30A South Walton unnamed 30A Songwriter Radios Inaugural BoostaBand Competition   Oct 14

30A Songwriter Radio’s BoostaBand competition is set for Tuesday, October 14th. Pandora’s Steakhouse and Lounge at Grayton Beach will host this year’s inaugural and unprecedented event.

Throughout the year, regional bands have submitted applications in hopes to be one of the six bands chosen by an anonymous panel. Bands must consist of at least three members, and perform all original music. There was no rule on genre, creating a truly unique and exciting event for spectators. The six bands will be evaluated by a panel of three judges. The winner of Boostaband takes all.

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30A South Walton BurntPine9Full 1024x689 Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Reopens After Renovation

The prestigious Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announced it has reopened following a complete greens renovation to the Rees Jones designed course.

The four-month project, completed by Southeastern Turf Grass from Augusta, Georgia, replaced all 18 green complexes with ultra-dwarf, TifEagle Bermuda grass, plus expanded and restored each to its original size when the course opened in 1994. The project also included strategic tree removal and the enhancement of 18 bunkers spanning multiple holes.

“This project signifies our commitment to providing the highest quality golf experience for all of our members and resort guests,” said Matt Caister, PGA head golf professional at Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin. “Players will notice the difference in the greens immediately and with the subtle contours and ridges added, it will allow us to be more creative with pin locations and make for a fun, yet challenging test for all skill levels.”

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30A South Walton debbie 2 Debbie Baker is Coastal Branch Library’s Featured Artist for SeptemberFriends of the Coastal Branch Library announced that their featured artist for the month of Spetember is Debbie Baker. Her works will be on display throughout this month.

Debbie Baker is a resident of Freeport, having moved here in 2002. She moved here with her husband after raising their family in Rome, GA. While working and raising a family her artistic talents were mainly used to create needlework, crochet designs, and decorative tole paintings.

After moving to Florida, Debbie began taking art classes in 2007 from local renowned artist, Skippy Hoffman. She began work in charcoals, pastels, and oils before finding her passion in acrylic. She still does some work in oils using mostly water based oils. She has also done quite a bit of glass painting, i.e. soap bottles and wine glasses.

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30A South Walton unnamed1 Seaside Announces New Wine Label in Partnership with Kokomo Winery

Seaside has announced a new, private-label collection of hand-selected wines from Kokomo Winery. The new family of wines, called the SEASIDE Wine Project, was hand-picked by Seaside founders Robert and Daryl Davis in response to the continual interest and demand from patrons and visitors for the best-tasting and highest-quality wines. After taste-testing numerous varieties from various wineries, the choice was made to form a partnership with Kokomo Winery in Sonoma, Calif.

Available by the glass or bottle exclusively from SEASIDE merchants, wine enthusiasts can choose from popular varieties including a sauvignon blanc, a crisp chardonnay, pinot noir, cuvée and a light, red zinfandel. Modica Market, The Shrimp Shack, Bud & Alley’s, Great Southern Café, Amavida Coffee & Tea and Sóng all carry the new SEASIDE Wine Project label and a portion of the proceeds from each bottle benefits The Seaside Institute.

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30A South Walton download 1 Pre order the 2015 Hunks & Hounds Calendar!

Alaqua Animal Refuge’s 2015 Hunks and Hounds calendar is now available for preorder! Animal lovers can pre-purchase the much-anticipated calendar online for just $29.99. The calendar is set to be printed in October and will be available for purchase at local stores throughout Walton County, as well as on the website.

The Hunks and Hounds calendar was created to benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge. It costs over $55,000 each month to operate the refuge, which relies on fundraising and private donations to meet rising costs. This calendar will give Alaqua the opportunity to raise a portion of the much-needed operating funds so that they can continue to give animals shelter, safety, and second chances.

30A South Walton PicMonkey Collage Pre order the 2015 Hunks & Hounds Calendar!

Dawn C. Whitty of Dawn Chapman Whitty Photography graciously donated her time and services to shoot the calendar, while Keri Atchley of Design 360 donated her time and services to create the website and design the calendar.

For more info and updates, watch Hunks and Hounds!

30A South Walton 30A Radio 400 30A Radio Returns with All New FormatThe long-running “30A Radio” station (www.30Aradio.com) is back online following a brief summer break. The station’s all-new digital format is available 24 hours a day and features Gulf Coast-inspired music, as well as 30A event news, beach updates, activities, dining info, local personalities, original shows and more.

“Fans can listen to 30A Radio at home, the gym, the office, in their car or even out on the beach with our free 30A mobile apps,” said General Manager Cory Davis, a 20-year radio veteran. “The new format features a unique mix of beach music, southern rock, country, reggae, and original tunes by local musicians. We’ll also announce an exciting line-up of original shows over the next few weeks.”

Established in 2007 by Seaside Neighborhood School, the volunteer-run 30A Radio station went off the air in May when the school needed space for classroom expansion. Several volunteer DJs asked 30A.com to help save the concept.

“30A Radio has been an important and authentic part of our community for years,” said 30A’s Mike Ragsdale. “We look forward to introducing new fans to what’s become known locally as ‘The Voice of 30A.’”

TIP: Local musicians can submit their songs to requests@30Aradio.com.

30A South Walton Seaside School Logo 30A Radio Returns with All New FormatRagsdale served as a volunteer DJ at the station for two years, and he said that his children loved taking radio classes while attending school at Seaside. Over the years, the company has supported many of the school’s fundraising events, including the Seaside Half Marathon & 5K Run.

“30A Radio will now reach a much larger audience,” said Davis, noting that 30A’s free mobile apps have been downloaded over 60,000 times, and the 30A Facebook Page has nearly 300,000 fans. “But even though we’re expanding our reach, we want 30A Radio to remain locally authentic.”

Listeners worldwide can now tune-in to 30A Radio at 30Aradio.com and through 30A’s free iPhone, iPad and Android apps. For advertising info, email advertising@30Aradio.com.

30A South Walton 10616075 819979454692700 1766398766522706261 n  Everything From Junk to Jewels at the Gulf Place Fall Yard Sale on Oct 4Whether you’re planning to de-junk your home, love a good bargain or simply enjoy browsing yard sales, mark your calendar for the Gulf Place Fall Yard Sale on October 4th, from 8am – 1pm on The Green at Gulf Place.

The cost is $50 per booth and sellers may bring their own tent (no larger than 10×10) to provide shade. Setup begins at 5 am and must be completed no later than 7:30 am.

From trinkets to kitchen accessories to apparel and fashion merchandise, all items are welcome. If you don’t want to be a vendor, simply stroll the tables for unique trinkets!

Interested vendors should contact Tiffany Salinas at 850-502-9233 or email Gulf Place Events.

30A South Walton puppypalooza Inaugural Puppypalooza Fundraiser Benefitting Alaquas Unconditional Love ProgramPuppypalooza, the inaugural fundraiser to benefit the Unconditional Love Program of Alaqua Animal Refuge, will be held at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach on September 20th, from 1 pm – 9 pm.

Puppypalooza will feature a DJ, inflatable bounce houses, retail, beer, wine, and food booths, a huge raffle, a jail, a dunking booth, dog agility shows, Unconditional Love Program dog performances, face painting, and tons of games for children. Beginning at 6 pm, Cadillac Willy will rock the park. Bring your own blanket or chairs and relax with your family in the park.

Food vendors include Shore Dogs, Smokin’ Butts, Dovalina’s Wood-fired Pizza, Sweet Henrietta’s, Fishale Taphouse and Grill, and Captain’s Lady Café and Sno Balls. Retail vendors include Pink Narcissus (Lily Pulitzer), The 30A Gear Truck, Cedar and Cypress Woodworks, Peaches to Beaches, Jam Berry Nails, Thirty-One, Scentsy, 30a Beach Girl, Ron John Surf Shop, Glas Designs, For Tails Only, Tastefully Simple, What’s Up Dog?, Shabby Wraps, Magnabilities, Beach Zinnia, Pure Romance, and more. Alcohol vendors include Pabst Blue Ribbon and CHASTE No. 850.

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