Bay Buzz Dec./Jan. 2020

Give the Gift that Keeps On Giving! Join our Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) team with a membership for you, your family, and your friends to help us in the mission of sustaining healthy local waterways through monitoring, education, restoration and research. Go to basinalliance.org for more information on memberships,...
Tuesday, October 27 – Gates Open 5:30 p.m. – Concert Starts 6:30 p.m. Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) is celebrating 20 years of preventing child abuse and neglect, protecting children and restoring the lives of impacted children. To celebrate and help raise funds,...
A draw for residents and tourists alike, the diverse natural areas of Walton County, including waterways, wetlands and shorelines are especially unique and critically important. In an effort to restore a footprint of 6.71 acres of oyster, saltmarsh, seagrass, dune and coastal dune lake wetland habitat, the Choctawhatchee Basin...
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...

It’s Not Easy Being Green

By Chris Balzar “It’s not easy being green,” sang a very wise frog. What does “being green” mean? Being green includes many different elements: reducing, reusing and recycling, not littering, living sustainably, conserving energy and materials, going zero-waste, utilizing fair-trade and ethical production, being carbon neutral, growing organic crops, being...
By Dee Cruce Let’s celebrate and praise the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC), celebrating 20 years of life-changing service within our community. With a mission of preventing child abuse and neglect, protecting children, and restoring the lives and futures of those impacted, the ECCAC fills a crucial need locally...
By Lori Leath Smith “Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” — Proverbs 31:9 Gathering in the Garden Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, 6 – 8 p.m., Point Washington Preserve, Tickets $40 It’s that time of year again—time to gather in the garden! The 3rd Annual Gathering in...
By Tim Norris Some believe Daniel Webster was one of the five greatest Senators in U.S. history, his statue stands in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, placed there by the State of New Hampshire. His career spanned almost four decades, serving as Secretary of State for Presidents William Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore. He...
By Peggy Brockman, Author and Speaker, Executive Director, United for a Good Cause, Inc., Hope Squad Master Trainer Certified On February 26, I received that call no parent or grandparent ever wants to receive. One of my grandsons had attempted to take his own life – he attempted to commit...
By Tim Norris Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for Santa...

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