Nominations open for FCSWA elections

The Franklin County Seafood Workers Association (FCSWA) first monthly meeting of 2013 will be Monday, Jan. 14 at the Eastpoint firehouse, starting at 6 p.m. This is an annual election meeting and will consist of voting on new offices for the FCSWA, or re-electing current officers.

Current FCSWA officers are President Shannon Hartsfield, Vice President Ricky Banks, Second Vice President Chris Millender, Secretary Jennifer Millender and Treasurer Devon Barber. Any member wanting to be nominated or who would like to nominate another FCSWA member for a position must present a written declaration of nomination. Any member who is nominated must be present at the meeting for the election.

All nomination declarations must be received by Monday, Jan. 12 for preparation of meeting agenda to FCSWA secretary, Jennifer Millender. Also, there must be at least 20 members present at the meeting to hold the election. If not, then current officers will remain until the next scheduled monthly meeting, and then all nominations and elections will be re-held.

Any questions or concerns, call Jennifer Millender at 850 597-0787. Send written nominations to her at


New ‘Gulf Ports’ exhibit

Colorful light-filled paintings by Paul Arsenault will be featured in an upcoming exhibition of Gulf Ports at the City of Apalachicola’s History, Culture, and Art Center. The exhibit will open with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. The exhibit runs through Feb. 2. This show, which includes paintings of Apalachicola, Key West, Galveston, and Boca Grande is a first-time sneak preview of a selection of paintings from the upcoming Gulf Ports exhibition, slated to tour the Gulf Coast in 2014. A portion of sales will benefit the local non-profit, Bay Aid. For information call 855-APALACH.


At the Dixie this weekend

On Friday night at 8 p.m., the Swinging Harpoons Blues Band are back for their second season with an award winning style, delivering a fabulous mix of swing and Detroit blues and jazz.

On Saturday night at 8 p.m., the Sarah Mac Band is stepping in to replace the original act, London Arrington. Expect exceptional vocals and strong, smart lyrics as part of a joyous blend of blues, rock, jazz and soul.

On Sunday at 3 p.m., it’s Saltwater Music with Del Suggs, a Panhandle favorite back for his third season, performing acoustic rock, pop, blues, and folk...with a sunburn!

For information call 653-3200. Tickets on sale at Wednesday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 2 to 10 p.m.


‘Archaeo Cart’ at Maritime Museum

The Archaeo Cart’ will be at the Apalachicola Maritime Museum, 103 Water Street, through January. This is a portable public archaeology classroom that visits museums, libraries, and schools throughout Florida. Students and visitors can tour virtual displays or archaeology sites, uncover prehistoric and historic timelines, or discover what it takes to think like an archaeologist through an interactive touch-screen program and hands-on educational activities. Advance appointments required by emailing Barbara Hines or calling 850-877-2206.