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

Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend in Gulf and Franklin counties. Carrabelle’s Country Market Saturday The Crooked River Lighthouse continues its Country Farmer’s Market this Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. The market is recruiting new and returning vendors, at a cost…

Taylor takes top prizes at Pork Off
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Taylor takes top prizes at Pork Off

For the 10th time in the 11-year history of the Pink Out, the county’s premier fundraiser to fight breast cancer held in October, they gathered on Labor Day for the preliminary event.The 10th annual Pork Off, held at Paddy’s Raw Bar on St. George Island, was created to raise the funds needed to cover the…

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

Here’s a look at some of the events happening in Gulf and Franklin Counties this weekend. WindMark Beach Music Festival The second annual WindMark Beach Music Festival will be held this Saturday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 7 p.m. EDT. This event will take place at different locations in the WindMark Beach Village Center. Attendees…

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

It’s Labor Day Weekend, and the Forgotten Coast has a lot going on to celebrate. Here’s a list of some of the local events happening in Gulf and Franklin Counties. Scallop and Music Festival The 26th Annual Florida Scallop, Music & Arts Festival will be held Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September…

‘Dog Days’ do not apply to man’s best friend
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‘Dog Days’ do not apply to man’s best friend

They say we are in Dog Days. I heard that all my life and wondered what they meant. When I didn’t know something, my Mama would always say, “Look it up in the dictionary” (or the encyclopedia). If I still have them, they are both somewhere in the attic. So, I opted for Wikipedia. My…

Florida extends record gulf recreational snapper season
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Florida extends record gulf recreational snapper season

On Aug. 11, Governor Ron DeSantis’s office announced Florida is extending the 2023 recreational gulf red snapper season by 17 days, adding every Friday through Saturday in September, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day to the previously announced season. The 2023 season now totals 87 days, the longest combined season since the state assumed management of…

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

Thau exhibit continues in Carrabelle The paintings of Cyndi Thau continue to be on display at the Gallery at Rio Carrabelle at 102 St James Ave. in Carrabelle through the end of August. Her works have included murals, mosaics, bead work and painting, especially en plein air oil painting with a glazing technique. Rio Carrabelle…

Pixie to sing the blues at ECCC’s Friday concert
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Pixie to sing the blues at ECCC’s Friday concert

A hometown girl made good will highlight a Friday evening, Aug. 4 concert at the Holy Family Senior Center as part of a benefit for the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County. The 6 p.m. concert, known as “Pixie Sings the Blues and Pop,” will feature Mary Mathis, born in Apalachicola as the youngest…

Butts & Clucks on national TV July 31
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Butts & Clucks on national TV July 31

In January 2023, when the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce hosted the Florida BBQ Association Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay at Battery Park, there were more than just competitors on hand. Food Network and Iron Chef Michael Symon, a popular Food Network personality was there, part of a journey begun in September 2022…