Press release: The YMCA of Northwest Florida will announce the next major gift to their campaign for a new downtown facility on Wednesday, March 4, at 9:30 am at the Downtown YMCA, 410 N. Palafox St. This significant six-figure gift comes from a local family with deep roots in the community. [...]
Pensacola Area Coffee Party & League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area Invite the Public to a Dinner/Discussion Restoration of Felon Voting Rights Monday, March 2, 6PM (Doors open at 5:35) Franco’s Italian Restaurant, 523 East Gregory Street, Pensacola Franco’s will offer a [...]
UWF's Eryka Wallace come on Pensacola Speaks yesterday to talk about UWF's Argos Post Responsibly campaign and battling Internet trolls. She offered this tips: PHOTOS: Don’t post photos that you wouldn’t want your parents or future employer to see. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE: Make sure to always [...]
The REX Theatre, built in 1910, was once a popular part of the downtown Pensacola social scene, and local nonprofit Harvest Outreach is nearing completion of a two-year, $2 million project to restore the REX Theatre to its former glory. Once completed, the venue will play host to small-scale [...]
Harvest Church gave media tours of the iconic Rex Theater today. Under the stairs they found this fresco under the plaster. The church will have its first service in the renovated theater this Sunday.
The percentage of children living in a mother-only household has tripled since 1960, from 8 to 24 percent, reports University of Texas sociologist Shannon Cavanagh in a review of new census data prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families. There are now more children living in [...]
By Stephanie Carson, Florida News Connection Poverty intervention programs are lifting half a million children out of poverty in Florida. That's the findings of a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that uses a relatively new method of quantifying poverty to illustrate the [...]
NPR's Morning Edition had a great segment on family relationships and what happens when kids perceive their parents have a favorite. Alex Jensen, a psychologist with Brigham Young University found that the children who believe they were getting less favored treatment were more likely to get into [...]
Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute has selected IN Rising Star Hong Tran as operations services director. Tran has been at Baptist Health Care for 10 years and has served as the corporate director of strategic planning for the past seven years. In her new role, Tran will be responsible for [...]
Pamela Homyak has been selected the 2015 Big Sister of the Year for the state of Florida. Here is an email I was forwarded: Five years ago, she met her Little, Skyler. Skyler was only 10 years old at the time and the bond was instant. Throughout the years, Pamela encouraged a shy Skyler to [...]
At yesterday's Escambia Democratic Womens Club event, this Youtube video of "Bloody Sunday" was shown. It is a vignette from the documentary "Eyes on the Prize."
From the Governor's office: Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Drew Hardgrave to the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County. Hardgrave, 31, of Cantonment, is an insurance agent with Hiles McLeod Insurance. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning [...]