Emerald Coast Magazine - Emerald Coast Magazine December-January 2008

Beloved Doctor Delivers Memories

Beloved Doctor Delivers Decades of MemoriesLongtime Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. James E. Mills Reminisces on a Full Career as He Looks Toward Retirement As he prepares to retire at the end of this year, Dr. James Mills looks back on…

Restoring Wetland Jewels

Beauty from the Ashes: Restoring Wetland Jewels Many Endangered and Threatened Plants Thrive in Northwest FloridaBy Faith Eidse Springing from the charred ground at Garcon Point in Santa Rosa County are wetland jewels that have been restored by prescriptive fire.…

Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge!

Ho! Ha Ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Fencing Gets Its Day on Both Sides of the BayBy Joyce Owen For those who watch sword fights in a movie or play and wonder if they can master the intricacies of…

A Child?s Need

Putting a Face on a Child’s Need Tricia Carlisle-Northcutt Works to Provide Health Care to Those Who Can’t Provide for ThemselvesBy Joyce Owen Many people who work to make the Children’s Volunteer Health Network a success see each new child…

Metropolitan Glam

This kitchen contains decorative touches, including imaginative paint colors, custom lighting and bar stools by Henredon. Photo by Scott Holstein.  Metropolitan Glam A Talented Local Designer and an Imaginative Artist Create a Décor That Brings New York Style to the…

Drill or No Drill?

Drill or No Drill? Could Offshore Platforms Affect National Security?By Scott Jackson Beyond the wondrous vista of the shimmering and pristine coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico reside two of our nation’s most precious resources – the oil and…

History of Ft. Walton Beach

If Gulf Waves Could Talk, What a Story They Would TellThe fabric of Fort Walton Beach’s history is richly woven with stories of native peoples, soldiers, pirates and pioneers. Meet the famous (and infamous) characters who found their way to…