Century’s Mayor, Good Samaritans Donated Medical Supplies To Local Practice

April 4, 2020

Century Mayor Henry Hawkins and several good Samaritans recently donated medical supplies to Community Health Northwest Florida’s Century adult practice. They delivered bandages, gowns, gauze sponges, glucose testers, and more supplies are on the way.

Century’s Clinical Office Manager Jennifer Johnson said she is “grateful and humbled”.

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These Aren’t Just Your Grandma’s Old Quilts. Check Out This Local Quilt Show In Photos.

March 15, 2020

The Pensacola Quilters’ Guild held their biannual show and sale Friday and Saturday at the Pensacola Fairgrounds.

Over 150 quilters took part in the 2020 Quilt Show “Portal to the Future” with over 200 quilts made by members over the last two years on display.

The show included traditional handcrafted quilts, art and modern quilts with intricate computerized designs. Organizers said the show covered the spectrum of quilting today and showed just how far quilting has advanced into a textile art form.

For a photo gallery, click here.

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It’s Getting Warmer, But It’s Not Time To Fertilize The Lawn Yet

March 14, 2020

Days may be getting warmer, but that does not mean your lawn is ready for nitrogen fertilizer, according to the Escambia County Extension.

Roots are not growing well enough to absorb the fertilizer until much later in the spring. Research found that nitrogen fertilizer applied to turf before mid April was lost though the soil, eventually making its way into local bodies of water.

“Work on other parts of your landscape but wait to apply fertilizer until at least mid April or early May. You are not getting a jump on a healthy lawn by fertilizing now,” the Extension Service said.

Here’s How A Flomaton Moonshiner Did In A National TV Competition (Spoiler Alert)

March 11, 2020

“I’m an illegal distiller; I work in the backwoods.”

That’s how Flomaton resident Johnny Griffis described himself during Tuesday night’s episode of Moonshiners Master Distiller on the Discovery Channel.

He competed against two other distillers for bragging rights and a chance to have his moonshine bottled by the Sugarlands Distilling Co. in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Griffis made it to the final competition of the show where he made his “old school corn liquor moonshine” using a recipe he got from a McDavid old timer some 13 years ago.

Spoiler Alert — Scroll down below the photo to see if Griffis won.

In the end, Griffis finished second in the competition.

To watch the episode, click here. (You must be a subscriber to a cable, satellite or streaming provider and have a package that includes the Discovery Channel.)

Pictured: Johnny Griffis of Flomaton on Moonshiners Master Distiller Tuesday night. Pictured first below: Griffis and his still somewhere near Flomaton. Images courtesy the Discovery Channel for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Roy Hyatt Environmental Center Holds ‘Night of Nature’

March 9, 2020

The annual Roy Hyatt Environmental Century Night of Nature was held Friday night.

Attendees had a chance to meet raptors, visit with reptiles, peer through telescopes, see a planetarium show, take a night hike and more.

The Roy Hyatt Environmental Center is located at 1300 Tobias Road in Cantonment. The facility is owned and operated by the Escambia County School District.

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Students Learn About Ag During Fresh From Florida Event (With Gallery)

March 8, 2020

About 1,000 elementary school students attended the annual Northview High School FFA “Fresh From Florida” agricultural advocacy program Friday morning at the school in Bratt.

Formerly known as the “Food For America program”, the event gave students  a chance to learn about agriculture first hand, up close and personal with farm animals, farm equipment and more to learn how food gets from the farm to their tables. Students were even able to make and enjoy eating their own fresh butter.

The Northview High School FFA “Fresh From Florida” program has been honored as the number one program in the state multiple times, and the chapter was recently name one of the best in the United State by the National FFA Organization.

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Molino Park Elementary Holds Annual Arts Day (Photo Gallery)

March 7, 2020

Molino Park Elementary School recently held their annual Arts Day with multiple performers.

Musical performers included individuals from the Pensacola Children’s Choir, Kaye’ Music, Schmidt’s Musi, West Florida High School Colorguard, Pensacola Symphony, and The Heavenly Brass Trio. Artists included Sara Bouldin, Dale Cooey, Larry Manning, Ruth Gordon, Robert McBrooms, Henritta Adams and Molino Park’s very own Matt Brabham.
The day concluded with dancers from the Heather Leonard’s Danceworks “Raising the Barre” Performance Team.

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Ransom Middle School Names Students Of The Month

March 6, 2020

Ransom Middle School has named Students of the Month for February. They are Lawson Killingsworth (pictured left) and Ashley Truong. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Tate High School Names Students Of The Month

March 5, 2020

Tate High School recently named their Students of the Month for January. They are Ana Sanchez-Morales and Kai Burnett-Burrows. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Bratt Elementary Names Students Of The Month For February

March 4, 2020

Bratt Elementary School has named Students of the Month for February. They are:

Leighton Freeman
Lizzie Stewart

Kaylee Jace Marshall
Patrick Quinnlelly
Ja’Keelan Perry
Will Norton

1st Grade
Shaleigh Wesley
Cameron Parmer
Tiffin Hubbard
Bentley Kirkland

2nd Grade
Tripp Gilly
Cooper Rice
Riverly Heathcock
Carrie Emmons

3rd Grade
Azyiah Jackson
Lane Campbell
James Kerns
Payton Coon
Elynne Johnson

4th Grade
Jacob Dove
Madalynn Pittman
Tyler McAnally
Michael Greenwell

5th Grade
Dakota Richardson
Annberly Dunn
Hayden Gipson

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