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  • 2010 WHS grad becomes a veterinarian

    Special to The News

    Dr. Alyssa C. Show, daughter of Bill and Cam Show, is proud to announce her graduation on May 29 from Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. She graduates with honors as a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), finishing fourth in her class.
    Alyssa was born in Tallahassee and grew in in Wakulla County. Her dream since the age of 2 was to be a veterinarian. She attended the Wakulla County school system.

  • WHS student competes in speech contest

    Special to The News
     
    Wakulla High School student Molly Jones recently competed in the North Florida District Optimist Oratorical Contest. The contest was held in Jacksonville during the North Florida Optimist 3rd Quarter Conference.  Qualified students from all around the Panhandle and as far south as St. Petersburg were invited to participate.  In order to qualify, each contestant had to have placed first or second in the Regional Oratorical contest, which was held in Gulf Breeze.

  • Refuge earns award for lighthouse restoration

     Special to The News
     
    On May 17, the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge received the award for Meritorious Achievement in Restoration/Rehabilitation for the four-year St. Marks Lighthouse Restoration project. 
    The award was presented by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation at their 2019 First Florida, Forever Florida state conference in Pensacola.  The 2019 Florida Preservation Awards ceremony was held in the auditorium of the restored historic Pensacola Little Theater on Jefferson Street. 

  • Christmas starts in June for ‘elves’ with Operation Santa

    Special to The News

  • See full moon from Cape St. George Lighthouse

    Special to The News

    The June Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be on Monday, June 17.  
    The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will include light hors d’oeuvres.  
    The sun will set at 8:42 p.m. and the “Strawberry” moon will rise at 9:10 p.m. on June 17.
    The June full moon is called the Strawberry moon because strawberry picking season reaches its peak around this time.

  • Then and now: How times have changed in childcare

    JONELL WEBSTER
    Special to The News
    I remember when I was about knee-high to a duck, way back then. I always enjoyed playing outside with my two cousins, Fern and Viv. We loved running, jumping, climbing and making mud pies.  Little did we know that we were getting in a lot of exercise and exploring the beauty that nature has to offer, while being creative with what we could find to make a toy.  Back then preschool programs were not around the way that they are now.

  • A work in progress ­— again
  • New Posh to host Big Daddy Webster

    Big Daddy & Red Hot Java will return to New Posh at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, bringing their own brand of “soul shakin’ Worldbeat Blues peppered with Soul Jazz and life!”
    Band leader Randall “Big Daddy” Webster has more than 20 years of music making behind him. He has toured across the United States and 58 times overseas to 28 countries, and released five CDs.
    Reservations are required for all New Posh House Concerts. Please email newposh3079@gmail.com or phone/text (850) 528-5838.

  • County launches portal for planning, zoning, building

    Wakulla County now has an online portal for residents to access the Planning & Zoning and Building Departments. It is accessible on the Wakulla County website, www.mywakulla.com, and offers options of applying for permits and reviewing permits online.

  • Full moon climb set for Saturday

    The May Full Moon Climb will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island.
    The sun will set at 8:27 p.m. and the moon will rise at 8:26 p.m. on May 18. The May full moon is called the Flower moon because flowers are in abundant bloom at this time. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for SGLA members.
    For reservations, contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.