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On a new adventure of working in radio, Marcia can't resist the written word and spreading what's happening. She gets her exercise feeding her cats and chasing after the rapscallion named Lino.

Enjoy a day of railroading

Love trains? Model trains? Real trains? Then Palatka Railfest 2017 is the place you want to be this Saturday (Oct. 14) at Palatka’s Historic Union Depot and Price-Martin Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 11th Street and Reid Street. Admission [Read More]

October 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Calling former patients

Between 1918 and 1958 Mary Lawson Hospital in Palatka served thousands in the area. It was a hospital that was integrated during days when that was rare.             This Saturday (Oct. 14) at 10 a.m. people are gathering at the former [Read More]

October 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

$400 million expansion announced

By MARCIA LANE PALATKA –  In Putnam County Project Purple is a secret no more. Project Purple is the code name Putnam County and Chamber of Commerce officials and leaders have been using as they negotiated with Georgia-Pacific to bring in a [Read More]

June 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Open house at aquarium adventure

By MARCIA LANE SAINT AUGUSTINE – Northeast Florida’s newest marine attraction is holding its official grand opening Memorial Day weekend. St Augustine Aquarium and Snorkel Adventure is at 2045 State Road 16, next to the Courtyard Marriott. [Read More]

May 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

64th Mug Race sets sail May 6

By MARCIA LANE PALATKA – More than 100 sailboats are heading out of Palatka Saturday morning (May 6) for the 64th annual Mug Race on the St. Johns River. Sailors will go 38 nautical miles to the Rudder Club in Jacksonville for what’s [Read More]

May 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Mel Fisher experience

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Students in St. Johns County Schools visits the Mel Fisher Science of Shipwrecks pop-up museum April 7. The exhibit was featured in the Gamble Rogers Middle School. [Read More]

April 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sign of the Season

  PALATKA – Cars slowed on U.S. 17 (Reid Street) in Palatka on Good Friday as a procession of Roman soldiers, people in the garb of the First Century and a man dragging a cross walked down the sidewalk headed toward Memorial Bridge. [Read More]

April 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Retiring librarian is in the pink

By MARCIA LANE PALATKA – Stephen Crowley has been flamingoed. Crowley, who just retired as director of the Putnam County Library System, found himself guest of honor at a party hosted by the Putnam County Library Board and the library staff on [Read More]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments