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Friday, February 27th, 2015

Opens Monday, March 2, and We Can't Wait

The diner floors are now stylishly tiled. The walls are decorated with red velvet Art Deco trim. Both walls and ceiling are gradually being covered in eclectic wallpaper—multilingual movie posters, ads, sports, political and music event broadsheets, album covers, photos, and reproductions of world art...
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Friday, June 6th, 2014

This Just In - Joe's a New Dad! Congrats!

To your immediate right is the bar, behind which can be seen Coach Brad Bradford, his son Joe, Joe’s fiancée Laura, or all three of them. There are stools and some picnic tables, and a deck a few steps away (“Coach’s Big Deck”) but no walls...
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Friday, May 9th, 2014

Persistence and Determination Pay Off for Miramar Beach Entrepreneur

The necessary persistence, determination and a can-do attitude not only define Wilkes the man, but also make him a unique force in business. Everything— from his personal conditioning practices to the merchandise he sells—measures up to the highest standards in quality...
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Friday, February 14th, 2014

"Love Doesn't Come With Any Age Limits..."

In March, Denise Paravate, better known to her clients and the online community as “Miss Matchmaker,” will officially change her status to “Mrs.” when she marries local attorney James Levi. The walk down the aisle will be the first for Levi, 46, and the second for Paravate, 44, a single mom...
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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Up Close and Personal with Ben Savage and His Crew

“Being a musician is about more than being a talent – there is good talent everywhere,” says Emergent’s Ben Savage. “It’s about how you run it as a business. When you look at the difference between a successful musician and a non-successful musician, it usually comes down to how they run their business..."
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Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Up Close and Personal with the Good Folks at Destin's Honey Pot

They had started an apple orchard in Brantley, Alabama, and incorporated bees to act as pollinators. The bees flourished, the hives split three or four times, and they needed to be tended. Also, something had to be done with the quantities of honey they were producing...
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Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Destin Commons' New Eatery Keeps Getting Better and Better

Moran has been in the restaurant business for 36 years, since his start at age 16. From entry-level dishwasher he moved up to bartender, then waited tables. He proudly notes that he achieved the rank of sommelier at 25, a singular accomplishment for one so young...
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Friday, October 11th, 2013

FoWal Landmark Rolls Back Prices Oct. 19

Clements had worked at Goofy Golf since he was fifteen, when he would mow the lawn while his father worked at Hodge’s Lumber Company next door. From there, he worked his way up the ladder; upon taking ownership of the franchise, he also took on the pride of serving his community...
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Friday, October 11th, 2013

By Bruce Collier

Diane and husband Charles’ decision to open a farmers market in Rosemary Beach was a natural sequel to what they had been doing in their previous home in Memphis—managing a Greek Festival at their church. That festival, which featured food, vendors and music, boasted some 25,000 attendees...