Mad Science
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent While creating slime may not appeal to many people, it did to 23 children at the Interlachen Public Library during the Mad Scientist presentation this month. Alex Brasher, a chemist, put on the show in which he performed various experiments such as showing the youths how to make bubble and slime. His brother, Justin Brasher, who works in technical services at the Palatka branch of the Putnam ...
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Life Styles
Talked with Stacy Harris this week from the Welaka State Forest Office and she is excited to let our readers know about an upcoming birthday celebration like none other. It seems that our friend Smokey the Bear is turning 70. Say what? It’s hard to believe that the mild mannered mammal who educates the public about the dangers of forest fires has been around for some seven decades. And that’s enough cause for celebration itself. “We want to in...
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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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Just Plane Fun
By Mary Connor Palatka Daily News correspondent A piece of paper, a design, a fold here and there and just a little weight to keep things level, is what making paper airplanes is all about. This summer at the Palatka Headquarters Library, area youth had the chance more than once to get creative during the library’s Paper Airplane School and Flight Competition. It’s an annual event at the library at 601 College Road in Palatka, according to Von...
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2 Thessalonians 3:6-14 Jerry and Rita were distant cousins of mine. They came to visit us when I was about 12. They arrived on a bus with their three children. My parents were a little surprised when they called and asked them to come to the bus station to get them. This little family looked like a group of refugees, with their few possessions and disheveled appearance. Their story came out over the several days they were with us. Jerry had be...
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Summer Of Fun
By Jennifer Thomas Palatka Daily News correspondent Art, volunteering, movies, brunch and books are just some of the activities planned for local youths and adults when the Putnam County Library launches its annual summer programs on June 7. All five branches of the Putnam Library -- Palatka, Bostwick, Crescent City, Interlachen and Melrose – will participate in the program, which coincides with the statewide library event. The state’s theme t...
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Summer Fun Calendar
Aquatic Center PUTNAM AQUATICS CENTER SWIM LESSONS June 16-27 for session 1; July 7-18, session 2; July 21-Aug. 1, session 3; and Aug. 4-15, session 4. Daily classes: 3-3:40 p.m. for parent and child; 1-1:50 or 2-2:50 p.m., pre-school swim; 10-10:50 a.m. or 2-2:50 p.m., level 1; 10-10:50 a.m., level 2; 9-9:50 p.m., level 3 and 4. Cost is $40 per child, per session. Discounts begin if three children from the same family are enrolling in the sam...
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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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