Walters, 71, who in his prime had the financial muscle and acumen to move betting lines worldwide and scared Las Vegas sportsbooks and offshore gambling operators to the degree that they refused to take his bets, is laying low inside the Pensacola Federal Prison Camp, a minimum-security facility housed on a naval air station in the Florida Panhandle.
The ruling by the high court lets stand the decisions in Island Resorts v. Chris Jones, Beach Club v. Chris Jones and Portofino v. All three of those decisions found that the plain language of the controlling Florida statutes makes leasehold interests in county-owned property subject, exclusively, to intangible personal property taxation — not ad valorem taxation.
Special to the News Journal Our community has a generosity of spirit throughout the year. Here are good things happening in the area and opportunities to help organizations trying to make life brighter for people in need: The donation will help fund student participation in academic competitions and performance-related travel experiences.
The funds are a result of a special concert at the Flora-Bama and a private concert in the home of Teri Levin, featuring Don Schlitz, a Grammy award-winning songwriter and newly inducted member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, as part of the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in November. Special to the News Journal Extra Lifers raise money throughout the year, culminating in a massive, international, hour fundraising and gaming marathon.
You can sign up and dedicate a day of play for children in Northwest Florida by visiting Extra-Life. Founded in and rebranded in , 90Works is a nonprofit organization — formerly Families Count — with a new mission for serving families in need. Their vision is to help people move from being in crisis and vulnerable to safe, stable and thriving. Special to the News Journal 90Works has a 90 percent success rate getting people self-sufficient in 90 days.
The organization coordinates housing, jobs, transportation, safety and health care. The Community Foundation helps donors establish giving funds that reflect its philanthropic interests while making a positive impact on the community.
A cash bar serving cocktails, beer and wine will be available. Pensacola Little Theatre will receive a significant donation for every painting sold. This event and month-long celebration is designed to raise awareness of the life-saving role that residents can play by registering as an organ, tissue and eye donor.
Tax collector employees help register potential organ donors by asking all driver license customers if they would like to join the registry. One person can save up to eight lives through organ donation and enhance dozens more through tissue and eye donation.
Florida offers three simple ways to register: When renewing your driver license or identification card online at GoRenew. When obtaining a new or renewed driver license or identification card in one of our tax collector offices. For more information, visit EscambiaTaxCollector. To learn more about organ donation, call The gala will be from p.
There will be a Masters-inspired cocktail buffet, bar and live music. Coverage of the Masters Tournament will be played on large screen. Flea Across Florida offers opportunity for nonprofits For eight years, Flea Across Florida has brought thousands of visitors to small communities across the state on U. This is a great opportunity for nonprofits, churches, or individuals to hold sales along the route, or to rent spaces to those wanting to participate and set up.
This event on April is a mixture of individual yard sales, businesses offering specials, and retail vendors set up at Flea sites. It is a treasure hunt for the thousands of participants looking for great bargains, hidden treasures, or the adventure of traveling along U.
For more information, or to have your sale site listed on the event Facebook page for free, contact Jeanne jeannedesign. The Facebook page is also a great way to stay informed of the clusters of participating sites. To learn more about the event, contact Kim Macarthy Camp Bluebird open for registration for adult cancer patients Adults who have been diagnosed with cancer are encouraged to register now for an upcoming Sacred Heart Health System program that offers support, encouragement and renewal.
All adult cancer patients are eligible, even if they are not seeing a Sacred Heart physician. This gathering of cancer survivors and volunteers will celebrate 20 years of Camp Bluebird in Northwest Florida. The Miracle Camp complex is nestled in a acre nature preserve on Beulah Road and includes dorms, a dining hall, activities center and nature trails. Camp Bluebird activities include arts and crafts, pampering, education, optional sharing sessions, entertainment and more.
For more information and to download a registration form, visit campbluebirdfl. The unique learning lab offers hands-on, ongoing coaching and support. Dates for the camp are June 18 through July 24, with staff training from June Kids for Camp will be June 18 through July 24, with staff training planned from June For information on how to apply, go to autismpensacola.
Volunteers work in teams, educating visitors on the biology and habitat of butterflies and their importance in our ecosystem. New volunteers are paired with seasoned docents to learn the ropes. There are two options for docent training: Friday, April 6, from 9 a.
Monday, April 23, from 9 a. The Panhandle Butterfly House will also offer pre-scheduled Kinderpillar School tours for groups of 10 or more including adults Monday through Wednesday starting May 7 through the end of August. Tours will consist of a basic lesson on butterfly conversation, the life cycle and habits of the butterfly followed by a journey through the vivarium, viewing live Florida butterflies along with their nectar and host plants, and the nursery showing metamorphosis.
To schedule a tour, email pbhtours gmail. The workshop is open to all nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to learn about the grant process, get tips for writing a successful grant, and be inspired to create a winning project for the 15th year of giving. The workshop will be held from 9 a. Check-in begins at 8: Construction and permitting will also be discussed. A panel discussion with board members, previous grant recipients, focus area committee chairs and co-chairs will cap this event.
After the workshop, attendees are invited to stay for a Nonprofit Social from This event offers an opportunity to meet and network with other nonprofit organizations. A boxed lunch will be provided.
All nonprofits are encouraged to attend both events. Space is limited, and registration is required at impactpensacola. Letters of Intent to Apply for a grant are due by noon April 3. A Letter of Intent must be submitted in order to apply for a grant; however, submitting an LOI does not obligate an organization to submit a grant application.
Grant Applications must be submitted by noon June Additional information is available at impactpensacola.