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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

By Samantha Lambert

From the first day of school, have a routine for completing homework in the afternoon or evening. For elementary students, right after school is usually the best time while young ones are still energetic...
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Sunday, August 13th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

For the religious, denying free will implies that man has no real choice in his own sin, and yet he still must answer to God for his fixed transgressions. For the ones who find comfort in control, denying free will implies that we are all ultimately powerless to our nature and external circumstances...
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Friday, August 11th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Fontaine was the largest Bahamian I’d ever seen. He was coal black. At least 6’9” and 350 pounds. He was covered in brightly colored, intricately patterned fabrics. They might have been beautiful as individual pieces, but together they had an unsettling effect...
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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Joni Williams Hits the Road

Turns out, this is a most charming area of Mobile, filled with one-way streets, treelined avenues and the breezy Southern-style architecture of days gone by. Five is particularly handsome, with its rich-looking wood, window boxed greenery, open-air sidewalk seating and classic brick walls inside and out...
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Monday, August 14th, 2017

All-Star Zydeco Band Plays HarborWalk Tuesday Night

Six years ago, Domulot started the Village Brass Band and saw an opportunity to expand to the feel good music of the bayou. “When I lived in South Florida, I played in a lot of Cajun-Zydeco bands,” says Domulot. “It was a cool thing to be a part of with the crawfish festivals down there..."
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Friday, August 11th, 2017

Dining with Bruce Collier Visits 30A

The restaurant sits just off the road, a yellow-buff structure with plenty of windows and several shaded outside tables. We ate inside, in the main dining area. There’s a smaller dining space in the bar/lounge, complete with a pianist. Table sizes vary. The walls are whitewashed brick, tables are wooden, with sturdy...
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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

By Samantha Lambert

...they have been at the Fort Walton Beach Farmers Market for four years now and were among the first vendors. You can pick up eggs, apple butter, wild honey and blue water berry honey, and you can order meats from them. Lindsey is a beekeeper who has 100 beehives and is also a master gardener...
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

98-Year-Old Veteran Still Gives Generously of His Time

For hundreds of steps, Lombardo endured the repetitive stress. At the end of the field, he looked back, feeling blessed to still be alive, as others followed safely in his footsteps. Like all heroes, this was not the only instance of saving lives Lombardo exhibited without thoughts of his own safety...