Tag - 05-18-2017 Issue

ADSO’s “On the Menu” Show

Hanna Joensuu’s “Wine Jug” took second place in the Arts and Design Society’s “On the Menu” show. Additional honors went to Rick Otoupalik for his e-painting “In Every Pot” (first place), Theresia McInnis’ “Cool Fish” (third place), and Maria Rudzki’s “Fruit Kabob” (honorable mention). The exhibit...

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Brian Haugen

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Special Forces U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces (Green Berets) U.S. Army National Guard (May 1986 – September 2009)   Brian grew up the son of an Air Force general, so he understands the sacrifices and constant changes that come with...

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#BEACHCOMBERDESTIN

Share your photos and get featured here! instagram.com/beachcomberdestin   @camillesatcrystalbeach Just two of the friendly faces waiting to make your day at Camille’s at Crystal Beach.   @charlesmorganiii Beachcomber Publisher (among other things) Charles Morgan III with Senator Bill...

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The Food You Crave, Ready When You Are

By Bruce Collier   Everyday Gourmet to Go is located just off Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach. The storefront is mostly window—the better to peek at the goodies inside—and there are plants and a small cafe-style table just outside the door. At first glance you might think it’s a gift shop—and...

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Remembering (and Celebrating) Col. Bruce Hampton

By Nikki Hedrick   Something magical happened as I was compiling a few local stories about the late Col. Bruce Hampton. Common threads appeared that made it easier to understand why he was so loved. His generosity of spirit and playful nature often take center stage over his music, although the...

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We’ve Got the Traveling Brews

By Joni Williams   We just stayed at what was the absolute worst hotel, ever. Honestly, we’ve always had good luck with hotel rooms, probably because we book based on a chain’s reputation or a friend’s enthusiastic recommendation. This room had the benefit of both, plus another biggie.  ...

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Beachcomber Profiles* — Jordan Ballantyne

HOMETOWN: Atlanta, Georgia.   PROFESSION: Musician.   AGE: 28.   HOBBIES: Music is my hobby. Who has time for anything else when there is always new music to learn?   RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Becoming a full-time musician was always a goal of mine, so I’m happy to have achieved...

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ZUMBA!

By Paula Hilton   “Are you AAAAWWAAAAAAAAKE?!?” our exuberant Zumba instructor screamed over the loud booming dance music permeating the room.   “YEEEEEEESSSSSSS!” 40 people screamed back, while gyrating wildly to the music.   That’s how I start my weekends.   About two years ago, my...

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Record Roundup

Willie Nelson God’s Problem Child Legacy Recordings Beachcomber requested that I submit a review of Willie’s new album, and since I’m not known as a music critic, I’m gonna presume that my perspective as a transplanted Texan in Walton County might be the reason.   As I was entering Big Bend in...

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