News for Announcements

Thursday, September 21, 2017
A fundraising event for the Collins Family, Dan Jam, was hosted on Sept 18. 2017. The event was a huge success, raising over $12,043.24 for this amazing local family."How can you judge a man any better than the sheer volume and friends willingness to be there, when needed.” Alan Laird, Proprietor AJ’s Restaurant GroupDan Collins, who is a local music icon, who has helped shape the local music ...read more
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2017) – Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) has received a $5,000 from the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County. Led by Jennifer Steele, the CAA is a local arts agency founded in 1993 to support the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education.   The generous gift qualifies CAA as a Theatre for Young Audiences TYA) Executive Producer ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The merger marks one of the largest real estate transactions to date in the Florida Panhandle  DESTIN, FL. (September 19, 2017) – Century 21 Blue Marlin announced today its merger of Pelican Real Estate to form Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican. Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican joins the companies’ affiliates, Fine Homes & Estates and Commercial divisions.  Pelican Real Estate, was established in ...read more
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – (Sept. 19, 2017) Ten years ago Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC) celebrated its first delivery at the Family Birth Place (FBP). Baby Zoie Anne Pierce of Santa Rosa Beach, born at 7:24 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2007, was Walton County’s first hospital-delivered baby. Zoie was delivered by Dr. Jennifer Esess, OB/GYN with assist from registered nurse Shelia ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
WHO:                   Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort  WHAT:                  This fall, couples are invited to dig in for the ultimate weekend-for-two at Hilton Sandestin Beach with the new Feast & Sleep Package, which features a tempting mix of beachfront bliss and delicious dining. Enjoy a $200 gift certificate to Seagar’s ...read more
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Shalimar, FL – September 18, 2017 – CareerSource Okaloosa Walton’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the award of a grant to provide employment readiness and placement services exclusively to Veteran’s spouses.  The Veteran’s Spouse Employment Program will provide Veteran’s spouses with comprehensive assessments, labor market information, resume assistance, interviewing skills workshops, ...read more
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Friday, September 15, 2017
Café Thirty-A is proud to present its annual Charity Christmas Soiree. The Soiree will be Friday, December 1, 2017, and will be a Christmas theme, with proceeds benefitting Caring and Sharing of South Walton.   From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. guests are invited to delight in the beautiful holiday decor. Dress is evening attire with black tie optional. In addition to a buffet and passed heavy hors ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2017) -- A local electric cooperative is sending line crews, trucks, equipment and supplies to south Florida Tuesday, Sept. 12, to help restore power to areas hit by Hurricane Irma Sunday.  Twelve CHELCO linemen packed up bucket trucks and supplies and are traveling to Glades Electric Cooperative (GEC) in Moore Haven to help restore power after Hurricane Irma ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
DESTIN, FLA. — (Sept. 11, 2017) Do you have a heart for art? Then feel free to lend a hand. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.   Various shifts are available, including set up (on Friday, Oct. 27), main entry, artist relief, children’s ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Destin, FL (September 12, 2017)…Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast (KWEC) is one of very few KW Market Centers across the nation to be selected to host a BOLD program. BOLD is an exclusive 7-week, once a week class led by expert and nationally known real estate trainers. Keller Williams corporate was recognized by Training Magazine as the world’s #1 training organization across all ...read more
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (September 8, 2017) – To support their neighbors displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Gulf Place Community is hosting a fundraiser.  The “Bands of 30A Storm Relief Concert” will be held on the Gulf Place Amphitheater, Sunday September 17, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. with all proceeds from the event being donated to Matthew 25 Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. (September 7, 2017) –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 hurricane evacuation plan to protect the safety of patients and also provide emergency care during and following the storm. Sacred Heart has a comprehensive hurricane plan in place designed ...read more
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
The 12th Annual Season Launches Six Exciting Music Concerts on Oct. 24 with“An Evening with Chris Mann” and Culminates on March 31 with a World Premiere Concert Performance of “The Music Man”  MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Keeping the tempo at the forefront of the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast maintains the tradition of a “symphony ...read more
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
The gift marks the largest single donation ECTC has received from a local business  Miramar Beach, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2017) – Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) has received a “modern” gift.   As it nears the launch its 5th anniversary season, ECTC received a donation from a local business that specializes in modern interior design and furnishings. Todd D. Reeves (who is a member of ECTC’s Board ...read more
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Thursday, September 07, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (September 6, 2017) – Gulf Place on 30A is pleased to announce three new merchants have opened for business. New merchants include Affinity Boutique, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Emerald Coast and Shunk Gulley Liquor & Wine.   Affinity, meaning a strong attraction to, is a women’s boutique owned and operated by local, Theresa Barrett. Barrett opened her first ...read more
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Destin, FL (September 5, 2017)…LuLu’s announced they will be hosting Spirit Night for Destin Elementary again for the third year. With LuLu’s donating 10% of their food and drink sales to the Destin Elementary PTO, Spirit Night will be held the second Monday of every month through April 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. “The first Spirit Night will be September 11. We are glad we can help Destin Elementary ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Announcements
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2017) — Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) invites the community to help support one its own.   Darla Briganti, ECTC’s lead educational programming instructor, has been traveling to and from Orlando to care for her ailing husband Kevin Kain. After a nine-month battle, he passed away August 31. ECTC has established a public GoFundMe campaign to help her with ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Seagrove Beach, FL (September 4, 2017)…723 Whiskey Bravo owners, Skip and Victoria Moore, announced that to date, their restaurant has successfully raised $28,000 to benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) Pierce Family Children’s Center in Defuniak Springs.  They achieved this by accepting $20 or greater donations from guests for the stuffed animal Riley therapy dogs on ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2017) — Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) launches its fifth anniversary season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast with a hilarious musical comedy — the first ECTC has produced on its Professional Main Stage.    “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” with music by Jimmy Roberts, book and lyrics by Joe Dipietro opens the season Sept. 14, 2017 and runs through ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Destin Commons South Street Expansion Area by World of BeerDestin Charity Cornhole TournamentSunday, October 1, 12:30 pm   Sign up to participate in the 2nd Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament, or come out and be a spectator at the widely popular sporting event at Destin Commons on Sunday, October 1, at 12:30 pm. The tournament is a partnership with Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center ...read more
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Destin Commons South Street Expansion Area by World of BeerDestin Charity Cornhole TournamentSunday, October 1, 12:30 pm   Sign up to participate in the 2nd Annual Destin Charity Cornhole Tournament, or come out and be a spectator at the widely popular sporting event at Destin Commons on Sunday, October 1, at 12:30 pm. The tournament is a partnership with Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (August 30, 2017) – Emeril Lagasse’s newest restaurant is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Emeril’s Coastal Italian opens daily at 11:30 a.m., seven days a week offering one menu for both lunch and dinner.  The menu is Italian and Gulf seafood-inspired, serving a variety of dishes from fresh pastas, flatbread pizzas and house made meatballs to a local fish special of ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Emeril’s Coastal Italian Now Open in Grand Boulevard New restaurant serves classic Italian and showcases local seafood    Miramar Beach, Fla. (August 30, 2017) – Emeril Lagasse’s newest restaurant is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Emeril’s Coastal Italian opens daily at 11:30 a.m., seven days a week offering one menu for both lunch and dinner.  The menu is Italian and Gulf ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on National Public Lands Day for a “Cache In, Trash Out” Adventure on September 30, 2017 from 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.  September 30th is also Bike Your Park Day.  Participants will be exploring the park by foot or by bike while looking for thirteen geocache locations.  At each location visited, event participants will learn more about the ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a Sunset Paddle on September 30, 2017 from 5:00p.m. - 7:30p.m.  Experience Campbell Lake on a Ranger guided paddling tour.  Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over 12 yrs old.       Program is $40 per person.  Space is limited.  Advanced online registration is required and can be done at www.topsailparkfriends.org.   ...read more
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
improv workshops and classes for adults.  
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
DeFuniak Springs, FL – On Friday, August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm. The storm brought high winds, storm surge, and multiple feet of rain causing catastrophic flooding in the Houston area, displacing thousands of people.Since landfall, there have been numerous calls to County Commissioner offices asking what we can do to help. In particular, District 2 ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Economic, Community
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
WHAT:         The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host The Market Shops 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity—Walton County on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The third annual event will feature unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.: Event organizers are pleased to announce upcoming plans for fall programming at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. While locals and resort guests continue to flock to new merchant stores, free and family friendly events will provide entertainment and fun for all ages this fall.    Kicking off the season, The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host Baytowne Art Walk over Labor Day ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Over 25 dancers from across the region came to refine their technique in multiple styles of dance and learn from celebrity instructors including Melissa “MJ” Jackson, Alexa Anderson and Matt Aylward. All three instructors were excited to return to this year’s intensive after teaching the dancers in summer 2016.    Photos attached:    Photo 1: Dancers had a blast in their hip-hop sessions with ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
SEASIDE, FL (AUG. 24, 2017) — Seaside Schools rings in its 21st school year with the help of many new faces. One of Florida’s first public charter schools begins the 2017-18 school year by welcoming a new head of schools, teachers, staff and Board of Directors. Dr. Scott O'Prey, 58, was named head of school for Seaside School, Inc. and principal of Seacoast Collegiate High School (SCHS) in ...read more
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Fore Her benefits local women who are battling breast cancer and struggling financially  (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida – July 17, 2017) Time to tee up and get benefitting Fore Her.Fore Her, Inc. is currently accepting sponsorships, donations and registration for its 5th Annual Fore Her Golf Outing.  The event will take place on Friday, September 29 at the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club in Santa Rosa ...read more
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