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Category Archives: Beach Insider

Emerald Coast Theatre stages seventh professional season

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — MIRAMAR BEACH — With its seventh season of theatrical productions fast approaching, Emerald Coast Theatre Co. has established a track record of staging thought-provoking productions, supporting creative collaborations and providing a valuable community resource.“We are so … (Read More)

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)

Hunting for tarpon in the shallows

Posted on — By Anthony Watson Special to The News Herald

The News Herald — I have been getting calls and seeing social media about tarpon being caught all along the local beaches. I have caught two tarpons between 3- and 4-feet long in my lifetime — on accident — but … (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)

Shooting the Shot: IRONMAN


The News Herald — For those who think a marathon is just not hard enough, Panama City Beach offers IRONMAN competitions.

‘Chasin’ the Sun’ in Panama City Beach

Posted on — By Frank Sargeant Special to The News Herald

The News Herald — Justin Leake and Matt Smith grew up doing what they loved — enjoying the abundant resources of Florida’s Panhandle Coast. As youngsters living close together in Bay County, they rode their bikes to go fishing, swimming … (Read More)