Tag - 11-17-2016 Issue

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James Hayes Shouting in the Evenings: 50 Years on the Stage Matador   You might not know who James Hayes is, but he has managed to flourish as a working actor in Great Britain for some 53 years. Shouting in the Evenings is his story, from his arrival in London (from Ireland), training, early...

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Not Small Talk at the Wall – Bob Fest 2016

Musician Ed Wrann and a host of other great local singers and performers put on a show in honor of recent Nobel Prize honoree Bob Dylan at 30A Songwriter Music & Coffee in Santa Rosa Beach. Among the highlights—a beautiful rendition of “To Make You Feel My Love” by Dino Lourdi, who provided a...

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Alaqua Founder Laurie Hood

Interviewed by Charles Morgan III   Alaqua Animal Refuge is preparing to relocate to a 100-acre property east of Freeport. The new facility will have an environment reminiscent of a small town. There will be an expanded adoption center, new animal and educational exhibits, an enhanced medical...

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What I Learnt from the 2016 Election

Most people still don’t vote. With early voting—I cast my ballot at the Destin Community Center a week prior to the latest Hillary email investigation and/or Trump grope accusation, and it took about five minutes—it’s more convenient than ever. And some places provide free candy.   Republicans...

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Forty Years of Hog’s Breath

By Samantha Lambert   Jerry Dorminy of Birmingham, Alabama loved the sun and fun of Florida’s Gulf Coast. In the 1970s, he wanted to open a watering hole where he and his friends could hang out at night after a day of fishing and sailing. Dorminy opened up the Hog’s Breath Saloon in Fort...

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Fort Walton Beach

Members of IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida—a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization made up solely of women—have selected three community service groups in Okaloosa and Walton counties that will receive grants of $123,000 each in the coming year.   These funds will bring the total amount of...

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