By Heather Bennett Every day we are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of Florida. It’s a place where we witness families enjoying quality time together whether it’s biking, kayaking, SUPing, swimming or building sandcastles. Children’s laughter can be heard all around. However, not all children in our...
WOW! Destin Life has published its first anniversary issue! We join several of our partners and friends who are also celebrating special anniversaries at this time. The City of Destin is celebrating its 35th anniversary as an incorporated municipality. Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center is celebrating 45 years; First...
By Rita L. Sherwood “Eat fresh.” “Choose well.” Welcome to Destin’s three Subways, located in Miramar Beach, the Best Buy shopping plaza and Walmart. All are owned by local Army Ranger Veteran Josh Gregory who served six years in the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and originally is from Columbus, Ga. Josh,...
Meet local author Ann Kief, a former German baroness, as she tells her adoption story through the pages of her new book, Blessed by Adoption. Here readers will find a true story about a German girl who was born a baroness, adopted by Americans, and later became a “princess.”...
By Lori Leath Smith “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 On a typical day at her job as a nurse, Holley Moseley, an area local, met...
By Lisa Leath Turpin Very few people think beyond certain titles and competitions. We hear the winner’s name called and see the instant excitement and then our minds move on to something else. But for Miss Okaloosa County, the work begins with the crown. She is expected to represent Okaloosa...
By Lisa Turpin Good deeds DO get noticed. Tami Scott lives in the heart of Destin. For decades and more Tami has had a persistent way of helping others. Not only through her many individual actions but, what started with teaching the importance of random acts of kindness to her...
By Lori Leath Smith, Publisher 'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops What if your healing comes through tears What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise - Song lyrics by Laura Story Have you ever stopped...
Every March, the Florida Panhandle hosts thousands of spring break students of all ages and from all areas of the country. While most come to our state to enjoy the surf and sand, other spring breakers arrive to volunteer. In March, multiple groups worked with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance...
Destin Harbor Pump Ready for Operation Did you know that Destin’s Harbor Pump System is capable of moving almost 50,000 gallons per minute? So for perspective, it would take 17 days only to completely replace the water in the Harbor if it ran for 12 hours a day. The Harbor in...

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