By Doug Stauffer The Northwest Florida Raider baseball team, a group of tenacious young athletes, demonstrated exceptional resilience, grit and an unwavering spirit throughout the season, especially in their recent games. Their journey, punctuated by numerous comeback victories, is a testament to their will to win and the enduring heart...
By Doug Stauffer Almost every hour, one U.S. veteran commits suicide! SOF Missions is a non-profit organization that assists and supports active duty and veteran Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their families. Dr. Damon Friedman, a former Special Forces operator, founded the organization when he recognized the need for a support...
By Stacy Lingenfelter Sarikanon, Stunning Spaces – Decorating Den Interiors Are you itchin’ to get full-into that outdoor relaxation mode, family recreation, or shorts-and-sandals entertaining? If so, you might be thinking of changes you would like to make to your outdoor space. Start with the obvious Reevaluating your furniture choices is a...
May 5 was a memorable day for the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy’s (ECCAC) Niceville Center. Not only did it mark the official reopening after the almost nine-month restoration and renovation of the Center after it experienced fire and significant water damage, it was also the official re-naming and dedication...
The ladies pictured above were recognized at the Women of Honor event at UWF Emerald Coast May 4. The event was sponsored by the Okaloosa County Commission on the Status of Women (OCCSW). Each woman’s name has been added to a plaque that hangs on the Wall of Honor...
By Doug Stauffer For the first time in its 80-year history, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y., will witness an extraordinary accomplishment: three students from Niceville High School’s Class of 2019 will graduate together. Christopher Loffer, Gavin Wilson and Samuel Scholl will make history on...
By Michelle Jannazo How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Freeport area since 1995. Went to school here when there was only one traffic light! What is your work here? Since 2015, my wife, Kim, and I have owned and operated Arbor Barber Trees, a tree care service. Most recently...
By Stacy Lingenfelter Sarikanon, Stunning Spaces – Decorating Den Interiors When it comes to color, I advise my clients to follow their heart. As an interior decorator, my color philosophy revolves around the fact that sometimes color preferences are not always the same as your favorite colors. But when some...
By Doug Stauffer The “Welcome Home” ceremony at the Air Force Armament Museum honored those who were captured in the Vietnam War and returned home 50 years ago. The date was March 4, 1973, when the North Vietnamese released nearly 600 U.S. POWs from their prisons. On Feb. 12, 1973, the...
By Doug Stauffer Champs again! Crowning National Champions in Northwest Florida is becoming habit forming with the NWFSC basketball programs. The college’s women’s basketball team did it again, winning the 2023 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. This is the second national championship for the Lady...
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