Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31

Happy Birthday Auntie Chris

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Monday April 27th was a big day for family and friends as Mrs. Christine Gooding celebraed her 91st birthday.  Sons Harold Gooding and Butch Gooding and wife Sue along with grandson Michael Young and family and other friends surprised her with their appearance to help her ceebrte her special day. Happy Birthday Aunti Chris!  We love you!

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May 31

Santa Rosa Island Authority Gives Green Light for Labor Day Concert on Pensacola Beach

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In a unanimous vote the Santa Rosa Island Authority agreed to grant William Cadillac Banks permission to have the 2013 Gulf Coast Summer Fest Concert on  Pensacola  Beach. This is the first concert of this magnitude that we as African Americans are doing on the beach,” said Banks. “We have a great line up we …

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May 31

IMPACT 100 Tours past Grant Recipients

It’s been one year and St. Joseph’s Clinic was among the past recipients that received a grant of $102,000 from IMPACT 100. As Dr. Dan Conklin gave the ladies a tour of the clinic, he emphasized that the clinic only attends to patients that have no insurance.  “We do not see patients that have any …

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May 31

Cantonment Improvement Committee Gives First Annual Luncheon

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Thursday morning at Greater First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall the community gathered to honor guests of the area that helped to make the local area better. Platform guest for the occasion was Commissioner Steve Barry, Mike Rose, Director of Parks and Recreation, Don Christian, County traffic Department Wes Moreno, County road Department, Sheriff David Morgan …

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May 31

Jeremy Lau Runs for Florida State House District 2

After living in the area for just over 17 years, Jeremy Lau has decided to run for the now open seat for the Florida House District 2 seat; recently vacated when Clay Ford unexpectedly passed away. As the only Democrat running, Lau was able to avoid a contentious primary race while, at the same time, …

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May 24

Models Strut for Autism Fashion Show

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Sunday afternoon a variety of models took to the runway all in the name of helping a good cause at the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Center. Sponsored by the King Richard Foundation, “Beauty by the Bay” Fashion show spotlighted Pensacola’s Celebrities of Style, Pastors & First Ladies of Fashion and Men & Women of Distinction. “Every …

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May 24

Carver Park Gets a Makeover

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Cantonment Improvement Committee stepped up to the plate when it came to their community.  “We have been working on this project for a long time,” said Josh Womack, Chairman of the Cantonment Improvement Committee. “We’ve come a long way on this project,” said Womack.    “We’ve got new fencing, new swing sets for the children, new …

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May 24

NAACP Meets on Restore Act

The Pensacola Branch NAACP’s Economic Development Committee sponsored a BP Oil Spill RESTORE Act dialogue on Saturday May 18th at the Truth for Youth Belmont Cultural Center.   The meeting was focused on a request by the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee for the NAACP to obtain community input on existing community disparities and how …

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May 16

Community says Good-Bye to Raychelle Gaston

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I’m at home going to the service that celebrated the life of Raychell Gaston, family and friends told of her life experiences, her dreams and the tenacity she lived while in our midst. “Raychelle was involved in everything in this church,” said her pastor Bishop Charles E. Young of Deliverance Tabernacle Church.  “I believe she …

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May 16

Seniors are honored for Mother’s Day

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  Friday morning, the ladies at E S Cobb Recreational Center  was given flowers and a Mother’s Day cake to show the appreciation of being a mother. Approximately eighty ladies enjoyed the moment as they enjoyed old school music and great friendships. “It’s good to have good friends and know good people.  I’m thankful for …

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