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Governor Rick Scott has announced that Chef Jim Shirley will represent Florida at the 12th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The event, designed to spotlight America’s best seafood communities and chefs, is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, 2015. “Florida has won the Great American Seafood Cook-Off for three years, and we are excited to have another opportunity to participate and share the...
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...
Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine’s Sunshine 30A Trolley will now make regular stops Gulf Place. This public transportation system provides complimentary transportation along Florida's scenic Highway 30A seven days a week from May 23 through September 7. The trolly runs from noon to midnight. The stop at Gulf Place will be at Trustmark Bank located just north of the intersection of Highway 30A and...
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...
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...
Raw & Juicy, 30A’s original organic juicery and raw food outlet, has experienced such growth since first opening its Airstream for service in Seaside in 2008 that a lifestyle boutique seemed a natural next step. In the spirit of the Seaside’s livable, sustainable founding principles of New Urbanism, Raw + Juicy Life is now open, offering alternative dining, beauty, gift,...
A bonfire at a construction site turned into a multi-story fire has led to one arrest for arson. On February 6, South Walton Fire District responded to a fire on Jans Way in Santa Rosa Beach. As they worked to control the fire from entering the woods, the second and third floor of the unfinished home fell, leaving just a...
Get a first-hand look at all the different law enforcement missions of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and meet the men and women who protect your community with this Citizen Law Enforcement Academy series. The experience can be eye-opening for citizens looking to see what goes on behind the scenes at the Sheriff's Office. The series is held every Thursday night between October 8...
On January 20, 1986, a 24-year-old Dave Rauschkolb opened the doors of Bud & Alley’s for business in the then-tiny community of Seaside. In the first year, Rauschkolb had about 15 employees. Now, he employs hundreds each year at the original restaurant, as well as Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar and Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar. On Wednesday evening, Rauschkolb gathered with many...
The 30A Company announced an exclusive partnership with TripShock to launch a new online booking engine to promote activities, tours and hotels in South Walton. “There are so many fun things to do here on 30A, but learning about all of them can be a challenge for visitors,” said 30A’s Mike Ragsdale. “The new ’30A Tours’ platform will enable us to...
A father struggling to find work is now struggling to find words to thank a handful of Walton County Sheriff’s deputies who helped provide food, clothes and shelter for him and his two daughters. The paths of the two parties crossed in late February following a traffic stop for expired tags. During the evening hours of February 20, Deputy Chad Biernacki initiated a...
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...
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club, awarded “Best Golf Course” by Visit South Walton voters, celebrated long-serving employee, Donald “Gene” Childs for his 25 years of service in the club’s golf maintenance department as the club foreman. Gene is well respected by his co-workers and the members at Santa Rosa. “Gene is first and foremost one of the most dedicated...
The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) alongside NWF Environmental Stewards will kick off their 'From Shelves to the Shores' Program with three community libraries — Niceville Public Library, Destin Library and the Coastal Branch Library in South Walton. Over the next three months, the Alliance will host activities every other week at these libraries for children aged 4-12. The children will participate...
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