Plenty of plants and info at Master Gardeners’ sale on Saturday               ……….
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Plenty of plants and info at Master Gardeners’ sale on Saturday ……….

Shoppers on hand early to start buying.     The shoppers were as delighted to purchase plants at Saturday’s sale as they were to gather information about the plants and gardening in general. Washington County Master Gardeners hosted the sale and provided information for the novice gardener.

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Marjorie Sangaree Room opened at Chipley Library              ………
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Marjorie Sangaree Room opened at Chipley Library ………

Family and friends of the late Marjorie Sangaree gathered last week to honor and remember  the woman credited with making the new Chipley Library “happen”.   Sangaree was praised for always helping others and serving her community.   An early member of Washington County Friends of the Library, she always believed in the library and […]

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Wildflower Alert:   Fewflower milkweed           ……..
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Wildflower Alert: Fewflower milkweed ……..

Along the edges of damp roadsides, marshes, swamps, and bogs you may spot a bright red/orange flower on a tall slender stalk, like a flag catching your attention.   This beautiful flower (Asclepias lanceolata) is in the milkweed group of wildflowers, a group which has a very interesting flower structure when you get close enough […]

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BCF holds Spring Graduation               …….
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BCF holds Spring Graduation …….

On Friday, May 12, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) Wellness Center was filled to capacity as family, friends, faculty, and staff gathered to celebration years of hard work, diligent study, and intense determination of 52 graduates who completed all of the requirements earning their college degree.   With heart-pounding excitement, graduating seniors entered through […]

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Commissioner Putnam Seeks Nominations for Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame ………

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the class of 2018. The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honors men and women who have made lasting contributions to Florida agriculture. More information, nomination forms and a list of past inductees are […]

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An Evening of Class       ………
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An Evening of Class ………

On Thursday, April 27, students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) could be seen gathered around the gazebo taking photographs in their formal attire in preparation for the third annual “Evening of Class” formal dinner. The dinner was held in the BCF Wellness Center which was transformed into a formal banquet hall arrayed in […]

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ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE AT CHIPOLA ………

MARIANNA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., from the Edward K. Roberts Fund established a scholarship at Chipola College for the Fall 2017 semester.   The scholarship fund was created with a $40,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with funds from the estate of the late Edward K. Roberts.   The scholarships […]

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Caring For A Loved One With Mental Illness Starts By Caring For Yourself ……….

(NAPSI)—Roughly 40 million Americans are family caregivers. As the nation’s population ages, that number is expected to increase, according to AARP. That’s one reason health experts have an important message for caregivers: To properly care for your loved one, you must first take care of yourself. One Woman’s Story Like many caregivers, “Ellen” (not her […]

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By May 20, 2017 Read More →

State releases 3rd grade English Language Arts assessments ……

The Florida Department of Education has released 3rd grade Florida Standards Assessments in English Language Arts.   Washington County School District is pleased to report 3rd grade scores remain above state average and percentage of student’s above Level 3 increased.   Research indicates that students who are on grade level in Reading at 3rd grade […]

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Wildflower Alert – Butterflyweed         ……….
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Wildflower Alert – Butterflyweed ……….

This bright orange wildflower, one of the milkweeds that grow in our area (Asclepias tuberosa), may be seen blooming along sunny and sandy roadsides. It is beginning to bloom now, and will continue on through the summer.  It has many narrow leaves and is the only milkweed in our area that has clear instead of […]

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