It's a Boy!
Gulf World Marine Park recently announced the birth of a male Rough-toothed Dolphin, who was born at 5:58 p.m. June 27. His mother, Doris, stranded in 2004 on Cape San Blas, and the calf's father, Astro, stranded in 2005 in Houston. Both were deemed un-releasable by the U.S. government, and Gulf World volunteered to house them in long term human care. Gulf World's staff will continue monitoring the mom and new calf 24 hours a day for the next few weeks, since the first 30 days are critical to a calf's survival.
Save a couple of spots at the 2015 Seabreeze Jazz Festival and save $125 on a pair of four day general admission passes when you purchase tickets by Sept. 2 (Promo Code: SJF2015). All 2015 tickets, including After Parties and Jazz Cruises, are on sale: 800-595-4849 or SeabreezeJazzFestival.com.
Dave & Buster's opens in Pier Park on Memorial Day. Located at 15701 LC Hilton Jr. Drive, just across from The Grand Theatre, Dave & Buster's features a gourmet menu, large sports bar and more than 140 interactive games and simulators.
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.
World's Most Beautiful
Panama City Beach ranks 51 on CNN's list of World's 100 best beaches for its "emerald waters, blinding white sand, colorful reefs, fishing and hard-core people-watching." Highlights also include dive spots and Goofy Golf.
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.