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Category Archives: Beach Insider


Freedom Rocks

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — COVID-19 limits Fourth of July celebrations along the Gulf Coast



Cruise the beach at Florida Jeep Jam

Posted on — JAN WADDY

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — The fifth annual Florida Jeep Jam is gearing up for Father’s Day weekend.The annual event for Jeep enthusiasts features special events and vendors, as well as supporting local charities. The pre-party begins … (Read More)


June fishing heats up

Posted on — By Frank Sargeant Special to The News Herald

The News Herald — As the coasts reopen, fishing looks good across the Panhandle








Opening in phases

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — Gov. Ron DeSantis has allowed a phased reopening of businesses and public areas, including some state parks. Here is what’s happening in our area:STATE PARKSEffective May 4, Camp Helen State Park at … (Read More)




Florida Jeep Jam crawls to June

Posted on — JAN WADDY

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — The fifth annual Florida Jeep Jam has been moved from May to Father’s Day weekend.“With many events all over the country and especially in our area having already been canceled, we didn’t … (Read More)



The show must go on(line)

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — MIRAMAR BEACH — At Emerald Coast Theatre Co., when one curtain falls, another rises.They are following CDC guidelines and have closed their physical doors at 560 Grand Blvd. in Miramar Beach because of the COVID-19 crisis. … (Read More)




Fall of the Magic Mountain

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — Time, as J.R.R. Tolkein told us, devours all things — even beats high mountains down.Time finally caught up with the Magic Mountain on Front Beach Road this month. Originally constructed in the … (Read More)





CELEBRATE OUTDOORS: Shorebirds nesting earlier

Posted on — NEWS HERALD STAFF REPORT

The News Herald — According to a release from Audubon Florida, the season’s first reported nests have come from Dog Island, with three Snowy Plover pairs successfully laying eggs about mid-February. The season historically began on March 1.







Cruise into the Weekend

Posted on — TONY SIMMONS

The News Herald — PANAMA CITY BEACH — The spring rally of Emerald Coast Cruizin’ is in full gear at Aaron Bessant Park this weekend.The event began early with vendor village set-up, block parties, live music and more starting Wednesday. … (Read More)