By JENNIE MCKEON, WUWF, NPR for Florida’s Great Northwest, wuwf.org When disaster strikes, Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge, is usually one of the first people to hitch her trailer and rescue domestic, farm or even exotic animals. But after the refuge took in over 30 inches of rain from...
By Rita L. Sherwood If you’re a local like me, you know exactly where to go for that cute, unique gift for your girlfriend. As a matter of fact, I’ve been shopping there for years, and I’m never disappointed. From one-of-a-kind jewelry made by local artists to adorable tea towels...
Walton County’s Green Thumb Garden will be taking its members on a virtual garden tour of one of the USA’s iconic gardens on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.  The event, exclusive to GTGC members, will include the gardens and art of this historic location in the Upper South region of...
Join Walton County Prevention Coalition for a virtual Hidden in Plain Sight presentation on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:00pm via ZOOM. This event is for adults and parents only, please no students. Registration for this event is free however, space is limited so please register ahead of time. The...
Mosquitos are an unfortunate part of living in the South, particularly when one also lives near water. It is often an unavoidable interaction with these pests when doing no more than stepping out of the front door. Jack Doug Liles understands the difficulties residents of this area face when battling...
Seeking a second term on the Walton County Commission, Republican Tony Anderson said this week that he would prioritize economic recovery and infrastructure improvements if he is reelected on November 3. Both priorities, he said, will improve the quality of life for residents in Walton County. On the economy, Anderson...
The Okaloosa County Office of Emergency Management and the Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced that Florida has entered Phase 3 Business Recovery. Executive Order 20-244 does the following:  Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants. Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working...
By Mark Stanley and Tracy Steely, Michael is the General Manager of the Vue on 30a and the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club. He has lived in Santa Rosa Beach for a little over four years.   Michael grew up in Michigan and graduated with a Criminal Justice degree from Michigan State...
Walton Students are “Falling” Into New Expectations Walton School District continues to gain momentum as students settle into their new normal.  Although there was apprehension surrounding the opening of schools, Superintendent Hughes and district staff with the cooperation of parents and students, have been able to prevent serious outbreaks of...
“Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” — PROVERBS 31:9 Gathering in the Garden Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 | 6 – 8 p.m. Point Washington Preserve Tickets · $40 It’s that time of year again—time to gather in the garden! The 3rd Annual Gathering in the Garden will...

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