Education

South Walton Boys and Girls Club Excited for Big Move

The crew at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (South Walton Club) is preparing for a long-awaited move to their new building on 20 acres off Highway 331, behind the public library. For the past 11 years, the staff and kids of the club have been in a set of portable buildings on the site, and are extremely excited about their new facility. The first six years were spent on the west end of Scenic 30A, and the last five at the current location.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast Announces 2013-2014 Season

The 2013-2014 season marks Sinfonia’s eighth year of innovative musical programming as the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra. Maintaining the tradition of “symphony redefined,” the non-profit symphony will present a stellar line up of concerts featuring the orchestra and world-renowned guest artists. Dubbed “Musical Identities,” the season culminates in the annual gala event featuring Tony and Olivier Award-winning singer/actress Patti LuPone.

SWHS Cheerleaders Team Win Awards - Go Seahawks!

The South Walton High School Cheerleaders for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year are as follows: Julianna Allen, Savannah Bartleson, Angela Beabout, Maria Beabout, Marissa Brown, Zoelle Coetzee, Chandler Davis, Natalie DiCiaula, Emily Dismukes, Bella Ekstrom, Kate Harper, Taylor Hatley, Jenna Kotowske, Maria Martins, Alex Page, Kiera Singletary, Ashley Ward, Katie Wesson and Alexis Workman. They are coached by SWHS science teacher and cheerleading coach, Ashlee Scarpulla.
 

Children's Art Workshops at Bayou Arts Center July 16-18

Allow the artist within your child to thrive at the Bayou Arts Center! This summer, the Cultural Arts Alliance will host youth workshops in its lovely studio space at Hogtown Bayou, located at 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Workshop activities include, but are not limited to, drawing, printmaking, painting, and creating books. Classes are designed for children of all artistic abilities with fun and creativity for everyone as our goal.

Florida Fireworks, What’s Legal and What’s Not

The Fourth of July is around the corner, a time many Americans observe their independence by sending bottle rockets into the sky, exploding miniature bombs and unfortunately, breaking a state law. Most fireworks are illegal for consumer use in Florida, even if they're available for purchase. That can make stocking up for celebrations confusing for residents, tourists and guests alike.
 

To help clear up some of that confusion, SWFD would like to share some of the questions we are typically asked along with the answers.
 

South Walton Shorebird Season Report

If you've been to one of South Walton's state parks this season, you  might have noticed extra activity along the shore in low-lying dune areas. We have some very special visitors to our shores and this story and photos by our friend Jeff Talbert, Park Services Specialist at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, is welcome information about our feathered friends.

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CAA Offers Children's Art Workshops June 18-20 & July 16-18

Allow the artist within your child to thrive at the Bayou Arts Center! This summer, the Cultural Arts Alliance will host two youth workshops in its lovely studio space at Hogtown Bayou, located at 105 Hogtown Bayou Lane in Santa Rosa Beach. Workshop activities include, but are not limited to, drawing, printmaking, painting, and creating books. Classes are designed for children of all artistic abilities with fun and creativity for everyone as our goal.

Workshops will take place on June 18 - 20 and July 16 - 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..

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