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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Here’s a look at what’s going on this weekend in Gulf and Franklin Counties.

Sizzler 5K on island Saturday

The 26th annual St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run/Walk is this Saturday, with proceeds going to the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, which provides meals for seniors at the Holy Family Senior Center.

On-site registration begins at 4 p.m. in front of the offices of Berkshire Hathaway at 140 First Street West. At 6:30 p.m. is the One Mile Fun Run, followed at 7 p.m. with the 5K Race. At 7:30 p.m. is the post race party and awards.

For more information, visit St. George Island Sizzler 5K & One Mile Fun Run on Facebook.

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 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond Pavilion at the end of Market Street. For more info email farmersmarket@cityofapalachicola.com.

Free movie night at WindMark

Join the WindMark Beach community for a free showing of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” on Saturday.

The movie, which is open to the public, will begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT on the Windmark Beach Village Center.

Museum opens atomic bomb exhibit 

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibit about the Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II, through Saturday, August 26. 

On May 7, 1945 Nazi Germany agreed to unconditional surrender and the following day, people celebrated what is now known as Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). In August 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and a week later the Japanese surrendered. On Sept. 2, formal surrender documents were signed in what is now celebrated as Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day).

This exhibit includes artifacts relevant to the surrenders, Nuremberg trials related documents, occupation souvenirs from Japan and photos of post-war Germany. Visitors can use a Geiger counter to measure the radioactivity of samples of uraninite and trinitite, and see vintage film of the aftermath of the bombs in Japan.The museum at 1873 Highway 98 West is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. The museum can be reached at (850) 697-8575 or at museum@campgordonjohnston.com

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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