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.

Sacred Heart to Host Breast Cancer Support Group October 16, 2012

To meet the growing needs of breast cancer patients and survivors in our community, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast hosts a monthly breast cancer support group. The group’s next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center at Sacred Heart.

The Sea Turtles of South Walton

It’s sea turtle nesting season in Florida and in South Walton we're having an incredible year with over 100 nests, shattering the previous record of 58. Thanks to the consistent efforts of South Walton Turtle Watch, our small group of dedicated volunteers is making a difference in the survival of several species of sea turtles.

Most of the adult turtles have nested, and babies are hatching all up and down our beaches right now. It's one of the miracles of nature we are so privileged to witness in our SoWal paradise!

The Importance of Seaweed to Our Ecosystem

Whether seaweed is present on the beach or not is on one of the most frequently asked questions on the SoWal Forum for folks coming to visit. Here's a little info about seaweed from our partner, the South Walton TDC.
Seaweed can be an issue along our beaches during certain times of the year. Though June is historically the month of greatest seaweed deposits, there is no way to predict when it will wash ashore in larger quantities or how long it will last.

Emeril Lagasse Kicks It Up a Notch at Seaside Neighborhood School

Bam! You can't get more fresh or local than pulling veggies right out of the ground and in to the pan at the new outdoor kitchen at the Seaside Neighborhood School's Corner Garden. Chef Emeril Lagasse was on hand to break in the brand-new burners and grill as part of the school's mentoring program.

Lagasse has a foundation dedicated to helping deserving kids get fed, and helping school kids get a healthy and nutritional meal. One school where he has made his mark increased their grade scores from the 50s to the 80s thanks to better nutrition and parent involvement.


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