By Heather Bennett Don’t dread Mondays this summer. The week kicks off right with plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained. Stop at the South Walton Coastal Library for the children’s summer reading program, or to experience the hands-on science program, From Shelves to Shores hosted by the...
Local Author Ann Kief’s Adoption Story Blessed By Adoption Premiers July 23rd & 25th in South Walton Meet local author Ann Kief, a former German baroness, as she tells her adoption story through the pages of her new book, Blessed by Adoption. Here readers will find a true story about a...
By Rita L. Sherwood It all started when Mark Berler had a momentary break from caring for his wife Chelsea, who was suffering from stage IV breast cancer. He was online checking out some paintings by enowned Walton county artist Clint Eagar. When asked why Mark couldn’t pick up the...
Locals and Summer visitors to South Walton will once again be able to enjoy free day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park and Topsail Hill State Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Walton County Tourist Development Council is paying the cost of entry to for day-use visitors...
Saturday, June 1st at Ed Walline Beach Access Join the Friends South Walton Sea Turtles (FOSWST) on Saturday, June 1st for a morning of celebration, education and fun! Celebrate with FOSWST the launch of their new coloring book, “The Adventures of Theo.” Participate in a series of educational Beach Walks...

Community News

Walton County Named as Fastest Growing Local Economy in Florida In a recent story published by Watchdog News, Walton County was named the fastest growing local economy in a Wall Street 24/7 analysis of growth domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015. Per the article, “Walton County recorded a 53...
By Heather Bennett If you live in South Walton, or just visiting, it’s easy to see that 30A is an artist’s paradise lined with art galleries, and art events throughout the year. There’s plenty for the adults, but where can kids go to create art? The new creative space Rock...
Every March, the Florida Panhandle hosts thousands of spring break students of all ages and from all areas of the country. While most come to our state to enjoy the surf and sand, other spring breakers arrive to volunteer. This month, multiple groups worked with the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance...
The Sacred Heart Foundation is rolling out the green carpet for the inaugural Emerald Ball on Saturday, May 18 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. The black-tie gala, presented by St. Joe Community Foundation and Howard Group, will benefit the expansion of the Comprehensive Spine Program...

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