30A South Walton 130301 MHP Chattahoochee 2 1 From the River’s Perspective: Who Owns Water Screens at Sold Out MountainFilm Fest

Michael and David Hanson in Who Owns Water

Last year, two brothers hopped in their canoes and spent a month paddling down the rivers that wind through Georgia, Alabama and North Florida.

During their adventure, they filmed, stopping to meet the people who live along the Chattanooga-Flint-Apalachicola river system, depend on it for their livelihood and are most-immediately impacted by its depletion from overuse. While officials in the three states battle over the water, in the resulting film, Who Owns Water, the people along its banks tell a compassionate story about the importance of conserving this natural resource.

On Friday, outdoors and under a bright, full moon, the film was screened as part of the MountainFilm Festival at WaterColor Resort. The weekend-long event drew a record crowd of over 750 people this year, selling out its first night for the first time in the 14 years it has been held.

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Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Why go out to see another Christmas Carol, Nutcracker or It’s a Wonderful Life, when you can see them all – and many more – jam packed into 90 minutes of high-paced hilarity at The REP?

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!), a five-year smash hit, kicks off its regular season at The REP theater in Seaside with an opening party and performance on Thursday, December 11.

Three REP actors, armed with a bazillion props and costumes, cram everything from Charles Dickens to Chewbacca into this ever-evolving performance.

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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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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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