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Embracing Art & History
By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News Jerome Metayer’s legacy as an artist was inspired by his travels through Africa while he was in his early 20s. Born in Paris, the late Metayer was a self-taught artist who loved expressing his love of the colors and rhythmic music of African drums he experienced in his art. “Africa had a profound impression on him,” said his wife, Sheryl, who lives in Putnam County. “Vibrant and joyful and musical acrylic on...
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Super Bowl 50
By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News Are you ready for some football? Karen Blankenship and Mark Kirby Sr. are, even if they don’t find themselves glued to the television set Sunday for the “Golden Game” pitting the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif. Blankenship of Hollister admits she’s a big fan of college games, while Kirby of Fruitland said he likes a good game, but is not a diehard fan....
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At The Library
Super Power Saturday is just around the corner, and we are going to outer space. The event is 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Putnam County headquarters library, 601 College Road in Palatka. Holly Thomas has some projects, including various planets, and has requested participants bring their cellphones if they have one. I have been told we will be doing something with space ships as well. And don’t forget Techsplorers immediately follows Super Power Sa...
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At The Library
Next Saturday, all five Putnam County libraries will celebrate the beginning of summer programming with LIFT – OFF! The festivities begin at10 a.m. with guests, games, information, sign-ups for contests and programs. If your elementary school children did not bring home the summer brochure, stop in to your favorite library to pick one up. While there you can ask any questions you might have and receive a preview of some of summer’s happenings....
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LifeStyles
By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News Lifestyle Editor The Palatka Babe Ruth Rookie League baseball team I coach had an amazing opportunity during spring break on Monday. Our Atlanta Braves team were special guests of the St. Johns River State College Vikings baseball team where they had the chance to meet the players before their home game, huddle with them for prayer and run out on the field with the team and players, according to the position...
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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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