Bill Wharton, known as the Sauce Boss, will headline the SGI Shrimpfest. [ ]
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Island’s ShrimpFest Saturday

The St. George Lighthouse Association will host the second annual SGI ShrimpFest, this Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the western parking area adjacent to Lighthouse Park. This one-day outdoor event, a fundraiser for the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the lighthouse, museum, and park, offers live musical entertainment, children’s games sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Parrothead Club, and the chance to dine on the freshest shrimp dishes.
Flying Fish, the duo of singer-songwriters Robert E. Mason and Jeff Dutrow, will open for Bill Wharton, a.k.a “The Sauce Boss,” who combines playing slide guitar with creating gumbo.

Tickets for the event are $5 for ages 13+ and available online at or in person at the Lighthouse Gift Shop, or at the gate on Saturday. Children age 12 and under are free, but require “purchase” of a ticket for entry.

Glass with Class opening

Meet the artists behind The Joe Center For the Arts’ most recent exhibit, Glass with Class, at an  opening reception to be held May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT.

The Glass with Class exhibition featuring artists Marlene East, Devorah Kirschenbaum, Rick Matela, Monir Madkour, Gretch Mayes, Cheryl Sattler, Lisa Seger and Kathyrn Stivers and will be open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.

Talking house’ tour continues

The Apalachicola Area Historical Society’s third annual self-guided home tour, “If This House Could Talk” will be held through May 20 and features the histories of 32 locations on storyboards in front of the Apalachicola houses.

Maps showing the locations are available at the Raney House at 128 Market Street, the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 73 Avenue E, Downtown Books at 67 Commerce Street, and online at and at the AAHS Facebook page.

Apalach Farmers Market Saturday

The Apalachicola Farmers Market is this Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond Pavilion at the end of Market Street. For more info email

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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