The News Extra

  • Visit Passau, gateway to Bavaria

    Special to The News

    Fall colors intensify as the boat drifts along the Danube. Picturesque German villages glide silently by.
    Beside the river, fortified structures dot the landscape, once used to collect tolls from merchants as they made their way along the river; today most are in ruins.
    You find yourself humming “the Sound of Music” and expect to see Julie Andrews around the next bend.

  • White's Wines: Rioja Gran Reserva: Expensive but a remarkable value


    Each year, the wine world eagerly awaits Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list.
    Since 1988, the magazine’s editors have looked back over the wines they’ve reviewed over the previous 12 months to rank the 100 wines that most impress them “based on quality, value, availability, and excitement.”

  • NOAH POSEY: Fisherman, crab house processor, businessman, restauranteur

    Special to The News

    No one calls him by his first name. Those who know him as a friend, neighbor, or local business owner call him Noah, or “Noey” Posey.
    Born and raised in Medart, Posey’s antecedents share a common work history with others whose family trees are firmly rooted in Wakulla.
    “Most of my family,” he says, “were farmers and stuff like that. They fished a lot, mainly mullet.”

  • A look at garbage by the numbers


    The mandatory curbside collection of garbage and recyclables will go into effect Oct. 1.
    Starting on that date, Waste Pro will be the only garbage hauler in the county and all dwelling units will be required to pay an assessment of $196 a year.
    The assessment will appear on the tax bill, meaning it will be charged to property owners.
    Vacant lots, as well as buildings without power and a kitchen facility, will not be assessed.

  • Answers about trash service

    Q: When does our new service begin?
    A: Waste Pro will begin service to all residential and commercial customers on Monday, Oct. 3.
    Q: What does our new service consist of?
    A: Your new service consists of one time per week garbage and recycling service. Garbage and recycling will be picked up on the same day.
    Before service begins on Oct. 3, you will receive a 96-gallon roll out cart and an 18-gallon recycling bin, along with an informational packet that will give you your new service days and answer many of the questions that you will have.

  • Donations, volunteers help expand planting

    Special to the news

    Donated trees will increase the number of trees being planted at 10 County sites this week with grant funding.
    Multiple donors are participating. Donations will increase the number of trees planted from 138 (with grant funds) to more than 200.

    The additional trees are either species unavailable in the size required by the grant – or planned trees for which grant funding was insufficient.

  • Grant trees are being planted throughout county

    Special to The News

    Within days, more than 200 trees will be planted in county parks and along streets in Crawfordville, Panacea, Medart and Shell Point. Most of the 138 trees will be purchased and planted with grant funds that Wakulla County received through the Florida Division of Forestry.

    Last Friday, tree locations were staked at 10 sites including three parks – Shell Point Beach Park, Woolley Park and Azalea Park – and two parking areas, Medart Recreation Park and Rock Landing.

  • Tail Wagger...12-16

    It is that time of year again. The Holiday season, and election of our 2011 Officers and Directors is fast approaching.

    Ending my second year as president of CHAT, I wanted to take a moment to thank you, our membership, supporters and volunteers for your continued support and efforts.

    A very special thank you goes to my fellow officers and board of directors for your assistance, and unwavering support that stems from the love for the animals we care for.

  • Library News...12-16


    As this will be my last article of the year, I thought I’d do a little year in review and what you can expect from WCPL in 2011.

  • Eco-Volunteer science program plants students in state parks

    Special to The News

    With a $50,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, Volunteer USA Foundation has partnered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Education to develop a unique science-focused education course for middle school students in Florida.

    The “green” program is the brainchild of Volunteer USA’s eco-VolunteerUSA program and is being tailored for middle-schoolers to promote an interest in science as well as the spirit of volunteerism in state parks.