When We Come Together

From Pastor John Skiles, Impact Lead Pastor & President-Church of Destin The church and the community are one. Not separate, but the same. Working together. Recently, the Church of Destin was able to partner with the new organization, Operation Serve, under the direction of Damien Callais from EXP Realty. Damien solicited...
To us locals, Zhalman Harris is one of the best photographers in the area. If you attend any area event, you are likely to see him behind the camera asking you for your best smile and pose. But there’s more to the man behind the camera. He has teamed up...
Destin Local Capt. Kelly Windes, aka “Capt. Commish” in the political world—“Killer” in the fishing world, is no stranger to hard work or retirement. In 2017, he retired from his more than 50-year, fishing-for-hire career aboard his beloved Charter Boat SUNRISE when he sold his 53’ G&S Sport Fisherman...
To help keep dogs out of shelters, nonprofit Dog-Harmony Inc. will host three workshops this summer led by local trainer Debbie Revell. Revell, owner of Pets Behave in Niceville, is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC), Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant (ACCBC) and has a diploma of Companion Animal Behavior...
By Steve Kotowske One of the most hotly contested issues in the dog world concerns training methods. I figured it would be a good time to insert my two cents, for what it’s worth. B.F. Skinner is a famous name that is thrown around quite a bit in the world...
As one of Destin’s long-standing traditions, the Blessing of the Fleet brings out locals and tourists each year for a ceremony unlike any other on the Destin Harbor. However, amidst all the uncertainty surrounding our reopening agenda, this year’s tradition will look a bit different. On Ascension Day every year,...
By Dave White If you’ve got a few minutes, stop into the Vacuum Center in Destin and say hello to the owner, Bob Weichman. The man knows his vacuums and loves to talk about them. Recently Bob spent a few minutes with me sharing some insights on vacuum cleaner service....
There are many families in our area in economic distress. So, ECCAC will again be implementing two holiday initiatives: ECCAC’s annual Adopt-a-Family program: The non-profit organization is seeking donors who will purchase gifts for individual families who have been identified by the Center. Sign up to Adopt-a-Family online at www.eccac.org,...
Over 10 years ago, after we had designed our first 6 boot styles, we were so thrilled and excited. We immediately knew we had something fabulous on our hands. We realized the demand for what we created far exceeded our initial small production. We knew we needed to sit...
In February, Dr. and Mrs. Shruti Bawa hosted a successful, first Destin High School fundraiser with auction items raising over $18,000! Many Destin citizens attended to show their support and businesses donated silent auction items totaling $32,000. Thank you Dr. and Mrs. Shruti Bawa, your staff, member volunteers of...

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