News for Announcements

Friday, June 22, 2018
Please make plans to attend a Hurricane Preparedness Public Workshop held at the South Walton Courthouse Annex on July 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., hosted by Walton County Emergency Management.   Some of the topics that will be discussed include:   •             What does Emergency Management do? •             Evacuation decision making process •             Public alert and notification - Alert ...read more
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
How Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Prepares for Major Hurricanes In collaboration with the Walton County Emergency Management (WCEM) and the South Walton Fire District, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC) developed a comprehensive hurricane evacuation plan to protect the safety of patients and provide emergency care before, during and following severe weather. Sacred ...read more
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort was named a “Silver Medal Resort,” by Tennis Resorts Online for the seventh consecutive year. The ranking places Hidden Dunes among the top 50 tennis resorts. Located in Miramar Beach, Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort features six championship clay courts. The Tennis Center consistently receives high marks for overall tennis experience, tennis staff, and ...read more
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Gulf Coast Go Announces 30A Brew Tours Trolley Service Brings South Walton its First Ever Beer Tour   Gulf Coast Go, a new transportation service in South Walton and Destin, kicks off operations with South Walton's first ever 30A Brew Tour. The first tour available will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is $75 a head. It will begin at 1:00 p.m. and make three stops over three hours at ...read more
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
39th Annual Marvin DeBolt Junior Golf Classic   The 39th Annual Marvin DeBolt Junior Golf Classic will take place on July 11th and 12th at Eglin Golf Course. This two-day golf tournament, presented by the Northwest Florida Daily News, will host local and regional beginner and experienced junior golfers. Proceeds raised from the tournament will benefit Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center. ...read more
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast will be extending Programming hours starting 2018 -2019 School Year   Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, a leader in youth development, is excited to share that they will be extending program service hours to create a bigger impact on members.  The organization, which is celebrating 50 years of service this year, continues to inspire kids to build ...read more
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
PUBLIC NOTICE  Future Walton County Planning Commission Meetings to begin at 4:00PM             At the June 14th Walton County Planning Commission Meeting, the Planning Commission voted to begin starting all future meetings at 4:00pm.   In the past, these meetings were held at 5:00pm.   We appreciate your attention to this time change.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Federal Lawsuit Could Bar Public from Beaches and Recreation Areas A federal lawsuit, filed on behalf of a beachfront homeowner, attempts to block Walton County, Florida’s efforts to legally recognize customary use, or the public’s long standing right to use the beaches for recreational purposes. This lawsuit has national implications and, if successful, could deny the public’s traditional right ...read more
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Monday, June 18, 2018
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Friday, June 15, 2018
Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty ExpandsSeven new team members welcomed in May and June  Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty, an industry leader in the Northwest Florida Panhandle, is pleased to announce it has once again expanded its talented team of real estate professionals. In the past two months it has welcomed Jeff Warda, Allison Schmitz, Karen Bartik, Kadi Higginbotham, Marsha ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
SHORT FISHING PIER SURVEYWalton County has developed a short survey regarding the potential construction of a public fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico.  We appreciate your time in completing this survey.  This link will be active until July 13th.Click Here to Take the Survey
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Coastal Luxury Principal Broker Erin Oden recognizes that 30A is a niche market filled with exceptional properties whose buyers and sellers merit exceptional representation. Erin recently added four members to her elite team. The agents’ varying, successful backgrounds—a local veteran realtor, a former psychologist, a medical business owner, and a tourism pro—bring new energy and unique ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Sweetbay Montessori School is opening in August of 2018 with two classrooms, an Early Childhood class and an Elementary class.  Sweetbay Montessori School, a non-profit private authentic Montessori school, will be offering a hands-on, individualized education program based on the Montessori philosophy and method for students ages 3 years of age through 9 years of age with plans to expand through ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has again achieved a 3-star rating for Coronary Artery Bypass surgery. This is the highest category of quality awarded by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for this procedure. In 2017, only 10-15 % of hospitals in the nation received the “3 star” rating.  The Society of Thoracic Surgeons developed a comprehensive rating system for the quality of Coronary Artery ...read more
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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Yolanda Jones has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional network of doctors. Dr. Jones will practice at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, located at 7720 U.S. Hwy. 98 West, Medical Office Building, Suite 310 in Miramar Beach. Dr. Jones will perform inpatient and outpatient gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive, robotic hysterectomies, ...read more
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Open House and Ribbon Cutting for New Cardiovascular Outpatient Clinic at 30ASacred Heart Medical Group will host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, June 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to formally announce the opening of their new healthcare office in Inlet Beach.Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the community’s first Ascension Medical Group clinic. Meet the doctors Amna ...read more
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sacred Heart Adds Internal Medicine to New 30A Office Internal medicine physician Dr. Michelle Parker has relocated her practice to the new Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart at 30A, located at 12805 US Hwy 98 East, Suite G201, in Inlet Beach. Dr. Parker joins the office of cardiologist Dr. Amna Ahmed. She is accepting new patients and most major insurance plans. For information or to schedule ...read more
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Sacred Heart Health System Names New CEO As Ascension Unites Florida Sites of Care   Ascension has appointed Tom VanOsdol to serve as the chief executive officer of Sacred Heart Health System as well as St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Jacksonville. In his new role, VanOsdol will serve as chief executive for all of Ascension’s sites of care in Florida, which include seven hospitals and regional ...read more
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 Habitat for Humanity of Walton County Raises $6,220 at 2nd Annual Hard Hats & High HeelsWomen’s empowerment luncheon doubles support in second year.   Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, Florida raised $6,220 at the 2nd annual “Hard Hats & High Heels” women’s empowerment luncheon held at Trebeache on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Presented by Silver Sands Premium ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Ready, Set, Go!Sign up now to participate in the 7th Annual Alys Beach 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, underwritten by the Alys Foundation! The yearly fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, September 2. The 5K route covers a scenic course along Highway 30A that winds through the town and ends with an over-sized bounce house for kids, music, food, and beverages available in the Amphitheatre.   Ticket ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican Announces the Purchase of Willow Creek Plantation Phase TwoLast month, Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican announced the purchase of Willow Creek Plantation Phase Two by Adams Homes. Adams Home has purchased 84 lots in Phase Two of Willow Creek Plantation, located on Airport Road in Crestview, Fla. just two and a half miles east of Hwy. 85. Adams Homes will begin ...read more
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Friday, June 08, 2018
La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar to Unveil Latin-inspired Menu June 12Chef Eric Bartholomew Revamps La Cocina Menu to Bring Diners Something Super Fresh and NewChef Eric Bartholomew, Executive Chef for La Cocina Mexican Grill & Bar in Seacrest Beach, FL was recently brought in from Colorado to take La Cocina to a new level. Eric says the new menu is "inspired by traditional Latin American ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Luxury Estates Realty Group Welcomes New Realtors to the Team Real estate firm, Luxury Estates Realty Group, recently welcomed agents, Jimmy Chambers and Patrick Halloran to their team. Chambers will serve the entire Emerald Coast and beyond, while Halloran will serve the greater Memphis area, along with the Emerald Coast as well.After 20 years of vacationing on the Emerald Coast, Jimmy Chambers ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Cruise Through Father’s Day on the SOLARIS YachtMemorable Sunset Dinner Cruise for the Entire FamilyAs the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, SunQuest Cruises’s SOLARIS yacht offers an unforgettable Emerald Coast experience for Father’s Day. Dad is the guest of honor on the SOLARIS Father’s Day Sunset Dinner Cruise on Sunday, June 17th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The SOLARIS chefs ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
TOPSAIL HILL PRESERVE STATE PARK PRESENTS GUIDED BIRD WALKS Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Audubon Society on June 13, 2018 from 8:15a.m. - 10:15a.m. Walk along with Dr. Caroline Stahala for a guided bird walk and learn about the birds you are seeing in the park. If time permits, you will also explore the beach. The program runs June through August. In July, the program will be on ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on June 18, 2018 from 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m for a guided plant stroll. Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. The program is on the third Monday of the month. In July, the program will be on July 16, 2018. In August, the program will be on August 20, ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
A PART OF TOPSAIL TALKS: AN EDUCATIONAL DISCOVERY SERIES Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on June 15, 2018 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about the Florida Black Bear that calls the Florida Panhandle home and how you can live “Bear-Wise”. This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Talks is a monthly ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Thursday in June, July and August at 9:00a.m. for a weekly Ranger program. While the starting time has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not. The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival A Festival Focused on Craft Beer and Spirits is Coming August to Shades Bar and Grill in Inlet Beach The summer heat is no match for the SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival - The inaugural event will be held on August 3, 2018 from 12- 4PM at Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach, FL. Cooled tents will set the stage for the outdoors event, with tables that ...read more
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Marvelous Manhattan Comedy Club Promises a Sexy Evening of Comedy, Wine, Food & Fun, Friday, June 15  MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA (May 29, 2018) – “If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything,” so said America’s legendary blonde bombshell sex symbol Marilyn Monroe.  When you take Marilyn Monroe, sexy wine, exciting auction items, lots of laughs and a swanky 1950s vibe and put it ...read more
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
On May 17, 2018 United Way of Okaloosa & Walton Counties (UWOWC) launched Women United, a women’s affinity group that will “Lead the Charge and Inspire the Change” by providing women of our region exclusive opportunities for direct service, mentoring, and professional/leadership development. Women United will spearhead recruitment efforts for the new UWOWC Reading PALS Grant in collaboration ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that the local United Way has earned this top distinction.  “The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (May 29, 2018)—The Premier Property Group is pleased to announce Karen Hughes has joined the locally owned and independent real estate sales firm as a new agent based in their WaterColor office.   Born and raised in Marietta, Ga., Hughes has been coming to the Destin and Panama City areas for most of her life. Her lifelong dream was to live at the beach, which she ...read more
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Gulf Place Announces Summer Dates for Sunday Markets  Gulf Place on 30A is pleased to announce the summer dates for their Sunday Markets. Located on the green, the Gulf Place Sunday Market will feature artwork, candles, food, and more from local artisans around the Emerald Coast. Beginning June 3, 2018, the Sunday Market will take place every Sunday, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and will occur in ...read more
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
McCaskill & Company Releases 2018 Calendar of Events   ​ McCaskill & Company announces their 2018 schedule of events. Beginning in May, McCaskill & Company will host exclusive jewelry designers and special events in their Destin gallery to showcase their designs and educate the public about their work. Each event is free to the public and goes from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  The schedule of ...read more
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Music, Movies, Magic and More at The Village of Baytowne Wharf This Summer  Miramar Beach, Fla.: Event organizers have announced upcoming plans for the summer season at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin, including Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July festivities, and free, evening events.   Kicking off the summer vacation season, The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host free, ...read more
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Monday, April 30, 2018
Gulf Place on 30A Releases Free Summer Sunday Concert Series Lineup  Gulf Place on 30A announces the lineup of the Summer Sunday Concert Series sponsored by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Kicking off on June 3, 2018, each week will feature a different local or regional band, ranging in genres. Performances will be appropriate for attendees of all ages. Concerts are from 6-8 p.m. and are ...read more
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Friday, April 27, 2018
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL (4/26/2018). Sandestin Investments, LLC (SDI) has received a development order from the Walton County Board of County Commissioners to proceed with the building of a new 250-room full-service hotel and conference center. The Sandestin Hotel and Conference Center will be located adjacent to the Baytowne Conference Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This four-star hotel is ...read more
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Monday, April 09, 2018
   Fun Comes "Naturally" at the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center! Check out these 2 Awesome Summer Camp programs to keep campers learning and exploring this Summer.Information Below:2018 Wednesday Summer Day Camps​Art and Nature Adventures9:00 AM -2:00 PM​Wednesdays this SummerAges 5-12$45 Each Session---------Register at www.eowilsoncenter.orgCamp Description: Get Ready to Paint, Move, Play, and ...read more
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Emerald Coast Theatre Company presentssummer on stage 2018   Calling junior thespians from pre-school to high school to join us on stage and backstage to act, sing, dance, joke and spar —all summer long in 10 fun theater camps  Calling all drama queens (and kings) to the stage. It’s finally the proper time to “act out!” Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC), a not-for-profit professional theater ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Get fit every full moon atThe Henderson! On March 31, make plans to attend Full Moon Yoga on the Beach from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is a  $20 donation to theEmerald Coast Fitness Foundation!   
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