Celebrate the Arts to Help PCB Locals

 

2nd Annual  “Celebrate the Arts” Local Artists Market to benefit Beach Care Services will take place this year on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm.

The event co-hosted by  Beachy Beach Real Estate and  Cerulean Interiors unites local artists and craftsmen to share their gifts and “celebrate” art, including its’ power to improve the lives of others.  The event will be located in front of the aforementioned businesses at 22600 Panama City Beach Parkway on the West End of Panama City Beach, just a little bit east of Publix at Carillon.

Co-host, Roy Calvin Eure, Jr , owner of Cerulean Interiors , an artist in his own right, says  “ as a member of the local business community, I think it is important we encourage the creation of art and it’s power as a vehicle for social change.  “

When asked why she was involved with Celebrate the Arts, Karen Smith, Broker of Beachy Beach Real Estate said , “we just try help people with the gifts we are given…when you are blessed, you are called to bless others.  Beach Care Services helps people directly, Roy and I want to be a part of that.”

Celebrate the Arts (CTA) will feature artists and craftsmen from a variety of disciplines, from jewelry to woodworking to photography.  CTA will also feature live music,  door prizes and special giveaways and activities for kids, including a booth just for them hosted by the Beachy Beach Kids Club.

This family friendly event is FREE to attend, but participants are encouraged to bring their pocket books, as all the artists are donating a portion of their profits to Beach Care Services and this year the first ever CTA event T-shirt will be available for sale with all profits going to Aaron Nichols, a local resident and Bay High graduate whose near fatal car accident five years ago left him and his family in dire need of financial help.

This year at the event, there will be an additional booth selling the CTA logo shirt and Beachy Beach merchandise, with all profits going to the Aaron Nichols fund to help him purchase much needed medical equipment to help him learn how to walk again.  Many residents may know Aaron’s father, Gary Nichols who teaches music at Breakfast Point Academy.  To learn more about getting  Aaron back on his feet, visit http://www.giveforward.com/aaronnichols

In addition, if you cannot come to the event but you would like to help in some way, whether it be an item donation, volunteer or whatever your heart moves you please reach out to the Panama City Beach location of the Beachy Beach Real Estate office at 850 233 4351 or email Tammy@beachybeachy.com or Britt@beachybeach.com.   To find out more about  the event  please visit the facebook page, www.facebook.com/celebratetheartspcb.   Beach Care Services, who epitomizes their slogan of “Locals helping Locals”  are  also on Facebook if you would like to learn more about them.  Thanks to the generous support of businesses like Pineapple Willy’s and successful fundraisers like last month’s Duck Races, Beach Care Services has been able to help a large number of local families in need in our area.

 

Seabreeze Jazz Festival [PICS]

Click here for a full schedule of the 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival! 

Wow, what a fantastic weekend.  The Seabreeze Jazz Festival was clearly more packed this year than it has ever been.  Crowds extended past the perimeter sidewalk and “into the forest.”  With artists from Bryan Culberson, Euge Groove and Eric Darius, the weekend was rocking, smoothing, and grooving and could be heard from miles away.

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Pier Park New Year’s Eve Bash a Success [PICS]

For the third year in a row, Pier Park’s New Year’s Eve party was the largest on the beach.  With a family friendly atmosphere, tons of excellent live entertainment, 7,000 beach balls, loads of fireworks and a warm night, it’s no wonder this was the place to be.

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Pier Park Christmas Parade [Pictures]

With a brief break in the frigid weather, this year’s Christmas Parade was as great as ever.  With thousands of attendees lining the route that weaved through Pier Park and float riders passing out buckets of candy and beads, Saturday evening was a joyous time for all.

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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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Enormous Turnout for New Year's Eve at Pier Park

Definitely smashing the turnout record number from last year, this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration at Pier Park far exceeded expectations for success.  Last year’s event was immense, but this year the added elements brought out crowds by the thousands.  All through the night, we were continually amazed by the shear numbers of people that were everywhere.

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Recap: Panama City Beach's Best 4th of July Ever

4thofJuly199The title is obviously difficult to quantify, but as a lifelong resident of our great city, I can say without a doubt, that I’ve not experienced a better 4th of July on this beach before.

All week long you sensed the buzz. On Thursday afternoon you felt it. By Friday morning rumblings became a full-on stampede, all leading up to a Saturday 4th of July that, at least in one writer’s opinion, was Panama City Beach’s greatest Independence Day event ever.

It was a hot, very hot, but beautiful weekend perfect for beach lovers who showed up in droves. From end to end, Panama City Beach was packed with tourists. Hotels and Condos were sold out, restaurants stayed on waits, attractions were packed to the door and if you were brave enough to step foot into Walmart, you had no doubts as to the overwhelming surge of business.

The Veteran’s Memorial was rededicated at Pier Park where several Vets saluted the flag and prayed for soldiers currently protecting our country. Throughout the day there were concerts, contests and all sorts of food and fun to be had.

At sunset, the real show began. From Grand Lagoon down to Pier Park, Panama City Beach tourists and locals were witnesses to a stunning celebration. Night skies came to life, and Pier Park put on one of the most amazing fireworks displays I’ve ever seen. It was awesome.

I hope that this weekend’s events were not just benchmarks for future events, but a precursor to what Panama City Beach can expect in the years to come.

More pics and video to come soon.