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Mississippi Blues Marker coming to Belmont-Devilliers

The Mississippi Blues Commission will honor the legacy of the Blues in Pensacola with an unveiling of a Mississippi Blues Marker to be part of the Mississippi Blues Trail.

On Thursday, January 17, blues historian Jim O’Neal will host a lecture at 5:30 p.m. at Voices of Pensacola. O’Neal is a research director and lead writer with the Mississippi Blues Trail and has helped organize a number of blues festivals. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2002. 

a photo of Belmont Street

The marker unveiling will be held on Friday, January 18 at the intersection of Belmont and DeVilliers streets at 4 p.m. The ceremony will feature a dedication from the Director of the Mississippi Blues Commission, Kamel King, Mississippi Senator Terry Burton, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, Steve Hayes of Visit Pensacola and Eddie Todd of Belmont-DeVilliers Neighborhood Association.

There will be a live performance from Belmont All-Star band with special guests following the conclusion of the dedication.

Councilwoman Ann Hill and volunteers with Keep Pensacola Beautiful with the newly planted tree
Councilwoman Ann Hill and volunteers of Keep Pensacola Beautiful by a newly planted tree.

Keep Pensacola Beautiful launches “40 Trees for 40 Years” campaign

Keep Pensacola Beautiful held their first tree planting event on Sunday, January 13 at Bruce Beach for their new initiative, “40 Trees for 40 Years.”

Keep Pensacola Beautiful, the volunteer group whose mission is to beautify public spaces, launched the initiative for their 40th anniversary. The group will be planting 40 trees throughout Escambia County.

Councilwoman Ann Hill attended the event at Bruce Beach. She and her family adopted three trees.

Councilwoman Ann Hill poses with a shovel

“It's just so great to be part of the transformation of Bruce Beach,” Councilwoman Hill said. “I am also pleased to be assigned to be City Council liaison to this dedicated group!”

Keep Pensacola Beautiful will be planting trees at locations like Olive Road, Treasure Hills Park, Lincoln Park, Englewood Park. A ribbon cutting event will be held on January 19 at 2751 N H Street from 3-3:30 p.m to celebrate the conclusion of their initiative.

One tree generates $100 on average of benefits to the community each year. They add value by reducing stormwater runoff, improving air quality, reducing carbon dioxide, improving energy savings and increasing property values.

Mayor Grover Robinson helps celebrate Pensacola Lighthouse’s 160th anniversary

Mayor Grover Robinson and Commissioner Robert Bender at the top of the lighthouse
Mayor Grover Robinson and Escambia Commissioner Robert Bender at the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse.

Mayor Grover Robinson climbed 177 steps to honor a historic place on a historic day.

On Friday, January 11, The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum on board NAS Pensacola celebrated its 160th anniversary complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by dozens of guests.

Mayor Robinson helped kickoff the event by serving as a special guest speaker. He was joined by other elected officials like Escambia County Commissioner Robert Bender.

If you have not visited the lighthouse and would like to, daily admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under, seniors and military.

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Break a sweat and get paid! Enter the National Fitness Campaign app contest

an informational flyer about the national fitness campaign's contest
City of Pensacola has THREE fitness courts. They are located at Legion Field, Bayview Park and Community Maritime Park. 

Congratulations on the promotion!

A photo of Firefighter Matthew Mills with Chief Ginny Cranor
Firefighter Matthew Mills has been promoted to Fire Lieutenant. 
(Effective date: January 14, 2019)

Vendor registration deadline is approaching for Community Yard Sale

Have stuff to sell? Sign up to be a vendor in our Indoor Community Yard Sale. Rent any number of tables to sell your valuables at a flea market style yard sale.

Become a vendor at the Vickrey Center by calling 850-912-4056 or stop by in person at 2130 Summit Blvd. Application Deadline is January 25th.

The Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the Vickrey Resource Center from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Citizens send kudos to two City Hall employees

a letter of kudos to a parks and rec employee
A letter of kudos to a sanitation services driver

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