Mike Matz

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4th of July in Seaside

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This year’s 4th of July festivities in Seaside looks like a wonderful way to enjoy the day with your family and friends! Seaside is providing us with a parade, live entertainment and fireworks to make this a fun filled day for all! .On Sunday, July 4th, the Annual South Walton 4th of July Parade

4th of July in Seaside

will begin at 8A.M. at Seagrove Plaza and will end at the Seaside Ampitheater. We’ll get to enjoy an old-fashioned community parade of people, dogs and vehicles dressed in holiday garb. Judges in Seaside will select the winning entries and hand out prizes. Everyone is invited to participate – hop on your scooter, golf cart, bike or create a float and join in the parade fun.

Seaside Ampitheater will be the scene for music from 30A Radio until 11A.M. along with face painting and lots of other fun. The celebration will continue in the evening with Stars and Stripes at Seaside at 7P.M. with live music for all and the fantastic fireworks display at 9P.M. They are best viewed from the beach in front of Seaside Pavillion and will be choreographed  by 30A Radio. If you really love fireworks and are not satisfied with only one display, Bud & Alley’s will host a display on the beach behind their restaurant on Friday night at 9P.M.

All of this sounds like a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July holiday and enjoy yourself as you celebrate our nation’s birthday!

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30A Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day on 30A was wonderful in so many ways! A huge part of my enjoyment of the day was due to all the happy families who made the choice to spend the long weekend at the beach – a wise choice, in my opinion. You couldn’t ask for better weather or more sunshine. True beach weather and it was delightful!

I got out and about in the morning and the bike path that runs the length of 30A was teeming with families on bikes and couples walking. The runners were out in full force, I guess working off their impending Thanksgiving dinners – smart move, runners! Lots of families sat outside and had breakfast at The Broken Egg in Grayton Beach and it looked like Amavida Coffee was doing a booming business.

Back home in Blue Mountain Beach I spent some time with Scouty, my Golden Retriever, did a few small chores, read a little and prepared to spend the rest of the holiday with Mike at his new home on Camp Creek Lake. Camp Creek Lake is a few miles up 30A between Seagrove Beach and Alys Beach.

It is so lovely and peaceful at his place. We spent some time sitting out on his lake dock and listened to the fish jump – splash!- and they’re gone. His neighbors across the lake were having a blast – lots of laughter and happiness over there! Dad and a couple of kids got out the YOLO boards and paddled around the lake. A few folks cruised by in their kayaks and you just knew that they were filled with contentment as they enjoyed all the beauty surrounding them.

Along with stick throwing for Roxy, the Black Lab Office Manager for Luxury Properties on 30A, fire building and watching, and visiting with friends, there was a lot of cooking going on in the house. And, I must say, it was good! The organic turkey was scrunptious and came from Fresh Markettoprealtor30a, 30ahomes, mikematz, lp30a, beachhomes , 30arealestate in Destin. Fresh Market is a  beautifully soothing,. small, specialized grocery store that offers organic and healthy food to its customers. I would highly suggest you stop by and make a purchase or two.

As the day wound down and we found a little room for pumpkin mousse by the fire, we took some time to talk about the things for which we are thankful. We have so very many good things in our lives  and it’s nice to have a special holiday for reflection on those good things. I’ll not share all of my list with you, but I will tell you that I am very thankful to have spent Thanksgiving as a new “local” here in the paradise that is known as 30A.

I love “Living Life on 30A!”.

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Rosemary Beach Hosts Flutterby Festival for Children!

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This weekend, November 12 and 13, Rosemary Beach will host a special arts event for children! Why is this event called Flutterby? It is called Flutterby in honor of the annual migration of Monarch butterflies through the area – have you noticed as many as I have?

The festival will offer a lot of exciting activities for the children to participate in along Rosemary Beach’s  South Barrett Square, Main Street and Western Green. Kids, young and old, come from all over South Walton to enjoy this special day. The Flutterby Festival is sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach. The festival will take place between 10:00A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on both days.

Kids will enjoy vendors, interactive storytelling, artists, music and exhibitors. Families may participate in games, hula hooping, face painting and mural painting. Kids may make their own butterfly wings and wear the proudly in the butterfly parade each afternoon at 3:00.

A master gardener will demonstrate the creation of a butterfly garden and kids may take home a butterfly plant to plant at home to start their own butterfly garden. They may also decorate a flower pot and plant seeds in their pot to take home and nurture.

Walton County schoolchildren will have butterfly paintings of their creation on display. for all to enjoy – paintings by the hundreds!. How proud they must be!

The East Green will host the first ever Cottages for Kids. The cottages are plathouses which will be raffled on November 26. The proceeds from the raffle will benefit the  Children’s Volunteer Health Network. What little one wouldn’t love their very own playhouse?

Rosemary Beach vendors and restaurants will offer meals, snacks and sweets to attendees.

And admission to the festival is free! Now you just can’t beat that! Perhaps we’ll see you there – with wings on!


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