Summer Feeding Fun Day Held At Carver Park

June 21, 2018

Feeding the Gulf Coast held a  Summer Feeding Fun Day was held Wednesday at Carver Park in Cantonment with activities and free snacks for children under 18. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

An Angel At Chick-fil-A: Lost Engagement Ring And A Shared Date

June 19, 2018

Imagine Chloe Leonard’s feeling of panic.

The young McDavid woman was at the Chick-fil-A on Nine Mile Road when she realized she had lost her engagement ring.

She said the employees went out of their way to help search the entire restaurant with no results.  She was back at her table, when her “angel” appeared. She knows that Chick-fil-A employee angel only by her first name Karen.

“As soon as I had given up on finding it, Karen came up to my table holding my ring,” Leonard said. “She went out of her way to keep looking and found it in the parking spot next to my car.”

Leonard was extremely thankful that she had her ring engagement ring back.

“I know for a fact God placed Karen there just for me,” she said.

And his really happy story even has another interesting twist. Karen’s wedding anniversary is October 6.

Leonard will marry Cameron Harp,  the absolute love of her life, on — are you ready for this? October 6.

“I found out Karen’s anniversary is the same exact day as Cameron and I are planning to get married, she said. “God is so good.”

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Recipe: Florida Beef Tenderloin With Grilled Vegetables And Herb-Citrus Butter

June 17, 2018

Ingredients:

Florida beef tenderloin, 4 each (4-6 ounces)
2 Florida zucchinis, sliced
2 Florida yellow squash, sliced
12 Florida grape tomatoes
4-6 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon citrus zest, finely chopped
1 tablespoon seasoning blend (your favorite)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Preparation:

Preheat charcoal or gas grill to medium-high.
In a small bowl combine the butter, chopped rosemary and citrus zest. Lightly season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Place on a sheet of wax paper and evenly roll it up to form a tube, place in the refrigerator to harden. When firm, slice into discs.
Add all the sliced vegetables to a mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil and seasoning blend, stir to coat. Season each side of the beef tenderloin with salt and pepper. Carefully place the seasoned vegetables and tenderloins on the hot grill. The vegetables will cook quickly, but still be crisp-tender when cooked. Grill the tenderloins for 2 to 4 minutes on each side. When the desired doneness is reached, remove all food from the grill. Serve warm and garnish with the sliced herb-citrus butter.

This Hydrangea Loves A Sunny Landscape

June 16, 2018

Love hydrangeas but have a sunny landscape? There is a beautiful hydrangea that will work in sunnier locations, according to Escambia Extension.

Limelight hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’) is a large deciduous shrub that is a show piece in the summer garden. Large light green flowers form on new wood and cover the shrub.

But if there is not enough room for this hydrangea that gets 8-feet tall and wide, consider ‘Little Lime’ which grows about 4-feet tall and wide. Both can be purchased in local nurseries.

Images courtesy Escambia Extension for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Karen Powell Named Escambia Sheriff’s Volunteer Of The Year

June 16, 2018

Karen Powell of Cantonment has been named the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer of the Year.

Powell has volunteered three years with the Escambia County Mounted Posse and has helped with the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy, Neighborhood Watch Academy and Camp Friendship.

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Area First Responders Honored

June 13, 2018

First responders were honored during a recent cookout at Atmore First Assembly of God.  Hundreds of people joined together to show their appreciate to first responders from multiple agencies in Alabama and Florida. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Century Academy Presents Student Awards

June 12, 2018

Century Academy presented the following year-end student awards:

  • Grayson McLellan – Most Improved
  • Seth Dean – Super Student
  • Bentley Kirkland – Super Student
  • Adolfo Smith – Outstanding Student
  • Braxton Hale – Super Star for Improvement
  • Mason Hale – Super Student
  • L.J (John) Bradley – Reading Award (Not Pictured)
  • Austin Gibbs – Reading Award
  • Michael Allen – Award of Excellence in Art
  • Isaak Armstrong – Award of Excellence in Math
  • Ethan Lathem – Outstanding Student
  • Ryan Hudson – Most Improved
  • Joseph Franklin – Most Improved
  • Chad Sager – Award of Excellence in Social Studies
  • Brandon Odom – Super Student
  • Ella Kizer – Most Improved
  • Sarah Brooks – Award of Excellence in Math
  • Olivia Lambeth – Award of Excellence in General Studies
  • Rose Boutwell – Award of Excellence in Science
  • Sage Moon – Certificate of Awesomeness
  • Chauni Lathem – Reading Award
  • Maggie McCauslin – Award of Excellence in Spelling
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Highland Baptist Presents ‘Acorns To Oaks’

June 10, 2018

Highland Baptist Church wrapped up their summer music camp Sunday night with a performance of “Acorns to Oaks.

For more photos, click here.

Photos courtesy Samantha Lundy for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Summer Reading Program At The Molino And Century Library (Gallery)

June 8, 2018

The Summer Reading Program got underway this week at the Century and Molino branch libraries with a dynamic, interactive show featuring Japanese Taiko drums.

For more photos, click here.

Next week, the free programs will feature musician Roger Day on the following schedule:

Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m. – Southwest Branch Library – Weather permitting program will be held at Big Lagoon State Park Amphitheater
Tuesday, June 12, 4 p.m. – Tryon Branch Library
Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m. – Century Branch Library
Wednesday, June 13, 4 p.m. – Pensacola Library
Thursday, June 14, 11 a.m. – Molino Branch Library
Friday, June 15, 11 a.m. – Tryon Branch Library

Day has performed with the Indigo Girls, Nancy Griffith and the Crickets (Buddy Holly’s band).

Pictured: This week’s Summer Reading Program at the Century and Molino branch libraries. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Molino Park Grades 3-5 Awards Presented

June 6, 2018

THIRD GRADE

A Honor Roll

Jayden Arredondo
Brielle Garcia
Savannah Gilmore
McKinsey Mayne
Addison Parsons

A/B Honor Roll

Khloe Gibson
John Parker Miller
D’Marcus America
Camden Borelli
Tristan Buck
Autumn Dinkle
Isabella Joiner
Aydan Nigam
Daniel Tourney

Perfect Attendance

Cortez Chambers
Brielle Garcia
Felix Soileau

Good Citizenship

Dayton Andrews
Auna Arredondo
Jayden Arredondo
Grace Barraclough
Camden Borelli
Dalton Davidson
Rosie Denham
Autumn Dinkle
Morgan Driver
Taylor Dyer
Brielle Garcia
Khloe Gibson
Savannah Gilmore
Annabella Grant
Cooper Halfacre
Landen Harris
Taylor Hart
Jonas Houston
Nicholas Kahalley
Chelsea Mace
Elizabeth Madden
Darla Massey
John Parker Miller
Aydan Nigam
Addison Parsons
Elias Ridgley
Rayna Thompson
Christian Ward
Brooklynn White

Third Grade Special Recognition

Most Accelerated Reader Points/Bethea-John Parker Miller
Most Sunshine Math Points/Bethea-John Parker Miller

Sunshine Math/100 points or more-
Grace Barraclough
Waylon Downing
Khloe Gibson
Annabella Grant
Cooper Halfacre
John Parker Miller
Gavin Newman
Brooklynn White

Math Facts Master/Bethea-Rosie Denham
Most Improved/Bethea-Annabella Grant
Most Improved/Godwin-Taylor Dyer

FOURTH GRADE

A Honor Roll

Ayden Crabtree
Lily Driver

A/B Honor Roll

Destiny Abrams
Taylor Anderson
Jack Boutwell
Alyssa Brooks
Garrett Crabtree
Larry Chambers
Caden Eady
Kamryn Gibbs
John Hatch
Austin Jackson
Macy Miller
William Nowlin
Mary Oliver
Aryanna Smith

Perfect Attendance

Kaiden Harris

Excellent Attendance

Jordan Thibodeaux

Good Citizenship

Destiny Abrams
Jack Boutwell
Alyssa Brooks
Lily Driver
Chase Gibson
John Hatch
Gus Leatherberry
Andrew Milam
Macy Miller
Mary Oliver
Noel Pugh
Aryanna Smith
Sophia St. Cyr

Fourth Grade Special Recognition

Most improved Reading/Madril & Driver-Veronica Williams-McFarlain
Most Improved Reading/Reed-Isaiah Sasser
Most Improved Reading/Robinson-Claire Roetter
Most improved Math/Madril & Driver-Cameron Bodiford
Most Improved Math/Robinson-Natalie Andrews

4 th Grade District Award: Sons/Daughters of  the American Revolution (Good Citizens)-
Andrew Brown
Andrew Milam
Claire Roetter
Aryanna Smith
Sunshine Math-
Alyssa Brooks
Raegan Holley
Austin Jackson
Caelan McKillion
Macy Miller
Mary Oliver

Top Accelerated Reading Award in 4th Grade-Austin Jackson – 260.7 AR pts.

FIFTH GRADE

A Honor Roll

Jericha Finlay
Aubree Jordan
Logan Shoffner

A/B Honor Roll

Emma Benson
Blakely Campbell
Alysia Enfinger
Kaylen Fore
Olivia Franks
Rhianne Gayagoy
Tyler Gilmore
Noah Goslee
Aiden Harris
Megan Houston
Kristopher Kelley
Joshua Kennedy
Emma Nigam
Madison Smotherman
Brooke Lytton
Hunter Manning
Mattie McLaney
Morgan Salmon

Perfect Attendance

Sophia Jones
Brooke Lytton

Fifth Grade Special Recognition

Presidential Awards-Citizenship
Emma Benson
Gabriella Burklund
Blakely Campbell
Alysia Enfinger
Jericha Finlay
Olivia Franks
Kaylen Fore
Rhianne Gayagoy
Tyler Gilmore
Noah Goslee
Megan Houston
Aubree Jordan
Kristopher Kelley
Joshua Kennedy
Brooke Lytton
Logan Madden
Mattie McLaney
Emma Nigam
Morgan Salmon
Lacey Sapp
Logan Shoffner
Madison Smotherman
Gabriel Staneart
Brooklyn Summerlin
Brooke Wilson

Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution (citizenship)
Logan Shoffner
Jericha Finlay
Noah Goslee
Rhianne Gayagoy
Aiden Harris
Mattie McLaney
Student of the Year
Morgan Salmon

Shining Star
Madison Smotherman

Hero Award
Olivia Franks

Spelling Bee Winner
Logan Shoffner

Sunshine Math Awards Participation (Trophy & Certificate):
Abbie Bertran
Kameron Cole
Kristopher Kelley
Naoki Rogers
Brooklyn Summerlin
Cayenne Thompson

Sunshine Math Team (Medal):
Joshua Kennedy
Logan Shoffner
Mattie McLaney
Kathleen Jackson
Madison Smotherman
Alysia Enfinger
Jercha Finlay
Most Sunshine Math Points:
Brooklyn Summerlin
Science Olympiad:
Joshua Kennedy
Kristopher Kelley
Alysia Enfinger
Logan Shoffner
Tyler Gilmore
Blakely Campbell

EREA/FREA Essay Contest Participation:
Alysia Enfinger
Kaylen Fore
Noah Goslee

Most Accelerated Reader points
Logan Madden (123.9)
Hunter Manning (105.3)
Kathleen Jackson (164.7)

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