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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WALTON COUNTY WEEKLY BEACH SAMPLING RESULTS – 4 Advisories Issued WALTON COUNTY WEEKLY BEACH SAMPLING RESULTS ~Four Advisories Issued for This Sampling Period~ The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) conducts regularly scheduled saltwater beach water quality monitoring at seven sites through the Healthy Beaches Monitoring Program. Samples are collected from March through […]

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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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Santa Rosa Beach FL  – Hard to spot – “like specs of pepper” Sea lice are actually the microscopic larvae of jellyfish and other ocean stingers which contain the same nematocysts (stinging cells) as their parents. In many areas of the Gulf and Caribbean also sometimes found in Indonesian sea the primary culprit causing “sea […]

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30a-video-toursThe 30A Video Tours series, sponsored by NatureWalk at Seagrove, is an entertaining look at all 30A has to offer, from eating out to hiking and biking down some of our wonderful and secluded beachside trails. We’ll be rolling out new installments all year. In the latest episode we take a look at all the great sporting activities available in the 30A area from pickle ball, golf and tennis to yoga by the Gulf of Mexico. CHECK IT OUT: More episodes in the series: The 30A Video Tours series is brought to you by NatureWalk at Seagrove.

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Photo by Sean MurphybeSpring Break is HERE, folks, and we’ll be welcoming tens of thousands of visitors this season! Here’s a quick snapshot of when the major colleges, universities and school systems will be here. Looking for something fun to do while you’re here? Check out 30A Tours to book your Spring Break adventure NOW!   February 27 – March 5 School  Enrollment Ohio University 38,000 Rice University (Texas) 6,000 Rollins College (Fla.) 2,300 Temple University (Penn.) 37,700 University of Florida 49,600 University of Michigan 42,800 Wright State University 18,400   March 5 – March 12 American University (D.C.) 10,000 Appalachian State University (N.C.) 17,500 Arizona State University 72,300 Ball State University (Ind.) 22,100 Barry University (Fla.) 9,300 Baylor University (Texas) 15,200 Boston University (Mass.) 30,800 Bowling Green State University (Ohio) 17,800 Central Michigan University 27,000 College of Charleston (S.C.) 9,900 East Carolina University (N.C.) 27,000 East Tennessee State University 15,600 Emory University 13,900 Florida State University 40,500 George Mason University (Va.) 33,400 Georgetown University (D.C.) 17,200 Grand Valley State University (Mich.) 24,700 Illinois State University 20,800 Mercer University (Ga.) 5,500 Michigan State University 48,000 Middle Tennessee State University 24,200 Minnesota State University 15,700 Minnesota State University Mankato 13,600 Missouri State University 21,100 North Carolina State University 34,000 Northern Kentucky University 15,500 Northwestern University 20,000 Old Dominion University (Va.) 24,200 Park University (Mo.) 25,500 Pennsylvania State University 44,900 Sam Houston State University (Texas) 17,700 Southern Methodist University (Texas) 12,000 Tennessee Technological University 10,000 Troy University (Ala.) 29,700 University of Central Florida 59,000 University of Georgia 33,400 University of Memphis (Tenn.) 18,000 University of Miami (Fla.) 16,800 University of Minnesota 52,600 University of Pennsylvania 21,300 University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) 28,800 University of South Carolina 45,300 University of Tampa (Fla.) 6,900 University of Virginia 21,200 Vanderbilt University 12,700 Virginia Commonwealth University 32,000 Virginia Tech 31,000 Webster University (Mo.) 21,100 Western Kentucky University 21,100 Western Michigan University 25,100   March 12 – March 19 Armstrong Atlantic State University (Ga.) 7,600 Auburn University (Ala.) 25,500 Clemson University (S.C.) 15,500 Cleveland State University 17,200 Colorado State University 32,000 Columbia University (N.Y.) 27,700 Dallas Independent School District (Texas) Duke University (N.C.) 14,800 Florida International University 48,000 Georgia Southern University 20,300 Georgia State University 40,000 Gulf Coast State College (Fla.) 7,200 Harvard University (Mass.) 21,300 Indiana University (System) 83,700 Iowa State University 31,100 Kansas State University 24,400 Leon County, Tallahassee School System   Mississippi State University 20,000 New York University 38,400 Northern Illinois University 25,400 Ohio State University 56,900 Oklahoma State University 26,100 Oklahoma University 30,800 Purdue University (Ind.) 39,800 State University of New York (System) 465,000 State University of West Georgia 11,700 Stony Brook University (N.Y.) 24,700 Syracuse University 20,500 Tennessee State University 8,500 Texas A&M University 53,400 Texas State University 34,300 The George Washington University 24,600 University of Alabama 33,600 University of Arizona 40,000 University of Connecticut 22,500 University of Houston 39,900 University of Iowa 30,400 University of Kansas 29,500 University of Kentucky 28,100 University of Maryland 37,700 University of Massachusetts 68,400 University of Mississippi 20,800 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill 67,100 University of North Florida 14,300 University of North Georgia 9,000 University of North Texas 36,200 University of South Alabama 15,100 University of South Florida 47,200 University of Southern California 41,000 University of Southern Mississippi 18,000 University of Tennessee Knoxville 27,600 University of Texas 38,500 University of West Florida 10,200 Valdosta State University (Ga.) 13,100 Wayne State University (Mich.) 32,600   March 19 – March 26 Bay County (Panama City, Fla.) Public Schools   College of DuPage (Ill.) 29,000 Drexel University (Penn.) 25,500 Georgia Institute of Technology 20,500 Huntsville (Ala.) School District   Jacksonville State University  (Ala.) 9,500 Kent State University (Ohio) 42,600 Little Rock (Ark.) School District   Louisiana State University 29,600 Loyola University New Orleans 5,000 Miami University (Ohio) 20,200 Nashville (Tenn.) School District   Okaloosa County (Destin) Public Schools   St. Louis Public Schools   Texas Tech University 32,700 Tulane University (La.) 13,400 University of Akron (Ohio) 24,600 University of Alabama Birmingham 18,000 University of Arkansas 24,600 University of California Irvine 30,000 University of California Los Angeles 42,200 University of Cincinnati 42,700 University of Colorado Boulder 29,900 University of Illinois 28,100 University of Nebraska 50,000 University of Oregon 20,700 University of Wisconsin 42,300 West Virginia University 29,700 Western Carolina University (N.C.) 10,000   March 26 – April 2 Alabama State University 5,800 Birmingham (Ala.) Public Schools   Cornell University (N.Y.) 21,000 Dothan (Ala.) School District   Eastern Michigan University 23,000 Fayette County (Lexington, Ky.) Public Schools   Saint John’s University (N.Y.) 15,700 University of Louisiana (System) 24,500 University of Missouri 35,500 University of North Alabama 7,300 University of West Alabama 5,200 Walton County (Santa Rosa Beach) Public Schools     April 2 – April 9 DeKalb County (Ga.) Public Schools   Fulton County (Ga.) Public Schools   Jefferson County (Kent.) Public Schools   Kennesaw State University (Ga.) 32,500 BOOK YOUR SPRING BREAK ADVENTURE NOW! Although we did our best to verify all of the above information, of course, you should check with your school before making any travel plans. Please report any corrections to feedback@30A.com, and if your school isn’t listed, please shout out your dates below!

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