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Friday is National Estuaries Day

Sep 27, 2012 at 11:41 AM
It's all about the Bay on Sept. 28 as the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) celebrates National Estuaries Day at its new Research and Visitor Center in Eastpoint. The festivities will run from 1:30-6 p.m. and will feature family-friendly activities and exhibits. The Visitor Center is located near...
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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum Day is Sept 29

Sep 26, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Camp Gordon Johnston celebrates Museum Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event marks the sixth year that Camp Gordon Johnston has been asked to participate in the Smithsonian Magazine's Annual National Museum Day.
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Apalachicola Jazz & Wine Festival

Sep 25, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Apalachicola Jazz - Wine Festival begins tomorrow and goes through September 30. Full schedule of events can be found on our website.
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Fall Subway Art

Sep 25, 2012 at 9:44 AM
Click here to download a free printable Fall Subway Art - PDF is for an 8.5 x 11.
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Authors in Apalach

Sep 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Apalachicola Municipal Library will host the Second Annual Authors in Apalach on September 28 - 29. This year's event will feature a Civil War candlelit dinner with Jeff Shaara, author of the NYT bestselling civil war novel Blaze...
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Maritime Lecture: Queen Anne's Revenge

Sep 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM
AMM will host a talk about the pirate shipwrecks at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the AMM building on Water Street. Franklin Price, of the Bureau of Archaeological Research, will talk about his work on the wreck of Blackbeard the Pirate’s vessel on the North Carolina coast. Visit their website for more information.
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John Spohrer Exhibit

Sep 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Nationally acclaimed nature photographer John Spohrer will be exhibiting photography from his upcoming book The Seasons of Apalachicola during a showing September 1- 30 at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art.
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Rock by the Tee

Sep 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM
There’s still time to register to play in the Rock by the Tee Golf tournament in Carrabelle. Live music will be on St. George Island together with the golf tournament to benefit the multiple charities including the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital and Camp Sunshine for young childr...
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Plein Air Workshop Scheduled

Sep 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Apalachicola School of Art presents Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Workshop September 13th -15, 2012. Participants will enjoy instruction and painting time with six world-class instructors during this amazing three-day workshop! Each day will be divided into two, half-day sessions, giving you the opportunity to ex...
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Coastal Cleanup

Sep 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Make your vacation meaningful by pitching in and helping clean up the coast! It's a great feeling and you'll meet great people all working for the same cause. Click for full schedule
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September in Franklin County Florida

Sep 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Click here to view our September newsletter.
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Isaac Update

Aug 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Franklin County emergency management officials have lifted all mandatory evacuations for Franklin County as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 28. If you are a visitor to Franklin County and have questions about your reservation/accommodations, please contact your lodging provider directly. Thank you and welcome back to Frank...
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Isaac Update

Aug 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM
As of Monday morning, emergency officials in Franklin County have issued a mandatory evacuation order for all barrier islands in Franklin County, including St. George and Dog Island, as well as for the low-lying areas of Alligator Point, Bald Point and St Teresa. Franklin County is currently under a Tropical Storm W...
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Isaac Update

Aug 26, 2012 at 3:22 PM
As of Sunday, much of the central to eastern gulf coast is located within the potential 3-day track forecast cone for Isaac. While the exact path of the storm is still not known, visitors are encouraged to monitor the progress of the system and check with your lodging provider for specific instructions regarding your ac...
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Isaac Update

Aug 25, 2012 at 7:25 PM
As of Saturday, a significant portion of Florida lies within the 3-5 day track forecast cone for Tropical Storm Isaac. While the exact path of the storm is still unknown this far in advance, visitors should continue to monitor the progress of this strengthening system over the next several days by checking the Frankl...
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Tropical Storm Isaac

Aug 24, 2012 at 1:54 PM
The Franklin County TDC is committed to enhancing personal safety among residents and visitors. This weather update is intended to assist individuals traveling to or visitors currently in Franklin County. As of Friday morning, a significant portion of Florida lies within the 5-day track forecast cone for Tropical St...
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Team Florida (Franklin County) Goes to World Series

Aug 2, 2012 at 8:49 AM
Good luck to our Franklin County Dixie Softball Debs (ages 16-18) as they head off to Powhatan, Virginia to represent the state of Florida in the World Series. Tune in to ESPN 2 at 12:00 pm on Saturday to watch these girls play!
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Girls Softball Tournament comes to Carrabelle

Jul 12, 2012 at 2:22 PM
Franklin County welcomes the 2012 Girls Softball Tournament Players - their families! The girls will compete at the Will S. Kendrick Sports Complex in Carrabelle, Friday through Monday.
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St. George Island Update - Power has been restored!

Jun 28, 2012 at 7:01 PM
The power has been restored on St. George Island. Residents may continue to experience sporadic outages while service continues to be restored, if you experience outages, please contact Progress Energy to report the outage. The 8:00 p.m. curfew has been lifted. If you are checking into an accommodation on St. George Isl...
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St. George Island among the cleanest beaches in the nation

Jun 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM
St. George Island beach ranks among the cleanest in the nation! Click here for entire article.
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Tropical Storm Debby

Jun 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Tropical Storm Debby has left us with clear blue skies today. Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle and Alligator Point is beautiful and ready for visitors. The bridge to St. George Island is now open and the mandatory evacuation order has been lifted. St. George Island still has a curfew of 8:00 p.m....
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Visitor Guide

Jun 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Hot off the press, it's ready! Click here to view our 2012 Visitor Guide.
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St. George Island State Park #4 Best US Beach for 2012!

May 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM
For the second year in a row our very own St. George Island State Park ranks on Dr. Beach's list of the top 10 best beaches in the USA. This year we rank #4. We are proud and invite you to the beach to see for yourself why Dr. Beach thinks we're in the top of the USA beaches. You can read more about Dr. Beach by visiti...
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National Shrimp Day

May 10, 2012 at 3:02 PM
Today is National Shrimp Day and we're celebrating in Franklin County, Florida with a special receipe for Tupelo Honey Pineapple Grilled Shrimp. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup pineapple chunks 2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons Tupelo honey 1 ta...
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Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational Schedule

May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM
More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast to participate in the 7th annual Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 3-13, 2012. Painters will set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of this last...
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Carrabelle Riverfront Festival this weekend

Apr 27, 2012 at 8:23 AM
The 22nd Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th. Join your friends to celebrate the culture, history and vitality of coastal Carrabelle. This annual festival offers regional arts and crafts, family friendly attractions and local culinary treats. The two-day event...
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Governor Stone

Mar 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Come see the Governor Stone in Carrabelle, FL for the month of March. She will be on view at the City Wharf when not sailing in St. George Sound. Vessel will sail Saturdays 10:00 and 3:00 and Sundays 10:00 and 3:00, weather and crew availability permitting. All times are Eastern Time. See the Governor Stone history dis...
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Franklin County Shrimp Chili

Mar 2, 2012 at 9:26 AM
If you can’t make it to Franklin County Florida this weekend for the SGI Charity Chili Cook-off, try this seafood chili recipe to bring a little Franklin County to you! Franklin County Shrimp Chili Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 3 large yellow onions, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 1/4 cup...
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit comes to Franklin Co!

Feb 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Sports Illustrated highlights Franklin County in their upcoming 2012 Swimsuit edition. The picturesque, historic port scenery of Apalachicola, combined with the 22-mile St. George barrier island off the coast, provided just the backdrop SI was looking for. Sports Illustrated, whose circulation is expected to be aroun...
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Franklin County Mardi Gras

Feb 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM
Habitat for Humanity’s Mardi Gras Fundraiser this weekend in Franklin County. Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM Pet - Golf Cart Parade (featuring Mardi Gras bead throws) beginning at the Bowery to Riverfront Park on Water Street. Beginning at 6:30 in the Centennial Bank parking lot join us for Louisiana Mardi Gras style g...
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Valentines Specials

Jan 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM
Plan now to get away to Franklin County for a special Valentine's treat! Click here to see accommodations that are offering sweet specials. Many restaurants are also offering Valentine's dinners, click here to see all restaurants in Franklin County.
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Ballet Performance This Weekend

Jan 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Pas de Vie, Tallahassee’s premiere ballet company returns to the Dixie after a fabulous standing ovation performance in 2011, it will take your breath away. Eat a scrumptious dinner at one of our fine dining establishments and head to the Dixie Theater for a breathtaking ballet performance. Click here for more info.
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It's Oyster Cookoff Time!

Jan 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM
Shuck 'em, fry 'em, steam 'em, or eat 'em raw! If you like oysters, you’ll want to be in downtown Apalachicola this weekend to attend the second annual Apalachicola Oyster Cook-off Jan. 13-14 at Riverfront Park. Contestants will compete for trophies and bragging rights during this benefit event for the Apalachicola Vol...
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Roast and Toast this Weekend

Jan 4, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Pulled pork Dinners will be served starting at noon - until gone for $8.00 a plate. Cooking competition starts at 9am judging begins at 2pm for chicken and 3pm for pork. Prizes for 1st thru 3rd , most popular booth and best in show. Also we will be having a silent auction with lots of great things available. All p...
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Holiday on the Harbor

Dec 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM
Celebrate the Holiday on the Carrabelle Harbor! Boat Parade of Lights is this Saturday. Beautiful decorated boats will line the harbor and showcase their lights and artistic designs to the delight of the spectators. Watch a fireworks display - visit with Santa. You can even put your boat in the parade and join in the fu...
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Give The Gift of Getaway!

Dec 1, 2011 at 3:11 PM
Now is the perfect time to book a last minute holiday getaway or to reserve your Spring 2012 vacation. Below are accommodations offering specials this season. A complete list of Franklin County lodging providers is available by clicking here.
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Christmas Festivities

Nov 28, 2011 at 2:59 PM
Thursday is Eastpoint’s Lighting of the town, Friday is St. George Island’s Lighting and Saturday is Apalachicola’s Holiday Fresh Market featuring handmade, fresh products, locally made baked goods and natural creations. For a list of all of our upcoming festivals and events click here.
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Thanksgiving with Oysters!!

Nov 23, 2011 at 11:14 AM
Celebrate Thanksgiving with this fantastic Apalachicola Bay Oyster dressing recipe! Ingredients 1 12-ounce container Apalachicola Bay oysters 1/2 cup Florida celery, chopped 1/2 cup Florida onion, chopped 1/4 cup butter 4 cups day-old bread cubes 1 tablespoon fresh Florida parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon sage 1/2 teaspoon...
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How to Boil Shrimp

Nov 15, 2011 at 9:42 AM
Click here to view the video - How to Boil Shrimp Shrimp Scampi with Pasta 1 ½ unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbs. olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 tbls. prepared mustard 1 tbls. Worcestershire sauce 1/2-3/4 cup butter, melted 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tbs. fresh lemon juice 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked...
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How To Deep-Fry Mullet!

Nov 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM
There's a secret to successful deep-fried mullet and we have it here! This week's Seafood Cooking Tip focuses on Deep-Fried Mullet with Guest Chef Maxine Kellogg from Apalachicola's AJ's Neighborhood Grill. Watch every week to catch culinary videos filmed at some of Franklin County's most popular seafood restaurants. Le...
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This Weekend in Franklin County

Nov 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Apalachicola's Second Saturday Event to Feature Folk Singer Come to Apalachicola this weekend to enjoy November's Second Saturday event on Nov. 12. Stroll through the galleries, shops and businesses and have a tasty dinner between 6-8pm and then after, from 6-8 pm Sopchoppy folk singer, Frank Lindamood at the Women Folk...
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Visit State Parks & National Forest Sites Free!

Nov 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM
In honor of Veteran’s Day, you can visit any of the State Parks in Franklin County or elsewhere in the state for free on Friday, Nov. 11. Many of Florida’s state parks feature historic sites that commemorate the nation’s fallen service members. At the Historic Orman House State Park in Apalachicola, visitors can pay the...
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Florida Seafood Festival

Nov 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM
The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County .The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola's Battery Park. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts...
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Franklin County, FL Launches Geocache Challenge

Nov 1, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Come join us for a caching adventure! Hidden somewhere in beautiful Franklin County is the Salty Challenge geocache containing 100 certificates each good for a unique oyster geocoin developed to welcome cachers to our area. Only coin one per cacher, please. The certificate will direct you to a place where you can collec...
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Downtown Apalachicola Oyster Roast this Friday

Nov 1, 2011 at 2:08 PM
Seafood lovers and oyster aficionados get ready. The 6th annual Downtown Oyster Roast takes place November 4th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm in downtown Apalachicola. The event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oyster on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fres...
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Run for the Bay Marathon

Oct 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM
The annual Run for the Bay Marathon will be hosted on St. George Island on Sunday, Oct. 23. Designed for beginners and seasoned runners alike, the Running for the Bay Marathon is a spectacular opportunity to revel in the natural beauty of the Forgotten Coast and lace up your sneakers. The event is five races in one – a...
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Blues in the Park

Oct 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM
This day-long benefit concert on Saturday, Oct. 22 will run from Noon til 10 p.m. and will feature some of the region's best blues bands including Brandon Santini, Chip and the Wolftones, CS Holt Blues Band, Slim Fatz, Fantabulous Blues Band, Swingin Harpoon Blues Blues and Matt Law. The concert, which will also feature...
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Culinary Tips: Boil & Clean Blue Crabs

Oct 19, 2011 at 2:34 PM
Here’s the first video of a new series of videos featuring culinary tips highlighting how to prepare Franklin County seafood in conjunction with the local restaurants. The first filming was with Renee Griffin at Captain Snook's Restaurant in Eastpoint on how to boil - clean blue crabs. Watch How to Boil Blue Crabs Watc...
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Birds and Birdies of St. James

Oct 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM
Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, St. James Bay Golf Resort, Natural World Charters -Les Hassel Excursions presents Two Days of Birding and Education on the Island of Saint James Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th Cost is $125 per person We are Offering: Luxurious Accommodations for one night (double or trip...
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Grilled Mullet with Hot Mango-Honey Sauce

Oct 17, 2011 at 10:38 AM
Another Franklin County Seafood Recipe to Celebrate National Seafood Month! Ingredients 1/4 cup Tupelo honey 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 tablespoon Florida jalapeno, diced 1/2 cup pureed Florida mango 4 6-ounce Florida m...
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Celebrate Bears in Carrabelle and Blues in Apalach this Weekend

Oct 13, 2011 at 1:10 PM
Carrabelle's 3rd Annual Forgotten Coast Bear Festival kicks off this weekend in Sands Park from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. The event will feature live music, crafts and of course, cool bear stuff. Free guided tours of the Apalachicola National Forest will be available. Come learn about bear habitat and behavior from bear biologis...
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SGI Hosts Oyster Festival This Weekend!

Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Mark your calendar to attend St. George Island's Oyster Festival Columbus Day this weekend, Oct. 7-9. This three day festival highlights the county's seafood heritage, particularly the Apalachicola Bay oyster. There will be displays, contests, demonstrations and of course seafood. The event, which will include some East...
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October is National Seafood Month

Oct 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM
October is National Seafood Month – Here’s a recipe for Golden Oyster Chowder to help you celebrate. Don’t forget the Franklin County Oyster Festival is this coming weekend...we hope to see you here! Ingredients 1 pint shucked Florida oysters, undrained 1/2 cup Florida onion, chopped 1/2 cup Florida celery, sliced...
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Elvis is coming!

Sep 26, 2011 at 2:55 PM
Todd Alan Herendeen will return to the Dixie Theatre with his Follow That Dream Band at the end of September for a unique program that will feature PEARLS aka Apalachicola Bay Oysters during this event. Todd Alan Herendeen and his Follow That Dream Band are one of the biggest Box Office draws in the Panhandle. Don't mis...
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Today is "Estuaries Day"

Sep 23, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Today is “Estuaries Day” so here’s a tidbit about our estuary - The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) visitor center and research labs in Eastpoint, one of only 25 sites designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a research reserve, which monitors 246,766 acres in the Apa...
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National Museum Day on Saturday

Sep 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Camp Gordon Johnston and Smithsonian Magazine celebrate National Museum Day Saturday Sept. 24th. The Museum, located in the Carrabelle Municipal complex at 1001 Gray Ave, will host visitors from 10 am - 4 pm and will feature documentary movies, some highlighting local people, as well as live music.
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National Estuaries Day is Friday

Sep 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM
It's all about the Bay on Friday, Sept. 23 as the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrates National Estuaries Day at its new Nature Center in Eastpoint. The festivities will run from 1-6:30 p.m. and will feature games and activities such as a beach scavenger hunt, net-making demonstrations and live re...
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Clean It Up! Coastal Cleanup is this Saturday

Sep 15, 2011 at 10:34 AM
Franklin County's Coastal Cleanup Day will be held Saturday, September 17. The local event is part of a larger national Coastal Cleanup movement and is a perfect opportunity for visitors and residents alike to do good for a good cause - the bountiful resources of Franklin County's coastal shoreline. There are several s...
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Full Moon Climb at Cape St. George Lighthouse

Sep 12, 2011 at 3:38 PM
The September Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Monday, September 12, 2011. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon. Cost is $15.00 for the general public...
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Franklin County Lighthouses

Sep 12, 2011 at 3:01 PM
Franklin County is home to two lighthouses. One on St. George Island and one in Carrabelle. Click here to watch a video.
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Second Saturday in September

Sep 9, 2011 at 3:09 PM
Head downtown Apalachicola for our monthly gathering! Shops and galleries will be open late, restaurants will feature fantastic specials. Take a moment and meet the local artists and shop owners; we are a friendly group. Most shops and cafes encourage you to bring your pets as well! After you have visited the stores a...
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Blues Concert on the Dock Saturday in Apalach

Sep 2, 2011 at 2:25 PM
Labor Day Weekend also Kicks off the first in a series of waterfront blues and jazz concerts at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola. The first concert, Saturday Sept. 3 from 8-10 pm, will feature the Pepper Drive Blues Band. The concert is a fundraiser to help the Franklin County Food Pantry. Additional concerts in October...
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Carrabelle History Museum Launches Tarpon Exhibit This Weekend

Sep 1, 2011 at 2:24 PM
The Carrabelle Historical Society launches its newest exhibit “The Last Voyage of the S.S. Tarpon”, this month at the Carrabelle History Museum. There will be a reception on Sept. 3 from 7-9 p.m. that will include a discussion and gathering of crew descendants of the vessel that once plied area waters. The Carrabelle Hi...
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St. George Island #8 Top Dog-Friendly Beach in US

Aug 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM
St. George Island, Florida is #8 on Top 10 dog-friendly beaches in the United States. Bring Fido and come see us! - http://veterinarybusiness.dvm360.com/vetec/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=726795-pageID=3
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Fish For a Cause This Weekend

Aug 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM
The Franklin County Sheriff's Department Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 27th. This annual event is open to anyone 12 years of age or older. There will be a separate youth tournament that is FREE to enter. Kids ages 3-12 will be eligible to enter and various prizes and fishing gear will be awarded. Entran...
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival this Weekend in Carrabelle

Aug 24, 2011 at 3:25 PM
Beginning this weekend, the Apalachicola Riverkeepers Group will host the nationally acclaimed Wild - Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour August 26-27 in Carrabelle at the St. James Bay Golf Resort, 151 Laughing Gull Lane. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the film festival begins at 7:00 p.m. each evening. A...
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John Gorrie Museum State Park - August is Perfect Time to Visit Home of Modern Air Conditioning!

Aug 19, 2011 at 3:38 PM
When you walk into the modest brick building nestled in the middle of Apalachicola's Historic District, you might not fully appreciate the significance of the odd little contraption on display there. Well, be amazed, because this humble jumble of metal and wood is the country's first ice-making machine and the forerunne...
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Ice Cream Churn-off and Retro Dance Party along the Apalachicola Riverfront this weekend

Aug 17, 2011 at 3:36 PM
Come to Historic Apalachicola this Saturday, Aug. 20 for a “cool” street party on Water Street between the Old Ice House and the Historic Bowery. There will also be an old fashioned ice cream making contest and tasting from 5-7pm followed by a tribute to old school tunes from 7-10pm. This weekend's events are part of th...
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Baby Turtles Make Their Annual Debut Along the Coast

Aug 16, 2011 at 2:52 PM
Click here to watch a short video. A mid-summer's night along a Franklin County shoreline usually means baby sea turtles somewhere between Alligator Point and Apalachicola are making a break for it - climbing free of their buried nests and flipping their way to the surf. It's sea turtle hatching season along the...
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This weekend's full moon is background for activities

Aug 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM
This weekend's full moon is the background for several Franklin County activities. You can climb to the top of the St. George Island Lighthouse on Saturday for a spectacular view of the sunset and moonrise! Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a sparking cider toast to the full moon. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum w...
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Dog Days of Summer in Apalachicola

Aug 10, 2011 at 2:24 PM
The Coombs Inn invites you to bring your dog and/or cat to a Dog Days of Summer celebration Saturday, August 13. Feline and Fido festivities include a Pussy Galor-ious Beauty Contest and a Dogged Duds Fashion Show. Photos will be taken of you and your pet. Prize winners will receive pet gifts and all entrants will recei...
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Kingfish Tournament This Weekend in Carrabelle

Aug 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Get ready for the 8th Annual Kingfish Shootout to be held this weekend in Carrabelle. The Aug. 6 and 7 event features a guaranteed payout of $23,000 and first place fish wins $10,000. Click here for more details.
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Hooray for Oysters! Let's Eat!

Aug 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM
Did you know that today is National Oyster Day? Now although we don't actually know where that designation comes from (it appears to be an unofficial food holiday), does it really matter? Any day is an excuse to celebrate Apalachicola Bay oysters - baked, fried, raw, steamed, smoked, yum! Check in on the Franklin County...
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Festival of Ice Cools August Heat

Aug 4, 2011 at 9:35 PM
A month long celebration of the invention of the ice making machine begins this weekend in Apalachicola. The Water Street Festival of Ice - a tribute to Apalachicola's own Dr. John Gorrie - kicks off Sunday, Aug. 7 with an Ice Cream Churn-off at 3 p.m. followed by Ice Cream Tasting Event at 5 pm. Later that evening, the...
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Friday is National Oyster Day!

Aug 3, 2011 at 2:01 PM
Friday, August 5 is National Oyster Day. Not sure where it came from appears to be an unofficial food holiday Who cares? Well take any excuse to celebrate oysters! National Oyster Day is celebrated annually in the United States on August 5. Most people consider oysters from Apalachicola Bay a delicacy. We certainly do...
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8th Annual Kingfish Shootout

Aug 2, 2011 at 10:16 PM
The 8th Annual Kingfish Shootout is going on this weekend in Carrabelle. This event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves while advocating a wonderful cause that helps so many. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Learn more about the 8th Annual Kingfish Shootout going on Saturday, August 6...
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This weekend in Carrabelle

Jul 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM
Carrabelle is the place to be this weekend! Friday and Saturday night St. James Bay Golf Course will host a dinner theater featuring a hilarious, side-slitting comedy, the works of William Shakespeare complete with a scrumptious dinner. The WannaGOFAST Carrabelle Speed Festival will be on Saturday; where over 40 super f...
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Paddle Trip around Apalachicola Bay

Jul 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM
The Apalachicola Riverkeepers will host their monthly paddling trip around the Apalachicola Bay area this Saturday, July 23. The trips are free to members and $30 for non-members. The monthly paddling trips are held the 4th Saturday of each month (except November and December). The paddle trips are planned for the River...
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Youth Fishing Tournament in Carrabelle this Weekend

Jul 20, 2011 at 1:58 PM
Carrabelle's C-Quarters Marina will be the site of this weekend's annual Youth Fishing Tournament open to all kids 16 years and younger. This long-standing event annually attracts more than 100 kids and their families from all over the Southeast to Carrabelle to join in the two days of fun and fishing activities. For mo...
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How to Shuck An Apalachicola Bay Oyster

Jul 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM
Ever wondered how to shuck an Apalachicola Bay oyster? In this video local Jerry Hall shows the technique and art of the shuck!
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Watch Our Franklin County Music Video

Jul 12, 2011 at 2:36 PM
Be sure to check out our newest video debut, the Salty to the Bone music video. This video features the Franklin County culture, clean beaches and superb seafood...all things that makes us salty. Here's the link, go check it out now!
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The Discovery Channel is looking for the best oyster shuckers!

Jul 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM
The Discovery Channel is casting for the show BEST IN THE BUSINESS, a new reality-competition TV series that will highlight and celebrate the great American Worker! They are currently looking for the best oyster shuckers! If you think you're the best, have great energy, a fun, dynamic personality, some mad skills and ma...
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Second Saturdays in Historic Apalachicola

Jul 8, 2011 at 10:49 AM
Head to Historic Apalachicola this weekend for the town's Second Saturday event on July 9 from 6-8 p.m. Shops and galleries will be open late, restaurants will feature fantastic specials and there will be live music and children's activities Take a moment and meet the local artists and shop owners; most shops and cafe's...
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Underwater Photography Exhibit

Jul 7, 2011 at 9:56 AM
Theres still time to see the breathtaking underwater photography of Nancy S. Mueller at the Apalachicola Museum of Art. The exhibit is open Wednesday Sunday 1 4 pm and ends this Sunday, July 10.
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Let's Camp!

Jul 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM
Many visitors think of the St. George Island State Park as a secluded beach perfect for a quiet weekend stroll. However, this 1,962 acre park located at the eastern end of St. George Island offers a full facility family campground that rivals the best campgrounds in the country. The park features 60 campsites, a playgro...
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Carrabelle Hosts State Softball Tournament Next Week

Jul 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM
The Dixie Youth State Softball Tournament will be held at Carrabelle's Kendrick Park July 7-10. The event is expected to bring more than 500 players and family members to the Franklin County coast for four days. Click here to watch a video welcoming the softball teams to Franklin County
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Music, Parades, Ice Cream, Family Activities and Fireworks this Weekend!

Jun 30, 2011 at 10:26 PM
From Alligator Point to Apalachicola, almost every community has Independence Day festivities planned. In Apalachicola, an old fashioned street parade, ice cream social and benefit concert will cool you off on July 2-3. On July 3, the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association invites you to a free Crooked River Lighthouse climb...
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Apalachicola & St. George Island are featured as Great Southern US Beach Towns by BootsnAll Travel

Jun 28, 2011 at 8:17 PM
Apalachicola -St. George Islandarefeatured as one of Eight Great Southern US Beach Towns by BootsnAll Travel Local Tallahassee residents (among others) flock to this area, a small fishing village just across the bridge from St. George Island, during the summer. Oysters rule in Apalachicola; the estuarine system in the...
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SGI State Park Beach Makes Top 10 List

Jun 27, 2011 at 9:14 PM
If you're familiar with the Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park, you weren't surprised when Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) ranked this beach near the top of his 2011 Top 10 List. If you haven't visited this pristine stretch of coastal paradise, this month would be a great time to come experience it. Cli...
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Fire Ban Update

Jun 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Fire Ban Update: Please be advised that due to a statewide emergency burn ban, open fires, (which include campfires and fireworks) are currently prohibited in Franklin County. State and local emergency personnel are actively monitoring the situation and law enforcement personnel will issue fines for violations. Please h...
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Parks & Museums Offer Summer Up on a Budget

Jun 22, 2011 at 11:48 AM
July is National Recreation and Parks Month, a perfect excuse to pack up the family and head to one of the dozens of national, state and local parks and museums located in Franklin County. Admission to all parks and museums is nominal, if at all, and there is a wealth of history, culture and cool things to learn at ever...
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