October 2013

Found 20 blog entries for October 2013.

CatArtists for Animals will soon happen in the 30A area and will provide an event to help animals throughout the area. This event will benefit Sinfornia Gulf Coast and the Alaqua Animal Refuge. It will happen on Thursday, November 14th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Artists throughout the area have been working on individual works for the event. From drawing to sculpture and many other art forms, nearly 40 pieces will be available during the action. These pieces will fit the event with an animal and music theme.

This event not only includes an auction with attendees bidding on the works of art, but will also include excellent cuisine at four chow stations. The bar will be open, as well and entertainment will be provided by members of Sinfonia.

About the Alaqua

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PaintingArt is huge across the Emerald Coast, but it doesn't always come in such a unique program. This innovative therapy program has taken the area by storm and provides plenty of fun for patients at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Rita Stuck is responsible for the Art Cart. This is a program designed to allow healing patients the ability to enjoy art. The Art Cart provides brightly colored art supplies with for patients, such as acrylic paints, canvas and more.

It isn't just art supplies wheeled into the room, however Rita brings in the Art Cart and helps the patient enjoy whichever type of art they prefer. Whether they have ever painted before or they are a complete beginner, when helps find enjoyment and make a connection through art.

The program is provided at

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ChiropractorDoctors, Dentists and other health services are found all throughout the Emerald Coast. Some of the best in the area can help you with many different health issues. Here are the top choices throughout the area for your needs.

Payne Chiropractic Wellness Center

The team at Payne Chiropractic Wellness Center provide the right choice for back alignment and a number of other chiropractic treatments. This state-of-the-art facility provides more than just adjustments. You can book clinical nutrition, BioMerdian, Aqua Chi and massage services. The center is found in Destin.

Practice/Skin Care coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology

With all the cosmetic and medial dermatology services necessary, you will be able to deal with any skin issue at this top

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The Beaches 360 Sponsors Grills Gone Wild

Again this year we are happy to announce that The Beaches 360 Team of Counts Real Estate Group is one of the sponsors of  Grills Gone Wild, an annual fundraiser for charitable organizations in Bay County. The event takes place Saturday, November 23, at 6 pm at Gulf Coast State College. This marks the sixth year and it promises to be a wild event, featuring live music from Kelly & the Healers, two “Hog Jog” runs, plus a generous amount of beer and food. The Rotary Club of Panama City presents the popular event.

This year the event is a sanctioned competition for grillers with judges voting on who has the best tantalizing plates. There are separate categories for chicken, pork, ribs, and brisket. Cash prizes are

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All throughout the Emerald Coast, events are happening year-round. November is one of the hottest months as the area welcomes many snowbirds and prepares for the holiday season. Here are some of the top events coming to the area in November.

Taste of The Beach Al Fresco Reserve Tasting - Friday, November 1st from 6pm to 8pm

The Ruskin Place will provide the venue for this incredible event. With plenty of great reserve wines for tasting, along with sushi, hors d'oevres and live music, this will be a fun event for all to attend.

Seeing Red Wine Festival - Saturday, November 2nd from 1pm to 4pm

The Seeing Red Wine Festival will provide plenty of fun with music, food and wine. If you want to enjoy the beauty of Seaside, while enjoying some of the best

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Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2nd_June_2012_Lamb_Steak_1.jpgThe Emerald Coast area is full of great restaurants. Finding the best wine and the best beef in the area isn't hard if you know where to go. Here are some of the top choices for a great steak dinner and an excellent glass of wine.

Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafood

One of the absolute best places for a steak is found inside the Hilton Sandestin Golf Beach Resort & Spa. This restaurant is a five-star place serving USDA prime steaks and so much more. They have 600 different choices on their wine list and provide some of the best service in the area. If you need to take out an important client, want to go out on a great date or you're just craving an excellent steak paired with a great glass of wine, Seagar's is a great place for dinner.

Fleming's Prime

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DolphinsThere's plenty of great entertainment throughout the Emerald Coast. Some of the best entertainment comes in many different forms. Here are some of the best entertainment options throughout the area.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

As one of the best and oldest attractions in the area, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park has plenty of great programs and shows throughout the year. It's found in Fort Walton Beach and provides the entire family with the opportunity to see dolphins, stingrays and so much more.

John Wehner's Village Door Restaurant and Nightclub

Adults can enjoy all types of dancing fun at the Village Door. This is a two-story disco with multiple bars and plenty of fun the menu is pretty good, too.

Heritage

This is the best band in

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Red WineIf you're searching for the perfect event to start the month of November, the Seeing Red Wine Festival is a great choice. This event will be in Seaside off Highway 30A and will provide plenty of great fun. Wine, food, music and fun will be found here, along with a great look at the ocean from the event.

This will be the 23rd annual festival and it will provide four days of fun. Starting on Thursday, October 31st and running until Sunday, November 3rd, this celebration will bring plenty of fun as the wine will be flowing throughout. This charming beach town will provide tasting tents, retail wine tents and so much more throughout the weekend. Events include:

Vintner’s Dinner at Bud & Alley's Restaurant - Thursday, October 31st at 7pm

The annual Fall

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Expectations Great for Annual Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival 

at Aaron Bessant Park

 Be sure to attend the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival, from Thursday October 17, to Saturday, October 20th. The Panama Beach Chamber of Commerce, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, and Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau present this festival, which is expected to draw a huge crowd. The festival celebrates the very best in seafood, fishing, culinary arts, and music. There are also arts and entertainment highlights, and information booths providing education about our local food industry. The festival has many local and regional sponsors, including civic organizations.

Local restaurants from the Gulf of Mexico will

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What You Don't Know About HOA Fees Can Hurt You

   Homeowner's association (HOA) fees are normally associated with owning a condominium or home in a planned neighborhood. Two questions: (1) Why do I have to pay them? (2) What do they cover? are typical questions prior to ownership.  As a part of "collective living" in a planned community there are certain expenses that are borne by all owners. Exterior building insurance, insurance and operating expenses for the common areas, water, sewer, and cable are the most common. Every owner should contribute to the elevators, outdoor pools, exercise rooms and stairwell maintenance as well as the management of the association.

     The State of Florida recommends that 20% of HOA fees be placed in an

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