March 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Housing costs creep higher with new building codes

Since 2004, Santa Rosa County dealt with not only inclement weather, but also skyrocketing property values. For the current homeowner, this upswing increases the monetary worth of their property. More...

County supports Tiger Point clean up

In a push to restore all of Santa Rosa County to pre-Ivan standards, the county officials warn their forbearance is wearing thin. More...

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Island News

Bubba's Beach

Supreme Babe

Anna Nicole Smith went to the Supreme Court this week to plead her case for the right to $88 million, for overdosing her last husband, the billionaire oilman. More...

A shot in the arm

Spring Breakers inject cash into beach businesses

Traffic was snarled. Lifeguards were busy. Parking lots were full. There were waiting lists at restaurants. More...

Parts of Fort Pickens to reopen, with precautions

Limited areas of Fort Pickens will reopen for boaters, pedestrian and cyclists beginning Saturday, April 1, announced Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks. More...

News

GULF BREEZE POLICE REPORT Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department. 934-5121.

Passengers of speeding car drink evidence

Gulf Breeze Police arrested a young driver March 14, after the driver was seen weaving in and out of traffic on highway 98 and nearly rear-ending several vehicles. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

FELONIES 03/13/06 Lacy, Rhonda Dykes, 43, W/F, 5500 block of Humming Bird Court, Gulf Breeze, failure to appear More...

School

Suttles attends week-long program in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. Cheree Suttles, a student at Gulf Breeze High School, attended Presidential Classroom%27s Law and Justice in a Democracy program last week in Washington, D.C. More...

Voluntary Pre-K forum April 26 at GB United Methodist Church

A parent forum about Fall Voluntary Pre-K 2006 will be held Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Community Life Center, 4115 Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze, Room 2237. More...

Sports Schedule

GBMS Science Olympiad seeking donations for trip to nationals More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

GRAY Sarah Ann Gray, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, 2006 in the company of her loved ones. More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Hummingbirds prove to have true 'bird's-eye-view'

During my growing up years, I spent many summer vacations at my grandparents%27 home. This was the Pennsylvania rectory where my grandfather was the pastor of a Lancaster county %27plain%27 church. More...

Home & Garden

Kyle's Pool and Patio transforms your personal oasis with luxury

You probably already know that all your swimming pool needs-from expert installation to guaranteed repairs-can be thoroughly anticipated and capably met by the experienced and dedicated staff at Kyle%27s Poll & Patio. More...

Yes,, you can afford to take the Pllunge

There are seveal creative ways to finance your own backyard pool

Summer%27s coming, and it%27s going to be a scorcher. More...

GAZEBOS GIVE PLAIN YARDS PIZZAZZ WITH

Backyard getaways come in all shapes, sizes and materials More...

Legals

CITY OF GULF BREEZE

Sealed BIDS for the construction of the following project will be received by the City of Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, Florida, Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Office of the City Clerk, until 2:00 p.m., Local Time on Thursday April 6, More...

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DARYL OR DENZEL DOCKERY holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF JACKSON BEFORE THE CLERK NOTICE More...

City, FDOT argue about cameras

The City of Gulf Breeze continues to operate an automated red light enforcement system despite the disapproval of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). More...

City examines Midway ambulance request

The Midway Fire Department request to the County Commissioners to provide ambulance service to augment south end service has left the City of Gulf Breeze with some unanswered question. More...

Andrews Institute adds 14,000 sq. ft. facility

Before the first patient is admitted to Andrews Institute, the facility is adding a twostory, 14,000 square foot building to its campus, making a few Plantation Hill residents upset, especially about the notification. More...

 

Community

St. Ann Discovery School celebrates Week of the Young Child with nutrition workshop

Gulf Breeze, FL March 17, 2006: St. Ann Discovery School celebrates Week of the Young Child (April 2-8, 2006) to recognize the needs of young children and thank educators and others involved in building better futures for all children. More...

Local Jr. Achievment branch receives award

Sixty-five of the Chief Staff Officers of the United States division of Junior Achievement Worldwide met in St. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Free event for children by Children%27s Services Children%27s Services Center will host Day in the Mall, a free event for children, in the Parisian wing of Cordova Mall on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Jazz piano finalists showcase talents at Saenger Theatre

The University of West Florida Department of Music will showcase student musicians from across the United States at the Kathleen T. and Philip B. Phillips, M.D. Jazz Piano Competition March 31 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Today 3/23 The Break For live entertainment calendar check out www.breakbeachbar.com, 65 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 932-0864 More...

Navarre Fun Fest planned for June 24, 25

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting artists to participate in Fun Fest, June 24 and 25. The well-established arts and crafts festival is planned for the beautiful waterfront setting of Navarre Park. More...

Sports

Baseball team extends winning streak to six games

Junior varsity gives up first run in 28 innings, improve to 9-0 on season

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins ran their winning streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep of the Northview Chiefs March 13 in Bratt. More...

Cheney earns Pitcher of the Week honors

Sakey 9-3 in singles for UCF tennis team

Steven Cheney, a 2004 graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, was recently named the Florida Community College Athletic Association%27s Pitcher of the Week. More...

Sports Schedule

March 23 WL at District Meet at Woodham, 2 p.m. SB vs. Milton, More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Mar. 23 School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 5086 More...

Health

Dear Doctor:

Patients learn vitamin levels through testing

This week, I want to share with you a letter from a client, who wrote, not asking a question, but who wrote me personally to let me know how the services at the McCollough Institute changed her life: More...

Gulf Power wins statewide award

Florida health care providers have honored Gulf Power Company as their "Supporting Member of the Year" for the electric utility%27s efforts to restore power quickly to critical medical facilities during the past two hurricane seasons. More...

Opinion

"Do you think there's enough affordable housing in Santa Rosa County?"

"Things are coming down. The market is adjusting to make more affordable homes available." -Cindy McIninch Gulf Breeze More...

From the Editor's Desk

My deflating American Dream

It looks as thought that American Dream of owning a home is slipping farther and farther away from me. On top of escalating and multiplying impact fees, sewer connection fees, etc. More...

VIEWPOINT

Florida Legislature tackles important public safety issues

The citizens of Florida elect men and women to represent them at the local, state and federal levels of government. More...