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Winners & Losers 3/12/15

Winners & Losers 3/12/15

Winners Vicky Gaetz The first bill passed by the Florida Senate this year was the Victoria Q. Gaetz Racing Greyhound Protection Act. Gaetz, a tireless advocate for dogs and other animals, is the [...]

Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Outtakes—Innovative Approaches Needed

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Pensacola City Council and Escambia Board of County Commissioners are concerned about panhandling. All have paid lip service to doing something about homelessness, but our local [...]

Outtakes—The Innocence of Pensacon

Outtakes—The Innocence of Pensacon

I like Pensacon. This odd assortment of celebrities, panel discussions, workshops, parties and costumed visitors is the perfect event for Pensacola. For years, the local hospitality industry has [...]

Winners & Losers 3/5/15

Winners & Losers 3/5/15

The Winners in Pensacola are far surpassing the Losers. In order to return some sense of balance to the universe, the Winners & Losers cubicle of the Inweekly news and media empire created an all [...]

Outtakes—It’s Different Here

Outtakes—It’s Different Here

My father told me that everyone likes to be the hero of the movie that runs in his head, but this has gotten out of hand. Brian Williams, the anchor and managing editor of NBC "Nightly News," [...]

Winners & Losers 2/26/15

Winners & Losers 2/26/15

Winners YMCA of Northwest Florida February has been a very good month for the YMCA. The Levin family made a $1 million gift to support the construction of its new facility in downtown Pensacola. [...]

Winners & Losers 2/19/15

Winners & Losers 2/19/15

Winners Kelley Bradford The Escambia County Jail employee was recognized by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office with the Civilian Gold Medal of Honor for saving the life of Detention Deputy [...]

Outtakes: Restless Natives

Outtakes: Restless Natives

By Rick Outzen When a city government loses its connection to the pulse of its neighborhoods, miscommunication and problems ensue. The discussions concerning Manna relocating into the neighborhood [...]

Winners & Losers 2/12/15

Winners & Losers 2/12/15

Winners Ashton Hayward The Pensacola mayor announced that Pensacola Police officers would begin wearing body cameras as part of their regular duty gear. The body cameras will be activated anytime [...]

Outtakes—Bring Back Trader Jon’s

Outtakes—Bring Back Trader Jon’s

By Rick Outzen Visit Pensacola hosted in January the Destination Summit 2020. The meeting brought together a diverse cross-section of business leaders and elected officials to help establish a [...]

Winners & Losers 2/5/15

Winners & Losers 2/5/15

Winners Donovan Chau Innovation Coast, an alliance of technology and knowledge-based companies in Northwest Florida, has named Dr. Donovan Chau, associate director of the University of West Florida [...]

Outtakes—Road Trip

Outtakes—Road Trip

Last week, I took a road trip to Tallahassee to participate in an important media event leading into the upcoming legislative session. Every January, Associated Press hosts a series of press [...]

Winners & Losers 1/29/14

Winners & Losers 1/29/14

Winners Bubba Watson The Pensacola Blue Wahoos recently announced that two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson has purchased ownership in the Minor League baseball. Born in Pensacola and raised in [...]

Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

For all the job growth that Escambia County has had over the past four years, our public school enrollment is flat. In the 2011, Escambia County had 40,495 children in enrolled in pre-kindergarten [...]

Winners & Losers 1/22/15

Winners & Losers 1/22/15

Winners Gray Swoope The Florida Secretary of Commerce and president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI), Gray Swoope, announced that he will leave his post at the end of February. Over the [...]

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