The Boy Scouts of America began allowing gay members under the age of 18 as of January 1st. While some groups have withdrawn their support, the impact on local scouting doesn’t appear to be that large for now.
Spencer Page at the Gulf Coast Council says nine charter partners, all of them religious groups and most of them independent churches, notified the Council just after the vote last May that they would be departing.
For two nights in a row, the Florida/Alabama gulf coast was under a hard freeze warning, with low temperatures at 20 degrees or below. The extreme weather is a concern for the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, where precautionary measures were taken.
“Well, I am happy to say they did quite well,” said Dorothy Kaufmann on Tuesday. Kaufmann is director of the Wildlife Sanctuary, which works to provide care to injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife.
A researcher from the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) was awarded the 2014 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award. The award honors the best original contribution to the field of aeronautical or astronautical historical non-fiction literature published in the last five years.
One year after the first mention of a new YMCA for downtown Pensacola, businessman Quint Studer is out with a new offer to the organization.
Studer – who closed on a 3.4 million dollar deal for the Pensacola News Journal property last week, is offering part of the six acres for the YMCA to replace its 62-year-old facility. No money will change hands; Studer considers it a “donation.”