10 Year Anniversary
Emerald Coast Magazine
Celebrates a Milestone
Some events from the past 10 years come to mind easily: the devastation from Hurricane Ivan; the opening of several lifestyle shopping centers, restaurants and resorts; and, as much as we try to forget, the real estate bust that sent property values plummeting. We rummaged through our archives and looked at some of the most major, memorable (and even trivial) local and national newsworthy stories the past decade gave us. In honor of our 10th anniversary, we share our favorites with you here.
By Zandra Wolfgram
This year, Emerald Coast Magazine commemorates its 10th anniversary. During the past year, we’ve pored over a decade’s worth of back issues. As we explore the magazine’s history, it’s exciting to review the stories we’ve covered since we launched in spring of 2000, and to see how we have evolved from a small quarterly magazine into a bimonthly publication that keeps getting better with each issue.
In the magazine business, as in life, you’re either ripe and rotting or green and growing. We’re still green and growing as we strive to bring you the stories that shape the Emerald Coast and highlight the people who make this such a special place.
During the 2000s, the Emerald Coast has enjoyed a huge growth spurt and endured some tough challenges
Emerald Coast visitors keep coming back for more
The sparkle of our emerald-green waters and the shimmer of the white sand attract the glitter of Tinseltown year after year.
The beaches are as beautiful as ever, but the recent development has forever changed the landscape and image of the Emerald Coast
It’s the interesting personalities of the people who live and work on the Emerald Coast that make the region sparkle. For 10 years, we’ve put faces to names in dozens of feature profiles. We recently caught up with a few of the people who have graced our pages over the past decade to find out what they are up to now.
The first decade of the new millennium gave us landmark moments; here are 10.
10 memorable headlines from the pages of Emerald Coast Magazine
10 Places we couldn’t go 10 years ago
10 things we did without 10 years ago
Top Films in the 2000s
The Next 10 Years