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Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Overcame Color Blindness to Create Stunning Art

“I’ve been in Santa Rosa Beach for about eight years,” says Sutton. “The first time I painted the beaches was before I moved here, in about 2003. I came pretty often with family and surfing trips with close friends. The beach became an escape for me I think as it does for others..."
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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Meet the Artists Friday, Jan. 16

Alexander is an artist and academic originally from the south. She began honing her craft early and as a result has achieved great success in the art world. Having displayed her art in a staggering amount of solo and group shows across the East Coast, Alexander is a well rounded artist with a penchant for oils...
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Monday, January 19th, 2015

Bruce Collier on Local Novelist Steven Abernathy Plus Chris' Paperback Picks

Publishers and authors - send your masterpieces to The Beachcomber, P.O. Box 5707, Destin, FL 32540-5707...
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Monday, January 19th, 2015

The Latest News from Destin Snowbirds

Perhaps we will renew those friendships that we have set aside or neglected by sending a card, or better yet, by making a phone call or a personal visit...
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Sunday, January 18th, 2015

A Few Great Reasons to Stick Around After the Songwriters Festival

Now we know what you’re thinking. Where can I go to grab a beer without breaking the bank? That’s January for you, the month when December’s holiday shopping spree catches up with our wallets. But no worries—you can still have your beer and drink it too, without breaking the bank...
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Friday, January 16th, 2015

Tommy Womack on the Songwriters Festival

For my sake, their living well constitutes a healthy respect for the arts—the nonsense musings that make sense of all our lives. And that respect for the arts—patronage, if you will—flows down the mountain to us all. It’s probably the only aspect of trickle down theory that actually works...
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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

30A Fest Performer Mary Gauthier Speaks from the Heart

I also think about the soldiers I work with in the songwriting workshops, how writing a song about their war experience lifts a heavy weight off of their hearts. At the deepest level, songs can change lives. They help us heal. We can grab a song and say Yes! Look! This is how I feel...
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Saturday, January 17th, 2015

A New-ish Place to Dine on the Scenic Highway

Just inside the entrance, one leaves coastal Florida and steps into what might be called Victorian Cigar Box décor. Polished brass, plush leather seats, cut glass chandeliers, paneling, and paintings of seductive ladies in big hats and red gowns. A long, artfully lit bar extends down the right side, stocked with rows of polished bottles...