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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 [...]

PS Podcasts: Stan Connally and Cindi Bear Bonner on 2015 Power List

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, I interviewed Cindi Bear Bonner about her family being on the 2015 Power List. In the second half hour, I talked with Gulf Power CEO Stan Connally on being named the most influential person in Escambia County. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA [...]

USO Northwest Florida recognizes its 400 volunteers

USO Northwest Florida recognizes its 400 volunteers

USO Northwest Florida Recognizes its 400 Volunteers During USO Northwest Florida Recognizes its 400 Volunteers and Gives Community a Chance to Help Make a Difference Volunteers make it possible for USO NWFL to serve more than 15,000+ troops and families each month through programs and services. [...]

Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward joins Captain Keith Hoskins, the Commanding Officer of NAS Pensacola, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons, and Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May for a ceremonial signing of a joint proclamation designating April as Sexual [...]

Red Fish, Blue Fish hosts Team Green World fundraiser

Red Fish, Blue Fish hosts Team Green World fundraiser

Red Fish, Blue Fish on Pensacola Beach will be hosting a Team Green World Fundraiser on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 from 4-8 pm. Team Green World (TGW) is a 501(c)(3) public charity established to teach kids of all ages to “Think Ecologically” using music as the messenger. TGW’s [...]

Mollye Barrows and her ‘Better Way to Give’ initiative

Mollye Barrows and her ‘Better Way to Give’ initiative

Pensacola Today reporter Mollye Barrows talks about her efforts to help the community deal with panhandling and homelessness on Pensacola Speaks. This summer she and the Studer Community Institute will launch "A Better Way to Give."

Charlotte’s Web rule challenge in jeopardy

Charlotte’s Web rule challenge in jeopardy

With the case possibly getting tossed out, an administrative law judge has canceled a hearing next week in a challenge to a proposed rule for the state's new medical-marijuana industry. Judge Elizabeth McArthur last week dismissed the case filed on behalf of a 4-year-old girl with an inoperable [...]

Manna puts Hayne Street property up for sale

Manna puts Hayne Street property up for sale

Inweekly spoke this morning with Jay Bradshaw, past board chairman for Manna Food Pantries. Bradshaw said that Manna has decided not to build on the site of the old J. Lee Pickens School and will seek another location to build its much-needed facility. He said, "Our board of directors and staff [...]

Has the time come for metal detectors at city community centers?

Has the time come for metal detectors at city community centers?

The neighborhood gangs are getting younger and more violent. Commissioner Lumon May is very concerned about the safety of the children that participant in his Southern Youth Sports Association activities and wonders if the time has come for the City of Pensacola to install metal detectors at its [...]

PS Podcast: Julian MacQueen on corporate social responsibility

PS Podcast: Julian MacQueen on corporate social responsibility

On Pensacola Speaks yesterday, Julian MacQueen talked about Innisfree Hotels' corporate social responsibility program, The Hive. Today at 11 am, Innisfree is launching its new community garden project called 'From the Ground Up" at 711 N Hayne Street. The garden will be integrated into the City [...]

Innisfree creates sustainable garden on Hayne Street

Innisfree creates sustainable garden on Hayne Street

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, Innisfree Hotels will break ground on its ‘From the Ground Up’ sustainable garden. The project is a volunteer-driven initiative to provide fresh food and employment opportunities to disadvantaged members of our local community. Innisfree founder and CEO Julian [...]

PS Podcast: Rick Dye on ReEntry Alliance of Pensacola

PS Podcast: Rick Dye on ReEntry Alliance of Pensacola

In this week's issue, Inweekly reported on a pilot program in Escambia County to help prisoners become productive members of our community - "Tipping Point" by T.S. Strickland. On Pensacola Speaks yesterday, Rick Dye, REAP executive director, talked about the pilot program that may eventually save [...]

Cat’s photo featured on Today.com

Cat’s photo featured on Today.com

Please forgive me for a proud father moment. My daughter Cat's photo was featured by NBC on its website today.com. Our children redeem us.

Charlotte’s Web rules hit with more legal challenges

Charlotte’s Web rules hit with more legal challenges

MARIJUANA RULE HIT WITH TWO MORE CHALLENGES A Central Florida nursery and a trade association this week filed legal challenges to a state Department of Health proposal to carry out a new law allowing limited types of medical marijuana. The challenges, filed at the state Division of Administrative [...]

PS Podcast: Sgt. Andy Hobbs on disaster training

PS Podcast:  Sgt. Andy Hobbs on disaster training

Sgt. Andy Hobbs, who heads Homeland Security for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, discusses how local agencies dealt with last year's ice storm, floods and jail explosion. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the [...]

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