Thankful…

By Lori Leath Smith, Publisher “A spirit of thankfulness attracts others to your cause, ideas and goals.” - Skip Prichard I believe a spirit of thankfulness is an active choice. To be thankful rather than complain takes a conscious act of the will. Our response to situations and circumstances, positive and...
 You’ve seen the warnings. They flood the news feeds on your social media and beyond, “The Click it or Ticket” campaign is underway.  Meaning, from May 15th through June 4th, agencies across the country are stepping up enforcement on those motorists not wearing their seat belts. And while they have...
Summertime … and the living is easy here at City Market Beachside and Bayside! Dramatic! Yes! CRYO850 Performance and Recovery Center Recover smarter. Recover faster. With cryotherapy treatments, you hop in the tank for 2-3 minutes and jump out feeling better than before. Whether it's aching joints, inflamed muscles or an...
••••••••• 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...
By Lori Leath Smith, Publisher It seems, if you think about it, (and I have) that the one absolutely unselfish friend that someone can have in this selfish world, is a dog. Dogs touch our lives in so many different ways. We can learn a lot from them, such as when...
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and all schools in the Walton County School District will be engaged in activities designed to raise awareness and promote prevention.  Additionally, we will be acknowledging April as National Autism Awareness Month with information and activities that promote autism awareness, autism acceptance,...
By Micaiala Hamner and Erika Zambello Walk onto a fishing pier in Okaloosa and Walton Counties this summer and you may see a gorgeously decorated monofilament recycling bin painted with images of fish, mermaids, birds, or other real and imagined marine life. The fishing line recycling program, an initiative of...
It has been one year since I assumed the office of the Walton County Superintendent of Schools. It has been the honor of a lifetime. During that time numerous programs have been realigned with new vision, and new initiatives are underway. Here are a few of the top projects...
Smileology Donates $36,092 in Free Dental Services to those in Need 3rd Annual Dentistry from the Heart event services 91 patients Dr. Amber...

Dear Apex…

Dear Apex, What suggestions do you have as to which items should be included in a hurricane preparedness kit?  Amanda M.  Amanda, Thank you for your question.  As most of you know, hurricane season is right around the  corner. Over the next months we will take the time to focus on hurricane preparedness. We will cover everything from suggested items in your hurricane kit, supply list, medical  needs, property preparations, and even preparations for your pets. Make sure your hurricane kit includes the following: Have on hand an extra supply of medicines Obtain extra cash Flashlights with extra bulbs Batteries (in different sizes) Battery operated radio Battery operated lanterns Matches First aid kit Duct tape Rain gear Clock (windup or battery powered) Plastic garbage bags Fire extinguisher Scissors Can opener Clean clothes Extra blankets Heavy gloves Respiratory protection with at least a N-95 filtration rating When it comes to food and water, our suggestion is as follows: Pack non-perishable food for each person you are responsible for (3-7 days) Bottled water (one gallon/person/day) ...

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