News for Community

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Winter is Coming! Just kidding. This is Florida. It’s still HOT! So is the real estate market. We are seeing double digit price increases year after year in Santa Rosa Beach Fl. Median home values have climbed almost 20%in the past two years alone, from $475,000 to $530,000. However, we continue to battle low inventory all along North & South Walton County.   The median price of newly listed ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
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
Categories: Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release, Community
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
Categories: Press Release, Community
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
Categories: Community, Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release, Community
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
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Sundara Carosone, RN Recognized with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®  MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has recognized Sundara Carosone, a registered nurse in the hospital’s critical decision unit, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses®. The award is part of Sacred Heart’s efforts to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate care nurses provide ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Human Interest
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
Categories: Chamber, Community, Press Release, Announcements
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
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community, Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
WCSO DEPUTIES AND FIREFIGHTERS GRADUATE FROM EMT SCHOOLAugust 21, 2019WALTON COUNTY, Fla— Eight firefighters and eight deputies from Walton County Sheriff’s Office have graduated from the first-ever hybrid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program out of Northwest Florida State College.The EMT Course Completion Certificate signifies these sixteen individuals have learned the basic skills for ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community
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
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Announcements, Community
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
Categories: Announcements, Community, Press Release
Saturday, July 27, 2019
WHO:  Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort.  WHAT:  Northwest Florida’s premier full-service beachfront resort hotel has announced a partnership with the Underwater Museum of Art in South Walton, Florida. The resort has sponsored “The Wave” sculpture, a creation courtesy of American artist Benjamin Mefford. The sculpture, a ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (July 16, 2019) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce for their Business After Hours event on Thursday, September 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the six-year anniversary of the shopping center.    The community is invited to explore The Market Shops outdoor shopping center ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Chamber, Community
Monday, June 03, 2019
FDOT to Host Beautification Grant Program Workshop  Chipley– The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Florida Highway Beautification Grant Program workshop for local governments and community development organizations beginning 10 a.m. Thursday, June6, 2019 at the FDOT Ponce De Leon Operations Center, 1723 Sunrise Circle, Ponce De Leon, Florida.   The FHBC Grant Program, as ...read more
Categories: Community, Announcements
Thursday, May 09, 2019
RBSE announces the second biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture  Rosemary Beach, FL, May 8, 2019–The Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition (RBSE) is excited to announce the second biennial juried art show of contemporary, outdoor sculpture on display throughout the town of Rosemary Beach. This signature event of this quintessential New Urbanism town located on the Gulf of ...read more
Categories: Announcements, Community