Garage Sale To Benefit Beach Care Services August 3rd

 

 

Beachy Beach Real Estate is hosting a Garage Sale Saturday August 3rd from 8 am to 2 pm at their old location at 22600 Panama City Beach Parkway, next to Cerulean Interiors, just east of the Publix at Carillon Beach.

All proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the work of Beach Care Services, a charitable organization of “locals helping locals” that provides short term emergency assistance to families in need in our area.

Everyone is welcome to come and shop and enjoy some refreshments and FREE goodies from Beachy Beach while supplies last.  If you have any items you would like to donate to the sale, please email: info@beachybeach.com or give the office a call at 850-233-4351.

 

 

Celebrate with Beachy Beach in Destin and don’t forget your PB and J!

 

Beachy Beach Real Estate has been growing like wildfire and now they are spreading Peace, Love and Beachy Beach from PCB to Destin.

Last year, broker and owner of Beachy Beach Real Estate in Panama City Beach,  Karen Smith celebrated the official Grand Opening of the Beachy Beach 30A office in Seagrove with partners Hugh Smith and Hilary and Chad Farnum and this year, the Smith/Farnum team are taking their fun, boutique Real Estate concept to Okaloosa County.

In a few days, Tuesday the 25th to be exact, the team will once again join forces to welcome the community to join them in cutting the ribbon for their  Beachy Beach Destin location off of Hwy 98 and 200 Calusa Blvd, right next to Destin Plastic Surgery Center, and just a little east of Destin Commons.

In addition to celebrating the office opening, Beachy Beach is using this event to highlight the expansion of Food for Thought from Walton County into Okaloosa County.  The organization helps local school children who battle with “food insecurity”, providing them with easy to prepare meals to help them keep their minds focused at school, instead of their rumbling stomachs.

Now the the “PB and J Soiree” event title makes sense, make sure you go catch the BOGO sales to get the best deals on peanut butter and jelly!  Food for Thought is requesting the containers be non-glass and the lower sugar options whenever possible.  You can learn more about Food for Thought and what their other needs are at: www.foodforthoughtfl.org

For event updates, stay tuned to Beachy Beach Destin’s Facebook page and use the event page to invite your friends.

Official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and blessing of the business will start at 4 pm and last until 7 pm as guests will enjoy live music courtesy of Destin Escapes Vacation Rentals, frosty beverages thanks to Coastal Insurance and sweet treats from Veritas Appraisal services.

Guests will also get a chance to win as they play Beachy Beach’s version of Plinko and nab some fun items from local businesses.

There will also be door prizes given away, as well as raffle items attendees can bid for to support Food for Thought.

 

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Synovus Mortgage Corp is also providing a very generous spread of delicious food for guests as members of the community not only enjoy the festivities, but hopefully learn more about FFT and what they can do to help.  Thanks to the support of companies like Synovus, 150 guests will receive the inaugural Food for Thought  reusable grocery bag with goodies from local businesses.

Attendees will be able to commemorate the fun thanks to local photographer Tasia McDaniel of TasiaMade Photography and Design as she will have a fun, summer photo booth for people to visit and hopefully, enjoy a few laughs!  It’s not every day you get to wear an inflatable frog float after all.

And you just might get famous for it, VIP Destin Magazine will be in attendance covering the event and will also have an opportunity for guests to win! You might want to go ahead and “like” their new page on Facebook so you can tag yourself after Tuesday’s event.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Tuesday, June 25th at 200 Calusa Blvd in Destin.  For more information about event or to donate a raffle prize item or other ways you can help the Smiths and the Farnums spread the word about Food for Thought, email: destin @beachybeach.com or contact myself, Britt Matthews at 732-539-6720.

(Please advised, parking will be an issue, so we encourage those of you coming with a group to please car pool! Thank you!)

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Stretch Your Soul

 

Stretch your soul at Healthy Souls Yoga at Woodlawn United Methodist Church  over the next couple months and help a local jewelry designer offset the cost of cancer treatment.

Renee Arellano is a local resident battling breast cancer and needs her friends in the yoga community to rally around her as she deals with the challenges of such a disease and the road to recovery.  Renee, is a talented jewelry designer and creator of Cotier Chica Jewelry designs that many of you have seen in Shimmering Seas at Pier Park.

If you would like to support Renee, visit one of the Healthy Souls Yoga Classes listed below and make a donation to go to her recovery efforts.

Mondays at 5:45 pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 am

All classes are open to men and women and no experience is needed.  Classes meet in the Youth/CR Building of Woodlawn United Methodist Church (across from Arnold Highschool) at 219 N. Alf Coleman Road.

The program makes available community yoga mats , along with blocks and straps.  However, if you have your own, you are encouraged to bring it.

Certified Yoga Instructors Laurie Olshefski, Judy Christian and Sandy Beitz hope that you  stretch your body and lift your spirit!  Their program is definately Yoga on A Mission, with a 100 percent of class donations going to local community missions, whether it be a family or individual like Renee in need.  

For more information, contact Judy at jchristian58@comcast.net or visit them on Facebook: Healthy Souls at Woodlawn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furry Friend 5K is on for April 13th

Humane Society Announces 2013 5K Fundraiser for Saturday, April 13th
The Humane Society of Bay County’s Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers are gearing up for the third annual Furry Friend 5K. It will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 at A.L. Kinsaul Park (Lynn Haven, FL) and will start at 7 a.m. (CST) (registration from 6:00 to 6:45 a.m.). HSBC has designated Sunday, April 14, 2013 as a rain date in the event of inclement weather on Saturday.
This will be a fun-filled event with a full (professionally-timed) 5K for all ages with/without your pet, pet adoptions, pet microchipping, awards and more.SPONSORED BY: PINEAPPLE WILLY’S, CULLIGAN, FREEDOM SPORTS, POWELL BROADCASTING, WARRIOR RACE TIMING, MAGIC BROADCASTING and GORGEOUS-STRATEGIC BRANDING & DESIGN.______________________________________________________

5K RACE/WALK INFO
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The 5K will start at 7am and registration will be held from 6:00 to 6:45am. We ask that you still show up for registration even if you’ve already pre-registered. This will be a professionally timed event and we want to make sure everyone get’s timed correctly.

You can either register online (by visiting http://www.active.com/running/tba-fl/3rd-annual-furry-friend-5k-to-benefit-the-humane-society-of-bay-county-2013) or you can register on the day of.

You can also register by filing out the entry form (located here:http://adoptme.org/upload/furryfriends2013_entryform.pdf) and either mailing it to HSBC Furry Friend 5K 2013 P.O. Box 883 Panama City, FL 32402 or you can drop off at one of the locations below:

– THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL & ADOPTION CENTER (2620 E. 15th Street) (in front of Coin & Bullion Reserves)
– THE HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT & GIFT STORE (1408 Harrison Avenue)

5K REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Deadline for online registration – April 12th
Deadline for mail registration – mailed no later than April 5th

5K REGISTRATION FEES:
$25 for all ages; After April 12th: $35 for all ages

* PLEASE ADD A $3.95 PROCESSING FEE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

RUNNER/TEAM SPONSORSHIP
http://www.adoptme.org/Events_5kSponsorship.aspx

For more information, or to be a vendor or sponsor, please contact Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725 or marketing@adoptme.org.

 

If your Valentine has Four legs……Toast for The Paws!

 

 

It’s that time of the year again, The Wine Dog in Panama City is hosting the “Toast for the Paws” fundraiser, an annual beer and wine tasting that benefits The Humane Society of Bay County.

This is the fourth year for this event and this year they have stepped it up a notch, two local chefs will be serving some of their signature hors d’oeuvres for participants as guests enjoy live Jazz music .

This popular event will be hosted by The Wine Dog in Panama City which is located at 103 West 23rd street in Coronado Village and will take place, the day after Valentine’s Day, Friday the 15th from 6 to 9 pm.

And craft beer lovers will not be left out of this event….if wine is not your thing, no worries some of your favorite top craft beers will be available to try.  Local distribitors will be on hand to answer any questions about their tasty concoctions as well.

At this event, you can also do a little shopping to help the The Humane Society, as a  Silent Auction will take place.   Thanks to the generous donations of community members last year, the silent auction portion help The Humane Society raise over $10,000 last year.

Their goal this year is to exceed not only their attendance from last year, which was two hundred, but to break that ten thousand dollar mark...can you help?

If you can not attend this event….there are other ways to show your support:

In Kind Donation of an Item the Shelter Needs (see flier below)

Monetary Donation

Donate a Silent Auction item

But if you CAN come….then come on out on Friday, February 15th and show your local Humane Society some love!

With your generousity and support the mission of The Humane Society of Bay County, which is a no-kill shelter, can continue to grow.   In fact thanks to your support, the HSBC has gone from finding homes for fifty animals a month, to over 70!  And while this is a beautiful thing, it makes the shelter, which receives no government funding, all that more dependent on community support as they require more resources for these animals every month.

Some of their wish list items include:

Purina Dog or Cat Chow

Clumping Litter

Gift Card to Sam’s, Office Depot, Office Max

Leashes, Halters, and Collars (small, medium, and large)

Liquid Laundry Soap

Pine Sol

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Trash Bags (13 or 33 Gallon)

So right now your task is to get up, go look in your pantry, closet, car, wherever, you store these items and put something aside for next week’s event!  Or even better email Sean Brosnan, the HSBC Marketing Coordinator and at marketing@adoptme.org and let him know your business has a Silent Auction item for him!

“Having events like this and others really helps us raise awareness for the animals we rescue and re-home daily. The Humane Society is the area’s only no-kill shelter and the proceeds from this event will help in our mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County”, says Sean.

For more information about the work of the shelter, visit their website at www.adoptme.org.

 

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Healthy Souls Yoga Fundraiser starts Saturday for Aaron Nichols

 

 

Healthy Souls Yoga program at Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Panama City Beach kicks off a month long fundraiser for the Aaron Nichols Medical Equipment Fund this Saturday, January 5th!

The Yoga meet up this weekend welcomes all  experience levels and is slotted for 800 to 930 am.  There is only a $5 minimum suggested donation, but you can give what you desire.  This will be one of the first classes this month with 100 percent of the profits going to aid the Aaron Nichols family to purchase medical equipment he desperately  needs.

Those of you that do not already know, many area businesses have already been hard at work raising money for Aaron in response to this past November’s Celebrate the Arts, in hopes to help with a piece of equipment called the RT300,

The RT300 is believed to make a dramatic difference in his recovery and pave the way to get him walking again after the car accident in 2007 left him completely dependent up on others.   The equipment costs over $20,000, and they are about a third of a way there.  Every little bit helps though and with the compassion of folks like this, his goal is looking more and more achievable.

If you can not make this Saturday’s Yoga Session and Meet Up, no worries, the Healthy Souls group will be raising money for Aaron ALL MONTH LONG, with many classes to choose from:

Mondays at 5:45 pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 am

All classes are open to men and women and no experience is needed.  Classes meet in the Youth/CR Building of Woodlawn United Methodist Church (across from Arnold Highschool) at 219 N. Alf Coleman Road.

The program makes available community yoga mats , along with blocks and straps.  However, if you have your own, you are encouraged to bring it.

Certified Yoga Instructors Laurie Olshefski, Judy Christian and Sandy Beitz hope that you  stretch your body and lift your spirit!  Their program is definately Yoga on A Mission, with a 100 percent of class donations going to local community missions, whether it be a family in need or a donation to organizations like Beach Care Services.

For more information, contact Judy at jchristian58@comcast.net or visit them on Facebook: Healthy Souls at Woodlawn.

You may go to  www.meetup.com/pcyoga to register for Saturday’s class.

 

White HOT Christmas Party at Fred Astaire

 

 

Feliz Navidad from Team Astaire!!!

 

Put your dancing shoes on for a good cause as Fred Astaire once again uses their gifts to help others in the spirit of “Celebrate the Arts”, a fundraising vehicle for local charities.

Help them “Dance for Aaron” as they welcome everyone, even and perhaps especially beginners for two FUN group dance classes and then stay for a fun night of dancing with the students and professionals of Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Thursday, December 20th.

“Aaron”, is Aaron Nichols, a former Bay High graduate who experienced a traumatic car accident a few years that left him permanently injured.  Aaron needs a piece of equipment to help with his recovery and has not been able to purchase it because of lack of funds.  The “Celebrate the Arts” event last November got the ball rolling, but several more thousand dollars are still needed to pay for the RT300 he needs.

Thursday night’s event  party will start at 6:30 with a group class of that infectious “horsey dance” to  “Gangnam Style”.

Fred Astaire will show you all the new moves of the latest pop dance that can’t help but put a smile on your face.

Following the Gangnam style class will be a beginner Latin group class at 7:15.  Then a Latin Dance Party starts at 8 pm for you to try out your new salsa moves!  Fred Astaire encourages you to bring your friends and share the experience!

Cost of this entire evening of fun is only $30 per person and includes an additional PRIVATE lesson to be used at a later time for new adult students.  Guests may also choose to just do the Gangnam Style dance for $15.  Fred Astaire will also be taking donations for Aaron, during the dance party.

To sign up for the event call the award-winning team at Fred Astaire of Panama City at 850 873 6269 or sign up for the event on their Facebook Event Page.

If you are a local business owner that would like to help out with your own fundraising idea using your product or service to help out folks like Aaron Nichols , email Britt@beachybeach.com or send a message to www.facebook.com/celebratetheartspcb.

If you know Aaron and cannot make event on the 20th, you may also make donations to his equipment fund at www.beachybeach.com/celebratetheartspcb.

Remember this  White HOT Latin party, is with a twist! Dress in your white Christmas party clothes with a little twist, like a fun red bow or a green tie….get creative and bring your dancing shoes!

And if you don’t have dancing shoes…come in anyway, Beginners are welcome and you do NOT need a partner.

See you at Fred Astaire on Thursday, December 20th and Feliz Navidad!