Now it is easier to get to Panama City Beach from Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham and more! Southern Airways Express, a small airline that services seven small Southern cities, is now flying to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
Direct flights to and from our airport are: Birmingham, Memphis, New Orleans and Oxford, MS.
Fans of wooden roller coasters will be happy to hear that the rumors seem to be true. Plans have been in the works for quite some time .. the Starliner is coming home.
Many locals and tourists loved this iconic coaster from Miracle Strip Amusement Park, which closed in 2004 and will be happy to see its return, hopefully next year. The park plans a move to a larger location which will provide the space to house the roller coaster, and more rides.
For more info on the plans, as well as the history of the coaster and its whereabouts since 2004, read the following articles:
Wonder what you can do with extra junk on your property? Take care of it this weekend.
Bay County's annual Waste Amnesty Days and Recycling Round-up will be Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Steelfield Landfill located at 11411 Landfill Road in West Bay, off State 79.
Residents may drop off yard debris, household garbage and hazardous waste at no charge and are encouraged to bring recyclable materials as well. Fish ponds stocked by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will be open to fishing for customers who drop off any recyclable item from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers must supply their own fishing equipment and bait, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is open to Bay County residents only. Proof of residency is required (e.g., driver's license, power bill, voter registration card).
Regulations prohibit disposing appliances, household hazardous waste, small engine-containing devices and tires in landfills. The landfill accepts these items but must process them separately from other waste. If possible, please stage these materials in the load so they can be dropped off at the designated area.
Bay County will not accept gas cylinders, explosive materials, ammunition or flares. However, residential-sized propane tanks are accepted. The normal tipping fees will still apply to commercial customers.
"This is something we do as a service to the community, giving people an opportunity to clean up their properties and also dispose of household hazardous waste properly without concern about it damaging the local environment," said Solid Waste Director Jamie Jones.
For more information, contact Bay County Solid Waste Management at 236-2212.
3203 Fitness Center's celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day will take place at 3203 East Hwy 98 Business in Panama City on 29 May 2013
3203 Fitness Center will join an estimated 1,000 local events to celebrate the 20th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on May 29, 2013. As an official host site, 3203 fitness Center will hold a day of Free Fitness Class Demonstrations, Information, Speakers and give a ways on the 29th.
On this day, 3203 Fitness Center will join with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country expected to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care. According to Charlie Kitzmiller, “Our Senior Health and Fitness Day is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness and live our motto of “Good Health and Long Life”.
3203 Fitness Center's celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day will take place at 3203 East Hwy 98 Business in Panama City on 29 May 2013, starting at 10:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.
For more information about the 3203 Fitness Center National Senior Health and Fitness Day, companies and organizations wishing to display information or co-sponsor the event please contact Lucretia Wentworth at 850.481.1396 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about this event and the fitness center, please visit the fitness center website.
Covenant Hospice present their 11th annual Mask Parade and Gala Under the Sea
Enjoy an exciting evening filled with dinner, dancing and entertainment. The 2013 silent auction includes masks painted by celebrities such as: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tony from Dancing with the Stars, Arnold Palmer, Jim Belushi, Coach Bobby Bowden and many more! Make sure to stay for the fun as we kick off the live auction towards the end of the evening. For more info and to purchase tickets visit the official event website.
The next Warrior Beach Retreat begins today, April 9th, with a ceremony on Thursday, April 11th. For approximate times and locations where you can show your support for these heroes, visit their events page on their website.
The brand new amphitheater at Aaron Bessant Park, adjacent to Pier Park, will open tomorrow evening, April 5th. with a Grand Opening celebration. The free event will include a Pops concert and fireworks display.
The event kicks off at 6:30pm with a ribbon cutting, followed by the concert and then fireworks to top off the night. Seating is on the lawn so make sure you bring your chairs and blankets.
Two fun Easter events are planned back to back on Saturday morning, March 30.
First, at 10am the City of Panama City Beach will hold the official Easter Egg Hunt at Frank Brown Park.
The Easter Bunny will be at Miracle Strip at Pier Park for this year's Easter Egg Scramble. From the news release:
"Children will have an ‘egg’cellent time as they collect Easter eggs filled with sweet treats and fun surprises. The scramble will consist of four different age groups: ages three and under; ages four and five; ages six through eight; and ages nine and up. Registration is not required and as always, entry into the park is free.
As an added bonus, families are invited to jump on the Scrambler after the scramble or relax while taking in the breathtaking sites of Pier Park and Panama City Beach from atop the ferris wheel, with specials on unlimited rider armbands for the whole family. Who knows – you may even have the chance to sock hop with the Easter Bunny himself!"