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Editorial By: Kelly Woodard

They say the family that plays together stays together, but this week I realized that the family that diets together kills each other.
Once again on the quest for a somewhat healthy body, my husband and I decided to make a big lifestyle change and start eating clean and working out with a trainer. We reunited with Ira Wenze of Unlimited Fitness Results to get, not only our bodies in shape, but our minds as well.
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Spring Gets Spicy At the 30th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival
By: Kelly Woodard

Bugs are invading downtown Pensacola! Mud bugs, that is. Show your love for these spicy little critters at the 30
th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival, next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday May 2nd through May 4th in downtown Pensacola’s beautiful Bartram Park.
One of the state’s largest crawfish boils, this favorite festival brings a little of the Louisiana bayou right here to Pensacola Bay. There will be a wide range of Cajun fare such as crawfish poboys, crawfish pies, and of course, 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, as well as other traditional fare like hot dogs and hamburgers.
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Local Cousins Go Viral With Possible World Record Mako Catch
By: Kelly Woodard

Milton cousins Earnie and Joey Polk set out for a promising night of fishing on local beaches last week, but never expected to become viral sensations when they hooked into an 805 pound mako shark that is suspected to be a new world record.
The two had intended to keep the potentially controversial catch under wraps, but when they stopped for gas with the massive fish strapped to the bed of their truck it’s no shock that they drew some attention. Passerby West Calhoun snapped a photo which set social media ablaze and was soon picked up by a local paper. Within hours, word of the Polk’s catch had gone viral.
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Mayor Hayward In Hot Water Again Over Using Tax Dollars For TV Show
By: Kelly Woodard

Controversy swirls around Pensacola’s Mayor Ashton Hayward once again this week as it was announced that he will be spending more than $23,000 of taxpayer money on a television show starring himself.
The weekly show, which is scheduled to air on Sundays for nine weeks on BLAB TV this summer, is said to promise viewers a look inside city operations with Hayward as their host. The show is scheduled to end just two weeks before the Aug. 14 primary election, a coincidence that Hayward’s opponents find a little too convenient.
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Nature Lovers “Paddle Up” For An Amazing Journey Along the Gulf Coast Shores
By: Kelly Woodard

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown wants you to “paddle up” and join him on the End to End Seashore Paddle, a series of eight paddles along the shores of the Emerald Coast, April 19
th to April 26th, weather permitting.
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