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The Floridan Aquifer in Alabama, Georgia and Florida Thursday October 2, Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4. It is being held at the historic Monticello Opera House here in Jefferson County. Are you aware of your water sources? Do you understand the threats to our water supply? Water quality is often discussed with great […]

“There’s nothing to do!”

Have you ever heard that phrase? Most of the time it is coming from the mouth’s of babes or a teenager, but I have heard it from adults that you would think know better. It certainly doesn’t apply here in Jefferson County and our wonderful city of Monticello. There are plays at the Opera House, […]

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Busy time! Friday, December 7 from 4 PM to 10 PM is the Around-the-Downtown Christmas in Monticello. Lots going on with Santa and all the stores gussied up for the holidays. The local shops will be open late and there will be plenty of vendors to see. I’ll be giving out jelly samples at Rosemary […]

First Floridians: First Americans Conference

October 4, 5 & 6, 2012 9 AM to 6 PM each day Free! but you need to Register. The earliest humans in America may not have come across the Russian / Alaskan glacial bridge as is commonly believed by archeologists. Humans may have already been living in Florida, right here in Jefferson County, by […]

Monticello Artisans & Growers Market – September 8

Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM This market at Johnston’s Meat Market is usually held the first Saturday of the month but with the first weekend being Labor Day weekend, it was changed to this coming Saturday, September 8. There will a variety of vendors even though this is not the growing time […]

Pindo Palm Jelly

Last year I tested the market for the Pindo Palm Jelly. That’s the tree that is sometimes called the Date Palm, Jelly Palm or Wine Palm.  Wikipedia has some information and references on this feather palm. According to Wikipedia, “Ripe fruit are about the size of a cherry and yellowish orange in size. The taste […]

Main Street Gangster Benefit

Main Street Monticello is holding a benefit on May 12th, 2012 from 6:30 to 11:00 pm on the grounds of the Old County Jail on W. Dogwood Street.  The theme and dress attire is 1920’s, 1930’s Era. Wanted! Gangsters, and Molls Speakeasy The benefit will include entertainment by a 7-piece Swing Band called Swing Shift […]

Jefferson County Artisans and Growers Market

Opens this Saturday, April 7th 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM I’ll be at Johnston’s  Meat Market on Saturday, April 7 for the opening of the Jefferson County Artisans and Growers Market. It will be on Johnston’s Meat Market’s front porch in a rustic, old-fashioned market setting. The market will be open the first Saturday of […]

Bike Rodeo!

A few weeks ago we went out during our only real cold snap, 28 degrees brrrr, to check out the bicycle race happening here in Jefferson County. There was a safety seminar called the Jefferson County Kids Bicycle Rodeo. It was conducted by our son Ken Foster. There were some wee ones there and it […]

Recovering from last week

No, you’re not imagining things. This newsletter looks a lot like last week’s and that’s because it’s an update of each of those things. Enjoy! Lake Ella Growers Market Wednesday, December 7 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM I’ll be at Lake Ella Growers Market this week with lots of Cranberry Sauce, Blueberry Jam, Mayhaw Jelly […]