PCB Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Panama City has already held several events that have benefited Breast Cancer Awareness including; Bras Over the Beach and the 7th Annual Tickled Pink.  October isn’t quite over yet and there are still a few events that will benefit the fight against this disease.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k will be taking place Saturday, October 15th.  Registration will be at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park at 7:00 a.m., or you can register your team online. The walk/run will begin at 8:00 a.m, and the celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Each member to raise $100 will earn an event T-shirt and for each team that raises $250, the team captain will earn an event tote.   So get ready to walk and fight back against breast cancer!

Little Black Dress at The Boatyard

Ladies, put on your favorite little black dress for a night full of fun, live entertainment, and free champagne!   Little Black Dress is a monthly event held at Boatyard, on every third Thursday of the month where Chef Konrad features a delicious new dinner.  (This week it is on the 20th.)    If you are looking to turn a few heads  then you will have a chance to be chosen as the next “LBD” model and receive a $50 dollar gift card to The Boatyard!  Most importantly, all proceeds from LBD events go to the American Cancer Society, go out and enjoy the festivities!

Quick facts about Breast Cancer
  • More than 39,520 women die from cancer each year, making it the second highest cause of female deaths.
  • Both men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer, however; it is more common in women.
  • Those who have relatives that have had breast cancer are at more risk to be diagnosed themselves.
  • The colors for men’s breast cancer are pink and blue.

Click here to learn more about breast cancer.

Bunco Event at Boatyard to Benefit Rehab

Girls to the Rescue, a group of local ladies who want to support recovery, have put together a Bunco tournament for this Sunday at the Boatyard Restaurant.

All proceeds raised by this event will go towards Bridging The Gap Recovery treatment center.

Bridging The Gap is a new Drug and Alcohol treatment facility in Panama City Beach.

In a world that usually glamorizes the eccentric escapades of celebrity dependency (think Charlie Sheen, Lindsey Lohan, Melanie Griffith and countless more) the reality of addiction is that it can happen to anyone. The rich and famous, the head-honcho of a major corporation, or the little old lady living next door.

Some addictions creep in quietly, while others bowl you over from the first moment the drug or alcohol hits your system. Regardless of how or when addiction hits, the end result is always the same. You feel alone, scared and unable to pull yourself out of the darkness.

Thankfully, there are places like Bridging The Gap Recovery (BTG) center that provide an environment capable of  assisting those with dependency issues,  on their road to recovery.

BTG is located in Panama City Beach, and is the first center in Bay County to focus entirely on treating Drug and Alcohol dependency. The combination treatment blends therapy, 12-step programs and counseling, as well as working to establish the life coping skills necessary for long-term recovery.

The Rehab has been receiving a warm welcome by the community, and support of the new treatment center has been extensive.  Leading the way, is a local group of women dubbed Girls To The Rescue. The group is a strong advocate of recovery, and are showing their support by organizing a Bunco tournament for this Sunday (March 13) at the Boatyard Restaurant.

All funds raised by the event, will go towards scholarships for those in need of treatment but unable to afford it. As of this moment, there are over 70 tickets sold and numerous local businesses are showing their support by way of table sponsorships, donations and gifts. The event starts around 4pm, with Game Play at 5pm.

Advance tickets available at Sharp Carpet Lighting, etc. Advance tickets are $15, or $20 at the door and for non-players, tickets run about $10.

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Weekend Events – Unique Christmas Shopping, Festival of Trees, Books, Arts, Parades and more!

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Looks like Panama City Beach is a fantastic place to kick off your holiday season! We’ve got a lot of unique gift shopping opportunities this weekend, a chance to run off some of that dressing from last week, “A Christmas Carol” as well as the inaugural Grand Lagoon Boat Parade! You don’t want to miss this – get all of your Christmas shopping done, relax, AND have a blast- all at the same time!
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4 Restaurants in Panama City Beach Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

Your best meal ever and no dishes to wash. Just memories to savor.

We here in Panama City Beach have so much for which to be thankful, and we sure are thankful for our friends who come to visit for the holidays. Several area restaurants are going all out to serve a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these menus: there’s more than just turkey! Several of these restaurants are accepting reservations as well- call now and come on down and relax!
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Grand Lagoon Bridge Ground Breaking Thursday

Bring your cameras and your congrats for the ground breaking ceremony of the new Grand Lagoon Bridge takes place Thursday morning at 10 am.  The weather is sure to be perfect and the future holds a higher bridge that will accept taller boats and more water under its spans.

In the works for quite some time now, the new Grand Lagoon Bridge finally got the green light when funding was secured over the summer.  With over $15 million in the bank the County Comission awarded the construction contract to C. W. Roberts Contracting, Inc.

The ground breaking takes place at 10 am sharp on October 1, 2009 at Captain Anderson’s Restaurant in the Captain’s Room.

Construction Contract Awarded for New Grand Lagoon Bridge

These are exciting times, exciting times indeed.  I can remember just a few short years ago attending a meeting about the Grand Lagoon Bridge reconstruction and seeing the cool plans, dreaming of a time when larger boats and more traffic could traverse the area, knowing it was all just hopeful aspirations.  The plans had been in the works for years, but funding for the project was a pipe-dream, until just recently.

As quoted from our previous post on the new Grand Lagoon Bridge:

“Currently, Bay County has $19,462,409 to fund this project with $5,629,822 from local stimulus funds, $9,299,990 from state stimulus funds and $4,532,597 from grants that Bay County has been working on for years.  Based on the cost estimate, Bay County has all the money necessary to fund the entire project.”

As of today, the Bay County Commissioners have awarded the construction contract of the Grand Lagoon Bridge Replacement and Roadway Widening to C. W. Roberts Contracting, Inc for $14,833,745.75.  In addition, the Bay County Commissioners awarded the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) contract for the Grand Lagoon Bridge Replacement and Roadway Widening Project to Metric Engineering, Inc. for $1,389,992.00.

Construction has been planned to start soon after Labor Day, beginning with the construction of a temporary bridge and the demolition of the existing structure.  You can bet I’ll be there.