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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Melissa Farrell

Melissa is one of three co-authors who worked together to create Saints of Old Florida, a beautiful keepsake book that captures the essence of real life in the Florida Panhandle, in other words, not the stuff that goes in brochures. Melissa opened Joseph’s Cottage, a lifestyle store, in 2002 in Port St. Joe. For her, connecting with others who shared their stories and love for this area was the most meaningful aspect of creating Saints of Old Florida.