30A South Walton FPRA Invite September2012 Local Florida Public Relations Association Hosts September Professional Development Program

Fernandez is VP of Search Marketing & Analytics at SocialShelfSpace.com

The Northwest Florida Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will host its next professional development luncheon on Tuesday, September 18th at 11:30 AM at Cantina Laredo in Grand Boulevard.

Julio Fernandez, VP of Search Marketing & Analytics at SocialShelfSpace.com, will share insights into the digital world of public relations.

Attendees will learn advanced techniques to increase visibility and conversations online. Fernandez will share the latest information on signals online profiles are sending to search engines and how brands can dominate the search engine results pages. In addition, Fernandez will cover recommendations for brands from his recent article in The Huffington Post, “Tips for Athletes and Brands to Improve Their Online Profiles.”

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30A South Walton Mrs. Fields Alaqua Donation box 30A Sticker Donation Boxes Raise $40,000 for Alaqua Animal Refuge

Jayson Self, Manager of Mrs. Field’s in Silver Sands, proudly stands by the shop’s donation box. [Photo courtesy of l. gall & company]

Alaqua Animal Refuge and 30A.com announced that their “30A Sticker Donation Box” partnership has raised $40,000 for the local charity to-date.

Although 30A.com gives away its famous round Gulf-blue decals for free in local businesses, donation boxes have been set-up in many locations to encourage contributions to Walton County’s premiere “no-kill” shelter, located on a 10-acre farm in Freeport. The 30A Sticker donation box program raised over $14,000 in its first 12 months, and over $25,000 this year, making 30A.com one of the refuge’s largest monetary supporters.

“Both visitors and locals have been so generous this year,” said Ann Nicolson, an Alaqua Animal Refuge volunteer. “It requires over $50,000 per month to keep so many animals properly fed and cared for, so every bit helps.”

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30A South Walton  Festivities Planned for Final YOLO Board Mileage Builder on Sept 8th

Reid Inouye of Standup Paddle Magazine

YOLO Board plans to end the 2012 YOLO Board Mileage Builder in style—with a special celebration to commemorate this year’s race season at the fourth and final race on Saturday, September 8th at the Baytowne Marina in Sandestin. The Mileage Builder includes a free pre-race clinic, a one-mile race, a four-mile race and a free kid’s race. Overall series winners in each division will be crowned following the competition.

California-based Reid Inouye, publisher of Standup Paddle Magazine will make a special appearance for the event.

In addition, YOLO Board will be offering the chance to win a 12’ YOLO Board Eco-Trainer Red Razor, a tapered down version of the best-selling 12’ Original perfect for core training and a challenging workout. All registered racers in the one-mile and four-mile races receive a free raffle ticket and will be entered to win the Eco-Trainer, valued at $1,395.

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30A South Walton Forrest Gump 711x1024 Seaside Extends Free Movies Thru Sept

Forrest Gump will show on Fri, Sept 21

Seaside will continue their Central Square Cinema outdoor movie series through September. The following free movies will be shown in the Seaside Amphitheater on Fridays at 8:00 PM:

For more events, be sure to check out the 30A’s daily events calendar.

PLAY READINGS at the Seaside Repertory Theatre …

Wed, Sept 12th @ 7:30 PM

Miss Julie is a naturalistic play written in 1888 by August Strindberg dealing with class, love, lust, the battle of the sexes, and the interaction among them. Set on a midsummer night of 1874, on the estate of a Count in Sweden, the young woman of the title, attempting to escape an existence cramped by socialmores and have a little fun, dances at the servants’ annual midsummer party, where she is drawn to a senior servant, a footman named Jean, who is particularly well-traveled, well-mannered and well-read.

30A South Walton The Chairs 300x208 Miss Julie and The Chairs at The REP!

The Chairs

Wed, Sept 19th @ 7:30 PM

The Chairs is an absurdist “tragic farce” written in 1952 by Eugene Ionesco. The play concerns two characters, known as Old Man and Old Woman, frantically preparing chairs for a series of guests who are coming to hear an orator reveal the old man’s discovery, which is implied as being the meaning of life. The guests supposedly include “everyone”, implying everyone in the world. As the “guests” arrive, the two characters speak to them, and reminisce cryptically about their lives. Finally, the orator arrives to deliver his speech to the assembled crowd.


Tickets are $10 for each performance and can be purchased now at seasiderep.org, at Amavida Coffee or by calling 850-231-0733.

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30A South Walton FRED at Alaqua Fred Needs a Friend & Forever Home


From our friends at Alaqua Animal Refuge:

“Fred arrived at Alaqua Animal Refuge in a very unceremonious fashion. He was simply tossed over the fence; discarded like a piece of unwanted refuse. For years he’s watched his friends go off to their forever homes, and in all that time he hasn’t given up hope that his special someone will be coming along to pick him up any day. A handsome Husky/Labrador mix, Fred is one of the sweetest dogs at the sanctuary and is a huge hit with all volunteers. He plays best with female dogs his size or smaller, and is awesome on a leash. As much as we all love Fred here at Alaqua, our fondest wish is for him to find a true home of his own. Please think about becoming Fred’s forever friend. He will brighten your life just as he has ours, and he will bring joy to your heart.”

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a non-profit, no-kill shelter, located at 914 Whitfield Road, Freeport. They welcome you to visit all the adoptable animals at their beautiful ten acre sanctuary any Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. For more information you can call 850-880-6399 or check out their website at www.alaquaanimalrefuge.org.

30A South Walton Share the Shelter 2012 Logo Share the Shelter Music Fest on Sat, Sept 29Share the Shelter Music Fest returns to 30A’s Gulf Place amphitheater on Saturday, September 29th.

The 2011 concert event drew more than 500 music fans and brought in over $21,000 for Shelter House and Alaqua Animal Refuge.

This year, performers include Geoff McBride of NBC’s “The Voice”; singer and songwriter of #1 hits such as “American Honkey Tonk Bar Association,” Bryan Kennedy; Florida GRAMMY Showcase winner Chris Alvarado; 2012’s “Best Band on the Emerald Coast” in Emerald Coast magazine, Heritage and many other Florida favorites including Kelsey AnnaBoukou GrooveMegan McCormickForrest Williams and Daphne Willis.

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