Emerald Coast Magazine - Emerald Coast Magazine October-November 2006

Best Of The Emerald Coast 2006

Every year, our readers – a discriminating lot to be sure – cast votes in the Best Of the Emerald Coast poll. This year, after a record number of ballots were counted, 100 people, places and things were chosen as the finest our region has to offer.

It Person

Worth His Weight{mosimage}Randy Joyce believes in teaching by example. An eighth-grade educator at Richbourg Middle School in Crestview, he recently participated in Northrop Grumman’s “Weightless Flights of Discovery” professional development program for teachers at Cape Canaveral’s Kennedy Space Center.Joyce, who…

Smart Remodeling

Make your home remodeling project payfor itself – and then someBy Amanda Finch Broadfoot  |  Photos Courtesy of National Association of Home Builders{mosimage}Home makeovers look so easy on TV. Designers sketch a few ideas on paper, bring in a crew…

Pedicure No Preparation for Childbirth

No Time for the Best Laid PlansA pedicure is no preparation for childbirthBy Amanda Finch Broadfoot{mosimage}Twenty-four hours before I gave birth to my son, I asked my husband to paint my toenails. I hadn’t seen my toes in weeks, but…

Crossroads of the Future

At the Crossroads of the FutureAs development and population density expand in southern Okaloosa and Walton counties, Freeport and DeFuniak Springs prepare to relieve the pressure. Are these two historic cities ready?  By Tony Bridges{mosimage}These are precipitous days for the…

Back to School with Mattie Kelly

Education by DesignThrough the “All Kinds of Art” program, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation brings the educational experience of art back to schoolBy Tony Bridges{mosimage}The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation has a mission: to spread a passion for all kinds of…

Lifestyles: Vacation Home Decor

Beachside RetreatComfort, luxury and personal style come together in this nearly 4,000-square-foot WaterColor vacation home.  By Lori Hutzler Eckert{mosimage} Owners: Steve and Suzy Neal and their four children, Covington, La. Features:The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath main house, with a one-bedroom, one-bath carriage house,…

Travel

Through the Cumberland GapThe wonder of exploration defines Kentucky’s past and futureBy Chuck Beard{mosimage}White settlers in Colonial America began conquering the East by the 1600s, but the territory to the west remained a great unknown. The Appalachian Mountains formed a…

Habitat

Out of the ShadowsBackyard sundials are becoming a popular trend as the rich history of this beautiful, ancient invention comes to light – just in time for planning your fall garden.By Cheryl Withrow{mosimage}Designing a new garden or revamping an existing…

FYI

Shop Around the ClockHow to Buy Almost Anything Online{mosimage}Shopping online has become a timesaving solution with today’s hectic pace of life. One click of the mouse and you can order food, art, furniture or even a car at any hour…