Red Tide can ruin a day at the beach in Walton County, Florida. Luckily, Red Tide is pretty rare in South Walton. The 30A beaches rarely get Red Tide, but when it come it is no fun. Sometimes it is very mild and people think it is an allergy attack. Sometimes it is severe and makes you feel like you have the flu.
Health & Beauty
Tis the season for giving. Give the gift of life!
As millions of American celebrate the holiday season and prepare for the new year, The Market Shops and OneBlood encourage eligible donors to give blood for patients in need. Patients depend on generous blood donations every day - even on holidays.
The Market Shops will host a OneBlood blood drive on Friday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The OneBlood Big Red Bus will be parked in front of the shopping center, adjacent to Highway 98.
Point Washington Medical clinic is a donation-based clinic serving the SoWal community and has been overwhelmed with people seeking medical care and testing for COVID-19. Volunteers are needed NOW for a rewarding experience helping with all types of duties on clinic days - parking assistance, front desk, interpreters, health educators, nurses and health providers. You can also volunteer to help with special events or projects. Contact Shannon Kramolis by email or phone 850-213-1133.
Update May 21, 2020
Seaside’s Commercial beach experience will be different this summer. In past years we have encountered overwhelming crowds at our commercial beach creating a less-than-pleasant experience for most visitors.
Until recently Walton County’s coronavirus testing has lagged far behind neighboring counties and the state. When the virus was first discovered taking hold in cities across the country, residents were overwhelming officials with requests for tests that just weren’t available. Lots of people were sick and wondered if they might have gotten the virus. Others were just wondering if they had been exposed.
“We had to turn a lot of people down,” said Holly Holt, administrator of the Walton County Health Department.
A doctor’s “bedside manner” will not usually appear on their resume, but patients in need of a primary care physician would no doubt give Dr. Patsy Vargo and Hillary Glen, DNP, ARNP, “Five Stars” for their attentive approach to patient healthcare.
Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) recently accepted a grant of $35,000 from the Helping Hands Foundation of the All In Credit Union. The funds will go towards a second mobile dental unit to focus on restorative dental care in both Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
We all love to relax on the beach, but sometimes a soothing massage, invigorating facial, or moisturizing body treatment calls our name and we must answer. With the 2013 busy season right around the corner, most of us have been working hard. So take a moment, kick back and relax at some of SoWal’s greatest places to get pampered.
We are lucky to have superb weather here in SoWal for much of the year, and being active is just a way of life. If you're looking to keep that beach bod throughout the seasons and want to mix it up with a new routine, here's our latest SoWal List with a few excellent ways to move and groove in South Walton.