More than 60 community leaders, donors, volunteers and staff members gathered in Santa Rosa Beach on Feb. 5 to celebrate the official groundbreaking at the future home of Habitat for Humanity of Walton County ReStore. The new location, set to open in late 2020, is located at 2260 U.S....
After years of trying to dredge the East Pass, the Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the City of Destin and Okaloosa County, has begun dredging the navigational channel under a joint FDEP Permit issued to the city and county. The process has involved multiple agencies, has overcome weather,...
As I reflect upon 2019, I am extremely thankful for my family and for the opportunity to serve as your mayor of this great city. I truly appreciate the dedication of my fellow council members as well as our employees. Cities across the nation recognize the importance of developing...
For law enforcement, it’s all about safety and maintaining our family friendly atmosphere. With tens of thousands of teens and young adults flooding in hoping for a good time, that means beefed up patrols on our beaches, in our neighborhoods and on our area roadways targeting law violations. It means...
••••••••• 7 ••••••••• Farmer’s Market | 9am | Grand Boulevard St. Patrick’s Day Run | 9am | McGuire’s Destin Laissez les bons temps Rouler Adoption Event | 12pm | Alaqua Animal Refuge 7th Annual Tequila & Taco Fest | 1pm-5pm | Seascape Towne Centre Eli Young Band | 7pm | Village Door Music Hall Karaoke...
Westonwood Ranch will host the Third Annual Westonwood Ranch Charity Rodeo, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Regional Sports Complex. In partnership with The Walton County Sherriff’s Office, the professionally sanctioned rodeo will feature the Professional Cowboy Association’s (PCA) biggest superstars competing...
Alaqua Animal Refuge will host its 10th Annual Sip N Shop event on Friday, April 3 at Emeril’s Coastal Italian in Miramar Beach beginning at 11 a.m. Presented locally by Insurance Zone, the event is in partnership with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and is one of five events included in...

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Whose Wine Is It Anyway? On Thursday, March 12, the Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is hosting its fundraising event, Whose Wine Is It Anyway? A Blind Wine Event at Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. Bring yourself or your team of up to four...
Destin is a family friendly destination, but as a tourist hot spot, there is always concern about the potential for someone out for a good time to imbibe, then drive. That decision potentially endangers every person on our roadways, including bicyclists and pedestrians. However a new DUI Unified Task Force...
By Catherine Card, Public Information Manager, City of Destin Consistent with the City Council directive to clarify, simplify and streamline the Development Review Processes, the Community Development Department implemented new processes which went into effect January 1, 2020. The first process is the Change of Use Process. The City of Destin...

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