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One Warm Coat Drive seeking donations

One Warm Coat Drive seeking donations

One Warm Coat Drive will be collecting gently used and new winter coats in the area through October. There are numerous sites to donate coats and jackets to those who need them. The Missions Anglican Church has been the local sponsor for this drive for the past six years, and thousands of coats have been […]

International Coastal Cleanup coming to Navarre

International Coastal Cleanup coming to Navarre

Around the world and on Navarre Beach thousands of volunteers will be picking up trash Sept. 16 as part of the 31st annual International Coastal Cleanup. International Coastal Cleanup is a program of the Ocean Conservancy. Each year the group coordinates with agencies and citizens in countries across the globe to clean up coastal waterways […]

Celestial event of the century … so far

Celestial event of the century … so far

“One hundred years ago, 1918, was the last U.S. continental coast to coast total solar eclipse,” said Dr. Wayne Wooten, astronomer and newly retired astronomy professor from Pensacola State College (PSC). Aug. 21 marks just such an eclipse, the most spectacular astronomical event of the century for the United States. To see the total solar […]

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle School students displayed their artistic talents last week as a series of events at the school showcased their fine and performing arts skills. The media center was full of brightly painted 3D and 2D artwork as HNMS had its end-of-year arts show. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre […]

Spring Festival of Flowers

UF/IFAS and Pensacola State College Milton Campus hosts Spring Festival of Flowers April 7-9. There will be educational booths, crafts, garden supplies, food, music and more. Event is free and open to the public. PSC Milton Campus is located at 5988 Highway 90, building 4900. For more information, call 850-983-7134 or visit floridasplayground.com.

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and family friendly activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and next weekend. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   April  8 Community Spring Fling Families First Network hosts a community spring fling on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

Tuition, graduation and the ever-present bottom line

Tuition, graduation and the ever-present bottom line

Florida legislators in the House and Senate are taking a long, hard look at the state’s college and university system. Legislation in both arms of the Capitol could change not only how the state’s schools of higher learning are funded, but how the students are billed and funded, too. Read the full article in the […]

Lumberjack Festival

Get ready for plenty of family fun at the 29th annual Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival at Pensacola State College’s Milton campus. The free community event features forestry competitions, food, bluegrass music, children’s activities, crafts, and nature and wildlife exhibits. Forestry competitions for adults ages 16 and over take place throughout the day and include […]

Personal accounts from the Civil War

Personal accounts from the Civil War

When residents of our area have a question about local history, they turn to historian, author and Pensacola State College professor Dr. Brian Rucker. If it happened in Northwest Florida and had any significance, Rucker likely knows about it. “I really should start charging for this. I could make a fortune one quarter at a […]

Navarre goes global in cleanup effort

Navarre goes global in cleanup effort

Murky skies and a little rain could not deter volunteers Saturday morning, Sept. 17, from participating in the 31st International Coastal Cleanup on Navarre Beach. More than 30 students from Pensacola State College’s South Santa Rosa Campus dawned rain coats and gloves to pick up garbage bag after garbage bag of trash along the beaches […]

Captain Diamond says farewell

Captain Diamond says farewell

After more than 34 years, Navarre Beach Fire Department captain Gary Diamond hung up his hat Saturday, Aug. 6, and pinned Danny Fureigh as the new captain. Diamond started as a volunteer firefighter in 1982 at the Molino fire department where he eventually became a lieutenant before joining the Fire Academy at Pensacola State College […]

‘Crazy for You’

Pensacola State College’s 26th annual Summer High School Workshop (SHOW) features 33 local high school students in the musical comedy, “Crazy for You,” July 22 through 24 and July 29 through 31. Friday and Saturday performances are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are 2:30 p.m. at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the […]

‘Crazy for You’

Pensacola State College’s 26th annual Summer High School Workshop (SHOW) features 33 local high school students in the musical comedy, “Crazy for You,” July 22 through 24 and July 29 through 31. Friday and Saturday performances are 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are 2:30 p.m. at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the […]

Berryhill Admin Complex on borrowed time

Berryhill Admin Complex on borrowed time

Relocating Santa Rosa County’s Exceptional Student Education (ESE) administrative offices will cost roughly $3.8 million according to documentation presented to the Santa Rosa County School Board Thursday, July 7. The board voted unanimously to approve the results of the survey which outlined the state of the selected property and the renovations needed to replace building […]

Never stop learning

Never stop learning

Education is a continuing process. Many retired seniors in Santa Rosa County possess a lifetime of work and lifetime experiences and may want to learn something new or even share their expertise by assisting others in learning about new topics or skills. Research indicates keeping the mind active by learning new things preserves mental agility. […]

Fun Fest poster unveiled

Fun Fest poster unveiled

Eva McDonough answered the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s call to artists to produce a design for the official poster of the 32nd Annual Fun Fest at Navarre Beach.  McDonough, a graphic designer and graduate of Pensacola State College spent about two months perfecting her entry for the contest. Read the full article in […]

United Way offers free tax filing program

United Way offers free tax filing program

United Way of Escambia County is offering free online or in-person tax filing options for those with a household income of $62,000 or less in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties. Last year, the impact of United Way’s tax programs exceeded $5.1 million. Taxpayers can maximize their money: Online – File taxes anywhere, anytime at www.myfreetaxes.com. […]

Anderson enjoys chance to give back to community

Anderson enjoys chance to give back to community

Kamber Anderson won’t get a chance to play softball this season for Pensacola State College. A back injury has sidelined the former Navarre standout for the year. But Anderson, a freshman, is still in a position to make a difference as a student-athlete. She and her Pirate teammates have spent the fall doing community service […]

Pensacola State Instructor receives Merit Award

Pensacola State Instructor receives Merit Award

Pensacola State College Visual Arts Instructor Linh O’Briant earned a Merit Award in the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards program. O’Briant’s recognition from the Society for Experiential Graphic Design was for her participation in a group project that used discarded steel office frames to design and construct a structure that not only served as disaster […]

Dual enrollment up, costs to Santa Rosa and Escambia county districts down

Dual enrollment up, costs to Santa Rosa and Escambia county districts down

More area students are participating in dual enrollment classes, but the Santa Rosa and Escambia County School Districts are getting a break on the cost, thanks to an agreement with Pensacola State College (PSC). A new agreement with PSC, has generated savings for the local districts. According to Buddy Hinote, Director of High School Education for Santa Rosa County Schools, PSC has agreed to reimburse the district for 30 percent of the $71.09 per credit […]

Navarre plays ‘Big’ role in musical

Navarre plays ‘Big’ role in musical

Two Navarre High School students and the worship minister from Navarre United Methodist Church are participating in Pensacola State College’s production of “Big: the musical,” which is being presented July 25 – 27 and Aug. 1 – 3 at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. Kathan Brannon will play the part of Billy Kopecki, the main […]

Getting girls excited about science

Getting girls excited about science

Nearly 30 middle school girls from Santa Rosa County are experiencing science in fun and exciting ways June 23 – 27 at Pensacola State College. PEGASUS (Play, Engage, Grow, Achieve … Summer of Uplifting Science) is an effort to engage young females to participate in science and technology activities. Read more in the July 3 […]

Cyclists ride to remember, raise awareness

Cyclists ride to remember, raise awareness

For the first time, Pensacola will be a site for the annual, nationwide observance of “Ride of Silence” to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured by motorists. The event is also designed to bring awareness to “Sharing the Road.” May is National Bike Month, and the “Ride of Silence” is held the third Wednesday […]

About 300 seek aerospace jobs

About 300 seek aerospace jobs

Mobile-based ST Aerospace came to Pensacola looking for employees March 20, and company officials say they were pleased by the turnout for a recruitment and informational session coordinated by the local workforce investment board – CareerSource Escarosa – and hosted by Pensacola State College. Human Resources Manager Karen Hempfleng said the event met their expectations. […]