Shelter House of Northwest Florida is making final preparations for its 3rd annual "Luminaria Run to End Domestic & Sexual Violence" on Saturday, Dec. 7. The twilight event will be held at the Destin City Hall Annex beginning at 4:30 p.m.
For this year’s Luminaria Run, there’s a 5K and a 9K.
"The 9K is representative of (the fact that) every nine seconds a woman is beaten in the United States," says Michelle Sperzel.
The ‘Design of War’ exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art showcases posters, flags and other items produced during World War I and II. Several of the flags on display were produced during the first and second World Wars at Mare Island, a Navy base in California that was closed in the 1990s. Dr. Patrick Rowe is a professor of art history at Pensacola State College and curator of the show.
Two men at the center of separate government controversies are among the semi-finalists for the position of Escambia County Administrator. Interim Administrator George Touart and ex-Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds are among the 16 candidates submitted by the headhunting firm Waters Consulting Group in Dallas, Texas.
Touart, 65, was named Interim Administrator last November after Randy Oliver was fired. He served in that job from 2002 until 2007, when he stepped down amid reports in the Pensacola News Journal about his personal business dealings.
The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season ended Saturday, going out for the Gulf Coast in the same manner as much of its six-month run – rather quietly.
Overall, there were 13 named storms, one more than average for the season. Andrea was the first and only one to make landfall in the U.S. Her tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding in parts of the South caused millions in damage and claimed one life.
The season’s two hurricanes -- Ingrid and Humberto – were the fewest since 1982 and well below the average of six. Neither became major hurricanes of Category-3 or higher.
Planning for the national meeting of the American Camellia Society (ACS) and its national camellia show has been top priority for the Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) for the past year. Several hundred visitors are expected, including some international experts such as Ms. Patricia Short, the president of the International Camellia Society, who will come from London.