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During the press conference on April 29, 2020, Governor DeSantis announced that the state of Florida will be re-opening in phases beginning Monday, May 4, 2020 (excluding southeast Florida).

PHASE ONE
  • Vacation rentals are prohibited with no specific date for expiration.
  • Schools remain closed with distance learning.
  • No visitors in long term care facilities.
  • Elective surgeries to resume.
  • Restaurants may open with outdoor seating and social distancing (6ft).  Indoor dining possible at 25% capacity.
  • Retail can open with a 25% of indoor capacity social distancing
  • Bars, Gyms, and personal services such as hair dressers remain closed. Retail components of these businesses can operate.
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The Walton County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) met this morning, and voted to reopen the beaches and county parks (including the county golf course) effective Friday, 5/1/2020. The reopening is subject to the following conditions:

  • Activities limited to those previously authorized by the Governor's executive order, which include walking, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, running, or swimming.
    • The BCC further included jogging, paddleboarding, surfing, and boating (collectively, "water activities"). 
    • Sunbathing is not included. However, chairs, umbrellas, etc. are allowed.
  • CDC social distancing guidelines apply (6' apart; no more than 10 gathered).
  • No beach vendors (i.e. bonfires; beach chairs)
  • No special events.
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Below is a summary for beach re-openings in our market as of today, April 24, 2020.

WALTON COUNTY
  The county commission will meet on April 28 to vote on opening the beaches with the following parameters:
  Open all beaches effective May 1
  No time limitations
  All non-commercial beach activities permitted 
  No commercial activities (beach vendors) permitted
  Maintain social distancing per current CDC guidelines READ MORE OKALOOSA COUNTY (excluding Destin)
All beaches open May 1, 2020 to the public with limited hours 6:30am - 9:00am and 4:30pm - 7:00pm
All non-commercial beach activities permitted
(sunbathing; fishing; paddleboarding; canoeing; walking; etc.)
Commercial beach activities are not permitted
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BEACHES/PARKS/LODGING

Florida State Parks: All events, activities, special event reservations, pavilion rentals and camping reservations have been canceled, but the parks will remain OPEN from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as of March 17. Existing overnight camping reservations that begin Wednesday, March 18, will be honored. Visitors must arrive prior to 5 p.m. on March 18, to secure their reservation. After Wednesday, all reservations moving forward will be canceled and refunded. Beginning Friday, March 20, campgrounds and all overnight accommodations will be fully closed.

Walton County public beaches are CLOSED as of 3/19/20.

The Okaloosa County Beaches are CLOSED effective March 21, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Here’s what is officially

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Casual Elegance in Naples Luxury Portfolio Header

In Naples, Florida, it’s all about soaking up the laid-back, outdoor lifestyle in the depths of winter.

While other parts of the world are dealing with blizzards and flight delays, this sun-kissed stretch along the Gulf Coast is worrying itself with having to decide between a day on the golf course or lying out on white sand beaches. It’s one of those problems that we should all be lucky enough to have. So when local architect Jeff Harrell was tasked with designing a residence that struck a balance between breezy beach home and sophisticated style in Naples, he drew on a variety of influences that would take full advantage of the al fresco lifestyle. Set in a secluded cove in the ultra-exclusive Port Royal neighborhood, the vision was brought to

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Creating Amazing Communities on the Emerald Coast March 2020

Seaside Prize Weekend

The communities that make up the Emerald Coast are diverse, reflecting regions that are both rich in heritage, progressive, and forward looking. Along Northwest Florida's famed Scenic Highway 30A, the story of the Seaside community is exceptional, centering on an uncommon connectedness and the people who gather there. It’s a community strengthened by countless voices who have contributed to the quality and character of the town. 

In honor of those contributions, the community celebrates Seaside Prize™ Weekend each year to honor leaders who have contributed to the development of Seaside and who have influenced its advancement. This year’s honoree is Michael N. Lykoudis, Dean of the University of Notre Dame School of

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Spotlight on Premier Commercial Group Agent Wayne Ritenour

Commercial real-estate projects require vision and tenacity, according to Wayne Ritenour, a real estate agent within Premier Commercial Group (PCG). Long sales cycles coupled with the complexities of bringing together the right players to create a successful outcome mean this segment of the real estate market is not for the faint of heart. But, Ritenour believes the end-result is more than worth the effort.

Building on 24 years in real estate, Ritenour brings an uncommon skill set to the PCG team - financial acumen based on extensive experience as an entrepreneur and financial consultant. “I was a Wall Street guy for a number of years and did a lot of land development and land

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Parkside at Henderson Beach Resort to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony on February 7 2020 Pool Rendering

If you have driven through Destin’s exclusive Crystal Beach community in recent months, you have likely seen a flurry of activity underway at the site that will soon become the much anticipated Parkside at Henderson Beach Resort. Now that initial civil site work is completed, Dunavant Enterprises and The Premier Property Group (PPG) are excited to announce that a formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday, February 7, 2020 beginning at 4 p.m.

The community is invited to commemorate the groundbreaking. Representatives from Dunavant Enterprises and The Premier Property Group will be in attendance to speak about the new project and upcoming plans for future expansion of Dunavant’s Henderson Beach Resort. Immediately following the

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Savoring the Emerald Coast’s Best Gumbo - Pursue the Roux  Feb 2020 Gumbo Pic

If you’ve never visited the Emerald Coast during the winter months, you’re missing one of the most popular off-season events in the area: the Sandestin Gumbo Festival. Entering its 31st year, the event coincides with the long President’s Day weekend, making it a perfect opportunity to take in the local sights and sample the area’s very best gumbo as offered by a number of Gulf Coast competitors.  

The Sandestin Gumbo Festival, which kicks off the local festival season, happens at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, where the two-day event raises money to benefit the Sandestin Foundation for Kids (SFK). Last year’s event raised $3,300 for SFK, which provides immediate support to children throughout the community and abroad. 

This year’s event kicks

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