Freeport Library temporarily closed

The Freeport Public Library will be closed for the next two weeks while the carpet is being replaced.

The library’s bookmobile will be parked in front of the Freeport Public Library to provide service to anyone needing library books, videos or audio materials. The bookmobile will be available from 9 am. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Regularly scheduled children’s story time programs will be held at the picnic tables beside the library.

Unfortunately, the telephone lines do not extend to the bookmobile, so calls need to be directed to the DeFuniak Springs library at 892-3624 or the Coastal Branch Library at 267-2809.

Sandestin Wine Festival named ‘Best Annual Event’ in Destin area

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Wine Festival has been named the “Best Annual Event” in the area by Destin Magazine.

Now in its 27th year, the Sandestin Wine Festival is the most established and continuously running wine festival on the Emerald Coast.

“The Sandestin Wine Festival is one of the most treasured traditions in the area and we are thrilled to receive this recognition,” said Lanier Motes, special events manager for the Village of Baytowne Wharf. “Each year we strive to bring attendees exclusive experiences and this year’s festival will be the best to date.”

The 2013 festival, April 18–21, will feature a wide range of experiences from participating in auctions for rare and distinctive wines to unique culinary demonstrations.

AACFCU donates to Alaqua Animal Rescue

Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union employees recently donated food, cleaning supplies and other items to the Alaqua Animal Rescue after a company-wide donation drive to help animal shelters in local communities of AACFCU service areas. On two separate days in September, employees donated items in exchange for wearing jeans to work.