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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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Container garden lecture in Santa Rosa Beach May 6

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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Dyeing eggs the natural way

This time of year, many children are egg-cited to dye Easter Eggs!  This year, instead of buying a kit to dye eggs, why not use natural materials that you most likely already have in your kitchen or yard?  One 4-H … Continue reading

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Butterfly lecture in DeFuniak Springs April 8

Butterflies: Here Today, Flutterbys Tomorrow? The Walton County Master Gardeners will be hosting butterfly expert, MaryAnn Friedman in DeFuniak Springs on Wednesday, April 8. The event will be from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Walton County Extension Office at … Continue reading

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Growing tomatoes workshop in Santa Rosa Beach April 10

The UF/IFAS – Walton County Extension with the Master Gardeners will hold their 7th Annual Growing Totally Tomatoes Workshop at the on Friday, April 10, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. It will be held at the Coastal Branch Extension Office, … 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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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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