Weekend Weather – Perfect Weather This Weekend

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We’ve finally gotten a little rain.  And now that that’s over with, expect a cool, clear weekend with tons of sunshine.  This should be a lovely weekend for relaxing before next week’s holiday.  Bring swimsuits, cover-ups, and something nice so you can treat yourself to a long delicious dinner or two. You might want a jacket so you can gaze at our beautiful skies day AND night.  And don’t forget to check out some of this weekend’s events.

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Now Hiring: Blogger, Marketing Assistant

If you’ve been wanting a dream job that’s flexible, cutting edge (cheesy term, I know) and right in the middle of the action, this could be the opportunity for you.

We’re looking to hire a part time blogger for PCBDaily who will also assist the CYber SYtes marketing department and help with social media.

This job will be a 20 hour a week position and is pretty flexible in that most weeks, you’ll be able to work just about when you want, during regular business hours.  You can come in late, leave early, work on Saturday and take Friday off if you need to – you get the picture.

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New 3,000 Acre Nature Park Under Construction

Under construction right now is a 3,000 acre nature park on the west end of Panama City Beach.  Owned by the city of Panama City Beach, this new park will feature over 20 miles of nature trails with around a mile of it being elevated 6 foot wide boardwalk.

The location of the park is just north of the St. Joe Commerce Park on Griffin Blvd, about a mile west of Highway 79 on Panama City Beach Parkway (Back Beach Road).

The 3,000 acre property was purchased as a nature preserve and to serve as a discharge for treated waste water.  There will be a number of retention ponds and wetlands that will be surrounded by nature trails.

In addition to tons of nature trails and beautiful nature, there will be an amenity building that will have public restrooms.

The park is expected to be completed in April of 2011, look for more information soon, including a video tour, when we can get better access to the property.

New Fire Station Being Built on Panama City Beach

West of Highway 79 in Panama City Beach, a new Bay County Fire Station is being built.  This new facility will house 6 full time firefighters, and have the capacity to hold a ladder truck, three fire vehicles, a tanker and a rescue truck.

The land that the new fire station is being build on is a 2.5 acre tract that was purchased from St. Joe last year.

Construction started in August, and the new station is set to be complete by summer of 2011.  Construction is by DooleyMack Constructors out of Panama City Beach – thanks for the info, Trey.

The new 11,000 square foot station will have a full kitchen, 6 dorm rooms, a two bay garage, ample parking and a huge driveway that will be plenty large enough to wash the trucks when they aren’t being used.  So far, they are under budget and ahead of schedule.

Weekend Events – Yappy Hour, Little Black Dress and More

This upcoming weekend will be a fantastic weekend in Panama City Beach to relax and get ready for the holiday season.  Bring your camera and try a little nature photography or check out St. Andrews State Park.  This is your chance to enjoy the beaches at perhaps their most lovely or do a little special shopping.  It’ll be a unique time here on the world’s most beautiful beaches.

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FREE Grills Gone Wild Tickets

This weekend is the Grills Gone Wild BarBQ Championship at Arnold High School.  This is the third year running and it’s bound to be as delicious as ever.  Every year they’ve had a huge variety of fantastic BBQ and this year, be ready to soak your tongue and sink your teeth into some really good cookin’.

This event began three years ago and benefits 7 local charities including: Anchorage Children’s Home, Beach Care Services, Boys and Girls Club, Children’s Home Society, Gulf Coast Child Advocacy Center, Panama City Rescue Mission, and St. Andrew’s Community Medical Center.

Tickets are $10, and we have three we’re giving away for FREE!

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3 Reasons Emerald Coast Cruizin Rocked this Year

This year’s Emerald Coast Cruizin Event was a great as ever.  This weekend was full of interesting and beautiful cars and thousands of people out enjoying the shiny metal and wonderful weather.  I was talking to the event promoter this morning, and his head was still spinning from the whirlwind of activity over the weekend at Frank Brown Park.

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The BP Effect – Does it ‘Affect’ Everyone? Panhandle Helicopter’s Story

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So, there was an oil spill this summer, close to us, close to home.  One could argue that it effected all of us one way or another.  Many are up in arms about it, many just want people to stop talking about it.  Some are making claims to recover losses, some are making claims to make money, some are making legitimate claims and getting a run-around.  Did the BP Effect, effect everyone?  Panhandle Helicopter didn’t seem to be concerned with the “catastrophe” that had droves of people and businesses down over the summer.  He had record breaking months almost every month this year, and was down, just one month, less than 7%.

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Vision Airlines Brings New Low Cost Destinations to Fort Walton Beach

Good news with regard to low cost air travel! On Wednesday, November 10th 2010, Vision Airlines announced that it will begin offering low-fare, non-stop service next month to two destinations from Northwest Florida Regional Airport in Fort Walton. The two destinations will be Niagara Falls and Miami – and more than 100 business and government leaders showed up at the airport for the official announcement. Continue reading “Vision Airlines Brings New Low Cost Destinations to Fort Walton Beach”

Seafood Festival Reporting 'Real' Numbers

If you’re looking for a conundrum, try figuring out how many people are in a large audience.  Thunder Beach’s numbers change all the time.  This past summer I was told by their General Manager that they have 80,000 bikes here over the weekend and have heard ranges in years past from 30,000 to 60,000.  How do they know how many people are here?  They make the numbers up, based on their best-guess estimates – it’s not real scientific.

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