By Rita Sherwood On Sept. 10, locals Justin, a helicopter pilot, and his wife Angela Johnson, an ICU nurse, who have owned a helicopter tour company—Timberview Helicopters in Destin—for the last nine years, encountered more than they expected while helping with relief efforts and dropping supplies to the far North...
By Cali Hlavac October has arrived and that means one thing in our lucky little fishing village – The Destin Fishing Rodeo is underway! Anglers of all ages and charter boats alike are excited and geared up to compete for the first place prize. Since its inception in 1948, the Destin...
By Richard Olivarez, Ocean Reef Vacation Rentals & Real Estate Waves gently crashing, a pair of twin diesel engines roaring and a salty mist in the air – this is where I fell in love with deep sea fishing. Only a handful of miles from the sandy white shores of...
By Mary Chris Murry Local Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge, is the epitome of an extraordinary animal advocate and an exceptional leader in the animal welfare community. She is a visionary and change maker who has brought more awareness to the plight of abused, neglected and homeless animals...
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...

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