August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Features

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Don’t miss Bushwacker Beach Weekend August 2—4

Live entertainment can be seen on the Shaker stage year ‘round on Tuesday through Saturday  The Tiki Bar is open year ‘round on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6   More...

August Outdoor Concerts

August brings us a cure for the summertime blues; none other than local musican Steve Gunter and the Posi-Tones playing the blues and classic rock at Gulfside Pavillion on Pensacola Beach.  More...

Fitz & The Tantrums to play Vinyl

Brimming with imagination, energy, and genre-smashing scope, Fitz & the Tantrums defied the odds to become an indisputable phenomenon, a chart-topping, show-stopping modern pop combo unlike any other.  More...

Happenings

It’s Shaker Time

Sandshaker celebrates 40 years on Pensacola Beach

Since 1973 the Shaker has been an iconic bar that remains on the to-do list of many visitors, and stands as a favorite watering hold for locals.  This year marks a very special anniversary for the iconic Pensacola Beach bar. More...

Covenant Hospice’s 19th Annual Evening of Comedy Presents a Comedy Club Setting

Covenant Hospice presents the 19th Annual Evening of Comedy, “Comedy Club,” a gala-style event featuring a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, prize drawing, photo booth, theme-related activities and comedic entertainment by More...

National Night Out at Magee Field

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Pensacola are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 30th Annual National Night Out, crime and drug prevention event.  More...

Coastal Life

Word Crush will boggle your mind

A word game is a great way to challenge your brain to expand its vocabulary and can help exercise your brain to keep you sharper. Over the past several years, many word games have come and gone in the Apple app store. More...

Don’t miss out on tax free shopping

It looks like parents might get a little relief as the summer months wind down and the school year gears up.  In preparation for the upcoming school year the 2013 Florida Legislature passed and the governor approved a tax-free period, for non-co More...

Binoculars are great for viewing star clouds, ghostly nebulae and distant galaxies

For August 2013, the waning crescent moon passes four degrees south of Jupiter in the dawn skies on August 3, and then five degrees south of Mars on August 4. More...

Fish Stories

Fall snapper season set to begin in October

I think everyone around here has felt somewhat like a fish themselves, for the past few weeks. Not only have we been fishing in rain everyday, but 4 to 6-foot seas as well. More...

Calendar

Save the Date!

‘The Wedding Singer, The Musical’ Friday, August 2 – Saturday,August 3, 7:30 p.m.Sunday, August 4, 2:30 p.m.Pensacola State College More...

Fun & Games

Local musician Curt Bols shares whats on his iPod

What have you been listening to lately? All kinds of different things, from Robben Ford to a duet by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga — thanks to my daughter. My tastes are very wide, but are mostly jazz, blues and older rock and roll. More...

O’Pinions to live by

In August, the crowds at the beaches dwindle as a new school year approaches.  More...

Tracking Florida’s Turtles

Rick O’Connor, Sea Grant Florida extension agent for Escambia County, has been tracking turtles in the two-county area for almost a decade. More...

Beach Reading

The Tale of the Bushwacker

Pensacola Beach—known for sugar white sand, clear blue water—and Bushwackers!!! Indeed, the tales run rampant of tourists from afar who have journeyed to our beach, lured only by the (almost) world renowned Sandshaker Bushwacker.  More...

Wife of late surf legend looks forward while maintaining memory of husband

Yancy Spencer III, known as the “Godfather of Gulf Coast Surfing,” died from a heart attack in February 2011 when he was 60 years old. Lydia Spencer, his wife of 33 years and now his widow, recently celebrated her 61st birthday.  More...

Pensacola’s Med School helps meet the demand for Doctors

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