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Archive for April 3rd, 2009

PHOTOS…APRIL 2, 2009

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  COUNTY WORKERS scrambled to repair this washed out bridge on located on CR-2 in the New Harmony area on Monday after a weekend of heavy rain and flash floods. The workers on-site told the Herald that a Walton County Sheriff’s deputy had just stopped at the bridge, made his way across it to help [...]

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  THE CULTURAL ARTS Association (CAA) of Walton County recently presented six days of plein air workshop sessions with nationally-acclaimed artist Lee Boynton of Annapolis, MD. The workshops were held in several locations including Watersound, Topsail Hill, Camp Creek Lake, and Cessna Landing. Plein air is a style of painting where the artist is in [...]

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  THE COMMUNITY of Villa Tasso recently got an extreme makeover. Recently, 12 streets in the community were paved for the first time. According to Commissioner Sara Comander, Cliff Knauer, an engineer with Preble-Rish, did all of the design work for the project and Utility Solutions of DeFuniak Springs, the construction contractor, brought the whole [...]

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  FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS of World War I to the glitz and glamour of 42nd Street, from gun-happy mobsters to disgruntled showgirls to arrogant divas, “Give My Regards to Broadway” has it all. Music by Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan make this a lively show. The children’s theater production opens at the Chautauqua Theater [...]

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Apr 3rd, 2009 | 0

  “I JUST THANK GOD I was home,” said Don Bishop Road homeowner Christy Scally. Quick thinking and determination, along with capable professional assistance, enabled Scally, her two small children and their nanny, a co-worker, and two dogs to escape a dangerous and fast-moving fire on their property. Niall and Christy Scally stand in one [...]

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  ZEKE BRATKOWSKI, (L), former Greenbay Packer and founder of the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center Golf and Gala event, enjoys this year’s festivities along with Julie Hurst, executive director of the CAC, and actor Wayne Rogers, who again graciously acted as auctioneer during the live auction of the evening. The funds raised help the [...]

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Apr 3rd, 2009 | 0

A CHURCH MINISTRY that involves mock-combat and lots of splattered clothing might seem unorthodox. Nevertheless, Southwide Baptist Church’s Pastor William Whaley and paintball ministry head Caleb Hogg believe they are on to something. In addition to being good, messy fun, paintball affords an opportunity to reach out to those who might not be receptive to [...]

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  CHAUTAUQUA REHABILITATION and Nursing Center (CRNC) hosted an Irish-style family dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. Residents, families and employees enjoyed the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. From the CRNC chaplain dancing with a broom while wearing a flashing green tie, to the waitresses with green hair braids and wearing beads, it was clear that all [...]

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