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May 22, 2013

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation President and CEO Robert A. Pearlman Stepping Down After 20 Years

HOLLYWOOD, Florida — May 20, 2013 – After successfully leading the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) for two decades, Robert A. Pearlman, 67, of Boca Raton, FL, announced that he will be stepping down from his position as president and CEO effective June 30, 2013.
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May 14, 2013

Urban Outfitters Coming to Tallahassee’s CollegeTown

PRESS RELEASE — Today, FSU students and Tallahassee residents are one step closer to an urban-style shopping experience. Urban Outfitters, a popular global retailer that offers an eclectic mix of merchandise, including clothing and home accessories, is slated for a spring 2014 opening in CollegeTown, Tallahassee’s newest entertainment district.

The 18,000 square-foot Urban Outfitters store in Tallahassee will be one of less than 200 store locations worldwide and the eighth location in Florida. The closest Urban Outfitters currently is in Jacksonville. The Tallahassee store will be located in the 700 block of South Woodward Avenue, where the old Durra Print warehouse is located.  Once completed, the Tallahassee Urban Outfitters store and the newly announced America’s Backyard Restaurant and Bar will create two spectacular entrances for the CollegeTown District.

Alan Hooper of Urban Street Development, the developer of CollegeTown, is the driving force behind the retail powerhouse coming to Tallahassee.

“Students living in the CollegeTown District will be able to eat, drink, listen to great music, and now shop all within a few steps of where they live and go to school,” Alan Hooper, who with South Florida restaurateur, Tim Petrillo co founded Urban Street Development. “We decided to take a green approach and rejuvenate the Durra Print warehouse on South Woodward much like you see in warehouse districts in San Francisco and New York.”

The Gaines Street District aims to bring a new heart and soul to downtown Tallahassee, serving as a pedestrian friendly core that seamlessly transitions neighborhoods with retailers and the existing university campuses. This redeveloped area will create a true sense of place for Florida State University alumni, current students and nearby residents by improving the university experience for all students as well as the overall desirability of these neighborhoods as places to live, work and visit.
To stay up to date, visit the CollegeTown website or Facebook page.

About FSU CollegeTown:

FSU CollegeTown at Madison Street is a mixed-use entertainment and residential district.  With luxury apartments located on the edge of the campus of Florida State University, and situated just steps from Doak Campbell, and Howser Baseball Stadium, CollegeTown is destined to become the heart of game day, fine dining, nightlife and year-round festivities for students and alumni alike.  Get ready for the next big step for Tallahassee.

May 14, 2013


WHAT: This Saturday, Honor Flight Tallahassee will take more than 80 World War II veterans from around the Tallahassee region to Washington, DC on a trip to visit the memorials that stand in their honor. Throughout the day, our veterans will be warmly greeted during their tour of Washington, DC, but one of the biggest surprises happens when the flight touches down on its return to Tallahassee.

“A Heroes Welcome” will be held on Saturday at 9:40 p.m. inside the hangar at Flightline Group, Inc. At this time, the media and community are invited to welcome our veterans home after a day spent touring Washington, DC. Several hundred people are expected onsite to cheer our hometown heroes including members of the military, community/civic groups, family and friends.

An Honor Flight trip is provided at no cost to the veteran and the Tallahassee community has generously supported the mission of the area’s inaugural Honor Flight by donating funds, supplies and volunteer time as thanks for all that these men and women sacrificed for our country.

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:40 p.m.

WHERE: Flightline Group, Inc., Tallahassee Regional Airport, 3256 Capital Circle SW (parking is free at the Flightline Group)

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About Honor Flight Tallahassee: Honor Flight Tallahassee was established in 2012 as a local hub of the national Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight Tallahassee’s mission is to transport U.S. military veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices, at no cost to the veteran. The inaugural flight is scheduled for May 11, 2013. For more, visit

May 14, 2013

TPD and Shred It Join Forces to Reduce Fraud!

April 26, 2013

On Saturday, April 27th 2013, the Tallahassee Police Department and Shred-it, a local document shredding company, will join forces to reduce the potential for identity theft in the Capital City from 9a.m. to Noon at the police department on at 234 East 7th Avenue. The event is free to the public.

Identity theft and financial crimes are an ever-increasing issue facing law enforcement and the public. Identity theft is usually perpetrated to facilitate other crimes, such as credit card fraud or check fraud. The thief is cunning and uses a variety of methods to obtain the victims personal information, such as rummaging through discarded trash that may contain a social security number or other information. The more brazen criminals will commit a home or vehicle burglary to obtain personal information to facilitate a wide variety of fraud.

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May 14, 2013

City Prepared in Response to Boston Marathon Tragedy

April 16, 2013

Since the tragic incident yesterday at the Boston Marathon, the City of Tallahassee has been in close contact with the Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and local response agencies.

This morning, Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson met with key City emergency response personnel, as is standard practice after any national crisis. The briefing included an overview of emergency response plans and activities to help ensure continued safety within the local community.

“We take seriously our role in keeping the community safe and have trained professionals within City government whose job it is to plan ahead and prepare for these types of incidents every day,” said Favors Thompson. “Our staff has extensive training in emergency response not only within the government, but we also work closely with other law enforcement agencies, area hospitals, emergency medical services, our local school system and universities and service agencies.”

“On behalf of the Tallahassee City Commission, we extend our condolences to the families of the victims and support to the runners and citizens of Boston. We are relieved that the Tallahassee runners taking part in the marathon are safe,” said Mayor John Marks.

The City has reviewed the myriad of events planned for this week and weekend, as well as security plans and protocols.

“While we don’t have any information that would cause us to be concerned in Tallahassee, we are clearly all in a heightened state of vigilance,” said Deputy Police Chief Cheryl Stewart. “We also want to remind our citizens of our ongoing request that if you see something, say something and do something. If anything looks suspicious to you, we want you to contact the Tallahassee Police Department.”

The Tallahassee Regional Airport remains in contact with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and is monitoring the situation.

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April 15, 2013

Tallahassee: The Final Step To The French Open

An impressive lineup headlined by Americans Ryan Harrison, Jack Sock, Steve Johnson, defending champion Tim Smyczek and 2011 winner Donald Young will compete in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Tallahassee Tennis Challenger set for April 27-May 4.

The Tallahassee Tennis Challenger is the third of three events in the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge series that determines which American male earns a wild card spot in the 2013 French Open.

Mardy Fish, the former world No. 8 and current No. 42, accepted a wildcard for the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, held at the Forestmeadows Tennis Complex. He won here in his only appearance in 2006.

The Forestmeadows Tennis Complex is located at 4750 North Meridian Road. Tournament passes are available at the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation, 1331 E. Sixth Avenue or by calling 850-431-5389. Tickets are also available at The Grey Fox at 206 E. Sixth Avenue or call 850-576-8372. The cost for tickets are: April 29 – 30 – $5; May 1 – 3 – $10; May 4 Finals – $20. A Tournament Pass can be purchased with a $50 donation.

The tournament benefits the D. Mark Vogter, M.D. Memorial Endowment for the Neuro-Intensive Care and the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and the Yealdhall Challenger Tennis Fund at Friends of Our Parks.

Thirty-four-year-old Michael Russell, playing in Tallahassee for the third consecutive year and ranked No. 73, made the quarterfinals of the ATP event in Memphis in February. In 2001, he reached the fourth round of the French Open, losing to eventual winner and world No. 1 Gustavo Kuerten.

Harrison, ranked No. 93, makes his main draw debut in Tallahassee at 20 years old. The Shreveport, La., native has been ranked as high as No. 43 and won a USTA Pro Circuit title at Honolulu in 2011.

Sock, also 20, enters the field ranked No. 119 after a quarterfinals effort in Memphis. The Lincoln, NE, native also paired with veteran James Blake and won his first-ever ATP title in doubles in February in Delray Beach.

Former two-time NCAA champion Johnson, ranked No. 130, leads a host of top college alumni that includes No. 144 Rhyne Williams (Tennessee), 2008 Tallahassee winner and No. 145 Bobby Reynolds (Vanderbilt), No. 189 Bradley Klahn (Stanford), No. 210 Somdev Devvarman (Virginia) and No. No. 213 Tennys Sandgren (Tennessee).

Defending champion Smyczek, who beat fellow 2013 entrant Frank Dancevic of Canada for the title here a year ago, also makes his return to Tallahassee for the 32-player draw.

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March 26, 2013

FSU Spring Football – Game (and Party) On

For Florida State University football fans, spring is one of their favorite of the year’s four “seasons.”  You know – football season, spring football season, recruiting season and pre-season practice.

This spring’s version culminates April 11-13 with a weekend-long party packed with festive highlights – a beerfest, rocking entertainment with a downtown Block Party, food truck rally, fireworks, tailgating and more.  And yes, there’s the annual Spring Football Game Saturday, April 13 at 2 PM in Doak Campbell Stadium.

In a sense, it’s a weekend “workout” for fans too.  It tests their party preparation and conditioning for celebrating another Atlantic Coast Conference season after last year’s 12-2 finish capped with a resounding Orange Bowl win.

Make plans now.  Your spot on the fans’ depth chart depends on it.

  • April 11 – Capital City Beerfest presented by Hunter Harp at the University Center Club Terraces, 6-9 PM
  • April 12 – Friday Night Block Party, 5-10 PM. Stage One on Kleman Plaza features Valory Music Records artist Thomas Rhett along with Houston Deese. Stage Two in the Kleman Plaza green space will be converted into Howl at the Moon Tallahassee with a dueling piano team from Orlando. Stage Three on the Adams Street Commons features Ocean Street from Nashville. A Food Truck Rally along College Avenue, vendors along Kleman Plaza and Adams Street and evening ending fireworks add to the fun. For added flavor, there’s a 6 PM game at Dick Howser Stadium between FSU and Duke.
  • April 13 – Tailgate lots open at 9 AM with the FSU Spring Football Game starting at 2 PM. Then move to Dick Howser Stadium for a 6 PM game between FSU and Duke.

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August 25, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac Headed to Florida

Tropical Storm Isaac has passed over Haiti and is headed for Florida. A hurricane warning is in effect for southern Florida. Currently, the cone of possibilities shows that the Florida Panhandle may experience a direct hit early in the week.

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