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Carrabelle Chamber of

105 St. James Avenue (Hwy 98),PO Box DD Carrabelle, FL 32322
(850) 697-2585
The Pearl of the Panhandle
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Friday, July 6th, 2018

Wed 11th Danish Food & Recipes. 1 pm. Including a talk of the
History of Danish Food & Recipes. Local Carrabelle Author Meet
& Greet: Sidsel Munkholm McOmie. Free & Open to the Public.
1 pm Eastpoint Library (850) 670-8151.
Thurs 12th Ancient Florida Part of the Summer Reading Program.
2 pm at the Eastpoint Library (850) 670-8151 and 4 pm at the
Carrabelle Library (850) 697-2366. Free & Open to the Public. Welcome to our newest Chamber Member:
Wed 13th Danish Food & Recipes. 1 pm. Including a talk of the All American Adirondack who are proudly owned and operated out of Tallahassee,
History of Danish Food & Recipes. Local Carrabelle Author Meet FL. Everyone knows and loves these chairs, especially for outside relaxation! They
& Greet: Sidsel Munkholm McOmie . Free & Open to the Public.
hand-craft fine quality Adirondack chairs from pressure treated pine and rust-
1 pm Carrabelle Library (850) 697-2366.
resistant screws. Their furniture is made to order and built to last, whether it's for
Thurs 19th Seagrass Exploration. 1 pm-4 pm at the Nature Center
in Eastpoint. Call (850) 670-7708 for more info. $ 25 Registration your home or business. Chairs can be custom painted or stained. Want to order
per person at your own custom chairs with your business logo, family crest, favorite football
Thurs 19th Animal Tales Presents: Born to be Wild, Rockn’ team logo? Give them a call at 850-443-3275 or email to
Animals. Part of the Summer Reading Program. 2 pm at the today! To learn more about them, Like them
Eastpoint Library (850) 670-8151 and 4 pm at the Carrabelle on Facebook:
Library (850) 697-2366. Free & Open to the Public. All ages
welcome! After 12 years of service, Tonia Chisholm has left the Franklin County Public
Thurs 19th Florida Black Bears-A Conservation Success Story. So Library to pursue other opportunities. It was great to see these familiar faces at
Where Do We Go From Here? 7 pm at the FSU Coastal & Marine her Farewell Reception held all day on June 26th. Best wishes and Thank You, Tonia
Lab, St. Teresa. Free & open to the Public. Chisholm, you will be missed!
Fri 20th & Sat 21st The 14th Annual C-Quarters Marina Youth
Fishing Tournament. Free for youth-16 years old River & Bay
Congratulations on the official retirement of George Jackson. A wonderful
Fishing only. Fri, 20th Fishing Clinic. Fishing hours: Sat 21st 8 am-
4 pm. Register early for free rod & reel combo, shirt & visor. Call celebration was held on Saturday, June 30th to commemorate his 55 years with
(850) 697-8400 for more info or to register. Jackson’s Ace Hardware and his continuing part in community service. Bucket
Sat 28th The 3rd Annual Crab Cake Cookoff benefiting the sale, food, beverages and of course, cake! His work shirt has been framed & will
Crooked River Lighthouse. 6-8 pm at Harry’s Courtyard/Marine be displayed at the store.
Street Grill. Music, door prizes & silent auction. Admission is free
and only $ 7 to be a judge & taste all the entries. For more info, The Mobile Mammogram bus was also in town June 30th at the Franklin County
call (850) 697-2732. Want to be a contestant? Call Kathleen
Public Library offering a convenient location for free mammograms to residents of
(607) 353-9167. 2-Year Champion Sid McOmie will be competing
& defending her title! Franklin County. Discussions have already begun about them returning to the area
August this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Fri 3rd Captain’s Meeting for the Kingfish Shootout 6 pm at C-
Quarters Marina. Followed by Free dinner for Captains and Crew. The Carrabelle Fire Department has a wonderful new flag pole donated by
To register, view tournament schedule and more info, visit: Woodmen of the World and Woodman Life Organization. A dedication ceremony was held June 30th and appreciation for all our volunteer firefighters in Carrabelle
Sat 4th & Sun 5th The 15th Annual Kingfish Shootout for Kingfish was shown from all that attended. Everyone is proud of the new flagpole &
& Spanish mackerel. All profits go to the Leukemia Research American flag, flying high above the Carrabelle Firehouse. Thank you to the
Foundation, over $ 915,000 in the past 14 years! To register, Woodmen of the World and our volunteer firefighters!
view tournament schedule and more info, visit: www.c- Congratulations to County Commissioner Cheryl Sanders. At their annual
New this year to the Kingfish Shootout: Raffle for 2018
conference, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), Cheryl received a
Nauticstar flats boat with aluminum trailer (valued at $ 39,7771
Leadership Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Statewide Small
and can be pre-viewed at C-Quarters Marina) Tickets are $ 100
and limited to 350 entries. Drawing will be held Aug. 5th, winner County Coalition. From FAC, she was recognized for Florida Counties Foundation
need not be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at C- and for being on the Board of Directors. She has been actively participating with
Quarters Marina. them since 2002! The County Commission and I are proud of Cheryl! She is now
and has always been diligent to help Franklin County and others as well!
Thurs 16th Seagrass Exploration. 1 pm-4 pm at the Nature Franklin County School Administration would like to thank everyone who
Center in Eastpoint. Call (850) 670-7708 for more info. $ 25 participated in the school uniform survey. It has been decided FCS will NOT
Registration per person at have a school uniform, but will have a dress code policy. The dress code policy
is being revised and they will publish the policy as soon as it is board approved.
Students who still wish to wear school shirts may purchase the shirts through
Focushook at
Events on multiple dates:
Rockers & Readers~Kids Summer Reading Program each week
The City of Panama City and Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc. held a Ribbon
for Ages K-6
Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, June 28th at 10:00 a.m. for a new floating
Carrabelle Library Wednesdays at 11 am: 7/11, 7/18. For More
dock at the St. Andrews Marina that will serve as the home for the National
info, call Carrabelle Library (850) 697-2366.
Historic Landmark schooner, Governor Stone.
Eastpoint Library Fridays at 11 am: 7/13, 7/20. For more info, call
The City received a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Phase III
Eastpoint Library (850) 670-8151.
Early Restoration grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Summer Sea Turtle Talks at the Nature Center in Eastpoint. Each Commission to construct the floating dock as well as two new slips for transient
Wednesday 2-3 pm starting June 6th through August 29th. Come boats and replacement of the floating dock at the boat ramp. Construction of
learn all about our nesting sea turtles & find out how you can help the new docks cost $215,874.36 and took about four months to build.
them! For more info, call (850) 670-7700 or go to Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991, the Governor Stone is the only known surviving Gulf coastal schooner of the thousands that served as
the major source of transportation and transport in the 19th and early 20th
For More info on any Carrabelle Chamber member events & activities centuries. The volunteer organization Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc. now
See our website under “Things to Do” Events owns the vessel and its members sail her across the Northern Gulf Coast to
Calendar or the Community Calendar provide people an opportunity to step on board and back in time to a not so
Events Further afield: distant but very different past.
Listen to WOYS 100.5 FM Oyster Radio, The Governor Stone will be 141 years old on October 18, 2018. or
or As you are probably aware, our small coastal fishing community in Eastpoint suffered huge losses due to wildfire that destroyed 3 dozen homes, vehicles,
boats and everything owned by the families that lived there. A huge
Apalachicola Riverkeepers -6/27 -- Today's Supreme Court outpouring of supplies from all over have been arriving and we are so grateful
decision is positive news for the Apalachicola River, Floodplain, for the love & support show for our sister community. Right now, the biggest
and Bay—especially the communities dependent on it. In their need is financial to help rebuild.
decision, the Justices wrote: "Florida made a sufficient showing #EastpointStrong
that the extra water that would result from its proposed Two fundraising accounts have been set up for donations:
consumption cap would both lead to increased streamflow in
Florida’s Apalachicola River and significantly redress the economic Set up by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department:
and ecological harm that Florida has alleged.” The case will be
sent back to a Special Master. This proceeding will allow Florida
Thank you for the prayers, love & support!
to present evidence of the ecologic and economic harm suffered
along with potential solutions for equitable sharing of the water Once again, the City of Carrabelle showed it knows how to celebrate the 4th
of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River systems. of July! Thank you to the Carrabelle CRA for another spectacular fireworks
display. The Carrabelle Chamber partnered with Paddle Jam and the First
Rio Carrabelle Gallery is a unique ART destination located in the
United Methodist Church of Apalach this year for some pre-fireworks
Rio Carrabelle building in beautiful downtown Carrabelle at the
festivities with all proceeds going to the Eastpoint Fire Victims Relief Fund.
intersection of Highway 98 and Route 67/Tallahassee Street. Now
Music, snow cones, and other items were available to purchase to help support
open Fri & Sat 11 am-5pm; Sun 12-5 pm; and Mon & Tues 11 am-
this important cause...believe 400-500 people stopped by, I'll have final figures
5 pm. This historic building has been renovated and is one of the
from accountant at a later date. The Paddle Jam group graciously offered to
very best places to experience and purchase local art. Art classes
set silent auction items up in Apalachicola at their Independence Eve
and demonstrations will be offered in the future.
celebration to not only help raise more money with these generous donations,
but to make these Carrabelle businesses known to Apalach visitors. Thank you
Executive Board also goes out to "Recharge" and all the volunteers that helped last night to
President-Cher Novaria/At Your Service Concierge help make what I feel was a great success! As this was the first time our group
Vice President- Lewis Christie/Christie’s Cottage Living has done this type of event (and on such short notice), we'll definitely meet
Secretary- Dr. Lois Mendez Catlin- Phoenix Family Health Care and go over all the feedback for possibly doing this again next year, with more
Treasurer- Paul Marxsen/Roberson & Associates, P.A. activities added. Thank you all you Carrabelleans & Visitors.
Lisa Lance/FC Public Library-Carrabelle Please also extend your thoughts and prayers to our former Carrabelle Mayor,
Skip Frink/Old Carrabelle Hotel Mel Kelly on the passing of Thomas Erwin Kelly, Jr. who died on June 23, 2018.
Sheri Wesson-Carrabelle History Museum He is survived by Mel, his cherished wife of 56 ½ years and their two beloved
Downtown Improvement Committee: children, Kimberly (Harold) Reijers and Thomas William.Extended family and
friends also mourn. No services are planned at this time. We also ask for
Skip Frink/Old Carrabelle Hotel
thoughts and prayers for former Carrabelle Chamber employee & volunteer,
Lewis Christie/Christie’s Cottage Living
Carol Zurawaka for her husband, Jack Zurawaka (former Carrabelle
Executive Director-Lisa Munson
pharmacist) as he recovers from a stroke.
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