Call for Nominations for Van Ness Butler, Jr. Hospitality Award

Do you know the next award winner? Are YOU the next award winner? Tourism in South Walton succeeds through the efforts of dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative people. The Van Ness Butler Jr. Hospitality Award, now entering its eleventh year, recognizes an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to tourism in Walton County while working with other community businesses or organizations to enhance South Walton’s standing as an upscale travel destination. Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know.

Visions of Seaside On Sale in SoWal

Visions of Seaside: Foundations / Evolution / Imagination / Built & Unbuilt Architecture, a new 608-page book by Dhiru A. Thadani, is now available in select stores in Seaside, Florida. The hard-bound, coffee table book explores important pieces of Seaside history, insights and ideas and will be sold exclusively in Seaside until September 3 and then available on Amazon and Random House bookstores.

Gulf Coast Area Charities Benefit as Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown Raises Over $825,000

In what has become a two-day star studded event, the forces of generosity were in full play at this spring’s successful Chi Chi Miguel Throwdown. Guests raised more than $825,000 for local charities along the Gulf Coast, a significant 56% increase over last year’s funds raised.

Ranches, Villas, and Houses - A Presentation with Michael Imber June 21-22

Come spend Friday and Saturday at beautiful Alys Beach and hear Michael G. Imber discuss his new book Ranches, Villas, and Houses. On Friday, attend a reception and book signing by the Caliza Pool, and on Saturday morning, enjoy a private guided tour of Gulfside House and attend a reception with Michael following the tour.

The Bryan Kennedy Show with Kevin Boyle and Special Guests at The Seaside Repertory Theatre

The Seaside Repertory Theatre is excited to announce our second summer hosting The Bryan Kennedy Show! The show is every Tuesday at 8 p.m., beginning June 18 through July 30. Bryan Kennedy takes the stage at The Rep, along with Kevin Boyle and special guests such as Stephony Smith, Forrest Williams, Wilson Fairchild, Duke Bardwell and Gordon Kennedy.

Preteen Sisters Become Entrepreneurs Through Bracelet Company

Local preteen sisters, pictured above, Mackenzie (left) and Payton (right) Brundage are making handmade bracelets in the Sandestin area to inspire young adults to think positively. The sisters created the Peace. Passion. Positivity. inspirational bracelets for young girls to have simple, wearable reminders to take pride in themselves, spread positivity and proudly display their own uniqueness.

Sacred Heart and Forrest Williams Band Team Up to Benefit the Arts

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and the Forrest Williams Band are teaming up for a great concert on Friday, September 20 at 6 p.m. Save the date for the Backyard Boogie for the Arts featuring the Forrest Williams Band & Friends in Santa Rosa Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast’s Arts in Medicine program.

Brook Stetler Named Executive Director of Seaside Repertory Theatre

The Seaside Repertory Theatre Board of Governors today announced the promotion of  Artistic Director Brook Stetler to Executive Director of the theatre. As Executive Director, Stetler will be responsible for guiding the theatre through the next phase of growth as defined by the Board. He will oversee the Seaside Repertory Theatre’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

In his position as Artistic Director, Stetler was instrumental in expanding the reach of the Rep through the addition of diverse programming, and mentoring at local schools.


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