After nearly losing her arm in a pasta extruder, Florida’s Mama Gizzi anxious to get back to work

Monday, March 18, 2019

LAKE WORTH — On Christmas Eve, Leah “Mama” Gizzi and her husband, John Storch, were where they always are — Mama Gizzi’s Gourmet Pasta, a wholesale pasta shop they own on North Dixie Highway.They were getting ready to go to a Christmas party around 5 p.m. when they got a call from The Breakers Palm Beach, one of their top clients, who needed 80 pounds […]

Safest cities in Florida: Did yours make the list?

Monday, March 18, 2019

A recent study by SafeWise lists Niceville in its 50 Safest Cities in Florida for 2019.Niceville placed 14th and Fort Walton Beach missed the mark, placing 71st in the list.SafeWise ranked the safest cities based on the number of reported violent crime…

What’s Happening in Santa Rosa County

Monday, March 18, 2019

MILTON — Upcoming Santa Rosa County announcements, events and activities are as follows.ANNOUNCEMENTSEMERGING ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR FESTIVAL: The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is Nov. 1-3 in Seville Square, Pensacola. Applications are open for its Emerging Artists program, which gives two new artists a chance to be a part of the festival and offers them guidance in what is involved in being in an arts […]

Amendment 4 confusion persists

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Florida Legislature could be taking a closer look at Amendment 4 during this legislative session due to issues with language clarity.State voters passed Amendment 4 last fall, which amended the state constitution and granted over a million people with felony convictions in Florida the right to vote with some restrictions.On the ballot, Amendment 4 stated, “This amendment restores the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of […]

Andrea to Wendy: Meet 2019′s hurricane names

Sunday, March 17, 2019

This year’s names were last used in 2013, with the exception of “Ingrid” which was retired after Hurricane Ingrid devastated Mexico in February of that year and killed 32 people.

StoryCorps, WUWF to record veterans and their families’ stories

Sunday, March 17, 2019

PENSACOLA — StoryCorps, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will team up with WUWF Public Media in Pensacola as part of its Military Voices Initiative.Together, they will honor Northwest Florida’s veteran and military community by recording and preserving their stories April 8-19 at First United Methodist Church, 6 E. […]

DAYS GONE BY

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Milton, and Santa Rosa County as a whole, is a community with an abundance of local history and lore. Days Gone By will showcase photos from Santa Rosa County’s yesteryear. To submit your photos, email them to news@srpressgazette.com or share them on our Facebook page. Please note, additional copies of the paper are available for sale, but the actual photos may not be purchased.

New planes at Hurlburt?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

HURLBURT FIELD — The headquarters of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) could be getting three new aircraft as part of an ongoing Air Force evaluation of a potential light-attack aircraft program.Broadly, the program is designed to get expanded warfighting capabilities into the field more quickly, and to provide an affordable means for U.S. partner nations to operate with American military forces. According to the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs […]

SCHOOL SCOOPS: Are phones making us zombies?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Walton County reading coach Shannon Seigler visited West DeFuniak Elementary School fifth-grade classes to teach short lessons on summarizing.The students worked in groups, applying the strategy to determine two or more ideas from the question, “Are phones making us zombies?”—The South Walton High School Winter Guard, in just its second year, placed third at a competition at Robertsdale High School in Alabama.Team members include Summer Lemoine, […]

Ronald McDonald House kicks off Kaps 4 Kids

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida is kicking off its largest annual fundraiser, Kaps 4 Kids (K4K).On April 26, thousands along the Gulf Coast will wear their K4K T-shirts in support of Ronald McDonald House and the families who call …