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23

Jun

2022

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards Announce New Starting Pay

Pensacola Beach Public Safety is excited to announce a new starting hourly rate of $18.33 for certified seasonal lifeguards.

20

Jun

2022

Walk The Walk by Christian Wagley

I grew-up in the Maryland suburbs east of Washington, D.C. It was just my mother and me, and when we went out for a fun afternoon we almost always went into historic downtown Annapolis. It’s here that I learned lessons about how our streets and buildings shape our lives—lessons that today I bring to a better future for Pensacola Beach.

17

Jun

2022

The Beaches Are Moving by Christian Wagley

The beaches are moving. That’s the name of the first popular book on the subject of beach erosion and the imperfect ways that humans respond, written all the way back in 1979. I read it as a young college student and its basic premise has stuck with me ever since.

Indeed, all beaches, including those on Santa Rosa Island, are in constant flux.

16

Jun

2022

Johnson Challenges Campanella For Elected Island Authority Seat

The one elected seat at the Santa Rosa Island Authority is up for grabs.

Dr. Thomas Campanella is being challenged by Jeremy Johnson for the elected Santa Rosa Island Authority seat. Campanella, a retired dentist, has held the elected position since 2002.  Johnson, 39, is the sales director at Levin Rinke Realty.

The elected position on the Santa Rosa Island Authority was established in 1983, and is a two-year term. Candidates must be registered voters, and a resident and leaseholder on Santa Rosa Island for at least 6 months immediately prior to qualifying. The elected SRIA board member must remain a resident during the term of office. In addition, the candidate shall be in full compliance with his or her lease at the time of qualifying and shall remain so during the term of office.

There are 4,217 registered voters on Pensacola Beach. Primary Day is August 23 and the general election is November 8.

23

May

2022

Free Trolley Service Starts May 27, Daily 4 to Midnight

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will launch their free, open-air trolley service along Pensacola Beach this Memorial Day weekend, beginning Friday, May 27.

The 2022 Pensacola Beach Island Trolley, will run daily from 4 p.m. to midnight. The trolley system, funded by the SRIA through lease fees paid by island residents and businesses. 

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