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News story #1: Satoshi Forest

News story #1: Satoshi Forest

The Independent News has covered homelessness in this area for years. Jesse Farthing touched the hearts of many locals with this article on this unique sanctuary for Pensacola’s growing homeless population. Read more.

Outtakes #3: New Lions Arise

Outtakes #3: New Lions Arise

A hundred African-American men walked on Friday, Feb. 15 the streets of the Montclair neighborhood picking up trash and letting residents know that they aren’t alone. The walk was the idea of Rev. Lonnie Wesley, III, pastor of Greater Little Rock Baptist Church and Escambia County Commissioner [...]

We Believe in Children 5K registration open

We Believe in Children 5K registration open

The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation's 27th Annual We Believe in Children 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair benefitting Escambia County Public Schools Foundation is scheduled for January 25, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. at Cordova Park Elementary School, 2250 Semur Drive. The event, presented by the [...]

USO seeking donations of snacks

USO seeking donations of snacks

The USO’s at the Pensacola International Airport and Northwest Florida Regional Airport will be open for the thousands of military personnel heading home for the holidays. Both of these airport centers will be open extended hours during the peak travel times to provide love and care to our [...]

Pensacola priest given big assignment

Pensacola priest given big assignment

Father Michael J. Flynn, 57, a priest of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, and associate professor of theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, has been named executive director of the Secretariat for Divine Worship of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). His [...]

Lewis Bear family gives UWF $1 million

Lewis Bear family gives UWF $1 million

After today's board of trustees meeting for the University of West Florida, the Lewis Bear Family Foundation presented UWF president Dr. Judy Bense a check for $1 million. The gift will support the UWF engineering department and supply chain logistics program. "This gift will build an eternal [...]

How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

The Tallahassee City Commission voted yesterday to lease the city's 3.8 acres on West Pensacola Street for a new 24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Services Center that will focus on serving the homeless in its city. The land has an appraised value of $610,000. The 50-year lease calls for an [...]

2014 Rising Star nominations open, deadline Dec. 23

2014 Rising Star nominations open, deadline Dec. 23

Since 2006, The Independent News has honored the top under-35-year-olds in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The "stars" have come from all walks of life We are looking for Rising Stars for 2014. To qualify for the award, the nominee must live, work or go to school in Escambia or Santa Rosa [...]

Fundraiser for Philippines set for Sunday, Dec. 1

Fundraiser for Philippines set for Sunday, Dec. 1

The Filipino American Republican Club is holding a benefit for its Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund this Sunday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Old Grill Restaurant, 3110 W. Michigan Ave. There will be dinner and karaoke. Tickets are $20 adults, $7 children age 7 and below.

Blizzard On The Beach 5K that benefits Gulf Coast Kid’s House set for Dec. 7

Blizzard On The Beach 5K that benefits Gulf Coast Kid’s House set for Dec. 7

Press Release: A blizzard is coming to Pensacola! Yes, really! 5K Events and the Pensacola Ice Flyers are bringing up to 20,000 pounds of REAL SNOW to Old Seville Square and Bartram Park. The fun begins at 9:00 and the run begins at 10:00am on Saturday, December 7th. The route will take [...]

Pensacola names initiative coordinator, looking for citizen investors (update, see comments)

Pensacola names initiative coordinator, looking for citizen investors (update, see comments)

We've heard that the City of Pensacola has appointed Eric Olsen as its Initiatives Coordinator. One of his jobs may be to oversee a proposed new community initiative that will allow citizens to help pay for city projects. The program, Citizinvestor, uses crowdfunding - financing method that [...]

Escambia Search & Rescue picked by AAF for public service campaign

Escambia Search & Rescue picked by AAF for public service campaign

Annually, AAF Pensacola selects a non-profit organization for a public service advertising campaign directed to that organization’s specific needs. During the month of August, AAF Pensacola received more than 90 applications. The AAF Pensacola Board of Directors extensively reviewed the [...]

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