We decided to go with natural, earthy tones for our new line of South Walton T-Shirts, to reflect our community’s strong commitment to environmental preservation. For example, did you know that 40 percent of all land here in South Walton — about 25,000 acres — is protected habitat? …. Our new South Walton T-shirts are available in four colors: Henna, Bluegrass, Khaki Green and Pepper.

The Ophelia Swimwear team settles some scores at Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill.

Football season’s upon us once again, and with so many visitors from around the U.S. here each week, everyone wants to find a fun spot to root for their favorite hometown team. Well, there are many fantastic places here in South Walton to enjoy cold beers and big screens, but these are 30A’s Hot Spots to Watch the Big Game, as voted on by thousands of die-hard 30A fans!

Photos by Marla & Shane Photographers

Geoff McBride Announces New Album Project

30A’s very own Geoff McBride just announced an exciting new crowd-funding project.

What’s crowd-funding? It’s basically asking a crowd of supporters and fans to donate any amount of money to help fund a cause or project, but in exchange for specific rewards. So you’re not just donating money — you’re buying something to help get a project going!

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Good Night from the Dolphins

A few minutes ago, my dolphin friend seemingly asked me to wish you all a good night… have a great weekend!!

30A South Walton Den of Thieves jpg 687x1024 Den of Thieves at the Seaside REP

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Don’t miss this HILARIOUS Seaside REP performance!

Maggie is a shoplifter looking to change her life. Paul is her sponsor in a twelve-step program. Flaco is her charismatic but jealous drug-dealing ex-boyfriend. Boochie, Flaco’s girlfriend, is a topless dancer. When this unlikely squad bands together to steal $750,000 in unprotected drug money they become prisoners in a mob boss’ basement. Told that they have until sunrise to choose one person to die and three to donate their thumbs, the four engage in verbal gymnastics as they struggle for self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-love in a high-octane battle for survival.

“Den of Thieves” plays this Thurs, Fri and Sat at 7:30 PM, through Oct 20, 2012. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online, at Amavida Coffee or by calling 850-231-0733.

NOTE: This performance is recommended for mature audiences.

The best all-around stand up paddle board for five years running, the YOLO Original is now enhanced with YOLO Board’s new breakthrough 3D Expanding Technology making it lighter and stronger. Suitable for the beginner to professional, the 12′ x 31.5″ Original offers superior stability and ease of use for all water conditions. Upgrades include built-in bungee system for your PFD, fishing setups, or water bottle, traction pad, back leash grommets, and 10″ fin, convenient GoPro camera mount and a Gortex self-breathing valve that takes care of ventilation.

Video by: Thought Factory Films

Directed by: Shane Sauer

Produced by: Christina M. Sauer

Music: “The World is Waiting For Us” by Linus Lundberg & Jerry Silla

30A South Walton  Farmer & Fishermen Dinner at Fish Out of Water This Sunday!

YOLO Board to be Raffled

Join Fish Out of Water at WaterColor for a very special SouthernFare Farmer & Fishermen Dinner on Sunday, September 30th at 7pm, during which they’ll showcase local fish and local organic farmer Robert Wheeler’s fresh vegetables. The dinner will feature numerous courses and wine parings.

This special dinner is $55++ per person, and they’re also raffling off a YOLO Board during the occasion. Raffle tickets are $25 each, and proceeds will benefit Mr. Wheeler, who faces very large medical bills after his wife recently lost her a two-year battle with breast cancer.

Raffle tickets are also available for purchase at the WaterColor Inn Front Desk and at the BoatHouse for $25 per ticket. You do not have to be present to win!

The winner will be drawn during the Farmers & Fishermen dinner.

Seating is limited, so please call now to RSVP: 850-534-5050

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Beach Dune Allen Life guard
UPDATE: We’re told that our South Walton Life Guards received initial approval of their proposed budget. Thanks to everyone for their support thus far!

Our local life guards play such a vital role here in South Walton, and they deserve our community’s full support! If you’re able, please attend this meeting today, Monday Sept 24 at 2:00 PM to show the South Walton Fire Department and our local heroes just how much we appreciate the work that they do for 30A and our community. We need to fully fund these brave men and women so that they can continue to keep both locals and visitors safe!

PUBLIC NOTICE — Special TDC Advisory Council Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that the WALTON COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL will hold a special TDC Advisory Council Meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the South Walton Annex Board Room, Santa Rosa Beach. For additional information regarding this meeting contact Stacey Infinger at 850-267-1216 or Stacey@visitsouthwalton.com.

Action Item: Presentation of New Information on the Beach Safety / Lifeguard Contract