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How to Celebrate the New Year along the Gulf!

It's Time to Celebrate the End of 2020
& the Beginning of 2021!

Ring in the new year with multiple dining options along the Gulf Coast!  Here's a list of ideas!

Santa Rosa Beach
Old Florida Fish House | 33 Heron's Watch Way | Reservations:  850.534.3045

Dining 8:30 pm - 1:00 am
New Year's Eve Menu/Sushi Menu

FOOW | 34 Goldenrod Cir | foow30a.com/ | Reservations not accepted

Dining hours:  5 pm-12:30 am | Outdoor seating available.
Enjoy champagne, live music and special guests

Alys Beach
George's | Georgesatalysbeach.com

Reserve your spot now!  Seatings at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 8:30 pm
The Four Course Meal include a seafood trio and crab coconut bisque and main dishes including a Wagyu filet, seared duck breast and crab stuffed sea bass.

Rosemary Beach

Latitude Margaritaville Watersound Update!

Update on the New

Latitude Margaritaville WaterSound Community

It's Full Steam ahead on the construction of 13 Model homes and the first 258 homesites at this new Community, designed for the Active Senior!
Located near Panama City Beach along the Intracoastal Waterway, this long anticipated neighborhood comes with it's "No Worries" lifestyle.

Model homes are currently on track to open in April 2021.  Choose from four distinct single family home collections with prices beginning in the $200's.  Plans range from approximately 1,204 to 2,564 Square feet.

The first phase is projected to include approximately 3,500 homes.

Also included in this all-inclusive community is a town center with amenities such as a Town Square with Concert stage and jumbo movie screen, state-of-the-art fitness center, a lagoon-style swimming pool, dining, a dog park, tennis and pickleball courts and nature trails.

For additional information contact Amin Delawalla at 850.225.9899.


NatureWalk at WaterSound Origins VIP Preview Next Week!

NatureWalk at Origins Community Model Park is
ready to Preview by Appointment Only!

Call Amin at 850.225.9899 TODAY to schedule an APPOINTMENT before it's filled up!

Ask about the Pre-construction pricing and more information on this
NEW section of the Community!


Learn how Food and Wine Festivals are coping during Covid-19

*How Food and Wine Festivals are Pivoting During Covid-19 | Wine Enthusiast Magazine (winemag.com)

This year we're
all trying to manage and cope with the challenges that Covid-19 has affected, not only our families, businesses and even events.  

Whether it be by virtual events or social distancing they've been Thinking outside of the Box more than ever.

Click here to see how festivals across the country are changing to conform.


Local Non-Profit, Trees on the Coast, plants 10 trees at South Walton School

Trees on the Coast plants 10 trees at South Walton, Florida school (nwfdailynews.com)

Trees on the Coast plants 10 trees at
South Walton Elementary School

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Trees on the Coast, a local environmental nonprofit, planted 10 trees during a planting ceremony on Nov. 13 at Van R. Butler Elementary School.

This was the first tree planting ceremony the organization has hosted since COVID-19, according to a press release from the nonprofit.

Principal Jimmy Ross and 40 students participated in planting the trees. Board members from Trees on the Coast were in attendance to educate the students on the trees and what purpose they would be serving the community.

The trees that were planted are available for adoption as “Honor Trees.” The cost to adopt, along with a customized naming plaque, is $250, the release said. 

Those interested in purchasing a naming plaque or getting more information...

Watercrest Senior Living Community now welcoming Residents

Santa Rosa Beach's Newest Senior Living Community
Now Welcoming New Residents

St. Joe and the Watercrest Senior Living Group announced last month their new facility in Santa Rosa Beach is now accepting new residents!

This BRAND NEW facility features 107 units with amenities such as a promenade, signature water wall, fireplace, pool, salon, spa, grand balconies and multiple dining options.

For more information on this exciting New Community click here.


Santa Rosa Beach family finds pair of bears on front porch

*www.wjhg.com - 11/25/2020

Santa Rosa Beach family finds pair of bears on front porch


Alli Benton and her family woke up Tuesday morning to an unexpected sight, two large black bears digging through trash on the front porch.

“My heart was beating a little bit, but I was never too terrified,” said Benton. “It was actually a really cool experience to see them so close.”

Benton says it isn’t the first time they’ve encountered bears in the neighborhood.

“There have been mornings you wake up and there’s trash in the front yard, and we’ve seen them on our Ring doorbell camera, but this is the first super close encounter,” said Benton.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, around 4,000 bears live in Florida.

They ask if a bear gets into something on your property that you secure it and any open food sources so they don’t come back.

Benton says that’s something they will look into over the coming days.

“We have noticed neighbors with bear safe trash cans, so it does seem...

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