New book on Melrose

The book Melrose, Florida – An Illustrated History – is completed and  will go on sale on Saturday, May 20 from 10  a.m. to 1 p.m. at the History Museum in Heritage Park on SR 26 in Melrose.The authors Kevin McCarthy and Rosemary Daurer will be present to sell and sign the book. Cost is $10.00. For additional information, contact Rosemary Daurer at 475-2413.

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Melrose Multi-Yard Sale

Clean out the closet and garage and bring it all down to Heritage Park. $5 table fees to benefit Mossman Home Preservation Foundation a non-profit 501-C3.

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Burn Bans

Bans against open fires are in effect for Alachua, Clay, Putnam, and Marion counties along with many other counties outside our region. Please be cautious with potential fire hazards, and call 9-1-1 if you see unattended flames.

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Silent Auction to benefit MSCC


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Composting for Adults

Composting 101!

Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up)

Date: 5/16/2017     Start Time: 5:30 PM     End Time: 6:45 PM

Description: Composting is a natural process where organic material is turned into a nutrient rich soil amendment. Think of it as nature’s way of recycling. Enjoy learning how with an Alachua County Waste Alternatives Specialist and make your yard or garden great!

For more information visit

Guylene Resue, Librarian I at Hawthorne Branch Library, Alachua County Library District


Composting for Adults

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Melrose Public Library Events

ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR PICNIC on Thursday, May 4th at 10 a.m. at the Melrose Public Library. Adopt a Teddy Bear at an exciting, free library program! Children ages five through seven years old and their parent or caretaker are invited to our annual Teddy Bear Picnic.  We’ll teach children how to read to their Teddy Bear every night. Space is limited; please call 352-475-1237 to reserve a spot. This program is brought to you by the Putnam County Library System with a special thank you to the Melrose Library Association for supplying the drinks and treats.

PAWS TO READ WITH CLYDE THE WONDER DOG on Friday, May 12th at 3:30 p.m. at the Melrose Public Library. The second Friday of each month, Clyde the Wonder Dog visits the Melrose Library to delight patrons young and old.  Clyde is a trained therapy dog and has experience at hospitals and nursing homes. He is warm, furry, and loves stories! Children are encouraged to give him a treat after they finish reading to him. Clyde may trigger dog allergies.

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Melrose Clean-Up

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Minutes of MBCA General Meeting Posted

The minutes of the April General Meeting of the MBCA have been posted online. You can view them here:

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Twice Is Nice Resale Shop Grand Opening – May 5, 2017

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