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Written By Kathlene Rushing
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By Jack Hindle Kindness day is November 13th, and with it comes reflection of the past and thoughts for the future.   Kindness is this ethereal quality or trait that brings some of the best experiences to the human condition. To me, kindness is linked to memory and hope. When we remember the moments when people were kind to us, it romanticizes and recolors our lens of the past. It’s in those moments that we look back on with the most sentiment and joy. When we feel connected to those moments of kindness, it makes the future feel a little…
Written By Kathlene Rushing
Categories: Blog Posts, Guides
Hurricane And Storm Preparedness Emergency Preparations No one is ever truly ready when a disaster strikes. Most people are only concerned about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. However, there are things that can be done to be prepared for what could be one of the most potential disasters in your life. For example, it’s really important that you have some things that are truly important in order. One of the most important things to do in your preparation steps before a hurricane hits is to know if you’re in an evacuation zone. There are five areas…
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Written By Kathlene Rushing
Categories: Community
Gallery Night includes more than 35 fine artists, and craftsman, five food trucks, kids activities in the new family friendly zone within Jefferson and Intendencia streets and live music venues. The Gallery Night Pensacola footprint includes Palafox street (from Garden Street to Main Street), Jefferson Street to Intendencia and connecting blocks in-between. Artistic mediums include glass, paint, woodworking, jewelry, mixed media and more. In addition to arts, music, and activities, downtown restaurants, galleries and shops will be open extended hours encouraging patrons to come and explore our award-winning downtown. Participating Downtown Pensacola merchants and businesses: Al Fresco, Badlands, Artel Gallery,…
Written By Kathlene Rushing
Categories: Blog Posts, Community
The movement we are seeing in the U.S. was inspired by the unfortunate stories of many people – Black, White, Hispanic, Native American, LGBTQ, police officers, women, children, and well everyone. This movement is not just about one man or one race. This is about racism – getting rid of racism. This is a time to come together – to focus on the things that we have in common. All of us want respect, love, opportunity, and a peaceful life. We are all ONE RACE – the HUMAN RACE. Let’s come together in cooperation and respect to solve the problems…
Written By Kathlene Rushing
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These online Florida coloring books are great crafts for you and your children! Not only do they allow the kids to express their creative side, but these coloring books also provide some important educational opportunities. We’ve compiled an exceptional list of coloring and activity books here that cover all the essentials of life in a coastal Florida city. Living in a coastal town, water safety is an essential topic to cover with your children. And what better way to so than through an activity book? Along with water safety, there is a coloring book that covers endangered species, one on…
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Stress Relief in Stressful Times By Elizabeth Curl The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of additional stress in everyday life. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 8 in 10 adults say that the pandemic is a significant source of stress. Stress may also strain your personal relationships, especially now if you are an essential worker, working from home with children, or going to school online. When stress becomes a constant issue, it can lead to physical or mental health issues. In order to better cope with stress, it is important to understand what it is. Though everyone’s personal definition…
Written By Mitch Wisinekwski
How to Help End Homelessness in Pensacola   Pensacola’s homeless population surged to the forefront of city conversation recently when it was announced that the city would be moving a well-populated encampment of people experiencing homelessness near Hollace. T. Williams Park under I-10. The city says that the reported move is necessary to clean up the park but some local activists see it as a thinly veiled attempt to evict the encampment.  The mass unemployment rates due to Covid-19 are only making matters worse for people experiencing housing insecurity. Opening Doors Northwest Florida, a local nonprofit that provides assistance and…
Written By Mitch Wisinekwski
Layers and Layers: The Ephemeral Beauty of the Graffiti Bridge By Mitch Wisniewski     Arguably Pensacola’s most instantly recognizable landmark, the small railroad bridge, constructed in 1881 to connect Pensacola to Louisville and Nashville, has over time become covered in countless layers of paint. It’s hard to say how the Graffiti Bridge became the Graffiti Bridge that we know and love today. Much like the bridge itself, there are innumerable layers to its history. Pensacola historian John Appleyard puts 1956 as a possible date on which the bridge was first painted. That date is as likely as any other…
Written By Mitch Wisinekwski
Five of the Best Walks in Pensacola to Help You Beat Online School Fatigue Spring semester is just getting started and, as I learned last semester, in these very strange times that means a lot of time spent hunched over a laptop, trying to look presentable for Zoom classes, and longing for the feeling of going to a physical classroom. With very few students actually on campus this semester, and the majority experiencing the endless torture of Zoom University it can feel really frustrating. I personally feel like school never ends. When scheduling your assignments rests solely on the hands…