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Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Nearly two-thirds of African-Amercian households in Escambia County struggle financially

Last week United Way of Florida released its ALICE report - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - which showed that almost 41 percent of Escambia households and 64 percent of the county's African-American households are struggling financially. According to Theodore Granger, president of [...]

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Local hospitals could lose millions without Medicaid expansion

Florida’s non-profit and charity medical facilities that serve low income uninsured face a loss of almost $2 billion in annual revenue when the state’s Low-Income Pool Program (LIP) is scheduled to end June 30, 2015. The impact on hospitals in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be over [...]

Songwriters for Autism, Nov. 12

Songwriters for Autism, Nov. 12

The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will present a special evening event for autism awareness at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Sunset Cork Room, Orange Beach AL. Proceeds from the event will benefit Autism Pensacola. Featured singer Logan Blade was diagnosed with autism [...]

Think Beyond holds forum on quality of life reports, Nov. 13

Think Beyond holds forum on quality of life reports, Nov. 13

Think Beyond Pensacola hosts at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 13 a forum on two reports that were released this summer on this area's quality of life. The forum, titled "Moving Pensacola Forward - What Gets Measured Gets Improved," will be held at the Pensacola Museum of Art, with refreshments and [...]

Go in Peace, helping veterans deal with PTSD

Go in Peace, helping veterans deal with PTSD

According to a 2013 Veterans Administration report, 1 in 4 Americans who dies is a veteran. Twenty-two veterans commit suicide daily. Many of those deaths are linked to PTSD. Though there are no statistics on how many veterans locally have committed suicide, law enforcement has told me it's more [...]

Coffee for a Cause, every Monday

Coffee for a Cause, every Monday

Costa Enterprises is launching “Coffee For A Cause” at all of their McDonald’s locations throughout Northwest Florida. For every McCafe® coffee purchased on any Monday throughout the year, they will donate 50 percent of their coffee proceeds to a different local charity each month. As [...]

Sacred Heart hosts 12th Annual Celebration of Life, Dec. 14

Sacred Heart hosts 12th Annual Celebration of Life, Dec. 14

Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will hold its 12th Annual Celebration of Life on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital chapel, located on the second floor of the main hospital. This ceremony is a celebration of the lives of those babies and children who died at Sacred Heart during the past [...]

Wildlife Sanctuary fundraiser today at Pensacola Bay Brewery

Wildlife Sanctuary fundraiser today at Pensacola Bay Brewery

Starting at 10:30 am the Pensacola Bay Brewery will be the WILD place to be! The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, Inc. is so excited to be hanging out with great folks again. Please join them with top Chef Dan Dunn, H2O Hilton and their "special wild guests." According to their [...]

2nd Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance Project kicks off Dec. 7

2nd Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance Project kicks off Dec. 7

In conjunction with Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the 2nd Annual Rotary Tree of Remembrance ceremony will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at Cordova Mall. The tree will be located inside the mall near the Dillard’s entrance. A choir will provide some sounds of the season as part of the [...]

Open Books has sidewalk book sale, Nov. 15

Open Books has sidewalk book sale, Nov. 15

Open Books is holding a sidewalk book sale on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10am to 4pm. All books are sold very cheap. All proceeds go to help the Open Books Prison Book Project. Open Books is located at 1040 North Guillemard Street. For more information, please contact Open Books at 453-6774 or by [...]

Choral Society of Pensacola presents Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 6

Choral Society of Pensacola presents Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 6

The Choral Society of Pensacola presents the holiday classic Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6 at St. Paul Catholic Church, 3131 Hyde Park Road. Messiah will feature the 60 singers of the Choral Society of Pensacola, the Choral Society of Pensacola Orchestra; and four [...]

Neighborhood Watch Academy taking applications

Neighborhood Watch Academy taking applications

Sheriff David Morgan would like to invite the public to the Neighborhood Watch Academy class taking place Nov. 18 at Sheriff’s Main Administration Building, 1700 West Leonard Street. The Neighborhood Watch Program is one of the best means of eliminating and preventing criminal activity in your [...]

Foo Foo Fest: Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents An American Tribute, Nov. 11

Foo Foo Fest: Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents An American Tribute, Nov. 11

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents “An American Tribute” at 2:30pm, Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th at the Naval Aviation Museum, NAS, Pensacola. This production is sponsored in part by ACE (Arts, Culture and Entertainment) and the Foo Foo Festival. This concert is free to [...]

Volunteer for Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

Volunteer for Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

For more than 100 years, the residents of Pensacola have been dropping coins into The Salvation Army’s red kettles at Christmas to support needy families. The holiday tradition begins anew on Friday, Nov. 14, as bell ringers appear at stores in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to start the [...]

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