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Boats, Fun at the Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show Feb. 28 – March 1

As the late winter sun starts to warm the Emerald Coast, families who love spending time on the water or just enjoying the coastal lifestyle have an upcoming weekend all their own at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach. The 4th annual Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show will be held February 28-March 1, […]

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An Event-Filled Winter for Everyone at Baytowne Wharf!

The 31st Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival Friday, February 14th – Saturday, February 15th Friday 5 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m. Yum! Yum! It’s Almost Time for The Sandestin Gumbo Festival—the best gumbo cook-off on the Gulf Coast! Known as one of the largest and most popular winter food events along Florida’s Emerald Coast, this winter […]

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Bid, Date and Plunge for EOD Warriors

By Lori Leath Smith EOD Warriors are the men and women who graduate as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians through all branches of the military from the Navy’s EOD School at Eglin Air Force Base. EOD technicians are the ones responsible for disarming, rendering safe and disposing of bombs. Highly-trained, they serve in the Army, […]

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Camellia Festival In the Beautiful Gardens of Eden State Park Feb 15th

The Friends of Eden and Florida State Parks pay tribute to the Camellia Saturday, Feb.15th from 10am to 2 pm at Eden Gardens State Park in Point Washington, North of US 98 via CR-395. Visitors are invited to stroll through amazing Camellias, enjoy a Camellia floral arrangement demonstration, learn air layering, (a Camellia propagating technique), […]

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Alaqua Animal Refuge Advocates for Animals at Humane Lobby Day in Tallahassee

In late January, Alaqua Animal Refuge hosted a group of advocates from the Florida Panhandle to attend the 2020 Humane Lobby Day in Tallahassee. The biggest day of the year for animals and animal advocates, the day-long event was devoted to give voice to animals all kinds. Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United […]

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Guest Columnist; The Wisdom of Daniel Webster

By Tim Norris Some believe Daniel Webster was one of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, his statue stands in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, placed there by the State of New Hampshire.  His career spanned almost four decades, serving as Secretary of State for Presidents William Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. He attended Dartmouth College, the 9th-oldest institution of […]

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Coastal Seniors Sponsor Amavida Roaster Tour Feb 18th

Join the Coastal Seniors of Walton County on Tuesday 2/18/20 for a tour of Amavida roastery and a coffee tasting with your local coffee roaster. You’ll get to see behind the scenes operations of specialty coffee roasting & meet some of the team who make it possible to enjoy fresh roasted coffee from across the […]

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Furniture South Announces Interior Designer of the Year for 2019

Local furniture retailer, Furniture South is excited to announce Tammy Mathews has been awarded Designer of the Year for 2019.  Each year, Furniture South awards the designer who has gone above and beyond to meet and exceed customer expectations. “Tammy has been on our design team for six years and is a high producer who makes […]

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February 2020 WCSD Superintendents Update

Second Semester in the Walton County School District is well underway, and things are moving forward in a fast-paced, and exciting manner!  Our Midterm grade reports will be going home on February 6, 2020. Parents please be on the lookout for these reports to help stay alert to your student’s academic standing. Friday, February 14, […]

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