Beachcomber Editor Chris Manson recently judged at HarborWalk Village’s Blues, Brews & BBQ, sampling about a dozen dishes from local restaurants, most of them delicious. The big winners included Grande Vista Bar and Grill (Best Booth), Crab Island Cantina (Best Seafood), Jackacuda’s (Most Creative), and Landshark’s Pizza Co. (Best Traditional). The People’s Choice honors went to Jackacuda’s, along with a $1,000 donation to the restaurant’s charity of choice, Food for Thought Outreach, Inc.
Contributing Editor Bruce Collier will host the Freeport Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 2. The event gets underway at 6 p.m., following the parade. He will also be acting in Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s A Wrinkle in Time at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin Dec. 7-23.
Contributing writer Chris Leavenworth is also the executive director of Destin Harvest, one of the beneficiaries of this year’s FREE Thanksgiving dinner at Harbor Docks. He was originally hired as a part-time driver and has been with the organization since 2008. He has written and won multiple grants that have awarded DH with operating funds, equipment, and several refrigerated trucks.
Contributing writer and photographer Nikki Hedrick didn’t know what to expect from the second annual Kite Film Fest, held November 11 in Destin. “Would the sophomore slump hit us over the head?” she wondered. “Would tech goblins come out to play and derail the festivities?”
Fortunately, the event was a success with double the amount of films (and attendees) as the first, along with several new award categories. “It’s an honor to be part of something that brings so many members of the local and not-so-local film communities together,” says Nikki. “Here’s to seeing what year three will bring.”
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Art Classes & Workshops
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