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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Walton County

Lots of fun everywhere on the 4th of July It doesn’t matter where you are, the Fourth of July will be celebrated near you in Walton County. The fun kicks off early with parades, then continues with barbecue cook-offs, music, water slides, pony rides, mullet toss competition, Air Force fly-overs and fireworks. Check out some of the places with water fun, it’s gonna be a firecracker out there! Independence Day celebrations Freeport Freeport 4th of July Festival – Freeport Regional...

Learn about raptors at Topsail June 30

Learn about the hunters in the sky Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. Come and join an exciting indoor interpretive on the birds that deserve respect.  Learn about owls, ospreys, hawks, and more interesting hunters in the sky. Park at the Day-Use area off Hwy 30A and take a short walk to the clubhouse.  A $2.00 park entrance fee is required.  Park at the Day-Use area off Hwy 30A. For more information about Topsail Hill Preserve, go to www.floridastateparks.org/topsailhill Outside...

Rehabilitated broad winged hawk released

Story and photos courtesy Crystal Bay Development When a family accidentally struck a young Broadwing Hawk on CR6 near Freeport on July 17, they immediately rushed the injured bird to Lisa Miller at the Wildlife Rehabilitators Partnership of Northwest Florida in Niceville.  Miller x-rayed the Hawk and found it had a fracture in a bone that corresponds to the forearm in humans. Miller called in veterinarian Lydia Staggs of Bayside Animal Hospital in Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach.  Staggs, who...