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  • Tallahassee Rotary to hold Daddy Daughter Dance

    Special to The News

    The Rotary Club of Tallahassee Northside will hold its 12th annual Daddy Daughter Dance, with major sponsor Capital Regional Medical Center.
    The dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at The Moon in Tallahassee.
    This year to accommodate different musical tastes and bed times, there will be a tea dance with light refreshments for dads with daughters under 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are $35 for a couple. Tickets for the tea dance are ONLY available online.

  • Free trees will be available at Arbor Day Festival

    Editor, The News:

    Saturday, Jan. 21 will bring the annual Crawfordville Arbor Day celebration – and tree giveaway – back to Hudson Park. Starting at 10 a.m., hundreds of trees will be given away for free, rain or shine.
    Nearly 1,000 young trees have been grown in pots for a year and some are several feet tall. All are native and well suited to Wakulla County. The Florida Forest Service will offer 1,000 longleaf pine seedlings in addition.

  • ‘Hatfield Drive’ will debut at the Opry Nov. 19

    By JESSE QUIGG
    Sopchoppy Opry

    Sopchoppy Opry fans – it’s show time! As the 2016 season of great music winds down, the fantastic talent, music and fun keeps getting richer. Look who’s coming to the Opry on Saturday, Nov.  19!
    South Bound Band and the Sopchoppy Opry Family welcome Hatfield Drive to historic Sopchoppy HighSchool Auditorium at 7 p.m. for a very special Thanksgiving show!

  • Library News Nov. 17th

    “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

    UPCOMING EVENTS:
    Friday, Nov. 18
    • Quilting Guild 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    • Book Club 3-4:30 p.m.
    • Friday Night Movie 7 p.m.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22
    • Book Bunch 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Zentangle 2-4 p.m.
    • Boy Scouts Pack 5 Wolves 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 23
    • Book Babies 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Knitting Group 4 p.m.

  • Upcoming Events Nov. 15-20th

    Wednesday, Nov. 16

    • Wakulla Medical Center is hosting a tobacco quit program called “Tools to Quit” on from 1 to 3 p.m. The classes are open to anyone. Contact Big Bend AHEC at 877-848-6696 to RSVP or visit the event on Facebook

  • Obstacles = Opportunity

    By NICOLE ZEMA
    nzema@thewakullanews.net

    There is evidence to suggest that we can be elevated through adversity, and achieve success in the face of overwhelming challenges.
    Wakulla High School seniors Nicholas Fields, Tyler Martin and Christopher Ward are recipients of 2016 Biletnikoff Award Scholarships – awarded annually for students who have overcome obstacles.

  • Kitten Control: 40 local strays fixed

    By NICOLE ZEMA
    nzema@thewakullanews.net

    Editor’s note: This story contains descriptions of surgical procedures and internal anatomy.

    Forty cats were having the worst, best day of their lives as part of Paws of Wakulla’s Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program at VCA Wakulla Animal Hospital on Sunday, June 28.

  • Maybe a fly will control swarming Fire ants

    Teamwork, a group working with a common goal or objective, is an excellent concept which multiplies the efforts of all involved.  History is replete with examples of teamwork being employed to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.
    From the mega structures of antiquity, such as the pyramids, to modern wonders like the interstate highway system, teamwork was an integral component of the project’s success.
    Conquering armies have used the same technique.

  • The Currys to perform at New Posh June 14

    “The Currys” will be in town to spice up the weekend at New Posh in Crawfordville for a special House Concert and Potluck on Sunday, June 14th, beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Fair housing info meeting is June 15

    Wakulla County will conduct a Fair Housing meeting on Monday, June 15, during a regular County Commission meeting which be­gins at 5 p.m. in the Wakulla County Com­mission Chambers, 29 Arran Road, Crawford­ville. This meeting is intended to provide the public and Commissioners with in­formation concerning fair housing requirements. Anyone interested in understanding the impor­tance of Fair Housing should attend.