Dancing with the stars

 | January 26, 2015 3:31 pm

Tony Dovolani discusses his “Dancing with the Stars” success


Ballroom dancing is back and in a big way, thanks in part to the success of a competitive reality television show that quickly captured America’s unpredictable attention. ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” fox-trotted its way up the ratings over the past two seasons as celebrities, coupled with professional dancers, went toe-to-toe to capture the show’s coveted trophy.

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Bubble talk is all hot air

 | January 25, 2015 3:30 pm

Local Real Estate Market Is Heating Back Up

Since the highly publicized 2005 hurricane season, the news media have been full of reports of the “bubble bursting” in the real-estate market. Don’t believe everything you read, say local experts, because it may not tell the whole story.

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Raising the Barre

 | January 24, 2015 3:30 pm

World-Renowned Dancer Todd Allen Reflects On His Return to the Northwest Florida Ballet

To talk with Todd Allen about the art of dance is to be sure this man was born ready for the stage. But in truth, Allen did not find his way to the spotlight until he was a teenager, reluctantly trading his well-worn sneakers for ballet shoes.

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Coastal Cowboys

 | January 23, 2015 3:23 pm

The Emerald Coast is frequented by tourists, military personnel and cowboys.

Cowboys? Yep, partner. Pensacola is home to the Panhandle Cowboys posse, a chapter of the international Single Action Shooting Society.

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Marked Man

 | January 22, 2015 3:23 pm

Step inside. Lay down. Hear the buzz. Grit the teeth. Exit tough.

I felt that something was missing in my life, but what?

Financial security? Fulfilling career? Health? Religion? Love?

It was a Wednesday morning, 10:15 a.m., when it finally dawned on me.

Gosh, I forgot to get a tattoo!

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How to atract birds to your garden

 | January 21, 2015 3:20 pm

Beckoning birds to your garden with a few easy steps can result in season after season of enjoyment for the whole family.

Birds have fascinated mankind for thousands of years, and today there are literally millions of bird lovers in the United States. In fact, a report from the Kaytee Avian Foundation estimates that 43 percent of U.S. households, or about 65 million people, provide food for wild birds.

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Tapas A Tasty Trend

 | January 20, 2015 3:15 pm

Small dishes boast big flavor as tapas tops the hottest menus.

The latest dish in the culinary world is all about the taste-tempting trend of serving and enjoying tapas. A centuries-old Spanish tradition of offering small portions of food that feature a big, flavorful experience, tapas recently experienced a revival in America and can be spotted at some of the Emerald Coast’s most talked-about restaurants and cocktail parties.

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Gulf Coast beaches update

 | January 19, 2015 3:14 pm

Oil spill cleanup is under way

Oil spill cleanup is under way at many beaches along the Gulf Coast, and beach-bound travelers are keeping a close eye on coastal conditions.

Here are some of the latest updates from destinations affected by the oil disaster:

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Local designers offer advice for creating romantic retreats at home

 | January 18, 2015 3:04 pm

There is just one day each year — Valentine’s Day — dedicated to celebrating couples. We all know the well-worn rituals: Snag a good dinner reservation, order flowers, buy a box of chocolates and hope that you’ve done enough.

But what if your plans fall through or, in the aftermath of an exuberant Christmas, you’re looking to save a little money without sacrificing romance?
You don’t have to look any further than your own home.

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The Go-Green Express

 | January 17, 2015 3:00 pm

Rob Roy McGregor Rides His Bike to Save the Rain Forests


Perhaps you’ve seen him riding down the side of U.S. Highway 90 wearing a kilt and asked yourself, “Who is that guy and what is he thinking?”

He goes by the name Rob Roy McGregor, and he is riding his bike to help raise environmental awareness and save the world’s rain forests.

McGregor’s journey began in Orlando in January 2009 at the 32nd Annual Scottish Highlands Festival. The cultural anthropologist and father of four set off on a journey throughout Florida to spread his message.

After pedaling nearly 1,000 miles across the state, McGregor ended his ride on Feb. 7 in his hometown of DeFuniak Springs.

“I am biking and creating art to draw attention to our most critical global problem created by our daily decisions,” he says. “The current focus of my bike ride and art exhibition is global climate change.”

McGregor is currently riding across his ancestors’ hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, and working on a new exhibit, “The 13 Acacia Trees of Life Art Project.”

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Loving Homes for Special Needs Animals

 | January 16, 2015 2:56 pm

Frogs to Dogs’ Dr. Jenny Fortune Finds Loving Homes for Special-Needs Animals


For the past 27 years, Dr. Jenny Fortune has worked as a veterinarian at the Niceville Animal Clinic. Her last name is misleading, in that she doesn’t make a fortune caring for animals, but she is collecting a lot of good karma. 

Through the years, Fortune has seen thousands of animals come through her clinic. Many are surrendered because, for one reason or another, their owners can no longer care for them.

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Weimaraner Puppies for sale Florida

 | January 15, 2015 2:55 pm

New 2010 litter of Weimaraner Puppies is here

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Run with Chi

 | January 14, 2015 2:54 pm

Learning to Align Body and Mind Can Take Your Running Routine to a New Level

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A relatively new concept of running has trained and beginning runners thinking differently when putting one foot in front of the other. “ChiRunning” combines the inner focus and flow of tai chi with the power and energy of running. This technique is meant to make the sport of running more comfortable and can prevent further injury.

Danny Dreyer, author of “ChiRunning Pain-free Marathon Training Program,” created this practice based on his study of tai chi with internationally renowned tai chi masters and his own 35 years of experience racing in ultra-marathons.

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Award-Winning Food Service Keeps Military Well Fed

 | January 13, 2015 2:53 pm

Eglin Air Force Base’s Award-Winning Food Service Keeps Military Well Fed

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It’s no secret that the Emerald Coast has staked its claim as one of the top culinary wonders of the world, with numerous renowned chefs now living and working in the area.

But in the heart of the Panhandle, there is a different sort of food service program that soars far above average expectations.

The motto of the dining facilities team at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach is “Excellence … Our Standard, Not Our Goal.” It’s the passion behind this motto that recently won them the coveted Hennessy Award, recognizing the team’s commitment to provide quality service and food to customers.

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The Emerald Coasts Own Fishin Chix

 | January 12, 2015 2:52 pm

Move Over, Boys: Women Are Discovering the Joys of Fishing Along the Emerald Coast

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Hurricane Ivan changed Claudia Espenscheid’s life forever. The strongest storm of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season destroyed her home in Gulf Breeze, and her family found itself homeless. She quickly pulled herself up by her bootstraps, heading straight to a local bait and tackle shop, where she bought her first rod and reel. Far from where she is now as president and CEO of Fishin’ Chix, her only goal at that time was to fish to feed her family.

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