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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

By Paula Hilton

About two years ago, my oldest daughter discovered a Zumba class at a nearby church. After going to the class alone for a couple of weeks, she suggested I go, too. I had recently experienced a traumatic loss that left me weeping in my front room every night, so I decided maybe getting out of the house would be a good idea...
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Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Reviews by Joni Williams and Jane Morgan

Because it can “show don’t tell,” Hulu’s version of the novel so many of us read and (over) analyzed in college has a faster, more engaging pace. But don’t throw out your CliffNotes just yet as some details, characters and time frames have been reworked...
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Thursday, May 25th, 2017

By Samantha Lambert

The Taylor family history goes back to the early 1900s when Taylor’s grandfather Clement E. Taylor left England and arrived by steamboat at Santa Rosa Beach. He held many teaching degrees. Billy Marler, who would later become Taylor’s grandfather as well, hired Grandfather Taylor to teach his children...
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Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

"Who has time for anything else when there is always new music to learn?"

When I was 13, I started taking lessons from Tom DeVoursney and loved every second of it I practiced constantly and couldn’t wait for my lessons every week. A few years later, I started playing in Faith Assembly’s early service band and sitting in with Tom at his local gigs...
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Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Bruce Collier Visits Everyday Gourmet to Go in Fort Walton Beach

Montalto started out working at a luncheonette—Mary Jo’s—with its owner and chef, her grandmother. She cooked with her grandmother and worked behind the counter. She held on to her grandmother’s recipes, collected others from friends, and eventually compiled them into a cookbook called Recipes Without Reservations...
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Friday, May 19th, 2017

Tributes from Donnie Sundal, Scott Rockwood, Mike Ingram and More

“I was absolutely blown away, as well as a little confused,” says Thomas. “I had never heard anything like this or ever would. This was not only an album but a moment of musicians performing as if their lives depended on it..."
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Friday, May 19th, 2017

Joni Williams and the Brew Review Hit the Road

So there we were in this vile motel room with a dog that would hysterically freak out if we so much as tiptoed out to the ice machine, which we unfortunately had to do after a seemingly mild injury caused our mouth to swell to Donald Duck-like proportions...