May 1, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Get the summer started

Early in Pensacola

Summer is just around the corner, and now is the time to take advantage of time off and enjoy the many, many activities in the area. More...

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season set

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters.  More...

Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Tournament May 13-15

The Gulf Coast Lionfish Coalition, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Reef Rangers are hosting the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day Tournament and Festival along with Guy Harvey Magazine, Coast Watch Alliance and m More...

Don’t cut the line!

Reel. Remove. Release.

It’s a beautiful day and the fishing is good. Suddenly, the line snags on something as the cast is made. A bird is hooked. Don’t panic. There’s a way to get that bird released.  More...

Aegean Breeze reveals big plan for summer

Gulf Breeze’s very own Greek escape is becoming even more of a local treasure as Aegean Breeze welcomes veteran chef Trish Horton while preparing for even more exciting ventures. More...

See Mars at its best in decades

For May 2016, the moon is new on May 6, and at first quarter on May 13. The waxing gibbous moon passes 2 degrees south of Jupiter on May 19. More...

“Oyster Eating Time”

From time to time my appetite  With memories sublime  Reminds me so emphatically  That it’s oyster eating time.  Now you may not be familiar  With this fantastic dish  But for you to someday try it,  Truly is More...

On miPod

Irish songs fall into one of three categories On

A s co-owner of Paddy O’Leary’s Irish Pub on Pensacola Beach, I book all the music, and I am personally influenced by mostly county and Irish music which stems from growing up in Ireland. More...

Fish Stories

Get hooked this May

May is a prime fishing month here along the Panhandle of Florida. The April showers are gone, the waters are emerald green and the visibility is awesome. This is without a doubt, one of the best months for fishing. More...

Introducing the New Giant Screen Theater at the National Naval Aviation Museum

After nearly two months of undergoing a digital conversion, visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum can now experience the stunning, 4K digital Giant Screen Theater. More...

Soar to new heights at the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival is approaching its 12th year of flying. Witness over 35 hot air balloonists from across the country. More...

Heroes Among Us

Through the summer and into the fall, downtown Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park will once again host the Heroes Among Us series. More...

MAY OUTDOOR CONCERTS

Bands on the Beach Tuesday 7p.m. Pensacola Beach Gulfside Pavilion May 3-Touch of Gray Rock ‘n’ Roll you remember More...

Gulf Breeze Optimist Family Fishing Rodeo

The Gulf Breeze Optimist Family Fishing Rodeo returns for its 41st year in May. Spearfishing will be May 13-15 and Hook and Line Division will be May 14-15, 2016.  This year, over $7,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. More...

What can you do to prevent bird entanglement?

• Don’t feed pelicans and other waterbirds. This causes them to congregate in areas where they are more likely to get hooked or tangled in fishing line. Feeding pelicans is prohibited by law (F.A.C. 68A-4.001).  More...

OCEAN HOUR

For three years and counting, Ocean Hour Beach Cleanup volunteers have dedicated at least one hour every Saturday to cleaning a local beach or waterway, and educating and encouraging others to do the same.  Ocean Hour is the world’s first More...

5 Facts About oysters

(is the ‘r’ thing really a thing?)

Americans eat two billion oysters a year in a million different ways. More...

O'Pinions

Get this off my chest…one more time

As you read this, the Wisconsin-plated Crown Vics and massive Lincoln Mark MCXVII’s have lumbered back to their summer roosts along the Northern Tier — tailgated by convoys of seething northern commuters.  Gone too are the spring bre More...

Calendar

SavetheDATE!

May 5 Cinco de Mayo * May 8 Mother’s Day May 30 Memorial Day Blue Angels Practice Tuesday, May 3, 10, 17 & 31, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 11, & 18, 11:30 a.m. National Naval Aviation Museum – viewing area More...