June 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Area hopes dry over arid climate

Northwest Florida is substantially drier this year when compared to last year's influx of rain, and some officials urge residents to be on the look out for wildfires and conserve their water consumption. More...

Windstorm insurance forum tonight

As affordable insurance coverage in Gulf Breeze becomes as scarce as hen's teeth, The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a question and answer forum to deal with the windstorm insurance crisis tonight at 7 p.m. More...

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GB Library presents reading program

Did you know that students who participate in a summer reading program are more likely than other children to read at or above grade level and still have those skills when school starts? More...

Letter carriers food drive a success

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), in cooperation with Manna Food Pantries, United Way, and other national sponsors, held their 14th Annual Food Drive. More...


Boy Scouts of America looking for boys to 'Venture'

Venturing is the fastest growing program of the Boy Scouts of America It's an exciting coed high adventure youth program for young adults who have completed the 8th Grade and are of age 14-20. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 9 p.m. on ABC NBA Basketball: Three days after the NHL begins the Stanley Cup finals, the NBA follows suit with Game of its championship series. More...

Winterfest holds character auditions

Winterfest and IZON Models are seeking special characters for this year's holiday celebration in Downtown Pensacola. Auditions for these characters are being held on June 13, 2006 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Pensacola Little Theater. More...

PJC planetarium and space theatre reopen

Take a trip to Mars and see the planet's spectacular polar ice caps, sprawling extinct volcanoes, vast meteorite craters and huge canyons. Go on a Voyager encounter, touring Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. More...


Fishin Chix hold first Rodeo

Proceeds to benefit Covenant Hospice

More than 70 female anglers participated in the inaugural Fishin Chix's Pink Rubber Boots Ladies Fishing Rodeo Saturday at Flounder's on Pensacola Beach. More...

Local teams fare well early in NWFGSA Tourney

Local All Star softball team are off to a rousing start at the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance Tournament at Tiger Point Park. More...

NWFGSA Tournament scores

(As of Monday) 8-under Saturday Gulf Shores d. Orange Beach* Navarre 12, Tiger Point 0 Northeast Pensacola 18, Gulf Breeze 1 Pace 11, Perdido 8 Myrtle Grove 17, Gulf Shores 2 More...




Edith "Edie" died on May 24, 2006 at her home. Edie was born in 1925, in Gretna, Louisiana to the parents of Roberta and Richard Tusson. She attended St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans. Edie was married to Paul E. More...


Senior Scene

Call from 'home' reminds of show

I had a call from the retirement village "up home" in Pennsylvania where my mother spent the last years of her life, surrounded by friends from her school days. More...

West Florida Hospital to offer 'Alzheimer's 101'

On Thursday, June 22, West Florida Hospital will offer a free educational program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Gardenia is nature's perfume for the garden

Ah, the unmistakable fragrance of gardenias. Walking through a landscape accented with gardenias is like walking through the perfume section of a major department store. More...

Powis Castle artemisia is a gardeners' dream

One of the most beautiful plants for the spring and summer garden is the artemisia. Many are convinced it is not being used enough, especially the hybrid known as Powis Castle. More...


Word from Washington

Remember the price of freedom every single day

This Memorial Day, I have the unique and humbling privilege of spending the day with American soldiers in Iraq. More...


Struggle well worth effort

Throughout the history of American politics, two groups of citizens have had a major impact on the outcome of elections. More...

Publishers' Pen

Speak out tonight if you want change

Remember those inflatable clowns that you could knock over and they would pop back up? More...

Almost 5,000 vie for liquor licenses

As the final liquor license applications trickle in, the list of those vying for the 17 spots continues to grow. As of June 5, the weekly updated list found on the Florida Department of Business and Profession Regulation had More...

City coyote sightings on the rise

Gulf Breeze residents may want to keep a closer eye on their household pets, as coyotes may be prowling the area in search of additional food. More...

School board hopefuls address growth

Incumbent school board members and those vying for Districts 1 and 3 seats addressed last Thursday's Central Santa Rosa Republican Club in Milton. Key discussion points included funding, continued levels of academic success and district growth. More...



Island News

Back to business

Boardwalk merchants opening for tourist season

The Boardwalk is opening again for business, and the crowds are responding. More...

Young and old learn to ride waves

Pensacola Beach was the site of the Family Surf Fest Saturday, May 27, featuring surf clinics and other activities. More...

Bubba's Beach


There are a few things that I have learned about being married. I have done it two times. I didn't get it right the second time either, but I'm having a lot more fun. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

FELONIES 5/26/06 Phillips, Jamie Marie, 35, W/F, 7700 block of Navarre Parkway, Navarre, driving on a suspended license More...


Summer camp entertains local children

It takes a special kind of person to deal with large numbers of children. Not just anyone can be a summer camp counselor, yet 20 youths are signed up to support the Gulf Breeze Summer Camp. More...

Community School takes care of children during summer

BY JASON THOMPSON Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

Santa Rosa Community School is entering its 20th year of taking care of the youth of Santa Rosa County before and after school. More...

GBES fifth graders move on to middle school

Why should Fifth Graders have a graduation ceremony? Well why not? A graduation ceremony is a cultural tradition or rite of passage that marks a person's life going from one stage to another. More...


St. Paul United Methodist Church hosts 'May Lei' Luau Global Mission Fundraiser

Submitted Photo (Above): Even Elvis makes a surprise appearance to support the mission. Elvis sings, dances and bids at the Silent Auction on a St. Thomas Gourmet Desserts gift certificate. Hope they can make toasted peanut butter and banana pie! More...

Calendar of Events

GBHS alum graduates from West Point

As Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) alumnus Seth Gulsby takes his place in "the long gray line," the young Pensacola Beach resident will join an elite group of fellow West Point graduates like Robert E. Lee, Buzz Aldrin and Dwight D. Eisenhower. More...

Today, June 8 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, More...


Baptist implements new X-ray technology

You've got a swelling around the base of your ankle, and you have come to the realization that this isn't your average sprain. More...

Dear Doctor:

Intubation not necessary for cosmetic treatments

Dear Dr. McCollough: I am a 56 year old female physician. I believe I need a neck lift and possibly a cheek lift. However, I am concerned about anesthesia; I prefer NOT to have a tube in my throat. What type of sedation do you use? More...

AIRHeart receives humanitarian award after Hurricane Katrina

AIRHeart, Sacred Heart Health System's air ambulance service, has been awarded the Igor Sikorsky Award for Humanitarian Service for its role in airlifting critically ill patients and exhausted staff from New Orleans hospitals after Hurricane Katrina More...



------------------ NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED More...


The Santa Rosa Island Authority will be accepting sealed bids until 10:00 A.M., June 19, 2006 for a consideration fee to enter into a lease of a section of property on Santa Rosa Island at 1581 Via de Luna (formerly Circle K). More...


The reading and adoption of the following proposed Ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., June 22, 2006, in the Commissioners meeting room at the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline Street, More...