Tag - 01-12-2017 Issue


Rebecca Williams writes:   I went by Publix to pick up a copy of The Beachcomber, my favorite entertainment guide for the area. The display box was closed, and when I asked about it, the management told me the distributor had quit.   Where will I be able to get future copies of The Beachcomber...

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The City of Destin has awarded April Nickens the 2016 Employee of the Year Award, the city’s top staff honor. Nickens was presented the award at the city’s annual Christmas Party and was recognized for her accomplishment by the mayor and city council at the January 3 council meeting.   Nickens...

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Fort Walton Beach

IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida—a nonprofit, all volunteer organization made up solely of women—has selected a new slate of officers to guide the group in 2017.   Taking the post of president is Teresa Bolton of Santa Rosa Beach. Bolton’s experience includes 16 years in corporate financial...

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Dealing with Change

By Nikki Hedrick   Change is one of the few constants.   Local is a funny term around Beachcomberland, one that is envied and picked apart. Sure, you’ve lived here for 10 years, maybe 15, but sometimes that doesn’t seem enough to give an understanding of just how much this area has changed...

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Recommended Reading

Marcelo Copello Wine & Something Else MC Wine Books Copello is a Brazilian wine writer and reportedly “most influential” in his country and its wine industry. Wine & Something Else is an illustrated collection of 31 wine-related essays, translated into English by Joao Ayres. If whiskey...

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Local Artist Spotlight – Claire Gagne

Claire Gagne is the co-owner of Emerald Coast Gallery & Gifts, located in the McGuire’s Irish Pub shopping center in Destin. We’re proud to feature some of her recent work here. To see more, stop by the gallery and/or visit emeraldcoastartgallery.com.   Special thanks to Holly Bain for...

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The Best Movies of 2016

By David C. Simmons   1. Moonlight (Directed by Barry Jenkins). Moonlight is immersive cinema. You’re not merely watching; you’re living it. Director Jenkins achieves this, in part, by placing the camera (and the spectator) right in front of characters as they speak directly ahead, with no place to...

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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!


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