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Learn how to surf fish at Topsail Hill Preserve Sate Park April 10

Date/time: Friday April 10th, 1 – 2 p.m. Surf fishing is a popular sport along the beaches of Topsail Hill. This program will teach you what types of bait will work, what times of year certain fish can be caught, … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike of No Name Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 3

Date/time: Friday April 3, 1 – 2 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. During this hike Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Rangers will lead you through the various ecosystems that make this park unique. This hike … Continue reading

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Enjoy Stargazing at Henderson Beach State Park April l7

Date/time: Friday, April 17, from 4:15-10 p.m. Henderson Beach State Park will host a star gazing program. Volunteers from the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of star clusters, planets, and galaxies and answer … Continue reading

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Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides hosting Farm Day April 18

The first ever Farm Day will be held at Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides on April 18th from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Join in on a 20-acre horse farm for a family-friendly day featuring: – Live music by Tareva Henderson, … Continue reading

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CCA hosting kids fishing tournament in Grayton Beach April 26

Time to catch some fish! The 10th annual Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Kids Fishing Tournament will be held from 12 Noon – 4 p.m. on April 26, 2015 at Grayton Beach. Sponsored by the Coastal Conservation Association, this popular tournament … Continue reading

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7 Pines Native Plant Nursery in DeFuniak Springs offers treasures for the garden

For native plant lovers in our area, it’s no longer necessary to drive to Tallahassee or Pensacola to find what you are looking for. The newly opened 7 Pines Native Plant Nursery in DeFuniak Springs has just about everything you … Continue reading

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Walton County to open beach driving permit lottery on April 1

On April 1, the Walton County Board of County Commission Administration Department will begin the submission period for their annual beach driving permit lottery.  Each year, the county issues 150 permits via the beach driving permit lottery.  The in-person submission … Continue reading

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Walton County fishing report for March 25

Fishing is good! River/bay: Some trout, redfish, and a few sheepshead. Stripers and crappie on the river. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” … Continue reading

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Honey bees all abuzz in Vernon

The honey bees were abuzz on March 24, 2015, as beekeepers from Sleeping Bear Aviaries harvested titi honey from their hives in Vernon. In a large field off of State Road 79, Sleeping Bear houses more than 150 hives. The … Continue reading

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Walton County Jail garden provides fresh vegetables for inmates

Over the last several years, Walton County Jail and the Walton Correctional Institution State Prison have been feeding inmates with fresh vegetables right from the their back yard. Currently with 14 acres and five to seven more in the works, … Continue reading

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