Last week was a tough one for me and my ongoing diet. The diet is losing.
Walton County Chamber held its monthly Power of Business luncheon last Wednesday at Baytowne. The topic was tourism and our Tourist Development Council Director, Jim Bagby, spoke about the state of and future of
That night, Allison Wickey kicked off ArtsQuest with Gallery Night at her Seacrest gallery. Cody Copeland and Juan Francisco Adaro attended.
An over-the-top great Mother's Day weekend kicked off for me Thursday night.
Thursday night, Dave Rauschkolb hosted Dinner Down South with chef and author Donald Link. Dave is always a class act of a host and it's always a pleasure to be invited out to lovely
If you have never had breakfast at Harbor Docks, you should. I was treated to breakfast there last Friday morning on the outdoor deck. The eggs benedict were fabulous! Coupled with the view, you can't beat it.
I took in ArtsQuest Saturday morning. I saw CJ Nichols, Allison Craft, Allison Wickey, Fran Adaro, Brooke Gontarek, Nicole Rockhill, Billy Moore, Wendy Morton and Kellie Jo Kilberg, Jim and Brenda Radtke, Robert Walz, Donna Vann, Mary Kay Samouce, John Stasko, Robert McCullar, and Dan Mueller there.
That night, Perspicasity celebrated its 30th year with a private onsite VIP anniversary party. Leah Stroble, Lynn Nesmith, Lisa Burwell, and Dave Rauschkolb helped them celebrate.
I enjoyed dinner Saturday night at Sergio's. This was my first time back there since Sandor took over as chef. Amazing and fabulous were the words my group uttered over and over. It was a real treat to see Sandor again, as well as Sergio. Jack and Michele Silberman, and John Stasko also enjoyed.
St. Rita's women's group treated all moms to a Mother's Day brunch catered by Marie's Bistro after Sunday morning services. Wow! The egg casserole and bananas foster were fabulous! Chick and Cathy Huettel, Jamie and Will Conley, Jenna Conley, Jack and Michele Silberman, and John Stasko enjoyed.
A long walk on Topsail beach to attempt to burn a few calories was in order. The beach was gorgeous.
Dinner of chicken sautéed in olive oil with onions and fresh-picked peppers from the garden followed that evening. Yum!
It was a great Mother's Day. All my kids remembered and called and sent flowers and gifts. And when I got home Sunday night, my peace plant that I brought home from my mother's funeral five years ago had bloomed.
I hope everyone's Mother's Day was good.
Johnny Earles spent last weekend in
Byron Chism was in
Joan Vienot painted in
Shellie Arriaga went to
Cindy Launch went to
Robin and Charles Wiesneth have once again set out on nomadian adventures. What a life.
Didon Comer is back from
Congratulations to Isaac Stein, who graduated from the college of architecture at UM with an architectural achievement and leadership award.
Stephanie and Peter Burke have added a new family member -- Ace!
Tom and Sharon Maxwell celebrated 30 years together this week.
Condolences go out to Rhonda Cloutier in the loss of her father and to Bobby Beene in the loss of his mom.
Get well wishes go out to Karen Kolenberg.
Wish a "happy birthday" Saturday to George Hartley, Dorothy Miller, Kyle Petit, and Father Tom Guido.
Sunday to Maurice Gilbert, Candace Abuvala, and Ladd Goodson.
Monday to soap pedaler Celeste Cobena.
Tuesday to Suzette DeJarnette, and Jamie Christ.
Wednesday to Shawn Chick, Dede Edwards, and Flynn Morris.
Thursday to Mark Polaski, and Ricky Fannin.
And Friday to Joyce Sunday, Matt Christ, Sheila Wachsman, John Czapleski, Donna Vann, and Carol Foster.
I thank all who remembered my birthday on Tuesday and sent greetings.
Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are encouraged.