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Groundbreaking for Rotary Centennial Playground at Community Maritime Park April 21

Groundbreaking for Rotary Centennial Playground at Community Maritime Park April 21

The official groundbreaking of the Rotary Centennial Playground at the Community Maritime Park will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21. The world-class, inclusive playground is being built to mark 100 years of Rotary Club in Pensacola and is a project of the Downtown Rotary Club. The playground was [...]

BBBS launches 100 Men in 100 Days initiative

BBBS launches 100 Men in 100 Days initiative

Over the next 100 days – April 17 through July 26 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is hoping to recruit 100 male mentors to volunteer in the lives of 100 local boys. The need for male mentors is urgent, says Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida CEO Paula Shell: [...]

Another Charlotte’s Web rules challenge dropped

Another Charlotte’s Web rules challenge dropped

Citing privacy concerns, a trade association has dropped its challenge to proposed regulations that would carry out a 2014 law allowing limited types of medical marijuana in Florida. Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins on Wednesday formally dismissed the challenge filed by the Medical [...]

Gaetz and others question the handling of LIP by Scott administration

Gaetz and others question the handling of LIP by Scott administration

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Senators raised questions Wednesday about how Gov. Rick Scott's administration has handled negotiations with the federal government over billions of dollars in health-care funding that has thrown the state budget process into disorder. The [...]

Gaetz leads floor debate for adoption incentives, repeal of gay adoption ban

Gaetz leads floor debate for adoption incentives, repeal of gay adoption ban

This morning I received a text from Ryan Wiggins, political strategist and regular guest on Pensacola Speaks. She was watching the Florida Senate debate on a bill that restored cash incentives for state workers who adopt children in Florida's foster-care system, especially children with special [...]

Big day for Charlotte’s Web

Big day for Charlotte’s Web

Legislative Update by Realm of Caring Florida: SB1030 also known as the "Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014" was passed by the Florida legislature last session and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on June 16, 2014. The bill stated that physicians should have been able to order [...]

PYP hires Operations Director

PYP hires Operations Director

Sophia Young has been hired as the Operations Director for the Pensacola Young Professionals. From the press release: "Sophia is a Pensacola native, having been born and raised here and returning after school. She earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of West Florida. She [...]

Can One Pill a Day Prevent HIV? Community Forum with Dr. Kenneth Mayer

Can One Pill a Day Prevent HIV? Community Forum with Dr. Kenneth Mayer

Press Release: Dr. Kenneth Mayer, globally known for his progressive work and research regarding HIV/AIDS, will be visiting Pensacola next week to discuss new methods in HIV prevention. The community forum will take place on Monday, April 13, at 2pm in downtown Pensacola at the Bowden Building [...]

Seville Rotary Cornhole Classic

Seville Rotary Cornhole Classic

Press release: Seville Rotary’s annual Cornhole Classic will be held on Saturday, April 18th at 12 pm at Seville Quarter. This will be a 2-person team, double elimination style format tournament. All players must be 21 to compete. Trophies, bragging rights, and cool prizes will be awarded to [...]

Judge throws out Charlotte’s Web rules challenge

Judge throws out Charlotte’s Web rules challenge

An administrative law judge Friday dismissed a challenge to a proposed regulatory framework for carrying out a 2014 law that allows limited types of non-euphoric medical marijuana in Florida. The challenge was filed against the state Department of Health by an attorney for 4-year-old Dahlia [...]

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic for Escambia County opens next month

Pensacola Humane Society reports Pensacola is on its way to becoming a no-kill community with the dedication of the Barbara Grice Memorial Spay & Neuter Clinic at the Pensacola Humane Society on May 18. The public is invited to attend from 11 am–12:30 pm for a ribbon cutting, brief remarks, light [...]

Big Spring Book Sale set for April 24-26

Big Spring Book Sale set for April 24-26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friends of West Florida Public Library, a non-profit support organization of the West Florida Public Library, will hold its Big Spring Book Sale and Silent Auction April 24, 25 & 26 at the downtown Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street. Thousands of hardcover, paperback, and [...]

Run for Their Lives 5K run/walk

Run for Their Lives 5K run/walk

Lakeview Center, Inc. invites you to participate in 8th annual Run for Their Lives 5K run/walk held in recognition of Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The 5K will be Saturday, April 25, at 8 a.m. starting at the Casino Beach parking lot on Pensacola Beach. [...]

Senators frustrated over rules challenges push Charlotte’s Web fix

Senators frustrated over rules challenges push Charlotte’s Web fix

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Citing frustration with delays in getting non-euphoric cannabis to patients, a Florida Senate panel Thursday pushed forward a revised attempt to create a regulatory framework for the pot industry but did not include changes sought by black farmers who [...]

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