At The Library
The five Putnam County Library System libraries will be closed Wednesday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The libraries are always closed on Sundays. The Putnam County libraries will reopen at regular time on Friday, Dec. 26. All Putnam County libraries will close on Thursday, Jan. 1, for just that day. Some New Arrivals I thought I might be able to help some of you procrastinators with your Christmas shopping. Du...
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Gifts from the Garden
By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News For those who like to make it a “do-it-yourself” Christmas with handcrafted gifts, the Putnam County Master Gardener’s Gifts from the Garden workshop is always the ideal place to get some unique and inexpensive easy-to-do ideas. Just ask Nancy Taylor of Crescent City, who has attended the workshop for the last two years. “I loved it; I loved it,” said Taylor, laughing. This year’s class was held Dec. 5 from ...
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Life Styles
By Trisha Murphy Paltaka Daily News If you’ve never celebrated the Christmas season by taking a hayride and singing Christmas carols, you are missing out. I recently heard about Francis Baptist Church’s hayride and caroling and I just had to go and share the experience with my family, including my three grandsons, Taylor, Morgan and Hunter. The entourage included six trucks pulling trailers with hay for seating and an additional truck pulling ...
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For The Love of the Game
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent Brian Dampier of Palatka has seen a lot of football from the stadium box where he has been the public address announcer in the stadium for Palatka High School games at Veterans Memorial Stadium for more than three decades. Dampier, who celebrates his 31st year this year, said that includes games with big plays and players who have done well in sports – including playing on college teams and t...
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West Putnam News
Interlachen’s Rainbow Garden Club reports that 13 members made a trip to Kanapaha Gardens in Gainesville recently. In a news release, Viv Bly wrote, “We had a very knowledgeable guide for the two hour tour. We had a late lunch at Cracker Barrel. Afterward we made a side trip to Brown’s Produce Market near Melrose for strawberries and other produce.” According to Bly, it was an informative meeting. Other attending included Brenda Hicks, Trish B...
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An Evening of Comedy
Special to the Daily News Florida School of the Arts students are preparing for an intimate evening of theatrical performances when they present “The Actors’ Project.” Entitled “All in the Timing,” the six, one-act plays will be performed in the studio theatre located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. Admission is free. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended. The comedies run today through Saturday at 7:30 p.m....
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Organizers are counting on the draw of fresh steamed oysters hot on the table along with fish dinners with all the fixins’ to be enough to draw a crowd. It’s not something they haven’t seen before at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Federal Point has been hosting its annual Fish Fry & Oyster Roast for some 35 year. This year’s event will be Saturday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the church at 124 Commrcial Ave. “Rain or shine we will dine” i...
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IHS student models deliver 'Safe and Sober Prom' message
Special to the Daily News INTERLACHEN – Juniors and seniors at Interlachen High School received a visual treat recently as 19 of their fellow students flaunted the latest fashions for the school's upcoming prom. The show, the second of three held in Putnam County, featured students from the IHS Key Club as emcees and models delivering the Safe and Sober Prom message to their classmates. The final show was held at Palatka High School on Feb. 7....
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Final Bow
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent MELROSE – The Lake Area Singers will have their final bow Saturday and Sunday when they put on their last show after 40 years of entertaining local crowds. The group performs “Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites,” a reprise of music from their past performances, according to a release. They include “The Mikado,” “HMS Pinafore,” “Trial By Jury,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Patience.” The show is...
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Entertainment Calendar (Week of 2-7-14)
The entertainment calendar deadline is noon Monday for publication on Thursday. BLEW COUNTRY BAND REHEARSAL, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Downtown Blues Bar & Grille, 714 St. Johns Ave., Palatka. Free and open to the public. Details: 325-5454. PALATKA BABE RUTH is now registering local youth for baseball (ages 4-15) and softball (ages 7-16) for the spring season. Online registration deadline is Feb. 14 at Online fee...
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Woman's Club of Palatka names new officers
GFWC Woman’s Club of Palatka Inc. began a new term with the following officers: President, Betty Tyson; President-Elect, Elizabeth van Rensburg; First Vice-President, Jan Guzman; Second Vice-President, Jeanette Adkins; Recording Secretary, Mary Crawford; Corresponding Secretary, Janice R. Coyle; Treasurer, Lucille Estes; Auditor, Yvonne Parrish; and Parliamentarian, Emma Lou Morris, hosting their Opening Tea, one of the social highlights of th...
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Lillian Brown: West Putnam news
Interlachen: Growing and Thriving St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is located on 111 S. Francis Street and hosts the “Fourth Friday For Life” from 10 a.m. till noon. Food is handed out until 2 p.m. and is for West Putnam residents only. Following is a list of services available to Free health screening and follow up care for low income and uninsured with St. Vincent’s Health Van and Family Medical and Dental: phones for the hearing impaired from ...
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