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RYAN SCHICK Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida announced that Petty Officer First Class Ryan Schick has been named as the Ron Mobayed Military Big of the Year for 2017-18. Schick has been matched with his Little Brother Sean since 2015. He has been in the Navy for 10 years and is currently with the Blue Angels as a logistics specialist. The Ron Mobayed Military Big of the Year Award was established as a memorial to the life of Lt. Ronald Joseph Mobayed, who was an outstanding Big Brother while he was stationed in Pensacola for flight training. Tragically, Ron and his crew were killed in the line of duty on Oct. 3, 1995. ADELL M. WILLIAMS The Baptist Health Care Foundation received a gift of more than $600,000 from the Estate of Adell M. Williams. Williams and her husband, John, were lifelong supporters of Baptist Health Care and its mission of helping people throughout life's journey.


CONDUENT The vendor for the Florida Turnpike Enterprise's SunPass system so botched its $287 million upgrade that the system has a backlog of toll transactions that grew to more than 100 million, according to media reports. The Florida Department of Transportation said the transactions would be posted in the order they were made since the upgrades began on June 6. No late fees or penalties will be imposed until the system is operating fully.

ANDREA MINYARD We may have found out why the District 1 medical examiner fought to prevent an audit of her office. She has been making an annual personal salary of more than $673,000, including benefits, from the four counties—Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton—her office covers, according to an audit conducted by Okaloosa County's Department of Inspector General. Minyard may be the highest paid public servant in Northwest Florida, and no one knew it until the audit. SCOTT PRUITT The Environmental Protec-

tion Agency administrator resigned last week after months of ethics controversies. Pruitt faced more than a dozen inquiries or reviews into his practices at the agency, including his first-class plane travel, a room that he rented from a lobbyist at $50 per night and the installation of a soundproof booth in his office. GOP and Democratic lawmakers, environmental groups and government watchdogs also questioned his security team, raises for political appointees and attempts to get his wife a Chick-fil-A franchise.

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MAY, PAUL WERE BETTER Malcolm Thomas has not improved the Escambia County Public School District as he promised when he was elected in 2008. The school grades have dropped steeply under his leadership. While the number of high performing public schools has risen in Florida, the past 10 years have been dreadful for many Escambia County public school students. Our schools graded higher under Thomas' predecessors, Jim May and Jim Paul. In FY 2000, his final full school year, Superintendent Jim May had 14 'A' and 2 'B' schools. Of his 32 elementary schools, 15 were 'A' or 'B' schools—47 percent. He had one 'A' and six 'C' middle schools, and all seven high schools earned 'C's. Superintendent Jim Paul turned the school district around. By his final full year, FY 2008, he had 20 'A' schools, a 23.8 percent improvement in eight years. Of his 34 elementary schools, 19 were 'A' or 'B' schools—56 percent. Four of his nine middle schools earned 'A's and two earned 'B's—a combined two-thirds of the middle schools. Of his seven high schools, three were 'A' or 'B' schools. For FY 2018, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas only had eight 'A' schools—a 43 percent drop since 2000 and down 60 percent since 2008. Only a third of his 31 elementary schools earned 'A's and 'B's. Of his six high schools, Thomas had one 'A,' West Florida, and one 'B,' Tate.

The middle schools have been a disaster for Thomas. Of his nine middle schools, only Brown Barge earned an 'A.' Ransom, which had an 'A' under Paul, received a 'B.' Ernest Ward and Jim Bailey were 'A' schools under Paul. This past year, they earned 'C's. Thomas made Workman Middle an IB middle school, and its grade has dropped from a 'B' under Paul to a 'C.' Three middle schools, Bellview, Warrington and Woodham, are among the bottom 10 percent in the state. Thomas has improved the high school graduation rate over the past nine years. In 2008, the graduation rate was 53.5 percent. The graduation for 2017 was 79.5 percent—a 48.5 percent jump. However, Thomas has done it with students that spent their first four years in elementary schools under the Paul administration. The next superintendent won't be as fortunate. Thomas is lost when it comes to meeting the challenges of educating Escambia County children. His experiments at Montclair Elementary, Warrington Middle and Workman Middle haven't worked. He also tried extending school hours, adding tutors and drilling students on the tests. Jim Paul did meet the challenge, as have other superintendents around the state. We shouldn't have to accept mediocrity or any more excuses from the district administration. {in}

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Minyard to another term. Her current term expired July 1.

An audit conducted of the District 1 Medical Examiner's Office (DMEO) resulted in several allegations of misallocations of costs between Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties, duplication of charges and use of public funds for private purposes. Brad Embry, Okaloosa County's Inspector General, conducted the audit and recommended the counties drafted new contracts with the Medical Examiner's Office requiring more detailed budget documentation and annual audits. Ted Borowski, Medical Examiner Dr. Andrea Minyard's legal counsel, questioned the objectivity of the audit that he believed went beyond an examination of finances of the Medical Examiner's Office. He wrote in his response to the report, "The contents of this 'audit' merely reflect an attempt to affirm the misinformation being widely circulated by Sheriff Ashley." According to Borowski, the "inflammatory statements" made by Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley and others included "Dr. Minyard makes more than a million dollars a year; the DMEO was performing more than 800 y-incision autopsies per year a decade ago; Dr. Minyard does not want to hire an associate because she wants to keep the money for herself." And this has hit the news as Gov. Rick Scott must decide whether to reappoint



The state of Florida is divided into 25 medical examiner districts. The district medical examiners are appointed by the governor to three-year terms. Fees, salaries and expenses related to the district medical examiner may be paid from the general funds or other funds under the control of the board of county commissioners. The district includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Each county has a separate contract with the District Medical Examiner (DME). Minyard has been the medical examiner for District 1 since 2004. She replaced Dr. Gary Cumberland, who resigned amid ethical questions from the state Medical Examiners Commission. Cumberland was president of Pensacola Pathologists P.A., which had done no-bid lab work for the Medical Examiner's Office. He had split his time between the Medical Examiner's Office and his private pathology practice. Minyard had worked as an associate medical examiner in the District 1 office since September 2002. Before then, she worked in the district offices in Panama City and Leesburg and the Montgomery County office in Dayton, Ohio. A 16-member panel nominated her with the blessing of State Attorney Curtis Golden. Gov. Jeb Bush appointed her to the position. Some of Minyard's problems with the

auditors appear to be tied to a private company she owns. Payments from all four counties in the district related to cost reimbursements and professional fees associated with the DMEO are made payable to Gulf Coast Autopsy Physicians, P.A. (GCAP), a for-profit corporation of which she is the sole shareholder. Through her attorney, Minyard initially refused to provide certain records and disputed the counties' right to audit. The Okaloosa County Inspector General's Office requested the year-end financial statements of 2016 and 2017, a copy of the Intuit QuickBooks files, business tax filings and a copy of DMEO policies and procedures. Minyard eventually relinquished a digital copy of their Intuit QuickBooks files, a portion of their 2017 tax statement and a copy of DMEO policies and procedures as well as a portion of the requested information. During the audit period (Oct. 1, 2016-Mar. 31, 2018), approximately $2.48 million in revenue entered the DMEO. This amount includes all payments made to the DME for professional fees, employee salaries, employee/reimbursable costs, cremation fees, report fees, expert witness fees and Florida Department of Corrections fees. Escambia County provided 44.35 percent of the revenue. Minyard's average annual compensation for the audit period, including her salary, bonuses, distributions from GCAP and county-paid benefits and ancillary costs, totaled $673,129.26. The DMEO contracts for body removal/ transport and pathology services. The auditors reviewed all of Okaloosa's cases during the 18-month audit period and compared the case list for Okaloosa County to the body removal and pathology invoices. They found Okaloosa was billed for body removal and pathology cases that were not listed on their case list. They also sampled body removal invoices for all four counties and found instances in all in which the counties were billed twice for removal services for the same body. In January 2018, the counties were charged twice for five bodies to be moved from a funeral home to the DMEO and back. Okaloosa County was billed to move bodies from the Fort Walton Beach morgue to the Pensacola morgue and back. According to the report, the auditors found Minyard was using the business account of the DMEO to pay for bonuses, regular luncheons, birthday celebrations for employees, her personal accounting fees and her federal taxes. The auditor wrote, "It does not appear that all the professional fees paid by the counties are being used to do the counties' business." The auditors recommended all future contracts with the medical examiner should require the annual budget to be comprehensive, inclusive of all expected revenues and expenses related to the official duties

of the office. The agreements also should include language about the compensation of the counties for resources being used by the DMEO for other purposes and an audit clause allowing for the examination of all revenues and expenses related to the DMEO's official duties, not just county expenses. They recommended the counties should ensure that revenue from cremation authorization fees are included in the medical examiner's annual budget and is applied to the operating expenses of the office, not personal income for the DME. The counties should require detailed documentation for all requested reimbursements to ensure they are fulfilling a public purpose. Since the DME's compensation is not clearly defined and the DME's workload, absent a full-time associate medical examiner, appears excessive, according to the auditors, they recommended the counties consider contractual language that would define the amount or range of annual compensation for the district medical examiner and any associate medical examiners. In addition, because the practice guidelines only reference workload requirements for fulltime associate medical examiners, the auditors recommended the Boards of County Commissioners seek guidance from the Florida Medical Examiner Commission for recommended workload for district medical examiners.


Minyard's attorney, Borowski, responded to the findings. He wrote that there is no requirement or obligation to provide a comprehensive budget for the district nor have any counties requested one. The counties have no claim to the revenues of the Medical Examiner's Office from fees charged for services to other parties, "especially to the revenues of GCAP." "There has been no failure on the part of the medical examiner to fulfill this nonexistent obligation," said Borowski. He said the alleged uncompensated county-funded resources are neither identified nor quantified. The auditor's finding of collecting cremation authorization fees without the proper legal authority is "fundamentally incorrect," and he provided resolutions supporting his position. Borowski asserted that it's counties that determine the appropriate documentation for invoices, and he said that auditors failed to identify any alternative public purposes for which public funds are being paid. "Dr. Minyard's character and work ethic have been disparaged despite fulfilling her contractual obligations in a professional manner," wrote Borowski in the conclusion of his response. "This Response Draft is not a proper audit under the Standards of Professional Practices, the Code of Ethics, or the Rules of Conduct for internal audits and auditors." {in}

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By Sammi Sontag

Approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, were systematically murdered by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Teacher Lauren Samoszenko educates her Ransom Middle School students about the Holocaust and was recently honored for her efforts. Samoszenko, 29, was chosen as a 2018 Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Alfred Lerner Fellow, along with 29 other educators from 12 different states, Poland and Croatia. During a five-day seminar at Columbia University, she and her colleagues delved deep into Holocaust history. "This was definitely an intense week," she said. "We learned more than I ever thought I could have in a week. The professors and the doctors and all the lecturers that were brought in were very well-versed and so knowledgeable."

"This was definitely an intense week," she said. "We learned more than I ever thought I could have in a week." Lauren Samoszenko She added, "And it was wonderful that they didn't talk over your head. It was content you could actually understand." Samoszenko has taught middle school civics for six years. She became passionate about the Holocaust after she learned about her grandfather's experience in Bremerhaven, Germany, when she was in college. Her grandfather was born in the concentration camp when it was under Nazi control and lived there until he was eight years old in 1950. After the camp's liberation, it became a displaced persons camp. Her grandfather's experience struck a chord within her, so she began to educate herself further. "I didn't learn about the Holocaust in depth until I was much older," she said. "And I want my students to have exposure to it much before the end of their high school career. So at the end of every school year, after I teach civics, I'm allowed to teach whatever I want, and I teach the Holocaust. It's usually the first time they're learning about it, so it's interesting to them." She realized how critical Holocaust studies are because the Panhandle lacks true concentrated Holocaust education, she said. So, she created a Holocaust studies curriculum for her seventh-grade students. "The state of Florida legally mandates Holocaust studies for grades K-12," Samoszenko said. "It depends on the teacher, 88

but it's not something that is often pushed. I think in South Florida it happens more often because there are more Holocaust survivors and people who are more vocal in that area, but especially in our region it just doesn't get taught as much." She added, "But then when it is taught in world and U.S. history, those teachers just have such a broad span of content to cover that a lot of time they can only spend a class period on the Holocaust, so they don't get behind on other material." The Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education in Mobile, Ala., nominated Samoszenko for the Alfred Lerner Fellowship program this year. The center provides training for teachers and educators who want to learn about the Holocaust and how to teach it. It also honors Holocaust victims and supports Holocaust scholarship so those who wish to educate themselves can. "The center brings in different speakers to talk about the Holocaust and to teach on different aspects of the Holocaust," Samoszenko said. "They also include a lot of pedagogy. There is also a survivor who lives in Mobile who is very prolific in speaking, Agnes Tennenbaum. They would bring her out to speak, but their primary focus is different one-day workshops that included lectures and pedagogy that get teachers connected to different resources." Programming through The Gulf Coast Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education is entirely free and available to anyone who wishes to learn more. Many boxes must be checked to qualify as a Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR) Alfred Lerner Fellow. Participants must teach English or social studies at the middle or high school level, must have taught at least five years, are at least five years from retirement and currently teach the Holocaust in his or her classroom. Participants also must come from an area where the JFR operates Holocaust Centers of Excellence with a local Holocaust museum or center, and Samoszenko fit the bill.

"Most of the participants were high school teachers, with a few museum or center staff members in attendance too." Samoszenko "There were only four or five middle school teachers at the seminar," she said. "Most of the participants were high school teachers, with a few museum or center staff members in attendance, too. The whole group listened to lectures that were

followed up by Q&A. I did take a ton of notes and did a lot of intense listening." The Fellowship program is named in commemoration of Alfred Lerner, who died in October of 2002. Lerner was an advisor and supporter of JFR for many years. He was committed to JFR and, particularly, Holocaust education. The summer program is held at Columbia University in New York. A number of Holocaust scholars lecture throughout the five days, providing information, sharing stories and teaching about World War II. "Probably one of the most interesting lectures we had was on medicine during the Holocaust," she said. "Talking about the ethical standards of the Nazis and how they learned so much during the Holocaust about medical advancements, but the participants weren't really willing participants." She continued, "So there's this ethical standard—we learned so much but do we not use the different techniques for pilots such as needing to have their necks covered when they go into space or fly at a certain altitude because the participants were concentration camp people. Can we soundly use that information now because they weren't willing participants?" The academic seminar is designed to promote conversation about Holocaust education and gather new information that can be brought back to the schools, Samoszenko said.

"For my classroom, I think what I took back most from the lectures was that the roots of antiSemitism didn't just start with Hitler." Samoszenko "For my classroom, I think what I took back most from the lectures was that the roots of anti-Semitism didn't just start with Hitler," she said. "That's something that my kids struggle to understand—not because it's not taught well, but it can be confusing. But back in the 1200s, Jews were pushed into the ghettos of Venice. I think that's something my students need to really understand." To date, there are more than 600 Alfred Learner Fellows, educators who dedicate themselves to inform the younger generations about the horrors of the Holocaust to make sure that the history is known and does not repeat itself. "Being an Alfred Learner Fellow makes me feel like I'm part of a larger community," Samoszenko said. "It makes me want to continue my education and to hear more about the history of the Holocaust, much more than I have done in the past." {in}

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UWF DEAN NAMED The University of West

Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health has named Dr. Denise M. Seabert as the new dean of the college. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Denise Seabert as the new dean of the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health," said Dr. George Ellenberg, UWF provost and senior vice president. "Dr. Seabert's expertise in health and wellness education will be a great addition in our efforts to take the college to a new level through academic teachings, research in the health fields and community outreach." For more than 20 years, Seabert has provided leadership in obesity prevention, HIV education and academic standards for health and wellness. She has authored numerous textbooks and received university and national organization service awards for her contributions. She comes to UWF from Indiana's Ball State University. Seabert plans to focus on enhancing the college's already well-established programs and strengthen its role in community health throughout the Pensacola region. "Our health education programs are the gateway for our students to learn and grow in their discipline but also in their exposure to the Pensacola community," Seabert said. "These programs offer our students high impact practices, such as internships, practicums, clinical placements and undergraduate student research." She added, "All of these programs immerse our students in the larger community and provide the area with increased exposure to best practices in health. The more our programs engage with the community, the more our students learn and value the opportunities our region offers."

ECUA FACES GRAND JURY Emerald Coast Utility Authority Board members have scrambled the last week of June to get legal

representative as they were called to appear before a county grand jury. In May, the News Journal reported that the state attorney's office was investigating whether ECUA made legal payments without board approval. We've heard the investigation may have expanded into whether the board has exercised the proper oversight of the utility. Stay tuned.

BACKSTORY ON RESIGNATION City Administrator Eric Olson and his special assistant, Rusty Wells, are the ones who insisted that Butch Hansen had to resign as the council's budget analyst. And they intimated that CFO Dick Barker and his staff wouldn't work with him. Hansen stung the mayor's office and Barker when he sent the Pensacola City Council his analysis of the proposed $9.6 million Bayview Community Center. The council's budget analyst believed Mayor Ashton Hayward never intended to build the center for the $6 million that the council had initially approved. He questioned how the city finance department handled the budget and design of the project. On June 14, the council voted, 7-1, for the mayor to keep the project within its budget. On June 22, Hansen announced his resignation as a budget analyst, citing pressure from the Hayward administration. The bone of contention was Hansen had filed to run for City Council District 6 seat. The mayor's office alleged that it was an ethics violation for him to run for office and work for the city council. A week later, the daily newspaper reported that the former Navy captain had withdrawn his resignation. Inweekly asked Hansen how his resignation came about. He said it was Wells who first approached Council Executive Don Kraher to discuss the situation. "So there were discussions going on from when I initially filed to run for the District 6 seat," said Hansen. "Some people—and

nobody's given me specific names, but it was intimated it might be from the finance department—were concerned about me working to support the council while I was a candidate. And I hadn't heard any more about that until about a week after the council meeting." City Administrator Olson approached Hansen. The budget analyst was told the city policy was that he'd have to take a leave of absence. "And that was interesting because I'd already looked up the city policies in their HR policy manual, which is the only place that addressed this situation specifically … said exactly the opposite, that if I wasn't an officer of the city or a subordinate officer, then there was no reason to resign or take a leave of absence or anything else," Hansen said. "And I confirmed with the general council in Tallahassee for the elections commission that, in fact, my role was a part-time advisor to the council on budget issues. I didn't fall into that category at all." But the mayor's office wouldn't accept that opinion. Hansen said, "Then they said, 'Well, A, that policy's been superseded. B, it doesn't even apply to you.' But I said, 'Well, even if it's been superseded, nobody's run for office here in a couple of years, and that was your policy. So I don't understand why you're telling me the people were required to take a leave of absence if even your now superseded policy, of which, by the way, is still on your website, was your policy.'" He continued, "Then they cited the ethics code, and they said, 'But this is an ordinance and this does apply to you, and that people could construe that you would be getting a personal gain or a personal …'" Hansen asked what personal gain he would receive. The mayor's office replied "political gain." "The whole thing was silly to me, which led me to believe that they were digging deep

to find a reason to convince me to leave," he told Inweekly. "But the real thing was, it was intimated that, 'Well, if city employees have a problem providing you information or talking to you because they don't know if they're talking to candidate Hansen or employee Hansen, then they may just not talk to you.' And so that would hurt my effectiveness in trying to help the council get through the budget workshops." He was told a decision had to be made by Friday, June 22, the qualifying deadline. "I submitted my resignation on Friday, and it just detailed exactly why, because to run a campaign and have anybody from the city intimate that I may be at all unethical, I wasn't willing to start a campaign. And every question and answer session, the first question I'd have to answer is why I'm ethical. That's a losing proposition," explained Hansen. What happened to get him to withdraw his resignation? Hansen said, "Mr. Wingate (council president) got involved in talking with the administration and the attorney and then asked me to come down and sit down with them. And so I had a meeting with him and with Eric Olson. The tone was much different then, and I was gaining some assurances that there was nobody that thought I was unethical, and there was nobody that would not cooperate with me in helping the council. So I withdrew the resignation."

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY To benefit sick and

injured children during their time in the hospital, The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart has launched a Christmas in July Toy Drive. The Children's Hospital is seeking donations of toys for its playrooms and child life program, as well as to offer patients at the bedside. For infection control and safety reasons, items must be new, and toys must be washable (plastic or wood). Please, no toys with violent themes. The hospital's areas of greatest need can be found at Donations for the Christmas in July Toy Drive can be dropped off at the information desk in the lobby of The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, located at 5151 N. 9th Ave. Donation receipts will be provided. For information, call 416-2657.


Sherri Myers is hosting a town hall meeting 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 7979 N. 9th Ave. She will focus issues of importance to the residents of Camelot, Dunmire Woods and Creighton Heights communities. The Florida SBDC at UWF is presenting "Starting a Business" noon-4 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Pensacola Chamber, 890 S Palafox, Ste. 202. Attendees will learn the essentials of getting started in business, including idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, business plan basics, finding capital and more. The fee is $50. UWF students and employees of UWF, call 474-2528 to register for no fee. To register, visit and click on "Training Opportunities."

A BABY SHOWER FIT FOR QUEENS After the success of last year's Bey-B Shower, Black Women Empower Collective is ready to honor even more moms-to-be on Saturday, July 28. "Last year we celebrated 25 moms; this year July 12, 2018

we hope to have 40," said volunteer Marissa McCaskill. The Bey-B Shower came from the philanthropic mind of Haley Morrissette, co-founder of Black Women Empower Collective. She was inspired by Beyonce's instantly famous pregnancy announcement and said she wanted to mark the occasion by supporting local women who were expecting brown or black babies. "Black children don't always get the start they need. We want to help bridge the gap," Morrissette told InWeekly last year. The Bey-B Shower is an afternoon of education and celebration. There will be baby shower games, food and gifts. Organizations such as LEAPS, 90Works, Early Learning Coalition and WIC will be available with resource materials. McCaskill said there will even be a prenatal yoga instructor there. "To bring a child into this world, there's so much responsibility," McCaskill said. "These women should be celebrated. And we want to incorporate an element of self-care, which is why we will have self-care boxes for moms with journals and cosmetics—something to remind them to take time for themselves." According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pregnancyrelated deaths have risen steadily in the United States. And there's a considerable disparity between white and black women. Black mothers in the U.S. die at nearly three times the rate of white women. It's an issue that hits close to home. According to Amnesty International and the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, there has been a large increase in maternal mortality in the last decade in parts of the Gulf South. University of West Florida Professors Dr. Meredith Marten and Rosalind Fisher are studying chronic stress among mothers in Pensacola to learn more about poor maternal health. "Women in marginalized communities don't always have access to prenatal care," McCaskill explained. "Some mothers are single mothers who are balancing households on their own and can't make it to appointments. The Bey-B Shower not only supports expecting moms through resources by giving them a network of other moms they can turn to postpartum. "It's important that mommy and baby are cared for," McCaskill said. "So often they are forgotten about. It really is great to see the women connect with each other." Space for the Bey-B shower is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, visit To learn more about Black Women Empower Collective and find out how you can support the Bey-B Shower, visit blackwomenempowercollective. {in} 11

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A day-by-day guide to the best deals in town You can plan your week around just about anything, including food and drink specials if you know where to go. It takes a little bit research and planning, but you really can eat out, or at least enjoy a few drinks, every day and take advantage of a discount or two while you're at it. Luckily for you, we already did all of that research and are willing to share. So here's a round-up of some of the best daily deals in town, plus a few extras—like $6 Thai food and a happy hour that involves a slice of pizza.

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Just remember to tip like you paid full price, OK? Nobody likes a cheapskate who's actually cheap, especially not servers and bartenders who are usually working harder on these deal nights. And don't sweat it if you're too busy this summer to take advantage of all these specials, because they are all on-going and happening weekly until you hear otherwise from the bar or restaurant who hosts them. We know this list isn't totally comprehensive and we probably missed a few good deals. So if you know of a super-special

special we didn't include, let us know so we can add it next time. Make sure you pick us up next week, too, because we aren't done yet. We're currently working on Spendless Summer Part 2—which will be all about budget-friendly activities. We've got a quite a list going, and we think you're going to like it, no matter what you like. Whether you're into museums and movies or fitness classes and exploring outdoors, we've found some fun and thrifty options for you to enjoy this summer and beyond. {in}


SPENDLESS SUMMER oyster. They also have $2 domestic drafts on tap. And if oysters aren't your thing, just come back on Tuesday for their other weekly special—half-price sushi night. Atlas Oyster House, 600 S. Barracks St.,

Oysters and Ale at The Grand Marlin

Apparently Mondays are good days for oyster eating, because you can get them on special at The Grand Marlin too—$4 for half a dozen (or $8 for a full dozen), plus $2.50 pints. The Grand Marlin, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd.,

Super Smash'd Mondays at World of Beer

Mario Cart with a side of nachos? Yes, please. WOB starts the week off right with half off wings and nachos plus beer specials and $3 Fireball every Monday from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. World of Beer, 200 S. Palafox,

Wine Specials at Skopelo's

Photo Courtesy of Atlas Oyster House

MONDAYS Mondays at O'Zone

We don't really have any hard data to prove it, but this might just be the longest running weekly special in town. And even if it's not the oldest, it's definitely the most popular. Seriously, we can't remember a time when Monday nights at O'Zone weren't super packed with people ordering large pies for half off, can you? In case you haven't been in a while, just remember it doesn't start until after 5 p.m. and applies to dine-in

orders only. If you're busy on Mondays, O'Zone also does Ladies Night on Thursdays (with $3.50 personal pizzas and drink specials), plus a great lunch special seven days a week (a one-topping personal pizza and side salad for $7.49). O'Zone Pizza Pub, 1010 N. 12th Ave.,

Monday Night Oysters at Atlas Oyster House

Calling all oyster lovers—this special is for you. Your first dozen is only 25 cents per

Because some specials are just too good to be limited to just one day

Old Hickory Whiskey Bar

Who says fancy drinks are never on specials? OHWB does $5 seasonal cocktails from their menu, plus half off beer and wine, during their weekday happy hour (which is 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday). Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, 123 S. Palafox,

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This truly is our kind of happy hour special—a slice of pizza and a beer for just

Every Monday, Skopelo's has $20 bottles of wine, which you get to pick from a list of approximately 20 different bottles. The selection list changes weekly too, so there's always something new to try. They also offer this special on Sundays. Skopelo's, 600 S. Palafox,

Meatloaf Monday at Five Sisters Blues Café

Craving a tried and true blue plate special? This is it. This deal features Mr. Early's homemade Southern meatloaf plus a choice of two sides and a dinner roll for only $5. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.,

$5 (or $6 if you prefer a glass of wine). Sky's makes this magic happen every day from 4-7 p.m. Sky's Pizza Pie, 5559 N. Davis Highway,

Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille

Playing off their killer view, Jaco's hosts "Sunset Specials" every Monday–Friday from 3-6 p.m. that include half off featured wine by the glass, $3 off featured cocktails and $6 top shelf drinks. Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille, 997 S. Palafox,

TUESDAYS Karaoke Night at Play

In our super biased (and tone deaf) opinion, all karaoke nights without good drink specials should be canceled. Thankfully, Play gets that. Every Tuesday, they do $2.75 wells during karaoke. They bring it back Thursday nights too but offer a different special—$4 "Crown & Down." Play, 16 S. Palafox, Ste. 200,

Taco Tuesday at Taco Agave

What's a taco spot without a Taco Tuesday special? Taco Agave's doesn't just stop at half-priced select tacos, either. They also throw in select signature cocktails for half off too. Taco Agave, 200 S. Palafox,

Tuesday Night Game Night at Blend Lounge

Looking for even more cheap tacos and drink specials? Blend has you covered— with $1.50 tacos and half off tequila specials every Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. Blend Lounge, 200 S. Palafox,

Classic Italian Tuesdays at V. Paul's Italian Ristorante

In our book, the only things better than carbs are carbs on a budget-friendly special. If you agree with that, you'll be happy to learn that V. Paul's does half off spaghetti with meatballs and lasagna every Tuesday. They also do half off select bottles of wine on Wednesdays and a pretty good Ladies Night special on Thursdays—with $3.50 select martinis and liquor plus $3 house wines. V. Paul's Italian Ristorante, 29 S. Palafox,

Saigon Oriental Market And Deli

Ok, this isn't really a "special" per se. It's just their regular prices. But you really can't beat a bánh mì sandwich for right around $4. In fact, it's such a good deal we recommend you add on one of their new boba teas (for only $2.99), because why not? Saigon Oriental Market And Deli, 604 N. Pace Blvd.,

The Wine Bar on Palafox

This is pretty much every wine drinkers fa-

Part 1: Food and Booze Pint Night at Pensacola Bay Brewery

Local craft beer at happy hour prices? That's not something you see every day. But it is exactly what you'll get at Pensacola Bay Brewery on Tuesdays. They do $3 dollar pints from 4 p.m. until close every week. Pensacola Bay Brewery, 225 E. Zaragoza St.,

Wine Down at Restaurant IRON

IRON might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think "cheap" eats or drinks, but they actually do have a super popular weekly wine special. They offer half off glasses and select bottles every Tuesday night. Now if only we could get them to start doing a discount Icebox Nutella Pie night next. Restaurant IRON, 22 N. Palafox,

Tacos at Lucy's in the Square

It's official—everyone's getting in on the Taco Tuesday action, including Lucy's. Every week, they do $3 tacos all day long plus $3.50 Corona and Corona Light. Lucy's in the Square, 301 S. Adams St.,

don't get too jealous guys. Fish House also has a regular happy hour every day from 4-6 p.m. The menu for that includes $2 draft beers, $3 well drinks and $4 house wines. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St.,

Monday night taco special is also super thrifty ($3 per taco) and unique because it changes every week—from things like roasted cauliflower and broccoli to chorizo potato tacos. The Magnolia, 2907 E. Cervantes St.,

Wine Down Wednesdays at Jackson's

College Night at Seville Quarter

You know what goes well with a splurge-worthy steak? A half-priced bottle of wine. That's exactly why on Wednesday nights, every bottle from Jackson's award-winning Governor's list is half price. They also have a prime rib special every Tuesday you should make note of— $19.95 for a 16-ounce boneless cut. And on any night, you if you "bring a Jackson to Jackson's" you can get two glasses of house wine and any appetizer off of the dinner menu for just $20. Jackson's Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox,

Locals Only at Hopjacks

Every Tuesday night, Ichiban does $1.50 off all their sushi rolls (except hand rolls). So you can order as many as you want and still save. Ichiban, 5555 N. Davis Highway,

Beer aficionados are usually left out when it comes to drink specials, but not this one. Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to close, Hopjacks offers $5 craft beers from Florida breweries. They also have tons of other specials throughout the week if you can't make this one—like Three Dollar Holla on Tuesdays and Sucker Free Sundays. Make sure you check out for a full list. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox,



Sushi at Ichiban

Ladies Night at The Fish House Deck Bar

All hail the reigning queen of Pensacola's drink special scene. With $2 ladies' drinks all night, plus live music and DJs, it's no wonder Ladies Night on The Deck has become a staple in just about everybody's mid-week calendar. But

vorite special in town—and for good reason. Select wines are two-for-one daily from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Bar on Palafox, 16 S. Palafox,

NYN's Badlands Roadside Bar

Badlands is the unofficial headquarters for day drinkers downtown. One reason why is because they do $1 off of everything 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. NYN's Badlands Roadside Bar, 23 S. Palafox,

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Sideways Thursdays at The Magnolia

Every Thursday, The Magnolia does half off bottles of wine, and we are totally here for it. Especially because saving on your drinks at this particular bar means you can order more cheesy snacks and not break the bank. Their

Ruby Slipper Café

This special is also perfect for day drinkers or people who just want a drink (or two, really) with their weekday breakfast. MondaysThursdays, Ruby Slipper does buy one, get one free cocktails from 7-10 a.m. Ruby Slipper Cafe, 509 S. Palafox,

Bangkok Garden

If you like Thai food, you probably already know about Bangkok Garden and their crazy cheap lunch specials. But just in case, here's the lowdown—for $5.95

Despite the name, you don't have to actually be in college to enjoy the perks of College Night at Seville Quarter on Thursdays. A valid student ID gets you free admission, but after that, it's anybody's game from 8 p.m.-midnight. Drink specials include $1 bottled domestics, $2 well drinks, $5 pitchers of beer and $3.50 Fireball shots. If that's not your scene, they also have a happy hour cookout every Friday afternoon that has more of a young professionals mixer vibe. Specials for that include $3 Bud and Bud Light bottles plus food. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.,

T-Shirt Special at The Sandshaker

At most bars, the specials are really for the regulars. But this one might just be the most regular specific special ever. If you wear a Sandshaker shirt to the bar, you get half off drinks every Thursday. The Sandshaker, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd.,

FRIDAYS Open Mic Night at Single Fin Cafe

Every Friday, Single Fin hosts open mic night. In addition to a rotating slate of local talent, they also throw in $2 domestic beers for the grown-ups in the audience. Single Fin Cafe, 380 N. 9th Ave.,

you get your pick from 13 entrees plus a side of soup and a spring roll. Our vote is for any of the curry dishes with squid— which only costs $1 extra. Bangkok Garden, 1708 W. Fairfield Drive

Georgio's Pizza

Just like Bangkok Garden, all of Georgio's lunch specials are under $6. Our go-to choice here is the pizza (obviously), which comes with up to four toppings and a small salad. Georgio's Pizza, 3000 E. Cervantes St.,


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Books With Friends By Joshua Dylan Carroll

This weekend, the Friends of West Florida Public Library (WFPL) will host yet another one of their mega-popular book sales at the downtown library on Spring Street. By the time the doors open, the early birds who prioritized their place in line will scurry inside. The first floor will be standing room only, with more residents filling the space than at any other time in the year. Seasoned booksellers hit the sale early, balancing armfuls of books up to their chin to bring back to their own used bookstores. The thousands of books for sale come from what the West Florida Public Libraries (WFPL) have collected as donations, which can be dropped off anytime at the back end of the Spring Street branch. The stacks also come from books that are coming out of circulation, discarded due

to their lack of checkouts or having been replaced by updated editions. The first day, every book will be sold for $1, be it hardcover or paperbacks. The second day will play host to the popular "bag sale"—where visitors can take as many books as they can fit in a brown paper grocery page for $5. Friends of WFPL website taunts buyers to try and beat the record for most books in one bag—which is 67. The Friends of WFPL volunteers that help to organize and run the sale expect to have well over 1,000 visitors this weekend. In addition to hosting events like this weekends' book sale, the group and its members have been a critical component in Pensacola's literary scene for over 40 years. They initially organized as affectionate members of the community that sought to preserve the integrity of Pensacola's library

tailers dominating the used books market, system and fill in the gaps that the annual the enthusiastic encouragement of these budget couldn't reach. often-unseen collaborators is a refreshing Since their founding in 1973, they rabbit hole to go down. Pensacola residents have raised over $2 million that has been can peek into this world by spending an funneled into special events and outreach afternoon on Navy Boulevard at Hawsey's programs to strengthen local literacy. One Book Index or checking out the booths at of their core efforts is the WFPL SumT&W Flea Market. The local used booksellmer Reading program, which reaches over ing scene features an array of characters 2,000 kids. Under their elected board of and their interests that curate an everdirectors, the entirely volunteer-led group changing cycle of stock in the city. meets regularly to find new initiatives and The Spring Street library's freshly to hone in on their ongoing projects. In the renovated bookstore, which opens sparsely days leading up to the Big Summer Book throughout the week, has been carrySale, veteran members organize their peers ing an impressive selection of titles since into lugging the goods from their newly undergoing a change in management last acquired storage warehouse. Leading that year. The Friends of WFPL also work with charge is Linda Williams, former secretary Open Books, blending their titles over the and president and, for the past six years, seasons to help to find a home for the lot of book sale chair. donated items. "Last time we had the book sale, we Anyone interested in volunteering is loaded three 27-foot truckloads," Williams said with a laugh. "It's impressive how much invited to visit the Friends of WFPL's website to find ways to be involved. "We always work really goes into these sales." welcome more volunteers," Williams said. Williams went on to say that come the "We'll put them to work." {in} day, all kinds of members show up out of the woodwork. "Folks that have been involved for 20 years walk in the door and ask how they can help. There's a lot of scrambling, but it always works WHAT: A two-day book sale hosted Friends of out, someway or the other." WFPL To get the word about the sale WHEN: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 14 and 10 out, the Friends of WFPL advera.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 15 tise the sale on booksalefinder. WHERE: Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring St. com. This encourages other used COST: $1 books Saturday, $5 "bag sale" Sunday booksellers in the larger Southeast area to come out and be a part of the weekend. In an age of online re-


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calendar PENSACOLA BEACH AIR SHOW DRESS REHEARSAL 12 p.m. Pensacola Beach. visit-


specials, free cookout. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. MAGGIE BAUGH 6 p.m. Free. Flounder's Chowder House, 800 Quietwater Beach Road. GAY GRASSROOTS 6 p.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. DATE NIGHT DANCING 6:30-8 p.m. $15. Learn the basics of several romantic ballroom and country dance styles in group classes that keep partners together. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola Blvd. FRIDAY THE 13TH HAUNTED TOURS 7-9 p.m. $8-$15. Voices of Pensacola, 117 E. Government St. OPEN MIC 7-11 p.m. Café Single Fin, 380 N. 9th Ave. ALADDIN 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road, Pace.

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YOGA WITHIN REACH 9-10 a.m. Free. Community Health Northwest Florida, 2315 W. Jackson St., Room A. SOUTHWEST BRANCH LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

10:30 a.m. Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway. ONE-ON-ONE TECH HELP 11 a.m. Molino Branch Library, 6450-A Highway 95A. PILATES MAT 12:30 p.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. BLUE ANGELS PRACTICE SHOW 2 p.m. Pensacola Beach. AWM WINE TASTING 5-7 p.m. Free. Aragon Wine Market, 27 S. 9th Ave. aragonwine BASTILLE DAY DINNER 5:30 p.m. $75 per person. Jackson's Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. VINO MAGNIFICO 5:30 p.m. $12. V. Paul's Italian Ristorante, 29 S. Palafox. PRANIC HEALING 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. JAMES OTTO 6 p.m. Free. Flounder's Chowder House, 800 Quietwater Beach Road. END OF THE LINE THURSDAY DINNER 6-9 p.m. End of the Line Café, 610 E. Wright St. Sign up for the newsletter for menu. SELECT LATIN DANCE LESSONS AND PARTY

6:30-9 p.m. $10. Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata and more. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola Blvd. ALADDIN 7:30 p.m. $7-$12. Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road, Pace.


ONE-ON-ONE TECH HELP 10 a.m. Pensacola

Library, 239 N. Spring St. 818 1


PALAFOX MARKET 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh

produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art and antiques. Items originate directly from participating vendors, including dozens of local farmers, home gardeners and area artists. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, N. Palafox. SANTA ROSA FARMERS MARKET 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh local produce, honey, baked goods and live music. Pace Presbyterian Church, Woodbine Road. OCEAN HOUR CLEAN-UPS 9-10 a.m. Two sites: Bay Bluffs Park, 3400 Scenic Highway, and Chimney Park where Langley Ave. meets Scenic Highway. COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, N. Palafox. STORYTIME SATURDAYS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. Through Nov. 10. Pensacola Children's Museum, 115 Zaragoza St. THE SNOW WHITE VARIETY SHOW 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. $7-$13. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. DEBBY'S KITCHEN 10 a.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. WFPL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER MCCARTHY 10:30 a.m. Pensacola Library, 239

N. Spring St.


Show starts at 2 p.m. Pensacola Beach. COMPUTER BASICS Noon. Pensacola Library, 239 N. Spring St. JUNIOR HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION

Noon-4 p.m. PetSmart, 6251 N. Davis Highway. HEARTS BEAT LOUD 1 p.m. $5 (cash only). Pensacola Cinema Art, Bowden Building, 120 Church St. NATURAL HEALING 2 p.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. 2018 OPTIMIST NATIONALS OPENING CEREMONY 5:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre, 118 S.


UNCLE REESE & FRIENDS CONCERT 6-10 p.m. $10-$20. Brownsville Community Center, 551 E. Creighton Road. Ste. D. 101. MAGGIE ROSE 6 p.m. Free. Flounder's Chowder House, 800 Quietwater Beach Road. ALADDIN 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road, Pace. BIG DEAL BURLESQUE 8 p.m. 412-$45. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. DANCE PARTY 8 p.m.-midnight. $10. Partner dancing on the best wood dance floor in the area. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola Blvd.


WAKE UP HIKE 7 a.m. Meet at Bay Bluffs Park, Scenic Highway at Summit Ave., for a brisk one to two-hour walk with brunch to follow at an area restaurant. BEACH ECOLOGY WALK 8-9 a.m. Pensacola Beach walkover 27 B at 1865 Via De Luna Drive. BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON 8 a.m. Englishinspired breakfast during Wimbledon men's finals. Lili Marlene's at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. GROUP MEDITATION 9:30 a.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. BRUNCH WITH LIVE MUSIC 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Café Single Fin, 380 N. 9th Ave. facebook. com/cafesinglefin VEGAN BRUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. End of the Line Café, 610 E. Wright St. Sign up for the newsletter for menu. YAPPY HOUR AT PERFECT PLAIN 2 p.m. Perfect Plain Brewing Co., 50 E. Garden St. ALADDIN 2:30 p.m. $10-$15. Panhandle Community Theatre, 4646 Woodbine Road, Pace. THE SNOW WHITE VARIETY SHOW 3 p.m. $7-$13. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. TRANSGENDER ALLIANCE 4 p.m. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. VEGAN AND VINO SUNDAYS 4-7 p.m. Skopelo's at New World, 600 S. Palafox. BLUES ON THE BAY 6 p.m. Free. Reunion Band. Community Maritime Park, 351 W. Cedar St.

SONGWRITERS AND POETS OPEN MIC 7-9 p.m. Goat Lips, 2811 Copter Road. HIP-HOP DANCE LESSONS 8-9 p.m. $10. Learn hip-hop moves from professional instructor. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola Blvd.


YOGA WITHIN REACH 9-10 a.m. Free. Community Health Northwest Florida, 2315 W. Jackson St., Room A. PILATES ON PALAFOX WITH WILD LEMON

4:30 p.m. Cowork Annex, 13 S. Palafox. COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTING 5-7 p.m. So Gourmet, 407-D S. Palafox. JACKSONIAN DINNER 5:30 p.m. $75 per person. Jackson's Steakhouse, 400 S. Palafox. WEST FLORIDA LITERARY FEDERATION OPEN MIC 6:30 p.m. Free. Pensacola Little

Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS 6:30 p.m. $10. Country two-step, East Coast swing, competition choreography and more. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola Blvd. 'THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE' (1948)

7 p.m. $5 (cash only). Rex Theatre, 18 N. Palafox. BANDS ON THE BEACH 7-9 p.m. Free. Bay Bridge Band. Gulfside Pavilion, Pensacola Beach. COMEDY NIGHT 7 p.m. Swan Neck Meadery, 2115 W. Nine Mile Road. OVER-50 BALLROOM DANCE CLUB 7-9:30 p.m. $5-$10. Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Center, 913 S. I St. Dressy attire (no jeans).



Pensacola Library, 239 N. Spring St.

ONE-ON-ONE TECH HELP Noon. Molino Branch

Library, 6450-A Highway 95A.


RESUME HELP 11 a.m. Molino Branch Li-

Noon. Cowork Annex, 13 S. Palafox. WATERBOYZ SLOW SKATE 6-7 p.m. Every Wednesday. Skate starts and ends at Waterboyz, 380 N. 9th Ave. YOGA FLOW 6-7 p.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. SWING DANCE LESSONS AND PARTY 6:3010 p.m. $5-$10. Professional West Coast swing instruction for all levels. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola Blvd.

PILATES MAT 1:30 p.m. Free. Ever'man

BLUE WAHOOS VS. JACKSONVILLE JUMBO SHRIMP 6:35 p.m. $5 and up. Blue Wahoos


brary, 6450-A Highway 95A.

Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. WUWF SALON SERIES OF THE ARTS 5:30 p.m. Free. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. SEVILLE QUARTER MILERS 5:30 p.m. Runners meet in front of Seville Quarter for a run around downtown Pensacola. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS 6:30-8 p.m. $10. Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and more. Professional dance instruction for all skill levels. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola Blvd.

Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St.


LandShark Landing, 165 Fort Pickens Road. MEDITATION 7:15-8:30 p.m. Free. Ever'man Educational Center, 327 W. Garden St. PEPPER 7:30 p.m. $25. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. FREE DANCE LESSONS 8-8:30 p.m. Free. Beginner West Coast swing dance lesson. DanceCraft, 8618 Pensacola S. Blvd.

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Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free with museum admission. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.


p.m. Saturday, July 14. $6. Free for PMA members. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.

≥Current Exhibits GALLERY 1060 JURIED SHOW On view

through July 13. Gallery 1060, First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St.

GALLERY 1060 SHOW On view

through July 13. First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St. THE ART OF BROKEN THINGS On

view through July 13. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox.


On view through July 13. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox.


On view through July 16. Quayside Gallery, 17 Zaragoza St. ARTEL GALLERY 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

On view through July 18. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox.


On view through Aug. 4. Tammy Caspersen and Suzanne Tuzzeo. Blue Morning Gallery, 221 S. Palafox. bluemorninggallery. com July 12, 2018


On view through Aug. 5. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.


through Aug. 13. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.


On view through Sept. 2. Pensacola Museum, 407 S. Jefferson St. GALLERY DAYS

Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Featuring local artists. To be featured, contact Angel at 941-7354586 or call the restaurant at 4770035. TGI Fridays, 1240 Airport Blvd

≥Workshops & Classes


workshops are held Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-noon, Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St. Cost is $157.25 for members and $185 for non-members. For more information, visit INTRODUCTION TO POTTERY ON THE WHEEL Every Mon-

day from 6-8:30 p.m. at First City Art Center. Classes are $40. For more information, visit CLAY HAND BUILDING Six-week

workshops are held Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon at First City Art Center. Cost is $157.25

for members and $185 for nonmembers. For more information, visit CLAY SCULPTURE

Six-week workshops held Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon at First City Art Center. Cost is $157.25 for members and $185 for non-members. For more information, visit

≥Call for Artists ART FOR GRAFFITI PIZZA Leader Art

Consultants (LAC) is seeking artwork by local emerging, student and professional artists. Selected works will be exhibited and sold at Cowork Annex and Graffiti Pizza in downtown Pensacola. Submission details and deadlines vary by location. All guidelines and entry forms are located online at Selected artists are given a six-month consignment by LAC with the option to replace works as sold. Each exhibited work contains an interactive label that connects viewers digitally with the artist's bio, website, social media, available work for sale and additional area locations their work may be purchased. Submission deadline for Cowork Annex location is Monday, July 9. An artist reception will be held on Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. Submission deadline for Graffiti Pizza location is Wednesday, Aug. 1. For questions or additional information, please contact For more information visit leaderfineart. com/call-for-artists.

≥Call for Films

The third annual Kite Film Fest will take place Saturday, November 10 at Club LA in Destin. Submissions are currently open for the short film event. The submission process is open until September 1. Kite Film Fest prides itself on simple, inclusive rules that can be viewed on their official website Further inquiries can be directed to

p.m. Hub Stacey's, 312 E. Government St.


Bars & Nightlife

≥Live Music


JOHN RIPLEY 6-9 p.m. Skopelos at New World, 600 S. Palafox JOHN HART PROJECT

6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. ADAM HOLT 6-10 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. COLM KELLY 6 p.m. McGuire's Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. AL MARTIN 6:30 p.m. Doc's Courtyard and Cafe, 5198 Willing St., Milton. OPEN COLLEGE JAM WITH MIKE BOCCIA

7:30 p.m. Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road. DUELING PIANOS

8 p.m. Rosie O' Grady's Dueling Piano Show. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.


8-11 p.m. Goat Lips Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road. Use our instruments or bring your own. RAISING KARMA

8 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd.



9 p.m. End O' the Alley Courtyard, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.



The Drowsy Poet Coffee Co., 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd.


Noon-4 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. MIKE QUINN 9 p.m. End O' the Alley Courtyard, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. LIVE MUSIC 6 p.m. The Deck Bar, 600 S. Barracks St. CYNTHIA DOMULOT

6-9 p.m. V. Paul's Italian Ristorante, 29 S. Palafox.


6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. FREEWAY 98 6-10 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. peglegpetes. com COLM KELLY 6 p.m. McGuire's Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. AL MARTIN 6:30 p.m. Doc's Courtyard and Cafe, 5198 Willing St., Milton. JOHN RIPLEY 7-10 p.m. Skopelos at New World, 600 S. Palafox LIVE MUSIC 7:30 p.m. Swan Neck Meadery, 2115 W. Nine Mile Road. MIKE BOCCIA 7:45 p.m. Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road. CURT BOL JAZZ QUARTET 8-11 p.m.

Jazz and Flow Cafe, 4238 W. Fairfield Drive.


8 p.m. Rosie O' Grady's Dueling Piano Show. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. MIKE & FRIENDS 8 p.m.-midnight. Goat Lips Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road. CRISTI DEES BAD JUJU 8:30 p.m.

Hub Stacey's 312 E. Government St. PHILO 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. THE MODERN ELDORADOS 9

p.m. Lili Marlene's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.


the Alley, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.

LIVE DJ: MR. LAO LIVE MUSIC 7:30 p.m. Swan Neck Meadery, 2115 W. Nine Mile Road. MIKE BOCCIA 7:45 p.m. Goat Lips Chew And Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road. CURT BOL JAZZ QUARTET 8 p.m.

Jazz and Flow Cafe', 4238 W. Fairfield Drive. OPEN MIC/JAM 8 p.m.-midnight. Goat Lips Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road. Use our instruments or bring your own. PHILO 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. THE MODERN ELDORADOS 9 p.m. Lili

Marlene’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.

10 p.m. Phineas Phogg's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.






Annie's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. CODY COLLINS

Noon-4 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. JOHN HART PROJECT

6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. PLATINUM PREMIER 6-10 p.m. Peg

Leg Pete's, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. LIVE MUSIC 6 p.m. The Deck Bar, 600 S. Barracks St. AL MARTIN 6-11 p.m. The Piano Bar, Quality Inn, 7601 Scenic Highway COLM KELLY 6 p.m. McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. mc-

p.m. End O' the Alley, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 10 p.m. Phineas Phogg's, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 10 p.m. Apple Annie’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.



p.m. Apple Annie’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. CURT BOL JAZZ QUARTET 11 a.m. Five

Sisters Blues Café, 421 W. Belmont St.


Noon-4 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. GOSPEL AT GOAT LIPS WITH HOST CLINT

DAVIS 12:45-3:15 p.m. Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse, 11 Copter Road. UNCLE BEN’S REMEDY

3 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via de Luna Drive. LEKTRIC MULLET 4 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge, 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. OPEN MIC/JAM 4-10 p.m. Goat Lips Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road. Use our instruments or bring your own. OPEN JAM WITH MIKE BOCCIA 5 p.m.

Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse, 2811 Copter Road.


6-10 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. COLM KELLY 6 p.m. McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. KARAOKE 8 p.m. Lili Marlene’s, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. LOSING SUNLIGHT 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley, Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.


CODY COLLINS 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete’s, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. JAZZ JAM 6:30 p.m. Roger Villines on trumpet, Steve Gilmore on bass, Gino Rosaria on keys and Jimmy Roebuck on drums. The Vineyard Restaurant, 1010 N. 12th Ave. JAZZ GUMBO 6:30 p.m. $20. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. COLM KELLY 7 p.m. McGuire’s Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St.

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DIFFERENCE MAKERS DAWN KERNAGIS WINS OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD IHMC Research Scientist Dawn Kernagis is the 2018 recipient of the Young Scientist/Medical Doctor Award that is presented annually by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society The award, which was presented at the society’s annual banquet in Orlando, recognizes the work of a young scientist whose performance is consistently outstanding. “I am beyond grateful for this award,” said Kernagis. “I have been blessed to be surrounded by inspirational colleagues and advisers while transitioning from being a full-time diver to a full-time researcher. This is such an unexpected surprise.” Kernagis, who was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2016, spent her early career as a diver and leader of underwater explorations and conservation projects around the world. She spent more than a decade with a team of divers exploring Wakulla Springs and its deep-water caves. She also was selected in 2016 to become one of six crew members for NASA’s undersea mission, NEEMO 21. Kernagis came to IHMC after completing her doctorate at Duke University. She and colleagues at the institute are focused on identifying ways to optimize performance and resilience for humans working in extreme environments. She is currently leading an Office of Naval Research study to investigate potential human fuels for coldwater performance. She also is leading a NASA Translational Institute-funded study on how the brain lymphatic system responds to simulated microgravity. In addition to her research, Kernagis co-hosts IHMC’s podcast, STEM-Talk, with the institute’s founder and director, Ken Ford. IHMC, a not-for-profit research institute that’s part of the Florida University System, pioneers technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. “Dawn certainly deserves this award,” said Ford. “She is indeed an outstanding scientist and her colleagues here at IHMC are quite happy for her. This is another example of the high caliber of talent we are so fortunate to have at the institute.” The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is an organization based in the U.S. which supports research on matters of hyperbaric medicine and physiology.

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news of the weird WANT TO GET AWAY? Many citizens of the world are weary of the war and strife that seem to be consuming the news, and about 200,000 of them have already signed up to put it all in the rear-view mirror by becoming citizens of Asgardia. This coming-soon colony on the moon is led by Igor Ashurbeyli, a Russian engineer, computer scientist and businessman who was inaugurated as its leader on June 25 in Vienna. Asgardia's parliament plans to set up "space arks" with artificial gravity in the next 10 to 15 years, where its projected 150 million citizens can live permanently, Reuters reports, and Ashurbeyli hopes settlement on the moon will be complete within 25 years. Asgardia is named after Asgard, a "world in the sky" in Norse mythology. Its leaders hope to attract a population from among the "most creative" in humanity, perhaps using "IQ tests," according to Ashurbeyli. Best of all: For the time being, becoming a citizen online is free. EWWWWWW! Susan Allan of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, was driving with her son on May 9, enjoying the beautiful weather with the sunroof open, when they were suddenly hit with a cold material that smelled to them like feces mixed with chlorine. "Like a clean poop smell if that's possible," Allan told Vice. "My son threw up, and we had so much in our faces. Both of us, our faces were covered in poop." Apparently, poop is falling from the sky all over Canada; Transport Canada has received 18 such reports this year. But the government has not issued an explanation for the phenomenon. Allan thinks it is related to airplanes flying overhead and the Canadian government is covering it up. But Transport Canada pooh-poohed her theory and has declined to comment further. OH, FUDGE KCCI TV in Des Moines, Iowa, reported on June 27 the loss of a tractortrailer load of chocolate when the truck caught fire near Dexter, Iowa. The trailer, full of chocolate from Hershey, Pennsylvania, was westbound when it experienced brake problems that caused it to ignite. The driver pulled off and was able to detach the trailer from the cab before it caught fire. No injuries were reported, except to the chocolate, which was a total loss. WEIRD SCIENCE Montgomery, Alabama, resident Kayla Rahn, 30, had been trying for months to lose weight, but instead experienced dramatic weight gain and pain in her stomach. She became out of breath just taking a short walk. Finally, in May, Rahn's mother took her to the emergency room at Jackson Hospital, where doctors discovered a growth attached to her ovary and removed what turned out to be a 50-pound, benign cyst, reported WSFA 12 News. The cyst resembled a large watermelon in size.

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"This is one of the largest I have ever seen," Dr. Gregory Jones told reporters. "We are very excited things went well for her." LITIGIOUS SOCIETY In Norman's Bay, East Sussex, England, Nigel and Sheila Jacklin are studiously keeping their eyes down after being threatened with prosecution if they look at their neighbors' house—an adjoining property bought five years ago by Dr. Stephane Duckett and Norinne Betjemann. The Jacklins, 26-year residents of the beachfront community, had repeatedly complained to authorities about noisy builders, verbal abuse and light pollution as Duckett and Betjemann turned a former workshop into a weekend retreat. In June, The Sun reported that after police were called into the dispute, the Rother District Council sent the Jacklins a "community protection warning" that defines an "exclusion zone" around Duckett and Betjemann's home, forcing the Jacklins to take a roundabout route to the beach. Nigel Jacklin said: "We can't walk to and from the beach or through the village without fear of being prosecuted." The Jacklins plan to fight the order. WEIRD FOOD Minor league baseball teams come up with some wacky promotional ideas, and "Sugar Rush Night" at the Erie (Pennsylvania) SeaWolves game on June 23 didn't disappoint. WNEP TV noted that one highlight was the cotton candy hot dog: a wiener nestled in a cloud of cotton candy, then sprinkled with Nerds candies. Brave SeaWolves fans could top off the meal with a cotton candy ball: ice cream covered with sprinkles and enclosed in cotton candy. Maybe the sugar rush was too much for the players; they lost 5-3 to the Altoona (Pennsylvania) Curve. RECURRING THEME: AIRPORT NUDITY Travelers aboard a Delta Air Lines flight that had just landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on June 26 were startled when a nearly naked man ran up to their plane and jumped onto a wing, then attempted to open an emergency exit. Jhyrin Jones, 19, had scaled a fence topped with razor wire to reach the runway; just minutes before, he had jumped on some parked cars at a nearby construction site and threatened to "kill y'all, I'm going to blow this place up, trust nobody, you better believe me," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A police report indicated Jones "appeared to be under the influence of narcotics." He was charged with criminal trespass and public indecency, among other things. {in}

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