Articles by South Walton Life Staff

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Mitch Malloy’s Van Halen Experience Rocks Mattie Kelly Arts Village

By Will Estell If you’re a hard rock fan living anywhere along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, I hope you were able to make it out to the spectacular show that took place October 9th at Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s arts village in Destin. What made this particular concert so iconic, was that not only was […]

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Preview: Participating Teams in Emerald Coast Classic Nov. 26-27

By Mike Mahon The Emerald Coast Classic, one of the area’s top sporting events, returns after a two-year absence this Thanksgiving weekend, providing fans along the Emerald Coast a look at college basketball teams that hope to make their presence known in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. LSU, seeking its third straight appearance in the NCAA […]

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Alaqua Opens New Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

By Mary Chris Murray Located on five acres within their original Whitfield Road property in Freeport, the Alaqua Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a state and federally permitted facility, providing a much-needed resource of rehabilitating sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. Permits were issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. […]

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Addressing the Florida Alzheimer’s Crises Locally

By Matthew Eaton Paula Zoeller loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. However, her husband Jim began to notice a change in her he couldn’t describe. They moved from place to place, trying to find her happy spot, not realizing something more sinister was taking hold. A few months later, she was diagnosed with […]

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A Pastor’s Ponderings: Let God Love You

By Pastor Dave Holland Many Christians yearn for a better relationship with God, and they wonder why God seems to be distant. He is nearer than you know, and He is not silent. Consider Zacchaeus in Luke 19. This successful businessman lived his life in luxury. But something was missing–he wanted to be closer to […]

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How to Protect Your Most Treasured Possessions

By Joe Capers, Insurance Zone In prior articles we detailed the major coverages and restrictions of your homeowners, condo unit owners or renter’s policies. While these are designed to protect your structure and what’s inside, there is normally limited coverage for your valuable possessions such as jewelry, fine art, wine, antiques and other collectibles that […]

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The Blue Giraffe to Host Gallery Night Featuring Diane Naylor Nov. 11

The Blue Giraffe will host a gallery night featuring Diane Naylor on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Inlet Beach. The community is invited to meet the artist and see her new collection while enjoying light bites and bubbly.  “I’m incredibly proud of the diversity of artists we carry at The Blue […]

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Emerald Coast Classic Has Evolved Into Premier Event

By Mike Mahon In the spring of 2012 Maury Hanks, founder and president of Global Sports, received a phone call from Steve Forbes, the highly successful men’s basketball coach at Northwest Florida State College. Forbes had known about Hanks’ reputation for hosting college basketball tournaments and thought Northwest Florida State would be a great site […]

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Every Month is Life Insurance Awareness Month

By Joe Capers, Insurance Zone Although the life insurance industry has adopted the campaign that September is life insurance month, it is my belief that every month is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Recent market research done by LIMRA (Life Insurance and Market Research Association) shows that 36% of Americans plan to purchase life insurance this […]

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