By Michael Burgess, Director of Public Services & Emergency Manager Did you know that Destin’s Harbor Pump System is capable of moving approximately 44,000 gallons of water every minute? The Harbor in Destin, home of Florida’s largest commercial fishing fleet, is a functionally closed (meaning that creeks and other waterways...
Rotary Club of Destin Though The Rotary Club of had to cancel the 8th Annual Destin Rotary Cajun Crawfish Bash Charity Fundraiser due to the Coronavirus pandemic, its sponsors generously agreed to donate their sponsorship fees (totaling $19,500!) to the club’s designated charities (Food For Thought Outreach Inc, Harvest House...
508 women of Northwest Florida were responsible for awarding five $101,608 grants to area nonprofits for transformational projects last fall totaling $508,000. They are hoping to do the same in 2020. But, as we all know, NOTHING is the same about 2020. Our local economy has been torn apart...
Urban Air, the premier indoor family entertainment company, announced it is expanding to include a new Urban Air Adventure Park in Destin. Urban Air Adventure Parks usher in a new dimension of active entertainment including wall-to-wall trampolines and aerial sports offering a vast range of activities that appeal to...
By Strategic Communications, NWFSC Although the world is filled with much uncertainty, Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) is working diligently to continue providing a safe, affordable foundation on which you can build your career, your next chapter, your future. We’re more than just a campus of buildings, we’re a close-knit...
Challenging circumstances remind us just how dependent we are on the bestowment of blessings. It’s when we reach the other side, that we know we’ve arrived through faith, prayer and, yes, being blessed! A few years ago, our growing community wanted to include families, youth, industries and businesses in addition...
Word on the street was—you or your BFF need a Social Distancing treat! What?!?! Frill Seekers Gifts If someone you know needs a little encouragement, a bit of sunshine and some positive vibes, look no further than the gift shop voted, “BEST IN DESTIN,” Frill Seekers Gifts in City Market Bayside—a...
By Kay Phelan “When children are isolated, they can’t tell anyone until the end of the crisis, but it is still happening. Child abuse was an epidemic before the pandemic.” —Julie Porterfield, CEO ECCAC According to the non-profit information and networking resource that deals with all aspects of criminal justice, The Crime...
This has been an unprecedented time for us all, especially the graduation class of 2020. But they have endured and overcome! This year’s Senior class motto: 2GETHER AS 0NE is very fitting for the time. Since Senior year was cut short and our children and students are missing out on...
Even though the world has changed, animals are still being abused and are in dire need of help. Recently, Alaqua Animal Refuge assisted in the rescue and removal of animals that were living in a horrific environment in Geneva, Alabama. The scene was described as “hell on earth” as animals...

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