Category Archives: Home/Garden

Cogongrass identification and management seminar Sept. 24

Date/time: September 24, 2015;  9:00 am – 2:30 pm Cogongrass is considered a weedy pest in 73 countries. In the U.S., cogongrass is found primarily in the Southeast, where it has become a serious problem. It is currently spreading in nearly every … Continue reading







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Safety First For All Festival Sept. 19

Time: 9 – 11 a.m. The Walton County Extension office along with Florida Health is hosting a Safety First For All Festival on Sept. 19, 2015. The event will be from 9 – 11 a.m. at Wee Care Park, 522 … Continue reading







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Alaqua Animal Refuge pet of the week

Barbee is the epitome of sugar & spice & everything nice. She is a 6 year old, female, Australian Shepherd who was rescued from a county shelter. She weighs about 50 lbs and is such a sweetheart. She longs for … Continue reading







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Ability board the perfect ‘paddle therapy’ for South Walton woman

August 30, 2010 was just a typical hot, summer night for South Walton local, Allison Harasin. The twenty-two year old was enjoying a swim in the family pool at their home in Seacrest. Suddenly, something went awry. As Allison dove … Continue reading







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Take a guided rare plant walk in South Walton Aug. 8

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be hosting a rare plant walk on Aug. 8 Tom Greene, a recognized authority on rare Florida plants, will lead a walk in the pine flatwoods of S. Walton County. See unusual and endangered species … Continue reading







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Mosquito-borne illness advisory in effect for Walton County

Department of Health confirms first human case of West Nile Virus Illness WALTON COUNTY — The Florida Department of Health in Walton County (DOH-Walton) has issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory for Walton County according to Holly Holt, DOH-Walton Administrator. A … Continue reading







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Learn about the importance of native plants at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meeting Aug. 6

“The Importance of Florida Native Plants to our Florida Bird Population,” a program by noted native plant specialist and owner of Seven Pines Native Plant Nursery, Dara Dobson, will be presented at the August meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. … Continue reading







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Walton County Sheriff’s Office distributing free backpacks for kids Aug. 1

This Saturday August 1, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office will be giving out school supplies including back packs to families in need at the Boys and Girls Club in DeFuniak Springs. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 435 … Continue reading







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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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