Presented by Garden of Life, the three part series features relay-style competition.

YOLO Board invites all area standup paddleboarding enthusiasts to join the 8thAnnual YOLO Board Relay Series scheduled for May 28, June 18 and July 16, 2015.

Presented by Garden of Life, the much-anticipated annual race series will be held at The Bay restaurant on the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. The relay-style competitions are in three recreational divisions: men’s, women’s and co-ed. In addition, Special Olympics Florida-Walton County and Special Olympics Florida-Okaloosa County athletes will compete for the second year in a row.

Characterized by carefree and friendly competition, the series offers an opportunity for spectators to cheer on their favorite teams and learn more about the ever-growing watersport of SUP.

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Allison Wickey

Allison Wickey in her studio on 30A.

Local artist Allison Wickey will be heading abroad to the South of France in June to lead a once-in-a-lifetime artists’ retreat.

Two weeklong sessions will be held at the Rhone Retreat, a bed and breakfast built in the 1800s in Gaujac, located in France’s picturesque Provence region. The retreat has on-site farm-to-table catering, massages, and its own pool.

Artists and beginners alike are invited to attend the retreats, which will be held June 2-8 and June 10-16, 2015.

Wickey will take participants step-by-step through her process using Venetian plaster and glazes to create their own original pieces to take home.

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Award-winning local band Continuum stopped by The 30A Store in Gulf Place this week to debut their new album LOUD.

The band chats with 30A Radio about the making of their recent music video, which they shot on Palafox Street in Pensacola, how the band members met each other and the craziest places to play on 30A.

This show features Continuum’s single “Top of the World.”

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And check out this video of the live performance!

There are few places more picturesque than Florida’s Emerald Coast, especially the section edged by Highway 30A. [more]

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Sweets

A very pregnant Sweets was rescued from the county shelter and delivered five precious babies upon her arrival to Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport.

Now that all of her babies have been adopted, this beautiful two-year-old Lab/Hound mix is ready to find a forever home of her very own. If her mothering skills are any indication, then she’ll be a loyal, loving and gentle dog.

If you think that Sweets is truly the perfect match for you, then you must come meet her at Alaqua.

To adopt Sweets or any other animal at Alaqua, visit alaquaanimalrefuge.com or call 850-880-6399.

30A Sand Rover Rally

Over 80 vintage Land Rovers and funky beach cruisers of all makes and models traveled from across the southeast to attend the 2nd Annual 30A Sand Rover Rally presented by Land Rover Gulf Coast.

Off-road enthusiasts hit the dusty trails in Point Washington State Forest on Saturday, April 11, 2015, followed by the afternoon rally at Grayton Beach State Park. The group then celebrated a long, successful day during an after-party at the world-famous Red Bar.

Check out some of the spectacular images captured by photographer Sean Murphy:

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