Articles by sciaccio

XoXo: A first look at Disney’s “Aladdin” is here…

Confession, Aladdin ranks up there with my favorite Disney animated films of all time. So, you can imagine my excitement when it was announced that a live-action remake was in the works (as are pretty much all the animated classics.) Today, we have our first look… Unlike the upcoming Tim Burton adaptation of “Dumbo,” this […] Read More

XoXo: An Avenger says Good-Bye…

It appears one member of the original Avengers is ready to hang up his superhero cape…okay, technically he only uses a shield. Chris Evans announced he has played Captain America for the last time in an emotional tweet directed to fans. “Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone […] Read More

XoXo: Netflix is Giving You Control…

Since “Netflix & Chill” has become a standard weekend event and binge watching is officially a life skill, you might wonder if Netflix could possibly immerse you any further into your favorite programming? It turns out, they can. A new report from Bloomberg claims that Netflix is in the final stages and putting together “Choose […] Read More

XoXo: Party City Unveils the Scariest Costume Yet…

Fall is upon us and that means it’s time to start considering your Halloween look…unless you’re like me and have had your costume picked out since, um, last Halloween. This year, Party City unveiled which could be the most terrifying ensemble we’ve seen in a long time…a true Millenial night mare. Behold, “Ghosted.” The costume, […] Read More

XoXo: American Horror Story brings the Apocalypse…

After much speculation about who exactly would be returning for AHS and the highly anticipated cross-over season, we finally have our first full length trailer! I SEE YOU QUEEN, JESSICA LANGE! Yes, all of our favorites seem to be back this time around which is honestly what the series needed at this stage. Particularly, the […] Read More

Five ways to beat the summer heat

As temperatures climb into the upper 80s and August draws near, finding ways to cool off from the Florida summertime heat has become a losing battle.Ice cream melts before our children have a chance to take their first lick and the beautiful white-sand beaches are almost impossible to walk across without burning the bottoms of your feet. Nevertheless, melted ice cream is better than no ice cream at all. And the feeling of soaking your burned bunions in the cool, salty Gulf [...]
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LEFT BEHIND: Lost and found at airport has some amazing items

EGLIN AFB — Several years ago, items placed in the lost and found area at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport might have totaled about half a dozen per month, says Okaloosa County Airports Director Tracy Stage.“Now, we often see up to about 250 items a month,” Stage said. “It’s a tremendous amount of items.”The items include iPhones, toys, credit cards, children’s and adult’s clothes, hats, seat cushions, sunglasses and [...]
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Speed limit to increase on portion of Highway 90 in Crestview

CRESTVIEW — Drivers who travel on U.S. Highway 90 in Crestview should be aware of changes to the road's speed limit.Officials have increased the speed limit between Lee Farm Boulevard and State Road 4 from 45 to 55 miles per hour, according to Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Tanya Branton. The limit rose after an area [...]
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Local artist Mary Hong opens ‘pop-up’ shop in Baytowne Wharf

SANDESTIN — Local artist Mary Hong is bringing a "pop-up shop" concept to Baytowne Wharf, but fans and art enthusiasts only have until the end of September to experience it.Hong, who currently has permanent locations open in Destin, Grayton Beach, New Orleans and Nashville, has opened a temporary shop in the popular shopping and dining destination in Sandestin as part of her efforts to bring her "Shard Shop" concept to a wider audience.“I’m really trying to [...]
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Destin paid parking lots’ revenue is soaring

DESTIN — When the city of Destin started charging people to park in its public lots last May, they were among the first. Now, many of the surrounding business are following their lead.Destin's decision has been profitable for the city.Between May 20 and July 16, 2017, the city made $4,935 from parking. But since May 20 of this year, the lots have generated a substantially higher revenue of $20,577.Last year, the 147-space Marler Street lot was the only lot that [...]
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