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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Choctawhatchee High Alumni Returns and Likes What She Sees - For the Most Part

I attended Pryor Junior High for grades 7-9 and then went on to Choctawhatchee High School. I graduated from Choctaw in 1975 and was accepted to Auburn University. I graduated from Auburn in 1979 with a degree in secondary education and moved to the state of Virginia...
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Friday, October 21st, 2016

Ann Perillo Reflects on 60-Plus Years

In 1973, Gerard and Ann bought the restaurant from Joseph—Eddie had left the restaurant business back in the late 1950s. Joe & Eddie’s Family Restaurant was located in downtown Fort Walton Beach until 2005, and the building was torn down in 2006. Gerard and Ann reopened in 2008 at 400 North Eglin Parkway...
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Thursday, October 20th, 2016

"Nothing Really Changes Around Here"

"He was a tough Italian. He was an outsider down here, a Yankee. The locals wanted to try him out. There were lots of fistfights in the restaurant. He beat one guy up and threw him through one of the plate glass windows. Then he was mad that the guy had broken the glass, and he went outside and threw him back inside the restaurant..."
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Monday, October 17th, 2016

Oct. 21-Nov. 6 at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

“In the play, two people meet and fall in love. What happens next? We learn that things cannot be predicted absolutely. We must value the time we have because we don’t know the real consequences of our choices. Perhaps, in a parallel universe, someone like them or us exists and has simultaneously chosen differently.