Tom Flanigan

Program Director for News

Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, with a focus on covering local news personalities, issues and organizations.  He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and  covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas and his home state of Maryland.  In between, he spent a number of years in corporate communications for a few private firms, time that he calls “invaluable” for giving him a greatly expanded media perspective.  During the relatively rare times he’s not racing to cover various community events and activities, Tom enjoys reading and playing guitar (He was a professional drummer in a previous life and is trying to expand his musical horizons). Follow Tom Flanigan on Twitter: @flanigan_tom.

Tom Flanigan

The Lucky’s supermarket chain is shutting down nearly all of its 39 stores nationwide, including the one in Tallahassee. The Colorado-based grocer was recently divested by the much larger Kroger supermarket group.

Kelly Dozier

The leadership of Tallahassee’s LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts had several announcements about this year’s Chain of Parks Art Festival the evening of Thursday, Jan. 16. But before getting into the new stuff, it seemed appropriate to acknowledge that the Chain of Parks Festival, now marking its 20th year, has grown to a prominence beyond anyone’s expectations.

Jennifer Krell Davis

The area’s locally-owned farms host the Seventh Annual Seven Days of Local Delights starting this Sunday, Jan. 19. The event is a showcase of the bounty produced by members of the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance.

Tom Flanigan

Potential pet owners were shopping for furry friends on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the North Florida Fairgrounds during the Eighth Annual Take Me Home animal adoption event.

Tom Flanigan

Thanks to a large alumni gift, the Southern Scholarship Foundation dedicated a brand new home for 17

Tom Flanigan

Many of those from a now-defunct Leon County school for the gifted reunited on Sunday for a look into the past. The event was the recovery of a time capsule buried by students and teachers from the former Academic Resource Center 20 years ago.

Tom Flanigan

It’s been just over two years since Tallahassee’s YMCA closed amidst massive money problems. But now  reports, the organization is looking to re-establish a Capital City presence.

Tom Flanigan

A memorial service for Darryl Steele, well-known Tallahassee musician and son of civil rights legend C.K. Steele took place on Monday, Dec. 30. A musical tribute to his life is planned for Friday, Jan. 6.

Tom Flanigan

The controversy over the naming of Lawrence Revell as Tallahassee's new chief of police continued earlier during the final week of 2019. Meanwhile the new chief was moving quickly to name a second-in-command.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s tourism industry is coming off of a banner year. And now the destination’s marketing arm is beefing up its online presence going into the New Year.

uwbb.org

The United Way of the Big Bend has a new permanent president and CEO.  Berneice Cox has been holding down the interim role since Katrina Rolle resigned last summer.

Naomi Rose-Mock

Director Naomi Rose-Mock admitted this has become pretty much an established holiday tradition in these parts. Although her goal is always to bring something new to the party each time out.

Tom Flanigan

Native Americans have long marked the Winter Solstice with special celebration. Those festivities were very much in evidence at Tallahassee's Mission San Luis over the weekend of Dec. 14 and 15.

Tom Flanigan

The central pond at Innovation Park is now ringed by Leon County's newest hiking and biking trail. The trail's ribbon-cutting happened on Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Tom Flanigan

The days of the North Florida Fairgrounds being used as a fairgrounds may be numbered. Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey said he would open a discussion on a new future for the property at the Blueprint governing board meeting the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 12.

Tom Flanigan

The threat of showers on Saturday moved the yearly Rockathon to benefit the Riley House Museum from Cascades Park to the FAMU Developmental Research School Gym.

Tom Flanigan

This weekend was the 54th Annual Market Days at the North Florida Fairground to benefit the Tallahassee Museum. There were tens-of-thousands of eager shoppers checking out the goods from 300 vendors.

Alternative Christmas Market

A gift on behalf of a loved one to a favorite non-profit is always the right size and color. That's the concept behind this past weekend's Alternative Christmas Market, Dec. 7 and 8.

scanner.com

The fate of Tallahassee’s New Leaf Market will be decided by the end of the year, Dec. 28. That’s how long the co-op store’s members have to vote on its future.

Tom Flanigan

The last public meeting on the site for a new Tallahassee Police Headquarters happened the evening of Dec. 3 at the Senior Center. But conversation has also started on what to do with the present police headquarters after the officers move to their new home.

Tom Flanigan

People were lined up at Tallahassee's Hearth and Soul store the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 3. They were eagerly waiting to see a pair of live penguins.

Tom Flanigan

For more than 50 years people in North Florida and South Georgia have eagerly awaited the annual Market Days, held in the weeks before the year-end holidays. The two-day event, benefiting the Tallahassee Museum, happens this coming weekend.

Tom Flanigan

The City of Tallahassee held the first of two public meetings the evening of Monday, Dec. 2 to get input on the two site options for a new city police headquarters. The final decision rests with city commissioners.

Tom Flanigan

“Small Business Saturday” happened on the final day of November. Many Tallahassee businesses took advantage of the promotion to attract new customers and compete with the big national chains.

Tom Flanigan

Tropical Storm Nestor washed out the original event date for the Eighth Annual Tallahassee Science Festival in October. The event was then reset for this Satuday, Nov. 23 and eager crowds were packing Kleman Plaza to take part.

Pages