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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...
By Douglas J. Bartels A long-standing sense of community drives local parish church and the Knights of Columbus to use golf as a vehicle to help meet the many needs around the Emerald Coast. The members of Saint Rita’s Catholic Church in Santa Rosa Beach and their local Knights of...
By Lisa Woodrum The atmosphere was electric as I entered the gymnasium: confetti falling from above, balloons floating around, popping, the smell of pizza, rousing music resounding above the din of laughter and chatter of young and old! Youth were running about, others playing foosball, hoops and presenters at their...
By Will Estell Forever Warriors is a Florida private charitable organization, established in 2021, and made possible by the generosity of Northwest Florida based Step One Automotive Group. The primary focus of Forever Warriors is to better equip current and past military members, and their family members, with an array...