My favorite moment of 2017 happens every day here in Florida with my family.
Throwing a puppy-themed first birthday party for my dog-loving daughter.
Assistant Editor *among other things*
My son getting engaged. Now he can finally move out, and I don’t have to do his laundry.
This has been an amazing year for me and my family. We went to DC and stayed with one of Anya’s childhood friends from Russia for a few days during the summer. We also went to see Roger Waters perform in New Orleans. It was my son James’ first concert, and he loved it.
Near the end of October, we visited Connecticut, upstate New York, and Massachusetts and hiked some of the state forests for a weekend during peak season. It was breathtaking.
All these moments were incredible in their own way this year, but the best moment was when we picked up our new Irish Setter puppy Penny in January.
Waking up alive from surgery.
Hiking in Glacier National Park in Montana and seeing Grinell Glacier before it’s gone.
Also, the gala for Fresh Start for Families & Children, when client Notlie shared her story of gaining education and independence. Fresh Start surprised her that evening with a car donated by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. It brought down the house at Hurlburt’s Soundside Club.
Acting onstage at both Emerald Coast Theatre Company and The REP at Seaside in the same season.
Watching my daughter wake up every day of the year.
- 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...
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....
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...