Carrabelle seniors host dance Saturday
A dance will be held Saturday evening, Feb. 2, at the Carrabelle Senior Center, at 201 NW Avenue F, on the corner of 1st Street and NW Avenue. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free. Music provided by local disc jockey Ron Vice, serving up a lively mix of Big Band dance tunes and mellow pop hits. For more information on the dance and other activities at the Senior Center visit

Lane closures on Apalachicola Bay Bridge
Drivers traveling the U.S. 98 Apalachicola Bay Bridge between Eastpoint and Apalachicola will encounter lane closures Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5 due to routine bridge maintenance work. Lane closures will remain in effect from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Motorists are reminded to use caution and obey traffic flaggers.
Maintenance activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Drivers are reminded to pay attention to the speed limit when traveling through the work zone.
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Lose your keys on Sawyer Lane?
A large set of keys was found Saturday on Sawyer Lane in Apalachicola while the Tamara Marsh family was riding their golf cart down the alley? If they’re yours, then you can claim them at Coastal Foot & Ankle Clinic, 221 Avenue E, or call 653-3338.

Tobacco fighters to meet Feb. 7
There will be a Tobacco-Free Franklin Partnership Coalition Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7. The meeting will be held at the Franklin County Health Department, at 139 12th Street, from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room.

Disadvantaged transportation board to meet Feb. 13
The Apalachee Regional Planning Council announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. The Franklin County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, 33 Market Street, Apalachicola. In addition to its regular business, the agenda will include approval of rates and grant applications.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.
For additional information, a copy of the agenda, or if you require special accommodations at the meeting because of a disability or physical impairment, contact Vanita Anderson at the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, 20776 Central Avenue East, Suite 1, Blountstown, FL 32424 at least five working days prior to the meeting date.

Island home tour returns Feb. 8-9
A second tour of St. George Island homes is planned for Feb. 9 and will feature eight beautiful island homes, along with the Lighthouse, Keeper’s House, and Plantation Club House. Tour proceeds benefit the upkeep of the Lighthouse, Keeper’s House Museum, and Lighthouse Park.
The tour will showcase homes from beach to bay from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will be available for $15 in advance at the Lighthouse Gift Shop, and for $20 on tour day in Lighthouse Park or by phone with a credit card payment.
There will be shuttle service to homes in the St. George Plantation.
Tour weekend will kick-off Friday evening, Feb. 8, with a free opening event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue. Featured speaker will be Erik Lovestrand from the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, who will talk about the ecology of the Apalachicola river, bay, and estuary and its impact on St. George Island. Refreshments will be served, and participants will be eligible for a number of festive door prizes.