Santa to visit Hill Saturday

Join H'COLA, AJ's Neighborhood Bar & Grill and the Elves as we welcome Santa to the Hill from 10 a.m. until Noon this Saturday, Dec.1 at AJ's.

Look for Santa moving around the neighborhood aboard the fire truck as he heads to the AJ's parking lot to pass out goody bags and take photos with the children.


Holiday Fresh Market Saturday in Apalach

Mark Saturday, Dec. 1 in downtown Apalachicola as your day not to fight the crowds and traffic at the malls. Come for the day to the Holiday Fresh Market and shop in a relaxed, hassle-free environment. Buy handcrafted Apalachicola specialties from seasonal wreaths to vintage European glass bead jewelry, and specialty food delights. Your shopping has never been easier. For information call 653-9419 or visit


‘Family Portrait’ DVDs now available

A DVD of Barry Hand’s “The Family Portrait,” performed at the Dixie Theatre in August, is now available. The hour-long DVD includes the entire production of the show, and costs $15. For more information, call 850-276-2550 or email


Sacred Heart hospital guild holds Dec. 2-7 holiday sale

The spirit of the holidays will come alive in the main hallway of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf as the hospital’s Volunteer Guild hosts its third annual Christmas Spectacular Sunday through Friday, Dec. 2-7.

Guests of the spectacular will discover unique holiday decorations, tree ornaments, manger scenes, angels, gift items, holiday games, festive toys, and table décor. Event hours will be Sunday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m., Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. -2 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Santa is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. Friday for milk and cookies.

The Sacred Heart Gift Shop is a non-profit fundraising program operated by the hospital’s Volunteer Guild. Proceeds generated from the shop and this sale will support services at Sacred Heart. For more information about the volunteer guild, contact Paula Pickett, Guild membership chair, at (850) 227-7535 or visit

For more information about the gift shop or holiday sale, please call the volunteer desk at (850) 229-5788.