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Blizzard Race #3 – 5 Flags Speedway

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by brent

They’re lightening fast! Super competitive! A combination of veterans and up and coming racing stars of tomorrow!

Coming back to Five Flags Speedway this Friday night! The Buddies Home Furnishings Blizzard series race #3 for Super Late Models, the Papa Johns 125!

Plus a gigantic fireworks display presented by Deep South Cranes!

Also the Faith Chapel Super Stocks, the Beef O’Brady’s Sportsman division and the beatin and bangin Butlers UPull it Bombers!The Buddies Home Furnishings Blizzard Series Super Late Models return to Pensacola Friday night!

All this year, these drivers and high horse power Super late Models have produced the fastest and most competitive racing we’ve witnessed in years! Don’t miss it! The Papa Johns 125.

Now you can be the VIP for Blizzard Race #3.  By Friday morning at 8am go to post on Facebook and Like it and Share it…  Brent and Candy will pull a name with Tim Bryant at 8:10a.

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Cram The Van

Posted on: July 21st, 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

Thursday, July 24th Walmart – Gulf Breeze Pkwy in Tiger Point 6am-7pm Walmart – Hwy. 90 in Pace 6am-7pm Escambia County

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


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 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…”


            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  Get ready, it’s gonna rock.

Cat Country Night at the OK Corral

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by brent

Wednesday Nights at OK CORRAL it’s COUNTRY NIGHT.  Ladies in free from 8-10p with $2 drinks.

Junior League Red Haute Royale – October 3

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by brent


Red Haute Royale


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Junior League of Pensacola’s 3rd annual Red Haute Royale will be held Oct. 3, 2014 at the beautiful Scenic Hills Country Club. We are currently seeking Event Sponsors and In-Kind Donors. If you or your business would like to support the work of Junior League of Pensacola, we invite you to consider supporting our Red Haute Royale fundraiser!

To learn more about monetary sponsorships and benefits,
please click here.

To learn about opportunities to donate in-kind goods or services for our event’s Silent Auction,
please click here

Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

Click here to purchase tickets now!

Chris Young – Summer Salute: Tour for the Troops – July 9

Posted on: July 7th, 2014 by brent

Chris Young with Josh Thompson are performing at Summer Salute to the Troops on Wednesday July 9, aboard NAS Pensacola, thanks to the Air Force Reserve.


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Cattle Baron’s Ball 2014

Posted on: July 1st, 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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100 Years of NAS Pensacola Celebration

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by brent

Please join us Saturday, September 20th, 2014 to celebrate these milestones in the history of the National Naval Aviation Museum and NAS Pensacola, with a fun-filled evening featuring live music, cocktails and dinner.

Tickets and a schedule of events will become available later this summer. Contact Leslie Geiger at (850) 453-2389 for more information.


History Up Close

Follow our series on the 100th Anniversary of NAS Pensacola for a unique look at the history of the air station, including rare photographs and anecdotes from those who trained at the Cradle of Naval Aviation.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Download a list of sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Event Sponsors

Platinum ($100,000+)

The Boeing CorporationNorthrop Grumman


Lockheed MartinPratt & Whitney

Bronze ($10,000+)

Escambia County Sheriffs OfficeFoundation Board of DirectorsSanta Rosa Island Authority

Four Star ($5,000+)

Cat Country 98.7News Radio 1620Elbit Systems of AmericaGulf PowerAdmiral and Mrs. Tom HaywardHirtle Callaghan &amp Co.

Three Star ($2,500+)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Pensacola CampusGE AviationPen Air Federal Credit UnionPerdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce

Two Star ($1,000+)

Blue WahoosCentral Credit Union of FloridaThe Honorable and Mrs. Lacey A. CollierFlight Avionics Florida Bankers AssociationLandrum Human ResourcesNavy Federal Credit UnionPinnacle SolutionsRegions Bank

Panhandle Charitable Open

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Candy

The Panhandle Charitable Open (PCO) is dedicated to serving the needs of our community with emphasis on elderly care, special needs situations for children and feeding the hungry. The PCO focuses its funding on committed, grass roots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts and where foundation support will make a significant difference. All of the net proceeds from our efforts go directly to local charity.

The success in recent years of the PCO enabled our board to donate over $400,000 to charities such as Child Guardians, Inc., Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Council on Aging of West Florida, ARC Gateway, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Independence for the Blind, American Cancer Society, and Covenant Hospice. The primary charities for 2014 are Child Guardians, Inc., Council on Aging of West Florida, and Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Increasing the number of charities which participate highlights a goal of the PCO to continue to expand the impact and reach of our golf tournament. The PCO has continued to grow in popularity and success each year.

We welcome your participation in the 13th Annual Panhandle Charitable Open as we continue to build this event into the premier charity golf tournament on the Florida Panhandle

Need more info?

Miranda Lambert at the Pensacola Bay Center – Sept. 11

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by brent