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Ice Flyers celebrate second consecutive championship tonight

Ice Flyers celebrate second consecutive championship tonight

The Pensacola Bay Center is hosting an event to celebrate the Pensacola Ice Flyers' second straight President's Cup championship on Tuesday, Apr. 15. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the ceremony beginning at 6:45. WEAR 3 ABC Sports Director Dan Shugart will serve as the Master of Ceremonies with [...]

Hayward continues to rake in campaign contributions

Hayward continues to rake in campaign contributions

The Airport Food Concessions and North Hill/DCC controversies had no impact on Mayor Ashton Hayward's ability to raise funds for his 2014 re-election campaign. Hayward raised $12,050 in March, bringing his monetary total to $92,175. The March figure is the third best fundraising month for the [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, April 13-19

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, April 13-19

An Evening with Louisa May Alcott Date: Monday, April 14 Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: UWF Conference Center Details: The UWF Chautauqua Series will host "An Evening with Louisa May Alcott," its last event of 2014. Each performance features a talented scholar who presents a first-person [...]

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Pensacola City Council will review rules for food truck pilot program

Here are the draft regulations for the trucks: Food truck must be licensed. They cannot be parked within 20 feet of any intersection or traffic signs and signals. The truck will not be allowed on South Palafox Street between Garden and Main streets. They can not sell alcoholic beverages or place [...]

Weekend Buzz:  North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Weekend Buzz: North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Food trucks coming in May Sherry Morris, the city of Pensacola’s Planning Services Administrator, has sent to the city council a draft document outlining the City's upcoming Food Truck Pilot Program, which is modeled after in New Orleans. “We believe that this program will be a good [...]

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

Lionfish workshop to be held Monday, April 14

The Escambia County Marine Resources Division and Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee will host a Lionfish Regional Control Workshop on Monday. Lionfish are an invasive species with venomous spines that have the potential to cause great harm to the local economy and environment. There will [...]

2nd Annual Uptown Pensacola Earth Day, April 12

Team Green World in conjunction with Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival will be presenting the 2nd Annual Uptown Pensacola Earth Day Celebration at Cordova Mall on Saturday, April 12, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Dillard’s wing of the mall. New to this year’s event is a Recycled Art Contest [...]

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

Louisiana sets its own red snapper season, feds only allow 11 days

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council approved a committee recommendation on April 10 to drop the recreational red snapper season to 11 days. Most charter boat captains and commercial fishermen believe the federal management of red snapper has been a disaster. Dates and regulations are [...]

A Punishment That Fits the Crime: FL Reviews Sentencing Law for Juveniles

A Punishment That Fits the Crime: FL Reviews Sentencing Law for Juveniles

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection Today the Florida Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would bring the state in compliance after two Supreme Court decisions determined the state's juvenile sentencing laws are unconstitutional. It's too little, too late for inmates [...]

Patrick Gonzalez conviction upheld by Florida Supreme Court

Patrick Gonzalez conviction upheld by Florida Supreme Court

In a murder case that drew widespread attention, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday turned down an appeal by a Death Row inmate who was convicted of killing an Escambia County couple during a 2009 home-invasion robbery. Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Jr., and four other men entered the home of [...]

Jack Brown selected new Escambia County administrator

Jack Brown selected new Escambia County administrator

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted today to name Jack Brown, Taylor County administrator, its new county administrator. Though the final vote was 5-0, the process to get to that vote was torturous...for Chairman Lumon May, the audience and the news media. Chairman May opened the [...]

House of Sticks: A Slight Diversion…Tongue In Cheek

House of Sticks: A Slight Diversion…Tongue In Cheek

Last month I had the opportunity to view the movie, "The Wolf of Wall Street" (WWS). What I was hoping to see was a continuation of the old Gordon Gekko character. What I got was a rendition of Wall Street thievery so obscene that even Gekko would have drawn a line in the sand based on his own [...]

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