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  • January Issue out now!

    Greetings! As I write this it is mid-December and much of the country is nearly...

  • Pearl Harbor Revisted by World War II Vets

    The documentary film "Pearl Harbor: One Last Goodbye" follows World War II vets on...

  • The Snowbirds’ Flight South

    by Elizabeth Bonner It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas —...

  • Who Are the Snowbirds?

    Legend has it that the term Snowbird was first used to describe Canadians who...

  • Fort Walton Beach Snowbirds see Brisk Activity in early January

    With the brisk activity in the three early January days of registration , the Fort Walton Beach Snowbird group is on track to, once again, expand its membership over that of the previous season.

    At the rate it’s filling up, it seems the word is out about the good times and good value – with the special ‘snowbird discount’ – of the Valentine’s Dinner/Dance. Interested members/would-be-members are advised to acquire their reservations ASAP during a future registration period.

    The three golf features – nine hole, par three and scramble – are, once again a major attraction, as are the casino trips, and the various card games: bridge, cribbage, euchre, pinochle and sheepshead.

    The Crafters Group, recognized in the community for their contributions to hospitals and other worthwhile causes, is off to a flying start. (the FWB “2010 New Years baby was shown in the NW Florida Daily News wearing one of their “made with love” baby hats)

    Functions mentioned above are well established, popular activities, but a new feature this year, going extremely well, is specially priced (to our members only) admission tickets to a first-run movie complex. Fortunately there’s no limit to the tickets available. They, too, will be available at all future registration dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, and prior to regular 10 AM meeting Tuesday, February 2nd.

    Contact us – email: fwbsnowbirds@yahoo.com
    snail mail: PO Box 8035, Fort Walton Beach, 32548
    phone 850-301-9600, ext 1712, or 244-3190

  • Pet Savvy, Doggie in the Window Still a No-No!

    As we begin this new year and many people start to think about bringing...

  • Pet Savvy, The Senior Pet

    As I watched this past year my star performer, Cupid, tumble off the edge...

  • Pet Savvy, Once Bitten, What To Do?

    We’ve all seen them, the creepy crawlies, those dreaded spiders that we wonder about. Recently,...

  • Pet Savvy Before You Go A Rovin’

    So, it’s that time of the year again. You pack up the car and...

  • Pet Savvy Travel With New Puppy

    Recently, after performing with my three trained “trick poodles” at the South Florida Fair,...

  • Pet Savvy Travelers Good Neighbors

    Now that you’re at your winter destination with your favorite furry friend, you’re away...

  • Pet Savvy Traveler

    Okay, so you’ve packed up everything you need for winter and headed south with...

  • Are you Pet Savvy?

    Having traveled with my three wonderful poodles across the country and back three times,...

  • Canadian Snowbird Tourism

    The Bob Dylan hit, "The times they are a changin'," aptly reflects what has...

  • Gulf Place

    Going off the beaten path – in this case off Hwy. 98 – can...

  • Where Would We Be Without Ice?

    An important contribution to history and health was made by a young physician named...

  • Finding a good breakfast spot is like gold to me

    For years I was loyal to one place – the Holiday Inn on Pensacola...

  • A View From The Beach

    When I arrived on the beach a little more than ten years ago, one...

  • December 2008 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    Several Snowbirds recently shared that they regard the Gulf Coast as a true second...

  • January 2009 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    Local businesses are happier than ever to see you all back. The Snowbirds have...

  • February 2009 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    If you are just arriving on the coast - Welcome! For those who’ve been...

  • March 2009 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    I started the Snowbird seasons with a gratitude moment and that’s the way I’m...

  • Walton County Retirement

    Walton County’s bountiful natural attractions, world famous fishing and upscale shopping sites draw a...

  • Santa Rosa County Retirement

    North Santa Rosa County is the wild woods of the Blackwater River State Forest. South...

  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Retirement

    Joe and Anne Hann traveled across the continent before settling on their favorite place...

  • Forgotten Coast Retirement

    If your idea of retirement is days of relaxing with nothing but fishing on...

  • Eastern Shore Retirement

    Retiring on Alabama’s Eastern Shore could be very relaxing. Or, it could keep you busier...

  • Bay County Retirement

    What if you could find everything you love about your hometown, but find it...

  • Keith Kahl Working Retiree

    Retirement for most individuals suggests a time to relax and finally enjoy life at...

  • Snapshot of Life

    How many times has your life taken a snapshot of itself? You live a...

  • Pet Savvy, What I’ve learned from my Dog!

    Well, the poodles and I have been on the road performing since July at...

  • Let’s live like we mean it!

    If all the broken New Years Resolutions in all the world were laid end...

  • Go Granny! Go!

    Then keep a pleasant disposition. At least, that’s what the experts say. I say it...

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery means Less Pain, Faster Recovery Spinal fusion surgery for damaged...