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At The Library
This is an opportunity for me to give readers contact information for all five Putnam County libraries. Hopefully, it will help them access the library of their choice as upcoming activities and events are publicized that they may want to take part in. Headquarters Library – 601 College Road, Palatka; 329-0126 Bostwick Branch Library – 125 Tillman St, Palatka; 326-2750 Crescent City Branch Library – 610 N. Summit, Crescent City; 698-2600 Inter...
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South Putnam News
I’ve heard about jet lag but have never personally experienced it and won’t ever now because I’ll never fly anywhere again for any reason, period. But you know, I’ve been experiencing my own kind of “travel lag” this last week or so. I’ve found that being away from home for even a few days really messes with my head, especially when it comes to days, dates, appointments, schedules, and, yes, deadlines. And this deadline just crept up on me, so...
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Life Styles
By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News Putnam County folks are invited to gear up for a celebration that will be “A Salute to Our Youth.” According to organizer Angel Duke of Crescent City, the celebration is nothing new with cities across the country of all races and nationalities and religions taking part in their respective communities. The event is the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth and, locally, it will be Saturday, June 13, at Eva Lyon Par...
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Summer Fun
The following is a listing of area summer camps and activities for youth and some for adults: SWIM LESSONS: Putnam Aquatics Center Session 1, June 15-26 Session 2, July 6-17 Session 3, July 20-31. Pool appreciation week is Aug. 3-7. Classes cost $40 per child, per session; discounts begin if three children from the same family are enrolling in the same session. Scholarships may be available for certain levels or students. Details: 312-2221. 12...
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How Does Your Summer Grow?
By Trisha Murphy Palatka Daily News “Marty and Mary would be quite contrary if they didn’t have their summer camps to grow, with swimming lessons, cooking classes, arts and crafts and more, it’s fun, fun, fun on the go.” It may not be the original old English nursery rhyme as your know it, but the words could not be more true for parents or grandparents who know the importance of keeping their little tykes and tweens busy during the summer mon...
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Congressional Medal
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent INTERLACHEN LAKES ESTATES - For Shirley Whitehouse of Interlachen Lakes Estates, the Civil Air Patrol is an organization she holds dear. Whitehouse said she and her husband, Walter Whitehouse, have served in the group on and off for 42 years. On March 28, Mrs. Whitehouse, who initially served in CAP in the 1940s, was one of 16 men and women honored in Orlando for their service to the organiza...
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Devotion
Fifty days after Easter, Christians celebrate a day called by several different names. Pentecost is its true name, meaning the 50th day. But for many Christians it has more usually been called Whitsunday. This originated from the white garments worn by the newly baptized on this day. Baptisms were more popular and frequent on this day, more so than on Easter, because the climate in England and other northern countries made it more suitable tim...
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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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