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Budget Friendly Movie Night

  If you’re anything like me then you’re keeping your purse strings tight and watching every dollar you spend these days. But being cheap doesn’t mean you have to stay locked up in your house or hit the RedBox for a fun night.   Pensacola’s Saenger Theatre is offering $5 tickets each Saturday to view a classic film and this week it’s everyone’s favorite, Casablanca. (How can you say no to Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman?) Seats are general admission… Read More »

Palafox Market

There are days when you just want a relaxing day of tasting delicious food, looking at art and exploring something new — and hopefully those days fall on a Saturday morning. I spent last Saturday morning stopping at the booths and tasting the treats offered at the Palafox Market in downtown Pensacola.   Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market. The market is open… Read More »

Becoming an Outdoors Woman One Workshop at a Time

With just one sheet of aluminum foil you can start a fire, boil water, make a shelter and even cook a meal. Survival is about using what you’ve got and making the most of it. Twenty-five women from across Northwest Florida gathered n October 2011 at Gulf Coast State College for a series of workshops called Becoming an Outdoors Woman. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offered courses in survival skills, kayaking, firearms and hunting, archery and the like.… Read More »

Flying High

Yep, that’s me and the crew of Fat Albert. Please excuse my presentation, I had just gotten off a flight where we took on 4Gs, 0-gravity and sat for 20 minutes in 100 degree heat.   The Blue Angels took to the sky this weekend and the media was invited out to get a behind the scenes look at what makes this recruitment show possible. The NAS Blue Angels is an elite group of Marine and Navy personnel meant to… Read More »

Happy Birthday America

Happy Fourth of July! If you are fortunate enough to be celebrating the holiday here along the Emerald Coast then here are just a few of the events happening throughout the area: Okaloosa County Destin Commons will host a Fourth of July celebration beginning at 8:30 p.m. Satuday free of charge. From 5 to 8 p.m. ▪ Alaqua Animal Refuge with Animal Adoptions. Bring the entire family out for a spectacular fireworks show at Destin Commons. The 49-head pop fountain… Read More »

The Art of Wedding

    This weekend I had the supreme honor of getting to attend one of my dear friend’s weddings. Everything was perfect from the ceremony to the dancing … what’s more it was in my own backyard in Santa Rosa Beach. So while I didn’t go on a crazy adventure this weekend, I did get to experience a little something that this beautiful part of the world is all about … beach weddings! The ceremony took place at Bentley’s on… Read More »

Dolphin Tales

Last week, I had the distinct pleasure and honor of getting to pay a visit to the newly renovated and renamed Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on Okaloosa Island. The Gulfarium is now under new management and with that comes new adventures. They are now offering visitors the chance to interact with some of their sea creatures. I’ve never had the opportunity to get close and personal with something the size of the dolphin, so it was a little intimidating at… Read More »

Let’s go to the Zoo

Over the Memorial Day weekend my friends and I decided it was time to see some wildlife so we headed over to the Gulf Breeze Zoo. We decided to get a general ticket, two cups of feed and some train passes — in retrospect i also would have gotten a few $1 bird feeders as well.   The great part about the zoo, at least for me, is the interactive aspect. I really like petting animals and chasing birds and… Read More »

Wonderworks PCB

If you’re heading to the Emerald Coast and looking for something to do might I suggest Wonderworks in Panama City Beach? I went with a group of friends – all adults – and had a blast but there were a ton of kids there having just as much fun as us, well maybe not quite as much fun but there were close. I couldn’t believe how long we were actually there touring all four levels and not once did I… Read More »

Gotta Have Grilled Cheese

This week’s Out & About is dedicated to The Melt Down on 30A, which serves a variety of grilled cheeses that simple make your taste buds explode! This weekend I found myself in Seaside touring the beautiful houses, watching the waves slowly make their shore to the beach along with sifting through the record store’s collection of albums. After exploring the entire city my friends and I were famished so we made our way over to the silver trailer to… Read More »