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Hope for the World Foundation’s Moments of Hope Dec. 3

By Heather Bennett Covid-19 has kept us on our toes this year as we navigate and operate under unpredictable circumstances. This means we have to come up with new ways of doing old things, and organizations are getting creative this year. Instead of having a large gathering with dinner and music for their Moments of […]

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Winter Fishing? Try Flounder and Sheepshead

By Cali Hlavac, To Do in Destin Last year at this time, as it began to get cooler, we noticed different species of fish migrate into our Gulf waters – specifically Flounder and Sheepshead. That’s good for us since the cooler weather means the fish will school up in one area, making them easier to […]

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School Resource Deputy Sits with Student in Crisis

By Corey Dobridnia, PIO, Walton County Sheriff’s Office School hallways can be chaotic—a lot like kicking over an ant pile. When the bell sounds, hundreds of students pour from classrooms into the narrow corridors. Most of the time it’s a mad rush to the next class. But for some kids, chaos is internal. It doesn’t […]

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Walton County Honored As “Academically High Performing School District”

The Walton County School District was recognized by the Florida Department of Education as an “Academically High Performing School District.”  This honor is based on 2018-2019 school and district grades, 2018-2019 financial audit reviews, and 2019-2020 class size compliance.  The “Academically High Performing School District” honor has not been accomplished by the Walton County School […]

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Panhandle 2-1-1 Helpline Adds Texting Option

The Panhandle 2-1-1 Helpline recently added texting service. Residents who need help finding housing, food assistance or counseling in Okaloosa or Walton counties can text their zip code to 898211. The Panhandle 2-1-1 Helpline is a program of Chautauqua Healthcare Services of Lakeview. Texting is convenient and improves access to help for residents who are […]

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30A Beach Express – Lose the Keys. Life’s a breeze

By J.S. Green As a local resident, Captain Clay Whittinghill saw a way to make our beautiful Santa Rosa Beach area even better along 30A, and it is 30A Beach Express’ desire to extend coastal hospitality to customers by offering comfort and relaxation while travelling along 30A. 30A Beach Express, whose motto is, “Lose the […]

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Hope On The Beach Church Announces Community Thanksgiving Gathering

Hope on the Beach Church invites locals and visitors to attend a Potluck Dinner and Thanksgiving Worship on Tuesday, November 17th at their US 98 campus. Recognizing that Thanksgiving week may be busy with visiting family or travel plans, Hope offers this opportunity to come together as a community the week before the holiday for […]

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Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Fall Golf Classic

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their Fall Golf Classic at Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club, on Thursday, November 12. Four-person teams are now able to register to play at the event, beginning at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Registration for a four-person team is $700 […]

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Seagrove Garden Club Creates Beach-Inspired Cookbook

From three-ingredient appetizers to a gourmet sea scallop feast, a new cookbook created by members of the Seagrove Garden Club offers recipes for every cook. Coastal Flavors and Flowers: A Seagrove Garden Club Cookbook celebrates food that brings people together. Celebrations can take place at the beach, by a pool, at a barbecue or in […]

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Coastal Seniors November Update

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY In cooperation with The Area Agency on Aging, the Coastal Seniors of South Walton (CSSW) is providing care packages for homebound senior citizens during the current pandemic.  The packages include a mix of items, including hand soap, medical masks, helpful tips and phone numbers. You may also pick up a […]

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