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Bay Buzz July 2020

CALM Chapel A free, live musical performance as a community service of Crisis Aid for Littles and Moms (CALM) a 501c3 non-profit in Niceville will be held Mon., June 22 from 6-8 p.m. at CALM Chapel/VenYou201 at 201 Redwood Ave. You are invited to drop by, purchase food from a...
From Superintendent Russell A. Hughes As the 2019-2020 school year has come to a close, I wanted to take the time to say a sincere thank you to all Walton County School District students, parents, and employees. The last few months have been like nothing we have ever experienced, but at...
Gary Gregor, a long time resident of Walton County is running for the office of Walton County Property Appraiser. When asked why he wants to run for the position, he says, “Walton County is one of the most unique and diverse counties in Florida. With 25 years of experience...
Imagine giving six years of your life to something – for free. Walton County Sheriff’s Office Posse is celebrating a decade in Walton County. Over those 10 years, the Posse has donated more than 55,000 hours of volunteer time to the agency. That number equates to about 2,291 days and 16...
Specialty Roofers, Inc. (SRI) is partnering with GAF Roofing to give away a free roof to a first responder or healthcare hero in the Florida Panhandle. Specialty Roofers, Inc. has earned a reputation for being one of the best roofing companies in Northwest Florida. Local accolades include 2018 and...
Changing the Rules of Engagement In Martha LaGuardia-Kotite’s recently-released new audio book, she shares her story of being one of the first female officers to serve aboard two Coast Guard cutters with all male crews, being a woman in the U.S. Coast Guard and, a graduate of the Coast Guard...
By Eddie Bird With an unusual spring semester for the class of 2020, one thing remains the norm, an opportunity to receive a prestigious scholarship named to honor Taylor Haugen’s legacy. Haugen, T as his friends and family called him, passed away from an abdominal injury sustained while playing football...
By Jessica Roberts Food For Thought’s mission is to remove the negative impacts of hunger and to empower children to get the most out of their education and development by providing them weekly access to healthy, easy to prepare meals through their many programs. In the 25 weeks of the 2019-2020...
By Rita L. Sherwood We are truly blessed to live in such a giving community; our local heroes are almost too many to count. In part two of our COVID-19 Hometown Heroes, Bay Life would like to acknowledge the following people and events: Food insecurity is a nationwide crisis because of...

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