Community Briefs Nov. 21

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

Walton County TDC announces meetings

The Walton County Tourist Development Council will hold its regular meeting at 9 a.m. Dec. 2 at the South Walton Annex Boardroom.

 Other meetings and workshops include:

• Destination Improvements: 9 a.m. Dec. 1 in the TDC Conference Room

• Beach Management: 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in the TDC Conference Room

• Storm Damage Protection Workshop: 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the TDC Conference Room

For additional information regarding this meeting call 267-1216 or email

Two or more Walton County elected or appointed officials may attend. These meetings are open to the public.

The Idea Boutique announces new local magazine — in Ireland

With a newly opened office in Clifden, County Galway, The Idea Boutique Ltd. offers a full range of marketing, advertising and publishing services to the Connemara region and beyond. To launch its endeavor as a premier publishing house in Ireland, The Idea Boutique Ltd. will publish its first annual edition of Connemara Life magazine, expected to hit newsstands in June 2015. Connemara Life will be a luxury lifestyle, travel and human-interest publication that showcases the beauty and personality of the Connemara region for locals, visitors and readers around the world to enjoy.

“I first visited Connemara as a teenager. My sister and I spent a summer here with our grandparents, great-aunts and uncles, and second cousins,” said Lisa Burwell, owner and founder of The Idea Boutique. “ … Opening a satellite office in Clifden is intended to grow our business internationally, as well as enable us to spend more time here. My goal in publishing Connemara Life is to nurture, protect, celebrate and embody the Connemara way of life —where the region’s beauty and its people seem to restore the soul.”