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of Pensacola Bay area residents participated in this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, Oct. 4. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Pensacola, raising more than $50,000 to support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer's Association. Fundraising for Walk to End Alzheimer's will continue through Dec. 31, though currently, the team at Homestead Village leads local fundraising efforts with a total of $5,062 raised. In individual fundraising, however, participant Mary YeartyMeek of team Remember Me Today leads the category with $2,680 raised in honor of her mother and other family members who had Alzheimer's disease.

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of West Florida announced a $175,000 gift from Regions Foundation, the nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments, to sponsor an innovative cybersecurity workforce development program designed to train veterans across Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Marta Self, executive director of the Regions Foundation, said "The Foundation is pleased to make this investment and advance the great work the Center for Cybersecurity is doing every day."

GULF POWER FOUNDATION As rebuilding and recovery continues for those affected by Hurricane Sally, the Gulf Power Foundation has contributed $100,000 to four local charitable and nonprofit organizations in Northwest Florida that continue to help our communities

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recover. The money will help to continue to provide services to the hardest-hit areas in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The financial contributions of $25,000 each were made to the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, United and Manna Food. Gulf Power also donated food and water from the area staging sites that housed visiting lineworkers from utilities and contract companies across the country.

GULF WINDS CREDIT UNION Guided

by its philosophy of People Helping People, Gulf Winds has committed $25,000 through the Gulf Winds Cares program to support five nonprofit organizations providing hurricane relief. Gulf Winds donated $10,000 to the Council on Aging of West Florida's Meals on Wheels program and $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida for their Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program. Donations will also made to the Atmore Lions Club ($5,000), Escambia County Habitat for Humanity in Brewton ($3,000) and Drexell and Honeybees in Brewton ($2,000).

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bined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola presented a District 6940 COVID Disaster Response Grant of $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds were used to purchase essential back-to-school items such as shoes, socks and undergarments for the Littles and their families who were financially impacted due to the pandemic. In respect to COVID-19 precautions, local Rotarians and Epps Christian Center members distributed goods through a contactless drive-by on Friday, Oct. 9. 

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NO BUFFERS FOR SKANSKA Local and regional elected officials met last week with the Florida Department of Transportation to determine how best to ease the challenges facing Escambia and Santa Rosa counties due to the damage sustained by the Pensacola Bay Bridge during Hurricane Sally. Missing from the meeting was the company whose barges created havoc during the storm and took out fi ve spans of the bridge, forcing commuters to take either a 33-mile detour across the Garcon Bridge or a 62-mile detour using Highway 87. Skanska USA, which is being paid $399 million to build the bay bridge, also was absent from the county's press conferences and has had no face-toface meetings with city or county officials. During the BP oil spill disaster, Inweekly and other media outlets demanded that the company field questions at the daily press conferences. State and local officials pressured the oil giant to start coming to the pressers. After about four weeks of my constant asking where BP was, we finally got BP spokesperson Liz Castro to appear at the EOC media room. Ten years later, the county administration offered us a cavalcade of talking heads who ate up the reporters' time, but no one from Skanska spoke, leaving Commissioner Robert Bender as the one giving updates on the damage to the bridge. Officials tried to put an optimistic face on the FDOT meeting held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, but they seemed to be as much in the dark as the rest of us. During a joint press conference following the meeting, State Sen. Doug Broxson said it as a "very productive meeting," but there were also allusions to tense moments.

FDOT District 3 Secretary Phillip Gainer said, "I'm grateful for the fact that they're holding the line and want some answers." It's troubling that three weeks after the barges crashed in the bridge that FDOT—our primary, and possibly our lone, contact with the contractor—doesn't have "some answers." At the joint presser, officials touted that meeting as a sign of the better communication between the state and local communities impacted by the bridge outage. FDOT committed to keeping the public informed about the status and progression of work on the bridge via a dedicated website. Great, but what will Skanska do? How will it make residents and businesses whole after the disaster its barges have caused? FDOT looking for "some answers" isn't nearly as essential as the bridge contractor updating the public about the repair efforts and how it will assist us as we wait for the bridge to reopen. State Rep. Alex Andrade voiced similar concerns, "Those are answers that we need Skanska's participation, and today, Skanska has been a very frustrating partner to get those answers." It's bizarre for officials to work on ferry services and how to help businesses adversely impacted without Skanska in the room. Sen. Broxson talked about how communication would be critical to give "the public more confidence that we're hitting our marks," but the multi-national company responsible for "hitting our marks" should be the one doing the communicating. State and local officials need to stop being Skanska's buffer. Skanska is being paid to build the bridge and should be required to face the public and answer questions directly. {in} rick@inweekly.net

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DEADLY VIRUS As of Saturday, Oct. 10,

the Florida Department of Health reported Escambia County had 23 deaths due to COVID-19 for the month—10 of which were tied to nursing homes. In 2019, the five top causes of death were cancer (762 deaths), heart disease (654), chronic lower respiratory disease (245), unintentional injury (237) and stroke (219). In less than eight months, COVID-19 has moved to third on the list. The good news is the positivity rate has dropped below 3% over the first 10 days of October and below 2% from Oct. 8-10. However, fewer people are getting tested, only 9,169 for Oct. 1-10, as opposed to 9, 420 for the same period in September. During the first 10 days of August, 12,274 tests results were reported—July 1-10 had 10,330 tests. Drive-through COVID testing is available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto St., and Community Health Northwest Florida Cantonment Pediatrics, 470 S. Highway 29. No pre-screening is required. Please bring a photo ID and an insurance card, if insured. Inweekly staff got tested last week and received the results in three days—all negative. COVID-19 rapid testing is available in partnership with Ascension Sacred Heart by appointment only for Escambia County residents three months of age and older who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms. Patients desiring rapid testing must call the Ascension Sacred Heart call center at 746-2684 to be pre-screened and scheduled, if eligible.

DMO DISBANDS On Tuesday, Oct. 6, the

members of the Escambia County Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) voted to "wind down," effective Oct. 31. The vote came a week after the Board of County Commissioners voted to increase the bed tax by one cent over the objections of several hotel owners. In a letter to the county commission,

Chairman Julian MacQueen wrote, "Individual members will continue to advocate for issues important to them going forward and on particular issues members may individually elect to join efforts in promoting certain ideas." The DMO was formed in 2013 and successfully pulled tourism out from under the Greater Pensacola Chamber and shifted it to Visit Pensacola. In his letter, MacQueen touted that the bed tax collections increased from $8.6 million in 2014 to over $13 million last year. He closed his letter with, "It has been a joy collaborating with one another and the other members of the tourism community. We hope the best for all of Escambia County going forward."

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case Pensacola has developed a website to monitor the traffic on the Garcon Point Bridge and the travel times using alternate routes to Pensacola Beach. The site estimates the time to travel from/to Pensacola Beach to Pensacola and from the Pensacola International Airport to Pensacola Beach via Garcon Point Bridge and Highway 87. Check out 3milebridge.com. Showcase Pensacola is a collective of six Pensacola-based advertising agencies that was formed in 2014 to promote tourism in the Pensacola Bay Area. Agency teams include Appleyard Agency, Duncan McCall, EW Bullock, idgroup, Ideaworks and Southern Media, according to its Facebook page. Duncan McCall took lead on developing the website.

PRAYER POWER Escambia County held

one press conference on Hurricane Delta on Tuesday, Oct. 6. PNJ reporter Kevin Robinson asked about the areas that were hard hit by Hurricane Sally, such as Forest Creek and Innerarity Point. Was there anything that could have been done proactively to help them? "I continue to say this is an act of God, so I would say pray," said County Admin-

istrator Janice Gilley. "That is one thing I would clearly say because we all need some protection, particularly Innerarity area and others like that." Mayor Robinson gave more practical advice—"Kevin, I would simply say we're all advising you to think about a plan to leave and where you go to. If you're in a place like Innerarity that's going to flood, you need to start thinking about leaving and where you go." Fortunately for our area, the storm made landfall in Louisiana. Maybe the county administrator's advice worked.

HOUSING HELP LOGJAM At the Com-

mittee of the Whole on Thursday, Oct. 8, County Commission Chairman Steve Barry suggested the board increase the maximum for CARES Act housing assistance grants from $3,000 to $7,500. Because of the extensive review process mandated by the state, only 39 applications had been approved as of the meeting, even though the application process closed on Sept. 4. Barry was concerned about the slow approval process, manhours being diverted from the family and business assistance programs and award amounts being too low to help households. "There are considerable more potential expenses that are there," he said. "So what we're having to do is then refer them out to some of the nonprofit legal agencies to try to aid them in that manner. And if we took this action, then that would obviously be having a real impact on those folks that did work their way through the full eligibility." Commissioner Lumon May expressed his support. He pointed out that county staff has been able to approve about 2,000 family grants in less than two days, while other Florida counties are having similar issues with the housing assistance. He said, "(The housing) money just has too many strings, and quite frankly, if I had my way, I'd tell Meredith (Reeves) and them to stop and just give out the CARES Act (family assistance)."

May added, "I think that in good faith, we were trying to help Florida Housing Finance. And in afterthought, we probably should have told them they got the money; they get the credit for it; they give it out." Commissioner Robert Bender thanked Meredith Reeves, the Neighborhood Enterprise manager, and her staff for their effort but added, "Your time and efforts should be better utilized on the Family Cares. That's a lot larger pot of money and can impact a lot more people." Commissioner Jeff Bergosh agreed, "It's a case management nightmare, and the juice may be not worth the squeeze in terms of staff resources." With the support of the commission, Barry instructed Reeves to finish those applications that are complete. "You could work through those relatively quickly if you didn't get back and forth with more citizens for more documents I presume," said the chairman. "Then with the rest of them that have submitted applications that may be incomplete, try to steer them to the County CARES side, the much more low-hanging fruit."

CARES BUSINESS GRANTS Assistant County Administrator Debbie Bowers reported at the Committee of the Whole that 921 people visited the CARES Act portal during the business application period that ran Oct. 2-7. "We only had 300 that actually hit submit," said Bowers. "And I went to see who had not hit submit. Some of them are just bigger companies. Some of them are individuals that probably figured out that they weren't eligible based on the requirements." She said only four applications had been denied. Bowers said, "We have 23 payments in process. That's about $180,000. And if we do all the 300 applicants, if we were to be able to give them all, most of them are $7,500. I'd be surprised if we even get a $15,000 one. That would be $2.25 million, if we could give all 300 of them a grant."

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Commissioner Robert Bender suggested, "Mr. Chairman, given that, I would like the board to consider reallocating some of those funds to the family cares and increasing that." The commission had allocated about $7 million for business grants. Bender recommended moving $2 million over to the individual/family assistance. Commissioner Lumon May suggested increasing to $3 million because he believes the "phone will ring off the hook" when the county opens a second round of family assistance grants. Chairman Barry reached a consensus to increase the individual assistance from $2,000 to $3,000 and to move $3 million from the business side over to the individual side. He said, "That still leaves $4.3 (million) on the business side, and that sounds like it may be sufficient." "I think you're in the right direction," said May. "Individuals were the ones that needed help. The individuals are the ones that are working in the restaurants, that are working at the gas stations. So I'm happy to be supportive." "I think we're good with that," said Bowers. "I do think we might want to think about reopening another round and looking at some of our requirements. We can come back to you next Thursday (Oct. 15), maybe give you some ideas on that."

BUST OF OSCEOLA The bust of Andrew

Jackson in Plaza Ferdinand may be getting some company, but it remains unclear if that addition will be a bust of Seminole leader Osceola. On Monday, Oct. 5, the Pensacola City Council heard a proposal from local artist Sean Linezo concerning the potential for adding a contextualizing bust that would represent a Native American perspective in contrast to that represented by Jackson, who stood in Plaza Ferdinand as Florida was made a United States territory nearly 200 years ago. Council members, as well as Mayor Grover Robinson, seem up for a discussion about the project but did suggest that Osceola be switched out for someone who held more local significance. "Sean, are you receptive to having a Native American figure who is historical in Escambia County and Pensacola in that position opposite of Jackson?" asked Mayor Robinson during Monday's presentation. "Of course. Absolutely," Linezo replied. "I understand the history; I appreciate it. And, yes, I'm open to discussing this further." Linezo's proposed project, entitled "Bring Me the Head of Osceola," is part of a larger body of work, which includes an exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art exploring the death of the Seminole leader who fought against Jackson's Indian Removal Act. The artist told city council members he was inspired by recent public discussions concerning the removal of the Confederate monument in Florida Square and described his project as an opportunity to present a more complete historical representation, rather than seek to remove an existing monument. "No one's guilty of what happened hundreds of years ago, but we're all responsible for what happens today and how our decisions and actions may shape the future," Linezo said. Councilman Jared Moore, who sponOctober 15, 2020

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council's table, with members due to submit names of potential committee members. The mayor suggested perhaps the city tap its pool of committee members currently serving on a committee focused on next year's 200th anniversary of Florida becoming a U.S. territory. Linezo acknowledged his proposal could be seen as in-line with the Unity Project, but he saw his project as having a narrower focus than the larger Unity Project. "That one's so much bigger than me," Linezo said, adding that he was also seeking to privately fund his proposal via crowdfunding efforts, as opposed to using tax dollars. Cannada-Wynn said that the discussion over this public art proposal will be continued during future council meetings. Mayor Robinson said that he'd like to get

Native American groups from the local region plugged into the conversation to ensure that the city identified a fitting figure to represent the Indigenous perspective of the local area, as well as the era represented by Jackson. He suggested Creek figures such as William Weatherford, who was involved in fighting against Jackson. "I think they would be more accurate figures to reflect who we are and the conflict that happened here between the Creeks and General Jackson, more so than Osceola, who was in a different era and location," Robinson said. Linezo suggested the city likewise consider Peter McQueen, another Red Stick Creek who fought against Jackson. He said, "I'm open to all of it." {in} 7


BALLOT MEASURES We're in the final countdown now, and it's time to talk about the other piece of the voting puzzle—ballot measures. They are the lengthy sections of your ballot that are most likely to produce test-taking anxiety. We're printing the titles as they'll appear on your ballot with a little helpful context to get you started on your research. It's good to keep in mind that there are multiple types of ballot measures, but only three types are represented on this year's ballots. One is citizen-initiated constitutional amendments making it to the ballot through the initiative process and are subject to certain regulations, which vary state to state. In Florida, citizen-initiated constitutional amendments must collect as many signatures as at least 8% of the total number of votes cast in the last presidential election. For 2020, that means that the first four amendments listed got at least 766,200 signatures in order to appear on the ballot. The other type of constitutional amendment on the ballot this year is legislatively referred constitutional amendments, meaning the state legislator voted to put this measure to a direct vote from their constituents. Both of these include homestead property measures relating to taxes, which refers to a primary residence. For both types, a 60% supermajority is required for amendment approval. Keep an eye out for when each measure would take effect, if approved. Florida's amendment process is covered in Article XI of the state constitution.

How can you decide whether to vote yes or no on a constitutional amendment? Research it, of course. It's a good idea to start with reviewing the article of the Florida constitution the amendment is seeking to change, just to understand where we're at now. Then, check into who is sponsoring each proposed amendment. Sponsors of each amendment must register as a political committee and adhere to campaign finance guidelines. This can be helpful in discerning the intent of the proposed amendments. It's always a good idea to follow the money trail and see where it leads. Then, check voting guides from trusted sources to get additional context from affected groups and key stakeholders. Ballotpedia.org is a great tool for getting a quick guide to each ballot measure, including opponents and proponents, media coverage, financial contributions and more. It's important to study up on constitutional amendments just like you do candidates and to vote accordingly. Keep in mind that if an amendment is approved, there is still quite a journey to seeing it enacted. In some instances, like 2018's Amendment 4 approval, litigation and legislation after the amendment was approved by a 64% supermajority and was still susceptible to interpretation that differed greatly from the way the amendment was presented on the ballot. So if you really care about a particular measure, keep engaged in the amendment process even after it has been approved.

GENERAL ELECTION DATES TO REMEMBER

NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: ARTICLE VI, SECTION 2 CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT TO VOTE IN FLORIDA ELECTIONS Summary: This amendment would change the state constitution to say, "Only a citizen of the United States who is at least 18 years of age and who is a permanent resident of the state, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of the county where registered." It currently says, "Every citizen."

NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE X, SECTION 24 RAISING FLORIDA'S MINIMUM WAGE Summary: Amendment 2 would increase the state minimum wage from $8.56 in 2020 to $15.00 in 2026.

NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VI, SECTION 5

ALL VOTERS VOTE IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR STATE LEGISLATURE, GOVERNOR AND CABINET Summary: This election would change Florida's primary elections for state legislators, the governor and elected cabinet members (like attorney general) to a "top-two" system—which means all candidates would be placed on the primary ballot regardless of party, and the two candidates with the most votes advance to the general election.

NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE XI, SECTIONS 5 AND 7

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NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 4 AND ARTICLE XII

LIMITATIONS ON HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS; INCREASED PORTABILITY PERIOD TO TRANSFER ACCRUED BENEFIT. Summary: This amendment would extend the period to transfer Save Our Homes benefits from two years to three years.

NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 AND ARTICLE XI

AD VALOREM TAX DISCOUNT FOR SPOUSES OF CERTAIN DECEASED VETERANS WHO HAD PERMANENT, COMBAT-RELATED DISABILITIES Summary: This amendment would allow a homestead property tax discount to be transferred to the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS YEAR'S BALLOT MEASURES: ballotpedia.org/florida_2020_ballot_ measures#on_the_ballot TO SEE A SAMPLE BALLOT BASED ON YOUR INFORMATION: escambiavotes.gov/sample-ballots *Pensacola Votes is a nonpartisan voter education and civic engagement guide developed by the team at Inweekly to empower local voters to show up and stay focused. Got questions? Send them to us at pensacolavotes@ gmail.com, or send us a direct message on Instagram,@pensacolavotes.

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Best of the Coast 2020 Art by Richard Humphreys of The Workweek Design & Print Studio, instagram.com/workweekstudio Just like everything else in 2020, Best of the Coast has been on a weird journey. When we launched the ballot on July 1, COVID restrictions looked different than they do now. Restaurants were still take-out only and bars were closed. Thankfully, none of you let that stop you from voting for your favorite spots. By the time the ballot closed, just over 20,000 votes were cast, and this issue you're reading is a fully packed 80 pages. Of course, we’re only able to produce Best of the Coast every year and afford the print bill on such a big issue because of ad dollars. So to each and every one of you that said yes to advertising, thank you. As a small business ourselves, we know firsthand how difficult this year has been, and the fact that you still found room in your budgets to support this paper truly means everything to us. Speaking of those badass advertisers—Hurricane Sally hit while we were October 15, 2020

working with them on their ad art and editorial surveys. That's why we're publishing this issue a little later in October than usual. Some of them didn't have Wi-Fi for over a week but still found a way to approve ad proofs and answer our emails—so again, thank you. Some days, it felt like 2020 wanted us to cancel Best of the Coast, but we knew we couldn't let that happen. It's too important to the businesses it highlights and to this paper. So here it is—a little late but still here. Thank you to every reader who voted, and congratulations to every business that placed. We hope this issue reminds us all that now, more than ever, it's crucial that we celebrate and support the locally owned spots that make Pensacola special. And even these 80 pages aren't enough, so make sure you tune in next week for Rest of the Best—where we celebrate the runners-up. {in} 11


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BEST CHARITY EVENT Winner: Winter Wonder Ride (onbikes Pensacola) The BIG Gala (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida) Chocolate Fest (Gulf Coast Kid's House) Soundside Splendor (Children's Home Society of Florida) BEST NONPROFIT GRANT/ FUNDING PROGRAM Winner: IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area 400 Paws Art, Culture and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE) Sunday's Child BEST PLACE TO WORK Winner: Navy Federal Credit Union Children's Home Society of Florida Studer Group, a Huron Solution University of West Florida BEST BOSS Winner: Namrata Advani (Lamar Graphics) Lindsey Cannon (Children's Home Society of Florida) John Clark (Council on Aging of West Florida) Stacey Kostevicki (Gulf Coast Kid's House) BEST COMMUNITY LEADER Winner: Quint Studer Devin Cole

BEST RISING LEADER Winner: Aimee Dumas Alex Gartner Basil Kuloba Bradley Sanders BEST POLITICIAN Winner: Lumon May Alex Andrade Phil Ehr Grover Robinson BEST ADVOCACY/ACTIVIST GROUP Winner: Pensacola Dream Defenders Black Voters Matter Save Pensacola Beach Strive BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS Winner: Pensacola Beach A Blue Wahoos Game McGuire's Irish Pub National Naval Aviation Museum BEST DAY TRIP Winner: 30A/Seaside Blackwater River State Park Destin Fort Pickens BEST ANNUAL EVENT Winner: Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show First City Art Center's Pumpkin Patch Pensacola Mardi Gras

BEST FOOD EVENT Winner: Pensacola Seafood Festival Pensacola Food Truck Festival Pensacola Greek Festival Pensacola VegFest

BEST PUBLIC PARK Winner: Bayview Park Alabama Square Veterans Memorial Park Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park

BEST PARADE Winner: Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade Krewe of Wrecks Parade MLK Day Parade Pensacola Christmas Parade

BEST PET-FRIENDLY PARK Winner: Bayview Park Navy Point Park Pensacola Beach Dog Park Shoreline Bark Park

BEST REGULAR/ REOCCURRING EVENT Winner: Gallery Night Bike Pensacola's Slow Rides First City Art Center's Hot Glass Cold Brew Palafox Market

BEST PLAYGROUND Winner: Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park Benny Russell Park Hitzman-Optimist Park Perdido Kids Park

BEST FREE THING TO DO Winner: National Naval Aviation Museum Bands on the Beach Bike Pensacola's Slow Rides Ciclovia – Pensacola Open Streets

BEST PALAFOX MARKET VENDOR Winner: Annie's Naked Cookies The Hummus Lady Mimi's Crepes Mrs. Jones Cold Brew

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD Winner: East Hill Downtown North Hill Scenic Heights

BEST MAKERS/CRAFT MARKETS Winner: Wild Lemon Bare Hand Collective Palafox Market Uptown Market Pensacola

BEST PENSACOLA LANDMARK Winner: Graffiti Bridge Pensacola Beach Water Tower Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park

BEST REASON TO ATTEND A BLUE WAHOOS GAME Winner: "Uptown Eddie" The family-friendly atmosphere Fireworks The view

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Advocacy, Justice and Skill Aaron Watson’s peers and community have repeatedly recognized him for securing multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of personal injury victims in Northwest Florida. His success and accolades are the result of his innate and powerful advocacy style and courtroom flair. The son of a minister and a graduate of Stetson College of Law, the nation's top-ranked law school for trial advocacy, Mr. Watson secured his first courtroom victories as a national champion while a member of Stetson's award-winning trial team. The Watson Firm provides assertive and skilled

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Get Out & Play! BEST REASON TO ATTEND AN ICE FLYERS GAME Winner: Fights Affordable ticket prices Josh Gay Weiner dog races BEST YOUTH SPORTS/REC PROGRAM Winner: Cheer Omega Gulf Breeze Sports Association Pensacola All Stars Southern Youth Sports Association BEST AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITY Winner: Pensacola Children's Chorus Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Chain Reaction Cheer Omega BEST SUMMER CAMP Winner: First City Art Center Cheer Omega UWF's Explore Summer Camps Waterboyz Surf/Skim Camps BEST PLACE FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY Winner: Pensacola Children's Museum A Blue Wahoos Game Pensacola MESS Hall Sky Zone Trampoline Park BEST LOCAL CELEBRITY Winner: Bubba Watson Nicole Dickson Roy Jones Jr. Sue Straughn BEST TV STATION Winner: WEAR BlabTV FOX10 WSRE BEST RADIO STATION Winner: Cat Country 98.7 Magic 106 NewsRadio 92.3/1620 WUWF 88.1 BEST RADIO PERSONALITY Winner: Sonshine (Magic 106) Candy Cullerton (Cat Country 98.7) Brent Lane (Cat Country 98.7) Andrew McKay (NewsRadio 92.3/1620) BEST MORNING RADIO SHOW Winner: The Cat Pack Morning Show (Cat Country 98.7) Hill In The Morning (WRNE 980) NPR Morning Edition (WUWF 88.1) Pensacola Morning News with Andrew McKay (NewsRadio1620) BEST PODCAST Winner: Behind the Grind Show The Derek Diamond Experience Meredith for Real We're Not For Everybody BEST REASON TO PICK UP INWEEKLY Winner: Winners and Losers Calendar of events Free Will Astrology Local politics BEST WEBSITE/BLOG Winner: Visit Pensacola (visitpensacola.com) Pensacola Vibes (pensacolavibes.com) Rick's Blog (ricksblog.biz) WUWF 88.1 (wuwf.org) October 15, 2020

BEST PERSON OR BUSINESS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM Winner: Pensacola Vibes (@pensacolavibes) Big Jerk Soda Co. (@bigjerksoda) Rusted Arrow Mercantile (@rusted.arrow.mercantile) Visit Pensacola (@visitpensacola) BEST BUSINESS TO "LIKE" ON FACEBOOK Winner: Pensacola Vibes Cat Country 98.7 NewsRadio 92.3/1620 WEAR BEST WAY TO GET CULTURED Winner: Pensacola Opera Pensacola Little Theatre Pensacola Museum of Art Pensacola Symphony Orchestra BEST ART GALLERY/MUSEUM Winner: Pensacola Museum of Art Artel Gallery Gallery 1060 at First City Art Center National Naval Aviation Museum BEST ARTIST Winner: Daniela de Castro Austin Garcia Poppy Garcia Cindy Mathis BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Winner: Sarah Coleman Photography Lindsey Friar Photography Kista Haas Photography Sean Mullins

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BEST MUSIC VENUE Winner: Vinyl Music Hall chizuko Paradise Bar & Grill Saenger Theatre BEST BAND Winner: The Juice Is Okay DEAdBUGGS Panzacola The Unicorn Wranglers BEST CONCERT Winner: Pensacola Children's Chorus's Christmas on the Coast NYE Booty Drop at chizuko Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's Celebrate the New Year! Whitney at Vinyl Music Hall BEST PLACE TO HEAR FREE MUSIC Winner: Bands on the Beach Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Paradise Bar & Grill Seville Quarter BEST THEATRE PRODUCTION Winner: Mamma Mia (Pensacola Little Theatre) Evil Dead: The Musical (Improbable Cause Mystery Theatre at Vinyl Music Hall) Macbeth (Arrant Knavery) The Nutcracker (Ballet Pensacola) BEST COMEDIAN Winner: Emily Dillon Andrew Ferrara Jacob Nelson Olivia Searcy

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C O M M U N ITY, M ED IA BEHIND THE GRIND SHOW

700 N. Guillemard St., behindthegrindshow.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us to embrace the everchanging environment and pivot early. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."—Martin Luther King Jr. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We're looking forward to growing the Behind the Grind Show brand by sitting down with new entrepreneurs and high performers who are shaping the future Pensacola. Pensacola's entrepreneurial ecosystem is just getting started, and we're excited to be a part of it. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Nomadic's Cafe, Union Public House, Pensacola Vibes and Fosko Coffee Barre. Answers by: Tucker Massey and Jimmy O'Donovan, Co-hosts

CAT COUNTRY 98.7

7251 Plantation Drive, catcountry987.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? While we have always looked for opportunities to serve our communities, 2020 has taught us to be more flexible and open to new ideas.

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Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? In every situation, there are opportunities for personal and professional growth—find them. Always be moving forward. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to events, sharing live music again and enjoying our wonderful area together. We will be a stronger community as a result of this year. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Bands on the Beach (next year), sharing crawfish dip on the Café Nola deck overlooking Quietwater Beach and getting a surprise flyover by our Blue Angels. Answers by: Kevin King, Operations Director

What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? A full season of cheer. We also look forward to our community coming back stronger than ever from the coronavirus and Hurricane Sally. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? There are so many great small businesses in our community. I personally love Carmen's Lunch Bar as one of the amazing food options in Pensacola. In addition to cheer, my daughter dances at LaBelle Performing Arts, and they are wonderful. The Sign Shop of Pensacola does a lot of things for us at Cheer Omega. Answers by: Kelly Fitzpatrick, Owner

CHEER OMEGA

222 W. Main St., playpensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? With individuals and families staying closer to home, recreation access has become more essential than ever. We couldn't be prouder of citizens for taking a stake in our parks and facilities. From park clean up after Sally to practicing social distancing at Osceola Golf, together we've made a difference. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Get out and play. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We look forward to reopening

380 Lurton St., cheeromega.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us perseverance. Unfortunately, our last cheer season got cut short, but our amazing cheerleaders came back from the break with so much excitement and determination for the new season. We would not be where we are today without the support of our athletes and their parents. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? You will get there but only if you keep going. It's a great motto for cheer training or tough times in general.

CITY OF PENSACOLA PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Bayview Senior Center soon and have a brand-new community center at Bayview on the way. Once large gatherings are allowed, we can't wait to see everyone out at our community events like the Easter Egg Hunt, Blues on the Bay and Movies in the Park. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? It's hard to pick favorites, but we couldn't do what we do without our community partners. To those mentioned, and not, we thank you all so much. Be sure to check out services provided by My Pensacola Credit Union, Florida Department of Health, Chick-fil-A, ECUA, Hill-Kelly Dodge and Blues Angel Music. Answers by: Deja Dowdell, Marketing Coordinator

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA

13 S. Palafox, gallerynightpensacola.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us just how important human connection is, as well as taking versatility and creativity to the extreme. We've always valued the health and safety of our participants above all else. Being a part of the new world of virtual events has been such a wonderful learning experience. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Gallery Night Pensacola is committed to providing a quality art and culture experience to benefit downtown businesses, residents and visitors.

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C O M M U N ITY, M ED IA What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We cannot wait to return to the streets of downtown Pensacola. While we focus on virtual events until it's safe to return, we are eagerly planning what our first in-person event will be. We have settled on a masquerade theme we are really excited about (Date TBA). Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Our hearts go out to all of our fellow event venues, nonprofit organizations and creators of all types. We adore First City Arts Center, Bare Hand Collective, Vinyl Music Hall and all of the wonderful Pensacola-area artists and musicians. There are so many talented creators in our corner of the world. Answers by: Sydney Robinson, Executive Director

GREAT GULFCOAST ARTS FESTIVAL INC.

ggaf.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? GGAF is an all-volunteer organization that works year-round to plan the festival. 2020 has taught us to be flexible, adaptable and to prepare for any situation that may occur. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We are "Pensacola Strong"—a resilient community. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We look forward to having the best of the best next year in terms of visual artists, performing artists, the children's art festival and culinary arts. We enjoy seeing families together outside enjoying Seville Square, Bartram Park, Fountain Park and Museum Plaza. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival committee members enjoy supporting other arts venues in Pensacola such as First City Arts Center, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola Little Theatre, Jazz Pensacola, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Saenger Theatre and Ballet Pensacola. We also support public school art in education and the arts at PSC and UWF. Answers by: Eileen Perrigo, President

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GULF COAST KID'S HOUSE

3401 N. 12th Ave., gulfcoastkidshouse.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year has taught us that we are more resilient than we thought and that we work extremely well together, even being apart. As long as we keep our mission in the forefront, we will continue to provide excellent service to our clients. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Learn to swim with the sharks or get eaten. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited to reconnect with our supporters, donors and community members in the future. With the help of idgroup, we will provide more child abuse prevention education than ever, which will lead to social change in our community. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? There are too many amazing businesses and organizations in our community to pick a favorite. We are proud to serve within this community. Answers by: Bradley Sanders, Public Relations and Events Manager

ONBIKES PENSACOLA

1250 E. Fisher St., onbikespensacola.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year brought challenges but nothing we couldn't overcome as a team. We stuck to our game plan of providing bikes to children, and even in tough times, this community stepped up to the plate to help us make that happen. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."—Albert Einstein What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? onbikes Pensacola looks forward to fulfilling our mission of providing every underprivileged and foster child with a brand-new bike, helmet and lock to call their own. Our hope is that by getting more children on bikes, our city will create a safe space for them to ride. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Bike Pensacola,

Ciclovía Pensacola, Southern Youth Sports Association and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Answers by: Walker Wilson, President

PENSACOLA CHILDREN'S CHORUS 46 E. Chase St., pensacolasings.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has shown us the best of our community. Despite the challenges and consistent "plot twists," our singers, families, donors and loyal supporters have been generous in the giving of their time, talents and resources. We are united through our shared love of music, and that makes us stronger together. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We keep spontaneously singing "We're All in This Together" from Disney's "High School Musical" around the office. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to a fantastic holiday season celebration. Christmas, specifically, is one of the best times of year to celebrate in downtown Pensacola. We love having a place in the festivities with Christmas on the Coast, where we showcase all of the sights and sounds of the season. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? It should come as no surprise, but some of our favorite local events involve our fellow arts organizations—"The Nutcracker" from Ballet Pensacola, Pensacola Little Theatre's amazing annual lineup of musicals and community theater, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra's "Beethoven & Blue Jeans" and the Pensacola Opera's new al fresco concert series. Answers by: Mallory Wilson, Director of Development

PENSACOLA LITTLE THEATRE

400 S. Jefferson St., pensacolalittletheatre.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? If 2020 has taught us anything about PLT supporters, it's that—above all—they are resilient. Our art, our education programming, our volunteer participation—it all looks so different now. But we've learned that even in a pandemic, the arts remain vital for the

quality of life for the community, and our community will seek out that solace. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? The one theatre mantra that will withstand the test of time in truth is … the show must go on. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? PLT thrives when bringing people together, and right now, we're not thriving because of being apart. I'm proud of the outlet we offer the community and look most forward to having that culture back in the Cultural Center. And I hope that the community will remember how instrumental the arts have been during this time for engagement and fulfillment, and we'll continue to be here to offer you the same fulfillment, joy and growth once this is over. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Being so centrally located downtown means you can enjoy many local favorites (and mine) by simply crossing the street from PLT. Whether a Manhattan before the show at Jackson's Steakhouse, a culinary delight from Carmen's Lunch Bar or immersing yourself into the Italian delicacies at Angelena's Ristorante Italiano—your evening is well-rounded just by rounding the corner. Answers by: Sid Williams-Heath, Executive Director, Pensacola Little Theatre and Pensacola Cultural Center

PENSACOLA OPERA

75 S. Tarragona St., pensacolaopera.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? While 2020 continues to provide an array of "teachable" moments, the most important thing I've learned is that when you look for the good, you usually find it. We are blessed with an incredible staff, dedicated board of trustees and the most loyal patron base one could ever hope for. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? When a door closes, a window opens. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? The ability to safely join together as a community so that we may experience together the incredibly powerful healing which only live music can provide.

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PENSACOLA VIBES

244 S. M St., pensacolavibes.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? To truly engage with everyone on a personal level. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Keep on keepin' on. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? To have more events at our nature parks. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Nest General Store. Answers by: Sean Mullins, Founder/Owner

QUINT STUDER

studeri.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 is providing the opportunity to build an emotional bank account with staff and customers. Staff wants to do a good job. The key is consistent communication. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? This too shall pass. The key is to find opportunities in the obstacles. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? The opportunity to keep learning. This year is providing people with a great chance to step up. We sit on three great projects—SCAPE, West Main and Outlying Field-8. Execution is the key. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I tend to be a daily Ever'man shopper, Don Alans for clothing, plus Deshi and VolumeONE. We try to do all purchases locally. Answers by: Quint Studer, Founder of Studer Community Institute

SANTA ROSA ISLAND AUTHORITY

1 Via de Luna Drive, sria-fla.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? It has been a difficult year for everyone, but 2020 has taught us all that we can rise above and persevere no matter what life throws at us. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? There are great days ahead. Keep moving forward. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to another fabulous year on Pensacola Beach. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Anywhere you go on Pensacola Beach is amazing. There is no way to have a favorite. Answers by: Kara Gauntt, Assistant Manager of Administration October 15, 2020

SARAH COLEMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

3203 E. Lee St., sarahcolemanphotography.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Resiliency. It has been amazing watching our community of small businesses rally together and remain resilient. 2020 has prompted so many to re-evaluate what is most important. Making and capturing lasting memories has moved to the forefront of people's minds, for which I am endlessly grateful. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I will not be greatly shaken."—Psalm 62:2 What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I look forward to new challenges and continuing to develop relationships with clients both locally and internationally. The relationships I form with clients continues to remain the best part of my job. Our community is strong, and I believe our comeback will be great in the year to come. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? SoBo Boutique is the best boutique. Full Draw Initiative has incredible personal training. Le Dough has the best pastries and donuts you will ever taste. Kate's Cakes has gorgeous and tasty sweet creations. The Magnolia is my favorite local restaurant. The Seashellmichelle Shop is the best place to shop curated vintage goods. DESHI provides incredible nail and skin care. Gulf Coast Glam House offers amazing makeup services. Answers by: Sarah Coleman, Owner/Photographer

VISIT PENSACOLA, INC.

1401 E Gregory St., visitpensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Hospitality and tourism is a resilient industry. Pensacola is a strong community with good people and a destination our team is proud to represent. With so many experiences to offer throughout our city, Pensacola is the place for people to enjoy and be themselves. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Kindness matters. We are in this together and together we will rise. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? As a team, we are looking forward to celebrating the destination and sharing the many experiences travelers to our area may enjoy. We are looking forward to the return of Pensacola's festivals and events and to welcoming new guests, friends and families visiting throughout the year. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? That's the thing about Pensacola—you can't just have one favorite. I love our beautiful beaches and the adventure we have to offer. Our vibrant downtown and the many establishments whose friendly faces, delicious plates and exciting cocktails make me proud daily. Answers by: Nicole Stacey, Director of Marketing and Communications

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BEST GYM Winner: Regymen Fitness Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA Burn Boot Camp Coastal Fitness Training BEST PERSONAL TRAINER Winner: Derek Pratten (Burn Boot Camp) Lorenzo Aguilar (Fitness Impact Training - FIT) Leah Seacrest (Regymen Fitness) Jaid Slaughter (Coastal Fitness Training) BEST BOUTIQUE FITNESS STUDIO Winner: Wild Lemon disko lemonade Pure Barre Pure Pilates BEST YOGA Winner: URU Yoga and Beyond Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center disko lemonade Yoga Abode BEST YOGA INSTRUCTOR Winner: Donna Dickey (Yoga Abode) Jennifer Jens (BeachLIFE Fitness) Briana Knight (disko lemonade) Andrea McMillian (Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center) BEST PILATES Winner: Pure Pilates The Pilates Barre Pilates Core Training Wild Lemon BEST FITNESS CLASSES Winner: Regymen Fitness Pure Barre Ride Society Wild Lemon BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR Winner: Giorgio Trane (Fitness Impact Training - FIT) Chelsea Kroll (Coastal Fitness Training) Amelia Murphy (Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA) Rachel Smith (Pure Barre) BEST BOOTCAMP Winner: Burn Boot Camp BeachLIFE Fitness Coastal Fitness Training Fitness Impact Training - FIT BEST WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM Winner: Ideal Weight Loss Baptist Health Care Weight-Loss Center Medi-Weightloss ProHealth Medical Care BEST RUNNING CLUB Winner: Running Wild Odd Colony Brewing Company Rec Plex North Parkrun World of Beer BEST 5K Winner: McGuire's St. Patrick's Day Prediction 5K Double Bridge Run

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BEST MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Winner: Megan Stodard, Ph.D. (Harbor Wellness) Andrea Burks, LMHC (Bayou Wellness) Tiffany Cross, LMHC (Cross Family Counseling, PLLC) Molly Kasper, LMFT (Kasper Couple & Family Therapy, LLC)

BEST PLACE TO RIDE A BIKE Winner: Ride Society Blackwater Heritage State Trail Downtown Pensacola Beach BEST HOSPITAL Winner: Sacred Heart Health System Baptist Hospital Gulf Breeze Hospital West Florida Hospital BEST GENERAL CARE PHYSICIAN Winner: Dr. Paul Freitas (Baptist Medical Group) Dr. Hillary Hultstrand (Woodlands Medical Specialists) Dr. Steven Lenga (Medical Center Clinic) Dr. Maureen Padden (Sacred Heart Medical Group) BEST CHIROPRACTOR Winner: Dr. Craig Henry (Henry Chiropractic) Dr. David Edge (Edge Family Chiropractic) Dr. Lindsey Jeudevine (Olde Seville Chiropractic) Dr. Kenneth Williams (Baybridge Chiropractic Clinic) BEST DENTIST Winner: Dr. Stephen Zieman (Gibson, Renfroe, & Zieman) Dr. Charles Campbell (Southern Dental Associates) Dr. Naomi Norton (Summit Dental) Dr. Stephanie Tilley (Emerald Coast Smiles by Design)

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BEST PEDIATRICIAN Winner: Dr. Mary O'Grady (Pediatric Associates) Dr. Amy Foland (Pensacola Pediatrics)

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1000 W. Moreno St., ebaptisthealthcare.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been surprising and challenging for many. Yet one thing is no surprise—how Baptist Health Care and our partners have pulled together to support each other and our communities during these unexpected, difficult times. We will continuously care for and serve our communities. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Our mission is helping people throughout life's journey. Baptist Health Care is here to serve the community, no matter what. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Continuing efforts to be the trusted partner for improving the quality of life for those we serve. Exciting developments to be that partner include our new freestanding ER/urgent care located in South Santa Rosa and the work at our new Brent Lane campus that will continue through the 2023 opening. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We support our local businesses and community partners who help enrich and enhance the lives of others. Baptist Health Care values individuals and entities who help make this region a wonderful place to live, work, grow and play. Answers by: Candy McGuyre, Director of Corporate Marketing

EVERWELL SPECIALTY PHARMACY

6505 N. Davis Highway, everwellrx.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Although 2020 has been a difficult year on many fronts, it has demonstrated that humanity is resilient under challenging times and willing to power through to better times ahead. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Times are tough only if you are unable to be proleptic. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Seeing the innovations to disease treatments, therapies and testing that arise from the ashes of COVID. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We benefit from being extremely close to the Coffee Guy. Answers by: Aaron Ryals, Vice President of Sales

GULF COAST PLASTIC SURGERY 1313 Soundview Trail, gulfcoastplasticsurgery.com Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We are incredibly grateful for our dedicated staff members who strive each day to serve the needs of our patients in a safe and compassionate environment. We

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W E L L N E S S pledge to continue to do our utmost to provide each patient with the best in care no matter what the future brings. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "It always seems impossible until it is done."—Nelson Mandela What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Pensacola and Northwest Florida are known for their resilience, caring nature and compassion. We pledge our continuing support of our wonderful community. In addition, Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery looks forward to providing patients with exciting new services in 2021. We can't wait to share these cutting-edge techniques with patients. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? It is important to shop, play and eat local. Troubadour Dining, Union Public House, Restaurant IRON and The Grand Marlin are the perfect places to wear a cute outfit from GRAY Boutique, Scout or Bluetique. Take in a movie at The Breeze Cinemas 8 or unleash some COVID-19 stress at Grizzly Axes. Answers by: Cathy Butler, Director of Marketing

HARBOR WELLNESS

25 W. Cedar St., Ste. 120, harbor-wellness.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? We are all even more creative and resilient than we knew. Like most of us, I'm learn-

ing how to be extra flexible with goals and application while remaining true to values and mission. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Breathe. One thing at a time. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'm excited to continue partnering with my clients and other local businesses to build a stronger, healthier Pensacola. If we have learned nothing else this year, it's that we truly are stronger together. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Gulf Coast Kid's House, Fitness Impact Training-FIT, The Seven Project Adaptive Fitness, Wild Lemon, Lanier Sailing Academy, Fusion Aveda Salon & Spa, Carmen's Lunch Bar, Union Public House and George Bistro + Bar. Answers by: Megan Stodard, Ph.D., Psychologist/Founder

PROHEALTH MEDICAL CLINIC

6005 College Parkway, prohealthfl.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Our business, employees and patients have learned the beauty in "adapt and overcome." We have experienced resiliency among our heroic medical staff as well as our powerful Northwest Florida community. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? You can find an excuse or you can find a way.

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H E A L T H What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? The pace of change in today's world is happening faster than ever before. Realizing changes will help not only businesses but individuals alike to adapt themselves to sustain. We are looking forward to experiences that make us rise in 2021 as a business, community and beyond. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Our ProHealth team favorites are Waterboyz, Ever'man, Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA, Proper Nutrition in Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Bay Cruises and many more. Answers by: Hannah Reyes, Director of Marketing

PURE PILATES

426 S. Palafox, purepilatespensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us "we are all in this together, and we shall overcome." The amazing staff at Pure Pilates has prevailed in working as a team, being there for each other, communicating and staying positive. Our valuable clients have been supportive and encouraging. The Pensacola community is resilient. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much better person. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Pure Pilates is looking forward to building a strong and robust 2021 for both our studio and the local community. We will work together to bring back normalcy and reach future goals. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We love and support all the businesses of downtown Pensacola and our SOGO neighborhood. All the small businesses of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze are special and bring character and allure to the region. Answers by: Susan Clark Waters, Owner

REGYMEN FITNESS PENSACOLA

5007 N. Davis Highway, Ste. 14, regymenfitness.com/pensacola What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been all about resilience. During these unprecedented times, we learned to pivot quickly to make our business relevant in other ways, including virtually. Our community has been faithful in these trying times, and we appreciate their loyalty. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "The oak fought the wind and was broken; the willow bent when it must and survived."—Robert Jordan What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Looking forward to continued growth both locally but also globally. We will be opening more locations nationwide as well as our first locations in Canada. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Fishbein Orthodontics, De NOVO Salon, Bailey's Produce & Nursery, Joe Patti's, New Yorker Deli, Apple Market, Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Everwell Pharmacy, Bere Jewelers, Scenic 90 Café and The Coffee Guy. Answers by: Leah M. Seacrest, Vice President of Fitness/Co-Owner

RIDE SOCIETY

3 S. Palafox, ridesociety.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? It's reminded us that community is key, movement heals and teamwork makes the dreamwork. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? The comeback is greater than the setback. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We're embracing the new year with an open heart and mind while continuing to adapt, grow and learn from the challenges we've faced from 2020. We look forward to, as always, celebrating our incredible and resilient community both at Ride Society and within our city.

W E L L N E S S Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Union Public House, George Bistro + Bar, Nom Sushi Izakaya, Carmen's Lunch Bar, O'Zone Pizza Pub, Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, McGuire's, Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Emerald Republic, The Wine Bar, Angelena's Ristorante Italiano, The Magnolia, Pensacola Little Theatre, URU Yoga, Escape Wellness Spa and Vinyl Music Hall. Answers by: Claire Campbell, Owner

WILD LEMON FITNESS

3000 N. 12th Ave., beawildlemon.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me, more than anything, that it takes a village to make a successful business. None of us is in this alone. My community of instructors, students, peers, family and friends have been unwavering in their support, and I could not be more grateful. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Whatever you do, big or small, do it well or not at all. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? The challenges of this year have strengthened my commitment to this community, my businesses, my relationships and to my personal health. I was forced to scale back and simplify things. Next year, I look forward to continuing to pursue my passions and maintain those commitments to myself and others. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Magnolia is the neighborhood bar I opened with my husband nearly nine years ago out of a desire to build something together that brings people joy. It will always be my favorite place because I share it with my favorite person in the world, Bill Manning. Answers by: Kiley Bolster Manning, Owner/Instructor

WOODFIN CABASSA ORTHODONTICS

ness, employees and patients are all great, resilient and adaptive to change—especially during these times of the pandemic. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? There will always be brighter days in the future. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to better days that are healthy and prosperous for all. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We love all locally owned small businesses. Answers by: Marisha, Office Manager

YOGA ABODE

iamabode.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a transformative and lifechanging year. I am so grateful yoga was not canceled this year. I love that l am able to still teach every week. Pensacola, you have taught me that nothing can keep us off of our mat or out of practice. Thank you. It's important to slow down. Take deep breaths. Practice radical self-care including lots of restorative yoga. Love yourself. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Be here now. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? International travel. Concerts. All the things that were canceled in 2020. My eyes are ahead. Let's all choose to rise and allow our energy to propel us forward. I plan to teach and attend many more yoga classes and restorative yoga events in 2021. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I have way too many local favorites to name. I love all of Pensacola, and I love how our community rallies around local businesses and local charities. I proudly support both. Answers by: Donna Dickey, Certified Yoga Instructor/Founder

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15 E. Brent Lane, Ste. 7, aikenpictureframes.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? People can be resilient and able to handle more than they think they can. We all must be respectful, patient and caring for each other. We all have to live in this world together, so we should make the best of life and be positive. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? One day at a time. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Teaching the kids more about the business so my husband and I can retire someday. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Sabine Yacht and Racquet Club on Pensacola Beach, TC's Diner at T&W Flea Market, Publix, American Awards, Sarku Japan at Cordova Mall and Wings-Pensacola. Answers by: Arlene Aiken, Treasurer

ATLAS FINANCIAL STRATEGIES, LLC

125 W. Romana St., Ste. 720, atlasfinancialstrategies.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? It's taught me that people are resilient. I've been amazed at how many of my business-

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DALRYMPLE | SALLIS ARCHITECTURE

503 E. Government St., dalsal.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Flexibility is key. "We've never done that before" is not a helpful phrase. Our team works to be adaptable, understanding and empathetic. While we typically work together, being separate can drive more independent thinking and creative instinct. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Obstacles are part of the process. If a person is one of those obstacles, love them well.

What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Our firm continues to see evidence that many people are choosing to move to Pensacola. This is growing our community and our business. We love how architecture allows us to better the lives of families and businesses in Pensacola. The future is bright. With great care and resilience, many of our clients have put their staff and customers' safety above their own. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Emerald Republic Brewing Co., Dog House Deli, Elebash's Jewelers, Urban Swinery, Fosko Coffee Barre, Four Seasons Catering & Eatery, Graffiti Pizza, The Garden at Palafox + Main, The Well, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, The Kennedy and so many more. Answers by: J. Scott Sallis, AIA (and staff)

DESHI

5 W. Main St., deshibeauty.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year has taught us to be creative by thinking outside of the box, not only for our own business but also for our city. It's been powerful seeing us join together to help each other. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Before my feet hit the ground, I pray that I'm divinely led.

What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? It's been amazing to see the bond we have formed together as a community, and we are looking forward to continuing in helping others. Together we can do anything. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Ride Society, Carmen's Lunch Bar, Bodacious Bookstore and Cafe, Craft Gourmet Bakery, George Bistro + Bar, Studer Community Institute, Odd Colony Brewing Company, Kingfisher, The Wine Bar on Palafox, Bluejay's Bakery and, of course, Inweekly. Answers by: DeSheri McClure, Co-owner

EMMANUEL SHEPPARD & CONDON ATTORNEYS AT LAW

30 S. Spring St., esclaw.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught our firm, once again, that no matter what adversity comes our way, we always find a solution and pivot so that our clients, staff and attorneys are taken care of. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? When you focus on the good, the good gets better. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to a prosperous and healthy 2021 for our clients, community and firm. We miss seeing

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ESCAPE WELLNESS SPA

4400 Bayou Blvd., Ste. 24, escapeandfeelbetter.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me just how truly resilient the human spirit is. Our team has the "make it happen" attitude, and I've seen just how much they care about taking the best care of our clients on another level. Our customers are the most loyal and wonderful people on earth. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? There is a lesson to be learned in every situation. Find joy in each day and keep moving forward fearlessly. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'm grateful to have Escape and our amazing team. I'm looking forward to the growth and shifts that happen after facing so many challenges and difficulties in our lives. Our community is strong. I've experienced such love and strength as people are coming together, working toward a common goal. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I love Carmen's Lunch Bar, Garden & Grain, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, The Kennedy, SaBai on Jefferson, Sake Cafe, Rusted Arrow Mercantile, Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique, Global Grill, Restaurant IRON, Four Seasons Seasons Catering & Eatery, Play, World of Beer, Fosko Coffee Barre, Ride Society, and De NOVO and Vibe hair salons. Answers by: Stephanie Knight, LMT/Owner

EVANS AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER

11225 Lillian Highway, evansautopensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has certainly been a challenge—COVID, fire, injury and a hurricane. Through it all, we have been blessed with incredible employees and customers who have demonstrated adaptability and resilience. We are so very grateful for the support we have received by so many in so many ways. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Pay it forward and keep on truckin'. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Normalcy. We wish health and prosperity for all, and we look forward to doing our part in supporting our community and providing excellent service to our clients. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Cub's Crawfish, ATI NAPA Parts and Supply, Costello's Butcher Shop, Perdido Heating and Air and Regions Bank. Answers by: Polly Evans, Co-Owner October 15, 2020

FETCH FIDO

fetchfido.net What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me to stay persistent in my efforts and always remember the reason I started my business—which was to provide personal, loving and professional care for Pensacola's dogs. Once you have a solid foundation, the rest is just about hard work. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? I always return to "brilliance in the basics." The Fetch Fido Promise includes reliability, transparency, safety, convenience, professionalism and family trust. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Next year, we are looking forward to hiring employees, and we have been developing a detailed training program so we can care for more of Pensacola's dogs. We want to develop a brand in Pensacola that makes the words "Fetch Fido" synonymous with "dog care which is premier." Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? New Yorker Deli & Pizzeria, Jerry's Drive In, A&J Mugs (the owner is a great guy and makes our Fetch Fido mugs) and Casino Beach Bar and Grille. Answers by: Chris Holzworth, Founder/CEO

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405 S K St., fioreofpensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a year that has reinforced all of the instinctual entrepreneurial skills that I have always had but haven't had to implement because our business was going strong and steady and we were beginning to focus on doing less of many things and more of certain things that worked best for us. This year, of course, has been very different, and I have created many different outlets for the business that have allowed us to remain open but function in other arenas. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? I call Fiore the little shop that could. I remind myself of that all the time. I also say, "If I built it, I can fix it." I built Fiore from the ground up (in my garage), so I know this business like it's one of my children. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I am looking forward to getting back to social gatherings and creating magical spaces for our clients. It will take some time to get back there, but once we do, I think the wait will be worth it. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I love having a real group of friends that are also small business owners. We all talk to each other all the time and make valuable suggestions and support one another on so many levels. Until you own a small business, you can't completely understand the level of pressure it is to be really good at your craft, serve your community and employ amazing people that build the city streets.  Answers by: Shannon Pallin, Owner and Creative Director

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HULA MOON TATTOO

415 N. Tarragona St., Ste. B, facebook.com/hulamoontattoo What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year has been a rough one between having to move after 20 years and dealing with a new way of life—coping with a pandemic. It has been amazing how supportive our clients and friends have been. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Chin up. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Starting the next chapter in a new location, it will be exciting to see where this adventure takes us. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Always the The Elbow Room. Answers by: Carrie, Darren, Dana and Gabe

IDEAL DOG

idealdogservices.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? I am so thankful for the passionate, dedicated and open-minded families I have had the pleasure of working with this past year. Their commitment to bettering their dogs' lives is admirable, and I am honored to have been a piece of their growth. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."—Colin Powell What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I am looking forward to continuing to better my dog-training skills so I can continue to help dogs reach their maximum potential. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I love all the places we have in the area to relax, eat good food, enjoy the scenery and weather and spend time with friends and family. Answers by: Lauren Turner, Owner/Trainer

LEVIN RINKE REALTY

10 Portofino Drive, levinrinkerealty.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year has proven that supporting local businesses can make a huge difference in our community. There's something powerful about real people serving their neighbors. Now more than ever, Pensacola has made it clear that we care about the companies that make our area completely unique. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there was no hope."—Dale Carnegie What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Pensacola is poised for spectacular progress as we conquer this pandemic. Despite the global health crisis, Levin Rinke Realty has continued to expand our community's access to top-quality real estate services by opening offices in downtown Pensacola, Perdido Key and Pace. We look forward to growing together in 2021. October 15, 2020

Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Evergreen Printing and Mailing, 850 Screen Printing and Emerald Coast Real Estate Photography are three local businesses that have boldly supported our company with the same level of exceptional service we strive to bring to our clients. We haven't missed a beat thanks to these hardworking people. Answers by: Emily Woodson, Director of Marketing

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LINDSEY LAY INTERIORS

4521 S. Spencer Field Road, Pace, lindseylayinteriors.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Flexibility and kindness is key. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Be the hardest worker in the room. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Growth. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? duh for garden and home, Aqua Décor & Design and ProSource of Pensacola. Answers by: Lindsey Lay, Owner/ Lead Designer

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MARGARITAVILLE BEACH HOTEL

165 Fort Pickens Road, margaritavillebeachhotel.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? That we are very adaptable. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Breathe in, breathe out and move on. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Joe Patti's Seafood. Answers by: Joe McCay, General Manager

NAI PENSACOLA

naipensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me that if we all cooperate and communicate, we can survive anything. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Don't let circumstances get you down because bad things will pass. Hand-wringing doesn't help a thing and only spreads despair. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? 2021 is going to be a wonderful year. We will come back stronger, smarter, tougher and more grateful for the small wins. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I have really missed lunch at Jackson's Steakhouse. Other favorites include sushi at Dharma Blue, South Market, George Bistro + Bar, the bar at Angelena's Ristorante Italiano and debris collection trucks. Answers by: DeeDee Davis, Broker, CEO

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6808 Pine Forest Road, neweradetailwash.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? How to adapt to the changing environment.

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S E R V I C E S Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Focus on what you can control. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We look forward to a welcoming environment where we all come together to help each other. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Gary Sapp Automotive, Integrity Window Tinting and Ard Paint & Body Shop hold the same values we do. East Hill Pizza is our go-to hometown pizza shop. Purple Onion always has great food. And we like Panhandle Merchant Services for all of our processing needs—just to name a few. Answers by: Aaron and Brandon, Owners

PENSACOLA HOUSE OF BARBERS

2011 E. Olive Road, pensacolahouseofbarbers.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us how much we are a family at the barbershop and how much our customers mean to us and how much we mean to them. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Be thankful for what you have in life no matter what the situation is. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? For the business to continue to grow and become more involved with the city.

Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Calvert's in the Heights, The Magnolia, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar and The Kennedy. Answers by: Colton Walden, Owner

THE POWDER ROOM PENSACOLA

404 E. Wright St., facebook.com/thepowderroompensacola What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me endurance and patience. It was a year where everyone was affected and going through tough times. Everyone handled these things in different ways. We tried to focus on kindness and patience. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Do everything you can do and then give the rest to God. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Looking forward to moving forward. Finding new ways to connect with our clients and help them feel amazing despite pandemics, hurricanes or politics. We want them to know we are still here for their most important life events even though they might look a little different. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? SoBo Boutique, Café Single Fin, Southern Sisters Boutique and Salon, The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, Hot Spot Barbecue, Running Wild and Inweekly. Answers by: Jenne Martin, Owner/Stylist

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528 W. Garden St., salonsancarlos.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? In business you always have to be prepared for challenges. Surrounding yourself with strong mentors and likeminded people is crucial. 2020 taught us that our employees are strong, resilient and loyal. Our customers have showed us incredible support. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to serving our community in a healthy, safe and creative environment. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We're big foodies and Restaurant IRON, Carmen's Lunch Bar, Union Public House and Kingfisher are among our favorites. Answers by: Pam & Carlos García, Owners

SIMONE SANDS, REALTOR, CRS

17 W. Cedar St., simonesells.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Everyone is handling the stress of these strange times differently. Now, more than ever, we need to remember to be patient and kind with each other.

Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Hope is not a strategy. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I am looking forward to some sense of normalcy, even if it's not the normal we're used to. Human connection is important. I'm looking forward to more hugs in 2021. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Elbow Room, Carmen's Lunch Bar and Mr. Pollo Pensacola are a few of my favorite places. Susan Campbell Jewelry is my favorite place to splurge. Answers by: Simone Sands, Realtor

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4707 N. Davis Highway, gulfcoastplasticsurgery.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? We are truly grateful for our loyal clients and patients who trust us to care for them in this unprecedented time. It is a gift that we are able to come to work each day and provide our patients with a little relief from the pressures of daily life. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Taking care of yourself isn't a luxury; it is a necessity. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We have always been at the

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S E R V I C E S forefront of what is new in the world of skincare. Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is excited to bring the latest in anti-aging skincare, lasers, body treatments and laser advancements to our area. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? When it comes to a delicious, quick lunch, you can't beat Taqueria El Asador on Davis Highway or Taco El Amigo on Tippin. The Wine Bar on Palafox is a great place to enjoy an afterdinner glass of wine with friends. Answers by: Cathy Butler, Marketing Director

SPANISH TRAIL VETERINARY HOSPITAL

6801 Spanish Trail, spanishtrailvethospital.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year has been challenging for so many local businesses. Our team really stepped up with a positive attitude and ensured our customer service and quality of care were still top-notch even under the circumstances. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to revealing our kennel renovations next year. We

are also looking forward to a new, fresh year for us and the city of Pensacola. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Ward Group: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Global Grill, Jackson's Steakhouse, Aislinn Kate Photography, The Wine Bar on Palafox, Apple Market, New Yorker Deli & Pizzeria, The Fish House, Safe Lawn Inc., Jewelers Trade Shop and Sprague Construction. Answers by: Dr. Liz Tringas, Owner

VOLUMEONE SALON

7 W. Main St., volumeonesalon.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Although this year has been challenging, it has shown how truly strong our culture and our staff can be. The outpour of support from the community has us coming out of this year stronger than ever before. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We are stronger together, and we will get through this. This too shall pass. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited to see how the community reforms after the storm and how it continues to grow and evolve to create an even more vibrant community. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Scout,

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THE WALLACE COMPANY

850 S. Palafox, wedemandjustice.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me to slow down and take time to smell the roses. Life is precious. Family is precious. Tomorrow is not promised. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Faith without works is dead. Some people have faith but lack work ethic and vice versa. You need both. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Next year, we plan to introduce our new foundation to the Pensacola community, The Watson Family Foundation. TWFF will serve local families by providing necessary resources and mentorship to those in need. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? My family and I enjoy eating at Englewood's All In One Kitchen. It's like Thanksgiving every day over there. It truly is a gem in Pensacola. My wife and I enjoy Fatboiz sandwich shop, Family Ty's "Good Eats," King Cookers Creole Seafood, RJs Tasty Plates, Restaurant IRON and George Bistro + Bar. Answers by: Aaron Watson, Attorney

thewallacecompany.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a challenging year to say the least, yet we are still growing. We are always juggling multiple jobs trying to keep our great clients and awesome employees happy. This is our 47th year in business, and each day is very unique. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We take pride in a job well done and customer referrals. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Hurricane Sally took everyone by surprise and has definitely changed the landscape of our community. 2021 will be our best year yet. We have a very strong management team and invested in a software system that's already helping our growth and organization. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I personally love Pensacola Beach. The Bodacious Shops is a creative group of businesses. Maritime Park is always a good time as well

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AISLINN KATE PHOTOGRAPHY

205 Cevallos St., aislinnkatephotography.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? What a year to work in the wedding industry. Throughout the challenges—of which there have been plenty—it has been incredibly uplifting to see our employees, clients and colleagues truly work together to solve problems. It's been a great reminder that we are all on the same team. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Even in tough situations, we remind ourselves that great clients are created by transparency and kindness. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Like many small businesses, we have worked through quite a bit of adversity this year. As tough as it has been, our team has become stronger, closer and all-around better than we were a year ago. I can't wait to see what we can accomplish in a "normal" year. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? I love Pensacola and have too many favorites to name. Most of all, I enjoy seeing the businesses downtown collaborate to make our city better for everyone. Answers by: Aislinn Rehwinkel, Owner/Lead Photographer

ANYDAYDJ

anydaydj.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been quite a year. It has been a year of challenge and transformation. This year has taught us to slow down and take more time for

the little things. We are part of a great community of vendors. We are all in this together. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Can't and Coates don't coexist. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited to see some normalcy starting to come back. We love what we do and the people we work with. We are excited to see our city continue to grow. New developments and businesses are the fuel for progress. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We love all the vendors we work with, especially Salt & Light Visuals. George Bistro + Bar is a favorite brunch spot, plus Taco Mexicanos & Emerald Republic Brewing Co. There are just so many great local businesses. Answers by: Ramsey Coates, Owner

CULINARY PRODUCTIONS INC

700 W. Main St., culinaryproductions.net What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? You hear it all the time—think outside the box. Well, COVID-19 has taught me how to think outside that box. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? You can't be brave if you've only had good things happen to you. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We just want to keep catering events next year—possibly without a mask. And it sure would be nice to see the Blues fly and catch a baseball game.

Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Pensacola Hardware Co. and Joe Patti's Seafood are always on the list, as well as Global Grill. And Pensacola has great parks—just ask our 6-year-old child. Answers by: Mike DeSorbo, Owner

GULF COAST GLAM HOUSE

facebook.com/gulfcoastglamhouse What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Wow—what a year 2020 has been. 2020 has taught me to offer as much grace and compassion as I can give to my clients and brides who are making hard decisions and last-minute changes and to also offer lots of outside of the box options. It's been a great opportunity to practice kindness. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "For we walk by faith, not by sight."—2 Corinthians 5:7   What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I am looking forward to a future full of hardworking people ready for a revitalized economy post-2020. I think we're all hungry to rebuild and come back stronger. I am excited to start offering more services soon and build my glam team even more. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Hair by Sweet T (Tonya Penrose), 2020 Homes, Full Draw Initiative, Angelena's Ristorante Italiano, Water Pig BBQ, Restaurant IRON, Supposey, Lindsay Cooey Weddings, Kayla Baptista Photography, Sarah Coleman Photography, Love Annalise and so, so many more. Answers by: Hayley Gurney, Owner/ Makeup Artist

LOTHER CO.

1703 E. Jackson St., lotherco.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us that photo and video is only 3% of what we do. We spend the other 97% being a friend and comforter to our couples. This year has been tough, but we're thankful we've still been a source of joy, peace and hope for our couples. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? God owns our business, and we're His employees. He's always taken care of us. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Normalcy. We want to get drinks at Perfect Plain Brewing Company and be with friends. We want to take our kids to a Wahoos game. We want to go to Gallery Night. We want happiness to be the reason our couples cry instead of crying because they have to postpone their wedding. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Odd Colony Brewing Company, George Bistro + Bar and Restaurant IRON. Answers by: Matt and Erin Lother, Owners

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2878 Gulf Breeze Parkway, facebook.com/bluemagnoliasalon What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? When I think of 2020, a few words that come to mind are teamwork, preparedness, patience, resilience—the will to overcome

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difficult life events and reflect on what we have learned from it. And that we are a lot tougher than we ever imagined. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Stay focused on your blessings and you will not care nearly as much about life's imperfections. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'm looking forward to enjoying our city in its entirety again. I feel like we are almost past this crazy, unexpected chain of events. As for Magnolia Bride, we have some new, fun projects we're working on but mostly excited to get back to doing bomb hair and makeup for our amazing brides. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? So many— like food trucks at The Garden at Palafox + Main, Hub Stacey's, Seville Quarter and Fosko Coffee Barre. Me and my kiddos also love Bubba's Sweet Spot. We love strolling around downtown any chance we get and enjoying all the shopping and dining. Answers by: Alison Sardina, Owner

MĒGAN K. EVENTS

2515 N. 12th Ave., megankevents.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me that even with the best plan, we must be ready for the unexpected. This year's challenges have also reiterated the importance of hiring and working with the best vendors who are teammates in making "it" happen no matter what. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? You didn't come this far to only come this far. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? A fresh start and reset. A renewed sense of joy and gratefulness for the things in life that really matter. We need to close the 2020 chapter with lessons learned and take 2021 on as a season of fresh perspective and excitement. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Favorites to meet and eat— Nom Sushi Izakaya, Angelena's Ristorante Italiano and Tacos Mexicanos. Favorite shop spot—all things downtown, GRAY Boutique, Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique, Rusted Arrow Mercantile and Jewelers Trade Shop. Favorite place to escape—beach, beach, beach. Answers by: Mēgan Kennedy, Owner, Event Planner and Visionnaire

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617 S. Palafox, palafoxwharf.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught Palafox Wharf to continue to be dedicated, devoted and to serve our clients, employees and business, as we know we can get through these trials and become stronger as a result. First Hurricane Ivan, and now Hurricane Sally and COVID—have a can-do attitude. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Keep advancing. Be dedicated to advancing and making progress. We can make it through anything. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Fulfilling the dreams of our clients and continuing to serve our clients. We love October 15, 2020

creating lifelong memories for our clients. It is our passion. For our city and beyond, peace, happiness and prosperity. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Zanthos Wedding Services, Pam Rodgerson, WeddingWalls, Emerald Coast Rentals, Chef Bob at Olive Catering, Nancy's Catering & Events, Naman's Catering, Aislinn Kate Photography, East Hill Photo, Inweeky, DJ Charlie, The Bridal Loft, Chrissy Helvenston Floral Design, Fiore of Pensacola, Briton Smith, Old Christ Church, DJ Mike, Richey's East, Sunshine Designs Florist, Gulf Coast Tents, Hemstitch Vintage Rentals, DJ Scott and Celebrations. Answers by: Sandy McDavid, Manager/Owner

PHOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY

5337 Medicine Bow St., phocusonme.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a year that taught us to always keep a positive attitude and give 100% of ourselves at all times. No one planned to celebrate their wedding day 2020 style, but humanity is great at adapting and making love a priority no matter what life throws at us. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Remember to "Be here now," said Ram Dass. Never take life's small moments for granted. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited to continue to grow the Phocus Experience with our newfound strengths and age-old passion. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We are always blessed to work with amazing vendors (a.k.a. "friendors"). Some of our favorites are Sowell Farms, The Bridal Loft, The Blue Magnolia Salon, Chrissy Helvenston Floral Design, Culinary Productions Inc., Tom Schwarz Productions, Hemstitch Vintage Rentals, The Bridal Suite, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, Tap the Coast and Live Oak Plantation. Answers by: Tim Sewell

SUPPOSEY

101 S. F St., ilovesupposey.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Innovation and flexibility are the keys to success. As a multi-category wedding service vendor, we are used to making changes on the fly to accommodate for weather and other variables. 2020 has just been the extreme test of what we can adjust to at a moment's notice. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."—Philippians 4:13 What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? The beginning of a brand-new business under the Supposey umbrella. Stay tuned. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Culinary Productions Inc., Classic City Catering, Great Southern Restaurants, Nancy's Catering & Events, Gulf Coast Glam House, Kayla Baptista Photography, Melissa Wilson Photography, AnyDayDJ, Richey's East and so, so many more. Answers by: Chloe Sexton, Owner/Wedding Planner 49


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ALYSSA'S

4586 Chumuckla Highway, Pace, shopalyssas.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us at Alyssa's that we have the best customers on the Gulf Coast. We have customers who are like family and have supported us in so many ways. We are truly thankful for each and every person who continues to shop local with us. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We want to impact our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus as long as He will allow. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to our community being able to heal from all the isolation and distancing. Our Alyssa's family is used to doing life alongside our friends and neighbors. COVID and all that has come along with it has dampened the spirits of our community for too long. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Szotski's Cheesecakes, The Copper Possum, The Vintage Goat and Garden, B&C Nursery and Guy Brothers Roofing. Answers by: Alyssa Schepper, Owner

ARAGON WINE MARKET

27 S. Ninth Ave., aragonwinemarket.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Oh, my gosh—2020. Early this year, we added Jessica Jensen to the AWM team. She's been a fantastic addition. The biggest lesson we've learned has been what an incredible team we have here at the wine store. We've come together and grown so much closer in these trying times. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Trust the universe. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'm looking forward to some sort of normalcy. We haven't been able to hold our wine tastings, and I miss those. Our virtual wine tastings have been well-received, so I'd like to incorporate those into our business going forward. It's been incredible to talk to industry people over the world. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Pensacola is so lucky to have so many fantastic local businesses. I love and support all of our local places. Answers by: Charlotte Gordon, Owner

CHARLOTTE MASON PRINT CO. 2370 N. Palafox, Bldg. 1, charlottemasonprintco.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 was a not-so-gentle push to prioritize what's really important to me. My business is fairly young, but this year, I've learned what I'm really good at, what I love and hate about entrepreneurship and how to see my business from afar and what it needs to be successful. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Arthur Ashe's words have come to mind often—"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Everyone is looking for a fresh start. We've had so many obstacles this year, but October 15, 2020

I know everyone's ready to start rebuilding. That means shopping small, donating time and resources, being aware of what others are going through. I'm confident we will come back stronger and more unified than ever. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? This list is never long enough—Pensacola Museum of Art, Bare Hand Collective, First City Art Center, Rusted Arrow Mercantile, Troubadour Dining, The Elbow Room, Kingfisher, Odd Colony Brewing Company, The Nest General Store, O'Zone Pizza Pub, Miles Antique Mall, The Western Rose, Losobe Woodwork, Mrs. Jones Cold Brew, Big Jerk Soda Co. and Alga Beer Co. Answers by: Caitlyn Cooney, Owner/Printmaker

EVER'MAN COOPERATIVE GROCERY & CAFE

315 W. Garden St. and 1000 E. Nine Mile Road, everman.org What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year has shown us how creative we can get to bring supply solutions for our members and customers. We have a resilient, hardworking staff, and our members have been supportive, kind and understanding. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? When the going gets tough, the tough get going. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? That all bridges in the area are up and running. That the community comes together in support of all. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? As a cooperative, we support all local businesses and other cooperatives, such as credit unions and Ace Hardware. Answers by: The Ever'man Management Team

JEWELERS TRADE SHOP

26 S. Palafox, jewelerstradeshop.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? As a local, family-owned business since 1956, I thought we had seen it all. Then, 2020 brought a global pandemic and presented the entire community with extraordinary challenges. During this time, I have been inspired by the resilience and dedication of our employees and the incredible support of our customers. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Don't sweat the small stuff ... and it's all small stuff. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? The pandemic made our business and community stronger and brought out the best in us as we worked together to keep each other safe. As we look ahead, I am excited to continue helping our clients celebrate special occasions and provide the very best service in the safest way possible. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Jewelers Trade Shop is proud to be part of the downtown Pensacola community, and we love and support our fellow downtown businesses, which include many topnotch restaurants, shops, bars and breweries. Answers by: Corbett Davis, III, Owner/President

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111 N. Palafox, palafoxcomputers.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has pushed us so much further than I ever thought we could go. Everyone at Palafox

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Computers has maintained a positive outlook despite some of the most trying times. I'm so proud of all of our employees. They went above and beyond for our customers. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We keep you up and running. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'm looking forward to the economy getting back on track. I want to see all of these wonderful restaurants and bars that have been hit the hardest come back and flourish. I want to take off the masks—when it is safe. It's a personal wish for all of us. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Café Single Fin, Jewelers Trade Shop, Outcast Bait & Tackle and Dog House Deli. Answers by: Kyle Crawford, President

PENSACOLA POP COMICS

909 N. 12th Ave., pensacolapopcomics.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? I sell escapist entertainment; it's been a good year for that. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I miss being able to safely communicate with just a smile. Having a reason to smile would be cool, too. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Rooting for You cold-pressed juice at The Daily Squeeze, Buzzer Beater at Perfect Plain Brewing Company and Awesome Tacos at Tacos Mexicanos. Answers by: Harley Orr, Owner

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RIDE MORE BICYCLES

59 E. Gregory St., ridemorebicycles.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a wild year. It has also been very refreshing to see so many Pensacolians reconnect with their love of bicycles through all of the ups and downs we've experienced. We consider ourselves fortunate to have such deeply commitment employees who truly love helping others ride MORE bicycles. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? This too shall pass. Take nothing for granted. Make the most of every opportunity; the next is not guaranteed. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited about the health and future of Pensacola, the growth of the local cycling communities and the improvements being made to make our city a better place to walk, run and ride. Healthier, happier and more livable—that's the direction of Pensacola's future. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Pensacola has a big heart for homegrown businesses. And we do, too. We love our neighbors like Nomadic Eats, Polonza Bistro, Waterboyz/Cafe Single Fin, Tacos Mexicanos, Nom Sushi Izakaya, Global Grill, Odd Colony Brewing Company, Running Wild, Intracoastal Outfitters and Alpha Omega Performance. Answers by: Travis Coleman, Owner

RUSTED ARROW MERCANTILE

130 S. Palafox, rustedarrowmercantile.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? The biggest thing 2020 has taught us is to think outside the box. We pushed our creativity and developed new ways to serve our community and our loyal customers. We are 656 5

thankful for our customers that have helped us come out stronger. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Create beauty; spread kindness. In all things, we remind ourselves of what we want to inspire in others. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Next year, we are looking forward to the return of more festivals, community events and art shows that bring Pensacola together through creativity, inspiration and tourism. We can't wait to see visitors and locals alike filling the streets again and the growth of a stronger Pensacola. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Here are some of our team's favorites—local eats include Dog House Deli, Nom Sushi Izakaya, Global Grill and Nomadic Eats. We stay hydrated at Perfect Plain Brewing Company, The Kennedy, Big Jerk Soda and Fosko Coffee Barre. For shopping— Bluetique, Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique and SoBo Boutique. For fun—the beaches, parading and Blue Wahoos. Answers by: Samantha Breedlove, Owner

SOBO BOUTIQUE

518 N. Ninth Ave., thesoboboutique.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 taught us how important it is to persevere when times are tough and that our customers want us to succeed. We definitely saw some of our most loyal customers put forth effort to check on not only how the store was doing but on us personally as well. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Optimism, Alicia!"—my employee, Ashley. And, "Prepare for the worst, but hope for the best." What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We have big changes coming up that we hope to announce in early 2021, that we are very excited for. We are looking forward to a sense of normalcy in all aspects. We're ready for big weddings, pop-up shops, markets, charity fundraisers, etc. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Our neighbors Toad Hall Antiques & Gifts and Waterboyz and Café Single Fin, our photographer Sarah Coleman Photography, Chelsey Domschke at Hair + Co, Le Dough, The Magnolia, Odd Colony Brewing Company, 10th Avenue Hair Designs, Two Birds Street Food, Silver Street Blues and so many more. Answers by: Alicia Taylor-Printz, Owner and Ashley Woods, Assistant Manager

WATERBOYZ SURF & SKATE SHOP

380 N. Ninth Ave., waterboyz.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? How much Pensacola truly supports a local business through a pandemic and natural disaster. It reassures everyone that the general public does care about what makes Pensacola what it is today. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Loyalty, rhythm, soul. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Looking forward to downtown Pensacola to continue to thrive and grow for the better of the community. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Pensacola Bay Brewery. Answers by: Sean Mullins, Forever Employee inweekly.net


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BEST DAY DRINKING Winner: Perfect Plain Brewing Company Odd Colony Brewing Company Paradise Bar & Grill Sneaky Tiki Bar

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BEST DRINK MENU Winner: The Kennedy Garden & Grain Kingfisher Old Hickory Whiskey Bar BEST SPECIALTY COCKTAILS Winner: Old Hickory Whiskey Bar Garden & Grain Restaurant IRON Union Public House BEST DAIQUIRIS/ FROZEN DRINKS Winner: Bamboo Willie's Beachside Bar Capt'n Fun Nightclub The Dock Garden & Grain BEST BUSHWACKER Winner: Sandshaker Bamboo Willie's Beachside Bar Garden & Grain Paradise Bar & Grill

BEST MARGARITA Winner: Garden & Grain Cactus Flower Cafe Red Fish Blue Fish Taco Agave BEST SIGNATURE DRINK Winner: Painkiller (Kingfisher) Bramble (Union Public House) First Lady (The Kennedy) King Koopa (Play) BEST SELECTION OF BEER ON TAP Winner: World of Beer Odd Colony Brewing Company Pensacola Bay Brewery Perfect Plain Brewing Company BEST SELECTION OF BOTTLED/ CANNED BEER Winner: The Magnolia chizuko Urban Swinery World of Beer BEST BREWERY Winner: Odd Colony Brewing Company Beardless Brewhaus Emerald Republic Brewing Co. Perfect Plain Brewing Company

BEST LOCAL BEER Winner: Holy Spin IPA (Perfect Plain Brewing Company) Bone Harvest (Odd Colony Brewing Company) Guy Cream Ale (Emerald Republic Brewing Co.) Lil Napoleon (Pensacola Bay Brewery)

BEST HOTEL BAR Winner: Cavu Club (at Pensacola Grand Hotel) Fish Heads (at Best Western Beachside Resort) Frank & Lola's Cafe (at Margaritaville Beach Hotel) Paradise Bar & Grill (at Paradise Inn) BEST BAR WITH A VIEW Winner: Casino Beach Bar & Grille The Bridge Bar & Sunset Lounge Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille Sneaky Tiki Bar

BEST BARTENDER Winner: Jacob Mata (Garden & Grain) Blake Jones (The Kennedy) Bill Looney (Perfect Plain Brewing Company) Nate Schweigert (Odd Colony Brewing Company)

BEST BAR AMBIANCE Winner: Odd Colony Brewing Company chizuko The Elbow Room The Kennedy

BEST DJ Winner: DJ Tiger dr0ne hdycvt Mr. Lao

BEST BAR FOR GAMES Winner: Play The Elbow Room Emerald Republic Brewing Co. Perfect Plain Brewing Company

BEST DRAG QUEEN Winner: Lauren Mitchell Kendall Michaels Monica Heart Terrah Card BEST SPORTS BAR Winner: Badlands Roadside Bar Sidelines Sports Bar and Restaurant The Ticket Sports Bar World of Beer BEST SPORTS TEAM CLUB HEADQUARTERS Winner: Play Badlands Roadside Bar O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown Seville Quarter BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Winner: The Magnolia Azalea Cocktail Lounge chizuko Emerald Republic Brewing Co. BEST PET-FRIENDLY BAR Winner: Perfect Plain Brewing Company Beardless Brewhaus The Magnolia Odd Colony Brewing Company

BEST TRIVIA NIGHT Winner: Perfect Plain Brewing Company Blend Lounge The Cabaret Seville Quarter BEST KARAOKE NIGHT Winner: Play The Cabaret Seville Quarter Sir Richards BEST BAR FOR LIVE MUSIC Winner: chizuko The Fish House Deck Bar Paradise Bar & Grill Seville Quarter BEST BAR FOOD Winner: The Elbow Room chizuko The Kennedy World of Beer

10 YEARS. and not stopping anytime soon.

WINNER BEST DAIQUIRIS + FROZEN DRINKS Runner Up Best Bushwackers

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BEST SPORTS BAR

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(that’s not really a sports bar, only a bar that shows sports) AGAIN! + Runner Up Best Sports Team Club Headquarters

23 PAL AFOX PL. | 850-43-BRUCE October 15, 2020

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WINNER Best Restaurant: Cordova Area Best Brunch Best French Fries Best Mimosas

By Robert Harling directed By kathy Holsworth

10/9-25/2020 RUNNER UP Best Restaurant Overall Best Restaurant for a Birthday Best Grits • Best Bar: Cordova Area Best Bloody Mary • Best Salads

THANK YOU FOR VOTING! 6205 N 9TH AVE, PENSACOLA • GEORGEBISTROANDBAR.COM

Winner Best Drink Menu

Runner Up Best New Bar, Best Bar–Downtown, Best Bar Ambiance, Best Bar Food, Best Drink Specials, Best Martini, Best Bartender (Blake Jones) & Best Signature Drink (First Lady)

1 SOUTH PALAFOX www.thekennedy.bar 262 6

Mid-century Cocktails Meet 21st Century Libations & Bites

steel magnolias is producedby special arrangement with dramatist play service inc.

Winner Best Specialty Cocktails Runner Up Best Drink Menu Featuring Over 700 Whiskeys

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BADLANDS ROADSIDE BAR

23 S. Palafox, facebook.com/nynbadlands What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Wow—resiliency, hope and strength. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? One day at a time. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'm looking forward to a return to somewhat normalcy and moving forward with the growth and progress of our city. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Intermission and Hub Stacey's. Answers by: Nick Zangari, Owner

BAMBOO WILLIE'S BEACHSIDE BAR

400 Quietwater Beach Road, bamboowillies.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? For the past 22 years on Pensacola Beach, we have continued to take the side of safety first for our employees and guests. 2020 has been a big speed bump in the road, but we will perform like a great beach community and grow together even stronger. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Enjoy life and have fun. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Seeing those smiling faces again from all the locals and out-of-towners who come and enjoy our gorgeous beaches and the city of Pensacola, where we work, live and play hard. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Too many great places in the Panhandle of Florida to name. Love it all. Answers by: Robert Gleim, Managing Partner

THE CABARET

101 S. Jefferson St. What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Agility and adaptability are traits each business must possess. Necessity is the creator of behaviors. Each of us must determine what behaviors are acceptable to carry forward and which are to be left behind. Talents must be as flexible and long-term oriented. The goal is to thrive, not survive.

Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? This too shall pass. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? The COVID pandemic caused everyone gross model variation. It will be intriguing to watch the growth associated by everyone taking advantage of the opportunities the pandemic has presented as these variations come to fruition, whether it be extended hours, services or simply quality of goods. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Fosko Coffee Barre, Taqueria El Asador, Hot Spot BBQ, New Yorker Deli, Dyer Food Truck, Old City Market, Sundays at the beach, all cultural festivals and parades, Blue Angels practice shows and the nonprofit organization Sunday's Child. Answers by: Paul Dye, Manager/Owner

CHIZUKO

facebook.com/chizukopensacola What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? This year has taught us that sometimes things must come to an end to make room for new and better things. And that we have the absolute best and most supportive employees and customers. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? You are exactly where you're supposed to be. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited to reinvent chizuko when the time comes and are eager to see the creativity and innovation that comes out of the Pensacola community. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We are stoked to see so many new businesses popping up in town. Some of our favorites are The Daily Squeeze, Emerald Republic Brewing Co. and Odd Colony Brewing Company. Answers by: Jess and Daisy

ODD COLONY BREWING COMPANY

260 N. Palafox, oddcolony.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Stay on your toes. We have had to change our business model multiple times this year. I still can't believe we persevered through all of this as a young company. Our customer base

showed up, and we will do our best to make them proud for years to come. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Not necessarily. Just be authentic and keep doing things that are true to your nature and people will take notice. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Feeling the electric vibe of a packed-out taproom once COVID is over. We think this place is pretty magical, and it exceeded the expectations we had for it. We will also be canning some product and releasing our Foeder-aged mixed culture beers, which we are really pumped on. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Kingfisher (I'm addicted), Khon's on Palafox, Nomadic Eats, Two Birds Street Food, Revolver Records, Restaurant IRON, Union Public House, Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Emerald Republic Brewing Co. (really all of our fellow breweries), Polonza Bistro … the list goes on and on. Answers by: Blake Foster, Founder

PERFECT PLAIN BREWING COMPANY

50 E. Garden St., perfectplain.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? How to stop. Start. Stop again. Start again. Become a hot dog restaurant. Stop again for Hurricane Sally. Clean up. Start once more and do it all while blessed with the best community support and the best, most flexible team you could ever, ever ask for. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do."—Michael Scott What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'm looking forward to that everevasive consistency of operation, as well as more growth with our company. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Well, a Florida-style cocktail and barrel-aged beer bar, will open in early 2021, and Perennial Patio Bar will be in full swing at The Garden at Palafox + Main. Food—Union Public House, Restaurant IRON, Khon's on Palafox, Dog House Deli, Angelena's Ristorante Italiano, Carmen's Lunch Bar, Bodacious Shops, Polonza Bistro, Kingfisher, Blue Dot, Hub Stacey's, Five Sisters Blues Café

and Four Seasons Catering & Eatery. Drinks— The Elbow Room, The Z, Intermission, Blend Lounge, McGuire's Irish Pub, Wisteria Tavern, Cumaru Bar and Sneaky Tiki Bar. Others— Bluejay's Bakery, Salon San Carlos, Bubba's Sweet Spot, Pensacola Little Theatre and Alpha Omega Sports Performance. Answers by: D.C. Reeves, CEO

PLAY VINTAGE ARCADE & BAR

16 S. Palafox, Second Floor, iplaypensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us to never take tomorrow for granted. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We don't have a mantra. But in business, as in life, the golden rule, rules. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? At this point, we'd be happy with one full year of being able to be open and serve the community we love. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Sky's Pizza Pie, Blend Lounge, World of Beer, Seville Quarter and Graffiti Bridge.  Answers by: Play Management Team

SNEAKY TIKI BAR

17 Via de Luna Drive, islandculturetikibar.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Resiliency. We have a strong team that has been incredibly adaptable in ever-changing circumstances (love y'all). Our community has shown amazing support to our team and our business, and we are humbly grateful to have overcome unprecedented challenges this year. We're ready for 2021. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Today's the day!"—Borrowed from treasure hunter Mel Fisher, who overcame tremendous adversities in pursuit of his goal. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? A cure for COVID-19, the only hurricanes are the ones we serve in drinks at the bar and sustainable tourism growth. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Drift Modern Coastal Cuisine, Peg Leg Pete's, The Grand Marlin and La Playita. Answers by: Jennifer Jackson-Keating, Co-Owner/Operator

Winner Best Car Wash/Detailer

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WINNER BEST TAKE OUT/TO GO

Runner Up Best BBQ, Best Wings & Best Restaurant–North Pensacola/Nine Mile

'15 Runner Up Best Cajun Cuisine '16 WINNER BEST RESTAURANT–NORTH PENSACOLA/NINE MILE Runner Up Best Cajun Cuisine, Best Po-Boy & Best BBQ

'17 WINNER BEST RESTAURANT–NORTH PENSACOLA/NINE MILE Runner Up Best Cajun Cuisine, Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Best Take Out/To Go, Best Fast Bite, Best French Fries & Best BBQ

'18 WINNER BEST CAJUN CUISINE

Runner Up Best Restaurant–North Pensacola/Nine Mile, Best BBQ, Best Take Out/To Go & Best BBQ Dish—Carnival Platter

'19 WINNER BEST TAKE OUT/TO GO

Runner UP Best BBQ, Best Restaurant–North Pensacola/Nine Mile & Best Wings

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Plus Runner Up Best Restaurant– East Pensacola Heights & Best Chicken Salad

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R E S TA U R A N T S BEST RESTAURANT OVERALL Winner: Restaurant IRON Cactus Flower Cafe George Bistro + Bar The Grand Marlin BEST RESTAURANT— DOWNTOWN Winner: Restaurant IRON Carmen's Lunch Bar Global Grill SaBai on Jefferson BEST RESTAURANT— CORDOVA AREA Winner: George Bistro + Bar The Leisure Club Coffee Bar & Restaurant O'Brien's Bistro & Bar Sake Cafe BEST RESTAURANT—EAST HILL Winner: Cactus Flower Cafe East Hill Pizza O'Zone Pizza Pub Tacos Mexicanos BEST RESTAURANT—NORTH PENSACOLA/NINE MILE Winner: Sammy Barker's Lost Pizza Co. Pensacola True Grit American Bistro VooDoo BBQ & Grill BEST RESTAURANT— WEST PENSACOLA/PERDIDO KEY Winner: Kingfisher Fisherman's Corner Hub Stacey's at The Point The Jellyfish

BEST BAKERY Winner: Craft Bakery Bluejay's Bakery J's Bakery and Cafe Milton Quality Bakery BEST BREAKFAST Winner: Another Broken Egg Cafe Aunt Katie's Coffee Cup Restaurant Scenic 90 Cafe BEST BRUNCH Winner: George Bistro + Bar End of The Line Cafe The Leisure Club Coffee Bar & Restaurant Ruby Slipper Cafe BEST LUNCH Winner: Carmen's Lunch Bar Kingfisher Nomadic Eats Union Public House BEST FOOD TRUCK Winner: Nomadic Eats Fresh Food Factory Le Dough Two Birds Street Food BEST GREEK CUISINE Winner: Founaris Bros. Greek Restaurant Greek's Catering and Events Hip Pocket Deli Skopelos at New World

BEST VIETNAMESE CUISINE Winner: Saigon Oriental Market & Deli Pho Golden Palace Quickly Tu-Do BEST VEGETARIAN/ VEGAN CUISINE Winner: End of The Line Cafe chizuko Kingfisher Le Dough

BEST WAITRESS Winner: Jessica Wolford (Hot Spot Barbecue) Jessica Martin (Cactus Flower Cafe) Cori Perez (Carmen's Lunch Bar) Taylor Wolfe (Restaurant IRON)

BEST GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS Winner: Carmen's Lunch Bar Bluejay's Bakery End of The Line Cafe Skopelos at New World

BEST COFFEE SHOP Winner: Bodacious Brew Constant Coffee & Tea Craft Bakery Fosko Coffee Barre

BEST SEAFOOD Winner: Peg Leg Pete's The Grand Marlin Joe Patti's Seafood Kingfisher BEST STEAKHOUSE Winner: Jackson's Steakhouse Coach-N-Four Steakhouse The District: Seville Steak & Seafood McGuire's Irish Pub BEST BBQ Winner: Hot Spot Barbecue Arlene Williams BBQ VooDoo BBQ & Grill Water Pig BBQ

BEST ITALIAN CUISINE Winner: Angelena's Ristorante Italiano Bonelli's Café Italia Franco's Italian Restaurant V. Paul's Italian Ristorante

BEST SOUL FOOD Winner: Five Sisters Blues Café Arlene Williams BBQ The Dwarf (Legendary "Chicken Stand") The Tatted Vegan

BEST RESTAURANT— GULF BREEZE Winner: Lao Ocean Papa Nalu Aloha Grill Taco Rock Taste of Thai

BEST CHINESE CUISINE Winner: Chen's Kitchen Happy China House of Chong Shang Hai II

BEST RESTAURANT— PENSACOLA BEACH Winner: The Grand Marlin Casino Beach Bar & Grille Peg Leg Pete's Red Fish Blue Fish

BEST JAPANESE CUISINE Winner: Nom Sushi Izakaya Ichiban Sake Cafe Tokyo Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

BEST WINE MENU Winner: Angelena's Ristorante Italiano Global Grill Restaurant IRON Skopelos at New World

BEST RESTAURANT— PACE/MILTON Winner: Cactus Flower Cafe Blackwater Bistro Cosse's Place South Market

BEST THAI CUISINE Winner: SaBai on Jefferson Taste of Thai Thai 54 Cuisine Thai Dishes

BEST NEW RESTAURANT Winner: Angelena's Ristorante Italiano Aunt Katie's Lao Ocean Water Pig BBQ

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BEST INDIAN CUISINE Winner: Taste of India Dinner India Restaurant & Grill Indian Grill Spice and Spirits

BEST WAITER Winner: Frank Perez (Union Public House) Nick Markovitz (Restaurant IRON) Ari Palanjian (Cactus Flower Cafe) Tony Williamson (Global Grill)

BEST SUSHI Winner: Sake Cafe Ichiban Khon's on Palafox Nom Sushi Izakaya

BEST MEXICAN CUISINE Winner: Cactus Flower Cafe Rio Bravo Tacos Mexicanos Taqueria El Asador

BEST RESTAURANT— EAST PENSACOLA HEIGHTS Winner: The Magnolia Aunt Katie's Jerry's Drive In New Yorker Deli & Pizzeria

BEST WAIT STAFF Winner: Global Grill Carmen's Lunch Bar Jackson's Steakhouse Restaurant IRON

BEST ORIGINAL MENU Winner: Union Public House Carmen's Lunch Bar Global Grill Restaurant IRON

BEST BARISTA Winner: Madison Kuhhirte (Bodacious Brew) Mahlia Hensel (Polonza Bistro) Stephanie Jones (Mrs. Jones Cold Brew) Kyle Miller (Craft Bakery) BEST OUTDOOR DINING Winner: Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille Casino Beach Bar & Grille The Fish House Union Public House BEST PLACE TO SPLURGE Winner: Restaurant IRON Global Grill Jackson's Steakhouse Union Public House BEST PLACE TO EAT HEALTHY Winner: End of The Line Cafe Carmen's Lunch Bar The Daily Squeeze Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe BEST PLACE TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH Winner: Bluejay's Bakery Bubba's Sweet Spot Le Dough Wild Honey Frozen Yogurt BEST ROMANTIC DINING Winner: Restaurant IRON Angelena's Ristorante Italiano Global Grill Jackson's Steakhouse

BEST CHEF Winner: Alex McPhail (Restaurant IRON) Brad Jones (Nom Sushi Izakaya) Brian Kaderavek (Kingfisher) Blake Rushing (Union Public House)

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE Winner: Union Public House Carmen's Lunch Bar The Magnolia The Wine Bar on Palafox

BEST UP-AND-COMING CHEF Winner: Edward Lordman (Restaurant IRON) Sam Eckiss (Le Dough) Alex Lamonte (Troubadour Dining) Pam VanNess (SaBai on Jefferson)

BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Winner: Red Fish Blue Fish Cafe Single Fin Flounder's Chowder House Peg Leg Pete's

BEST PET-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT Winner: Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille Hub Stacey's Lucy's in the Square The Magnolia BEST SALAD BAR Winner: Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe Seville Quarter Skopelos at New World So Chopped BEST TAKE OUT/TO GO Winner: VooDoo BBQ & Grill Carmen's Lunch Bar Kingfisher SaBai on Jefferson BEST FOOD DELIVERY Winner: Sky's Pizza Pie CitySpree Primal Nosh Shang Hai II BEST RESTAURANT FOR A BIRTHDAY DINNER Winner: Global Grill The Elbow Room George Bistro + Bar Restaurant IRON BEST RESTAURANT FOR SPORTS FANS Winner: Sidelines Sports Bar and Restaurant Calvert's in the Heights O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown World of Beer BEST LATE NIGHT EATS Winner: Restaurant IRON chizuko Graffiti Pizza McGuire's Irish Pub BEST RESTAURANT TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS Winner: McGuire's Irish Pub The Fish House Peg Leg Pete's Union Public House BEST GONE-BUT-NOTFORGOTTEN RESTAURANT Winner: Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom Hopkins House Jerry's Cajun Sluggo's

FOO D BEST UNIQUELY PENSACOLA DISH Winner: Grits à Ya Ya (The Fish House) Hot Chicken Rice Bowl (Nomadic Eats) Mullet Platter (Kingfisher) Red Beans n Green Chilie Grits (Le Dough)

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BEST BAGELS Winner: Bagelheads Coffee Break Cafe Emerald Coast Bread Company McClure's New York Bagel & Sandwich Shoppe BEST CUP OF COFFEE Winner: Bodacious Brew Constant Coffee & Tea Craft Bakery Fosko Coffee Barre BEST ICED COFFEE Winner: Mrs. Jones Cold Brew Bodacious Brew Fosko Coffee Barre The Leisure Club Coffee Bar & Restaurant BEST LATTE Winner: Constant Coffee & Tea Bodacious Brew Craft Bakery Polonza Bistro BEST ICED TEA Winner: Nomadic Eats Bodacious Brew Carmen's Lunch Bar Five Sisters Blues Café BEST JUICES/SMOOTHIES Winner: The Daily Squeeze Bon Beans Cafe Single Fin Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe BEST PIZZA Winner: Sky's Pizza Pie East Hill Pizza Graffiti Pizza O'Zone Pizza Pub BEST STEAK Winner: Jackson's Steakhouse The District: Seville Steak & Seafood Global Grill McGuire's Irish Pub BEST BURRITO Winner: Cactus Flower Cafe Le Dough Tacos Mexicanos Taqueria El Asador

WINNER

BEST TACO Winner: Tacos Mexicanos Nomadic Eats Taco Rock Taqueria El Asador

BEST CHEESE PLATE Winner: The Magnolia Union Public House Urban Swinery The Wine Bar on Palafox

BEST SOUP Winner: Carmen's Lunch Bar Cactus Flower Cafe Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe Kingfisher

BEST APPETIZERS Winner: Global Grill Nom Sushi Izakaya Restaurant IRON Union Public House

BEST DELI Winner: New Yorker Deli & Pizzeria Apple Market Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe Shoreline Food Store and International Deli BEST BREAD Winner: Craft Bakery Carmen's Lunch Bar Emerald Coast Bread Company Joe Patti's Seafood BEST SANDWICH Winner: Shrimpburger (Kingfisher) The Alcaniz (Hub Stacey's) Knuckle Sandwich (End of The Line Cafe) Spanish Lump Crab Melt – Open Face (Carmen's Lunch Bar) BEST CHICKEN SALAD Winner: Craft Bakery Carmen's Lunch Bar The Magnolia New Yorker Deli & Pizzeria BEST CHEESEBURGER Winner: Blue Dot Jerry's Drive In Sammy Barker's Tops Choice Hamburgers BEST HOT DOG Winner: Dog House Deli Fresh Food Factory Sammy Barker's The Wacked Out Weiner

BEST MAC-N-CHEESE Winner: The Magnolia Five Sisters Blues Café Kingfisher Melt Pensacola BEST PASTRIES Winner: Craft Bakery Bluejay's Bakery Henny Penny's Patisserie Le Dough BEST OMELETTE Winner: Another Broken Egg Cafe Aunt Katie's CJ'S Kitchen & Grille Ruby Slipper Cafe BEST GRITS Winner: The Fish House Coffee Cup Restaurant George Bistro + Bar Le Dough BEST DONUTS Winner: Le Dough Más Que Dulces Maynard's Donut Co. Milton Quality Bakery BEST SPECIALTY TOASTS Winner: The Daily Squeeze Bodacious Brew Constant Coffee & Tea The Nest General Store BEST FRENCH FRIES Winner: George Bistro + Bar Kingfisher Sammy Barker's Tops Choice Hamburgers BEST FRIED CHICKEN Winner: Five Sisters Blues Café The Dwarf (Legendary "Chicken Stand")

Four Seasons Catering and Eatery McGuire's Irish Pub BEST WINGS Winner: Sidelines Sports Bar and Restaurant Hub Stacey's Sammy Barker's VooDoo BBQ & Grill BEST OYSTERS Winner: Peg Leg Pete's Atlas Oyster House Dave's Oyster Bar and Grill The Grand Marlin BEST SALADS Winner: Carmen's Lunch Bar George Bistro + Bar Kingfisher So Chopped BEST BOWLS Winner: Nomadic Eats Cafe Single Fin City Bowls South Pineapple Express Rice Bowls BEST PLACE TO BUY LOCAL PRODUCE Winner: The Farm Bailey's Produce & Nursery Ever'man Cooperative Grocery & Cafe Palafox Market BEST VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DISH Winner: Knuckle Sandwich (End of The Line Cafe) Biscuits and Gravy (Le Dough) Jackfruit Sandwich (Kingfisher) Kimchi Tater Salad (chizuko) BEST DESSERTS Winner: Chrisoula's Cheesecake Shoppe End of The Line Cafe Global Grill Kingfisher BEST ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT Winner: Wild Honey Frozen Yogurt Craft Bakery Dolce & Gelato Mister Softee Northwest Florida

BEST CAKES/CUPCAKES Winner: Kate's Cakes Bluejay's Bakery Craft Bakery Henny Penny's Patisserie BEST KING CAKE Winner: Le Dough Bluejay's Bakery Kingfisher Maynard's Donut Co. BEST MILKSHAKES Winner: Old City Market Inc. Jerry's Drive In Mister Softee Northwest Florida The Tin Cow BEST ORIGINAL MENU ITEM Winner: Hot Chicken Rice Bowl (Nomadic Eats) Black Garlic Butter Escargot & Gnocchi (Restaurant IRON) Doughchos (Le Dough) Shrimpburger (Kingfisher) BEST LUNCH SPECIALS Winner: Carmen's Lunch Bar Kingfisher Nomadic Eats Sky's Pizza Pie BEST WEEKLY SPECIAL Winner: Burgers and Bordeaux (Union Public House) Donuts in the Park (Le Dough) Half-Price Sushi Tuesdays (Atlas Oyster House) Prime Time Tuesday (Jackson's Steakhouse) BEST LOCAL FOOD MANUFACTURER Winner: The Hummus Lady C & D Mill East Hill Honey Co. Emerald Coast Bread Company BEST LOCAL BEVERAGE MANUFACTURER Winner: Big Jerk Soda Co. The Daily Squeeze Mrs. Jones Cold Brew Wild Magnolia Kombucha

RUNNER UP Best Up-and-Coming Chef: Pam VanNess Best Restaurant: Downtown Best Take Out/To Go

Best Thai Cuisine

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ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE OF PENSACOLA

721 E. Gregory St., anotherbrokenegg.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? There is a great misconception about franchises. My wife and I live here in Pensacola. We own and operate this restaurant. We essentially rent the name and recipes along with the operating model. Other franchises operate differently. We have the advantage of Another Broken Egg of America as a consulting partner. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We will continue to serve only the highest quality and freshest meals in a clean refreshing environment. Never give up. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? There will be new recipes, fresh tastes and great new ideas. We look forward to warm relations with friends old and new. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We enjoy McGuire's Irish Pub, New Yorker Deli & Pizzeria, Calvert's in the Heights, The Fish House and Five Sisters Blues Café. Answers by: Homer Biggers, Co-Owner

BIG JERK SODA CO.

9 E. Gregory St., bigjerksodacompany.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? To put it bluntly, we have the best customers and colleagues we could ever hope for. Through everything 2020 has thrown at us, they have shown up and been flexible and understanding through all the ups and downs. We are very thankful. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? What started as a bottling day cheer has become an everyday encouragement— "Keep it flowin'!" What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We had a lot of things planned for 2020 that had to be put on hold because of the need to be flexible and pivot many aspects of our existing business. We are looking forward to launching new brands, product lines and beverages next year and maybe even expanding. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Nomadic Eats, Mrs. Jones Cold Brew, Odd Colony Brewing Company, Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Emerald Republic Brewing Co., Remember When Sweet Shop, Nom Sushi Izakaya, Restaurant IRON, The Leisure Club, Craft Bakery, Kingfisher, End of The Line Cafe, Hula Moon, Sacred Grounds, The Slippery Mermaid, Bailey's Produce & Nursery, Apple Market, Ever'man—and we are really ready for Alga Beer Co. Answers by: Jenn and Ryan Eaton, Owners

BLUE DOT

310 N. DeVilliers St. What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a challenging year dealing with the pandemic and Hurricane Sally. My business still strives on thanks to my cusOctober 15, 2020

tomers. Without them and their support, I couldn't have made it. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? The verse "One day when the glory comes it will be ours" from John Legend's "Glory." What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I have a few surprises to come within a span of three years that will improve business three times more. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Red Lobster, Flounder's Chowder House and Olive Garden. Answers by: J Byron Long, Owner

WINNER: BEST LUNCH —8 Years in a Row!—

Winner: Best Soup Best Salads Best Lunch Specials Best Gluten Free Options

BLUEJAY'S BAKERY AND THE NEST GENERAL STORE

11 S. Palafox, Ste. C & E, bluejaysbakery.com and thenestgeneralstore.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? No matter what's going on in the world, it is necessary to still celebrate the small victories and love in your life. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Today is today and tomorrow is tomorrow. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited to watch our community grow beyond any devastation it has experienced with a new sense or creativity and patience for one another. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We love all our downtown bars and restaurants and can't wait to see them all come back to life. Answers by: Justine GudmundsonMcCain, Chef/Owner

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CACTUS FLOWER CAFE

3425 N. 12th Ave., cactusflowercafe.net What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? My employees are extremely resilient and are always ready to evolve as needed. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Everything must evolve to survive. I've always believed this. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Global Grill, Taste of Jerusalem and Sake Cafe. Answers by: Lee Kafeety, Owner

CARMEN'S LUNCH BAR

407 S. Palafox, Ste. B, carmenslunchbar.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught me that resiliency is a product of patience, flexibility, adaptability, hard work, appreciation, faith and, most importantly, teamwork. We've overcome two major hardships in our eight years of business, and we are stronger for it. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Life is tough, my darling, but so are you. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I think our city will be more cohesive than ever going into the future. We have been through something together that has forever changed our understanding of

Thanks for one heck of a year hanging around our proverbial campfire. We’re elated to have received such high praise from all you fine folks.

We love you Pensacola! Best Brewery

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R u nne r U p Best Bar Overall Best Local Beer - Bone Harvest Best Selection of Beer on Tap Best Bartender - Nate Schweigert Best Day Drinking Best Pet-Friendly Bar Best Running Club

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CHRISOULA'S CHEESECAKE SHOPPE

236 W. Garden St., Ste. 2A, chrisoulascheesecakeshoppe.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a very unique year. We have learned to adjust quickly and provide service as best we can under the circumstances at hand. Our customers have been great with our temporary adjustments, and we would like to thank them for their patience. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Where there is a will, there is a way. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We want to continue to provide the freshest cheesecake to all our customers

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in the Pensacola area. We hope to start shipping our cheesecakes to our fans far away. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Tuscan Oven Pizzeria, Apple Market and Joe Patti's Seafood—just to name a few. Answers by: Chrisoula Hulion, Owner/Baker

CRAFT GOURMET BAKERY

5555 N. Davis Highway, Ste. H, craftgourmetbakery.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Adaptability is key. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? No mantra really. Just keep breathing and make it happen. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? To continue growing with the community and my other small business comrades. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? There's too many to name them all, but some of the first that come to mind are Odd Colony Brewing Company, DESHI, Three Fates Tattoo, The Farm, Polonza Bistro, Two Birds Street Food, The Magnolia, The Leisure Club Coffee Bar & Restaurant, Union Public House and Fresh Food Factory. Answers by: Jordan Hewes, Chef/Owner

THE DAILY SQUEEZE JUICE AND SMOOTHIE BAR

901 N. 12th Ave., thedailysqueezepcola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? We opened in November of 2019, so being a new business surviving the challenges that 2020 brought has kept us on our toes. I am so fortunate that we have such an amazing team that has adapted daily to make sure we continue to provide our customers with a quality product. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? November will mark one year in business for us. I look forward to taking everything we have learned and using that knowledge as we enter year two. I also thoroughly enjoy seeing the community of small businesses in Pensacola coming together to support each other during this time. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Oh, my, where does one even start? My list is too long, and I could never include all of my favorites here, but I love the local vendors that we stock in-house—Mrs. Jones Cold Brew and Big Jerk Soda Co. I also love my neighbors at East Hill Plaza. Answers by: Danielle Mullet, Owner

END OF THE LINE CAFÉ

610 E. Wright St., eotlcafe.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? I feel that community support has really shined this year. It's showed me folks are willing to take a detour out of the convenience zone for our food, so much love for our amazing dedicated staff and that the customers are part of the End of The Line family. That's community. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Work with what you've got; do the best you can; don't fret about things beyond your control; don't give up. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I look forward to being part of a healthier Pensacola. I hope to offer more cooking classes and workshops. I'd love to see/be part of more fun and educational children's events. I would like to see a movement toward the importance and support of local small businesses in the future. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Big Jerk Soda, The Magnolia, Revolver Records, Mrs. Jones Cold Brew, Losobe Woodworks and Apple Market. Answers by: Jen Knight, Owner

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THE FARM

6404 Mobile Highway, thefarmofpensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Well, you could very well let such a year of true tests take you. Instead, the 'Farmily' as a whole has taken the approach to be with the people you love, live a simpler life and serve others. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? To quote Danielle LaPorte, "There's a blueprint in our cell of extraordinary new realities," or, quite simply, "plot twist." What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? 2021 should be a year of steady gains in growing and developing stronger relationships with our local communities in agriculture and business to create a better brand of #Pensacolastrong. The resources in this area are outstanding, and we need to maintain and support the structure that 2020 has fortified. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Craft Bakery, The Magnolia, The Hummus Lady, Restaurant IRON, Union Public House, Tacos Mexicanos, Perfect Plain Brewing Company, Odd Colony Brewing Company, Jackson's Steakhouse, George Bistro + Bar, Carmen's Lunch Bar, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, The Black Garlic Market Inc., Palafox Pier Yacht Harbor Marina, Blue Wahoos Stadium and Publix Deli—all things local. Answers by: Sandy Veilleux, Farmpimp/Owner

THE FISH HOUSE

600 S. Barracks St., greatsouthernrestaurants.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us so much. We truly have amazing employees, guests and community. Everyone has pulled together, making us all stronger for the benefit of all. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? As Collier says—there is no playbook for what we are all going through. We are calling audibles every day. We have a great team. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to making 2021 the best year yet. Pensacola had dealt with so much adversity over the years; we always come back stronger and better. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? There are so many local favorites. This is an incredibly important time to support them all. Answers by: Maria Goldberg, Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Events

GEORGE BISTRO + BAR

6205 N. Ninth Ave., georgebistroandbar.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Appreciate every single day. Don't take anything you have for granted. Your true, dedicated employees will stay with you during the hard times and fight alongside you. October 15, 2020

Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Nothing stops us" and "Make it happen." What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Beating the virus. For our community to bounce back and grow stronger. My hope is for everyone to have the mindset that if we stay together, we will have a better future. I'm so proud of this community and honored to be a part of it. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? For the reason above, it's difficult to single out any one business. I'm proud of the other Pensacola restaurants, as we're all trying to fight through this, and I'm thankful for the essential businesses keeping us going. Answers by: George Lazi, Chef

HOT SPOT BARBECUE

901 E. La Rua St., hotspotbarbecue.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? We have always been able to prepare all of our items for take-out, so we knew that we had to stay open with outdoor service to survive. Our employees are great and did whatever needed to be done. Our customers have been extremely patient with longer service times and continue to support Hot Spot. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? When the going gets tough, the tough get going. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Being able to greet someone without a mask and each be able to see that you are smiling. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The Wine Bar on Palafox, Pot Roast & Pinot, Sammy Barker's, Jo's as Always at duh for garden and home, Scenic 90 Cafe and Calvert's in the Heights. Answers by: James Hlubek,  General Manager

THE HUMMUS LADY

1180 W. Main St. (Shoreline Foods), thehummuslady.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? My business has taken a six-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing us the opportunity to pause, breathe and regroup. Recreating our business plan has been an amazing way to connect with my employees while we rethink operations from the ground up. Also, our customers are loyal as hell. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Teamwork makes the dream work. It started with only me, but curating and depending on my team has been the key. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? So much is happening in our beautiful, progressive city. The conscientious planning of the downtown area has been amazing to watch unfold. The Hummus Lady has exciting and innovative plans for a relaunch, and we see so much opportunity to reinvent ourselves. Pensacola is becoming a true local's paradise.

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GENERAL ELECTION DAY IS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds you there are

THREE WAYS TO VOTE

1. Early Beginning Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 31, voters may cast their ballot early at any one of 10 area locations using paper ballots and digital scanners. The 10 early voting locations, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. See a complete here: escambiavotes.gov/early-voting-locations

2. By Mail Any voter may request a vote-by-mail ballot by using the online form at EscambiaVotes.

gov, by contacting the Supervisor of Elections by mail (PO Box 12601, Pensacola, FL 32591), phone (850-595-3900), email (votebymail@escambiavotes.com), fax (850-595-3914), or in person at the Elections Office, 213 Palafox Place, 2nd Floor. Requests must include the voter's date of birth and address, and must be received no later than Saturday, October 24, 2020. If mailing within the United States, the U.S. Postal Service recommends that you mail your completed ballot at least one week before Election Day. Voters may also hand deliver their mail ballots to any early voting location drop box or the 24-hour drop box at our office, 213 Palafox Place. Voted ballots must be received by the Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. Vote-by-mail voters may track the status of their ballots at EscambiaVotes.gov. Request deadline: 5 p.m., October 24, 2020 | Return deadline: 7 p.m., November 3, 2020

3. At Your Precinct Cast your paper ballot at your precinct on Election Day, using

our digital scanners. A ballot marking device is also available for voters with disabilities. On Tuesday, November 3, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Your polling location information is printed on your sample ballot or check EscambiaVotes.gov Please come prepared and be patient. It may take a few more minutes than you're accustomed to.

Please bring your own mask–our election workers will be wearing theirs. Hand sanitizer will be provided at check-in, as well as a disposable stylus to sign your name. Feel free to bring your own blue or black ink pen to mark your ballot. Please help us by practicing social distancing while in line and voting. We will be limiting the number of people inside the polling room and sanitizing the surfaces regularly.

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R E S T A U R A N T S Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? The small business community in Pensacola is dynamic and cooperative. Shoreline Foods, with its amazing olive oil, is at the top of my list. Also, The Farm, Craft Bakery, Big Jerk Soda Co., Mrs. Jones Cold Brew, Rainy Wish Studios and Palafox Market. Answers by: Kelly Peraino, Owner/Chief Hummus Operator

JACO'S BAYFRONT BAR AND GRILLE

997 S. Palafox, jacosbayfrontbarandgrille.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? During difficult times, you realize that every dollar you can make helps keep the business afloat. Thankfully, our employees were positive, resilient and adaptable. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I am looking forward to getting back to some normalcy. Business can already be challenging enough; then you throw a pandemic and hurricane in the mix. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Urban Objects, Don Alans, Coffee Cup Restaurant and Dune Doctors LLC.   Answers by: Wade Beroset, Partner and General Manager

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KATE'S CAKES PENSACOLA

3213 Shallow Branch St., facebook.com/katescakespensacola What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? With all that's going on in the world, I expected business to slow down, but just the opposite happened. I have great customers who support me, and I've found that people still want to celebrate even though this year has been rough. Enter custom cakes and cookies. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? I remind myself that I'm strong and capable and that people are relying on me to carry out their vision. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I hope to find a location and move the business out of my home. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Le Dough, The Magnolia, Emerald Republic, King of Pops Pensacola and Pot Roast & Pinot. Answers by: Kate Jones, Owner

KINGFISHER

1500 Barrancas Ave., kingfishersandwiches.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Rising to meet constant challenges in 2020, Kingfisher is exceptionally grateful and

enjoyed being able to continue its vision thanks to many loyal and regular guests and friends. We plan to soon launch a graband-go cooler to further adapt and grow. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "There are no shortcuts to quality."—Hanson's Sno' Blitz (New Orleans) What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Kingfisher hopes to continue to serve the Tanyard neighborhood with exceptional quality while providing a positive, nurturing and productive workplace inclusive of up-and-coming culinary/hospitality talents. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? There are far too many friends to name all of the small/medium/large locally owned businesses in Pensacola that have become important friends to us. We especially feel for small restaurants, live music venues, spas, salons and individual people and others who are feeling extenuating pressure under the current circumstances. Answers by: Brian Kaderavek, Chef/Owner, and Amanda Kaderavek, Owner

LE DOUGH

facebook.com/ledoughpensacola What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? I think we can all agree that the customer

loyalty and community support this year has been overwhelming. Through temporarily closing, reopening and constant pivoting, our customers have made us feel the love more than ever and we are forever grateful that they keep coming back. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Siri, play Taylor Swift." What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Looking forward to all of the events (fingers crossed), collaborating with other businesses and seeing your beautiful faces. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? A few of my local favorites and badass bosses who inspire me include Wild Lemon, owned by Kiley Manning; chizuko, owned by Jess Laws and Daisy Doyle; Craft Bakery, owned by Jordan Hewes; The Daily Squeeze, owned by Danielle Mullet; and The Kennedy, owned by Katie Garrett. Answers by: Sam Eckiss, Owner/Chef

THE MAGNOLIA

2907 E. Cervantes St., magnoliapensacola.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? To rest easy and always put people over profits. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? We got this, boo.

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What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? I'd love to see people practice with that neighborly spirit we all have in the wake of a disaster more consistently … but without the disaster part. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? We are super proud to share a neighborhood with the kind and hardworking people of the Apple Market. They always help wherever they can. Answers by: Bill Manning, Kiley's Husband

MRS. JONES COLD BREW

9 E. Gregory St., mrsjonescoldbrew.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Wow, what a year 2020 has been. We've learned every decision makes a difference. Expanding our business to wholesale accounts meant that, even in a pandemic, our products were available to our customers. Also, we learned people support you when they know your story. We love our fan-friends. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Be easy to be with. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Experiencing change forces creativity. We are excited to see all the new ideas Pensacola businesses will bring to the table next year. For us, we just hope to provide the caffeine to fuel all the innovation. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Behind the Grind podcast, Tacos Mexicanos, Mr. Pollo Pensacola, The Magnolia, Annie's Naked Cookies, Goat Lips Chew & Brewhouse, Kingfisher, Craft Bakery and The Seashellmichelle Shop. Answers by: Stephanie Jones, the Mrs. Jones

NEW YORKER DELI AND PIZZERIA

3001 E. Cervantes St., newyorkerdeliandpizzeria.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? The year 2020 has reinforced the importance of being grateful for everything, every day. Our staff and our community rallied around us from day one and refuse to let up. We feel so grateful to be going through a difficult time in life surrounded by so much support and love. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? When you can't control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond. That's where your power lies. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are looking forward to the future with optimism. We hope to continue to grow as a business and continue to support the community around us. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? There are so many great businesses in our area. We say, "Get out into the community and try something new." Answers by: Renee and Wayne Nix, Owners October 15, 2020

NOM SUSHI IZAKAYA

410 S. Palafox, nomsushi.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has not been at all easy, but we have seen how loyal our customer base is and how dedicated our employees are. Without that support, this year would have been even tougher. It has shown us the love and care that exists in this community. Thank you, Pensacola. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? My grandmother has always said, "Inch by inch, life's a cinch; yard by yard, life is hard."—Elizabeth What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Hopefully in 2021, we can look forward to all the community we've missed this year—full restaurants, festivals, live music and gatherings throughout our city. And most importantly, no more masks. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? A couple of our local favorites include sodas from our friends at Big Jerk Soda Co., tacos from Tacos El Amigo, juice from The Daily Squeeze, cold beer from Odd Colony Brewing Company, daiquiris from Perfect Plain Brewing Company, a beach day at Paradise Bar & Grill and hanging at The Magnolia. Answers by: Brad Jones, Executive Chef/ Owner, and Elizabeth Jones, General Manager/Owner

NOMADIC EATS

9 E. Gregory St., nomadiceats.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 will not kill us. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Fried chicken makes everything better. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Less epic social disasters and a return to normalcy. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Restaurant IRON, Union Public House, The Nest General Store and Saigon Oriental Market & Deli. Answers by: Randy Russell, Chef

RESTAURANT IRON

22 N. Palafox, restaurantiron.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges for our team and our community as a whole. This year has reminded us more than ever that we are a family. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? More gnocchi. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? We are excited to put 2020 in the rear view and thankful for the strength that we have built facing this year together. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Kingfisher, The Dwarf (Legendary "Chicken Stand"), SaBai 73


on Jefferson, The Kennedy, Union Public House, Global Grill … and we miss chizuko. Answers by: Michael Firth, General Manager

SABAI ON JEFFERSON

130 S. Jefferson St., facebook.com/sabaithai.soj What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Where to begin? 2020 has taught me patience and to be strong—not physically, but mentally. Our first year being open in downtown Pensacola has been fun, but 2020 has made it extra fun. We have to adjust to the changes. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? "Just keep swimming."—Dory What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? It was a shock to the team when I announced we were expanding and opened up E-Saan Thai Street Food at The Garden at Palafox + Main. We're a creative team, and we have a lot of ideas to show Pensacola. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? On break, Myke and I enjoy visiting other service industry friends we've meet this past year. Taco Agave, Global Grill, The Wine Bar on Palafox, Restaurant IRON, Garden & Grain and Nom Sushi Izakaya are just a few of our favorite places to hang. Answers by: Pam VanNess, Chef/Owner

SAMMY BARKER'S AMERICAN STREET FOOD

875 E. Nine Mile Road, sammybarkers.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has been a challenging year not only for us, but also for the food and beverage industry. We learned that our community will rally around us and wants us to succeed. We are appreciative of all our loyal customers. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Tomorrow will be better. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? A little normalcy and growth sounds good for 2021. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Sky's Pizza

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Pie, VooDoo BBQ & Grill, Big Jerk Soda Co., Mrs. Jones Cold Brew, Hot Spot Barbecue, I Heart Bento, Bon Beans Organic Coffee, Tea & Juice, Little Madness Brewing Co. and Union Public House. Answers by: Joel Jacobs, Owner

SKY'S PIZZA PIE

5559 N. Davis Highway, skyspizzapie.com What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? 2020 has taught us that you can lose everything no matter hard you've worked for it, and your best employees will rise to the occasion to keep things going. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Keep it moving. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Normalcy of any type. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Lao Ocean in Gulf Breeze. Answers by: Sarah Noble, Owner

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL PENSACOLA

1741 E. Nine Mile Road, Ste. 9, voodoobbq.com/pensacola What has 2020 taught you about your businesses, employees and/or customers? Be quick to adapt. Listen to your guests and they will tell you what will keep them coming back. Listen to your employees and they will share ideas to improve your business. Do you have a quote or mantra that keeps you going when things get tough? Focus on the things you can control. Pay no thought to the things beyond your control. What are you looking forward to next year—for your business, our city and beyond? Business—being able to cater to large gatherings of people again. Community—hopefully, more unity. Personally—traveling to some musical festivals with our friends. Other than your business, what are some of your local favorites? Sammy Barker's, Szotski's Cheesecakes, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Vinyl Music Hall, Flounder's Chowder House and Paradise Bar & Grill. Answers by: Rick and Sylvana West, Owners {in}

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a&e happenings Attending "normal" events might not be happening yet—but that doesn't mean local businesses and nonprofits aren't still keeping the community connected in creative ways.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

AN AL FRESCO HALLOWEEN WITH WEST FLORIDA PUBLIC LIBRARIES Join West Florida Public Libraries for a visit across space, time and reality. The libraries' mega mobile diorama supported by a cast of unique characters will be on site for more fun. Prizes and activities will be available. Appropriate social distance measures will be observed. For more information, visit mywfpl.com. Dates and locations as follows: •Friday, Oct. 16, 3-5 p.m.: Bellview Library, 6425 Mobile Highway •Saturday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway •Friday, Oct. 23, 3-5 p.m.: Century Branch Library, 7991 N. Century Blvd. •Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. •Friday, Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m.: Westside Branch Library, 1301 W. Gregory St. •Saturday, Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.: Molino Branch Library, 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino

HAUNTED ROOM AT ESCAPE ON PALAFOX Escape a haunted room before

you're cursed forever in the latest themed escape room from Escape on Palafox, located at 28 S. Palafox. Book your room at escapeonpalafox.com.

BOO AT THE ZOO Designed for a younger

audience, families can enjoy scare-free, daytime fun for children and the young at heart. Gulf Breeze Zoo's Boo at the Zoo festival includes Halloween entertainment and kid-friendly fun around every corner. Explore the trick-or-treat trail complete with candy, treats and toys, bounce houses, face painting, along with the entire zoo. The trick-or-treat trail has been expanded to incorporate social distancing and CDC guidelines. Tickets must be pre-purchased this year in order to comply with these recommendations to ensure a safe, fun environment for everyone. Vendors at trick-or-treat stations will be following CDC guidelines as well. Boo at the Zoo is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct.

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17-18, 24-25 & 31. For tickets and more information, visit gbzoo.com.

CREEPY HOLLOW WOODS Creepy Hollow Woods is back. No hands-on contact. The woods open at 6 p.m., and the haunt will begin at dark between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Dates are Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31. Tickets are $15. To purchase, visit facebook. com/creepyhollowwoodsfl.

HOLLAND FARMS PUMPKIN PATCH & MAZE Enjoy all the fall activities at Holland

Farms, located at 2055 Homer Holland Road in Milton. A $12 wristband allows you to pick a pumpkin and enjoy activities such as corn box, zip lines, petting zoo, pedal tractor cart racing and more. The farm is open MondayFriday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.6 p.m. through Nov. 7. For more information, visit facebook.com/hollandfarmsonline.

HALLOWEEN AT BLUE WAHOOS STADIUM: MOVIE & TRICK-OR-TREAT

The Blue Wahoos and the Junior League of Pensacola will join together on Saturday, Oct. 24, to present "Healthy Halloween" at Blue Wahoos Stadium featuring safe trick-ortreating and a family-friendly movie. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for trick-or-treating hosted by the Junior League of Pensacola. At 6:30 p.m., guests can enjoy a showing of "Coco" on the videoboard. Tickets to the event are $5 and include both trick-or-treating and the movie. A limited number of tickets will be sold. For more information, visit facebook. com/bluewahoosbaseball. Masks are required for all guests and staff throughout the event and should be worn any time guests are moving about the stadium. They may be removed when guests are eating or drinking or appropriately distanced. During the film, guests will have the opportunity to sit on the field at Blue Wahoos Stadium to watch the movie on the stadium's videoboard. No group larger than 10 people will be permitted to sit together, and all separate groups will be required to sit a minimum of six feet apart in accordance with local and state physical distancing guidelines. The stadium's stands will also be open for seating. Grab-and-go style concessions will be available during the event at multiple

points throughout the stadium. No chairs or outside food or drink will be permitted. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket for their group to sit on. Tickets to both events are available now at bluewahoos.com.

NONPROFITS & FUNDRAISERS DOGGY BATHE-IN AT PENSACOLA HUMANE SOCIETY The next bath-in

is Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Pensacola Humane Society, located at 5 N. Q St. Get a low-cost bath, flea dip, and nail trim for your pooch. Monies raised from the Oct. 17, bathe-in n will help purchase large dog crates and cat carriers for animals going into foster care. For more information, visit pensacolahumane.org.

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR STEPPING OUT IN STYLE – OFF RUNWAY FASHION SHOW The 44th annual Stepping

Out in Style Fashion Show, presented by the Women's Board of Baptist Health Care Foundation, will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 29. This year, the event is virtual with a short program, fashion show, silent auction via a mobile bidding site and a $2,000 Beré Jewelers chance drawing. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund to support Baptist Health Care's highest-priority COVID-19 response efforts, such as COVID-19 detection kits, N95 respirators, protective gowns, expanding isolation areas of Baptist hospitals to create additional negative pressure rooms and team member emergency assistance.   Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at bit.ly/steppingoutinstyle20. 

PENSACON PARTNERS WITH WEEKEND BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM

Pensacon is partnering with Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church to help feed children in need who attend O.J. Semmes Elementary School in the new school year. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, Pensacon will be giving away passes to its 2021 event, scheduled for Feb. 26-28, to donors to Saint Christopher's Weekend Backpack Food program. The convention will award a pair of VIP Experience passes to one donor in September and a pair of weekend passes to

one donor per month starting in October and running through February. A donation of just $135 can fill a backpack for one child for nine months, which covers the entire school year. All those who donate any amount of food or money each month will be entered into the monthly drawings. A collection table will be set up at the church, 3200 N. 12th Ave, on the Memorial Garden patio (in the front on the right) during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Additionally, a donation box is set up behind the church seven days a week. For more information on St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and the Weekend Backpack Food program, visit scpen.org. For more information on Pensacon, visit pensacon.com.

PENSACOLA OSTEOPATHS HOSTS IN-CLINIC FOOD PANTRY Pensacola

Osteopaths' in-clinic food pantry is open and available any time that the clinic is open, which is typically Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., for both patients and members of the community who are concerned about hunger and income during the COVID-19 crisis. Anyone is welcome for as long as there is food available—no questions asked. "As a doctor, I cannot ensure good health outcomes when my patients are hungry or when they're worried about their kids going hungry," said Dr. Alexys Hillman. "I've never been the type to stand by, see a situation and not take action. If there's something I can do to help, I'm going to do it, and in this case, an in-clinic food pantry helps a lot of people." Pensacola Osteopaths is located 14 W. Jordan St., Ste. C. Donations to the food pantry are accepted. For more information, call 368-7528.

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DRAG IS BACK AT DOLCE AND GELATO Watch Wyntier Kandiey perform 8-9

p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, bringing back drag shows to Dolce and Gelato, located at 2050 N. 12th Ave. Raffle prizes and frozen rosé available all day. For more information, visit facebook. com/dolcegelatopensacola.

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a&e happenings Pussycat will present a virtual puppet-making workshop at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Her puppets, video work and photographs are currently on display in the PMA's exhibit "…I Forgot to Laugh: Humor & Contemporary Art." The online workshop is free, but there is the opportunity to purchase $20 art kits with a punch-out puppet theatre and various supplies. For more information, visit pensacolamuseum.org.

Church will present "Hocus Pocus" Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at The Rex Theatre, 18 N. Palafox. Admission is $5 (cash only suggested donation). All tickets will be sold at the door. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) Masks are required, social distancing will be in place with 50% maximum seating capacity. For more information, visit pensacolacinemaart.com.

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PMA NEW EXHIBIT Pensacola Museum of Art's latest exhibit is "Bring Me the Head of Osceola // There is More to Remember" from AnArchivist Sean Linezo. The exhibit interrogates the historical narratives of Osceola's death and explores representations of the famous Seminole leader in visual and popular culture. The exhibition is part of a larger initiative by the artist to make space for the representation of Native Americans in Florida history. The exhibition will be on view in the PMA Stairwell Gallery until Dec. 6. For more information, visit pensacolamuseum.org.

BALLET PENSACOLA VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING AND NEW SEASON Ballet

Pensacola Village's Museum of Industry, Julee Cottage, Barrios Cottage and Old Christ Church are now re-open. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Timed tickets are available at historicpensacola.org.

PLT PRESENTS: STEEL MAGNOLIAS

The Pensacola Little Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias" Oct. 9-25. Live performance dates and streaming options will be available. Watch website for details at pensacolalittletheatre.com. There will be limiting seating in the theatre, and masks will be required at live performances. Tickets are available online and by calling the Box Office at 432-2042.

DEBATE PARTY AT DOLCE AND GELATO Commiserate, celebrate, or drown it all out with a beer as you watch the vice presidential debate at Dolce and Gelato, 2050 N. 12th Ave. 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Dress as your favorite (or least favorite) politician. Prizes for best outfit. For more information, visit facebook.com/dolcegelatopensacola.

GALLERY NIGHT PENSACOLA PRESENTS: ARTIST TALKS Join Gallery Night

Director Sydney Robinson as she interviews Pensacola area artists about their creative process. The Artist Talks series is a biweekly virtual event available on Facebook Live. Join in by visiting facebook.com/gallerynightpensacola.

VIRTUAL PUMPKIN PARTY For those who never miss a Strong Street Studio's glass pumpkin patch, you don't have to miss out during the pandemic. This year, the pumpkin patch will be online. Shipping will be available as well as curbside pickup for locals. Check out the pumpkin inventory Oct. 17 and 31 and Nov. 14. For more information, visit strongstreetstudioglass.com. HOCUS POCUS AT THE REX THEATRE Pensacola Cinema Art and Generation October 15, 2020

tiques Inaugural Pumpkin Decorating contest is now open to anyone. Your $10 registration fee goes to a good cause, with 100% of profits benefiting your selected charities and winners picking their choice of nonprofit organizations. Voting will be $1 for each ballot. The pumpkins cannot be carved. The decorations will need to be all done on the exterior of the pumpkin. Any theme is open. However, any pumpkin deemed inappropriate will not be accepted. The deadline for dropping off completed pumpkins at Alyssa's is Friday, Oct. 9. Public voting both online and in store will be Oct.10-26. The winner will be announced on Oct. 27. For more information, visit shopalyssas.com.

Pensacola's 2020-2021 season kicks off in October with the virtual performance of "Unhinge the Wind" premiering Oct. 9. The performance will be live streamed online Oct. 16-18. For more information, and to see the entire season lineup, visit balletpensacola.org.

FIRST CITY ART CENTER'S 14TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN PATCH AT WAHOOS STADIUM For the first year ever, First City

Art Center is hosting their largest annual fundraising event at a new location—the Blue Wahoos Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. The change in venue allows for more outdoor space, more social-distancing capabilities and more available parking. First City Art Center's Pumpkin Patch is 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The event supports FCAC as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit center for the arts, offering affordable education and outreach programs. Pumpkin purchases also help to support over 40 local artists. The event features thousands of one-of-a kind handmade glass and ceramic pumpkins from over 40 individual local artists starting at $20. For more information, visit firstcityart.org.

SINGERS' CINEMA Every Friday afternoon through August, enjoy a movie pick from the Choral Society of Pensacola. Information on each week's movie and where to find it online will be available on their Facebook page, facebook.com/choralsocietyofpensacola. Some can be viewed free; most are available for rent for under $5. Watch the movie over the weekend, and then join the Choral Society Monday evenings for a Zoom session to share your thoughts. for more listings visit inweekly.net

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free will astrology WEEK OF OCTOBER 15 ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): Would

you be willing to meditate on how you might become more skilled in the arts of intimacy? Would you consider reading books and websites that offer guidance about strategies for being the best partner and ally you can be? Are you receptive to becoming more devoted to practicing empathy and deep listening? I'm not saying you're deficient in these matters, nor am I implying that you need to improve your mastery of them any more than the rest of us. I simply want you to know that now is an especially favorable time for you to make progress.

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CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): A blogger

named Dr.LoveLlama writes, "You may think I am walking around the house with a blanket around my shoulders because I am cold, but in fact the 'blanket' is my cloak and I am on a fantasy adventure." I approve of such behavior during our ongoing struggles with COVID-19, and I especially recommend it to you in the coming days. You'll be wise to supercharge your imagination, giving it permission to dream up heroic adventures and epic exploits that you may or may not actually undertake someday. It's time to become braver and more playful in the inner realms.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): According to

chien et loup' is a French idiom that literally means "between dog and wolf." It's used to describe twilight or dusk, when the light is faint and it's tough to distinguish between a dog and a wolf. But it may also suggest a situation that is a blend of the familiar and the unknown, or even a moment when what's ordinary and routine is becoming unruly or wild. 'Entre chien et loup' suggests an intermediary state that's unpredictable or beyond our ability to define. In accordance with astrological omens, I propose you regard it as one of your main themes for now. Don't fight it; enjoy it! Thrive on it!

author Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell, "The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth." I recommend that you meditate on that perspective. Make it your keynote. Your physical organism always has wisdom to impart, and you can always benefit from tuning in to it—and that's especially important for you right now. So let me ask you— How much skill do you have in listening to what your body tells you? How receptive are you to its unique and sometimes subtle forms of expression? I hope you'll enhance your ability to commune with it during the next four weeks.

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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): In his

years, the beloved American TV personality Mr. Rogers did a show for children. He's now widely acknowledged as having been a powerful teacher of goodness and morality. Here's a fun fact—His actual middle name was "McFeely." I propose that you use that as a nickname for yourself. If McFeely doesn't quite appeal to you, maybe try "Feel Maestro" or "Emotion Adept" or "Sensitivity Genius." Doing so might help inspire you to fulfill your astrological assignment in the coming weeks, which is to allow yourself to experience more deep feelings than usual—and thereby enhance your heart intelligence. That's crucial! In the coming weeks, your head intelligence needs your heart intelligence to be working at peak capacity.

fictional memoir "Running in the Family," Virgo author Michael Ondaatje returns to Sri Lanka, the land where he spent his childhood, after many years away. At one point he enthuses that he would sometimes wake up in the morning and "just smell things for the whole day." I'd love for you to try a similar experiment, Virgo—Treat yourself to a festival of aromas. Give yourself freely to consorting with the sensual joy of the world's many scents. Does that sound frivolous? I don't think it is. I believe it would have a deeply calming and grounding effect on you. It would anchor you more thoroughly in the here and now of your actual life and inspire you to shed any fantasies that you should be different from who you are.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): "The hardest thing you will ever do is trust yourself," says Libran journalist Barbara Walters. Really? I don't think so. In my experience, the hardest thing to do is to consistently treat ourselves with the loving care we need to be mentally and physically healthy. But I do acknowledge that trusting ourselves is also an iffy task for many of us. And yet that's often because we don't habitually give ourselves the loving care we need to be healthy. How can we trust ourselves if we don't put in the work necessary to ensure our vitality? But here's the good news, Libra: In the coming weeks, you're likely to be extra motivated and intuitively astute whenever you improve the way you nurture yourself. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): "You can't learn anything when you're trying to look like the smartest person in the room," writes author Barbara Kingsolver. That's a useful message for you right now. Why? Because you will soon be exposed to teachings that could change your life for the better. And if you hope to be fully available for those teachings, you must be extra receptive and curious and open-minded—which means you shouldn't try to seem like you already know everything you need to know.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21):

I've decided not to use quotes by famous writers who've endorsed bigoted ideas. In the future, my horoscopes won't mention the work of T. S. Eliot, Roald Dahl, V. S. Naipaul, Edith Wharton, Kingsley Amis, H. P. Lovecraft, Flannery O'Connor, Rudyard Kipling and Louis-Ferdinand Celine. I'm sorry to see them go, because I've learned a lot from some of them. And I understand that many were reflecting attitudes that were widespread in their era and milieu. But as I've deepened my commitment to fighting prejudice, I've come to the conclusion that I personally don't want to engage with past perpetrators. Now, in accordance with current astrological omens, I invite you to take an inventory of your own relationship with bigoted influences—and consider making some shifts in your behavior. (More info at tinyurl.com/bigotedauthors1 and tinyurl.com/bigotedauthors2)

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Capricorn chemist Tu YouYou doesn't have a medical degree or PhD. Yet she discovered a treatment for malaria that has saved millions of lives. The drug was derived from an ancient herbal medicine that she spent years tracking down. In part because of her lack of credentials, she remained virtually unsung from the time she helped come up with the cure in 1977 until she won a Nobel Prize in 2015. What's most unsung about your accomplishments, Capricorn? There's a much better chance than usual that it will finally be appreciated in the coming months. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): "Luck is what happens to you when fate gets tired of waiting," says author Gregory David Roberts. If that's true, I expect that a surge of luck will flow your way soon. According to my astrological analysis, fate has grown impatient waiting for you to take the actions that would launch your life story's next chapter. Hopefully, a series of propitious flukes will precipitate the postponed but necessary transformations. My advice? Don't question the unexpected perks. Don't get in their way. Allow them to work their magic. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): Have you formulated wily plans and crafty maneuvers to help you navigate through the labyrinthine tests and trials up ahead? I hope so. If you hope to solve the dicey riddles and elude the deceptive temptations, you'll need to use one of your best old tricks—and come up with a new trick, as well. But please keep this important caveat in mind: To succeed, you won't necessarily have to break the rules. It may be sufficient merely to make the rules more supple and flexible. THIS WEEK'S HOMEWORK: What belief would you be willing to change your mind about if offered convincing counter evidence?

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news of the weird COMPELLING EXPLANATIONS In June, Connecticut State Police investigating a December armed robbery outside the Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant in Norwich arrived at the Corrigan Correctional Center in Montville to obtain a DNA sample from Gregory Blue, 38, who first accused police of planting his DNA at the scene of the robbery before telling them "a phlebotomist who took his blood years ago dropped his DNA at the scene via airplane," according to authorities. Investigators had found blood at the scene of the robbery and on hats the unidentified 45-year-old victim said had been left by the assailant. The Connecticut Post reported the DNA samples matched, according to the arrest warrant, and on Sept. 25, Blue was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. NEWS THAT SOUNDS LIKE A JOKE Larry Stothers, 41, and Jayson Rappa, 31, were arrested on Sept. 26 in Largo, Florida, and charged with strong-arm robbery after allegedly stealing a prosthetic leg, according to The Smoking Gun. Police say they were called by the victim after Stothers and Rappa confronted him over a stolen backpack, "and in the course of the fight, a prosthetic leg was taken from the victim." Court records did not reveal the whereabouts of the leg. •An aggressive Muscovy duck named Bob in Mansfield, England, has terrorized postman Steve Hinds to the point that Hinds has refused to deliver mail to the duck's owners until they contain him, The Scottish Sun reported. Hinds told the Sun that on Oct. 3, "The duck started hissing at me and ... it ran me up the path snapping its beak." The apologetic owners left a Crunchie candy bar as a peace offering for Hinds and a note reading, "He used to be lovely and cuddly. Now he is a vicious sex-maniac! We have fenced him in and hopefully he won't escape." But two days later, Bob escaped the fence and came after Hinds again. At press time, the standoff continues.

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ANGER MANAGEMENT Justin Anthony Garcia, 30, of Lehigh Acres, Florida, landed in the Lee County Jail on Sept. 27 on charges of aggravated battery following a heated argument over which is better: whole milk or almond milk, reported Fox 23 News. Deputies of the Lee County Sheriff 's Office were called to the scene after the disagreement between two cousins escalated from verbal to physical, according to court documents, eventually ending with Garcia drawing a pocketknife and chasing his cousin through the front yard, cutting him on the torso. An uncle intervened and separated the two until deputies arrived, but the arrest complaint does not say which type of milk Garcia prefers. GREAT ART! Passersby were in awe as 32 tons of raw carrots were dumped from a large truck onto a road running through the University of London campus on Sept. 30. The carrots were an art installation presented as part of the Goldsmiths art college Master of Fine Arts degree show by student Rafael Perez Evans, who titled his work "Grounding" and said it is designed to raise awareness about food waste, United Press International reported. The show ran from Oct. 2-6, and "Rafael has arranged for the carrots to be removed at the end of the exhibition and donated to animals," a university spokesperson said. RECENT ALARMING HEADLINES In White Marsh, Maryland, a person driving past the closed Rustic Inn bar on the morning of Oct. 7 saw what they thought was a Halloween decoration in the parking lot, WJZ reported. After doubling back, the driver determined it was a dead body, and "the body has suffered some sort of trauma," said Jennifer Peach of the Baltimore County Police Department. Peach went on to appeal for tips from the public: "We don't have a lot of information at this point." {in}

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