Claire Chaffin and Jessie Ruple (Cover) are ready to rock the court as “Team Floyd’s” (Shrimp House) at Emerald Coast Volleyball Week’s Spring tournament now through April 28 at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. The Tennessee locals have drifted south each Spring and Fall for the five-day tournament for almost a decade.
Seagrove Beach resident Nikki Hedrick (Various Places Around the Magazine) is a photographer and longtime Beachcomber contributor. She is the co-owner of 850 Music and Entertainment, and wears a few other hats, too. Nikki is currently up to her ears in beach wedding season.
Bill Herrin (“You Could Judge a Book by Its Cover, But…”) has worked with newspapers, ad agencies, and companies of all sizes as a graphic designer, art director, creative director, copywriter, illustrator, artist and freelance cartoonist. He has lived on the Emerald Coast for two years, and finds the area to be a perfect fit for him and his wife. Bill also plays drums in a local cover band (Catalyst) that performs all over Beachcomberland.
Clay Jones (Cartoons) syndicates his cartoons daily to publications across the country. Clay was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and was raised in Louisiana, Illinois, California and Georgia. He currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His cartoons have recently been featured on CNN, and he was a finalist for the 2019 Herblock Prize.
Subscribe to the Claytoonz YouTube channel and watch Clay Jones create his masterpieces and demystify the whole cartooning thing.
In Memoriam: Harold Destin
By Charles Morgan III Harold Destin died last week. He had lived in Destin for 64 years. Harold’s father, Chubby Destin, ran the Shooting Star for many years. His mother...
By the Numbers: 12Eleven
By Nikki Hedrick With an influx of regular gigs in the Destin area, 12Eleven have steadily made a name for themselves in the region. The average member age is only 22...
The Listening Room: Records, Podcasts and More
ALTERNATIVE Lucy Dacus 2019 Matador The current darling of the alternative scene scores with some fine originals—notably “My Mother & I”—and choice covers of Springsteen, Phil Collins and Wham! I used to...
G.I. Jade Tiki Bar & Bistro: Have a Round at Marker 21
By Bruce Collier G.I. Jade Tiki Bar & Bistro in Fort Walton Beach has been open just a few months. The restaurant sits on the harbor, at the Marker 21 Marina....
Where to Spend Your Happy Hours
Baxter’s Bar & Grille 605 James Lee Road Fort Walton Beach 850-812-6868 When: 3-6 PM and 10 PM-Midnight daily. Closed Mondays (for now). Drink Specials: $3 wells, $2 drafts. Camille’s at Crystal...
Baked, Not Fried: Destin’s Island Wing Co.
It’s a cool evening. Fall has set in, the crowds are low and the locals are out. It’s Friday night and I’m headed to Winn-Dixie but see the glow of the Island...