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West Florida Wheelmen more than just a bicycle club

West Florida Wheelmen more than just a bicycle club

Jeff Boulton joined Pensacola’s West Florida Wheelmen Club four years ago because he was looking for an opportunity to get involved in group rides. “I was doing triathlons and looking for people to ride with,” Boulton said. “It also gave me a chance to meet new people who shared a similar interest in riding bikes. […]

Phelan sets sights on breaking Florida National Scenic Trail speed record

Phelan sets sights on breaking Florida National Scenic Trail speed record

Phil Phelan loves to hike, but it wasn’t until five years ago that he started doing it professionally. His decision to go that route came at a time in his life things weren’t going so well. He was in the construction business and then went into sales, but the recession hurt business. “Life was tough,” […]

Dr. Beach’s best beaches for 2015

Dr. Beach’s best beaches for 2015

Here is the top 10 list of best beaches for summer 2015 as rated by Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University specializing in environment and coastal studies. Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, issues the list annually using criteria including safety, cleanliness and accessibility. 1. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii 2. Barefoot […]

Public outcry puts brakes on $15 beach road fee

Public outcry puts brakes on $15 beach road fee

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown said a proposed plan to build booths and charge an admission to use J. Earle Bowden Way, the scenic route connecting Navarre and Pensacola beaches, will be scratched from further consideration, following a required six-week public comment period ending Jan. 2. Brown sent an email to Santa Rosa […]

FWC seeks help monitoring horseshoe crabs

FWC seeks help monitoring horseshoe crabs

Spring marks horseshoe crabs’ mating season, and biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee (FWC) want the public’s help identifying spawning sites. According to FWC, conditions around the full moon March 16 and the new moon March 30 will create perfect opportunities to observe the spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs. If observed, beachgoers are […]