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Celebrate National Gardening Week at Eden Gardens June 9

Dig in the dirt with the Gourmet Gardeners Could there be a better way to mark the week than by visiting the lily, butterfly and shade gardens of Eden Gardens State Park? There certainly is.  Come join the Gourmet Gardeners Tuesday, June 9 from 9:00 am till noon. Bring your gloves and a dish to share and discover the satisfaction of making Eden even more beautiful and of enjoying a delicious lunch with the garden crew. Eden Gardens State Park...

Seaside Neighborhood School Garden seeking summer volunteers

Help support a community garden this summer Help the Seaside Neighborhood garden efforts this summer by donating an hour or two of your time. Rewards are excellent, as your efforts will be rewarded with fresh veggies from the garden. They need help from June 5 – Aug. 23. The kids will be out of school, which doesn’t mean the great teachers Kim Gordon and Snookie Parrish have lost their enthusiasm for continuing one of the best community gardens in Walton...

A Memorial Day Tribute

Take a moment for remembrance of our brave soldiers who gave their lives for the United States of America As many of us enjoy an extended Memorial Day weekend by firing up the grill, popping a cold one, watching the Indy 500, or simply enjoying an extra day off with family and friends; please take a moment to remember our brave soldiers who gave their lives for our country. Since 1868, we have set aside this special day of remembrance....

Outdoor ‘Digital Graffiti’ Festival Returns to Alys Beach

Digital artists to display colorful work on the walls of Alys Beach Saturday, June 6 – 8:30 p.m. Digital Graffiti is the world’s first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project original works onto the town’s iconic white walls. Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures...

Solar Powered Car Passes Through Walton County

The Power Of One slows traffic and draws crowd in Seaside Folks in Walton County got an eyeful of solar technology on May 7th, 8th and 9th as The Power Of One solar powered car passed through the area. The car is on a journey across the Americas to make a statement on behalf of the advantages of solar energy. Starting his trek in Buffalo, New York in June of 2008, Marcelo Da Luz has taken the car on a...

Alaqua Animal Refuge Friend of the Week

Digamma would dig a new friend Digamma is a friendly, 10 month old male cat that was born at Alaqua.  He loves attention and gets along well with other cats.  Digamma loves to curl up in his favorite cubby! Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge, located on a 10 acre farm housing more than 300 animals daily, ranging from dog, cats, horses, goats and birds. Alaqua Animal Refuge relies on the kindness and generosity of its supporters. If...

Alaqua Animal Refuge Friend of the Week

Miss B. looking for special love Miss B. is a young, precious beagle mix who has endured enough hardship for one lifetime.  She came to the Refuge after being shot while trying to nurse her one surviving pup.  She has survived her injuries both physical and beyond.  Miss B. deserves a home that can show her the best that humanity can offer. Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge, located on a 10 acre farm housing more than 300...

Nature girls weekend picks

Step-Up FL Tracking Animals Walk – Apr. 25 Location: Topsail Hill State Preserve 09:00 am This outdoor interpretive will focus on tracking animals and finding out how many are in an area any what type with avid tracker Mike Townsend. Meet at the preserve parking lot off of Hwy 98 and be sure to wear sunscreen and good shoes. Entry fee is waived. Outside tours canceled during severe weather. Call 267-0299 for more information. Via Colori Italian Street Painting Festival...

Enjoy an evening for a great cause at the Caliza Pool in Alys Beach May 2

Local businesses donate generously to Dos de Mayo charity fundraiser The Dos de Mayo Fiesta fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at “Caliza,” a restaurant and pool in Alys Beach on Scenic Highway 30A. The party will feature music, dancing, Latin dance performances, and Latin-inspired hor’dourves, all donated by local restaurants such as Bud & Alley’s Taco Bar, Caliza Restaurant, Fatty Patty’s, George’s at Alys Beach, Jo Jo’s Catering, La Botana, Pizza by the Sea and Shades at...

Dog Talk: Protect yourself from potential dog bites

National Dog Bite Prevention week is May 17-23 Each year, a week in May is nominated as ‘National Dog Bite Prevention Week’ sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association, United States Postal Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This year the week chosen is May 17th to May 23, 2009. According to a 2007-2008 survey by American Pet Products Manufacturers Association (APPMA) there are approximately 74 million dogs owned in the United States.  This is a lot...

Reduced Cost Rabies Clinic Apr. 25

Clinic for dogs, cats and horses April 25th from 8 to 10 at Wayside Park in DeFuniak Springs  (intersection of Hwy 90 and Hwy 331 South) Clinic will be for dogs and cats, horses will be able to receive their Coggins If you have any questions please contact the Health Department at 850-892-8021 ext 1137 Sponsored by: Dogwood Acres Veterinary Clinic, Walton County Health Department, Walton County Animal Control RABIES How is rabies transmitted?  Rabies is transmitted in the saliva...