Pensacola

Exhibit provides glimpse of Civil War camp

Exhibit provides glimpse of Civil War camp

William Lees wasn’t sure what to expect when he went searching in 2016 for the location of Camp Brown, a union camp outside of Fort Pickens during the Civil War. Lees, the executive director of the University of West Florida’s Public Archaeology Network Department, headed up a training expedition at the believed site of the […]

Lighthouse launches new Academic Institute

Lighthouse launches new Academic Institute

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy announced the addition of the Lighthouse Academic Institute (LAI) to its growing academic campuses. Creation of the Lighthouse Academic Institute was driven by community requests for an academy specializing in honor student needs. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Couple operating illegal bingo operation ordered to return $5.8 million

Couple operating illegal bingo operation ordered to return $5.8 million

Two individuals in a Fort Walton Beach illegal gambling operation were ordered by a U.S. attorney to forfeit $5.8 million Monday. Larry L. Masino, 68, of Gulf Breeze and Dixie L. Masino, 66, of Pensacola were convicted in February 2018 by a federal jury of operating an illegal gambling business and money laundering charges. Read […]

An American hero close to home

An American hero close to home

So often the heroes of history feel distant. Their struggles and endeavors, while often impressive, seem not to have any real connection to our daily lives here. But sometimes those heroes grew up in our own backyard. Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. (1920-1978) was the nation’s first African-American four-star general, and he was born right […]

Pensacon

Pensacon is the premiere comic book and pop culture convention serving Pensacola and the Gulf Coast Feb. 22-24. The primary convention venue, the Pensacola Bay Center, is where ticketing, celebrity autographs and photo ops, and the vendor floor will be located. Other official venues include the Pensacola Grand Hotel, the Saenger Theatre, the Rex Theatre, […]

Pensacola Bay bridge replacement completion a moving target

Pensacola Bay bridge replacement completion a moving target

The general contractor on the Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement missed its Feb. 5 deadline for a $15 million bonus, raising questions about when the overall $420 million project can be completed. Although a roadside sign near the construction site in Gulf Breeze has long proclaimed “summer 2020” for the six-lane, three-mile span to be finished, […]

Movement to name bridge after local general gains steam

Movement to name bridge after local general gains steam

The name of the nation’s first African-American four-star general may soon grace the new version of a local landmark. The new bridge connecting Gulf Breeze and Pensacola could bear the name of Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. Read the full article in the Feb. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

The silence in the crowded gallery was broken by a single, booming drumbeat. Musician Mayumi Shara Waidaiko started a slow rhythm on traditional Japanese drums Jan. 31 at Pensacola State College before launching into a full song on three different pitched drums. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Breakfast & A Movie

Enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast from the new refreshment counter followed by a presentation and movie in the Giant Screen Digital Theater at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast & a Movie is $10 per person and tickets are available for purchase to the first 325 people at the Giant Screen Theater ticket […]

Twins Winter Caravan Pensacola

For the first time ever, the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan will venture outside of the Midwest, coming to Hoosville from 5-7 p.m. at Studer Community Institute to celebrate the Blue Wahoos new affiliation with the Twins and offer Pensacola baseball fans an exciting night of meet and greets, autographs, special announcements, and prizes. This event […]

Ceremony finalizes long trek to US citizenship

Ceremony finalizes long trek to US citizenship

In a celebration of the American melting pot, 275 people crowded in with family and friends to take the oath of citizenship Jan. 17 in Pensacola, completing a lengthy process to call the U.S. home. Among their ranks were people from all corners of the globe, with native languages ranging across the spectrum. Read the […]

Bridge contractor under pressure for repairs

Bridge contractor under pressure for repairs

State officials have been pressing the lead contractor on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge since October for details on the company’s plan to fix numerous cracks in the span’s concrete deck. In an email to the Florida Department of Transportation, obtained by this newspaper in a public records request, an independent bridge inspector raised questions […]

Pakistani journalists visit Gulf Coast

Pakistani journalists visit Gulf Coast

Women leading the charge for journalism in Pakistan stopped for coffee and conversation in Pensacola with local media members as part of a diplomacy trip across the United States. The 15 journalists visited Dec. 20 as part of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council’s work. Read the full article in the Jan. 10 issue of […]

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Quint Studer is in his downtown office on a fall afternoon talking about the Double-A baseball franchise he owns. This isn’t a conversation about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos revolving entirely around the great players who have come through here in the first seven years of the team’s existence. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve Celebration

The famed Pensacola Pelican Drop returns to the Blue Wahoos Stadium on New Year’s Eve as part of Kazoo’s Rockin’ Eve hosted by the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the City of Pensacola, and Pensacola Parks and Recreation. The family-friendly celebration will run from 6-8 p.m. featuring entertainment from two local bands, mascot appearances, on-field activities for […]

UWF confers 100,000th degree

UWF confers 100,000th degree

The University of West Florida celebrated a significant milestone Saturday at the Fall 2018 Commencement, awarding the 100,000th degree since the institution opened in 1967. “Fifty-one years ago, UWF opened its doors and classes began,” President Martha Saunders said. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

The University of West Florida (UWF) announced Nov. 27 a $50,000 gift to the Argo Athletic Band from The Russenberger Foundation. The donation is a significant step for the fledgling band, which began performing this year. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

‘Home forever,’ Navarre resident gains U.S. citizenship

‘Home forever,’ Navarre resident gains U.S. citizenship

Navarre’s own Lulu Jahn, a South African native and mother of five, was among the more than 150 people from around the globe who took the oath of U.S. citizenship Fridayduring a tearful ceremony in Pensacola. “It means everything to me,” Jahn said. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of Navarre Press. […]

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