The Members' art Market opens at The Joe on Friday, Aug. 4. [ The Joe | Contributed ]
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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

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. Open the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT in downtown Port St. Joe.

Carrabelle’s Country Market Saturday

The Crooked River Lighthouse hosts its Country Farmer’s Market this Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle. The market is recruiting new and returning vendors, at a cost of $10 a market. For more information, contact 850-697-2732, or

Members’ Art Market

The Joe Center for the Arts invites the public to its third annual Members’ Art Market 

Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists while viewing works of all kinds in a wide variety of style, subject and media.  

The show runs through Sept. 15. Admission is free. The Joe is located at 201 Reid Ave in downtown Port St Joe. Its hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.  The Joe Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to educate, exhibit partner and inspire through the arts.

Thau exhibit continues in Carrabelle

The paintings of Cyndi Thau continue to be on display at the Gallery at Rio Carrabelle at 102 St James Ave. in Carrabelle through the end of August. Her works have included murals, mosaics, bead work and painting, especially en plein air oil painting with a glazing technique.

Rio Carrabelle is open Thursday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit or on Facebook, The Gallery at Rio Carrabelle. Or call (850) 307-0098 or (615) 337-1290.

Museum continues 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. This exhibit includes artifacts relevant to the surrenders, Nuremberg trials related documents, occupation souvenirs from Japan and photos of post-war Germany. 

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

Help clean downtown Port St. Joe

The downtown Port St. Joe clean-up crew are looking for volunteers that have 30 minutes to an hour to give on Saturday mornings to pick up trash/debris for one block on Reid Avenue. The group meets at 7 a.m. EDT at Sweet Bunz.

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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