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Pensacola woman allegedly strangles, spanks and threatens to slit child's throat

Published: 5/31/2019

A Pensacola woman has been arrested after she allegedly strangled and spanked a child with a spatula.

According to the arrest report issued by the Pensacola Police Department, on Wednesday officers responded to the Gulf Coast Kids House to investigate a case of alleged child abuse.

When officers arrived on scene they made contact with a DCF investigator who said a child mentioned possibly being abused, the report states.

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Establishment 1898 social club opening soon in Pensacola, hosting Friday charity event

Published: 5/22/2019

An exclusive, membership-based social club opening soon in downtown Pensacola will warm up to the community first by hosting a wine tasting event for charity this Friday. 

The opulent Establishment 1898 is preparing for an early to mid-June opening at 201 S. Baylen St. The club is accepting applications for black card members, who will pay $175 a month. Non-members pay a $100 cover charge for each entry. 

Once inside, members and non-members alike have access to the 2,100-square-foot club and courtyard and competitive per-glass prices on rare and high-end wines and spirits.

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The Buzz 5/9/19

Published: 5/9/2019

Brunch & Bubbles Gulf Coast Kid’s House returns with its signature fundraiser Brunch and Bubbles 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Portofino Island Resort. This year’s honorary chair is Jim Reeves.

Brunch & Bubbles will feature a champagne brunch served by Skopelos, The Grand Marlin, Union Public House, Portofino and more. Guests will be treated to live music, provided by John Ripley while enjoying bottomless brunch cocktails and Bloody Marys from Ruby Slipper Cafe.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and seating will be limited at this exclusive event.  Individual tickets are available for purchase at gulfcoastkidshouse.org or by calling 595-5800.


Gulf Coast Kid's House describes warning signs and lasting impacts of child abuse

Published: 5/3/2019

Jessica Mayo, program coordinator and therapist at Gulf Coast Kid's House, says Escambia County ranks as one of the highest counties for reported abuse cases in the state.

A serious abuse case against a 2-year-old in Escambia County shocked the community.

"It's the thing nightmares are made of and no child should be subjected to this," said Sheriff David Morgan with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office (ECSO).

It left many people asking how abuse like what ECSO described could happen.

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16th annual Chocolate Fest to support Gulf Coast Kid's House

Published: 3/6/2019

Come support Gulf Coast Kid’s House at the 16th annual Chocolate Fest presented by Sandy Sansing Dealerships from noon to 3 p.m. March 30 at Cordova Mall, 5100 N. Ninth Ave.

More than just a delicious dessert, this chocolate is for a cause. Restaurants, sponsors and attendees of the Chocolate Fest help raise funds that ensure child victims of abuse and neglect receive timely, effective and streamlined treatment. Gulf Coast Kid’s House facilitates a collaborative response to abuse cases, ensuring that medical exams, recorded interviews, prosecution and mental health counseling occur in one child-friendly facility.

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