Ahhh, the dog days of summer
Last Sunday was a glorious day to be out.
I moseyed down to the beach about noon and it could not have been more beautiful. Very few people out, and the gorgeous aqua-blue water was still and calm, almost like a lake.
I joined friends who had waded out into the cool Gulf to do some fishing and had a great time. Michele and Jack Silberman, John Stasko, Janice and Carl Fedkenheuer and their sons were there. Kevin and Mike Fedkenheuer were visiting from
Last Tuesday night, St. Joe Company hosted a one-year anniversary party for the fabulous
Walton County Chamber's Business After Hours was held last Thursday night at Rum Runners at Baytowne. It was a hot one, but there was a big turnout.
Max and Linda Banning hosted a going-away party for Ben and Pam Sibley last week at their Sandestin home. The Sibleys are moving back to
Becky Broderson hosted the monthly social for Women's Art Network members at her
Joan Fargo's husband, Jim, plus relatives and friends toasted her on her 90th birthday at Fat Clemenza's last week.
Duke Bardwell celebrated his birthday last weekend with friends at a shrimp boil in his honor at Grayton Bar & Grill, and, oh, yeah, he performed also.
Congratulations to Nancy Abood and Bobby Prince on their engagement!
Lori and Andy Saczynski celebrated 15 years together last week.
La Cocina celebrated its fifth anniversary last Thursday.
The Hilton Sandestin has been awarded the Pinnacle Award from "Successful Meetings" magazine, an Award of Excellence from Corporate & Incentive Travel, Best of the South from Meetings Focus magazine, and is a Gold Key winner from Meetings and Conventions. Wow!
The Hartley Restaurant Group welcomes new executive chef Darek Tidwell of
Congratulations to Walton County TDC on winning six FPRA Image Awards at the state conference in
The old-Seagrove bunch took their annual trip to
Marieanne Khoury-Vogt enjoyed a great meal at the Catbird Seat restaurant in
Joyce Sunday visited Perdido Key.
Kevin Ogle, and Allison Wickey went to Spirit of the
Darwin Davis just returned from
Jim Reagan also just returned from
Ed and Donna Macdonald visited family in
Dhiru Thadani spent two days at
Vickie and Ray Dollar loved their visit to
Susan Benton went to
Gerry and Gillian Lee visited Greenbier, W.V.
Cody Copeland visited Anne Hunter in
Stephen Marlette and Harriet Crommelin stopped in the ATL and dined at Pricci on their way to
Fred and Ampy Cox visited Christina Ruckel and Gary Cook in San Miguel de Allende.
Kim Duke-Layden, Christy Milliken, and Justin Gaffrey are back after joining Lisa Burwell in
Wish a "happy birthday" on Saturday to Alicia Betts, Grayton's Gap Haynes, and Mac Farms' Andy McAlexander.
Sunday to Linda Boswell, Frank Sandro, and photographer Jake Jacobs.
Monday to Betsy Evett, Carla Ravarino, and Sandestin's Connie Yarbro.
Tuesday to Grayton Fitness's Paul Hunter, and Faith's Rena Arnett.
Wednesday to Judy Zito, and SWFD Chief Rick Talbert.
Thursday to Sarah Bailey, The Vue's Tim Cole, and Chef Jim Richard.
And Friday to sax-man Fly Dents.
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 via email are encouraged.