A crowd of people attended the opening of This Little Town at The Joe Center for the Arts. [ Marcy Trahan | Contributed ]
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Here are some of the events you can check out in Gulf and Franklin Counties this weekend.

First Friday Sip and Shop in Port St. Joe

The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce and a handful of local businesses will be hosting a First Friday Sip and Shop event on Friday, July 7 on Reid Ave. from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT. Enjoy adult beverages, light hors d’oeuvres, great deals and good times.

Carrabelle to host First Friday event

Rio Carrabelle Gallery is hosting another fun First Friday art event on Friday, July 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Carrabelle. This event will be held in celebration of the opening of a new exhibit featuring artist Cyndi Thau. Guests can also browse new artwork recently put on display by Joe Kotzman, William Owen, Pat Moore, Barb Ryan, Roger Leonard and Bo May. Visit www.riocarrabelle.com for more information or on Facebook, The Gallery at Rio Carrabelle.

This Little Town exhibit

The Joe Center for the Arts is hosting “This Little Town,” a multimedia exhibition on display through July 28.  “This Little Town” offers a variety of content consisting of 58 juried works by area artists which creatively express the Port St Joe milieu through drawings, paintings, and photography. 

The Joe Center for the Arts is located at 201 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. This Little Town is open to the public on Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. 

Apalach Farmers Market Saturday

The Apalachicola Farmers Market is this Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond Pavilion at the end of Market Street. For more info email [email protected].

Museum presents D-Day exhibit 

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit Commemorating D-Day, on display until Saturday, July 15. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. There is no charge for admission, but donations are gladly accepted.

The museum is at 1873 Highway 98 West, and can be reached at (850) 697-8575 or at [email protected]

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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