Twinkling lights, skating on ice, magical tunes and streets filled with sparkle, tinsel, holly and snow beckon you to welcome back your inner child as you “believe” in the magic of the holidays all over again. Santa is being good to you this season at The Village of Baytowne...

Around Town Dec. 2019

2019 Christmas Outdoor Decorating Contest Get your holiday on! The City of Destin’s Holiday Committee will be selecting the best Christmas holiday decorations in six major categories: Best Decorated Home: includes single homes, duplexes (best side), mobile homes, etc. Best Decorated Business: includes restaurants, shops, department stores, schools, professional offices, etc. Best Decorated...
Visit Santa in Destin Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit Ole’ St. Nick. Santa makes regular appearances at Bass Pro Shops in Destin, Grand Boulevard and Sandestin, The Village at Baytowne Wharf, and HarborWalk Village. You might find him making special appearances at events held at Silver Sands...

Shelly the Sea Turtle

By Lane McDanal Shelly the sea turtle loves the ocean and the beach, but she needs to keep these habitats safe for her and her family. Can you help Shelly by learning how to protect her environment from the dangers on the sand and in the water? In this introductory book...
In October, Destin Water Users, Inc. (DWU) was awarded a token of appreciation from the Army Reserve Aviation Command in recognition for their continued support of the U.S. Military. As a company, DWU is committed to supporting and employing the nation’s veterans and active military living in the area. The...
Cats to watch. Cats to cuddle. Cat merchandise. Cat yoga. Cat parties. All things cat! The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is very excited about being offered a retail location at the Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther; to show off their adorable, up-for-adoption kittens and cats, and also...
By Victoria Ostrosky Jessie was going through a pile of mail while standing at her circular filing system, quickly disposing of the junk mail, when one piece caught her attention. Her face lit up with a smile. Almost two years ago Jessie became a grandmother. Her granddaughter was everything to her,...
By Chris Balzar “It’s not easy being green,” sang a very wise frog. What does “being green” mean? Being green includes many different elements: reducing, reusing and recycling, not littering, living sustainably, conserving energy and materials, going zero-waste, utilizing fair-trade and ethical production, being carbon neutral, growing organic crops, being...
Covering 7 Countries, 15 Cities, 23 days, 37,290 miles (a lap and a half around the world) and of course, some mild jet lag, Rockwell Tharp is back and ready to deliver new fashion to The Emerald Coast! While their flagship store is showcased in the heart of Sandestin,...
ROCKERS, a Destin-based Youth Climbing Club presented by locally-owned Rock Out Climbing Gym, gave impressive showing at USA Climbing sanctioned event. In their second year of competition, Rock Out Climbing Gym’s ROCKERS traveled to High Point Climbing in Birmingham, Ala., for the first event of the 2019-2020 season. The...

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