Education

Music in Pictures Awards Ceremony and Concert at Rosemary Beach March 3

There are so many talented and creative students in the Walton County area, and through the various schools and educational foundations, there are extensive opportunities to encourage those talents. One of those creative opportunities was recently offered through the Rosemary Beach Foundation.

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Movie Trailer

We've been following our friend, filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus' journey over the past year on his travel along the length of the state on the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. Elam is hard at work editing the documentary and this movie trailer is the first look. It's fantastic and we can't wait to see more.

The world premiere is Sunday, March 3, 2013 in Tampa

Epic Journey on Florida's Waterways Will Cover 2,000 Miles in One Year

It's called Expedition Florida 500 and Justin Riney and his crew launch from Pensacola on New Year's Day 2013 for 365 straight days spent on the water covering the whole of Florida.

They will paddle a majority of Florida's interior and coastal waterways - from the Gulf Coast south to Key West, visiting the Dry Tortugas (by powerboat), and then paddling north up the Atlantic coast to arrive in Jacksonville by July fourth. The remainder of the year will be spent exploring the state's major springs, lakes and rivers.

Wetland Wilderness Tours Takes You to the Underbelly of South Walton

Kent Mundy delights in showing people the part of South Walton most can’t even imagine. Mundy is owner and operator of Wetland Wilderness Tours, a one-man, one-boat tour company that explores the outbacks, sloughs and bayous of the Choctawhatchee River, IntraCoastal and other four waterways that spill into the Choctawhatchee Bay.

South Walton's Black Bears Active in the Fall

South Walton was once home to a large black bear population. Hunting and development nearly eliminated Florida's largest land mammal. But lately we've seen bears return to the area in large numbers.

Just like it is for SoWal vistors and locals, Fall is an active time of year for Florida black bears as they stock up on calories for the coming winter. Though black bears don’t really need to put on pounds to survive the state’s usually mild winters, they behave as if they do need to – eating about three times as much as usual.

FPRA Luncheon Features Seaside Founders at Bud & Alley's October 23

The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at Bud & Alley’s at 11:30am - 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The featured speakers will be Robert and Daryl Davis, the founders of Seaside. The Davis’ will speak about how they sold the idea of Seaside from a PR perspective.

Sacred Heart Gets “Down” for Breast Cancer Awareness

There were pink wigs, tutus, crazy hats, feather boas and some pretty impressive dance moves. Even Santa flew in for the occasion. Although they weren’t “Dancing in the Street,” they were dancing in the hall, the OR, the lab and even the chapel! The associates, physicians and volunteers at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast have been putting on quite a show for Medline’s Second Annual National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition. Nearly 200 participants have put on pink gloves and danced to "Down" by singer-songwriter Jay Sean for Sacred Heart’s Pink Glove Dance Video.

 

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County Distributes Teacher Mini-Grants

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to award six Walton County teachers more than $3000 in teacher mini-grants and need-based grants for the third quarter of 2012. Teachers are awarded funds based on their application for specific arts project(s) and how the lesson will support the Florida Sunshine Standards, among other considerations. The program provides teachers needed funds to purchase supplies to enhance art in the classroom.
 

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