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  • Band unit wins in parade

    The Wakulla County Senior Citizen’s Center Pickin’ n Grinnin’ Band won the Presidents Award for best business entry in the Springtime Tallahassee Parade on Saturday, March 28. The entry was sponsored by Wakulla Equipment Rental in Crawfordville.

    The band, seated on a decorated flatbed trailer, played lively country music and had the crowd dancing along the parade route. This was the second award for the band as they won the most artistic entry in the 2008 Sopchoppy Fourth of July Parade.

  • Republicans meet to discuss politics

    The Republican Party of Wakulla recently held their first fundraising event at the old courthouse in Crawfordville. The Reagan Day mixer, on Thursday, March 26, was well attended by local members of the party as well as several members from Tallahassee.

    Gordon McCleary, party chair, was very pleased with the turnout, particularly considering the bad weather that dominated the area.

  • Living fence project underway at Riversprings Middle School

    Riversprings Middle School has hosted the Green Living Expo and Education Fair for three years and thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers attending the March 21 event, RMS will have a “living fence” next to part of the baseball complex.

    Noted landscape designer David Copps designed the living fence and NJROTC members from Wakulla High School, Commissioner Lynn Artz and other volunteers helped create it.

  • It is time to put on sneakers and clean up the coast

    Yes, it’s here! The 2008 International Coastal Cleanup is Saturday, Sept. 20.

    It’s time for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to show they understand the importance of our environment. Each year, scouts vie to show they can pick up more cigarette butts than other scouts.

  • Weymouth creates a wildlife mural for the state

    Wakulla Wildlife writer George Weymouth started on a mural in June 2007. David Morse, past director of Tate’s Hell, asked him to do a mural for the water tower so people visiting the state forest headquarters facility could view it.

    “I ordered from California a special Ultra Violet resistant acrylic paint, and after measuring the water tower’s side, attached and backed three 4 by 8 sheets of sign plywood together to create an 8 feet wide by 12 feet high pallet to do my mural on.

  • Learn to reuse and recycle in Wakulla

    These days, as more and more people are interested in “going green,” we hear the words: “reduce, reuse, recycle” as a sort of mantra. We have a general sense of the phrase, but how does it apply in everyday living?

  • Celebrate Library Card Month in Wakulla

    During the month of September, the Wakulla County Public Library will celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month and encourages all residents who do not have a library card to come to the library and get one. Parents and caregivers are reminded to bring their school-age children to the library to get the most important school supply of all–a library card. Library cards are free to all Wakulla County residents. Cards may be obtained by presenting identification verifying current name and address. Parents or guardians must sign for applicants under the age of 18.

  • Educational programs will be offered in Leon

    Florida Defenders of the Environment will hold the second in a series of “Natural Florida” environmental education programs in Tallahassee, at the R.A. Gray Building in the Museum of Florida History on Thursday, Sept. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Museum of Natural History is located at 500 South Bronough St.