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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Destin’s Chef Al Massa of Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer will face 13 other chefs from around the country for the title King or Queen of American Seafood in the 18th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off. To be eligible to compete in the event, chefs must either hold the current title of King or Queen […]

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An Exquisite Evening on Fine Wine and Food Chef Michael Sichel of Soleil in Destin, Florida is gearing up to host one fabulous evening. On August 3, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., guests will arrive and be seated at the Chef’s table for an experience like no other. Chef will walk you through each course and […]

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 Classes Offered for Both Children and Adults Begin August 13 There’s no tap dancing around it, Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s 2022 Fall Educational Theatre programs offer something for everyone including both children and adults. “There couldn’t be a time where self-expression through the performing arts is more essential for our children,” said […]

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Main Street DeFuniak Springs has been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of Accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™. “We are extremely proud to […]

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  JOIN US THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH FROM 7 – 10PM … Songwriters David Bourné, Kree Harrison and Jason Martin to headline Tim Jackson’s Songwriters Performance Series Live at the Bait Shack on Thursday, August 18th to raise funds and awareness for the Point Washington Medical Clinic . The event, scheduled to take place from 7 […]

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It was a good news, bad news scenario when a fire occurred at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s 23 year old location in Niceville that provides healing and protection to area children experiencing abuse and neglect. ECCAC’s CEO, Julie Porterfield commented, “We are just incredibly sad and devastated that our Niceville Center suffered […]

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Please join two-time, James Beard award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson at Ovide THIS FRIDAY for a special dinner benefiting the Emerald Coast Autism Center. Use promo code HUGH22 for $200 off each ticket ! Chef Hugh Acheson will be at Hotel Effie for a night to remember serving a multi-course exclusive menu with wine pairing by […]

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Alaqua Animal Refuge announced today that it is releasing six new episodes as part of its podcast series “Laurie Hood’s Difference Makers,” now in season two. Hosted by Alaqua Founder Laurie Hood, the podcast series celebrates the work of advocates from around the world—the “difference makers” who have dedicated their lives to animal protection and […]

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Commissioner Michael Barker completes educational program to better serve the community  ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Commissioner Michael Barker was presented with the Advanced County Commissioner Level I designation from the Institute for County Government at an award ceremony held at the Florida Association of Counties Annual Conference and Educational Exhibition in […]

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Niceville and DeFuniak Springs, FL …It’s back to school time and the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s prevention team is ready. They have had their Child & Teen Safety Matters prevention programs in place for the past several years.  Each year, ECCAC’s staff educates and empowers Okaloosa and Walton students with information and […]

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County announces the opening of its art exhibition titled “Surrender: Letting Go To Gain Perspective,” the first outcome of its Prison Art Program expansion. The show will feature more than 30 original paintings and works on paper created by residents of the Walton Correctional Institution who took […]

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WALTON COUNTY, FL – JULY 5, 2022 – Last week, the Board of County Commissioners became aware of an audit completed by the Clerk of Court and released to the general public on July 1, 2022. That audit covers purchasing cards , travel vouchers, and use of county vehicles, and focused solely on each of […]

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“The Great War Through a Doughboy’s Eyes” by Gregory S. Valloch MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.– “The Great War Through a Doughboy’s Eyes” was released on March 23, 2022 and chronicles the service of Corporal Howard P. Claypoole, told through the lens of his grandson and Miramar Beach local, Gregory S. Valloch. Corporal Howard P. Claypoole served […]

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Last week, nine new sculptures and a Super Reef Anchor Point were added to the nation’s first permanent Underwater Museum of Art in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Fla. Named by TIME Magazine as one of 100 “World’s Greatest Places,” the UMA is the […]

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The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s Board of Directors recently announced Dr. Dennis Lichorwic as their newest board member. Dr. Lichorwic is well-known in the community and a practicing cosmetic dentist. He founded the Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in 1999. With great success over the years, he now has offices and cosmetic […]

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 Walton County is seeking public input as it begins the creation of a new strategic plan. The result of the strategic planning will help guide the direction of County efforts based on strategic priority areas established by the Board of County Commissioners through two public workshops in May 2022. Walton County residents can provide their […]

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10 Reasons to Celebrate the 2022-2023 SEASON Six Main Stage Productions, Three Theatre for Young & Very Young Audiences Productions, One 10 Year Celebration and More to Come Miramar Beach, Fla. With its 10th anniversary season Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents six professional main stage productions, three Theatre for Young Audiences, […]

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In this role, English will lead OK2Charge’s global sales, marketing, customer experience and strategic partnership efforts. SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL, USA, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — OK2Charge, LLC, the software and technology platform for electric vehicle charging equipment and software services designed for residential, commercial, and vacation rental properties, today announced Wes English now […]

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SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL, — June 25th marks the 9th anniversary for Redd’s Fueling Station restaurant. Redd will be the Singing Bartender that Saturday night, singing song requests from her vast songbook of over 400 cover songs. ”I’m so grateful to reach this milestone. Time has flown by, but here we are despite hurricanes, bridge […]

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Morgan Wallen Set To Headline Sunday, June 4, 2023 – June 10, 2022 – The Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, lauded by Billboard as one of “The 10 Best Country Music Festivals,” wrapped its 10th anniversary Sunday night with record crowds from all 50 states. Highlights included an added fourth night of music, one of the final […]

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New Partnership Formed between Alaqua Animal Refuge and Healing Hoof Steps Equine Assisted Therapy Alaqua Animal Refuge and Healing Hoof Steps have established a new partnership to provide equine assisted therapy to individuals struggling with mental health issues in our community. The partnership between the two organizations is an exciting extension to Alaqua’s Equine Interactions […]

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K-12 Architecture Makes the Grade in People’s Choice Competition TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lourdes Solera, FAIA, 2022 president of AIA Florida, the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, chose the theme Empower and Elevate for her leadership year, and there are few things that empower and elevate communities more than […]

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Destin Commons Announces 11th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ, Music, and an Independence Day Firework Extravaganza DESTIN, FLA – Smoke on the Coast is back at Destin Commons. The 11th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival, benefitting Coins for a Cause, is making a return on Sunday, July 3, 2022. This […]

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Panama City Beach’s newest gated community, Laguna Haven, is hosting its Grand Opening and Social on June 15, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. The public and press are invited to attend as well as all members of the real estate community. This pet-friendly development is tucked away in Laguna Beach on the city’s west end, just […]

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An Exclusive Wine Dinner with Mora Estate’s Winemaker Fabiano Ramaci The Courtyard at Pescado in Rosemary Beach will be hosting an exclusive wine dinner with Fabiano Ramaci from Mora Estate, a boutique winery based in Sonoma County, California, on June 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Fabiano is the only winemaker in California crafting Amarone style […]

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Carl Dismukes, owner of Panama City Beach based Coastal Stagedesigns, is pleased to announce their official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place on June 15 at 4:15 p.m. at the Laguna Haven Community. Laguna Haven will also be celebrating its grand opening with a social […]

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Specialty Restaurants has officially opened their newest and fifth Whiskey Joe’s Bar and Grill restaurant, situated on Pensacola Beach. Located at 400 Quietwater Beach Road, at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Whiskey Joe’s is a casual, waterfront beach bar known for its “Floribbean” inspired cuisine, tropical libations, and relaxed island vibes. The Whiskey Joe’s brand […]

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Soleil is officially open in beautiful Destin, Florida. Located in The Inn at Crystal Beach, the stunning views from the beachfront patio, bar, and dining room add to the warm, upscale atmosphere. Proprietors Bart and Micah Begley opened Soleil on May 8, 2022, just in time for summer. The new beachfront dining experience is led […]

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The Sinatra Show Featuring Josh Sirten to be staged on June 10 – Purchase a package of all three concerts for $75. Emerald Coast Theatre Company announces a change to the second offering of the Summer Pop Series line up. The Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. event will now be The Sinatra Show. Josh […]

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