Saturday, April 13, 2024

FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY PET OF THE WEEK



 

This sweet, sweet boy is Rusty!  He is 18-24 months old and appears to be a Lab crossed with something that has feathering on legs and tail.  Possibly a Golden Retriever.  He is a gentle, calm, loving guy who walks well on leash, likes other dogs and will no doubt make an ideal family pet!

 

 

We are always looking for people willing to bring one of our animals into their home to be fostered for various needs.

 

Any time you can spare would be greatly appreciated.

 

Call Karen at 670-8417 for more details or visit the Franklin County Humane Society at 244 State Road 65 in Eastpoint.

 

You may logon to the website at www.forgottenpets.org to see more of our adoptable pets.








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FLOOD ADVISORY FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY

Recent heavy rainfall and runoff North of us will be entering the Florida Panhandle river systems and will cause rivers to rise rather significantly and rapidly over the next couple days and into next week. This office will be monitoring ALL RIVERS in Franklin County very closely. Franklin County is now under a Flood Warning until further notice.



If you live directly on the river’s edge, or if your home or camp site is subject to flooding due to River flooding along ANY RIVER in Franklin County, be extremely vigilant during the next couple of days and into next week as water starts to flow down the river from the North.

Residents in and near the area should continue to monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood waters.

Residents living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Precautionary Measures to protect life and property should be taken as soon as possible. These include securing yard items including boats and vehicles.

Some locations along our rivers may become inaccessible. If you decide to shelter in place, be sure to make preparations for all essential needs including food, water, medication, pet needs, etc.
Do Not Drive Cars Through Flooded Areas - TURN AROUND……DON’T DROWN.


Make sure to monitor Franklin County Emergency Management Facebook page for updates along with WOYS and WFSU. Also make sure you are signed up for Alert Franklin.



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This week is Wildfire Awareness week a time the state uses to remind Florida residents and visitors about the dangers wildfires pose year-round in the sunshine state

This week is Wildfire Awareness week a time the state uses to remind Florida residents and visitors about the dangers wildfires pose year-round in the sunshine state.

 

Wildfire Awareness week was created in response to the historic 1998 wildfire season when wildfires across the state scorched nearly a half-million acres of forests, private lands and communities, caused the complete evacuation of Flagler County, and destroyed more than 300 homes and structures.

 

On average, Florida experiences the second-highest number of wildfires in the nation and drought conditions have put the state at high risk of wildfire danger.

 

Since January, over 500 wildfires have burned more than 8,800 acres in Florida.

 

Last year, a total of 2,439 wildfires burned more than 52,161 acres across the state.

 

The wildfire threat in the Florida Panhandle is also substantially greater than normal given the nearly 3 million acres of trees that were broken, uprooted, or blown over by Hurricane Michael in 2018.

 

Historically, spring is the most active time for Florida's year-round wildfire season due to typical weather patterns and residents burning yard waste from the accumulation of winter debris.

 

To minimize the wildfire risk, officials are asking residents and visitors to do their part, including to be very careful if doing any outside burning.

 

Definitely do not burn yard waste during dry, windy conditions, and do not toss cigarettes or other lighted materials out of car windows.

 

Never leave any fire unattended.

 

Report any suspicious fires by calling 911.

 

Moreover, homeowners are reminded to clear leaves and pine needles from their roof and gutters, remove dead vegetation from around the home and trim trees and limbs within 15 feet of a chimney.




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Friday, April 12, 2024

Fun things to do in Gulf County!

The Salt Air Farmers Market occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays starting in January thru the third weekend of December on the promenade at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

Market hours are 9am to 1pm, Eastern.

Sponsorship Commitment Form

The Bayou Bash Inshore Fishing Tournament is always the first weekend of May - this year May 4, 2024! There are large cash payouts for redfish, trout and flounder and the ever-popular mystery fish category.


Be sure to join us for Gulf County's biggest fishing event of the year! 


www.swivelsisters.org/bayoubash

411 Cape San Blas Rd. Port Saint Joe, FL 32456

Friday – Open 5-10. High Beams 7-10.

Highbeams are a trio of brothers that play emotive, high energy Folk Rock. Since their first show on New Years Eve 2012, the band has captured audiences all over the Southeast with their warm, personable stage presence and rich three-part harmonies.

http://www.highbeamsmusic.com


Saturday – Open 5-10. Roni Worcester 7-10.

String Queen Roni is a cellist and singer-songwriter who uses a loop pedal, allowing her to sound like multiple musicians at once, creating a one-woman band that might make your eyes water or your ears drool.

https://www.stringqueenroni.com/music


Sunday – Closed.

The Kitchen”, our food trailer will be open this week, 5-9 on nights we are open.


Coming up:

Tuesday April 9 – John Ford

Wednesday April 10 – Matt Law

Thursday April 11 – Martin Lane

Friday April 12 – Hallie Long

Saturday April 13 – Closed for Private Event

Sunday April 14 – Closed


8066 W Hwy 98, Port Saint Joe, FL

We're a lovely dive bar offering your favorite beer, wine, liquors, live entertainment, and karaoke.

This week at The Lookout Lounge Community Center



Wednesday Weekly Dart Tournament @7pm

Thursday Coed Pool Tournament @7pm AND Karaoke 9-1!

Friday LIVE MUSIC and the BEST Karaoke on the Coast!

Saturday the BEST Karaoke on the Coast!

Chambers of FL Healthcare is here to help you help your team, we were even able to help Kelley save an extra 30% on healthcare for the team! What would you do with an extra 30% savings? Let us know when you schedule your call with a trusted advisor!

https://chambersofflhealthcare.com/

Click Here for more information.




Joe Whitmer

President/CEO

 

Gulf County Chamber of Commerce

321B Reid Ave

Port St Joe, FL

gulfchamber.org

850-227-1223 Office

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