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Despite hurricanes, Florida turtle season hatching well

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Aug 1, 2019 at 2:01 AMUpdated Aug 1, 2019 at 12:49 PM     Over 300 turtle nests have been documented to date for the 2019 Florida sea turtle season. So little is known about sea turtles that let’s avoid delving into the thought processes of those loggerheads, greens, and, yes, even leatherbacks navigating to local Read More

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Scallop population abundant, survey shows

Scallop season in St. Joseph Bay is scheduled for Aug. 16 through Sept. 15 {Special to The Star} By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Jul 18, 2019 at 1:00 AM     There was cautious optimism for a scallop harvest season late last year when the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Read More

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Beach restoration on go for August

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Jul 25, 2019 at 1:00 AM     In a bit of returning to the future, crews should begin mobilizing for a beach restoration project on St. Joseph Peninsula. The long-awaited project was nearly at this identical point last September, as crews from Manson Construction Read More

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Port St. Joe Named #1 Pet Friendly Beach

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Jul 18, 2019 at 1:00 AM     Hurricane Michael apparently did little damage to the area’s reputation as a vacation destination. Last week, a nationwide charter fishing booking website, FishingBooker, named Port St. Joe among the top nine unspoiled vacation locations. This week, it Read More

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Happy Birthday St. Vincent Island!

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Jul 11, 2019 at 1:00 AMUpdated Jul 11, 2019 at 8:32 AM     St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge is showing its age and that is a positive for the island one researcher once called a “jewel.” Turning 51 in National Wildlife Refuge years this month, the island has Read More

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Under the Stars…

By Patti Blake | The News Herald Posted Jun 28, 2019 at 5:00 AM     There’s something special about the night sky over Cape San Blas, and photographers are flocking to the area to capture it. Photos of the Donna Kay shrimp boat under a starry night sky are becoming increasingly popular on social media feeds like Milky Way Chasers Read More

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Artists to descend on Forgotten Coast

By Special to The Star Posted Apr 25, 2019 at 1:01 AM     If you see artists setting up easels on Reid Ave. you’ll know that it’s plein air season in Port St Joe. Plein air is a French term meaning painting in open air. And that’s why you’ll see artists everywhere, capturing our coast, salt marshes, marina, streets and Read More

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Hurricane Center reclassifies Michael to Category 5, the first such storm to make landfall since 1992

Category 5 Hurricane Michael at landfall in Florida. (University of Wisconsin at Madison) By Ian Livingston, Washington Post April 19 Monster hurricane Michael, which decimated the Florida panhandle last October, is now rated at the top of the scale for classifying these destructive storms. The National Hurricane Center announced Friday that it had reclassified Michael as Read More

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Things to do this weekend…

By Star Staff Report Posted at 1:01 AM     Legion Fish/Fry BBQ Chicken Dinner. The Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 will host its annual Fish Fry/Chicken BBQ on Good Friday, April 19 at the Centennial Building Park area (rain or shine) beginning at 11 ET until the food runs out. Cost of a plate is Read More