foreLocal charity Fore Her recently announced the Second Annual Fore Her Golf Tournament to raise funds for local women who are battling breast cancer and are struggling financially. The event will take place on October 11th, 2014 at Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort.

The day’s activities will include 18 holes of golf, an after-party, and a silent auction. All tournament participants will also receive a “swag bag” filled with gifts from event sponsors.

“After my mom, and my aunt each passed away from breast cancer, my family members in Michigan wanted to do something in memory of them,” said Amy Walsh, President and Founder of Fore Her, Inc. “Because a lot of my family members enjoy golf, they held their first golf outing in 2000, to celebrate the lives of my mom and my aunt. Therefore, I founded Fore Her, Inc. and am striving to continue the tradition of my family within this community by helping those fighting this disease locally.”

Since its inception, the tournaments have raised well over $85,000 in 14 years. Walsh continues that tradition here in the local community.

Tournament pricing is $75/person or $300/team of four players. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Check in begins at 8:00 am, with a shotgun tee off at 9:00 am.

For more info, or to register online, visit Fore Her or follow them on Facebook.

 
The Pearl Hotel (Tommy Crow Photography)

The Pearl Hotel (Tommy Crow Photography)

Having welcomed more than 12,000 guests in its first year, The Pearl — the Emerald Coast’s premier beachfront luxury hotel — is marking its “first strand” anniversary this month with a special guest package and takeaway keepsake.

Available for two-night stays between August 15 and December 30, 2014 and starting at $299* per night, the First Strand Celebration package includes a three-course dinner at the hotel’s onsite restaurant for two and an exclusive “First Strand” necklace made with a single freshwater round pearl and pearl closure on hand-rolled leather by South Walton-based jewelry designer Allison Craft Designs.

The full package includes:

– Luxury accommodations for two nights
— Two signature anniversary cocktails upon arrival
— A three-course dinner at The Pearl’s Havana Beach Bar & Grill restaurant for two
— One exclusive “First Strand” necklace designed by Allison Craft Designs
– Exclusive access to St. Joe Club & Resorts amenities

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Man on a MassageLocal tennis players unite for the 4th Annual Love All Tennis Round Robin at WaterColor and Seaside tennis courts on Friday, September 12th

All proceeds of the event will support the mission of Food for Thought OutreachLadies of all levels are welcome to play, enjoy lunch, participate in raffle and purchase special Food for Thought merchandise. Lunch will be provided by CUP Food You Pick Up.

The registration fee is $35 and covers tourney play, lunch and light snacks. Register online by September 1st and get two free raffle tickets. Click here to register now! 

Monetary and food donations including peanut butter, jelly, pop top soup, pop top tuna or chicken, and healthy snacks are welcome.

For more info, visit Love All Tennis or call 850-231-3060.

30A Vet 1 Year Block Party30A Vet — a full-service boutique veterinary hospital located in Gulf Place — will celebrate its First Anniversary and Block Party on Wednesday, September 10th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

All you need to do to join the free fun is to bring your favorite 4-legged and 2-legged friends, a chair and your favorite covered dish (optional).

Enjoy complimentary beer, wine and sodas and live music by Forrest Williams Band.

Several contests are planned and prizes will be awarded at the mini “Pet Show” for Best Pet Costume, Best Pet/Owner Lookalike, and Happiest Face. Door prizes and goodies will also be given away to celebrate 30A Vet’s wonderful first year on 30A.

30A Vet is located at 56 Spires Lane, Unit 14A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459, and is part of a truly wonderful group of pet-centric merchants at Gulf Place.

For more info, visit 30A Vet, follow them on Facebook or call 850-660-1892.

By Jessie Taylor

KT 1Mike and Tara Myers founded Kissingtour two years ago and have since kissed in 8 countries and 22 states. The mission behind their adventure is simple: To change the way the world sees love.

This Labor Day weekend, Mike and Tara have decided to spend their anniversary running 30 miles along our very own Scenic Highway 30A. These athletic lovebirds from Las Vegas have planned a two-day run along 30A, stopping to pose for and post pictures at popular locations and local businesses.

The Las Vegas natives are used to running in extreme heat (sometimes over 110 degrees!) and compare Vegas to 30A by saying, “we used to run in a sauna — now we run in a steam room.”

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The 3rd Annual 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run will be held in Alys Beach on Sunday, August 31st.

Located along Scenic Highway 30A, the course winds through the streets of Alys Beach and into their nature trail. The event also features an oversized obstacle course for kids of all ages and will end with live music by Shane from Rock the House, food, beverages, and the award ceremony in Alys Beach’s Amphitheatre.

The price to participate in this certified 5K is $35. The 1 Mile Fun Run is $15 (kids 12 and younger only, please). Event proceeds will benefit the Autism Society. The 5K Race begins at 7:00 AM and the 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM in the Amphitheatre. Please arrive 30 minutes early upon the day of the race.

Click here now to register!

Chase-Johnson-Alaqua-600Alaqua Animal Refuge announced that Chase Johnson is their Animal Hero of the Month.

Sincere congrats to our friend Chase for this well-deserved recognition. She spends so many hours every week working with the most terrified darlings that come through Alaqua’s doors. She teaches them to trust people again, which is no easy task in most cases. She also cleans the dog buildings, changes bedding, washes bowls and toys, and so much more. She gives the dogs baths and takes them on fun trips to the dog park. Chase always goes the extra mile to make Alaqua’s most special needs animals comfortable and happy.

The love that Chase has for animals is truly incredible, and Alaqua is grateful and honored that she chooses the refuge as her home away from home.

For more info about Alaqua, please call 850-880-6399 or visit Alaqua Animal Refuge.

Callaghan is coming to The Rep Theatre in Seaside on August 30th, starting at 7:30pm! She’ll be accompanied in concert by Jon Poole, her awesome percussionist from Atlanta. Check out Callaghan’s “Best Year” video below, which features scenes from Seaside…. There’s even a 30A sticker cameo! Can you spot it?

Concert tickets are $25. Buy your tickets online at www.LoveTheRep.com!

Here’s a video for a new Callahan song called “Who Would I Be,” which will be featured on a new album that’s currently being recorded in Nashville:

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