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Cooking Together with Chef Philippe Robles

Monte Cristo Strata Your perfect Christmas side dish or Holidays Pot-Luck Ingredients Feeds 8 people Softened butter One 1 1/4-pound loaf bakery white bread—crusts removed, bread sliced (about 18 slices) 1/4 cup grainy mustard 1 pound thinly sliced Virginia ham 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon, plus more for garnish 3/4-pound Gruyère cheese, coarsely shredded (3 cups) […]

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Panama City Beach New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop

Panama City Beach may be best known for fun in the sun, but one of Northwest Florida’s most exciting annual events happens after dark: The New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop!   Come to Panama City Beach on December 31st to enjoy not one but two great opportunities to welcome in the New Year at […]

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employee spotlight

During the days following Michael, our employees displayed extraordinary strength and dedication to Resort Collection, putting their personal needs second to the company. We saw them show up for work the day following the storm, when lines of communication were nonexistent, to help in any way they could. We are in awe of their commitment […]

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How to donate after Hurricane Michael

“If you can be patient as you are generous, we can make it through this wonderfully.”   As images of Hurricane Michael’s devastation in Bay County and surrounding areas spread in the days following the storm, groups motivated by compassion began sending supplies to the storm-hit areas. That generosity is appreciated, but the trailer-clogged roads […]

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Tourism marketing backed after Hurricane Michael, red tide

The crisis-response campaign, which is something Visit Florida officials admit they have had to become experts at the past few years, will expand as counties still digging out from Michael are able to start welcoming visitors.   The state’s tourism-marketing arm wants to send a message to potential visitors: Hurricane damage and fish-killing red tide […]

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Bay County Employers Are Hiring After Hurricane Michael

The largest employers in Bay County are showing that Hurricane Michael can’t run them out of town. But housing will play a key role in keeping businesses—and their employees—afloat. Becca Hardin, president of the Bay Economic Development Alliance, said while it’s too early to tell how much of the county’s workforce was lost, major employers […]

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Congress Cracking Down on Airline Seats

Tired of Being Stuffed in an Airplane Seat? Congress Is Trying to Help! Airlines would prefer less regulation, not more. Yet we don’t expect they’ll be affected much by these Congressional proposals. It should be business-as-usual if and when the bill passes. — Brian Sumers The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new […]

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Panama City Beach Oktoberfest

Get ready for Panama City Beach Oktoberfest! It’s that time of year again…for great beer and brats in Panama City Beach! This October 12-14th at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park, Panama City Beach Oktoberfest is on for two days of German and locally brewed beer, food, music and activities for kids and families. The […]

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Locals Love PCB in the Fall

5 Reasons Why Locals Love Fall in Panama City Beach and why you should too!   It’s no secret that Panama City Beach is THE Florida beach to visit in the peak of summertime. However, it is our opinion that the fall season is the absolute best time of year to plan a trip down […]

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Florida Extends Tourism Boost to Gulf Coast Locales Hurt by Red Tide

Much of Florida’s beaches remain pristine and algae-free and other parts of the state are seeing a boost as tourists relocate their vacations. This year’s red tide is the latest wake-up call to climate change that the state’s tourism industry has had to grapple with. — Dan Peltier   Red tide, a naturally occurring toxic […]

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