Tag - 05-18-2017 Issue

Your Thoughts and Comments

We got some actual feedback from Beachcomber readers in the last couple weeks (what used to be called “Letters to the Editor”), so I don’t have to write anything this issue. Thank God. We always love to hear from you, so email chris@beachcomberdestin.com, and remember…be nice. – Editor Manson...

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Lloyd Taylor – A Part of Destin History

By Samantha Lambert   Longtime Destin resident Lloyd Taylor was born at Eglin Air Force Base in 1945. He and his twin brother Tommy were thought to be the first documented twins born there. Lloyd and his brother were brought home to Calhoun Drive in Destin by his parents Clement James Garfield...

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Robots Arrive in Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is the first hospital in the area to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Procedures. Robotic-arm assisted surgery is the latest advancement in joint replacement surgery that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and...

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The Truth about Cobia Fishing

By Jenna Taylor Photos by Hunter Forbes   Imagine this. It’s the first week of the month-long cobia tournament. You’re scrolling through Facebook and you see friends, acquaintances and numerous people who have recently caught cobia. You see a few small fish, some pushing 80 to 90 pounds.  ...

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OAA Names Student Art Winners

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance thanks all of the Okaloosa County students that participated in the eighth annual OAA Okaloosa County School Poster Contest.   Although we were not able to make everyone a first place winner, all 241 entries were on display at the OAA Poster Reception May 6 at the...

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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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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