BAYVIEW PARK FLEA MARKET Vendors will have their products for sale in Bayview Park at Blount St. and 20th Avenue every first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. Items for sale will include clothing, pottery, jewelry, baked goods and more. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or would like more information, call 436-5190, e-mail HYPERLINK “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com, or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.playpensacola.com” playpensacola.com.
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The Panhandle Charitable Open will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Marcus Pointe Golf Club. The two-man, best-ball tournament has raised thousands of dollars for local charities thanks to the generous support of businesses and individuals like you. The success in recent years of the PCO enabled the board to donate over $140,000 to charities such as Child Guardians, Inc., Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Council on Aging of West Florida, ARC Gateway, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Independence for the Blind, American Cancer Society and Covenant Hospice. The primary charities this year will be Child Guardians, Inc., Council on Aging of West Florida, and Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Increasing the number of charities that participate highlights a goal of the PCO to continue to expand the impact and reach of their golf tournament. For more information, contact Doug Gooch at 293-7574 or visit pcogolf.org.
CITY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS It’s time to put the “play” back in Pensacola. Parents, are you looking for a fun and exciting After School Program for your child at an affordable price? The City of Pensacola has the programs for you. The goal is to offer play to children ages 5-12 through homework assistance, crafts, indoor and outdoor play, themed activities, a healthy snack, and so much more. Children get the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. Each location has a unique way of getting children active in a variety of ways. Please take the time to speak with the staff in order to choose the program that will best fit your child’s needs. Register today at the location of your choice:
– Cobb Community Center, 601 E. Mallory St., 436-5192
– Fricker Community Center, 900 N. F St., 436-5195
– Gull Point Community Center, 7000 Spanish Trail, 494-7360
– Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Community Center, 913 S. I St., 436-5198
– Vickrey Community Center, 2130 Summit Blvd., 912-4056
For more information on hours and cost please contact the center of your choice or visit us at HYPERLINK “http://www.playpensacola.com” playpensacola.com.
HEALTH OFFICIALS ENCOURAGE PROTECTION AGAINST MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS As residents spend more time outdoors this summer, the Escambia County Health Department (FL) advises residents and visitors to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illness. Increased rain during the summer months can lead to more mosquito breeding areas — combine this with traditional outdoor activities and summer months can lead to an increased risk of exposure. Individuals should use the “5 D’s” to protect themselves.
Dusk and Dawn: Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking blood. For many species, this is during the dusk and dawn hours.
Dress: Wear clothing that covers most of your skin.
DEET: When the potential exists for exposure to mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide) are recommended. Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are other repellent options.
Drainage: Check around your home to rid the area of standing water, which is where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
Screens: Cover open windows and doors with screens. Check screens regularly for tears and openings that need to be repaired.
Homeowners can help prevent mosquito-borne disease by clearing potential breeding sites in and around their homes:
Clean out eaves, troughs and gutters.
Remove old tires or drill holes in those used in playgrounds to drain.
Turn over or remove empty plastic pots.
Pick up all beverage containers and cups.
Check tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water.
Pump out bilges on boats.
Replace water in birdbaths and pet or other animal feeding dishes at least once a week.
Change water in all plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week. Don’t forget indoor plants.
Remove vegetation or obstructions in drainage ditches that prevent the flow of water.
UNITED WAY’S EMERGING LEADERS SOCIETY TO HOST ANNUAL PARTY United Way of Escambia County donors ages 18-40 invite their peers to attend the Emerging Leaders Society Annual Party on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The party is a chance for young philanthropists to meet, network and learn about United Way.
The free event is sponsored by Blazzues Blues and Jazz Club, 200 S. Palafox St. All residents ages 18-40 are invited to attend.
For more details or to RSVP, call Brandy Gottlieb at 444-7147 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs appreciated by Aug. 23.
GULF COAST ECONOMICS CLUB Rebecca Odell, Appellate Attorney from St. Petersburg, Fla., will be the guest speaker for the Gulf Coast Economics Club meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at New World Landing, 600 S. Palafox St.
Odell practices before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. Her presentations are dynamic lessons in American history and civics. The topic of the speech will be “Our Current Constitutional Crisis.”
Doors open at 11 a.m., and the networking and social events start at 11:30 a.m., followed by the speaker and buffet lunch at noon. Reservations are required and should be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.
For reservations, e-mail email@example.com or call 723-2423.
3RD ANNUAL PENSACOLA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL ARTWORK ANNOUNCED The Fiesta of Five Flags Association announces the featured artist for the 33rd annual Pensacola Seafood Festival. Jan Kurtz, best known for her marine biology research, translates her fascination with the environment around us into brilliant naturescapes. One of her paintings has been selected as this year’s Pensacola Seafood Festival’s official artwork. Posters and T-shirts showcasing her design will be sold at the official merchandise booths during the 2010 Pensacola Seafood Festival held September 24-26 at Seville Square in downtown Pensacola.
Kurtz’s work is currently displayed at Blue Morning Gallery in downtown Pensacola. Her interest in art was renewed after years of studying science, when she began taking art classes in the late 90s. She has developed her skills in the areas of watercolor, pastels and most recently oil. Her work has been strengthened through her involvement with the Pensacola Museum of Art, Gulf Breeze Arts and the Plein Air Painters.
Jan Kurtz will be available to sign posters at the gazebo in Seville Square on Friday, Sept. 24 from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 26 from noon-2 p.m.
There are various activities to look forward to at the Pensacola Seafood Festival. There will be live entertainment in Fountain Park throughout the weekend. Splash Dogs, a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company, return with their dock jumping and dock diving competition. The Fiesta Seafood Grille sponsored by ESP will offer cooking demonstrations where you can view area chefs as they prepare regional delicacies. Over 200 arts and crafts vendors will provide the opportunity to start your holiday shopping early, and a cost-friendly children’s area will be filled with a variety of activities for kids of all ages.
The Pensacola Seafood Festival is presented by the Fiesta of Five Flags Association. For more information about this or other Fiesta events, contact the Fiesta office at 433-6512 or visit fiestaoffiveflags.org.
NEW OFFICE LOCATION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES The Administrative Offices for the Escambia County School District currently housed at 215 W. Garden St. are being relocated, in a phase-in approach, to the building located at 75 N. Pace Boulevard (32505).
The School District’s Instructional Technology Department was the first to move into the new location, and during the week of July 26-30, other departments have completed the move. Groups that recently moved include the superintendent and his staff, board members and their staff, internal auditing, board attorney and staff, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and the assistant superintendent of operations. The entire administrative move will be complete by December 2010. All telephone numbers and e-mail addresses will remain the same.