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Rockwell Tharp Ladies Boutique – Shares More Fashion Trends

By Kristi Rockwell and Cameron Tharp  How exciting!  We are so enthusiastic about fashion and due to an overwhelming response, Rockwell Tharp was asked to provide and continue an extended column on wonderful fashion trends for The Gulf Coast.   Last month we covered some extremely popular trends that you can not miss: Pretty belle […]

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Emerald Coast Autism Center Celebrates 10 Years!

By Rita L. Sherwood What happens when a mom of a five year old with autism and a Special Education Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist put their heads together? They create a local, non-profit school and therapy center for autistic kids, the Emerald Coast Autism Center, (ECAC) right here in Niceville. When asked why they […]

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July at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

July is a time for celebration. The country is celebrating its Independence Day. The park is celebrating National Park and Recreation month. There are many recreational opportunities to enjoy within the 1643 acres that are Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. There are 15 miles of hiking and biking trails to enjoy. If you’re wanting a […]

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Guest Column:  The Defining Forces of Freedom

By Dave Holland This month as we celebrate Independence Day, we revel in the belief that men and women are free to choose their path in life. While we bear both the responsibilities and the consequences of our actions, our freedoms make us the envy of the world. This liberty comes at great cost as […]

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Long-Awaited Emergency Veterinary Clinic Opens!

In June, Emergency Veterinary Clinic – Okaloosa Walton, Inc., celebrated the grand opening of its Emergency Veterinary Clinic with a Destin Chamber ribbon cutting. “Destin Emergency Veterinary Clinic is a caring extension of your family veterinarian,” says Director Kathryn Young. “We exist to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care when your family veterinarian is closed. […]

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WCSD Superintendent’s 2018-19 School Year Update

The Florida Department of Education released the results from the spring testing window, which most parents and students may know as FSA (Florida Standards Assessments), FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test), and EOC (End of Course) exams. These tests include the FSA English Language Arts (grades 3-10); FSA Math (grades 3-8); FCAT Science (grades 5 and […]

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4th Annual Paddle for Prevention Rescheduled to July 13th

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Florida Panhandle Chapter announces the new date of its event, Paddle for Prevention. Due to inclement weather, the 4th annual event will now be on July 13th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Gulf Place Beach Access in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in an effort raise awareness and funds […]

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Fore Her Seeks Breast Cancer Patients in Need

Local non-profit, Fore Her, is currently accepting requests from breast cancer patients in need of financial assistance. The Santa Rosa Beach based organization provides monetary support to women across the Emerald Coast who are battling breast cancer, allowing those patients to request funds for whatever is most pressing––whether that’s paying the mortgage or even an […]

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A Ray of Hope Emerges Fighting to Save a Child

By Lori Leath Smith “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 On a typical day at her job as a nurse, Holley Moseley, an area local, met a small, captivating blue-eyed, […]

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