April 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County declares State of Emergency for burning

On Monday, Santa Rosa County officials declared a State of Emergency, prohibiting carrying out open burning in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county. More...

New gas station not ruled out

Area residents who were excited about the new barbecue restaurant and gas station across from Lowe's on Hwy. 98 will have to wait a little longer. More...

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Gulf Breeze students remain active in Junior Achievement

As students work through their days, sometimes a break in structure is what's desperately needed to help lesson plans fully sink in. More...

NWFL unveils online interactive trails map

Outdoor enthusiasts invited to let their fingers do the walking

Recognizing a demand for outdoor recreation and a rise among Internet users turning to the Web for travel information, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties in Northwest Florida recently unveiled an online interactive trails map that addresses both of the More...

Sheriff's Office conducting Summer Youth Camp'06

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 483 will be conducting its "Summer Youth Camp 2006" between the dates of May 30, and July 7. More...


B.E.T.A performs 'Alice in Wonderland'

The B.E.T.A. Children's Theatre is hosting a mini-musical production of "Alice in Wonderland" complete with character party. Three T's of Enjoyment will be featured in this hour long event: TEA, TARTS and TALENT !! More...

Arts Council Director to speak at Artel Gallery

Artel Gallery continues its educational lecture series, Art Explorations, on Wednesday, April 26 with a presentation by Paul Berg, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Northwest Florida. More...


Today 4/20 Paddy O'Leary's Irish Pub Traditional Irish Music, 49 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, 916-9808 More...


Lady Dolphin track team runners up at district, send 14 to regionals

Controversy in final race keeps boys total at seven, instead of nine

Gulf Breeze will send 14 girls and seven boys to tomorrow's Region 1-2A track meet in Jacksonville. The group of 21 finished fourth place or better at last week's District 12A meet at Woodham High School. More...

Sports Schedule

April 20 TK at Region 1-2A meet in Jacksonville, 11 a.m. More...

Sports Briefs

Bayou Bengals Crawfish Boil Saturday at Shoreline The Panhandle Bayou Bengals, LSU Alumni Chapter-Pensacola, will hold their annual Crawfish Boil Saturday at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. More...


JONES Gary Eugene Jones, 63, of Navarre, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at his home from complications of diabetes. Born in Newark, New York, Mr. Jones joined the US Marine Corps in 1962 and was stationed in Springfield, Va. More...


Senior Scene

Junk food eaters also consume fewer fruits, vegetables

Be sure to help April leave in a blaze of glory by catching the Will Rogers Follies (remember him?) on April 30 at the Saenger Theatre. Experience a little bit of the Broadway of the 1930's and 40's Call the box office for tickets at 575-3880. More...

IDR reaches out to seniors, special needs

Interfaith Disaster Resources (IDR) is encouraging area seniors and individuals with special needs to sign up with the group for natural disaster preparedness. More...

Home & Garden

Be fire smart during wildfire season

ORLANDO, Fla.Each year, thousands of acres of wild land and many homes are destroyed by fires that can erupt at any time of the year, but especially from April through June in Florida. More...

Wildlife Sanctuary Baby Shower April 29

It's springtime at the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida! Once again the public is invited to celebrate the Sanctuary's Annual Baby Shower and major fundraiser, Saturday, April 29 from 12:00-3:30 p.m. More...

Preparing your garden for drought

Spring has started on a dry note along the Gulf Coast. Drought conditions are unpredictable and can be difficult to deal with in the landscape. More...



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

County inches toward one cent tax increase

The Santa Rosa County Commission (SRCC) hammered out the details of a one percent sales tax referendum More...

Shoreline launch ready for boaters

Gulf Breeze area boaters no longer have to make the trailer trek into Pensacola to launch their boat - Shoreline Park South's boat ramp is now open and in full operation. More...

Business owner says his sign reflects right to free speech

City requests immediate removal of grievance message

A Gulf Breeze business owner feels his First Amendment rights are being compromised by the City. Chris Green, owner of SeaGreen Center has recently added a message to his electronic reader board regarding Allstate Insurance denying a claim and More...



Island News

Bubba's Beach

I'm a religious person. I go to church. I believe in God. I try! But religions confuse me. They all seem to be headed in the same place, but in different ways. I have tried to keep up, but with all the different religions today, it is real hard. More...

The Boardwalk plans reopening with new lineup

The Pensacola Beach Boardwalk will be completely open for business in early summer, and it will be ready for more than just the crowds of local and visiting enthusiasts who are ready for their hangout to reopen - they will be ready for another storm. More...

Almost two years after Ivan struck, more Pensacola Beach businesses are

OPEN More...


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

FELONIES 04/11/06 Bidwell, Donna Kaye, 41, W/F, 1000 block of Tiger Trace Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, arson More...


OBES fifth graders teach younger students how to read

At Oriole Beach Elementary School there are fifth graders participating in a Reading Coaching Volunteer Program with younger students! The teachers feel it has been a real benefit for elder students to mentor to the younger students. More...

School Briefs

GB Elementary Run winners Fifth Grade Allison Proctor, GBES Michael Nelendez Berryhill Elementary More...

If you plant it, it will grow

Ian Price and Duncan Niven plant sea oats at the Pensacola Beach School, top left, while five scouts from Den 5 of Pack 11 in Gulf Breeze spent a breezy afternoon planting 100 sea oats in the dunes behind the school. More...


Is it time to toss ethics?

How the Book of Ruth applies to today's world

With self-centeredness and greed dominating today's society, many Americans have given up on ethics. Large numbers of Americans express disbelief and skepticism about the level of ethics and honesty in our government. More...

St. Ann Catholic Church helps present Hurricane Workshop

A team from the City of Gulf Breeze will present a workshop to the 20th Annual Governor's Hurricane Conference, May 8 12. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, April 20 School Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., 5086 Canal St, Milton More...


Pregnant women warned of alcohol consumption

Drinking while pregnant? Women encouraged to make 'WISE' decisions

About 1 in 12 women report using alcohol while pregnant. This is a devastating statistic considering that one drink one glass of wine, one beer, one mixed cocktail may cause fetal alcohol syndrome, a permanent lifelong condition. More...

Chronic headache sufferers not receiving optimal treatment

Imagine suffering from chronic headaches for more than 10 years and still not have found an effective treatment. More...

NH Pensacola Commander nominated for flag rank

President Bush has nominated Naval Hospital Pensacola Commanding Officer, Capt. Matthew L. Nathan, for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). More...



Border control: the first step to immigration reform

This week, Congress considered granting amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants in America. The national debt stood at over $8 trillion. The war on terrorism drew within seven months of its five-year anniversary. More...


On the Spot:

"Do you vote in the primary elections?"

"Yes" -Sarah Messer Gulf Breeze More...