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Local talent Jenna Varney is 2019 South Walton Artist of the Year

Jenna Varney has had a knack for art and creativity since childhood. But it wasn't until 2002, the year Air Force assigned her husband to Eglin Air Force Base, that the 2019 South Walton...

What Makes a Community Garden So Important?

Community gardens are empowering tools. Their benefits are often times too numerous to mention, but we'll give it a try. They increase access to fresh produce, improve nutrition and food security, and they bring...

The Ultimate 30A Dog-Friendly Dining List

From bars to restaurants, almost everyone who visits 30A for vacation would conclude that our area is sincerely accommodating to canine companions. Likewise, locals love to bring their pets for an afternoon out for...

Coastal Biplane: Soaring with the Spirit of 30A

Coastal Biplane is the new ride in town. Next time your feet are in the sand, look up and you may just catch a glimpse of a red biplane cruising the coastline 500 sea-salty...

Fire Chief Retiring to 30A…the Community He Served for 11 Years

Is there really a better place than the Emerald Coast to watch the sun set on a successful career and transition into retirement? South Walton’s Fire Chief Richard Talbert announced his 2019 retirement after...

30A Stickers Raise Record Amount for Alaqua Animal Refuge

So far, the 30A Company has given away over 1.7 million of its famous round blue 30A stickers. While 30A gives them away for free in local businesses, donation boxes have been set up in many...

7 Must-Try Breakfast Spots on 30A

Get yourself fueled up for a fun day in the surf and sun! These eateries each deliver on taste and service, and you may even find yourself becoming a regular. The Perfect Pig Soon opening their...

The Grayt Pineapple Welcomes Divers to the Underwater Museum

The pineapple is a traditional expression of Welcome and Friendship, and the sun represents Life. So when the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) in South Walton announced a competition and invited artists to participate,...

Where to Happy Hour on 30A

You've spent your day exploring our gorgeous area and now it's that magical time: Happy Hour! Buzzing with bargains on booze, appetizers and entrees, 30A has a full spread of restaurants teeming with good...

Secret Bars of 30A

While a handful of die-hard locals have no doubt sampled all of 30A's wonderful watering holes, out-of-town visitors don't always have a lot of extra time to venture off the sandy path. And although the following bars are somewhat hidden away from public view,...

Giving Tuesday…and Every Other Day: The Sonder Project

Compassion is contagious. And one non-profit program is spreading the give-back bug near and far. The Sonder Project was founded in 2014 when three Walton County based businesses – The 30A Company, YOLO Board,...

Brewing Love, Life & Latte – the Amavida Story

The once small, independent coffee company roasting out of owners Dan & Sally Bailey's home nearly 15 years ago, Amavida Coffee Roasters has not only grown beyond those humble beginnings and captured the attention and...
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