Manna Food Pantries has taken the next step in finding a new permanent home.
If you stopped by Manna's long time location in Pensacola, you'd see the non-profit operating out of a few construction trailers in front of its warehouse. But that may soon be changing. De De Flounlacker, the Executive director of Manna Food Pantries, says the food bank has closed on a 4.5 acre parcel of land at the site of the former Escambia County School District textbook depot between N. Hayne Street and N. Tarragona Street in Pensacola.
There’s a reason why archeologists dig to recover the past. Nature piles the new on top of the old, and so do we. But covering something up doesn’t make it go away. Just ask Richard Nixon! Or, as William Faulkner famously put it, “The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
In Pensacola, our Superfund sites tell us all we need to know about how the past stays with us. A happier example is the archaeological work done by the University of West Florida, uncovering so much of our past.
Word is going out from the Better Business Bureau, about a variety of Ebola related scams and problematic fundraisers recently emerging.
The BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance is working with chapters serving Dallas, where the first victim died and two nurses became infected; in Cleveland, where one of the nurses traveled before getting sick; and with several other local BBBs to investigate Ebola-related efforts.
Over a $1 million was awarded among ten area non-profit organizations this weekend as Impact 100 for the Pensacola area made their annual gifts.
David Bear is on the board of directors of the Pensacola MESS Hall, "What we do is we really make an impact in our community with education on Math, Engineering, Science, and Stuff, that is what the MESS Hall stands for and to be able to take our show on the road will reach a lot more people."
The Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC), in conjunction with the youth organization Str8 Up Pensacola, is holding a youth advocate training workshop this evening in Pensacola. The event is being held in observance of Youth Justice Awareness Month.
The Youth Justice Coalition is made up of a broad base of members, who’ve come together to advocate for juvenile justice reform in the Escambia County school system.
Early voting is getting underway across the region for the November 4th General Election. Voters in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia Counties can cast ballots beginning Monday and continuing through Saturday, November 1st.
For the General Election, each of the counties is exceeding the eight-day minimum by providing a total of 13 early voting days, with a combined 14 polling locations that will be open for 10 hours each day in Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties; nine hours daily in Escambia.
Fourteen Florida counties will share $2.45 million from the state’s Defense Infrastructure and Reinvestment Grant Programs. The funding will provide support for community projects at 19 military installations.
Florida’s military and defense sector is responsible for almost 9.5% of the state’s economy. That translates to 758,000 direct and indirect jobs that represent $73 billion in spending.
Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist squared off at Broward College Wednesday evening, in the second of three debates. The event was delayed over a last-minute dispute that’s come to be known as “FanGate.”
Crist, the Democratic nominee, took the stage alone at the appointed hour. But Governor Scott Rick Scott delayed the start of the debate because of an electric fan below Crist's podium.