Come to the Prom

Put on you dancing shoes.

Ibeats Promotions and the Rhodes Foundation will host a “Prom” at the Coombs Armory in Apalachicola on Saurday, Sept 21. Come dressed to dance. Dinner will be served at 8:30 p.m. and the dance floor opens at 10 p.m.

DJ Big Boi will be on hand for your listening pleasure.

Sigles tickets are $20 and couples $35.

Don’t forget to dress your best!  A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the evening for a donation of $10.

All proceeds benefit the Quinnaland Rhodes Scholarship Fund.

For more information, contact Felicia Rhodes at 323-0730.


Workshop on Chapman Auditorium


The University of Florida invites Franklin County residents to participate in a community workshop. Participants will engage in activities that address a new use for the historic Chapman School Building and Auditorium.  The workshop, which will be held in the Chapman Auditorium (at Avenue E and 12th Street)and will start at 9 a.m. on September 26. The workshop will last approximately two hours.  Please come help create a better future for the beloved historic school.  All county residents are welcome. Contact Kara Litvinas at or call (267) 671-7308 for further information.


Coastal Cleanup

On Saturday, Sept. 21, join local volunteers for Franklin County Coastal Cleanup from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Volunteers should bring sunscreen and insect repellant and wear protective clothing including work boots or closed toed water shoes and a hat. Trash bags, gloves, data cards, snacks, drinking water and t-shirts.

Sponsored by Franklin County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling and Franklin County Parks and Recreation, Apalachicola Riverkeeper and International Coastal Cleanup

For more information call 653-8936.


Estuary Day

The Apalachicola Reserve will be hosting their annual Estuaries Day Celebration on Friday, Sept. 27 from 1:30-6:00 p.m. at the Nature Center located at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint.  As always, the event is free to the public.  Children that attend must be accompanied by an adult. 

  Visitors must enter from 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint. Millender Street will be closed.  The Nature Center will remain closed the morning of Estuaries Day.  Although the gate to the parking lot will open at 1 p.m., visitors will not be admitted to the event until 1:30 p.m. 

The first 600 visitors, over 3 years of age, will receive a free t-shirt. 

This event will feature over a dozen fun games and learning activities including touch tanks, beekeeping demonstrations, science on the shoreline activities and more. 

For the first time, Friends of the Reserve is partnering with the Franklin County School Culinary Program to sell food at the event. 

All activities wrap up in time for the door prize drawing from 5:30-6:00 p.m.  This years’ drawing includes over 40 items from local businesses and individuals.  The grand prize is a two-night stay at The Villas on St. George Island.


Historic handkerchiefs

The Carrabelle History Museum is featuring a whimsical display of historical handkerchiefs to be highlighted through October. Have you ever thought of handkerchiefs as art? Please stop by 106 Avenue B, SE on any Thursday, Friday or Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see this unusual exhibit. For more information contact Tamara Allen at 697-8380 home, or 524-1153 cell.