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Few experiences in life are as comforting as having a companion who answers needs and is there to serve without being summoned. Ideally, the relationship benefits both parties, each providing …

Continuing to follow the Trail Map at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve in Simmons Bayou, we are looking at Water Street. You most likely know how it got its name. That’s right – …

The Clergy of Gulf County will join together for a “Gulf County Prayer Service” for peace, unity, healing, safety and back-to-school.  The service will be held 5 p.m. ET Saturday …

I hate to admit it, but for years, our two neon-orange over-the-neck life jackets (aka personal floatation devices or PFDs) acted primarily as seat cushions in our 40-year-old canoe. We didn’t …

Just before my family moved to St. Joe Beach in 1976, we lived in Charlotte, N.C., and the ice cream man was considered a celebrity to the kids in our area. Our house was in an ideal family …

Carol and Phil Dohmen supplied this photo of a glorious sunset and some strollers on the beach to illustrate why so many residents and visitors alike call this place paradise. Find more images on …

Call it a brief circuit-breaker.  The district, as allowed under re-opening plans, will take a “distance-learning” day the Friday leading into Labor Day weekend.  The …

So, the Board of County Commissioners last month put in place the framework to provide financial housing assistance for those of need in Gulf County.  The framework provided up to …

This page is a reflection of the paradise we live in, provided by our readers. Thanks to all who contribute. Send photos to tcroft@starfl.com. This article …

The discussion was first taken up just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic as other issues pushed to the front of the line.  During its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Board of County …

Water is a precious resource for Floridians, even if the last couple of months of rainfall may make you think otherwise. As home gardeners, we should keep in mind to conserve water and be careful not …

Jay Bidwell remembered the exact moment of inspiration.  The principal at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School was watching and listening to a choral …

Tuesday was not a kind day for the city of Port St. Joe and its wastewater system.  In the morning, the Board of County Commissioners approved sending a letter to the city regarding …

The final numbers will become available Friday, but the positivity rates in the county appear to be stabilizing.  And taking a broader look, statewide the number of positive cases has …

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday the relaunch of the Hurricane Michael Recovery Loan Program to assist those who were impacted by the Category 5 hurricane in 2018.   Administered by …

This page is a reminder, even in the most difficult of times, of the beauty that surrounds us. Thanks to all readers who share their photos. Please send photos to tcroft@starfl.com …

AMERICUS, GA -- Hunter Daniel, a resident of Mexico Beach, made the Summer 2020 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 429 students recognized for scholastic …

Jaden Broome and his family, visiting from Tampa, recently visited the Cape San Blas Lighthouse at George Core Park. Jaden’s mother, Nichole, has family in Port St. Joe.  As a …

In the heat of August, many area residents are spending more time in their homes and venturing outside only for required chores. In the heat of summer the lawn and landscape very active …

If we walk all the trails, roads, and paths at the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve we will have covered roads, trails, paths, in 5, 026 acres. Wow! What an adventure on the road to getting …

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