30A South Walton tennis Registration Open for the 4th Annual Love All Tennis Round RobinLocal 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 South Walton  30A Vets One Year Anniversary 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

30A South Walton KT 1 Kissing Couple to Celebrate Anniversary on 30AMike 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.”

While I can imagine that both locations are a bit toasty, at least here on the Emerald Coast we have jaw-dropping views that will keep the Myers entertained during their two-day tour of 30A. Continue Reading…

30A South Walton 5k Alys Beachs 3rd Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run   Aug 31

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!

30A South Walton Chase Johnson Alaqua 600 Chase Johnson is Alaqua’s Animal Hero of the Month!Alaqua 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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PHOTOS: Sheila Goode Photography

30A South Walton BEACH LIFE SWFW 2 3 South Walton Fashion Week Set for Oct 6 12South Walton Fashion Week seeks Emerging Designers to apply for this year’s celebration of fashion and style.

The large-scale, multi-day event along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast celebrates high fashion by featuring dynamic events, with proceeds benefitting The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s (CAA) Arts Education Program. South Walton Fashion Week in its second year is produced by the CAA and presented by Visit South Walton.

“South Walton Fashion Week set the bar so high with its debut season, the entire week was seamless from model casting to hair and makeup,” said Ashley Ming, 2013′s Emerging Designer Winner. “The production totally reflected South Walton’s undeniable allure and the level of talented professionals I was surrounded by during my show made everything fly by.”

Ming said that the show was by far the easiest runway show she has ever experienced. Continue Reading…

Ever dream of moving to the beach? Before you do, there’s a ‘secret code’ that permeates our laid-back flip-flop culture. After you’ve been around for a while, you’ll gradually figure some of these things out on your own. But for anyone who wants to study-up in advance, here are 30 tips from 30A locals that will help you ease right in…

30A South Walton Beach Dune Allen Life guard 300x257 30 Tips from 30A Locals

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Heed our beach flag system!

1. “Always pay attention to our beach flag system, and swim near one of the nine lifeguard towers stationed at our public beach accesses.”

– Rick Talbert, South Walton Fire District

2. “Don’t text and drive any time, but especially not on 30A. There are simply too many pedestrians and cyclists.”

– Dave Rauschkolb, Bud & Alley’s

3. “Pack healthy snacks for your beach days! At 91% water, watermelon is a perfect snack to keep you hydrated and satisfied.”

– Joe & Crissy Thibodeau, ThiBod Fitness

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