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The 4th INDUS golf tournament to benefit warriors wounded in combat will be held Friday, May 3, 2024, at the Baypoint Golf Club 4701 Bay Point Rd., Panama City. Registration and sponsorship packages are available at www.industechnology.com. Warrior Beach Retreat, Inc. began their local nonprofit almost 15 years ago after...
While the school has only been open to students since 2021, A. Gary Walsingham Academy is making great strides with student involvement in student-led organizations. Staff and students have partnered together to create student-led ITV shows, Safety Patrol, monthly Pep Rallies and PBIS celebrations. These student-led activities give greater...
By Paul Bonnette When you mention the Patronis Family, perhaps one of the first things that springs to mind is Captain Anderson’s Restaurant. Known for its fresh seafood, cozy atmosphere, and famous tagline, “Dine early and watch the fleet unload,” Captain Anderson’s and the Patronis Family have been synonymous with...
By Lee Ann Leonard, Pier Park Director of Marketing & Business Development Pier Park invites area residents and visitors to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at the shopping, dining and entertainment complex. The mall offers numerous ways to enjoy the holiday weekend and to surprise mom. Activities and gift ideas include: Bath...
By Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Extension I must admit I absolutely love southern magnolias, but I understand they are not popular with every gardener. They grow quite large, their thick, evergreen leaves are difficult to rake, and roots may surface causing issues in confined spaces. I get it, it is not...
By Mark McQueen, Superintendent, Bay District Schools As April unfolds, a month marked by various celebrations, my attention is on our upcoming observance of the Month of the Military Child. This tribute holds a special place in my life as the Superintendent of Bay District Schools, a military child myself,...
By Ed Offley A Florida Panhandle recovery program for women has reached a major milestone with the transformation of a former doctors’ office building in Panama City to its third thrift store. The Path of Grace Thrift Store is an 11,000-square-foot retail outlet featuring clothing, furniture and household goods, said store...
By Mayor Mark Sheldon It is an incredible time to be a part of the greater PCB community. We are a City built on welcoming visitors from all walks of life to our beautiful beaches. For decades visitors have relocated here, becoming locals. That trend continues and with it comes...
By Peter Fischetti About a year ago, Jim Smith was driving along Beach Drive in Panama City when he noticed a historical marker and stopped to read it. The marker recognized the “significant contribution” of residents in the area who extracted salt—an important preservative at the time—to the Confederate States...
UNwineD presented by Publix April 5-6 A two-day Southern garden party in Aaron Bessant Park featuring superb craft beer, spirits, and wine from around the world, plus culinary creations by Northwest Florida’s leading chefs. At its heart, UNwineD is a stylish garden party that showcases the best of the region. Friday...