Democrats host Saturday picnic in Eastpoint

The Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Franklin County is hosting a meet and greet picnic at Millender Park in Eastpoint on Saturday, Oct. 6 between 1 and 4 p.m. Democratic candidates for office will be on hand to speak to attendees and answer questions. As of the time of this release Al Lawson, candidate for Congress, and Robert Hill, candidate for state representative, have confirmed attendance. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served. Attendees can bring a covered dish if desired

For more info, call Carole Daddona 697-9018 or Mercedes Updyke 697-9053


Dance Saturday at Carrabelle Senior Center

The Carrabelle Senior Center will host a dance this Saturday evening, Oct. 6, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with music provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits.

Come down to the Senior Center, at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue F in downtown Carrabelle, to dance... or just to listen to the music!

For more information on the dance and other activities at the center, visit


Seafood workers to meet Oct. 8

The Franklin County Seafood Workers Association announces their regular monthly meeting, slated for Monday, Oct. at 6 p.m. at the Eastpoint firehouse at the corner of CC Land Road and Sixth Street.

Please direct any questions to Secretary Jennifer Millender at 597-0787. The FCSWA is continuing to seek active members, as it pursues its work on behalf of the seafood industry.


Wilderness Coast library board to meet Monday

The Wilderness Coast Public Libraries’ (WILD) Governing Board will meet on Monday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Wakulla County Public Library at 4330 Crawfordville Highway, Crawfordville. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call (850) 997-7400.


Room for more students

Pam Nobles Studio has room at 86 Market Street in Apalachicola for more students. Classes go from ages 18 months to adult, in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Mommy and Me, and something new -- an exercise class for adults.

"I would also like very much to teach baton," said Nobles. "That's what I started out teaching many years ago. Baton twirlers look great in parades and exhibitions."

The exercise class that has been added is something needed here, she said. "We're just getting started with it."

For more information call 653-8078.


Yoga class Wednesdays at community center

A community hatha yoga class is held every Wednesday evening, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the City hall Community Center at Battery Park. The class is taught by Kathy Jansen, a registered yoga teacher with the National Yoga Alliance, The class is free, with donations accepted. Yoga mats provided if needed. For more information, call 653-6719.


Gulf Coast to offer correctional officer training here

Gulf Coast State College is working to help all citizens of the area enjoy good, local jobs, especially those who may be affected by Apalachicola Bay’s oystering situation. Recently, Gulf Coast President Dr. Jim Kerley met with Franklin County officials and concerned citizens to pledge the college’s support by bringing educational opportunities into the area.

Loretta Costin, director of the Gulf/Franklin Campus, expects to begin this program to the county within the next months, with financial aid available to those who qualify. Citizens who complete the three-month course and pass the State Officer Certification Exam will become eligible to work as a correctional officer at any state, county or privately run correctional facility in Florida.

Whether starting a career or considering a change, now’s the time to explore all Gulf Coast State College has to offer.

For more information or to begin the registration process, please call 850-227-9670 ext. 5507.


CERT class scheduled for this month

Franklin County Emergency Management has scheduled a basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class for Oct. 18-20 for anyone who might want to become part of Franklin County Community Emergency Response Team.

Organized to support and direct statewide training and education in disaster planning and preparedness. Florida CERT members assist any government agency that requests volunteer services in any capacity.

CERT Teams can make the difference by using their training to save lives and protect property. Upon completion of CERT training, teams are encouraged to continue training, drilling and develop neighborhood networks of resources so their teams may build, grow and flourish within the community.

CERT Teams are often used by local emergency agencies for a variety of functions, such as firefighter rehab teams, special needs neighborhood canvassing, working in drills for and with emergency responders, all kinds of disaster mitigation tasks, the list goes on and on.

Organization members can participate in disaster training exercises conducted by various government organizations throughout Florida, as well as annual disaster drills.

For information about the class, call 653-8977.