Voices of Pensacola
4:56 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

UPDATED: Multicultural Resource Center Highlights Pensacola's Diverse History

Sandra Averhart

Voices of Pensacola is a multicultural resource center highlighting the city’s diverse history and it’s now open to the public. It officially opened on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Voices of Pensacola is a project of UWF Historic Trust, which used a $605,000 gift from Gulf Power Company and its parent Southern Company, to transform one of its historic downtown properties, previously known as the Beacon Building.

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3:47 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Carl Wernicke: Autumn Beauty Revealed

Credit IHMC

Saturday morning I was driving down Mary Kitchens Road on Garcon Point when I began to ask myself, when did all those wildflowers pop up on the shoulders? Sure, I had been seeing the fall flowers coming on, but how did they go from coming on to a cornucopia overnight?

Well, they didn’t. It just seemed that way.

Before I say why, let me backtrack a bit.

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ITEN Wired Summit
3:17 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

ITEN Wired Summit Get Rave Reviews

The ITEN Wired Summit last week in Pensacola brought tech companies and tech workers and tech lovers together for about 36 hours. Almost 300 people who attended the event, which was the eleventh edition of the summit in the past eight years. Jim Rhodes, the chair of the ITEN Wired Planning Committee says this years edition was one of the most diverse, encompassing all aspects of business technology. He credits the members of his planning group.

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First Amendment Foundation
11:20 am
Tue October 7, 2014

PNJ Will Host Sunshine Seminar

The First Amendment Foundation is returning to Pensacola, to host another “Sunshine Seminar.”

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11:17 am
Tue October 7, 2014

'Blood Moon' Eclipse Visible Wednesday Morning

Three different events of the red moon last light. 1st: Penumbral eclipse begins -> The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face. 2nd: Partial eclipse begins -> Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red. 3rd: Maximum Eclipse ->Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Credit Photo via Flickr//David Yu

Residents along the Gulf Coast will join much of the rest of North America early Wednesday, in viewing another “blood moon.” 

The event is the second in a sequence of four blood moons called a tetrad, which occur in six-month intervals. The first blood moon was last April 15. The last two will happen in 2015, on April 4 and September 28. The color of a "Blood Moon" comes from the refraction of the sun’s light through Earth’s atmosphere.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
11:09 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Fight Breast Cancer -- Give Blood

Credit OneBlood

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the blood service OneBlood is reminding everyone that blood donors play a major role in helping women battling the disease.

Normally, when the subject of giving blood comes up, the first thoughts for many are that the blood is for accident victims or surgical patients. But OneBlood’s Betty Roberts says blood and platelets are also used to counter the harsh effects of chemotherapy throughout their treatment.

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Animal Welfare
3:05 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Santa Rosa County Offers Low Cost Pet Spay Program

Pet owners in Santa Rosa County are being offered a low cost opportunity to have their animals spayed or neutered. Dale Hamilton, Director of Animal Services in Santa Rosa County says the county received a $25,000 grant from the Florida Animal Friend license plate program to help income-eligible residents of Santa Rosa County get their pets spayed or neutered. The program began on October 1 and will run until the grant money is gone.

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ITEN Wired Summit
2:52 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Homeland Security Official Talks Cyber Security In Pensacola

Brigadier General Gregory Touhill
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

It was a full day of hands on training and networking on Pensacola Beach today at The I-TEN Wired Summit.

The keynote speaker at lunch was Brigadier general Gregory Touhill, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber-security Operations within the Department of Homeland Security. After his address he spoke with WUWF's Bob Barrett about homeland security beginning with home TOWN security. He said that was one of many messages to take from today's summit. A broader message would be that cybersecurity is a shared risk that all of us need to be aware of.

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Economic Report
1:19 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Harper: ITEN Wired Important For IT Job Recruitment

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses this year’s ITEN Wired Regional Technology Summit. The event, taking place October 2-3 in Pensacola, is aimed at fostering local economic development efforts surrounding innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.

“It’s an exciting event,” said Harper, noting that this is the eleventh year for the conference, which is sponsored by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.

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Jewish Day of Atonement Celebrated in Pensacola
12:34 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Yom Kippur Begins Sundown Friday


Sunset Friday evening (Oct. 3) is at 6:31 p.m., which also marks the beginning of Yom Kippur – the Jewish Day of Atonement. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody spoke with Rabbi Joel Fleekop of Pensacola’s Temple Beth-El -- Florida’s oldest Jewish congregation that was established in 1876.

Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, its significance originating from Leviticus 16:30 – “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before God.” Fleekop says that includes both sins against God and against Man.

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