Community

Community

Sunday’s Child hopes to award $125,000 to local charities

Pensacola-based Sunday's Child philanthropy is aiming to raise $125,000 to distribute to local nonprofits in the name of promoting Inclusion and diversity. Read full story

Giving back

United Way seeks professionals to help nonprofits

Want to help the community but not sure how? United Way of Escambia County wants to help teach you to be a better nonprofit board member. Read full story

Community

Vickrey Center opens Nov. 16

The City of Pensacola says the Vickrey Resource Center is set to open it's doors to the public at 9 a.m. Nov. 16. Read full story

Affordable housing

The rent is too high … and it’s going up

As national data suggests the number of households severely burdened by rent will rise 11 percent by 2025, the Pensacola metro area is sure to feel that pinch, given the shortage of affordable housing units already in the market. Read full story

Community

PNJ rebound gets national recognition

The Pensacola News Journal is both getting recognition for its efforts—the paper was the top winner in its division at the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors awards this year, with 16 prizes including a community leadership award for its coverage of the jail explosion—and finding ways to expand its online audience. Read full story

Community

Big Brothers finds 135 men to answer mentoring call

From April 17 through July 26, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida recruited 135 male mentors to volunteer in the lives of local boys. Read full story

Community

Joe Louis’ son carries the legacy of his father’s love of golf

Joe Louis Barrow Jr. carries the legacy of his father’s involvement in and love of golf as the CEO of the First Tee, a positive youth development organization that introduces the game of golf and its values to young people. Read full story

Entrepreneurship

Pensacola Network celebrates two years and 2,000 connections

The Pensacola Network is celebrating two years and 2,000 connections on Friday evening, but the genesis of the networking events goes back farther, with the seeds planted on a short drive down U.S. 98. Read full story

Community

IHMC savors success, looks toward future

After success at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the folks at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition look forward to expansion in Pensacola. Read full story

Community

Old parking meters get new look for homeless campaign

Artists this Saturday are volunteering to paint repurposed parking meters in downtown Pensacola for a Better Way to Give, a homelessness awareness campaign. Read full story

Community

Santa Rosa news, notes and notables

Candidates are lining up to run for office and the Beach to Woodlands Tour is taking applications for events to be included in the annual October series in Santa Rosa County. Read full story

Community

90Works set to host Go Green event

Volunteers and community leaders will lend their time to complete the makeovers of eight low-income homes. Once abandoned homes will be renovated to house homeless families, individuals and veterans. Read full story