Get ready for Friday’s homecoming parade

At their Sept. 6 meeting, county commissioners voted unanimously to close a section of US 98 for the upcoming Homecoming Parade. The parade is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23. As in the past, the parade will follow Highway 98 from North Bayshore to Second Street in Eastpoint. The road will close from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m.

Farmers Market Saturday morning

Wake up to a bounty of fresh regional produce, seafood, local artisans, fresh flowers, Lucky Goat coffee and live music this Saturday morning, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Apalachicola Farmers Market under the Mill Pond Pavilion. You'll also find homemade breads and baked goods, honey, jams, and a great musical lineup, Jenny Odom, Robert E Mason, Kathy Jansen, Abby Ignaszewski, Charlie Sawyer and "Carol Harris and the Fabulous Singalongs." The Farmers Market is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month, rain or shine.

Panhandle Players hold annual meeting Sunday

With its move into a new home at the Chapman Auditorium, the Panhandle Players are looking forward to an unprecedented, creative challenge for the area's leading community theater troupe. The entire community is welcome to their annual membership meeting this Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Chapman Auditorim. To be able to cast a vote on the slate of officers, you must pay annual dues of $5. For more info, email

Presentation on genealogy research Sept. 29

The Apalachicola Area Historical Society will present a forum on genealogy at the Raney Carriage House on Market Street at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Kathryn Palmer and Anya Grosenbaugh of the State Archives of Florida will discuss how to begin genealogical research using resources available at the archives in Tallahassee. Admission is free, limited seating so arrive early.