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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Event Set for Fall 2018 in Destin

“We are so grateful to be able to have this opportunity to put the spotlight on the quality of production in our region,” says Nikki. “Although the films are mostly rooted in our region, international submissions and filmmakers from all over the south have attended (in) past years.
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Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Drink Along with Bruce Collier

I drank it straight, chilled from the refrigerator. The nose is similar to slivovitz or plum eau de vie. It’s smooth, low burn, with a slightly creamy texture and mouth feel. There’s a plummy (though dry) finish and lingering aftertaste...
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Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

3rd Planet Brewing Opens Second Location in Niceville

McCool and co-owner Jason Doster are military veterans who met when they both worked in Washington, D.C. They discussed opening a brewery together and in July 2015 drove to Gainesville and bought a Sabco Brewer System. It was a 10-gallon pilot system that they used to try recipes on in their garage...
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018

By Samantha Lambert

Stearns came to Fort Walton Beach with his parents when he was just three months old. He grew up on Middle Drive in the Garniers Beach area. He visited his childhood home on the day of this interview and relished in the nostalgia the house brought back...
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Friday, July 13th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Now we’ve got 19 giant t-shirt shops where you can buy one shirt and get three free with sizes up to 6XL. And a free hermit crab. We have 10 corporate chain restaurants for every independent one. There are enough auto parts stores, car washes, and mattress outlets for a town 10 times our size...
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Friday, July 13th, 2018

By Nikki Hedrick

Ten albums in around 20 years is nothing to sneeze at, but Badwater downplays the importance. “I mean, I just learned how to play guitar 15 years ago, but I was still doing music before that. I went to Florida State. I partied. I had a band. But it’s number 10, and this one took me three years to make..."
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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A Salute to Newspapers, Which You Should Read Sometime

The late great Cheech with Editor Manson at the 2016 Beachcomber Music Awards. Our tribute to 30A’s favorite dog appears on page 21 of the July 12-25, 2018 print edition...