Blues on Reid In a little more than two weeks’ time, Reid Avenue will be transformed for one afternoon only into a foot traffic only celebration…

This weekend in Gulf and Franklin
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just hanging out with friends and family, Gulf and Franklin counties have a lot going on this weekend.   St. Patty’s Day Pet Parade The WindMark Beach Community Social Committee will be hosting their second annual St. Patrick’s Day Pet Parade on Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m….

Annual plein air festival opens this week
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Annual plein air festival opens this week

Special to the Times The 18th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event March 17 to 26 will bring artists of international acclaim to capture the natural beauty, character and local culture of the region through the plein air tradition.  While for artists, the Forgotten Coast is heaven, the event is far from a one-sided…

This weekend in Gulf and Franklin
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Remember to set your clocks one hour ahead this Sunday, and don’t forget to check out some of these local events either. Have an event coming up you want us to share? Send details to [email protected] Apalachicola Farmers Market Saturday The Apalachicola Farmers Market is this Saturday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at…

Uncle John’s hounds: Mardi Gras parade brings good vibes
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Uncle John’s hounds: Mardi Gras parade brings good vibes

A groovy time was had in downtown Apalachicola on Saturday, as thousands gathered in Riverfront Park, clad in tie-dye and paisley print, for the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers’ annual Mardi Gras parade and celebration. This year’s Grateful Dead theme inspired some spectacular costumes and floats in what many locals said was the largest parade…

Ant farms, Ant-Men, and chewy chocolate critters
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Ant farms, Ant-Men, and chewy chocolate critters

The Secret Lives of Words One of my earliest memories is of sitting on the ground, playing outside our apartment, and suddenly finding big black ants swarming all over me. They weren’t stinging, but they were startling, and oh so scary. I shrieked, jumped up, and ran around in circles trying to brush the critters…

This weekend in Gulf and Franklin
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Gulf and Franklin counties.   Have an event coming up you want us to share? Send details to [email protected] Liar’s Challenge The Coastal Communities Association is kicking off their 2023 Easter basket drive with a fun event, the Liar’s Challenge, at the Haughty Heron on Feb. 24…

Black history festival outdoes itself
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Black history festival outdoes itself

By most every measure, the 20th African-American History Festival lived up to its anniversary status last weekend. Blessed by sunny skies, and running like clockwork in the hands of organizers H’COLA (Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola), the festival brought out a huge crowd and a robust number of booths.  The local nonprofits and government…