Thunder Beach Venue at Bay Point Off to a Good Start

I know that a lot of people, myself included, were pretty shocked when we first heard that Bay Point was going to be one of the venues for this year’s Thunder Beach spring rally. The two just didn’t seem go together, and there were many understandable concerns from Bay Point and Panama City Beach residents about the potential noise and disruptions from the large number of motorcycles. Continue reading “Thunder Beach Venue at Bay Point Off to a Good Start”

Please Help Displaced Treasure Ship Employees

Earlier this week we may have lost a Panama City Beach icon, The Treasure Ship Restaurant.  Wednesday afternoon much of the exterior and an unknown portion of the interior was destroyed by fire leaving 100 plus employees unemployed literally in one afternoon.  With the quick onset of the tourism season, this leaves many families wondering what they’ll do to make it by this summer.

Click the read more link for how you can help and pictures of the burned Treasure Ship Restaurant.

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Pier Park Pier – Bait, Tackle Shop and Cafe Coming this Summer

Last summer our white sand beaches were blessed with a new pier.  The Russell Fields Pier was returned to us after a few years of damaged use.  The pier was open just in time for the Fourth of July celebrations, but it wasn’t done.  There was still something missing.

The arrival experience was still broken.  We had a beautiful pier, but in order to get to it, we had to walk around a chain link fence and crushed rock paths.  Well folks, that was all temporary AND necessary for us to enjoy the finished product that will open at the beginning of summer this year.

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An Update on the Newly Opened Miracle Strip at Pier Park

It started out in 2008 as just the original carousel from the bygone Miracle Strip Amusement Park being brought to Pier Park as a piece of nostalgia. Fast forward two years and with several more rides now being restored to their former glory and proudly sitting in their new home, the spirit and joy of Miracle Strip can once again be experienced in Panama City Beach. Continue reading “An Update on the Newly Opened Miracle Strip at Pier Park”

Southwest Unveils New "Florida One" Plane

This is straight from the Southwest Blog!

“IT’S HERE! We kept it under wraps as long as we could, but today I’m so excited to announce the unveiling of Florida One–a Boeing 737 emblazoned with an artist’s rendering of the state flag.  Florida One has been secreted away in a private hanger somewhere in the state of Louisiana this week, so I can speak for a lot of people when I say we are so ready to finally show it off!  Southwest kicked off the event with a press conference in a Tampa International Airport hangar with our CEO Gary Kelly, National Wildlife Refuge Association’s President Evan Herche, and Southwest’s Florida-based Employees. Continue reading “Southwest Unveils New "Florida One" Plane”