Pensacola

Pedestrian fatality on U.S. Highway 98

Pedestrian fatality on U.S. Highway 98

Friends and loved ones are grieving the death of Troy Edward Walter, a 46 year old from Navarre, who died after stepping into the path of a car while trying to cross U.S. Highway 98. The Florida Highway Patrol says it happened just after midnight Sunday morning. Jamaal Brewer, age 20 of Pensacola, and his […]

Jackson Trail proves to be interesting piece of history

Jackson Trail proves to be interesting piece of history

Andrew Jackson is forever linked to Florida. The former President of the United States played a vital role in setting the stage for the sale of the state to America. His march with 1,200 troops through Northwest Florida on the way to St. Augustine, a journey that includes a trail that runs through the Blackwater […]

Movies in the Park

Bring your blankets and chairs then spread out on the lawn to watch a family-friendly movie underneath the stars. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will begin around 7:50 p.m. at the Hunter Amphitheater.  Free event parking is available at Community Maritime Park and City Hall. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/playpcolaparks.

Brooks joins Blue Wahoos ownership group

Brooks joins Blue Wahoos ownership group

NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks has never let his connection to Pensacola fade behind the spotlight he catapulted himself into while starring at Florida State and eventually with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl. That connection is now a little stronger after it was announced last Wednesday night in a […]

Docked once again

Docked once again

Pelican Perch and Turtle Runner, the two boats that will be used to anchor Gulf Island National Seashore’s ferry service in Pensacola Bay, are unwrapped and out of dry dock. But the boats won’t be leaving the dock just yet. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Fishing and conservation focus of FWC clinic

Fishing and conservation focus of FWC clinic

On a sun-splashed morning at the Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola, fishing is the focus, but it’s not all about casting a line into the water and hoping to snag a fish. Here at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Saltwater Fishing Clinic, the purpose runs much deeper than that. Read the full […]

Disney On Ice

Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before as Disney On Ice presents Frozen at the Pensacola Bay Center May 11-13. Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle with all your favorite characters. For more information, visit www.pensacolabaycenter.com.

Navarre bus driver gets on board and becomes an American citizen

Navarre bus driver gets on board and becomes an American citizen

Heidi Law has had a green card in her pocket for nearly 30 years. Last Friday, she had to give it up as she officially became an American citizen at a naturalization ceremony in Pensacola. Read the full article in the May 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

A minor traffic stop for a broken brake light in Milton led to the arrest of a Pensacola man on felony drug trafficking charges. According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office reports, a deputy pulled over a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Tuesday at around 11 p.m. after observing that the vehicle’s brake light was not working. […]

Vets to VA Clinic transit ends this month

Vets to VA Clinic transit ends this month

For the roughly 26,000 veterans in Santa Rosa County, medical care for everything from a sore throat to lifesaving dialysis may come from the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Pensacola. But getting there can be difficult, especially for people with disabilities, the elderly and those without a reliable vehicle. Read the full article in the Mar. […]

A different way to look at building a viable community

A different way to look at building a viable community

Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute was first introduced to a different view of America after spending time in Germany during his days in the military. “That experience changed my life. I didn’t realize how much it changed until I flew home, and for the first time, I saw the American landscape with a […]

Smokin’ in the Square BBQ Cook-off

Smokin’ in the Square will be held Mar. 16-18 at the Community Maritime Park in Downtown Pensacola. There will be family fun, food, entertainment and more. Proceeds from this event will go to local charities. For additional information, visit www.smokininthesquare.com.

Ferry service close to its starting point

Ferry service close to its starting point

Large piles of dirt rest where a future dock facility will one day sit in downtown Pensacola. The two ferry boats, Pelican Perch and Turtle Runner, are still wrapped and dry docked. Gulf Islands National Seashore will soon have its ferry service in Pensacola Bay in operation, and it will be the culmination of what […]

Studer outlines blueprint for vibrant community

Studer outlines blueprint for vibrant community

What started as a plan to build a baseball stadium turned into a downtown revitalization and rebirth that has become a national model. In 2004 downtown Pensacola was largely inactive. There was no easy community access to the water. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

African-American chamber nurtures entrepreneurial drive

African-American chamber nurtures entrepreneurial drive

In 1999, a group of gulf coast African-American business leaders came together with a unique challenge: guide those in Northwest Florida that would seek to launch and grow their own business through the challenges of entrepreneurship. So they created the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber of Commerce. Read the full article in the Feb. 22 issue […]

Area employment agency ranked lowest in state

Area employment agency ranked lowest in state

With 44 employees and an annual budget that includes more than $6 million in federal funds, Career Source Escarosa ranks last among Florida’s 24 local employment agencies as measured by the Department of Economic Opportunity’s metrics. Officials at the CSE are looking for answers why and searching for ways to improve their evaluation by the […]

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The 19-member orchestra is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. in the Blue Angels Atrium at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Concertgoers will also be able to enjoy dinner at the authentic Cubi Bar Café, which will remain open from 5:15–6:45 p.m. for a special dinner menu and cash bar. Admission tickets are $30 per […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

  Feb. 3 Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade The annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Gulf Boulevard. The theme for this year’s parade is “Sun, Sand and Surf”. Join the Navarre Krewe of Jesters for family friendly fun, floats, and beads. For more information, visit www.nkoj.org. Kids and Kritters Parade The […]

Cordova Mall Ball

Enjoy a night of live entertainment, music and dancing—plus food tasting and drink stations throughout the mall, all in support of sick and injured children at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The Cordova Mall Ball will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets can be purchased at www.cordovamallball.com. You must be 21 or older to […]

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

  In a historic donation, Pensacola-based attorney Fred Levin announced Friday the gift of his multimillion-dollar home and estate to the University of West Florida. The 7,500-square-foot waterfront home, located on Bayou Texar, is known as Timeless Tanglewood. The donation also includes much of the renovated home’s contents, including works of art and collectors’ items. […]

Milton girl saves mom from stroke

Milton girl saves mom from stroke

A 7-year-old is credited with saving her mother’s life after noticing that she wasn’t talking and appeared dazed. Fortunately, the young girl called her father to say that her mom needed urgent help. Kelsey Cole, 27, of Milton, didn’t even know she had suffered a stroke until she woke up after receiving a life-saving procedure […]

Fish hatchery for beach tough to land

Fish hatchery for beach tough to land

The recent suggestion that Navarre Beach could be the new site of Pensacola’s proposed-but-troubled fish hatchery project isn’t gaining support. Since December, when County Commissioner Rob Williamson floated the notion of moving the planned site of the controversial Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission hatchery, the realities of funding needs and bureaucratic complexities have surfaced. Williamson […]

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing – The classic story on stage, is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be […]

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

After 50 years, $50 million was just not enough. The University of West Florida celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a goal-smashing $64.4 million Capital Campaign, raised by almost 20,000 donors, including 55 planned gifts and nearly $18 million in scholarships. “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the community we serve, the alumni we […]

UWF breaks ground on Laboratory Sciences Annex

UWF breaks ground on Laboratory Sciences Annex

The University of West Florida Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering broke ground Jan. 5 on a Laboratory Sciences Annex, which will be connected to the Life Sciences Laboratory on the Pensacola campus to provide additional space for classroom and wet research lab needs. The $26.26 million, state-of-the-art facility, comprising 52,790 gross square feet, […]

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