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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
SOUTH WALTON, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the largest full-service beachfront resort hotel on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, and Northwest Florida’s longest standing AAA Four-Diamond Restaurant, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, are the proud recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Now in its seventh ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (July 25, 2017) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, announces Pure CRE’s return as center leasing agency and new merchant, Amavida Coffee and Tea. After a short intermission, Pure Commercial Real Estate (Pure CRE) has returned as the active leasing agency for The Market Shops. The relationship between the two entities ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Destin, FL (August 1, 2017)… Destin Commons will be hosting their 2 nd Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament at 12:30 on Sunday, October 1. The tournament is a partnership with Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) and Cumulus Media with proceeds benefiting ECCAC in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The center is seeking cornhole participants for a double elimination ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
New Grand Boulevard restaurant to serve classic Italian and showcase local seafood Miramar Beach, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – While the anticipation for Emeril’s Lagasse’s new restaurant in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin builds, Chef Emeril and his team have been working diligently on all aspects of the restaurant, preparing for a late summer opening. Shane Quinlan has been named the ...read more
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Monday, July 24, 2017
On July 19 th , District 2 Commissioner and Chairwoman Cecilia Jones hosted her second Roundtable of Local Business & Community Leaders meeting at the Walton County Tourist Development Council Visitor’s Center. During the first meeting, held on June 21 st , Walton County RESTORE Act Coordinator Billy Williams presented a PowerPoint and gave information regarding the RESTORE Act and ...read more
Categories: Economic, Announcements, Community, Political
Monday, July 24, 2017
Local Art Advocates Channel Arts & Entertainment Industry Icons and Stars to Champions Arts Education on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast DESTIN, FLA. — (July 24, 2017) Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announces an artistic twist to its 7th Annual Celebrity Server Luncheon to be held on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Bonefish Grill at 4447 Commons Drive East in Destin. Local business leaders ...read more
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Monday, July 24, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (July 21, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is holding a free, community nutrition class on Monday, Aug. 7 titled “Superfoods for a Super You.” This wellness education is designed to connect participants with new ways of eating to maximize health and quality of life by incorporating the top 10 superfoods into their diet. Join Registered ...read more
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Monday, July 24, 2017
2017 Empowering Women Symposium presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walton County, Fla. (July 21, 2017) – The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 5th Annual Women Symposium on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Presented by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, the theme of “Empowering Women” ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Destin, FL (July 19, 2017)… Destin Commons announced the opening of two new stores for shoppers. They are Kids Foot Locker and The Dressing Room Boutique, with both stores located on the main street in the center. Kids Foot Locker is a children’s athletic retailer that offers a one-stop shop with a large selection of brand-name athletic footwear, apparel and accessories for children. ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
DESTIN, FLA. — (July 20, 2017) The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Art Exhibit component of the 22nd annual Festival of the Arts (Oct. 28-29, 2017) at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Fla. One of the unique features of the Festival is the Collaborative Art Exhibit, which showcases the work of seasoned and ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Freeport, Florida (July 19, 2017) – Nurse practitioner Phillip Smith, ARNP has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional network of providers at Sacred Heart Medical Group at Freeport, located at 281 State Highway 20 E. Smith graduated from nursing school at Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Alabama, where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He received his ...read more
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Proceeds from the festival benefit Fisher House and Sandestin Foundation for Kids Miramar Beach, Fla (July 18, 2017) - The 31st Annual Sandestin Wine Festival, the most established and continuously running wine festival in the Florida Panhandle, announced today the organization donated $65,920 to two deserving local charities. The proceeds are from the four-day event, held this past spring at ...read more
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Miramar Beach, Florida, July 17, 2017 - Emerald Coast Chiropractic is pleased to announce the addition of Miramar Beach’s newest chiropractor to their staff. Dr. J.D. Whidden officially joined the team at Emerald Coast Chiropractic in March and has been busy over the last few months getting involved throughout the community in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Dr. Whidden is originally from ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
-EVENT BRIEF- WHO: Boggy Bayou Productions LLC. WHAT: American Legends Labor Day Music Festival WHEN: Friday, September 1, 2017 6:00 PM-9:00 PM WHERE: Mattie Kelly Arts Center 100 College Blvd. E Niceville, Florida 32578 DESCRIPTION: Boggy Bayou Productions LLC with Co-Sponsor The Mattie Kelly Arts Center is hosting the American Legends Labor Day Music Festival at the Mattie Kelly Amphitheater ...read more
Categories: Community
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Destin, FL – Hall of Fame Dealer Legendary Marine presented checks to Emerald Coast Autism Center and William Augusts Bowles Museum and Historical Foundation from funds raised at the 2017 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Poker Run held on May 13, 2017. Check presentation took place during Destin Chamber Business After Hours event on June 22, 2017 at the Legendary Marine Showroom located in Destin, ...read more
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Summer is in full swing, and so are the weekly Red, White, and Blue Hero Celebrations at HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor. Each Thursday, a number of heroes representing local veterans, firefighters, police men and women, active duty military, or organizations who have made a difference in the lives of others are recognized for their service. The patriotic salute begins with a WWII T-6 ...read more
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Celebrate with live music, a paddle race, beach games and more as we take back the beach! We are saying goodbye to summer with the ultimate throw down on the North Beach of South Walton! The Bay and Borago are coming together with 30A and YOLO Board to host a party and paddle board race after a long, hot summer. The party will begin at noon the day after Labor Day at The Bay with great food ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (July 10, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality excellence that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 2017) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida presented the Big of the Year award for Okaloosa and Walton County to Chris Parker on Thursday at Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast. The Big of the Year award is presented to the Big Brother or Big Sister who has gone above and beyond as a positive role model. Parker, a radiographer at Sacred Heart, ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
ECTC’s 2017-18 Season includes Four Professional Main Stage Productions, Three Professional Theatre for Young Audiences Productions, Four Educational Theatre Productions and More Miramar Beach, Fla. (July 7, 2017) — Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) takes the center stage spotlight for a moment to celebrate the launch of its fifth anniversary season on the Northwest Florida Gulf ...read more
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Monday, July 10, 2017
DESTIN, FLORIDA – (July 7, 2017) Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) has named husband-wife duo Tony and Vivian Zack of Destin, Florida, the 2017 Festival of the Arts poster contest winners. Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts, produced by MKAF, is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year on the Emerald Coast. This ...read more
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017 - Grit & Grace, Inc., Walton County’s Official Folk Life Production, is proud to announce plans for their upcoming production entitled, ‘Live From The Lake Yard’. This year’s play is once again lead by the dynamic duo, Ronnie McBrayer and Brandon Elkins, who have teamed up to bring us the last two years of Grit & Grace productions. Ronnie, as ...read more
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Summer is in full swing, and so are the weekly Red, White, and Blue Hero Celebrations at HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor. Each Thursday, a number of heroes representing local veterans, firefighters, police men and women, active duty military, or organizations who have made a difference in the lives of others are recognized for their service. The patriotic salute begins with a WWII T-6 ...read more
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
National Home Furnishings and Decor Retailer makes Northwest Florida debut Miramar Beach, Fla., (June 30, 2017) – Pottery Barn is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The home furnishing and retail giant has dominated the retail industry for more than half of a century and has grown into one of the most recognizable and desirable brands in the country. Pottery Barn’s new, ...read more
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Miramar Beach, FL — Cindy tried her best, yet even a tropical storm couldn’t deter the perseverance and skills of the committed fleet of 36 boats competing in the 2017 Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. The final outcome was decided by only two pounds, with Don’t Blink named the 2017 tournament champion. Angler Mike Hickey, Capt. Skip McAllister, mates Sid Little, Wayne Riles ...read more
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
(Santa Rosa Beach, FL – June 29, 2017) ¾ Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida has opened a model home at 30A Townhomes at Seagrove, a new luxury townhome community located at 4293 East County Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach. A rare find on 30A, this new development will include 26 luxury townhomes with single car garages and a community swimming pool. ...read more
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
WHAT : The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming events for the month of July. Pre-registration is requested for all events. Please register at http://www.waltonareachamber.com/ . The event schedule is as follows: July 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – First Friday Breakfast, sponsored by the City of Freeport, at E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center; 4956 State Highway 20, Freeport, FL ...read more
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Inmates incarcerated at the Walton County Jail were given a unique opportunity to plan for their return to the community Friday. Career Source of Okaloosa Walton in conjunction with Emerald Coast Technical College put on a career day bringing their mobile unit to the jail off Triple G Road in DeFuniak Springs. The event was aimed at teaching inmates about the ...read more
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The family-friendly races benefiting Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center take place Sunday, Sept. 3 WHAT: Runners and families gather in Alys Beach for the Sixth Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on the Sunday before Labor Day, September 3, 2017. The certified 5K starts at the Alys Beach Amphitheatre and winds through the Gulf-side community and nature trail. Following the 5K, the 1 Mile ...read more
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
June 20th, 2017- A Superior Air Conditioning Company is celebrating the start of summer by kicking off their Annual Fun in the Sun Photo Contest! The Contest is active from June 20th- July 18th. Participants are asked to submit a photo of them and their family having fun in the sun. Anyone over the age of 13 is eligible to participate. As pictures are shared, fans of A Superior Air Conditioning ...read more
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
DeFuniak Springs, FL (June 27, 2017)… The Freeport Kiwanis recently held a golf tournament with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC). The $7,500 donated went to complete a pledge by the Kiwanis to sponsor a room at the Pierce Family Children’s Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs. ECCAC’s mission is to prevent child ...read more
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
LandrumHR, a professional employer organization (PEO) company in Pensacola, FL, is proud to announce that David McCullough is their new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). David is an experienced executive, having held leadership positions within successful, growing companies for more than two decades. He has led various organizations through extended periods of change while maintaining focus on both ...read more
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Miramar Beach, FLA. (June 28, 2017) – Alfonso Academy’s five New Light Dance Project (NLDP) members competed in the Platinum National Dance Competition at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City, Florida, from Monday, June 12 th to Saturday, June 17 th . As a group, NLDP owned the competition, with their performance of “Believe” winning Top Lyrical Teen Elite Small Group ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Miramar Beach, FL. (June 27, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is hosting a monthly breastfeeding support group series through the leadership of the La Leche League starting on Wednesday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m. and continuing the first Wednesday of each month. The leaders for both local La Leche League groups, La Leche League of the Central Panhandle and La Leche League of ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (June 27, 2017) – Everkrisp is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Created and owned locally by husband and wife duo Brendan and Ashley McMahon, Everkrisp is an innovative and exciting new restaurant concept that combines the satisfaction of clean eating with the ease of fast food. Everkrisp features locally grown greens and vegetables by supporting local farmers ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
WHAT: Following the success of their first ever OneBlood Drive, The Market Shops will host their second drive on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The OneBlood Big Red Bus ® will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98. OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Walton County, Fla— Walton County Sheriff’s Office is hosting their annual Backpack Drive for the third year in a row to benefit children in need in our community as they prepare to go back to school this fall. Through July 28, 2017, WCSO will be collecting backpacks and other school supplies needed for Walton County students to attend classes. Donations can be dropped off at the ...read more
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Walton County District 4 Commissioner Sara Comander, in conjunction with Walton County Public Works, is proud to announce the official opening of the Splash Pad at Choctaw Beach Park. Choctaw Beach Park is located at 12450 State Road 20 in Freeport and sits on the north shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Over the past 24 months, the park has undergone a major transformation, and the addition of the ...read more
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