Destin’s neighboring properties Henderson Park Inn and The Henderson have teamed up to curate Love Locals, a program featuring seasonal specials of accommodations, dining and spa services designed specifically for full-time residents of Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties.

“We are always honored and humbled to welcome our local community,” said David Mars, general manager of The Henderson, which opened in 2016. “We know that our resort cannot be successful without local support, and truly look forward to extending genuine hospitality to each and every valued neighbor.”

Dawn Moliterno, general manager of Henderson Park Inn and Beach Walk Café, echoed the sentiment.

“The Emerald Coast’s locals are some of our most loyal guests,” Moliterno said. “The Love Locals program is our way of showing how much we love and appreciate our community and gives us an opportunity to say more than just ‘thank you.’”

Enrolled locals receive discounted rates on room nights at Henderson Park Inn along with dining specials at Beach Walk Café.

The Henderson offers Love Locals members winter discounts on its garden, pool, Gulf-view rooms, deluxe spa services at The Salamander Spa, and dining specials at Horizons restaurant.

A visit to the business websites offers more information.

WEBSITES: www.hendersonbeachresort.com/love-locals and www.hendersonparkinn.com.



During a long landscaping career, Tom Reed worked with a variety of businesses before opening his own.

“I wanted to find something I can do on my own,” said this one-man show.

He launched Light It Up! Landscape Lighting in March 2016, all the while continuing to work for other businesses.

His slow-growth approached has worked, and he is now focusing full time on Light It Up!

Light It Up! specializes in landscape lighting: front and back yards, patios, pool areas, fire pit arrangements and more.

“Because I’ve been doing landscaping for so long, I have an artist eye,” Reed said. “I can pinpoint an area and make it shine, make it the focal point of your night landscape.

“I’ve done from small, anything under 10 fixtures,” he continued. “I had one job, the total was about 250 fixtures. I want to provide the best customer services that I can. I like to go back at night and make adjustments.”

The Light It Up! coverage area includes Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, and east reaching Inlet Beach.

LOCATION: your home or business

CONTACT HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays

TELEPHONE: 461-8041

WEBSITE: www.lightituplandscapelighting.com