A group of locals has come together to help Chef Brannon Janca, owner of Down Island Gulf Seafood Restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. The holiday fundraiser, called Janca’s Jingle Bell Jamboree, will be held at Down Island on December 17, 2022 from 6-9PM and will include live music, a wine walkabout, local area chef […]

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Ryanhood is bringing their high-energy, big-harmony, dueling acoustic guitar approach to Santa Rosa Beach for two shows, December 16 & 17, 2022. “A Winter’s Evening with Ryanhood,” is a live holiday touring show based on the duo’s award-winning album, On Christmas. An evening of songs and storytelling, heartstrings and laughter, the show features a blend […]

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Sinfonia Youth Orchestra presents Festive Favorites, Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather with family and friends to celebrate the joy of music this holiday season. On Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents the Sinfonia Youth Orchestras in concert at Destin High School. Holiday Magic is […]

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 Emerald Coast Storytellers, a local writers group that has shown impressive growth since their inception in July, will be hosting their first ticketed event at Distillery 98 Thursday, December 8. The guest speaker, also known as the “Featured Storyteller,” will be #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, Meredith Wild. Meredith Wild […]

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2022 will soon be signed, sealed, and delivered – and Pescado is ready to celebrate! Pescado will be offering two options for reservations this New Year’s Eve – December 31, 2022 – an Early Bird Reservation Time for $250.0 + 7% Tax and 23% Gratuity AND a Late Night Reservation Time for $290.0 + […]

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Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown & HARDY to Headline June 1-4, 2023 in Panama City Beach Organizers of the Gulf Coast Jam Presented by Jim Beam today revealed the exciting full lineup for the four-day Country Music Festival, June 1-4, 2023 in Panama City Beach. Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown and HARDY have […]

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Enjoy a memorable family Holiday experience at LuLu’s in Destin for their 7th Annual Billy Claus free event on Sunday, December 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Who is Billy Claus? He is Santa’s warm weather-loving brother who lives in the Caribbean, but comes this way every year to help Santa during the Holiday season. […]

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The Harbor Rats Charitable Foundation, an organization founded on giving back to their community, has chosen Alaqua Animal Refuge as one of their beneficiaries. “As we were looking to expand our reach and choose another charity to add as a beneficiary, Alaqua was a clear and unanimous choice” said Marvin Holthouser, chairman of the Harbor […]

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A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Christmas Cabaret at the Boulevard The Christmas Season has arrived and Emerald Coast Theatre Company is offering three fantastic shows to get you in the spirit! First up, A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live On Stage. By Charles M. Schulz, adapted by Eric Schaeffer with special […]

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Stars from the Broadway hits Jersey Boys, Motown: The Musical, and A Bronx Tale recreate the greatest music in American pop and rock history Ready for some “harmony” this holiday season? Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents Holiday Pops Featuring the Doo Wop Project on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention […]

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The South Walton Fire District is asking for the community’s help in fighting hunger ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday by hosting the first SWFD Heroes Against Hunger Food Drive. Northwest Florida residents can bring nonperishable and/or canned food items to any of the five SWFD fire station locations through November 18, during the hours of […]

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Alaqua Animal Refuge, the Southeast’s premier non-profit animal shelter and sanctuary, has named Paul Arthur as its new Executive Director. The organization did not have to look too far from home as Arthur has been embedded in the local community for years and has a breadth of valuable experience and perspective to lend. He takes […]

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The Market Shops hosted its Seventh Annual Bloody Mary Festival on Saturday, October 22. The signature event, powered by Step One Automotive Group, raised a record-breaking $50,000 for Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. The sold-out event showcased 15 of the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast, each serving unlimited tastes of their […]

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No matter your age, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s 2023 Spring Educational Theatre programs offer something for everyone. The popular Educational Theatre Program provides creative and engaging offerings designed especially for young thespians from pre-school to high school, as well as adult classes. The full schedule of class dates and times along with and registration rate […]

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Grace Pizza and Shakes will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, October 29 at their newest restaurant, located in the old Pickle Factory at 38 Clayton Lane in Grayton Beach. Founded in 2021 by Adrian Hembree and Vincent Nandlal in Alvin, Texas, Grace is the story of their mission and values expressed through the […]

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Niceville and DeFuniak Springs, FL …It’s not too early to start planning for this year’s Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Holiday season to help children in need. This year, ECCAC is creating a toy room for their families and agency partners to “shop” for children from newborn, up to 18 years old.  […]

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Restaurant Paradis is proud to present their seventh annual Prohibition Repeal Wine Dinner, presented by 30A Luxury Vacations, on Saturday, December 10, benefitting Food for Thought Outreach. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to delight in a cocktail hour featuring a specialty cocktail made with Distillery 98’s Dune Laker vodka served in a commemorative […]

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 Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic is bringing industry leading orthopedic care to Panama City with their first new clinic opening September 12th. TOC’s entry into Panama City marks the start of a broader expansion to improve access to care in Bay County and adjacent areas that include Walton and Gulf counties. A second location is planned […]

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For the past 13 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of dedicated live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters spanning many genres of music perform their songs. The beach resort towns along Highway 30A on the Gulf of Mexico feature 30 venues presenting over 200 songwriters and 300+ solo, […]

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 The owners of Slick Lips Seafood and Oyster House, Bryce and Miranda Jarvis along with Captain Gary Jarvis, Mayor of Destin, will be opening a second location in Pensacola, at 102 South Palafox Street. Located in the Zarzaur Law building complex, Slick Lips Pensacola promises the same fresh seafood and family friendly environment that can […]

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Education Theatre Programming Performances  Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s High School theatre program presents The Edgar Allan Poe Afterlife Radio Show on Friday, October 28th, 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 29th, 2:30 pm. A tap at a chamber door and the beat of a hideous heart evoke the very best and creepiest of Edgar Allan Poe. […]

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Chef Michael Sichel of Soleil in Destin, Florida is hosting yet another Chef’s Table Wine Dinner, this time focused on wines from Italy. On October 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., guests will arrive and be seated at the Chef’s table for a five course dinner – each course paired with an Italian wine. Chef will walk […]

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On a recent pleasant fall evening, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center benefited from a dinner hosted by Mark and Kim Fressell, proprietors of Crust Artisan Bakery in Santa Rosa Beach, and Mike and Val Thompson, owners of their Thompson 31Fifty Winery located in California’s Russian River Valley. From appetizers to desserts, with wine […]

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Joins Previously Announced Headliners Morgan Wallen & Miranda Lambert June 1-4, 2023 in Panama City Beach Big Loud Records’ game-changer HARDY will bring his electric headline live show to the Florida Panhandle, when he joins Morgan Wallen and Miranda Lambert as the third of four headliners at the 11th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Presented […]

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, State Surgeon General Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo has announced new guidance regarding mRNA vaccines. The Florida Department of Health conducted an analysis through a self-controlled case series, which is a technique originally developed to evaluate vaccine safety. This analysis found that there is an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males […]

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New Mental Health Resources coming to Okaloosa and Walton County Parents  Children’s Volunteer Health Network and The Youth Mental Health Project are introducing regional chapters of The Parent Support Network to the panhandle. Two local events will be held in Okaloosa and Walton counties to discuss The Parent Support Network and the regional chapters […]

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County announces the return of one of Walton County’s favorite fall events, the Flutterby Arts Festival, which will take place Sunday, November 13th in Watersound® Town Center. In its 30th year, the Flutterby Festival will feature many returning and new activities for kids of all ages, including arts […]

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The inaugural awards honored 15 companies from across the automotive industry. Step One Automotive Group has been named a Champions of Charity honoree by AutoSuccess, a Babcox Media brand. The Champions of Charity program recognizes automotive industry companies that are making a difference in their communities, businesses and beyond with their charitable acts and donations. […]

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Comedy at the Boulevard and Cabaret at the BOO-levard Comedy at the Boulevard – Emerald Coast Theatre Company at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin proudly presents two brilliant special shows. Comedy at the Boulevard is a one night event sure to have you in stitches. Come for an uproarious night of laughs October 21 at 7:30 […]

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A Theatre for Young Audiences Performance “It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Get ready for all the tricks on stage when you come see Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat – part of Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s Theatre for Young Audiences. The show opens Friday, October 14, 2022, and […]

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Step One Automotive Group ambassador and athlete, Juan Manual “JM” Correa took home a podium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in his European Le Mans Series debut. The Prema Racing driver finished third in the four-hour race in his car shared with Ferdinand Habsburg and Louis Delétraz. “I’m extremely happy with my first endurance race,” said […]

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A few different types of Lepidoptera travel significant distances, however they for the most part head down one path   frequently following food. They travel a lot farther than any  tropical butterflies, up to 3,000 miles. They are the main butterflies to make such a long, two way movement consistently. Incredibly, they fly […]

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Luxe Life Discovered and 30A Media will produce, develop and distribute the prestigious lifestyle content 30A Media and the 30ATV Network has distribution in television operating systems via Streaming TV platforms such as Hisense, Toshiba lG alongside Roku, Fire TV, Android and Apple. “This is an exciting expansion for Luxe Life Discovered, said Rick Steiner, […]

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Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy CEO Julie Porterfield was recently surprised with a note-worthy honor to recognize her years of loyal service. At an ECCAC Board of Directors meeting last month, President Janet Parker announced that as a result of Porterfield’s 23+ years of dedication, founding and running ECCAC, the Board unanimously approved that the […]

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Registration Open, Sponsorship Opportunities Available Destin High School Athletics is pleased to announce its Destin Shark 5K on October 9, 2022. The race will start and finish at the new Beach Camp Brewpub, located at 541 US-98 in Destin, after following a scenic course through old Destin and along Joe’s Bayou. All proceeds will go […]

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30A, Florida The term “30A” isn’t known to much of the country outside the Southeast, but it’s a huge rental property area with room to grow. “30A” refers to the stretch of highway between the popular resort towns of Destin and Panama City, Florida, and it’s dotted with small communities full of charm and gorgeous […]

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Main Street DeFuniak Springs will host its 2nd Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs. The event, held outdoors on Baldwin Avenue between S. 7th and S. 8th St., will feature craft and domestic beer, food, music, axe throwing, and activities for kids and […]

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The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center received a $60,000 donation from the St. Joe Community Foundation to help with their Child Safety Matters/Teen Safety Matters initiatives in schools and mental health services provided at the Pierce Family Center.  The Center’s staff teach children safety rules, choices and strategies for recognizing and responding to safe […]

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Competition for Golf Inc. Magazine Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club was recognized in the Renovation of the Year competition in Golf Inc. Magazine’s July issue. This distinguished publication is for golf course developers and operators worldwide and their Renovation of the Year competition seeks to identify the best renovated golf venues each year. Golf […]

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Joins Previously Announced Headliner Morgan Wallen, June 1-4, 2023 in Panama City Beach – August 23, 2022 — Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Miranda Lambert joins previously announced superstar Morgan Wallen as two-of-the-four headliners for the 11th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, organizers just announced on the festival’s Facebook. Scheduled for June […]

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Are you ready to help benefit children in abusive situations, and have a fun evening at the same time? The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center presents their 6th Annual Wiggin’ Out For A Cause event presented by Great American RV Superstores on Thursday, September 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Shoreline Church […]

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Café Thirty-A to Host Annual Christmas Charity Ball in December Proceeds to benefit Caring and Sharing of South Walton Café Thirty-A, located at 3899 East County Hwy 30A, will host its annual Christmas Charity Ball benefiting Caring and Sharing of South Walton on Friday, December 2, 2022. From 6- 10 p.m., the restaurant will be […]

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The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Young Professionals of Walton County for a combined Business After Hours event on Thursday, September 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will also celebrate the center’s revitalization and its many […]

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Alaqua Animal Refuge, in conjunction with the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society , removed a total of nine horses from a residence in Holt, Florida on Thursday and Friday of this past week resulting in an open investigation for abuse and neglect. One horse that was in the most critical condition was removed by officers on […]

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“Let the Games Begin” Alaqua Animal Refuge announced today that it is participating in The Goat Games 2022, a friendly fundraising competition among 14 farm animal sanctuaries around the country to rally the support of animal lovers nationwide to raise awareness of their life-saving work and ignite social change to end farm animal exploitation. Happening […]

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“An Enchanted Evening: Celebrating a Decade of Dreams” presented by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® The Emerald Coast Theatre Company will celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a special event titled, “An Enchanted Evening: Celebrating a Decade of Dreams,” presented by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®, on Friday, September 16 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The non-profit theater company […]

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Middle School and High School Rank Among Highest Performance Schools with 2021-2022 Test Result SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – With the opening of the new 2022-2023 school year, The Seaside School, Inc. continues to earn top academic rankings by claiming the #1 ranked combination charter school in the State of Florida for the 2021-2022 school […]

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When traveling on roadways permissible for low speed vehicles, please pull over to the side of the road to allow cars to pass if you notice that traffic is beginning to back up behind you. LOW SPEED VEHICLE LAWS Section 320.01, Florida Statutes, defines low speed vehicles as “any four-wheeled vehicle whose top speed […]

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224-room Hyatt Place hotel opens steps from Panama City Beach, featuring onsite restaurant, Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill, offering coastal-American dishes and handcrafted cocktails SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Gulf Coast’s first beachfront Hyatt Place hotel is now open in Panama City Beach, bringing contemporary design and thoughtful service to […]

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The Courtyard at Pescado in Rosemary Beach is now offering a master class on cocktails and charcuterie boards. This is a great activity for a bridal party, bachelor/bachelorette party or any adventure-seeking group. While learning and creating, guests will enjoy the cheeses, charcuterie, and of course, the cocktails. The Courtyard promises a fun, interactive experience […]

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