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Editor’s Note It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations March in Pensacola just might be my favorite month—a brief flash of spring before the heat and humidity take over our lives. Bright sunshine on crisp day is absolutely divine and it inspires me to pack up my hermit-like hibernation tendencies and get out and enjoy the world. Bike rides, gardening, fun runs, leisurely strolls down Palafox—you’ll find me doing all of these in the coming weeks. Fortunately, there’s a lot going on in March, so finding a fitting activity won’t be difficult. From Mardi Gras to Cabaret and from McGuire’s infamous Saint Patty’s 5K to Ciclovia’s open streets and everything in between, March’s weather and Pensacola’s event calendar beckon us all to come out and play. Beyond the fabulous events of March, this issue of Pensacola Magazine also brings you a wealth of Home and Garden inspired content—from spring trends to DIY maker’s spaces. Plus, our featured home is a true

historic gem. The North Hill home of Pam and Harry Schwartz is a treasure trove of history, craftsmanship and fine art. We give you a sneak peek inside their unique home and their impressive collections. This year, we are also celebrating the 160 anniversary of a Pensacola icon—the Pensacola Lighthouse. This must-see historic wonder just finished a multi-year renovation and it’s now ready for its close up. Read all about the landmark’s history and renovations on page 23 and be sure to go check out the improvements in person. All this, plus our usual business and real estate sections will give you plenty of options for your reading pleasure. We encourage you to read this issue outdoors! Happy spring!

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Contents cabaret 14 Pensacola Little Theatre's annual fundraiser returns March 30.

Taking it to the streets

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Ciclovia returns for the third year.

Makers spaces 19

Spaces and studios that inspire and cultivate creative skills for makers, crafters, and artisans

a light into the bay

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spring outdoor trends for 2019

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Pensacola Lighthouse celebrates its 160th anniversary

Neutral pallettes inspird by nature and nostalgia.

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2019 trends for kitchen and bath 28 Bold colors and metallic accents are all the rage this year.

Housing History

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North Hill home serves as a center for Pensacola history and a haven for arts and crafts.

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Editor’s Letter 6 Page 10 10 Play/Live/Give 41

Special Sections Business Climate On the Market

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Congratulations to the organizers of Pensacon, who brought in thousands of people to enjoy the whole “character” experience, highlighted by the great William Shatner. I don’t fully grasp the concept, but I am glad that so many do and that they have such a huge and popular event to attend and express themselves through fantasy. As I waited in my car for the train to pass by the Pensacola Bay Center during the festivities, I saw every imaginable character from cartoons, movies and television standing in line to get inside. Some of the costumes were quite amazing. Most of the attendees were adults, but many did have small kids with them. If my dad had dressed up in anything other than his work clothes and hauled us off to something like this, my mom would have probably taken him in for psychological testing. But there is something for everyone. And meanwhile, I couldn’t help but consider what character I would choose to impersonate, if this was my kind of thing. I think I would choose Helen Crump. Surely you are not saying “Who is Helen Crump?” She was the wise, practical school teacher girlfriend of Sheriff Andy Taylor on the greatest show ever on television. Andy Griffith. This show was way ahead of its time. Think about it. It was popular in the early 1960s and featured a widowed father raising his small son with his aunt in a quaint southern town. I am convinced that there is not one problem on the planet that cannot be solved as long as you watch the

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right episode of Andy Griffith. Parenting challenges. Family dynamics. Education. Culture. Crime. Political corruption. Alcohol abuse. It’s all there. And, better yet—it’s all done with humor. I have no idea if the writers knew what they were really creating, or if it was just luck writing about everyday life. But there has never been another like it, and it is just as relevant today as it was 60 years ago. Helen Crump wasn’t the only memorable character in this show. The profiles on all of the regulars was just brilliant. Sheriff Taylor’s deputy Barney Fife was hysterical. A bumbling, insecure, unattractive, comical skinny guy, he was always in trouble for something. His girlfriend Thelma Lou loved him in spite of himself. Otis the town drunk, who locked himself in the jail every night so that he didn’t get picked up. Floyd the barber, Gomer the loveable mechanic and the mayor who considered himself far more important that he really was, all added to the colorful fiber of the series. Advanced technology has contributed to some pretty awesome modern

entertainment, creating characters that I am sure I saw in line at the Bay Center. But quality is quality and you just can’t beat something so original and so well done as that 30-minute black and white comedy set in the rural South. Am I dating myself? Probably. And maybe a part of my choosing Helen Crump is because I always wanted to be a teacher and related to her. Not sure what that says about some of the scarier characters I saw. I suppose fantasy is a place where we all go now and then. It is usually simply a daydream or getting lost in a good book, and doesn’t require elaborate costumes and makeup and travel expenses and time off work. Maybe city events such as Pensacon allow really healthy expressions of personal fantasy. I can see certain people I know wanting to transform into action heroes. For three days they actually get to do it. So, cheers to Helen Crump and whoever your choice of character may be. And, I might just see you next year at the Bay Center. March Birthdays 23 Teri Levin 25 Benjamin Nettles 26 Will Bazemore 29 Fred Levin


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ne of theatre’s most beloved stories will set the stage for one of Pensacola’s biggest parties later this month as the Pensacola Little Theatre presents Cabaret: Phantom of the Masquerade on March 30. Cabaret is the Little Theatre’s premier annual fundraiser and among the most lavish parties open to the public all year. This year, the party’s theme takes its inspiration from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary “The Phantom of the Opera.” Pensacola Little Theatre executive director Sid Williams-Heath said the theatre’s board decided to pursue the lavish theme after the success of last year’s Parisianthemed party. “Last year we did Midnight in Paris and made it more upscale, and we decided the more luxurious side of that is what we wanted to go for, so we’re totally overhauling it and going full-on black tie,” said Williams-Heath. “So it’s an indoor-outdoor block party, we use every room on the first floor and transform each room to fit a theme. It’s a fine line between theatrical creepy and very sexy.” The party will feature five open bars, all-you-can-eat catering by Classic City Catering, live music by local acts Déjà vu

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and DJ Matt Powell, a string quartet from the University of West Florida, performances by Pensacola Ballet dancers and aerial artists from Pure Pilates, the event’s presenting sponsor.

Guests will be able to see the Paris Opera House chandelier, explore the phantom’s candlelit lair, and mingle in Christine’s iconic dressing room, all recreated inside the theatre.

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Tickets to Cabaret are $100 for general admission and attendees must be 21 or older. Those seeking an exclusive experience can purchase VIP tickets for $150 and gain access to the main stage with upgraded drink and catering options.

Guests enjoy the festivities at Cabaret 2018, Midnight in Paris.

Cabaret is the Little Theatre’s main fundraiser for the year and proceeds go to support the theatre’s education programming. “The education program takes outreach totally outside of the building,” said WilliamsHeath. “We go to underserved communities, we go to Title 1 schools and we go to community centers. We take the theatre to people who can’t come to us. So don’t just think you’re having a good time and the money is going nowhere. It’s not even going to the theatre, it’s going to our education department.”

In addition to the funds raised by ticket sales, Cabaret will also feature silent auctions for premier goods from local vendors and trips to vacation hot-spots. Williams-Heath said roughly 400 people attended last year’s event, many of whom were not regular patrons of the theatre, a testament to Cabaret’s draw.

“You have art becoming a part and so you get so many people who, maybe they don’t love the shows, but they love the celebration,” he said. For more information or to purchase tickets for Cabaret: Phantom of the Masquerade, visit PensacolaLittleTheatre.com. •


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Taking it to the Streets Ciclovia returns for the third year health. Since then, however, Ciclovia has transformed into a regular outdoors extravaganza recurring every Sunday in Colombia and an international event adopted by more than 400 cities worldwide. More than an activist rally, Ciclovia is an event that promotes healthy living, social interaction and tactical urbanism. Given the trend over the past few years, Ciclovia—Open Streets can roam the streets with their bikes, boards, skates, scooters— Pensacola is expected to be a success. any form of transportation as long as it isn’t motorized. Rand Hicks, Ciclovia’s Ciclovia started out as an chairman, is confident in the activist movement in Bogota, success of the event, saying, Columbia in 1974. Back then, “The turnout for our first two events made it clear that people activists were concerned with embrace this event. Downtown the effects of Bogota’s over Pensacola is a place people want industrialization on people’s

Freshly pollenated air and blooming flowers—it’s that time of year in Pensacola when we can finally shed those extra layers of clothes and enjoy weather more typically Floridian. Thankfully, March offers an event where Pensacolians can gather and inaugurate the spring with a bout of outdoor fun. Ciclovia—Open Streets Pensacola returns to downtown on March 23. On this day, the streets of downtown Pensacola will close down to be opened up; all motorized traffic will be denied along swathes of Palafox (from Plaza de Luna to Garden Street)and Main Street (from the Gulf Power building to Bruce Beach) so that people 16 Pensacola Magazine

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to be, and they love to have fun walking or riding a bike on a safe street. And they want more events, not fewer, so we look forward to bringing people together at Ciclovia events in the future.” The success of Ciclovia isn’t just measurable by turnout, but also by the aspirations of the event. Part of what Ciclovia aims to do is give people the opportunity to discover new locations, venues and merchants downtown. Another aim of Ciclovia is to attract people to the downtown area. “The reinvention of downtown Pensacola as a cool urban center is gaining momentum,” said Hicks. “What’s striking now is the fast


“Every kid loves to play in the street—and so do adults. Ciclovia is about coming together to celebrate having fun, moving our bodies in a healthful way, and experiencing downtown in a unique fashion— without having to watch for cars.”

Evidence from past Pensacola Ciclovias suggests that it’s fun enough to attract a crowd and make an impact. Last year’s turnout surpassed the year prior’s with an estimated 12,000 people in attendance. Moreover, past survey data from the University of West Florida and Visit Pensacola indicates that on average people spent $46 dollars at the event, generating a total of $597,000 injected into the local economy. The survey data also showed that around 42 percent of those surveyed discovered a local business that they wouldn’t have otherwise known about. This phenomenon has consequences on the day of Ciclovia and thereafter. pace of residential development, which reflects the national trend. Events like Ciclovia underscore the importance of keeping downtown focused on the people who support its businesses, live in its homes and apartments, and who enjoy its ambiance.” Ultimately, Hicks said, “we want to associate ‘fun’ with downtown.” Every kid loves to play in the street—and so do

adults. Ciclovia is about coming together to celebrate having fun, moving our bodies in a healthful way, and experiencing downtown in a unique fashion— without having to watch for cars. Ciclovia provides a safe place to enjoy our beautiful, growing and diverse community with our neighbors, wherever they happen to live.”

The benefits of Ciclovia go beyond the economic factor by improving Pensacola’s overall health and social environment. It’s easy to see how Ciclovia promotes healthy living. If last year’s event is any example of how this year’s event will turn out, then thousands of people will be active and getting exercise. In addition, those thousands of people won’t be in

their cars or trucks polluting the air for a five-hour period. Ciclovia brings Pensacola together in a way that most other community events can’t by giving Pensacolians the opportunity to roam the streets with their friends or make new friends, in person. There will be pop-up entertainment, music and vendors up and down Palafox for event-goers to enjoy. While the streets are opened up for bike and scooter fun for all ages, children will also have their own area to congregate and play—Plaza de Luna will have a bounce house and mascots for the children to interact with. Pensacolians that participate in Ciclovia will be able to slow down and take in all that downtown has to offer. The event is free and open to the public for all ages. For more information on Ciclovia 2019 or to learn more about Pensacola Open Streets, visit PensacolaOpenStreets.com or contact the event organizers at PensacolaOpenStreets@gmail.com.

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Makers Spaces by Emily Echevarria

When the creative juices are flowing, the right space, supplies and equipment can make all the difference. With a wide array of three-dimensional projects available to the aspiring maker, there are endless ways to express the desire to build, create and make. While not everyone can house a home studio worthy of a Pinterest-perfect photo shoot, in Pensacola there are many options for spaces and studios that inspire and cultivate creative skills for makers, crafters, and artisans looking to get to work.

Some spaces offer studio space and equipment for rental use, or there are instructed workshops and classes where students can have everything ready to go and someone to help along the way on a specific project. From one-of-a-kind glassware, to a custom woodwork piece, to a personalized decor item, there are options to find a new hobby or build on current artistic skills. Makers of all types and levels can get creating at local creative havens across Pensacola.

Pensacola Museum of Art pensacolamuseum.org

Pensacola Museum of Art is a wellspring of cultural offerings for Pensacola. The establishment’s latest highly visible additions have been displayed on outside the museum in the form of a global participatory project and then colorful murals painted by local artists just last month. But members of the community can go inside the museum to get their hands on supplies and instruction to create something unique. The PMA offers a host of art classes, camps, and workshops for school age children, but every second and fourth Saturday of the month, artists of all ages are invited to attend Open Studio hours between 11:30 and 3:30 pm. On March 9 participants can create a piece of marbled paper to hang as wall art or use as a decorative book cover. The March 23 Open Studio will feature supplies to create your own dream catcher, and the April 13 edition will feature paper dolls. Admission is $6 per participant, free for PMA Members, and all supplies are provided.

The Makers Loft makersloftpensacola.com

The Makers Loft is a unique space that hosts workshops for projects ranging from unique gifts to home decor to small pieces of industrialstyle furniture. The variety of class offerings is staggering, often including learning a crafty new skill while creating something to take home. Aspiring makers can learn the basics for beginning a practice in modern calligraphy and take home a handmade brush lettering menu board or serving tray, or learn to roll delicate paper roses while creating a shadow box art piece. There are several workshops dedicated to building industrial-chic furniture pieces from metal pipes and wood. Several options offer opportunities to build existing skills like advanced crochet. For those who get their creativity in the form of planning or bullet journaling, there’s a scheduled event to get together and use and share supplies as you organize your life. The Makers Loft also has an option for projects on demand—clients can show up and staff can help you get started on something from a selection of available projects. The venue also has space to hold parties for maker events. Pensacola Magazine

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This new addition to Pensacola’s cultural scene is unique in its scope and community focus. The warehouse space on Palafox houses eight independent artists, along with the Charlotte Mason Printing Company letterpress and design studio, Workweek Screen Print Studio, and the Losobe Woodworks shop. Members have worked on public art projects and events, something that Bare Hand manager Caitlin Cooney says the group aims to do more often in the future. “We’re trying to become more integrated with the community and do more a little more public art,” says Cooney, who is also a member as the owner of Charlotte Mason Printing Company. “We worked with Cubed last year for Foo Foo and that was an awesome partnership.” Bare Hand hosts events and showcases local makers at its monthly First Friday Makers Markets, as well as a new series called Conversations With Creatives, which allows guests to ask questions of local creative entrepreneurs about the ins and outs of managing a business as a maker. The next one will take place March 17 and feature owners of Revolt Fitness

Kat and Omar Armentros, and owner of Bluejay’s Bakery Justine Gudmundson-McCain. Bare Hand received its 501(c)3 certification recently, which Cooney says has always been an important part of the collective’s mission. In its capacity as a nonprofit, Bare Hand has partnered with and is hosting the Children’s Business Fair in May, which will feature about 40 young prospective business owners ages 6 to 16 and fosters an entrepreneurial and creative spirit in area youth. “We’re really trying to promote photo by Grace Mallett that educational aspect,” Cooney says. “Another facet of our mission is to really encourage that maker a large project can utilize the workshop mentality at a young age and this is one of the biggest things we could do to or other space for day or half day rates. Printmakers and woodworkers requiring propel that mission.” special equipment or students that need For a sneak preview, Cooney says the access to a specialized print studio can April First Friday Makers Market will also utilize the facilities. Creators and serve as something of a preview for the businesses can also become satellite event. members of the collective for an Currently its small, large, and flex annual fee. studio spaces are full, but makers with

First City Art Center firstcityart.org

This long-standing hub of artistic efforts is well known for its unique public glass blowing studio—the only one of its kind in Northwest Florida—and its ceramics studio. In its home in the Longhollow neighborhood, it has expanded its reach over the years to now serve more than 10,000 adults and children each year. The ceramics and glass classes are wide ranging in their focuses. Pottery on the wheel, clay handbuilding and raku firing are all on offer for ceramics, and prospective glassblowers can master the basics and work on a floppy bowl, a suncatching bauble or a paperweight. There are also flamework classes back on the schedule where participants can create 20 Pensacola Magazine

beads or pendants with a torch. Classes range from a one-day creative spurt to several weeks, depending on the type. Managing director of First City Art Center Caitlin Rhea says one newer option is a sewing lab that will meet Monday evenings for four weeks. “People can come in with their own fabrics or their own ideas, if they want to alter a dress, or if they have an idea in mind,” says Rhea. “The instructor is wonderful. She has projects as well if people just want to learn to sew.” FCAC also offers other media workshops, including painting, drawing and mixed media. To see the studio and seasoned glassblowers in action come to

the next edition of Hot Glass Cold Brew on March 15, which will also include an art market, gallery opening, and ceramics demonstrations, along with, food and beverages.


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A Light into the Bay: Pensacola Lighthouse celebrates its 160th anniversary by Kaitlyn Peacock • photos by Guy Stevens

On a foggy day, mist rolls into Pensacola from the Pensacola Bay, obscuring the roads and making Three Mile Bridge a little spooky to cross, especially on those days when you can’t see the water below. For the many ships coming in and out of the bay, the fog is even more dangerous. It hides other ships, rocks and beaches that would on any other day be easily avoided, and can make the narrow Pensacola Pass into the Bay treacherous. However, for the past 160 years, there has been a constant light to help guide ships through even the worst storms. The Pensacola Lighthouse has stood at its perch into the Pass since Jan. 1, 1859. The second iteration of a lighthouse for the Pass, it has weathered hurricanes, demolition attempts and possible hauntings while remaining the brightest light on the Gulf shores. The 171-foot tall lighthouse was built in response to complaints that the first Pensacola lighthouse was insufficient in guiding ships. Located about a quarter mile from the site of the current lighthouse, the original lighthouse was built by Winslow Lewis, the premier lighthouse contractor of Florida at the time, but stood only 45 feet tall and was soon overgrown by trees along the shore. As the first lighthouse in Florida, it was a good first step to what would become the tallest lighthouse on the Gulf Coast and one of the oldest in the state. In addition to building the lighthouse taller, the site was moved due to the shifting of the Pass, which was stabilized to make sure the lighthouse would always be located at the Pass’s mouth. The lighthouse would be continuously lit for the next 160 years, but it wouldn’t be open to the public until the formation of the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, a nonprofit formed in 2009 that worked to restore the derelict structure. After four years and millions of dollars, the restoration was announced completed at a celebration of the lighthouse’s 160th anniversary on Jan. 11, 2019. Executive Director of the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum Jon Hill attended the event to announce and celebrate the end of the restoration. ›› Pensacola Magazine

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The lighthouse grounds are a mix of old and new, with the original keeper's house attached to the lighthouse and the new administration building designed in the style of the lighthouse's outbuildings.

“We are excited to see the end of this large, historic restoration effort,” he said at the ceremony. “All work was completed without the benefit of federal dollars. It was completed entirely through earned income, donations and grants from organizations such as Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100, Florida Lighthouse Association and Florida Department of Historic Resources.”

to the lantern room had to be replaced and the entire staircase was reinforced to make it steady and safer. The entire lantern room was cleaned, restored, with added safety measures to ensure children were safe at the top of the tower, and finally, the lens was restored, completing the project.

The significance of the lighthouse lies not only with its age, but also its purpose. Still serving as a beacon today, it once acted The entire project included as a central hub of maritime restoring the lighthouse from top to bottom. First was the installation navigation, as all lighthouses did. of a new porch, then outside of the tower, which was cracked and “You have to think about how needed the old paint stripped off, these ships were like the space was repaired. The cracks on the shuttles or the airplanes of their outside of the tower were mirrored time,” Hill said. “They were the on the inside and had to be fixed most technologically advanced as well. Along with repairing the things we had as humans, and they (the lighthouses) were like brick of the tower, 110 of the 170 the air traffic control centers.” steps inside the tower leading up 24 Pensacola Magazine

“…we’re getting to the point where people are recognizing that this is part of their history and heritage. It is a unique building and it has unique compositions of people, time and motions to lighthouses that are different from other buildings.”

Although the lighthouse acts more as a museum nowadays, the light can still be used to guide ships through inclement weather or when their navigation systems fail. “Of course you have GPS and things like that, but batteries go out, stormy weather happens, so people still use it to guide their way home,” Hill said. The beacon rotates every 20 seconds and is the brightest light on the shore. This is due to the refraction of light in the glass of the lens. The glass was made from special sand from France that has been used up completely, meaning we are unable to make a light as bright as the lighthouse’s beacon. Upkeep of the lens is


extremely important to keep the light shining, with members of the U.S. Coast Guard coming in to take care of the lens and the lighting apparatus. While the Coast Guard currently cares for the light, what we know today as the Coast Guard was once three separate government entities that merged in 1939. One of those entities was the U.S. Lighthouse Services, whose civilian keepers cared for the lighthouse until James M. Hatton, who was proceeded by a Coast Guard keeper. While the lighthouse may have changed hands over the years, one thing remained the same; tales from the various keepers suggest that there was something more going on at the Pensacola Lighthouse. Hatton’s own son Emmitt Hatton claimed to have heard footsteps in the keeper’s quarters and upon investigating saw the front gate open by itself. Strange incidents similar to Emmitt’s have piled up over the years and the lighthouse now has ghost hunts throughout the year, looking for clues of paranormal activity. Soon after the formation of the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, the lighthouse was featured on an episode of the popular SyFy show Ghost Hunters in 2009. So, is it really haunted? Well, if you ask some residents of Pensacola, they might tell you the entire city is haunted, but we’ll leave that question for your interpretation. Emmitt Hatton played a more instrumental part in the lighthouse’s history beyond hearing disembodied footsteps along the halls. In the 1990s, all of the buildings around the lighthouse were scheduled to be demolished. Emmitt heard about this and contacted an old Admiral friend of his, who stopped the bulldozer, but not

before it had destroyed the washhouse. The other buildings were saved, including the keeper’s quarters and carriage house, which serves today as the gift shop. Even with the restoration of the lighthouse completed, Hill said they aren’t finished with their work. Part of a new project would see the demolished washhouse rebuilt as a classroom for education for children on history, preservation, conservation and early learning skills and also to serve as a place for those unable to climb the tower to see the view from the lantern room. Hill hopes they can install virtual reality goggles that will allow people to see from the tower’s top without having to climb all 170 stairs.

The lighthouse's fresnel lens is made of a special glass that refracts the light making it the brightest light on the Gulf Coast. The glass is made of a rare sand from France that is no longer available.

As more and more people begin to recognize the significance of Pensacola’s only lighthouse, whether from its historical or paranormal importance, it has grown into an icon of the city, a place you have to go see at least once. “We have people who’ve lived in Pensacola for seventy years, all their life, and never been here,” Hill said. “But we’re getting to the point where people are recognizing that this is part of their history and heritage. It is a unique building and it has unique compositions of people, time and motions to lighthouses that are different from other buildings.” The lighthouse is open to the public 9 am to 5 pm daily, with special events including ghost hunts and Blue Angel practice viewings year-round. For more information or for ticket prices, visit pensacolalighthouse.org.

A historical photo taken from the nearby beach, the black-and-white paint is a day marker for sailors indicating it is the Pensacola lighthouse.

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Spring Outdoor Trends for 2019 With a thriving economy and a housing boom we haven't seen since the 90's, these four outdoor furniture trends have risen to the top this spring and summer season. Get inspired by travel, live in a sea of neutrals, invest in green friendly products and relive the joy of childhood with our top trends for 2019.

By Adam Myrick Photos: Courtesy of Summer Classics

Resort Vibes With the post 2008 market crash, we saw a new cultural shift in American materialism. We became less about consumerism and more inclined towards experience-geared spending. Partnered with the millennial consumer's leverage, ten years later we are seeing the two worlds collide with this trend of outdoor living wanderlust. Influenced by exotic inspiration, this passport in hand trend is influenced by architecture, visual art, culture and cuisine of faraway lands. A perfect example is shown in the Havana Collection from Summer Classics, open-cane weaving is made modern with a gently curved silhouette mixing mid-century with an exotic vibe.

Neutrals As we have seen over the last few seasons, there is a return to

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nature inspired living. Outdoor furniture takes a back seat to natural surroundings—be it a lush backyard setting or a coastal view of the Gulf of Mexico. Neutrals are a great choice for those looking to make any investment in outdoor living! Neutrals are livable, flexible and classic. Neutral color palettes are subtle, stylish and can create spaces that are both restful and soothing or warm and energizing. Fear not coastal dwellers, this season we will still see a large influence of watery blues layered in to our sea of neutrals.

Longevity with Earth Friendly Product Design This trend is a hybrid of two points of view dominating the entire market. We are more aware now than ever of how precious our natural resources are. Consumers desire to invest in high quality


Top Row: Left, Patio set by the Soho Collection; Center, Harris Collection side, dining and coffee tables; Right, Outdoor chair by the Havana Collection.

products that are green and this trend will not be going away. For example, the innovative and sleek shape of the Wind Collection is crafted using an ultra-UV resistant combination of N-dura™ Resin and Resysta®, an environmentally friendly material made of rice hulls, oil and salt. This innovative collection requires minimum care; is weather resistant against the sun, rain, snow, or salt water; and is not affected by heat—making Wind the perfect worry-free outdoor furniture collection.

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A mix of Avondale and Croquet Collections.

I have fond memories of going to south Florida in the summer and spending many a humid evening on the deck of my grandparent’s home. Everything of course was rattan! The best part of growing older is seeing how reworked trends resurface in the market over decades. Depending on where you

grew up in America, your nostalgic style could be Adirondacks in Kennebunkport, picnic styles of Middle America or lavish 70s rattan in California and Florida. How products make us feel is the key indicator in how purchases are made. When you home shop, notice what you are attracted to. Does the layout of your home remind you of your mother’s home or does the touch of a fabric bring you back to your great aunt’s living room sofa? Our connection to childhood joy, excitement and love is a powerful indicator in how we make purchases today. About the author:

Adam Myrick is the Marketing Manager at Duh for Garden & Home in Pensacola, Fla.

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2019 Trends for kitchen and bath by Connie Crosby

The kitchen and bath are the most frequently remodeled rooms in any home. Although remodeling projects can be a big investment, these rooms tend to yield a higher return on investment than any other room a home. Whether you are looking for a light spring refresh or full-blown renovation, Constance Crosby offers a few tips on what’s trending in the world of kitchen and bath design.

1. Sinks—think bright metallic hammered finishes, intricate details and gold.

2. Stainless is out. We no longer need to match appliances. It is all about high style, in rich hues and the new metallic gold.

3. High style cook tops, stoves, hoods and ovens in bright colors are popular.

4. A trend gaining speed is no upper cabinets. Minimalist clients want their spaces to appear as clean as possible. Add a true Butler’s Pantry or Antique Armoire to hold items from previous upper cabinets. Add black metal shelving which replaces wood shelving to give a kitchen an attitude, style and flexibility. 28 Pensacola Magazine

5. The classic white kitchen is out. Painted cabinets in green, blue, stains in warm chestnut, fruitwood and black are in demand.

6. Gold is back and bigger than ever. This new gold is fresh and here to stay.

7. Black is replacing gray to bring sharp contrasts to kitchens and baths devoid of color.

8. Shower enclosures are statement pieces in a bathroom. Bold designs, window panes and color grids add attitude and reflect the owner’s personality.

9. The hottest trend in home décor at last fall’s High Point Market was the bar cart.

10. Flotation tubs offer bathers a weightless experience and massaging jets. Toto Plumbing has led the way in establishing this trend.

11. 3D Printing: The latest trend in developing prototypes for the plumbing industry. This technology will be totally used when products are produced this way in the coming years.


12. Voice Control: Voice activation is making a huge impact in the kitchen and bath industry. Your mirror can tell you what traffic and weather will be for your morning commute. Voice controlled fixtures and appliances start your shower to your preferred temperature and spray mode, fill a pot to the desired level, start your oven and make your life simpler in countless other ways. Connie Crosby, Allied A.S.I.D Interior Designer and past President for Regional National Kitchen and Bath Association.

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Housing History North Hill home serves as a center for Pensacola history and a haven for arts and crafts by Kaitlyn Peacock • photos by Guy Stevens Located on a corner of the North Hill Preservation District is the historic site of a Spanish fort, the fort from which General Bernardo de Galvez bombarded the nearby British Fort George, leading to the surrender of the British to the Spanish in 1781. If you visit though, you won’t find fort walls and cannons. You’ll find a Tudor-style home nestled under the shade of trees, including an old oak that stands guard in the front yard. Fifteen-year residents of the home Pam and Harry Schwartz have been preserving the house along with collecting art from a variety of local, national and international artists. With plans to donate the home to the University of West Florida Historic Trust, the Schwartz have been enjoying being a part of the history of this grand home. Originally built in 1927 by Dr. Walter Payne for his Scottish bride, the five bedroom, five and a half bath home was designed by English workmen and placed at the highest elevation in the area. Lauded for its superior craftsmanship and historic significance, the home has since become a highlight of the North Hill Preservation District. Once sitting abandoned for several years, it was brought back to life over two years of renovations by the previous owners, with Pam and Harry stepping in to continue the home’s care. Pam said she hopes that by acting as caretaker to this small but important part of Pensacola’s history, the house will continue to be of use to the larger community and she would like to see it continue to be lived in once given to the Historic Trust. In addition, she and others are leading a charge to have the entire Florida panhandle labeled a World Heritage Site for its maritime history. “It’s got to happen because we are so special for this type of history,” she said. “I think we will eventually become a world Historical Site.” Pensacola Magazine got to explore a tiny part of the panhandle’s grand maritime and local history inside the Schwartz’s beautiful home. Pensacola Magazine

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The Piano Room

The Schwartz home is a veritable museum of local and international artists. Their living room features a grand piano left from the previous owners and several statues, glass sculptures, and paintings. Highlights include a painting from Spanish artist Miguel Zapata featuring a suite of armor and a piece by Abraham Rattner called The Pieta, which has a sister painting in the dining room featuring the Crucifixion. Standing on a table behind their sofa is a metal work of intricate design by Louis Sullivan. Once a stair banister from the demolished 1893 Chicago Stock Exchange Building, it now stands as part of a several pieces from the building that the Schwartz have collected over the years. Pam said she loves the work of Louis Sullivan and she especially likes the pieces from the Stock Building, as Harry’s family came from Chicago and she feels they are honoring his history by preserving what is left of the destroyed building.

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Rattner’s The Pieta sits above several raku pottery pieces from local artist Christophir Ryon. The turquoise in the pottery compliments the colors in several pieces in the Schwartz’ collection and matches the William Morris-style stenciling in their foyer.


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Living Spaces Arts and crafts fill the house, but the spaces they fill compliment the living atmosphere of the home. The foyer is decorated with a William Morris-style stenciling to honor the original English design of the home. Throughout the home are the original finished hardwood floors and stenciling along the top of the walls reminiscent of the Tudor style. The dining room features a rosewood table with dynamic light fixtures to compliment an evening with friends or an intimate dinner. The second Rattner painting, Darkness Fell over the Land, featuring the Crucifixion, is hung on the wall in much the same style as The Pieta is in the living room. The standout feature of the dining room, however, is the metal grill laid against the wall. Originally from the 1893 Chicago Stock Exchange Building, this elevator grill and surmount plate is the main piece from the stock building that the Schwartz family collected. Found in disrepair, extra care was taken to restore the grill and plate, with extensive work needed on the plate.

A dove from California’s Half Moon Bay sits as the centerpiece of the foyer and the first piece of art guests will see when entering the home. Its artist carved the dove after rescuing and bringing back to health an injured dove, which refused to leave the artist’s side even when released. Pam said the summer she moved into her new home in North Hill, a mating pair of doves nested on their porch. It was a sign to her of good things to come. Pensacola Magazine

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Bedrooms, Bath & Study Heading onto the second floor, the bedrooms are just as decorated as the rooms below. With three guest bedrooms, each featuring a different theme, we were drawn to the glowing rosewood bed of the largest guest bedroom. The room features paintings from Marc Chagall set in an easel and along the walls. However, the hand carved mahogany chest sitting at the edge of the bed inspired us most. Made in Honduras, the Schwartz brought it back to highlight the importance and beauty of hand crafted arts and crafts, a theme that runs throughout their home. The chest is decorated to imitate calla leaves and compliments the soft colors of the Chagall hung nearby and the mintcolored walls.

the house, the bathrooms are the most perplexing. While offering a beautiful organization of tiles and fixtures, the colors range from pepto bismol pink and green featured in one bathroom to navy blue and white in another.

The bathrooms in the house offer original American Standard First Edition fixtures and designs, with tiles from the Angelini Tile Company. Of all the rooms in

Harry’s study features a collection of naval pictures from Naval Air Station Pensacola from 1914 and 1915. The Schwartz have also collected pieces from the Gulf Coast Art Festival, including the chair and

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hourglass in Harry’s study. Along with the focus on local art, the study also features ceramics made by Picasso. Throughout the house, original pages from Harper’s Weekly newsletter featuring the history of Pensacola are hung along the walls.


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The Loft The third floor of the house is an open space used as Harry’s “man cave,” according to Pam. With a custom bar and Harry’s original model trains, it does feel like the main place to hang out and watch the big game. The room also features a working Wurlitzer 850 Peacock Jukebox and a working gramophone for dancing the night away.

Stairwells Not to be outdone by the wonderful treasures in the various rooms of the house, the stairwells features amazing art as well. The first floor landing features a dual set of paintings from Miguel Zapata, who visited Pensacola during the city’s 450th anniversary celebration. In commemoration of the celebration, Zapata painted two pieces just for Pensacola, both now facing each other in the stairwell. The painting featuring Native Americans also includes a license plate, a signature of Zapata’s.

The second floor landing stairwell features another piece from the 1893 Chicago Stock Exchange Building, a railing in the same design as the elevator grill. Artwork hung on the wall includes storyboards from an animated short that was a collaboration between Salvador Dali and Disney. It was not completed until recently, when it was released to critical acclaim.

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Gardens

The grounds of the Schwartz home were curated and designed by local landscaper Jim Rigsby as a favor to the family. It features small pathways that are original to the house and an extended porch. The landscaping includes azalea trees and oaks from when the property was first established. An angel statue underneath a shaded awning serves as a reminder and honor to Pam’s late mother. The back entrance features large wooden beams original to the house.

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Furniture featured in the Schwartz garden came from local shop Duh, including a wooden bench sitting near the azalea bushes. The focus of the garden was on natural beauty, with Pensacola itself providing the inspiration for the landscaping.


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Old Dominion will be playing at the Pensacola Bay Center March 7 at 7:30 pm. Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock‘n'roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion recently released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Happy Endings, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and No.7 on the Top 200. Tickets start at $35. For more information, visit pensacolabaycenter.com.

The Velveteen Rabbit March 8, 9, 10, 14 ,15, 16 and 17

Directed by Jay Bixler. The literary classic based on the story of a stuffed rabbit who longs to become real through the love of its owner. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.pensacolalittletheatre.com.

McGuire’s Prediction Run 5K March 9

The annual McGuire’s Prediction Run is coming back March 9 with a race start at 9 am. With more than 14,000 participants, it is Pensacola's largest run and the nation's largest prediction run. Awards to the fastest as well as the most accurate in predicting the time it will take them to complete the 3.1-mile course. For more information, visit mcguiresirishpub.com.

John Appleyard Talk: Pensacola History March 12 and 26

John Appleyard will have two history presentations March 12 and 26 at 9 am both at the Pensacola Visitor Information Center. Don't miss the opportunity to hear famed historian, John Appleyard share his knowledge of Pensacola's history with one of his famous storytelling sessions. The event is free to the public but seating is limited. For more information, call 434-1234.

Smokin’ in the Square

Church. It was a one day event and attracted 13 competitors. It was a new experience as a fundraiser but proceeds were small. In 2010, Smokin-in-the-Square was born and included professional teams and backyarders. The goal is bring this event to the level of raising $50,000 for charity by the 10th year. For more information, visit smokininthesquare.com.

Pensacola Opera Presents: Florencia in the Amazon March 15 and 17

If you are looking for a magical journey, look no further than Florencia in the Amazon – Pensacola Opera’s take on Daniel Catán’s transformative opera. Florencia shimmers with passionate melodies and sumptuous orchestrations reminiscent of Puccini and Debussy. This is one you won’t want to miss. Ticket prices start at $24. For more information, visit www.pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.

Gallery Night March 15

Gallery Night is back March 15 starting at 5 pm. Take the Arts to the Streets where visitors can connect with the unique culture of Pensacola and enjoy special menus offered at certain restaurants and bars. Palafox Street will be closed for traffic between Garden and Main Street during the event. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pg/Gallery-NightPensacola.

Brew Battle in the Square 2019 and Beer Festival March 16

Breweries compete in three categories to win best in the square for bragging rights for the year March 16 at 6 pm. There will also be a beer festival and a people’s choice award. Admission is $25 per person before the day of the event and $35 at the doors. Proceeds will be for Knights of Columbus Charities and Hurricane Michael Relief. For more information, e-mail rogernohair@gmail.com.

O’Riley’s Irish Pub St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17

O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown is hosting the official downtown Pensacola St. Patrick's Day celebration. The pub will open at 9 am March 17 to get the party started bright and early. Breakfast and brunch will be served through the morning until 2 pm and the full menu will be available after that for the rest of the day. Live entertainment inside and outside. You must be 21 years and older to participate. No cover charge. For more information, e-mail orileysirishpub@gmail.com or visit mcguiresirishpub.com.

Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown March 18

The British Invasion brought us the two most popular rock groups of all time, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, as well as the liveliest debate in rock history – which band is the greatest? These two legendary bands will engage in a musical “showdown of the hits" featuring internationally renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction. Ticket prices start at $33.50. For more information, visit www. pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.

American Girl Live March 20

Experience American Girl® in an all-new musical. American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship. Ticket prices start at $43. For more information, visit www. pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.

March 15 through 17

The Price is Right Live

The 10th annual Smokin’ in the Streets will take over Maritime Park March 15 through 17. The idea of a competitive BBQ was started in 2008 with a Backyard competition held on the festival grounds of St. Rose of Lima Catholic

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Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 14 years, the Price Is Right Live has entertained millions of guests and given away more than 12 million dollars in cash and prizes. Pensacola Magazine

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If you’re a fan of The Price Is Right on TV, you’ll no doubt love this exciting, live (nontelevised), on-stage version of the show. Ticket prices start at $39. For more information, visit www.pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.

Gulf Breeze 25th annual Arts Festival March 23 and 24

The City of Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. (GBA) will present the 25th annual Fine Arts Festival “Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts,” March 23 and 24. The festival is a juried fine arts and fine crafts festival that brings together quality local, regional and national artists to Gulf Breeze. The two-day family event is free to the public and includes more than 140 artists. Festival times will be March 23, 9 am to 5 pm and March 24, 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit gulfbreezearts.com.

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24 Hour Thatre: Spring 2019 March 23

Six short one act plays, cast, written, directed and performed within 24 hours. A Pensacola Little Theatre favorite. Estimated running time: 2 hours, including a 15-minute intermission. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.pensacolalittletheatre.com.

Flora-Bama annual Beach Run/Walk March 23

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Flora-Bama's 5th annual Beach Run/Walk for America's Warriors will be the best run of the year, March 23. Who wouldn't want to utilize our gorgeous white sandy beaches? The start and end point is at Flora-Bama. All 5K runners will be headed into Alabama and all half marathon runners will be headed into Florida. Rain or shine event. For more information, visit florabama.com.

The Spouse Whisperer March 23

Enjoy a hilarious peek into the real world of relationships, a decidedly positive view of 'sweet togetherness.' Whether you're searching or already with that hunk-of-burning-love, you can't miss with "The Spouse Whisperer." Ticket prices start at $29.95. For more information, visit www.pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.


Kyle Cease: Evolving Out Loud Tour March 25

Don't miss this special opportunity to meet Kyle Cease, take photos and receive a fabulous swag bag for only $40 per-person. Meet and greet reception tickets are available as an add-on with the purchase of show tickets at any price level. Ticket quantities are limited, so don't delay and purchase your tickets today! The meet and greet reception will begin 1 hour prior to the start of the show. Ticket prices start at $29. For more information, visit www. pensacolasaenger.com or contact the Saenger Theatre Box office at 595-3880.

Sea Turtle Presentation March 27

Cathy Holmes, Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, will have an informative presentation about the sea turtles in the Pensacola area, March 27 from 2 pm to 3 pm. There will be a display board, sea turtle shells, skulls, handouts and wrist bands. Visitor center located in Wayside Park on east side of Hwy. 98 at mouth of Pensacola Bay Bridge.

Juan Sebastian de Elcano March 31 through April 5

The Juan Sebastian de Elcano, a historic Spanish tall ship, is returning to Pensacola March 31 through April 5 on its tour to celebrate the fifth centennial of the first circumnavigation of the Earth by Magellan and Elcano in 1519. Ship tours will be available 3 pm to 6:30 pm March 31, 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6:30 pm April 2 through 4. The University of West Florida and the Pensacola Navy League will host a conference about Magellan and Elcano at Seville Quarter April 2 at 5 pm to 8 pm, conference beginning at 6 pm. Captain Ignaclo Paz will deliver a conference on Juan Sebastian de Elcano the man April 1 at 12:30 pm at Jackson’s.

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The push to recognize a Pensacola icon With a completion date set for 2021, the new bridge over Pensacola Bay will soon have more than just concrete trucks rumbling over its roads. As construction continues, a question has risen into the public mind: what will this new bridge be named? by Kaitlyn Peacock The current bridge, known in the community as Three-Mile Bridge, is officially named the Philip D. Beall Memorial Bridge. Opening in 1960, it was given a lifespan of about fifty to sixty years and has endured storms, constant road traffic and even being hit by a barge. The new bridge will have six lanes, dedicated walking paths and improved lighting. Without action from the legislature, it will also be named the Philip D. Beall Memorial Bridge, as the name will pass from the old bridge to the new. Beall’s grandson Kirk Beall has advocated for keeping his grandfather’s name on the bridge. Another name has been suggested for the new bridge, however. General Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. was a proposed namesake for the bridge, with support from Santa Rosa County, which ruled unanimously to support naming the bridge after James. Cris Dosev, chairman of the Chappie James Memorial Bridge committee, said the name was suggested to him by his wife. After he posted a happy birthday to James on social media, the response he received was overwhelmingly positive and made him consider just how important James was to the community at large. To honor James, he proposed the name for the bridge and formed a committee to support the name and to raise funds to build a memorial park near the bridge. The memorial park would include a statue of James and a display of an F-4 Phantom II, a fighter jet that James flew in the Vietnam War. Dosev said there are many reasons to want to honor James, but primary among them is because he was a local and national hero. “The paramount reason, more than any other reason, is that he is a hometown hero,”

he said. “Here you have a gentleman who was born I want to say a little over a mile away from the landing of the bridge. He was raised here, his mother and father raised him in a time of segregation and yet he achieved one of the ultimate military achievements. He became a four-star general, the first black four-star general.” James was born in Pensacola in 1920 the youngest of seventeen children, only seven of whom survived to maturity. In 1975, he became the first African American man to receive the rank of four-star general, the highest rank in the military. Coming from humble beginnings, he flew combat missions in the Vietnam and Korean Wars and was active-duty for World War II as a part of the Tuskegee Airmen. Approximately two weeks after retiring, he died of a heart attack without the chance to return home. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

“Not all towns have the heritage we have, the military heritage,” Dosev said. “We claim to be one of the firsts, the first settlement, and here we have the first African-American four-star general.” Beall, meanwhile, was a lawyer from Pensacola who went on to be elected to the Florida State Senate representing District 2 in 1934. In 1943, he was made president of the Senate, but he died of a heart attack later that year. His son Philip D. Beall Jr. went on to be elected in his father’s place representing District 2. Beall was instrumental in transitioning the first bridge spanning the Pensacola Bay, known as the Thomas A. Johnson Bridge, from private to public ownership. For this, the current bridge was named in his honor in 1962. Problems arose in the naming of the bridge when local governments were asked to decide the name. The entities involved Business Climate 47


(TOP) Philip Beall Sr. served as a Florida state senator for the Pensacola region. (RIGHT) Col. Daniel "Chappie" James Stands in front of the F-4 Phantom II fighter jet flown in the Vietnam war.

with the bridge are Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, the City of Pensacola and the City of Gulf Breeze. While Santa Rosa County has supported naming the bridge after James, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners recently formed a committee to open discussions about the name to the community. Escambia County’s District 4 Commissioner Robert Bender proposed the committee as a way to let the community know they can have input on the bridge’s name. “It’s about being transparent, it’s about being open, it’s about letting the community know that there is a naming opportunity for the bridge,” he said. “It’s really about the process and allowing the people to have input.” Bender said he wanted the decision to be decided somewhat quickly to ensure that preparation for the naming can be done. The committee in support of James said they would need time to raise money for the memorial, which would be separate from the funding for the new bridge. A timely decision would also allow the committee to celebrate as James’ 100th birthday approaches. “This is almost a centennial event,” Dosev said. “It (the bridge) is going to be completed more than likely in the same year that would have been General James’ 100th year. It’s sort of neat because, more than likely, will last another hundred years. In the big scheme of 48 Business Climate

things, it’s the quintessential American story. But, unlike a lot of people’s successes that we recognize for material goods or wealth, this one was dedicated to the defense of a country that when he was a young man would deny him a place even at a counter at a diner. That’s a big deal.” Bender said he is not for or against any particular name, though he does understand the growing support for James and respects that Pensacola has a large military community. Mostly, he said he wants the bridge to represent the rich history of Pensacola, along with allowing the community a chance to speak on this issue. “I think we have an opportunity here,” Bender said. “This is the third bridge that’s gone in there and we have so much history just around that. I’d like to see that included as well; that you can see where DeLuna’s ships sank, were anchored during the hurricane, and we can see where battles took place in North Hill and East Hill. We have so much to share that this could really be a wonderful way to let people who are just coming in that they’ve reached here (Pensacola) and to share some of our history and certainly some of the accomplishments of some of the people who were born here, including General James.” Concern of continuing the Beall name on the new bridge has risen when it was revealed that Beall proposed a bill in 1935 barring African Americans from voting

in the Democratic primaries in several Florida cities, including Pensacola. Another suggestion was to split the name between Beall and James, but it has also been said that there is a precedent since the renaming of the Thomas Johnson Bridge that when a new bridge is constructed, it receives a new name. The committee offers community members a chance to offer suggestions and to voice their opinion on what they think the bridge should be named. Bender said his aim is primarily to let everyone know the name is up for debate and to allow them a place in that debate. “I don’t want this to pull our community apart,” he said. “The idea is that we bridge the community together and that’s why I felt that having a joint committee was a good original idea; to have a committee that did seek the public’s input, to come together and form the name.” County Commissioners will meet again on March 7, when Bender has requested they announce their representative for the bridge naming committee. Community members interested in giving their opinions may submit written communication to the committee and attend open public meetings.


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Pensacola natives open creative cowork space O n a Wednesday evening in mid-February, around 50 young professionals gathered in a 120-year-old building on Guillemard Street to celebrate the opening of Pensacola’s newest cowork and studio space, Longhollow Creatives. There was local beer on tap and the party spilled out onto the back lawn around picnic tables and a fire pit. Cowork spaces are not new in Pensacola, but Longhollow’s founders have sought to create a space uniquely catered to creative professionals and fresh startups. “It’s the kind of place I wish I had had when I was getting started,” said Steven Gray, one of Longhollow’s four founders. “We want to be a resource for people who really want to grow a business, who really want to 50 Business Climate

develop themselves professionally. There’s a lot of hobbyists and we’re not opposed to helping them too, but we really want to focus in on stage-one startups, entrepreneurs and people who are trying to get a good business plan off the ground. So in trying to reach out to what we needed back in the day, I think we’ve really tapped into a need that other people feel.” The building is 700 N. Guillemard St, a historic two-story built around 1900 that originally served as horse stables for city firefighters. Today, with its ample natural light, sleek industrial styling and vintageinspired decor the space is wholly modern, while still maintaining much of the historic charm of the building’s brick walls, timber support beams and cobblestone walkway that bisects the first-floor work space.

Upstairs is 1,000 square-feet of wide-open studio space catering to photographers and videographers or just about anyone who can make use of a well-lit backdrop of historic brick.

Desks at Longhollow run $400 month and provide a business mailing address, access to a meeting room and eight hours of studio time a month. Non-members can rent the studio for $200 for a half-day. Longhollow is the culmination of the vision of its four founders, Gray and his wife Annie and Cory and Rachel Hogue. All are Pensacola natives and graduates of the University of West Florida. Like so many business ventures, the idea for Longhollow was hatched over brunch between its founders. As all were freelancers at the time, they got tot talking about looking for some office space. Then Gray, a photographer, was commissioned to photograph former mayoral candidate Drew Buchanan, who was leasing the Longhollow

building at time. Buchanan had launched a cowork space of his own before entering the mayoral race, but was looking to get out of his lease as the campaign wound down. “I had been eyeing that building for six years but just didn’t think I was going to have the opportunity,” said Gray. “So it took some time but we got the meetings we need and we got in.” The team remodeled the bathrooms, built in a kitchen, brought in new furniture and Hogue built all the desks. They’ve got Perfect Plain beer on tap, coldbrew coffee in the fridge and local art on the walls. Soon they’ll install glass walls around the conference desk for added privacy. The response from the creative community has been quick. All the desks at Longhollow are already rented, and there’s a waiting list for the few more that Hogue is building. The upstairs studio has been booked extensively throughout January and February.


The owners of Longhollow Creatives have worked since November to renovate the 120-year-old building that once served as stables for the city's fire department. The building now houses a cowork and studio space for creative professionals while mainting much of its historic charm.

The appeal of a cowork space over working from home, Rachel Hogue said, is the opportunity to set distractions aside and get feedback from trusted peers. “I think working from home can be great for a lot of people, but it can also be a distracting and lonely,” she said. “I think people need to be near other people, especially creatives. For a project, sometimes you need to step away and something might be a little off and you just can’t put your finger on what it is, and you need someone there to look at it, so to have other creative you trust near you is invaluable.” Despite there being a number of other cowork spaces in Pensacola, Longhollow’s founders don’t

For us this started as just a place we could share with others we knew would enjoy it. I think success in the long run would be to open this entire district up as an arts district and we share that vision with the First City Arts Center just down the street. It’s prime to be the first location in Pensacola that’s a walking arts district. We can’t accomplish this goal by ourselves, but we hope to be a small piece of it.”

Longhollow founders Rachel + Cory Hogue and Steven + Annie Gray

see themselves as competitors, but rather as part of a network trying to drive innovation and create opportunities for young entrepreneurs. “Our focus on the creative side just aesthetically sets us apart, but thematically there’s several cowork spaces in town,” said Gray. “We’re very friendly with all of them and we’re trying to refer people back and forth. Say someone comes to us and says, ‘We love your building, but we’ve got a fourperson team.’ That’s something we can’t accommodate but we can immediately refer them out to Cowork Annex or send them to interview at Co:Lab, so we’re very open about that.”

Long term, Longhollow’s founders want their space to become a hub for professional development, hosting classes and professional training sessions. They believe the Longhollow district is ripe to become the bedrock of Pensacola’s professional creative community. “For us this started as just a place we could share with others we knew would enjoy it,” said Hogue. “I think success in the long run would be to open this entire district up as an arts district and we share that vision with the First City Arts Center just down the street. It’s prime to be the first location in Pensacola that’s a walking arts district. We can’t accomplish this goal by ourselves, but we hope to be a small piece of it.” Business Climate 51


A.A. Cunningham Road paving notice ... Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NavFac SE) has awarded a contract to mill and overlay A.A. Cunningham Road on NAS Pensacola. The work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 12 and expected to take four weeks to complete. Watch for “Road Closed” and “Detour” signs. Detour routes to facilities in the area will be Page Road to Warehouse Road and Farrar Road to Pat Bellinger Road. Drivers should observe the warning signs and proceed with caution around the work zones. The work schedule is weather dependent. For questions or more information, contact the PWD Construction Manager Bryan Moeller at 452-3131, ext. 3077.

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Fallen Special Tactics Airman honored at NASP By Capt. Katrina Cheesman Sibley’s unit. “This dedication 24th Special Operations Wing and memorial ruck is an important step for us as a brotherhood Air Force Special Tactics Air- to honor Forrest’s legacy of men dedicated a military freefall valor, and get a small bit of clotraining exercise into Pensacola sure.” Bay Aug. 26 to His teammates Staff Sgt. Forrest escorted the famSibley, a combat ily to Sibley’s controller from burial site, wearPensacola killed ing combat ruck in action Aug. 26, sacks weighing 2015, in Helmand more than 50 Pr o v i n c e , pounds to repreAfghanistan. It sent the deployed. was the first anOnce at the niversary of Sibcemetery, they ley’s death. completed a After free round of memoStaff Sgt. falling into the rial push-ups to Forrest Sibley waters of Sibley’s honor their fallen hometown, his teammates teammate. joined family members and Sibley, 31, had served in the friends to complete a memorial Air Force as a combat controller ruck march to his final resting since 2008. In his seven years of place at Barrancas National service, he received four Bronze Cemetery (BNC). Star Medals, once with valor for “When we lost Forrest, most heroism in combat, as well as a of his teammates were still de- Purple Heart for injuries susployed for another five months, tained in combat. and couldn’t attend any funeral “Forrest was one of our best or memorial event,” said Lt. Col. combat controllers, but he was Stewart Parker, commander of 21st Special Tactics Squadron, See Sibley on page 2

After parachuting into Pensacola Bay, members of the Air Force’s 21st Special Tactics Squadron make a memorial “ruck march,” a hike with full packs, from NAS Pensacola’s Bayou Grande Marina to Barrancas National Cemetery and the grave of teammate Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley. Sibley was killed in action Aug. 26, 2015. He had served in the Air Force as a combat controller since 2008. Photo by Mike O’Connor For more photos, see page A4

CNATT: Make Labor Day weekend safety a priority Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Public Affairs

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) safety manager is reminding service members, civilian employees and their families to maintain safety awareness as they prepare for what is generally viewed as the end of summer. CNATTSafety Manager Krystal Hancock said that Labor Day, a federal holi-

day designed to honor the achievements of American workers, includes an extended weekend, with service members and their families often electing to travel to see family and friends. “Whether taking a long road trip or simply jumping in the car to run a quick errand, driving is inherently risky, and traffic mishaps continue to

be a leading reason for lost time, days, and lives across our force,” she said. Hancock said the National Safety Council (NSC) predicts this could be the deadliest Labor Day weekend for drivers in eight years, estimating that more than 430 people could be killed in traffic accidents throughout the Labor Day weekend. She added that service members, often sepa-

rated from their families and travelling significant distances to visit during the long weekend, should take some simple precautions before and during their trips. “Get enough rest before heading outsleepy driving is as dangerous as impaired driving,” she said. “Alternate drivers or take frequent breaks to ensure that whoever is behind the wheel stays alert.” See Labor Day on page 2

‘Be There’ for your shipmates during Suicide Prevention Month 2016 By James Rosenfelder U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs

NAS Pensacola to host 9/11 commemoration ceremony ... In commemoration of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Naval Air Station Pensacola will present a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard the base at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. The event will include a guest speaker and a musical rendition from the NATTC Choir, a traditional “two-bell” ceremony, honors performed by the NASP Honor Guard and a 21-gun volley. The public is invited to attend.

Navy Medicine recognizes September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which began Sept. 1. The theme for Suicide Prevention Month 2016 is “Be There.” Throughout the month, Navy Medicine will highlight the power of peer support and personal wellness, encouraging Sailors and Marines to be there for their shipmates. “Action starts with prevention,” said Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BuMed). “When a Sailor needs assistance, easy access to support resources and mental health treatment is essential, as is validation of help-seeking behaviors.” Suicide prevention is a yearlong effort. Suicide Prevention Month serves as a reminder that building resilience and preventing suicide requires all

members of the Navy and Marine Corps community to work together. Every life lost to suicide is one too many. “Take action if you notice anything

out of the ordinary for a shipmate; reach out to them,” Faison said. “If you are having difficulties, seek help if See Prevention on page 2

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Network like a Pro By Lauren Glass, Secretary, Board of Directors, Pensacola Young Professionals  When I returned to Pensacola in 2016, I found a city that had evolved from unassuming to vibrant. The idea that I knew everyone because I grew up here no longer stood. I needed new friends and I needed a job. Connections with people would be the key to moving me forward. Submitting my resume into Indeed.com was no longer cutting it. It became glaringly obvious that I needed to network. Where? How? At 25 years old, a young professional, I had never attended a true networking event. I discovered opportunities around the greater Pensacola area, yet walking into a room full of strangers was not my first choice of activity! Over the last few years, I have found that networking is a subjective activity that ultimately brings together people with different needs and goals. Each of us will use networking to meet people and make connections, but the way that we utilize these connections will vary. These new connections have the capability to create new friendships, lead to positive employment changes or even bring together a volunteer and a nonprofit. When all of these opportunities and connections work together, it develops well-rounded citizens. In turn, groups of well-rounded, connected citizens create vibrant cities. I believe this is what Pensacola is based on and continues to thrive upon. Presently, almost every young professional is also a millennial. We are the future of Pensacola and we have the world at our fingertips. Almost everything we encounter is instantaneous and digital. Yet, networking is none of those things, which is where the fog sets it. Open-mindedness is an important mindset when approaching networking. It is a long-term process. Young professionals are enthusiastic to make their presence known and tend to have high expectations. No one can expect to meet all the useful contacts they need short-term. Networking effectively is about casting a wide net in no rush.

Things will fall into place, the fog will clear with a little dedication and patience. We know that networking is essential. Many young professionals, including the burgeoning amount of University of West Florida graduates who are deciding to stay in Pensacola, are unaware of where to begin. Walking into your first networking event is not for the faint of heart! It is nerve-racking and simply intimidating (it took me at least six events to get semi-comfortable). Here are some tricks I’ve learned along the way. There is a good chance you won’t know many people there, if any at all. To avoid this, search for networking events in your field or that cater to your demographic. Chose those as your first networking events. You will discover great networking practice and natural, go-to talking points. This is also a great space for anyone looking to make moves in their current field! After some practice, start choosing events outside of your comfort zones. I have found that reading some local news the day of the event will provide me with fun talking points. Andy Marlette’s cartoons in the Pensacola News Journal often poke fun at local stories. If it isn’t too politically charged, I find those especially fun to chat about! These events are where we meet other like-minded peers that are outside of our “circle.” This is where the magic happens! Bring your business cards. It seems like a silly reminder, but you would be surprised how often people forget their cards. If you are currently seeking employment (recent graduates), invest in a small set of your own business cards. In addition to your contact information, include details such as your educational background and certifications.

You don’t have to speak to every person in the room. People’s body language is surprisingly easy to read. Interrupting two people talking closely together is a bad move, but if you see a few people casually talking and facing the room, join in. Make sure you don’t forget the “low hanging fruit,” people who are standing alone. Help them out – they are dying to talk to someone! There is no shortage of networking opportunities in Pensacola. An informal poll provided me with a few of local young professional’s favorite events. For young professionals, Pensacola Young Professionals presents a come-as-you-are atmosphere with themed networking events. Visit pensacolayp. com to see their calendar. Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is a fabulous opportunity for not only networking, but development and leadership roles. Visit powerfulwomengulfcoast.com for more details. IT Gulf Coast is the premier association for the IT community in northwest Florida. Visit itgulfcoast. org to find their next networking event. Beck Deck is a popular, seasonal happy hour for local professionals (weather permitting). This is typically a Facebook event you can find. Business After Hours is a Pensacola Chamber of Commerce event that welcomes non-member to an ever-changing location. Visit pensacolachamber. com to view their event calendar. Pensacola Network of Black Professionals is dedicated to improving self and surroundings. They have a monthly mixer every third Thursday of the month at Casks and Flights. Visit their Facebook page @pcolanbp Business Climate 53


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Chamber recognizes local leaders with PACE Awards by Will Isern The Greater Pensacola Chamber announced its 59th annual PACE Award winners at a ceremony Feb. 20 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. The PACE Awards are presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the area's economic, educational and community progress, according to a news release from the chamber. "It is a privilege to honor these fine individuals who have done so much to move our region forward,” said Greater Pensacola Chamber Board Chairman Steve Moorhead in the release. "We are truly blessed to have this collection of leaders in our community." The 2019 PACE Award winners are: Spirit of Pensacola Award, Malcolm Ballinger

Advocate Leader of the Year, Shawn Salamida

“What an honor, what a privilege,” said Salamida. “I’m so humbled by this recognition. I’ve been in Pensacola long enough to know that the PACE Awards are a big deal, so this does mean a lot to me.”

“I look at this as a gift from God who put me in this community around people I love and respect and admire,” said Peaden. Community Leader of the Year, Roy Kinsey

Business Leader of the Year, David Peaden A Pensacola resident since 2002, Ballinger has been in the publishing business for 38 years. His company publishes Pensacola Magazine, Northwest Florida's Business Climate Magazine, Downtown Crowd, Coming of Age, Gosport and many directories, newsletters and programs for local Chambers of Commerce, professional organizations and nonprofits. Ballinger has served nonprofits including the Escambia County Schools Foundation, the Gulf Coast Kids House, Pensacola Opera, Pensacola Ballet and ARC Gateway. “This really is a great honor,” said Ballinger. “There are so many people that are past award winners that I admire and respect and I’m really, really honored to be part of this group.”

As president of FamiliesFirst, Salamida is responsible for the oversight of all facets of community-based care among four counties in Northwest Florida. Salamida has been serving and counseling the needs of others for nearly three decades and is motivated by all the people who work together to save and bring meaning to children’s lives. One of Salamida’s accomplishments is the creation of the ISAFE Project. The Increasing Safety and Family Engagement system promotes teamwork and critical thinking when child welfare workers make the life-changing decision to bring a child into foster care and increases the opportunities for families to safely maintain their children in their home.

Over the past 21 years, Peaden has led an organization that is responsible for bringing millions of dollars into the local economy. Peaden has also been a tireless advocate to reduce government red-tape and improve the local business climate. He has also been involved with many nonprofit organizations including United Way, the Gulf Coast Kids House, Rebuild Northwest Florida, the University of West Florida Foundation and the Council on Aging.

Kinsey, a Pensacola attorney with 45 years of experience, flew the first Veterans Flight on Veterans Day in 2010 when he took World War II veteran Norman Cockman up in his vintage Stearman aircraft. Kinsey has continued to honor World War II veterans with flights at events ever since, sometimes flying more than 30 veterans during a weekend. World War II veterans as old as 101 years old have participated in Veterans Flights organized by Kinsey. As a part of his efforts, Kinsey raises funds from the community to put on the flights, and then organizes volunteers who take care of the veterans and planes during the weekend of the event.

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“This award is not about Roy Kinsey, it’s about the veterans and the Veteran’s Flights volunteers,” said Kinsey. Emerging Leader of the Year, Keith Hoskins

Stock in Children and the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. “Standing up here and looking at this crowd, this is the reason I’m here,” said Hoskins. “This award is not about me, it’s not about the things that I’ve done, it’s about the people I’ve connected with and how we can work together to move this community forward.”

transform the industry of sports medicine and he demonstrates the utmost character, both to athletes, his patients, his co-workers and the community. Leader in Education, Elizabeth Eubanks

Professional Leader of the Year, Dr. Adam Anz

Hoskins, a retired Navy captain and former Blue Angels pilot, has immersed himself in the community in the brief time since retiring from the Navy and settling in Pensacola. Hoskins displays his passion for community and business development by his involvement with the Baptist Health Care Foundation, the Gulf Coast Kids House, National Naval Aviation Museum, Greater Pensacola Chamber, First Tee Program, the West Florida Defense Alliance, First Place Partners, Take

Anz’s most significant professional accomplishment to date is the opening of a facility at the Andrews Institute to study stem cell advancements for sports medicine and the start of his study in 2017 to study cartilage repair in the knee. Anz’s efforts continue to

has created a Citizen Science project for children and mentors youth to partake in international science conferences. Eubanks has taken students from Dixon to San Diego, New Orleans and Washington, D.C., to present their research. “I know this is going to sound crazy, but if I could take this award and crack it into 500 pieces and give a piece to everybody who has helped me get here, I would,” said Eubanks.

The Innisfree Hotel Hive projects, which include From the Ground Up Community Garden and Dixon School of the Arts and Sciences, allow Eubanks to expose science and nature to underprivileged students. The garden holds regular school group visits and educational courses taught by local experts. For Dixon School of the Arts, as the scientist in residence, she hosts teacher workshops, organizes research projects at From the Ground Up,

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around the region AT&T awards UWF gift to grow, expand outreach of Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program The University of West Florida announces a gift from AT&T to enhance its Center for Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program. AT&T presented the gift at a check ceremony on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering Building. The Center for Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program debuted in January 2018. In their role as ambassadors, select UWF cybersecurity students visit area schools to enhance cybersecurity awareness and interest among K-12 students and teachers. The ambassadors generate interest in cybersecurity education and careers through engaging activities and demos. Caroline Krouse, Michael Mitchell, Megan Morton and Carson Wilber currently serve as cybersecurity ambassadors. The AT&T gift of $15,000 positions the Center for Cybersecurity to increase the number of ambassadors and expand their outreach in the community. “Working with the Center for Cybersecurity Ambassadors Program at the University of West Florida, AT&T’s support will strengthen our future workforce Cybersecurity skills,” said AT&T Florida Regional Director Ray Walker. “The Ambassador program will raise awareness and make opportunities available for our workforce to be prepared to prevent cyber attacks, cyber warfare and cyber terrorism.” Developing a pipeline to address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals is one point of emphasis for the ambassadors. Experts predict the number of job openings will increase to 3.5 million globally by 2021. The number of current cybersecurity job openings tops 13,000 in Florida alone. A pipeline for cybersecurity professionals is of particular importance in Northwest Florida with its military assets and a growing industry tasked with protecting information and critical infrastructure. “Many students do not know anyone who works in cyber and role models often shape 58 Business Climate

their career choices,” said Guy Garrett, assistant director for the Center of Cybersecurity and co-coordinator of the ambassadors. “AT&T’s generous support of the ambassadors creates that introduction. Through visits and presentations, the ambassadors show kids from all backgrounds rewarding career opportunities in cybersecurity.” K-12 students learn about cyber attacks and related topics from the ambassadors, who tailor their presentations to the age of the students. Elementary students learn cybersecurity awareness and fundamentals through interactive activities. Ambassadors’ presentations to middle school and high school students include the dangers of identity theft and how to protect private information. In 2017, identity fraud in the U.S. increased by eight percent, reaching 16.7 million victims and totaling $16.8 billion in stolen funds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. The cybersecurity ambassadors also highlight the numerous and diverse career opportunities in cybersecurity and various multidisciplinary cybersecurity programs offered by UWF. “Our mission is to start K-12 students in cybersecurity with a sense of confidence and desire to learn more about the field and to prepare the cyber pipeline for the future,” Wilber said. “The most rewarding benefit of the Cybersecurity Ambassador Program is the chance to hear students realize their capabilities in real time.” Krouse said interactions with K-12 students opened her eyes to the importance of being an ambassador. She cited a December visit to Beulah Middle School in which a sixthgrade student asked her and Morton about Anonymous, an international hacktivist group infamous for denial-of-service attacks on government institutions and corporations.

Things devices. Questions about Anonymous confirm why cyber awareness is essential to these kids. We can show them not only how to be safe, but how to understand the technology they encounter every day.” For more information about the UWF Center for Cybersecurity, visit uwf.edu/ cybersecurity.

Navy Federal Achieves 9th Year on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For List Navy Federal Credit Union was named a FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For,” in 2019. Navy Federal ranked 29th, the highest in company history. This is the ninth year the world’s largest credit union has received this award. “We have a simple formula - create a dynamic workplace where team members can grow in their careers,” said Mary McDuffie, president/CEO of Navy Federal. “We know when you treat team members right, they provide the exceptional service our members have grown to expect from Navy Federal.” In awarding Navy Federal, FORTUNE noted that 95 percent of Navy Federal employees are proud to tell others where they work and feel good about the ways the organization contributes to the community. In addition, 96 percent of employees say they were made to feel welcome when they joined the team and consider the employee benefits offered to be special and unique. FORTUNE also recognized the family like corporate atmosphere, as well as the numerous training and development programs.

“Our theme, ‘Our Members Are The Mission’ gives us a focus that inspires us all,” McDuffie said, in reference to the credit union’s tagline unveiled last year. In addition to the FORTUNE 100 selection, Navy Federal is regularly recognized for its quality work environment that allows “Megan and I both looked at each other employees to flourish professionally while with an eyebrow raised and proceeded to meeting member needs. The credit union tell the student a little bit about Anonymous ranked No. 8 on the Best Work Places in and the repercussions some of their memFinancial Services & Insurance list, No. 10 bers faced,” Krouse said. “Cyber is in every on the Best Workplaces for Women list, and part of their lives, whether through smart #13 on the Best Work Places for Diversity watches, alarm systems, voice-controlled list in 2018. systems, tablets and all oth11er Internet of


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6 Top Home Design Trends for 2019

In This Section By the Numbers: A look at January's Market Highlights page 62

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Give your home a modern makeover page 72

Top home improvement projects for older homes page 68

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BY The NUMBERS

a look at January's Market Highlights

550 67

Monthly Sales

Avg. Days on Market

2600 $195k

Quarterly Sales

Median Sale Price

Market Highlights January sales remained virtually unchanged from December.

Information courtesy of Pensacola Association of Realtors

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Days on Market (DOM) averaged 67, two days less than December

Pending sales rebounded from December, with 272 reported at the end of January—nearly 100 more than last month.


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6 Top Home Design Trends for 2019

The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners’ worldviews. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as shifting your outlook to bringing eyecatching features and everyday functions into your home. For example, playing with color, replacing doors and incorporating unique accents can help contribute to an on-trend style that flows seamlessly from room to room. Colors offer the opportunity to create a mood and update a space. Doors provide an average of 800 square feet of previously untapped design potential that can add visual interest and enhance the functionality of a room. As you make plans to redesign spaces within your home, watch for these trends in 2019. Nordic Noir If you crave simplicity and cleanliness, embrace the Scandinavian approach to design that’s all about moderation. Nordic Noir upholds values of minimalism and timeless devotion to well-made elements that are beautiful in their own simplicity. Muted colors like blue-gray and pale rose come to life on walls and in fabrics. Doors made of dark metal and wood paired with glass panels bring natural light and warmth into the home. Urban Country This trend brings the look and feel of rural living to urban spaces by pairing crisp white 64 On The Market

and warm neutrals with ornate fixtures. Elements like a craftsman-style front door with sidelights help to accentuate the home’s original detailing, while well-crafted, handmade pieces bring the heart and soul of country living into the space. Urban Country is perfect for the fast-paced urbanite looking to live a more balanced, slow-paced lifestyle.

Pretty and Calm As female buying-power continues to increase, spaces are being redesigned to fit the lifestyles of modern women who often appreciate both contemporary and traditional design. Biophilic elements mixed with pale-hued colors, luxurious touches and textured glass doors are all key features for Pretty and Calm design. To achieve this style, play with textures that feature warm yet bold colors like pale blue, sunshine yellow and sage. Don’t be afraid to experiment with dissimilar materials to find the right combination of interest and comfort. Live and Work If you’re one of more than 3.4 million Americans working from home at least half of the time, you may require transitional spaces that accommodate both productivity and downtime. To adopt this design trend, consider the use of furniture and products that can serve multiple purposes. For example, modern barn doors in bold tones of vibrant orange or cool blue can provide privacy during work hours and serve as an industrial design accent off-hours. Mediterranean Escape If you classify yourself as a traveler, you may favor the style of Mediterranean Escape. People who travel tend to bring blended influences from various cultures home. This trend helps homeowners showcase the intricate detail and culture in those treasured pieces. Paired with wrought iron accents, warm colors and arched doorways, Mediterranean Escape adds sophistication and story to nearly any space.

Rustic Luxury Geared toward those who need a personal Trends don’t have space where they can to impede individual restore energy and find design. Global influences balance, Rustic Luxury like sustainability, design helps homeowners craftsmanship and disconnect from the simplicity can be the demands of everyday life. foundation for creating an With this trend, the focus is on environment tailored to meet creating harmony between natural unique lifestyles and needs. Find more information and 2019 design inspiration at and architectural design elements. Try mixing sculptural design pieces and greenery MasoniteTrends.com. with natural wood doors and concrete benches for a calming counterbalance to frenetic, fast-paced living.


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Top home improvement projects for older homes Do you own an older home, and are you looking to make upgrades that matter? Strategic enhancements not only increase a property's resale value, but also its functionality. This is particularly important among young homebuyers. Sixty-eight percent of millennial homebuyers reported buyer's remorse, according to a Bank of the West survey. Today's high home prices in cities across the country mean that many millennials are buying older homes rather than newly built ones. Shortly after the purchase, these homebuyers feel disappointed with the dated features of their homes, unsure what and where to renovate.If you feel you've settled for your home, or perhaps you love the older property but want to give it a face-lift, here are some leading home-improvement projects for older homes: Technology additions Smart-home features are frequently requested in new construction. Fortunately, your older home can become a smart home too when you implement technology, such as home automation. Thanks to WiFi, there's no need for clumsy and costly rewiring. Smart thermostats, smart music and programmable lighting are prime examples. Tankless water heaters Tankless water heaters are ideal for older homes because they are easy to install, take up much less space and can reduce energy costs by as much as 60 percent. Because they heat water on demand, you never have to worry about running out 68 On The Market

of hot water. What's more, longer warranties than what can be found with traditional storage-tank water heaters are now available. Check out the new 25-year warranty from Noritz on select tankless water heaters. Wall removal Removing a wall between the kitchen and living room can enhance the functionality of the area and provide a modern open concept design. Cutouts in walls are another option if the wall cannot be completely removed. Remember to ensure any wall is not load-bearing before removal, so you don't impact the structural integrity of the home. Popcorn ceilings Once upon a time, popcorn ceilings were the top trend installed in every house. Today, they distract the eye and make a home look old. Consider hiring someone to redo your ceilings or research how to scrape it yourself. Leave flat or add a knock-down texture, which is a popular modern drywall finishing technique. New paint/wallpaper That '70s pea-green paint in the bathroom and the '80s floral wallpaper in the bedroom instantly date your home. By updating the walls, your house will feel more modern and you can customize to your personal tastes. Dedicate a weekend to painting the walls in your favorite spaces and you'll be amazed at the transformation. Painting old grout After years and sometimes decades, grout in bathrooms and kitchen spaces really takes a beating and turns a dirty color that's impossible

to clean. It can be time-consuming and tedious to replace grout, so to get a fresh look consider painting it instead. Specialty grout paint makes the process simple with easy application features that simply roll on. Update hardware Hardware throughout a home gets dingy and dated. To update a space without an overhaul, simply change out the hardware. Cabinet knobs, drawer handles, towel racks and more in a modern metallic hue can make a space feel fresh again without much investment. Don't forget about air registers, which can also impact the visual appeal of a space. Energy-efficient insulation There are many modern insulation options available today that weren't around when older homes were built, and many of those homes have little to no insulation at all. In addition to insulation, remember

to seal spaces for air loss, such as air ducts, doors, windows, pipe inlets and the attic. Embrace the history Be sure to research the history of the home and neighborhood. Would pulling out that original wood built-in be a detriment to the home's authenticity and value? Perhaps you can hire someone to update the original wood flooring, so it has the modern stain tone you like, but the planks still maintain the home's original luster. Light fixtures Light-fixture styles change through the years and can make your home appear older than necessary. Replacements can make a world of difference. For example, replace an old brass chandelier with a modern pendant design. Not only will it be a style update, but the light output can make the space more usable.

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Give Your Home a Modern Makeover Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details. Many of these elements can be tackled one by one so you can transform your home into the modern marvel you desire on a timeframe and budget that fits your lifestyle. If a contemporary home is your ultimate goal, start with these key features to create a more modern look.

Lighting Dingy lighting and dim rooms are the antithesis of modern design. A contemporary space is airy and bright, and the lighting fixtures often help set that tone. Replace outdated fixtures with modern alternatives that boast sleek lines and finishes. Add more fixtures, including table-side task lighting and floor lamps, to brighten a room with limited natural light. Have some fun with the lighting by incorporating colored or textured globes that allow the fixtures to become focal points of contemporary design rather than functional afterthoughts.

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Windows When it comes to curb appeal, windows play an essential role in the overall aesthetic. Old, outdated windows are a telltale sign of an aging home, so when you’re planning for a modern exterior upgrade, be sure to include the windows as part of your plan. An option like Milgard Trinsic Series vinyl windows offers an expansive viewable glass area and a narrow frame to help you embrace modern home design. Not only do they provide even sightlines for clean, unobstructed views, they’re manufactured for maximum durability and energy efficiency and require little to no maintenance.

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