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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    Northwest Florida State College is proud to announce its approval to join the State of Florida’s Apprenticeship System. This approval means that NWFSC will soon launch a new Apprenticeship Program to train skilled carpenters and plumbers, preparing them to join the labor workforce. “Congratulations to Northwest Florida State College on their approval to participate in the State of Florida’s ...read more
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    Monday, November 04, 2019
    Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is 5-star rated for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Treatment outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both ...read more
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    Monday, November 04, 2019
    The Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented a check for $1,250 to Children in Crisis to help feed, clothe, and give a loving home to the children living at the CIC Neighborhood.   Ken Hair, CIC President & CEO commented, “The donation will make a huge difference in the lives of over 100 children that will call the CIC Neighborhood home this year.  Support from the FWB ...read more
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    Monday, November 04, 2019
    Northwest Florida State College Foundation held its Scholars & Donors Luncheon Friday, October 25. Every fall, the luncheon presents an opportunity to bring together the College’s generous benefactors, students, faculty and staff. The program encourages scholarship recipients and donors to get to know one another as well as recognizes newly established endowments and Distinguished Alumni Award ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    On behalf of CCB Community Bank, President Alan Wood presented a $15,000 pledge to Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC). This unrestricted gift will further the College’s mission to develop a highly skilled, educated workforce that benefits the region.  “CCB Community Bank has provided NWFSC the opportunity to direct this gift to the institution’s most critical needs,” said Dr. Devin ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    It’s no secret that fall is the best time of year to visit the Gulf Coast, with warm weather, clear skies, and a variety of exciting activities to experience. Although this time of year is generally considered the off-season, Southern Rentals & Real Estate saw a spike in bookings for visitors coming to the Gulf Coast in their vacation rentals division.  The company is proud to report a strong 2019 ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    Children, families, and pets filled the interior streets at this year's Destin Commons' Halloween Haunt. Spooky festivities began at  p.m. with the costume contest registration and concluded with Destin Commons' Marketing Coordinator, Rachel Guidry, announcing the winners in each category.  Ages 0 to 4 years old:  1st Place: Empress Manalo as Skeleton 2nd Place: Jaqulin Anderson as Mary Had A ...read more
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    Friday, October 25, 2019
    The Emerald Coast Foundation selected Children in Crisis to be one of the benefiting charities of the ECF Boat Week and Poker Run and donated a check for $20,000.  The funds raised by the event will help feed, clothe, care, and give a safe, loving home to over 100 at-risk children this year.   The donation to CIC was presented at an event held at The Island by Hotel RL located on Okaloosa ...read more
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    Friday, October 25, 2019
    Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is 5-star rated for coronary bypass surgeries, treatment of heart attacks and pacemaker procedures outcomes according to a national report released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    On behalf of the Gene Haas Foundation, Roger Stump, presented a $10,000 grant to Northwest Florida State College. This is the second Gene Haas Foundation grant awarded to NWFSC in just five years. The grant will support scholarships for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology or machinist training. Funds will also support CNC/Manufacturing programs such as SkillsUSA and SAE teams. “This ...read more
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    Friday, October 18, 2019
    Members of the Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso donated their time and hard work during a recent workday to build an outdoor patio for the kids to enjoy. The work group included dedicated Kiwanis members from the Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay areas. Several times each year the Niceville Kiwanis sponsors a work day, usually held on 5th Saturday mornings.  Their efforts help to ensure ...read more
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    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    It’s not too early to start planning for this year’s Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) Adopt-a-Family program to help children in need over the upcoming Holiday season.   ECCAC is seeking donors who will purchase gifts for individual families who have been identified by the Center. Last year, the program helped 197 children in 70 families have a brighter Christmas.   Sign up to ...read more
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    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    TripShock, celebrating 10 years of company growth and expansion, announces the launch of WaveRez.com. WaveRez, through the latest technology and innovation, is the newest solution for online reservations, resource management and customer retention.   Designed specifically for watersports and tour operators, the reservation software easily manages online bookings, controls inventory, provides ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    The 12th Annual Sugar Sands Charity Golf Classic benefiting Children in Crisis raised over $30,000 to provide a home to local foster children.  The funds will be used to help feed, clothe and care for the at-risk children living at the CIC Children's Neighborhood.   The tournament was held at Kelly Plantation and golfers from all around the panhandle came to enjoy the awesome event.  The day ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    Step One Automotive Group has officially opened their first Pensacola location, Buick GMC Cadillac Pensacola, located at 5651 Pensacola Blvd. To commemorate the official grand opening, Step One hosted a Grand Opening Gala on Thursday, September 26.   The celebration was hosted at the new dealership, which was transformed inside and out into a dazzling event space by Showtime Events and TSC ...read more
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    Monday, October 14, 2019
    On Friday, October 11, Destin Water Users, Inc. (DWU) was awarded a token of appreciation from the Army Reserve Aviation Command in recognition for their continued support of the U.S. Military.As a company, DWU is committed to supporting and employing the nation’s veterans and active military living in the area. The presentation of the token came from one of DWU’s long-tenured employees, Command ...read more
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    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort, has launched their 2019 Fall Offerings for locals and guests. In addition to their fall Love Locals promotions, the resort will be hosting various specials and dining events throughout the season.  Beginning this fall, The Henderson’s premier bar, Horizons, introduces Tacos & Tequila. Every Thursday night from 5-8 p.m. guests and visitors alike can ...read more
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    Monday, October 07, 2019
    Costa Enterprises hosted the president of McDonald’s USA, Chris Kempczinski, in September at their Port St. Joe restaurant, located at 115 US Highway 98. During the visit, Costa Enterprises recognized Kempczinski and other McDonald’s corporate staff who were visiting the location in honor of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael approaching. This particular location was directly ...read more
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    Monday, October 07, 2019
    The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance hosted a ribbon-cutting at Florida Park in Valparaiso on Friday, October 4, to dedicate their newest living shoreline project to the memory of CBA founding board member Michael Flynt. Michael Flynt was a champion of the CBA and of Northwest Florida State College. He served as a member of the NWFSC Foundation Board, the Institute of Senior Professionals, the ...read more
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    Saturday, October 05, 2019
    Wes Fell with Paradise Promotions Home and Boat Show recently presented Children in Crisis a check for $2,500 to help provide a home and care to the abused, neglected, and abandoned children of the local community.  According to Ken Hair, CIC President & CEO, “We opened the Children’s Neighborhood in February 2008 and since then; we’ve given a home to over 950 Kids and have kept all of our ...read more
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    Friday, October 04, 2019
    On Wednesday, September 25, guests gathered at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Full Circle Kitchen for a special culinary showcase benefiting Santa Rosa Beach-based Food for Thought and its innovative Full Circle Kitchen program in conjunction with the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Led by Executive Chef Dan Vargo of Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, the event featured six of South Walton’s top ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    Sacred Heart Health System has formally changed its name to Ascension Sacred Heart and is adopting a new logo. At Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, now known as Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, installation of signs bearing the new name and logo began last week.  The new name reflects the fact that for 20 years, Sacred Heart has been part of Ascension, which is one of the leading ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    Twin Cities Woman’s Club, longtime friend of Northwest Florida State College, has established the Twin Cities Woman’s Club Scholarship Endowment with more than $23,000 to support NWFSC students. In addition, the Twin Cities Woman’s Club provided a $2,000 gift to ensure continued support to existing student scholars. The Twin Cities Woman’s Club is a group of women that raises funds for ...read more
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