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Local Food
3:29 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

"Market At Al Fresco" Will Debut Mid-Week Farmer's Market Downtown

Al Fresco Dining

Beginning March 12 those who love to shop the Saturday Palafox Market will have a midweek option to get their local fresh food fix.

Thomas Van Horn of East Hill Honey Company and Mike Carro, one of the co-owners of Al Fresco Dining on Palafox and Main St have teamed up to bring the idea of a midweek farmers to fruition.

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Local News
8:53 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Houser Memorial AME Church Hosts Workshop "Understanding Obamacare"

Credit Healthcare.gov

Houser Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is offering a workshop on understanding the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare. The workshop will be held at the church which is located at 710 East Jordan Street, Saturday, March 8th a.m. to 12:00 noon. Computer stations and assistance will be available to walk individuals through the enrollment process. The workshop is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Janesha Thomas at (850) 332-7226.

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Local News
3:50 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

LISTEN: Catching Up With Mayor Ashton Hayward

Dave Dunwoody interviews Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward.
Credit WUWF

The City of Pensacola's plate is full these days given the work to lure ST Aerospace, develop a fish hatchery downtown, a major change in a city ordinance, and upcoming elections. WUWF's Dave Dunwoody sat down recently with Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward.

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Pensacon
2:19 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Pensacola Actor On "The Walking Dead" Meets Fans At Home During Pensacon

Jerrod Vunovich at Pensacon
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

If you see Jerrod Vunovich on TV, chances are he won't look anything like his picture here. That picture was taken this weekend at Pensacon where Jerrod sat on a panel with other actors from the AMC series The Walking Dead. Vunovich has a recurring role as one of the zombies, or walkers on the show.

The 6' 3" actor from Pensacola says he got on the show by answering an internet casting call looking for actors who were "deathly skinny". He was contacted the next day and invited to attend AMC's "Zombie School" which led to being cast as a recurring role as a walker.

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Economic Report
9:36 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Dr. Rick Harper: Pensacon Boosts Winter Economy

Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper discusses the economics of the inaugural Pensacon convention. Organizers projected between 5,000 and 10,000 people would attend the event, which quickly filled the Crown Plaza Hotel and Pensacola Bay Center.  “It is big, and it’s rare that in February you have a downtown hotel reporting that it’s fully booked,” Harper says.

To further make the point on the significance of the event during the “winter visitation trough,” he says that there are just a few big weekends during the height of the tourist season that beach hotels fill up.

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