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IMPACT 100 ANNOUNCES 2014 NON-PROFIT GRANT RECIPIENTS
IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women's philanthropy group, extends special congratulations to this years grant recipients. Each of the following organizations was awarded $102,500 today after a thorough grant review, committee process and membership vote:
ARTS & CULTURE
First City Arts Alliance, Inc. dba First City Art Center
Project: Increasing Capacity, Building Community
The Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, Inc.
Project: Infrastructure Development of Tribal Grounds
East Hill Academy, Inc.
Project: The IMPACT 100 Autism Learning Center: Use Your WORDS
The Pensacola MESS Hall, Inc.
Project: The MESS Hall Express
ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION & PRESERVATION
Miracle League of Northeast Pensacola, Inc. dba Miracle League of Pensacola
Project: Field of Dreams: Finishing the Work
Rotary Club of Pensacola Foundation, Inc.
Project: Rotary Centennial Playground
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Project: 100 Men in 100 Days
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Council of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Inc. dba Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Alfred Washburn Center
Project: Living on the Edge
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Covenant Alzheimer's Family Services, Inc.
Project: Project Lifesaver
Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Medical Clinic, Inc.
Project: Improving and Expanding Patient Services at Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Medical Clinic
More than $6,176,000 have been distributed to non profits in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in the form of significant grants that make a lasting impact. IMPACT 100 hopes to keep the momentum going into next year by increasing membership to more women in our 12th year of working with non-profits in the community. To become a member of IMPACT 100 or review wish lists from finalists and grant applicants, please visit www.impact100pensacola.org.
PENSACOLA NETWORK TEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Pensacola Network highlights local Teen Entrepreneurship on Friday, October 24 during the monthly networking event connecting people and strengthening relationships in the African American community. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn about Teen Entrepreneurship and meet some local teen entrepreneurs. Special Guests: Riyah Stallworth with Riyah's Boutique, and Jaylan Williams with Chunkie Cookie Company, Lim and Eve Knight with The Spice Kidz and others. This FREE event begins at 5:00 pm in historic Belmont DeVilliers and is open to the public with registration at pensacolanetwork.eventbrite.com.
Started in July 2013 by businessman and engineer Lloyd Reshard, the networking has averaged 110 professional and community members who look forward to discussing ideas and taking action to grow their businesses, engage government and make communities stronger. It has been a success because people are expecting great information and ideas, said Reshard, and that's what they're getting.
Each month a special guest joins co-host Robin Reshard for a conversation for the web series,The Pensacola Network Show, to discuss their vision, opportunities and challenges of their sector. Past guests include Gulf Power Company president Stan Connally, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, Escambia RESTORE Committee Chairperson Bentina Terry, McDonalds franchise owner Pete Nowak, Sheriff David Morgan, Mayor Ashton Hayward, Studer Institute president Randy Hammer, Gulf Coast Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce executive director Nicole Dixon and Malcolm Thomas, superintendent of the Escambia County School District.
Lloyd Reshard understands the power of networking and the simple concept of showing up. This Friday is the place to be to connect with people who are an amazing asset to the positive growth and development of our neighborhoods, city, county and state, Reshard stated. You'll want to be there, so that they can connect with you.
KIM HOWES ZABBIA: CREATIVITY vs. FEAR
The Pensacola Museum of Art (PMA) is pleased to announce Creativity vs. Fear, an exhibition by Louisiana artist Kim Howes Zabbia. Zabbia poses a no fear way of thinking. She pulls inspiration for many of her works from occurrences that have happened throughout her life.
Artist Statement: When I work, the paint and I are in constant dialogue. I have my ideas; the paint has her own. Without this silent discourse, the concept cannot be resolved, so the painting waits to be completed at a later date whenever I decide to surrender. It takes strength on my part to let the paint win, not to judge or second-guess it, because I know that the paint will reveal my lifelong struggle between creativity and fear and the depths of my subconscious which I would prefer to hide.
Zabbia will also be teaching a painting workshop entitled No Fear from 9am -3pm on Saturday, November 1. This workshop will include problem solving and acrylic painting on watercolor paper. All materials will be provided. Artist Talk with Kim Howes Zabbia on October 30, 7-8pm.
Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm. The Museum is closed on Monday. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for active duty military, children 17 & under, Museum members and seniors.
Make a date with your best furry friend and treat him or her to the most paw-some event in town! Yes, the Pensacola Humane Society's annual Barktoberfest is set for October 25 from 9a - 2p in Seville Square and Fountain Park.
Barktoberfest has become the most anticipated celebration of the year for dog lovers, with canine activities, contests, giveaways, gift basket raffles and vendors featuring pet toys, collars, leashes, clothing and an array of pet-themed gift items and accessories.
Start planning now because your favorite tail waggin' events, including contests for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Kisser and the ever-popular Owner/Pet Look-Alike competition, will all be back again this year. It's one of the most fun parts of the day, when pups and their humans take center stage to show off their talents. Prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in each category. And don't forget to catch the dachshund and mixed breed races and enter or root for your favorite canine.
Animal rescue organizations will also be on hand with adoptable dogs and plenty of information to help answer your questions about different breeds.
If your canine needs some spiritual encouragement to help him behave better, there will be a Blessing of the Animals at 12:15 pm at the gazebo. Local vets will provide information about products, animal care and other issues that affect the health of your pet. You'll love the Furricane Flyball obedience demos and demos by Escambia Search and Rescue too throughout the day in Fountain Park.
When you've worked up an appetite, visit our food vendors, who will be cooking up a varied selection of hearty meals and light snacks. Be sure to come by the Humane Society's booth for freshly-grilled hamburgers and tasty hotdogs! Spot won't go hungry either, as there will be an array of gourmet pooch treats to satisfy his cravings as well.
You won't want to leave without at least one of our cool Barktoberfest t-shirts, designed by the Pensacola News Journal's Andy Marlette, and our 2015 Rescues and Rescuers calendar, both of which make great gifts for animal lovers.
For the Pensacola Humane Society, Barktoberfest helps enforce our mission about the importance of spaying and neutering, preventing animal cruelty, and providing pet education programs aimed at addressing animal welfare issues in our community.
Through your support of this wonderful event and its dedicated sponsors, you are choosing to stand with us to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals.
For details, visit www.pensacolahumane.org or call 850 432-4250.
THE BIG READ
What is The Big Read? The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. The West Florida Public Library is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host The Big Read project between September 2014 and June 2015.
The Big Read in Escambia County will focus on The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien's novel about the lasting impact of the Vietnam War. O'Brien will come to Escambia County to launch The Big Read activities in October.
Upcoming Escambia County Big Read Events
Movie Screening -
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam - Mon., Oct. 20, 6 to 7:30p
Join us for a screening of Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, a feature-length documentary film featuring real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news coverage thereof augments the first-person "narrative" by men and women who were in the war, some of whom did not survive it.
Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue, Pensacola
Pensacola Little Theater, in partnership with WFPL, presents a dramatic interpretation of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 to 4p - Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street, Pensacola
The Big Read Scholarly Series
The Vietnam War: An Overview - Thursday, October 23, 6 to 7p
Dr. Derek Zumbro, UWF Department of History, will discuss the history of the Vietnam War, from its origins in colonialism to its conclusion and its continuing impact on American society. Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue, Pensacola
The Things They Carried Book Discussions
Community members are invited to join their neighbors at the library to talk about Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. All are encouraged to participate in this discussion about the author's work, the Vietnam War and the war's continuing impact on American society.
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2:30 to 3:30 pm - Pensacola State College, Chadbourne Library, 1000 College Boulevard, Building 20
Monday, Oct. 27, 6 to 7 p.m. - Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue, Pensacola
Managed by Arts Midwest, The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure.
For more information about the WFPL system, please contact Melissa Davis at (850) 436-5060. For more information about the Big Read, please visit neabigread.org.
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