July 2018


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Judge Not a novel by Ann Miller Hopkins

Book Review by Dixie Holder Destin antiques shop owner Ann Miller Hopkins has written her first novel. She wrote about what she knows- other than antiques- Southern beauty pageants. “I borrowed everyone’s humorous pageant stories for this book. I knew it was funny when I laughed out loud while proof reading,” said the author, a […]
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Programming hours for 2018 -19 School Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Announces extended   The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast has announced they will be extending program service hours to create a bigger impact on members.  The organization, which is celebrating 50 years of service this year, continues to inspire kids to build great futures. […]
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A Sense of Patriotism

A local July 4th tradition continues. Just days before our community celebrates the anniversary of our nation’s independence, Silvia Madriaga, a local Real Estate Agent at ResortQuest Real Estate and her band of Flaggers hit the streets placing over 1,000 flags in front of homes in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Each year for more than 19 years, […]
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Vacation Rental Market Stays on winning streak

By Tad Hunter The vacation market is in full swing and rents are up again this year. In the rental market business, a measure of success is to maximize income per available night. In the hotel and vacation space, it’s the combination of the nightly rental rate multiplied by the occupancy percentage. The higher the […]
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Governor Scott Signs Executive Order to protect public beach access

Governor Rick Scott today issued Executive Order 18-202, which urges Florida counties to protect public beach access and directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support these efforts. The executive order specifically calls on counties to not limit access to beaches. In March, Governor Scott signed HB 631, sponsored by Senator Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) and Representative Katie […]
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Heat Reduction solutions from Emeral Coast Energy Solutions

By Chris Balzer    But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet No one would dispute having the beauty of soft natural light shining through our windows puts a smile on our face and warms the heart.  We have windows to […]
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Compass Solar Energy Comes to South Walton

Due to growing demand for residential solar systems, Compass Solar Energy will be opening a local office soon to better serve customers in the South Walton County and Bay County areas. Based in Pensacola since 1998, Compass Solar Energy provides solar design and installation for government, commercial and residential customers throughout Northwest Florida. Certified by […]
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30A Real Estate Update

By Lisa Hughley Happy 4th of July!  It is a great time to reflect on how lucky we are to live in the U.S. and why it is so important to celebrate our independence. I am very thankful to all of those who help protect us and our country, from the police officers who keep us and our […]
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Bryan Kennedy Returns to The REP this July and August

Prepare for a night of laughs and surprises as Bryan Kennedy returns to The REP stage fresh off the Garth Brooks World Tour. Bryan engages the crowd and creates a highly interactive show with special guests each night. Come for a night of original storytelling, extreme wit, and cowboy comedy! July 10th – Forrest Williams – Forrest picked up […]
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