By M. Shaye Smith Dr. Ryan J. Garcia, DC, is a South Florida native, who was born in Miami. After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla., he relocated to the Destin area. One could say the sugar-white sand and emerald green waters of Destin were...

Hometown Heroes

“I crawled in as a caterpillar and flew out a butterfly.” By Matthew Vanderford Trey and Chris Hearn are brothers – brothers who decided to start a business to make money. But that money project has turned into something very special in Destin. Both Air Force veterans, the brothers soon...
Candidate for Destin City Council Speaks in Tallahassee There’s an important debate happening in our State’s Capital that should be of keen interest to South Walton County residents. The debate is over how to regulate and classify Vacation Rental Properties by Owner (VRBO) and other Home-Sharing arrangements. There are 2...
Good things are in store for the City of Destin! As we roll into 2020, the final phase of the Norriego Point Stabilization Project will begin. Amenities will include a pavilion, restrooms, showers, drinking fountains, environmental educational signage, bike racks, a boardwalk, dune crossovers, vehicle parking and ADA components....
In honor of women’s history month and as a female-driven business, the ladies at The Hive Creative Consulting would like to continue pressing for progress this March. That’s why on March 8—International Women’s Day—The Hive is opening applications for its Bee Bold Contest. “All my life, I’ve been surrounded...
Hello! My name is Brooke O’Keefe, and I am honored to represent my hometown as Miss Destin 2019. Fulfilling this title has been a dream of mine since I was old enough to walk along these docks. My parents are Amy O’Keefe and the (late) Stephen O’Keefe. I have...
  Type “Kara Bishop” into any search engine and the results will render the world-­famous Lyric-­coloratura soprano singing Ave Maria or Gershwin’s Summertime . It comes as no surprise, after hearing her voice, that Bishop is a seasoned classical opera singer who has performed in the prestigious concert halls of...

Feast Day for the Bay

On Dec. 8, join Fudpucker’s and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) in bringing the community together in support of CBA's mission to improve swimmable, fishable waterways for future generations. CBA staff will be at the restaurant all day with fun information about the Bay, hermit crabs, and little activities...
By Lisa Leath Turpin From the moment each cheerleader is announced in May, the conditioning, training, practices, meetings and fundraising begins. With not a second to lose, Coaches Rebekah Harrison and Kristal Duval distribute the schedule. This is a year-round sport now and the team’s immediate focus is UCA’s Masters...

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