May 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

FDOT targets GB traffic camera

The extended debate between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the City of Gulf Breeze about the city's red light camera system may come to an end shortly, as officials from Gulf Breeze decided to relocate the equipment in question. More...

Sales tax hike hot topic for county

Tensions mounted last week as Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted to place a one percent sales tax referendum on the primary ballot in September. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Mayor leads community on bike ride

Several dozen Gulf Breeze citizens joined mayor Lane Gilchrist on a bike ride last Friday in celebration of National Bike Month. More...

New Chamber executive director chosen

With the adage of all good things must come to an end, so the case with the exiting of Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Sandy Kimbrough. More...

Community invited to hurricane workshop

The City of Gulf Breeze would like to announce their Hurricane Preparedness Workshop for the 2006 season, set to take place Tuesday, May 30 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., at the Gulf Breeze Rec Center. More...

News

CORRECTION

In last week's issue, Gulf Breeze Area Chamber's Pet Fest sponsor Sonshine Pets was spelled incorrectly. More...

A family business can unite family members as they work for a common goal. This has certainly been the case with Advanced Insulation of North West Florida, Inc., specializing in cellulose blown insulation and owned by Tom and Beth Shoemaker. More...

School

Blue and Gold to see Orange

While most GBHS students will be celebrating the Christmas holidays with family, the SoundWave band will be in Miami, playing for college football fans at the Orange Bowl. More...

Class of 2006 walks down the aisle Wednesday

Principal Cherry Fitch and the entire administration of Gulf Breeze High School extends their congratulations to the following students, the Class of 2006: More...

WBMS students excel at History Fair

Recently, Woodlawn Beach Middle School students participated in the Santa Rosa County History Fair. Twenty projects had the opportunity to go to Avalon Middle School for the county competition. More...

Faith

St. Sylvester breaks ground for new church

On Sunday, May 14, Bishop John H. Ricard lead the ground breaking ceremony for the new church to be built for St. Sylvester Catholic Church. More...

Calvary Chapel holds kids event

On Saturday, May 20, Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze will host an awesome time of fun for kids at the Tiger Point Park, behind Lowe's. Activities begin at 9 a.m. with a "Bike Blast" for ages 6 and up. Bring your bike and helmet. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

St. Ann announces summer programs

Vacation Bible School is back at St. Ann Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Assumption, and this year is going to be great! More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Red-heads have more fun

While attending my garden club meeting at the recreation center, I was happy to see a three-year-old sitting in his stroller while his young mother engaged in a spirited game of tennis. More...

'Red Cross Bash' benefits local programs

All civilian, active military, and veterans are invited to report for some R & R at the 2006 Red Cross Bash. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Sacred Heart to hold joint pain, shoulder surgery seminar

S a c r e d H e a r t Hospital will present a free Joint Pain Seminar in Pensacola on Monday, May 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the More...

Legals

LEGALS

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

IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD HENRY OXENHAM, Deceased.

File No.: 57-2006-CP-86 SECOND AMMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS More...

IN RE: ESTATE OF SARAH ANN SMITH GRAY, Deceased

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION More...

Gulf Breeze's beloved 'Ellie' gives birth to calf

Ellie the elephant, previously of The Zoo in Gulf Breeze, had her first calf on October 17. Ellie was moved to the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa Bay in April 2003. More...

Navarre Beach argues county bill

Though the county commission proposes to fund beach restoration with an MSBU, local residents are concerned with the bill. More...

Hospital staff honored at ceremony

Gulf Breeze Hospital OR nurse Ramona Broaddus was chosen as the hospital's 2006 Nurse of the Year in celebration of National Health Week. Broaddus, a PJC nursing program graduate, has been with Gulf Breeze Hospital for the past six years. More...

Ladner picked as principal

32-year Gulf Breeze High School veteran Sylvan Ladner has been chosen by the Santa Rosa District School board to be Cherry Fitch's predecessor. More...

Events

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Island News

In the Spirit

Our Lady reborn after Hurricane Dennis

The Our Lady of the Assumption Mission Church on Pensacola Beach reopened on Mother's Day, May 14. Apart from the short time it was open before hurricane Dennis, Our Lady hasn't been up and functioning for almost two years. More...

SRIA extends trailer deadline for residents

Residents whose homes were damaged during Hurricane Ivan can stay in their travel trailers for another six months, the Santa Rosa Island Authority decided last week. More...

Saturday is deadline for input on establishing sand berms in Gulf Islands National Seashore

The National Park Service is extending the opportunity to comment on the proposal to relocate and/or establish sand berms along Fort Pickens Road and J. Earle Bowden Way until May 20. More...

Entertainment

PJC presents 'The Heidi Chronicles'

As part of its Lyceum series, Pensacola Junior College presents "The Heidi Chronicles." More...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

Evenings in Olde Seville Square begins May 25

The 19th season of Evenings in Olde Seville Square summer concerts kicks off with the Pensacola Civic Band and McGuire's Bagpipe Band playing from 7-9:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. More...

Summer movies heat up the big screen

Boy howdy, does this summer's movie crop show a lot of promise. Start saving your nickels, kids, 'cuz you're gonna be spending most of the summer in a dark room with sticky floors and surround sound. More...

Sports

Dolphin football team coming together as summer workouts loom

Last Thursday's Blue and White intrasquad football game wasn't just a warmup for the players. More...

Together one last time

From left: Kyle Brown, Matt Burkett Philip DeKozan, John Hoyt and Chris Ziembko will represent Gulf Breeze in the the inaugural Panhandle Baseball Classic May 22 at 7 p.m. at Escambia High School. More...

GBHS' invasion of Huntingdon continues as Riser commits

Hawks to have six ex-Dolphins on 2006 roster

At this rate, Huntingdon College may think about changing its name to Gulf Breeze North. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, May 11

Santa Rosa County Commission Regular, 9 a.m. County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

FELONIES 5/03/06 Dunlavy, Michael Scott, 18, W/M, 2800 block of Villa Woods Circle, Gulf Breeze, larceny, less that $5,000 More...

Health

Elderly mobility predicts future health outcomes

As people age into their 70s, their ability to walk a quarter mile becomes an important predictor of overall health and even how long they might live, according to study findings published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Sacred Heart seminar to discuss avoidable estate planning mistakes

Sacred Heart Foundation will host a free planned giving seminar on "Avoidable Estate Planning Mistakes" on Thursday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Lecture Hall at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. More...

Opinion

Is America becoming Orwellian?

Staff Writer

Recent events covered by national and local media are creating some interesting food for thought. Could our timetested system of checks balances be seduced into submission to serve the greater evil and not the greater good? More...

From the Editor's Desk

Will the real Sandy Kimbrough please stand up?

The City of Gulf Breeze will say good-bye to one of its finest leaders: Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Sandy Kimbrough. More...

2000 election changed America from democracy to republic

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

We learn Christianity from reading the Bible. We learn true facts from reading history at the beginning of our nation. Our forefathers did not create a democracy; they created a republic. More...