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West Florida Literary Federation sponsors Youth Creative Writing Class

West Florida Literary Federation sponsors Youth Creative Writing Class

West Florida Literary Federation is sponsoring a free monthly Youth Creative Writing class for writers still attending school. The class is held every third Thursday of the month at the Pensacola Cultural Center, Suite 212, 400 S. Jefferson St., for students of approximately 14-18 age range. [...]

Mini-Grant Writing Workshop and Open Call for Applications

Mini-Grant Writing Workshop and Open Call for Applications

The purpose of the Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. Mini Grant Program is to grant State of Florida Specialty License Plate funds through an equitable process to mission based arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Florida. The program has two main goals [...]

Friends of WFPL to hold ‘Blowout Book Sale’ on Aug. 1

Friends of WFPL to hold ‘Blowout Book Sale’ on Aug. 1

Friends of West Florida Public Library, a non-profit support organization of the West Florida Public Library, will hold a “Blowout Book Sale” on Saturday, August 1, from 9am to 5pm at the downtown Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street. During the sale, shoppers can purchase a brown paper bag [...]

Local memorial service for fallen in Chattanooga

Local memorial service for fallen in Chattanooga

Tonight, a memorial service honoring the five servicemen killed in Chattanooga event will be held tonight at 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Park on Bayfront Parkway. The service is expected to last about 45 minutes. Please come show your military and patriotic support for this cause.

Bridging the Gap returns

Bridging the Gap returns

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office hosts “Bridging the Gap,” a Crime Prevention Conference July 27, 28 and 29, 2015. The three-evening conference, at the Brownsville Community Center, 3100 W. Desoto Street in Pensacola, is an effort to encourage communication and action within the [...]

Nurseries seek piece of new pot industry

Nurseries seek piece of new pot industry

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a key step toward making a type of medical marijuana available to patients, the Florida Department of Health has received 28 applications from firms that want to cultivate, process and distribute non-euphoric cannabis in five regions of the [...]

Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Press Release: The first Coffee with a Cop is 7 a.m. July 7 at George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. This summer Escambia County Deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community [...]

Rotary Club of Pensacola celebrates centennial Change of Command

Rotary Club of Pensacola celebrates centennial Change of Command

The Rotary Club of Pensacola celebrated its Change of Command June 30 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The annual event celebrated the club’s centennial year and set the stage for another 100 years of service to the Pensacola community. John Appleyard led the Rotary Rooters in a presentation of [...]

Animal Shelter reduces adoption fees for ‘Clear the Kennels’ Event

Animal Shelter reduces adoption fees for ‘Clear the Kennels’ Event

The Escambia County Animal Shelter will host a public animal adoption event, “Clear the Kennels,” on Friday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Animal Shelter located at 200 W. Fairfield Drive. The purpose of this event is to alleviate [...]

Escambia deputy receives heroism award

Escambia deputy receives heroism award

Today Escambia County Deputy Kerem Suhi will be awarded the Governor's Medal of Heroism by Governor Rick Scott in Tallahassee. In March 2013, Deputy Suhi pulled Sgt. Shedrick Johnson to safety after Sgt. Johnson was shot in the leg by a robbery suspect. As the suspect pointed his gun at Deputy [...]

Florida League of Cities announces Municipal Achievement Awards

Florida League of Cities announces Municipal Achievement Awards

The Florida League of Cities today announced the following cities as winners of its 7th Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards: City Spirit Award -City of Orange City; Florida Citizenship Award - City of Fort Lauderdale; and Environmental Stewardship Award - Village of Pinecrest & City of [...]

Jacksonville City Council approves moratorium on Charlotte’s Web

Jacksonville City Council approves moratorium on Charlotte’s Web

On the eve of the Florida Department of Health accepting applications to grow low-THC cannabis, such as Charlotte’s Web, the Jacksonville City Council approved a six-month moratorium to block any such businesses from operating in Duval County. The action is devastating to families like the [...]

16th annual Cram the Van launched

16th annual Cram the Van launched

Cram the Van, the school-district approved supply drive, kicked off on June 17 in Escambia County. Celebrating 16 years of service, Cram the Van provides students with the tools necessary to succeed and reduces the stress on teachers who spend their own money to supplement materials in the [...]

FL Summer Meal program expands

FL Summer Meal program expands

By Suzanne Potter, Newsservice.org Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, [...]

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