News for Community

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
Miramar Beach, FLA. (June 27, 2017)… Stubbs Orthodontics, a locally-owned orthodontics specialist practice, will host a grand opening celebration at their second location in Miramar Beach on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The event will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony with both Destin and Walton Area Chamber of Commerces at 4:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Stubbs Orthodontics’ ...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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Monday, June 26, 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Matthew Furst and pediatric urologist Dr. C. Gerry Henderson have joined the faculty of University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in July, Dr. Furst and Dr. Henderson will practice at the Sacred Heart Pediatric Care Center on the Sacred Heart Ninth ...read more
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Monday, June 26, 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Physician assistant Brent Thompson has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group and – beginning in July – will see children with digestive disorders at the Sacred Heart Pediatric Care Center, located on the Sacred Heart Ninth Avenue campus at 1657 Trinity Drive in Pensacola. Thompson will practice under pediatric gastroenterologists Dr. Alan Sacks and Dr. Robert ...read more
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Known for their outdoor lifestyle specialty brands, popular clothing and footwear Miramar Beach, Fla. (June 22, 2017) – Kinnucan’s is now open in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Kinnucan’s Specialty Outfitters is an Auburn, Alabama-based apparel and active lifestyle store founded in 1987 that offers many specialty outdoor brands and goods under one roof. Patagonia, Costa, Chaco, ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Alys Beach, FL (June 2017) — KREWE, a New Orleans-based independent eyewear company, is taking to the road in 2017 with its newly-crafted Tiny House, making an official Alys Beach debut on June 23, 2017, as part of a month-long residency at The Alys Shoppe in Alys Beach, Florida. With a wide selection of colorful, beach-ready frames, KREWE will celebrate this unique community partnership ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (June 20, 2017) – Grayton Beer Company, the South Walton Florida, craft brewery, announced recently its partnership with Crescent Crown Distributing. As one of the top 10 largest beer distributors in the United States, Crescent Crown will serve as the brewery’s Louisiana distributor. With warehouses dotted across the state in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (June 19, 2017) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida presents the Big of the Year award each year to a mentor who has gone above and beyond as a positive role model. Who: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida What: Presenting Big of the Year award to Okaloosa/Walton County recipient When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Where: Sacred Heart ...read more
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida , June 21, 2017 — The Premier Property Group, one of the top locally owned and independent real estate sales firms in Northwest Florida, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Started in 2007 by Keith Flippo and Bob and Marie Parks, The Premier Property Group came to fruition during a lunch meeting regarding future development projects. No less than 24 hours ...read more
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Niceville, FLA. (June 16, 2017)… When Steve Reynolds, owner of Gulfshore Air Conditioning & Heating, heard that Children in Crisis, Florida Inc., (CIC) needed crucial pantry items to get through the busy summer months, Reynolds leapt into action, organizing a community food drive to stock the pantry at CIC. Gulfshore launched the Food Drive on their social media accounts through ...read more
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (June 20, 2017) – On May 23, The Dressing Room Boutique, Sirens Lingerie & Swim, Wren’s Village Boutique, and Chapeau & Chocolat, four locally based, upscale boutiques, hosted “Barks, Baubles & Brews,” benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge. The all-day event included designer trunk shows, food vendors, live entertainment, pet adoptions and ...read more
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Monday, June 19, 2017
(Santa Rosa Beach, FL – June 16, 2017) ¾ Eighteen sales executives have joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida since January 2017, helping make the agency one of the largest area real estate brokerages with over 130 active agents. New sales executives David Armistead, Tara Berry, Dezarai Binder, Roni Fulton, Donna Gentle, Chris Goins, Shannon Helmuth, ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (June 8, 2017) – South Walton Fire District/Okaloosa Island Beach Safety, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Rehabilitation staff, and more than 23 volunteers assisted persons with disabilities onto the beach via beach wheelchairs for a fun and relaxing day during Sandy Wheels Beach Day on May 19. With support from South Walton Fire District, Sacred Heart ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Miramar Beach, FL. (June 13, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has received the highest Overall Top Performer Award for its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) services from Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC), an independent research-marketing firm dedicated to the improvement of healthcare nationwide. Creating an environment of healing PRC Achievement Awards recognize ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Miramar Beach, FL. (June 13, 2017) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 13 at Sacred Heart Hospital’s new Tranquility Room, which focuses on care for caregivers. Mr. Roger Hall, President, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (SHHEC), Nina Jeffords, Chief Nursing Officer, and Tina Withrow, Clinical Education Manager, along with many other SHHEC associates, joined together to ...read more
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Town Center had two finalists, one winner Miramar Beach, Fla. (June 14, 2017) – Grand Boulevard at Sandestin brought home a silver MAXI Award at this year’s the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) MAXI Awards. On May 21, the awards were announced at the Las Vegas ICSC Recon Conference in front of a packed house of shopping center industry leaders. The winning entry ...read more
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
(Niceville, FL) June 13, 2017… The Emerald Coast Junior Golf Tour organization and the Northwest Florida Daily News are hosting the 38 th Annual Marvin DeBolt Junior Golf Classic with the proceeds benefiting the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. Young golfers aged 8 to 18, are encouraged to play in the 2-day tournament at the Eglin AFB Eagle golf course on Wednesday and ...read more
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Monday, June 12, 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric gastroenterologists Dr. Alan Sacks and Dr. Robert Dillard have joined the faculty of University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in July, Dr. Sacks and Dr. Dillard will practice at the Sacred Heart Pediatric Care Center on the Sacred Heart Ninth Avenue campus at 1657 ...read more
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Monday, June 12, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (June 8, 2017) – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, a top rated Florida destination and the premier resort destination for meetings and retreats, announced it has been recognized by Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine. Corporate & Incentive Travel, the respected corporate meetings publication, presented Sandestin with its 2017 Award of Excellence. Corporate ...read more
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Monday, June 12, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.—June 12, 2017—Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort was named a “Silver Medal Resort,” by Tennis Resorts Online for the sixth 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 ...read more
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Monday, June 12, 2017
The BIA has partnered with 20 schools in Okaloosa and Walton Counties that painted the Rain Barrels and we are selling them during this year’s Parade of Homes. Half of the money generated will be given back to each school that painted rain barrels and half to our student scholarship program. Bidding starts at $100.00. Visit www.rainbarrelartauction.com to bid and view each of the beautiful ...read more
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
New Orleans Music Sensation Walter “Wolfman” Washington to Perform at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin on Thursday, June 29 DESTIN, FL. (June 5, 2017) – Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation announces a change to the summer series line up. On Thursday, June 29, instead of The Joe Band as previously announced, Walter “Wolfman” Washington will take the Dugas ...read more
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Niceville, FL (June 3, 2017)… Jamey Whitehead has just joined the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) board of directors. From Birmingham, Whitehead and her husband, Bryan, moved to the Santa Rosa Beach area a year ago. A University of Alabama graduate, Whitehead was involved with a number of University organizations, as well as volunteering for various ...read more
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Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Miramar Beach, Fla. (June 1, 2017) — Due to popular demand, Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) — a non-profit professional theater company founded in Miramar Beach, Florida in 2012 by Nathanael and Anna Fisher — is adding another offering to its 2017 Children’s Summer Theater Camp Series, bringing the total to 14 programs offered throughout the Northwest Florida Gulf ...read more
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (June 1, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast announced today that the 16th Annual Sacred Heart Charity Golf Classic raised $236,928 for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Emergency Department expansion. The golf tournament on May 8 at Emerald Bay Golf and Beach Club had 100 participating golfers, plus 25 area club professionals. The ...read more
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
45 Central is excited to offer BRUNCH DAILY from 9-2. They will offer items such as waffles, quiches, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, salads and croissants. The brunch menu will change daily with what's fresh and in season. You can pop in and get something quick to take with you or sit down and dine with us. The lovely courtyard dining is perfect for having a leisurely meal with friends and ...read more
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
DESTIN, FLORIDA – (May 16, 2017) Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation announces the 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts on Oct. 28-29, 2017 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida, located in scenic Northwest Florida on the Gulf coast. One of the Southeast’s premier festivals, the event showcases the original artwork of more than 100 artists from across the U.S. who will ...read more
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Pensacola, FL - On April 17, 2017, Britt Landrum III, President of LandrumHR in Pensacola, FL, announced that Mandy R. Sacco will assume the role of Vice-President of Staffing. She will also become a member of the LandrumHR Senior Leadership Team. Britt Landrum III stated: "Mandy has worked very hard for our staffing division and has earned much respect from her peers, her supervisors, her ...read more
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Destin, FL (June 1, 2017)… At the premier retail real estate conference in Las Vegas last month, Destin Commons was the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation recipient of the Southern Region and Overall U.S. Community Support Award for their Coins For A Cause initiative. Shopping centers play an integral role to the social, civic and economic vibrancy to the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Destin, FL (May 26, 2017)… Originally from Australia, but now based in Los Angeles, the husband and wife team of DABSMYLA just finished four Destin vacation themed postcard street murals along the paseo wall at the South entrance to Destin Commons between Guess and Foot Locker. This completes the outdoor lifestyle center’s new cultural art initiative with five well-known invited ...read more
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
As the summer kicks off, so do the weekly Red, White, and Blue Hero Celebrations at HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor. Each Thursday, beginning on Thursday June 1st, a number of heroes representing local veterans, firefighters, police men and women, active duty military, or organizations who have made a difference in the live of others are recognized for their service. The patriotic salute ...read more
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