April 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Businesses lose property insurance

Business owners in Gulf Breeze may want to head for higher ground if the property insurance market for the area remains the same. Some carriers are refusing to renew commercial insurance policies or write new ones. More...

City pushes for county tax increase

The City of Gulf Breeze could receive an additional $8.7 million in the next ten years if Santa Rosa County citizens vote for the one percent Local Option Sales Tax increase that may appear on the fall ballot. More...

Lack of funding halts Bay Bridge plans

The current Pensacola Bay Bridge will have to suffice for now, as no immediate plans are in the works to replace the structure. Transportation officials and residents alike understand the need to replace the 46year-old structure. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Santa Rosa cleanup day fast approaching

Santa Rosa Clean Community System has organized a litter cleanup of Santa Rosa County on Saturday, April 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon. Registration (at the rendezvous locations) will begin at 8 a.m. More...

Swenson Park rededicated along with Easter Egg Hunt

Over a hundred area residents attended the rededication of Swenson Park, located in Santa Rosa Shores. Children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt that followed the ceremony. More...

'Coins for Courtney' raising funds for cancer research

Life will never be the same for Courtney Matthews' family, and they want it to count for something. More...

News

CORRECTIONS:

In last week's issue of Gulf Breeze News, the photo cutline of Community Educators Jessica Bui and Kim Lien should have stated they were employed by Hospice of the Emerald Coast. More...

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

FELONIES 04/04/06 Rulo, John Joseph, 42, W/M, 1500 block of Magnolia Manor, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation Pellechia, Yvette Yen, 31, W/F, 2100 block of Punham Court, Navarre, theft less than $5,000 More...

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER A CHANGE OF LAND USE, MAP, AND TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA ROSA COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Their business is our business!

The Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing to consider future land use map and text amendments to the Santa Rosa County Comprehensive Plan for adoption and submittal to the Department of Community Affairs as the first of two (1 o More...

Sports

Lady Dolphin track team takes third at Baptist Invitational

Mabry ties meet record in pole vault

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin track team took third place out of 21 teams at the 21st annual Baptist Invitational Friday in Gulf Breeze. More...

Sports Schedule

April 13 BB at PHS, 3:30 p.m. April 17-18 TN at District 1-2A Tournament at UWF, More...

Sports Briefs

Olympic gold medalist guest at gymnastics meet April 22 More...

Obituaries

FOSTER-WHATMOUGH

Whatmough passed away on Monday, April 3, 2006 in a house fire. More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Sundays are a day of rest and big breakfasts

Did you ever notice that there is something different about Sundays? It must be because everyone sleeps later that the papers are still lying in the driveways after 8 am, and the trash trucks aren't banging the cans around at 6:30 or 7 am. More...

Council on Aging receives AARP funding for Medicare staff

Council on Aging of West Florida has received funding from AARP to add a Medicare Part D Advisor to its staff. Advisor Romelle Farmer is available to provide assistance and information regarding prescription drug plan selection and enrollment. More...

Home & Garden

S t o r y b y N z o n g X i o n g P h o t o s b y M a r k C r o s s e T h e F r e s n o B e e More...

Opinion

On the Spot:

"Do you think it's necessary to have a narcotics dog at Gulf Breeze High School?"

"There's not really a drug problem at Gulf Breeze High School." Scott Watson Gulf Breeze More...

From the Editor's Desk

B.J. Davis Disrespect strikes rec. center

I'm sure my community school teacher Lucy Duncan will appreciate this when I tell the story of the one time I smarted off to an adult. Unfortunately, the adult I smarted off to was the caring and hardworking teacher herself. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Gulf Breeze Chamber thanks Marketplace participants More...

Gulf Breeze teen lassoes 6-ft gator

Gulf Breeze High School student Charlie Green, 16, can now add alligator wrestling to his resume of band and Latin club. More...

Whisper Bay light gets county backing

In an attempt to alleviate neighborhood and business traffic on Hwy. 98, Santa Rosa County Commissioners are pushing the installment of a traffic light at the Whisper Bay subdivision. More...

Restoration resumes on Navarre Beach

The $13 million Navarre Beach Dune Restoration project was temporarily halted Friday, March 31, when dredging machinery killed an endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle. More...

Last year wet, this year dry

This time last year Gulf Breeze residents were reeling over the 24-inch deluge within a week that flooded many parts of South Santa Rosa. More...

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Island News

Muy bueno

Optimist Fiesta aids Pensacola Beach Elementary

Over 125 guests participated in Pensacola Beach Optimists annual fundraiser last weekend at Flounder's Chowder House on Pensacola Beach. More...

Bubba's Beach

Mexico, again

It is hard for me to understand people rioting in protest with Mexican Flags and wanting driver's licenses and welfare. More...

Easter sunrise service set

The InterFaith Council is sponsoring a Sunrise Service at Quietwater Beach Band Shell on Easter morning, beginning at 6:30 A.M. More...

Entertainment

Anthony Kearns to perform concert for WSRE

Irish lyric tenor, Anthony Kearns, is coming to the Pensacola area for a solo concert. More...

Today 4/13 Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub Traditional Irish Music, 49 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 916-9808 More...

School

GBHS drumline wins Gulf Coast Percussion championship

Next up for group nationals in Dayton, Ohio

The GBHS drumline, MerKaBa, recently won the Gulf Coast Color Guard and Percussion Circuit Championships, their first win there in five years. More...

WBMS art students rake in awards

Many art students at Woodlawn Beach Middle School have participated in local art festivals and done very well. More...

GBMS art students selling T shirts for Relay for Life

Gulf Breeze Middle School art students are selling Gallery Night T-Shirts this for $10, with $5 going to Relay for Life. Margaret Pennewell's art was chosen. More...

Faith

Add a spiritual dimension to your vacation

Renew your spirit. Stephanie McNeill, Faith Formation Director of St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze, says using your vacation to reconnect with yourself as well as family is well worth the effort. More...

GraceFest offers a little something for everyone

When analyzing the thousands of event goers who attended GraceFest 2006 April 7 and 8, only one common denominator prevailed: a public affirmation of Christian faith. More...

St. Ann Catholic Easter culminates this weekend

St. Ann Easter schedule continues this weekend April 13, Holy Thursday, Life Teen Retreat, 5 p.m.; Mass of the Lord's Supper, 6:30 p.m.; Adoration until Midnight, 7:30 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, Apr. 13 Executive Board Meeting , 11:30 a.m. Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Breeze Pkwy More...

Health

Gulf Breeze Aerobics and Fitness celebrates 10 years

Health and fitness is not made simple by some little guy with great abs and dyed hair. The simple truth is that health and fitness are and always have been simple. The information is out there. Get moving and watch your food intake. More...

Three things you should know about your personal health information

April 9-15 is Health Information Privacy and Security Week

Your personal health information is a valuable resource to you, your family, and the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who provide your treatment and care. More...

Baptist Health Care presents 'Laughter is the best medicine'

"Get Healthy Pensacola!," a program of Baptist Health Care, will host "Laughter is the Best Medicine" on April 17 in the medical meeting rooms at Baptist Hospital. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT JULIE K & LAURA L NIX 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...