Wednesday September 28th 2016
Getting Out The Vote
Local Campaign Volunteers On Why This November Matters
By Shelby Smithey
Behind every campaign is a group of people who fully dedicate themselves to their party and candidate. Whether staunchly Republican or Democrat, these people push the campaign forward and make ...
Keeping With Tradition
By Jennifer Leigh
The mission of the Russian Grand Ballet is to celebrate the traditions of classical ballet, said Artistic Director, Constantine Pinchuk.
So it's no surprise that the touring company will be performing the timeless "Swan Lake" as they stop in ...
A Seat at the Table
By Eurydice Stanley
When asked if he participated in the sit-ins that desegregated Pensacola, 91-year-old Civil Rights Activist Howard King responded simply, "While they were at the counter, we were at the table."
His statement reflects the symbiotic relationship of successful grassroots ...
Veterans Tell Their VA Stories
By Rick Outzen
In mid-September, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) launched a new platform, MyVAstory.org, for military veterans to share their experiences with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Since then, hundreds of veterans have posted their stories to the website.
"We want ...
By Hana Frenette
More than 10 years ago, Scott Novota started making and selling collectible, hand-blown glass pumpkins in his back yard. They ranged in size, color and complexity, but each one had the special seal of approval from Novota, his ...
A team of Gulf Coast congressmen announced Wednesday that they are introducing a bill which aims to keep a majority of the fines collected following last year’s oil spill in the region.
The bill [...]
Following a year of public input, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force has issued a preliminary report and a call for further public input.
The task force was charged with returning a [...]
IN STAFF PICKS ITS FAVORITES
By IN Staff
Everybody always asks us if Best of the Coast is rigged by the IN staff. And we always laugh.
Because if that was true, all of our favorite places [...]
Independent News readers are Pensacola’s influentials. You know the best places to shop, dine and have fun. You make or break political careers, support worthwhile charitable events and make things [...]
INNISFREE ADOPTS CHARTER SCHOOL
By Jeremy Morrison
Students sat in their red shirts. They weren’t quite sure what they were waiting for.
“I don’t think they really, really get it,” [...]
Name: Christopher Peterson
Day Job: Bartender at Emerald City and owner of Drue Christopher Promotions
Pensacola Resident Since: 2004
I have a huge passion for pizza, and [...]
5 ½ BAR
Winner: Best Bar to Drink Alone, Best Martini, Best Original Drink Menu, Best Place to Eavesdrop
Runner Up: Best Bar Menu, Best Bar Overall, Best Bar Where it Pays to be a Regular, Best [...]
by Ashley Hardaway
To say The Smart Brothers’ absence has been sorely felt is an understatement. Last time they were here they laid to ruin the willpower of anyone who had yet to become a [...]
The countdown is almost over—DeLuna Fest '11 is next weekend (Oct. 14-16).
And that means we're getting ready to deliver the most bad-ass "unofficial" festival guide you've ever seen. We've [...]
BILLY BOB’S BEACH BARBECUE
Winner: Best BBQ
Runner Up: Best Restaurant-Gulf Breeze
For the seventh consecutive year, this locally-owned restaurant has been voted Best BBQ. Billy Bob’s, with [...]
ARAGON WINE MARKET
Winner: Best Wine Shop, Best Wine Tastings
For the third straight year, Aragon has been voted the best wine shop. Offering a variety of specialty and exotic wines (including [...]