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  • Snowbirds Gulf Coast JANUARY 2017
    January Issue out now!

    Greetings! As I write this it is mid-December and much of the country is nearly...

  • George Mills salutes fallen soldiers from World War II.
    Pearl Harbor Revisted by World War II Vets

    The documentary film "Pearl Harbor: One Last Goodbye" follows World War II vets on...

  • Resort Quest - Waterscape
    ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

    Why just survive winter? Come live it in a ResortQuest vacation rental along the...

  • The Snowbirds’ Flight South

    by Elizabeth Bonner It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas —...

  • AQUA
    Aqua Panama City Beach, Florida

    The most luxurious new resort on Panama City Beach offers exclusive extras and activities...

  • Third Baby Dolphin Born at Gulf World

    Gulf World Marine Park is proud to announce the third birth in a three-week...

  • ‘CELEBRATION OF THE PERFORMING ARTS’ at Pensacola Junior College

    The Pensacola Junior College Music and Theatre department presents the second annual “Celebration of...

  • Who Are the Snowbirds?

    Legend has it that the term Snowbird was first used to describe Canadians who...

  • A Night of Music Under the Palms at Alys Beach

    The Alys Beach Foundation is proud to welcome Nanci Griffith and Sinfonia Gulf Coast...

  • HEY, ITS BRATFEST TIME AGAIN!

    HEY, ITS BRATFEST TIME AGAIN!

    BRATFEST – Sponsored by the ten (10) Snowbird states organizations, the 12th Annual Bratfest is being held on Saturday, February 6 from 10:15 a.m. till sold out time (usually by 12:30 p.m.). Erie Meyer Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama. All proceeds go directly to Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Fire Rescue Departments. Thanks to public response, over $65,550 has been raised to date.  Cost: $4 per brat

    There will be 3,000 brats this year and a sell out is anticipatged for the 12th time. There is a drive thru line at the south side of the Adult Activity Center (drive alertly and respectfully, careful of workers). A carryout line is also available in front of the Erie Meyer Center.

  • Fort Walton Beach Snowbirds see Brisk Activity in early January

    With the brisk activity in the three early January days of registration , the Fort Walton Beach Snowbird group is on track to, once again, expand its membership over that of the previous season.

    At the rate it’s filling up, it seems the word is out about the good times and good value – with the special ‘snowbird discount’ – of the Valentine’s Dinner/Dance. Interested members/would-be-members are advised to acquire their reservations ASAP during a future registration period.

    The three golf features – nine hole, par three and scramble – are, once again a major attraction, as are the casino trips, and the various card games: bridge, cribbage, euchre, pinochle and sheepshead.

    The Crafters Group, recognized in the community for their contributions to hospitals and other worthwhile causes, is off to a flying start. (the FWB “2010 New Years baby was shown in the NW Florida Daily News wearing one of their “made with love” baby hats)

    Functions mentioned above are well established, popular activities, but a new feature this year, going extremely well, is specially priced (to our members only) admission tickets to a first-run movie complex. Fortunately there’s no limit to the tickets available. They, too, will be available at all future registration dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, and prior to regular 10 AM meeting Tuesday, February 2nd.

    Contact us – email: fwbsnowbirds@yahoo.com
    snail mail: PO Box 8035, Fort Walton Beach, 32548
    phone 850-301-9600, ext 1712, or 244-3190

  • WSRE Gives Health Care a Check Up with New TV Program/Town Hall Meeting Series

    WSRE Gives Health Care a Check Up with
    New TV Program/Town Hall Meeting Series

    Pensacola, Fla. — WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, is launching a new phase of its community health care initiative called “Inside Healthcare” to address the growing concerns regarding health issues in our region. The project, funded by a grant from the Kugelman Foundation, will feature multiple components — free, open to the public town hall meetings giving citizens the opportunity to ask questions and weigh in on issues affecting them; a TV program produced from the town hall meetings; and a comprehensive website with links to local and national resources. The first in a series of four “Inside Healthcare” town hall meetings is planned for Tuesday, December 8 at WSRE’s Amos Performance Studio located on Pensacola Junior College’s Pensacola campus. The topic will be “Treating the Uninsured.” Free and open to the public, doors will open at 6 p.m. with free health screenings and the meeting/TV taping will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The television program is slated to air on WSRE Sunday, January 3 at 7 p.m.

    In the United States, there are over 40 million people without health insurance. In Escambia County, the number is 76,000, and in Santa Rosa County there are 18,000 uninsured. It’s the cause of thousands of premature deaths each year. Who are the uninsured and what is their impact on our area’s health care system? And exactly who are these uninsured people? Join WSRE to explore the plight of the uninsured and what local services are available. The panel of experts will include Dr. David Conkle, volunteer medical director of Our Lady of Angels St. Joseph Medical Clinic; Fred Cornett, administrator of Good Samaritan Clinic; Dr. Donna Jacobi, clinical associate professor of FSU College of Medicine; Dr. John Lanza, director of Escambia County Health Department; Dr. Gary Pablo, medical director of Emergency/Trauma Center at Sacred Heart Hospital; David Sjoberg, VP of planning for Baptist Health Care; and Dr. George Smith, medical director of Escambia Community Clinics.

    Other topics planned include: preventive medicine, medical technology and end-of-life decisions.

    “Health care is a major concern for the people of our area,” states WSRE General Manager Sandy Cesaretti Ray. “WSRE’s Community Health Initiative will identify and address those critical issues to help the people of the Gulf Coast be better equipped with the knowledge and tools to manage their own health. WSRE is pleased to serve as the conduit for this vital information and resources through the power of television.”

    About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast

    WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and operated by Pensacola Junior College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, it services, programs or available resources, visit wsre.org.

  • Snowbird Clubs Announce Winter Events

    Welcome to all of our beloved Winter Visitors or "Snowbirds" as you are affectionately...

  • Get Away to the Beach with Royal American
    RA Winter Rentals Panama City Beach, FL

    Getaway from the harsh winters. Getaway to your perfect winter retreat. Getaway to savings....

  • HARRAH’S NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS IN SOUTH LOUISIANA

    This October, Harrah's New Orleans will celebrate 10 years of world-class gaming in one...

  • ANDY GRIFFITH, DORIS ROBERTS & LIZ SHERIDAN FOOL AROUND IN NEW DATING MOVIE “PLAY THE GAME”

    Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts star in our independent film called PLAY THE GAME,...

  • IP DINING VENUES SERVE DELICIOUS THANKSGIVING MEALS!

    Your other self does not want the drudgery of cooking Thanksgiving Dinner this year....

  • Pet Savvy, Leader of the pack

    One day, while out taking my power-walk, I noticed a group of kids trying...

  • Pet Savvy, Doggie in the Window Still a No-No!

    As we begin this new year and many people start to think about bringing...

  • Pet Savvy, The Senior Pet

    As I watched this past year my star performer, Cupid, tumble off the edge...

  • Pet Savvy, Once Bitten, What To Do?

    We’ve all seen them, the creepy crawlies, those dreaded spiders that we wonder about. Recently,...

  • Pet Savvy Before You Go A Rovin’

    So, it’s that time of the year again. You pack up the car and...

  • Pet Savvy Travel With New Puppy

    Recently, after performing with my three trained “trick poodles” at the South Florida Fair,...

  • Pet Savvy Travelers Good Neighbors

    Now that you’re at your winter destination with your favorite furry friend, you’re away...

  • Pet Savvy Traveler

    Okay, so you’ve packed up everything you need for winter and headed south with...

  • Are you Pet Savvy?

    Having traveled with my three wonderful poodles across the country and back three times,...

  • Beaches to Woodlands Tour Sporting Events

    Fitness and sports enthusiasts have their choice of a half dozen events at the...

  • Sterling Resorts on the Gulf Coast
    Sterling Resorts on the Gulf Coast

    Winter guests can choose from more than 20 Gulf Coast resorts from Panama City...

  • Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Florida
    Edgewater Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Fla

    Retreat to a world of your own this winter and relax in spacious and...

  • 32nd Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

    Pensacola, Fla. (September 8, 2009) Savor delicious Gulf Coast seafood aPensacola Seafood Festival 2009t...

  • Mattie Kelly Arts Center presents BENISE-NIGHTS OF FIRE

    NICEVILLE,FL---Spanish guitarist Roni Benise brings his Emmy award-winning NIGHTS OF FIRE! to the Mattie...

  • Canadian Snowbird Tourism

    The Bob Dylan hit, "The times they are a changin'," aptly reflects what has...

  • Gulf Place

    Going off the beaten path – in this case off Hwy. 98 – can...

  • Find Yourself at IP Biloxi

    FIND YOURSELF WINNING A 370Z OR A CHANCE AT 15K IP REWARDS PLAY! Your other self...

  • The Grand Hotel Point Clear

    Some six generations of southerners have grown up vacationing at the venerable Grand Hotel...

  • Where Would We Be Without Ice?

    An important contribution to history and health was made by a young physician named...

  • Finding a good breakfast spot is like gold to me

    For years I was loyal to one place – the Holiday Inn on Pensacola...

  • A View From The Beach

    When I arrived on the beach a little more than ten years ago, one...

  • December 2008 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    Several Snowbirds recently shared that they regard the Gulf Coast as a true second...

  • January 2009 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    Local businesses are happier than ever to see you all back. The Snowbirds have...

  • February 2009 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    If you are just arriving on the coast - Welcome! For those who’ve been...

  • March 2009 Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine

    I started the Snowbird seasons with a gratitude moment and that’s the way I’m...

  • Frank Kaiser Addressing Prejudice

    Ask my parents if they were prejudiced, they'd flatly reject the notion. Yet I grew...

  • Couple Retires and Opens UPS Franchise

    When Walter Schiessl’s job as a plant manager in Port Washington, Wis., was eliminated...

  • Walton County Retirement

    Walton County’s bountiful natural attractions, world famous fishing and upscale shopping sites draw a...

  • Santa Rosa County Retirement

    North Santa Rosa County is the wild woods of the Blackwater River State Forest. South...