30A South Walton george 800 300x222 Georges at Alys Beach Raises $7,500 to Help with 22 Year Olds Cancer Treatment

Bailey Byrd was a carefree twenty-one year old waitress at George’s at Alys Beach when she started feeling tremendous pain in her abdomen. She was later diagnosed with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumor, which is most commonly present during the perimenopausal or early postmenopausal period, with a median age of diagnosis between 50 and 54 years.

To help raise money for her surgery and medical bills, George’s recently hosted Bailey’s Day at George’s and raised over $7,500 in one day to help her cause.

“It was a pleasure to see our community come together and help such a sweet young woman,” said Ann Hartley of George’s at Alys Beach. “People showed up in their Bailey t-shirts, servers gave their total tips for the day, and customers reached deep in their pockets and put cash in the donation jar. It was truly an amazing day and touched many hearts.”

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South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) is a grass-roots, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds to build beach-accessible artificial reefs in the coastal waters along our local beaches, for the benefit and health of both the environment and our South Walton community. You can help in many ways, but one super-cool and easy way is to buy one of the new official SWARA t-shirts!

The new shirts are available for sale at Stinky’s Fish Camp, Hungry Boards, The Red Bar and Yellowfin Ocean Sports.

For additional information about the benefits of artificial reefs, check out mbara.org and follow SWARA on Facebook!

30A South Walton unnamed1 Cuvée 30A in the Works at 30Avenue in Inlet Beach

Owners Tim Creehan and Pamela Wellborn with 30Avenue’s Marketing Director, Kerri Price.

Chef Tim Creehan plans to open the aptly-named Tim Creehan’s Cuvée 30A this winter at 30Avenue, a new development that’s currently under construction at the corner of Highway 98 and East Scenic Highway 30A, just north of Rosemary Beach.

A follow-up to his very popular Cuvée Bistro restaurant in Destin, Cuvée 30A will feature signature dishes such as Amy Grant’s Seared Tuna and Vince Gill’s Pecan Crusted Grouper, along with Chef Damiano’s authentic Italian Cuisine. Backed with a prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Creehan said that he also expand his wine list at the new Inlet Beach location.

“Our Walton County customers constantly tell us they’d love a Cuvee on 30A,” said Creehan. “We couldn’t find the right location until 30Avenue showed up. It’s nothing short of perfect, and we’re excited to be a part of both the 30Avenue family and the 30A neighborhood.”

For more info, visit Cuvée 30A or follow them on Facebook. You can also check out 30Avenue’s website as well as their Facebook page.

30A South Walton ZOKO 300x294 Meet ZOKO    Alaquas Pet of the WeekZOKO is a happy-go-lucky male Cocker Spaniel mix, who loves to play a good game of fetch.

He loves everybody and everything, so if you’re looking for a pet that will brighten up your life, then you must come meet ZOKO at Alaqua Animal Refuge. But don’t take our word for it… Let’s hear from ZOKO:

My name is ZOKO, and I have been chosen as the Pet of the Week. I am about four years old, and I am a handsome, neutered, male Cocker Spaniel. Through no fault of my own, my previous owners surrendered me to this place called Alaqua Animal Refuge. For a while I was pretty sad, but I really do love it here at Alaqua. They take very good care of me, and they are all so kind.

“I am afraid we have ourselves a full-blown mystery going on at Alaqua. And the mystery is that no one can explain why I am still here.”

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How did local Andrew Adkison get his start toward becoming a three-time wakeboarding world champ? His answer will probably surprise you! Check out some of Jessie Taylor’s interviews with Andrew below, as well as a few clips of Andrew in action on Choctawhatchee Bay this week:

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We owe special thanks to Shelly Swanger Photography for sharing this shot with us from last night’s Junior Marvin concert at Gulf Place.

If you missed their amazing performance, there are still a few local opportunities left. Thanks also to Boukou Groove for helping to bring this kind of world-class talent to our community, and sincere gratitude to Junior Marvin and Force One for showing some serious 30A love…. We are truly blessed to have you guys visit 30A.

Get your official 30A shirt at 30Agear.com!

30A South Walton 10397032 739083769487061 2051602195067160336 o Special JUSTIN Wine Dinner at Vue on 30a on July 16Vue on 30a will host a very special JUSTIN Wine Dinner on Wednesday, July 16th, starting at 5:45 p.m.

With its spectacular Gulf-front view as the backdrop, the restaurant’s award winning chef, Giovanni Filippone, has prepared a multi-course dinner menu inspired by summer time coastal living. The dinner will feature wines from JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery.

“Chef Gio’s passion for fresh and authentic culinary creations shows through beautifully with the specially prepared wine dinner,” said Tim Cole, Vue on 30a’s manager. “Our team looks forward to creating a new tradition of wine dinners in one of South Walton’s most spectacular dining venues.”

The special dinner menu and wine pairings include:

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What is 30A Map

Here’s a fun map that shows a little bit of the secret recipe behind the magic of 30A … Are we missing an essential ingredient? Let us know in the comments section below!