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Storytelling is taking off in Madison

Story Submitted A record crowd of listeners is expected this year for the 4th Annual Madison County Florida Tellabration!TM.  The Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18, is the day that you will find a big tent, a stage, and hundreds of chairs waiting for the festivities to begin at O’Toole’s Herb Farm. You will want to be there by 10 a.m. for the first telling concert and stay for more all throughout the day. This year’s featured tellers are: Appalachian folk tale teller/musician, John Thomas Fowler; nationally recognized teller (and one…

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Dinner and Murder (For Fun) at the Main Street Playhouse

Story Submitted Mystery, dinner and fun are back on the menu at the Main Street Playhouse in Madison as the RATT pact takes the stage once again for their annual murder mystery dinner theatre. Keeping in the spirit of Agatha Christie, this year’s show A Murder Has Been Renounced will keep audience members guessing, and laughing, until the very end. Show dates are November 2, 3, and 4 with the Thursday performance offering a dessert-only option. Written by Lee Mueller and performed by local talent, audience members will be entertained…

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Leslie Peebles gives art talk at NFCC

Story Submitted Artist Leslie Peebles of Alachua, the featured artist at North Florida Community College’s Hardee Center for the Arts in September, gave a public art talk on Wednesday, Sept. 27, sharing insight into her work, inspiration and technique. She told interesting stories about her “Evolution of an Artist Soul” exhibit, including the places, spiritual influences and vivid dreams behind many of the works on display. Peebles draws much inspiration from our area’s natural beauty. “North Florida has been my home for most of my life and my images depict…

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Veteran receives mortgage-free home

Story Submitted Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, awarded today a mortgage-free home to U.S. Airman First Class Raun Hampe through Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront program. The home was donated by JPMorgan Chase & Co. “It means the world to me,” said Hampe, of Valdosta, Ga. “I will be closer to my son, and I will see him more often and be closer to the VA hospital. I am speechless – what you all do for military…

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