The family of dolphins at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Ft. Walton Beach will be expanding. This fall, officials at the facility announced that two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are pregnant. Delilah and Lily are expected to deliver their calves in the spring of 2014.
While living at the Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island, Delilah has had three prior pregnancies, with this being her fourth. Lily, who was born at the facility in April of 2003, will be delivering her very first calf. Even while pregnant, the dolphins remain an important part of the show.
Lucy Morgan, a former capitol bureau chief for the St. Petersburg Times, recently was a guest instructor at the University of West Florida. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody sat down with her to discuss her nearly half-century as an investigative journalist.
Morgan, 73, began her career at the Ocala Star Banner in 1965, then moved to the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) in 1968.
As of January 2, a new GED test will be unveiled across the United States. It will go from an endpoint for adults to a springboard for further education and training.
The new assessment will continue to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential. But it goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills that are the focus of today’s curriculum.
The holiday season is a time for joy and family and good will towards men. At least that's what they keep telling us. In reality, many people find this time of year stressful and depressing. But it doesn't have to be. Dr. David Josephs is the clinical director at the Lakeview Center, a mental health facility and an affiliate of Baptist Health Care in Pensacola. He says that when people are almost ordered to be merry it can take them "out of their comfort zone".
Pensacola businessmen Ray Russenberger and Collier Merrill will meet with city officials Monday afternoon, on allegations they owe past-due sales royalties and interest on revenues from the Fish House and Atlas Oyster Bar restaurants in downtown Pensacola. At issue is the ownership of the building, not of the restaurants themselves, on a tract of city land called “Pitt Slip Marina.” Ray Russenberger leased the property in 1987, then granted a sub-lease in 2000 to Collier Merrill and his partners – who formed Great Southern Restaurants.
Shelter House of Northwest Florida is getting set for its 3rd annual “Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence.” The twilight event will be held this evening at the Destin City Hall Annex beginning at 4:30 p.m.
For this year’s run, there’s a 5K and a 9K. “The 9K is representative of (the fact that) every nine seconds a woman is beaten in the United States,” says Michelle Sperzel.
Zoe Weil is president and co-founder of the Institute of Humane Education, a non-profit organization that promotes education in human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection. Weil will give a presentation for the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals in Pensacola on Friday. She will also lead a workshop hosted by the local environmental nonprofit Earth Ethics on Saturday.
The Florida Department of Transportation outlined its 5 year plan for the future this week. The outline from the FDOT include millions of dollars in future road improvements in the panhandle. Ian Satter, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation says the plans include a major road widening project.
9 Mile Road will be expanded from from two to four lanes from I-10 to Pine Forest Road. There will be some large scale resurfacing of roads in Escambia County including Creighton Road from Davis Highway to US-90.
When the Escambia County Commission meets this (Thurs) evening, it’s expected to narrow the list of candidates for County Administrator.
The names of 20 applicants have been submitted by the Dallas-based headhunting firm Waters Consulting. Lead consultant Andrea Sims says the list reflects a nationwide search and wide diversity – six African-Americans, including one woman, and a diversity of professional backgrounds.