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Port St. Joe Named #1 Pet Friendly Beach

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Jul 18, 2019 at 1:00 AM     Hurricane Michael apparently did little damage to the area’s reputation as a vacation destination. Last week, a nationwide charter fishing booking website, FishingBooker, named Port St. Joe among the top nine unspoiled vacation locations. This week, it Read More

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Happy Birthday St. Vincent Island!

By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Jul 11, 2019 at 1:00 AMUpdated Jul 11, 2019 at 8:32 AM     St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge is showing its age and that is a positive for the island one researcher once called a “jewel.” Turning 51 in National Wildlife Refuge years this month, the island has Read More

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Under the Stars…

By Patti Blake | The News Herald Posted Jun 28, 2019 at 5:00 AM     There’s something special about the night sky over Cape San Blas, and photographers are flocking to the area to capture it. Photos of the Donna Kay shrimp boat under a starry night sky are becoming increasingly popular on social media feeds like Milky Way Chasers Read More

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Artists to descend on Forgotten Coast

By Special to The Star Posted Apr 25, 2019 at 1:01 AM     If you see artists setting up easels on Reid Ave. you’ll know that it’s plein air season in Port St Joe. Plein air is a French term meaning painting in open air. And that’s why you’ll see artists everywhere, capturing our coast, salt marshes, marina, streets and Read More

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Hurricane Center reclassifies Michael to Category 5, the first such storm to make landfall since 1992

Category 5 Hurricane Michael at landfall in Florida. (University of Wisconsin at Madison) By Ian Livingston, Washington Post April 19 Monster hurricane Michael, which decimated the Florida panhandle last October, is now rated at the top of the scale for classifying these destructive storms. The National Hurricane Center announced Friday that it had reclassified Michael as Read More

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Things to do this weekend…

By Star Staff Report Posted at 1:01 AM     Legion Fish/Fry BBQ Chicken Dinner. The Willis V. Rowan American Legion Post 116 will host its annual Fish Fry/Chicken BBQ on Good Friday, April 19 at the Centennial Building Park area (rain or shine) beginning at 11 ET until the food runs out. Cost of a plate is Read More

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President Signs Amendment taking 40 acres of the Cape out of the CBRA zone

Mar 14 at 8:46 AM Next GREAT News! By Tim Croft / The Port St. Joe Star | 850-227-7827 / @PSJ_Star | tcroft@starfl.com Posted Mar 14, 2019 at 1:01 AM    President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon signed legislation that included an amendment removing some 40 acres in Gulf County from a Coastal Barriers Resource Act (CBRA) zone. The bill, a lands package combining Read More

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Tourism money going to storm-damaged areas of Florida

Posted: 2:57 PM, February 25, 2019Updated: 2:57 PM, February 25, 2019 Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s tourism-marketing arm Monday awarded $858,000 to communities that sustained heavy damage in Hurricane Michael. Visit Florida announced tourism-promotion money will be divided among the Panama City Community Development Council, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau Read More