Ladybird Sideshow at Rosemary Beach to Benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge Dec. 7

This show at Rosemary Beach looks like a good one and one we're looking forward to. We love live music in SoWal and it's a treat when we get musicians of quality traveling to our area.

This Friday at 7:30pm at the Rosemary Beach Town Hall join us as we welcome Canadian musicians and co-founders of the animal rescue group Ladybird Animal Sanctuary. They'll be sharing their music for the benefit of animals in need.  

Harbor Docks Raises Record Breaking Funds for Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest

This Thanksgiving Harbor Docks, with the help of community support, their amazingly hard-working staff, over 200 volunteers, and dedication of Charles Morgan, was able to feed 1,674 people a free Thanksgiving dinner. Proceeds from the day broke the record of the most successful Thanksgiving hosted by Harbor Docks to date, raising $19,488 for the Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest.

Fundraiser for Building Homes for Heroes & 2 Severely Wounded Local Veterans Dec. 4

Randy Wise Homes, Inc. and First Florida Bank will hold a fundraiser to benefit Building Homes for Heroes. This benefit will help to provide two local wounded veterans, Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Hale and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joseph Deslauriers with new homes. Attendees will enjoy dinner, a silent auction and a presentation by Building Homes for Heroes.

2nd Annual Luminaria Run to Benefit Domestic Violence Center Dec 8

Shelter House, the domestic violence center serving Okaloosa and Walton counties, is hosting a unique twilight run that will shine the light on domestic violence in our community. The 2nd Annual Luminaria Run to End Domestic Violence will take place on Saturday, December 8, at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Starting and ending at Baytowne Marina, the course will be lined with more than 2,000 luminarias lighting the path for the runners.

Every Kid Deserves a Christmas Present So Join the South Walton Elf Ride on Dec. 9

Luke Thompson was only 10 when he started the Elf Ride tradition in South Walton. He did it to help local children by raising awareness of the local Angel Tree charity at the South Walton Fire District (SWFD). It was a grand idea, and now five years later Luke is 15 and also known as "The Grand Elf".

Harbor Docks Hosts 18th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner

One extraordinary day a year, Harbor Docks turns in their famous seafood menu for a Thanksgiving Day feast, an 18 year tradition to benefit Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest.
Friends and family, locals and tourists alike, will gather at the restaurant for this unforgettable event on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day from 11am till 7pm. Harbor Docks is located at 538 Highway 98 East in the heart of Destin.


Cottages for Kids Tours, Raffle & Auction Underway Now!

We love Rosemary Beach and Cottages for Kids. About the only thing better than watching kids play out-of-control on the beach is watching them crawl over, around, and through the incredible custom playhouses every year during Cottages for Kids.

Five cottages are on display and tours are open to the public on East Long Green on Scenic 30A in Rosemary Beach. Come out on Thanksgiving Day for some outdoor fun on the lawn and play in and all around the cottages! Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win or make a donation.  

South Walton Fire District Offers "Home for the Holidays" Program

For the third year, South Walton Fire District (SWFD) is offering a "Home for the Holidays" program. This program is designed to allow patients in skilled nursing and adult living facilities to go home to be with family members for holiday dinner. Patients must be self-supporting while at the residence, and be left in the care of a responsible family member.


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