By Chris Balzer Our most common phone call and email come from frustrated homeowners who have rooms which are hard to cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This leads to their heating and air conditioner systems running longer costing money, wasting energy and putting wear and tear...
In February, Dr. and Mrs. Shruti Bawa hosted a successful, first Destin High School fundraiser with auction items raising over $18,000! Many Destin citizens attended to show their support and businesses donated silent auction items totaling $32,000. Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Shruti Bawa, your staff, member volunteers of...
By Victoria Ostrosky, Insurance Zone “I know I can do this today,” Jessica thought. “It’s been six months since Darrin’s death, and it’s time.” She was standing at his desk, her fingers resting gently on the now dusty surface, still trying to envision him sitting there. Underneath a pile of documents,...
By Sheriff Larry Ashley Residents and visitors alike along the Emerald Coast are lucky to have the invaluable assets of a vigilant, professional, and well-trained Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit at their disposal. This unit focuses on maintaining water safety in our extremely crowded waterways by working to crackdown on...

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“Phone A Friend” Challenge By Esther Lynn Hemphill There is a popular game show on television where contestants are asked to answer questions by selecting from a multiple-choice list. If a contestant is stumped, they are given three lifelines, three chances to reach out to someone else for help. One of...
By The Hive Creative Consulting When Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach last October, it left a path of destruction and devastation that is still being felt today. Fort Walton Beach resident, Carol Zorn, was preparing to celebrate her birthday that weekend, but her plans quickly changed when she saw...
Winter is coming to a close. And while you may not see them yet, the signs of spring are all around! We found some fabulous finds from City Market merchants where spring is putting on a show with the latest colors, styles, trends, flavors and fun! Welcome spring with...
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...
Destin – Fort Walton Beach Taste & Business Showcase The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Taste & Business Showcase will be held Thursday, March 28 from 4-7 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center and will highlight our area businesses, from restaurants and breweries to retail, home and professional services. There will...
Otto’s Now Open in Destin! Are you ready for a superior car wash experience? Otto's Express Car Wash is now open in Destin! Otto’s offers three access lanes and 24 free-vacuum slots and a fun ride through the wash system. The Basic Wash: $9 The Express Wash: $12 The Supreme Wash: $16 The Ultimate...

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