Rosemary THYMES Fall 2021
Shaping Our Future Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition
The Inlet Beach Underpass • Craft Beer Craze Hits 30A A Rosemary Beach POA Newspaper • rosemarythymes.org
established 1999 Open Daily. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 78 Main St. Rosemary Beach, FL
cell: 850.830.4753 email: email@example.com web: coastalsouthwalton.com
(850) 213 - 0521 order online: thesummerkitchencafe.com
in Property Management We are Rosemary Beach® - 25 Years and Growing! Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company serves as the only on-site vacation property management, affording our owners and their guests a personalized service, unparalleled by our competition.
Contact us today for projections and a complimentary initial clean
Exclusive Homeowner Advantages -
$750+ discounts with our Passport to Paradise Concierge Service & Unlimited DVD Rentals Discounted Owner Referral Commissions Earn up to $1,000 referring homeowners Two Free Owner Cleans per year Complimentary Fitness Center & Racquet Club Access Venue Space Rental Discounts
Recent Improvements -
RosemaryBeach.com has been revamped for a more user-friendly booking experience Complimentary listings on AirBnB, HomeAway, Vrbo, TripAdvisor and Booking.com New Owner and Guest App with reservation portal
888.389.3525 | www.RosemaryBeach.com *ROSEMARY BEACH is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC and is used with permission pursuant to a license from Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.
78 North Barrett Square
Open Daily 9-6
It only takes one person to slash the statistics.
Did you know that 1 in 10 children Escambia County are victims of child abuse? It’s time to change that number. Visit KnowChildAbuse.org to learn to recognize, report and reduce child abuse.
OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR HOURS.
ENJOY WINE & DRINKS
PUBLISHED BY THE ROSEMARY BEACH PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION FRED KRUTZ PRESIDENT
MARK BUESE VICE PRESIDENT LINDA GIFFORD SECRETARY ERIC SLUSSER TREASURER
27 8 Town Map 10 From the POA
26 Shaping our Future: The Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition
12 Rosemary Beach Foundation
32 Calendar of Events
14 The Ancient Horticulturist: Stuff you NEED!
34 Kid Bits 35 Kid’s Puzzle
16 Around Town 19 The Inlet Beach Underpass 23 Craft Beer Craze Hits 30A
36 The New York Times crossword puzzle 38 Rosemary Beach Merchant’s Map
LETTYE BURGTORF TIM MARTIN DAVID WEILL BOARD MEMBERS DAVID BAILEY TOWN MANAGER FRANK GREENE TOWN ARCHITECT ROSEMARY BEACH POA PO BOX 611010 ROSEMARY BEACH, FL 32461 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS SUSAN BROUSSARD M. GRETCHEN HARRIS ANNE HUNTER CHRISTIA PALIZZI HEIDI TRAVIS CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER JIMMY FARR THE ROSEMARY THYMES IS PRODUCED BY BALLINGER PUBLISHING MALCOLM BALLINGER OWNER KELLY ODEN EXECUTIVE EDITOR GUY STEVENS ART DIRECTOR
ON THE COVER: The Time Is Now Ceramic mosaic in steel frame, by Jennifer Levine
FOR ADVERTISING RATES CALL 850.433.1166 EXT 27
FIND US ONLINE rosemarythymes.org @therosemarythymes
ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE PAPER DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT BY THE POA BOARD. ROSEMARY BEACH IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNED BY ROSEMARY BEACH HOLDINGS, LLC AND IS USED WITH PERMISSION PURSUANT TO A LICENSE FROM ROSEMARY BEACH HOLDINGS, LLC.
The Rosemary Beach ® Trading Company
open daily 9–5
16 South Barrett Square Open Daily (850) 213-3797 | shoprosemarybeach.com
S H O P. L I F E S T Y L E . R O S E M A R Y B E A C H .
® *ROSEMARY BEACH is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC and is used with permission pursuant to a license from Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.
*ROSEMARY BEACH is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC and is used with permission pursuant to a license from Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 8
3 1 2 2
I. Major Parks – 1. Eastern Green 2. Western Green 3. South Barrett Park 4. North Barrett Park 5. West Long Green Park 6. East Long Green Park 7. St. Augustine Park
MAKING THE H O M E + M AT C H
The Premier Real Estate Agent for South Walton & Scenic 30A
II. Neighborhood Parks – 1. Abaco Park 2. Phase X Park 3. New Providence Park 4. Fountain Park 5. Hedgelong Park 6. Wiggle Park 7. Atticus Park 8. Triangle Park 9. East Kingston Park 10. West Kingston Park 11. Bridgetown Park 12. Kingsbridge Park 13. Butterfly Park
III. Playgrounds – 1. Playground Park 2. Cabana Playground 3. St. Augustine Park Splashpad
IV. Pools – 1. Coquina Pool 2. Barbados Pool 3. Cabana Pool 4. Sky Pool
A founding partner of The Premier Property Group, Keith Flippo is a consistent leader in sales of South Walton properties, ranking in the top 1% of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors since 2009. Keith specializes in the marketing and sales of luxury properties along with developing new area projects via The Premier Development Group, founded in 2015. A resident of Rosemary Beach since 1999, Keith possesses an intimate knowledge of the communities along Scenic Highway 30A and is known for taking the time to “make the home match” with a customer’s individual needs and desires.
V. Civic Buildings – 1. RBPOA Offices 2. Town Hall 3. Rosemary Beach, FL Post Office VI. Amenities Managed by Cottage Rental Company – (additional fee) 1. Racquet Club 2. Fitness Center
C 850.543.5187 O 850.213.5000 E firstname.lastname@example.org W KeithFlippo.com
This advertisement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. This advertisement is not intended to solicit properties currently listed by other real estate brokerages. All advertised square footages should be verified by the buyer. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it
before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits of value, if any, of these properties.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 10
From the POA
Welcome to Rosemary Beach! It has been a hot, busy, fun, exciting, sandy, sunny and certainly hot summer… did we mention hot? At this point in the year, as we look back on another summer, we look forward to a few months of crisp blue fall skies and quiet sunset bonfires on the beach. Fall is also a season filled with exciting events along the Gulf Coast, from festivals celebrating food
and wine, gatherings all about arts and culture, foot races and fun runs to events highlighting our beautiful but fragile local environment and the creatures that call this place home… all that and more. And just hanging out on the beach remains of course another good option. Whatever you decide to get into, we hope you have a chance to pass a little time here.
Photo by Jimmy Farr
ROSEMARY THYMES | 11
ROSEMARY BEACH SCULPTURE EXHIBITION The 2021-22 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition (RBSE) marks the third biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture on display throughout the town of Rosemary Beach. The theme this time is Caring About Tomorrow: Exploring Environmental Interdependence Through Public Art. Forty-one artists from 25 states, Washington, D.C., and Spain submitted a total of 80 sculptures to the juried exhibition for 2021–22. Fourteen sculptures were selected for inclusion. The exhibition opens on Labor Day Weekend, September 4, 2021, and closes on September 5, 2022.
is alongside the Rosemary Thymes in the newspaper boxes throughout our Town Center. An audio tour narrated by the artists themselves will be also be available through the free ‘Otocast’ smartphone app. With Catalogue and Smartphone in hand, visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of the sculpture trail at their own pace. The free ‘Otocast’ app is available for download via the App Store or Google Play. For more information on the events and programming that are part of the exhibition, please follow RBSE on Facebook. Private donations and in-kind sponsors fund the RBSE. To learn about the various levels of sponsorship available, please
So why a sculpture exhibition? Public art has long been a staple in many traditional towns, whether it is to honor a local hero or to bring attention to some aspect of the town’s cultural heritage. In our postmodern time, a show of contemporary outdoor sculpture in a Neo-Traditional town can uplift and inspire in similar fashion. It can encourage locals and visitors alike to view the world and their own heritage in perhaps new and inspiring ways as they engage with the personal artistic expression of each sculptor.
visit the exhibition’s website rosemarybeachsculpture. com. We thank you in advance for your generous support of the arts in our community! GARDENING IN PARADISE The landscaping here in Rosemary Beach, both natural and planted, is as significant a part of the town as our architecture. As any avid gardener knows, local experts are often the best source of knowledge about why some things work and others don’t. In this issue, you will also find another in the regular series of articles by Susan Broussard that explains the joys and challenges of gardening in the salty and
sometimes extreme weather here along Florida’s gulf coast. Speaking of landscaping, the parks and greens here in Rosemary Beach have seen a lot of spirited use over the past year and a half as people and events have moved outdoors during the pandemic. As things slow down just a bit, we are excited to be getting our greens in particular back in tip-top shape—please pardon the progress as we do. Over the next year, we will also be rolling out projects that will further improve the condition and amenity of our town’s common areas, including paving and lighting. Thank you to the volunteer owners who serve on the POA’s Townscape Enhancement Committee for their hard work in moving these efforts forward. If you are an owner here, please log-in to the POA’s website www.rosemarybeachfl. org and learn more about the committee’s efforts to enhance the community. The public portion of the website also offers information about the history and master plan of Rosemary Beach. WHAT SAY YOU? We are privileged to be the stewards of this wonderful town, and we welcome your thoughts on how to preserve and protect its unique character. Drop us a line with your thoughts at email@example.com Again, welcome to Rosemary Beach!
To help you enjoy the sculptures, a free printed Exhibition Catalogue with a site map is available to guide visitors through the RBSE, and one place you can find the catalogue
– The Board of Directors and staff of the Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association (POA) Photo by Jimmy Farr
ROSEMARY THYMES | 12
Rosemary Beach Foundation Girls Getaway Rosemary Beach Foundation presents its 17th Annual Girls Getaway on Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13, 2022, to benefit Ascension Sacred Heart Pediatric Emergency Room. Girls Getaway has become a weekend tradition that many women cherish.
Nadine Keller, Julie Johnson & Michelle Clapp. “This picture is a great example, having a great time with my sister Michelle and my new found friend, Nadine.” Julie says. Photo by Alena Bakutis Photography, LLC
Julie Johnson from Nashville has attended for many years. “Girls Getaway weekend not only gives me time to reconnect with my sisters and other old friends, but to make new friends as well. Every year is more and more like a reunion,” Johnson said.
and buying guide this past year called Wine Label Shopping. She provides tastings and classes for both social and corporate events, virtual or in-person, and caters to new and seasoned wine lovers alike.
The 2022 event will include a specially curated wine tasting by Rosemary Beach resident Sommelier and Private Alisa Ghazvini, Donna Kay Miller, Chef, Sydney Eliason. This engaging Gladys Wilson & Leigh Bolick. “We love Girls Getaway!” says tasting will look at the rules of thumb Alisa Ghazvini “It’s a weekend full of entertainment, fun, laughter, for wine pairing, discussing why they learning… and sunsets on the work and when to deviate from them. beach.” The class, sponsored by The Hidden Lantern Bookstore, will taste through four wine styles to offer something for everyone, along with simple ingredients so participants can experience firsthand how the most basic elements of taste transform wine. “I am so excited and honored to be a part of Girls Getaway and to support Rosemary Beach Foundation and Ascension Sacred Heart,” Eliason said. With her background in cooking and extensive knowledge of wine, Eliason started her own company, The Somm Chef, with the goal of making food and wine fun and engaging for all. Sydney also wrote a tasting
Sydney Eliason & Diane Brady, owner of The Hidden Lantern.
“This is one of my favorite classes to teach. It’s great for people across the board, from those proficient in wine knowledge to the more casual consumers,” she said. Eliason started her culinary career after attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York, where she fell in love with food and wine. She and her husband, Ian, have always wanted to spend an extended time in Rosemary Beach. They moved down in September 2020, only planning on staying for a few months. By January, they decided that Rosemary Beach was where they wanted to permanently stay. For more information about Girls Getaway and Rosemary Beach Foundation, visit rosemarybeachfoundation.org.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 13
Summer Snapshots Visitors and locals showed off their patriotic style by participating in the Fourth of July Bike Decorating Contest sponsored by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach and Rosemary Beach Foundation. During the Independence Day weekend, Rosemary Beach Foundation collected $3,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. “Annually, the Club serves 500 members, ages 5–18, Kindergarten through 12th grade. We provide youth development programs in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. We could not impact the lives that we do without the support of organizations like the Rosemary Beach Foundation,” Taylor Goode, Area South Walton Boys & Girls Club Members. Director said. IN JULY, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND BACKPACKS WERE COLLECTED for Guardian
Zac Halstead, Jan Gomez & Emily Schultz.
ad Litem. “Thanks to our generous community, over 500 items were distributed to children in foster care,” Malayne DeMars, Executive Director, Rosemary Beach Foundation said.
Andrew (George Washington) and Jackson Mullins (Uncle Sam) from Atlanta, Georgia.
ROSEMARY BEACH FOUNDATION SPONSORS SPECIAL OLYMPICS SWIM PROGRAM
Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities. “Swimming is one of the 13 sports available to athletes in Walton County. Special Olympics is so important to the athletes in Walton County and with our programming many athletes have found a sense of community that can typically be difficult for them to locate. Special Olympics is transformative physically, mentally and emotionally for all of our athletes,” Damien McNeil, Regional Director said.
ROSEMARY BEACH FOUNDATION DONATED TO SOUTH WALTON ACADEMY, A PRE-K–12TH GRADE SCHOOL AND PEDIATRIC THERAPY CENTER.
“Our playground experienced over 4,000 students over the course of the summer and our natural grass couldn’t hold up. Not only are our students and parents enjoying the new playground surfacing, but this improvement has increased safety, sanitation, and the overall playground experience. We are so grateful for the funding provided by Rosemary Beach Foundation to be able to offer a fun, safe outdoor play space to our students and community,” Calley Middlebrooks-Founder and President of South Walton Academy, Inc. said.
Sarah and Catherine Frazer from Nashville, Tennessee with their dog, Watson.
Luke enjoys the new playground surface while playing the bongo drums.
Christine Sutherlin, Patrick Rosser, Malayne DeMars, Damien McNeill & Trevor Simpler
Special Olympics Swim Athletes
About Rosemary Beach Foundation Rosemary Beach Foundation offers community events, educational programs and charitable activities. Since 2006, over $950,000 has been donated to local organizations, schools, hurricane recovery and COVID-19 relief efforts. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the Foundation operates on program revenues, sponsorships, grants and contributions from individuals and businesses. To learn more and to become a Friend of Rosemary Beach Foundation, please visit rosemarybeachfoundation.org.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 14
The Ancient Horticulturist: Stuff you NEED! by Susan Broussard
utumn is here. The temperatures may still be topping out in the ‘Oh my gawd! My feet just fused to the street!’ range. If that is the case, you know what to do. Head back to the beach. Rosemary Beach to be exact.
However, as the season wears on, cooler temperatures will prevail, and I will find myself heading out the back door to do more than the obligatory mowing and weeding. Who will go with me to the garden? Who will help me plant the seeds? “Not I,” says the husband. “Fall will be the time for football. Tailgate equipment will need to be inspected. Supplies will
need to be purchased.” Fine with me. I will do it myself (and have all the fun). So, to rephrase the question: What goes with me to the garden? My dad always said to do a job right, you must have the right tools. These are my tools of the trade, the cool garden stuff, my must haves. I share my list with you so that you too may add these necessary items to your garden arsenal. My absolute favorite is the EZ Digger. I am pretty sure it will be your favorite too. This elegant but dangerous looking utensil originated in Korea. It is hand forged steel curving into an ergonomic extension of my arm. I use it for digging holes for small transplants and bulbs, cultivating the soil, creating rows for planting seeds, removing weeds clinging to the hope of taking over
the flower bed and frightening my husband into helping me move something very heavy. He says it is the scariest tool I own. Add the Hori Hori knife and I am invincible! The concave blade is marked in one inch increments making it easier to judge depth when planting. One side has a sharp serrated edge which can make quick work of roots. Hori, Japanese for ‘to dig,’ is the perfect name for this versatile knife. Blade length varies from 5 to 13 inches. Mine is on the shorter side and works well for me, but you may find the longer blade gives you depth control. A leather sheath that attaches to your belt is also available. I prefer to strap it across my back for a more dramatic stance (not really, but that would be soooo cool). Another necessary and sharp implement is a good pair of pruners. Felco is my
ROSEMARY THYMES | 15
brand of choice. With 29 different styles and configurations offered, there is something for everyone. Shears that fit the right hand, the left hand, big hands, little hands or a combination of such hands. Pruners designed to cut and hold flowers. Clippers with handles that swivel for maneuverability. Even a pair that disinfects as you cut. The pair I use is for small hands and is #3 in the photo below. Consider that the moveable parts are replaceable, and you have the perfect pruner. Joyce Chen’s are also part of my sharp gadget collection. It is not a tiny person but a pair of scissors that are perfect for clipping herbs for dinner, snipping flowers for filling vases, or cutting twine for tying up tomatoes. Short for Joyce Chen Unlimited Scissors, mine live by the back door. They are small but sturdy. This pair has been with me for at least ten years, and they are still ever ready to work.
Now add a rugged trug to the list. It is not a sharp tool of death as are the items catalogued above but a handy flexible container with handles. In my yard, it is used for collecting and toting garden debris that I have just hacked to pieces using my sharp tools of death. Also, I use it to hold compost or for mixing compost and soil. It even collects rainwater for the Prima Donna potted plants that think they are too good for water from the hose. Even though mine is about the shape and size of a bushel basket and a very boring black, they can be found in several sizes and colors. On the apparel side of necessities is a good sun hat. Unless you garden at midnight by the light of the moon (which could be fun), find one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays with a UPF of 50+ and has a brim width of at least four inches. There are so many styles and colors available that fit the above criteria. So, go ahead and
make a good impression while protecting your ears and nose from the sun. Last in the lineup is a good tote to organize your garden stuff. There are so many to choose from. I have seen everything from plastic cleaning supply caddies transformed into garden organizers, to canvas bags in stylish fabrics to match your outdoor attire. If it collects and organizes your tools in one place, then the job is done. All of the above items can easily be found online. However, all of my tools were purchased at my local arboretum and family-owned garden nursery. Check your nearby garden centers, arboretum and/or botanic garden gift shops before ordering off the internet. The past year and a half has been difficult for many small businesses, so let’s support our local trades.
Garden Must Haves 1. Trug 2. Garden Tote 3. Felco Pruners
4. Joyce Chen Scissors
5. EZ Digger 6. Hori Hori Knife 7. Sun Hat (modeled by Mr. Rabbit)
6 1 7
ROSEMARY THYMES | 16
Around Town Memorial Day Celebration
Photos by Jimmy Farr
ROSEMARY THYMES | 17
Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration Photos by Jimmy Farr
Cork & Barrel July Grand Opening Cork & Barrel celebrated their July opening with a tasting from Lando Family Wines, of Russian River Valley, CA. Many from our community attended the store’s first social in support of the Rosemary Beach Foundation and this new business.
Jennifer Lando, Malayne DeMars, George Barnes & Sam Londo
Sam Lando, Tom Kramer & Mary Zahner
ROSEMARY THYMES | 19
The Inlet Beach Underpass Introduces a New Civic Space to the East End of Scenic Highway 30A
by Anne Hunter
ur local landscape began a transformation for the better almost one decade ago when Leigh Moore, Executive Director for the non-profit Scenic Walton, stepped up to spearhead a team of local entrepreneurs, led by John Freer, owner of Pescado Seafood Grill and Rooftop Bar in Rosemary Beach, who had long imagined a safe future for the cyclists and pedestrians that would traverse Highway 98 to venture to-andfrom the eastern most entry point of Scenic Highway 30A.
Under Moore’s leadership, the efforts of Freer and his team of like-minded business owners would coalesce into a celebration on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the official groundbreaking of the $5.6 million U.S. Highway 98 pedestrian underpass at Inlet Beach. The Inlet Beach Pedestrian Underpass groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by the supporters, administrators and financiers of the project, including Scenic Walton, Visit South Walton, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), The Donut Hole, Shades Bar & Grill and 30Avenue. The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2022.
In addition to the underpass, the project will add a new U.S. 98 eastbound right turn lane for access to C.R. 30A southbound. The 8-foot tall, 12-foot wide and 136-foot long underpass will be built beneath U.S. 98 with safe-way lighting and additional lighted access points at the northeast and southeast corners of the U.S. 98/C.R. 30A intersections. Construction will include stairs and Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps, along with enhanced pedestrian crosswalks, sidewalks and landscaped medians. The underpass will also serve as a civic art space. “John Freer, Brian Corr, and Brent Chandler perceived the need years ago and more recently Senator Gainer,
Map obtained from nwflroads.com
ROSEMARY THYMES | 20
Representative Drake and Commissioners Tony Andersen and Bill Chapman Chapman played a critical role in getting county and FDOT funding,” Moore said. For John Freer, the idea grew out of his concern for public safety. “This is a project that I originally spearheaded for the eastern corridor because I felt that it was unsafe. I started inquiring about support from the county and other business owners and within two days, Leigh Moore caught wind,” he said. “We met and amped it up.” Freer believes the project would not have come to fruition without the support of Scenic Walton’s executive director and board of directors. “Leigh is a community leader who took it from one level to the next with the County and the FDOT. After many meetings over the past eight years, we were finally able to get the underpass approved with funding,” Freer explained.
Pedestrian Underpass, Aerial View
The Cultural Arts Alliance, through its Art in Public Space Program, will place the finishing touches on the underground connector by commissioning public art for display at the site. Heralding the universal dangers of pedestrians crossing busy intersections, Moore explained that there is an added value to the allure of art, “It can save lives.” In order to transform the underpass into an aesthetically pleasing safety infrastructure, Scenic Walton and the
CAA teamed up to transform the tunnel into a civic space, “It’s about bringing beauty into the experience of getting from point A to point B,” Moore said. The alliance between the two organizations will support the continuation of existing and developing public art projects located in the adjacent communities, including the CAA’s Monarch Art Trail along South Watersound Parkway, the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition, Alys Beach’s permanent sculpture collection, and future public art installations at Watersound Origins. Jennifer Steele, Executive Director for the CAA aims to make the arts accessible to all. “Our leadership’s forward thinking plan for connectivity aims to inspire drivers to park their vehicles and take to the underpass path on foot, bicycle or wheelchair in order to traverse the north and south side villages,” Steele said. By enhancing the practical design with art, the team hopes that the below ground artery will become an arts destination. “We have had success with the Underwater Museum of Art and I have been seeking a project that could
ROSEMARY THYMES | 21
Pedestrian Underpass, Ground Level View
be accessible to everyone. The timing was right and at Leigh’s invitation, I attended a couple of meetings with the Florida Department of Transportation and business owners who were contributing to the project and everyone was excited about incorporating art.” The underpass sculptures and murals will unify the Rosemary Beach sculpture exhibition with the eastern coordinator of 30A. “Our goal is to have two murals and two permanent sculptures, featuring one at each entrance,” says Steele of their plans to elevate the underpass into a civic space. “It’s still conceptual, but we hope that artists will work with Walton County students to implement the mural.” The $5.6 million budget does
not include public art programming. All of the funds will be raised through private funding and government grants from organizations like the National Endowment for the Arts. The Cultural Arts Alliance is currently applying for government grants and will soon begin a formal local fundraising campaign. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Inlet Beach Underpass, visit nwflroads. com/projects/443360-1.
3OA Cookies & Cream 30AVENUE AT INLET BEACH
ice cream • cookies • cookie & ice cream cakes • milk shakes Order custom Cookie Cakes or Ice Cream Cakes – pickup or delivery! 850-909-0405 | 30acookiesandicecream.com Rosemary Beach
30A Only a 3 minute bike ride or a 5 minute walk from Rosemary Beach!
#ICECREAMTOSS COMING SOON TO PUBLIX PLAZA AT WATERCOLOR CROSSING IN SEAGROVE!
ARTFULLY UNITING EXTRAORDINARY HOMES WITH EXTRAORDINARY LIVES.
ST E L L A R ’S N EW LO C ATI O N :
9 9 6 1 Ea st Co u nt y Hw y 3 0 A S u i te 7 B S EACR EST BEACH, F L 8 5 0 .2 3 1 .1 7 2 0
We believe everyone deserves the extraordinary. Mary Alice Johnson & Marsha Burke
MARY ALICE JOHNSON
...come bike with us
12805 US Highway 98 East | Suite D201 | Inlet Beach, Florida 32461 Information presented is subject to errors, omissions, changes, or withdrawals without notice Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty Logo are service marks licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and used with permission. Destin Real Estate Company fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Qwned and Operated.
GIGI’ S FA B U LOU S KI DS’ FA S H I O NS & TOYS 6 2 M A IN STR E E T RO S E M A RY BEAC H
ROSEMARY THYMES | 23
CRAZE HITS 30A by M. Gretchen Harris Craft breweries have quickly become the popular new gathering spots. We have several across the panhandle and a few right here in 30A. To be considered a craft or a micro-brew, the brewery must sell under six million barrels per year, and there are some other key differences between micro-brews, or craft beers, from traditional mass-produced beers. These crafted beers began as home-brews that became wildly popular, leading to small productions of distinctly different beverages. Although craft beer is generally made with traditional ingredients; non-traditional ingredients are added for the distinctiveness in flavors, and experimentation is a key component. The flavors can be heavy and bitter, or light and citrusy and everything in between. Mass produced beer is typically made from cheaper ingredients in order to reduce the price of the final product, while craft beer is made with specific, hand selected premium ingredients and is only produced in smaller batches by master brewers who brew more for their love of beer than profit. This leads to why these beers often are more expensive. The craft beer breweries have more refined recipes with a lot of extra taste, giving them room for extra alcohol percentages, up to 13 percent
in some brews. The most popular seem to be Indian Pale Ales (IPAs), which are my personal favorite. The main ingredient in IPAs is hops, which is a crop harvested only once a year. A visit to the History Class Brewing Company, cofounded by Allan Branch and Tim Whaler, is well worth a day trip to downtown Panama City. History Class is a brewery that also serves great food. Dan Magner, the manager and smoked meat master said, “Please, don’t call us a bar or restaurant—
ROSEMARY THYMES | 24
HISTORY CLASS BREWING COMPANY 6 East 4th St. Panama City
historyclass.beer Monday–Tuesday CLOSED FOR BREWING Wednesday. . 4 pm–10 pm Thursday. . . . . 4 pm–10 pm Friday. . . . . . . . 2 pm–10 pm Saturday. . . . 11 am–10 pm Sunday. . . . . . . 11 am–8 pm
it’s a brewpub or brewery.” I found this to be a common trend in the craft beer industry, all preferring to be called a brewery or brewpub rather than a bar or restaurant. Their selection of beer changes, as they are always experimenting with new tastes. The staff is knowledgeable and can recommend selections based on your specific taste. The best way to start is with a flight, which is a selection of different beers in smaller doses. You can choose the ones you want to try and much like wine tasting, it’s fun to taste
the different flavors to see what your palate best enjoys. While visiting the History Class, I tried the Strong Boy beer; it’s my new favorite. While talking with a couple at the bar, I learned they visit from Maryland often and History Class is one of their favorite spots. They like the variety of craft brews and the chance to always try something different. The beers are tasty, the food is delicious and the staff create a welcoming and fun atmosphere. Their slogan is “pouring love,” and they are open Wednesday through
Sunday. Monday and Tuesdays are the brew days. They often have live music and are a family-friendly establishment. Salty Oak Brewing Company is nestled in St. Andrews by the bay in Panama City, and like most craft brewers, they started with home brews. Chris Dingler says, “we started as a home brew store before the hurricane, and that’s still part of the business model.” Chris co-owns the brewery with his wife, Erin and Greg Alley. Their beers are also constantly changing, since experimentation is the main draw to this craft. A flight is
SALTY OAK BREWING COMPANY 2337C Saint Andrew’s Blvd. Panama City
Wednesday. . . 4 pm–9 pm
Friday. . . . . . . . . 4 pm–10 pm
Monday–Tuesday CLOSED FOR BREWING
Saturday. . . . . 12 pm–10 pm
Thursday. . . . . . 4 pm–9 pm
Sunday. . . . . . . . 12 pm–6 pm
probably the best way to go here as well. While they don’t serve food, they do bring in food trucks, have live music and are family-friendly. They are also closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for brewing. The two breweries mentioned above are fairly new, and while they are quickly gaining a following, the more wellknown brewery in the area is the Grayton Beer Company. Founded in 2011 in Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beer Company is a family-owned brewery with an emphasis on sourcing
ROSEMARY THYMES | 25
GRAYTON BREWERY TAPROOM 217 Serenoa Rd. Santa Rosa Beach graytonbrew.com Saturday. . . . . 12 pm–5 pm
GRAYTON BEER BREWPUB
170 East Co. Hwy. 30A Grayton Beach Every Day. . . 11 am–10 pm
the finest ingredients and crafting beers of character for a Gulf Coast state of mind. They make one of my favorite beers, the 30A Blonde, which can now be found in local grocery stores and is distributed throughout the Florida Panhandle and five other states. They have two locations in Santa Rosa—the taproom at the brewery and the brewpub. Most of their beers are made at the Brewery Taproom which one can visit on Saturdays from noon until 5 pm. Their production
is based in a 30,000 squarefoot, state-of-the-art production facility. Recent standouts include the Franklin County Oyster Stout and Pearl & Stave, available only at the taproom and pub. Another recent hit is Big Talk Tropical IPA, a 4.5 percent abv with fruity aromatics and very little hop bitterness. I visited the Brewpub, just up the road from the taproom, which is open from 11 am until 10 pm seven days a week. They brew some smaller batches at the pub and have them all available with some amazing eats along with wine and craft
cocktails. The atmosphere feels casual, sophisticated and in line with their slogan, “slow down, you’re here.” Plans are also in the works for a state-ofthe-art Grayton Beer Company brewery and brewpub in Destin. While visiting the area, I learned about another brewery here in Santa Rosa, Idyll Hounds Brewing Company, founded in 2013 by Frasier Hansen and Shawn Sherman. Their catchy slogan is “beach. beer. repeat.” I didn’t visit this one, but I did stop in the Growler Garage on 30A. They don’t brew, but they serve craft beers from all over Florida. A couple of choices in my flight here were from Idyll Hounds. I tried the Fisherman’s Joust and the Divide and Coch’r,
both IPAs. The Divide and Conch’r was a big hit. If you find a favorite here, you can take some home with you in jugs called growlers or get a cup to go and walk around. All the breweries also have cans or bottles for purchase as well. I highly recommend a visit to one (or all) of these breweries. Order a flight, relax and enjoy delicious beer and interesting conversation, usually about beer.
IDYLL HOUNDS BREWING COMPANY 845 Serenoa Rd. Santa Rosa Beach Idyllhoundsbrewing company.com
Wednesday. . . 11 am–7 pm
Monday. . . . . . . 11 am–6 pm
Saturday. . . . . . 12 pm–9 pm
Tuesday. . . . . . . 11 am–8 pm
Sunday. . . . . . . . 12 pm–6 pm
Thursday. . . . . . 11 am–7 pm Friday. . . . . . . . . 11 am–9 pm
ROSEMARY THYMES | 26
Photo by Jimmy Farr
Matthew Duffy’s sculpture Low Poly Open Heart, included in the 2019-20 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition. Matthew returns to the Sculpture Exhibition this year along with 13 other sculptors.
Shaping our Future The Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition by Heidi Travis
he third biennial Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition is back, gracing the streets and parks of Rosemary Beach with a splendid array of public art. The exhibition will run from September 4, 2021 through September 5, 2022 and will once again showcase an environmental theme. This year’s theme is Caring About Tomorrow: Exploring
Environmental Interdependence Through Public Art and each artist’s submission will reflect that. The sculptures will be installed outdoors throughout the town for the public to view at their own leisure, free of charge. Previous exhibitions have been a roaring success and some of the artists return each year to lend their talents. One such artist is
Mr. Charles Pilkey. His sculpture, Extinction Blues, a piece about the perilous imbalance rapid technological advances can create in the natural world, will be among those proudly displayed this year. We had the pleasure of speaking with him about his work and he had much to share with us.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 27
Q&A with Charles Pilkey How long have you been a sculptor/artist?
I was born a sculptor, hammer in hand like John Henry… ready to rumble. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Do you work in any other medium or is sculpture your personal preference? I also do painting, prints, drawing, ceramics, digital art and writing. I recently published two environmental science books: Lessons from the Sand and The Magic Dolphin.
What draws you to sculpting?
I like the hard physicality of making sculpture. It’s a kind of dance really, a repetition of bodily movements through time and space. When the day is done I’m sweat-drenched, foul smelling and grimy, resembling a character from The Walking Dead. But my spirit is pure as new fallen snow.
How did you first get involved in this exhibition and what keeps you coming back?
I was invited to install a work for Rosemary Beach’s first sculpture show. I love the enthusiasm shown by the town for the arts. Outdoor sculpture shows like this one introduce people to contemporary art while also supporting the artists.
How long did it take you to complete this sculpture?
That’s hard to say. I do a dozen projects simultaneously, sometimes years later amending a “finished” work. I thought Extinction Blues was completed in 2020, but this year I added more figures.
Is it a huge investment/expense to create a piece of this sort?
Total cost for this work was around $3,000.
Why is steel and bronze the right material for this work?
Steel cuts costs. The same work entirely in bronze would be 10 times more expensive.
In your comments, you mentioned that this piece was about the consequences of technological advances on our natural world. Could you speak a little to that—why this topic, in particular, is important or close to you? We live in a time of burgeoning technology where cities, machines and farms are steadily replacing nature. Most of us are so enamored of our mechanical and digital marvels, so removed from the natural world we fail to
notice a crumbling biosphere. I worry about the kind of world my son will inherit.
Can you tell us about your creative process making this piece?
I no longer consciously think about process. The sculpture makes itself. Beginning with a rough idea I improvise like a jazz musician until the sculptural “notes” delight and surprise. The dullest way to make art is to mechanically replicate a preliminary sketch. I can’t work that way.
I think it’s very clever the way the structure and construction of your piece enact the theme. What caught my eye was how its shape seems to parallel stretches of time in natural history and then when human beings are introduced, things start to look precariously off balance. Can you detail what each of these segments of your piece represents?
The extinction rate today is perhaps 100 times the normal background rate—all because of humans. Extinction Blues is about the loss of biodiversity following the rise of civilization. The animals represent extinct or endangered species. At the top are people engaged in urban activities, unaware that their city was built on the bones of a dead ecosystem. Only a blues guitarist singing a lamentation for a dying Earth grasps the situation. The sculpture’s asymmetry was initially designed to counter the verticality of the work. Only later did I see it as a metaphor for an unbalanced civilization.
Are you environmentally conscious in general? What is it about this theme in particular that struck a chord with you? What are your chief concerns with regards to that?
My environmentalism grew from within by seeing my reflection in the eyes of the animals I butchered on the family farm. I began to recognize animals as sentient beings and all life (human
Charles Pilkey MINT HILL, NC Painted steel & bronze 9' x 2' x 2' | $7,000
“We live in an age of burgeoning technology yet rarely consider the environmental and social costs of such rapid development. The [sculpture is] intended to encourage people to ponder the possible impacts, both negative and positive, of new technologies…. Extinction Blues is about the mass extinctions spawned by the rise of civilization.
or otherwise) as sacred. Eventually I became a vegetarian, read Thoreau, Arne Naess and others whose ideas affirmed intellectually what I’d already intuited. To end the war on nature we must expand our ethics to include earth’s non-human citizens. It starts with compassion.
What role do you think art plays in the broader scheme? What role does art play in the grand socio-political/ environmental conversation? As I see it, art’s role in sparking political change is to inform and inspire while being a part of a larger social movement… another log tossed on the flames of rebellion.
Is there anything else at all you’d like our readers to know about you, art, this project or the future?
Rising seas, ocean acidification, dying coral, wildfires, climate refugees, deforestation, melting permafrost, deadly floods, invasive species, killer heat waves, intensifying storms, vanishing wildlife, the excesses of capitalism… It’s not too late to corral the monsters we’ve unleashed. Educate yourself. Become an activist. Elect science-literate leaders. Do something. Anything… even a small thing is better than nothing.
To view more of Charles Pilkey’s work, visit technozoicdreams.com.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 28
Robert Coon VERO BEACH, FL
Lee Bell SARASOTA, FL
Mixed media, recycled media, steel, compounded cement 82" x 42" x 14" | $9,000 “The paradox in the work that the up cycled material is commonly disposed of in ways that affects the very creatures I am creating is important to me. One artistic goal is for my work to speak, draw attention to the used of recycled materials (that are intentionally not obvious) and to the importance of preserving our eco systems.”
Fabricated and painted aluminum 127" x 24" x 22" | $28,000 “This title references the approach and connecting of objects such as the International Space Station and spacecraft that bring people and/or cargo to resupply the station. It specifically refers to the mechanism that ‘locks’ the two objects together. Physically the sculpture locks two inherently different shapes into a three-dimensional totality. One shape is an obvious geometric solid. The other is a rather amorphic and organic shape, separate parts that work into the segment that is its main volume. This is not unlike a ‘Portuguese man of war’ or other aquatic form that has tentacles trailing from a central volume. These elements are in balance, one with the other and definitely mutually interdependent.”
Faces of the Discarded Frank Ledbetter THEODORE, AL
Aluminum, recycled outboard boat motors & parts 9' x 3' x 3' | $125,000
“Faces of the Discarded is about recycling things that have for one reason or another served their original purpose and have been discarded. These can end up in landfills, piled somewhere creating an eyesore, and in some cases could even be recycled…. By using these discarded pieces to create art, not only are you avoiding the above, but bringing life to something that was otherwise seen as no longer having a purpose and now can be appreciated and enjoyed for years to come. As an artist it gives me a good feeling to know that through creating this type of art using discarded pieces, I can express myself and help protect the environment at the same time.”
Welded Laser-Cut Stainless Steel, Enamel 5.5' x 8' x 18" | $22,000 “Sunrise/Sunset (Sawblade) is about the industrial potential of solar energy without the use of fossil fuels.”
Kristen Kainz BELGRADE, MT
Found object Butterfly for the Rosemary Beach Butterfly Garden | 3.5' X 4', mounted on 5' pole
“I like the idea of using household items to create an intricate beautiful giant butterfly. In using these materials, we can end up seeing our man-made creations crafted to depict one of the universe’s most amazing and endangered creations, this makes the sculpture beautiful as well as thought-provoking.”
Image is representative of the sculpture that will be created for the RBSE.
Judith Greavu BLUFFTON, OH
Bronze & fused glass 7' x 3' x 8" | $14,000 “All of my work begins with my immersion in the natural world and my desire to honor the visual textures and movements of nature. Much of the work has focused on water and the creatures that depend on that water…. The Florida Springs series of sculptures reference the freshwater springs that emerge from Florida’s underground aquifer. These springs are threatened by the increase of water drawn from the aquifer and by pollutants that leach into the aquifers. The glass references the water of the springs and the bronze the environment surrounding the springs.”
ROSEMARY THYMES | 29
The Time Is Now
Jennifer Levine TUCSON, AZ Ceramic mosaic in steel frame 72" x 42" x 2" | $20,000 “All across the country, all around the world there has never been a more important time to act for the planet. This is the most important issue of our time…. The Time is Now [is] my desire to show the urgency we face in this moment. This work is my call to action for all humanity.”
Mike & Jackie Herr TREMONT, IL Steel | 70" x 37" x 34" | $2,300
“Opportunity’s Chains represents environmental interdependence as everything on this planet from the tiniest insect, to plants, to ecosystems, to animals and humans are all linked to one another and are all dependent on each other for the health and future of Earth. We as humans have the unique and awesome responsibility to ensure the survival and health for future generations and species; unfortunately, we have wasted many opportunities to act upon taking care of our planet. Instead, we have been chained down by the ever-increasing politics of climate change and succumbed to the idea of putting money and our own needs ahead of the planet. Opportunity’s Chains represents trying to rise up and take advantage of opportunities to help our planet but being weighed down by the chains of carbon emissions.”
Lorenzo Mills NAPA, CA Steel, polyester resin, metalcoat ceramic 50" x 36" x 36" | $5,500
“When I began this work in 2017, the anticipated sea level rise by 2050 was estimated in inches. Currently, some measures project a rise in feet and I can barely keep up with the changing projections. I think the metaphorical reference of ‘Up to our necks by 2050’ is straightforward enough to not need elaboration.”
Holds Water: Kneeling Rock for Standing Rock Kimmerjae Macarus LAFAYETTE, CO
Colorado Gneiss | 40" x 22" x 24" | $11,200 “This piece was made in a state of deep listening, and as a prayer for our collective listening to the land; to our own hearts; to one another; to the wisdom kept by cultures connected to the Field of Being, the Field of Love…. During the time I was working [on the sculpture], the intense drama at Standing Rock in North Dakota was unfolding with the Water Protectors. The courage of the Native Americans and their allies, and the brutal and shortsighted commitments of the pipeline enthusiasts moved me very deeply. At a certain point the epiphany came that this stone was part of the voice of the Earth coming up just then, showing the good way to care for water: with great tenderness, deep appreciation and also great strength. Any proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated toward Native American efforts to protect water and land from harmful developments.”
ROSEMARY THYMES | 30
Highlights of the 2021–22 Exhibition
Bethel white granite, glass, stainless steel 11' x 5' x 4' | $50,000
Forty-one artists from 25 states, Washington, D.C. and Spain submitted a total of 80 sculptures to the juried exhibition. Fourteen sculptures were selected for inclusion.
Antoinette Schultze ELIOT, ME
“Summit is like a giant present announcing to the world my reverence for and conveying the wonder, beauty, and dignity of our earth. The coupling of the glass with stone… creates a marriage of strength and frailty, much like I see in the nature of all things.”
Thai Nguyen ST. LOUIS, MO Aluminum, steel, powder coating 89" x 31" x 31" “As one breathes in fresh air the cycle of life continues our existence. While the air is filtered by flora from the earth’s forests, our human presence has proven to exhaust the delicate ecosystem with added contaminants and pollutants, giving stress to this valuable resource. We may not see the air we breathe, recalling the old adage ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind’ giving way to harmful and dangerous practices challenging the beings in our environment. Breath reinstates our deep connectivity and reliance to these valuable resources—trees. The food we rely [on] for nourishment comes from what the earth yields to us. Without a healthy ecosystem, our survival will be jeopardized along with many other animals that rely on clean water to drink, vegetation and meat to eat. If the planet and its inhabitants are to survive, humans must do our part to save our delicate natural resources. Breath [is] a reminder of our co-existence with nature connected and dependent on each other. A leaf is the principal lateral appendage of the vascular plant system, usually borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis. The main and secondary veins depicted in the leaf reflect the main and secondary passage ways found in our lungs. Inhale, exhale the process essential to life.”
Out All Night
Paul Saviskas INVERNESS, FL Multi-type stainless steel 58" x 54" x 44" | $40,000 “Mankind must not forget its roots of existence with nature around us…. The logging industry with unlimited political connections must still use common basic replanting plans. Yes, we need the wood, but we also need the owls and other forest dwellers in the pyramid of ‘Mother Nature’s Balance for Survival.’ The owlets peeking out of the nest, the mother anxiously waiting and the arrival of the father, talons empty. Such is life in nature as well as our lives. A vast array of situations could cause the temporary food delay, but persistence will triumph. Humans are finally getting that the planet needs our help. I truly believe with that same persistence, locally or globally, individually or groups, we will also triumph.”
DATE: The Exhibition opens on Labor Day Weekend, September 4, 2021 and closes September 5, 2022. THEME: Theme for the exhibition this year is Caring About Tomorrow: Exploring Environmental Interdependence Through Public Art. Each one of the fourteen sculptures selected for the Exhibition addresses the theme in various ways. The array of originality in the sculptures ensures that viewers will find those that touch their sensibilities around this subject. Some are quite provocative, while others more formally or subtly address environmental threats to the future of all living things, including humankind. Taken as a whole, the Exhibition offers wisdom and inspiration for the creation of a more sustainable world for generations to come. Throughout history, it is the artists who hold up the mirror to our humanity and reflect the world not only as it is, but as it could be. Amid this past year of revelation and reevaluation of the state of our world, we look to the tender and concerned hands of the sculptor for expressions of hope for tomorrow. EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING: Events surrounding the opening of the Exhibition on Labor Day weekend include a Patrons Party, Artist Panel Discussion, and an Artists, Owners and Donors Only Opening Party. Other programming includes educational curriculum development for K-12, collegiate, and adult education classes, leisure group tours, and children’s activity tours. We invite you to follow us on Facebook @rosemarybeachsculpture for updates and information on our events and programming. EXHIBITION CATALOGUE AND AUDIO TOUR: A free printed Exhibition catalogue with a site map will be available to guide visitors through the RBSE. An audio tour narrated by the artists themselves will be also be available through the free ‘Otocast’ smartphone app. With catalogue and smartphone in hand, visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of the sculpture trail at their own pace. The free ‘Otocast’ app is available for download via Apple’s App Store or Google Play. SCULPTURE EXHIBITION COMMITTEE: Five members serve on the Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition Committee that plans and implements the Exhibition. They are, Project Director Tom Kramer, Alisa Ghazvini, Linda Gifford, Marsha Aldridge King and Ron Strickland. Backed by the Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association (POA), the POA staff and numerous volunteers work with the committee to help mount the Exhibition.
Please join us for the
Run for the Rosemary 5K Fun Run & Walk
To celebrate our 26th year as a town, Rosemary Beach will be hosting a 5K walk & run, offering a beautiful route that highlights our many parks, gardens and uniquely gorgeous homes. We hope to share with owners and guests alike the beauty of the place we call home.
Saturday, October 9 | 7 AM 200 W Water St Rosemary Beach, FL 32461 Registration Fee: $35 Prizes for the top three male and female finishers! For registration, race information and updates, visit: runsignup.com/Race/FL/RosemaryBeach/RunfortheRosemary5k
Interested in volunteering or donating? Please email email@example.com
ROSEMARY THYMES | 32
Calendar of Events photo by Rosemary Beach home owner, Kristie Nutt
Merchant Events MONSTROUS HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 30 2 pm to 5 pm Town Center Come out to the Monstrous Halloween Celebration in Rosemary Beach. Town Center trick-or-treating will take place all day. Bring the little ghosts and goblins for trick-or-treating throughout businesses and shops. Enjoy Pumpkin painting, carving, games, prizes and more!
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, November 26 6 pm South Barrett Sq. Don’t miss the excitement as we “turn on the town!” Enjoy musical performances and see Santa’s big arrival and the lighting of the tree. Then enjoy a carriage ride throughout town!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, November 27 8 am to 11 am Town Hall Bring the kids to Santa’s Workshop for a magical morning filled with delight! Admission includes a boxed breakfast, a professional color photo with Santa and a special goodie bag from Gigi’s!
Foundation Events ROSEMARY BEACH UNLEASHED Sunday, November 21
Family Friendly Festival and Westminster-style dog show. Pet Parade (costumes encouraged), Dog Contests and more! Your dog could be on the poster! Info at rosemarybeachunleashed.com.
Photo © David Schrichte
ri , Flo side
Featured 30A Local Golf Columnist
TOM’S GOLF TIP When putting maintain the angle in the back of the right wrist.
ay ge W d i r al B
own sh T
an . Sp 12 S
Broker Associate | c 850.225.4674 o 850.633.4876 firstname.lastname@example.org | tom.scenicsir.com
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 34
puffer fish. It was so cute. The most exciting thing they did though, was to visit one of the largest sea turtle preserves. They saw a HUGE sea turtle come to the beach to lay her eggs. It was so amazing. ll it... kids li ke to te News th e way d, ly true an of all goo d, most ri ng. y ea rth shatte co urse, tota ll LIZZI by CH RI STIA PA
Huckleberry became a big brother (again) and Edie debuted as a big sister in June when their tiny brother Oakes Graham was born. Edie loves to take care of him and Huck can’t wait to teach him cool things about nature. Huck also learned how to golf with his dad. He started with puttputt and has graduated. He has his own set of clubs, and he will keep them for a while until he gets too big and pass them on to Edie and then baby OG. Bruiser started his 6th season of football with the Freeport Bulldogs. His mama is so excited to cheer him on again! Ms. Rita of Gigi’s fame was able to see some of ‘her’ kids play in a baseball tournament. She’s watched these babies grow up. She saw Stephen Michael, Saylor and Stetson at the 2021 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball in Panama City Beach. They said that Rita was the good luck charm and brought the mojo. They went undefeated and won the whole tournament.
Stephen Michael had an in the park home run! Maggie Lee was named cheer captain at her middle school! This is her fourth year cheering and she is excited to be the captain!
Charlee at Disney World
Charlee, Beckham and Bravery went to DisneyWorld to celebrate Charlee turning 8! They had so much fun and were able to see so many characters! Daisy added a couple of exotic members to her pack. Two female sugar gliders named Gretchen Weiners and Regina George. They’re so cute. Gretchen sleeps in a banana. They take a while to warm up but Daisy is definitely her favorite person in the house.
Hayden + Charlie
Hayden welcomed a new furry member to his pack! A tiny little maltese named Charlie. So cute and fluffy. He was very excited to meet Charlie! Gabby learned how to surf and caught her first wave! She used her friend Olivia’s boomer board. It felt good when she hit her first wave and she jumped off the board when the front of the board hit the wave. Izzy and Gabe both completed the Bay County Jr. Lifeguard program and learned so much! Izzy wants to learn how to surf now and feels super confident about her knowledge of rip currents. Gabe had so much fun with the relay races and eating the watermelon.
Gabe + Izzy at Lifeguard Camp
Mallory, Matilda and Penelope went on a weeklong trip to Melbourne, Florida. There they were able to rent a boat on the Indian River and saw manatees and dolphins! The girls also went fishing and Penelope caught a tiny
Ayden and Brayden came to the beach on their annual trip! It was so good to be back at the beach after taking 2020 off for Covid reasons. With their friends Julian, Gabriel, Owen and Emilia they went to the beach, went snorkeling, found millions of sand dollars, shells, rode on a double decker pontoon boat with slides, and ate so many popsicles. Kirie and Kieran have had a super exciting summer. Kirie got the lead in her theater group’s Frozen play where she absolutely SLAYED the performance. She also played Tiger Lily in their Peter Pan Jr camp. Such a fabulous actor and singer. They welcomed a new member to their pack as well. A standard poodle named Kauai. He is silver and so well behaved. Emilia was at the beach playing with her friends when she started to discover buried treasures. She found a pair of sunglasses worth $6, an essential oil bottle, and two bracelets. She also discovered that her friend’s older brother had lost his watch before he even noticed that it was missing. She saved up some money from cat sitting to buy a metal detector and hopes to find more treasures on the beach.
Penelope with a puffer fish
And now onto the lost teeth... Elisabeth wrapped dental floss around her tooth and a spacer. She tied it to a stuffy (a teddy bear) and threw it. Her tooth fell right out! She is going to set up a tooth fairy trap to try to catch her. It didn’t even hurt. Taylor (5) was eating breakfast, a strawberry poptart, his favorite. It fell out when he was eating and he thought it was part of the poptart. The tooth fairy came and brought a $20 bill Oliver (6) lost his first tooth and already has another loose one! He is so excited for the tooth fairy to come visit him since it came to visit his big brother very recently. Rett (6) from Oxford, MS lost 6 teeth. The last one was ‘weally wiggly.’ The tooth fairy came and gave him some money. He pulled his first tooth out, he was just watching television and just pulled it right out. Gabriel is starting his orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. He promises not to lose any retainers, or to throw them away and also promises that he will do a better job brushing.
ROSEMARY THYMES | 35
Autumn Word Search Find the 10 words in the puzzle that match the pictures!
ROSEMARY THYMES | 36
BY MATTHEW STOCK / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
Matthew Stock, who turns 25 this month, works for a matheducation nonprofit in East St. Louis, Ill. The idea for this puzzle came about in January, when he was on a long road trip and passed a Honda Odyssey. He reinterpreted the name as ‘‘Honda odyssey’’ (small ‘‘o’’), which aptly described what he was on. That bit of wordplay didn’t make it into this puzzle, but similar ones with other brand names did. This is Matthew’s sixth Times crossword, and his second Sunday. — W.S.
71 Member of a South Asian diaspora 72 Photo finish 75 Every last drop 76 Bank, often 78 Exams offered four times a year, for short 81 Grown-up pup 82 ‘‘I promise I won’t laugh,’’ often 83 Certain guiding principle 84 Texas instruments? 87 Meadow grass with brushlike spikes 90 Fermented Baltic drink 91 ‘‘Ugh, gross’’ 92 Stag’s date? 93 Doc treating sinus infections 94 X, in linear functions 95 Dolphins’ div. 97 Like many a company softball game 99 ‘‘That stinks!’’ 100 Subj. devoting extra time to idioms 102 ____ milk 103 Band aid? 107 Truce 109 Litter-box emanation 113 Efflux 114 Old navy? 117 Like many a grillmaster 118 Supermodel Kate 119 Headache helper 120 Took a little look 121 [Hey, over here!] 122 Rough patch
DOWN 1 Standing on 2 Texter’s ‘‘Hilarious!’’ 3 Soy something 4 Ones working block by block? 5 Hoodwink 6 Drift apart 7 Certain Ivy Leaguers 8 Pac-12 school, informally 9 Qualification shorthand 10 ‘‘Ple-e-e-ease?’’
ACROSS 1 A is one 8 Ozone-harming compounds, for short 12 Actor Guy 18 ‘‘How awesome!’’ 19 Play with, as a cat might a toy mouse 20 Naysayers 21 Five guys? 23 It might have desks and drawers 24 Shade of purple 25 Those: Sp. 26 Green giant? 28 Ambulance driver, for short 30 Finished first 32 ‘‘____-ching!’’ 33 Just 34 Like basalt and obsidian 37 Something sent on a Listserv 40 Police broadcast, for short 41 ‘‘Special Agent ____’’ (animated Disney show about a bear) 42 Main character in Larry McMurtry’s ‘‘Lonesome Dove’’ 43 Apt name for a Christmas caroler? 44 ____ Clarendon, first openly transgender W.N.B.A. player 48 Jolly rancher? 51 Hole 52 Diagnosis characterized by repetitive behavior, in brief 53 Focus of a marathon runner’s training 54 Grand opening? 55 Sides (with) 58 ____ school 59 Dessert with some assembly required 61 Grammy recipient Lisa 63 What pro bono lawyers waive 65 General mills? 69 The British 20-pence and 50-pence coins, geometrically
11 Help when writing a letter 12 Its national drink is the pisco sour 13 State of disorder 14 Some vacation rentals 15 Lube up again 16 Old pal 17 Actress ____ Creed-Miles 19 South American capital 20 Figures 22 Statements of will? 27 ‘‘The power of global trade’’ sloganeer 29 ____ Millions 31 Into crystals and auras, say 34 Its calendar began in A.D. 622 35 Inflated feeling of infallibility 36 Letters on a stamp 38 ____ B or ____ C of the Spice Girls 39 Actor Alan of ‘‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’’ 40 Binghamton Rumble Ponies or Birmingham Barons 41 ‘‘My b!’’ 43 Sign 44 Feudal lord
45 Plots of western films? 46 Brain-freeze cause, maybe 47 Does a summer job? 49 Warrant 50 Magic can be seen here 51 Relating to land, old-style 56 They can help you see or taste 57 Like the odds of finding a needle in a haystack 60 Airline based near Tel Aviv 62 Deserving of a timeout, say 64 Big spread 66 ‘‘No need to elaborate’’ 67 Like the Hmong language 68 ____ Ng, author of ‘‘Little Fires Everywhere’’ 69 12/24, e.g. 70 ____ Perlman, role for Timothée Chalamet in ‘‘Call Me by Your Name’’ 73 Means of divination 74 ‘‘What ____?’’ 77 Indicate availability, in a way 79 ‘‘Weekend, here I come!’’ 80 Side dish at a barbecue 85 Upsilon preceder
86 Producer of the world’s most widely read consumer catalog 88 Genre for One Direction 89 ‘‘. . . finished!’’ 90 Ties 94 Android alternative 95 Exclamation after a sigh 96 Teeny-tiny 97 Sporty wheels 98 Eccentric 99 Explorer Richard who made the first flight over the South Pole 101 Attempt to control the narrative, in a way 103 Lava, e.g. 104 Took to court 105 Omar of ‘‘Love & Basketball’’ 106 Rolls around while exercising? 108 Quick talk 110 What nyctophobia is the fear of 111 Slobbery cartoon character 112 ‘‘____ over’’ (words after letting off steam) 115 Often-contracted word 116 Tech sch. in Troy, N.Y.
Rosemary THYMES ™
Read past issues! BallingerPublishing.com
8 5 0 . 4 4 3 . 1 1 66
BEAUTY , HOME & G I FTS
FOOD & DRINK
1 Amavida Coffee & Tea
850.231.1077 | amavida.com
2 Charlie’s Café
850.231.1808 | curate30a.com
850.588.3050 | charliescaferosemary.square.site
29 Huck & Harlowe
M E RC H A N T S DI RE C T O RY
3 CK’s Feed & Supply
850.588.0908 | cowgirlkitchen.com/feed
850.848.9808 | huckandharlowe.com
4 Cork & Barrel
850.588-1558 | luminarylifestyle.com
31 Pish Posh Patchouli’s
850.399.4919 | 30acorkandbarrel.com
5 Cowgirl Kitchen
850.231.2005 | patchoulis.com
850.213.0058 | cowgirlkitchen.com
6 Edward’s Fine Food & Wine 850.231.0550 | edwards30a.com
7 Havana Beach Bar & Grill
850.399.4000 / kilwins.com/rosemarybeach
10 La Crema Tapas & Chocolate
11 Pescado Seafood Grill & Rooftop Bar
850.534.3004 | lacrematapas.com
850.213.4600 | rooftop30a.com
12 Playa Bowls
850.231.0091 | thehiddenlantern.com
36 Parish + Ex Voto
850.388.0110 | ashleygilbreath.com | exvotovintage.com
850.231.3746 | traceryinteriors.com
850.213.0521 | theskcafe.com
15 The Courtyard at Pescado
25 26 20 29
850.213.4600 | rooftop30a.com/the-courtyard
16 The Sugar Shak
850.231.3655 | thesugarshak.com
17 Coming Soon stay tuned for details
LOD G I NG
Tow Ha n ll
877.594.1791 | rosemarybeach.com
40 The Pearl
850.588.2881 | thepearlrb.com
41 The Rosemary Beach® Inn
844.865.5783 | therosemarybeachinn.com ary
REC REATI ON
42 Bamboo Bicycle Company
850.231.0770 | bamboobicyclecompany.com
43 Rosemary Beach® Racquet Club
18 Bombora Sun & Surf
850.278.2092 | bomborasunandsurf.com
850.278.2061 | rosemarybeach.com
21 Gigi’s Fabulous Kids’
850.213.3064 | fahertybrand.com
Fashions & Toys
SERV I C ES
44 30A Farms
850.588.4316 | disco30a.com
45 Regions Bank
850.213.2630 | regions.com
850.231.0110 | gigisfabkids.com
W Water Street
46 Rosemary Beach® Realty
850.278.2000 | rosemarybeachrealty.com
40 34 7 8
U SEF U L N U M B ER S
E Water Street
24 The 30A Store
850.605.3070 | 30agear.com
25 The Rosemary Beach
Collection and Kids Co.
850.231.6801 | vivospasalon.com
11 15 23
FA SH ION
38 Vivo Spa
39 Rosemary Beach® Cottage
South Barrett Square
14 Summer Kitchen Café
850.502.2786 | okolifestyle.com
35 The Hidden Lantern Bookstore
Scenic Highway 30A
850.534.0400 | restaurantparadis.com
34 Spa Pearl
850.460.9041 | thepearlrb.com
East Long Green
13 Restaurant Paradis
850.231.0081 | seacontemporary.com
West Long Green
22 Hissyfits Boutique
33 SEA Contemporary Art Space
North Barrett Square
33 35 1 24
850.588.2882 | thepearlrb.com
850.231.2410 | rbtradingcompany.com
2 19 30
850.588.2882 | thepearlrb.com
8 Havana Beach Rooftop Lounge
32 Rosemary Beach® Trading
850.213.3796 | shoprosemarybeach.com
26 Tidwell & Son
850.213.3806 | TidwellandSon.com
850.231.0433 | wearwillow.com
Beach Service 850.231.1860 Fitness Center 850.278.2200 Property Owners Association 850.231.1861 Post Office 850.231.1366 Security 850.699.3469
#rosemarybeach | rosemarybeach.com ROSEMARY BEACH is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC and is used with permission pursuant to a license from Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.
on the green
WHERE SHOPPING, FOOD AND FUN MEET WORK AND PLAY
HWY 98E Anchoring the East End of 30A
THIRTYAVENUE.COM FOR DETAILS
MODERN YOGA STYLE
CONTACT US: (850) 278-2000 www.RosemaryBeachRealty.com
44 SANDY SHORES COURT
VISIT US: 78 NORTH BARRETT SQUARE IN ROSEMARY BEACH®
13 SPANISH TOWN LANE
71 BRIDGETOWN AVENUE
$5,250,000 10 Bed | 10.5 Bath | 6,455 Sq Ft
$3,900,000 5 Bed | 5 Bath | 2,180 Sq Ft
$2,950,000 4 Bed | 4 Bath | 2,962 Sq Ft
37 N. GREEN TURTLE LANE
177 N. ZANDER WAY
28 N. CARTAGENA LANE
$3,600,000 4 Bed | 3.5+ Bath | 2,508 Sq Ft
$559,000 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 1,675 Sq Ft
$3,500,000 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 2,918 Sq Ft
PROVIDENCE RESIDENCE ONE | 7 BEDROOM, 7 1/2+ BATHROOM | 7,662 SQ FT OFFERED AT $7,485,000 Dedicated Covered Parking for Two (2) Vehicles | Luxury Appliance Package 2nd Floor Outdoor Living Area with Pool and Fireplace, with Room for an Outdoor Kitchen Private Residential Elevator | Rooftop Terrace with Expansive Gulf Views
ROSEMARY BEACH® is a registered trademark owned by Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC and is used with permission pursuant to a license from Rosemary Beach Holdings, LLC.