May 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County addresses affordable housing

Santa Rosa County Commissioners recently recommended several adjustments to their current strategies in order to develop affordable housing for lower income county residents. More...

Ladner chosen as new GBHS principal

The announcement of Gulf Breeze High School principal Cherry Fitch's predecessor was made at last week's Santa Rosa District School Board meeting. More...

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Community

Patriot Guard rides to honor vet

With the thunderous roar of several hundred motorcycles and the zealous pageantry of American patriotism, traffic in Gulf Breeze was temporarily halted Tuesday, May 16 to accommodate the funeral procession of Senior Airman Abby Bilbrey. More...

Sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness ends June 1

For the period beginning 12:01 a.m., May 21 and ending at midnight, June 1, the 2006 Florida Legislature enacted and the Governor approved a taxfree period directing that: No sales tax shall be collected on specific items related to hurricane prepare More...

PODS owner honored with Silver Spoon Award

Curt Morse, Owner and General Manager of PODS of Pensacola ("PODS"), was honored at the annual Silver Spoon Awards in Pensacola on April 25 for his civic and community involvement. More...

Entertainment

Pensacola Opera announces Opera Camp, TA-DO Camp

Opera Camp and TA-DO Camp are unique alternatives to a typical summer camp. Each camp will end with a final performance created by the campers. More...

Michael Bubl's summer tour shows no signs of cooling

Due to overwhelming fan response for Michael Bubl's July 8 show, promoters have decided to open additional seats at The Pensacola Civic Center. More...

Viewers idolize 'American Dreamz'

"American Dreamz" Running time: 107 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 More...

School

Class of 2006 great to remember, impossible to forget

As I sit here at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, with my double order of Waffle House hash browns and a pair of Dr. Peppers, I am finally forced to type the six words I've been dreading, but knew I'd have to type eventually. More...

Class of 2006 now alumni at Gulf Breeze High

Agroup of 367 young men and women were welcomed into an exclusive club last week graduates of Gulf Breeze High. More...

GBMS sets school record at National Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad teams from Gulf Breeze Middle and Gulf Breeze High schools competed in the National competition at Indiana University Friday and Saturday. More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Embarrassing moments conjured up by kids

While I was sitting on my front porch, watching the kids on the street arriving home from school, I noticed a strange thing. More...

Home & Garden

Emerald Coast Secret Garden Tour coming June 4

The five gardens on the Sixth Annual Emerald Coast Secret Garden Tour Sunday, June 4 from 1-5 p.m. are all located on the north side of Pensacola between Nine Mile Rd. and Cantonment. More...

May gardening tips

Flowers + Annuals to plant include celosia, coleus, crossandra, gaillardia, geranium, hollyhock, impatiens, kalanchoe, marigold, nicotiana, ornamental pepper, penta, phlox, portulaca, salvia, torenia, verbena, vinca and zinnia. More...

Making a family plan for hurricane season

The following is part I of a series on Hurricane Preparedness in Florida: More...

Legals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS TO CONSIDER TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE SANTA ROSA COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE

The Santa Rosa County Local Planning Board will be holding a public hearing concerning the following proposed text amendments to the Land Development Code as described below. This public hearing will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. More...

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Santa Rosa County is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for one or more FY 2006 Small Cities Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) of up to $750,000.00. More...

NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE 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 proposed map amendment to the Santa Rosa County Land Development Code. The hearings are scheduled as follows: More...

Beach cops pursue hit and run

Escambia County Sheriff's Department deputies apprehended a known felon after a highspeed chase last Sunday night. More...

Park debate continues

The debate of the proposed Shoreline Park North renovations continues between the City of Gulf Breeze and a handful of concerned citizens. The city maintains a need to reconfigure and rebuild softball fields damaged by hurricane debris dumping. More...

GBPD assists in county drug sting

Gulf Breeze Police officers recently helped national, state and local authorities conclude a large-scale investigation that resulted in the arrests of 23 suspects in the Milton area. More...

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Island News

Beach businesses, officials prepare for kickoff to summer '06

The rumbling noise that's getting louder is the sound of visitors approaching Pensacola Beach. More...

Bubba's Beach

Things only a Southerner knows

Last week me and my buddy Buster, a good friend and a great Southerner, were talking about just how to communicate with the thousands of new folks that are moving to the Southland. More...

ETC performs Tuesday at Blues on the Beach

ETC will play their bluesy, soul-drenched sound at the next Blues on the Beach concert from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30 at the Gulfside Pavilion. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Just in case: Baptist Hospital prepared to treat dive injuries

With the sinking of the Oriskany, Baptist Hospital is ready for a possible consequence of converting the former aircraft carrier into the world's largest artificial reef: dive injuries. More...

Mark Clabaugh

Sinking leaves local speechless

Okay, the Pensacola area loves an event! There are no two ways about it. The Pensacola area especially loves a big Navy event. For example, when ships like the USS Enterprise or USS Kennedy arrived ... the pass was full of boats to greet them. More...

Sports

Dolphins go 1-3 in spring football jamboree

Milton scores on final play of game, beats GBHS 13-0

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins went 1-3 at last week's spring jamboree in Milton and taught them a few lessons. More...

Snapper wins McMullen $25,000

Catches 34.8 pounder on final day of Orange Beach Snapper Championships

Sunday wasn't Sean McMullen's birthday, but to him, it certainly felt like it. More...

Sports Briefs

Pensacola Pelicans host first annual Splash! magazine 'Fiesta Night' More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

COOK Ina Louise "Nanny Loubob" Cook, 61, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006 at her residence. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, May 25 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular, More...

Health

Defibrillators donated to city

At the May 10 Gulf Breeze Executive Session meeting, Deborah Roche of Life Guard Ambulance donated two automatic external defibrillators (AED's) to the city council: one for use in City Hall and the other for use at the recreation center. More...

Dr. Day purchases Dr. Deuel's practice

Dr. Suzanne Day is not new in town, but she is making news. More...

R.O.C.K. Stars get ready for summer camp

Celebrating 30 Years was the theme for the GFWC Milton Woman's Club's eighth annual sendoff party for children and teens attending this year's R.O.C.K. Camp at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida. More...

Opinion

On the Spot:

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

"No way. Building costs are too much, insurance premiums here are too high and jobs here don't pay enough." -Tina Roberts Pensacola More...

My Two Cents

Conceptual Shoreline Park plans are a good idea

.I live at 205 Poinciana Drive and have resided in Gulf Breeze since August, 1971. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Local 'Belles' recognized for achievements

Just a short note to say "thank you" for the "Belle" article on the two girls. More...