Now known as Paddle at the Park, Destin’s favorite annual standup paddleboard event is moving to Henderson Beach State Park and welcoming two new categories – kayaks and inflatables! Now in its 9th year, Paddle at the Park Sponsored by Destin ER is set for Saturday, Aug. 21 at...
Not Your Ordinary 55 and Over Gathering Place By Lori Leath Smith Are you aware that more than 10,000 senior adults live in the greater Niceville area? Needless to say, Niceville’s Senior Center is a popular “hang-out,” and one where the aging outlook has been redefined! And now it’s welcoming members...
By L. Smith Seven Rip Current deaths have occurred in Florida so far in 2021—three of those occurring in our area, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In March, Miramar Beach was open, but with red-flag warnings about dangerous surf. Pete Rosengren, 42, a father of three from Illinois died...

Shy Dog?

Join Dog Harmony for Ask Amanda: Learning to Manage Shy or Reactive Dogs, July 29th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dog-Harmony will host Amanda Rietheimer, CDBC and CPDT-KA, to speak about shy (fearful) and reactive dogs, as well as cover canine body language. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased...
By Steven Harley, Total Laundry Services Thanks for taking the time to read our fun, informative blog for some basic laundry tips and tricks! In this issue, we want to talk about Laundry Detergent. As the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for…” still rings true when it comes...
By Lori Leath Smith, Publisher An average hurricane season typically produces 12 named storms, six of which become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes, according to the 96th Weather Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base. The 2020 hurricane season proved historic for the Atlantic Basin and Gulf Coast with several significant...
By Eddie Bird Every year, graduating seniors of Northwest Florida apply for six prestigious scholarships across four counties to honor Taylor Haugen. The Taylor Haugen Foundation originally offered a scholarship to a Niceville High School senior after Taylor Haugen passed away from an abdominal injury sustained while playing football for...
By William Blanken A drawdown is looming. You’re separating at the end of active service. You’ve decided to retire after a long career. No matter when or why you’re leaving the military, a big part of preparing for your civilian life is taking steps to proactively address the financial issues...
Walton County resident Bill Fletcher was recently recognized as the 2nd Zeke Bratkowski Advocate Award winner by the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Centers (ECCAC) at its signature Gala. Zeke Bratkowski was an NFL professional football player and an assistant coach in the NFL for more than two decades. He passed...

Check Your Mailbox!

Housekeeping tips from Greta Grumbine Charlton—your local mail carrier: 1) Spray for Wasps It’s that time of the year when wasps are making their nests in and around your mail boxes! Help your mail carrier by checking around your mailbox to make sure it’s clear and safe to deliver. If you...

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