Red Hat Special
‘When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.’ – From the poem ‘Warning’ written by Jenny Joseph ‘I enjoyed the hats, I enjoyed the rings, all of the things, and I didn’t care if somebody laughed at me or if it was gaudy a bit.’ – Mary Johnson of Palatka By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News Happiness comes with the hat. At least it does for Mary Johnson of Palatka. At 82, Johnson reflects on ...
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Devoted Servant
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent The Rev. Frederic Freese not only delivers sermons on Sundays, but occasionally a surprise for the congregation at St. John Lutheran Church in Palatka. Freese, 73, will pick up his bagpipes and play a hymn for the service. He has been playing the bagpipes for nearly as long as he has been in ministry. On July 9, Freese celebrated his 20th year as an ordained minister. Bill Motes, president of...
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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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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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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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