Tag - 06-30-2016 Issue

Beer Run for the Border

By Joni Williams   You know how it is. One minute you’re chatting about an out-of-town place, and the next, you’re on the road. Or maybe it’s just us. Anyway, after we got to talking with some folks about the Flora-Bama Lounge, we realized it had been way too long since we’d been there.  ...

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Neslihan’s Dream World

Neslihan Celik‑George—featured on this issue’s cover—graduated from the University of Canakkale in Turkey, where she studied fine arts and education. Neslihan finished the Masters in Art Education program at the University of Florida.   She worked as art teacher in several public schools and...

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Record Roundup

Chris Carter Action Figure Elevated Underground Until his recent move overseas, Carter was one of the most visible hip‑hop musicians in the area. He serves up social commentary, backed by a who’s who of Beachcomberland performers. Carter utilizes his musical platform to inspire change and...

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The Arc to Bid Farewell to Beloved CEO

After almost 20 years working devotedly as a Chief Operations Officer and the last eight as CEO for The Arc of the Emerald Coast, Fort Walton Beach resident (and longtime friend of The Beachcomber) Julie McNabb is set to retire on Jan. 2, 2017.   “It has been an honor and pleasure to work with...

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Meet the (Not‑So) New Guys on the Music Front

By Nikki Hedrick   We are home to many musicians, each with a story to tell and a unique history with the region. Todd Sparks, BT Turner and Tanner Gray—three solo musicians playing around Beachcomberland—are each are working towards finding a balance between their aspirations as original artists...

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Local Guides

Art Galleries

Your guide to Art Galleries in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Niceville, and Watersound.

Happy Hours

It’s happy hour in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Shalimar!


Services on the Beach. Destin, Fort Walton, Miramar Beach, and 30A / South Walton