Emerald Coast Magazine - Emerald Coast Magazine December-January 2011

Silent Generation Remembered

Relaxing in his Kelly Plantation home is sweeter than ever for Don Schroeder, after working on his first book for more than a dozen years. Photo by Scott Holstein The Silent Generation Remembered Don Schroeder’s memoir vividly depicts his life…

Casting a Wide Net

Photo courtesy of the Melvin Family Photo Album Casting a Wide NetThe Melvin family has a rich legacy in DestinBy Jason DehartPhoto courtesy of the Melvin Family Photo Album It was a time before the condos, the upscale restaurants, the…

That?s Our Girl

Gretchen Erickson celebrates 42 years of “girl” power. Photo by Scott Holstein That’s Our GirlCareer Girl Scout Gretchen Erickson has dedicated her life to making the world a better placeBy Thomas J. Monigan Gretchen Erickson remembers the exact day she…

Behind the Beard

This year, this Southern-style St. Nick has been working on his “close up.” At press time he had already received 120 Skype calls from children all around the world. (Opposite page) Santa’s favorite vacation destination? The Emerald Coast, of course.…

Snapshot: YUM-EEZ

Photo by Scott Holstein YUM-EEZ Things Come in Itty Bitty Packages or Ice Cream: YUM! Vonn and Andrea Plunk of Santa Rosa Beach have engineered a cool way to enjoy America’s favorite frozen treat. Introducing: YUM-EEZ Itty Bitty Ice Cream…