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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Welcome Back!

There are important questions to consider in planning one’s day while here in Snowbirdland. When is tee time? When does exercise class start? What time is the group meeting for coffee or breakfast? What is the best time to put on the walking shoes...
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Monday, December 8th, 2014

The Tiny Diner Is Kickin' It Old School for Christmas

The biggest trap comes when we ask Grace what she wants from Santa Claus. Since we can’t call him up or invite him to dinner, we promise to pass her list along. This leads to questions as to why we just can’t get in the car and drive, like Daddy does when he wants to get something for his liquor column...
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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Generous Donation to Waterfront Rescue Mission

Submitted by James Leffue:At their November meeting, the Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club donated $1,000 to the Waterfront Rescue Mission. The money will be used to buy food for the holiday season. Wate
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Friday, December 19th, 2014

Plus Greg Foat Group, Old Man Gloom, Psycho Sisters, Deanna Witkowski

Clever double meanings, emotional honesty and musical eccentricities are what you can expect from Bare, who’s set to perform at the 2015 30A Songwriters Festival in January. The album opens with a wave of fuzzy guitar noise and closes with an instrumental that owes much to ‘70s psychedelic rock music...
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Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Talking by phone, Sandford told me he and his new bride are looking to buy property on 30A and even set up a recording studio here in 2015. I’ve offered to keep an eye on the place for them while they’re back home in Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville...
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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Catch Him at 30A Fest in January

Our fearless music correspondent caught up with the Beachcomber Music Award nominee and 30A Songwriters Festival performer at the Gathering Spot in WaterColor, Santa Ro
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Friday, December 5th, 2014

A Visit to Jac McTighe's on 30A and More Beer News

After circling the filled parking lot, we finally gave up and settled for a spot on the highway. Once inside, however, we got lucky and were able to snag a just-vacated booth inside. Otherwise, the place was standing room only, and even that was elbow-to-elbow...
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Friday, December 5th, 2014

From Christian Rock to Army Bands to Funky Baytowne

It was forming a band through his church that put the Turner brothers on area radio and in front of crowds nearing 2,000 people strong. “I was traveling all over southern California at 17 as a guitarist in a Christian rock band. So many people start in church, and I did, too..."
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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Chef Giovanni Keeps the Level High

We were not alone. I had figured that since the place was serving a special Thanksgiving meal the next day, they might not be very full on Wednesday. We got there about 5:30 p.m., and the warm bar and lounge area were even warmer, with plenty of couples and families sipping and chatting in comfort...
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Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Beachcomberland Book Signings Coming Up

“The Little Lamb series places tools in the hands of our youth, teaching them acceptable behaviors in our current society,” says Lewis. “It relates to experiences we have all had and teaches children how to appropriately handle adversity, fear or differences in others..."