Veterans Day

Today, November 11th is Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the US. A day to honor military veterans, those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on Nov 11,1919, at the 1st anniversary of the end of WW1. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

November 9th

Just a few events this Saturday, November 9th. As always be sure to look below each photo for details on the events. And the weather looks to be in the 60’s again!

Yard Sale at 7005 Adam’s Road from 7:30am till noon. They will have glassware, cookie jars, antiques, tools, furniture, and much more.
From 8am to 2pm at the Maphis Nursery & Tree Farm you can watch and participate in cane chewing, cane grinding, and making the yummy delicious syrup you remember from decades ago. Located at 1534 Orange Hill Road in Chipley.
The 2019 Harvest Market at Seville Square in Pensacola will be going on from 9am to 5pm. They will have a pumpkin patch, bounce house, live entertainment, and tons of vendors selling crafts, gifts, decorations, and more! This is located at 311 E. Government Street in Pensacola.
30th annual Pine Forest United Methodist Church Craft Festival will have over 195 vendors. They will have a car show, homemade baked goods, live music, and door prizes. Admission and parking will be free to the public. It will be held from 9am to 3pm at 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd in Pensacola.

November 8~free movie night

Bay County Sheriff’s Office presents community movie night! It is free admission, popcorn, candy, and dinks. They will be showing Disney’s The Lion King. This will start at 7pm at the Callaway Arts and Conference Center located at 500 Callaway Parkway.

November 7th~Tea tasting

Tea tasting on November 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Colonics & Massage of Marianna located at 2946 Jefferson St. Take a friend and head over to taste some tea. They will be sampling Art of Tea’s finest tea selections and pairing it with delicious finger foods. They will be discussing the notes of each tea as well as some of the benefits of the tea. Be sure to join them for tea, food, and a great time!

Job Fair~11-5-19

Jackson County is having a job fair. This Tuesday, November 5th from 3pm to 6pm at Career Source Chipola located at 4636 Highway 90 E. Suite E in Marianna. Veterans can apply between 2:30 and 3:00pm. They are hiring for Jackson County Board of Commissioners and have several positions available. They offer medical, vacation, sick leave, holidays, and retirement/pension benefits.

Fall back~time change

Don’t forget to “fall back” one hour on Sunday, November 2nd at 2am. Love it or hate it Daylight saving time(DST) means you have to set your clocks ahead an hour once a year in the spring and then back an hour in the fall. It was first implemented during WW! as a way to save energy for war production, it was also referred to as “war time.” DST is not observed in Hawaii or Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation.)

Gypsea Pet Spa

Opening November 8th. The Gypsea Pet Spa will be a holistic pet grooming with cage free options. No breed, age, or size restrictions. They also volunteer and help animals of all kinds find fur-ever homes. Like and follow them on FB. Located at 4767 Hwy 90 in Marianna. 850-693-0568 for more information.

November 1st

November is here! And we are waking up to temperatures in the 40’s! November is the last month of the fall season and the first month of the winter season. It is the 11th month of the year and has 30 days. November is also the month of food. When the best cooks can shine and the best eaters will surly get their fill. This month has a lot of happenings and hoildays. Thanksgiving of course, All Saint’s Day, Daylight Savings time, Will Rogers Day, Election Day, Banana Pudding Lovers Month, National Button Day, and National Scrapple Day to name a few.

November’s full moon was traditionally called the Beaver Moon. Why? In the Colonial Era, this was the month to set one’s beaver traps before the swamps froze and beavers retired to their lodges, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. This year the full moon occurs on Tuesday, November 12th at 8:34am EST.

A little folklore: ~November take flail; let ships no more sail. ~There is no better month in the year to cut wood than November. ~ Ice in November brings mud in December. ~A heavy November snow will last till April. ~If trees show buds in November, the winter will last until May.

And did you know autumn is the best time to prepare your yard properly for a healthy spring growth. If you are getting trees from the arbor foundation they are sending them this month!

Happy Halloween and some safety tips

Happy Halloween! A few fun facts: ~ 69% of Americans plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. ~36% of parents think 12 or 13 years old is old enough to trick-or-treat alone. ~17% plan to put costumes on pets! ~1927 was the year when the phrase “trick-or-treat” was used for the first time in the US. ~America’s favorite candy, 1. skittles 2. Reese’s cups 3. M&M’s. ~800 is the average number of Halloween house fires. ~$300M plus is the annual revenue generated from ticket sales for haunted attractions with the average price being $15.

Stay safe ~ Have fun ~ Drive slower ~ enjoy the candy!

PLEASE talk safety with your children before they go out.

Satruday~November 2nd (and the 1st)

BUSY day in the Panhandle. There is a little something for everyone. The weather is expected to be nice. A little cloudy and the temperature should be in the mid to high 60’s.

Nov, 1st and 2nd is the 46th annual Jackson County Farm City Festival. Go to for more information. Antique tractor pull begins at 9am on Sat at the Jackson County AG Center on Hwy 90 in Marianna. They will have booths, kid’s tractor pull, ladies’ skillet toss, food vendors, kid’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, AG booths, demos, and heritage displays.
Yard Sale. Tons of stuff. Antiques, vintage, cast iron, glassware, entertaining dishes, hug amounts of fall and Christmas décor, collectable beanie babies, exercise equipment, and so much more. Nov. 2nd starting at 7am at 4461 Highway 71 in Greenwood.
Yard Sale. Nov. 2nd starting at 8am. 4206 Thompson Road in Marianna. Bicycles, outside yard décor, books, kayak, bedding, and more.
Multi-family (6) yard sale on Kynesville Road in Cottondale. They will have adult cloths, home décor, jewelry, kid’s clothes, and much more.
Food Giveaway in Greenwood where the grocery store is. From 9:30 to 11:30am. Only 2 families per car and must have a different id for each address. The event is over when the food runs out. This is for everyone in Jackson County.
Carrabelle Farmer’s Market on Nov 2nd from 9am to 1pm at Crooked River Lighthouse located at 1975 Highway 98 in Carrabelle. This is the 1st fall farmer’s market. They will be featuring local vendors from the community. They will have art, baked goods, veggies, and much more. They will be doing this on the 1st and 3rd Saturday starting on October 5th through the fall.
Nov. 2nd from 9:30am to 11:30 am at Saint Dominic Catholic Church in Panama City on E. 15th St. They are partnering with One Generation Away to provide fresh, healthy, and easily prepared foods to neighbors in the community. All recipients welcome, no questions asked.
Chipley Florida Scottish Festival, Nov 2nd from 9am to 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Chipley on 5th St.
Lynn Haven Elementarty Cafeteria will have over 50 vendors, door prizes, photos with Santa, and much more. It will be held from 9am to 2pm.
Nov 2nd in Calvary Georgia from 7am to 10pm. Mule show, parade, arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, museum, syrup cooking, petting zoo, and more!
At the First Baptist Church of Beulah in Pensacola from 9am to 3pm be sure to join the fun. They will have crafts, live music, sausage, and fun for the whole family.