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  • Cuttin Bracken will rock the stage with fiddle and flute

    BY DEBBIE DIX
    SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

    Traditional Scottish, Irish and Scandinavian music will be featured at New Posh this Saturday evening, May 20, at 7:30, when the Tallahassee band, “Cuttin’ Bracken,” takes the stage.
    Aisha Ivey (fiddle), Connor Bacon (Guitar/Mandolin/vocals), and John Ross (Flute), are all musicians who enjoy very diverse styles of music and who have performed in many different venues, from regional festivals to local venues.

  • Library News - Upcoming Events May 18th

    “Life, now, was unfoldingbefore me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil.”
    -Roman Payne
    Rooftop Soliloquy

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Friday, May 19
    Quilting Guild 9 a.m.
    WCPL Crafter’s Guild 9:30 a.m.
    Book Club 3 p.m.
    Friday Night Movie 7 p.m.

    Saturday, May 20
    United Daughters of the Confederacy 10 a.m.
    Sons of Confederate Vets 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 23
    Book Bunch 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Upcoming Events May 17th -May 25th

    Wednesday, May 17

    • HIRING MEET & GREET from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the TCC Wakulla Environmental Institute, 4057 Crawfordville Hwy, Crawfordville. Features 20 local employers with open positions to fill. Great opportunity for career seekers to make positive, face-to-face impressions with local recruiters who are seeking talent for open positions. Attendees must come dressed for an interview, bring several copies of their resume, and be registered as a job seeker on www.employflorida.com.

  • Sheriff’s office donates to Senior Center

    Special to The News

    Sheriff Jared Miller and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office presented a $500 check to Wakulla Senior Citizens Center Director R.H. Carter on Tuesday, May 16.
    The check is in support of the upcoming Christmas In July fundraising event held annually at the Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center.

  • Officials “push-in” new fire truck

    By NANCY IMPERIALE

    The Wakulla Fire Rescue Department held a “Push-In Ceremony” on Monday, May 15 to welcome a new fire truck.
    The county purchased the fully-equipped engine for $370,000 with proceeds from the one cent sales tax.
    Firefighters, EMS, police and county officials helped “push” the truck into the station, a tradition dating back to the 1800s.

  • Old-Fashioned Choir Reunion set

    Special to The News

    An old-fashioned Choir Reunion and Emancipation Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Spirit and Truth Church, 4390 Crawfordville Highway in Crawfordville.
    A $10 donation is suggested but not required.This is an outdoor event.
    Sponsored by Spirit and Truth Church and Palaver Tree Theater Company, the event is seeking voices, so any choir, duet, trio, quartet, or soloist is invited to participate.

  • Upcoming Events May 11th -May 17th

    Thursday, May 11

    • WAKE UP WITH YOGA from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Wakulla Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy. in Crawfordville.

    • WAKULLA SHERIFF’S OFFICE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH GOLF TOURNAMENT at Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee. Registration at noon, tee-off 1 p.m. Lunch and dinner provided. Funds raised used for gifts for needy kids, victims of domestic violence, helping the elderly and more. Sponsorships available. For info contact Capt. Randall Taylor at 850-745-7260.

  • Library News: May 11th

    “As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.”
     – William Shakespeare

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Saturday, May 13
    Hurricane Preparedness Build YourBucket Day 9 a.m.
    Alzheimer Caregivers 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, May 16
    Book Bunch 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Zentangle 2-4 p.m.
    Lego Club 4 p.m.
    Florida Native Plant Society 5:30 p.m.
    Republican Women’s Club 6:30 p.m.
    Boy Scouts Pack 5 Wolves 6:30 p.m.
    Bible Study 6:45pm

  • Weekly & Monthly Events May 11th

    WEEKLY & MONTHLY EVENTS

    Mondays
    • FREE RESPITE DAYCARe at Lake Ellen Baptist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch, snacks and social group therapy provided. For info call Pat 984-5277.
    • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets the first Monday of each month at Lake Ellen Baptist Church at 12:30 p.m.

    Tuesdays

  • Ronald Fred and Eloise Crum are Blue Crab family

    By NANCY IMPERIALE
    nimperiale@thewakullanews.net

    This year’s Blue Crab Festival Grand Marshals are Eloise and Ronald Fred Crum.
    They will lead the annual parade down U.S. 98 to Woolley Park which opens the 43rd annual Panacea Blue Crab Festival this Saturday, May 6.
    The Crums operate Crum’s Mini Mall in Panacea, a store which sells more than 3,000 fishing rods and so many other items it’s impossible to list them all.