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Monday, October 22, 2018
By Whitney Lee Destin locals and neighbors, Camden Ford and Aaron Barnes, spent many a night in their backyards in Indian Bayou, taking in the sunset views and enjoying a nice cocktail. The two became friends over time and stumbled upon a mutual passion for whiskey. They spent hours talking...
To us locals, Zhalman Harris is one of the best photographers in the area. If you attend any area event, you are likely to see him behind the camera asking you for your best smile and pose. But there’s more to the man behind the camera. He has teamed up...
In 2013, Calley Middlebrook’s youngest child was diagnosed with Autism at age three. His diagnosis inspired her to learn more about sensory integration and education, and so began her journey to opening South Walton Academy. Calley is Founder and Executive Director of South Walton Academy (SWA), a non-profit inclusion school...
By Ashley Vannoy When people talk about coworking, they typically talk about community as well. As market president of a community bank based in a nearby metro market that has recently expanded its footprint to the Florida panhandle, I have been tasked with building the commercial loan portfolio while setting...
By Jon Hemphill “Mom? It’s Jon, calling from the Philippines. You have to say “Over” when you’re finished speaking. Over.” “Wha…What? Oh, you must be calling from the MARS station. Over.” It was 1979, way before internet and cell phones. My kids were with me in the Military Auxiliary Radio...
••••• 1 ••••• 2pm: Kids Wagon Boat Parade, AJs Destin 7 pm: Service Industry Night & Free Beach Bonfire, Royal Palm Grille 10 am: Destin Fishing Rodeo Weigh Ins Kick Off, Docks behind AJs Destin ••••• 3 ••••• 7 pm: Wednesday Night Free Concert Series, Baytowne Wharf 7 pm: Trivia Night, World Of Beer ••••• 4...

Savor the Season!

Fine wine and foodie fanatics, rejoice! Tickets are on sale now for the Emerald Coast’s premiere culinary event, the 9th Annual Savor the Season Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin. Decadent food will be paired with fine wine and...
One of the best reasons to be a local is the many festivals and events you can attend all year long, but especially in the fall. Our area is blessed with kind-hearted but determined people and volunteers who work tirelessly to coordinate events for a cause, many of them...
You have to love October on the Emerald Coast, especially if you’re a serious angler or simply a fishing enthusiast. But many folks, like myself, are both. That’s why tens of thousands of people are lured in from all over the country for the Destin Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo...
Join Trees on the Coast and the City of Destin for a dedication ceremony to be held on Oct. 20 on Airport Rd. to honor 11 servicemen who gave their lives for our country. All are invited to join the bagpipes, firetrucks and others in the ceremony as well...

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