WHO: The Gulf Okaloosa Island WHAT: CALL FOR BARTENDERS! Battle at the Bar benefitting Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge DESCRIPTION: The Gulf restaurant on Okaloosa Island is now officially accepting applications for bartenders to apply to compete in their Best Bartender Competition sponsored by Ketel One. The Gulf will select 15 bartenders for this exciting craft […]

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30A TV (www.30a.tv) expands 30A television programming to Panama City CH 10. 30A Television began daily broadcasting of some of it’s popular programs on WOW ! cable network this week. Viewers with WOW cable (formerly Knology) can tune in 7am – 7pm for the 30A television programming. 30A television already broadcasts in 9 counties on […]

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Homeowners’ lawsuit:  County’s beach-sign ban flouts First Amendment SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL;  July 18, 2016: The owners of a beachfront home sued Walton County today for banning signs on private beach property — including the signs against trespassing that the homeowners have installed on their privately owned beach property to safeguard their privacy, personal safety, […]

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Bay Club of Sandestin AVAILABLE LISTINGS AT BAY CLUB SANDESTIN The Bay Club is located on the beautiful grounds of the Resort at Sandestin, just eight miles east of Destin on Hwy 98. The area is noted for having spectacular shopping, exhilarating sunsets, historical sites, an almost continuous calendar of events, and for being the […]

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Bay Breeze Patio Presents the Third Annual “Eggs On the Beach” Egg Fest, Sept. 24, at Seascape Golf Beach & Tennis Resort. Registration now open for cook teams and tasters to participate in this popular cooking competition MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.—June 10, 2016—Bay Breeze Patio, an official retailer of the Big Green Egg, will host the […]

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30A-life-shinesEvery day, The 30A Company works hard to promote our laid-back beach lifestyle and to help support and promote Gulf Coast businesses. But we’re also very passionate about giving back to our local and global community. Here are a few of the worthwhile projects that we’re very proud to be involved with: The Sonder Project 360 Blue, YOLO Board and The 30A Company are founding partners of The Sonder Project, a non-profit organization that supports high-impact, sustainable projects aimed at ending extreme poverty and hunger, locally, domestically and abroad. What does “Sonder” mean? Sonder is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own — each with a story to tell and each with a story worth hearing. One of our endeavors is Project: feed, a program that helps vacation rental companies across the country to collect and redistribute the nonperishable food items routinely left behind by departing guests. We then work with a network of nationwide volunteers to redistribute the otherwise discarded food to local charities and food banks in each community. Over 100 vacation rental management companies have already joined the program, and the hope is that with minimal effort, Project: feed can help the vacation rental industry come together to make a real impact in the fight against hunger. In December 2015, our Sonder team completed construction of a new school in the village of Bagyambin, Burkina Faso, in Africa. The new school will make education possible for 77 students in the village, which is a huge milestone in a country where 78 percent of the population is illiterate. Our team also completed construction of a water well in the village of Nabadogogo, Burkina Faso. Prior to the completion of this project, the 3,500 people living in this village had to spend hours and walk miles to retrieve filthy water needed for survival. With a water well now in their community, they can enjoy clean water near their homes and use their most valuable resource — time — in more productive ways. To learn more about The Sonder Project, or to find out how you can get involved, please visit thesonderproject.org. 30A Sticker Donation Box Partnership with Alaqua Animal Refuge So far, we’ve given away over 990,000 of our famous round blue 30A stickers. Although we give them away for free in local businesses, donation boxes have been set up in many locations to encourage contributions to Alaqua Animal Refuge, our local no-kill animal shelter. Alaqua Animal Refuge is located on 10 gorgeous acres of farmland in Freeport, just north of Santa Rosa Beach. As many as 100 animals are adopted every month at Alaqua, and the refuge is home to as many as 250 animals at any given time. It costs about $80,000 a month to run Alaqua, which is dependent on private donations. To date, our 30A Sticker Donation Box partnership has raised over $130,000 for this special local charity. Any local business that would like to have an Alaqua Animal Refuge 30A Sticker donation box can call Alaqua at 850-880-6399. 30A Charity Golf Classic Created by The 30A Company’s co-founder Angela Ragsdale, the 30A Charity Golf Classic has raised over $73,000 for charities to date. Proudly sponsored by The Aesthetic Clinique and many other local businesses, 100 percent of all proceeds from this annual event go straight to help local charities in need. In its first year, $23,000 was given to Off The Mat and Shelter House Domestic Violence Center. In 2014, $27,000 was raised for Alaqua Animal Refuge. In 2015, $23,000 was raised for Food for Thought. In 2016, the tournament’s charity partner will be Children’s Volunteer Health Network. For more information about the 30A Charity Golf Classic, visit 30Acharitygolfclassic.com. 30A 10K & Fun Run Partnership Every Thanksgiving morning, thousands of runners gather in Rosemary Beach for the 30A 10K & 1-Mile Fun Run. The annual race, organized by Karen Meadows, Craig Baranowski and Amy Stoyles, benefits different local charities each year with a focus on families and children. To date, the 30A 10K has raised over $150,000, and The 30A Company is a proud sponsor of this new holiday tradition. For more information, visit 30a10k.com. In addition to these initiatives, The 30A Company frequently donates product, promotion, time and resources to many other wonderful local organizations and events, including South Walton Fire District, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Food for Thought, Seaside Neighborhood School, Cultural Arts Alliance, The Repertory Theatre, Children’s Volunteer Health Network and many more. Get involved! To learn all about South Walton’s many wonderful local charities, please visit 30Acharities.com.

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Alys-Beach-Digital-GraffitiThe Alys Foundation is giving away a free, four-night stay in this stunning Alys Beach home during Digital Graffiti — the world’s first projection art festival! The lucky random winner will arrive on Thursday, May 12, 2016, and stay four incredible nights, departing on Monday, May 16, 2016. The winner will also receive six weekend passes to Digital Graffiti (valued at $300 each), which is being held May 13-15, 2016. The entire package is valued at over $5,000, and the deadline to enter is March 28, 2016. CLICK HERE NOW TO ENTER TO WIN! Check out the home: Learn more about Digital Graffiti:

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hat and 30A beach chair 1200Looking for a summer internship? Want to be able to go back to school bragging that you snagged the best one ever — a summer at the beach? The 30A Company is looking for a few good interns who are passionate and have a strong work ethic. You will have the opportunity to assist with wide-ranging aspects of our fast-growing business including editorial, journalism, graphics design, retail, marketing, radio, video, social media, product development, branding and business management. Learn more about The 30A Company here. If you have an interest in any or all of these areas, please email your resume and cover letter to feedback@30a.com by February 28, 2016. We look forward to hearing from you!

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