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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

By Marilu Morgan

Creating an intricately detailed Valentine’s Day mailbox out of a cardboard box, construction paper hearts, and magazine collaged flowers that blew our classmates’ designs out of the water was the highlight of our winter. We spent hours creating handmade Valentine’s Day cards for our friends complete with watercolor paintings and personalized poetry.
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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

However, the book paints a believable portrait of an administration in turmoil and a leader who wasn’t fully prepared for (and probably did not even want) the role he assumed. Based on the buzz surrounding this book, I expected it to make me angry at our president but was surprised to find that I felt sorry for him...
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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Nikki Hedrick Takes on Social Media Trolls

I was at my boyfriend Eddie’s, and we decided to run a couple errands after he was off from work. As I was getting ready, the messages began—each one more grating than the last. I was being slowly belittled, but I did my best to take the high road, looking for a way out of the conversation...
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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
“I believe that art feeds your soul and that an artist continues to grow and mature with every painting,” Ms. LeLoup-West says. “As I paint and create, my hope is to inspire positive emotion in the viewer. When the viewer tells me my paintings are joyful, I feel I have accomplished my goal.
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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Annual Concert Event in Fort Walton Beach Sunday, Feb. 18

While funds are raised for the American Cancer Society, the event centers on people. The venue’s TVs are loaded with a slideshow of loved ones lost or still fighting. Often, you’ll find a little group pointing to an image as you see the beginnings of a story being told—maybe it’s about that person’s favorite car or their famous chocolate chip cookies...
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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Performing at HarborWalk Village Sunday, Feb. 18

I performed many years with a full band before becoming a solo artist in 2004. I play guitar and keyboard, along with professional backing tracks for a “full band” sound.
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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Feb. 16 and 17 in the Village of Baytowne Wharf

Festival guests can vote for People’s Choice awards in gumbo and become eligible for raffle items from the participating restaurants. After the People’s Choice honors are given, judges will award first, second and third place in the participant categories, as well as an award for best display...
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Friday, February 9th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

A recent study showed that on an automobile that was driven 20,000 miles in a year—in a city of one million people—300,000 people noticed the imprint of the car dealer who sold the vehicle. That is a lot of inexpensive exposure. Bumper stickers are meant to be more noticeable than an auto dealer’s logo...
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Friday, February 9th, 2018

Bruce Collier Reports from Shunk Gulley on 30A

It was a weeknight, and they don’t take reservations, so we tried to get there early ahead of the crowd. The place was half-full when we arrived—me, my wife, and our newly seven-yearold daughter Grace (The Tiny Diner). A guitarist was covering some ‘70s songs, and we were taken to our table amid a buzz of eating and talking diners...