Wewahitchka gathers to celebrate local history

Under tents behind the Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka, members of the community gathered last Saturday, November 12, to take in some local history and catch up over live music and free food.  

The event – Wewahitchka’s second annual Local History Day – has been in the works for several months after organizers began brainstorming ideas to preserve local history.  

Booths representing several local organizations were decorated with old newspaper clippings and antiques.

Ann Johnson, the president of the Wewahitchka Historical Society, said she thought the event was a success, even though turnout was slightly lower than the year prior.

“I want to thank everyone who helped put the event on,” she said. “Especially the Friends of the Wewahitchka Library, who really took the lead with organizing the event.”

Guests also enjoyed children’s crafts and activities, a raffle and good company as the event carried into Saturday afternoon. 


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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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