Wednesday February 22nd 2017
Pictures, Parades and More
A Guide To Mardi Gras 2017
By Stephanie Sharp
WARREN THOMPSON’S MARDI GRAS VIEW
Even the most seasoned Mardi Gras veterans only ever catch glimpses of their fellow parade-goers through the gaps between festooned floats and decked-out marching bands. One photographer has ...
Black History Month Poetry Events
By C.S. Satterwhite
As Black History Month comes to a close, several events throughout Pensacola celebrate the February tradition honoring African-American culture.
Speaking to the vibrancy of Pensacola's poetry scene, this year two major poetry events are scheduled at the same time ...
Don’t Call Them Emo
By Grant Hutchinson
Jimmy Eat World will be performing at Vinyl on Feb. 28, and local fans couldn't be more stoked.
"(The band's first three records) had such an impact on me," said Travis Seals, 36, of Pensacola. "I associate them with ...
Trial Lawyer 2.0 Wins Again
By Rick Outzen
Last week, the Levin Papantonio law firm announced it had helped secure a cash settlement of more than $670 million with Dupont over lawsuits related to the exposure of the toxic chemical C8 from the company's plant in ...
Development Honors Grocer Willard Warfield
By Duwayne Escobedo
Both Chad Henderson and John Ellis Jr. enjoy preserving historic buildings.
Henderson, founder and CEO of the healthcare real estate development company Catalyst CRE, owns the four-story Rhodes Building on the corner of Chase and Palafox streets that was ...
Council Considers the Loss of City-Wide Seats
By Jeremy Morrison
The Pensacola City Council is currently considering if its two at-large seats should be phased out. After a second public hearing [...]
Memorial Barge Project to Benefit Coastkeepers
By Jeremy Morrison
Ever see plasma cut through steel? It’s pretty sweet.
“It’s kind of like magic when it works,” said Kevin Marchetti, [...]
By Lilia Del Bosque Oakey Whitehouse
Boiled, fried or in a bisque, it’s safe to say that the South loves its crawfish. More than 16,000 pounds of crawfish will be boiled at Bartram Park for the [...]
How powerful is Jim Reeves? Let’s just say he never has a problem getting a table at McGuire’s.
“I said, I want a table in the very, very back of the restaurant,” Reeves recalled. “All I [...]
By Jason Leger
Deerhunter – ‘Monomania’
I think it’s safe to say that our quaint town has gotten plenty of love in the world of alternative music. In 2005, David Dondero crooned about the [...]
When Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May was in high school, one of his teachers asked him what he planned to do with his life.
“I told him, ‘I really want to go into the Peace [...]
He comes from a simpler time and place. The humble landscape of mid-century Missouri.
“Have you ever watched that television show ‘The Waltons?’ They were upper class compared to us,” [...]
By Chuck Shepherd
Well-Earned Retirement In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job—as Amsterdam [...]
National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Pensacola Opera is one of 817 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. Pensacola Opera is [...]
With the sun streaming through the office window and bouncing around the executive digs, the Friday-afternoon possibilities seem endless. Outside, glints of light dance on Pensacola Bay.