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By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News Lifestyle Editor Growing up, I always heard the saying, “ April showers brings May flowers.” Well, flowers aren’t the only thing you can count on in May. The Humane Society of Northeast Florida, our own Hollister-run shelter, is planning a May Day Spay Day. The fundraiser will benefit the local shelter and is being sponsored by High Level Lounge in Palatka. Guests can expect music by The Beatles Band, The Bl...
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West Putnam News
Sixteen years ago, Queen Ellen Cooper started the Red Hats in Fullerton, Calif., as an opportunity for ladies more than 50 years old to wear red hats and purple outfits and do nothing but just have fun! That was information from the website redhatsociety.com where Cooper wrote, “We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together.” Since its...
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Hoe-Down In P-Town
By Mary Connor Saucier Daily News correspondent It will be an evening of simple, feel good, down home fun when the gates to the Putnam County Fairgrounds open for the fifth annual Hoe-Down in P-Town. The date will be Friday, April 24, from 5-11 p.m. “This is a great community, family-oriented event that is fun for all ages,” said Lucas Bennett, coach for the archery team at Jenkins Middle School. “The community support that is needed to fund b...
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At The Library
Want to make food at home quicker than a fast food line? Food should be healthy, right? Stop in to the Putnam County library branches and watch Wendy Lynch, family and consumer science agent with University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Her U.S. Department of Agriculture developed workshops will show why eating healthier and being more active in our daily life is good for us. Learn how to make small changes, which c...
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A Family Tradition
SATURDAY St. Paul's 36th Annual Fish Fry and Oyster Roast, noon to 4 p.m., 124 Commercial Ave., East Palatka. Highlights: entertainment, food, bounce house for kids, antique car show and more. Tickets: $15 for fish dinners; $8 for children under 12. A limited number of fish and oyster dinners will be sold for $25. Menu also includes fries, cole slaw, hush puppies, Minorcan clam chowder, dessers and beverages. Public invited. Call (904) 692-117...
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Devotion
I was in my yard recently when I heard the distinctive high screech of a hawk. I looked up and scanned the sky to find the bird. The sound kept coming and I finally traced it to a nearby tree. I searched for the hawk and followed the sound until I finally located its source. A mockingbird! A few days later I was in my sun porch when a heard a pleasant cooing from the yard. I stepped out thinking I would see a flock of doves. Was I surprised wh...
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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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