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Ribbon Cutting with American Airlines for New Flight to D.C.

On Tuesday, April 4th, the ribbon was officially cut at the Pensacola International Airport (PNS) as Mayor Ashton Hayward and Dawn White, from American Airlines, welcomed a new non-stop flight to Pensacola.

The air service will be offered from American Airlines between Pensacola and Washington D.C. These direct flights allow the greater Pensacola area to have a more seamless connection with our capitol, arriving at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). 

These flights offer business men and women, military personnel, and civilian travelers better and easier access to D.C.

To book your next flight to our nation's capitol, visit the airline website.

Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon cutting

Blues in the City

Blues in the City

Our Blues in the City Series is back, and this time, it’s all about Wingmen. Make plans to attend on Wednesday, April 12th at 6 PM Plaza de Luna with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the City of Pensacola Government, and the Blue Angels Association for a free, family-friendly event! 

Join the new 2017 Blue Angels pilots #2 LT Damon Kroes, Right Wing, and #3 LT Nate Scott, Left Wing, for a fun-filled evening on everything Wingmen. If you have questions about being a Wingman, this is your chance to ask them in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. 

The National Naval Aviation Museum will also be in attendance with historical Blue Angels items. There will be time for autographs, photos, and Blue Angel takeaway materials. Joe's Caribe and Pensacola Cooks Kitchen food vendors will be on site as well. 

Week 6: Street Resurfacing and Natural Gas Infrastructure Upgrades

Week 6: Street Resurfacing and Natural Gas Infrastructure Upgrades

Pensacola streets are the focus of a $30 million program that is resurfacing 119-miles of roadway and replacing more than 46-miles of underground natural gas distribution lines. This week, weather permitting, the resurfacing work will be focused in the western and downtown areas of the city.

  • Traffic impacts for drivers and adjacent property owners include:
  • Congestion from construction vehicle traffic.
  • Noise, dust, and vibration.
  • Temporary street closures and detours.
  • On-street parking restrictions.

Residents and property owners are being notified by mail of resurfacing work schedule in their area. Then, 24-48 hours before work begins on a specific street, personnel are distributing information door-to-door reminding residents to temporarily relocate any vehicles parked on the street.

To read the full update, click here

24th Annual Visit from Sister City - Gero, Japan

Sister City Visit

On Monday, April 3rd, Mayor Ashton Hayward welcomed students from our sister city of Gero, Japan to City Hall. The students are a part of the Gero Students Study Program, and this is the 24th delegation of students to visit Pensacola.

Mayor Hayward wrote, "What began as a friendship relationship with the first student exchange program has evolved into a very active sister city relationship. Thank you all for visiting!"

Sister City Visit
Sister City Visit
Sister City Visit
Kids Fishing Clinic

Pensacola Kids Fishing Clinic

On April 8th, bring the kids downtown for a fun and interactive fishing clinic.

Children will visit stations to learn how to tie knots, safely use the rod and reel, handle fish, and how to not pollute the water and conserve our natural resources. 
After going to all stations the children will get their rods and reels and go fishing.

The clinic will be held from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Community Maritime Park (301 W Main Street). Please call (850) 384-7512 for more information.
Easter Egg Hunt

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is coming to town, and it's making a stop at the Roger Scott Athletic Complex (2130 Summit Boulevard).

Join other egg-hunters for a day of fun with Easter Egg Hunts for ages 0 to 12, carnival games, bounce houses, bubble stations, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more.

The event will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM, and is free to participants who bring one non-perishable food item to donate to Manna Food Pantries. For more information and a detailed schedule, please visit the event website
Project Greenshores Cleanup

Project Greenshores Cleanup

Come join Ocean Hour’s clean up at Project Greenshores on April 15th. Project Greenshores is located at the base of the Three Mile Bridge (745 Bayfront Parkway). The second location is Bartram Park (211 Bayfront Parkway).

Buckets, grabbers, gloves, and trash bags will be supplied. Sign in at 8:45 AM, and the clean up is from 9 AM to 10 AM. Ocean Hour asks that participants please dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen as needed.  

For more information, please call (850) 450-1112 or email oceanhourfl@gmail.com.

Instagram: Photo of the Week

Instagram Photo of the Week

Share your photo with us on Instagram. Tag us with #upsideofflorida or 
@cityofpensacola. Your image could be featured in the next UPwords newsletter. We'd love to see your photos! Photo credit: @donkerrigan

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