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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. […]

Harlem Globetrotters

On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters will returns to the Pensacola Bay Center with their one-of-a-kind show at 7 p.m. Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball […]

Bridge contract grows as cracks await repair

Bridge contract grows as cracks await repair

The price of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge has recently gone up as the Florida Department of Transportation awaits promised repairs to cracks in the work already done. Documents obtained in a public records request show that Skanska USA has been awarded a “supplemental” contract for about $25 million—in addition to the $398.5 million in […]

What kind of life do you want to lead?

What kind of life do you want to lead?

As internationally celebrated urban planner Ryan Gravel discussed the massive concerns for infrastructure as part of CivicCon in Pensacola, he said the solutions come down to one question. He asked the crowd gathered in the Rex Theater Nov. 5: What kind of lives do we want to live? Read the full article in the Nov. […]

Aloy experiences thrill of a lifetime

Aloy experiences thrill of a lifetime

Sgt. Rich Aloy experienced one of the biggest thrills of his life last week. The public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office had the opportunity to fly with the Blue Angels. He rode in the No. 7 jet with Navy Lt. Andre Webb. Read the full article in the Nov. 8 issue […]

Field of Screams

For the second year in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Little Theatre are teaming up to present Field of Screams, Terror Under the Stadium. Family-friendly hours are from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $6 each. Adult-only hours from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at BlueWahoos.com and at […]

Be the next Navarre

Be the next Navarre

No one succeeds by trying to be the next Silicon Valley. That was the message of author, journalist and civic advocate James Fallows to a gathering of Pensacola community leaders seeking to learn what makes a strong town at CivicCon Sept. 25. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

John Hurd is 86 years old and has been running in the Senior Games in Pensacola for 25 years. When asked what he’s gained from a health standpoint by staying active, he can’t even begin to put a value on it. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Pensacola Seafood Festival

Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment in Fountain Park all weekend long. The festival takes place in Downtown Pensacola in Historic Seville Square, as well as adjacent Fountain Park and Bartram Park on Pensacola Bay. Bartarm Park Address: 211 Bayfront Parkway, Pensacola Seville Square Address: 311 East Government Street, Pensacola […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Here are the top five events happening this week:   Wednesday, Sept. 26 Toes-N-Sand Windjammers on the Pier and the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier will show a movie favorite, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” on the big screen at dusk (around 7:30 p.m.) Bring your family and a blanket. Food and beverages will be available to […]

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