Sports fans, join the Boys & Girls Clubs 6th Annual Stake & Burger Dinner featuring keynote speaker Derrick Brooks on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hilton Sandestin. Pensacola native, Derrick Brooks was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 1995...
Servant leader is a term that comes up often when people talk about Shervin Rassa. As the CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC), he has dedicated his career to youth development. He joined the Boys & Girls Club Movement 18 years ago as...

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We Smell (and Taste) Sprinkles! Smallcakes: A Cupcakery Life is better with sprinkles on top (or on the nose)! Not to be left out, our furry friends love to be pampered with scrumptious pet treats, and yes, with the sprinkles from Smallcakes! August is here, ushering in a new wave of...
By Kristi Rockwell and Cameron Tharp How exciting! We are so enthusiastic about fashion and due to an overwhelming response, Rockwell Tharp was asked to provide and continue an extended column on wonderful fashion trends for The Gulf Coast. Last month we covered some extremely popular trends that you cannot miss: •...
The 8th Annual Paddle at the Porch Sponsored by Destin ER will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, beginning at 9 a.m. This event showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, behind one of its most loved restaurants, The Back Porch Seafood &...
27th Annual Emerald Coast Poker Run Is Here! On Saturday, August 10, The Emerald Coast Foundation will be holding the original EMERALD COAST POKER RUN, one of the largest and most popular charity Poker runs in the U.S. which rounds out the end of “Boat Week.” Boat Week kicks off...
By Rita L. Sherwood A Midwest girl who moved here 14 years ago from Joplin, Missouri, meet Beverly Hills Day Spa owner Krisy Anderson. She always knew she wanted to own her own business, and that dream became a reality after working two years for Betsey Beebee at Beverly Hills...
The City of Destin Parks and Recreation Department maintains and operates 30 properties including three sports complexes, two indoor facilities, one boat launch with five ramps, rental pavilions, and twelve public beach trails. As a small city, we are fortunate to have eight waterfront parks to serve our community....
By Sheriff Larry Ashley When Okaloosa County students head back to school on August 12th, they will once again be protected by a dedicated team of Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers (SRO). In fact, our SRO Unit was just named, (for the second time in five years), as...
Emerald Coast Honor Games founder, Sean Lynch recently presented $40,000 to local charities. The 2nd Annual Emerald Coast Honor games were held last November at Legendary Marine, Legendary Marina, Lulu’s Destin and Destin Middle School. This one-day event is open to the public, filled with an awareness walk for...

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