“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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Summer visitors to Walton County will once again be able to enjoy complimentary day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Walton County Tourism Department is paying the cost of entry for day-use visitors to increase available parking for beachgoers during the peak […]

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Save the dates for three June fun-raiser concerts and comedy nights to raise funds, awareness Emerald Coast Theatre Company is searing some sizzle into summer 2022 with a hot live entertainment series in June. The Summer Pop Fun-raiser serves up three fun-filled Friday evenings of pop rock and, comedy and improvisational comedy theater. The […]

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Proceeds will benefit Seasons of Hope and South Walton Academy On Saturday, June 18, Back Beach Barbecue will host their fifth annual “Hog Bash” to celebrate five years in business. From 12-4 p.m. guests are invited to the Panama City Beach restaurant, located at 19714 Panama City Beach Parkway, to enjoy a smoked whole hog, […]

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CORCORAN REVERIE, AFFILIATE OF THE CORCORAN GROUP, WELCOMES NASHVILLE FIRM TO GROWING OPERATION AND BECOMES OFFICIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE FOR NFL’S TENNESSEE TITANS Corcoran Group, LLC announced today its affiliate, Corcoran Reverie, has welcomed Worth Properties LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, led by co-founder, President, and Principal Janet Jones, to its growing operation. The announcement was […]

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Destin, Florida, prepared to be dazzled! PRESTO! at The Magic Parlor is a spectacle of magic featuring five internationally-renowned acts that have graced the stages of Broadway, London’s West End, America’s Got Talent and more. Guests will be transported to an amazing world in this tapestry of illusion, showmanship, and outright hilarity with this timeless […]

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May 17, 2022 – Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 30A Distilling Co celebrates its brand launch and tasting room Grand Opening at 605 North County Highway 393, Building 15-B, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 on Saturday, May 28th. The 30A Distilling Co Grand Opening Party is free to the public and runs from 2:00 PM – […]

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VERO BEACH, Fla., May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2022-23 Best Assisted Living Community and Best Memory Care Community. Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida has received two prestigious […]

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The partnership will allow 30A Media to reach a wider audience of up to 50 million US homes. SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL, USA, May 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — 30A Media, a leading broadcaster of hyperlocal TV and video programming has signed an agreement with Castify.ai, an omnichannel content distribution platform that allows video content owners […]

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Announcing the Second Annual Dune Laker Paddle Boil   To celebrate two years in business, Distillery 98 is hosting a two-day anniversary event on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30. Their second-annual Dune Laker Paddle Boil event will kick off with a crawfish boil and local live music celebration at the distillery followed by a […]

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Calling all animal lovers and golf enthusiasts! Alaqua Animal Refuge announces its inaugural golf tournament, “FORE! The Love of Animals,” to be held Saturday, May 21 at Windswept Dunes Golf Course in Freeport, Florida. The Tournament begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start and scramble format. Presented by Top Dog Title Sponsor Insurance Zone, […]

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A celebratory groundbreaking took place on Tuesday, May 3 to mark the commencement of construction on the new permanent facility for The Point Washington Medical Clinic . The PWMC staff, Board of Directors and volunteer team are all excited for what this building means for the growing roster of patients as well as the greater […]

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Walton County Emergency Management is excited to host HERricane Florida, Landfall: Walton County, a FREE weeklong girl’s day camp dedicated to transitioning young women into community leaders and showcasing the emergency management field as an obtainable and rewarding career path. This week-long camp is for young women entering 9 – 12th grade in the 2022 […]

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Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 30A Distilling Co announces the launch of its new distillery located at 605 North County Highway 393, Building 15-B, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The tasting room is open to the public beginning April 30th, 2022 Thursdays – Fridays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturdays – Sundays 3:30 pm – 8:30 […]

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 The Tutu Trot is a public 5k Run/Walk on May 7, 2022 in beautiful Hammock Bay in Freeport, FL benefitting Haven House and Matrix Community Outreach Center. All entries are $35 and include a t-shirt and one raffle entry for a prize that includes a two night stay at Hotel Effie in Sandestin, breakfast for […]

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Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, FL Announces Annual Women’s Empowerment Event  On Friday, May 6, The Merchants of Rosemary Beach happily present Walton County Habitat’s 4th Annual Hard Hats & High Heels Luncheon. Join us at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in the Linkside Ballroom, adjacent to the Sunset Bay Café, from 11am – […]

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Main Street DeFuniak Springs Prompts Resolution of the City Council Declaring May 2022 as National Preservation Month in the City of DeFuniak Springs Spotlights “People Saving Places” DeFuniak Springs, Florida • April 26, 2022 — On Monday, April 25, 2022, a Resolution was read by Mayor Pro-Tempore, Todd Bierbuam, on behalf of the City Council […]

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