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Our Sea Turtles need your help! You can help at the annual Soiree in Pensacola!

*Published in the Pensacola News Journal on December 7, 2019 by Mike Roberts, Special to the News Journal*

The sea turtles of the Gulf Coast could use a hand.  The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center's "Scond Annual Sea Turtle Soiree" is poised to repeat last year's fundraiser, a coastal party for the sake of its adopted cause.  The big night is 7 to 10 p.m., December 13, at the Pensacola Beach Hilton.

"The support the community continues to show us, not only for this event but throughout the year, is truly humbling and we couldn't be more grateful," said Jennifer Polus, the center's executive director.

The inaugural soiree raised $12,000, which was used to build a covered outdoor classroom space.  This year's proceeds will support the center as a whole, guided by its mission is "To conserve and protect threatened and endangered sea turtles through community education and partnered research."  The evening starts with hors d'oeuvres and a full bar with live jazz by the Curt Bol Bank.  A silent auction follows, offering thematic gift baskets ranging from wine to windsurfing lessons and local art.

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5 Home Renovations You Can Tackle During the Winter

5 Home Renovations You Can Tackle During the Winter
Posted on Dec 2 2019 - 9:00am by Housecall

By Anita Ginsburg

Winter is the perfect time to tackle those home renovations that you've been putting off all year. Costs will likely be lower during the colder seasons, and if you plan it well, you might even be able to have your renovations completed by the holidays. Consider taking on these five home renovations during the winter season:

Add Insulation

If the cold weather has reminded you that your home needs better insulation, there's no better time than now to have it added. Improper insulation can cause high utility bills and a cold home. You can tackle this renovation on your own or hire a professional to do it for you.

Finish Your Basement

If you have an unfinished basement that you've been wanting to turn into a functional space for your family, you might want to renovate during the winter. You can add an additional living space or an extra bedroom. A finished basement can be a worthwhile investment because it may substantially increase the value of your home.

Remodel a Bathroom

A bathroom remodel is the perfect task for winter, especially if it's a bathroom that's not frequently used. Whether it's the guest bath that you're readying for holiday travelers or the front powder room that could use a touch-up, this is the time to do it.

When you're tearing out old cabinets, tiles and showers, it's a good idea to consider a dumpster rental. Having a dumpster just outside your door can make the task of clearing out trash and debris much easier....