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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Station wins Best Newscast, Best Spot News Story, more   MOBILE, Alabama- WKRG News 5 was named “Outstanding News Operation” by the 2018 Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters at the Alabama AP Media Editors Awards Banquet Saturday, June 9 in Birmingham, AL.    “Outstanding News Operation” is the top award given to broadcast news organizations by the Alabama Associated Press. WKRG won a total ...read more
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Baptist Health Care to Offer Skin Cancer Screening at Blue Angels Practice AirshowPENSACOLA, Fla. (June 21, 2018)  TheBaptist Cancer Institute is sponsoring a skin screening for the 13th consecutive year.The event is free and will be held on Fri. July 13, 8 a.m. to noon at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach during the Blue Angels Practice Air Show.Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in ...read more
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Due to extensive structural damage, Gulf Islands National Seashore will begin the removal of the Star Pavilion at Rosamond Johnson Beach on Monday, June 11, 2018.  A portion of the Johnson Beach parking lot will be closed during the demolition and paving.  All work will be completed on or before Friday, June 29, 2018. The Star Pavilion has been cordoned off for the past ...read more
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The 28th annualSummer High School Onstage Workshop (SHOW)presentsNew dates!July 20-22 & July 27-29 All seats $16 - reserved TICKETS GO ON SALE Monday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. 850-484-1847     The Hunchback of Notre DameFriday July 20, 2018 The 28th Summer High School Onstage Workshop (SHOW) presents this classic story. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney ...read more
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Monday, June 11, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Hospitalist Andy Somesan, M.D., FACPPENSACOLA, Fla. (June 11, 2018 ) Baptist Medical Group (BMG) is pleased to welcome new physician Andy Somesan, M.D., FACP, to its growing hospitalist program and expansive physician network. As a hospitalist with the Pensacola-based health care organization, Dr. Somesan will be exclusively dedicated to caring for patients ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce's Tunes By The Dunes Kicks Off Thursday, May 31 with The Rowdies  The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 11th Annual Free Summer Concert Series on Thursday, May 31, 2018.   In 2017, "Tunes by the Dunes" (formerly Thursdays in the Park) relocated from Navarre Park to Navarre Beach Park’s Sand Crab Pavilion, just east of the Navarre ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Pediatric orthopedic surgeon joins Sacred Heart, University of Florida Health   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Tracy J. Roberts, MD, has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in June, Dr. Roberts will see patients in The Children’s Hospital and in her ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Baptist Hospital Inc. Among Nations Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 4, 2018) Baptist Hospital Inc. has received the American College of Cardiologys NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Baptist is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.The award recognizes Baptists commitment and success in ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Roll Up Your Sleeve and Donate Bloodin July at Baptist Health Care LocationsPensacola, Fla. (June 4, 2018)  Baptist Health Care is hosting a series of blood drives in July provided by One Blood, Blood Bank.Lakeview CenterMon., July 9, 1 to 5 p.m. In front of the activity center1221 W. Lakeview Ave.Baptist HospitalWed., July 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Medical Meeting Rooms at Baptist Towers  1717 North E ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
BBB Study: Sweepstakes, Lottery, Prize Schemes Devastate Older Victims with Evolving Tactics   Pensacola, Fla. (June 5, 2018)– A new report by Better Business Bureau (BBB) says sweepstakes, lottery and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods. These frauds concentrate on seniors, targeting them by direct mail, cold calling, social media, even ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
SANTA ROSA TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN   AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO 25 GRADUATING SENIORS   Santa Rosa County – On May 30, 2018 Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to 25 graduating seniors who received four-year tuition scholarships.  The event was held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach.  Local area students raised money to give each senior ...read more
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Milton, Fla. — Although summer is just beginning, The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) would like parents to know it’s not too early to get shots for school.  Students enrolling in Florida schools for the first time are required to have shots to protect against 11 vaccine preventable diseases (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, ...read more
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Milton, Fla. — Although summer is just beginning, The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) would like parents to know it’s not too early to get shots for school.  Students enrolling in Florida schools for the first time are required to have shots to protect against 11 vaccine preventable diseases (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Kugelman Family Foundation Donates Quarter-Million Dollars to Children’s Hospital                                                                                              PENSACOLA, Fla. – Construction of the new Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart took a big leap forward today, thanks to a quarter-million dollar donation from the Kugelman Family Foundation.   The ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
100th Watchman Procedure Performed by Baptist Heart & Vascular InstitutePENSACOLA, Fla. (May 23, 2018)  Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute (BHVI) has performed its 100th Watchman procedure. The procedure was completed May 17.This is a tremendous milestone for BHVI and a great benefit to the people in the Northwest Florida area who need this level of advanced care, said Victor Hall, vice president, ...read more
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Friday, May 25, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  May 24, 2018                                                                                                  Contact: Mike Burke(850) 416-1153  Kugelman Family Foundation Donates Quarter-Million Dollars to Children’s ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. (May 22, 2018)  Baptist Cancer Institute is hosting a Summer Social for a Cancer Survivors Day celebration on Sunday, June 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Pensacola Yacht Club, located at 1897 Cypress St. The celebration is supported by the Baptist Health Care Foundation.Cancer survivors and a guest are encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire. There will be hula lessons and a live steel ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  Pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor joins Sacred Heart, UF Health   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor James Coticchia, MD, FACS, has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in June, Coticchia will see patients in The Children’s Hospital and in his ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Baptist Health Care Wellness Seminars  June 2018PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 14, 2018)  Baptist Health Care offers a variety of educational events each month. By providing these wellness events, Baptist hopes to improve community health through preventive care, education and support.Diabetes: Facts vs. FictionWed., June 13, 11:30 a.m. lunch; noon to 1 p.m. seminarPatti King-Warner, R.N., CDE, diabetes ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  ANNOUNCING:     SANTA ROSA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2018   Congratulations to Dustin Nelson Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year 2018!   Milton, FL - The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Dustin Nelson, a fifth grade Science teacher at West Navarre Intermediate School, as the 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year during their Rookie of the Year Reception Wednesday afternoon.  He was selected ...read more
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes General Surgeon Jean P. Martucci, M.D. PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 9, 2018)  Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome experienced general surgeon Jean Pierre Martucci, M.D., to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Martucci is an experienced board-certified general surgeon who takes the time to listen and get to know his patients to provide them with a ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
On Saturday, May 12, the letter carriers of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will once again join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. In its 26th year, the annual food drive has grown to be the largest national single-day effort that benefits millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table! Please find the Press Release attached and below for more information. ...read more
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Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Summer 2018 Ranger Programs Schedule in FloridaGulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore announces its summer (June through August) ranger programs schedule for the Florida Areas of the park.  All programs are free and are subject to change without notification.  For additional information, contact the national seashore at (850) 934-2600.  There is an entrance fee to the Fort Pickens and ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Pensacola, Florida, April 30, 2018 - Henghold Skin Health & Surgery Group is pleased to announce the opening of their new Gulf Breeze Medical Center located at 1200 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561.  Their Grand Opening celebration is Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, open to the public. Henghold Skin Health & Surgery Group has earned a reputation as the leading skin ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
PENSACOLA, FLA. (April 25, 2018) – Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that Dale Johnson has joined the team as Vice President of Finance and Controller.  Johnson formerly worked at United Bank as the Controller, managing their accounting and facilities teams and has more than 13 years working in the financial industry. He earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting and his MBA from ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 25, 2018)  Baptist Health Care Foundations 5th Annual Casino Royale gala raised more than $245,000. Proceeds from the annual black-tie, invitation-only event are used to support programs and services at Baptist Health Care. Last years gala raised money to support the renovations and remodeling of the Baptist Cancer Institutes Infusion Center. Proceeds from this years ...read more
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
National Seashore Implements New Sea Turtle Nesting ProtocolsGulf Breeze, Fla. – With sea turtle nesting season just around the corner, Gulf Islands National Seashore biologist and volunteers are implementing new sea turtle nesting protocols.  The national seashore is coordinating efforts with state and local partners to use the least manipulative methods to protect nests.  Specifically, national ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
                                     Baptist Health Care Opens Newly Renovated Infusion & Radiation Center at Baptist Cancer InstitutePensacola, Fla. (April 5, 2018)  The newly renovated Infusion & Radiation Center at the Baptist Cancer Institute's Kugelman Cancer Center will start seeing patients on April 16. In January 2016, the Baptist Health Care Foundation received a $100,000 contribution ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
     Investing in strategies for community change!   We are pleased to report that on March 27, 2018 the United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC)  Board of Directors reviewed the recommendations of the Funds Distribution Team.  Determination of which agencies get funded is conducted by a 100% volunteer committee, made up of a diverse group of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Announces Pen Air as Presenting Sponsor for The Big Scoop 2018   PENSACOLA, Fla. –  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce that Pen Air will be the Presenting Sponsor for The Big Scoop 2018. This pet-friendly community ice cream social will feature fun, games, activities, and as much of the sweet treat as you can ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
SANTA ROSA WIC PRESENTS THE 2018 WALK FOR MOMMY & ME Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2275   Milton, FL – The 2018 “Walk for Mommy & Me” will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Carpenter’s Park on Munson Highway in Milton.  The walk is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County WIC Program and supports the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Chelsey M. Donahue, Au.D., Audiologist, to Baptist Medical Group  ENT & AudiologyPENSACOLA, Fla. (March 27, 2018)  Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome certified audiologist Chelsey M. Donahue, Au.D., to its multispecialty physician network. Donahue is the first to bring a comprehensive vestibular diagnostic program to the area for individuals who suffer from ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 28, 2018)  Baptist Health Care is currently offering free mammograms. Baptist Health Care Foundations Mammogram Fund helps provide mammograms to qualified women who are not financially able to get one on their own.According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 240,000 new cases of breast cancer were projected to be diagnosed this year alone. While there is no cure for ...read more
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Neurosurgeon Dr. Ann Carr has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional physician network. Dr. Carr will practice at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, located at 5153 N. Ninth Avenue, Suite 404. Dr. Carr specializes in using minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions of the brain and spine, including injuries, strokes, tumors and neurological issues. Dr. Carr joins the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, FL — March 19, 2018 — The Florida SBDC at UWF Business Academy offers “Business Model Canvas” on Monday, April 2nd, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Spring into action with the UWF Business Academy this April and gain an understanding of how to move your idea from concept to reality!  Participants in this five-week (5 different workshops) training course will learn how to start, plan, market ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, FL — March 19, 2018 — The Florida SBDC at UWF is presenting a workshop Wednesday, April 4th, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. entitled “Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers”.  Do you know how to post videos to Facebook?  Are you aware how to make sure you are hitting the target with your social media and internet presence?  Learn who is using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, FL — March 19, 2018 — The Florida PTAC at UWF offers a workshop entitled “Government Contracting 101” on Wednesday, April 4th, from 11: 00 am – 1:00 pm.  This workshop will provide you with the basics on what you need to know to prepare for entering the federal government market.  You will learn the procurement process, how to register and the basics on how to sell to federal ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Bud Light Fishing Rodeo In-Shore Slam to Challenge Angler’s Knowledge of Local Waters June 22-25, 2018   The 2018 Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo is set for June 22-25.  This year’s event includes a general rodeo, an In-Shore Challenge, the Vince Whibbs Automotive King Mackerel Challenge, and a junior rodeo.  New this year, Pensacola Sports and the Bud Light Fishing Rodeo committee has ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
DOH-Santa Rosa National diabetes Prevention Program receives full recognition from CDC       Contact: Susan Howell, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov (850) 564-2263                                                                        Milton, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) has once again received full recognition from the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
LOCAL BUSINESSES IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY ARE GOING TOBACCO FREE -Policies focus on the many benefits of being tobacco free in the workplace and the dangers of secondhand smoke-    Contact:  Debbie Stilphen, PIO  PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-983-5200, ext. 2275   Milton, FL –  Tobacco-free business, a growing trend throughout the state and country, is making its way to Santa Rosa County.  To date, 18 ...read more
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
DOH-SANTA ROSA URGES CAUTION TO AVOID EXPOSURE TO RABIES   Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIOPIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2275 Milton, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County would like to remind everyone to take precautions to avoid contact with wild or domestic animals that may be carrying rabies, after a Pace resident was exposed to a cat that later tested positive for the ...read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Berrin Ergun-Longmire has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in March, Longmire will see patients in The Children’s Hospital and in her outpatient office, located at 5375 N. Ninth Ave. on Sacred Heart’s Pensacola ...read more
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. (February 13, 2018) – A study released by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reveals an estimated 1 million Americans have been victimized in romance fraud scams with losses nearing $1 billion over the last three years. BBB warns those who use dating websites to be wary of scammers who prey on unsuspecting victims. The study – “Online Romance Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study ...read more
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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Baptist Health Care is hosting a blood drive provided by One Blood, Blood Bank on Monday, February 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lakeview Center activity center, located 1110 W. Lakeview Ave. in Pensacola.   All donors will be placed in a drawing for a $25 gift card. Donors must be age 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Photo identification ...read more
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
February 6, 2018        FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY TO HOST  BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP   Contact:  Debbie Stilphen, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov (850) 564-2275 Milton, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program is excited to announce the start of our new breastfeeding support group, The Milky Way!  The group will meet ...read more
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018
                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Baptist Health Care Support Groups  March 2018Pensacola, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2018)  Baptist Health Care offers a variety of support groups to help families in our community enjoy a better quality of life. Core4 Support GroupTues., March 6, 4 to 5 p.m.Baptist Tower 3, Ground FloorBaptist ...read more
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2018  CONTACT: Kaly Fox, Senator Broxson (850) 487-5001 Andrea Gainey, Senator Gainer (850) 487-5002 Taylor Peck, Senator Montford (850) 487-5003 NORTHWEST FLORIDA SENATORS OPPOSE A MOVE TO EASTERN TIME FOR ALL OF FLORIDA Tallahassee, Fla. — Senator Doug Broxson (R-Pensacola), Senator George Gainer (R-Panama City), and Senator Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) ...read more
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