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Derby at the Shul and Live Art auction this Sunday

Derby at the Shul and Live Art auction this Sunday

This Kentucky Derby-inspired fundraiser benefits B'Nai Israel Synagogue and TIP (Trauma Intervention Program). It's Sunday 2- 5 p.m. at B'nai Israel Synagogue. Admission $20 for adults, $10 children 6-13 years. Admission includes food and two drinks in souvenir cup. Read more.

Save the Ella Jordan House

Save the Ella Jordan House

Locals have been working to save and restore the Ella Jordan House, which was built around 1890. It is located at the corner of LaRua and C streets. Mrs. Ella L. Jordan founded the City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. The house was once a neighborhood gathering spot [...]

Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

Escambia County: No place for heroes (video)

Escambia County employee Kelley Bradford went to work April 30, 2014. Her workplace - Central Booking and Detention Center - was flooded, and several of her co-workers complained of the smell of gas. While others chose to go home or not report for work, Kelley went to work in the property [...]

Hear the story of Kelley Bradford

Hear the story of Kelley Bradford

On Pensacola Speaks, Inweekly reporter T.S. Strickland talks about his exclusive interview with hero Kelley Bradford, who Escambia County will honor next week and then fire. Kelley's daughter called after the Strickland interview Then I gave a rant on this subject - not as articulate [...]

Message to Escambia County: Show Compassion for Kelley

Message to Escambia County: Show Compassion for Kelley

I'm not sure the people of Escambia County agree with the decision to fire a jail employee who has been widely recognized for her valor and courage during last year's explosion at the Central Booking and Detention Center. Our feature news story this week - "A Legacy of Trauma" - has an exclusive [...]

PS podcast: PNJ editor gives insights into the ‘Victims Next Door’ series

PS podcast: PNJ editor gives insights into the ‘Victims Next Door’ series

Yesterday, PNJ executive editor Lisa Nellesson-Lara spoke on Pensacola Today about her paper's four-part series on child abuse, "Victims Next Door." The statistics are staggering--one of 14 children in Escambia County are victims of abuse. The PNJ forum on the issue that is scheduled for today [...]

PS today: Victims Next Door

PS today: Victims Next Door

On Pensacola Speaks today, PNJ Executive Editor Lisa Nellessen-Lara will discuss her paper's powerful four-part series on child abuse, "Victims Next Door." The issue is an important one and the daily is doing a great job tackling it.

Senate bill for Charlotte’s Web distribution still alive

Senate bill for Charlotte’s Web distribution still alive

Yesterday State Sen. Rob Bradley offered an amendment to SB 7066 that revived the fight to establish a law for the distribution for low THC cannabis, the most well-known strain as Charlotte's Web. The amendment gives the bill new life. It will considered today on the Senate floor at 10 a.m. our [...]

Podcast: Sue Hand on FavorHouse and the White Rose Luncheon

Podcast: Sue Hand on FavorHouse and the White Rose Luncheon

Domestic Violence is a huge issue for Escambia County. Sue Hand and FavorHouse provide a tremendous service to the community.

Charlotte’s Web caught up in greed and politics

Charlotte’s Web caught up in greed and politics

Ryan Wiggins of Full Contact Strategies sent out this afternoon a statement from the Mosley family regarding the current status of Charlotte’s Web in Florida. The last challenge against the rules for its distribution are expected to be dismissed, but the victory may be a hollow one. [...]

Chocolate Fest this Saturday

Chocolate Fest this Saturday

The 12th annual Chocolate Fest is coming to Cordova Mall this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a not-for-profit child advocacy group that provides abused children—and their families—with a safe place in which to receive [...]

Daily Brew Tuesday: PYP beginnings revisited

Daily Brew Tuesday: PYP beginnings revisited

This week, I'm co-hosting with Carly "Slim" Borden "The Daily Brew" on BLAB TV. As the picture shows I have a face for radio, not television, but my "Mr. Potato Head" good looks could come in handy on day. This weekend the Pensacola Young Professionals held its ninth annual banquet. Outgoing [...]

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: [...]

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