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.

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…

Business Journal: Key Players

Freeport and DeFuniak Springs are poised for growth and economic prosperity, but this effort has not happened by chance. Several local leaders and developers are paving the way, as well as preparing for possible challenges:{mosimage} Scott BrannonBrannon is a former member…

Generation Next

Junior League Leads the Way to Helping Kids{mosimage}For 27 years, the Junior League of the Emerald Coast has offered a helping hand to thousands of local children who lacked adequate clothing or supplies for the new school year. Through “Child…

Business Journal: An Enterprising Offer

An Enterprising OfferZoned businesses get a tax break as an incentive. By Tony Bridges{mosimage}Besides location, Freeport and DeFuniak Springs have something else to offer businesses looking for a place to settle: tax breaks.Each has been designated a state enterprise zone,…

Museum Adds Exhibit Space, Programs

Celebrating 35 YearsThe Northwest Florida Heritage Museum Marks the Anniversary With More Exhibit Space and New ProgramsBy Jason Dehart{mosimage}A hundred years ago, the people of Okaloosa and Walton counties scratched a hard-earned living from the pine barrens and bays of…

Business Journal: DeFuniak Springs/Freeport Timeline

DeFuniak Springs/Freeport Timeline:{mosimage} 1834: Settlers start landing boats at what later will become Freeport.1881: A railroad surveying party chooses a site for a train station, naming it DeFuniak Springs.1901: DeFuniak Springs is incorporated. 1929: Construction begins on U.S. Highway 331.1939: Construction begins…

Q&A

Jim BreitenfeldDHA Executive Director Works to Bridge Destin Harbor’s Past and Future {mosimage}Jim Breitenfeld believes hope floats, and he believes it does so in the Destin Harbor. Breitenfeld, executive director for the Destin Harbor Association (DHA), is a strong proponent of…