July is a time for celebration. The country is celebrating its Independence Day. The park is celebrating National Park and Recreation month. There are many recreational opportunities to enjoy within the 1643 acres that are Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. There are 15 miles of hiking and biking trails...
By Dave Holland This month as we celebrate Independence Day, we revel in the belief that men and women are free to choose their path in life. While we bear both the responsibilities and the consequences of our actions, our freedoms make us the envy of the world. This liberty...
In June, Emergency Veterinary Clinic – Okaloosa Walton, Inc., celebrated the grand opening of its Emergency Veterinary Clinic with a Destin Chamber ribbon cutting. “Destin Emergency Veterinary Clinic is a caring extension of your family veterinarian,” says Director Kathryn Young. “We exist to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care...

Dog Days of Summer

Cool Spots for Hot Dogs The dog days of summer are here, so let pooches enjoy the water, sun, cool treats and Destin hot spots during their namesake season – safely. WATER AND SUN Even if it’s a “water dog” breed, such as a Labrador retriever, that doesn’t mean it’s a good...
The Florida Department of Education released the results from the spring testing window, which most parents and students may know as FSA (Florida Standards Assessments), FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), and EOC (End of Course) exams. These tests include the FSA English Language Arts (grades 3-10); FSA Math (grades...
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Florida Panhandle Chapter announces the new date of its event, Paddle for Prevention. Due to inclement weather, the 4th annual event will now be on July 13th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Gulf Place Beach Access in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in...
Local non-profit, Fore Her, is currently accepting requests from breast cancer patients in need of financial assistance. The Santa Rosa Beach based organization provides monetary support to women across the Emerald Coast who are battling breast cancer, allowing those patients to request funds for whatever is most pressing––whether that’s...
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...
The Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) of Walton County is announcing a special community event for October 2019. The event theme is Styling Your Table:  Table Scaping for Special Occasions and will offer a unique opportunity for the community to learn about table setting designs, the Garden Club and...
If, by now, one doesn’t own a ROKU, Apple TV or AMAZON Fire TV, chances are one knows someone who does. More recently, one in 4 TVs sold in the USA use ROKU or AMAZON Fire TV to power the interface and remote controls, including voice search. While cable...

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