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06/25/2013
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Where to Find The Farmer’s Market?

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Farmer’s Markets are popping up all over the Emerald Coast. So if you’re in need (or in want) of local produce, eggs, baked goods and condiments, you have plenty of choices. From fresh flowers to fresh eggs, you’ll find what you’re looking for- and probably some things you didn’t know you needed. The 30-A Farmer’s Market in Rosemary Beach Town Center, is held rain or shine from 9-2 on Thursdays and Sundays, until the end of August. The market is filled with local vendors selling International Food, locally grown produce,

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06/23/2013
30A

How To Take A Great Beach Photo

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The sugar white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast provide the perfect background for your family portrait. Here are some tips to help you capture that perfect picture. Find a focal point. Use the natural landscape, like waves and shells, or an artificial structure, like a lifeguard chair, pier, pail and shovel, or sandcastle to provide some perspective in your shot.  Be sure to check out some of the works created by the area’s very talented sandcastle designers. Timing is everything. Sunrise and sunset provide the most flattering light

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06/19/2013
30A

Raise Your Glass To Private Wine Tastings

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According to recent research, red wine has overtaken white wine and beer as the favorite alcoholic beverage for American adults. With higher quality wines available at every price point and wine enthusiasts actively searching for “the next big thing”, it’s easy to see why wine has become the beverage of choice for so many of us. For visitors looking to learn a little more about wine, or who just enjoy tasting new variety’s and vintages, a Five Star Private Wine tasting is the perfect event for you, your family, and

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06/16/2013
30A

Fourth of July Events and Activities for 2013

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We might be the Emerald Coast, but residents and visitors alike know how to celebrate the ‘Red, White, And Blue”. If you’re vacationing during fourth of July week, there are a number of parades, concerts and fireworks displays from Destin to 30-A. Fort Walton Beach: The Independence Day Celebration at Fort Walton Beach Landing is family friendly celebration, with plenty of children’s activities. Fireworks begin at 9:00. Destin: The City of Destin hosts fireworks spectacular over the East Pass and Destin Commons celebrates with a patriotic concert and Fireworks. San

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06/14/2013
30A

Facebook Giveaway Dream Vacation, Fan of the Month Cash Prizes, Exclusive Youtube Virtual Tours and More

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Social media and peer review sites have become an important tool for planning, organizing, and managing your vacation. Savvy travelers uses these tools to research locations and accommodations, find discounts, and stay up to date on special events during their stay. The Five Star Beach Properties social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube Channel, can be great resources for you before, during, and after your Emerald Coast visit. If you are planning a big group vacation, organizing a family reunion, or planning a destination wedding, creating and managing

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06/12/2013
30A

Win a Facebook 5 Night Dream Vacation Getaway!

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Visit our Facebook page and enter for your chance to win a dream vacation getaway that includes: * 5 nights in a luxury oceanfront home * Cadillac Escalade rental Simply click “Enter to Win” below to visit our Facebook page 5 Night Dream Giveaway page, Like our page, complete the short entry form and Share with your friends for your chance to win! Â

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06/10/2013
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Carmike 10 Cinema Grand Boulevard Discounting Movies and Snacks All Summer

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movie theatre popcornThe new Miramar Beach Carmike 10 Cinema in Grand Boulevard is giving weary parents (and pocketbooks) a break by offering its very popular Summer Kids Series. Starting next week, the theater will be screening some popular children’s movies on Thursday mornings. The $4.00 ticket price grants you admission, as well as a kid’s tray with a drink and a snack. The schedule for this year includes: June 13th             Despicable Me June 20th    Â

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06/8/2013
30A

Sunscreen Basics: How To Avoid The Burn

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Summer is almost here, and warm weather and sunny skies increases your potential for dangerous sun burn.  Damage caused by the sun’s ultra violet (UV) rays can lead to signs of premature aging, like wrinkles, discoloration and skin cancer. Using a broad based, full spectrum sunscreen is the best defense against sun damage and skin cancer. Sunscreens, however, are not created equally, so here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for sun protection. Today, you can choose from a physical sunscreen or a chemical sunscreen. A

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06/6/2013
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Tips To Help You Beat The Heat

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After a cool and mild spring, summer has definitely arrived along the Emerald Coast. With temperatures expected in the mid- to high eighties today and the heat index topping a hundred, you may be looking for some ways to beat the heat. Here are some suggestions: Air Conditioning is your best friend, especially during the heat of the mid-day. If you are Tired of being cooped up in your vacation home or condominium, you’ll find plenty of air conditioning at the movies, the bowling alley, or shopping malls. Save your

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06/6/2013
30A

Digital Graffiti Returns to Alys Beach June 7-8

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The worlds’ first and only showcase of original art projection, Digital Graffiti returns to Alys Beach this weekend. While many underground artists have been projecting their work onto walls, skyscrapers, and buildings for years, Digital Graffiti is the first organized exhibition of this exciting art movement. During the interactive event, the artists’ work will be projected onto the iconic white walls of the town for everyone to see, celebrate, and in some cases, play with. This year, there are 23 finalists, as well as entertainment from Lesley Vaugh, an LA

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