Thursday February 23rd 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 ...
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
More than a baseball team
There’s no denying the change that the Blue Wahoos have brought and will continue to bring to Pensacola. After years of planning, the city has a [...]
Chairman, Pensacola Urban Redevelopment Advisory Committee
Brian Hooper is an attorney at Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon practicing contract and commercial litigation, government [...]
Supervisor, City of Pensacola Inner-city Athletics
As a young, black male growing up in Pensacola, Justin Pierce looked up to Lumon May.
May, who coached Pierce’s youth [...]
A battered timber leans against the wall of Michael Carro’s NAI Halford office, names and professions of love carved into the grain. This piece of wood is a [...]
Executive Director, ARC Gateway
Donna Fassett has been changing the game for Pensacolians with developmental disabilities for 33 years. And she’s not slowing down, even as she [...]
By Stephanie Sharp
The hype is inescapable. It seems like every other woman I talk to has something to say about “Fifty Shades of Grey.” If you haven’t heard the news, the Fifty Shades [...]
By Brett Hutchins
Dancing in the sand can be a tough thing to do without the right band leading the way. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is headed to Pensacola Beach to do just that. Their [...]
Congratulations to Drew Hardgrave and Veralyn Montemayor
They are officially the winners of this year’s Pensacola Blockparty Wedding!
The lucky couple has won the bad ass prize of a free [...]
13 We Got Right
by Rick Outzen
The Independent News published its first issue on July 1, 1999. The basic premise was to be a newspaper that cared about its community and one that would report [...]
Dr. Philip Ham, Primary Care Physician at West Florida Hospital
Dr. Philip Ham works at West Florida Hospital, his specialty is family practice. Dr. Ham is a doctor of osteopathic medicine [...]