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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Oct. 29 and 30 at the Cultural Arts Village in Destin

The original Highwaymen were 26 self-taught African- American painters, who in the 1950s realized they couldn’t sell their work in white-owned galleries, so they took to the road selling their scenes of beaches, sea and wildlife for...
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Monday, October 24th, 2016

Plus - How to Ugly Up for Halloween

FX is more than horror and gore. One of Dupré’s current projects is to create a realistic and well-fitting shell top for a mermaid performer. He has also donated his talents to area events like Navarre High School’s production of The Little Mermaid...
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Friday, October 21st, 2016

Ann Perillo Reflects on 60-Plus Years

In 1973, Gerard and Ann bought the restaurant from Joseph—Eddie had left the restaurant business back in the late 1950s. Joe & Eddie’s Family Restaurant was located in downtown Fort Walton Beach until 2005, and the building was torn down in 2006. Gerard and Ann reopened in 2008 at 400 North Eglin Parkway...
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016

"Nothing Really Changes Around Here"

"He was a tough Italian. He was an outsider down here, a Yankee. The locals wanted to try him out. There were lots of fistfights in the restaurant. He beat one guy up and threw him through one of the plate glass windows. Then he was mad that the guy had broken the glass, and he went outside and threw him back inside the restaurant..."