By Lori Leath Smith Did you know that more than 700 students ride a bus from Destin to their high schools? But, in the future, it’s likely that Destin’s high school students will have a school to call their own. Destin Lifers have been discussing the desire for a Destin High...
By Lori Leath Smith Our December Hometown Heroes are students! And, yes, they're heroes for tons of parents who have no way to provide a Christmas for their children. These are Fort Walton Beach High School Leadership students who stand at the forefront of Okaloosa County's community service volunteers and...
A band of “brothers” in my neighborhood are my “Hometown Heroes.” They’ve relentlessly traveled to the other side of Panama City, chainsaws, gas, food, and tools in hand, day in and day out letting us know of needs and then delivering them back, helping in whatever way possible. The...
By E. Jennifer Esses, M.D., FACOG I live where other people vacation and I consider myself pretty lucky. Even on my worst days, I remind myself of this fact. There is another beach community just 50 miles to the east of us called Mexico Beach; there the coastline is known as...
By Cali Hlavac October means the Destin Fishing Rodeo is officially here, a favorite time of year for amateur and professional anglers alike. Part 1 of our series covered the history of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, how anglers can participate, what you can win and some of the upcoming rodeo...
By Dee Cruce Originally from North Dakota, the late Chelsea Berler decided to take a chance and spontaneously move to Florida. She was in her early 20s and looking for a fresh start. Her family still in North Dakota, she was feeling extra lonely one afternoon and decided to call...
By Josette Rhodes As a citizen of the United States we are promised certain inalienable rights; Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness. These are endowed by our creator and guaranteed to us by the Constitution. There are no exceptions. As a country we so strongly believe in these rights...
By Scott Miller It’s finally here! Yes, the 2018 College Football season is underway. No more “off season” to wait faithfully through; the 2018 football season has begun. And here in Destin, we take our football seriously. Our favorite teams are lacing up their cleats, buckling up their chinstraps and laying...
It is with great pleasure to introduce a true, community-oriented newspaper to the locals of Destin. Destin Life has joined the South Walton Life family with the publishing of this new edition. Residents and business owners—you have been asking for it, and we are now providing Destin its own...
By Heather Bennett Kay Fant has been an interior designer for 42 years and for many years, owned a design center in Destin. In early August, Kay closed the doors to “The Interior Design Center” in order to dedicate more time to her non-profit organization, Set Free to Be...

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