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One of Seaside’s oldest businesses

Posted on — By Nathan Cobb GateHouse Media Florida

The News Herald — SEASIDE — The owners of a 30A original said they knew the area was special, but never expected it to attract this much attention.Located under Central Square Records lies one of the oldest members of the … (Read More)

New ride sharing company launches in Walton

Posted on — By Nathan Cobb GateHouse Media Florida

The News Herald — Backed by more than 60 drivers as of last week, the company’s current coverage extends from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Bay County to Pensacola International Airport.

These piña colada muffins are perfect for summer

Posted on — Addie Broyles Austin American-Statesman

The News Herald — Tis the season for random baking, right?Earlier this month, I came across this recipe for piña colada muffins in the new cookbook from QVC mega star David Venable. (Don’t believe me? He sells more cookbooks than Giada.)I … (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)

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)