MiltonMardi Gras Parade sign up is now


Let the good times roll!  The annual Milton Mardi Gras Parade will be held Friday, Feb. 27. The parade line-up starts at 4:30 p.m. and the parade will begin at 6 p.m. Parade entry applications are being accepted until Feb. 21.

The parade will line up on the north side of Milton High School on Raymond Hobbs Street starting at 4:30 p.m. Entries must be in line by 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at 6 p.m., travels south on Stewart Street and turns west on Elva Street, ending behind Regions Bank.

Parade entry fees are $20 for businesses and non-profits, and free for school groups and Main Street Milton sponsors. 

For more information and parade applications, visit or call 626-6246.



East MiltonYouth Association

East Milton Youth Association is currently taking registration for Baseball, Tee ball, and Softball for the spring season. Sign ups will be every Saturday from 11 a.m. until  2 p.m. at the East Milton Boardroom. Sign ups will go until the end of February. We are located at 8600 Bobby Brown Rd, Milton. More information is located on the  website at for registration forms, prices and director contact.



MiltonCemeteryat Scratch Ankle


    The public is invited to visit the Milton Cemetery booth at the local Scratch Ankle event,  March 14,  held on North Willing Street in downtown Milton, from 4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Bill  Bledsoe,  cemetery manager, said the purpose is to raise money for the maintenance of the historical burial ground.  There will be pictures on display, a brochure,  and a popular  “Mayeaux-created” basket to be raffled  off, plus two afghans created by Board member Mrs. Raffaele.  Pre-event raffle tickets are now available:  $1.00 per, or six for $5.00.  Call 686-1122 to purchase now,  or mail your order to the address given below.  Bledsoe hopes the booth will bring in  the  needed  money to replace the broken plaque on the front of the bronze Warrior monument.  To cast it in bronze, Sculptor Roxie Platt has offered to donate her services for casting.   

Bledsoe says be sure to visit the booth at Scratch Ankle.  For information,  call  686-1122.



Pace Fire and Rescue conducting annual picture fund drive


The Pace Fire and Rescue District is conducting their annual Picture Fund Drive for 2014.  The proceeds will go toward their local benevolent fund which helps citizens and businesses in the Pace area that are displaced.  To achieve this goal, Chief Wadkins asks for every household within the Pace Fire/Rescue area to support this effort.

The drive will continue through June 1.



Pace Water System 49th  Annual Meeting of Members


Pace Water System will hold it's annual meeting on February 27 at 6 p.m. in the Pace Water System board room at 4401 Woodbine Road in Pace.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded.  For more information, contact Damon Boutwell, general manager at 994-5129.




IHOP National Pancake Day to Benefit Children’s Hospital


Local International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants are hosting National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March. 4, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes will be served, and IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All proceeds from the event will benefit the sick and injured children at Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, Northwest Florida’s only dedicated children’s hospital. 

The following International House of Pancakes restaurants will be participating:


• 6707 N. Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola

• 19 N. Navy Blvd., Pensacola

• 2548 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze

• 348 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach

• 10859 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin

• 1102 E. 23rd St., Panama City


There is a limit of one free short stack per guest, and the offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last. This offer is not valid with any other offer special, coupon or discount.

Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is proud to be the only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Northwest Florida. Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care to the sick and injured children of Northwest Florida and South Alabama, regardless of their ability to pay.

For more information on National Pancake Day, please visit or call Marina Holley in the Sacred Heart Foundation office at 416-4665.


Scholarship for Seniors

The Pensacola Heritage Foundation is offering a 2014 scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a graduating senior from Escambia/Santa Rosa County.  The winner must be graduating as a senior in a local high school and enrolling as a freshman in college in the fall, 2014.  Students will write an essay not to exceed 1,000 words on either Pensacola’s local heritage, or on Bernardo de Galvez.  The completed application must be received by Pensacola Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 12424, Pensacola, FL  32591, on or before April 1, 2014.  Students can access information on  website or from their high school senior counselor for more information.


PensacolaOpera and Pensacola Museum of Art to host Cinderella Gallery Talk

Pensacola, FL- On Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m., Pensacola Opera and the Pensacola Museum of Art will host a Gallery Talk for the upcoming production of Cinderella. This lecture will include presentations by an Art Historian and Pensacola Opera’s Director of Education, Amanda Cook, as they discuss the relationship between visual art and music during the time period in which Cinderella takes place. This event will also feature performances by our 2014 Artists in Residence from the upcoming production of Cinderella. Held at the Pensacola Museum of Art, this event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.