By J.S. Green Imagine seeing a large male bear hanging out by your backyard firepit as if he were ready to watch the sunset while waiting on an evening cocktail of honey in a highball glass. What about a bear cub climbing the ladder of your child’s playhouse in your...
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): cdc.gov Okaloosa County Health Department: okaloosa.floridahealth.gov Walton County Health Department: Walton.floridahealth.gov Walton County Emergency Management Department: www.WaltonCountyEM.org Florida Department of Health: www.floridahealth.gov CDC recommendations for Workplace and Commercial establishments best practices: www.cdc.gov/…/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf CDC COVID-19 Information: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Resources for Businesses and Employers: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businessesemployers.html Florida Chamber of Commerce:...
Each with the Heart of a Champion By Scott Miller Congratulations is in order. The Niceville High School Men’s Soccer Team is now also known as Florida State Champions! That’s something which is earned only through hard work and dedication, through teamwork and homework. Not only did they finish their 2020...
Alaqua Animal Refuge announced today that it will host its 10th Annual Sip N Shop event on Friday, April 3 at Emeril’s Coastal Italian in Miramar Beach beginning at 11 a.m. Presented locally by Insurance Zone, the event is in partnership with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and is one of...
By Laura Tiu, UF/IFAS Marine Science Extension Agent, Okaloosa and Walton Counties Are you interested in learning about marine life, going fishing, or exploring the underwater world with a mask and snorkel? If so, this is the camp for you! This local education opportunity for budding marine scientists will be...
Free Federal income tax preparation is being offered in 2020 for low to middle-income families and individuals, with special attention to senior citizens. Sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the IRS, according to Joe Perry, tax-aide district coordinator, “There are no age restrictions, AARP membership is not required, and...
More than 60 community leaders, donors, volunteers and staff members gathered in Santa Rosa Beach on Feb. 5 to celebrate the official groundbreaking at the future home of Habitat for Humanity of Walton County ReStore. The new location, set to open in late 2020, is located at 2260 U.S....
There will be a special municipal election on April 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Niceville City Hall for voters to elect a new mayor and two new city council members. Candidates must be qualified electors of Okaloosa County residing within the corporate limits of the City...
The 2020 Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat (BLCWR) will be held March 25-28 at Blue Lake Camp located just north of the Alabama-Florida state line. The retreat offers a unique opportunity for writers, or aspiring writers, to develop writing abilities and to pitch their work for publication. Various registration options...
The mission of IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida, Inc. is to financially support nonprofit organizations in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Created in 2012, IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida has awarded $2.7 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations including five $101,600 grants in 2019. IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida is...

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