Royal visitors

King, Queen of Spain to visit Pensacola Beach in February as part of 450th anniversary

Roll out the red carpet and polish the silver because some special guests are coming for a visit. Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia are scheduled to stay on Pensacola Beach during their visit on Feb. 18-19 to commemorate Pensacola’s Spanish heritage over the past 450 years. After researching the royal couple, I think they will fit in fine […]

2008 was a good year on the beach

Lifeguards towers such as these are being phased out as the new towers on Pensacola Beach will provide more protection from wind and rain. It was another good year on Pensacola Beach, and if indications are correct, it will be a good 2009 as well, Executive Director Buck Lee told the members of the Santa Rosa Island Authority at its […]

Pensacola named a family-friendly travel destination

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel community, recently named Pensacola among the “Best Family Friendly Vacations” in the United States and Canada. Florida led the list with 13 cities represented, followed by Hawaii with five. The Gulf of Mexico beach, ZOO Northwest Florida, Sam’s Fun City, Historic Pensacola Village, the Pensacola Historical Museum, Seville Square and the two Civil War forts […]

This week on Pensacola Beach

Thursday, Jan. 22 Mystic Krewe of Nereids Moonpie Party at The Sandshaker. Music by Boogie Inc. Fun, Saturday, Jan. 24 Krewe of Kids sign up, Tiki Island 2PM $8. Sunday, Jan. 25 Krewe of Junkanoo Cajun Boil at the Sandshaker 2-5PM. Prizes & Games! Live music by EZ Money 2-4 PM, Miles from Coltrane playing 4-8 PM Monday, Jan. 26 […]

Even you may be an unsung hero

There are probably very few people in the United States who have not heard and seen the videos of a man called a hero – Captain Sullenberger, Captain on the US Airways plane that had to set down in the Hudson River. We love our heroes. But, when we come right down to it, most heroes are just normal people […]

Slide will be on sound if OK’d

On Wednesday, Jan. 28, the Santa Rosa Island Authority will hear Tiki Island’s proposal to offer an inflatable water slide on Pensacola Beach beginning this spring. Tiki Island General Manager Terri Mckamey said that the slide, which costs almost $100,000, will be located on the soundside of the island on private property, if approved by the SRIA. The slide will […]

It’s time to ‘RocknRolla’

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK “RocknRolla” — Director Guy Ritchie returns to form with this high-octane British gangster romp. Starring Gerard (SPARTAAA!!!) Butler as a two-bit mook named One-Two who gets involved in a caper involving a Russian painting, a shady accountant (Thandie Newton), competing factions of the underground, a rock star and a dizzying array of interlocking story lines and […]

What’s on tap?

Thursday 1/22 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold’em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 1/23 Bimini Beach Bar Live music, band TBD, 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party, 8:30 p.m. Paddy O’ Leary’s Sunday Driver, 9 p.m. Hopjack’s Live music, band TBD, 9:30 p.m. Saturday 1/24 Paddy […]

Pensacola Children’s Chorus sings twice today


Thursday, Jan. 22 Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents ‘In Sacred Song’ The Pensacola Children’s Chorus presents “In Sacred Song” with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra at St. Paul Catholic Church, located on Hyde Park Road in Pensacola. Performance times are 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. “In Sacred Song” is free and open to the public. Donations to the Children’s Chorus will be […]

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