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By Pastor Doug Stauffer In the tapestry of American public servants, few threads are as colorful and resilient as that of General Judge Representative (GJR) Patt Maney. From military battlegrounds to the judicial bench and into the halls of the Florida State House, Patt Maney’s life epitomizes leadership, patriotism and an unyielding...
To celebrate this Mother’s Day, Destin Life asked, “What blesses (or blessed) you about your mom?” My mom blesses me by being an amazing role model (and boss!) and supporting me in everything I do. She encourages everyone she knows to be their best and leads her staff and her...
68th Annual Billy Bowlegs Festival | May 16-20 By Lori Leath Smith Ahoy, maties! Avast, ye! It’s time to open your treasure chest, get your eyepatch on, take out your sword and get your pirate gear ready for 2024’s 68th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival—May 16-20. Any landlubber knows Pirate Captain...
It’s BIG this month at The Village of Baytowne Wharf! Baytowne is boomin’ with events, activities and fun! The Village and its merchants welcome you to celebrate, escape and embrace the colorful fun of Baytowne Wharf at one of the most favorite times of the year! Welcome Summer During the...
By Kim Harper Taylor Swift’s new album dropped on April 19, 2024. “The Tortured Poets Department” is Taylor’s 11th era album. “Florida!!!” is the only song that includes three exclamation points. It also mentions Destin timeshares. All the Swifties are googling Destin now. “Little did you know your home’s really only A...
100 Men Who Care – Emerald Coast recently exceeded $50,000 in donations supporting the needs of Okaloosa and Walton County nonprofits with its 2024 first quarter donation and its presentation of more than $7,800 to One Hopeful Place – a nonprofit meeting the needs of homeless people in our community....
The Rotary Club of Destin will host its Annual Cajun Crawfish Bash Charity Fundraiser at The Towne Centre at Seascape with co-host, Mezcal Mexican Grill on Friday, May 17 from 5:30 until 9 p.m. This fundraiser is designed to help further education and help eradicate hunger by supporting the Destin...
The 12th Annual Paddle at the Park, sponsored by HCA Florida Destin Emergency, will take place in the Gulf of Mexico behind The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, Saturday, May 11. It features 1- and 3-mile recreational races, a 6-mile elite race and a kids’ fun out-and-back paddle, to be...
By Tamara Leigh Young, PhD, Public Information Director for the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village It’s time for more “reel” talk from the Mayor and me. This time, the City of Destin’s Mayor, Bobby Wagner, and I discussed annexation and shared resources. TY: Annexation is a popular topic right now, and it’s...
May 18 | Event Sponsorship We are honored to celebrate the paradise we call home while giving back to local charities, the Jackson Fund and Bundle of Hope Adoption & Family Services. Through the White Sands Gala, we hope to unite our community in a summer kick-off, while making a...