MUSIC: Chris Manson profiled singer-guitarist Justin Fobes, who said he “wanted to be Bill Frisell” when he grew up. Fobes has since departed Beachcomberland, and we hope he’s making lots of money playing music wherever he ended up. Also–a review of Nik Flagstar’s Johnny Cash tribute show in Downtown Fort Walton Beach. Looks like Nik’s a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame nominating ballot at the 2017 Beachcomber Music Awards!
DINING: Bruce Collier, pre-Tiny Diner, had high praise for Santa Rosa Beach’s “Cafe Thrity-A” (oops!), finding the food “pretty much beyond reproach.”
PLACES: Bruce somehow managed to visit most of the major parks in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
MOVIES: Chris, in his review of Ron Howard’s The DaVinci Code, wrote: “This movie has destroyed my faith…in Tom Hanks’ ability to be funny.” Elsewhere, the Academy Award-winning actor was described as looking “puffy and bored.”
ETC.: This particular issue weighed in at a whopping 48 pages, much of it real estate ads. Come “home,” Beachcomberland realtors! We miss you…
- Gulfarium Unveils New Dune Walk
- News from the Gumbo World – Throwdowns and Fresh Starts
- NWF State College Techies Honored
It’s Not Augusta National
By Charles Morgan III The beach that runs the length of the Panhandle of Florida was once known for its soft, snow-white sand. It is now getting recognition for the threatening...
The music-loving portion of the Beachcomber community—most of us, I’d say—got some devastating news early in the week when we learned that the talented young vocalist Buddy Brumit died in an automobile...
Towne: The Records That Changed Our Lives
Jon Decious: While there must be at least 100 records that have changed my life, looking back I think Garth Brooks’ Ropin’ the Wind might be the one responsible (to blame) for...
Corner Wine Bar Offers Medley of Contrasting Tastes, Textures
I’ve been a fan of Vin’tij since it opened more than 20 years ago in Miramar Beach. In case you haven’t been for a while, they’ve moved from their more modest location...
MKAF Outreach Makes History with Two-Week Artist Residency Program
Recently, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Community Outreach impacted 5,700 children in Okaloosa and Walton counties. The original touring productions of The Snow Queen and The Reluctant Dragon by The Atlantic...
NOW OPEN SEED LIBRARY Walton County Coastal Branch Library, Santa Rosa Beach 850-267-2809 The library welcomes the community to participate in the “Community Seed Library” located next to the New Books section....