March 30, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Project Grad still tight lipped about location

Since Project Graduation started in the area 21 years ago, there have been no alcohol or drug-related deaths of high school students on that night. More...

New SR Library System celebrates Library Week

It%27s the first-ever National Library Week for the Santa Rosa Library System, and it%27s being celebrated the entire month of April. More...

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Island News

Bubba's Beach

Older Women

I have learned to love older women! Old is relative, so I%27ll let you decide on what age that is. However, at this point in my life, I see things that I have grown to admire in older women. More...

Arts festival draws big crowds

The Gulf Breeze High School parking lot is back to normal now, but last weekend it was filled with booth after booth of fine art. More...

Casting Nets

For Lent, give up having 'destructive' anger

Continuing these mini-dissertations on attitudes that might be helpful to "give up" during Lent, and beyond, we come to "destructive anger." More...

News

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

FELONIES 03/21/06 Dowlatkhah, Sara, 28, W/F, 1400 block of Sanibel Lane, Gulf Breeze, driving on a suspended license, 3rd offense More...

Wallets stolen from two men at local motel

On Tuesday, March 21 at around 5 p.m., Gulf Breeze Police Department responded to a burglary at the Gulf Coast Inn at 843 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., next to Waffle House. More...

Suelflow Attains Eagle Scout Rank

Jeremy Suelflow, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Suelflow, has attained the highest rank in Scouting, that of Eagle Scout. He has earned a Bronze Palm and most recently, the Gold Palm; achievements earned once the Eagle Rank is obtained. More...

Sports

Dolphins upset No. 9 West Tech

Gross' two-run single in bottom of the seventh the difference in 5-4 win

Due to many GBHS students preparing for prom, many of them didn%27t get to see their baseball team%27s game with ninth-ranked West Florida Tech. More...

Pensacola Beach Yacht Club hosts Multihull Championships

What started out as a conversation between John Williams and some of his friends at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club a couple of years ago came to pass last week as the PBYC hosted the U.S. Mulithull Championships. More...

We are the champions....

Hunter Stunzi (left) from Boston and Robbie Daniels of Clearwater hoists the Hobie Alter Cup Thursday at Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. The duo beat 19 other teams to win the 2006 title. More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Keeping your mind sharp and agile

While reading the paper, I came across a child-rearing column discussing at what age young children should be told the why%27s and wherefore%27s of human reproduction. More...

SENIOR BRIEFS

Cooking health with diabetes If you have diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a real challenge. More...

Home & Garden

Pools were popular throughout history

According to holymtn.com, pools enhanced homes throughout history. More...

Teak iis chiic!!

From gardening magazines to the latest issue of Crate and Barrel, teak furniture has become America%27s choice for outdoor furnishings. Hendrik and Maria Engel, owners of La Place USA Interiors, has never known any different. More...

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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...

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF LAND USE AND INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE

The Santa Rosa County Local Planning Board and Board of County Commissioners will conduct public hearings to consider a change of land use and/or rezoning of land areas depicted on the maps within this advertisement. 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...

Is road funding fair?

. Commissioner calls for end of 'the last remnant of dirt road politics'

The hottest topic in Santa Rosa County is transportation. Congestion and rapid growth have become such divisive issues that even the two County Commissioners which represent the south end electoral districts frequently find themselves on More...

Santa Rosa School district makes high marks despite low funding

In spite of higher-than-average State FCAT scores, faculty and administrator excellence awards and district school excellence recognition, Santa Rosa School District remains of one the lowest funded districts in Florida. More...

County to vote on one cent tax increase later this year

Life in Santa Rosa County is evolving at a very rapid pace, breaking habits and mindsets that dominated local politics and everyday life for generations. More...

 

Community

Local schools defend Science Olympiad titles at State competition

Gulf Breeze Middle School (GBMS) and Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) are defending their Science Olympiad titles Saturday, April 1 in Orlando. More...

Banquet to celebrates Principal Fitch's retirement this Sunday

The Cherry Fitch Retirement Celebration is set for Sunday, April 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Community Life Center, 4115 Soundside Drive in Gulf Breeze. More...

Blass completes basic training

Marine Corps Pfc. Charles A. Blass, son of Thia B. and Charles F. Blass of Gulf Breeze, Fla., recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C and was promoted to his current rank. More...

Entertainment

Gulf Breeze's 'Big Daddy Weave' to perform at GraceFest

Life in the Florida Panhandle is often superimposed with the scenic beauty of the landscape and the ample hospitality of local residents making this region of the state one of the best places to live in our great nation. More...

Today 3/30 The Break For live entertainment calendar check out www.breakbeachbar.com, 65 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 932-0864 More...

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

Dances at at Bayview Community Center Three great dances, Swing Every Friday Night, Latin Etc.C Dances with live band, and a "Big Band Sunday Dance" on Sunday, March 5 and 12 featuring the "Tropical Nights Orchestra." More...

School

Costers heading to the Cayman Islands

National poster winner continues long list of artistic talent at GBMS

Vincent Costers recently won first place in a national poster contest. He won a week long vacation at Grand Cayman%27s Villas of the Galleon, a luxury condominium located on the famous seven mile beach. More...

VPK parent forum April 26 in Gulf Breeze

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...

OBES raises $7,000 for Jump Rope for Heart

A fun time was had by all at the OBE American Heart Association "Jump Rope for Heart" celebration in December 2005, according to physcial education teachers Debbie Nerger and Jody Brown. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

FORSYTH Gerald M. Forsyth "Jerry" of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on March 21, 2006. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 29, 1956. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Mar. 30 No meetings scheduled as of press time More...

Health

Sacred Heart honors Dr. Reed Bell with Lifetime Achievement Award

One of the founders of Sacred Heart Children%27s Hospital was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 6th Annual Baby Steps Symposium held recently at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Dr. More...

Gulf Breeze Relay for Life looks for cancer survivors

The American Cancer Society Gulf Breeze Relay for Life is extending an invitation to all cancer survivors and their families to participate in Relay For Life. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Youth track program offered Monday, Apr. 3

An informational session for the youth track program, Pensacola Wings, will be held at the track at University of West Florida at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 3, with the first practice scheduled for April 5. More...

Opinion

Full Story

On the Spot:

"What is your opinion on Santa Rosa County's proposed one percent sales tax increase for county roads?"

"It really don't make no difference. If it really is for roads then they need it." Gene Godwin Molino More...

VIEWPOINT

Republicans do funny things

No Democrat would be stupid enough to kill competition for student loans for two reasons. 1) It is a dumb idea. 2) Republicans would kill us for it. More...