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Sunday, May 20th, 2018

“My goal is to someday have the biggest snake in the world out here...”

“We’re always hoping for another TV show. I talk to producers regularly,” says Rick. But in the meantime, new additions like an alligator pond, parakeet house, and new tiger and lion enclosures are in the works.
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Friday, January 19th, 2018

Nikki Hedrick Visits Arnett's in Santa Rosa Beach

“First and foremost, it is a horse farm,” says Sundal. “People can bring their horses and rent out one of the spots or trail ride.” The rides are offered for all levels and are quite a treat, as the property is adjacent to Point Washington State Forest...
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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

By Alita Feek

I discovered the Shalimar Library upon moving here in 2016. As a librarian who is also a military spouse, my first task when relocating—after getting the lights and water turned on—is to join the local library. Finding the Shalimar Library was a fantastic surprise...
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Corn Bed Wallowing and More with Alita Feek

Then we made our way to the giant corn bin. I had never seen one of these before, and let me tell you, it’s exactly what it sounds like—a giant bin full of dried corn for children to play in, to run and jump in, and to wallow in. There was a lot of wallowing...
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Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Hands-On and Up-Close Educational Experiences

Alongside museum exhibits, the Science Center also hosts on-site and in-school programming. From the mobile planetarium to home school workshops and in-house field trips, learning opportunities abound. For more information about educational programs, visit...
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Saturday, October 14th, 2017

"It Was Time to Move." - Scott Funchess

The new $3.4 million facility clocks in at 17,560 square feet and is considerably larger than its predecessor. I was lucky to get a behind the scenes tour, and it definitely has that new car smell...
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Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

By Lauren Sage Reinlie

The far infrared heat travels three inches into the skin, warming muscles and tissues and increasing blood flow. The reported therapeutic and health benefits are wide-ranging—it can help your heart and blood pressure, immune system, arthritis, diabetes, pain, sleep, skin, weight management and even with reducing risk of and healing from cancer...
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Monday, September 25th, 2017

Fun Facts by Alita Feek

Both the Valparaiso Community Library and the Crestview Public Library offer the chance to socialize and craft at the same time. Crestview hosts “Coffee and Craft” each month, while the Valparaiso library has a weekly “Needles and Hooks Social Club"...
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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The Fair Returns Sept. 26-30

The Okaloosa Industrial Fair made its debut over 45 years ago on Okaloosa Island, with circus tents and commercial booths with local businesses selling their wares. In 1967, this fair became known as the Fort Walton Beach Shrine Fair and secured its 501(c)(3) to become a nonprofit organization...