Okaloosa donuts is the NEWEST donut shop in Fort Walton Beach 🍩

To: Daily Rundown Readers

Good morning!

Donuts bring back memories of my childhood where my Grandfather would leave his house in Mary Esther very early on Saturday mornings to go and get an assortment of donuts for the grandkids.

The night before he would ask myself, my brother and the cousins what we wanted and then we wake up on Saturday to a bag full of donuts. Those donuts came from a few different places back then: Primarily the donut shop on Mary Esther Cutoff and the old shop at the end of Racetrack Road. Both are no longer around.

Aside from Good Things Donuts on Eglin Parkway near Shalimar, there isn’t another donut option on south end of Fort Walton Beach. That’s where Okaloosa Donuts hopes to fill the void.

This week on “Experience with ResortQuest”, we met the family behind Okaloosa Donuts, the newest donuts shop in Fort Walton Beach. CareySue and Paul Beasley gave me an awesome tour of their new donut shop and I ate way to many donuts after the filming. Aside from the donuts being delicious, they serve Nitro coffee and cold brew.

Watch the video below! Have you been to Okaloosa Donuts yet?

How ’bout some headlines?

Destin fire officials respond to negative feedback about substation

It was just last month when news broke that the Clement Taylor Park in Destin was scheduled to undergo renovation. Along with the park renovation, Destin Fire Control submitted plans to build a substation at that park as well.

And with those submitted plans came some negative feedback from the public, according to The Destin Log.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The park renovations will use Restore Act funds.
  • The Fire Substation will use impact fees, no grant money is involved.
  • A new substation is needed West due to an increase in water-based calls and the difficulty of responding quickly due to traffic.
  • On a good day, it takes 15-20 minutes for the FCD to get their boat into the water.

Over to you. What are your thoughts on a Fire Substation at the park? It could add a layer of security that’s not typically found at parks.

The dredging and sand drama could be resolved

According to The Destin Log, Okaloosa County officials have made a “handshake” agreement with three residents on the East Pass dredging/beach restoration project.

This means that the drama could soon end and a section of Okaloosa Island beach might end up with a larger amount of dredged sand than what was earlier proposed.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The first 80,000 cubic yards of dredged sand would be placed west of the west jetty.
  • 120,000 cubic yards to go east of the east jetty
  • Remaining 40,000 cubic yards to go farther east on Holiday Isle

To read more the new “handshake” agreement with the residents causing all of this, click this link.

HEADS UP! Construction on 30A starts today!

According to a traffic report from the Northwest Florida Daily News, Walton County Public Works is scheduled to complete the resurfacing of County Highway 30A from CR 83 to CR 395 starting Jan. 7, 2019 and ending Feb. 1, 2019.

This means that lane restrictions should be expected but the road will remain open during the construction process. Delays are anticipated.

The Grayt Pineapple Welcomes Divers to the Underwater Museum

The Grayt Pineapple Welcomes Divers to the Underwater Museum

Speaking of 30a, “The Grayt Pineapple” is one of seven sculptures selected by a jury for permanent exhibition in the first installation of the Underwater Museum of Art.

According to 30a.com, Rachel Herring felt inspired to get her feet wet and create something that would celebrate fish and marine life. Made from stainless steel, the 8-foot-tall sculpture is designed for smaller fish.

Click here to read more about the artist and her inspiration.

Ribbing cutting at newly refurbished FWB Tennis Center

Ribbing cutting at newly refurbished FWB Tennis Center

The Fort Walton Beach Tennis Center hosted a Grand Re-Opening Festival on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Here is footage of that ribbon cutting!

Click here to watch the quick clip.

Ok, that’s all I have for you this morning! I hope you have a great Monday and I’ll see ya tomorrow!



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