The Nest has summer openings
The Nest’s Afterschool and Summer Program is looking for children who want to do fun things with their friends this summer.
There are still openings at both the Carrabelle and Eastpoint site. Summer Camp is Monday through Thursday (closed on Fridays) until July 31. Hours are 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
We have fun activities planned throughout the summer. We are working on a Courtyard Garden and will be writing, illustrating and publishing books this summer. In addition the children can participate in other activities such as art, checkers/chess, character ed. technology, health and nutrition, computer, dance and drama.
Free breakfast and lunch will be served. You will need to provide a snack for your child for the afternoon snack time. There will be limited snacks for those who do not have one; however, they may not be available every day.
The Carrabelle site is at 1001 Gray Ave. and the Eastpoint site is at 85 School Rd.
Saturday movie at Camp Gordon Johnston
The film ‘Biloxi Blues’ will be shown Saturday morning at the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II museum in Carrabelle.
Biloxi Blues was the second of playwright Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy (number one was Brighton Beach Memoirs; number three, Broadway Bound). Matthew Broderick stars as Simon's alter ego Eugene Morris Jerome, who is drafted and shipped off to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi in the waning days of World War II.
The story begins as 20-year-old Jerome, from Brooklyn, is sent to Biloxi, Mississippi, for basic training. There he meets a diverse assortment of soldiers, including the gentle intelligent Arnold Epstein (Corey Parker), the play's central figure. The piece portrays Epstein's struggle for power with middle-aged, hard-drinking platoon leader Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey (Christopher Walken). In the play's most memorable scene, Epstein manages to force Toomey to perform 200 pushups in front of the platoon.
The film will be shown at 1015 hours on Saturday, June 28, at the museum, 1001 Gray Ave. in Carrabelle. Free popcorn will be available. Entry by donation and appreciated
Culinary classes at Gulf/Franklin campus this fall
Beginning this fall, students will have the opportunity to enroll in culinary classes at the Gulf/Franklin Campus. These courses are designed to prepare students for employment as a chef’s apprentice. In addition to gaining the knowledge and skills needed to become employed as a chef’s apprentice, students who complete the chef’s apprentice certificate can continue their education and receive an associate of science degree in culinary management.
The first culinary courses offered by the Gulf/Franklin Campus will begin Aug. 25. For additional information regarding the culinary program, please contact Loretta Costin at 227-9670, ext. 5503 or by email at email@example.com.
ANERR to host public meeting
The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is hosting a public meeting and invites local and regional stakeholders to provide input to state and federal entities about what the reserve does and receive input on what stakeholders think the reserve should do that it doesn’t. This includes a discussion of what the Reserve has accomplished in the last five years. This meeting is part of an evaluation of reserve programs by NOAA, done once every five years.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1 at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, Florida 32328. Written comments on your evaluation of reserve programs are encouraged, and participation at the public meeting is not required for submission. Written comments should be sent to Carrie Hall NOAA/NOS/OCRM, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM7, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or via e-mail to Carrie.Hall@noaa.gov no later than July 12.
New correctional officer course starts Aug. 25
A new correctional officer program will be starting at the Gulf/Franklin Campus of Gulf Coast State College in Port St. Joe, on Monday, Aug. 25.
The program to prepare students for employment as correctional officers includes the basic standards courses mandated for certification as a correctional officer in Florida. Students who graduate from this program would typically work as correctional officers within a county or state correctional facility. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the state officer certification exam for correctional officers.
The program, conducted using the new shorter curriculum, will meet Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for approximately three months.
For more information, please call Brenda Burkett at 227-9670 ext. 5507 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline for Pell Grants and other financial aid is fast approaching, so please call today or come by the office in Building B at the Gulf/Franklin Campus, 3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe, to pick up your application packet.
Speed signs for Las Brisas
At the June 16 county meeting, commissioners instructed Superintendent of Public Works Howard Nabors to install 25-mph speed limit signs in the Las Brisas community in Eastpoint. Residents requested the signs as a method of calming traffic in the development.
Two Alligator Point variances approved
On June 16, county commissioners unanimously approved two variances recommended by the Board of Adjustments both at Alligator Point.
The first was a request to construct a single family dwelling 15 feet into the front setback line off of Fiesta Drive on property described as Lot 57, Holiday Beach, Unit 1, Alligator Point. The requested variance allowed owner Daniel Scheer to avoid encroaching on wetlands.
The second was a request was to construct a single family dwelling 13 feet into the front setback line off of Alligator Drive on property at 1237 Alligator Drive. The variance allows owner Leenette McMillan to avoid encroaching on the dunes.
McMillian resigns from hospital board
At the June 16 meeting Director of Administrative Services Alan Pierce told commissioners that Homer McMillan of Carrabelle resigned from the Hospital Advisory Board. McMillan was appointed out of Commissioner William Massey’s district. Massey said he had two possible replacements and was waiting to hear from them.