Summer Scams
4:58 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

BBB: Beware Of Summertime Scams

Sound too good to be true? It probably is.
Credit Photo via Flickr// Banzai Hiroaki

Vacations, home repairs, and entertainment are some of the most popular staples of summer. But the Better Business Bureau says beware of some of the more popular summer scams.

Danielle Rudd with the BBB’s Northwest Florida office says while many are relaxing, others are hard at work on ways to separate them from their money. Vacations can be ruined by fake travel agents and bogus offers online, such as a fake timeshare rental or a falsely promised Disney vacation.

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4:16 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Carl Wernicke: What Was I Doing?

Credit IHMC

It’s heck getting old. Younger listeners hearing these words won’t understand that for awhile, and older listeners already get it. Or will soon be getting it.

Perhaps the first real hint that being old is not the same as being young comes as your memory begins to slip. You forget things, you can’t remember other things, and your mind meanders down all sorts of false trails.

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Picking the Right College
3:43 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Planning For College: Expert Advice From Local Teacher

Teacher, Author and Gulf Breeze City Councilman David Landfair
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

David Landfair is a Gulf Breeze City Councilman and teaches Air Force Junior ROTC at Gulf Breeze High School maybe not someone you'd expect to be the go-to guy on college selection.

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Flood Recovery
11:25 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Could Rethinking Development Mitigate Flood Damage?

Admiral Mason Park is an example of attractive stormwater retention.
City of Pensacola

When it comes to shaping cities and neighborhoods, since the late 1940s, urban developers have catered developments to the invention and expansion of the automobile. Cars allowed people to spread out more and paved the way for urban sprawl. This concept of spreading everything out, in turn can result in “pressure that pushes us into more marginal areas for development than we would otherwise.” That’s according to Christian Wagley, a local environmental advocate and green building consultant. What happens when development occurs in those “more marginal areas”?

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SHHS Emerald Coast
4:23 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Is Expanding

Rendering of the expanded Sacred Heart Health Center Emerald Coast.

Plans have been unveiled for more growth at Sacred Heart Health Center’s Emerald Coast facility in Miramar Beach.

The $30 million expansion project is aimed at increasing capacity in four service areas: inpatient, maternity, emergency, and pediatric.

Hospital President Roger Hall says they’re looking to expand in-patient capacity by about two dozen beds, covering 20,000 square feet. That also includes beds for their youngest and smallest patients.

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