A special holiday gospel brunch will be held in the Coastal Ballroom at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Sunday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $95.00 - $125.00 (all inclusive) and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/HolidayGospelDVIne20. The National Endowment for the Arts describes D’Vine as an...
Slow practice makes for fast play. I see it in my student’s eyes, their desire to play faster so that their fingers effortlessly glide over the keys. The answer is: Schedule a daily regular practice time that provides enough time to thoroughly and calmly practice. Students who set aside...

Destiny Radio!

Encouraging Connection with God and Our Community By Lori Leath Smith Destiny Worship Center Pastor Steve Vaggalis might not have known what the former Miramar Beach Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken would become when the church had the opportunity to purchase it in 2018. But the building located next to the Destin...

Destiny Radio!

Encouraging Connection with God and Our Community Recently, Destiny Worship Center launched Destiny Radio Studios and it’s now live! Formerly 91.1 WPSM FM Christian radio, Destiny Radio plays a variety of inspirational praise and worship songs, is commercial free and covers three counties (Bay, Walton and Okaloosa). It’s also the...

Do You Play the Guitar?

By Scott Gilmore Have you ever asked someone the question, “Do you play the guitar?” If they answered “yes” then there are always the inevitable follow up questions of: “What style do you play? What kind of guitar do you have? How long have you been playing?” The guitar is a...
The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra program is the premier training orchestra in Northwest Florida and consists of more than 50 students who perform throughout the school year in one of two ensembles: The Sinfonietta Strings and the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Conductor Aaron King Vaughn has officially announced their call for...
By Will Estell It’s a hot sunny Saturday in Montgomery Ala., and there in a dusty steel arena, kicked back in a folding chair, watching her three children and husband compete in various rodeo events, sits Casey Kearney. An unassuming 30-something who I was watching, just two weekends before, at...

Motivational Buttons

By Lisa Cyr It’s funny how “Mom” jeans have come back into style. I thought those days were gone, never to return. Those big bottomed, high waisted, baggy jeans caused ladies to look three sizes larger and accentuated our worst attributes. How did marketers motivate us women to not only...
By Will Estell If there’s one primary similarity that seems to exist between creative types and those drawn to the coastal lifestyle, it’s perhaps the immense freedom brought on by doing what you want and doing it where you want to be. Finding a way to do either is a...
United Way Emerald Coast is excited to announce the first virtual singing competition to come to the Emerald Coast. Rock United will celebrate and recognize the great musical talent in Okaloosa and Walton Counties while helping our community grow stronger through the efforts of United Way Emerald Coast. The...

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