April 14, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

FEMA changes Helpline hours of operation

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has altered the hours of the agency More...

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Community

Gulf Breeze Optimist Club establishes new scholarship

The Gulf Breeze Optimist Club has established the "Pres Gallagher Memorial Scholarship Fund" in honor of William Presley Gallagher, charter member since the club More...

Gulf Breeze Chamber merges Pet Fest, Pet Walk for April 16 event

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Now is the time for pet owners to get creative and come up with an idea to wow the judges at Pet Fest 2005, sponsored by the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Three generations of loyal readers

Gulf Breeze City Clerk Marita Rhodes (second from left) attended the recent MarketPlace Business and Family Expo with two generations of her family, inlcuding son Jon (left), grandson Harrison (center) and daugh More...

Entertainment

Pensacola celebrates Earth Day ’05

Pensacola will participate in the 35th anniversary of the international event, Earth Day on April 23, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Bayview Community Center and Park. More...

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Additional Kenny Rogers tickets released

Rebuild Northwest Florida recently announced that premium seats for the Kenny Rogers concert in Pensacola, a concert that will benefit the region More...

School

Homebound Program helping students get back to school

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Hurricane Ivan made its ugly appearance on the Florida Gulf Coast seven months ago this week. And while most people's hurt and discomfort was mostly mental, emotional and financial, few have had physical impairments. More...

Pelicans, Gulf Breeze News team up for Newspapers in Education

The Pensacola Pelicans will support the Gulf Breeze News newspapers in education program. More...

Area businesses step up to help Science Olympiad team to nationals

On March 5, the Gulf Breeze Middle School Science Olympiad team won the Florida State Science Olympiad in Orlando, beating 27 other middle school teams from around the state. More...

Faith

St. Ann honors the Pope with bells, photo tribute

The church bells tolled 84 times in mourning during each Mass held this past weekend at St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze following the announcement of the death of Pope John Paul II on Saturday, April 2, 2005. More...

St. Ann’s offers divorce workshop

An eight-week Divorce Recovery Workshop called Fresh Start will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in the Education Conference Room at St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. More...

OBITUARIES

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Health

Children with Autism benefit from father's involvement

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Make room for daddy, say University of Florida autism experts. Teaching fathers how to communicate and play with their autistic children pays dividends, for parents and kids alike. More...

Marrow donor registry offers hope for leukemia patients

Each year, more than 35,000 children and adults are diagnosed with leukemia and other diseases for which a blood stem cell or bone marrow transplant may be the only chance for a cure. More...

Home & Garden

Bog in a Pot

1.Gather your materials: Look for a container that is shallow and wide, rather than tall and deep. Choose a container that will be easy to move. More...

Spring azalea care

Evergreen azaleas are signature plants in southern landscapes. A sure sign of spring in our area are the masses of spectacular azalea blooms. To ensure that your azaleas will remain healthy and vigorous, it More...

It’s time to grow strawberries

The long wait for locally grown strawberries is over! Harvest begins in March and continues into May, but April is the month of heaviest production. Several growers in the area are now picking and are a source of the freshest berries possible. More...

Regional K-9 field event held at Shoreline Park

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Over 70 teams of K-9 officer and handlers from the Southeast descended upon Gulf Breeze's Shoreline Drive Park for some friendly competition and necessary qualifications last week. More...

Sprinklers a hot topic in Midway

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Unusual compared to recent months, every seat was taken at the April Workshop Meeting of the Midway Fire District Commissioners on Tuesday evening, April 5. More...

Gulf Breeze church celebrates 50 years + Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church celebrates 50th Anniversary, groundbreaking

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Another milestone in the history of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will be reached when the church celebrates its 50th Anniversary. More...

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Island News

Buck Lee selected to manage Island Authority

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After serving the Santa Rosa Island Authority as its general Manager since 1994, Monte Blews announced earlier this year his intention to retire on June 1. More...

Construction zones deemed unsafe

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For more than a month, the Santa Rosa Island Authority has been requesting help from Escambia County in managing the public safety problems associated with the contractors handling the sand recovery project on Pensacola Beach. More...

The Pope

For nearly thirty years I have known only one Pope. I am not a Catholic, but you don More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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Gulf Breeze Police investigating burglaries, make traffic arrests

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Mayor Gilchrist, community leaders welcome back Office Depot

Last Thursday, representatives of the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce were on hand to provide a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in celebration of the re-opening of the Gulf Breeze Office Depot. Mayor Lane Gilchrist did the honors. More...

Sports

Girls track team third at NovaCare meet

Girls 4x800 team sets school record; boys team takes sixth
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The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin track team took third place out of 19 teams at the annual NovaCare Invitational Friday in Gulf Breeze. More...

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Crawfish Boil April 23 at Shoreline Park

The Panhandle Bayou Bengals, LSU Alumni Chapter-Pensacola, will hold their annual Crawfish Boil Saturday April 23 at Shoreline Park. The event will run from 2-6pm with crawfish being served at 3. More...

Seniors

Spring brings the return of snakes and herons

Spring is definitely bustin More...

Coming of Age offers senior citizens television programming alternatives

Coming of Age, lifestyle television for seniors, premiered on Monday on local station WUWF-TV, and will run each Monday at 7 p.m. More...

Tickets on sale for Senior Follies

This year More...

Opinion

Flawed Social Security system needs adjusting

Social security as we presently know it is under attack. It is going to see some changes and it must have some changes to survive. More...

On the Spot

“The county needs to address the drainage problem in Villa Venyce- and it’s no fluke.” – Jessica James More...

Consumers, legislation can cut spam content down

Spam is not only an annoyance to computer users but can cost businesses and consumers precious time and money. Florida Attorney General Crist took an important step by filing the first lawsuits against two spammers under Florida More...