Tag - 07-12-2018 Issue

July 12-25, 2018

AQUARIUS Jan. 21 ‑ Feb. 19 You need to dress up in a sort-of parade outfit or pirate costume or something. Anything to draw attention to yourself. People have almost forgotten you exist. Do something really silly to at least let them know you still have a pulse. PISCES Feb. 20 ‑ Mar. 20 You like to...

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Pet of the Issue – Cheech

Everyone here at Beachcomber is heartbroken over the recent passing of Cheech, a/k/a Cheech at the Beach. He appeared in our Instagram section often, graced our cover in June 2015, and was a special guest presenter at the 2016 Beachcomber Music Awards. He’ll be missed by those who knew and loved...

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Fort Walton Beach: What Gareth Stearns Did

By Samantha Lambert   It’s my hometown, but it’s also a great town. There’s a lot of stories when you peel back the layers. – Joel Vetsch   Gareth Stearns is the creator and administrator of Fort Walton Beach: What We Did, and he calls it “the most nostalgically addictive Facebook group this...

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Recommended Reading

Rumaan Alam That Kind of Mother Ecco Poet Rebecca Stone finds herself overwhelmed by the demands of her newborn son and the tedium of newborn motherhood. During her visits with the hospital’s lactation consultant Priscilla Johnson, she experiences a sense of peace, causing Rebecca to hire Priscilla...

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Fresh Local Beer with a Focus on Community

By Samantha Lambert   Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name And you’re always glad you came   That lyric from the Cheers TV show theme song could double as the mantra of 3rd Planet Brewing in Niceville. “It’s a community atmosphere here,” says co-owner Tim McCool. “No...

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Extra! Extra!

In the aftermath of the shooting that took the lives of several newspaper employees, including the brother of our columnist Carl Hiaasen, I went back to doing something I hadn’t done in a long time. I started buying the newspaper every single day.   There’s something about holding that...

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Editor’s Choice

The monthly ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY luncheons in Fort Walton Beach are always a treat. The food and company are tip-top, and the guest speakers’ areas of expertise often extend far beyond the boundaries of paint on canvas. Recent luncheons have included a ceramic artist (Skip Deems, pictured here)...

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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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