Seafood festival to offer array of bounce houses
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Seafood festival to offer array of bounce houses

The upcoming Florida Seafood Festival, Nov. 3 through 5 at Apalachicola’s Battery Park, will have an array of bounce houses to keep kids from bouncing off the walls at home. In a news release Thursday afternoon from the Florida Seafood Festival volunteer board, the festival reported that a year-long effort to secure kids’ entertainment for…

New atmosphere for Panhandle Players’ ‘River’s Edge’
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New atmosphere for Panhandle Players’ ‘River’s Edge’

There’s a surprise in store for those lucky enough to catch this weekend’s performance of the Panhandle Players’ production at the Chapman Theatre in Apalachicola. That’s because there won’t be the old school auditorium seats. They’re gone. What there is instead is the surprise, along the lines of dinner theater seating and homemade desserts by…

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…

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…

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. Here’s a look at what’s going on.   This Little Town exhibit The Joe Center for the Arts is hosting “This Little Town,” a multimedia exhibition on display through July 28.  “This Little Town” offers a variety of content consisting of 58 juried…

County lights up twilight’s last gleaming
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County lights up twilight’s last gleaming

Franklin County celebrated the Fourth of July in what had to be among the nation’s most elaborate and spectacular four days of fireworks. Beginning in Eastpoint Saturday, and then lighting up the skies over the Carrabelle River Sunday and the Apalachicola River Monday, the county wrapped up the celebration of the nation’s 247th birthday on…