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Sansing Manna Gift
5:20 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Manna Food Pantries Gets $100,000 Gift From Sansing Auto Group

Sandy Sansing and members of his family deliver a check for 100 thousand dollars to Manna Food Pantries.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Christmas came a week early for Manna Food Pantries this year as a well known family made a six figure gift to the non-profit.

Sandy Sansing, along with members of his family and auto dealerships delivered a big end of the year gift to Manna Food Pantries Wednesday afternoon. A check for $100,000.

Jay Bradshaw, the president of Manna's Board of Directors represented the board at the check presentation. He called it the largest gift to Manna since he has been on the board and "one of the largest the pantry has seen in the history of the pantry".

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Economic Report
12:49 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

November Job Growth, Spending Top Expectations

Dr. Rick Harper
Credit University of West Florida

In this week’s Economic Report, Dr. Rick Harper shares details from the November 2014 jobs report, updates the holiday shopping season, and reviews the summer tourism season in Northwest Florida.

The latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Dec. 5, shows that employment rose by 321,000 in November, compared with an average monthly gain of 224,000 over the prior 12 months.

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Ardennes Fury
10:51 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Pensacola Actor Featured In New WWII Film

Credit The Asylum

As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage. 

That’s the premise of the new World War II film Ardennes Fury. The movie was filmed in just a few short weeks in Northwest Florida and South Alabama, mostly Florala, AL.  Also it features several local actors and crew.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Monthh
1:26 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer In Pensacola

  The American Cancer Society of Pensacola will host its 12th annual Making Strides for Breast Cancer 5k walk this Saturday, October 25th in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Registration begins at 7 am and the event kicks off at 8 am at Cordova Mall.

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Operation Photo Rescue
4:16 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Flood Victims Get Photo Restoration Help

Operation Photo Rescue restoration sample.
Credit Operation Photo Rescue

Pensacola area residents, whose cherished photos were damaged by the April 30, 2014 flood, are getting some help with digital restoration from the group, Operation Photo Rescue. Volunteers from OPR will be in the area this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 26-27), working out of Covenant Hospice in Pensacola from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  

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And Give Up Showbiz?
11:06 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Fred Levin's Life Chronicled In New Book

Credit Finn Partners

In his new book, New York Times bestselling author Josh Young provides a detailed and insightful portrait of one of the nation’s most successful and contentious civil trial lawyers, Fred Levin of Pensacola. A meet with the author and his subject will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at Barnes and Noble on Airport Boulevard.

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Impact 100 Finalists
1:33 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Impact 100 Announces Finalists for 2014 Grants

Holly Jurnovoy, the President of the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 speaking Thursday morning at the Pensacola Public Library.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 announced the finalists for thier 2014 grants Thursday morning at the Pensacola Public Library.

Holly Jurnovoy, the President of the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100, introduced representatives from all 15 finalists who each gave a short statement about their grant project proposal.

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Ivan 10th Anniversary
3:45 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Hurricane Ivan 10 Years Later - Ivan Strikes!

The I-10 Bridge after Hurricane Ivan

On the morning of September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan was no longer a local story. NPR led its newscasts that morning with updates about the storm damage and loss of life. 

Earlier, at 1:50am...Hurricane Ivan made landfall at Gulf Shores, Alabama. By then it had already killed 67 people in the Caribbean including 39 in Grenada and 17 in Jamaica. Escambia county was hit by the eastern edge of the storm, the most dangerous part of any Atlantic hurricane.

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Operation Photo Rescue
12:50 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Volunteer Photo Restoration Possible After Flooding

Credit Operation Photo Rescue

Operation Photo Rescue is saving memories, one disaster at a time. And, the organization is now considering whether to come to the Pensacola area in the wake of the extensive damage from the local flooding event in April.

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Sports
11:27 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Derrick Brooks Enshrined In Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Derrick Brooks unveils his own bust for the NFL Hall Of Fame
Credit ESPN: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11300540&categoryid=2378529

Pensacola native Derrick Brooks was one of seven NFL greats in the Class of 2014 to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday in Canton, Ohio.

Brooks is currently a co-owner for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.

Brooks’ journey to the NFL began as a youngster in Pensacola, Florida. He was a standout defensive player at Washington High School and helped Florida State University win the 1993 National Championship.

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