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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Seaside set to gain Cuban eatery

Posted on — By Nathan Cobb GateHouse Media Florida

The News Herald — SEASIDE — An upcoming food joint is set to bring some Cuban flavor to the Seaside scene.Owned by the trio that brought Crepe Du Soleil to the area last year, Cocina Cubana is expected to open … (Read More)

Pretty in Pink


The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — ZooWorld is now home to nine flamingos, and three are so young they aren’t even pink yet.The new flamingos are are a mix of Chilean and Lesser Flamingos, which are easy to … (Read More)

Navarre Beach breaking tourism records

Posted on — The News Herald

The News Herald — NAVARRE BEACH — For a fifth consecutive year, Navarre Beach likely will attract a record number of tourists this summer, if the off-season is any indication.Between the shoulder months of October 2018 and April 2019, tourist … (Read More)

New businesses for Bay City Point


The News Herald — PANAMA CITY — Development for phase two of Bay City Point is underway and several businesses have been confirmed, city officials said Friday.“Currently we have approved development orders for 5-Below and McDonald’s,” Caitlin Lawrence, public information … (Read More)

Eye Center now fully operational

Posted on — By Staff Report

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY — The Eye Center of North Florida has officially reopened its full-service eye care clinic to full operational status, the center announced Wednesday.The Eye Center “was not spared by the wrath of Hurricane Michael,” … (Read More)

US home prices outpaced income growth in 2018

Posted on — By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer

The News Herald — WASHINGTON — Home prices in 2018 climbed 4.5%, while incomes grew 3.2%, according to CoreLogic real estate figures and government wage data released Friday.The gap suggests that affordability is worsening. Still, this gap appears to be … (Read More)