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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Jay Tusa has been named the new director of Walton County's Tourist Development Council. The recently hired Tusa has more than 16 years experience in the hospitality industry. Before joining the council, he held the positions of director of communications and research for the Louisiana Office of Tourism and executive director for the River Parishes Tourist Commission. Tusa holds a bachelor's degree in communications...
Tickets are on sale now for South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival, taking place April 28 – May 1, 2016, with another prestigious lineup of celebrity winemakers. Personifying the new age of French winemaking, Ronan Laborde, CEO of Château Clinet Pomerol, will join an A-list of celebrities throughout the wine and culinary industry world, who will wine, dine and entertain as...
It's critical for our community to connect with official, accurate and timely information during times of crisis. Visit South Walton encourages industry partners to take and share the Walton County Emergency Management Public Survey to allow Emergency Management staff to analyze stakeholder feedback to improve services to local residents, businesses and visitors. Click here to take the survey. The mission of Walton County...
Just in time to honor National Child Abuse Awareness month, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center opened their second location earlier this month. On April 8, the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs officially opened their doors with a ceremony and tours for the public. Approximately 1,100 cases of child sexual and physical abuse are reported each year in Okaloosa and Walton...
The Premier Development Group, a leading developer in Northwest Florida, recently began construction on Thirty-One, a new gulf-front condominium complex in Seagrove Beach. The new development is situated on one of the last remaining undeveloped beachfront properties on 30A. The 3.92-acre property has over 335 feet of private beach. Four stories tall, Thirty-One will include 31 condos each with a private study, beach front balcony and...
The Florida Department of Transportation has determined that a permanent signal is warranted at the intersection of County Road 83 and US Highway 98 in Santa Rosa Beach. The temporary traffic signal on U.S. 98 at the intersection of County Road 83 (Old Blue Mountain Road) in Walton County was permanently activated on March 24. Drivers are advised to use caution when...
Over 900 students at local middle schools in Okaloosa and Walton counties will play a hands-on role in restoring coastal dune lake and barrier island ecosystems this April as part of the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance's new Dunes In Schools program. In combination with monthly lessons about these rare and delicate environments, the students will plant over 1,100 sea oats to...
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center will soon have two child-friendly centers, one in Niceville and a new one in DeFuniak Springs. The nonprofit organization's mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect and protect children, restoring their lives and futures. The organization is always in need of volunteers in various capacities. Volunteers can serve at either of the centers, or at any...
The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is looking for Water Quality Monitoring volunteers, also known as Citizen Scientists, for the following locations in the Freeport area, just north of South Walton: Alaqua Bayou LaGrange Bayou Mallet Bayou Choctawhatchee River mouth Citizen Scientists collect monthly water samples and water chemistry data. Anyone interested should contact the alliance's monitoring coordinator, Brandy Foley. For more info, visit Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance.
Walton County resident and businessman, Republican Mark Wichern, has announced his second bid for U.S. Congress, Florida, District 1. Wichern self-funded most his own campaign in 2014. Wichern said he is running as a "constitutional conservative" Republican who stands for local control of government and education. Wichern, the son of a Korean War Veteran, is the owner of Restoration Coach, a small business...
Over 60 tennis enthusiasts of all levels gathered together at Tops’l Beach and Racquet Resort last month for the Love All tennis fundraiser to support local nonprofit, Food For Thought Outreach, in their mission to fight child hunger in our community. Local tennis pros, Joe D'aleo and Christoffer Fasth, led this year’s doubles challenge and expanded the event to include both...
Sugar Beach Interiors is celebrating 30 years of business in Miramar Beach. More than 50 clients and friends joined owner, Karen Waterfield at Sugar Beach Interiors late last month for the company’s Pearl Anniversary party. Guests enjoyed dinner by Celestine’s and live music by David Seering. Karen Waterfield attributes the success of the company to the longevity of their staff, with many...
As the residential population continues to increase throughout Walton County, Commissioner Cindy Meadows is leading a discussion on the future of senior opportunities south of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Approximately 20 people attended a meeting earlier this year to discuss opportunities that may exist to offer more services to senior who reside south of the bay, specifically during the evenings and on weekends....
IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida, Inc. recently announced the dates for their upcoming membership and informational meetings.   The group began in 2012 with a simple idea: 100 women give $1,000 each to create a $100,000 grant to meet a community need. In just four years, the organization has already given $921,000 directly to local non-profits with not one penny of member...
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