North Florida Inland Recovery Group works to coordinate recovery services and build resiliency for individuals, families and entities adversely impacted by the 2018 Hurricane Michael in Calhoun and Jackson counties. On Oct. 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in Mexico Beach, Florida. With unprecedented force, the hurricane maintained Category 4 strength as it continued inland to devastate a 100-mile wide path from the coast of Florida to the Georgia state line.
Calhoun and Jackson counties were two of the inland counties hit the hardest by Michael’s sustained winds of 150+ mph which blew through for more than four straight hours. The wreckage left is unmatched. Nearly 75 percent of all structures in Calhoun and Jackson counties received significant to catastrophic damage. Today, community and faith-based leaders, as well as non-profit partners from across North Florida have joined to take on long term recovery in Calhoun and Jackson counties. The newly formed North Florida Inland Long Term Recovery Group is working closely with Carlene Anders of the Disaster Leadership Team to develop a strong organization that will help facilitate the rebuilding of these inland communities. To volunteer, donate, or get help, please go to the website below. All donations are tax-deductible.
*Information above came from the North Florida Inland Recovery website listed below. Please contact them for any information*
Here are a few ideas to keep your pets safe. Many dogs get scared when they hear fireworks. ~Be sure your dog has a visible and up to date id tag. ~Take a current photo of your pet just in case they get lost and you need a current photo. ~You can leave music or a TV on to distract your dog from the noise of the fireworks.
Free Friday wine tastings at Destin Ice Market 30A at 13062 Hwy 98 E., Inlet Beach 32461 from 4pm to 6pm. This is a recurring event every Friday in July. Each week guests can enjoy tastes of each wine, light bites, and a discount toward their bottle purchases of the weeks selection. A full glass can also be purchased during the tasting for separate prices. Wine tastings are free to attend. Destin Ice Market 30A is a Neighborhood Market that sells Fresh Gulf Seafood, Prime Meats, Fine Wines and Craft Beers, Gourmet Cheeses, Deli and Prepared Foods and more.
It is a market for locals and tourists alike, Destin Ice Market 30A is located at the Crossings at Inlet Beach just minutes from anywhere along 30A.
The 15th annual open house celebration will be at the Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum and The Dezell House, July 4, from 9am to 3pm. Coastal Seafood will be serving seafood at the Dezell House from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Also enjoy the Dezell House newest exhibit. This is a great museum for the whole family.
The Dezell House is located at 328 E. 8th Street in Greensboro.
At Nene Hutke they celebrate Green Corn over 4 days, if you would like to attend but can’t do all 4 days they recommend attending on Sunday, the last day. Green Corn occurs on the new moon closest to the summer solstice and thus falls in either Eastern or Southern Quadrant of the square. As part of the renewal and thanksgiving of Green Corn, the men perform the Feather Dance to “open the sky” and the women perform the Ribbon Dance to “open the earth” It is the Muskogee New Year when all is cleansed and renewed. All past offenses are forgiven; the new fire is kindled at sunrise; and the corn fast is broken. In olden times, this High Holiday was celebrated for four or eight days depending upon the town. Many Squares still observe a four day Green Corn, although day one is a day of arrival and day four a day of departure in most Squares that do so. Nene Hutke is located at 664 McKeown Road in Chattahoochee.
Please message them if you need driving directions or for first-time visitor information. On Facebook type in Green Corn Ceremony 2019.
Free Patriotic Concert hosted by the Dothan Area Botanical Garden will be on June 30th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Visitors will be entertained by the 151st Army Band, Army National Guard beginning at 6:30pm in the wedding garden. The hour long outdoor concert will feature patriotic music. Prior to the concert they will have a “meet the musician” session in Ricketts Hall. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Admission to the garden and concert are free. The Dothan Area Botanical Gardens is located at 5130 Headland Ave.
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is proud to support the 2nd annual Melon’s in the Park event at the Marianna’s City Farmer’s Market on Saturday, June 29th at Madison Street Park in Marianna from 7:30am to 1pm. The market opens at 7am, at 7:30am the festivities kick off with the big red blood mobile, at 8am the kids’ bouncy house obstacle course opens and door prizes and games begin. Then at 9am the seed spitting contest and 10pm is the biggest melon contest, and at 10:30am the HEYWORD Band and concert begins. Plan to come early, stay late, shop, play, eat, and enjoy the morning.
Then plan to come back to Madison Street Park for Movie Night in the Park. It goes from 7:30pm to 9:30pm they will be playing Mary Poppins Returns! Don’t forget to take lawn chairs and/or blankets!
Here are 10 4th of July events happening in the Panhandle over the next week. There are many more out there! One way to check is go to your city’s page and check for events being hosted by them. You can also check on FB under events near you. Be sure to take blankets, or lawn chairs, and probably sunscreen to most of these events. Have fun!