This Week:Pirates, Ghosts, Witches, Gymnasts, and Disney Characters!

The week of October 5th to October 12th is filled with Pirates, ghosts and witches, gymnasts, and Disney Princesses in Panama City.

Pirates of the High Seas Festival

October 7th and 8th, 2011

Pirates are invading Panama City Beach Friday and Saturday at the High Seas Festival.  The festival will include pirate and wench costume contests, pet costume competitions, Mardi Gras style parades, beach ball drops, a 5K and half marathon, treasure hunts, face painting, pirate ship battles, children’s pirate parade, movie screenings, balloon making, and firework shows.

Please see the full article for detailed information and a complete event schedule.

Camp Helen State Park Ghost Walk and History Tour

October 8th, 2011

Saturday, for only $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children, you can join Camp Helen State Park for storytelling and historic re-enactments.  The event will take place from 5 – 8:30pm and is family-friendly.  Dress up in your favorite costume and bring a flashlight.  Please park at Winn Dixie and ride the free shuttle if you are able, parking at the park is limited to handicapped.

7th Annual Fall Into Edgewater

October 8th– 10th, 2011

Expecting a record number of athletes this year, is the Gymnastics Invitational competition at the Edgewater Beach Resort.  USAG levels 2-10 will be competing based on Region 8 Rules and Florida Rules, as well as AAU levels 2-8.  There will be a pool party from 6pm-8pm on Saturday to kick the competition off, followed by a weekend with two gyms full of talented gymnasts.

Three Classic Fairy Tales

October 9th, 2011

You can see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald Duck bringing alive Snow White, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast.  Disney Live! is an experience for the whole family – adventure, humor, and romance.  Tickets start at $17 and we’re offering a special discount to PCBDaily readers.  When you buy using this phone number (850-763-4696) and mention the name “BELLE” you’ll save $5.00 from total ticket price.  Not valid on Front Row/VIP.  Additional service/handling fees may apply.  The show is at 2:30 and 5:30pm at the Marianna Civic Center.

Have an amazing weekend, there are definitely a plethora of events to choose from!


Will Disney and Universal be coming here afterall?

This past week I was sent a document presentation of our area and the future planned growth that we will see in the coming years. It was put together by Accrue Planning. I couldn’t find anything about them on the web, but I decided to post it anyway. There is some good information, but there is also other information that I’m not sure how accurate it is. When I say I couldn’t find any information on the web, I should have been more specific in that I couldn’t find a website.

The document cites that there are no inventory, franchise, or state-level property taxes in our area and that our area remains to be attractive for businesses. Discussed in the 78,000 acre, master-planned West Bay Sector Plan by St. Joe and the new airport. Also discussed is the possibility of FedEx and UPS relocating their international operations centers here. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think that has been confirmed.

The Gulf Coast Parkway will stretch from 231 to 98, just west of Mexico Beach and will improve hurricane evacuation, open up more development opportunities and reduce traffic through Tyndall Air Force Base. The Gulf Coast Parkway is also expected to open up travel corridors from the East Bay area to the new Airport.

Currently, Highway 79 is undergoing a transformation to a four-lane highway up to I-10 and there are plans to widen highway 77 up to I-10 as well. Actually, this could have already happened or begun already. My travels do not take me up that road.

Also in the document in information about Disney and Universal Studios coming to our area. I know nothing of the validity of this information, but they are claiming that 55,000 acres known as “Moody Pastures” is under contract and that Disney has spent money on the site. Also discussed is the possibility of Universal coming to the East Bay area.

Once gain, I feel it necessary to note that I was unable to find information on the publisher of this document and I do not endorse the validity of the information it contains.

Here is the link to the document: Northwest Florida Future Development