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Ready to rock with the solos? The City of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association have rescheduled the previously cancelled forum and are now inviting the public to get up close and personal with members of the Navy's elite flight demonstration squadron.
The Blue Angels Association and the City of Pensacola are continuing their 70th anniversary season partnership with themed forums. These forums allow the public to interact with members of the team in a casual-conversational environment. The event begins with introductions and background information on the team and then opens up for questions.
The forum will focus on the solos. The solos showcase the high performance capabilities of their individual aircraft through the execution of very slow and high-speed maneuvers experiencing anywhere from –3 to 7.5 times the force of gravity.  Most of the show alternates between maneuvers performed by the Diamond Formation and those performed by the Solos.
Special guest for the July 11th event will be former Naval Air Station Pensacola Commanding Officer, and former lead solo Keith Hoskins. Mr. Hoskins served with the Blue Angels from 1999 to 2001. Lt. Ryan Chamberlain (Blue Angel #5) will represent the current team on the panel.
·         Who: Blue Angels
·         What: Solos in the City Open Forum
·         When: Monday, July 11th at 6:00 p.m.
·         Where: Plaza De Luna
Forum goers should bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The National Naval Aviation Museum will also be in attendance with historical Blue Angels items. Mobile food vendors will also be onsite. There will be time for autographs, photos and Blue Angel takeaway materials.
Please join us as we continue our appreciation for our home team. To get more information and to stay updated with any changes, be sure to visit the
event page.
Blues in the City is back!
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Fort Walton Beach, Fla - June 29, 2016 - A 14-pound green sea turtle named Asparagus is one of four rehabilitated turtles released to the Gulf of Mexico in the past several days by the Gulfarium CARE Center. 

Asparagus came to the center in May after becoming inadvertently hooked off the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Rehabilitation care included the removal of the hook and line as well as treatment for several deep wounds. Another green sea turtle, a Kemp's ridley turtle, and a loggerhead were also released within the past four days, marking a joyous time for the CARE Center team.

"The most rewarding part is to see that the turtles are healthy again as we continue to contribute to sea turtle conservation," said Terra Throgmorton, Gulfarium CARE team member.

The Gulfarium CARE (Conserve, Act, Rehabilitate, Educate) Program is open to all species of sea turtles, each of which are classified as either threatened or endangered. Upon arriving at the Gulfarium turtles are evaluated by animal care and veterinary staff, and work begins for rehabilitation, recovery, or release. 

The Gulfarium CARE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is proud to act as a beacon for coastal conservation through marine animal rescue and rehabilitation. Donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to Gulfarium CARE Foundation at 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 or dropped off at the Gulfarium gift shop any day of the week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Gulfarium CARE Center Releases Four Rehabilitated Sea Turtles

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Tanger Outlets, Foley Raises Over $5,000 in Support of Local Schools

(Foley, AL June 24, 2016) Tanger Outlets, Foley is excited to announce 8 individual schools in Baldwin County as this year’s recipients of a TangerKIDS Grant. In keeping with Tanger Outlets’ mission to support the future of our children, the TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to award grant money to local schools in the communities where Tanger Outlet Centers are located. Grants awarded this month will benefit schools for the 2016-2017 school year.

This year’s recipients in Baldwin County are:

  • Daphne East Elementary School
  • Daphne Middle School
  • Elsanor Elementary School
  • Foley Elementary School
  • Foley Intermediate School
  • Pine Grove Elementary School
  • Summerdale School
  • WJ Carroll Intermediate School

For every coupon book sold, Tanger has earmarked one dollar for the TangerKIDS Grants program.
Funding for TangerKIDS Grants ranges from $3,000 to $7,500 per center and may be split between multiple grant requests.

“A substantial part of our mission at Tanger Outlets is to contribute positively to the communities in which we operate,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Outlets. “A high quality education is instrumental to enhancing communities and we are proud to once again give back to these remarkable schools in Baldwin County as part of our efforts to support students and educators across the country.”
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Making Sense by Michael Reagan
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Hillary's Expensive Jacket
Making Sense by Michael Reagan

Hillary Clinton may have been better off wearing the Emperor's New Clothes during her victory speech after the New York primary, rather than what she chose to wear and her aides managed to overlook.

Clinton, who has decried income "inequality" throughout the nation during her campaign, stood before the assembled ---- and carefully screened ---- crowd wearing a $12,495 Giorgio Armani jacket.

What she paid for the coat ---- assuming it wasn't a party favor from her Goldman Sachs speech ---- is just a bit less than the amount the average first time home buyer is required to post as a down payment for his dream home, or as The Washington Free Beacon calculates, "roughly 40 percent of what the average American worker makes in a year."

She's fortunate the price tag wasn't dangling from her outfit like that of Minnie Pearl.

This is beyond tone deaf. It's a combination of obliviousness and hypocrisy on a truly Clintonian scale.

If Hillary was sashaying down the runway at a Paris fashion show, there might be a justification for wearing a jacket that cost 12K, assuming she gave it back after the show. But to own this One Percent Wear is something else entirely.

During her speech Hillary proclaimed, "In this campaign, we are setting bold progressive goals backed up by real plans that will improve lives, creating more good jobs that provide dignity and pride in a middle class life, raising wages and reducing inequality, making sure all our kids get a good education."

How does one talk of "inequality" and then wear an outfit where a single piece of the ensemble costs the equivalent of 833 hours of labor ---- about five months ---- at her new $15/hour minimum wage?

Maybe one of those "good jobs that provide dignity" is cleaning her coat with tweezers, Q----tips and the tears of virgins.

No one expects Hillary to campaign in Walmart overalls, although it might provide an arresting visual, but is it too much to ask this tribune of the people to save her Armani for Wall Street speeches and Davos dinners?

She can probably find something flattering and just her size at Ann Taylor, and with the money left over she can splurge and take the entire campaign staff to lunch at her nearest Chipotle.
Copyright ©2014 Michael Reagan. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St. Martin's Press). He is the founder of the email service and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at and Send comments to Follow @reaganworld on Twitter.
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A pair of convincing students won over the hearts and wallets of their peers and professor as part of their Business and Professional Communication Class at the University of West Florida. Don Kerrigan and Parker Eiler were voted “most persuasive” after a series of presentations to their classmates.

This summer semester’s class led by Professor Rick Scott, asked the students to donate to a fund that would be given to the charity of choice of the winning team. The teams selected a charity at the beginning of the semester and then presented an informative presentation followed by a persuasive one, which included details about the financial responsibility of the charity as well as how their donations would be budgeted and spent.

Kerrigan, an engineering student, and Eiler, majoring in business, agreed on Gulf Coast Kid’s House as their charity because it’s locally supported, child focused and financially transparent. “We chose the Kid’s House after we started researching through their website and learned more about what they did for children right here locally,” shared Eiler. The team presented a check for $150.00 collected from the students and matched by their professor to Gulf Coast Kid’s House on Monday.

Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Inc. an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that receives 70% of its support from the community. In 2015, Gulf Coast Kid's House provided services to over 3,100 abused and neglected children. The trained professionals under one roof investigate, treat, and prosecute cases of child sexual and physical abuse, and severe neglect; education in child abuse prevention is also provided.

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For its Monday, July 18, Jazz Gumbo, Jazz Pensacola features vocalist Holly Shelton. The event is 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Phineas Phogg's in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Rave reviews are the norm for the versatile vocalist, with many calling Shelton's performances spell-binding and exciting. Whether accompanied by piano alone or with her eclectic group of exciting musicians, every Shelton event becomes special.
Jazz Gumbo is held the third Monday of each month, except December. Admission is $10 each for Jazz Pensacola members and guests, $12 for non-members, $5 for students with ID, and free for military in uniform. Also, join Jazz Pensacola at this event, and admission is free.

Admission includes a cup of seafood gumbo, and you can order from the menu and cash bar. Hold onto your admission tickets for Door Prize drawings. Attendees can also purchase 50/50 tickets for a cash drawing. The winner gets half, and Jazz Pensacola gets half to benefit its music program.

Jazz Pensacola is a non-profit organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music and education in Pensacola and the surrounding area.

For membership and information, call (850) 433-8382, or visit


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