"Pensacola would allow me to...have a fresh start"

Image of Leon Martin -  Guest Column —Leon Martin - Guest Column — Meet Ileana Ortiz, barista at The Leisure Club. “My father came to America from Cuba in the early 70's. My mother's parents came to America when my grandmother was nine months pregnant with my mother and my mother was born the da ..

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Shannon's Window: Picking up what Joe's putting down

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — I don’t know if Joe Scarborough is up for another run at elected office, but I do know this: He is uniquely suited to tell the larger Republican establishment that it needs to change its tune. Joe is a son of the South who wears ..

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Pensacola Symphony wraps concert season with Mozart and Mahler

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — PRESS RELEASE -- Join the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for the finale of the 88th concert season featuring pieces by Mozart & Mahler. The evening begins with Mozart’s concerto for two soloists with orchestra, Sinfonia Concer ..

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Growing FavorHouse's impact

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — FavorHouse of Northwest Florida has been making a safe space for domestic violence victims since 1980. The $104,500 IMPACT 100 grant the nonprofit received in 2013 is helping the domestic violence shelter expand its embrace to include  ..

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Love the National Seashore -- for free!

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — PRESS RELEASE — If you love Gulf Islands National Seashore, this weekend, you can love it for free. In celebration of National Park Week, Gulf Islands National Seashore will join all national parks in offering free admission on S ..

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Battling a crime of power and control

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — Domestic violence is about power and control. That is its essence, advocates and law enforcement alike say when describing what causes the crime and why it can be such an intractable problem -- especially in communities like ours.  ..

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May's Message: "Everyone deserves a safe neighborhood"

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — In this episode of "May's Message," Escambia County District 3 Commissioner Lumon May catches up with some local mothers who have had their families torn apart by violence. May visits with women who are working to keep the pain that t ..

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