November — the month of Thanksgiving — that time of year when we gather with friends and family to ritually offer thanks and appreciation for all that comes our way. It causes me to pause and reflect upon people whom I am thankful for and to intentionally make myself...
Dust off those skates and get ready for the holidays at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne on Ice. Ice rink is open Sunday, Oct. 30 - Sunday, Feb. 5. Hours vary daily. Visit BaytowneWharf.com. Kick off the Christmas season on Nov. 18 when Santa rides in the holiday parade...
Okaloosa County School District Named a Worldwide School System of Distinction The Okaloosa County School District is one of 38 school systems globally to be named a Cognia System of Distinction for 2022, according to the organization’s recently-issued press release. During the 2021-2022 school year, Cognia conducted approximately 1,500 school...
By Lori Leath Smith Are you looking for ways to help our community? As always during the holiday season, there is an ongoing need for giving. Many children don’t have enough food to eat over a weekend, much less over Thanksgiving, and have to return to school hungry. Some don’t...
Impact100 of Northwest Florida, Inc. has selected 10 organizations as finalists to receive grant funding this year. At its November annual meeting, members will select from the finalists five nonprofits that will each receive a $100,000 grant award. Arts & Culture: Stage Crafters Community Theatre Inc. – “The Show Must...
By Kelly Murphy-Redd Tested, stalwart and dedicated, are words describing Paul Singleton. A fixture as ambassador at the Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce, Paul has attended 1,650 ambassador events including local business ribbon cuttings. How does he know? He consults a little black book where records of such things are...
By Lisa Woodrum In a world where we are bombarded with negativity and bad reports, I invite you to pull up a front row seat with me to witness your community’s compassionate heart toward the down and out. In 2006, community leadership met to ask the question, “What are we going...
Tickets for the eighth annual Emerald Coast Classic college basketball tournament, presented by Global Sports, are on sale at the official tournament website www.emeraldcoastclassic.com. Tickets start at $20 per two-game session. The Classic will be played Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 25-26, at The Arena on the campus of Northwest Florida State College. Iowa...
Brooks Bridge Update Several buildings have now been removed to make way for the construction of the new Brooks Bridge to replace the 56-year-old Brooks Bridge that connects the island to Fort Walton Beach, a project slated to take roughly five years. So far, they include several Oak Breeze Apartment...