Island Lights celebration Friday

The annual St. George Island Island Lights will be this Friday Dec. 6, mid-island in St. George Lighthouse Park. The one-mile "Jingle Jog" starts at 4 p.m. on the bike path in front of the park and proceeds through the business district. Runners should arrive a little before 4 p.m. to sign in. A $5 per runner donation is suggested.

Santa is expected to arrive by fire engine at 5 p.m., providing gifts to children age 10 and younger. Refreshments will be provided to all. Island Scouts will be selling hot dogs. The event is hosted by the St. George Island Business Association. For more information, watch


Santa to visit the Hill Saturday morning

Santa Claus will pay a special visit to the Hill this Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 to 11 a.m. Greet Santa in the parking lot of AJ’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Take pictures with the jolly old elf and get a goody bag from Santa. The event is sponsored by AJ's, H'COLA & SWAT.


Saturday film to remember Pearl Harbor

On Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum, the film “Tora, Tora, Tora” will be shown in the movie room, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Free popcorn will be available; admission by donation.

Released in 1970, the American-Japanese collaboration war film dramatizes the Japanese reasons for the attack that brought America into the war. Scenes include archival film taken from one of the carriers participating in the attack.


Air Force to host Dec. 12 town hall

The United States Air Force in conjunction with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Forest Service will host a public town hall meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Apalachicola Community Center, 1 Bay Ave.

The purpose of the town hall is to take questions from the public and provide answers regarding the Gulf Regional Airspace Strategic Initiative (GRASI) and how Tate's Hell State Forest may play a role in support of low impact military training.

For more info, call David Core, Florida Forest Service, at (850) 681-5800.