Category Archives: Home/Garden

A look back at Freeport’s former Bay Grove Motel and its owner Charlie Stiller

By Beckie Buxton, Freeport historian Have you ever wondered about the Bay Grove Motel, restaurant and service station? Remnants of the buildings still remain at the northwest base of the Clyde B. Wells (Hwy. 331) bridge. Freeport natives tell us … Continue reading







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Florida First Lady visits Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for Summer Literacy event

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park had a special guest on June 24, 2015. Florida First Lady, Ann Scott visited the park to encourage young readers to participate in the 2015 Summer Literacy Adventure. Children from the 30A Learning Academy, Coastal … Continue reading







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South Walton Fire District offering free smoke alarms for seniors, disabled, and families in need

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Knowing that early detection is the key … Continue reading







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Walton County fixed price sale June 27

Time: 7 – 11 a.m. In an effort to rid the county of surplus items and free up space in county facilities, Walton County will be hosting a fixed price yard sale on Saturday, June 27th from 7 -11 am … Continue reading







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Memorial Day services in Walton County May 25

Gum Creek Cemetery, Glendale 8 a.m. – Gum Creek Cemetery is thought to be 160 years old. As such, it marks the final resting place for veterans from America’s wars as far back as the early 19th century, with 12 … Continue reading







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It’s blueberry picking time in Northwest Florida

Where to find local sweet blueberries to pick or purchase in Walton County and the surrounding area June and July is the time of year to head out and find tasty Florida blueberries. In addition to a great topping for … Continue reading







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Yellow flies are back!

It’s that time of year again, and those nasty yellow flies are biting… here are some tips for armoring yourself In Florida, the name “yellow fly” is used to describe about a dozen different species of yellow-bodied biting flies. “Yellow … Continue reading







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Container garden lecture in DeFuniak Springs May 13

The Walton County Master Gardeners continue the lecture series: “How Does Your Garden Grow?” for the month of May. The top ten (and more) plants for successful container gardening will be the topic. Nothing brings instant color and interest to … Continue reading







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South Walton pioneer C.H. McGee known as Mr. Seagrove

By Carol McCrite Note: This story was originally published in the historical book The Way We Were – Recollections of South Walton Pioneers by South Walton Three Arts Alliance. Republished with permission. “Seagrove Beach – Where Nature Did Its Best.” … Continue reading







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Host a country-themed wedding in Walton or Washington counties

Many couples opt for a unique location to exchange their wedding vows when it comes time for the big day. Northwest Florida’s beaches are always a favorite, however, an increasingly popular choice is to celebrate with a bit of country … Continue reading







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