Apalachicola Featured on MSN.com

Apalachicola was recently featured on MSN.com in a slide show “10 Coastal Towns Where You Can Afford to Retire.”  Interestingly, the photograph used on MSN.com is from St. George Island.  Below please find a link to the article.  Click “Read More” which will go to another page where the hotlink is active.


115 Ave B, Apalachicola South Side

Apalach Historic District:  115 Ave B – $795,000

Apalachicola Kicks Off Holiday Season

Shop locally on St. George Island and in Apalachicola for the holidays.

Shrimp net tree at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola.

Shrimp net tree at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola.

Please Vote YES on Amendment 1

If you are a registered Florida voter please vote YES on Amendment 1 to help preserve and restore land to protect water quality, wildlife habitat and safeguard the aquifer that provides our drinking water.  The amendment will not create a new tax. It will set aside one-third of the existing documentary stamp tax on real-estate sales over 20 years for purchasing, managing and restoring conservation land.


Meet & Greet – Royce Rolstad, Saturday July 12

Please join Royce Rolstad for a Meet the Candidate event on Saturday, July 12 from 11 am – 2 pm at Battery Park in Apalachicola.  Royce is a candidate for Franklin County Commissioner in District 4.  Have lunch with Royce and talk about the issues.  While this district is in Apalachicola and not St. George Island, all five county commissioners vote on issues for the island and the entire county.  If you’re tired of your tax rates increasing each year, please support Royce.  Anyone can contribute to his campaign and put up a sign.  Royce Rolstad Campaign Fund.  The election is August 26.  To learn more about Royce, go to his website at www.roycerolstad.com.

Hummingbird Nest. It’s Spring!

04-13-14. Ruby-throated hummingbird, female, sitting on nest, Franklin County, Florida.   (c)  John B. Spohrer, Jr.  The spider webs are construction materials she has gathered for nest building.

Ruby-throated hummingbird, female. (c) John B. Spohrer, Jr.

Ruby-throated hummingbird, female. (c) John B. Spohrer, Jr

It’s Really Spring!

Spring is a wonderful time to be here on St. George Island and along the coast of Florida.  Wildflowers are in bloom.

Florida Flame

Florida Flame

Apalachicola Power Station For Sale

FOR SALE:  $1,599,000.  The Apalachicola Power Station property at 263 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida on the Apalachicola River consists of two former power stations that are joined together, side-by-side, plus a vacant lot.  150 feet of deep water dockage.  To view a video tour of this historic property, please click “Read More” then click the link.


Apalachicola Power Station

Dixie Theatre’s Professional Season – Apalachicola

One of the great assets in Franklin County is the Dixie Theatre in Apalachicola.  This historic building provides the stage for many wonderful events.  The professional season is now underway.  See the upcoming schedule below.  Go to www.dixietheatre.com for ticket information and more details.

Dixie Theatre

Jan. 24-25 – Pas De Vie Ballet

Jan. 31-Feb. 1 – Tribute to Patsy Cline

Feb. 7-8 – Bob Milne Ragtime Piano

Feb. 12-March 1 – Mrs. Mannerly

Feb. 14-March 1 – Almost Maine

Mar. 8 – Elvis and Friends Do The Dixie

Mar. 15 – Sligo Line

Mar. 22 – Saltwater Dance with Del Suggs

Mar. 29 – Sarah Mac Band



Gallery Opening Reception – Valdosta, GA January 13

You are invited to a gallery opening reception at the Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, GA on Monday, January 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  The exhibit will feature John Spohrer’s “The Seasons of Apalachicola Bay,” Ruth Kahler’s “A Retrospective,” Irene Dodd’s “Euroscapes” and the DrawProject Exhibition and fundraiser auction.  John & I will be there.




Florida Seafood Festival This Weekend

The Florida Seafood Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary Friday and Saturday at Battery Park in Apalachicola.  The 2-day celebration is the oldest maritime festival in Florida, featuring seafood and seafood events, arts and crafts and musical entertainment.  For more details, go to www.floridaseafoodfestival.com.

Seafood Festival

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