Category - People

Killing Cancer with Comedy: Emily Dillon

Pensacola comic Emily Dillon knows a thing or two about storms, and even more about how laughter helps us through them. “I’ve always wanted to do it,” says Dillon of performing comedy. “When my husband first left, I started a blog. It was sort of my own self-induced therapy. I needed to get it out...

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Lori Ogles Named ABWA Woman of the Year

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), Emerald Coast Chapter announced Lori Ogles as their 2020-21 Woman of the Year. The chapter hosted the annual Woman of the Year celebration during their monthly meeting at The Event Room in Fort Walton Beach.   Woman of the Year is a long...

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One on One with Lensea Film’s Jared Cramblet

By Samantha Lambert   Beachcomber contributing writer Samantha Lambert sat down recently for a chat with local businessman and filmmaker Jared Cramblet, who was featured in last issue’s News from Beachcomberland.   Tell us about yourself—your background, family, etc. I grew up as a military...

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One on One with UpBeat Music’s Dick Reinlie

Interview by Samantha Lambert   In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new music store in Fort Walton Beach at the corner of Racetrack and Beal. It’s called UpBeat Music, and it’s owned by Dick Reinlie, who also owns an UpBeat Music store in Crestview. Beachcomber’s Samantha Lambert sat down with...

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Take Us to the Pilot

Alex Beer is a high-flying junior at Seacoast Collegiate High School.  Literally.   On October 13, Beer achieved his goal of getting his private pilot’s license. Passionate about airplanes since he was little, Beer started studying to become a pilot the spring of his freshman year. Taking on...

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The Funky Lives of Chuck and Carmen Stiles

By Gwen D’Vyne Lanier   Beachcomber chats with Chuck and Carmen Stiles, the couple behind the legendary Graffiti and the Funky Blues Shack in Destin.   Where were you born and raised? Carmen: We were both born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Chuck grew up in Little Rock, and I moved from Arkansas to...

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