News for Community

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
On Saturday, October 14th, Walton County District 1 Commissioner Bill Chapman hosted a ceremony at the Valley View Community Center to unveil the numerous renovations that were completed on the building and on the grounds.   The ceremony was attended by more than 60 local residents, County governmental leaders and county employees.  Joining Commissioner Chapman were District 2 Commissioner and ...read more
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
“The Crest” Coming to South Walton in 2019 SANTA ROSA BEACH, FLA., (October 16, 2017) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty announces their newest luxury residential home community coming to 30A, The Crest.Located along the summit of Blue Mountain Beach, The Crest sits on top of one of the highest points on the Emerald Coast, providing owners with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. A ...read more
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A Superior Air Conditioning Company is launching a supply drive for those impacted by recent Hurricanes in Puerto Rico. They are partnering with Sponsors of Hope and Good Samaritan Shipping Ministries to fill shipping containers full of supplies that are desperately needed at this time in Puerto Rico. Donations will be collected at their Panama City Beach office until November 3rd. 
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
WHAT:         The Market Shops will host the OneBlood Drive on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Following the success of the last two drives held in April and July, which saw an impressive number of donors, The Market Shops plans to continue these on a quarterly basis. The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98. OneBlood ...read more
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Destin, Fla. (October 12, 2017) – We are less than one month away from the first Emerald Coast Honor Games benefiting local veterans and defenders of the front line.     The Emerald Coast Honor Games, an inaugural fitness and CrossFit style competition, is being held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Legendary Marine. Honoring its mission of supporting defenders of the front line, the Emerald ...read more
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (October 10, 2017) – The Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center in Panama City Beach would like to invite the community to an Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center recently moved into a new larger space in the same building and offers comprehensive adult and pediatric rehabilitation programs led by certified, expert physical, occupational and speech ...read more
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Ft. Walton Beach, FL (October 10,  2017)…It’s time to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday season. The Emerald Coast Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) Chapter #3605, sponsored by Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, will be doing their 38th Annual Toys 4 Tots Motorcycle Run on Sunday, November 12. Proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis.   All ...read more
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
C.W. Roberts will begin construction activities for asphalt milling, resurfacing and restriping approximately  4 miles of CR 30A from the eastern limit of the recently constructed Prominence turn lane improvements to the CR30A/ US98 right-of-way intersection in Inlet Beach.   This project is scheduled to begin Monday, October 16th and is anticipated to be substantially complete within 30 ...read more
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
SANDESTIN — Emerald Coast Magazine is proud to spotlight the 2017 winners of “Best of the Emerald Coast” awards at a special event on Oct. 21 at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.  Readers voted some 200 regional businesses as best in their field for 2017. The winners represent fine dining, trendy clothes, stylish furnishings, beautiful art, health care, financial services, premium building supplies, ...read more
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Chairwoman Cecilia Jones welcomed approximately 45 residents and guests for the 5th consecutive Walton County Community Forum in Santa Rosa Beach at the Great Smiles & Orthodontic O’Donnell Building on October 3rd. These forums are designed to give the Walton County a voice in strategizing the projects for Restore Act and Triumph funds over the next 15 years.   The Forum opened with A Real ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Raising More Than $13,000 for Matthew 25 Ministries  Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (October 4, 2017) – To support their neighbors displaced by the recent hurricanes, Casey Kearney & April Roach, with the help of 30A Event Planning, hosted a fundraiser and invited local businesses to give back. The “Bands of 30A Storm Relief Concert” was held at the Gulf Place amphitheater on Sunday, September 17, 2017, ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
DESTIN, Fla. – (Oct. 2, 2017) The Track Family Fun Park in Destin will host the 7th Annual Fight the Fight, Find a Cure breast cancer fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,Oct. 28. Guests are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of Track activities while supporting the Women’s Health Services Fund at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. All proceeds from the event will help ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Destin, FL (October 3, 2017)… Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast (KWREC) recently held a Hurricane Relief luncheon at their Destin office to raise funds for victims of the recent major hurricanes, Harvey and Irma.   Over 25 area restaurants and businesses donated food and raffle items for the event. Part of the monies raised was by KW Destin agent Dawn Burt, who challenged the group to match ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
The 2017 Festival welcomes nearly 200 artists from 13 states showcasingoriginal artwork representing 22 different mediums  DESTIN, FLA. — (Oct. 3, 2017) Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) celebrates the cultural arts by enhancing the offerings of its annual Festival of the Arts set for Oct. 28-29 at the scenic MKAF Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida, on the Northwest Florida Gulf ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Santa Rosa Beach—LAH Real Estate at The Beach is proud to host the Playhouse Reveal Party benefitting the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) on October 13 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Eight local businesses joined together to transform a children’s playhouse built and donated by the Walton Correctional Institution. The playhouse will be revealed and raffled off in order to raise awareness of ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is holding a free, community nutrition class on Thursday, Oct. 26 called “Cooking for a Cancer-free You.” Attendees will learn about cancer prevention through diet and lifestyle changes, enjoy delicious food samples, and take home lots of cancer-fighting recipes. Join Registered Dietitian Julee Christie on Thursday, ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
WHO: Cook Family DentistryWHAT: Cook Family Dentistry hosts Open House to unveil complete office renovation DESCRIPTION: Cook Family Dentistry in Santa Rosa Beach is hosting an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate their complete office renovation featuring new state-of-the-art dental technology and equipment. The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon at 5:00 p.m. and ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
WHO:                   Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort  WHAT:                  This fall, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is giving bargain-hunting holiday shoppers a new “outlet” with the Thanksgiving Shoppers package, which combines breathtaking beachfront resort hotel, fantastic daily breakfast buffet, and a VIP ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
WHO:                   Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – Northwest Florida’s largest full-service beachfront resort  WHAT:                  This fall, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is proud to offer all active-duty military personnel 15 percent off catering services when they book a wedding ceremony or reception for 2017.   This package is available by calling 850-267-9600 ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Enjoy a day full of Halloween festivities and costume contest at LuLu’s 3rd Annual BooLu's from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. The spooky fun will have pumpkin decorating, kid’s crafts, inflatable play area, and live music.   Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating in the LuLu’s parking lot during BooLu’s. Kids can partake in a faboolous costume contest in their respective age ...read more
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Destin Commons Halloween HauntFriday, October 27, 6-8 pmDestin Commons Center Plaza   Join in the howling happenings for a frightfully fun time at the annual Halloween Haunt at Destin Commons on Friday, October 27, 6 – 8 pm. It will be full of spooky crafts, fantasy face painting, trick-or-treating at the stores, and a costume contest for children in age categories from 0-12 and dogs. Beginning ...read more
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2017) – Brent Chapman, MD, joined the team of physicians at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe in December of last year. Due to the high request for cardiology services he will now expand his service area to include Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach, FL.   Dr. Chapman is a board certified cardiologist with board ...read more
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The gift was donated to support ECTC’s Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) program  Miramar Beach, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2017) – Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) has received a $16,500 donation from St. Joe Community Foundation, Inc.   The generous gift qualifies St. Joe Foundation as a title sponsor of ECTC’s 2017-2018 season and an Executive Producer of the ECTC Theatre for Young Audiences ...read more
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” will be performed at ECTC’s performance space at 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 13-28Field Trip performances are Oct. 13, 20 and 27Public performances are Oct. 14, 21 and 28  Miramar Beach, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2017) — Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) presents the first Professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) production of its 5th anniversary ...read more
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Niceville, FL (September 26, 2017)…Major Audie Rowell of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office recently joined the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) board of directors.   With an extensive career in law enforcement since 1986, and the recipient of numerous awards, Major Rowell has worked with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and now the Walton County ...read more
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Destin, FL (September 26, 2017)…The Okaloosa County Commission recently appointed three people to four-year unpaid terms on the county’s Tourist Development Council (TDC), including unanimously appointed Heather Ruiz, the director of marketing for Destin Commons.   Under the oversight of the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners, the TDC is run by county staff and an appointed council of ...read more
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
WHAT:          The Emerald Coast Honor Games invites the community and area business representatives to participate in “A Night of Honor,” on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate and commemorate our local veterans, first responders, and their stories.    “A Night of Honor” is an exclusive kickoff event for the inaugural Emerald Coast Honor Games, which are taking place on November ...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
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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
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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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
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
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