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Cat Country’s Best Christmas Light Displays

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by Candy

We put it to you on Facebook (and you can add to it at https://www.facebook.com/catcountry987 ) to find the best Christmas Light Displays in Cat Country. It doesn’t have to be a business – you let us know where and we’ll post it here:

 

This is a business in Milton it looks like – and very loved: Its called Sowell Road North Pole Christmas Display located at 7650 Sowell Road Milton FL  (pictured above) This is their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/sowellsnorthpole

There is a beautiful home in East Hill at 17th and Gadsen I believe. This person goes all out!

Im not sure of the exact address, but under the tree canopy on 12th Avenue (off of 12th before it turns in to Fairfield) – the closest cross strret is Barcia – always has an amazing displays of inflatables.

Bellingrath Gardens is in Mobile and is amazing. See the website for details: http://www.bellingrath.org/mcil.html

Hank Aaron Stadium has the Christmas Nights of Lights  Here is the website for more info:  http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20141105&content_id=100629282&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t417&sid=t417

Wind Creek Casino in Atmore has an amazing winter wonderland display every year too: http://windcreekatmore.com/

Zoo Lights is phenomenal and you’ll find it at – where else? The Gulf Breeze Zoo!  http://www.gulfbreezezoo.org/Events/SpecialEvents/ZooLights.aspx

Pelican Drop 2015

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by brent

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What is the Pelican Drop?

The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is proud to offer Gulf Coast residents an exciting and unique celebration to ring in the new year.

Ring in the new year in Downtown Pensacola with The Pensacola Pelican Drop™, a free event unique to the Gulf Coast. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continue until 12:30 a.m.

Throughout the evening the giant Pelican (14 feet tall, with a 20-foot wingspan) is perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform at the intersection of Palafox and Government Streets. Although Palafox and Government Street will be closed to traffic, area restaurants will be open and additional vendors will be providing refreshments (no alcohol sales). Live performances on three outdoor stages provide ongoing entertainment throughout the evening. The popular kids’ area will be expanded this year and will feature the special kids’ countdown at 8 p.m. with confetti and the “bubble stomp.” At the stroke of midnight, the whole city celebrates as the Pelican descends amidst fireworks and more confetti.

The event is expected to be a huge hit with over 50,000 revelers in attendance.

Tips

  1. LOCATION
    Palafox Place will close down for a massive party. Street closures begin on the morning of December 31st and continue until 1 am.
  2. PARKING
    There is plenty of handicap and regular parking in the Jefferson garage as well as the local parking lots downtown.
  3. ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE BEST VIEW OF THE PELICAN DROP
    Folks begin arriving as early as 5pm on December 31 for the family friendly events. Some of the prime viewing spots will be filled by mid-evening.
  4. HIT THE BATHROOM FIRST
    There are public portable restrooms through out the event location.
  5. FOOD AND BEVERAGES
    The local bars and restaurants will be open to buy food and drinks as well as food vendors on the streets. No coolers please.
  6. BE READY FOR CROWDS
    Approximately twenty-five thousand people will end up on Palafox Place the night of New Year’s Eve.
  7. NO ANIMALS
    Only service animals allowed.
  8. BE PATIENT AND HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR
    Your feet will get stomped on. People will block your view. Someone is bound to bump into you. Keep your cool and you (& those around you) will enjoy the New Year’s Eve Pelican Drop.
  9. CONSIDER THE WEATHER
    The weather in Pensacola on New Year’s Eve can vary widely. If it’s going to rain or be bitterly cold, you might want to consider dressing for the weather, with extra layers to add as it gets later and colder. Remember for the Ball Drop in New York City the average temperature is 28 low and 42 high compared to Pensacola’s temperature of 45 low to 63 high.
  10. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PLAN TO ARRIVE HOME SAFELY.

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Downtown Improvement Board Sunbelt Rentals WEAR Pensacola News Journal Jackson's SteakhouseThe Fish House The Deck Bar at Fish House Atlas Oyster House Buffalo RockBuggy Worx Eager Beaver Tree Service Noah's Ark Self Storage Pensacola Parade People
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Christmas Wishes

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by brent

Christmas Wishes will be granted from December 1 – December 24. 

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Brad Paisley – January 23 – Pensacola Bay Center

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by brent

WHAT :: Brad Paisley
with special guests Parmalee and The Swon Brothers

WHERE :: Pensacola Bay Center

WHEN :: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8:00pm

ONSALE :: Friday, November 21st, at 10am

PRICES :: $59.00, $49.00, $29.00

TICKETS :: Pensacolabaycenter.com, Rodizio Grill Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, & 800-745-3000

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BRAD PAISLEY EXTENDS COUNTRY NATION WORLD TOUR

presented by KRAFT Cheese

 

Last Leg of Tour Launches January 17 in Morgantown, WV

Special Guests include Parmalee and The Swon Brothers

                                                                                                                Brad Paisley – Photo By: Jim Shea

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2014) Country music superstar Brad Paisley has announced the extension of his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese through March 2015.  The last leg of the tour will kick off on January 17 in Morgantown, WV – Paisley’s home state.  Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 21 at 10AM. Special guests on the tour will be Stoney Creek Records family band Parmalee and Arista Nashville recording duo The Swon Brothers.

 

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley earned the first of his 22 #1 singles in 1999, writing or co-writing 19 of them. His latest single, “Perfect Storm,” is from his chart topping 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk. He is currently headlining his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese through the fall. Paisley has recently partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. Fans can look for him to return with Carrie Underwood for the seventh consecutive year as hosts of Country Music’s Biggest Night™, when The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live from Nashville, November 5, on ABC. Connect with Brad through www.BradPaisley.com www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley; Twitter @BradPaisley; Instagram@BradPaisley and YouTube YouTube.com/BradPaisley

 

 

About Parmalee

Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee is a family band comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar). Last year, Parmalee dominated the country radio charts with the multi-week #1, GOLD-selling single “Carolina” which made history in 2013 as the longest #1 trek by a vocal duo or group in the Billboard Country Airplay chart’s 24-year history. “Carolina” was also voted #1 by fans on SiriusXM The Highway’s “Hot 30 LIVE” countdown. Parmalee’s Top 40 debut country radio single, “Musta Had A Good Time” was voted #1 by fans for four consecutive weeks onSiriusXM The Highway¹s “Hot 30 LIVE” and its video reached #1 on CMT’s PURE 12-Pack Countdown. The song has appeared on nationally broadcast sporting events from the NFL to the PGA and the MLB. Parmalee’s latest hit, “Close Your Eyes,” is now cresting TOP 10 at country radio. All three hits appear on Parmalee’s debut album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA. This year, Parmalee earned a Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice Country Group” and was a semi-finalist nominee ACM “New Artist of the Year.” The band is currently nominated for a 2015 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Country Group.”

For more information visit http://parmalee.com

 

About The Swon Brothers

Arista Nashville recording duo The Swon Brothers (Zach and Colton) are poised to release their new single, “Pray for You,” the follow-up to their Top 15 debut single, “Later On.”  Performing professionally since childhood – and honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame – the Muskogee, OK, natives first hit the national radar charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities as finalists on “Team Blake” in Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice.  The duo’s self-titled major-label debut album released on October 14, 2014, produced by the Swons and Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans), and featuring the singles “Later On” and “Pray for You.”  The Swon Brothers are nominated for “Vocal Duo of the Year” for The 48th Annual CMA Awards, airing November 5, on ABC Television.  Find them online at www.swonbrothers.com, Twitter @TheSwonBrothers, and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/theswonbrothers.

 

Florida Georgia Line – At The Wharf – March 21, 2015

Posted on: November 7th, 2014 by brent

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

ANYTHING GOES TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

THOMAS RHETT

& FRANKIE BALLARD

Win your tickets…. Listen each weekday from 7am-7pm for the FGL song Sun Daze.  When you hear it be the 9th Caller at 430-1987 and score a pair of tickets from the Cat.

Rules: Click Here

 

SPRING BREAK 2015

SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST – 8PM

GENERAL ADMISSION FLOOR: $63.00

RESERVED SEATS: $63.00 & $33.00

**PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH – 10AM

ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM, THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

OR CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.

ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

How much is in the Cat’s Kitty – TV

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by brent

Miranda Lambert Leads CMA Nominees

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by Chris

It was a big morning for Miranda Lambert. She leads all nominees for The 48th Annual CMA Awards, picking up nine nominations in seven categories today, including Entertainer Of the Year. That number matches a personal best for her, set in 2010.

The CMA named George Strait Entertainer Of the Y last November on the strength of his farewell tour. This year they may do the same, as he picked up his 83rd career nomination and is up for the honor again, this time on the strength of his final show of his tour in June at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

Luke Bryan, Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban joined George and Miranda in the Entertainer category. In addition Miranda, Luke and Keith earned multiple nominations, also picking up vocalist and album nods.

Among the artists who didn’t get nominated for any are Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Justin Moore.

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville November 5 (WEAR-TV 3, 7 p.m.). Brad Paisley and an expecting Carrie Underwood will host the show for the seventh year.

Here’s a full rundown of this years CMA nominees:

2014 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban


Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
‘Crash My Party,’ Luke Bryan
‘Fuse,’ Keith Urban
‘Platinum,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Riser,’ Dierks Bentley
‘The Outsiders,’ Eric Church

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
‘Automatic,’ Miranda Lambert (Written by Nicole Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert)
‘Follow Your Arrow,’ Kacey Musgraves (Written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally)
‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ Eric Church (Written by Eric Church and Luke Laird)
‘I Don’t Dance,’ Lee Brice (Written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson)
‘I Hold On,’ Dierks Bentley (Written by Brett James and Dierks Bentley)

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Single of the Year
‘Automatic,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Drunk on a Plane,’ Dierks Bentley
‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ Eric Church
‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,’ Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
‘Mine Would Be You,’ Blake Shelton

Musical Event of the Year
‘Bakersfield,’ Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,’ Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
‘Somethin’ Bad,’ Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
‘We Were Us,’ Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,’ Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year
‘Automatic,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Bartender,’ Lady Antebellum
‘Drunk on a Plane,’ Dierks Bentley
‘Follow Your Arrow,’ Kacey Musgraves
‘Somethin’ Bad,’ Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

Best of the Bay 2014

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by brent

Congrats to our friends:


BEST PLACE TO BUY A DIAMOND


BEST FUNERAL HOME


BEST FORMAL WEAR


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WAYS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Chris

Due to flooding from heavy rains over the past several days, the Florida Department of Health would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The public should remain diligent in taking precautions to eliminate areas where mosquitoes may breed and reduce the possibility of being bitten by mosquitoes:


DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.

- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.

- Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.

- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

- Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
CLOTHING – Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.

REPELLENT – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Tips on Repellent Use
- Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children.

- Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label.

- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing.

- In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate.

- According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old.

- Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.

- If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing.

- Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions.

- Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

To determine which repellent is right for you, consider using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s search tool for skin-applied repellent products here.

For more information, from the Department of Health click here.