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Cyclists conquer first leg of cross country trip

Gulf Breeze High School alumnus Michelle Norberg will bicycle from Jacksonville to San Francisco this summer with Bike & Build, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes young people to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. More...

GBHS rated 'B' for first time in 6 years

Although Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) dropped a letter grade after this year's Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), scores and educators are saying it's hard being More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Christian Surfers bridge gap between beach, God

With their toes in the sand and their hands in God's work, Pensacola Christian Surfers is an outreach program that brings the Gospel to places that brick and mortar churches may overlook. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Maritime Park holds pep rally

John Cavanaugh, Quint Studer and Nancy Fetterman will be holding a Community Maritime Park Pep Rally today, July 6 from 5-6 p.m. at Seville Quarter Heritage Hall. More...

NEWS ABOUT OUR TROOPS

Cmdr. Karl J. Greene deployed

Navy Cmdr. Karl J. Greene has deployed to eastern Africa to serve as member of the Combined Joint Task ForceHorn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonier in Djibouti as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. More...

Entertainment

Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on CBS Big Brother 7: All-Stars: More...

Comedy Central comedian Henry Cho to headline Covenant Hospice evening of comedy

Comedy Central comedian, Henry Cho, will be bringing his comedy to Pensacola Saturday, July 29 for the 12th Annual Evening of Comedy, which benefits Covenant Hospice. More...

Jones & Company and Duncan McCall Pipe Band to entertain tonight at Evenings in Olde Seville Square

Jones & Company will take you from dance to romance with their versatile style and mix of smooth, sassy and soul-infused music at the next Evenings in Olde Seville Square from 79:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 6. More...

School

Cram the Van visits local merchants

Program to visit Gulf Breeze Wal Mart today

Cram the Van, a United Way program sponsored by WEAR TV 3 and Sandy Sansing, will be making stops at local businesses to except donations of school supplies for those unable to afford them. The van is scheduled to be at the following locations: More...

Sports

Tigers 7U place second at state

World Series bound

The Tiger Point 7U All Stars took second place at the Dizzy Dean State Tournament June 23-30 in St. Petersburg. Top Row: Asst Coach Jeff Parsons, Head Coach Ken Robinson, Asst Coach/Pitcher Jamie Philips and Asst Coach Robert Toellner. More...

Tomey takes job at Milton

Softball coach the third in last two months to step down at GBHS

The coaching carousel continued at Gulf Breeze last week when softball coach Sean Tomey took a coaching and teaching job at Milton High School. More...

A swell summer

The GBSA 10-year-old All Stars weren't able to add to their impressive trophy case last week, but their fourth place finish at the Dizzy Dean State Tournament was the best among Northwest Florida teams.They are (kneeling, from left). More...

Calendar of Events

Today, July 6

Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments, 5:30 p.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton More...

Health

Dear Doctor:

Clearing up the 'hype' on cosmetic surgery

Dear Dr. McCollough: I am contemplating a face-lift, and More...

Opinion

Publishers' Pen

GBN locks down with GBFR

I consider myself to be a pretty competent person, and I love to try new things, but I found myself totally humbled and incapable when I volunteered to ride with the Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue on Saturday night. More...

Word from Washington

Summer a patriotic time of year

One of my very favorite things about summer both at home and in Washington , is the prevalence of the American flag. It seems that American's fly their flags with pride during the summer more than any other season. More...

On the Spot:

What is your opinion on emergency response times in Gulf Breeze and Midway?

"They're always on the ball when we call them. The fire department is really fast." -Cheryl Whisman Gulf Breeze More...

Dry conditions spark Plantation Hill fire

Area firefighters responded to a brush fire last Friday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No homes or individuals were harmed. Full story on 2A More...

Panera Bread to join Publix center

Publix Supermarkets officially announced its lease in the Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center, and rumors abound about tenants in the surrounding area and out parcels. More...

City to offer sewer in low-lying areas

A plan in the works at city hall may give some residents the option of sewer service by the end of 2006. More...

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Island News

Island utilities go six feet under

Gulf Power officials say underground utility placement on Pensacola Beach is on schedule to place their power lines six feet under. More...

SRIA to see plans for 3-phase resort

The developers of a resort on the site of the former Holiday Inn Express were expected to present conceptual plans for a three-phase project for approval to the Santa Rosa Island Authority Wednesday night. More...

Bubba's Beach

Ties !

I have been watching the World Cup Championships. Now, I don't totally understand soccer and don't want to learn much about it, but any Bubba will watch the World Championships of Anything! More...

News

No one injured in Plantation Hill fire

Avoluminous plume of smoke was visible from Pensacola Bay when a wooded lot in the Plantation Hill subdivision caught fire Friday, June 30. More...

Second hurricane in 10 months hits July 10, 2005

Just when we thought we had our ticket punched for the hundred year storm and it was safe to rebuild and resume our normal day-to-day lives, Gulf Breeze residents got a reality check in the form of Hurricane Dennis. More...

Long term recovery group pools community resources

CDAC offers free hurricane stress counseling

The Santa Rosa County Long Term Recovery Organization (LTRO) met recently in their continuing effort to align resources and share information to assist the community in disaster recovery. More...

Faith

Camp Happy Sands makes a comeback

Few community efforts to provide recreation for lowincome families are as successful as Camp Happy Sands. More...

GB First Baptist has 'Global Focus'

On May 6, First Baptist Church Gulf Breeze held a kickoff party celebrating Global Focus. For the past year, members had prepared for this event. Missionaries were contacted from our neighborhood, across the nation and around the world. More...

St. Francis of Assisi VBS a 'Treasure'

June 19-23 was the week of Vacation Bible School at St. Francis of Assisi under the leadership of Jackie Manderson. The theme of the week was "Son Treasure Island; Where Kids discover the treasure of Gods Love through the Bible." More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

Introduction to poetry at young age stayed with me

It was in sixth grade, in Mr. Lieberman's English class, that I finally began to enjoy poetry. He introduced us to what, I suppose, one would call "free verse." That's when I first discovered that poetry does not necessarily have to rhyme. More...

Home & Garden

Modest facade conceals personal touches extraordinaire

From the street, the renovated home in Denver's Hilltop neighborhood offers only hints at the surprises beyond the entrance. Stacked stone and blond brick. An etched-steel front door. A porthole window high on the second floor. More...

UF's new website offers Solutions for Your Life

BY THERESA FRIDAY Santa Rosa County Extension Agent

The Internet is a global superwarehouse of information. More and more people use the internet when trying to find an answer to a question. More...

Coping with summer's heat and humidity

My mother was conversing with someone from one of the northern states a few years ago when the subject of weather came up. She was asked if those of us from the deep South became accustomed to the heat and humidity. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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

IN RE: ESTATE OF STANLEY WILLIAM MEIER, Deceased

In the Circuit Court for Santa Rosa County, Florida Probate Division More...