November 2013

Found 10 blog entries for November 2013.

The Holiday Toast on the Coast is coming and this will be a very special night. It will be held in Seaside, Florida and the proceeds will help to support Food For Thought Outreach, Inc.

The event will be held at the Justin Gaffrey Studio & Gallery in Seaside on December 6th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Those planning to attend the event are asked to provide a $10 grocery gift card or five canned food items to support the charity. These food items and gift cards will be used to provide a Christmas Dinner to local needy families on December 21st.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served by Bud & Alley's, Modica Market, Signature Catering, The Shrimp Shack and Great Southern Cafe. Other restaurants will also be on hand.

This event will feature many great things

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The Holiday Toast on the Coast is coming and this will be a very special night. It will be held in Seaside, Florida and the proceeds will help to support Food For Thought Outreach, Inc.

The event will be held at the Justin Gaffrey Studio & Gallery in Seaside on December 6th from 6pm to 8:30pm. Those planning to attend the event are asked to provide a $10 grocery gift card or five canned food items to support the charity. These food items and gift cards will be used to provide a Christmas Dinner to local needy families on December 21st.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served by Bud & Alley's, Modica Market, Signature Catering, The Shrimp Shack and Great Southern Cafe. Other restaurants will also be on hand.

This event will feature many great things

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Raising money for the Cottages for Kids Foundation has become a regular thing for Davis Dunn Construction and Studio A Architecture's Andrea J. Plunk. They have teamed up for their seventh fundraiser. The goal is always to provide an imaginative cottage and support a good cause. The creation for this year is called Live It Up, which is an enchanting cottage found in Rosemary Beach on the East Long Green.

Each of the facades found within the Live it Up theme has a sub-theme. The goal of each sub-theme is to encourage kids to do something, such as:

  • Serve it Up - A take-out window made to stimulate the culinary imagination of children.
  • Climb it Up - A climbing wall with a bell at the top.
  • Ham it Up - A stage with curtains for performances.
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Frasier Hansen and Shawn Sherman met and became friends a few years ago. They share a dream of opening a craft brewery and at the time, this just seemed like a dream. However, the time has passed, financing has been found and hard work has been put in to create the Idyll Hounds Brewing Company. These proud owners are about to start working on their first batch of ale in their new facility found off Highway 98 between Rosemary Beach and Point Washington.

The location in the South Walton Commerce Park is about 7,500 square feet and is nearly complete. It will contain all the necessary brewing equipment and they will start on their first two batches of beer, Divide & Conch'r double IPA and Man o'Wheat, immediately.

This dynamic duo met as chefs at the

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kentuckyranger/3124572792/During the holiday season, we all love getting together with family and friends, exchanging gifts and enjoy each other's company. However, this time of year is about more than just presents and events. The Christmas season is one of the most important times for charities because most people are in the giving spirit.

From the Salvation Army bell ringers to the many charity events, there are a number of ways to support both local and national charities. One of the charities in the Fort Walton Beach area needing your help is Shelter House.

Shelter House serves the Okaloosa area and Walton counties by helping with those suffering from sexual and domestic violence. This very important charity is accepting donations through their annual holiday food

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Joan Vienot recently set up her first exhibit in the area. This may not seem like a big deal, but for a painter it is. Joan has been an artist for as long as she can remember and is finally putting her work out there for the world to see.

She started by earning a degree and becoming a teacher at the high school level. From there, she became more involved in many artistic endeavors. Joan moved to South Walton in the 1980s and opened a campground. Through it all, she kept painting and was actually features in the Susan Foster Art Studio when it opened.

Vienot has run many different businesses, but has always remained an artist throughout. Last year, she vowed to devote more time to her art and set aside two days a week specifically for painting.

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Grayton BeachWhen you first arrive at Grayton Beach, you may notice the sign, which sums up the entire area. This sign says, "Nice Dogs, Friendly Folks" and that's the truth. This beach community is very casual and provides plenty of friendly fun.

The area is full of beach bungalows and is well-known for the iconic Red Bar. The live oak lined streets provide a small town feel with the beach close by. Anglers, beach lovers and boaters all find this area very appealing.

Grayton Beach was founded in 1885, but didn't begin development until about 1920. This neighborhood is found between Grayton Beach State Park and the Gulf of Mexico. It contains over 230 homes, a dozen commercial properties, a condo building, three multi-home sites and two mobile home area. You

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Blue Mountain Beach - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tbwb/9536116570/Blue Mountain Beach won't provide any tall mountain peaks or snow-capped hills. This area of the Gulf Coast gets its' name because of the blue lupine flowers and the very tall dunes. The area is very laid back and provides all types of beauty from the dunes to the beaches. Most of the homes in the area are from the 1960s and include everything from beach cottages to luxury homes.

Outdoor activities are found throughout with plenty of close by golf courses, the Timpoochee Trail nearby and the very rare dunes lakes throughout the area. Many residents enjoy water activities and a number of other outdoor recreation opportunities.

One of the most popular places for diner is Stinky's Fish Camp. This was recently names to the list of Top 10 Places to Eat

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dog_show_250Pet owners look forward to this event all year long because it provides the best of everything they could possibly want. The Rosemary Beach Unleashed event will be held on November 17th and will provide the opportunity to enjoy your pets during a community festival. The event will happen from 1pm to 4pm on this Sunday afternoon.

Dogs will be able to participate in many different competitions including:

  • A fashion show
  • Best trick
  • Agility demonstrations
  • Children's handling
  • And more!

This event isn't just for your pets, however. Music, dance performances, photo opps and a bake sale will all be a part of the event.

Pet Adoptions

You don't even have to be a pet owner to come to the festival. If you've been thinking about adding

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brewery_250The South Walton area is full of beer enthusiasts and they have all wanted to see a local brewery become a part of the area. This dream is getting closer every single day with the Grayton Beer Company looking to open very soon.

It took 11 months, but the company finally received nine large stainless steel tanks for fermentation as their location on Highway 98. Each of these tanks is 18 feet in size and will hold up to 22,000 pints of beer. This will allow the Grayton Beer Company to brew as much as 150,000 bottles of delicious beer at one time.

Other vessels have been delivered to help with the hot and the cold water storage needed for brewing craft beer. A grist case was also delivered, which will hold the grain and make brewing much easier.

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