Local Sculptor: Kirsten Engstrom

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Camellia Plant Sale & Breakfast

All proceeds benefit the Melrose Public Library!
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Chili Cook-Off

15TH ANNUAL MELROSE CHILI COOK-OFF at Chiappini’s (gas station at corner of SR 21 and SR 26). Registration is free to all and starts at 10am. Chili tasting is $3 a spoon and for sale at $5 a pint. All proceeds benefit the Melrose Public Library. “Minimal” electricity available. Please bring 1) propane stoves to keep chili warm, and 2) soup scoopers/ladles. Judging by the public is at 1pm. There will be a 50/50 raffle drawing prior to announcing winners. For more information, contact Debbie Ellingham at 352-258-3531.

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Save Our Melrose Community Center

Our community center was built and founded under grants and donations from numerous sources almost ten years ago. Things have changed, and so has the funding. Unless we figure out a way to finance the center, we will lose this wonderful venue.

Because our community sits at the crossroads of four counties, funding a community project like this is far more complex than usual. Also, being at the edge of all four of these counties, puts us at a disadvantage for favors from the distant county seats.

Join the conversation here as we discuss ways to establish the steady income necessary to maintain and keep our community center. Just click the Leave a comment link to share your ideas.

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Save our Senior Community Center

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MBCA Meeting Reminder

MBCA General Meeting, noon, Tuesday, Jan 8th, at the HomeMakers Club in Melrose. Agenda includes:
– Joe Rush- Opening Remarks, Introduce new Exec BODs
– Tom Germano- Membership update
– Sean Conelly- Halloween Event
– Stasia/Deb- Senior Center Update
– New Business

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Coffee Talk Still On

Coffee Talk will continue indefinitely at the Melrose Sr. Community Center on Thursdays at 11a.m. Please come and encourage your friends to come and enjoy the awesome music every Thursday. Next week Harri Buffalo!

MSCC is not closing for good at this time, only taking a “break” while some details are being sorted out. We have hope that we will be back better than ever in the near future. We love this community so please don’t give up on us. Our facility can still be rented out for events so if there is a need please contact me.

Watch their FB page for updates!


Shake Rag Coffee Talk, Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Inside Melrose Senior Community Center
307 State Road 26, Melrose, FL 32666

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Coffeetalk Jan. 2019 Schedule

Shake Rag Coffee Talk January 2019

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Coffetalk Schedule

Shake Rag Coffee Talk December2018

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Thanksgiving – Melrose Style

The Thanksgiving dinner at Heritage Park by the Trinity Episcopal Church folks was a wonderful event (this was the first time I could attend). I don’t want to distract from all the fun and great things that went on that day, but I had to laugh at the noble way our neighbors gingerly ignored the dead armadillo carcass near one of the food lines. This is Melrose Style! To roll with the waves that life blows your way. I love it!

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