HSU Educational Foundation Unveils High-Tech Institute of Innovation


On Thursday, June 25 the HSU Educational Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in tandem with the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event to unveil the new HSU Innovation Institute, a facility centered in the Fort Walton Beach Commerce and Technology Park, designed to inspire innovation among both the [...]

The Market Shops to Host July OneBlood Drive


The Market Shops will host a OneBlood Drive on Friday, July 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a complimentary COVID-19 Antibody Test in addition to the regularly administered wellness checkup consisting of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening. The antibody test is authorized by the Food and [...]

Back Beach Barbecue Celebrates Three Years in Business


On Wednesday, June 24, Back Beach Barbecue will celebrate their three-year anniversary. Due to continued precautions surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Bay County restaurant will celebrate the occasion by opening up their dining room and outdoor patio, where tables are spaced six feet apart, for loyal patrons to come enjoy their signature barbecue. The [...]

Emerald Coast Magazine Opens Voting for 2020 “Best of the Emerald Coast”


Voting for Emerald Coast Magazine’s 2020 Best of the Emerald Coast has officially begun. The ballot for this year’s award can be found online or in the June/July 2020 issue of Emerald Coast Magazine. Now in its 21-year anniversary, Rowland Publishing and Emerald Coast Magazine created “The Best of the Emerald Coast” award to recognize various [...]

Costa Enterprises McDonald’s Celebrates Archways to Opportunity Graduates with Surprise Graduation Ceremony


Costa Enterprises McDonald’s celebrated two recent graduates, Josiah Gould and Candice Montague, who were able to attain higher education degrees through Costa McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity Programs. Due to COVID-19, traditional graduation ceremonies were cancelled, so the Costa team took it into their own hands to celebrate the accomplishments of Gould and Montague.  Complete with [...]

Henderson Park Inn to Reopen on May 15


Henderson Park Inn is set to reopen to the public on Friday, May 15. The team behind the Inn has worked diligently to create a new set of procedures in order to better protect their guests and employees. Henderson Park Inn closed its doors on March 21 due to the heightened concern for the spread [...]

Beach Walk Café Reopens Thursday, May 7


Beach Walk Café, located within Henderson Park Inn, will reopen to the public on Thursday, May 7, for take-out and delivery service. Take-out and delivery services will be available daily from 3-8:30 p.m. On Friday, May 8, Beach Walk Café will then open their dining room for their normal business hours, 5-9 p.m., while operating [...]

30A Fly Traps Opens for Second Season in South Walton


30A Fly Traps, a locally owned company created in 2019, is taking new orders in the wake of COVID-19 so their customers can enjoy their outdoor space at home without being bothered by yellow flies. 30A Fly Traps’ specially crafted sphere traps are more efficient, cost-effective, and appealing to the eye than the typical yellow [...]

Costa Enterprises McDonald’s Celebrates Retirement of Long-Tenured Employee


Costa Enterprises McDonald’s is celebrating the retirement of one of their most loyal employees, Tom Poling, after 37 years with the company. Poling began working at the Navarre McDonald’s in 1984. Over the course of three decades, Poling has dedicated his time with the company to providing top-of-the-line leadership, customer service, and a positive outlook [...]

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