30A South Walton 004 Hartley George s rect Georges to Host Wine and Swine Dinner

On Wednesday, November 19, George’s at Alys Beach will host a Wine and Swine dinner highlighting pork in all its forms.

For each of the four courses at this year’s annual wine dinner, Executive Chef Darek Tidwell will collaborate with a different culinary team member to present a seasonal, pork-centric dish. Sommelier Jake Purvis worked with John Ireland, partner and east coast sales director of Pali Wines, to select pairings for each course. Guests will enjoy Pali Charm Acres Chardonnay in a reception prior to the seated dinner.

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30A South Walton Watersound Trail DSC 0138 Attention Runners, Walkers, Bikers: New Watersound Trail Opens to PublicThe St. Joe Company recently announced the grand opening of its Watersound Trail. The 5-mile trail, which is open to the public, begins next to the Watersound Origins Village Commons and then winds through the timberland forest and connects with Gayle’s Trails in the Panama City Beach Conservation Park.

The Gayle’s Trail system currently has about 13 miles of paved trail open to the public. The city hopes it eventually will span 30 miles and the Watersound addition is another step towards that goal.

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30A South Walton ABE Building 199x300 Another Broken Egg Opens New LocationAnother Broken Egg Cafe has opened a new location in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, adding a 39th restaurant to the chain that began in Old Mandeville, Louisiana, 18 years ago. The upscale 4,500-square-foot southern-inspired breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant seats 110 guests inside and an additional 40 on the “al-fresco” style patio.

The restaurant’s menu features plenty of fresh, nutritious dishes, including six varieties of Eggs Benedict, 11 gourmet omelets, Bananas Foster Belgian Waffles, French Toast, sweet potato pancakes, Southern Crabstack, biscuit beignets, handcrafted burgers, specialty sandwiches and salads. The restaurant also has a healthy side menu that includes granola, fruit and quinoa, gluten-free pancakes, steel-cut oats and salmon. For breakfast cocktails, don’t miss the mimosa or the house specialty Bloody Mary.

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30A South Walton jeffblack 200x300 Fall Concerts at the REP

Jeff Black

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Heather Maloney

The REP Theater at Seaside will feature two great artists in the coming weeks, Jeff Black and Heather Maloney.

Black, a Nashville singer/songwriter, is touring in support of his latest album, Folklore, released earlier this year. Over the past 30 years, Black has become a respected pioneer in folk and roots music. His passion and story-telling through song captivate his audiences.

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30A South Walton PicMonkey Collage Local Color Artists Club on DisplayThe Local Color Artists Club will have works on display at the Coastal Branch Library through November 30.

The display features techniques and mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, batik, encaustics and crash glass. The club, which has members from across the Florida Panhandle, was established in 1997 to talk about and share a love of all types of art.

The club meets monthly and features interesting speakers, demonstrations, information about the artists, art, helpful critiques and problem-solving exercises.

Club members participate in Artist Challenges several times a year during which each person creates their own interpretation of the same theme. The members display and sell their creations, as well as take commission work upon request.

For more info on the Local Artists Club, contact Amy Jo Rosati at 850-678-4813.

30A South Walton unnamed 4 1024x512 Sandestin to Host Sun Belt Golf Championships Next Year

Photo credit: Rod Dent Aerial Photography at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

In an agreement between Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the Sun Belt Conference, the prestigious Raven Golf Club will be the college athletic league’s host site for their men’s golf championships for the next four years, resort and conference officials have announced.

The four-year deal starts with the Sun Belt Conference men’s college golf championships on April 17-21, 2015. The subsequent conference championships will be held each April through 2018.

“The Raven Golf Club is one of the best golf courses on the Gulf Coast, and hosting the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Golf Championship there is a great way to showcase both the course and the talent of our student-athletes. We are excited to host our championship at this great venue and great resort,” said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson.

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30A announced that Lauren Sage Reinlie is replacing Mike Ragsdale as Editor of 30A’s network of websites and mobile platforms.

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Lauren Sage Reinlie

“We’re ramping up for dramatic growth in 2015, and having a full-time Editor will enable us to grow the 30A brand in new ways,” said Ragsdale, who founded the company in 2007. “Lauren possesses the enthusiasm, authenticity and expertise that we’ve been looking for.”

Prior to joining the 30A team, Reinlie served as a reporter and assistant web editor at Northwest Florida Daily News, covering South Walton, Niceville, Valparaiso and Northwest Florida’s large military community. During her 4-year tenure there, Reinlie won three statewide awards from the Florida Society of News Editors, including first place in beat reporting. In 2005, Reinlie earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She also worked for Texas Observer magazine and as a project director for a statewide non-profit, Texans for Public Justice. She moved to South Walton in 2008 to join her extended family who have called the region home since the 1960s.

“The 30A brand has an incredibly large and loyal following,” said Reinlie. “I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity, both personally and professionally.”

30A South Walton unnamed 2 Construction underway for new Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

October 27 was a great day for Walton County children experiencing the ordeal of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Amidst great fanfare, including a $1-million donation by the Pierce Family, the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) held their official ground breaking for a new center in DeFuniak Springs, expected to open in early 2016.

Since 1998, the Advocacy Center has been working to help children impacted by child abuse and neglect from their 13,000-square-foot facility in Niceville. The new center in DeFuniak Springs will help the group reach more children in Walton County. The new 15,000-square-foot facility will house a team of child-protection personnel, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, Department of Children and Families officials, therapists and Advocacy Center staff, much likes its counterpart in Niceville. The new center will also feature an interior courtyard and a saltwater aquarium. Continue Reading…

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