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The Walton County 2015 school year began Monday, August 10, and drivers will once again be encountering children commuting to school, some for their very first time. In an effort to raise driver awareness that children and school buses will once again be part of weekday traffic, the South Walton Fire District will assist by providing visual reminders at several schools for...
When Food For Thought Outreach signed the lease for their new Destin Pantry location in November, the vacant building and surrounding property needed a lot of love. Despite the outward appearance of the property, Jon Kazek saw the potential. Co-owner of Dixon Kazek Morrison Custom Homes, Jon volunteered to work with the City of Destin, the Destin Chamber of Commerce...
What do the Pulitzer Prize, London’s West End, Moscow English Theatre, Cinema LaClef, Paris, African American Arts Alliance, Pitch Music Awards and Chicago Art Institute all have in common with 30A? Following a tradition dating back to 1993, seven distinguished artists honored by these cultural institutions will arrive in Seaside on January 4, 2016, to participate in Escape To Create, the multi-disciplinary...
In August of 2014, Café Thirty-A created the Lucky Dog Martini in hopes to raise money for the non-profit animal rescue, Alaqua Animal Refuge. One dollar from every Lucky Dog sold goes to support Alaqua. Harriet Crommelin, who is always looking for ways to contribute, owns the restaurant in Seagrove Beach. “We love doing anything we can to help support Alaqua,"...
Visit South Walton hosted a plaque dedication ceremony late last month to commemorate Lacey and Mike Meyer, a local couple who donated approximately 975 linear feet, or three acres, of beachfront property to Walton County. “I want to thank the Meyer family for their generous donation of beachfront property to Walton County,” said Walton County Commissioner Cindy Meadows. “This donation...
Walton County recently became the first in the Florida Panhandle to enable people in need to send a text message to 911 and be answered by a trained 911 operator. There are only six counties in the entire state that have provided this emergency service so far. As personal technology has become an important part of many of our daily lives,...
Medical sharps are defined as objects capable of puncturing, lacerating or otherwise penetrating the skin. These include syringe needles, lancets, suture needles, scalpel blades and glass waste. While many people in our community use sharps during the treatment of numerous medical ailments, including diabetes, a large number do not know that there is a proper way to dispose of...
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce its Employee of the Quarter Sarah Biernacki. Sarah is “dependable, intelligent, attentive to detail and always willing to help others – never putting herself first.” No matter what task Sarah is given she is always “positive, motivated, selfless and never complaining about her responsibilities.” Sarah has assisted the agency in many tasks. One...
Host Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Andries of the PBS special series ’10 Towns That Changed America’ will be in Seaside to present a partial screening of one of three films that take a look at America’s built environment. The screening will take place from 6 – 7 p.m. on January 11, 2016, at the REP Theatre in Seaside. Using a variety...
When he was 25 years old, Justin Gaffrey quit his job, threw away his watch, got rid of all his keys and vowed never to work for anyone else again. This year, he celebrates his 15th anniversary at his gallery in Blue Mountain Beach and he’s become one of the most successful artists in South Walton. Gaffrey recently sat down...
The Premier Development Group, a leading developer in Northwest Florida, has launched presale reservations for Thirty-One, a new gulf front condominium complex to be built in Seagrove Beach. Positioned high above the Gulf of Mexico, the new four-story Thirty-One development will be situated on one of the last remaining undeveloped beachfront properties on 30A. Located in Seagrove, just 1.5 miles east of...
The Nathan Abbott Team at ResortQuest Real Estate recently opened it's new office in Miramar Beach. The Nathan Abbott Team received highest honors for top sales 2012 - 2014 out of more than 100 ResortQuest realtors across Northwest Florida. The team is led by President, Nathan Abbott, with 11 members and growing. Abbott is the third generation of Abbott Realtors, continuing the...
The Seaside Institute is offering courses in creative writing and architectural photography this fall. Don't miss the opportunity to work with a master in the field you are pursuing. WHAT: Creative Writing Workshop with author John Dufresne The short fiction workshop will meet from 9 a.m. to noon to discuss the stories you’ve written. Dufresne will address concerns about writing and storytelling and lecture on narrative...
Walton County Commissioners have postponed an upcoming meeting to discuss organizational options for the South Walton Tourist Development Council, including privatization. The meeting was scheduled for November 10. It will be rescheduled some time in January, according to Louis Svehla, the public information manager for the county commissioners. The South Walton TDC is responsible for increasing the tourism economy of Walton County....
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