It's a girl ... and a boy!
Gulf World Marine Park has announced the birth of a second dolphin. Indie, a 12-year-old Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a male calf at 4:17 a.m. May 22. Sandy, also an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin, gave birth to a girl at 3:33 a.m. May 16 at Gulf World Marine Park. The father of both calves is an 18-year-old Bottlenose on loan from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Gulf World is taking baby name suggestions from staff and guests over the next month.
Gulf Coast Jam
Tickets are on sale for the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam on Sept. 26-28 in Panama City Beach with Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, The Charlie Daniels Band, X Factor Winner Tate Stevens, Darryl Worley, Blackberry Smoke and more than 30 other acts. The jam will feature music on six stages, including three daytime beach stages and the main headline stage at Frank Brown Park. General Admission tickets, good for all three days, are on sale for $119 and will continue increasing in increments up to $189. Tickets, lodging packages and more info: GulfCoastJam.com or 888-512-7469.
New Sushi Bar
Firefly, which received Florida Trend magazine's Golden Spoon Award for the third year in a row, recently expanded with the addition of four private dining rooms and a new sushi bar. Reservations:(850) 249-3359 (FFLY) or FireflyPCB.com.
The WaterColor Inn and Resort was one of 226 places showcased by Forbes Travel Guide in its 55th annual listing of five- and four-star hotel, restaurants and spas. The WaterColor resort also offers fine dining at Fish Out of Water.
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.