Register now for St. Vincent clean-up 

Supporters of St. Vincent Island are organizing a beach cleanup on the island Friday, Oct. 11. Volunteers will be transported on the barge from Indian Pass at 8 a.m. and can return at either noon or 4 p.m. You will need to bring water, food, sunscreen and bug spray. This cleanup is not for the faint of heart, but participants will get to see the islandís natural beauty while helping preserve one of Florida's last jewels. To register for the cleanup, email by Oct. 4.


Chamber plans Oct. 9 golf tourney

Tee up with business members from around the Franklin, Gulf, Leon and Wakulla county areas at the 10th annual Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Tee-time is 1 p.m. on the St James Bay Golf Course east of Carrabelle.

Prizes will be awarded the top three teams at a reception following the tournament. Cost per team is $400, $100 per player. Fees include range balls, golf carts equipped with the latest color GPS system.

Tournament proceeds go toward the Chamberís building fund. For more information contact the chamber at 653-9419 or email


Blues in the Lot Oct. 12

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Apalachicola Sponge Company presents an all-day blues festival, with six sizzling bands at the Hays House, 48 Avenue D in Apalachicola across from Coombs Armory.

Music will include the Smackwater Retrievers, guitarist Matt Law, Johnny Barbato and the Lucky Doggs, the Easy Street Blues Band, Slim Fatz and the John Bull Blues Band. Food will be provided by Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department BBQ. For more information, call 653-5564 or visit