Papa Gaetz applies for UWF presidency

August 15, 2016

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State Sen. Don Gaetz is among more than 70 applicants seeking to become the next president of the University of West Florida. Gaetz, 68, a Niceville Republican who…

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Reach & Rise mentors sought

August 11, 2016

The Reach & Rise mentoring program trains adult volunteers to provide mentoring services to young people ages 6-17 for one year. We aim to help youth develop tools to cope with issues such as low self-esteem,…


Achieve Escambia: ask teachers what works

August 3, 2016

In my Outtakes column for Aug. 4, I recommend that Achieve Escambia survey the teachers of the Escambia County School District to find out what is working and what isn’t in the classrooms. Staff surveys helped…


Podcast: Abraham Lincoln as a father

August 2, 2016

Pensacola historian Alan Manning discussed yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks” his book “Father Lincoln.” He discussed a human side of Abraham Lincoln that has previously been explored by historians. Manning talked about how he was inspired by…