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Cram The Van

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by Candy

 

Celebrating 15 Years of Community Service It’s Back to School time and school bells will soon sound, breaking the silence of summer break. Cram the Van now in its 15th year is ready to kick off another school year. Too many students in our community will not have the necessary school supplies to begin their school year. The cost of purchasing items like backpacks, pencils, paper, glue, crayons, notebooks and calculators can be overwhelming for a family that is struggling with the basic necessities.

Please support Cram the Van, a school supply program helping students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! You can help by dropping supplies off during the local Cram-A-Thons.

Don’t know what to bring? Check out our School Supply List! Also, there are collection boxes at all Sandy Sansing Dealerships, United Way in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties and WEAR TV studio on Mobile Hwy.

Cram-a-Thon collection sites Santa Rosa County Cram-a-Thon locations

Cram-a-Thon locations Thursday, July 31 Walmart -
Mobile Highway 6am-7pm or Walmart – Creighton Blvd. 6am-7pm

 

Cattle Baron’s Ball 2014

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by brent
Saturday, August 2, 2014
New World Landing
6:30 – 11:00 PM
 More info for sponsorships:Click here
“You can be a part of someone else’s hope” On behalf of the American Cancer Society we would like to personally invite you to the 2014 Cattle Baron’s Ball - “The Renegade Stampede”. We are honored to again be part of this year’s leadership.The dream of finding a cure for cancer is one shared by many and after the tremendous success of the Cattle Baron’s Ball, we are much closer to achieving that goal. Through the generous support of our 2013 sponsors and guests, we raised over $140,000 for the American Cancer Society in continuing its research, education and services.

So “climb in the saddle and get ready for the ride” on August 2nd at The New World Landing featuring cuisine by Chef Ed Smith and music by the Reunion Band.

Thank you for spending your time and contributions to help celebrate more birthdays!

In The Fight,

Irie and Buddy Vance
2014 Pensacola Cattle Barons’ Ball Chairs

“A Horse is Poetry in Motion”

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Kenny Chesney Plays The Flora-Bama 8/16

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by brent

Kenny Chesney Takes It To The Flora-Bama 8/16
Flora-Bama-Jama Blurs State Lines & Brings People Together

All In the Spirit of How Good It Feels To Be Alive

 

Date of Show: Saturday, August 16, 2014

Time: Gates at 10AM

Cost: Free

Wristbands:  If wristbands become available, waitlist members will be notified via email to confirm their wristbands.

Statement from Kenny:

When we said come to kennychesney.com/florabamajama at 7 am, we thought people would show up, but we never anticipated 140,000 hits in less than five minutes! It collapsed the system, sent us scrambling and — proud of the power of the No Shoes Nation on the move — we got the site back up in thirty minutes.

Unfortunately, fans received conflicting responses. Too many RSVP messages went out. Suddenly people who thought they had wristbands were told they were on the waiting list. What could be more disappointing? And we get it.

Anyone who received the confirmation of their wristbands on the RSVP page will receive an email tomorrow with the details of the show and where to pick up their credentials

As Kenny said:
“I never want to let my fans down. When I heard what happened, I told my team: there’s got to be a solution. Let’s find one.

“They’ve been on the phone all day, and into tonight. Working with the city, so we wouldn’t have to tell people ‘You can’t come.’

“I’m lucky: I have an awesome team. They get my passion for what we do, but they really get my passion for you guys. Safety has to come first… and that was the biggest piece of resolving this situation. Making sure there was a way to accommodate everyone and keep it safe.

“Finally, just before 11:30 Eastern time, we were given the All Clear. The city, the incredible staff at the FloraBama and a host of others helped us find a way to allow everyone who received an RSVP notification saying they could pick up wristbands at Will Call to be accommodated.

“We want to get this right. We need to take a little more time to have everything absolutely together. But I didn’t want people feeling uncertain, uncared for or left in the dark any longer.

“We will have full details tomorrow. For now, just know, we’ve worked all day to get this situation resolved. We’ll see everybody who got the message at the FloraBama on August 16. Until then, thanks for your patience, your understanding and loving music as much as I do…”

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            Pensacola, FL: With “American Kids” taking the country charts by storm, Kenny Chesney’s itch to bring the No Shoes Nation together didn’t take long. But in keeping with his always “embrace life, make it happen” attitude, Chesney wasn’t looking to just show up and play, he wanted to make it the kind of day that his fans really know how to celebrate, to turn into a memory that’s going to last for months to come.

After a quick site scout and a bunch of phone calls, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year settled on a spot along the Gulf Coast where Alabama meets Florida, and entire worlds come together: the Flora-Bama.

            “I’ve been holed up making a record for the last year… and anyone who knows me knows how much I miss playing, miss the fans, but especially miss the culture the people who love this music bring with them,” Chesney says. “Obviously, this isn’t going to be one of those huge shows we do, but it’s gonna be a long day, a whole lotta music and even more fun.

            “To me, a place like the Flora-Bama is all about kicking back, being with your friends and not worrying about a thing… Just hang out and be easy. I love that it’s on a border, that it’s on a beach, that it’s like the best bar anywhere people get together and just be! It’s everything the notion of The Big Revival is built on: taking that time to regroup, replenish then re-engage with the passion of being truly, absolutely alive.”

             Located where Orange Beach and Gulf Shores meet Perdido Key, literally on the Alabama/Florida border, the bar with a beach was established in 1964 and has been a gathering place for surfers, sports fans, beach people, blue collars, rednecks, good ole boys’n’girls, locals, tourists ever since. Celebrated by The New Yorker, Maxim, John Grisham, Men’s Journal, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Playboy, Outside, The Boston Globe and Delta Sky, the Lounge/Package Store/Yacht Club is a one of a kind for laidback revelry and people coming together.

            “This all started with ‘American Kids’ for me,” Chesney explains. “The idea how passionate my fans are, the way they come together and how much they love life, they love music and they celebrate every moment. I miss getting out there and playing, and I figured this is a way to combine everything they love in one place… Capture the essence of that freewheeling, seize the moment notion of the song, the album and the Nation.”

            Details for the August 16 show — including how to get wristbands for access to the enclosed beach area – will be available, along with a clip from Kenny, at 7 a.m. central time tomorrow at http://kennychesney.com/florabamajama  Get ready, it’s gonna rock.

Best of the Bay 2014

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by brent

Congrats to our friends:


BEST PLACE TO BUY A DIAMOND


BEST FUNERAL HOME


BEST FORMAL WEAR


BEST DIVE SHOP

See Valerie do the Happy Dance for $10K

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by brent

Miranda Lambert at the Pensacola Bay Center – Sept. 11

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by brent

Jake Owen – The Wharf – August 22

Posted on: June 5th, 2014 by brent

JAKE OWEN

DAYS OF GOLD TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

PARMALEE

& THE CADILLAC THREE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22ND – 7PM

GENERAL ADMISSION: $42.50

RESERVED SEATS: $42.50 – $35.00 – $20.00

**PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 20TH – 10AM!

ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM

THE WHARF BOX OFFICE

CHARGE BY PHONE 800.745.3000.

ALL DATES, ACTS & TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. A SERVICE CHARGE IS ADDED TO EACH TICKET.

WAYS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Chris

Due to flooding from heavy rains over the past several days, the Florida Department of Health would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The public should remain diligent in taking precautions to eliminate areas where mosquitoes may breed and reduce the possibility of being bitten by mosquitoes:


DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.

- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.

- Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.

- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

- Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
CLOTHING – Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.

REPELLENT – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Tips on Repellent Use
- Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children.

- Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label.

- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing.

- In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate.

- According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old.

- Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.

- If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing.

- Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions.

- Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

To determine which repellent is right for you, consider using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s search tool for skin-applied repellent products here.

For more information, from the Department of Health click here.

Garth Brooks on the Cat Pak Morning Show

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by brent

Garth Brooks called Brent and Candy to talk about the 2014 Tour and the new box set “Blame It All on My Roots – 5 Decades of Influence” which is available at Walmart.

You can catch the interview here –> Click Here

What is your Christmas Wish?

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by brent

Nominate yourself or a friend and maybe Cat Country 98.7 can help make this a wonderful Christmas. We’ll grant 1 wish per day starting the first Monday after Thanksgiving. To nominate yourself or a friend, fill out the “Christmas Wish” form below and tell us what your Christmas Wish is this year.  (IF YOU CAN HELP FILL A WISH CLICK HERE)

We have granted as many wishes on the air as we can do this year.  Have a Merry Christmas.

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Because we can’t grant every wish here are some additional resources:

WATERFRONT RESCUE MISSION
FAX # 436-7864
www.waterfrontmission.org

LOAVES & FISHES THRIFT STORE
FAX # 438-6829
www.loavesandfishessoupkitchen.com

SALVATION ARMY
FAX # 850-432-7339
escarosa@uss.salvationarmy.org

RED CROSS
FAX # 850-626-7580 OR 850-423-1246
www.northwestflorida.redcross.org

TOYS FOR TOTS
850-452-8762 X 3118