January 9, 2015

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum -whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved f...

October 20, 2014

Putnam Blueways and Trails hosted the 2014 Florida Paddle Rendezvous. This video was taken on the paddle from the Rodman Dam on the Ocklawaha river to the town of Welaka. The lunch rest stop included a music treat of banjo music. Pay attention to the last frame. It is...

September 7, 2014

Not that you'd ever try this!


September 3, 2014

 Looking for deadheads in the Ocklawaha and St. Johns! The Chapman logging team are here! 



July 14, 2014

Saturday evening, July 12th, Florida Storyteller and Folksinger Bob Patterson held a special performance at Welaka Lodge & Resort. The weather held and over 80 guests enjoyed the festivities!

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