By Mia Lawson, Mom and Speech Pathologist at Sacred Heart Hospital Public speaking, interviewing, talent, physical fitness, good grades and just “being your best self” are desired skills and values. As a Mom, I strived to encourage the development of all these skills to my daughter, Natalie. I signed her...
It was June 2009, in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime economic downturn that Susan Henry and her daughter Cortney Hood found themselves out of the design business and looking for “new careers fast.” With storage trailers full of furniture and Susan’s husband Tommy having empty units in his Miramar...
Tyler Hartrick, Tad’s Dad Many in Destin might know one of the most inspiring young fathers we’ve learned about recently—Tyler Hartrick, whose son was born Nov. 5, 2017, with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and cleft lip and palate and CHARGE syndrome. “To me, being a dad is doing whatever we...
WMBB News 13 reporter Peyton LoCicero, a Destin native, was named as the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Dick Fletcher Excellence in Media Award. The award was given for her coverage of Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Nate, but most importantly, her coverage of catastrophic Hurricane Michael before, during...
Ideas you can really use! Here’s to all the great Destin Dads out there—they put time into you and will appreciate anything that shows you care. Here are some great and different ways to spend some “Dad” time together: Take Dad to Dinner for some Fresh Seafood or one of his...
On a sunny morning in April, over 30 volunteers arrived at Destin’s Norriego Point for the 2019 Earth Day Coastal Cleanup. Sponsored by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and the City of Destin, the clean-up targeted the small, hard-to-gather items that often litter our beaches and confuse wildlife species that...

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Star Wars Moon Watching Hosted by the Destin Library The Destin Library is joining forces with the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association along with Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion Parjai Squad and Rebels from the Ra Kura Base of the Rebel Legion to bring you an evening of moonlit fun! The...
Dog-Harmony Inc., a nonprofit that works to keep dogs out of shelters, is offering free training advice for rescued dogs with behavioral problems, such as jumping, leash pulling, potty training and separation anxiety. The training advice is offered every Wednesday by Nancy Bown, Dog-Harmony’s founder and Certified Professional Dog Trainer...
To help keep dogs out of shelters, nonprofit Dog-Harmony Inc. will host three workshops this summer led by local trainer Debbie Revell. Revell, owner of Pets Behave in Niceville, is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (ACCBC) and has a diploma of Companion Animal Behavior...
Congratulations to one of our esteemed partners, the entire Stubbs Orthodontics team! Since 2016, Stubbs has been voted the best orthodontist by readers of EC Magazine, Destin VIP magazine and Northwest Florida Daily News—three years with the readers of EC magazine, twice from the readers of Destin VIP magazine...

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