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.
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.
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.
End of July Update: South Walton Turtle Watch (SWTW) is reporting the most current count of sea turtle nests is up to 55. Some of the first nests of the season are approaching 50-60 days and we should start to see hatchlings and/or their tracks to the water any day.
Of course we all love the beach but we also love the REAL FLorida - the swamps and creeks, the backwoods, the prairies and fields. We love the wildlife and the beautiful plants and trees! We also love learning all about it and our favorite place is just up the road in Freeport.
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.
Walton Outdoors is pleased to announce the annual Explore the Outdoors Festival on Saturday, October 5. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue, Freeport, Florida.
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.
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.
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..