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Kerri Parker Named As Executive Director of Communications for Seaside

Seaside Community Development Corporation (SCDC) has named longtime local Kerri Parker as Executive Director of Communications. The new role was established to oversee public relations, commercial leasing, and marketing strategy for SCDC. Parker has two decades of experience in marketing, including commercial leasing. The years preceding joining Seaside, Parker owned a marketing consulting company named doGooD, and held the positions of Director of Marketing for Alys Beach, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, and 30Avenue.

Chef Jim Shirley at Forefront of SoWal Culinary Style

SoWal Chef Jim Shirley has imprinted his cooking style across the South Walton landscape with tasty offerings ranging from to-die-for grilled cheese creations to people-pleasing Paella.

The mild-mannered cookmeister sat down with me at his waterfront restaurant, The Bay, on a rain-drenched afternoon to share a little insight about his rise to culinary prominence.

A Brand New Start for NWFL Fitness & SoWal Crossfit

It’s hard to imagine two people at the beach more fit than Matt and Megan Titus.

As owners of SoWal CrossFit (NWFL Fitness), these two are “in it to win it” when it comes to health and fitness. They could easily grace the cover of any healthy lifestyle magazine, but it’s “what’s inside” that really comes forth when speaking to them. Trading in “bad habits” for “healthy habits,” they decided back in 2011 to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

 

Love Wins ... Period

Sadly, some people don’t know how to love. But if given the chance to spend just a few minutes with Grayton local Cheri Peebles, she'll pass along her love recipe. It has one specific ingredient she's quick to share - grace.

“Grace is the bread of life. Not only grace for others, but you must give yourself grace,” says Cheri.

Local Garrett Horn Shares "Postcards of Seagrove"

Garrett Horn’s new book, Postcards of Seagrove, is a trip down memory lane. But don’t EVEN think that this is just another photo book with captions. Garrett takes readers through an unexpected odyssey, one filled with personal tales of love, laughter, discovery, loneliness, joy…well, you name it, Garett has been there and done that and he is baring it all to tell his Seagrove story.

45 Central Artist Reception Features Justin Gaffrey Feb 23

45 Central presents the wine bar's Artist of the Month Justin Gaffrey with an exhibit and a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. in Seaside, Florida. Come out to meet one of South Walton's most celebrated artists and toast the night with art, hors d'oeuvres and fine wine overlooking Central Square. Select pieces of Justin's work are on exhibit now and can be viewed at 45 Central through March 31.

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