New “User-Friendly” Dates Announced For Big Bend 2017 Recreational Bay Scallop Season

BY Tommy Thompson | Feb 11, 2017 | Events and Family Activities

In recent years, Florida’s Recreational Bay Scallop harvest rules were fairly simple.  You could “catch” your limit of these tasty morsels from the Pasco/Hernando County line to the Mexico Beach Canal from July 1 until September 24th.  Some places were better than others with regards to the size and number of scallops available.  But now, […]

Roy’s Restaurant–A Hurricane Hermine Survival Story

BY Tommy Thompson | Dec 13, 2016 | Food and Dining

Roy’s Restaurant is located on CR361 (1st Street) in Steinhatchee, Florida Florida’s Big Bend was damaged by Hurricane Hermine, which wasn’t so much a wind event as a tidal surge event.  Most of the damage to our coastal towns happened over the Labor Day weekend in early September, and Roy’s Restaurant in Steinhatchee is one […]

Gainesville’s Swamp Head Brewery–Take A Tour and A Taste

BY Tommy Thompson | Dec 08, 2016 | Food and Dining

Microbreweries are popping up all over Florida.  Most make great craft beer and some are larger and more elaborate than others.  If you want to experience one of the best, head over to Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville.  Swamp Head opened in 2008 and eventually grew out of its original location and moved to the […]

A Taste of Cedar Key–December 17, 2016

BY Tommy Thompson | Nov 27, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Cedar Key–A View From The Gulf It takes a lot to keep the citizens of the Cedar Key community from having a good time.  This year, a hurricane tried, but the folks there have rebounded and now plan the annual “A Taste of Cedar Key” for December 17. The event will be held at the […]

Enjoy The Winter Wonderettes at Monticello’s Opera House

BY Tommy Thompson | Nov 21, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

The Monticello Opera House The Winter Wonderettes Produced by MadCo Monticello Acting & Dance Co. Musical—Dinner & Show The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring […]

Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival, Perry, Fl–December 9 & 10/2016

BY Tommy Thompson | Nov 21, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Don’t miss the festivities at the 2016 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival in Perry, Florida.  The event starts on Friday, December 9 and continues until the BBQ Cook-Off Awards on Saturday night.  In the meantime, while you’re not eating pulled pork or snacking on festival “fare”, you can listen to some great music. Nationally […]

Visit Wakulla County’s Natural Attractions

BY Tommy Thompson | Nov 10, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Unspoiled by over-commercialized attractions and devoid of a hectic atmosphere, Wakulla County provides a natural getaway. Rich in history, wildlife and adventures that include hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, fishing and snorkeling, Wakulla County is the destination for families to enjoy quality time together. The Gulf Specimen Aquarium in Panacea is the perfect place for kids […]

Holey Moley–A Great Breakfast and Lunch Option at Cedar Key!

BY Tommy Thompson | Nov 10, 2016 | Food and Dining

Ask just about anyone in the coastal community of Cedar Key about breakfast or lunch, and you’ll likely get “Holey Moley” as part of your answer. Located downtown at 510 Second Street, this small, friendly restaurant/diner/coffee shop is a short walk from almost any of the larger motels, condos and even the boat basin.  And […]

35th Annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival, November 19 & 20, 2016

BY Tommy Thompson | Oct 25, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

Fall is here and Yankeetown’s famous “no-see-ums”* have succumbed to the cool weather, making a walk through the annual Seafood Festival lots of fun for the entire family.  Yankeetown is a historic town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is the southernmost town in our Natural North Florida region. It’s located on SR40, just west of […]

Jefferson County Fair and BBQ Cook-Off, November 12

BY Tommy Thompson | Oct 19, 2016 | Events and Family Activities

  The Monticello-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2nd annual – Jefferson’s County Fair and BBQ Cook-Off scheduled to take place on November 12 and will be hosted in Lloyd, Florida at the Lloyd Arena.  The festival, will host a variety of food contests aimed at BBQ fans, providing various entertainment shows that […]

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