Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100

Impact 100 women hand out $1.1 million

Impact 100 women hand out $1.1 million

The 1,116 women of Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 handed out more than $1.1 million in grants Saturday as they named the final recipients of their 11 grants in 2019. The local Impact 100 chapter is the largest in the world. Each project will receive $106,000 to fulfill projects throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa County. […]

Kids’ House expands healing

Kids’ House expands healing

Santa Rosa County’s traumatized children have a new place to heal as Santa Rosa Kids’ House cut the ribbon on its new therapy center Sept. 19 in Milton. The facility will offer child-focused therapy space for minors recovering from sexual and physical abuse as well as other traumas, said Director Keith Ann Campbell.   Read […]

Divvying up the LOST: Improved animal services a top priority

Divvying up the LOST: Improved animal services a top priority

While Santa Rosa County commissioners pursue a one-cent sales tax for an Oct. 8 ballot referendum, determinations still must be made for spending of the county’s existing half-cent sales tax for fiscal year 2020. The local option sales tax (LOST) that took effect in 2017 has paid for millions of dollars in completed projects across […]

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Taxpayers had a chance to soak their sheriff and county commissioner Saturday at Ye Olde Brothers Brewery during Norm Crowder Memorial Kids’ Fest. The dunk tank with local officials was only part of the fun. Games, live music and police animals were also on hand. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of […]

Wildlife Refuge raising the walls on new location

Wildlife Refuge raising the walls on new location

Workers poured concrete foundations Dec. 3 for the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge’s (ECWR) new medical facility and education center located in Holley, bringing the nonprofit a step closer to opening their doors to the public for the first time. ECWR Executive Director Carol “Stormy” Andersen said the current schedule puts their grand opening for the […]

Brain Bag babies turn 1

Brain Bag babies turn 1

Human brains undergo the single greatest period of development, learning and growth during the first three years of life. From the very moment they open their eyes to the world, children are sponges. How many words they hear in the first few years can impact their literacy and overall education outcomes for the rest of […]

Reef camera out of commission

Reef camera out of commission

For those that enjoy checking in on the world below the surface on Navarre Beach via the Navarre Beach Science Station’s (NBMSS) underwater reef camera, the last few days may have been disappointing. The camera has been off line. In fact, it’s not even under the water. It’s been shipped off for repair. This self-cleaning […]

Snowbirds go bird spotting

Snowbirds go bird spotting

While the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station usually focuses on educating young minds about marine ecosystems and studies, the station took on a much older crowd of students Feb. 8 during their snowbirds bird watching event. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]