Florida Dixie Softball: Florida State News

Thursday, April 21
2011 Florida State Tournament
The 2011 Florida State Tournament was awarded to Franklin Co. this year. Franklin Co. has a great complex with a relaxing atmosphere, filling the salt air with some of the most down to earth, good neighbor people i have ever come across. Congradulations Franklin Co.

Thursday, June 9
2011 State Tournament Information
2011 Florida Dixie Allstars State Tournament Information

Franklin County Parks & Recreation has been chosen to host the State Tournament.  The tournament will be held at Will S. Kendrick Sports Complex located at 1601 Kenneth B. Cope Avenue, Carrabelle, FL 32322.

The banquet will be held July 7th  at 6:00 pm at the Carrabelle Christian Family Life Center located at  142 River Road in Carrabelle.  The banquet is Mandatory that all players and coaches attend , also during the banquet there will be a meeting with the State Director and Team Managers.


Games will begin on Friday July 8th .  Game Time TBA

Gate Prices:  Day Pass $ 5.00  Four Day Pass $15.00

 NO COOLERS ARE ALLOWED IN PARK – COOLERS, ICE, & WATER WILL BE PROVIDED BY FRANKLIN CO. NO EXCEPTIONS Carrabelle Christian Center will host a Special Church Service and would like invite everyone to attend on Sunday, July 10th starting at 10:00 am, located at 142 River Road in Carrabelle.  For Information on Hotels and Accommodations you may click on the following links below.

Franklin County Tourist Development Council l     www.anaturalescape.com

Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce    www.carrabelle.org

Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce    www.apalachicolabay.org

In the event that places to stay in Franklin County get booked up then you can go to nearby counties for places to stay they are within an hour from the park.

Wakulla County Places to Stay:           http://www.wakullainnhotel.com



Gulf County http://www.gulfchamber.org/index.cfm/m/25/fuseaction/chamber.categorydisplay


Any Questions you may contact Franklin County Parks & Recreation Coordinator Nikki Millender at 850-653-8277 or fcprd@gtcom.net


Thursday, June 9
2011 State Tournament Franklin Co, Information
 Location                          Franklin County is located along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida’s northwest panhandle, 80 mile southwest of Tallahassee, FL and 85 miles southeast of Panama City, FL.  The county is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and by Liberty, Wakulla and Gulf Counties to the north, east and west, respectively.      Description                      Franklin County encompasses 545 square miles and is comprised of two municipalities --Apalachicola and Carrabelle -- along with the communities of Alligator Point, Dog Island, Eastpoint, St. George Island and St. Vincent Island.  The county seat is Apalachicola.                                                   More than 87 percent of the county is either state or federally protected land, helping to ensure that Apalachicola Bay, a nursery area for the entire Gulf of Mexico, remains a pristine and productive estuarine system.    With some 200 miles of shoreline, Franklin County is noted for pristine beaches, abundant natural resources for outdoor exploration and fresh seafood.  Franklin County harvests more than 90 percent of Florida’s oysters and 10 percent of all oysters consumed in the U.S.   HistoryPrior to establishment of the Port of Apalachicola in 1822, the county was occupied by Native Americans (primarily near the mouth of the Apalachicola River) for 10,000 years. Named for Benjamin Franklin, Franklin County was established in 1832.      Shipping cotton was the area’s first industry, helping to establish Apalachicola in 1831, and ensuring prosperous growth through the 1850s when Apalachicola became the third-largest port on the Gulf of Mexico.  With railroad expansion into Florida, large lumber mills were built to process lumber harvested from the area’s vast cypress forests.  Lumber magnates built luxurious homes in Apalachicola; many of these homes, in addition to cotton warehouses and other historic buildings, comprise the 200 buildings listed on the National Register in Apalachicola.   Oysters and other seafood including shrimp, fish and crabs also became an important industry in the late 1800s.  Today, Franklin County’s seafood industry accounts for $11 million annually, and more than 1,000 people are employed by the oyster industry in Franklin County (representing almost 10 percent of the county’s population).            Contact
For additional information contact Franklin County Parks & Recreation Department, Nikki Millender at 850-653-8277.

Thursday, June 9
2011 Accommodations at Franklin Co.
 Almost 1,500 accommodations are available in Franklin County, and include houses and condo units primarily rented through vacation rental companies and local rental agencies, ranging in size from small cottages to luxurious, multi-story homes fronting the Gulf of Mexico, Alligator Harbor and Carrabelle River (a deep water port).  Many rental homes in Alligator Point, Carrabelle and on St. George Island feature boat docks.  The area also offers historic inns and bed and breakfast accommodations, primarily located in the historic community of Apalachicola, including the 100-year-old Gibson Inn, a Victorian-era inn listed on the National Register.   Local hotels range from modern and luxurious river-front, all-suite properties, including the new Water Street Hotel & Marina in Apalachicola, to affordable hotels and lodges catering to sportsmen.   Carrabelle Beach an RVC Outdoor Destination provides RV sites across from Carrabelle Beach.  Campsites are located at Apalachicola National Forest, Tate’s Hell State Forest and St. George Island State Park. 
123 Water St.
Apalachicola River InnAll 26 rooms have been recently remodeled and feature views of the Apalachicola River. Walking distance to historic downtown Apalachicola. Upscale liquor and fine cigar store in lobby. Fish market next door. Offering two waterfront restaurants and a lounge downstairs. www.apalachicolariverinn.com
1000 Bay City Rd.
Bay City LodgeA fisherman’s retreat with lodging set in a quiet wooded atmosphere. Accommodations include fully furnished cabins and motel units. Restaurant, bait & tackle store, sports apparel shop, boat launching facilities, charter fishing guides, boat storage, and tennis courts.www.baycitylodge.com
249 US Hwy 98 WApalachicola
Best Western Apalach Inn
All rooms feature free high-speed internet access and cable satellite television with HBO. Complimentary full hot breakfast in lobby and coffee pots in rooms. Ample parking available for trucks, RVs, or boats, as well as an outdoor pool.  Non-smoking and handicap accessible rooms available.  Senior, AAA, AARP, and corporate discounts available.

101 6th Street
Bryant House Bed & BreakfastRestored turn of the century home with contemporary facilities. Each room has a private modern bath, cable TV, video player, and internet access. Amenities include a traditional German style breakfast, wrap around porch, lounge, rose garden, fish pond, and an old fashioned rope swing hanging from a 150 year-old magnolia. Pet-friendly family cottage and Jacuzzi room with large screen plasma TV also available.

160 West Gorrie Dr.St. George Island
Buccaneer InnThe Buccaneer Inn is a motel and conference center located on the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of St. George Island. Conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and the beach. The Buccaneer is open year round and offers a pool with sun deck overlooking the Gulf. Gulf front suites and kitchenettes available.www.buccinn.com

1843 Highway 98
Carrabelle Beach an RVC Outdoor DestinationHowever you arrive, you’ll never forget how you stayed. The nature trails you walked down, the beach you strolled on, the boat you rode in, the amazing life you saw in the forest, the water, the sky. Whatever you’ve come to expect when you travel, it’s time to expect more. It’s time for Carrabelle Beach. We’re expecting you soon. Accommodations: 69 Concrete Sites with full hook-ups, 50 amp service, cable, RVC Cottages, Ocean View Loft(Living room with an ocean view, bedroom, bath, and kitchen) Amenities: Concierge Service, Community Lodge (Coffee, Beer, and Wine Bar, Gift and Convenience Store, Grab-and-Go Food), Free Wi-Fi Throughout, Game Room and Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Children's Playground, Rentals, charters, and relaxations at our own Carrabelle Boat Club, Beach Accesswww.carrabellebeach.rvcoutdoors.com

60 E. Gulf Beach Dr.St. George Island
Collins Vacation Rentals
Collins Vacation Rentals has been welcoming families to St. George Island since 1973. Accommodations range from one to seven bedrooms - beachfront homes, beach bungalows, duplexes, luxury homes, and old fashioned Florida cottages. We offer free long distance and free linens. Many homes are pet-friendly so no one gets left behind at vacation! Select properties offer pools, boat docks, and handicap accessibility. Two and three night stay minimum for most properties.

80 6th Street
Coombs House Inn
The Historic 1905 Coombs Inn, located in three elegant Victorian Mansions, features authentic turn-of-the-century décor with 12 foot high ceiling, 15 decorative fireplaces, four poster beds, and antique furniture and painting of the period. English chintz draperies frame large bay windows, and colorful oriental carpets enhance the gleaming hardwood floors. With 23 guest suites, each room has its own luxurious bath (seven with Jacuzzis), cable television, telephone and wireless internet, in room coffee, robes, bicycles, chairs, and umbrellas. Inn guest enjoy complimentary gourmet breakfast and weekend wine and cheese receptions.

112 Franklin Blvd.
St. George Island

        Fickling & Company
Fickling & Company Offers vacation rentals of all types on beautiful St. George Island. Staff can assist in planning your dream beach vacation. Call the office or visit the website for property listings and availabilities.

1589 Highway 98 W
Franklin Inn
Located in Carrabelle, this brand new, thirty room, pet friendly inn features rooms with a king size bed or two queen size beds. All rooms have microwave, refrigerators, 27' flat screen cable TVs, wireless internet, in room coffee and continental breakfast. Free boat launch just down the street, only three blocks from numerous marinas. The inn has its own dockage for your boat available to its guests on the Carrabelle River next to the bridge on Highway 98, just a half mile from the inn.
109 SE Ave. B
Georgian Motel
Located on the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Carrabelle River. Standard rooms, kitchenettes, and two-room family units available (smoking & non-smoking). Rooms have either a king sized bed or two double beds, microwave oven, and coffee pot. Kitchenettes additionally include stovetop, cookware, silverware, and refrigerator.

51 Avenue C

Gibson Inn
The Gibson Inn is a Victorian Inn listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. The Inn was carefully restored in 1985. With a tin roof and wrap around porches, many of the 30 guest rooms are uniquely appointed with authentic antique furnishings, cable TV, telephone, and wireless internet. Each guest room has its own full private bath. Banquet and meeting facilities available. Full-service restaurant and bar adjoin the inn. 10% off at check in for AAA/AARP or military

127 Harbor Circle
Alligator Point
Harbor Point Vacation RentalsHarbor Point specializes in vacation rentals in the Alligator Point, Bald Point, St Teresa, and St James Bay areas. Many types of accommodations available to suit every budget. Some pet friendly. All vacation rentals come complete with linens, cookware, microwave, dishes & utensils, refrigerator, stove/oven, toaster, coffee pot, blender, central heat & air, charcoal grill, cable or satellite TV, DVD player and washer/dryer.www.harborpointrentals.com

230-A Water St
High Cotton Luxury SuitesOverlooking the Apalachicola River, High Cotton features four luxury two bedroom, two bath suites. Covered verandas allow guests to enjoy the views. High Cotton is located in historic downtown Apalachicola and this convenient location allows visitors to walk to shops, restaurants, the waterfront, parks and events.www.apalachicolarealtyinc.com

2132 Hwy 98 East
Ho-Hum RV ParkWatch the dolphins play from your RV parked on the beach; all sites within 250 feet of the Gulf. Walk your dog on the beach, shelling, bird watching, or just relax in a quiet country setting on Florida’s forgotten coast. We cater to adults and seniors in a relaxed atmosphere. Daily, weekly and monthly rates.www.hohumrvpark.com 

50 Avenue F
House of Tartts Guest House
House of Tartts Guest House and Carriage House is located in the historic district in Apalachicola, Florida and is steps from the river and the areas best dining and shopping. The Main House - Choose one of three rooms each with a private bath or rent the entire house. Enjoy the kitchen, porches, w/d, tv/dvd and garden. The Carriage House is a private two bedroom two bath cottage with a view of the river.

Dog Island
Pelican InnDog Island is one of America's most unspoiled and beautiful havens. Known for its pristine beaches, fantastic surf fishing and beachcombing, and as a refuge for loggerhead and leatherback turtles, the island is also home to The Pelican Inn. Directly on the Gulf of Mexico, the inn has eight 400-square foot studio apartments that sleep up to four in simple, but comfortable, accommodations.www.thepelicaninn.com

240 Hwy 98 W
Rancho InnAll rooms offer refrigerator, microwave, 25" stereo color TV, 4 HBOs and 27 other premium satellite programmed channels. Amenities include: swimming pool, picnic area with barbeque and boat parking. Pet friendly for a nominal fee.www.ranchoinn.com 

46 Avenue F
Raney Guest CottageExperience historic charm in downtown Apalachicola. Circa 1835, the Raney Guest Cottage exceeds 21st century expectations of modernity. Offering central heat and air-conditioning, two bedrooms, two full baths, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, two gas fireplaces, screened back porch, TV, VCR, washer/dryer, towels and linens furnished.  The cottage is situated two blocks from the Apalachicola River and one block from the town center and is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and Apalachicola’s historic waterfront.


140 W First StSt. George Island
Resort Vacation Propertieswww.resortvacationproperties.com/tdc   
1001 Hwy 98 E
Sandy Beach PropertiesIt's always a great time to visit Carrabelle, and Sandy Beach Properties offers over 30 vacation rentals with something for everyone . . . whether visiting for a weekend, a week or a month . . . we have affordable vacation rentals ranging from one bedroom condos in the unique riverfront community of Pirates Landing at Timber Island to three and four bedroom townhomes at Pickett's Landing with deep water dockage included. The Sands of Carrabelle offers affordable accommodations just a few blocks from the Carrabelle River and we manage several homes and cottages located on the bay or beach.www.mysandybeach.com

733 E Gulf Beach Dr
St. George Island
99 N. Bayshore Dr
Sportsman's Lodge
Quiet wooded setting overlooking Apalachicola’s East Bay. Motel and marina located in Eastpoint, just minutes away from historic downtown Apalachicola and the beaches of St. George Island. Several types of rooms available, some with Bay views or Bay frontage, some with kitchenettes, and larger family units. All rooms have cable TV and electric heat & air.

135 Franklin Blvd
St. George island
St. George Inn
The St. George Inn is located on St. George Island, Florida. The St. George Inn has recently been completely renovated, bringing in new amenities such as tropically lush landscaped, honeymoon suite with fireplace, and a wrap-a-round veranda complete with rocking chairs. Four two-room suites have views of either the Gulf or the Bay from their private balcony. All suites are equipped with an in-room mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker (coffee is furnished); two suites have full kitchens.

1900 E Gulf Bch Dr
St. George Island
St. George Island State Park
235 W Gulf Beach Dr
St. George Island
St. George Island Vacation Properties
St George Island vacation rentals. Accommodations for six to twenty persons. Many types of properties available to suit your needs from beach front condos to luxury homes. From Bay front to Gulf front and everything in between. Some pet friendly. Many amenities available.

160 Laughing Gull Ln

St. James Bay Golf VillasSt. James Bay Golf Villas offers two lodging options ranging from our convenient clubhouse Villas to the beautiful new Residences at St. James Bay luxury condominiums. St. James Bay offers golf and non-golf related packages in our Villas. Packages ranging from a single night to a week-long golf package. Stay in your choice of two or three-bedroom condos in The Residences, a community at St. James Bay offering access to the Recreational Facility including the fishing pier, playground, picnic pavilions and bay access.www.stjamesbay.com

965 W Gorrie Dr
St. George Island
Still WatersStill Waters is a new luxurious beach house with great gulf views and numerous resort-style amenities. 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 12).www.vrbo.com/84023  

224 Franklin Blvd
St. George Island
Suncoast Vacation Rentals of St. George Island
Suncoast Vacation Rentals of St. George Island offers various types of accommodations on picturesque St. George Island; from condos to beach cottages to family size accommodations. Call the office or visit the website for property descriptions and reservations.

76 Water St
The ConsulateThe Consulate features four luxury vacation suites in Apalachicola's Grady Building, which is located in the heart of the Historic Riverfront District. Rooms are decorated with antique prints, original art and vintage maps giving each suite its own unique personality. All suites have fully equipped modern kitchens, cable TV, VCRs, laundry facilities, and balconies. www.consulatesuites.com

1000 Ave A
The Moorings at Carrabelle Hotel & MarinaChoice of hotel room or condo unit.  All hotel rooms offer a view of the marina.  Condo units have full-site kitchens.  Complimentary boat slip with hotel room or condo unit (boat must be under 26' with no shore power) . Guests with pets are welcome at Moorings Carrabelle with a small deposit. Amenities available: private boat ramp, 24 hour security, pump out & oil dump stations, private coin-operated laundry facilities, pool & deck, BBQ grills, Internet weather monitoring, shuttle to local restaurants, grocery store and hardware store across the street.
201 Tallahassee StCarrabelle850-697-9010 The Old Carrabelle HotelCirca 1900 historic hotel located in the heart of Carrabelle. Choose one of ten different accommodations, each with a private bath. Cable TV and high speed WiFi internet access in all rooms. Private Key West style courtyard, “Monkey Bar” and wraparound verandas. Enjoy a hot cooked-to-order breakfast from a local restaurant at the beach, on us!


329 Water St
Water Street Hotel & Marina
A unique 30 suite hotel and 20 slip marina in an Old Florida setting with today's modern conveniences. Only four blocks from the center of Apalachicola. All rooms offer Bay views, private screened verandas, two bathrooms, spacious living and dining areas, flat screen TVs, high speed internet, in-room safes, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, lush furnishings, luxurious linens, hardwood flooring, Oriental rugs and original art. Hotel is pet friendly and non-smoking and offers many amenities and services including an outdoor pool, onsite parking, fishing guides, personal shoppers and daily or weekly maid service. Business services also available including computer, fax, copying and high-speed internet.  The marina offers 20 rentable boat slips that can accommodate power or sail boats up to 55 feet in length.
94 5th Street
Witherspoon Inn19th Century bed and breakfast style inn located in historic Apalachicola. Formerly Captain Witherspoon’s residence, this restored inn offers comfort and casual elegance. Single and Two room suites available.www.witherspooninn.com

Thursday, June 9
2011 Franklin Co, Area Attractions
 Birding, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking and sailing opportunities are abundant throughout the county at parks and wildlife sanctuaries as outlined above.  Further information on equipment rentals, as well as area guided tours, is available by contacting guide services listed below.   Franklin County is renowned for both fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities.  Local marinas provide deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico and dozens of experienced local charter fishing guides who will gladly customize their services to fit the needs and special requests of anglers. Common species caught include: redfish, cobia, pompano, sheepshead, flounder, speckled trout, whiting, Spanish mackerel, black drum, bluefish, striped bass, large mouth bass, tarpon, grouper, snapper, king mackerel, triple tail and amberjack.      Eco Tours, Fishing, Kayak & Sailing Charters    Apalachicola Bay Charters                          (850/653-3483)Apalachicola Sailing Adventures                  (850/653-9616) Apalachicola Tours                                    (850/653-8687)
Backwater Guide Service                            (850/653-2820)
Big ‘Un Charters                                        (850/653-8106)
Blue Water Bandit Charters             (850/229-1760)
Book Me A Charter                                    (850/653-2622)
Boss Charters                                            (850/653-8055)
Brownie’s Guide Service                             (850/653-5529)
Captain Charles Charters                            (850/653-9008)
Captain Randy’s Deep Sea Fishing               (850/984-5155)
Captain Rex Phipps Fishing Guide                (850/670-8428)
Carrabelle Charters LLC                            (850/528-1926)
Congo Charters                                         (850/229-8034)
Doghouse Charters                                    (850/227-7281)
GAT V Charters                                         (850/697-3989)
Journeys of St. George, Inc.                       (850/927-3259)
Last Chance Charters                                 (850/962-9556)
Natural World Charters                              (850/228-9060)
Peregrine Charters                                    (850/653-2204)
Robinson Brothers Guide Service                 (850/653-8896)
Seahorse Water Safaris, Inc                        (850/227-1099)
Sea Hunt Charters                                     (850/653-5410)
Tall Tales Fishing                                      (850/229-7149)
Wind Catcher Sailing Charters                     (850/653-3881)
Wheelhouse Adventure Tours                     (850/653-8860)
and Charter Fishing
Z-horse Charters                                       (850/228-6091)

Thursday, June 9
2011 Franklin Co, Restaurants
Restaurants & Culinary
 Franklin County’s diverse dining establishments offer visitors everything from casual beachfront restaurants and river-front oyster bars to upscale cafes featuring continental cuisine, coastal specialties, six-course chef’s tasting menus and seasonal wine dinners. Local fare served in more than 30 area restaurants features wholesome and nutritious seafood from the pristine Apalachicola Bay, Alligator Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, including oysters, clams, shrimp and blue crabs.  More than 186 species of fish are found in the Apalachicola Bay estuarine system alone; flounder, redfish, red snapper, mahi-mahi, grouper, cobia, amberjack, Spanish mackerel and wahoo are a sampling of fresh-caught fish frequently found on local menus. In addition to serving seafood fresh from local markets, many Franklin county chefs also patronize local and regional dairies, beekeepers, produce and livestock farmers to provide the freshest in cheeses, honey, coffee, organic produce and meats for their patrons.St. George Island RestaurantsAUNT EBBY'S ICE CREAM at 147 E. Gulf Beach Drive. Phone: 850-927-3229
14 years in operation.  Serving hamburgers, hotdogs, and more.  Bluebell and Haagen Dazs ice cream. Open spring and summer.

B. J.’S PIZZA & SUBS at 105 W. Gulf Beach Drive. Phone: 850-927-2805
Specializing in appetizers, salads, pizza, and sandwiches.  Party trays of wings, meat & cheese, sandwiches & subs.  Game room, pool tables & TVs.  Dine in or take out. www.sgipizza.com

BLUE PARROT OCEANFRONT CAFE at 68-A Gorrie Drive. Phone: 850-927-2987
Specializing in fresh seafood, steak & chicken, burgers.  Appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, oysters.  Homemade desserts.  Lunch specials, children’s menu.  Outside tiki hut.

EDDY TEACH'S RAW BAR at 37 E. Pine Ave. Phone: 850-927-5050
Oysters fixed lots of ways.  Peel & eat shrimp, snow crab legs, clams.  Soups, gumbo, chowder.  Appetizers.  Veggies. 
FIREHOUSE #9 on the first block of W. Pine St. Breakfast and lunch.HARRY A'S RESTAURANT at    28 W. Bayshore Drive. Phone: 850-927-3400
Breakfast, lunch, late night dinner.  Kids menu.  Pizza, appetizers, oysters, fresh local seafood, sandwiches, steaks, salads, catch of the day.  Seafood fried, grilled, or steamed.  Full service bar.  Entertainment every night.  Outside dining on patio available. Families and large groups encouraged. www.HarryAsRestaurant.com

OYSTER BAY BAR & GRILL at 200 E. 2nd & Pine St.  Phone: 850-927-3700
Appetizers, oysters by the dozen, salads, sandwiches, pasta, fish / chicken / steak entrees, children's choices, desserts.  Closed winters.

SUBWAY SANDWICH SHOP at 163 E. Gulf Beach Drive. Phone: 850-927-4781
Fresh sandwiches, wraps, and subs with your choices of bread, cheese, meat, veggies, sauces & vegetables.  Cookies, chips and drinks.  Kids’ meals.  Catering, party trays.

Eastpoint Restaurants
CAPT. SNOOK"S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT at 500 E. Highway 98. Phone: 850-670-1515
Specializing in fresh seafood.  Appetizers, soups/bisques, oysters prepared many ways, seafood baskets / sandwiches /entrees, children's menu, beer & wine.

D & D DELI at 260 Highway 98. Phone: 850-670-8717
Subs, soup, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and sweets.  Daily specials.

EL JALISCO MEXICAN RESTAURANT at 105 Highway 98. Phone: 850-670-5900
A fabulous selection of  freshly prepared  authentic Mexican food.  All meals are made fresh from scratch with portions abundant enough to feed even the hungriest patron.  Breakfast, lunch, & dinner.

THE HUT on Highway 98.  Phone: 850-670-8024   
Casual family dining offering seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta.  Salad bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
RED PIRATE Family Grill and Oyster Bar on 236 Highway 98.  Phone: 850-670-1090.  "App-a-teazers", sides, raw or baked or "pirate's pearls" oysters, chicken & seafood baskets, sandwiches, salads, and kid's menu.  Mini golf course.  Open 4 - 10:00 pm.Apalachicola Restaurants

AJ’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & GRILL at 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. Phone: 850-653-2571
Dine in or carry out.  Famous fried chicken, seafood, burgers, salads, wings, bar-b-q, homemade desserts.  Lunch and dinner specials. www.ajsapa.com

APALACHICOLA SEAFOOD GRILL at 100 Market Street. Phone:  850-653-9510
Family-friendly dining, including the world’s largest fish sandwich, at great prices.  Open Mon. - Sat. 11:00 - 9:00 PM, Sun. 11:30 - 4:00.  Full bar.

BAY CITY LODGE & RESTAURANT at 1000 Bay City Rd.  850-653-9294.  Peaceful lodging and restaurant on the Apalachicola River.
Fresh sandwiches, wraps, and subs with your choices of bread, cheese, meat, veggies, sauces & vegetables.  Cookies, chips and drinks.  Kids’ meals.  Catering, party trays.

BOSS OYSTER at 125 Water Street. Phone: 850-653-9364
Located on the banks of the Apalachicola river with the best seafood the gulf waters have to offer.  Dine inside or outside on the river. www.apalachicolariverinn.com 
BURGER KING at 421 Highway 98.  Phone: 850-653-3045.CAFE CON LECHE. Phone: 850-653-2233
Breakfast.  Lunch including sandwiches & salads.  100% Arabica coffee.  Internet café.

CAROLINE'S DINING ON THE RIVER at 123 Water Street. Phone: 850-653-8139
Fun dining in a fine way.  Committed to serving fresh seafood; never frozen, market priced.  Wide variety of appetizers, salads, pasta, seafood and steak entrees.  www.apalachicolariverinn.com

CHEF EDDIE'S MAGNOLIA GRILL on Market St.  Phone: 850-653-8000
Fresh local seafood, choice steaks, and homemade baked goods and desserts. Early bird specials.  Wednesday night prime rib special.  Reservations recommended. www.ChefEddiesMagnoliaGrill.com

DOLORE'S SWEET SHOPPE at 48 Avenue D. Phone: 653-9081
Open for breakfast and lunch.  Daily lunch specials.  Homemade cakes, pies, & cookies.
HOLE IN THE WALL at 23 Ave D.  850-653-3222.  Oysters, including Hole in the Wall specialities, shrimp, snow crab legs, gumbo, seafood casserole, tuna dip.HONG KONG BISTRO on 133 Highway 98. Phone: 850-653-8888 or 850-653-1172.
Modern Asian cuisine.  Open for lunch and dinner.
IVANOVA'S PIZZERIA on Market St.  850-653-8578.  Dine in or take out.  New York style pizza, calzones, subs, salads, hot wings, burgers.

OLDE TIME SODA FOUNTAIN at 93 Market Street. Phone: 850-653-2606.  Ice cream, malts, sodas & floats served in an original 1950s decor.
OWL CAFE at 15 Avenue D. Phone:  850-653-9888
Fresh local seafood, steaks, pastas, home-made desserts, and breads.  River view dining and large party accommodations. Temperature controlled wine cellar.  Reservations encouraged. www.owlcafefl.com

PAPA JOE’S OYSTER BAR & GRILL at 301 Market Street. Phone: 850-653-1189
Waterfront view, oysters, seafood, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and steaks. www.papajoesoysterbar.com

RED TOP CAFE at  238 W. Highway 98. Phone: 850-653-8612.  Family style dining with steaks, seafood, sandwiches & chicken.  Kids meals.  Catering.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner. www.redtopcafe.com
TAMARA'S CAFE. Phone: 850-653-4111
Florida flavor with South American flair.  Food style is light elegant and modern with the use of fresh herbs, garlic and wine.  Fish is purchased daily from local fishermen.  www.tamarascafe.com

THAT PLACE IN APALACHICOLA at 17 Ave. E.  850-653-9898.  Lunch includes soups, a wide variety of salads, a full complement of sandwiches and burgers, plus fresh seafood.  Dinner menu changes nightly. www.thatplaceoff98.net
THAT'S A MORAY GOURMET TO GO at 25 Avenue D. Phone: 850-653-1111
Offering morning muffins, pastry, and coffee.  Also specialty salads, quiches, sandwiches, cakes and pies.  Eat in or take out, special orders available.
UP THE CREEK RAW BAR at 313 Water St.  Phone: 850-653-2525
Seafood specialties, full bar, waterfront.

VERANDAS at 76 Market Street. Phone: 850-653-3210
Lunch menu includes appetizers, soups & salads, entrees and sandwiches.  Dinner entrees of steak, fish, or pasta.  Desserts. www.verandasbistro.com

Carrabelle Restaurants

CARRABELLE JUNCTION at 88 Tallahassee Street & Hwy 98. Phone: 850-697-9550.   Continental breakfasts & lunches.  Cappuccino, ice cream, sundaes, shakes, hot & cold sandwiches.  Homemade soups & salads.  Daily specials.

CROOKED RIVER GRILL at 1the St. James Bay Golf Course, 51 Laughing Gull Lane. Phone: 850-697-5050 Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Sandwiches, burgers, baskets.  Dinners from the turf or from the surf.  Appetizers, pastas, salads.

THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE at 111 St. James Avenue. Phone: 850-697-4533
Specializing in meals to go.  Boxed dinners of shrimp, fish, crab cakes, or chicken tenders. Sandwiches, salads, buckets of shrimp.  Seafood or steak dinners.  Large variety of side orders.  Kids menu.  Daily specials.
HOG WILD BAR-B-Q at 1593 Highway 98.  Phone: 850-697-2324OLD SALTS CAFE & OYSTER HOUSE on Tallahassee St.  850-697-2627  Lunch & dinner.  Soup & gumbo, oysters, salads, seafood baskets, sandwiches, seafood dinners, steaks, homemade desserts.  Children's menu.  Casual dining.THE PIT STOP at 1637 Highway 98.  Phone: 850-697-3222.2 ALS AT THE BEACH at 1 Gulf Beach Dr.  850-697-3787.WE BE CAFE at the Moorings Marina.  Phone: 850-697-3100  Breakfast & lunch.  Breakfast menu includes omelets, eggs, grits, toast, sausage, bacon, potatoes, cereal.   Lunch menu includes hot dogs (all beef weiners, kielbasa) fixed many ways.  Beverages: coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks, milk.

Thursday, June 9
2011 Franklin Co. Sports complex
Will S. Kendrick Sports Complex
 1601 Ken Cope Avenue, Carrabelle, Florida 32322  The Will S. Kendrick Sports Complex is available to host sports tournaments of any age and features the following:§  Youth baseball, softball, tee-ball, football fields

§  Adult baseball and softball fields

§  Handicap accessible restrooms and playgrounds

§  Lighted paved parking lot and lighted ball fields with electronic scoreboards

§  Concession stand with upstairs press box

§  Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts

§  Two playgrounds, four picnic pavilions, paved walking track with exercise equipment and nature trail.