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Habitat for Humanity Walton County - ReStore

SANTA ROSA BEACH FLORIDA -

After three years of anticipation, planning, design, and construction, a brand-new Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 2260 U.S. Highway 98 West, Santa Rosa Beach, FL is nearing final stages of completion. The group hopes to be open for business sometime in July. The new facility has been in the works since 2018 when Habitat for Humanity Walton County received a grant from IMPACT 100. The grant money allowed for the purchase of the property at their soon-to-be new location in South Walton County.  Once completed, the new, more spacious modern facility will enable the non-profit group the ability to handle more donated items that will be offered for resale to the public.

Proceeds from sales of items through the…

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Sea Turtle  by J Conley ImagesGreen Sea Turtles, Loggerheads along with several other species  of turtles have begun    to make their annual trek to the beautiful beaches of South Walton and 30A. Nesting season takes place in Northwest Florida each year between May and October. In early summer, female turtles begin coming onshore to build nests in the sand dunes and lay their eggs. Anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks later, the hatchling turtles will emerge from the nests.  Using the natural light reflections from the surf as a guide, the hatchlings make their way from the nests back into the gulf waters.  Sea Turtles are considered protected species.

The South Walton Turtle Watch is a local volunteer group that monitors the beaches daily during turtle nesting season. They carefully mark…

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Memorial Day Tribute 2021

The Gulf Cemetery Association in conjunction with this year’s Memorial Day ceremony, is sponsoring The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall©  throughout the Memorial Day Weekend 2021. This year’s theme for Memorial Day is “United in Sacrifice, Honored in Remembrance” and what better way to showcase this through the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall.

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall© is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, standing six feet tall at the center and nearly 300 feet from end to end. This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their hometown who…

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Native Gardening & Butterflies


30A local Native Landscape Professional - Jen Jones shares advice on why creating a landscape plan that incorporates native plants is a win-win!

As a local landscaper/gardener, I often get asked “What are the best and lowest maintenance plants to use in my yard?” My answer is always the same; "It is best to leave what is here naturally, if not, then look at the natural area surrounding you and mimic it, that is what works here." I am talking about native trees, shrubs, palmettos, ornamental grasses, perennials and wildflowers that have traits which are uniquely adapted to our local climate, geological, hydrological and biological conditions.  We have sand not soil, salty air, high heat and humidity, floods, droughts, strong wind and the…

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Beach House


So, you’ve decided to take the leap and buy the beach house! Congratulations! We’re excited for you and stand ready to help you prepare to realize your dream of owning a home at the beach. As a first step in the process it's important to have a good understanding of current price ranges. Having this information will save time in your search process and will assist in knowing which areas to look according to your financial goals.  Below is a list that we’ve put together showing the current median price for single-family home sales this year from a selection areas along 30A.

 

 

Like so many other areas of the country –South Walton and the beach communities of 30A is currently experiencing a continuation of exceptionally low housing…

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Mothers Day Brunch Options in South Walton

 

There's never a lack of great places in South Walton to celebration special events and holidays.  And Mother's Day is no exception.  From "MoMosas" to  "MoMentous Occasions" to Jazz brunch and everything in-between local eateries are pulling out the stops to help you celebrate Mom on her special day!  rom

Sending our warmest wishes from the beach to all the Moms out there! We hope you enjoy a wonderful day with family, friends and lots of fun!

 

GRAYTON BEACH

 Chiringo

Mother’s Day Beach Brunch Featuring special menu items like lobster frittatas and veggie frittatas + $25 Bottomless Mimosas until 4 p.m.

Website: chiringograyton.com     Address: 63 Hotz Ave, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459     Phone: (850) 534-4449

 

AJ’s…

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Dogs on the beach in South Walton FloridaThe short answer is; “Yes”! but there's a little more to it than that.  Walton County has a specific ordinance and rules about dogs on the beach including permit requirements.  We’ve put together a quick recap of the rules along with the links you'll need to obtain a beach tag to help make the process smooth & seamless!

  • Dogs must have county issued beach dog tag to be allowed onto Walton County beaches.
  • Only Walton County property owners and residents may apply for a beach dog tag.
  • Owners must provide proof of current rabies vaccination.
  • Fees for the beach dog tag is $40.00 per year per animal. (ALL permits expire every August 1st)
  • Beach dog tags are non-transferable nor can they be shared with others.
  • Dogs are allowed on the beach…
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HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE

HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE Is Now Available

The Idea Boutique, located in Grayton Beach Florida and publisher of the national luxury lifestyle magazine VIE, has just published the brand’s first coffee-table book, HOME—Inspirations for Home and Life by VIE. 

The genesis of the legacy coffee-table book was a desire to write a love letter to the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast and the people who make it beautiful. Architects, interior designers, artisans, and chefs make their indelible marks on the area and all who visit it. A blend of Southern hospitality, an easygoing beach mentality, and sophisticated taste has made this a truly unique slice of paradise.

For all those who have visited, the creators hope the stories and rich…

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After being closed for in-person attendance due to COVID-19 restrictions,  The REP Theatre is excited to announced their re-opening for concerts and performances again.

The new season kicks off on Saturday, April 17th with their Concert Series LIVE@TheREP featuring TOWNE. The concert will be held at Seaside Meeting Hall Theatre, located at 216 Quincy Circle, Seaside FL. 

Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 pm   Tickets: $40 and $32 for REP Members
Nashville, Tennessee-based indie folk-pop trio TOWNE consists of longtime singer/songwriter collaborators Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious. Inspired by the likes of everyone from; Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Heart, The Killers, and the perfectly imperfect harmonies of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty,…

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Celebrating Easter in South Walton


One thing about living, working or visiting along the beaches of South Walton- there's never a lack of great places to gather, enjoy great food or attend fun events.  And with Easter  now upon us, we've collected a list of of local options that's sure to make your family 's Sunday gathering memorable and entertaining.   

Easter at Stinkys Fish Camp • 5960 West County Road 30A, Santa Rosa Beach FL  • 850.267.3053

Brunch will be served 10:00 am – 3:30pm with music by Longleaf Drive.


Vue on 30A- Easter Lunch • 4801 W County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach FL  •  850.267.2305

Celebrate Easter 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with great views of the Gulf !  Offering Dine-In &  To Go options. Learn more: Vue on 30A


AJ’s Grayton  • 63 Defuniak St,…

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