Maritime Park wins state award

October 12, 2016

The Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park won the Award of Excellence in the Open Spaces category from the North Florida chapter of the Urban Land Institute last night in Jacksonville. Kudos to the Community…


AIA Florida: Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 1

October 12, 2016

The Board of Directors of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) announced today its unanimous opposition to Florida Constitutional Amendment 1, as seen on the November 2016 ballot. AIA Florida joins…


Panhandle Charitable Open Sets Record, over $210K

October 12, 2016

The Panhandle Charitable Open recently set a fundraising record during its 15th Anniversary event held at the end of September. All of the $210,000 net proceeds of the PCO support local charity organizations in the Pensacola…


Gulf Power seeks $106M rate hike

October 12, 2016

Gulf Power, which provides electricity to about 450,000 customers in Northwest Florida, will seek a $106.78 million increase in base rates, according to a filing Wednesday with the state Public Service Commission. The utility gave notice…


National Philanthropy Day nominees announced

October 12, 2016

The Association of Fundraising Professionals West Florida Chapter has announced the nominees for the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon. Several individuals and organizations were nominated for their philanthropic community efforts including Laverne Baker, Lewis Bear,…


FOP does very well in City of Pensacola negotiations

October 12, 2016

The Fraternal Order of Police did very well in its negotiations with City of Pensacola and Mayor Hayward’s Administration. According to the agreements up for approval at the City Council’s meeting on Oct. 13, police sergeants…

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Escambia County ready for 2030?

October 12, 2016

By Duwayne Escobedo That was the question put forward by Tony Carvajal for the Florida Chamber Foundation Florida 2030 Project on Tuesday morning. The organization is barnstorming through all 67 Florida counties to create an economic…


Soul Bowl this weekend

October 11, 2016

Celebrating it’s fifth year, two inner-city youth sports leagues are taking to the field in the yearly football shootout for bragging rights, unity and friendly competition, the 2016 Blue Wahoos Soul Bowl presented by Levin-Papantonio Law…