Fall Job Fair returns to West Florida

PENSACOLA — CareerSource Escarosa will partner with Escambia County and Pensacola State College to host the 2017 Fall Job Fair.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. De Soto St., in Pensacola.

At no cost, job seekers will have the opportunity to network with over 60 employers seeking individuals to fill their open positions.

Employers will recruit for positions in various fields including health care, information technology, aerospace, cyber security, hospitality, customer service and retail, communications, governmental, manufacturing and corrections.

Applicants should dress professionally and bring resumes.

Visit careersourceescarosa.com for more information.


FreedomWorks member, media critic to address Santa Rosa Republicans

NAVARRE — The Santa Rosa County Republican Executive Committee Lincoln Day Dinner will take place 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Creekside Southern Grill at the Club at Hidden Creek, 3070 P.G.A Blvd., Navarre.  Luke Rosiak from the Daily Caller and C.L. Bryant of FreedomWorks will serve as keynote speakers.

A VIP reception, with speakers and elected officials, starts at 4 p.m., followed by dinner and presentations from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $75 per person for non-members and $60 per person for members. VIP seats cost $100 while $125 tickets include the VIP reception and dinner.

Text 207-0494 or email pattyburke5@gmail.com for ticket purchases and further details.


Japan's consul general in Miami to visit Pensacola

PENSACOLA — Consul General of Japan in Miami Ken Okaniwa will make a diplomatic visit to Pensacola Oct. 6 and 7.

Oct. 6, he will meet with Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. Later that morning, he is scheduled to do a live broadcast on Business Radio X to discuss economic and political issues.

He will also meet with regional economic development leaders in Northwest Florida to discuss the upcoming Japan External Trade Organization Florida-Japan Aerospace and Aviation Summit.

Oct. 7, Okaniwa will participate as a keynote speaker un the Japan U.S. Military Program at Naval Air Station Pensacola.


Economic injury disaster loan deadline set

MILTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that Oct. 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Florida.

Applicants must have endured hardships as a result of the drought that began on Dec. 1, 2016.

The declaration includes these Florida counties: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton and Washington.


Santa Rosa County Farm Tour returns in October

MILTON —The 51st Annual Santa Rosa County Farm Tour will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at the Santa Rosa County Extension office located at 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton.

The farm tour will highlight a wide range of agricultural and natural resource stops including the Blackwater State Forest, Future Farmers of America and 4-H livestock projects, longleaf working forest, and invasive cogongrass management.

Annually, approximately 200 residents join on the tour and discover what the county's agriculture and natural resources have to offer. They ride in a charter bus and enjoy a catered lunch. The tour will award the Farm Family of the Year to Burlin and Levi Findley of Wild Boar Farms.

Bus space is limited. The fee to reserve your spot is $20. Register at www.SRCFarmTour17.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact the Santa Rosa County extension office at 623-3868.


Vendors, artists and crafters sought for fair

MILTON — St. Mary’s Episcopal Church seeks artists and crafters for its annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair.

This event is set noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the historic church on 6849 Oak St., in Milton. The church seeks vendors to showcase their handiwork including custom jewelry, art, woodcrafts and candles.

Inside booth space is available for $45 for both days and includes one 6-foot table. Outside booths are $20 for one day and $35 for both. Set-up will be from 9-11:30 a.m. Dec. 1. Space is limited. Use of electricity costs $5.

Contact the church at 623-2905 or stmarysmiltonflorida@gmail.com for a vendor application.


Business offering $55K in scholarships for high school seniors

GULF BREEZE — Mediacom Communications is offering $55,000 in scholarships to support high school seniors planning to further their education. In its 17th consecutive year, the company's scholarship program will award $1,000 World Class Scholarships to 55 high school seniors.

Scholarship recipients can use the financial award to support educational expenses for higher education or vocational training from any accredited post-secondary institution starting in the fall of 2018. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership.

Applications for the company's World Class Scholarships are available at www.mediacomworldclass.com. All high schools in the business' served communities received informational cards asking school officials to make seniors aware of the scholarship and encourage submission of applications on or before the Feb. 16, 2018 deadline. 

Applicants do not have to be the company's customers but must live in areas where the business provides broadband, video, phone and other digital communication services.

A complete list of communities in the company's service areas is included with the online application.

Send inquiries to scholarship@mediacomcc.com.