The Salt Air Farmers Market in Port St. Joe
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

It’s going to be a busy weekend in Gulf and Franklin Counties. Here’s a look at what the local communities have going on.

Juneteenth celebration

Two days of upcoming gatherings in Port St. Joe will mark the 158th anniversary of Juneteenth, an annual holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. 

Events will be held throughout the weekend in Port St. Joe and include marches, live music, food, family-friendly activities and opportunities to observe and acknowledge what’s considered the longest-running African American holiday.

A full schedule of events is available here.

Carrabelle’s Country Market Saturday

The Crooked River Lighthouse continues its Country Farmer’s Market this Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. The market is actively recruiting new and returning vendors, at a cost of $10 a market. For more information, contact 850-697-2732, or

Salt Air Farmers Market

Shop local farmers and artisans. Let your family enjoy art pieces and the amazing flavors of fresh veggies, sweet Tupelo Honey and vine-ripened fruit. The Salt Air Farmers Market is open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT in downtown Port St. Joe.

Kingfish Shootout Saturday at C-Quarters

The 20th Annual Kingfish Shootout will be Saturday, June 17 at Carrabell’s C-Quarters Marina, with the Captain’s Meeting Friday night. The event has categories of kingfish, Spanish mackerel, and red snapper, with a guaranteed payout of $22,000. Team registration fee is $300 per boat. For more info call Kristy Crowder at 912-599-9495 or email to

This Little Town’ opening

The Joe Center for the Arts invites the public to attend the opening of their new exhibit Friday, June 16, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT. “This Little Town” is a multi-faceted, carefully curated, juried exhibition of paintings, drawings, printmaking and photography created by local artists expressing what they see to be the essence of Port St Joe and the 32456 area.   

Click here for more details.

D-Day exhibit opens at WWII museum

The Camp Gordon Johnston World War Museum at 1873 Hwy 98 West in Carrabelle has opened a special exhibit Commemorating D-Day, running until Saturday, July 15. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted. For info call (850) 697-8575 or email

AHS 50th class reunion Saturday

The Apalachicola High School Class of 1973 will host its 50th class reunion on Saturday, June 17 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Apalachicola Masonic Lodge #76 F & AM, at 3 Chestnut Street in Apalachicola. BYOB, but bottled water and sodas will be provided. For more information on the reunion, reach out to Bob Howell at or Denise Lunsford at

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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