PARTY LINE: WaterSound offers breathtaking views


WaterSound's majestic dunes

Deborah Wheeler/The Sun
Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 04:17 PM.

As we move eastward along South Walton's beach communities this summer, I got a rare treat last week as I was escorted behind WaterSound's gates and given a personal tour. I must say it is truly breathtakingly beautiful there. I enjoyed a delightful visit with Micheline and Tony Riggio as they showed me around their beautiful home and its setting.

Last Saturday was a great day for cruising yard sales up and down 30A and I found two cool ones. I took a bunch of books off Mary Lutz's hands at hers. And at the second one I really came across a treasure in a 1971 edition of "Southern Living" magazine with an article on and interview with The Bear. For all of you still wet behind the ears, that would be Bear Bryant. Yes!

If you watched the Hall of Fame Game on TV last weekend, you might have seen Walton County native Walt Anderson, who was the head referee for the game. We're proud of our native son.

South Walton Turtle Watch volunteer Bobby Stuart, who lives in Seagrove Beach, made the news in Pensacola Sunday when the local TV station interviewed him about rescuing baby sea turtles that had gone towards house lights instead of the water after hatching on Grayton Beach. See the interview at

Lea Capers got to meet the face of Chico's women's clothing, Wilhelmina-model An Hayward, at the Mike Huckabee dinner held this week.

There has been a lot of celebrating going on recently.

Andrea Alfieri celebrated her big 50 by taking her sister Claudia, nephew Julian, and niece Evangeline, who are visiting from California, to Disney World. They wore tutus and tiaras to explore the Magic Kingdom, then safari attire for the Wild Kingdom. The crew stopped in to visit uncle Rob Alfieri to explore his stand-up paddleboard world in Sarasota before returning home. Andrea celebrates with her adult friends today. What fun!

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