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May 14, 2013

Troop Donation Drive in Havana

May 25-26, 2013 and November 9-10, 2013 ~ held in conjunction with Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day weekends

FOOD SERVED UNTIL IT’S GONE and free live music!


Past events have included free live music from Crooked Shooz, Cheap & Easy, Swingin’ Harpoon Blues Band, and Scots on The Rock.

Veterans are on hand all day on Saturday to accept donations at the Fountain in the historic downtown shopping district of Havana. Bring your donations, listen to free live music, and enjoy shopping on our many antique stores, art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops, and furniture stores. Come spend the day!

Donations all year can be dropped off in Havana at Mirror Images Antiques, The Havana Herald, Traditions, and Granny’s Frying Pan.

For more information, click here.

May 14, 2013

Havana Day and Concert Featuring Billy Dean

Havana has been steeped in history since the town was founded in 1906. Celebrating “Florida’s Friendliest Town” is the theme of this family-friendly, all-day festival. Arts, crafts, and food vendors line the downtown streets and there are hayrides, pony rides, an obstacle course, and more to entertain the young and the young-at-heart. All shops and cafes are open for your shopping and dining enjoyment!

For more information, click here.

May 14, 2013

Riverchase Care Center Community Fish Fry – Quincy FL

Riverchase Care Center invites you to a free community fish fry in celebration of Nursing Home Week.

This event is free and will be held at Riverchase Care Center (1017 Strong Rd Quincy, FL) on May 17, 2013 starting at noon.


For more information, please contact Deidra Mellon at 850-274-4793.

Source: Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce

May 14, 2013

The Village Square and Leadership Tallahassee host ‘Speed Date’ Town Hall

Citizens invited to interact with local leadership using ‘speed date’ format

(TALLAHASSEE, FL) – April 9, 2013 – Maybe you’ve never tried it yourself, but everyone’s heard of speed dating. First offered by an Israeli rabbi to help Jewish singles find love, now there’s Christian speed dating, graduate student speed dating, even speed dating for pet adoption and – for the truly noncommittal – online speed dating.

But nothing beats civic speed dating.

At a time when interactions between citizens and their government are either increasingly hostile or practically non-existent, it’s probably past time for a little matchmaking.

Single or married, this Thursday, April 11, citizens have the unusual opportunity to “Speed Date Your Local Leaders” – enjoying pizza and chatting informally with commissioners, the police chief, superintendent of schools, editor of the newspaper, and other officials.

Leaders will rotate from table to table every 7 minutes, offering each group of participants an opportunity to ask questions or offer ideas that might never have rated a phone call or public testimony, but are the grist of good citizenship and good governance nonetheless.

Co-sponsored by Leadership Tallahassee, the forum is a continuation of the ongoing OUR TOWN series of local issues forums offered by The Village Square, a nonprofit formed by local leaders to improve the civic dialogue. The project is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Fund at the Community Foundation of North Florida. The Knight Foundation supports innovative ideas to create informed and engaged communities nationwide.

The April 11 program is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 211 North Monroe Street. It is free and open to the public, though a reservation is required (participants will print a ticket online). Pizza and drinks will be provided at no charge.

For more information, a list of participating officials and to RSVP, go online to or call 264-8785. Space is limited.

May 14, 2013

Tallahassee Caterers – B.Mani’s


Delicious shrimp and grits – get some!

May 14, 2013


WHAT: This Saturday, Honor Flight Tallahassee will take more than 80 World War II veterans from around the Tallahassee region to Washington, DC on a trip to visit the memorials that stand in their honor. Throughout the day, our veterans will be warmly greeted during their tour of Washington, DC, but one of the biggest surprises happens when the flight touches down on its return to Tallahassee.

“A Heroes Welcome” will be held on Saturday at 9:40 p.m. inside the hangar at Flightline Group, Inc. At this time, the media and community are invited to welcome our veterans home after a day spent touring Washington, DC. Several hundred people are expected onsite to cheer our hometown heroes including members of the military, community/civic groups, family and friends.

An Honor Flight trip is provided at no cost to the veteran and the Tallahassee community has generously supported the mission of the area’s inaugural Honor Flight by donating funds, supplies and volunteer time as thanks for all that these men and women sacrificed for our country.

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:40 p.m.

WHERE: Flightline Group, Inc., Tallahassee Regional Airport, 3256 Capital Circle SW (parking is free at the Flightline Group)

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About Honor Flight Tallahassee: Honor Flight Tallahassee was established in 2012 as a local hub of the national Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight Tallahassee’s mission is to transport U.S. military veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices, at no cost to the veteran. The inaugural flight is scheduled for May 11, 2013. For more, visit

March 9, 2011

42nd Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival — a Celebration of Spring!

The SF Spring Arts Festival, April 9-10, is well into its fourth decade as a Florida favorite. It’s North Central Florida’s longest running arts festival, drawing top quality artists from more than 25 states. There’s something to suit all tastes, with sculpture, printmaking, painting, 2-D and 3-D mixed media, jewelry, photography, drawing, watercolor, wood, fiber, and glass represented.

Spring Arts is family friendly, with children’s activities, continuous entertainment on two stages, and international food. It all happens on historic NE 1st Street and the lawn of the Thomas Center in downtown Gainesville. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10 rain or shine. Admission is free.

“We expect more than 100,000 visitors,” said Lehman. “This is a true community event in Gainesville and shows our cultural richness.”

Spring Arts was voted Florida’s best arts and crafts festival by readers of Florida Monthly magazine in 2008 and has been recognized as one of the top 20 events by the Southeast Tourism Society.

For the full article, view the press release at

March 5, 2011

Bluegreen Announces Arrival of 64th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens in Charleston, South

PRLog (Press Release)Feb 23, 2011 – Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Live and Play, today announced the 64th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens will be held near its Charleston, South Carolina resort, The Lodge Alley Inn, from March 17 through April 16, 2011. The Charleston festival, which showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, gardens, history and culture, is within walking distance from The Lodge Alley Inn, a collection of 18th century warehouses that have been restored to modern, comfortable vacation villas. 

The Charleston, South Carolina Festival of Houses and Gardens provide festival attendees with opportunities to tour the private homes and gardens that contribute to Charleston’s historic elegance. Tours vary each day, and feature seven to 10 properties in one of 11 historic neighborhoods. Periods seen within the neighborhoods, homes and gardens include the antebellum and Victorian eras up to the early 20th century. Often labeled “a city set in a garden,” Charleston hosts the festival during the city’s peak blooming season. Other than festival tours, the city hosts an antique show, oyster roast, period concerts, boat cruises and wine tastings as well, to ensure guest entertainment.

Bluegreen’s Charleston resort, The Lodge Alley Inn, is located in the heart of the city on East Bay Street. Its downtown Charleston location makes it an ideal place to stay when vacationing in the city and attending the 64th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens.

Gregory L. Overmier, CMCA, General Manager of The Lodge Alley Inn explains that many guests who visit the resort are annual visitors. “We here at Bluegreen welcome visitors who attend the festival each year. The Lodge Alley Inn boasts a prime location that makes walking to the festival convenient and enjoyable.”

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