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Askew named to Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Askew named to Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame

The late Gov. Reubin Askew and civil-rights leaders Sallye B. Mathis and Edward Daniel Davis were named this week by Gov. Rick Scott as inductees to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Askew, who died last year, was elected governor in 1970 and served two terms. In announcing the hall of [...]

Gillette and Barrows to lead public speaking workshop for women

Gillette and Barrows to lead public speaking workshop for women

Press release: John Maxwell-certified trainer Rachael Gillette and former WEAR-TV anchor Mollye Barrows know what it takes to speak before an audience with ease and confidence and will share that knowledge at a workshop for women on Saturday, March 28. This is the second in a series of workshops [...]

Who are the 2015 International Women of Courage

Who are the 2015 International Women of Courage

Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only [...]

Covenant Hospice celebrates National Social Worker Month

Covenant Hospice celebrates National Social Worker Month

Press release: Covenant Hospice proudly celebrates National Social Work Month throughout the month of March. This year marks a special year for the social work community, as it’s also the National Association of Social Workers 60th anniversary. NASW’s goal during Social Work Month and [...]

Jacksonville has innovative program to help mentally ill and homeless

Jacksonville has innovative program to help mentally ill and homeless

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Jail Director Tara Wildes wants to place trained Supplemental Security Income processors at the jail to increase the success rate of getting people community services. The program is called SOAR — Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability [...]

International Woman of Courage will meet with Favor House, Pace Center and young area leaders

International Woman of Courage will meet with Favor House, Pace Center and young area leaders

Tabassum Adnan, founder of the Kwendo Jirga (Sister's Council) of Pakistan, was honored yesterday at the U.S. Department of State as a 2015 International Woman of Courage. This is the only State Department award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide. She will be arrive in Pensacola [...]

IMPACT 100 receives Public Citizen of the Year award

IMPACT 100 receives Public Citizen of the Year award

Press release: IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area is pleased to announce the honor of receipt of the Public Citizen of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers, Northwest Florida Unit. Additionally, IMPACT 100 has also been nominated for this same award on the state level. The [...]

Baptist Health Care Foundation announces 2014 Hollinger Award Recipients

Baptist Health Care Foundation announces 2014 Hollinger Award Recipients

The Baptist Health Care Foundation proudly announces the 2014 Hollinger Award recipients, chosen for their outstanding service contributions to the community. The 2014 recipients are: Womens Board Volunteer Stacey Balka, Outreach Service Line Director, Baptist Hospital Volunteer of the [...]

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Deanna Smith of Trauma Intervention Program

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Deanna Smith of Trauma Intervention Program

My interview with Deanna Smith of TIP of Northwest Florida. Pensacola Speaks is on News Talk 1370 WCOA weekdays from 5-6 p.m.

Swtizers donate $500,000 to new downtown Y

Swtizers donate $500,000 to new downtown Y

The donations continue to roll into YMCA of Northwest Florida for its new downtown facility. Today, the Switzer family--Bobby, Charlie and John--committed $500,000. “Our family has a heart for children and families, and this project is a reflection of our interest in strengthening the next [...]

International Women of Courage honoree Tabassum Adnan coming to Pensacola

International Women of Courage honoree Tabassum Adnan coming to Pensacola

We got this email from Jena Melancon of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council: We've just been given permission to share information about the International Woman of Courage who will be in Pensacola next week. We are honored to welcome to Pensacola Ms. Tabassum Adnan of the Kwendo Jirga [...]

International Women of Courage Award Recipient to Speak in Pensacola

International Women of Courage Award Recipient to Speak in Pensacola

One of 10 women who will be honored this week as 2015 International Women of Courage Award recipients in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker for the Third Annual International Women’s Day Celebration sponsored by the Women’s Civic Forum and the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy [...]

Mother pleads for daughter’s life

Mother pleads for daughter’s life

Gulf Breeze mother Holley Moseley spoke yesterday at a Florida Department of Health’s medical marijuana rule making workshop. She and her family were the driving forces behind the passage of the law legalizing Charlotte's Web, a special strain of marijuana that is non-euphoric and helps [...]

YMCA announces another big donor on Wednesday

YMCA announces another big donor on Wednesday

Press release: The YMCA of Northwest Florida will announce the next major gift to their campaign for a new downtown facility on Wednesday, March 4, at 9:30 am at the Downtown YMCA, 410 N. Palafox St. This significant six-figure gift comes from a local family with deep roots in the community. [...]

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