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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Gazpacho and friends: Cold soups for a hot summer

Posted on — Addie Broyles Austin American-Statesman

The News Herald — When a reader emailed me a few weeks ago to request some cold soup recipes for summer, my mind immediately went to gazpacho.Spain’s most famous summer dish, gazpacho is somewhat well-known in America, but it’s not … (Read More)

Local couple brings ReefBoards to Panhandle

Posted on — By Nathan Cobb GateHouse Media Florida

The News Herald — A local couple is offering a more comfortable way to snorkel in the Emerald Coast. Their plan is to distribute the boards to companies for them to then rent out to customers.

Country artist Christon Birge follows dream

Posted on — JAN WADDY

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — Country artist Christon Birge has captured the sounds and smells of summer on his latest track — “Sunscreen on You.””I’m not trying to be a puppy mill of songs,” Birge said. “There’s just … (Read More)

Florida growth to top 300,000 people a year

Posted on — The News Service of Florida

The News Herald — TALLAHASSEE — Florida will continue growing by more than 300,000 people a year and will top 22 million residents in 2022, according to a report posted online this week by state economists.The Demographic Estimating Conference updated … (Read More)

Shipwreck, PCB named top 3 by TripAdvisor


The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards named Shipwreck Island Waterpark and Panama City Beach in the top 3 in their categories.Shipwreck Island Waterpark, 12201 Hutchison Boulevard, ranked top 3 for Best Water Parks in the U.S. Coming … (Read More)


Posted on — Melissa Clemmons The News Herald

The News Herald — The employee highlighted this week is a quiet and pleasant individual who brings a morale boost to everyone in his work environment. He loves to clean and has extensive experience as a cleaning technician. He enjoys … (Read More)

The only two margarita recipes you will ever need

Posted on — Addie Broyles Austin American-Statesman

The News Herald — Editor’s note: A version of this story was originally published on July 19, 2016.Have you ever wondered why rocks margaritas tasted more alcoholic than frozen margaritas? Or whether one had more overall ice and water than … (Read More)