Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 27

Community Calendar 9/27/12 – 10/3/12

September 28th Pensacola Seafood Festival presented by the Fiesta of Five Flags Association will be held September 28-30, 2012 in historic Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park. Admission to the festival is free. October 5th Perdido Key Oktoberfest Oct. 5-6 13200 Gulf Beach Hwy. (former Sacred Heart Soccer Fields) For info Call Caron Sjoberg …

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Sep 27

LONG HOLLOW FESTIVAL

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By Wesley Martin It was no DeLuna Fest. Rock groups like Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters did not make a special appearance. But, the 2012 Equinox Festival, held in Pensacola’s Long Hollow Neighborhood was still an event worth attending. The festival, held last Saturday from noon until 10 p.m. in a vacant lot adjacent …

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Sep 27

VOTERS RALLY

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By Wesley Martin “I think the Democratic Party has done a very poor job in trying to get African Americans to vote,” said Robert Hill, general manager and radio personality for WRNE 980 AM. “They’re relying on the communities themselves to [register voters] and the communities really don’t have an orchestrated, premeditated way of getting …

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Sep 27

The Secret to Exercising When You Don’t Feel Like It

By LaDonna Spivey I have a friend who loves to workout.  I mean really, really LOVES to work out.  I distinctly remember one of her Facebook posts that went something like this: A hard day is over.  Now I’m looking forward to a HOT date — with the gym.  She’s had other doosies like: There …

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Sep 20

WOODLAND HEIGHTS: Neighborhood Receives Community Center

By Wesley Martin Last Thursday, September 13, the City of Pensacola held a groundbreaking for its seventh neighborhood resource center, Woodland Heights. The new center, designed by the DAG Architect firm of Pensacola, will be located at Highland Terrace Park on Berkley Drive, and will serve the Woodland Heights neighborhood as well as surrounding neighborhoods …

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Sep 20

SICKLE CELL: SPREADING AWARNESS

By Wesley Martin The Sickle Cell Disease Association of EscaRosa hosted two events last weekend. On Friday, September 14, the organization held their ninth annual awareness banquet at Englewood Baptist Church. On Saturday, September 15, the organization held its’ 24th Annual Golf Tournament at the Osceola Golf Course. On Friday, over 250 attendees enjoyed the …

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Sep 20

Charles Haynes Inducted into the 1976 National Black Hall of Fame

By Jacquie Miles Charles Haynes, a former South Carolina State University football player, was inducted into the South Carolina State University’s Athletic Hall of Fame along with 60 other members of his team. Haynes played the position of Outside linebacker for South Carolina State University Bulldogs on an athletic scholarship. As an Outside linebacker he …

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Sep 20

Prayer Breakfast for Parents

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By Wesley Martin Standard Keepers, a subsidiary of The Extra Mile, held its’ first prayer-network breakfast Monday, September 17 at the Pensacola Civic Center. The monthly breakfast, a southern mix of cheese grits, eggs and sausage, is a meeting for parents that want to tackle issues such as civic engagement and increased student academics. Evelyn …

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Sep 20

TRACY MORTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL: SAYS GET YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER

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By Wesley Martin The topic of death isn’t to be taken lightly – unless you want it to be. The Tracy Morton Memorial Chapel (55 Coast Rd.) held an informational, “Truth & Inside Scoop” Funeral Planning seminar, last week Friday. Topics ranged from Social Security and life insurance to living will and burial costs. The …

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Sep 20

“DIVA” DAISY JACKSON REMEMBERED Former Air Force Singer’s Memorial to be held Saturday

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“ By Wesley Martin I hate to use this word, but there was a certain amount of ‘grace’ to her,” said Brian Jones, Retired Master Sergeant of the Air Force, when speaking on Pensacola native, Daisy Jackson. “If her singing was edible, we would all have high cholesterol because it was just buttery and sumptuous.” …

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