Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy Mateys! Shiver me timbers! Any buccaneer to enter Krispy Kreme Sept. 19 and talk like a pirate gets one free Original Glazed doughnut.  To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day only.

Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the following items:  NO WEAPONS ALLOWED — eye patch, pirate hat, bandana, peg leg, parrot on shoulder, pirate shirt/loose white shirt, knickers, leather belt, silver and gold necklaces and earrings, pirate hook, pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), now entering its first year in the Okaloosa County schools and its ninth year nationwide, is an intensive nine-month program that teaches middle and high school students how to start and run their own REAL businesses and social movements. The inaugural promotion of the Academy will be in Bruner, Destin, Liza Jackson, Meigs, Pryor, Choctawhatchee and Fort Walton Beach High schools. 

Currently, the Academy is accepting student nominations for the Class of 2013/2014 until Sept. 27. There is no cost to apply, yet a tuition fee of $295 is applicable for all accepted students.  Scholarships are available.

Classes will be held from 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Oct. 8 on the UWF/Emerald Coast campus. YEA! ends on May 27.  Students may apply by contacting Ted Corcoran at the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, 244-8191.  Sponsors and volunteers are also needed as part of the Academy criteria.

No Kid Hungry campaign

By dining out at Mellow Mushroom and ordering a Bruschetta appetizer, Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 to the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign during September. In addition to this in store element, those that would like to donate additionally can do so at Those who donate $10 or more will receive a bounce back offer to use in store through Oct. 31 for a Half Spiked Sausage Hoagie, Chips and a Fountain Drink. For those who donate $25 or more, Mellow Mushroom will by you this free meal, along with sending you a limited edition Mellow Mushroom T-shirt once the campaign wraps up.