Bill Horn

Bill Horn

Marine biologist and reef expert Bill Horn has joined the South Walton Artificial Reef Association as their newest board member.

Horn is highly respected across Florida for his scientific contribution and knowledge of artificial reefs and fisheries management issues. He recently retired from a career as a fisheries biologist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Artificial Reef Program and returned home to Seagrove Beach, his hometown since 1959.

“This is kind of like having Joe Montana come out of Notre Dame and want to play for your team,” said Andy McAlexander, president of the South Walton Artificial Reef Association. “We are honored and humbled to have him join us.”

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This year’s 30A HOT SPOT survey was broken into two parts: DINING and NON-DINING. Congrats to our 2015 DINING Hot Spot Award Winners, and now you can vote in our NON-DINING categories until March 31st. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. Good luck, everyone!

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Wendy Mignot Designs

Wendy Mignot Designs

Wendy Mignot Designs is giving away this beautiful, hand-crafted Tahitian Pearl Necklace. Known for being perfect for any and all occasions, this original piece can be worn in numerous ways.

The necklace is valued at $650, and only one lucky fan can win, so ENTER NOW! The contest ends on February 28th, 2015, and a random winner will be announced on March 1st.

CLICK HERE NOW TO WIN!

Formula Fresh Coffee & Juicery - Be Refreshed - cucumber, spinach, fresh mint, banana, pineapple, avocado, and goji berries.

Formula Fresh Coffee & Juicery’s Be Refreshed includes cucumber, spinach, fresh mint, banana, pineapple, avocado, and goji berries.

This March, two new restaurants will be moving into the newly renovated Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Formula Fresh Coffee & Juicery, which currently has a location in Red Fish Village in Blue Mountain Beach, features products for organic and clean eating and drinking. The restaurant will feature coffees, cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies, unique teas, specialty lemonades and more. Orders can be made online with delivery services available within a specified geographic region. Owner and founder Jennifer Gizzi also started The Personal Training Studio of Destin and Atlas Performance in 2009.

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After the successful launch of a custom YOLO beach cruiser in 2014, YOLO Bike Company announced it will be expanding its bicycle offerings in 2015 with cutting-edge, new designs including a kid’s bike, a fat-tire bike and a series of 3-speed cruisers.

The designs are a collaboration between YOLO Board and YOLO Bike Company founder Jeff Archer, bicycle designer Doug Morar and graphic artist Jake Meyer. Much like YOLO Board standup paddleboards, these bikes provide durability and function with a sleek and stylish aesthetic.

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It’s time to clean out your closets and sell your stuff! The Gulf Place Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, February 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on The Green at Gulf Place.

The deadline to register for a space is February 20. Table and two chairs are included in the booth fee for the first 25 who return the vendor form. 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 a.m. and must be completed no later than 7:30 a.m.

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!

For booth information and vendor forms, email Tiffani Salinas or call 850-502-9233.