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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 [...]

Fill the Mayflower for Manna

Fill the Mayflower for Manna

I would like to push this event one more time because of its importance to those less fortunate in our community. We have been supporters of Manna Food Pantries and have written about the hunger problems in Escambia County for years. Manna Food Pantries is holding a donation drive with the goal [...]

Local Children to Benefit from Wendy’s Donations

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has awarded a $70,000 grant to FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview. The money will be used to find forever families for children who have been waiting in foster care the longest. Many of these children have special needs. The grant is through the Wendy’s [...]

USO hosts Thanksgiving Fest, looking for volunteers

USO hosts Thanksgiving Fest, looking for volunteers

USO of Northwest Florida will be hosting the 6th Annual Thanksgiving Feast & Festivities at their Naval Air Station location from November 28-December 1, 2013. Donations of food and money for the USO Thanksgiving Feast and Festivities are now being accepted. The weekend will kick off on [...]

Jimi Delezen passes away

Jimi Delezen passes away

James "Jimi" Delezen, father of our editor and creative director Joani Delezen, passed Monday morning. We want to let her friends know that the Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Lewis Funeral Home of Milton. At Jimi's request, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make [...]

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