February 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Wetlands pose fire, mosquito hazard

Gulf Breeze City officials are pursuing all possible avenues in order to bring Gulf Breeze back to pre-Ivan conditions. One issue that has been a main point of contention for city residents is the restoration of the Shoreline Park area. The City More...

GBUMC adds coffee shop, music room to facilities

With a commitment to outreach at the heart of its conception, the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Community Life Center (CLC) has now enhanced and expanded its ministry with recent additions to their 74,000 sq. ft. complex located on Hwy. 98. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Peoples First Bank cuts ribbon on new branch

Donna Cooper, branch manager of Peoples First Community Bank, has room to breathe now. More...

GB residents complete trauma program

The local branch of the national Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), recently graduated Judi Purcell and Cecilia Amick, local citizens from the Gulf Breeze area. More...

‘Captain Robert’ at helm of plans to sink U.S.S. Oriskany

With the EPA approval of the Navy%27s request to sink the U.S.S. Oriskany and create an artificial reef, anticipation is growing about the long-term benefits. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

FELONIES 02/14/06 Cooper, Tyree Terell, 21, B/M, 3345 Alliquippa Street, Baton Rouge,LA, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, kidnapping and robbery with a firearm More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

RE/MAX on the Coast gains brand new associates

Treena Vaught has begun her real estate career at RE/MAX on the Coast. Treena feels that this decision is a More...

GB Chamber offers ribbon cuttings at businesses

If you are a new member of the Gulf Breeze Chamber in the last 18 months or if you are a long time member and your company has moved or undergone major renovations, you are eligible for a ribbon cutting. More...

Sports

Dolphins drop season opener, 5-0

Team has three runs, nine hits in first three games

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team continued to struggle offensively Friday, getting shut out by Choctaw Friday in their regular season opener. More...

Sports Schedule

Feb. 23 TN vs Catholic, 2:30 p.m. SB at Milton, JV 4 p.m., Var. 6 More...

Sports Briefs

Run for the World Saturday The 16th annual Run For the World, sponsored by the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, will be held February 25 at 8 a.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Feb. 23 Santa Rosa School District Meeting, More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Handkerchiefs inspire name

Last week for my birthday I received a large number of cards from family, friends, and some folks who read this column and have become friends. That meant that the addresses on the envelopes included a variety of spellings of my first name. More...

Stroke support group Meets March 7

Surviving After Stroke, an information and support group provided by Sacred Heart Regional Stroke Center, will hear a presentation on stroke medications at its March 7 meeting. The group will meet at 2 p.m. More...

Salvation Army Social Services looking for donations

The Salvation Army Social Services Department is looking for donations of Energy Services of Pensacola (ESP) gift certificates to help defray costs of heating expenses for seniors experiencing higher than usual energy bills. More...

Home & Garden

Majors Home Improvement: Quality along the Coast

In 1997, Majors Home Improvement, Inc. began serving the Gulf Coast Community by offering quality exterior home improvement remodeling with an affordable price. More...

ROUNDED HOBBY

AREN

eanette White laughs when she talks about a young woman who told her, More...

Different pruning methods needed for different plants

January and Februaary can be cold months along the Gulf Coast. We are, however, likely to have days or weeks of balmy weather. Don More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

All Board of County Commissioner Meetings and other county department meetings are held at the County Administrative Center, Commissioner%27s Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, unless otherwise indicated More...

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THOMAS N OR LINDA J WHITESPUNNER holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

SANTA ROSA COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES EMPLOYMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

***************************************************************************** ATTENTION: The information given on your application will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications of the job description. More...

Car on Fairpoint flips

According to eyewitnesses, police responded to an overturned car around noon on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the curve of Shoreline Drive and Fairpoint Drive. Police say a 17-year-old male driver took the turn at Peake More...

New GBHS principal to be named

GBHS Principal C h e r r y Fitch will retire from G u l f B r e e z e H i g h S c h o o l this spring, and the Santa Rosa More...

Two National Merit finalists named from GBHS

Imagine a different kind of reality game show. This one has a panel of judges who travel all over the nation in search of the very best talent. The panel would call for citywide auditions for their show. More...

Events

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Island News

Beach Mardi Gras Parade Sunday

Krewe of Wrecks parade is a symbol of post-hurricane recovery More...

Bubba’s Beach Bubba’s ‘daffynitions’

I used to be a member of Mensa. It is supposed to be a group for smart people to exchange ideas, solve puzzles and have fun. More...

Junkanoos not just here to party

Some Mardi Gras krewes gather primarily for fun, others have more charitable intentions in mind. The Krewe of Junkanoos definitely have the needs of others set as a priority, giving more than $5,000 to charity during 2005. More...

Entertainment

PSO to perform ‘Song of Earth’

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will perform its most powerful and emotional concert of the season, featuring Mozart More...

Today 2/23 The Break For live entertainment calendar check out www.breakbeachbar.com, 65 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 932-0864 More...

The Santa Rosa Arts Agency announces Community Arts Grant Workshop

The Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation, Inc. (SRACF) is seeking grant applications for the Community Arts Grant Program. More...

School

GBHS’ PRIDE lists announced

The following Gulf Breeze High School students were named PRIDE award winners: More...

Southerland OBES’ Teacher of the Year

While Pat Southerland More...

School Briefs

GBMS Science Olympiad seeking donations The Gulf Breeze Middle School More...

Faith

GraceFest announces ‘06 dates and new location

GraceFest will come alive April 7th and 8th at The Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, located at 6655 Mobile Highway Pensacola, Florida. More...

Jewish community unites during national program

On Friday night, March 3, members of Pensacola More...

TOP CLOCKWISE: Salvador, Israel and New Breed and Jaci Valesquez, some of the many acts to perform at this year More...

Health

Naval Hospital hosts free health and wellness fair

Naval Hospital Pensacola will "Kick It Up A Notch" Thursday, Feb. 23 with a free Health & Wellness Fair on the green adjacent to the south side of the Outpatient Clinic. More...

Over 100 leaders to attend Baptist conference

More than 100 healthcare and industry leaders will attend the Baptist Leadership Institute conference this week. Professionals from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii and Bermuda will make the trip to the More...

Opinion

On the Spot:

“Not really.” -Amanda Crossley Gulf Breeze “I haven’t been keeping up with it because I’ve been busy working.” -Kimberly Baker Gulf Breeze |al More...

From the Editor’s Desk

Beach parade not taken lightly

This time last year, I was sitting in my room gazing at my nearly 30 pounds of past years%27 Mardi Gras bead wondering if I%27d ever get a chance to add to the obscene collection. More...

VIEWPOINT

Governor puts together budget

This past week the Florida House fiscal committees met to begin our budget preparations. The budget process is the only constitutionally mandated work that is required to be completed during each Legislative Session. More...