There's no better fun than getting together with friends to watch college football on a Saturday afternoon.
I huddled with Sandy and Greig Buckley and John Stasko to watch the Alabama/Texas A&M game at 723 Whiskey Bravo last Saturday afternoon. George and Alan's plate of crispy calamari in sweet chili sauce was yummy. We saw Gerry and Lisa Burwell, Gerry and Gillian Lee, Bob and Beth Coppedge, Karen and Maunsel White, Bill and Betsy Evett, Kelly and Billy Buzzett there also. So good to get out and see some of the 30A crowd! There was a group of former sorority sisters from Tuscaloosa in one of the rooms watching the game.
Owners Skip and Victoria Moore weren't there, however. They were in Atlanta. Their second grandchild arrived early on Sept. 12. Victoria said Anabelle is a healthy little doll.
Another South Waltoner has a new grandbaby. Debbie Weant's Meg gave birth to a baby boy Saturday. Captain Castleberry weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Congratulations to Cuvee Bistro's partner/proprietor Pam Wellborn, who is now the restaurant's official Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine. Certified by both the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Society of Wine Educators, Wellborn oversees the restaurant's wine list of more than 200 selections. Cuvee's wine list has just been awarded its third Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2013.
Mama Clemenza's in Fort Walton Beach has entered a small business big ad contest to have a 90-second commercial air during the Super Bowl game. They are asking everyone to vote for them on Facebook.
I enjoyed breakfast at Harbor Docks one morning last week. I had not been there in several years. It was good to see Charles Morgan, and he remembered me!
Susan Alfieri hosted 26 members of the Women's Art Network last Monday night at her Inlet Beach home. Her husband Donal did a fabulous job on the pork loin, I hear, which everyone said was "yummy."
I got to visit some with Toy and Rena Arnett Monday at the Helen McCall Park workshop. I saw Celeste Cobena there.
Hanie Nasri, the Petit brothers, William Schissler, Cheri Peebles, Franko Jackson and Eileen West, Redd and Paul Vizard, David Kramer, Victoria and Skip Moore, and Tony Derk were only a few of the faces I saw at Tuesday's Planning Department workshop on the parking issue.
Seagrove artist Peggy Jones is busy preparing for International Furniture Market Showrooms in High Point, N.C.
Nancy Abood visited The Keys last weekend.
Angela Ragsdale visited New York City and Anne Hunter.
Kitty Taylor attended a wedding in Atlanta.
Ray and Vickie Dollar went to Atlanta to see Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson.
Bill and Suzanne Blakeman have been touring the Oregon coast.
Mary Jane Kirby, Renee Ryan and Lisa Burwell went to Fashion Week in N.Y.C.
Sandy Weiner ran 4.688 Charity Miles for Feeding America last week, and then ran 5.176 Charity Miles to help Wounded Warrior Project support our veterans.
Condolences go out to Will Barber in the death of his mother.
Capt. Carl Forrester had a great send-off when his ashes were launched skyward from the beach last Saturday afternoon during his memorial service.
Gary Mattison celebrated his birthday Sept. 11 as a guest of the Seagrove Garden Club.
September and October are months of remembering for me.
Remembering my gentle and kind Papa Latham on what would have been his birthday Saturday.
Wish a "happy birthday" on Monday to bad Byron Chism, Tony Riggio, John Regan, and Dr. Tonia Shatzel.
On Tuesday to money-man Joe Serrato, Jackie Gibson, and Ashley Johnson.
Wednesday to Hillary Fosdyck, artsy Peggy Jones, Realtor Betty Krika, Judi Sikora, and remembering my dynamite dad on this day, which would have been his birthday.
Thursday to Sandy Ficarra, Linda Buehler, colorful Clarise Good, and remembering delightful Julie Root on what would have been her birthday.
And Friday to Kris Chavez, and songbird Ronnie Dent.
Deborah Wheeler is that arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email email@example.com. Contributions are accepted.