August 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

GB's Abby Spencer lands lead on series

Homegrown Abigail Spencer, 1999 Gulf Breeze High School graduate, has recently added a television series to her quickly growing on-screen repertoire. More...

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Community

GB alumni take the lead in 'Rain'

What would Singin' in the Rain be without real rain falling during the famous Gene Kelly dance scene? More...

The impact of IMPACT 100 on local business

IMPACT 100 a very important non-profit organization in the Pensacola Bay Area. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Surgical Specialist Joins Baptist Bariatric Center

Glenn Burleson, M.D., a specialist in weight loss surgery, is joining the B a p t i s t B a r i a t r i c Center of Excellence at Baptist Hospital. More...

News

Teens volunteer at Gulf Breeze Hospital

To most teenagers, summer vacation means hanging out with friends, going to the beach and spending copious amounts of time in front of the television. More...

CORRECTIONS:

In a July 13 issue, a photo caption depicted Nevin Shaffer as Scoutmaster for Troop 417. Shaffer is one of the assistant Scoutmasters and Robert Engel the Scoutmaster. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

FELONIES 7/24/06 Null, Jr., Mitchell Lee, 30, W/M, 5200 block of Highway 98, Navarre, resisting an officer with violence More...

School

Little Red School House provides free supplies

The GFWC Milton Woman's Club, Inc. will oversee the Little Red School House, a building set aside to stock donated items, which will be made available to Santa Rosa County teachers, beginning in September. More...

SoundWave Band leaders

The following group of musicians will lead the GBHS SoundWave Band for the 2006-07 season. More...

Bully Busters Six different ways to prevent bullying

According the United States Justice Department, one in four children is bullied everyday. No longer just "harmless" teasing and taunting on the schoolyard, bullying is part of an escalating school violence problem. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, August 3 Zoning Board of Adjustments, 5:30 p.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton More...

Health

Special needs shelters a challenge for the disabled

Although hurricane season 2006 has been relatively calm so far, there is concern that people with disabilities are being over looked in the emergency planning process. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Sacred Heart names new CFO

Sacred Heart Health System has selected Buddy Elmore, chief financial officer More...

Opinion

From the Editor's Desk

We are citizens, not critics

Last week, Presidential Advisor Karl Rove addressed the graduating class of George Washington University citing, "some argue political professionals are ruining American politics." He then turned that criticism to journalists stating, "most of these More...

Commissioner's Report

Commission urging for special session to address windstorm insurance

New Santa Rosa Library System Our own library system will be open for business in early August. More...

On the Spot:

What did you do this summer?

"We went to California for a wedding. It was great. After that we sent all the kids home and went to Cabo for a week. The weather was nice because we went right before it got too hot." -Cathy Sharp Gulf Breeze More...

Plan in works for city arts center

The Santa Rosa County School District (SRCSD) announced a recent meeting of district and Gulf Breeze city officials to determine the validity of a performing arts center in the city. More...

City proposes tax rate rollback

Gulf Breeze City officials began hammering out the first draft of the balanced budget for 2007. More...

$250k pledged for GBHS fields

Efforts moved forward late last week to fund renovation of the Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) Field House and practice fields. More...

County to improve Oriole Beach boat ramp

Santa Rosa County plans to pay $225,000 for an empty lot to create additional parking at the Oriole Beach boat ramp and also address other maintenance issues. More...

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Island News

Lots remain vacant as lessees face rising costs

If you have a vacant residential leasehold on Pensacola Beach, you have a May 2008 deadline to begin construction. More...

Pensacola Beach Elementary School welcomes parents, students to orientation

The Pensacola Beach Elementary School opened for the new year in their own facility, and it felt "really good" in the words of PBES principal Jeff Castleberry. More...

Bubba's Beach

Hey! Since the entire world is putting everything on a list, I thought I'd just add another one. We love our Island Santa Rosa, and even if one does not live there, they can be an "Islander". Just as you don't have to be born here to be an American. More...

Entertainment

Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on NBC My Name Is Earl: If you get an "Arrested Development" vibe off this episode, there's a reason: It was written by Brad Copeland, who wrote several "AD" episodes. More...

UWF's Gallery 88 showing small works by John Markowitz

From August 7 through September 15 WUWF's alternative gallery will host an exhibit of paintings called simply John Markowitz, Small Works. More...

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

Holly Shelton joins Don Snowden's Big Band at Olde Seville

Vocalist Holly Shelton, turning heads and winning hearts wherever she sings, will join Don Snowden's Big Band All-Stars at tonight's Evenings in Olde Seville Square from 79:15 p.m. This concert is sponsored by Dr. More...

Sports

Wave finishes fourth

Gulf Breeze 8 year olds go 6-2 in 64team field

The Gulf Breeze Wave won its first six games at the 8-yearold Dizzy Dean World Series, advancing to the semifinals, before losing two of its last three to finish fourth in the 64team field. More...

Simon named GBHS softball coach

Gulf Breeze High hired a new softball coach last week, although he's not all that new. More...

Football practice gets started

Almost 100 young men donned Dolphin football helmets Monday for the first day of practice. The squad practiced in shorts and helmets Tuesday and Wednesday before breaking out the shoulder pads for the first time today. More...

Seniors

Senior Scene 25 years of clutter: 'all's right with the world'

On awakening this morning, my eyes traveled around the room counting various photos and awards, certificates and all the other memorabilia that has been there for the last 25 years. More...

Night Fright: When the sun goes down, seniors' fears often take center stage

During the day, dementia regularly sends the 86-year-old woman into states of confusion. But at night, her situation worsens considerably. In the dark, she is terrified and often doesn't know where she is or whom she's with. More...

Home & Garden

Create an 'extra room' with quality outdoor furnishings

Outdoor living no longer has to mean, "roughing it". Your backyard can be an extension of your living spaces...a place to relax with family and entertain friends. More...

Be prudent when you're pruning palms

Palms are becoming more popular in Northwest Florida. They can be expensive additions to the landscape but with proper care, palms can live long, healthy lives. Correct pruning is a key component to caring for your palms properly. More...

Black stuff on crape myrtle leaves revisited

"The leaves on my crape myrtles are turning black. What can I do?" This is a common question at this time of year. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

WHEREAS, John Hardison 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...

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Angela J. Jones, representing I. H. More...