January 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Zoo gets baby hippo for Christmas

Along with the usual Christmas gifts and cheer, Santa brought a little something extra to the Northwest Florida Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens in Gulf Breeze. Actually, it was a big something extra. More...

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Community

Message in bottle sparks international friendship

When thinking about messages in bottles, one's thoughts often drift toward 80's rock sensation, The Police. More...

Santa Rosa County names Gardener of the Year

Jeanne Blage was recently named Santa Rosa County Master Gardener of the Year at the annual Master Gardener Awards Banquet held December 14, 2005. More...

Baby of the week

Corbin Glass, 20 months, recently visited grandparents Charles and Janet Fox for the Christmas holidays. Parents Zachary and Rebecca Glass are attached to Selfridge Air Station, Detroit, MI. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

DUI Dawn Thompson, 42, 7500 block of Black Jack Circle, Navarre. More...

Pelicans, WSRE announce Partnership for Reading program

The Pensacola Pelicans have begun again their youth reading initiative, "Scoop's Reading Challenge," in Escambia and Santa Rosa county elementary schools. More...

Courtesy Photo Members of the GBHS Drama Club will be putting on a rendition of Our Town Friday and Saturday at the Saenger Theatre. They are (front, from left): Chelsea Reynolds, Meredith Almond, Stephanie Poland. More...

Sports

Welcome home, Dolphins

Basketball teams play first on-campus games in nearly two years

The Gulf Breeze boys and girls basketball teams, after nearly a two year hiatus, More...

Sports Schedule

Jan. 5 Girls BKB at Navarre (9th grade 4 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7) More...

McKie helps 'Da Bears' into playoffs

1998 GBHS grad a special teams player, fullback for NFC North Division champs

Jason McKie has done some moving around in his short NFL career, but it appears he's finally found a home in the Windy City. More...

Health

UTI's are the second most common infection

The bladder is a key factor in people's health, yet according to the National Bladder Foundation, over 35 million Americans suffer from some type of bladder problem. More...

Opinion

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

"What are some things you want to see this year?" More...

From the Editor's Desk

I think I found my home

So, I've moved. Again. I can't really remember if I've mentioned how I finally made it off the beach. I barely even made it off that time because as I was moving my personal belongings, I had gotten my sixth flat tire since the hurricanes. More...

Publishers' Pen

Area showing 'bull-ish' signs

Back when I was a kid, there was a commercial about a certain brokerage firm being "bullish on America." More...

Is Highway 98 'scenic?'

Gulf Breeze may seek the designation of a Florida Scenic Highway for a section of Gulf Breeze Parkway, joining many other roadways that are mentioned in state tourism materials, as well as getting an upper hand when applying for grants. More...

Office park scorched on Christmas Eve

As families were getting ready for Christmas on the evening of Dec. 24, area firefighters were responding to a fire at Gulf Breeze Office Park. More...

City gives tips on gas convservation

With winter in full swing, Gulf Breeze City officials want to give residents a few ways to cut their energy costs. More...

Events

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Island News

Bubba's Beach

January

Well it's January, and I don't know how to act. After the Christmas season and the politically correctness wars, I'm afraid to go into the first month of the New Year. More...

Croquet players mark Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice has been heralded and eagerly anticipated by cultures around the world for the past several thousand years. More...

Boardwalk targets spring for grand re-opening

Franklin Hayes/Gulf Breeze News Only weeks ago, the entire front facade of the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach was stripped down for renovation and reconstruction, top left, yet significant progress over the past weeks leaves Boardwalk co-owner Gary Po More...

Entertainment

The Belmont Arts Center announces lineup of spring workshops

The Belmont Arts Center has announced its lineup of Spring 2006 workshops. The following workshops will be available beginning January 2006: More...

Today 1/5 The Break For live entertainment calendar check out www.breakbeachbar.com, 65 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 932-0864 More...

11th annual Mall Ball to benefit Sacred Heart Children's Hospital scheduled

The 11th annual Mall Ball at Cordova Mall will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to midnight to benefit sick and injured children at Sacred Heart Children%27s Hospital. The event is coordinated by the Krewe of More...

School

Santa pays visit to Gulf Breeze Elementary

Photo courtesy of Shelley Mann Santa Claus paid a visit to Mrs. Fitch's Kindergarden class recently at GBES. More...

GBHS Junior class seeking donations for prom

The junior class of Gulf Breeze High School is seeking donations for the prom, which is scheduled March 25. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Jan. 5 Santa Rosa County Board of Adjustments, County Administrative Center, Commissioner%27s Board Room, More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

There's a stigma attached to being a 'pastor's kid'

I spent most summers at my grandparents' home upstate in Reading, Penn., and at the age of 8, I found it completely different from life at home in Philadelphia. More...

Home & Garden

Florida Plants of the Year for 2006

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) recently announced their 2006 selections for Florida Plants of the Year. The Florida Plants of the Year program is designed to promote the use of superior and proven Florida plants. More...

Legals

SANTA ROSA COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

Library Clerk I (3101) Range: 6 $ 8.36 per hour **01/03/2006 01/10/2006** Note: All experience and/or educational requirements must be clearly documented on application before qualification for employment is determined. More...

REQUEST FOR BIDS CITY OF GULF BREEZE

HURRICANE IVAN WETLANDS DRAINAGE RESTORATION PHASE II More...

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE More...