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Save RadioLive

Save RadioLive

Budget cuts may force WUWF to drop its very popular RadioLive. Press Release: Grassroots Effort Successfully Keeps Radio Alive Executive Director and RadioLive host, Pat Crawford explained, “The impact of the economic recession made it clear in early 2009 that substantive reductions to [...]

PPD had Taser problems in 2005

PPD had Taser problems in 2005

Pensacola Police Officer Jerald Ard has been suspended and is under FDLE investigation for firing his Taser as he chased a man who was fleeing on a bicycle early Saturday morning in Brownsville and the running over the man with his patrol car. The fleeing man, who the PPD have yet to identify, [...]

Dinner with Ryan

Dinner with Ryan

Last night, I had dinner with Rebecca Ryan and a group of PYP leaders that was hosted by Jay Bradshaw and Coastal Moving. Ryan is the keynote speaker at today's annual meeting of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Her book "Live First, Work Second---getting inside the head of the next [...]

Advertisers… start your bidding!

Press Release: Advertisers… start your bidding! The AAF Pensacola Advertising Auction is now online! For years, the annual Advertising Auction has helped agencies, businesses and non-profits get great deals on media and advertising items. This year, the auction has been moved to an [...]

Buzz: Jude Law Baby Momma gets $190K

Buzz: Jude Law Baby Momma gets $190K

The British newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting that Samantha Burke, 24, gave birth to Law's child two weeks early and has already received offers from the media for photoshoots of herself and baby Sophia. Bids for the first picture are said to be around £120,000 --$190,584 US dollars. Read more.

Artist helps FamiliesFirst

Artist helps FamiliesFirst

Press release: A well-known Pensacola artist is helping FamiliesFirst Network of Lakeview Center to recruit foster families from within African-American communities. Sonja Griffin Evans, whose work often reflects her Gullah heritage, agreed to provide a painting that would illustrate [...]

Fiesta Seafood Winners

Fiesta Seafood Winners

I judged the seafood booths at the Fiesta Seafood Festival along with Mayor Mike Wiggins, Sue Straughan (WEAR), Brent Lane (Cat Country) and Julio Diaz (PNJ). Best Tasting Food: South Beach Grill---Coconut shrimp Runner-ups: CG Concessions, Brewsters Ice Cream (try Key Lime Pie) Most [...]

Jeff Miller and two buddies back Lay

Jeff Miller and two buddies back Lay

Pace principal Frank Lay received a letter from Congressman Jeff Miller and two other members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, J. Randy Forbes and Mike McIntyer. According to the letter, the CPC has 54 members. The daily newspaper's headline states the caucus backs Frank Lay, but that is not [...]

Charter workshop today

The City Council will hold another Charter workshop today at 4 p.m. at the Hagler/Mason Conference Room in City Hall. City Attorney Rusty Well has come up with two more changes that he suggests need to be made - Charter Review. Why these changes are being pointed out on Sept. 1 and not two months [...]

GoPensacola big hit

There is an email circulating that states that the new PNJ entertainment website had 1,584,508 page views in August. Congratulations. That is tremendous. This blog, which has no billboards, PNJ ads, giveaways or photos of bikini contests, had 467,857 page views. Not bad for a one-man operation.

Zoo director resigns

The Daily News is reporting that Danielle Lantz, executive director of The Zoo Northwest Florida, has resigned. She announced her decision in an e-mail dated Friday, according to Joanne Curtin, a member of the Gulf Coast Zoological Society. Read more.

Important meeting on downtown post office

The Downtown Pensacola branch is on the chop list. The Postal Service is giving us a one-time opportunity to discuss alternative options to closing the Downtown Pensacola Branch at a schedule Town Hall Meeting. As a community of Business Owners, Residents, Employees, Government Entities and [...]

Zoo closes – temporarily

Press Release: In an effort to conserve funds while awaiting final decisions from Escambia & Santa Rosa County Commissions, The ZOO Northwest Florida will temporarily close to the public on Monday, August 17th through Friday, August 21st. If funding is received, The ZOO will reopen on Friday the [...]

Luna statue debate

On Thursday, Celebrate Pensacola and the City of Pensacola unveiled at the foot of Palafox Street a statue of Spanish explorer Don Tristan de Luna. In the months leading up to the ceremony, there was considerable debate over which direction the statue would face. If he faced north - looking up [...]

Billings – Mississippi notes

My hometown is Greenville, Mississippi. We moved from Greenville to Gulf Breeze in 1981. Bud Billings lived in Greenville from the mid-1970s until 1985, when he sold his business, Greenville Auto & Truck, 3291 Highway 82 East (see map) and divorced his first wife. Billings lived at 1545 [...]

SR Health Director resigns after DUI

SR Health Director resigns after DUI

NorthEscambia.com reports that Shannon Jacobs, the Santa Rosa County Health Director, resigned on Friday, July 24. Jacobs, 34, crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic on Navarre Beach Road June 20 a struck a vehicle driven by James H. Hering, 42. Two Intoxilyzer tests showed Jacobs had blood [...]

PETA wants ZOO closed

PETA wants ZOO closed

The Daily News reports that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent letters to Santa Rosa and Escambia County commissioners to urge them to stop providing financial help to The Zoo Northwest Florida. PETA is upset that the Zoo used its animals as collateral for a loan. Danyelle [...]

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