We continue to try to do the necessary precautions to keep ourselves healthy. Remember, by continuing to follow precautions you are also helping your loved ones, friends and neighbors be virus-free. Please wash those hands, wear those masks, don't make unnecessary trips out in public and do all you can to help.
Something popped up this week that I personally had hoped would go away. After many emails, letters, phone calls and meetings. the county commissions' decision to deny the zoning change of the property that the Dollar General is wanting to construct another store has been challenged. It seems that those residents and homeowners of the area in question who spoke out against the zoning change were considered by the developer not to be knowledgeable enough to know what is best for them.
They are trying to save the value of their investments and preserve the beauty of the area. There seems to be an issue with those residents opposing the change because they didn't lawyer up and get experts. If you would like to put your “two cents” in, County Attorney Thomas M. Shuler will be representing our county commissioners in a mediation. You may write letters to him at 34 Fourth Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320.
The Lanark Boat Club has opened its boat ramp to resident members ONLY, please be prepared to show your membership card, yearly pass, etc. If you have any questions go to the website: lanarkboatclub.com for further Information. Please remember that you do need to continue to follow guidelines, and not have too many people on your boat.
Two bikes were stolen last week in the Lanark area. Please be watchful of your property. Keep your eyes open. If you see an abandoned bike please report it to the sheriff's department.
The schoolchildren are still receiving meals. The meals are being delivered and if you feel your children are being missed, please call the school.
The regular Farm Share at Lanark Village American Legion, No. 82, on Oak Street will continue to have Farm Share every Wednesday. The next one will be April 29. They may began earlier than 4 p.m. First come, first served until they run out. Please remember that everybody that is helping with the distribution is volunteering. Sometimes, they may start early because they are ready.
Carrabelle Farm Share will have their regular Farm Share, located at C-Quarters, also on Wednesday, April 29, starting around 2:30 to 3p.m.
Sun Cafe Shop in Lanark Village is still serving to-go coffees. John Relyea will fix a to-go coffee of your choice with every precaution. The shop is located within Lanark Village on Oak Street in the Lanark Mall next to Holy Moley Pizza. Right now the hours are set for every day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Perk up a friend” or say thank you with a gift certificate from the coffee shop. John is happy to do a certificate for any amount. He is also starting to bring in pound cake and shortbread cookies, which I can attest to are wonderful.
Speaking of Holy Moley Pizza, they are still serving wonderful pizza. Give them a call for their days open and times, at 850-396-9607. Free delivery to Lanark Village.
Please help support these new businesses in this troubling time. It will be great to have them when things get better.
If you are 65 and over and can't get out, Franklin's Promise Coalition may be able to help. Call 653-3930 or mail@franklinspromisecoalition.
St. James Crooked River Grill is open for take-out or delivery. Call them at 697-5050. They are having some really great specials for reasonable prices. Remember, Friday night hamburgers for $10, includes fries or chips and a drink (which includes a beer if you choose). A portion of the proceeds go to the Lanark American Legion.
Don't forget the Lanark Mart. They have lots of things that you may need and are right here in our Lanark area. YAY!
Also, several of your favorite restaurants in Carrabelle are doing carry out. I was told that LuLu's has opened again, but I personally haven't been.
This too shall pass! Stay safe and healthy.
The Lanark Village Golf Course, a non-profit, six-hole course is a fun course to improve your game while enjoying the beautiful bay view and breezes. All day play for a $5 donation. Public Welcome. We are never crowded and we are always open!
Pat Sewell Funderburk is the Times’ Lanark News columnist. Be sure to send news and society items about Lanark Village life to her at firstname.lastname@example.org