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Navarre Beach chambers of commerce concert series approved

Pensacola News Journal

Date: 3/10/2017 7:10:00 PM

Navarre Beach chambers of commerce concert series approved Competing summer concert series at Navarre Beach have been approved by the Santa Rosa County Commissioners. Check out this story on http://on.pnj

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Pier pressure: county wants more from Navarre Beach pier

Pensacola News Journal

Date: 3/8/2017 8:39:00 PM

Santa Rosa County wants more out of the Navarre Beach pier. Management at the pier is in disarray, the pier is not living up to expectations and county commissioners are ready to make a change. "We're looking for the future," commissioner Lane Lynchard said

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No holds barred in pier dispute

Navarre Press

Date: 3/8/2017 2:38:00 PM

The legal dispute among partners who manage the Navarre Beach Pier has them hurling allegations at each other over nearly everything but the kitchen sink –and who’s in charge of that is even in doubt. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of

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Pensacola Beach sand dunes getting new walkovers

Pensacola News Journal

Date: 3/7/2017 8:58:00 PM

Work crews on Pensacola Beach are tearing down weathered boardwalk crossovers and replacing them with new crossovers that are intended to keep people off fragile sand dunes. The $1.1 million project is scheduled to be completed by midsummer and includes

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Wildlife refuge frees seven rehabilitated pelicans

NW Florida Daily News

Date: 3/7/2017 2:47:00 AM

The refuge is working to install signs at fishing piers on Okaloosa Island, Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach to inform anglers how to properly dispose of their lines. "We see it all the time," she said. "When it happens, the best option is to call us to

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is the westernmost coastal community in the Florida Panhandle and Pensacola is the county seat of Escambia County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 51,923. Pensacola is the principal city of the Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area with about 455,102 residents in 2009.
Pensacola was founded in 1559 by a Spanish explorer named Tristán de Luna y Arellano. It was officially America's first settlement. After about 116 years of Spanish rule, the French took control over Pensacola from 1719 to 1722. The colony was then passed to the British who seized control of Pensacola temporarily through the Peace of Paris. Pensacola was also named the capital of the new British Colony. During the Civil War, Pensacola was a part of the Confederacy. The United States later regained control, and Pensacola was once again a part of the union on May 1862.
Pensacola is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which connects to the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of Pensacola (near the community of Warrington) and is home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum. The main campus of the University of West Florida is situated north of the city center.
Pensacola is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags" due to the five governments that have flown flags over it during its history: the flags of Spain (Castile), France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America, and the United States. Other nicknames include "World's Whitest Beaches" (due to the white sand prevalent along beaches in the Florida panhandle), "Cradle of Naval Aviation" (Naval Air Station Pensacola is the home of both the legendary Blue Angels and the National Museum of Naval Aviation), "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast", "Redneck Riviera", "Red Snapper Capital of the World", and "P-Cola".
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