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 cvhn Bud & Alleys to Host 10th Annual Hurricane PartySouth Walton’s longest-established and award-winning restaurant — Bud & Alley’s in Seaside — will host the 10th Annual Hurricane Party on September 26th from 6 – 10 pm, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN).

Entertainment will be provided by Motown favorites Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces. Along with the amazing views, food, beverages, dancing and fun that Bud & Alley’s is famous for, the event will also feature a live and silent auction. Select auction items will be posted online for a pre-auction two weeks prior to the party.

Anyone will be able to bid on the items, whether they plan to attend the party or not. Online bidding details will be posted on Children’s Volunteer Health Network’s website. Mobile bidding will be an exciting new addition to the auction this year, which will allow party goers to bid on their phones or mobile devices.

“The Hurricane Party goes back to the very beginning of CVHN,” said CVHN Executive Director Zach Billingsley.

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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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Drinking 30A Beach Blonde Ale – brewed by Grayton Beer Company — is pretty darn fun to begin with. But deciding who’s gonna buy the next 30A beer can be something of an awkward dilemma. So, we decided to come up with a little game to help speed along any possible brew bureaucracy.

30A South Walton photo 1024x745 How to Play the 30A Beer Bottle Cap Game

Our version of “The Secret,” but without all of the metaphysical mumbo jumbo.

Underneath each 30A bottle cap, you’ll find one of these three symbols: a SHARK, a HOOK or a CRAB.

And the game is pretty simple, because it’s just our beachy knock-off of ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS. Simply pop a couple of tops and compare your symbols:

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Click here to register for the 2nd Annual 30A Charity Golf Classic presented by The Aesthetic Clinique!

30A South Walton IMG 7621 Lifelong Waterman & North Shore Lifeguard Andrew Logreco Signs with YOLO Paddles

Andrew Logreco

YOLO Paddles, a division of YOLO Board, is thrilled to announce that two-time Molokai 2 Oahu stock class winner Andrew Logreco has been named a team ambassador of the company’s expanding line of performance paddles.

Engineered by master craftsman and veteran paddler EJ Johnson, the Florida-based SUP lifestyle retailer debuted its race-winning performance paddle line earlier this year, which is currently available in two colors and three blade sizes.

Hailed as the ‘dark horse’ by fellow watermen, Logreco is arguably one of the fastest stock board downwind paddlers in the world, having won the prestigious 32-mile Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O) twice in his division and beating the industry’s best on a consistent basis in other races.

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