Friday, January 14, 2022

Getting Out in Gulf County

Special Exhibits: The Battle of Midway
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
Carrabelle, FL (December 8, 2021) – Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting a special exhibits in the month of January on the Battle of Midway. This exhibit will open Tuesday, January 4, 2022 and be on display until Saturday, January 29. The museum is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and there is no charge for admission.    
The Battle of Midway was the inflection point in the fortunes of the US and the Empire of Japan. The failures of US Intelligence in December of 1941 to anticipate the Pearl Harbor attack were replaced by the huge success in identifying Midway as Japan's next target. The destruction of many of the Japanese ships that carried out the Pearl Harbor attack was a much needed boost for US morale. In addition, this exhibit will cover how many of these ships have recently been discovered thanks to 21st century technology. Their power and menace are still visible in the images taken of them almost 80 years after their demise.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located in Carrabelle, directly across from Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1873 Hwy 98 West. For more information, contact the museum at (850) 697-8575 or Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.
Gyotaku Class with Cyndi Lanier (Fish Printing)

The Joe Center for the Arts

This is a hands-on fish printing workshop. After learning a brief history of Gyotaku, students will learn the basics of how to prepare/set up the fish for printing. We’ll also learn how to make special tools for inking, the method for inking the fish, and then how to pull detailed prints on Japanese paper. A final demonstration will be given on how to add the eye of the fish later after the prints have dried completely.

Fish and all materials will be provided (separate materials fee to be paid to instructor - see below).

(We’ll be working with oil-based inks so please bring an apron or something to protect clothing). Please bring a sack lunch. We will take a 30-45 min break for lunch between set up and printing.

*** If students are interested in mounting completed prints to wood panels for completed hangable works of art, check out the mounting and finishing workshop to follow.***

Register and pay online at
Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library
110 Library Drive, Port Saint Joe

The eight-week Tuesdays at Two lecture series, free and open to the public, is made possible with support from the Friends of the Gulf County Public Libraries.

The series is held each Tuesday in January and February at 2 p.m. (ET) at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library, at 100 Library Drive, Port St. Joe.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Liz Sparks of the Florida Wildflower Foundation will speak on “Gulf County's Roadside Wildflowers: Pathways for Pollinators.”

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, historian Robert Buccellato will address the topic of “Rum Runners and Moonshiners of Old Florida.”

For more information, call 850-229-8879 or visit
TGIF Chili Cook-off
Register to share your prize winning chili & share it with others! Sign up sheet at the Post or you can message us.
Rules: Applicants must prepare at least 2 gals of chili to share. Applicants should be prepared to serve their entry by 5:30. Deadline to register is 12 Jan.
The Legion will provide condiments & paper products. 
What is Step Into My Studio (SIMS)?

It's a super exciting set of classes & workshops and an exhibit featuring the artists who will be teaching at The Joe during our 2022 Winter Class Session. Meet the artists giving the classes and workshops at our Opening Reception on January 14th, 2022 from 6-8 PM ET at The Joe Center for the Arts 201 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. SIMS runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, 2022
Registration is now open online and you can find more information about SIMS at
For additional information, please contact Curtis at (850) 890-6563. 
JSL Car Show
Chili Cook Off Fundraiser
George Core Park
It is that time of year again when you get your chili pots out and compete for the best chili in Gulf County!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Junior Service League Chili Cook-off coming up on Saturday, January 29 – 11 am ET – 4 pm ET right here, in Port St. Joe, FL!

This year there will be arts and craft vendors, a car show, and a kid zone! If you want to sign up to serve chili, you can contact the JSL at!

They are also looking for cool rides to showcase, so reach out to them or just show up the day of the event.
Wait, we are coming to save you!
 As you begin to look at the various types of plans and benefits extended to you, we encourage you to check out Chambers of FL Healthcare in your renewal journey. Health insurance is not a one size fits all benefit. That is why we make healthcare coverage affordable, accessible, and customizable through our easy-to-use software. Remember that you do not have to overpay for confusing and unhelpful insurance. At Chambers of FL Healthcare, we simply don’t make it an option. Seek out the healthcare you deserve this renewal season. Time is ticking.

Every Wednesday, you can find our business consultant, Dr. Len Eichler, at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce!

Small Business Owners, call or visit Dr. Len with no consulting appointment needed!

We are here to help your business grow and succeed!

Joe Whitmer
Executive Director
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
321B Reid Ave
Port St Joe, FL
850-227-1223 Office
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce | 308 Reid AvePort St Joe, FL 32456

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