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South Putnam News
Locals had the chance to paddle and then party last Sunday. Paddlers launched at 3 p.m. at the public boat ramp in Welaka and paddled across the St. Johns River, up Bear Creek to where it meets the Ocklawaha, then down the Ocklawaha and back across the river to the Tiki Bar at Welaka Lodge, where it was party time. Paddlers were required to have whistles and life preservers. Water, suncreen, bug spray and a snack are recommended. Here’s anothe...
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LifeStyles
Here’s a camp for kids that is sure to be at the top of the list of “Best Camp Experience.” To boot, it’s for kids who are dealing with grief in the loss of a loved one. The Herry’s Kids Division of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will present Camp Good Hope and Teen Encounter on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Federal Point in East Palatka. According to an email from organizers, it will be a place for children, teens and family members to gather...
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Horsemen's Legacy
By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News Palatkans Go Western In Big Way” was the headline at the top of the fold for the Thursday edition of the Putnam County Sun on Sept. 24, 1959. With the article was a picture of some 80 locals, part on horseback, the others kneeling in Elizabeth Wilkinson’s pasture in the South Peniel area. It was the start of the newly formed Palatka Horsemen’s Club and first meeting place for the club whose legacy continues ...
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At The Library
Today is your last opportunity to enjoy the 4th Annual Occupation of Palatka. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bronson-Mulholland House at 100 Madison St., where guests will find Civil War-era games, camp life with soldiers, military drills and cannon fire demonstrations (bring ear plugs for that). Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be available for purchase. Guests can also tour the Bronson-Mulholland House and the Putnam His...
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Honoring Our Veterans, Our Heroes
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent Charles Williams of San Mateo was with Western Allied troops when they made their historic landing at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Williams, 92, was in the 101st U.S. Army Airborne Division on “D-Day,” which was the largest seaborne invasion ever during a war. He also fought in the historic Battle of the Bulge, which occurred Dec. 16 through Jan. 25, 1945. It was ini...
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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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LifeStyles
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 palatkababeruth.baberuthonline.com. 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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