Star Gazing at Heritage Park

I will be in Heritage Park with my telescope on Friday night October 30 before 7 PM until after 8 PM. It’s going to be an incredibly clear night with Jupiter Saturn Mars and the moon. Stop by and see the four moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn. – Dr Joe Rush

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Virtual Down Town Melrose!

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Seeds of Promise at the Library! Just in time for Fall Garden planting.

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Remembering a friend to the fishing community

A tribute published by Gary Simpson in the Gainesville Sun on Friday, July 3rd, 2020.

The area fishing community lost a good friend last Sunday [June 28, 2020] when Eddie Joe Parrish passed away. He and I went way back to the days when we both attended a Sunday school class taught by my mom.

Eddie Joe Parrish

While working at Chiappini’s Service Station in Melrose, Eddie made the most of his fondness for helping kids catch fish. Several years ago, he came up with his annual “Great Worm Giveaway” that started as a request for area fishers to donate their plastic worms to kids who could use them to catch fish through their summer vacations. Hundreds did come into Chiappini’s for their free worms, but through the years, the donations grew to include rods, reels and all kinds of other tackle. Eddie’s popular program enabled tackle of all kinds to flow from fishers whose time on the water was growing short, into the possession of kids whose fishing was just beginning.

We can’t know how many children Eddie introduced to fishing or how many thrills he helped them experience. His was a simple but noble calling.

[Gary Simpson, a veteran tournament angler, writes a weekly sports column for the Gainesville Sun and operates Gary’s Tackle Box at L&S Auto Trim, 5721 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32653, (352) 372-1791]

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July 4th Boat Parade

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Melrose Bay Park is OPEN

The park, which had been closed due to the coronavirus has reopened.

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Virtual Caregiver page 2

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Virtual Caregiver Class

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TAKE-OUT TUESDAY!

PUTNAM COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES

Take Out Tuesday Contest

Easy Rules:

1. To be eligible to win a $100 gift certificate all you need to do is order takeout on Tuesday (April 21, 2020 and/or April 28, 2020) from a restaurant located in Putnam County, Florida.

2. Post a picture of your takeout order, with your receipt (date must show) and post it on the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/PutnamCountyFL

3. Then just enjoy your takeout from a local restaurant and thank you for doing your part.

A random drawing will be held on Wednesday, April 29th and the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate redeemable at the restaurant they posted their takeout from.

BONUS: If you also purchase a gift certificate for $10 or more from that restaurant, add it on your picture posted to Facebook and if you are the lucky winner you will get double the prize – a $200 gift certificate!

Please support our local restaurants by participating in this contest. They need us and we need them!  Thank you!

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Florida COVID-19 Dashboard

Track COVID-19 cases in your county or zip code.

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

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