By Rita L. Sherwood Casi Stubbs is a Florida girl through and through. Born and raised in Defuniak Springs, she went to college at FSU, dental school at the University of Florida, and then finished up at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. But this local girl knew in her...
Everyone likes to find great happy hours and dining secrets only the locals know, so the new show Misfit Mermaid perfectly fits the bill. Hosted by Dara Jean Harvick, three episodes have already aired on the 30a TV network. The first visit discovered some yummy food at Blue Mabel, the...
Since its inception and early steps in 2010, Food For Thought Outreach has grown to be a critical part of the lives of more than 3,300 children across 33 schools in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The organization works tirelessly to fight childhood hunger by providing backpack weekly backpacks, monthly...
Trees on the Coast, a local environmental nonprofit, recently hosted a Tree Planting Party on Saturday, April 20th in Grayton Beach along Hotz Avenue, and donated 25 Sand Live Oaks to the community.  Approximately 40 local volunteers attended, hand dug and planted all the trees. Trees on the Coast...
The yellow school busses pull into the parking lot at Charles E. Cessna Landing in Walton County. Brakes hiss and doors squeal open and the excited chatter of children goes from muted to a dull roar. Third grade students from Butler Elementary School leap to the ground, making a...
Dog-Harmony Inc., a nonprofit that works to keep dogs out of shelters, is offering free training advice for rescued dogs with behavioral problems, such as jumping, leash pulling, potty training and separation anxiety. The training advice is offered every Wednesday by Nancy Bown, Dog-Harmony’s founder and Certified Professional Dog Trainer...
By Melanie Barrett With a degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, Melanie Barrett set out in a career as a television reporter, later becoming a newspaper reporter, followed by some freelance magazine writing. Little did she know that one day she would be working in her dream world...working...
This summer, the Bear Claw Classic (BCC) Trail Run for Freedom returns on National Black Bear Day (June 1st) to unite our community in supporting the incredible individuals and organizations committed to sheltering, counseling, and empowering women impacted by gender violence and sexual abuse. Now in its second year, the...
Dedicated to spreading the game of lacrosse in South Walton and its surrounding areas, the Panhandle Lacrosse Club announced its establishment and now invites those interested in playing the fastest game on two feet to an orientation meeting on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 119 of...
Registration is now open for the South Walton Seahawks Fall 2019 Youth Football and Cheer Season. The Seahawks Cheer and Tackle Football programs are open to youth ages 5 to 12. Registration will close July 15th and games will begin in August. “We are excited to open registration for our...

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