It’s all about being lost, and found
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It’s all about being lost, and found

I’m teaching a class at Gulf Coast State entitled, “Will You Know Where You Are When You Get Where You’re Going.” I did not think up that moniker. I “borrowed” it from a guy taller, smarter, and funnier than I am. He explained his version to a laughing “Grand Ole Opry” crowd.  There is a…

Singing in the rain
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Singing in the rain

Weather doesn’t wash out festival’s spirit A weekend full of persistent drizzle and light rain put a damper on the activities of the 31st annual African-American History Festival but it didn’t cancel the celebration. With the theme “The Dream, The Struggle, The Reality,” the Hillside Coalition of Laborers for Apalachicola (H’COLA) did what it could…

ShrimpFest serves up succulent celebration
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ShrimpFest serves up succulent celebration

The St. George Island Lighthouse and Museum this year moved the third annual ShrimpFest from May to the second Saturday in February. Based on how well the Feb. 10 event went, that’s when it’s going to be from here on out. Amy Hodson, executive director of the St. George Lighthouse Association, which oversees the event,…

Bring Me A Book benefit helps expand its reach
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Bring Me A Book benefit helps expand its reach

Bring Me A Book Franklin’s Love of Literacy Benefit earlier this month attracted attendees from near and far, with close to 200 guests coming from Tallahassee, California and even Canada to raise money for home libraries for the children of Franklin and Gulf counties.  Fort Coombs Armory in Apalachicola provided a festive setting, accented with…

One-car collision outside Carrabelle leads to serious injuries
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One-car collision outside Carrabelle leads to serious injuries

A 24-year-old Panacea man suffered serious injuries Sunday evening when his car struck a tree while he traveled north on U.S. 98 just east of Carrabelle. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, at about 9:16 p.m. the vehicle was about a half-mile north of Gulf Avenue (County Road 30-A) when the driver,…

Head-on truck collision on bridge spares serious injury
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Head-on truck collision on bridge spares serious injury

A head-on collision between two pick-up trucks Saturday evening on the causeway just east of the John Gorrie Bridge between Apalachicola and Eastpoint spared the three people involved serious injury. According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, written by Trooper Jeffrey Glass, the accident occurred about a mile east of Apalachicola at…

Avis Berry concert to highlight Ilse Newell season
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Avis Berry concert to highlight Ilse Newell season

Avis Berry and her stellar band will pay tribute to those singers who have influenced and inspired her in the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts concert set for this Sunday, Feb. 18, at Trinity Episcopal Church at 4 p.m.  Berry’s program “The Shoulders Upon Which I Stand” will mark the first time she…