June 15, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

GB Hospital celebrates quarterly employees

Gulf Breeze Hospital honored its Employees of the Quarter last week, a program which began in 1987. Of the 78 employees who have earned the distinction, 47 are still employed with the hospital. More...

Special Sections



Many officials invited but few attend crisis forum

Many local, state and federal officals were invited to attend the Chamber's Windstorm Insurance Crisis Forum. Here is a list of their responses, if any. More...

Wind Eligible Street Directory

County           Street                     Zip       Number Range Odd More...

Local boys 'drop in' on personal half-pipe

Despite steady popularity of video and computer games, a group of neighborhood boys came together to raise funds for their favorite outdoor activity. More...


The Molly Ringwalds rock the 80s at Capt'n Fun

I always feel like somebody's watching me...

Devon Nooner and guitarist Randi Wilde mug for the camera Saturday at Capt'n Funs. Each band member was dressed in 80s attire Nooner as Adam Ant and Wilde as a member of Devo. More...

PLT's '1776' begins this weekend

Pensacola Little Theatre closes out its 69th Mainstage Season, with the international stage triumph that won the TONY Award and the New York Critics Circle Award for Best Musical of the Year. More...

Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 8 p.m. on PBS Live From Lincoln Center: More...


Youngsters enjoy Community Life Center's Summer Camp

It doesn't seem to be truly summer until summer camp starts, and at the Community Life Center's Kids' Camp the feel of summer has just begun. More...

GBES' Meaux earns doctorate

Many a college student is on what they affectionately call 'the five year plan.' This writer was one of them. More...

Gulf Breeze High final nine week Honor Roll released

Ms. Cherry M. Fitch, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the fourth 9weeks grading period of the 2005-06 school year. More...



Annie Laurie Lee Earnest went home to be with Jesus at the age of 91, Thursday, May 25, 2006. She was born in Bay Minette, AL, to Zeno and Mary Lee. In her youth, she moved to Pensacola. She spent the last 33 years in Gulf Breeze, FL. More...


Robert "Bob" Mewborn, age 80 of Navarre, went to his heavenly home, Friday, June 2, 2006 at his home after a battle with cancer. More...


Martha Valeria Gaddy of Mary Esther passed away on June 5, 2006. Mrs. Gaddy was born in Georgia and raised in the Griffin area and had resided in the Northwest Florida area for the past 37 years. More...

Home & Garden

Ouch, the yellow flies are biting

It's yellow fly season again in Northwest Florida and the villain is out in force. The name yellow fly is commonly used to describe about a dozen different species of deer flies in the horse fly family Tabanidae. More...

Prepare your landscape now for future tropical storms

Hurricane season is here and many people are busy preparing their homes for the potential of a powerful storm. More...


From the Editor's Desk

It's safe to turn off the computer

During my short tenure years ago at a Pensacola law firm (where I learned quickly that time really is money not to be spent on chatting), my buddy Jason, the IT guy, told me about a great idea he had for a shirt. More...

On the Spot:

Have you had any problems with your home wind insurance policy because of recent storms?

"As far as settling, they settled fine, then they cancelled. I had to look around [for coverage] and it ended up costing me $300 a year. More...


Iran to soon be getting help from United States

Imagine the scenario. You are in a darkened parking lot on a pitch-black evening. You see a stirring a little ways in the distance and an old man comes up to you. He is smaller than you. More...

102 candles

Gulf Breeze's Gertrude Filsinger's secret? 'Just be happy'

The year Gertrude Filsinger was born, the United States began work on the Panama Canal, and the first underground line of the New York City Subway opened for business. More...

Small businesses urged to prepare

In the event of a major hurricane, local officials noted that the federal government is not always available immediately after a storm, and small businesses and residents should plan accordingly. More...



Island News

How much storage is necessary?

Planners worry about flotsam in case of storm

As residents plan to rebuild their homes on Pensacola Beach, one issue yet to be resolved is the amount of allowable square footage below the base flood level. More...

Surf's up !

Tropical Storm Alberto churned up the Gulf of Mexico Saturday, bringing surfers to Pensacola Beach to ride 10-foot waves. Pensacola Beach lifeguards were busy pulling surfers and swimmers out of the gulf on the red flag day. More...

Bubba's Beach

Top 10 reasons I hate horror movies

I hate horror movies. I'd put watching a horror movie right next to nailing my toes to a two by four as one of my favorite things to do. They are stupid, never real and never scare me. However, 'Lishous loves the stupid things. More...


Gulf Breeze PD receives fifth consecutive excellence award

Gulf Breeze Police Department selected as Rocky Pomerance "Excellence in Policing" winner from Florida Police Chiefs Association for an unprecedented 5th year in a row. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 6/6/06 Bevis Jr., Stephen Russell, 31, W/M, 1700 block of Beaver Pond Road, Gulf Breeze, driving on a suspended license More...

Florida is too 'unpredictable' for some insurance companies

There are seven good reasons why i n s u r a n c e companies are shy of doing business in F l o r i d a : A n d r e w , J e a n n e , More...


Lone GBSA rec team wins U16 All Star Tournament

Gulf Breeze beats Pace twice to win championship

GBSA didn't have the quantity of players for their U16 softball league as all the other parks in the area. They had enough for exactly one team. More...

Cheney drafted, then signed by Mets

First GBHS draftee in eight years inks six year deal

Steven Cheney became the first Dolphin baseball player in eight years to be selected in the Major League Baseball draft. A 2004 GBHS grad, Cheney was selected by the New York Mets in the 25th round June 7. More...

GBSA teams state bound

Gulf Breeze will send a pair of youth baseball teams to the Dizzy Dean State Tournament in St. Petersburg. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, June 15 Stormwater Utility Workshop, Session II, 8 a.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive More...


Senior Scene

Consignment fashion leads to Auxiliary funds

Years ago, I was a very dedicated volunteer and an active member of a hospital auxiliary. I spent a few days a week pushing a cart loaded with all those things we forget to take when we go into the hospital for a week or more. More...


Seniors seminar focuses on asset management

Sacred Heart Hospitals Senior Services program will present a free seminar in downtown Pensacola on Thursday, June 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Home Care, 213 E. Wright St., to help attendees learn to manage their assets. More...



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


WHEREAS, Marguerite P. Gibson, has petitioned to vacate, abandon, discontinue and renounce any interest and right of the public in and to the following described property to wit: More...


Santa Rosa County is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Emergency Set-Aside Grant in the amount of $500,000.00. More...