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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Looking to make the most of this weekend’s sunny forecast? Here’s what’s going on on the Forgotten Coast.


Dust off those lederhosen and join the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce  for PortOberfest  — Wurst Fest in The Joe — on Saturday, September 23 from noon until 4 p.m. EDT.

The free event, which will be located at City Commons on Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe will feature live music, German beer and bratwurst.

Photography exhibit opening

The Joe Center for the Arts invites the community to attend the opening reception of Thru the Lens, Friday, Sept. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT.  

This juried photography exhibition runs through Oct. 20 and presents amazing images of human interest, landscapes, seascapes, sunsets and the natural world. All pieces will be available for purchase.

Apalach Farmers Market Saturday

The Apalachicola Farmers Market, held every second and fourth Saturday, is this Saturday, Sept. 23 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.

Take a ‘sound bath’ Saturday

In celebration of the Fall Equinox, the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle will host a Sound Bath from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 23. This meditative session will be presented by The Gong Experience gongliers Sahadev and Kasimira, musicians and yogis who have studied gong techniques. There is no cost for this event, but gratuities are welcomed. Bring a chair and sit, watch, listen, feel and experience this meditative event.

Museum continues its Midway exhibit

Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle is continuing its exhibit about the Battle of Midway and Doolittle’s Raiders until Saturday, Sept. 30. The museum at 1873 Highway 98 West is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. Admission is free. 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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