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  • Fish Fry & Broom Sale

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    The Sopchoppy Lions Club holds its annual Fish Fry and Broom Sale on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Sopchoppy.
    Along with the brooms, a feast of fried mullet with all the trimmings will be served for a donation of $10.
    Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Lions Club member or at the event. All proceeds will benefit local citizens.
    The Sopchoppy Lions Club completed 65 years of continuous service to the community in September 2017.

  • News Brief Oct. 12

    • Women’s Club earns Silver award

    The  Wakulla Republican Women’s Club was recognized at the National Federation of Republican Women’s Conference held in Philadelphia in September.
    The club was presented with a Silver Achievement Award representing the second-highest level of achievement by a club over 2016 and 2017. The award is presented to a club based on the club’s ability to demonstrate excellence in membership development, campaign activities, community relations, programs and club functions.

  • Apalachicola celebrates Arbor Day

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Apalachicola will celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Farmers Market at Scipio Creek Boat Basin from 9 a.m. to noon.
    The Apalachicola Tree Committee is partnering with the Farmers Market to highlight the city’s magnificent trees and to offer information on the benefits of urban trees.
    Trees play an important role in Apalachicola’s landscape. They contribute aesthetically to the city’s overall appeal and its historic charm. They also keep buildings cool and protect them from the wind and soil erosion.

  • Free talk reveals secrets behind old hotel

    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    The Tallahassee Historical Society begins its 2017-18 season of historical programs by presenting “Washington Hall: Reconstructing The History of A Tallahassee Frontier Hotel” on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Governor Martin House, 1001 Desoto Park Drive off Lafayette Street (aka the site of Desoto’s Winter Encampment.)
    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Learn how to restore shoreline in course

    This new course provides instruction in the restoration of living shorelines, oyster reefs, mangroves, and marsh, with focus on ecology, benefits, methods, and monitoring techniques. People who complete this course will be better prepared to promote and assist with restoration projects.

  • Pageant benefits wreath project for veterans

    Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Tallahassee National Cemetery are honored with wreaths on their headstones.
    And you can get involved in a fundraiser to help.
    The Miss/Master Heart of Stone Benefit Pageant will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Braden Community Center, 16387 Blountstown Hwy. in Tallahassee. The pageant is a fundraiser for Wreaths Across America, a charity that places wreaths on headstones.

  • 68th annual Revell reunion

    The children of James Alexander Revell, Celia Strickland Revell and Laura Clemons Revell started the Revell Reunion in 1949 in the home of Charlie and Dollie Revell.
    This tradition has continued, and you and your family are invited to attend the annual Revell Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Myron B. Hodge City Park, 220 Park Avenue in Sopchoppy.
    Even if you cannot attend this year’s reunion, if you’re a branch of the family, we would like to hear from you. We need to update the family tree. Please contact Judy at 850-264-6157.

  • News Briefs October 5, 2017

    • Operation Santa meet & greet
    Operation Santa Wakulla volunteers will have a meet & greet and public Q&A session at noon on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Wakulla Extension Office, 84 Cedar Ave. in Crawfordville.
    Help us kick off the Operation Santa Holiday season. We will have refreshments and answer any questions people may have on how to get involved or get referred for help. Thank you and let’s make this Christmas a joyful event for everyone.
     

  • Waypoint Properties thinking BIG

    That giant rocking chair in front of Waypoint Properties at 3004 Crawfordville Hwy. in downtown Crawfordville was built by Anthony Lariscy of Ochlockonee Bay with help from his wife and children. The mammoth rocker took a week to build. The chair attracted so many visitors posting selfies on social media that Waypoint Properties offered a Yeti  cooler to one random lucky poster. Suzanne Hawkins was the winner.

  • Wilhelmina Morrison celebrates 90 years

    Congratulations to Wilhelmina Morrison on the occasion of her 90th birthday!
    She was born Wilhelmina White on Oct. 5, 1927, in Fort Myers, Fla., the daughter of Will and Sallie White.
    A 1945 graduate of Sopchoppy High School, she married Clarence Morrison in 1950. Clarence passed away last year; they were married for 66 years.
    Morrison is retired from Lewis State Bank in Tallahassee. She also owned and operated The Country Shop clothing and gift shop in downtown Crawfordville from the early 1970s until the late 1980s.