Category - Seasonal

Memories of Holidays Past

By Samantha Lambert   It doesn’t matter what you celebrate, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Lights and decorations are up, singing is heard everywhere, and merriment ensues. Traditions flourish.   I have lots of memories of Christmas past. One that sticks out in my mind is being...

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Thankful for Thanksgiving

By Samantha Lambert defines the word thankful as feeling or expressing gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. Synonymous with each other, and two strong and emotional words.   When was the last time you expressed thankfulness to someone or for showed your...

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In Deep Manure: The Threat of Vampire Veggies

By Wynn Parks   Did you ever wonder which would win in a fight between a pumpkin and a watermelon? Unless they come from Serbia or the Balkans, not many people do.   Still, what’s likely to get anyone’s attention, especially at Halloween, is finding out that pumpkins and watermelons are...

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Celebrating Community This Holiday Season

By Nikki Hedrick   Holidays take all these shapes, dotted with family traditions and plates full of food. The underlying message is about taking time for loved ones.   Before I became enveloped in the music scene, my circle was small. There were a handful of people that I knew would act in my...

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Decades of Love and Marriage

By Samantha Lambert   According to, love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection for another. According to the Bible, marriage is a covenant, a sacred bond between a man and a woman instituted by and publicly entered into before God.   Love and marriage may...

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Looking for Love in All the Site’s Places

By Joni Williams   Whether you’re shopping for homes or hamsters, boats or books—or just about anything in between—you’ll find it listed on the local Craigslist classified ad site. And that includes the one thing money can’t buy. Love.   The site’s Personals section serves as a kind of virtual...

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Whaddaya Want?!? Our Holiday Wish Lists

BRUCE COLLIER Beachcomber Contributing Editor   This Christmas, instead of fake news and reality television, can we have the reverse? If we can’t tell the difference, we can always go back to normal.   I’d like an Indian restaurant to magically appear in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area...

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