News for Community

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. — Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Robert Huang, MD, has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional physician network. Dr. Huang will see patients at Sacred Heart Medical Group at The Market Shops, located at 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy. West, Unit 1 in Miramar Beach. Dr. Huang is accepting new patients and most insurance plans. For information or to schedule an ...read more
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Mother’s Day Lunch and Crawfish Event Cruises as well as Spring Wedding Specials Miramar Beach, Fla. (April 19, 2017) – There are many reasons to cruise through May aboard SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Yacht in Sandestin, Florida. As the only dining and entertainment yacht in Northwest Florida, the SOLARIS yacht’s weekly dinner and event cruises are a popular activity for families, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Destin, FL (April 24, 2017)… Destin Commons recently announced the promotion of Heather Ruiz from Marketing Manager to Director of Marketing. “This is yet another well-deserved promotion for Heather,” commented general manager Bob Perry. “She has been with us for four years and has been instrumental in taking many of our marketing efforts to new levels of success.” ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Destin, Fla. (April 24, 2017) – Sam Boerma, CPA and David Bell, CPA have both been promoted to Partner at locally based accounting firm, Carter & Company, CPA, LLC. Sam Boerma graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, and a minor in mathematics, in 2003. Boerma began as an intern at Carter & Company, and now has over fourteen years of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
22nd Annual Festival of the Arts to Award $10,000 in Cash Prize Awards DESTIN, FLA (April 25, 2017) — Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) announces a call for artists for its 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts. This year’s Festival will be held October 28-29, 2017 throughout the grounds of the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
LINK UP Performance Featured 2,500 Local Elementary School Students Miramar Beach, FL (April 21, 2017) — On April 12 the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. was transformed into an electrifying concert hall when Sinfonia Gulf Coast — the only fully professional non-profit orchestra on the Emerald Coast founded in 2005 by music and artistic director Demetrius ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Nine local and regional music acts to perform Thursday evenings in the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, May 4–June 29, 2017 DESTIN, FLORIDA — (April 19, 2017) Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents nine wonderful ways to simultaneously celebrate friends and family, the great outdoors and … music under the summer sky. This year MKAF presents the 22nd annual ...read more
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Cinco de Mayo at El Jalisco Friday – May 5 Latin Spring Festival Block Party at El Jalisco Saturday – May 6 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Destin Commons It’s a Cinco de Mayo Kick-off Fiesta celebration on Friday, May 5, in the evening at El Jalisco. Then continue the party on Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at El Jalisco’s Latin Spring Festival Block Party in Destin ...read more
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Presented by YOLO Board Adventures, this three-part annual event series includes relay-style standup paddleboard races for athletes of all ages and skill levels Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (April 03, 2016) – YOLO Board, LLC, will host the 10 th installment of the YOLO Board Relay Series, a three-part standup paddleboard (SUP) race series and family event on May 18 th , June 15 th and July 20 th ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12 Summer Theater Offerings for Local Kids from Pre-school to High School with Outreach Locations in Okaloosa, Walton and Bay Counties Miramar Beach, Fla. (April 18, 2017) — Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) has a dozen different ways to celebrate summer on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. A not-for-profit professional theater company founded in Miramar Beach, Florida in 2012, ECTC has ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — An anonymous donor pays for the veterinary care of a dog hit by a reckless driver after Walton County Sheriff’s deputies receive the call on LivePD on A&E. On Saturday night, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was notified a dog had been run over by a vehicle along Indian Woman Road in Santa Rosa Beach. The caller stated the driver was swerving and ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (April 19, 2017) – Grayton Beer Company, the South Walton, Florida, craft brewery, announced today the partnership with A&B Distributing, Mitchell Distributing and Southern Beverage to open distribution throughout Mississippi. The three Mississippi based distributors will foster the expansion of Grayton Beer Company’s classic, contemporary beers throughout ...read more
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Wine, charity and fun converge during Northwest Florida Beaches Ultimate Wine Week Miramar Beach, Florida (April 19, 2017) — A dazzling roster of more than a dozen celebrity winemakers, brew masters, distillers, chefs and entertainers, will converge in Miramar Beach, Florida to wine, dine, educate and entertain guests as part of the four-day celebration of wine during the 2017 South Walton ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
3rd Annual Dentistry from the Heart event services 91 patients Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (April 18, 2017) – Dr. Amber Wiebe and Dr. Olivier Broutin hosted their third annual Dentistry from the Heart (DFTH) event on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Miramar Beach Smileology location along with Dr. Bibek Nakarmi, and Dr. Patricia Salter. The team of professionals worked collaboratively to provide ...read more
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Monday, April 17, 2017
DESTIN, Fla.-April 14, 2017--Broker Associate Diane Green and Sales Associate Shannyn Stevenson were recently awarded 2017 First Quarter Top Producers in Newman-Dailey’s Real Estate Division. Green was recognized as the Top Listing Agent and Stevenson as Top Sales Agent for January through March 2017. Earning the esteemed title of the top listing and top sales agent for both 2015 and 2016, ...read more
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Blue Mountain Beach, FL (April 17, 2017)… The Emerald Coast Advocacy Center (ECCAC) announced that Trebeaché in Blue Mountain Beach will be participating in Eating For Advocacy. Trebeaché will generously donate 10% of their sales to the non-profit organization on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a day to enjoy a delicious brunch. Many guests call the restaurant the ...read more
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Monday, April 17, 2017
More kids’ activities and yard games added, The Bankwalkers perform. Miramar Beach, Fla., (April 17, 2017) – Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican Food presents their 9th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 5, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. This family-friendly event takes place at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard and at Cantina Laredo’s restaurant. Friday night, the fun kicks off at ...read more
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Local dancers have the opportunity to audition to join New Light Dance Project Miramar Beach, FLA. (April 17, 2017) – Alfonso Academy’s New Light Dance Project members received a Platinum Elite Award for each of their 14 dance numbers in the Inspire National Dance Competition held at the Mattie Kelley Arts Center in Niceville, Florida, on March 24-26. Tatumn Dowdy won Top First ...read more
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Monday, April 17, 2017
DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Each year, thousands of children enter the foster care system with little more than the clothes on their backs. In an effort to provide the necessities to the children entering foster care, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Walton County Jail donated over 100 Comfort Cases to Florida Department of Children & Families and $275 in gift cards to ...read more
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Latest rowhouse development will expand the coastal community’s luxury home offerings (April 13, 2017 — Alys Beach, FL) Following the immense success of Caliza Courts, Alys Beach readies to broaden its luxury home offerings with the release of its latest rowhouse development, Clermont Courts, this month. Located just east of Caliza Pool & Restaurant on North Castle Harbor Drive, ...read more
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Friday, April 14, 2017
SEASIDE®, Fla. ( www.seasidefl.com ), April 13, 2017 – The Merchants of SEASIDE invite you to join them Friday through Sunday, May 5-7, for one of Seaside's most exciting times of the year, Seaside Dance Festival weekend. This annual dance festival draws professional dancers and guest artists from around the globe to the Seaside Amphitheater for a weekend celebration of exceptional ...read more
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL – Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for their annual Earth Day Festival on April 29, 2017 from 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Celebrate the earth and Earth Day with the park and over a dozen different environmental organizations and agencies. There will be nature activities, games, animals, face painting and booths as well as food, music and fun. An exciting part of the event ...read more
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
SEASIDE, FL (April 12, 2017) — Three Seaside School teachers —Courtney Krick, Brian Michie, and Joy Robbins — who are on the faculty of Seaside Neighborhood School — recently were recognized by the Florida’s Department of Education and have received the Florida Best & Brightest Scholarship Program. About 7,000 teachers earned scholarships for 2017 across the ...read more
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tea Fore Her benefits local women who are battling breast cancer and struggling financially (Destin, Florida – April 6, 2017) Time to get out your finest pearls and fanciest hat for an afternoon of tea and temptations benefitting Fore Her. The 3 rd Annual Tea Fore Her will take place at Vue on 30-A, May 7, 2017 from 1-3 pm. Attendees will be treated to fancy tea, scones, petit fours and ...read more
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
(Santa Rosa Beach, FL – April 10, 2017) - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida was recently recognized as a member of the Berkshire Elite Circle, a select group of the top 50 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network based on their annual Gross Commission Income (GCI). The brokerage, ranked number 40, was recognized during a special awards ceremony at ...read more
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Niceville and DeFuniak Springs (April 11, 2017)… National Child Abuse Prevention Month is in April. CEO Julie Hurst and President Bill Fletcher of the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) received proclamations for both their Centers in Niceville/Okaloosa County and DeFuniak Springs/Walton County recognizing child victims. Okaloosa County Undersheriff Steve Harker and ...read more
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Monday, April 10, 2017
DESTIN, Fla –April 7, 2017- Newman-Dailey Resort Properties Real Estate Division welcomes Realtor® Carolyn Difebo to its growing team of agents. “We’re excited to have Carolyn join our team of experienced Realtors®,” said Newman-Dailey Founder and CEO Jeanne Dailey. “Her vast experience in our market make her a valuable asset. In addition to her proven ...read more
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Monday, April 10, 2017
Wine, charity and fun converge during Northwest Florida Beaches Ultimate Wine Week, April 27-30, 2017 Miramar Beach, Florida (April 5, 2017) – There will be a “spirited” kick off for the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival 2017 with the fourth annual Craft Beer & Spirits Jam. This year’s highly anticipated precursor event to the South Walton Beaches Wine ...read more
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Friday, April 07, 2017
Experience a Crawfish Boil in True Emerald-Coast Style on the SOLARIS Yacht with Live Music Miramar Beach, Fla (April 6, 2017) – Enjoy Cruise and Blues, Bugs and Brews on SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS’s annual Crawfish Cruise on Sunday, May 7 th from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Guests will indulge in a spread fit for a Cajun King (or queen) as the SOLARIS chefs serve freshly boiled, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Construction of the new Studer Family Children’s Hospital has begun on Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola campus and is expected to continue for two years. The construction site has been fenced off, and the crew has begun clearing the site. Digging for the underground utility work is underway. “This is a historic time for Sacred Heart,” said Henry Stovall, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
SEASIDE, FL (March 21, 2017) — Curious to know the secret to the universe? Recently, Seaside Neighborhood School students got a chance to roll up their sleeves and see science in action right before their eyes when the school welcomed two celebrated scientists behind the Science Brothers to the school for a special appearance in February. The dynamic duo — Bill Porter and Daniel ...read more
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Wine, fashion, food and fun highlighted this festive charity event MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (March 20, 2017) – Nearly 1,500 fun-loving ladies and gents went absolutely “mad as hatters” all along the Northwest Florida Gulf coast, making Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s 5th annual Wine Women & Shoes series of fundraising events the most successful yet. The fifth annual charity ...read more
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Storm Impacts MKAF Operating Budget as Local Community Rallies Behind Recovery Efforts DESTIN, FLORIDA (March 15, 2017 ) — The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation board of directors and staff applauds the generosity from individuals and businesses who have rallied in support of the recent storm damage recovery campaign. “We are happy to announce that through generous community donations we ...read more
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