Gopher Tortoises Finding Safe Haven in Walton County

After 47 days in the field, 227 threatened gopher tortoises have been spared an inhumane death and 28 gopher tortoise eggs have been saved from a development site in Apopka, Fl. The Humane Society of the United States, Nokuse Plantation, D.R. Horton and Bio-Tech Consulting teamed up to rescue the tortoises and eggs from the Rock Springs Ridge subdivision before relocating them to a permanent home at Nokuse Plantation, a nature preserve in Walton County. The eggs started hatching on Sept. 6.

Sacred Heart to Host Financial Matters Seminar on Medicare Coverage and Choices

Mainstay Financial Group will present a seminar titled “Medicare Coverage and Choices: How do you decide?” on Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Suite 3 Resource Center conference room at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Participants will learn about the coverage options and costs of various types of Medicare, including basic Medicare, supplements, Medicare advantage health plans, and optional drug coverage.

Explore the Outdoors Festival Rescheduled for Nov. 2

Walton Outdoors announced that the annual Explore The Outdoors Festival, originally planned for Oct. 5, 2013, is rescheduled for Nov. 2, due to approaching weather.

The event will be held on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue in Freeport, Florida.

Sacred Heart Hosts Evening with the Experts at Café Thirty-A Oct 2

Café Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach will host an Evening with the Experts on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. Guest speakers Dr. Kornelis Poelstra and Dr. Charles Wingo, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons, will discuss the hospital's new Spine Center and spine health.

Rosemary Beach Welcomes James Farmer Sep 7

Make plans to join friends in Rosemary Beach for an evening with James Farmer - Southern author, gardener, floral and interior designer, cook and garden-to-table lifestyle expert. James is a young, fresh voice for his generation with expertise about incorporating elegant seasonal garden living into your life, either on a grand scale or modest budget. James is Editor-At-Large for Southern Living Magazine and has appeared on NBC’s Today


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