Organizers of a project in Cantonment titled "The Bluffs: Northwest Florida's Industrial Campus" are projecting 60 companies and more than 15,000 jobs if the project is completed.

“The development of the Bluffs project is something we’ve been working on for several years now. It’s an effort of the Pensacola-Escambia County Development Commission,” said Scott Luth, CEO of Florida West, an alliance of more than 100 public and private entities.

He says the charge is to look into a long-term, long-range development of venues for business and industry, for the next 20 years.

Manna Food Pantry

  It’s been 18 months since floods severely damaged their headquarters, and Manna Food Pantries is still looking for a new home. 

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  Thousands of Blue Angels fans will crowd aboard NAS Pensacola on Friday and Saturday, for the flight demonstration team’s homecoming, and season-ending, performance.

2015 took the Blues across the United States, beginning in March above their winter home in El Centro, California; 68 performances at 38 venues later, the season closes at home.

Capt. Tom Frosch is also wrapping up his time as team commander. But his thoughts this weekend will be the same, as they were during his first show in 2013.

  The Ft. Walton Beach community commemorated the completion of The Bud and Dorie Day Patriots’ Trail.

“And now, families, children, young people, and adults using that trail today,” FWB Mayor Mike Anderson leads the celebration marking the completion of the trail.

“And, just the inspirational notes that are along the way, it’s just really, really a fitting tribute to a great American hero and the great American wives who are behind these heroes.”

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  In part two of our look at winter sports at the University of West Florida, Argonauts Swimming and Diving is growing – without suffering the usual growing pains of a new program.

Head Coach Andrew Hancock says now that they’re in year three, the new is starting to wear off a bit. They’re more settled when it comes to both routine and expectations, which in turn presents a different dynamic.

UWF// Bill Stockton

Winter sports programs at the University of West Florida took center stage Wednesday, at their annual media day. In the first of a two-part report, a look at men’s and women’s basketball. 

Six months after being hired as the men’s basketball coach at the University of West Florida, Jeff Burkhamer is preparing for what they hope is a season of resurrection. He inherits a team that went 7-21 last year, winning only three games in the Gulf South Conference.

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Six Pensacola-area veterans will take to the stage this weekend for two performances of “Telling: Pensacola."

The first performance will be held at the University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts this Saturday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m., 11000 University Parkway.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, November 7th at 7:30pm, for a performance featuring the second symphony of Johannes Brahms.   Cellist Cicely Parnas will join the orchestra for the concert, which also has music by Grieg and Saint-Saens.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

It’s time to think about your health insurance again. Open enrollment for policies under the Affordable Care Act is now underway, and there are people ready to help you navigate your way through the system. 

"We're there to provide education, interpret the language of insurance, and then help consumers make a decision that best fits their financial needs and their health care needs."

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The Public Service Commission approved Monday a new rate for electricity. Beginning in January the average residential bill for 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity will average $135.58

Jeff Rogers at the utility says continued lower prices in natural gas and coal used to generate electricity is fueling the decrease, which in a small way is repeating history.