World War II museum remembers the Holocaust
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World War II museum remembers the Holocaust

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle in April is presenting an exhibit to remember the Holocaust, Hitler’s program to commit genocide against those he deemed unworthy, especially Europe’s Jews.  This exhibit is on display at the museum until Saturday, April 27. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m….

Opposition mounts against Lanark RV park
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Opposition mounts against Lanark RV park

Hi Y’all, I hope that you had a wonderful Easter!  The regular Lanark Village Association’s Thirsty Thursday covered dish became a very special event when we celebrated long-time resident Bob Dietz’s 95th birthday. He is certainly one of our favorite residents and we were lucky to have some of his family with him. Bob also…

Springtime mini-festival in Apalachicola Saturday
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Springtime mini-festival in Apalachicola Saturday

Porch Fest Apalach has a lagniappe for you! (Cajun French for “a little something extra”) In addition to the October festival, this year Porch Fest is celebrating “Springtime in the Park,” with three great bands, food trucks, and a groovy afternoon in Apalachicola. This free family-friendly mini-festival will be this Saturday, April 6 from 1…

Choral society’s Spring Concert to debut new work
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Choral society’s Spring Concert to debut new work

The Bay Area Choral Society will present their Spring Concert “Celebrate Music: Why We Sing” on Friday, April 12, at First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe and Saturday, April 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola. Tickets for both concerts, each at 6 p.m. ET, are $20 for adults and $5 for students…

Vivian Kane celebrates 94th birthday
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Vivian Kane celebrates 94th birthday

Carrabelle resident Vivian Kane celebrated her 94th birthday last week, on Wednesday, March 20. She was born Vivian Thompson in Harveston City on March 20, 1930, sister to the late Vernon Thompson, for whom the Carrabelle Airport is named. Harveston City, which had a mill at the time, no longer exists, having been transformed into…

What if we had witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion?
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What if we had witnessed Jesus’ crucifixion?

The words on the page are vivid. So excruciatingly vivid that you wish the plot would read differently. Emotions catch in your throat, and suddenly, you’re there – part of the story. “Stop!” you scream as soldiers viciously beat Jesus. But the slapping, mocking and whipping continues. You cover your ears, desperate to shut out…

Carrabelle dedicates new veterans memorial
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Carrabelle dedicates new veterans memorial

In a patriotic ceremony Friday morning March 8, the city of Carrabelle dedicated its newly-expanded Veterans Memorial Park. The park, along U.S. 98 in the center of town, now features six 30-foot flagpoles for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Space Force flags, and one 40-foot flagpole for the U.S. Flag. City…

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…