Friday February 24th 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 ...
Interview with Rev. H. K. Matthews
By Rick Outzen
Rev. H.K. Matthews walked into the Independent News to set the record straight. Dressed in black slacks, a grey dress shirt with a white collar [...]
Artel Gallery hosts Tuesday, Feb. 18 at lecture by Valerie George, associate UWF professor of sculpture.
George built a recording studio inside her 1983 Mercedes wagon. She has toured the country [...]
Press Release: The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) is pleased to announce the rosters for the Subway High School All-Star Soccer Game Presented by the Andrews Institute, the official sports [...]
The SMG-Managed Saenger Theatre was listed as a #4 Top Spot Nationwide by Venues Today, an international trade magazine. The ranking was based on concert and event grosses for venues with a 2,000 [...]
We are suckers for Valentine's Day. There, we said. It feels good to just let that out and embrace our cheesy, lovey romantic side. We know it's not cool to be all hearts and pink fluff, but we don't [...]
Last Call at the Bridge Bar?
By Jeremy Morrison
The Three-Mile Bridge has spanned the watery expanse of Pensacola Bay for decades. Rising from the depths with an arched back, it is part of the [...]
Sgt. David Goldsmith
His law enforcement career that spanned 31 years ended Jan. 31 when he retired from the Pensacola Police Department. Goldsmith began his career with the department as [...]
By Brett Hutchins
When the Grateful Dead is brought up, it's usually either followed by a roll of the eyes or some form of excitement and respect. The band's magnetism became a cultural movement, [...]
By Rick Outzen
Escambia County has significant influence throughout the state this year. We have representatives on the executive committees of three prominent state associations, Florida League [...]
There’s still time to make a night of it. Don’t feel like you can only enjoy Valentine’s Day on February 14. Celebrate throughout the entire weekend with a fancy dinner, live entertainment or a [...]