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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
ECCAC announces 2019/2020 board of directors  DeFuniak Springs and Niceville, FL (September 18, 2019)… At a recent board meeting, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) announced their 2019/2020 line-up of board members and officers.   Bill Fletcher is the president, Major Audie Rowell is Vice President and Alan Wood is the treasurer. Other members are immediate past president, ...read more
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida - September 17, 2019Ji•Shi Ki•chn Welcomes the Public to a Sneak Peek in Seaside, Florida Chef Jim Shirley Opens a Superfood and Small Plate Concept in Seaside Chef Jim Shirley welcomes the public to two sneak peek events at Ji•Shi Ki•chn in Seaside, Florida, on Thursday, September 19, from 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 1 ...read more
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Monday, September 16, 2019
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) was one of three Clubs across the nation to receive a new 2019 Toyota Sienna along with a $25,000 cash prize as a result of the Back2School Stuff the Bus challenge. The minivans were generously donated by national partner, Toyota.   Every day, 11.3 million kids are left unsupervised after school lets out. After school, Boys & Girls Clubs change ...read more
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Miramar Beach, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2019) — Transport yourself to a world of moonlight and magic this fall. Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) opens its seventh annual season on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast with a magical production of one of the most beloved musicals on Broadway — “The Fantasticks.”   The performance runs Thursday, Sept. 26 (opening night) through Sunday, Oct. 5 and will be ...read more
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla— A group of inmates at the Walton County Jail took a small step toward a brighter, more productive future today.  Five inmates, including one Escambia County inmate currently housed in Walton County, celebrated successfully completing the jail’s heavy equipment program this afternoon.  During the six-week course, they learned how to safely operate and maintain heavy ...read more
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (September 13, 2019) – Mark your calendars for this year’s ninth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort benefiting Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild. The event features fun activities for the whole family beginning at 10 a.m., including Abrakadoodle face painters, a ...read more
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Dr. Laura Tiu, a Florida Sea Grant Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa/Walton Counties on September 20, 2019 from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. Come learn about Lion Fish, microplastics, Nutria and other non-native species in the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf of Mexico.                                                                        ...read more
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Saturday, September 14, 2019
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on National Public Lands Day for a “Cache In, Trash Out” Adventure on September 28, 2019 from 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.  September 28th 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, September 12, 2019
DESTIN, FL (September 2019)... The wait is over! Destin Commons is excited to announce local favorites, Yuga Sushi & Sake House and Gulf Coast Burger Co. are now open for all to enjoy. These additions are part of Destin Commons' overall development plans for this year, with aggressive goals to add new and energizing dining and shopping experiences. This announcement comes on the heels of the ...read more
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
MASTERING HEALTHY AGING Every second of every day we’re aging. That’s not some big downer statement, it’s just a fact. But establishing small yet impactful lifestyle choices can greatly improve our quality of life, making aging a positive experience. Be ActiveMoving our bodies is the number one way to unlocking better health. And walking is an excellent (wink, wink) first step. So plan 30 - 60 ...read more
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
DESTIN, Fla.(September 11, 2019) – McCaskill & Company will host an exclusive David Yurman Event on Friday, October 11, 2019 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day at their Destin gallery located at 13390 US Hwy. 98 W. A portion of the sales made from the event will directly benefit the Junior League of the Emerald Coast.  Attendees will be able to view an array of David ...read more
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Chipley– The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing regarding median improvements on U.S. 331 from north of Bob Sikes Road / Corbett Drive to Bruce Drive in Walton County Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, 361 North 10th Avenue, DeFuniak Springs. The hearing will begin as an open house at 5:30 p.m. with a formal ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
ALYS BEACH ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL FIRKIN FÊTE 30A beachside community will host its first-ever festival celebrating local breweries  WHAT: A new experience awaits residents and visitors of South Walton this fall at Alys Beach. The inaugural Firkin Fête at Alys Beach will take place on Friday, October 25, with local breweries showcasing special brews in a distinctive cask ale, called a firkin, which ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
WHO: Sinfonia Gulf Coast  WHAT: An Evening at Seagar’s with Tony Award-Winner Gavin Creel  WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  WHERE: Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood4000 S Sandestin BlvdMiramar Beach, FL 32550  TICKETS: $225 per person. Limited seating remains. Tickets may be purchased now at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.  DESCRIPTION: The 14th season starts on a high note at ...read more
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Thursday, September 05, 2019
FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. — Local non-profit, 90 Works, is set to host Twilight in White at the Landing at Fort Walton Beach on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the white parties popping up around the world, the fundraising event is in its second year.“We are excited to bring Twilight in White back to The Landing, Anthony Sawyer, the director of outreach for 90Works, said. “Last ...read more
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Thursday, September 05, 2019
Chipley- The U.S. 98 eastbound travel lanes between the western boundary of Henderson Beach State Park and Matthew Boulevard will be shifted to the south the week of Sunday, Sept. 8.   The traffic shift will provide the needed space to construct the new median, turn lanes, and inside east and westbound travel lanes. During this phase of construction low-profile barrier wall will be placed in ...read more
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Niceville, FL – September 3, 2019 - On Saturday, September 7, Twin Cities Hospital will host “Crush the Crisis,” an opioid take back event. Law enforcement officers from the Niceville Police Department will be on site to assist with the collection and disposal of unused medications from 8am to 12noon. In 2017, there were more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in the U.S.–an age-adjusted rate of ...read more
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Monday, September 02, 2019
Fort Walton Beach, FL — August 23, 2019 – In response to mass shootings throughout the nation, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (FWBMC) and Twin Cities Hospital (TCH) set out on a mission to help educate teachers and students throughout Okaloosa County on safety measures to help minimize the number of casualties should an incident, like Parkland, Florida, occur in Okaloosa County.   Motivated by ...read more
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Monday, September 02, 2019
Walton County is now offering free community Wi-Fi at 13 locations across the County.  These Wi-Fi hotspots allow the community to access the internet in areas where internet is either sparse or unavailable to the community.WCFR GaskinWCFR GlendaleSheriff Substation PaxtonSheriff Substation Mossy HeadSouth Annex CourthouseDeFuniak Springs CourthouseWCFR United FireFreeport Business ComplexWCFR ...read more
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Friday, August 30, 2019
OneBlood will be having two Blood Drives in Miramar Beach in October, one hosted by Maple Street Biscuit Company on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 and the other, hosted by The Market Shops on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98, each day.  OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing ...read more
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Friday, August 30, 2019
SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (August 30, 2019) - The Point Washington Medical Clinic (PWMC), a non-profit independent 501(c)3 organization that operates as a no-fee for service volunteer driven primary clinic located in Santa Rosa Beach, will host the third annual Harvest Moon Celebration Fundraiser in Ruskin Place, in Seaside, on Saturday, September 14. The event will support the clinic’s overall ...read more
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Friday, August 30, 2019
(August 29, 2019—Alys Beach, FL) The Camden & Whitby condominium residences, located within the town of Alys Beach, are now available for purchase. During the successful summer launch of both buildings, seven of the 18 residences went under contract. The remaining residences include (1) two-bedroom in the Whitby, priced at $1,405,000, as well as three-bedroom residences in both The Camden & ...read more
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Fort Walton Beach, FL — August 23, 2019 – The Trauma Center at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center has received reverification as a Level II Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. ...read more
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Miramar Beach, Fla., (August 26, 2019) – The Green Thumb Garden Club, Inc., (GTGC) located in Walton County, Florida, will present a special community event October 10-12, 2019 in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center.  Styling Your Table: Tablescaping for Special Occasions will offer a unique opportunity to learn about table setting designs - just in time for the holidays – and to learn more about the ...read more
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Caregivers of persons suffering with Parkinson’s disease are invited to attend the Parkinson’s caregiver support group meeting hosted by Somerby Senior Living and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Somerby Senior Living located at 164 West Hewett Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Benefits of joining the Parkinson’s caregiver ...read more
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Monday, August 26, 2019
DESTIN, Fla. (August 26, 2019) – The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, will host a fall focused Sweet Sunday event on Sunday, October 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. on The Henderson’s Grand Lawn. Titled “Pumpkins and Primrose,” this will be the third Sweet Sunday event The Henderson has hosted to benefit The Sonder Project and will introduce Destin’s newest pumpkin patch for the entire family to ...read more
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Friday, August 23, 2019
Florida Public Service Commission FACT SHEET: 850 Area Code Relief NeededAs the population and economy continue to grow in North Florida, available new telephone numbers using the 850 area code are depleting. The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) is reviewing relief plans for the 850 area code, including “All-Service Overlay” and “Boundary Elimination Overlay” alternatives.  Why is Florida ...read more
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
 Florida Department of TransportationRON DESANTISGOVERNOR    1074 Highway 90Chipley, FL 32428  KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E.SECRETARY         For Immediate Release   Aug. 16, 2019Contact: Tanya Branton Toll-Free (888) 638-0250, ext. 1599           tanya.branton@dot.state.fl.us      Okaloosa and Walton County Traffic ...read more
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Triumph Award Enables Start of 4.7M Water and Sewer Project in Walton County On Friday morning, August 16th, the Triumph Gulf Coast Board held a meeting in the Walton County Freeport Board room to address projects that are currently up for funding.   That the meeting the Board addressed the Walton County Water and Sewer US331 project. Following the presentation and discussion of the project, ...read more
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) is excited to announce the Big Give is set for Friday, Sept. 27 at Bud & Alley’s in Seaside! Formerly known as the Hurricane Party, the event is in its 15th year.  "Last year's Big Give was my first signature event as CVHN'S new executive director,” Brian Lowe of CVHN, said. “A year later, I have developed an even greater grasp of the needs of children ...read more
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Thursday, August 01, 2019
WHAT IS A FIRKIN?  A new experience awaits residents and visitors to South Walton this fall at Alys Beach - a new event thoughtfully designed for curious craft beer lovers and people who simply live and love to sample outstanding culinary and cocktail creations in an extraordinary setting.  The inaugural Alys Beach 'Firkin Fête' will take place on Friday, October 25, with participating breweries ...read more
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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – (July 3, 2019) The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 22 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Fall Rotation, which runs July 16 through September 30, 2019 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center location and July 30 - October 27, 2019 in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location. The ...read more
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