Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium is giving Florida residents an early holiday gift of 50 percent off admission from Dec. 1-20.
'A Free Bird'
A movie shot in Panama City includes scenes in St. Andrews, home of the lead characters, Panama City Beach and area bayous. The film stars Russell Comegys, recently seen as the Hitchhiker on "The Walking Dead" "Clear" episode. "A Free Bird" will on DVD later this month, but you can view a trailer now.
End of the Season
Time's running short to enjoy your favorite seafoood and steak dishes at Capt. Anderson's Restaurant this year. The last day of the season is Saturday, Nov. 8. The restaurant will reopen on Feb. 5, 2015.
Mia, a 9-year-old Bottlenose Dolphin, gave birth to a baby at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Gulf World Marine Park. This baby is Gulf World's first attempt at artificial insemination.
The eighth annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach - the world's first projection art festival on Scenic Highway 30A - will take place over three summer evenings beginning Thursday, June 4, through Saturday, June 6. Tickets for Digital Graffiti, named one of the must-not miss "52 Amazing Weekends" by Florida Travel and Life magazine, will go on sale in March at DigitalGraffiti.com.
The comedian/actor will come to the Panama City Marina Civic Center stage on Dec. 12. Get tickets.
Award of Excellence
Fish Out of Water, a Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award winning-restaurant at WaterColor Inn and Resort, has received the 2014 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. On Aug. 19 in celebration of receiving the award, Fish Out of Water is offering a complimentary glass of select wine with each entree purchased when guests mention the award.
Certified for Good Works
Amavida Coffee & Tea has been recognized as a "B Corporation," for its high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Fewer than 1,000 companies in 32 countries have achieved the ranking. Specializing in organic and fair trade coffee, the company has an import and roasting operation in Panama City Beach and cafes in Panama City, Rosemary Beach and Seaside.
'Great Russian Nutcracker'
Tickets are on sale for Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" returning to the Panama City Marina Civic Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26.
USA TODAY lists Panama City Beach as one of the best places to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.
Best Beach on Earth?
The readers of Travel+Leisure magazine voted Seaside one of the best beaches on the planet, ranking the original "new urbanist" community on Scenic 30A as No. 1 for families.