The Swivel Sisters compete at the 2022 Chili Cook-Off. [ WENDY WEITZEL | THE STAR ]
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

JSL Chili Cook-off

The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe will be hosting their annual chili cook-off on Saturday, Jan. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. EST. The event will feature various types of chili, a car show and a good time with friends and neighbors.

For more information, visit the Junior Service League’s Facebook page at

Apalachicola Farmers Market Saturday

The Apalachicola Farmers Market is this Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond Pavilion at the end of Market Street. For more info email

Art exhibit inspired by the Cape

Christopher Kuhl, an artist who frequently visits Gulf County, will be displaying his newest series of paintings, titled “Skyscapes,” at the Panama City Center for the Arts through Saturday, Jan. 28. The series is heavily influenced by sunsets he has seen in Gulf County.

Step into my Studio

Want more ART in your life? Immerse yourself in your local art community here at The Joe Center for the Arts. Their Step Into My Studio 2023 exhibit and learning experience is the perfect combination that allows you to learn the art directly from the artist.

The show will run through Feb. 18 during The Joe’s normal business hours.

Live music in Gulf County


  • Buddy Hamm will be playing at the Brick Wall starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Cody Barber will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Corey Hall will be playing at Scallop RePUBlic starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Ronnie Randolph will be playing at the Haughty Herons tarting at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Bad Decisions will be playing at St. joe Bar and ackage starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Live Music in Franklin County


  • Sean Williams will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.
  • Steve and Sandy will be playing at Mangia 850 starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • John Sutton will be playing at Paddy’s Raw Bar starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Martin Rodriguez will be playing at the Eastpoint Beer Comany starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Sauce Boss will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • The Ashley Morgan band will be playing at the Easpoint Beer Compnay starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Meet the Editor

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.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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