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Early tourism numbers shatter last year’s total

Like a child first encountering an array of gifts beneath the tree on Christmas morning, it is a challenge to know where to start when it comes to unwrapping the latest tourism numbers. That is because so many are in record-breaking territory. based on a report shared by Tourism Development Council Director John Solomon at…

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Native American drumming at Sunday’s full moon climb

The Crooked River Lighthouse will host a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb and Sacred Drum Ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Carrabelle. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the natural surroundings of the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach under the glow of the rising full Harvest Moon, also known…

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Crooked River hosts market Saturday

The Crooked River Lighthouse is hosting an outdoor Country Market this Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. The open-air market, at the foot of the lighthouse, now features fresh herbs and veggies from the Lighthouse’s own garden! In addition, local vendors from the community…

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TDC mobile app scores a ‘Henry’

Franklin County has received the state’s highest tourism marketing award for the Florida’s Forgotten Coast mobile app. Visit Florida, the state’s marketing entity, presented the prestigious first place “Henry” award in the rural marketing category to the Franklin County TDC. Receiving the award at the annual Governor’s Conference in Hollywood. on Sept. 8, were Franklin…

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Sumatra fire department continues to grow

The Sumatra Volunteer Fire Department is growing, and continues to seek local residents for help. A recent raffle of a 50-quart Pelican ice cooler, donated by Taylor’s Building Supply, raised more than $500 for the department. Apalachicola’s Joe Gander was the winner The new fire chief, Dakota Boone, was on hand for the presentation. “We…