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Pensacola Beach House at airport gets noticed

Pensacola Beach House at airport gets noticed

Open only four months, the Pensacola Beach House at Pensacola International Airport has already won recognition. TRAVEL+LEISURE Magazine ranked the airport eatery ninth on its “12 New Airport Restaurants That Make Going Through Security Way More Rewarding”. Congratulations goes to the [...]

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

Mayor Hayward further clarifies CBRE position, cuts fee by $1M

We received this email from the mayor's office. Rather than hold a press conference, Mayor Hayward prefers communicating through press releases. Once again, he vouched for CBRE. I'm not sure where the criticism of the real estate company is coming from, but apparently he is getting pushback on [...]

PS Today: Power List edition

PS Today: Power List edition

On Pensacola Speaks, we will have Cindi Bear Bonner and Stan Connally. 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 discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones and iPads, download the WCOA app from iTunes. For Androids, go to Google [...]

Pensacola airport adds direct flight to Jacksonville

Pensacola airport adds direct flight to Jacksonville

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward joined representatives from Silver Airways and Visit Pensacola today at Pensacola International Airport (PNS) as Silver launched new service between Pensacola and Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), with connecting service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL). Silver [...]

Dysfunction Junction 2015: CMPA board was told on April 2 CBRE listing had expired

Dysfunction Junction 2015: CMPA board was told on April 2 CBRE listing had expired

Late Tuesday night, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward had his COO Tamara Fountain send out a memorandum from him detailing his thoughts on the CBRE listing agreement and the proposed development of a hotel and luxury apartments at the Community Maritime Park. The CBRE listing agreement for the [...]

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

Pensacola City Council seeks input on food trucks from DIB

In August 2013, Inweekly published an article on how food trucks have become part of the local flavor of cities around the country (Eat Street). At a "Morning with the Mayor" session that fall, Mayor Ashton Hayward said he was in favor of food trucks. Last spring, the city put together a food truck [...]

PS Podcast: Quint talks about Blue Wahoos and the impact of the team

PS Podcast: Quint talks about Blue Wahoos and the impact of the team

Yesterday, I had a great conversation with Blue Wahoos co-owner Quint Studer on Pensacola Speaks. We talked about the impact of the team on the city, how his staff mirrors the community, which players to watch and how Bubba Watson has helped the team. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 [...]

Miller says VA no more accountable one year after scandal

Miller says VA no more accountable one year after scandal

Chairman Miller released the following statement today regarding the first anniversary of the VA scandal, which was made public at an April 9, 2014, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing. “I think Sec. McDonald is doing his best to correct VA’s course, but enormous challenges [...]

Battle over gay adoption riles Gaetz

Battle over gay adoption riles Gaetz

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday advanced a controversial bill that would allow private adoption agencies to refuse to place children with same-sex couples. Dubbed the "conscience protection" bill, the House measure (HB 7111) by Rep. [...]

PS Today: Quint Studer, Wahoos and League of Women Voters

PS Today: Quint Studer, Wahoos and League of Women Voters

Quint Studer will come on Pensacola Speaks today to discuss the 2015 edition of Pensacola Blue Wahoos. We will also have Deirdre McNabb, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. She will discuss the health care coverage and the Senate's plan to expand it. Pensacola Speaks airs on News [...]

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 [...]

House now wants more prison oversight

House now wants more prison oversight

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Saying that reform must happen, a Florida House panel on Tuesday pushed forward a plan aimed at increasing oversight of the state's troubled prison system but stopped short of endorsing an independent commission included in the Senate's corrections [...]

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 [...]

Creative Tourism: Mississippi Blues Trail

Creative Tourism: Mississippi Blues Trail

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, I interviewed Mary Margaret Miller with Visit Mississippi about the Mississippi Blues Trail. One interesting nugget: Mississippi has more Grammy winners per capita than any other state. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 [...]

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