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rift crew member and Pensacola native was recognized Nov. 7 during an awards ceremony aboard the ship for his role in helping victims of an automobile accident that occurred last month in Chula Vista, Calif. Master-at-Arms 1st Class Sanders received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his role in helping to extricate three children and their mother from an overturned minivan following a collision with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

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CASINOS: A BAD BET The Florida Legislature is looking at rewriting our laws regulating gambling. Some feel that the lawmakers will be enticed to open the door for Las Vegasstyle casinos to come into the state. For decades, Florida had only three legal forms of gambling—horse races, greyhound races, and Jai Alai. Changes in gaming laws began in the eighties. Congress passed the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which allowed American Indian tribes to have gambling facilities if a form of gambling was legal in a state. Nine years ago, voters approved a referendum that allowed slot machines at Dade and Broward pari-mutuel facilities. The state lawmakers later allowed poker rooms at the pari-mutuel facilities. Our lawmakers tell us they want to clean up this patchwork of laws in a more cohesive set of statutes. I’m not sure. There is simply too much money at stake for both the state and the casinos. Las Vegas Sands Corp., Wynn Resorts Ltd. and MGM Resorts International have all expressed interest in owning casinos in South Florida. In 2011, Malaysian entertainment giant Genting Group paid $236 million to buy 14 acres, including the Miami Herald’s headquarters. At the time, they announced if the state laws were changed, they planned to build a $3 billion plus entertainment and residential project in downtown Miami.

There have been rumors of casinos coming to Escambia County ever since the Creek Indians opened Windcreek Casino in Atmore, Ala. In 2009, there was a behindthe-scenes effort to bring a bingo casino to Perdido Key until a grassroots effort derailed it. The Creek Indians now have controlling interest in the Pensacola Greyhound Track. If state lawmakers expand gaming in the state, Escambia County could be a big loser. The gaming interests will come to dominate our local politics, electing those who will serve their interests, and the casinos will draw business away from the rest of the community. Locals like to visit Biloxi and gamble at their casinos. They may envision how great it would be to do the same here. People in my hometown, Greenville, Miss., thought the same thing—only to see their downtown dry up and their infrastructure fall apart. The Greenville casinos are “Class D” facilities—barges floating on a lake. The top entertainers don’t perform there though they may get Bubba and his singing pig. All you hear is a great sucking sound as millions of dollars are being pulled out of the community. I fear Escambia County will become more like Greenville than Biloxi, if the state allows casinos. {in}

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Hidden down a bumpy dirt path strewn with litter off of Massachusetts Avenue lies nine acres of wooded land covered with overgrowth, trash, old tires and even a discarded boat. Satoshi Forest doesn’t look like much right now, but Jason King and his organization, Sean’s Outpost, are putting in the work to turn it into a unique sanctuary for Pensacola’s growing homeless population. Named in tribute to his best friend, Sean Dugas—a Pensacola News Journal reporter who was murdered last year—King and his wife were looking for a way to keep Dugas’ memory alive when they founded Sean’s Outpost in February of this year. They began by serving one meal each week, but it quickly blossomed as King met and spoke with more and more of Pensacola’s homeless. Now they produce about 700 sack lunches each week and also serve hot meals in parks around Escambia County every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are currently five core members of Sean’s Outpost with an additional five to 10 periodic volunteers. “Primarily, we go out to homeless camps and deliver sack lunches, because there's not really anyone else serving that need,” King said. He said that working in with other outreach programs, often a person would come in and ask for an extra meal to take back to a friend at camp, only to be denied and told that if his friend 66

wasn’t able to make it to the premises, then they wouldn’t be able to feed him. King said he spoke to one man about this who told him that his friend couldn’t make it because he had a broken leg. “He’s already homeless, which already sucks,” King said. “Now he’s hurt and sitting in this homeless camp and he gets less care now? That really sucks.” That was when King was inspired to deliver lunches rather than force everyone to come to wherever the meals are being served, but it hasn’t been simple. “It's a process, because the homeless don’t want you to know where they live when they live out on the streets,” King said. “Its a trust thing—if you know where they live, then they are very vulnerable, but over time we developed trust with these people and learned where they live and now five days a week we bring sack lunches out all over Escambia County.” Sean’s Outpost is primarily funded by donations made through Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a decentralized cryptocurrency not backed by or controlled by any bank or other authority. They are mined using a complex computing process and because of that, their true value is hard to quantify. However, the price of a Bitcoin hit $50 for the first time earlier this year, and as of last week was up to around $357. King said there was a lot of argument over the real and perceived value of Bitcoin

currency, due to its speculative nature, but he looked at it in a different way. “At the time, Bitcoins were at $50,” King said. “I can feed about 40 guys for $50, so if you send me a Bitcoin, I'll go feed 40 people and we can stop arguing over what the value is, because the value is this—40 starving people aren't starving anymore.” That attitude sparked a flame of support in the various Bitcoin online communities and forums, and donations soon started to blaze in—which King and Sean’s Outpost backed up by heavily documenting everything they did or plan to do, taking pictures and really showing the donors what their money was going to. “You donate to a lot of charities,” King explained. “You put some money in a jar or send some money somewhere, but you don't actually ever know what that money is being used for specifically. We try to be the opposite of that and say, 'This is exactly what we're doing.' We try to be very open about what we're doing and that seems to resonate well.” The Satoshi Forest project, named after the pseudonym of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, is King’s latest brainchild. While right now it is little more than a trashed parcel of wooded land tucked behind a residential community, King hopes to create a self-sustaining sanctuary for area homeless in an effort to stand up to the city’s recent efforts to criminalize homelessness and give people a place to camp without fear of being arrested. “It's illegal to camp on public property,” King said. “It’s illegal to panhandle,

it’s illegal to clean yourself outside, but it’s also illegal for you to go into a public restroom to clean yourself—so if you have no home, it’s basically illegal to bathe. We have no shelters in Pensacola. No permanent, long-term shelters at all. We have 30 shelter beds for over 1000 homeless in the Escambia area, and the city’s answer to it was to pass anti-homeless ordinances. It was surreal.” King called Satoshi Forest serendipitous. He knew that they had to locate somewhere for homeless people to camp safely, and the wording of the ordinance says that, while homeless cannot camp on public property, they can do so on private property. “You can sleep in the city park,” King said. “You just can’t have a blanket. You can’t have any sort of camping gear, or tent, or anything to keep you warm. In May, when the ordinances were passed, it wasn’t that big of a deal, but it's getting down to the 40s at night already. We have homeless people die every year here from exposure. They die with blankets. They die with tents. Now the city has literally taken these options away from them.” Sean’s Outpost began searching for a small building or other parcel of land that could serve as a private shelter, and what they found was nine acres of woods, for a reasonable price, held by someone who was willing to take Bitcoin payment directly toward the mortgage. Now they plan to take this land and turn it into a self-sustaining food forest over the course of the next one to two years, where they hope to produce most of the food that they will use for meals locally, using permaculture and aquaponics techniques that they will teach to homeless citizens who want to work and live on the farm. Permaculture and aquaponics are two sustainable farming techniques that will allow for a higher food yield with the use of fewer outside components such as fertilizer. “Most American industrialized farming works in monoculture,” King explained, which means that a farmer only produces one type of crop. “The problem with that is, is that it strips a lot of valuable nutrients out of the soil, because your crop only uses one thing from the soil, so then you get into this issue where you have to use a lot of artificial fertilizers to keep the crops going year after year. It's not sustainable.”

“We have homeless people die every year here from exposure. They die with blankets. They die with tents. Now the city has literally taken these options away from them.” Jason King

He said the unsustainability can be fixed by growing multiple crops at the same time, allowing different plants to take different nutrients from the soil while others replenish them. This is known as permaculture. “It’s a way of planting that is less work to do and completely sustainable,” King said. “Because you create a sort of cyclical nature where one plant sort of takes care of the other one, and you actually boost whole food yield. You might not get two tons of one thing, but of total production of all the food you’re growing, you'll probably get three or four tons.” They plan to teach homeless laborers permaculture techniques, giving them survival skills as well as a way to make money outside of panhandling. Aquaponics is an extension of permaculture, which allows for even greater sustainability by farming fish in fish tanks and


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NOT A GOOD BET Sheriff David Morgan

warns that expansion of gambling in Florida is a “crapshoot at best.” In an interview with the Independent News, the sheriff said, “One only has to look to Las Vegas, Nev. and Atlantic City, NJ, to see that the expected panaceas of fiscal stability and work for all were clearly false promises.” The Florida Senate Gaming Committee is holding on Nov. 14 a hearing in Escambia County to learn how the Panhandle views the possible expansion of casino gambling in the state. During the 2014 Legislative Session, the Senate will consider reworking the laws governing gambling in the state. Some see that as an opportunity to bring Las Vegas-style casinos and gaming into Florida. The Florida Sheriff’s Association opposes any efforts to expand gambling and November 14, 2013

pumping the fish waste out to fertilize the crops, while the plants provide oxygen to the fish—essentially creating livestock and crops that provide for one another. On top of all that, they plan to produce several of what they are calling “BitHouses” for people to stay in. These BitHouses are small structures on wheels, large enough for two people to stay

in, that come from the Tiny House Movement that has been steadily growing nationwide over the past several years. Tiny houses cost less than traditional homes, provide a smaller ecological footprint and allow owners to live a more affordable life. “Lots of people have a problem with giving homeless people money,” King said. “But they aren't op-

posed to working for it, so we thought that one of the coolest things we could do is pay a homeless carpenter to build a house for another homeless person. Pensacola has this bounty of awesome homeless carpenters because they are all here after Hurricane Ivan destroyed us and we needed help rebuilding, but when all the work dried up, we didn’t have the support for them.” There is already one BitHouse on the property and King said he hopes to have at least two more within the next month or two. Satoshi Forest is mostly in the clearing stage right now. There are masses of garbage piled up, there are weeds to chop down and there is a significant amount of work to be done, but it’s coming along. It’s there, it’s happening and Sean’s Outpost is committed to this vast homeless sanctuary. {in}

of 14 cities and counties in Florida that have a Domestic Partnership Registry in place. Leon County is currently the only municipality north of Gainesville with a registry. While domestic partnerships afford certain rights that convey with legal marriage, the domestic partnership it would allow is not intended to be a marriage. The ordinance states, “Nothing in this ordinance shall be construed as recognizing or treating a domestic partnership as marriage.” If passed, the ordinance provides that cohabitating individuals could file an affidavit of domestic partnership with the City, pay required fees, and the City Clerk would issue a certificate and laminated card as documentation of the partnership. Domestic partnerships could be terminated by filing an affidavit with the Clerk as well. This item will be voted on shortly after this issue of the IN is printed. For updated information on the vote, check Rick’s Blog at

General Patton reported that there were 3,553 assault reports in the first three quarters of the last fiscal year, up from 2,434 in the previous year—a 46 percent increase. The Independent News reported earlier this year (Independent News, “Not Invisible Anymore,” April 4), that few assaults were being reported because of the lack of confidence in how they would be investigated and few cases resulted in the accused being prosecuted. Patton believed that that attitude has changed. “In light of the historic under-reporting of this crime in both military and civilian sectors,” Patton said, “we assess the increase in victim reports in FY13 to be a strong indicator of increased victim confidence, due to a combination of things we have been doing across the department, namely: improved victim support services, sustained leader emphasis and service member awareness, and enhanced legal and investigative capabilities." Rep. Miller talked with the Independent News about whether commanding officers should be handling the sexual assault cases. "There is a ‘big tug and pull’ right now in taking adjudication away from commanding officers," he said. "It's awfully difficult to leave it in their hands when you see what folks have gone through." Miller said that both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their Armed Service appropriation bills and have scheduled a conference committee. Both bills have provisions addressing sexual assault. He said, "I'm very anxious to see what comes out of the conference, but this is one area we have a lot of agreement." "We should never put our troops in a position where advantage could be taken of them,” said Miller, who chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. "You hope people would recognize a responsibility with leadership not to let things like this to be ignored or swept under the rug." {in}

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asked Morgan to speak on the issues of gaming and its impact on communities in Northwest Florida. “Our community will be compelled to expand law coverage, requiring more taxes,” he said, noting that Las Vegas and Atlantic City have crime rates double the national average. “The International Association of Police Chiefs has pointed out that for every dollar collected in gambling taxes governments spend $10 fighting problems directly related to legalized gambling, such as prostitution, embezzlement, bad checks and racketeering.” Sheriff Morgan added, “The issue is a simple one for me, if we portray ourselves to be a decent society one must set aside personal wants and desires, like gambling, for the betterment of the whole community. The deficits of any proposed expansion will far outweigh any forecasted assets.” The Florida Senate Gaming Committee meets Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the WSRE-TV Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio on the main campus of Pensacola State College.


Thursday, Nov. 14, the Pensacola City Council will vote on an ordinance that would establish a Domestic Partnership Registry for the City of Pensacola. Councilman Larry B. Johnson (District 4) is sponsoring the ordinance, which if passed, would establish several rights for two unmarried cohabitating people. Among those rights are healthcare facility visitation, ability to make healthcare decisions in the event a partner is incapacitated, participation in a dependent’s education, notification in case of an emergency, correctional facility visitation, and funeral/burial decisions. The Pensacola ordinance is modeled after that of the City of Orlando, which is one


dropped by the offices of the Independent News last week, he talked about the rise of sexual assaults in the military. "First, the military had to recognize that it had a serious problem," said Miller. "Members of Congress had been saying for quite some time this is something they needed to focus on intently.” The fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act mandated an independent panel to make recommendations to Congress to stop military sexual assault in a report due in June 2014. Army Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton, director of DOD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, appeared on Nov. 7 before the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel to report on DOD’s prevention and awareness initiatives.




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You can find many of these makers with their work showcased at markets, festivals, and sometimes even storefronts. Others may require that you enter into the depths of their studio. Some make strictly as hobby or for the sake of the art, others for business, or their entire livelihood. The following three makers represent individuals performing their trade as full-time

endeavors—makers whose end products are just as diverse as their personalities, creative processes, and physical workspaces. These end products include furniture constructed out of century old reclaimed wood born out of a warehouse space and delivered to customers; architectural ceramics coming to life within a garage studio and driveway kiln; and designer and

customized jewelry creations showcased in an immaculate, plush storefront. If there is one—or a few—things each of these makers have in common, it’s the abundant enthusiasm for their trade, a steadfast commitment to quality and precision, dedication to local and sustainable sourcing, and of course, making each and every piece count. 9


L-R: Ryan Sellars, Joe Sinkovich, Dusty McGraw, Jimmy McGraw, Not pictured: Tip McAlpin, Alicia Sinkovich, Ryan Felch. / Upper right: reclaimed wood table “Do you smell that?” asked Joe Sinkovich when I walked up to the lumberyard where Armored Frog’s reclaimed wood furniture creations are born. The distinct strong aroma confirmed these stumps to be deadhead Cyprus unearthed from the river depths, where they have been preserved for multiple centuries. A history buff by nature, two years ago, the unveiling of ancient heart pine in his own 1918 home amidst a restoration process led Sinkovich to a newfound passion—old growth wood designs. As a result, he left 22 years of constructing orthopedic implants and began cutting wood. In essence, the two surfaces “breathe” the same way he explained. “Bone expands and contracts. Wood expands and contracts. Cutting bone and cutting wood is ironically the same equipment.” His woodwork started with planter boxes, working with Cyprus, cedar, and heart pine— woods that are rot and rust resistant, providing an “armor” of sort. “What animal do you want in your garden to eat bugs?” he asked me. “Frogs.” And so, Armored Frog was born. Recognizing a niche for reclaimed wood furniture, he quickly expanded his craft to larger-scale, high end pieces including a range of tables, desks and stools, and even mirrors, frames and flooring. “We started in the garage, moved into my sunroom, and then moved in here all within a year. Now we’re getting ready to expand again,” he said. 010 1

While many of his clients are spread across the Gulf Coast, extending to Destin and along the beaches of 30-A, Armored Frog pieces are also housed in locations from New York to San Francisco. Sinkovich pulled out his phone to show me a photo of a massive, what appeared to be bullet-proof non-destructible, shipping container housing a seven foot table. “It represents what you’re getting inside—a piece of artwork,” he said. These artistic furniture creations typically begin with a phone call request, met with Sinkovich’s follow up question, “What’s your budget?” Sinkovich works with each client, in 99 percent of cases, through a designer, to arrive at a custom piece made of the highest quality rare wood. One particular dining room table I laid eyes on included heart pine from a 1937 home interspersed with boards from the year supply of lumber Sinkovich keeps on hand. When it comes to sourcing for this reclaimed multi-century old hardwood, Sinkovich mentions cases of calling a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy. “I just find it,” he said. And naturally, he teams up with those who extract sunken logs from rivers, bogs and

the likes. “Have you seen the show ‘Swamp People’?” he asked me. Due to the nature of the ancient wood, if stored and cared for properly, the furniture pieces will outlive their owners, making them lifelong investments. Sinkovich compares buying furniture to buying a Porsche. “Anybody can go to a retail store and buy a piece of furniture that is beautiful. Anybody can buy a new Porsche. Not everybody can buy a 1973 911 Porsche. You have to find it, make sure it’s in good shape, and take care of it.” Each Armored Frog piece is built like an antique, using old world joints assembled with new world materials. Screws, glues and finishes aside, everything is constructed in the warehouse. And because Sinkovich and his team of craftsmen are perfectionists, the quality control is impeccable, and nothing is sent out without 100 percent approval. “Every product is signed and numbered so that we know who did it and when it was done. And there’s our signature sanding and hand waxing on the bottom,” he said. Not only does Sinkovich put time and care into each custom piece, he gets to experience

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a feeling of reward when he sees expressions of satisfaction. “To watch their eyes and see how proud they were to have taken the time to find us, help design it with their designer—I get pictures from people all the time telling me ‘thank you.’” "For us the sign of success is repeat customers. It means clients liked it and appreciated it,” he said. The more who see these pieces, the higher the demand, and so the process continues. A businessman by nature, Sinkovich offers a bit of advice to those who seek to make a living out of making functional art. “Do very little,” he said. “Pick one or two things to be good at and then execute them very well. Don’t spread yourself too thin.” Taking his own advice, Sinkovich doesn’t do just any old construction project, nor does he whip up basic cabinets or shelves, or do installations. While the bulk of his pieces are custom work, Sinkovich keeps spec tables and other furniture items on hand for the purchasing, including his latest and greatest stump stools. “All we do is make the best furniture you’ve ever seen,” he said with a smile. “That’s all we do.”

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Susan Campbell / Upper right: SAM Collection charms “Art is not a thing, it is a way.” This quote is written on a chalkboard situated just outside of Susan Campbell Jewelry. The store is home to an array of designer collections, including Campbell’s three private label lines, along with her customized charm assortment—SAM [Susan. Allison. Metalsmithing.] Collection. Campbell first dabbled in metal work during her art history studies at Florida State University. It was during a welding class, she realized, “Wow, I love hammering metal.” From here, she continued on to construct figure sculptures until she was greeted with a fork in the road—one that many aspiring artists find themselves faced with. “There comes a point when you have to ask yourself when chasing your dreams if it’s a hobby or a business. Business is business unless you do it as a hobby, and you have to chase it as such,” she said. While Campbell is quick to note that it’s difficult to be an artist and run a business with a clear and manageable plan, she proves to be able to balance the art of both. The SAM Collection is where Campbell truly gets her hands on the making. Launched in 2009, this “a la carte” collection is comprised of customized handstamped silver and gold charms. “You can create your own custom piece. Everybody can do it differently,” said Campbell. Underneath the glass sits a variety of charms. Some of the charms are more basic in shape with custom inscriptions including November 14, 2013

initials, or words like “mom.” For some of the other charms, the shapes speak for themselves, such as a horseshoe or a wishbone. Each charm boasts its own characteristics. “The charms are definitely not machine made—not at all computer generated,” she affirmed. For the making process, Campbell hand carves the initial molds in wax, which paves the way for another mold to be made, which is sent off for another mold, then used for the cast. Although the casting itself is conducted in nearby Milton, since Campbell herself is responsible for the hand-stamping to the finished pieces for the added customizable touch, she gets to have her hands on each piece at both the start and finish of the design and production processes. Although her simpler charm designs can take form in a matter of hours, be it in her studio or anywhere the idea strikes her, other more three-dimensional pieces can take a number of weeks, and involve several returns to the drawing board. “You never know what your final product will look like,” said Campbell. “This bird

I drew and drew and came back to it,” she said, as she held up a mold of a pelican. “He’s still not in flight yet.” To accompany the charms on each necklace, Campbell offers a selection of prized, hand-picked gems brought home from gem shows. Combining these gems, Campbell is currently working on developing several color palettes for her SAM collection to assist her clients in the creative process. While her SAM Collection may be the most true to her sculpting nature, it was actually one that was born out of demand from her customers. She cites her other lines as more artistic in nature, allowing her to work with endless color combinations, and keep things ever-evolving. These three separate private label lines include “Baby Candy,” “Stone Candy” and her premier “Oh My” diamond pieces. For her “Oh My” pieces specifically, it’s not about demand, or price points. “It’s about making something I love that I am passionate about,” she said with a smile. Along with a close up look at some of the diamonds used, there’s her personal

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favorite—faceted pearls. “I’m a pearl girl,” she said. For the execution of each piece in her private label lines, she finds herself asking the following question frequently. “Who’s the best person to do the job?” Although she turns over some of the constructional aspects, she maintains creative control. When she’s not at her store, Campbell is traveling to shows, coming home with trunks of jewels. “It’s a constant flow of creative information,” she said. “Sometimes I am inspired by fashion. Sometimes I am inspired by texture. Sometimes I am inspired by other artists.” This includes artists whose work she carries in her store. And those outside of her trade that she collaborates with. She showed me a sculpture on hand that was a collaborative effort with Ben Bogan incorporating a fossilized piece. She then shared her excitement for a flower ensemble that was in the making with the help of Shannon Pallin of Fiore. “I like being around other people and having them involved in my work—then it’s evolving and not just my vision,” she said.

Susan Campbell Jewelry/ SAM Collection 32 S. Palafox



Xinia Marin and Peter King / Upper right: Gulf Breeze Arch replicas Since the beginning of his pottery journey in the 1970s, the name has been synonymous locally with “clay carpentry.” After earning two honors degrees simultaneously, rather than continuing onto Harvard graduate school on fellowship at the ripe age of 21-years-old, King had a greater vision. “I was throwing pottery one night about 4 o’ clock in the morning in the studio and all of the sudden I had this vision of this giant glazed ceramic column with ladies’ faces with swirling hair. It was very art nouveau and had giant columns,” he said. It was then King realized, “You don’t just have to make pots out of this [clay], you could make whole buildings.” Recognizing this was an age-old historical endeavor, he decided to revive it as a studio art form. In turn, both his writings and art centered around the idea that you don’t have to have an elaborate and vastly sized studio to create. You can have something the size of a garage and do large scale work within, which is exactly what he has done. “I’ve built a lot of pieces in a lot of places that didn’t have studios,” said King, mentioning a time in Coral Springs he and his wife Xinia Marin completed a large scale arch outside in the parking lot. “Nothing is impossible,” added Marin, a 20-year, technically trained and functional pottery veteran herself. Although King and Marin have carried their passion for architectural ceramics far beyond Pensacola, installing and unveiling 212 1

public art pieces from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Vancouver, and conducting workshops and residencies all the while, their studio is nestled in the heart of East Hill. Here at StoneHaus, the work begins with clay that is harvested from Pace and surrounding local areas. In addition to clay, the garage studio space boasts numerous glazes which Marin mixes and masters so to finish each piece with exquisite coloring. Just outside the studio is the gas kiln used for firing, one King compares to a barbecue pit in jest. Built by King in 1987, this towering, brick kiln was grandfathered in and is said to be the only one of its kind within the city. Situated at the front of King’s property is his gallery space, open to the public. Here you will see functional pieces ranging from modest sized mugs and bowls to larger sinks and decor. Plus sculptures that are Marin’s creations, including ornate tree-houses and even nativity scenes.

“Each year at Christmas I make different ideas,” said Marin. Once it was sculptural post-Ivan houses, another year, a series even a bit more personal. “One year when my mother died, I did moms,” she said. “Narrative pieces,” affirmed King. While carefully walking through the gallery, Marin held up a replica of their largest and most detailed piece of public art. The full size piece two years in the making was unveiled this week in Gulf Breeze. Adorned with indigenous sea turtles, live oaks, and shells on one side, this two-sided arch represents the natural wonders of the area. “Public art is not like doing your own work,” said King. “You do something that addresses the community—that talks about the community in some kind of way, the history, or its aspirations.”

“Public art is not like doing your own work. You do something that addresses the community—that talks about the community in some kind of way, the history, or its aspirations.”


Similar large scale pieces on display in our area include the arch standing in front of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at the University of West Florida, a piece within WUWF radio station, which happens to be King’s first public art piece, and the 911 memorial in Martin Luther King Plaza. Now that their latest massive unveiling is behind them, King and Marin will be taking a breather while gearing up to toss, fire and glaze away on smaller scale pieces to keep the gallery stocked. “If we’re here the gallery sign says ‘Open,’” said King. Although they are not able to host their fully involved kiln opening party where patrons eagerly await pieces fresh out of the fire, they promise new work to be coming out of the kiln between now and the holidays. “A lot of times we’re unloading the kiln on Christmas Eve when I run out of coffee mugs,” said King. “I like to tell people that this is the only place in town you can get new inventory the last week before Christmas. New work that no one has seen, that is not picked over.”

StoneHaus Studio 2617 N. 12th Ave. 725-5996

Meet More Makers Of course, these three all-stars aren't the only makers in town. Pensacola is full of talent—especially if you know where to look (and shop). Here are a few more opportunities to view and purchase the work of local makers:

Saturday Markets

Palafox Market 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Saturday Vendors line the streets before the sun comes up, showcasing everything from bath products, to jewelry and birdhouses. On the food front, local farmers and bakers bring treats along for the sampling. The market has grown to include over 85 vendors weekly. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on Palafox between Wright and Garden. 12th Ave. Patio Sale 8 – 11 a.m. every Saturday Although smaller in scale than Palafox Market, the recently launched 12th Ave. Patio sale transforms the yard outside of the Old Sacred Heart Hospital Building into a makers and resellers neighborhood paradise. Still in its first month, the market is growing with the addition of new vendors each week. 1010 N. 12th Ave.

Gallery Night

Sometimes it's easy to forget about arts and crafts while enjoying hassle free street booze, but Gallery Night does still offer a prime opportunity to peruse the works of local artisans. A growing network of over 60 local artists congregates outside of Seville Quarter on Government Street. And that's just one spot. The final Gallery Night of the year is this Friday, Nov. 15.

Retail Spots

Angel’s Garden 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Saturday Just a stone’s throw from the 12th Ave. Patio Sale, Angel’s Garden is a unique gift shop that includes the works of over 100 local and regional artists ranging from smaller to larger scale pieces, gift items and yard decor. 1208 N. 12th Ave. Blue Morning Gallery Hours vary. Open daily. This local artist cooperative gallery situated in downtown Pensacola houses works of both well-established and up and coming local artisans. In addition to featured artist displays, they routinely hold workshops. 21 S. Palafox.

Seasonal Events

Holiday Art Sale 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Dec. 7 Choose from a selection of glass and pottery items crafted by First City Art Center's pottery and glass guild artists. 1060 N. Guillemard. 2nd Annual Boatyard Craft Fair 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dec. 14 – 15 Returning for a second year, the event has expanded to a two-day affair featuring local and regional artists, crafters, and retail merchants, hosted at the Community Maritime Park. 300 W. Main St. 512 Gallery Holiday Fair 12 – 6 p.m., Dec. 15 Purchase an assortment of pieces crafted by local artists, including prints, textiles, ceramics, paintings, handmade dolls, homemade cookies and more. 512 E. Gadsden St.

DIY Making If you’re looking for an opportunity to try your hands at making between now and the holidays, you’re in luck. Here are some ongoing and upcoming workshops providing you some hands-on making opportunities. Who knows, you just might end up making the perfect holiday gift.

First City Art Center 1060 N. Guillemard

Introduction to Pottery on the Wheel 3 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays In this workshop participants receive an introduction to materials, equipment, and throwing techniques. The instructor works individually with each attendee to develop finesse and consistency in throwing on the wheel. $30 includes tools and materials. Make Your Own Glass Ornament 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays This class serves as an introduction to the art of glass blowing. Each student will get to pick out glass colors for their design and get to participate in the process of blowing a piece of molten glass into a lovely ornament. $25 includes tools and materials. November 14, 2013

Glass Bead Making 6 – 8:30 p.m., Dec. 10 and 12 This two-day workshop is geared toward beginner to intermediate bead makers. In addition to safety information, beginners will learn the basics, while intermediate bead makers will strengthen their basic skills and learn more advanced shaping and decorating techniquesdesign ideas will be discussed as well. No glass working experience required for beginner course. $95 includes tools and materials.

A Bead and Crystal House

711 W. Garden St. Although Moon Dance may be no more, the make your own jewelry in a Victorian cottage pastime lives on in downtown Pensacola, thanks to A Bead and Crystal House. Basic Beading Class 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Nov. 16, $15 plus materials 5 – 7 p.m., Nov. 20, $15 plus materials Basic Quartz Crystal Wrapping Class 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 $35 includes Crystal and Wire Learn how to create a basic wire wrapped crystal for a necklace.

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A Beer Fest on the Bay by Jessica Forbes

Mandel is optimistic for the festival’s continued success due in part to its setting. “We have a lot of breweries that won’t do a lot of festivals,” Mandel said, “but they will do this one because of the venue, being on the water.” Meaning that with support from a beer loving populous combined with the draw of scenic views from the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, the Craft Beer Festival has a good chance at becoming one of Pensacola’s signature fall events. {in}

We have a lot of breweries that won’t do a lot of festivals, but they will do this one because of the venue, being on the water.” Robby Mandel

Tickets to Saturday’s festival will also be on sale at the stadium on Friday night. On Saturday, Hill-Kelly kicks off the day’s activities with a public “Past Meets Present” Mopar Car Show beginning at 10 a.m. After the tasting ends at 4 p.m. on Saturday, rising country favorite Parmalee will perform along with Little Texas, a WHEN: 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 (VIP only) long-time Country radio staple. and 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 (General Proceeds from the Pensacola Admission and VIP). Musical performances are Craft Beer Festival go to The First free and open to the public each night. Tee of Northwest Florida, the local WHERE: Pensacola Bayfront Stadium chapter of a national program that COST: $50 VIP Admission on Friday. $40 GA aims to develop and teach youth life and $100 VIP on Saturday. $140 Weekend VIP skills through the game of golf. A Pass available. Designated Driver Tickets are charity golf tournament, also part of $10 each day. the festival’s official activities, will DETAILS: take place on Friday morning, kicking off the festival’s array of activities.


If Pensacola’s love of beer drinking wasn’t already evident, over the past few years the numbers of new beer-centric establishments and events that have popped up have likely cleared up any doubts that may have been out there. One such event, the Pensacola Craft Beer Festival, serves as additional proof that the area residents have an appreciation for beer that is deep and increasingly adventurous. For two days, the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium and Community Maritime Park will host events related to the festival, including Saturday’s tasting event during which over 250 beers will be on hand. In both beer variety and overall event size, year two of the Pensacola Craft Beer Festival promises to be larger than the successful inaugural event last November, which drew over 2,200 beer fans. “Last year we sold out and we knew we needed more room,” said Robby Mandel, owner of Dlux Printing, which organizes and serves as a sponsor of the festival. In 2012, the festival was held on the concourse inside the stadium, but it was obvious a little more space was required. “We added food and art vendors this year, so we’re now using the amphitheater and area outside of the stadium,” Mandel stated of the festival’s expansion. Food will be provided by several area restaurants, including Sonny’s Barbeque, Helenback, Tijuana Flats and Peg Leg Pete’s, among others. “There will be no carnival food,” Mandel said of the lineup that guarantees good pairings for the multitude of beer varieties available. November 14, 2013

Participating breweries range from familiar names for most beer lovers—Sam Adams, Leinenkugel, Anchor Steam, Unibroue—to smaller regional breweries, including Florida-based operations such as Fort Walton Beach’s Props Craft Brewery, Tampa’s Three Palms Brewing, and Fort Lauderdale’s Holy Mackerel Brewing. In the spirit of home state pride, Brown Distributing of Florida is debuting its “Drink Like A Local” trailer, a rolling kegerator of sorts that pours craft beers brewed only in the Sunshine State. The refrigerated semitrailer has 18 taps along each side and will provide several Florida-born beers that will be new to many attendees. Beer isn’t the only reason to venture to the festival, however. “We have so much going on it’s almost hard to explain!” Mandel said with a laugh of this year’s packed schedule of events. Several bands will provide live entertainment on the amphitheater stage and the performances will be free and open to the public. For general admission ticket holders the beer festival itself takes place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. VIP ticket holders have access to the grounds (and beer) at a special event on Friday night, and will also be able to enter the festival at noon on Saturday, for an additional hour of beer tasting. Coinciding with the last Gallery Night of the year, on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the public is invited to free performances by the Modern Eldorados Band and Bella Orange, followed by fireworks over the bay.

The following are but a few of the breweries participating in the Pensacola Craft Beer Festival. For a more extensive list, check out the festival’s website at Abita Anchor Back Forty Beer Company Bells Blue Moon Brasserie d'Achouffe Brew Bus Brewing Brown Distributing Chimay Cigar City Cisco Brewers Dogfish Head Duvel Engine 15 Florida Beer Company Goose Island Beer Company Grayton Beer Company He'Brew Highland

Humboldt Brewing Company Innis and Gunn Kona Lagunitas Lazy Magnolia Leinenkugel Magic Hat McGuire’s Irish Pub Mile Marker Brewing Narragansett Brewing New Belgium NOLA Ommegang Oskar Blues Pensacola Bay Brewery Red Brick Brewing Redd's Rogue Saint Arnold Brewing

Company Sam Adams Samuel Smith Sea Dog Brewing Shiner Shipyard Brewing Shmaltz Brewing Sierra Nevada Southern Tier Brewing Company St. Johns Brewers Stone Straight to Ale Swamp Head Sweetwater Terrapin Warsteiner Widmer Breweries Yuengling 15

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Ears & Fingers by Jason Leger

Midlake – ‘ANTIPHON’

Our culture loves a good underdog story. We crave hearing that when the odds are stacked against us and the world wants us to fail, that there is still hope for victory and redemption. It is food for the soul to know that when the ground crumbles beneath us, all is not lost. These types of stories, fictional or not, give us reason to continue plodding on when tragedy strikes or disappointment sets in. We desperately need them. Over the course of the past year or so, Austin’s Midlake received quite a blow; their frontman and lead songwriter, Tim Smith,


RUNNING: SIX AT SIX 6 a.m. Running Wild, 3012 E Cervantes St. 435-9222 or FIRST CITY ART CENTER 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. “Small Works” on display through Nov. 30, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - noon. 1060 N. Guillemard St. 429-1222 or ARTEL GALLERY 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “The Cinco Banderas Collection” on display through Nov. 29, Tuesday –Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 223 Palafox, Old County Courthouse. 432-3080 or QUAYSIDE ART GALLERY 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Presenting the gallery’s Christmas Members’

up and quit. Many bands would not recover from this sort of departure, as in some sense, a person with this role becomes the face of sorts. This is my beef with Stone Temple Pilots at the moment. Scott Weiland is, at the very least, equally as reputable as the face of STP as the DeLeo brothers are, but they part ways and the DeLeos and drummer Eric Kretz hire… Chester Bennington?! And have the balls to continue calling it Stone Temple Pilots? Ugh. I digress. The departure of Tim Smith forced guitarist Eric Pulido into the vacant spot of lead singer and led the band to work more succinctly together as a unit for songwriting. The product is “Antiphon,” which is a fitting title as it means reply or response and this is the band’s response to a bad situation. Ten songs, clocking in at right around 44 minutes, “Antiphon,” in all honesty, has moments of being that phoenix rising from the ashes, but also seems to struggle to remain in flight. The album starts on a very strong point with the title track, which begins with the words, “Start a war.” Even without Smith at the helm, this song along with the track that followed, “Provider,” felt reminiscent of where Midlake has been, while simultaneously keeping them fresh and relevant. “The Old and the Young” is one of the catchier songs I’ve

Show. Exhibit on display through Dec. 31. Also on display are Christmas ornaments created by local Pyramid, Inc. artists. Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. –5 p.m. and Sunday 1-- 5 p.m. 17 E. Zaragoza St. 438-2363 or BLUE MORNING GALLERY 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. “Patterns In Life” exhibition featuring the works of Marsha Baumert, Melinda Giron, and Margaret Hildreth. Exhibition ends Nov. 23. Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. –5 p.m., Thursday –Saturday 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 – 4 p.m. 21 S. Palafox. 429-9100 or PENSACOLA MUSEUM OF ART 10 a.m. Currently on display: “The Design of War: World War I and II Posters and Flags,” “The American

ever heard from Midlake, and “Vale” is a very interesting track, to say the least. Those four are the highlights of the album. I refuse to say that I didn’t enjoy it, but there is definitely a point around midway through where listening intently really became tedious for me and the high point “Antiphon” started on was no longer anywhere in sight. However, even remotely calling this a bust considering what the band has gone through over the past year would simply be untrue. Midlake have landed on their feet. “Antiphon” is out now via ATO Records.


upcoming album, “Cupid Deluxe,” has already produced two gems in lead single “Chamakay” and fierce follow-up “You’re Not Good Enough,” which features Samantha Urbani from the band Friends. Pitchfork calls the latter track a “vindictive punch” in the vein of late ‘70s era Prince, and I couldn’t have stated it better. Understanding the production he has done for some hot rising stars, knowing the impressive cast of collaborators in his back pocket, and taking into account these first two tracks from “Cupid Deluxe,” it’s safe to say that 2014 could see some big things for Blood Orange. “Cupid Deluxe” is out November 18 via Domino Records. {in}

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Devonté "Dev" Hynes has worn several hats and gone by several names, probably most notably being Lightspeed Champion. Most recently, he has been a producer for some names that you have probably heard a lot of over the past couple of years; names like Solange and Sky Ferreira. The guy has proven he can write some dark pop tracks, and now he is making a name for himself with them. Under the moniker Blood Orange, Hynes is pumping out brooding R&B tunes that are chill, pensive, and catchy as hell. Hynes’

Indian: Original Art and Artifacts and Interpretations Through Western Eyes,” and “Painting and Process.” Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 — 5 p.m. 407 S. Jefferson St. 432-6247 or TAG UWF 10 a.m. –4 p.m. "Points of Departure" Foundations Students Exhibition on display through Nov. 27. Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. –4 p.m. and Saturday 12 — 4 p.m. The Art Gallery (TAG) 11000 University Pkwy. Bldg 82, Room 240. 4742696 or MESS HALL 2 – 5 p.m. The Pensacola MESS Hall (Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff ) off ers weekly themes, special activities and workshops that captivate curious minds of all ages and inspire a

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Garden & Gifts Galore by Sarah McCartan

photo by Samantha Crooke Dove Garden Shop offers an eclectic variety of gifts for both home and garden. The newly remodeled shop celebrates its grand reopening Saturday, Nov. 16, just in time to meet the holiday shopping demand.

LECTURE ON “THE DESIGN OF WAR” EXHIBITION 6-7 p.m. Dr. Patrick Rowe, professor of Art History at Pensacola State College presents at the Pensacola Museum of Art. The current PMA exhibition, “The Design of War: World War I and World War II Posters and Flags” comprises a selection of artifacts from Dr. Rowe’s personal collection. The exhibition will be on display through January 3, 2014. Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St. Free. 432-6247 or EXPLORE PENSACOLA HISTORY: SHIPWRECKS OF PENSACOLA 6-7 p.m. Dr. Della Scott-Ireton presents on the topic of shipwrecks, underwater archaeology and Pensacola’s maritime history. West Florida Public Library, 229 N. Spring St. Free. 436-5060 or VEGAN DINNER AT END OF THE LINE 6-9 p.m. While End of the Line offers vegan dinner options every day (except Mondays, when

On the exterior, Dove Garden Shop’s fresh look includes painting and landscaping with items from Arc Gateway’s plant nursery. Interior renovations include new paint, the removal of carpet, refinishing of hardwood floors and increased display casing, making for a warm and inviting experience. “There is something for anyone who likes gardening or just the outdoors in general and who wants the opportunity to make a difference with their dollars, by giving back to the local community and supporting good causes,” said Marketing/Public Relations Director Brandi Whitehurst. All proceeds from the shop go to benefit Arc Gateway, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and services to children and adults with or at risk of intellectual and developmental disabilities in our local area. Dove Garden Shop is a sister shop to the gift shop housed in West Florida Hospital, whose proceeds also go to benefit Arc Gateway programming. When it comes to Dove Garden Shop’s garden-centered items, in addition to succulents, the shop includes miniature air

they’re closed) each Thursday the café also serves up a 3-course dinner, the menu for which changes every week. 610 E. Wright St. $15. 4290336 or VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS TODD BARRY 6:30 p.m. early show and 9:30 p.m. later show. Comedian and actor Todd Barry performs two stand-up shows on Thursday night. 2 S. Palafox. $15. 607-6758 or

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BRYAN LEE 6 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill, 21 Via De Luna Dr. 916-5087 or KARAOKE NIGHT 6 p.m. VFW Post 706 5000 Lillian Highway, 455-0026. LUCAS CRUTCHFIELD 6 p.m. The Deck at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or THE DAVENPORTS 6 p.m. The Leisure Club, 126 S. Palafox. 912-4229 or FRANK BROWN SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

nice people. It’s also a perfect opportuplants, mini poinsettias and bamboo, plus nity for students to earn retail experience decor ranging from whimsical yard ornawhile in school,” said Whitehurst. ments, garden gnomes and bird feeders, to Dove Garden Shop is located on the more practical yard items like gloves and east side of the duplex, while the west side, rain gauges. The vast gift item selection insituated just behind the shop, houses the cludes ceramics from Arc Gateway’s adult horticulture department, set to hold its enrichment program, locally designed and handmade pieces, fair trade products and a annual Christmas tree sales kicking off just after Thanksgiving. plethora of recycled and repurposed items. “Our Christmas trees will be for sale “We have a wide selection of clientbeginning the day after Thanksgiving and made ceramics including our popular those hours will include evenings and sweater bowls and vases made from the weekends until we sell out,” said Whitetexture of cable knit pullovers. For jewhurst. “We also have a bumper crop of elry, we even have a local artist who has a our beautiful florist-grade poinsettias breathtaking selection of pearl necklaces on order in every imaginable color and and pearl and responsibly-harvested variety.” {in} coral,” said Whitehurst. In addition to making a gift or garden purchase, if you are looking to lend a helping hand this season, the shop currently has four-hour volunteer shifts available, Monday WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 through Saturday between the WHERE: 1020 E. Fairfield Drive hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. COST: Free “It's a fun place to spend your DETAILS: time and great way to meet really


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PENSACOLA HUMANE SOCIETY ADOTION EVENT 3-6 p.m. The Pensacola Humane Society will hold a pet adoption event at PetSmart in Pensacola, during which dogs and cats from the not-for-profit, no-kill shelter will be available for adoption. PetSmart, 6251 North Davis Hwy. 4324260 or

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GALLERY NIGHT 5-9 p.m. Visit Downtown Pensacola for the last Gallery Night of 2013. Portions of Palafox and Government streets close, but the galleries, restaurants, and retail shops along them stay open late. A number of art vendors and musicians line the streets as well for what has become one of Pensacola’s favorite nights out. 434-5371 or WINE TASTING AT SEVILLE QUARTER 5 p.m. Palace Café at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or PENSACOLA OPERA GALLERY NIGHT OPEN HOUSE 5 – 8 p.m. Featuring dance demonstrations and instruction by Dawn Westberry and Victor Luna of Fred Astaire Dance Studio, and classical guitar music by Pensacola-based musician, Arturo Guitarra. Guests will also have the chance to reserve the best available seats for Carmen and Cinderella at exclusive open house prices. Pensacola Opera Center. 75 S. Tarragona St.433-6737 or




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Pensacola EggFest The inaugural Pensacola EggFest was a huge success. Thousands packed Blue Wahoos’ Park stadium on a postcard perfect, sunny Saturday afternoon. Pensacola appreciates creative, fun events that help charities and this brainchild of Jerrold Hall is a winner. More than 50 Big Green Egg team smoked, grilled and roasted everything from briskets to oysters, shrimp and alligator. People sampled food cooked by chefs and local celebrities on their Big Green Eggs, watched Big Green Egg demonstrations and enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle vendor expos. Best of all, the proceeds went to benefit Chain Reaction, the local teen volunteer and leadership center for students ages 13-18 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Chain Reaction empowers teenagers to change their world through volunteerism combined with character education. Since it began in 2003, Chain Reaction has given over 2,300 teens the opportunity to use their time in a way that serves the local Pensacola community, while also discovering things about themselves they couldn’t imagine. The Pensacola EggFest was presented by Pensacola’s Kia AutoSport with the help of Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, Florida Blue and Cox Communications. The Blue Wahoos handled the tickets sales and provided manpower the day of the event.

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Mahabhuta Festival Returns by Sarah McCartan

Seeking to “celebrate yoga, unite communities and inspire greatness” the Mahabhuta Yoga Festival returns to Pensacola for a second year. Held Nov. 15 – 17 at Sanders Beach Community Center, the three day festival hosts 24 regional yoga studios and is filled with 24 yoga workshops. The term mahabhuta means “the great element.” There are five mahabhutas that make up the universe—ether, air, fire, water and earth. This year’s festival is set to honor water—specifically the sacred waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Not only does it honor the water, it highlights the coast’s network of vast talent. “This is an event highlighting the talents of regional yoga teachers, artists, healers, and musicians from New Orleans to Seaside” explained featured presenter and longtime community yoga guru, Nancy LaNasa. “Pensacola has been chosen because of its’ natural beauty and Southern charm. It is also the perfect location to bridge all of these yoga communities along the Emerald Coast.” “It's amazing to teach yoga in the beautiful Sanders Beach Community Center with

author, speaker and multi-award winning the backdrop of Pensacola Bay,” she added. composer. “It's the perfect serene setting for this kind “This festival is just a great way to of festival.” experience new things, be with friends and If you didn’t budget your funds or make new ones. It's also a great way for us time in anticipation of basking in an entire presenters to give back to the communities weekend of yoga, numerous ticket opthat we serve,” said LaNasa. tions allow you to pick and choose which For those attendees with children, presentations and classes throughout the there is a kids tent offering arts and crafts weekend you select to attend. This inthroughout the weekend. A portion of cludes portions that are not strictly limited all the proceeds will fund the Mahabto yoga—healing and bodywork opportuhuta Yoga Foundation, which will fund a nities including massages, reflexology and scholarship for a Gulf Coast resident to spa offerings. participate in a local yoga teacher training “There is so much more than yoga— from a participating studio. {in} bodywork, healing natural vegetarian food, and amazing music,” said LaNasa. “Attendees can take advantage of single presentations and pay the day(s) of the festival.” WHEN: Nov. 15 – 17 In addition to those yogis WHERE: Sanders Beach Community Center, and artists coming from other 913 S. I St. areas, other featured local COST: $135-270 for workshop passes; $35 presenters include Divya Elting single workshop; $75 massage and bodywork of Breathe Yoga & Wellness options Center, and Michael Brandt DETAILS: DeMaria, PhD, psychologist,


WINE TASTING AT CITY GROCERY 5:15 p.m. City Grocery, 2050 N. 12th Ave. 469-8100. WINE TASTING AT EAST HILL MARKET 5:30 p.m. 1216 N. Ninth Ave. TAKE A TOUR OF THE BASILICA OF ST. MICHAEL 6 - 8 p.m. Father Joseph Callipare, rector of the historic Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, welcomes the public for visits during the upcoming Gallery Night, 15 November, with guided tours available. Dedicated in 1886, the church features 23 stained glass windows designed and produced by renowned Bavarian artist Emil Frei, and multiple religious statues and hand-carved altars. 19 N. Palafox St. 438-4985 or PENSACOLA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 6-9 p.m. Friday’s tasting is limited to VIP ticket holders, sponsors, and vendors, but the live music on the amphitheater stage is free and open to the public. Fireworks over the bay will follow performances by the Modern Eldorados and Bella Orange. If you’d like to join the beer tasting, tickets to the Saturday event will be on sale. Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT TOWN HALL FORUM AT WSRE 6:30 p.m. The “AWARE” television program presents “Getting the Facts Straight,” a town hall forum on the Affordable Care Act. Nationally recognized healthcare experts Andrew Rubin and Allison Vogel join local experts on a non-partisan panel to provide the latest information and take questions from the audience. WSRE’s Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio at Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd. Call 850-484-1759 for reservations by Nov. 14.

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press photo In reading the musical resume of Sarah Jarosz, one would probably think that what’s described is the career of someone perhaps twice her age. At 22, Jarosz, has collaborated with legendary artists, recorded three albums, and built a reputation as one of the most talented and technically proficient musicians in a new wave of American folk music. Having started out in bluegrass, Jarosz is a vocalist who also plays mandolin, banjo, and guitar, blending traditional roots with influences from an array of genres. Her covers of Bob Dylan, Joanna Newsome, The

Decemberists, and Radiohead reveal a range of musical appreciation. And while she has toured the U.S., U.K., and Canada, Jarosz’s Pensacola show will be her first in Florida. At the time she spoke to the IN, Jarosz was preparing to record her second performance for Austin City Limits; her first appearance was in support of her first album “Song Up In Her Head” released when Jarosz was 18 and preparing to study at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Jarosz’s second album, “Follow Me Down” followed two years later in 2011 drawing her attention from NPR and Paste Magazine among others. This September saw the release of her third studio album, “Build Me Up From Bones,” which Jarosz recorded during breaks in her last semester at NEC. “My mom plays guitar and sings as a hobby,” Jarosz remembered of her childhood when she herself first started singing. “Growing up so close to Austin, Texas they would always take me to see live music there, so there was certainly a lot of music going on in my house.”

turning point,” she remembered. Paczosa The mandolin became a fixture in has worked with Alison Krauss and the Jarosz’s life at age 10, after she’d borrowed Infamous Stringdusters among numerous one from friends of the family and her other bluegrass- and country-centric artists. parents saw her interest. Shortly thereafter, Within a year of their meeting, Jarosz signed Jarosz discovered a weekly bluegrass jam with Sugar Hill Records where Pacoaza has in her hometown of Wimberley, Texas, just produced each of Jarosz’s albums. southwest of Austin. It wasn’t long after that Currently, Jarosz is touring with Alex Jarosz picked up banjo and guitar as well. Hargraves and Daniel Smith, who all met “When I was 12 I started having an opat music camps eight years ago. “We’ve portunity to sit in with some of my heroes played together in a trio for about threelike Tim O’Brien and David Grisman,” said and-a-half years, so it’s a really special Jarosz, who at that age also started writing thing we’ve got going on musically,” said her own songs and playing in Austin and small Jarosz, “and I feel really fortunate to get to festivals, as a teenager notably jamming with play with them.” {in} Earl Scruggs and Ricky Scaggs. “There is nothing really that is quite as great as getting to play music with someone of that caliber,” Jarosz stated. “I’ve had so many of those moments. I think that’s one thing that’s really special WHAT: Sarah Jarosz with Brian Wright about the acoustic music scene.” WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 After a set at the Telluride WHERE: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox Bluegrass Festival when she was COST: $20 16, producer Gary Paczosa apDETAILS: 607-6758 or proached Jarosz. “That was a real


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1. Adonna’s Bakery and Café, 114 S. Palafox 2. Artel Gallery, 223 S. Palafox: Artel Gallery will be exhibiting the Cinco Banderas Collection, a unique and permanent body of work consisting exclusively of regionally produced art. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Cinco Banderas Competition. Joining us for the evening will also be our good friends from the Humane Society of Pensacola. Meet and support them on our front porch. Enjoy all of this and more while listening to Killarney—an Irish folk band that always gets the audience dancing. 3. Belle Ame’, 112 S. Palafox 4. Blab – TV, 121 S. Palafox 5. Blue Morning Gallery, 21 S. Palafox: "Patterns in Life" takes the Spotlight on Art with participating artists Marsha Baumert, Melinda Giron and Margret Hildreth capturing the beauty of patterns in nature. For Gallery Night, with extended hours, the Gallery offers the public

the opportunity to meet member artists, view and buy original and affordable local art, while enjoying refreshments and the music of popular Celtic band Sweet Prospect. 6. Carmen’s Lunch Bar, 407-B S. Palafox 7. Dog House Deli, 30 S. Palafox 8. Dollarhide’s, 41 S.Palafox 9. Don Alan’s, 401 S. Palafox: Featuring the fine art and painted glassware of Beege Welborn. 10. Elebash’s, 36 S. Palafox: Browse beautiful diamonds, and experience the art of “walk up magic” 11. First United Methodist Church of Pensacola (First Church) and The Perry Home Coffee House, 2 E. Wright St.: Will host an exciting evening of arts, crafts, music and food and entertainment. 12. Global Grill, 27 S. Palafox: Paintings from local artists including Quenby Tyler, Riece Walton and Reese Foret. 13. Grand Reserve Cigar & Smoke Shop, 210 Palafox 14. Gulf Coast Community Bank, 40 N. Palafox: Award winning photographer Frank Brueske, from Pace, will display both black & white and colored photographs at Gulf Coast Community Bank. They will span a period of more than 50 years. Some of these photographs will appear in his “Sixty Years of Black & White Photography-and a

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bit of Color” exhibit which will debut January 27, 2014 at the Wright Place in Pensacola. 15. Harvest Church, The Rex Theater, 18 N. Palafox 16. Helen Back Café, 22 S. Palafox 17. Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 10 S. Palafox 18. Indigeaux Denim Bar & Boutique, 122 S. Palafox: The boutique will be showing jewelry from a local artist. 19. Intermission, 214 S. Palafox 20. Jewelers Trade Shop, 26 Palafox: Ring in the Holiday Season with your friends at Jewelers Trade Shop. Enjoy champagne, hors d'oeuvre, and live entertainment while you take in the unique canvas creations from featured artist, Bonnie Fuchs. 21. London W1 Hair Salon & Studio, 120 S. Palafox 22. Meadows Jewelers, 125 Palafox 23. Nacho Daddies, 34 S. Palafox 24. New York Nick’s, 9 S. Palafox 25. Once Upon A Time, 270 N. Palafox 26. Pensacola Museum Of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.: Enjoy the all the exhibits the museum has to offer. 27. Pensacola Opera, 75 S. Tarragona St. 28. Pink Picasso, 19 Palafox: Pink Picasso will feature live music and local art. Visitors can view the progress of the Picasso Jazz Club, opening soon.

GALLERY NIGHT GETDOWN AT SLUGGO’S 7 p.m. Live music and art show benefitting the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida. Sluggo’s, 101 S. Jefferson St. 791-6501 DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or THE BLENDERS 8:30 p.m. Hub Stacey's Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 469-1001 or RAISING KARMA 8:30 p.m. The Tin Cow, 102 South Palafox. 466-2103 or R_GARCIA AT HANDLEBAR 9 p.m. R_Garcia

with Kid Eternity. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. 434-9060 or TIMBERHAWK 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or BANANA REPUBLIC 10 p.m. Apple Annie’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or WHISKEY DOWN 9:30 p.m. Hopjacks. 10 South Palafox. 497-6076 or DJ MR. LAO 10 p.m. Phineas Phogg’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

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29. Pita Pit, 1 S. Palafox 30. PNJ &, S. Palafox, between Romana & Intendencia streets. 31. Quayside Art Gallery, 17 E. Zaragoza St.: The gallery will have a new exhibition of members' works in our West Gallery. Please visit us on Gallery Night and enjoy our art, food, artists and entertainment. 32. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St: Seville Quarter has invited over 80 Local Artists & Vendors to showcase their skills, crafts & artwork in the street in front of the historic complex. There will be a free concert in the Seville Party Plaza hosted by the Northwest Florida Blues Society starting at 7 p.m. 33. Sole Inn and Suites, 200 N. Palafox: Enjoy local artists and celebrate Gallery Night with live music at Sole. 34. St. Michael Catholic Church, 19 N. Palafox 35. Susan Campbell Jewelry, 32 S. Palafox: Featuring unique & beautiful jewelry. 36. The Bodacious Olive/The Bodacious Brew, 407 S. Palafox 37. The Great Southern Restaurant Group, Jackson's Steakhouse, Fish House, Atlas Oyster House and the Deck Bar. The Courtyard at Seville Tower, 226 S. Palafox: Join us at the Courtyard at Seville Tower, at the corner of Palafox and Government. There will

be live entertainment from local musician Lucas Crutchfield and featuring the work of local photographer Barrett McClean. 38. The Leisure Club, 126 Palafox: Enjoy local art, Gallery Night Specials and great food. 39. The Spotted Dog, 124 S. Palafox: Enjoy wonderful “Animal Art.” 40. The Tin Cow, 102 S. Palafox: The Tin Cow will be featuring Lindsey Gray's collection of acrylic paintings ranging from pop art to abstract art. Enjoy local art and design your own burgers. 41. Wine Bar, 16 Palafox: Enjoy local art in the “Breezeway” 42. World of Beer/Blend Lounge, 200 S. Palafox 43. Zarzaur Law Firm, 11 E. Romana St.: Zarzaur Law, P.A. and staff invite you to visit Romana Street for a chance to create your very own graffiti art. Grab a paint can and spray your art on the north wall of the law firm. Donations will be accepted for the benefit of Legal Services of North Florida, which provides civil legal services to those in our community who cannot afford it. All spray paint and paper is provided by Zarzaur Law, P.A., and we ask that you do not bring your own spray cans from home. This event is free of charge and is suitable for the whole family.


12th AVENUE PATIO SALE 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Spend your Saturday morning shopping local. 12th Avenue Patio Sale is a group of locals offering the best Pensacola-made goods. Every Saturday will bring fresh vendors to the mix, so stop in weekly to see what's new. 1010 N. 12th Ave. 438-3580 or PALAFOX MARKET 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fi ne art, and antiques are just a few of the items off ered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola. Items

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happenings originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, N. Palafox St. “FALL IN LOVE” ANIMAL AWARENESS AND ADOPTION EVENT 9a.m.-noon. The Pensacola Humane Society will hold a pet adoption event at the University of West Florida Camellia Green, during which dogs and cats from the not-forprofit, no-kill shelter will be available for adoption. University of West Florida, 11000 University Pkwy. 432-4260 or PRESENTATION ON CHARTER SCHOOLSLEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS 10:45 a.m. program begins, coffee served at 10:15 a.m. A discussion of Charter Schools will be presented at the League of Women Voters Pensacola Bay Area November meeting. Kerri Coots of the Escambia County School District will be the featured speaker. Coots supervises the Juvenile Justice Schools and assists in contract oversight for the District’s eight Charter Schools. Lucia M. Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. 456-6777. PENSACOLA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 1-4 p.m. General admission ticket holders can enter the gates of the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival at 1 p.m. to sample over 250 craft beers; VIP ticket holders can enter at noon. Starting at 4 p.m., the live performances on the amphitheater stage by country artists Parmalee and Little Texas are free and open to the public. $40 GA and $100 VIP on Saturday. Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. PINE NEEDELE WEAVING WORKSHOP 1-4 p.m. First City Art Center will hold its first Pine Needle Weaving workshop with instructor

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Theresa Zahn. Learn how to weave pine needles into a unique pine needle rim on a pottery base. The pottery base and all materials will be included. First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St. $55 per person, age 14 and over. 429-1222 or PLT PRESENTS: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre. 400 S. Jefferson St. $14-$30, half off ticket price for children 12 and younger. 438-2787 or

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BATTLE FOR BEULAHFEST 2-6 p.m. Semifinals for the First Annual Battle for BeulahFest at Seville Quarter. This is an outdoor event, so be sure to bring a lawn chair. The audience will get to vote on a winner in the “Fan Vote Freestyle Set,” a 15-minute set each band will play after their 30-minute Judges’ Set. $5 for adults, admission for kids ages 12 and under is free. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 944-3167 or DUELLING PIANOS 8 p.m. Rosie O’ Grady’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS SARAH JAROSZ 8 p.m. Sarah Jarosz and Brian Wright. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. $20. 607-6758 or SARAH PERCY 8:30 p.m. The Tin Cow, 102 South Palafox, 466-2103 or KRAZY GEORGE KARAOKE 9 p.m. Hub Stacey’s Downtown, 312 E. Government St. 4691001 or TIMBERHAWK 9 p.m. End O’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or FRANK BROWN SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL 6 p.m. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 4700003 or RYAN RULON 9:30 p.m. Hopjacks. 10 South Palafox. 497-6076 or

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BUBBLES & BRUNCH 9 a.m. Enjoy Gourmet Brunch Trios for $12. You pick the three delicious items to build your perfect brunch. Bottomless Champagne & Mimosas for $5. The Leisure Club, 126 S. Palafox. 912-4229 or THE FISH HOUSE BRUNCH 10:30 a.m. Delicious Sunday brunch on the Pensacola Bay. The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St. 470-0003 or SEVILLE QUARTER SUNDAY BRUNCH 11 a.m. Whether it’s a special occasion, an opportunity for friends to catch up, or a pleasant start to a lazy Sunday, brunch at Seville Quarter’s is a great way to treat your family every Sunday. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or END OF THE LINE BRUNCH 11 a.m. This vegan café offers its unique 3-course brunch every Sunday. 610 E. Wright St. $15. 429-0336 or FIVE SISTERS BRUNCH 11 a.m. A southern blend of southern flavors and soulful music featuring Clarence Bell. Five Sisters Blues Café, 421 Belmont St. 912-4856 or PLT PRESENTS: A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD 2:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre. 400 S. Jefferson St. $14-$30, half off ticket price for children 12 and younger. 438-2787 or pensaco- ICE HOCKEY 3:05 p.m. Pensacola Ice Flyers vs. Mississippi River Kings. Pensacola Bay Center. 201 E. Gregory St.

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BATTLE FOR BEULAHFEST 2-6 p.m. Finals for the First Annual Battle for BeulahFest at Seville Quarter. This is an outdoor event, so be sure to bring a lawn chair. The winner of the finals will receive $1,000 in cash and prizes and open for the 2014 BeulahFest headliner on Saturday, March 22. $5 for adults, admission for kids ages 12 and under is free. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 944-3167 or VINYL MUSIC HALL PRESENTS FUTUREBIRDS 7 p.m. Futurebirds and Blank Range. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox. $10. 607-6758 or vinylmusichall KRAZY GEORGE KARAOKE 9 p.m. Lili Marlene’s at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or BROOKS HUBBERT 9 p.m. McGuire's Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory St. 433-2849 or GREG LYON 8 p.m. End o’ the Alley at Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211 or

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Bird is the Word “Baba Yaga,” released in April 2013, was for Futurebirds fans and the band itself, a long-awaited release. Their first full-length album, “Hampton’s Lullaby,” debuted in July 2010, and earned the band quick attention and spots at festivals including Austin City Limits, Hangout, Outside Lands and Bonnaroo to name only a few. Having put out two EPs in 2011 (Futurebirds and Via Flamina) as well as “Live

mored to go easy on the pure of heart. “No one’s into witchcraft that deep yet,” King laughed when asked about the title. “No, it was just something we came across when looking for the perfect fit for the mythical creature we felt our record had become. It was too perfect.” For their upcoming album, the band is limiting studio time to 10 days and anticipates a group of songs that are “more live and raw” versus Baba Yaga’s longer and more intricately produced tunes. “As far as the songs sound, they’re all over the place right now, so it’s a good place to be,” the singer reported. “We’ve got lots of variety to put together a really strong album.” While King can’t promise any will be developed in time for the next leg of their tour, he hoped a few would be, saying, “Hopefully we’ll be playing some new ones in Pensacola.” Last year, King relocated to Nashville where he encountered Blank Range, an up-and-coming band that will be opening for Futurebirds in Pensacola. “I’m really excited about this upcoming little run with those guys.” And by “little run” King was referencing the next leg of a tour schedule that began in Fall 2012 and isn’t set to end until February 2014. “We stay on the road a lot. We love it,” King said. “It’s what we all want to be doing.” {in}

“We have four guys that write really good songs and sing well, so we want to let that shine.”

Carter King photo by Jason Thrasher Touring in support of their latest album “Baba Yaga,” Athens, Ga.’s Futurebirds are headed back to Vinyl Music Hall. Across their growing catalog, the Futurebirds’ music has a consistently resonant and Southern quality, sort of like what the Beach Boys might’ve sounded if they’d grown up listening to REM and pre-1990s country music in Georgia. “We have four guys that write really good songs and sing well, so we want to let that shine, you know?” said Carter King, the band’s primary singer, guitarist, and occasional banjo player. The six members incorporate the traditional Southern instruments of pedal steel guitar, banjo, and mandolin into their highly democratic songwriting process. The result is a characteristic sound involving a good deal of vocal harmony, reverb and an emotional sonic

thread that evokes both joy and melancholy, often within a single song. The band formed in Athens in 2008, its members having migrated there from hometowns across the state. “We had five or six bands at once it was kind of a rotating cast of the same people in each band. Futurebirds caught some momentum and went off from that,” King remembered of the band’s early days in Georgia's famed musical incubator. Currently recording demos in preparation for what will be their third full-length album, their Nov. 17 show at Vinyl Music Hall will be Futurebirds’ first stop in Pensacola since January 2011 when they opened for Drive-By Truckers. “It was a really awesome show, everyone in Pensacola seems like they like to have a good time. Which, we’re all into that,” said King.

at Senney-Stovall Chapel” that was released as part of Record Store Day 2011, Futurebirds also managed to squeeze in sessions for “Baba Yaga” between tour dates over a period of seven months. “We ended up being in the studio for 45 days total which is a lot of days in the studio, a lot of money to spend,” said King. “That gives you a lot of time to over-analyze every little thing, every little note and frequency that would never matter to anyone but you.” A search for and change of record label slowed the album’s release, and the process seemed to drag on even more for the band. The title for the sophomore WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 album was one of the last pieces to WHERE: Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox fall into place. In Slavic and Russian COST: $10 folklore, Baba Yaga is a witch who DETAILS: dwells in the forests in a hut that


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Leadership Pensacola to Renovate Children’s Playroom at Sacred Heart Hospital The Greater Pensacola Chamber’s Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2014 announced this month the selection of its class project, LeaP Play, a renovation of the playroom at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. The hospital, which opened in 1969, is a 106-bed pediatric hospital that was created with the total needs of children in mind. The only children’s hospital in Northwest Florida, Children’s serves more than 5,000 patients and their families each year from across the Panhandle and South Alabama. Children’s provides a wide range of services from neonatal intensive care to specialized services for chronic illnesses. “Playing is how children cope and heal, and toys and games are the ‘tools’ they use to accomplish this,” said Henry Stovall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital. “Because a child’s ‘work’ is play, it is very important to encourage children to enjoy the activities they are used to at home.” Anticipated renovations to the space include a complete redesign and reinstallation of all of the playroom’s major components, from ceilings, floors and finishes to lighting and play structures.

New wiring will be installed to support audio visual equipment and creative lighting solutions. Walls will be reconfigured to create separate spaces for different age groups but also to allow for opening the space up for group functions.

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Finish colors will be bright and energetic, and natural daylight will continue to be integral to the children’s play experience. There will also be new play furniture for children and seating for visitors. Numerous local businesses, including Caldwell Associates, Dell Consulting, Greenhut Construction, Morette Company and Cox Communications, are donating services to the project. Donations to the project are tax deductible and may be made payable to Leadership Pensacola, Attn: Benny Gaines, at Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, 900 N. 12th Ave., Pensacola, FL 32501. Scheduled completion for the project is May 2014.

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news of the weird WORTH THE COMMUTE Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700 miles away) for less money than a modest central London rental. (Sixteen commuter days over four weeks a month would run, in pound-dollar equivalents: $2,420 for a West Hampstead rental, $121 council tax, and $188 transit travel card, totaling $2,730. Barcelona, in euro-dollar equivalents: $938 for a three-bedroom flat with three balconies near transit, no tax, $47 daily round-trip on Ryanair, $32 a day in airport transportation, totaling $2,202—a savings of $528 a month.) Plus, he said, sunny Barcelona is on the Mediterranean. (On the other hand, Cookney luckily can work on the plane, for each flight is two hours long.) CAN'T POSSIBLY BE TRUE Lawyers for Radu Dogaru, who is on trial in Romania for stealing masterpieces last year from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, said the heist was also the museum's fault—for having such unimaginably lax security—and that if the museum did not admit that, Dogaru would sue. Museum officials said they had tracked some of the works to Dogaru's mother, who is claiming ignorance, and the son's lawyers hope to discount any insurance-company judgments against her by spreading the blame. • The online retailer maintains a side business of operating massive Internet-capacity "cloud" farms and contracts out space to some of the world's largest entities, including U.S. government agencies. In a case brought to light in October by a U.S. Court of Claims ruling, Amazon had won its bid against IBM for a cloud contract with the CIA, but had gone a step further by actually improving the CIA's system and implementing a better plan. In the bizarre world of government contracts, that created a "fairness" problem, as IBM argued that its rights were violated because the specified contract work was no longer exactly what was being done (i.e., the client's work was being done better). IBM lodged a time-consuming protest, but later dropped the suit. • Update: Perhaps thousands of Baghdad residents have been killed by bomb couriers who had passed through supposedly secure checkpoints that were "equipped" with useless ADE-651 bomb "detectors," but the devices were surely to be history following the April fraud conviction of the British scam artist who made $75 million selling them. (American officials had warned Iraqis for years that the ADE-651 was basically a novelty golf-ball finder.) However, despite the debunking evidence brought out at trial, Iraqi police continue to use them, according to an

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October dispatch in London's The Independent, with the September death toll at nearly 1,000 from bombers who passed through checkpoints, past silent ADE-651s. Even Prime Minister al-Maliki vouches that the ADE works "up to 60 percent" of the time. PEOPLE WITH ISSUES Matched Pair: Prominent Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon David Matlock is himself a finely chiseled specimen of muscle and zero body fat, but he said that when patient "Veronica" came to him in 2007 for "vaginal rejuvenation" surgery, he instantly fell in love despite her somewhat-pudgy figure. He proposed marriage, she accepted, and with her consent, Dr. Matlock set out not only on the requested procedure but on what he called the "Wonder Woman Makeover"—diet, exercise, surgeries, suctions and injections, and by August 2013, reported Huffington Post, the sculpted couple were competing in matching bodybuilding contests. (However, Veronica's daughter Isabella, 9, is not on board, remarking, "Healthy food doesn't taste good.") STRANGE OLD WORLD In July, several foreign news sites publicized the current Guinness Book record held by Jemal Tkeshelashvili of the Republic of Georgia, who blew up ordinary drugstore hot water bottles to the point where they would explode—using only air from his nose. His record was three within one minute, but perhaps equally impressive, he subsequently dazzled Discovery Channel viewers by reportedly partially nose-inflating a hot water bottle being held down by a small car.) READERS' CHOICE (1) Researchers from Georgia Tech, working at the Atlanta Zoo recording various mammals' urination habits (rats, dogs, goats, cows and elephants), have concluded that, regardless of size, each takes about 21 seconds to empty a full bladder. (Technically, reported New Scientist, the evacuation time is proportional to the animal's mass, raised to the power of one-sixth.) (2) Her family wanted U.S. Army Sgt. Kimberly Walker (who was killed in a suspected domestic violence incident in February) to have a burial reflecting her delight at SpongeBob SquarePants and installed a 4-foot-high marker on her grave in the character's likeness (at a cost of $13,000). However, the Spring Grove Cemetery in the family's hometown of Cincinnati ordered it removed in October as inappropriate, and despite family and community pressure, is unyielding. {in}

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