Rosemary Thymes, Fall 2019

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Rosemary THYMES FALL 2019


Pocket Parks Creative Designs for Intimate Spaces

Rosemary Beach Scavenger Hunt • 30A Farmer's Market • 30A 10K: Thanksgiving Fun & Run A Rosemary Beach POA Newspaper •

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23 6 Town Map

26 23 Rosemary Pocket Parks: Creative Designs for Intimate Spaces

8 From the POA 26 Fall Events 10 Rosemary Beach Foundation 28 Rosemary Beach Scavenger Hunt 12 Around Town 14 The Ancient Horticulturist: Right Place, Wrong Time

32 The New York Times crossword puzzle 34 Kid Bits

16 Homeowner Profile 35 Kid's Puzzle 18 30A 10K: Thanksgiving Run & Fun 21 30A Farmer's Market: A Rain or Shine Event


36 Calendar of events


38 Merchant directory


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Amenities Legend 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 II. Neighborhood Parks – 1. Abaco Park 2. Phase X Park 3. New Providence Park 4. Pergola Park 5. Hedgelong Park 6. Wiggle Park 7. Atticus Park 8. Triangle Park 9. East Kingston Park 10. West Kingston Park 11. Fountain 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 – covered and heated in off season 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


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From the POA

Welcome back to Rosemary Beach! The fall season is almost always a good time for longer walks on the beach, as the summer ends and we do some last-minute catching up with summertime friends, which might be one of the reasons why fall is also often a time of reflection. We hope you are enjoying a few quiet moments here now.

Since this town’s founding in 1995, dozens of seasons have passed, as dreams became reality, one project at a time. And, in thinking about all that has changed since the first buildings sprang up here among the low scrub and the evolving town plan, it is refreshing to know that we embraced so many progressive concepts from the start that are just now gaining mainstream acceptance across the United States. From generous porches and balconies facing the streets, neighborhood parks and pedestrian footpaths, and a return to locally-owned and operated restaurants and shops, our community’s pioneers sought solutions to community-building that would imbue Rosemary Beach with a timeless and family-friendly character that is today the hallmark of our town. Many of the more subtle design features such as the pervious street paving (in lieu of oversized, fenced retention ponds) and dark-sky lighting were also forward-thinking, and yet somehow manage to feel traditional at the same time.

As the magical place now known internationally as South Walton continues to be discovered by new generations and families, ongoing development both in and around our unique town will place unheralded pressures on us. We believe in taking a proactive role to ensure we are ready for these changes and that this town continues to prosper while maintaining the character that we all now know and love. In addition to receiving input at its regular meetings, the Board of Directors of the Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association (POA) also annually holds strategic planning sessions, Town Hall meetings, and conducts surveys of our property owners to review our mission, vision and values, to review our recent progress and performance, and to prepare for new challenges and opportunities ahead. The Board then works through several committees and the staff, to establish plans intended to drive the community’s long-time Vision forward into the coming years. Our Vision statement: The town of Rosemary Beach aspires to be the best family


beach community in the United States, driven by quality and excellence in everything it does. By preserving its architectural heritage, natural beauty and vibrant community spirit, Rosemary Beach will be a place that blends a tranquil residential area and active Town Center where residents, guests, and merchants live, work and play in harmony. We appreciate the contributions made over the years by an ever-increasing list of talented and committed people, among them many volunteers, who have left their mark on this town and the lives of those around them. In his 2007 book Rosemary Beach, Richard Sexton notes that “Town building and governing is, in fact, a continuous process that never truly reaches a point of conclusion to be followed by a period of static existence,” and he goes on to describe the many elements necessary to support full-time residents that had already by that time been established here. To Sexton’s point, one concept that has come up time and again during the Board’s strategic planning sessions, and during Town Hall meetings and surveys of our property owners, is that the most important task now facing the POA as an organization is that in order to achieve our Vision, we must actively focus on protecting, preserving and extending the many assets of this community. Governing a town as special as Rosemary Beach is often not easy, but

it is always worth the effort. If you don’t already have a copy of Sexton’s book, full of excellent photographs of the town, we do recommend dropping by the Hidden Lantern and picking one up. The book documents many of the interesting stories behind the first 10 years of the community’s existence, and it is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand the town’s design and successful development. We are also looking forward to the future, and some cooler weather! On that note, fall also brings with it plenty of regular events and activities for you to enjoy here in Rosemary Beach each week. For example, as is the new tradition, the 30A Farmers’ Market is held in our Town Center every Sunday from 9am to 1pm throughout the year, and it features many locally-grown and sourced items. Our goal with this market is to complement the offerings of the “brick and mortar” merchants, to make our Town Center a one-stop shopping experience to help get you through the coming week without having to venture far in traffic. We are very proud of both the long-established merchants as well as the newer ones – with the completion of two new buildings on Barrett Square in the past couple years, and another soon on the way, be sure to take a peek in all the new shops. And, we are very excited about the great programming that the Merchants Association has

in store for us later this year, such as the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Breakfast with Santa, at South Barrett Square and the Town Hall, respectively. Please check out the calendar in this issue for a detailed list and description of these and other upcoming special events. As a quarterly publication, we try to focus the Rosemary Thymes’ content on topics of longerterm interest to our owners, merchants and visitors. As a complement to that perspective, we also send monthly newsletters to the property owners that include updates on shorter-term issues and topics. The community’s websites, which is maintained by the Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association (POA), and, which is maintained by the Cottage Rental Company (CRC), are updated regularly with notices of interest to owners and visitors. The calendars on both websites are updated continuously and are available to all users. Take a moment to check out these online resources when you have a chance. Please drop us a line at POA@rosemarybeachfl. org and share your thoughts with the staff and the Board. We hope that you are enjoying the quieter part of the year, catching up with old friends and perhaps making some new ones!


Rosemary Beach Foundation

Laurie Hood and Jim Fowler on his farm in Georgia

Charitable Partner Spotlight

Alaqua Animal Refuge No Dream Too Big Laurie Hood founded Alaqua Animal Refuge, located in Freeport, Florida in 2007, after discovering that untold numbers of animals were being euthanized in a fivecounty area due to the lack of a no-kill shelter or adoption center of any kind in the region. Propelled to make a difference, she envisioned a refuge that would be different from traditional animal shelters: a place where happy animals of all shapes, sizes, and kinds would live in a pristine, healing environment and where people would find a peaceful place to adopt, volunteer, and visit. Since Alaqua’s humble beginnings, they have continually pushed the boundaries of animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy keeping their mission at the forefront: every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance at life, happiness, and most of all, love. Alaqua is a recognized leader on these issues around the U.S. as the Southeast’s premier no-kill 501(c)3 refuge and sanctuary. Initially

providing shelter to 38 animals, Alaqua has placed more than 15,000 animals into loving homes and environments. Today, Alaqua is undertaking a bold and daring endeavor to build a one-of-a-kind animal refuge and sanctuary on 100-acres of donated land – the first of its kind in the United States. Alaqua’s goal is to be a model for animal sanctuaries around the world, and a destination for animal welfare advocates as a place that will inspire, educate, and empower others to make change. Their new home will provide a safe shelter and caring environment to accommodate larger numbers of all types of animals in need of medical care and treatment (including wildlife in the future); to educate residents and visitors about the plight of abused, neglected, and homeless animals; and offer concrete steps as to what we as a society can do to help remedy these issues. Hood also wanted a sanctuary for wild animals that couldn’t be released back into their natural habitat due to injury. As fate would have it, she

soon met wildlife expert Jim Fowler, who served as co-host of Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins and was also the official wildlife correspondent for NBC’s The Today Show and The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Hood had the privilege of hearing Fowler speak about his passion and vision for all animals, and they soon became fast friends, and enjoyed visiting each other’s farms. Plans for the new refuge now include a “Fowler stamp of approval” sanctuary where injured wild animals can live out their lives in serenity, and where visitors can learn more about their species. Alaqua’s future home isn’t just for animals. During the practice of healing thousands of abandoned and abused animals, they realized that people could also be helped through the powerful effects that interactions with animals have on the human spirit and body. The new sanctuary will allow Alaqua to expand their scope of animal welfare services and programs, and be an inspiration for creating a kinder, more empathetic, and healthier society by healing animals and people. Recently, Alaqua announced its newest fundraising weekend, Animoré, a festival in celebration of and for the love of animals, to be held on October 18 and 19. The combination of two words, Animoré symbolizes “animals” and “amore,” which means love in Italian. Friday evening’s event is Alaqua’s 6th Annual 100 Point and Cult Wine Dinner. The Inaugural Barn Jam is on Saturday, and features an outdoor music festival with performances by Eric Lindell; Nashville songwriters Billy Dawson, Aaron Barker, Jon Nite; and local favorites, The Pickled Pickers and the Luke Langford Band. For more information, visit ABOUT ROSEMARY BEACH FOUNDATION Established by homeowners in 2006, Rosemary Beach Foundation promotes and supports community, cultural, educational and charitable activities in Rosemary Beach and Walton County, Florida. Community events, tournaments, concerts, exhibitions and an educational arts program (open to K-12th grade students) are offered annually by Rosemary Beach Foundation. In its 13-year history, over $775,000 has been donated to local organizations, schools and hurricane relief efforts.


ROSEMARY BEACH BANDS TOGETHER TO SUPPORT REBUILDING EFFORTS On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle devastating an 80-mile area just east of Rosemary Beach. Between the hurricane force winds and rain, 90 percent of buildings in Bay County received some portion of damage and widespread power outage that lasted for many weeks. Michael left just over one million beautiful pines, oaks and other forestry of the Panhandle snapped and twisted, causing

damage to almost three million acres of forest land.

87 homes, has brought home four families and continues to rebuild.

Families across the area lost much or all of what they owned. Their homes and businesses were torn apart. The days that followed the storm saw the community coming together to serve meals, offer items of necessity and help dig their neighbors out of collapsed houses. What began as friends coming together formed into a non-profit Hope Panhandle, to provide relief, rebuilding and revitalization to the area.

Rosemary Beach is committed to supporting those affected by Hurricane Michael and the efforts of Hope Panhandle.

Hope Panhandle merged into a construction operation by following a model designed by national organization SBP who has AmeriCorps employees lead rebuilding efforts. With the help of SBP, Hope Panhandle has been able to muck/gut/mold-remediate

A benefit concert, Band Together featuring Lee Brice & Friends (Kyle Jacobs, Joe Leathers, Ben Glover, Brian Bunn, Brian Davis and Billy Montana) was held on Memorial Day. More than 1,800 people gathered on St. Augustine Green for live music, food and fun. Proceeds from the event were donated to Hope Panhandle. During Memorial and Independence Day weekends, many came to North Barrett Square for Yoga on the Green, sponsored by Rosemary Beach Fitness Center. Instructor, Michelle Seifert, will

Bring your family and your favorite canine to the 9th Annual Rosemary Beach Unleashed™ an afternoon of fun on Sunday, November 24th. You and your pet may enter the Westminsterstyle dog contest presented by Rosemary Beach Foundation. Prizes awarded for Best Large Dog, Best Small Dog, Best Costumes, Best Tricks, Look-A-Like, and many others!

offer classes again Sept. 1 and Oct. 10, the anniversary of Hurricane Michael. Join in morning exercise. Donations are appreciated. The recovery process for the Florida Panhandle will be on-going. You have an opportunity to provide real HOPE for those tremendously effected by the storm. Consider volunteering your time. Rosemary Beach Holdings is partnering with Hope Panhandle as they work to rebuild homes in Bay County. In addition to sending teams of employees, Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental Company offers guests who volunteer a $100 credit to Bamboo Bicycle Company. You can help provide this HOPE! For more information, visit www.


Your dog can be featured on the 2019 Rosemary Beach Unleashed™ event poster! You will also receive a poster to keep! For more information and to purchase your poster visit Proceeds benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge.




Residents and visitors alike enjoy a colorful and fun-filled July Fourth celebration—Rosemary Beach style!



Malayne DeMars, Alisa Ghazvini, Reese Harrison, Michael McGrath, Elaine Ashman, David Bailey, Jessica Standley present a check to Hope Panhandle from the Band Together benefit concert.

Lauren Albrittain leads a naturalist talk on Rosemary Beach.

Jason Shoults, Derek Fannin, Will Donelson and Trey Marshall at the CAI Golf Tournament The Memorial Day Band Together concert

15 year-old Max Bright from Houston TX Visiting grandparents

Just another day in paradise (AKA Rosemary Beach).


The Ancient Horticulturist: Right Place, Wrong Time by Susan Broussard “I been in the right place but it musta been the wrong time.” The first line from Dr. John’s 1973 song "Right Place Wrong Time" keeps playing in my head. On June 6, Dr. John, New Orleans blues legend, passed on to the great Second Line in the sky but he is living on in my brain at this moment. That particular song was part of my youth and brings so many happy memories to mind. Happy memories that I would never share with my parents and definitely not with my children. Hmmmm...

“I been in the right place but it musta been the wrong time.” My husband and I were part of Rosemary Beach ages ago when construction sounds were louder than the echo of waves rolling onto the sand, at least from 7 am to 5 pm. Even with the reverberations of air hammers filling the air, we spent every long weekend possible soaking up the sights and sounds of the new town on the block, or beach, as it were. Our motto was “just one more day.” We claimed umbrellas by the waves but also wandered about exploring this new walking community. The Caribbean feel of Rosemary Beach in combination with the native landscape plan was a breath of fresh air in

comparison to our 1950s ranch style back home. I know that era is back, but this was way before Mad Men took over the fashion and design scheme of today. The town enamored itself to family and friends. Our son and daughter-inlaw honeymooned here. We introduced our grandson to the glorious ways of hanging at the beach—all day long. We made friends with other beach-lovers. We were constant customers of The Summer Kitchen and, who remembers, Blue by Night. Back then, I looked better in a bathing suit and had a whole lot more energy. Fast forward a number of years. How many years? Let’s not go there. Anyway, I’m writing


while waiting for Tropical Storm/ Hurricane Barry to saunter up the coast. No, I’m not at the beach. I wish I were, but family ties and a ridiculous work schedule keep us away. At least, writing for Rosemary Thymes keeps me there mentally.

ZONE 3 - Areas with Medium Exposure - area level with the tennis courts

“I been in the right place but it musta been the wrong time.”

Basically, the closer to the coast, the more salt tolerant the plants need to be. The further from walkovers, the more plants can be added to your plant list.

While waiting for the inevitable storm induced power outage, I peruse my landscape books and magazines in preparation for the fall gardening season. I don’t know what you do in times of stress, but while I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop, I veg with my favorite horticultural tomes. It’s like Tai Chi for my brain. During this trying time, I happened to come upon the Rosemary Beach Code Book, in particular the “Landscape Regulations” section. Yeah, I have too much time on my hands right now and, okay, I was asked to work that into the article for this quarter, but it does work. Those few pages of plant lists in the Code Book really were my landscape bible back then. It made so much sense. The first page gives you reasons and insights for planting all native plants or almost all natives (70 percent) within enclosed spaces. I’m all about using native plants. But the question is: what natives will survive when planted in Rosemary Beach? Actually, Rosemary Beach is divided into four vegetative zones: ZONE 1 - Areas Exposed to Direct Salt Spray - area closest to the beach umbrellas ZONE 2 - Areas Exposed to Salt Drift - area in the vicinity of the Sugar Shack

ZONE 4 - Areas with Lowered Salt Drift Exposure - area in line with the Sky Pool and the Cabana Pool.

One plant stands out from our early days at Rosemary Beach. Coastal rosemary, Conradina canescens, is the namesake of my favorite beach town. What first caught my eye and nose was the fuzzy blue-grey green foliage with a light minty smell. Way back when, it was found all along the Rosemary Beach boardwalks in the areas not yet developed. As a plant that can hold its own against the salt, it‘s designated as a Zone 1 plant and therefore works well throughout the area. Coastal rosemary is found naturally along the western Florida Panhandle reaching heights of three to four feet and at least as wide. The pale lavender flowers can appear anytime spring to frost but late spring seems to be the height of the blooming season and the pollinators love it. It’s always a plus when the bees are happy. As a perennial, it plays well with other wildflowers. A few suggestions for companion plants are as follows: Gulf Coast Lupine, Lupinus westianus from Zone 1 Blanket Flower, Gaillardia pulchella from Zone 2 Gaura, Gaura angustifolia and Blazing Star, Liatris graminifolia from Zone 3

Coastal rosemary, Conradina canescens, boasts a fuzzy blue-grey green foliage with a light minty smell.

Joe Pye Weed, Eupatorium spp. from Zone 4 Is it edible? Can one cook with it? Google says yes. I’m not sure I would try it since there are so many great culinary varieties on hand such as ‘Salem,’ ‘Tuscan Blue’ and the current variety in my garden, ‘Spice Island.’ If you are so brave to experiment with the native species, let me know if you survive unscathed. You can find coastal rosemary in some nurseries, but the best way to grow it, is to not disturb it in the first place. Unfortunately, coastal rosemary likes the same thing we do: beach umbrellas and dry coastal sand. Well, maybe not the umbrella part, but it does need sandy soil. If found

in your garden, leave it in place. If not, plant in a sunny, sandy, well drained spot. That said, it does need to be watered in the beginning. Once established, it’s a great low-maintenance xeriscape plant. My goal is to make my way back to Rosemary Beach very soon and on a much more regular basis. I just may be that person walking past you on the beach, standing next to you at the Sugar Shack or maybe stepping in front of you to smell the coastal rosemary. I been in the right place and it musta been the right time. Thank you, Dr. John.


Home Owner Profile HARVEY PETTY by Anne Hunter Rosemary Beach has been the ideal setting for many artists to create and share their works. For more than 25 years, cork artist and Rosemary Beach resident Harvey Petty has used various forms of mixed media to express meaning in everyday life. As a wine connoisseur, it was only a matter of time before cork became the central material that Petty would employ to breathe life into his imaginative creations.

Many of Petty’s clients ask him to customize works by forming initials, symbols or even full words or names. Some send their own corks to highlight a wedding, anniversary, birth or travel experience. The artist draws a concept based on their story and forms the corks into the notable designs that grace the walls of homes, restaurants, galleries and offices on Scenic Highway 30A, throughout the country and the world.

Photo by Jimmy Farr

Tell us about your background. I am a native Floridian. I have always been interested in art. I have used many different mediums before I found the medium of cork art. People seemed to like it, so I started doing this, among other things. How did you discover cork art? It came to me in a strange way. I had been collecting corks for years. My husband Jeff said, ‘You have to do

Photo by Jimmy Farr

something with these corks or we are going to get rid of them.’ So I came up

by Rosemary Beach architect Bret

bought the lot in Rosemary, there

a piece hanging in Whiskey Bravo.

with the concept and it turned out to

Azzarelli, who is also from Tampa.

wasn’t anything on the north side. At

There are a number of Rosemary

be really good. Now people give me

We have a big Rosemary / Tampa

that time they were still building the

Beach residents who own my art. I’m

corks all of the time. A lot of people at

connection and we have been here the

original HGTV house.

in six or seven states and also showing

Rosemary save corks for me. People

entire time. We love Rosemary. We

in my hometown save corks for me.

built the house for Thanksgiving and

What do you love most about

Everybody saves corks for me.

we are always here for Thanksgiving.

Rosemary Beach?

What are your other interests?

We love the people. We love relaxing

I’m in a couple of different industries

What is your hometown?

How did you discover Rosemary

there. The beach is among the best in

related to real estate, development and

Tampa, Florida.


the world. It's a time for us to relax

things like that.

We used to vacation in Seaside before

and have a good time. Wine is always

How long have you lived in

Rosemary even started. One day we

included and everything always comes

Anything else you’d like to share?

Rosemary Beach?

decided to take a look at it. Our friends


I am always collecting neglected corks

We have been in Rosemary since near

bought a lot about six-months before.

the beginning. We bought our lot

So we went there and then went home.

Where can your work be seen?

last century, in 1999, and built our

They said, ‘What do you think?’ And,

Years ago the original wine bar

home 2001. The house was designed

we said, ‘We bought a lot!’ When we

showed my work and there has been

in Europe.

so please save them for me!


The Rosemary Beach Trading Company

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30A 10K Thanksgiving Run & Fun By Emily Echevarria

The Thanksgiving holiday brings with it plenty of traditions like family, friends, gratitude, turkey and for many people, running. With a growing trend in holiday races and fun runs, lots of families choose to kick off the day of thanks and feasting by getting moving. One fun-packed race event that has been growing over its seven years is the 30A 10K. This year’s family-friendly event will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, in Rosemary Beach.

Race director Karen Meadows says the event is known for being great for families, with plenty of activities before and after the event. Additionally the flagship 10K run (which amounts to 6.2 miles), is accompanied by a one mile fun run and a 5K (3.1 mile) distance. “I think what makes it unique is that it’s so family friendly that people can come together and there’s a distance for every member of the family that wants to run,” Meadows said. “The other major thing is that it’s a charity race.” The 10K starts at 7:30 am, the one mile directly after at 7:35 am and the 5K starts at 9:30 am, giving the opportunity for avid runners to complete both the 10K and 5K, or for participants with kids could run the fun run with the little ones, then complete the 5K later. There’s a small discount on fees for each race if you sign up for both the 10K and 5K and another bonus treat for double participants. “Our medals are going to be really cool this year,” Meadows said. “If you do the 10K and the 5K you get a double medal that interlocks so you can connect the two medals.”

The events kick off on Wed., Nov. 27 with packet pickup and a Thanksgiving Extravaganza at The Hub, an open air, grassy courtyard surrounded by restaurants and shops. The Hub boasts a stage for music and entertainment and plenty of seating and play space for families and friends to gather. Meadows says there’s always something exciting onstage for the pre-race soiree, with last year’s entertainment including a Christmas-themed play performed by the Seaside Repertory Theatre. Participants will pick up race bibs and shirts and can stay to enjoy the gathering. The next day all the races start and finish in downtown Rosemary Beach and each race heads down 30A and then returns on the same road. One of the highlights is running through Alys Beach which is bedecked in Christmas decorations, making for festive scenery for passing runners. “The course is really flat and fast and it’s just down 30A and the whole road is closed to traffic so it’s just the runners on it,” Meadows said. “Our race is extremely family-oriented. People come dressed up in all


kinds of costumes and things like that,” Meadows said. The race wraps up with award ceremonies at 9:45 am and a post-race breakfast that includes a filling spread with muffins, cheesy grits and other goodies, as well as a complimentary mimosa bar. Runners and family can hang out, grab a post-race massage and meal and still get home in time to get the big dinner underway. Participants need not feel guilty for spending the morning partying post-race. The event is also giving back to local charities to support the surrounding community. The 30A 10K is now in its eighth year and to date, has given more than $350,000 to local charities. Each year the race, which is a 501(c)3, picks several charities based in the surrounding region to support and this year’s organization partners are the Anchorage Children’s Home, Girls, Inc., The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton

County, The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and The Foye Belle Foundation. Last year Meadows says they raised about $100,000 for local needs, including to Bay County area schools that were affected by Hurricane Michael. “What we really try to do is give money to our local community,” Meadow said. “We’re not a forprofit race and that’s why I think people support us so much down here.” The draw of a run down scenic 30A on Thanksgiving Day has gained the support of locals and regional runners alike. Meadows said the race has grown in popularity and expanded in recent years, with last year pulling in 3,000 runners to 30A.

because that has more limited availability.”

“What’s been extremely popular is the 5K and we sold out both races last year,” she said. “We recommend that people register early, especially for the 5K,

There’s no race day registration for the 30A 10K and Meadows said that it’s likely the event will sell out, so early registration is ideal to ensure a spot. The 30A 10K,

5K and One-Mile Thanksgiving Day runs offer the perfect new tradition to add to the day of familial feasting and giving thanks. For more information visit


30A Farmers’ Market A Rain or Shine Event It was raining pretty hard as I pulled into Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach, but clearly, the weekly event was still happening. There was quite a crowd wandering through the market and with all the vendors under cover of tents, the rain was not slowing anyone’s shopping. With more than 40 vendors, one could feasibly do most of their grocery shopping here, along with finding many other delightful treats. I overheard conversations of tourists stocking up for their week in a condo full of people while on vacation and locals simply restocking their favorite items while visiting with friends. There was of course the expected fresh produce from local farmers and I got some beautiful tomatoes and cucumbers. But, I was intrigued by so many of the other things I wasn’t expecting to find.

by M. Gretchen Harris

Diane Kolopanas, who runs three other farmers markets as well, started the Rosemary Beach Market in May of 2013. She said that although she started with about 40 vendors, by winter it had dwindled down to only 15 vendors and it was a struggle to keep it going. Over the next few years, it slowly began to grow and people kept coming. She refused to give up on her vision and within five years, it was back up to more than 40 vendors and remains today a thriving market with a plethora of eclectic goods. Some of the vendors have been at this market from the beginning and they

enjoy seeing the community come together every week. My first conversation and first purchase, was with Steve Custred at the 30A Barks table. He’s a veteran that due to an injury struggled to find work after returning from serving this country. Out of desperation to do something, his love of dogs and especially rescue dogs, he was inspired to start K9 Rescue Rations selling homemade dog treats. As that part continued to grow quickly, he added leashes, collars and other products. The treats are all natural, healthy and


Every Sunday 9 am – 1 pm Barrett Square Rosemary Beach, FL A Sampling of Current Vendors:

come in a few different flavors such as Grainless Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Cinnamon Wine. I bought the Pumpkin Peanut Butter treats and my dog Blue loved them. My next stop was Swell Snacks, where after waiting for him to have a break in the crowd at his spot, I met Aidan Dillon. He is a college student who won an entrepreneurial award which provided seed money for his business idea. He is the youngest and newest vendor at the market. I sampled his dehydrated bananas, strawberries and kiwi which were both delicious and healthy. I also talked to Phillip with Sunset Ranch of Escambia Farms who had fresh farm eggs, chicken, beef and pork. He was passionate about the no GMO and no hormones, free range and happy living of his farm animals. He had already sold out of bacon, his most popular item, by 10 am. But, he had plenty of other fresh meats to offer and his booth was a busy spot.

There were homemade tamales with chicken, beef or pork that could be boiled right in their packaging for a quick meal, different flavors of pork rinds that are apparently a healthy snack, homemade breads, pies and cookies. I tried crab cakes at one booth and tuna dip and shrimp dip at The Pirate Gourmet. Delicious! There was one booth dedicated to mustard. Another vendor I found on my way out had grass-fed hamburger meat, steaks and lots of other goodies that looked more than worthy of trying out. I will hit him up on my next visit. They had smoothies, detox drinks, elegant bottles of olive oils and fancy candles and soaps. I was a bit overwhelmed and was disappointed that I left with only dog treats and veggies. There was so much to choose from that I can’t wait to go back and shop some more. And, Blue will need more treats.

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Rosemary Beach Pocket Parks Creative Designs for Intimate Spaces By Rosanne Mills | Photos by Jimmy Farr

West Kingston Park

When you think of parks in Rosemary Beach, you may think first of the Western and Eastern Greens facing the Gulf or of families playing ball on the expanse of St. Augustine Park. Rosemary Beach is also home to a carefully conceived and developed set of intimate pocket parks. These parks anchor intersections of boardwalks and serve as a green gathering spot for neighbors and friends. From its earliest days, the Park Side of Rosemary Beach has been the result of careful and creative decisions to make appealing and intimate spaces for people.


Several of these pocket parks are the creation of Stephen Poulakos, the Assistant Design and Development Director and in-house Landscape Designer for Rosemary Beach Land Company from 1998 to 2004. Poulakos currently is the Director of Town Planning & Design for Seabrook, a traditional neighborhood development on the Washington coast (approximately two and half hours west of Seattle). Poulakos recalls that these parks arose from both necessity and inspiration in Rosemary Beach’s earliest days.

West Kingston Park

The necessity arose from Rosemary Beach Land Company’s timely purchase of a tract of cleared land, which is now the north side of Rosemary Beach. This purchase in 1996 effectively doubled the size of the new town. Poulakos was tasked with designing a greenscape to compliment the gulf-centered green spaces of the town south of Highway 30a. Fountains became a key feature of these parks. Because this area was too far removed to hear the sound of the surf, Poulakos wanted residents to be near the sound of trickling water. Also, as the land had been clear cut prior to the Land Company’s purchase, the fountains served to buffer the sound from Highway 98.

away. Poulakos recounted that a team from DPZ, the acclaimed town planners of Rosemary Beach, made a trip to Prague in the now Czech Republic. While they walked through the medieval sector of Prague, they were struck by the human scale of the urban pedestrian paths that opened up to small parks and open spaces at intersections and at turns in the path. Based on feedback from this team, Poulakos sketched out a series of small parks connected by a curving east-west boardwalk, which became known in the early days of Rosemary Beach as the Prague Walk. The Prague Walk begins at West Long Green Park. This walk takes you past Fountain Park, Hedgelong Park, Wiggle Park, Atticus Park and Triangle Park, ending at East Long Green Park.

Another key feature was the layout of the raised boardwalks– “Krier Walks” on the Park Side. Poulakos said that the intention was always to “create a continuous set of boardwalks so that you can always get to the beach once you get on one.”

Poulakos’s Fountain Park, sometimes called Pergola Park, was the first pocket park. The raised fountain originally contained koi fish and water lilies. A vined arbor and benches provided shade and rest on the then treeless tract. Atticus Park traverses both sides of the street. Poulakos shared that this park was designed by Keith LeBlanc of Leblanc Jones Landscape Architects of Boston. Randy Harelson, designer of the gardens at the adjacent HGTV Designer Showhouse, worked with LeBlanc to create a subliminal speed bump, so that people and cars would subconsciously slow down at this point in the street. Benches and native landscaping at these parks invite walkers to pause and relax.

The inspiration for some of these pocket parks began an ocean

Bridgetown Park resembles the grassy public median of the

Original design drawing for West Kingston Park by Stephen Poulakos


Garden District of New Orleans. Poulakos shared some history of this park – the beautiful wooden arbor running the length of the park was designed by architect Lourdes Reynafarje for the first Rosemary Beach Land Company Sales office. When that office moved, the entire arbor was painstakingly transported (along with the original star jasmine vines) to its new home at Bridgetown Park. Red oaks were planted at this park for a different texture from the evergreen sand live oak that is used elsewhere in Rosemary Beach. The whimsically-shaped fountain design allows the sound and view of running water from each end of this park. The crown jewels of the pocket parks are the three keyhole parks – East Kingston, West Kingston and Kingsbridge. Poulakos designed “the spaces as an outdoor living room.” He envisioned each park as having three parts – “a place for quiet reflection, a place to connect with friends and between the two, is the green where you could play a lawn game.” While each is different, these parks share the same elements. Homes with open porches face the park on each side and the wooden boardwalk and eight live oak trees border each park. At one end is a bricked area with benches for conversation. At the other end is a fountain or arbor with flowering plants. In the middle is a shady green space. The effect is that the park becomes a community front lawn for not only by the homes surrounding the park but also for all who pass by. The Butterfly Garden on Kingston Road is intentionally wild and naturalistic. It was a collaboration of Poulakos, landscape consultant and book author Harelson and

Kingsbridge Park

entomologist Akers Pence. The raised beds host a variety of flowering plants specifically chosen to attract native and migrating butterflies. Interpretive signs throughout this park detail plant varieties and the butterfly life cycle. This park system embodies the town’s Value of Environment and is a legacy of the vision and creative process that distinguish Rosemary Beach as a pre-eminent new urbanism community. For more information about the role of parks in new urbanism, please see publicsquare/2017/03/01/whatmakes-good-public-park. The author thanks Stephen Poulakos for use of his rendering of West Kingston Park and for providing invaluable Rosemary Beach history for this article.

North Barrett Square Park


Fall Fun

While visitors flock to Walton County beaches all summer long, locals know the fall is an equally special time of year in northwest Florida. The beaches are still beautiful, but fall focused events and festivals pop up all throughout the county bringing cooler weather and plenty of fall fun. Here are a few particularly worthwhile fall themed events in and around Rosemary Beach.

Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibit Through February 14, 2020 It’s finally here! The 2019-20 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition (RBSE) is the second biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture in Rosemary Beach. The exhibition features 16 sculptures, which are on display throughout the town. As the signature event of Rosemary Beach, the RBSE’s mission is to contribute to the cultural arts environment in South Walton County and surrounding areas by engaging locals and visitors alike with outdoor sculpture created by professional artists from across the country. The RBSE runs through February 14, 2020. Download the free ‘Otocast’ smartphone app via the App Store or Google Play. Then, open the app and find Rosemary Beach, FL where you will see photos, find written information, and hear the artists talk about their sculptures. Use wherever you have cell phone service, even standing in front of the sculpture! It is an easy way to get the most from your viewing experience.

Witches of South Walton Ride Oct. 31 Don your funky witch gear, grab a broom and join The Witches of South Walton on their annual Witch Ride through 30A. On Halloween morning witches meet at the Amphitheater in Gulf Place and ride their "brooms" (bikes) along Scenic Highway

30a. ​After the broom ride, witches return to Gulf Place for the Gathering Brunch, where there will be music, dancing, raffle prizes, some silent auction items and the announcement of who is the best dressed, a witches cackle contest and an award for the best Decorated broom. All this fun is to raise money to assist the Children's Volunteer Health Network with their mission to provide medical and dental care to children in the Walton and Okaloosa area. For more information, visit​


The Walton County Fair Oct. 7 to 12 The Walton County Fair has been a favorite among Walton County locals and visitors since 1924. This six-day family focused event offers a multitude of rides and games as well as livestock competitions, a greased pig contest, hot dog and pie eating contests, arts and crafts, live music and much more.

Hallows Hill Corn Maze and Haunted Trail Dates TBA Hallows Hill Corn Maze and Haunted Trail in Baker is well worth the drive and offers something for everyone with both haunted and non-haunted attractions. The Hallows Hill Haunted Hay Ride and Nightmare on the Old Spanish Trail are great for the brave of heart while younger kids will enjoy the petting zoo, corn cannon, pedal karts and other non-scary Halloween attractions. The seven-acre corn maze is a challenging puzzle for the whole fam

Firkin Fete Oct. 25 A new experience awaits residents and visitors this fall at Alys Beach - a new event thoughtfully designed for curious craft beer lovers and people who simply live and love to sample outstanding culinary and cocktail creations in an extraordinary setting. The inaugural Alys Beach 'Firkin Fête' will take place Friday, Oct. 25, with participating breweries showcasing their special brews in a distinctive cask, called a firkin, which holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Unique in the sense that the

beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the firkin, the end result is a surprise to all. Not the brewer nor the taster knows what lies within until the firkin is tapped — an air of excitement and buzz wafts through the crowd as people line up to be among the first to sample what could be the next great ale. An eclectic and unique tasting experience in an elegantly rustic setting, Firkin Fête will surely become a great tradition for ushering in cooler, crisper weather along our beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. Come learn first-hand the excitement around tapping a firkin and why exploring and discovering new beers is a hundreds year old tradition that has in recent years become a new experience again for many.

Explore the Outdoors Festival Oct. 19 Walton Outdoors will be hosting our 10th annual Explore the Outdoors Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 am to 2 pm at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination in Freeport. This fun-filled day will introduce children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands on activities will include fishing, kayaking, wildlife, archery, interactive educational exhibits, giveaways and much more. The event is free for all ages. The water activities are geared for children six-years-old and up.


Discover Rosemary Beach Scavenger Hunt Rosemary Beach’s beautiful and distinctive architecture is based on the Caribbean, the West Indies and the great coastal cities of the southern United States. Our town has twelve different building types, with each lot assigned a specific building type. Houses and buildings are constructed to comply with a comprehensive set of architectural rules. Parks, large and small, dot Rosemary Beach. Our raised boardwalks and secluded paths make every destination a five minute walk away. As a result, our walkable, new urbanist town is filled with hidden and unique details that define the charm of Rosemary Beach. Discover Rosemary Beach with our scavenger hunt.

ROSEMARY BEACH SCAVENGER HUNT INSTRUCTIONS 1. Locate an example of each one of these architectural features in Rosemary Beach.

Rosemary Beach Scavenger Hunt Track Sheet Name: ______________________________ Email: _______________________________ Phone: ______________________________ Please submit the address or location of each scavenger hunt example. Arcade Building: _________________________________________ Live/Work Units:__________________________________________ Small House: _____________________________________________ Townhouse:______________________________________________ Side yard House:__________________________________________

2. Take a selfie with the feature or building in the picture so we can identify it.

Large House: _____________________________________________

3. Write down the address or location, if possible

Park House: ______________________________________________

4. Once you have completed the scavenger hunt, take your phone and this sheet to the Rosemary Beach POA offices at the western end of West Long Green Park or email to Ballinger Publishing. 5. Those with correct scavenger hunt entries are eligible to win $250 worth of merchant tokens donated by the Rosemary Beach Merchants Association. A drawing will be held at the Old Town Holiday Tree Lighting on November 29.

Beach Cottage: ___________________________________________ Terminated Vista: _________________________________________ Brick Path:_______________________________________________ Keyhole Park: ____________________________________________ Decorative Balcony Cut-out: _______________________________

Be a safe adventurer. For your safety and the safety of others, please follow all traffic, bicycle and pedestrian laws and rules. Happy hunting!


Arcade Building

Live/Work Units

These buildings are side by side with a first floor "covered arcade" featuring seat­ing, benches, and walkways. Offices or residential spaces are on the second and third floors. See them at North Barrett Square.

The buildings are side by side, and balco­nies provide shade over the sidewalk. Offices or residential spaces are on the second and third floors. See them at North and South Barrett Square and on Main Street.

Small House


These homes have a variety of styles and feature first floor porches running the entire front side and second story balconies. This is the most common house type and can be found throughout town.

These homes are on the Park side of Rosemary Beach. They are built side by side and feature overhanging balconies. Find these homes by St. Augustine Park and on Atticus Road near North Barrett Square.


Side Yard House

Large House

The front door flows to the side porch. The side porch and balcony run the full length of the house. The balcony may wrap around to the house front. Find these homes on boardwalks just south of 30A.

These homes are scaled for a larger lot. Homes feature porches and balconies along the side facing the street. See them along Rosemary Avenue, our grand thoroughfare to the Eastern Green.

Park House

Beach House

These homes are flanked by a wall and/or a gate and have a required balcony. Some homes have a stepped porch. Find them near Long Green and Play­ground Parks, on West Water Street, and at some pocket parks.

These homes have a required setback to expand gulf views for neighbors and wrap-around porches. Some have required walls. Find them on boardwalks near the beach and fronting the beach.


Terminated Vista

Brick Path

Every boardwalk or street in Rosemary Beach ends with a tower or tall building, so that when you look up the street, the view ends with an interesting site – a terminated vista. Typically, these are a tower on a house or building, but a few are not! Terminated vistas also help orient you in town while exploring.

White brick paths provide a pedestrian-friendly way to cross Rosemary Beach from east to west. Paths and wooden boardwalks make it easy to walk everywhere in town.

Keyhole Park

Decorative Balcony Cutouts

Rosemary Beach has three keyhole parks as neighborhood front lawns on the Park Side of Scenic Highway 30a. Each park has three parts: 1) a grassy space, 2) a bricked section with a bench for relaxing and 3) an architectural feature, such as a fountain.

Many traditional Caribbean homes feature balconies with decorative cutouts, including plants, animals and geometric shapes. Look up during your explorations and spot these around Rosemary Beach.








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Ayden and Brayden (12) from Lees Summit, MO came to visit. While they were here they rented a double decker pontoon boat and took it over to shell island! The pontoon boat had two slides coming off the back and it was so fun!

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Ashleigh Tarnell went to two weeklong summer camps this year! She spent a week at Girl Scout Camp for the second year in a row and a week at Camp Long Leaf. She had so much fun and made some new friends. She can’t wait to go back again next year!

Cooper Wright (8) painted his first real painting on canvas. He knew he wanted a hummingbird and a sunset. His Mimi thinks he did an outstanding job and so do we! Jack and Hutton Price went to Camp Rockmount, an overnight boys camp in North Carolina, in June! This was Hutton’s first year and Jack’s fourth. They both loved it! Hallie (6 3/4) won over all grand prize for girls in the Rosemary Beach 4th of July Bike Parade. She decorated her bike in all red, white and blue. She spent the entire day before decorating and added more. She did it all by herself. She loves to craft but this was her first decorating win. She won Rosemary Beach tokens. The 4th of July Parade is a Gigi’s Fabulous Kids tradition! This year, the kids performed in front of the judges and won first place. Lola (8) from Atlanta saw a sea turtle that was as big as she is, a manatee and a stingray all in one day! She saw them all in a row. She’d seen a stingray before but not the others. It’s her first time visiting Rosemary Beach. They saw a few fast crabs too but couldn’t catch any!

Kirie Yra (8) spent a few weeks exploring her new town of Johnson City, TN. Her family is relocating there for the new school year. She managed to collect some fireflies/lightning bugs and bring them back to share with the best friends!

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emails twice a day so he knew she was thinking about him. Owen (8) and Emilia (6) Palizzi performed in an end of year recital for their dance studio, 30A Ballet. Owen did a performance in ballet, tap and theatrical jazz. Emilia performed ballet and her first tap routine. They had a lot of fun and as the only boy in the studio, Owen got his own dressing room.

The tooth-fairy delivered and brought her $5!

Carter (10) and Coen (8) Schnaeder spent a week at Camp o the Pines. They both had a blast and made a lot of new friends. Carter is also really excited to be accepted to the Seaside Neighborhood School for 5th grade!

Sloane Mills (6) had a front tooth that was bleedy and wiggly all the way up to here. It was hanging on by a thread and finally came out.

And now onto the loose teeth...

Ash le igh Tarn ell Audrey (5) from Nashville has her first loose tooth. It’s super wiggly when she eats crunchy foods. She was eating a french fry and it just became wiggly. She got her first teeth ON Christmas. It’s cool because she has always wanted a loose tooth. She knows the tooth-fairy will come and maybe will bring her gold coins. She is starting first grade soon. Gwyn Chesbro (4) from Srpinghill, TN just had a birthday and is going to learn how to swim this summer!

The Zumba Kids by Kid Power team visited Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, FL this summer. Together, with the Gigi’s Lemonade Stand volunteers they donated more than $2000 to help Alaqua with its day to day operations! We got to tour the facility and see the beautiful macaw exhibits, the emu, farm animals including many goats and miniature horses and more! Cromwell Letcher (8) moved up another belt in karate! He’s now a yellow belt! Way to kick it, Bruiser! He also spent his first week at sleep away camp at Camp Cosby. He had a lot of fun. His mama was sure to send

Emi Johnson (8) Lost both of her front teeth! They started bleeding and just fell out. Talie Chesbro (5) from Springhill, TN lost her very first tooth here on vacation. Her daddy pulled it out and it was a dream come true to lose her first tooth at the beach.

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Gabriel Palizzi (11) lost another baby tooth. He’s got just one more to lose. He didn’t even realize it was wiggly and then a couple hours later it fell out.

Mallory (11) and Penelope MacKinney (7) lost teeth on the same day! The tooth-fairy is working overtime in their house. Penelope lost a top tooth and Mallory lost a top tooth as well, just further back! Lucy Price (5) lost her top two front teeth at the same time a month ago! And her big brother Jack just lost his last baby tooth!

The 4th of july parade



Calendar of Events Coast. Throughout the day-long market, entertainment is provided for the entire family with other activities scheduled for Halloween including a costume contest, a DJ, a kids’ Halloween block party, hayrides, a scarecrow exhibition and more. Both the market and children’s events are free and open to the public.

Kids' Monstrous Halloween Celebration SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 2 PM TO 5 PM, NORTH BARRETT SQUARE Pumpkin painting, carving, trick or treating, games, prizes, costume contest and more!

FOUNDATION EVENTS Yoga on the Green SEPTEMBER 1, 9 AM, NORTH BARRETT SQUARE Donations accepted for Hope Panhandle.

FAITH Chapel at the Beach

9 AM, TOWN HALL Children’s services are available. Join Pastor Mike Young for a morning of Bible teaching and worship.

Apostles by the Sea SUNDAYS, 11:15 AM, TOWN HALL Worship at this Anglican Chapel. Nursery and children’s church provided. Enjoy refreshments and time for fellowship at the conclusion of the service. Learn more at

COMMUNITY EVENTS 30A 10K THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 All races begin and end at downtown Rosemary Beach. Join us for a fantastic familyfriendly event. The 30A 10K is a great tradition to add to your Thanksgiving celebrations. Race

proceeds benefit local charities. For more information or to register, visit

MERCHANT ASSOCIATION EVENTS Rosemary Beach Harvest Market and Fall Festival OCTOBER 26, 9 AM TO 4PM The Rosemary Beach Fall Harvest includes a market, a Halloween bash, pumpkin carving, costume contest, trick or treating and more. Since 2004, the Rosemary Beach Harvest Market and Hilltop Production Events have brought together hundreds of artists and crafters from around the nation in a variety of media including fine art, folk art, sculpture, wood and metal works, pottery, holiday gifts, decorations and natural products. The market celebrates the fall season and ushers in the holiday season along the Florida Emerald

Yoga on the Green OCTOBER 10, 9 AM NORTH BARRETT SQUARE Donations accepted for Hope Panhandle.

Rosemary Beach Unleashed NOVEMBER 24TH, 2 TO 4 PM, ST. AUGUSTINE PARK Family and Pet-Friendly Festival Pet Parade (Costumes Encouraged), Dog Contests, and More! Info at www.

PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION EVENTS Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibit THROUGH FEB. 14, 2020 It’s finally here! The 2019-20 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition (RBSE) is the second

biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture in Rosemary Beach. The exhibition features 16 sculptures, which are on display throughout the town. As the signature event of Rosemary Beach, the RBSE’s mission is to contribute to the cultural arts environment in South Walton County and surrounding areas by engaging locals and visitors alike with outdoor sculpture created by professional artists from across the country. The RBSE runs through February 14, 2020. Download the free ‘Otocast’ smartphone app via the App Store or Google Play. Then, open the app and find Rosemary Beach, FL where you will see photos, find written information, and hear the artists talk about their sculptures. Use wherever you have cell phone service, even standing in front of the sculpture! It is an easy way to get the most from your viewing experience.

30A Farmers Market SUNDAYS, 9 AM TO 1 PM EAST LONG GREEN The 30A Farmers Market has fresh produce, grass-fed beef, chicken, pork, eggs, honey, artisan breads, cold-pressed juices, made from scratch ready to eat foods, and so much more!

UPCOMING EVENTS 2019 Old Town Holiday (Thanksgiving week) Holiday Market SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 9AM TO 4 PM, WEST & EAST LONG GREENS & NORTH BARRETT SQUARE Forget the hustle and bustle of the mall. Browse through booths filled with unique gifts you can’t find anywhere else including handcrafted jewelry, pottery, paintings and more.


30A 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 28, 7:30 AM, NORTH BARRETT SQUARE Tour scenic Highway 30A and give yourself an excuse to go for that second slice of pumpkin pie. To register or learn more about this event visit

Tree Lighting Ceremony FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 6 PM, SOUTH BARRETT SQUARE 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.

Merchant Holiday Open House FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, AFTER THE TREE LIGHTING Visit the Town Center Merchants after the tree lighting for a very special evening of holiday shopping and refreshments!

Breakfast with Santa SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 8AM TO 10 AM, TOWN HALL Bring the kids to Santa’s Workshop for a magical morning filled with delight!

Where in the World? Rosemary Beach residents travel the globe.

Rebecca and Charlotte Lowe of Baton Rouge, granddaughters of Rosemary Beach homeowners, Jan and Gene Groves. Rebecca's picture was taken at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah (left) and Charlotte's was taken at Colorado National Monument. (right)

Tom Kramer and Mary Zahner at Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Rosemary Beach homeowners, Kimberly and Dick Weekes, Derf Simes, Linda and Ken Gifford at Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Eric, Paige, Janet and Jackson Slusser at the Parthenon in Athens Greece.

Linda and Ken Gifford at the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Africa.

Kevin and Susan Engle in Bergen, Norway.


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Scenic Highway 30A

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10 Restaurant Paradis

850.231.0110 |

18 Hissyfits Boutique

35 31 6 7


19 Moonpize

E Water Street

850.231.1930 | Western Green

Eastern Green

20 OKO 850.502.2786 |

21 STELLAR 850.231.1720 |

22 The 30A Store 850.605.3070 |

23 Willow 850.231.0433 |

beauty, home & gifts

24 Curate

850.231.1808 |

25 The Hidden Lantern Bookstore 850.231.0091 |

26 Luminary 202.870.0360 |

27 Pish Posh Patchouli’s 850.231.2005 |

28 The Rosemary Beach® Collection 850.231.2410 |

29 Rosemary Beach® Trading Company

850.231.2410 |

30 SEA Contemporary Art Space 850.231.0081 |

31 Spa Pearl 850.460.9041 |

32 Tracery 850.231.3746 |

33 Vivo Shop Spa Salon 850.231.6801 |


34 Rosemary Beach® Cottage Rental Company 877.594.1791 |

35 The Pearl 850.588.2881 |

36 The Rosemary Beach® Inn 844.865.5783 |

recreation 37 Bamboo Bicycle Company. 850.231.0770 |

38 Rosemary Beach® Racquet Club 850.278.2061 |

sERVICEs 39 Domin Bock Architects 850.231.2787 |

40 Regions Bank 850.213.2630 |

41 Rosemary Beach® Realty 850.278.2000 |

useful Numbers Beach Service Fitness Center POA Post Office Security

850.231.1860 850.278.2200 850.231.1861 850.231.1366 850.699.3469

#rosemarybeach | 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.

Come and Worship ON INLET BEACH

Every Sunday at 8 A.M.

Worship is held at the Inlet Beach access off Orange Street

HOPEONTHEBEACH.COM 850.267.0322 435 Park Place Ave. Inlet Beach, FL 32413

In the event of poor weather or a temperature below 50°, please check our Facebook page Sunday morning for service relocation.


We believe everyone deserves the exceptional. Mary Alice Johnson & Marsha Burke





c 850.855.8311

c 770.722.8656

...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 registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

CONTACT US (850) 278-2000




$10,900,000 6 Bed | 6+ Bath| 5208 Sq Ft

$5,985,000 7 Bed | 7.5+ Bath | 6972 Sq Ft

122 W. KINGSTON ROAD $2,799,000 7 Bed |5+ Bath | 4584 Sq Ft


82 S. BARRETT SQUARE 3D $2,150,000 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 3077 Sq Ft


69 JOHNSTOWN LANE $2,600,000 5 Bed | 6.5 Bath | 4052 Sq Ft

46 N. BARRETT SQUARE 401 $1,795,000 3 Bed |3 Bath | 1992 Sq Ft


$1,995,000 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 2843 Sq Ft

$2,850,000 4 Bed |4 Bath | 3951 Sq Ft

$2,695,000 6 Bed | 5.5 Bath | 3099 Sq


133 NEW PROVIDENCE LANE $4,299,000 3 Bed | 4 Bath |2924 Sq Ft

55 HOPETOWN LANE $4,800,000 5 Bed | 5.5 Bath | 4266 Sq Ft

$3,999,000 5 Bed | 6 Bath | 3233 Sq Ft

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.

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